Aug
24

Game 126: Payback

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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
  • theyankeewarrior

    Here’s to scoring 10+ runs tonight!

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

  • Pat D

    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

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

      • Poopy Pants

        *thrown

        • Pat D

          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

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

          Nice try though.

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

        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.

        • Slappy White

          +28

  • bonestock94

    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

    • Pat D

      Remember when the SkyDome was state of the art?

      Yea, me neither.

      • UncleArgyle

        I do! Remember when the cameras caught those two people doing it in the Hotel?

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

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

  • Brad Toughy

    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

      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.

  • http://www.twitter.com/astrophunq Dax J.

    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.

  • Slappy White

    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

  • Poopy Pants

    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?

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

      Oh you’re so adorable with your ever so subtle jabs at the team you root for. He’s killed the Yankees all season long and he was a bit of a jackass last night (I didn’t have a problem with anything individually but the staring AND the long trot AND the fistpumping isn’t exactly being the greatest of sports).

    • Dr Van Nostrand

      Why continue to read and comment on this website when you aren’t a fan of the Yankees?

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

        It’s because Nomaas isn’t that funny anymore. Poopy Pants has tried to hide it by lying, but we see through his ruse.

        He has no place else to go.

        • Slappy White

          Give us your tired, your poor, your complete assholes

        • Pat D

          They’re really not. Even in their normal analysis, it seems like they’re not that into it this year.

        • Carlosologist

          He could go to Cleveland.

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

            What’s that? No he couldn’t. You just made that up.

        • Carlosologist

          A lead! Hooray!

          • Carlosologist

            Crap, reply fail.

    • Kit

      I know the Red Sox are having a bad season, Poopy Pants, but don’t be one of those fans who only loves them when they win. That’s wrong.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder
  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

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

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

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

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

      Monty Burns: (incredulous) You mean Batista’s GONE?!?! Did you know about this?
      Homer: I had no idea.

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

        I’m glad someone got the reference. 50 year old jokes generally don’t work.

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

      AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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

        (pumps fist)

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

    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!?

  • Carlosologist

    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

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

  • Jerome S

    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!!

  • http://www.vimeo.com/fiveeightfoursix ledavidisrael

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

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

    Just win.

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

      I really wish Al Davis’s decrepitude and now-shitty franchise hadn’t sucked the life-blood out of that awesome phrase.

      “Just Win, Baby” used to mean something. Now it’s just ironic.

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

    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

      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.

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

      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

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

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

    http://www.nydailynews.com/spo.....Yankees%29

    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

      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.

  • Slappy White

    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

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

    Assists by NYY infielders / League Average:
    2010:
    2B 361 / 354 (+7)
    3B 231 / 239 (-8)
    SS 300 / 357 (-57)
    2009:
    2B 438 / 460 (-22)
    3B 300 / 311 (-11)
    SS 395 / 452 (-57)
    2008:
    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.

    http://www.baseballthinkfactor.....down_year/

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

  • phughesisgod

    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.

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

      See, I know AJ would go out there and try to do it, but the way he’s been pitching that ball would end up getting crushed, anyway.

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

        heh, poor AJ.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

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

    Motley Crue – Live Wire
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRkeapR08N8

    Perrrrfecttt

  • phughesisgod

    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

      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”

  • JFH

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

    • Pat D

      1 1/2.

  • Fred Lemond

    Shocking

  • Cy Pettitte

    Jeterian at bat

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

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

    • Slappy White

      shhortstops eveywhere will be jealous

  • Kit

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

  • Mike HC

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

  • BadaBling

    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.

    • Mike HC

      That seemed easy

      • Mike HC

        wrong reply.

        But to answer you. I would not be surprised in the yanks pitch him up and in all night when they don’t completely pitch around him.

    • BadaBling

      It really looked like Thames foot touched the dish. RoboUmps please!!

      • BadaBling

        Reply FAIL! I suck at life!

  • Cy Pettitte

    0-2 double, very nice

  • Esteban

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

  • MikeD

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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

      I have. It sucks.

    • Esteban

      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

        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

      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.

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

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

        • Kit

          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

      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.

  • Ross in Jersey

    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

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

      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.

  • Fred Lemond

    Wooooooooooooo!

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

    AND IT BEGINS…

    (you’re fucked Jays)

  • Esteban

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

  • Ross in Jersey

    Attaway Tex. Keep it moving, boys.

    Or, GIDP. Fuck me.

  • Fred Lemond

    So sick of this first pitch swinging bs.

    • CNight_UP

      Yeah he is an awful player, only leads the majors in WAR….

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

      .380/.394/.567

      You know what that is? Derek Jeter’s career line on first pitches.

      • MikeD

        His entire career? How many ABs?

        How about his 2010 line on swinging on the first pitch.

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

          http://www.baseball-reference......;t=b#count

          1584 PAs

          This year he’s .299/.325/.377 which is better than his overall line. This is just a bogus knock on Derek.

          • MikeD

            Thanks. Good stats. I’m not surprised he’s hit well over his career swinging on the first pitch, although I didn’t quite expect .380, yet now that I think about it, he pretty much has to hit in the .380+ range to be productive, since he’ll generate almost no base on balls. His OBP in those situations is only slightly higher than his overall career OBP, but he makes up for it with additional power.

            Bottom line, it’s a part of his game that has played well for him, so can’t knock him as if it’s a new approach that’s not working. It’s not working this year (.325 OBP is lower than his overall OBP, and he’s not generating any additional power), but his overall approach is not quite working as well either.

            I wonder if percentage wise he’s swinging at more first pitches this year, or if he’s swinging at different type of pitches (less fastballs) or more pitches out of the stikezone.

            Of course, another other option is he’s just getting older.

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

              Bingo. I just hope fans will let him grow old gracefully.

  • Carlosologist

    That’s a… creative way to GIDP.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Don’t miss Beanie Buddy night.

    • Mike HC

      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

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

  • Gonzo

    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?

    • Cy Pettitte

      we need to borrow Aroldis Chapman, 103mph fastball to head would be nice

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      Is throwing at Bautista really on everybody’s priority list? I’d much rather blow the Jays out. Maybe if there’s time we can throw at Bautista.

