Game 131: Looking for more Moseley magic

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The Yankees kick off a 10-game homestand tonight with the first of four games against the Oakland A’s. This is the seventh time the teams will meet this season, but the first in New York. The Yanks went 5-1 out in Oakland during series in April and July.

Dustin Moseley gets the start for New York. He has put together some nice starts since getting called up in July. Even in the ones where he’s given up some runs I thought he was getting unlucky at points. But with Moseley’s pitching style he’ll have to catch every break in order to be successful. The A’s do have the No. 11 offense in the AL, scoring 4.05 runs per game, so this might be a good matchup.

Where the A’s have the advantage is in pitching. It’s the reason they’re currently one game over .500. This almost feels like the 2009 Seattle Mariners, in that the A’s have the fewest runs per game allowed in the AL (and therefore have the lowest team ERA). They’re just third in FIP, though, so it would seem that their defense gobbles up balls in play. To that end they have the second best team UZR in the league and the best defensive efficiency.

Tonight’s starter, Trevor Cahill, has been a big part of the A’s success. His peripheral numbers make his season seem like a fluke: 4.04 FIP, 4.12 xFIP, .217 BABIP. But there are certainly mitigating factors, like his 56 percent groundball rate, fourth best in the league. With an excellent infield behind him a large percentage of those balls get turned into outs. If he keeps that sinker down in the zone the Yanks will certainly find him troublesome. I’d say he can be beat, but the last time he allowed more tan three runs in a start was on July 17. Then again, that was to the Royals, so you just never know.

(Also, Cahill has allowed two or fewer runs in 16 of his 23 starts.)

Teixeira is back in the lineup tonight, making the group seem a bit more formidable.

Lineup:

1. Brett Gardner, LF
2. Derek Jeter, SS
3. Mark Teixeira, 1B
4. Robinson Cano, 2B
5. Nick Swisher, RF
6. Jorge Posada, C
7. Marcus Thames, DH
8. Curtis Granderson, CF
9. Ramiro Pena, 3B

And on the mound, number forty, Dustin Moseley.

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

    Welcome back, Tex.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Welcome back, Ramiro.

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

    Welcome back, Honor.

    /GlennBeck’d

    • Poopy Pants

      No politics, right?

      • JohnnyC

        Beck’s a comedian. I wouldn’t call it politics.

        • http://www.yfsf.org AndrewYF

          Ohh, that’s what the Obama/Beck thing was all about. I thought it was a Beck concert, and Obama really didn’t like his music.

  • jeff

    I thought ARod was back when I saw the picture.

  • Ellis

    Gardner leading off the game: .455/.538/.545 in 13 games. Keep it coming Brett the Jet.

  • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

    Then again, that was to the Royals, so you just never know.

    You just can’t predict baseball, Joe.

    • Guest

      +1.

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

    but the last time he allowed more tan three runs in a start was on July 17. Then again, that was to the Royals, so you just never know.

    The time before that? July 6th, when he gave up 6 runs in 6 innings to…the Yankees. Wait–they knocked around a 22 year old stud lefty that they had never seen before? I thought they weren’t allowed to do that.

    • Chris

      Isn’t he a righty?

      • http://ballcraft.blogspot.com Zanath

        He certainly is.

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

        Yes. Yes he is. My bad–same point stands.

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

          confused him with Brett Anderson

          /DFAs self

    • forensic

      I wouldn’t exactly say they knocked him around. 6 runs is 6 runs, but they had a grand total of 6 baserunners (4 hits, 1 walk, 1 HBP) in those 6 innings against him. The 6 runs were a product of A-Rod hitting 2 homers off him. I don’t think they can depend on that happening tonight.

  • http://ballcraft.blogspot.com Zanath

    This is definitely a trap series, if I do say so myself. We have to take these guys seriously and play very well. And I’m confident we will. But we most certainly need to be on our A games.

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

      But we most certainly need to be on our A games.

      Luckily, we’re playing the A’s.

      • http://ballcraft.blogspot.com Zanath

        Well played.

    • ultimate913

      “We have to take these guys seriously and play very well. And I’m confident we will. But we most certainly need to be on our A games.”

      Is there ever a game when we don’t have to take any major league serious? Shouldn’t we be on our A game in every game?

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

    I’ll admit it. I like this top three better than Jeter leading off. This makes me a bad person =(.

    • larryf

      change is hard…

  • Kit

    Oh God, Tino is in the booth.

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

      (reaches for No-Doz)

  • BadaBling

    So with all this Clemens talk on ESPN, they’ve not shown one shot of him wearing an Astros or Red Sox uniform. I wonder why…? I know he had the majority of his success with the Yanks but he did play for more than one team. It also makes me wonder if Barry Bonds will ever actually go to trial, what’s it been 2 or 3 years since he was arrested, cmon already! I thought the whole reason the a team didn’t sign him was the schedule conflict with the trial and all. The best hitter and the best pitcher in my life, tainted. No tangible evidence on all counts but they’ll both prob spend jail time. Honesty is the best policy.

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

      ESPN does that shit ALL THE TIME. When David Justice got busted for PEDs, what uniform do you think he was wearing in all the highlight videos? Hint: Wasn’t the Indians or Braves.

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

        It’s a damn shame that those evil steroid cheats Manny Ramirez the Dodger and David Arias the Indian had to sully the reputation of baseball.

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

          Indian?

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

            Twin, Indian, whatever, doesn’t matter. He wasn’t juicing in Boston, that’s all that’s important.

      • http://twitter.com/AnthonyMartins Anthony

        The Yankees are the teams that these guys win world series with so that’s why they choose the Yankees I think

        • mvg

          Justice was on the Braces in ’95 when they won. He spent 8 years there. He spent not even two seasons with the Yanks.

          Clemens spent 13 years in Boston, and won most of his awards/AS selections during that time. He arguably was juicing from the late 90’s on, most of that time spent with the Yanks…but still, par for the course w/ ESPN at this point.

      • Brad Toughy

        When they show highlights when discussing some pitcher, it’s usually of him striking out a Yankee.

  • forensic

    Wow, Tino and Flaherty for this series. I’m kind of glad I’m forced to watch the A’s broadcast now.

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

      Ugh, I’m kinda glad I don’t get YES and have to listen to the rad….no, I can’t say it.

  • sweet bootay

    Tino’s voice is angelic, can’t wait for that sweet serenading. captain ground ball will hit three gournd balls tonight!

  • Slappy White

    YES refused to let Tino fuck up the critically acclaimed Segment 2

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

      I laughed.

      Segment 2 was robbed at the Emmys last night, btw. Robbed.

  • Slappy White

    Is that Pigeon umping at first

    • Slappy White

      ?

    • BadaBling

      That’s a fair fowl, per Mr. Kay.

  • Guest

    FWIW, Waldman is crying again.

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

      ….

      …do I want to know why?

      • Guest

        Well, the Yankees had some little leaguers who are children of soldiers stationed in Germany hang out on the field with them during the national anthem(lots of modifiers).

        Now, this is a very nice thing to do, and I applaud the Yankees for doing it. But I am not quite sure if the quiverring voice was the appropriate response.

        (Of course, I will now find out Waldman’s father was a WWII vet who died in Germany.)

  • BadaBling

    I never in my life thought I’d be happy to see Pena starting at 3rd, after those terrible throws by Nunez yesterday….thank you Joe!

  • Little Bill

    Is anyone else getting a small and crappy screen on mlb.tv?

    • ThrillHouseMD

      Yes. With no controls.

      • BadaBling

        Not here, nice HD picture on DirecTV….and it’s raining, nevermind.

    • Slappy White

      In A Related Story : Big Bill is getting a Giant Beautiful Screen

  • jon

    who is in the booth tonight?

    • Kit

      Flaherty, Kay and Tino.

  • Ross in Jersey

    Sigh.

    I know Michael Kay understands Moneyball. I know this because he’s said it before on the air.

    Moneyball does not favor guys who get on base a lot. Beene favored it because it was undervalued… at the time! It’s not undervalued anymore. Stop spreading inaccuracies, YES!

    • Jose the Satirist

      Fill in the blank. If Moneyball were written today it would be about how _________ is undervalued.

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

        Old players on one year contracts?

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

        Grit. Grit is now undervalued, what with all these damn Moneyball nerds and their spreadsheets.

        No, in all seriousness, I think all the basic things in baseball are now appropriately valued and the only frontiers left are the hard to quantify things like injury prevention.

        Maybe linear weights to better identify lucky/unlucky players, that’s a Moneyball statistical revolution in the making. How can you buy low on good players who temporarily appear bad because of luck vagaries, while separating the wheat from the chaff to avoid buying buy-low guys who actually suck and will remain low?

        • Jose the Satirist

          On your luck point, do you think BABIP could be considered to be improperly valued?

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

            I think it’s crude but not necessarily improperly valued. It’s just prone to noise (like most every stat is.)

      • Ross in Jersey

        I’d probably say FIP, and/or recognizing that BABIP is a large part of the game.

    • Slappy White

      You Cant Predict Baseball, But you ALWAYS can Predict Michael Kay

  • larryf

    Well-nobody expected a no hitter…

  • Ross in Jersey

    Rrrrgggh. Not a good start. Buckle down now, son.

  • Kit

    C’mon, Dustin. Settle down, now.

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

    yeesh Sterling, they aren’t going to sacrifice and intentionally walk people in the first inning.

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

    Tino just sounds like he doesn’t belong there. I wonder if Kay and Flaherty are like “Bitch, stop just repeating what I say and add some value.”

    • Kit

      Tino’s voice isn’t exactly made for um…listening. I don’t know what it is, but it’s not pleasant.

  • Kit

    Well this is not ideal. C’mon, Dustin.

    • Tom Zig

      This is who Moseley is though.

      • Kit

        That may be the case, but I’m just cheering him on. I’m not expecting him to be the greatest pitcher ever.

  • BadaBling

    Cmon Dustin!

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

    Oh, and BTW, Kurt Suzuki is not “the main power source” for the A’s simply because he has 12 homers.

    In addition to those homers, he has only 13 doubles. Kevin Kouzmanoff and Daric Barton have 61 doubles between them. Jack Cust has 13 doubles in half the PAs.

    Suzuki’s slugging is 6th among A’s qualifiers.

    • Jose the Satirist

      Why is he batting 3rd? I’d be depressed as an A’s fan.

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

        Yeah, I don’t give a crap about the 12 homers, a .245/.301/.378 line does not belong in the heart of your order.

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

    Damn Ramiro.

