Sep
04

Game 136: Can they make it eight?

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Another chance for Javy. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

It’s very easy to get greedy in baseball. A player gets a hit in his first at-bat? How about he makes it 2-for-2 next time up. The bullpen has thrown ten scoreless innings over the last three games? Why not make it 11. The Yankees have won seven straight games? Let’s make it eight. It’s much easier said than done, but the Yankees have a chance to win that eighth straight game this afternoon, which would be their longest winning streak since coming out of last season’s All Star break with eight straight.

Making his long-awaited return to the starting rotation (depending on who you ask) is Javy Vazquez, who allowed four hits and struck out eight in nine innings of long relief since his last start. Hopefully some rumored mechanical tweaks have helped him rediscover his stuff and a fastball that seems to have disappeared without explanation. It is a classic trap game for Javy though, because if the Yanks lose he’ll get the blame even though it’s extremely difficult to win eight in a row in this league. Dustin Moseley, who forfeited his rotation spot to Vazquez, is available out of the bullpen.

The Yankees had a seven game winning streak halted by the Blue Jays on this exact date last season, but the good news is that Roy Halladay won’t be around to one hit them this time around. Here’s the starting nine, which originally featured Nick Swisher. He was a late scratch when his sore left knee stiffened up during pre-game warm ups.

Gardner, LF
Jeter, SS
Teixeira, 1B
Cano, 2B
Thames, RF – yikes, I assume Austin Kearns hand is still bothering him from yesterday’s hit by pitch
Berkman, DH
Granderson, CF
Nunez, 3B
Cervelli, C

And on the bump, it’s Javy Vazquez.

Yet another day game, though that’s not terribly odd on a Saturday. It’s those Friday afternoon games that get you. This one is scheduled to start a little after 1pm ET and can be seen on YES. Enjoy.

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676 Comments»

  1. Total Dominication says:

    He calls Wood “Woody?”

  2. Total Dominication says:

    Does that mean 7 and a tenth? Or 7 and a third?

  3. Cy Pettitte says:

    Thames over Kearns in the OF? please explain

  4. Pat D says:

    Ah, a hellish week of work that saw me calling in sick without hours to cover it, ratting on my immature, whiny co-workers for wishing that our supervisor would get fired, and then having to worry about how that’s all going to fall out, is finally over.

    So let’s win today!!

    • Not Tank the Frank says:

      Nobody likes a rat.

      • Esteban says:

        snitches get stitches

      • Pat D says:

        They deserved to be ratted on.

        They incessantly whine and complain when they don’t get their own way, when we don’t constantly get pulled off the phones, when they’re told to do their jobs properly.

        They treat our supervisors with pretty much zero respect and they all still act like a bunch of spoiled grade school and high school students.

        I’m 29 years old and the second oldest person on my team. It’s terrifying to me that I’ve become the old man at such a young age.

  5. Total Dominication says:

    IO is sponsored by Rob Dibble.

  6. Total Dominication says:

    I’m calling Puma’s first Yankee Home Run today.

  7. Total Dominication says:

    Windy and Sunny in a Thames OF, not good.

  8. Carlosologist says:

    Javy has velocity once again!

  9. Cy Pettitte says:

    struck out Bautista, nice, i like that

  10. Mike Axisa says:

    Javy’s fastball doesn’t look like my fastball anymore. That’s good.

  11. Total Dominication says:

    Javy Vazquez shall pitch to a .7 era in 5 starts in June, pitch 40 innings with 42 strikeouts and win AL Pitcher of the month. Book it.

  12. James A says:

    I know Mejia is legit, but who spells their name Jenrry?

  13. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Is a River Ave. Blues roll call for each game?

  14. Pat D says:

    Teh Gritster!

    Now run!!!

  15. Cy Pettitte says:

    I know Joe will do it, but I’ll be disappointed if Gardner gets moved out of the leadoff spot when Alex comes back

  16. Carlosologist says:

    Gardner is a distraction on the bases.

  17. Total Dominication says:

    If Brett isn’t leading off every game that he’s playing in for the rest of the season, it will be a mistake.

  18. drill me deep says:

    Gardy is really making a case for being the everyday leadoff guy, i think he should be.

