Game 133: Surviving A.J.

Rotation Shuffle: Moseley out, Vazquez back
Montero goes deep while SWB splits doubleheader
You can do this, A.J. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

The Yankees have managed to win four games in a row, a streak spanning from one A.J. Burnett start to the next. They’ve won games started by a pair of kids barely old enough to drink (legally), a forgettable journeyman, and a bonafide ace in the interim, and now it’s up to the enigmatic righty to get the job done. All we need is a crafty lefthander and a knuckleballer and we’d have hit on all the key demographics.

The Athletics are a good matchup for A.J. because they’re not going drive the ball out of the park or even to the wall that much, so he needs to make sure he doesn’t help them out with walks and let rallies spiral out of control. Easier said than done, but Burnett’s capable of doing it, and he really needs to start doing it tonight. New month, fresh start.

Thankfully the Yanks have really ramped things up offensively, scoring 20 runs in the past two nights and 84 runs in their last dozen games, an average of exactly seven runs per game. With any luck, they’ll give A.J. and the rest of the pitching staff a little breathing room. Here’s the lineup that’ll go to work against Brett Anderson, a great young starter having an injury riddled year…

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

And on the bump, it’s that Burnett guy.

First pitch is scheduled for a little after 7pm ET and can be seen on YES locally and ESPN nationally. Get ready for some good A.J. bashing on the four-letter. Enjoy the game.

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Rotation Shuffle: Moseley out, Vazquez back
Montero goes deep while SWB splits doubleheader
  • Not Tank the Frank

    Come for the AJ-bashing, stay for the analysis.

    /RAB&FakYouk’d

    • mike c

      oh yeah and don’t boo javy please

  • Pat D

    Back at work tonight, might get scored, can’t keep this window open all night.

    Sigh.

  • Guest

    Let’s get the magic number down to 21, so we can get a pic of Paul O’Neill up tomorrow.

    /He was the Warrior’d

    • vin

      I’m pulling for Latroy Hawkins.

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

        Me too. I’ve also submitted a suggestion to the RABbis, let’s see if they use it.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      I’m pulling for a Jesus Montero #21 pic…

      but since it is usually past Yankees, Hawkins would be hilarious.

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

        If we win and Tampa Bay wins too, I’m pulling for Randy Winn to be #22.

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

          Homer Bush–that guy was a major weapon off the bench

          /Kay’d

    • theyankeewarrior

      TEH JANKEE WARRIOR!!!!!1!!1!1!!!

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

        I’m gonna share something Ben said to me in email, because I think it’s funny.

        I emailed him a picture (not O’Neill) for the #21 countdown number, and he replied

        I think we should just have a block box for 21 to symbolize the fact that no one in the history of the Yankees can use it ever again without the express written permission of Paul O’Neill.

        http://www.instantrimshot.com

        • vin

          Or maybe just a bowl of ice cream in honor of Paulie.

    • VO

      I’d love to see a picture of Clemens in court.

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

        That’s good as well. Just superimpose #22 on top of his face.

  • BadaBling

    Okay, so I’m trying to convince myself AJ is due for a good outing. A’s aren’t a heavy hitting team and AJ should be fired up to shut em down, I won’t label which AJ we’ll see BUT I’d love to see tons of called strike three!

    • Pat D

      I’m hoping for the same.

  • Carlosologist

    AJ is really pissing me off! Ship his ass off to Seattle for Cliff Lee straight up!

    /thatoneguy’d

    In all seriousness, I hope we can get to Anderson early and then go to town on the bullpen.

    • BadaBling

      Let’s get to Anderson early and often, so we won’t need to go to town on their bullpen. Or even a low scoring game with a dominate AJ would make me happy!

  • Chris

    I fully expect 7IP and 1R out of AJ today – primarily based on the RAB post bashing him today.

    • BadaBling

      Amen! Is it to late to take a couple more jabs to ensure he goes 7 strong with the curve working?

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Okay do I start Anderson for my team thats in the playoffs? If the Yanks haven’t seen him before I might just do it.

    • Not Tank the Frank

      I’d do it b/c he’s a really good lefty and the Yankees haven’t had much success with them this season…especially with Nunez & Cervelli.

      Just make sure you start Marcus Thames also.

      • Not Tank the Frank

        *with Nunez and Cervelli rounding out the lineup is what I meant.

        • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

          Yeah but hey Teix and Cano can still do some damage. I’ll let Schezer do the work for me tonight. Of course whenever I make decisions like this it bites me in the ass…

          • Guest

            Start him. It’ll help you hedge your bets. If the Yankees win, well you’re a Yankee fan, so that will feel good.

            If Anderson pitches well and wins, you’ll be pissed the Yanks lost, but at least that will be cushioned by Ansderson’s performance.

            The only bad thing would be if the Yanks lose and Anderson pitches poorly. In the end, though, I think you should start him.

          • Not Tank the Frank

            Yeah that’s always how it works. Scherzer is probably the better bet anyway given this lineup has scored 20 runs in two games. You can’t 2nd guess yourself for that…

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Brett vs. NYY: 12 runs on 24 hits in 19 career innings.

      • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

        Wow thanks. Yeah I shouldn’t risk it. But I guarantee as I bench him he’ll pitch a CGSO.

        • BadaBling

          He’ll prob have success against Nunez and Cervelli…

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

          But I guarantee as I bench him he’ll pitch a CGSO.

          Balderdash. We’re gonna kill him. And then, we’re going tubing.

          • Pat D

            Verities and Balderdash?

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

    Thankfully the Yanks have really ramped things up offensively, scoring 20 runs in the past two nights and 84 runs in their last dozen games, an average of exactly seven runs per game.

    I’m as hard as a diamond in an ice storm right now.

    /RickyBobby’d

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      As hard as a diamond in an ice storm, eh?

      For Diamond Cutters, I’m Peter Gammons.

  • Not Tank the Frank

    I’m really looking forward to seeing Machette. I saw previews for it on the Grindhouse DVD and I thought it was a goof…but now Steven Segal’s in it… Done and done!

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

      I’m trying to think of a Robert Rodriguez film since Desperado in ’95 that hasn’t sucked balls… coming up empty.

      • Pat D

        Didn’t like Once Upon a Time in Mexico or Sin City?

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

          (throws up in mouth)

          • Pat D

            Davy Jones:
            I take that as a “no.”

      • Not Tank the Frank

        I liked Sin City and I liked Planet Terror FWIW. Did you see Predetors?

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

          No, I didn’t see Predators. The trailer was enough to convince me it sucked and wasn’t worth my money.

          Planet Terror was blah, and Sin City was bleh.

          • Pat D

            I actually liked Planet Terror more than Death Proof, but I still didn’t really like Planet Terror.

            • Not Tank the Frank

              It’s funny because I didn’t like that movie in terms of how I usually critique movies but I really enjoyed it when taken in context of what it was supposed to be.

              If that makes sense…

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

              I didn’t really like either one of them, personally. The problem with paying homage to the campy bad movies you loved from your childhood is you’re basically imitating a bad movie. It’s hard to imitate a bad movie without just making another bad movie of your own.

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

    Berka Berka available to pinch-hit?

    • Carlosologist

      Was he activated off the DL today? If so, I think he would be good to go.

    • billbybob

      Are you referring to the veil worn by Muslim women?

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

        It’s a twist on the Team America: World Police joke, where all the swarthy terrorists just say “derka derka derka” instead of actually speaking Arabic.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Waiting to “watch” the game on Gameday is agonizing. It seems to take so much longer than when waiting for the game on TV or radio.

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

      The upside: No Flaherty, Tino, Sterling, or Waldman.

    • Sheepmeister

      Bigger upside: no espn announcers

  • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

    I’ll get this over with early this game thread. Gameday has historically identified AJ throwing a lot of “knuckle curves”. Obviously, it has to do with the break and speed difference between his fastball. Anyone know if it’s a 2-seamer that he’s actually throwing, or has there been any Mussina sightings over the last month or so?

    • Pat D

      Awesome handle, my friend.

      • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

        Thanks.. Actually, I keep changing with different MP flavored handles.. May stick with this one..

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

          Actually, I keep changing with different MP flavored handles.

          TWSS

    • Not Tank the Frank

      No it’s a knuckle curve he just throws it about 20mph faster than Mussina.

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

    I’m headed to the Trenton game tomorrow…any Thunder you want pictures of? Aceves, Banuelos, Romine and Venditte are all already understood

    • Yankeefan91 Arod fan

      aceves

      • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

        Yes, please both the lower and uppercase versions..

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      Venditte pitching lefty and righty

      Betances

      Warren

      Berkman in an Elvis uniform as well.

      • Johan Iz My Brohan

        Berkman in a Thunder uniform as well***

        Damnit

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

          Ahahaha

          Berkman’s back with the Yankees though now, no?

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

      I’d like you to get a few pictures of Andy Pettitte.

      Sincerely,
      Bexy

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

        Yeah well…
        I…

        can’t argue with this.

  • Greg

    When did the game become “Kia Motors presents The Wednesday Game of the Week”?

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      When John Sterling started to plug New York Life after every time he said the word “safe.”

      • Pat D

        We come to you tonight from the Lowe’s broadcasting booth, Lowe’s, let’s build something togeth-ah.

        Of course, on MLB Network’s 7 minute stretch, they say the sponsor name every minute on the minute.

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

          I still don’t know why “Segment 2″ isn’t sponsored by a Derek Jeter “Jumpman” designer condom of some sort.

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

    ok i have 2 minutes

    should i take out aj burnett from my fantasy team?

    • Not Tank the Frank

      Five weeks ago.

    • Greg

      Why is AJ Burnett even ON your fantasy team?

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

        lol i figured he’d turn it around

        i just put him on the bench, so i guess he’ll be lights out

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      Yes. Unless he’s on a hot streak don’t let him start. Even the Marner’s tagged a lot of runs off him.

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

      ok i have 2 minutes
      should i take out aj burnett…?

      TWSS

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

        TWAJFWS

        (Figure out what that stands for and the reference and I’ll give you a cookie.)

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

          That’s what AJ’s fiance would say.

          And I want a cupcake, not a cookie.

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

            No. You got the “that’s what AJ… say/said” part right, though.

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

              Damn. I got nothing.

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

                that’s what AJ’s (NSFW!) fisted wife said.

                RIP, Jim the Jew.

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

                  GOULEEEEEEEEEEET!!!!

                • Accent Shallow

                  Oh! Your! God!

        • Tom Zig

          f***ing would say

  • Yankeefan91 Arod fan

    I’m so exited i am going to see he yanks vs red sox on september 26 the first time i go see the rivalry in person and have awesome seats :)

    • Betty Lizard

      You are lucky! I hope we crush them.

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

    That “last three months” graphic either makes me want to laugh or cry. I can’t quite tell which.

    • Carlosologist

      /AJ’d

  • Not Tank the Frank

    Can we be so sure that the problem with AJ isn’t somewhat fatigue related?? He hasn’t thrown back-to-back 200+ IP seasons in his entire career before last season and that includes a career-high 221 IP in 2008.

    • Jerome S

      THERE IS NO FATIGUE IN MONEY

    • mike c

      nah if he even had a minor physical issue they would have yanked him out of the rotation immediately

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

    They walk daric barton so that they can get Kurt Suzuki out

    • Not Tank the Frank

      Yankee-killer Kurt Suzuki???

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

        lol yes

    • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

      TWSS

      /sorry, TSJC do you give a class on the proper usage of this?

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

        I laughed. Well done, rock out with your Nick Swisher out.

        • Carlosologist

          My Nick Swisher is 5 NSAR (Nick Swishers Above Replacement)

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Doubts? I have no doubts that Jeter will ground out today.

    /shotatJeter’d

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

    Fastball’s tailing.

    • Greg

      Ump didn’t give him the call on the 1-0 pitch . Could mean trouble

  • mike c

    damn AJ’s fastball has ridiculous movement… those pitches are just barely missing the corner. a catcher who could frame those better would be a big plus here

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

    Also, just saw that Dibble lost his job. Hilarious.

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

      That’s fantastic.

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

        Wait, Dibble lost his job for his incredibly sexist and insensitive comments on-air?

        Sarah Palin is gonna be pissed at this. I eagerly await her scolding tweet.

        —————-

        Dont retreat @rondibble reload! Cant let 1st amnd rights get trampled for 2nd time by lamestream media pls refudiate #mamagrizzly #restoringhonor

        • Hughesus Christo

          Can’t edging wait until my vf gets here. #Iknowitsonlinebuttheyneedmoney

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

      that makes me smile because i dont think that he should’ve said those stupid comments bout stras

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

    ah the yankee killer suzuki does it again

    • Greg

      That was good hitting. Looked like Cervelli was aiming for that spot

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

        i agree

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

    Thank you, Mr. Umpire.

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

    where the hell was that strike call against Daric Barton??

    • Greg

      Tells us Dana DeMuth has an inconsistent zone. That means trouble

  • Greg

    He got that call

  • Slappy White

    Good frame job by Cervelli there

  • aj

    Theres the refreshments girl again. Wow. Nice aj

  • Carlosologist

    AJ THREW A SCORELESS INNING THE WORLD IS GOING TO END AAAAAAAAAAAAAhhh

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

      (seventh seal opens)

    • BadaBling

      A scoreless FIRST inning w/ 2 Ks! 8 more innings for that CG 9BB CG!

    • Betty Lizard

      Yeah, that and the frogs falling from a cloudless sky outside my window. I’m a wee bit worried.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Aj’s back!

    /enternaloptimist’d

  • Slappy White

    Just got in. Who are the call ups ?

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

      Carmen Miranda, Al Golson, and Jon Alphabetayo.

      • Slappy White

        Do you think they call up JESUS after AAA playoff ? Just to let him get the atmosphere like they used to back in the day

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

          I think he comes up, but doesn’t actually get added to the roster or play in games.

          Just sit around with the vets and soak it in.

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

    good job jeet

  • Cy Pettitte

    AJ scoreless inning, DJ base hit

    world is ending

    • Carlosologist

      GMTA. (See my comment above)

  • Slappy White

    El Capitan….1 for his last 1

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

    Nice to see you, Derek.

  • vin

    John and Suzyn report:

    John has been calling AJ “the little girl with curls.”

    Suzyn said player’s call Jeter’s type of hit a “slumpbuster.”

    Just thought I’d share.

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

      I wonder if Suzyn really knows what a slumpbuster is.

      (It’s her.)

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

        oof.

      • Carlosologist

        ewwwwwwwwwwwww

  • jonathan

    Wow….Sutcliffe and O’Brien are hands down the two worst announcers I can think of. Jeter has the worst avverage since a week ago??? REALLY???? REALLLY!! and Brett Anderson is Randy Johnson…good lord.

    • Greg

      jonathan

      Calm down. I like Sutcliffe.

      • Not Tank the Frank

        No that’s moronic.

      • jonathan

        I won’t be taking any advice from anyone dumb enough to like Rick Sutcliffe.

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

    randy johnson like???

    i would say david price is more like randy johnson than brett anderson

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

    S-s-s-s-successful s-s-s-statement from Flas-s-sh.

  • Not Tank the Frank

    Awesome. A friend of mine actually suggested that Brett Gardner might be distracting Derek by being on base when he’s at and that Gardner batting leadoff was the reason for Jeter’s slump.

    I have dumb friends.

    And he just got some reinforcement for that idea.

  • BadaBling

    Anderson is Big Unit-esque? I hope not!

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

    Dead Texy.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Teix is on fire

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

    coco crisp played that terribly

  • Accent Shallow

    Mark Teixeira is in college, hitting rockets.

  • mike c

    bandbox’d

  • Carlosologist

    Mark Teixeira: Good at baseball.

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

    Texual healing.

    • Tom Zig

      Tex you up.

  • BadaBling

    BIG TEX! Nice bounce!

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    Desmond Jennings just made his debut with Tampa.. grounded out his first at bat to 3rd..

