Sep
18

Game 148: A third try for 20

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(AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Despite having zero 20-win seasons to his credit, CC Sabathia has been here before. Just about two weeks his took the mound against the Orioles with a chance for his 20th victory of 2010, but the O’s jumped on him early and often and sent CC and the Yankees home losers that night. Their game plan was to jump on Sabathia early in the count, so it’ll be interesting to see how both sides adjust tonight. If Baltimore sticks with that same approach, I get the feeling that CC’s going to chew them up and spit them out.

Here’s tonight’s lineup…

SS Jeter, Derek
DH Swisher, Nick – hey, look who’s back
1B Berkman, Lance
3B Rodriguez, Alex
2B Cano, Robinson
C Posada, Jorge
CF Granderson, Curtis
LF Gardner, Brett
RF Curtis, Colin

And on the bump, it’s Carsten Sabathia.

Boo for Saturday night games. This one starts a little after 7:00pm ET and can be seen on YES. Hopefully it’s not a dramatic a last night, but with the same end result. Enjoy the game, everyone.

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

    So, this Tulowitzki dude can hit a baseball, huh?

    • tomaconda

      doesn’t that give him like 14 or 15 hr for the month?

      • http://ballcraft.blogspot.com Zanath

        14, just checked. He now has 26 HRs. Not bad considering he missed so much time.

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

          A-Rod in April 2007 had what, 13?

          • All Star Carl

            Yep. Tied Pujols for most in April.

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

        Not on topic, but he’s really killing my hopes that he’d be undervalued next year in fantasy drafts.

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

          pfft, close enough.

          To being on topic, I mean. At this rate, he’ll be overrated, much like the Jets who are overrated based on their late playoff run last year

        • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

          Well when he does meh in the first half of the season you can buy low until he gets his post ASB tear on.

      • MikeD

        He’s hit 14 HRs just in the month of September, which is only two weeks old??

  • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten
    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime-Jesus & Maquinito FTW

      Yeah. I was like “…”, and then I went and listened to Tulo because Fox sucks and I couldn’t watch the game

    • Pat D

      What a fucking hypocrite. Did he cut up any cards of PED users? Of bat corkers? Of spitballers, ball doctorers? Of Pete Rose? Sure didn’t sound like it from that description.

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

    Sir Lancelot gonna hit one out to Eutaw Street today

  • thurdonpaul

    We play today, we win today. Das it.
    Time to get on a long winning streak guys.

  • Dream of Electric Sheep

    The Rockies once again leads the league in OPS and Avg while playing at home and has equally dismal numbers on the road.

    I thought the humidor balls was suppose to suppress the mile high factor.

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

    Getting closer and closer to putting the A-lineup back on the field. Oh so close.

    All these close games and fun to watch and all, but here’s hoping for a nice relaxing evening for a change…

    • PaulF

      I feel like we might not see the entire a lineup together until game 1 of the ALDS, and that will be the lefty A lineup.

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

        Well right now all that’s missing is getting Swisher in the field and Tex in the lineup. I think we’ll see it once or twice before we clinch and Joe starts trotting out the AAA team.

    • thurdonpaul

      i will 2nd that

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

    Did he fake that one too?

  • PaulF

    What was that for?

  • Kit

    You sure he hit him, Ump? He might be cheating. He does that you know. And people are offended by it.

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

    “One of those late afternoon batting averages, .542″

    Well played, Kenny.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Regardless of righty/lefty, is Colin Curtis really that much better than Golson?

    • Cy Pettitte

      I’d rather have Golson for speed/defense, hope he gets on and can steal or something

  • All Star Carl

    Great strike zone today guys

  • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

    I love how excited I get to watch CC pitch. I literally wake up in the morning and say “yay, CC is pitching today!” I just love watching games when he pitches, for obvious reasons.

  • Slappy White

    Come on Robbie, so we dont have to hear the RISP stats all night

  • Apollo22237

    Nice, loud pro-Yankee chants tonight.

  • Total Dominication

    Sooooooooo close.

  • Accent Shallow

    This has to be embarrassing for O’s fans . . .

  • All Star Carl

    Why did he hold Jeter! Why!

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

      I think the ball was simply hit too hard. Got to Reimold too quickly.

    • Greg

      It was hit too hard and the Orioles have good outfielders

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

    1-1 RISP

    /Carl’d

    • Pat D

      /Greg’d

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

        Yeah, that.

      • Kit

        Beat me to it.

  • Apollo22237

    Damn you Cano… you hit the ball too hard, haha.

  • Greg

    Orioles outfielders have good arms

  • Total Dominication

    Uch, he hit it too hard. That sucks. Bad luck.

  • Dream of Electric Sheep

    Ugh… 100 RBI denied. Come on PoPo!

  • Accent Shallow

    With that throw from Reimold, I think Jeter scores.

  • Tom Zig

    So far 1-1 with RISP

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

    Need some FF advice.

    Start one out of: Jahvid Best vs. Phi/ Felix Jones vs. Chi/ Dez Bryant vs. Chi/ Thomas Jones vs. Cle/ Michael Bush(Qstble) vs. StL?

    Leaning towards Bryant, but a little unsure.

    • Pat D

      Jones vs. Cleveland. Cleveland sucks. Chicago is ok and Philly still has a good run defense.

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

        I’m starting Jamaal Charles, I don’t know if I want both Jones and Charles starting for me. Just in case they abandon the running game for whatever reason.

        • Pat D

          Again, Cleveland sucks and Delhomme isn’t playing. I really wouldn’t be too worried about that.

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

            Oh yeah, I forgot about Delhomme not starting. You would still start both of them over Bryant?

  • James A

    Bautista just hit #49 off of beckett
    i still think theres something fishy about him, but i like it when its against boston

    • Accent Shallow

      If steroids could more than double a player’s ISO, I think everyone would be on them.

    • Pat D

      Nobody in the AL hit 40 last year and now he’s going to hit 50 this year.

      Really, unless he hits between 35-45 next year, one really does have to wonder. At the same time, don’t you figure he has to have been tested already at some point this year?

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

        No one hit 40 the year before, right? I think A-Rod in 2007 was the last ALer with 40+.

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

          Actually, I think two guys had 40+ that year, but A-Rod had 50+.

          • Pat D

            I’m just saying that I think it’s a fluke, but being that it’s this day and age, the question will always be there.

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

      To be fair, Ramiro Pena could homer off Beckett the way he’s been coughing them up.

      /cheapshot

      • Accent Shallow

        There are posters on this site with more power than Pena.

  • All Star Carl

    Slider down and in. Here it comes.

  • Kit

    C’mon Jorge.

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

    Hip fucking hip!

    • Slappy White

      Hoo fucking ray

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

    Open the floodgates, boys. Here we goooooo!

  • Kit

    Sweet. Thank you.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Another nice at bat from Georgie.

  • Dream of Electric Sheep

    2-2 , me like, PoPo needs to fly!

  • Apollo22237

    Well… I guess that makes up for Cano hitting the ball too hard.

  • Greg

    2-2 RISP

    • Slappy White

      Thank You Sir

  • Total Dominication

    JOPO!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Yay.

  • All Star Carl

    Atta boy Jorge

  • Cy Pettitte

    yea JoPo

    that’s Wigginton reversion, he couldn’t be that good against us

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    BuzzCurt Granderson.

  • CBean

    Look! Runners come in! Woohoo!

  • All Star Carl

    So Curtis swings at the first pitch.

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

    2/3 with RISP? We suck. Granderson is such a rally killer. Johnny Damon would have hit a 8 run homer right there. Without even swinging the bat. His aura would have muscled it out.

    • Greg

      You’re crazy man

    • It’sATarp

      Dude Matsui would have hit that all the way to the japan sea, awoken the real godzilla so he can come and be our DH.

      • Pat D

        What would his strike zone be? How does he run the bases? What’s his arm like? We need to know these things before we can sign this Gojira kid.

        • pete

          “Gojira”

          tehe.

    • andrew

      may this joke RIP

    • Bob Stone

      So true.

  • Total Dominication

    CC already has 1 more run than he needs.

    • Greg

      I agree. Two runs should be enough

      • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

        Of course he did get lit up against the O’s last time around.

        • Greg

          They attacked him early in the count. CC will adjust

  • Mickey Scheister

    Nice start! Great AB Jorge, you’ll get em next time Grandy!

  • Slappy White

    It could be a relaxing night if CC is on

  • Apollo22237

    I think this whole C.C. 20 win thing is going to become a big joke. Each time he pitches we will find more unbelievable and inconceivable ways to lose the game.

    /notreally’d
    /willget20tonight’d

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

      Well he has the Cy Young locked up already. King Felix showed he can’t pitch under pressure when he gave up the no hitter in the 8th inning yesterday.

      /MSM’d

      • Cy Pettitte

        no his fault, he got thrown off by the Borbon bunt attempt because it was so offensive to him

        • Pat D

          That was like 3 innings previous.

          My fantasy leagues count shutouts and I have Felix. Imagine my disappointment when I saw that ball go over the fence.

        • Apollo22237

          Cano woulda had that.

          • Apollo22237

            My bad, reply fail

  • Kit

    How lucky are the Orioles to face CC every series.

    • Apollo22237

      As lucky as we are to not face Greinke ever in 4 game series.

      • Greg

        That’s amazes me that we’ve never faced Zach Greinke in two years

      • Kit

        I take it as universal atonement for having to face Felix three times.

