Sep
11

Game 142: Time for a rebound

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(AP Photo/LM Otero)

Last night’s loss was one of the more … infuriating of the season (that’s a good word for it, no?), so now it’s time for the Yankees come out and remind Texas just who they’re dealing with. The Rangers walked off with a win in the first game the last two times these clubs met, but the Yanks came back the next day and not only beat Cliff Lee, but did so in comeback fashion.

Tonight, I just want a beatdown. Remind Tommy Hunter that he’s not destined for a long career with his 4.50 K/9. Remind Nelson Cruz why the Rangers tried to convert him to pitching just over two seasons ago. Let Ron Washington know that if he wants to made ten pitching changes a game, we’ll happily oblige as he looks for someone to stop the bleeding. No mercy.

Here’s the lineup…

Gardner, LF
Swisher, RF
Teixeira, 1B
A-Rod, 3B
Cano, 2B
Berkman, DH
Granderson, CF
Pena, SS
Cervelli, C

And on the bump, it’s A.J. Burnett.

Game starts a little after 8pm ET and can be seen locally on YES and nationally on MLB Network. Enjoy.

Categories : Game Threads
  • http://riveraveblues bob

    not a good time 4 aj 3inns 5 runs lets go aj shutout

    • Carlosologist

      I’d like to know where you buy your crystal balls.

  • Carlosologist

    Last night was horrible. Let’s go for a good ol’-fashioned blowout tonight.

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

    Last night kind of sucked.

    • http://www.twitter.com/TomZig Tom Zig

      If AJ actually has command today, I propose he put a fastball right in Nelson Cruz’s hip or between the numbers. No where close to an area that may cause injury. Like not near the head. Just a hey you beat us, so I’m going to hit you for it.

      But if AJ doesn’t have command, then eh forget it, he’ll probably hit him anyway.

      • Cy Pettitte

        AJ should throw at Gaudin for serving up that BP meatball to Cruz

        • ZZ

          It wouldn’t have come down to a meatball from Gaudin, if Joba didn’t serve up a fat appetizer first.

      • ZZ

        Why do Yankee fans suggest this about every player who plays well against them in a series? It’s juvenile.

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

          Thank you.

          I think Cruz might be in a “zone” or whatever. I mean, did you see the pitch he hit off of Mo? Did you see how far he hit THAT pitch? Just try to avoid pitching to him or whatever.

        • http://www.twitter.com/TomZig Tom Zig

          It’s not just Yankee fans. Plus it happens all the time. You hit a long HR off someone, you get plunked. I don’t see the problem.

          • ZZ

            It hasn’t been like that for years in baseball.

            Other immature fans making the same dumb suggestion doesn’t make it any better.

      • https://twitter.com/Carcillo_ Carcillo

        Didn’t AJ nearly do that last year, and get suspended for it?

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

          He threw at … someone on Texas after Padilla went crazy throwing at Tex a bazillion times. I think he got suspended or fined or something.

      • a plethora of pinatas

        We don’t need to go bush league…….we just need to win. I’ll take a win anyway it comes…..close game, blow out, blown call…….

    • Josh Z.

      If the outcome of a baseball game is paramount to your happiness, then your priorities are messed up.

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

    Apparently AJ shaved his head. I’m sure he looks retarded now, but as long as he pitches better…

    • Carlosologist

      AJ shaved his head last season too…

  • ZZ

    I don’t have mlbtv or know how to do a screenshot or any of that stuff, but someone should from a Jeter at bat last night.

    He was wearing a knee brace on his left knee.

    • Neil

      Was the knee brace designed to help him stop chasing pitches out of the strike zone? Don’t worry it’s Pena at short tonight. What’s wrong with starting Nunez? Why bring up Albaladejo to use him about once a week.

  • Cy Pettitte

    AJ will step up tonight, complete game shut out

    /enternaloptimist’d

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

    I talked to a Red Sox fan today that was surprisingly smart. He knew how to form sentences and not say offensive phrases.

    Seriously, though, he questioned many moves that the Red Sox have done or will probably do(like give David Ortiz a new contract or extend him.) He even knew about Jesus Montero.

    I asked him if he’s sure he’s a Sox fan, because I just didn’t get that vibe. That “I’d do my sister” vibe.

    • mike c

      was he ready to rent some cahhhz?

  • DallasGreen

    never heard of tommy hunter. we are in trouble

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

      Scouting report: He sucks.

      That’s literally the scouting report.

    • Carlosologist

      The last time Hunter faced us he went 4.1 IP and gave up 8 R, 5 ER.

  • http://riveraveblues bob

    nolan ryan was the only ranger left in pen

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

    So, I’m going to the concert on Monday. Anyone else going?

    • http://www.twitter.com/TomZig Tom Zig

      rub it in why don’t you

    • rek4gehrig

      me too

  • Betty Lizard

    I was dreaming in my dreaming
    of an aspect bright and fair
    and my sleeping it was broken
    but my dream it lingered near
    in the form of shining valleys
    where the pure air recognized
    and my senses newly opened
    I awakened to the cry
    that the Yankees / have the power
    to redeem / the work of fools

    /pattismith’d

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      Patti rocks.

      • Betty Lizard

        Truly.

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

    Re: that dude who was JIHPing over the Rangers’ run-scoring groundouts last night. If not for those Cruz longballs, they lose anyway. (fallacy of the you-know-what and all that.)

  • nathan

    A nice and easy 6-1 win.

  • Cy Pettitte

    over/under on game time tonight: 3 hours

    I’m saying over

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

    Chad Moeller had a double in 2 at-bats yesterday. Fransisco Cervelli has 3 doubles since the all-star break.

    /justsayinunleashthemoeller

    • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

      Wow, Moeller and Cervelli – really makes you yurn for the future of catchers.

      Thurman Munson must be shrugging his shoulders.

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

        That Montero guy has a lot of promise.

        (Yeah yeah yeah, might not stick at C, blah.)

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

    I feel like I still need to take a nap from last night’s game

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      I’m with you, Bexy.

      No, I mean I’m literally in bed with you.

      /SexuallyHarass’d

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

        I tried to think of some snarky comeback but I am too tired. So: blah blah something about Andy Pettitte, blah.

        • Kit

          Speaking of Andy, I think I had some anxiety after last night’s game because I dreamt that I was in the press room listening to Andy explain that he wasn’t returning this season because he “Didn’t fucking feel like it.”

          That was not a fun dream.

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

            I literally clamped my hand over my mouth just now at the thought of that. WORST DREAM EVER.

            • Kit

              Yeah. It was really horrible.

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

                You know if I was gonna dream about Andy I don’t think my dream would go… quite that way.

                Ahem.

                • Kit

                  I know. =)

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Hunter’s face is as red as his jersey is. Wow.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Raise your hand if you had BG putting up a top ten OBP this season?

    Put your hands down you liars!

    • Ian O’Connor

      Dude I totally called it you can check

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    You know who could rebound, Dennis Rodman and Bill Laimbeer. Those guys both knew how to get into position. Rodman especially with his size difference.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Fanning doesn’t work, people.

    • Cy Pettitte

      They need those mist squirting bottle fans we used to use at camp….or a dome

  • Greg

    It seems like everybody’s in a slump,
    Tex, Cano, Swisher,

  • James A

    Ladies, where are the “Tommy Hunter is so cute” posts?
    I was totally expecting them

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

      I would pinch his cheeks (his face cheeks, perverts). But um. Yeah.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Wake up, guys. Tommy Hunter sucks.

  • Andy

    At least we didn’t strand any baserunners

  • jonathan

    this is a serious question as i don’t have the numbers or the lack of laziness to look, but is there anyone in our “regular” lineup that isn’t slumping? People were taking turns, Swisher/Cano/Gardner early. Tex took off and so did Granderson. Arod had his turn. Jorge hit all those HR’s in a short span even Thames…but right now…nobody. our old team must be very tired.

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

      A-Rod’s certainly not slumping, neither is Berkman.

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

      Berkman went 3/4 a few days ago, was 1/1 yesterday and been swinging the bat well. A-rod has been crushing the ball since he got off the DL.

  • FIPster Doofus

    I really hate the white hats.

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

      they’re actually really nice in person, so much better than the ketchup-red hats of last year

      • FIPster Doofus

        I hated the red ones, too. I guess I’m just hateful toward non-traditional MLB caps.

      • Slappy White

        Yeah, I was just talking about that with my wife as she was sharpening a filet knife for some reason, and we think theyre the best stars and stripes hats yet

        :) thanks for the tip earlier

        • Kit

          Should you be speaking to your wife about your likes and dislikes while she’s holding/sharpening knives, Slappy?

    • Josh Z.

      They also go much better with home whites than road grays.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    So how was that first pitch not a strike? Am I drunk?

    • FIPster Doofus

      According to Gameday, the first two balls were both strikes.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Same with Brooks.

    • Slappy White

      also , according to gameday, yes youre drunk

  • ThrillHouseMD

    Bad AJ.

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    These hats are ugly.

    • Kit

      Yeah, well they’re for America, so deal with it.

      /half serious

      • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

        Like America really remembers anything other than their most recent Twitter or Facebook update.

  • James A

    Yogi, Frank Thomas, Joe Morgan, Ernie Banks, Mike Schmidt, Roger Maris, Barry Bonds, Dale Murphy, Hal Newhouser

    • BadaBling

      Cmon man, only one per inning!

      • James A

        Haha, Jimmie Foxx, Pujols, and Mickey Mantle did it as well

  • jonathan

    wow aj

  • Cy Pettitte

    Cliff Lee would have to be nuts to willingly sign with Texas as a free agent, how could you enjoy pitching down there in 90-110 degree heat every night?

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

      Some guys like that. CC loves pitching in hot weather.

    • nathan

      I think the way Lee has pitched in texas, its not a qn of will he like pitching for rangers, its a qn of will the rangers consider offering a contract for Lee

  • BadaBling

    I’d love to see a DP here, groundout to short please.

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    Alabama 14 Penn St. 0…. just in case.

  • http://www.twitter.com/TomZig Tom Zig

    Well AJ is off to a smashing start already.

  • BadaBling

    I vote to fire all the old ass umps and call up the minor league umps, they can’t be worse than these clowns.

  • http://www.twitter.com/TomZig Tom Zig

    Do the scouting reports on Michael Young say pitch him up in the zone?

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

    New day, same old frustrating game.

  • Greg

    Cant believe Vlad swung at one down the middle

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

    I’m just too tired to be angry or anything other than blah

  • BadaBling

    Vlad is amazing. The one guy who swings at junk, right down broadway. Nice pitch, bad location.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Vlad violated that ball. Damn.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Good pitch.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    The outside corner is apparently quite variable tonight.

    • mike c

      that was a good pitch to hit. after the 5.5 hr game yesterday, i’m sure the umps are making the hitters swing at those

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        I only say that because that exact same location was a ball on the first to pitches of the inning. All three were strikes.

  • BadaBling

    WOW, AJ got a called strike on the corner. Amazing! That’s a ball 76.2% of the time.

  • mike c

    whew, AJ got it done though, nice location on the 3-2 strike. good to see

  • Dalelama

    Who is the babe on the Yes commercial?

  • ThrillHouseMD

    Cy Hunter

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

    This strike zone is the size of Joe West’s butt. (for both pitchers.)

    • mike c

      ew

    • ShuutoHeat (Passion>all)

      Thanks for ruining dinner for me….

    • Slappy White

      Probably a great golfer

    • mike c

      i’m not sure why this reminds me of this, but my grandma is from worcester mass and she used to refer to clemens as “buns clemens” back in the day. she hated his fat ass, i loved watching baseball with her when i was a kid

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

        That is awesome.

  • hogan

    Funny, the umpire video replays in the little league world series took anywhere from 30-15 seconds.

  • mike c

    vlad is a FA after this season. thoughts on the yankees picking him up for a part time DH spot?

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

      He’s really slowed down in the second half. He’s slow and he doesn’t have a position. The Yankees don’t need that.

    • FIPster Doofus

      I don’t really see how there is room. Some of the senior citizens on the team will have to occupy the DH spot a few times a week, and there’s also the possibility of Montero doing the same.

      • mike c

        yeah i figure a rotating/montero DH would happen most of the time i guess– but having a guy like vlad would really fill out the “A-lineup” when posada is catching. thames would do i suppose but vlad has been great this year too

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Pass.

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

      Pass, but Jim Thome would interest me.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Per Brooks, all three pitches to A-Rod were in the zone.

  • Slappy White

    Again, the Rangers fans with a weak “Steroids” chant at ARod

    YES,dumbasses, he did them for you

  • BadaBling

    I know it’s early but, FREAK this damn strike zone. This flipping variable strike zone. When a ballplayer gets old, their skills diminish they don’t pick up the ball as quick and they aren’t as good. They retire. What about the umps? They get better with age, like fine wine? I doubt it, ROBO UMPS, please! Not meant as age discrimination whatsoever.

  • ShuutoHeat (Passion>all)

    Is it just me or is the crowd tonight really friggin annoying?

  • Kit

    And I only have sound on my YES feed. Anyone else having issues?

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

      Fine here, carrier is Cablevision.

      • Kit

        I have cablevision too. It came back after I changed the channel. My cable box has been giving me hell all week so I may have been the only one.

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

          Yeah, I hate their cable boxes. Mine just randomly goes into “standby” mode every so often. I want to switch to FiOS but it’s too expensive :(

          • Kit

            I had FiOS…it did not make me happy.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Lance!

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

    Puma’s been raking ever since he came off the DL. Nice to see.

    • Betty Lizard

      (hums “My Boyfriend’s Back” to herself)

  • Greg

    Well done

  • Carlosologist

    And they said Berkman sucked.

  • BadaBling

    Berk-is the-man!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Wwaaaaaah Berkman.

    /Axisa’d

  • Cy Pettitte

    Elvis has left the batters box

  • http://www.thesubwayconnection.com Newbie

    I love Berkman.

  • mike c

    lance berkman seems like a good alter-ego for a lesser known superhero

    • mike c

      like the tick or something

      • BadaBling

        SPOON!

        • mike c

          SPEAK!

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

    Horray, signs of life!

  • Cy Pettitte

    my man C-Grand

    finally putting this scrub in his place

  • BadaBling

    Keep it moving, on to the next one!

  • Carlosologist

    Wait a minute… we had a hit with RISP?! THE WORLD IS GOING TO END AAAAH

  • Magnus Stultus

    I imaging there will be a lot mound visit tonight.
    Go Pena?

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    I love how all these latin players have Russian names mixed with the latin names.

    • Kit

      Other than Vladimir, what players are you referring to?

      • Magnus Stultus

        I am pretty sure Elvis is Russian!

        • Kit

          Is it? I mean, I have no idea, I was just genuinely curious.

          • Magnus Stultus

            Nah Kit, I was messing around. I think etymologically , Elvis might be of eastern European derivatives ? But there are a few ‘Latin’ players with Russian names. I am gonna assume that is a by product of the cold war era.

      • whozat

        Ivan Nova/Rodriguez

      • Pete

        Johan Santana

    • Magnus Stultus

      Interesting observation. It would make a lot of sense if they are of Cuban descend.

  • Eirias

    Octuple-play!

  • Slappy White

    at least now we’ll clear the pitchers spot

  • BadaBling

    Does Kinsler get fined for chilling in the dugout after he got tossed, no one seemed to care. Just curious if the umps noticed, oh, nevermind their degenerative eyes cant see that far.

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

    With the way the Rangers have been pitching to Cervelli, they must have gotten his scouting report mixed up with Albert Pujols or something. #fearcervelli

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

    Frankie!

  • FIPster Doofus

    Wow, Cervelli. Major props.

  • Carlosologist

    2-2 with RISP tonight.

  • Magnus Stultus

    I wonder what Texas think of their starting pitching. So far sans Lee , they have not been terribly impressive.

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

      Colby Lewis is great, though he went through a bit of a slump. CJ Wilson’s been awesome since the ASB, minus his last two starts. I think they have pretty good pitching.

  • Greg

    NIce time for hit and run Girardi

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

    Two hits RBI singles in back to back days from Cervelli? Bizzaro world.

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

    Unleash the Cervelli!!!

    (I kid, I don’t want to see him playing any more often than he does. Which is already too much.)

    • Magnus Stultus

      Somebody ought to have Kraken as a baseball nickname. I nominate Bengie Molina.

  • http://riveraveblues bob

    2 out hit

    • Hummingbird S.

      with a RISP… awesome

  • BadaBling

    Remember when everyone wanted to demote the Cisco-kid? I think he’s batting .900ish w/ RISP. Oh yeah, that wasn’t the normal dribbler up the middle.

    • Carlosologist

      I still don’t want any part of Cervelli near a batter’s box. He got way too much playing time this season.

      • BadaBling

        I agree 100%, it’s always nice when he does contribute though. He seems to be a very streaky hitter, hopefully with Jorge banged up he’s on a hot streak now.

      • Kit

        Agreed. He’s cute and all, just not all that great at…anything, really.

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

      Oh my god, don’t start, I WILL DESTROY YOU

      Cervelli since the all-star break:

      .227/.338/.288 3 doubles 0 HR

      With RISP, he’s hitting a shade under .300… after hitting like .800 in those situations early on.

      • BadaBling

        I figured that would start something. Not a Cervelli fan here, but you never doubt his effort.

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

          What does effort have to do with anything? Everyone in the major leagues plays at or close to 100% or they wouldn’t be where they are.

