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.

Categories : Game Threads
  • https://twitter.com/Carcillo_ Carcillo

    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.

    • Little Bill

      It’s on now. I’m hoping they stay with it.

  • Poopy Pants

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

  • Dream of Electric Sheep

    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

  • larryf

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

    • Apollo22237

      When Gardner and Granderson are on, they are a nasty 1-2.

      • larryf

        agreed. I also like a lefty batting after Gardy…

        Derek Jeter? He doesn’t give us that edge…

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

    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

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

      Waitaminute…

    • Dream of Electric Sheep

      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

      That should tell you something about batting average

      You forgot to tell me.

  • Jerome S

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

  • Kit

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

    • Slappy White

      I think that might have been me. Damn, you hit hard

  • Me

    “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

    • http://twitter.com/dpatrickg Dirty Pena

      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.

    • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

      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.

  • https://twitter.com/Carcillo_ Carcillo

    Hey Sun Sports,

    FUCK YOU

    • Apollo22237

      Hey, hey, that kind of language isn’t appreciated. Would Mr. Steinbrenner say something like that… never mind, proceed.

    • Joey

      Agreed. Talking about the Rays baserunning and stealing. WTF?

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

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

    • Slappy White

      Yeah , whats up with that ?

    • China Joe

      Maybe Hal is pulling a Michael Corleone move, waiting until mama Stein dies before he has him executed on a fishing trip.

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

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

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

      I would also like to say that I would totally forgive Torre if he would let A-Rod punch him in the face just once. Not even hard. Just once.

  • Hughesus Christo

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

  • Kit

    Torre is going to cry, isn’t he.

  • Apollo22237

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

  • Mickey Scheister

    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!

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

      They never lose games like this.

      • Evan3457

        They also usually aren’t starting Ivan Nova vs. Matt Garza.

        FWIW, the line is Yanks favored Even-6.

  • Hughesus Christo

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

  • Slappy White

    Holy Shit, The BOSS got a big ole Monument

    • Kit

      Seriously! I did not expect that.

      • Slappy White

        I like it though. He really is responsible for the new House.

        • Kit

          Yeah. Totally great. Love it. Will be taking my nephew to see it soon.

    • Bernard

      Something seems really off about his monument being bigger than Ruth, Gehrig, Mantle, DiMaggio and Huggins combined. Hell, throw Jeter in too; he’ll get one of those some day, maybe Rivera as well. The Boss’ is still bigger than all of them combined…

  • long time listener

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

    • Kit

      Not really. But Lord knows I can’t see the word “Private” written on a door without laughing.

    • Alex S

      full on rapist

      • long time listener

        I wish the PA guy had pronounced it that way. He would have been fired at light speed, but it would have been worth it. Plus, the firing would have been a fitting tribute to the Boss.

  • Leo

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

  • J.R.

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

  • Carlosologist

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

    • Slappy White

      Doesnt yet know “The Power of Silence”

  • Dream of Electric Sheep

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

    Pavlovian conditioned.

  • Kit

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

    • Dream of Electric Sheep

      Cuz he is CLASS.

  • LGY

    I like how Mariano is just watching the plaque

  • Alex S

    lol mariano wouldn’t even acknowledge selig

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

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

  • http://www.onedayonejob.com/ Willy

    George is with God now.

  • China Joe

    Mariano bows to no man, except the Boss

  • Carlosologist

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

    • China Joe

      Why would he retire? I mean ever?

  • http://fmylife.com Bryan

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

    • Sam

      I think Mariano is Jesus

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

    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?

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

      I need Davis, Colston, and SF’s defense to get 30 more points than Reggie Bush.

      I think we’re both in situations that are doable.

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

        I need Davis and NO D to outscore whoever my opponent’s kicker is by at least 16.2 points.

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

          That is even more doable.

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

          So .. Davis goes for 100+ receiving with 2 scores and NO gets a pair of pick-sixes.

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

            This would not be ideal for me. Not at all.

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

        Sad thing is I did a before game scratch of Jahvid Best for Jamaal Charles against the Browns. He gets like 50 yards.

        Anywho, that is very doable, probably moreso than mine. I put $20 on it too. I just hope Davis is contained.

  • swisher’s fauxhawk
    • Alex S

      can anyone explain who old hoss is? why is that twitter so prominent?

      • Kit
        • Alex S

          that didn’t explain much. why is he such a bad guy?

      • long time listener

        Hands down, the best Twitter account out there. I’d love to know who’s behind it.

  • Sussex County Fan

    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!

  • MikeD

    I was kind of expecting Lou Pinella to show up.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Ugh Cervelli is starting.

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

      Posada can’t start ‘em all.

    • Little Bill

      Cervelli catches Nova and Burnett, Posada catches Hughes, Pettitte, CC.

  • Carlosologist

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

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

      I’m game. Someone should tell Girardi what the plan is

    • Kit

      I request at least one walk off so someone can go grin in David Price’s face.

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

        One walk-off where the Rays blow a huge lead, and the other games can be Yankee wins by a combined score of 48-4

        • Kit

          This is good too.

  • Kit

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

    • Kit

      Nevermind, got the answer once I saw him.

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

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

  • Kit

    Whoa. The creatures are loud today. Nice.

  • China Joe

    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!

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

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

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Wheres Nintendo vs. Sega (sp?)?

    • Carlosologist

      He got the banhammer.

      • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

        I was being sarcastic. Why the hell would I ever ask about that kid?

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

        And even if he didn’t, the Yankees aren’t losing.

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

      Banned.

    • Dream of Electric Sheep

      Sega Genesis was pretty awesome,;Altered Beast was no joke.

  • Cy Pettitte

    0-2 curve working tonight

  • MikeD

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

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

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      2

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

      One year, obviously.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Wiiiicked cold.

  • Carlosologist

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

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

      How could they not be? I was there during the July ceremony when Swisher hit the walkoff… it felt like a playoff game with everyone was so emotionally charged.

      • Carlosologist

        I’d be pumped too if I was there.

  • China Joe

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

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    BJ Downton…

    I have a billion of these…

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

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

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      Ehh not really it’s still at a high 65 percent.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Tex should have Bobby Wilson’d Garza.

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

    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.

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

      More like “throw it anywhere except down and in”

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

        Heh, exactly. He was out in front on that FB. Nice job working in the Change, Nova.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Carlosologist

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

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

    Where did that miss?

  • Mickey Scheister

    This ump is awful.

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

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

    • MikeD

      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.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Great inning, especially the Pena at bat

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

    Carlos Pena’s batting average Over/Under .199

  • Mickey Scheister

    Who needs legitimate called strikes? Hit that, bitch!

  • Carlosologist

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

    • MikeD

      You under estimate. He’s about to go on a Tulo streak, and challenge for 40!

      • Mickey Scheister

        That would be AWESOME!

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

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

  • Mickey Scheister

    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)

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

  • Dream of Electric Sheep

    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.

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

      I think he’ll be better. More FB’s, although more K’s, less walks.

