Jul
21

Game 93: Getting back on track

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Matsui hit a HR in his first game back at Yankee Stadium last night. (/Gary Cohen'd) (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

It’s only been four games, but the Yankees’ starting pitchers have been a bit off since returning from the All Star break. It started with CC Sabathia‘s shaky, though not terrible, effort against the Rays on Friday, even though he was working on normal rest. A.J. Burnett got knocked around before knocking himself out of Saturday’s game on ten day’s rest, while Andy Pettitte didn’t have his usual command before getting hurt on the same amount of rest the next day. Phil Hughes, working on 11 day’s rest last night, got smacked around pretty good himself.

So today the ball falls into the hands of Javy Vazquez, who by all accounts has been no worse than the team’s second best starter over the last seven or eight weeks. But there is a problem when Javy pitches: the Yankees never score any runs. Ever. They’re scored a total of 30 runs in his last 11 starts (2.72 per), and were held to two runs or less a whopping six times during that span. It’s not like he’s been lined up against aces either, I think the guy’s just cursed.

Joel Piniero, who’s on a nice little roll of late (2.10 ERA, 3.59 FIP in his last seven starts) will be a tough matchup today. He won’t beat himself with walks and chances are the team will beat his sinker into the ground. Gotta hope Piniero leaves a few pitches up the zone and the Yanks capitalize.

Here’s the lineup, which needs a real DH like nobody’s business…

Jeter, SS
Swisher, RF
Teixiera, 1B
A-Rod, 3B
Cano, 2B
Miranda, DH
Granderson, CF
Cervelli, C
Gardner, LF

And on the bump, it’s Javy Vazquez.

It’s a getaway day for this short two game set, with the game starting at 1pm ET. You can watch on YES locally and MLB Network nationally. Enjoy.

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  1. Ross in Jersey says:

    To be fair, Gary Cohen doesn’t have much to cheer about these days. Reading that Matsui hit a home run was probably the highlight of his month. Why not add a bit of creative (if fabricated) flair?

  2. Apollo22237 says:

    Hah, very funny caption. I’m glad I wasn’t the only one to hear that piece of information.

  3. rebecca from phone says:

    Jesus(,) we need a dh

  4. Prediction: Juan “Gone” Miranda goes deep today.

  5. Carcillo says:

    Since I didn’t watch the Mets last night, I’m guessing Cohen said that even though the Angels have already visited Yankee Stadium this year, along with Matsui already having homered during that series?

    If so, that’s some bad fail on Cohen’s part.

    • Mike Axisa says:

      Yep, and then he went on to talk about what a special moment it must have been for Godzilla.

    • Mr. Sparkle says:

      That’s the thing about Mets announcers and Mets fanboys/broadcasters on WFAN. They don’t watch the Yankees AT ALL, yet think they can provide insightful comment on them. It’s disgraceful really. I’d rather have them be honest and just come out and say, “Look, I’m a Mets fan and I don’t pay any attention to the Yankees at all. I watch six Yankee games a year…the six times they play the Mets. So…I’m not even going to try to comment on the Yankees.” They might get fired, but at least it would be honest.

  6. forensicnucchem says:

    Good numbers today:

    Swisher vs. Pineiro: .360/.433/.520 in 31 PA’s
    Cano vs. Pineiro: .615/.615/.846 in 13 PA’s

    Hunter vs. Vazquez: .209/.244/.372 in 45 PA’s

    Bad numbers today:

    Tex vs. Pineiro: .216/.310/.486 in 42 PA’s (not bad power)
    A-Rod vs. Pineiro: .152/.200/.182 in 35 PA’s (yikes)
    Granderson vs. Pineiro: .071/.176/.071 in 17 PA’s (yikes again)

    Abreu vs. Vazquez: .316/.384/.803 (10 HR’s) in 86 PA’s (Holy Schnikes)

    Can’t help but think that with Hunter and Matsui (1-8 against Javy) behind Abreu, there shouldn’t be anything even close to the plate against him.

  7. baby carlos says:

    losing 6th season series in 7 years needs to be avoided today.

  8. Pat D says:

    Let’s see.

    Pineiro, April 14 @ Yankees: 7 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 K

    Pineiro, April 24 vs. Yankees: 6 IP, 11 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

    I’ll take Option B, please.

  9. forensicnucchem says:

    And we get to see Matsui ‘roaming’ LF today!

  10. Rose says:

    Yesterday was pretty embarrassing to watch a young mediocre rookie pitcher seemingly adapting to the veteran Yankee line up instead of the opposite taking place.

    That being said, the line up looked abismal yesterday and if they looked that bad against somebody irrelevant – somebody who’s significantly better may suggest a problem.

    Let’s hope for good Javier Vazquez today! Hopefully Phil Hughes hasn’t tagged Javy just yet. AJ apparently tagged Hughes quite quickly however…so we could be in for a treat :/

    • Tom Zig says:

      Yesterday the meme won. There is still time left in the season for the Yankees to correct that. They were able to last year.

    • bexarama says:

      if they looked that bad against somebody irrelevant – somebody who’s significantly better may suggest a problem.

      Orrrr they could beat him up like they did David Price (and Jeff Neimann to an extent). #ycpb

    • Mike Axisa says:

      Why does everyone say games like that are “embarrassing?” Every team loses games like that. Every single one.

      • Rose says:

        Yeah, and everybody is embarrassed once in a while too.

        • Ross in Jersey says:

          All 3 of these things happened last night:

          1) Hughes got hit hard and the Angels beat up the back of the Yankees pen, winning 10-2

          2) The Rays blew leads in the 9th and 12th innings before losing to the Orioles.

          3) The Red Sox lost to the As after getting out to a 4-0 lead, partly because of a balk that put the winning run in second.

          All things considered, I’d say the Yankees loss was the least embarrassing. And that’s not even mentioning the Dodger fiasco, or the Mets.

          • Rose says:

            Yeah obviously. When compared to these things but I wasn’t really evaluating it that way. Plus, everybody has their own scale of what is embarrassing, what isn’t, and anything in-between.

            Tripping on the sidewalk could be a major embarrassment to some people and others couldn’t care any less. It’s all relative.

      • Tom Zig says:

        Last night was one of those throw your remote at the TV games.

      • bexarama says:

        It stunk but I’d rather just flat-out lose than what happened to the Dodgers last night… but it’s kinda nice to have losses, no matter how bad, only count as one loss, haha.

      • Why does everyone say games like that are “embarrassing?” Every team loses games like that. Every single one.

        UNACCEPTABLE!!!!!!!

  11. GermanYankee says:

    //Matsui hit a HR in his first game back at Yankee Stadium last night.//

    nope. The Angels have been here in April so it wasn’t his first game back in Yankee Stadium ;)

  12. Robinson Cano, career v Joel Pineiro:

    .615/.615/.846 (8 H, 2 2B, 2 K, 0 BB in 13 PA)

    Nick Swisher, career v. Joel Pineiro:

    360/.433/.520 (9 H, 2 2B, 1 3B, 1 HBP, 1 SF, 1 SH, 5 K, 3 BB in 31 PA)

    Everybody else is pretty bleh; this isn’t a good matchup for us (historically). And he owns ARod (.152/.200/.182 in 35 PA) and Granderson (.071/.176/.071 in 17 PA).

