Aug
17

Game 119: Ace vs. Ace

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No CC, you're the man. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

With a struggling offense, it would stand to reason that the last thing the Yankees want to see tonight is a pitcher as great as Justin Verlander. Guys like that, guys who throw absurdly hard all game long with a breaking ball that starts at your head and ends up at the knees in the zone are never fun to face, but if nothing else, at least take solace in the fact that the Yanks have faced him before. They’ve run into a few pitchers they had never seen before in the last few games, so it’ll be nice to break up that monotony.

It’s a good thing the Yanks are countering with CC Sabathia, because they really need someone to go out and put an end to this losing streak. There’s few better at that than Sabathia. Here’s tonight’s starting nine, which is missing a few key players due to nagging injuries …

Brett Gardner, LF
Derek Jeter, SS
Mark Teixeira, 1B
Robbie Cano, 2B
Nick Swisher, RF
Jorge Posada, C – happy 39th birthday to Georgie
Marcus Thames, DH
Curtis Granderson, CF
Ramiro Pena, 3B

And on the bump, CC Sabathia.

First pitch is scheduled for a little after 7pm ET tonight and the game can be seen on My9. Try and enjoy it.

Categories : Game Threads
  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Remember when “ace” for the Yankees meant CMW? (Not so) Good times.

    • Alan

      CMW was pretty good during the ’06 and ’07 seasons, mang. Two straight years of 200ish innings pitched and 19 wins with a sub 4.00 era? I’m ok with this.

  • Poopy Pants

    Fora sec I thought Aceves was pitching. What a range of emotions I felt.
    Surprise, confusion, denial, acceptance, anger, humor, anger, humor, ambivalence.

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

    Try and enjoy it.

    (cries)

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

      This isn’t a mocking post, by the way. It’s pretty genuine. :(

  • Carlosologist

    RAB is moving up in the world. They’re advertising for Ford!

    Anyway, I hope Verlander gets shellacked because the Yanks have seen him before.

  • Brad Toughy

    In light of Posnanski’s Jeter vs. Mo debate, having a productive and healthy Jorge Posada has also been invaluable to the Yankees for the past 15 years.

    It’s insane that he spent zero days on the disabled list from the time he debuted in 1995 until 2008.

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

      Absolutely. And Bernie Williams isn’t going to get the credit because he’s not in the ~Core Four~ but he was incredibly important too. Maybe the single most important Yankee in the 1996-2001 period.

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

        I was just planning on making a Bernie Williams baseball secret. Keep your eyes peeled.

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

        Yep. Unfortunate for him that he didn’t have the longevity of the others.

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

      Seconded.

      All three should be in the Hall. It’s criminal that Jorge isn’t held in the same regard as his more celebrated teammates.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        +1

        I will be at the front of the Jorge-to-Cooperstown march.

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

          No you won’t cuz I am. ;P

          • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

            I’ve written two posts on the matter–one @ BBD that (I think) got eaten by the Tubes (Rob, are you out there to confirm) and one at TYU. Don’t make me whore myself out again and post that link.

            • Pat D

              Posada won’t make the HOF. I’ve said it before, and I’ll keep saying it.

              • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

                Doesn’t mean he shouldn’t.

                • Pat D

                  I don’t think he should either.

                  But I haven’t looked at his numbers that closely either.

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

                    1500+ games at catcher with a career .370 wOBA is Hall-worthy, without much debate, IMO.

                    • Pat D

                      I’m sorry, but anybody who brings up the hugely advanced sabrmetrics when discussing HOF potential to an actual HOF voter will be laughed at. No one is going to give a shit about his wOBA, and you know it.

                      They’ll see that he doesn’t have 2000 hits and things like that and decide he’s not worthy.

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

                      I didn’t think I was talking to a shithead BBWAA member, I was talking directly to you, Pat D. You said that you personally don’t think he should either.

                      I can bring up his wOBA to you, can’t I?

                    • Pat D

                      Well, yea, that’s true. You are talking to me. I didn’t realize his wOBA was so high.

                      I also try to leave out my personal feelings when assessing someone’s HOF chances. I’m more interested in figuring out what will happen rather than what I want to happen.

                  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

                    Since 1995, he’s been the best offensive catcher not named “Piazza.” His career WAR is impressive and ranks favorably amongst other HOF catchers. His numbers don’t jump out, but when his position is taken into consideration, they’re much, much better.

                    • Pat D

                      He’ll never be considered as good as Rodriguez, so that’s a big strike against him. Doesn’t mean he isn’t better, but that’s the common wrong perception.

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

                      Well, his career isn’t as good as Pudge’s. It’s not. Or Piazza’s. That doesn’t mean he’s not also HOF-worthy.

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

                I agree with you, and it’s quite sad to me (I think I’ve said before that I think Pettitte has more of a chance of getting in). Doesn’t mean he doesn’t deserve it.

                • Pat D

                  I don’t think he deserves it, but as I said, I haven’t looked that closely.

                  Pettitte is borderline, too. They’ll both likely be on the ballots for 15 years and not get in. Posada, I expect will poll similar to Joe Torre and Thurman Munson, while Pettitte will be in the Jack Morris/Tommy John range.

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

              I lost a tooth! I married a whore!

              • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

                Hangover?

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

                  Yes.

  • kelly

    so we’ve faced verlander before but he’s still a tough pitcher and with that fastball an offspeed to get us to chase will be frustrating

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

    I’ve never realized this but…
    Flash looks like a serial killer, something about his face…

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      It’s the eyes.

      • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

        The eyes are one thing, but that skin… I don’t know. I don’t remember him being this creepy looking.

        • Slappy White

          His second job is the grape punch server in a religious cult

          • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

            LOL, that explains it.

    • Cy Farnsworth

      Flash looks like a serial killer WB Mason.

      Who but?

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        …Can’t it be both?

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

    FIRE CASHMAN NAO!!!!!!

    /irrational “fan”

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

    This is gettin’ ri-god-damn-diculous.

    /FrankVitchard’d

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

    Well that didn’t take long.

  • Hummingbird S.

    not a good start..

  • Cy Farnsworth

    So…what’s up guys?

  • Mushy Carl

    right when I turned the game on the ball was flying over the wall.

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

    Am I allowed to just… laugh at that? As I cry?

  • Accent Shallow

    Austin Jackson?

    Oy.

  • Kit

    (laughing a little) Was not expecting that.

  • YankeesJunkie

    I know the Yankees will get out of this rut, but it is still fucking annoying and maddening as hell.

  • Pat D

    That wasn’t his first HR, was it?

    • Kit

      2nd of the season, I believe.

  • Not Tank the Frank
  • Mushy Carl

    omg Granderson

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

    Holy cow, Curtis.

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

      Austin who?

  • Cy Pettitte

    Granderson is seriously carrying this team right now

    • YankeesJunkie

      Carrying a team usually means winning.

    • YankeesJunkie

      However, that rest bit has done well for him so far.

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

    Grandy flashing that leather.

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

    Pffffft…showboat.

    Johnny Damon makes that play look easy.

  • Kevin

    Did Kay just speak alien?

  • Carlosologist

    Granderson with a spectacular play. First thing I see when I turn on the game.

  • Kit

    Granderson! I’m so glad he’s been hitting better and he’s still his usual defensively studly self. He’s been shutting a lot of people up.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Where’s CC’s velocity? He’s throwing 91-92mph according to gameday.

    • Slappy White

      Maybe he sat too close to Javy

    • YankeesJunkie

      Probably not completely all the way warmed up. Would not be surprised to see him at 93-95 by inning 2 or 3.

  • Nintendo vs Sega

    CC isn’t fooling anyone!

    • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

      Hey its YOU again!

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

      I prefer Playstation!

      • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

        This!

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

    1-0 in the first.

    I guess it would be wrong of me to declare the game over, as tempting as it is.

    • Not Tank the Frank

      Nope, Verlander gives up 5 runs through 6 on home runs by Cano and JoPo. Call your bookie…

  • Mushy Carl

    CC knows what hes doing. Gonna make sure the bats are ready early.

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

    I hate these stinking “Mister Opportunity” Honda commercials…

    • Esteban

      you’re just jealous he’s getting hotter chicks than you.

    • Pat D

      I hate car commercials.

      • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

        This is the reason I enjoy television when I’m traveling overseas, commercial breaks are not jam packed with car commercials.

  • YankeesJunkie

    To the Yankees Offense:

    Please score runs

    Sincerely,
    Yankees Junkie

  • Esteban

    How should I feel about Cashman after that inning? Ajax hit a homerun (so Cashman’s terrible) but Granderson made two great plays (so Cashman’s awesome). I’m so conflicted!!

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

    Would be funny if the Yankees stomp on Verlander…

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

    Run, hit and run, do something to avoid the GIDP.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Anyone else lose sound on YES for a moment?

    • Kit

      Yup. I also got some random static. Don’t know what that was about.

    • Esteban

      Yes, though My9.

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

      Yep. Went to static.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      And I should say My9. Habit.