          • BadaBling

            He’s on the best team in baseball and clearly it’s not because of his bat or his D as of late. So let’s say something nice about the kid, he doesn’t lack enthusiasm or effort. He has 35ish RBIs on the year and is a below average backup catcher. While in the world of baseball effort is measured by results, I never doubt he is trying his hardest, despite me wanting to blow my brains out watching him K on three pitches to end a rally.

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

              You could use that reasoning to talk about anyone. Yeah, I’m sure he’s a nice kid. I still would rather see Moeller starting at this point.

              • BadaBling

                I’d love to see some of the deep C prospects, personally, be given an opportunity, I know it’s not gonna happen this year. Moeller would be a better choice this year, as a backup, I agree. I think Giardi loves his Frankie, he must, the playing time is insane.

    • whozat

      True, but it was a soft liner that was only a hit because the 2B was moving to cover the bag. Sure, plenty of guys get hits on balls like that, but it’s not like he really puts a charge in the ball.

  • http://riveraveblues bob

    nick plz

  • Cy Pettitte

    30 pitches this inning – Hunter might have 10-15 more until he dies

  • Slappy White

    Is Mike Maddox a swashbuckling pirate ? Thats some awesome facial hair

    (wife doesnt agree)

    • ShuutoHeat (Passion>all)

      He looks like he should have a cloak on, one of those black satin ones that are red on the inside and a monocle.

  • Greg

    wicked curve

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

    That’s like, the 4th time in two games they’ve failed to get a hit with the bases loaded. Come on!

    • Greg

      We’re 2-3 with RISP

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

        Oh, now you’re the optomist huh? :P

        Seriously though, it would be nice if they dropped the hammer sometime soon.

        • Greg

          I’m just stating the facts. Plus all those bases loaded situations have come with 2 outs so there was extreme pressure

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

            Bases loaded means the pressure’s on the pitcher though.

      • Hummingbird S.

        and they still left 3 on base. With AJ on the mound, we’ll need a lot more than 2 runs.

        • Greg

          I agree, but I dont like to get greedy

          • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

            Greed is good.

            /GordonGekko’d

    • JimAbbottFan

      Texas should just intentionally walk the first 3 batters, then start going to work, given then way Yankees haven’t capitalized on those situations.

  • jonathan

    i don’t get to see the game. is nick still visibly hurt? all i have is gameday. his performance has really dropped off since the injured knee.

    • mike c

      really? i thought he’s been okay, he made a great play in the OF last night too

      • jonathan

        he’s 2-16 since he fouled that pitch off his knee, actually 2 of 18 including tonight.

  • James A

    Now that SWB is eliminated (Dotf spoiler), is there anyone we should look for to get called up?

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

      Miranda and Russo were just confirmed by all the beat writers and what have you, at least.

      • James A

        Thanks, I like Miranda as a pinch hitter and Russo has good versatility
        solid moves

      • FIPster Doofus

        Heh, I forgot Russo even existed. It seems like ages ago when he was in the Yankees lineup on a semi-regular basis.

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

      I figure they might give Ring a look-see as another lefty? But it doesn’t look like it.

      • whozat

        They’d have to cut someone, right? He’s not on the 40-man roster, I don’t think. I think they feel pretty good about their bullpen makeup. Honestly…I’d rather see Alby on the postseason roster, if some AAA reliever is going to make it.

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

        Given how much Joe likes his match-up lefties, I’m surprised he’s rolling with just Logan.

        Why not bring the guy they claimed from SD up since he’s on the 40-man just for an extra arm?

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

    I like how Lee has gotten tattooed since coming to the Rangers, especially in his last few starts, yet he still has a 3.3 ERA.

    • nathan

      Goes to show that the Mariner’s ballpark and defense are the pitcher’s best friends.

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

        Nooooot really. He didn’t have a freakishly low BABIP or anything. He wasn’t Jarrod Washburn last year.

    • Kit

      I want to say “Skillz, yo,” but I also thought that was strange.

    • FIPster Doofus

      And a 6.0 fWAR. Lee was Godlike as a Mariner.

  • Greg

    Where the hell was that?

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

    Where did that miss? A.J. hasn’t thrown a curveball that good all season.

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      Couldn’t agree more.

    • JimAbbottFan

      He made up for that with a nastier one.

      • mike c

        yo a friend of mine just showed me a jim abbott baseball he found in his garage. awesome

        • JimAbbottFan

          I used to have a signed photo before I lost it in a move, but I was lucky to go to his no hitter back in 93 when I was 11. Still got the ticket stub, and that finalized my fandom to the Yankees.

          • mike c

            nice1!

    • mike c

      when he can control it, his curveball is one of the most devastating pitches in the MLB. he’s shown that a few times this year, but it really does seem like forever since we’ve seen him throw it like that

  • FIPster Doofus

    Beautifully done, AJ

  • Eirias

    Flewless, A.J. That’s near flawless.

  • Slappy White

    WOW, this fucking game is just dragging on. At this rate ole Slappys gonna be asleep by the top of the 4th

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

      (loud snore)

  • Magnus Stultus

    As far as I know, Ring and Igawa are the two lefties in AAA. Why not bring one of them up? I read somewhere that Yankees save money on Luxury taxes for not bring Igawa up. I can’t see any harm in bring Royce up unless he is not on the 40 man roster.

    • Cy Pettitte

      RR isn’t on the 40 man

    • mike c

      i’d rather take our chances with the rightys we have if those are our lefty options

    • Slappy White

      Igawa, Igawa, Igawa…..NO please NO

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

      Ring’s not on the 40-man, but they could get him on there easily.

  • Kit

    Nolan looks like he wants Reggie to go away.

    • Slappy White

      Yeah, they’re not exactly “like Personalities”

    • Slappy White

      Nolans thinking “Why didnt I drill this cocky bastard in to head ?”

      Reggies thinking “What a boring fuckin redneck “

  • BadaBling

    How did that hit the bat, I was about to lose it. I really thought that was called strike at first.

  • Carlosologist

    For Paul’s question: A-Rod is a two-time MVP for third base.

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      They’re looking for back-to-back MVP winners.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Really, 3-4-5? It’s Tommy Hunter.

  • jonathan

    how the fuck has he struck out 6 already?

  • Andy

    I’m sick of hearing how Alex need time off. He just had two weeks off.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    What the fuck does that mean? He doesn’t group them together? What kind of horseshit is that? Can you imagine if A-Rod pulled that shit?

    • jonathan

      what’re you talking about

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Jeter’s 8-66; someone asked him about it. He said “I don’t group them together, I go game by game.”

        • jonathan

          wow…well as a group or game by game he still has fucking SUCKED.

        • Magnus Stultus

          I interpret that as Jeter takes one slow grounder at a time.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Tex had a bad two months. Derek Jeter’s had a bad-everything-but-April.

    • JimAbbottFan

      It’s safe to say I prefer Teix’ season progression to Jeter’s.

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

    Hey sexypants. You can work on your stamina with me.

    • Kit

      I’m still laughing.

      Also, how creepy is it that Andy’s snack sharing is being monitored.

      • Betty Lizard

        Andy’s the exception. NO Andy monitoring is creepy . . .

        • Kit

          I didn’t say “no Andy monitoring” just his snack monitoring. Let the man eat, dammit.

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

        I find it hilarious. “Don’t STALK him!” #thingsthatshouldprobablybesaidtome

        • Kit

          Haha…It’s not like I mind them watching him and whatnot, but she’s like killing herself trying to see what he’s eating while Andy is innocently sitting in the dugout. It was strange to me.

    • Betty Lizard

      Oh yeah . . .

  • BadaBling

    That was a strike.

  • Betty Lizard

    Andy!!!! Sharing snacks!

    (Can I have some, please?)

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

      I want some of Andy’s snacks.

      • Betty Lizard

        The three of us can share . . .

  • Cy Pettitte

    what kind of snacks Kim? I NEED to know

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Kim Jones is repeating literally everything she said in the pregame.

  • Dalelama

    Kim looks good tonight… from the waist up.

  • Slappy White

    Tommorrows headline….Anti American Jeter Refuses To Wear Yankees Hat

    • Carlosologist

      Jeter is a media darling. They would never write that about him.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Could have sworn I heard a “Let’s Go Marlins” chant.

  • BadaBling

    Two more in the dirt like that.

  • jonathan

    ahhhh..wise move to pitch around the dangerous murphy to get to vlad. face smack

    • jonathan

      called that….fuck

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    2 outs? Really? Just like that…

  • Fred Lemondtero

    AJ Burnett folks.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Aw shit.

  • Slappy White

    Ole GW working on getting a threesome with that old blond hag

    • Carlosologist

      Nasty.

    • Fred Lemondtero

      Had one before the game

  • jonathan

    it’s fucking vlad…the guy swings at EVERYTHING and look at what he’s gotten to hit tonight already. it’s either being very dumb, back execution, or being too dumb to execute….with aj..who knows.

  • BadaBling

    Nice pitch! Now tattoo Hunter, I wanna see crooked numbers placed up on the board!

  • http://riveraveblues bob

    aj going to give up 1 run per inn

  • OnedummYankFan

    Must be the Texas Heat

    Berkman actually looks decent at the plate

  • Fred Lemondtero

    Lou and Tino?

  • Greg

    Gehrig and Manfle

    • Greg

      sorry Mantle

  • OnedummYankFan

    Have Faith – Granderson is at bat

  • BadaBling

    Ole W has the swagger going tonight. He looks as cool as the other side of the pillow.

    • OnedummYankFan

      His wife is looking good as well

    • Hughesus Christo

      But he has pulled the old rich guy move of getting his hair dyed to an absurd color. Not Governator weird, but weird.

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

        Pshaw. A real old rich guy would just have some younger man with lustrous hair killed and then have his scalp transplanted. That’s the way you REALLY get great hair despite Father Time’s ravages.

  • http://riveraveblues bob

    lance on fire

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    what is this game they’re playing?

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Come on, Curtis. Don’t help him out.

  • Slappy White

    swung at ball 4

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

    (finally gets home)
    (watches DVR of Miami-OSU game)
    (sees sloppiness and general asshattery from the Canes wideouts lead to 4 INTs that weren’t Jacory Harris’s fault)
    (watches loss)
    (makes turd sandwich, eats it)
    (turns on Yankee game to feel happier)
    (sees 2-2 score with AJ on the mound and feels better)
    (sees those atrocious ice cream man hats and loses lunch again)

    Summamabitch.

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

      You were missed last night, like a lot

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

        Sorry I was late… I had a thing.

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      Canes fan? O rly?

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

        I grew up in Nebraska in the 1980s. I picked the Canes specifically to piss Husker fans off.

        /contrarian’d

        • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

          I’m a Buckeye. So I’m pleased with today’s win. I’d be happier if AJ could get a win though. And even happier if Ron Washington would play me back for all that blow I gave him. (1st cocaine reference of the night).

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

            The Buckeyes played well, I have to hand it to them. Your pass defense did a good job of creating traffic and not leaving any open receivers. Unfortunately for Harris, he put the ball where it was supposed to be, but his wideouts either dropped it or had it bounce off of them into tip-drill INTs.

            Offensively, the Buckeyes have a solid O-line and three great playmakers (Saine, Herron, Posey) for Pryor to distribute the ball to.

            You should run through the Big 10 with ease, and then get annihilated by an SEC team yet again in a BCS bowl. Congrats.

  • OnedummYankFan

    Granderson

    Mr. Automatic

  • Fred Lemondtero

    doesn’t hurt to take a walk

  • Magnus Stultus

    I rather see Nunez playing than Pena. I am hoping he can supplant R.Pena next season. Nunez needs to work his throws and D though.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Posada looked ticked off, Andy must have stopped sharing his snacks

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

      He is sharing them with me now.

      • seimiya

        I thought you were only feeding him snacks when he was good, and thus, he has none to share with Posada.

  • OnedummYankFan

    at least get the guy to 80 pitches

  • BadaBling

    Way to work the count full Franky, now drive the ball!

  • OnedummYankFan

    good at bat for cervelli

    bet you gardner takes the first two pitches

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

    I gotta say it: Frankie Cervelli’s exaggerated bat toss after a walk is pretty douchetastic.

    • Hughesus Christo

      He gives the opposition at least one reason to throw at his Gazoo helmet every night.

    • Magnus Stultus

      He is spirited. I find his usual fist pumping after Mo easily dispatch the oppositions pretty funny.

  • Magnus Stultus

    I am running on the theory of R.Pena and Cervelli’s ‘scrappy’ ways remind Joe G of himself in the yonder days. I really do think he likes both of them for that particular reason. By scrappy I meant both are poor hitters with no power.

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

      I think the only thing dumber than believing in “scrappiness” is believing that Joe Girardi actually plays bad players over good ones because he loves their scrappiness because it reminds him of himself.

      You know why Girardi really plays Peña, Nuñez, Cervelli, Russo, and the rest? Because those are the players he’s given, and his better players are all older and need time off. Simple as that.

      This “Girardi likes Player X because he sees himself in Player X” concept is erroneous and asinine.

      • Slappy White

        “I believe in scrappiness”

        Dustin Pedroia’d

      • Magnus Stultus

        If you actually read what i typed. I am saying Joe G likes both of them.

        Thanks for the revelation though.

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

          I did actually read what you typed, and you did exactly what I accused you of doing.

          Your little vapid rejoinder offered no defense whatsoever.

          • Slappy White

            Im also adding “vapid rejoineder” to my vocabulary

  • BadaBling

    Or do something Granderson couldn’t, take a freakin walk!

  • OnedummYankFan

    i was wrong but he still in the hole

  • BadaBling

    OMG Gardner swung at the 2nd pitch. I’m shocked.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Gardner sucks.

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

      Really?

      • Chris

        He’s only one of the 20 best players in baseball this year and being paid less than $500k. He should be #1 for that kind of money.

  • Fred Lemondtero

    Gardner kinda sucks.

  • OnedummYankFan

    prediction

    AJ meltdown for the 4th

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

    What is that, 8 Ks against Tommy fucking Hunter? Just awful.

  • BadaBling

    Crawford please.

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

      Yes, because we should base that decision solely on how Gardner performs in this one game tonight.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Sterling performance against a dude w/ a 0.1 fWAR.

  • Greg

    But again, it’s with two outs. Please get RISP’s with less than two outs

  • OnedummYankFan

    Gardner swings like he s playing wiffleball

    • Fred Lemondtero

      Swinging with one arm like hes hitting with a fungo.

  • OnedummYankFan

    O’neil just cursed AJ

    Bounce back inning

  • Hughesus Christo

    I don’t think I’m comfortable with Powder on the mound. That was a bad move, BG(A)J.

  • OnedummYankFan

    Johnny Damon getting the last laugh

    • Greg

      He’s not going to the playoffs. And he’s having a bad season

      • OnedummYankFan

        True

        just wished they could have signed him for one more year

        I think we all rather see him at bat then Granderson or Gardner with men on base

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

          Nope.

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

          I think we all rather see [Damon] at bat then Granderson or Gardner with men on base

          Fun Fact: Johnny Damon in RISP situations, 2010:

          .206/.318/.298

        • ZZ

          Johnny Damon is hitting .206 with RISP and .083 with the bases loaded this season.

        • Chris

          What could Gardner possibly do better? Swing the bat and see fewer pitches? How is that a positive?

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

      I’m sure he’s much happier playing for a non-contender making less money than the Yankees offered him.

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

        boom, roasted

  • Cy Pettitte

    AJ getting some Texual healing

  • OnedummYankFan

    Misty May Treanor batting

  • Fred Lemondtero

    Come on 2 out walk!

  • OnedummYankFan

    AJ is such _ussy

  • FIPster Doofus

    Don’t walk chumps with 2 outs.

  • Slappy White

    AJ refuses to have a 1-2-3 inning

  • Cy Pettitte

    engage melt down mode

  • OnedummYankFan

    Here comes the melt down

    always with 2 out

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

      Oh look, wrong again.

  • seimiya

    Maybe i’m either late to the conversation or the only one who thinks this, but I freaking HATE those stupid hats they’re wearing. I think they look terrible.

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

      You’re not the only one.

      The blue hats were bad. The red ones were atrocious. The white ones embarrass our entire country and way of life. They make me non-proud to be an American.

      • seimiya

        I have never seen a ballplayer-worn hat that WASN’T a team-outfit official (if this makes sense)….. that I liked.

        • seimiya

          Then again, AJ Burnett is also seriously ugly, so he does not help.

    • Kit

      I don’t get why they have to be white instead of each team’s individual uniform hat color with the stars and stripes logos.

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

        That. That’s the sensible way to do it.

      • JimAbbottFan

        Or just keep their attire as is and not force these things on them and us to try to shill more merchandise…Oh wait.

        • Kit

          It’s a decent cause and reasonable tribute, so I have nothing against them just adding the stars and stripes to the logos rather than changing the hat and bill colors and making them ugly.

          • JimAbbottFan

            I agree with the notion it represents, and keeping original hat colors + stars and stripes would be the best way to go since I doubt MLB will stop it altogether.

        • Kit

          Damn.

          • Kit

            Oops. Sorry, was not meant as a reply.

  • Fred Lemondtero

    1-2 count and he walks the guy. Who didn’t see that coming! Never seen a guy take so many mental breaks on a a mound like this guy.

  • BadaBling

    Buckle down AJ, just calm down and pitch. Deep breaths….

  • Dalelama

    AJ has to be setting a record for the lowest % of 123 innings in MLB history.

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

    Way to get in front of it, Cervelli. Nice effort.

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

      How many big league catchers would have actually gotten in front of that wildness? One? Two?

