Aug
29

Game 130: Take the series

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Save us Alex, you're our only hope. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Joe Girardi always says that he and his team focus on winning series, something the Yankees did so well and so often earlier this year. The wins aren’t coming as easily of late, but they have a chance today to capture their third series in their last four tries. Standing in their way is Gavin Floyd, who recently ran off a 12 start stretch in which he allowed more than one earned run just twice, and both of those times he allowed just two runs. However, he has allowed 15 runs (19 IP) in his last three starts, so hopefully that’s the guy the Yanks run into today.

Mark Teixeira, the player selected one spot after Floyd in the 2001 draft, gave his injured hand a try during pregame warm-ups, but he’s a no go. Here’s the lineup…

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

And on the bump, it’s Ivan “don’t call me Chevy” Nova.

First pitch is scheduled for a little after 2pm ET and can be seen on YES locally or TBS nationally. Enjoy the game.

Categories : Game Threads
  • Abbott’s Arm

    I see the Yanks are going with the “no first baseman” approach today….ha

    But I assume you mean Swisher is playing 1st, Mike

  • Chris

    Standing in their way is Gavin Floyd, who is coming off a 12 start stretch in which he allowed more than one earned run just twice, and both this times he gave up just a pair of runs. He has allowed 15 runs (19 IP) in his last three starts, so hopefully that’s the guy the Yanks run into today.

    What?

    • Steve O.

      Heh.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      He had twelve starts where he allowed more than one run twice. In those two starts where he allowed more than one run, he gave up two runs in those starts. However, in his last three starts, he has allowed fifteen runs in nineteen innings pitched.

      /Reading Comprehension’d

      • Steve O.

        Take your perspective and reading comprehension bullshit somewhere else, Johan Iz My Brohan.

        • Johan Iz My Brohan

          Sawwyy Steve O!

      • Chris

        How could he have given up 15 runs in his last 3 starts, yet not given up more than 2 in any of his last 12?

        • Johan Iz My Brohan
          • Chris

            That’s not what the post says though…it says in his last 12 starts he hasn’t allowed more than 2 earned runs. And then it says he allowed 15 in his last 19 IP. The only way those are possible is if he allowed a lot of unearned runs in his last 2 starts, but that’s not what happened.

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

              I changed the wording of the post to make it more clear.

              • Chris

                Thanks. Not a big deal, just a little confusing.

                Even more confusing? It was a different ‘Chris’ that posted the first comment about it.

                • Steve O.

                  I’m on a horse.

  • mike c

    Was really hoping for posada today

    • Joe

      like i said earlier when young pitchers come up you notice how the yankees always have cervelli catch them and not the veteren.

      • BOOO

        Yea I mean that definitely has nothing to do with a day game after a night game

  • Ellis

    Ohhh, but I was going to go to Toschi station to pick up some power converters!
    -A-Rod

    • Ross in Jersey

      That’s a Luke line, the above was clearly talking about Obi-Wan!

      /starwarsnitpick’d

  • Mike Nitabach

    Swisher cracks me up at first base!

  • Cy Pettitte

    odds that Nova and Ozzie get into a fight?

    • Steve O.

      None, Ozzie only fights Asians.

  • Ross in Jersey

    Holy hot women, batman!

    • Zack

      Cashman should offer those three contracts immediately

      • Mike Nitabach

        Can any of ‘em play third base?

        • Johan Iz My Brohan

          A-Rod has them under contract ;)

  • Mike Nitabach

    Their singing is horrible.

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

    Why are these girls wearing, like, gowns on a baseball field? (And I say this as someone who’s pretty girly.)

  • DallasGreen

    noooo, not cervelli !!!!! gets wayyy too much pt. ugh

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

    I got to say I don’t like this lineup at all. Hopefully they get some good pitching.

  • MikeD

    Singleton is right. The Big Hurt is one of the best nicknames ever, yet it annoys me that Hawk Harrelson named him. There is no more annoying announcer.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Someone claimed Mike Napoli on waivers. I have no idea what his salary is, and he’s no world-beater defensively, but I’d sure as hell take his bat over Cervelli’s in the backup slot. He’s put up a .249/.317/.478 line with a .342 wOBA and 21 homers this year.

    • Chris

      He makes $3.6M this year, and is still in his arb years. I’d take that.

    • Zack

      I doubt he made it half way through the AL

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

      People need to stop talking about Napoli on the Yankees because then I start getting excited about Napoli on the Yankees ;_;

      There’s no way Boston, among others, would let him fall to the Yankees.

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    Whoops.

  • Steve O.

    Swing the bat, Gardner.

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

    I do wonder if Jeter would ever think about tinkering with his swing.

    • Steve O.

      I wouldn’t think so. He’s always been a luck and finding a hole type of guy, so it’s common to have a down year with that approach. That’s why I wouldn’t be surprised to see him bounce back next year.

      Conversely, it’s hard to tell when it’s an actual decline or whether he’s just unlucky.

      • Chris

        It seems like it’s more than just bad luck. He seems out of whack at the plate (although does seem to be better in the last few games). I tend to think he’s injured and not telling anyone, but it’s equally possible that it’s an age related decline.

        It seems like a similar story with A-Rod, although I would have more long term concerns with him since he has hip issues that may continue to crop up for the rest of his career.

        • Steve O.

          Well, it’s very different with A-Rod. A-Rod hasn’t been consistently driving the ball like he has in the past. His approach requires a balance of power and patience, while Jeter’s is around luck and finding holes.

          Jeter’s approach isn’t changing as much as A-Rod’s has which is why I’m more confident Jeter’s decline isn’t age induced. Jeter’s IsoD and BB% aren’t far from his career lines, while A-Rod’s are.

          Jeter has looked worse this season, but when he’s not finding holes it’s easy for him to look bad and vice versa.

  • MikeD

    Uhh, oh. Even the Yankee home broadcasters are talking about Jeter needing a quicken up his swing.

  • Zack

    No velocity readings today?

    • Fred Lemond

      Gameday has him at 95-96

      • Zack

        Thanks

    • Cy Pettitte

      been sitting at 95 for his fastball today

  • Fred Lemond

    Mr. B12. Best name ever.

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

    Anyone got Nova’s velo? Gameday doesnt work for me anymore.

    In other news, does Gameday still work for everyone else?

  • Ross in Jersey

    Nasty curve from Nova.

    Also, it would be nice if Kay mentioned that B-12 itself isn’t a banned substance.

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

      Kay has been God-awful this entire series >.<

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

        It’s like he’s pissed off about having to travel to Chicago.

