Sep
17

Game 147: Time to turn this sucker around

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Hopefully Millwood finds himself on the bench nice and early tonight. (AP Photo/Rob Carr)

Eight of ten. Eight losses in ten games is what the Yankees have in their rearview mirror, but thankfully that’s behind them. The road is wide open in front of them, and they control their own destiny as far as clinching a playoff spot and winning the AL East. Yesterday’s off day gave everyone a chance to regroup, re-gameplay, and wipe that horrible slate clean. Tonight, it’s time to get back on track, and Brian Cashman is there to make sure it happens.

The Orioles are coming in very hot, having just swept the Blue Jays to cap off a stretch in which they’ve won nine of 11 games. Buck Showalter’s got his team playing very well, but they’re not unbeatable. Kevin Millwood, tonight’s starter, has faced the Yankees three times this season, and has a 7.56 ERA and 2.22 WHIP in those starts. How about we make those numbers go up, shall we?

Here’s the lineup…

SS Jeter, Derek
CF Granderson, Curtis
1B Teixeira, Mark
3B Rodriguez, Alex
2B Cano, Robinson
DH Berkman, Lance
RF Kearns, Austin
LF Gardner, Brett – so happy to see him back
C Cervelli, Frankie – oh that silly catcher rotation

And on the mound, it’s Allen Burnett.

First pitch at Yankee Stadium South Camden Yards is set for 7:05pm ET, and this one can be seen on YES. Enjoy.

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  1. Kim Jones basically just said that if and when Cano gets his 100th RBI, it’ll be the first time in Yankee history that 3 infielders will have 100 RBIs in the same season. Useless stat and all that, but still pretty cool.

  2. Pat D says:

    Did all the damn Yankees fans go home??

  3. DallasGreen says:

    almost time for “operation enduring austin kearns”

  4. ZZ says:

    Tommie,

    Just responding to your earlier statement about Girardi deserving to be the highest paid even though I don’t think it is likely. From what I read after Torre’s departure, what I have read regarding Girardi’s upcoming contract, my general feeling on the issue, and of course what I have heard from people I trust ;), I see the Yankees letting Girardi walk before paying him top dollar.

    The Yankees do not want to create another Torre situation. They don’t want a larger than life manager where it ends up being so difficult to cut ties at the end of the road and Girardi ends up sticking around a few years too long. They don’t want to get to a point where a 1 year contract where he is still the highest paid manager in the league is an “insult.”

    The Yankees know how well stocked the organization is right now with talent. They know they just need someone to guide the ship, because the talent will do the talking. Between the majors and minors it is hard to remember a time when the Yankees had so much talent top to bottom in the organization.

    This is Girardi’s first potential contract renewal also. It took Torre a little time to really start raking it in. Even then, the situation that Torre was dealing with was much different. The job was much harder back then and he really took the club out of a dark period. The Yankee manager job is the best managing job in baseball now, especially without the pressure from George. Almost anyone would jump at the opportunity to manage this team.

    It is not really about what he “deserves,” but how the Yankees want to handle their managing situation. There is no real compelling reason given the state of this ballclub for the Yankees to make Girardi an extremely well paid manager or the top paid manager in baseball. I don’t want to sound harsh, because I like Girardi, but, they don’t need him.

    • Nice says:

      Girardi doesn’t strike me as a ego maniac, like Torre, who wants to be paid twice the amount of the next highest paid manager. That’s the thing, it was just that Torre was the highest paid manager, but at $7 million he was paid 2 to 4 times the amount of his contemporaries. http://mlbcontracts.blogspot.c.....aries.html

      And to me, Torre didn’t want to share the glory with the front office, especially the Steinbrenners, while Girardi was very humble and differential.

      • king of fruitless hypotheticals says:

        negotiations will be tough when he walks in and the congratulate him on his second straight WS…

      • bexarama says:

        To be honest, it only seems this way in retrospect, especially after The Yankee Years. It probably was by the end, but that was very different from the beginning of Torre’s Yankee years. If Torre had to negotiate after, say, 1997 or something, I can’t see it being too contentious. That’s probably what the Girardi negotiations will be like.

        On the other hand – and I’m pretty sure I’ve said this before – if the Cubs are offering Girardi a ton of money, and Girardi really wants to go there, I don’t want the Yankees to get involved in some crazy bidding war or something. I think Girardi’s a good manager, but he’s just a manager. There are a few DNW DNW DNW! managers out there, but other than that, they honestly don’t make that much of a difference.

        • Hughesus Christo says:

          I really don’t get what people see to call him a “good manager.” A lot of managerial discussions don’t really make sense to me… like why are people celebrating Girardi for NOT mismanaging a bullpen stocked with good arms? “Not Torre with the BP” isn’t qualification for “good manager” in my book.

          So if you don’t massively underachieve , don’t get arrested, and don’t run the same middle reliever out 90 times in a season you should be re-hired indefinitely and get huge raises every 3 years? That’s absurd to me. The Yankees should win ~95 games managing themselves using rock, paper, scissors and a Ouija board.

  5. Norris is reporting that Banuelos is headed to the Arizona fall league.

  6. ZZ says:

    Things are shaping up for Cervelli to be starting behind the plate in the postseason when AJ is on the hill. Not good. Not good at all.

    • Carlosologist says:

      AJ won’t be starting until Game 4 of the ALCS.

      • ZZ says:

        I know (well really I hope. I also thought I knew Cervelli would not be starting in the playoffs). It is still not good news at all for Cervelli to be starting any game in the playoffs.

    • Since I rip on him so often, I have to give Cervelli credit where it’s due. Cervelli hasn’t been the automatic out he was earlier, he seemed to be more willing to take pitches and even managed to get on base in like 8 straight PA.

      I have to say though, I think this is more to keep Posada healthy than the “AJ needs a personal catcher” thing from last year. I’d be surprised if Posada didn’t start every game in the postseason. Don’t forget, there are off-days built into most of the series already.

  7. CBean says:

    LoHud says Cashman is in Baltimore.

  8. U Thant says:

    These Yankees remind of that really smart kid in class that’s bored until it’s time to take the final exam.

  9. Betty Lizard says:

    Let us go then, you and I,
    When the Orioles are spread out against the sky
    Like patients etherized upon a table;
    Let us go, through certain half-deserted streets,
    The muttering retreats
    Of restless nights in one-night cheap hotels
    And sawdust restaurants with oyster-shells:
    Streets that follow like a tedious argument
    Of insidious intent
    To lead you to an overwhelming question 10
    Oh, do not ask, “What is it?”
    Let us go and make our visit.

  10. bexarama says:

    Turn around, bright eyes.

    Also, funny in retrospect (from prior to 2009):
    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/bl.....mlb-152184
    Add John Smoltz and Brad Penny to the MLB’s best starting triumvirate (Lester-Beckett-Matsuzaka) and you have the makings of another memorable season at Fenway.

  11. bob says:

    its time for the yankees to start winning this runners left n base 5inn piching is getting old

  12. Slappy White says:

    Having to listen on the radio and no Suzyn. What will I do ? who is filling in ? Oh good its Tino. This promises to be a very uncomfortable broadcast

  13. Not Tank the Frank says:

    Adam Jones predicts an Oriole sweep. I predict he woke up this morning after wet dreams of Michael Jackson.

    http://twitter.com/THE_ADAM_JO.....4764228447

  14. Kit says:

    Kenny’s scouting report actually made me feel sad for Millwood.

  15. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Austin Kearns batting 7th…yesssssssss.

  16. Carlosologist says:

    Are we really still talking about Jeter’s Oscar performance?

  17. Is it too much to ask to have like, a nice 10-2 win tonight?

  18. bexarama says:

    Orioles fans still boo Teixeira? Oh get the eff over it.

  19. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Orioles fans couldn’t have possibly thought Teixeira was going to sign. I mean c’mon, ppl.

  20. Cy Pettitte says:

    Teix gets booed by like every AL team

  21. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Kerry Wood > Milwood l0lz

  22. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Perfect game through 0.1

  23. Carlosologist says:

    Painted on the outside edge. Good inning by AJ.

  24. Cy Pettitte says:

    more obnoxious: Cervelli’s bat throw or Burnett’s hand flip/fist pump thingy after he finishes an inning?

  25. iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

    Important series… didn’t realize the gap in the WC shrank to 6.

  26. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Looking ^, C ya.

  27. Oh Alex, I like you and stuff.

  28. Esteban says:

    Arod wants to keep his streak alive that selfish SOB

  29. Carlosologist says:

    I love you A-Rod! More than Tex does!

  30. Cy Pettitte says:

    an A-BOMB for A-Rod!!!!!!!!!!

    30 or bust

  31. All Star Carl says:

    6 more home runs

  32. zzzz says:

    somebody realized he needs to get to 30 home runs…

  33. Slappy White says:

    After the homerun call by Sterling, Tino spoke volumes with his silence

  34. Open the floodgates, fellas.

  35. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Cano needs 18 more hits to reach 200 for the season. Can Cano get 18 hits in the X amount of games he plays in the remaining of the season?

