Sep
03

Game 135: Stay hot

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The Yankees kicked off their longest homestand of the season in style, pummeling the A’s in all four games the two teams played. Things get a little tougher today, when the Blue Jays come to town for the first of six times the two clubs will meet this month. Jose Bautista will surely try to hit his homers, but the Yanks can’t let him or his theatrics bother them, they simply need to win. They’ve won six straight and don’t have time to waste on a fourth place team.

Brandon Morrow will be making his final start of the season for the Jays today; they’re shutting him down to control his innings. We still have nightmares about how he’s dominated the Yanks this season, but it’s worth noting that he’s got a rather massive home/road split. He’s pitched in the Bronx twice already this season, giving up five runs in six innings and then again in five-and-a-third innings. Fingers are crossed.

Here’s the lineup, with the Cap’n getting a regular day off…

Gardner, LF
Granderson, CF
Teixeira, 1B
Cano, 2B
Posada, C
Berkman, DH
Kearns, RF
Pena, 3B
Nunez, SS

And on the bump, it’s the rookie Ivan Nova.

It’s a bit overcast in the Tri-State Area and there’s a chance of rain during the game, but as far as we know they plan on starting this one on time.

Categories : Game Threads
  • whozat

    Where the hell is that picture from???

    • Pat D

      ‘Tis the bird Dave Winfield killed all those years ago at Exhibition Stadium.

      • tomaconda

        wow I was 1 second too slow.

        • Pat D

          I will not be beaten on Winfield references!

          Of course, it was a seagull or something he killed, but this is much funnier.

    • tomaconda

      Winfield’s back yard!

      • http://fmylife.com Bryan

        That.

  • Pat D

    Can’t wait to see Bautista’s theatrical performance as King Lear or Hamlet or Faust or Macbeth or Caesar or…

    Oh, wait, you said “theatrics.” Totally thinking of something else there.

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

    Good pitcher for Derek to get a day off against. 3 for 16 (.188) against Morrow with 7 strikeouts.

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

      I’d rest him more against power pitchers and righties, and play him all the time against finesse pitchers. Morrow throws heat. The bat speed isn’t the same.

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

    So guess which of your favorite RAB readers was the female fan of the game at Trenton last night?

    I feel so…Dibble’d.

    • Thomas

      I feel so…Dibble’d.

      This sounds dirty in more than one way.

    • king of fruitless hypotheticals

      #soundskinkierthanitis

  • http://twitter.com/SteeeeveO Steve O.
    • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

      haha i saw this post and LMAO

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

    Hope Nunez doesn’t bounce any more throws to Teix today.

  • Fred Lemond

    Keep it going

  • drill me deep

    prediction ,Ramiro Pena will not get an extra base hit this afternoon. i am hoping he will make me eat my word.

    • http://twitter.com/AnthonyMartins Anthony

      Well if Ramiro Pena gets a hit that means the Yankees are going to win, so let’s hope he gets one.

    • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

      Man, you really went out on a limb with this one.

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

      What other premonitions do you have to tell us?

      (Looks at drill me deep with admiration)
      (grabs popcorn)

  • nsalem

    Very nice line-up considering we are missing 3 starters. Our bench depth will provide us a great advantage in the playoffs especially in a World Series match up (fingers crossed0. For the Yankees the first four months of the season is to use our farm system to see if somebody can step-up as Gardner did last year, but imagine what our record would be if we had this kind of depth all season.

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

      but imagine what our record would be if we had this kind of depth all season.

      Oddly enough, probably not very different from what it is now.

      • nsalem

        not as odd as your reply.

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

          #childlikeinsult

          • nsalem

            Why child like?? I find it odd that some one would think we would be better off with say Huffman and Miranda than Berkman and Miranda. If you don’t fine with me, but I still find it odd.

            • nsalem

              Sorry meant Berkman and Kearns

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

              Oh, I thought that was meant in a matter-of-fact kind of way. The Yankees have gotten fairly good production out of DH this season, due to resting players and Thames.. etc. Berkman probably would have added maaaaaybe one win. Even that is doubtful.

              We wouldn’t be better off with those options, just not monumentally better with Berkman.

              • nsalem

                Just saying that if we had sought real depth at the beginning of the year instead of settling on Randy Winn (a money decision) and then giving at bats to Curtis, Huffman and Miranda we would probably be better off. Besides the benefit of the improved numbers from Berkman and Kearns, I think Girardi would have been faster to give more rest to the regulars, which would have enhanced their performances also.
                The Scranton guys and Winn were subs. Guys like Berkman and Kearns
                are replacement who give value very close to those of the starters.

  • Paul Canales

    That pic makes me sad ;___;

    • drill me deep

      why ? i believe the jay is taking it’s well deserved rest ….

      • Pat D

        Resting? Alright then. If it’s resting, I’ll wake it up.

        Hello, Mr. Blue Jay! I’ve got a nice bunch of nuts and berries for you when you wake up, Mr. Blue Jay!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Bautista’s first AB should be interesting, wonder if Nova will come in on him

    • Sheepmeister

      I wonder if he will just plunk him and that will be the end of this.

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

      I wouldn’t dare come in on him. I’d target the low outside corner, and try to get him to chase. Don’t let him beat you, let the other 8 impotent hitters beat you.

  • vin

    (Useless) Fun fact:

    Cervelli and Pena are the only 2 Yanks without a HR (non-pitchers). Then I realized that they called up (or acquired) a bunch of guys who haven’t yet hit one – Berkman, Russo, Huffman, Golson, Moeller. I still figured that would be among the fewest players in baseball without a HR. Boy was I wrong.

    The Rays, Padres, A’s, Twins, Reds, White Sox all have only 2 non-pitchers who haven’t yet hit a HR this season. The Rays’ two guys are Hawpe and Jennings (combined 7 PA’s). I think it really just means that Yanks called up more players than those other teams. However, the A’s have given AB’s to the 4th most position players and they play in a pitcher’s ballpark, yet nearly everyone has a HR.

    As a dope once said, “you just can’t predict baseball, Suzyn.”

  • Cy Pettitte

    ugh…

  • esteban

    That’s a good start

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    That was fucking crushed.

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    Well, that’s not a good start. My MLB.tv isn’t working either. Ugh.

  • Paul Canales

    Geez, that went a far way. Let’s get Bautista plz

  • Guest

    Why is Sterling’s HR call never wrong when its an opposing player?

