Aug
12

Game 114: Welcome back, Tex

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I feel sorry for that baseball. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Even though Marcus Thames did a more than admirable job filling as the three-hole hitter during the last two games, I think we’re all happy to have Mark Teixeira back with the team. The Yanks’ first baseman missed those games because his wife had the nerve to give birth during the season, but he returns just in time to face one of his favorite pitchers, Bruce Chen. Tex isn’t just 9-for-14 off Chen in his career, six of those nine hits have left the yard and two others have gone for doubles. That includes a 2-for-3 effort a few weeks ago. Welcome back Tex; now please, don’t ever leave us again.

The other big story of the night is Curtis Granderson‘s supposedly revamped swing. He downplayed the changes, though it still sounds like there some pretty significant adjustments made. The results probably won’t be immediate, but stranger things have happened. Here’s the lineup…

Jeter, SS
Swisher, RF
Teixeira, 1B
A-Rod, 3B
Cano, 2B
Thames, DH
Kearns, LF
Granderson, CF
Cervelli, C

And on the bump, it’s the big man, CC Sabathia.

Another game out in the midwest, so this one doesn’t start until a little after 8pm ET. Once the game starts, you can watch on YES. Enjoy.

Categories : Game Threads
  • Jose the Satirist

    Papelbon with a blown save loss today against the Blue Jays. It was a pretty awesome meltdown.

    • Jose the Satirist

      I concur, Jose. It was really awesome.

      /blazini’d

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

        I don’t understand these newfangled sabermetric stats, Jose the Satirist. Could you explain them to me?

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

          Yes, Jose the Satirist, I also do not understand them. Please explain them to me as well, thanks.

          /blazini’d

      • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

        What is this new meme, guys? I missed it.

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

            Awesome.

          • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

            That is just fantastic. I really wish we could do some sort of RAB troll/villain/wacko get-together at a bar. I’d buy the whole crew a few shots. SBGL, Iron Horse, Brazilian Yankee, Blazini, Bret, Abby, and a whole host of others whom I can’t remember right now.

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

              Robert Goulet.

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

                touchtoneterriost.

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

                  Jim the Jew

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

                    Oh, yes. How could I forget that one.

                    • Total Dominication

                      Who?

                  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

                    Oh man, how could I forget?

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

                      Ronan Tynan.

                  • Total Dominication

                    Frittoman.

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

                      Jake.

                    • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

                      Don’t remember him but I do remember The Jake. He was a funny chap.

                    • Chris

                      Alex Gonzalez

                      But that was a different era and you can’t compare eras.

                    • Total Dominication

                      Frittoman declared any game the in which the Yankees were loosing by more then two a lost cause.

            • Total Dominication

              Who was Iron Horse. Was he here in the last 9 months?

              • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

                Maybe, he was around last season if memory serves. He was all homophobic and stuff.

                Real lame-o.

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

                I don’t remember when he was banned, but he was banned quickly for his utter inability to stop dropping gay slurs left and right. Called posters he disagreed with homos, queers, and pansies.

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

            That’s……amazing

          • http://twitter.com/dpatrickg Dirty Pena

            Wow.

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

      Lackey must be soooo pissed.

      Ba-da-ba-da-da. I’m lovin’ it.

  • Carlosologist

    Raise your hand if you’re curious to see Grandy’s new swing.

    Also, I checked DSIRONNYYFANS, and wow those people are dumb jackasses.

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

      I’ve been really angry at some people on that site of late. How can you tell???

      • FIPster Doofus

        The posts bashing Teixeira for taking a short leave to be with his wife during child birth are hilarious. NYYFans is some sort of alternate reality.

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

          The Tex thread seriously went on and on and on and on and ON.

          • Pat D

            He cost his team one game, almost two, single handedly!

            /is this what they’re saying?’d

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

              No, basically just stuff like “put the baby down and get your ass on the team.” It was really insensitive and obnoxious.

              I personally enjoyed this one quote: “At this rate, Tex will have all of October to bond with his new son.”

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

                Who said that ridiculous shit?

                Was it Jon Sherick or blazini?

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

                  It was The Q Bomb.

                  She’s fun.

              • Pat D

                Wow, and I thought I was bad when I have those moments of “No way they’re winning the series at the rate they’re going right now.” Which are pretty bad.

                But that…well…that’s just…beyond baseball.

                Shoot, I just gave MLBN an idea!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I’m betting that the proud papa goes deep tonight.

    • Carlosologist

      Maybe he pulls a Miguel Cabrera and homers for each of his kids.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Two three homer games? That’d be nice.

        • Carlosologist

          It’s not of the question, as he has ghetto stomped Bruce Chen over his career.

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

      Oh, come on. She just gave birth, give the poor woman a break.

      • Carlosologist

        It must look like Ground Zero down there.

        • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

          I dance over the line, and you just blow right past it.

    • Esteban

      You forgot the thick part

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

        You forgot the thick part

        TWSS

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime-Jesus & Maquinito FTW
    • Brooklyn Ed

      for shizzle he is…remember when him and Bruney almost got into a fight last season?

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

        Well Bruney also kind of seems like an ass.

        But, to be fair, K-Rod seems like an EXTREME ass. Like, there were those stories from the 2008 ASG where supposedly Mo said that he didn’t want his locker to be anywhere near K-Rod’s. I never really paid them much attention… but you know, I can see that being true.

        • Brooklyn Ed

          if I remember correctly, Bruney was just minding his own business till K-Rod said something.

          oh, I’m kind of amused that he punched the player Carlos Pena. sad i know. =(

        • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

          Yes, and two assholes running into each other is usually how these things happen. I have a suspicion his ‘father-in-law’ wasn’t just innocently standing there when K-Rod started bashing him in the face, as reports have it.

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

            Supposedly K-Rod was screaming at his girlfriend/wife and his girlfriend/wife’s dad got fairly confrontational about it.

            Still. Eep.

            • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

              OK, there’s some more detail I hadn’t heard. Won’t surprise me if he’s dead wrong, he has a history of being a hothead. But if her Dad threw the first punch, then K-Rod still has a decent defense. If not, then he’s a loose cannon.

              • forensic

                If her Dad threw the first punch, then (assuming there were witnesses which you would think there would be in a baseball stadium) he would’ve been the one arrested, not K-Rod. Or, at the very least, they both would’ve been.

                • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

                  The winner of a fight never presses charges, it’s always the loser. Both sounds right to me.

                  • forensic

                    Yeah, but if they can show a domestic/familial relationship, then you don’t need someone to press charges, most states (not sure exactly about NY) force the primary aggresor to be arrested, regardless of the wishes of the opposing party.

              • Jose the Satirist

                Not necessarily. Even if the Dad threw the first punch KRod could still be in a lot of trouble. A lot depends on how injured the Dad was.

    • Carlosologist

      K-Rod’s court date is September 14th. Is that the day the Mets are mathematically eliminated from contention?

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

        Is that the day the Mets are mathematically eliminated from contention?

        No, that happened a few years ago.

        • FIPster Doofus

          When Carlos Beltran struck out to end the 2006 NLCS.

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

            September 2007, actually. That was so bad, in a little known MLB rule, that actually eliminated them from the playoffs for the next seven years.

            • FIPster Doofus

              Ahh yes, the 2007 Mets collapse. I had forgotten somehow.

        • Jerome S

          The Mets are a late season team… of which season they’re referring to is anybody’s guess.

        • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

          Right, when the Wilpons bought out Doubleday.

      • Brooklyn Ed

        Not if the Marlins eliminate them first for the third strike year.

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

          I kind of love that last year they were officially eliminated from playoff contention on an eight-inning shutout by Pedro Martinez.

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

            Threw 130 pitches too. In the Mets’ defense, Pedro was actually pretty good last season.

            Until he ran into his daddy, of course

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

      He does, but we’re only getting one side of the story so far. So I’ll hold off on passing judgment. His prior track record with guys like Bruney makes me mean toward him being dead wrong, but most of that account was completely one sided.

    • vin

      I generally try to avoid cops all together… but that officer on the left should scare anyone straight. I know K-Rod is pretty small for an athlete, but the dude on the left is a beheamoth.

    • Accent Shallow

      You know, I may be a bachelor, but punching out one’s father in law?

      I can certainly understand.

  • http://twitter.com/tjamato T.J.

    Tex’s line tonight: 3-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI

    • Carlosologist

      Tex’s line tonight: 3-4, 2B, 3 HR, 6 RBI

      FTFY

      • Michael

        What are the chances of that!

        Saying it to Carosologist

        • Carlosologist

          Well for one he’s made Bruce Chen his punching bag over the years. I just said 3 HR because in Miguel Cabrera’s first game back after the birth of his second child, he homered three times.

        • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

          We know you’re saying it to Carlosologist. I know this because you replied to Carlosologist.

          I’m smart like that.

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

          Saying it to Carosologist

          There are a lot of weird comments on RAB today.

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

            And pretty much every post recently has had at least one comment redacted for off-topicness.

            It’s eerie.

            /MondesiBait’d

            • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

              Speaking of which, where the fuck is JoRo? Haven’t seen him around in a while.

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

                He’s probably eating.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        If he’s not 5-5 with 5 HRs and 19 RBI, the game is a failure. He has to make up for missing the last two games.

      • Total Dominication

        Tex’s line tonight: 6-6, 6 HR, 15 RBI

        • Michael

          agreed

      • Jose the Satirist

        My prediction for Tex: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K

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

          1 passed ball, 1 steal, 4 runners thrown out, 1 successfully executed rundown.

          • Carlosologist

            /Casey Kelly’d

  • forensic

    Oh good, my favorite booth combination…

  • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

    True story. It was my birthday a few days ago, and between that and the Yanks I was up late (for me). I woke up the next day and felt exhausted all day, so I got home early and took a rare midday nap. I wake up, and want to call the dog over, but I’m too tired. I just think to myself ‘Mabel, come here’ without saying a word, and . . . . she runs right over. This immediately freaked me out. So I went back to sleep, and when I woke up I tried it again, and right on cue, she runs right over to me, as if I called her.

    Should I be worried that my dog can read my mind?

    • Jose the Satirist

      1.) Happy belated birthday
      2.) I recommend dropping acid on a regular basis and having conversations with your dog

    • Pat D

      Are you sure you weren’t still dreaming?

      /Inception’d

      • Jose the Satirist

        The razor blade he used to cut the coke with is his totem.

        • Total Dominication

          I am the only person in the North East who has not yet seen Inceptiion. I need to soooooon.

          • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

            Haven’t seen it either. Looks good but overhyped.

            • Pat D

              Just go see it and decide for yourself.

              Even if you don’t like it, I think you need to decide for yourself.

              • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

                Sounds good. Hopefully I can see it next week.