  36. Esteban says:

    Cmon Big Puma

  37. This could be the statistical correction game we’ve been waiting for where the Yankees go 7/10 with RISP or something stupid like that.

  38. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Kearns is up. Yeah, baby. Damage…damage…

  39. seimiya says:

    In the last two seasons, Cano’s average against the O’s is .461. Ha. <3

  40. Cy Pettitte says:

    maybe Kearns should just bunt them over….

    • Mickey Schesiter says:

      A bunt is better than a perpetual K’er. I’d rather see one of the Sept call-ups than Kearns. Just awful the last two plus weeks. He needs a rest, get his head off his slump.

  41. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Crash and Kearns.

  42. Kit says:

    Oh Austin. I like you and all, but it’s hard to continue liking you.

  43. Kearns must feel like he gets out of bed with an 0-2 count. Dude’s in some kind of slump.

  44. iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

    I am still trying to figure out why Kearns is still in the line up. I can’t believe his defense is far better than the other options on the team. His hitting is horrible.

  45. LOL Kay just called Millwood’s fastest pitch of the game a changeup

  46. cano is the bro says:

    kearns has looked awful at the plate for a little while now

  47. Mickey Schesiter says:

    Why does it feel like Cervelli is always up in key spots, or is he.

  48. Carlosologist says:

    For A-Rod to get his 30 HR, he needs to hit a HR every 9 AB (assuming two days off in the next 16 games). I think it can be done.

  49. All Star Carl says:

    RISP

  50. Cy Pettitte says:

    Captain needs to come through here, can’t leave the bases loaded again….

  51. Carlosologist says:

    Swing and a miss he strikes out Cervelli.

    But then again who hasn’t?

  52. This inning is far too similar to what felt like every one against the Rays. Save us, Captain.

  53. It'sATarp says:

    dear god we’re never going to hit with RISP

  54. iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

    since being acquired Kearns has 30 strikeouts.

    And, Texas Tampa repeat…..

    RISP the great fear factor for the Yankees

  55. Mickey Schesiter says:

    Let’s go Jeter, Let’s go!

  56. All Star Carl says:

    Can we recall a dead Yankee to bat. I would recall Lou Gehrig right now.

  57. U Thant says:

    seriously. A hit. With RISP. Would be nice. I hate beating this dead horse.

  58. All Star Carl says:

    Happy Birthday Golson you’re not playing today.

  59. A walk is fine too, Jete.

  60. Cy Pettitte says:

    oh come on……

  61. Esteban says:

    SHITT, oh well, can’t be mad at Jetes

  62. Figures. Thought that was a sure single off the bat.

  63. Greg says:

    0-3 RISP with bad luck involved

  64. It'sATarp says:

    got to say it’s fucken amazing how a team can fail with RISP so hard, and so often

  65. Nintendo vs Sega says:

    This team is PATHETIC!

  66. Sick Nwisher says:

    This is funny but not so funny.

  67. Mickey Scheister says:

    Let’s Go AJ, Let’s Go!

  68. PaulF says:

    Couple of real good at bats for Jetes, but seriously, why couldn’t they run that inning backwards so that the bases were loaded for arod’s home run?

  69. Jon says:

    Dan Johnson just homered.

  70. Jerome S says:

    Why is it that no one’s on base for A-Rod, but the bases are always loaded for the guys who aren’t swinging the bat well? This order needs some major reconstructing.

  71. Greg says:

    I blame Kearns for that whol inning. put more pressure on Cervelli

  72. iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

    Seriously this is a fucking comedy right now. Yanks couldn’t get a run in on an empty field.

    Man, completely frustrating.

  73. Everybody PANIC! We’re winning 1-0!

  74. bob says:

    we don,t have a fucking left handed batter to play outfield

  75. LGY says:

    Fuck this I want a no hitter

  76. bob says:

    red soxx winning this team is in trouble

  77. All Star Carl says:

    Lead off walk thanks AJ.

  78. Slappy White says:

    Not ideal to walk the leadoff man

  79. Cy Pettitte says:

    Aj really trying his hardest to give it right back

  80. Greg says:

    Lets see if the O’s do what the Yanks can’t

  81. cano is the bro says:

    dear AJ, please don’t implode

    thanks

  82. bob says:

    game over season over

  83. All Star Carl says:

    Jeter stepped on the bag when he was walking away.

  84. Carlosologist says:

    Burnett needs to pick up a strikeout here.

  85. Sheepmeister says:

    Not one to normally swear or argue, but I don’t know why there is so much doom and gloom over a losing streak, yea it sucks, but we are the Fuckin’ Yankees, we don’t fail.

  86. Slappy White says:

    Tino stumbles through his analysis of strikeout and Sterling responds “You just said a mouthful”….hilarious

  87. Kit says:

    Good job, AJ.

  88. Attaboy, AJ. Way to grind it out. 5 nasty hooks in a row.

  89. Cy Pettitte says:

    big game Allen James

  90. Greg says:

    So the O’s also go 0-3 RISP

  91. Mrgfeeny says:

    Question: If there is a runner on 3rd with two outs, and there is a swinging strike in the dirt for strike 3…the batter then runs to first. If the runner on third reaches home plate before the batter gets called out at first, does this count as a run?

  92. Good curveball and lots of fastball velo today. It’s nice to see.

  93. bexarama says:

    http://hardballtalk.nbcsports......-happy.php

    Well I know what I thought of, but I am a goddamn pervert, so.

  94. Are we really scared of a Red Sox team that is throwing out a lineup of:

    Scutaro
    McDonald
    V-Mart
    Beltre
    Ortiz
    Lowell
    Lowrie
    Hall
    Kalish

    ? You think our 7/8/9 is bad some nights… sheesh.

  95. All Star Carl says:

    Everyone sucks but A-Rod.

  96. Did AJ even get a chance to sit down?

  97. Mariano's Pimp Hand says:

    6 pitches? Ouch

  98. Kit says:

    Haha…let it go, Kenny. It actually hit him.

  99. All Star Carl says:

    Way to go AJ.

  100. Pat D says:

    Wow my phone stopped refreshing for a minute or two. Went from Granderson’s AB to Izturis’. That sucks.

  101. That curveball has some bite.

  102. Mickey Scheister says:

    Michael Kays makes Gilbert Godfrey sound like Frank Sinatra. Get over yourself dude, this isn’t about you. No one would bring a sign of his pic if they didn’t get some face time on YES.

  103. “Roberts gets the job done”

    I dunno, wouldn’t have getting the job done being… drawing a walk? Getting a hit? I’ll take the out there, thanks.

  104. bexarama says:

    Infield in isn’t terribly necessary here. :/

  105. kunaldo says:

    a sac fly. what a novel idea.

    /venting

  106. Greg says:

    Basic NL baseball which the Yankees dont seem to get

  107. Infield-in in the 3rd inning just screams of a panic move. Silly.

  108. Dream of Electric Sheep says:

    How come Posada is not playing again?

  109. Mickey Scheister says:

    Stolen bases really hurt, so do walks and HBPs. With such a power arm like Cervelli’s I’m surprised anyone can steal a base against any Yankee hurler.

  110. Cy Pettitte says:

    Wigginton going to run…that says a lot

  111. baby carlos says:

    So maybe we’ll see some bunting. They are great for breaking up no-nos.

  112. Carlosologist says:

    The answer: Davey Johnson, no?

  113. Kit says:

    Come on, Robbie, you can’t be swinging at first pitches, babe.

  114. All Star Carl says:

    CY Millwood.

  115. Mrgfeeny says:

    ok honest question: anybody else maybe just even a LITTLE worried about the Sox being 6 games back…? Or am I just diffusing my anger against of the yankees not killing milwood and austin kearns sucking…

    • Mike Axisa says:

      No, not at all. Six games with 17 to play? The Yanks could start the Triple-A Scranton rotation from here on out and still make the playoffs.

      • Mrgfeeny says:

        still 6 games head-to-head left though, so it’s not like they need an absolute miracle. Technically they control the Sox DO control their own destiny.

        • bexarama says:

          Yeah I don’t get this. You know who controls their own destiny more than the Red Sox do? The Yankees. And they don’t even need to play really great baseball to control said destiny. (Not to say I wouldn’t like to see them play a lot better than they have over the past two weeks or so and etc.)

        • Mike Axisa says:

          They absolutely do not control their own destiny. The Red Sox can win all six of those games and still miss the playoffs.

          • Mrgfeeny says:

            Well yes, if they lose the one game play-off…

            I’m not saying it’s realistic, or even something that will happen. But I feel as though it should be of SOME concern considering the power the sox DO have in making things interesting.

            • Mike Axisa says:

              No, they can win all six games and still not even qualify for a one game playoff. They need the Yankees to lose as well, and when you need that to happen, you don’t control your own destiny.

    • Mr. Sparkle says:

      Mathematically it’s a long shot. If the Yankees can manage .500 (8-8), the Red Sox will have to go 14-2 to tie the Yankees. They do have a small advantage in that their GB equals the amount of games they have left against the Yankees. That gives them a little more control over their fate…but there are still 10 other games they have to play and basically win.