    • vin

      Ha, I thought the same thing.

  • Guest

    No fastballs. K, thx, bye.

  • Pat D

    No one in Toronto’s lineup is hitting higher than .269. Definitely a team that relies on the home run.

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

      Their OBP is like 8th in the league or something. Their whole hitting philosophy is like “all XBH.”

      • esteban

        Better than the royals and mariners philosophy of “suck”

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

          the Royals philosophy is WE ARE GOING TO SINGLE YOU TO DEATH MWAHAHAAHAHAAH

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

      If memory serves, they lead the league in HRs FWIW

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

    Nunez’s throws are interesting

  • drill me deep

    my money will always be on Pena not hitting a hr, actually EVER again.
    but i will prolly be proven wrong once every 162 games or so.

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    The future of Yankees short stops …. who is it?

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

      Troy Tulowitzki plz.

      • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

        He can’t hit outside of Coors field. I would not want him.

        Plus, once he is forced to cut his mullet, he won’t be the same hitter.

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

          His stats outside Coors Field are still better than most shortstops (especially this year – he is no Coors Field product like CarGo), and he’s absolutely elite defensively. I would take him in a second.

          • Chris

            What are the chances that the Yankees could get him before 2015, when he’ll be 30? I’m guessing somewhere between slim and none.

  • esteban

    I feel like Eduardo doesn’t have the most accurate arm

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

    Does Eduardo Nunez ever make a good throw? Never right to the chest, never.

    • Pat D

      But BA told me he has the strongest arm!!!

      • Greg

        Strong and accurate are two different terms

        • Chris

          It’s like when you meet people that don’t speak English, so you just talk louder.

    • http://twitter.com/AnthonyMartins Anthony

      and the Nunez bashing continues. What do you have against him?

      • esteban

        Is recognizing that he doesn’t have the most accurate arm really “bashing”?

      • whozat

        pointing out flaws =/= bashing

        The guy is a middling defender and had one decent year with the bat in AA in 2009. I don’t understand the love.

        • drill me deep

          he has had a decent year this year too ,’no’. Stats aside, he looks like he has good bat control, ability to go opposite field. plus speed and good range.

          he needs better plate discipline and need to work his throws. but he does have a strong arm.

          I think he would be a serviceable ML SS, kinda of what Jeter is this year.

    • vin

      I’m surprised he’s playing 3rd and Pena SS. Obviously Pena has more experience at 3B, and Nunez SS.

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

      Heh. #vendetta

    • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

      In the winter leagues the players are not as tall as in the MLB… so that accounts for the accuracy issues.

  • Fred Lemond

    Nunez is lazy like old Cano.

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

      No, he’s venezuelan. He’s… classy?

      • vin

        I think Venezuelan = Italian.

      • Kit

        Uhh…I think Nunez is Dominican, born in Santo Domingo.

        /confused, unless this was a joke, in that case, nevermind.

  • Not Tank the Frank

    Velocity down to normal today for Nova so far.

    • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

      Or, the guns in Chicago and Toronto were juiced.

    • Not Tank the Frank

      Or unless Morrow just threw two straight changeups the gun is really off…

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    Actual crowd attendance this week has been abysmal.

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      Definitely abysmal. I know this is a bit off topic, but I’d like to see the Yankees lower ticket prices for matinees. Well, for all games, but especially week day matinees.

      • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

        I had bleacher tickets for Wednesday’s game, and I had a whole row to myself. The place was empty. I think it’s more the time of year than the prices. I got my tickets for $9!

    • theyankeewarrior

      Day games during the week… before Labor Day weekend.

      • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

        Day games during the week, that start at 2:07 pm on Christmas day.

  • theyankeewarrior

    Gameday had that 2nd strike about 2 feet off the plate…. whatdid it look like live?

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      It was outside.

    • Kilgore Trout

      Looked like the pitch Posada got thrown out on the other night.

  • http://twitter.com/AnthonyMartins Anthony

    Nice way too start of the game so far.

  • Klemy

    Hahaha. John Sterling…outdoes himself again.

    • kmarx

      My first thought watching the game.

    • Klemy

      Swung on and there it goes to deep right center! It is high. It is far. It issssss (pause) gone! No, it’s off the wall.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Tex has been absolutely raking.

  • rek4gehrig

    Sterling? It is high, it is far, it is off the wall..darn it.

    • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

      Gameday has that pitch looking like a HR, haha

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    So it is a good thing Bautista doesn’t field like he hits. Juice slows you down.

  • Cy Pettitte

    soooo close, got a run in though at least, Teix still on fire

  • Yank the Frank

    That was lousey camera work.

  • vin

    I hate Sterling. He made it sound like it would be a 470′ blast.

    • Klemy

      Indeed. I thought middle deck by the call and I had to laugh after the “gone” with “No, off the wall.” lol

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

    aaargh thought that was gone, mf’er

  • James A

    I think Teixeira might get to 3000 hits before Jeter does

  • Carlosologist

    You do not pitch to Mark Teixeira when he is going right.

  • esteban

    John sterling did his it is high it is far it is gone thing there. He’s awful

    • Sick Nwisher

      Awful is the best way to describe John Sterling.

    • Fred Lemond

      I thought it was gone off the bat

    • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

      The YES camera guys thought it was gone too.

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    From gameday perspective, this ump isn’t giving Morrow the call on anything. How’s he look on TV?

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      For the most part, Morrow is missing, but not by much. But Cederstrom is squeezing him on pitches high in the zone.

    • Not Tank the Frank

      Looks to me like he’s been all over the place. No command at all and I actually thought he got a pitch to Posada that looked low and outside.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    That was weak, Posada. Cisco could have gotten the run in!

  • Klemy

    Good time for Berkman to get big.

    • Sick Nwisher

      I think Berkman took that advice a long long time ago.

      • Klemy

        ZING!

  • seimiya

    Call me vindictive, but if Brandon Morrow’s last start of the season is terrible, I’ll be pretty pleased.

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

      I won’t mind too much.

  • Not Tank the Frank

    THAT BALL IS HIGH!!! IT IS…

  • Cy Pettitte

    looking at that replay of Teix’s shot I’m surprised Bautista didn’t get that

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      Why? Bautista can’t field.