  19. Not Tank the Frank says:

    Hey I’m just happy he hit it in the air the other way. That’s what it’s come to…

  20. Pat D says:

    Wind didn’t help us there.

  21. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Wow, Thames is going to have a field day in right.

  22. Not Tank the Frank says:

    Out by a mile.

  23. Pat D says:

    Gardner = out.

  24. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Decent jump?

  25. Cy Pettitte says:

    wow he was out by a lot there

  26. Total Dominication says:

    Nice scoop.

  27. Accent Shallow says:

    Can’t complain too much about that missed call on Gardner, but I totally hate the autostrike on 3-0.

  28. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Damn that was stroked.

  29. Total Dominication says:

    That looked like it was hit harder than it really was.

  30. Carlosologist says:

    At least we’re hitting line drives. One of them is bound to land at some point.

  31. James A says:

    Manny with a single off of the laptop thief

  32. Cy Pettitte says:

    Text poll about Revis? they are really running out of questions

  33. Total Dominication says:

    This isn’t football Micheal!

  34. Not Tank the Frank says:

    THAMES!! TEH RANGE!@!

  35. Total Dominication says:

    HE MAKES THE PLAY!!!!!!

    /but let Cano get it next time!!

  36. bexarama says:

    Whooooah Thames made a catch and no one almost died or anything

  37. Accent Shallow says:

    Home Run Javy is at it again.

  38. Cy Pettitte says:

    bad Javy….

  39. Carlosologist says:

    The porch giveth, and the porch taketh away.

  40. Total Dominication says:

    We’ll get it back. Just a solo.

  41. Not Tank the Frank says:

    Well Javy tends to do that once or twice a game.

  42. James A says:

    Swisher wouldve had that

  43. Ross in Jersey says:

    I’m hoping that was just one bad pitch. Let’s go Javy!

  44. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Overbay kills us. 60% of the time…all the time.

  45. drill me deep says:

    if you are javy , you are going to give up homeruns, that is a given. But , please, don’t walk the guy after it.

  46. Not Tank the Frank says:

    I honestly don’t think we’ve seen a decent umpire behind the plate all week.

  47. Total Dominication says:

    Fucking kidding me.

  48. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Goddamnit.

  49. Pat D says:

    Futhermucker.

  50. Carlosologist says:

    asdfghjkl what the fuck

  51. Ross in Jersey says:

    Nope…. same old Javy. God dammit, guy seriously just doesn’t compete anymore.

    • bexarama says:

      Either you’re kidding or I’m going to laugh at you. Not that I’m pleased but really.

      • Ross in Jersey says:

        Jesus christ bex, I’m clearly just venting frustration. Do you need to jump down my throat every single time?

        Two homers on the same cerment-mixer slider. Are you going to try to spin that? Or I’m sorry, should I have said “same old post-July Javy” to make you feel better?

    • Poopy Pants says:

      Very confusing post. He’s the ‘same old Javy’ and in the same sentence you say he ‘doesn’t compete anymore’ inferring that he used to compete, but you also infer that he never competed. Which is it?

  52. Not Tank the Frank says:

    Jesus

  53. It'sATarp says:

    at least we’ll have a good long man

  54. drill me deep says:

    Bang ! just like that , Javy back to the back end of the this bullpen where the sun rarely shines….

  55. seimiya says:

    :| BAD JAVY.

    • Poopy Pants says:

      FYI, ‘someone’ is pretty angry about the whole ‘good AJ/bad AJ’ thing (even though I think it’s the title of some game threads and widely encouraged on this site). Me thinks he’s going to get angry about ‘good javy/bad javy’ too. Just giving you a heads up.

      • seimiya says:

        Oh, I wasn’t implying there is a good Javy and a bad Javy. I was saying it in a way like one might yell at their dog chewing shoes. “Bad, Javy!”

        Thanks for the heads-up, though. Curse you, lack of tone in text!

  56. Not Tank the Frank says:

    Good Lord that pitch to McDonald was absolute garbage.

  57. Fogg says:

    Every breaking is hanging right in the middle of the plate. He’s not long for this game.

  58. drill me deep says:

    Javy is really only having a slightly worse 2008 version Chisox season with us. He is below mediocre right now,one can argue that he doesn’t merit a playoff roster spot.

