Sep
23

Game 153: CC vs. Price, Part II

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This is what an ace looks like. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Last week we were treated to perhaps the most well pitched game of the season when CC Sabathia and David Price locked up for eight or so scoreless innings before giving way to the bullpen. Unfortunately someone had to lose, and on that night it happened to be the Yankees in extra innings. I was in attendance for that one in Tampa, and I certainly had never been to a game where both pitchers were that dominant for so long. I’ll be in attendance again tonight, and if we get anything remotely as exciting as that game, I’ll be thrilled. Of course, a different outcome would be greatly appreciated.

Here’s the lineup…

Jeter, SS
Swisher, RF
Teixeira, 1B
A-Rod, 3B
Cano, 2B
Thames, DH
Posada, C
Granderson, CF
Golson, LF

And on the bump, it’s Carsten Sabathia.

This one starts a little after 7pm ET and can be seen on either YES locally or MLB Network nationally. Enjoy.

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

    So, Josh Norris of the Trentonian, who covers the Thunder beat, as agreed to do an interview with moi.

    If you have any questions you’d like asked, let me know and if they’re good ones I’ll ask them!

    • Big Stein

      Boxers or Briefs?

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Spit or Swallow?

        • 69

          Top or Bottom?

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

            Edward or Jacob?

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

              Jacob. I hate twilight and edward is an abusive asshole

            • 69

              Edcob?

              • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

                Well played.

                Jen or Angelina?

                • 69

                  Angelina ! When in doubt I go with the more exotic name. There lies a great probability of ‘top’ and ‘swallow’ there.

    • Nice

      What’s it like to bed Snooki?

    • MikeD

      What does he think of Keith Law’s view of Dellin Betances and Austin Romine.

  • Carlosologist

    Let’s kill Tampa and not have to deal with these asshats until the middle of October.

  • http://twitter.com/faketaleb Nom Chompsky

    I was playing around on Fangraphs, and something stood out to me:

    You know where Derek Jeter ranks amongst AL Shortstops in batting runs?

    First.

    Even in his “sky is falling, oh noez” year, he is essentially the best hitting shortstop in his league. Salary/history aside, he really hasn’t performed that badly.

    • Carlosologist

      But Jeter’s horrible offensive season is offset by the poor quality of AL shortstops this season.

      • http://twitter.com/faketaleb Nom Chompsky

        That’s the thing — he’s only having a horrible offensive season compared to what we’re used to seeing from him. Clearly, relative to the other AL options at shortstop, he’s having a GOOD offensive season.

        In the time it took me to write this comment, Troy Tulowitzki hit two home runs and narrowly missed a third when it hit a pigeon mid-flight.

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

      I’d argue it’s more a comment about the state of AL shortstops, but that’s just me.

      • http://twitter.com/faketaleb Nom Chompsky

        Sure. My point was simply this: for as much as people complain about Jeter’s offense, every other AL team has it worse.

        • MikeD

          …and it’s a valid point. If people want to replace Jeter, well, we’ll need a replacement. The Sox have gone through six or seven SS’s since 2004. Let’s not join that club. We’ll need a Jeter replacement, just not today.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

            The one gigantic hole in this argument:

            Those other teams that are saddled with that poor, non-Jeterian production at SS aren’t paying those players 20M a year (nor will they continue to do so for the next 3-5 years as their respective shortstops move into their late 30s).

            • Chris

              The goal is to win, so having the best player at a given position is important. You’d rather not overpay, but when the choice is to overpay for a good player or pay market rate for a crappy one – over paying for the good player is generally the right move.

              In the end, you need to have the best 25 player (give or take) roster, not the 25 best contracts. Going for the best 25 contracts makes you the Marlins.

            • http://www.yfsf.org AndrewYF

              Plugging the hole (preemptive TWSS) -

              The Yankees have clearly not been hampered by Jeter’s salary.

    • Poopy Pants

      You’re right. I hope the Yankees give him 10 years at 20 million/year this offseason.

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

    Feinsand says Brackmonster is wearing 66.

    Sorry, Carlos.

    • Carlosologist

      noooooooooooo

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      I wanted Marcus Thames to rock the #66 this year, but alas, ’twas not to be.

      #66 is way cooler than #38.

  • CBean

    Run support for CC would be greatly appreciated.

  • ZZ

    tommie,

    I was just kidding before about the knowledge thing with Marte. Cashman mentioned it in an interview.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Grazie. If Marte can make it back by next week, that’s awesome. If not, I’ll take Royce Ring, kthxbai.

      • 69

        There was apparently some talk that Damaso Marte might not be finished for the season afterall. Girardi squashed that rumor. “I don’t think we’re getting him back,” Girardi said.

        Via Lohud by Jennings

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          Via LoHud when, though? Girardi said that exact thing two weeks ago, is he repeating it now or is that just the old, originally sourced quote from then?

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

    So, when you were playing what number did you wear?

    I wore 8 cos it was the only t-shirt they had small enough to fit me

    • Carlosologist

      Gonna wear 13 in honor of the best third baseman to play the game. :D

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

        eres demasiado joven

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        That doesn’t make sense, David Wright doesn’t wear #13.

        Sincerely,
        Snooki

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      24.

      -My dad’s number was 23 and I wanted to be one better than him
      -Willie Mays, Rickey Henderson, Ken Griffey Jr.

      • thurdonpaul

        Robbie Cano

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          Yes, that now. I bought a #24 pinstripe jersey (unnamed, of course) from a fine fellow here at RAB.

          • thurdonpaul

            Yeah and im still waiting for you to send me the money !!

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

              Heh.

    • Nice

      You wore Yogi’s number!

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

        I did!

        • Yogi

          you know Rebecca 90% of writing is half mental.

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

            Tell me something I *don’t* know

    • Snooki

      Eye war double 00 becuaze I haz Double DDs and cuz I haz too zeros in mine naime.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        I’d assume this is actually “JerZGuy” in disguise, but he’s not clever enough to pull this off.

    • VO

      I wore 2, 24, and now 15. Oddly enough the first 2 weren’t influenced by MLB.

    • 69

      I read Dungeon and Dragons fantasy books while others played.

      In an alternate universe , I probably would have wore the number 777.

    • JM

      53… oh yeah…

    • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

      22. When I was 10 and first started playing little league, I obviously wanted #2 but they didn’t have it, so I took 22 and everyone called me Double Jeter. So then I was 22 for forever, except one season when I was 21 cause someone else was 22. I also mainly played right field so that worked out.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        A “Double Jeter” is usually way more graphic than that story.

    • Kit

      I wore number 3, but we didn’t get to pick.

      • Wooderson

        24 in little league, 33 in high school

  • MikeD

    Sadly, another game on Yankees Classics.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09.....rosby.html

    • MikeD

      Uhh, I mean, Sadly another game that will NOT be on Yankees Classics.

  • U Thant

    To quote my second favorite Mariano…..We play today. We win today..Dass it.

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

      The only time I’ve seen people with a name “U” is if they’re from south asia, usually Burma.

      So I ask, are you Burmese?

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder
      • U Thant

        Nope. Just a fan of the movie That Thing You Do.

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

          Ah, okay, never seen the movie =)

          • U Thant

            WHAT!!!! Sorry for the caps lock. Great movie for one-liners.

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

    Hm, the MLB Network panel of John Hart, Joe Magrane, and Al Leiter gave the CY Young to CC in a unanimous vote. I’m not really that surprised

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

      I’m going to try not to give up on America here…

      • Apollo22237

        I guess we have to root for like a 7-5 victory where C.C goes 6 2/3 and gives up 4. Not too bad, but enough to look bad in comparison to King Felix.

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

          Honestly, if CC’s gonna win the CYA, and I think he will (not that he should), I’m gonna root for him to actually deserve it. So, CC, please be ridiculously dominant from here on out. kthnx

          • Apollo22237

            Ok, that sounds good too.
            How about we win first, then worry about what CC did, hehe

        • MikeD

          I am NOT rooting against CC at any point. Go out there and pitch a perfect game.

        • ZZ

          This has to be one of the dumbest things I have ever read from a Yankee fan.

          You are rooting against CC Sabathia, because you think, keyword being think there that Felix Hernandez should win the CY Young. Incredible.

      • ZZ

        The only thing sillier than the people who have been saying that without a doubt Felix Hernandez deserves the CY Young is the people who decided the CY Young weeks ago with like 15% of the season left for these pitchers.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          Weeks ago with like 15% of the season left, Felix had a massive lead and needed to completely collapse to have CC catch him.

          He didn’t collapse. CC’s been great down the stretch, and solidly deserves to finish #2. But what we said weeks ago is still correct: Felix Hernandez is the best pitcher in the American League, hands down.

          • ZZ

            Like I said.

            Saying Hernandez is hands down the best pitcher is silly.

            There are several deserving candidates.

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

              There are several, and it’s closer between Felix and whoever you think is #2 than it was between Greinke and whoever you thought was #2 last year, but that’s more a testament to how awesome Greinke was than any sort of dig at Felix. But it’s not silly to say he’s the best.

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

              No. There are several deserving candidates for third place.

              There is only one deserving candidate for the award (Felix) and only one deserving candidate for second place (CC).

              Saying Hernandez is hands down the best pitcher isn’t silly, it’s the truth. Saying that there are several deserving candidates for the AL Cy Young is like saying that there are several Numbers in the 90s deserving of being bigger than Number 100.

              • ZZ

                These comments are why I generally choose to stay away from the Cy Young discussions.

                To be honest it borders on obnoxious when people claim to know without a doubt who is the best. There are so many factors and variables, that making that statement is nearly impossible. Like Hernandez playing a park that drastically suppresses offense and in front of an amazing defense.

                There are 3 or 4 pitchers that I have no problem getting the award and all have a valid case for being the best.

                I will be rooting for CC as a Yankee fan though.

              • Chris

                Hernandez pitches in one of the best pitchers parks in baseball, and then goes on the road in his division to pitch in two more good pitchers parks (Oakland and LA). CC on the other hand, pitches in a great hitters park and has three other hitters parks in his division (Boston, Baltimore and Toronto).

                When you take all that into account, I’d still give the award to Felix, but it’s not as big a gap as it appears on the surface.

            • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

              I agree. There are a lot of deserving pitchers but if I was a voter I would still pick King Felix.

              • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

                There are a lot of deserving excellent pitchers but if I was a voter I would still pick King Felix.

                Every year, there’s lots of pitchers who have had amazingly awesome dynamite seasons. Only one of them each year “deserves” the award, though: the one who had the best season of all.

                • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

                  I disagree, there are multiple deserving candidates. Cliff Lee for example while he’s lagging in IP by 30 still provided for fWAR by 0.4

                  Franisco Liriano has 0.3 for fWAR than the King.

                  While WAR isn’t end all be all there are certainly multiple deserving candidates IMO.

                  • Chris

                    Yeah, it’s hard to argue that only Felix is deserving of the award when he’s third in the AL in WAR.