  • James A

    That ball was tagged, wrong part of the park
    Morrow isnt fooling anyone though

  • http://twitter.com/AnthonyMartins Anthony

    Tex is on fire right now.

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    Guys, honestly. John Sterling is not the most accurate play-by-play caller in the world. We get it.

    • esteban

      So we should just accept it and not complain?

      • Chris

        At this point? Yes.

        If you want to complain, send letters to WCBS. I think just about everyone here agrees with your opinion, but we can’t do anything about it.

        WCBS can.

    • vin

      Not only is he not accurate (which is a big deal), but he makes everything about himself. He also makes references that few people can relate to.

      I hate any announcer that has a schtick. As much as I hate Joe Buck, at least he doesn’t have to interject himself into every home run that is hit.

      • Chris

        He also makes references that few people can relate to.

        The other things are true, but I’m not sure about this one. He relates to the older members of the fan base. Not many of them comment on RAB, though.

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

    I think YES is running out of ideas for the Toyota Text Poll.

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      Tomorow’s text poll:

      “If Alex Rodriguez hit a walk off grand slam in a deciding game 7 of the World Series, and you caught it, would you keep it?”

      A. Yes
      B. No

      Kay: So John what would you do?
      John: Well I don’t want to influence the voters…

      • Klemy

        TCWA. lol

        • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

          What’s TCWA?

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

            That comment was awesome.

  • esteban

    Do you think Sterling or Waldman have even heard of OPS at the least?

    • seimiya

      They’ve probably heard of it, but decided either:

      - it made them look nerdy.
      - it was a dumb idea.

    • kmarx

      yes.

  • drill me deep

    Berkman goes to left with authority as a lefty.

  • Bronx Ralphie

    Does somebody happen to know what Tex’s batting average would be if you take away April and May? He is currently at .270 after his first inning double this afternoon.

    Thanks in advance.

    • Carlosologist

      Since June 1st, Tex is hitting .300/.390/.597. That, ladies and gentlemen, is what we call hot.

      • Bronx Ralphie

        what do the .397 and .597 stand for?

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

          OBP/SLG

        • Carlosologist

          The .390 is his on-base percentage and the .597 is his slugging percentage.

          • Bronx Ralphie

            thanks guys. i appreciate it.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Jose Molina is cute.

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    So serious question, do the majority think Nova has earned some serious consideration for next year or is just a 2010 fill in that hasn’t really hurt the Yankees?

    • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

      We’re only talking about two starts and counting, but he’s looked pretty solid. He’s young, he throws hard, he throws strikes. What more could you want? As long as he keeps it up through September I’m sure he’ll make the team out of spring training next year. He still has yet to go through a lineup more than twice though, so he still has a lot to prove.

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      As a starter? With Cliff, I doubt it, and it wouldn’t make much sense to keep him in the pen.

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

      Serious consideration, yes. It’s not the Yankees MO though. They want proven guys, and if those guys falter they give the kids a shot. I could see them either signing/trading for a polished veteran to supplant the back of the rotation.

    • vin

      If he can keep it up, then he will at the very least offer the Yanks some negotiating leverage with Lee or in the trade market. He could be more believable than “Bubba Crosby is our centerfielder next year.”

      Dealing with a desperate team is always more favorable.

    • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

      Thanks all. I like what I have seen but realize it is only two starts and Ross, you are correct on what trips 3 and 4 will be like for teams.

      I think he definitely has middle relief potential which is never a bad thing.

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

    Kay and Flash are making up. Adorable.

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

      Who wins in a fist fight? Flash and his athleticism? Or Kay and his massive body?

      • Klemy

        Well, Flash can’t possibly miss that head, but I’m not sure any impact to it would do any damage either. Tough call here.

  • Fred Lemond

    Geoffrey Beene

  • Yank the Frank

    That’s the Jose we know and love.

  • Cy Pettitte

    ouch, Morrow is all over the place

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

      A control artist, he is not.

      #ambiguousstatement

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

    Ugh, hand/wrist HBP’s make me nervous.

  • James A

    Have these two ever made it through a game without talking about where they went to school?
    I want Ron Darling to jump in to the booth so he can say, “I went to Yale, so yea… STFU.”

    • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

      It’s a shame that SNY (sans Hernandez) has a booth with 10x the broadcasting talent that the Yankees do.

      • drill me deep

        i take keith over kay any time… i think he is funny.

      • vin

        If they have to be better in any one aspect, then I don’t mind so much.

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      I never want to hear Ron Darling…ever…EVER!

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    No let up, please. Let’s try to not let Morrow settle in and go 7 innings.

    • Klemy

      +28

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

      (awaits comment about pitching to Bautista)

      • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

        Don’t tempt me!

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

      I’d be surprised if he makes it to the 6th.

  • Greg

    Ump is starting to give him the corners

  • Not Tank the Frank

    Morrow’s a guy who sits mid 90′s and touches the upper 90s and he’s up there today throwing Javy Vazquez fastballs. Looks like the Jays figured to shut him down at the right time.

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

    Grit tried to launch that 3-1 pitch.

  • theyankeewarrior

    Where can I get Sterling on a live stream?

    • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

      You can purchase the mlb audio package I believe.

      (can’t discuss illegal streams here!)

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

    I think we can all agree that Brett Gardner has far surpassed expectations this year, even with that ugly slump a month or so ago.

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

      Agreed. I thought he was a 4th OF.

    • RalphieD

      amen….i still cant believe how many walks he draws…and its not like there hasnt been time for the league to adjust and just throw him strikes…hes good enough of a hitter than you cant just throw strikes down the middle, too

    • Not Tank the Frank

      Absolutely. And a slump is a slump. It was bad, but he bounced back and has been a solid offensive player for 3/4 of the season so far. All I’d like for him is to improve his basestealing instincts/reads for next season.

      • Klemy

        Agree with this.

      • Chip

        That’s nitpicking when you consider he already has about 40 SBs on the year

        • Not Tank the Frank

          It is nitpicking, but it’s still something he needs to improve on. I think we’ve seen that this year.

    • Chip

      He’s earned the leadoff spot next year. I mean if you can score from first on a double down the line, you need to be in front of the heavy hitters

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

    That was pretty funny of Overbay.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Overbay…slick.

    • Yank the Frank

      It fooled Sterling

      • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

        No way are you serious?

        • Yank the Frank

          No i’m kidding, but it may have

  • Fred Lemond

    Grandy!!!