      • Ross in Jersey

        Yeah but I mean… if you’re going to report that story, that’s leaving out a pretty important fact.

        • Zack

          But isnt it illegal to inject without a prescription and a licensed guy?

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

            You can buy it without a prescription, but not inject it.

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

              Jules: Okay now, tell me about the hash bars.
              Vincent: So what you want to know?
              Jules: Well, hash is legal there, right?
              Vincent: Yeah, it’s legal, but it ain’t a hundred percent legal. I mean, you can’t walk into a restaurant, roll a joint, and start puffin’ away. They want you to smoke in your home or certain designated places.
              Jules: Those are hash bars?
              Vincent: Breaks down like this, okay: it’s legal to buy it, it’s legal to own it, and if you’re the proprietor of a hash bar, it’s legal to sell it. It’s illegal to carry it, but that doesn’t really matter ’cause get a load of this, all right – if you get stopped by the cops in Amsterdam, it’s illegal for them to search you. I mean, that’s a right the cops in Amsterdam *don’t* have.
              Jules: [laughing] Oh, man! I’m going, that’s all there is to it. I’m fucking going.
              Vincent: Yeah baby, you’d dig it the most.

  • http://www.repairmycomputer.com Marc

    Anyone else see a resemblance between Nova and Cano?

    • Fred Lemond

      More like a Melky/Felix love child.

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

    Impressive first inning. 2 really good curves.

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

      And the curve wasnt there for most of the game against Toronto. Great to see.

      • nsalem

        Uncle Charley couldn’t get through customs

  • Fred Lemond

    Thames!!!!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Thames is just getting ridiculous now

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

    Thank you Marcus.

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

    Mr. Thames to you.

  • http://www.repairmycomputer.com Marc

    Wow. Thames. Where did this guy come from?!

    • Zack

      Cashman can’t build a bench!

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

        I hate how all the Red Sox players come up and are awesome and none of the random Yankee players are!

        • Zack

          Why can’t we have young elite prospects like Darnell McDonald??

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

            I totally thought Darnell McDonald, when he first came up, was some prospect I’d never heard of. Oops.

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

          /Rose’d

        • sangreal

          Thames isn’t a random AAA player like the Sox lineup. He had his Major League debut in 2002.

          • Steve O.

            I mean he kind of did come from nowhere. He’s having his best season at 33.

            • sangreal

              Oh, no doubt. I think he has exceeded everyone’s expectations. Can’t ask for any more out of the guy. Just saying that it doesn’t mean anything as far as comparing our AAA bench to the Red Sox AAA bench

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

                Agreed, I was just poking fun at the idea that all the Red Sox bench players are awesome and all the Yankee bench players are terrible.

  • Ross in Jersey

    Thames, jesus christ! Save some for the playoffs!

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

      Haha, that’s what I was thinking.

      Can’t wait until his walk-off HR in Game 3 of the WS though, setting the Yankees up to clinch the next day. Yeah, I said it.

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    Damn Thames has crushed the ball to that part of the park

  • mike c

    somebody forgot to tell him that pitcher was a righty

  • nsalem

    and some wanted to dfa him a mere thirty days ago

  • Fred Lemond

    The Grandy man is hitting the ball hard with nothing to show for it.

    • Steve O.

      BABIP is a cold hearted bitch. She’ll come and go with no notice. Ask Derek Jeter.

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

    Granderson is running into some bad luck. His new swing seems to produce some really good line drives.

  • xnyles

    Berkman ??

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

      I’ll play.

      Aceves ??

      • Steve O.

        Marte ??

    • whozat

      On the DL

    • Will (the other one)

      Biggio?

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

        Derek Bell ??

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

          ALEXEIIIII ?????

          (Since we’re facing the White Sox and all.)

  • Will (the other one)

    Marcus Thames is the reason I sat Gavin Floyd for my fantasy team today. I…I swear…

  • Ross in Jersey

    Konerko is one of the best defensive 1B in the league

    -Hawk

  • Ross in Jersey

    Fuck you, Alexei.

  • Across the pond

    Damn that was a sweet DP.

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

      TWSS

    • MikeD

      I keep hearing scouts, including Keith Law, say Rameriz is a horrible fielder, yet I keep seeing great plays, and he has very good defensive stats. Someone F’d up.

      • Steve O.

        Reputation FTL.

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

    I don’t even want to know how the Hawk called that

    • Fred Lemond

      Alexi!!! What a play by Alexi!!!! Good job boys!

    • http://ballcraft.blogspot.com Zanath

      “Alexi!!!! What a play by Ramirez! Yesss! Heading to the bottom of the inning, good guys coming to bat!”

  • Sheepmeister

    “Cervelli was not drafted, although he’s from venezuela, so he wasn’t part of the draft”

    /actualquotebyhawk

  • Ross in Jersey

    Everything getting beaten into the ground against Nova. Me likey.

  • Will (the other one)

    Pierzynski with the .289 OBP. Yikes.

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

    That curve is good today.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Curveball has been nasty today, hit 97 against Konerko

    me likey

  • Fred Lemond

    Bob Gibson

  • DallasGreen

    really think thames should hit against rightys. hot is hot

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

    Ha, Ivan Nova: Inadvertent headhunter.

    (Though, with Pierzynski, you never know. People might just throw at him on principle.)

  • Steve O.

    Nova’s doing a good job keeping the ball down.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    ALEXEI!!!!!!

  • Across the pond

    Sweeeeeett.. all them 1.05 games are music to my ears.

  • Will (the other one)

    Frank Thomas was ridiculous.

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

    If we don’t go 12-0 on that ten game home stand, I’m gonna be furious. I might cancell my season tickets.

    /BronxTeachur’d

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      TSJC, I liked your article recapping all the games without A-Rod. When are you going to recap all the games played without Wil Nieves?

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

        Sadly, I don’t think the internet has enough bandwidth for that article.

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

      I hope they get swept just to prove to those fuckin’ optimists that this team is going nowhere.

      /who was that? was it Jersey Johnny’d?

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

        Indeed it was.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Cervelli double? what?

  • Steve O.

    If I were a sox fan, I’d be maddened that Danks can’t find the zone against Cervelli.

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

      If you were a White Sox fan, I’d have to take my country back from you and restore honor to this great nation.

      Sincerely,
      Glenn Beck

      • Steve O.

        I’m not saying you have a deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture or that you don’t like white people. I’m saying you have a problem. This guy is, I believe, a racist.

        Sincerely,
        Glenn Beck.

  • Ross in Jersey

    Cervelli… swinging with 3 balls… you better get a double!

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

    It’ll look like a blast off the top of the outfield wall in the power alley in the box score, Frankie. Nice job.