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

        That. But the idea of like, gentle, lack-of-stuff Moseley throwing at Bautista is kind of hilarious.

  • Ross in Jersey

    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.

  • Ivan

    Range is oh so good.

    • Cy Pettitte

      pitching and defense

      …and hitting

  • Slappy White

    Here we go

  • Carlosologist

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

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    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.

    • FIPster Doofus

      Jose Bautista’s Gorilla Mask would make a fine RAB handle.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Take that, Bautista

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

    NICE!

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

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

  • Mike HC

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

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Kit

    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.

  • Carlosologist

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

    • Pat D

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

      Let’s just not throw him any, eh?

  • Anthony Murillo

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

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

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

    HAHA YOU K’D!!!!!

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    THAMES!!!!

  • China Joe

    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

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      Speaking of nobody giving a shit…Did anybody call for his curtain call last night?

  • MikeD

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

  • Will (the other one)

    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.

  • Ross in Jersey

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

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

    FYI-Betances makes his AA debut tonight

    http://www.rider.edu/175_16702.htm

  • FIPster Doofus

    Nice failding, Bautista

  • Cy Pettitte

    lol Bautista, strong depth perception

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Good defense, Jose.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Fly ball read fail.

  • Slappy White

    Nice D Jose

  • Ross in Jersey

    Flip the bat more, Jose. HAHA!

  • Carlosologist

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

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

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

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      …but you’re more likely to get on SportsCenter by bat flipping than good D.

    • Mike HC

      He practices staring down pitchers in the mirror more than catching fly balls apparently.

    • Pat D

      Like he gets paid for that.

  • Mike HC

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

  • Esteban

    Atta boy Bautista! Show your true colors.

  • UncleArgyle

    Looks like Roids don’t aid your fielding

  • Will (the other one)

    …and the double fail for Bautista!

  • Mike HC

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

  • Kit

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

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Goddammit.

  • Ross in Jersey

    Uuuuuuuuuuuugh so close Thames. So close.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    LOL THAMES!

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      wait, did his shin not just slide across when that happened?

  • Cy Pettitte

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

    • Esteban

      Buck was blocking the plate.

  • Kit

    Damn. Is Thames limping?

  • Slappy White

    WTF Marcus ?

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Stupid, Thames.

    • Ross in Jersey

      That was the right play, he was dead otherwise.

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

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

  • CNight_UP

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

    • Kit

      No. It looks like his knee slid over it.

    • Mike HC

      Tough to tell but I think he might have.

  • Carlosologist

    That was just a weird play.

  • Mike HC

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

    • Ross in Jersey

      Pretty sure he didn’t touch the plate.

      • Mike HC

        I still can’t tell even after four.

        But point being it is impossible for the ump to be in position to see every angle.

  • Fred Lemond

    Go for the chest next time Thames

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Sweet the leg, Marcus.

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      /Kobra Kai’d

  • Cy Pettitte

    time for Nunez to earn his stripes

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

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

  • Ross in Jersey

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

  • Fred Lemond

    Come on Nunie!

  • Carlosologist

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

  • Gonzo

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

  • Ross in Jersey

    I’ll take a sac fly here.

    • Ross in Jersey

      That works too. Way to hustle it out, kid.

  • Fred Lemond

    great speed

  • FIPster Doofus

    Good hustle

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

    6 up, 6 down for Dellin.

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

      Romine with a double

      ….and he gets thrown out the next play @ 3rd on a FC, which is just asinine.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Phew.

  • Mike HC

    That was the slowest turn ever.

  • Carlosologist

    I’ll take a RBI force out.

  • Kit

    Nice hustle, Nunez.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    He’s pretty fast

  • CNight_UP

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

  • Ross in Jersey

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

    My top 3:

    Posada
    Thames
    Swisher

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

      Posada
      Posada
      Posada.

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      Posada wouldn’t charge, but he’s definitely most likely to stare back at the pitcher.

      • Ross in Jersey

        No? Guy seems to have a pretty short fuse, I could see him snap.

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

      Ramiro Pena
      Brett Gardner
      Derek Jeter

      • Mike HC

        and Mo of course.

    • Mike HC

      Secretly Crazy Darkhorse Candidate: Cervelli

      • Gonzo

        Kearns might be a darkhorse too.

        • Mike HC

          agreed

    • Kit

      My top three are Posada, Posada and Posada. He has a bad temper. Everyone else is pretty level-headed and can be convinced to back off.

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

        ~brain twins~

        • Kit

          Haha, yeah. I just saw yours and laughed.

      • Ross in Jersey

        I said Thames because I remember that time earlier in the year, I think it was against Boston – where they threw up and in and he took a step towards the mound and looked pretty pissed.

        • Kit

          He usually looks annoyed, but I think Thames is level-headed. He might be pissed, but he’ll take it in stride. That does not apply to Posada.

        • Mike HC

          Yea. Thames almost plays with that “I could be out of the league tomorrow so I don’t give a shit,” kinda attitude. Which is dangerous in a baseball brawl.

    • Gonzo

      Thames would be scary coming at you. Him and Tex would scare the lights out of me when charging.

      • Fred Lemond

        CC throwing at you and telling you to charge him would be scary.

        • Gonzo

          Yes indeedy.

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

        That’s half-racist.

      • James A

        Swisher went after Vicente Padilla pretty good
        http://mlb.mlb.com/multimedia/.....;ym=200709 (Safe, September 16)

        • Ross in Jersey

          haha, awesome.

        • Cy Pettitte

          how have I never seen this? so awesome

          • James A

            i know, further proof of how great swish is and how big a douche padilla is

    • Cy Pettitte

      if somebody gets hit Girardi will charge, just because he’s that passionate

    • FIPster Doofus

      Kearns. He seems serious.

    • Pat D

      Teix. I think he could explode. We’ve seen little bits like that before.

      • Ross in Jersey

        I would agree, except if he was going to charge I think he would have when Padilla beaned him last year.

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

          I was sitting in the Legends Suite that game last year. I got to hear him yell “This is bullshit, throw the FUCKING ball over the FUCKING plate.” It was glorious.

          • Kit

            That is amazing. I love Teix.

          • Pat D

            Too awesome.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        He seems like such a nice/mild-mannered guy, but if he snapped…holy shit. I also think A-Rod could be the same way. I would not want to fight either one of those dudes.

