Aug
19

Game 121: Three out of four is always nice

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It’s a getaway day for the visiting team, which means we’ll play a matinee. I suppose this means lots of Gameday and radio followers. That’s always fun.

There’s not much to say before this one that we haven’t already said. Eduardo Nunez is with the team, replacing the injured Lance Berkman. A-Rod remains on the shelf, though the move to bring up Nunez, I would think, means he’ll be back and at DH in a day or so.

Lineup:

1. Brett Gardner, LF — seems he’s comfortable in this spot
2. Derek Jeter, SS
3. Mark Teixeira, 1B
4. Robinson Cano, 2B
5. Nick Swisher, RF
6. Jorge Posada, C
7. Curtis Granderson, CF
8. Austin Kearns, DH
9. Ramiro Pena, 3B

And on the mound, number sixty-five, Phil Hughes.

Categories : Game Threads
  • Not Tank the Frank

    St. Phil overpowers the Tigers today. 6.1 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 8 K a nice little strikeout bounceback.

    /gut feeling’d

    • Not Tank the Frank

      I stand by my prediction.

      /ballsy

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Michael Kay really works hard to be unlikable, huh?

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

    If we’re going back to the lefty leadoff hitter + Derek Jeter in the 2 hole scenario like the classic Damon/Jeter pairing that we eventually scrapped, I want Gardner stealing EVERYSINGLETIME he gets on first base.

    I hate seeing GIDJs.

    • Not Tank the Frank

      Seems like DJ is good for at least two groundballs right to the SS or 2B each game.

      • Mark

        Rally killing double play

        /Jeter’d

    • rek4gehrig

      Hear hear

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

    I like the fact that the Yankees are missing the greatest active home run hitter and their top two DH bats (Berkman and Johnson)…

    and we still have a Tex-Cano-Swisher-Posada-Granderson power meatgrinder in the middle of the lineup.

    The Yankees: We’re better than you.

    • Steve O.

      DEEP AND THICK

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

    This means Cervelli is gonna be catching a lot, doesn’t it? Someone please tell me it doesn’t.

    Someone get me an adult beverage.

    • Andrew

      Burnett and Vazquez back-to-back means Jorge gets a little mini-vacation Fri & Sat, at least if Girardi sticks to assigning Cs to SPs. Also means the lineup could have Cervelli and either Nunez or Pena in it against King Felix tomorrow. I’m sure he’s excited about that proposition.

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

        After this weekend (or whenever A-Rod is theoretically healthy enough to play the field), I suspect Jorge is going to DH practically every day til Berkman gets back.

        • Andrew

          I don’t know about that. Kearns and Thames would seem to gain the most ABs in Berkman’s absence, not Cervelli, especially since those 2 guys have actually hit lately.

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

          I suspect we’re going to just keep doing what we’re doing.

          Jorge catches 3 days, Cervelli catches 2. Maybe a day at DH for Jorge here or there, but nothing exorbitant.

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

      1. Denial
      2. Anger
      3. Barganing
      4. Depression
      5. Acceptance

      /Kübler-Ross’d

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

    OOOOH, SEGMENT 2! I love Segment 2. I really, really enjoy Segment 2.

    Sincerely,
    Minka Kelly

  • Chris

    seems he’s comfortable in this spot

    They really put way too much effort into analyzing the 31 AB he’s gotten as a leadoff hitter.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Over/Under: 4.5 changeups.

    Under.

    • Thomas

      I’ll take the under, too.

    • Mike HC

      I will go over

  • Mike HC

    To further clarify the discussion in the last thread about playoff rosters:

    The rules also say that if a player eligible for the postseason is hurt and can’t play, the team can request permission from the commissioner’s office to replace him with a player from the minor league system, with a few restrictions. The player must be on a minor league roster within the organization as of Aug. 31 and still with the organization at the end of the regular season. Also, an injured pitcher can only be replaced by another pitcher and a position player by another position player, although these positions don’t have to match.

    So it is not specific position. Just position player or pitcher.

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

      Thanks, gracias, danke.

    • Steve O.

      To also further clarify the discussion in the last thread about the RedSox:

      They’re dead.

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

        hahahah. good one

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

        WTF are the “RedSox”?

        • Thomas

          I believe that was a cop show from the late 1979-1983 featuring a large black man as a former detective who was kicked off the force after a mysterious drug ring tainted his urine sample. The show featured this ex-detective chasing this ring vigilante style to find the real truth. His sidekick was a white midget who after they won any big fight sequence who utter his catchphrase “laser show.”

          It was removed from the air in 1983 and replaced with “Manimal” starring Simon MacCorkindale.

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

            IETC

  • Mike HC

    I’m really looking forward to watching Hughes today. I hope he puts a show on.

  • Steve O.

    I will be Gamedaying.

    For shame. Hughes is my second favorite pitcher on the staff to watch.

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

      I miss watching my favorite pitcher :( :( :(

      /obligatory bexy post’d

  • Apollo22237

    Pena dived into some pasta.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    I missed a full week of baseball, as I was on a cruise, disconnected with the cyber world. This is going to take a little getting used to again!

    I checked Hughes’ last outing and it didn’t look too good despite the win. I would love to see a nice bounceback on my return home. GO HUGHES!

    • Mark

      use a boat, the only way to get around thats quicker than the traffic!

      /Sterling’d

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

      A lot of things happened while you were gone. Let me recap.

      First, the world ended. Then, it stopped ending and came back to life.

  • http://alex Alex

    “You can get fancy with ERA”

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

    I’m shocked, SHOCKED that Rick Porcello has scuffled after being great. I assumed that “growing pains” was some bullshit myth, and that Porcello would dominate forever after dominating initially.

    I can only now assume that Porcello will suck forever and never dominate again, since he’s not dominating now.

    • Not Tank the Frank

      We should look at Porcello’s last four starts.

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

    Is Kay already annoying or is it just me?

    (Obligatory disclaimer that I would rather have him than FOX or ESPN)

    • rek4gehrig

      I’ve got Sterling and Suzin :-))))

  • Cy Pettitte

    fastball looks good today

  • http://www.repairmycomputer.com Marc

    I reeeeally hate the phrase “past a diving Pena”

    • Thomas

      On the plus side though, once he gets up we can see a dirty Pena often for hours at time.

    • Apollo22237

      You mean Pasta diving Pena.

  • Ross in Jersey

    Watching slowass mlb.tv at work, delayed by a few minutes :( So tempting to read here or look at gameday to find out what happened!

    • Cy Pettitte

      get a slingbox, I’m using the solo, best $140 i’ve ever spent

      • Ross in Jersey

        Yeah, I’ve considered it, but I already pay for mlb.tv so I can’t really justify spending more just to watch a few Yankee games at work :)

      • http://www.repairmycomputer.com Marc

        You’d have to be able to watch them on cable in order for that to work. Unfortunately, YES isn’t broadcast in Arizona. Boooo Arizona!

  • Troll

    effin A

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

      EFFIN A, COTTON!

      • Troll

        That’ll buy you one heck of a blumpkin.

  • Not Tank the Frank

    Seriously…how the hell did he do that?

  • Cy Pettitte

    first inning 2 run HR curse?

  • Evan in NYC

    That’s what happens when you don’t have a put-away pitch.

  • Apollo22237

    Bean him, he hasn’t been hit lately

  • Hummingbird S.

    maybe they should stop pitching to Miggy.. it’s definately not working.

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

    Ugh.

    ——-

    I’m glad Miguel Cabrera isn’t, and won’t be, a member of the Boston Red Sox.

    /positivespin’d

    • Cy Farnsworth

      QFT

      It would be Manny Ramirez all over again.

  • Nintendo vs Sega

    Damn Hughes sucks!

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

      Exclamation!

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

      GTFO

      • phughesisgod

        I hate Miguel Cabrera and I hate people who think Hughes sucks just because he gave up a home run that just kept carrying out. If there was no wind, that would have been a pop up, but the wind is blowing out to CF.

  • Chris

    Why does Phil even bother to throw a curveball? It’s such a horrible pitch for him.

    • phughesisgod

      Uhh, just because Miguel Cabrera hit a homer off of it that looked as if it just kept carrying, doesnt mean its a horrible pitch. Its actually a very good pitch for him.

      • Not Tank the Frank

        No it’s not. It’s been a below average pitch for him all season.

        http://www.fangraphs.com/stats.....itchvalues

        Hughes’ curveball is pretty bad. Considering how his curveball was hyped it’s been a complete disappointment.

        • phughesisgod

          Obviously, it has to get better. But that curveball has so much break, which makes it pretty good. If he can get all the kinks straightened out, that pitch will be a great pitch.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      If he threw it more often, maybe that ‘horrible’ pitch will get better!

  • Mushy Carl

    0-2 count he gives up a single Will Rhymes.

    0-2 count he gives up a 2 run home run after the count goes full to Miggy. So annoying.

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

      It is annoying, but: sometimes young pitchers aren’t perfect. Heck, sometimes older pitchers aren’t perfect.

    • Cy Pettitte

      in his last few games he’s had way too many 0-2 to 3-2 counts, killing his pitch count

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Sit down Damon!

    SCORE
    SCORE
    FOR THE LOVE OF GOD
    SCORE!

  • Ross in Jersey

    Yeah, I think it’s time to start making Johnny Damon beat you. The best hitter on the planet is insanely hot right now.