    • Steve O.

      This.

  • Steve O.

    Please, no bunting.

  • Cy Pettitte

    nice 0-2 hit by BG

  • kmarx

    game theory yo

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

      Oskar Morgenstern up in this bitch!

  • Steve O.

    Steal here.

  • Ross in Jersey

    Run Brett run!

  • Ross in Jersey

    God dammit Jeter.

  • Cy Pettitte

    no whammy no whammy no whammy stop!

    double play, fuck

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

    #blamejeter

    Hard to blame him for that, I guess.

    • Fred Lemond

      2-0 count. Take the damn pitch Jeter!

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

        You know what? If the active career hits leader wants to be aggressive and take a hack at any given pitch, I’m good with trusting his instincts.

        • Steve O.

          #trustory

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

    hahahahahaha

    Jeter even hits into DP’s when the runner on first tries to stay out of the DP. The whole thing is getting ridiculous now.

  • Cy Pettitte

    good to see andy on the mound

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

      TWBS

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

        Heh well played

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

      TWIS.

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

    Bexy approves

  • Ross in Jersey

    Nova looking good so far, pretty encouraging.

  • Ross in Jersey

    Kay/Jones interviews… still creepy.

    • Mister Delaware

      “Mmmm … I bet she smells good today, don’t you Kenny?”

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

    Michael Kay wants Kim to come back upstairs.

  • Ivan

    Nova displaying electric stuff wow…

  • Steve O.

    Good frame, Cervelli.

  • Cy Pettitte

    how many pitches does Joe give Nova today? hopefully a bit more than last time

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

      I think Joe had every intention of giving Nova way more pitches last time out, but Nova’s little chest-puffing war with Jose Bitchtista made him alter those plans.

    • mike c

      185

  • Joe

    Anyone see how nice Cervelli’s sunglasses are…?

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

      That you, Kei?

  • cano is the bro

    damn i just tuned into the game. Nova is rockin

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

    Mary Granderson looks like a woman whose first name would be “Mary”.

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

    The whole team is GIDJ’ing.

  • Cy Pettitte

    letting Floyd off too easy with all these DPs

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Now Cervelli is gonna try for the bunt single every at bat.

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

    Frank Thomas isn’t gonna get in on the first ballot because OMG HEEZ A DH isn’t he

    • Ivan

      I doubt it. He’ll get 1st ballot no question. DH or no DH, with them offensive numbers he put up, how can he not be? Not to mention he was never linked to steriods or PED’s.

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

      Fun Fact: Paul Molitor got into the HoF in 2004 on his first ballot.

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

    Frankie Cervelli: Offensive Juggernaut.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    I’m trying so hard to type something negative but I just can’t…so this is what you guys get.

  • cano is the bro

    lol cervelli bad steal attempt

    • whozat

      sigh. Cervelli does nothing well. Except be EXCITED!!!!! Even Melky managed to play average defense.

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

        Even Melky managed to play average defense.

        Meh, even that’s generous. I’d say he managed to play only slightly-below-average defense.

        • Vxjd

          Melky lived off that Manny catch.

  • Wow

    What the frick was that.

  • BigBlueAL

    Gotta love the energy Cervelli brought to the Yankees in that epic fail of a stolen base attempt.

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

    Even when Cervelli succeeds, he fails. :(

  • Vxjd

    Anybody hear Sterling say “wild pitch, wild pitch” in an old woman’s voice. Disturbing.

    • whozat

      Yes.

      Eww. I really wish that the Yanks would get different broadcasters. All they do is parrot unfounded assumptions. Earlier, they said that Nova was highly touted. I guess because he’s pitched well the two times they’ve seen him, so he MUST have a top prospect, right? They keep talking about how great Vizquel still is…and he’s not. At all. But he must be, because he’s playing every day!

  • Jersey Johnny

    Hang it up, Jeter. You fucking suck.

    • Vxjd

      That’s gratitude.

      • whozat

        Now, Jersey Johnny is a “sky-is-falling” kind of fan. that’s true. That said…what does gratitude have to do with looking dispassionately at Jeter’s current performance and seeing whether he’s still helping this team or not?

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

          I believe you mean “terribly frontrunning, reason why everyone hates Yankee fans” kind of fan. And it’s more the way he said it than what he said, you know?

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

          Looking dispassionately at Jeter’s performance, you can conclude the following two things:

          1.) Derek Jeter is not as good of a player as he once was in his younger days.
          2.) Derek Jeter is most fucking definitely helping the 2010 New York Yankees, as there are only 3-5 shortstops in all of baseball more valuable or productive than he is.

          Is it sad that Jeter of 2010 isn’t as good as Jeter from the late 90s/early 2000s? Yes. Should Jeter “hang it up” because he “fucking sucks”? No, of course not, those statements are the hyperbolic rantings of a childish idiot that do not merit being defended or nuanced.

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

            Quit being a fuckin’ optimist, tommie.

          • whozat

            Ok, that’s fine. That said…is he being allowed to hit at the top of the lineup because of who he used to be, despite the fact that he’s doing more damage than he should be allowed to do? I’d say that he is.

            Is he going to get too much money for too many years, and continue to be given pride-of-lineup place for the same reason? I expect so. It’s frustrating.

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

              Again, had Jersey Johnny said “Jeter should move down to the bottom of the lineup because he’s not good enough to hit leadoff anymore”, I wouldn’t quibble with that statement. And saying that you’ll be frustrated with Jeter’s next contract is also just fine.

              That’s not what he said.

              Being realistic about a player’s decline is fine. Being hyperbolic and saying that a shortstop with a .323 wOBA (6th best in all of baseball) “fucking sucks” and should “hang it up”, that’s moronic.

              • whozat

                yeah, but I’m not really talking about what he said anymore. I’m more taking issue with the “gratitude” response…gratitude shouldn’t enter into this conversation. The 180 mil over the last 10 years is plenty of gratitude.

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

                  Fair enough. I agree with that.

      • NYY-SWISH

        Oh hush. There’s no hiding it anymore. Right now, at this particular moment in his career, in reference to his former numbers, Jeter sucks massive monkey balls. Anyone who begs to differ suffers from blind allegiance. I love the guy, but goddamn he’s looked rough this season.

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

          More the way he said it, and the ridiculous shit Jersey Johnny’s said in the past, than what he said.

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

          “Right now, at this particular moment in his career, in reference to his former numbers, Jeter sucks massive monkey balls.”

          Agreed, but only because you put in that important clarifying caveat.

          In comparison to Jeter at his greatest, this current Jeter sucks. In comparison to either current players or players who have sucked, no, Jeter does not suck.

