Game 148: A third try for 20


(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


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

  2. Tom Zig says:

    Sir Lancelot gonna hit one out to Eutaw Street today

  3. thurdonpaul says:

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

  4. Dream of Electric Sheep says:

    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.

  5. 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…

  6. Did he fake that one too?

  7. PaulF says:

    What was that for?

  8. Kit says:

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

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

    Well played, Kenny.

  10. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

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

  11. All Star Carl says:

    Great strike zone today guys

  12. Kiersten says:

    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.

  13. Slappy White says:

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

  14. Apollo22237 says:

    Nice, loud pro-Yankee chants tonight.

  15. Total Dominication says:

    Sooooooooo close.

  16. Accent Shallow says:

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

  17. All Star Carl says:

    Why did he hold Jeter! Why!

  18. Apollo22237 says:

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

  19. Greg says:

    Orioles outfielders have good arms

  20. Total Dominication says:

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

  21. Dream of Electric Sheep says:

    Ugh… 100 RBI denied. Come on PoPo!

  22. Accent Shallow says:

    With that throw from Reimold, I think Jeter scores.

  23. Tom Zig says:

    So far 1-1 with RISP

  24. Steve O. says:

    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.

  25. James A says:

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

  26. All Star Carl says:

    Slider down and in. Here it comes.

  27. Kit says:

    C’mon Jorge.

  28. Open the floodgates, boys. Here we goooooo!

  29. Kit says:

    Sweet. Thank you.

  30. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Another nice at bat from Georgie.

  31. Dream of Electric Sheep says:

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

  32. Apollo22237 says:

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

  33. Total Dominication says:


  34. All Star Carl says:

    Atta boy Jorge

  35. Cy Pettitte says:

    yea JoPo

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

  36. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    BuzzCurt Granderson.

  37. CBean says:

    Look! Runners come in! Woohoo!

  38. All Star Carl says:

    So Curtis swings at the first pitch.

  39. 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.

  40. Total Dominication says:

    CC already has 1 more run than he needs.

  41. Mickey Scheister says:

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

  42. Slappy White says:

    It could be a relaxing night if CC is on

  43. Apollo22237 says:

    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.


  44. Kit says:

    How lucky are the Orioles to face CC every series.

  45. Total Dominication says:

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

  46. All Star Carl says:

    Squeeze CC night yeah!

  47. Accent Shallow says:

    And that should have been strike 3.

  48. Total Dominication says:

    Can Miguel Cabrera do that?

  49. Kiersten says:

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

  50. Cy Pettitte says:

    Robbie Cano gold glove

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

  51. Esteban says:

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

  52. All Star Carl says:

    Damn Cano

  53. Mickey Scheister says:

    Lazy Cano, easy play. No grit at all.

  54. Greg says:

    I already dont like this strike zone

  55. Accent Shallow says:

    Jeter is a statue.

  56. Total Dominication says:

    Come on Jeter.

  57. All Star Carl says:

    Poor Jeter :(

  58. LB says:

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

  59. Mickey Scheister says:

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

  60. Mickey Scheister says:

    Just alitttttle high on the throw…cmon strike out!

  61. Total Dominication says:

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

  62. LB says:

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

  63. Total Dominication says:

    Baserunning 101 FAIL!

  64. Apollo22237 says:

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

  65. JobaWockeeZ says:

    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?

  66. Apollo22237 says:

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

  67. Esteban says:

    There’s one from Gritner for the haters.

  68. Kit says:

    Yeah, Gardy!

  69. Total Dominication says:

    Easy triple.

  70. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Your everyday lead off stand up triple….

  71. Mickey Scheister says:

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

  72. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  73. Pat D says:

    Ben K. 1, Adam J. 0

  74. Apollo22237 says:

    Thank you camera man, I am now dizzy.

  75. Sean C says:

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

  76. Tom Zig says:

    Colin Curtis trying to get himself out

  77. Esteban says:

    Curtis could have had a better at bat there.

  78. Greg says:

    That works well too.

  79. Kit says:

    Nice, Derek. That’ll do.

  80. Tom Zig says:

    Can they get Guthrie to 50 pitches this inning?

    Stay tuned.

  81. Pat D says:

    OMG, sac fly!

  82. Pat D says:

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

  83. tom says:

    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.

  84. Esteban says:

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

  85. Mickey Scheister says:

    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!

  86. Total Dominication says:

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

  87. James A says:

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

  88. Esteban says:

    Overran that a bit

  89. Slappy White says:

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

  90. All Star Carl says:

    Some pathetic defense behind CC tonight.

  91. Mickey Scheister says:

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

    /I Keed I Keed

  92. Esteban says:

    CC got this no problem

  93. Kit says:

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

  94. All Star Carl says:

    CC’s Velocity is bad tonight too

  95. Greg says:

    I think maybe he looks tired

  96. whozat says:

    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!

