Game 126: Payback


Alex approves. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

The Blue Jays got the best of the Yankees last night, with Jose Bautista getting revenge for an alleged pitch thrown at his head by homering late in the game to break a tie. Now it’s time for the Yanks to get some payback of their own.

I’m not talking about plunking Bautista or anything, let him puff his chest out and think he’s shown everyone he’s the man. He’s going to be playing golf in October one way or the other. I want to win, and not just win, but win big. Bludgeon them right from the start and show no mercy. Remind Bautista and the rest of his teammates that they’re nothing but fourth place afterthoughts in the game’s toughest division, and even though they won the battle yesterday, they were always doomed to lose the war.

Here’s the starting nine…

Jeter, SS
Swisher, RF
Teixeira, 1B
Cano, 2B
Thames, DH
Posada, C
Kearns, LF
Granderson, CF
Nunez, 3B

And on the the bump, it’s Dustin Moseley.

This one’s scheduled to start a little after 7pm ET and can be seen on good ol’ My9. Enjoy.

Categories : Game Threads


  1. theyankeewarrior says:

    Here’s to scoring 10+ runs tonight!

    (passes out shots of Crown in honor of tonight’s Canadian beat down)

  2. Pat D says:

    I still say plunk him. Just because the umps will be forced to warn the benches and Toronto won’t be able to retaliate.

    • Poopy Pants says:

      Plunk him for being throw at the night before? That’s perfectly emotionally healthy.

      • Poopy Pants says:


        • Pat D says:

          No, for his attitude and demeanor.

          I’m not entirely sure Nova threw at him intentionally. He crowds the plate so much. But for the extra slow home run trot and the mocking of Cervelli as he crossed the plate, he seems to think he’s really, really good because he’s having a career year. In terms of gamesmanship, he deserves it. The Yankees need to remind him that he’s in 4th place.

        • rbizzler says:

          Sorry but he wasn’t thrown at. The pitch was high but right over the plate.

          Nice try though.

      • Or physically, if you read the recent Lou Gehrig stuff.

        Bautista really went out of his way to rub it in yesterday, which just means he’s an asshole. Fuck him, win the game.

  3. bonestock94 says:

    What I’d like to see in this game:

    - Victory by double digit margin

    - Jose Bautista diving onto the dirt to dodge a headshot

    - “Let’s go Yankees” chant in that shitty stadium

  4. This is like the first game I’ve watched in a week or something. Something’s wrong with me.

  5. Brad Toughy says:

    I’ve got a hypothetical situation. Say someone like Chad Gaudin plunks Bautista and gets handed a five game suspension.

    What happens if the Yankees DFA him before his suspension starts? Do they have to hold onto him and wait for the suspension, or can they cut him loose and call up someone else?

    Disclaimer: Not saying that they would do this or that I advocate them doing this. Just wondering.

    • Ross in Jersey says:

      Well, they don’t get paid during suspension so there’s no financial advantage to doing it. I suppose they could release him if they wanted to clear a spot on the roster.

      Purely guessing, but if that happened I would assume he would then serve the remainder of the suspension whenever he was resigned.

  6. Dax J. says:

    Damn Mike, you’re really pissed. If anyone wants to guess the pitcher who would be willing to plunk Batista today, that would be Mike Axisa.

    I’m all in for plunking him. Aaaaand I also want the Yankees to beat the Jays in to oblivion.

  7. Slappy White says:

    Did you channel your Inner Steinbrenner ? Is there any chance you could give a locker room pep talk ? I know Im ready to kick someones ass right now. Damn good job Mr. Axisa

  8. Poopy Pants says:

    Why is everyone obsessed with plunking Bautista? Did he throw a ball at someone’s head or slide hard into an infielder and send them to the DL?

  9. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    I would like the Yankees to do to the Blue Jays what Chinese Taipei did to Canada in the LLWS.

  10. I say we sick Che Guevara on Bautista. Worked for Castro.

  11. I want to win, and not just win, but win big. Bludgeon them right from the start and show no mercy.

    All right Tigers. Lets get ready to play, huh?

    I don’t want to see any laziness here. If we win this we’re in the finals. If we get a big lead, we gotta pummel these guys, pummel them at all costs. Dominate, and hammer them. I want you to play dirty, if you have to, but don’t get caught. Byong Sun, stay low. Ok? That’s easy for you. Just chop block ‘em in the back of the knee. That will work well. Ambrose, you’re big. Don’t be afraid to throw the elbow. If you break someone’s collar bone, that’s a good thing, that’s what the medics for. Otherwise he’s just sittin’ around. All right?! You hear me!?

  12. Carlosologist says:

    Since this asshattery started in Canada, it is a matter of national pride that the Yankees whoop the Jays into next week so they remember who the top dog is and always will be.

    • Kit says:

      I wish people would chant “USA! USA!” at Roger’s Center. Damn Canadians, not knowing how to have fun. (kidding)

  13. Jerome S says:

    Yeah lets kick some assssssssssssss!!! I want to see a perfect game by Moseley, a four homer night for Teix and Cano, and… some other crazy shit too. lets do it!!

  14. Someone woke up with the taste of blood in there mouth! Mike sounds fired up! #imwithit

  15. bexarama says:

    MLB Network is dumb. For the record, I think it’s pretty wrong for professional journalists to basically ask Bautista/others if he’s on steroids or whatever. But on the other hand, the analysts on there were like “No, it’s not at all surprising Bautista leads MLB in HR!” I’m more than willing to accept it’s just a career year and he’s unlikely to do this ever again, but come on, guys.

    /minor rant over’d

    • Pat D says:

      I think we’ve been down this road before. Most all of the guys there are just idiots. Ater all, they employ Kevin Millar and Mitch Williams.