        • Pat D
      • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

        1000% That’s why I did it twice.

    • Carlosologist

      Cocaine is a hell of a drug.

      /Chappelle’d

    • charliechoochoo

      No. You should be happy you can control events. Now get us a win. Or tell your dog to get us a win.

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

        /Berkowitz’d

      • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

        Mabel’s the clairvoyant, not me. I barely know what I’m thinking.

    • vin

      There’s probably a peanut butter joke in there somewhere, but since its your belated birthday its best left unsaid.

      Not sure why, but this story reminds me of this week’s episode of “Louie” on FX.

      • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

        I remember a while back there was a story a bout a woman who put peanut butter all over her na-na-na and had her beagle lick it up.

        She was arrested.

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

          Well there’s the urban legend about the woman who does that only to have all her friends suddenly pop out of nowhere with a surprise party…

          • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

            Urban legend? Have you met the girls I’ve dated?

    • Brooklyn Ed

      Happy Belated Birthday. when was your b-day? mines was on monday.

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

    Tex’s line against Bruce Chen is downright Meulensesque.

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

      Please to explain?

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

        Hensley Meulens’s 1992 OPS+ was 415.

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

          In 6 PAs

  • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

    http://gothamist.com/2008/12/1.....th_13y.php

    I was just as horny as the next guy when I was 13 but man, I dunno about that one.

    • Carlosologist

      Same shit happened around here in my neck of the woods.

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

      I don’t know why, but the fact that her name is “Mrs. Tuckruskye” makes the story a little funny.

      • Michael

        that’s just sad

    • Total Dominication

      Uch. And also, even if no act took place, isn’t it still attempted rape?

      • forensic

        If the Police/DA can show intent, yup.

    • Jose the Satirist

      How many 13 year olds look 18? She belongs in jail.

      • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

        “Look” has nothing to do with it. Lawrence Taylor slept with a girl he never met before, had no way of knowing how old she was, was drunk at the time and is awaiting trial as we speak.

        In the eyes of the law, you either did or you didn’t, period.

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

      Meh, for a 13-year-old that’s not all that bad. I mean, sure, she looks like a waffle iron with a bit of skin flopping over it but c’mon, he’s 13.

      • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

        Yeah, stuff like this would have been turned into a rock song or a good book 20 years ago, now everybody gets arrested for everything.

        • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

          It is pretty lame. We’re such a sensitive, reactionary culture nowadays.

          • Total Dominication

            Yeah 50 year old women should be able to do whatever they want with 6th graders. Sure.

            • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

              Yep.

        • Jose the Satirist

          She would have been arrested for doing that 20 years ago.

          /Pedantic

          • forensic

            /Pedophiliac

        • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

          Wake up Maggie, I think I’ve got something to say to you
          It’s late September and I really should be back at school
          I know I keep you amused, but I fell I’m being used

          Oh Maggie, I couldn’t have tried any more
          You led me away from home
          Just to save you from being alone

          You stole my heart and that’s what really hurts

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

          Unless, of course, the genders of the adult and child were reversed.

          • Total Dominication

            A time where sexist hypocrisy was still alive and well in the law.

  • http://twitter.com/tjamato T.J.

    Here comes the first HR.

    • http://twitter.com/tjamato T.J.

      I blame the Swisher pick-off.

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

    Bruce Chen is the worst Japanese pitcher ever.

    /Rose’d

    • Jose the Satirist

      (Link to man holding his nose)

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        (Vaguely right wing conspiracy theory)

        • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

          (something about being a victim)

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

            (boring non-sequitur about whom would beat whom in a mythical fight to try and change the subject)

          • Total Dominication

            (reminds everyone he’s a guy)

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

        I was seriously contemplating putting Axl/Makavelli/Axlvelli in the above roll call of insane banned former RAB commenters.

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

    Fourth outfielder.

  • Mushy Carl

    Stupid.

  • Kit

    Oh, Swish. *shakes head*

  • Total Dominication

    Not a good way to recover from a Golden Sombrero.

  • http://twitter.com/tjamato T.J.

    Goddammit Swisher.

  • Carlosologist

    Swish why?

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    That’s why I don’t like sending runners on a full count w/fewer than two outs.

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

    No heart! (Hey, it worked yesterday.)

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    KILA HAS BEEN FREED!

    • Carlosologist

      …only to be captured and sent to Omaha after the series.

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

      Yuniesky Betancourt is still batting fifth. FIFTH!!!!

      • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

        Trust the process.

        • Carlosologist

          I could probably be a better GM than Dayton Moore.

          • Chris

            My son could probably be a better GM than Dayton Moore, and he’s 2.

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

              I actually think he did a pretty good job during the trade deadline, shockingly enough. Dumped some dead weight, actually called up some of the gems in the farm system.

              Of course, there’s no doubt he’s a total idiot.

      • Pat D

        /that’s why they’re the Royals’d

        But seriously, is anyone else here old enough to remember when the Royals were good? I still am…barely.

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

          The last time the Royals were good, Tiffany and Debbie Gibson ruled the radio airwaves.

          • Pat D

            Yea, mid-late 80’s. I was between the ages of 4-8. I remember those times.

            God, you people make me feel old!!! Stop it!!!!!

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

              The last time the Royals were good, Claymation was all the rage.

              • Pat D

                Aaaahhhh!!!!! You’re killing me!!!! I’m aging as fast as the villain from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

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

                  The last time the Royals were good, Michael Jackson was alive and black.

                  • Pat D

                    And……………..I’m dead.

                    Any other posts from me tonight will be from the person who takes over my computer.

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

      I’ve been lobbying for him for so long and he repays me by going like 0-20something.

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

      They freed him a week ago. They will send him down when he doesn’t hit an empty .280

  • http://twitter.com/tjamato T.J.

    “It gets away from Cervelli”

    Where have I heard that before?

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

    They had the Price is Right losing horn!!!

    • Meat Loaf

      I burst right out laughing when I heard it.

  • Dalelama

    What is the announcer nicknamed Flash real name?

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

      John Flaherty

      • Dalelama

        This only the 2nd time watching YES, is he any good?

        • Carlosologist

          He’s incredibly dry.

          • Pat D

            Dryness rivalled only by the Sahara and the Gobi.

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

          Not particularly. He’s pretty boring.

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

            He’s not in Bexy’s fantasy orgy. That’s all you need to know.

            • Slappy White

              But apparently Grady Little is

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

                That was Grady Sizemore. >:(

                • http://twitter.com/faketaleb Nom Chompsky

                  Grady Size(more) is the opposite of Grady Little.

    • Total Dominication

      John Flaherty.

  • Total Dominication

    Jeter.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    That was just an awful play by Jeter.

  • Mushy Carl

    They really need to get rid of errors. What is the point if they call everything a hit?

    • forensic

      To see who only the REALLY bad defensive teams are.

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

    After two games of watching the Rangers ugly uniforms, it feels good to watch two well-dressed baseball teams facing off against each other.

    • Carlosologist

      Now if only the Royals were good…

    • Steve O.

      Those all red and blue tops don’t do it for ya, eh?

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

    Royals have crazy BABIP luck ALREADY.

    • Steve O.

      The only good luck they actually have.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Robbie just tied his career high in walks. Woo progress!

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

    I’m disappointed that Paulie O’Neill isn’t in the booth. He knows KC has great food, right?

    Flash is so boring. I euthanize my pets with sound recordings of Flash talking.

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

      Now that waterboarding is illegal, maybe the CIA could look into hooking up a Flaherty-Tino booth. That might work.

      • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

        Will still never compete with the awfulness of the booths in Seattle, ChiSox, Milwaukee, Kansas City and ESPN and Fox.

        • forensic

          The Marlins’ announcers are pretty terrible too.

          Personally, I would put Singleton and Flaherty up there with the Seattle guys for the most boring in baseball.

  • Marcus Thames #1 Fan

    Bruce Chen…more like Bruce Shit.

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

    True or False: The only reason Thames hit so well in Texas is because pitchers went right after him with A-Rod due up next.

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

      Meh, I’m sure that helped but Thames is a legitimately good ML hitter. It’s not all that they just tossed meatballs to him.

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

      Yes. That is either true or false, I agree.

      • Jose the Satirist

        Rosenthal? Is that you?

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

          I’ve consulted both of my sources. Their names are Jon Sherick and blazini.

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

      I wouldn’t say it was the only reason, but it definitely helped

    • Marcus Thames #1 Fan

      False. I give Thames legitimate ups for his relatively productive season thus far.

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

      I’d like to see what the counts were when Thames got his hits. You’d have to be an idiot to throw Thames anything but strikes (most likely fastballs) with Alex standing on deck. Walking Thames to pitch to Alex is just bad execution of your job as a pitcher.

      If they were full counts, Thames gets credit for a good eye and working the count. Alex behind him makes the pitcher go after him. A little of both.

  • Carlosologist

    Kearnzie pimpsmacked that one to left.

  • Mushy Carl

    WOoo results!

  • http://twitter.com/tjamato T.J.

    Granderson!

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

    Wait a second, did Granderson just hit a lefty. DID ANYONE JUST SEE A COMET?

    • http://twitter.com/tjamato T.J.

      No, but I did see some pigs flying a couple minutes ago.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      No, but there are some winged monkeys around my house and my ass does hurt..

      (Too far?)

  • mike c

    http://www.hulu.com/watch/2824.....-auditions (kearns joke starts at 1:45)

  • Kit

    Granderson! I didn’t notice his swing, but I like it!

  • Ansky

    Its a miracle

    he is CURED

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

    Curtis Granderson is batting 1.000 with his new setup at the plate.

  • Carlosologist

    And Grandy with an RBI single. On the first pitch against a lefty. Progress woo!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Curtis just got a hit against a lefty. Woo progress!

  • forensic

    Kevin Long is a genius.

    At least until Granderson strikes out his next two AB’s.

  • Total Dominication

    Kevin Long is a genius!

    /correlation equals causation

  • ross

    His swing definitely looked better

  • Mushy Carl

    Cervelli still sucks

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

    Andy Pettitte, big… news.

    (How do you hurt yourself on a couch? Is he 87 years old? Or Nick Johnson?)

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

      I bet you can think of some ways Andy Pettitte could hurt himself on a couch, Bexy.

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

        You shouldn’t encourage me like this!!!

    • Kit

      Did he actually hurt himself on the couch? I wasn’t listening to Kim.

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

        Getting up from the couch, supposedly.

        (I had nothing to do with this)

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

        I wasn’t listening to Kim.

        Don’t feel bad, nobody else does either.

    • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

      What did you do to Andy?

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

    Speaking of Grandy’s revamped stance, FAR less moving parts.
    He used to look like a coffee junkie on his 20th cup of black coffee during his ABs.