  13. Carlosologist says:

    Let’s hope the Yanks completely dominate Piniero. Also, if Cash ninjas Ruben Amaro for Werth, what would be the OF alignment? I was thinking it would be:

    LF Gardner
    CF Granderson
    RF Werth
    DH Swisher

  14. rebecca from phone says:

    If you want to know what embarrassment is, go ask the dodgers

  15. Tampa Yankee says:

    Man, watching the Rays game on MLB.com and seeing Upton strike out on 3 pitches again makes me wonder what the hell happened to him. Does he just want out of TB so badly he is tanking it?

    • Rose says:

      There must be something with that farm system and certain highly touted OF prospects. Delmon Young had been a disappointment for quite a while too (although he’s much better this year).

      • Angelo says:

        I don’t think it’s the farm system. They’ve developed plenty of good players. Longoria, Price, Shields, Zobrist, Crawford, etc..

        • Sweet Dick Willie says:

          Although they really didn’t “develop” Longoria.

          They drafted him in ’06 and was was in the show in ’08.

        • Rose says:

          I was trying to make a more general connection but didn’t want to come across as racist because when I original wrote it – it may have been misinterpreted…so I just put what I could down.

          Obviously, it has absolutely nothing to do with skin color but some people jump the gun when you make a negative comparison like that. Just didn’t want avoid that from happening.

          I meant to say similar prospects like Delmon Young as well.

    • baby carlos says:

      Another one of those cases where 1 or 2 of a players tools gets Peter Gammons’d and turn the prospect into Hall worthy.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan says:

      He’s lazy like Cano, but doesn’t get the same results!

      …and he always seems to be in the doghouse.

      • baby carlos says:

        yep… he is in the doghouse. But he does seem like he is an arrogant asshole, so it may be well deserved.

        Coach Norman Dale would not just randomly target a player.

      • Angelo says:

        You’re messing with things here, man. BJ Upton isn’t dominican, therefore he isn’t lazy.

  16. Gsuss says:

    I really kinda disagree on the “real DH”. A platoon with Miranda/Thames isn’t the worst thing ever. They both hit the opposite pitcher well and could work. Remember, an All Star at every position isn’t necessary. While I would salivate over Adam Dunn hitting at Yankee Stadium, I’m willing to ride the Miranda/Thames wave….for now.

    //In two weeks, I’m with you.

  17. forensicnucchem says:

    I can’t stand listening to the Angels’ broadcasters. They’re really up there with the worst in the game.

    • bexarama says:

      Yep. I have no idea how GQ or whatever it was rated them as one of the five best. I used to like Victor Rojas on MLBN but he’s frigging annoying now.

      • forensicnucchem says:

        Yup. One thing that stuck out to me yesterday was when Posada went out to talk to Hughes once, they went all Joe West saying it’s absurd and no wonder their games take so long. Then, later in the game, they lauded Mathis for going out to make sure he was telling the pitcher to remember his mechanics and pick the right pitch.

      • baby carlos says:

        Um it was GQ…their selection of Vin Scully is like saying New York is hot and muggy in the summer.

        • bexarama says:

          Heh.

          Not a stretch to say Scully is the best broadcaster in baseball, but other than saying the Angels’ broadcast was among the best, I thought their list was pretty good.

    • Kiersten says:

      A first inning run. Javy must be stoked.

  18. GermanYankee says:

    Matsui playing in left? That’ll be interesting.

  19. Klemy says:

    Waldman introducing Sterling as “the voice of the Yankees” especially hurts more now.

  20. Apollo22237 says:

    The old “bunt foul on purpose in order to get the 3rd baseman in and the pitcher to throw another strike in case you bunt again so you can hit it back up the middle” play.

  21. Pete says:

    A-Rod’s gonna turn that play into a 3 HR, 9 RBI game, reverse-cano-style

  22. forensicnucchem says:

    He got Abreu out!!!

  23. Mike Axisa says:

    Gardner woulda had it.

  24. Klemy says:

    That Granderson is a terrible centerfielder.

    /sarcasm

  25. Than you, Death Valley.

  26. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    Sweet inning Javy

  27. Over/Under: 3.5 Dave Duncan references today.

    There’s one.

  28. Carlosologist says:

    Jeterian!

  29. Ross in Jersey says:

    Judging from some of the posts I’ve seen, as Granderson got to wall on that ball Gardner should have been already standing there, leaning against the fence, chewing a carrot.

  30. Pete says:

    I hate manufactured beards. Beards are supposed to be an indicator of manliness – like, man that dude is gruff; look at his beard! But when it’s all manicured like that, it defeats the purpose. It’s like having all the ugliness of a beard without any of the manliness of a beard.

    /rant’d

  31. YankeesJunkie says:

    Vote on when Matsui breaks his knees under his own knees. I say 6th inning.

  32. Meat Loaf says:

    Matsui in the field. This isn’t one of those RAB April Fools jokes, is it? My heart can only take so much.

  33. Carlosologist says:

    Swish should hit one to left so it goes over Matsui’s head and it’s an automatic triple.

  34. All Star Carl says:

    Stop trying pull that Sinker. You’ll GIDP.

  35. Apollo22237 says:

    Matsui will make a diving catch in Left today. I will just ignore the fact that him making a diving catch means a normal outfielder would be to the ball easily anyway.

  36. There is no way that should’ve been a double. Bad play by Rivera.

  37. forensicnucchem says:

    Tex says ‘Shift this’.

  38. Mike Axisa says:

    Look at Tex with the hustle double.

  39. claybeez says:

    Good baserunning there.

  40. Apollo22237 says:

    I forgot that wasn’t abreu in the field, he has a much better arm than that.

  41. Bryan says:

    Mark Tex baby.

  42. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    Tex is hooooottttt

    … with the bat, I mean.

  43. forensicnucchem says:

    Let’s go A-Rod, get the offense going today!

  44. YankeesJunkie says:

    That is $20 million dollar base running right there.

  45. ZZ says:

    I thought Teix was too lazy to make changes to his swing/stance unlike Swisher.

    Looks like Juan Rivera is taking lessons from Torri Hunter on how to play the OF.

    Great baserunning by Teix.

  46. Bryan says:

    TEH RUN SCORED!!!!!!1111

  47. DJ says:

    A-Rod just bothered. He just saw Tex run into a double and now he jogs down the line. O well he got his RBI

  48. Carlosologist says:

    More IBBs for Robbie!

  49. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    Cano is getting the Barry Bonds treatment as of late, and he isn’t as hot as he was in the beginning of the season.

  50. Yankee1010 says:

    Banuelos and Brackman are pitching pretty well so far today.

    Brackman: 3 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 Ks, 4-0 GB/FB

    Banuelos: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 9 Ks, 2-1 GB/FB

  51. Carlosologist says:

    My reasoning as to why Tex is smoldering: He finally cut his hair.

  52. Nice play, Tex.

    I’ve got a good feeling about today.