    Lester gettin’ roughed up in the bottom of the 1st in B-More

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

      ugh, my fantasy team sighs

      • A-Rod’s Hip

        4-1 Baltimore in the bottom of the 1st.. still got a runner on 2nd and just 1 out

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

        Mine too.

    • Not Tank the Frank

      Flipping pigeons better settle down when they get to the Bronx.

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      But I was told the Yankees were going to is the postseason because of the epicness known as the Red Sox rotation.

      Whoever that analyst was needs to get fired.

  • BadaBling

    Cano verus a left, automatic homerun…

  • BadaBling

    He was safe. Beat the tag.

    • Greg

      No he was out

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

    man that was a great play by pennington

    *disclaimer: pennington went to my alma mater, texas a&m, so i like him….

    • A-Rod’s Hip

      i like your QB this year

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

        ha i do too. if JJ can cut his interceptions, he could have a special year

        • A-Rod’s Hip

          definitely.. a lotta weapons on offense.. u can definitely compete and keep up with the big boys, as you said, if he keeps the turnovers down

    • Not Tank the Frank

      *disclaimer: Aggies practice cheering before football games, kiss each other every time their team scores and are all generally insane.

      Raaaaaider!! Pooooower!

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

        lol you went to texas tech??

        i hate that school

        *my lil bro goes there too :/

        • Not Tank the Frank

          Haha yup! Going back there for a game sometime in October..not sure which one yet.

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

            haha very nice. i will be flying to austin in november for the Texas/A&M game

            im excited for football season

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    nice defensive play

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

    AJ pitched a scoreless inning
    Jeter got a hit
    Tex made a fundamental mistake

    WTF
    #ycpb!

  • James A

    Rays have an outfield of crawford, upton, and jennings
    Toronto better hit the ball over the wall if they want to get an extra base hit

    • Not Tank the Frank

      Or just hit it at Upton…

  • Greg

    Fighting Showalters 4 runs against Lester in the first up 4-1

  • mike c

    got out of the 1st okay, but i want to see good AJ doing the angry ostrich impression for the rest
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_xPRJ.....strich.jpg

    • Not Tank the Frank

      Uncanny!

    • mike c

      that’s what i’m talking about!

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

    The guy fluent in three sections of the NY Times ticks them off as if there were more than three sections that he’s fluent in. Does that bother anyone else? No? Just me? Ok.

    • aj

      I hate that guy!

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

        It’s the turtleneck.

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

    A.J.’s got the hook working, that’s for sure.

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

    a healthy eric chavez wouldnt do much for this lineup

    • vin

      Can a zombie ever be healthy?

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

        i saw healthy zombies in the michael jackson “thriller” music video

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

    That changeup looked like a ball all the way. Thanks, Ellis.

    • mike c

      it also broke like a foot, that was a pretty nasty pitch

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

        True. Not complaining about the outcome. But it probably helps that Ellis is terrible.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    If you got Theo Eptein drunk and he’s offering you a straight up switch of AJ’s and Lackey’s contract what do you do?

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

      Lackey’s a gamer. Have you heard about Game 7 of the 2002 World Series? #fiveaces

      • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

        Second best postseason pitcher to ever live. First is obviously a tie between Beckett and Casey Kelly.

      • Not Tank the Frank

        I thought he was a bulldog? It’s the droopy cheeks.

        • Carlosologist

          John Lackey: Droopy

          The similarities are uncanny.

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

      AJ any day of the week

      1 less year remaining after this season

      • vin

        That’s the deal breaker for me too. If it was the same years, then I’d take Lackey. More consistency. His elbow seems to be holding up.

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

      I’d keep AJ, get those deals over with as soon as possible. If they were the same amount of years, Lackey (throws up).

    • Zooboy

      If you could get away with that, the Sox would be down to only 4 aces. That’d be sweet!

  • Accent Shallow

    Jeff Larish with some hilarious swings.

  • Slappy White

    I just noticed….Wheres Tino ? Did they lock him outta the booth ?

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

      Hope he’s not hanging out with Dibble..

    • Pat D

      Went home?

  • Cy Pettitte

    if AJ keeps pitching like this I will be very very happy

  • Not Tank the Frank

    AJ’s confidence: GROWING

    • mike c

      good AJ is my favorite pitcher to watch, that stuff is unhittable

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

    AJ looked really good that inning.

  • Doofus

    Hes heating up!

  • BadaBling

    Ten pitch inning. Amazing, RAB should have more AJ articles dedicated to the trials and tribulations of AJ Burnezzy.

    • mike c

      ten pitch inning with 2 K’s too

  • larryf

    Tom Tresh started out great-went out like a lamb…

  • Guest

    One of my fun little games this season has been trying to guess what negative slant the ESPNNY columnists can put on a Yankee win.

    After last night’s game, I thought they really had nothing other than Jeter.

    Instead they went with a piece that pretty much ignored last nights game and focused on AJ.

    So, if AJ pitches well and Jeter has a good game and the Yanks win…what do you think they will go with?

    Putting a lot of carts ahead of a lot of horses, but I am curious…

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

      Cervelli will strike out 4 times.

    • Slappy White

      If everything is perfect with the Yanks, they always can write a piece on payroll, 2004, or Roger Clemens

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

        or how they don’t have a 15-game lead in the division

        • Slappy White

          Fuckin Underacheivers

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

      about how AJ didn’t really prove himself because it’s only the As.

    • Not Tank the Frank

      No matter what happens with the Yankees there will be a column on ESPN declaring why the Yankees will either miss the playoffs or get bounced in the first round.

      /TheRedSoxhavenoweaknesses

    • Yankee1010

      The only thing that ESPNNY is missing is Steve Lombardi.

  • mike c

    off a lefty

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

    grandy!

  • Not Tank the Frank

    Seriously…going the other way? K-Long is teh awesome.

  • Carlosologist

    AJ can be a star. This song says so: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HI5w2CIVI4c

    (Related note: I haven’t figured out how to have a word hyperlinked yet. If someone could help, that would be great.)

  • BadaBling

    Grandy with the base hit of a big dominate lefty, I like! Now run Grandy, RUN!

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

    keep hitting it over pennington’s head!

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

    Since the K-Long fix, is Granderson hitting better off of lefties than he is off of righties?

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

      benshpigel

      Granderson hit better vs LHP (.318 in 22 ABs) than vs. RHP (.194 in 67 ABs) in August.

      I’m gonna go with yes.

  • larryf

    Eddie Eddie Eddie!

    /giacomin’d (for the old guys)

  • Cy Pettitte

    Good job Nunie, too bad Frankie follows him

  • BadaBling

    Cmon Frankie! RBI grounder up the middle!

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

    is sutcliffe dumb?? the yankees couldnt block lilly from going anywhere else!

    they were the last team that could claim him

    • Slappy White

      Its a pretty safe bet he’s drunk

      • jonathan

        talk to Greg…he likes Sutcliffe

        • Slappy White

          I hate that little whispery talk he does. It doesnt sound right coming from a guy with such a huge head

    • BadaBling

      Nice hustle Grandy!

      • BadaBling

        Reply FAIL.

  • larryf

    double steal and a squeeze might have been the better plan there.

    • Pat D

      Cervelli has a plan at the plate?

      • larryf

        my point exactly. GIVE him the plan.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Poor Cerveli, swung through the same pitch 3 times.

  • jonathan

    you’d think a guy that can’t hit it to the warning track wouldn’t be willie mays hayesing it.

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

    Jeets with the luck.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Jeter’s luck looks to be turning…

  • Carlosologist

    Granderson has speed. He’s our answer to Carl Crawford!

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

    it must be the vista roof giving him the edge

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

      +1

    • mike c

      jeter?

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

        yep

  • kmarx

    Little love tap

  • larryf

    After 25 crappy groundballs Jeets gets 2 good results so far!

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

    Grit…derson?????

    • Pat D

      Impossible, and you know why.

    • BadaBling

      That was pure grit, but sadly it will never be recognized…I wonder why…

  • Hughesus Christo

    GIVE HIM A HIT

    Have that scorer fired

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

      My fantasy team does not like that scoring. Nor does it like Lester’s performance.