  116. Mickey Scheister says:

    He wanted to swing so bad. Cmon Kearns, extra base hit please! Or just don’t strike out!

  117. Kit says:

    Yay, Kearns! Righting the ship?

  118. Carlosologist says:

    Kearns did something other than strike out?

    (Trolls recede to mother’s basement)

  119. Mickey Scheister says:

    I’d prefer to see him with a shake weight, I’m sure Kay has that poster in his bedroom.

  120. Sal says:

    Kearns singled to left rolling my eyes , Baltimore is stupid. all they needed to to is walk the guy before Kerns and Kerns would have strike out.

  121. All these line drive outs are going to find some grass before this game is over.

  122. It'sATarp says:

    the offense looks pretty bad right now…it’s kevin friggin millwood..not cliff lee or david price.

  123. (Dies under the avalanche of trolls)

    I would have liked… to have seen.. Montana…

  124. Henry the Horse says:

    What’s with Burnett’s eye? (Apologizes if it’s written someplace and I’ve missed it.)

  125. Greg says:

    Mike

    Why would ANYBODY want to hear Joe Buck and Tim McCarver?

  126. Cy Pettitte says:

    if my TV had a KAY button along with SAP I would be so happy

  127. Cy Pettitte says:

    fucking Adam Jones

  128. Greg says:

    Small ball and power a deadly combination

  129. Mike called that one. Damn you, Ben!

  130. Carlosologist says:

    noooooooooooo

    Let’s just hope the offense can poop on Millwood.

  131. I guess he was pumped up after his Twitter war

  132. Jon in CUO says:

    If only Adam Jones could tweet from the dugout, this wouldn’t be so bad.

  133. Kit says:

    Oh, Cervelli.

  134. Dream of Electric Sheep says:

    Fuck you Cervelli!

  135. Sheepmeister says:

    I feel lied to, I thought bunts, SBs, and sacrifices scored runs not outs.

  136. bexarama says:

    Uhh Cervelli, what the heck

  137. Wait I thought bunting would give us like 5 runs automatically? You mean it’s actually a dumb play 98% of the time? IMPOSSIBLE

    • Dream of Electric Sheep says:

      It’s a dumb play to have Cervelli in the lineup period. Posada is hurting again I assume.

      • Kit says:

        Nah. He just needs a day, and Cervelli is used to catching AJ at this point.

        • Dream of Electric Sheep says:

          They just had a day off with a struggling offense sans Swisher.

          • Kit says:

            Posada had a concussion, which requires giving him time to make sure we don’t get stuck in a Justin Morneu/Jason Bay dilemma. You don’t want to overwork him because he’s old. And like I said, Cervelli is used to catching AJ. He might as well catch him today.

  138. Stratman9652 says:

    Waiting for the trolls who suggested bunting and small ball to turn aroung and bash Cervelli….

  139. Greg says:

    Not when it’s Cervelli

  140. Mickey Scheister says:

    That strike 1 call was awful.

  141. C says:

    I tee my golf ball higher than that 2-0 pitch…

  142. tom says:

    Is that three outs on three pitches for Teix?

    I’m moving from “Millwood out in four” to “complete game”

  143. Greg says:

    What do you know?

    Bunt hit.

  144. Jerome S says:

    The last time a Yankees Starting pitcher picked up a win was September 2 (Sabathia). Should my head explode, or does that kind of thing happen a lot?

  145. Greg says:

    Needed that

  146. bexarama says:

    Hopefully the Yankees come back and win this but – and I’m sorry about being negative – right now, baseball is just no fun at all. I know the team isn’t this bad and it’ll get better but just LSJGDLJGLDJGDGSG.

    • Mr. Sparkle says:

      Yeah, it’s tough watching a struggling team. It’s supposed to be entertainment…and a struggling team is far from “entertaining.” I love baseball, but right now it’s a tough sell.

    • tom says:

      I know just where you are. I can tell myself over and over that one-run losses are largely a matter of luck; that such a run can’t go on. But seeing things like Jeter’s bases-loaded liner in the 2nd, after the week we’ve all endured, makes me feel like someone put a gris-gris on the team.

    • Kit says:

      It’s never fun when your team is losing (to the Orioles, no less), but I know they’ll get it together eventually. It’s a tough stretch and they’re playing damn well for a team that’s had pitching issues/injured players. The best part is that Andy comes back on Sunday.

  147. Lackey’s given up 6 runs in 4+ over at Fenway. Meanwhile, only the Yankees have pitching problems. BUT TEH BULLDOG!

  148. Cy Pettitte says:

    Lackey goes 5.1 and gives up 6 to the Jays in another gritty outing

  149. Greg says:

    on the first pitch again

  150. It'sATarp says:

    this is pretty pathetic

  151. Reggie C. says:

    Can i has a offensive explosion now??

  152. claybeez says:

    Where did the patience go?

  153. C says:

    Let’s see if we can set the record for most first pitch popups in 1 game.

  154. Reggie C. says:

    Cano … ugh.

  155. JoeNY07 says:

    Yankees are making Milwood look like Cy Young (3-15) OMG

  156. iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

    I realize that the manager does not play the game but at some point the manager of a team with this much talent cannot sit by and spew cliche after cliche to justify the horrible performances on a nightly basis. When a team of the Yankees caliber continuously finds ways to lose close games, fails to produce RBI’s, and consistently displays second rate players bunting for no fucking reason, that is all on the manager. That is the manager’s job to find the solution.

    Instead, we get, “i believe in our guys’. Joe, don’t look now but your belief is carrying you towards failure.

    Now, that said, for the players, this is beginning to get ridiculous. At what point do they take it upon themselves to pull the fucking heads out of their asses. Millwood throws 50 plus pitches in two innings and only 32 in the last 3 innings. Are you serious?

    Ok, now that is off my chest, perhaps this rant will provide a reverse success where the Yankees will produce. I don’t think I have been this frustrated since watching them tank it against the Marlins in 2003.

  157. Sal says:

    Kearns strikes out

  158. iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

    C’mon Austin fucking do something now.

  159. Cy Pettitte says:

    Burnett got punched in the face by Cashman, that’s why he came to Baltimore

  160. kunaldo says:

    this is getting to be ri-goddamn-diculous. yo quiero offense.

  161. DallasGreen says:

    really gettin tired of kearns

  162. Carlosologist says:

    Damn, Burnett looks like he got into a street fight in St. Pete.

  163. bexarama says:

    Oh whoah, AJ Burnett does have quite the shiner. O_O

  164. It'sATarp says:

    imma stop holding back our frustration and seriously say we suck right now…

  165. So…. this is what it’s like to watch the Mets, huh?

  166. All Star Carl says:

    I don’t remember a Yankee team being this boring.

  167. Zooboy says:

    Puma should have stayed on first–moving into scoring position for Kearns was the death knoll.

  168. Mickey Scheister says:

    Someone punched AJ in the face, nice. Maybe they should get Kearns next!

  169. Mike Nitabach says:

    Anybody know how Aj got the black eye?

  170. rek4gehrig says:

    this is like a bad dream

  171. C says:

    Is it just me or is the camera man really bad at tracking fly balls today?

  172. iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

    Haven’t been able to watch the game until now. Has AJ looked good, better, slightly better?

  173. U Thant says:

    Frustrating that AJ is keeping them in a game they can’t score runs in.

  174. kunaldo says:

    it’s sad that burnett’s actually pitching well, yet we still can’t score off kevin. freaking. millwood.

    i’m gonna go drink.

  175. charliechoochoo says:

    The Dolans are thinking “Hey we should buy this team. They fit right in.”

  176. Dream of Electric Sheep says:

    Some timely hitting by the Rays again . 3-3 tie.

  177. Bobby Abreu, you son of a bitch.

  178. Slappy White says:

    I NEVER thought Id miss little Suzyn Waldman

  179. U Thant says:

    This site is so much more fun when the Yankees are winning.

  180. Jerome S says:

    We lost to Cliff Lee. Fine. David Price? He’s an ace. The perennial Felix Hernandez Shutout? Accepted. Even getting shut down by Brandon Morrow is ok – he’s a talented young arm.

    But Kevin Millwood is a steaming pile of shit.

    I could hit him with a rubber bat, that’s all I’m saying.

  181. DallasGreen says:

    lucky # 7th

  182. Stop. With. The. Bunting.

  183. Cy Pettitte says:

    stupid Bobby Abreu lets the Rays tie it

  184. Pat D says:

    I’m at work, things got slow, I was hopefully going to get some time off the phones, and then it suddenly got busy again.

    Oh, and they can’t score runs off Kevin fucking Millwood.

    I’m mad.

  185. Brett. Come on now. If you’re gonna bunt, we could have used you in the lineup the last few days to just do that.

  186. charliechoochoo says:

    My belief in the post season is beginning to wane.

  187. If you’re going to bring Jorge in now, why not just freaking start him?

  188. About 6 innings too late, Jorge.

  189. Jerome S says:

    We can tie this with one swing…

  190. That’s respect, right there.

  191. Boston losing 10-2 to the Jays, boy they really look like world beaters right now, don’t they?

  192. Slappy White says:

    A Rizzuto magic number pic will be nice but a Nettles pic would be better

  193. Greg says:

    Burnett got a pitch like that earlier called in his favor

  194. Dream of Electric Sheep says:

    Hopefully my boy Godzilla will come through tonight and help his old team.