  • Slappy White

    Jeter wouldnt dare ground into a 6-4-3 would he ?

  • Cy Farnsworth

    The replay of that double play makes me feel physically ill.

    • Esteban

      Seeing Valverde celebrate a save he didn’t deserve angers me.

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

    Hey Mike, Kim Jones said something that really grabbed my attention today doing a fill-in show on WFAN. A caller called up and suggested calling up Montero to get the offense going. She responded with something like this-

    “Well, every time you hear his name among the Yankee brass, they say he has an issue with his work ethic. And that’s the kind of tag that gets stuck to you forever”

    Woah! I heard Girardi and Long say he was “a little soft” in Spring Training, and I remember he had a run-in with his AAA manager that resulted in a short suspension. But the way she said it, it wasn’t just a one-time thing.

    Have you heard anything similar?

    • Kit

      What was the run in with his AAA manager? I hadn’t heard of that.

      • sangreal

        Not sure if this is what he was referring to, but Montero was benched for not running out a grounder earlier this year.

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

          That’s it.

          • Kit

            Oh okay. I heard about that then. I thought it was a bigger incident, a la Hanley.

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

      You lost me at “Kim Jones said something”.

      • Cy Farnsworth

        Coincidentally, that same phrase immediately grabbed Michael Kay’s attention.

    • Slappy White

      I had wondered if thats why they suddenly made him available for trades

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      I thought everyone said he’s been a good worker this year, really trying to improve himself as a catcher.

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

        Well, you wouldn’t expect the Yanks to broadcast something like that, it diminishes his value. That’s why it stuck out to me, I’m not sure she would say it again if someone in the Yanks heard that and had a word with her.

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

      #badattitude

  • Sheepmeister

    Never looked at the numbers, but did Jeter always have a high GIDP rate.

    • Esteban

      His top 6 seasons are all post 2004. But he’s not in uncharted territory now

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Some early runs could be huge tonight. The offense has gotta get turned around, and it might not happen if Verlander gets a chance to settle down.

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

    Verlander isn’t hitting the zone, some more free passes would be good.

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

    Verlander’s got AJ Disease tonight, fastball’s running all over the place.

  • Mushy Carl

    Who the hell is the guy screaming? Someone in the dugout?

    • Slappy White

      I hate that guy already. He reminds me of that fat ass that used to sit behind home plate at the Trop. Anyone remember that guy ?

  • Kit

    Is it wrong to secretly hope the Tiger’s bullpen pitchers hanging near the wall get hit in the face?

    • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

      No, we’re all secretly wishing for something funny to happen at the bullpen wall. Ball meets face would be hilarious.

      • Kit

        I wanted it to be more like ball meets face, somehow ricochets off and smacks the other guy. Two for the price of one.

    • Esteban

      I’d do it openly

  • Mushy Carl

    Smart play by Jackson? That’s what you’re suppose to do Michael Kay.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    No grounders, Robbie.

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      What if it’s a grounder into the right field stands.

      • Slappy White

        thats a helluva grounder

  • CS Yankee

    Gamecast has NY 62% PW on 3-1 Teix count & 58% after.

    Let’s go Cano!

  • Guest

    Please get the run in Robinson. Please.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Kay loves to spit that stat out, but never gives it any context. What’s the league average for getting the guy home w/less than two outs?

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

      From the earlier discussion:

      http://riveraveblues.com/2010/.....nt-1042049

      The Yankees are currently 4th best in the AL in runs scored per plate appearance with a runner on third and less than 2 outs.

      • Esteban

        It’s not about stats, it’s about feelings brah.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        I meant individually, but, yeah, I saw that earlier; thanks, Tommie.

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

          Ah, my bad.

  • Mushy Carl

    Why is he swinging at that :(

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

    What was RAB powered by before Ford?

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      You don’t wanna know.

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

        Come claim your throne, my master!

        /Evony’d

    • Esteban

      Chipotle and weed

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Run, Derek, run.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Send Jeter?

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

    Send Jeter on 3-2.

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

    Nice job by Robbie. 0-2 to a walk.

  • Esteban

    Something has to give.

  • Cy Pettitte

    nice AB from Cano battling back from 0-2, Swish will come through

  • YankeesJunkie

    Awesome at bat by Cano!

  • Carlosologist

    Look, offense!

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

    Nice, make him throw some more.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    No GIDP, no pop ups.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Wow, that was high.

  • YankeesJunkie

    WTF ump!!!

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

    ….C’MON!

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

    That was so not a strike. Dumb.

  • Hummingbird S.

    ridiculous called strike

  • Guest

    Runs are way more important, obviously, but I am paying close attention to pitch count here. Let’s get him out of here early.

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

    Runs!!!

  • Mushy Carl

    Swish!!!

  • Kit

    Alright, Swish!

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Man did we all need that.

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

      Perhaps this is the right week to quit sniffing glue after all.

  • Guest

    Thank you Nick. Thank you very much.

  • RalphieD

    as clutch a 2 rbi single in the first inning could be

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

    Everybody: EXHALE.

    • Esteban

      Nevar! Not until they win the WS.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Eeeeyyyyyyyy. Nice hittin’.

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

    SWISH!!!!

  • Esteban

    Swisher doesn’t slump.

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

    2 runs? in 1 game? in 1 inning? What is this madness?

  • Hummingbird S.

    Runs!!! Yay Swish!

  • Drew

    Swish is ridonk this year.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Yankees in 1/3 IP v Verlander: 2
    Yankees versus Crap and Scherzer the last two games:1

    • Drew

      /Sterling’d

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

    What happens when there are guys on base and you hit the ball and the guys cross the base??? What does that mean???

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

      Lemme go get the rulebook and find out. I’m not sure it’s happened before.

    • Kit

      I laughed.

    • Not Tank the Frank

      Philosophically?

    • Carlosologist

      CHANGE SCARES ME!!!!1one

  • Cy Farnsworth

    How sad is it that during Swisher’s entire at bat, I was thinking of how many runs we could score before Cervelli comes to bat?

    He’s not even in the lineup and he’s pissing me off!

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

      You’ve got shellshock.

      • Carlosologist

        Even better: Swishshock.

  • Esteban

    I would like for them to show some shots of Mrs. Posada.

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

        The 2nd is my favorite.

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

          That’s What Jorge Says

    • Not Tank the Frank

      There’s always the internet. The camera always seems to find those hellhounds.

    • Pete

      honestly, I think she’s a little scary looking

  • Guest

    32 pitches.

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

    Verlander’s got the Javy pitch count working.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Do it, Marcus.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Thames needs a HR to make up for the Ajax HR

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

    Cap this fucker, Thames

  • Mushy Carl

    Why not the Grandy man behind Posada :(

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

    Keep this up, run his count to 50 at least!!!

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Thamezzzzz.

  • Cy Pettitte

    worst GIDP ever

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      It’s up there.

    • Esteban

      Probs not worst than last night.

      • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

        No, Jeter’s GIDP last night drops his WAR to -50.0

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

        That.

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

    Dammit Marcus, you’re off the team.

    • Esteban

      Fact: You’re only as good as your last AB.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Damnit.

    Whatever, I’ll take what I can get at this point.

  • Mushy Carl

    Thanks Joe G!

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

    /facepalm

  • Slappy White

    Well That sucked

  • Guest

    Just got our first “You can’t predict baseball” Sterling/Waldman.

    • Esteban

      Must be a record for the longest thev’ve held out.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Not a good AB, Marcus. Make him throw you a strike, dude!

    • trueblue

      no shit… dude can’t hit the side of a barn and you bail him out. Terrible AB

  • hogsmog

    I think Jeter and Gardner should just switch spots… I don’t understand why Cap’n GIDP is behind the best obp on the team. Batting last reduces the times he’ll bat with runners on first, and we could run with that whole ‘second leadoff hitter’ thing.

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

    I should be pissed/disheartened by that DP, but I’m not going to be.

    We scored runs. Multiple ones. In the first inning.

    (breathes deeply)

    • trueblue

      Well at least it wasn’t a 2 run HR

    • ROBTEN

      Heck, I’m not even mad; that’s amazing.

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

    Damn…well 2 runs is a start, Maybe tomorrow we can go for 3 runs.

  • Nintendo vs Sega

    That’s why you don’t play vs right handers Timmy!

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

      I admire your ability to keep finding shit to complain about with exclamation points.

      (I’m lying, btw.)

      • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

        Lol

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

    At least they got Verlander’s pitch count up to 34 at the bottom of the 1st inning, now to work a 1-2-3 inning and bring him back out for some more work.

  • Guest

    35 pitches. 2 runs. Wish we had more, but that’s prett-ay, prett-ay, prett-ay good.

  • Hummingbird S.

    They kinda let him off the hook. But I’ll take the runs they scored.

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

      They kinda let him off the hook.

      /DennyGreen’d

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

    Alright, need a shutdown inning out of CC. Three quick outs, back in the dugout so Verlander gets as little a breather as possible.