        • Kit

          It kind of sounded like you’re describing Superman with the “mild mannered” thing. But I agree. Teix has a long fuse, but I can see him blowing up at some point.

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

          I feel like A-Rod used to be full of rage then he went to a sports therapist. I still remember him screaming, like, fuck you, asshole! at Beckett earlier this year.

          • Pat D

            When that pussy Varitek, still wearing his mask, shoved him in the face back in ’04 in that Fenway brawl. I remember him clearly screaming “Fuck you!” in that asshole’s face.

          • Kit

            Everyone was yelling at Beckett this year. I remember him being an asshole to Cervelli when Cervelli stepped out of the box during one of the earlier Red Sox/Yanks game and Cervelli calmly hit sac-fly and walked towards the dugout yelling “Motherfucker,” in Spanish.

    • Slappy White

      Posada
      Posada
      Teix (only if Vicente Padilla Is the pitcher)

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Rzepynski looks like David Wrights ugly twin brother.

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

      Like a reverse Pettite/Scutaro?

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

        Scutaro’s not bad-looking but he doesn’t look much like Pettitte.

        /expert on all things Pettitte’d

        • Johan Iz My Brohan

          Expert huh?

          Well, is he well-endowed?

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

            He does have very large hands.

            • Slappy White

              Its not the hands, its the EARS

              /guywithlargeears’d

      • Fred Lemond

        BBTN had Scutaro side by side with J.P. Riccardi. They looked like brothers.

  • China Joe

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

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

    Damn, 2 run dinger off Dellin.

  • Sheepmeister

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

    • Gonzo

      Dr. Galea? Dunno.

  • Fred Lemond

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

    • Ross in Jersey

      Single sign = Bautista crushes hanging curve last night

      Mutliple signs = Bautista whiffs on hanging curve tonight

      Coincidence? YOU BE THE JUDGE!

      /foxnews’d

    • Mike HC

      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.

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

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

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

  • Slappy White

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

    • Ross in Jersey

      Pretty sure he was scheduled to go anyway.

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

        the last game of the series is Lester vs. Felix. Let’s hope their performances go like their last performances…

        • Ross in Jersey

          That’d be nice. It’d be nice if Tampa did us a solid and swept the Sox out of the Trop, too.

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

            Really, the favor would be Boston sweeping Tampa…

    • MikeD

      If it’s rained out then I’m sure they’re going to have to play two before the M’s leave town. Last road trip in.

  • Esteban

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

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

      brain twins’d again.

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

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

    • Esteban

      haha wow ^

  • Gonzo

    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.

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

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

    Not a stellar debut so far.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

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

  • Fred Lemond

    Tex baby!

  • Kit

    Woo, Texy!

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

    He Bautista’d that one.

  • Slappy White

    Classy Home Run trot by Teix

  • Ross in Jersey

    Dear Jose,

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

    Sincerely,

    Mark Teixiera

  • bonestock94

    No doubt

  • MikeD

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

    Let’s knock Marc Rumpelstiltskin out of the game.

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

      IETN(ickname)

    • Kit

      How is anyone supposed to spell and pronounce that dude’s last name?

      • Gonzo

        It’s pronounced Ruptured Kidney.

        • Kit

          Don’t you mean ‘Bruised ego’?

      • MikeD

        I don’t know. I’m still trying to master Doug “Eye Chart” Mientkiewicz (and, yes, had to look the spelling up…again.)

  • ThrillHouseMD

    Flash’s HR call could ruin a wet dream.

  • Esteban

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

  • Mike HC

    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.

  • Paramecium Jones

    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.

  • Gonzo

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

  • Across the pond

    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.

    • Ross in Jersey

      The Yankees don’t do that shit. They just beat you into submission.

      • Across the pond

        I know, i know but sometimes being the bigger man is boring. Be a child and rub their noses in it :)

  • Ross in Jersey

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

    • Pat D

      Charlie Steiner!!

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

    Continue to destroy this guy.

  • Fred Lemond

    Thames yeah!!!

  • Ross in Jersey

    THAMES!

    I love you!

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

    Crushed. Love it.

  • Pat D

    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?

  • Cy Pettitte

    Thames mashed it, Flash still not excited…

  • Ivan

    Boom!!!!

  • CNight_UP

    BOOM

  • Kit

    Yes! Nicely done, Thames.

  • ThrillHouseMD

    They call him Mr. Thames!

    • Greg

      That’s exactly what I think of when he hits one.

  • Esteban
    • Pat D

      I say this to my boss at work when one of my co-workers is being an asshole. She laughs.

    • Kit

      One of my favorite video games.

      • Gonzo

        I am older, so I loved Double Dragon like no one’s business.

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    Cano has walked a lot lately. i like it.

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

    Marcus Thames Bitches.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Let the good Thames roll

  • BadaBling

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

  • Adam

    Umm…happy Thames are here again?

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

  • Fred Lemond

    Posada!!!!!!

  • Kit

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

  • Ross in Jersey

    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.”

    • Mike HC

      hahaha

      • Ross in Jersey

        fuck how did I say right? MEANT LEFT! Argh, strip me of my Yankee fan rights.

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

      IETCVVM.

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

    Back to fucking back. Enjoy fourth place, losers.

  • Cy Pettitte

    back to back bitches, eat it douchebags

  • Esteban

    What up Jose, where you at now brah?

  • Mike HC

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

  • nsalem

    Jorge Edgar Allen Poesada

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

    Belly to Belly.

  • Ivan

    Look What you did Bautista.

  • http://twitter.com/tjamato T.J.

    JoPo!

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

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

    • Pat D

      Jorge Posada will not make the HOF. Just like Andy Pettitte will not.

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

        Quiet you, sob sob.

        (We’ve been over this 1086098609 gazillion times but I don’t think Posada will make it, but he deserves it. Pettitte probably won’t make it, but I think he has a better chance than Posada, which is sad because he doesn’t deserve it.)

        • Pat D

          ;)

          I was baiting.

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

    Love it!

  • CNight_UP

    SADO….

    FINISH HIM!!!

    FATALITY!!!!!

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

  • Pat D

    This is fun.

