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.

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  1. Abbott's Arm says:

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

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

  2. Chris says:

    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?

  3. mike c says:

    Was really hoping for posada today

  4. Ellis says:

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

  5. Mike Nitabach says:

    Swisher cracks me up at first base!

  6. Cy Pettitte says:

    odds that Nova and Ozzie get into a fight?

  7. Ross in Jersey says:

    Holy hot women, batman!

  8. Mike Nitabach says:

    Their singing is horrible.

  9. bexarama says:

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

  10. DallasGreen says:

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

  11. Jake H says:

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

  12. MikeD says:

    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.

  13. FIPster Doofus says:

    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.

  14. SouthernYankeeFan says:

    Whoops.

  15. Steve O. says:

    Swing the bat, Gardner.

  16. Jake H says:

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

    • Steve O. says:

      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 says:

        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. says:

          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.

  17. MikeD says:

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

  18. Zack says:

    No velocity readings today?

  19. Fred Lemond says:

    Mr. B12. Best name ever.

  20. gxpanos says:

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

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

  21. Ross in Jersey says:

    Nasty curve from Nova.

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

    • bexarama says:

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

      • Mike Axisa says:

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

      • Ross in Jersey says:

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

        • Zack says:

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

          • Mike Axisa says:

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

            • 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.

  22. Marc says:

    Anyone else see a resemblance between Nova and Cano?

  23. Jake H says:

    Impressive first inning. 2 really good curves.

  24. Fred Lemond says:

    Thames!!!!!

  25. Cy Pettitte says:

    Thames is just getting ridiculous now

  26. Jake H says:

    Thank you Marcus.

  27. Mike Axisa says:

    Mr. Thames to you.

  28. Marc says:

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

  29. Ross in Jersey says:

    Thames, jesus christ! Save some for the playoffs!

    • bexarama says:

      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.

  30. SouthernYankeeFan says:

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

  31. mike c says:

    somebody forgot to tell him that pitcher was a righty

  32. nsalem says:

    and some wanted to dfa him a mere thirty days ago

  33. Fred Lemond says:

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

  34. Jake H says:

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

  35. xnyles says:

    Berkman ??

  36. Will (the other one) says:

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

  37. Ross in Jersey says:

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

    -Hawk

  38. Ross in Jersey says:

    Fuck you, Alexei.

  39. Across the pond says:

    Damn that was a sweet DP.

  40. bexarama says:

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

  41. Sheepmeister says:

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

    /actualquotebyhawk

  42. Ross in Jersey says:

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

  43. Will (the other one) says:

    Pierzynski with the .289 OBP. Yikes.

  44. Jake H says:

    That curve is good today.

  45. Cy Pettitte says:

    Curveball has been nasty today, hit 97 against Konerko

    me likey

  46. Fred Lemond says:

    Bob Gibson

  47. DallasGreen says:

    really think thames should hit against rightys. hot is hot

  48. gxpanos says:

    Ha, Ivan Nova: Inadvertent headhunter.

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

  49. Steve O. says:

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

  50. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    ALEXEI!!!!!!

  51. Across the pond says:

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

  52. Will (the other one) says:

    Frank Thomas was ridiculous.

  53. 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

  54. Cy Pettitte says:

    Cervelli double? what?

  55. Steve O. says:

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

  56. Ross in Jersey says:

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

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

  58. Steve O. says:

    Please, no bunting.

  59. Cy Pettitte says:

    nice 0-2 hit by BG

  60. kmarx says:

    game theory yo

  61. Steve O. says:

    Steal here.

  62. Ross in Jersey says:

    Run Brett run!

  63. Ross in Jersey says:

    God dammit Jeter.

  64. Cy Pettitte says:

    no whammy no whammy no whammy stop!

    double play, fuck

  65. bexarama says:

    #blamejeter

    Hard to blame him for that, I guess.

  66. gxpanos says:

    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.

  67. Cy Pettitte says:

    good to see andy on the mound

  68. Ross in Jersey says:

    Nova looking good so far, pretty encouraging.

  69. Ross in Jersey says:

    Kay/Jones interviews… still creepy.

  70. Ivan says:

    Nova displaying electric stuff wow…

  71. Steve O. says:

    Good frame, Cervelli.

  72. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  73. Joe says:

    Anyone see how nice Cervelli’s sunglasses are…?

  74. cano is the bro says:

    damn i just tuned into the game. Nova is rockin

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

  76. Cy Pettitte says:

    letting Floyd off too easy with all these DPs

  77. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

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

  78. bexarama says:

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

  79. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

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

  80. cano is the bro says:

    lol cervelli bad steal attempt

  81. Wow says:

    What the frick was that.

  82. BigBlueAL says:

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

  83. bexarama says:

    Even when Cervelli succeeds, he fails. :(

  84. Vxjd says:

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

    • whozat says:

      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!

  85. Jersey Johnny says:

    Hang it up, Jeter. You fucking suck.

