Game 112: Everything’s bigger in Texas, including the division lead


Inverted-W FTL. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Even though the Yankees tack a half-game onto their division lead during their ten game stretch against the Rays, Blue Jays, and Red Sox, it’s hard to really characterize that stretch as a success. They went just 4-6 and were outscored 36-39, but I guess in the end all that matters is that the Yanks increased their lead and knocked a handful of games off their magic number, which now sits at 50.

Unfortunately things won’t get easier tonight, with the Yanks in Texas to take on the first place Rangers. Not only are they seven-and-a-half games up in an otherwise unspectacular AL West, but they’re throwing one of the game’s breakout starters tonight. C.J. Wilson, one of the few athletes worth following on Twitter, is holding opponents to a .216/.318/.316 batting line this year (lefties just .105/.190/.133), generating close to 50% groundballs. The former setup man and closer has walked more batters (66) than any other pitcher in the league, so if the Yanks are patient Wilson work himself into trouble. Doesn’t mean it’ll be easy though.

I guess the good news is that the Rangers are just 17-16 in their last 33 games, and just 3-4 over the last week. Still, they’re a very dangerous team with a great offense and a deep, dominant bullpen. With Mark Teixeira home tending to his knocked up wife, things don’t figure to get any easier. Here’s the um, lineup…

Jeter, SS
Swisher, RF
Thames, DH
A-Rod, 3B
Kearns, LF
Berkman, 1B
Cervelli, C
Gardner, CF
Pena, 2B

And on the bump, it’s A.J. Burnett.

Unfortunately the Rangers play in the Central Time Zone, so this one doesn’t start until a little after 8pm ET. The game can be seen on My9 locally, or the MLB Network nationally. Enjoy.

Categories : Game Threads


  1. Kevin in Delectable Princeton says:

    Oh man, talk about the C lineup.

  2. Kiersten says:

    So would this be the F- lineup?

    Also, C.J. Wilson is really hot.

  3. Slappy White says:

    This lineup would finish 4th in the East…..The NL east

  4. Kevin in Delectable Princeton says:

    Why do they call it inverted-W? Why don’t they just call it M?

  5. Ivan says:

    WTF is that?!?!?! Is That our lineup.

  6. Random question:

    Is TNT’s new series “Rizzoli and Isles” just a new version of “Cagney and Lacey”? I’ve never watched it, but it’s all I can see when I watch commercials for it.

  7. poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag says:

    Don’t know about any of you, but I for one am rooting for the Red Sox to overtake the Rays for the wild card.

    I’m also rooting for the Sox to make the ALCS.


    I want to crush them.

  8. Leigh dropped the album already? Thanks for the info, Michael.


  9. Accent Shallow says:

    As a young man with the world at my feet, there are many places in the US (and elsewhere) that I’d love to live.

    As a pizza enthusiast, my choices are NYC and . . . that’s it.

  10. ZZ says:

    Cano is sick FYI.

  11. Slappy White says:

    Sometimes, when a team puts a ‘weak’ lineup out there,everyone relaxes and they end up scoring 10 runs


  12. Both professional baseball teams in Texas have a knack for sporting garishly ugly uniforms.

  13. Playoff preview counter: 1

  14. Is it just me or is Jeter jawing w/the umps more this season?

    /selective memory’d

  15. On the subject of pizza: There’s a deli on 8th ave between 47th and 48th that sells the best $1 slices in the city.

    • Pete says:

      meh. I can’t stand NY style pizza. Lupa, on the corner of Houston and Thompson, makes a great mediterranean style pizza

  16. bexarama says:

    CJ Wilson is almost Andy Pettitte levels of hot, my goodness.

  17. Cy Pettitte says:

    oh man, Tex might be losing his job

  18. Yeah, it was all the steroids, right? It wasn’t that he was in his age 27-29 seasons in a time when pitching was downright awful in one of the most homer friendly parks in baseball. It was ALL steroids that made A-Rod hit his homers w/the Rangers.

  19. Mike Axisa says:

    Ball four to A-Rod was more of a strike than strike three to Jeter was.

  20. Wow, Jeter just looked so fucking sad.

  21. Kiersten says:

    There was someone in the stands behind ARod wearing a NY Rangers shirt.

    He couldn’t decide which team to support tonight?

  22. Slappy White says:

    Why do Texas fans boo ARod ? It was their owner that traded him {and ruined Liverpool soccer team}. Fucking religious fanatic rednecks

  23. Pete says:

    so by the time i finished writing this this thread was like 50 comments in and the old one was dead, so in response to the previous post:

  24. Hummingbird S. says:

    Kearns hitting 5th, that’s just ugly.

  25. I’ve got A-Rod in the Tex’s kid’s godfather pool.

  26. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Pudge Rodriguez. More like Fudge Rodriguez pwn3d.

  27. Mike Axisa says:

    What the hell was that? Looked like a splitter.

  28. Over/Under: 4.5 more productive years for Hamilton.

  29. ZZ says:

    AJ’s changeup is a very good pitch.

    It really is a shame he doesn’t use it more.

    It is why when people say AJ only has 2 pitches, it is not entirely accurate.

  30. iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

    Whew! there is one inning from AJ… fingers crossed.

  31. Cy Pettitte says:

    Big puma with a catlike evasive maneuver

    oh wait


  32. CaptainRaf says:

    Berkman is hitting them right at people

  33. Joe’s getting thrown out at some point tonight.

  34. ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford) says:

    wait…what? a bad call can be overturned on the spot??!?!

  35. j_Yankees says:

    Since when can you just change calls?

  36. New plan: don’t hit the ball to Elvis Andrus.

  37. iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

    This guys strike zone is more inconsistent Chan Ho Parks pitching.

  38. JGS says:

    Gardner can’t hit it much farther than that

  39. iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

    Fucking Detroit is worthless…. But love the Jays right now, until they lose.

  40. aRX says:

    An inning and a half, and I really hate the Rangers D already.

  41. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    AJ’s release point looks good. He doesn’t look like he’s trying to hit 100.

  42. Excellent spot, A.J.

  43. Kiersten says:

    Can we have another open thread dedicated specifically to how hot C.J. Wilson is?

  44. I’d say “Man, it’s great to see Good AJ tonight”, but it’s not really Good AJ until his outing is over. Disaster is around every corner until Joe pats him on the butt and calls to the bullpen.

    Let’s keep our fingers crossed.