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      Why don’t you want Verlander to get a breather? Isn’t that kind of mean spirited, Mike?

      • ItsaTarp

        if verlander can;t breathe he’ll be taken out of the game and we might be forced to face a pitcher we never seen before…which would mean we’re doomed.

  • Melvin FTW!

    I’m going to be going to the game Thursday afternoon. What should I say on my sign about Michael Kay?

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

      CONGRATS ON SETTLING DOWN, MICHAEL!
      (now you’ll never have to use a condiment again!)

      • YankeesJunkie

        +1

      • larryf

        Take that AJax!!!

    • mike c

      MICHAEL KAY IS A GIRL

      • Not Tank the Frank

        That’s racist.

    • Kit

      Be less creepy, Michael. And that laugh? Not cute.

      • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

        I love Michael’s laugh.

        • Kit

          It makes me cringe.

          • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

            haha

    • Not Tank the Frank

      Paste a photo of Kim Jones with the headline “I Love You Michael!”

    • Drew

      Pastadiving ©

    • Cy Farnsworth

      “You owe Chien Ming Wang a no-hitter”

      • Melvin FTW!

        I think this one wins. I was thinking about “See Ya! That’s what Michael Kay said to Chien Ming Wang’s no-hitter”

      • Melvin FTW!

        I think we have a winner! I was thinking about “See Ya! That’s what Michael Kay said to Wang’s no-hitter”

        • Melvin FTW!

          Apologies for duplicateish comment. The first one said it did not go through

  • YankeesJunkie

    Yankees just need to keep working Verlander. No need to give him an easy 8 pitch inning.

  • Not Tank the Frank

    I’d like to see CC take a little more off his change. I mean, it’s working fine for him as is but I think it could potentially be even more affective with more variance in velocity.

  • Guest

    SHUT. DOWN. INNING.

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

    Good inning, Big man.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Granderson payback baby

  • Esteban

    Take that AJax

  • Mushy Carl

    Grandy man!!!!

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

    Curtis Granderson is a straight pimp.

  • pat

    SIMMA!

  • Carlosologist

    GRANDERSON IS THE FUCKING MAN

  • Cy Farnsworth

    I’m liking this version of Curtis Granderson.

    The Grandy Man Does.

  • Nintendo vs Sega

    Welcome back Grandy!

    • Esteban

      A positive comment! It’s a festivus miracle! Rejoice!

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

        Now if we could only get rid of that superfluous exclamation.

        • Esteban

          Baby steps tommie, baby steps.

      • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

        Now for the Airing of Grievances, Nintendo vs Sega calm down with the exclamation marks.

  • Not Tank the Frank

    Somebody’s looking sort of GRANDISH!!!

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

    GRANDY MAN CAN!!!

  • CS Yankee

    Garza and Tampa are cruising tonight.

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

    Take that A-Jax!

  • Guest

    I like Curtis 2.0.

  • Kit

    Grandy man!

  • Hummingbird S.

    Kevin Long is a genius..

    • Cy Pettitte

      K-Long: “we can rebuild him. we have the technology”

      • Not Tank the Frank

        Hahaha

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

      Alex says that to anyone who’ll listen. I’ll take his word for it.

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

    Perfect. The AJax/Curtis matchup is going swimmingly for the Yankees thus far this series.

    • Esteban

      Yea, their respective performances in this series would pretty much cement the narrative about the trade.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Did not know we were watching a Yankee Classic tonight

  • Crime Dog

    Somewhere, Brian Cashman smiles

  • Zooboy

    Now both A.Jackson and Grandy need to catch fly balls in their hat.

  • hogsmog

    TY KEVIN LONG LOLOL

  • Pat D

    The Grandy Man can!!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Boom goes the Granderson.

  • YankeesJunkie

    I love stats that don’t have any relevance, but still make me feel better.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    A Pena base hit?

    OK, now the offense is cured.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Even Pena gets a hit, wow.

  • Slappy White

    Who should be K Longs next project ?

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

      The new impending economic downturn.

      • Esteban

        Long and Eiland to replace Romer and Geithner!

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

          I’m sure the Yankees can assume some of the bad debts that the Wall Street banks have incurred. It’s just like taking on Berkman, Kearns, and Wood.

          • Esteban

            AIG for Cervelli. Swapping toxic assets.

      • Not Tank the Frank

        Don’t forget that oil spill. He should be brought in as a special consultant.

        • Slappy White

          According to their own commercials BP is doing a great job…..fuckin asshats

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Jeter and his near 70 GB%

      • Kit

        I was going to say Jeter as well.

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

        It’s like you read my mind. I was kicking around doing a piece on that all day after last night’s debacle.

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

    Pena!

  • larryf

    Ramiro “Mendoza-line” Pena…

    not

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

    Sign that we’re snapping out of the funk: Even Niño is hitting the ball.

  • CS Yankee

    Grandy has it all working…

    the glove and the power.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Pena gets hit=Yankees have to win

  • Esteban

    It’s the Paul O’Neill theory, in effect. Their one run in the 9th was a huge rally that carried into today.

    • CS Yankee

      Didn’t his other theory involve killing the cooler?

      • Pat D

        Nah, just maiming it.

      • Esteban

        K-Rod took that advice and gave it a twist. The results were not successful.

        • CS Yankee

          LOL

          Is his new name KO-rod?

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Why is it that whenever Gardner or Jeter bunts it back to the pitcher, the YES commentators can’t wait to tell us what an awesome idea it was?

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Terrible idea to bunt there. Just awful.

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

    Yes, let’s give an out to a pitcher who can’t buy one at the moment.

    Motherfucker.

  • James A

    It seems like the better the starter, the better the Yanks play
    They’d probably knock Sandy Koufax out in the second

    • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

      Yankees: Ace Killers

  • larryf

    Very nice Brett. That will build the bunt confidence.

  • Pat D

    Here’s a random trivia question based upon earlier HOF discussion.

    Can anyone name the first team to win a World Series that had 0 future Hall of Fame members?

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

      The 2008 Phillies?

      (I keed, I keed.)

      • Pat D

        Well…they could be one day, as there is more than one. But, no, try again.

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

          The 1919 Reds? (i.e., the Black Sox scandal “winners”)?

          • Pat D

            Good guess, but Edd Roush was on that team.

            It’s much more recent than 1919.

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

              1981 Dodgers?

              • Pat D

                WE HAVE A WINNER!!!!!

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

                  I’ll take my prize in River Ave. Hookers, thank you.

            • CS Yankee

              The Pinella Reds…maybe in like ’88?

    • CS Yankee

      guessing Red Sox

      /typicalyankeefan’d

      • Pat D

        If you mean 2004 Red Sox, then, no, you’ve got to go back further than that.

        All the early Sox teams that won had HOF members, particularly Babe Ruth.

        • CS Yankee

          thinking of the earlier ones…1904 (or whenever their 1st one was) or 1918?

          • Pat D

            Correct answer is above.

        • Pete

          2004 had Manny Ramirez and Pedro Martinez

    • YankeesJunkie

      1927 Yankees!

      • Pat D

        -infinity.

    • Crime Dog

      02 angels?

      • Pat D

        Go back further.

      • Esteban

        Scott Spiezio is in the HOF of douchebags and bad facial hair.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      1990 Reds?

      • Pat D

        Possibly not, if Larkin gets in.

        Still gotta go back further, though.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Granted, Larkin could/probably should be an HOFer later.

    • Crime Dog

      ’86 Mutts?

      • Pat D

        Nope, Gary Carter.

        • Crime Dog

          D’oh I even have an autographed baseball card from him too. This is a good question. Stumped me

          • Pat D

            You’re fairly close in terms of the year.

            • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

              Late 80’s A’s?

              /not checking

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

                Nope, Rickey Henderson.

      • Esteban

        Hey there Gary Carter

    • YankeesJunkie

      1922 Giants

      • Pat D

        No, much more recent and that team had 4 HOF’ers.

    • Kit

      1995 Atlanta Braves?

      • Kit

        Oops, they weren’t the first team.

        • Pat D

          And they’ll have a few HOFer’s eventually, too.

          • Kit

            Yeah, that too.

    • Pat D

      So, yes as tsjc correctly guessed, it was the 1981 Dodgers. Who, of course, beat the Yankees in the year of my birth and the arrival of my favorite player (Winfield) to the Bronx.

      Other teams on this list: ’84 Tigers, ’88 Dodgers, ’90 Reds, ’95 Braves (right now), and every team since the ’97 Marlins. Most of those teams will have guys eventually in. The ’97 Marlins, ’02 Angels, and ’05 White Sox seem like good bets to join the list.

      • Kit

        That was a good question. I liked it. Had me completely stumped.

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

        (resumes Gary Sheffield for the HoF campaign)

        • Pat D

          I’m assuming PED taint and his general disposition will keep him out.

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

            I often fight losing battles.

            • Pat D

              I suggest the Kevin Brown for HOF campaign as well, then.