  • BadaBling

    That shoulda been a DP, nice throw Gardner. I take back what I said about Pena at 3rd.

  • Ross in Jersey

    Wow, really need to get that out at 3rd.

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

    hitting .252 = pesky hitter?

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

      Short. White. Middle infielder. Ergo, pesky.

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

        ah i gotcha

  • BadaBling

    Tino should be the new spokesperson for clear eyes.

  • C

    We’re 1 for our last 9 series openers. Last series opener win was July 26th vs Cleveland. Would be really nice to reverse that tonight…

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

    damn it kay, stop making my heart stop

  • Ross in Jersey

    Something better change fast, because Moseley is throwing BP fastballs right now.

  • http://twitter.com/AnthonyMartins Anthony

    Pena just robbed Gardner of another outfield assist. If Ramiro Pena isn’t going to play defense well then why is he out there?

  • Slappy White

    Kay: “flirtin with that pole”

    TWSS

  • http://twitter.com/AnthonyMartins Anthony

    This is what is called regression to the mean by Mosely so far tonight.

  • BadaBling

    Okay one last Tino crack, Tino Martinez makes Ben Stein sound like Billy Mays.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    I wish that HR would have been fair so the Yankees can fail and realize they’re not perfect and need to start playing better.

    /OneoftheguysfromJersey’d

    • Ross in Jersey

      hey, HEY! This is State-ism!

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

      It’s the banned one. Ross from Jersey no longer need fear the stigma of having that asshattery rub off on him via Jersey association.

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

    cmon man, plz get out of this

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

      ugh

  • Ross in Jersey

    Rosters expand in 2 days Joe. You can afford to burn the bullpen. Kid’s got nothing.

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

    Michael Kay called Kouzmanoff a “former first round pick of the Padres.”

    Of course, he was a 6th round pick of the Indians.

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      rofl

  • Kit

    Ugh. Dustin.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    This is awesome.

  • Cy Pettitte

    well this sucks…

  • Matty Ice

    Andy Back and Moesley to the pen, plz.

    But nah, Ramiro knows we didn’t need him to scoop that ball.

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

    damn it, i remembered that when i left, i was guaranteed i’d never hear of moseley again…

    lol i checked a box score from this week and noticed he was still there!

    ugh :(

  • Slappy White

    Well Dustin, Im pretty much done with your hijinx

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    If I had the opportunity to say one thing to Dustin Moseley before the game tonight, I would have said, please put us in a 3-0 deficit against Trevor Cahill.

  • BadaBling

    Damn, way to start Dustin! Two outs, three runs. Last two outings, Nova > Moseley. Way to make it an easy decision for the front office when everyones healthy!

  • Erica

    First time posting, but I’ve been reading the site for quite a while. Just voicing my frustration with this first half of the inning. I feel like I can’t babble about it to a lot of my friends, so I’m thrilled this place exists.

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

      are you the LoHud erica?

      • Erica

        The what Erica? I’m new around these here parts. Who is this other Erica you speak of?

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

          haha never mind then!

          welcome to the site :)

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

          Welcome aboard. Yet another hot chick in the RAB stable.

          (Yes, I imagine all the women who comment here as being hot. Sue me.)

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

            I’ve met most of them. Nothing but the best here, tommie.

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

              RAB: Top shelf trim.

              /Sexist’d

          • Slappy White

            good policy

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

            this man is a brilliant man

    • Slappy White

      We obviously welcome babbling

      • Erica

        Excellent!

  • http://twitter.com/AnthonyMartins Anthony

    This is A.J. Burnett like performance so far.

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      This is definitely better than an AJ Burnett performance.

      • http://twitter.com/AnthonyMartins Anthony

        Yeah, No HR’s.

        • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

          Or wild pitches. And Moseley didn’t scoff or mouth the words “Fuck” and “You” to himself.

    • http://twitter.com/AnthonyMartins Anthony

      *an A.J. Burnett like performance so far.

  • Kit

    Finally out of that inning. C’mon, offense.

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

    We will bring the tying run to the plate.

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

      That’s my shtick.

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

        I got your back.

  • larryf

    Well-that’s one way to get our attention. Let’s get back into this!

  • BigBlueAL

    So does Vazquez make the start on Saturday instead of Moseley??

  • BadaBling

    Okay now, let’s shake off those boogerbears and make this yet another come from behind win! Tex is back at first, Pena back at 3rd and Grit Grutner is back at leadoff. I’m wicked psyched to watch this one unfold!

  • http://twitter.com/AnthonyMartins Anthony

    Lets beat him up for 6 ER again!!!

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

    flaherty might be the only person who has ZZ as the Cy Young front runner…

    • http://twitter.com/AnthonyMartins Anthony

      ESPN’s Cy Young predictor has C.C as the person who should win the cy young

      • http://twitter.com/AnthonyMartins Anthony

        He’s up by alot also.

    • ZZ

      I am the Cy Young frontrunner.

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

        Your Subway sub is “beating you know who” big, ZZ.

  • larryf

    sounds like this game is over. Forfeit?

  • Slappy White

    All A’s starting pitchers are wierd looking

  • Ross in Jersey

    Attaboy, Grit Gutner. Let’s get a quick run or two back (or 5 – that works too) right away.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Hey, Cahill. Nice job walking Gardner, ya jerk!

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Hey, Jeter. Nice job laying down the bunt…ya jerk!

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

    Jeter bunting in the first inning is a) stupid, or b) his way of avoiding the double play.

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

      Yes.

      • Jose the Satirist

        About 7.

    • Jose the Satirist

      Can it be his stupid way of avoiding the double play?

    • MikeD

      Don’t assume he wouldn’t have found a way to bunt into a double play.

  • Ross in Jersey

    “Jeter, statistically, had the worst __________ of his career.”

    Get used to those words, folks.

  • Slappy White

    Ive been working with Derek on his swing. Lets see if its working

    • Slappy White

      I will stick to mediocre posting on RAB

  • Erica

    “Statistically the worst road trip of his career” – Michael Kay, about Derek Jeter’s performance as of late.

    Thank you, M.Kay. Really.

    *eyeroll*

    • Ross in Jersey

      You’re going to fit right in!

  • BadaBling

    Gardner steal…Jeter swing your bat. Thank you!

  • larryf

    At least Jeets didn’t bunt into a dp

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

    jeter hits .230 on the road??

    wow

  • http://twitter.com/AnthonyMartins Anthony

    Wow it wasn’t a double play!

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

      He tried to make it a double play, though, he tried real hard.

  • BadaBling

    Yay! At least it wasn’t a double-play, I’ll mark it down as a win!

  • Ross in Jersey

    What’s wrong with Jeter? When will they figure out it’s because the dude is a 36 year old shortstop? I’m pretty confident in saying his mechanics didn’t suddenly change since he was like, one of the most consistent players ever.

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      The age is definitely a major factor. But Jete hasn’t been helping himself out with those first pitching swinging outs.

      • Ross in Jersey

        It worked fine for him last year. The guy is just old. Doesn’t have the batspeed anymore, gets beat by average fastballs.

  • BadaBling

    Welcome back Mark!

    • Erica

      Jinx!

  • Erica

    Aaaaand a sweet little base hit via Teix. Welcome back, sir.

  • BigBlueAL

    I believe this officially puts Jeter’s BA below .270 now.

  • larryf

    Tex uses his healed thumb to send a tex message- good sign

  • MikeD

    Tino does not translate well to the booth.

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

      not at all…

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

    I’m trying to decide if Trevor Cahill is a baby-faced assassin or an assassin-faced baby.

    /recycledEnglishsoccerjoke’d

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Money.

  • Erica

    CANO!

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

    Ribbie Cano.

    • BadaBling

      I like!

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

    Ack, is Tex really not on third?

    • Slappy White

      Hey, his thumb really hurts

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

      Maybe the hand injury slowed his hips down or something.

  • Kit

    Yeah, Robbie!

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

    woohoo

    good hit there

  • Ross in Jersey

    Attaway. Good job answering back right away. Keep working to get Cahill out of there!

  • Little Bill

    I just I can’t watch the game on this little crappy screen on mlb.tv , they have no right to do this!

    • Chip

      Seriously, what the hell is this?

  • Chip

    Damn, I was hoping Tex would go to third on that

  • FIPster Doofus

    Cahill is just pitching to the score.

    /Jack Morris’d

  • cano is the bro

    Is anyone else watching seinfeld on tbs right now? buck showalter is on it haha

  • BadaBling

    Swisher vs an old team, look out!!

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

      [/singleton’d

  • Kit

    Amusing.

  • MikeD

    Surprised the runner didn’t make it to third, but no doubt first had to hold up. Just seemed like it took forever for the A’s to retrieve it. Then again, Tex is no speedster.

  • Guest

    Robbie literally hit the ball hard enough to rip Ellis’ glove.

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

    the one good thing about tonight is not having singleton knob slobber over kurt suzuki.

    i cringe when i hear flaherty do it, however. I guess it’s better than having the both of them at the same time do it

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

    He’s corking his glove.

  • Erica

    SWIIIIISHALICIOUS!!!!!!!

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

    Swish!

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Swishalicious.

  • http://www.twitter.com/vscafuto Vinny “The Bull” Scafuto

    So much Swish.

  • Ross in Jersey

    Swisher is not impressed by your “Cy Young” numbers.

  • Kit

    Yeah, Swisha!

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

    Swish!

  • Slappy White

    Hells Yeah Swish

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

    HOORAY!! SWISH!!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    swisher sweets

  • BadaBling

    Swisher SWEET! I thought Crisp had that.

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

    damn, that was closer to being caught than i thought

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

    The A’s outfield positioning v. Nick Swisher:

    FAIL

  • MikeD

    Great, now get Javy up.

    Wait…get Mitre up.

    Damn, when are you coming back Andy.

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

      There’s no way Mitre’s available. He threw over four innings two days ago.

      • Chip

        Get Nova up! He’s young, Flash told me young guys can play more!

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

    Holy shit there’s only one out. I thought there were two.

  • BigBlueAL

    Excellent base running by Cano.

  • zzzz

    we’re not done, go get the lead!

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

      SWEEP THE LEG!!!!!

      • BigBlueAL

        Mercy is for the weak, we do not train to be merciful.

  • Chip

    BABIP regression baby

  • CS Yankee

    da Swish

  • Slappy White

    How can we make Tino stop without making him think we dont love him anymore ?

  • Erica

    Swish, you lovely, lovely, lovely man you.