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

      John Hart is such a condescending idiot, though at least he gave us deep and thick. Love Leiter to pieces, but he’s a terrible Yankees/Mets homer. Don’t really care about Magrane either way.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      CC’s got a strong case.

      He’s a horse that pitches a ton of innings, he’s got one of the lowest ERA’s in the league, and he leads the AL with 20 NOTHPALFIALOCARGWHOHSMRTHOHDA’s (Number Of Times Having Pitched At Least 5 Innings and Left (or Completed) A Regulation Game With His Offense Having Scored More Runs Than He (Or His Defense) Allowed) and he has only 6 NOTHAPVFOHDMRWITRGATPORTTNORSBHODTSPOT’s (Number Of Times Having Allowed (Possibly Via Fault Of His Defense) More Runs Whilst In The Regulation Game As The Pitcher Of Record Than That Number Of Runs Scored By His Offense During That Same Period Of Time).

      Impressive.

      • Apollo22237

        Wow, never mind CC being impressive with those complicated stats… what you did is incredibly impressive.

    • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

      Ok I understand, and completely agree, that Felix deserves the Cy Young. But let’s stop acting like CC hasn’t had a fantastic year and that it would be a travesty if he won the award. He’s been the second-best pitcher in the AL this year, pitching for the best team in the AL. And maybe the team he pitches for shouldn’t matter, but it does. It’s not like they’re trying to give A.J. Burnett the Cy Young.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Ok I understand, and completely agree, that Felix deserves the Cy Young.

        He does, thank you for acknowledging that.

        But let’s stop acting like CC hasn’t had a fantastic year

        Nobody is.

        and that it would be a travesty if he won the award.

        It would be. Because his fantastic year isn’t the MOST fantastic year.

        He’s been the second-best pitcher in the AL this year,

        Which is why it would be a travesty if he won it, because he’s only second best, and we all know it.

        pitching for the best team in the AL.

        Since the reason his team is better than Felix’s team has nothing to do with either Felix or CC, I fail to see how that matters.

        • Apollo22237

          I have to admit, I very much enjoy when you do sentence by sentence breakdowns like this.

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

          I’m a huge defender of Felix but IMO there’s a difference between “a travesty” and “not the optimal choice.” CC winning would be far from an optimal choice, but not a travesty. It’s like Clemens winning in 2001. People act like it was a horrible choice now. It wasn’t. It just wasn’t optimal. Mooooooooose!

          • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

            Exactly.

            Bartolo Colon in 2005 comes to mind.

        • 69

          and that it would be a travesty if he won the award.

          It would be. Because his fantastic year isn’t the MOST fantastic year.
          —————
          Travesty implies a grotesque imitation of the real McCoy . I will go with the word injustice or shame.

        • ZZ

          You are lying to yourself if you think you know without a doubt who is the best pitcher this season.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

            “Lying to myself”?

            Gimme a fucking break, ZZ. Just stop.

            • ZZ

              You can continue to carry on like this, but the people that claim these things are frankly wrong.

              You can’t possibly make that type of determination with the little analysis people like you tend to do.

              It is also hilarious about all the stat heads are ignoring that CC tops bref WAR now when they go on their rants.

              You can continue to carry on though, because like I said I hate these conversations given their obnoxiousness.

  • HotCarl

    Bold lock of the game; Golsen homers.

    • MikeD

      Golsen, in LF, throws out Carl Crawford standing only a foot off first base to end the game.

    • U Thant

      Is that a Stone Cold Lock?

    • DallasGreen

      inside the park??

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      What about Golson, though? Any predictions for him?

      • http://www.slashfilm.com/wp/wp-content/images/robocop-feat.jpg Officer Alex J. Murphy

        He doesn’t homer. Only Golsen does.

      • MikeD

        Golson? He’s going 0-4 with 4Ks. Golsen, though, he’s the man tonight.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          Any predictions for Gerardi? If he’ll hit-and-run, make a double switch, shit like that?

  • DallasGreen

    potential for another classic tonight!

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

    That was … an intro

  • http://www.slashfilm.com/wp/wp-content/images/robocop-feat.jpg Officer Alex J. Murphy

    Cy Cy Sabathia

  • http://www.slashfilm.com/wp/wp-content/images/robocop-feat.jpg Officer Alex J. Murphy

    Golson in left? What are the statistical probability odds of the game ending on a Golson caught fly in left then double play on the throw to third with Crawford running again?

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

      There probably isn’t a statistical way to figure that out.

      Goddamn it’d be awesome though.

      • http://www.slashfilm.com/wp/wp-content/images/robocop-feat.jpg Officer Alex J. Murphy

        I’m sure there’s some strange way to bet on it in Vegas though lol

      • Chris

        There probably isn’t a statistical way to figure that out.

        Of course not, because we all know you can’t predict baseball.

  • Carlosologist

    IMO, I think Felix should win the Cy Young because he’s been the best pitcher in baseball, but if CC gets 21-22 wins then he’s a lock for the hardware.

    /saddenedwithbaseballwritersandtheirsimplebrains’d

    • Kit

      I feel the same. Felix deserves it, but I think it will end up going to someone else (probably CC). I won’t complain, but it’s really sad that the more deserving pitcher is hindered by a sucky team and Wins-Losses.

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

        Yep. I also think CC’s not exactly a lock, but he will win it, even if he doesn’t get 21/22 wins.

        • Kit

          Yeah. I’m just going with the speculation that he will get it, but there have been plenty of other pitchers who are equally deserving, without the 20+ wins. I love CC, but I also love seeing good players rewarded.

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

            Ditto. I won’t be devastated if CC wins it, because I love him and he’s had a great season, but Felix really does deserve it.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        I haven’t cross-checked these numbers, but I’m pretty sure if Felix was backed up by the New York Yankee offense, his W/L record would be 47-1 right now.

        • Kit

          Including possible no-decisions? Or does he ALWAYS get the decision?

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

            He might even win games he doesn’t pitch in.

            • Carlosologist

              Felix Hernandez: The Most Interesting Pitcher in Baseball?

            • Kit

              For him to win 47 games alone, he’ll probably get someone else’s decision just because he’s that good.

    • Apollo22237

      Just throwing this out there, random thought. Imagine if the Cy Young was chosen from the entire MLB. Instead of AL and NL, just one Cy Young. Imagine the arguments that people would be having about wins and losses and between strength of AL vs NL.

      • Greg

        It used to be that way until the late 60s

        • Apollo22237

          I wonder why its split up that way. Not necessarily the Cy Young, but the MVP. You got football and basketball with one MVP and MLB with 2. I’m not saying one is better than the other, just saying.

          • Chris

            The amount of interleague/interconference play is much greater in football than in baseball.

      • Carlosologist

        It would be even more of a clusterfuck of stupidity. I don’t even want to picture it.

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

        Wasn’t it that way before?

    • Jerome S

      I’m afraid that Felix is not only in danger of not getting a Cy Young that he clearly deserves, but that he’s baseball’s least-noticed ace. If he were on any team but the O’s or the Mariners – seriously, ANY team – you’d hear about him every night. Additionally, he’d be a lock for the Cy but we’ve covered that.

  • Greg

    Doesn’t look like CC’s sharp. Better hope Price is the same

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

      /Greg’d

    • http://www.slashfilm.com/wp/wp-content/images/robocop-feat.jpg Officer Alex J. Murphy

      Rather have CC not be sharp now than in the playoffs. Although I’d rather have CC be sharp both tonight and in the playoffs if that were an option also. How about you?

      By the way, the name’s “Murphy”

      • Greg

        cue Dragnet theme

        • http://www.slashfilm.com/wp/wp-content/images/robocop-feat.jpg Officer Alex J. Murphy
          • Greg

            Oh Yeah

            • http://www.slashfilm.com/wp/wp-content/images/robocop-feat.jpg Officer Alex J. Murphy

              Was there anything Matlock couldn’t do?

              The answer is no, there isn’t.

              • http://www.slashfilm.com/wp/wp-content/images/robocop-feat.jpg Officer Alex J. Murphy

                Woops “wasn’t”

      • Apollo22237

        I always have that same kind of thought. I know it doesn’t matter, but for some reason I would rather see a bad performance pretty close to the playoffs just so that he “got it out of his system.” I know its crazy, but whatever.
        I also feel the same way with a winning streak into the playoffs. I would rather lose like the 2nd or 3rd game before the playoffs than go in with a 9 game winning streak. Just me being weird I guess.

        • Greg

          THe one arguement to that are the 08 Rockies

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

            07. And they got their asses stomped out by a far superior team in the WS.

            • Greg

              Sorry, 07 Rockies

              What I meant that they were hot going into the playoffs and succeeded in the playoffs.

  • JM

    Hopefully next inning CC can get the pitch count lower.

  • Greg

    Also his velocity isdown a tad

    • Kit

      Meh. He’ll probably settle.

  • Kit

    The fuck is that noise…

    • MikeD

      It’s a new, annoying trend in advertising. There was a Corona advertisement at the top of the screen. Get used to it. These things have a tendency NOT to go away.

      • Kit

        It scared the hell out of me. I thought it was an insect or something since my window is open.

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

          I had no idea what the hell that was either, until I saw the tiny little bar for Corona.

  • Greg

    All right, let’s make Price work

  • Kit

    Swisha!

  • Greg

    Importsnt to note. Last time we played Price, we ran like the wind in him

    • Greg

      Ran on him

      • Kit

        And we scored all of zero runs. Small ball: not always the option.

        • Greg

          I meant at the stadium after the All star break.

          Sorry

          • Kit

            Ah, okay.

  • Copperhead65

    Damn

  • Kit

    DAMMIT! So close.

  • Greg

    nice play

  • Accent Shallow

    Teixeira has to be so pissed right now. Robbed by Rocco Baldelli? That’s like getting robbed by the Easter Bunny.

  • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

    The Rays broadcasters are so. awful.

    • Copperhead65

      Compared to Waldman and Sterling???

  • http://www.slashfilm.com/wp/wp-content/images/robocop-feat.jpg Officer Alex J. Murphy

    How does David “Vincent” Price look tonight? I’m not at home :/

    • Kit

      Like David Price. Though I’m sure he had a mini heart attack with that near Tex home run.

  • MikeD

    Baldelli is going to need a week off after this first inning.

    • MikeD

      I’m apologize for my insensitive remark.

      • MikeD

        No I don’t.

        • Kit

          Having a split personality moment there?

          • MikeD

            It happens.

            • Kit

              I guess it does if you actually have split personalities…

  • Greg

    Oh Alex

  • http://www.slashfilm.com/wp/wp-content/images/robocop-feat.jpg Officer Alex J. Murphy

    In a similar match up in the playoffs do we put the same lineup out there? Specifically Golson in LF (w/ Golsen pinch hitting)?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      In a similar matchup in the playoffs, Golson only leaves the bench as a 9th inning LIDR or as a pinchrunner for Posada/Berkman/Thames.

    • Kit

      You bet your ass Golsen will be pinch hitting.

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

      I’m thinking you play Gardner, he’s just having a day off today.

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

    Just got home…. puttin in that OT!