  • Apollo22237

    Haha, little do the Tigers know that getting a 2 run HR in the first inning actually decreases your chances of winning.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    We need to get Miggy back on the bottle.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      I prefer he goes back to the NL East

  • Cy Pettitte

    Porcello perfect game through one, this team sucks

    /s

  • Adam

    Imagine if Miggy had actually ended up with the Red Sox this year (assuming he would have a similar season).

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

      There was never a good chance of that really happening. Detroit isn’t a small market team, they’d much rather build around Miggy than trade him for prospects, even in the wake of his DUI incident.

      He’s way too good for the Tigers to ever move him.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Cabrera’s great, but you have to take Pujols.

    • Mushy Carl

      3 years younger. Opp field hitter. Miggy in Yankee Stadium all day.

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

        That.

        I’d rather have the previous 10 years of Albert’s career, but I’ll take the next decade of Miggy’s.

      • Tom Zig

        Fun fact: Miguel Cabrera would have at least 11 extra home runs this year if he played in Yankee Stadium 82 games a year.

        • Chris

          That’s not really a fact, that’s just speculation based on hit locations at Comerica.

  • Mushy Carl

    Cabrera won a world series with the Marlins Paul

  • rek4gehrig

    Walk Miggy already, jeez!!!!!!!

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

    I’ll take Cabrera. Three years younger, fewer injury concerns.

    • Cy Farnsworth

      But Cabrera has more off the field concerns, and is significantly worse in the field

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

        Youth and health >>> Off-field stuff and first base defense

        • Cy Farnsworth

          3 years isn’t a big enough gap to make age a deciding factor IMO

          • Steve O.

            3 years is a long time. 3 years ago A-Rod hit 54 HRs and won the MVP. 3 years ago Derrek Lee OPSd over .900. I could do this all day.

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

            Three years of age as a deciding factor is a shitload better than first base defense or off-field issues as a deciding factor.

          • Chris

            How about the fact that Cabrera plays in the AL, while Pujols plays in AAAA?

  • Klemy

    Another 0-2 hit…man.

  • Not Tank the Frank

    Yeah let’s forget what the strikezone is too ump. That’s lovely.

    • Klemy

      Carrying over from yesterday maybe.

  • Evan in NYC

    Every hitter has been 0-2. Hughes needs to develop a put-away pitch. He was awesome his first time through the league because they didn’t have the scouting reports on him they do now. He needs to adjust to be successful.

    • Mike HC

      He just needs to get more swings and misses on the pitches he does throw.

      • Evan in NYC

        How does he do that?

        • Mike HC

          If I knew, I would be on the mound right now. Or at least coaching

          • Evan in NYC

            Maybe he doesn’t have swing and miss stuff with what he is throwing right now. Maybe if he worked on his change-up in the off season he could add another hurdle for the offense to jump over.

            • Mike HC

              I’m with you. I hope he develops the curve as well. I was counting that as one of his pitches.

              • Mike HC

                I meant the change up as well, not the curve.

                But the curve too, ha.

    • jackson

      His first time through the league was in 2007. I think the books been out on him.

    • Steve O.

      Hughes already has multiple put away pitches. He just needs to learn how to use those pitches in a way to keep hitters off balance and get them out before the foul off ten pitches.

      • Mike HC

        Right. That is what I was getting at in my above comment. He has the pitches. He just needs to learn how to make them more effective. Which will come with experience. Hopefully.

  • Steve O.

    So, I go out to grab some lunch and when I come back the Yankees are down 2-0 with another Miguel Cabrera HR. Sumamabitch.

  • Mushy Carl

    Wouldn’t it be nice if he threw his change up right here?

    • Mike HC

      There is your change right there. Nice pitch calling, ha.

  • phughesisgod

    Good fielding, guys!

    • Troll

      4-4-6-6 single play

  • phughesisgod

    LOL, gameday. An 84 mph pitch with 8″ break is not a fastball.

  • Kilgore Trout

    Ground ball on a change up?

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Strike zone’s been awful so far.

    • phughesisgod

      Thats putting it lightly. Its a complete joke today. A pitch right down the middle and above the knees is a ball.

      • phughesisgod

        I mean, its a ball with this ump, but it should really be a strike.

        We really need an editing feature here!

  • Nate

    “D Jeter lined out to first.” What is this magic? I haven’t seen a line like that before.

  • Mike HC

    This team could really use a power surge from Jorge right about now.

    • Nate

      Walking is better for his health.

      • Cy Pettitte

        next year he’ll be running the bases on a rascal scooter and sitting on a stool behind the plate

        • Nate

          Suddenly I’m picturing Jorge on a tricycle with chaps and a cowboy hat a la Happy Gilmore.

      • Steve O.

        Not sure if serious.

        • Nate

          I tried coming up with some sarcastic WAR-centered argument about how it’s better for his game too, but decided to just give it a pass…

      • Mike HC

        hahah

  • Not Tank the Frank

    Wait…the Yankees have SEEN Porcello before. This doesn’t make sense.

  • Rose

    Young decent pitcher who’s had success in the past but struggled this year? Just face the Yankees and you can wedge a solid gem in your resume like nothing.

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

      You do realize we’ve seen Porcello before, right? Like, this year, even? And that it’s the second inning?

      I’d say “don’t say silly things, Rose,” but it’s far too late for that.

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

        Heh.

      • Tom Zig

        No, Struggling players doing well against the Yankees is a separate meme from the pitchers never seen before.

        • Not Tank the Frank

          What is a meme? I tried googling it but couldn’t find anything. I mean, I can figure out it’s purpose on here but i’m having trouble putting a strict definition on it. Do I pronounce it MEM or MEME? I’m obviously very intrigued by memes.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder
            • Not Tank the Frank

              Aaaaah wikipedia! I’m ashamed I forgot that site existed.

          • Rose

            Pronounced “meem”. It’s basically a cultural idea. An internet meme has a slightly different meaning where it’s used to describe online terms that spread quickly.

          • Tom Zig

            http://knowyourmeme.com/

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_meme

            Pronounced meem (rhymes with cream)

            Although I refuse to adapt and I still say mem-eh

      • Rose

        You do realize we’ve seen Porcello before, right? Like, this year, even? And that it’s the second inning?

        What does this have to do with anything that I said?

        I’d say “don’t say silly things, Rose,” but it’s far too late for that.

        Of what I said was silly…your response was hilarious. lol jk

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

          I assumed you were bringing up the “can’t hit young pitchers/people they haven’t seen before” meme. My bad.

          But really, Rose. If I just read your posts, I’d think we can’t hit any pitcher of any type, while having terrible pitching ourselves. Good thing I watch the games for the most part, then.

          • Rose

            Me too.

    • Steve O.

      /Doomsday’d

    • Mike HC

      So, you’re saying that all Joba needs to do to get back on track is face the Yanks? Unorthodox, but I like it.

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

    Did Michael Kay say the Tigers are in a pennant race? Wut?

    (Oh look I see on Twitter all the Grandy haters came back out because of one at-bat. lols.)

    • JFH

      granderson is a total bust. cashman should be flogged for signing him. long is a failure for his inability to fix his swing. the yankees are going nowhere all because of granderson, who sat too close to cervelli in the dugout and now does not try hard enough!

  • phughesisgod

    Breaking news: Rocket will be indicted for perjury in front of congress.

    • Mike HC

      Breaking News: Nobody but Congress seems to care.

      • phughesisgod

        Agreed. Its really a wonder why they even try it. Obviously no one cares about this crap anymore.

        • Tom Zig

          They indicted Bonds, but look where that went.

        • Chris

          If they don’t indict people who lie under oath, then why bother having people take an oath? It doesn’t matter if the public cares about it any more.

          • Mike HC

            “It doesn’t matter if the public cares about it any more.”

            And that is the problem. It should matter. But, alas, you are right. It does not seem to matter to them.

          • Rose

            Nobody cares about lying under oathe anymore because nobody is nearly as religious as they used to be. Hell, politicians take an oathe that says they should defend and protect the Constitution and then once that’s over with they spit and shit all over it.

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

              Nobody cares about lying under oathe anymore because nobody is nearly as religious as they used to be. Hell, politicians take an oathe that says they should defend and protect the Constitution and then once that’s over with they spit and shit all over it.

              Fixed.

              • Rose

                According to you, anyway.

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

              what is an “oathe”? Is that what “Barrack Obama” took?

              • Rose

                Knowing him and his administration. Yes.

                • rbizzler

                  Wow, you know Barack? Can you get me an invite to the WH for some pick-up hoops?

            • Total Dominication

              Why are the people you support attempting to restrict the 1st and 14th amendments?

          • Tom Zig

            Indictments are only one step in the process. An indictment standing by itself doesn’t do a whole lot.

            • Mike HC

              Those defensive plays got everyone back into the game. Fans and hitters.

              /narrative’d, but also maybe true

              • Mike HC

                /RAB glitch’d

    • Rose

      Funny how Congress indicts somebody as useless as Roger Clemens for perjury…but when the President of the United States, an infinitely more important person (in theory), does it – it’s swept under the rug. No way the government does anything shady at all…no way.

      Interesting…

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

        Was Bill Clinton even a citizen?!??! I never saw his birth certificate, did you?!??!?!

        • Rose

          William Howard Taft wasn’t a citizen…so when did we start caring about that anyway?!?!?

          • Rose

            And he created one of the greatest catastophes in the history of mankind

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

            FACT: every single US President has been a citizen of the United States, Rose. Even Taft and Obama.