  • Hughesus Christo

    It’s so hot in Texas that Girardi had his 40 year old closer throw two innings in a meaningless game after he had already burned every valuable bench player.

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

      Dude, it was a 13 inning game. What are you gonna do?

      Shit happens.

      • Hughesus Christo

        Literally any and every other possibility was better than having Rivera throw two innings in Arlington, TX with nothing on the line. I would have rather he put CC Sabathia in for an inning than Rivera for two. Sergio Mitre and Chad Gaudin were both in the bullpen while this happened.

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

          Mo hadn’t pitched in 5 days before last night.

          You’re getting worked up over nothing.

          • Hughesus Christo

            I’m bookmarking this comment so I can bring it up if/when Rivera gets injured/retires/passes away at any point between now and the end of the Internet. It will have been the result of Joe Girardi’s decision making on Septermber 10, 2010.

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

              You do that.

              (makes wanking motion with hand)

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

          What? Why? He’d thrown like, two innings in the previous ten days. What are you saving him for?

          • Hughesus Christo

            Throw him on inning and then get him out. Is Rivera available tonight? I would guess no. I distinctly remember Girardi and Rivera both stating this spring that the 2-inning appearances have to stop, yet he does it in the most ridiculous situation possible.

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

              He threw 23 pitches. If he’d have thrown that in one inning, I doubt you’d be as fired up about it.

    • Cy Pettitte

      the Albaladejo needs to be unleashed

  • OnedummYankFan

    He struck him out with an attitude

    Lol

    • Kit

      I think he dedicated that one to you. And if he didn’t, I dedicate it to you.

      • ShuutoHeat (Passion>all)

        +1

      • OnedummYankFan

        I will take it on the chin every time if he can do it consistently

        • Kit

          I will write him a letter and let him know that he has an incentive to do so now.

  • Kit

    Good job, AJ.

  • Chris

    Skimming through the game thread, it seems like the Yankees are down 10-0 since AJs completely imploded a half dozen times and no one on the Yankees can hit.

    Then I check and realize the game is tied after 4 innings.

    Why do people have to overreact to everything?

    • swisher’s fauxhawk

      Overreaction is the life of the Yankee fan.

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

        “Overreaction is the life of the Yankee fan irredeemably fucking stupid idiot.”

        Yankee fandom has nothing to do with it, it’s just a coincidence.

        • swisher’s fauxhawk

          Heh, touche.

        • ShuutoHeat (Passion>all)

          THIS.

    • Kit

      Agreed. I’m getting increasingly annoyed by the moronic posts.

    • seimiya

      Have you ever read any RAB thread ever?

      Also, RAB is never HALF as bad as Twitter.

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

        This is so true

        OR LOHUD

        • seimiya

          /does not read lohud.

          /should?

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

            No.

          • Chris

            Only if you enjoy gouging your eyes out with spoons, because that’s what the comments are like. The posts themselves are generally very good.

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

              List of websites other than RAB where reading the user comments is a good idea:

              none

              [end of list]

              • Chris

                Are other sites comments bad because most people are stupid, or because only the stupid people get so fired up about stuff that they feel the need to post their comments? If internet comments truly represent the average person in society, then I’m becoming a hermit.

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

                  I think other sites’ comments are bad because stupid people posting their idiotic shit rarely get called out on it intelligently by non-stupid people, they just get re-shouted at by other idiots and it inevitably descends into a racist/sexist/homophobic/illogical flamewar of mutual morons, and the few sensible things said get drowned out in the clattering din.

              • Hughesus Christo

                Whoa, whoa, whoa. YouTube comments are genius.

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

                  YouTube comments are the lowest depths of hell of the human soul.

              • seimiya

                Not gonna lie, I love RAB as much as I do (an obscene amount) because there are so many intelligent commenters. It’s spoiled me. I now demand my blogs have semi-intelligent comments. I will never read another blog again.

            • Betty Lizard

              The posts are good, and it’s a good source for up to date news. And CB’s analysis (in the comments) is always enlightening.

              Otherwise, the comments are sheer torture.

              • seimiya

                Hmm.

                Will consider.

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

            The posts themselves are very good, the comment sections are kind of okay since registration, Game Threads are horrendous.

          • seimiya

            Thanks for all your response on the deeply important question on should I read lohud or not. RAB commenters make my life wonderful. <3

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

              If your next question is “Should I fake my orgasms?”, the answer is “Yes.”

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

      Because we’re Yankee fans

    • Greg

      Because we live in an instant gratification society

      • Chris

        Then watch college football. Unless you’re a fan of Alabama, Ohio State, or Texas your season is already over. How’s that for instant gratification?

        • Greg

          BCS playoff anyone?

          • Chris

            The worst thing about this season is that it’s possible that Boise State is one of the two best teams in the country, but there’s absolutely no way they could prove it.

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

    Oh hey that was pretty good.

    JUST GET THE THREE OUTS NEXT TIME WITHOUT PUTTING US THROUGH ALL THAT OKAY.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Huge strikeout, but that inning was way more difficult than it needed to be. Stop allowing Treanor to get on base; he sucks.

    • whozat

      This.

      He’s nibbling against treanor, and challenging Andrus with 2 guys in scoring position. WTF.

      Also, Tommy Hunter is not a strikeout pitcher. WTF, boys.

  • Pat D

    So Notre Dame lost, which I knew they would as soon as they took the lead. Penn State is getting humiliated.

    Could really use the win here.

    • seimiya

      Could really use the win regardless of college football.

      • Pat D

        Just using for further emphasis.

    • Hughesus Christo

      I had no reaction to the ND loss. I can’t really get workd up about a game that goes from 7-0 to 7-21 with two Freshman doing everything in their power to hand the game over to the opposition. I’m still surprised it was that close to begin with. I would say today was a net positive for the program.

      • Pat D

        Yea, they both sucked.

        Montana more so.

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

    Tex almost took his head off. He must have been aiming for the ugly white hat.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I’m just not liking Alex’s new stance.

    • Kit

      It doesn’t look right. Maybe I’m just not adjusting to the change but it’s weird to look at.

    • BadaBling

      Kinda looks like Swishers.

    • Greg

      He;s been good with it until tonight

      • Chris

        I’ll take these results over those from before the injury.

    • OnedummYankFan

      Its the Kevin Long Special

      • seimiya

        No matter how stupid it looks, once I hear ‘Kevin Long’ I automatically like it.

  • BadaBling

    Cano, this is your team, this is your time… To shine!

  • Slappy White

    For the magic number 12 pic, do we get Wade Boggs on the back of that horse ?

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

      I’d love a nice shot of 1990 Alvaro Espinoza.

      • BadaBling

        How about Andy Phillips during his homerun trot?

      • Pasqua

        Fun fact: My mother was Espinoza’s son’s 3rd grade teacher.

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

          That’s awesome. Was his son as awkwardly ugly as his dad was?

          • Pasqua

            Haha. Since he was of pre-mustache age at the time, I don’t feel confident in making that assessment.

    • JimAbbottFan

      I see I’m not the only one who’s go-to memory of Wade Boggs is when he’s riding the horse.

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

        My go-to memory of Wade Boggs is eating chicken.

        • Slappy White

          or “slumpbusters”

        • Pat D

          For me, it’s inducting Mr. Perfect into the WWE Hall of Fame.

          • Slappy White

            didnt know that. That sounds fucking hilarious

            • Pat D

              He and Boggs were really good friends. Boggs told a story where they were hunting together, Boggs injured himself somehow and Curt “Mr. Perfect” Hennig carried him on his shoulders to a place where he could be treated. Boggs said this saved his life.

      • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

        I always see him as a Red Sawk that happened to play for the Yanks. But yeah the horse thing too.

  • Cy Pettitte

    this has to be the slowest 2-2 game ever

  • OnedummYankFan

    Sick of Kay and O’neil

    • Slappy White

      you lasted longer than most

      • BadaBling

        TWSS : (

  • Fred Lemondtero

    That ones drilled to right field!

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

    Bitch.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Sonofabitch

  • Cy Pettitte

    that’s bush league Tex

  • whozat

    *facepalm*

  • Pasqua

    Looks like the Yanks picked the wrong week to stop sniffin’ glue.

  • OnedummYankFan

    Well that was downer

    doom and gloom

  • Greg

    Anyone thinking they’re winning the WS now?

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

      Yes.

      • Greg

        YOu believe that this Yankee team, the way it looks right now, can win the WS? Please explain

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

          These past two games? No, that Yankee team won’t win the WS. The Yankee team we’ve seen the entire freaking year? They have as good a chance to win the WS as any.

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

          This Yankee team, the way it looks right now, still looks better than every other single team in baseball.

          Every wart and flaw you see with this team, you don’t see with other teams because you’re not following those other teams every day and seeing all the times they fail and scuffle and suck, which happens daily.

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

          The way it looks right now? No. But this team is better than it looks right now. You can cherry pick any team’s bad games to make it look like they suck.

        • Kit

          “The way it looks right now” is a stupid comment because you know that’s not the complexion of the team heading into the WS.

      • Kit

        I second this.

    • Pasqua

      What?!

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

        We’ve been playing some bad baseball lately (after an 8-game winning streak), therefore it’s obvious we will not win the WS. It’s science.

        • Pat D

          And you should know. You’re just a woman with a brain half the size of a man’s brain. It’s science.

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

            /RonDibble’d

            • Pat D

              And

              /RonBurgundy’d

          • seimiya

            Well, you have bad hair.

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

              WHAT DID YOU SAY?!?!??!??!?

              • seimiya

                Your. Hair. Looks. Stupid.

        • Greg

          With a pitching rotation of CC, Pettitte and (insert pitcher)

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

            Go look at all the other playoff contender’s rotations, and tell me how they’re that much better or more stable than the Yankees.

            Go ahead, I’ll wait.

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

            the Rays: Price, Garza, (insert pitcher)
            Texas: Lee, Wilson, (insert pitcher)
            Minnesota: Liriano, Pavano, (insert pitcher)

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

              Price is also already 50 innings further than he went last year

            • Pasqua

              And before someone adds Shields to that, let us not forget that both Price and Shields will be / should be crawling to the proverbial finish line, having shouldered a career amount of innings. Shields already is gasping for air it looks like.

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

                Shields is the Rays’ AJ Burnett. Capable of utter brilliance or total shit.

                • Kit

                  And Neimann is the poor man’s Javy. I think he’s given up 23 HR’s this season, that’s close to Javy’s number, so I went ahead and made that parallel.

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

                    Nah, Shields is the one that gives up a billion HRs like Javy. Niemann is the one that was pretty good, but went on the DL and since then, has been making AJ Burnett’s June look fantastic.

                    • Kit

                      Shields is AJ though, so I went with the next person.

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

                      That works. Shields is kinda like both, in that he gives up a bunch of HR (like Javy), and that he’s very uneven (like AJ), but he’s capable of being totally freaking awesome when he’s on (like both of them).

          • Pasqua

            …and Burnett. Which is what they won it with last year. And, before you start, yes, Burnett. He was a roller coaster last year, too. And, in the playoffs, sometimes awful. Guess what? They still won it. And, since we now have Hughes to also take a spot (since they’ll undoubtedly need four starters at least once) I wouldn’t carve out their tombstone just yet.

        • Kit

          I already told you, Bex, losing is airborne now. Because the Padres lost, we will also lose, because the Yankees = Every team that has ever lost ever.

          • seimiya

            I hear the Mets lost, too, which means we will lose.

            Besides the Red Sox, which are undefea–wait, they’re not? Lies.

  • Fred Lemondtero

    Yeah that just happened. Yankee Beisbol.

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

    I think they’re drunk in the booth.

    Also, murder.

  • Jake H

    Terrible last 2 games by the Yankees offensively. I hope they snap put of it soon.

  • OnedummYankFan

    Wonder where W is?

  • Fred Lemondtero

    Great a rain delay coming on.

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

    Oh good. A rain delay.

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

    Ugh, at least let them finish the at-bat.

  • OnedummYankFan

    So does AJ come back out? Mitre!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Magnus Stultus

    Ice cream time !

  • Hughesus Christo

    This grounds crew is terrible.

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

      Everything’s worser in Texas.

      • Pat D

        Particularly the guests at the ballpark.

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

          I dunno, the box of Donald Trump/Bill O’Reilly/Henry Kissinger/Joe Leiberman all sitting together in a field box at YS3 a few weeks ago is going to be pretty impossible to top. That’s four HoF worthy douchenozzles in their prime, all at once, shoulder to shoulder.

          One pair of Bushes alone can’t best that Murderer’s Row of asshats.

          • Pat D

            Why did you have to remind me of this?

            And to be fair they weren’t all sitting together that night.

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

              Pat D says:
              August 30, 2010 at 7:59 pm

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

              ::head explodes::

              http://riveraveblues.com/2010/.....nt-1074469

              Which Pat D am I supposed to believe, Pat D? Hmm?

  • JimAbbottFan

    Well, at least this gives me time to load up on booze; looks like I’m going to need it.

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

    Bama-PSU time!

  • Carlosologist

    I just made this neat little shot of A-Rod’s 600th.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/5.....981448480/

    • Betty Lizard

      That is awesome.

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

        Agreed. This is the tits.

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

      This picture is full-on hilarity.

      http://bombersbeat.mlblogs.com.....m%20sm.jpg

      • Carlosologist

        Tex looks like he came out of his high school yearbook. Speaking of high school, I really don’t want to mess up my pictures. I would never hear the end of it.

        • whozat

          Tex looks photoshopped in :-)

          Is that enormous man in the back left Boone Logan?

          • Kit

            If you mean the tallest guy there, I think that’s Albie…Boone is standing next to him if I’m not mistaken.

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

        I love how Swish isn’t looking at the camera, he’s still looking at the painting… as if he’s not going to have a chance to look at it later.

        He’s my favorite big kid.

        • Kit

          I completely missed the fact that he was looking at the painting. I was more distracted by the fact that his pants weren’t done up.

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

            The difference between a man and a woman.

            Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go do Google Image Searches of Sofia Vergara and Nicole Ari Parker.

    • BadaBling

      That’s sweet, nicely done.

    • Jerome S

      I freakin’ love this. Especially the montage of the 600 HR club on the side. Gives some perspective.

    • Pasqua

      Is that your artwork?

      • Kit

        The Yankees hired an artist to paint it as a gift to Alex.

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

            It’s Opie Otterstad.

            http://bombersbeat.mlblogs.com.....canva.html

            It’d be funny if it was Tomko. I wonder if they would approach him saying things like, “Look, someone who actually accomplishes things needs a painting. Do you have some time? What am I saying, of course you do.”

          • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

            Little known fact: Brett Tomko painted the centaur pictures for A-Rod.

      • Carlosologist

        No, I just took this: http://bombersbeat.mlblogs.com.....e%20sm.jpg and cut out the other stuff in it. I in no way took any credit for the actual canvas.

        • Pasqua

          Still a very cool layout. Plus, if you had done it, I would declare you a prodigy and tell you to drop out of school… so it’s probably for the best.

  • BadaBling

    At least Gaudin isn’t coming out. He is my least fav Yankee. Mitre has looked good, I’d like to see him instead of questionable AJ.

    • Jerome S

      Gaudin your least favorite? That’s unfair. There are definitely worse guys to choose from.

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

        My least favorite Yankee is still General George McClellan.

        Fuck that asshole. He knows what he did.

        • Pat D

          More like what he didn’t do.

          Like kick Robbie Lee’s ass for good at Antietam.

  • Betty Lizard

    After last night’s game I ruefully recalled my “The good news and the bad news are the same” hypothesis.

    Yesterday:

    The good news: We’ll play again tomorrow.
    The bad news: We’ll play again tomorrow.

    Today:

    The bad news: The game may be rained out.
    The good news: The game may be rained out.

    (Wish I’d bought ice cream at the store. But at the time, ice cream with brie seemed like excess. Now? Not so much.)

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

      Meh, I’d eat ice cream and brie. My stomach and sphincter will probably hate me for it later, but fuck them, I’m captain of this boat.

    • Magnus Stultus

      I got amaretto almond crunch Hageen Daz style !

      • Betty Lizard

        You are lucky.

    • seimiya

      I have a chocolate moo’d smoothie from jamba juice. i work there. it was free. i’m broke and i don’t complain.

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

        I don’t know exactly why this comment makes me laugh, but it does.

        • seimiya

          I think you’re laughing at my pathetic dessert-settling. But if I must find acceptable in RAB as that broke loser who TSJC laughs at, so be it. :(

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

            It’s not that, really, I’m not really laughing at you, it’s more the plaintive honest humility of the statement was humorously endearing.

            • seimiya

              I wish I made 20M/yr. :( Actually, I’ll even get paid MLB minimum. 400k sounds good.

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

            I think you need a hug, hun. (hugs)

            • seimiya

              I promise I’m not as depressed as it sounds. XD

              That being said, if being an emokid means I get Andy…. :)

              • Kit

                Uh Oh. Fightin’ words.

                /moves away from ensuing fight

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

                Psht, no amount of emokidding gets you my Andy. ;P

                • seimiya

                  Curses! I’ll resume charming optimism then.

  • bonestock94

    Yea, probly not staying up for this one…

  • Pat D

    Anyone ever watch MLBN’s Prime 9 shows? They had one on today for the Top 9 “Could Have Beens.” They ranked Satchel Paige #1, which I thought was a tad wrong. I mean, you could have just said “Any Negro League Player Ever.”