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

    This is so awkward D:

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      You’re right, I’m sorry. I’ll put my pants back on. :(

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

    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.

  • Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF)

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

    Awesome.

  • Carlosologist

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

  • Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF)

    Puma looking like our new gidp machine.

    /if 1 out’d

    • Dream of Electric Sheep

      I am more curious to WTF happened to his power?

  • Mickey Scheister

    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!

    • Dream of Electric Sheep

      I am ready to trade him for Goldberg.

      • Mickey Scheister

        I’d prefer Gillberg, more gritty!

  • Cy Pettitte

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

    • All Star Carl

      He said the B-word. This is the best.

    • Cy Pettitte

      *hate not have

  • All Star Carl

    I just heard da B word from the comish

    • Mickey Scheister

      I missed it, in what context?

  • Alex S

    ooohhhh selig used the B word

  • PaulF

    Haha Selig just said bitch.

  • Kit

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

    • Mickey Scheister

      I miss Michael Kay self promoting himself. <— Words I'd never thought I'd say.

      • Kit

        I don’t miss that. I’m just bored by Selig. He says the same thing over and over.

  • Henry

    BUD SELIG SAID BTICH!

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

    Whooooah Selig said bitch o_O

  • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

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

    • All Star Carl
      • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

        Thanks!

        It’s ummm… a little out of place?

  • long time listener

    I’m tired of Bud Selig.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Bud Selig vs. John Flaherty. GO!

  • Cecala

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

  • Slappy White

    Selig, PLEASE FUCKING GO AWAY

  • PaulF

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

  • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

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

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

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

    • Dream of Electric Sheep

      Does Melky bat in front of the pitcher most of the time?

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

        He’s got ~200 ABs batting in front of the pitcher.

    • Alex S

      I think theres a saying for that

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

      wut

      (I’m guessing it has something to do with Melky usually batting 8th?)

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

        Yeah, 7 have come from batting in front of the pitcher.

        • Hall and Nokes

          The managers responsible for the other 3 have some explaining to do.

  • ZZ

    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.

    • Cecala

      It is sad how Little League is more advanced with us. All that needs to be done is wait until all of the people who are against technology to weed out then start improving the game.

      • Slappy White

        “weed out” like Die ?

        • Cecala

          I was thinking retire from the game…

          • Slappy White

            I just wondered cause I know some people that could…well, you know

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

      Jayson Stark of ESPN interviewed nearly every manager in baseball and almost all of them were in favor of expanded replay in some form. I can find the article for you if you want.

      • ZZ

        Sure. How expanded did Stark find they want it to be?

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

          http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/.....ings100916

          They all seemed to favor a “umpire in the booth” solution, definitely on fair/foul plays and to a lesser extent outs on the bases. It’s a good read, though.

          • ZZ

            Thanks. Interesting. From the way Selig was speaking it wouldn’t seem that way.

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

      It’s just that they aren’t very receptive of it. You can’t tell something to anyone if they don’t want to hear it. They’re a bit too traditional.

      • ZZ

        I am not speaking in regard to whether or not it is right or wrong for them to not be receptive or not want it.

        Just people very rarely take into account how commissioners in sports function. I would really recommend people interested in the topic to read up on the law and its relation with the major sports in the US.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Anybody who misses Snoopy Night is just plain fucking stupid.

    • Slappy White

      I want me one of them Snoopys

      • Mickey Scheister

        Me too! Snoopy > Charlie Brown

  • Mickey Scheister

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

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

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

  • Mickey Scheister

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

  • Cecala

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

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

      They remade the helmet awhile ago. It’s still the same reinforced style, just less Gazoo-like.

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

    C-GRAND!

  • All Star Carl

    Grandy!

  • Carlosologist

    Curtis we love you long time!

  • Cy Pettitte

    CURTIS

    Ajax would have had a grand slam though…

  • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

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

  • Mickey Scheister

    The Grandy man can AND DOES! My man!

  • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    Grandy Man!

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    Well done.

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

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

      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

        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

        Don’t forget the adjustments he made with Long.

      • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

        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.

  • Kit

    Grandy! Few more of those runs, please.

    • MikeD

      #20. Nice.

      Austin Jackson has 4 to go with his 159Ks.

  • Zooboy

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

  • Leo

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

    • All Star Carl

      I love that call. That and an A-Bomb! From A-Rod!

      • Leo

        Yeah but the A-Rod call is great. Granderson’s is just too cheesy for my liking.

        • MikeD

          It’s still better than Nick Swisher’s. No man should suffer with the term Swishalicious.

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

    Curtis Granderson, everybody.

  • Jerome S

    Make bank, son.

  • ZZ

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

    • Dream of Electric Sheep

      He has such quick wrist and raw power for a CFer.

  • Zooboy

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

    • Cecala

      The hit and run should be on everytime Jeter is up with a runner on first

      • Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF)

        Correct and that should be only if he has a strike on him. Until that time, Gardy should be attempting to steal.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

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

  • Mickey Scheister

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

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      That’s really far. And as dead center as can be. That’s precision.

      • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

        And there’s a huge net out there. So yeah…

  • China Joe

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

  • Kit

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

  • Slappy White

    I Love this Nova

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF)

    Nova toying with those major league hitters.

    /Scranton’d

  • Slappy White

    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?

    • Kit

      …Sorry, Slappy.

  • Kit

    Oh, Alex.

  • Carlosologist

    lol A-Rod :p

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

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

  • Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF)

    C’mon Puma-stop toppin’ the ball…

  • Alan

    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.

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

      Wow, Nova mowing them down. Keep it up, big man!

  • Dream of Electric Sheep

    Come on Gritner , smoke one in the gap.

  • Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF)

    Gardy the pest/pitch count machine.

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

  • charliechoochoo

    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.

  • Slappy White

    lol VMart….that was Giambiesque

  • Kit

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

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF)

    Nova muy bien!

  • China Joe

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

  • Slappy White

    Nickname for Nova

    “Ivan The Not-Terrible”…..?

    • swisher’s fauxhawk

      Ivan the Not-So-Terrible.

  • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

    Ivan Nova, master of my heart.

    • Dream of Electric Sheep

      Already? he has like 6 starts. This has shakespearean tragedy written all over it. I advise against such whimsical love.

      • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

        Well, Mariano Rivera is actually the master of my heart. Ivan Nova is like that cute boy I watch at track.

  • LGY

    Where’s this Nova kid comin from?

  • Kit

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

  • Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF)

    Hit and run please

  • Kit

    Yeah, Derek!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Jeter RIPPED it, man he looks good a lately

    4/80mil here he comes

  • Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF)

    Captain owns the rf corner

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

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

    • Pat D

      He is old.

      • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

        you are so wrong.

        Brett Farve

        • Pat D

          Ric Flair.

          Woooooooo!!!

    • Cecala

      Because a SSS > the rest of the season…

  • Mickey Scheister

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

  • Cecala

    Shucking clams are difficult

  • ZZ

    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.

  • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

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

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

    Put it away, offense.

  • Eirias

    No! Maddon has one too. Son of Binder!