  • Total Dominication

    He has the lowest era and the greatest ip How do even the traditionalist people not see he’s the King?

    • Pat D

      He doesn’t have teh magic wins!!!!!

      • Total Dominication

        But noone cared about that last year.

        • Pat D

          That might have just been a one-year aberration, especially since nobody won 20. We’ll know better this year.

  • All Star Carl

    Squeeze CC night yeah!

  • Accent Shallow

    And that should have been strike 3.

  • Total Dominication

    Can Miguel Cabrera do that?

  • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

    Best second baseman in baseball? Best second baseman in baseball.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Robbie Cano gold glove

    so much swag, he makes it look effortless and so fluid

    • Esteban

      No one on the diamond got swagger like Robbie

  • Esteban

    Too bad Larry Bowa left, imagine how much than he already is Cano could be

    • Pat D

      Not sure what you’re trying to say here.

      • Esteban

        I meant to say how much better Cano could be than he is, and it was a joke

        I’m having a rough day I guess.

        • Pat D

          Yea, just missed the one word. Thanks for clarifying!

  • All Star Carl

    Damn Cano

  • Mickey Scheister

    Lazy Cano, easy play. No grit at all.

  • Greg

    I already dont like this strike zone

  • Accent Shallow

    Jeter is a statue.

  • Total Dominication

    Come on Jeter.

  • All Star Carl

    Poor Jeter :(

    • Slappy White

      Two words that definately dont go together

  • LB

    no Tex? cmon Joe, put in the entire A team already!!!

    • Apollo22237

      I agree, Sabathia should also pitch everyday.

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

      He’s 1/19 off Guthrie and he’s been playing on a broken toe. Was a good night to give him the day off.

      • Dream of Electric Sheep

        I think he is also dealing with a thumb issue.

    • Kit

      He can’t help it. Tex is really banged up.

    • Cy Pettitte

      he’s 1-18 against Guthrie and he could use a day off with that broken toe, I don’t have a problem with him getting an off day

  • Mickey Scheister

    Double play is a cure all! Let’s go DP, let’s go!

  • Mickey Scheister

    Just alitttttle high on the throw…cmon strike out!

  • Total Dominication

    Posada, giveth and taketh away. Good thing he gives a whole lot more than he takes.

  • LB

    1st homer, 1st steal, 1st time looking like a douche for not paying attention

  • Total Dominication

    Baserunning 101 FAIL!

    • Kit

      Buck is mad. Someone’s not going to get a chance to see their kids tonight.

  • Apollo22237

    I would crap myself if I saw C.C. chasing me like that.

    • Kit

      I laughed.

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

      I forget who it was, but one of the beat writers moved over to cover some football team once camp opened up. He said in 10+ years of covering baseball, he’d seen one guy CC’s size. In one day of covering football, he’d seen about 20.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    CC will likely get 20 and lead the league in wins. Remember the good old days where Halladay would have won 30 game at this point?

  • Apollo22237

    Wow, after seeing that poll, I kinda feel bad for the Orioles.

  • LB

    speeeeeeed

  • Esteban

    There’s one from Gritner for the haters.

    • Total Dominication

      What haters?

      • Esteban

        Haha there are some people that don’t believe in him.

        • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

          I like him but I don’t believe he can maintain this production next year.

          He’ll be good but not great IMO.

      • Total Dominication

        Perhaps you mean the people who mentioned Gardner had the higher perceived value to actual value ratio then Granderson. That’s not hating, it’s simply being factual.

        • Esteban

          No, I wasn’t necessarily talking about today’s article/ argument. I agree with that assertion anyway.

          I wasn’t really making a serious point about haters, I’m sorry.

  • Kit

    Yeah, Gardy!

  • Total Dominication

    Easy triple.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Your everyday lead off stand up triple….

  • Mickey Scheister

    Gardner is fast, I think he read that thread from earlier today.

  • Cy Pettitte

    leadoff stand up triple….that some good classic Brett Gardner

  • Pat D

    Ben K. 1, Adam J. 0

    • Apollo22237

      To be honest, He hit a homer yesterday so it should be
      Ben K. 1, Adam J. 1

      • Pat D

        That was yesterday. Today’s a new day and we started at 0-0.

        • Apollo22237

          OK, no problem, just trying to be fair for when Ben wins anyway.

      • Kit

        But Adam’s homer was immediately erased by Alex’s 3-run HR. So it’s Ben K. 2 Adam J. 1

  • Apollo22237

    Thank you camera man, I am now dizzy.

  • Sean C

    They left out his homerun from last season during his first ab, first pitch after coming back from hip surgery. That was pretty awesome.

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      That was an option.

      • Sean C

        That’s what I get for not watching the game, and working in the other room with the broadcast on…

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

    Colin Curtis trying to get himself out

  • Esteban

    Curtis could have had a better at bat there.

  • Greg

    Squeeze!

  • Greg

    That works well too.

  • Kit

    Nice, Derek. That’ll do.

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

    Can they get Guthrie to 50 pitches this inning?

    Stay tuned.

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

    Sac Flies! Wooo

  • Pat D

    OMG, sac fly!

  • Pat D

    You’ll know to swing at that pitch next time, right, Swish?

  • tom

    Wait — we’re allowed to score a runner from third with less than two out?

    Kidding. I really think the Captain’s getting, if not in a groove, out of his trough.

  • Esteban

    Methinks A-Rod’s HR yesterday was a big weight off everybody’s back. The players’ and ours.

    • Greg

      I believe that too.

    • tom

      I was actually thinking, in tonight’s first inning, that, prior to ARod’s homer, the first baseman would have fielded Posada’s hit. It’s like the karma was changed.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Below the knees, I hope CC gets the same call. Curtis’s call was at the letters, I hope CC gets that call as well. Consistency son!

  • Total Dominication

    Please don’t use spank in verbal form while announcing Kay.

  • James A

    So whose excited for the 2012 ten-man rotation of CC, Lee, Darvish, Burnett, Hughes, Brackman, Man-Ban, Betances, Warren, and Stoneburner?

    • Total Dominication

      and Joba.

    • Cy Pettitte

      no Nova?

    • Pat D

      I don’t think Stoneburner will be a starter in the majors.

    • Esteban

      Yea forget about 6 man rotations, we’re going straight to 10.

  • Esteban

    Overran that a bit

  • Slappy White

    You left out Mitre. I hear Joe is very high on him

    • Slappy White

      reply fail

      /icecreameating’d

  • All Star Carl

    Some pathetic defense behind CC tonight.

    • Cy Pettitte

      swiss cheese infield

    • Greg

      Jeter and Arod are old. Cano should have had that

  • Mickey Scheister

    Shoulda be an error on Cano. If he was gritty, he woulda had it.

    /I Keed I Keed

  • Esteban

    CC got this no problem

  • Kit

    Can someone get me up to speed with what happened at the beginning of this half inning. I walked away for a second.

    • Cy Pettitte

      groundball single off cano’s glove, groundball single past A-rod/Jeter

      • Kit

        Thanks. And boo, guys.

    • All Star Carl

      BG Triple. Colin Curtis K’s. Jeter sac fly. Swish k’s.

      • All Star Carl

        Wrong half inning sorry lol

      • Kit

        Caught all that, I meant this half inning.

  • All Star Carl

    CC’s Velocity is bad tonight too

  • Greg

    I think maybe he looks tired

  • whozat

    Man, started this game listening to the radio, and Sterling and Suzyn could not stop talking about Showalter. They’re talking about how there’s no reason for it, nothing he’s doing, nothing he’s done…but it’s CLEAR that it’s all due to him! Cuz he told Andino not to wear his hat all gangsta on the first day.

    Maybe replacing Mora and Tejada with some players who can actually field the ball helped their pitching? Roberts coming off the DL? Wieters heating up in the second half?

    Nah, Buck Showalter magic!

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

    Quit screwing around CC, end this.

  • Accent Shallow

    Walking the backup catcher is a pretty decent-sized mistake. Just get Izturis.

  • Total Dominication

    Forget the 20 wins, clearly this is the 2’s era curse.

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

    Cesar Izturis needs to do us a favor and GIDP

  • Cy Pettitte

    2 inch x 2 inch strike zone for CC

  • RalphieD

    this ump is all over the place

    • whozat

      Yeah. He’s been calling yanks out on pitches off the inside corner all day. But that pitch was a ball? k.

  • All Star Carl

    This ump must be racist!

    • Mickey Scheister

      I almost said that exact remark but it seemed it may have been taken as an intolerant behavior. No other excuse, he must be.

      • All Star Carl

        I was just joking.

        • Mickey Scheister

          So was I.

          • All Star Carl

            No, you really think he is.

  • Mickey Scheister

    C’mon CC get these fools out, it’s the Oriole’s, the Baltimore Orioles. Where’s that consistent strike zone ump? Oh okay, if it down broadway CC gets the call.

  • Kit

    DP ball, CC. All you need.

  • Will (the other one)

    Gameday’s making that strike zone look awfully tight…any observations?

  • Total Dominication

    Ech, whatevs.

  • All Star Carl

    And since they don’t give out errors anymore, CC gets an earned run. Nice.

  • Kit

    Uno mas, CC.

  • Mickey Scheister

    HE GOT THE CALL!

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

    That’s all they get CC, make them remember why they’re in last place.

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

    Way to give maximum effort there, Jones. Clearly Ben is in his head.