  45. Will Ramiro Pena hit a ball farther than that for the rest of the season?

  46. Mike Axisa says:

    I wonder what the Rangers plan to do with Wilson and his innings. He’s at 136.1 IP this year (not counting this game), which is more than he threw in 2008 & 2009 combined (120). Career high is 136 back in 2002.

    I mean, it’s not like he’s a kid, he’ll be 30 in November. He’s probably going to hit the wall at some point, no?

  47. Carlosologist says:

    How is that an athletic play? Wilson isn’t black.


  48. CaptainRaf says:

    Jeter run through that damn bag and stomp on his stupid ass for sliding head first toward first

  49. Jeter’s slide cost him a step. He was likely to be out either way, but you’ve gotta run through it there. If the dude’s on the base, take him the fuck out.

  50. Hummingbird S. says:

    I wish Jeter could be good again..

  51. bexarama says:

    Hotness just collided with hotness.


  52. Carlosologist says:

    I seem to remember one play like that between the Yanks-Sox. It was in Andy’s first start this season. Ellsbury was running hard and took out Andy before Andy could get him out.

  53. JGS says:

    So…doing coke is ok if you tell the team you are doing coke?

  54. No, Michael, that was not a nice block at all. If it’s not Benjie Molina, the runner is on second. That was not at all a good block.

  55. I know it’s early. And I know it’s AJ. But thoughts so far?

  56. Carlosologist says:

    Puma should have completely disrespected Bengie and not have held him on.

  57. Carlosologist says:

    An inch.


  58. All Star Carl says:

    Carlos Delgado

  59. Accent Shallow says:

    Can’t complain too much about Thames, but he’s not hitting HR at his usual pace. SSS? Shit happens? Old?

  60. Sheepmeister says:

    Ok, if I’m CJ Wilson, I just intentionally walk Arod every time due to lack of lineup behind him since it takes two hits to get him home.

  61. swisher's fauxhawk says:

    Knocked in the chin.

  62. All Star Carl says:

    You know Elvis is probably excited with A-Rod and Jeter playing.

  63. Accent Shallow says:

    Really? It’s Alex’s fault they (the Rangers) paid Chan Ho Park $50 million?

    Those Rangers wasted lots of money, and none of it was on A-Rod. (Well, they probably could have gotten him for much less than 10/252, but so it goes)

  64. iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

    Andrus takes shitty routes to the ball.

  65. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Just got in. Read thew thread. Saw the lineup and puked. Tough I am liking the current situation.

  66. Mike Axisa says:

    Wow, ballsy move. Love it.

  67. ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford) says:

    AROD testing his Centaurian swiftness.

  68. Cy Pettitte says:

    Girardi channeling his inner Maddon

  69. Sheepmeister says:

    Ok, let me get this straight, there is a double steal of Arod and Kearns but Gardner doesnt steal 2nd against the sox?!?!?!

  70. JGS says:

    Anyone else think Alex was out because the ball came out well after he applied the tag?

  71. I’m very much over Frankie C.

    /things I said a week ago.

  72. All Star Carl says:

    Bad bad bad

  73. iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

    Why oh why are the Yankees afraid to get a base hit with RISP?

  74. Reggie C. says:

    Why isn’t Posada playing tonight?

  75. pastadivingarod says:

    Frankie either start hitting again or we need to have Montero up here.

  76. ZZ says:

    If ARod is stealing bases that is a good sign that his hip is feeling better. That part of his game has been noticeably absent so far this year.

    Also, I think ARod may have actually gotten his hand in before the tag. He avoided it at first with the little swim move.

  77. Kiersten says:

    I’m almost certain Girardi or Pena could do a better job than Cervelli at this point.

  78. pastadivingarod says:

    what happened to cervelli’s timely hits?

  79. Carlosologist says:

    Kay is spoiling DoTF!!

  80. Cy Pettitte says:

    bring up Montero for the KC series and see what he can do please

  81. pastadivingarod says:

    Montero needs a call up. How much worse could he be behind the plate than Posada.

  82. Anyone else hope Jesus gets to wear 21 when he gets called up?

  83. All Star Carl says:

    Montero love

  84. iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

    So is it time to bring Montero up and dump Cervelli?

  85. swisher's fauxhawk says:

    I’ve heard about his performance five hundred times, Kay.

  86. Wow. Good play by Young.

  87. pastadivingarod says:

    Hamilton almost hit the ball out of the old stadium? Steroids anyone?

    • poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag says:

      I thnk it’s unfair to surmise that w/o proof.

      • pastadivingarod says:

        dude a young Mantle couldn’t do it? In the old stadium that was configured different. And Hamilton almost did? come on I’m sure Bonds from 5 years ago could do it too.

        • poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag says:

          1. He didn’t hit the ball out of the Stadium.

          2. Mantle played in a different Stadium, as you said. And by the way, he came very close. Therefore, Mantle took steroids. That’s your logic.

          3. Even if he did hit it out, that would be proof of shit.

          That’s a big assumption you’re making. It’s unfair.

    • Cy Farnsworth says:

      I’ve always been convinced that they were using juiced balls for that derby. Think about it: even in batting practice, have you ever seen anyone consistently hit it as far as Hamilton (and others) did that night?

    • Frigidevil says:

      It was during the derby, and it would’ve gone through that tiny little gap between the right field stands and the massive ad-wall. Also, it was awesome.

  88. Reggie C. says:

    HUGE K.

    One more out Aj. Hold the line!

  89. mike c says:

    good AJ

  90. JobaWockeeZ says:

    I’m sure even if the Yanks got Vlad, we would hate him for his discipline. Or a lack of it.

  91. Kevin in Delectable Princeton says:

    AJ manhandled Vlad with those curves.

  92. pastadivingarod says:

    fucking rangers

  93. swisher's fauxhawk says:


  94. Reggie C. says:

    Bad Aj. Bad!

    (swipes at TV with newspaper)

  95. All Star Carl says:

    Granderson would have caught that.

  96. Michael Young made that run happen, as Cruz picks up Vlad.

  97. Chris says:

    Young could have walked home from first on that hit. Him moving to second made no difference on that play (still a good move, but irrelevant on that hit).

  98. Wondering why Cervelli tried to backhand that.

  99. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Who scouted this guy as being a great defensive catcher?

  100. Sheepmeister says:

    I think AJ likes his curve too much right now, it seems like he is throwing it half the time.

  101. Cy Farnsworth says:

    Not that the Yankees would ever make the move, but at this point I’m convinced that Chad Moeller is as good or better than Cervelli.