    How we lookin?

    • Kit

      Shaky, but hanging in there. The other side looks the same though.

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

        Urf. How ya doin Kit, hangin in there?

        • Kit

          No. I’m slowly letting go.

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

            Godspeed, then! *salute*

            • Kit

              *salutes back*

          • Kit

            Forgot to add the, how’s it going with you?

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

              Really tired but pumped for some baseball :b

  • Mickey Scheister

    Nice inside strike call after the non strike call on the check swing to far, baseball karma.

  • Mickey Scheister

    1-2-3 strikes your OUT, save your arm CC, strike out a Ray. Just beautiful pitching!

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Today 100 percent should vote for 1.

  • Accent Shallow

    Who was the guy here who recalled giggling with David Price about how easy it would be to get Robbie out?

  • Kit

    HOLY FUCK, THAMES. BEAUTIFUL.

  • http://www.slashfilm.com/wp/wp-content/images/robocop-feat.jpg Officer Alex J. Murphy

    40 pitches in 2 innings for Cy Sabathia, yeesh

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

    FUCK YEAH

    That’s Mr. Thames to you!

  • Greg

    THEY CALL ME MR. THAMES

  • Mickey Scheister

    Thames is a MONSTER.

    • esteban in DFW airport

      bitch, he’s a monster no good blood sucker

      /rawse’d

  • theyankeewarrior

    I’m sorry, but the Rays have an absolutely terrible lineup. Price is great, but CC will counter him in every game. The rest of TBs rotation is very similar to ours:

    Garza v Pettitte
    Shields v AJ
    Hughes v Davis

    Our pen has the edge on their pen. Our lineup absolutely murders their lineup.

    This guy isn’t scared of no Rays.

    Speaking of…. THAMESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

    • Greg

      I differ on the bullpen issue

      • theyankeewarrior

        Not sure how TB’s pen could be as good as…

        Mo, Wood, DRob, Joba, Logan

    • Total Dominication

      Comparing Garza to Pettite is a crime.

      • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

        Garza doesn’t even deserve to be in the same sentence as Pettitte, unless that sentence is “Matt Garza is not as good as Andy Pettitte.”

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

          Or “Andy Pettitte is a whole hell of a lot hotter than Matt Garza and doesn’t have horrible douchey facial hair.”

      • theyankeewarrior

        Haha, you’re right. I’ll take Pettitte all day, and they’re two completely different pitchers. Just proves my point even more.

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

      - Pettitte > Garza this year
      - I’ll say Shields > AJ this year, but Shields is very capable of completely imploding so that game could be a wash for both sides.
      - Davis > Hughes but it’s not like Hughes sucks.

      I think they have a better pen but it’s close. Agreed re: lineup.

      • Kit

        Agreed with Bex all around.

      • theyankeewarrior

        Just not sure where everyone is going with the TB pen.

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

          Balfour/Benoit/Soriano is pretty super nasty. Choate is awful though and I don’t think Qualls is anything great. Not really familiar with the rest of their pen. Hellickson is good, dunno if he’ll be on the roster.

  • larryf

    Sitting fastball

    Good Thames are here again!

  • Dustin Blowsley

    Lefty Masher!

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Mr. Thames to you.

  • nsalem

    I’ve seen this movie before.

    Randy Johnson

  • Total Dominication

    THEY CALL HIM Mr. THAMES!!!!!!

  • JM

    Hoorah!

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Another wild card team and extended replay? Thank you Bud for considering it but please put it in.

    • JM

      Not a fan of two WC teams/league.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        But what if they have to fight each other to the near-death?

  • Jon in CUO

    Thames is nasty.

  • http://www.slashfilm.com/wp/wp-content/images/robocop-feat.jpg Officer Alex J. Murphy

    I once sailed the river Thames. It was nice.

    • Betty Lizard

      Sweet Thames, run softly till I end my song,
      Sweet Thames, run softly, for I speak not loud or long.
      But at my back in a cold blast I hear
      The rattle of the bones, and chuckle spread from ear to ear.

      /TS Eliot’d

  • CBean

    Our DH spot is looking much better than it has.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      We took a circuitous route to get there, but the combo of Thames+Berkman is probably a better and more productive DH amalgam than any of our other options (including Thome, Vlad, Matsui, Damon, Johnson, etc.)

      • Greg

        Exclude Vlad from that. He’s having a monster season

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          He had a monster first half… the second half is much more pedestrian. And his production is largely Arlington-fueled. ON the road, he’s also pedestrian.

          • http://www.slashfilm.com/wp/wp-content/images/robocop-feat.jpg Officer Alex J. Murphy

            So could I say that me and Vlad are both pedestrians then?

            • http://www.slashfilm.com/wp/wp-content/images/robocop-feat.jpg Officer Alex J. Murphy

              I’m sorry, Vlad and I

  • esteban in DFW airport

    That man Thames is a bad bad man

  • 69

    Priceless

  • Dustin Blowsley

    Jorgie, phone!

  • http://www.slashfilm.com/wp/wp-content/images/robocop-feat.jpg Officer Alex J. Murphy

    Jorge looked like a shark on that strike out

  • Greg

    Price was pissed

    Thames: The Price is WRONG, bitch!

  • Brooklyn Ed

    for a second, i thought i was watching the posada’s directv commerical. same exact scenario.

    • Greg

      “they’re jammin’ you inside” or soemthing like that

  • Sunil

    if this is all cc needs, and he cruises through the next few innings, i think it would really solidify his case for cy young

    • 69

      CC is undoubtedly the CY Young in my mind and also MVP.

      • JM

        Ehh… pushing it.

        • 69

          Why? I am a Yankees fan.

          • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

            Cano will win it.

            • Accent Shallow

              He has a great arm, but I don’t know if I’d give him the Cy, especially since he hasn’t pitched yet this year.

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

                I am writing in to protest that Swisher didn’t win the Cy Young last year. 0.00 ERA!

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    With CC that may be all they need.

  • JM

    Quick inning, pl0x.

  • Dustin Blowsley

    I wouldn’t mind a 2-0 win.

    • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

      Is there a sort of Yankees win you would mind?

      • Dustin Blowsley

        Good point.

        • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

          I mean I guess you could argue, “I would not be okay with somebody getting seriously injured and they won,” but those are really unrelated problems….

      • JM

        If they won 6-5 all unearned and everyone got injured.

        • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

          Added this.

  • http://www.slashfilm.com/wp/wp-content/images/robocop-feat.jpg Officer Alex J. Murphy

    Good effort by Golson, at least he didn’t look like a shark striking out like Jorge

    Jorge will get them next time though

  • Sunil

    with the way philly has looked, i would covet a 2-0 win. roy oswalt pitched a 1 hitter or something i think. that two roy 1-2 punch by philly is looking retarted

    • Greg

      One important note

      Halladay has never pitched in the playoffs.

      • Kit

        I don’t think that matters. A good pitcher is a good pitcher, post-season or not. And he can still own the Yankees, the Phillies/Yankees series where they lit him for 8 runs excluded.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Meh, I’m sure he’ll still be good.

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

        Cliff Lee never pitched in the playoffs before last year either.

        • Chris

          And look how that worked out for the Phillies! They lost!

    • http://www.slashfilm.com/wp/wp-content/images/robocop-feat.jpg Officer Alex J. Murphy

      Wish we could have just given up junk for him or packaged Roy O with Lance “Bass” Berkman or just scratched Lance Bass altogether and went after just Roy Rogers

      • Slappy White

        Who are the people ?

      • Accent Shallow

        Man, you are a regular character with these hilarious and original nicknames.

        • http://www.slashfilm.com/wp/wp-content/images/robocop-feat.jpg Officer Alex J. Murphy

          Thank you. Thank you very much

          [gives Elvis lip]

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

        I dunno if I would’ve trusted Oswalt in the AL. Obviously the way he’s pitching right now, he’d probably be good anywhere, but oh well, I’m not always right.

    • Sheepmeister

      It is pretty impressive, but i take it with a grain of salt, their schedule from sept. 3 on is brewers (3), marlins (7), Mets (6), Nats (6), and slumping braves (6). Not exactly facing the powerhouses there.

    • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

      Cole Hamels ain’t bad either, and he’s the #3 guy.

  • ZZ

    Thames has had some huge hits for the Yankees. Amazing how much he has produced for them this year when he was generally an afterthought.

    He is a streaky hitter and hits HRs in bunches. Hopefully another one of his streaks are about to begin.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Getting the inside corner, I like, I like!

  • Greg

    Bartlett’s been a pest

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

    Hey, Bex, the Giants just put up 10 runs in 2 innings. I don’t think your ycpb post will be tough to make tonight.

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

      Heh, apparently they were interviewing Jonathan Sanchez after yesterday’s game on the Giants’ offensive woes and he said something like, “Well you never know, we could bust out tomorrow and score 10 runs.”

      Boom!

      • Kit

        Good call for Sanchez.

      • Jackson

        Does that mean Sanchez can predict baseball?

  • Kit

    Ground ball to an infielder, CC.

  • Greg

    Looks like we’re going to need our good bullpen tonight

  • yankwin

    at work so gameday can’t tell me how CC has looked. high pitch count I see so how has he actually looked?

  • 69

    Tuberius Giganticus will prevail !

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

    Well, that could have been worse. Textbook rundown with a runner on 3rd, though. Made sure to freeze Crawford before tagging out Zobrist. Really heads-up by Tex and Jeter.

    • Slappy White

      Fundamentally sound Twins/Angels Baseball

  • tom

    I have faith in CC, but I can’t help thinking, Damn, wish he had last week’s stuff tonight. This is going to be agony again.

    • MikeD

      But Flash kept telling us in the first inning that it was clear CC had bought his A game to the mound. He kept saying it even though CC’s velocity was down, two runners were on, he was over 20 pitches!

      That said, I have faith CC will battle through,and could even improve. Gotta get the pitch count down.

  • NYY-SWISH

    Bad CC. Too many hits. :(

    • Sunil

      lets just hope price falls off a cliff. he definitely has it tonight, 35 pitches so far

  • All Star Carl

    CC at 58 pitches already. Needs to settle down.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Swisher “FUUUUCCCKKK” was hilarious

  • Dustin Blowsley

    You kiss your mother with that mouth, Nick?

    • Kit

      He’s been cursing up a storm lately.

      • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

        I approve times a thousand.

        • 69

          Nothing wrong with talking ‘dirty’.

  • Kit

    Tex! More hits, guys!

  • NYY-SWISH

    Time for the Vampire Diaries! HOLLLAAAAAA!

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

    Nice to see Tex get some BABIP love there. He’s been dreadful with the bat lately.

  • Mickey Scheister

    That’s sexy Texy! Two good ABs so far, come back time for Big Tex! Cmon Alex, mash one!

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Pitcher A: 34 GS 230 IP 7.71 K/9 2.62 BB/9 3.39 FIP 3.82 xFIP 6.0 WAR
    Pitcher B: 32 GS 224 IP 7.35 K/9 2.77 BB/9 3.58 FIP 3.83 xFIP 4.4 WAR

    What the hell? Why is pitcher A with barely sexier stats have a 1.6 WAR difference? Bonus points to whoever guesses these two pitchers.