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Gardner wearing his PF Flyers…fuck yeah.

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

    #enfuego

  • Cy Pettitte

    BG has some serious wheels to score from 1st on that, god damn

    glad that Grandy pop up go tout of play

  • Yank the Frank

    I likes this Curtis Grandeson

  • Carlosologist

    GRANDY YOU MY BOY!

    /Brosius’d

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

    Curtis Granderson is good at this baseballing thing.

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      You mean Eduardo Nunez?

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

        No, no, he meant Austin Jackson.

    • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

      I think he’s going to have a huge year next year. Sure has turned it up recently.

      • Carlosologist

        I’ve been saying this since he was struggling epically. I’m thinking he’ll have a 2010 Swisher like breakout.

    • drill me deep

      the dude has amazingly strong hands and quick wrists. with Long’s fine tuning, his path to ball is short and compact. something i believe he is still adjusting to.

  • Guest

    Deep. Thick.

    • Sick Nwisher

      I wish that’s what she said :(

  • http://ballcraft.blogspot.com Zanath

    Ok, I’m watching on Gameday, and nearly every pitch Morrow has thrown is being called a splitter. What’s going on?

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      Jerry Remy must be working gameday.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Tex sucks. Bench him indefinitely.

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

    i’m loving the grandy man

    smoked that down the line

  • Carlosologist

    Wait, A-Rod and Boras are done? Wow, I didn’t see this coming.

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

    Holy A-Rod *_*

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

      also with that story of Pettitte pitching BP to Alex, I can’t help but think of this

      http://dumbshtireadonnyyfans.t.....ng-batting

      • Carlosologist

        What the fuck?

      • seimiya

        It smells like self-promotion in here.

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

          I prefer to call it “building the brand” ;)

          • seimiya

            Ahh, that’s what they call it here.

  • Cy Pettitte

    BG as a linebacker? oh man that would have been funny to see

  • pat

    Maybe he found some weird Canadian way to cork his bat.

  • http://www.repairmycomputer.com Marc

    I posted this on another thread, but I’m unsure if any of the RAB gods saw it.

    Is there a way you could add a module on the right hand side that says the next games date and time(and possibly who they are playing)? I hate having to go to another website to find out the games time. It’d be sexy if it was right there on the main page. Thanks for the great site and hard work guys!

    Also, ‘andrew’ added:

    Good idea. A little game preview… date, time, pitching matchups… who knows.

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

      Yeah, we’re working on a widget for the sidebar to do that. Give us some time.

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

        thanks man, you guys are the shit

      • http://www.repairmycomputer.com Marc

        Yay! I love it when the almighty gods take pity on us mortals, and add sexy features. Thanks again for the hard work!

      • seimiya

        I’m having a feeling I will soon be forced to change my homepage from MLB.com to RAB.

        • http://www.repairmycomputer.com Marc

          If you guys added a google search bar somewhere on the site, I’d probably make this my default homepage lol.

          • seimiya

            You don’t have search bar on top of your window, next to your URL bar and all of that?

            • http://www.repairmycomputer.com Marc

              Blah, of course I do. I just want RAB to be the last website I’ll ever visit

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

    I know this is random, but skip bayliss said that he thought Nelly and Lil Wayne were better than Eminem. Is he on drugs? Eminem is a top 5 rapper of all-time

    • drill me deep

      RZA, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Masta Killa and old dirty you know who would like have a word with you.

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

        ha i like all of those guys you listed, but only Raekwon could be considered close to Em. Em is on another level

    • drill me deep

      skip bayliss has an opinion on rap?

    • Chris

      He could have said Vanilla Ice was a better rapper than Eminem and it wouldn’t have surprised me.

    • Not Tank the Frank

      I don’t even consider Nelly a rapper.

    • esteban

      Soulja boy waka flaka shawty lo maino and jkwon top 5

      /fuckingwithyou’d

  • Cy Pettitte

    Loltista, what was that?

  • Yank the Frank

    Bautista giveth and taketh away

  • Carlosologist

    Sad fact: Teixeira has now surpassed Jeter in AVG.

    • drill me deep

      fun fact : Jeter leads the team in double plays.

      • Carlosologist

        fun obvious fact : Jeter leads the team in double plays.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Berkman getting hot, he smoked that

  • Yank the Frank

    This may be a big day for Berkman

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Ramiro the Hero.

  • Greg

    Pena’s hit well of late

    • Zack

      Hitting better than .200 is not hitting “well”

      The same discussion went on a week or two ago

      • Greg

        I said “OF LATE”

  • Michael

    When Pena and Nunez get back to back hits, you’re going to win.

    • Total Dominication

      Oops brothers name not mine.

  • Cy Pettitte

    good job by Nunie to beat that and keep the inning going

  • seimiya

    Michael Kay, wrong? Never.

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

    Going to guess Chien-Ming Wang for the trivia.

    • Greg

      Twice in one week?

    • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

      Since I’m not watching can I play Jeopardy?

      Who is the baseball player with a hyphenated first name and a last name that is a euphamism for male genatalia?

      /close?

    • http://www.repairmycomputer.com Marc

      What was the question? I missed it

      • seimiya

        Who was the last pitcher to throw 8+ innings of shutout ball before Sabathia?

        … something like that.

        • seimiya

          Yankee* pitcher.

        • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

          HAd to be more to it than that.

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

            Last complete game one hitter by a Yankee.

            • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa
              • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

                Thanks…

                35 in 90 years. 3 in the last 30..

            • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

              Makes sense.. Surprizing it’s been so long.

  • Chip

    Mussina?

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

      You’re right. Long ass time ago too.

      • Carlosologist

        That was my first guess. Just one out away from a perfecto…

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

      yeah thats what i was thinking

      the almost perfect game

  • seimiya

    Andy Pettitte?

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

    Again with the throwing.

  • Not Tank the Frank

    Uh oh Mike WTF is with Nunez and these throws?!?!

  • rek4gehrig

    Erratic arm Nunez strikes again

  • drill me deep

    man, Nunez really needs to work on his throws big time. that’s his achilles heel so far to me.

  • Chip

    Phew, Nunez gonna have to work on that arm of his

  • Paul Canales

    The hell is wrong with Nunez

  • Not Tank the Frank

    Another umpire with no idea what’s happening.

  • drill me deep

    you can’t not walk Mcdonald here, if he does, Joe G needs to get up the bullpen.