  195. Big Tex, time to gitter done.

  196. DallasGreen says:

    come on Texx

  197. Dream of Electric Sheep says:

    Come on Tex, wake up and smack one !

  198. Slappy White says:

    Time for Teix to break outta this shit….Bexy do whatever you do when you bring Andy good luck

  199. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Pitch hit Kearns.

  200. He makes the most ridiculous faces.

  201. Greg says:

    That’s 0-5

  202. Kit says:

    Ugh. That sucked. C’mon, offense.

  203. All Star Carl says:

    This team is pathetic. This shit is just embarrassing now. Don’t care how improved the O’s are. It’s Kevin Millwood on the mound.

  204. tom says:

    unbelievable. How low can RISP go in one week?

  205. DallasGreen says:

    once again

  206. Nintendo vs Sega says:

    Nothing short of PATHETIC!

  207. It'sATarp says:

    fuck the offense…can;t do shit right now

  208. Dream of Electric Sheep says:

    6 more outs…

  209. Cy Pettitte says:

    Abreu is such a retard, I hope you all saw that replay…

  210. bexarama says:

    Headdesk

    Baseball, why do you do this to me? I am very nice to you. I watch all kinds of games and get very into it. This is mean.

  211. Zooboy says:

    At least we knocked Cervelli out of the game.

  212. If the entire team goes out and gets piss drunk tonight, they’ll be so hungover all day tomorrow that they won’t have time to think about how crappily they’re playing.

    By the same theory, if I go out and get piss drunk tonight, I’ll be so hungover all day tomorrow that I won’t have time to think about how crappily they’re playing.

  213. Sunil says:

    The yanks aren’t playing with the same confidence and swagger they had earlier this year and last year. You sort of get the feeling that this slump might be getting into their heads or its indicative of some problem these guys are having.

    On the bright side, AJ doesn’t seem to be too bad tonight, but hes so inconsistent that you can’t guage him based on one start, or even a string of 2 or 3 starts.

    /epic struggle (a bit of an overstatement from an emotional fan)

    • Dream of Electric Sheep says:

      I don’t believe all that swagger and confidences shit. It’s starting pitching and scoring some fucking runs.

      Again, G plays half way with Posada. I hate this shit. Just fucking play him already.

      • Sunil says:

        I dont know man, i feel like confidence plays a part in it. he might play it cool on the outside, but in his head derek jeter must be somewhat perplexed about his season long suckage. its not like hes not having an above average year, or hes not living up the high standards, but he is still doing relatively well. he has looked flat out lost at the plate many times this year. hes 36. he’s not stupid enough to think he will defy nature. it has to be on his mind at least a little

    • tom says:

      AJ pitching well on a night the Yanks don’t score — as he also did in KC a few weeks ago — is of absolutely zero value, as it tells us nothing about how well he’ll pitch next time out. Squandering a good AJ source is a waste of precious resource.

  214. U Thant says:

    I barely remember when watching baseball was fun.

  215. Lucci says:

    What will A.J. do without his personal concierge in the game?

  216. DallasGreen says:

    i wonder what this thread would have looked like at the end of the 2000 season( 3-15 to close )

    • Slappy White says:

      I thought that same thing earlier

    • bexarama says:

      a. terrible
      b. fun fact: we could never win another game and we’d have a better record than the 2000 Yankees.

    • tom says:

      In a way, that was worse, because they were out of games after about six outs — the starting pitchers all went to hell at once.

      On the other hand, because of that, alot of us didn’t stick around all night every game, so we weren’t tantalized with the possibility of victory only to be dashed each time.

    • Lucci says:

      Boston was only 9-9 to finish the season, and the lead was 9 games on 9/13. So, the concern was whether the team could flip the switch in October. Of course, they won, but the team was pushed to the limit by Oakland in Round 1. Fortunately, they faced the less than legendary Gil Heredia in Game 5, or it could have been a different story.

  217. Come on AJ, make a better throw over. He’s leaning.

  218. Kit says:

    I’m going to go eat a super late dinner, AJ. Please get out of this inning promptly without another run. Offense, do better, please.

  219. I love you, Mark Teixeira.

  220. DallasGreen says:

    nice dp tex

  221. Tex is good at this defense thing.

  222. Oh what the crap. That’s not even fair.

  223. DallasGreen says:

    fuuuuuckkkkk

  224. Oh good. His first home run of the season.

    Rock bottom.

  225. Cy Pettitte says:

    are you fucking kidding me? who the fuck is that guy?

  226. Mickey Scheister says:

    Amazing. Just fucken amazing.

  227. rek4gehrig says:

    lol..1st hr of the season. when it rains, it pours

  228. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Clutch.

  229. Dream of Electric Sheep says:

    Boom! another mortal blow for this wounded team.

  230. All Star Carl says:

    No reason to think we will come back.

  231. Yankee Doodle says:

    AJ + $1.00 = 50 cents

  232. It'sATarp says:

    can this team even score 3 runs right now?

  233. Jerome S says:

    you got to be shitting me.

    Two runs, guys, can’t be that hard…

  234. Carlosologist says:

    Still have two innings left. A two run deficit is nothing.

  235. bexarama says:

    Well I guess the good thing is there’s nowhere to go but up.

    (Honestly, you can tell it’s bad when I’m making these comments.)

  236. Bob Stone says:

    This is not your 2009 Yankees team. They just don’t have that attitude that they could catch up or break a game open at any time.

    Damon and Matsui were a big part of that and I wanted both back at the beginning of the season. I still wish we had them. Matsui has 20 homers and Damon has 8. Increase those figures by 50% if they were playing in Yankee Stadium.

    They also helped create a “we-can-do-it” “we can always win” atmosphere in the clubhouse.

    This club’s lack of spark gets laid at Cashman’s feet, in my opinion. Swapping out Austin Jasckson, Matsui and Damon for Nick Johnson and Granderson just isn’t going to work. I said it here on RAB over the winter and I’ve just said it again.

    Cashman out-smarted himself. I respect him but this was not a good year for him.

    • It'sATarp says:

      once again Ajax vs. Grandy is pretty much moot since their value right now is the same and Damon and matsui hasn’t done much this year.

      • Bob Stone says:

        They’ve done more than Grandy and NJ.

        • It'sATarp says:

          Grandy : 3.3 WAr
          Ajax: 3.4 WAR
          Matsui: 1.8 WAR
          Damon: 1.9 WAR

          Gardner has well repalced Damon with a 4.9 WAR and thames (not counting Berkman at DH) has accumulated .9 WAr. we didn’t lose much

      • Greg says:

        The stats aren’t the point. It’s the attitude and confidence

        • Pasqua says:

          Nope. It’s the stats.

        • bexarama says:

          You know, it’s not like he dumped the whole team. Are Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira, Robinson Cano, Nick Swisher, CC Sabathia, AJ Burnett, Andy Pettitte, Mariano Rivera, Phil Hughes, Joba Chamberlain, David Robertson, and everyone else on the 2010 squad that was also on the 2009 team incapable of spurring their team to have confidence?

    • Greg says:

      Thank you. I agree

    • Oh good. The first Damon and Matsui comment of the evening.

      • Bob Stone says:

        I have not commented much recently but I have said that it was a mistake to lose Matsui and Damon many times since last winter. I think it has cost the Yankees big time.

        That’s my opnion. If you are going to ridicule it, back it up with some facts.

        • It’s been backed up a billion times on this thread and others. They weren’t worth it. Did you think the same thing when they were winning 8 games in a row? The fact you waited until the lowest point in the season to bring it up shows you’re just trolling for a reaction.

          • Bob Stone says:

            Yes – I;ve felt this way since last winter. It’s be reinforced several times: NJ getting hurt again and out for the season. Grandy coming back to earth and being who he is. Austin Jackson playing well. I could go on but I won’t.

            And – by the way – I’ve been on this site a long time and I am far from a troll.

            • It'sATarp says:

              did you not look at the numbers i gave you? Grnady has made up with his “sub-par” avg with power and good defense. Ajax is not much better. It’s not that we lost guys and it’s hurting us this year. it;s that the guys we have aren’t playing as good as they were last year.

            • Talking about mystique and aura instead of actual facts is a silly argument. Further acting like they could have been had at the same money as the other plays is equally rediculous. Damon turned down 2/14 and Matsui would not have taken a pay cut or small contract just to be nice. You would have had to overpay for players who are very clearly past their prime and cost yourself not only for this year but next as well.

          • Pasqua says:

            To be fair, he’s not trolling. Mr. Stone is a good contributor.

            • Bob Stone says:

              Thanks Pasqua. I appreciate it.

            • You can be a good contributor and still troll. I’ve done it. If he posted that in any other thread at any other time it wouldn’t have irked me. But right then, when the team was looking absolutely terrible? Seems awfully trollish to me. Sorry if it was a mis-characterization, regardless.