    • MikeD

      They’re both CC.

      Unlike B-R, my guess is FanGraphs has not updated its park factors, or had a different way of calulating it. Considering how YS has played this year, I’d thnk his WAR would be higher this year, as it is on B-R.

      • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

        Yeah that may be it thanks. I tired seeing how WAR is calculated but I gave up after the first sentence. Tough it does vary from year to year in calculations I don’t think the same level of performance would have such a drastic change form replacement level.

  • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

    Now I’m not talking about in the sense of a fine, but do you think someone, somewhere can give Swish a talking-to for swearing loud enough for the mics to pick it up? Because I love it and I think it’s hysterical, but TV is filled with jerks who care about language.

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      What did he say? Didn’t catch it.

      • Kit

        He screamed “Fuck” really loudly and yesterday he let out a very loud “Shit!”

      • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

        “FUCK!”

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

      I would say it’s more the responsibility of YES to get the crowd mics far enough away so it doesn’t pick that stuff up. I don’t think you can try to tell the players not to curse on a baseball field.

      • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

        I would definitely say that it’s stupid (and unfair and will be ignored) to try to get a player curb their tongue, especially given the circumstances (guy on second, yanks vs. rays, winning, etc) – but no one ever accused anyone in the tv business of being rational.

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

      Hey, Bud Selig said “bitch” on YES…

      • 69

        In what context?

        • Kit

          As in “bitching and moaning”, if I’m not mistaken.

      • DallasGreen

        ya, i caught that too! pretty funny

    • Slappy White

      He can fuckin say fuck any fuckin time he fuckin wants

      /TonyMontana’d

    • Sean C

      My softball coach came to me after an at-bat last summer about cussing. It was pure reaction when I lined out to second base and yelled “Fuck!” and his 4 year old daughter heard it, and started repeating it occasionally. THAT was hilarious. It’s YES, etc.’s fault for having the mic too close, not Swisher’s for reacting naturally to being pissed off.

  • Kit

    Lets make that 190, Robbie.

  • U Thant

    please stop chasing that high garbage.

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

      It’s like the opposite of garbage with Price

    • Kit

      Easier said than done.

  • yankwin

    alright quick inning here

  • Kit

    I also wish you luck, Rocco. But not today.

  • charliechoochoo

    They had to have Swish cut his hair, keep his cap on for after game field interviews…I think that telling him to not swear is getting a bit much. Soon there will be no Swish to Swish.

    • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

      I loved his swish-hawk. Sad times.

  • Chip

    Randy Johnson?

  • yankwin

    so gameday disagrees blue

  • Slappy White

    I thought Nick didnt see that one for a sec there

  • ND Mike

    Bob Costas is funny. On the first fly ball last inning Bob said “…and Swisher limps in and puts it away” Oh Bob, you funny.

  • Sean C

    I will say, Costas is a treat to listen to on the MLBN broadcast.

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

      I wish he could do the playoffs again. It’d be so much better than Buck/McCarver.

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

        Agreed. He sometimes tries to make everything so ~meaningful~ but he’s really good. He loves the game.

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

          Yeah, his narratives during Strasburg’s debut were kind of over the top, but he’s as good as anyone at the epic play-by-play call.

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

    Donald Trump’s hair looks even worse than usual

  • Mickey Scheister

    Michael Kay should really stop trying to sound hip, very awkward.

  • Slappy White

    Is The Donald applying the self tanning lotion or is he just Orange ?

  • Kit

    Don’t get ejected, Jorge. C’mon.

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

    Ugh, poor Dontrelle.

    • Kit

      It really is sad.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        [after shooting Louis]
        Ordell Robbie: What the fuck happened to you, man? Shit, your ass used to be beautiful!

        • Kit

          Your knowledge of Quentin Tarantino movie quotes is awesome and hilarious, TSJC.

          • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

            Your knowledge of Quentin Tarantino movie quotes is awesome and hilarious, TSJC.

            Fixed.

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

              Jackie Brown was a Tarantino movie.

              • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

                But you know like, every movie ever.

                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

                  When you’re right, you’re right. And you — you’re always right!
                  (Know what movie that one’s from?)

                  • Kit

                    Spaceballs?

                    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

                      Bingo.

                      RIP, Candyman.

                  • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

                    Space Balls.

                    I love that movie.

              • dkidd in sunny los angeles

                his best one, narrowly beating out inglorious basterds

  • yankwin

    on gameday looks like Price is getting a bit bigger zone tonight

  • 69

    Anyone grew up in NY was a fan Jerry Girard on WPIX? He was funny as shit IMO. He had a quick wit and rye sense of humor.

  • http://www.sbcimpact.net Dave Miller

    Yeah, it seems like Price is getting calls that CC isn’t – or am I just biased?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      It’s probably both.

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

        Yeah, it’s pretty terribad both ways:

        http://twitpic.com/2rbe2m

        • Kit

          That is one seriously gross looking zone.

      • http://www.sbcimpact.net Dave Miller

        I have to admit, I’m pretty biased.

  • EB

    What chance does anyone have if Price is getting the call low and inside on RHs. Come On

  • Dream of Electric Sheep

    CC got this .

  • All Star Carl

    Come on catch that.

  • yankwin

    oh no here comes Ty Bartlett

  • All Star Carl

    GJ CC

  • http://www.sbcimpact.net Dave Miller

    Pitchers best friend.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    CC Sabathia’s and BJ Upton’s Gameday Pics look like the “Before” and “After”.

    Similar eyes, noses, mouths. Just fat and thin.

    • Dream of Electric Sheep

      Had a friend who went to high school in Vallejo with CC. He has been this way since then.

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

        He’s just a big big dude.

  • MikeD

    CC’s pitch count is back in order, at around 75 after five.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Golson! nice double

  • MikeD

    Golsen!

  • Kit

    Say wut?! Golson? Nicely done.

  • Dream of Electric Sheep

    Applauding Joe G, you are a Genius!

  • Greg

    Question

    Do we play smallball with Price?

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

      No.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        FACT: We’re the Yankees. You can’t play smallball when you only have huge balls.

        • Kit

          Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

            I love a woman that loves huge balls.

            • Kit

              What is there to dislike?

              (No, I’m kidding, I just found your previous statement hilarious).

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

                Hey, it’s not easy to walk around with those things.

                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

                  I had to get special pants.

                  • Kit

                    I’m laughing hysterically.

                    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

                      Desire smells like that sometimes, m’lady.

        • Dream of Electric Sheep

          King Kong Ballz

          Cell Block 4′d

  • Slappy White

    Hells yeah Golsen

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    GOLSON!!!

    AND, GOLSEN!!! WAY TO GO, BOYS!!!

  • yankwin

    don’t bunt derek you almost can’t hit into a DP here

  • Copperhead65

    Lets drive up price’s pitch count!!!!

  • Greg

    Well done

  • Dream of Electric Sheep

    EL CApitain is back !

  • Kit

    Derek! Love it! Keep it going, boys.

  • Slappy White

    Kay didnt say Jeterian ….WTF ?

  • http://www.sbcimpact.net Dave Miller

    Can we get the runner in from 3rd?

  • Dustin Blowsley

    I tried the Jeterian swing at softball once. It did not end well.

  • Copperhead65

    Comon Swish keep the line moving

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    SQUEEZE! SQUEEZE! SQUEEZE! SQUEEZE! SQUEEZE!

    (yes, I’m kidding.)

  • Dustin Blowsley

    Tim Mclelland is a smug motherfucker.

    • Slappy White

      How old is that fuck ? He was the “pine tar game” ump

      • Kit

        I feel in my heart of hearts, that he is 59 (looked it up on Wikipedia).

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        The fact that he’s been blowing calls and acting like an ass since the first Reagan Administration makes me lose faith in humanity.

  • Kit

    Swish! Nice!

  • Klemy

    Swiiiiishhhhaaaaa

  • Copperhead65

    Yea we’ll take it

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

    Keep the line movin! (And keep praying to the BABIP Gods!)

  • Copperhead65

    Comon Tex!!!! Keep the line moving

  • CS Yankee

    No outs…we need more!

  • Klemy

    I notice Price isn’t smiling and having as much fun as he was last night.

    • Kit

      Good. Hopefully the offense makes sure he continues to not have fun.

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

      Yeah, heaven forbid he smiles when his team wins, or whatever.

      • Dustin Blowsley

        Fun fact: Players aren’t happy when they lose.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          Except for Joba Chamberlain, he’s only about the money and the fistpumping.

          • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

            And grunting. And farting.

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

        Seriously, what a jackass!

        (Honestly, Price seems pretty classy and like a good guy. I’m not gonna kill him for being psyched over big moments for his team.)

        • Klemy

          Jesus. It was simply a joke about enjoying being in the lead ourselves everybody! I have no problem with the man. lol

        • Chris

          Just like he can be happy when the Rays beat the Yankees, I can be happy when he’s not.

      • Klemy

        Meh, that’s fine I just always noticing him laughing it up when they are beating us. I simply enjoy the opposite.

  • Copperhead65

    Thats ok

    Comon AROD!!!!!!!

  • Greg

    Good slider

  • Slappy White

    Teix shoulda bunted those runners over

    /idiot’d

    • Kit

      Some one better be fucking squeezing…

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        TWSS

        • Slappy White

          hilarious

    • Greg

      I thought if he did bunt, no one would have seen it coming and he might have gotten on.

      but who knows

  • Copperhead65

    Arod has not had that look on this face since……..KATE HUDSON

  • CS Yankee

    Arod needs his 26th for the year.

    • Dustin Blowsley

      My fantasy team would appreciate that.

  • Dream of Electric Sheep

    80 pitches for Price already ! Excellent inning regardless if we score here.

  • Kit

    Robbie, the last time you hit a home run I was baking cookies. FYI, I am baking cookies again. Make it happen.

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

      Robbie rejects your cookies!

      • Kit

        (sobs)

      • LGY

        …………….I’ll take em.

    • Slappy White

      oooooooohhhh Cookies…..what kind ? do tell

      • Kit

        Chocolate chip.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          THAT’S RACIST!!!

          • Kit

            Ugh. Don’t tell me I have to apologize publicly again.

  • http://www.sbcimpact.net Dave Miller

    Good at-bat A-Rod. Make Price work. Get that pitch count up.

  • Copperhead65

    That sucks

  • Dustin Blowsley

    Fuck me.

    • Slappy White

      Whoa man , thats a little foward. Try a more subtle approach

  • ZZ

    Looks like the retractions on those who wrote Jeter’s obituary are starting to trickle in.

    Scary how little patience was shown for a first ballot HOF from Yankee fans.

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

      To be fair, it was the majority of the year. But the hostility was absolutely ridiculous.

      • Jerome S

        I’m still very sorry.

      • ZZ

        I think a player with a 14 year track record as impressive as Jeters gets a pass for the majority of one season.