  • James A

    Obviously Jeter is going to get to 3,000 hits next year, but A-rod will only take a few more years to get there

  • Total Dominication

    Michael Kay questioning situational stats? Blasphemy!

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

    Pretty good strike zone so far, so the complaining about calls is a little unfounded so far.

    http://bit.ly/dk6jiR

    • Mickey Scheister

      Not consistent from a visual standpoint.

      wap.MLB.com/nyy

    • Kit

      Doesn’t look that good, but it’s okay.

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

        It’s a little tight, but fairly consistent.

        • Seamus

          TWSS

  • James A

    Im not sure fangraphs is going to be hiring Kenny or Michael anytime soon

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

    Are they actually discussing sabermetrics principles on the broadcast?

  • Total Dominication

    Great camera angel there.

  • Accent Shallow

    So is Andino good now?

    • Cy Pettitte

      can we trade A-Rod for him?

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

    Robert Andino…really

  • Kit

    C’mon, CC. Get it together.

  • Greg

    I just think he’s tired

  • Mickey Scheister

    Strike out this free swinger!

  • Mickey Scheister

    Two fucken runs on sac flys make me sick.

  • Kit

    Is anyone else annoyed by the fact that Michael Kay acts like he’s important?

    • Pat D

      There’s a reason he and John Sterling don’t work together anymore.

      /cut from the same cloth’d

      • Kit

        Very true.

    • Slappy White

      Especially when he acts like he’s putting himself down while actually bragging at the same time…..He strikes me as a big ole Phony

    • Mickey Scheister

      You know you’ve made it, in life, when you get to sit one on one with Michael Kay on CenterStage. I hate the fact they zoom in on any picture (he asks) the fans (to) bring. Even if it’s at the hotel across the street. Very annoying.

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

    Since when are the Orioles a patient team?

    • Greg

      Since Buck got there

  • All Star Carl

    Looks like CC just isn’t getting amped up to face the O’s.

  • Greg

    I hope we’re not done scoring

  • Kit

    C’mon, offense.

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

    Hey guys, I just got in and Greg is already annoying. What else is up?

    • Kit

      Hai Bex. How’s it going?

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

        Good. TOMORROW IS A GLORIOUS DAYYYYY after all.

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

          Like I said before, I think you may need your own thread!

          • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

            I think she should get her own post, just so she can have like a hundred posts going ‘OMG HIS ARMS.’

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

              HE’S SO STUBBLY I WANT TO PET HIS CHEEK

              I mean. What.

        • Kit

          Hehe. I’m excited to see him pitch again. It’s been too long.

      • Bob Stone

        Hi Bex. Today was a glorious day too. Gotta love September and October weather in NewYork/New England.

    • Pat D

      Thanks to the Office promo, I’ve got the “Nobody But Me” song stuck in my head.

      I suggest coming up with your own lyrics to deal with your annoyance.

  • Mickey Scheister

    The Grandy man can and will! Show us whatcha ya got, C-Grand steal this base!

  • All Star Carl

    Mike Boddicker

    • Pat D

      Question?

      • Greg

        Last Orioles 20 game winner

        • Pat D

          Yep, all the way back in 1984.

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

    Joe must have chosen to rest the normal cameramen, or something.

    /hides

  • Kit

    Haha…what was that, Wiggy?

  • Cy Pettitte

    Brett’s heating up, must be feeling better

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

    Glad to have you back, Gardy.

  • Total Dominication

    That was on Gardy, not the OF.

  • Bob Stone

    Let’s score here.

  • craggy

    If they don’t get a run here, I give up

  • Mickey Scheister

    Maybe THAT’S how AJ got his black eye, a flying bat! Just a single and a jack from a cycle for Gardy!

    /happy thoughts

    • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

      Just got in. Gardy’s really banged in a double and a triple already? Swoons forever.

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

    Colin Curtis should have bunted.

  • Kit

    Dear Swish and Tex,

    I miss our A-line up. Get well soon.

    Love,

    Kit

    • Greg

      Swish is in the lineup. He’s DH

      • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

        Swish should be in RF for full A-line power, I think.

        • Kit

          This.

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

          That. Otherwise you get a way inferior bat in the lineup.

    • Bob Stone

      Amen.

  • craggy

    Bunt you idiot.

  • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

    Just got in. How many times have we left the bases loaded today?

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

    Good thing the chance that Curtis or Golson get a start in the postseason is around 0.2%, eh Kay?

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

    solid AB by Curtis

  • Total Dominication

    I’d say for Gardy, the HR is harder than the 3b.

    • Bob Stone

      Yeah. Kay said he has the power for a home run. Since When? Best chance he has for a homer is an inside the park job.

      • Total Dominication

        He just means he’s not Cervelli or Pena. He does have 5-8 HR power every year, but that’s not great power.

  • craggy

    Steal home Grandy.

  • Total Dominication

    Best ab of the game so far.

    • Total Dominication

      …but sucky result.

  • Mickey Scheister

    A sac fly works here, don’t have to be a hero Colin!

  • Greg

    Well he put the ball in play, just in a bad spot

  • All Star Carl

    Ball 4. Colin Curtis is annoying.

    • Total Dominication

      ?????

    • Bob Stone

      It was a good at bat with a bad result.

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

    i love 8 pitch ABs

  • Mickey Scheister

    That was low, terrible call!

    • Bob Stone

      Definitely.

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

    I’ll take it. Just keep tacking them on.

  • Greg

    Got the job done

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

    2-7 with RISP…ugh

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

      And yet we have 4 runs in 4 innings. It’s almost like you shouldn’t get hung up on that statistic!

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

        Fucking thank you.

      • Bob Stone

        Thanks from me too.

    • PaulF

      .286 isn’t that bad.

      • FIPster Doofus

        League average is somewhere in the .260s, so .286 is actually rather good.

    • Greg

      Yes but two of those are sacrifices, which I compare to walks, in that they shouldn’t count as an atbat, because of the positive result

      So, 2-5 RISP

  • craggy

    Jeez.

  • PaulF

    4 of 6 total runs on sacrifices.

  • All Star Carl

    1st and 2nd no outs and we only get 1. Kinda sucks.

    • Kit

      Man, you guys are never satisfied, are you?

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

        No because they didn’t get a hit, they were set up for a big inning and failed to do much. Pretty much the story of the road trip.

        • Greg

          Wrong. The story of the road trip is that they wouldn’t score at all in that situation

        • Kit

          Who gives a fuck if they got a hit or not. They’re winning and they’re playing better than they were a week ago when it was a struggle to even get a run in with people on base. So stop your whining.

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

            Just FYI: Tom Zig is good people. But I do pretty much agree with the whole “at this point I’m just happy we got runs in” sentiment.

            • Kit

              That was really snippy of me, and I’m sorry, but I just strongly dislike people who are never satisfied. Even when they’re winning, and even when they’re playing better, they’re just never happy and always whining.

              • Dream of Electric Sheep

                To put in prospect , Kit, this is also just sports. One is allow to indulge in a bit of unrealistic fantasies.

                • Kit

                  Prospect? Do you mean perspective? You can fantasize all you want, but my problem is with people whining about it when their expectations aren’t met. You know they’re not realistic, but you’re still complaining about it when the team doesn’t live up to it.

                  • Dream of Electric Sheep

                    Oh , I haven’t whine at all. I just thought I am entitled to my unrealistic views as a Yankees fan.

                    • Kit

                      You are, but don’t whine about it. If you haven’t, then good for you. Feel free to continue on your merry way.

          • Dream of Electric Sheep

            Okay. But I still love the Yankees to dominate every games they play. However , unrealistically it maybe.

            • Kit

              It is unrealistic. You’re setting yourself up for some major disappointments. It’s ridiculous to think like that.

              • Dream of Electric Sheep

                Sure, I live a ridiculous world .

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

            I’m not whining, I just expect better than this current quality of play. They’ve gotten better, and are showing signs of waking up from their slumber. They still seem a bit drowsy though.

            • Kit

              It sounds like whining. All I’m saying is be glad that they’re looking better. They’ll turn it around soon enough, and the signs that they’re doing so shouldn’t be disregarded.

      • Dream of Electric Sheep

        No.

        • Kit

          Then I can’t help you. That’s a severe “you” problem. You’re going to be miserable forever then.

          • Dream of Electric Sheep

            I am actually pretty happy, I just have unrealistic expectations as a fan.

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

    Derek Jeter is a narrator in the Johnnie Walker commercial, right? Or am I going crazy?

    • PaulF

      I’m never sure.

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

      To me that doesn’t sound like him at all, way too deep a voice.

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

        It sounds like him at the beginning, IMO, and then it stops sounding like him.

        /deep thoughts with bexarama’d

      • FIPster Doofus

        Agreed.

    • Kit

      I think he is. Sounds like him. It’s one of my favorite commercials.

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

      It sounds like him.

  • Mickey Scheister

    So 4 of the total 6 runs today are on sac flys, such an exciting game!

    • PaulF

      Damn you Orioles and Yankees, ENTERTAIN US!!!!!

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

      Not enough bunting obviously~

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

    So it would be nice if CC had a quick inning.

    • Total Dominication

      Deal.

    • Greg

      Wish granted

    • Mickey Scheister

      Ask and you shall receive!

  • All Star Carl

    I would only let CC go 5.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Don’t see that too often.

  • whozat

    There we go, CC!

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

    As long as CC is in line for the win, there is absolutely zero reason to push him past 100 pitches tonight. Give the big man some well-deserved rest. He’s uh, kind of important to have 100% in the playoffs.