    /fangirl’d

  • BadaBling

    HIP HIP…

  • Guest

    “You never can tell, you never can tell…You can’t figure it”
    –Sterling

    At least he’s trying to change things up.

  • http://twitter.com/AnthonyMartins Anthony

    Whatever Mosely is just going to give them right back the lead
    /pessimisticyankeefan’d

  • Chip

    Damn, I thought that was going to fall as well

  • Ross in Jersey

    Bad Swisher, bad!

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Really Swish?

  • BigBlueAL

    Not excellent base running by Swisher.

  • Guest

    Ugh, that’s a bad double play.

  • CS Yankee

    …meanwhile back at the Trop, Toronto is coming back against Tampa

    • larryf

      not exactly. 2-1 but tampa batting now in the 3rd…

      • CS Yankee

        was 2-0…so 2-1 is coming back

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

    damn, tough gamble by swish there

    i dont blame him, i thought it would drop, too

    • Guest

      But with one out and the teams hottest hitter coming up next, though?

  • larryf

    And that’s Swisher fundamental baseball kids-don’t watch!

    • Chip

      Yeah, probably something you don’t do with two outs but otherwise it’s first and third with a ground-ball hitter up.

      • larryf

        ?

        • Chip

          Wow, I just reread that and it sounds stupid, try one out, not two

  • BadaBling

    Nice jump Swish! I wanted to see Thames smash another shoulder high fastball!

  • mbonzo

    Only 3 players in the Yankees lineup tonight are NOT homegrown. Take that haters.

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

      Could be wrong, but I think Suzuki’s the only homegrown player in the A’s lineup.

  • sweet bootay

    the way jeter is playing lately, he ought to be offer Scutaro money in the off season. two year max , if cashman is smart.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    BEN HURRRRR!!!!!!

    • FIPster Doofus

      Worst commercial ever.

      • Pat D

        I said this many moons ago.

    • Pat D

      I mute the TV whenever that comes on.

    • BadaBling

      Worst commercial, ever!

  • Jon in CUO

    Makes no sense. Not like the pitcher was coming up next or anything. If the ball drops and you’re not off on contact, it’s first and third one out – you trust Thames to get a sac fly or something.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    The text poll should be, “Do we ask stupid fucking questions and treat our audience like Red Sox fans?”

  • Kit

    Alright, Dustin. They got you off the hook, so settle now.

  • Total Dominication

    Why do I feel Swish has done that before this season?

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

      you mean 2 run doubles?

      yeah he has :)

      • Total Dominication

        It feels like it’s happened before where he’s gotten a rbi hit and then been doubled off on a line out/fly out. His hit doesn’t diminish the stupidity of the move. A guy with 4 straight home runs was up next, it wasn’t Ramiro Pena.

      • CS Yankee

        way to focus on the positives…he tied the game and made an agressive mistake. all players make mistakes.

        I’ll take aggressive mistakes for 200, Alec

        /jeopardy’d

    • larryf

      because he’s a great guy who wants to win badly but makes the occasional knucklehead play on the basepaths or in the OF

      • Total Dominication

        I still like him, but is it really worth that risk?

        • Sweet Dick Willie

          Yes. Yes it is.

  • sweet bootay

    nice job Swishlicous, beware of high expectations on Thames. Berkman will be greater against righties by a long shot.

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

      Every time I see your name, I smile.

  • Erica

    Say what you will about Jeter… he’s still pretty darn good.

    • FIPster Doofus

      Jeter is better than most short stops at the plate still, but his fielding isn’t much to brag about.

      • Erica

        As someone who grew up watching Derek Jeter (I’m 23 now), it’s just starting to dawn on me that he’s not this immortal figure. I know, it sounds ridiculous and crazy and ignorant. But I still have faith in the man and I just wonder what kind of contract he’s going to get.

        I do babble. I’m pretty sure none of these were coherent thoughts. :)

        • FIPster Doofus

          Haha, everyone here babbles from time to time. I’m the same age and I agree – it’s tough to think Jeter might be declining after so many great years. Hopefully this has just been a down year and he’ll bounce back.

      • sweet bootay

        jeter ranks 9th of 21 qualified SS in OPS, his range is still good to his right, to his left almost none existent.

    • Zooboy

      I think he’s hurt. (Aging doesn’t help, but I think he’s hiding something painful.)

      • Pat D

        Which is rather inexcusable.

        If he was Carl Pavano, he’d have been crucified for that by now. But because he’s the Cap’n…

        • CS Yankee

          Every pro hides their injuries…Randy Johnson, Nolan Ryan, David Ortiz, and a couple thousand others.

          Jeter was given War & Peace by The Boss…he will never admit a wound, it doesn’t serve the warrior to have excuses.

          Pavano is a piss poor example, he was getting hurt by racing his Porche (accident & eluding the law), falling on his butt in ST and never delivered anything of any value to the team.

          A proven gutty All Star trumps an poor performer whose own clubhouse mates had given up on.

    • sweet bootay

      if by good, you mean mediocre player who is the highest paid SS in the land. I will say yes, he has been disappointing. And given his age, he is no sure bet to revert back his old form.

      • Slappy White

        mediocre ? Sometimes we get paid for what we’ve already done, not just for what we might do

    • Slappy White

      I love him, always have, always will. Thats why him and I are working so hard to get his swing back. I promise, its gonna work

  • ShuutoHeat (Passion>all)

    Damn it, I had some problems with my cable internet last week and now I can’t get any cable for tv…

    I’ll have to enjoy the game via box score and you guys.

    On a side note, any recommendations for good Brazilian fare in NYC?

  • Pat D

    Yay, Notre Dame replays!!

  • BadaBling

    Dustin Moseley with a Joba 2009 start, 3 run 1st inning and a 1-2-3 second.

  • China Joe

    Gotta love the bounce back inning. AJ would have tacked on another 4 runs there

    • Chris

      Except for those games where AJ struggled in the first and then settled down.

  • larryf

    Mosely back to his Maddux-type stuff

    • Pat D

      Greg Maddux would like to have a word with you about sullying his name…

    • vin

      Cy Moseley?

  • Pat D

    And if you ever wondered why the Yankees won more games than anyone else in the ’80’s, but only made the playoffs in ’80 and ’81, you now know why.

  • http://www.twitter.com/vscafuto Vinny “The Bull” Scafuto

    Kissenger? Really?

  • BigBlueAL

    August 30th, 1986 is a perfect example of the problems the mid-to-late 80’s Yankees had with their pitching staffs. lol

  • Pat D

    Joe Lieberman, Henry Kissinger, and Donald Trump and Bill O’Reilly sitting together.

    ::head explodes::

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

      It’s like the World Series of Asshattery.

    • BadaBling

      Really, wow.

    • FIPster Doofus

      The ghost of WH Taft finally got his green card and is in attendance, too.

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

        That bullshit pseudo-president is here?

        HE’S NOT EVEN A F%$&ING CITIZEN!!!!

        /Rose’d

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

          you have no idea how fucking hilarious the two of these posts are

    • vin

      I read “Joe Lieberman” as “Jon Lieber.” It would be that much more bizarre.

  • larryf

    Kurtis Blow time..

    • Ross in Jersey

      His name is Curtis, but with such an intelligent post I’m sure you knew that.

  • Erica

    I just want to listen to an entire telecast of Michael Kay saying “Coco Crisp” because it’s just fun.

  • Guest

    In danger of a very quick inning with Pena up. Was hoping to push that pitch count up.

  • Pat D

    What’s the best nickname for Coco Crisp: Snap, Crackle or Pop?

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

      Count Chocula.

      /racist’d

    • larryf

      ask Apple Jack Cust

  • larryf

    bad news: Rays 5-1

    • larryf

      exciting the crowd of 64.

    • ShuutoHeat (Passion>all)

      Yeah, friggin Jays.

      • It’sATarp

        Baustita and the jays are useless versus the rays and only show up vs the yankees. His split vs the rays compared to his split vs the yanks is just crazy

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

          Remember when the Jays swept the Rays a few weeks ago?

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

          On the other hand, the Jays are 6-6 against Tampa going into tonight, versus 7-5 against the Yankees.

    • FIPster Doofus

      F you, Cecil.

  • Pat D

    Business news: Don’t fall for those Metro PCS commercials. They’re just begging to be bought out by one of the big companies. And your service will change when that happens, since you won’t have a contract that says your services can’t be changed.

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

    I’m home. How is Kay already annoying me?

    • Pat D

      Because he exists to do so.

  • Pat D

    Oh god, don’t let O’Reilly and Olbermann see each other!!!!

    • BadaBling

      I’m pretty sure O Reilly would win, he’s taller.

      • Slappy White

        and quite Ogrish

        • Pat D

          I’ll crush their bones and eat them!

          /Monty Burns when he was called an ogre’d

    • Guest

      They’d probably give each other a pound and laugh at becoming millionaires by ginning up the emotions of their respective bases.

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

    lol at the “fair and balanced” line

  • China Joe

    They better stop showing Bill O’Reilly and Keith Olbermann on YES…someone on here is gonna get banned

    • Chris

      As long as they show both, then it’s “fair and balanced”

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

      O’Reilly and Olbermann? What happened to Judge Napolitano and Freedom Watch?

      • Pat D

        That’s later.

  • BadaBling

    I think Michael Kay just made a pass at Tino.

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

    Fun fact: the daughter Tino is talking about was born the day his trade to the Yankees was finalized. It’s also his birthday, I believe.

    • Pat D

      The same day, not the same date you mean, right?

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

        Yeah, the same day. December 7, 1995.

        December 7 is an awesome birthday. Hint hint.

        • Pat D

          That’s actually a tough birthday, like September 11 is now.

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

            This is true.

  • larryf

    Javy! From slow to slower…

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

    woohoo posada!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Jorge gunnin em down

  • Carlosologist

    I come in, turn on the TV and see Jorge throw out a runner after Cust strikes out. It was surreal.

  • BadaBling

    I love strike em out throw em out DPs! They make me happy.

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

    Is that two consecutive runners thrown out by Yankee pitchers? I do I do I do believe.

    /Foghorn Leghorn’d

    • Pat D

      Classic.

    • CS Yankee

      Way to go old school, Mike.

      Fun Fact: I have a Foghorn Leghorn weather vane at my shop

  • larryf

    sit back down Javy!

  • BigBlueAL

    Michael Kay sounds truly perplexed as to why Vazquez is warming up.

    • Erica

      I get the sneaking suspicion that Michael Kay is always perplexed.