    I was a bit disappointed that Lyman Bostock was only #6. I mean, he was the only other guy on the list whose career wasn’t derailed by injury, since the other guys on the list were Bo Jackson, JR Richard, Tony Conigliaro, Herb Score, Pete Reiser, Ray Fosse and Rick Ankiel.

    Anyone have an opinion on that?

    • Magnus Stultus

      Sachel was , he just pitched in the Negro league. Mmm, Josh Gibson?

      • Magnus Stultus

        Dickie Thon?

        • Pat D

          He would have been a good choice.

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

      Brien Taylor, yo.

      • Pat D

        Well they did limit it to guys who actually reached the majors.

        I mean, Lymon Bostock hit .311/.365/.427 in his very brief career and was not even 28.

        Then he gets murdered. To me, an unnatural death makes me wonder more of what he could have been than a guy getting seriously hurt.

      • Magnus Stultus

        Sam Militello would like to have a word with you. Rough spelling…

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

      #1 Could Have Been: Lyle Mouton

    • Jerome S

      I have an opinion on everything!
      I think it’s arguable. Lyman Bostock’s full potential as a player, while great, simply doesn’t compare to Satchel Paige, who I hear pitched like Pedro Matinez or Greg Maddux. But then again, any negro league player ever: Josh Gibson, Oscar Charleston, Cool Papa Bell et al.

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

        Of those four, though, who do you think was the actual best?

        I’ll say:

        1.) Gibson
        2.) Satchmo
        3.) Charleson
        4.) Bell

        • Pat D

          That’s like trying to rank whoever you consider the 4 best players of all time. Any order is correct.

          • Magnus Stultus

            I put Eric Davis and Darryl Strawberry on those prime 9 list too. They were great at their peak.

            • Pat D

              But that’s just it. They had good careers even so, just like Dwight Gooden, so they probably weren’t closely considered.

        • Magnus Stultus

          Gibson . A catcher who allegedly mashed like the babe.
          dunno who Charleson is, I am assuming a negro league player?

          • Pat D

            I’m sorry, but if you don’t know who Oscar Charleston is…go do some research.

            You’ll be better off for doing so.

            • Magnus Stultus

              Oh yeah, Charleston . I had him on my High Heat video game back in the days. He has some impressive stats.

              • Pat D

                Yea, he does. .348 batting average and .576 slugging percentage according to most accepted stats.

        • Jerome S

          1)Charleston
          2)Gibson
          3)Paige
          4)Bell

          I like Charleston because Bill James said that he was at least as good as Ruth.

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

            Yeah, I can’t really complain about that ordering either.

          • Fred Lemondtero

            Cyclone Joe Williams should be up their with Paige imo.

    • Fred Lemondtero

      We got to see how good Satchel was when he helped the Indians win the world series. The thing was, we didn’t get to see him 20 years earlier in his prime :(

      When Joe Dimaggio and Ted Williams say you were the best pitcher they ever faced, you know you’re the shit.

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

      I like those Prime 9 shows, they’re interesting. Never saw that Could Have Beens one, though. But what’s their catchphrase? “Meant to start arguments, not end them” or something? The gaffes and World Series ones are great.

      • Pat D

        I rewatched the bloopers one, which featured Paul O’Neill kicking the ball in 1989.

        Now I’m watching the Home Runs one.

      • Carlosologist

        My least favorite one has to be the best ballparks one. It listed YS2 second to Fenway. urgh that pissed me off a lot.

        • Pat D

          Yea, that really got to me, especially since what they seemed to use as the reason was the stuff during the 1999 ASG. I really WTF’d that.

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

          I wasn’t so much a fan of the “comebacks” one though I only saw the #1. Suppose it was inevitable.

          • Pat D

            Well the Home Run list went:

            #9 – Chris Chambliss, 1976 ALCS
            #8 – Aaron Boon, 2003 ALCS
            #7 – Carlton Fisk, 1975 WS
            #6 – Babe Ruth, 1932 WS “Called Shot”
            #5 – Hank Aaron, #715
            #4 – Kirk Gibson, 1988 WS
            #3 – Joe Carter, 1993 WS
            #2 – Bill Mazeroski, 1960 WS
            #1 – Bobby Thomson, 1951 NL Playoff “Shot Heard ‘Round the World”

            All I can say is that Ruth’s Called Shot should not be on there, I’d have Maris’ 61st.

            Oh, and as much as it hurts me to say so, Mazeroski’s HR should be 1st and it shouldn’t be close. Yes, Thomson’s HR is such a cultural event because of the radio call, but Maz’s HR was in Game 7 of the freaking World Series. Not exactly a bigger time to hit a walk off home run.

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

              Not only that… It’s Bill Freaking Mazeroski. Against the Yankees.

              That one home run in the biggest spot ever put a guy who shouldn’t have been in the Hall into the Hall.

              It’s #1.

              • Pat D

                True. That .299 OBP sure didn’t, no matter how good his defense was.

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

                Fun Fact: Joe Morgan racked up more career WAR than Bill Mazeroski before he ever put on a Cincinnati Reds uniform.

                • Pat D

                  Rob Neyer once analyzed the Morgan/May trade, at the time using Win Shares earned by all players after the trade, and said the Astros would have lost even if they had kept Morgan.

            • Fred Lemondtero

              Naw. Bobby Thomson hitting that home run after finishing the year in a tie is amazing. Easily number 1.

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

                How is hitting a homer to break a tie and put a team into (or out of) the playoffs bigger than hitting a homer to break a tie and win a World Series in the season’s last game?

                • Fred Lemondtero

                  Giants being 13 1/2 games out to force a playoff to play the thing is amazing. Then to actually trail in the bottom of the 9th and walk off to go to the World Series. Amazing. They were down 4-1 in the bottom of that inning.

                  • Pat D

                    Only to then go lose the World Series.

                    Not only was Maz’s Home Run a World Series walk-off, it was also a huge upset in which the Yankees really dominated the Series and should have won.

                    • Fred Lemondtero

                      If the Yanks don’t score in the top of that inning, Pirates win anyway. It was a walk off, but the game was tied.

                      Not taking anything away from Bill’s, I think Bobby’s was better.

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

          I hate Fenway Park. Half the seats don’t face the field, the standing room areas are basically animal pens where you can’t see anything, and there are random iron poles blocking views from the seats that do face the field.

          Old does not equal good.

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

            But it’s all HISTORIC and junk!!!!

            • whozat

              It’s so awesome to go there, and be like “wow, Jim Rice used to stand right here, in this filthy hovel, breathing this same moldy stench…”

            • Carlosologist

              Historic failure maybe. I really think that YS2 should have been number 1. We actually, you know, won A LOT in 85 years.

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

                But YS2 wasn’t around for 85 years. Most of the winning happened in YS1, which was gutted in the 70s

                • Carlosologist

                  Ah, how could I forget about those renovations. But still, in the ~30-35 years YS2 was standing there was more winning than in Fenway.

  • Jerome S

    Can the Yankees put a lineup together that consists of four guys who might get on base consecutively?
    I get the impression that Robbie, Swish and Jeter are all going to have a monster postseason.

  • Cy Pettitte

    the tarp is off, let’s try to finish this before 1 am please

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

      TWSS

      • Slappy White

        She actually said that last night at 12:59….and I obliged

        • seimiya

          Did you put the tarp back on, afterwards?

          • Slappy White

            Started to say “the grounds crew did” but it just sounded all wrong

          • whozat

            Nah, she doesn’t really like the tarp. It chafes.

            • seimiya

              How considerate of you! :D

  • bonestock94

    Holy shit, check out this zone

    http://www.brooksbaseball.net/.....evDate=911

    • whozat

      Squeezing on the bottom, generous on the outside corner…at least it doesn’t look hideously inconsistent.

      • Jerome S

        TWSS?

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

          Well played.

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

    You know what? When two guys are standing side by side and wearing nearly identical suits, it doesn’t look weird.

    When they’re wearing nearly identical short sleeve button up silk shirts, though… that shit looks weird.

    • Joe West’s Music Career

      +1

      • Joe West’s Music Career

        …those shirts scream “FLORIDA” to me.

    • whozat

      HA.

      Really, any kind of coordinated menswear that’s not suits or actual uniforms looks strange.

  • Joe West’s Music Career

    Dammit… Chad Gaudin is the last person I want to see. :(

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

      The last person I want to see:

      Joe West

  • http://dontbringinthelefty.blogspot.com Lucas AA, aka don’t_bring_in_the_lefty

    So according to Michael Kay, the Rangers aren’t good because Neftali Feliz is 22, C.J. Wilson didn’t pitch well against the Yankees yesterday, and Tommy Hunter didn’t pitch well against the Yankees today.

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

      According to Michael Kay, condiments are nasty.

      /adhominem’d

  • BadaBling

    Please no Gaudin.

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

      too late

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

      Fun Fact: Chad Gaudin, August and September:

      10 appearances, 16 IP, 11/4 K/BB, 1.69 ERA, .158/.238/.298 allowed

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

        But teh walkoff last night!!!

  • Lunch Lady Gaudin

    on the menu this week

    thursday – no lunch served
    friday – meatballs
    saturday – meatballs
    sunday – no lunch served

  • Kit

    Well, I’ve got my pringles and some soda, let’s do this.

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

      I’ve got my swim trunks and my flippy-floppies.

      • Kit

        I’m ridin’ on a dolphin, doin’ flips and shit (not the next line, but its my favorite).

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

        Believe me when I say… I fucked a mermaid!

        • Pat D

          One of the hot chicks they get to play Ariel the Little Mermaid at Disney World, right?

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

            • Pat D

              They do find some pretty hot chicks for that job.

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

                Stop fucking up my Lonely Island references with boring, pathetic Disney bullshit.

                You’re harshing my buzz.

                • Pat D

                  Sorry, not familiar with that.

                  I stand by what I said.

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

                    It’s like you’re dreaming about gorgonzola when it’s clearly brie time, baby!

            • Kit

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WomTC7kwBvQ (NSFW…but you’re probably not at work, so eff it)

        • ShuutoHeat (Passion>all)

          The Lonely Island references FTW

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

    Remember when people wanted Gaudin to start a game in the World Series? Yeah, me neither.

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

      Remember when people not only thought that, but thought we were doomed to lose if we didn’t?

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

    I wonder when Andy comes up, will we slot him right back in, or will he be a longman first?

    /BexyBait’d

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

      YES actually said “The Yankees are hoping Andy can slip right in” or something like that.

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

    Heh, Vlad.

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

      His baserunning aggressiveness is just as discriminating as his strikezone recognition.

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

      … Steak?

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

        MEAT

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

        Money’s too tight for steak

        • seimiya

          Amen.

  • Kit

    Guerrero is moving like a manatee. That’s hustling?

    • ShuutoHeat (Passion>all)

      Guerrero is moving like a wounded manatee. That’s hustling?
      Reply

    • whozat

      …for him. His knees are 94 years old.

  • Lunch Lady Gaudin

    BG CANNON

    don’t mess with it, you gonna get cannonized

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

    lol Vlad, what were you thinking?

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

    Oh Vlad.

  • BadaBling

    ROTFLMFAO! Vladdy? Thank you, not sure if you got the memo, Damon doesn’t play the field for us anymore. On the real, I still love u Brett!

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

    No Thames?

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

    I dunno, I think Vlad beat the throw in there.

    Sincerely,
    Last night’s umpire

  • Carlosologist

    Vlad amazes me. If I were a BBWAA member, I’d use my HOF ballot to put the man in the Hall.

    • Pat D

      He’ll get in.

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

      His career triple slash is .320/.383/.563. That’s insane. He’ll get in.

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

        What about a guy that hit .313/.400/.565 and reached based just four fewer times in his career than Vlad in 361 fewer plate appearances? Does he make it?

        • Greg

          Who?

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

          He should, but will probably get penalized for playing in Coors.

          (you are referring to Larry Walker, right?)

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

            Yep, that’s him.

            • MattG

              Ah, well, no fair using someone ineligible.

              He is certainly a hofer. At some point, someone will realize that the road stats for the pre-humidor rockies were about as unreliable as the home stats. Colorado giveth, but those habits learned also taketh away.

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

            As he should.

            Walker, career:
            Home – .348/.431/.637
            Away – .278/.370/.495

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

            I thought he was talking about Bonds, but the numbers don’t match up. Dunno!

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

              Nooooooo, Bonds the Pirate is a HOFer. All that stuff he did in San Fran is just gravy.

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

            Fun fact about Walker: in his MVP season in 1997, he actually OPSed higher on the road than in Coors.

            1.169 at home
            1.176 on the road

            damn

        • MattG

          Albert Belle? Dick Allen?

          I assume its someone not in the hall…

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

          (takes bait)

          That depends. Did that player play most of his home games in a notorious hitters’ haven, and does he have a road line that’s much more pedestrian?

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

          who is that?

        • Carlosologist

          That’s Larry Walker, no? I thinks he makes it too, even though he played in Coors for the larger part of his career.

          • Pat D

            Larry Walker won’t get in, just because of the Coors effect.

      • whozat

        And he had speed when he was young. Certainly had TEH PHEAR, if you’re the kind of person who goes by that.

  • Lunch Lady Gaudin

    the grandy man can

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

    Playoff preview!

    (No, if these are playoff previews, I’ll cry. I actually kind of… agree with Kay.)

  • whozat

    curtis has no read on this guy’s move.

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

      This is only his 9th big league appearance ever. I doubt anyone has a good read on his move yet.

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

    Wow at that pitch.

  • Lunch Lady Gaudin

    and so it begins….

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

    Taking out Gardner… why?

    • whozat

      To get the platoon matchup that Washington would immediately take away.

    • Greg

      I don’t know. Doesn’t have a hit. In a bit of a slump

    • BadaBling

      You play to win the game!

  • BadaBling

    The Rangers pitching staff fears Cervelli, they scared.

  • Greg

    And let’s open up the Rangers’ endless bullpen

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

    That line about the 35 pitchers was actually hilarious.

    • BadaBling

      Even a broken clock is right at least two times a day, unless it’s a digital watch then your just screwed. I guess the 5 hours in the heat yesterday/this AM is finally got to him.

  • whozat

    See…Joe, you KNEW he was going to do that. Is having Kearns face a righty so much better than Gardner facing the lefty that you’re willing to lose Gardner in the OF?

  • It’sATarp

    lets see who exhaust their bench/pen first…this should be like a repeat of yesterday

  • http://dontbringinthelefty.blogspot.com Lucas AA, aka don’t_bring_in_the_lefty

    Are you kidding me? Please leave in the guy with the 5 WAR

  • Andy

    I really don’t understand this move

  • MattG

    This is pretty unwatchable. It feels like 2 AM.

  • CBean

    Swisher, don’t let them get away with hitting your teammate!

  • whozat

    . . . K.

    I guess that…worked?

  • Greg

    Well it worked in Girardi’s favor

  • OneDummYankFan

    Gardner would have wiffed

  • BadaBling

    They are due for a bases-loaded hit. Swish, show us whatcha ya got!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Girardi – 1
    Washington – 0

  • CBean

    I feel like this same bat has happened 10 times already.

  • Little Bill

    How many times will Swish leave the bases loaded tonight?

  • Greg

    But again, it was with two outs.
    Why cant we load the bases with nobody out?

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

      …because baseball doesn’t always work the way we want it to?

      • Greg

        All of the times the Yanks have loaded the bases this series have come with two outs

        • whozat

          That’s because 3 out of 5 hitters getting on base is a lot more likely than the first three hitters of an inning getting on base

          • Greg

            Thank you. At least you gave me a respectable answer

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

            That.

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

          All of the times the Yanks have loaded the bases this series have come with two outs

          It’s two games. That’s nothing.

          Nothing.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        …because baseball doesn’t always work the way we want it to?

        Repeated and bolded for emphasis.

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

      Because baseball isn’t a game where you can just get what you want by snapping your fingers, no matter how talented you are?

      Because good teams still fail 60-70% of the time?

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

    Stop leaving the bases loaded sob sob

  • Fred Lemondtero

    Swisher needs to sit next to Jeter. What a terrible swing. Another bases loaded opportunity thrown down the drain by Swish.

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

      Yeah, he needs to sit. Because he’s *injured*, not because he sucks and we should bench everyone that’s ever had a couple bad at bats.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Oh, hey, look. Runners LOB.

  • It’sATarp

    can we match yesterday’s number of guys lob?

  • whozat

    These games are awful. By the 7th, it’s like a fucking spring training game and you have to hope that Nunez gets on so Pena can move him over, so that maybe Colin Curtis can drive him in off of the 6th lefty in the opposing pen.

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

    0 for 5 with a walk with the bases loaded in 2 games. That’s almost hard to do.

  • OneDummYankFan

    This game is not going to end well

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

      Your predictions earlier in the gamethread all sucked. Keep that in mind.

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    if the object of the game was to put as many men on base without scoring, the Yankees would totally dominate everyone.

    15 LOB by players, 10 for team totals. Numbers like that make a manager proud.

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

      (stops polishing World Series ring)

      I’m sorry, what was that you were saying? Come again?

      Sincerely,
      Joe Girardi, Champion

    • whozat

      87-54, with the best winning percentage and run differential in the bigs. That makes a manager proud

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

        That.

        The objective of the game is to score more runs than your opponent. Teams that score a lot of runs are good at achieving that objective.

        Teams that score a lot of runs put a lot of baserunners on, and teams that put a lot of baserunners on also strand a lot of baserunners, because failure and success accompany each other in baseball all the time.

    • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

      Both excellent points.