  • Slappy White

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

  • JFH

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

  • Drew

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

  • China Joe

    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

      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

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

  • Fred Lemond

    Grandy man!

  • Ross in Jersey

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

  • YankeesJunkie

    Now its time to take out Bautista.

    • Greg

      Not yet. Wait til 7th

    • Ross in Jersey

      Too much game left.

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

    Dellin’s line so far

    3IP 2R 1ER 2BB 1H

    with 2 throwing errors by Dellin.

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

      Romine’s had some trouble with his curve, as well. One went between his legs.

      Just made Thames look silly on a curve.

    • YankeesJunkie

      Dellin gets a free pass for whatever he does in AA this year. Always just call it an adjusting period, which is true. Same goes to Banuelos last night.

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

        Yeah, it’s just that I’ve been intrigued by him since the day he was drafted. 1st start in AA is a big day for him.

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

        But the elite players always dominate every level they come up to, immediately. Always.

        /the dumb argument when Montero was struggling. Remember those days? They were fun. I’m glad they’re over.’d

  • forensic

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

    • Ross in Jersey

      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

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

      • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

        Leiter!!!!

    • Esteban

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

      • Mike HC

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

        • Kit

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

          • Mike HC

            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

              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).

              • Mike HC

                hahah. Fair enough. Kay makes my head hurt very often, so I can’t disagree too much.

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

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

      • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

        Still better than Hawk Harrelson.

        • Adam

          Repeated kicks to the crotch are better than Hawk Harrelson.

      • forensic

        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

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

      • MikeD

        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!

        • Pat D

          “They no doubt want to avoid recreating a Sterling/Waldman match up on TV.”

          Or the Sterling/Kay tandem.

    • Adam

      Well, he IS Flashbot 3000.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Every Nunez throw is an adventure.

    • Mike HC

      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.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        No that’s not true. It’s Jesus Montero and Eduardo Nunez that Cash didn’t want to give up. Not just Eduardo Nunez. And yes it’s a very small SSS to conclude much yet.

        • Mike HC

          Yea, I realize Montero was the centerpiece. I’m saying Nunez was the proverbial straw that broke the camels back.

          • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

            I thought it was David Adams and his injured ankle.

            • Mike HC

              Yea. Who knows what really happened. I also heard they really wanted Smoak anyway and was just trying to drive up the Seattle secondary prospects as much as possible.

              • Pat D

                And they ended up trading for a guy who should have been charged with rape.

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

    Dellin strikes out the side. Nasty curve working.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Sweet K

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

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

    • Esteban

      Thank Mo the Rangers picked Arias instead of Robbie.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

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

    • Pat D

      Someone probably got tired of them finally and banned them.

    • Adam

      Banished to the Yukon Territory.

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

      Bud hired them. Figured they couldn’t be any worse.

  • Fred Lemond

    Think ima go listen to Sterling go wild.

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

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

    • Ross in Jersey

      Yes, you can all thank me for reverse-jinxing it!

      • Kit

        Well done.

  • Adam

    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…”

  • Fred Lemond

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

  • Carlosologist

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

    Also, Brian Tallet has a disgusting beard.

    • Kit

      HR’s by Tex, Thames and Posada. One of them was a 2-run shot, though I cannot remember whose it was.

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

      Dingers!

      • Ross in Jersey

        this so made me laugh, just because everyone else was more descriptive

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      Tex HR, Thames 2 Run HR, and Posada HR.

    • Ross in Jersey

      Tex homered, Cano walked, Thames homered, Posada homered.

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

      Also, Brian Tallet has a disgusting beard.

      This.

      He has a beard only a Canadian could love.

      • Kit

        He has a beard only a Canadian could love.

        I laughed.

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

          (pumps fist)

    • Carlosologist

      Thank you guys. Of all times for me to go shower, I miss three homers…

      • Mike HC

        If you only heard Flaherty’s calls, you would have thought they were only three flyouts to left.

    • Slappy White

      You cant take steroids, but apparently , you CAN be a fucking Wolfman

      • Pat D

        “Clap For The Wolf Man” by the Guess Who. A Canadian band.

    • Carlosologist

      Does Joe have a quick hook on Moseley tonight?

    • MikeD

      We’ll have John Flaherty call you to recap the HRs. He’ll help you fall asleep much quicker.

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

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

    http://www.rider.edu/175_16702.htm

    He sounds like a nasal kid toucher.

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

      “Here’s the pitch from Dellin…why hello little boy, would you like some candy?”

      • Pat D

        Sooooo want to make a joke there.

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

          Don’t bother. It’s tough to beat “nasal kid toucher”.

          • Pat D

            Well I could just substitute a proper name that rhymes with “Shmedroia.’

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

              Now stop that. We have no idea if he’s nasal or not.

    • Carlosologist

      Nostra, since you’re the Dellin coverage man tonight, how many strikeouts does he have?

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

        See below. Full recap.

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

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

  • Fred Lemond

    Stupid walk

  • Kit

    C’mon, Moseley.

  • Fred Lemond

    way to go Dustin.

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

      How dare a spot-starter give up runs.

      • Fred Lemond

        Not the run he gave up, it’s the fact that he walked Escobar in front of Bautista.

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

          That’s fair.

      • Esteban

        Not acceptable when your team has a $200 million payroll. Every player must be both an MVP candidate AND a Cy-Young candidate. Every player.

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

          /Poopy Pants’d

          • Slappy White

            well done, beat me to it

        • Fred Lemond

          All I am saying is, with a 6 run lead, you don’t walk Escobar with Bautista batting behind him.

          • Esteban

            Wasn’t really going after you, more in reference to what bexy said.

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

    C’mon, Mose.

  • Ross in Jersey

    Wonderful.

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

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

  • Esteban

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

    • Pat D

      Name them!

      • Esteban

        Dustin Keller, Dustin Diamond… shit he might be there anyway just by default.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Damage control time. Come on, Dustin.

  • Ross in Jersey

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

    • Accent Shallow

      If this game wasn’t played on the abomination that is turf, that probably is a GIDP.

  • Carlosologist

    I hope Joe has a quick hook tonight with Moseley.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Oh how I love it when Hill fails!

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

    Wow does Aaron Hill suck.