  59. Total Dominication says:

    Niiiiice play.

  60. Carlosologist says:

    …Can we stop swinging at the first pitch please?

  61. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    That was a really long bottom half.

  62. Hughesus Christo says:

    Kay no-sold the hell out of that McDonald play

  63. Total Dominication says:

    6 pitches guys, really?

  64. Pat D says:

    Lofton, Fermin, Baerga, Belle, Milligan, Ramirez, Maldonado, Thome, Ortiz was the lineup that day.

  65. FachoinaNYY says:

    Javy really didnt pitch that poorly… the two run shot was basically bad luck.

  66. Pat D says:

    Yeesh, tensions seem to be running high already. I feel like I’m at work again…

  67. Accent Shallow says:

    Why are they bringing back Alex on Sunday if he’s not 100%? Give the man a few more days if that’s what’s needed.

    • Ross in Jersey says:

      With the rosters expanded, there’s really no reason not to take him off the DL. Joe doesn’t have to play him, but there’s no downside to activating him incase Joe wants to pinch-hit him or something.

  68. Pat D says:

    Andy’s ideal world, eh?

    (waiting for it)

  69. Cy Pettitte says:

    oh man, I can’t wait for Andy to get back, happy everything went well this morning

  70. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    The word of the day is “cautious.” As in, Kim should be cautious around Michael Kay.

  71. Total Dominication says:

    Nice Pitch?

  72. bexarama says:

    LOL, Javy has nothing today but he’s gotten Bautista out twice, WTF.

  73. Carlosologist says:

    We should treat Bitchtista like they treated Brandon Phillips in St. Louis.

  74. Cy Pettitte says:

    Sit down Jose

  75. Hughesus Christo says:

    1. What the hell was that pitch

    2. What the hell was that look from Bautista

  76. Ross in Jersey says:

    Judging from his reaction, it’s disrespectful to strike out Bautista on slow curves too

  77. bexarama says:

    Wow, Bautista is an asshat. I get staring in at a pitcher when they almost hit you but when they strike you out? WTF

  78. Not Tank the Frank says:

    Holy shit Vazquez is so lucky missing his spots like that.

  79. Steve H says:

    So was Bautista’s staredown enough to get a brushback pitch later or was it no big deal?

  80. Pat D says:

    C’mon guys, we killed this guy oh so short ago!

  81. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Cervelli is an idiot.

  82. Ross in Jersey says:

    Wow, lucky play by Cervelli there. He was dead if that play was cleanly fielded. Guess he got too excited about his monthly base hit.

  83. Total Dominication says:

    Smart baserunning.

  84. Cy Pettitte says:

    Cervelli going for two, I was like “NO NO NO NO WTF ARE YOU DOING?” but everything turned out better than expected

    • JimAbbottFan says:

      He even slipped a bit, so an already questionable move followed by that had me waiting for the camera switch to show him getting tagged easily. I’ll take the result though.

  85. Total Dominication says:

    Gardy is on fiyah!

  86. Cy Pettitte says:

    Jeter is back?!

  87. VO says:

    There we go Jeter.

  88. Ross in Jersey says:

    Attaboy Jeter.

  89. bexarama says:

    Haha, it’s a line drive in the box score

  90. Pat D says:

    Wow, he has piss poor instincts at third. But I thought someone said he’s not just a one-dimensional player???

  91. Total Dominication says:

    Jetah!!!! Clutch!!! BABIP!!!!

  92. drill me deep says:

    sweet drilling by Jeter! double sure beats double play!

  93. Carlosologist says:

    JETER

  94. Total Dominication says:

    WTF? When did his average get that low?

  95. drill me deep says:

    marc , err, Rezeiouiyuiuyosjski, impossible to… you better recognize CANO, Mr Robinson to you!

  96. Not Tank the Frank says:

    Robbie, Robbie, Robbie…

  97. Cy Pettitte says:

    Cano expanding the zone = not good

  98. Pat D says:

    C’mon Robbie, don’t fall prey to ESPN jinxing you!

  99. Brooklyn Ed says:

    wow the Yanks are already promoting 2011 tickets. The Yanks still haven’t reached the playoffs yet. :(

  100. Carlosologist says:

    TIE GAME BITCHES

  101. Mike Axisa says:

    It’s a two run single for Cano!