    • BadaBling

      He sounds perplexed reading the lineups just as Tino sounds sedated when calling a walk off.

  • http://www.twitter.com/vscafuto Vinny “The Bull” Scafuto

    Jared’s putting some weight back on.

    • Pat D

      Age will do that to you.

  • sweet bootay

    really, why is javy warming up?

    • sweet bootay

      i believe Capt has been give the groundball sign by joe G, way to go Jete.

    • Chris

      Probably because he’s a starter and needs a long time (relative to a typical reliever) to get ready.

  • Pat D

    And just to stir the pot, since they’ve both been mentioned today, Notre Dame>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Fordham.

  • larryf

    Gardy draws in the 3rd baseman for the slap hit hopefully

  • Erica

    a;lseijraoisdfkl Jeter.

  • BadaBling

    Jeter looks like Cervelli at the plate as of late.

    • sweet bootay

      Mr. 4 for 4 yesterday would like to have a word with you.
      Jeter aint nothing but da pass thing.

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

    “Is Derek unhappy he’s not hitting?”

    No, Kay. He’s thrilled.

    ihaveanupsetstomacheverythingsucksfeelbadforme

    • Pat D

      I was there on Friday. So, yes, I feel bad for you.

  • Erica

    TEIX MESSAGE

    /Sterling’d

  • Carlosologist

    Oh my.

  • BigBlueAL

    Bandbox!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Tex message!

  • Kit

    Yeah, Texy!

  • FIPster Doofus

    You’re on the Mark, Teixeira!

    • Erica

      I always love when that’s said.

      • FIPster Doofus

        Me too. Some people hate it, but it’s so lame that I actually enjoy it a lot.

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

          I love it because it means a Yankee just hit a home run. I greatly enjoy mocking him for it though.

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

    For once, Sterling doesn’t go into the home run call

    way to go Tex. I guess your hand is fine

  • BadaBling

    A wall scraper lazer! Nicely done Tex!

    • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

      almost as nice as the one against Minnesota in the playoffs that took 2 seconds to leave.

      • BadaBling

        You remembered, that how Tex described it! That was nice! Had about the same distance over the wall.

  • Pat D

    OMG, they’re hitting well against a good pitcher?!?!?!?!?!?!

    • Erica

      THEY’VE SEEN THIS PITCHER BEFORE HAVEN’T THEY?

      • Pat D

        Yea, it was just a variation off the “they can’t hit pitchers they’ve never seen before” line.

        • Erica

          *thumbs up sign*

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

          Heh, remember in like Juneish when the Yankees were beating up all the good pitchers and losing to the bad ones? I think it stopped after the Diamondbacks series but it was kinda funny

  • Ross in Jersey

    Went to get Taco Bell, and Tex hits a homer. Yey.

    • Pat D

      I’m having homemade tacos.

    • BigBlueAL

      I bought a 5 dollar box and much to my dismay apparently it no longer contains a Bacon Club Chalupa.

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

    this ump is not very kind to cahill

  • Chip

    Wow, a “laser”

  • Kit

    And Cano! Back to back, baby.

  • Erica

    HAYNOWWWW CANO HAYYYYYNOWWWWW

  • Pat D

    Holy shit, check out those laser beams!!!

  • Carlosologist

    Robbie you crazy!

  • Cy Pettitte

    back to back! robbie cano, another laser

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

    back 2 back!!

  • BadaBling

    Back to back jacks!!!!

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

    Trevor Cahill: now aware

  • Ross in Jersey

    This stadium is the biggest joke in professional sports.

    /Gammons’d

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

    Hah. How can you not laugh at that?

    • Chip

      I was hoping it got over the first baseman off the bat

  • sweet bootay

    TexNO’ed….it’s Ca Ca Ca and you do know.

  • CS Yankee

    back-to-back jack

    • CS Yankee

      or is what Cano done called a “re-teixed”?

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Way to muff the catch, dingus.

    • Pat D

      It was a woman, what do you expect? She wasn’t really trying to catch the ball, she was demonstrating how she grabbed something at a 5-hour sale before someone else could.

      /RonDibble’d

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

    Yankee Stadium giveth!

  • BigBlueAL

    Horrible job by that fan trying to catch Cano’s HR. lol

    • ShuutoHeat (Passion>all)

      Was it as bad as Mr. I-Wrap-My-Ugly-Sweater-Around-My-Hands ?

      I am without cable tv, so I’m spectating via online box score.

  • FIPster Doofus

    You’re not in Oakland anymore, Trev.

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

    Congrats to Cano–new career high 26th home run

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    LONG LIVE TEH SHORT PORCH!!!

  • Chip

    Cahill lucky Swish missed that or it would have been three in a row

  • China Joe

    This guy doesn’t give up runs? I know oakland has a pitcher’s park, but dayum…

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

      We beat him up in Oakland too

  • RobbieCano MVP

    Yankee stadium… gotta love it

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

    ump to cahill: I give you no corners in the zone

    • Chip

      I don’t think the ump has been terrible, he’s not giving much to either pitcher but nothing thus far I’d say is a bad call

  • Zooboy

    Cano breaking shit with his hits: (1) a glove; (2) a fan’s hand. Ouch!

  • larryf

    Cano likes sitting next to Ivan in the dugout.

    /Casa Nova’d

  • Pat D

    I’m guessing Tino for the trivia answer.

    • FIPster Doofus

      You’re correct.

    • Pat D

      I’m right.

  • http://www.twitter.com/vscafuto Vinny “The Bull” Scafuto

    Good question.

  • Chip

    Wow, that’s a hell of a shot for a half swing

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

    my god that was murdered

  • Kit

    I did not like that, Dustin. Did not like it.

  • http://www.twitter.com/vscafuto Vinny “The Bull” Scafuto

    Huh. Guess they’re mad about the cheapies.

  • sweet bootay

    Larish goes bullish on YS.

  • Erica

    Stop sounding so excited about that home run, M.Kay.

    • Pat D

      It’s his way of not being a total homer.

      See: Harrelson, Hawk; Orsillo, Don

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

        That. I’ll gladly take Kay’s non-homerism over the homerism of other announcers.

        • Pat D

          I remember when the Elf had his 3 HR game against Colorado. When he hit the third one, Orsillo had to have JIHP’d because he was screaming “Laser Show-oooooooooooooooooooooh”

      • NYY-SWISH

        You’re clearly forgetting the greatest announcer in sports history: Jerry Remy.

        • Pat D

          Remy is really not a total homer.

          He’s much better than any of the guys the Sox had filling in for him last year.

          • Slappy White

            “Remy is not a total homer”. The founder of “Red Sox Nation” ? Whoa

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

              Isn’t Remy the ridiculous homer and Orsillo the one that’s actually okay…ish?

              • Pat D

                Not from what I’ve heard them this year.

                On Red Sox home runs, Orsillo sounds like he’s JIHP’ing. On other team home runs, he sounds like it was a grounder to short.

          • NYY-SWISH

            Ugh. You hear that? That’s the menacing pitter-patter of my blood dripping to the floor. I’m dead. That comment just killed me, ended my life. Anything so much as resembling a Remy-accolade is like razors to my wrists. The NESN broadcasts are painful to say the least. Thank you for killing me.

            • Pat D

              I’m not saying I like Remy. That voice is hard to take. I’m just saying he can a lot more fair that a lot of other local announcers.

              • Pat D

                *be a lot more fair

    • sweet bootay

      the only objective subjectivity left on this planet… also he just ordered domino pizza… so give him a break.

  • Carlosologist

    And the short porch taketh away.

    • Ross in Jersey

      Pretty sure that’s out anywhere lol

      • Carlosologist

        I agree. It just looks like it went much farther. :P

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

      That was no cheapie.

  • Ross in Jersey

    (Adds Larish to the list of scrubs who have homered off Yankee pitching this year)

    • Chip

      Seriously?

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

      oh FFS. When we pitch to the good players on the team you complain. When bad players get hits/big hits you complain.

      • Ross in Jersey

        Relax, I was only half serious.

    • FIPster Doofus

      To be fair, every pitching staff in the league has probably given up plenty of homers to scrubs.

      • Ross in Jersey

        I still don’t forgive the homer Joba (I think?) gave up to Kevin Cash. Kevin Cash!!

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

          I’m still kind of angry Tommy Manzella hit a double off Andy during the Astros series.

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

          You’ve got to learn to let go, Ross.

          • Ross in Jersey

            Fine, fine!

      • A-Rod’s Hip

        and we play in a HR park, so it’s more common for ANY player to hit a homer when a pitcher makes a mistake.. we all know that coming in..

        i guess people expect dominance out of Dustin Moseley. lol

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

      Scrubs homer off every team every year. It comes with the territory. How do you think the team that let Colin Curtis go deep feels?

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

        That was the Angels, so pretty damn shitty. Which is how it should be!!!

        • Kit

          Agreed.

      • Ross in Jersey

        But that’s a feel good story!

      • It’sATarp

        the guy who let cervelli homer off him must feel like crap

      • http://www.twitter.com/vscafuto Vinny “The Bull” Scafuto

        And it’s not like he homered off of CC. It’s Moseley.

  • Greg

    That wouldn’t have been out in Oakland

  • larryf

    Larish? He looks like he is a junior in HS

  • Slappy White

    For those who asked why Javy was warming up…….THAT

  • BigBlueAL

    Not a cheapie HR that one.

  • BadaBling

    Is Vasquez still up? If not get yo ass up! That was no cheapy!

    • Chip

      I’m fine with that, it wasn’t a terrible pitch and he just hit it. He got two groundouts and a strikeout in the inning so I’m not concerned

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    That was a bomb

  • JohnnyC

    Jack Morris almost got into the Hall pitching this way. Just don’t give up home runs in bunches.

    • Pat D

      And he may still.

  • larryf

    The good news is Aaron Hill hit a HR. The bad-nobody on. 5-2

  • BadaBling

    The strike zone had opened up a bit.

  • Chip

    HIP HIP

  • sweet bootay

    javier want to pitch in lower leverage situation,he wants to be ease into it.
    only his second time, you need to demonstrate TLC.

  • BadaBling

    HOVA! Number 4, buying it now!

  • http://www.twitter.com/vscafuto Vinny “The Bull” Scafuto

    Almost, Curtis. Oh, Death Valley.

  • Kit

    Almost, Grandy. Almost.

  • Chip

    Aaaaaand Yankee Stadium taketh away

  • Ross in Jersey

    Posada: All of a sudden, expert baserunner.