          You added that caveat, so I have no quarrel with your statement. Jersey Johnny didn’t add that caveat, so fuck Jersey Johnny and his idiotic bullshit statement.

          • NYY-SWISH

            I love my Yankees, I really do, but there’s no player at the moment that enrages me as much as Jeter does. A leadoff hitter swinging at the first pitch… Makes sense… Then again, Hughes’ lack of a putaway pitch can get rather frustrating as well. Either way, ever since Jeter settled down with Minka and his NYC bachelor status has gone kaput, he just hasn’t been the same. Jeter needs to start whoring himself out again. Jeter Gigolo might just be the key to #28.

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

              Jeter enrages you, sure. Can you ever see yourself saying “Jeter fucking sucks, he should hang them up”? Or “I wish the team would lose like 10 in a row just to shut these fucking optimists up”? Or “It’s funny how some fans have blind faith to the team. They’d have been great Branch Davidian members”?

              Of course not. Because you’re sane.

    • Carlosologist

      Seriously, we have to close the back door of the bangwagon.

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

      I dunno why you care so intently as you gave up on the team and everything

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

      You probably hope Jeter goes 0 for his next 100 just to shut those fucking optimists up, amirite?

  • Cy Pettitte

    that curve was so nasty, wow

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

    If this is what B-12 does, I order the entire minors to shoot up some B-12 immediately.

    Keep rolling, Ivanova.

    • whozat

      Yeah, since when does Nova throw 95???

  • Cy Pettitte

    damn, at least it stayed in the park

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

    Wasn’t Kearns pretty deep for a guy who doesn’t have that much power?

    • Pat D

      I thought so.

  • Ivan

    Hold it together Ivan.

  • whozat

    Come on, Nova, settle down!

  • Pat D

    Can’t he make a halfway-decent throw?

  • Cy Pettitte

    pretty bad throw

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

    If Frankie would have taken a little of time they would have had him.

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

    attaboy nova!

  • whozat

    Moeller is better than this kid, no matter how dreamy his eyes are and how many BABiP-singles he got in April.

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

    Retiring a guy’s number while he’s still active in the bigs and giving a player’s number that’s been retired to a different player years later because he “idolized” him:

    Only the White Sox, kids. Only the White Sox.

    • Pat D

      Well, at least they asked the player and he was OK with his number being used again.

  • BigBlueAL

    Still trying to wrap my brains around the fact that Omar Vizquel is the everyday 3B for the White Sox and hitting 2nd in the lineup. Thing is he actually has a .356 OBP this season too.

  • Tampa Yankee

    After seeing what Nova is doing with a little B-12 help, maybe Palmeiro was telling the truth!

  • Jersey Johnny

    Let me borrow your rose-colored glasses. Maybe I could see a silver lining in Jeter’s deteriorating skills. Oh but he’ll still want a long-term contract to soothe his goddamn ego.

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

      Let me borrow your rose-colored glasses.

      Fuck off, go buy your own glasses. I’m not lending you shit, you’re beneath me.

      • Jersey Johnny

        I doubt that, I’m sure you can barely hold a minimum wage job. How is that being beneath you?

        • Pat D

          Uh oh.

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

          /Bret’d

          This will end well for you, JJ.

          • Jersey Johnny

            It’s funny how you have blind faith to the team. You would’ve been a great Branch Davidian member.

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

              It’s funnier how you give up on them after the slightest rough patch. You must be a great person and friend, I’m sure.

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

                Jersey Johnny’s friend: Hey, JJ, I’ve got bad news. My girlfriend left me.
                Jersey Johnny: Oh, shit, dude, you fucking suck. What a loser you are. I’m done with you. I hope no woman ever talks to you again so you can see what an asshole you are.

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

          You’re beneath me because you’re a Yankee fan who stated you’d rather see the team lose to prove other Yankee fans wrong in their optimism.

          That’s not just moronic, that’s unforgivable.

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

          Grow the fuck up and knock it off or you’re banned. If you can’t take someone calling you out on something, go somewhere else. We won’t miss you.

          • Cushing’s Brother

            “or you’re banned” hahaha!!!! “This isn’t Russia, Danny. Is this Russia?” oh man, who are you fucking people? My brother recommended this site so I could verify Nova’s velocity and I think this might be a joke. So amateur, this comment takes the cake so far though, I can’t wait to keep reading this tread of insight and witty comments.

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

              What’s your problem? We ask that people remain somewhat civil in the comments, we’re not asking you to split atoms.

              • Cushing’s Brother

                my problem is that you would ban someone from your site for being stupid and snarky. this whole thread seems 50% stupid and snarky but i’m just skimming for the first time. it’s your site, you can do whatever you want, just thought the hammer in that situation was funny

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

    anyone notice the lady with the red shirt right above home plate?

    wow those are some great, NY boobs [/chappelle’d

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

      @OSingh91 says you should get back to him, by the way.

      /secret messenger OT’d

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

        yeah i’m about to log on twitter! thanks bexy :)

    • Carlosologist

      Dela you’re really good at noticing this shit lol.

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

        lol i have a kncack for seeing great things… ;)

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

          You’ve got a knack for knockers.

          • Pat D

            There’s a joke there somewhere. I can’t think of where.

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

            :)

          • Carlosologist

            IETC.

  • Carlosologist

    Only in Chicago will a boat not take a crowd of people underneath a stream of water.

    (I’m sure there’s a good reason for that)

  • Pat D

    Wants more runs.

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

    damn that schedule looks bruuuutal, but um, i think the yankees will be just fine

  • cano is the bro

    88 pitches? why cant girardi just let nova finish the inning

  • Pat D

    I think I would have left him in.

  • Cy Pettitte

    not a bad line for Nova

    5.2IP 5H 1ER 7SO 1BB

    good replacement for Javy at the back of the rotation

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

    lt’s go boone!

  • Pat D

    Gotta know who’s running and that you have time to make the throw.

  • Kulish

    Only 88 pitches. I’m getting tired of Giradi’s quick hook.

  • Pat D

    Anyone remember what I said last night about bullpen overmanaging? Well, it applies again here.

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

    Over managing right there.

  • Ross in Jersey

    3 pitchers to get one out, give me a break Joe…

  • Cy Pettitte

    Girardi is giving an advanced seminar in overmanaging

  • Across the pond

    Am I wrong in thinking that Nunez’s throwing has been poor since he came up?

    • Pat D

      BA said he has the best arm for shortstop in AAA. Michael Kay told me so.

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

        strongest arm yes. Accurate, no.