  102. Kit says:

    Alright, AJ. Calm it down, and let’s try to avoid the atrocity that was that Blue Jays game.

  103. And, here we go.

    Regroup, Allan James. Bear down.

  104. xnyles says:

    Jesus walks again

  105. All Star Carl says:

    Montero must have heard all the love as he just went deep.

  106. pastadivingarod says:

    AJ is like watching a little league pitcher. You can see him get down and give up. just like a kid.

  107. j_Yankees says:

    and Jesus just went deep again tonight.

    tick tock tick tock

  108. Cy Farnsworth says:

    Jesus Christ I can’t stand Cervelli right now.

  109. ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford) says:

    C’mon AJ.

  110. swisher's fauxhawk says:

    Come on AJ. You got this.

  111. pastadivingarod says:

    I think AJ needs girardi to go out there and smack him in the head and say Grow up. million dollar arm and ten cent head.

  112. swisher's fauxhawk says:

    That’s mah boi.

  113. All Star Carl says:

    way to battle AJ

  114. JGS says:

    Well, that could have been worse

  115. Reggie C. says:

    C’mon DJ. Is your arm tired?

    Dont float that shit over like that.

  116. Only one run there has to be considered a success.

    (Yes, we’ve said that before in what ultimately turned out to be a Burnettastrophe. It is what it is.)

  117. Cy Farnsworth says:

    I had a funny conversation with a friend of mine from Ontario today. He was going on and on about how sometimes Brandon Morrow is completely unhittable some days and completely awful on others, and it made me realize: Morrow really is a young AJ Burnett.

  118. iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

    I don’t like when 1 run feels like 7 – unless it is in the Yankees favor.

  119. Hummingbird S. says:

    Good job by AJ holding them to 1 run. Too bad this might be all they need with the crappy offense we have tonight.

  120. j_Yankees says:

    AJ actually battling through it and not have a meltdown? I’m shocked.

  121. bexarama says:

    ZOMG headcase!!!!!!

  122. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Blind ump is pathetically blind.

  123. All Star Carl says:

    Eduardo Nunez ties the game at 3 with a bomb.

  124. larryf says:

    BTW, what kind of name is Vladimir Guerrero?

    /Jesus Ovechkin

  125. Reggie C. says:

    Frozen. Dammit BG.

  126. All Star Carl says:

    And this is why it’s hard to platoon Granderson. What the hell was he looking at?

  127. Carlosologist says:

    Damn, Tex already has three kids? He reproduces quickly.

  128. Pasqua says:

    “3-2, noboday out, nobody on? He’ll never throw me a fastball over the heart of the plate. I’m outthinking him every step of….shit.”

  129. Cy Farnsworth says:

    Despite mountains and mountains of empirical evidence that he sucks, for some reason I always expect good things from Ramiro Pena.

  130. Clemson Rob says:

    I know about Tex giving his wife some Texual Healing, but why does the rest of our lineup resemble the C squad at Hooters tonight?

  131. iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

    FUCK!!!!!! Can we get some hits and runs for the love of God.

  132. Reggie C. says:

    Even bad lineups can string together a couple hits. Heck … can I get a solo shot?

    CJ Wilson is getting to ball 3 situations. He’s not making all his pitches.

  133. Carlosologist says:


  134. Cy Farnsworth says:

    Swisher sweet.

  135. Kit says:

    3 errors already, Texas? You’re trying to be cute and it’s back firing. Yeah, Swish!

  136. Reggie C. says:


  137. All Star Carl says:


  138. Chris says:

    Hamilton had no idea where that ball was.

  139. Frigidevil says:


  140. Mike Axisa says:

    Woooooooooooooo Swish.

  141. poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag says:

    Swishalicious, baby.

  142. Cy Pettitte says:

    Swisher sweets, finally, now Thames needs to mash one

  143. JGS says:

    Man, I thought he had that one

  144. Kiersten says:

    Baltimore Orioles – too little too late?

  145. Poopy Pants says:

    That wasn’t even close to being close.

  146. poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag says:

    Great throw, great block, tip your cap.

  147. Mike Axisa says:

    Damn, what a throw, what a grab by Molina.

  148. All Star Carl says:

    why did they send him.

    • Poopy Pants says:

      Well…you have to keep the whole season in mind…and…it was good to end the rally early…to save it for a later date…

  149. Reggie C. says:

    Swisher out by TWO fucking miles.

    At least he didnt get hurt.

  150. Hindsight and what not, but Thompson shouldn’t have sent him there. Murphy was like 20 feet behind the IF when he threw that ball.

  151. Cy Farnsworth says:

    Bad send by Thompson.

    On the plus side, Marcus Thames continues to dominate lefty pitching.

  152. j_Yankees says:

    oh come on now swisher….you have to fucking deck him!

  153. Pasqua says:

    Swish is one chipper sumbitch.

  154. All Star Carl says:

    Let’s not bat A-Rod with 2 on. Naw. Why do that?

  155. poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag says:

    I’d love to see the RABbis write an article investigating whether or not the AL East this year is, in fact, one of the best divisions ever.

    It might be.

  156. Reggie C. says:

    Can we have Thames teach Granderson how to hit a lefty? Brotha 2 brotha. Long’s teachings have not sunk in.

  157. j_Yankees says:

    2 outs…you gotta send him and force the OFer to make a good throw. Agree 100% with sending swish.

  158. Carlosologist says:

    Can someone explain what happened at the end of last inning? I was laying one down, so to speak.

  159. Mike HC says:

    Can’t we all agree to just keep Gardner in center permanently?

  160. Reggie C. says:

    Anybody see Arod’s frustration in the background of that slide? Dude tossed his bat.

    /startin ‘narrative

  161. swisher's fauxhawk says:

    Great bunt.

  162. Did AJ really almost have a wild-pitch pitchout?

    (shakes head)

  163. pastadivingarod says:

    bautista goes deep again…wonder what they are feeding those guys in canada?

  164. Mike Axisa says:

    Two outs, focus on the damn batter.

  165. Reggie C. says:

    C’mon Alex. You like hitting homeruns in this park.

  166. j_Yankees says:

    See…A-Rod didn’t do anything so it was the right call to send Swisher.

    /lol i know i know. i just had to say it.

  167. In re: Kay’s comment about Jeter’s FP:

    He may have the best FP by an AL SS, but he’s got the second fewest chances (188) in the AL (Bartlett, 166 but in 137 fewer innings).

  168. Kit says:

    Well done, Austin.