  53. Mike Axisa says:

    Love it Javy. Love. It.

  54. Nice easy inning there; time to score more.

  55. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    Some random Blue Jay fan:

    on fan 590 Scott Downs (and John Buck) were traded for Brett Lawrie

    … Hasn’t been confirmed anywhere else though.

  56. Ouch; Frankie was clearly guessing wrong there, haha.

  57. Mike Axisa says:

    Thanks for trying, Frankie.

  58. forensicnucchem says:

    Leave it to Grandy and Cervi to see 5 pitches total. At least Gardner is usually good for a bunch of pitches.

  59. theyankeewarrior says:

    Curtis Granderson lines out to center fielder Torii Hunter.

    Did he get robbed?

  60. Holy hell, those two little boys looked miserable.

  61. Mike Axisa says:

    Gardner woulda had that.

  62. YankeesJunkie says:

    Gardner would have had that.

  63. j_Yankees says:

    Sad Face.

    Curtis Granderson thru 68 games in 2010: .233/.302/.392, 7HR, 24RBI.

    Melky Cabrera thru 68 games in 2009: .291/.354/.447, 7HR, 28RBI.

    (note that i don’t want Melky back just looking at what he did in CF last year vs what Curtis is doing in CF this year.)

    • Rose says:

      Meh.

      The line numbers don’t matter as much as the RBI and runs scored do. That’s what it’s all about right there.

    • Mike HC says:

      Melky gunned a guy down at home last night with a perfect throw too. And it was like a split second type of play, where everyone basically thought Melky had no chance.

      But he nailed him. Brought back good memories.

      (nothing of this has to do with wanting him back, just good memories of the Melkman.

  64. baby carlos says:

    frigid in the booth and blasting air… Michael your a pervert

  65. Vinny "The Bull" Scafuto says:

    Time for my ritual post-3rd inning Michael Kay-induced shower.

  66. boogie down says:

    Kay has a creepy vibe when he’s talking to Kim Jones, IMO.

  67. YankeesJunkie says:

    Gardner would have flew up and got that ball on its apex.

  68. Ross in Jersey says:

    If they Angels played 9 catchers against us I’m pretty sure we’d lose every game by the score of 43-12.

  69. Mike HC says:

    Its amazing how fast Javy went from “Bench him, trade him, he sucks,” to our number two starter. Cashman has gotten a ton of crap for this past off season, but that trade was a clear, sure winner.

  70. I don’t know why but these Coors ads really rub me the wrong way.

  71. He will not be stopped.

  72. S.King says:

    july 21, game 93: the day Jeter turned it on

  73. forensicnucchem says:

    Ugh, send him…

  74. Mike Axisa says:

    Nick Swisher would show you his feminine side. If he had one.

  75. YankeesJunkie says:

    Come on Yanks.

  76. Ross in Jersey says:

    @KenTremendous Sad news out of Philadelphia: Jamie Moyer will go on the 15-day DL with a strained he died eight years ago.

    I miss FJM so much :(

    • bexarama says:

      His Twitter is fucking annoying at times (it’s like 75% potshots at Jeter, he comes off as way more obsessed with the Yankees than a Red Sox fan) but:

      Bad news from New York: Pettitte on 60-day DL with a Grade-1 strain of his How Is He Still Good? muscle.

      I lol’ed.

  77. Tampa Yankee says:

    I heart Swisher

  78. forensicnucchem says:

    Nice Tex.

  79. I love that the ball Tex should have a double on goes for a single and vice versa.

    You know, Susan…

  80. Vinny "The Bull" Scafuto says:

    There we go.

  81. Klemy says:

    This just in, Tex is no longer struggling with the bat.

  82. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    Tex is almost batting .260!!

  83. bexarama says:

    WHY IS HE STILL BATTING THIRD

  84. Mike Axisa says:

    Damn, I thought he had that one.

  85. Esteban says:

    TEIX woo

  86. /YES camera tease’d

  87. claybeez says:

    Kay with his best Sterling impression.

  88. Vinny "The Bull" Scafuto says:

    Wonder if Sterling just Sterling’d himself.

  89. Jeff Karstens, Male Model says:

    Eff you Michael Kay, I was texting “599″ to my buddy….

  90. Jobamania aka EvoLuTioN says:

    lol micheal kay

  91. Carlosologist says:

    Damn. That was off the end of the bat.

  92. Klemy says:

    Jesus. Sterling just wet himself on Arod’s flyout, thinking it was 599 there.

  93. Mike Axisa says:

    Tex has reached base in 37 straight games.

  94. A-Rod’s HR/FB% is almost TEN percent down this year. I cannot wait for the correction.

  95. bexarama says:

    I admit to thinking that was #599 off the bat, Kay-style. He’s hitting #600 tomorrow though, guys, because I won’t be able to watch the game.

  96. Jobamania aka EvoLuTioN says:

    now that ones gone

    WOOT CANO

  97. Tom Zig says:

    MoNsTeR

  98. Carlosologist says:

    Robbie Baseball!

  99. Mike Axisa says:

    Pineiro’s getting tattooed. Everything’s hit hard.

  100. claybeez says:

    This young man is GOOD!

  101. Jeff Karstens, Male Model says:

    Dontcha know.

  102. baby carlos says:

    Scoiscia, perhaps you might want to stay with the IBB.

  103. forensicnucchem says:

    SWEEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    And that’s why I take the matchup with Miranda all day long if I’m them.

  104. Vinny "The Bull" Scafuto says:

    Ah yes, the obligatory A-Rod “Cano stole my homerun” reaction shot.

  105. Cano knew it. Love it.

  106. Angelo says:

    Soooo that’s why they were intentionally walking Cano.

  107. Bryan says:

    It ALWAYS feels good to beat the shit out of the Angels.

  108. Yankee1010 says:

    Are they all over him right now? Was Cano’s as crushed as Gameday makes it seem?

  109. Klemy says:

    So Cano is hitting about .690 off Piniero now?

  110. YankeesJunkie says:

    Cano knew that right away then Harkey showed Joba what they see when he pitches every third time out.

  111. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    Cano! Show ARod how it’s done!

  112. Jobamania aka EvoLuTioN says:

    ugh miranda

  113. Tampa Yankee says:

    Tex and Robbie must have received the memo about giving Javy some run support!

  114. forensicnucchem says:

    Rally Monkey Soap Dispenser Night is coming!!!!!

    Funny that it looks more like a duck though.

  115. Jobamania aka EvoLuTioN says:

    thanks for helping grandy hideki

  116. Rose says:

    In the Year of the Boar and Robinson Cano

  117. Mike HC says:

    Everything if finding a hole today. As opposed to yesterday, where everything seemed to find a hole for them.

  118. Ross in Jersey says:

    Bases loaded with Cano at the plate: Does Scoisiaball say IBB him anyway?!

  119. baby carlos says:

    Napoli looks as annoying and Varitek

  120. forensicnucchem says:

    So nice to see Matsui out there…

    • baby carlos says:

      Yep… Yankees failed and should have resigned him.