    And jesus, Curtis has hit some lazers the last few weeks and has nothing to show for it. In before the panic that says he’s sucking again.

  • Carlosologist

    Grandy almost took that out. So close.

  • PaulF

    Wow, poor Curtis. How many deep fly balls has he had caught recently?

  • BadaBling

    I just pictured Michael Kay listening to Jay-Z. LMAO.

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

      He made the Yankee hat more famous than a Yankee can, or so I’m told.

      • ShuutoHeat (Passion>all)

        I heard he also bleeds blue.

      • BadaBling

        Seven straight summers, might not admit it but nobody did it quite like he did it, if you did it then he done it before, if you get he got but got mad at it and didn’t want it no more. That’s the word on the street anyway.

      • Pat D

        One of the reasons I don’t like Jay-Z.

        The first being that I don’t like rap music.

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

          Actually, his boast may not be incorrect. Derek Jeter is immensely popular here and the huge number of Yankee hats sold domestically are probably due to him, but Jay-Z’s music might have a more global reach than the Yankees sporting brand.

          Jay-Z might indeed have popularized Yankee hats more (internationally) than any individual Yankee. It’s not impossible to imagine.

          • Pat D

            It’s just the boast itself. I don’t like that kind of self-promotion.

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

              Yeah, rap’s not for you, then.

              • Pat D

                I’m white and I’ve never lived in a city.

                I just can’t relate.

    • Kit

      And Eminem’s “earlier work”.

      • Pat D

        /25th Hour’d?

    • Slappy White

      him singing along would make for great youtube

  • http://www.twitter.com/vscafuto Vinny “The Bull” Scafuto

    Rakin’ Ramiro Pena!

  • Chip

    Ahhhhh BABIP regression, even Pena is in on the act now

  • Erica

    Oh hay there Pena.

  • Kit

    Nice, Ramiro! I was expecting a strike out.

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

    woohoo pena delivers!

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Ramiro Pena: Offensive dynamo.

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

      You can’t stop El Niño, he’s a force of nature.

  • Ross in Jersey

    In before Kay waxing poetic about Pena’s RBI totals.

    • Ross in Jersey

      DAMN, SO CLOSE!

  • sweet bootay

    Pena is mr. clutch / waldman’ed

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    big hit Pena!! 2 strikes, 2 outs.. just earned his paycheck for the week

  • http://twitter.com/AnthonyMartins Anthony

    Ramiro Pena has an RBI
    /automaticwin’d

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

    Some of those ld’s will fall for Curtis soon.

  • BadaBling

    Pena = Bronze Slugger!

  • Chip

    Alright Jeter, here is your moment

  • http://www.twitter.com/vscafuto Vinny “The Bull” Scafuto

    Cahill looks like a baby. Sheesh.

  • larryf

    gardy-the ultimate pest

  • http://twitter.com/AnthonyMartins Anthony

    I called that Cahill would give up 6 ER earlier

    • http://www.twitter.com/vscafuto Vinny “The Bull” Scafuto

      Not so much called, as wished. But I’ll take it.

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

    Come on, DJ. Prove you’re not dead and smack one here.

  • Chip

    You would think one of these times Jeter would get a 20 hopper through the middle or something

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    how bout a short porcher here Jeter!

    • A-Rod’s Hip

      o well

      i was trying the reverse jinx approach and hoping for a ball not to be hit on the ground

  • Slappy White

    Swing up Derek, Swing up

  • Erica

    Jeter…

    :-\

    • Ross in Jersey

      I prefer this face, myself:

      -____-

  • http://twitter.com/AnthonyMartins Anthony

    prediction: even with 2 outs Jeter will find a way 2 ground out into a double play.

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

    When will the real Derek Jeter show up?

    • A-Rod’s Hip

      October!

  • Bob Stone

    mlb.tv has the HD feed working again for those who commented on it earlier. Just close the window and reload.

    • Chip

      Thank goodness!

  • Pat D

    Someone asked about the Judge?

  • larryf

    Sharks no longer dedicating a week to Jeets…

  • Guest

    Jeter: Not his best season.

  • http://twitter.com/AnthonyMartins Anthony

    Have to say, I love the Most Interesting man in the world and old spice commercials.

    • Guest

      Strong ditto.

    • Erica

      Sharks dedicate a week to him.

      • larryf

        see my post above

    • Kit

      They’re really awesome commercials.

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

      Me too. They’re pretty funny.

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

    ZOMG FREEDOM WEEK!!!!!

    Bill O’Reilly must be sad that he’s watching the game at the stadium and couldn’t see that glorious ad air.

    • Ross in Jersey

      It saddens me that Fox and the Yankees seem to have a close relationship. Is there a reason for that (ownership?) because it really sucks :(

      • Chip

        Republicans managed to block the estate tax this year saving the owners billions, of course they’re close right now

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

        Meh, Fox is just more willing to pony up the ad dollars than MSNBC or a more liberal media outlet.

        Their key demo of wealthy white male audience more closely aligns with sports than a liberal outlet would, I’d guess.

    • Slappy White

      He doesnt have to see it, HE LIVES IT

      yuck

  • http://www.twitter.com/vscafuto Vinny “The Bull” Scafuto

    Jeets not doing anyone any favors, playing through his tendinitis. But then, I’d still rather have him in the lineup than both Pena and Nunez until A-Rod comes back.

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

    Jeter needs a slumpbuster. I selflessly volunteer myself.

    …did I really just say that.

    • http://www.twitter.com/vscafuto Vinny “The Bull” Scafuto

      Ya did. Andy is not pleased.

    • Kit

      You already have your hands tied with Andy’s groin problems. I’ll take Derek so you’re not overwhelmed.

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

        That works. ;)

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

    if you would’ve told me that moseley would actually pitch 4 1/3+ innings after watching the 1st inning, i wouldve thought you were crazy

    • A-Rod’s Hip

      QFT

  • BadaBling

    Sharks have a week dedicated to him, if he were to punch u in the face you’d have to fight the urge to thank him. My fav commercial!

    • BadaBling

      Reply FAIL.

  • Kit

    But we were told Boston has five aces, Kay. Not one ace, not two, but five.

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

      /building the brand’d

  • larryf

    Time for Jeter to get rid of that Black betty bat…try another one!

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

      Don’t worry, that bat is only half-black.

      /Raekwon the Sheff’d

      • larryf

        Nice. Actually Swish’s bat is half black-the thick part…

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

    “If you go on a winning streak, you’re right back in it.”

    Tino, Tino. Who are you, Joe Morgan?

  • http://www.twitter.com/vscafuto Vinny “The Bull” Scafuto

    Get him out of there, Joe.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    will someone remind Kay that there were 2 Yanks/Red Sox like division winning final games in the AL Central and one in the NL West over the last 3 years??? all during the ‘Wild Card Era’??

  • Slappy White

    No Tino, Two out of three is not just as good as a sweep

  • China Joe

    So that inning started off with Kay, Flaherty and Tino debating Jay-Z and Eminem’s early work. I went to another room to find a razor so I could slit my wrists. I come back to find that Ramiro Pena knocked in a run. You know Suzyn…

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

    man moseley sucks ass

    i really wish javy wasnt the one coming out of the pen… oh well

  • Pat D

    All this talk about changing the wild card is dumb. They want to resolve this situation, I say they just end divisional play and have the top 4 teams make it.

  • Chip

    Ooooooooooooooooooo, that was close

  • BigBlueAL

    Paris Hilton said she was set-up in the whole cocaine possession felony thing. Well Thank God we have that straightened out now.

    • Pat D

      Why would you doubt Paris?

      • Dalelama

        I would love to see that skank do some seriuos time.

  • frank

    Figure Vazquez on giving up at least 1 HR. Hopefully, it’s not now.

  • Little Bill

    The problem with punishing the wild card with 0 or 1 home games is a season like this in the AL where the wild card team will clearly be the 2nd best team in the league. Why punish the Rays/Yankees for playing in the toughest division and reward the Rangers for playing in the worst division?

    • Pat D

      See my earlier post.

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

        Your post goes too far. There’s no need to eliminate divisional play.

        • Pat D

          I think it would work better that way. You figure a way to have everyone play each other the same number of times in some way or another, therefore you can’t use the excuse that teams played different schedules.

        • http://twitter.com/JoeRo23 The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          But all other ideas are dumb. Pat D said so. See his earlier post.

          • Pat D

            What they were saying on the broadcast was dumb.

            Tampa or the Yankees will be the wild card and likely have a better record in a tougher division than Minnesota/Chicago or Texas. So they shouldn’t get a home playoff game or only one because they’re the wild card? Please.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Moseley looks dumbfounded

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

      That’s just his face, I think

  • Kit

    Get a haircut, Phil.

    • Pat D

      Tom Brady needs one, too.

      • Kit

        They can get one together. As long as Phil gets one.

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

          o.O

        • Pat D

          Col. Kurtz: “The horror, the horror…”

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

          My stomach queasiness isn’t going away

  • sweet bootay

    i am gonna first guess here, i would rather have logan in this spot.

    • http://www.twitter.com/vscafuto Vinny “The Bull” Scafuto

      The day Girardi burns his situational lefty in the 5th inning, hell shall freeze over.

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    Why so many pictures of Arod in the game threads.

    • Kit

      He is missed.

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

      In memoriam?

      yeah, I was wondering that myself. Especially when it said, yesterday, “Help us, Alex, you’re our only hope” or something like that. If that was true we’d be screwed. o_O

      • Pat D

        I still expect him to get to 30 HR’s.

        /deluding myself’d

  • Slappy White

    Come on Javy, take that job back

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

    Javy pitches well, and he gets his job back. Or at least he should.

    • http://www.twitter.com/vscafuto Vinny “The Bull” Scafuto

      That was my first thought as soon as they had him up in the 3rd.

    • Ross in Jersey

      He’s sitting at 90.. that’s a good sign. Command still seems a bit off, though.

    • sweet bootay

      over Moseley or Burnett? I trust Moseley against good hitting team more than Javy.

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

        Really? I mean… this is the As. He did okay against the Red Sox and Jays, sure, but I wouldn’t trust him at all. At least Javy has some experience there.

      • Pat D

        Since Moseley did so good tonight against a light hitting team and all.

      • http://www.twitter.com/vscafuto Vinny “The Bull” Scafuto

        I take Good Javy/Good AJ over Good Moseley any day.

  • Ross in Jersey

    Meh… that really should have been two…

  • Kit

    C’mon, Javy. One more.