  97. Mike Axisa says:

    Quit screwing around CC, end this.

  98. Accent Shallow says:

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

  99. Total Dominication says:

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

  100. Tom Zig says:

    Cesar Izturis needs to do us a favor and GIDP

  101. Cy Pettitte says:

    2 inch x 2 inch strike zone for CC

  102. RalphieD says:

    this ump is all over the place

  103. All Star Carl says:

    This ump must be racist!

  104. Mickey Scheister says:

    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.

  105. Kit says:

    DP ball, CC. All you need.

  106. Will (the other one) says:

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

  107. Total Dominication says:

    Ech, whatevs.

  108. All Star Carl says:

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

  109. Kit says:

    Uno mas, CC.

  110. Mickey Scheister says:


  111. Mike Axisa says:

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

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

  113. James A says:

    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

  114. Total Dominication says:

    Michael Kay questioning situational stats? Blasphemy!

  115. Brad Toughy says:

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

  116. James A says:

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

  117. Are they actually discussing sabermetrics principles on the broadcast?

  118. Total Dominication says:

    Great camera angel there.

  119. Accent Shallow says:

    So is Andino good now?

  120. Tom Zig says:

    Robert Andino…really

  121. Kit says:

    C’mon, CC. Get it together.

  122. Greg says:

    I just think he’s tired

  123. Mickey Scheister says:

    Strike out this free swinger!

  124. Mickey Scheister says:

    Two fucken runs on sac flys make me sick.

  125. Kit says:

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

  126. Tom Zig says:

    Since when are the Orioles a patient team?

  127. All Star Carl says:

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

  128. Greg says:

    I hope we’re not done scoring

  129. Kit says:

    C’mon, offense.

  130. bexarama says:

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

  131. Mickey Scheister says:

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

  132. All Star Carl says:

    Mike Boddicker

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


  134. Kit says:

    Haha…what was that, Wiggy?

  135. Cy Pettitte says:

    Brett’s heating up, must be feeling better

  136. Glad to have you back, Gardy.

  137. Total Dominication says:

    That was on Gardy, not the OF.

  138. Bob Stone says:

    Let’s score here.

  139. craggy says:

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

  140. Mickey Scheister says:

    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

  141. Tom Zig says:

    Colin Curtis should have bunted.

  142. Kit says:

    Dear Swish and Tex,

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



  143. craggy says:

    Bunt you idiot.

  144. seimiya says:

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

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

  146. Tom Zig says:

    solid AB by Curtis

  147. Total Dominication says:

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

  148. craggy says:

    Steal home Grandy.

  149. Total Dominication says:

    Best ab of the game so far.

  150. Mickey Scheister says:

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

  151. Greg says:

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

  152. All Star Carl says:

    Ball 4. Colin Curtis is annoying.

  153. Tom Zig says:

    i love 8 pitch ABs

  154. Mickey Scheister says:

    That was low, terrible call!

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

  156. Greg says:

    Got the job done

  157. Tom Zig says:

    2-7 with RISP…ugh

  158. PaulF says:

    4 of 6 total runs on sacrifices.

  159. All Star Carl says:

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

  160. Mike Axisa says:

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

  161. Mickey Scheister says:

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

  162. Tom Zig says:

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

  163. All Star Carl says:

    I would only let CC go 5.

  164. Mickey Scheister says:

    Don’t see that too often.

  165. whozat says:

    There we go, CC!

  166. 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.

  167. All Star Carl says:

    lol @ Mike’s small ball twitter post

    • Apollo22237 says:

      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

  168. craggy says:

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

  169. Mickey Scheister says:

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

  170. Total Dominication says:

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

  171. FIPster Doofus says:

    A-Rod is in the zone

  172. Mickey Scheister says:

    A-Rod is locked in!

  173. Kit says:

    Derek! Good job. More of that, please.

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

  175. All Star Carl says:


  176. FIPster Doofus says:


  177. Total Dominication says:

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

  178. Pat D says:

    Oh, hi, Robbie.

  179. Greg says:

    Dontcha know!

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

  181. pete says:

    too lazy to run the bases, huh.

  182. PaulF says:

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

  183. whozat says:

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

  184. mike c says:

    that swing was griffey-esque

  185. Mickey Scheister says:

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

  186. Bob Stone says:

    Way to go Cano!!

  187. All Star Carl says:

    CC looks sick :(

  188. 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 says:

      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 says:

      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.

  189. JobaWockeeZ says:

    5,000 dollar bet? ROFL.

  190. Total Dominication says:

    Nice to have 5000 dollars to throw aroud like that.

  191. Mickey Scheister says:

    Jorge, your still a winner!