  • All Star Carl

    lol @ Mike’s small ball twitter post

    • Apollo22237

      To be fair, if it works it works regardless if it is boring or not.
      Also, no I am not advocating the Yankees play more small ball, just saying

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

        It works? For who? How many championship teams won playing “smallball” all the time?

        • Apollo22237

          Not saying it is the end all be all, but maybe sometimes a team isn’t hitting and you have to try something. I’m not saying that a smallball philosophy is the ultimate answer, just that sometimes is works.

  • craggy

    If CC gets 20 and it’s mathematically impossible for us to miss the playoffs, I say rest him until Game One.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Jose Bitchista, damn, that scurvy fuck is taking something. From Derek Jeter power to A-Rod power, I want some.

    • Pat D

      Keep the nickname alive!

  • Total Dominication

    Isn’t that his exact place in history for total hr’s.

  • FIPster Doofus

    A-Rod is in the zone

  • Mickey Scheister

    A-Rod is locked in!

  • Kit

    Derek! Good job. More of that, please.

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

    Or… there’s no such thing as clutch and A-rod is a guy who’s really good at baseball regardless of the situation.

  • All Star Carl

    CANO!!!

  • Kit

    CANO!!

  • FIPster Doofus

    POW

  • craggy

    ROBBIE!

  • Total Dominication

    I really needed this series. The Orioles really do cure all.

    • Pat D

      Technically they started this crap. I don’t really count that last game against the Jays.

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

    Yay smallball.

    • Greg

      When you can do both, you are unstoppable

  • Pat D

    Oh, hi, Robbie.

  • Greg

    Dontcha know!

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

    Fuck you Robbie, how dare you hit a home run without a runner in scoring position? HOW ARE WE SUPPOSED TO WIN LIKE THIS

  • pete

    too lazy to run the bases, huh.

  • PaulF

    Cano’s swings are so beautiful, especially when he does that.

  • whozat

    Stupid ARod. He should have stolen, so the team’s AVG with RISP numbers could go up. Selfish jerk.

  • mike c

    that swing was griffey-esque

  • Mickey Scheister

    C-YA! Isn’t that 100 and 101 RBIs!!?! Nicely done, NOW I’m entertained!

    • Bob Stone

      Yes.

  • Bob Stone

    Way to go Cano!!

  • All Star Carl

    CC looks sick :(

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

    As Kim Jones mentioned a couple days ago, this is the first time in Yankee history that they’ve had 3 infielders with 100+ RBIs.

    • FIPster Doofus

      As overrated as the RBI stat is, that’s pretty amazing considering the Yankees illustrious history. Major props to Tex, Cano and A-Rod.

    • Bob Stone

      That’s one of the great things about baseball. Even with a history of over 100 years you still see something unique every week/month/year.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    5,000 dollar bet? ROFL.

  • Total Dominication

    Nice to have 5000 dollars to throw aroud like that.

    • Total Dominication

      *around

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

      That’s pretty weak, actually. If you scale the salaries that’s the equivalent of guys like us betting 3 dollars.

      • All Star Carl

        Yeah, their version of pocket change.

      • whozat

        I prefer to make bets for shiny quarters only.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Jorge, your still a winner!

    /my 5 year old

    • Kit

      That’s adorable.

  • Kit

    Never bet against a man who shamelessly shares his gigantic porn collection.

    /lessons learned

    • Slappy White

      Im missing something, please do tell

      • Kit

        I recently learned that Matsui has a giant porn collection. So I added that to the story about his bet with Abreu and Jeter and how he basically played them.

        • Slappy White

          Oh OK….I saw “porn collection” and it caught my attention, for some reason :)

    • Mickey Scheister

      He seemed so up tight, little did we know he enjoys that word that rhymes with cuttake, just amazingly hilarious!

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

        Oh God such an awful mental image

  • whozat

    high strike, there

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

    I think this iO commercial is still very annoying to me

    • Pat D

      Most commercials are.

    • Kit

      The one with the girl who confuses football and baseball? That one pisses me off. I can’t tell if it’s sexist or a blonde joke. Either way, it’s annoying.

      • Greg

        It’s a bit of both. And it’s also starting to get to me.

      • Pat D

        Both.

        Stupid, blonde women who don’t know their place, which is certainly not at the ballpark.

        • Kit

          /Rob Dibble’d

          • Pat D

            No, that’s my own honest opinion…………………………………………………………………………not.

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

        Yes, both, and yes.

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

        It’s probably intended to be a blonde joke. But comes off sexist.

    • FIPster Doofus

      It’s terrible.

    • PaulF

      I put my fingers in my ears for that one.

  • Apollo22237

    Cano: “Are you not entertained, is this not why you are here?!”

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

      IETC

    • Pat D

      I’m never entertained.

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

    That should be all for Guthrie. Nice work.

  • Bob Stone

    I’m looking forward to the CC/Price match up next Thursday. Let’s get revenge for the last one.

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

    Piniero’s actually been pretty decent this year. 3.87 FIP. I wonder if that’s a guy the Yankees might look to get in a trade as a fallback if they don’t get Lee.

    • Pat D

      Probably not.

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

    Are you kidding me with this guy?

  • Bob Stone

    That sucked.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Andino must have gotten his shipment of HGH from Jose in Canada

    • Pat D

      That is horrible, horrible slander. And, of course, true.

    • Bob Stone

      Maybe he has the same Doctor and Trainer as Bautista and Dan Johnson.

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

        Nah just Bautista, Dan Johnson just has a couple random good games.

  • Dream of Electric Sheep

    Andino is the man!

  • FIPster Doofus

    They should probably start on Robert Andino’s Cooperstown bust now.

    • Pat D

      That’s the NFL Hall of Fame.

      • FIPster Doofus

        Yeah, I meant plaque. Brain cramp.

      • Greg

        Wrong. Canton is the NFL HOF

        • Pat D

          No, I meant they do the busts with the NFL HOF, and plaques with the Baseball HOF.

        • Dream of Electric Sheep

          It’s also a major city In China. I don’t know which one came first.

        • Slappy White

          He’s got just as much chance to make Canton as he does Cooperstown

      • Greg

        Oh sorry. Disregard my remark

        • Pat D

          No problem!

  • James A

    I think Andino’s been hanging out with Jose Bautista

  • Apollo22237

    CC just pitching to the score, yep that’s it.

  • PaulF

    In every series there’s that one shitty player who they can’t get out.

    • a plethora of pinatas

      *see Matt Joyce, Reid Brignac, Dan Johnson

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    what the hell has Robert Andino been eating???

    • Pat D

      Bill “Spaceman” Lee’s breakfast of champions.

  • Kit

    Get the run back, guys.

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

    Robert Andino? Okayyyy

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

      Once in a while a scrub gets on a hot streak.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Andino? Who? You can stop hitting now, I think u have a job next year!

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

    I kinda like you now, Juan Rivera.

    • Bob Stone

      Isn’t he the guy that stole a Jeter glove and sold it?

      • FIPster Doofus

        That was Ruben Rivera

      • Pat D

        Ruben Rivera, Mo’s cousin, did that.

        • Bob Stone

          That’s right. Thanks.

    • Bob Stone

      Also a cousin of Mariano as I recall.

  • All Star Carl

    Price just gave up 3 runs yes!

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

    Bexy bait on YES

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

      I may need my own thread tomorrow :D

  • FIPster Doofus

    Juan Rivera with a 3-run homer to put the Angels up 3-2 :)

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

    Andy Pettitte’s name being listed under “Tomorrow’s Starters.” I’M GONNA CRY.

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

      it’s only like $70 for an amtrak ticket.

  • Bob Stone

    Awright. Price just gave up a three run round tripper to Rivera. Angels 3 Rays 2.

    • Pat D

      NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

        /Darth Vader’d

      • Bob Stone

        YES

        • Pat D

          Well, that probably kills my chances of winning in fantasy this week.

  • Carlosologist

    /bexybait’d

    I forgot Andy was having such a great season. Could have had 20 wins, but alas. We’ll have him next season. =D

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

      I used to joke about him getting 21 wins before the season, just to get him to 250 for his career. Of course, he was pretty comfortably on the way to getting 21 wins this year, and then… stupid groin.

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

        Bexy calling Andy’s groin stupid? Screencapped.

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

          Heh. Well maybe I rushed to call it that, I am not personally acquainted with it… I mean… um…

          • Pat D

            Goodnight everybody!

      • Pat D

        Heh heh heh.

    • Mickey Scheister

      I really hope Andy comes back, the old man still has some life in that left arm!

  • All Star Carl

    Buck cleaned up a room, O’s are now winning games.

    • Apollo22237

      If that is how it works, I am frightened to think how dirty the Pirates clubhouse is.

      • All Star Carl

        LMAO

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

    Kinda just sounds like Buck is a bit of an ass.

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

    Jeter with a ground ball? I can’t believe it!

    • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

      And another one! But he’s safe! You just can’t make this stuff up, Suzyn! You just can’t!

  • Kit

    Ugh. I can’t believe I’m happy for the Angels. What the hell am I doing. I hate the Angels.

    • Slappy White

      How can you hate the Angels ? They play the game “The Right Way”

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

    A Baltimore chop in Baltimore? WHO KNEW

  • FIPster Doofus

    U mad, Buck?

    • Pat D

      Why so serious, Buck?

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

    Oh sit down Buck, your team is a billion games out of first.

    • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

      He’s firing up the troops!

  • Kit

    Ooh…close play.

  • whozat

    …but replay would really slow down the game. It’s important that we don’t allow replay, so that we don’t ever have players and fans standing around on the field while safe/out calls are debated by fat men on the field of play.

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

    Is that a tie? Split, split second makes that an out but super close.

  • All Star Carl

    YEAAAAAAAAH BABY!

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

    W00t

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    way to go Swish!!!

  • Kit

    Swish! Getting your groove back. Sweet.

  • Dream of Electric Sheep

    Swishilicious!

  • Bob Stone

    Yeah Swish.

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

    Another stellar performance by Josh “Gibson” Beckett. Good thing the Yankees are the only team with pitching problems.

    • Kit

      Five. Aces.

      (Sorry Pat D, I know you hate it, but I totally love it)

      • Pat D

        NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

        Being totally serious, who’s rotation would you rather have right now? Boston or New York?

        I confess I’ve been out of the loop for the past month or so, but after CC there aren’t a lot of guarantees (and I don’t consider Andy a guarantee coming off injury).

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

          Tough call. The two are about the same.

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

          It’s the same with Boston though. They’re Lester who’s awesome, Buchholz who’s good, then Beckett, Lackey, and Dice-K who could either be great or disasters on any given day.

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

          New York’s. Boston has way too much money invested in Lackey, Beckett, and Dice-K. Yes, Buchholz is better than any number 2 we have but still. Unless you’re ignoring the financials…

          • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

            I’m looking at this in a vacuum. Disregarding financials.

        • FIPster Doofus

          Well, Lester and CC are basically a wash. Buchholz has had a great year, but he’s pitched to better-than-deserved results. Beckett, Lackey and Dice-K are, to say the least, inconsistent – oftentimes bad. I think the rotations are close to even when Pettitte is healthy.

        • Kit

          If I could pick bits and pieces of each rotation, I would tell you, but at this point, I don’t think many pitchers are as lock down, guaranteed win. Right now, the Yankees rotation is a mess and as much as I would like Andy to be a stabilizing force, I find it difficult to believe he’ll be stellar coming off an injury (I’m sorry, Bex!). Maybe with time he will be, and hopefully I’m wrong and he owns, but I honestly don’t know. Neither rotation looks that solid to me. I hate saying that about the Yankees, but it’s my honest opinion. =/

        • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

          Personal standpoint is I’d prefer Boston. Lester is effectively CC, I’d give a slight edge of Bucholz to Pettitte, tie on Lackey and Hughes, Javy would lose out a bit to Beckett (but not by much) and Dice-K and AJ are probably a wash.

          Again, not a big difference and I haven’t seen any stats in a solid month but that’s how I’d rate it.

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

      What’d he do?

    • Bob Stone

      It’s the bad chin hair. it’s ruined him.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Nicely done, good base running Jeter! Swisher’s SWEET!

  • Greg

    Thanks Reimold

    • Apollo22237

      He looks like he is playing hot potato out there tonight.

      • All Star Carl

        I like dat game

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

    Oh Swish, you’re so much better than [insert replacement player here].

    • Mickey Scheister

      Kearns, Curtis, Golson, Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart. Better than them all!

      • Pat D

        Blasphemy!

        Bret Hart is The Best There Is, The Best There Was, The Best There Ever Will Be!!!

        • Dream of Electric Sheep

          The Ultimate Warrior was pretty awesome and also insane.

          • Pat D

            No and yes.

            • Dream of Electric Sheep

              He wasn’t much of a wrestler but I enjoyed his theatrics and rants.

              • Pat D

                I did too. Then I got older and realized how stupid I was as a kid.

                And then of course, there’s all the anti-gay and right wing stuff that he does now…

                • Dream of Electric Sheep

                  I have no idea what he does now. But as a kid, I thought it was funny as shit.

              • Mickey Scheister

                For insane see Beniot, Chris. Just awful.

                • Pat D

                  Insane? Maybe.

                  Impaired mental capacity due to severe head trauma developed over a long career of slamming his head into another guy when diving off the top rope? More likely.

                  • Mickey Scheister

                    Or because of roid-rage ether way, he tainted the legacy of the four horsemen.

                    • Pat D

                      I don’t ever want to hear that roid-rage excuse. He supposedly killed his wife one day and his son the next. That’s not roid rage.

                      They did a study of his brain and they found it was functioning as well as an 85-year old with Alzheimer’s.

                      They found similar problems with the brains of former NFL’ers Andre Waters (suicide) and Mike Webster (long history of mental problems).

                    • Mickey Scheister

                      Then he def was insane, very tragic.

                • Dream of Electric Sheep

                  Yeah, that’s ‘art’ imitates life there.

          • Mickey Scheister

            The Ultimate Warrior needed Ritalin, badly.

            • Pat D

              Yea, rent the DVD “The Self Destruction of the Ultimate Warrior” sometime.

              Or, better yet, I see that it’s on YouTube.

              • Mickey Scheister

                If it’s free, I’ll check it out.

                • Pat D

                  Yea, you can find it there. It’s great to hear so many people rip on him, because he refused to participate.

            • Dream of Electric Sheep

              I am pretty sure he still do.

        • Mickey Scheister

          Swisher IS a sharpshooter!! All he needs now are cheap pink shades. I’m sure he owns some.

    • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

      Technically, he’s three and a half times better than [generic replacement player].

  • Bob Stone

    Swish has had two great years with the Yankees. Contrary to my negative comments about Cashman last night, Swish was an unbelievable pick up.

    • Pat D

      If Swisher goes on to have like, theoretically, 4 or 5 more good years with the Yankees, that trade just has to go down as one of the more one-sided trades ever.

      • Bob Stone

        I think Cashman and company were VERY smart to discern that there were serious chemistry problems between Ozzie and Swish that were killing his numbers compared to his career stats.

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

      You have to credit Cashman with our incredible farm system this year, too. Ever since he’s gained more power in the organization he’s made improving the farm system a priority.

      • Bob Stone

        Definitely. Overall, Cashman has done a great job.

        • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

          A+ Cash.

  • Slappy White

    If youve ever listened to that little darling Suzyn Waldman announce a Yanks-Os game since Bucks been managing, you cant help but wonder if theyve had “sexual relations”

    • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

      **shudder**

    • Dream of Electric Sheep

      The wonder is all yours.

    • Mickey Scheister

      Switching to the O’s broadcast…..now.

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

      I think the same of Buck and Kay. D:

      • Slappy White

        Well thats even more disturbing

        • Pat D

          Yea, what kind of sick, twisted mind would even want to produce that thought.

          For shame, bex.

    • Kit

      Eww…

    • whozat

      yeah, it’s been ridiculous. Buck showalter is apparently the story they’ve decided to report this whole series. really aggravating.

  • Dream of Electric Sheep

    Joe should save some mileages on CC’s arm tonight and take him after the 6th.

  • All Star Carl

    Man CC is throwing harder. How is that possible? Probably took a number 2 between innings.

    • Slappy White

      always works

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

    To echo an earlier sentiment, that should be CC’s last inning.

    • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

      Yup. No need to push it.

  • James A

    How great would a San Fran- Philly NLDS be?
    Lincecum-Halladay, Hamels-Cain, Oswalt-Sanchez

    Although San Diego and Colorado would be cool stories, thats what im rooting for
    (only thought of it since Kenny mentioned Halladay)

    • JFH

      if you had any exposure to philly fans, you would understand that they are impossible to root for.

      • James A

        I have had exposure, and I would DEFINITELY be rooting for the Giants in that series
        I’m just admitting the inevitable that Philly will win the east

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

    Weak showing on the text poll. The Chris Ray homer was the most memorable, mostly because I was at the game with my little brother.

    • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

      Frankly, unless there’s a milestone or the game is really epic, how memorable can a home run be against such a shit team?

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

        I think A-Rod’s HR on the first pitch he saw last year was really ridiculously epic.

        • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

          Really? Meh, it was cool but one at-bat against the lowly Orioles. He would have hit one eventually. I just don’t qualify that as epic.

        • Pat D

          I sure did. My dad was next door visiting with our neighbors, I had to run over and tell him what happened.

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

    Last night’s HR shouldn’t be winning that poll, but it was so awesome anyway.

  • Slappy White

    Have any stories leaked on the AJ black eye ?

    • Bob Stone

      AJ flinched getting his latest tattoo causing him to bang into the tattoo artist resulting in an elbow to the eye.

      /wild postulating

    • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

      He was punched by a wall.

      /lame’d

  • Pat D

    I could really use another HR, Robbie.

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

    I dunno about you guys, but I’m excited to watch the NL playoffs this year. Between the Giants, Reds, and maybe the Padres, that’s 3 teams that haven’t made the postseason in a long while.

    • Bob Stone

      Totally agree. I really looking forward to it.

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

      Ditto. Hopefully the Rockies make it in there. Fingers crossed.

    • FIPster Doofus

      Me too, though I expect Philly to steamroll their NL competition. To me, they’re the most balanced team as far as being able to combine starting pitching and offense. Halladay-Oswalt-Hamels will be death for opposing NL playoff offenses.

      • Carlosologist

        The only realistic way of beating the Phillies is to face them in the NLDS. In a seven-game series, you have to face Halladay twice in the opener and Game 4, Hamels twice if there’s a Game 5, Oswalt twice if there’s a Game 6.

