Sep
20

Game 150: For George

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(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

It’s been more than two months since George M. Steinbrenner III passed away, but that certainly doesn’t mean he’s been out of our minds. We’re reminded every day of the impact he had on this organization, of his drive to win and succeed, of his often overbearing personality and unrealistic expectations. We had to take the bad with the good, but it’s all part of what made George the finest owner in sports history.

The Yankees will dedicate a new monument in Monument Park to the Boss’ memory tonight, the first new monument in more than a decade. Events like this tend to be followed by the most memorable of games, so expect the unexpected. Here’s the starting nine…

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

And on the bump, it’s Ivan Nova. Jon Lane has more on the pitching matchup, so check it out.

The ceremony is schedule to begin right at 7pm ET, with the game starting about a half-hour later. All of the pregame stuff will be on YES, but I’m willing to bet you’ll be out of luck if you’re watching on MLB.tv. Enjoy.

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  1. Carcillo says:

    but I’m willing to bet you’ll be out of luck if you’re watching on MLB.tv. Enjoy.

    I dunno. Whenever the Rays and Yankees play I’m spared of MLB.tv, but I do know that MLB.tv showed the ceremonies the first game after George died. It’s even in their archives.

  2. Poopy Pants says:

    Wow. Mattingly is worse at public speaking than Nancy Newman.

  3. Dream of Electric Sheep says:

    The Yanks failed to capitalize situations where we had on 3rd < 2outs and I thought that contributed greatly in their lost yesterday. Since I often hear John Sterling bemoans that as a fact of Yankees weakness. I decided to see if there is any validity to that claim.

    Anywho, I went ahead look up BREF to see if we are on par with rest the league . Here is what I got. In runner on 3< 2outs situations, 48 percent of runners scored out of aggregated PAs in those situations. The league average is 50 percent in this case. We are in the bottom half.

    I think Sterling does have a point in this case.

    http://www.baseball-reference......ting.shtml

  4. larryf says:

    Gardy should be leading off. Yesterday’s game was a prime example. Tough first ab, scored a run…

  5. JGS says:

    This is the lowest batting average team in Rays history.

    That should tell you something about batting average–the 2002 Devil Rays lost 106 games and hit .253 with a .314 OBP. The 2010 Rays hit .249 with a .335 OBP. They are going to the playoffs.

    • Jerome S says:

      But unlike us, they hit with with runners on. I think.

      Waitaminute…

    • Dream of Electric Sheep says:

      In light of that fact, Tampa also scores 16 percent of runners in total PA accrued. That is number one in the AL, without an in depth look, I assume it tells me they prolly use speed to their great advantages and are efficient in scoring runs with outs.

    • ZZ says:

      That should tell you something about batting average

      You forgot to tell me.

  6. Jerome S says:

    Gardner would score a shitload more runs if he wasn’t being backed by Cervelli/Jeter.

  7. Kit says:

    I think I knocked down an old guy in my rush to get home. Sorry, old guy, but this was important.

  8. Me says:

    “but I’m willing to bet you’ll be out of luck if you’re watching on MLB.tv. Enjoy. ”

    the whole thing is on MLB.tv

    they always show pregame ceremonies, press conferences, etc

    • Dirty Pena says:

      they always show pregame ceremonies, press conferences, etc

      I don’t think this is true. They show pregame ceremonies starting at the hour the game is in (in this case 7, which works.) In 5 years of using mlb.tv, I’ve yet to see a press conference on there.

    • Kiersten says:

      Was it really? And I was home and didn’t watch it. I hate myself.

      I’ll have to watch it later in the archives.

  9. Carcillo says:

    Hey Sun Sports,

    FUCK YOU

  10. Mike Axisa says:

    Wow, Steve Swindal’s there. I figured he was cut out of the fam after the DUI and divorce and all that.

  11. bexarama says:

    Okay, for all the shit I give him nowadays, Joe Torre crying is making me cry. GDI.

  12. Hughesus Christo says:

    Yankee Legends™ like Yogi Berra, Reggie Jackson, Don Mattingly, and… David Wells?

  13. Kit says:

    Torre is going to cry, isn’t he.

  14. Apollo22237 says:

    I’m only listening to it on the radio, but it does sound very nice.

  15. Mickey Scheister says:

    The Yankees will win this game, they must. The Boss is now a member of Monument Park. I hope the younger Steinbrenner’s continue the excellence The Boss instilled upon the best franchise in sports, The New York Yankees. Lets stomp the Rays!

  16. Hughesus Christo says:

    Can they make sure Sergio Mitre doesn’t find his way into any photos?

  17. Slappy White says:

    Holy Shit, The BOSS got a big ole Monument

  18. long time listener says:

    Does anyone else think of “Always Sunny in Philadelphia” whenever they hear “philanthropist”?

  19. Leo says:

    I love the monument. Watching the Steinbrenner women crying had me tearing up.

  20. J.R. says:

    On MLB.tv you can get the audio, but no video. Better than nothing.

  21. Carlosologist says:

    Kay, can you shut your trap? I want to watch this ceremony without any fucking commentary.

  22. Dream of Electric Sheep says:

    When I hear Frank Sinatra I think of YS and Vegas .

    Pavlovian conditioned.

  23. Kit says:

    Aww…Mo. Why do you make me so emotional?

  24. LGY says:

    I like how Mariano is just watching the plaque

  25. Alex S says:

    lol mariano wouldn’t even acknowledge selig

  26. bexarama says:

    Mo staring at the monument (sobs like a little child)

  27. Willy says:

    George is with God now.

  28. China Joe says:

    Mariano bows to no man, except the Boss

  29. Carlosologist says:

    That moment with Mo just shows how good of a person he is. God knows I’ll miss him when he retires.

  30. Bryan says:

    I’m gonna be honest, I got teary-eyed watching Mariano alone with the monument.

  31. Steve O. says:

    FF: I need a total of 60-65 points from Drew Brees, Frank Gore, Jeremy Shockey, and Garret Hartley. Depends on Vernon Davis. Do I get them?

  32. Sussex County Fan says:

    Warmest regards and heartfelt thanks to the Steinbrenner family, and especially to George, for everything given to New York, to the team and to the fans. Rest in peace, Mr. Steinbrenner. Have fun in the Great Beyond, though. There must be a need for your leadership somewhere up there. Leading first, resting second. We miss you!

  33. MikeD says:

    I was kind of expecting Lou Pinella to show up.

  34. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Ugh Cervelli is starting.

  35. Carlosologist says:

    Can we just rip Tampa a new one this week? No one-run games, no RISP bullshit, just a full-on blowout sweep.

  36. Kit says:

    I totally missed the introduction. Is that Frank Sinatra Jr.?

  37. Yankees never seem to lose games like this… so let’s go!

  38. Kit says:

    Whoa. The creatures are loud today. Nice.

  39. China Joe says:

    Here’s what the monument should read:

    George M Steinbrenner III
    1930 – 2010

    Loved winning
    Loved the Yankees
    Didn’t give a f&%@

    Go Yankees!

  40. Nice and loud roll call. I’ve missed you, Yankee Stadium.

  41. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Wheres Nintendo vs. Sega (sp?)?

  42. Cy Pettitte says:

    0-2 curve working tonight

  43. MikeD says:

    Okay, so, if you had to pick one for Jeter’s contract:

    1) One year, $33 million?
    2) Four years, $60 million?

  44. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Wiiiicked cold.

  45. Carlosologist says:

    The crowd is pumped tonight. The two strike clap was as loud as it is when Mo is hammering it down.

  46. China Joe says:

    Garza isn’t a change-up artist, so they’re gonna tear his ass up tonight!
    (Now as for Jamie Shields tomorrow….)

  47. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    BJ Downton…

    I have a billion of these…

  48. Could totally be confirmation bias but it sure seems like Derek has cut down on his GB% lately.

  49. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Tex should have Bobby Wilson’d Garza.

  50. Steve O. says:

    Dan Johnson’s solo thrashing of the Yankees last week is still fresh in everyone’s mind. Don’t give that asshole nothing to hit, Nova.

  51. Cy Pettitte says:

    Nova always looks so good the first time through the line up, hoping he gets through the 5th inning barrier tonight

  52. Carlosologist says:

    Hopefully the offense is ready to poop on Garza so the Yanks can remove Nova after five.

  53. Mike Axisa says:

    Where did that miss?

  54. Mickey Scheister says:

    This ump is awful.

  55. Bald Vinny is right.. why wasn’t Bernie there?

    • MikeD says:

      Struck me there was only a few non-current ballplayers there. Reggie, Wells, Roy White, Donnie and of course Yogi. I saw Goose in the up front piece, but I don’t think he was there.