  169. Reggie C. says:

    Nice work AK.

  170. j_Yankees says:

    For MO sakes do something Fat Elvis.

  171. Wes says:

    I hereby rescind my criticisms of both Kearns and Berkman from yesterday.

  172. nsalem says:

    CJ’s WHIP is now 1.90 after pitch 91

  173. pastadivingarod says:

    Big Puma

  174. Wow, I had totally forgotten about the concept of Nick at Nite. That was ages ago.

    /I’m not really that old but I just felt it

  175. Reggie C. says:

    If Wilson doesn’t finish this inning, he will not make eye contact with Nolan Ryan.

  176. pastadivingarod says:

    Looks like CJ’s shot his load for the night.

  177. bexarama says:

    Nooooo, don’t take out CJ!

  178. Adam says:

    Ron Washington itches his nose?

  179. Carlosologist says:

    I’m usually not a negative type of guy, but I think we don’t score this inning. Cervelli probably GIDPs here.

  180. Jake says:

    No pinch hitter?

  181. Reggie C. says:

    What can the JETS get back for Darrelle Revis in one of those lets-dream scenario?

    /giants fan jealousy’d

  182. mike c says:

    vintage cervelli!

  183. All Star Carl says:

    wow Montero is hot. Just hit a single. 3-4 with a homer.

    • larryf says:

      As I said, his mom and dad are visiting from Venezuela for a month. I met them at Scranton. Jesus is gonna buy a casa grande for them very soon….

  184. JobaWockeeZ says:

    He really lives/dies by BABIP.

  185. Kit says:

    Look at you, Cervelli. Good job, back up catcher, good job.

  186. bexarama says:

    I don’t know whether I was more excited for that run or CJ tearing his towel so passionately.

  187. Cy Pettitte says:

    losing your scoreless inning streak to Cervelli..that sucks

  188. Cy Farnsworth says:

    I wonder what the single season record for 15 hop RBI singles is. Cervelli’s gotta be getting close.

  189. j_Yankees says:

    CJ Wilson could have done that.

  190. Kevin in Delectable Princeton says:

    Cervellian. The BABIP Gods smile upon him.

  191. Orlando says:

    Darren Oliver the dinosaur!!!

  192. Orlando says:

    will Gardner ever get a hit again?

  193. That ball crossed at Gardner’s neck!

  194. Cy Farnsworth says:

    Neck high strike? Really?

  195. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Gardner seems to complain about the strike zone every day…with good reason too unfortunately.

  196. Carlosologist says:

    My favorite moment involving Darren Oliver: Tex’s booming shot that brought home three in ALCS Game 5.

  197. Carlosologist says:

    It’s Robbie!

  198. mike c says:


  199. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Yeah there’s gotta be an anti-Gardner thing among umpires lately.

  200. Orlando says:

    #24 Robinson Cano – second base – #24

  201. Orlando says:

    come on robbie…….

  202. Adam says:

    Brett puttin in a monster lip. If that doesn’t break the slump, idk what will

  203. Cy Farnsworth says:

    John Flaherty thinks that Kenny Singleton brought that “Look Out!” to “Another Level”

  204. JobaWockeeZ says:

    That’s not a strike? I mean it only almost got his head.

  205. Orlando says:

    the fake umps in Toronto are better than this idiot!!!

  206. Stop. Hitting. The. Ball. Anywhere. Near. Andrus!

  207. pastadivingarod says:

    Cervi must have heard about baseball Jesus tonight.

  208. All Star Carl says:

    wooo AJ

  209. All Star Carl says:

    Almost a sexy dp

  210. Cy Farnsworth says:

    Odd to see Jeter botch the double play. Usually he and Cano are the best in the business around the bag.

  211. I know I should be mad, but that Jeter throw just makes me laugh. It’s funny.

  212. Reggie C. says:

    DJ used to make that throw better. (shakes head)

  213. poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag says:


  214. theyankeewarrior says:

    Gardner is starting to remind me of his 2009 second-half self:

    1) He looks at everything. He literally goes up to the plate and watches every pitch into the glove until he is called out.

    2) He gets put on first base as a pinch runner (or by a miracle) and watches the pitcher throw every pitch to home plate until he is no longer eligible to steal 2nd base because he is either already there (advancing on a hit) or has been retired on a force out.

  215. Kit says:

    Oh that’s not good.

  216. Cy Farnsworth says:

    Damn. So close to a bloodless outing from AJ.

  217. Bah. It had to happen eventually. A pitcher like AJ can’t escape Arlington without giving up at least one big fly.

  218. pastadivingarod says:

    Just a matter of time.
    Why even have AJ throw this inning

  219. Reggie C. says:

    That was bound to happen.

    Mere Average AJ.

  220. Kiersten says:

    Oh hi, Mediocre AJ, I believe we’ve never met…

  221. Awful location holy shnikes.

  222. hello9 says:

    Jeter, ARod, Berkman so far 0-6 3 bb’s 2 k’s

    Thames, Kearns, Cervelli 5-9 1 rbi 1k

    we don’t need no stinkin’ all stars

  223. S.King says:

    geez AJ

  224. Mushy Carl says:

    Just gives it away like that. Down and in to a lefty. Got to love it.

  225. hello9 says:

    god damn it, don’t blow kearns and thames glory day AJ

  226. Jerome S says:

    that was like a punch in the stomach.

  227. S.King says:

    i see first-pitch “in play” on gamecast and i just know it…no surprise to see the “3″ roll up over the “1″, b/c it’s AJ, and I’m a pavlovian dog trained to expect the worst with him on the mound. ring the bell, AJ.

  228. pastadivingarod says:

    Id rather see Gaudin in there at this point

  229. Cy Farnsworth says:

    Time to get AJ out of there.

  230. Okay, bear down, AJ. Don’t let this shit get out of hand. One run in this ballpark is nothing.

  231. Haha, playing Ring of Fire there made me laugh. Well played, Arlington.

  232. Mushy Carl says:

    Watch Molina go deep.

  233. Kay, I think that Murphy homer also had a lot to do with an AWFULLY located pitch by Burnett.

  234. iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

    Well, now we are behind… Fuck.

  235. Hummingbird S. says:

    not turning that DP might cost the game..

  236. Kiersten says:

    Is everyone purposely using the phrase “go(ing) deep” tonight?

  237. Cy Farnsworth says:

    At the end of the day…I can totally live with 3 runs over 6 innings from Burnett considering that he was scratched from his last start, we’re in Texas, and he’s AJ Burnett.