  102. Not Tank the Frank says:

    DOES. HE. LOOK. LIKE. A BITCH!!!

  103. VO says:

    Don’t ya know?

  104. Ross in Jersey says:

    Cano is still good at baseball.

  105. Cy Pettitte says:

    Cano jokingly asking for the ball is pretty funny

  106. Total Dominication says:

    Robbie shall get that average back up to 330. Book it.

  107. Total Dominication says:

    Time for Puma’s first Yankee homer.

  108. Ross in Jersey says:

    I hope, at some point, A-rod regains his 2007 form, even for just a week or two. Just to witness the utter devastation of a hot Tex/A-rod/Cano at the same time.

  109. drill me deep says:

    if you pitch Cano almost anywhere in the zone, he is apt to hit it hard somewhere. Cano gets himself out when he expands the zone, he has the same contactbility as Pedroia if he stays in the zone.

  110. James A says:

    olerud, molitor, alomar

  111. Pat D says:

    Alomar, Olerud, Molitor, not in that order.

  112. Mike Axisa says:

    Olerud and Alomar have to be two of the three.

  113. Total Dominication says:

    You got that right Michael.

  114. Pat D says:

    After the season Winfield had for the Jays in ’92, I was quite pissed when they signed Molitor. I promised myself I wouldn’t root for the Jays in ’93, but when they played the Phillies in the World Series…well, that forced my hand.

  115. drill me deep says:

    just eyeballing it, Puma’s right handed swing is considerable loopier and longer than his left handed swing,I would venture to say he is prolly mainly a pull and low ball hitter from the right side. perhaps, K long can work on that a little, if it’s plausible at this point of the season.

  116. Carlosologist says:

    Fun fact: Lance Berkman has a career RF UZR of -10.8 in 2032.2 innings. He’s still a better option than Marcus Thames, who has a -12.5 career UZR.

  117. Not Tank the Frank says:

    THAMES!!!

    I don’t care. I’m happy when he makes routine plays out there.

  118. theyankeewarrior says:

    Thames playing the field.
    Granderson vs. a lefty.
    Cervelli & Nunez 8&9.
    Javy at YSIII vs. the team with the most HRs in MLB.
    Berkman hitting righty.

    Yankees still can’t be stopped.

    That’s power.

  119. Ross in Jersey says:

    Between Javy and Thames, any time a ball is hit to right my heart stops.

  120. Ross in Jersey says:

    Kevin Long is the Dave Duncan of hitting, apparently. Granderson = cured!

  121. Not Tank the Frank says:

    Yeah Nunez is a true hacker.

  122. Pat D says:

    I say call that an error.

  123. VO says:

    Heh, it works.

  124. Cy Pettitte says:

    Cervelli 2 doubles in one game, after a 4 hit game

    he is the true heir apparent to Jorge

    (not srs)

  125. Pat D says:

    Wow, Kay’s got wandering eyes.

  126. Carlosologist says:

    Gardner is going to have a .400 OBP by the end of the season. Book it.

  127. swisher's fauxhawk says:

    Would you rather get a close-up on TV sucking up to Michael Kay, or never get a close-up at all?

  128. Pat D says:

    Flash was right, Nunez most certainly lucky.

    Also, anyone who calls Michael Kay the best announcer ever needs to be……anyone got something clever?

  129. Not Tank the Frank says:

    Gettin a little lucky too here during this winning streak…but that’s what happens.

  130. Pat D says:

    I say throw at Bautista now.

    Just because.

  131. Esteban says:

    Oh no, Teix, injury delay what happened with that HBP

  132. Pete says:

    remember when the jays scored 3 runs earlier? Adorable.

  133. mike c says:

    85 mph fastball, good lord

  134. drill me deep says:

    Joe G, please have the bullpen ready, just in case, Javy makes me nervous.

  135. bexarama says:

    I’m not a Jets fan and I barely follow football. What are people’s thoughts on this whole Revis thing? (I’m sorry if this is awfully painful to talk about or whatever.)

    • mike c says:

      incredibly frustrating

    • Pat D says:

      Jets said they would pay him, then decided not to. Revis is holding out because he wants to be the highest paid cornerback.

