Aug
10

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

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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
  • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

    Oh man, talk about the C lineup.

    • vtbando

      Where’s Cano?

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Sitting against a tough lefty.

        And I’m sure he could use a day off; he plays damn near every single day as it is.

        • Kiersten

          He has a cold and a fever.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

            I think all of the above factored into the decision to sit him.

            JMHO.

      • Kit

        I think Bryan Hoch tweeted earlier that Cano had a cold and felt weak, so he was sitting this one out. He’s available to pinch hit though.

  • Kiersten

    So would this be the F- lineup?

    Also, C.J. Wilson is really hot.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      It’s like a Q lineup or something. I know there’s gonna be PLAYOFF PREVIEW! talk but I can’t call it that with this lineup, ew.

      CJ… *_*

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        I know there’s gonna be PLAYOFF PREVIEW! talk

        It’s how the ESPN Bottom Line crawler called the game. “Yanks, Rangers meet in possible playoff preview”.

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

          Depends what you mean by playoff preview. It is a possible playoff preiew in the sense that we very well might face the Rangers in the playoffs.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

            I know it’s a possible playoff preview. My point is, “playoff previews” are meaningless. We act like they matter; they don’t.

            At all.

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

              True.

              They’re still fun games since it’s between two good teams.

              • Chris

                Exactly. Two good teams playing baseball is better than a good team and a bad team.

            • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

              When Mariano gave up that game-winning HR to Ichiro in that game in September last year, I remember someone called it a playoff preview. Buhhhh?

            • Kiersten

              Marketing.

    • Slappy White

      Is it the sideburns ?

    • Kit

      He is extremely hot.

  • Slappy White

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

  • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

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

    • matt damon wayans

      Have you ever seen an M? It looks NOTHING like an inverted-W!

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Awesome handle, btw.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      The jar is round. The mug is round.

      They should call it “Roundtine”.

      • Slappy White

        That kills Tommie, KILLS

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

      I don’t know why, but this made me laugh.

  • Ivan

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

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    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.

    • Slappy White

      Rizzoli is hot but she sometimes she wears a Red Sox hat., so Fuck her

    • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

      Not sure…but we know one thing. its going to be chocked full of Drama.

      TNT KNOWS DRAMA!

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

    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.

    Why?

    I want to crush them.

    • Carlosologist

      But if the Sox make the playoffs as the WC, they’ll get murdered in Arlington…

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        That’s true.

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

        Five game series are bitches. You never know.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          I’ve run the numbers, and Boston’s starters are on pace to give up 753 runs during the 3 games in Arlington in that theoretical Rangers-Sox ALDS.

          Sincerely,
          Orel Hershiser

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

            Holy hit, and the Sox STILL WON!!!???!!!

            It must have been Pedroia, gritting it out for them.

        • Carlosologist

          Let’s assume a Sox-Rangers ALDS. These are the starters for each (assuming no injuries):

          Sox: Lester-Beckett-Buchholz
          Rangers: Lee-Wilson-Lewis

          Combined with the Rangers’ kickass offense, I’ll take Texas everyday and twice on doubleheaders.

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

            All you need is for three Texas starers to have a bad day and three Sox starters to have a good day.

            Sure I’ll take Texas, but don’t just assume Boston’s going to lose on principle.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      I don’t want to see the hysterical praise heaped on them if they make the playoffs. I hope the Sox get crushed and humiliated the rest of the season, and finish 18 games out of a playoff spot.

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

        I can understand that. But on the other hand a Yanks v. Sox ALCS matchup would be awesome. Especially when we obliterate them in four games.

        • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

          Ugh. Over/under 1000 TEH 2004!!!!5!!! articles when they go up 3-0? I’m taking the over

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

            It’ll make it sweeter when we win 22-0 in the final game.

          • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

            Oh man, this. I didn’t even consider this in the reasons why I don’t want the Sox to sniff the ALCS.

        • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

          I’d rather just obliterate the Rays/Rangers/Twins/White Sox/whoever and not hear the shrieking and drooling about how the 2010 Sox are the greatest, bravest team ever.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

            Grounders from his knees. FROM HIS KNEES!!!!!!

            • Kit

              HE’S SUCH A TEAM PLAYER!!! Look at him, playing for his team!

      • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

        This

      • Accent Shallow

        Agreed.

    • CS Yankee

      I’m Ok with that thought…

      I’m thinking Rays & Rangers go 5 brutal games and yankees sweep the other Sox. Our lineup in game 1 would have CC vs their (guessing Rays) #3 starter (Silva?)

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

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

    Congrats.

    • Accent Shallow

      Is this their first child? I’m too lazy to hit Google hard enough to find out.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Wiki says it’s their third.

  • Accent Shallow

    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.

    • Kiersten

      I refuse to eat pizza outside of New York.

      Actually today my friend brought up some place called Sweet Tomatoes or something and I asked what that is and she said “you’ve never been there? they have the best pizza.” All I said was “no they don’t.”

    • Ivan

      I tell people all the time, you never tried a pizza before until you come to NYC (specifically in Brooklyn)

    • Alex S

      Grimaldis and totonnos FTW!

      • Kiersten

        omg Totonnos yessssss. Haven’t had it in like 10 years, didn’t it burn down?

    • Apollo22237

      New Haven pizza isn’t too shabby either.

  • ZZ

    Cano is sick FYI.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Thanks. Did you get that info from people you trust?

      (Couldn’t resist.)

      • ZZ

        Who else?

    • sangreal

      Cano: “I hope I feel better tomorrow,” Cano said. “I didn’t have energy yesterday. Just tried to play, and I don’t want to take a chance again today.”

      • Cano is available to pinch hit, Girardi said

      from lohud

  • Slappy White

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

    /Slappybeingoptimisticasamuthafucka

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

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

    • Ivan

      Texas uni’s isn’t so bad…I kinda like em. Astros..not so much.

    • Carlosologist

      It must have sucked to have been an Astros fans in the 80s when the Astros were good. Those unis were horrendous.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder
        • Kit

          Those are the ugliest effin’ things I’ve ever seen. Ever.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

            They had uniform numbers on the hip.

            Baseball uniforms with numbers… on the hip.

            • Kit

              I didn’t even notice that. What a mess.

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          Gotta love the number on the pants.

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

        I absolutely love those uniforms because they’re so cheesy.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Playoff preview counter: 1

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

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

    /selective memory’d

    • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

      Nah–I think he has jawed with the umpire on every looking strikeout in his career

    • Kit

      He does seem to look at them a lot more, that’s for sure. Don’t know if there’s an exchange going on after that though.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    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

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

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

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

    • Accent Shallow

      Bex’s type: LHP with facial hair?

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

        More like just super hot dudes. I’m not particularly into lefties or what have you.

        And Pettitte has scruff, excuse you. ;P

        • Kit

          I was going to reply with, “All Girl’s Type: Hot guys,” but I thought it would be rude to jump in.

          • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

            OMG Kit, that’s so rude.

            I kid, it was totally fine. :) I don’t think people mind jumping in in these open threads. I know I don’t.

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

              I don’t think people mind jumping in in these open threads. I know I don’t.

              TWSS

  • Cy Pettitte

    oh man, Tex might be losing his job

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      /WallyPipp’d

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Thames ‘N’ Hood Chek

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    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.

    • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

      to the point where you can just remove those three years from his statsheet. They didn’t happen

    • Ivan

      It also helps that he was pretty good.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

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

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

      It all evens out.

    • Kiersten

      not according to Gameday :/

      but my eyes agree.

    • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

      Nope

      Brooks says strike 3 to Jeter was a strike, too

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Wow, Jeter just looked so fucking sad.

  • Kiersten

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

    He couldn’t decide which team to support tonight?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      He probably had “Rodriguez 3/13″ stitched onto the back.

    • Pete

      what the fuck is a NY Ranger?

      • Cy Pettitte

        hockey…lol

        • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

          WTF is that???

          • Kit

            Something Canadians love.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

            I believe Hockey is an old, old wooden ship from the Civil War era.

            • Frigidevil

              I love being able to understand Anchorman jokes.

          • FIPster Doofus

            Only the second-best sport after baseball. It gets bashed here, like, every week, unfortunately. :(

            • Apollo22237

              Yea I love hockey too, but unfortunately I’m in the minority.

  • Slappy White

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

    • Pete

      dude everyone boos A-Rod. no sense worrying about it

      • Slappy White

        I understand that, but he did steroids for those people. Show some apreciation

        • Kit

          IETC.