              • CS Yankee

                Most any wall >>>>>>> Kevin Brown

      • Pat D

        Actually, forgot Frank Thomas was on the ’05 White Sox, though I think he played very little or maybe not at all in the postseason.

  • Guest

    51 pitches.

  • larryf

    Jeter-our new pitch count machine.

  • Carlosologist

    Jeter with another 0-2 to BB PA.

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

    This Justin Verlander reminds me of yesterday’s Javier Vazquez.

    • larryf

      they are both JV pitchers.

      /varsity’d

  • Hummingbird S.

    I’m surprised, that was a great AB by Derek.

  • larryf

    Jetes-best 2 hitter we have. Keep him there.

  • Guest

    Two walks for Jeter. Verlander must really not have it tonight. We caught a break.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    #JohnsonandSwisherSchoolofHitting

    • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

      “Be one with nature, motionless as a rock, serene as a tree and calm as the water.”

      -Nick Johnson school of hitting

      • Slappy White

        and brittle as a cracker

        • Kit

          I laughed so hard I cried a little.

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

          Much better than my comment.

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

        “Then break your leg walking down the street.”

        (Sorry NJ. ILU.)

        • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

          LOL @ Slappy and Bexy’s comments

      • Cy Pettitte

        Jeter: If i don’t swing there’s a chance I’ll strike out
        Johnson: but there’s also a chance you will walk
        Jeter: mind = blown

        /zenbaseball’d

        • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

          LOL, is NJ wearing a white robe while speaking to Jetes?

          • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

            Nah, it’s a hospital gown.

            • Kit

              Awesome.

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

          IETCVM.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    So if Verlander’s morphed into Javy Vazquez out there, does that mean that Vazquez will start pitching like Verlander?

    • MikeD

      Our posts and thoughts crossed. I like your extra twist. I’ll take a Javy who suddenly throws 95.

  • Mushy Carl

    I wish Tex would go the other way

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

      TWSS

      • Slappy White

        you sure not TWHS ?

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Wouldn’t it be that’s what HE said?

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

          “Go the other way” has multiple meanings, my friend.

          • Esteban

            when the river runs red take the dirt road

            • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

              LOL, this needs to be on a wall somewhere.

            • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

              Wow. Is that you, pat?

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

              Honey came bloody so I hit her in the sh#$%#er

              /BlackSheep’d

  • MikeD

    Verlander with 59 pitches in the second inning. Positively Vazquez-ian.

  • forensic

    Way late and obviously doesn’t apply anymore, but I wanted to use this anyway:

    The last time the Yankees were shutout in 3 straight games was July 27-28 of 1975. The 27th was a doubleheader against the Red Sox where they lost 1-0 and 6-0 then lost 3-0 to the Tigers on the 28th, all at home.

    The last time they were shutout on three straight days was August 27-29 of 1968. They lost at home 2-0 to the Angels and 3-0 and 1-0 on the road to the White Sox.

    There, I feel better having used that now… Thanks for indulging me.

    • YankeesJunkie

      I think lost to McLain 3 times.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I’m still mad about that bunt.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    That woman rules.

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

    Paul’s lil slip up “feel her eyes”.

  • nsalem

    2 Innings Yankees up to 2 Runs
    Verlander 63 pitches
    Tiger’s no closer tonight
    Sabathia pitching
    Rested Mo
    Win probability?

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

      /beatpoetry’d

      • nsalem

        No just wondering how much the circumstances increases the odds for winning this game.

    • CS Yankee

      78% per gamecast…add your varibles listed plus maybe a PH from Arod possibility and I’ll go with 84%.

      • nsalem

        would the main factors be Verlanders pitch count over the next next couple of innings and the number of CC’s “non quality starts”?

        • CS Yankee

          Indeed

  • MikeD

    Paul just said “to see her eyes” when talking about a blind woman.

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

      Well, a blind person’s eyes can still sometimes convey emotion to others. They just can’t provide sight to that person

      • CS Yankee

        unless blinded by the light

        /BTO’d

        • MikeD

          /Manfred Mann (popularized it) or Bruce Springsteen (wrote it).

          I’m old enough. I know!

          • Pat D

            Me too!

          • CS Yankee

            :::hangs head in shame:::

            /ManfredMannringinginmyhead’d

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

          Being blinded with science >>>>>>>> being blinded by the light

          • CS Yankee

            only because…

            she >>> motor in the night

      • MikeD

        I’ll accept that, even it ruins my dig on Paul. Great story.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        This all over.

  • Esteban

    You sound surprised Michael.

  • CS Yankee

    Hey, if Ajax only has 2 dingers and 26 RBI’s then both stats do matter. .351 OBP & the .301 BA are great for a rookie but I still think we heisted the Tiger’s on the trade.

    /alwaysinsupportofthegrandytrade’d

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

      I don’t think it was a heist, didn’t at the time. Heist trades are super rare because generally, you wouldn’t do bad trades like that unless you’re a bad GM. I thought it was a fair trade. I’m still very, very happy to have Curtis, even for what we gave up, which wasn’t a ridiculous amount.

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

        Yeah, the Swisher trade was a heist. Both the Granderson and Javy trades this winter were solid deals that made sense for both sides, not heists or steals at all.

      • CS Yankee

        Perhaps your right but Ajax & Grit meant two young, mostly unproven players with no upside on power.

        We needed more power, and we kept above average defense while not giving up major coin (like Crawford). Time will tell but it seemed like the best possible trade available for a proven (but slumping) all-star.

        I can’t imagine the Yankees only having to give up IPK, Coke and a top prospect (who never batted at the MLB level), is there a better LF/CF that could of been had for that?

  • Henry

    A little bit off topic, but I’m assuming this is the open thread, anyway, Axisa, have a question, D’backs first round pick, Loux, is going to become a F.A., do you thunk the yanks should go after him?

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

      I’ve got a post going up about it tomorrow. Find out then.

      • Henry

        Arghhhh…. Cool, thanks anyway… Guess I’ll just have to wait…

  • Mushy Carl

    Cliff Lee pitched a great game. Did anyone see how the defense played behind him? Did anyone watch the game?

    • Esteban

      Not everybody has those fancy moving pictures that you have sir.

    • ItsaTarp

      yea that was terrible. Aria got too aggressive and Andrus should have had the grounder to him. Terrible way to lose a game

    • Cy Pettitte

      why would you waste 3 hours watching the game when you can read the line in 10 seconds and just extrapolate whatever you want from it

  • Slappy White

    Stop talking about the Fucking Red Sox

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

      THEY’RE SO BRAVE AND GRITTY NO TEAM HAS EVER HAD INJURIES EVER

      FIVE ACES

      (Capslock)

      • Kit

        GROUNDERS FROM THE KNEES! TEAM SPIRIT AND CHEMISTRY!!!!1one!

        (rolls eyes)

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

          EMOTIONAL LEADER!!!!!

          (media ignores that Varitek is, you know, the captain, and all that)

          • Kit

            He has to be there, or else the team would lose. He’s just that fucking good. He can make you win, just by showing you his squirrel-like face. Skillz, yo.

            • Slappy White

              squirrel-like face is hilarious

              • Kit

                He looks like a squirrel to me. Like I’m not even saying it to be mean, but I look at his face and all I think is “squirrel.”

                • Slappy White

                  Victor Martinez = Pigeon

                  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

                    Adrian Beltre = Goomba

                    • Kit

                      He totally does. He has the angry eyebrows and the snarl down perfectly.

          • Slappy White

            He tries to keep it on the down low cause he’s such a team player. Thats why he wears that RIDICULOUS FUCKING C on his jersey

      • Esteban

        I first read capslock as, well, an anagram of those letters for some reason.

      • Slappy White

        I wanted to use the Capslock, but last time I was ridiculed

        lessonlearned’d

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

    Inge tried to pull a Jeter but chickened out the last second…

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Grandy’s legs are a little closer now, right?

  • Cy Pettitte

    Posada with the wheels

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

    Posada is feelin’ feisty on his birthday!

  • Kit

    The fact that Posada steals bases makes me feel sad for the opposing team.

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

    Pena hits and now Posada steals.

    2 more horsemen, LOL.

  • Drew

    I love how Kay says they shouldn’t be able to void K-Rods deal. What if he’s never the same? So Kay says “if he pitches good next year why should they be able to void the entire contract?” So, the Mets should sit around and wait until next June before they say, hey, this is isn’t the same pitcher because of this injury.

    To me, it is either he violated his contract or he didn’t. There is no gray area saying, well maybe he’ll still be good.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Another banner broadcast from My9.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Granderson ground out? what a joke, DFA him please and stake Cashman

  • Carlosologist

    Jorge has a new career high in SB. This will provide great value to my fantasy team.

    • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

      So selfish!

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

    Three stolen bases in nine days for Jorge. lols

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

    Heh. Thanks for that, Johnny.

    • Kit

      I smiled. He’s right though. So much better.

  • Carlosologist

    What’s sad is that Posada is sixth on the team in SB.