  • http://twitter.com/AnthonyMartins Anthony

    and Morrow’s season is now complete.

    • Not Tank the Frank

      Can’t wait to see him all next season…The AL East is simply brutal.

      • http://twitter.com/AnthonyMartins Anthony

        As long as we don’t see him in Toronto and only see him in the stadium.

  • seimiya

    What a crappy way to end your season. I am pleased.

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    Nunez makes you realize how good A-rod’s defense is. Guy doesn’t get enough credit for it.

    • rek4gehrig

      Nor Pena

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

    jeter’s got an edge

    yeah, and i got it with the cool vista roof!

    …lol

  • http://twitter.com/AnthonyMartins Anthony

    Ivan Nova has a lowere E.R.A. than C.C. Sabathia, he must be a better pitcher than him.
    (I was being sarcastic)

    • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

      Looks strange to see periods with baseball acronyms. Made me think you were talking about the Equal Rights Amendment, but that wouldn’t make much sense either.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I just got home; how has Nova looked?

    • rek4gehrig

      Good so far.

  • Not Tank the Frank

    Is this umpire out of his FUCKING mind?

  • Yank the Frank

    He’s starting to run out of gas.

  • Cy Pettitte

    no chance for Nova to get a win, that sucks

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    Looks like Nova isn’t going to pitch in the 6th inning… again.

    • mustang

      The last two times before were questionable hooks this one less so.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    That’s bullshit. Let the kid do this thing.

    • Greg

      Incorrect.

      You got to nip it in the bud. He was running out of gas

      • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

        At least let him decide his own fate. Worst case he gives up a homer and you’re down by 1. Do you really think the Yankees are done scoring today?

        • ZZ

          You can’t possibly be serious with this comment. Let Nova decide his own fate? How about let Girardi put the team in the best position to win.

          Making assumptions like the Yankees will keep scoring with such a tight pennant race going on would be absolutely ridiculous.

      • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

        Sorry, but I would have let him face the next batter.

  • http://twitter.com/AnthonyMartins Anthony

    Giradi has way to quick of a hook with Nova.

  • mustang

    Damn!

    I guess I can’t blame him, But……

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    Seriously, Joe? 76 pitches and 1 out away from being eligable for a win and you yank him? That’s weak.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      8 runners in 4.2 innings w/o a single strikeout with a lefty power hitter coming up? Yeah, I’d rather have Logan in there.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        File that under things I didn’t think I’d say in 2010.

        • Jose the Satirist

          I predicted Logan would make fewer than 25 appearances. Whoops.

    • http://twitter.com/AnthonyMartins Anthony

      He’s been taking him out around 80 pitches all of his starts so far. It’s ridiculous.

    • Greg

      It’s all about getting the win. THe bullpen is rested. He was running out of gas. I begrudgingly like this move

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

      If he gave up a double and the tying run you’d wonder why Girardi didn’t take him out.

      I’m fine with it, kid was gassed.

      • Jose the Satirist

        Yup.

      • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

        Much easier to second guess when you can’t know what the outcome would have been.

      • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

        I wouldn’t, because I have confidence that the Yankees aren’t done scoring yet.

        I get that Joe’s trying to protect the kid, but he seems to pull him one batter too early.

        • http://twitter.com/dpatrickg Dirty Pena

          Isn’t it better to pull him one batter too early than one batter too late?

          • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

            That batter = too early
            The next one = the right time regardless of outcome
            The batter after that = one too late

        • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

          Better than…

        • ZZ

          Joe is trying to protect the win, not the kid. This has nothing to do with Nova. It is about winning.

        • Greg

          You sure they’re not done scoring

    • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

      Unless he gave up a 2 run double that scored the runs. But we’ll never know..

    • rek4gehrig

      me thinks personal stats are less impt than winning this game. remember rays are still breathing down our necks

    • http://twitter.com/dpatrickg Dirty Pena

      Team win >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> (x infinity) getting a guy a player win.

    • Jorge

      Gotta have the lead after five, just in case Earl brings enough rain that they’re not playing any more. I would have loved to have seen him get the win as well, but I want to lead after five more.

      For once, I agree with Sterling.

      and he strikes him out…

  • http://www.superkyle.tk doctorRockzo

    wtf I can’t even watch a Blue Jays game in my own country against my favourite team with the worst announcers in the world (Rance Mulliniks and Buck Martinez). Canada is a joke.

  • ZZ

    This is September, not April. It was absolutely the right move by Joe to take Nova out there. All that matters with this slim a lead in the standings and having such a good Rays team is winning.

    Nova did a decent job of limiting the damage, but he did not look good today. Especially in this inning. It makes no sense to leave Nova out there with the benefit of an expanded roster.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Exactly.

      I didn’t see the game, but the fact that there were eight runners in 4.2 IP w/o any strikeouts (I think I read that correctly) tells me a lot about how Nova did today.

    • Jose the Satirist

      I miss you posting more frequently ZZ.

      • ZZ

        I’ll try to lighten up my schedule to make more time for RAB posting ;)

    • http://twitter.com/dpatrickg Dirty Pena

      Precisely.

    • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

      The only problem I have with what you’re saying is that you’re basically implying that Nova would have, without a doubt, given up runs.

      • ZZ

        Huh?

        Accounting for all the factors in that situation Logan gives the Yankees a better chance to win this game than Nova.

  • http://www.repairmycomputer.com Marc

    Good call.

  • Kevin G.

    Of course, as soon as I start school there’s a Yankee game. Oh and fuck sophomore year.

    • http://twitter.com/dpatrickg Dirty Pena

      You start school the Friday before Labor Day? What the hell?

      • Kevin G.

        Yep, and then I have 3 days off next week. (Monday for Labor Day and Thursday and Friday for a Jewish holiday.)

    • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

      Watch your mouth young man.

      • Kevin G.

        I’m sorry. Am I grounded?

        • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

          Don’t get sassy with me!!

          Sorry just practicing for when my kids get in high school.

          • Kevin G.

            Get off my lawn!

            • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

              Crap, how did you see me? Was it the antennae on my laptop?

      • Jose the Satirist

        No, now go away or I shall taunt you a second time.

  • mustang

    The two outings before this the hook was too fast today I can live with it.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Worst. Inning. Ever.