  238. 3 runs in 6 innings in Arlington… I’ll still take that from AJ.

    I have no complaints.

  239. theyankeewarrior says:

    Chances Gardner considers swinging at a pitch next at bat?

  240. j_Yankees says:

    You know what, with the way AJ has been this year…i’d say we should be standing on our hands in joy that it wasn’t a 7+ER meltdown.

  241. Carlosologist says:

    Number of times “orgy” has been used in this thread: 9 (so far)

  242. Thames had no shot. Wow.

  243. Nintendo vs Sega says:

    Game over offense sucks!

  244. iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

    All things considered, this has not been a bad outing by AJ.

    Just could not anticipate the missing Yankee offense. I fear that Jeter, ARod, are what they are for this year.

  245. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Kinda shows how futile W/L records are when evaluating talent huh Kay?

  246. Cy Farnsworth says:

    Not gonna lie, I did not see that easy 7th inning coming.

  247. ThrillHouseMD says:

    Is there any chance we win tomorrow’s game?

  248. Mushy Carl says:

    Frank Francisco in the game. He’s either gonna go 1-2-3. Or hes gonna give up 4 runs.

  249. Jake H says:

    tough game. Hopefully they beat the bullpen of Texas

  250. China Joe says:

    Gotta get it done in the 8th. They had success against Francisco in the past, if I recall.

  251. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Yeah, mother fucker.

  252. Carlosologist says:

    A-Rod, I love you.

  253. poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag says:


  254. Mushy Carl says:


  255. Reggie C. says:


  256. Cy Pettitte says:

    oh man Texas is gon b mad

  257. Kevin in Delectable Princeton says:


  258. pastadivingarod says:


  259. j_Yankees says:

    7 innings…3 runs…vs the rangers…in Arlington…for AJ Burnett. Quit fucking complaining.

  260. CNight_UP says:



  261. Kit says:

    Wow, I did not think that was going out. Nice, Alex!

  262. ZZ says:

    Grown men desperately fighting over a baseball is something I will never understand about baseball fans.

  263. Frigidevil says:

    I forgot how good he was at that

  264. hello9 says:

    I guess we do need some stinkin’ all stars.

  265. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    If A-Rod was really as good as everyone says he is he would have drove in two on that solo shot.

  266. Pasqua says:

    My script:

    With two outs and a runner on, the lights in Arlington cut out, creating complete darkness. When power is restored to the stadium, Tex is standing in the batter’s box. The crowd erupts in horror. The pitcher is shaken, so much so that his first offering is sent deep into the right field seats.

    Mo, yada-yada.

  267. Mushy Carl says:

    Nice at bat Kearnzie

  268. Cy Pettitte says:

    Mike Maddux here for Just for Men…

  269. Mushy Carl says:

    Don’t run on Molina :(

  270. Pasqua says:

    Leon Redbone has turned into a helluva pitching coach.

  271. Cecala says:

    Damn, I was enjoying the Thames-Kearns appreciation game.

  272. Frank Francisco’s chair throwing > Frank Francisco’s baseball throwing.

  273. Mushy Carl says:

    Just a little under it. Nice at bat Puma.

  274. Carlosologist says:

    Production! From the bottom of the order! I am so surprised I will use correct punctuation!


  275. Orlando says:

    just missed

  276. Cy Farnsworth says:

    C’mon, let’s see another 35-hop RBI single from Frankie…

  277. Hummingbird S. says:

    why not PH Posada here?

  278. Cecala says:

    Does Montero wear batting gloves?

  279. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Cisco Kid, was a friend of mine.

  280. Nice at bat so far. Don’t screw it up, Frankie.

  281. swisher's fauxhawk says:

    Cervelli being Cervelli.

  282. Pasqua says:

    Well, technically, that counts as a “drive” by Cervelli.

  283. Mushy Carl says:

    Ball 4. What a scrub.

  284. Cy Farnsworth says:

    That’s pretty much unacceptable.

  285. mike c says:

    gardner goes deep here

  286. swisher's fauxhawk says:

    Now’s better than never, Brett.

  287. Orlando says:

    dude what the FUCK was that????

  288. j_Yankees says:

    what a sorry swing that was from Cervelli…

  289. bonestock94 says:

    I hate Cervelli. Lets see pre-ASB Gardner

  290. Cy Farnsworth says:

    Gardner’s at least put a few nice swings on the ball. Baby steps.

  291. Does Kay really need to call it the Grassy Knoll?

  292. Mike Axisa says:

    I’m pretty sick of Gardner at this point. The blush is long gone off that rose.

  293. bonestock94 says:

    It’s gonna be tough to win this in 9 innings with Neftali Feliz. Yanks bullpen needs to come through here.

  294. Drew says:

    Situational hitting shouldn’t be this difficult.

  295. Orlando says:


  296. China Joe says:

    Shit, that was their inning. It don’t get any easier against Feliz.

  297. Orlando says:

    Grassy knoll? Really? WTF Kay?

  298. Cy Pettitte says:


    my boy makin Hamilton look silly

  299. Frigidevil says:

    Just found out there is a show on Spike called Scrappers. Somehow it has nothing to do with Pedroia, Gardner, or David Eckstein.

  300. Mark says:

    I’m Boone Logan, and I don’t fool around.

  301. Mushy Carl says:

    God Logan is nasty. What a pick up by Cash.

  302. Orlando says:

    attaboy Boner…..!!!!!!!

  303. Kiersten says:

    Can white Yankee relievers please stop wearing the number 48? All last year I kept thinking Phil Coke was Kyle Farnsworth and now I keep thinking Boone Logan is Phil Coke.


  304. Kevin in Delectable Princeton says:

    Hamilton only has a .318 wOBA against lefties, but he has a .492(!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) wOBA against righties.

  305. Orlando says:


  306. bexarama says:

    Who is this pitcher and what has he done to Boone Logan?

  307. Orlando says:

    Melky who?

  308. Cecala says:

    I am probably going to get a microwave wipe down, but look at the success that Boone Logan got after being sent down, why couldn’t that happen to Joba?

  309. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Boone Logan…more like Poon Logan.

  310. Where are the socks, Dave?

  311. Mushy Carl says:

    Melky Mesa, Gary Sanchez, Jesus Montero, and A-Rod all homer on the same night.

  312. Cy Farnsworth says:

    What’s scary is that 5 years ago, Vlad might’ve hit that ball.