      As I mentioned above, considering his relationship with George and he’s not managing, I’d have thought Piniella would be there. Bernie, who is local. Willie Randolph? It’s almost as if they only invited a very few ballplayers, so I’m guessing that says something about the relationship with George. I gotta think out of that that Roy White and David Wells had a strong connection with George that transcends pretty much all other players.

  56. Cy Pettitte says:

    Great inning, especially the Pena at bat

  57. Steve O. says:

    Carlos Pena’s batting average Over/Under .199

  58. Mickey Scheister says:

    Who needs legitimate called strikes? Hit that, bitch!

  59. Carlosologist says:

    A-Rod will get 30 (or more) HR this season. He’s that much of an athletic phenomenon.

  60. VERY impressive sequence from Nova right there. I loved how he went curveball – changeup – curveball behind in the count.

  61. Mickey Scheister says:

    I’m not sure how I feel about A Rods new stance, not as epic as the old one. If it’s productive, I love it.

    • Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF) says:

      his setup is similar to the new Swish setup and the still evolving Grandy setup/stance. Bat flat on shoulder-no movement.

  62. Dream of Electric Sheep says:

    I saw Noesi for like 2 innings during the future game. If he can turn into this version of Nova I would be very happy.

  63. bexarama says:

    This is so awkward D:

  64. This is awful. I mean, when you’re in the booth during a game, aren’t you supposed to, you know, pause to let the play-by-play guy call the game?

    Oh good, invite him for another inning Kay. Why not.

  65. Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF) says:

    Whether he goes beyond 5 or not, I still love Nova’s stuff and successful 3-1 changeups and 3-2 curves.

    Awesome.

  66. Carlosologist says:

    Shit, we have to listen to Selig talk for another inning?

  67. Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF) says:

    Puma looking like our new gidp machine.

    /if 1 out’d

  68. Mickey Scheister says:

    Puma is ether hot like lava or cold like Andre 3000, no in between. Still waiting for that first homer, 5th inning on a 2-2 count, book that!

  69. Cy Pettitte says:

    This Bud Selig conversation kind of sucks, I have when they have a conversation and just kind of show the game in the background…

  70. All Star Carl says:

    I just heard da B word from the comish

  71. Alex S says:

    ooohhhh selig used the B word

  72. PaulF says:

    Haha Selig just said bitch.

  73. Kit says:

    Please don’t. Please don’t sit there all night.

  74. Henry says:

    BUD SELIG SAID BTICH!

  75. bexarama says:

    Whooooah Selig said bitch o_O

  76. Kiersten says:

    Does anyone have a pic or know where I can find a pic of the monument?

  77. long time listener says:

    I’m tired of Bud Selig.

  78. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Bud Selig vs. John Flaherty. GO!

  79. Cecala says:

    Selig is putting me to sleep, come on 8:30

  80. Slappy White says:

    Selig, PLEASE FUCKING GO AWAY

  81. PaulF says:

    dynamic owner
    helped changed the face of the game..
    I really thought Bud was gonna finish of the improve haiku about George’s legacy

  82. seimiya says:

    Bud Selig, you are not meant for an announcer’s booth.

  83. Steve O. says:

    Ryan Howard has 11 IBB this season. Melky Cabrera has 10.

  84. ZZ says:

    When people criticize Selig for not making changes like instant replay, they need to understand the dynamic of what it takes to be successful in that office.

    The people in the game don’t want replay.

  85. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Anybody who misses Snoopy Night is just plain fucking stupid.

  86. Mickey Scheister says:

    Let’s go offense! **Clap, clap, clap clap clap**

  87. Apparently it’s been so long since his last hit that Cervelli almost forgot to touch first base.

  88. Mickey Scheister says:

    Cervelli, what was that. Calm down buddy, don’t trip over your own feet pal!

  89. Cecala says:

    Is it just me or does Cervelli’s helmet look smaller?

  90. All Star Carl says:

    Grandy!

  91. Carlosologist says:

    Curtis we love you long time!

  92. Cy Pettitte says:

    CURTIS

    Ajax would have had a grand slam though…

  93. Kevin in Delectable Princeton says:

    Damn, that was JACKED. I can’t wait for Curtis Granderson 2.0 for all of next year!

  94. Mickey Scheister says:

    The Grandy man can AND DOES! My man!

  95. iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

    Well done.

    I am huge Jeter fan and cannot wait for him to show in October and beat the fuck out the ball.

    • As Joe said on twitter awhile ago, he’s looked like a completely different player since that day off in Texas. The 3 days off before the postseason starts should do him well.

      • Jerome S says:

        So what this indicates is that Jeter, much like many other greats, can not be expected to perform on a decent level without considerable rest? He’s to say the least, old?

        We need some fresh blood. Mmmmm

      • ZZ says:

        Don’t forget the adjustments he made with Long.

      • iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

        Man I hope so…. so he can tell the dissenters to shut the fuck up, starting with Joel Sherman and the other douche bags in the NY papers.

  96. Kit says:

    Grandy! Few more of those runs, please.

  97. Zooboy says:

    Grandy: “Hey George, see if you can catch this one. And tell Billy I say hi.”

  98. Leo says:

    The Grandy man can! Ugh, I hate Sterling for getting that ingrained into my head.

  99. Steve O. says:

    Curtis Granderson, everybody.

  100. Jerome S says:

    Make bank, son.

  101. ZZ says:

    Pretty amazing that Granderson got to 20 HRs this season with his injury and early season struggles.

  102. Zooboy says:

    Great call by Girardi on the hit and run. No run there, no runs later.

  103. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    I wonder if Nintendo vs. Sega (sp?) will be watching the Nate Berkus Show.

  104. Mickey Scheister says:

    I’d love nothing more than a blast right off the Steinbrenner monument, that would be a tribute!

  105. China Joe says:

    It’s almost as if having a quality defensive centerfielder with power was some kind of positive…Cashman, you sly dog

  106. Kit says:

    Joe, you emotional bastard. You almost made me cry.

  107. Slappy White says:

    I Love this Nova

  108. Cy Pettitte says:

    Nova really wants that win, doesn’t wanna get pulled again so he’s keeping the pitch count down and gettin out, lol

  109. Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF) says:

    Nova toying with those major league hitters.

    /Scranton’d

  110. Slappy White says:

    Crazy thing happened earlier. I was walking down the street and this half-crazed young girl knocked me down, screaming “I gotta get home to see the Yankee game”….WTF?

  111. Carlosologist says:

    lol A-Rod :p

  112. Steve O. says:

    Garza on CG pace. Funny how we say this a lot, and the pitcher usually never makes it that far.

  113. Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF) says:

    C’mon Puma-stop toppin’ the ball…

  114. Alan says:

    Living near Tampa is brutal. Their broadcast of the game has already included a tirade about Derek Jeter’s HBP in the last game, and how they thought it looked like Alex was trying to pull one over on the umpire after that and blah blah blah.

  115. Dream of Electric Sheep says:

    Come on Gritner , smoke one in the gap.

  116. Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF) says:

    Gardy the pest/pitch count machine.

    Amazed that he hit 2 foul HR’s to RF yesterday and one was on the first pitch.

  117. charliechoochoo says:

    Missed the pregame…heard it on the radio. Sterling and Waldman were pretty good about shutting up. Frank Sinatra Jr sounded way off key.

    Whenever I see shots like that, I always think of when they air games from the 70s and the outfield was running around the monuments.

  118. Slappy White says:

    lol VMart….that was Giambiesque

  119. Kit says:

    You couldn’t catch a cold if you tried, Kay.

  120. Cy Pettitte says:

    Nova rollin..if he keeps this up I think he has a good shot at a spot in the playoff rotation

  121. Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF) says:

    Nova muy bien!

  122. China Joe says:

    Kay: “Opponents hit .458 against Nova in the fifth.”
    Nova: “I got your .458 right here!”

  123. Slappy White says:

    Nickname for Nova

    “Ivan The Not-Terrible”…..?

  124. seimiya says:

    Ivan Nova, master of my heart.

  125. LGY says:

    Where’s this Nova kid comin from?

  126. Kit says:

    Cervelli getting hits makes my head hurt. I’m happy, though. Keep it going.

  127. Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF) says:

    Hit and run please

  128. Kit says:

    Yeah, Derek!

  129. Cy Pettitte says:

    Jeter RIPPED it, man he looks good a lately

    4/80mil here he comes

  130. Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF) says:

    Captain owns the rf corner

  131. iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

    There we go…. Heating up… and whoever said he was old = fail.

  132. Mickey Scheister says:

    That hit is a sign of things to come for Jeter!

  133. Cecala says:

    Shucking clams are difficult

  134. ZZ says:

    Even though Teix made an out on his last at bat, it was one of the better swings he has taken in a while.

    The Yankees should get at least a run here with another swing like that.