            You’ve had some dumb conspiracy theories, but this is your dumbest one yet.

            • Rose

              Ohio was never actually formally admitted as a state. Therefore, he was not a citizen of the United States when he was born, elected, served his term, or even died.

              They had to tamper with documents in order to “retroactively” go back to 1803.

              As for Obama, his citizenship is the least of my concerns.

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

                Ohio was never actually formally admitted as a state. Therefore, he was not a citizen of the United States when he was born, elected, served his term, or even died.

                Ohio was a territory of the United States. People born in Ohio before it was a state were still citizens of the United States. People currently born in US territories (Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Northern Mariana Islands) are all citizens of the United States.

                This is dumb bullshit, Rose.

                • Rose

                  In 1873, The United States Attorney General ruled the word “jurisdiction” under the 14th Amendment meant:

                  “The word ‘jurisdiction’ must be understood to mean absolute and complete jurisdiction, such as the United States had over its citizens before the adoption of this amendment. Aliens, among whom are persons born here and naturalized abroad, dwelling or being in this country, are subject to the jurisdiction of the United States only to a limited extent. Political and military rights and duties do not pertain to them.”

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

                    The Taft family weren’t “aliens”, Rose. Aliens would be people who emigrated here from another country. Taft didn’t emigrate to Ohio, he was born there. His parents were from Massachussets and were also not aliens. Being born in a U.S. Territory to two citizens who were similarly born in the United States makes Taft and his entire family citizens.

                    Seriously, Rose, this is literally the dumbest shit you’ve ever written, and you’ve written oodles and oodles of dumb shit.

                    Stop talking, you’re embarrassing yourself.

            • Rose

              Also, what “dumb” conspiracy theories have I had?

              I know a lot of you think everything is a coincidence around here…but sometimes there are just too many coincidences and the odds are improbable of them continuously happening conveniently during catostrophic events.

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

                Also, what “dumb” conspiracy theories have I had?

                All of them.

                • Rose

                  Typical rebuttle for people responding to conspiracy “theories”. Instead of providing the facts of WHY they’re wrong…they just use the old media driven “conspiracy kook” crutch as their response.

                  Everybody who has seen things, heard things, mysteriously died, etc. are all just crazy people who joined together to create nonsense. The government has always been truthful and cordial in everything they do…LOL

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Is “mainstream children” an accepted term?

    • YankeesJunkie

      No, but somehow it feels somewhat demeaning.

    • Nate

      I don’t know what the context was, but it is in Rochester. Mainstream refers to integrating deaf and hearing students.

  • rek4gehrig

    Walk him now!!!

    • rek4gehrig

      Alright, no need to walk him

  • YankeesJunkie

    Tigers also will be joining in on the “Beautiful People” game afterwords and Verlander will be the starting pitcher with a full compliment of starters .

    My Prediction:
    Tigers:330
    Beautiful People:0

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

    Phil Hughes sucks, obviously.

    • Ross in Jersey

      I am so done with this team! Fuck Phil Hughes!

      /thatotherjerseyguy

  • phughesisgod

    Theres a quick inning. There we go, Hughes. Wanna throw s few more of those quickies today?

  • JFH

    7 pitch inning is very nice.

  • Troll

    So…. I see the first time we faced Porcello this year, he went 7 and we lost 2-0…..

  • Not Tank the Frank

    Michael Kay has no idea what the score is. He is now entering John Sterling’s airspace.

  • Steve O.

    Miguel Cabrera just make an out?

    .:Head Explodes:.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Is this ump kidding?

  • theyankeewarrior

    Attention:

    We are now entering the pitch-around-Cabrera/IBB Cabrera for the remainder of the game zone.

    Please keep your hands and feet inside the car at all times.

    Thank you.

  • Not Tank the Frank

    This ump is fucking up my universe. I’m like a mushroom cloud layin motherfucker motherfucker.

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

    Cards trade for Pedro Feliz for some reason. For Carpenter!!!!

    (Okay, it’s a minor league pitcher who they converted from catcher)

  • YankeesJunkie

    Pena should have knocked the shit of Porcello.

    • Not Tank the Frank

      I will always love Porcello for showing eveyrone just what a sissy Kevin Youkilis is.

      http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_42w5.....+Brawl.jpg

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

        That. I love me some Rick Porcello and always will, for that alone.

        • Not Tank the Frank

          Jersey! REPRESENT!!!

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

            I mean, really. A cute Jersey boy who killed Youk. Be still, my heart.

  • theyankeewarrior

    For those of you lucky enough to watch the game…

    How do the Yankee at bats look? Have they hit the ball hard at all?

    • Cy Farnsworth

      Not really, but good infield defense has taken away a few singles.

      Plus, the strike zone is comically bad which has been helping Porcello so far.

    • Ross in Jersey

      Jeter, Cano, and Tex have hit the ball hard but don’t have anything to show for it, obviously.

  • King of the Troglodytes

    Nothing like watching the Yanks look pathetic against a pitcher with an ERA of 5.50

    • Chris

      Get me his last 5 starts!

      • Troll

        1-3 (1 ND), 30.2 IP, 18 ER, 5.36 ERA

    • Rose

      It’s pretty frustrating. This series is eerily similar to that stretch before where we hit all the “good” pitchers and were baffled by the bad or inexperienced ones…

    • Troll

      Hits are overrated, need to dig deeper to see how well they’re actually doing.

  • Kilgore Trout

    Per Gameday, this ump is ready to retire.

    • Cy Farnsworth

      Normally when an ump is bad, it’s because he falls in love with a certain part of the plate (too many low strikes or something.)

      This guy seems to be picking randomly.

    • YankeesJunkie

      It would be nice to the umpire union go on strike and clean house.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    You Texy Thing

  • Nintendo vs Sega

    Just give him the Gold Glove!

  • Mike HC

    third juggle is a charm

    sick play

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Holy crap. That was wayyyyyyyyyyyy too close.

  • Apollo22237

    Kay is going to have a heart attack.

    • Mike HC

      hahahaha. Kay was actually damn good with both of those calls.

      Gotta give credit to Kay too when he steps it up.

  • Mike HC

    Holy Shit!!! What an inning.

    I thought that was going to be bad. Like watching a car accident as it happens.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Web Gem Party

  • Adam

    Wow, two in a row!

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

    That play just now confused the crap outta me. But yay, Gardy/Grandy!

  • Nintendo vs Sega

    Holy crap The Grandy Man can!

  • Not Tank the Frank

    Nice play and all, but damn, Grandy and Gardner need to get together and talk some shit over. They can’t make a catch lately without having a conversation afterwards.

    • Mike HC

      When you have two centerfielders out there, that tends to happen. Both of them can cover tons of ground.

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

    I enjoy good defense. I’m glad we care about it.

    • Apollo22237

      Its too bad we don’t careabout it as much as the Red Sox.

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

      We do???

      /Neyer’d

  • Mushy Carl

    eventful inning.

  • Nintendo vs Sega

    You always back off for the CF!

    • Mike HC

      No way could Gardner could have expected Granderson to get to that. Both had to go all out for that ball. Luckily it ended well.

      • YanksFan in MA

        Saw my leftfielder (and coincidentally, my boss) get KTFO at my softball game Monday. Collided into the shortstop’s leg with the side of his head in the middle of a dive going after a blooper between the two. The sound was unbelievable. I thought he was dead. Completely unconscious for about 2 minutes and he is still having some post concussion symptoms. Bottom line, let’s just be thankful both are still playing.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Strike 4

    • Cy Farnsworth

      And there’s 5.

      After all the tension during last night’s game, I wouldn’t be surprised to see either Girardi or Leyland blow their top at this home plate ump.

      • Ross in Jersey

        I don’t think it’ll take much for Leyland to lose it. He’s been on edge.

      • Not Tank the Frank

        I would have been tossed after Kearns got rung up on that garbage with the way Phil has been squeezed.

        But then again I’m a total asshole.

  • C

    Those 0-2 and 1-2 pitches would have been strikes against us…

  • JohnnyC

    Chad Fairchild – beer league umpire.

    • Tom Zig

      Chad Fairchild. what a name

      • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

        He was hired as an UMP for his name alone.

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

    This just in: I like Mark Teixeira.

  • Ross in Jersey

    I swear Jeter gets out of bed with an 0-2 count these days.

    • Not Tank the Frank

      He does do a headcount when he wakes up.

    • Mike HC

      And into bed with a knockout.

      Life tends to even out.

      • Not Tank the Frank

        Shit. Your comeback was better than mine.

  • Mike HC

    Those defensive plays got everyone back into the game. Fans and hitters.

    /narrative’d, but also maybe true

  • theyankeewarrior

    Here we go Swishhhh

  • Nate

    After the 30-some-odd pitches he threw in the first, the box score indicates Phil seems to have collected himself. How does he look out there?

    • Ross in Jersey

      Definitely seems to have great fastball command. He was painting in the 4th.

    • Mike HC

      Yea. He has been working fast and putting the ball over the plate.

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Swishalicious.

  • rek4gehrig

    Here we go, here we go

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

    In play, run(s).

    • Troll

      Some blue dots are just happier than others.

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

    I wonder what Nick Swisher and Miggy Cabrera would talk about.

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

      Freedom Week™

    • Ross in Jersey

      Pretty sure Nick would talk to anyone, even if they didn’t speak English.

  • Not Tank the Frank

    Just no DP Jorge. No DP.

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

    My man, 100 Grand.