  313. Orlando says:

    if frankie c’s could hit!!!!!

  314. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Berkman lookin’ mighty slick over there at first.

  315. Mike Axisa says:

    Very nice David, very nice.

  316. Cy Pettitte says:

    loving the Boone/D-Rob tag team for the 8th

  317. rbizzler says:

    I am calling a Robbie leadoff double (and then he gets stranded at 2nd when Thames K’s to end the inning).

  318. Mushy Carl says:

    Cano goes yard.

  319. Mike Axisa says:

    I want some triple digits here.

  320. Reggie C. says:

    Neftali Feliz … better arm than Daniel Bard?

  321. JGS says:

    Cano is the man

  322. rbizzler says:

    Jeet is definitely bunting here

  323. Mike HC says:

    Big time hit.

    Jeter bunt?

  324. Oh god. Here comes the bunt.

  325. Mike Axisa says:

    Bunt, lest you want a GIDP.

  326. Hummingbird S. says:

    Jeter will probably bunt and it will be the right move..

  327. Pasqua says:

    Nothin’ better than a power hitter who happily goes the other way. Love it.

  328. /wishes for a wild pitch again

  329. Cy Farnsworth says:

    Joe Girardi should let Jeter swing away.



  330. Kiersten says:

    Derek Jeter and his 2,7whatever career hits should not be bunting. Ever.

  331. Cy Farnsworth says:

    How did Jeter not beat that out?

  332. Mike HC says:

    That did not work out

  333. JobaWockeeZ says:

    …And he still GIDP’s. Yeah please bunt next time.

  334. Kevin in Delectable Princeton says:

    Man, Cano is slowwwwwwwwwwww.

  335. Accent Shallow says:

    Oh, what the hell.

  336. Reggie C. says:

    Wow … DJ?

    I can’t believe he didnt beat that out.

  337. Pasqua says:

    Jetes finding new an exciting ways to GIDP.

  338. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Fuck his 66 percent GB rate.

  339. Mike HC says:

    Cano should have let it hit him, in hindsight of course.

  340. Frigidevil says:

    Wow that was actually a damn good call

  341. Hummingbird S. says:

    so predictable..

  342. poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag says:

    Hahaha I wrote fuck and the duplicate comment detected thing went off.

    For some reason that amuses me.

  343. Mushy Carl says:

    Wow Jeter.

  344. Carlosologist says:

    How do you GIDP in that situation? Hopefully Swish squares up on something and hits it a long long way.

  345. jon says:

    i cant wait for jeter to earn 20m for the next 5 years

  346. bexarama says:

    Oh are you kidding me. That was just awful luck, blargh.

  347. iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

    Jeter with his patented GIDP…. Well done.

  348. Reggie C. says:

    Swisher asking the 1B coach: “WTF, Did DJ not bust it out the box?”

    • Mike HC says:

      The ball was not hit that hard, but it was a pretty easy double play ball. It was a frustrating play, but lets not shit on Jeter when he does not deserve it.

  349. Jake H says:

    Just a tough break in this game.

  350. Kit says:

    C’mon, Marcus. You’ve been good all night.

  351. Mushy Carl says:

    Thames is going Yard. Really far.

  352. Cy Farnsworth says:

    Seriously, Marcus Thames is Pedro Cerrano.

    The guy cannot hit a bender.

  353. Scarlet Speedster says:

    I’m a Jeter fan, but the GIDP stuff just kills the team.

  354. Kevin in Delectable Princeton says:

    Let’s go Thames, just bring A-Rod up.

  355. Orlando says:


  356. Marcus Thames has been helpless against breaking pitches tonight.

  357. Drew says:

    Damn. Sick pitch.

  358. bonestock94 says:

    Filthy strike 3

  359. Mushy Carl says:

    I hope he didn’t get fooled on that frame Job by Molina.

  360. Jake H says:

    Was that a strike? Can anyone with gameday let me know?

  361. Esteban says:


  362. Cecala says:

    Thames could have hit that with his other bat


  363. Mike HC says:

    This will be an interesting inning for DRob. On the road. Into his second inning of work. Tons of pressure.

  364. Reggie C. says:

    I need to see some JOBA.

    Right now.

  365. bonestock94 says:

    Curse of the second relief inning. Give him the hook.

  366. Cy Farnsworth says:

    That was a YYYUUUUUGGGE walk.


  367. Mushy Carl says:

    Really D-Rob? Now we fear Murphy.

  368. Mike HC says:

    Between Texas and the Rays, the AL Playoffs are going to be a whole nother ball game compared to last year.

  369. Mike Axisa says:

    Man I really want Mo in there.

  370. Time for the strikeouts, Dave.

  371. poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag says:

    We need Mo out there. Stop with this bullshit.

  372. Drew says:

    Walking Murphy is impressive.

  373. nathan says:

    Ump seems to like calling the inside corner for righties

  374. Hummingbird S. says:

    Texas doing the right thing.. hope Girardi learns.

  375. Cy Farnsworth says:

    I’d get Rivera up right now, so he can come in if that runner moves to 3rd.

    If you’re going down, you might as well do it with your best on the mound. Worry about closing when you have the lead.

  376. nathan says:

    Molina looks like a SUMO wrestler.

  377. Jake H says:

    The umps zone is terrible.

  378. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Anybody know if Bill Hohn is behind the plate tomorrow? Lord, how I hate Hohn.

  379. Can we get some consistency on this strikezone? My god.

  380. Orlando says:

    this guy is fucking brutal!!!!!!!!!!!

  381. Mike HC says:

    That was damn close to not be called.

    If they are not going to be robot umps, the humans might as well give us that call with two strikes

  382. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Ah shit. Bring in Mo. It’s only one damn out let him pitch.

  383. Orlando says:

    ok, Robertson if we ever needed a punch out now is the time!!!!!

  384. poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag says:

    Dammit, get Mo in here.

    Come on Joe. You’re smarter than this.

  385. Kit says:

    D-Rob looks mighty uncomfortable. C’mon Joe, just get Mo.

  386. bexarama says:

    PLAYOFF PREVIEW!!!! alert.

  387. Drew says:

    Gotta walk Mitch here. His name is Mitch.

  388. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Prefer to pitch to Andrus? Anybody want to comment on this?

  389. Mushy Carl says:

    I really don’t know about this move.

  390. Esteban says:

    playoff preview alert

  391. Tits Magee says:

    that was a bad move andrus>moreland

  392. Playoff preview counter: 2

  393. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    I am nervous.