  • Slappy White

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

  • Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF)

    RISP correction inning….

  • Kit

    Trying to shove it in the Rays’ faces?

  • ShuutoHeat (Don’t Trade GGBG Pl0x)

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

  • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    oh and wtf happened to the kim jones segments?

    i miss them :(

  • Kit

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

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Wow, Tex. Weak.

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

    Trolls in 3…2…..1….

  • ZZ

    Damn. Spoke to soon. Very in between there.

  • Dream of Electric Sheep

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

  • DallasGreen

    c’mon. lets not f this 1 up!!!

  • ShuutoHeat (Don’t Trade GGBG Pl0x)

    Sound the sirens, here come an ABOMB!

  • Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF)

    Someone needs to teach Tex to squeeze…

    /kiddin

  • Kit

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

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • DallasGreen

    oooo, just missed it

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

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

  • Kit

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

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Just missed it. Good enough, Alex.

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

    A-Rod shoulda suicide squeezed.

    Amirite?

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      Whenyourerightyoureright.

  • Slappy White

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

  • Kit

    Cowards!

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      LOL

  • DallasGreen

    let go swish!!!

  • Carlosologist

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

  • Leo

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

  • Slappy White

    Swish is gonna bust this one open

    • Slappy White

      TWSS

  • Kit

    Crush ‘em, Nick. Please and thank you.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Cmon Swish! Do the damn thing!

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

    UNLEASH THE SWISH

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

      (I’ll take that too)

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Garza just wanted to face Berkman.

  • DallasGreen

    garza’s an f-in coward

  • Carlosologist

    AHAHAHAHA Garza you suck tonight.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Slappy White

    Thank you Lizard

  • Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF)

    This inning has been c-RISP!

  • Kit

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

  • DallasGreen

    LETS GO>>PUMA!!

  • Dream of Electric Sheep

    Come on Puma, how about that long awaited blast !

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    Puma goes yard.

    • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

      well yard is a little further than the infield… shit.

  • LGY

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

  • China Joe

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

  • bonestock94

    I’ll take a walk

  • Kit

    Aw, c’mon, Berk.

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

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

    • Dream of Electric Sheep

      Err, Puma sux!
      Hating…

  • LGY

    Dammit Berkman

  • Cy Pettitte

    damn you Puma, oh wll

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

    Berkman wrryyyyy

  • Copperhead65

    What an asshole

    Swings at ball4

    • swisher’s fauxhawk

      Except, it was in the zone.

      • Copperhead65

        let it go

        it would be 3-2

        make the guy earn it

  • Jerome S

    NO killer instinct, guys.

    /I keed, I keed.

  • Copperhead65

    I could understand swinging with 3-2 count

    but 3-1?

  • Slappy White

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

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

    Just keep it on the ground, Nova.

  • DallasGreen

    that should mean a call to the bullpen

  • Mickey Scheister

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

  • Copperhead65

    Juan Miranda over Berkman hands down on post season roster

    • bonestock94

      The guy hit pretty well for a while, he seems to be slumping.

    • Kit

      I hope you’re joking.

    • Carlosologist

      Because Miranda deserves a spot… why?

      • Copperhead65

        Just my fustration taking over on that at bat

    • rbizzler

      I totes agree with this comment.

      /not really

    • Slappy White

      Enough with the Jaun Miranda
      There is a reason hes a AAA player
      Berkman>>>>>>>>>Miranda

  • Kit

    Ground ball, Ivan.

  • Mickey Scheister

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

  • bonestock94

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

    • bonestock94

      an*

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

      They tweeted earlier that they were having problems with Firefox and to use another browser.

      • bonestock94

        ah, thanks

  • Slappy White

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

    • Copperhead65

      not feeling it right now

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    c’mon joe…. fire up the bullpen.

  • Big Daddy

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

  • DallasGreen

    love me that shot of munson and george!

  • Dream of Electric Sheep

    Come on Nova , DP right here.

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

    Nice change. Fight out of this, kid!

  • Kit

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

  • C

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

    • cjc

      boy come on kid weak hit get a dp and its all good

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

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

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

    Focus on the hitter, man!

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Nova looking to give it back. Nice.

  • Cy Pettitte

    uhhh not good…

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

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

  • C

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

  • Kit

    I don’t know if I like this.

  • Slappy White

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

  • Carlosologist

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

  • ZZ

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

    Slow and distracted.

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

    Wow Cervelli… are you kidding me?

  • Cy Pettitte

    wow, what the hell was that?

  • cjc

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

  • Kit

    WTF?

  • LGY

    Oh my.

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

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

    • Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF)

      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

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

  • Mickey Scheister

    WTF?

  • Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF)

    Dammit. We need Tampa to have a crappy RISP inning

  • Leo

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

  • It’sATarp

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

    • Kit

      Moeller?

      /kidding’d

  • Big Daddy

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

    • Pat D

      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

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

      /dontfeedthetrolls

  • Cy Pettitte

    I’ll take the double play

  • ZZ

    I can’t believe Cervelli just did that.

  • Jon

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

    • ZZ

      It looks like Joe is evaluating him for the postseason.

      Unfortunately Cervelli screwed him.

  • LGY

    I still don’t like this

  • whozat

    Wow, Frankie. Awesome.

  • Copperhead65

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

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

      Yeah. Tex striking out was cool, but Berkman screwed it up. Blame him.

  • Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF)

    That Cano release is a work of art. Beautiful.

  • RalphieD

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

    • RalphieD

      assumption=wrong

  • C

    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

      um he did get a double play

      • C

        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.

  • Copperhead65

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

    • ZZ

      Absolutely.

    • Slappy White

      I Hope not…..”You Play To Win The Game”

  • ZZ

    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.

    • rbizzler

      …but you know that he will.

  • Kit

    C’mon, Boone.

  • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

    Missed the play. Catcher Inference? What?

    • Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF)

      Yes. Crawford’s bat hit Cervelli’s glove.

      • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

        Herp Derp. :|

  • LGY

    Son of a bitch

  • DallasGreen

    grandy thought it was hit harder than it was

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

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

  • Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF)

    Dan Johnson. .215 avg Yankee killer

    sickening…

    • RalphieD

      .851 ops though…hes making his hits count

  • ZZ

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

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

      It’s seriously time to give Moeller a start. He really has to be better by default, at this point.

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    Damn it.

  • Esteban

    That was a strike

  • Mickey Scheister

    Fuck! It MUST be Eiland’s fault!

    /bigdaddy’d

  • Kit

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

  • smurfy

    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.

  • Carlosologist

    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)

      and Boone did not help Nova last time as well.

    • ZZ

      I don’t see how he crapped the bed.

      • Carlosologist

        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.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Jeez Boone’s been terrible this past week.

  • Copperhead65

    I feel sick

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

    Boone you should go back to being effective

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    C’mon….. WTF!!!!

  • cjc

    nice fucking job and where was that pitch fuck

  • Slappy White

    And NOW the zone gets all tight

  • Mike R

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

  • Copperhead65

    Gaudin????????