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

    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.

    • Esteban

      Kinda wanted to see that happen. Oh well.

    • Kit

      A knee to the throat would be nice as well.

      /unlady like.

      • Mike HC

        Well, that depends on what you are into

      • Slappy White

        you keep saying unlady like, but I like a good knee to the throat. It makes you feel alive

        • Kit

          Not really my thing…I like to breathe.

          • Slappy White

            Breathing First, then Winning

            /BOSS’D

            • Kit

              *removes hat, places it over heart*

  • Kit

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

  • Ross in Jersey

    Keep it at 5, please.

  • Slappy White

    The talk of Javy in the bullpen gives me horrible flashbacks

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

      I prefer to think of him making Youkilis look stupid in that one game where he came out of the bullpen this year. La la la.

      /eternal optimist’d

      • Kit

        One of my favorite Javy moments of the year. There are unfortunately, not many. I do love Javy though. I wish he was better. *cries into hands*

      • Slappy White

        that was sweet, thanks for the reminder

  • Ross in Jersey

    Attaboy.

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

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

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

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

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Accent Shallow

    Marcus Thames is in college, hitting rockets.

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

    Marcus Thames is such a pimp.

  • Kit

    Thames! Perfect night so far.

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

    Strikeout numero siete OCHO for Dellin.

    …and his night is over.

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

      A little Dot-F preview, here’s Dellin’s line. Threw 80 pitches, which is his strict pitch count.

      4.2-IP 2-R 1-ER 1-H 8-SO 2-BB 1-HR

      http://web.minorleaguebaseball.....x_treaax_1

      But be sure to get Mike’s take on it, which I can not duplicate.

      • Accent Shallow

        But be sure to get Mike’s take on it, which I can not duplicate.

        The way you phrased this makes it sound as though you have advance knowledge of the DotF.

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

          (pssst…don’t tell anyone I said this, but Dellin will be on the Dot-F. Bet the farm.)

  • Esteban

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

    • Cy Pettitte

      as long as he stays off the field defensively

      • Esteban

        haha and they continue to utilize they way they’ve been doing.

  • Fred Lemond

    Grandy Man opp field home run coming up.

    • Greg

      Ask and ye shall recieve.
      Although not opposite field

    • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

      Wow. Half correct.

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

      Damn close.

  • Fred Lemond

    OK wrong direct but you get the idea lol

    • Fred Lemond

      direction***

  • Accent Shallow

    Platoon Granderson.

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

    Curtis, you dog you.

  • Kit

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

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Watch it leave, Jose. Just watch it leave.

  • Esteban

    Haters where you at?

    OHH the Grandyman can

    • MikeD

      They’re busy being comforted by Austin Jackson’s 2 HRs and 130Ks.

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

      NYYFans.

      /literal answer’d

  • Cy Pettitte

    Granderson HR off a lefty? mind = blown

    Curtis is good at baseball

  • Drew

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

  • Pat D

    Muhahahahahahahahahaha!!!

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

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

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

      #ycpb

  • Adam

    This is the opposite of suckiness.

  • MikeD

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

    • http://riveraveblues Rosie

      Flaherty voice is a monotone. Stays on the same plane no matter what happens.

  • YankeesJunkie

    JIMP

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

  • zzzz

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

    • Esteban

      hahaha not at a bad idea.

      • Adam

        Nooo! Bring back Gary Denbo!

    • YankeesJunkie

      Well Jeter joined the party!!!!

  • Carlosologist

    I LOVE Granderson.

  • Fred Lemond

    Jeter!!!!!!!!

  • Kit

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

  • Jobamania aka EvoLuTioN

    im liking this.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

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

      Your user name is awesome but please don’t use “gay” as an insult. Thanks.

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

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

  • Esteban

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

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

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

  • bonestock94

    1 run away from meeting my primary objective.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    More of those please, Derek.

  • lower case j

    Mike, you got your wish my brother.

  • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

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

  • Slappy White

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

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

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

    GO DJ!

    • YankeesJunkie

      Surprised by how Jeter’s next contract changes by 40 mil with one at bat.

  • Pat D

    Bautista is paying for his sins!!!

    • Kit

      I don’t think he’ll ever piss the Yankees off again.

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    SPREAD IT ON!!!!!!!!

    • Slappy White

      DEEP AND THICK

  • YankeesJunkie

    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.

  • Kit

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

  • Esteban

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

  • MikeD

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

  • Jobamania aka EvoLuTioN

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

    classy

    • Carlosologist

      If that was in Oakland, Braden would have come out and kicked his ass. Or would attempt to.

  • Mike HC

    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.

  • Adam

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

  • Jerome S

    SUCK IT CANADA

  • Across the pond

    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.

  • Big Juan

    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

      Fangraphs

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

      • Big Juan

        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.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Bexy, Pettitte looks bored! =(

    • YankeesJunkie

      Well hopefully he pitches this weeks and gets less bored. Having him September may be the difference between Minny and the Rangers.

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

        Both those teams are brutal (in a good way). I’d rather win the division, of course, but acting like Minny is a pushover is silly. IMO.

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

      I MISSED IT I AM SO MAD.

      I really don’t think any Pettitte-in-the-dugout moments compare to this, which I found today:
      http://i35.tinypic.com/2wntn9i.jpg
      No comment on this except… damn. *_*

      • Kit

        Awww…snuggles. *saves picture* Is that Alex? I can’t tell because of the shadow from the hat.

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

          haha the second I saw it I was like RIGHT CLICK SAVE all over that shit. ;P

          And yes, it’s Alex.

      • Adam

        “Hold me Andy…we have Molina AND Ransom due up in the next inning.”

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

          Ahahahahhahahah (they scored that inning!!! Ransom doubled!)

        • Kit

          LOL

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    #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

    Rosenthal…

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

      That would be a pretty awesome pickup if all it takes is money, which it won’t.

    • Jobamania aka EvoLuTioN

      speculation is awesome

    • YankeesJunkie

      Would take him if he was cheap, but doubt he gets to Yankees.

    • Slappy White

      But he wouldnt clear all the way to the Yanks anyway, would he ?

      • Greg

        Who would take him? I can think of only the Reds and Braves.

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

        2.7 is a nice chunk of change for most teams.

    • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

      And he’s on my fantasy team! That would be awesome, yet quite unrealistic.

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

      Meh, I’m underwhelmed.

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

        What don’t you like? He’s not an ace, but he’s upgrade over everyone in the rotation not named CC.

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

          Upgrade over Hughes?

          How do you think his stuff will translate from the NL West to the AL East? I’m asking, I don’t know.

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

            Stuff is fine, he’s legitimately in the low-to-mid 90’s (link) with a slider and a splitter. Well above average swinging strike rate (10.3%, the only guys in double digits on the Yanks staff are relievers). He also crushed the Red Sox in Fenway earlier this season:

            http://www.baseball-reference......6200.shtml

            Only problem is that he’s gotten hurt a bit the last two years, but that’s a minimal risk at this point of the season.

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

              Thanks bro. I am changing my position to whelmed.

        • Slappy White

          very much agree… How old is Kuroda ?

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

            35.

          • Cy Pettitte

            35, I would take him as a rental for 2.7m for the rest of the year, good insurance for the rotation

  • Slappy White

    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

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

      IETVVVM.

    • Gonzo

      Farmer Hoggett: That’ll do pig, that’ll do.

  • bonestock94

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

  • Carlosologist

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

  • YankeesJunkie

    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.

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

      Yep, free agent after the season.

    • YankeesJunkie

      If Lee does not fall through, I would not mind seeing the Yankees giving Kuroda a deal, but once again NL pitchers always make me cautious.

  • Zooboy

    Dusting just gettin er done. Nice.

  • jim p

    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.

    • Accent Shallow

      Jeter basically needs to hit .300 to have a good OBP.

  • Esteban

    The Yankees have shown this tonight:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L53gjP-TtGE

  • CNight_UP

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

    • Esteban

      And take back your stupid geese too.

      • Slappy White

        My wife always reminds me they mate for life. Like I give a shit

        • Kit

          I’m not sure, but that may be a subtle wife hint.

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

            Right, that if he cheats on her she’s going to kill him.

            Mate for life, baby.

            • Slappy White

              chills running down spine as I look at her in fear

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

                Slappy’s wife-
                …and why would you be nervous…..HMMMMMMMMMMMM?!?!?!!??

                (eyes bulging out of head)

                DO YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO WORRY ABOUT!?!?!??

                • Kit

                  I suggest hiding anything sharp and/or deadly.

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

                    Yeah. It’s been nice knowing you, Slappy.

                • Slappy White

                  God that is scary shit man

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

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

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

      6-6 night still very possible

  • MikeD

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

    • Kit

      His next child will come next year. He celebrates World Series wins in his own way.

      • Carlosologist

        If Tex celebrates his WS wins by having kids, then he’ll have a small nation by the time his contract is up.

        • Kit

          I would not complain about overpopulation if it means more Yankees WS wins. He can do what he wants. Just bring us the titles, baby.

          • MikeD

            Titles = Baby

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

            But that means we have to deal with him being unbearably selfish by gasp missing two days to be with his newborn child. Truly, we are such a tortured fanbase.

            • Kit

              lol…He should be at the park. Playing and ignoring his family. He’ll see them when he retires.

              (not joking, I actually heard someone say this on the 4 train)

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

                At the rate this Yankee team is going, he’ll have all the time in the world to see them in October!!!!!

                /DSIRONYYF’d
                /no really someone said that’d

                • Carlosologist

                  I saw that and I was like lolwut. People are just dumb/ignorant.

                • Kit

                  *laughs*

    • Gonzo

      9 months after #28 & #29 and so forth.

  • Kit

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

  • Slappy White

    2010 Batista Assholeness = 2009 Cashman Clubhouse Visit ?

  • Cy Pettitte

    hip hip

  • Fred Lemond

    Way to go Bautista. Waking up the Yanks.

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

    Pour it on. I want 20 tonight.

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

      Pour it on. I want 20 31 tonight.

      • Pat D

        Winfield’s number!!

  • Esteban

    You can’t stop the Yankees, you can only hope to slow them down.
    Like this: http://www.yikers.com/video_su.....y_guy.html

  • bonestock94

    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.

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

      Responding by beating the crap out of the Blue Jays >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> responding by beaning Bautista.

      • bonestock94

        Responding by beaning Bautista + Responding by beating the crap out of the Blue Jays >>>>> Responding by beating the crap out of the blue jays >>> Responding by beaning Bautista

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

          Meh. They proved their point

    • Accent Shallow

      Ehh, winning is the best revenge. Don’t need to hit him when they’re up 10 runs.

      • Gonzo

        Yeah I think a Moseley fist pump would be nice, but Moseley shutting them down is nice too if not nicer.

  • hello9

    SWEEP THE LEG.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      This all over.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      GET HIM A BODY BAG YEAHHHHH

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

    I love how Kevin Long has helped Granderson.

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

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

  • Zack

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

    • Pat D

      I don’t want him hit in the head. A nice shot to the ribs or wrist will do nicely.

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

      Yeah really. Chances are the guy’s got a wife and/or kids. I got what I wanted out of this game, Bautista can bat flip his way to golf course all October if he wants.

  • waka flocka

    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.

    • Kit

      I really don’t think it’s worth the fight. He’ll feel like shit come October when he’s watching the Yankees win the World Series on TV.

      • Kit

        And by October I mean November.

      • hello9

        Let’s be honest he’ll be banging a bunch of canadian hotties while making it rain with monopoly money on the top floor of the CN tower.

        And I won’t care cause we’ll be in the playoffs.

        • Kit

          Canadian and hotties does not compute for me. And we shouldn’t care what he does. But it’s not worth the fight. Which was my point.

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

            Meylissa Ford is from Toronto.

            http://abagond.files.wordpress.....yssa21.jpg (safe)

            • Accent Shallow

              In the words of the Smiths, please please please let me get what I want.

          • hello9

            Eh, I think Andi Muise, Kristen Kreuk, and Elisha Cuthbert all have purty faces.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

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

    • Kit

      I really miss Ace. Good to hear he’s still the same.

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

      Nice. Miss the Mexican Gangster.

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

    Ivan Nova looks like a thin Dr. Dre.