    /my 5 year old

  192. Kit says:

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

    /lessons learned

  193. whozat says:

    high strike, there

  194. bexarama says:

    I think this iO commercial is still very annoying to me

  195. Apollo22237 says:

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

  196. Tom Zig says:

    That should be all for Guthrie. Nice work.

  197. Bob Stone says:

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

  198. 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.

  199. Are you kidding me with this guy?

  200. Bob Stone says:

    That sucked.

  201. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  202. Dream of Electric Sheep says:

    Andino is the man!

  203. FIPster Doofus says:

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

  204. James A says:

    I think Andino’s been hanging out with Jose Bautista

  205. Apollo22237 says:

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

  206. PaulF says:

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

  207. A-Rod's Hip says:

    what the hell has Robert Andino been eating???

  208. Kit says:

    Get the run back, guys.

  209. bexarama says:

    Robert Andino? Okayyyy

  210. Mickey Scheister says:

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

  211. I kinda like you now, Juan Rivera.

  212. All Star Carl says:

    Price just gave up 3 runs yes!

  213. FIPster Doofus says:

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

  214. bexarama says:

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

  215. Bob Stone says:

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

  216. Carlosologist says:


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

  217. All Star Carl says:

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

  218. Tom Zig says:

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

  219. JMK says:

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

  220. Kit says:

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

  221. Tom Zig says:

    A Baltimore chop in Baltimore? WHO KNEW

  222. FIPster Doofus says:

    U mad, Buck?

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

  224. Kit says:

    Ooh…close play.

  225. whozat says:

    …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.

  226. JMK says:

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

  227. All Star Carl says:


  228. A-Rod's Hip says:

    way to go Swish!!!

  229. Kit says:

    Swish! Getting your groove back. Sweet.

  230. Dream of Electric Sheep says:


  231. Bob Stone says:

    Yeah Swish.

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

    • Kit says:

      Five. Aces.

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

      • Pat D says:


      • JMK says:

        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).

        • Tom Zig says:

          Tough call. The two are about the same.

        • bexarama says:

          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.

        • 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…

        • FIPster Doofus says:

          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 says:

          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. =/

        • JMK says:

          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.

    • Bob Stone says:

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

  233. Mickey Scheister says:

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

  234. Greg says:

    Thanks Reimold

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

  236. Bob Stone says:

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

  237. Slappy White says:

    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”

  238. Dream of Electric Sheep says:

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

  239. All Star Carl says:

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

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

  241. James A says:

    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)

  242. Mike Axisa says:

    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.

  243. bexarama says:

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

  244. Slappy White says:

    Have any stories leaked on the AJ black eye ?

  245. Pat D says:

    I could really use another HR, Robbie.

  246. 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 says:

      Totally agree. I really looking forward to it.

    • bexarama says:

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

    • FIPster Doofus says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

      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.

  247. FIPster Doofus says:

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

  248. Carlosologist says:



  249. bexarama says:

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

  250. Mickey Scheister says:

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

  251. 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.

  252. All Star Carl says:

    Phelps could do better than that.

  253. Mickey Scheister says:

    Why is CC still pitching?

  254. Eirias says:

    Didn’t recognize him without the bong.

  255. Cy Pettitte says:

    longest single ever

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

  256. Total Dominication says:

    Altoona has a 2 run lead in the 8th.

  257. bexarama says:

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

  258. Carlosologist says:

    Thank you for swinging at the first pitch, gentlemen.

  259. All Star Carl says:

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

  260. Greg says:

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

    • Kit says:

      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.

      • Pat D says:

        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 says:

          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 says:

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

            • Kit says:

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

              • Carlosologist says:

                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 says:

                  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.

  261. craggy (formerly crapula) says:

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

  262. Graig not Craig says:

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

  263. Kit says:

    Nice little flail there, Izturis.

  264. Carlosologist says:

    Gardner: The fastest white man in America.

  265. Total Dominication says:

    Great night for Gardy,

  266. Cy Pettitte says:

    speed kills

  267. Tom Zig says:

    Is this Mitre proof ?

  268. Total Dominication says:

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

  269. bexarama says:

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

  270. Total Dominication says:

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

  271. Cy Pettitte says:

    Jeter is back baby, K-Long is god

  272. Mickey Scheister says:

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

  273. Dream of Electric Sheep says:

    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.

  274. Kit says:

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

  275. seimiya says:

    DOCTOR BRETT GARDNER, phd in smallball.

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

    (Reclines in chair, grabs brewski)

  277. craggy (formerly crapula) says:

    who’s coming in to make it interesting?

  278. Jerome S says:

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

  279. Total Dominication says:

    Why is Joba pitching in a 5-run game?

  280. All Star Carl says:

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

  281. Bob Stone says:

    Way to go Joba.

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

  283. Mariano's Pimp Hand says:

    Sawks threatening in the 7th.

  284. Bob Stone says:

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

  285. A pitcher they’ve never seen? UHOH

  286. Carlosologist says:

    Is it sad that I forgot Javy existed?