    • Kit

      I have no allegiance to a NL team, but I will be watching as many of those games as possible. I’m hoping they’re as awesome as I think they’ll be.

  • FIPster Doofus

    The 2010 Red Sox are so irrelevant at this point, and have been for weeks.

    • Slappy White

      God Bless the 2010 Red Sox

      Naaaaah, FUCK EM

  • Carlosologist

    WHY WON’T THE FUCKING MEDIA LET THE BOSTON FUCKING RED SOX DIE ALREADY?! THEY HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO REALISTIC CHANCE OF MAKING THE PLAYOFFS WITHOUT SWEEPING THE FINAL TWO H-2-H SERIES! GOD FUCKING DAMNIT

    /rant
    //ventilation

    • Bob Stone

      I read the Boston Globe and they have been pretty quiet the last week.

    • Bob Stone

      Same thing with Boston’s WEEI Sports Radio Station and the ABC TV Affiliate. so what are you tlaking about. Who’s yakking it up?

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

        It’s been the New York media, unfortunately. Nothing sells papers like mentioning playoff collapse, Red Sox, and 2004 even when there’s zero chance of it actually happening.

        • Bob Stone

          I haven’t seen that so much in the NY media.

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

            Joel Sherman and Kevin Kernan of the Post both wrote articles about how the Yankees “let the Red Sox back in the race” and similar nonsense. They weren’t the only ones.

            • Bob Stone

              Thanks. I don’t read The Post. I just read the New York Daily News (for NY Sports) and they have been quiet on the story.

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

    Alex and Andy are in love, I approve so hard.

    • Kit

      I love their bromance. More than I loved the Cano, Melky, and Alex bromance.

      • Apollo22237

        I don’t know about that one. Those 3 were pretty close.

        • Kit

          The pictures of the three of them skipping around with their arms interlocked were absolutely adorable, but I love Alex’s bromance with Andy. He wants Andy to marry his daughter. How creepy and funny is that?

    • Bob Stone

      I could say a lot of things but best that I don’t.

    • Pat D

      You said hard.

      /Beavis and Butthead’d

    • Slappy White

      Tonight really is like Christmas Eve at Bexys house

  • Mickey Scheister

    Cmon Blue Jays and Angel! <— Words I never thought I'd say.

    • Kit

      I can’t believe I’m cheering for the Angels. I hate the Angels more than I hate Boston.

      • Slappy White

        DONT SAY THINGS LIKE THAT

        • Kit

          Sorry Slappy, but it’s true. I hate the Angels more than I hate Boston. Not by a wide margin, but it’s how I feel.

          • Slappy White

            Im confident that next weekend, after all the talk of injuries and Aces, your hate will be rejuvenated

            • Kit

              Maybe. We’ll see how annoying the Aces talk gets and how annoying the games are.

        • Bob Stone

          I agree.

      • Dream of Electric Sheep

        I hate the Sox,the Mets and the Angels, in that particular order.

        • Bob Stone

          I agree with you a lot Dream but I really don’t understand New York Yankee fans hating the Mets and vice versa. It’s New York. It’s another home town team. I root for them (EXCEPT WHEN THEY PLAY THE YANKS).

          • Dream of Electric Sheep

            There is no right and wrong in this I suppose. But growing up in the in early 90s , the Mets were better than the Yankees.
            I have to watch Steve Balboni and co play , While the Mets were still competitive.

            I just hate them.

            • Bob Stone

              Having watched the Yankees since 1955 and the futility of the Casey Stengel led 100+ losing game Mets for years as the Yanks piled up World Series Trophies, I guess I have a slightly different historical perspective on the issue.

              • Dream of Electric Sheep

                I got you. It’s a matter of personal experiences.

      • Pat D

        My friend can’t understand how my dad rooted for the Red Sox against the Mets in the 1986 WS.

        I tried to explain to my friend how the 1986 Mets were much more easy to hate at that time for a Yankees fan. He didn’t understand it.

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

          That was always referred to as the “Nightmare Series” for the Boss. I think he hated both of those teams equally.

        • Kit

          I was not born then, but my grandparents came to this country in 86, so their first baseball love was The Mets.

          • Pat D

            I’m sorry to hear that. :P

            Cool family history, though.

        • Dream of Electric Sheep

          I always did like Strawberry. But I actively root against the Mets to lose every night. Their futility gives me pleasure.

        • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

          Sing it with me:

          “Let’s go Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim – let’s go!”

          Doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue.

    • Bob Stone

      ietcvvm

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

    I understand that Joe wants to save his bullpen since there’s no off days for a while, but leaving CC in this game strikes me as very silly.

    • Greg

      He’s at 101 pitches. The last few innings have been easy.

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

        He’s arguably the single most important player on the Yankees if they want to win a championship. Save these bullets for another day already.

    • Kit

      I agree. It seems really useless to leave him in there. Healthy lead that the bullpen can handle. Saving CC’s arm should be more important.

      • craggy (formerly crapula)

        I think that Joe wants to make sure CC is the master of his fate. Now he can come out.

        • Kit

          Either way, the Orioles helped him out, so it doesn’t matter. I just want his arm to be okay for the future.

    • Dream of Electric Sheep

      I guess the thought is going to Joba and Wood to close it out.

    • whozat

      Eh. You still want him to crack 100 pitches, get his full workout in. I figure if he’d gotten in trouble, they might have pulled him. If he comes out for the NEXT inning…I might feel differently.

  • All Star Carl

    Phelps could do better than that.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Why is CC still pitching?

    • RalphieD

      why wouldnt he still be pitching?

      • Mickey Scheister

        I was thinking save an Ace, work a pen especially after his last outing. The big man hasn’t gotten much rest and a 4 run lead screams rest for CC.

    • Mickey Scheister

      Oh, okay…that’s why.

  • Eirias

    Didn’t recognize him without the bong.

    • PaulF

      My sister went to college with him. He liked to say that he “majored in pussy” at Michigan.

      • Pat D

        Who was it? I missed it.

        • Kit

          Michael Phelps.

          • Dream of Electric Sheep

            Is that gold medal swimmer dude ? I met him once , he is a pretty laid back dude.

            • Kit

              It is.

  • Cy Pettitte

    longest single ever

    Joe please take CC out, no reason for him to still be in this

  • Total Dominication

    Altoona has a 2 run lead in the 8th.

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

    Oh my goodness look at his adorable little yawn (actually it was a pretty big yawn)

    • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

      /bexy’d

  • Carlosologist

    Thank you for swinging at the first pitch, gentlemen.

  • All Star Carl

    Didn’t have his best stuff, but hell of an outing by CC.

    • Bob Stone

      Great job by Carlston Charles.

  • Greg

    He went three pitches over 100. Everyone stop complaining about CC

    • Kit

      Hindsight is always 20/20, Greg. That being said, no harm, no foul, so whether he was there or not, we’re just looking out for him.

      • Greg

        I know.

      • Pat D

        I’ve always thought an ideal is 15 pitches/inning, so that your starter could throw 105 pitches and give you 7 innings. He did that.

        • Kit

          Meh. I’m just concerned about his arm. His last start he went 8 innings, locked in a pitcher’s duel with Price and he was off today (not bad, but not his usual self either), so I’m just hoping Joe preserves his arm and doesn’t overwork him. He’s far more valuable down the stretch than pitching an inning that the bullpen can easily handle against the Orioles. That being said, the Orioles helped him out with an easy inning, so no harm done.

          • Carlosologist

            I think CC should make 5-inning starts for the rest of the season as he’s got 20 in the bag.

            • Kit

              I can’t tell if you’re being sarcastic, kiddo.

              • Carlosologist

                Not being sarcastic at all. CC has two starts left on the season, one against Tampa and one against Toronto. Tampa might be the only important game left for the big man.

                • Kit

                  I didn’t think you were, but I didn’t want to give you a super serious response if you were joking. Against Toronto, I wouldn’t give him more than enough innings than needed to get the win if he’s pitching well. Against Tampa, it’s a different story, depending on how well Price is pitching/how well CC is pitching.

  • craggy (formerly crapula)

    Well it’s a good thing we’re not a homer hitting club.

  • Graig not Craig

    Would be nice if we could eliminate the Bosux at the Stadium this weekend.

    • Graig not Craig

      *next*

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

      It’d be nicer if they were already eliminated by the time they got there, honestly.

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

        Agreed. I want to see Miranda, Russo, Curtis, Golson, Nunez, and Pena in the starting lineup all six times they Yanks play them the rest of the way. Just a subtle reminder that they suck.

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

          And we’d still beat them >:D

        • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

          Cervelli?

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

            No! UNLEASH THE MOELLER

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

            No I hate him.

  • Kit

    Nice little flail there, Izturis.

  • Carlosologist

    Gardner: The fastest white man in America.

  • Total Dominication

    Great night for Gardy,

  • Cy Pettitte

    speed kills

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

    Is this Mitre proof ?

    • Bob Stone

      I sure hope so.

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

    TEH SMALLBALL

  • Total Dominication

    We can do all types of balls. Long balls, small balls, Oriole balls.

    • Carlosologist

      /Asian masseuse’d

      • Dream of Electric Sheep

        I don’t mean this in condescension Carlos, for a 13 year old kid , you are somewhat ‘wise ‘ with the ways of the world.

        • Total Dominication

          He’s 14.

          • Total Dominication

            and 14 yr olds don’t watch porn?

            • Dream of Electric Sheep

              LOL, when I was 14 , Porn takes 1 hour to download. I was too lazy to bother with it.