      • Ross in Jersey says:

        Not you again…

        • bexarama says:

          He’s kidding this time. I hope. =P

          My Twitter feed exploded with “WE DISRESPECTED MATSUI!!!!! WHY DIDN’T WE RESIGN HIM!!!!!!” yesterday when he homered. I understood the arguments both ways (though I didn’t want anything to do with him, honestly, if he insisted on playing the field which he supposedly did) but guys, he’s having an awful year. If he was on the Yankees we’d be whining and bitching about how Cashman is a sentimental fool.

        • baby carlos says:

          that was a brilliant comment. Did your Coco Puffs decoder ring give you that answer or your Magic 8 ball before the blue liquid spilled all over?

      • Pete says:

        sarcasm, right?

  121. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    Granderson brought his bat today, good job.

  122. Klemy says:

    So, Javy appears to not be cursed with no run support today.

  123. bexarama says:

    Thanks for Mats in the outfield, Scioscia.

  124. j_Yankees says:

    geez…watching Matsui charge that hurts my knees.

  125. /hopes for a patented Cervelli 25 bouncer up the middle to score Curtis

  126. This Matsui-Hunter-Rivera OF alingment reminds me of the halcyon days of Matsui-Bernie-Sheffield-Womack-Guiel.

  127. forensicnucchem says:

    The Angels broadcasters just said Pineiro needs to hold it here because they’ve had some very good swings of Javy. I must’ve missed most of those.

  128. boogie down says:

    So Cano should have a hot streak coming along soon, right? Heading into today, his July line was .222/.306/.444. However, he had a 7-game hitting streak prior to last night, during which he went 9-28 after starting the month just 3-23. Perhaps the streak is already underway…

  129. CS Yankee says:

    Wondering what’s more surprising so far today:

    Jeet’ being 2-2
    Granderson having a hit

  130. Mike Axisa says:

    Easy trivia. Moyer and Zito.

  131. Adam says:

    This is my first time listening to the radio broadcast in years (am out of market and watch the games online) and I had nearly forgotten how much I missed stories such as “Francisco Cervelli was given some DVDs of ‘The Frisco Kid’ to watch.”

  132. Ross in Jersey says:

    Where’s that guy who said the team who had huge holes and were at risk of missing the playoffs? I’m guessing he’s nowhere around today.

  133. YankeesJunkie says:

    Guess: Moyer

  134. bexarama says:

    Gardner would’ve………

  135. Vinny "The Bull" Scafuto says:

    Random aside, just reading the words “testicular contusion” regarding Carl Crawford is enough to put me into the fetal position.

  136. Adam says:

    Oooh, Sterling, “can’t predict baseball” story! Everyone take a drink!

  137. Mike Axisa says:

    36 pitches for Javy through four.

  138. Vinny "The Bull" Scafuto says:

    36 pitches through 4 full innings. Damn.

  139. Tom Zig says:

    yikes Bobby Abreu’s OBP is down 40pts from last yr

  140. Across the pond says:

    Pettitte one of them?

  141. boogie down says:

    3-3! The sky is un-falling!

  142. forensicnucchem says:

    Just his second 3-hit game since May.

  143. Vinny "The Bull" Scafuto says:

    The BABIP gods are smiling on Derek Jeter today.

  144. Carlosologist says:

    Now this is the Jeter we’ve all come to love.

  145. larryf says:

    Is it time to move Robbie out of the 5 slot? 3rd? 4th?

    • Vinny "The Bull" Scafuto says:

      No, it’s time for someone to get hot behind him for some protection. As much as we love to make jokes about the intentional walks, they’ll get old real quick if nobody can make teams pay.

    • YankeesJunkie says:

      No. No reason to move Robbie from the #5 with such success especially when A-Rod and Tex are in the #3 and #4.

    • Vinny "The Bull" Scafuto says:

      Case in point. Another IBB.

  146. YankeesJunkie says:

    Am I getting old or is history repeating itself?

  147. Mike Axisa says:

    Gorgeous. Swish waited on the breaking ball, smoked it back up the middle. Stick that shit on a training video.

  148. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    3B and HR for the cycle Texy!

  149. Will (the other one) says:

    Hope this isn’t too off-topic, but has anyone been checking in on the Rays/O’s game? They just ran a graphic on James Shields’ averages each time through the lineup that’ll make your head spin.

  150. Tampa Yankee says:

    I heart watching the Rays blow leads vs the O’s

  151. All Star Carl says:

    Tex opp field wow

  152. Great job, Tex.

    #599 please!

  153. Cy Farnsworth says:

    So I guess Teixeira’s not washed up?

  154. Yankee1010 says:

    Are some of these balls to LF “Matsui specials?”

  155. Ross in Jersey says:

    Teixiera has had enough of your fucking shifts.

  156. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    Tex has a double double, take that Lebron James!

  157. forensicnucchem says:

    Wow, Tex going the other way batting lefty. Nice!!!

    And it’s painful to watch Matsui out there. At least it would be if he was doing it for our team.

  158. Don’t try to pull that, Alex!

  159. CNight_UP says:

    really, really really lame

  160. All Star Carl says:

    Bondz

  161. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    R-E-S-P-E-C-T

  162. forensicnucchem says:

    Well, guess A-Rod’s numbers against Pineiro weren’t a fluke…

  163. Carlosologist says:

    Robbie Baseball: Feared.

  164. Nate says:

    Soooo I’m watching Gameday at work, and just broke out laughing hysterically with that second IBB to Cano.

  165. Vinny "The Bull" Scafuto says:

    My fantasy team does not appreciate the missed RBI opportunity.

  166. theyankeewarrior says:

    Time for Miranda’s HR?

  167. camilo gerardo says:

    here is your predictions ts!

  168. Will (the other one) says:

    Piniero helping out my fantasy team by taking away a stellar RBI chance from Cano. Thanks, dick.

  169. Cy Farnsworth says:

    Miranda’s gonna get a fastball to turn on here.

  170. Esteban says:

    Cano getting the Jim Rice treatment

  171. forensicnucchem says:

    That was ugly.

  172. Angelo says:

    GRAH! Miranda, why didn’t you hit a grandslam!!

  173. Vinny "The Bull" Scafuto says:

    *grumble*

    I can has Jesus?

  174. Esteban says:

    HUZZZAH, FJM is doing Deadspin again. It’s Christmas in September (9/22 to be exact)

  175. baby carlos says:

    Think this is the most run support the Yanks have given Javy. Nice to see, finally.

  176. YankeesJunkie says:

    Put that kid in CF.

  177. Mike Axisa says:

    I think we found our replacement for Pena.

  178. Yankee1010 says:

    I know Jesus doesn’t have to be on the 40 man until this offseason, but if they continue to have DH production like this (and I think Miranda should get another week or so), don’t they have to add him in September? I’m OK with waiting until Scranton finishes their postseason, but at that point, why not bring him up? I know it will require a roster move and start his clock, but if he keeps mashing, don’t they have to do it?

    This is assuming that they don’t pick up a DH in a trade.

    • YankeesJunkie says:

      No reason to call up Jesus so early he is only 20 in AAA and has only been hot for the last month of the season. The most prudent way to go about Montero is let him play out the season in AAA and watch him progress from there.