  • Mickey Scheister

    THAT WAS A FLIPPING STRIKE. Damn decrepit umps!

  • DallasGreen

    way too many walks from logan lately

  • cjc

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

  • Slappy White

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

  • Mike R

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

  • Kit

    Oh fuck.

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

    Nightmare inning.

    • Esteban

      Not nightmare yet. A nightmare would include a grand slam

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

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

  • Cy Pettitte

    PLEASE MAKE MORE STUPID MISTAKES

    how is this inning still going

  • Mickey Scheister

    Really? Pena with an infield single. Wowza.

  • cjc

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

  • Esteban

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

  • Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF)

    Mark Toexeira :-(

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    shit shit shit shit shit shit shit

  • LGY

    Now this game gets unecessarily stressful

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Gaudin??????????

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

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

  • Copperhead65

    Chad Guadin

    why not chamberlain?

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Little Bill

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

  • Avi

    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…

  • MikeD

    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.

  • It’sATarp

    Chad Gaudin…are you shitting me

  • Stratman9652

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

  • Mike R

    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.

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

    Gaudin? Face. Palm.

    • Jon

      and who else should be in? robertson pitched two last night. probably saving wood and joba…that’s about all we have…

      • Kit

        Not really. You’re forgetting we have more relievers.

    • Kit

      This was my reaction. I’m going to have to walk away for a few minutes because I seriously don’t get it.

  • Jon

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

    • Ray the Anti-Handle

      Stop worrying about the bloody Sox. They aren’t making it to the playoffs.

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

      First Name Only Male Handle Rule, Sox are irrelevant

  • mike c

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

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

    Gaudin? Oooookay…

  • cjc

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

  • Slappy White

    I was so happy, and now, not so much

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

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

  • Copperhead65

    It was toooo smoooothhh to be true

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Gaudin?

  • Mickey Scheister

    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.

  • Copperhead65

    George must be turning over in grave

  • Graig not Craig

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

  • Little Bill

    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!

  • Mickey Scheister

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

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Jose the Satirist

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

  • cjc

    can anyone throw stirkes please

  • Pat D

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

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

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

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

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

  • DallasGreen

    ugly

  • It’sATarp

    just throw one down the middle…please

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

    Hahaha of COURSE he’ll walk a run in.

    • Kit

      I might cry.

  • JFH

    why do we keep going to the same well?

    • Pat D

      It’s the only well we can afford.

  • cjc

    this is my nightmare

    • Pat D

      A snail slithering along the edge of a straight razor?

  • Slappy White

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

  • Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF)

    Gaudin giving back the Garza walk…bummer inning

  • CBean

    So we’ve already given up on this game?

  • Cy Pettitte

    fucking Gaudin..this is the WORST inning ever

  • LGY

    These innings are becoming too common

  • Mickey Scheister

    Fuck you Gaudin!

  • Jon in CUO

    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?

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

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

  • Leo

    Gaudin is a worthless pile of shit.

  • JFH

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

  • V

    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.

    • smurfy

      He couldn’t bring anyone in in That circumstance and expect positive results.

  • Poopy Pants

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

    • JFH

      you publicly admit to listening to phillip glass?

    • Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF)

      with a handle like Poopy Pants?

      impressive

  • Avi

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

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

      Mo and Robertson would have no arm left

      • Kit

        I don’t know about Mo. Torre seemed to value him a lot, but everyone else would be fair game.

  • Cy Pettitte

    strike zone is non existant

  • mike c

    girardi really must not want to come back next year

  • ZZ

    This is almost surreal that Gaudin is in this game.

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

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

      I don’t see how anyone could defend this.

    • mike c

      the cubs

  • It’sATarp

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

  • Graig not Craig

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

    • Poopy Pants

      huge lol

    • Esteban

      LOL, good one.
      Cashman let Torre leave as fast as he wants.

    • Poopy Pants

      Yes! And while you’re at it, bring back Farnsworth, Kevin Brown and Kenny Lofton!

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Can’t defend Girardi here.

    • Kit

      Really can’t though. I usually defend him but I don’t understand this at all.

  • Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF)

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

  • Eirias

    Joe continuing to forgo Albaladejo.

    • Cy Pettitte

      oh thank god, at least they didn’t give up any more

      • Cy Pettitte

        reply fail, woops

  • Dream of Electric Sheep

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

  • Chris

    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

      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.

  • Little Bill

    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

      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.

  • Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF)

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

    • Mickey Scheister

      I hate Gaudin.

    • Stratman9652

      I hate when Yankee fans do the 2 strike Guidy cheer for Chad Gaudin
      /fixed

  • Pat D

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

  • smurfy

    That was a scary fly ball when it started.

  • Mickey Scheister

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

  • Poopy Pants

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

    • Little Bill

      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

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

  • China Joe

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

    • Kit

      I forgot Al existed, but fuck do I miss him now that I remembered him.

  • cano is the bro

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

  • Sick Nwisher

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

  • MikeD

    George M. Steinbrenner just called and fired someone.

  • It’sATarp

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

  • Jamie G.

    Girardi leaves me speechless…he sucks!!!

  • Pat D

    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)…

  • Avi

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

    • Pat D

      That’s all they are? Huh. Could have sworn they had hitters, too.

  • ZZ

    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 ;)

    • Esteban

      I definitely prefer Girardi to Torre

      • Esteban

        Or I should say, the later years Torre.

    • Mark from Chicago

      The more Girardi keeps up his peculiar managing moves which will doom us come the postseason, the more it will give legs to a return of Torre

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

        … the more it will give legs to a return of Torre

        Huh?

  • Mark from Chicago

    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

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

      • Mark from Chicago

        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.

        • Pat D

          Uh, yea, obviously I’m referring to the years where they didn’t win the Series.

    • Poopy Pants

      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.

      • Mark from Chicago

        1,173 wins, 12 playoff appearances and 4 championships….yep that bullpen management was beyond bad!

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

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

      • Mark from Chicago

        Because there was once another dude called Mark B, so I changed it….not as creative as others I guess.

  • Kit

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

  • Jerome S

    This is going to be a fun, fun game.

  • Avi

    i can’t understand why Gaudin is on this team

    • It’sATarp

      especially since we still have mitre and javy who never pitches are prolly better than gaudin by a mile.

      • CBean

        no seriously. I thought Javy was going to be our long man. Why didn’t he come in when Nova ran out of gas?

    • Dream of Electric Sheep

      Garbage time, I prefer him over Mitre.

  • Slappy White

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

  • Dream of Electric Sheep

    God, I hate fucking Cervelli , I really do.

    • Esteban

      I think there’s too much hate for Cervelli.

  • Slappy White

    Hit and run or steal. No bunt please

  • Pasqua

    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.

  • It’sATarp

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

  • Mickey Scheister

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

    • Pat D

      His D is so stellar it’s interstellar.

  • Slappy White

    Cervelli is becoming a drama queen

    • Pat D

      Cervelli is becoming a drama queen

  • Cy Pettitte

    nice hit and run, speed kills

  • Little Bill

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

  • smurfy

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

  • Kit

    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.