      • Pat D says:

        Oh my opinion is that Revis is right to hold out if promises were made to him and then the team got cold feet. Football is a violent sport so players have short shelf lives and non-guaranteed contracts. He’s right to hold out for as much guaranteed money as he can get, especially since there might be a lockout next year.

    • Mike Axisa says:

      Terrible. He needs to be back like, yesterday.

    • Mike HC says:

      I’m a Jets fan. I wish Revis would play obviously, but I get players, especially in football, doing whatever they can to get paid as much as possible. I don’t think the Jets should just automatically cave in though. I see both sides, personally. Just sucks he won’t be on the field.

    • Cy Pettitte says:

      it’s kind of ridiculous that he won’t take 12 mill a year, after all he is in the middle of a contract. The reason why Nnamdi got so much is because he played out his rookie contract and was consistently one of the best corners, so Al Davis rewarded him. What Revis is doing would be akin to Brett Gardner saying he wants a raise to what Crawford gets as a FA after this season even though he’s in the middle of his contract and has only had one breakout year.

      • Pat D says:

        As I’ve said, what I heard is that the Jets promised to pay him at a level equal to the top corner in the league.

        • Cy Pettitte says:

          They might have said that but I never remembered them saying on a 10 year time frame, Revis wants 10/160mil, which is ridiculous, after 32/33 years old he won’t be worth anywhere near that. He should take 10/120mil or more money/year but a shorter time frame, like 6/96mil

          • Pat D says:

            I think it’s about maximizing the guaranteed money. So I guess his figuring is if he gets more years, he’ll get more guaranteed.

            I agree that a 10/160 contract is ridiculous.

            • Cy Pettitte says:

              Yea, he definitely wants a lot of it be guaranteed, but if he wants that he shouldn’t expect to get a 10/160. There has to be some tradeoff there, he can’t be the highest paid, longest contracted, and have the most guaranteed money.

              In the end I think he will get screwed, the Jets have control over him for a few more years, he’ll end up with a crap deal as a 27 year old who hasn’t played in the league for 3 years if he keeps this up because I really don’t believe the Jets will cave, it’s just too much money (imo)

        • mike c says:

          sounds like a credible source

  136. Mike HC says:

    Javy looks like his fastball is back to 86-87.

  137. Pat D says:

    I don’t know what that thing is, but it does not belong at a baseball game!

  138. James A says:

    Way to be appreciative Daniel

  139. Cy Pettitte says:

    Javy gets the hook after 4 2/3′s too

  140. Mike Axisa says:

    Moseley? Fucking MOSELEY?!?!?!?!?!

  141. Carlosologist says:

    Logan should get the job done, no?

  142. Not Tank the Frank says:

    Quit your bitching Javy you pitched like trash and were lucky to escape with three runs thus far.

  143. FachoinaNYY says:

    Deja Vu…

  144. Paul Canales says:

    Sorry but I don’t like GGJV. Too many homers.

  145. Pat D says:

    Having faith in your bullpen does not mean you should overwork your bullpen.

    And why Moseley and not Mitre here?

  146. It'sATarp says:

    good job girardi

  147. James A says:

    I feel like Girardi puts a little too much into the batter vs pitcher stats
    SSS Joe

  148. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Attaboy, Dustin.

  149. Mike Axisa says:

    Oh who could have foreseen that.

  150. bexarama says:

    Well that worked out well :/

  151. Total Dominication says:

    Why the fuck is Mosely in there?

  152. FachoinaNYY says:

    God. Damnit.

  153. drill me deep says:

    back to OFFENSE ! Javy gets a D for today’s game?

  154. Ross in Jersey says:

    Gee, no one saw that coming.

  155. Greg says:

    Dont blame Girardi. Blame Vasquez for not pitching well

  156. C says:

    What the fuck, didn’t we take Moseley out of the rotation for a reason? Putting him in with the tying run on base??

  157. Paul Canales says:

    This is what we have to look foward to every 5 days; a damn slugfest

  158. Cy Pettitte says:

    NOW Boone gets up…

  159. Ross in Jersey says:

    I still don’t understand that move. Wouldn’t that have been a good place to try out Albie in a pressure but not do-or-die situation? Why use the worst longman we have there? Urgh.