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

      He used to look like a coffee junkie on his 20th cup of black coffee during his ABs.

      THAT’S RACIST!!!!!!!!

      • Pat D

        Yea, not cool.

      • Carlosologist
        • Slappy White

          that is hilarious. But so wrong

      • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

        LOL.

        Reminds me of a sign I saw at a bodega “White Ice for sale”.

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

          WHAT, ONLY WHITE PEOPLE CAN BUY YOUR ICE? WHAT KIND OF RACIST BULLSHIT IS THIS?!?!?!

          • Pat D

            I think Creed complained of the bathrooms in The Office being for whites only due to the signs on the bathroom doors.

          • Slappy White

            no man , they got the ‘”other” ice too

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

    Cue bexy jokes about Andy’s groin…

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Kearns, baby.

  • K-Rod’s Father-In-Law

    Hey, guys. Just wanted to check in and let you all know I’m doing fine.

  • BigBlueAL

    Dunno if this was mentioned earlier but in his chat today Keith Law was asked what hitter he would compared Jesus Montero too and his reply was:

    “Physically and in his swing, he reminds me of Frank Thomas. And I know that’s an insane comp to put on a guy, but I don’t think that’s out of the question as an optimistic long-term projection.”

    Shit.

    • Pat D

      Shit why?

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

        I think it’s the good “shit.”

        I will not get too excited. I will not get too excited.

      • Carlosologist

        I think he may mean shit in a good way.

      • BigBlueAL

        Shit as in Holy Shit that is pretty damn impressive. Didnt mean shit in a negative way. I guess I shouldve said Holy Shit instead of just Shit.

        • Pat D

          OK, just making sure your view wasn’t something like “Frank Thomas broke down big time in his late 30’s” or something like that.

          • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

            “Fuck yeah” would have worked.

    • FIPster Doofus

      Drool.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      J.
      I.
      M.
      P.

    • YankeesJunkie

      That is one hell of a projection even for being optimistic. If Jesus Montero could be a 3 WAR player without defense I would be ecstatic.

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

      ::goes to change pants::

      • Jose the Satirist

        I’m incontinent also. We should form a support group.

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

          You guys and Poopy Pants.

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

            Diarrhea =/= incontinence

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

              Good point.

              People who have issues with their pants???

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

          His name is Robert Paulson

    • CS Yankee

      Jesus is in a big slump though, he is batting just .250 over his last game.

    • Carlosologist

      must…….resist…….urge to run in streets screaming hallelujah

    • http://twitter.com/tjamato T.J.

      That would be amazing.

      • larryf

        Frank Thomas/Pujols combo….he may be slower than both of them though

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    The thought of Cash Money saying “mashing” makes me laugh.

    • Pat D

      Tell you this: if you do tech support for cell phones, and you hear people say that they “mash” the buttons on the phone…yea, it gets to the point where you want to strangle that person.

  • YankeesJunkie

    I remember when Alex Gordon was supposed to be the next Goerge Brett.

    • CS Yankee

      They always over-rate things in Nebraska.

      /jobabashingbymsm’d

      • YankeesJunkie

        There is nothing better to do, other than watch Nebraska football which is going to win the fucking national championship mother fuckers!!!!

        /From Nebraska’d

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

          … I’ll sit this one out.

        • CS Yankee

          Slow down Osbourne, you’ll change conferences three more times before that happens.

    • Accent Shallow

      Well, he has to play LF, since they have . . .oh, what’s that? They have Willie Bloomquist at 3B?

      Sheesh, Gordon can’t be that bad out there.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Loving the D from Kearns and Teix.

  • Total Dominication

    Whenever a play occurs during Jones’ diatribe, she always seems to be very descriptive in her coverage of the play, almost like she’s trying to give YES the message that she’d be a better game caller then those other idiots in the booth.

    • Pat D

      Her pretty face would be wasted in the booth where it would hardly ever be seen.

      /sexist’d

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

        Wait, are we talking about Kim Jones?

        • Total Dominication

          Yup.

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

            I’m confused. I distinctly read the phrase “pretty face” and yet we’re apparently talking about Kim Jones.

            • Total Dominication

              It wasn’t me, I’ll tell you that.

            • Pat D

              I thought the meme explained my position? That that is what a typical sexist would say?

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

                Yeah, but she’s not actually cute, so a typical sexist would probably just want her ass fired altogether.

        • forensic

          This.

    • YankeesJunkie

      Random question. Is Suzyn Waldman the only women with a prominent role in play calling in MLB.

      • Pat D

        I think so.

        • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

          Really?

          GOODNESS GRACIOUS!

          • Pat D

            It’s a man’s man’s man’s world.

            • larryf

              and she is one good reason why…

    • FIPster Doofus

      You know what I’d like to see? A Lorenz-Curry-Singleton/Leiter/O’Neill/Flaherty booth.

      • FIPster Doofus

        Just to clarify: Lorenz would do play-by-play, while Curry and former player du jour would handle color commentary.

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

        I’d like to see a Gus Johnson/Stu Scott/Hawk Harrelson/Tony Kornheiser/Dennis Miller/Lady Gaga booth.

        • FIPster Doofus

          So a “We Are the World” of terrible announcers? I like it.

          • FIPster Doofus

            Check that, I actually like Gus quite a bit. The rest suck. And Lady Gaga is clearly not an announcer.

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

              I know, I like Gus too. I just wanted him in the booth to, to scream over everyone.

              • FIPster Doofus

                lol

        • Pat D

          Hi, I’m Curt Gowdy and along with me is Jim Palmer…Tim McCarver…Dick Vitale…Mel Allen…Dick Enberg…and Dr. Joyce Brothers.

          /Naked Gun’d

          Two great things about that. First, they predicted that sports would go to the Hollywood Squares style level of sheer number of broadcasters in one booth for one game about two decades before it happened, and the biggest loudmouth (Vitale) didn’t have a solo line of dialouge!

          • FIPster Doofus

            hahaha, I think you guys might be misunderstanding me. My recommendation was for a three-man booth consisting of Lorenz, Curry and whichever ex-player is working that day. I certainly don’t want all those guys I listed in the booth at once.

            • Pat D

              I was more replying to tsjc.

              • FIPster Doofus

                Ahh, gotcha.

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

      True, and we wouldn’t have to see the awful outfits she wears. Win-win.

      • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

        …and then what would the local circus do with their used clothing? Just throw it out?

  • Total Dominication

    Betencourt messes up a play, I’m fucking shocked.

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

    Singleton: “The hole is open, and he takes advantage of it.”

    • Slappy White

      /Deep and Thick’d

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Oh Swisher, you so fine, you so fine you blow my mind. Hey, Swisher!

  • Carlosologist

    I wonder if Jeter can pull a Montero and get red hot and reach .300 with a month to go.

    • Jose the Satirist

      Jeter isn’t the kind of player like LeBron James and Manning.Jeter’s ego sure makes he’s many offensive and defensive problems seemed dissapear.

      I can see left field in Derek “Singles Hitter” Jeter.

      /touchtoneterriost

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

        That was scary good.

        Were you touchtoneterriost as well? You sneaky fucker.

        • Jose the Satirist

          No. I just copied and pasted.

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

            Oh, okay, then.

            (keeps an eye on that sneaky fucker Jose)

            • Jose the Satirist

              Your one of those guys who just sits at his computer and reads blogs all day right? I can tell – you seem a little upset over some “controversial” statements I made. Sorry for messing up your “flow,” bro. You may now continue obsessing over RAB posts now…

              /Robert Goulet

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

                This is hilarious.

                I wish the comments that were redacted could be reinstated after like 6 months or so so we could go back to the archives and see every single nasty thing these clowns said.

                Speaking of clowns:

                Pinstripe Destiny

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

        There’s also that guy that shows up once in a blue moon and talks about how everyone hates/doesn’t appreciate Mariano and overrates Jeter.

    • YankeesJunkie

      and if he wants to slug .700 as well that would be just gravy :)

    • CS Yankee

      Didn’t he get smoking hot late in 2008 and finished at .300?

  • Total Dominication

    The Yankees clearly don’t do smallball.

  • Zooboy

    Scoring a run on an out. Is that allowed?

  • Carlosologist

    90 RBI: not impressive. It’s more representative of how good the lineup is.

    /shitstarting’d

  • Mushy Carl

    A-Rod gets cheated so much on those inside pitches

    • CS Yankee

      Wasn’t 601 (and another couple of hundie at least) on the inside?

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

    I like how not only do the Giants keep finding great defensive ends, they keep also finding great defensive ends who are natural media darlings with good Q ratings who are articulate and move product.

    I fear Jason Pierre-Paul won’t join Strahan/Osi/Tuck in that regard, though. I heard him in speak in a camp video blurb… he is some straight-up Florida countryfied.

    • Jose the Satirist

      The fact that your comparing Osi Umeniyora, a pro bowl D end for the Giants with Albalandejo, a lard ass who hasnt done anything on the MLB level, because they both “had injuries last year”, speaks volumes about your level of intellect.

      /Robert Goulet

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

        The next off day in the season, we should have an Open Thread dedicated to the greatest hits of the banned RAB commenters.

        • Jose the Satirist

          I should compile a list of some classic banned posters and their most hilarious posts for it.

          I’ll have to find time in between fisting my wife.

          /Jim the Jew

          • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

            Who was the announcer who kept saying “FISTED INTO RIGHT FIELD!” last year in the playoffs? Chip Carey?

            • Jose the Satirist

              Yes. It was Chip Caray.

      • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

        Your inability to spell “Umenyiora” speaks volumes about your level of intellect.

        /Jose the Satirist’d

        • Jose the Satirist

          I was quoting someone. It was their spelling error. Not mine.

      • Esteban

        I know who Robert Goulet was and Will Ferrel’s incredible impersonations of him, but where does this reference come from?

        • Jose the Satirist

          A banned poster from a long time ago.

  • Total Dominication

    Damn, Robbie should have gotten that.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Wasn’t that a strike to A-Rod?

  • Mushy Carl

    But Chen gets the call on that inside pitch.

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

    Did they call Jason Kendall a perfect two-hole hitter?

    • http://twitter.com/Cnight_UP Cnight_UP

      twss

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Yes, yes they did. Apparently it’s 2003.

  • Total Dominication

    Good.

  • Meat Loaf

    Flash is awful at play by play.

    We need more of Al Leiter in the booth and less of Flash.

    I do not like Flash’s play by play.

  • forensic

    Wow, could they have this Liberty Diabetes commercial on any more often???

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

      It’s “diabeetus”

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Did anyone else just have a Saab ad? I could’ve sworn they stopped making those…

    • CS Yankee

      I seen one the other day and thought the same thing.