  • Pete

    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: http://riveraveblues.com/2010/.....nt-1023827

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      /Pete’d

      • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

        Didn’t you used to not capitalize your name (“you” referring to Pete)?

        • Pete

          yeah

  • Hummingbird S.

    Kearns hitting 5th, that’s just ugly.

    • Pete

      No, YOURE UGLY

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        So’s your face.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

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

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Pudge Rodriguez. More like Fudge Rodriguez pwn3d.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    What the hell was that? Looked like a splitter.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      I don’t know what it was, but I liked it.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      It looked like a big turtle. In a trench coat. You’re going to LaGuardia, right?

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Over/Under: 4.5 more productive years for Hamilton.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      What do you consider productive? I can see him be at least a 2.0 WAR player for another 5-6 years.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        I guess if that’s the bar, yeah, I’ll go over. I was thinking something above average like 3.0-3.5 WAR. Is that too high a bar?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Under.

      He’ll have 3 more productive years and then have 4 years that look productive to the casual fan but will actually be horrendously Jose-Guillen-like.

      • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

        But Guillen drove in 97 runs. 97!!

      • Accent Shallow

        Jose-Guillen-like.

        Hamilton isn’t exactly Ted Williams or Barry Bonds with his selectiveness, but I think he walks enough to avoid Guillen territory.

        .270/.320/.480 isn’t great, but that’s >replacement level.

  • ZZ

    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.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      With all of AJ’s command problems, on nights he doesn’t feel like he’s spotting the fastball well, I bet he scraps the change altogether.

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

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

  • Cy Pettitte

    Big puma with a catlike evasive maneuver

    oh wait

    shit…

  • http://www.twitter.com/CaptainRaf CaptainRaf

    Berkman is hitting them right at people

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Joe’s getting thrown out at some point tonight.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      I would if I was him. Texas is too hot a place to work outside.

      Why do you think Ron Washington did coke?

      • Cecala

        Cocaine is a hell of a drug

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

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

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

    Since when can you just change calls?

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      I wonder if Armando Galarraga is watching.

      • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

        He’s on the phone with Joyce at the moment…

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

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

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      I like it. I kept telling the guys during the Toronto series to not hit the ball to Yunel Escobar, but they refused to listen to me.

      Jerks.

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

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

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      I was thinking the same thing.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      I disagree, CHoP was pretty consistent. Consistent at sucking.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        I’ll have you know CHoP’s currently rocking a sweet 0.0 BB/9 in Pittsburgh, thank you very much.

      • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

        Well played Mr. Axisa.

    • Kiersten

      This guys strike zone is more inconsistent Chan Ho ParkAJ Burnetts pitching.

    • Accent Shallow

      Can we not bring that up? Seeing him in pinstripes was cringe-worthy.

      (Ok, that’s not entirely true. Seeing bad pitchers in pinstripes is cringe-worthy, and he happens to be a really bad pitcher.)

  • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

    Gardner can’t hit it much farther than that

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

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

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      But teh Damon.

  • aRX

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

    • Carlosologist

      Remember when it was super sloppy in that April series? Good times.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

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

    • Jose the Satirist

      Are you really a Nieves fan? I didn’t know he had any besides his friends and family.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Excellent spot, A.J.

  • Kiersten

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

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      This site is getting way too girly. I need to start posting pictures of boobs with the game threads.

      • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

        +28

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        (scratches nuts, burps, slaps bexy on the butt chauvinistically)

      • Jose the Satirist

        We should have kept Johnny Damon so we could keep Michelle.

      • Kiersten

        It makes up for all the sexist womanizing stuff I read on Deadspin every day.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          You know you were asking for it. Broads are always asking for it.

      • Kit

        I don’t think that would really bother us seeing as how us girls (and some dudes) already own a pair.

        • Jose the Satirist

          I bought my wife a pair. They were spectacular.

          • Kit

            I’m sure they are. You must be very happy, Jose. I’m proud of your dedication to breasts, son.

          • Carlosologist

            IETCVM.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

            PICS OR IT DIDN’T HAPPEN

    • Kit

      I said it once, but I’ll say it again, he is extremely hot.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      Ugh God he’s so hot.

      /pointless comment’d
      /but he is’d

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    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.

    • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

      /knock on wood

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      Only 21 outs away from baseball immortality, tsjc!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

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

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    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?

    • Reggie C.

      Nolan Ryan doesn’t care for this comment.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        WE’RE GONNA FUCKIN’ PITCH HIS PUSSY ASS UNTIL HIS ARM FALLS OFF. WHAT ARE YOU, SOME KINDA HOMO?!?!

        (That’s what my inner Nolan Ryan monologue sounds like.)

        • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

          That’s probably what his inner monologue sounds like too.

    • S.King

      seems like their plan has been random– 46.1 to 73.2 (08 to 09) and then 136.1 in 2010. You would think they would have set his limits around 115 this year, with that even being less than conservative. But at this point maybe they’re not worried. I would think he’ll hit a wall towards Sept.

  • Carlosologist

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

    /racist’d

  • http://www.twitter.com/CaptainRaf CaptainRaf

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

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Jeter’s just trying to make sure he doesn’t break his ankle accidentally stepping on Wilson’s arm or something.

      • http://www.twitter.com/CaptainRaf CaptainRaf

        true. slide didnt look that coordinated though. late decision.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    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.

    • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

      The evil me was asking for the Captain to just trample him.

  • Hummingbird S.

    I wish Jeter could be good again..

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    Hotness just collided with hotness.

    THE GIRLS ARE TAKIN’ OVER. DEAL WITH IT.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      http://images.google.com/image.....8;gs_rfai=

      BOOOOOOOOOOOM, THAT JUST HAPPENED.

      • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

        TATAS! BOOYAH!

      • Humdinger

        vavava booooooooooooooom.

    • Kit

      I liked Wilson better when he was giving up hits and not making good ( but dangerous for both parties) plays. Still hotter than holy hell though.

    • Kiersten

      I feel like this is a good opportunity for us to discuss what our baseball dream orgy would be.

      Something along the lines of C.J. Wilson, Grady Sizemore, A-Rod, Jeter 10 years ago and Eric Chavez for me. Oh and Tino 10 years ago too.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        I bet Tino would do the play-by-play of your orgy and ruin the mood for everyone.

        • Kit

          My god, is that man ever terrible at speaking. *hangs head*

          • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

            Throw Kevin Millar in there for good measures.

        • Kiersten

          Well there went my fantasy, thanks tsjc.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

            Meh, don’t worry. Tino’s probably “wooden” all around. Just give him a ball-gag; problem solved.

            (Yes, I just became the first person in RAB history to use the term “ball-gag” on the site. You’re welcome.)

            • Kit

              *laughs hysterically*

        • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

          Can’t. Stop. Laughing.

      • Kit

        The thought of an orgy weirds me the hell out, but young Jeter, young Alex, C.J. Wilson, Matt Joyce, and Grady Sizemore are hot as shit. Grady Sizemore especially.

        • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

          Shit I forgot Matt Joyce in my crazy orgy.

          • Kit

            Still a great list though. I forgot Braun in mine.

            • Cecala

              I forgot Hideki Matsui

      • Humdinger

        You better catch Arod when he’s not close to a milestone homerun.

        • Carlosologist

          Slumpbuster!

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

        Oh lord.

        Andrew Eugene Pettitte.
        Carlos Pena
        CJ Wilson
        Grady
        A-Rod
        Andre Ethier
        Ryan Braun
        David Wright
        Barry Zito
        Albert Pujols
        Joe Mauer

        I could go on.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          No Don Zimmer?

          • Jose the Satirist

            He has to stand there and watch.

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

              And when it’s all over say “Ooooh, what a lovely tea party.”

            • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

              With his trousers at the ankles exposing his old socks?

        • Kiersten

          Oh yes, Braun, Wright, Zito and Mauer are not bad choices either.

        • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

          I see there are no chicks in that list…so Andy is at the front of the meat train?

          /threw up in mouth

          • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

            Oh dude. For one thing, I don’t think I could handle all that at once, so to speak. But yes, Andy would be at the front of the uh, meat train.

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

              Such a naughty cheerleader.

            • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

              Wouldn’t Andy in a sausage fest ruin your godly impression of him?

              • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

                Without getting into more detail about it: no.

          • Kit

            Hey man, you don’t have to be there.

            • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

              Trust me, when that meat train is starting to roll I’ll be miles away.

              • Kit

                Understandable. We wouldn’t want your self-esteem to suffer. =P

                /kidding

                • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

                  LOL, more like I’ll be traumatized for life and won’t be able to eat anything that is similar in shape to sausages.