    • BadaBling

      It was a hit! Cmon scorer!

    • BadaBling

      Seeing eye two run single! Big Tex is blazin hot!

      • BadaBling

        Okay this time an error message popped up, not a reply fail, a RAB fail!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Why didn’t Jete go?

    • larryf

      see below…

  • Pat D

    That error made me think of this:

    What’s the funnier walk-off play? The walk-off error, the walk-off balk, or as we saw last night in K.C., the walk-off wild pitch?

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

      walk-off balk

      The best part of the walk-off wild pitch last night was that it was technically the last pitch of a four-pitch (unintentional) walk to YUNIESKY BETANCOURT

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

        Actually, scratch that, walk-off error. (HE DROPPED THE BALL!! HERE COMES TEIXEIRA! AND THE YANKEES WIN!!!! OH MY GOODNESS, HE DROPPED THE BALL!!!!)

        • larryf

          seems like we haven’t had a walkoff and/or a pie in awhile…

          • Pat D

            Not necessarily a bad thing.

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

              That.

              Blowouts >>>>> wire to wire wins >>>> comeback wins

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

            Stupid Yankees, utterly dominating the first two games of this series.

      • Pat D

        The Texas announcers made mention that he had already walked twice and the he walks only about twice a year.

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

    stealing 3rd base??

    i thought suzuki was effing awesome!!!??!?!!

  • larryf

    Nunez young and fast. Jeets ummm

    • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

      Shutup! :(

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

    Teix sells.

    • Guest

      Nice.

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

    texy on fire!

  • Hummingbird S.

    Tex!!!

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    Tex.. you’re good

  • Carlosologist

    Back-to-back-to-back blowouts? YES

  • Cy Pettitte

    Teix finding the hole

  • Not Tank the Frank

    A’s pitchers; meet BABIP correction.

    Nice to meet you.

    • FIPster Doofus

      Anderson’s BABIP was already .320 entering the game. He wasn’t due for a correction.

      • Not Tank the Frank

        Really??? Just generalizing the A’s pitching staff I guess.

        • FIPster Doofus

          Well, if it makes you feel any better, Braden’s BABIP is only .273 and he’s starting tomorrow. We could see some fireworks from the offense yet again.

  • Carlosologist

    Right in Cano’s kitchen.

    Are we still talking about baseball?

  • Slappy White

    Yes gave you a little shot of Andy there Bexy…..You OK ?

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

      (breathes into paper bag)

      • ShuutoHeat (Passion>all)

        Bexy, I imagine the walls and ceiling of your room are plastered with posters and pictures of Andy. Amirite?

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

          You remember Mel Gibson’s apartment in Conspiracy Theory?

          Yeah.

          • ShuutoHeat (Passion>all)

            LOL

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

          You probably will not believe me but I just have one pic on a corkboard.

          • Not Tank the Frank

            Aaaaaand how many are on the mirror on the ceiling?

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

              I have created a monster.

          • ShuutoHeat (Passion>all)

            I believe you, cause why do we need pictures when we have mental images?

  • BadaBling

    Let’s go AJ, another 1-2-3 please!

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

    Kim looks adorable today.

    (Check out that lefty booty there.)

  • Not Tank the Frank

    How’s that groin look Andy? I mean feel… I mean…

    /Bexy’d

    • larryf

      6 weeks of Andy’s tender groin…I mean enuff already :-)

  • Reggie C.

    LESTER got roughed up in the first inning against the Orioles. Four hits, four ERs. YIKES.

    I still maintain that Buchholz will finish ahead of Lester in the Cy Young vote.

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

      I think he will at this point too. Doesn’t mean he deserves it. (Though if Lester continues to get beaten up, he might.)

    • Jim S

      Know who’s really flying under the radar? C.J Wilson. Don’t think he should necessarily win, and his k/b ratio isn’t amazing, but pitching in Arlington with those stats is nothing to sneeze at.

      Ironically, whereas 2 weeks ago I didn’t think CC deserved it, I’d vote for him if the season ended today. Felix is the only other guy I’d even think about.

  • sleepykarl

    That 10 second sit down with cc is why he threw the change?

  • mike c

    angry ostrich!!!!
    (repeated for posterity)
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_xPRJ.....strich.jpg

    • Slappy White

      Love me some angry ostrich

  • BadaBling

    Wowza, that was quick!

  • larryf

    Kim seeing her first popup

    wow

  • Accent Shallow

    Gameday thinks the pitch to get the popup was a change. It was thrown at 91. Color me skeptical.

    • Chip

      Yeah but the pitch to strike out Ellis definitely was one. To a right-handed batter no less

    • Chris

      It’s probably a 2-seamer (which he throws occasionally), although he had talked about throwing more of a power change earlier this season which would be in the high 80s.

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

    2 and a half frames in, and we’ve already got a 90% Win Expectancy.

    Daddy likes.

    Keep rollin, Big Game Allan James.

  • Chip

    Good AJ, me likey

  • BadaBling

    Wearing out the SS spot!

  • larryf

    Kearns with the Pedroia/esque swing. All or nothing…

  • Cy Pettitte

    Grandyman 2-2 against a lefty

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

    this might be the biggest babip correction i’ve seen in a very long time

  • Carlosologist

    Brett Anderson’s uniform is very dirty.

    /waits

    • Not Tank the Frank

      Brett Anderson’s uniform wife is very dirty.

      ???

      • Carlosologist

        How do you know?

      • ShuutoHeat (Passion>all)

        Internet rule #562:
        Pix or it didn’t happen!

  • Reggie C.

    Tonight is NOT Anderson’s night. That was a good pitch against Granderson, but not a good result.

  • BadaBling

    Grandy with another base knock…AJ looking good and Jeter with a knock and a run. I love it!

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

    Will we see Big Puma in this game tonight?

  • Reggie C.

    Looks like Natinals mgmt found a surprising way to take out any anger and disappointment in losing Strasburg for the next 12-18 months.

    http://mlb.fanhouse.com/2010/0.....urg-comme/

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

      Personally, I thought his comments about the women behind home plate was worse than what he said about Strasburg, but as long as he is fired, I don’t care.

      This is a great day for baseball. Hopefully XM radio will follow suit.

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

        Yeah, I approve of his being fired, but he was fired for the wrong comment.

        His explicitly sexist comment about women in the front row was way more ignorant than his vaguely sexist exhortation to “stop crying”.

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

      Good on ya, Nats. Good on ya.

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

        Oh wait, it wasn’t for the sexist comments at all? Just the Strasburg thing? :/

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

          I’d hope it played a large part, but “officially” it was because of the Strasburg comments.

          I’ll bet if the sexist comments hadn’t happened first, though, they would have just told him to publicly apologize for impugning Strasburg’s manhood.

    • Pat D

      I would hope the sexist comments played a part in this, too.

    • jonathan

      ya that’s right. Blow your arm out for a last place team so people won’t call you a pussy…..apparently steroids don’t make you any smarter.

    • FIPster Doofus

      Dibble’s been an idiot from Day 1, yet he keeps finding work. I long for a day when he and other meatheads of his ilk are phased out of sports broadcasting for good.

  • larryf

    AJ with the curve for strike one. A good sign that he has confidence tonight.

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

    Aj is dealing

    oh well, im just happy he is, at this point, turning around

  • larryf

    Was that a 1-2 changeup to strike out Cust? 89 mph

  • Greg

    Quiz Answer: Atlanta and Boston

    • Pat D

      Question?

  • Hughesus Christo

    Bravos and Redtropolitans

    That’s my guess

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

    ugh

    kouzmanoff…

  • Hummingbird S.

    Can’t say I’m surprised.

    • Greg

      Not A.J’s fault. The Bandbox

      • Hummingbird S.

        It’s his fault he left a very hittable fastball up and over the plate.

        • Greg

          The location of it looked like it was where he wanted it.

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

          you make it sound as if it was in the middle of the plate…

          it wasnt

  • Reggie C.