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

    WHAT THE SHIT, MY9?

    Fix your damn audio. This is bush league, Audrey.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    How the hell did he hit that out? Jesus.

  • Esteban

    My9 FTL

    • Esteban

      Mrs. Schlereth is not bad on the eyes.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Just lost the HD feed of My9.

  • Drew

    Is everyone else’s My9 blowing up too?

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

    OMG the standard definition, my eyes!!!

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      About 2-3 months ago, my GF and I watched a VHS tape. Oh my Mo. It was literally the worst thing ever.

      • YankeesJunkie

        Did not know people still had those.

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

          I have so many of them just around the house. Never watch ‘em any more.

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

            /porncollection’d

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

              Heh more like highschoolmusicalsthatIwasincollection’d

          • Kit

            I have a few as well, but we ditched our VCR years ago. I should probably get rid of those VHS tapes.

    • Guest

      The goggles do nothing!!!

  • Mushy Carl

    Willie Mays

  • nsalem

    willie mays

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    The answer is Willie Mays.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Willie Mays?

    • MikeD

      Yes. I think you’re all correct.

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

        My guess is Barry Bonds.

        • Pat D

          What was the question?

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

            Who was in the Giants on-deck circle when Bobby Thompson hit “The Shot Heard ‘Round the World” in 1951?

            • Pat D

              Yea, pretty sure it was Bonds.

  • Crime Dog

    My9 turnin into SNY before our own eyes

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

    I feel like I’m watching the game in fucking Cleveland here.

    Get it together, My9.

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

    WTF, My9.

    (I MISS YOU ANDY)

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

      Heh. “He just wants to take the mound every five days.” #nocomment

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I love my family and all, but if I’m stuck in that foxhole, I want Patton or someone like that in there w/me.

    • Slappy White

      I think im picking Brooklyn Decker

      • Kit

        You would not get out of that fox hole. Not sure if you really want to though.

        /girl crush

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

      Funnily enough I believe I would want to be in there with Andy Pettitte. ;)

      • Slappy White

        SHOCKING

        /capslock’d

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

    My9 putting up a winner tonight. Emmy worthy? I. think. so

  • Mushy Carl

    Come on CC

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

    Get your shit straight, CC.

  • YankeesJunkie

    I wonder how the Tigers feel about being the only people employed in the city?

  • Kevin

    Jeez, does everyone have HD?

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

      It’s 2010.

    • forensic

      My wife and I can barely watch anything in SD anymore.

      I didn’t think HD was a big deal at first (a year or two, or more, ago), but that’s because we saw a bad cable company’s HD. Once you go HD, you won’t go back.

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

        Once you go HD, you won’t go back.

        THAT’S RACIST!!!

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

      I don’t. Don’t feel badly.

  • Kit

    Get it together, CC. One more out.

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

      There it is. Gangsta.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    One more pitch, CC. Do it.

  • Mushy Carl

    CC YEAH!

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

    Alright, CC.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Nice job, CC!!!

  • Carlosologist

    That strikeout was just power.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Leyland yelling: http://tinyurl.com/23mb7jq

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

      OMG I can’t stop laughing. That’s priceless.

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

        THE SHERRIFF IS A NEAR!

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          Pardon me while I whip this out.

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

            Every time we play the Kansas City Royals, I have the urge to use a line from that movie that I shouldn’t.

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

              Sorry Mr. Taggert. Guess we just kinda got caught up!

            • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

              Haha, I know what you mean.

  • forensic

    Did they fire Kay mid-inning? I can’t stand listening to Flaherty.

  • CS Yankee

    …and Pena has a reality check.

    nogoing2for2againstverlander’d

  • Slappy White

    Is Kay’s fiancee an Ogress

    • Cy Farnsworth

      Nope, she’s waaaaaaaayyyy out of his league.

      Yet he still pines for Kim Jones.

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

    Wow, I think he was out.

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

      Yep, out.

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

      /20%
      /OutsideTheLines’d

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    #robotumps

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

    Paul O’Neill: People don’t usually steal on Brandon Laird……..
    My mom: Posada stole on him, honey.

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

      Gerald, but… yeah.

    • Pat D

      Oops x 2.

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

      Aaaand by “Brandon” I mean “Gerald” :X

      • Steve O.

        Brother identification fail.

    • MikeD

      Your Mom >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Paul O’Neill.

  • Hummingbird S.

    maybe Kevin Long can work his magic with Jeter this offseason

  • Cy Farnsworth

    I wish that Paul O’Neill would become a full time color guy. Listening to him announce is almost as fun as watching him play.

    • Jose the Satirist

      I want to drink beer and watch a game with him. I feel like it would be absolutely awesome.

      • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

        I would sit down for some ice cream with Pauly (he loves that stuff).

      • Cy Farnsworth

        I want to drink beer and rip on Michael Kay with him. I feel like it would be even more awesome.

    • MikeD

      Paul adds a bit of fun to the booth. He doesn’t hesitate to pick on Michael Kay, where Flaherty and others seem to give him a pass.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        I think Singleton haaates Kay. He takes very subtle digs at Kay every so often.

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

        Flash hates Kay. Kenny tolerates him.

        • MikeD

          I think you’re right. Like many Yankee fans, I have a love-hate thing with Kay. He can be quite good at times, but then he crosses the line. O’Neill seems to be bring a lighter tone to the booth. Maybe I do sense Flash’s hate. Then again, I’m not a big fan of Flaherty in the booth. He’s the one guy I’d lose. Saying he’s bland would be kind, and I don’t agree with a lot of his points.

  • larryf

    Strike out better than dp. Better strategy Girardi!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Bad chases by Jeter and Tex.

  • Mushy Carl

    Pettitte MRI reveals “small persistent strain” of left groin. Will continue on flat ground, but won’t throw off mound for approx 1 week.

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

      Just come back healthy to get your stuff in shape for September (TWIS) and for the playoffs please, babe. :(

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

        I wonder if consecutive years missing time with injuries will make us hesitant to bring Andy back next year.

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

          I’m not sure he’s gonna come back.

          • Jose the Satirist

            I said that about Brett Favre. 3 times…

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

              /Candyman’d

        • Cy Farnsworth

          Especially in light of Javy’s problems, I’m certain that the Yankees would bring Pettitte back if he wants to keep playing.

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

            I’d agree, but… we did tell Hideki Matsui and Bobby Abreu to kick rocks because we thought they were toast.

            I don’t think we’d feel that way about Andy yet… but I don’t know we wouldn’t feel that way about Andy.

            (I don’t think Javy has much to do with it, because we’d be talking about Andy as the #5 with Javy’s instability replaced with Cliff Lee’s rock-solidness.)

            • Steve O.

              I’d love for the Yankees to re-transition Joba Chamberlain back to the rotation.

              (Ducks)

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

                It actually makes the most sense.

                With a front foursome of CC-Lee-Hughes-Burnett, we could probably afford to make the 5th starter spot a competition between Joba/Nova/Phelps. We’d then be able to take the money we would have paid Pettitte (or Free Agent Starter X) and upgrade the team elsewhere (like a better backup SS/3B, for example).

                Of course, that much risk and uncertainty at the back of the rotation is probably something we wouldn’t do.

                • Steve O.

                  Exactly. The uncertainty at the back of the rotation really has to be taken under consideration. Eventhough I’m sure Joba/Nova/Phelps/Noesi/McAllister could all fill in admirably, but I’m sure cashman will bring in a polished veteran type to supplant the back of the rotation.

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

                    I just wish that polished veteran was the kind of guy we could shove into the bullpen if Joba beats him out (which wouldn’t be Pettitte), but such a pitcher doesn’t seem to exist on the FA market.

                    • Steve O.

                      Good point. What pitcher would want to battle it out for a rotation spot, when they could just go to another team for a bigger and guaranteed role?

                      Although there’s got to be a good starter to be had at the deadline if one of the young guys tank, right?

        • MikeD

          He still gave us 32 starts last year, as he does pretty much every year, not including 2010. My guess if he wants to come back, the Yankees will bring him back.

      • Kit

        Co-signed.

  • Wooderson

    i just smoked my last cigarette for the next few months. hopefully the yankees wont make me buy another pack anytime soon.

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

      I quit sniffing glue (again).

      • Steve O.

        I’ve been on the stuff off and on since I was four.

    • Steve O.

      Good job, Wooderson. I once had a friend who used to smoke a carton a day and some candy to offset the taste/smell in his mouth. He would always complain about money problems and how expensive they were. I have since not seen the friend. Don’t pick up the cigarette.

      /Testimonial’d

      • Wooderson

        a carton a day? fuuuuck. at my peak freshman year i was only doing a pack every two days

        • Steve O.

          Yeah man, dude was stressed about everything. He was even stressed at how much his stress relieving cigarettes were putting a dent in his pocket.

  • Kit

    Great job, CC.

  • Carlosologist

    CC is mowing these fuckers down. Best stopper in the biz, no?

    • Steve O.