      However, Yankee fans who constantly look for consistent run production often get burned, and here’s why: Past performance truly “does not guarantee future results.” That disclaimer, which you probably have seen many times, is for real. Unlike reports that measure the win totals or run differential, for instance, actually scoring runs to create a consistent pre playoff entry performance is very difficult to predict.

      Sincerely,

      Bernie Madoff

  • jfh

    after last night and the continued futility now, i am wondering if i should pack it in for the evening.

  • Magnus Stultus

    one more scoreless inning Chad, you can do it!

    • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

      unless he pulls a Joba and then it is wash rinse repeat – just like last night.

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

    It’s almost like keeping Gaudin in there for more than one inning was a bad idea!

    • Greg

      Girardi’s not Ron Washington

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Goddammit. At least Granderson cut it off. If he doesn’t do it, that’s a run and a double.

  • Total Dominication

    Shit

  • Cy Pettitte

    BOOOOOOOOOOONE time

  • BadaBling

    Why was Gaudin in this game? The Yanks deserve to have 1st and 3rd no out, Gaudin sucks at life.

  • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

    Why was Gaudin in there to begin with? What happened to Mitre?

    • Greg

      They had to choose between two bowls of shit.

      /Lewis Black’d

    • JohnnyC

      You do realize Moseley is pitching tomorrow?

      • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

        I didn’t, but I would rather have had a rested Mitre than a tired Gaudin today.

      • BadaBling

        Mitre, Albie, Joba…even Swisher woulda been a better choice than Gaudin. I’d rather resign Chan Ho or call up Kei than watch Gaudin pitch in a tied or close game.

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

          Chad Gaudin, August and September:
          10 appearances, 16 IP, 11/4 K/BB, 1.69 ERA, .158/.238/.298 allowed

          • BadaBling

            No pressure situations. He’s able to come into blowouts. Mr. Mop-Up. There is no way seeing Gaudin stroll outta the bullpen in a tied or close game instills any confidence. How many of the 10 appearances were within 3 runs, I’d guess without looking at the data, none before yesterday.

  • It’sATarp

    this game is ending up just like last night…full of fail

  • Jerome S

    I like how miserable we are for a tie game. The way everyone’s whining, you would think we’d be losing 12-2 or something.

    • Poopy Pants

      “we’d be losing 12-2 or something.”

      we?

    • Greg

      Just wait. It might become that

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

        You are *so* *annoying*

        And I’m not the only one who feels this way.

        • Kit

          I have been dying to tell him he’s obnoxious as fuck, but I’ve been trying to hold back.

    • Kit

      Hey, hey, some of us are just sitting here enjoying pringles and not whining. On a serious note, it’s the same set of people with the whining.

      • Magnus Stultus

        Not a huge fan of Pringles , simply not greasy enough for me.

        • Kit

          So I’m guessing you’re a Frito Lays fan?

          • Magnus Stultus

            Yup, I don’t eat a lot chips , but I prefer Lays.

    • It’sATarp

      when you leave 18 runners on base one night, then leave 9 on today thru half a game, you can’t blame us for whining

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

        Sure I can.

      • Jerome S

        I’m just trying to be optimistic.

        YEAH!

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

      I think a 12-2 lead is the only situation where people stop whining altogether. Any lead smaller than 9 runs is a potential disaster in waiting for some of these irrationally paranoid Yankee fans.

      Thus, if we’re actually tied or (heaven forbid) losing, it’s long past time to bite down on the cyanide capsule.

      • Magnus Stultus

        What’s wrong with some irrationality and whining sometimes? We can all enjoying the game of baseball on different emotional levels.

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

          What’s wrong with some irrationality and whining sometimes?

          It’s irrational and whiny.

          We can all enjoying the game of baseball on different emotional levels.

          You actually enjoy being irrational and whiny? Who the fuck enjoys being irrational and whiny?

          • Magnus Stultus

            I do. I think it’s fun and cathartic to be reactionary and irrational. It’s only sports I don’t mind being a bloviator sometimes.

            I just don’t necessary type it out those ‘emotions’ because it’s adds nothing to the conversation.

  • Betty Lizard

    Every time they talk about Borbon, I hear “Bourbon.”

    Freudian slip?

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    A strikeout here would be just dandy, Boone.

    • Cy Pettitte

      ask and ye shall receive

    • Magnus Stultus

      I would be satisfied with just one run score here.

    • Kit

      Boone only wants to make you happy, Matt.

    • CBean

      Quick, ask for a double play!

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

    Dear Boone,

    Please don’t make us regret liking you and stuff.

    Thanks,

    Me

  • FIPster Doofus

    Treanor with a 1.000 OBP tonight. Great job, pitchers.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    I like honoring 9/11 and all but those hats look bad.

    • seimiya

      There’s a thread above here about this.

  • http://riveraveblues bob

    let just pkay 4 wild card yankees are not into this game

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

      Yes, let’s give up now. If history has taught us anything, it’s that a team that doesn’t win every single series in September is hopelessly fucked and will never amount to shit.

      • Pasqua

        Oh, man. Like the 2000 Yankees, right! They lost, like, every game in Setpember! And we all know what happened to them. Miss the playo-

        What?

        They what?!

        Luis Sojo? Really?

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

      You and Greg need to go away.

  • Fred Lemondtero

    pitching around a 225 hitter man.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Jeff Francouer pinch hit….

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

    Here comes Frenchy!

  • Greg

    Ron plays with the hitters

  • MattG

    I like seeing a guy who won’t walk with the bases loaded.

    (now he’ll hit a salami)

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

    Please, do not play matchup for Jeff Francouer.

    Oh my god, he’s playing matchup for someone who struggles to keep his OBP above .300. Please just fucking kill me now.

    • Fred Lemondtero

      292 against lefties

    • Greg

      Hey, Logan couldn’t get MVP Matt Traenor out…

    • ZZ

      The decision has absolutely nothing to do with David Robertson being a significantly better pitcher coming in with the bases loaded in a key spot in this game.

      Nothing to do with that.

      Really.

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

        And it has nothing to do with using 2 of your best bullpen arms in the 6th inning, right?

        • ZZ

          WTH does that matter?

          Fans have been complaining for years about managers being wedded to the inning instead of the leverage.

          Now that Girardi is managing to the leverage for the most part, you guys are still complaining.

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

            Don’t lump me into “you guys”, thanks.

            And yes, we want to see more of using the better relievers in high leverage situations. Boone has done very well of late, and Frenchy isn’t exactly Albert Pujols. I just didn’t understand wasting him there.

            • ZZ

              Ok. You guy. Singular since you are the only one complaining.

              How can you possibly justify a statement that Robertson is being wasted there?

              Bases loaded, tie game. Robertson is arguably the Yankees best non-Mo reliever.

              What exactly is a better spot to bring in your 2nd best reliever than bases loaded?

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

                If we load the bases against Rich Harden I’m pretty sure good things will happen.

                Pretty sure!

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

                  Er, reply fail sorry. Not worth arguing this anymore.

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

          Frenchy v. LHP: .298/.342/.478
          Frenchy v. RHP: .255/.296/.402

          Ross, I say this as a friend who actually respects you and thinks you’re a good and valuable contributor:

          Please stop being dumb. You get on these irrational hate-rants against people (like Cervelli and Girardi) and it makes you stop thinking about things rationally and say horrendously stupid shit out of blind rage. It’s very unbecoming, and you’re better than that. Don’t let the frustration cloud your sound thinking, because when you’re calm and levelheaded, you’re a great commenter.

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

            Whatever, I didn’t even call Girardi any names and my argument clearly wasn’t irrational. If you think Cervelli should play as much as he does and that using 3 pitchers to record 3 outs is a good idea then you shouldn’t even bother reading my posts!

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

              Your argument is irrational.

              You don’t want Joe Girardi to use handedness matchups to Jeff Francouer because Jeff Francouer is a bad hitter, but he’s only a bad hitter against certain handed pitchers.

              Your argument is irrational.

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

                I feel good about the bases being loaded this time.

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

                  God damn, I REALLY hate the reply system here sometimes.

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

      Go look at Frenchy’s career platoon splits and get back to me.

      Go ahead, I’ll wait.

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

        Do we care what his platoon splits were in the NL? He’s an atrocious hitter. His performance level couldn’t keep him in the Mets lineup. That should tell you something.

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

          Do we care what his platoon splits were in the NL?

          Yes. Because not caring would be stupid.

          He’s an atrocious hitter.

          Particularly against righties, which is what makes him a bad hitter overall. Against lefties, he’s quite effective. He’s like Marcus Thames.

          His performance level couldn’t keep him in the Mets lineup. That should tell you something.

          It should tell you he can’t hit righties, which is why you should give him righties whenever possible, particularly when the righty you have warming in the bullpen is a better pitcher than the lefty currently on the mound.

    • FIPster Doofus

      Frenchy is a league-average hitter against lefties; he is an atrocity vs. righties. I don’t blame Girardi for playing matchups here.

  • Jerome S

    D-ROB!

    • Betty Lizard

      When Dave Robertson walks on, he makes me think of the Hardy Boys and Jack Armstrong, All American Boy. (This is not a bad thing; he just looks jaunty and ernest.)

  • Jerome S

    hey since when does Jeff Francoeur play for the Rangers?!

  • http://riveraveblues bob

    wake me up in oct

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

      (thinks)

      No.

  • James A

    At least Ron Washington has an excuse for managing like this, hes on coke
    Joe is going matchup crazy

  • Fred Lemondtero

    D-Rob is gonna walk him. You can’t make this stuff up.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    If he walk Franco, I’m going to bed. You cannot do that, Dave.

  • Cy Pettitte

    3-0 to Jeff Francoeur….

  • Kit

    C’mon, D-Rob. I believe!

  • FIPster Doofus

    God dammit

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

    Gross but way more acceptable than walking him.

    • CBean

      Okay that second hit sucked way more.

  • Jerome S

    better than a walk!

  • MattG

    Q: Before that pitch, Robertson shook Cervelli off twice. He only throws 2 pitches. Only possible conclusion: its a fastball, and Robertson was shaking off location?

  • Fred Lemondtero

    Ball game over! Texas wins!

  • Greg

    Note

    The Rangers loaded the bases with one out

    • Kit

      If I was a ruder person I would tell you to shove it, but since I’m trying to be more polite, please kindly shove it.

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

        If I was a ruder person I would tell you to shove it, but since I’m trying to be more polite, please kindly shove it.

        #cutstothechase

  • OneDummYankFan

    its over

    Yanks not going to score again

    accept it and go to sleep

    • Stratman9652

      Ive never seen anyone with a more fitting username.

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

        “touchtoneterriost”?

        • Stratman9652

          Must have been before my time I’m pretty new here. Sounds like a great name for a metal band though.

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

            It was quite a ride.

            (TWSS)

  • Pat D

    MLBN did a countdown of the 50 most bizarre moments in MLB history. Amongst Yankee-related moments: Pedro throwing down Don Zimmer, Orlando Hernandez throwing his glove for the out at first, Carlton Fisk tagging out two Yankees at the plate, Clemens chucking the bat at Piazza, the Midges, Knoblauch’s brain fart in the 1998 ALCS Game 2, Reggie’s hip check in the 1978 WS, the Reggie/Billy Fenway confrontation in 1977, Jeffrey Maier and the Pine Tar Game.

    • Pasqua

      Now’s not the time, Pat. Apparently we’re not scoring another run tonight, or ever. I know that because I read comments from crazy people.

      • Pat D

        Yea, I was flipping between the game and my DVR, so I posted it while I still had it in my comment screen.

        So I guess it’s my fault since I wasn’t paying full attention.

  • Stratman9652

    Wow I’m really excited for tommorows day game just because I might get a full nights sleep.

  • Magnus Stultus

    I said one run , Goddamit!

  • Jerome S

    “In play, runs”

    Mindshit.
    Someone hit a homerun, anyone in this lineup can do it.
    Not Cisco.
    But still!

  • Fred Lemondtero

    Because Andrus wouldn’t steal 2nd anyway Michael Kay.

  • smurfy

    Robertson needs a two seam fastball. Andrus hasn’t been able to hit anything till that.

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    Tough situation for Robertson to come into, didn’t work out real well.

    • BadaBling

      I’d rather what he did than watching Gaudin give up numerous homeruns.

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

      Hi iYankee!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    How was that nto a strike? Jesus (the same goes for the 2-1 to Cervelli).

  • V

    Holy defense, Batman!

    • CBean

      That was a fantastic play by Robbie!

  • BadaBling

    Cano better win the gold glove this year.

  • It’sATarp

    isn’t amazing how hitting with risp can lead to scoring? wouldn’t it be nice if the team start doing it again?

  • smurfy

    Man, Cano saved the day with that snare. Robertson needs to cultivate movement, throw a cutter.

  • http://dontbringinthelefty.blogspot.com Lucas AA, aka don’t_bring_in_the_lefty

    Oh man. That was a big-time play.

  • ecks

    That lazy Cano! He didn’t want to stand around there any longer; that’s the only reason he made that play. Also, that throwing motion… Yup, this guy’s the epitome of laziness.

    • BadaBling

      Are you implying he lacks grit?

      • ecks

        Oh my, how could I forget. My apologies. Yes, he also lacks grit!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Cano swagger overload

  • OneDummYankFan

    ok show of hands

    who think yanks can come back?

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      It’s Arlington and it’s the power bats up. So yeah.

      • Greg

        can they yes

        will they ehhh

    • Kit

      *raises hand*

    • BadaBling

      All day, everyday, regardless the score. I never lose faith!

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

      Times I count the best offense in baseball out of a game:

      Never.

    • ShuutoHeat (Passion>all)

      ” OneDummYankFan says:
      September 11, 2010 at 11:41 pm

      its over

      Yanks not going to score again

      accept it and go to sleep”

      Why do you even bother asking? In your mind the game is already over and shouldn’t you be at sleep?

      Show of hands, anyone else think he can get dumber?

  • OneDummYankFan

    this team do not have the swagger

    bunch of _ussys

    • Kit

      You seriously need to cut the crap and stop saying things that make you look stupid.

      • ShuutoHeat (Passion>all)

        But but but…who will play the village idiot?

        • Pat D

          I could fill in if necessary. I can play many roles.

          • Kit

            Nah, Pat. People actually like you, being mean to you wouldn’t be as fun.

            • Pat D

              But I need to show off my range!!!!!

              • Kit

                If you want the role, its yours, but you’ll have to learn how to make ridiculous comments, misspell words and refuse to capitalize the right letters.

                • Pat D

                  Ooh, I guess I can’t accept.

                  I refuse to intentionally misspell words and not use capitalization.

        • Kit

          We’ve got plenty of people. Greg and bob are good candidates, and they keep the posting to a minimum so we don’t have to deal with them often.

          • OneDummYankFan

            loaded with Granderson up

            Keep the faith

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

        And the word is “pussy”.

        What kind of a fucking pussy is too much of a pussy to actually use the word pussy when calling someone else a pussy?

        A fuckin’ pussy-ass-pussy, that’s who.

    • It’sATarp

      they need old spice?

  • Magnus Stultus

    I will take that … A BOMB please ! Or, XBH.

  • JohnnyC

    Ted Williams? Who’s Ted Williams? I thought Joe Maddon invented the shift.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    I hate this new A-Rod swing. Aesthetically anyways.

  • http://dontbringinthelefty.blogspot.com Lucas AA, aka don’t_bring_in_the_lefty

    A-Bomb right here, please.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Ugh. Just missed.

  • Cy Pettitte

    an almost-bomb from A-Rod

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

    Siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh these last 2 games have been more frustrating than the entire Orioles series.

  • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

    Unbelievable amount of balls hit to the warning track last night and tonight.

  • Pat D

    Boston just lost.

    Magic number 12.

    In other news, HOW MANY FUCKING BALLS ARE GOING TO DIE AT THE TRACK???

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

      As : Red Sox :: Angels : Yankees

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

      WE WANT ALVARO!
      WE WANT ALVARO!
      WE WANT ALVARO!

    • Kit

      Oh, Boston. I refuse to stop laughing.

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

    Craaaapola, aaargh

  • James A

    lower that magic number, boston and chicago lost

  • jfh

    why did kay try to sell that like it was an hr?

  • Magnus Stultus

    *(*(*()&&(*&(&(**&(*&(*&(*&!

  • BadaBling

    A-Rod…you had me at DEEP FL…caught on the warning track. Cmon Canoize!

  • MattG

    You know what’s really depressing? OneDumbYankFan will be right 2/3rds of the time.

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

      A broken clock is right 66% of the time?

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

      If you predict failure for ANY baseball team, you’ll be right at least like 60% of the time.

    • Kit

      He can only be right if you admit it.

      /childish

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

        Remember, it’s not a lie…if you believe it.

        /Costanza’d

    • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

      But he’ll be a miserable SOB 100% of the time.

  • Magnus Stultus

    Time for Berkman’s first Hr as a Yank !

  • Cy Pettitte

    Berkman first HR in pinstripes right hurr

  • BadaBling

    Runners on base, 1 out, the red hot Berkman at the dish! Pounce Puma, Pounce!

  • Magnus Stultus

    G , give the green light !

    • Magnus Stultus

      Marcus Thames to pinch hit for Pena? that is ,if we don’t hit into DP.

  • MattG

    Scintillating.

    Pivoting the back foot is the first thing they teach in t-ball.

  • Fred Lemondtero

    Another bases loaded situation for the Yankees to fail in.

    • jfh

      nattering nabob of negativism

  • Greg

    THank you.
    With one out!

  • Cy Pettitte

    only 1 out this time, score some runs

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

    Tying run is now in scoring position.