  135. Dela G says:

    i am loving this offense today, now lets get some runs plz

  136. Eirias says:

    No! Maddon has one too. Son of Binder!

  137. Slappy White says:

    This Garza has a neverending supply of saliva…this fuckin guy disgust even me

  138. Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF) says:

    RISP correction inning….

  139. Kit says:

    Trying to shove it in the Rays’ faces?

  140. ShuutoHeat (Don't Trade GGBG Pl0x) says:

    Alright, Mr. Douche Beard is getting himself into trouble. Hit him hard!!!

  141. Dela G says:

    oh and wtf happened to the kim jones segments?

    i miss them :(

  142. Kit says:

    C’mon, Mark. I know you’re banged up but be productive please.

  143. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Wow, Tex. Weak.

  144. Trolls in 3…2…..1….

  145. ZZ says:

    Damn. Spoke to soon. Very in between there.

  146. Dream of Electric Sheep says:

    Come on Arod , I think Rod has monstrous numbers with bases loaded this year.

  147. DallasGreen says:

    c’mon. lets not f this 1 up!!!

  148. ShuutoHeat (Don't Trade GGBG Pl0x) says:

    Sound the sirens, here come an ABOMB!

  149. Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF) says:

    Someone needs to teach Tex to squeeze…

    /kiddin

  150. Kit says:

    I love that clip. The people in the background jumping up is amazing.

  151. Cy Pettitte says:

    oh man…so close, at least they got a run out of it

  152. DallasGreen says:

    oooo, just missed it

  153. Urrgh, just missed it. Alright, sac fly isn’t terrible there.

  154. Kit says:

    Crush ‘em, Robbie. And almost, Alex. Almost.

  155. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Just missed it. Good enough, Alex.

  156. Mike Axisa says:

    A-Rod shoulda suicide squeezed.

    Amirite?

  157. Slappy White says:

    Dammit, just missed…..But a Sac Fly will make John Sterling a happy man atleast

  158. DallasGreen says:

    let go swish!!!

  159. Carlosologist says:

    Loading them up for Swish when Swish has murdered Garza? I like it.

  160. Leo says:

    A sac fly is better than nothing I guess. It was sooo close though.

  161. Slappy White says:

    Swish is gonna bust this one open

  162. Kit says:

    Crush ‘em, Nick. Please and thank you.

  163. Mickey Scheister says:

    Cmon Swish! Do the damn thing!

  164. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Garza just wanted to face Berkman.

  165. DallasGreen says:

    garza’s an f-in coward

  166. Carlosologist says:

    AHAHAHAHA Garza you suck tonight.

  167. Cy Pettitte says:

    Swisher walks! I’ll take it, give the Puma an AB

  168. Slappy White says:

    Thank you Lizard

  169. Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF) says:

    This inning has been c-RISP!

  170. Kit says:

    Come on, Berk. We don’t even need a big hit from you. A single would be nice.

  171. DallasGreen says:

    LETS GO>>PUMA!!

  172. Dream of Electric Sheep says:

    Come on Puma, how about that long awaited blast !

  173. iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

    Puma goes yard.

  174. LGY says:

    C’mon Berkman, make your first Yankee home run a memorable one.

  175. China Joe says:

    Stupid Yankees, it’s like they’re trying to prove they can score runs without getting hits with RISP

  176. bonestock94 says:

    I’ll take a walk

  177. Kit says:

    Aw, c’mon, Berk.

  178. Oh Puma, that’s not going to make you many friends. Here come the haters!

  179. LGY says:

    Dammit Berkman

  180. Cy Pettitte says:

    damn you Puma, oh wll

  181. Copperhead65 says:

    What an asshole

    Swings at ball4

  182. Jerome S says:

    NO killer instinct, guys.

    /I keed, I keed.

  183. Copperhead65 says:

    I could understand swinging with 3-2 count

    but 3-1?

  184. Slappy White says:

    Berkman, I Boo you cause I want so bad to cheer you

  185. Just keep it on the ground, Nova.

  186. DallasGreen says:

    that should mean a call to the bullpen

  187. Mickey Scheister says:

    What a berk, coulda been ball four instead….a weak infield pop out. Aw fuck it, you’ll get em next time.

  188. Copperhead65 says:

    Juan Miranda over Berkman hands down on post season roster

  189. Kit says:

    Ground ball, Ivan.

  190. Mickey Scheister says:

    Okay Joe, don’t get Gaudin up, maybe Wood or Joba or even Logan. No Gaudin Joe!

  191. bonestock94 says:

    Is mlb trade rumors blocked by firefox for anyone else? Apparently it’s a attack site or some shit.

  192. Slappy White says:

    Nova and the Sixth inning ? Should we have someone warming ?
    That lead went quick last week

  193. iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

    c’mon joe…. fire up the bullpen.

  194. Big Daddy says:

    O God- Dave Island is visiting the mound. we’re screwed

  195. DallasGreen says:

    love me that shot of munson and george!

  196. Dream of Electric Sheep says:

    Come on Nova , DP right here.

  197. Nice change. Fight out of this, kid!

  198. Kit says:

    C’mon, Ivan. Nice little ground balls at an infielder.

  199. C says:

    I think I have heard this nova loses it in the 6th song before….

  200. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Let’s make every day a day honoring the Boss and the Yankees will never lose again.

  201. Focus on the hitter, man!

  202. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Nova looking to give it back. Nice.

  203. Cy Pettitte says:

    uhhh not good…

  204. I’m going to go ahead and first-guess leaving Nova in the game. Hope I’m wrong.

  205. C says:

    and now, he leaves him in…wow…just wow.

  206. Kit says:

    I don’t know if I like this.

  207. Slappy White says:

    Joe, Please dont make the same mistake….WTF?

  208. Carlosologist says:

    Jeez, get Nova out of there. He’s shown no ability to make it through the order twice without falling apart.

  209. ZZ says:

    Nova looks like a very different pitcher with runners on base.

    Slow and distracted.

  210. Wow Cervelli… are you kidding me?

  211. Cy Pettitte says:

    wow, what the hell was that?

  212. cjc says:

    arg come on are you fucking kidding me with this shit nice cerv real nice

  213. Seriously, why is Nova still in this game? This makes zero sense.

    • Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF) says:

      Zero sense-isn’t that a recurring Girardi discussion topic. I like Nova so I was okay with this one. He hasn’t been hit hard at all.

    • rbizzler says:

      I actually don’t mind Joe G. extending the leash a bit on Nova. He made a good pitch to get the DP.

  214. Mickey Scheister says:

    WTF?

  215. Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF) says:

    Dammit. We need Tampa to have a crappy RISP inning

  216. Leo says:

    WTF Girardi! Get Nova the hell out of there. This is going to get real ugly.

  217. It'sATarp says:

    i really think it;s time to get a real defensive catcher

  218. Big Daddy says:

    This would not be happening had Dave Island been fired- which is what I advocate.

    • Pat D says:

      Are you intentionally misspelling his name or are you being ironic?

      Sorry, I have a huge migraine, I’m at work and I can’t afford to leave, so I’m slow on the uptake tonight.

    • Mickey Scheister says:

      At least you spelled your handle correct this time, great job buddy!

      /dontfeedthetrolls

  219. Cy Pettitte says:

    I’ll take the double play

  220. ZZ says:

    I can’t believe Cervelli just did that.

  221. Jon says:

    what has nova done to warrant such a long leash? aj or vazquez are already gone by now

  222. LGY says:

    I still don’t like this

  223. whozat says:

    Wow, Frankie. Awesome.

  224. Copperhead65 says:

    I hope Berkman’s out do not come back to haunt us

  225. Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF) says:

    That Cano release is a work of art. Beautiful.

  226. RalphieD says:

    assuming the 3rd run doesnt score…would of anybody not signed up for 5 2/3rds of 2 run ball from nova?

  227. C says:

    Cervelli’s interference was little league – esque. Girardi’s decision to pull Nova after the damage is done was…little league – esque. Was this another ‘lets see if he can get out of it, just for fun’ test?

    • cjc says:

      um he did get a double play

      • C says:

        Damage was done already; obviously cervellis idiotic play and a ground ball DP were not his fault as far a giving up runs, but the previous three batters were. Again, Girardi’s fault for leaving him in.

        This is a nightmare of an inning. A Murphy’d Law kind of inning.

  228. Copperhead65 says:

    Does anyone think that by leaving Nova in, is Girardi trying to find out how he does in pressure situations for the playoffs?

  229. ZZ says:

    If Nova got out of this inning with 1 run like he should have he was very likely going out for the 7th inning.

    Yet his catcher completely screwed up his night with just an inexcusable play.

    Cervelli absolutely cannot get a start in the postseason.

  230. Kit says:

    C’mon, Boone.