      They don’t call him Big Stoppa’ for nothin’.

  • Guest

    I didn’t realize ACE was spelled with two “C”s. You learn something new everyday…

    • Jose the Satirist

      Ace definitely has only one “c” in it.

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      Acce? What are you stupid or something?

      • Carlosologist

        I think he’s talking about CC guys.

    • MikeD

      I get your joke. The others will pick it up shortly too.

      • Jose the Satirist

        Oh I got. You guys didn’t pick up on our snark.

        • MikeD

          Jose the Snarkist!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    LOL at the guy ducking and covering .

  • Mushy Carl

    Man we look so bad offensively.

    • Kit

      The Rays make us look bad.

      /going back to this noise’d

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

    Steal again Jorge!

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

    Posada tying Thurman Munson on his birthday makes me really happy.

    • larryf

      Thurman would have been way outta reach for Jorge if HE had played till 39….

      Thurm-the original Grit

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    LOL Leiter got into Stanford. No way, Jose.

    • Jose the Satirist

      Yeah way.

      • Pat D

        I went to Notre Dame.

        So what?

        /Tee hee’d

        • Jose the Satirist

          Big whoop, wanna fight about it?

          • Jose the Satirist

            /Paddy Tanninger

          • Pat D

            /Family Guy’d

            And of course I want to fight. You’re talking about the Fighting Irish!

  • Slappy White

    Looks like no help tonight from the Gutty , Gritty Angels or the Power Rangers tonight

    • Kit

      I’m sure the Rangers will get in it.

      /stupidly optimistic about a team I dislike

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

        I actually really like the Rangers.

        The Angels? Baaaarf

        • Kit

          I can’t stand the Angels or the Rangers. Though I dislike the Angels more than I dislike any other team, and that includes Boston.

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

            Yep, that’s how I feel. My level of dislike for teams:

            1. Red Sox
            (large gap)
            2. Angels
            3. Diamondbacks

            And every other team I’m like meh about.

            • Kit

              Mine is Angels (tiny gap), Red Sox, (huge gap), Rays, Rangers, and then Toronto. From the National league, I dislike the Mets and the Dodgers, but not as much as the previously mentioned teams.

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

                Huh, I just can’t imagine hating any team more than I dislike the Red Sox. I do really dislike the Angels though, barf.

                I kinda like the Dodgers in an I-am-fascinated-by-how-much-of-a-trainwreck-they-are-while-still-being-a-decent-team manner and I pity the Mets.

                • Kit

                  The Angels make me hate them. Between Torii Hunter being Torii Hunter, talking a lot of garbage and being an annoying baby about everything, and Mike Scioscia being praised incessantly for something that most AL teams don’t have to do, they make me despise them. Their fans complain about a bias, which I agree does exist, but blame us for it, like their team’s performance has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that the East has superior teams. Be better as a team, and maybe you won’t suck that much.

                  /end rant

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

                    Gotcha. I definitely think their fans are dumbasses.

                    … that seems totally unfair to say but the only Angels fans I’ve ever met are from Halos Heaven. Which… (horrified screaming)

                    • Kit

                      I know Torii Hunter and Scioscia aren’t the only ones working for the team, so maybe it’s unfair to generalize, but there are very few Angels players I actually like.

                      And yeah, massively pig headed fans. Given the trolls who show up here, I know it’s also unfair to them, but they’re more obnoxious than anyone.

                  • Slappy White

                    Powerful and all true

        • Slappy White

          let me guess, its because of CJ Wilson ?

          • Kit

            I like CJ Wilson, and I don’t like the Rangers. CJ Wilson just makes it more enjoyable to look at them.

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

            Nah. Well, he’s a part of it, but they’re – gulp, dare I say – generally pretty fun to watch all-around.

  • Mushy Carl

    I really don’t understand why Joe G would put Thames over Granderson in the lineup with Verlander on the mound.

    • Kit

      Grandy is in the line up.

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

        He’s asking why Thames is batting 7th and Grandy 8th.

        • Kit

          Oh, okay. I was confused by the sentence.

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

      Because they’re the 7-8 hitters and it doesn’t really matter that much?

      • Slappy White

        and in this lineup it puts all the speed at 8-9-1….not including Posada ofcourse

    • CS Yankee

      Joe likes speed early & late in the lineup, plus Grandy’s new swing isn’t paid for yet.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    The Twins are the franchise embodiment of a short white player.

    “The play the game the right way.”

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

      The Minnesota Twins have the most perfectly applied and sculpted eyeblack in all of baseball. The entire team paints eyeblack on their cheekbones like DaVinci painted the Sistene Chapel.

      (I don’t know how my serious comment drifted into a Lombardi gag. I apologize.)

      • Steve O.

        It was enjoyed.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Kay rather premature on that. It’d be a great play if they got Johnny. They didn’t.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    It’s nothing personal, Johnny. Only Business.

    • Kit

      We liked you, we really did. We just didn’t want to pay you.

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

        We didn’t want to pay you what you wanted to be paid (which was ridiculous, btw).

        • Kit

          Yeah, I agree. I liked Damon, but not that much. I was just playing along.

  • larryf

    Grandy turns his back to the infield. Nicely done.

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

    That gave me a goddamn heart attack.

    • Slappy White

      Breathe , Breathe

  • Slappy White

    Thank God for Cabreras Warning Track Power

    • larryf

      He’s no Montero.

    • Steve O.

      Warning track power?

      • Slappy White

        /obviouslyjoking’d

        • Steve O.

          /Don’t joke about that stuff’d

          • Slappy White

            You’re right, you can joke about alot of things, but warning track power should never be one of them

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Miggy Cabrera has one of those Junior Griffey/Manny Ramirez swings, where every cut looks like it could leave the park.

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      I see more of a David Eckstein swing than a Jr. Griff or Manny.

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

      Miggy Cabrera has one of those Junior Griffey/Manny Ramirez/Dustin Pedroia/Kevin Youkilis/Casey Kelly swings, where every cut looks like it could leave the park.

      /Gammons’d

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa
        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          That’s just a cover story. The truth is, the other minor league teams were collectively planning on folding to avoid facing Kelly again, and Selig made Theo shut him down to avoid flushing the entire minor league system into total chaos.

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

            IETCVVVM

  • larryf

    I may have missed this but is ARod on the bench tonight? Pinch hitter if needed?

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

      Yeah, he’s on the bench, but supposedly he can pinch-hit if needed.

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

      Being held out with his barking leg. Don’t know if he’s available as a PH, I didn’t hear that.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Am I the only one who was totally unimpressed with Burn Notice? I’ve watched a few episodes and really didn’t like it.

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      It’s not bad, but it’s not great..like Mike Scioscia

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    The real Pena.

  • forensic

    Even the guys in the truck thought it was the third out. Geez…

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Another hustle double for Gardner!

    • Slappy White

      if he could only bunt

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

    Doink.

  • Carlosologist

    Another hustle double for Gardner.

  • forensic

    Now that’s speed.

  • Kit

    Brett! Nicely done.

  • Chris

    It’s nice to see Gardner breaking out of his slump.

  • Reggie C.

    Nice job BG.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Jeter will find a way to ground into a double play.

  • Reggie C.

    Are the Mets really losing a game in which Nelson Figuerora is pitching for the OTHER team?

    Wow. Its frigging Johan Santana! Santana isn’t sharp tonight, but even that Met offense should be able to knock Figuerora out the game.

  • larryf

    The Great Brettsky-the best 476K in baseball Agreed?

    • Cy Pettitte

      Boone may be giving him a run for the money

    • larryf

      Punctuation fail after baseball. Agreed? I like this lineup. Let’s keep Brett at leadoff where we know he will never swing at the first pitch in a baseball game.

  • Cy Pettitte

    the Captain delivers

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Nice.

  • Esteban

    Where was that yesterday you jerk Jeter.

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

      YOU’RE MAKING ME LOOK BAD, STUPID PANDA JERK!!!

      • Pat D

        Great story. Compelling and rich.

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

          /garysheffield’d

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

    Ah, runs. We’ve missed you. Let’s never fight again.

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

    More insurance pl0x.

  • Reggie C.

    That run was ALL BG generated. Good job BG.

    /stillpissedatDJ’d

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

      Speed kills.

      /runsareunderratedandRBIsareoverrated’d

      • Esteban

        fight the good fight.

  • Zooboy

    Grit + Jete = nice!

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

    Wow, based on some of his earlier swings I thought Jeter had no chance at all getting a hit off Schlereth. Well done, Jeets.

    • Chris

      The swing on that hit was still ugly.

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

        Meh, when Jeter’s on he’s very good at hitting, even on ugly-looking pitches.

        • Chris

          When he’s going well, he hits the ball the other way with authority. On that swing he was so awkward that he just poked at the ball.

  • Reggie C.

    Mark Schlereth’s wife looks hot.

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

      I thought it was Daniel’s grandmother, to be honest.

    • Slappy White

      All those ESPN guys get the hot chicks

      /exceptStevePhillips’d

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

        I laughed.