        • Kiersten

          Ryan Braun went to Miami. Unfortunately for me, a few years to early for me to hit that.

          (not that I’d have a chance in hell anyway)

          • Kiersten

            and don’t tell the guy who just hired me as a copy editor that I just used the wrong “to/o.”

            • Kit

              Don’t worry, whatever happens at RAB, stays at RAB. Or some shit like that.

          • Slappy White

            I love to hear a lady say “hit that”. It drives me crazy

        • Slappy White

          Grady ? Grady Little ?

          • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

            Ewwww no. Sizemore.

            • Slappy White

              I thought maybe you were just really appreciative of him leaving in Pedro that time

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

              But Grady Little’s known for not pulling out early. That’s a bonus.

              • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

                A+.

                (Slappy, your comment was good too.)

              • Kiersten

                IETC

      • Kiersten

        Michael Young is also quite a looker.

        • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

          His lips are a little too thin for me.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

            /nasty’d

  • Carlosologist

    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.

  • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

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

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Everything is legal in Texas. (Except being an illegal immigrant, of course.)

    • Kit

      I guess in Texas, as long as it’s not Meth, you’re fine.

    • Cy Pettitte

      as long as you stop when you’re caught

    • Accent Shallow

      Sniffing glue, sniffing glue
      You don’t know what you’re missing
      Sniffing glue, sniffing glue
      It’s better than kissing

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    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.

  • http://www.twitter.com/vscafuto Vinny “The Bull” Scafuto

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

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Any AJ Burnett inning that doesn’t involve the other team scoring multiple runs is a good thing.

      • Kit

        This.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      Let’s see what happens the second time through the order.

  • Carlosologist

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

  • Carlosologist

    An inch.

    /TSJCbait’d

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Marcus came up an inch short. That’s why he’s not in Kiersten’s dream orgy.

      • Carlosologist

        But Marcus is black… so doesn’t he have a surplus of inches?

        /racist’d

  • All Star Carl

    Carlos Delgado

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Wilson is dealin’.

  • Accent Shallow

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

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      He’s a part-time player now. (And all of the above as well, but mainly that.)

      • Accent Shallow

        Yeah, but he’s never really been a full time guy ordinarily.

  • Sheepmeister

    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.

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Knocked in the chin.

  • All Star Carl

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

    • Humdinger

      Are A-rod and Jeter on Elvis’s orgy list?

  • Accent Shallow

    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)

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    Andrus takes shitty routes to the ball.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

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

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Good teams have bad lineups on some nights.

      Bad teams have bad lineups every night.

      • larryf

        I just got in and read the thread and I think we are playing Sexas not Texas!

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    TEH WHEEELZ!!!!!!

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Wow, ballsy move. Love it.

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

    AROD testing his Centaurian swiftness.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Girardi channeling his inner Maddon

  • Sheepmeister

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

    • http://www.twitter.com/vscafuto Vinny “The Bull” Scafuto

      Well, Suzyn..

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Different situation. (But yes, Gardner should have gone.)

    • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

      Should have gone to third, too

  • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

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

    • Sheepmeister

      Don’t think the ump saw it for sure.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      The ball beat him there.

      /idiotump’d

    • Apollo22237

      Yea, I agree. I’m surprised they didn’t even bring up that fact. He had the ball for the tag, and when he went to show the ump it came out. I think its an out.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I’m very much over Frankie C.

    /things I said a week ago.

  • All Star Carl

    Bad bad bad

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

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

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Why oh why are the Yankees afraid not happening to get a base hit with RISP?

      Fixed.

      • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

        gracias

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      Residual fear of Bernie Williams.

  • Reggie C.

    Why isn’t Posada playing tonight?

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      Jorge actually caught a day game after a night game yesterday so not surprising he’s not playing at all.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      He’s a catcher.

  • pastadivingarod

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

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

      (Thinks about it)

      Not until September, at earliest.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Not until 2011.

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

          Really? IIRC you were on the Montero in September train earlier in the year.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

            That was before Brandon Laird had a stellar season and leapfrogged him in the Race to a 40-man spot.

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

              True, I guess.

              Honestly? I haven’t followed the minor leagues enough to make that call, really.

              • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

                I mean, if they DFA’d Huffman or Golson to make room for him so they could give him a cup of coffee as a reward for his good second half, I wouldn’t complain.

                I just think his lack of being on the 40-man and the lack of an urgent need to add him to the 40 man makes it harder to add him when other guys have pitched/hit well this year that need 40-man spots (like Laird, Betances, ZMac, etc.)

                It’s more likely that they bring him up to hang around the big club but not actually add him to the roster. Just my hunch.

  • ZZ

    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.

  • Kiersten

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

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      I’m certain Kyle Higashioka can do a better job than Cervelli.

  • pastadivingarod

    what happened to cervelli’s timely hits?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Live by the BABIP, die by the BABIP.

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

    Tick tock..tick tock..

    http://bit.ly/9rUcFP (safe)

  • Carlosologist

    Kay is spoiling DoTF!!

  • Cy Pettitte

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

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      No.

  • pastadivingarod

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

    • larryf

      he is not much worse but trust in Tommie. he knows Jankee bezball….

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

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

    • All Star Carl

      I do I really do. No one is gonna boo Jesus for it.

      • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

        Oh I doubt that. I seriously doubt that. Senseless booing is a must for the mass Yankee fans.

        • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

          Just wait until it takes him a month or so or whatever to adjust to big league pitching. That’ll be fun.

          • Kit

            Yup.

    • http://www.twitter.com/vscafuto Vinny “The Bull” Scafuto

      This. Very nice.

  • All Star Carl

    Montero love

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

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

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      (unwraps burrito, wipes down microwave)

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

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

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Wow. Good play by Young.

  • pastadivingarod

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

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

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

      • pastadivingarod

        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

          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.

          • larryf

            with Mantle the only proof was 100 proof

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

              ?

    • Cy Farnsworth

      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

      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.

  • Reggie C.

    HUGE K.

    One more out Aj. Hold the line!

  • mike c

    good AJ

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

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

  • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

    AJ manhandled Vlad with those curves.

  • pastadivingarod

    fucking rangers

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Hanger.

  • Reggie C.

    Bad Aj. Bad!

    (swipes at TV with newspaper)

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      (puts AJ’s nose in that pitch)

      LOOK AT IT! NO! NO!

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        /rolls up newspaper and hits A.J. on the nose.

        NO MORE HANGING CURVEBALLS! Do you understand?

  • All Star Carl

    Granderson would have caught that.

  • http://www.twitter.com/vscafuto Vinny “The Bull” Scafuto

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

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      It was a good play that he got to second, but if A.J. doesn’t hang a curve…

  • Chris

    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).

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Wondering why Cervelli tried to backhand that.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Who scouted this guy as being a great defensive catcher?

  • Sheepmeister

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

  • http://www.twitter.com/vscafuto Vinny “The Bull” Scafuto

    Um… strike?

  • Cy Farnsworth

    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.

  • Kit

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

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    And, here we go.

    Regroup, Allan James. Bear down.

  • xnyles

    Jesus walks again

    • Chris

      Can someone explain why the Mariners preferred Smoak over Montero?

      • Kit

        Because they’re fools?

      • Slappy White

        Theyre the Mariners

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        They thought he’d rebound and become a great hitter again, despite moving from a hitter’s park to a pitcher’s one?

        That’s all I got. (Maybe they really wanted to deal with Texas to weaken their farm and strengthen their own, that motive makes some sense.)

      • Poopy Pants

        They want someone who can field a position?

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

        Whatever the reason, it worked out great for the Yanks.

    • Frigidevil

      When did Laird get called up to AAA?

  • All Star Carl

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

    • Slappy White

      I woul imagine ,if Jesus goes, he always goes DEEP

      • Slappy White

        would

        too eager

  • pastadivingarod

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

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

      …Aaaand he gets the final out.

      I don’t see it.

    • JFH

      which pitcher has more of the personality of nuke laloosh? AJ Burnett or Joba Chamberlain? i think aj.

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

    and Jesus just went deep again tonight.

    tick tock tick tock

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Jesus Christ I can’t stand Cervelli right now.

    • Cy Farnsworth

      I mean, he probably wouldn’t have gotten the runner, but at least get out of your crouch.

    • Chris

      Jesus Christ Montero I can’t stand Cervelli right now.

      FTFY

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

    C’mon AJ.

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Come on AJ. You got this.

  • pastadivingarod

    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.