    • I think HGH is legal in Canada, and MLB can’t test for it because there’s no test available and/or it’s not in the CBA. But from what I’ve read, the effects are grossly overstated and misunderstood. By itself, it’s no big deal.

    • Brad Toughy says:

      If you don’t like it, don’t watch. It’s very simple.


    Know what this tells me?
    -not that Johnny’s still mad at the Sox
    -not that Johnny loves Detroit

    It tells me that Scott Boras is his agent, and Johnny doesn’t lift a finger unless he’s getting paid for it. He doesn’t care about getting a chance to win unless there’s an extension attached to it. That’s his prerogative, and I don’t fault him for that, but fans should be aware of these things.

    • MikeD says:

      I agree. Boras has the no-trade clause to the Red Sox and the Yankees put in Damon’s contract for a reason. He wanted it as leverage to get additional money for his client (and himself). Apparently Boston hasn’t stepped up to the plate to give extra money to Damon, so he’s staying in Detroit.

  17. Slappy White says:

    Why is everyone so down on the “steroid era” anyway ? Hell, I enjoyed watching guys like Cervelli hitting 20 bombs. If it wasnt for the shrunken testicle thing , I might do em myself

  18. Assists by NYY infielders / League Average:
    2B 361 / 354 (+7)
    3B 231 / 239 (-8)
    SS 300 / 357 (-57)
    2B 438 / 460 (-22)
    3B 300 / 311 (-11)
    SS 395 / 452 (-57)
    2B 500 / 481 (+19)
    3B 321 / 323 (-2)
    SS 403 / 459 (-56)
    Avg. 2008-2010:
    2B: +1
    3B: -7
    SS: -57

    I know many want to believe that Yankee pitchers, year after year, allow groundballs to be hit anywhere except in the vicinity of Derek Jeter. But expecting Jeter to be even close to a league-average SS in his late-30s is a formula for disappointment.


    Ive seen this argument a few times. Buy it? Don’t buy it? Either way, how come?

  19. phughesisgod says:

    If only we still had Krazy Kyle or if Joba could still hit 97-99 consistently, I wouldnt be worried about plunking. But I dont want to get Kerry Wood, our only guy who throws hard consistently, suspended for 5 games.

  20. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    When the Yankees unleash the Death Star on Toronto, I will have this playing in the background.

    Motley Crue – Live Wire


  21. phughesisgod says:

    By the way, if what Girardi says is true and Hughes could go 7 every time out without interfering with the limit, I think that puts Hughes’ limit around 180-190. If that is his innings limit, I think all of us will be stunned.

    • Ross in Jersey says:

      I don’t think that’s what he was saying.

      I interpreted it as: “We’d love for him to go 7 innings each start, but that may mean he approaches his innings limits too soon”

  22. JFH says:

    what’s the over under for a hbp in this game?

  23. Fred Lemond says:


  24. Cy Pettitte says:

    Jeterian at bat

  25. Mike Axisa says:

    Oh good, Jeter’s back to his first pitch ground ball to second base ways.

  26. Kit says:

    I don’t even get a chance to watch Derek’s at bats anymore. Most of them are over the second they start.

  27. Mike HC says:

    This guy has some odd throwing motion. I don’t think I’ve seen anything quite like it before.

  28. BadaBling says:

    I agree with all the real Yankee fans here, hit Bautista in his face. I coulda swore Grandy got hit last night and that bullshit Bautista pulled last night.

  29. Cy Pettitte says:

    0-2 double, very nice

  30. Esteban says:

    If you bet on Jeter to swing and hit a groundball on the first pitch, you win nothing because that was completely predictable.

  31. MikeD says:

    I wonder who is doing the programming over at YES. Maybe I just notice these things because I come from a media background, but right now YES is running a Yankeeograpy on Catfish Hunter. The main audience for this would be Yankee fans. Yankee fans are obviously watching the Yankee game on My9. Makes more sense to run a repeat of a Michael Kay CenterStage where he intereviews anyone who is not a baseball player.

    Now back to the game.

  32. Mike Axisa says:

    Nick piece of hitting Swish, sat back on an 0-2 breaking ball and drove it the other way. He never did shit like that last year.

  33. bexarama says:

    Has anyone ever been to the Rogers Centre? Because dear lord it looks so ugly. Uglier than Oakland and maybe even the Trop.

    • FIPster Doofus says:

      I have. It sucks.

    • Esteban says:

      I’ve heard that it was considered one of the nicest stadiums in the league when it was built and for a few years afterwards.

      • Pat D says:

        My mother and sister saw it when it was in its first few years, and that’s what they said.

        All the new stadiums since then have just blown it away.

    • Kit says:

      My brother visited a bunch of stadiums during a road trip with his buddies a few years ago and he said he didn’t think Rogers center was as ugly as it looks on TV, but that it wasn’t great either. And I’ve been to the Trop. It’s ugly. Really ugly.

      • bexarama says:

        I’ve been to the Trop too but in like 1999. I don’t remember it at all.

        • Kit says:

          I went a few years back. Can’t remember the exact year. I think it was 2006? I may be wrong. But I was bored out of my mind and kept complaining about hating Florida. I just really hate ball parks with turf instead of grass. There’s something so disgusting about the color, it bothers me.

    • MikeD says:

      Oakland wins the ugliest stadium by a light-year. Rogers Centre is beautiful compared to the A’s home. Haven’t been to the Trop.

  34. Ross in Jersey says:

    I’m surprised no one has done a story on Jeter’s stats when he’s been first-pitch swinging. Last year they were pretty good. This year… ehhh

    • bexarama says:

      Isn’t that kind of the difference between Derek Jeter last year and this year? Last year he was probably MVP non-Mauer division, who was so much better than everyone else it wasn’t even funny. This year, he’s mediocre…ish. Given that, it’s not really surprising that his numbers swinging at the first pitch were better last year than they are this year.