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

    ZOMG FREEDOM WEEK ON PATRIOT DAY

    • Pat D

      I like getting my freedom from Goombahs.

  • ecks

    He’s going to call prime Nolan Ryan next. I can feel it.

  • OneDummYankFan

    before you all get your hopes up

    remember whos up and who follows afterward

    • Cy Pettitte

      pinch hit Sado for Pena then replace him with Nunie?

  • Jerome S

    Bases loaded for three hitters who don’t hit above .260.
    It’s going to be great having Posada back.

  • BadaBling

    The Pouncing Puma! Pounces over to 1st. Only one out still, bases loaded again. If I see Ron Washington walk back out to the mound in the middle of the inning again I’m not supplying him any more product.

  • Fred Lemondtero

    Nice the bases are not loaded anymore.

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

    Now that’s how you get it done with the bases loaded!

  • Greg

    yay

  • BadaBling

    Yesssss! Still no hit but, YESSSS!

  • OneDummYankFan

    the only way to score

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

      Lots of ways to be an idiot, though.

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

    Well, that was a freebie

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    YAY!

  • MattG

    That’s weird. Raise your hand if you figured a lefty’d be pitching.

  • Carlosologist

    Just need a single here…

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

    We are due to hit a homer. I’m feeling it for Granderson right now.

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

      Bah. After accurately predicting Moeller’s double yesterday, that should have been easy.

  • OneDummYankFan

    watch the knuckle head swing

    • Greg

      FAIL

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

        Hah. Even GREG is cracking on OneDummYankFan now. That’s hilarious.

    • MattG

      Do you have a web cam?

    • It’sATarp

      watch the knuckle head comment

    • Kit

      Keep the faith.

      /You’d

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

    Jorge pls.

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

      No GIDP, please.

      • Pat D

        Curse you.

  • BadaBling

    Granderson drew a walk. Awesome.

    HIP HIP…

    • BadaBling

      JORGE!!

  • Magnus Stultus

    Please Sado ! let there be hurt!

  • Fred Lemondtero

    Remember when the Yanks use to hit slams and stuff.

  • Jerome S

    UNLEASH ramiro.

    • Jerome S

      never mind.

  • Carlosologist

    Absolutely love the magic number picture. That was one of the first baseball stories my dad told me.

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

      Seriously man, stop making me feel old

      • Pat D

        I feel old here and at work. It’s just not right.

    • Kit

      Love that picture as well.

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

      a. you’re way too young
      b. One of my favorite baseball memories, really.

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

    Maddux has abnormally large fingers…. creepy

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    SUICIDE SQUEEZE!!!

  • BadaBling

    Did Kay call Maddux a rusty gunslinger?

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

      That’s nasty.

    • Pat D

      You’ll always get gunslinger references when you’re playing the Texas Rangers.

    • JimAbbottFan

      He reminds me of Snidely Whiplash if he curled up that mustache a bit.

    • Stratman9652

      I still say he looks like Frank Zappa.

  • Cy Pettitte

    PoPo didn’t get any of Andy’s snack so he’s hungry for some salami

  • OneDummYankFan

    anybody thinking double play

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      everybody.

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

      We all knew you were, there was no point in you posting it.

      In fact, there’s no point in you ever posting anything, we all know what you’re going to say, and we don’t give a shit about it.

      • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

        He’s one dumm yank fan l0lz

      • OneDummYankFan

        just keeping it real

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

          keeping it real = constantly predicting doom and gloom? Got it

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

          Real stupid.

  • V

    Ugh I hate that effing strike call.

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

    Strop will get himself in trouble here, let him do it.

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

      Mike, when you’re right, you’re right.

  • OneDummYankFan

    or strike out

  • Carlosologist

    Strop has nothing. I predict a grand slam in the next AB.

  • Fred Lemondtero

    What a joke this is.

  • Cy Pettitte

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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

    Unbelievable.

  • V

    And… worst possible outcome. Ugh why are you so fucking slow, Posada?

  • Carlosologist

    FUCK

  • ThatGuyGreg

    Oh, FFS

  • OneDummYankFan

    damn predicatable

  • BadaBling

    Worst possible outcome. FUCK!

  • Magnus Stultus

    The worst possible scenario…

  • It’sATarp

    dear god the offense is looking just horrible

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

    I knew it, what a bunch of _ussys

    /OneDummMoron

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

    Buzzkill.

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

      But at least we have this awesome barbershop quartet with their flag shirts, eh?

      • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

        I liked how half of them were solemn, but the other half was all excited.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      This so many times.

  • Jerome S

    Mindshit.
    Two more innings, people…

  • Fred Lemondtero

    What in the hell is this

  • V

    And… I gotta get some sleep so I can shake this cold before work on Monday.

  • ThatGuyGreg

    Yes, nothing says solemn remembrance like a damn barbershop quartet.

  • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS
  • http://dontbringinthelefty.blogspot.com Lucas AA, aka don’t_bring_in_the_lefty

    I see that they decided to go with a solemn rendition

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

      That’s as solemn as you’re allowed to get in Texas. State law.

    • ShuutoHeat (Passion>all)

      THAT or Lady Gaga…

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

    If the Yankees get a fair statistical correction tomorrow, I believe they should score about 42 runs off Lee.

    • Carlosologist

      and 15 runs off the superpen. Regression is a bitch.

    • Pat D

      I’ll settle for more than the Rangers score.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Girardi needs to find something to get throw out about…fast.

    • MattG

      He has to wait until Cervelli is up.

  • Fred Lemondtero

    11 girls left on base.

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

      That’s just fucking childish on your part.

  • Magnus Stultus

    Well, One run is doable. That’s all I can say. That or, somebody has a joint?

    • Fred Lemondtero

      They had a no run lead for a while yesterday and we couldn’t do it.

    • BadaBling

      Call ja boi Cannibus, he’s always around.

      • Magnus Stultus

        He is out of town this weekend.

  • OneDummYankFan

    for all those who do not fear the Rangers

    better start planning your gold outings in october

  • Greg

    Honestly, I think ARod’s presense has something to do with it. I mean they had won 8 in a row. and ever since he came back the offense has been non existant.

    WHat I mean by Arod’s presense is that everybody else relaxed a bit because ARod was coming back and therefore they didn’t have to pick up the slack. I’m being serious

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      I like how you added “I’m being serious” at the end. That’s about all I liked.

      • Greg

        you want to explain it?

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

      I’m being serious

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekQ_Ja02gTY (safe)

    • seimiya

      So it is, according to you, all A-Rod’s fault. You are also being serious.

      • Greg

        A bit

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

          Greg… that’s dumb.

    • nathan

      I know, it has nothing to do with facing a top 4 AL opponent.

      • Greg

        Baltimore’s a top 4 AL opponent?

        • nathan

          I meant Texas

        • It’sATarp

          out of all the Al east teams in the past two months they have won the most games by any team not named the yankees…

          • Greg

            Polish a turd it’s still a turd

            /Jeff Dunham’d

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

              Are you really citing Jeff Dunham in your argument?

              Jeff Dunham?

              • nathan

                Lol

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

          Fun fact: the Orioles were the best team in the AL East in the month of August

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

      uhhh did you see the team last year with/without A-Rod? Stop being a moron

      • Greg

        THat was last year you moron

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

          So? What’s the difference between this year and last year?

          (eagerly awaits inevitably silly answer)

          • Pat D

            Why does anyone even bother arguing with you? I’ve never seen you lose one ever.

  • smurfy

    They are rocking Robertson.

  • It’sATarp

    47 runners left on base for two games…that is fucken amazing

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

      We ate the whole wheel of cheese.

  • OneDummYankFan

    golf outings

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

      Nah, fuck that, I’m planning a gold outing like you said.

      Your typos are way more intelligent than the shit you mean to say.

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

        I honestly had absolutely no idea what he meant by “gold outings.”

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

          Me neither, but a gold outing sounds fun.

          Maybe that’s where we pick out what gold jewelry we’re planning on wearing to the parade down the Canyon of Heroes for #28 this November.

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

            That sounds great. o/\o

        • It’sATarp

          it means we’re tiger woods and we’re having tons of awesome sex with sluts…i think that’s what it means, cuz thats what i think when i hear golf.

  • Stratman9652

    If there was ever a time for Frankie to hit his one homer of the season tonight wouldn’t be a bad time.

  • Hughesus Christo

    DRob injured? Consider this party pooped.

  • CBean

    D-Rob, please be ok.

  • Cy Pettitte

    sit your ass down Cruz

  • MattG

    Wait, two outs, none in, and only one on? Did the game move to Valhalla?

    • MattG

      That’s better!

    • Hughesus Christo

      You mean the jail? That’s how I feel about this series.

  • OneDummYankFan

    DROB got robbed on a couple of close ones

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

    I’m not going to even say it. Girardi must know something I don’t.

  • Carlosologist

    Fact I wanted to share because I thought it was interesting: My dad, me, and one of my sisters were born in Yankee championship years. My other sister and my mom were born in years in which they lost the WS.

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

      You have a wife? Get busy!

    • It’sATarp

      so it’s all the women’s fault…seems fair

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      What year were you born? 1923?

      • Carlosologist

        I don’t follow. But if you must know, I was born in 96. I was a little derp when the Yanks won it all.

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

          Wow… you’re a ‘youngin

    • MattG

      Here’s hoping your family doesn’t believe in birth control.

      • nathan

        :-)

    • Pat D

      Wow, I almost follow this pattern too. My dad was born in ’49, my mom in ’51. My older sister was born in ’77, so those were all World Series win years.

      I was born in ’81, so a World Series loss year.

      Then my younger sister had to go and be born in 1985. Though the Yankees did win 97 games that year.

  • Jerome S

    NOOZFLASH: We’ve scored 3 runs this game already. one or two more isn’t inconceivable.

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      Of course it is.

  • Fred Lemondtero

    D-Rob is gonna need Tommy John after this outing.

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

    D-Rob just didn’t have the good stuff tonight.

  • Greg

    That’s game

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

      No, it’s not.

      It’s not “game” until they actually stop playing. It’s been that way since 1876.

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

      Sure is. Never in their history have they come back from down two in the 7th. It’s never happened, especially not in Texas this year.

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

        I’m 1,000% sure you’re right. We’ve never come back from a two run deficit with two innings to play, ever. I don’t think anyone ever has in the history of baseball.

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

    It’s almost like he left him in 15 pitches too long.

    • Hughesus Christo

      …almost

      (Girardi rant here)

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    This is extremely annoying. Everything happens with 2 outs. And Girardi is irritating me tonight…but, of course, not as much as this offense – or lack thereof.

  • JohnnyC

    Of all the really bad Geico commercials the chess match one is by far the worst. It probably didn’t even sound good when they were passing the pipe around during the writer’s meeting.

    • Pat D

      GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

        lol

      • Carlosologist

        Pat got cut off haha

        • Pat D

          Yea, I had a lot more O’s in there.

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

            Yea, I had a lot more O’s in there.

            TWSS

  • Cy Pettitte

    Albie makes me laugh with that tiny glove and the shimmy before he sets

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

      The glove looks even smaller next to his bulbous gut.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    …like, come on…Mitch Moreland. Seriously?

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

    Wow, Mike gettin all fired up on Twitter. Look at him go!

    • JohnnyC

      What happened to Mike’s pom-poms? He’s too negative for his own blog. I’m disappointed.

  • OneDummYankFan

    long way from AAA

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

      Your commenting average with RISP is like .197 now.

      • OneDummYankFan

        I hear you

        just posting for reactions

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

          So you’re openly admitting to trolling? That’s cool

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

          Your reactions are probably going to stop soon. There’s an O:S in your immediate future. We’re just sparring with you now for sport.

          • Pat D

            I’m still behind. What does O:S mean?

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

              Operation: Shutdown

              a concerted effort to ignore trolls

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

              Operation: Shutdown, when you stop responding to people

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

              Operation: Shutdown, where we ban together as a board and start collectively ignoring the terminally insane and criminally ignorant.

              http://riveraveblues.com/wp-co.....utdown.jpg

              • Pat D

                Sounds like fun.

          • OneDummYankFan

            what is an o:s?

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

              You’ll find out.

            • OneDummYankFan

              ok

              But i am yankee fan

              • Kit

                Good for you. You don’t sound like one.

                And now O:S.

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

                  It begins.

        • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS
    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      you were saying

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

      About 120 miles on I-80

      • Pat D

        Still waiting for that Office episode where they have an off site outing at a Scranton Yankees game.

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Quite a bit of awkward silence in the YES booth.

  • Hughesus Christo

    Alphabet!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Albie 3-0 to strikeout very nice

  • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

    The Texas bullpen is pretty good, but I don’t think this offense should have a big problem getting to it for the runs it needs.

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      I’m sure Girardi will pitch hit Colin Curtis for A-Rod with the bases loaded and let Marcus Thames run for Eduardo Nunez.

      • nathan

        When did Joe Torre become the manager?

  • http://dontbringinthelefty.blogspot.com Lucas AA, aka don’t_bring_in_the_lefty

    An Albaladejo keeps the doctor away-o

    • Jerome S

      LOL. Where’d you hear this?

  • King of the Troglodytes

    Congrats to Albaladejo for getting the immortal Matt Treanor out.

  • Hughesus Christo

    These games. They aren’t entertaining.

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      I’d rather watch Vin Diesel movies.

      (blatant lie)

      • Hughesus Christo

        I’d rather watch a Kate Hudson/Katherine Heigl/Matthew McConaughey romantic comedy.

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

          Even though I disagree with her policy positions, if Carly Fiorina would promise to use the powers of her office to block such a movie from ever being made, I may have to vote for her.

          • Betty Lizard

            That’s a bit much, but I’m a girl and I don’t even like those movies. But Carly Fiorina? That’s like the nuclear option, man. Let’s reserve that for a apocalyptic plague or something worse than Matthey McConaughey, et al.

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

              Fair enough.

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

      Meh, we’re all watching and not doing something else…

    • smurfy

      I disagree. This one is feeling good.

  • Cy Pettitte

    do some damage against Strop please

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

    Cervelli on base 8 straight times.

    You know, Suzyn….

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Cervelli’s OBP is like .6894983489 now

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    So um, high water mark for Cervelli?

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

    Ugh, that fucking walk bat-toss.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Cervelli keeps doing that douchey bat throw

    STOP IT

  • OneDummYankFan

    maddox is GAY?

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

      Seriously, just leave. You’re annoying already, don’t add offensive.

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

        Shit, he might get banned before we even have an opportunity to ignore him.

  • Fred Lemondtero

    I don’t even want to know what Mike Maddux does for his pitchers in the locker room.

  • Magnus Stultus

    I wonder what Joe West thinks of Mike Maddux.

  • JohnnyC

    Pitching carefully to Cervelli. Maddux is such a darn good pitching coach. Like how he uses magic marker creatively.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Next time Maddux or Washington even think about making a visit to the mound, I just wanna take them out with a crossbow.

    • Pat D

      Here’s your chance.

    • Magnus Stultus

      A bazooka will achieve more of spectacular effects ! They can also play the ‘natural’ music while you do it.

  • Total Dominication

    Cervelli with another walk. Wow.

  • Fred Lemondtero

    Kearns must think hes BG or something.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    CROSSBOW!!!

  • Hughesus Christo

    STOP. VISITING. THE FUCKING. MOUND.

    • Kit

      I think that’s his hobby. His other hobby is cocaine.

      • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

        MADDUX YOU GO BACK IN THE FUCKING DUGOUT. RIGHT, FUCKING, NOW.

  • Carlosologist

    Cervelli is learning from the School of the New York Nicks.

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      lol

  • Cy Pettitte

    you would think this was game 6 and 7 of the ALCS

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

    Is it really 12:30 already? Holy cow.

  • Stratman9652

    I think Frankie finnaly realized no good happens when he swings that wood thing he carries to the plate. Kinda strange how he’s become one of the least frustrating batters to watch this series.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    PSA:

    Hi, I’m Ron Washington. And doing coke is fucking amazing…

    /The More You Know.

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      It also allows me to walk back and forth from the dugout to the pitcher’s mound like 40 times an inning.

    • Pat D

      I’m telling you, he did it just to make sure that Josh Hamilton didn’t.

      That is how you protect your players.

  • Pat D

    Wow, did anyone else’s sound just get bad? At leaast when O’Neill spoke?

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      Nope?

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

      It’s been weird this whole series, but now it’s even worse.

    • Cy Pettitte

      Yes

      • Pat D

        Yea right now Kay sounds fine but O’Neill sounds like he’s on the phone.

    • Hughesus Christo

      His mic committed suicide after the 28th Rangers pitching change.

    • Cy Pettitte

      I think Kay got food on the mic cause only his is distorted

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

      The sound is by definition bad when O’Neill is talking

      to answer your question, yea mine did too

    • Carlosologist

      Mine got really bad. I’ve got these speakers going, so I picked it as soon as I heard O’Neill speak.

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

      Yeah, sounds like he’s underwater

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

      Yeah, I hear it. Did Paulie move his broadcast to Waco mid-inning? He sounds like he’s in a booth a hundred miles away.

  • Total Dominication

    Come on Teix!

  • Jerome S

    nice, nice…

  • CBean

    I am ready for a homerun from Tex or A-Rod.

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

      I’d settle for a two-run single.

      • V

        Let’s just go ahead and split the difference, with a 3-R double.

        • Carlosologist

          Nostradamus, lol.

  • http://dontbringinthelefty.blogspot.com Lucas AA, aka don’t_bring_in_the_lefty

    Grand slam, NOW.