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    That’s mah boi.

  • All Star Carl

    way to battle AJ

  • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

    Well, that could have been worse

  • Reggie C.

    C’mon DJ. Is your arm tired?

    Dont float that shit over like that.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    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.)

  • Cy Farnsworth

    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.

    • Reggie C.

      And perhaps Joba is a younger version of Morrow.

      • Cy Farnsworth

        Maybe so. They share one major problem: nobody swings at Joba’s slider or Morrow’s changeup unless they are absolutely pounding the zone with fastball strikes.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Perhaps most pitchers are simply good some days and bad other days.

        I mean, there’s that. The list of pitchers who are consistently
        “on” is short.

        • Cy Farnsworth

          True. But the list of pitchers with such little middle ground between outstanding and godawful is similarly short.

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

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

  • Hummingbird S.

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

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

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

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    ZOMG headcase!!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Blind ump is pathetically blind.

  • All Star Carl

    Eduardo Nunez ties the game at 3 with a bomb.

  • larryf

    BTW, what kind of name is Vladimir Guerrero?

    /Jesus Ovechkin

  • Reggie C.

    Frozen. Dammit BG.

  • All Star Carl

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

  • Carlosologist

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

  • Pasqua

    “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.”

    • Dalelama

      But man he looks good doing it…..

  • Cy Farnsworth

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

  • Clemson Rob

    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?

    • Carlosologist

      Robbie has a fever.

      • Clemson Rob

        Then the only prescription is more cowbell…and someone to step up tonight

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Posada needed a night off, Cano is sick, Granderson is sitting against a tough lefty.

    • Kiersten

      Cano – sick
      Posada – not catching AJ anymore
      Granderson – out vs the lefty

    • Kit

      Because Teix had one hell of a World Series celebration, Cano is sick, and the pitcher is a lefty.

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

        Because Teix had one hell of a World Series celebration

        Ahahahahhaha.

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

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

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Patience, young padawan.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        See? All in due time.

    • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

      Thank you, SWISH!!!!!!!!!

  • Reggie C.

    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.

  • Carlosologist

    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Woot Swish.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Swisher sweet.

  • Kit

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

  • Reggie C.

    THANK YOU SWISHA!

  • All Star Carl

    Swish!

  • Chris

    Hamilton had no idea where that ball was.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Aw Swish.

  • Frigidevil

    Swishtastic

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Woooooooooooooo Swish.

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

    Swishalicious, baby.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Swisher sweets, finally, now Thames needs to mash one

  • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

    Man, I thought he had that one

  • Kiersten

    Baltimore Orioles – too little too late?

    • Carlosologist

      The fact that next season the last place team could be over .500 is a testament to the division we play in.

      AL Beast, baby.

    • Kit

      Holy hell, I just saw the score.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Yes.

    • Frigidevil

      They could go undefeated from here out and still be five games back of first. 88-74 does not win you the AL East (probably not the wildcard either)

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

    Hope.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    THAMES ‘N’ HOOD CHEK, BABY!

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    …Wow.

  • Poopy Pants

    That wasn’t even close to being close.

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

    Great throw, great block, tip your cap.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

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

  • All Star Carl

    why did they send him.

    • Poopy Pants

      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…

  • Reggie C.

    Swisher out by TWO fucking miles.

    At least he didnt get hurt.

    • Reggie C.

      I did get my earlier post granted though: a couple of hits strung together.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    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.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Agreed. Texas has solid OF arms, we should be very stingy with the Go sign.

      • Hummingbird S.

        especially when you have A-Rod up next

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          That too.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Bad send by Thompson.

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

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

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

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Nah, it’s not a playoff game.

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

        Or the ASG.

        /Pete Rose’d

        • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

          Copycat =P

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

        Or an All-Star Game.

        /Pete Rose’d

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

          Beat you to it, hah.

      • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees
  • Pasqua

    Swish is one chipper sumbitch.

  • All Star Carl

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

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

    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.

    • Poopy Pants

      A week or two ago, someone called into WFAN and said the NL East is obviously the best division in baseball. Even the typical spineless uninformed WFAN host had to correct him.

      (I listen to that station at night b/c nothing puts me in a better mood than hearing Mets fans call in and bitch about their terrible owners for hours on end.)

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

        Buhhh what.

        That division’s not terrible (NL Central lol), but really.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        (I listen to that station at night b/c nothing puts me in a better mood than hearing Mets fans call in and bitch about their terrible owners for hours on end.)

        /schadenfreude’d

  • Reggie C.

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

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Step 1: Start hitting righthanded

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Granderson just needs to go back to switch hitting.

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

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

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      That ball was fielded super shallow, though. I disagree.

      • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

        i understand.

        we’ll agree to disagree because i really don’t mind sending him at all.

    • Pasqua

      I think you’re oversimplifying there. 3rd base coach has to consider more than the number of outs. Score, inning, and especially who’s coming up next. Those are all factors.

    • ZZ

      Not with ARod coming up and when the play was not even close.

  • Carlosologist

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

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      You were taking your talents to South Beach?

      • Carlosologist

        I’ve been to South Beach. I really didn’t like it, so I decided to stay close to NY.

      • Reggie C.

        There’s no Jersey Shore tonight.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

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

  • Reggie C.

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

    /startin ‘narrative

    • Pasqua

      It’s not because he wanted the chance to drive the runs in, it’s because Swisher just didn’t want the run bad enough.

      /msm’d

    • Poopy Pants

      Was it worse than Berkman’s patented sulking?

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Great bunt.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Did AJ really almost have a wild-pitch pitchout?

    (shakes head)

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      I saw that happen to Clayton Richard against the Diamondbacks. With a dude on third, to boot.

    • kunaldo

      That was the antithesis of a pitchout. Making the catcher leap in the air for it kind of defeats the purpose. (shakes head in unison)

  • pastadivingarod

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

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      StEHroids.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        EHgEH

    • Cy Pettitte

      now we just need a 9 run 9th from the Tigers

    • pastadivingarod

      Must be legal in Canada now. Get on it Bud.

      • Chris

        I actually believe HGH is legal… or at least allowed in a wider array of situations.

      • Poopy Pants

        It’s proof that socialism works!

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Two outs, focus on the damn batter.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Five innings, one run.

    Keep it rolling, Burnie.

  • Reggie C.

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

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

    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.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    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).

  • Kit

    Well done, Austin.

  • Reggie C.

    Nice work AK.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Kearns: contributing.

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

    For MO sakes do something Fat Elvis.

    • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

      thats something.

  • Wes

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

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      I’ll amend the minutes.

  • nsalem

    CJ’s WHIP is now 1.90 after pitch 91

    • Kiersten

      What was that about CJ’s whip?

      • pastadivingarod

        its a baseball term honey not a sex toy.

        • Poopy Pants

          There are so many witty people here.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

            Oh, yeah, Nomaas is so much better, amirite?

            • Poopy Pants

              Regarding humor, much. Not even close.

              • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

                I’ll have to take your word for it… Number Two.

                /itworksonmultiplelevels’d

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder
  • pastadivingarod

    Big Puma

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    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

  • Reggie C.

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

  • pastadivingarod

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

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

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

      /TWSS’d
      /bexyorgy’d
      /Kierstenorgy’d

    • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

      over what was supposed to be a dry run, if you will, so now he has a bit of a mess on his hands

      /Tobias’d

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    Nooooo, don’t take out CJ!

    • Kiersten

      I DO NOT APPROVE.

    • Kit

      Replacing him with ugly people too. Ugh.

  • http://www.newyorkstateofsports.com Adam

    Ron Washington itches his nose?

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Bewitched joke.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        And/or subtle dig at Washington’s coke incident. I’m hoping it’s this.

        • http://www.newyorkstateofsports.com Adam

          Making sure I wasn’t the only one who thought it was the second one. thanks.

        • Kit

          Awesome.

  • Carlosologist

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

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Big money, big money, no whammies, no whammies, big money, no whammies, aaaaaand, STOP!

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

      Cervelli dislikes your pessimism.

    • Carlosologist

      Of course I get proven wrong.

  • Jake

    No pinch hitter?

    • Jake

      Shows what I know.

  • Reggie C.

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

    /giants fan jealousy’d

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Keep dreaming.

    • mike c

      two first rounders from a shitty team and a starting CB

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        That’s not enough.

        If I’m trading away Revis, I want a Pro-Bowl caliber runningback, a Pro-Bowl caliber receiver, a Pro-Bowl caliber passrusher, and Darrelle Revis. That’s my final offer.