  35. Fred Lemond says:


  36. Mike Axisa says:


    (you’re fucked Jays)

  37. Esteban says:

    There you go Teix! Best way to get back at the Jays is to beat them.

  38. Ross in Jersey says:

    Attaway Tex. Keep it moving, boys.

    Or, GIDP. Fuck me.

  39. Fred Lemond says:

    So sick of this first pitch swinging bs.

  40. Carlosologist says:

    That’s a… creative way to GIDP.

  41. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Don’t miss Beanie Buddy night.

    • Mike HC says:

      I just read your joke at the end of the CC and Girardi thread.

      Very funny man. Were you inspired by the Jeffry Ross Hasselhoff roast joke about Springer paying a hooker with a personal check?

      • Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

        Hahaha great reference. I love Jeff Ross, but no I wasn’t inspired directly, it just worked out that way.

  42. Gonzo says:

    I just realized a Mosely fastball probably won’t scare Bautista. Can we call up Romulo just to turn the heat up on his ass?

  43. Ross in Jersey says:

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but the last time the Yankees knocked a starter out before the 5th inning was against Carmona in Cleveland. I’d like to see them do that a bit more. Seems they let guys off the hook far too often.

  44. Ivan says:

    Range is oh so good.

  45. Slappy White says:

    Here we go

  46. Carlosologist says:

    Contrary to popular belief, Curtis Granderson is good at baseball.

  47. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    You know, I don’t think the Yankees need to attack Bautista in any way. He probably received enough torment for that pubic hair that covered half his face. That’s why he shaved that shit off.

  48. FIPster Doofus says:

    Take that, Bautista

  49. Mike Axisa says:

    Sit down, Jose. Go set up some tee times for the second week of October.

  50. Mike HC says:

    If Bautista was not fooled by that, that would have been crushed.

  51. Cy Pettitte says:

    Bautista strikes out against a Moseley meatball right over the plate lol

  52. Kit says:

    I had nothing against Bautista until yesterday. Now I want to punch him in the throat.

    And I am also excited about that strike out, Nova.

  53. Carlosologist says:

    Breaking news: Bautista swung at slop and it didn’t end up in the roof! :O

    • Pat D says:

      He’s hitting .215 or so with only 6 of his home runs against non-fastballs.

      Let’s just not throw him any, eh?

  54. Anthony Murillo says:

    I lol’ed when Bautista K’ed against a Mosley Meatball.

  55. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    I guess Bautista forgot he sucked once. Well, let us remind him!

    HAHA YOU K’D!!!!!

  56. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:


  57. China Joe says:

    Haha, when Bautista came up the Blue Jays network showed his intro because they thought he’d get some raucous standing O…they forgot where they are…no one gives a shit

  58. MikeD says:

    Is tonight “swing at first pitch” night in Toronto? I missed the press release.

  59. Will (the other one) says:

    Damn…Mose with the belt-high change to Bautista. Gotta wonder if he saw his life flash before his eyes as it crossed the plate.

  60. Ross in Jersey says:

    I don’t think Posada is physically capable of swinging at the first pitch. And I mean that in a good way.

  61. FIPster Doofus says:

    Nice failding, Bautista

  62. Cy Pettitte says:

    lol Bautista, strong depth perception

  63. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Good defense, Jose.

  64. Slappy White says:

    Nice D Jose

  65. Ross in Jersey says:

    Flip the bat more, Jose. HAHA!

  66. Carlosologist says:

    This is what happens when you’re an asshat, Bautista.

  67. Mike Axisa says:

    Maybe Jose Bautista should spend as much time shagging lazy balls as he does practicing his bat flip.

  68. Mike HC says:

    I can’t tell if the Yanks are winning right now, or if the Jays are losing.

  69. Esteban says:

    Atta boy Bautista! Show your true colors.

  70. UncleArgyle says:

    Looks like Roids don’t aid your fielding

  71. Will (the other one) says:

    …and the double fail for Bautista!

  72. Mike HC says:

    Am I the only one who thinks this pitcher is begging for an elbow injury. He throws all elbow it seems.

  73. Kit says:

    I hope this is karma’s way of reminded Bautista that no one likes a douchebag. C’mon, Austin, bring Thames home.

  74. Ross in Jersey says:

    Uuuuuuuuuuuugh so close Thames. So close.

  75. Johan Iz My Brohan says:


  76. Cy Pettitte says:

    Thames what was that? how did he manage not to touch the plate?

  77. Kit says:

    Damn. Is Thames limping?

  78. Slappy White says:

    WTF Marcus ?

  79. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Stupid, Thames.

  80. DAMN! Nice hard nosed play by Thames, though. Love to see that shit.

  81. CNight_UP says:

    am i the only one that thinks he got the plate there…

  82. Carlosologist says:

    That was just a weird play.

  83. Mike HC says:

    How is the ump even expected to make that call? Instant replay is obviously necessary.

  84. Fred Lemond says:

    Go for the chest next time Thames

  85. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Sweet the leg, Marcus.

  86. Cy Pettitte says:

    time for Nunez to earn his stripes

  87. Oh look at that. An umpire called the pitch where it crossed not where it ended up. Good job, blue. Good job.

  88. Ross in Jersey says:

    Grandy with a walk against a LHP. Hooray for small victories!

  89. Fred Lemond says:

    Come on Nunie!

  90. Carlosologist says:

    Bags are loaded for Nunez. I wonder what happens here.

  91. Gonzo says:

    Is Nunez a true Yankee? We’ll find out. LOL

  92. Ross in Jersey says:

    I’ll take a sac fly here.

  93. Fred Lemond says:

    great speed

  94. FIPster Doofus says:

    Good hustle

  95. 6 up, 6 down for Dellin.