    • ZZ

      He has very little experience at 3B. It is a completely different angle and throw.

      One of the reasons why it is the right move for Nunez to play SS if he and Pena are both in the game.

      • Across the pond

        I thought some of his throws from SS were even a little on the low side too.

  • Carlosologist

    Well shit Kerry.

    • Pat D

      Primo effort by Cervelli to, ya know, block the ball.

  • cano is the bro

    this inning is making me more and more nervous, come on kerry

  • Bill in Boston

    alexei is whiny baby.. those 2 pitches were strikes

  • Cy Pettitte

    please don’t blow the kid’s chance at a win

  • Ross in Jersey

    If you want to take Nova out after he gave up some loud outs, fine. But taking out Logan after he gives up a squib base hit is fucking retarded.

    • Pat D

      Especially when there’s another lefty coming up.

  • Sheepmeister

    So according to the White Sox announcers seem to think that there is a conspiracy theory for the yankees to give them “high” strikes and the umpire has the gall to call a pitch at the knees over the plate a strike.

    • Pat D

      That sounds reasonable to a homer.

      But then again, what about that first pitch to Teahen? Looked good to me.

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

      Hawk is a moron.

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

    Strike zone suddenly shrinking WTF

    • Pat D

      He must have heard Hawk bitching and decided he owed a few gimme-backs?

  • Carlosologist

    Was that a 91 MPH slider?

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

      probably a cutter.

    • Jose the Satirist

      I’m skeptical. Most likely a fastball.

  • Ross in Jersey

    Thank god. Big pitching by Wood.

    Too bad it’s basically Joba/Robertson or bust for the next 2 innings, though.

    • nsalem

      They don’t have to take Wood right out and the I’ll take my chances
      with Joba and DRob

  • mike c

    nice job from big wood

  • cano is the bro

    well thank god that inning didnt hurt us….umpire needs to get his fucking eyes checked

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

    great job wood

    great job

  • Cy Pettitte

    that’s some good Wood

  • nsalem

    Nova’s giving me that Mel Stottlemeyer feeling!!!

  • Ross in Jersey

    First pitch swinging, once again. Way to let another SP off the hook to go 7 innings, boys.

    • Chris

      Look at that… the starter didn’t go 7 innings.

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

      you were saying

  • Carlosologist

    Nunez is learning from the Swisher School of 0-2 to BB.

    • nsalem

      Gardner assistant teacher

  • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

    Nice at-bat by Nunez. I know he’s no regular shortstop (or third basemen), but he’s done a fine job since being called up.

  • larryf

    If Nova can do to every team down the stretch what first time starters do to us…..he will be fine in spite of Joe’s quick hook…

  • Cy Pettitte

    Cervelli 3-3 today? is this the beginning of the end of the world?

  • larryf

    Frankie trying to show everyone “I’m not the problem, it’s AJ”

    • claybeez

      ietc

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

    good god, chris sale made it to the big leagues already???

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

    he throws 99!!!

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

    Someone feed Chris Sale.

  • cano is the bro

    damn that sale kid can throw it hard

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

    The White Sox drafted themselves one hell of a LOOGY this year.

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

      is he projected to be a starting pitcher for the sox?

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

        /Bavasi’d

    • Across the pond

      His glove arm has some messed up movement when he finishes.

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

    Sale has nasty stuff.

  • MikeD

    Another 13-year-old whose ambitions are greater than her talent.

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

    This girl is better than the three earlier (she didn’t nail the last note, which knocks some points down).

    • mbonzo

      She missed a lot of notes. I’m sure she’s good but damn was she nervous.

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

        Well, she wasn’t good, just that the other three were awful. I should have clarified – she missed a lot of notes, but really dropped the last one.

        (Sidenote: what’s with the extending of notes or just “aaahhhh” or “oooohhh” all the time – enough already!)

        • Pat D

          All these pop singers of the last 10 years or so are to blame for that.

  • Carlosologist

    Sale has a funky motion. I thought he was the average soft tossing lefty. I’m impressed he can get it up there in the high 90s.

  • Pat D

    Judge Napolitano looks like he should be running the Five Families, not being on Fox Business.

  • Ross in Jersey

    Where the hell was that pitch?

  • cano is the bro

    jeeze this umpire blows

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

    are you serious??

    that was BS

  • Ivan

    Where the fuck was that pitch?

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

    I don’t mind Cervelli as much as most but goodness, stop showing up the umps.

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

      Not that that wasn’t a strike. Stupid umps.

      • ZZ

        It may be stupid umps but a large part of that is on Cervelli. The ump is not going to call that pitch with Cervelli jumping up the second he catches the ball.

        That non strike call is just as much on Cervelli as it is on the ump. If I was Kerry Wood I would not be happy.

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

          Yeah. I remember last year in a SSS I thought he did a really nice job of framing pitches. :/

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

      Agreed. You’re not Ivan Rodriguez, dude.

      And since you can’t hit a lick (today being the exception) or focus in games, it’s best to underplay stuff like that.

  • ZZ

    Cervelli needs to cut that crap. He has done that far too much this year. With that bs and all the ridiculous fist pumping he is not making himself any friends behind the plate.

    • Pat D

      He made friends with Jose Bautista.

  • Ivan

    I wonder if Kerry Wood feel for a guy like Strasburg? I mean it’s not that long ago that Wood was Strasburg before Strasburg.

    • Pat D

      There are some definite parallels there.

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

      Somewhere in Cincinnati, Dusty Baker is laughing heartily.

      • Pat D

        Why? He wasn’t Cubs manager when Wood came up originally.

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

          It’s just an easy joke. It was Riggleman, right? Or was he the year before?

          • Pat D

            It was Riggleman.

      • Hughesus Christo

        And Strasburg couldn’t have been babied any more by the Nationals. I guess they could literally wrapped him in bubble wrap, but I’m not sure what that would have done for the integrity of his connective tissue.

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

      http://www.nypost.com/p/sports.....Hj9OFKFhhO

      There were a few articles like this. It’s gotta be rough.

  • Carlosologist

    Shit, that was right down the middle and it was ball.

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

      Definitely a strike; must have thought it was low. He’s called a decent game though.

  • mbonzo

    That call sucked, but I think Tschida has been calling a pretty good game so far.

  • Ross in Jersey

    It’s very rare that you find a player who does nothing well. Cervelli does nothing well.

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

      he fistpumps pretty damn well

      he’d fit in just fine on jersey shore

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

        ietcvm

    • mbonzo

      Why so negative? He’s 3-3 and calling a great game.

      • http://www.twitter.com/TomZig Tom Zig

        Fluke.