      I read an article a few months ago saying that Saab, Saturn & Hummer (unless a China company bought them) were done.

      • Slappy White

        nah, they still do Hummers

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

          False. The last Hummer ever made rolled off the line earlier this summer.

          Hummer, Saturn, and Pontiac are all getting the final ax this year. Their factories are either being shuttered or being converted into plants for the core GM brands (Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac).

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

      Are you thinking of Saturn?

  • Carlosologist

    And we complain about Jeter and the GIDP.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Trivia answer: Joe Gordon.

    • Carlosologist

      What was the question?

      • Esteban

        If Joe Gordon is not the answer then what kind of question are you asking?

      • Pat D

        I didn’t see it but I’m guessing it was something like “What former Yankees was the first manager of the Royals?”

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Yankee HOFer who was first KC manager in 1969.

    • matt montero

      I thought Bob Lemon?

  • Mushy Carl

    Kearnzie!

  • CS Yankee

    Hey, what time today did FedEx drop-off Grandy’s new swing?

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Austin Kearns: True Yankee.

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

    I’m liking Austin Kearns

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

    What an exciting HR call!

  • http://twitter.com/tjamato T.J.

    Kearns!

  • Carlosologist

    Kearns! Solo job right there.

    /waits

  • Kit

    Nicely done, Kearns.

  • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

    Wow, Flaherty almost sounded excited there.

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

    What’s Sterling’s call???

    • Jack

      Austin “Powers” that one.

  • forensic

    Wow, was that the most boring Homerun call ever?

  • Total Dominication

    Ball carried…..and carried…..and carried…….and Kearns!!!!

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

    Who was I talking to yesterday, saying that Kearns and Berkman were crappy at first just because they needed an adjustment period, and that they’ve both started playing better and contributing?

    Yeah.

  • Mushy Carl

    Grandy man!!

  • Esteban

    John Flaherty is soooo bad. Big ups to Kearns though. Where da haterz at now?

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

    Curtis Granderson, cured.

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

      In all seriousness, he jumped all over that ball. Very quick.

    • China Joe

      Kevin Long: great hitting coach or the greatest hitting coach?

  • http://twitter.com/tjamato T.J.

    Grandy!

    2-2

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

    Platoon that, bitches.

  • Carlosologist

    Grandy is batting 1.000/1.000/3.000 with his new swing.

  • Chris

    Kevin Long is a genius.

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

    Is Granderson’s swing actually working or is it because Bruce Chen sucks?

    • Esteban

      Don’t ruin this for us.

    • Bob Stone

      Good question.

    • Mushy Carl

      Shut up man

    • http://twitter.com/tjamato T.J.

      Crap, you jinxed it now.

      Don’t question K-Long.

    • Meat Loaf

      Stop making sense, it really dampens the mood.

    • Carlosologist

      The last time the Yanks took on Chen, Granderson was 1-3 with a strikeout.

  • Total Dominication

    Long clearly is a genius.

    /a little less jokingly this time

  • theyankeewarrior

    My favorite part of that HR was watching it fly over the TOR: 6 BOS: 5 sign.

    Granderson 2/2!

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

      God that game was so awesome. I only read SOSH when there’s a game like today’s. And I’m reading it now.

      • Total Dominication

        Shit, I forgot, what is SOSH?

        • Esteban

          Son of Sam Horn Red Sox blog

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

          Sons of Sam Horn, the big Red Sox forum. It’s like a horrendous snake pit, but it is hilarious during a crushing loss.

  • Bob Stone

    Awright Grandy

  • Bob Stone

    Kevin Long – We love you.

  • Accent Shallow

    I ordinarily wouldn’t get too excited about Curtis hitting a rocket off a lefty, since it is Bruce Chen, and blind squirrels/nuts, etc, but after seeing 89 mph fastballs from LHP tie him up, I’ll take what I can get. Maybe he is turning it around.

  • nsalem

    Kevin Long > Miracle Max

    • Pat D

      To blane…

    • matt montero

      Mo>Melvin>Kevin Long > Miracle Max?

  • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

    Flaherty-“Nick, I spread out his bottom half…”

    Are we still talking about Baseball?

    • Jack

      There’s no crying in baseball.

      • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

        Hiyoooo.

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

    Sterling: “Austin powers that one over the fence.”

    • Mushy Carl

      Now that is great

      • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

        Beats the heck out of “Kearns baby Kearns!”

    • Brooklyn Ed

      I’m listening on the radio too. My parents cut out my sports package today unexpecting while I was watching the Mets game. part of me had died!!!

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

      Hahahahah! I missed that, hope they replay it somewhere.

    • http://twitter.com/tjamato T.J.

      Simply amazing.

    • larryf

      No “Yeah baby” after that?

  • Brooklyn Ed

    Kerns should be the everyday LFer while he’s hot.
    Thames should be the everyday DH while he’s hot.
    Granderson is awesome with his new stance.

    PLAY THEM WHILE THEY ARE HOT!!!

    • Bob Stone

      Agree.

    • Sick Nwisher

      PLAY THEM WHILE THEY ARE HOT!!!

      That is what I say to my wife after I come out the hot tub.

      /notjoking’d

  • Esteban

    Conventional wisdom is hitting and pitching coaches don’t matter that much, but I gotta believe that most hitting and pitching coaches don’t matter but there are a few good ones that make a difference.

  • Carlosologist

    The fact that the scoreboard lists OBP makes me laugh at the fact that Dayton Moore (probably) doesn’t.

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

      “If OBP is so important, why don’t they put it on the board” is no longer the stupidest thing Frenchy has said after his comment about the K-Rod incident. Hooray!

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

        Wait, what did he say?

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

          How this was the “positive distraction the Mets need.”

          No, that’s not a joke.

          • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS
          • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

            Right, things are so at Citi field these days that this is “positive” by comparison.

      • Carlosologist

        What did he say? Link?

      • http://twitter.com/tjamato T.J.

        What did he say?

  • Total Dominication

    Wow, this is suuuuch boring announcing.

  • Zooboy

    I really enjoy baseball.

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    What are the chances we get some screen grabs of Granderson’s new stance in the recap tonight?

  • Esteban

    I feel like that TGI Friday’s ad is subtly racist. “Sure white yuppie couple I’ll be happy to drag you in a rickshaw for the new ‘Caribbean’ menu”

    • Pat D

      A lot of advertising is subtly racist.

      Anything involving ethnicity is borderline offensive.

    • Accent Shallow

      Semi-agree.

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

      It’s awesome, I get all the exciting taboo thrill of real Caribbean cuisine, without any of the annoying spice or flavor while surrounded by safe, non-threatening white people!

      Thanks, TGI Fridays!

  • Total Dominication

    It’s Hi-yah-he-yah. Not that difficult people.

    • Jose the Satirist

      KEY-luh Ky-uh-HOO-A

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

    Cervelli is such a shit player. Can we send him off to Snackistan or Fritolaysia?

  • Mushy Carl

    99 wow

    • SouthernYankeeFan

      99.3 max FB according to brooks baseball. CC brought the cajun ball with him tonight.

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

    Umm…the gun just read “99”. Must be fast, right?

  • Accent Shallow

    98.6?!!?!

    Reached plate at 89.1?!

    • Accent Shallow

      Second pitch reached plate at 91.5. Was released at 99.1. Wow.

  • Total Dominication

    Flash with the subtle sexism.

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

    Did CC hit 99???!?!

  • itsATarp

    99 wow where did that come from

  • Total Dominication

    Teh jump and throw!!!!!!

  • matt montero

    A JETERIAN PLAY!!

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

      haha i cant believe they would actualy do that! Didn’t they do something with Brett too? Maybe Brett the Hitman?

    • Carlosologist

      IETP.

    • SouthernYankeeFan

      haha. That looks weird

    • http://twitter.com/tjamato T.J.

      I’m not sure whether to laugh hysterically or weep openly.

      I’m gonna stick with laugh hysterically.

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

      Cashman is definitely reading NoMaas.

  • Carlosologist

    CC throwing the gas!

  • Cy Pettitte

    classic Jeterian play

  • Meat Loaf

    Downright Jeterian.

  • Accent Shallow

    Wow, was Betancourt running?!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Isn’t it worth noting that most SS’s don’t do the jump throw because a) they get to that ball w/o needing to jump and b) they have the arm strength to plant and throw?

    /anti-narrative’d

  • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

    Don’t feel like scanning the whole post to see if someone quoted this yet so my apologies if this is duplicative.

    _______________________
    Peter (Seattle)
    Which current hitter would you compare Jesus Montero to? If he goes to a different team any chance he stays behind the plate?

    Klaw (1:57 PM)
    Physically and in his swing, he reminds me of Frank Thomas. And I know that’s an insane comp to put on a guy, but I don’t think that’s out of the question as an optimistic long-term projection.

    • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs
      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        It is a duplicate.

        LATE AS USUAL, T-DUBS!!!

        • Jose the Satirist

          He always comes too late.

          • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

            Hey! That couldn’t be further from the truth!!

            Wait, what?

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

            He always comes too late.

            /GradyLittle’d

          • Esteban

            I swear, it’s just been a while, I’m not usually like this.

    • Meat Loaf

      We here in the game thread have already completed the obligatory JIMP.

    • Jose the Satirist

      People shit themselves already over this.

      • http://twitter.com/tjamato T.J.

        Woah, woah, woah…I’m still shitting myself over this.

    • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

      should have figured as much. Although posting things twice might really deepen and thicken these threads…

  • Mushy Carl

    How does this shitty team find all the holes?

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

      They have a crazy high BA but they’re not very high in OBP or SLG. It’s their approach, I guess.

      #trusttheprocess

    • Esteban

      TWSS?

  • forensic

    Nostra, you got me curious, here are Thames’ counts in the Texas series (obviously no pitch type doing it this quickly):

    Singles on 0-0, 0-1, 1-1, and 0-2
    Homerun on 1-2
    K swinging on 1-2 and 0-2
    K looking on 3-2 and 1-2 (twice)

    Don’t know if it means anything to ya, but there you go.

    • forensic

      Basically you were right, they were just pounding him with strikes as he was behind in almost every count.

      • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

        IIRC the HR was on a hanging slider or curve, which makes sense ahead of the count. But yeah, they’re idiots if they’re not pounding him with strikes and clearly they were going after him.

  • Meat Loaf

    The best thing the Kansas City Royals can promote about their franchise? They are hosting the All Star Game… in two years.

    • Jose the Satirist

      Take that Beantown!

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

        The Boston butthurt over not getting the 2012 ASG is hilarious. You just had it ~10 years ago, doofuses. Stop crying about your gross stadium getting so ignored.

        • Esteban

          Have you been to Fenway? It’s awesome. Playoff games are fun there.