  96. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:


  97. Mike HC says:

    That was the slowest turn ever.

  98. Carlosologist says:

    I’ll take a RBI force out.

  99. Kit says:

    Nice hustle, Nunez.

  100. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    He’s pretty fast

  101. CNight_UP says:

    How do they not turn that….good job Blow Jays..

  102. Ross in Jersey says:

    Question: Yankee most likely to charge the mound if he feels he got intentionally hit?

    My top 3:


  103. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    Rzepynski looks like David Wrights ugly twin brother.

  104. China Joe says:

    hahaha…they’re promoting Honda CR-Zed Play of the Month. Don’t ever change, Canada, you queen-lovers!

  105. Damn, 2 run dinger off Dellin.

  106. Sheepmeister says:

    Hill, Lind, and this year now maybe Bautista, what is it with Toronto producing 1 year wonders?

  107. Fred Lemond says:

    Posada is giving multiple signs because the rumors of the cameraman in center stealing signs.

    • Ross in Jersey says:

      Single sign = Bautista crushes hanging curve last night

      Mutliple signs = Bautista whiffs on hanging curve tonight

      Coincidence? YOU BE THE JUDGE!


    • Mike HC says:

      That was the least excited homerun call I have ever heard. I mean. Are they sleeping up in the booth?

      Monster shot for Tex though. Complete bomb.

  108. bexarama says:

    “There’s always an expectation that someone is… stealing signs.”

    That’s not what I was expecting to hear. Heh.

  109. Slappy White says:

    Red Sox rained out. Do they get King Felix this series ?

  110. Esteban says:

    Well Boone’s was the only one I was alive for, so I’ll take that one.

  111. bexarama says:

    I have to vote for Boone on this poll as it’s the only one I was alive for. :/

  112. Gonzo says:

    Moseley is going to be invaluable when everything is locked up and everyone needs a rest. He just does not pitch a lot of pitches.

  113. 2nd throwing error to 1B for Dellin, this one went into the seats.

    Not a stellar debut so far.

  114. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    Holy crap, I switched from the TV to Game Day for a second? The changes look so ugly.

  115. Fred Lemond says:

    Tex baby!

  116. Kit says:

    Woo, Texy!

  117. Mike Axisa says:

    He Bautista’d that one.

  118. Slappy White says:

    Classy Home Run trot by Teix

  119. Ross in Jersey says:

    Dear Jose,

    That is how you hit a HR and not show up the other team.


    Mark Teixiera

  120. bonestock94 says:

    No doubt

  121. MikeD says:

    Perhaps the Yankees have now tapped into the Jays feed to steal signs.

    Let’s knock Marc Rumpelstiltskin out of the game.

  122. ThrillHouseMD says:

    Flash’s HR call could ruin a wet dream.

  123. Esteban says:

    Wow he hit that hard. In other news, John Flaherty is so fucking boring.

  124. Mike HC says:

    That was the least excited homerun call I have ever heard. I mean. Are they sleeping up in the booth?

    Monster shot for Tex though. Complete bomb.

  125. Paramecium Jones says:

    No audio, no video, just Gameday. The only time you know exactly what happened with the blue dot…. “In play run(s)” with no one on base.

  126. Gonzo says:

    Is it too much to ask to get a Moseley complete game? Please!

  127. Across the pond says:

    I guess I’m being childish and silly but I kinda wanted Tex to trot around and give an exaggerated fist pump at the plate.

  128. Ross in Jersey says:

    I don’t think Flash would have gotten excited for Boone’s HR either.

  129. Jake H says:

    Continue to destroy this guy.

  130. Fred Lemond says:

    Thames yeah!!!

  131. Ross in Jersey says:


    I love you!

  132. Pat D says:

    You know, all of us complaining about Bautista’s slow HR trot really shouldn’t be.

    Since we have the slowest HR trotter (heh) of all, right?

  133. Cy Pettitte says:

    Thames mashed it, Flash still not excited…

  134. Ivan says:


  135. CNight_UP says:


  136. Kit says:

    Yes! Nicely done, Thames.

  137. ThrillHouseMD says:

    They call him Mr. Thames!

  138. SouthernYankeeFan says:

    Cano has walked a lot lately. i like it.

  139. j_Yankees says:

    Marcus Thames Bitches.

  140. Cy Pettitte says:

    Let the good Thames roll

  141. BadaBling says:

    Only 5 HRs for Thames? It seems like he’s hit 10 or more. Pour it on!!

  142. Adam says:

    Umm…happy Thames are here again?

    Well, they were until my brain processed that home run call…

  143. Fred Lemond says:


  144. Kit says:

    Holy hell, you guys are really trying to send a message, right? I love it. Keep it rolling.

  145. Ross in Jersey says:

    Seriously, how would Flash have called Boone’s walkoff?

    (monotone)”Wakefield with the pitch, Boone hits a fly ball to right field. Looks like the Yankees will win this one.”

  146. Mike Axisa says:

    Back to fucking back. Enjoy fourth place, losers.

  147. Cy Pettitte says:

    back to back bitches, eat it douchebags

  148. Esteban says:

    What up Jose, where you at now brah?

  149. Mike HC says:

    The Yanks are going to hit this guy right back down to AAA.

  150. nsalem says:

    Jorge Edgar Allen Poesada

  151. Ivan says:

    Look What you did Bautista.

  152. bexarama says:

    I like to think that every HR Posada hits gets him one more vote for the HOF. (Back to back! And belly to belly!)

  153. CNight_UP says:




    /Mortal Kombated
    /Nintendo vs. Sega’d, nah too positive

  154. Pat D says:

    This is fun.

  155. Slappy White says:

    Dammit Mr. Axisa, that inspirational speech woke the boys up. Damn fine job sir

  156. JFH says:

    i guess they decided to open up that can of whoop a$$

  157. Drew says:

    Take notes Bautista. Hit ball far, run around bases like a man.