    And now its a game. Kouzmanoff takes advantage on a muggy night.

    Lets see if AJ gets out of this inning…

    • mike c

      ask and you shall receive

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

    Aw, that’s not fair. Oh well. Keep working that changeup, AJ.

  • BadaBling

    It’s all good AJ, shake off the boogerbears and strike out the next two!

  • jonathan

    The guy throws one bad pitch….and all of a sudden the whole rotation sucks. Sutcliffe is the ultimate SSS. His favorite player of all time is the guy that just got a hit and his least favorite player is the guy that just struck out/gave up a hit etc.

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

      Rick Sutcliffe’s beard is smarter than he is.

      • Pat D

        Chuck Norris’ beard>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Rick Sutcliffe’s beard.

        When Chuck Norris tells time, time obeys.

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

          There is not a chin behind Chuck Norris’s beard. There is only another fist.

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

            I’m really tired of these jokes but ahahahaha that’s a good one I’ve never heard before.

    • Pat D

      He’s just toeing the ESPN line regarding the Yankees, right?

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

      The Yankees are not making the playoffs because their rotation sucks and the Red Sox have FIVE ACES!!!!!.

      /Mitch Williams’d

      • Slappy White

        Im weary of these guys. Williams, Kruk, Dibble, Sutcliffe all Dumbasses who were hired because theyre “edgy”. FUCK EM

    • Not Tank the Frank

      That’s just the narrative with this team and more importantly this game right now. They could spend a good chunk of time talking about how good the Yankees are, but why do that??

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

    Beautiful, exactly what he needed.

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

    damn , i didnt think a GIDP could’ve been turned there

    awesome

  • mike c

    dave eiland told him to do that

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

      Burns: You there, Strawberry! Hit a home run.
      Strawberry: Sure thing, skip!
      [crushes mammoth homer]
      Burns: See there, Smithers? I told him to do that.

      • CS Yankee

        Burns must of talked to AJ on how to get out of a bad inning.

      • mike c

        no hustle either, skip

      • ShuutoHeat (Passion>all)

        Agh a classic episode, not like the new crap now a days.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Well, at least he got out of it without further damage.

  • Kit

    Well done, AJ. I get home to see things are going our way so far. Keep it rolling.

  • ShuutoHeat (Passion>all)

    Joe Buck pushes the Jays ahead with a solo bomb.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Jays up 1-0 on Buck HR

    • CS Yankee

      Has anyone told Mitch Williams that Buck is knocking the Sox out (even moreso) of the race?

      O’s up a 5-2 in da thurd

  • Tom Zig

    Please all scores involving AL East teams stay the same. Okay thanks.

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

    Rays down 1-0?

    exxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxcellent [/Montgomery Burns’d

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

      Burns: GET ME STEPHEN SPEILBERG AT ONCE!
      Smithers: He’s not available, sir.
      Burns: THEN GET ME HIS NON-UNION MEXICAN EQUIVALENT!

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

        hahahahaha i loved that episode

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

          Homer: AHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHA! Give that man the $10,000!
          Jay Sherman: This isn’t America’s Funniest Home Videos.
          Homer: But the ball! His groin! It works on so many levels!

      • FIPster Doofus

        ietc

  • Greg

    Braves winning streak lasted from 1991 to 2006, 15 years

  • larryf

    John Buck goes deep for Jays

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    Man, Jeter is just horrible this year. Would hate to be the person to tell him he isn’t worth 25 mill over 5 years.

    • Carlosologist

      No one implied he’s getting 5/125?

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

      I’ll tell him. Maybe they’ll even pay me to do it.

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

        I’d do it for free.

        Maybe they’ll let me keep my Tony.

      • FIPster Doofus

        You can keep the Tony Award, but you have to fire Raquel Welch first.

        /Seinfeld’d

        • FIPster Doofus

          tjsc beat me to it. Nicely done.

          • FIPster Doofus

            tsjc*

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

    Once again Sutcliffe…..dear god…how can you do this as a profession and know so little? Suzuki blocking a pitch in the dirt with 2 strikes is MANDATORY…not going the extra mile. Apparently, when a guy throws the ball in the dirt with 2 strikes the catcher has no obligation to block the pitch unless he just takes that much pride in his work…..They fucking pay him to say stuff like that.

    • Carlosologist

      If I got paid to say stupid, baseless shit, I’d be a fucking millionaire.

    • nathan

      He also dropped a gem when he said ” The Yanks tried to block Lilly from going anywhere”

      wudnt the Yanks be the 31st and last team to get hands on him?

  • Hummingbird S.

    oh boy, here we go.

  • jonathan

    And O’Brien is on Granderson for taking a bad route on a ball 20 feet over his head….eat a bag of dicks you Red Sox homer.

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

      Somewhere, NYYFans weeps in joy.

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

    cmon AJ, you got this

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

    Settle, Allan James. Settle.

  • Slappy White

    how sweet will it be when Jays pass Sox so they finish 4th in a 5 team division

    /FIVEACETHATMULLETTHEAD

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

      Honestly, if this happens, I will weep in joy.

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

        I’ve used “weep in joy” at least twice in this thread. Hmm.

        • jonathan

          haha ya you did on my comment, i was hurt you used it again..

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

      Hah, that will be hilarious.

  • Cy Pettitte

    they are beating on AJ now, 2 run lead doesn’t give me much comfort

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

    Getting hit a bit harder, second time through the lineup. Time to mix it up a little more.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Beauty of a curve.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Rays tie it up on Sean Rodriguez HR…that sucks

  • Hummingbird S.

    Cervelli, you suck. Do something good..

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

    I really have an irrational dislike for Coco Crisp.

    • Slappy White

      Id say its rational

    • jonathan

      that hair isn’t helping

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

      But he’s so delicious and nutritious!

    • Accent Shallow

      Seconded. Some ex-Red Sox players have that effect on me. See: Justin Masterson.

  • jonathan

    you would think we’re losing like 7-1 or something. We’ve doubled them up and they can’t say anything remotely decent about our team.

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

    That was a good throw by Cervelli, honestly. Not his fault there.

  • Kit

    One more out, AJ. Offense, back him up, please.

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

      They’d have a lot more runs if it wasn’t for the offensive black hole at the bottom of the lineup.

      • Kit

        Oh I know. But it’s the 3-4-5 coming up next, so I was asking them to help out.

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

          Indeed.

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

    Come on, AJ. Don’t give up the lead, and we’ll score 5 more for ya.

  • jonathan

    Brett Anderson has given up 4 runs in 4 innings and he’s Randy Johnson. AJ gives up up 3 in 4 2/3 and he’s worthless.

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

    ugh i dont want to see suzuki any more

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

    wow that was a heart stopper

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    *Sigh of relief*

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

    A Braden joke? That was actually good, Michael.

  • Carlosologist

    Damn, A-Rod is on the DL and we take on Bradenia tomorrow. I would have liked to see a rematch on our home court. :D

  • BadaBling

    Manny had a homerun in his debut yesterday?

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

      Manny didn’t play at all yesterday. He was on the on-deck circle to pinch-hit when the guy in front of him hit the go-ahead HR. I think he had a single today.

      • BadaBling

        I thought so, I’m watching the game on ESPN and a graphic came up that said he had homered in his debut yesterday, LMAO! Cmon ESPN!

  • jonathan

    and somehow they can suck Beckett’s dick…and now the entire red sox…woe is me…boo hoo.

    • Not Tank the Frank

      Seriously? Are they jerking the Red Sox off now. Don’t even update that stuff anymore I’m getting agitated and I’m not even watching.

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

      Are they seriously doing that? SIGH

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Injury excuses for Beckett? Ba-zing.

  • Esteban

    Is this possibly, ‘OK AJ’? Not great but also not terrible. I thought this AJ didn’t exist.

    • Greg

      AJ’s been fine as the A’s finally took advantage of the stadium

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

      If he can hang on for another few innings, yes, this would be the mythical and rarely seen “OK AJ”.

      • Esteban

        Right now, I think this would be the definition of OK pitching. 3 R in 5 innings on 5 hits and 3 BB.

    • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

      ‘OK AJ’ is like a Unicorn. You cherish the games where AJ ‘battles’.

  • Not Tank the Frank

    Settle AJ. I mean, he’s been terrible lately but he’s awful hard on himself. Seems like he needs to let shit go and go attack the next guy.

    • Kit

      He would benefit from Mo’s zen-like “Fuck that guy who’s on base right now,” philosophy.

      • CBean

        Everyone should listen to Mo

  • ShuutoHeat (Passion>all)

    Phew, Marcum escapes with the bases loaded.

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

      i was praying for that. glad to hear he got out

  • Slappy White

    /backofthebaseballcard’d

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

    8 for his last 9? Holy crap.

  • Esteban

    OK, Marcus with the Jeezy. I like it.

  • Carlosologist

    Can you officially say Boston is dead?

    They’ve been dead for MONTHS. They were done when they lost Midget Man in San Francisco.

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

      Can you officially say Boston is dead?

      Yes, I can. How many times would you like me to say it? What languages would you like me to say it in? Do you have a megaphone handy?

      Do we have time for me to sew it on a giant banner and fly it around Bristol, CT?

  • Slappy White

    Stop Talking About The Fucking Red Sox Kay…..Just STOP

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

    Was that an “Ah, shit” from Marcus?

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

    I don’t care about Josh Beckett’s issues. I don’t care.

    • ShuutoHeat (Passion>all)

      Josh Beckett can be an unicorn that shoots rainbows out of the ass and we still don’t give a flying rats ass about him.

    • Slappy White

      Its a 4-3 game and theyre talking about the Red Sox…I am weeping in non joy

      • Not Tank the Frank

        Heh

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

        N#$%A, WHAT THE FUCK IS JUICE?!?!??!?

  • Not Tank the Frank

    For fuck’s sake their 8 back with a month to play. What are we? The Mets?

    The only thing Beckett’s going to spoil is his reputation as an elite pitcher.

    • Not Tank the Frank

      *they’re

      That’s how angry I am; my grammar is suffering.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Grandy hit that hard. He’s looking a lot better at the plate.

    • Accent Shallow

      2 for 3 against a guy with stuff as good as Anderson? I will take it.

  • mike c

    jack cust…. so his momma washed his mouth out with soap
    ::rimshot::

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

      Take my wife, please!

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

        /Goodfellas’d

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

          In this day and age, what the f#$% is this world coming to? I can’t believe this, prejudiced against – a Jew broad! – prejudiced against Italians.

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

            Oh! You popped your cherry!

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

              I’m gonna go get the papers, get the papers.

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

                Yeah yeah, you’re always late, you’ll be late for your own f@$%ing funeral. *bang*

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

                  Is this the superintendent?

                  Yes, sir, I would like you to know that you have a WHORE living in 2R.

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

    I can has quality start, AJ?

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

    lol he swung at a ball a zillion feet before the plate

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

    I don’t know quite why, but I find this kind of awesome.

    I don’t know.

    http://funpics.classicfun.ws/i.....ed-is-love

    • Carlosologist

      aw

    • BadaBling

      Looks like Mick Foley

  • BadaBling

    It took a couple minutes but why do I find it hilarious that espn made this mistake…

  • Kit

    Damn cheap single.

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

      Probably would have still gotten through.

      • Kit

        Probably. It was super crappy though.

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

      Clearly, he’s losing it.

      • Kit

        I did not say that, at all. Nor did I imply it.

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

          I think he was being sarcastic. That’s how I read that, anyway.

          • Kit

            Ah. In that case, it went over my head completely. My apologies.

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

        the tattoo ink is melting into his brain

  • larryf

    AJ always in the classic fielding position…

  • jonathan

    Sutcliffe called that a routine play and AJ should have made it but doesn’t put himself in good enough position.

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

      I do think AJ isn’t a great fielder. But ESPN is just stupid.

    • Slappy White

      Insert “sutcliffe is an Ass” reply Here

  • Carlosologist

    Jeff Larish looks like Hazmat in the box.

  • Carlosologist

    BIG GAME ALLEN JAMES

  • Esteban

    I think we’ve moved from OK AJ to Decent AJ

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

      I’m looking forward to Baroque AJ and Trite AJ.

      • Betty Lizard

        Rococo AJ might be my favorite. (We’ve already seen flashes.)

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

    Got Davis-Pennington-Crisp due next inning.. Gotta let AJ start the inning no?

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Probably, but there’s nothing wrong w/pulling him after a strong finish to the inning–though the bullpen does need to be saved a bit.

  • BadaBling

    So if AJ goes 1 more inning and has a 1-2-3, that’s a quality start and everyone should be happy… He’s not coming back out though, I don’t think.

    • Nick

      If I’m not mistaken, QS is only 6 innings. So he’s already there!

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

      It’s already a ~quality start~ isn’t it?

      • BadaBling

        I’m an extra effort kinda guy, lol. Glad to know AJ had a quality start!

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

    Go pink shirt guy, go!

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

      GO, BODYSUIT MAN, GO!

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

    good god that was a horrible swing

  • jonathan

    apparently, tommy john surgery makes you come back smarter…that’s right. and elbow surgery increases your intelligence…If that was actually true, Sutcliffe would need about 1214109248157 tommmy john’s to be smart enough to announce games.

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

      And the show has reached a new low.

      /AlexTrebek’d

      • jonathan

        lol great comment

        • jonathan

          i’ve had my arm done 6 times…i actually got a call from MTI after the 4th surgery to see if i wanted to teach quantum physics.

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

            /HolidayInnExpress’d

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

        I stand before you, a broken and miserable man.

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

    cmon toronto! score a run plz

  • BadaBling

    Jeter’s getting fleeced up there! It’s not diminishing skills, it’s a wider strike zone!

    /happythought’d

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

    wait why take AJ out?

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Get him out on a strong note, I guess.

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

      97 in the dirt? i’ll take it

    • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

      i would have given him at least a batter. But whatevs.

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

      Out on a strong note.

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

    Joba? *happythoughts*

  • Carlosologist

    Is it safe to say Joba’s 07 velo has come back?

    • The Big City of Dreams

      thats what it looks like

  • Reggie C.

    Calm down Kay.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Nice play there, Frankie.

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

    holy shit that florida vs washington fight was fucking crazy

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

      FINALLY, THE NATS ARE SHOWING SOME BALLS!!!

      /FiredRonDibble’d

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

    Reflexes like a cat. Feet of Fred Flintstone.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    Nyger Morgan just charged the mound against Volstad.. went for a haymaker and missed, and then got clotheslined by Gaby Sanchez from 1st base.. LOL

    • Slappy White

      Gutsy move, Volstad is a Giant

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

      This sounds hilarious

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

        morgan got destroyed

    • A-Rod’s Hip

      i honestly think Florida’s in the wrong here.. this is a carryover from what happened in last night’s game when Morgan collided with their catcher Brett Hayes and separated his shoulder. It wasn’t a dirty play.

      They already hit Morgan ONCE in this game. And then throw behind him AGAIN.

      They get offended because it was 14-3 after he got hit the first time and then he stole 2nd and 3rd?? please..

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

        this game sounds like I should be watching this on the MLB.tv archives later

    • Kit

      I laughed. Can’t wait for the clip.

      • A-Rod’s Hip

        me too.. i gotta see the replay one more time.. lol!

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

    man these dinks and dunks hits against joba continue

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

      BABIP be damned.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Settle, Joba.

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

    attaboy joba

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Thank you, Kurt.

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

      Thank you for putting a guy who makes outs 70% of the time in the heart of your lineup, Bob Geren.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Aroldis Chapman just hit 104 mph twice according to Gameday.

    • Nick

      PitchFX had him topped out at 103.9
      Just ridiculous.

      • A-Rod’s Hip

        U just have to laugh lookin’ at that

    • A-Rod’s Hip

      DAAAMMMNNN!!

    • Cy Pettitte

      that’s insane, wonder how long he has until something breaks (hopefully it doesn’t), so unnatural

    • Fred Lemond

      2nd fastest ever recorded.