              • Total Dominication

                Hehe

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

    Look, smallball! Now can we all shut up about it.

  • Total Dominication

    That was the loudest a ball has sounded off of Jete’s bat in a loooong time.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Jeter is back baby, K-Long is god

  • Mickey Scheister

    Jeter almost had a hit with a RISP, damn wild pitch!

    • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

      Awesome comment.

  • Dream of Electric Sheep

    Love it , domination ! I wish every game is like this until post season.
    I prefer some high drama in the playoff that eventually will work out in Yankees’s favor, of course.

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

      I’d rather just go 11-0 in the postseason, outscoring our opponents 152-17 along the way. Let the other serieses have the drama. ;P

    • Bob Stone

      That’s the way I would script it if I had the power to do so.

  • Kit

    I’m really happy to see Derek up there hitting well. I love it. And now Swish. Nice, boys. Nice.

    • craggy (formerly crapula)

      It’s a good time to get hot.

    • Bob Stone

      It’s about time. I’ve been expecting it and waiting, waiting . . . . Good to finally see it.

  • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

    DOCTOR BRETT GARDNER, phd in smallball.

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

    I think we all needed this type of game after the last couple weeks.

    (Reclines in chair, grabs brewski)

    • Bob Stone

      We need it BIG TIME!

  • craggy (formerly crapula)

    who’s coming in to make it interesting?

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

      Wow, aren’t you just the shining beacon of optimism.

      (The Yankees have the best bullpen ERA in baseball)

      • craggy (formerly crapula)

        It’s a joke. I actually am very positive most of the time.

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

          craggy says:
          September 18, 2010 at 8:19 pm

          Bunt you idiot.
          Reply

          craggy says:
          September 18, 2010 at 8:18 pm

          If they don’t get a run here, I give up

          Uh… huh. Sorry if you were kidding, though.

          • Bob Stone

            Touche

    • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

      Joba, hopefully, coming in but not making it interesting.

    • Copperhead65

      Finally a game to enjoy

      Total Domination!!!!

  • Jerome S

    I think that Gardner-Granderson is an asskicking 1-2 combo. Just saying.

    • All Star Carl

      I agree.

  • Total Dominication

    Why is Joba pitching in a 5-run game?

  • All Star Carl

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Aces

    Come on CC! New member of the Black Aces lets do it :)

    • Mickey Scheister

      That’s awesome!

  • Bob Stone

    Way to go Joba.

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

    Come on now, Joe. Albie, Sanchez, Ring. Pick one. Save the good arms for another day.

    • Copperhead65

      I would include Joba as part of that list

      • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

        Joba has been bogglingly good recently, besides the Cruz HR.

        • Copperhead65

          In non pressure situations

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

            So tie game against the Rays on the road is not a pressure situation, in your book? Got it.

            • Copperhead65

              Tell me you were not sweating it when he came in

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

                When, then or now? In either case, I wasn’t sweating more than I would have if anyone else were in there.

                • Copperhead65

                  Ment the Rays game

                  Look I want him to succeed, but in tough situations, he just does not inspire confidence.

        • Copperhead65

          Javy – Ed Whitson

          He probably go back to NL and win 20 games

  • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

    Sawks threatening in the 7th.

    • Bob Stone

      C’mon Jays.

    • Bob Stone

      Hah. Ortiz strikes out with two men on to end the threat!!!!

    • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

      Luckily, they have David Ortiz to strike out.

  • Bob Stone

    I didn’t relaize CC has never won 20. He’s won 19 three times. Kinda reminds me a Mussina in that regard.

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

    A pitcher they’ve never seen? UHOH

    • Kit

      You know, I was surprised no one mentioned this during the Texas series. Most of the relief pitchers in Texas were Triple A kids.

    • Bob Stone

      It is so weird that new pitchers give this offense trouble but it is definitely a pattern.

  • Carlosologist

    Is it sad that I forgot Javy existed?

  • Kit

    I forgot Javy existed. That’s kind of sad. =/

    • Carlosologist

      Great minds think alike. (See my comment above)

      • Kit

        I saw it and laughed a little. Is it officially sad for Javy?

        • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

          Congratulations Kit, you have the same thought process as a twelve-year-old boy.

          • Carlosologist

            I’m 14. ;_;

            • Total Dominication

              It’s a good thing too. 12 year olds should not be watching asian-massuese porn. Or be making comments about it.

              • Carlosologist

                We all learn about this stuff in the adolescent age. My friends and I make jokes about happy endings all the time.

            • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

              Awww.

              • Total Dominication

                To be fair, that’s a pretty big difference. That’s the difference between starting middle school and being in High School.

                • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

                  Yeah, but when you’re older than that, it seems pretty close.

                  • Total Dominication

                    Age gaps are more important the younger you are. Take dating. A 35 year old can easily date a 27 year old, but an 18 yr old wouldn’t date a 14 yr old old. And a 16 yr old wouldn’t date a 13 yr old.

                    • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

                      Yeah, I’m agreeing with you. And since I’m older than this, it doesn’t seem that different to me. :D

                      I <3 Carlosologist anyway, no matter how old he is.

          • Kit

            Excuse me, but he’s 14. And I have no problem with that.

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

            Nothing wrong with that.

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

    Bexy-approved segment!!!

    My comments on this thread are so useless, apologies D:

    • Pat D

      Useless like all women watching baseball.

      /Dibble’d

  • Total Dominication

    Gardner to have a Cycle-fulfilling Grand Slam! Book it!

    • Total Dominication

      Fucking Granderson, taking away Gardner’s glory. Clearly he’s trying to improve his market value after this morning’s post.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Don’t let up now, pad those stats! I wanna see another Gritty Gardner AB! I want a inside the park homer for the cycle!

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

    Don’t you fucking blow this, Fernando Rodney.

    • Kit

      Seriously.

    • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

      And blown.

  • All Star Carl

    Rays are rallying.

    Grandy!

  • Carlosologist

    Grandy I love you!

  • Dream of Electric Sheep

    Detonation in Grander fashion!

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

    Grandy clobbered that shit. Wow.

  • Kit

    YEAH, GRANDERSON.

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

    God that Granderson is such a rally killer. Where was that yesterday? Look at these meaningless home runs!

  • Cy Pettitte

    my man, C-Grand

  • All Star Carl

    Rays just tied it up :(

    • Kit

      Yuck.

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

    Fuck you Rodney. Fuck you to hell!

    • All Star Carl

      had 2 batters down 0-2

  • Cy Pettitte

    Rays tied it up, fucking sucks

    • Bob Stone

      Sucks big time. Rodney threw it away.

      • Dream of Electric Sheep

        Yeah, but you have to give the Rays some credits there. 2 outs and nobody one,they string together 3 hits.

        • Kit

          It was against Rodney (who pitched yesterday), not that impressive.

        • Bob Stone

          They are playing great ball. You’re right that they capitalized on a mistake and won.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Gritner! Do it! I want a Damon type swing here!

  • Apollo22237

    Gardner just wants CC to get his 20th faster, what a team player.

  • Greg

    Rays tied it up.

    3 straight hits with two outs off Rodney

    • Copperhead65

      Boy I wonder what Brian Fuentes would have done

      • Operation Killer B’s

        If Fuentes was pitching Rays would’ve won

  • Dream of Electric Sheep

    Fuck, Tampa just tied the game with 2 outs… I was rooting for Angels pretty hard there , I must admit.

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

    F you Angels

    Whatever, as long as the Yankees win this…

    • Copperhead65

      More important that Sux lose

  • Carlosologist

    I remember hearing something that a sign of a bad fielder is the one that can make the spectacular plays but not the routine ones.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Rays/Angels going to extra innings

  • Kit

    Tampa and Angels going into extras. Go…Angels (throws up).

    • Slappy White

      I guess now we need it to go about 16 innings to burn that pen up….my Hate for the Angels is growing BTW

      • Kit

        See? Their futility against Boston and then their inability to have fans who are not bat shit crazy makes them hateable.

    • a plethora of pinatas

      Rays & Angels can both go to hell.

    • Dream of Electric Sheep

      You can root for the Godz !

      • Kit

        I always root for the Godz. Unless he’s playing against us (and even then, he seems to hit home runs to spite me).

  • Graig not Craig

    Extra innings in Tampa Bay – 19 fans left in the stands, 6 are wearing Angels gear.

    • Kit

      I’m hysterically laughing here. I hope you’re totally serious.

    • Slappy White

      That might be the best post of the night

  • James A

    My dad walks in for the 9th inning: “Why are you watching the AAA team?”

  • Jon in CUO

    I was kinda hoping for some Romulo action here, not gonna lie…

  • ThrillHouseMD

    I’m at a wedding…but “Ball in play, run(s” is the most beautiful thing I’ve seen all day

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

    What the hell? UNLEASH THE SANCHEZ

  • Copperhead65

    Will Chad give up at least a run?

    • Mickey Scheister

      I have distain for Gaudin, he’s awful.

      • Slappy White

        I Looooooathe him

  • Total Dominication

    Guys, this is good. The Rays will be burning relievers before our series against them.

    /Pretty nice silver lining

  • All Star Carl

    Grats big CC!

  • Carlosologist

    The SWB Yanks got together in Baltimore? Why wasn’t Jesus invited?

    • Mickey Scheister

      They need Jesus in their life!

    • Slappy White

      Jesus is always with us young man

      Wait, what?