    • Pat D

      Dr. Dre? Is this man a physician?

      /JudgeJudy’d

    • Esteban

      /thatoneguy’d

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

        Heh. Mine’s accurate, though.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

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

    “The wave is making a comeback!”

    RAB: ::explodes::

    • Accent Shallow

      Take that shit to Shea.

    • Pat D

      Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Figures that a bunch of backwards Canadians would do that when their team is getting destroyed.

      • Accent Shallow

        You broke the comment form.

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

      The wave made Zell’s “Things Yankee fans hate” list, and that made me smile.

  • Accent Shallow

    Of course Canadians do the wave.

  • Kit

    C’mon, Moseley. One more out.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Fred Lemond

    Grandy Man!!!

  • Carlosologist

    Our OF has cannons.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    You do NOT run on C-Grand.

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

    What a freaking throw.

  • Kit

    Ha! Nicely done, Curtis.

  • Esteban

    Granderson, not a bad player after all.

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

    I’ll take that.

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

    /greedy’d

  • Across the pond

    All these OF assists are sexy

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

      Seriously, did we ever have 2 OF assists in one game from 04-08?

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

        We probably did. Sheffield and Abreu were pretty good at throwing the ball back into the infield. They just sucked at actually catching the ball or getting to the ball to catch it in the first place.

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

          Good times, bro.

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

            I’ll always have a special place in my heart for Raekwon the Sheff.

            Everything about him was violent, even the non-violent parts of him.

  • China Joe

    Bautista should totally fist-pump after scoring that huge run

  • Slappy White

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

    /twinsangels’d

  • Pat D

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

    I’ll take that from Moseley any night.

    • Carlosologist

      Cosign. That said, I hope Andy returns to us quickly.

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

        Come to me, Andy.

        /so many meanings’d

        • Slappy White

          this is getting restraining order scary

          • Carlosologist

            I suggest you go find the Game 45 or 46 Game Thread and Ctrl+F the phrase “grits”. This reached its apex some time ago.

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

            It’s like at least 50% a joke at this point. I’m really not a crazy lady. I’m also super, super shy IRL so… yeah.

            (I do think he’s all kinds of hot and etc.)

            • Slappy White

              Pretty damn goofy looking in that Dove commercial though

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

                If by “goofy looking” you mean “mega hot as always” then yes I agree.

                • Slappy White

                  I am impressed by your loyalty and dedication to Andy. Now get off of him and let him rehab

        • Pat D

          ::Beavis and Butt-head laugh::

  • phughesisgod

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

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    Other than the 4 walks. Great job by Moseley

  • Greg

    The fugitive’s pitching.

    Reply if you get it

    • Pat D

      That was David Janssen.

    • Across the pond

      Not to hard to get, Dr.Kimble :)

  • rek4gehrig

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

  • Ivan

    Piece of shit catch.

  • Little Bill

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

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

      Scoring lots of runs is a pretty good way to show ‘em up.

    • Esteban

      /Debbie Downer’d

  • Accent Shallow

    Oh shit.

  • Kit

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

  • Carlosologist

    NO DON’T TAKE SWISH

  • BadaBling

    Please be okay Swish!!!

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

    Ouch.

  • Slappy White

    Reality Check

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Please be ok! =(

  • Reggie C.

    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.

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

      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.

  • Cy Pettitte

    i can;t believe he’s staying in there

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

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

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

    Craaaap Swisher

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

    • Kit

      I don’t like this. I don’t like it at all. Please be okay, Swish.

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

    http://sports.espn.go.com/new-.....id=5494501

    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.

    UndisputableFAIL.

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

      Also: it’s “indisputable”, not “undisputable”.

    • Across the pond

      Oh that is epically beautiful.

    • Esteban

      How much should the Jets give Revis?

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

        Q: How much should the Jets give Revis?

        A: Yes.

        • Esteban

          Word.

  • BadaBling

    Fuck!!!

  • paulc

    what hap to swish?

  • Total Dominication

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

  • MikeD

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

  • Total Dominication

    Shit, I missed it. What happened to Swisher?

    • Carlosologist

      He fouled a ball off his knee and went down immediately.

  • Ross in Jersey

    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.

  • BadaBling

    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

      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.

  • Kit

    Oh come on, Chad.

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

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

  • China Joe

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

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

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

      /I shouldn’t say this’d

      • Kit

        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

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

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

  • BadaBling

    Hit this asshole!!!

  • ThrillHouseMD

    C’mon Chad.. up and in.

  • Ross in Jersey

    Stop fucking walking people!

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      It’s 11-2…

      • Ross in Jersey

        Exactly. Throw it over the god damn plate.

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

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

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

      It’s easier to hit him while he’s sitting in the dugout. He’ll never expect it.

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

        Nice. I like the way you think, cowboy.

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

    Oh come on Chad.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Gaudin….oy….

  • Kit

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

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

      He looks weirdly smug

      • Kit

        I’ve never noticed his smugness, but the fact that he’s terrible and on my favorite team annoys me.

    • Cy Pettitte

      i like him when he’s in the bullpen eating cookies, where he belongs. Otherwise, not a fan.

  • Ross in Jersey

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

  • Total Dominication

    Chad Gaudin is not good at baseball.

  • Big Juan

    Ugh.

  • Fred Lemond

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

    • Ross in Jersey

      Mitre is a legit long man. Chad is the worst reliever in the pen, who should be used in a 9 run game. unforunately he still sucks even for this.

      • Fred Lemond

        Mitre is a legit scrub.

  • Slappy White

    Well Chad WTF ?

  • Carlosologist

    asdfghjkl;’ Gaudin you suck.

  • forensic

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

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

    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.

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      We’ll have to score 11 more runs.

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

        Let’s do it.

        LET’S DO IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT!!!!

        /SenatorJohnBlutarsky’d

    • Kit

      Agreed. Which is why I really want to see Chad Gaudin go away.

  • BadaBling

    When keeping it real goes wrong!

  • Pat D

    My phone stopped updating. What happened?

    • Carlosologist

      Gaudin blew up slightly and gave up three runs.

    • Big Juan

      Gaudin decided to start giving up pissrods all over the park. 11-5 now.

    • Slappy White

      Canada didnt pay the bill

    • Esteban

      hits and runs.