    • Vxjd says:

      That’s gratitude.

      • whozat says:

        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?

        • bexarama says:

          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?

        • 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.

          • bexarama says:

            Quit being a fuckin’ optimist, tommie.

          • whozat says:

            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.

      • NYY-SWISH says:

        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.

        • bexarama says:

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

        • “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 says:

            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.

            • 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 says:

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

    • bexarama says:

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

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

  86. Cy Pettitte says:

    that curve was so nasty, wow

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

    Keep rolling, Ivanova.

  88. Cy Pettitte says:

    damn, at least it stayed in the park

  89. Jake H says:

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

  90. Ivan says:

    Hold it together Ivan.

  91. whozat says:

    Come on, Nova, settle down!

  92. Pat D says:

    Can’t he make a halfway-decent throw?

  93. Cy Pettitte says:

    pretty bad throw

  94. Jake H says:

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

  95. whozat says:

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

  96. 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.

  97. BigBlueAL says:

    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.

  98. Tampa Yankee says:

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

  99. Jersey Johnny says:

    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.

  100. Dela G says:

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

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

  101. Carlosologist says:

    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)

  102. Pat D says:

    Wants more runs.

  103. Dela G says:

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

  104. cano is the bro says:

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

  105. Pat D says:

    I think I would have left him in.

  106. Cy Pettitte says:

    not a bad line for Nova

    5.2IP 5H 1ER 7SO 1BB

    good replacement for Javy at the back of the rotation

  107. Dela G says:

    lt’s go boone!

  108. Pat D says:

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

  109. Kulish says:

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

  110. Pat D says:

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

  111. Jake H says:

    Over managing right there.

  112. Ross in Jersey says:

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

  113. Cy Pettitte says:

    Girardi is giving an advanced seminar in overmanaging

  114. Across the pond says:

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

  115. Carlosologist says:

    Well shit Kerry.

  116. cano is the bro says:

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

  117. Bill in Boston says:

    alexei is whiny baby.. those 2 pitches were strikes

  118. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  119. Ross in Jersey says:

    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.

  120. Sheepmeister says:

    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.

  121. bexarama says:

    Strike zone suddenly shrinking WTF

  122. Carlosologist says:

    Was that a 91 MPH slider?

  123. Ross in Jersey says:

    Thank god. Big pitching by Wood.

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

  124. mike c says:

    nice job from big wood

  125. cano is the bro says:

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

  126. Dela G says:

    great job wood

    great job

  127. Cy Pettitte says:

    that’s some good Wood

  128. nsalem says:

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

  129. Ross in Jersey says:

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

  130. Carlosologist says:

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

  131. Kevin in Delectable Princeton says:

    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.

  132. larryf says:

    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…

  133. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  134. larryf says:

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

  135. Dela G says:

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

  136. bexarama says:

    Someone feed Chris Sale.

  137. cano is the bro says:

    damn that sale kid can throw it hard

  138. Mike Axisa says:

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

  139. MikeD says:

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

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

  141. Carlosologist says:

    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.

  142. Pat D says:

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

  143. Ross in Jersey says:

    Where the hell was that pitch?

  144. cano is the bro says:

    jeeze this umpire blows

  145. Dela G says:

    are you serious??

    that was BS

  146. Ivan says:

    Where the fuck was that pitch?

  147. bexarama says:

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

  148. ZZ says:

    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.

  149. Ivan says:

    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.

  150. Carlosologist says:

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

  151. mbonzo says:

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

  152. Ross in Jersey says:

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

    • Dela G says:

      he fistpumps pretty damn well

      he’d fit in just fine on jersey shore

    • mbonzo says:

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

        • mbonzo says:

          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 says:

            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 says:

              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 says:

                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 says:

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

                  • ZZ says:

                    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 says:

                      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 says:

        Because he sucks?

      • Ross in Jersey says:

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

      • Francisco Cervelli is a broken clock. Almost literally.

    • Chris says:

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

  153. Dela G says:

    good god, thanks for making him waste pitches, ump

  154. Ivan says:

    Come on Wood.

  155. Tom Zig says:

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

  156. Dela G says:

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

  157. ZZ says:

    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 says:

      “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….

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

  159. BadaBling says:

    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!

  160. Cy Pettitte says:

    good job(a)

  161. cano is the bro says:

    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

  162. Zooboy says:

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

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

  164. Slappy White says:

    No respect for Jeter from the first base non robot

  165. Kulish says:

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

  166. Carlosologist says:

    Swish is either going yard or walking on four pitches.

    /atypicalswisherday’d

  167. Betty Lizard says:

    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

  168. BadaBling says:

    Swisher…2 run shot! Here it is…

  169. Tom Zig says:

    is it Sale or Sa-le?

  170. Hughesus Christo says:

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

  171. bexarama says:

    Whoah, Marlins bullpen had a meltdown today.