  • Mike HC

    Is anything more satisfying than watching Granderson get hot? Seeing what he can finally do at the plate has been a long awaited highlight to the season.

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

      Is anything more satisfying than watching Granderson get hot?

      Yes. Seeing the Yankees lose like 10 straight, just to shut all these stupid optimists the f#$% up.

      Sincerely,
      Jersey Johnny

    • Ross in Jersey

      It certainly is, since there was substance to the argument that the last couple years were a downward trend and not aberrations. He’s still in his prime though, and clearly capable of being one of the best CF in the game.

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

    The Grandy Man Can.

  • Chris

    Can someone please explain what happened? I thought the game was over already. Hughes apparently sucks and the Yankees can’t hit Porcello, so I’m confused about why they’re still playing and allowed the Yankees to score.

    • Jose the Satirist

      Nothing like watching the Yanks look pathetic against a pitcher with an ERA of 5.50

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

    Cano makes that cross the body throw look too easy. its not that easy.

  • Not Tank the Frank

    Phil Hughes sucks.

  • YankeesJunkie

    A tale of two Phils

    • Chris

      Exactly. One that made one mediocre pitch to one of the best hitters in baseball, and one that has made mediocre or better pitches to everyone else.

  • theyankeewarrior

    Time for Phil to start mowing his way through this anemic lineup.

    /Sans Cabrera

  • Tom Zig

    death, taxes, and AJax striking out.

  • Andrew

    Waaah no strikeout pitch

  • Ross in Jersey

    This is the Phil Hughes we all know and love. Painting the corners, getting swings and misses, breaking bats. Good stuff.

    • Not Tank the Frank

      And he seems to have found his curveball. A lot more movement in it recently and he would’ve been able to throw more strikes with it if it had, you know, been called correctly as a strike.

      • Ross in Jersey

        I think that was the cutter on those close pitches, but his curveball does seem to have more bite.

      • AndrewYF

        But we were told that Hughes should stop throwing his curveball forever because it hasn’t been good for him so far.

  • theyankeewarrior

    Austin Jackson strikes out swinging. 129 Out.

    • Ross in Jersey

      He’s beating Hughes in the strikeout race!

  • Tom Zig

    hah i know this is meaningless but B-Ref has Austin Jackson as striking out on average 189 times per 162 games.

    • Jose the Satirist

      Anyone know the record for a rookie?

      • JohnnyC

        Pete Incaviglia. Something like 185.

        • vin
          • vin

            AJax is already in 8th place. 128 in 110 games (not counting today). Mark Reynolds had 129 in 111 games.

          • Jose the Satirist

            Notice everybody in the top 10 has double digit HR numbers. Except Ajax with only 2.

        • Jose the Satirist

          Yup. Ajax is number 7 on the most strikeouts in a rookie season list already.

          • JohnnyC

            It really emphasizes how unworldly his BABIP is. How he can hope to sustain anything close to that is beyond me. But he’s done it really for 2 seasons if you include last year in AAA.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Surprised that Porcello has a sub 5 K/9.

  • JFH

    they saw 8 pitches that inning.

    • Ross in Jersey

      Back to sucking against scrubs, apparently! They should just make up their minds, or something. Or we’re just overreacting to one inning.

      • Andrew

        Porcello is not a scrub

        • Ross in Jersey

          Not according to some people earlier!

  • vin

    Just realized…

    Miguel Cabrera is the Gary Sanchez of the big leagues.

    • Apollo22237

      Miguel Cabrera is the Miguel Cabrera of the big leagues, hehe.

  • Not Tank the Frank

    You see! He’s not a machi! HE’S A MAN!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFYjOZu3nG8

  • Not Tank the Frank

    MVP (3rd place)!

    • Ivan

      I put Cano 2nd place.

      Big offensive production from a middle fielder>>>>>>>>>Big offensive production from a 1st baseman.

      • Ross in Jersey

        Yes, if they had the same production levels. But Miggy is OPSing a full 130 points higher than Cano, not counting today. Miggy beats Cano, Hamilton beats Miggy.

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

          BWAR has Cano > Miggy, actually. Not sure what FWAR says because that site makes my computer spaz out of late.

          • Ross in Jersey

            He’s higher on fWAR too, because of the positional adjustment. I don’t think that matters if we’re talking about the MVP though. Miggy is straight up the better player right now by a decent margin.

            • AndrewYF

              Better hitter. Cano has a much more valuable glove.

              • Ross in Jersey

                Cabrera is no slouch at first anymore, but agreed.

                • V

                  Um, yes he is. WELL below average.

          • Not Tank the Frank

            5.5 for Cano
            5.3 for Miggy

            But those all important counting stats will swing the vote in Miggy’s favor considerably. But it’s warrented in this case IMO.

        • Jose the Satirist

          I feel bad for Miggy that he plays in the cavernous Tiger Stadium.

          Miggy Home: .438
          Miggy Away: .452

          Josh Home: .512
          Josh Away: .371

          • Jose the Satirist

            This is wOBA by the way. No that .512 is not a misprint. He is that insane.

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

              This is wOBA by the way. No that .512 is not a misprint. He The Ballpark at Arlington is that insane.

              Fixed.

              • Jose the Satirist

                Touché

      • theyankeewarrior

        Pedroia.

        Big time production from 2nd base + amazing grit, and will to get back on the field >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> some breakout season from a lazy player

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

          Pedroia’s injury cinched the MVP race for him. He was already leading, but that injury took him to a whole new level of production. He’s the MVP hands-down now.

          • theyankeewarrior

            Say what you will, but the 2008 MVPedroia season of

            !!!!!!!.326/.376/.493!!!!!!!

            Will live on FOREVAH!!!!!!

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

              To be fair, that was a TERRIBLY weak year for MVP candidates. Hamilton or Sizemore were better candidates IMO, but Pedroia wasn’t embarrassing. I mean, it’s weird he has an MVP and not… like… others, but you know. He wouldn’t be in the talk for MVP this year with those numbers.

        • Not Tank the Frank

          At the end of the season I’m going to enjoy (endlessly) pointing out how much of a better season Cano had compared to Pedroia’s 2008 campaign.

          • theyankeewarrior

            Hahahaha yes. And Jeter’s 4-5 seasons that topped Pedroia’s ’08 as well.

            Without a racquetball court in LF for him to hit doubles off of.

      • YankeesJunkie

        Cabrera OPS: 1077
        Cano OPS: 942

        You are correct that production for a middle IF is a ton more valuable there is such a big difference.

  • theyankeewarrior

    iiiiiiiit is a ribbi doubble for Robbie Cano!!!!!

  • YankeesJunkie

    Cano may not win the MVP, but his stock as a hitter as sky rocketed this year and that long term deal is looking pretty awesome.

  • Troll

    3-0 greenlights are very nice today

  • Mushy Carl

    Man Posada is slow

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

    HIP HIP

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

    Release the floodgates.

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

      RELEASE THE KRAKEN!!!!!

      • Pat D

        Ewwwwwwwwwww.

  • theyankeewarrior

    In a tight playoff game, this is where Thames pinch hits and Kearns takes over in LF.

    Or is that more like bottom 7?

  • Captain Bawls

    I had a nightmare last night that I was reading on RAB that we traded Swisher for Betemit and David Adams. Yeah, no idea.

    • JohnnyC

      If David Adams hadn’t broken his ankle, Cliff Lee could very well be a Yankee right now.

      • Captain Bawls

        But Montero would be a Mariner.

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

    You can’t get Curtis Granderson out. You just can’t.

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

      I know he’s been on a hot streak but I was genuinely surprised he had an above-league-average OPS and OPS+. The way people have been talking about him, I thought he was at like 88 OPS+.

    • theyankeewarrior

      I just hope this resurgence sticks this time. He has “broken out” a few times this season, but always seems to fall back after a hot week.

      This time looks and feels like he’s finally over the hump. He also seems to have gained a shit-ton of confidence since he began his mini-tear.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Just checking out Granderson’s stats and with this little hot streak of his numbers are virtually identical to 2009.

    • Captain Bawls

      BUT WHERE ARE THE 40-50 HRS HE WAS SUPPOSED TO HIT IN YS3???

      • YankeesJunkie

        Don’t know, but man I was wrong thinking he was going to be an easy 35.

    • Pat D

      But he has no emotion. He’s a robot. He’s not genuine. He’s a scrub, he sucks…

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

        No passion. None.

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

        Just disingenuous!!!!

      • JohnnyC

        He’s disingenuous! I don’t really know what that means but everyone had NYYFans said he was.

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

          http://dictionary.reference.co.....singenuous

          Fake, basically.

          I get disliking him as a player but if you think he’s fake, to me, that reeks of just trying to find something to dislike about the guy.

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

      Hitting Coach Kevin Long >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hitting Coach Lloyd McClendon

      • Pat D

        Yea, but has Kevin Long ever been thrown out of a game and stolen one of the bases in revenge?

        I think not.

  • Jose the Satirist

    This is the year of the grandslam right?

    • YankeesJunkie

      No this is the age of the pitcher. The pitcher will never relinquish his hold on baseball and it just a matter of time where no-no’s and perfectos are ordinary rather than extra-ordinary.

      /ESPN’d

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

        I laughed really hard because this is exactly what they are like.

      • Jose the Satirist

        Well played.

  • Mushy Carl

    Kearnzie!

  • Apollo22237

    That was like the same exact place Kearns hit it yesterday.