          /went to college in Boston unfortunately

          • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

            Esteban . . . you’re my brother and I love you. But don’t ever takes sides against the family. Ever.

            /Michael Corleone’d

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

            When I was really young.

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

      Did you see that 5 people got arrested at the MLB league meetings in Milwaukee protesting the 2011 ASG being held in Arizona?

      Hilarious.

      • Meat Loaf

        I’m sorry, but their resources are better spent at a government office, not at a frickin’ Baseball meeting.

        Last week, people/protesters wanted to stop my cousin’s beach volleyball tournament so they could have a moment of silence for the animals who died in the oil spill…

        Swing-and-a-miss.

        (Goes back on topic)

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

          Meh, if they can actually muster enough public pressure to force Selig to move the All Star Game out of the state, that would probably be way more effective than any protest of an elected official.

          (They can’t, though.)

    • Sick Nwisher

      The KC fans will actually see two good teams playing, in the same game, for once.

    • Cy Pettitte

      good thing every team has to be represented

  • Jersey Johnny

    Sit down, beeyotch!

  • Aj

    random question Mike, or anyone- doess anyone think the yanks will offer Vasquez arb and try to get draft picks in a strong draft class if he finishes the year pitching well?

    • Sick Nwisher

      I do not think Cash would take that chance. Javier may actually accept arbitration.

  • Sean C

    So was the gun a little fast, or was CC really throwing 99 for those couple pitches?

    • YanksFan in MA

      He was throwing 99

  • forensic

    Some changes here for the Royals…

    (an hour later) the changes are…

  • Cy Pettitte

    looking at the schedule, how did it work out that we never face Greinke in 2 sets

    • Esteban

      the baseball gods smiled on the Yankees. We now know it’s fate that they’ll win this year.

    • forensic

      It’s payback for having to face Felix Hernandez and Cliff Lee in every series against their teams.

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

    Swish working a super long at bat to lead off an inning where Wilson Betemit is playing third for the other team (the other team not being the White Sox) is a beautiful thing

  • Meat Loaf

    Best walk of the season?

  • Kit

    Nicely done, Swish.

  • Carlosologist

    Swish, do that a bit more often please.

  • Will (the other one)

    “Nick Swisher walks. None out.”

    GameDay’s having a little trouble doing that one justice, methinks.

  • forensic

    Great AB Swish.

  • Esteban

    Ahhh the curse of Betemit!! When will Cash live down that disaster?

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

    “You hit that many home runs, you’re going to spread the wealth.”

    Uh oh. Rose now hates A-Rod.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      #COTN

    • Jose the Satirist

      I heard A-Rod donates a lot to charity. FEMA is now using that money to build the death camps.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    LolRoyals.

    • Will (the other one)

      The interweb’s next great meme?

  • Reggie C.

    Aviles is not good at baseball.

  • Carlosologist

    Shitty defense FTW!

  • http://twitter.com/tjamato T.J.

    Chen is really chomping down on that gum.

    I think my favorite call is “And everybody is going to be safe”. It’s so rewarding to hear.

  • Kit

    That’s why you’re the Royals.

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

    Pitching and defense, folks

    #trusttheprocess

  • Esteban

    I expect Cano to hit a HR here.

    • Esteban

      CANOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! You big jerk face.

  • Reggie C.

    C’mon Cano. Find the gap, clear the bases, go for the jugular! That’d be a good at-bat.

  • Mushy Carl

    way to capitalize

    • Jose the Satirist

      Are you formerly “All-Star Carl”?

      • Mushy Carl

        Carl – All Star Carl – Mushy Carl – whatever stupid thing Kenny says next.

  • Will (the other one)
  • Aj

    but say the yanks sign Lee and Pettitte then the rotation would be set with CC Lee Burnett Pettitte HUghes then i think Javi would turn it down if he knows he wont have a shot at the rotation. what do ou guys think??

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

      Um?

      I don’t think they’re offering Javy arbitration. He’s probably not going to finish as a Type A and it’s not worth what happens if he accepts, IMO. I like him, but all these dead arm issues…

      • Reggie C.

        Yep. Given that Javy has actually said that he’s at a point in his career where he’d like to go year-to-year … you gotta think he’d JUMP at a shot to make another 12/13 million next season.

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

        Before the dead arm, there was little chance of him accepting. Now I’m not so sure.

    • Zooboy

      Plus in his case I think there is also a good chance he’d rather go to the NL. Might be worth the risk, particularly if the scenario you present comes to fruition.

    • Esteban

      If he likes the money he could get, or thinks that’s more money than he could get elsewhere, he would accept arbitration.

  • Esteban

    Looked safe initially, but ooo nice tag Robbie.

  • Reggie C.

    Didn’t bring it up in yesterday’s game thread, so i’ve got to say …

    SANTONIO HOLMES is going to be a Sanchez’s home-run HITTAH! Did you see that shake-and-bake/ stutter move and subsequent catch. That dude nearly went full horizontal on that catch. Sanchez is so lucky.

    • Esteban

      People watch preseason football?

      • Reggie C.

        Hard Knocks.

        • matt montero

          That was legen.. wait for it…. DARY!

        • Esteban

          AHhhh I see, and I apologize.

    • Pat D

      Too easy to make a Santonio Holmes joke there.

    • Poopy Pants

      Jersey Jets, yo!

  • Jersey Johnny

    Is Marcus Thames this year’s Eric Hinske?

  • Mushy Carl

    You guys think Thames will be back next year?

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

    Is the new reliever a K-Rod body double?

  • Meat Loaf

    Via Gameday: “Kansas City Royals center fielder Gregor Blanco left the game due an injured head.”

    Why am I laughing?

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

      I always enjoy when Gameday says “______ was ejected for arguing.” I thought they’d be ejected for wanting a sandwich!

    • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

      I hope the guy is okay, but I laughed too if it makes you feel better.

      • Meat Loaf

        It does, thank you.

    • David

      Because you’re a cruel and sick person. Just like me

  • Meat Loaf

    Hey, it’s that imposter Tex we used to have. Isn’t there still a chance he is back in our org. by the end of the year?

    • matt montero

      I thought he went to Seattle? But anyway, at this point, he probably wouldn’t be back anyway.

      • Meat Loaf

        Seattle waived him and KC picked him up. If KC waved him, would we get him back?

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

          Yes, as long as every other team passes on him first and it happens before the season ends.

          • Meat Loaf

            Thanks Mike. I could have sworn the player is immediately offered back to the team, IE we should have gotten him back from Seattle. I had no idea everyone else could grab him first.

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

              Yeah, the entire point of the Rule 5 Draft is to get a player to the big leagues and keep him there. Going back to his original team is always the last option.

  • Jim S

    Not that it’s remotely impressive, but no mention of the CS by Cerv?

    • Pat D

      Bob Cerv is still playing?

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

      I was happy. It was really more due to Cano, though.

      /Debbie Downer’d

  • wow

    Cervelli

    • Meat Loaf

      Sucks.

      • wow

        hard.

  • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

    I didn’t even notice Gardner is not playing today. Hopefully he comes back tomorrow like it’s the first half of the season!

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

      Girardi said in an interview today that he thinks he’s wearing down a bit, so an off day was in order.

      BTW-He said with the 100 degree heat they’ve been playing in some of his older players like Jeter and Alex will be rested soon as well.

  • matt montero

    Imagine if Kila was on the Yankees, what John Sterling would do for his homerun call?

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

    WTF, ump.

    #wesaythiseverynight

  • Jose the Satirist

    The Royal have 7 hits and 1 walk through 6 innings. CC has thrown 71 pitches. That is surprisingly low.

    • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

      CC has only struck out 2.

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

      They’re swinging at the first pitch a lot.

  • JM

    What is an average OPS? I was discussing it with a friend and I said about .800 and I wanted to know if I was in the neighborhood.

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

      It differs from year to year (I’m sure there’s somewhere to look it up on BB-Ref but I can’t find it… bah) but .800 is a solidly above average if not amazing OPS right now, I think, and it has been for a while. In like 2000 it might have been average haha.

      • forensic

        .733 this year
        .749 in 2005
        .782 in 2000

        Quite a difference, as you said.

        • forensic

          1996 the AL average was .795. Yikes.

    • Jose the Satirist

      I’d bet around .750

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

      The other day I looked at Granderson’s B-Ref page. He had a .730-something OPS and a dead even 100 OPS+.

      • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

        There you go.

        On a side note, I was surprised that his WAR is almost the same as Damon, despite Johnny having a better year with the bat. His fielding has been a plus this year.

        • Jose the Satirist

          Don’t forget positional adjustment.

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

            And that Granderson missed a month with injury.

    • forensic

      The average team OPS (which is basically the same as breaking it down to average player) is .733 this season (.738 AL, .729 NL).

    • JM

      Thanks guys (and gal)

  • forensic

    Doesn’t it feel like this game should be like 7-1 by now? Kind of disappointing/frustrating that it’s still so close. One bad inning and they could be on the wrong end of the score. At least it seems like CC could be good for the whole 9 tonight.

  • Mushy Carl

    Please don’t roll over on a sinker

    • forensic

      At least Swisher was going so it wasn’t a complete killer.

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

    Where’s that dude who babbled on about how we never play small ball any more? Normally guys like that LOVE plays like the last one.

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

      Facts on the ground that interfere with a particular commenter’s narrative are never acknowledged

  • forensic

    Cano:

    14 IBB’s his first 5 years total
    12 IBB’s this year already

    He’s got time to double his career total the way it’s going.

  • Carlosologist

    Robbie has set a career high in walks with 40. Tex gets around 40 in late May – early June.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      If Nick Johnson kept the same walk rate (24.5%) and had the same amount of PAs as Cano coming into today (482), he would’ve had 118 walks by now.

      • Carlosologist

        That’s impressive. The single season record is 198, so had NJ kept that BB rate, he would have probably broken the record.

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          He was averaging 4.0833 PA/G in 24 games. Extrapolating that out to 162 games, that’s ~662 PA. Assuming the 24.5% walk rate, that’s ~163 walks.

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

        That is awesome but there’s pretty much no way he would’ve kept that BB% up over a whole season. You’d have to figure that his BA would go up (what was it, like .167?) and his BB% would go down.

    • forensic

      It’s nice talking about Cano’s walks, but only considering non-intentional walks it doesn’t look like quite as much of an improvement.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        He’s already tied his career high in NIBBs with over a month in the season to go; that’s an improvement.

        • forensic

          He had 34 NIBB’s in 2007. He has 28 so far this year. That 28 ties last year, not career high.

          Yeah, it’s a little better overall, but it’s not an extremely stark difference.

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          And, predictably, his walk rate is up over 3%.

  • forensic

    So, the recent slower pace of commenting more due to the terrible announcers, the kind of blah game, or the hangover from the Texas series?