    • Pasqua says:

      Look, I respect your frustration, but when you say, “They just don’t have that attitude that they could catch up or break a game open at any time,” what the fuck does that actually mean?

      Did you say this during the 8-game winning streak?

      To maintain sanity, we have to stop projecting our own emotional reactions onto the team. They’re playing a game. Right now, they’re playing it poorly. End of story.

      • Klemy says:

        This, 28 times this.

      • Bob Stone says:

        I have felt this way since last winter . . during winning streaks and losing streaks and mediocre baseball in between.

        I vote 9 in the poll every week and keep expecting several players to break out offensively all at the same time. But after a prolonged period of walk off losses instead of walk off wins, it’s hard to keep waiting.

        • Pasqua says:

          Totally fine, but do you see how that has nothing to do with “attitude”? It’s about luck, it’s about pitching, it’s about hitting, managerial decisions…lots of stuff. But “attitude” is not one of them. It’s a subjective thing that we throw out there to try and boil down bad baseball to a singular answer despite the littany of factors invovled.

          • Bob Stone says:

            So I guess all these sports psychologists get paid the big bucks for nothing. Attitude means nothing? You ahve to be kidding.

            Hey – A-Rod just put the Yankees up! Go Yanks!

        • hogsmog says:

          The fact that ‘walk off losses instead of walk off wins’ annoy you shows that you really don’t understand; those wins indicate the least about a team’s performance. A win or loss in those situations are usually separated by a single strikeout or hit and could easily go either way. If the Yankees had been 2-8 out of last ten and every one was a blowout, I could understand. But since 2-8 and 7-3 are separated by a handful of at bats than honestly could have resulted in anything, I don’t mind.

    • Dream of Electric Sheep says:

      Godzilla is a money player. He probably would have 25 dingerz by now in YS.

    • Jerome S says:

      ehh I respect your opinion,
      but disagree.

      /JonStewart’d.

      Seriously, I would love Matsui and Damon because I loved them both but increasing HR’s by 50%? That’s a bit generous. This isn’ Cashman’s fault. longtime parts of the team have faltered (Jeter, A-Rod), and Nick Johnson was a gamble and Granderson’s done better lately – as in, since the losing started kind of.

      I understand what you’re saying by the non-2009nes, but may I remind you, the ’09 Yanks were in a league with teams underachieving compared to this year’s.

    • Sheepmeister says:

      Even so, hindsight is 20/20, if those moves were made and they were making 15-20M combined while tying up the DH spot so Posada can’t even play some days and poor defense in LF, you can’t say the yankees would be better off. Its all speculation and you definitely can’t say they would up their HRs by 50% due to YSIII. This is a piss poor argument and I used to enjoy following threads since these arguments were never made because the fans were smarter than that.

  237. Pasqua says:

    Even with the homerun, if you told me AJ’s line would be 3 runs over 7 innings, I’d bet the house that game would be ours.

    Good effort, AJ. You did your damn job.

  238. Jon in CUO says:

    Andino? Really? He could be the worst player AJ’s ever given up a homer to.

  239. Henry says:

    When is Cashman gunna go do what he did in Atlanta last season?

  240. yungsta says:

    WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS TEAM???

  241. Tonight, Girardi will push the right pinch-hitting button.

  242. Reggie C. says:

    I’ve got that “we’re screwed” feeling tonight. (again).

    Poor AJ. Our bats are simply dead tonight.

  243. Henry says:

    It’s crazy to even imagine the Yankees were on a 8 game winning streak not too long ago.

  244. iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

    Well that run just might do it. Man, who would have thought the Yankees would become so beatable.

  245. DallasGreen says:

    (rundance)

  246. Mickey Scheister says:

    AJ Burnett makes Dontrelle Willis look like Cy Young.

    /onlywhenPosadacatches’d

  247. Henry says:

    Even the YES camera man sucks.

  248. Carlosologist says:

    Cano is so lucky :p

  249. DallasGreen says:

    COME ON PUMA!!!!

  250. Mickey Scheister says:

    Yeah!! Good luck coming, Berkmans first Yankee HR coming right now…

  251. Can Puma earn his stripes now? He’s pretty much due. And he’s swinging a hot bat.

  252. Cy Pettitte says:

    that first pitch to Puma was a strike?

  253. ZZ says:

    Be prepared to see an absurd amount of offspeed pitches thrown to Yankee hitters in October. This is the time of year when playoff team’s advanced scouts do their heavy lifting and the weaknesses of the Yankees offensive players are glaring. Throw strikes and lean on your offspeed pitches.

    • They’ve still gotten on base at a pretty decent clip during this terrible stretch. Off-speed stuff only goes so far, you need fastball command to establish it.

      • ZZ says:

        That is why I said throw strikes and lean on offspeed. This offense is way to dependent on walking and the type of pitchers you are going to see in the playoffs generally have good command. This offense is a legitimate concern in the playoffs this season.

        People can try to diminish BA all they want, but the team BA is a huge weakness with this team.

        • They’re 7th in the league in batting average, .001 percentage points away from being tied for 5th. So uhhh…. don’t see it. They’re just in a really bad stretch.

          • ZZ says:

            Their team BA is down 15 points from last year. It is not just this stretch. This has been a season long concern.

            Why do you think they have performed so poorly against pitchers with good command?

            • bexarama says:

              Offense is down this year as a whole. I dunno – if our offense is a serious concern (and they’re obviously sucking right now), what’s every other offense in the game?

              • ZZ says:

                I am not concerned about the offense in general. Over the course of the season they have the best relative offense.

                The thing that is concerning is that the weaknesses in this offense can and generally are very easily exploited in playoffs baseball.

    • Sheepmeister says:

      BA means nothing since walks, HBP, and errors don’t count and the Yankees lead all of MLB in not making an out during a PA with a .350 OBP.

      • ZZ says:

        This statement is so incredibly incorrect it is laughable.

        A major, if not the major reason, for this team’s offensive inconsistencies this season is their lowered BA from 2009. You can walk or get on base all you want, but at some point those hitters have to be driven in and against pitchers with good command you are not going to walk that much even if you lead the league in general.

  254. Cy Pettitte says:

    PUMA!!!

    Swish get it done now

  255. Puma’d. Get it done, Swish. GET. IT. DONE.

  256. Klemy says:

    Christ. Come on Swisher! Bring it home.

  257. Mickey Scheister says:

    No DP, No DP, No DP! Swisher show us why your sweet, compete!

  258. Klemy says:

    What the hell was THAT?

  259. Can’t really get mad at him for that. Hasn’t played.

  260. Pasqua says:

    Swisher is hurtin’ real, real bad, ladies and gents.

  261. DallasGreen says:

    better than kearns would have done

  262. siamtwin says:

    Bunt, Swish, Bunt!!!!!!!!!!!!

  263. Mickey Scheister says:

    GRIT GRUTNER!

  264. Carlosologist says:

    Gardner comes up big here.

  265. Well, that would have been the pitch to swing at..

  266. Pasqua says:

    Wowzers.

  267. Definitely rock bottom. It really can’t be any worse.

  268. Total Dominication says:

    Shit.

  269. iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

    Fucking joke.

  270. Cy Pettitte says:

    so fucking ridiculous

  271. Esteban says:

    Okay I’m pretty pissed now. Zen baseball is tough to maintain with a performance like this.

    • Betty Lizard says:

      Hee. I’ve been chanting “Nothing external can harm me. Nothing external can harm me. Nothing external can harm me . . .”

  272. kunaldo says:

    another 10 LOB tonight. oh joy.

  273. Klemy says:

    I’m watching these games, waiting for them to wake up. Unfortunately, I’m just becoming frustrated to all hell.

  274. Sick Nwisher says:

    Wow, pathetic.

  275. tom says:

    I’m telling you: someone put a gris-gris on them. How many times can we watch the same game?

  276. poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag says:

    I honestly don’t remember a stretch this bad since 2000.

  277. Dalelama says:

    Carl Crawford will look great in left next season.

  278. Mickey Scheister says:

    Fuck me in the goat ass! I’m pretty sure Showater sold his soul to the devil to have good performance.

  279. U Thant says:

    Anybody remember this game?
    http://www.retrosheet.org/boxe.....OR1999.htm

    we need one of those games.

  280. Let’s spike a pot of Green Mountain Coffee and have a W.B. Mason presents a Fucking-Score-a-Run Party.

  281. Jerome S says:

    Wins/losses are definitely a useless stat

    /it’s relevant.

  282. toad says:

    So against two pitchers with ERA’s north of five this is the best we can do?

  283. Esteban says:

    The positive is that AJ Burnett was pretty good.

  284. Vinrae says:

    Well, better that the shit games happen now than in the post season.

    /silverlining’d

  285. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Perhaps Girardi needs to get himself ejected to fire the team up. But not this game, this one’s already gone.

  286. Pasqua says:

    When the O’s fans chant, it always sounds like, “Let’s go home!” which seems mor appropos of the franchise in the last ten years.

  287. a plethora of pinatas says:

    I wonder if Andy can break the spell?