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

          Well no, if he’s not performing up to task he should be at least criticized for that. And it’s gonna come up, what with his contract.

          That said, the “FUCK YOU JETER”-type comments, a lot of them from people who should really know better? Awful.

          • ZZ

            “Well no, if he’s not performing up to task he should be at least criticized for that.”

            We will have to part ways here.

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

      I’m not gonna give him a reprieve. I NEVER “trashed” Jeter. But he had an extremely sub-par year. Let’s not try and tell ourselves his year has “turned around” because of a few good weeks.

      • ZZ

        Not going to give him a reprieve after the career he has had with this team because of 5 subpar months. Like I said, scary.

        I don’t think you can conclusively say he is “fixed.”

        But then again I never thought he was “broken”

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

          Scary?

          Stop with the condescension, man. Jeter is getting old, and this is an age where even the good shortstops generally start falling off. I find it even “scarier” that people atually don’t find a year like this VERY troublesome at his age.

          Might he turn it around and have a great year next year? Sure. I’m not saying he won’t. I AM saying there’s cause for concern.

          BTW, I never said a word about Jeter’s career as a whole nor called him “broken”.

  • All Star Carl

    God damn some horrible at bats. All that and only 1 run.

    • http://www.sbcimpact.net Dave Miller

      Hasn’t that kind of been the Yanks MO the last couple of week?

      • All Star Carl

        Thought it would change since we are at home

      • Greg

        They got it together against Baltimore and the first two against the Rays.

  • Greg

    Threw him soft stuff away, but the Yanks tack on

  • Klemy

    Bit of a let down, got away from you, kind of inning.

  • Copperhead65

    That Blows

    But at least pitch count is 86

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

    WHAT THE HELL IF A-ROD TEX AND ROBBIE BUNTED WE WOULD HAVE SCORED LIKE 22 RUNS ITS A FACT SMALLBALLLLLLLLLLL

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      GERARDI IS AN IDIOT FOR NOT SQUEEZING

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

    Alright, so he can wiggle out of trouble. Big deal.

  • jonathan

    Damn Robbie…that hurt

  • http://www.sbcimpact.net Dave Miller

    Shut ‘em down, CC!

  • Dream of Electric Sheep

    We might get the soft underbelly of Tampa’s bullpen tonight consider Price is nearing 90 pitches and Benoit threw 28 last night.

    Of course, you still have to hit them.

  • Jerome S

    Serious lack of killer instinct, guys.

    • Kit

      No Heart!

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

      We should give Ortiz 3 years and 50 million in the offseason. He leads the league in Killer Instinct Factor!

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

        He also leads the league in the most non-mentions of his HGH use.

        • Kit

          Didn’t he already clarify that he was set up by someone in New York. SET. UP. So he’s innocent!

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

    This is the part of the game where CC dials it up and gets nasty.

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

    Guys, Price is REALLY good, there’s not really deathly shame in him striking people out

    • All Star Carl

      No its annoying because you leave the Rays in the game. Now they are set up to tie the game.

      • Kit

        Home runs don’t come on cue.

        • All Star Carl

          Didn’t ask for a home run. Sac fly would have been just as good.

          • Kit

            …how would that be keeping the Rays out of the game?

  • All Star Carl

    That sucks.

  • Copperhead65

    Comon CC lets not give any back

  • Greg

    Get the bullpen up

    • Mickey Scheister

      Gaudin is stretching.

  • Kit

    Settle down, CC, can’t give those runs back.

  • tom

    Ugh. Going to be that kind of night.

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

    Stop letting Longoria beat you, CC. It’s Ben freaking Zobrist behind him!

  • Copperhead65

    This is where the Rays are Annoying

  • Dustin Blowsley

    What does the binder say, Joe?

  • Jerome S

    I’m sorry, but on gameday, when I see “Sabathia 20-6 3.03″ and “Zobrist .257 10 HR 52 RBI” I can’t help but think “Overmatched!” So what’s that thing about predicting baseball?

  • Mickey Scheister

    Cmon CC, Buckle down and strike this fool out!

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

    Do it, Big Guy. Shut ‘em down.

  • Dream of Electric Sheep

    Aight, You got this big boy, 2 more to go.

    • Dustin Blowsley

      This sounded gay.

      • Kit

        Not cool, dude.

        • Slappy White

          And when he says gay, he just means dude is really happy

      • Dream of Electric Sheep

        Whatever floats your boat dude.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Gay is not and should not be a pejorative term in any way.

    • Slappy White

      TWHS ?

  • http://www.sbcimpact.net Dave Miller

    Now, we all love McClelland, right?

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

    I couldn’t even get mad at the Longoria double because it interrupted the stupid Kay “Felix doesn’t deserve the MVP!!!!” narrative.

  • Kit

    Ugh, shitty cheap hit.

  • LGY

    How often does a slow roller like that happen??

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

      Against the Yankees? Like every damn day.

      /confirmation bias’d

  • U Thant

    weak…and now he needs his rest.

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

    Man, if only the Yankees could hit those massive swinging bunts!

    /Carl’d

  • Slappy White

    Rocco uses his weakness to his advantage…..Genious

  • Mickey Scheister

    FUCK! Little dribbler, the Yanks have so many weak hits against them. Well I’m sure all teams do but damn they hurt!

  • jonathan

    fuck you babip

  • jonathan

    a GIDP or K would be massive

  • Copperhead65

    Thats what make these Rays annoying, borderline AAA players killing us

    • Kit

      Lucky hits aren’t exactly “killing” us.

      • Copperhead65

        That one did

        • Kit

          No it didn’t. That solid base hit did.

          • Copperhead65

            Thats what I ment

            The Dan Johnson, Matt Joyces and Aybars

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

      Yeah, I know. 3 runs in 6 innings. It’s like the ’27 Yankees out there.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      I’m sure that’s what Rays fans say about Marcus Thames hitting a 2-run bomb off of David Price.

  • Kit

    Brackman! Did you cut your hair?

  • U Thant

    we can’t can a flyball but the rays can get something cheap like that. you know what you can’t do? predict baseball.

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

      The Swisher and Jeter hits weren’t exactly smoked, you know. It goes both ways.

  • LGY

    Augh dammit!!!

  • Dustin Blowsley

    Jesus!

  • Mickey Scheister

    Hey-ZEUS!!

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    Aybar… that is the equivalent of Dan Johnson.

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

    Ah, balls.

  • Kit

    Fuck. No more, CC. Keep them where they are.

  • All Star Carl

    Just give us the wild card.

    • Kit

      My God, this game isn’t even over and there’s still a few more to play and already conceding defeat. Great fan you are.

    • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

      based on a BABIP bloop and a few singles? Thanks, i’ll pass for the championship.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      (takes All Star Carl’s white flag)
      (breaks it, pees on it)
      (buries it)
      (shakes some sense into All Star Carl)

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

      LET’S GIVE UP!!!!

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        NO FUCK THAT YOU’RE NOT GOING TO GIVE UP BEFORE ME I CAN BEAT YOU AND GIVE UP FASTER THAN YOU CAN!!!

        • ShuutoHeat (Don’t Trade GGBG Pl0x)

          NO WAY TSJC! I’M GOING TO BUILD A TIME MACHINE AND GO BACK IN TIME SO THAT I CAN GIVE UP BEFORE YOU CAN GIVE UP BEFORE ME!! AGH FUCK THIS, I GIVE UP!!!

    • Jerome S

      hey hey… shut up.

  • U Thant

    eff. these. effin. rays.

  • jonathan

    damn how quickly the momentum flips. I thought we’d be at least up 4-1 and now all they need is a fly ball to take the lead….damn….

  • Sheepmeister

    Personally I want the twins in a short series instead of the rangers with lee twice.

    • Kit

      Fun fact: The Twins have the same record we do. Meaning, they’re not cupcakes. Texas sucks on the road and against pretty much anyone in the AL East.

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

        Well… I’m not so sure. They have destroyed a weak AL Central to the tune of like 50 wins.

        • Kit

          Very true, but they’re also not as weak as they were last year.

  • Henry

    Looking at Foley for too long. WTF is Michael Kay smoking. Just like the other day against Texas. “Texas isn’t exactly a threat.” Then they swept the Yankees.

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    This is a situation where failure to hit a fly ball deep enough to score a run or just come up with something kills the Yankees.

    • Greg

      That’s why they should have played smallball

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

        /facepalm

        • Greg

          In retrospect, they should have

          • Kit

            Hindsight is always 20/20, Greg.

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

            Who did you want to bunt? Swisher, who got a hit? Tex, who has probably never bunted in his life?

            Oh, I see. You wanted the guy with 600 home runs or the probable AL MVP to bunt. Got it.

            • Kit

              If Alex bunts in a situation like that, I will pull my hair out.

            • Greg

              Tex because no would have expected it. THe element of surprise.

              • Kit

                Who the hell do you think they’re playing? Blind people?

              • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

                They wouldn’t have expected it because it would be fucking dumb. Tex is one of the best hitters in baseball, he should be swinging away and trying driving in runs.

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

            Withh all due respect, I do think that’s complete and utter bullshit. It’s pure hindsight. Who’s to say they would have executed correctly with their “smallball” techniques? And wth the caliber hitters they have with nobody out and men on Smallball should basically NEVER be used. Maybe if Pena or Cervelli is up.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

            Correct.

            In retrospect, they should have traded an out for a run. In retrospect. That’s the only way it makes sense, though: In retrospect. If I know thanks to hindsight that we were going to pop out and strike out, I would have wanted us to squeeze bunt or hit a sac fly.

            In the moment, when I don’t know that what’s going to happen is that we’re going to fail, I wouldn’t choose the path that requires a failure. Because that’s what sac bunts/sac flies are: failures. Slightly productive ones, sure, but failures nonetheless.

            All the “we should have bunted/hit a sac fly” calls are ridiculous Monday morning quarterbacking.

            We should have taken the sack there instead of throwing that interception, damnit!!!

  • jonathan

    anybody have the number of 3 ball counts CC has faced? it says he’s throwing like 91 on gamecast. Does he look gassed?

  • http://www.sbcimpact.net Dave Miller

    Did someone tell the Yankee pitchers the last couple of days that they HAVE to go to a full count on EVERY batter?

    • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

      Part of Eiland’s new program to stretch the pitchers so they are in post season shape.

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    Deep trouble for the Yanks. Crap

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

    Fuck, I put gameday back on and the game is tied. WTF?

  • Henry

    Who do we blame for the RISP problem the Yankees are having. The players or Girardi?

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

      3 runs off David Price is hardly a “RISP problem”, in my humble opinion.

      • It’sATarp

        bases loaded and 1 out you should be able to get one run….that was fail on the team

      • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

        I’d say it’s a “David Price” problem.

    • Jerome S

      5 LOB for Cano, a talented everyday player. Blame the players but sometimes you have a bad day…

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Q: Who do we blame for the RISP problem the Yankees are having? The players or Girardi?

      A: Baseball.

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

    Ouch. That looked like it hurt.