    • larryf

      and Mark has as much Botox in his face as she does.

  • Cy Pettitte

    where the fuck what that?

    • Cy Pettitte

      *was that

  • Reggie C.

    Miggy won’t be 30 years old yet when he’s catching long tosses from Castellanos.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    WTF WAS THAT!?

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Um, that didn’t look like astrike.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Had no idea Joe West was behind the plate.

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

    Ump ready to get back to the hotel…

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

    Laird didn’t hang onto the ball.

  • Carlosologist

    That was strike three?

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

      Not remotely.

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

    That’s an embarrassing strike call good lord.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Angels look really good tonight this year.

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

      The Angels are horrifyingly bad vs. Boston this year. I know they’re mediocre, but they shouldn’t be 0-7 (going on 0-8), good lord.

  • leo

    wow jose veras is pitching pretty well in florida..era of 3.6 with (x)fip actually 20 points lower. too many walks but he has 33 k’s in 27ip. who would’ve thought?

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

      I have been told by people I trust that baseball is a game where predictions cannot be made.

      /ZZ’d

      • Pat D

        I, too, have heard this though it hasn’t been confirmed by Ron Dibble.

      • Steve O.

        What’s that? Who are these people, you ask? People I know. People I trust. I’m not at liberty to say who.

  • pat

    Meh, Inge. Whatever.

  • Reggie C.

    SHIT.

    Good thing BG doesn’t take a single play off.

  • Apollo22237

    Mike Francesa must have JIHP when Inge hit that homer.

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      Francesa, more like Shitcesa. Pwn3d.

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

        I like that Francesa wouldn’t give up Aaron Heilman for Brandon Inge, who he likes (a lot) apparently. Hilarious.

        List of players I’d be willing to part with Aaron Heilman for:

        All of them

        [end of list]

  • W.W.J.M.D.

    Can someone please clarify who is in the booth? I’ve been confused for a couple innings because it seems like its Kay/Kenny/Paul/Flash and at 1 point I thought Leiter was in there.

    • Kit

      It’s Kay, Flash and Paul.

      • W.W.J.M.D.

        Thanks, don’t get YES feeds unless its on MLBN.

  • Guest

    Brennan Boesch:

    “Dear Mom, they’ve started throwing me breaking balls. I’ll be home soon.”

    • Kit

      IETCVM.

  • larryf

    Andy scanning the stands-I know Bexy is here somewhere…

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

      Awww I like to think he’s looking for me. :3

  • Esteban

    Last inning for CC right?

    • larryf

      right. No man is an Eiland.

      /McCarver’d

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

    Follow up on the “Montero’s lazy” stuff, from Donnie Collins @ the SWB blog:

    @Steve S.
    I’ve hear they aren’t thrilled with some of what he does. But every time I ask about Montero’s offense, I’m told he’s working everyday with Butch Wynegar in the batting cage. And every time I ask about his defense, they say he works with Wynegar and Julio Mosquera and has made strides.

    He’s 20. And 20 year olds who have extraordinary talent aren’t often the hardest workers. But I’ve heard both sides on him. I’ve heard rumors that he doesn’t work hard, and I’ve been told first hand that he’s trying his best. I take it all with a grain of salt.

    For his part, Montero says he works very hard. He talks about it all the time. All. The. Time.

    http://blogs.thetimes-tribune......mment-2504

    Hmmmmmm..he doth protest too much, it seems. That was posted publicly, so I have no issue linking to it. But after shooting around some e-mails, I’ll just say that I’ve heard the brass read him the riot act around mid-season, and he’s been hitting ever since. Toss that in with their willingness to trade him and and it adds up to something worth following. Plenty of smoke here.

    • larryf

      we went to an autograph signing at Scranton and Wynegar sat next to Montero the whole time. I think he will do a great job with Jesus and we won’t see him catch for the yanks until he is ready. Next summer!

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

        The Yanks have an obvious interest in telling a reporter “everything’s great”, since he’s a potential trade chip. The fact that other whispers are out there make you wonder why anyone connected to the team would say that if it wasn’t at least somewhat true.

  • Mushy Carl

    Yeah big CC!!!!

  • Kit

    LOL at CC’s “FUCK YEAH!” Good job though, CC. Beautifully done.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    A fist pump and a “FUCK YEAH”

    My thoughts exactly, CC.

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

    CC: “PUNK MUTHAFUCKAS!!!”

    That was awesome. If loving CC Sabathia is wrong, I don’t wanna be right.

  • Carlosologist

    Nine strikeouts through seven. Really good outing by the big man.

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

    Austin Jackson 127 K
    Phil Hughes 110 K

    GOD CASHMAN YOU’RE SUCH AN IDIOT.

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

    CC..you are a gangsta muthafucker!!

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

    That was gorgeous.

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

    DEEP AND THICK

    • Kit

      I missed this. And before you get the chance to say it, TWIS.

  • Mushy Carl

    best swing ever

  • Cy Pettitte

    Cano payback for bullshit Tex strikeout

  • Kit

    Robinson Cano, you make me happy.

  • Carlosologist

    /shortporch’d

  • Reggie C.

    DA BAND BOX GIVETH !!

  • Esteban

    Cano is my favorite player now.

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

    What a joke this stadium is.

    /Petter Gammons’d

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

    Daniel Schlereth is stinky.

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

    Son of a bitch.

    • Esteban

      If you put an a before stinky, the two posts work well together

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

        Well played.

  • Kit

    Please be okay, Swish.

  • Carlosologist

    Why is the eighth inning so important?

    • Chris

      Because it’s after the 7th.

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

    Kay needs to calm the fuck down about Schlereth.

  • Pat D

    Did Schlereth intentionally hit Swisher? I could buy into that considering the bloodline.

  • Esteban

    Posada has been pretty meh for awhile now.

  • Crime Dog

    Kay needs to cool it with Schlereth. He keeps saying he had a good outing, he’s said it a few times. I get the fact that he K’d 4 dudes with four outs, but he still gave up 2 runs and a homer to Cano

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

      GMTA. He was JIHPing and it was a bit ridiculous.

  • Chris

    He crushed that!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Thames crushed that, damn

  • Kit

    Marcus Thames is laughing at you, Inge. He’s laughing at you despite the fact that he once played 3rd and it wasn’t that pretty. This is the saddest moment of your life.

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

    Kay: “Derek Jeter likes those little cheapies, that’s how it all evens out.”

    Are we still talking about baseball?

    • Carlosologist

      No, we’re talking about Jeter’s legendary sexual conquests compared to Kay’s nonexistent sexual conquests.

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    No player in MLB history has struck out 150 times while hitting single digit HR’s. A-Jax is on pace for 172 K’s and 3 Hr’s.

    • pat

      I always knew he was one of a kind.

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

    Why not pinch hit Kearns? Short bench, though.

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

      That, and we’re already up with a decent margin.

      And Curtis needs the reps against lefties with his new swing.

      • Accent Shallow

        And Curtis needs the reps against lefties with his new swing.

        Agreed. I wouldn’t treat Granderson as someone needing to be pinch hit for unless the game is on the line, and not necessarily then.

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

    Granderson was down 0-2 to a lefty and walked. Noice.

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

    The New Curtis Granderson >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The New Austin Jackson

    • Steve O.

      Dude, Austin Jackson’s hitting .300.

  • Guest

    Strong at bat, Curtis 2.0.

  • Accent Shallow

    Ramiro Pena suuuucks

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

      He got a run home. That is way better than I was expecting.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Pena did something!

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

    Yankee speed, baby.

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

    Pena with a productive night by Pena standards.

  • Kit

    Good job, Ramiro. We still need you to actually hit every once in a while.

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

    OH SHIT A SAC FLY WITH A RUNNER ON THIRD AND LESS THAN TWO OUTS!!!!!

    ALERT THAT ONE GUY!!!!

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

      Just a question: why are people so obsessed with sac flies? I feel like people like them more than hits with guys on third, it’s a bit ridiculous.

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

        Old school baseball rules, that’s why.

        Watching a team manufacture a run through small ball and choking up on the bat and playing fundamentals is a thing of beauty. It hearkens back to the days when men were men and women stayed in the damn kitchen where they belonged, fixing me a sandwich.

        /RonDibble’d

      • Steve O.

        I think it’s because the batter somehow focused in, tried not to do much with it, and got the run in, which is all that matters.

      • Slappy White

        I think it’s because there have been so many times when we just couldnt get one

        • Slappy White

          It , like any strong relationship, is all about the sacrifice

          /sensativemoment’d

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

            (wipes away tear)

      • Esteban

        Because the guy is showing that he’s selfless and giving himself up for the team, disirregardless* of his actual intentions.

        *Oh I know

      • Hummingbird S.

        I think people like runs being scored. Sac flies are more talked about than hits with runners on 3rd because they are theoretically easier to accomplish in order to score runs..