  • http://www.twitter.com/vscafuto Vinny “The Bull” Scafuto

    Nice pitch. Get loud, crowd. FINISH HIM.

  • nsalem

    Second poor relay by Cano in three or four games.

  • http://www.twitter.com/vscafuto Vinny “The Bull” Scafuto

    Anybody else pissed off by this crowd? They’re looking for a reason to boo him.

  • Kit

    Nice! Good job, Jeets.

  • larryf

    javy 69mph curve and 90 mph fastball

    wow

  • Ross in Jersey

    Least he can still do that (looked safe on the replay though!)

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

      I thought so at first but did you see the replay from 2B? He wasn’t.

  • http://www.twitter.com/vscafuto Vinny “The Bull” Scafuto

    Just hurt my arm on that fist pump. Totally worth it.

  • Little Bill

    And that’s why Jeter is a gold glover.

    • Pat D

      Yep, one trademark play and reputation alone.

  • http://www.thenovablog.com Jamie

    What would be the Yankees “Forum” equivalent to Phantasy Tour (PT; Phish)?

  • Chip

    Phew, Jeter has a bit of it back

  • BigBlueAL

    Dunno who Kay is more obsessed with, Homer Bush or Jeff Nelson and the pick-off move he apparently made famous.

    Also Javy is now in line for win #10!

  • Carlosologist

    At least Jeter still has the jump throw going strong.

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

    I know I know I know a better defensive shortstop wouldn’t have to do the whole jump thing but you cannot stop me from getting excited over the Jeter jump throw.

    • Kit

      I love the Jeter jump throw. It’s ridiculous, but impressive when it works.

    • ZZ

      Not necessarily.

      Getting to that ball, setting, then throwing and there is a good chance he is safe at first there. Jeter is not doing the jump throw to be flashy or something. He is saving time.

      • Chris

        Honestly, I think the biggest benefit is that he doesn’t put a ton of stress on his knee to stop, plant and throw.

  • sweet bootay

    decent play by jeter, still have okay range going his right.

    • Slappy White

      not mediocre

  • Bob Stone

    Thank you Cap’n.

  • BigBlueAL

    Jeter is only in there for his glove.

  • sweet bootay

    meh half the SS in this league would not have to jump to get the out.

  • larryf

    The most interesting man in the world has yet to be introduced to YS.

    /Montero’d

  • Cy Pettitte

    Teix swinging a hot bat, triple for the cycle

  • Kit

    Oh, Tex. I missed you.

  • Carlosologist

    Tex is a triple sort of the cycle!

    /obligatory’d

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

      Lou Gehrig was a triple short of the cycle 42 times in his career.

      • Ross in Jersey

        That’s nuts, lol

      • Pat D

        Did he ever hit for it?

        • Kit

          Twice.

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

          at least once

      • larryf

        Tex no Lou Gehrig. I mean come on….2 games for a bruised thumb?

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

          Wasn’t trying to say he was. I just find that factoid absolutely crazy.

          • larryf

            I know Bex. Could never get mad at you. I mean uber Yankee fan and broadway show tunes?

            /dazzling’d

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

              ZOMG another showtune/theater lovah \o/!!!

              • larryf

                to the off topic/d…

  • FachoinaNYY

    Man that that was out… the smoke on contact was sick

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    Death Valley wins again lol

  • BigBlueAL

    I know it has been said before but to reiterate Tex definitely has the best facial expressions of any player when running the bases.

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

      He makes the funniest faces I’ve ever seen on a really good-looking guy.

      • Pat D

        I refer to it as Lamaze base-running.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    Cano is such a fuckin monster

  • Carlosologist

    Whenever I see Tex running hard, I remember that game against the Mets last season. It happened on my birthday too. :D

  • BigBlueAL

    Michael Kay is mad that Cano hit a single the other way instead of grounding out to 2b or 1b??

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

    Prepare to be wowed. Henry Rodriguez throws gas.

    • Chip

      Dr. Thames loves himself some gas

    • BigBlueAL

      But can he throw 105 mph like Chapman??

  • Pat D

    Over/under on how many people will discuss Cahill as a Cy Young candidate now?

    • Greg

      Buster Olney weeping right now

      • Pat D

        I’d take pride in having jinxed him myself. Oh, but that’s right, Buster’s pretty objective.

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

      I can think of one…

  • Carlosologist

    eesh 101 MPH.

  • Chip

    101 mph in the dirt? How are you supposed to stop that?

    • Chip

      And just about had another one

  • Sweet Dick Willie

    This is from an ESPN article about Manny going to the White Sox:

    “The White Sox are trying to reach the playoffs for the first time since 2008.”

    Someone should alert ESPN that RAB has 3 writers who would never write such drivel on their blog, let alone for money.

    • Pat D

      That’s a pretty long drought.

      Like when we complained about the Yankees having a 9-year World Series winning drought, which was 3rd longest in franchise history, when plenty of teams have been waiting a lot longer than that.

  • Reggie C.

    I feel Larish’s pain. Ouch. that must’ve hurt the ribs.

  • Kit

    Swisher! Again!

  • Bob Stone

    Yeah Swish!

  • Pat D

    Bad decision by Larish, methinks.

  • RalphieD

    100mph… pffft… big deal, says swisher :p

  • larryf

    Gas goes out fast the other way too!!!

    Ooops

  • Cy Pettitte

    0-2 -> 3-2 -> double

    nice AB from Swish

  • nsalem

    Seeing Ozzie was rejuvenating for Nick!!!!!

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

    This year, Trevor Cahill has a 12.60 ERA vs. the Yankees and a 2.17 ERA against everyone else.

    /Beckett’d

    • Pat D

      I remember when Larry Johnson was at Penn State and ran for over 2000 yards. I think he became the first guy to do that and not win the Heisman Trophy, mainly because everyone talked up about he didn’t do well against Ohio State and Michigan.

      Using this same principle regarding Cahill’s performance against the Yankees, that alone should prevent him from winning the Cy Young.

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

        Troy Davis at Iowa State had 2,000 yards in back-to-back seasons in ’95 and ’96. Came in 5th in ’95 and 2nd in ’96 (to Danny Wuerffel).

        • Pat D

          I knew there was someone else.

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

        I remember there were people lateish last year saying Greinke didn’t deserve the Cy Young because he hadn’t faced/beaten New York and Boston. Dumb.

  • Reggie C.

    Posada is pissed.

  • Kit

    Hey, hey, watch it with hitting our easily pissed off batter!

  • Chip

    I was just thinking the same thing, that 100 mph fastball is absolutely straight as can be

    • Bob Stone

      Kyle Farnsworth redux.

  • http://www.twitter.com/vscafuto Vinny “The Bull” Scafuto

    Yowch.

  • Pat D

    Sado not looking happy.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Sado doesn’t look happy

  • Ross in Jersey

    Make it a blowout, Mr. Thames.

    • Ross in Jersey

      Thanks!

    • Cy Pettitte

      ask and ye shall receive

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

    Please don’t hit the cranky old catcher with a bazillion MPH fastball. Thanks.

  • http://www.twitter.com/vscafuto Vinny “The Bull” Scafuto

    I hope Thames mashes one.

    • Kit

      Your wish is his command.

  • charliechoochoo

    MLB says Adrian Beltre is the ultimate warrior for hobbling around the bases. What about getting plunked with a 100 mph pitch?

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

      heh, you saw that article too? I was like Okaaaay…

      • Kit

        Did also see the one about how the Red Sox and Tampa’s pitching might edge us out? I laughed and thought of you and the FIVE ACES. I understand Tampa, but really? I’d settle for CC, AJ, Andy, Javy, and Phil any day over the Red Sox rotation.

        • Kit

          Forgot the “you” in that first sentence.

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

          I did not. But I did hear that Mitch Williams on MLBN said the Yankees weren’t going to make the playoffs and he busted out the FIVE ACES!!! line in defense of the Red Sox.

          (sing-song) Someone’s still mad about the ’09 Series…

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

            Mitch Williams’s analytical acumen is as sharp as his impeccable control on the mound.

          • http://ballcraft.blogspot.com Zanath

            Silly Mitch

    • Pat D

      This is the Ultimate Warrior.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkEl_R0dTfY

      • BigBlueAL

        Greatest wrestler ever!!

  • http://www.twitter.com/vscafuto Vinny “The Bull” Scafuto

    WOO HOO!

  • Pat D

    Yep, just throw him a straight fastball.

  • Carlosologist

    Look at this pimp.

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Thames.

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

    DEEP AND THICK.
    BANGWAGON.

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

    That’s Mr. Thames to you.

  • Kit

    YEAH, THAMES.

  • China Joe

    hoooo-ly shit

  • Greg

    THEY CALL ME MR. THAMES!

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

    Marcus Thames: mildly warm

  • http://www.twitter.com/vscafuto Vinny “The Bull” Scafuto

    How about a curtain call?

    • http://www.twitter.com/vscafuto Vinny “The Bull” Scafuto

      After that road trip, I’d give him one. Oh well.

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

    Marcus Thames Bitches.

  • larryf

    Thames loves the straight heat. Bring that shit baby!!!

  • Fred Lemond

    Thames is just hot man

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    Boom.

  • Chip

    Hahahaha, Dr Thames loves da fastball

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    HOLY FUCKIN SHIITTTT MARCUS THAMES!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Thames blowing my mind right now

  • Stratman9652

    Marcus Thames is my hero…

  • Carlosologist

    I was busy reading something, and I heard this loud BOOM and I turn and see that ball head for the second deck.

  • BadaBling

    Thames! Total DOMINATION! I love high scoring games after 2 runs in an entire game!

  • charliechoochoo

    I remember when we did not like Marcus Thames. I hope all is forgiven.

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

    Meanwhile, Kurt Suzuki is getting his ass kicked behind the plate. Foul tips galore.

    • Pat D

      You can’t practice foul tips.

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

      He’s only in the lineup for his thunderous powerstick of doom.

  • esteban

    This is just getting silly now.

  • Jack

    I love you, Marcus.

  • Stratman9652

    I hope Trenton likes Berkman. He might have to stick around awhile.

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

      Not sure if serious…

    • BadaBling

      You read my mind! Let’s make sure he’s real healthy!

    • larryf

      it is lovely this time of year…

  • BadaBling

    1 out. That took 10 min!

  • Reggie C.

    A quick Mets tangent –

    Jenry Mejia. Very impressive AAA debut. I wonder where he’d rank on the Yankees’s top 10?

  • BigBlueAL

    Marcus Thames is still no Glenallen Hill.

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

      Glenallen Hill was my boy.