  • Mickey Scheister

    CC = Command & Control? I know the Ump is inconsistently inconsistent but man up and get these Rays out!

    • Mickey Scheister

      Consistently inconsistent!

  • Greg

    Get him out

  • Slappy White

    Nothing good ever happens after walking Kelly Shoppach

  • All Star Carl

    Yeah go ahead and walk this scrub CC

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

    Eeek, poor CC.

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

    Trust your fastball, CC.

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    CC looks gassed.

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

    Thanks, Mr. Umpire.

  • Kit

    C’mon, CC. You can do it.

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

    Where the hell did that miss?

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

    Err.. that pitch looked like more of a strike than the 3-1 pitch.

  • LGY

    Dammit. This was too sticky of a situation

  • Mickey Scheister

    Awful! Does this mean Gaudin is coming in?

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

      *chuckle*

  • Little Bill

    It pains me to see these putrid hitters have better at bats with men on base than our best hitters did last inning. Our ace got outdueled by their ace. CC lost this game for us, no excuses. This is what we have to look forward to come October.

    • RalphieD

      yeah your right…CC pitches like this every game…

    • swisher’s fauxhawk
    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      LET’S GIVE UP!!!!

      Also the game isn’t over.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Good joke, Little Bill. That was a funny one.

    • All Star Carl

      Ok It’s over now right? Yankees choked.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Have you watched a baseball game before, All Star Carl? Are you aware that they go 9 innings?

  • cano is the bro

    ugh this sucksssss

  • jonathan

    wow, my stomach hurts

  • Greg

    Make up call 101

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    Well, three runs, now Joba. Odds are not favorable.

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

    So the 3-1 was a strike but that wasn’t? K

    • Greg

      it was a make up call

  • Copperhead65

    that was a payback call

  • All Star Carl

    Way to choke Yankees.

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

      The game:

      Not even close to over.

      • Mickey Scheister

        It’s just begun, Yanks will put together some good ABs and make it happen!

        • Mickey Scheister

          Fuck me. I think Fringe is on.

  • Kit

    (shakes head)
    Alright, Joba. Get us the hell out of this inning.

  • Jon in CUO

    Strike 3 on the corner according to Brooks

  • http://www.carusophotography.com Jay

    I’ve discovered an even bigger homer than Michael Kay. His name is Joe Kennedy.

    • Jon in CUO

      Kevin Kennedy, Rays announcer?

      • http://www.carusophotography.com Jay

        Douche moment. Yes, KEVIN Kennedy.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        No, Joe Kennedy, political scion and Citgo pitchman:

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNE0os3f3VY (safe)

  • Matty

    I did not see this meltdown coming.

  • RAYRAY from Tampa Bay

    Chokers

    • It’sATarp

      and yet even if we lose we’d be in first place. heh go figure

      • Matty

        Tied in the loss column.

      • RAYRAY from Tampa Bay

        idiot, you kidding me, like maybe we played one less game

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

          What’s your fucking point?

          If you lose that game, guess what? You’re in second.

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    This performance officially takes CC out of the Cy Young bid. Too many runs, too many pitches, and gave up the lead.

    Sad part is, if Price goes 2 more innings, regardless of getting the win, he will win the Cy Young

    • Kit

      Are you high?

      • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

        Why? Telling you how the VOTERS will vote. If your looking for logic, ignore baseball writers ability to assess seasons in terms of awards.

        • Kit

          I have no idea what the fuck you’re rambling about, but it’s cool, because I think it’s dumb anyways and will promptly ignore it.

    • It’sATarp

      did king felix, Liarno and Cliff Lee all retire today or something

  • Dream of Electric Sheep

    This was a bad performance by CC . Let’s hope for min damage.

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

    Come on, YES. This is CC’s shortest outing since…?

  • Jerome S

    Everyone, CTFD. I see cream in the future…

    • Seamus

      TWSS

      • Jerome S

        I was aware of that risk going in…

  • Ben

    Definitely a ball. Price was able to do in the fifth what CC was unable to do in sixth – limit the damage (not to mention Price did it against much tougher hitters).

  • U Thant

    you don’t walk the 8th and 9th hitters.

  • Greg

    Game over

  • RAYRAY from Tampa Bay

    Hitters best Friend Jobaaaaaa

  • Kit

    Ugh, ugh, ugh. C’mon, Joba. C’mon, offense.

  • Matty

    CC just said adios to the Cy Young Award.

    /Felix’d

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

    Come on, Jobber.

  • Cy Pettitte

    what an epically bad inning

  • Dustin Blowsley

    Good job, fat boy.

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    And there is Joba to officially put the FUCK in the game.

  • All Star Carl

    You don’t throw 3 sliders in a row to BJ Upton.

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

    DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMED! What are we going to do with our division lead and 99.9% playoff odds! Good season, fellas. Time to pack it up.

    • Greg

      Division is gone because the Rsys have cupcakes after this.
      It’s not our year.

      • Jerome S

        Obviously, fuck it guys.

        No killer instinct in this team. We should hand the division over to Tampa, right now.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      If we qualify for the playoffs, we should do the noble thing and forfeit and give our spot to the Red Sox, they deserve it more than we do.

  • Little Bill

    Ballgame over. Pathetic performance by CC. Pathetic at bats last inning by Teixera, Cano, and Thames. The series was going so well after the first two games but the Rays are now going to win the division.

    • Jerome S

      DOOOOOOOOOOOOOM! DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • It’sATarp

      you realize even if we lose we still have a lead? /face palm jump off now, i don’t care

  • The Evil Empire (The original) -Burnett is still way overrated.

    LOL this guy was supposed to start somehow

  • All Star Carl

    Cy young is gone. Warren Spahn award! Gone :(

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

    *rolls eyes*

    Trolls.

  • Andy

    What a fucking mess

  • Kit

    Is it me or has the defense looked a little…not good, today?

  • Dustin Blowsley

    Joe Girardi is to blame, somehow.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Joe Gerardi, too.

  • Reggie C.

    Just turned into a spanking.

    I guess this kills CC’s Cy Young campaign.

  • CBean

    Well this sucks.

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    Well….. Joba.

    So other than Mariano who has been shaky is there anyone in the bullpen right now who can get necessary outs?

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

      Wood? Robertson? Logan? Hurrrrrr.

      • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

        Wait those guys still pitch for the Yankees? l didn’t know they were there. All I have seen lately is Gaudin, Vasquez, the new kid last night, joba…. Could have sworn they were traded.

  • Copperhead65

    Thank god we have Joba in the pen

  • Greg

    It’s just not our year. We might win the Series next year.
    But the Rays are better than us, and the Phillies are better than us.

    It’s not our year

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

      Then please, by all means, stop posting here.

    • CBean

      Yes, we should clearly give up right now and go home.

    • Kit

      Okay then, if that’s what you think, then stop watching the games and go away. Your input is not liked or well received here. In fact, we really hate it. So for everyone’s sake, go away.

    • http://www.twitter.com/deanezag Zack

      Seriously?

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

      I repeat: LET’S GIVE UP!!!!

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

        But seriously, if you have no confidence in this team, get the fuck out. No one really likes your posts anyway.

    • Pasqua

      Please call WFAN with any and all ridiculous and uninformed complaints.

    • ShuutoHeat (Don’t Trade GGBG Pl0x)

      Why didn’t you warn us during mid season? Thanks for being selfish! Wait, why the heck are you still here if you knew it wasn’t going to be the Yankees’ year?

      Oh right, you’re here just to whine like a little cry baby and wag your finger at everyone. So that when things DO go wrong, you look like an amazing genius.

      • Greg

        The reason I came here is because I wanted to chat with people who didn’t make stupid comments like on ESPN.com and let me voice my opinions.

        But obviously, no one around here feels the same way I do.
        WHy shouldn’t I think this way? THe Yankees are playing really bad right now.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          WHy shouldn’t I think this way? THe Yankees are playing really bad right now.

          Because how we play right now doesn’t have much bearing on how we play in October. September isn’t October; if it was, we’d trot the A-lineup out there every night.

        • ShuutoHeat (Don’t Trade GGBG Pl0x)

          Wait, so you came here because of the idiots at ESPN? Talk about the dunce laughing at the moron.

          There is a really simple rule in this world: when you act/talk like a moron, people will refer to you as a moron. Why don’t you keep that in mind?

          Yankees are human, they’ll have off games and bad games. Where the heck is your dedication as a fan? Last I checked they don’t have a 20-100 season. So while you say you have given up, why bother to keep this up? Go and give up, stop making these asshat comments.

        • Pasqua

          You’re talking yourself right into a problem: “The Yankees are playing really bad right now” DOES NOT EQUAL, “It’s just not our year.” That you feel comfortable making the leap from the former to the latter is the reason you will continue to suffer a shitload of heat from people here.

  • http://www.twitter.com/deanezag Zack

    I guess all the trolls received a flyer to come to RAB tonight

  • It’sATarp

    ugh thanks for nothing joba

  • Dustin Blowsley

    Now’s the fucking time to bring in Gaudin.

  • pastadivingarod

    Please trade Joba in the offseason

    • The Big City of Dreams

      did you want him traded when he was pitching well

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Of course not, no.

      • Pasqua

        My guess? He doesn’t even realize that Joba has been pitching well.

  • Stratman9652

    Um Joba, we get it, your gonna throw the slider. Unfortunately so does every other team.

  • Kit

    C’mon, offense.

    • RAYRAY from Tampa Bay

      Go bake your stupid cookies

      • Kit

        Go pick a fight with someone else. You really, really don’t want to fuck with me.

        • RAYRAY from Tampa Bay

          My guess is that you spend all your time on this thread, you are probably 300lbs and eating Chips as we type. You are right I probably do not want to fuck you

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

            My guess is you’re the type of loser who would go troll on an opponent’s website.

            You know why I post on here? I love the Yankees. You know why I don’t post on your Tampa Bay Rays blog? Because the Rays are fucking beneath me, and I’m not enough of a pathetic asshat to go to some blog that is designed for a team I don’t care for to try and start shit like a petulant child.

          • Kit

            I weigh 125 and I don’t spend all my time on this thread. I just happen to enjoy civil conversation with well educated, intelligent people who love baseball as much as I do. You know, with fellow fans. Who do you have to cheer your team with you? No one? You must be one of the five tampa fans. Keep cheering for your team, kid, the Phillies are praying they get them as a match up.

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

              I wouldn’t even bother, Kit. When he has to resort to personal attacks it’s just sad and not worth responding to.

              • Kit

                Yeah. I felt kind of foolish for answering him. I knew he was being an ass and I should’ve just backed away, but I hate people like him–childish about everything.

  • Little Bill

    I blame Girardi for this. Chad Gaudin was clearly the guy who should have been brought in this situation. Gaudin matched up better with Crawford and Longoria.

    • Henry

      I think Edwar would have been a better match up.

  • ZZ

    The Yankees should skip CC’s next start. He has looked tired his past 2 outings.

    Get him ready for the playoffs is #1 priority.