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

    I reaaaaally like this Austin Kearns pickup.

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

    Austin Kearns is better than Colin Curtis.

  • Klemy

    Kearns2010 = Hinske2009

  • JFH

    That double by Kearns is nice and all, but a sac fly would have been better.

  • Tom Zig

    Kearns just drop shot Robbie Weinhardt in MW2

  • Ross in Jersey

    I would personally like to thank Peter Abraham, who said that Ryan Kalish was better than Berkman/Kearns because he had a better triple slash after 50 at-bats. I’m sure Austin read those comments and decided to put an end to that shit right away.

  • Apollo22237

    Awwww, now we don’t have bases loaded.

    • Jose the Satirist

      I like the cut of your jib.

  • AndrewYF

    So are they going to take out Hughes to try and keep his innings under control?

    • Klemy

      I would’ve guessed that, but it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen.

    • phughesisgod

      I’d hit someone if they do. Hes at 90 pitches and on a roll. Who the hell cares about innings limits. Let him go 7 and then go to the ‘pen.

  • Moose Corner

    Pitch around Gardenr to get to Jeter, who would have thunk it!!!

    • Nate

      But it worked so well!

  • http://Yankees-news.webs.com Anthony

    This is a situation where Gardner should be stealing.

    • Ross in Jersey

      But they have a 5 run lead, that violates the unwritten rules of baseball.

      /Braden’d

      • http://Yankees-news.webs.com Anthony

        Gardner doesn’t care about unwritten rules of baseball. According to Johnny Damon and the Tigers look at what he did 2 days ago.

  • Mister Delaware

    Games with Paulie in the booth are much better than games without him.

  • Not Tank the Frank

    Nothing would make my day any better than seeing Jeter with an extra base hit.

    • Not Tank the Frank

      That’s amazing NOTE THE TIME!!!!

      • Mister Delaware

        Based on the time stamps, you could have posted the first one after he hit the ball.

        • Not Tank the Frank

          I demand seconds be included in the time stamps!

          Seriously I pressed reply once the pitcher was in the windup. It was glooooorious.

      • Ross in Jersey

        Can I have the lottery numbers for tonight?

  • Mushy Carl

    Kenny and Cone on the west coast trips were the best imo.

    • phughesisgod

      I miss Coney!

  • aRX

    Holy shit Jeter

  • Mister Delaware

    There we go.

  • Klemy

    Got a little Captain in you?

    • theyankeewarrior

      +2

  • Cy Pettitte

    One of Jeter’s best AB’s in a while

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

    You know who gets that ball? Curtis Granderson.

    (I kid, Austin Jackson is a VERY good CF from what I’ve seen. But I couldn’t resist.)

    • Chip

      It’s true and it’s not because he’s bad, it’s because he went to the Little League School of Playing Way Too Shallow in Center presented by Justin Upton

  • Joe

    I think it’s safe to say Hughes’ day is over.

  • claybeez

    See, the offensive malaise was all A-Rod’s fault.

    /jk

    • Not Tank the Frank

      The Yankees are a better team without A-Rod.

      /PeteAbe’d

  • YankeesJunkie

    Great at bat by Jeter.

    Only five more runs til this game becomes Gaudin proof.

  • C

    Gotta love the RISP market correction

  • JFH

    will the tigers start throwing at us now?

  • Jose the Satirist

    At this point they are just adding runs on to boost their Pythagorean W-L.

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

      Run-padders.

      /thatoneguy’d

  • Nate

    ESPN needs some education about periods.

    B Gardner walked. C Granderson scored, A Kearns to third on passed ball. Makes so much more sense than
    B Gardner walked, C Granderson scored, A Kearns to third on passed ball.

    • FachoinaNYY

      agreed, was trying to make sense of that myself.

  • larryf

    Nunez time?

  • http://Yankees-news.webs.com Anthony

    On gameday it just said
    “pitching change: Eddie Bonine replaces Robbie Weindhard. pitching change: Eddie Bonine replaces Eddie Bonine. pitching change Eddie Bonine replaces Eddie Bonine.” So unless the Tigers have alot of players named Eddie Bonine I can’t see how thats happening.

    • Pat D

      Hello? Cloning?

    • Adam

      If it was Mo it would be possible. Because Mo is the only person worthy of replacing Mo, replacing Mo.

    • Apollo22237

      Wow, Leyland is micromanaging today haha.

  • Adam

    1. Cashman is a ninja. Always has been, always will be. Kearns and Wood already paying dividends, Berkman will as well.

    2. Am looking forward to reviewing all of the nails in the captain’s coffin at the end of the season when everything evens out and he puts up his usual solid numbers.

    • Not Tank the Frank

      Don’t be so confident on # 2. He’s got a ways to go to get there. One shot to the wall doesn’t change it. Sorry to be a negative Nancy.

      • Adam

        Definitely one shot won’t get him there…I do think, however, he will end the year with some of the better stats for AL shortstops.

    • Chris

      Jeter’s full season numbers are going to be done this year because he’s struggled for so long this season. I expect him to bounce back next year, though.

  • Mushy Carl

    Cano!

  • Mister Delaware

    Dontchaknow!

  • aRX

    Bombs away

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

    DEEP.
    AND.
    THICK.

    • theyankeewarrior

      AND.
      POWERFUL.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Chances that Hughes and/or Sabathia wins 20 games this year. Obviously, a lot is based on the offense, but if Sabathia keeps up his streak of quality starts there is no reason not to think he can’t pick up 4 more wins in the last 6.5 weeks. Hughes with the innings limit may lose a couple starts here and there and that may keep him at 18 or 19.

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

      Unless he totally collapses CC will likely win 20. Hughes has a chance.

      DAMMIT ANDY YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO WIN 21 (sobs)

      • YankeesJunkie

        Hughes has at least five more starts, then maybe then pen. He would need to win all his starts or get a couple bullpen wins too.

      • CBean

        I’m still a little bitter that he went down right after they started talking about us having 3 pitchers with a shot at 20 wins. Somebody jinxed us and I demand satisfaction.

    • FIPster Doofus

      CC will, Phil won’t.

    • sangreal

      Too bad Pettitte got hurt. Would have liked to have seen him hit 20

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

        21 would’ve gotten him to 250 in his career. I joked about him getting there before the season, but then he pitched so well.

        But then HIS STUPID GROIN.

    • phughesisgod

      He’s at 140.2 right now. His innings limit is between 170-180(probably around 175). He could potentially have 6 more starts 35 more innings at 6 per start puts him at 172 for 6 starters. That puts him at 172.2. His turn comes up 7 or 8 more times. So he’ll miss 1 or 2 more starts depending on how he does in his starts. He’s at 15 wins right now(if Mitre holds on). He goes 5-1 in these 6 starts, hes at 20 wins. I’d say its very possible he can get 20 wins.

  • Not Tank the Frank

    MVP (2nd place)!!!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Leyland’s about to lose his shit

  • Klemy

    Wow.

  • Troll

    Anything Jete can do, Cano can do longer.

    • Apollo22237

      Its the deepness and the thickness.

  • Pat D

    Cano helping out the fantasy team!

  • Apollo22237

    Save your hits for tomorrow.

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

    This is bordering on cruelty to animals. I’m calling the ASPCA.

    • Pat D

      Call Siegfried and Roy.

    • Jose the Satirist

      I’m just hoping King of the Troglodytes is ok.

  • Jose the Satirist

    Cano heard the discussion about him and Miggy.

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

    Floodgates released.

  • Mushy Carl

    Should put Nunez in the game right? Right?

    • Cy Pettitte

      hopefully, good place to see what he can do

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

      You’re welcome.

  • YanksFan in MA

    Mitre to close it out? I don’t want to see anyone else besides maybe worthless Gaudin.

  • Chip

    I’d love to get a look at Nunez at short here, wouldn’t be surprised to see it at some point

  • Not Tank the Frank

    The Eduardo Nunez era has begun.

    • Jose the Satirist

      Somewhere Mike is shedding a tear.

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      Be careful Jeter! We may get a shortstop that doesn’t hit a groundball each time out.

      /shotatJeter’d

  • pat

    jeets watches the heir….

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

      Cito’s here?

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

      Mike just read this and threw up.

  • Mushy Carl

    A lot of range at Short and Third today :)

  • Rose

    Everybody should go here (well the link inside this link) and sign up for the class action lawsuit being filed against Obama, Pelosi, and the rest of that administration constantly breaking the law.

    http://riveraveblues.com/off-t.....nt-1047605

    We the people!

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      Who’s this Obama guy? Did he take PED’s lately?

      • Rose

        Him and John McCain probably inject each other on alternating Sundays. lol

      • Apollo22237

        Yea, he is being indicted soon. Pettitte will be testifying against Obama.

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

          This gives me an amusing mental image

      • AndrewYF

        Maybe she means Osuna, the erstwhile Yankee reliever opposite of Chris Hammond?

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

      I’d sign your petition, Rose, but I was born in Ohio, so I must not be a citizen.

      • Rose

        You’re in luck! In 1953 they finally admitted Ohio to be a state!

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

          Rose, Britain ceded Ohio to the Americans with the Treaty of Paris in 1783.

          Follow me closely, now:

          Every single person born in Ohio since the Treaty of Paris who was not an American Indian or a slave thus has been a citizen of the United States. Every single one of them.

          You’re embarrassing yourself.

          • Rose

            How is it embarrassing myself? It’s a legitimate argument. How many other people knew that Ohio wasn’t actually a state until 1953?