    • Cy Pettitte

      my thoughts exactly, that sucked

  • Greg

    And of course they swing at the first pitch three straight times!
    WTF!

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    A 3 pitch inning? Come on.

    • Greg

      Are you sure they’re not done scoring runs?

      • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

        Yes, one bad inning doesn’t change that. Maybe if you post this a few more times it will though!

        • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

          Well, if you go by the stats they probably score an average of 5 per game. Statistically speaking, they are done for the day.

    • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

      Better than a 2 pitch inning.

      • seimiya

        How would you pull that off?

        • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

          It’s very complicated. You wouldn’t understand.

        • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

          Bat out of order (automatic out), swing at the first pitch twice in a row?

          • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

            Nice! But does a pitch have to be thrown before the out of order rule kicks in? Does that pitch count?

            • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

              According to wiki, anything that happens when a player bats out of turn is nullified except for double plays.

              • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

                Reason 23847 on why baseball is the greatest sport ever created.

  • rek4gehrig

    I actually thought the Yanks were still hitting. Jeez…that was FAST!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Marte needs to come back, burning Boone so early means no more lefties in the pen

  • vin

    Boone Logan has given up 1 run since the ASB with 2 bb and 14 k. Not bad at all. I saw somebody here reference the “Melky for Logan” trade yesterday. Made me laugh.

    • Cy Pettitte

      It’s pretty mind blowing how good he’s been since the second call up, looking back at what he’s done the last few years he’d pretty much been a mop up man

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Did they just blame Cano’s short throw on Nunez?

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    Walking Jose Molina…

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Strikes please, Dave.

  • Klemy

    Making me nervous now.

  • drill me deep

    walking Molina? Drob, really?

  • Yank the Frank

    coo coo ca choo

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

    good job drob

  • Klemy

    Time for some more runs again.

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    Well, Joe’s moves have worked so far. Can’t complain, I guess. I wasn’t trying to suggest that getting Nova a W was more important than getting the team a W. Just that I would have liked to see him work out of trouble.

    • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

      Er, meant to post this as a reply to ZZ above. Sorry.

    • Not Tank the Frank

      I would have liked to see him with a longer leash too, but it’s September. He was brought up mainly to lengthen the rotation and give the starters some extra rest…and perhaps spell Hughes or Burnett for a start. That’s it. He’s 23; he’ll have plenty of chances to go deep into games. But right now, seeing if he can wiggle out of trouble in any given game is an afterthought.

  • seimiya

    I knew your high-socks power would come in for you, D-Rob.

    • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

      Did you see him pull them up just a bit higher before that last pitch?

      • seimiya

        Sadly, I was focusing on my eating my delicious and nutritious breakfast: Reeses’ Puffs.

        (I’m on the west coast – it’s only noon here.)

        However this does not surprise me.

        • Klemy

          Sir, those puffs are for any time of the day and they are stupendous.

          • seimiya

            No, I wasn’t justifying the Reeses’ Puffs, I was justifying the fact that it was breakfast. Apologies for lack of clarity.

            And as far as junk cereals go, they’re actually not my favorite. I would have preferred Fruit Pebbles or Golden Grahams, but Reeses Puffs was on a major sale, and I am a cheapskate. I am a junk cereal connoisseur.

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

    anyone know what the heck happened to Fake Michael Kay on twitter?

    havent heard from him in 2 weeks

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

      never mind, i got the reason tweeted to me by 10 people… haha

  • Cy Pettitte

    so much speed right there on the bases

    • Poopy Pants

      Speed and NO GIDP.

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    Brett making a case to be the permanent leadoff hitter… if it wasn’t strong enough already.

    (Also, called that we weren’t done scoring!)

    • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

      Just shows that statistics lie. The Yankees should have only scored 5.4 runs today.

  • rek4gehrig

    yanks rockin and rollin…I love it

  • Not Tank the Frank

    It’s all starting to come together boys! It’s all coming together!

  • drill me deep

    The future captain Nunez gets it done again !

  • Cy Pettitte

    Grandy is locked in against lefties

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Curtis, ftw!

  • Guest

    Why do people keep doing this?

  • MikeD

    What are Grandy’s numbers against lefties since the hitting clinic? I think they’re actually better than against righties. (Sorry if this has already come up. Just arriving as the Labor Day weekend begins early at work!)

    • http://twitter.com/Brad_Toughy Brad Toughy

      Not including today, he was at .428/.476/.809 in 21 at bats.

      After today’s K and 2B against Tallet, he’s at .434/.478/.826.

      Not too shabby.

      • http://twitter.com/Brad_Toughy Brad Toughy

        And with the walk against Purcey, he’s up to
        .434/.500/.826

        • MikeD

          Great, thanks. SSS, but I wouldn’t have thought that possible a month back.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Stop swinging at the first pitch, please.

    • Guest

      It worked the last time someone IBB Tex before Cano.

  • Greg

    He needs a day off

    • Poopy Pants

      He had at least 4 months off, right?

  • seimiya

    You know what happens when they IBB Tex…

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    Not to keep harping on Austin Jackson buuuuuut..

    Jackson v LHP: .232/.298/.297

    • Klemy

      Damn you and you’re facts!

      • Klemy

        errr your

    • MikeD

      Yeah, but he has 2 HRs and 29 RBIs to go with his 141 strike outs. Oh, wait…

      • drill me deep

        he also scored 87 runs with those 2hrs and sports 360 opb and 770 ops as a CF. what’s with all the hating?

        • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

          Aren’t you one of the Jeter haters in these threads. Are you the pot or the kettle?

        • Not Tank the Frank

          No hating. I just think people (media) were very quick to judge it a lopsided deal and that’s just not the case. I personally would rather have Granderson but that’s just me. Jackson’s going to be a solid player.

    • drill me deep

      jackson is also waaaay over 300 against righties. we need to just let it go. Jackson has some bad peripherals in BABIP and B/SO. but the dude is playing good D, scoring runs and playing for the minimum.
      just drop it.

      • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

        Okay, just let us know when it’s okay to talk about this again.

      • MikeD

        …but I just joined. I’m just warming up.

        • Zack

          We shall not talk about Jackson until the next time Granderson goes 0-3. That’s how the game works.

          • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

            exactly.

      • Guest

        Not going to drop it. Many people have argued that Jackson is better than Granderson. People totally have the right to offer a counter.