  • Reggie C.

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

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

      Seems like the obvious move.

      • Scooter

        Or… wait until September 1 to activate Ace, and keep Gaudin around for mop up.

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

      I vacillate between him and Mitre. It’s not like choosing the right one there is gonna make or break the season, though.

  • Total Dominication

    Nooooooooooo

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

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

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

      #competedammit

      • Kit

        Have I told you how much I enjoy this meme?

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

          No you have not. :D :D :D

  • Total Dominication

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

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

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

  • Kit

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

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      +1

  • Ross in Jersey

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

  • BadaBling

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

  • Kit

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

    • pat

      And 11.5 in the standings.

      • Kit

        That too.

  • Fred Lemond

    Can’t believe Joe G left this guy in

    • Scooter

      It’s still a 6 run lead… I can’t believe you’re complaining

      • Esteban

        There’s ALWAYS something to complain about.

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

    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.

    http://insider.espn.go.com/nfl/features/scouting

    • Ross in Jersey

      How the hell is Ray Rice not on this list?

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

        He’s #95. That’s way too low as well, but Rice certainly isn’t top 20 material, probably not top 40 either.

        • Ross in Jersey

          lolfantasy, but I’ve seen Rice go before Peterson in a lot of fantasy drafts. Dude’s really underrated.

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

            Oh, sure, in fantasy Rice is worth a lot more, especially in PPR leagues. Rice is a top-4 player fantasy-wise.

    • Reggie C.

      A top 20 best-of list without TIM TEBOW??? What a joke!1l

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

      Fun Fact: The Detroit Lions have only two players in the top 200 (#54 Calvin Johnson, #151 Louis Delmas). The Rams also have only two (#51 Steven Jackson and #171 Jason Brown

    • Esteban

      Are they the “best” in that order though? A CB doesn’t have the same value that a QB does. You wouldn’t make a list of the ‘best’ baseball players and put Mo in front of CC or let’s say Carl Crawford. Eh, I guess it doesn’t say ‘most valuable’.

      • Esteban

        And yea they’re different sports, so they’re not completely analogous I know.

  • pat

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

  • Fred Lemond

    Nunie!

  • Kit

    Nicely done, Nunez.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Nunez is freakin fast

  • Big Juan

    Fast Eddie.

  • Kit

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

    • Esteban

      you can be happy then.

    • MikeD

      Well, you got your wish. Somehow I feel empty inside.

      • Kit

        I didn’t mean a strike out either, but I was half-expecting it.

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

      I’d rather Jeter GIDP here. That way he can get a hit in a closer game.

      /baseball doesn’t work like that’d

  • Reggie C.

    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.

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

      I’d rather have Wilson than JPP as well, but JPP is a very nice consolation prize. I think you’ll be pleased in the long run.

      • Scooter

        Speaking of JPP, he tweaked a groin. Just looked at TC’s news conference – and the injury list is mind-blowing:
        http://www.giants.com/news/tra.....y_id=44227

        Back to the game – Mr Wood has looked pretty darn good

      • Reggie C.

        Perhaps. The news on Canty, Sintim, the OL, Brandon “my-game-is-talking-trash” Jacobs, and now Ross’s lower leg condition is already pissing me off.

        Trying to stay positive.

        • Pat D

          Wow, shows that I haven’t been paying attention yet. Didn’t know Canty and Sintim were hurt again.

          I said they could go anywhere between 5-11 and 10-6, mainly depending on the injuries. This is not an inspiring start.

          • Reggie C.

            My bad. I wasn’t clear. Canty is hurt, but Sintim is playing like utter shit and he’s going to lose snaps. Sintim’s healthy but hasnt impressed anybody.

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

            I don’t think this is Big Blue’s year. Seems like you need one more good draft class for more depth/talent. That defense doesn’t have playmakers outside of the DE rotation.

            If Kenny Phillips can get all the way back, though, that’s a big, big help.

            • Pat D

              And it’s a big “if.” I think Rolle will make plays, and I would sure hope Webster and Ross do, too. But now it sounds like Ross could have another lost season and Webster needs to get back to his ’07 playoff-’08 level.

              Linebacking corps is still highly suspect.

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

                Yeah, you’ve got some great building blocks (Tuck, Osi, JPP, Kiwi, Rolle, Eli, Nicks, Smith, Barden, Cruz) but the OL is showing age and the LB and DB corps just don’t have differencemakers. One good draft and a free agent or two would help mightily.

    • Pat D

      Wait, he’s got plantar fasciitis?

      FUCK!

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

        Maybe the G-Men can sign his wife to fill in for him. She’s fast enough to cover most NFL wideouts.

        http://0.tqn.com/d/trackandfie.....chards.jpg

        Cuter, too.

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

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

    Eerie.

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

      #ycpb

      Also isn’t that Mondesi bait?

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

        Indeed.

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

      Hughes: 3.903
      Cecil: 3.896

      • Kit

        Rounding is fun.

  • Esteban

    What are they chanting? Kerry’s on juice?

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

      Yeah, I have no idea. I thought I heard “Let’s go steroids!” before and now I think I’m hearing “Let’s go juice!” but that… can’t be right.

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

      MARRY THAT MOOSE!
      MARRY THAT MOOSE!

      /CanadianBestiality’d

      • Kit

        That. is hilarious.

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

          It gets cold in the winter. Sometimes you need a big old cuddly, wooly deer to keep you warm at night.

      • Esteban

        *dead*

  • Fred Lemond

    Man wood is just nasty

    • Carlosologist

      TWSS.

  • Big Juan

    I love watching Kerry Wood pitch.

    • Carlosologist

      I want him in as a part of the 2011 pen.

      • Big Juan

        Definitely. I’d love to see both him and Kearns back.

  • Esteban

    That was satisfactory.

  • Total Dominication

    The Yankees Win, theeeeee Yankees WINNNNNNNNNNN!!!!

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

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

    • Scooter

      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

  • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    great win!

  • Cy Pettitte

    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

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

      Wood has as many walks since joining the Yankees as Mo has had all season

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

        Holy fuckshit.

      • Cy Pettitte

        *minus the walks, lol

        still i’m really impressed, seems like coming to a contender is what he needed