  231. seimiya says:

    Missed the play. Catcher Inference? What?

  232. LGY says:

    Son of a bitch

  233. DallasGreen says:

    grandy thought it was hit harder than it was

  234. Awesome. Score 4, give 3 back. We have to be better than this…

  235. Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF) says:

    Dan Johnson. .215 avg Yankee killer

    sickening…

  236. ZZ says:

    Cervelli has now cost them 2 runs. Your backup catcher cost you 2 runs because of his defense. Hard to believe.

  237. iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

    Damn it.

  238. Esteban says:

    That was a strike

  239. Mickey Scheister says:

    Fuck! It MUST be Eiland’s fault!

    /bigdaddy’d

  240. Kit says:

    It looks like Boone’s not getting calls, or am I just confused?

  241. smurfy says:

    Nova pitched Longoria brilliantly. I was as disconcerted as y’all with Nova falling apart, but let us acknowledge Joe’s savvy in letting that young stubborn man continue.

  242. Carlosologist says:

    If history repeats itself, the last time Nova crapped the bed in the middle innings we won that game on a dramatic Jorge homer. Let’s hope for the same tonight…

    • Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF) says:

      and Boone did not help Nova last time as well.

    • ZZ says:

      I don’t see how he crapped the bed.

      • Carlosologist says:

        He allowed three consecutive runners to reach base and after two runs came in, Logan allowed the third runner to score. He pissed away an early lead he was given because of Joe’s inexplicable long leash with Nova.

        Don’t get me wrong, I like Nova, but I’m not a fan of how Joe is letting him work himself into trouble and not getting him out when it may end up changing the course of the game.

  243. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Jeez Boone’s been terrible this past week.

  244. Copperhead65 says:

    I feel sick

  245. bexarama says:

    Boone you should go back to being effective

  246. iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

    C’mon….. WTF!!!!

  247. cjc says:

    nice fucking job and where was that pitch fuck

  248. Slappy White says:

    And NOW the zone gets all tight

  249. Mike R says:

    This reminds me of when we brought Logan in to let up that homerun and give the Rays back the lead last week..

  250. Copperhead65 says:

    Gaudin????????

  251. Mickey Scheister says:

    THAT WAS A FLIPPING STRIKE. Damn decrepit umps!

  252. DallasGreen says:

    way too many walks from logan lately

  253. cjc says:

    oh yes please bring in gaudan because we haven’t had enough of him yet this inning is just awesome

  254. Slappy White says:

    I know I didnt just see Chad Gaudin….. Kit, tell me I didnt

  255. Mike R says:

    He’s gonna give one to Pena right down the pipe.. He has absolutely no command recently..

  256. iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

    Oh for fuck sake…. God damnit!!!!!

  257. Cy Pettitte says:

    PLEASE MAKE MORE STUPID MISTAKES

    how is this inning still going

  258. Mickey Scheister says:

    Really? Pena with an infield single. Wowza.

  259. cjc says:

    this is a bad joke right I mean serously not one hard hit ball and they have 3 runs can’t make it up

  260. Esteban says:

    What’s next?? A catcher’s interference and a MT misplay in the same inning? Seriously?

  261. Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF) says:

    Mark Toexeira :-(

  262. iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

    shit shit shit shit shit shit shit

  263. LGY says:

    Now this game gets unecessarily stressful

  264. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Gaudin??????????

    ????????????????????????????

    ????????????????????????????????????????????????????/

  265. Copperhead65 says:

    Chad Guadin

    why not chamberlain?

  266. Cy Pettitte says:

    Chad Gaudin is being brought in NOW?…I might pass out

  267. Little Bill says:

    Did Kay just say we’re calling on Chad Gaudin? Is he serious?

  268. Avi says:

    i don’t like the way this game is going.
    tight games are tough to win in the late innings against the rays.
    Benoit/ Balfour/ Soriano…

  269. MikeD says:

    Annoyance.

    Annoyance at Berkman for swinging at that 3-1 pitch.

    Annoyance at how Nova pitched the 6th.

    Annoyance at how this inning has gone.

    I’ll be fine.

  270. It'sATarp says:

    Chad Gaudin…are you shitting me

  271. Stratman9652 says:

    A slow mo Mark Teixera “ohhhh shhhhiiitttttt”… things you dont see often.

  272. Mike R says:

    You know when Tex can’t make the play somethings going horribly wrong. I’m just waiting on the grand slam… Chaud Gaudin bases loaded… I really don’t understand some of these moves Girardi makes, this could be the game right here and you have in Gaudin? Same thing with letting Mitre pitch the 11th in Tampa when better more reliable relievers are available.

  273. bexarama says:

    Gaudin? Face. Palm.

  274. Jon says:

    awesome and the sox just tied there game too. what a great half hour this has been

  275. mike c says:

    somebody run to the game and stop girardi from putting in gaudin

  276. cjc says:

    this has disaster written all over it I can see it now Upton smoke a ball in the gap

  277. Slappy White says:

    I was so happy, and now, not so much

  278. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Innings like these shouldn’t happen, especially after you take a 4-0 lead. And especially on walks and catcher interference.

  279. Copperhead65 says:

    It was toooo smoooothhh to be true

  280. Mickey Scheister says:

    Please no Gaudin, please no Gaudin. Please no Gaudin, please no Gaudin. Please no Gaudin, please no Gaudin. Please no Gaudin, please no Gaudin. Please no Gaudin, please no Gaudin. Please no Gaudin, please no Gaudin.

  281. Copperhead65 says:

    George must be turning over in grave

  282. Graig not Craig says:

    Is it my imagination, or have we been plagued by the BIG inning lately? We need to shut the door!!!

  283. Little Bill says:

    Why would you bring your worst reliever into a 1 run game with the bases loaded? And this game is for 1st place! Joba threw to one hitter yesterday! One!

  284. Mickey Scheister says:

    At least he can’t get the loss, right?

  285. Cy Pettitte says:

    Joe playing the Gaudin match ups…lol didn’t know those existed

  286. Jose the Satirist says:

    Don’t worry guys. This is just happening so the game is more interesting when it is on Yankees Classics.

  287. cjc says:

    can anyone throw stirkes please

  288. Pat D says:

    I’ll take Epic Fail Relief Appearances for $400, Alex.

  289. iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

    so apparently a strike is a difficult task for the bullpen.

  290. swisher's fauxhawk says:

    What is with this absurd faith in Chad Gaudin that Girardi has?

  291. DallasGreen says:

    ugly

  292. It'sATarp says:

    just throw one down the middle…please

  293. Hahaha of COURSE he’ll walk a run in.

  294. JFH says:

    why do we keep going to the same well?

  295. cjc says:

    this is my nightmare

  296. Slappy White says:

    I Fuckin cant figure out why no Joba. One batter yesterday

  297. Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF) says:

    Gaudin giving back the Garza walk…bummer inning

  298. CBean says:

    So we’ve already given up on this game?

  299. Cy Pettitte says:

    fucking Gaudin..this is the WORST inning ever

  300. LGY says:

    These innings are becoming too common

  301. Mickey Scheister says:

    Fuck you Gaudin!

  302. Jon in CUO says:

    OK, so Girardi is managing like these are just exhibition games. I can appreciate the need to rest key pieces for the postseason. But why should we bother watching anymore?

  303. Hey look at the bright side, there’s no way Chad makes the postseason roster after this.

  304. Leo says:

    Gaudin is a worthless pile of shit.

  305. JFH says:

    i love this team. but this stretch of games against playoff caliber teams has been ridiculous. when will it end?

  306. V says:

    I honestly don’t understand letting Nova face Longoria with 0 out and bases loaded but not Johnson with 2 outs and man on 3rd.

  307. Poopy Pants says:

    This is horrifying, especially while drinking wine and listening to Philip Glass.

  308. Avi says:

    GAUDIN??????
    F— GIRARDI!!!!!!!!!!!
    Can they bring Torre in to manage the rest of the game, i mean season?

  309. Cy Pettitte says:

    strike zone is non existant

  310. mike c says:

    girardi really must not want to come back next year

  311. ZZ says:

    This is almost surreal that Gaudin is in this game.

    I would love to know what is going through Girardi’s mind right now.

  312. It'sATarp says:

    please get Him out of here we still javy, Albeldjo and other pitchers in the pen. You suck girardi

  313. Graig not Craig says:

    CASH, SIGN TORRE NOW!!!! Don’t let him leave the bulding.

  314. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Can’t defend Girardi here.

  315. Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF) says:

    Nova has had no bullpen support. We should not have to rely on Gaudin in a close game against the rays

  316. Eirias says:

    Joe continuing to forgo Albaladejo.

  317. Dream of Electric Sheep says:

    Where the fuck is Javy or Joba ? WTF is Joe G doing ?