  172. Slappy White says:

    this guy is the definition of an uncomfortable at bat

  173. Cy Pettitte says:

    I really want to see Thames v Sale

  174. cano is the bro says:

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

  175. Chris Sale should start Bobby Jenks’ conditioning program.

  176. Slappy White says:

    Jeter not on third ?

  177. Cy Pettitte says:

    holy fucking lol at Jenks, thats some funny shit

  178. cano is the bro says:

    nice jenks…

  179. bexarama says:

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

  180. Ross in Jersey says:

    Holy crap has Austin been a rally killer today.

  181. 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.

  182. Ross in Jersey says:

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

  183. Pat D says:

    Nice botch.

  184. cano is the bro says:

    nunez your testing my patience here…

  185. Cy Pettitte says:

    holy shit Cervelli did something!

  186. Pat D says:

    About fucking time.

  187. SouthernYankeeFan says:

    nice

  188. Ross in Jersey says:

    Well, that helps. Thanks, Ozzieball.

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

  190. ZZ says:

    Best throw from Cervelli in months.

    • Pat D says:

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

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

  191. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

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

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

    God, I hate him.

  193. Cy Pettitte says:

    longest Cervelli fist pump ever

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

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

  196. Hughesus Christo says:

    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.

  197. Pat D says:

    It’s as if he bunted.

  198. Ross in Jersey says:

    Really, Cervelli? Christ.

  199. BadaBling says:

    Cmon Joba, get this dude!

  200. Pat D says:

    100? That gun has to be on roids.

  201. cano is the bro says:

    damn joba bringin the gas, 100 baby

  202. Slappy White says:

    Gun is Juiced, no ?

  203. 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.)

  204. pastadivingarod says:

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

  205. 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.

  206. BadaBling says:

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

  207. SouthernYankeeFan says:

    Pfx at Brooks baseball had his fasted pitch at 99.6

  208. pastadivingarod says:

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

  209. Ross in Jersey says:

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

    /killme

  210. SouthernYankeeFan says:

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

  211. Dela G says:

    cervelli is killin it today

  212. Hummingbird S. says:

    Damn Cervelli, color me impressed.

  213. pastadivingarod says:

    Is Jenks fatter now? or gayer?

  214. pastadivingarod says:

    Speed demon gardy

  215. Slappy White says:

    Please Gardy….Steal the Fuckin Base

  216. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  217. pastadivingarod says:

    Is Ozzie gone?

  218. bexarama says:

    I hope Ozzie tweets about this!!!

  219. pastadivingarod says:

    What did
    Ozzie do to get the hook?

    • SouthernYankeeFan says:

      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 says:

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

  220. pastadivingarod says:

    come on get him home

  221. BP722 says:

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

  222. Cy Pettitte says:

    ugh, come on Jeter

  223. bexarama says:

    Stupid Kotsay. Jeter got robbed. (angry faces)

  224. 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.)

  225. pastadivingarod says:

    Sandman
    hope they changed the signs

  226. pastadivingarod says:

    94 as mo throwing hard too

  227. Ross in Jersey says:

    Praise Mo, our Lord and Savior.

  228. 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 says:

      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…)

  229. Hummingbird S. says:

    Mo at 94 on gameday. Awesome.

  230. BadaBling says:

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

  231. Ross in Jersey says:

    A walk to Beckham… oiiiiiii

    /facepalm

  232. pastadivingarod says:

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

  233. Dela G says:

    oh cmon ump, that wasn’t a ball…

  234. Mike Axisa says:

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

  235. Dela G says:

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

  236. pastadivingarod says:

    one more baby

  237. Pat D says:

    That was close.

  238. Cy Pettitte says:

    nice win, happy for Nova getting his first

  239. claybeez says:

    Big game! Great job by Nova and the pen.

  240. pastadivingarod says:

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

  241. bexarama says:

    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.

  242. SouthernYankeeFan says:

    Regarding the W from todays game.

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

  243. Pasqua says:

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

  244. Ross in Jersey says:

    Big win.

  245. Dela G says:

    now red sox, please beat the rays

    kthxbai

    • Pat D says:

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

      • Slappy White says:

        +1

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

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

        • Sweet Dick Willie says:

          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 says:

            This, this and this.

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

            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.

  246. BadaBling says:

    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!

    • 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 says:

        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….

  247. Slappy White says:

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

    really Kim Jones ?

  248. Ivan says:

    Terrific win!!!

  249. DallasGreen says:

    great win.. congrats to nova!!

  250. Scooter says:

    NY Post headline tomorrow:
    “Bossa Nova”

    or

    “Nova shows ‘em who’s Boss-a”

  251. bexarama says:

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

    :: head explodes ::

  252. Poopy Pants says:

    Nice job by Nova.

  253. Adam says:

    Ozzie says Nova was the best Yankee pitcher this weekend!

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

    • whozat says:

      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.

  254. AldotheApache says:

    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.

  255. AldotheApache says:

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

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