            I’m willing to bet less than 5% of the people on here. Yourself included.

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

              A.) Nobody new that because nobody cared, because it’s not important, because all those Ohioans born before 1953 were citizens anyway.
              B.) You’re incorrect. In 1953, Congress retroactively granted Statehood to Ohio from 1803, so no, Ohio was a state before 1953. That’s what the word “retroactively” means.

              • Rose

                Ohhh so all those people who didn’t make it until 1953 for when all that happened…knew via Doc and Marty and their DeLorean that their territory would soon become a “state”. I see. It all makes sense now.

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

                  They were treated as citizens of Ohio because the government didn’t start issuing formal proclamations of statehood until 1812 with Louisiana. Thus, they were de facto citizens of Ohio. Which is why the resolution proclaiming statehood that was passed in 1953 was declared retroactively to apply to 1803, because that’s when they were admitted to the union as a state in all ways except for the formal proclamation.

                  None of this matters to the issue at hand, though. While their status as citizens of a state of Ohio is murky, their status as citizens of the United States is not.

                  You literally have no clue whatsoever about Constitutional law. None.

                  • Jose the Satirist

                    But ask yourself: How is the Federal Reserve still around? They are an illegal entity that has no Constitutional basis. They will continue to suck the life out of America as it moves to Corporatism and destroys all human rights.

                    You what is in the Federal Reserve Bank? Nothing. No gold. Same with Fort Knox. The government will continue printing out money while illegally collecting income tax. Completely unconstitutional.

                    /Rose’d

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

                      I’d say that about 95% of the factual assertions that Rose has ever said here at RAB about the Constitution, citizenship, taxation, separation of powers, federalism, and any other facet of American government is wrong. His track record for thinking things that are true that are false is unparalleled.

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

              It’s a legitimate argument.

              No, it’s not.

              • Jose the Satirist

                What were you saying? I was too busy shitting on the Constitution.

                • Pat D

                  Did you use the Declaration to wipe?

                  • Rose

                    The answer is “Yes”

                    • Pat D

                      Calm down, that was a joke. I know they can be hard to recognize at times.

                    • Poopy Pants

                      Congrats to Rose for winning an argument against an entire message board. ‘The left’ always takes their toys and go home when they can’t win. No different this time.

                  • Jose the Satirist

                    The Declaration is an illegal document. It is against British law. We are part of Britain.

                    • Rose

                      Are you saying that a Revolution and cunningly tricking everybody into breaking the law of the Constitution are the same thing?

                    • Zack

                      Are you saying Gorilla Warfare is better than helping sick people?

                      (See you can change the appearance of things by giving them a title)

                    • Rose

                      What?

                      Helping “sick” people? Gorilla Warfare?!?

                      [scratches head and wonders if the world is really heading towards similarities in the movie Idocracy]

                    • Rose

                      Idiocracy

          • Steve O.

            Rose was serious about Ohio becoming a state in the 1950’s?

            • Rose

              Yup. Because that’s when it actually became a state. Regardless of “retroactive” jibberish. While the people were living in Ohio during 1803 – 1952, it was not actually a state.

    • Ross in Jersey

      Please do not shit up the gameday threads with this fucking garbage. I come here to talk baseball, not listen to wingnut conservatives cry about the government.

      • Rose

        Sorry Ross.

        By the way, you should run for office. Your high demands for total control would fit in perfectly with what they have going on up there…

        • V

          Wow. You really are a fucking imbecile.

          • Steve O.

            Try to avoid personal attacks.

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

              Correct. V shouldn’t personally attack Steve.

              Rose also shouldn’t post political petitions at RAB. They both need to stop.

              Let’s move on.

              • Steve O.

                I thought Rose was joking about the petition. I didn’t even bother to click the link because of that.

                • Rose

                  Oh no. It’s very real. Very VERY real.

                  • Pat D

                    A very real waste of time.

                    I respect that you’re putting your time and energy into this, but I don’t think this is the right place.

                    Also, as someone said in the OT thread, none of these challenges have worked or will work. Changing the people in office is the only thing that will.

          • Rose

            Explain. Is it because you don’t understand anything about politics?

            Usually people who get as frustrated and angry as you, throw insults as a result of not being able to comprehend what’s going on.

            • Chip

              So you’re attacking somebody about not understanding politics while throwing around a petition claiming that our president isn’t a citizen despite having a birth certificate? Wow……that’s something right there

              • Rose

                No. That’s exactly what I’m NOT doing.

                You, on the other hand, are chiming in as a part of the peanut gallery…throwing in your two cents without actually reading anything written at all apparently. Congratulations. Mission Accomplished. LOL

                • Zack

                  You accomplished your mission too.

                  You posted it in the off topic thread, nobody responded. You can’t handle that so you have to post it in a game thread to get a reaction from people.

                  • Jose the Satirist

                    I thought this was obvious to everyone. He has to get a response. So he posted it in two places after the first one didn’t work.

                    • Pat D

                      Yea, there was something from him in the OT thread yesterday and nobody responded to it. That didn’t help, I’m sure.

                    • Rose

                      “I don’t like him so I’m going to jump to conclusions!” LOL

                  • Rose

                    More people look at the game thread than the off-topic thread. It’s a fact. If I’m a salesman and I knock on the back door and nobody answers…you would probably then go to the front (if you already didn’t do so already)

                    • Zack

                      Exactly, you need the attention and you didn’t get any in the OT, so you had to re-post it here to get the reaction you desired.

                    • Pat D

                      What salesman would go to the back door first?

                      Your analogy doesn’t make sense, because there’s clearly a topic here and clearly an off topic thread where this belongs.

                    • Rose

                      I didn’t. The Yankees were up 9-2 (at the time) and I had just finished up a conversation about it during lunch so I threw it out there. No agenda. Don’t really care what you do to be honest. You obviously have no opinions of your own and rely on ganging up on people without any substance with your arguments though. That’s a neat technique.

                • Chip

                  Sorry, all of your conservative wingnut complaining seems to meld together. You’re attacking him on his calling you out for your crazy wingnut-ness. Seriously, I’m a conservative and I’m sick of people like you making the rest of us look like morons. Stop

                  • Rose

                    Personally, I don’t care what you’re sick of to be honest. Seems like a personal problem to me.

                    Secondly, I’m not a Republican. They’re just as corrupt as the Democrats.

                    Thirdly, get me a coffee. I’m thirsty.

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

                      Rose, honestly, I think I can speak for everyone when I say we are all tired of your political stuff. Not political stuff in general. Just yours.

                      (Sorry if this is a personal attack, and the RAB guys can feel free to warn me if it is.)

                    • Rose

                      Ohhh. I see. So any propaganda that is universally misunderstood is fair game…but anything with substance and concern we have to turn the other cheek or stick our head in the sand. I get it.

                      Sorry, but I don’t necessarily think that’s fair either.

          • http://Yankees-news.webs.com Anthony

            Fight!! Fight!!!! Fight!!!

        • Ross in Jersey

          So not only do you have no clue what is and is not against the Constitution, you don’t understand the RAB commenting guidelines either.

          Brilliant.

          • Rose

            Do you know how many off topic conversations spiral out of control during game threads?

            Just because you don’t understand ONE out of the many that occur…doesn’t mean that’s the only one that’s breaking the guidelines.

            As for the Constitution. I know that you, and most people like you, don’t like it and want it destroyed. THAT, I do know.

            • Chip

              Off topic? Yes

              Inflammatory, baseless accusations about the man who has the most difficult job in the world? Not nearly as common….or tolerated

              • Adam

                Guys…I just heard this shocking fact too…Robbie Cano also doesn’t have an American birth certificate!

                • Adam

                  Ok I just noticed the “destroy the constitution” part which is so awesome in its ridiculousness.

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

                    Rose KNOWS, Adam.

                    He KNOWS.

                    • Jose the Satirist

                      History books are all lies. The New World Order is in Phase 3 of Operation Amerika. At this point we begin to transform into drones to work for the Sociobots.

                • rbizzler

                  Impeach him.

              • Rose

                Where do I say anything about Obama’s citizenship?

                I’m confused.

                Maybe if you guys actually could comprehend what you’re “reading” you would make more sense.

                But if you don’t want to…have at it. Throw jokes around to one another about things that don’t mean anything. What do i care?

            • Ross in Jersey

              Do you know how many off topic conversations spiral out of control during game threads?

              None? Unless you consider occasionally talking about the minor league Yankees as “off topic”

              As for the Constitution. I know that you, and most people like you, don’t like it and want it destroyed. THAT, I do know.

              And I know that most people like you are unintelligent bigots who use baseless arguments and empty one liners like “Taking back America” to hide their racism and hatred. Why don’t you go back to Fox News, where you can all talk about how America is turning to a Socialist state while you simultaneously collect unemployment and food stamps.

              • Rose

                And I know that most people like you are unintelligent bigots who use baseless arguments and empty one liners like “Taking back America” to hide their racism and hatred. Why don’t you go back to Fox News, where you can all talk about how America is turning to a Socialist state while you simultaneously collect unemployment and food stamps.

                Oh you KNOW this huh? HAHA. Unbelievable.

                You have nothing to back your argument up so you conjure up nonsense in your head and throw it out there hoping it sticks.

                Sorry. I don’t see how the color of anybody’s skin has literally ANYTHING to do with…well…ANYTHING.

                Sorry to disappoint you.