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

      I’m sure he’ll throw 5 innings in Boston on 6 days rest, something similar to last year.

      • ZZ

        He was already getting rest prior to that start with extra days between his starts. This year they are going to have to do something a little more drastic this late in the season.

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

          Well, I believe after tonight he’s 1 inning shy of matching his regular season total from last year. I think he’ll be fine as long as they give him a half-start sometime before the playoffs.

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

    Hard for me to get mad when he’s been lights out and comes in bases loaded, one out. But damn, Joba.

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

    Some of you need to nut up.

    /blunt

    • Pasqua

      Not blunt enough, really.

  • Henry

    Wow. Thanks CC and Joba. Especially you Joba. You inherited 3 runners and let them score. Then the other runners scored too. Awesome.

  • Dustin Blowsley

    Joba, please have a shitload of booze and drive really, really fast on your way home.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Hey, Champ, why don’t you stop talking for a while? Maybe sit the next few plays out.

      • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

        Now that was funny… Good Anchorman reference.

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

      Hey now.

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

      Not okay. At all.

    • Pasqua

      You changed the “M” in “Mosley” and replaced it with “BL” which spells “Blowsley”! America! What a country!

    • ShuutoHeat (Don’t Trade GGBG Pl0x)

      Wow really? I wonder how you would feel if someone asked you to set yourself on fire, you know for the sake of the gene pool.

  • Copperhead65

    Now the Boston Series means so much more

    Minny might have best record

    Tampa feeling good about themselves

    This night SUCKs

    • All Star Carl

      Some people want to play the Twins at Target field. They want to!

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        I don’t give a shit whether we play the Twins or the Rangers, at home or on the road. We’ll beat either of them.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joe Pawlikowski

      You just got banned because your friend is an asshole. Too bad.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Wait, who got banned?

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joe Pawlikowski

          The Rays douche. Who has the same IP as this guy.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

            Naturally. Why stop at douchebaggery and trolling? Add in the trifecta of SBGL-multiple-personalities as well.

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

            I’m really shocked Copperhead65 was actually a concern troll what with the fact that he never said anything good about the Yankees and was constantly predicting doom and gloom.

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

              But Copperhead65 has actually been here for longer. Is he the “real” poster and RAYRAY from TampaBay his dumber, unfiltered alter-ego?

              These are the eternal questions of life…

    • Pasqua

      The Boston series means not one ounce more than it did at 7 pm tonight. 2.5 games ahead or .5 games ahead, nothing is locked up, and that Magic # up there can, at best, drop to two.

  • Dustin Blowsley

    Again, I held off watching porn for this.

    • Jerome S

      o.O

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    So this totally mans we’re missing the playoffs, right? I just wanted to check so I could find the nearest bridge/ledge/gallows.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      I’ve begun proceedings to have us excommunicated from the league entirely.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Expedite the process, Tommie. The sooner, the better.

      • Pasqua

        We shall initiate sovereign rule and form the Church of Tradition.

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

      Well, after this game, the Red Sox playoff odds rise to…. 0.1%. CHOKE CHOKE 2004 CHOKE!

    • CBean

      Yep. I heard that Yankees might even be canceled next year. They’re just going to bag the whole thing.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    And, I completely disagree with those poll results.

  • Matty

    I have to admit it, you guys here at RAB are good sports.
    The Rays just laid the smackdown on the Yankees that inning and most of you are like ho hum. Very kool.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Being in first place and knowing that we’ve already guaranteed at worst a split of the 4-game series will do that for you.

    • Kit

      Having 27 rings will do that to you.

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

      I’m sure, win or lose in the playoffs, you will look back on that meaningless game on September 23rd and be like “FUCK IF WE HAD ONLY WON THAT GAME!”

      Honestly though. This is not do or die. There’s plenty of time to get stressed out in the playoffs, I’m not about to let my blood pressure rise over this.

    • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

      Having more than 57 fans show up to home games will do that to you.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Knowing that this game isn’t the most important game in our franchise’s history (nor is it in the top 10,000) will do that for you.

    • Dream of Electric Sheep

      ALL that logical stuff and smoking a joint will do wonder to one’s prospectives.

  • Dustin Blowsley

    Are you fucking drunk, Jorge? Piece of cunt shit.

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

      Why don’t you calm it down, fella.

      • Poopy Pants

        Why don’t you ignore him if you don’t like it?

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

      There gonna be a banhammer appearance?

  • RAYRAY from Tampa Bay

    For all those predicting a sweep

    Fuck you alllll

    • It’sATarp

      still in first place. keep screaming, maybe you can scream the rays to first place

    • Kit

      O:S

    • Pasqua

      Aw, shit. We just got owned, y’all!

  • All Star Carl

    4 pitches 2 out. What in the hell is this?

  • phughesisgod

    So, uhh, you know who I would love to see right now? Andrew Brackman. Make it happen, Joe.

    • Dustin Blowsley

      His name is not in the binder.

      • phughesisgod

        What is that supposed to mean? He’s active for tonights game.

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

          Seeing as he was in the dugout and not in the bullpen I’d say the chances of him coming in are rather slim.

  • Dustin Blowsley

    What the fuck is Golson smiling for? You’re losing, jackass!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Lets see some Brackman/Sanchez now, lol

  • Dustin Blowsley

    I want to see Jesus, goddamnit!

  • Copperhead65

    So whats on TV tonight?

    Any new shows?

    • Dustin Blowsley

      At least I have 2 gb of porn.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        I would have expected someone with massive amounts of porn to be more relaxed and easygoing.

  • Jerome S

    Now that I’ve counter-commented a few trolls,

    Seriously, guys? An inning ago this game looked pretty good… Price was throwing a lot of pitches, CC was keeping the Rays down pretty solid.

    Then there was the big inning. One inning. One half-inning, actually. Oh, and Posada and Grandy getting out on four pitches.

    If I may:

    …Why can’t the Yankees seem to get a hang of this whole big inning/shut ‘em down thing?

    • Dustin Blowsley

      Somehow, Joe Girardi’s at fault.

    • It’sATarp

      shit happens, especially with joba. we’ll live

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

      Yeah, I mean, they’ve only done it 92 times!

      Sorry, I’m in a piss-poor mood tonight.

      • Jerome S

        Yo, we all understand…

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

          Bro-hug

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

    Let’s go, Swish. Keep the line moving.

    • Jerome S

      you’ve said that several times, at least.

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

        Not tonight, I haven’t.

  • Dustin Blowsley

    A HBP to Tex wouldn’t be all that bad. Let Arod clear the bases.

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

    Damn you, Michael Kay. Damn you to hell.

    • Dustin Blowsley

      It is high, it is far…caught at the warning track. Fuckers.

  • Cy Pettitte

    fucking KAy, that wasn’t even close, got me excited for nothing

    • ThrillHouseMD

      Seriously, even the crowd knew that one was in the park.

  • Kit

    God dammit, Kay.

  • It’sATarp

    first pitch swing…really tex?

  • All Star Carl

    SHOCKING!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    The fact that Upton was able to get to that ball easily while playing shallow is rather impressive.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joe Pawlikowski

    I am shocked, SHOCKED, that Dustin Blowseley is Jersey Johnny.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      The “gay” comment should have given it away.

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

      That… makes so much sense.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Seriously, I want Ross to move out of Jersey. It’s gone to seed.

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

          What is it with my state and producing horrible posters :( I really need to move…

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

            The weird/sad thing isn’t that your state produces idiot posters (all states do that), it’s that so many idiot posters from New Jersey want to fly their Jersey flag high and make sure you know where they come from.

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

              I guess that’s where the bad reputation comes from. All states have stupid people. New Jersey is just PROUD of their stupid people.

            • Pasqua

              I live in New Jersey. (And I was saying “Boo-urns.”) I’m a sad panda.

          • Dream of Electric Sheep

            Nah , SSS . Atlantic City is there! I love your state.

  • ZZ

    Neither CC or Price have great stuff tonight. The Rays took advantage of their opportunities and unfortunately the Yankees came up short agan. Also, doesn’t help when you bring in a reliever and he lets 4 runs score in the span of only 11 pitches.

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

      Yeah.. that certainly escalated quickly on Joba. He used to be so good with runners on base, too.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Eh, all relievers have nights where they just don’t have it, even Mo.

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

        YankeesWFAN

        “Joba Chamberlain had allowed only 5 inherited runners to score all season before tonight. He gave up 3 tonight.”

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

          Yeah, that’s what I’m saying. He used to be money in those situations, not tonight :(

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    and splat. Fuck.

  • Greg

    Frankly I’m acting in a pessismistic way because I dont want to be dissapointed.

    Now I didn’t think they were going to repeat at the beginning of the year because of the difficulty of the feat.

    • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

      That’s a hell of a way to go through life.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      That sounds like a “you” problem.

    • ShuutoHeat (Don’t Trade GGBG Pl0x)

      So you cry like a baby and talk like a moron when you are disappointed? Well you know, you’re going to be crying a whole lot because there is whole lot of disappointing things that are going to pop up in your life. Because people can’t always have things their way in life.

      Out of curiosity, do you pout and bawl when your ice cream melts?

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

      I don’t want to be disappointed too but you don’t just act like a pessimist, you act kinda silly all the time, what with the whining about smallball and what have you.

    • Kit

      No one wants to be disappointed really, but there is life outside of baseball. Conceding victory to another team when there’s still games left to be played is ridiculously dumb.

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

      Look, keep in mind that baseball is a release. It’s a chance for us poor middle-class saps to forget about life and let baseball distract us for 5 hours a day. Enjoy it. If you let it get to you so much you should really take a step back and calm down.

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    So now Javy is in… Joe conceding?

  • China Joe

    They should throw Andrew Brackman out there for an inning just to cheer people up. Any objections?

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

    You say potato, Flash says Potata.

  • Kit

    Ouch…Javy. Don’t plunk people.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Javy you have to be kidding me

    bring in the Brackman

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

    HBP Javy doesn’t quite have the same ring as Home Run Javy.

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

    Kind of amazing how fast this game turned into a train wreck.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Joe:

    Was “RAYRAY from TampaBay” and “Copperhead65″ also “Matty”?

    It would make sense.

  • CBean

    Javy is auditioning himself out of the postseason.

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

    Well this escalated quickly.

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

    Holy CRAP, Javy. Holy crap.

  • MikeD

    I step out of my home for 15-minutes and 3-1 Yanks turns into 8-3 Rays. I don’t even want to know how.

    • Pasqua

      New rule, MikeD: You may not leave your home until November.

      Seriously, have some consideration for the rest of us. Geez.

  • Pasqua

    If this series ends up a split, it’s worth pointing out – from an objective baseball standpoint – that these two teams are putting on one helluva show this season. When was the last time the East lead was bigger than 3 – 3.5?

    Imagine if there was no Wild Card. This would be epic in scale.

    • It’sATarp

      we’d be like the central from the last two years…except better.

  • It’sATarp

    boy would it be great next year when we upgrade from javy to cliff lee

  • Kit

    Holy fuck, Javy. This isn’t good at all.