  • Mickey Scheister

    Gaudin comes in with a tie game in extra innings and now an 8 run lead. Why? Normally the mop up men are regulated to these situations. I’d rather see him in these situations!

  • All Star Carl

    Great throw lol

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

    Gaudin just pulled a Thames.

  • Copperhead65

    Go Chad

    Will not be a Chad outing if he did not do something outrageous

  • Cy Pettitte

    Loldin

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

    a. lol Gaudin
    b. They gave him a hit for that?!?!?

  • Kit

    That throw…lol.

  • Brooklyn Ed

    the all rookie infield!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

    Chad Gaudin is only funny because we’re up by 8 in the ninth inning.

  • ramez hanna

    better get the wild card instead of the division ,dont want to meet cliff lee twice in 5 games,beside all their hitters hover around 0.300
    our chances are better with the twins

  • Yankee Doodle

    finally a laugher

  • craggy (formerly crapula)

    Comon Chad DO THIS

  • Carlosologist

    I remember that game in Cleveland when we had this huge lead and CHoP almost gave it all back with two outs. I think that was the Thames at 3B game as well. Hopefully Gaudin doesn’t give it away, but this may be his swan song as a Yankee.

  • Betty Lizard

    This happy breed of men, this little world,
    This precious team set in the big apple . . .
    Against the envy of less happier teams,
    This blessed offense, this heads-up defense, this game,
    This CC!

    /Shakespeare’d

    Happy 20, CC!

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

    Congrats CC!

  • Kit

    I really didn’t notice that this is actually a AAA team. Nice. CONGRATS ON YOUR 20TH, CC!

  • Carlosologist

    Ladies and gentlemen, we have a Black Ace.

  • Bob Stone

    Awright CC – Way to go Yankees!!!!

  • Copperhead65

    Question

    Ivan Nova or Chad Gaudin on post season roster?

    • Total Dominication

      Nova Nova Nova if that’s a choice.

    • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

      Nova, easy.

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

    Congrats on #20, CC. I know it’s meaningless, but it’s cool and you are so awesome.

  • All Star Carl

    Golson is pretty dumb

  • Slappy White

    Always good to see a Yogi pic

  • Carlosologist

    LOL Golson pulled a Larry Walker and threw away an important ball.

  • Total Dominication

    Uch, you had to bring me down by mentioning that CC is above teh King in CY Young opinion.

    • PaulF

      Just take off the saber hat and put on the homer hat for a while. Be willfully ignorant for a night.

      • Total Dominication

        I wouldn’t be frustrated if it was a WAR or FIP thing. But even non-saber people generally would acknowledge that the guy with the lowest era in the league who also has the most IP in the league is the best pitcher.

        • steve (different one)

          depends, do they understand park effects?

        • steve (different one)

          what about unearned runs?

  • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

    YAY FOR CC. <3

  • craggy (formerly crapula)

    Nick Swisher…love you.

  • Bob Stone

    You have to love Swisher.

    • Betty Lizard

      I really admire Swisher for being so god damn happy and grateful to play in the major leagues and for the Yankees. He’s just a joy to watch.

      And one of the many reasons I love Curtis Granderson is, as near as I can tell from brief observations (SSS alert) he’s the only one who talks as much, if not more, than Nick Swisher.

      There was a story back in the day when Swisher first came on board that the team bet Swisher he couldn’t keep quiet on the bus ride home. It practically killed him.

      • Bob Stone

        I remember that. Great story.

      • Kit

        I didn’t like him at first. I thought he was too hyperactive and it was annoying, but he’s shown that he’s a really hard worker and that he loves the organization and that he’ll do anything for the team, so I have since become a Swisher fan. Watching him talk so animatedly about how grateful he is to play in NY and how happy he is with his teammates, it’s really just awesome to see. I love Swish.

        • Bob Stone

          All that. And . . . he works VERY hard for charities. Great all around guy.

          • Betty Lizard

            Swisher does a TON of appearances and charity work, saying always that it’s a BIG deal to be an MLB player and that means a LOT to kids and so he wants to get out there and make kids happy and inspire them.

            What’s typical Swish, re Kit’s hyperactive comment, is that when they moved into the new clubhouse, with the computers in their locker doors everyone else was ignoring theirs but within 10 minutes Swish was playing video games.

  • Copperhead65

    Brignac on second no outs

    • Bob Stone

      Third with one out.

  • smurfy

    and I want to thank Corona beer for those pleasant beach ads.

  • Slappy White

    Is Nancy Newman wearing a see through blouse on postgame ?

    • Bob Stone

      You wish. lol.

    • Bob Stone

      She showed a lot of cleavage earlier in the season in a post game show when her microphone was pulling on her blouse but that was the first and lst time. The YES censors are very diligent.

  • All Star Carl

    Someone added CC to the Black Aces already.

  • Total Dominication

    Thank You Crawford!

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

    Yay Yogi! Too bad Mickey is going to replace him in a few minutes.

  • Copperhead65

    Willy fucking Aybar

    • Kit

      Did he get a hit? I’m tracking on game day and don’t know how delayed that is.

  • Slappy White

    This fuckin Kevin Gregg. He cant get a 1-2-3 inning

    THANK GOD FOR MO

    • Kit

      Seeing how much everyone else sucks makes us more grateful for Mo.

  • Slappy White

    Jose Molina picks Nava off first for 2nd out….Hes still our best defensive catcher

  • Total Dominication

    Idiot!!!! You had time! Plenty of it! Fundamentangels!!!!

  • Bob Stone

    The Angels threw away a victory. first Rodney throws it away and now their second baseman. That Sucks.

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

    Walk off error for the Fightin’ Scoscias, wonderful.

  • Copperhead65

    Damn Willy Fucking Aybar

    • Bob Stone

      He didn’t do anything special. Aybar should have been out. Kendrick threw the ball away and the game and the Rays win on an error.

  • Bob Stone

    If the Yankees play .500 ball the last fourteen games and the BoSox win all 14 of their remaining games thay fall one game short of catching the Yankees.

    • Copperhead65

      Your also saying Yanks Sweep Tampa(4) and Toronto (3)

      I am hoping you are right

      • Bob Stone

        No. I didn’t say that at all. I said that they just have to win any seven of their remaining games to shut out the BoSox. They play the O’s (1), Rays (4), BoSox (6) and Jays (3)for the last fourteen games.

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

    Oh well. Magic number = 7!

    • Bob Stone

      That’s not real magic number. That’s a consolation prize number.

  • Sick Nwisher

    Angels suck, Yankees will finish the Rays off themselves starting Monday night.

  • http://www.twitter.com/vscafuto Vinny Scafuto

    Brandon Wood giveth, and Brandon Wood taketh away.

    • Dream of Electric Sheep

      I remember he was such a heralded prospect coming up.

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

        How many of Anaheim’s hyped prospects panned out? Seems like they all died out and washed up. I guess Morales hit, but was he ever really a true prospect?

        • Dream of Electric Sheep

          I have never followed the Angels very closely. But I am assuming Jim Edmond, Garrett anderson, Tim salmon,Lackey, Weaver, Saunder , F rod and Jared Weaver were touted to some degree of another. They can make a case , most of these guys have enjoy some degree of success in the ML.

          I think they have produced a fair amount of talent from their system recently.

  • Kit

    At least Boston lost. I always knew there was a reason I really hated you, Angels.

  • Slappy White

    How the hell did VMart triple ?

  • Copperhead65

    At least sux lost

  • Dream of Electric Sheep

    Whew, Boston just lost. Scoreboard watching can be intense ! I take that.

  • Slappy White

    Apparently when this refreshes Ill see a pic of the Mick

  • Carlosologist

    Heh, I wonder what happens when the number goes to 6.

    • Dream of Electric Sheep

      Carlos, there is only one thing left . That is … Gintober!
      WTF , they can’t score against the brewers?

      • Carlosologist

        This series against Milwaukee seems like a friggin trap series. They should have beaten Wolf last night. Losing to Gallardo is OK, but they’re in position to tie the game.

        • Dream of Electric Sheep

          To be fair , it is Gallardo. They control their own destiny now and has a back door chance with the WC. It’s possible that 2 out 3 teams of Pad,Giants and Rocs will make it and ATL staring from outside in.

    • Slappy White

      Im hoping for Roy White, just to stick it to ole Joe

      (i dont know why, I really do love the old guy)

      • Bob Stone

        I actually feel the same way.

  • bonestock94

    Wow, Johnny Cueto ended someone’s career in that fight when he was kicking.

    http://www.stltoday.com/sports.....58d00.html

    • Dream of Electric Sheep

      “I expected to walk away when I felt it was right. The bottom line: it’s unfortunate.”

      That’s pretty classy of him to say that.

    • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

      That really sucks, man.

    • Kit

      Wow, that’s really sad and unfortunate for LaRue. I wish him the best.

    • Poopy Pants

      Eye for an eye, I say.

      • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

        Under no circumstances does a person in a baseball brawl deserved to be kicked so hard they can’t perform basic tasks.

    • Bob Stone

      It seems like a very sad and unfortunate story. It sounds, at least, that he saved enough money to take care of hs family for the rest of his life. As he said himself, it wasn’t a matter IF he would get another concussion that would end his career but when. So it’s not really THAT sad.

    • V

      Why LaRue doesn’t press charges, I don’t know. Cueto kicked him in the head. Repeatedly. That’s assault.

    • Jerome S

      that’s just sad