        • Frigidevil

          Apparenlty Rex Ryan didn’t get the memo.

          “Don’t feel sorry for us,” Ryan said. “We have everything we need here on defense.”

          Yeah and the Yankees would have everything they need without A-rod, but that doesn’t mean it’s a good idea.

          http://www.nj.com/jets/index.s.....for_u.html

        • Reggie C.

          Matthias Kiwanuka & Brandon Jacobs & our 2011 first rounder

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

            Politely: Fuck off.

            Sincerely,
            Tannenbaum

    • Frigidevil

      Revis, Webster, Rolle, Phillips…*drools*

  • mike c

    vintage cervelli!

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    OH, THE BABIP!

    IT’S SO DEEP AND THICK!!!

  • All Star Carl

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

    • larryf

      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….

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    He really lives/dies by BABIP.

  • Kit

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

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

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

    • Carlosologist

      Probably a wash.

    • Kit

      I read that as “CJ wearing his towel so passionately.” I was like “Oh yeah…more of that please.”

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

        Hah, one time in maybe 2007 Pettitte was clearly not wearing a shirt in some postgame interview but it was filmed at his shoulders and up and I was very >:(-y

        • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

          … I’m not quite sure what this has to do with CJ Wilson and a towel, rereading this, but hey, Andy Pettitte shirtless.

          • Kit

            Haha, it doesn’t matter. Andy Pettitte shirtless would make my day.

  • Cy Pettitte

    losing your scoreless inning streak to Cervelli..that sucks

  • Cy Farnsworth

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

    • nsalem

      luis sojo

    • nsalem

      Not happy with AJ’s performance at all. If we scored 5 he would cough up 6. This is why he is a .500 pitcher. His resume supports the theory of Won/Loss relevance.

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

    CJ Wilson could have done that.

    • Kiersten

      and looked better doing so, too.

  • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

    Cervellian. The BABIP Gods smile upon him.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      BABIP is his bitch. He owns that shit.

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

        He MAKES BABIP his bitch.

  • Orlando

    Darren Oliver the dinosaur!!!

  • Orlando

    will Gardner ever get a hit again?

    • larryf

      He must be FORCED to steal and FORCED to swing before there are 2 strikes on him or we will trade him to KC

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        /OldCrazySteinbrenner’d

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    That ball crossed at Gardner’s neck!

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Neck high strike? Really?

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

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

  • Carlosologist

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

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      Bernie in the 1996 ALDS. Oliver pitched a gem but he ruined it with a homer late. Forget what game it was.

      • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

        Game 3. Bernie’s home run was actually in the first inning. He tied the game on a sac fly in the 9th

        • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

          And there is no way Carlosologist remembers that (heck, I barely remember it)

          • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

            Huh, I clearly don’t remember it correctly either. Was Carlosologist even born? Heh.

            • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

              All I remember of that series was Bernie was beastly, and the Yankees won.

              Heck, I went to one of the first two games and don’t remember which one. Pretty sure it was game 2 because I remember Cecil Fielder going deep, but I don’t remember the game going into extras.

            • Carlosologist

              I was born in 96. I was like 4 months old then.

              • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

                Sigh

  • Carlosologist

    It’s Robbie!

  • mike c

    RELEASE THE KRAKEN!!

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

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

    • mike c

      most umpires have been particularly bad this year in general

    • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

      in fairness he has stared at some that have been right down the middle for called strike 3s and still has complained.

      • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

        True but there is still some bad ones against him. Like the time where he got ejected and Colin hurt a homer in his place.

        • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

          also true.

  • Orlando

    #24 Robinson Cano – second base – #24

  • Orlando

    come on robbie…….

  • http://www.newyorkstateofsports.com Adam

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

  • Cy Farnsworth

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

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

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

    • Joe West

      Quit complaining. Some of us have better things to do than watch baseball

  • Orlando

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

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

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

  • pastadivingarod

    Cervi must have heard about baseball Jesus tonight.

  • All Star Carl

    wooo AJ

  • All Star Carl

    Almost a sexy dp

    • Mushy Carl

      New name. Mushy Carl. Thanks Kenny.

  • Cy Farnsworth

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

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

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

  • Reggie C.

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

    • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

      a cheeseburger used to cost a dime. (shakes head)

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

    Fuck.

  • theyankeewarrior

    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.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    David Murphy?

  • Kit

    Oh that’s not good.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Damn. So close to a bloodless outing from AJ.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

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

  • pastadivingarod

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

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Because it’s only the 6th and he’s our starter.

  • Reggie C.

    That was bound to happen.

    Mere Average AJ.

  • Kiersten

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

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Awful location holy shnikes.

  • hello9

    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

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      They did walk 3 times FWIW.

  • S.King

    geez AJ

  • Mushy Carl

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

  • hello9

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

  • Jerome S

    that was like a punch in the stomach.

    • Reggie C.

      Meh. Its only a one run lead and we’re still in Arlington. I like our chances of going deep.

  • S.King

    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.

  • pastadivingarod

    Id rather see Gaudin in there at this point

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Time to get AJ out of there.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

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

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

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

  • Mushy Carl

    Watch Molina go deep.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

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

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    Well, now we are behind… Fuck.

  • Hummingbird S.

    not turning that DP might cost the game..

  • Kiersten

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

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      It’s the orgy talk. We’re all hot and bothered.

      • Kiersten

        I figured.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    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.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

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

    I have no complaints.

  • theyankeewarrior

    Chances Gardner considers swinging at a pitch next at bat?

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

    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.

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      Especially against Texas at Arlington.

    • hello9

      The rational side of me is saying 3 earned in 6 innings is a quality start.

      • hello9

        I’m glad I was able to reiterate this statement after two other commenters just did.

    • S.King

      the problem is this: pitch in the situation. you have a 1-run lead. hold it.

      • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

        easier said then done, my man. Hitters are trying as well.

        • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

          Except the Yankee hitters of course.

          • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

            ::nods::

            of course

    • CBean

      He pitched himself out of trouble a bit a couple times. And we couldn’t get our runners home. When the leads that tight, any mistake could cost us the game and AJ made a mistake. He was not awful.

      • Hummingbird S.

        Cano-Jeter should have turned that DP.

  • Carlosologist

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

    • Kit

      That’s not nearly enough.

      • Carlosologist

        I know. To be honest, I’m slightly disappointed in you guys. I thought this was the deepest and thickest Yankee blog in the blogosphere.

        • hello9

          We’re just not gritty enough tonight.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

            Well, we’re not as humorous as Nomaas, so…

            • Kit

              What the fuck is Nomaas?!!

        • Kit

          We should bring that up at the next meeting.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Thames had no shot. Wow.

    • Cy Farnsworth

      Thames is Pedro Cerrano. I have no idea why pitchers ever give him a fastball to hit.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    So predictable.

  • Nintendo vs Sega

    Game over offense sucks!

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Oh, great. This shit again.

      • CNight_UP

        Oh, great! This shit again!!

        /fixed

      • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

        There’s no way this Yankee offense will ever score another run the rest of the year. And we’ll probably never win another World Series ever. This sucks we should forfeit the season. Ugh I have Girardi arrrggghhh!!!!

      • Hummingbird S.

        I know that’s not what he means, but the offense does suck tonight.

    • Carlosologist

      If the best offense in the game sucks, tell me, what the fuck do you think is good?

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

        BALTIMORE did you see what they did today?!?!?!??!

        • Carlosologist

          Yeah and I was like holy crap that could be a scary team in a few years.

      • hello9

        The original post was silly but no offense with Marcus Thames batting third and Austin Kearns, Cervelli and Pena in the lineup is an accurate representation of the ‘best’ offense.

    • Kiersten

      Nintendo.

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    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.

    • Cy Farnsworth

      Haha, maybe A-Rod’s not done quite yet.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

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

  • Cy Farnsworth

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

  • ThrillHouseMD

    Is there any chance we win tomorrow’s game?

    • CNight_UP

      Of course not…..pitchers never ever have a bad day, especially against the best offense in the game….

      • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

        Best offensive should be used sparingly, especially against better teams.

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

          It’s true versus every team.

      • ThrillHouseMD

        D-Rob = clutch

        … and Kay cannot contain himself

    • Kit

      There’s always a chance. Something something baseball not being predictable.

  • Mushy Carl

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

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      Let’s hope for the latter.

    • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

      odds for 1-2-3 are in his favor

      • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

        hope he is a betting man cuz the House just won.

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    tough game. Hopefully they beat the bullpen of Texas

  • China Joe

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

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Yeah, mother fucker.