  318. Chris says:

    On a night when apparently Joe doesn’t want to use any of the top relievers why with 78 pitches would you take out Nova when you stuck with him with the bases loaded for two batters?

    • Kit says:

      Because he got screwed over on what would’ve been the first out. And if the double play had still happened, he would’ve gotten out of the inning.

  319. Little Bill says:

    If Girardi wants to rest Joba, Robertson, Wood for this game then we better not see them enter the game later on. If he uses those guys anyway then why not use them WITH THE BASES LOADED UP BY 1? That’s when you use them. You use a guy like Gaudin when nobody is on base.

    • Pasqua says:

      Because it’s only the sixth! THE SIXTH! I think we all know that if any of those guys walk to the mound before the “short relief” innings, they immediately turn into 87-year-old internists with funny nicknames.

  320. Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF) says:

    I hate when Yankee fans do the 2 strike Guidry cheer for Chad gaudin…

  321. Pat D says:

    Tonight’s post game press conference ought to be interesting.

  322. smurfy says:

    That was a scary fly ball when it started.

  323. Mickey Scheister says:

    Someone, anyone PLEASE tell me why Gaudin pitched in that spot? Please!

  324. Poopy Pants says:

    The Yankees are (pretty much) already in the playoffs, so this game doesn’t really matter.

    • Little Bill says:

      They’re in the playoffs but it’d be nice to win the division and get home field, right? Girardi has so many better options out there- Javy, Alby, Joba who haven’t been overworked. I get resting Wood and Robertson but you know we’ll see one of the better bullpen guys come into the game later on so why not use them in that big spot instead? Bring Gaudin into a situation where nobody is on base and only if you have to.

      • Poopy Pants says:

        Wrong, Little Bill! Wrong! I hope Swisher pitches next inning just to give Mitre some rest (is Mitre still on the team?)

  325. China Joe says:

    Note to Girardi: Gaudin IS NOT Al Aceves…don’t try to use him like Aceves, EVER!

  326. cano is the bro says:

    wow girardi stop putting in gaudin in high leverage situations….he’s only like our worst reliever….

  327. Sick Nwisher says:

    Does anyone have a clue to what is going on in this game? Is Girardi for real?

  328. MikeD says:

    George M. Steinbrenner just called and fired someone.

  329. It'sATarp says:

    Can someone please punch joe and tell him javy is still in the pen and has not pitched in 2 weeks.

  330. Jamie G. says:

    Girardi leaves me speechless…he sucks!!!

  331. Pat D says:

    Chad Gaudin theme song:

    Nobody can do (WALKS!) like I do.
    Nobody can do (FAILURE!) like I do.
    Nobody can do (WTF?!?!) like I do.

    Nobody (nobody) nobody (nobody)…

  332. Avi says:

    The rays are the clear favorite to win this game at this point. they’re top three relievers are better than ours.

  333. ZZ says:

    Suddenly it may be a good night to have Torre at the game.

    Might need to get him a seat a little closer to the action ;)

  334. Mark from Chicago says:

    Why in the hell waste a roster spot for Albaladejo if you can’t bring him in with runners in scoring position with 2 outs? Guess all those saves down for Scranton were just bunch of worthless numbers.

    Seeing Torre tonight makes me fondly remember the good ole days when we never put up with b.s. bullpen moves like this….

    • Pat D says:

      Yea, just burning out guy’s arms/shoulders/elbows till they became ex-pitchers.

      • Mark from Chicago says:

        He seemed to handle Mariano pretty well….and oh yeah, 4 championships and 12 consecutive playoff appearances in 12 years aren’t too shabby. Seriously I couldn’t give a shit about what happened to Proctor or Sturtze.

        Don’t get me wrong, his return to the Bronx has about as much chance of happening as Bernie coming back to play, though I have had it with Girardi’s rookie managing mistakes this year.

    • Poopy Pants says:

      LOL. Torre was beyond bad with the bullpen.
      Instead of Gaudin, you’d be seeing a truly injured Vizcaino pitching for the 19th time in 20 games.

    • bexarama says:

      shit, why is the “from Chicago” on your name?

  335. Kit says:

    Brett, Brett. Get the runs back, offense, ’cause that last inning was disgusting.

  336. Jerome S says:

    This is going to be a fun, fun game.

  337. Avi says:

    i can’t understand why Gaudin is on this team

  338. Slappy White says:

    Did Kay just say “Slappy White would not like the top of the sixth” ?

  339. Dream of Electric Sheep says:

    God, I hate fucking Cervelli , I really do.

  340. Slappy White says:

    Hit and run or steal. No bunt please

  341. Pasqua says:

    I wonder if it’s possible for a manager to go into a slump. Girardi seems so tight in his decision making that it’s as if he’s overthinking the gameplan and losing perspective on the in-game suff.

  342. It'sATarp says:

    i pretty much blame cervelli for taking away an out…catcher’s interference seriously? You suck

  343. Mickey Scheister says:

    Why Is Cervelli still in the game? For his stellar D! Oh, okay!

  344. Slappy White says:

    Cervelli is becoming a drama queen

  345. Cy Pettitte says:

    nice hit and run, speed kills

  346. Little Bill says:

    Girardi took off the bunt! I don’t believe it! He actually did something right.

  347. smurfy says:

    None of the young guys qualified to relieve amidst that swamping. Yankees gonna do it!

  348. Kit says:

    Whoa. You guys are not effin’ around with Brett and Cervy today. I like it. Keep getting those hits, Cervelli. They’ll make up for your defense.

  349. Pasqua says:

    Two days, two perfectly executed hit-and-runs by hideously below average ballplayers. You just can’t predict it, Suzyn.

  350. JFH says:

    ok. lets keep rolling. knock em in please.

  351. Esteban says:

    Good decision there Girardi

  352. Joe giveth, Joe taketh away. Good call for the hit and run instead of the bunt.

  353. C says:

    Do other managers in series’ to decide the division winner also manage like its spring training?

  354. Jonnysaysrelax says:

    The pitching can never get in sync. The starters were amazing while the bullpen stunk for the first half. Then the bullpen got great later on while the starting went down hill (i.e. Burnett) Now the starting pitching is getting better while the bullpen keeps giving it back. Never ends!

  355. Mickey Scheister says:

    Cervelli 3-3, I eat my words. Even a broken clock is right at least two times a day, unless it’s digital then your fucked.

  356. Kit says:

    Hey Derek, you remember that awesome ground double? Can you repeat that?

  357. Copperhead65 says:

    If Chad stays, we need more then 1 run

  358. Carlosologist says:

    Hit a bomb, Derek. It would make the Boss proud.

  359. Esteban says:

    There you go Cervelli

  360. Leo says:

    Thanks Captain!

  361. PaulF says:

    good game for Jeter!

  362. JFH says:

    thank you derek. welcome back.

  363. smurfy says:

    whoo, baby. No stopping us now.

  364. MikeD says:

    Carl Crawford taking notes on how to take third base from Cervelli.

  365. Pasqua says:

    If that’s the game-winning hit and I have to hear about how “Derek did it for George,” I swear to god…

  366. Avi says:

    Seeing eye single for Jeet.
    WTF was Cervelli doing going to third??

  367. Cy Pettitte says:

    el Capitan! and Cervelli to third

    great bounce back inning

  368. China Joe says:

    Captain of the Motherfucking Yankees

  369. Mickey Scheister says:

    JETER, JETER PITCHER BEATER! Yes! Nice wheels Frankie!

  370. Slappy White says:

    Where are the Jeter haters at ? Where they at ?

  371. Dream of Electric Sheep says:

    Nice Jeter !Another dumb move by Cervelli going to 3rd, you don’t take that chance with no one out.

  372. Esteban says:

    Good performance by the Yankees offense. Five runs off Garza is pretty good.

  373. That was really stupid baserunning by Cervelli but.. no harm no foul.

  374. Little Bill says:

    Nice hit and run by Joe. That’s how you manage. I bet he’ll ruin everything by bringing in Sergio Mitre next inning.

  375. Cy Pettitte says:

    even though their pretty much out of it, Daniel Baaaaahhhhd giving up the go ahead run to the O’s is still nice

  376. Carlosologist says:

    WHAT JUST HAPPENED TO MY TV? The game went to commercial even though the inning is still going…

  377. The Once and Future Lurker says:

    Could anyone tell what they were chanting during Jeter’s at-bat?

    Also: Cervelli got SUPER pumped about being safe at third.

  378. Avi says:

    we must get two runs here (on outs).

  379. China Joe says:

    Yankee haters: “He ‘Jetered’ that ball to center.
    Yankee fans: “That’s right, and after the game he’s gonna go home and ‘Jeter’ your mom and your sister.”