  179. Stop laughing, Pena. He’s fielding just as well as you are.

  180. Vinny "The Bull" Scafuto says:

    Beautiful.

  181. Carlosologist says:

    Damn, that ballboy has hands.

  182. Angelo says:

    That’s a pretty play.

  183. Adam says:

    *shiver*

    Feinsand on radio talking about post-trade deadline trades, “You can have Esteban Loiza walk through the door.”

    That just made my stomach hurt.

  184. Bunting when down six runs: GREAT BASEBALL!

  185. Dela G says:

    just turned on the tv

    good to see the yanks on mlb network. looks like Javy has been rollin

  186. Dela G says:

    and the angels score immediately

    what a lucky ass hit

  187. forensicnucchem says:

    Everyone talking about 37 pitches through 4. He’s now got 15 pitches this inning through 2 batters.

  188. Tom Zig says:

    Bobby Wilson really?

  189. Cy Farnsworth says:

    Aaaannnnndddd there’s Home Run Javy.

    Man I wish the guy could limit those a little.

  190. Dela G says:

    yikes, that sounded gone when he hit it

    boy i walk in the door and the angels score…

    :(

  191. Vinny "The Bull" Scafuto says:

    Teix should have hit this guy harder.

    /totally joking

  192. Mike Axisa says:

    Quick … BOOOOOOO!!!

  193. baby carlos says:

    At least it is a save situation for Mo.

  194. Carlosologist says:

    I hope Tex kills Wilson at home like he did in Anaheim.

  195. MikeD says:

    Javy seems to have lost it in quick order. Hopefully order can be restored equally as fast.

  196. forensicnucchem says:

    If only there was someone in the shape of a major league hitter behind Cano. This game might’ve been over already.

  197. JSquared says:

    I blame it on Miranda not taking the bases loaded walk he was given…

  198. YankeesJunkie says:

    WTF!!!

  199. Dela G says:

    man this ump does not give the corners at all

    cmon javy

  200. Cy Farnsworth says:

    Is calling a Hispanic guy a “Mike Scioscia type player” sort of like calling a white guy “scrappy?”

  201. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    Aye!

  202. JohnnyC says:

    Miranda’s AAAA. Let’s not kid ourselves.

  203. theyankeewarrior says:

    Ok, that’s enough hits. Time for an out now, ok?

  204. Vinny "The Bull" Scafuto says:

    Hello, Boone. We meet again.

  205. Well this isn’t as fun as the other four innings.

  206. Carlosologist says:

    I hate Erick Aybar. Does anybody else hate him?

  207. Dela G says:

    a double play would be nice

  208. JohnnyC says:

    Javy looking a gift horse in the mouth.

  209. All Star Carl says:

    Unbelievable. How can you call for that many fastballs in a row.

  210. theyankeewarrior says:

    Fastball. 87 mph.

    ehhhhhh

  211. Dela G says:

    cmon javy, stop throwing fastballs all the time

  212. nathan says:

    I think it was getting too easy for Javy, so he just wanted to pitch in some tight spots.

  213. YankeesJunkie says:

    Finally!!!

  214. forensicnucchem says:

    Woohoo! An out.

  215. Will (the other one) says:

    Lower-case “t” is for TIME TO LEAVE, Dela!

  216. JohnnyC says:

    Too early to go to the bullpen? Or do you let him potentially throw more than 45 pitches in one inning?

  217. forensicnucchem says:

    Yikes, that first pitch was begging to be a homer. Thank you for taking it.

  218. Dela G says:

    damn that was an incredible save by cerv

  219. ZZ says:

    Not including that HR, number 9 hitters have a 140 sOPS+ against Yankee pitching.

    I don’t know what is up with this team and 9th place hitters.

  220. Esteban says:

    What the F*** is a Bobby Wilson?

  221. Mike Axisa says:

    Thanks, Aybar. Angels baseball.

    • Joe D. says:

      They play the game the right way, Mike.

      /Caughtstealingatthirdwithsrugglingpitcheronmoundandoneofyourbesthittersatplate’d

  222. Cy Farnsworth says:

    Angels baseball! ™

  223. Kit says:

    Nice. Good job, Cervelli.

  224. All Star Carl says:

    Javy looks sunburned.

  225. Cervelli’s defensive regression to the mean is in effect mode like Al B. Sure.

  226. forensicnucchem says:

    How can you hate Aybar when he does something that stupid to help you out???

  227. Alright, get the runs back now.

  228. forensicnucchem says:

    Well, that was a quick turn of events for the better…

  229. Carlosologist says:

    Yanks regressing to the mean with runners trying to steal.

  230. bexarama says:

    Angels baseball <3 <3 <3

  231. Tampa Yankee says:

    Fundamental Angel-style baseball!

  232. Adam says:

    Thanks Erick!

  233. Yankee1010 says:

    Fundamental baseball right there. Anytime you’re down 3 with a starter starting to struggle, you have to, just have to, get thrown out stealing.

  234. theyankeewarrior says:

    Gamecast says Eric Aybar was “caught stealing” what does that mean?

  235. So this is all Dela G’s fault, right?

  236. YankeesJunkie says:

    That was a pretty awful half inning. Time to score four more runs and give Javy some more room.

  237. ZZ says:

    Why in the world would you run there potentially sacrificing an out when there is a pitcher on the mound who has thrown that many pitches in 1 inning?

    This Angels team is just full of dumb.

  238. Dela G says:

    i seriously just turned the channel to ESPN, and javy gets 2 quick outs

    incredible

  239. Tom Zig says:

    booo that man!

  240. j_Yankees says:

    What a AB there from Grandy.

  241. Mike HC says:

    That play had to have hurt ARods arm a bit. That was a legit collision

  242. theyankeewarrior says:

    Haha I love all the fundamental Angels Baseball comments

  243. No, Michael the second out at third is not acceptable. Making an out at third is NEVER acceptable.

  244. forensicnucchem says:

    Even the homerific Angels announcers bashing the hell out of Aybar. That’s when you know it was an amazingly stupid play.

  245. Mike HC says:

    Is it the manager Kay? Or the fact that all those are big market clubs? Um …

  246. Mike Axisa says:

    Good time for Cervelli’s bi-weekly contribution to the offense.

  247. Dela G says:

    does anyone else think pineiro looks like sergio mitre???

    CERVELLI!!

  248. forensicnucchem says:

    Matsui!!!

  249. Tom Zig says:

    John Sterling says Tex has 3 doubles
    Gameday says Tex has only 2 doubles

    Someone is lying to me

  250. Dela G says:

    lol mike kay is effing hilarious at times

  251. CNight_UP says:

    thats flat out an awful job behind the plate…

  252. Cy Farnsworth says:

    Wow, that was an awful call for strike 3. Jeter should be on 1st.

  253. Dela G says:

    that was not a strike

    BS

  254. JohnnyC says:

    Not only was that pitch low, it was outside as well.

  255. Cy Farnsworth says:

    On a completely off topic note, I love how this ump just punches his fist out for a strike. No need to look like Leslie Nielsen out there.