    Or maybe just my rambling if you would prefer…

    • matt montero

      Yea Flahrety really isn’t workin for me.

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

      Probably a combination of the last two.

      • forensic

        Thanks. :-(

  • Meat Loaf

    Great pronunciation, Flash!

    “Hey fans, come on out for… Plush… Whistle… Night…”

    He is awful. Why did they decide to let him split play by play with Kenny?

  • JFH

    low profile game and expected W for the evening. but if you wanted real entertainment value, sosh was hilarious today.

    • JFH

      sorry. that was supposed to be a reply to fornesic.

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

      SOSH is amazing right now. I’m still reading their game thread from today.

      /schadenfreude’d

      • Kit

        Out of curiosity, what is SOSH? *new at this*

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

          Sons of Sam Horn, the big Red Sox forum. It’s been around forever. Like, since 1999, no joke. They are terrifying and unabashedly vicious. The hostility there actually scares me.

          …and they are FUCKING HILARIOUS to read when the Red Sox have crushing losses. I love how a lot of their thread today is just them crying over how they wish they had Mo. >:D

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

            Heh at “since 1999″ being forever. In internet terms!

            • Kit

              LOL. I was 11, so that seems like forever to me.

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

                Yeah, I was… 12? 13?

          • Kit

            Wow, that sounds hilarious. I’ll check it out in a bit so I too can share in the laughter. If I was a fan of any other team (throws up a little), I would also wish my team had Mo.

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

              Here’s where the bottom of the 9th inning starts, pretty much.

              http://sonsofsamhorn.net/topic.....e__st__220

              Be prepared to read a lot of naughty language and Yankee-bashing signatures.

              • Kit

                I’m not even done reading this and I’m laughing. I hope that’s normal. I loved the “pimp slap the Jays” comment that ends up biting them in the ass. Love it.

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

                  It’s amazing.

                  I just found this on Mo’s loss Tuesday:
                  “They forgot to tuneup the cyborg. It happens.”

                  • Kit

                    LOL. Jealous, much?

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

          Sons of Sam Horn–their comments are a cesspit

  • http://twitter.com/tjamato T.J.

    “We all know that sometimes Cocoa can be hot”

    /dead

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Is it just me or does Curtis look a little more closed off than normal?

  • candyforstalin

    isn’t it funny that brian cashman’s only bad move all year (marcus thames) is probably the most successful?

    • http://twitter.com/tjamato T.J.

      How can it be a bad move and be the most successful?

    • matt montero

      Why was it a bad move?

    • Carlosologist

      If a bad move is good, then doesn’t that mean it was good?

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

      How was Thames a bad move? They needed someone to hit lefties off the bench and it’s not like he cost a ton of money. I wasn’t expecting him to be this productive when he does play, though. Nice.

      Heh, remember how he had a really bad ST and no one wanted him on the team though?

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        We were all like “OMG Jamie Hoffmann!”

      • candyforstalin

        he’s strictly a dh. no nick johnson’s injury and no jacksonian babip and he would be playing somewhere else.

    • Kit

      I just checked the score and I noticed the Yankees are winning. I think you might have arrived on the wrong day/time.

      /kidding, but maybe not.

      • candyforstalin

        ?

        • Kit

          Wasn’t sure if you were a troll or what.

  • Pat D

    Glad to see some small ball tonight. I’m not the one complaining about it, but it does seem that they’ve struggled with it at times this year.

    Of course, I think people said that’s why they wouldn’t win last year and I think it worked out ok.

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

      Yeah, I admit I enjoy seeing smallball.

      …not as much as I enjoy seeing grand slams and shit though. ;P

    • Jim S

      I’d be more OK with it if we were doing it against like, Cliff Lee. Shouldn’t need small ball against the Royals and Bruce Chen. Granted, this lineup shouldn’t need small ball against anyone.

      Better than nothing, though.

  • Esteban

    Question: If you had to pick one Yankee to impregnate your wife, who would you pick?

    • Jim S

      Mo. Maybe my kid will inherit his cutter.

    • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

      A-Rod, no question. I’d love to raise a centaur.

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

      Since I’m a straight female, can I just use myself for this question? Andy Pettitte.

      bexy being bexy.

      • Esteban

        sorry, yes absolutely. If that’s whose genes you want your kids to have.

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

          Yep. And we can like… try a lot, right?

          I’ll stop.

          • Esteban

            Calm down there haha.

      • matt montero

        Teixeira?

        • matt montero

          btw read it quickly i thought which yankee wife was hottest…

    • Apollo22237

      Does Cashman count… Ninja baby?

      • forensic

        ietc

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

    Grandy really is a pretty good defensive outfielder. Yeah I said it.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Yes, yes he is.

  • Mushy Carl

    Why did he decide to squeeze CC?

  • forensic

    CC not a big fan of Cederstrom right now.

  • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

    CC for the ninth?

  • http://twitter.com/faketaleb Nom Chompsky

    I know you can’t predict baseball ™, but it is always funny to hear an announcer say something like:

    “You know, if he gets an inside pitch he can cheat on this game could be tied…weak grounder to the pitcher.”

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

    Unrelated to the game so apologies, but Jonathan Broxton really has not been the same since the Yankee series.

    Torre, you were a really good manager for a while. But I do not miss the way you murdered relief pitchers after about 2003 or so, and I thank Mo that you didn’t kill Mo.

    • Jim S

      Girardi is the anti-Torre. Torre kills relievers in the first half of the year so they suck down the stretch, Girardi seems to understand the concept of rest.

      Watching the dodgers collapse today makes me REALLY agree with you re: Torre. Fun 5-6 years, don’t miss him anymore.

    • JohnnyC

      2003? Torre is a chronic offender going back to Steve Bedrosian in the early ’80s with Atlanta.

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

        Good point, I suppose it’s just more noticeable in the latter years of Torre’s Yankee years.

    • forensic

      His OPS against is nearly 400 points higher since then, and that’s with nearly the same BABIP. ERA more than 7 runs higher. Kind of crazy.

      • Jim S

        Fun anecdote: He blew the game today allowing 4 runs on one hit, the game winning double. Everything else? 2 walks, hbp, error on a scorched ground ball to 3rd(which in fairness, Blake should have had).

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

          They traded Carlos Santana for that guy!!!!!

          I am never getting over that trade. Never.

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

      Including that 4-run meltdown to the Yankees and tonight, Broxton’s ERA since June 27th is 9.88

  • forensic

    Finish it off CC!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Not sure if I like sending CC out there right now. He hasn’t thrown a ton of pitches, but over 100 is more than enough considering the heat.

  • Kit

    I don’t like the thought of CC going CG in August. I get the reason why, but I feel like the high pitch count isn’t healthy despite his work horse mentality.

    • Mushy Carl

      He has 108 pitches man.

      • Kit

        But it’s hot. And also, he’s pitched a couple of 100+ pitch games already.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        It’s a bajillion degrees.

  • Mushy Carl

    Nice bloop hits

  • Mushy Carl

    Why do this Joe why?

  • memday

    STUPID unnecessary move girardi…stop fucking miocro managing..

  • UncleArgyle

    Taking out CC is pure over managing

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

    Really? going to pull him with 2 outs?

  • forensic

    Ok Robertson. You finish it off now!

  • TERPSandYANKSfan

    I do not think we have had a nine inning complete game this year. I wanted this one.

  • Mushy Carl

    So stupid. He lets him throw 125 vs Clevland when hes losing but won’t let him get a complete game at 110?

    And this happens. Way to go Joe.

    • Jim S

      88 degrees in cleveland, over 100 in KC.

    • Chris

      Maybe the fact that it’s like 100 degrees has something to do with it?

      No, that’s not possible. The only possible explanation is that you know more about how CC is doing than Joe.

      • Not Tank the Frank

        Stop making excuses for someone who’s proven time and again to be an awful manager. CC’s thrown 110 pitches in this heat, he can’t possibly face another batter can he????

        If you’re worried about the heat, don’t let him start the 9th. That’s a terrible excuse.

        • Chris

          Girardi has proven time and again that he’s an excellent manager (in particular with respect to bullpen management).

          Somehow he manages to consistently have his best relievers pitcher the most innings and has them pitch in the highest leverage situations. He does that while not over using his best relievers or under using his worst. A lot of his decisions about which reliever to use are not based solely on one game, but based on the last few games and the next few. It’s a very challenging balancing act, but one that Girardi has managed quite well.

          Please explain to me some of the stupid moves that he’s made. And if you come back and complain that he gives his best players days off or doesn’t always use his best reliever, then I’ll say you’re right and try to explain why that makes him a good manager and not a bad one.

          • Jim S

            Don’t worry, he hasn’t actually argued anything besides “Girardi is a terrible manager.”

            I wasted my breath too. Some people just don’t want to listen.

  • Esteban

    poop

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

    Oh boy. Just get the next guy.

  • UncleArgyle

    Yup. That’s what happen

  • memday

    fucking idiot girardi

  • Meat Loaf

    So help me God if we lose this game…. I will do nothing, nothing will change, and the Yankees will be the best team in baseball still.

    But I’ll be crabby.

  • Accent Shallow

    Willie F. Bloomquist.

  • forensic

    Ugh, sort of sleepwalking through this game coming back to potentially bit them now, as said before…

    http://riveraveblues.com/2010/.....nt-1030460

  • TERPSandYANKSfan

    LOL at this.

  • Kit

    It’s the lack of high socks, David. *scolds*

    • Apollo22237

      Yep, if he had the high socks, the pants wouldn’t have prevented him from picking up that ball. No I am not being sarcastic, I agree with you.

      • Kit

        Seriously. He should dress appropriately for these games.

  • Jersey Johnny

    Bring in Joba.

  • Apollo22237

    We have been all laughing about how bad Betemit is… he better not get his revenge.

  • Jim S

    Oh phew, this thread was much too calm for a Yankee game thread. Better now.

  • TERPSandYANKSfan

    I literally feel terribly for CC.

  • Jersey Johnny

    What would Torre do?

  • Nintendo vs Sega

    Girardi is an idiot!

    • Kit

      There you are! And here we thought we were going to have a quiet night of people not spewing nonsense.

      • Nintendo vs Sega

        Go fuck yourself loser!

        • Kit

          No thanks. I’m good. I’m also laughing at you, by the way. Because you’re a child, and it amuses me.

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

          That’s not very nice.

        • Apollo22237

          Woah, woah, woah… not neccessary.

    • Chris

      You’re right. He should have left in his starter who had already thrown 110 pitches in 100 degree weather and was tiring. Or he should have Torre’d his 40 year old HOF reliever for a mid-August game against the Royals.

      Wait. Both those options sound pretty stupid.