  160. drill me deep says:

    not going to Booney there makes no sense to me… but onward and upward, we got Cervelli coming up soon, auto hits and runs coming up!

  161. Bob Stone says:

    Very unfortunate choice of bull pen pitchers by Girardi.

  162. nathan says:

    Looks like Joe G wanted to make a point that he doesnt just pull rookies outta there with 4 2/3, infact that was his quote yesterday.

    Doesnt Joe G owe it to himself to give Javy a shot and try and build him up, if he gets outta thats a confidence booster. sigh.

    • Steve O. says:

      I have no problem with him going with a reliever there. I have a problem with going with Moseley there. Logan, D-Rob, Chamberlain, and Wood, would have been much better options.

    • Mike HC says:

      It would not have built his confidence to get hit around though, with basically no fastball left. After relieving the past two games, it would have been unfair to keep stretching Javy out any more with clearly diminished stuff.

  163. James A says:

    Good thing Posada has the day off
    I dont think he likes Carlson all that much

  164. Steve O. says:

    If there’s one thing that you can be happy about in that situation, is that Moseley didn’t give up the lead.

  165. Pat D says:

    Great, I made fun of him for Jeter’s double, and now he makes that play no problems.

    What an asshat.

  166. Mike Axisa says:

    Now he goes to Logan. Unreal.

  167. Ross in Jersey says:

    Logan now? I give up trying to understand what Joe’s thinking.

  168. mbonzo says:

    Is this BIZARRO Yankees!? What is Girardi smoking!

  169. bexarama says:

    I rarely complain about Girardi and I’m sure he has SOME reason for this but um… this is silly.

    • Not Tank the Frank says:

      This is like my dream come true!! :-)

    • Ross in Jersey says:

      Yeah I… really don’t know how to follow his line of thinking. Use Moseley because he has good splits against the current batter, but then take him out after recording the final out? He’s a long man who pitches to contact, not a short reliever you can use for single batters.

  170. pat says:

    Gardy made that look eeeeeeasy.

  171. Not Tank the Frank says:

    If Joe uses 7 at bats as the reason to bring in Moseley then that tells you all you need to know about why he deserves to be critisized as a manager.

    • Mike HC says:

      You think it is that egregious to assume if a guy is 0-7 against Moseley, there is good chance he will get him out again. Just because it did not end up working, does not mean it was a bad decision. If that is the best example for why Girardi should be criticized, you are really grasping at straws, in my opinion.

      His World Series ring last year and best record in baseball this year, is a much stronger argument for whey he should not be criticized.

      • pat says:

        Not to mention he was a former Manager of the Year and has shown a willingness to acknowledge and learn from previous mistakes. Not all managers do that.

        • Mike HC says:

          Not to mention everyone was calling for Girardi’s head for having any trust in Logan and the fact he kept going to him earlier in the year.

          Now they want his head for not going to Logan. People need to step back and not panic over every batter.

        • Not Tank the Frank says:

          Manager of the Year means absolutely nothing. It’s a nonsense award.

      • Not Tank the Frank says:

        You think it is that egregious to assume if a guy is 0-7 against Moseley, there is good chance he will get him out again.

        Yes. I do.

        What IS a small sample size? In that situation you bring in a better quality of reliever which has been discussed on here. It was a bad decision. Period. And that’s not the BEST example of why he should be critisized. I never said that. But it’s one of many examples of why Joe Girardi is simply not a good manager.

        That’s my opinion of him and I’m sticking to it. World Series or not.

        • Mike HC says:

          I’m not looking to get into a pissing match here, but you did write, “then that tells you all you need to know about why he deserves to be critisized as a manager.”

          My comment only intended to say that I think that is going too far. I don’t think managers make all that much a difference. So if you prove you can stay out of the way and win a championship, that is enough evidence for me.

  172. It'sATarp says:

    I guess we didn’t meet our quota of walk offs this year

  173. Jose the Satirist says:

    Just got here and read over the thread. Tension level between people seems fairly high in this thread considering the Yankees have won 7 games in a row.

  174. Total Dominication says:

    Would an extra out really have been all that hard for Boone Joe?