  256. YankeesJunkie says:

    Well I am glad to know that Michael Kay will be talking to Donovan about the United States great run. That will continue as Andy Pettitte will talk to Andy Pettitte and the 2008 season.

  257. bexarama says:

    Next Wednesday is a time of great glory and wonder hooray

  258. nathan says:

    Swisher, Cano and Tex all have more HRs than ARod. Just hope he is not nursing anything and comes up lame in October.

    Also, I wonder whether the odds of ARod not cracking the Bonds record has gone up significantly in the last few weeks.

  259. “… and Torii Hunter leads off with a leadoff double in the 6th inning.”

    Wordplay at its finest, Michael. Bravo.

  260. All Star Carl says:

    I hate how Javy’s fastball has that tail on it. Kinda like hes throwing a flat sinker.

  261. Mike Axisa says:

    Well this is not ideal.

  262. forensicnucchem says:

    Well, saw that coming.

    Ugly pitching two days in a row against a team not scoring.

  263. Cy Farnsworth says:

    It’s a Thrilla! By Godzi—oh wait. Damnit Javy.

  264. CS Yankee says:

    What’s with all these Angel leadoff two-baggers?

  265. All Star Carl says:

    Again poor pitch selection. 0-1 count and they don’t throw a change up? Terrible.

  266. Mike HC says:

    Its amazing how fast your number two starter can turn into “bench him, trade him, he sucks.”

    haha

  267. Esteban says:

    Poop.

  268. j_Yankees says:

    but- but- but…the run supportz.

  269. nyc says:

    yucky starting pitching

  270. Ross in Jersey says:

    Clearly Javy was just overwhelmed by early run support. Couldn’t let that stand.

  271. theyankeewarrior says:

    Awesome

  272. I dislike this game now.

  273. S.King says:

    oh c’mon… this is getting ridiculous

    and frickin matsui hits a home run in his first game back at yankee stadium

  274. forensicnucchem says:

    2 homers in two days for Matsui.

    His last 2 homers took him a month and a half to hit.

  275. JohnnyC says:

    Would losing today’s game be embarrassing?

  276. Dela G says:

    wow i just turned the channel back to the game and javy gave up a homer??

    yikes :(

  277. CS Yankee says:

    Predicted winner percentage has gone from mid-90′s down to 67% now.

  278. Klemy says:

    Javy was pitching to the score.

    /jack morris’d

  279. Will (the other one) says:

    Boy…that escalated quickly.

  280. forensicnucchem says:

    Should we start a pool on who ties the game up off Joba later? ;-)

  281. Ross in Jersey says:

    Bad pitching I can take, but I am so so tired of giving up home runs to guys who shouldn’t be hitting home runs. Wilson stinks, and I don’t care how good the Ghost of Hideki Matsui was last year. Cheap home runs turn laughers into nail biters.

    Keep it in the fucking park.

  282. Carlosologist says:

    I go upstairs to drop one down and I come back and I see Matsui rounding the bases.

  283. Dela G says:

    “CC sabathia always gives length…”

    hi-larious mr kay

  284. j_Yankees says:

    Little harder when you’re not facing the M’s or a NL team.

  285. JohnnyC says:

    Somehow the thought of Sergio Mitre completing our rotation doesn’t sit well with my stomach. Add to that our unsettled bullpen and we’ve got some issues.

  286. Yankee1010 says:

    Sure looks like D-Rob is getting squeezed a bit.

  287. Mike Axisa says:

    Whaaaaaaaaa the Yankees have issues. If they were down 5-0 and just scored six runs, people would feel a whole lot better even though we’d be sitting in exact same situation.

  288. j_Yankees says:

    Angels Baseball.

  289. Dela G says:

    that was a brilliant bunt

  290. CS Yankee says:

    Pitch to da GIDP, Drob!

  291. All Star Carl says:

    Keep calling for fastballs.

  292. Dela G says:

    ATTABOY DROB!!

  293. Cy Farnsworth says:

    Nice job battling back by Robertson.

  294. Mike Axisa says:

    Wow, marvelous throw by Gardner.

  295. Dela G says:

    he wasn’t tagged out??

  296. CS Yankee says:

    The real Wilson (.207 BA) returned (not the 2-2, 1 HR)…thank god

  297. Cy Farnsworth says:

    Damn, I thought Aybar was about to give us a freebie with some Angels baseball ™

    If A-Rod puts that throw closer to the bag we’re out of the inning.

  298. forensicnucchem says:

    Ugh, better throw by A-Rod and he’s out. Damn…

  299. Ross in Jersey says:

    More runs please. I’m at work and I’d rather not sweat through my shirt thinking about a Joba v. Angels matchup.

  300. Rose says:

    Well there you have it. AJ successfully tagged in Hughes who successful tagged in Vazquez.

    It’s like that movie Fallen with Denzel Washington and John Goodman. They brush each other on the way out of the stadium and pass along the bug

  301. Cy Farnsworth says:

    That’ll do.

  302. Mike Axisa says:

    Alright alright. Score a run or two now.

  303. YankeesJunkie says:

    Finally!

  304. baby carlos says:

    Whew… Almost Angel’d in a single inning.

  305. claybeez says:

    Well, that was nerve-racking.

  306. CNight_UP says:

    Can I has more runs????

  307. Dela G says:

    funny

    i change the channel to the NHL network, and DROB gets out of trouble

    i swear i am yankee kryptonite

  308. Nintendo vs Sega says:

    lucky

  309. forensicnucchem says:

    Whew. Now, need the middle of the order to do it yet again… Maybe with A-Rod involved this time.

  310. Rose says:

    That bastard Danny Glover over there…I just know he’s going to put in Mel Clark and then we’re all doomed.

  311. Cy Farnsworth says:

    So we’re gonna try to go Boone to Joba?

    Yeah, we might need a few (dozen) insurance runs.

  312. CNight_UP says:

    I fucking hate Erik Aybar….

  313. Dela G says:

    goodness, that was quick as hell

  314. Let’s go, bullpen. Enter beast mode.

  315. baby carlos says:

    I like those innings where we make the pitcher work.

  316. theyankeewarrior says:

    Can we please not let Joel Pinero get through an easy 6th inning?

  317. forensicnucchem says:

    Well, it’s immensely frustrating that Pineiro actually got through six innings after all that.

  318. Yankee1010 says:

    Is Boone Logan seriously coming in? For Abreu? And then Hunter and Matsui? Awesome.

  319. forensicnucchem says:

    Does this inning have reverse lock written all over it?

    • forensicnucchem says:

      All things considered, not bad. Though not really reverse lock, they’re not hitting lefties like they used to.

  320. Ross in Jersey says:

    nothing like a 1-2-3 inning after blowing a big lead to bring out the doom and gloomers from the woodwork.

  321. Steve says:

    Would you package Romine to get Soria?

    • Tampa Yankee says:

      Not at all

    • theyankeewarrior says:

      I think it depends on the package. I think it would take another Romine-level prospect and maybe a couple throw-ins.