      So powerful, and so surly.

      • Carlosologist

        Glenallen Hill sounds like a badass name.

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

          He’s the only Glenallen in big league history.

          I didn’t look that up, I’m just assuming.

          • Pat D

            I think you’re right. I just typed “Glenallen” into the search page on BRef, and it went right to his page.

      • BigBlueAL

        In 143 PA’s in 2000 with the Yankees he hit .333/.378/.735 including 16 HR’s.

        He did go 1 for 17 in the playoffs though.

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

        • BigBlueAL

          Holy fuckin shit.

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

            Baseball was a lot more fun with steroids.

        • Slappy White

          HOLY SHIT

  • charliechoochoo

    Michael Kay does not understand the meaning of “hotly contested.” Fordham education. Yeeeeeeesh.

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

    I wonder if Tino’s daughter is as boring to talk to as Tino is.

    • Pat D

      If he spoke slower and enunciated his words better, it’s possible he might be a good announcer.

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

      At least when you’re talking to Tino IRL you’d get to look at him.

      • Pat D

        Not helpful if you’re a straight male.

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

          Tino’s prettiness transcends sexuality

          • BadaBling

            He has glorious hair!

          • thurdonpaul

            bexy ??? you gave up on Andy ?

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

              I would never!!!

    • Chip

      That’s strange, I was just wondering if she’s hot

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

        I was giving her the benefit of the doubt there.

  • BadaBling

    If Michael Kay mentions that Gardner goes to a full count on 22% of his PAs again, I’m gonna tune into the A’s broadcasters!

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

      I actually like the As broadcasters a lot. For all the complaining I do about Kay, Mets, As, Giants, and Vin Scully are honestly the only ones I’d take over the YES booth on any given night.

      • Pat D

        I couldn’t listen to Keith Hernandez. Any time he spoke, I’d only hear, “I’m Keith Hernandez.”

      • BadaBling

        I normally don’t complain about Kay but he is extra annoying tonight! Hello A’s broadcasters!

      • Bob Stone

        Everyone here will hate me for this (even though I’ve said this before) but I think NESN does a great job with Orsillo, Remy and Eckersley.

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

          NESN isn’t bad at all, IMO. I’ll take YES over them but that might be my homerism ;) NESN’s still pretty good.

          • Pat D

            Except for when Orsillo JIHP’d.

        • http://ballcraft.blogspot.com Zanath

          Orsillo is fine but Remy’s Boston accent just erks me.

    • larryf

      he mentions it 92% of the time there is a 3-2 count.

      otoh, he NEVER mentions it when the count is not 3-2

  • Bob Stone

    Rays Tangent – Watching the Rays on mlb.tv while viewing the Yanks on YES. A team in first place and in a dogfight for the Division Title has only about 9,000 (It’s probably a little more) people in the stands (since they started winning, they have only increased average attendance from 17,000+ per game to 21,000+ per game.

    The Tropicana Dome is a dark hole . . . an abortion of a baseball park. The Rays have a good team and an excellent front office. They can’t get a real ball park. It’s time to move that team to another city that wants them.

    • Pat D

      Not really their fault, as I’ve said. It was built years befeore they were created. I guess maybe they should have built their own park, but, hey…

    • Kit

      It’s not just the Rays, but the Marlins have similar attendance issues. The Marlins are a losing team, but it’s not the Rays fault that they only have five fans in the stadium. It’s the state of Florida– God’s waiting room.

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

        It’s the state of Florida– God’s waiting room.

        Ahahahahha

        I also have to think that the fact that they’re relatively recent expansion teams doesn’t help. If the Rays are still decent in 10 years, maybe they’ll have some more fans. But probably not with that dump of a stadium.

        • Kit

          Family guy joke there.

          But yeah, you’re right. The Trop is ugly as hell and that alone would make me steer clear of it. But I honestly think that it’s also partially the demographic of their state and the location of the stadium in St. Petersburg that’s to blame. They are a recent team as well, and I guess with history comes fans, but they’re in an unfortunate state. They have beautiful beaches and fun places like Universal studios and Disney World, so it’s unlikely that people want to sit indoors for three hours, watching a baseball game.

  • BadaBling

    Javy might vulture another win! How many HRs does he give up tonight, over/under 2?

    • Chip

      /Clipp’d

  • BigBlueAL

    Javy bringing the gas tonight.

    • Scooter

      You wonder – unless he’s told he’s only shadowing Moseley, Javy has to be preparing (as a reliever) differently than when he was starting. Whatever he’s doing differently, he looks a ton better these last two appearances.

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

      He’s born again hard. Hell, I may even let him serve as a rifleman in my beloved corps.

      • Scooter

        “Outstanding, Private Pyle. I think we finally found something that you do well.”

        And for a while there, Javy was pitching like old people screw

  • Chip

    91 MPH, BRINGING THE GAS

    • Will (the other one)

      Somebody change the batteries in that gun!

  • http://RAB sjt

    Javy just hit 96 on the Chicago gun

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    The real question is, why would you want to go to Kay’s wedding?

    • Will (the other one)

      Kim Jones?

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        /Dela G’d

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

          :)

    • UncleArgyle

      open bar

  • larryf

    Who is kay’s best man???

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

      Phil Mushnick? Joe Torre?

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

        In other news, Mushnick’s wiki page is both hilarious and brief.

        • Chip

          Ahhhh, simple yet beautiful

        • Kit

          I actually checked and then burst out laughing.

    • UncleArgyle

      be funny if it was john sterling. they could take turns MCing the after party

      • BadaBling

        I wonder if Jay-Z will attend the wedding.

    • BigBlueAL

      Al Leiter??

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Mike Mussina. Book it.

    • Will (the other one)

      Suzyn Waldman?

  • BigBlueAL

    Yankees with 11 runs on 11 hits yet Jeter is 0 for 4 and his BA is down to .268.

    Call me delusional but I still have a feeling he will have a pretty big post-season.

    • larryf

      and no ARod. Let him sit out some more…

  • BadaBling

    I didn’t know NY allowed same sex marriage, is Kay getting married in Vermont?

    /notthattheresanythingwrongwiththat’d

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

      He’s actually getting married to a total babe. Definitely outkicked his coverage.

      • BadaBling

        Good for him! You know you’ve made it big when you get to go on Centerstage with Michael Kay. I wonder if he gets a pre-nup!

      • http://ballcraft.blogspot.com Zanath

        How did he manage to get her. That’s what I want to know.

        • BadaBling

          Money, money, money! Money! Or that silky smooth voice, cuz everyone knows that women fall in love with their ears, not their eyes!

  • Ross in Jersey

    I’m banking right now that if the Yankees win the World Series, Thames will be the new Damon/Matsui in the sense that fans will cry that Cashman didn’t bring such a winner player back.

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

      I think the whole Winn/Thames situation is why you can’t really kill/lionize a GM for bench construction. A lot of it, with bench guys, is luck.

    • https://twitter.com/SteeeeveO Steve O.

      I could see this, if only because of the amount of LHP in the playoffs.

      • Ross in Jersey

        Yeah, I’m sure he’ll get the start against Lee/Liriano/Price if we see them.

  • Cy Pettitte

    maybe because the Trop is a shithole…

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    Mets getting destroyed in Atlanta.. great night :)

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

    Guys guys guys

    OLLIE PEREZ ALERT. The last time he pitched was… August 1.

    He already gave up a home run to Brian McCann. Oh Ollie.

    • Ross in Jersey

      I honestly don’t understand why they don’t just release him. Are they afraid he’s going to get Duncan’d in St. Louis and turn it around? That’d be like the Yankees keeping Kei Igawa around just for shits and giggles. I’d be hella pissed.

    • https://twitter.com/SteeeeveO Steve O.

      He already gave up a home run to Brian McCann. Oh Ollie.

      #Progress

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

        Hey. He threw a strike!

      • Kit

        I laughed a little.

    • larryf

      that’s guys and dolls :-)

  • Carlosologist

    Fun fact: Manny’s next six games are against Cleveland and Boston.

    • BadaBling

      That’s gonna be fun to watch, Manny with a purpose! Look out!

  • Brad Toughy

    What date does Tex overtake Jeter in batting average?

  • Kit

    Pfft. Ozzie and Manny on the same team is bound to be hilarious and horrible at the same time.

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

    That one at-bat is gonna be used FOREVER in the “Manny gave up” meme, isn’t it? Didn’t he OPS like a gajillion that month?

    • Ross in Jersey

      I thought he just came off the DL again.

    • Pat D

      That AB yesterday was…weird. Yea, he probably shouldn’t have argued the pitch, but it was a horrible call and it looked like the ump baited him.

      • BadaBling

        It looked waaaay outside.

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

      For the record I meant the Manny AB against Mo where he struck out looking in three pitches in July 2008, not the one yesterday.

      • Pat D

        Oh.

  • Ross in Jersey

    I’m glad he’s throwing better but… it’s the A’s. I can’t get that excited about Javy. I think he’s done enough to take Moseley’s spot though.

    • Pat D

      Next start would be against Toronto. Pitched decently against them last week, but he gives up home runs and they’re a homer happy team and this is a homer friendly park.

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

      he pitched well the last time he was out, too

      however the one mistake he made that time kinda padded the lead

  • larryf

    I predict the Kay wedding is a smokescreen and will be called off.

    In other news, does Minka come to the games anymore??

    • Pat D

      I don’t even remember them ever showing her. I guess I’ve missed those games?

      • larryf

        She was shown last year with his parents when he was going for the hit record…

    • Kit

      She attended games? I thought she hated Kate Hudson for doing that.

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

        Supposedly she didn’t like Kate Hudson for acting buddy-buddy with the Yankee wives/girlfriends. FML that I remember this shit.

        • Kit

          Ah…see, I just heard that she hated Kate Hudson for attending games and showing up and making a spectacle of herself (which is really not her fault if the cameras focus on her). But that just makes Minka sound kind of like…a bitch. Why would you hate someone for trying to be friends?

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

            I have no idea, but I agree with what you said about Minka kind of seeming like, well, a bitch. It just seems like catty, sorority-hazing-style shit.

            (Disclaimer: I have a bunch of friends who are/were in sororities and they loved it. They did not love the whole initiation period.)

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

      Jeter never does anything good so they have no reason to show her

      /only half kidding’d :( :( :(

      • Pat D

        He better pop the question soon. What with his declining skills, declining paycheck, and declining hairline.

        • larryf

          it is actually an inclining hairline….