  158. China Joe says:

    By the way, does anyone think the Yanks are screwing around with their roster a bit too much? If they’re gonna skip Vazquez, why not DL him retroactively. Don’t stick him in the pen, he needs rest and they need arms. Call up Albie or fat Sanchez.

    • Ross in Jersey says:

      As I said in the other thread, they probably want to give him one more start to see if the extra rest gets him right. If they can start him before the 1st, if he performs poorly they can DL him and still call up a player in time to be eligible for the postseason roster.

    • Mike HC says:

      Maybe they are just stalling until September call ups. They know help is on the way.

  159. Fred Lemond says:

    Grandy man!

  160. Ross in Jersey says:

    I’m sure Granderson hopes he stays in the game so he can pad his stats vs LHP lol

  161. YankeesJunkie says:

    Now its time to take out Bautista.

  162. Dellin’s line so far

    3IP 2R 1ER 2BB 1H

    with 2 throwing errors by Dellin.

  163. forensic says:

    Is Flaherty’s voice capable of producing different pitches or tones? These games with the two of them are so painful.

    • Ross in Jersey says:

      I really don’t get why Kenny just doesn’t do the play by play. He’s nothing special, but he’s much better at it than Flash.

    • Mike HC says:

      Somebody needs to introduce him to these drugs called uppers. Caffeine. Energy drinks. Cocaine. Pick one and use it.

    • Esteban says:

      I actually miss Michael Kay when Flaherty is doing the play by play.

      • Mike HC says:

        Flaherty makes it seem like Bob Lorenz has an outsized personality.

        • Kit says:

          I actually like Bob Lorenz. I think he’s better than Kay, actually. He has a sense of humor. And boundaries.

          • Mike HC says:

            I agree. I really enjoy the games he calls. But mostly because he does not take over the game and lets the game play centerstage. And he is more exciting and interesting than Flaherty.

            I’m not a huge Kay fan. But one thing he does have, is a personality and opinions.

            • Kit says:

              My problem with Kay is everything. I do miss him when it’s Flash in the booth though (unless Flash is doing something like almost killing Bob Lorenz for a damn foul ball).

        • Flaherty makes it seem like Bob Lorenz Henry Kissenger has an outsized personality

      • Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

        Still better than Hawk Harrelson.

      • forensic says:

        I actually like Kay. It always bugs me how many terrible announcers/analysts YES employs. Flaherty, Tino, Nancy Newman, I could even throw Singleton and Lorenz in there to a slightly lesser extent…

        • Mike HC says:

          YES clearly prefers conservative and boring rather than provocative and outrageous. They take the safe road with hires over and over.

      • MikeD says:

        Kay is such an oversized personality that they no doubt purposely try to balance him with more sedate personalities, like Flaherty and Singleton. (Although Singleton is a screamer compared to Flash.) They no doubt want to avoid recreating a Sterling/Waldman match up on TV.

        That all said, maybe it’s good for Kay to take a day off everyonce in a while so we actually want him to come back!

    • Adam says:

      Well, he IS Flashbot 3000.

  164. Every Nunez throw is an adventure.

    • Mike HC says:

      And he was supposedly the guy the Yanks refused to part with in the Cliff Lee trade. I know it has not been long, but he is not exactly impressing.

  165. Dellin strikes out the side. Nasty curve working.

  166. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    Sweet K

  167. Mike Axisa says:

    My boy Joaquin Arias was DFA’d. Pour one out…

  168. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Whatever happened to those two guys dressing up as umpires behind home plate?

  169. Fred Lemond says:

    Think ima go listen to Sterling go wild.

  170. bexarama says:

    Was it Ross in Jersey who was wishing we would run the starter out early? Wish granted.

  171. Adam says:

    haha wow…just heard Cano’s WCBS before inning promo for the first time. That is tremendous with no pause at all…

    “‘dis is Robbie Cano don’tcha know…”

  172. Fred Lemond says:

    lol @ the Thames call. He sped up his call because it was hit so hard.

  173. Carlosologist says:

    I was showering, so can someone tell me how we scored four more runs?

    Also, Brian Tallet has a disgusting beard.

  174. For anyone complaining about Kay, listen to the AA Trenton guy.

    He sounds like a nasal kid toucher.

  175. bexarama says:

    Thought that was a GIDP off the bat. Got excited. Boohoo.

  176. Fred Lemond says:

    Stupid walk

  177. Kit says:

    C’mon, Moseley.

  178. Fred Lemond says:

    way to go Dustin.

  179. Ross in Jersey says:


  180. Mike Axisa says:

    C’mon, Dustin. Get your ground ball and go from there.

  181. Esteban says:

    C’mon Dustin. Just when I was about to put you in my top 5 favorite Dustins, you go and do this.

  182. Damage control time. Come on, Dustin.

  183. Ross in Jersey says:

    I can’t fault Robbie for playing where he was since Bautista is a dead pull hitter, but ugh that not-double-play hurts.

  184. Carlosologist says:

    I hope Joe has a quick hook tonight with Moseley.

  185. Oh how I love it when Hill fails!

  186. Mike Axisa says:

    Wow does Aaron Hill suck.

  187. I have a feeling if Bautista tries to score on a sac fly, it will be the one time in his career that Jorge will actually block the plate. Might even throw in an elbow or two.

  188. Kit says:

    Alright, Mose, all you need is one more out. You’re pretty okay at this pitching thing, so you can do this.

  189. Ross in Jersey says:

    Keep it at 5, please.

  190. Slappy White says:

    The talk of Javy in the bullpen gives me horrible flashbacks

  191. Ross in Jersey says:


  192. Mike Axisa says:

    There we go, well done Dustin, all things considered.