  • Carlosologist

    A-Rod, I love you.

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

    NAILS

  • Mushy Carl

    Woooooooo!

  • Reggie C.

    TOO DEEP! TOO THICK!

    • CNight_UP

      twss

  • Cy Pettitte

    oh man Texas is gon b mad

  • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

    CLUTCH-ROD.

  • pastadivingarod

    601

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

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

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      HE GAVE UP RUNS that’s unacceptable.

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    Yay-Rod

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Clutch.

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

    unclutch…

  • CNight_UP

    THIS OFFENSE SUCKS!!!!

    /Nintendo’d

  • Kit

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

  • ZZ

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

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      #601

      • ZZ

        Is 601 worth something?

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          There’s only one way to find out: get it.

  • Frigidevil

    I forgot how good he was at that

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    ARod: 1
    Nintendo vs. Sega: 0

    • CNight_UP

      +eleventy billion

      • Cecala

        +$Texas

  • hello9

    I guess we do need some stinkin’ all stars.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

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

  • Pasqua

    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.

    • Pasqua

      Re-write!

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      Sounds like something involving Vince McMahon.

      • Pasqua

        Indeed.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      ROFL. I like this muchly.

  • Mushy Carl

    Nice at bat Kearnzie

  • Cy Pettitte

    Mike Maddux here for Just for Men…

  • Mushy Carl

    Don’t run on Molina :(

    • Kit

      Worked out either way!

  • Pasqua

    Leon Redbone has turned into a helluva pitching coach.

  • Cecala

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

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      CASHMAN YOU’RE A GENIUS!!!!!

      /bizarro world Yankee fans’d

      • Cecala

        I only complain when Thames plays LF…

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

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

    • Kit

      I laughed.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Lance Berkman: contributing.

  • Mushy Carl

    Just a little under it. Nice at bat Puma.

  • mike c

    berkman = the honky tonk man
    http://www.dragongraphs.com/Wr.....onkMan.jpg

  • Carlosologist

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

    /theoreticalnintendovssega’d

  • Orlando

    just missed

  • Cy Farnsworth

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

  • Hummingbird S.

    why not PH Posada here?

    • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

      Because then they would have to turn to pitchers if someone gets hurt?

    • mike c

      just thinking the same thing

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        162 games >>>>>>>>>> one game

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Because we’re trying to give him a rest and it’s a tie game.

      • Hummingbird S.

        he would have to catch only 2 innings..

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          It’s a tie game. What if it goes 14 innings?

  • Cecala

    Does Montero wear batting gloves?

    • Kit

      I’ve seen him wearing them in pictures.

    • Carlosologist

      I think so. But he’ll probably lose them once he gets to the Boogie Down, as he’ll begin attending the Jorge Posada School of Catching. (First and only lesson: Piss on your hands. It increases bat speed.)

      • Kit

        LMAO.

      • Cecala

        Sad thing is, that is why I asked…

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Cisco Kid, was a friend of mine.

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      Nevermind, fuck him.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

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

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Cervelli being Cervelli.

  • Pasqua

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

  • Mushy Carl

    Ball 4. What a scrub.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    That’s pretty much unacceptable.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      It’s baseball.

      • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

        It’s Cervelli.

      • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

        can’t predict it.

      • Cy Farnsworth

        Yeah, I’m overreacting.

        But the guy looks like’s using a wiffle ball bat out there.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          I agree.

          I’m just saying, no matter how much you try to avoid it, you’re going to have a bad hitter up in a big spot sometimes. Happens to every team, every year, several hundred times, in fact.

          You’ve got to just roll with it and hope you get a lucky bounce, like we did last time Frankie was up.

          • Cy Farnsworth

            For sure, I’m not disagreeing with anything you wrote here.

            But I’m pretty much gonna be pissed off whenever a hitter goes out of the zone in that situation to barely get the ball to first base.

  • mike c

    gardner goes deep here

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Now’s better than never, Brett.

    • ZZ

      Can’t argue with that.

  • Orlando

    dude what the FUCK was that????

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

    what a sorry swing that was from Cervelli…

  • bonestock94

    I hate Cervelli. Lets see pre-ASB Gardner

    • bonestock94

      or not

  • Cy Farnsworth

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

    • Chris

      It doesn’t help that the ump thinks he’s Kareem Abdul Jabbar at the plate.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Does Kay really need to call it the Grassy Knoll?

    • Cy Farnsworth

      Michael Kay doesn’t really need to do a lot of the things he does.

      WHO BUT!?

    • Bobtaco

      In Texas, ever classy, that Kay…

      • Kit

        He has mentioned that he hates Texas. Maybe it’s out of spite?

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

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

    • Mushy Carl

      Thank you. He always gets a pass but people kill the Grandy man.

      • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

        Even with the Slump of Doom, Gardner’s OBP was 72 points higher than Granderson’s going into day. That’ll get you a pass for a while

        • Chris

          Gardner’s OBP in the last 9 games: 0.080
          Gardner’s OBP in the 9 games before that: 0.424
          Gardner’s OBP in July: 0.375

          At least to me, it’s pretty clear that this is just a bad slump.

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      Do you prefer Granderson over Gardner?

      • bonestock94

        Who wouldn’t?

        • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

          Most people.

          • bonestock94

            Granderson has a pretty consistent track record of 3+ WAR and one freakishly good year. Gardner has had a great half season. If Gardner can do what he did the first half of the season for several seasons I’d agree with you. Even with the down year you gotta go with Grandy for now.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      Players are never as bad as they look when they’re in epic slumps. He’s been incredibly valuable.

      • Kit

        Agreed.

      • bonestock94

        Maybe he’s regressing back to 4th outfielder-dom.

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

        We’re talking about two months (plus a day) with an OPS around ~.675 now.

        • Chris

          But he was hitting .274/.406/.368/.773 from June 12 through July 30. So it’s 9 (10 after tonight) really really really bad games that bring down his numbers for the last 2 months.

        • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

          That’s mostly due to a lack of BA/power, no? He’s still got a good ISOD. I’m not saying he’s been great or anything but yeah.

          I just think it’s a little bit of a rush to say the bloom is off the rose when he contributed in a way no one could’ve seen for quite a while.

    • Chris

      Isn’t it reasonable to assume that this is just a slump? It’s really only been about 9 games that he’s sucked.

  • bonestock94

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

  • Drew

    Situational hitting shouldn’t be this difficult.

    • bonestock94

      Just a freaking sac fly, brutal..

  • Orlando

    so…….

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      la…

      • Frigidevil

        ti…

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          do…

      • Kit

        si…

        • Kit

          Oops. Meant to type “ti”.

      • http://www.pileofwit.com The Doctor

        ti…

  • China Joe

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

    • hello9

      He’s facing Cano, Jeter, Swish right? We have a shot.

  • Orlando

    Grassy knoll? Really? WTF Kay?

  • Cy Pettitte

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE

    my boy makin Hamilton look silly

  • Frigidevil

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

  • Mark

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

  • Mushy Carl

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

  • Orlando

    attaboy Boner…..!!!!!!!

  • Kiersten

    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.

    YOU ALL LOOK THE SAME.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      /racist’d

    • Mushy Carl

      That’s Racist!!!!!!!

    • Kit

      That’s hilarious.

      • Chris

        Hmmm… two people call it racist and one calls it funny….

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          We weren’t seriously calling it racist, though. (At least I wasn’t, but I assume Mushy Carl’s superfluous punctuation indicated his comment was also in jest.)

          • Chris

            I know. I still find the string of comments humorous.

          • Kiersten

            Actually, I’m looking into the reverse-MichaelJacksonSammySosa procedure.

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

              I believe that’s called “a tan”.

        • Kit

          It’s reverse racism, so it’s funny. Actually, no, I just laughed ’cause I know it’s a joke.

  • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

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

  • Orlando

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!!!!

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

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

  • Orlando

    Melky who?

  • Cecala

    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?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Joba’s still a full year younger. He’s also been flip-flopped back and forth between the rotation and the bullpen, all on the magnifying glass of the major league stage.

      I can see why Logan would be further along in his development.

    • Pasqua

      What’s a microwave wipe down? Wait. Do I awnt to know?

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Boone Logan…more like Poon Logan.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Where are the socks, Dave?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      Getting too comfortable with his spot on the roster, obviously.

  • Mushy Carl

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

  • Cy Farnsworth

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

  • Orlando

    if frankie c’s could hit!!!!!

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Berkman lookin’ mighty slick over there at first.