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

              As for the Constitution. I know that you, and most people like you, don’t like it and want it destroyed. THAT, I do know.

              What’s funny is, the party of Rose’s allegiance is currently launching hackneyed Constitutional challenges to overturn/subvert the 1st and 14th amendments.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joe Pawlikowski

      To this thread: Please note the new addition, No. 12, in the commenting guidelines.

      Thank you for your compliance. We’re obviously a fascist regime here at RAB, and we have to do everything we can to take away your rights.

      • Rose

        That would explain all of your similar political allegiances anyway.

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joe Pawlikowski

          You have no idea what my political allegiances are. So please, can the act. This is a baseball site. This is a thread about a baseball game.

          • Pat D

            Burned.

            • Rose

              That’s too bad. Use some sunblock.

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

            Man, all this healthy debate has me really pumped up for Freedom Week™.

          • Rose

            That I will respect.

            Now I understand why some things are banned here. You put one simple thing up and people turn into barbarians doing everything in their power to insult you, put you down, jump to conclusions, etc. after doing so. And then you wind up with catastophe.

            • jackson

              That’s definitely why

        • Chip

          Yes, all of us are of the same feelings that your ramblings don’t belong here, this explains everything……

          • Rose

            My “ramblings” were very real. Your rebuttles were the ramblings that lacked any substance and were basically made up of personal attacks.

      • Jose the Satirist

        Thank you Rose!

  • Mushy Carl

    Mitre sucks

    • Klemy

      As much as I want to remain calm about this, I keep saying this to myself at the moment. lol

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

    Mitre, c’mon, dude. >:(

  • Adam

    Apparently Mitre got his hands into Gaudin’s cookie box before entering the game.

  • Mushy Carl

    Ace Nova make it happen. Bye Bye Mitre/Gaudin

  • Apollo22237

    Bring in Rivera NOW!

  • Cy Pettitte

    11-3 and Wood has to get warm, what a joke

    • YankeesJunkie

      My Wood is always warm!

      Now that is a joke!!!

  • http://Yankees-news.webs.com Anthony

    Mitre is gave up a home run 2 someone who doesn’t know how 2 spell his name.

    • http://Yankees-news.webs.com Anthony

      I missed the is when I started writing something different. Thought I should say this before somone says something about my gramatically incorrect statement.

    • JohnnyC

      You spell Peralta differently?

      • http://Yankees-news.webs.com Anthony

        When his name was misspelt on the birth certificate his parents for some reason decided not to correct it. I think they were just being lazy.

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

          Can’t wait to see what Cano accidentally calls his kid and then doesn’t correct it.

          • Frigidevil

            Son, because that’s about as lazy as you can get

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

          There’s a Rose “Ohio wasn’t a real state and Taft was an illegal” joke in there somewhere.

  • Adam

    Susan Waldmyn factoid of the day…She just realized when thinking about the Derek Lee trade that the Cubs will stop hearing questions about curses when they win the World Series. Truly insightful.

  • phughesisgod

    Ugh, finally, this inning is over.

  • CNight_UP

    GET NE PORCELLO’S STATS….(alams diet coke)

    /Francessa’d

  • Frank the Yank

    Cabrera is out of the game. Now I can relax.

    • Total Dominication

      My thoughts exactly.

  • Zack

    So is someone going to give me Pena’s triple slash for his last 7 ABs and tell me he’s playing better again?

    I got it for his last 4: .000/.000/.000

  • Mushy Carl

    Gotta wait to see Nunie bat

  • Mushy Carl

    Hey my name is Mitre. I suck.

  • Klemy

    Okay, I’ve had enough of Mitre for the day.

    • Klemy

      and now I’ve had more than enough.

  • rek4gehrig

    MEATray

  • Total Dominication

    Pathetic Mitre.

  • jackson

    Mitre has 6 outs and 6 runs to play with. I’m excited to see what comes first.

  • Yank the Frank

    I can no longer relax.

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

      We have 11 runs.

      Eleven.

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

        Eleven!!!11!1!1!!!

  • http://Yankees-news.webs.com Anthony

    Just take him out already. I thing Nick Swisher could pitch better

    • Total Dominication

      I know Nick Swisher could pitch better.

  • Mushy Carl

    Nunie!

  • Klemy

    Finalllly.

  • 28 in ’10

    Not to be mean-spirited, but I wonder what CJ Henry feels seeing Eduardo Nunez come up (started in GCL at the same time) for his first at-bat, with Austin Jackson (also in GCL same time) playing in center.

    Has to hurt.

  • Total Dominication

    Nunez!!!!!!!!!!!

    /irrational excitement

  • Total Dominication

    Nunez is feared!

  • Troll

    Valverde?? Is he in to hit sombody, then shit on the mound?

  • http://Yankees-news.webs.com Anthony

    See the Tigers brought in the best bullpen pitcher they have to face Nunez because he’s so great.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Valverde is in? Are the Tigers fucking retarded or something? Do they think the score is reversed or do they think that they are in it?

    Great just murder my only closer. Fuckers.

    • http://Yankees-news.webs.com Anthony

      Jim Leyland is thinking: this worked for Joe Torre, why don’t I try it out.

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

      They try to get him work at really weird times. Remember when he threw 60 pitches in an inning and almost blew a five-run lead? And Leyland was like “durf dee durf da durf I’m just gonna leave him in there.”

      • Apollo22237

        I’m pretty sure that was his exact quote, good memory.

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

          I do know Valverde said something after that game that was like, “Well I’m ready to start tomorrow.”

          THAT was funny. I kind of liked him for about .002 seconds after that.

      • Kit

        When I think of Leyland, I picture Yosemite Sam. And in my head, he sounds like him too.

        • Apollo22237

          So it must be the tight pants that make his mind work crazy.

          • Kit

            If I remembered the Family Guy quote, I would reply with it, but since I don’t, I think he was crazy since birth. The man is always angry.

            • Apollo22237

              I know what you’re going for so, good enough.

  • Klemy

    Well. That was anticlimactic.

  • Total Dominication

    Triple for the cycle!

    • http://Yankees-news.webs.com Anthony

      Cano is lazy so he wouldn’t have gone for the triple anyway.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joe Pawlikowski

    Everyone, thank Rose for the new guideline. No political talk, period.

    • JohnnyC

      Thanks, Joe.

    • Apollo22237

      It is a historical day here at RAB.

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

        Like the day Ohio became a state in whatever year.

        Sorry, sorry.

    • Steve O.

      Can we still make fun of Sarah Palin?

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

        If you can come up with a suitable liberal leader to make fun of, I would guess.

        But you act like Palin is considered universally insane or something.

        She’s not. She was a candidate for Vice President and is a popular conservative politician. Not a fringe lunatic.

    • Pat D

      In all seriousness then, because I sometimes do this, nothing referring to politics or politicians in any way, even as an obvious joke, is not allowed now?

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joe Pawlikowski

        Sorry, I don’t think we can allow that. I like ya, dude, but we have to enforce the rules universally.

        • Pat D

          No, that’s fine, I just want to make absolutely sure so I stop myself from doing it the next time it pops into mind.

          Thanks for replying!

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

            Like I said below, Rose’s batshit insanity has fucked it up for the rest of us.

            • Rose

              Haha. I love how the fact that people can’t control their reactions to certain things is MY fault LOL

              • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joe Pawlikowski

                This is actually a good point. We should O:S comments like the above more often.

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

                  We shouldn’t have to O:S them, they should just be deleted altogether.

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

                Yes, you’re the victim. You’re always the victim, Rose. It’s never your fault.

                We’re infringing on your Constitutional right to say ignorant shit and not get called out for it. I’m sure that right is in the Constitution somewhere, I’ll be damned if some governmental propaganda machine is going to tell me otherwise.

                • Rose

                  I’ve taken responsibility for things in the past. Ironically, I can’t remember the last time anybody else has.

                  And by “ignorant shit” you mean “things that I don’t agree with and anything I don’t agree with I must overreact to and add curse words in front of”

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

                    No, I mean ignorant shit. Your petition is something I don’t agree with, but I didn’t give you grief for it. Your crazy idea that Taft isn’t a citizen, that’s ignorant shit, and I gave you hell for it, because it’s moronically stupid.

                    • Rose

                      You’re literally the only one who commented on Taft. Everybody else overreacted and threw insults around about everything that WASN’T Taft. Most of which didn’t even read what was going on and thought the conversation was about Obama’s citizenship for whatever reason.

              • Pat D

                It must be fun to be you.

                Deny it all you want, but you knew you’d illicit strong reactions and that’s what you wanted. So this is your fault. This isn’t your site. If Joe, Mike and Ben want to change the rules when it’s their site, well, gee, that’s their right, isn’t it?

                Take responsibility much?

                • Rose

                  See, now how does this make sense?

                  Some of you are claiming that I had an agenda that because nobody responded to the same exact message in the off-topic forum – I HAD to post it on here to get a reaction.

                  Then the other half of you are saying that I knew this was going to get a reaction. Yet, the one I previously posted literally didn’t get any according to the other half.

                  Am I getting all this right?

                  • Pat D

                    Logic fail.

                    Not many people use the OT thread, particularly during a game. Rather than wait for the game to end and get replies in due time, you came over here and linked to the OT thread.

                    Why would you do that unless you WANTED a reaction of some kind? Either way you’re saying please reply to me one way or the other. Does that make sense?

                    • Rose

                      That link was posted well before the game. Thus making your point moot and useless.