  288. Vinrae says:

    Posada and Jeter gets on base, Curtis hits a double, but Jeter stops at third. Tex is IBB’d, and ARod goes Kaboom!

  289. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Please no more stupid play-by-play predictions. You all suck at it.

    Thanks,
    Wil

  290. Jerome S says:

    I believe we are now entering the denial stage of grief. A loss tomorrow should guarantee some genuine anger, followed by bargaining, followed by depression, followed by acceptance.

    /hopefulitdoesn’tcometothis’d

  291. Kit says:

    I’m back. And I see I must have missed nothing good.

  292. Pasqua says:

    Please, sit change-up, Jorge.

  293. Carlosologist says:

    Posada just needs to keep that ball fair next time.

  294. Klemy says:

    Of course it was foul! Nothing good can happen for us.

    /emotionallydrained

  295. Sunil says:

    /FATHER TIME’D

  296. Klemy says:

    Wow…that was really close.

  297. Lucci says:

    That was strike 3.

  298. Cy Pettitte says:

    DAn Wheeler gave up a HR in the top of the 9th, 4-3 Angels

  299. Angels scored, Rays are down by 1.

  300. Total Dominication says:

    Nice at bat so far.

  301. Well, if all the scores hold, we’ll wake up tomorrow still a .5 game back of Tampa, and our magic number would have gone down.

    /silverlining

  302. QUALITY Jorge. Dear God, I’m going to miss you so much when you’re gone.

  303. Kit says:

    Nice one, Jorge. Keep fighting him, guys.

  304. Esteban says:

    Oh Leh do it

  305. Pasqua says:

    Great fuckin’ AB! He was fighting off the fastball and waiting for the change.

  306. Jerome S says:

    11 pitches motherfucker. Hip hip.

  307. kunaldo says:

    reelin’ me back in…

  308. iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

    Terrible AB by Posada… Catchers are suppose to bunt not swing the bat

  309. Klemy says:

    Great at bat Jorge!

  310. bexarama says:

    The Rays gave up a HR to Brandon Wood, I’m pretty sure you anger the baseball gods when you do that.

    Hell of an AB, Jorge.

  311. Sick Nwisher says:

    Thank you B. Wood!
    Home Run Angels. 4-3 top of the ninth.

  312. poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag says:

    Not near a TV, still need 2 runs?

  313. Total Dominication says:

    Please please please don’t dp.

  314. Come on, boys. We got this.

  315. Carlosologist says:

    Derek, now it’s up to you to keep the good times rolling.

  316. ZZ says:

    Great at bat by Jorge. Good thing Francisco Cervelli started this game. The Yankees couldn’t have used that kind of at bat at all earlier in this game.

    • Margaux says:

      AJ:

      with Jorge: .336/.414/.599 = 1.012

      with Cervelli: .272/.354/.381 = .735

      so, if Jorge stated behind the plate tonight pretty good chance he could have had an A-Rod game and because of his inept defense, game calling, framing etc he would have put the Yankees in an insurmountable hole.

  317. Pasqua says:

    Okay….nobody try and be a fuckin’ hero, okay?!

  318. Esteban says:

    Uehara’s sideburns are disgusting.

  319. Total Dominication says:

    Shitting me?

  320. cjc says:

    yay captain

  321. Pasqua says:

    Well, those fastballs over the heart of the plate with 2 strikes CAN be deceptive.

  322. Lucci says:

    At least it wasn’t a double play.

  323. Yankee Doodle says:

    It’s a sad thing to see

  324. Normally I’d say you have to swing at that pitch. But I’m pretty glad you didn’t, Jeets.

  325. It'sATarp says:

    jeter is fucken lucky his name is derek jeter…

  326. Klemy says:

    Derek, pretend it hit you!

    /MSM’d

  327. kunaldo says:

    stop w/ the fucking lean over and protect the plate!!!

  328. Esteban says:

    C’mon Jetes, you’re better than that (I’m not sure if he actually is anymore)

  329. ShuutoHeat (No Douche Beards Here) says:

    Arod looks like he is rather to kill someone.

  330. Jerome S says:

    Jeter’s fouling off more pitches – which is good – but they tend to be out of the zone – which is bad.

  331. Mark says:

    Nice no dp, at least they should get Tex up.

  332. Get it to A-rod and good things will happen.

  333. Total Dominication says:

    Grandy Man!

  334. Kit says:

    Oooh…that ball scalded.

  335. Reggie C. says:

    god … i hate a fucking tease.

    Score dammit! SCORE!

  336. Pasqua says:

    That should have been caught. Let’s hope that means something positive (finally).

  337. Carlosologist says:

    Granderson! Now it’s up to the big guns.

  338. Tex, your glove has kept us in the game. Thy bat shall deliver us to the promised land.

  339. Stratman9652 says:

    What is this strange tingling feeling… could it be hope?

  340. Kit says:

    C’mon, offense. You can do this.

  341. Esteban says:

    Ok, they’ll score at least 1 here right? Right? Right?

  342. ZZ says:

    This is a huge at bat for Teixiera. He needs to step up here. When he is slumping he kills this offense as their 3 hitter. This offense desperately needs their 3 hitter and MVP candidate from last year to step up.

    • Esteban says:

      Was that a good enough at bat?

      *shoots self in head*

    • Kit says:

      He’s injured. Give the guy a break. He could do better, but the fact that he’s even playing right now is a blessing.

      • ZZ says:

        That is not an excuse in anyway. A broken toe should not affect his batting especially the way Teix swings the bat. He himself admitted it only bothers him in the field.

        If Yankee fans are giving him a pass because of his toe, they are sorely mistaken.

        • Kit says:

          No one is giving him a pass, but the fact that he’s out there every day playing is a blessing. It could be worse, is what I’m saying. And even if he admits it only bothers him on the field, he’s still out there.

        • It'sATarp says:

          yes it would actually. his back foot is his plant foot unlike most hitters. if you watch him hit last year you would know he tends to stay back on that foot when he swings.

          • ZZ says:

            He is a switch hitter. It does not affect his LH swing in anyway and even his RH swing would have a negligible impact.

            Staying on his back foot does not hurt your toe when you are swinging a bat. You are wrong.

            • Kit says:

              And you would know this because you’ve personally had conversations with him/have switch hit in the major leagues and have experienced that pain.

    • bexarama says:

      Most ridiculously obvious post ever is ridiculously obvious?

  343. Esteban says:

    Fantastic job Mark

  344. poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag says:

    Why am I still highly pessimistic?

  345. I’ve seen this movie before.

  346. Total Dominication says:

    Let’s get an A-Bomb!

  347. ZZ says:

    What an an absolutely awful job by Teixiera.

  348. cjc says:

    this lineup has become laughably bad with risp its sick just sick it reall does not matter who it is

  349. Dave G says:

    Damn, that was a good pitch to hit.

  350. toad says:

    Be nice if some unnnamed guys earned their money here.

  351. iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

    wow… Tex and jeter are just brutal at the plate.

  352. Total Dominication says:

    What?

  353. Hall and Nokes says:

    At least that wasn’t right down the middle or something.

  354. Mike R says:

    I can’t even tell over this past two weeks if I’m watching the Yankees or the Mets… A change in uniform and I might believe i’ve been a Mets fan the past two weeks…

  355. poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag says:

    They seriously have to be close to the record for men left on base over eleven games or so.

  356. Esteban says:

    89 MPH right down the middle, cmon AROD

  357. Pasqua says:

    Not digging that swing. There are other options than a HR.

  358. Klemy says:

    Certainly a healthy cut there.

  359. Dave G says:

    Tampa down a run in the 9th

  360. HOLY crap. That looked like a strike.

  361. Pasqua says:

    Holyshitwherewasthat?!

  362. Kit says:

    Is it me or does Buck look bored with life?

  363. Jerome S says:

    I look like an idiot leaning over gameday in silence.

  364. Mike R says:

    FUCK YES

  365. Carlosologist says:

    AN A-BOMB! FROM A-ROD!

  366. FUCKING A-ROD I LOVE YOU

  367. Reggie C. says:

    NO FUCKING WAY!!!!

    AROD IS GOD!

  368. Pasqua says:

    YESSSSSSSS!!!!!

  369. Kit says:

    YES!!!!!!! ALEX!! LOVE OF MY LIFE.

  370. iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

    Selfish GW HR… pathetic…

  371. Total Dominication says:

    io ;awwcrip’jq’cnr’cnr

  372. kunaldo says:

    cen-fucking-taur.

  373. Esteban says:

    HE DID IT HE DID IT HE DID IT

  374. Dave G says:

    A-ROD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  375. Hall and Nokes says:

    There are options other than a HR, but HR is the most fun option.

  376. Klemy says:

    Oh my fucking God. That’s like Tino’s HR in ’98…

  377. Jerome S says:

    O MY GOD!!

  378. Kevin in Delectable Princeton says:

    A-Rod in beast mode. :’)

  379. Chip says:

    I miss Cody Ransom, I wish we would have kept him

  380. DallasGreen says:

    YESSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  381. claybeez says:

    Big Time.

  382. ShuutoHeat (No Douche Beards Here) says:

    ABOMB!!! Arod had the eyes of a killer sitting in the dug out.