    • rbizzler

      Berkmania.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Very nice David, very nice.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      /TWSS’d
      /orgy’d

  • rbizzler

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

  • Mushy Carl

    Cano goes yard.

    • Zooboy

      Cano goes knoll.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        I laughed.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    I want some triple digits here.

  • Reggie C.

    Neftali Feliz … better arm than Daniel Bard?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Affirmative.

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      I’m favorable to Bard. It’s close though.

  • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

    Cano is the man

  • rbizzler

    Jeet is definitely bunting here

    • rbizzler

      like it or not.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Robinson Cano is good at baseball.

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      +1

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

    Big time hit.

    Jeter bunt?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

      I don’t want him to bunt. Just guessing he will

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Oh god. Here comes the bunt.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Bunt, lest you want a GIDP.

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      That probably.

    • bonestock94

      lol, you’re right, whhhyyyyyyy

  • Hummingbird S.

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

  • Pasqua

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

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    /wishes for a wild pitch again

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Joe Girardi should let Jeter swing away.

    HE DOESN’T HAVE A BOOK!!??

    /JoeMaddon’d

    • Cy Farnsworth

      …use the book from now on…

  • Kiersten

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

    • Kiersten

      Then he goes and does that…

      thanks Derek.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

        It was a hit and run though. So he was just trying to make contact. He did his job in a way, it just did not work out

    • Jon65

      Really?

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Un-fucking-real.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    How did Jeter not beat that out?

    • Cy Farnsworth

      Upon further review, that ball was harder hit than I thought.

      Still…damnit.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

    That did not work out

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

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

  • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

    Man, Cano is slowwwwwwwwwwww.

    • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

      Just kidding, he had to get out of the way of the ball. He’s still slow though.

    • Pasqua

      I think you’re pointing at the wrong guy.

    • Drew

      It was a one hop to the 2nd baseman…

  • Accent Shallow

    Oh, what the hell.

  • Reggie C.

    Wow … DJ?

    I can’t believe he didnt beat that out.

  • Pasqua

    Jetes finding new an exciting ways to GIDP.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Fuck his 66 percent GB rate.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Son. Of. A. Bitch.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

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

  • Frigidevil

    Wow that was actually a damn good call

  • Hummingbird S.

    so predictable..

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      WHAT THE F@#$ DO YOU MEAN PREDICTABLE?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

      /Sterling’d

      • Pasqua

        This killed me. Well done.

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

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

    For some reason that amuses me.

  • Mushy Carl

    Wow Jeter.

  • Carlosologist

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

    • Carlosologist

      A hit is fine.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

      It was a hit and run. He was just trying to make contact. He actually did his job there but since Cano had to hold up, it did not work out

  • jon

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

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

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

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    Jeter with his patented GIDP…. Well done.

  • Reggie C.

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

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

      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.

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    Just a tough break in this game.

  • Kit

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

  • Mushy Carl

    Thames is going Yard. Really far.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Seriously, Marcus Thames is Pedro Cerrano.

    The guy cannot hit a bender.

  • Scarlet Speedster

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

  • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

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

    • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

      :(

  • Orlando

    AROD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Bullshit call.

    • Cy Farnsworth

      I dunno, looked good to me.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      It was right on the black. You could call that either way.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Bitch.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Marcus Thames has been helpless against breaking pitches tonight.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      Marcus Thames has been helpless against breaking pitches tonight his entire career.

      FTFY

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Pretty much. If he could hit breaking stuff, the Tigers never would have let him go.

        Then again, if he could hit breaking stuff, we probably never would have let him go.

        It’s the circle of life.

    • Cy Farnsworth

      Marcus Thames has been helpless against breaking pitches tonight every night.

      He is Pedro Cerrano.

  • Drew

    Damn. Sick pitch.

  • bonestock94

    Filthy strike 3

  • Mushy Carl

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

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa
  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

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

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      It had the plate, and was at the knees. Looked good to me. Nasty pitch.

    • rbizzler

      Yeah, it was a strike (per gameday).

      • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

        I thought it might have gone around the plate.

    • Hummingbird S.

      looked good on gameday

    • Drew

      Perfect pitch. Confirmed by my eyes. Just checked gameday, perfecto.

  • Esteban

    coño!

  • Cecala

    Thames could have hit that with his other bat

    Giggity

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

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

  • Reggie C.

    I need to see some JOBA.

    Right now.

  • bonestock94

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

  • Cy Farnsworth

    That was a YYYUUUUUGGGE walk.

    /Kay’d
    /Ihatethisump

  • Mushy Carl

    Really D-Rob? Now we fear Murphy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

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

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Man I really want Mo in there.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      That would be nice.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Haha, yeah right. Stupid fucking save rule.

    • Kit

      Me too. C’mon Joe, make our dreams come true!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

      agreed

    • Pasqua

      But, but, but…roles!

    • Chris

      I disagree. The only way it even makes some sense is if you’re willing to commit to 2 innings for Mo. In 90+ degree heat in the middle of 20 or so days without an off day, I wouldn’t want to make that commitment.

      • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

        Disagree. If it’s one inning, it’s one inning. Make sure there is an eleventh before waiting to have a lead in the eleventh.

        • Chris

          If you bring in Mo for the 9th, then you will have a reliever that is worse than Robertson pitching the 10th (since even in the best case there will be a 10th). I want my best relievers to pitch as many innings as possible, and that means having Robertson pitch more than 1 inning.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Time for the strikeouts, Dave.

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

    We need Mo out there. Stop with this bullshit.

  • Drew

    Walking Murphy is impressive.

  • nathan

    Ump seems to like calling the inside corner for righties

  • Hummingbird S.

    Texas doing the right thing.. hope Girardi learns.

    • Drew

      Eh, Girardi won’t smoke rock. He’s a bitch like that.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    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.

    • nathan

      This is more a vote of confidence to DRob.

  • nathan

    Molina looks like a SUMO wrestler.

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    The umps zone is terrible.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

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

    • Mushy Carl

      Is that the guy with the glasses?

      • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

        Yes, he’s manning second base tonight.

        • Mushy Carl

          Hate that guy myself. He always starts arguments. I remember him yelling at CC against this same team.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

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

  • Orlando

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

    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

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Alright, DRob. One more. We can do this shit.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

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

    • Joe West’s Music Career

      But teh SAVE!!!11!

  • Orlando

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

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

    Dammit, get Mo in here.

    Come on Joe. You’re smarter than this.

    • Tits Magee

      no hes not

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

        With a name like that, how could I argue?

  • Kit

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

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    PLAYOFF PREVIEW!!!! alert.

  • Drew

    Gotta walk Mitch here. His name is Mitch.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

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

  • Mushy Carl

    I really don’t know about this move.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Let’s go, Dave!

  • Esteban

    playoff preview alert

  • Tits Magee

    that was a bad move andrus>moreland

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Playoff preview counter: 2

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    I am nervous.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    FINISH HIM!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

    This feels like a playoff atmosphere.

    One of the most tense games of the year.

  • nathan

    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.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

      Yea, the fans are really into it. And quite frankly, are making the game more fun to watch even from a Yankee fan perspective.

    • Cy Farnsworth

      This very well could be a playoff preview. Frankly, I’m surprised that Kay isn’t playing that angle up more (considering how he mentioned it every 2 pitches against the Rays.)

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

        Not with the lineup we ran out there today, it’s not.

  • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

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

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Premature fist pump, Frankie.

    • Esteban

      damn you!

  • Esteban

    premature fistpump frankie

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    PHEW.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    D-ROB!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

    Wow. I had a mini heart attack.

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Andrus drops an f-bomb.

  • Orlando

    yeah D-Rob!!!!!!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    #futurecloser

  • Mushy Carl

    Joe G is smart.

  • Carlosologist

    That inning gave me multiple heart attacks.

  • Scarlet Speedster

    Great job by Robertson getting out of it.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Fuck yeah.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

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

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Attaboy, David.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Hell of a job by DRob!

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

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

    • Cy Farnsworth

      I trust Robertson more because he can get a strikeout with runners on (as opposed to walking the batter.)

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

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

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Jersey Johnny

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

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Is Feliz still going to be in the game?

  • ZZ

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

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      He also put a whole lot of faith in David Robertson, faith he intends to rely on in October.

      • ZZ

        How does Robertson facing Moreland show any less faith in Robertson?

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          Oh, you were talking specifically about the Andrus/Moreland decision, my bad. I thought we were still talking about the DRob/Mo decision.

          Disregard.

          • ZZ

            Got ya. I do agree with your point though even if it didn’t pertain to my comment.