        • mbonzo

          He’s a mid 200 hitter and throws out around 25% of runners. He’s no god but he’s good compared to most backup catchers.

          • ZZ

            He has thrown out 15% this season. His throws to 2B have been awful. Started around the same time he became so lazy behind the plate.

            • mbonzo

              And last year your main man Chad Moeller threw out 7%. Career numbers are way more important when you’re looking at fielding. Lately he’s looked pretty bad throwing out runners but he’s also been playing everyday, more games in a season than Moeller has played since 2004. No doubt Cervelli has been weak but he’s a backup catcher playing everyday. If you think the Yankees should get another starting catcher than Posada I agree, but all thats available is on long contracts and with their farm system about to create some catchers, we’re gonna have to live with an overworked backup catcher.

              • ZZ

                Heh.

                You say career numbers for fielding are more important and then you cite Moeller’s numbers from last season. Funny stuff.

                Cervelli doesn’t have “career numbers.” He has played far too few games to have any career numbers.

                • mbonzo

                  Yea I was pointing out why you can’t use fielding numbers in small quantities to judge if someone is a good ballplayer.

                  • ZZ

                    Which cuts directly across your point about Cervelli.

                    His fielding numbers despite being “career numbers” according to you are small quantities.

                    Your bad at this.

                    • mbonzo

                      He’s caught over 300 professional games. Posted a 23% throw out rate in the majors and 29% in triple A and in the 40s below that. Thats plenty of numbers for me to tell you that he can throw people out better than 15%. You’re insane if you’d rather have Moeller up right now. I’m glad you’re no where near the Yankees FO because you’d probably have Kevin Cash catching this year because of his perfect fielding percentage he posted with the Yankees.

                      Did you catch my bad? I thought I lose it.

      • Hughesus Christo

        Because he sucks?

      • Ross in Jersey

        I’ve been hating on Cervelli for 3 months, I’m not about to stop now!

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

        Francisco Cervelli is a broken clock. Almost literally.

    • Chris

      He hits about as well as you could expect for a backup catcher.

      • Hughesus Christo

        I don’t expect anyone in the majors to OPS in the 400s for most of the season.

        I also expect a no-hit backup catcher to catch well.

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

    good god, thanks for making him waste pitches, ump

  • Ivan

    Come on Wood.

  • http://www.twitter.com/TomZig Tom Zig

    It’s completely acceptable to IBB Konerko here and pitch to Jones.

    • Cy Pettitte

      hopefully he just gets Rios

      • http://www.twitter.com/TomZig Tom Zig

        yeah I’m following on gameday, i thought wood walked rios.

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

    man they REALLY had to take the dust off of those NBA and Superbowl championships…

  • ZZ

    Cervelli should not be the backup catcher for the Yankees anymore this season. His antics behind the plate are really inexcusable at this point.

    It has gotten to the point where he really is a terrible defensive catcher. I can’t remember seeing a young catcher like Cervelli so lazy behind the plate. He is a terrible receiver, because he can’t stay still behind the plate. He costs his pitchers multiple strikes a game with all the movement.

    Moeller should be up here catching.

    • BadaBling

      “But his D is invaluable!”. Did u see that attempted pick off throw that Jeter caught 3 ft in front of the bag on a bounce? Wowza! He is 3-3 today….

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

    I’ve been off the grid the past month or so, folks. Quick question: how has Joba looked in the past few weeks?

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

      yeah good question, i too would like to know

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

        He’s looked better, IMO. I think a lot of it is BABIP because it seems like not that many balls in play are going for hits now, but he’s inducing some pretty weak contact.

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

          thanks for the update :)

    • Carlosologist

      Better. His BABIP has come all the way down t .206 and is pitching much better this month. (2.53 ERA)

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

      Cool; thanks Bexy and Carlos.

  • BadaBling

    I’d love to see a Jamie Moyer Omar Vizquel battle! For all the marbles, here it is Rios vs Joba! Pinstripebible.com? I thought that was the RiverAveBlues commercial for a sec!

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

      I heard that the only non-human mammal that can stand on its head is the Asian Elephant.

      • BadaBling

        Wayne Brady makes Bryant Gumbel look like Malcom X?

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

    joba at teh 99!

  • Cy Pettitte

    good job(a)

  • cano is the bro

    is it me or is cervelli moving too early before the pitch? Like when they pitch outside it seems like hes going like 5-6 seconds too early

  • Zooboy

    Joba going away from the two-strike slider a bit?

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

    I’m not a football fan but everything I hear about Rex Ryan tells me he he would make an excellent reality tv star.

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

    Whaaaa? No way did he go.

  • Slappy White

    No respect for Jeter from the first base non robot

  • Kulish

    Wow, Sale only pitched 10 innings in the minors before being called up.

  • Carlosologist

    Swish is either going yard or walking on four pitches.

    /atypicalswisherday’d

  • Betty Lizard

    I’ve decided to stop thinking negative thoughts about Derek Jeter when he comes up to bat,
    Just trying to do my part.

    /Tinker Bell’d

  • BadaBling

    Swisher…2 run shot! Here it is…

  • http://www.twitter.com/TomZig Tom Zig

    is it Sale or Sa-le?

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

      Come Sale Away With Me

  • Hughesus Christo

    Chris Sale is CRAZY thin. Ozzie might need to call for an Intervention.

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

    Whoah, Marlins bullpen had a meltdown today.

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

      i have josh johnson and derek lowe on my team… best of both worlds today :/

    • Hughesus Christo

      Almost as bad as Mike Stanton’s meltdown, or the (related) meltdown of my fantasy team.

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

      Heh, when I read this, first thing I did was go look at the WPA Graph. Box scores don’t depict bullpen meltdowns as well.

  • Slappy White

    this guy is the definition of an uncomfortable at bat

  • Cy Pettitte

    I really want to see Thames v Sale

  • cano is the bro

    lol not the typical base hit you see there from cano…

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

    Chris Sale should start Bobby Jenks’ conditioning program.

    • Slappy White

      Hot Dogs and Beer ?

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

        And Cracker Barrel for good measure.

        Fried turkey legs for breakfast.

        Chocolate-dipped bacon for desert.

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

      Hah.

    • Hughesus Christo

      Joba already signed on

  • Slappy White

    Jeter not on third ?

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

      Let me get a better look through my cool panoramic vista roof.

      looks

      Nope; he’s not on third.

      • Slappy White

        after further review, you are correct…..thanks

  • Cy Pettitte

    holy fucking lol at Jenks, thats some funny shit

  • cano is the bro

    nice jenks…

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

    Om nom nom…

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

    Kearns, dude, you weren’t supposed to do that

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

      It Kearns! It Kearns! Oww…

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

        You’re on a roll.