  • Pasqua

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

  • JFH

    ok. lets keep rolling. knock em in please.

  • Esteban

    Good decision there Girardi

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

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

  • C

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

    • C

      im talking about the pitching decisions, not the hit and run. That was more ‘going for it’ and thus, more like it.

    • Graig not Craig

      Asked while watching Maddon leave Garza in.

  • Jonnysaysrelax

    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!

  • Mickey Scheister

    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.

  • Kit

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

    • Kit

      I’ll take it!

  • Copperhead65

    If Chad stays, we need more then 1 run

  • Carlosologist

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

    • Carlosologist

      RBI single is fine with me, not sure about the Boss.

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

    Attaboy, Jetes.

  • Esteban

    There you go Cervelli

  • Leo

    Thanks Captain!

  • PaulF

    good game for Jeter!

  • JFH

    thank you derek. welcome back.

  • smurfy

    whoo, baby. No stopping us now.

  • MikeD

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

  • Pasqua

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

    • MikeD

      I’ll be happy to hear it, because it means we won.

  • Avi

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

    • Kit

      He made it and that’s all that matters. And even if he hadn’t, it would’ve only been the first out.

  • Cy Pettitte

    el Capitan! and Cervelli to third

    great bounce back inning

  • China Joe

    Captain of the Motherfucking Yankees

  • Mickey Scheister

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

  • Slappy White

    Where are the Jeter haters at ? Where they at ?

    • Esteban

      Pointing out decline != hate

      • Slappy White

        There have actually been “I hope they dont re-sign him” post here

        So yes Hate

        • Poopy Pants

          Exaggeration. ‘Don’t sign a declining player for too much money’ is not the same as ‘don’t sign him’.

          • Slappy White

            I know what I read….Didnt say it was you

    • Pat D

      I’m not a Jeter hater, just a frustrated-by-Jeter-er.

  • Dream of Electric Sheep

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

    • JFH

      i did not see the 3rd base coach. was he holding cervelli up?

      • Chip

        Play is in front of him, Cervelli makes that decision on his own

  • Esteban

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

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

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

  • Little Bill

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

  • Cy Pettitte

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

    • Graig not Craig

      I don’t care if they are 0-149. I will still derive joy from Red Sox failure.

  • Carlosologist

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

    • Pat D

      Patience, young Padawan. The Sith are changing their pitcher.

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

        IETC

        • Pat D

          Well then, the joke’s on you!

          We’re the evil Galactic Empire!!!!

    • Mickey Scheister

      Pitching change? Or Soprano’d?

      • Carlosologist

        I believe I was Soprano’d. The game just went away as it panned to Jeter.

    • MikeD

      Just a glitch in the Matrix…

      or

      …change of pitchers.

      They don’t wait at all to break for commercials.

  • The Once and Future Lurker

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

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

  • Avi

    we must get two runs here (on outs).

  • China Joe

    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.”

  • Jonnysaysrelax

    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

  • It’sATarp

    vintage 2009 jeter right there

  • Will

    Gutsy baserunnig! Give him credit!

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

    C-GRAND IS GOOD AT THIS GAME

  • Leo

    I love you Grandyman!

  • Cy Pettitte

    THE GRANDY MAN

    OH MY GOD

    who needs Ajax?

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

    What a fucking stud.

  • Kit

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

  • JFH

    that was a bomb!

  • Dream of Electric Sheep

    GRANDer Blast ! Fuck you Joe Maddon!

  • Carlosologist

    My Man 100-Grand!

    /TSJC’d

  • Copperhead65

    Fuck Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  • Total Dominication

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

  • Esteban

    What a shot!!!

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

  • Jonnysaysrelax

    Thank you Kevin Long!!!

  • smurfy

    ask, and you shall receive.

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

    Holy crap Curtis is killing it tonight.

  • PaulF

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

  • It’sATarp

    Ajax would have done that

  • CBean

    Oh thank god for Granderson. Ajax who?

  • ZZ

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

    The Clutch Tag will be applied.

    • Poopy Pants

      I hope so!

  • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

    Typical Granderson. Solo shot in a low leverage situation.

    Boooo!!!!!

  • larryf

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

    • Pat D

      Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwww…………….

      • larryf

        Don’t know the song Pat?

  • Copperhead65

    Pour it on Leave no doubt

  • Pat D

    Damon and Matsui are still better.

    • Copperhead65

      Agreed but they not on the team

      • Total Dominication

        /Badly written sarcasm’d???

        • Esteban

          sadly no

      • Esteban

        Someone didn’t get the joke.

    • Kit

      I laughed a little.

      • Pat D

        Not a lot? I shall have to try harder.

        Like…..

        I’d still rather have AJax.

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

      You left out Melky, you jerk!

      • Pat D

        I will punish myself when I get home.

  • Avi

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

  • Kit

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

  • Poopy Pants

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

    • JFH

      and he did it all while you listened to phillip glass.

      • Poopy Pants

        haha. I still am, actually. This is a 50 minute track!

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

          KOOOOOYAAAAAAAANISQATSIIIIIIIII

        • JFH

          isn’t it something of a contradiction to be a yankee fan, yet listen to a minimalist?

  • ZZ

    Granderson should have squeezed there.

    Small ball>HR

  • Carlosologist

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

  • Sick Nwisher

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

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

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

    • Dream of Electric Sheep

      He squeezed Balfour’s juevos and was successful at that attempt.

  • Mickey Scheister

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

    • Esteban

      timbs to my hooligans in Brooklyn

      • Mickey Scheister

        Dead right…

        • Esteban

          True and reaally fascinating story: Playing baseball a few years ago, I was in RF, and there was a car blasting Hypnotize right near the fence. I started rapping to the song in my head. ALl of a sudden I hear people yelling at me. The fly ball dropped by the time I realized what was going on.

  • Copperhead65

    Game is not over yet

    Remember who is on the mound

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

      Thanks, Debbie Downer.

      • Copperhead65

        Just trying to be real about it considering whats happened over the last two weeks

        • Carlosologist

          Nah, you’re just concern trolling.

          • Copperhead65

            Whats concern trolling?

    • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21
  • Graig not Craig

    Who will pitch the seventh?

  • bonestock94

    2011 Prediction for Grandy

    270/350/470, 30 homers and 25 steals

    • a plethora of pinatas

      I thought that was his 2010 prediction?

  • Kit

    A Nick Swisher fist pump?

    /jealous

    • Kit

      *bump. I fail.

  • Jonnysaysrelax

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

  • Little Bill

    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.

    • Graig not Craig

      Good point. You can never be too careful. Save Gaudin for bases-loaded situations.

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

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

  • larryf

    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…..

  • Total Dominication

    Nick Swisher=the bomb

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

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

    See, it’s not just Girardi!

    • Pat D

      What is this Twitter of which you speak?

    • Kit

      Hehe…But I thought Maddon was awesome because he makes them wear crazy pants and makes sure everyone knows they’re SO YOUNG AND SO FUN.