  • Jersey Johnny

    Oh fuckity fuck fuck.

  • memday

    lost game…pls fucking fire this moron girardi

    • Jim S

      did you watch the dodgers game?

    • Esteban

      and the troll/sky is falling crowd comes out.

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

    Oh lordy. Get the next guy, please.

  • http://twitter.com/faketaleb Nom Chompsky

    Oh God, Joba’s infected Robertson with his terrible-BABIP voodoo.

  • Hummingbird S.

    this is disturbing..

  • Jim S

    Zen baseball.

  • Mushy Carl

    How in the hell do you take your ace out of this game? How!

    • Jim S

      Because he had 110 pitches in 100+ degree weather?

      • Mushy Carl

        Then why let him start the inning?

        • Jim S

          Because he didn’t have 110 pitches at the start of the inning?

          • Mushy Carl

            You can’t be serious.

            • Chris

              He didn’t have 110 pitches at the start of the inning, so I think he was serious. And probably accurate.

            • Jim S

              He had what, 102 to start the inning? Without unfortunate babip luck the game ends at 110. Given 2 baserunners, and only 1 out, it’s going to take at least 10 more pitches to finish the game, and it’s 100 degrees out.

              I’m serious, Girardi’s serious, and despite his flaws, bullpen and rotation management are 2 of his strong suits.

              • forensic

                Well, it was 2 outs, so really it could’ve been one pitch to end the inning the way they swing.

              • Mushy Carl

                Because CC never pitched in the heat before? Let D-Rob start the inning fresh if heat was a problem. CC can pitch out of a jam.

                • Jim S

                  CC can pitch out of a jam, yes. But to do so would require more, higher stress pitches, on an arm that has thrown a ton of innings this year, not to mention someone we desperately need come october.

                  forensic, it could have been, but kendall certainly battled up there and could have done the same thing against CC.

                  All i’m saying is Girardi’s decision was hardly stupid.

                • Jim S

                  It sounds like you’d never be in favor of taking CC out in the middle of an inning. If this were the 7th instead of the 9th would that have made a difference to you? AKA would you have been ok with it if a complete game weren’t on the line?

  • UncleArgyle

    Who died and made us the Red Sox?

  • Jersey Johnny

    94? There must be something wrong with the radar gun.

    • Hummingbird S.

      gameday has him at 94mph as well

  • Apollo22237

    No Passion!!!

  • JohnnyC

    Don’t hang one.

  • Jersey Johnny

    Fuck you Kendall, lean in one more goddamned time!

  • Kevin

    Where the hell is Mo?

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

      He doesn’t pitch three nights in a row.

      • Chris

        Apparently people think that a mid-August game against the Royals is more important than Mo’s health.

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

          It’s a PLAYOFF PREVIEW!!!!!!!

  • Not Tank the Frank

    What IS awful managing if this is not?

    • Not Tank the Frank

      Woops I forgot about Torre. Silly me!!!!!

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

    never in doubt.

    • Jersey Johnny

      With Girardi, it’s always in doubt. The guy’s a fucking micro-manager. Just like my fucking boss.

      • Chris

        So pulling your starter at 110 pitches on a 100 degree night is over managing?

    • memday

      thats cos ure as dumb as he is..lucky escape

      • Jersey Johnny

        The hell is your problem?

      • Kit

        Can you learn how to spell and punctuate sentences before calling people dumb? Bex didn’t make any sort of impolite comment, so there’s no need for that.

        • memday

          u can go giggle his wiggle if it bothers u so much…

          • Kit

            It does bother me. Go to school and learn something– preferably how to be polite, spell, and punctuate your sentences.

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

        Well now you hurt my feelings.

  • http://twitter.com/faketaleb Nom Chompsky

    Beautiful pitch.

  • Jersey Johnny

    Motha fucka!!!

  • Nintendo vs Sega

    Joe is still dumb!

  • Apollo22237

    That curveball had PASSION!!!

  • Meat Loaf

    I peed a little.

    • Kit

      It was mean of me, but I laughed a little at this.

  • Accent Shallow

    Gotta love Robertson dropping a deuce on Kendall.

  • UncleArgyle

    See I told you it was the right move to bring in Robertson

  • memday

    did he bet against the team or something

    • Esteban

      Where did you come from all of a sudden?

  • Esteban

    Trolls can go away again- they won.

  • forensic

    Whew…

    Just couldn’t get one more inning like the other 8, huh guys?

  • Jim S

    Like I said, Zen baseball. It really is hysterical how…hysterical…these threads get when you get into tough situations.

  • Kit

    BUT GIRARDI IS A TERRIBLE MANAGER!!1!1! We were supposed to lose this game!!!!

    • Not Tank the Frank

      YEAH! Because they won it must mean he’s TEH GREATEST MANAGER!! TEH 27!!!!11!Stop

      • Jim S

        I really don’t understand this. How is he terrible? Because he didn’t leave CC in? Just that?

        Would you rather Torre come back?

      • Kit

        Did I say he was the greatest manager ever, and was I talking to you? No I wasn’t, so calm your ass down and go pick a fight with someone else.

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

          ilu Kit.

        • Not Tank the Frank

          I’m sorry I thought I was on a message board where one could respond freely to other’s posts but imustbemistakensorry!

          • Jim S

            I’m serious, how is he a bad manager, using only this game as evidence? I’ve seen “GIRARDI SUCKS” but zero explanations as to why, besides, “let CC finish the game.”

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

            Meh, this is true, I just don’t know if your response was really warranted to what she said. She didn’t say he was the greatest manager ever, but people were like “HE WANTS TO LOSE THE GAME!!!” no, no he doesn’t.

            (I’m trying to play Kumbaya here because you are cool! And Kit is cool! And you should be friends!)

            • forensic

              Can’t we all just get along???

              • Kit

                I wouldn’t be opposed to getting along at all. I like to think I’m actually quite rational, but I don’t take lightly to someone being irrationally condescending when they’re not being addressed directly. I’ll admit to being a bit of an ass to some people, but I do it in jest, and if they take it seriously, that’s on them.

                • forensic

                  I know, I don’t blame you.

                  My sad attempt a humor just did a complete face-plant, and then got hit by a bus.

                  Sorry.

          • Kit

            You are mistaken. Don’t respond to me like I’m a push over or a child. If you have something important to say, then say it and don’t be condescending. You’d be respected more for it. I wasn’t even addressing you directly, so the reaction you had to that was way too strong for something that I meant as a joke. You’re free to have your own opinions here and people won’t take offense to it, but don’t condescend to anyone directly. It’s rude and you look like an ass at the end of the day.

            • Not Tank the Frank

              I’m not mistaken. I’m free to respond to any post in any manner I see fit so long as I don’t break any board rules…such as saying someone looks like an ass for instance. I construed your original post as condescending. And whether you intended the post for me or not is completely irrelevant. Once you post on this board you post it for all to see and to react to. And if you post something in a condescending way you should expect to be reacted to in kind. You shouldn’t try to act like you run shit around here telling people where/when and how to react to your posts.

              My reaction to your post was no stronger than your original post. No more or less. It was obviously meant to poke fun at those who aren’t a fan of Girardi’s managing. My post was to poke fun at you for doing so. Basically, if you’re going to dish it out, you better be able to take it.

              • Kit

                I can take it, trust me. But I wasn’t being condescending towards you, while in return, you were. Had you had something intelligent or rational to say, I would’ve sat there and responded to you in a polite manner. While this is an open forum, you have no right to speak to me as if I’m a child. You can react to whatever you want. I wouldn’t take offense to it. I was clearly joking and poking fun at the chicken littles, and you were not. You took offense to a comment I made, twisted it, and ended up looking like a fool for it. I never said Girardi was a good manager. Do you see that anywhere up there? Tell me. Do you? Because I don’t see it. I was clearly joking, you know, like most people do here. Do most people not joke along? Usually they do, you however, took it personally, and reacted as if I had just punched your mother or something. If you felt disrespected, that wasn’t my original intention. And yes, you can comment on whatever you like, but if you think that gives you the right to be completely rude and childish for absolutely no reason– and I mean no reason because you weren’t addressed directly and I wasn’t being intentionally rude to you– you are sorely mistaken.

    • Apollo22237

      I gotta admit, it was funny to see the change in the game thread once the game got a little closer.
      It was like a family reunion.

      • Esteban

        Seriously, where do they come from?

        • Kit

          I have no idea, but I wish they would all go back to where they came from.

          • Apollo22237

            That’s racist?

            • Kit

              Now that’s racist.

  • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

    Awesome win! I’m a little disappointing CC didn’t get a complete game, but a win is a win. Also, despite almost losing the game, D-Rob is climbing up my “favorite Yankee” ladder.

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

    Trolls, get the fuck out of here. We won, after all.

    • Jim S

      but girardi sucks! he bet against the team! he can’t manage! bring back torre! robertson has no passion! why isn’t mo in? why take CC OUT?

      …that’s all I’ve got, i’m sure there’s more.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Phew. That was close.

  • wow

    all too close…

  • http://twitter.com/dpatrickg Dirty Pena

    Better fantasy package: Danks, Pagan, Pence/Vlad/A. Jones (pick one of 3) OR Carpenter, Hart, Victorino. Steals/avg are important.

  • BigBlueAL

    I am a pretty well-known Girardi hater, but cant fault him at all for how he managed the 9th inning tonight.

    • Jim S

      Noooo stop with the sanity! We want overreactions!

  • Apollo22237

    Playoff Preview?

  • Apollo22237

    I am interested in what percentage the traffic on the site increased during the past 10 minutes of that game.

    • Esteban

      The typical trolls all came out: Jersey Johnny, Nintendo vs. Sega, etc.

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

        rereading this thread, Jersey Johnny is waaaay less of a troll than Nintendo vs. Sega. I think he was here pretty much the whole time. He just had that one batshit crazy first post a while ago, IIRC.

        • Jersey Johnny

          I’m not a troll, I may be irrational at times (ok most of the time) but being a Jets fan as well has the “something’s gonna go wrong” mentality in me.

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

            Hah, at least you have a good sense of humor about it.

            (Also you could be a Jets/Mets fan. That’d be worse.)

  • Hummingbird S.

    Why is everybody complaining, we won with Robertson on the mound. Isn’t he one of the good pitchers in the ‘pen? I could understand the complaints if Joe had pitched Gaudin in that situation..

    • Jim S

      Lol I can only imagine if Gaudin had come in. How insane would this place have gone?

  • forensic

    It’s amazing what happened here in the 5 seconds after that double. It’s like they all had comments typed out and were waiting all night to just click Submit.

    • Apollo22237

      Honestly, you’re right it was crazy. I made a comment about Betemit and it was lost in 100 posts all at the same time.