        • Pat D

          He’s butt-ah.

  • Ross in Jersey

    Holy crap has Austin been a rally killer today.

    • Pat D

      He took a life today. He did. The life of the party.

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

    It’s important this comment be repeated:

    Hughesus Christos’ comment up above: http://riveraveblues.com/2010/.....nt-1070757

    From June 1st through August 27th, Cervelli has a .471 OPS.

  • Ross in Jersey

    Nunez… come on dude. Siiiiiiiiigh why can this never go easily?

  • Pat D

    Nice botch.

  • cano is the bro

    nunez your testing my patience here…

    • whozat

      It’s almost like Mike’s not an idiot for thinking that Nunez isn’t really a big leaguer long-term…

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

        YOU BITE YOUR TONGUE, WHORE!

  • Cy Pettitte

    holy shit Cervelli did something!

  • Pat D

    About fucking time.

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    nice

  • Ross in Jersey

    Well, that helps. Thanks, Ozzieball.

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

      GMTA & all that. ;)

      (Didn’t that happen last night too? Heh)

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

    Somewhere in a garden apartment beneath the smell of mom’s cooking, after watching Nunez’s error, Mike Axisa is smiling.

  • ZZ

    Best throw from Cervelli in months.

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

    Ozzieball rules!

    • Pat D

      What are the differences between Ozzieball, Whiteyball, and Billyball?

      I demand a 5 page typed double spaced essay on my desk by Thursday.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Cervelli was due to have a good game. He won’t have a game like this for another two seasons.

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

    I’m glad he threw someone out, but please stop fist pumping, Cervelli.

    God, I hate him.

  • Cy Pettitte

    longest Cervelli fist pump ever

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

    That first-pitch-strike to the corpse of Andruw Jones looked outside to me. But I don’t have my glasses on.

    • Pat D

      I thought it was a ball.

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

        This is why I should wear my glasses. Thanks.

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

      I think it was a first pitch ball, no?

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

    He was before my time but Ozzie gives me a bit of a Billy Martin vibe.

  • Hughesus Christo

    I’m so tired of hearing about the Yankees’ opposing win% down the stretch. What do you think their opposing W% will be in the playoffs?

    WE’RE THE GODDAMN YANKEES.

  • Pat D

    It’s as if he bunted.

  • Ross in Jersey

    Really, Cervelli? Christ.

  • BadaBling

    Cmon Joba, get this dude!

  • Pat D

    100? That gun has to be on roids.

    • SouthernYankeeFan

      Pfx had him at 99.1 earlier and gameday had it at 100 as well.

    • Slappy White

      Doesnt even occur to Kay that the gun might be a little off

  • cano is the bro

    damn joba bringin the gas, 100 baby

  • Slappy White

    Gun is Juiced, no ?

    • Cy Pettitte

      its been accurate for everyone else so I dont think so

      • Slappy White

        I Stand Corrected

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

    The Jobber does well. Still don’t want him as the ‘anointed 8th inning guy’. Not yet at least. Pitch lights out through all of September and I’d think about it. (Not that I have any power whatsoever.)

  • pastadivingarod

    Did Joba really throw a 100 mph fastball?????

    • cano is the bro

      hell yeah, he looked real good

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

    For every game Cervelli starts and goes hitless, I’ll dock a meal from my cats.

    If my cats starve to death it’s on you, Girardi.

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

      i think your problem is that you own cats

      ;)

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

        Wrong. That’s their problem.

      • Slappy White

        not for long if he sticks to that promise

  • BadaBling

    I can’t wait to see the Lion King on broadway, I hope it’s better than Billy Elliot.

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

    • http://www.yfsf.org AndrewYF

      Most things are better than Billy Elliot.

      But yes, the Lion King is fantastic on Broadway. Just an all-around great production.

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

      The Lion King rules, it’s so well done. Billy Elliot wasn’t very good at all IMO. The music was extremely derivative of Les Miserables and a few other “big” musicals. Elton John, I expect better. :(

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

      But as Andrew said, it is damn good. Overpriced if you ask me, but good. The Green Day one was AWFUL. So was Hair.

      Those are the only two I’ve seen lately.

      • BadaBling

        I really liked Hairspray, John Goodman was just great. I almost didn’t go because the Cav were playing the Knicks at MSG. I’m glad I stayed.

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    Pfx at Brooks baseball had his fasted pitch at 99.6

  • pastadivingarod

    99.6 is the hardest a yankee pitcher has thrown since Goose.

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

      Not true. Brendan Fraser hit 113.

      • pastadivingarod

        LOL
        I love Albert Brooks.
        GMS best role in a movie.

  • Ross in Jersey

    Great, now this fluke 4/4 will justify Joe playing Cervelli more.

    /killme

    • mbonzo

      Joe’s gonna find a way to play him more than everyday?

      • BadaBling

        He’s played 3rd base this year too, maybe when he wants to rest Pena and Nunez…

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    Hey maybe Cervelli will get some crazy good luck down the stretch.

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

    cervelli is killin it today

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

      It just means he’ll go hitless for the next 15 games.

      Mark it down.

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

        i’ll make a preemptive face palm :(

      • BadaBling

        Way to practice the technique of positive visualization!

  • Hummingbird S.

    Damn Cervelli, color me impressed.

  • pastadivingarod

    Is Jenks fatter now? or gayer?

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

      Bobby Jenks is gay?

      • Slappy White

        not that theres anything wrong with that

  • pastadivingarod

    Speed demon gardy

  • Slappy White

    Please Gardy….Steal the Fuckin Base

  • Cy Pettitte

    Ozzie got thrown out without even going to the ump? lol

  • pastadivingarod

    Is Ozzie gone?

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

    I hope Ozzie tweets about this!!!

    • alittleblackegg

      I had the exact same thought.

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

        Your handle intrigues me.

  • pastadivingarod

    What did
    Ozzie do to get the hook?

    • SouthernYankeeFan

      He was walking out to argue gardner being safe. He got about half way there threw his hands up as if to say whats the point, turned around to walk to dugout and got tossed.

    • Pat D

      Waved his arms. Evidently that counts as showing up the umpire.

  • pastadivingarod

    come on get him home

  • BP722

    Michael Kay’s feelings about Homer Bush
    http://tinyurl.com/y67pcnl

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

      Ha. True.

    • Pat D

      Clicked on this while eating chips.

      I am no longer eating chips.