                    • Pat D

                      Fair enough. I didn’t look at the time stamp of your first post.

                      But you still refuse to answer the question of why you linked to that topic in this thread. My belief is that you did it because you wanted attention, you wanted a response no matter what it was, that you basically baited people. Mission accomplished.

                      Look, I don’t want to discuss this anymore. I don’t care for your opinions, you probably don’t care for mine. So I’m walking away.

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

      Stop trying to cover up the fact that you’re not really a citizen, Pawlikowski. That’s not an American name and we all know it.

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

      Rose, fucking it up for everyone else, as usual.

      • Steve O.

        As long as Sarah Palin can still be mocked, this no politics rule isn’t that terrible.

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

          That’s bullshit. Don’t mock conservative political leaders unless you’ll mock liberal ones too.

          The rule is no politics. Not only make of fun of a conservative Alaskan former Governor, and otherwise no politics.

    • Adam

      Is it political to say that Valvere should be water boarded?

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joe Pawlikowski

        No.

      • Adam

        Umm Valverde.

    • Marcus

      You are wise RABbi, thank you for that.

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

      12. There will be no talk of politics in any Open Thread or Game Thread on River Ave. Blues. If you want to talk politics, do so in the Off-Topic thread. Thank commenter Rose for this. He had to bring the political talk into a thread about a baseball game.

      I hereby christen Commenting Guideline 12 “The Rose Law”.

      • Pat D

        IETC.

      • Steve O.

        Approved.

      • Total Dominication

        Aye.

      • Rose

        I guess I’ll take the honor…but I don’t see how everybody not being able to control their reactions is MY fault?

        Oh well. Long live the Rose Law!

        There will be a coronation here tomorrow at noon. Chip will be placing the crown on my head.

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

          but I don’t see how everybody not being able to control their reactions is MY fault?

          Because you always say ignorant, inflammatory bullshit, Rose. That’s why you inflame the board, because your language is inflammatory.

          • Rose

            How is my language “inflammatory”? Because YOU or somebody else doesn’t agree with it?

            I’m not calling anybody out, swearing, being racist, or anything. Although, above, I was called a racist, an imbecile, etc. when THAT is actually against the guidelines and always has been.

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

              It’s not inflammatory because we don’t agree with it, it’s inflammatory because you’re spouting falsehoods and claiming they’re factually accurate.

              People called you an imbecile, Rose, because you genuinely think that Taft was an illegitimate president, a secret illegal, and that Congress passed a retroactive act of statehood to try to cover it up.

              That’s an imbecilic position to take. Only a fool would genuinely believe in the conspiracy theories you do.

              • Rose

                No, it isn’t. I was bringing up a valid point based on the Constitution. NOT the Treaty of Paris. No where in the original Constitution does it state that Taft would be eligible for Presidency. That’s pretty much it.

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

                  Your point is not valid at all. Nowhere in the Constitution does it say that Taft can’t be President. All of this is batshit insane, Rose. You’re wrong. Let it go.

                  Ohio was a state in 1803. Taft was a legal citizen of Ohio at birth. Even if Ohio somehow wasn’t a state, Taft would still be a legal citizen of the United States regardless, because Ohio the non-state territory is still part of the legal United States and all non-immigrant non-slaves and non-Indians born in US territories get U.S. citizenship at birth.

                  None of your assertions have any merit whatsoever. It’s ridiculous that you’d even think that it’s a serious topic of debate.

                  Taft was a citizen of Ohio and the United States and his presidency is legitimate. Your ability to read Constitutional law is horribly flawed, and you should never base any of your arguments about anything on the unconstitutionality of any topic, because you don’t understand the U.S. Constitution.

                  Stop. Don’t post it here or anywhere, it’s fucking ridiculous.

    • Klemy

      You conservative!

      I kid, I kid!

    • FIPster Doofus

      Good. Politics is obnoxious. More baseball, less politics.

      • claybeez

        Hip-Hip Jorge!

        • claybeez

          reply fail

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

        Good. Batshit insane conspiracy theories about Politics like the idea that William Howard Taft, a US President and CHEIF JUSTICE OF THE FUCKING SUPREME COURT OF AMERICA wasn’t a citizen of the United States despite being born inside the U.S. continental borders to two American citizen parents is obnoxious. More baseball, less politics.

        Fixed.

        • Adam

          But still kind of awesome to think of him getting stuck in the first bathtub installed in the White House.

      • Poopy Pants

        Baseball IS politics.

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

    Didn’t O’Neill get thrown out trying to go to third on a double in a couple of really close playoff games? 1997 and the 2001 Series, I wanna say?

  • Mushy Carl

    Valverde doesn’t care what the score is. He does his squat dance.

    • Kit

      I really want to punch him in the throat.

    • Yank the Frank

      He is a hemorrhoid waiting to burst.

    • http://ballcraft.blogspot.com Zanath

      I was wondering if he did that. Good to know he’s an ass no matter what.

    • JohnnyC

      Leyland loves the guy I’m sure. Heh.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Why ask Flash if he has a cycle?

  • theyankeewarrior

    Valverde? Isn’t this guy dealing with an arm problem? Are they really out of pitchers?

    • Zack

      I thought it was an abdomin strain?

      Which is suprising, that body looks like it’s in excellent shape.

      • Kit

        It is an abdominal strain, but it apparently doesn’t hurt enough to stop him from doing his asshat dance on the mound.

        • http://ballcraft.blogspot.com Zanath

          I bet that’s how he got it in the first place.

          • Kit

            I wouldn’t put it past him.

  • Crime Dog

    Mitres gonna have a save. Proving yet again what a great stat the save is

    • Troll

      For all his suckitude, nobody else had to pitch, so I’m gonna take it.

  • Ross in Jersey

    Guys please sign my online petition to say that Sergio Mitre is an affront to America and abuses his power to make us feel nervous about 6 run leads.

    With your help we can all bring this national crisis to an end.

    • http://ballcraft.blogspot.com Zanath

      As nerve wracking as his performance was, I gotta hand it to Joe for leaving him in. It would have been easy to pull a Joe Torre and bring, say, Robertson in. But I think it is fair to say that the Tigers don’t have the firepower (especially when they took Cabrera out of the game) to score 11 runs. And at the end of the day, we only had to use one other pitcher after Hughes. I was at work, so I could only watch GameDay, but it seems like Hughes really rebounded after a shaky first couple of innings.

      • JohnnyC

        It was night and day after the 3rd inning. Hughes needed over 50 pitches to get thru the first 3, then pretty much zipped thru the 6th. I think it was better location.

        • http://ballcraft.blogspot.com Zanath

          I think it’s safe to say he would have been out there again in the 7th if it weren’t for that blasted innings limit…and the fact that that bottom of the 6th was so long.

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

      I laughed.

  • Total Dominication

    Great offensive win streak!

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

    Jersey Johnny throws a shitfit because we didn’t get swept.

    • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

      I’m sure Jersey Johnny hung himself when the Yankees stopped their skid at 2 losses.

  • Adam

    Mitre, now tied for third on team in saves!

  • Troll

    (sigh) Back into the cave… I’ll be back though, plenty of games left, and it’s a game of failure!

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

      Keep fighting the good fight, Troll. Don’t worry, I’m sure we’ll lose a game to the White Sox or Rangers soon, and you’ll be right back in there, plugging away.

  • Pat D

    I’m glad that the end of the game was uneventful. I got stuck in a traffic jam further up the thread.

  • theyankeewarrior

    Back to .500 in August!

    Here’s to dethroning King Felix!

    (Orders a round of Crown shots for all RAB game chatters)

  • bonestock94

    Great game. Why does meat-tray get a save?

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

      He pitched the final three innings.

      • bonestock94

        Wow, totally forgot about that rule. Must be from the era before pitchers became pussies and Nolan Ryan used to pitch 19 inning complete games.

        • Pat D

          Like how he’s going to make all his pitchers do now?

    • Adam

      Pitched three innings to close a win.

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

      If you pitch the last 3 innings, you get the save no matter what. A few years ago, a guy got a save for finishing off a Texas 30-3 win over Baltimore.

      • http://ballcraft.blogspot.com Zanath

        oh man, I remember that game. That was classic.

  • http://ballcraft.blogspot.com Zanath

    Also, really liking the Austin Kearns pick up…he’s been great. That’s a couple of big hits in two days for him, and his at bat’s in general have been very strong.

  • rek4gehrig

    Great game. Now, we root for the As tonight

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

      And Angels. The Red Sox ain’t getting in, but the more space we put between us and them, the more comfortable Girardi will be resting guys who need it, skipping starts, playing kids, etc.

      • http://ballcraft.blogspot.com Zanath

        I’m so tired of hearing how “gritty” and “tough” the Red Sox are on MLB shows. I’m looking forward to them getting officially eliminated from post season contention.

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

          DP himself said it on Twitter: TV analysts are incapable of saying anything bad about the Red Sox (other than OH POOR THEM THEY HAVE INJURIES NO TEAM HAS EVER HAD INJURIES)

          • http://ballcraft.blogspot.com Zanath

            DP?

            • http://ballcraft.blogspot.com Zanath

              Just did some research, I assume you were referring to Dan Patrick. I forgot he even existed. But it was good to hear somebody say that.

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

                Late but noooo, I meant the above-mentioned Dirty Pena, haha.

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

    Simply beautiful and it is even more amazing when I remind myself that this ISN’T the full “A” lineup.