  175. Cy Pettitte says:

    conspiracy theory: they want Joe to make it a close game so that people stay and buy more concessions

  176. drill me deep says:

    Posada and swisher are available to pinch hit i assume?

  177. Steve O. says:

    I’m not one to bash Girardi’s moves, but come on. That Moseley decision looms large. This team doesn’t need any help scoring runs.

  178. Pat D says:

    Freedom watch!!!!!

    With the goombah!

  179. mike c says:

    michael kay thinks the bullpen was straightened out before they got wood

  180. Mike HC says:

    I remember not that long ago when everyone was getting on Girardi for using Logan at all and wanted him cut.

    Now everyone is yelling at him for not using Logan because he is so good.

    Funny how quickly things turn around.

  181. Ross in Jersey says:

    Do we really need Red Sox updates? They were worth keeping an eye on a couple weeks ago, but they’re dead and buried now.

  182. Pat D says:

    CenterStage with Michael Irvin!!

    I can’t wait to not watch that!!!!

  183. James A says:

    apparently nobody told revis its go time

  184. Steve O. says:

    Doesn’t Hill destroy lefties? Or do a lot better against them, I should say.

  185. Not Tank the Frank says:

    This doesn’t seem like it will end well…

  186. Not Tank the Frank says:

    Man Bautista sure has gotten full of himself.

  187. James A says:

    This Bautista kid seems like a really nice, well-rounded guy

  188. mike c says:

    OUTTA HEAAAHHH

  189. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    That was such a ball. But it’s Bautista so I love the blown call.

  190. Pat D says:

    Well…….that was Posada-esque.

  191. Cy Pettitte says:

    teh roid rage

  192. Naved says:

    Haha that was a ball.

  193. Ross in Jersey says:

    I don’t care if it’s irrational, Jose is classic roid raging!

  194. Not Tank the Frank says:

    You know…….I just can’t stand umpires. Horrible, horrible call. If that went against my team I would have shat somewhere.

  195. Jake H says:

    He had that coming all day long.

  196. It'sATarp says:

    make up call for ball 1, that was a strike

  197. Not Tank the Frank says:

    This is an interesting game to say the LEAST!

  198. Mike Axisa says:

    Oh Tex, you’re so fucking good.

  199. James A says:

    Obviously thats way off the plate, and umpires arent supposed to do that, but its hard to imagine not wanting to ring up someone as obnoxious as Bautista who is yapping the whole AB

    • rek4gehrig says:

      I would say homefield advantage but Jorge got the same treatment a couple of days ago. Oh well…..that’s baseball

  200. Cy Pettitte says:

    that play by Teix was ridiculous

  201. Jake H says:

    Wow, great play Teix.

  202. bexarama says:

    That was pretty fuckin’ awesome

  203. JimAbbottFan says:

    Tex starting his 7th inning stretch early.

  204. Total Dominication says:

    Fuck yeah!

  205. rek4gehrig says:

    Crushing on Tex

  206. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    ALEXEI!!!!!!!

  207. Pat D says:

    I have another theory as to why Bautista is so angry seemingly a lot of the time, but it’s very un-PC, so I won’t say it.

  208. JohnnyC says:

    Down goes Fraser!!!!

  209. Pat D says:

    “The famous Bid McPhee.”

    I love his statements like this, especially considering Bid McPhee is in the Hall of Fame.

  210. Not Tank the Frank says:

    Jose Bautista after a called strike three:

    “I hit 43 home runs in ONE SEASON! ONE SEASON! I drive…I drive… I DRIVE A DODGE STRATUS!!”

  211. VO says:

    I would put money on the idea that the amount of votes a player gets for player of the game does not change the results.

  212. JimAbbottFan says:

    Is it just me or is Cano looking a bit slow coming out of the box?

  213. Pat D says:

    You can’t stop the flow of the Thames!!!

  214. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    THAMES IS A FUCKING BEAST.

  215. Ross in Jersey says:

    Happy Thames are here again!

  216. mike c says:

    CLUTCH!!!

  217. Greg says:

    THEY CALL ME MR. THAMES!

  218. drill me deep says:

    Joe G : Timsy ! Timsy ! Timsy!

  219. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Thames!!!

  220. Cy Pettitte says:

    Thames! oh my god, he is absurd.