      Joel Zumaya is first with 104.8

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

        Josh Beckett can throw 110, but he chooses not to because it’s not fair. He likes to beat people only after giving them a chance first.

        Sincerely,
        Mitch Williams

  • Slappy White

    How old is that Kate Smith recording ? Is it on 8 track ?

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

      Don’t remember the exact year, but that recording is from the 1930s.

      • Chris

        Why do they use that version?

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

          PATRIOTISM!!!!!

          (starts investigating Chris for probably being a Muslim communist terrorist fascist Down With America homo-pansy)

          • Esteban

            and for being a destructive, filthy, pollutive human.

          • Chris

            I wonder if the Reds have considered firing Dusty Baker to try to preserve Chapman’s arm. The guy hit 104 today, and I have a feeling Dusty will have him pitch every game between now and the end of the playoffs.

    • FIPster Doofus

      I have to mute the TV every time it comes on.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        +1

        Very sick of GBA.

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

          This is why we have to Restore Honor to America and Reclaim the Civil Rights Movement for People of Faith.

          Because of evil godless fascist pigs like you, Matt Imbrogno. “Imbrogno”, what is that anyway, Russian?

          • JFH

            glne beck’d?

            • JFH

              obviously glen, not glne.

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

                More or less.

    • ShuutoHeat (Passion>all)

      I imagine it is playing on a Victrola.

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

        A Victrola being powered by out of work sharecroppers.

    • ShuutoHeat (Passion>all)

      Damn friggin Rays take the lead 2-1 bottom of the 8th.

      • ShuutoHeat (Passion>all)

        /post fail

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

    Err.. thanks, Coco.

  • Slappy White

    Hope Niece Chelsea doesnt have a Giant head like uncle Mike

  • Carlosologist

    I want to see that Florida-Washington fight. It’ll be the first one since 2000!

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

      Heh.

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

      ROSE LAW

      No seriously, that’s a good joke, kiddo.

    • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

      i laughed.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    man our catchers can’t catch a break this year with these nagging hits

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

    Brett the Jet!

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

    I think Kay would enjoy all that pounding, personally.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Via Bex’s Twitter: 89% of Mets fans think that trading Francouer was a BAD thing.

    My faith in humanity is fucking toast.

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

      I just saw that, stared at it, and then RTed it. I mean… I just…

      Also, a team wants Jeff Francoeur? A good team? I don’t get it. O_O

      • Esteban

        They also acquired Alex Cora and Benji Molina this year.

    • Esteban

      That’s what ended your faith in humanity? I mean they ARE Mets fans after all.

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

      I love the fact that the player the Mets got back from the Rangers for Francouer was the same Joaquin Arias who was the PBTNL in the ARod/Soriano swap that Texas picked instead of Robbie Cano.

  • Esteban

    All Those Years, All That Pounding

    The Memoirs of Bill Clinton

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

      Well played.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Nyjer Morgan fight vid (not great quality)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....r_embedded

    • Carlosologist

      Sanchez comes out of nowhere and clotheslines him. Wow.

    • BadaBling

      Wow, that’s shoulda been on PPV. Knocked the snot outta him!

    • Not Tank the Frank

      God bless, Volstad is a beast.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Whose importance has Kay inflated more: Marte or Homer Bush?

    • swisher’s fauxhawk

      Homer Bush was always out there stealing bases.

    • JFH

      bush

    • Greg

      And Marte was HUGE in the playoffs

  • Chris

    I wonder if the Reds have considered firing Dusty Baker to try to preserve Chapman’s arm. The guy hit 104 today, and I have a feeling Dusty will have him pitch every game between now and the end of the playoffs.

    • A-Rod’s Hip

      i actually was a bit shocked he was back out there again

      this is why we had the Joba Rules.. some managers just can’t help themselves

  • mike c

    remember when boone logan wasn’t good?

    • Esteban

      Word, how people can honestly say they didn’t want Boone banished permanently to AAA?

      • mike c

        i’m sure the braves did too

  • Carlosologist

    Logan is going to be this year’s Marte in the playoffs. Unlike Marte, he’ll have the results and is much more of a sure thing.

    • mike c

      he’s gone from lefty farnsworth to lefty robertson

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    everything just seems to be dialed up just right for the Reds this year.. goodness..

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

      I know momentum is mostly bullshit but I’m pretty impressed at the way they bounced back after getting swept, and not just swept but creamed, by the Cardinals.

      • A-Rod’s Hip

        well said

        i’m pretty sure everyone thought the Cards were gonna “put their foot down” after that sweep and go on a roll, take the division, and the Reds would just fade back into being the Reds.. the complete opposite has happened in such a short time

        they’re about to go up 8 GAMES in the division!

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

    Got Wood?

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    STFD Bj

  • BadaBling

    The A’s have swung at a ton of pitches in the dirt tonight, just awful. The fact their playing close to .500 ball speaks to how bad the west must be.

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

      They have excellent pitching this year. If they had any semblance of an offense, they’d probably be very close to the Rangers, if not winning that division.

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

    Mark Ellis’s Gameday pic is hilarious.

    http://a.espncdn.com/i/headsho.....5/5086.jpg

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

      He’s pretty hilarious-looking

    • Kit

      That’s a little too much enthusiasm.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    if anyone could blow a 14-3 lead, it’s the Marlins..

    since the brawl, Nats have outscored ‘em 6-1.. 15-9 in the 7th

    • Cy Pettitte

      15-10 now, that’s hilarious

    • A-Rod’s Hip

      15-10.. this would be an epic fail by Florida

  • BadaBling

    I think Eiland went out and told Wood to throw it in the dirt, they’ll swing.

  • Greg

    Red Sox have come back to tie Orioles at 5 in the 7th

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

      Who?

      • Not Tank the Frank

        It’s purple!

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    please keep that damn curve ball down Kerry

  • Kit

    C’mon, Kerry. One more out.

  • BigBlueAL

    Anyone thinking why no Robertson here?? He pitched last night in a meaningless inning right?? Does he really need a day off, dunno how much he has pitched lately I admit.

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

      It’s Kerry Wood. He’s been filthy so far, ride him.

    • Cy Pettitte

      probably wants to get Wood work and not let him have 4 days off, CC goes tomorrow so good chance he won’t have an opportunity

      • BigBlueAL

        Wood pitched on Sunday in a big spot, Robertson threw a mop-up inning last night. Last couple of outings prior to that Robertson has pitched poorly, Im thinking Robertson is no longer the sole 8th inning man.

        As TSJC said just ride the hot hand in the 8th inning I guess and go with the matchups with the way Logan has been pitching.

        • mike c

          yeah you go with the hot hand, the bullpen arms are too volatile to not be flexible

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    come on Kerry! let’s go.. finish ‘em off

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

    thank god

    • Zooboy

      Mo had nothing to do with it–he was still in the bullpen.

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

        lolz

  • Cy Pettitte

    good job Wood, always seems to get himself out of trouble after the walks

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

      good job Wood, always seems to get himself out of trouble after the walks

      TWSS

  • Slappy White

    OK, if Cervelli played for ANYONE else, id hate him…all that jumpin around

  • Sheepmeister

    So can anyone else hear the excitement of the espn announcers when it looks like the a’s may get close to a run and then the disappointment when it gets closed down.

    • BadaBling

      Yeah, in between talking about how great the Red Sox are, it’s sad.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    nice one Kerry! way to battle..

    *exhale*

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    and the Rays take the lead

  • BadaBling

    Wood makes it interesting but gets the job done! Let’s blow em out in the 9th and make it a non-save situation for Mo!

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

    Daddy wants an insurance run.

  • ShuutoHeat (Passion>all)

    Damn you Scott Downs!!!! DAMN YOU!!!

  • Kit

    Mmm…Andrew Bailey.

  • jonathan

    so close fat elvis

  • Cy Pettitte

    the Puma is back with a bang

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    alright Berk!!

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

    Puma!

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

    Fat Elvis!

  • Esteban

    Still not a True Yankee though, unfortunately.