    • http://dontbringinthelefty.blogspot.com Lucas AA, aka don’t_bring_in_the_lefty

      THAT WORKS TOO!

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

    7th’s time is the charm right? RIGHT?

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Is Paul O’Neill asleep at the mic?

  • Cy Pettitte

    bases loaded, A-Rod up….

    here comes Mike Maddux….gun to my head

  • Magnus Stultus

    Oh no, not fucking Ogando!

  • It’sATarp

    here we go again…time to come thru now…laws of averages say so

  • Total Dominication

    Time for an A-Bomb, or at least a go-ahead double or game-tying single. Any type of RISP hit!

    • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

      +13

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

    Why are the bases always loaded. These teases.

  • Carlosologist

    With the time it’s taken to go between these pitching conferences, I could have solved world hunger, read a book, and gone to sleep.

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

    Thank god, A-rod.

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Centaurian.

  • Fred Lemondtero

    Oh shit Alex

  • Kit

    FUCK YESSS.

  • Greg

    Yes

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

    DEEP AND THICK

  • Cy Pettitte

    YES YES YES

  • Pat D

    OMG!!!

    Thought Teix was dead.

  • Carlosologist

    YEAH THAT’S HOW YOU FUCKING DO IT

  • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

    A-Rod: The most clutch man in the world.

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

    I love you Alex.

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

    FUCK YES

    Tex looked out

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

      Never mind. great slide

      awesome

  • Magnus Stultus

    Rod! finally!

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

    A-rod is the reason this team isn’t playing well. I’m dead serious.

    /Greg

    • Greg

      Not his personal fault. It’s just that everyone stepped up when he was gone. And then he returned and a lot of guys let up a bit.

      Nothing on ARod personally or on the field

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

        Yeah… no. This theory of yours is batshit insane, Greg.

        The other Yankees didn’t stop playing with a sense of urgency just because Alex came back. They’re professional baseball players.

        • Greg

          Got it from SNY, you’re probably right

  • OneDummYankFan

    Ok I am eating crow

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

      O:S

    • seimiya

      You will be eating crow in the vast majority of the games the Yankees play, so I suggest you either get a new attitude or really learn to love the taste of crow.

      :D

    • Pat D

      Taste like chicken?

  • Stratman9652

    what was that about stranding runners again?

  • smurfy

    Yes, yes, oh, yes…it’s feelin’ very entertaining .

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    This is all A-Rod’s fault.

    /Greg’d

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I.
    FIND.
    YOUR.
    LACK.
    OF.
    FAITH.
    DISTURBING.

  • Total Dominication

    RISP HITS!!!!!! RUNS!!!!!! LEADS!!!!!!! Fuck yeah!

  • Hughesus Christo

    Bases-clearing double? That calls for a… MOUND VISIT!

    • Stratman9652

      TWSS?

  • seimiya

    In play (runs)

    • Kit

      The sweetest words ever displayed by Gameday.

      • seimiya

        At least, when your team is up.

        • Kit

          Yes.

  • Kit

    Are you seriously still doing this bullshit, Washington?

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

    A-Rod… um… I…

    DO ME. /blunt

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

      Whoa there, you don’t wanna know where that thing has been.

    • Magnus Stultus

      In his Centaur form?

      • ShuutoHeat (Passion>all)

        I would like to ask the very same question…

    • Kit

      I almost choked on a pringle potato chip.

      (And I was specific there to avoid any perversion.)

    • Pat D

      That is what she said.

    • seimiya

      /STEALS ANDY WHILE YOU’RE BUSY.

      HAHAHAHAHAHAH.

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

        NO I HAVE THE ANDYNESS YOU CANNOT HAVE IT

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Wow excellent call by Ted Barrett at home. That could have easily been blown.

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

      Yup.

      And, a DYNAMITE tag by Texy. That was a brilliant maneuver.

      • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

        TSJC,

        I’m thinking Tex takes the gold in maneuvering in 2012.

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

          He can come with us on our gold outings this winter.

  • CBean

    We had to score runs in that situation sooner or later.

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

      But that’s not what all these morons keep telling me. They keep insisting that we’ll always fail in those situations, forever, because we secretly suck and only they’re smart enough to realize it.

  • Jerome S

    OPTIMISM
    Pass it on

    paid for by the foundation for a better life.

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      ‘like’

  • JimAbbottFan

    I thought The Yankees weren’t allowed to score anymore runs?

  • jfh

    finally. i am glad i stayed awake to see it.

  • V

    Ron Washington will singlehandedly force MLB to change the September callup rules.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Maybe that’s his plan?

  • Cy Pettitte

    this is such a joke, Ron Washington and Maddux killing me here

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    All Girardi has to do is NOT bring in Joba Chamberlain.

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

    I’m going to quote a long-departed friend and say that Ron Washington is a bk randy.

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

      Heh.

  • ShuutoHeat (Passion>all)

    So… according to people earlier we have already lost this game and the 8/9th innings are only for fun.

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

      Aren’t you glad we gave up two innings ago? I know I am.

      • JimAbbottFan

        Hey, giving up early means they stop commenting.

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

          If only that were true.

          After they say it’s over and we should give up, they stick around to see if they were right and can crow about it. If they’re wrong and we win, they shut the fuck up and pretend they said nothing.

  • Magnus Stultus

    I thought for sure the much feared Ogando was gonna coming in, meh.

  • Cy Pettitte

    K-Wood to Mo or if Mo is unavailable Albie to K-Wood

  • V

    Cano officially is no longer super-Cano.

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

    Oh Ron, you are tempting fate by messing with Granderson.

    • Kit

      Seriously. C’mon, Grandy. Make Ron regret messing with you.

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Puma getting respect.

  • Fred Lemondtero

    What in the hell is Ron Washington doing?

  • Carlosologist

    These dugout calls are on coke. Granderson has been murdering left-handed pitching since his upgrade.

  • Pat D

    Anyone else think that Cano is really tired? He’s shown some tendencies from when he was lazy.

    • Stratman9652

      He really looks drained, but when you were as hot as he was only getting base hits is a huge slump. Its all relative.

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

    Get Thames in there for Grandy. Do it.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      And who in the hell plays CF?! Kearns? Swisher on one leg?

      • It’sATarp

        Mo plays the outfield and swisher pitches…done

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

        Golson, drrr.

  • Andy

    Alex is hitting .215 against lefties this year and .290 against righties, which is probably why Washington left the lefty in to face him.

  • http://www.twitter.com/tomzig Tom Zig

    does Mo pitch today?

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

      Doubt it. He threw 2 innings, 30 pitches yesterday?

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

        23 pitches, actually.

  • Fred Lemondtero

    lol @ Posada

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Seriously, is there a fucking game that passes in which Kay does not mention Torre?

    • JohnnyC

      Yes.

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

    So who is going on a gold outing with me?

    • Kit

      Is that like hunting for pieces of gold in rivers?

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

        A gold outing can be many things, m’lady.

    • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

      Although none of us has any idea what it entails, it sounds like jolly good fun.

      • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS
        • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

          In that case, apparently we should what until October. It’s a little too early for a gold outing…

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

            True

    • Carlosologist

      Can I bring my golf cart, which happens to be made out of gold?

  • V

    Ugh I hate this outfield. That looked like it had a chance off the bat.

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

    Uuurggghhh. Stopping hitting them there!

  • It’sATarp

    Dammit, that CF today is a black hole…

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

      The Rangers are deep in centerfielders like nobody’s business.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    The Yankees will hit at least two home runs tomorrow. Book it.

  • Carlosologist

    We need a shutdown inning from Wood/whoever and then get the ball to Mo.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I’m sorry, W.B. Mason, but I don’t want coffee when I’m watching/attending a baseball game.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Kerry gives me Wood. LET’S GO!

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

    I don’t know if I’m emotionally ready to see Joba in the 9th inning. Hope Mo is available!

    • Greg

      HUghes

  • http://www.twitter.com/tomzig Tom Zig

    if OBP is so important, why don’t they put it on the scoreboard

  • Cy Pettitte

    Jeff Francoeur – seriously?

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Ugh, Francoeur.

  • Total Dominication

    I do not understand that sac.

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

      I doubt he was intending to hit a sac fly, he was trying to hit a double.

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

        I think he meant the bunt.

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

          Ah, my bad.

          I got nothing.

        • Total Dominication

          Yeah.

  • Kit

    One more out, Kerry. Don’t let Jeff fucking Francouer fuck you guys over.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    1 more out, Kerry. Uno mas.

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

    Yeah, maybe Swish should be lifted for an LIDR every night until he’s healthy.

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

      Seriously. I get trying to win the division, but the Yankees are going to the playoffs. I’d much rather have a healthy Swish for then even if it means he misses a week now.

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

        I mean, this is what we have Curtis/Golson/Huffman for.

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

          I don’t think Huffman is on the roster anymore, but yeah.

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

            He will be soon.

  • http://www.twitter.com/tomzig Tom Zig

    THAT WAS A STRIKE DAMN IT

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Kerry Wood, baby.

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

    I’d like to thank Ron Washington for bunting in that inning.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Me likes Kerry.

  • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

    Is Mo good to go for the save?

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

      I sure hope so.

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

    I enjoy some good Wood.

    (3… 2… 1…)

    • Greg

      (crickets)

  • It’sATarp

    i love wood….pause

  • Total Dominication

    Wood can go 2, right?

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

      Dude, that’s nasty.

      • Total Dominication

        I definitely did that on purpose.

      • Hughesus Christo

        Not what I’ve heard.

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

    Wood gives me girlwood

    • Hughesus Christo

      How has no one replied to this?

      • Carlosologist

        It was posted by a woman, so it had to be ignored.

        /RonDibble’d

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Boardwalk Empire looks like it might be good. Off topic, but does anybody have any decent recommendations for TV shows/series?

    • It’sATarp

      what kind of shows do you like?

      • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

        Anything not starring David Caruso.

        • Pat D

          YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • It’sATarp

          ha… well for drama i mainly watch house. Comedy wise i like psych, very underrated and with tons of pop culture references. Supernatural i feel is also a very good show if you’re into sci-fi. The show isn’t too dark or over dramatic, yet not completely light hearted. Pretty fun show to watch.

    • V

      Dexter.

      • V

        I’m also really looking forward to HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ (I’m a fan of the books).

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

          This this this this 10000 times this

    • Pat D

      All I watch on network TV is Community, 30 Rock, The Office and Parks and Recreation.

    • Hughesus Christo

      Everyone watch Mad Men.

      • Betty Lizard

        Love that, although I like to let the episodes pile up and then go on a Mad Men bender.

        • Hughesus Christo

          It does lend itself to mass-viewing. It’s really a 13-hour movie more than a 13-episode series.

    • Betty Lizard

      I’m a Fringe junkie. Great acting and smart dialogue.

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

        Seconding Fringe. Supernatural is good too.

        • JD

          Love me some Supernatural.

        • It’sATarp

          I just recommended supernatural. i love fringe too.

        • Kit

          Supernatural is pretty good.

  • Jerome S

    any chance for Mo or what’s the deal here? If his arm gets tired, can’t he just sit down on the mound and mind meld the ball into the glove?

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      He’s warming up.

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

    “Mo gyrations”

    I am now scarred for life.

  • Carlosologist

    Another five hour debacle. At least we’re on the winning end of this matchup tonight.

    • Hughesus Christo

      Ron Washington and Mike Maddox debacled this game with the expanded bullpen.

      /Emmitt

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

        (golf gold clap)

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

      Joe West is rolling over in his grave right now.

      I’m assuming he’s died of a massive myocardial infarction. I generally assume that until I see him alive again on my television.

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

    Please reach base via a hit or error and not a walk, Frankie.

    kthxbai

  • Fred Lemondtero

    Let him steal then bunt.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Noon-yez!

  • Cy Pettitte

    good job Nunie, bunt him over now

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

    Bunting on a 3-0 count….. what?

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

      Meh, it’s Cervelli. Do you really give a shit?

      Really?

  • Magnus Stultus

    who is faster, Nunez or Golson? or, better stolen base guy?

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Why.

    • Jerome S

      BECAUSE HE CAN.

  • Carlosologist

    What the fuck are you doing bunting 3-0? Wasting outs here.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Nice bunt, Cisco. (I’m not even gonna complain about the 3-0 count)

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

    What the motherfucking fuck.

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

      Dude, we have a shitload of players. It’s September.

      Use them, so they don’t get rusty.

      • V

        I think he was WTMFF-ing the Cervelli bunt. On 3-0. With the runner already in scoring position. With no chance of a double play. When he can watch three pitches and probably walk.

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

          Oh, okay. Yeah, that sucked.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Stop clapping, that was a horrendous decision.

  • V

    What.

    The.

    Fuck?

    It’s Moeller time. I’m sorry. It’s Moeller time.

    • Kit

      I am simultaneously confused and concerned about this statement.

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

        My viral “unleash the Moeller” campaign has clearly caught on.

        • Kit

          I like that campaign, don’t get me wrong, but why call for Moeller now?

          • V

            Because Cervelli is a crappy baseball player who has now added ‘absolute, complete idiocy’ to his resume with that bunt.

            • Kit

              I’m just going to walk away from this because it did more than what Cervelli was going to do by taking a walk.

              • V

                ?

  • Total Dominication

    I understand this bunt.

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      I wouldn’t mind but it’s fucking 3-0. He could get on base with one bad pitch.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Thames > Kearns regardless of righty/lefty

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

      That.

  • Kit

    Yes, please go silent. It would make us very happy.

  • Cy Pettitte

    PH Thames then Golson comes in I hope

  • Total Dominication

    Because Thames is better than Kearns??

    • Jerome S

      Yes, actually. Just don’t let him near a glove.

      • Total Dominication

        Oh, I know. I was answering Kays rhetorical Q.

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

    Seriously, I give up trying to figure out the managers in this series. For my sanity I’m just not going to question anything anymore.

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

      Thank you.

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

        Here’s lookin at you, kid.

        As time flies by…

        • Jerome S

          as time goes by. it goes by. as the pace of this game will tell you, it rarely flies.

  • Fred Lemondtero

    Don’t want someone to gidp. Already have 2 of those.

  • Andy

    I love going onto MLB.com and seeing “A-Rod comes through in clutch vs. former team”

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

      Too bad this is no longer a playoff preview, since we’re winning and all.

    • Jerome S

      Agreed, after so many years of his “non-clutchness” being espoused, these past to nights his name has been right up in the middle of MLB.Com.

    • Magnus Stultus

      I am pretty sure he is been ‘clutch ‘ against most teams. I think of him as the destroyer of pitchers.

  • Total Dominication

    This is not a head scratcher Michael!!!

  • Hughesus Christo

    Cervelli bunts on 3-0, then Thames pinch-hits for Kearns against a righty, THEN MIKE MADDOX VISITS THE MOUND AGAIN.

    Ladies and gentlemen… we have entered the looking glass.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHFK1yKfiGo

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      Great song. Great album.

    • Greg

      I dont know why people are pissed off at the Cervelli bunt.
      This is not a batting champion we’re talikng about

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

        I think it’s more the fact that:

        A) The runner was already in scoring position, so the gain from bunting is minimal

        and

        B) It was a 3-0 count, at which point you might as well just hope the pitcher throws a ball before he throws 3 strikes

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

        Well, he was bunting on 3-0 against a pitcher without good control. I can see why giving up an out against a pitcher prone to giving free passes would be infuriating.

        Had he just kept his punchless bat on his shoulder, he probably would have gotten on to first for free and we probably score an insurance run that inning.

      • Gonzo

        But teh scoring matrix!!!

      • Jerome S

        IT WAS A 3-0 COUNT!!!! HE COULD HAVE WALKED!

        • Greg

          Next batter GIDP.

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

    Oh what a fucking surprise.

  • Pat D

    This series, so far, has been an epic of epic WTF’ness.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Mo’s gotta face Vladdy, Cruz, and Kinsler. Let’s do this.

    • Hughesus Christo

      Good thing he’s fres… oh fuck.

      • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

        Let us watch, Christo. Let us watch.

  • CBean

    Okay Yankees, tomorrow you need to blow these Rangers out of the water because we can’t go to Mo again.

  • Fred Lemondtero

    I guess that’s the bad part about bunting 3-0.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Come on, Mo. Strikes.

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

    Let’s do this thang, Mo…

  • Fred Lemondtero

    I don’t want to watch this :(

    • Kit

      Don’t watch, then.

      • Fred Lemondtero

        But I have to!

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

    Oh Mo… we don’t need any more drama tonight.

    • Pat D

      Yea, the Entourage season finale is tomorrow.

  • CBean

    He’s just setting up the double play.

    /crosses fingers

  • Total Dominication

    Has everyone gone mad???

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

      Soylent Green: people.

  • Hughesus Christo

    Walking Vlad Guerrero in front of Cruz/Kinsler to start an inning. That’s uncharacteristic for Mariano Rivera. It’s almost like he was throwing multiple irrelevant innings less than 24 hours ago

    • Total Dominication

      Irrelevant??

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

      How were those innings irrelevant?

      And if they were, aren’t these innings also irrelevant? Thus, why do you care either way?

      • Hughesus Christo

        4-4 in the 10th after you agent orange’d the bench = a waste.

        6-5 in the 9th after you took the lead from down in the top of the inning = business as usual.

        • Hughesus Christo

          Also want to point out that Cruz’s hit came on ball 4 (or ball 3? It was a ball either way).

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

      I don’t know if I would call extra frames on the road “irrelevant”

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

      He threw 23 pitches, you’re freaking out over the stupidest thing.