    • forensicnucchem says:

      I would, though I would almost always take the established major leaguer side of a trade considering the Yanks way of handling and making prospects work. I have no confidence in that facet of the organization. That’s why I’d trade Montero for a bunch of guys too.

      • Rose says:

        for a bullpen arm though?

        Catching Prospect of Romine’s caliber > MLB ready bullpen arm

        • forensicnucchem says:

          He’s not a regular bullpen arm. He’s a great pitcher who has shown some staying power. I’ll take that over a AA catcher who’s never broken an .800 OPS.

          And wow, I thought I’d get called out on the Montero comment much more than Romine. Oh well.

  322. forensicnucchem says:

    There seems to be a nervous silence here.

  323. j_Yankees says:

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE.

  324. Bryan says:

    Good Joba’s in. Let’s get this SOB confidence back up.

  325. Steve says:

    I say Joba does the job here and in the 8th… Who is with me?

  326. Pete says:

    this should be interesting

  327. Tampa Yankee says:

    Joba coming in to pitch in the 7th?!?! OMG!1!11!! WHO WILL PITCH THE 8TH!1!11!!

    Or

    Joba coming in to pitch in the 7th obviously means Girardi is sending him a message.

  328. bexarama says:

    Joba, you can do this.

  329. mike says:

    I’m having an “Oh No” moment

  330. Mike Axisa says:

    I’m okay with a walk to Napoli. He’s killed the Yanks.

  331. Steve says:

    Awesome,,, that run doesn’t mean anything….v

    or

    The defense showing complete faith in Joba

  332. Mike from South Beach says:

    Did the Yankees get the memo about playing 9 innings today?

  333. baby carlos says:

    How about, I can’t make Mo get 7 outs.

  334. Mike Axisa says:

    Wow, no 3-2 slider.

  335. forensicnucchem says:

    Napoli: 2-4 with a double and two walks off Joba
    Rivera: 2-7 with 2 K’s off Joba

    I’ll take my chances with that walk…

  336. CS Yankee says:

    Napoli is now 2-4 with 3 BB’s against Joba

  337. forensicnucchem says:

    Ugh, again…

  338. Mike Axisa says:

    Bah. Bullshit hit.

  339. bexarama says:

    You gotta be kidding me with that one

  340. YankeesJunkie says:

    Can anything go right?

  341. ZZ says:

    lol. Award 1 point to the Joba has been unlucky crowd.

  342. This inning makes me hate the save rule.

  343. S.King says:

    it just looks to me like joba doesn’t have an out pitch that is in the zone

  344. Bryan says:

    Good. I’m liking this.

  345. forensicnucchem says:

    There you go Joba. Nice job. Still need 3 more outs though.

  346. baby carlos says:

    Watching Joba pitch is like waiting on a pregnancy test.

  347. YankeesJunkie says:

    Joba got out of it without any hard hits so that was good.

    Any chance on a spillover thread?

  348. theyankeewarrior says:

    Nice! How did that play at 3rd look? Routine?

  349. Steve says:

    Score some runs please…

  350. CNight_UP says:

    ughh, kate smith…

  351. Carlosologist says:

    PHEW.

    Joba almost gave me a heart attack.

  352. All Star Carl says:

    Kinda forgot we have Mo in the pen.

  353. Dela G says:

    cano why would you swing at that???

  354. nathan says:

    Serious qn: 8th inning Joba or someone else?

  355. Dela G says:

    oh and scot shields works very very fast

  356. forensicnucchem says:

    Cano being antsy to swing plus Shields owning him is not a good combo…

  357. Mike Axisa says:

    There you, Juanathan.

  358. Cy Farnsworth says:

    What’s the Sterling call for that one? Miranda rights?

  359. Dela G says:

    MIRANDA!!!

    FUCK YES!!

  360. Jeff Karstens, Male Model says:

    Thank you Juan!!

  361. Gsuss says:

    Said it before the game..let’s just give Miranda a chance eh?

  362. Pete says:

    **air-fives TSJC**

  363. Carlosologist says:

    Damn, Pete and TSJC were spot on with the predictions.

  364. YankeesJunkie says:

    Thank you Miranda.

  365. claybeez says:

    Huge HR. Nice job, Miranda.

  366. Joe D. says:

    “Who you callin AAAA, mofo?”

    – JuAn MirAndAA

  367. j_Yankees says:

    Dunn who? Jesus who?

  368. forensicnucchem says:

    Oh, so all it took was for the bases to be empty. :-)

  369. S.King says:

    juan gone

  370. Tim says:

    Bonus points to tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder for his Miranda prediction!

  371. Dela G says:

    here comes the offense :)

  372. Rose says:

    Joba = a younger Kyle Farnsworth who can’t throw as hard.

  373. Ross in Jersey says:

    Don’t sleep on Juan Miranda, folks. Dude has serious power.

  374. Mike Axisa says:

    That was almost a disastrous double play. Phew.

  375. Carlosologist says:

    Was that a Cervellian hit?

  376. Dela G says:

    wow that was close

  377. Tim says:

    I think Scioscia uses Scot Shields too much. His arm practically fell off last year. Maybe the Angels should trade him to the Dodgers, and let Joe take care of his arm.

  378. Dela G says:

    are you fucking serious?

  379. Klemy says:

    Seriously? Thrown for that?

  380. Brett with the rage!

  381. YankeesJunkie says:

    Umps wrecking games.

  382. Tim says:

    Did Gardner just get ejected in the middle of an at bat?

  383. Carlosologist says:

    Fucking ump. Threw Gardner out.

  384. Cy Farnsworth says:

    Gardner gets tossed? Come on.

  385. theyankeewarrior says:

    Ok this is where I need details! What’s going on?

    • forensicnucchem says:

      Gardner didn’t like the strike call, turned around to ask the ump about it, and a few seconds later he tossed him.

      The same ump who tossed Girardi too quickly last night.

  386. Kit says:

    What the hell, ump?

  387. forensicnucchem says:

    Wow, he’s got a crazy quick (i.e. terrible) hook.

  388. Yankee1010 says:

    Was the ejection legit? Or was is just residual crap from the Yanks being pissed with this crew during the series in Toronto and last night?

  389. Paulie callin’ out the ump. Love it.

  390. Mike Axisa says:

    O’Neill drops a “bullcrap” on the air.

  391. YankeesJunkie says:

    O’Niell: “Bullcrap”

  392. Phishin' says:

    at work, not watching…but there seems to be something with the umpiring crew that doesn’t particularly like Yankees in general

  393. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Jeter does get some nice privileges from umpires…

  394. CS Yankee says:

    You can’t eject Grit, WTF?

  395. jonathan c. says:

    Haha, O’Neill: “It’s such bullcrap when something like that happens.”

  396. Dela G says:

    that ump is BS. how could you throw him out with an 0-2 count and he seemed to be harmless?

    good god

  397. MikeD says:

    So is this still Gardner’s AB if his replacement strikes out? What if he gets a hit?

  398. Carlosologist says:

    I really want to know what Gardner said.

  399. JobaWockeeZ says:

    CURTISS!!!! FUCK YOU UMPIRES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  400. Cy Farnsworth says:

    Ha!