  394. Mike HC says:

    This feels like a playoff atmosphere.

    One of the most tense games of the year.

  395. nathan says:

    Watching the game on FoxSports, this game means so much to the Rangers. The announcer has had multiple org$$ms already and they have called this a playoff preview atleast 18 diff times. The crowd is dancing and Nolan Ryan is praying. Just a perfect picture that captures the emotions of a playoff starved team and fans.

  396. Kevin in Delectable Princeton says:

    I liked Cervelli’s pre-emptive fist pump there.

  397. Premature fist pump, Frankie.

  398. Esteban says:

    premature fistpump frankie

  399. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:


  400. Mike HC says:

    Wow. I had a mini heart attack.

  401. swisher's fauxhawk says:

    Andrus drops an f-bomb.

  402. Orlando says:

    yeah D-Rob!!!!!!

  403. Mushy Carl says:

    Joe G is smart.

  404. Carlosologist says:

    That inning gave me multiple heart attacks.

  405. Scarlet Speedster says:

    Great job by Robertson getting out of it.

  406. Mike Axisa says:

    D-Rob put some hair on his chest that inning.

  407. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Attaboy, David.

  408. Hummingbird S. says:

    Hell of a job by DRob!

  409. Jake H says:

    For some reason I’ve always trusted D Rob more than Joba. I think that inning just showed me why.

  410. poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag says:

    Whoo, that was a close shave. Good job Robertson, but Joe got lucky. You gotta get Mo in the game at that point.

  411. Cy Pettitte says:

    that was nuts, good job by D-Rob to recover from the walk

  412. Jersey Johnny says:

    Frankie should’ve danced like an idiot a la Jose Valverde.

  413. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Is Feliz still going to be in the game?

  414. ZZ says:

    Girardi just put a whole lot of faith in split statistics.

  415. Orlando says:

    i want this game bad!!! No TEX, Cano for half the game, and no Posada!!!

  416. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    D-Rob’s ERA now dips below 4.00. Wasn’t his ERA above 5.00 not too long ago?

  417. JobaWockeeZ says:

    A-Rod goes yard again.

  418. Carlosologist says:

    A-Rod gives us the lead on another solo shot.

  419. Esteban says:

    wtf are bonus cantos Kay? that’s not spanish

  420. Come on, Curits. Work the count a bit more there.

  421. Mushy Carl says:

    3 pitches 2 outs yeah!

  422. swisher's fauxhawk says:

    Woo, three pitches, two outs.

  423. Jersey Johnny says:

    This is your Yankee moment, fat boy.

  424. Berkman’s FB% with the Yankees must be 97.

  425. Mike HC says:

    You know that would have been Mo in that 9th inning (maybe even the 8th) if that was a playoff game.

    So you would have to think that Girardi wanted Robertson to pitch in this kind of intense atmosphere to get ready for the stretch run and playoffs.

  426. Jon65 says:

    I blinked. What happened in that inning?

  427. swisher's fauxhawk says:

    Five pitch inning. About the last thing we needed.

  428. poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag says:


    Mo better be pitching.

  429. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Okay this should be his last inning.

  430. Jersey Johnny says:

    Great job, tubby.

  431. Carlosologist says:

    Mo extends the game by two innings. Offense has to do something in the eleventh. Let’s not have what happened in Toronto happen here.

  432. Mike HC says:

    That seemed a lot easier for them, ha.

  433. Mushy Carl says:

    Yankee Beisbol

  434. Pasqua says:

    Yankees: “Hey, coach. The Rangers’ closer is out there for a second inning! Prolonged at-bats could mean that he’ll tire, making him vulnerable to a big hit, AND might make him unavailable for tomorrow’s game. What should we do?”

    Coach: “Swing away.”

    Yankees: “You got it, coach!”

  435. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:


  436. bonestock94 says:

    I’d like to see Feliz as a starter.

  437. Jersey Johnny says:

    Worst Yankee Evar!1!

  438. j_Yankees says:

    How does anyone score runs off Feliz?

  439. JGS says:

    Mo for Young, Hamilton, Guerrero, and Cruz

    love this move

    • Kevin says:

      Good point.
      Also, the Rangers have burned through their best bullpen arms, so we want to make sure we make it through the 10th for a chance to see Scott Feldman.
      Gotta go to Mo.

  440. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    My power just went out. Now I have to listen to Suzyn Waldman. Pray for me.

  441. poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag says:

    This is like the bad fucking luck game. So many aggravating moments.

  442. nathan says:

    Too deep in the hole. Glad he didnt throw it away or Berkman didnt botch it.

  443. Jersey Johnny says:

    Suddenly, Mo has Joba’s luck.

  444. Mike HC says:

    Mo vs. Hamilton

    This is why you watch baseball

  445. Cy Farnsworth says:

    2 classic Mariano Rivera singles.

  446. swisher's fauxhawk says:

    Yeah, this is bad.

  447. Jersey Johnny says:

    Josh smokes crack! Josh smokes crack!

  448. iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

    well, looks like Mo is not lucky this evening….

  449. Kit says:

    Oh this is terrible.

  450. Reggie C. says:

    Awww damn.

  451. Accent Shallow says:

    A few feet either way, and there’s two outs and no one on.

  452. Joe West says:

    Mark Texeria uses his Dr Octopus like reach to make both those plays

  453. Kevin in Delectable Princeton says:

    BABIP is not Mo’s friend today.

  454. Hummingbird S. says:

    _________ singles on a ground ball to shortstop Derek Jeter.

    I’ve been reading that a lot lately.

  455. Esteban says:

    A-Rod >

  456. poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag says:

    At least it’s Mo.


  457. Cy Farnsworth says:

    There we go A-Rod.

    IBB to load the bases here.

  458. nathan says:

    Whoa Alex.

  459. Mike HC says:

    ARod!! Game saver

  460. Reggie C. says:

    Alright Arod !

  461. DRob pitches brilliantly and Mo gets battered around.

    Baseball can’t be predicted, I’ve been told.

  462. Mike Axisa says:

    What a freaking play by Alex.

  463. Mushy Carl says:

    This game sucks.

  464. bonestock94 says:

    2 K’s now from Mo, it’s gotta go like that.

  465. Carlosologist says:

    Play of the game if the Yanks somehow make it out of this one.

  466. Accent Shallow says:

    I have an irrational dislike of David Murphy. Maybe it’s the fact he’s a former Red Sox prospect? Maybe it’s that he always seem to refuse to swing at bad pitches?