  • Ross in Jersey

    I really hate it when the YES broadcasters make fun of how many people see a Tampa game. It’s not an indication of fan interest, it’s a terrible building in a terrible area. If they moved into a new building in a better area they would draw tons of people. As baseball fans, we should want that.

    • Kit

      Personally, I’d like a better stadium for the Rays so that the Yankees don’t have to play in their stadium, on astro turf, not because I care about their ratings/fan attendance.

    • Pat D

      Well if 11000+ is the 3rd lowest crowd, it means they drew more for early season games against teams like Seattle, Cleveland, Baltimore and Kansas City.

      I’d make fun of that.

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

      It’s not an indication of fan interest, it’s a terrible building in a terrible area.

      It’s probably both.

    • Bob Stone

      Totally agree. That “better area” might be in another city though, given how recent events have transpired regarding their bid for a new stadium on the water.

  • bonestock94

    Maybe the new Marlins’ park will be a good acid test of the region. They’re not exactly a bad team to watch either.

  • Carlosologist

    Pena is trying kill people with those dugout liners.

  • Kit

    I love watching Mo talk to the other pitchers. I feel like they’re being deep and profound, when they’re probably just talking about what they ate for dinner or something.

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

      “I feel like they’re being deep and profound, when they’re probably just talking about what they ate for dinner pussy or something.”

      Fixed.

      • Kit

        And you just ruined their conversations for me.

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

          Maybe they’re talking about cute little kittens.

          Does that help?

          • Kit

            Sure.

        • Bob Stone

          You didn’t know by now that the culture here is 100% male chauvinist pig??

          • Kit

            I knew.

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

              98% of that is me.

              • Kit

                I still have some cupcakes left, Tommie. They’re red velvet.

                /girls can be perverts too.

                • Kit

                  Also, that was not a pass at you. I actually did make red velvet cupcakes.

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

                    I was going to go on about how goddamn delicious red velvet cupcakes are but considering the way this conversation is going that’s probably a poor choice

                    • Kit

                      Yes. It would be wise to walk away from this.

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

                      (pops popcorn)
                      (pulls up chair to listen to Kit and Bexy talk to each other about their cupcakes)

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

                  They’re red velvet.

                  I’m gonna focus on the “velvet” part and pretend the other word wasn’t “red”.

              • Bob Stone

                lol

      • Pat D

        Mo is married a he is a man of Mo. He would never.

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

          He’s Reclaiming America’s Honor.

          /GlennBeck’d

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

        IT’S MARIANO RIVERA THAT’S SO WRONG

        (capslock alert)

        • Bob Stone

          smiling quietly.

    • Pat D

      Mo’s probably telling them there is no better dining experience than Benihana.

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

      For some reason, I don’t even know why, one time I was attempting to write a fictional Mariano conversation with A-Rod. It was super difficult to write. :/

      • Kit

        I feel like their personalities don’t mesh well. Mo’s really laid back and cool, while Alex is awkward as hell and tries too hard.

        • Kit

          After reading this, I realized it sounds like I hate Alex. I just meant Alex is really enthusiastic with his teammates, so he comes off as trying too hard, while Mo is really chill.

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

            Heh, I love Alex to pieces, but I totally knew what you meant and I’d write the same thing.

            • Kit

              Okay, good. I didn’t want to make it seem like I’m an Alex hater. Also, Bex. I read the article you linked to just now on Mystique and Aura. It is hilarious and I just wanted to compliment you on a job well done. I really liked it, especially since I read the original article and WTF-ed at it.

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

                Thank you! I’m rarely proud of things I write but I’m actually pretty proud of that heh.

      • http://ballcraft.blogspot.com Zanath

        A Yankees fan fic?

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

          No, it was something along the lines of the “conversation” between Pettitte and Wally Matthews here.

          http://mystiqueandaura.com/201.....like-that/

          • Kit

            I am upset that the picture of Andy and Alex snuggling in the dugout was not posted there.

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

              I still find that picture I posted there pretty funny. I get where you’re coming from, Alex. ;P

              • Kit

                I saved that picture and I look at it on the days I’m feeling down.

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

                  Me too! (high-five)

        • Pat D

          In which Babe Ruth belittles every other Yankee in history for not indulging in hot dogs, beer, and prostitutes.

        • Carlosologist

          An RAB fan fic would be epic.

          • http://ballcraft.blogspot.com Zanath

            Maybe I’ll write one. I’m a writer!

            (at least that was my college degree)

    • larryf

      42 oz steak at Mo’s. Come on out to New Rochelle.

      /Mo’d

  • BadaBling

    How do u explain Joba threw 100mph? Ummm that gun was juiced!

    • http://RAB sjt

      Joba hit 100, Mo sat at 94 and CC sat at 97. Gun was 3-4 mph faster than other guns…

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

    this larish kid is like a yankee killer™

  • http://ballcraft.blogspot.com Zanath

    Larish going straight up beast mode.

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

    it makes me sad to see so many michael kay fans

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

      They’re not really Kay fans, they’re strategic attention whores.

    • http://ballcraft.blogspot.com Zanath

      They don’t really like him. They just know it’s the best way to get on TV.

  • Greg

    Quick question
    Have the Yanks seen Vin Mazzaro before?

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

      they destroyed him last year in yankee stadium if my memory serves me right

      • Greg

        Just making sure

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

          He’s got a 6.75 ERA against us in two career starts. We’re hitting .375/.479/.550 against him in those two outings.

          http://www.baseball-reference......;t=p#oppon

          Go to http://www.baseball-reference.com and click on the “Splits” link for the player you want info on.

          #teachesamantofish

          • http://ballcraft.blogspot.com Zanath

            Look at the WHIP

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

              TWSS

              • http://ballcraft.blogspot.com Zanath

                Nice

        • Pat D

          Good start against them in Oakland, bad start in the Stadium.

    • larryf

      he was tough first time through iirc but then we got him outta there…

      • http://ballcraft.blogspot.com Zanath

        I think that might have been Gio. I’m not sure though. I always confuse those too for some reason. Maybe it’s the Italian like names?

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

    its almost like jeter was batting….

  • http://ballcraft.blogspot.com Zanath

    Nunez filling the role of Derek Jeter nicely I see.

    /couldnthelpmyself’d

  • http://ballcraft.blogspot.com Zanath

    Hey, it’s almost like Javy started the game!

  • Mike HC

    So Javy is clearly starting in place of Moseley next start, right?

    • http://ballcraft.blogspot.com Zanath

      I would think so but you never know. He’s looked good in two relief outings so far. And I have a feeling that as far as the rotation goes, Joe is gonna go with whoever is pitching the best. Right now, Javy is pitching better than Moseley.

  • sleepykarl

    I wish Mosley would have gone 5 so this game would have the odd win for him and save for Vazquez.

  • Carlosologist

    I wonder if Javy will pick up an epic 4.2 IP save.

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

      He’d get the win.

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

      i’m going to say no

  • Frigidevil

    As ridiculous a plan as it is, I’m not opposed to starting Mosely/Vasquez if they can combine for 9 innings

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

      me neither. Whenever things look to get out of hang for dustin, just put in javy, tha fireman

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      I’m starting to think that the Dustin Moseley Ride is pulling into the station.

  • Kit

    Yeah, Javy! Nicely done.

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

    Verrah, verrah nice job by Javy + the Yankee offense tonight.

  • Ross in Jersey

    Yay for 31 games over.

  • Pat D

    I’ll say it now, but I can’t wait for the invasion of Bradenia on Thursday.

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

      Even better: it’s Sabathia v. Braden.

      Battle of the 2-0-9, baby. On the line: Props and The Juice.

  • Accent Shallow

    So . . . Home Run Javy. That was awesome.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Re-sign Javy and let him do multi-inning saves when Mo needs a break.

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

      no thx

  • Poopy Pants

    Nice work from Javy. Glad to hear he made some adjustments. Makes me feel kinda optimistic.

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

    Look at that asshole and awful teammate, whining like a girl.

    • Pat D

      Who was doing that? I missed it.

      • Carlosologist

        The meme is that Javy is the whiny bitch on the team.

        • Kit

          Seriously? Can you point me in the direction of the meme?

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

              Thanks. And nice one, Bret. Really smart and well thought out of you. *eye roll*

            • Scooter

              Check out the big brains on Bret

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

            Bah, I think the posts may have been deleted because I can’t find them. But basically, Bret said that when Javy got skipped/put in the bullpen he “whined like a girl” and that he was known for being an awful teammate. I’ve actually heard the exact opposite about Javy, that he’s a great teammate. And if he was complaining about going to the pen, I didn’t hear a thing about it.

            • Kit

              TSJC linked me, but that is completely idiotic. Everyone seems to really love Javy and support him, and I’ve never heard him whine or complain about anything.

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

                TSJC linked me

                Are we still talking about cupcakes?

                • Kit

                  I’m scared to answer.

        • Pat D
        • Poopy Pants

          I never heard (or read) this.

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

            The now immortal Bret (he belongs to eternity) said last week that Vazquez “whines like a girl” and “has never been thought of as a great team guy” and then said Vazquez should be DFA’d immediately so we can “burn the 11 million and look forward to Vizcaino becoming the next Felix Hernandez.”

            http://riveraveblues.com/2010/.....nt-1058819

            He was banned later that day. For being an asshat.

            • Sweet Bootay

              next big ass hurdle, Burnett VS Anderson, Oakland’s true Ace. I am aiming for sweep here .

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

            http://riveraveblues.com/2010/.....nt-1058819

            thanks tsjc. Guess it wasn’t deleted, I was just looking for the wrong thing.

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

        Bret.

  • Bob Stone

    Good win.

  • Total Dominication

    Total Dominication.

  • Total Dominication

    Time for Javy to replace Mosely. He was touching 92 mph tonight.

  • Matty Ice

    3-4-5 go 9 for 11? Yeah, I’ll take that.

  • Sweet Bootay

    can we relax about javy pitching 4 plus innings of good ball against 5th worst offense in the entire land?

    he looks he has gotten top of his ball little more tonight as oppose to pushing it the last month or so.

  • http://ballcraft.blogspot.com Zanath

    lol @ Nancy Newman

  • Sweet Bootay

    Brett Anderson prolly has the nastier stuff than Cahill, Burnett vs Bret will be the next big hurdle. onward and upward for a sweep!

    let’s sit cap groundballs for a few game please.

  • mike c

    marcus thames is the clutch performer of the 2nd half. also i do like javy in the long relief spot, he might be the life preserver that AJ needs for the postseason