  380. Jonnysaysrelax says:

    It was good move on Cervellis part. Be aggressive. Make them make a play. The Rays are an aggressive team with a specific style and if we play their game they won’t like it just like what the Yanks did to the Angels in the ALCS. Play their game! They will blink

  381. It'sATarp says:

    vintage 2009 jeter right there

  382. Will says:

    Gutsy baserunnig! Give him credit!

  383. C-GRAND IS GOOD AT THIS GAME

  384. Leo says:

    I love you Grandyman!

  385. Cy Pettitte says:

    THE GRANDY MAN

    OH MY GOD

    who needs Ajax?

  386. Mike Axisa says:

    What a fucking stud.

  387. Kit says:

    GRANDERSON! I love you so, so, so much.

  388. JFH says:

    that was a bomb!

  389. Dream of Electric Sheep says:

    GRANDer Blast ! Fuck you Joe Maddon!

  390. Carlosologist says:

    My Man 100-Grand!

    /TSJC’d

  391. Copperhead65 says:

    Fuck Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  392. Total Dominication says:

    The Grandy Man can!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  393. Esteban says:

    What a shot!!!

    Oh the Grandy man can….. OH the Grandy Man can

  394. Jonnysaysrelax says:

    Thank you Kevin Long!!!

  395. smurfy says:

    ask, and you shall receive.

  396. bexarama says:

    Holy crap Curtis is killing it tonight.

  397. PaulF says:

    Haha stupid maddon bringing in a righty. I have tears of joy for Curtis.

  398. It'sATarp says:

    Ajax would have done that

  399. CBean says:

    Oh thank god for Granderson. Ajax who?

  400. ZZ says:

    I have a feeling Granderson is suddenly going to have a lot of fans come November.

    The Clutch Tag will be applied.

  401. Typical Granderson. Solo shot in a low leverage situation.

    Boooo!!!!!

  402. larryf says:

    A Curtis Blow I Want You to Know!!!!

  403. Copperhead65 says:

    Pour it on Leave no doubt

  404. Pat D says:

    Damon and Matsui are still better.

  405. Avi says:

    wow, granderson turned on that ball like a true power hitter – very pretty!

  406. Kit says:

    I take great pleasure in knowing you’re upset, Garza. How’s your beard feeling?

  407. Poopy Pants says:

    Girardi is a genius. Yanks are winning AND he rested the bullpen.

  408. ZZ says:

    Granderson should have squeezed there.

    Small ball>HR

  409. Carlosologist says:

    If the pole wasn’t in the way, that would have easily gone into the third deck.

  410. Sick Nwisher says:

    This game is still not Gaudin or Mitre proof, keep it up Boys!!!

  411. Mike Axisa says:

    Obviously, the right thing to do would have been a squeeze play.

  412. Mickey Scheister says:

    Take that take that take that! HOT, sicker than your (batting) average Grandy pop pitches on instinct! Thank you Grandy! My Detroit players!

  413. Copperhead65 says:

    Game is not over yet

    Remember who is on the mound

  414. Graig not Craig says:

    Who will pitch the seventh?

  415. bonestock94 says:

    2011 Prediction for Grandy

    270/350/470, 30 homers and 25 steals

  416. Kit says:

    A Nick Swisher fist pump?

    /jealous

  417. Jonnysaysrelax says:

    I’m not gonna be happy until we get the W, these are the 2 best teams in baseball.

  418. Little Bill says:

    Now that we have a 4 run lead again Joe will probably bring in Joba, Wood, Robertson, Javy, and Mo to close out the game. Gotta keep Gaudin fresh for tomorrow’s big spot.

  419. Mike Axisa says:

    That’s awesome. Swish just made that kid’s day, week, month.

  420. larryf says:

    Grandy signed a ton of autographs before the game yesterday in Baltimore as Yankee fans threw balls/caps/jerseys over the dugout to him. He was patient and must have signed 100 items.

    Curtis Gran?

    Solid man…..

  421. Total Dominication says:

    Nick Swisher=the bomb

  422. Mike Axisa says:

    Heh, all the Rays fans on Twitter are complaining about Maddon.

    See, it’s not just Girardi!

  423. Carlosologist says:

    Since the Reinvention, Granderson is hitting (not counting tonight): .264/.357/.528

  424. larryf says:

    Yankee fans doing the AlbalaDEJO chant for Robbie…

  425. JFH says:

    phillies just beat the braves, i am not happy about that.

    • Ray the Anti-Handle says:

      =(

      Ideally, I’d like to see the Braves, Reds, Rockies, and either one of Padres/Giants. I’m pretty happy as long as I get to watch some Rocktober and see the Braves stick it to the Phillies.

  426. Carlosologist says:

    Does anybody want to help me with my History notes? :P

  427. Copperhead65 says:

    Wow

    those last two calls sucked

  428. Pete says:

    wow this is the first time i’ve ever seen Jaso bat. I feel like i need to wash my eyes.

  429. ZZ says:

    This seems like the ideal spot to bring Robertson in. Definitely better than the bases loaded.

  430. Kit says:

    Javy! I thought you were dead.

  431. AndrewYF says:

    It would be really, really sweet if the Yankees clinched a playoff spot AND eliminated the Red Sox on their home turf, on the same day.

    But I would not be too disappointed if it happened earlier.

  432. It'sATarp says:

    wait up 4 we send in D-rob and with the bases loaded we send in gaudin /speechless

  433. Mickey Scheister says:

    Luke Scott rocks! Yeah! Beat those evil Red Sox!

  434. All Star Carl says:

    Too good of an 0-2 pitch. Throw your curve.

  435. Little Bill says:

    lol, Robertson in and Javy warming up! Will Joe manage to burn through Wood, Joba, and Mo before the day’s out? At least Gaudin is well rested for tomorrow when Hughes gets in trouble.

  436. It'sATarp says:

    god we’re getting BABIP’d to death

  437. Kit says:

    Robbie! C’mon, D-Rob. Another ground ball would be nice. Keep them at 4 runs and nothing more.

  438. Esteban says:

    He’s so smoooth. Too bad he’s so lazy.

  439. So Wood and D-Rob were available after all, there goes that explanation.

  440. Little Bill says:

    Robertson’s in a bit of trouble here. If only we could use Chad Gaudin again. Oh well, he’ll be fully rested tomorrow. Better that he gets rest than Robertson or Wood.

  441. JohnnyC says:

    Girardi edging toward a Torre-like usage of his bullpen. Disturbingly non sequitor.

  442. MikeD says:

    While it doesn’t relate to his HR off a righty, Grandy’s BA against lefties it up in the .240s. Quite an improvement from earlier this season.

  443. Mickey Scheister says:

    These Rays are pesky!

  444. Avi says:

    I was hoping Robertson, wood and Joba weren’t available tonight so i’d know Girardi isn’t abusing drugs. I certainly hope he gets the help he needs.

  445. Cy Pettitte says:

    Burning everyone in the pen tonight for shits and giggles?

  446. Kit says:

    Kerry didn’t look that good yesterday, Joe. Why not give him a day?

  447. Dela G says:

    this game is so effing odd

    very very odd

  448. Cecala says:

    “Wood coming on”

    TWSS

  449. Hummingbird S. says:

    Why can’t D-Rob finish the inning?

  450. Dream of Electric Sheep says:

    What’s up with not bring Joba in with 4 run lead in the 7th? Because Drob is better against lefties? The dude pitched 2 inning yesterday.

    • It'sATarp says:

      further more why couldn;t we just use d-rob to get one out in the 6th then go to joba for the 7th…seems like less work for both

      • Dream of Electric Sheep says:

        I get your drift. There are many permutations that doesn’t involved using more Drob and fucking Gaudin tonight.

  451. Copperhead65 says:

    I hate the fact that Yankees have made Dan Johnson a star

  452. CBean says:

    I really wanted the Yankees to do well enough tonight to not have to go to Mo.

  453. Dream of Electric Sheep says:

    Dan Johnson, Matt Joyce and Pena is not exactly Ortiz , Gehrig and Griffey, how about Royce Ring for an out here as well?

  454. Graig not Craig says:

    Nova – Logan – Gaudin – Robertson – Wood? Am I really watching the Yankees?

  455. Kit says:

    Uno mas, Kerry.

  456. Eirias says:

    Why would Girardi want to manage the Cubs? That’s an entire month every year he misses out on switching pitchers or pinch hitters.

  457. Stratman9652 says:

    I absolutely love the colors of Cervelli’s glove. If only i had a spare 300 bucks kicking around.

  458. Kit says:

    Where the fuck was that?!

  459. Cy Pettitte says:

    WHAT THE FUCK

    the strike zone is NO EXISTANT

  460. Hummingbird S. says:

    How’s that not a strike?