    He doesn’t even have goofy facial hair!

  467. Kit says:

    Another Houdini act, Mo? I don’t like to see you get losses, so you have to make this happen.

  468. Cy Farnsworth says:

    Why bother walking the bases loaded if you’re gonna bring the infield in?

  469. nathan says:

    time to put the Red Sox kid in his place.

  470. Jersey Johnny says:

    Thoughts of Luis Gonzales’ bullshit hit still haunts me.

  471. Nazi-Cashman says:

    Good call Michael Kay. You didn’t jynx him at all

  472. Carlosologist says:

    I want to cry now.

  473. Esteban says:

    Mo is just toying with us. I have faith.

  474. bonestock94 says:

    heh, rust

  475. Jersey Johnny says:

    Told ya.

  476. Accent Shallow says:

    Knew I had a good reason for not liking David Murphy.


  477. swisher's fauxhawk says:

    Oh well.

  478. Nintendo vs Sega says:


  479. Mushy Carl says:

    How horrible is that.

  480. iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

    well there goes the split. Shit.

    • poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag says:

      How could you possibly make that claim the day before game 2 of a two game series?

      There goes the sweep, sure. The split? It’s impossible to claim that we ether have it or don’t have it since we haven’t played game 2 yet.

      Come on iYankee. You’re better than that.

  481. poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag says:

    What an aggravating game. This really suked. Hurry back Tex.

  482. Kevin in Delectable Princeton says:

    That was like, the 5th hard hit ball Mo has given up all year. Good game. We’ll beat them tomorrow.

  483. Jersey Johnny says:

    There is no God.

    • poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag says:

      Come now, Mo has to allow a run occasionally or they’ll bn him.

      It’s part of the plan. Don’t lose faith.

  484. bexarama says:

    Sometimes I hate baseball. I still love you, Mo!

  485. Bryan says:

    This team is just not playing good baseball right now. There’s no other way to put it.

  486. Hummingbird S. says:

    Painful loss, but one that was expected with the horrible lineup.

  487. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:


  488. Reggie C. says:

    In the absence of the Mo … OBLIVION.

  489. bonestock94 says:

    Mo + IBB = Fail

  490. Carlosologist says:

    Sadness is epic now.

  491. Dr Van Nostrand says:

    Another day, another pitiful loss by the yanks

    • poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag says:

      You seem to be implying that the Yankees frequently lose “pitifully”.

      This seems illogical, given that the Yankees have the most wins in baseball.

  492. Kit says:

    Well that broke my heart a little. Ah well.

  493. Well that was unexpected. Damn.

  494. Pasqua says:

    Oh, shit. Get ready for the MSM peppering Girardi on why Mo was in there. “A tie game, on the road? What were you thinking?”

  495. Reggie C. says:


    Please drop the BAN HAMMER on this asshole.

  496. AJ says:

    Anyone ever see the Twilight Zone episode where the robot baseball player was forced to become more human to be allowed to play? Maybe Selig makes Mo blow a few here and there to avoid suspicion.

  497. Nintendo vs Sega says:

    go jump off a bridge moron!

  498. Jersey Johnny says:

    Joba would’ve thrown the slider.

  499. bonestock94 says:

    uh hello

  500. Carlosologist says:

    I understand being pissed about the loss, but good God this isn’t the way to vent.

  501. Andrew says:

    At least Good AJ showed up for once. Sucks to lose on a number of bullshit infield rollers for a 2nd consecutive day.

  502. AJ says:

    If the user name wasn’t bad enough.

  503. Jersey Johnny says:

    They better turn on the fucking switch already.

  504. j_Yankees says:

    Well at least we used the closer in the nonsave situation on the road in extras like everyone wanted.

    /pissed about the loss’d
    /could have lost with Joba out there’d

  505. Steve O. says:

    Dude, seriously?

  506. Jersey Johnny says:

    Even if she looks exactly like David Murphy?

  507. JohnnyC says:

    Who knows? Maybe Lee will have a bad game tomorrow.

  508. Jerome S says:

    We all miss you, Tex. How dare you miss a game for the birth of your child! Look at what we’ve been reduced to without you… a weeping mass crying your name…

    We need you back, man.

  509. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    I’d rather Nelson Cruz get the walk off hit. Grrrrr.

  510. Nintendo vs Sega says:

    Cliff Lee wednesday! Yankees are about to get swept!

    • Kit says:

      Why are you here if this isn’t your team of choice? Honestly, wouldn’t you have more fun rooting for the Orioles if you like negativity this much?

  511. poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag says:

    All right, what did I miss?

  512. poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag says:

    Okay, what happened?

  513. iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

    tomorrow’s game will be quick, hopefully not painful.

  514. Cy Farnsworth says:

    Get ready for a ton of “Mo pitches worse in tie games!” garbage.

  515. Jerome S says:

    You got to admit, despite the outcome, that was a beautiful game to watch.

  516. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Yay Colbert is still on!

  517. I gotta say, Mo losses are still my all-time favorite Yankee losses of all.

    Because I know they’re just shit that happens every once in a blue moon and I don’t need to fear it happening again anytime soon and I don’t have to learn any lessons from the loss or make any drastic changes from the loss or slog through any narratives about how Player X isn’t trying hard enough and that’s why we lost.

    I just say “Damn, that loss sucked” and then throw it away and never have to concern myself with it ever again.

    • poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag says:

      You have a legitimate point there.

      What I want to know is, is Mo’s ERA 1 or higher?

    • Kit says:

      Agreed. It’s not like the losses happen often so he’s allowed them once or twice. The fact that he’s rusty does make me nervous though, but that will go away in due time.

    • bexarama says:

      You have a very, very good point, but I still hate it personally when he loses.

    • Apollo22237 says:

      Also, I would rather this game happened now than in the playoffs, Let all of the crazy crap that goes on happen in the regular season.

  518. wow says:

    total BS. un-friggin-believable.

    …but hey, at least we’re still in first…?

  519. beer boy says:

    bring up montero.

  520. Nintendo vs Sega says:

    Good one RAB!

  521. Mushy Carl says:

    Yankees just find a way not to get the big hit.

  522. Nintendo vs Sega says:

    Knock on wood for Cliff lee Wed.

  523. wow says:

    every single one of those at bats was like pulling teeth. and it’s not getting any better. pitching only goes so far for a team.

  524. Carlosologist says:

    Wow, did anybody see the fight in the Reds-Cincinnati matchup today?

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