  383. Esteban says:

    Arod on his quest for 30 HRs

  384. tom says:

    As Spielberg said when he at last won his Oscar for Schindler’s List: That was the best drink of water after the longest drought of my life.

  385. smurfy says:

    well, how ’bout that? hoped it, but you can’t predict baseball sweetness.

  386. Henry says:

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    AFTER TONIGHT THIS LOSING BULLSHIT WILL ENDDDDDDDDDD

  387. Greg says:

    I think that was a slump buster

  388. Pasqua says:

    GOOD. FOR. YOU. AROD.

  389. a plethora of pinatas says:

    You can own this NOOB as long as Arod owns Uehara.

  390. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    March for 30

  391. Shades of Tino there, eh?

  392. Handsome B. Wonderful says:

    HE GOT IT!!!!

  393. Klemy says:

    Axisa, are you going to stand by your statement that Arod doesn’t reach 30? Because, I think he heard you.

  394. rek4gehrig says:

    Yeah…Time to turn this sucker around.

  395. Yankee Doodle says:

    Thank you ump!!

  396. Mickey Scheister says:

    I think A-Rod just got a curtain call on the road! FUCK YES!!!

  397. Dream of Electric Sheep says:

    Dingerz rule!

  398. iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

    Ok, first the FUCK YOU toss of the bat WAS great.

    Second, the FUCK YOU smile rounding third was PRICELESS.

  399. Esteban says:

    ARod has been insane since he came back from the DL. He tried carrying the team against the rangers and now this game.

  400. poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag says:

    Faints for the second time in three days

  401. ShuutoHeat (No Douche Beards Here) says:

    So who else is doubting Arod won’t hit the 30 HR mark and continue his 30HR/100RBI streak?

  402. Jerome S says:

    I just cried. Out of joy.

  403. smurfy says:

    so many frustrations: did that really happen?

  404. Kevin in Delectable Princeton says:

    A-Rod’s WPA for the game is .716. That’s pretty high…

  405. rek4gehrig says:

    Dance with me, someone, please dance with me

  406. ZZ says:

    A-Rod and to a lesser extent Cano are likely going to have to carry this offense in the playoffs.

    Teixiera once again is nowhere to be found. With the type of pitches Teix is going to get in the postseason and his just awful mechanics he is likely going to disappoint again in October.

    • Save it for the postgame, ZZ. Now is happy time, for once!

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

      The man has a broken toe.

      • Henry says:

        You need no fucking little toe for baseball.

        • Carlosologist says:

          You need it for balance and walking…

        • Kit says:

          Breaking any sort of bone in your foot throws off your balance. Even if its heavily taped/bound.

          • ZZ says:

            He is simply not the type of hitter where it would affect him and they have said multiple times it only affects his fielding.

            He looks the same exact way he did with his swing the first 2 months of the season when his toe was not broken. This is the type of hitter he is. He is very streaky because of his mechanics.

            • Kit says:

              Okay then, write him a letter and tell him to fix it. I’m not claiming to know anything about him or the way he hits, but all you’re doing is complaining about one player when baseball is a team effort. You should learn to take the good with the bad and stop whining about one specific player. If he’s off mechanically, he’ll correct it eventually. That’s why they pay Kevin Long, right?

              • ZZ says:

                Kevin Long can’t correct Teixiera’s mechanics. He has been like this his whole career.

                Literally everything in his kinetic chain needs to be perfectly in sync for him to hit a baseball.

                I love how people can criticize every player on the Yankees, but when it comes to Teix it is forbidden. I have never seen a player get such a pass when he is a major culprit as their 3 hitter.

                He was literally one of the worst players in baseball for the first 2 months of the season and he looks exactly the same from a swing standpoint now.

                • Kit says:

                  It’s not forbidden to criticize anyone on the team. It’s just stupid unless they’ve done something blatantly boneheaded that needs to be criticized. I’m not defending Tex from criticism, I just honestly think that shitting on a player for something that can be fixed/will probably change is being childish. And I know you love to have the last word because you can’t be wrong ever, but you can talk about physics and mechanics all you want and I honestly won’t care.

                  He’s having issues with his foot, which will throw anyone off balance, and I don’t care if he’s an upper body hitter, a lower body hitter, a sideways hitter–I don’t care. Balance is an important part of mechanics.

                • mike c says:

                  “he’s been like this his whole career”

                  .287/.377/.538
                  guess we’ll just have to deal with it then

    • Kit says:

      You sure do like complaining about Tex. What did he do to you?

    • Pasqua says:

      He’s got two weeks to find something. Why quit on him now?

    • Chip says:

      Seriously, you can’t even be happy when they win can you?

    • It'sATarp says:

      once again, broken toe screws with balance. makes it harder for him to drive the ball.

      • ZZ says:

        Teixiera is not a balance hitter.

        He is an extreme upper body hitter.

        • It'sATarp says:

          if you watch him hit, he plants on his back foot. Yes he is a upper torso hitter, but he also needs to plant his foot sometime. Tex is not a floating torso out there. They pretty much drilled it into our heads last year whenever that analyze his swing.

          • ZZ says:

            Only on his RH swing and when he plants he puts extreme pressure on his heel.

          • ZZ says:

            His back knee collapses which puts pressure on the back of your foot (heel) not toe.

            • It'sATarp says:

              not all of the pressure is on his heel, he;ll fall down if all of the pressure of his body on his heel, there is still pressure spread across his back foot… Try it your self and find out…seriously go break a toe and try swinging a bat in a real baseball game first then tell me it doesn’t affect you at all.

        • Brad Toughy says:

          That doesn’t mean he never uses his feet during an at-bat. A broken toe will affect a hitter regardless of how much he uses his upper body.

          • ZZ says:

            If it had as much of an impact as people on here think it does, then he would not be playing. If the reason he was hitting so poorly was his toe then there is no way they would keep him in the lineup.

    • bexarama says:

      We got the biggest hit in what seems like weeks and you have to come here and shit on a player? I’d say what I want to say but I’d get banned/warned. Is all you do concern troll nowadays?

      • ZZ says:

        You are very sensitive when it comes to Teixiera. I can’t imagine the wrath I would get if I criticized Andy ;)

        • bexarama says:

          Super delayed post but I had to say it:

          Hah. Actually, I think I’m sometimes too critical of Andy just so I don’t get accused of being a homer.

          I just don’t get the point of bitching and whining after a tremendous win that we all really needed and saying really obvious things like “we need our #3 hitter.”

          (Also, if you’re accusing me of being overly sensitive because I think he’s attractive or whatever, stop it with that shit. I know I bring part of it on myself, but just because I’m a non-blind straight female doesn’t mean I can’t be objective. And Tex isn’t really one of the guys I drool like crazy over anyway.)

  407. Dave G says:

    All started with a great at bat from Jorge. And a blown strike call that would have ended the game.

  408. Total Dominication says:

    Stupid A-rod, stopping Cano from getting the gw hit, wanting it all for himself.

  409. Klemy says:

    I’d like to say that it took long enough to wake up this team, but I’m too happy at the moment.

  410. Pasqua says:

    Wieters not even being able to watch makes that HR all the more fun.

  411. Dalelama says:

    Nice Arod…..

  412. Carlosologist says:

    I had to go upstairs and change my pants. That HR was kind of big.

  413. Total Dominication says:

    et me remind you people A-rod acheived his 30/100 season exactly by getting a 3runhr and gs in his last reg season inning of 2009. This is easily attainable.

    • That’s not exactly something easily repeated, though. In fact I’m pretty sure it had never happened in baseball history, ever. Still, I get your point. He can go on a tear as well as anyone.

  414. Bob Stone says:

    Hopefully this is the turn around we have all been wainting for.

  415. Sunil says:

    A-ROD CHOPPED THEIR HEADS OFF!!! SHING SHING!!!

    in all seriousness though, if this many takes the team on his back, i will never utter another word about him not being a team player in his early days

  416. smurfy says:

    yeah, no such thing as clutch or heart. Definitely.

  417. phughesisgod says:

    Havent been around in a while thanks to college, but since I am home for the jewish holidays, I decided to pop in. A-Rod killed that ball and he knew it when he hit it. Just flat killed that ball. What makes that home run even better is that 5 more and that 30 HR/100RBI streak is continued.

  418. Klemy says:

    That pic of Uheharhara is AWESOME. lol

  419. Dream of Electric Sheep says:

    Aight MO , let’s shut these fuckers down in a respectful and peaceful manner.

  420. Cy Pettitte says:

    Uehara looks ready to perform seppuku

  421. DallasGreen says:

    startin’ to think he can get to 30

  422. Esteban says:

    I’d say Arod has a decent chance at 30 hrs given the way hes swinging

  423. If we had Damon and Matsui we clearly would have won by 20, or something.

    • DallasGreen says:

      by 25 if we still had melky the great

    • Esteban says:

      why does everyone forget Melky?

    • Mike Nitabach says:

      HAHAH! Good one!

    • Dream of Electric Sheep says:

      Ross, I am a big fan of Godz. I for one don’t think Damon and Matsui would have made that big of differences in this lineup given how this team is constructed.