  461. Oh my god. Where the fuck was that?

  462. Esteban says:

    Tim McCleland has been terrrrrrrible

  463. Mike Axisa says:

    Where the fuck was that? Come on.

  464. smurfy says:

    what kinda mojo does Dan Johnson have? That was a strike!

  465. Avi says:

    that was a strike!

  466. Will (the other one) says:

    C’mon, Tim. Seriously.

  467. Dela G says:

    give me an effing break ump, that was strike 3

  468. Mickey Scheister says:

    Right down fucken broadway. This is hard to watch. Tim You SUCK!

  469. Kit says:

    I really don’t get this strike zone, Tim. Is it in an odd shape or something because it should be rectangular, stupid.

  470. I hope Selig stayed long enough to watch this disaster of an umpire.

  471. CBean says:

    Please get out of this Kerry. Also, why didn’t Javy come out tonight? I’d assumed it’d be a combo of Nova/Javy pitching tonight. And he can go many innings.

  472. It'sATarp says:

    god this ump has helped the rays score at least 4 runs tonight

  473. AndrewYF says:

    McClellan is a fucking mess.

  474. Carlosologist says:

    Javy for teh eighth?

  475. Stratman9652 says:

    And then he calls a pitch in the batters box a strike? WTF?

  476. Chip says:

    SAME DAMN PITCH

  477. cjc says:

    yeah Kerry fuck you Tim fuck you

  478. Dela G says:

    unbelievable how bad this k zone has been all game

  479. AndrewYF says:

    By the way, that was SO bush league for Dan Johnson to act like that was a ball. He knew it was a strike. He should have started walking towards the dugout instead of putting on that disgusting and unnecessary show of waiting to see what the umpire would say.

  480. bexarama says:

    I think this ump has some of these Rays players on his fantasy team and wants them to walk and not K

  481. Esteban says:

    She looks very nervous

  482. charliechoochoo says:

    Part of that is Cervelli not placing it for the ump like Jorge does. Jorge does that so well.

  483. Mickey Scheister says:

    I’m starting a petition to get umps eyes tested. Why are all umps so old? This is brutal, Sugar Honey Ice Tead!

  484. C says:

    They should seriously audit some umps at the end of the year and go through their calls pitch by pitch. I’d love to hear some of their explanations.

  485. charliechoochoo says:

    She’s great.

  486. Dela G says:

    that was one hell of a performance by his granddaughter. Might want to bring her back every game

  487. Slappy White says:

    I wanna Marry that grand daughter, get in that family, but unfortunately there are circumstances

  488. Dream of Electric Sheep says:

    Do you bring Kerry out in the eighth or you go to Joba? I am assuming that Mo is available.

    Also, as said before , why not try ring against these lefties? You have margin for errors there.

  489. MikeD says:

    Wouldn’t mind seeing Albie pitch in these type of situations, as opposed to Gaudin.

  490. Kit says:

    More runs, guys. Let Albie handle the 9th.

  491. Kit says:

    Our 3,4,5 hitters look sad in that box score. =(

  492. Esteban says:

    Well, he might not hit HRs but good old Lance has been hitting and getting on base like crazy since he came off the DL

  493. Reggie C. says:

    Nice job Berkman.

    NO. BUNTING.

  494. Graig not Craig says:

    Fat Elvis! Way to look at the ball and stand there!

  495. Dela G says:

    good fucking god, bunting for the loss

  496. Kit says:

    Oh fuck damn it, Brett.

  497. Esteban says:

    Yay for bunts up 3!!!!

  498. Reggie C. says:

    AND THAT’S WHY !!

  499. Cy Pettitte says:

    Bret needs bunt school

  500. V says:

    Aren’t you glad the Yankees keep bunting?

  501. The Once and Future Lurker says:

    STOP BUNTING, JOE.

  502. Mike Axisa says:

    Yep, love that bunt. Such a high percentage play.

  503. Klemy says:

    I think we’ve said this before…

    STOP FUCKING BUNTING!

  504. It'sATarp says:

    why the fuck would you bunt here

  505. Hummingbird S. says:

    Gardner should never bunt. He sucks at it.

  506. CBean says:

    Stop making Gardner bunt

  507. Wait why didn’t that score 3 runs?

    Give me a break Joe. Gardner shouldn’t be asked to bunt, ever. He’s a pitch-seeing, on-base machine. LET HIM SWING THE FUCKING BAT!

  508. Chip says:

    Damn it, Gardner is a bad bad bunter

  509. MikeD says:

    Lord, spare me. What is it with Girardi and bunts? The man has a .390 OBP.

  510. Klemy says:

    Top this off with Mitre pitching next inning to get my blood boiling…

  511. Jon in CUO says:

    What the fuck, Joe?

  512. Mickey Scheister says:

    Gardner, learn how to bunt! You coulda set the table for that slugger Cervelli!

  513. V says:

    On one hand, Gardner really should learn how to bunt. On the other hand, Girardi needs to stop asking this team to bunt.

  514. Slappy White says:

    Bashing the shit outta the ball > Small ball

  515. cjc says:

    what a terrible terrible bunter he is.

    Whether you like the play or not for a little speedster like him there is really no excuse what so ever to not have that in his arsenal.

  516. ND Mike says:

    No more bunting from Gardner. He’d do better to lean over the plate and take one for the team.

  517. Chip says:

    You know what, if Gardner is a good bunter and he gets that down, I’m really not upset with it. I mean he’s got a shot with his speed to make it to first anytime but there’s no excuse for a major league player to be popping up bunts like that

  518. Ray the Anti-Handle says:

    OBP machine with the backup catcher coming up and you bunt? YOU BUNT!? The guy already walked one…

  519. Reggie C. says:

    I feel like Joe G. just wasted a perfectly good inning.

    The man just doesnt have good instincts.

  520. larryf says:

    Gardy almost impossible to double up. Bunt not needed.

  521. Esteban says:

    You cannot stop this Cervelli guy

  522. Graig not Craig says:

    Boston loses. Magic number is 6. Let’s make it 5.

  523. Cy Pettitte says:

    Cervelli hitting this good making me uncomfortable

  524. All Star Carl says:

    O’s win.

  525. Carlosologist says:

    New rule: NO MORE BUNTING WITH GUYS WHO HAVE OBPs WELL OVER .350

  526. Kit says:

    Damn, Cervelli. You keep getting hits like that and develop a little power and stop being so dramatic and people might actually like you. Maybe. Don’t quote me on that.

  527. Mickey Scheister says:

    3 for 3, 1.000 OBP, what a slugger!

  528. Mariano's Pimp Hand says:

    The weird thing is that when I was in Tampa this spring Gardner was doing a LOT of bunting. How hard is it to learn to bunt?

  529. ND Mike says:

    How about instead of batting practice, bunting practice… the ENTIRE team. Postseason is coming…

  530. larryf says:

    Cervelli should change his name to Frank Cervelli. Better for the chant from the crowd.

  531. Mickey Scheister says:

    Where are these pitches missing, that 3-0 was high but damn.

  532. Jonnysaysrelax says:

    Magic # down to 6, lets hope it gets down to 5

  533. Ray the Anti-Handle says:

    Annnnd Cervelli proves me wrong. Guess he’s trying to make up for his interference.

  534. Dream of Electric Sheep says:

    I just realized that the Phils has 90 wins. Baseball is such a long season. I never thought the Phil would have almost the same record as us base on their mid season swoon.

  535. Jon in CUO says:

    Girardi really needs to attend the Earl Weaver School of Managing.

    It’s sort of amazing, that as much time as he spends around the Yankees, he still employs an in-game strategy that runs counter to the team’s unique talents (hitting for power, getting on base.) It’s almost like he doesn’t understand the team’s fundamental strengths and weaknesses.

    • larryf says:

      and how about a good Earl argument, turning his cap around and getting kicked out? Never gonna see that! He doesn’t argue balls and strikes or safe/out calls on the bases. It’s just not him and we’ll just have to put up with it world championship after world championship…

  536. bexarama says:

    Red Sox lost, magic number down to 6. :)

  537. Slappy White says:

    Lets get that Joe T 6 pic up there cause it aint gonna last long

  538. It'sATarp says:

    i want to kill the guy who invented bunting…it;s for pitchers and bad hitters…not guys with a .390 obp

  539. Best. Magic Number Pic. Ever.

  540. Copperhead65 says:

    Man everytime Pena swings, it seems he saying goodbye to millions($)

  541. Chip says:

    Wow, Wood’s curve is as nasty as it gets. Put Hughes in a room and show him some video of that

  542. Slappy White says:

    Awesome Job guys, great to get a shot of Coney in there

  543. smurfy says:

    Wood dood good.