      • Mickey Scheister

        It’s a hit!

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

      Hahaha, why?

  • Carlosologist

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

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

      #Beastin2011

  • larryf

    Yankee fans doing the AlbalaDEJO chant for Robbie…

  • JFH

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

    • Ray the Anti-Handle

      =(

      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.

      • JFH

        i would like that, but the phillies rotation of halladay, oswalt and hamels will be tough for any team, including the braves.

  • Carlosologist

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

    • Pete

      your teacher either loves china or the beatles, or both. work that angle.

      • Carlosologist

        He DOES love China… he spent 25 minutes talking about how China was the most advanced civilization in the world for a certain time today in class.

        • Pete

          history teachers always love china and/or the Beatles. It’s a rule.

    • Kit

      What’s your assignment?

      /loves history

      • Carlosologist

        I have to read four pages on Native American culture (it’s not like I’ve had to do it two times in the last four years) and take notes on each subtopic.

        • Kit

          I see. Any specific tribes?

          • Carlosologist

            From what I skimmed, no tribes are really specified. :/

            • Kit

              Is it for an American History class?

    • Total Dominication

      I am the bomb at history. It gets annoying, In the past 2 days, I’ve had about 10 different people ask me history questions over facebook for class.

  • Copperhead65

    Wow

    those last two calls sucked

  • Pete

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

    • Carlosologist

      Fun fact: Jaso has a BB/K of 1.47 this season.

  • ZZ

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

  • Kit

    Javy! I thought you were dead.

    • Pat D

      He’s Javy Vazquez. It just appears that way.

      • Kit

        That was mean and funny.

        • Pat D

          I was actually thinking of an SNL sketch from around the 2000 election when someone said that to Al Gore (Darrell Hammond) and that was his response.

  • http://www.yfsf.org AndrewYF

    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.

  • It’sATarp

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

    • Hummingbird S.

      and neither can get an out.

      • It’sATarp

        at least D-rob is throwing strikes

    • CBean

      Bullpen having an off night. It was bound to happen sooner or later. Get out of this D-ROb.

  • Mickey Scheister

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

  • All Star Carl

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

  • Little Bill

    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.

    • Cy Pettitte

      Wood’s up now, lol

  • It’sATarp

    god we’re getting BABIP’d to death

  • Kit

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

  • Esteban

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

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

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

  • Little Bill

    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.

    • JohnnyC

      4 runs up. I’d rather not waste Gaudin in a low leverage situation. He’s better with bases loaded.

  • JohnnyC

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

  • MikeD

    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.

  • Mickey Scheister

    These Rays are pesky!

  • Avi

    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.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Burning everyone in the pen tonight for shits and giggles?

    • Pat D

      No, that’s what you get when there’s a flaming bag of excrement on someone’s doorstep.

  • Kit

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

  • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    this game is so effing odd

    very very odd

  • Cecala

    “Wood coming on”

    TWSS

    • Pat D

      Wouldn’t that really be what he said?

  • Hummingbird S.

    Why can’t D-Rob finish the inning?

    • It’sATarp

      dan johnson is a certified yankee killer

  • Dream of Electric Sheep

    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

      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

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

  • Copperhead65

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

    • Kit

      …Dan Johnson is a star? That’s news to me.

      • Carlosologist

        Dan Johnson is a star… in Japan. He was MVP in the NPB last season!

        • Kit

          Who isn’t a star in Japan?

    • JohnnyC

      Apparently they don’t think he can hit a fastball. When in reality, that’s all he can hit. Why he’s in AAA at 30.

    • MikeD

      I think it was the Red Sox that made him a star first.

  • CBean

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

    • Kit

      Not over yet. They can still score more runs.

    • Pat D

      But you gotta go to Mo….’s.

  • Dream of Electric Sheep

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

  • Graig not Craig

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

  • Kit

    Uno mas, Kerry.

  • Eirias

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

  • Stratman9652

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

  • Kit

    Where the fuck was that?!

  • Cy Pettitte

    WHAT THE FUCK

    the strike zone is NO EXISTANT

    • Cy Pettitte

      *non-existant

  • Hummingbird S.

    How’s that not a strike?

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

    Oh my god. Where the fuck was that?

  • Esteban

    Tim McCleland has been terrrrrrrible

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

    Where the fuck was that? Come on.

    • larryf

      ease up on the passion everyone

      /Girardi’d

  • smurfy

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

  • Avi

    that was a strike!

    • charliechoochoo

      A perfect pitch.

  • Will (the other one)

    C’mon, Tim. Seriously.

  • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    give me an effing break ump, that was strike 3

  • Klemy

    WTF?!?

  • Mickey Scheister

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

  • Kit

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

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

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

  • CBean

    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.

  • It’sATarp

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

  • http://www.yfsf.org AndrewYF

    McClellan is a fucking mess.

  • Carlosologist

    Javy for teh eighth?

  • Stratman9652

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

  • Chip

    SAME DAMN PITCH

  • cjc

    yeah Kerry fuck you Tim fuck you

  • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    unbelievable how bad this k zone has been all game

  • http://www.yfsf.org AndrewYF

    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.

    • Esteban

      disgrace to baseball.

    • Hummingbird S.

      I wonder what you had to say about Jeter pretending to get hit by that pitch.

      • Esteban

        He was riffing off the MSM’s reactions to Jeter’s play, I believe.

      • Klemy

        Did you not catch the sarcasm? That was his point.

        • Hummingbird S.

          Ouch. My bad.

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

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

  • Esteban

    She looks very nervous

    • Carlosologist

      She did a really good job though. Much better than the Kate Smith rendition.

      • Slappy White

        I think it would be a nice thing to play that from now on instead of ole Kate

        • Esteban

          It was pretty nice.

  • charliechoochoo

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

    • Stratman9652

      A pitch as dead center perfect as that one was shouldnt have to be framed regardless.

    • Margaux

      is this a joke? you’re saying jorge frames pitches well?

  • Mickey Scheister

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

  • C

    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.

    • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

      That would be interesting.

  • charliechoochoo

    She’s great.

    • ThatGuyGreg

      Seriously… nervous as hell, and she nailed it.

  • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

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

  • Slappy White

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

    • Chip

      I would marry a 300 lb chick named Helga to get in that family. Yeah, I said it

    • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

      lol move on over there, then… i’m 23, single, and ready to marry rich…

    • Carlosologist

      Such as your wife, Slappy? :D

      • Kit

        She’s already threatening to kill him. I don’t know why he’s even taking the risk of saying that. Mate for life, Slappy. She’s already warned you once.

        • Slappy White

          Oh, more than once

      • Slappy White

        Yeah, circumstances that are beyond my control

  • Dream of Electric Sheep

    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.

  • MikeD

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

  • Kit

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

  • Kit

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

  • Esteban

    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

  • Reggie C.

    Nice job Berkman.

    NO. BUNTING.

  • Graig not Craig

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

  • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    good fucking god, bunting for the loss

  • Kit

    Oh fuck damn it, Brett.