      But can we stop making such over the top comments about Godz.

      the assertion here is simple Godz over NJ, it’s a fact.

      • Yeah, wow. Picking Matsui over the guy who went on the DL in May. Your hindsight is simply outstanding.

        • Dream of Electric Sheep says:

          I will say this again. Perhaps we never had this convo before.
          I would pick a known quantity over an oft 1b any day Ross.

          It has nothing to do with hindsight at this point, it’s the first sight. But that aside, these comments are just as silly as those who claim with those two the team would have won another 20 more games. It’s hyperbole and old.

          • Sorry for being snappy with you dude, it’s just that I’ve been through this same argument 100 times with other posters. It’s too tiring and repetitive for me to go back and forth all over again. You wanted Matsui back. He didn’t come back. That’s it. It doesn’t mean anything and any narratives you make about it just stink of sour grapes at this point.

            • Dream of Electric Sheep says:

              Nah it’s all good. I was only compel to point out the obvious. It’s done and done. But I have to defend my boy Godz. He was money and class.

              It’s onward and forward , if you read what i posted tonight. I wasn’t arguing that Yankees would have done a great deal better than they already have with him. I was simply defending him.

            • Bob Stone says:

              I could say . . . . naw . . . forget it.

  424. Greg says:

    Let’s go Mo! Let’s go Mo!

  425. Kit says:

    Oh that scared me a little.

  426. Sunil says:

    Does anybody remember a rod last year? i think he went into the final game of the season with 93 rbis, he ended with 100. this man is about to get into beast mode

  427. Jerome S says:

    One more homer and A-Rod is tied for sixth all-time. Jus’ Sayin’.

  428. I’m exhausted. Mentally, physically, spiritually. Exhausted. What a friggin’ week.

  429. Mickey Scheister says:

    We all deserve that 3 run blast, over and over again, after the past two weeks. Listen to the chant, “Let’s go Mo!”. This is a road game played in front of New Yorkers craving a win! One out left!

  430. Klemy says:

    Rays lose, so that swing was soooo big.

  431. Yankees win! Theeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Yankees win!

  432. DallasGreen says:

    (puts noose away)

  433. Pasqua says:

    And all is right with the world.

  434. Yankees win, Rays lose, back in first, THANK YOU GOD!!!!

  435. Yankee Doodle says:

    thuhhhhhh

  436. Kit says:

    Yankees win! Tampa loses! Back in first.

  437. Dave G says:

    Yankees in first place. Tampa lost to 4-3.

  438. bexarama says:

    So I feel a lot better about baseball now

  439. Slappy White says:

    Im so happy , I might try to go romance the wifey

  440. Greg says:

    One of the biggest wins of the year

  441. Esteban says:

    Great win. This team shows its tremendous heart and desire. Not only that, back in 1st, and with the Sox losing, magic number down to 9.

  442. Jerome S says:

    Guys,
    I think that the Yanks are in first place.

  443. Mickey Scheister says:

    A-Rod – 4, O’s – 3. A-Rod WILL get 30 bombs this year!

  444. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Mo looked great tonight. The cutter cut and his command was superb. Love it.

  445. RL says:

    Gritty, I say … Gritty!!! This team has guts! A-Rod’s gonna hit 30!

  446. Mike Nitabach says:

    WOW! That was awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  447. Pasqua says:

    I had been told that the Yankees didn’t have the “attitude” or “confidence” to win games like these in 2010. I would submit this game as Exhibit A to the contrary.

    Rebuttal?

    Hello?

  448. Oh man, Alex showing up Baltimore big time in the postgame lol

  449. ZZ says:

    A-Rod’s DL stint may have been the greatest development this season to date for the Yankees as absurd as that may sound. He was having trouble all season get his timing down and generating power through his lower body. I said early in the season it looks like his hip is bothering him, because of how little power he was driving through his hips.

    He is locked in now. His timing is perfect and is lower body torque is perfect. Everything has fallen into place for A-Rod.

    He is poised to go on another epic tear in the playoffs, because his swing and body is the best it has looked in 12 months.

  450. Jerome S says:

    I know that there’s really no such thing as “clutch,”
    but today an idiot on my bus told me that A-Rod didn’t have clutch ability. I told him to watch the game tonight and see what happened.

  451. Vinrae says:

    Finally! That felt great!

    /TWSS

  452. OK. So one win doesn’t completely erase a week of futility and frustration. But holy crap, did that feel good. Now, we drink.

  453. Mark says:

    OK Blue Jays 3 more outs, and get this magic number to 9.

  454. ZZ says:

    Burnett had the best fastball he has had since May tonight.

    That is very promising. If he can maintain his fastball he can be much more like 2009 AJ instead of 2010 AJ. He is much more reliable and much less inconsistent with that heavy fastball of his. It has been much flatter and weaker for most of this season.

    • Esteban says:

      As annoyed as I was before A-Rod hit his homerun, I took Burnett’s performance as a positive. Given that even with their poor play, the Yankees are a near lock to make the playoffs and they will need Burnett to be at least decent. Two good starts in a row is very promising.

  455. steve (different one) says:

    A-Rod is almost as good as Dan Johnson!

  456. Slappy White says:

    Love the Chambless Pic but hopefully it wont last ten minutes

  457. Carlosologist says:

    A-Rod in Baltimore = Cervelli in Atlanta

  458. All Star Carl says:

    A-Rod is the only good player we have :)

  459. Mark says:

    Girardi declined comment on AJ’S black eye.

  460. All Star Carl says:

    A-Rod is batting .500 with runners on base in the 9th this year. wow.

  461. poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag says:

    I’m making a still-standing 7 man-made wonders of the world list right now. I’ve got six. They are:

    1. The Pyramids of Egypt
    2. The Great Wall of China
    3. The Coliseum of Rome
    4. Schloss Neuschwanstein (Neuschwanstein Castle)
    5. The Taj Mahal
    6. The Parthenon

    You think St. Basil’s Cathedral would work as a seventh? I’m leaning towards it.

    I think I’ve got a pretty diverse group here. I’m trying not to do two from the same country.

  462. bonestock94 says:

    All that drama the past two weeks and we’re back in first. Badass.

  463. Slappy White says:

    Fuckin Blue Jays tryin to fuck up my perfect night

  464. Mickey Scheister says:

    Red Sox lose! Could it get any better?

  465. Magic number = 9! DOOOOOMED

  466. Mark says:

    Number 9 Roger Maris Number 9

  467. Sunil says:

    As sweet as this victory is, it doesnt dispell all fears. this was a rod’s game, the frustrations of the restof the team are not quite gone yet. MAN UP Jeter, cano, and tex

  468. DallasGreen says:

    its over in boston – bring on nettles~~

  469. Copperhead65 says:

    Does anyone know why Aj got a blackeye

  470. yungsta says:

    Now the big mystery is AJ’s eye. WTF happened?

  471. Mark says:

    Thing is nasty, really ballooned up on his face.

  472. Rob says:

    Probably lost in EyeGate, but should the Yanks be DHing Teixeira and putting Berkman at first? Berkman was supposed to be a plus glove, his early pinstriped miscues aside. And Tex looks like he needs to lay off his feet. His bat has died.

  473. Dream of Electric Sheep says:

    Once again, Arod’s heroics aside, Posada showed just how valuable he is to this team. How much of downgrade Cervelli is to him offensively. The man needs to fucking play G. Let PoPo fly , let him fly…

    • Chris says:

      They need to make sure that Posada stays healthy through the playoffs. If that means he doesn’t play a bunch of games in the next two weeks, then fine. He’s not exactly a spring chicken, and every inning catching is a potential injury.

      • Dream of Electric Sheep says:

        True enough. my blood pressure goes up a little when I see Cervelli play , but I understand.

      • Rob says:

        Not including tonight, guess how Meathead does with Po behind the dish?

        Opponents batting .336/.414/.599 = 1.012

        With the Frisco Kid?

        .272/.354/.381 = .735

        We’ll be seeing this show in the post-season for a reason.

        • Dream of Electric Sheep says:

          That’s a big ass split there. There might be some small sample issue here. But I can’t just overlook that, G might have a point about having Cerv catching him. What was Molina’s number catching AJ last year?

    • steve (different one) says:

      Agree, but Posada is 47 years old.

      He needs rest. It would be irresponsible of Joe to ride Posada down the stretch.

  474. Dream of Electric Sheep says:

    Another game of somewhat importance has just started. The Gintober movement has kicked into high gear. The time is now for Buster and co. to stake their claim in this wild wild west.

    • Carlosologist says:

      They kicked the tar out of the Dodgers last night. They can probably kick Randy Wolf all the way back to LA.

      • Dream of Electric Sheep says:

        Bumga toes the mound tonight. He is quietly having a pretty good season for them. Gintober will not be stopped ! well, I am hoping so.

        • Carlosologist says:

          Bumgarner is suffering from lack of run support. He’s got a 3.28 ERA as 20 year old and should improve his strikeout ability as he gets older (8.0 K/9 in 355 MiLB IP)

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