  • Slappy White

    Puuuuuuuumaaaa

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

    BERKA BERKA

    • Esteban

      There could be a section of the stadium named BerkaBerkastan.

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

        BerkaBerkastan this close to Ground Zero? HELLS NO!!!!

        #mamagrizzly #restoringhonor

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

    attaboy berkman!

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

    That was lovely, Mr. Berkman.

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Lance is elevated to “Marginal Yankee” status.

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

      There are three kinds of Yankees: True Yankees™, False Yankees™, and Liar’s Paradox Yankees™.

  • kmarx

    Me on contact: at last we get to find out what sterling’s hr call for berkman will be

    alas

    doubles are cool though

    • mike c

      berkie jerked one

  • BadaBling

    The Berkman! He looks locked in!

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

    Oh hey it’s my BFF Andrew Bailey.

    (Not really my BFF. But a nice guy that one time I talked to him.)

    • Kit

      I’m so jealous.

  • Betty Lizard

    My boyfriend’s back, and you’re gonna be in trouble
    (Hey la, hey la, my boyfriend’s back)
    When you see him comin’, better cut on the double
    (Hey la, hey la, my boyfriend’s back)
    You’ve been spreadin’ lies that I was untrue
    (Hey la, hey la, my boyfriend’s back)
    So look out now, ’cause he’s comin’ after you
    (Hey la, hey la, my boyfriend’s back)

    Love you, Lance.

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

    holy shit how can you throw out posada???

    wtf?

    • Pat D

      You said it. He said fuck.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    that ball was too close to take Jorge

    • Greg

      off the plate though

      • A-Rod’s Hip

        true

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

      What?

      • JFH

        it wasn’t even as close as the graphic suggests.

  • Sick Nwisher

    Um, not smart.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Posada is the angriest catcher in the league, he was justified though

  • Carlosologist

    Oh shit. Posada had a legit beef there.

  • Pat D

    That was pretty fucking dumb.

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

    Posada had a rather… strong reaction there.

  • Esteban

    I think Jorge didn’t want to catch tonight.

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

    Umpires are like vampires: They both suck.

  • Kit

    I love you, Jorge, but you need to relax, babe.

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

    the ump was batshit insane

    that pitch was almost a foot off the plate

    • Pasqua

      Terrible call, but the only batshit insane thing was the reaction from Jorge. Umps will miss calls, often badly…he’s got to keep his head there, especially considering it was his first at-bat. It’s not like he’s been gearing up all night for that.

    • Chris

      Just like the pitch to Manny, which no one seemed to mention.

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

    ..hot shot?

  • Slappy White

    WTF ? Jorge….I loved him going back and drawing the line. Do you think he just didnt wanna catch the 9th ?

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    awwww.. man.. Jete can’t get a break.. or speed.. lol

  • larryf

    Mo to Moe for the win! Let’s go baby.

  • mike c

    do not mess with posada… see the toronto fight last year

  • Sick Nwisher

    That was a smart move by Jorge.

    /Manny’d

  • J-Rod

    who catches now?

  • BadaBling

    “Dana Demuth doesn’t like Posada.”. TERRIBLE CALL

    AND

    Jeter looked safe, tie goes to… CB Bucknor..nevermind.

    • larryf

      Jeter was out. He usually is at 1B.

  • jonathan

    If i was the manager of an opposing team..i might seriously consider moving the left fielder in to play “rover” up the middle on Derek Jeter. I am totally serious with this.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    Brady Ander…i mean Jose Bautista’s up to start the 9th

    • BadaBling

      LOL. Brady Anderson, whatever happened to him?

      • jonathan

        i had an argument with someone about how bautista reminds me of Brady Anderson and i got yelled at…on here.

        • Pat D

          Well, we won’t know if it’s a one year fluke until next year…

          • jonathan

            I meant the sudden massive power display with nothing to show leading up to it.

            • Pat D

              True, but if he hits 30+ homers next year, then it won’t be just that one huge season like Anderson had.

            • BadaBling

              Very similar. Brady had 50 homers in 1996 and never hitting more than 21 before or 24 afterwards. Scurvy Fuck has 43 and never hit more than 16.

              Funny story if you google Jose Bautista, steroids pops up as predictive search. Not implying anything, just saying!

  • Carlosologist

    I’m flipping in between MLBN and the game and I can conclude that Nyjer Morgan is a huge dick (and not the good kind ladies).

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    way to go Mo

  • Pat D

    Everyone knows the other two games turned sour, right?

    • ThrillHouseMD

      Vernon Wells says otherwise.

      • Pat D

        Yes, hopefully.

  • Howie

    The thing I miss most about NYC since I moved away: the feeling in the Stadium in the Top of the 9th, with two outs and Mo on the mound.

    • Kit

      Two strike fever has to be the greatest thing about it. Gets the adrenaline going.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    Gaby Sanchez got hit intentionally in Florida

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

    Remember when Mo struggled last year and everyone wrote articles about how he was “done”? Yeah, me neither.

    • Pat D

      Wasn’t that like three years ago when his ERA was over 3?

      • Esteban

        Wasn’t that every year for the last 5 years?

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

        Nah, I pretty clearly remember a lot of concern about Mo early last year. I think there was that game where he gave up back-to-back HR to the Rays and a lot of panicking happened. Heck, it’s even on the Wikipedia description of his 2009, which means it MUST be true

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    1 out triple for Vernon Wells

    • A-Rod’s Hip

      just saw the replay.. . BJ could’ve caught that, but got scared of the wall.. would’ve been a great catch though

      • Pat D

        Was he playing really, really shallow again, like he usually does? I didn’t see it until the ball was in the air.

  • BigBlueAL

    Not very nimble there by Jeter. lol

  • mike c

    damn jeter robbed by a hair again

  • Esteban

    Oh com’n he’s Derek Jeter, he gets those calls. Ties go to Jeter.

  • Hummingbird S.

    not to pile on, but Pena makes that play rather easily.

    • Cy Pettitte

      he doesn’t look as good doing it

  • MattG

    that’s a $20 million play right there…

  • Cy Pettitte

    Jays tying run on 3rd with one out

  • larryf

    The blessing of the baseball by Ramiro Pena to start the inning on the YES channel.

    Our secret weapon…

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

    Come on, John Buck. Knock in Wells.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    Adam Lind.. u f’n, wortheless stupid piece of shit!

    • FIPster Doofus

      Seriously. Man on third, one out … put the ball in play somewhere. Don’t strike out. That really pissed me off.

    • http://ballcraft.blogspot.com Zanath

      That’s actually exactly what I said.

  • BadaBling

    Good call, I wanted that out.

  • Esteban

    The crowd seems fired up tonight.

    • Kit

      Close game and Mo’s on the mound. That always gets them fired up.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    LET’S GO YANKEES!

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

    Mo’d.

  • FachoinaNYY

    I fucking love this team.

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

      I’m still angry they didn’t get swept. Fuckin’ optimists!!!

      /Jersey Johnny’d

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

    Mo was able to strike out Yankee-killer Suzuki because they showed Andy on YES like two seconds ago. Magic!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Jays are so worthless, couldn’t get the run in from 3rd with 1 out

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

      But… I thought only the Yankees didn’t do that…?

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    OOOOOOOOOOOOoo Buck!! all the way to the warning track…

    i was waiting for that ball to hit a catwalk..

    • Greg

      In the words of Tommy Lee Jones from “the Fugitive”

      I DON”T CARE!!!

  • http://ballcraft.blogspot.com Zanath

    I seriously thought Bob Lorenz just said “raped” there instead of “raked”

    • kmarx

      I thought the same thing when Kay said “And Tex continues to Rake” at the beginning of the game.

  • Clemson Rob

    Aaron Boone on Baseball Tonight talking about fluke injuries with the Nats/ Marlins fight. He should be an expert on fluke injuries. haha

    • Carlosologist

      Aaron Boone will be remembered for two things:

      1) His walk-off home run
      2) That basketball injury that landed us A-Rod.

  • Pat D

    The perjurer is the magic number!!!