        And the counter is a strong one. Granderson has been a better player this year based on the most meaningful metrics for judging a player (OPS+, UZR, etc). Now yes, Jackson is way cheaper than Grandy so he has been more valuable based on that fact.

        But, its pretty clear that Curtis was playing well beneath his standard of play for much of the season. Its also pretty clear that he has made some adjustments that could potentially improve his production going forward. Finally, Jackson’s numbers are augmented by an incredibly hot start of the season that was driven by an unsustainable BABIP. Despite this, Granderson has STILL been the better player this year (if not the more valuable one)

        We don’t know what the future holds, but it is highly unlikely AJax will be better than Curtis over the next 5-6 years. And, I would posit, the most likely outcome is Curtis will be sufficiently better than AJax that he will be more valuable, even though he will be paid considerably more.

        • drill me deep

          i think Granderson will help this yankees team more in the immediate future than Jackson will. That’s pretty much my take on the situation.

          Ajax is having a nice season . his BABip is unsustainable, but one can argue with more seasoning and familiarization with the league. Ajax could cut down his SO and make more contact thus maintain that average with a more reasonable babip.
          The biggest knock against him to me is his bb/so ratio..jackson simply needs to make better contact in his maturation process.

        • MikeD

          I have nothing against A-Jax. I hope he does well. We were all rooting for him up until he changed his laundry. Yet the Yankees did have some concern about his ever developing power.

          I share the same concern as Keith Law when it comes to Jackson. My fear is he might be Pat Listach.

          The Yankees wanted more power. They don’t build their team just to save money on Jackson vs. Granderson. They build a team to win. Right now, Granderson is the better player. My guess is the gap between Granderson and Jackson will be even larger next year (in the favor of Grandy).

          BTW I was trying to find a stat on Granderson and I kept putting in Curtis Jackson in the search engine, creating some Brundle-Fly type centerfielder that just doesn’t exist!

    • Not Tank the Frank

      Also:

      Jackson’s BABiP: .421 (!!)
      Granderson’s BABiP: .281

      Jackson’s UZR: 0.9
      Granderson’s UZR: 8.7 <—- love that one

      • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

        Uh oh.. you in for some deep drillin’

      • drill me deep

        I am not too big fan of defensive metrics such as UZR. I can tell you i have seen about 20 tiger games this year, Jackson is a very good defensive by eyeballing it. Curtis is good in his own right. i can’t really say which is one truly better other than i think both of plus defenders in CF.

        isn’t 3/4 season a small sample size in this case as well?

  • Yank the Frank

    When Arod comes back rest Cano against the first tough lefty, even though he hits lefties well, he needs a break.

    • Not Tank the Frank

      I think Girardi will. He knows he has Cano play everyday because of all the off days he gives to Jeter/A-Rod.

  • http://twitter.com/AnthonyMartins Anthony

    School starts for me on Tuesday. :( Going to miss Wednesday’s day game. Fuck junior year.

    • Carlosologist

      Same. But I’m excited for freshman year.

      • http://twitter.com/AnthonyMartins Anthony

        What, freshman year of highschool.

        • Carlosologist

          yup.

        • http://twitter.com/AnthonyMartins Anthony

          2nd easiest year of highschool after senior year. I have to take my SAT’s this year making this year the hardest, but at least I’m getting my permit in November

    • http://twitter.com/AnthonyMartins Anthony

      Also postseason tickets for season ticket holders always goes on sale on a weekday between 10-11. This year I happen to have two AP courses back to back during that time period. So I can’t just cut or leave during the middle of class.

  • pat

    Seems like he’s leaving D-Robb out to dry.

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    Joba in TEH 8TH!!!!111!!! today?

  • seimiya

    And here I was hoping that this game would end in around three hours so I could get some stuff done before I go to work.

    Silly me. What was I thinking?

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    Doesn’t sound like A-rod is coming off the DL on Sunday, according to Jack Curry. Bummer.

    • Mike HC

      I missed what he said. What did he say?

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

        He said it was possible, but that tomorrow would be important. Didn’t really come out and say it wouldn’t be Sunday.

        • Mike HC

          thanks.

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

        it’s more like “what did a-rod say.” Arod said that he could come back on sunday, monday tuesday… whenever he feels 100 percent

      • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

        He said: “A-Rod said he would return “Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, one of those days.” Since he’s hedging about calf, it probably means it won’t be Sunday”

      • Mike HC

        thanks all.

    • http://twitter.com/AnthonyMartins Anthony

      He’ll come of Sunday since it’s 40 man rosters, but he just won’t play right?

      • http://twitter.com/AnthonyMartins Anthony

        *off

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

    wood is straight filth

    • Zack

      I remember Steve Phillips basically laughing on the radio at the Yankees for acquiring Wood.

      But if you don’t understand the whole “buy low” philosophy then we know why he doesn’t have a job in baseball.

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

        that guy is a dummy. i still dont know why WFAN let him come back on radio

        • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

          Eh, I don’t mind him as much. He has some good baseball stories and he’s mildly entertaining. He’s a good sport about people shitting on his baseball moves, too.

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

            his baseball sense leaves much to be desired IMO. He also suggested the nationals trade stras for oswalt earlier in the season if i remember correctly.

            • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

              Yeah, he said they should have traded Strasburg for Oswalt, lol. Batshit stupid. Though at the same time, he was one of the few guys to worry about his delivery.

              • Zack

                Saying “Oh, he’ll break down” is not a big achievment. If he did it 10 years from now he could say “Told you”

          • Poopy Pants

            He also hooks up with women that look like Joba.

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

              I hate to say it because I’m not really attractive either and I’m a feminist and all that, but good lord, every time I see that woman he cheated on his wife with, I have to remember it’s a woman. :X

              • Poopy Pants

                I’ll readily admit I’m a disgusting looking guy, but facts is facts. haha.

      • drill me deep

        i think the reason he is out of baseball is because he doesn’t understand the concept of ‘boning low’… too much sweet drilling on the side , got nothing to do with baseball.

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

    Yay Kerry.

  • http://riveraveblues bob

    yankees trying to give this one away

  • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

    Hey, did you guys know that Austin Jackson has no sacrifice flys this year?

    /baiting’d

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    The only downside to Wood being this good is that some team is going to overpay him and make him their closer next year.

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

      and that the yanks shouldn’t really offer him arb, either

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

      Meh, there’s really no downside to Wood pitching well. He’s a long shot to come back next year anyway.

      • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

        Yeah, it’s not really a “downside”. I was hoping they’d be able to keep him around as insurance for Mo next year, though.

  • billbybob

    What the fuck is up with a 1:05 PM game on a Friday? I just got home and was amazed to find the Yankees on.

    • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

      Get used to it, they play at 1pm for 4 of the next 5 games.

      • billbybob

        Just can’t ever really remember an afternoon game on a Friday. Maybe I just have a bad memory and they do this every labor day weekend…

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

    games like this wish that we had a “supersim” button like you have in madden

  • vin

    Cliff Lee is definitely coming to the Yanks next year…

    From Buster Olney’s blog today regarding Manny cutting his hair and conforming to the team’s policy…

    “According to ESPN, Ramirez was flying in Angel Pena, the barber for Cliff Lee, Derek Jeter and Guillen, to work on his hair.”

    Cliff and Jeter share the same barber?! It’s in the bag.

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

      lol what kind of haircut does cliff lee get to share the same barber as jeter and man ram??

      • Carlosologist

        In the offseason, Cliff Lee has dreadlocks and sells marijuana.

        Disclaimer: This may not be true.

  • Carlosologist

    I believe that is what you call range.

  • pat

    Putting on a clinic!

  • http://twitter.com/Brad_Toughy Brad Toughy

    Nice to see Wood getting quick, easy outs.

    • rek4gehrig

      Good Wood.

      • JM

        TWSS

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    Granderson just padding his stats against LHP now.

    • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

      Can’t you just drop it!

      • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

        Hey man, I had to suffer for 3 months when every troll on the planet was coming out of the woodwork to shit on the Granderson trade. I’m going to enjoy it now!

        • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

          Yeah, I’m with you. Just messin with the deep driller.

  • Guest

    I know that optimal lineup construction doesn’t make that much of a difference over the course of a season. But for the fun of it:

    1. Gardner
    2. Swisher
    3. Cano
    4. Tex
    5. Arod
    6. Posada
    7. Granderson
    8. Jeter
    9. Berkman

    ??

    • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

      What’s wrong with Cano batting 5th? I don’t see a reason to move Tex and A-rod down. Plus, you know they’ll never move Jeter down to 8. That’d be on the back of every newspaper for a month. Realistically, I think our best lineup is:

      1. Gardner
      2. Jeter
      3. Tex
      4. Arod
      5. Cano
      6. Swisher
      7. Posada
      8. Berkman/Thames
      9. Granderson

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

        That lineup works for me.

      • Guest

        Oh, I know my lineup wasn’t realistic based on the precise point you make about moving Jeter. It was, to steal the handle of a regular poster, a “fruitless hypothetical” tossed out for the fun of it.

        I moved Cano up to three because he is our best hitter in terms of the average/power combo, and I think batting him third would get him a few more at bats. I put Swish two because he dominates Captain Jetes in terms of OBP.

        • Guest

          I mean we can all agree that Swish >>>>>> Jeter this year at the hitting baseballs/hitting baseballs for power/getting on base things right? I mean, this isn’t debatable, or am I missing something?

          Now again, I know it will never happen. And I also no that it isn’t a big deal because lineup construction doesn’t have a material impact on a team’s performance over the course of the season.

          But based on what we have seen in 2010, we would want Swish to have more at bats going forward than Jeter, no?

          • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

            Yeah, I completely agree with you. It’s just a moot point because Jeter will never be unwillingly dropped that far in the batting order.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      VS. RHP:

      1. Gardner
      2. Swisher
      3. Tex
      4. A-Rod
      5. Cano
      6. Posada
      7. Granderson
      8. Berkman
      9. Jeter

      vs. LHP

      1. Jeter
      2. Gardner
      3. Tex
      4. A-Rod
      5. Cano
      6. Swisher
      7. Posada
      8. Thames
      9. Granderson

      • Guest

        We can build on this.

      • drill me deep

        VS. RHP:
        1. Gardner
        2. Swisher
        3. Tex
        4. A-Rod
        5. Cano
        6. Posada
        7. Granderson
        8. Berkman
        9. Nunez

  • http://twitter.com/AnthonyMartins Anthony

    Cano is just fouling off all these pitches because he wants to put off running around the bases. #lazy

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Or he’s facing Phil Hughes.

      • seimiya

        I was just thinking this, actually. I can’t watch anyone foul a million pitches off anyone else without thinking of Phil Hughes.

  • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

    Trying to bunt for a hit off of Mo? Please…

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

    That was totally the wrong pitcher to do that against, arrrrrtard.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Push bunting when down four. WONDERFUL strategy. Thanks, dude.

    • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

      It’s all about getting runners on base. I can understand it more than sacrifice bunting.

  • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

    Sterling talking about who will get the win today (if Yanks hold on). He thinks it shoudl be Wood. I’d agree, but my guess is they give it to Logan.

    • seimiya

      This.

    • Evan3457

      They gave it to Wood, but that’s a mistake in my opinion. The comment on scoring rule 10.17 says the scorer doesn’t have to give the win to the first pitcher in if he fails to go one inning, but it also says that the pitcher who gets the crucial outs should be a 2nd criterion.

      Logan got the most crucial out with the go-ahead run at the plate in the 6th. Wood never faced the go-ahead run. Wood got Robertson out of a jam in the 7th, but the tying run was still in the on-deck circle.

      I would give the win to Logan. He doesn’t even get a hold, because it wasn’t a save situation when he came in.

      • Evan3457

        The crucial out Logan got was in the 5th, not the 6th. Sigh.

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

    hmm interesting to give the win to wood

  • PaulF

    Wow, just got home. I knew the Yankees were starting rookie Ivan Nova against a good offensive team that had just seen him. And they put out a lineup without Swisher, Jeter, or A-Rod. And they are about to win 7-3. This team kicks ass.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I get such a feeling of satisfaction when Bautista pops up.

  • Carlosologist

    We’re up two over Tampa! CELEBRATE IN THE STREET

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

    Those three outs were hilariously easy

    • CBean

      I was at the game. I didn’t think we’d get Mo and then we did, and it made a great day even better (despite the jackass in the seat behind me)

  • Jerome S

    is gonn’ rain!!

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

    great fucking win

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    Dent over Posada for #20?

    TRAVASHAMOCKERY