  • Esteban

    Yay for bunts up 3!!!!

  • Reggie C.

    AND THAT’S WHY !!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Bret needs bunt school

  • V

    Aren’t you glad the Yankees keep bunting?

  • The Once and Future Lurker

    STOP BUNTING, JOE.

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

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

  • Klemy

    I think we’ve said this before…

    STOP FUCKING BUNTING!

  • It’sATarp

    why the fuck would you bunt here

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

    Smallball!

  • Hummingbird S.

    Gardner should never bunt. He sucks at it.

  • CBean

    Stop making Gardner bunt

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

    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!

    • Graig not Craig

      We have consensus. Why can’t Girardi log into RAB from time to time?

  • Chip

    Damn it, Gardner is a bad bad bunter

  • MikeD

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

  • Klemy

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

  • Jon in CUO

    What the fuck, Joe?

  • Mickey Scheister

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

  • V

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

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

      Why, so he can lower his major-league-leading pitches/AB ratio? He’s already a really high on-base guy who’s not easy to double up. Let him swing.

      • V

        Bunting even 5% of the time effectively drastically affects the way defenses play you.

      • Hummingbird S.

        This. There’s no reason for Gardner to be bunting.

    • MikeD

      Correct. Yet the “Gardner learning to bunt” issue is not happening in September. Girardi, on the other hand, can stop calling for it.

  • Slappy White

    Bashing the shit outta the ball > Small ball

  • cjc

    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.

    • kmarx

      He’s one of the most selective hitters in the league and one of the best at making contact in the zone.

  • ND Mike

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

    • Stratman9652

      I lol’d. I can just see him walking to the plate in catchers gear without a bat

    • kmarx

      Or he could just use his normal approach. That would probably work too.

  • Chip

    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

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

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

  • Reggie C.

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

    The man just doesnt have good instincts.

  • larryf

    Gardy almost impossible to double up. Bunt not needed.

  • Esteban

    You cannot stop this Cervelli guy

  • Graig not Craig

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

  • Cy Pettitte

    Cervelli hitting this good making me uncomfortable

  • All Star Carl

    O’s win.

  • Carlosologist

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

  • Kit

    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.

  • Mickey Scheister

    3 for 3, 1.000 OBP, what a slugger!

  • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

    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?

  • ND Mike

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

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

      Amazing. Someone who still thinks the Yankees should bunt more.

      • ND Mike

        I’m not saying everyone should bunt all the time, but I’d be nice if it was even a remote option for some of the bottom of the order.

    • Kit

      We’re not the Rays or the Angels. Bunting is not in our game.

      • Slappy White

        Thank God

  • larryf

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

  • Mickey Scheister

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

  • Jonnysaysrelax

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

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

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

  • Dream of Electric Sheep

    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.

    • Kit

      They don’t have the same record. The Yankees are 90-59 and the Phillies are 90-61.

      • Dream of Electric Sheep

        ‘almost the same record ‘

        • Kit

          Oops. Must’ve skimmed and missed the almost. Sorry.

    • JohnnyC

      The Mets are in their division. That’s how.

      • Kit

        You forgot to mention the Marlins and the Nationals.

    • Mickey Scheister

      Damn, they had a rough stretch there for a bit. Atlanta has looked like they had the division for the taking. Baseball is unpredictable!

      • Dream of Electric Sheep

        The additional of Polanco just make their offense that much better. I rank their offense ahead ours when everyone is healthy.

  • Jon in CUO

    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

      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…

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

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

  • Slappy White

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

    • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

      Talk about tempting fate!

      I had mentally changed the number to 6 last night when Mo was coming in.

      • Slappy White

        Nah man, Sox already lost. We’re gettin the 5 ready

  • It’sATarp

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

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

    Best. Magic Number Pic. Ever.

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

      Yeah, it’s my favorite so far.

      • MikeD

        IETPVM.

        I was at that game.

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

      Second best after Boggs on the horse. :)

      • Slappy White

        Yeah, that one never gets old

  • Copperhead65

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

    • Cy Pettitte

      I was just thinking that, he looks pretty lost

      gonna be some serious buying low on him

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

      I can see him signing on with a team for one year to build his value. Maybe an NL team.

  • Chip

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

  • Slappy White

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

  • smurfy

    Wood dood good.

  • Kit

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

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Kerry Wood is the savior.

    We’re not worthy.

  • Chip

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

    • Mickey Scheister

      If I had a nickel for everytime I heard that…I’d have at least two dollars!

    • ND Mike

      Wood has come up big (tehe)

    • smurfy

      pithy comment

  • Graig not Craig

    Runs, please. Let Mo relax.

  • Carlosologist

    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)

    • larryf

      “I thank the Good Lord for making me a Yankee fan.”

      /Poetic license’d

    • Dream of Electric Sheep

      Anne Bancroft

  • Mickey Scheister

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

  • UncleArgyle

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

  • Slappy White

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

    • nsalem

      Second that one. This would be his third night in four which means we may have to rest him tomorrow if we don’t score. Girardi is playing for the run.

      • nsalem

        woops reply error

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

    Granderson doin it all.

  • Kit

    Grandy came to play the Rays into the ground today.

  • Graig not Craig

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

  • Graig not Craig

    Go Tex. Bunt him over to third!!

    • ND Mike

      Based on the way he’s not hitting, that might be an option.

  • Carlosologist

    Oh that’s just not fair.

  • Esteban

    Got to do a better job there fans

  • Cy Pettitte

    man, none of those fans could swat that away?

  • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    cmon fans, what the fuck. break that play up

    • ShuutoHeat (Don’t Trade GGBG Pl0x)

      Would’ve been funny if the kids spat in his face.

      • Kit

        Ugh. No. That’s just disgusting. No one should ever get spit at.

      • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

        lol no, let’s keep it civil

  • V

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

  • Mickey Scheister

    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?

    • Slappy White

      Bubba Crosby ?

      • Mickey Scheister

        OH No! Strike one! I do however remember that walk off Bubba Crosby homerun, against the O’s I think. Such a nice swing for terrible hitter!

    • Kit

      Since there is no actual cash involved, I refuse to participate!

      /poor person

      • Mickey Scheister

        Rich with knowledge you are wise Kit. Rich with knowledge!

        • Kit

          Yeah, but I’m not rich with money, which is what matters.

          /really poor person
          /unemployed recent grad

          • Slappy White

            Its not about the money

            /Favre’d

          • Esteban

            I’m right there with you.

    • Graig not Craig

      Mickey Rivers! Rickey Henderson!

      • Mickey Scheister

        Graig Street!

  • ND Mike

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

  • Adam Parker

    Crawford is a frackin’ thief.

  • NYY-SWISH

    When was the last time Tex hit a HR?

    • Kit

      I think game 3 of the A’s set. Same game he got hit on the foot. Vin Mazzaro was pitching.

      • NYY-SWISH

        Damn. I miss Monster Mark.