      • forensic

        I can picture the RABbi’s right now reading this laughing knowing that they had some sort of filter on all these comments all night and then decided to flip the switch letting them in to mess with those of us already here.

    • JFH

      lol! it is amazing how worked up we all get. though i was not on the ledge tonight.

  • Zooboy

    Still fascinated with the win possibility going UP after Anrus’ triple last night even though he was still just the tying run. Anything similar tonight?

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

    Eh. Feel taking CC out with 2 outs in the inning was unnecessary. just micro managing to the 1000th degree. Let the big man get out of his own mess in that spot.

    • Jim S

      It was micro managing, but when did micro managing become a bad thing? And I hardly think it was to the 1000th degree. CC had a lot of pitches on a really hot day, and had gotten himself into trouble. His next pitches would have been much higher stress.

      Save him for October, baby.

      • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

        Completely understand.

        but sometimes i think you just let your big man get out of it. I mean we’re talking about 2 outs already.

        whats he going to do? give up a 2 run double to bloomquist? hmmmm

        • Jim S

          And if he had given up a 2 run double to bloomquist, the insanity here would have been clamoring for girardi’s head for leaving him in too long.

          Being an MLB manager sucks, I like giving Girardi the benefit of the doubt.

          Again, you can argue either side, I’m hardly saying I’m 100% right and there’s no room for other opinions. But people acted as though Girardi had thrown the game or something.

          • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

            whoa there…don’t lump me into the “clamoring for girardi’s head for leaving him in too long.” crowd.

            my questioning is taking him out with 2 outs. thats all. i’ve already let CC face the tying run once and he got a ground ball.

            if i’m going to allow him to go ahead and face the tying run with 1 out then why not with 2? thats all.

            • Jim S

              Didn’t mean to lump you in, I was just pointing out why I was defending Girardi. Sorry if I came across that way.

              You just hardly ever see anyone compliment a manager, it’s either negativity or no comment.

              Girardi certainly does some unorthodox things, but given his track record with our rotation/bullpen, I’ll defer to him. You’re obviously free to disagree, and I’ll try to rationally defend him.

              • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

                yeah i gotcha, jim.

                and i really don’t get on Girardi a lot. I find myself defending him a good bit. but when he does something i may disagree with i’ll try and let it be known in logical, rational way.

  • Adam

    haha, was offline tonight, but just starting reading the thread from the bottom up. Good times, good times. Good, crazy times of course.

  • Carlosologist

    Legit insanity towards the end. Thankfully Robertson got out of it with the win intact.

  • forensic

    Personally my first choice would’ve been to let CC finish it and my second choice would’ve been Robbie after one guy got on (or to start the inning). I even would’ve considered Joba to start the inning.

    I kind of agree that taking him out at 2 outs is odd, but it’s not like it’s the worst move ever or an epidemic over-coming the team.

    Questioning moves is one thing, complete freak-outs and overreactions is too much.

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

      This all around.

    • Jim S

      This! Logic!

      I have no problem with people wanting CC to stay in the game. But calling Girardi an idiot over-managing loser because he brought in our 2nd best reliever to close out a mid-august game against the Royals is just crazy.

    • Kit

      While I disagree about CC completing the game, I understood why it would be reasonable to have him do it. The bullpen has been overworked recently, and they probably won’t have that much of a break in the future, but I was also worried about CC. Not only was it 99 degrees, but he’s also had a pitch count over 100 in a few of his starts, so my logic was that he was probably tiring faster in that heat and his arm has been a bit overworked. I could be wrong since CC loves hot weather, but I was just concerned about his arm and the heat.

      I do agree about the complete freak outs and overreactions. It was a bit too severe in this situation. What pissed me off was that they hadn’t said anything all night, but all of a sudden they come out of the wood work to complain.

    • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

      my issue is with pulling him with 2 outs. I’ve already let him face the tying run once. Give him another chance to get through it and if he doesn’t then pull him.

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

    Postgame: Joe said it was because of the heat and he was afraid CC was gonna cramp up if he left him in longer. (I would’ve probably kept him in, but I didn’t mind taking him out.)

    Can we all take a deeeeeeeeeep breath now?

    • Mushy Carl

      But he said CC loves the heat while laughing. Yeah.

  • Total Dominication

    I went to go get Ice Cream after the 8th (banana-cinamon, yum), and then I come back to see the thread. Everyone went batshit insane.

    • Total Dominication

      To think, I was about to post that this was the most boring, not that that’s a bad thing, but nonetheless the most boring win of the season.

  • Jim S

    I’m actually legitimately curious about something. If this had been with two out in the 7th instead of two out in the 9th, would people have been less annoyed at Girardi? Was the chance for a complete game the reason people were mad?

    • forensic

      Being a 3 run lead against the Royals with 2 outs, even in the 7th, I would’ve left him in. Maybe even more so then because there’s time after it if everything goes terribly wrong.

      • Jim S

        I just don’t think you’d have seen the same level of freaking out. Plus you’ve been pretty level-headed, and haven’t called for Girardi’s head.

        Damned if you do, damned if you don’t. I’m glad I don’t have to make the decisions Joe does, and honestly, even if he has his foibles, every other MLB manager does too. Not sure I’d rather have anyone else right now.

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

      If he took him out with two out in the 7th, considering his pitch count and how much the bullpen had been used over the past two days, I would’ve been extremely confused.

  • Not Tank the Frank

    Listen, I’m not a “troll.” I’ve been posting on this site longer than most people who were calling out trolls tonight have been posting. I’m also as intelligent about baseball as anyone. It’s an unfortunate misconception that you have to be some troll or a bridge-jumper in order to question a player or a managerial/front office move. That’s simply not the case and it needs to stop.

    That being said, taking out CC in this game just doesn’t make sense to me. The heat is going to be excuse number one in Girardi’s defense, but I won’t buy it for a minute. CC’s pitch count was not relatively high. CC has pitched in heat before (TWSS!). If you’re worried about your ace and want to play it safe then you don’t send him out for the 9th! Period. Or perhaps just send him out for the lefty. He was already at 100 pitches, the imaginary cut-off point for pitchers, so why send him out? Make a decision…Joe decided to let him go out and I believe CC deserved at least another batter to try and take it the distance. And a couple of bloop hits and 10 extra pitches shouldn’t change his rationale. You just can’t use the heat as an excuse when he’s already thrown over 100 pitches in that heat IMO.

    Basically, if you’re worried about the big man, have Robertson ready to pitch the start of an inning instead of waiting until the tying run is at the plate. It doesn’t make sense to me. With all of Girardi’s strengths, he’s been criticized many times for over-managing. It’s been a common complaint. This is the same manager that was willing to take CC out during his no-hitter. Now, I don’t want CC to reach Brandon Morrow or Edwin Jackson territory either, but that was overkill. If this isn’t a strong example of over-managing, then I don’t know what is. That is all.

    OMFG BUT GIRARDI IS TEH BESTEST MANAGER!1!!111<—These type of responses are completely annoying BTW.

    • Jim S

      Why didn’t you just say this first?

      Plus, you did the OMG!11!! thing too.

      This post, whether I agree with it or not, makes sense.

      I don’t think it was over-managing, I think it was just managing. I will always and forever lean on the side of caution with our starters. I want CC fresh for October, even if that means making some weird moves in August. The difference is, had he left CC in, I wouldn’t have freaked out, I would have given Girardi the benefit of the doubt.

      My problem is that it seems like you wouldn’t have given him credit for leaving CC in, yet you’re willing to jump all over Joe for taking him out. If you’re so against his over-managing, then come around to compliment him when he does something you agree with. Even if you have to be sarcastic.

      • Not Tank the Frank

        First of all, I have a very hard time not being sarcastic. Did I do the OMG!11 thing for real or just to poke fun??

        Second of all, no one can ever fault you for leaning on the side of caution. It’s just that, in my opinion, this was a little overkill; high temperatures or not. We’re not talking about record-setting heat in the middle of the day or anything. Of course, I wouldn’t be caught dead in that heat so who am I to say.

        I would have given Joe all the credit in the world had he made what I perceived to be the right decision. If you’re around here enough, you’ll see that I post my opinions during or very quickly after they are made, whether they work out or not…whether it’s a bullpen move, a bunt, or whatever.

        I happen to be biased against Girardi somewhat. I don’t think he’s a great manager. I don’t like his “small-ball” approach to the game etc. But this is a discussion for another day I suppose.

    • Kit

      Since I was the one who responded to you before, I’ll be the one to clear it up. First of all, I wasn’t calling you out as a troll at all. And I didn’t say Girardi was the best manager ever. You overreacted to a comment I made in jest and on top of that, you were condescending towards me when I clearly wasn’t addressing you directly.

      That being said, I respect your opinion in regards to questioning Girardi’s managing. You’re free to do so. People may disagree, but as long as you do it intelligently without starting an irrational argument, no one will get on your case for it. While I disagree with you, you do have valid points and arguments. I’m not here to start arguments with anyone. In fact, I think most of the people here are not only intelligent but articulate and respectable sports fans, and that includes you when you’re not being condescending and disrespecting me for no reason.

      • Not Tank the Frank

        Hey, I’m not talking to you!!!

        /Kit’d

        No, no, no I won’t go there. I’m kidding. I’m sorry if I offended you. I think I mentioned this in response to you above but a post that is made in jest such as yours is open to be responded to in kind. It really wasn’t made to make you feel slighted. It was simply my way of saying; winning the game isn’t proof that Girardi made the right decision.

        I probably should have just posted it that way – but again – I felt your original post was sarcastic and so I posted in kind.

        Anyway, thanks for the response. I look forward to arguing with you in the future :-)

        • Kit

          Yay, I get my own meme!

          It’s fine, apology accepted. I may have also had a bit of an overreaction, but I don’t take too kindly to having my words twisted around and I felt that was what you did. I apologize for having that strong of a reaction though. I look forward to arguing with you as well.

  • Jim S

    On a less argumentative note, YAY WIN! Yay best record in baseball, yay CC, yay Robertson, yay Granderson hitting a lefty, and yay bed.

    • Betty Lizard

      Goodnight CC, goodnight moon
      Goodnight Grandy and the red balloon

      Goodnight bowl, goodnight mush
      Goodnight to Girardi, whispering “Hush!”

  • Pat D

    I was driving home during the bottom of the ninth. That was aggravating.

    I wouldn’t have taken out Sabathia, but…what do I know? Obviously Girardi and Eiland know him better than I do.

  • larryf

    In all these conversations about Girardi and CC we should consider that Girardi was a catcher and he probably talks to CC (and whoever else) during a commercial and goes over his plan for the next inning in these late in the game situations. I would think the ultimate decisions are somewhat mutual. We haven’t had too many Lackey-tantrums out there!