  • Orlando

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

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

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

    • Cy Pettitte

      last time he gave up a run was July 2nd, brought his ERA down from 6.15

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    A-Rod goes yard again.

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      Or not.

  • Carlosologist

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

    • Carlosologist

      Nevermind then.

  • Esteban

    wtf are bonus cantos Kay? that’s not spanish

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

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

  • Mushy Carl

    3 pitches 2 outs yeah!

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Woo, three pitches, two outs.

  • Jersey Johnny

    This is your Yankee moment, fat boy.

    • Esteban

      not yet.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Charming to the last, you are.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

    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.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      That.

      And with a tie game on the road, you want to get as many innings as possible from your key relievers since you have to close it out after any lead you take. It’s important for Robertson to finish that inning so that Mo can be saved for the bottom of the 10th.

  • Jon65

    I blinked. What happened in that inning?

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Five pitch inning. About the last thing we needed.

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

    Dammit.

    Mo better be pitching.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Okay this should be his last inning.

  • Jersey Johnny

    Great job, tubby.

  • Carlosologist

    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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

    That seemed a lot easier for them, ha.

  • Mushy Carl

    Yankee Beisbol

  • Pasqua

    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!”

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    BRING IN CHRIS BRITTON!!!!!

  • bonestock94

    I’d like to see Feliz as a starter.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Since he plays for a team that’s not the Yankees, I’d like to keep seeing Feliz’s excellent talents minimized in a smaller bullpen role.

      • bonestock94

        Yea, I guess I should take them more seriously these days.

    • Carlosologist

      I remember reading somewhere that Feliz doesn’t have the body that is built to last 200 IP. I think it was in an old FanGraphs chat.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Feliz is 6’3″ 215. That’s plenty big and strong to handle 200 IP.

  • Jersey Johnny

    Worst Yankee Evar!1!

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

    How does anyone score runs off Feliz?

    • Mushy Carl

      He can leave his fastball up.

  • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

    Mo for Young, Hamilton, Guerrero, and Cruz

    love this move

    • Kevin

      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.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

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

    • Pasqua

      TEX IS BACK!!!!!

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

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

  • nathan

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

  • Jersey Johnny

    Suddenly, Mo has Joba’s luck.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

    Mo vs. Hamilton

    This is why you watch baseball

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

      Damn. I wished the result was different

  • Cy Farnsworth

    2 classic Mariano Rivera singles.

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Yeah, this is bad.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Two bullshit hits.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

      The only consistent way to beat Mo is luck.

  • Jersey Johnny

    Josh smokes crack! Josh smokes crack!

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

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

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    Oh lordy.

  • Kit

    Oh this is terrible.

  • Reggie C.

    Awww damn.

  • Accent Shallow

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

  • Joe West

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

    • Cy Pettitte

      Teix is not even in the state of Texas, lol

      • UncleArgyle

        Damn you Child Birth!!!

  • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

    BABIP is not Mo’s friend today.

  • Hummingbird S.

    _________ singles on a ground ball to shortstop Derek Jeter.

    I’ve been reading that a lot lately.

    • Cy Farnsworth

      Maybe so, but that ball just wasn’t hit hard enough for Jeter to make a play on it.

      • Accent Shallow

        If Bengie Molina hits that, he’s out by ten feet.

  • Esteban

    A-Rod >

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

    At least it’s Mo.

    WHAT A FUCKING PLAY A-ROD.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    A-Rod!

  • Cy Farnsworth

    There we go A-Rod.

    IBB to load the bases here.

  • nathan

    Whoa Alex.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

    ARod!! Game saver

  • Reggie C.

    Alright Arod !

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    DRob pitches brilliantly and Mo gets battered around.

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

    • Mushy Carl

      battered?

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      A buncha dinky ground balls is getting “battered around”?

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        For Mo, yes.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    What a freaking play by Alex.

  • Mushy Carl

    This game sucks.

  • bonestock94

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

  • Carlosologist

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

  • Accent Shallow

    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!

  • Kit

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

  • Cy Farnsworth

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

  • nathan

    time to put the Red Sox kid in his place.

  • Jersey Johnny

    Thoughts of Luis Gonzales’ bullshit hit still haunts me.

  • Nazi-Cashman

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

  • Carlosologist

    I want to cry now.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Shiiiit.

  • Esteban

    Mo is just toying with us. I have faith.

    • Esteban

      or not :(

  • bonestock94

    heh, rust

  • Jersey Johnny

    Told ya.

  • Accent Shallow

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

    Goodnight!

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Oh well.

  • Nintendo vs Sega

    pathetic

    • CNight_UP

      /dickhead’d

  • AJ

    Lame.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Well, that sucked.

    • AJ

      Sucked almost as much as knowing that Johnny Damon played more games this year than Nick Johnson. Just by a few.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Where the hell is this coming from?

  • Mushy Carl

    How horrible is that.

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    well there goes the split. Shit.

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

      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.

      • BigBlueAL

        I assume he said that since Cliff Lee is pitching tomorrow for Texas and Vazquez for the Yankees.

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

          So?

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

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

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

      …And sucked has a c.

  • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

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

  • Jersey Johnny

    There is no God.

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

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

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

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

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

    • Hummingbird S.

      +1

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

    Not tonight

  • http://fmylife.com Bryan

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

  • Hummingbird S.

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

    • Kit

      They actually did a pretty decent job.

      • Hummingbird S.

        that’s why it was painful

        • Kit

          But you expected a loss, so it should be less painful, no?

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        That.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Cunt.

  • Reggie C.

    In the absence of the Mo … OBLIVION.

  • bonestock94

    Mo + IBB = Fail

  • Carlosologist

    Sadness is epic now.

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    Not okay.

  • Dr Van Nostrand

    Another day, another pitiful loss by the yanks

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

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

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

  • Kit

    Well that broke my heart a little. Ah well.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Really? Seriously?

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Well that was unexpected. Damn.

  • Pasqua

    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?”

  • V

    Bah.

  • Reggie C.

    RAB,

    Please drop the BAN HAMMER on this asshole.

    • Reggie C.

      Cool. Looks like RAB answered in the affirmative.

      • Pasqua

        Pretty easy call.

  • AJ

    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.

  • Nintendo vs Sega

    go jump off a bridge moron!

  • Jersey Johnny

    Joba would’ve thrown the slider.

  • bonestock94

    uh hello

  • Carlosologist

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

  • Andrew

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

  • AJ

    If the user name wasn’t bad enough.

  • Jersey Johnny

    They better turn on the fucking switch already.

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

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

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

  • Steve O.

    Dude, seriously?

  • Jersey Johnny

    Even if she looks exactly like David Murphy?

  • JohnnyC

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

    • Hummingbird S.

      Maybe Cervelli will learn how to hit tomorrow. Not likely, but who knows..

  • Jerome S

    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.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    That’s probably a bit much, no?

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      *There will be no raping. Pinky swear.

      • Betty Lizard

        Enough. I hope I never read this sort of “humor” on RAB again.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

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

  • Nintendo vs Sega

    Cliff Lee wednesday! Yankees are about to get swept!

    • Kit

      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?

      • Scarlet Speedster

        Nope, Baltimore’s winning again.

        • Kit

          They can win all they want, but there’s no hope for them in terms of the play offs. Not this season anyways. If you want to see negativity, go visit their blogs.

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

    All right, what did I miss?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Some random and shocking nonsensical bigoted epithets.

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

        I miss all the fun.

        /Not serious just in case I piss off people

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

    Okay, what happened?

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

      Sorry, same post twice.

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

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

  • Cy Farnsworth

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

  • Jerome S

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

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Yay Colbert is still on!

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    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

      You have a legitimate point there.

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

    • Kit

      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.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

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

      • Kit

        Yeah. It makes me want to die a little. I hate it when Mo gets a loss. He can do no wrong in my eyes.

    • Apollo22237

      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.

  • wow

    total BS. un-friggin-believable.

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

  • beer boy

    bring up montero.

  • Nintendo vs Sega

    Good one RAB!

  • Mushy Carl

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

  • Nintendo vs Sega

    Knock on wood for Cliff lee Wed.

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees
    • Kit

      Not to be snarky or start anything, but that ticking clock thing is getting annoying.

      • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

        i understand but cervelli is getting annoying as well. lol

        • Kit

          I understand completely, but we get the point of what you’re trying to say, so there’s no need to post it again and again. We all love Jesus and are excited about hopefully seeing him in the ML club some day.

  • wow

    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.

  • Carlosologist

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

    • Cecala

      They fought themselves?