  221. It'sATarp says:

    Thames has a flair for dramatic clutch hits…

  222. Poopy Pants says:

    TIMMAY!

  223. bexarama says:

    THE RIVER THAMES OVERFLOWS!!!!!

  224. Scooter says:

    Holy crap – Thames crushed that one

  225. SF Yanks says:

    Fist pump.

    Fist. Pump.

  226. TOMACONDA says:

    It was just a matter of time the way he was swinging the bat today!

  227. swisher's fauxhawk says:

    Marcus Thames. Ice cold veins.

  228. Esteban says:

    Thames says “Who’s slumping?”

  229. TOMACONDA says:

    with a little wind he could have 3 homers today!!

  230. mike c says:

    thames + mo means i can leave the house now, woohoo

  231. drill me deep says:

    Timsy!

  232. Phil C says:

    Wierd question? If the final is 7-5 and Mo pitches the 9th can the official scorer give him the win rather the save?

  233. I don’t think Mo is available today. Probably D-rob in the 9th?

  234. Greg says:

    Overbay looked like a stiff against Wood

  235. Cy Pettitte says:

    K-Wood is so nasty, it’s crazy the difference between his pitching in Cleveland vs. NY

    • bexarama says:

      He just can’t handle the bright lights of Cleveland!!!!!

      No seriously, IIRC he had one AWFUL outing against the Royals or something where he gave up like 5 ER in 0.0 or 0.1 IP. It bloated his ERA terribly. Other than that, his Cleveland numbers were good. Not his ridiculous so far NY numbers, though.

  236. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Kerry gives me wood.

  237. drill me deep says:

    this Tex dude is really really good at this D thingie.

  238. a plethora of pinatas says:

    How much endurance does Wood have? (pun intended) Can he go the distance for a 2 inning save?

  239. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Ramiro 6-12 against the Jays.

    Orel says that’s equivalent to a .290 batting average.

  240. drill me deep says:

    imaging if you are a Jays fan, and your guy just walk Ramiro Pena, Yuck!
    it does happen !

  241. James A says:

    Get that magic number down to 19
    White Sox 3 – Red Sox 1 F

  242. Dela G says:

    grit gutner speed!

  243. bexarama says:

    LOL someone on Twitter wants to know why Bautista got “injected.” I think it was unintentional and I’m not one to make steroid jokes but just… LOL.

  244. Pat D says:

    Kay just compared Mo to a tire. Such blasphemy shan’t be tolerated!!

  245. charliechoochoo says:

    Oh my Mo that gotta hurt

  246. Chris says:

    That pic of Boone is short lived…

  247. bexarama says:

    Ahahaha @ Hill walking away before they even called strike 3.

    8 in a row!!!!!

  248. charliechoochoo says:

    We don’t even have our A lineup and we’re cruuuuuuuuuuuuuisssssing.

  249. rek4gehrig says:

    Winning is beautiful :-)

  250. Pat D says:

    Awesome pic of Johnny running away from Feliz.

  251. Esteban says:

    This team is GOOD. The bullpen has come together very nicely.

  252. vin says:

    Great countdown pic.

  253. smurfy says:

    We are so privileged to watch Mariano finish games. Hill came in thinkingto hit that homer again, and Mo let him get a two seamer on the foot!

  254. a plethora of pinatas says:

    Our pen is the shiznit…….our current starting rotation not so much. Awesome win nonetheless.

  255. Total Dominication says:

    Can’t believe I had to miss the end. 8 games baby! A-rod tommorow! We Will Not Be Stopped.

  256. Zanath says:

    Wow, Javy was not happy from hearing that interview.

    • It'sATarp says:

      seeing as how the inning played out after they pulled him, it’s not surprising. Nova sounded similar last night but javy have a bit more of a beef. whatever hopefully he rebounds next start.

      • Zanath says:

        Well yesterday, it sounded like Nova was more angry at himself. Javy seemed generally pissed at Joe. I wasn’t able to watch the game today, so I don’t know the situation.

    • mike c says:

      boo hoo

    • Centuar of Attention says:

      I’m pretty sure part of Javy’s reaction today is culiminated with his struggles for the year. I kind of feel for the guy because all of the critics are going to say, “Ha we told you so”.

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