  193. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Damage. Control. Well done, Dustin. Well done.

  194. Cy Pettitte says:

    just 1 run, 50 something pitches through 4, i’ll take it

  195. Accent Shallow says:

    Marcus Thames is in college, hitting rockets.

  196. Mike Axisa says:

    Marcus Thames is such a pimp.

  197. Kit says:

    Thames! Perfect night so far.

  198. Strikeout numero siete OCHO for Dellin.

    …and his night is over.

  199. Esteban says:

    Thames one of the best signings (non All-star division) in recent memory.

  200. Fred Lemond says:

    Grandy Man opp field home run coming up.

  201. Fred Lemond says:

    OK wrong direct but you get the idea lol

  202. Accent Shallow says:

    Platoon Granderson.

  203. Mike Axisa says:

    Curtis, you dog you.

  204. Kit says:

    Fuck yeah, Grandyman! Schooling the Jays is my new favorite thing ever.

  205. Watch it leave, Jose. Just watch it leave.

  206. Esteban says:

    Haters where you at?

    OHH the Grandyman can

  207. Cy Pettitte says:

    Granderson HR off a lefty? mind = blown

    Curtis is good at baseball

  208. Drew says:

    It’s so nice to be better than every team we play…

  209. Pat D says:


  210. JGS says:

    Did…did Granderson just go deep on a lefty? On a breaking ball?

  211. Adam says:

    This is the opposite of suckiness.

  212. MikeD says:

    Wow. I never thought of Singleton as an excitable guy, but after listening to Flaherty, Singleton was positively Kay-like on that.

  213. YankeesJunkie says:


    Love that Grandy is hitting against lefties. Although it is a SSS it is better than seeing him K or grounding out.

  214. zzzz says:

    we should probably put kevin long on the 40 man so we don’t lose him. ever.

  215. Carlosologist says:

    I LOVE Granderson.

  216. Fred Lemond says:


  217. Kit says:

    THE CAPTAIN!! Finally, Derek. I’m so proud.

  218. Jobamania aka EvoLuTioN says:

    im liking this.

  219. Cy Pettitte says:

    Jeter HR, lmao at this, what a joke of a game by the blue gays

  220. Mike Axisa says:

    I asked, and they followed through. Love this time. Love ‘em.

  221. Esteban says:

    See Jose, THAT’S why you don’t rile up the Yankees.

  222. bexarama says:

    Derek was just mad at all of you that say those mean things about him

  223. bonestock94 says:

    1 run away from meeting my primary objective.

  224. More of those please, Derek.

  225. lower case j says:

    Mike, you got your wish my brother.

  226. Kevin in Delectable Princeton says:

    Couldn’t ask for two better guys (Jeter and Granderson) to hit homeruns to show Bautista what a little class is.

  227. Slappy White says:

    I think its safe to say this game is a loud “FUCK YOU JOSE”

  228. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    Fuck, now the Yankees are going to be forced to give this guy 4y/80m

    GO DJ!

  229. Pat D says:

    Bautista is paying for his sins!!!

  230. SouthernYankeeFan says:

    SPREAD IT ON!!!!!!!!

  231. YankeesJunkie says:

    Well hopefully Moseley is ready to go deep in the game, because I don’t want to see him out til at least 110 pitches.

  232. Kit says:

    Nicely done, Overbay. Almost injure your pitcher. Best thing ever right now.

  233. Esteban says:

    I really think the Yankees are trying to hit as many homers as they can tonight.

  234. MikeD says:

    Overbay trying to take his own pitcher out of the game.

  235. Jobamania aka EvoLuTioN says:

    anyone see hanley walk over the pitchers mound, but he actually seemed to STOMP on the rubber?


  236. Mike HC says:

    Overbay is a fucking nutcase with fly balls. Every ball is not his. I thought Aaaron Hill was going to punch him in the face last night after he would not be called off that foul ball to end the game.

  237. Adam says:

    This feels like the purely baseball version of Graham Lloyd running in from the bullpen to punch Armando Benitez.

  238. Jerome S says:


  239. Across the pond says:

    Oh man I’m glad I stayed up to watch this*

    *May have stayed up to see Jose getting plunked but this will do instead.

  240. Big Juan says:

    Anyone know where you can get splits of how a player has hit LHP and RHP by month? BRef has LHP, RHP, and month by month, but not a combination.

    • YankeesJunkie says:


      Look for the player then on top right above the stats are splits. Should be what you are looking for.

      • Big Juan says:

        Saw that too. Don’t think there was a month by month break down of vs. LHP and vs. RHP. I’ll check again though. Thanks.

  241. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    Bexy, Pettitte looks bored! =(

  242. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    #Dodgers put Kuroda on waivers. Rival exec: “I guarantee #Yankees are all over it.” Kuroda owed about $2.7M. Lilly not yet on waivers. #MLB


  243. Slappy White says:

    RAB posters: Please pluck Batista in the head

    Yankees: Lets just play Home Run Derby and beat the shit outta them

    Slappy White: Thatll work too

  244. bonestock94 says:

    Is it just me or does ump hate the blue jays. No complaints, just saying…

  245. Carlosologist says:

    I guess we’re in beast mode now, no?

  246. YankeesJunkie says:

    So what is the deal with Kuroda is he a free agent next year because if he is he would be an interesting piece for any contending team.

  247. Zooboy says:

    Dusting just gettin er done. Nice.

  248. jim p says:

    To the author: Please write an entry about how you want to see the Yankees win every single game for the rest of the season, including the 11 post-season games.

    Thank you.

    PS: Also how the entire starting lineup gets to a .300 average by season’s end.