      • nsalem

        oy

  • Esteban

    Pena getting it done. Me gusta

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

    D-Rob said he was bringing the high socks back on the homestand >:( >:( >:(

    • Accent Shallow

      Option him to AAA. That’ll learn ‘im.

    • Kit

      I have a frown on my face. I do not like this. They better seriously be dirty, David. There is just no excuse.

      • larryf

        RAB obsessions: stats and socks

  • leo

    question: which team do you fear the most in a potential world series? for me it’s the padres..they just seem to rarely give up more than 3 runs in a game. plus that bullpen is sick.

    • larryf

      We get there, we win.

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

      Phillies if they get there. Nasty front-end pitching (Halladay/Oswalt/Hamels is just mean for the playoffs) and the offense to go along with it, unlike the Padres. I want to say their bullpen is a weakness though, and their offense has been extremely streaky.

      • Kit

        Agreed. I think we can take them down though. Their offense has suffered more than ours has. With good pitching, I think we can win. The Braves worry me as well, but it’s because the team had no games against them this season and I can’t gauge how well they would do.

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

          Yeah, I think whatever AL team makes it to the WS slaughters the NL team this year.

          The Braves front-end pitching makes me go “meh” though they were my pre-season pick for the WS so I might as well stick with them. :X Plus, Chipper’s not having a very Chipper year, but they’re clearly a much, much weaker team without him.

          • Steve O.

            He’s out for the season with a torn ACL.

        • Steve O.

          Braves? That lineup has no power and Hanson can’t pitch all the games. I’d be happy to play them.

          • Kit

            It’s not about the offense, I was thinking more of the rotation, mostly Hanson and Minor, but because Minor is a rookie. I realize they’ve probably seen the other pitchers seeing as they’ve played in AL teams, but we haven’t seen them this year, which concerns me. Especially if the team keeps getting completely confused by pitchers they haven’t seen before. I don’t fear the line up, I worry about rotations. I do think our team has a superior pitching staff (granted if Andy comes back, Javy gets over his dead arm/lack of movement and AJ learns how to keep himself together more consistently), so pitching is not a problem against the Braves.

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

              The only two Braves pitchers that really scare me are Hudson and Hanson. Hudson’s having a fantastic year but we must’ve seen him a bunch when he was with the As. That doesn’t necessarily guarantee a win or anything, just because he’s been so good. We saw Hanson last year (and he dominated but that was during the period in June when no one was hitting). I’m guessing their third pitcher would be Lowe and we’ve seen him a gazillion times with the Sox and he’s not that good.

              That said, our offense >>>>> their offense

      • Steve O.

        Outside of Utley/Howard/Werth, their lineup is rather weak. Halladay is the balls though.

    • Steve O.

      That lineup isn’t scary, but Latos is really good.

      I’d rather not face the Cardinals. Wainwright/Carpenter/Lohse/Garcia is a great rotation with a decent lineup. Reds/Braves/Padres/Phillies have more holes.

    • Carlosologist

      Padres bullpen is starting to slow down a bit. We could take them.

    • nsalem

      i do not fear the padres however i respect them

      /bronxtale’d

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

      I fear nothing.

      • pat

        I fear nassing ,TSJCowski.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        +All of this.

  • pat

    Miggy wishes he had oppo power like teh Jesus.

  • larryf

    Montero will own RF in YS

  • nsalem

    Cabrera was D-nied

  • Brendan

    Guys watching every game this organization has played for years I am now convinced that the Yanks based on there talent and pedigree don’t read the scouting reports on bad teams KC, Cleveland, Tigers, Sea etc. I live in Detroit and have covered Tiger games and Brandon Inge couldn’t hit my fastball or any breaking stuff away. To throw the guy a change is stupid. The Cano homer and the Pena SF were huge but that pitch could’ve changed the game especially with Miggy on the other side

    • pat

      It was a changeup that stayed middle instead of going low and away. Shit happens.

      • Brendan

        absolutely, but my point is the guy is awful. Bad changes are all he can hit. He should not even see that pitch

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

      Good story.

    • nsalem

      right they don’t scout these teams -no money in the budget

  • Carlosologist

    If Miguel Cabrera were a Yankee, nine of his Comerica doubles would be homers in the Bronx.

    • Steve O.

      Holy shit.

    • Carlosologist

      His one triple would be too.

    • Esteban

      What website tells you this? I’ve been looking for it. Or do you need Photoshop with the ballpark overlay tool?

  • Kit

    C’mon Rangers, you’re still in it!

    /totally kidding

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

      Stupid AL West teams playing our division rivals. Asshats. The Mariners scored more runs than you did! Combined!!!!!

  • Mushy Carl

    You mean “The Message” Michael Kay?

  • Esteban

    Better to just stay out of that one Paulie.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Michael Kay’s never eaten a banana?

    Who is he, Charlie Kelly?

    • nsalem

      not one with a yellow peel anyway

  • rek4gehrig

    Paternity leave didnt do Tex any good :-(

  • Poopy Pants

    Michael Kay is nuttier than squirrel shit.

    • http://leegrantphotography.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/madmax.jpg gxpanos

      Do we know why he doesnt eat anything?

      • Poopy Pants

        He’s trying to maintain his girlish figure.

      • Kit

        He is the most obnoxious robot ever built.

    • larryf

      Good luck to his fiancee. She will need it.

  • Kit

    Did I hear that A-Rod has a low grade strain? Kay kept me in suspense for more than 2 seconds and I zoned out.

    • rek4gehrig

      Yup, something funky going on with his calf.

      • Kit

        Ugh. I did not want to hear that after sad Andy news. You guys are killing me.

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

          A tiny part of me thinks it’s a touch cute that Alex and Andy were in the hospital together, considering their epic bromance.

          A much larger part of me is sobbing.

          • Kit

            That is adorable, but I agree with the sobbing.

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

      Yep. Calf strain, day-to-day. Feel better, Al. :(

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

    Oh GEEZ, please be okay.

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

    Nice try, Texy.

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

    LOL @ the police

    • pat

      Is that the G rated version of the famous NWA album?

      • pat

        *song, damn it

        • Slappy White

          doesnt have the same ring to it

  • pat

    No bruised knees plz.

  • Kit

    Good try, Teix, but don’t get hurt, dude.

  • Carlosologist

    That play would have been sex if Tex had made it.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Hold onto that Tex.

    #competedammit

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

      Jeter just wasn’t trying there. Fuck him!!!!!

      (Note: total goddamn sarcasm.)

      • Carlosologist

        /JerseyJohnny’d

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

          He’s too busy being upset that we didn’t get swept.

  • Esteban

    Represent Bronx Science. Wattuppp. Kay was the speaker at my HS graduation.

    • Cy Farnsworth

      Simply put: I liked this game better than the last 2.

  • larryf

    I am proud to be a Bronx Science alum too. Even played on the baseball team. We were like the Royals.

    • Esteban

      Wait what year? I played on the baseball team too.

      • larryf

        Well….I have 3 kids well out of diapers…and I saw munson play quite a bit :-)

        • Esteban

          Oh haha never mind, you’re from Kay’s generation then.

      • larryf

        I think Michael Kay was our student announcer….

  • Carlosologist

    Had those nice plays been completed, the game would be over.

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

      Weren’t they both from the same batter?

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

        No, they got one guy out but the other singled off Jeter’s glove.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Maybe they’re using ExSt rules.

  • CNight_UP

    ZOMG!111 TEH DECLINE!!!111

    • Kit

      /Half white men can’t jump
      /completely unnecessary

      • Apollo22237

        No, no. Its white men can’t jump, half white men can only jump so high.

        • Kit

          Oh, I see.

          • Apollo22237

            Eh, I was just trying to be semi-funny, it doesn’t seem so good anymore.

  • larryf

    Anyone ever tried the 42 oz steak at Mo’s restaurant? Must be pricey.

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

      I’ve been to his restaurant, didn’t have the steak though. It’s good but yeah, it’s really expensive.

    • Esteban

      goddamnit what year did you graduate from Bronx Science

      • larryf

        need private e-mail to answer…

        reaches for cane and bifocals…..

  • Apollo22237

    YAY!

  • rek4gehrig

    Order restored

  • Mushy Carl

    Sterling is crying

  • Kit

    I like HOPE week. It makes me appreciate the team that much more.

  • King of the Troglodytes

    Yankee Wins = Trolls Kryptonite

    • Esteban

      It was such a nice atmosphere without them.

      • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

        It always is.

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

    Brings a tear to my eyes watching Joe G walk Jane Lang around the bases.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      +1

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    That was the best part of the game.

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

    The Yankees winning is a lot better than the Yankees losing.

    Also, HOPE Week is just wonderful.

  • larryf

    ‘Cause I’m K(C)urtis Blow and I want you to know that these are the breaks….

    /Grandy’d

  • JFH

    i see that the yankees tried harder tonight. this was clearly a case of trying harder tonight compared to the last couple of games. if this was not evident to you, the sac fly from pena should have made it clear as day.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Never bring an ace to pitch against the Yankees. However bring as many org guys as you want.