    • The Once and Future Lurker

      Yep, Aug. 31 vs. Oakland. You can find this (and wayyyy more) at baseball-reference.com.

      • Kit

        That sounds like a commercial. I am suspicious of your allegiance.

  • Mickey Scheister

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

    • Klemy

      Oh shit. Didn’t hear that. Good deal. Looking forward to seeing it.

      • ND Mike

        Is he going to start?

  • smurfy

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

  • Kit

    THAT WAS FOUL!

    • Carlosologist

      INSTANT REPLAY PLEASE!

      • Mickey Scheister

        I think it nicked the chalk, which was poorly placed down the line (very uneven chalk placement.). It was closer to foul than fair but in replay it looked fair.

    • smurfy

      hit the chalk, ever so faintly.

  • Dream of Electric Sheep

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

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

    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.

    • It’sATarp

      rewriting the book

    • smurfy

      Gaudin showed some guts with that performance.

  • Cy Pettitte

    robot umps….

  • CBean

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

  • smurfy

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

  • MikeD

    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?

    • Carlosologist

      Gaylord Perry.

      • MikeD

        Wow, and thanks. I almost added jokingly, “unless Gaylord Perry threw a few spitballs for the Yankees.”

  • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    cmon carl, give up…

  • ND Mike

    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

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

    • MikeD

      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.

  • PaulF

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

    • MikeD

      Prepare for Brackman’s MLB debut tomorrow at some point.

      • MikeD

        …but reading the update, it appears not. Seems he wasn’t recalled.

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

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

    • ND Mike

      Walks.

      • Kit

        And bad D.

  • Kit

    You’re irritating me, Evan.

  • Esteban

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

  • It’sATarp

    here comes yankee kill dan johnson

  • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    this is such a tight zone…

    • Carlosologist

      TWHS

      • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

        lol i thought about that as i was typing it

  • PaulF

    God our pitchers have gotten no calls today.

  • Klemy

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

  • Sick Nwisher

    Fear Johnson?

  • Slappy White

    Mo, PLEEEEEEEAAASSSSSEE

  • ND Mike

    Hey, the ump can call a strike!

  • Total Dominication

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

    • Kit

      No one does.

  • Kit

    C’mon, Mo. One more strike/out.

  • smurfy

    Just saw him off, Mo

    • Esteban

      he tried to do just that

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    This is a joke.

  • PaulF

    Is Mo broken?

    • Kit

      Probably tired. Pitched yesterday.

      • CBean

        They’ve made Mo work too much. We need to score runs and stop blowing leads.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Cmon Mo!!!

  • CBean

    I am very stressed out.

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    the bullpen….not their finest hour

  • Graig not Craig

    Why the drama, Mo?

  • Klemy

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

    • Mickey Scheister

      He needs to retire, he was awful tonight!

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

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

    • smurfy

      upper in corner, Johnson was leaning in, pivoted, and stuck his elbow up in the zone.

  • Carlinho

    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

    • Chip

      He was getting squeezed and they got some jam shots against him, it happens

  • Hummingbird S.

    Where’s his command?

  • Klemy

    Thank God.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Finally.

  • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    thank god that’s over…

    YANKEES WIN!

  • CBean

    Oh thank God.

  • Leo

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

  • Kit

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

    • It’sATarp

      pitched way too much on the road trip

      • Kit

        Yep. He’s been overworked these last two weeks.

  • smurfy

    Big ass win!

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

    Aaaaaaand exhale.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Exhale, fuck! That was stressful!

  • JFH

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

  • Slappy White

    Thank You Mo. I still Believe

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Magic Number: Joe DiMaggio.

  • ND Mike

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

    • PaulF

      To be fair, Bucknor’s calls would be completely random, whereas this guy just calls everything a ball.

  • Chip

    Ahhhhh finally!

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

    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

    • Kit

      Agreed. I’m not worried, I’d just like him well rested. He’s kind of been really overworked these past two weeks, not to mention he’s been banged up during the season. Just want him healthy, well rested and feeling good.

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

        Agreed all around.

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

    Bye Coney, we hardly knew ye.

  • Copperhead65

    Gotta admit, I was sweating

  • Total Dominication

    He was just fuckin’ with ‘em.

  • Carlinho

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

  • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

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

    • smurfy

      ’bout right, but maybe he’ll keep rising.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    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

      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!

  • Copperhead65

    I Think Grandys has a career in politics

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

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

    • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

      No, he just gives them up.

    • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

      All of them. Especially the posteason ones.

      (edited for clarity.)

  • Graig not Craig

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

  • Kit

    Gaudin gets the win and I am unhappy about that.

    • smurfy

      Be fair: what he gave upwas from the Mission Impossible he was called into.

      • Kit

        It wasn’t that mission impossible. He walked two people.

        • PaulF

          I think he walked one.

          • http://ballcraft.blogspot.com Zanath

            Correct.

          • Kit

            Did he? I really can’t remember now.

            • http://ballcraft.blogspot.com Zanath

              Walked Upton then got Bartlett to fly out. Logan walked two, I believe.

              • Kit

                Thanks for clearing it up. I must’ve confused Logan’s walks for Gaudin’s.

        • smurfy

          high tension with bad consequences from any mistake then

          • Kit

            I’m not really that upset about him getting the win, but I think he’s a pretty bad relief pitcher, which is why some people panic when he’s warming up and the Yanks don’t have at least a 5 run lead.

            • smurfy

              w/o reviewing the videoyipe, I’d say he was the stopper. Nova, the Boone, we were sinking fast.

              • Kit

                Gaudin? The “stopper?” That’s kind of hilarious.

                • smurfy

                  Novel, maybe. Joe G chose wisely.

                  • Kit

                    If I’m not mistaken, he walked in a run, so not that wisely.

                    • smurfy

                      Noone’s perfect.

                  • smurfy

                    also, sticking with Nova (after all the sheit) to get Longoria to hit into DP was key to victory. Adverse to all the yelping at the time.

                    Was a pretty lost cause to bringanyone in, in that situation (bases full, no outs, mo morale, all momentum on the other side).

    • Dream of Electric Sheep

      I really wonder what Joe thinks Mitre and Javy at this point. Not that they are integral part of this team, but the pecking order seem to be Gaudin before those two. Which leads to possible post season roster implicaton to me.

      • Kit

        Javy hasn’t pitched since the Texas series, if I’m not mistaken. Don’t know why, but I’m guessing they’re either giving him a break or just don’t trust him.

  • MikeD

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

  • http://ballcraft.blogspot.com Zanath

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

    :-p

    • Betty Lizard

      Yes.

    • Mickey Scheister

      I’m sad Gaudin got the win, he’s terrible but a win is a win. For that, I’m happy!

      • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

        Luckily, wins are a useless statistic not used to judge anything about a pitcher’s care—

        shit.

  • forensic

    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.

  • Jon

    Tim McClellan- goat of the game

  • ShuutoHeat (Don’t Trade GGBG Pl0x)

    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…

    • Avi

      Ha! funny Pics.

  • Avi

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

    • Gonzo

      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.