  249. Esteban says:

    The Yankees have shown this tonight:

  250. CNight_UP says:

    A Yankees suck chant from a 4th place team losing 10-1, stay classy canadia…

  251. bexarama says:

    Tex: Remember that time I went like 0-for-6 with 5 K against you guys? I DON’T, MOTHERFUCKERS!!!!

  252. MikeD says:

    Great night, Mark. Don’t have anymore kids this year.

  253. Kit says:

    I’m sure Cano’s first hit of the night will be a HR. Give it time, Ken. Give it time.

  254. Slappy White says:

    2010 Batista Assholeness = 2009 Cashman Clubhouse Visit ?

  255. Cy Pettitte says:

    hip hip

  256. Fred Lemond says:

    Way to go Bautista. Waking up the Yanks.

  257. Mike Axisa says:

    Pour it on. I want 20 tonight.

  258. Esteban says:

    You can’t stop the Yankees, you can only hope to slow them down.
    Like this:

  259. bonestock94 says:

    First objective done. All I have left is to hear a “Let’s go Yankees” chant and for someone to go head hunting against Bautista.

  260. hello9 says:


  261. Jake H says:

    I love how Kevin Long has helped Granderson.

  262. bexarama says:

    It amuses me when IRL friends call me during Yankee games because I can never pay attention. Yes, even in games like this.

  263. Zack says:

    I get people want Bautista hit, but let’s grow up and chill out with the head hunting nonsense

  264. waka flocka says:

    I wouldn’t mind seeing Gaudin come in and showing Bautista what a real intentional pitch looks like. There is taking your time around the bases and then there is last night. This game is over, it won’t effect the out come, and he actually deserves it.

  265. Per @mashmore98, Aceves’s curve was really, really good and his command was solid. Sweet.

  266. Cy Pettitte says:

    Ivanova has mad swagger, looks like a bamf in the dugout

  267. bexarama says:

    “The wave is making a comeback!”

    RAB: ::explodes::

  268. Accent Shallow says:

    Of course Canadians do the wave.

  269. Kit says:

    C’mon, Moseley. One more out.

  270. Cy Pettitte says:

    why are they bothering with K-Wood? bring in the mop up men

  271. Fred Lemond says:

    Grandy Man!!!

  272. Carlosologist says:

    Our OF has cannons.

  273. You do NOT run on C-Grand.

  274. Mike Axisa says:

    What a freaking throw.

  275. Kit says:

    Ha! Nicely done, Curtis.

  276. Esteban says:

    Granderson, not a bad player after all.

  277. I’ll take that.

    Now hit 11 more homers so we can double them up 22-2.


  278. Across the pond says:

    All these OF assists are sexy

  279. China Joe says:

    Bautista should totally fist-pump after scoring that huge run

  280. Slappy White says:

    Taking extra base to score while 9 runs down is not playing the right way


  281. Pat D says:

    6 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 4 K.

    I’ll take that from Moseley any night.

  282. phughesisgod says:

    Thats probably it for Mosley. Good outing for him today.

  283. SouthernYankeeFan says:

    Other than the 4 walks. Great job by Moseley

  284. Greg says:

    The fugitive’s pitching.

    Reply if you get it

  285. rek4gehrig says:

    Dont u run, dont u dare run on our Yanks!!

  286. Ivan says:

    Piece of shit catch.

  287. Little Bill says:

    Gaudin better drill Bautista in the back or head. This game means nothing if we do not get payback for Bautista showing us up.

  288. Accent Shallow says:

    Oh shit.

  289. Kit says:

    Oh shit. Please no. No major injuries, please.

  290. Carlosologist says:


  291. BadaBling says:

    Please be okay Swish!!!

  292. Slappy White says:

    Reality Check

  293. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    Please be ok! =(

  294. Reggie C. says:

    Not that I enjoyed watching it, but honestly … how many guys wouldn’t flip the bat and jog home after getting thrown at earlier? Forty homers…damn yo.

    • bexarama says:

      I actually agree. The bat flip AND the super slow trot AND the glare at David Robertson (who didn’t have anything to do with what had happened earlier) AND the fistpump was a bit much, and of course I was pissed that he did that as a Yankee fan, but… whatever.

  295. Cy Pettitte says:

    i can;t believe he’s staying in there

  296. Mike Axisa says:

    Just take him out and ice it down before it swells.

  297. bexarama says:

    Craaaap Swisher

    He looks okay though. Right? Right? ;_;


    What’s my favorite part of this story? The fact that Revis might be ending his holdout and reporting to camp with a new contract, you say? No.

    My favorite part is this line from the opening paragraph:

    This much is undisputable: As of early Tuesday night, New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis still was AWOL, his contract holdout at 24 days.

    And directly to the right of that sentence, a “Darrelle Revis Holdout” countdown clock… showing TWENTY-THREE DAYS and counting.


  299. BadaBling says:


  300. paulc says:

    what hap to swish?

  301. Total Dominication says:

    Just got back from my families house. Was watching the game. This game is awesome.

  302. MikeD says:

    Clearly it’s a bruised pulled quad-calf-string.

  303. Total Dominication says:

    Shit, I missed it. What happened to Swisher?

  304. Ross in Jersey says:

    I can’t believe Swish was in there that long. It’s a 9 run game man, get in the clubhouse and ice that shit.

  305. BadaBling says:

    Someone shoulda told Gritty Grutner that he inherted a 2-2 count. How does a good game go bad? If Swish is out for any amount of time and Bautista not getting drilled!

    • Kit says:

      The Yankees know how to play baseball without being classless fools. Drilling Bautista will not prove anything. Showing him and his team that they’re nothing but a fourth place division team going nowhere, while simultaneously hitting home runs left and right, will send a louder, clearer message. Also, this is still a good game.

  306. Kit says:

    Oh come on, Chad.