  544. Kit says:

    Tex is loud as hell. Love him. More runs, guys. I want the Rays to feel bad about themselves after this set.

  545. swisher's fauxhawk says:

    Kerry Wood is the savior.

    We’re not worthy.

  546. Chip says:

    OK, I’ll admit it, I’m very impressed by Wood (heh)

  547. Graig not Craig says:

    Runs, please. Let Mo relax.

  548. Carlosologist says:

    Let’s get that pic to one of Mr. DiMaggio.

    Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio
    A nation turns its lonely eyes to you (Woo, woo, woo)
    What’s that you say, Mrs. Robinson
    Joltin’ Joe has left and gone away
    (Hey, hey, hey…hey, hey, hey)

  549. Mickey Scheister says:

    Now it’s a strike. Nice strike zone, dick!

  550. UncleArgyle says:

    Flash had 7 (seven!) 2 Home Run games?

  551. Slappy White says:

    Sadly, I remember the game Flaherty is talking about. I remember saying, “this jackass finally does something and Joe still thinks he sucks”

  552. Kit says:

    Grandy came to play the Rays into the ground today.

  553. Graig not Craig says:

    Wow. Were those pitches as scattered and awful as Gameday made them appear? They were Ekstrom-bad.

  554. Graig not Craig says:

    Go Tex. Bunt him over to third!!

  555. Carlosologist says:

    Oh that’s just not fair.

  556. Esteban says:

    Got to do a better job there fans

  557. Cy Pettitte says:

    man, none of those fans could swat that away?

  558. Dela G says:

    cmon fans, what the fuck. break that play up

  559. V says:

    Yankee fans at the stadium piss me off. Of all the times to interfere, that’s one.

  560. Mickey Scheister says:

    Okay let’s play Cash Cab, okay he plays a mean Center Field for the Yanks, can hit multiple jacks in one game and steals bases, who is he?

  561. ND Mike says:

    I think Tex needs to sit for a couple of more days off.

  562. Adam Parker says:

    Crawford is a frackin’ thief.

  563. NYY-SWISH says:

    When was the last time Tex hit a HR?

  564. Mickey Scheister says:

    Brackman got the call, time for a cup of coffee. Yes! He’s gonna impress, I guarantee!

  565. smurfy says:

    Ialmost fell asleep at 8:45. Glad we rallied!

  566. Kit says:

    THAT WAS FOUL!

  567. Dream of Electric Sheep says:

    I have become a Jaso fan. He gets on base and grinds out ABs.

  568. Steve O. says:

    Naturally, our best reliever is used in low leverage situations with three run leads, and our worst reliever is used in high leverage situations with the bases loaded and one run lead.

  569. Cy Pettitte says:

    robot umps….

  570. CBean says:

    Ok Mo, get us out of this and tomorrow the Yankees will score lots of runs so you can rest.

  571. smurfy says:

    the first strike to Crawford was a heavvy fastball. Beat him, impressed me, and registered only 90.

  572. MikeD says:

    So there was a poll during the pre-game show that asked who were the four HOFers who pitched for the Yankees during George Steinbrenner’s years owning the Yankees. I don’t think I saw the answer. I can only remember three, which means it was either an all-time great who passed through the Yankees at the very end, or I’m missing someone very obvious.

    I have Catfish Hunter, Phil Neikro and Goose Gossage. Who is the fourth?

  573. Dela G says:

    cmon carl, give up…

  574. ND Mike says:

    I wish Mo could throw a change up, even if it was once every 100 pitches. I’d be funny to watch someone miss by 3 feet.

    • JFH says:

      he has a change and breaks it out once in a while during spring training. never uses it during the regular season.

    • MikeD says:

      He actually had a solid major league change-up when he was a starter in the minors. He shelved it when he became a reliever, and especially once he started throwing the cutter. There seems to be some issue for pitchers in mastering both the cutter and the change-up. They usually only pick one. Mo picked wisely.

  575. PaulF says:

    Hopefully Phil can go 8 tomorrow and hand it off to Joba. Probably no Mo, maybe no Wood/DRob

  576. Have the Rays had any solid hits in this game? I mean… any? How the hell do they have 6 runs?!

  577. Kit says:

    You’re irritating me, Evan.

  578. Esteban says:

    You gotta be kidding me. Have the Rays hit any balls hard tonight (pause)

  579. It'sATarp says:

    here comes yankee kill dan johnson

  580. Dela G says:

    this is such a tight zone…

  581. PaulF says:

    God our pitchers have gotten no calls today.

  582. Klemy says:

    Okay, it’s cute that the game is still going but lets end it now.

  583. Sick Nwisher says:

    Fear Johnson?

  584. Slappy White says:

    Mo, PLEEEEEEEAAASSSSSEE

  585. ND Mike says:

    Hey, the ump can call a strike!

  586. Total Dominication says:

    I don’t approve of these runs off of Mo.

  587. Kit says:

    C’mon, Mo. One more strike/out.

  588. smurfy says:

    Just saw him off, Mo

  589. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    This is a joke.

  590. PaulF says:

    Is Mo broken?

  591. Mickey Scheister says:

    Cmon Mo!!!

  592. CBean says:

    I am very stressed out.

  593. iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

    the bullpen….not their finest hour

  594. Graig not Craig says:

    Why the drama, Mo?

  595. Klemy says:

    Timmy really needs to take a look at this video tape after the game.

  596. Ray the Anti-Handle says:

    Gameday shows that pitch over the plate. How did that hit him?

  597. Carlinho says:

    What is happening to Mo lately? It seems like now he needs a 3 run cushion….I hope this is only temporary….he can’t be like that in the post season

  598. Hummingbird S. says:

    Where’s his command?

  599. Klemy says:

    Thank God.

  600. Dela G says:

    thank god that’s over…

    YANKEES WIN!

  601. CBean says:

    Oh thank God.

  602. Leo says:

    Oh thank God! That was scary and dramatic but a win is a win!

  603. Kit says:

    Oh thank God. That was way more stressful than I wanted it to be. Help Mo rest tomorrow, guys.

  604. smurfy says:

    Big ass win!

  605. Mickey Scheister says:

    Exhale, fuck! That was stressful!

  606. JFH says:

    not a clean inning, but they did not hit him hard either.

  607. Slappy White says:

    Thank You Mo. I still Believe

  608. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Magic Number: Joe DiMaggio.

  609. ND Mike says:

    Where the FUCK are these pitches? Even CB Buckner can make these calls.

  610. Chip says:

    Ahhhhh finally!

  611. bexarama says:

    Meh, Mo’s just going through his normal August slump a month late. And he looks pissed at himself. Like, my last concern with this team.

    1.5 up, magic number 5. :D

  612. Bye Coney, we hardly knew ye.

  613. Copperhead65 says:

    Gotta admit, I was sweating

  614. Total Dominication says:

    He was just fuckin’ with ‘em.

  615. Carlinho says:

    He will not be able to pitch tomorrow….I think his arm is very tired….

  616. Dela G says:

    the situation ended up helping out granderson?? i had no idea he was on the yankees this year…

  617. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Remember when Mo’s ERA was like 0.99? Jeez his command has been so bad lately. Somebody remind the geezer that he’s still a fucking beast.

    • Avi says:

      every season mariano has one or two slumps where he blows a few saves and then goes on a well… MARIANO-LIKE run. Hopefully that’s what’s happening where he’s getting the slump out of his system now!

  618. Copperhead65 says:

    I Think Grandys has a career in politics

  619. So thaaaaaaat’s what it’s like to watch Brad Lidge close games. I don’t like that feeling. At all.

  620. Graig not Craig says:

    Yanks vs. Rays late-night-stress = the new Yanks vs. Sox late-night- stress.

  621. Kit says:

    Gaudin gets the win and I am unhappy about that.

  622. MikeD says:

    I enjoyed the result, but the game was painful at times, minus Grandy’s shots.

  623. Zanath says:

    I’m confused whether this win should make me feel good or bad. Can someone help me?

    :-p

  624. forensic says:

    I don’t know why, but for some reason I’m very happy that Torre doesn’t get much face time as the magic number.

  625. Jon says:

    Tim McClellan- goat of the game

  626. ShuutoHeat (Don't Trade GGBG Pl0x) says:

    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/bl.....mlb-270938

    …I’m still throwing up from the collective ugliness from the pants…

    My friend took a quick look and wondered if it was a bunch of metrosexual hair stylists, she then corrected herself and said gay hair stylists. Not that there is anything wrong with that…

  627. Avi says:

    Question for Yankee Universe:
    Would you rather play Tampa or the Red Sox in the postseason?

    • Gonzo says:

      I don’t know about matchups, but facing the Rays means the Sox didn’t make the playoffs. The Sox not making the playoffs just sounds nice.

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