      • Hughesus Christo

        Still?

  • Will (the other one)

    I was really hoping High-Speed Ron would forget to pinch-run for Vlad there…

  • V

    Wow, Mo looks wild.

  • JohnnyC

    Mo looks tired.

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

    Where the hell was that?

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    WHERE THE FUCK DID THAT MISS?

    • Pat D

      It was caught below his knees. Don’t know where it crossed.

      • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

        Gameday has it ridiculously low. I’m disagreeing with both.

  • Total Dominication

    WHAT??

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

    This game…. years off my life.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Christ.

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

    WHYYYYY c’mon Mo.

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

    Time to bunt, amirite?

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

    Cruz… single-handedly killing us. Just unbelievable.

  • Total Dominication

    Shit.

  • V

    Crap. Going to bed if they tie it (or worse, obviously).

  • Fred Lemondtero

    Keeping Swish in right hurts :(

  • Pat D

    (waiting for the first comment that he should have left Wood in the game)

    • NYY-SWISH

      So… what? Your comment doesn’t count?

      • Pat D

        No, that’s not my opinion.

  • Jerome S

    Cruz, you bastard…

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Well, we’re boned.

  • Hughesus Christo

    So glad Rivera threw two inning last night for no reason.

    • Greg

      SHUT UP

      • Pat D

        Where have you been the last inning and a half?

    • Shabba

      You serious with this comment?

    • Will (the other one)

      I’m getting the feeling that everybody will agree with you if you just say it one more time.

      • Hughesus Christo

        You don’t have to agree with me, I just have to be right.

  • Fred Lemondtero

    That’s your game folks

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Can they win just ONE against this team in this stadium?

    • CBean

      They’ve already won in this stadium. Just not in this series.

  • V

    Ok, and good night. Wow.

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

    I hate my life ;_____;

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

    Wonderful. Just absolutely amazing. Nothing is going well for the Yankees right now. Not a single fucking thing.

    • Jerome S

      Except, you know, they’re in first place, et al…

      I’ll see you tomorrow.

  • Carlosologist

    FUCK ME

  • Total Dominication

    Oh Fuck.

  • Kit

    C’mon, Mo. Get out of it. I know you can. Let the offense help you.

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    well there is the run differential and total wins. So it is really just a bad night.

  • King of the Troglodytes

    34-34 against teams over .500 after tonight’s loss.

    This team has no chance getting past the first round of the playoffs.

    • Pat D

      Troll.

    • Total Dominication

      O:S:

    • Will (the other one)

      Actually, doesn’t that mean this team has exactly a 50% chance [of] getting past the first round of the playoffs?

      • King of the Troglodytes

        No. Chance. Whatsoever.

        • Pat D

          See above.

          • King of the Troglodytes

            And yet – they still have no chance.

  • CBean

    Poor Mo.

  • smurfy

    A popup! Keep the faith.

  • Total Dominication

    Could it be?

  • CBean

    Fuck.

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Well, I’m going to sleep.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Holy fucking shit.

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

    Sure, why not. What a fucking embarassment. This team should be ashamed of themselves.

  • Magnus Stultus

    Wow, did not anticipate that.

  • Kit

    Alright well. Good night everyone.

  • smurfy

    Fooey!

  • JimAbbottFan

    Well, didnt see that outcome.

  • Carlosologist

    WHAT THE FUCKING FUCK

    I’m really sad now.

  • Jerome S

    WOW.

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

    Oh my God.

    I mean. What do you even say.

    • http://ballcraft.blogspot.com Zanath

      I saw this coming the minute we didn’t knock in that runner on third with less than two outs.

      Oh, and Mo should not have been used. He clearly had nothing. And now we definitely can’t use him tomorrow. And who knows if we can use him the next day? Why not stick with Kerry? I really don’t get it.

  • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

    Holy shit did you see the look on Francoeur’s face?

    • smurfy

      He faced Mo with a toothy smile, odd. Maybe he pissed Mo off.

  • Andy

    Are you fucking kidding me

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    Since sweeping Texas, the Yankees are 1-3 and face Cliff Lee tomorrow.

    Brooms on sale at lowe’s.

    This team is not playing well going into the playoffs.

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

      Did you really not see the games the last time they went to Texas or do you choose to not remember them?

      • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

        Yes they won one and lost the other…. Yes they beat cliff lee. But, the way they are swinging the bats – not having good AB’s and not producing with RISP – Lee could be on tomorrow facing the Yankees. It is not like he is pitching against a team like the Mariners.

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

          They scored six runs tonight for the 65th time this season. It’s just the 8th loss in such games

  • Hughesus Christo

    Yes, I am commenting on this again.

    I said it was stupid last night. I said it was stupid between the games. I said it was stupid when he came in tonight.

    He was fatigued and his command was crap tonight. If you want to say it was a coincidence, go ahead.

    And it’s not about 23 pitches. It’s about coming on to the mound twice.

  • King of the Troglodytes

    Absolute pitiful performance and their inability to knock in runners from third base with less than 2 outs has become epidemic.

  • smurfy

    Well, it was still entertaining. Unlike last night.

  • http://dontbringinthelefty.blogspot.com Lucas AA, aka don’t_bring_in_the_lefty

    Unacceptable

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

    Oh good, complete with Frenchy showing up Rivera and Cruz giving a Cervelli fist pump. Just fucking kill me.

  • C

    I’m impressed. Seems like every day this team manages to lose in an even more painful fashion. I feel like I’ve uttered the words “that was the worst loss of the season” many times.

  • Jerome S

    I’m… I’m laughing….

    All that drama and they win by a walk-off HBP?

    I’m sorry, even though we lost, I’m laughing.

    • Betty Lizard

      Well, I have to laugh as well. A walk-off hit by pitch is a first for me.
      This is a, shall we say, interesting season.

  • Adam

    Oh well. The crappy Mo games are odd aberrations. What can you do.

    • ZZ

      It is no a coincidence tonight happened to be an abberration. He was tired on the mound.

  • Total Dominication

    4t00;iouqcpnowe851[0n’chjadncnw074.as;;akf;awec pqc;po3c ;nuqo;/CI R/NZV,S.

    Good Night.

  • It’sATarp

    maybe they should hit with RISP more often next time

    • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

      they no longer possess that ability. Look at their line up it is filled with bench players that should be bench players for the Pirates.

      The “A” line up is not healthy and is not in good shape going into the playoffs. Going to be a rollercoaster ride just like the months of August and September.

      They are what they are…..

      • PaulF

        If they are so bad, why do they have so many runners in scoring position?

  • nathan

    Oh well, if this type of sh$t needs to happen better in September than in October.

    Get them tomorrow boys

  • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

    The ball thrown by a Hall of Famer that barely skimmed his jersey is the closest Francoeur will ever get to greatness…

  • ZZ

    2 horribly managed games by Girardi.

    This has not been his best week on the bench. He may need a couple days off as much as Jeter does.

  • Pat D

    My dad turned off the TV in disgust. How did that Met refugee show up Rivera?

  • JimAbbottFan

    As a consolation, we get to see Wade Boggs and his trusty steed a little bit longer.

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

    Every single thing Girardi has done the last two games has turned to shit. Seriously.

    • nathan

      He would smell like a rose if the Yanks hitting with RISP was better.

      • Richard

        Girardi cost us the game yesterday with his pinch-running shit. He was high on Sergio Mitre, what ever happened to him? Gaudin again??? Robertson (clearly not having it) again??? Jesus, Joe! Can’t blame MO- its not like he does this often.

    • Gonzo

      Statistically that is supposed to happen every now and then.

  • Greg

    If not for Nick Swisher, the Yanks would have lost 6 in a row

    • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

      But they have the highest run differential and the most wins in the majors. How can you make that statement

    • nathan

      If not for Cruz we wud have won both games @ texas

      Way to parse the results

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

      If not for his 2-run WO HR, the Yanks would have lost 6 in a row.

      • Greg

        that’s right

  • Johnny Redsocks

    It should have hit his head.

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

    I fell asleep after the 2nd inning, woke up with the bases loaded… Such is life.

  • Jerome S

    Now that that’s over,

    Girardi seems like he’s trying to imitate Ron Washington. DON’T IMITATE RON WASHINGTON. He’s bad at this thing.

  • jon

    Last time Mo blew a save? July 4th

    Clearly Mo is Unamerican

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

      One might even say he is Panamanian

      • Jerome S

        I’ve got Panamania!

  • Richard

    Getting concerned? On the bright side- AJ wasn’t horrible tonight. Best start in a month?

  • Will (the other one)

    Has anybody stuck around who DOESN’T believe the sky is falling, or should I just head to bed?

    • Hughesus Christo

      The sky isn’t falling. WC or Division isn’t a big deal.

      What is a big deal if Joe Girardi being an idiot.

      • nathan

        thats right we won 4 rings with JT @ the helm.

        If they hit with RISP then we get the job done.

        // Thasit

    • nathan

      +1

    • Pat D

      I don’t think it’s falling. I have my concerns, but I’m not getting worked up over them. I’ve not felt good for about 3 weeks so I’m not going to drain myself further.

      • Pat D

        Oh, when I say I’ve not felt good for about 3 weeks, I’m referring to my own personal, physical health.

    • PaulF

      Yankees will be fine. A lot of improbable things happened tonight and the only lost by 1.

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

      Uh, the fact they’re making the playoffs is pretty much the only good thing going for them right now. The rotation has been abysmal, offense has been incredibly shaky, the bullpen has sprung a leak, and they’ve lost 5 of their last 6 games. The fact they’re still on top of the AL east is about the only positive you can take right now.

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

      This loss really fucking sucked, but if Mo’s Mo we’re talking about an exciting comeback win. Shit happens.

  • King of the Troglodytes

    I’m can see it now – Carl Pavano knocks out the wildcard Yanks.

    • Jerome S

      First of all DON’T SAY THAT buuuuuut if it did happen then I would laugh.
      BUT IT WON’T HAPPEN.

    • Gonzo

      You can really see that know? Why don’t you gamble instead of posting on this board. Quick hurry.

      • King of the Troglodytes

        I wouldn’t bet a dime on this Yankee team, I can tell you that.

  • Andy

    Why is it some kind of badge of honor on this board not to get upset about upsetting losses? That fucking sucked.

    • Pat D

      I agree. I’m upset about these last two games and they did suck.

      But I’m not going to get all doom and gloom about it and post that here.

      • Andy

        I don’t think the sky is falling because we lost tonight or last night. But we’re not playing well. That doesn’t mean we wont play well in the future, but right now, we’re not. And when things aren’t going well, it’s natural to be concerned. At least AJ looked better tonight. In the big picture, I’m much more concerned about our starting pitching than our offense. I think people obsess too much over our offense–it’s pretty fucking good, even when it’s not.

    • JimAbbottFan

      I’m definitely pissed, but what can I do? Nothing, so I’ll just down a shot, go to sleep, and hope for a better game tomorrow.

    • Betty Lizard

      Oh, there’s plenty of upset. Just count the FUCKs!!!
      But I have my own reasons to try to develop my stoicism.
      I’m off to listen to my audiobook (The Windup Girl; it’s awesome, BTW if you like SF and dystopias. Well, maybe the dystopia part isn’t the best thing right now, but anyway . . )

    • nathan

      Well as fans of the Yankees we know that regular season losses while sucky dont mean a whole lot. Check around the boxscores of other games, the team does very well. You cant win 100 games every year and most importantly a baseball season will involve atleast losing 40% of the games every season. As a baseball fan its important to temper elation and frustration atleast until late October.

      This Yankee team and FO almost guarantees tath we get there more often than not.

  • ZZ

    Baseball managers have little impact on the game, but the past week Girardi has had his fingers all over the losses. It is really hard to believe how poorly he has managed and how bad a position he has put his teams into win.

    The Orioles series was terrible for him. Then he walks into Texas and pitches his 40 year old closer for 2 innings in a tie game in September. Closers just generally do not pitch 2 innings anymore. 40 year old closer should have 2 inning stints reserved solely for October. Then, if you are going to make that move you can’t expect to throw him out there the next night.

    Just a horrible position to put Mariano in and he was clearly fatigued tonight. That is on Girardi, not Mo.

    Gaudin should not have pitched that 2nd inning. Rosters are expanded. There is no reason for that. Then Robertson who obviously had nothing tonight is left out there to get hit around.

    It is hard to believe the Yankees came so close to winning this game. They really would have won in spite of their manager.

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

      From what I’ve read around here, it’s borderline blasphemy to DARE question anything Girardi does.

      Can you imagine what would have happened if we lost and didn’t use Mo? Yeah.

      Also, to hop on the bandwagon, pinch-hitting for Gardner was questionable at best and if he told Cervelli to bunt on a 3-0 count that was silly as well.

  • FIPster Doofus

    “Goodnight losers. Have fun against Cliff Lee tomorrow.”-http://twitter.com/mikeaxisa

    Losers? Really? I know it was incredibly frustrating to watch that trash for five and a half hours, but you’re better than that, Mike.

    • Pat D

      Ouch. Sounds like a pissed off, heat of the moment post.

      One good reason not to do things when you’re pissed off.

    • King of the Troglodytes

      Yeah, they’re not losers, they are just an average .500 team against better teams in the league. Unfortunately, teams like the Orioles, Royals, and Indians won’t be in the playoffs for the “mighty” Yankees to beat up on.

      • FIPster Doofus

        B-Ref has the Yankees at 45-32 against >.500 teams. That’s fourth-best in baseball.

        • King of the Troglodytes

          Is that .500 at the time they played a team or against the current teams at .500?

          • FIPster Doofus

            Not sure.

            • King of the Troglodytes

              I just figured it out – I counted this stat a couple of days ago – since then, Oakland has won 2 games, putting them over .500 and the Yanks are 9-1 against them, and before today, Detroit rallied to .500 and the Yanks are 4-4 against.

            • Gonzo

              Bottom line. Teams with good records get them by beating crappy teams a ton more than losing to them, bit by beating the crap out of good teams. I think I read an article on this somewhere. It’s just logic. If a winning team got owned by another winning team the chances of them being a winning team would go down a bunch.

    • Gonzo

      Yes the Cliff Lee that has back problems and got banged up by the Orioles and Royals recently.

    • http://riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      Fuck that, they played like losers tonight and really for the last week. Everyone’s standing around waiting for someone else to do something, then Girardi tries to force it to happen himself.

      I stand by what I said.

      • FIPster Doofus

        Fine. But if some “troll” here called them losers, you’d probably be all over him/her for it … and rightly so.

        • nathan

          this

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

        It was an overreaction and you’re a lot better than that, frankly.

        • Magnus Stultus

          Bex, overreaction or not . It’s only baseball and sports. It feels good to be a bloviator sometimes. I would not think Mike Axisa better or worse base his opinion on a Yankees game.

          Let it out Mike!

  • Magnus Stultus

    With HFA or not, I think this year’s playoff is crap shoot anyway.

    Worst case scenario, The Yankees will enter as the WC. (disclaimer, unless hiterto they lose every game, unlikely)

    So, losing two games in Texas really hasn’t changed my view of the team and their position.

    With that said , Losing sucks ass , good night.

  • Richard

    GOD FORBID THIS IS THE PLAYOFF MATCH UP! All 3 losses VS. Texas this season- walk offs. Nelson Cruz is a Yankee killer! These two games have been super slow and terribly over-managed!

  • Jerome S

    At least we’ve made Cliff Lee our bitch before?

  • Richard

    Listen, if Chicago Cubs want Girardi, PLEASE take him! World Series or not, he costs us games. Too many games!

    • http://ballcraft.blogspot.com Zanath

      You know what cost us this game? The fact that we left the bases loaded three times. That’s what cost us the game. If we hit even marginally better with runners in scoring position, maybe we don’t even have to send Mo out there.

      • King of the Troglodytes

        Sac flies are underrated!

        • http://ballcraft.blogspot.com Zanath

          I was referring to that as well. But thanks for the sarcasm, it’s greatly appreciated.

          • Richard

            Are you kidding? How about pinch hitting Gardner for Kerns- that even stumped know it all Michael Kay. How about bringing in Gaudin- even after last night. How about leaving in a clearly laboring David Robertson? How about using our ONLY lefty reliever in the 6th inning AGAIN! Joe Girardi is not a good manager- its not hard to manage a team with this much talent!

          • King of the Troglodytes

            The comment was more directed at other posters on this site – they’re not big fans of the sac fly. I would kill to see this team hit the occasional lazy fly ball deep enough to drive someone in.

  • King of the Troglodytes

    God help the Yanks if they’re in a save situation tomorrow.

    • Richard

      We always have Jonathan Abaladaho (spelling is wrong, I know!) Maybe Girardi can use him. Or he loves screwing around with Phil Hughes, lets make him the closer for one day.

  • Dalelama

    First time I have seen Mo scared to throw his cutter to any hitter. I think that fact seals Vlad’s HOF cred. Also Girardi managed horribly tonight.

    • Gonzo

      I think Vladdie’s HOF cred was selaed before tonight.

  • Pat D

    Recent World Series winners vs. teams better than .500:
    2008 Phillies had a losing record.
    2007 Red Sox were 44-40.
    2006 Cardinals had a losing recrod.
    2005 White Sox were 39-33.
    2003 Marlins were 53-48.
    2002 Angels had a losing record.
    2001 Diamondbacks had a losing record.
    2000 Yankees had a losing record.

    Only the 2009 Yankees and 2004 Red Sox had really good records against teams that were better than .500.