  • Cy Pettitte

    ugh, come on Jeter

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

    Stupid Kotsay. Jeter got robbed. (angry faces)

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

    The Cap’n makin’ it happen! (I know he got robbed; it would be nice to see a ball in play that wasn’t a grounder occasionally.)

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

      Like the line drive double play :(

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

        Meh, outlier.

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

          Agreed. Just like you said, everything he hits is a GB so when he doesn’t hit one and he makes an out I get even sadder ;_;

  • pastadivingarod

    Sandman
    hope they changed the signs

  • pastadivingarod

    94 as mo throwing hard too

  • Ross in Jersey

    Praise Mo, our Lord and Savior.

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

    cmon, mo!

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

    I know he’s struggled this year, but Gordon Beckham is hitting 9th in a lineup featuring Omar Vizquel, Andruw Jones, AJ Pyrzasshole, and a bunch of other underachievers?

    Beckham’s been one of the few ChiSox to actually hit the ball in the 2nd half.

    • Nate

      Yea, he really hasn’t belonged there since the ASB. He and Wieters have practically been carrying my fantasy team some weeks since then. (Which is probably more of a commentary on the quality of my team…)

  • Hummingbird S.

    Mo at 94 on gameday. Awesome.

  • BadaBling

    What would it take for Mo to have a sub 1 ERA to end the season?

    • Pat D

      Not giving up runs.

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

    C’mon Mo.

  • Ross in Jersey

    A walk to Beckham… oiiiiiii

    /facepalm

  • pastadivingarod

    A walk by Mo ???
    thats like Joba throwing 100.

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

    oh cmon ump, that wasn’t a ball…

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

    If they’re going to bunt, let them dammit.

    • Pat D

      Especially with one out.

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

    the high strike is sometimes very very hard to come by…

  • pastadivingarod

    one more baby

  • Pat D

    That was close.

  • Cy Pettitte

    nice win, happy for Nova getting his first

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

    80 wins!

  • claybeez

    Big game! Great job by Nova and the pen.

  • pastadivingarod

    Frankie made a play??
    Mo walks a guy
    and Joba throws 100
    wow what a day

    • SouthernYankeeFan

      you forgot that Brick killed a guy.

      • Pat D

        I have a safe house for rent.

      • Slappy White

        He stabbed him with a Triton

        • Pat D

          Trident.

    • larryf

      and a ball was hit pastaLUNGINGNunez (well-maybe that was yesterday)

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

    If you complained about the Yankees winning 12-9 last night you’re not allowed to complain about them winning 2-1 today. That is all I am going to say.

    Oh, and Vizquel isn’t a HOFer.

    • Pat D

      All of this.

    • Ross in Jersey

      He might be one of the guys who gets in because of his defensive play.

      • Pat D

        Only because some people say he’s as good as Ozzie Smith, which is utter nonsense.

    • Hughesus Christo

      He’s going to keep playing until he gets to 3000, so… book your tickets to Cooperstown in 2018

      • Pat D

        He’d have to hang around as a utility player for an other 3-4 years at this rate to get to 3000. Don’t see him still getting a job at 45.

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    Regarding the W from todays game.

    YOU CAN PUT IT ON THE BOARD………YESSS!!!!

    • Pat D

      Yesssssssssssssssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Pasqua

    I can’t believe the score held. That is one great, big, fat win.

  • Ross in Jersey

    Big win.

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

    now red sox, please beat the rays

    kthxbai

    • Pat D

      Eh, I’d rather the Rays win. 6 1/2 up on Boston with 7 on the loss side.

      • Slappy White

        +1

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

        5 1/2 is plenty. I want first place.

        • Sweet Dick Willie

          A) 1st place only matters on the last day of the season (see: 1964 Phillies)

          B) It is always better to be in a 2 team fight for the playoffs than a 3 team fight. Therefore, the sooner the Sux are eliminated, the better.

          C) B is especially true when it is extremely likely that the WC will come from your own division.

          • Pat D

            This, this and this.

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

            As far as I’m concerned, the Sox ARE eliminated.

            If one game doesn’t matter that much, I’d rather gain that little bit of advnatage with the team fighting us in the standings, not the team 5.5 games back.

  • BadaBling

    Okay Frankie your allowed to fist pump when you go 4/4 and throw out a runner! What a great feeling to win a 1 run game!

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

      He has reason to celebrate now, and don’t get me wrong, I’m happy he did well today. But his ‘excitement’ seems to come at the expense of focus, and it seems to often negate the few positives he brings to the ballpark every now and then. He makes tons of mental errors and the fist pumps and showing up of umps on close calls is, I would argue, a sign of a lack of maturity.

      Having emotion is fine; I don’t mind Joba’s ‘antics’ — he’s not fist pumping or ‘showing up’ umps when he shouldn’t. Cervelli does this shit all the time.

      • larryf

        Right. Joba has cut back on this as he has matured and Frankie probably will too. Not only did he do it all today but he also caught the last out.

        But all is not forgiven from the RAB community….

  • http://riveraveblues bob

    bye bye aj

  • Slappy White

    “How important at this time of year , is gritty play like this ?”

    really Kim Jones ?

    • pastadivingarod

      you can tell Kim is really a blond.

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

        She has an awful sense of fashion, too. In fact, she blocked me on Twitter for mentioning it. The whole thing is pretty funny to me.

        • larryf

          she has a gritty (and grainy) hairstyle…

          I can’t wait for her postgame questions :-)

          The more interesting conversations occur in the locker when the player she interviewed comes in to talk to his teammates. love to hear that!

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

    great win.

  • Ivan

    Terrific win!!!

  • DallasGreen

    great win.. congrats to nova!!

  • Scooter

    NY Post headline tomorrow:
    “Bossa Nova”

    or

    “Nova shows ‘em who’s Boss-a”

    • larryf

      “Nova Lox it down”

    • http://ballcraft.blogspot.com Zanath

      “Ivan the Great”

      Book it.

    • toad

      Supernova

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

    in 1998 the Yankees clinched a playoff spot on this date.

    :: head explodes ::

  • Poopy Pants

    Nice job by Nova.

  • Adam

    Ozzie says Nova was the best Yankee pitcher this weekend!

    http://newyorkstateofsports.co.....goes-deep/

    • whozat

      a) Ozzie Guillen exists only to be inflammatory
      b) Of the starting pitching performances that the ChiSox saw this weekend, one could argue that Nova was the most effective.

      • whozat

        Not that a one-game sample means much at all, really.

  • AldotheApache

    These are the kind of games a team needs to win. Without the two big guns and winning a series against a team that is very hot at home.

  • AldotheApache

    BTW, for a change, Ozzie was right … about Nova that is.