  287. Kit says:

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

  288. bexarama says:

    Bexy-approved segment!!!

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

  289. Total Dominication says:

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

    • Total Dominication says:

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

  290. Mickey Scheister says:

    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!

  291. Don’t you fucking blow this, Fernando Rodney.

  292. All Star Carl says:

    Rays are rallying.


  293. Carlosologist says:

    Grandy I love you!

  294. Dream of Electric Sheep says:

    Detonation in Grander fashion!

  295. Mike Axisa says:

    Grandy clobbered that shit. Wow.

  296. Kit says:


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

  298. Cy Pettitte says:

    my man, C-Grand

  299. All Star Carl says:

    Rays just tied it up :(

  300. Fuck you Rodney. Fuck you to hell!

  301. Cy Pettitte says:

    Rays tied it up, fucking sucks

  302. Mickey Scheister says:

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

  303. Apollo22237 says:

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

  304. Greg says:

    Rays tied it up.

    3 straight hits with two outs off Rodney

  305. Dream of Electric Sheep says:

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

  306. bexarama says:

    F you Angels

    Whatever, as long as the Yankees win this…

  307. Carlosologist says:

    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.

  308. Cy Pettitte says:

    Rays/Angels going to extra innings

  309. Kit says:

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

  310. Graig not Craig says:

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

  311. James A says:

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

  312. Jon in CUO says:

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

  313. ThrillHouseMD says:

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

  314. What the hell? UNLEASH THE SANCHEZ

  315. Copperhead65 says:

    Will Chad give up at least a run?

  316. Total Dominication says:

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

    /Pretty nice silver lining

  317. All Star Carl says:

    Grats big CC!

  318. Carlosologist says:

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

  319. Mickey Scheister says:

    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!

  320. All Star Carl says:

    Great throw lol

  321. Gaudin just pulled a Thames.

  322. Copperhead65 says:

    Go Chad

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

  323. Cy Pettitte says:


  324. bexarama says:

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

  325. Kit says:

    That throw…lol.

  326. Brooklyn Ed says:

    the all rookie infield!!!!

  327. seimiya says:

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

  328. ramez hanna says:

    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

  329. Yankee Doodle says:

    finally a laugher

  330. craggy (formerly crapula) says:

    Comon Chad DO THIS

  331. Carlosologist says:

    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.

  332. Betty Lizard says:

    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!


    Happy 20, CC!

  333. Kit says:

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

  334. Carlosologist says:

    Ladies and gentlemen, we have a Black Ace.

  335. Bob Stone says:

    Awright CC – Way to go Yankees!!!!

  336. Copperhead65 says:


    Ivan Nova or Chad Gaudin on post season roster?

  337. bexarama says:

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

  338. All Star Carl says:

    Golson is pretty dumb

  339. Slappy White says:

    Always good to see a Yogi pic

  340. Carlosologist says:

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

  341. Total Dominication says:

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

  342. craggy (formerly crapula) says:

    Nick Swisher…love you.

  343. Bob Stone says:

    You have to love Swisher.

    • Betty Lizard says:

      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 says:

        I remember that. Great story.

      • Kit says:

        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 says:

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

          • Betty Lizard says:

            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.

  344. Copperhead65 says:

    Brignac on second no outs

  345. smurfy says:

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

  346. Slappy White says:

    Is Nancy Newman wearing a see through blouse on postgame ?

  347. All Star Carl says:

    Someone added CC to the Black Aces already.

  348. Total Dominication says:

    Thank You Crawford!

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

  350. Copperhead65 says:

    Willy fucking Aybar

  351. Slappy White says:

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


  352. Slappy White says:

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

  353. Total Dominication says:

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

  354. Bob Stone says:

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

  355. Walk off error for the Fightin’ Scoscias, wonderful.

  356. Copperhead65 says:

    Damn Willy Fucking Aybar

    • Bob Stone says:

      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.

  357. Bob Stone says:

    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 says:

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

      I am hoping you are right

      • Bob Stone says:

        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.

  358. Oh well. Magic number = 7!

  359. Sick Nwisher says:

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

  360. Brandon Wood giveth, and Brandon Wood taketh away.

    • Dream of Electric Sheep says:

      I remember he was such a heralded prospect coming up.

      • Brad Toughy says:

        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 says:

          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.

  361. Kit says:

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

  362. Slappy White says:

    How the hell did VMart triple ?

  363. Copperhead65 says:

    At least sux lost

  364. Dream of Electric Sheep says:

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

  365. Slappy White says:

    Apparently when this refreshes Ill see a pic of the Mick

  366. Carlosologist says:

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

    • Dream of Electric Sheep says:

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

      • Carlosologist says:

        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 says:

          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 says:

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

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

  367. bonestock94 says:

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

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