    I love it!

  401. Gardner planned that shit.

  402. Mike Axisa says:

    Colin muthafuckin’ Curtis.

  403. camilo gerardo says:

    Yea, CC the 3rd

  404. Dela G says:

    colin curtis is amazing!

  405. Pete says:

    I did NOT see that coming

  406. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Even the umps can’t stop this team.

  407. forensicnucchem says:

    I love this ump. ;-)

  408. Klemy says:

    “I’ll C.C. you later!” Really Sterling? I mean, really?

  409. YankeesJunkie says:

    Gardner meant to get ejected.

  410. Carlosologist says:

    Curtis is like, “FUCK YOU”

  411. Adam says:

    F YOU UMPIRE!

    Ok Sterling’s call, “I’ll see, see you later!” (Get it…Colin Curtis…C.C., see, see)

  412. Ross in Jersey says:

    I personally enjoyed Kenny’s dual meaning’d “You have to be careful what you say” after O’neill dropped the bullcrap.

  413. claybeez says:

    Way to step-in and step-up Curtis!

  414. Paul says:

    lmfao Curtis just **** on the umpire!

  415. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    Game ball!

  416. Kit says:

    That was a message to the umpires! Yay Colin! Get your curtain call!

  417. Yankee1010 says:

    And Curtis tells Emmel, “Up your butt with a coconut!”

  418. Mike from South Beach says:

    Colin Curtis: The Man, The Myth!

  419. Jobamania aka EvoLuTioN says:

    wow that was epic

    lol@arod shove

  420. CS Yankee says:

    Eat that Emmel!

  421. Ross in Jersey says:

    haha, Curtis! (Damn you, streaming delay!)

  422. Phishin' says:

    Karma Kramer??

  423. j says:

    i love coming to RAB just to see the comments after a crazy big moment like that.

  424. Pat D says:

    So the same up quickly ejects Girardi last night and now Gardner today.

    What are the odds that baseball is forced into issuing a release where they say that they will look into the actions of said umpire, while of course not really doing a damned thing.

  425. Dela G says:

    what a great F You to the umpire

  426. bexarama says:

    COLIN CURTIS!!!!!!!! And he came in with an 0-2 count and everything :’)

  427. CS Yankee says:

    …and the rout returns (whew).

  428. MikeD says:

    It would have been funny if Gardner took the curtain call as an F.U. to the ump.

  429. forensicnucchem says:

    The Angels feed it showing footage of Scioscia in the dugout. He’s all pacing, throwing cups, muttering/yelling shit. He’s pissed. It’s such a pretty sight.

  430. theyankeewarrior says:

    Another day off for Mo?

  431. Mike HC says:

    I just got a delivery, and when the delivery guy was here, the game was in the background when Miranda went deep.

    The delivery guy said something like Boone Logan has a real future with the team because of his “look,” and referred to Miranda as “that big kid out of high school.” I played along. Why even start.

    The difference between RAB Yankee fans, and your everyday fan, is quite large.

  432. Steve says:

    That inning was brought to you by SWB!!

  433. aznsensation says:

    here comes the joba blow up

  434. nathan says:

    Now we know what situations that Colin Curtis prefers to get an at-bat in.

  435. All Star Carl says:

    Javy gon get the win if Joba can hold on.

  436. Dela G says:

    i voted for curtis

  437. Mike HC says:

    This game has been a roller coaster ride.

  438. Ross in Jersey says:

    I dare someone to find me the last time a guy was pinch-hit for mid at-bat and the pinch hitter went on to hit a homer.

  439. Cy Farnsworth says:

    Haha Mo looks pissed to be stretching.

  440. All Star Carl says:

    Man Joba sucks

  441. Dela G says:

    ugh

    mariano shouldn’t have to warm up!

  442. Wow, I thought for sure Joba would go outside slider.

  443. B-Rando says:

    ughhh Joba…cmon man, you can do this

  444. Carlosologist says:

    Hunter chased the cheese.

  445. Rose says:

    I saw Colin Curtis hit a home run back in 2010 and all I got was this stupid shirt

  446. DJ says:

    Let Joba pitch the 9th so he can’t pitch tomorrow.

  447. forensicnucchem says:

    This inning is A-Rod’s last chance to be the last one to join the party (combining Curtis/Gardner).

    Do it up!!!

  448. Cy Farnsworth says:

    I’m feelin the A-Rod tack-on

  449. Klemy says:

    Bobby must’ve not realized the wall was there.

  450. Dela G says:

    barry bonds had 120 IBBs in a season???

    holy shit

  451. Brendan says:

    According to Rosenthal Yanks looking at Johhny Peralta. I’d take an A-Rod/Jorgie 2 headed DH Monster. What would you guys think? PS-That Curtis stuff was awesome. The Umps are a disgrace. I think Paul Emmel may be Scoscia’s brother-in-law

  452. All Star Carl says:

    woooo ups baby

  453. Mike Axisa says:

    I can’t imagine that was a fun experience for Hideki.

  454. Ross in Jersey says:

    I was about to post about how I’m glad the Royals are coming in with their terrible offense, and then I saw they lead the league in batting average at .281? What the F! (Though they’re 13th in OBP and 23rd in runs scored, so shows you how worthless batting average is)

    Still, that surprised me. Oh well, we should still give em the broom.

  455. Carlosologist says:

    Mo has got hops.

  456. Cy Farnsworth says:

    Ballgame over! Yankees win!

  457. claybeez says:

    I enjoyed the way they turned back the Angels’ momentum and Shield’s head.

  458. B-Rando says:

    MO is so damn good.

  459. Brendan says:

    Mike, I agree about Johnny. But I think the plan with him or a Wigginton type is get A-Rod a minimum of 2 games a week at DH. I think Cash believes less time in the field will help A Rod’s power numbers

  460. forensicnucchem says:

    Nice win Yanks!

    Now take care of business against KC and Cleveland. 6-2 shouldn’t be too much to ask for.

  461. bexarama says:

    After all the excellent pitching Javy did resulting in losses and NDs, I really don’t mind him getting a win while he pitched pretty crappily. (I never mind Yankees pitchers getting wins, actually =P)

  462. Pat D says:

    Kinda glad I didn’t see any of this game. I counted several times where I might have lost it.

  463. Ross in Jersey says:

    David Ortiz in July: .222/.391/.377 1 HR 6 RBI 16 Ks. Give him an extension!!! He gets on base!

  464. Rob D. says:

    Is it just me, or was Javy not as awesome at the beginning of this game as every single person commenting on camera is saying? He was having quick innings, but he wasn’t missing bats and he was giving up a lot of long fly balls. I was a little surprised he made it through the first 4 innings unscathed.

  465. Tom Zig says:

    Let’s go Oakland

    Clap, clap…clap clap clap

  466. Tom Zig says:

    whoa Buchholz doing it all today:

    a wild pitch, a balk, 3 walks, 2 HRs and already at 75 pitches

  467. The Goose says:

    There was that little blip before this post about Brian the Ninja Cashman potentialy landing Werth. If that has any truth to it, bring him on. Better us than TB landing him. Thoughts?

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