  307. Jorge took a dive on that pitch, just like that High School kid did a few years back.

  308. China Joe says:

    The 2010 Jays are fast rising on the list of most anoying Yankee opponents…even when we win, someone gets hurt

    • bexarama says:

      They are a fucking pain in the ass, I’d rather play Boston than these douches.

      /I shouldn’t say this’d

      • Kit says:

        It’s true though. Boston, however, is so decrepit at this point that it’s sad and hilarious. They don’t pose a major threat to us so they’ve suddenly become boring.

      • Johan Iz My Brohan says:

        Said the same thing last night. I’m starting to hate the Jays more.

        Now I just want somebody to break Bautista’s ribs.

  309. BadaBling says:

    Hit this asshole!!!

  310. ThrillHouseMD says:

    C’mon Chad.. up and in.

  311. Ross in Jersey says:

    Stop fucking walking people!

  312. No! Don’t pull Bautista, we haven’t hit him in the head yet!

  313. Cy Pettitte says:


  314. Kit says:

    I really don’t like Chad Gaudin. I know we’re ahead, but the sight of him irks me.

  315. Ross in Jersey says:

    And this is what happens when you walk guys. Fucking ridiculous.

  316. Total Dominication says:

    Chad Gaudin is not good at baseball.

  317. Big Juan says:


  318. Fred Lemond says:

    Maybe he should have used Mitre? He’s been using Gaudin a lot lately.

  319. Slappy White says:

    Well Chad WTF ?

  320. Carlosologist says:

    asdfghjkl;’ Gaudin you suck.

  321. forensic says:

    Why does Gaudin continually get in games? Not that he’s much better, but what about Mitre? He hasn’t pitched in 5 days…

  322. I know I shouldn’t care because an 11-5 win and an 11-2 win are both wins…

    but I really wanted to crush them, and 11-5 is much less crushy than 11-2.

  323. BadaBling says:

    When keeping it real goes wrong!

  324. Pat D says:

    My phone stopped updating. What happened?

  325. Reggie C. says:

    Once Aceves gets back, that’s gotta spell the end for Gaudin’s tenure.

  326. Total Dominication says:


  327. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Tex can’t get hit number five. No passion.

  328. Total Dominication says:

    Wait, Joba what? I DOn’t BELIEVE WHAT I JUST SAW!

  329. bexarama says:

    Okay, I understand not burning the bullpen, but keeping him out there is kinda lame.

  330. Kit says:

    Nova being a clown with Robbie. Adorable. Ugh. Gaudin.

  331. Ross in Jersey says:

    Oh good, more walks. Seriously, one more baserunner and get him the fuck out.

  332. BadaBling says:

    Chad Gaudin doesn’t like the strike zone, strikezonaphobia! Scary disorder.

  333. Kit says:

    How adorable that you’re all chanting “Yankees suck” when your team is down 6 runs. Just precious.

  334. Fred Lemond says:

    Can’t believe Joe G left this guy in

  335. ESPN Scouts Inc.’s Top 20 NFL Players (with their rankings):

    1. Peyton Manning, QB IND - 95
    2. Andre Johnson, WR HOU - 94
    3. Darrelle Revis, CB NYJ - 93
    4. DeMarcus Ware, LB DAL - 93
    5. Drew Brees, QB NO - 93
    6. Joe Thomas, OT CLE - 93
    7. Larry Fitzgerald, WR ARI - 93
    8. Nnamdi Asomugha, CB OAK - 93
    9. Patrick Willis, LB SF - 93
    10. Tom Brady, QB NE - 93
    11 Adrian Peterson, RB MIN - 92
    12. Chris Johnson, RB TEN - 92
    13. Troy Polamalu, S PIT - 92
    14. Ed Reed, S BAL - 91
    15. James Harrison, LB PIT - 91
    16. Mario Williams, DE HOU - 91
    17. Nick Mangold, C NYJ - 91
    18. Philip Rivers, QB SD - 91
    19. Antonio Gates, TE SD - 90
    20. Ben Roethlisberger, QB PIT - 90


    That seems too high for Fitzgerald, Brady, Reed, Gates, and Roethlisberger and too low for CJ2K, Super Mario, Haloti Ngata (#26) and Jon Beason (a criminally low #42).

    Jahri Evans (#46) and Justin Tuck (#61) are also way lower than they should be.

  336. pat says:

    Eduardo Nunez is preordained by God to swing at every first pitch.

  337. Fred Lemond says:


  338. Kit says:

    Nicely done, Nunez.

  339. Cy Pettitte says:

    Nunez is freakin fast

  340. Big Juan says:

    Fast Eddie.

  341. Kit says:

    I would be happy with anything that is not a double play, Jeter.

  342. Reggie C. says:

    Aaron Ross is already wearing a boot and can’t practice. Plantar Fasciitis is a bad condition to have when the position demands you to pedal back and then explode. WTF!

    I’m starting to wish we had traded down and drafted Kyle Wilson.

  343. Tomorrow will make it two straight days where both the Yankee and Blue Jays starters had identical ERAs coming into the game.


  344. Esteban says:

    What are they chanting? Kerry’s on juice?

  345. Fred Lemond says:

    Man wood is just nasty

  346. Big Juan says:

    I love watching Kerry Wood pitch.

  347. Esteban says:

    That was satisfactory.

  348. Total Dominication says:

    The Yankees Win, theeeeee Yankees WINNNNNNNNNNN!!!!

  349. bexarama says:

    The thread last night really had a ridic number of posts, heh. Good win.

    • Scooter says:

      Nova’s first start and Bautista’s theatrics helped that along

      I get the feeling DotF is going to be very arousing – Dellin was dealin’

      And Ace might not be ready just yet

  350. Cy Pettitte says:

    K-Wood is straight nasty, really hope he comes back next year if he keeps this up

    since coming to NY he’s been almost Mo-like

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