  • Mark

    Quick maybe Brackman can win a spot in the Yanks pen.

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

    Javy, I mean… what the hell?

    Worst part about this is the Rays are almost certainly going to hit a Yankee in retaliation.

  • Cy Pettitte

    how can NOBODY be up

    get up Sanchez, or untie Mitre and drive him over to the stadium from Joe’s house

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

      +1

  • Cecala

    Hes not even hitting them good, Javy needs throw strikes

    • LegendsField

      I didn’t think he had enough control to hit three guys in a row, so maybe he’s improving

  • Andy

    I love how it’s cool on this board not to get upset about games like these.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Perspective >>>>>>>>>>>>>> irrationality

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

      Who says we’re not upset/annoyed/whatever? Just what’s the point of bein’ a Tough Guy On The Internet about it. It’s one game.

      • Kit

        This. I’m pretty sure everyone is pretty fucking heated/frustrated right now, but there’s no point in being assholes about it and raging and whining. It’s one game. There’s still plenty left.

        • Andy

          I wasn’t advocating being an asshole at all. Just a tough game to watch. And when people are upset sometimes it feels good to vent, and venting can often be irrational/whinny.

          • Kit

            I wasn’t saying you were, I was just speaking generally.

    • NYY-SWISH

      I hate it. Games like this piss me the fuck off. Disgusting on all accounts.

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

      I’ve learned it’s actually a lot more productive to go punch a pillow or go for a run than to vent frustration on a message board. Mostly.

  • Kit

    I’m like really sad and embarassed for Javy right now.

    • Jon in CUO

      Agreed.

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

      Ditto, this is like that game Dontrelle pitched against us.

      • Kit

        It really is. Breaks my heart to see it for both Dontrelle and Javy. It just really sucks for him.

  • Jon in CUO

    So on the Rays channel, they’re advertising their “pre-order 2011 season tickets for guaranteed access to postseason games” package. Given their attendance problems, the selling point seems pretty weak – if I’m a Rays fan, I’m just not that concerned that postseason tickets will ever be that hard to come by.

    I went to Game 7 of the 2008 ALCS in Tampa. We got an unbelievable deal on quality tickets from a scalper out front 15 minutes before first pitch.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Yeah, why would I ever buy Rays season tickets when I can walk up to the shithouse ballpark at any moment and buy any ticket I want at face value (or below)?

  • ShuutoHeat (Don’t Trade GGBG Pl0x)

    LOL, Javy isn’t throwing hard enough.

    • Kit

      He’s got nothing today. Damn.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    So Girardi gave up…again.

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

    Michael, he’s going to get booed either way.

  • Cy Pettitte

    I’m booing Vazquez at my house

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Javier Vazquez ate the whole wheel of cheese.

    Honestly, I’m not even mad, this is amazing.

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

      Well, that escalated quickly. I mean that really got out of hand, fast!

    • Slappy White

      They better put Javy in the “soft restraints” tonight. Just in case

  • Poopy Pants

    Can we now stop with the Cy Cy Young talk?
    King Felix is better.

    • Pasqua

      Never underestimate the power of the almighty WIN.

      Though, I would also argue to never underestimate the power of the almighty MSM-Bew York bias.

      So, who fuckin’ knows, really?

    • Chris

      Yeah, but Lee and Liriano are even better.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    This is super sad to watch. It’s like watching that one kid who tries REALLY hard to pitch but just cannot make it to the plate with any semblance of accuracy.

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    Wow 2 more runs.

    Seriously, i know the Yankees are in the playoffs but how anyone can honestly say that this team is ready for a 5 game series starting in Minnesota or against Cliff Lee is beyond me.

    They are just not playing very well.

  • Chuck

    he’s probably just tired. he’s been pitching for 20 years or more! those ligaments are barely hanging on.

  • Slappy White

    This is the biggest pitching meltdown ive ever watched….Im actually worried about Javy. This guys head must be all fucked up

    • Kit

      He’s probably mortified. This isn’t what he’s capable of.

  • Stratman9652

    On the upside it would be kinda cool to see Swish on the mound again.. I missed it last year.

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    10-3…. Wouldn’t now be a good time to sit Cano, Jeter, Arod, Tex … give them some extra rest heading into this weekend; considering that the Red Sox games will be marathons.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    HEY A STRIKEOUT!!!

    Nice job, Javy.

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    Javy has hit more batters in one inning than the Yankees hit during the Torre years.

  • Slappy White

    Put in Brackman with instructions….”You couldnt do any worse”

    • Stratman9652

      Honestly it’s a perfect time to let him see some major league batters, like you said, it couldnt get much worse. At least somebody would get something positive out of it.

  • Jon

    So..chances the yanks come back for 8+ runs against tampa bullpen? I’m banking on Maddon keeping his best relievers in this game.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Wow I didn’t hear much boos.

    • It’sATarp

      everyone probably left after joba’s mess

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

    I’m not in the mood for Kate Smith.

    • Slappy White

      Any man in the mood for Kate Smith needs to quit drinking

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

    Whenever I think of how shitty they’re playing right now and wonder how good they’ll do in the playoffs, I remember the 2000 Yankees.

    NEVER FORGET.

  • Cy Pettitte

    never been so happy to finally hear kate smith

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    I think the Yankees should offer Javy arbitration now.

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

    How can you not feel bad for Javy? A really great guy and a good pitcher who just happened to fall apart in the seasons he pitched with the Yankees. I can’t buy the “can’t handle New York” bullshit at all.

    • Kit

      I adore Javy, I do. Horrible pitcher or not, it’s really sad to see how far he’s fallen since last year. He did so well and now he’s…collecting dust in a bullpen just because he lost velocity and couldn’t get his mechanics down. It’s just super unfortunate.

    • Dream of Electric Sheep

      That’s the perception out there Ross, He can’t handle the big spot.

      • Kit

        It’s bullshit though, which is what he’s saying.

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

        You know they said the same thing about CC and A-rod before the postseason last year. Perception != Reality

        • Dream of Electric Sheep

          Yeah, except there will be no more opportunity to prove it otherwise in NY. That’s the reality of it , be it injury or other variables. He has failed twice in NY in his tours of duty in the Big Apple, his legacy won’t be kind .

          • Kit

            He was probably one of our best starters in the beginning of summer. Once he got his mechanics down, he was great, but he’s lost it and this will probably be it. His legacy won’t be kind because people will only remember the bad things.

    • CBean

      I don’t either. It kinda breaks my heart. I really wanted him to put all that to rest this year.

    • MikeD

      He could have handled NY fine, if only he didn’t leave his fastball in Atlanta.

      Be interesting to see what kind of offers he gets now. No more than a one-year, incentive heavy deal is my guess. I’m sure the Braves will have an interest in him since they remember him from ’09.

    • Pasqua

      Unfortunately for him, no matter what, the legend will always be that he failed under the bright lights. That’s the power of teh small-minded sports media.

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

      It’s really awful to see. Like, that last inning was just sad. He seems like such a nice guy who’s really determined to do well, and he just can’t. It doesn’t have anything to do with NY, just his mechanics and fastball. Maybe he’s hurt, who knows. It’s sad.

  • Dream of Electric Sheep

    Javy’s legacy in NY is not pretty. I am gonna assume we won’t see him in the playoff.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    So is it have a career day for my fantasy team after I lose in the playoffs?

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    So what are the odds the Yankees score 7 runs with 9 outs and send this to extra innings?

  • Ben

    Not too upset about the loss, even though I think it puts the Rays in the drivers seat for the division – considering their much easier schedule the rest of the way.

    However, I’m very curious to see how they handle CC down the stretch, and to see how he pitches when he’s out there. He hasn’t pitched well in three of his last four starts (and four of his last six). This poor stretch has been coupled with a noticeable dip in velocity. I’m not saying I’m concerned, just a bit anxious to see what he looks like from here on out.

    • MikeD

      This was an important game for the Yankees winning the division. A win we’re up 2 1/2, a loss and it’s half-game lead and we’re tied in the loss column. Considering their schedule and our schedule moving forward, the odds are in the Rays favor.

      The bigger issue is the magic number remains at three, so we can’t even think of resting players until we secure our spot.

      Yet the beauty of baseball if you never know.

  • tom

    Even with this debacle (assuming something like this score holds), the Pythagorean thing still makes the Yanks the best team in baseball. But they may only end up with the third best record in the league. Those 6 1-run losses they just endured really hurt the cause.

    Or maybe they’ll shellac the Red Sox while Tampa & Minnesota stumble a bit in the next ten days. Things can turn on a dime. Witness the last two days.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Well wild card doesn’t sound bad.

    • Kit

      Just stop, please. No one is in the mood right now.

  • http://www.richardiurilli.com Richard Iurilli

    Who are these men?

    Pitcher A: 10-9, 149.2 IP, 5.05 ERA, 1.370 WHIP, 1.93 K/BB
    Pitcher B: 11-10, 152.0 IP, 5.15 ERA, 1.467 WHIP, 2.60 K/BB

    (Stats are as of this morning.)

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

      A is Burnett, B is Beckett?

      • Kit

        Beckett’s W-L is 5-5 this season. Can’t be him.

        • Kit

          And now that I say that and re-read what I wrote, you didn’t specify a date, so my logic is stupid. Sorry about that.

      • http://www.richardiurilli.com Richard Iurilli

        I didn’t realize it, but before today, A.J. and Javy had identical ERA’s at 5.05.

    • Pasqua

      Just guessing: AJ and Javy?

    • Kit

      Player A is 2010 Javy.

      • http://www.richardiurilli.com Richard Iurilli

        Ding ding.

        Player B is Mike Mussina – in 2007.

        • Kit

          Moose was like the furthest thing in my mind while I was thinking about that. I just recognized Javy’s IP and W-L.

        • tom

          The point being? That Javy’sgoing to bounce back and win 20? Mussina had rather a more impressive earlier resume than Javy.

          I certainly agree with everyone that Javy seems like a truly good guy, but I’ve never warmed to him as a pitcher. He’s always seemed to me to be a guy who looks more like a winner on paper than he does on the field.

          • http://www.richardiurilli.com Richard Iurilli

            There isn’t really a point, other than to show that even great pitchers with “impressive earlier resumes” like Mike Mussina can have terrible years and that it doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re finished.

    • http://www.richardiurilli.com Richard Iurilli

      Javier Vazquez 2010 ERA by month:

      April/March: 9.00
      May: 4.91
      June: 3.23
      July: 3.34
      August: 5.96
      Sept/Oct: 7.59

      Mike Mussina 2007 ERA by month:

      April: 9.00
      May: 5.22
      June: 3.44
      July: 5.08
      August: 8.87
      Sept/Oct: 3.49

      Pretty darn close.

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    And there is the last month in a nutshell – GIDP.

  • John Cerra

    Brackman in the ninth?
    Or do you you hide him from Tampa, just in case he goes wild and makes the post season roster?

    There are a lot of pitchers I think he could pass…Gaudin, Mitre, Javy…

    • Cy Pettitte

      he’s in the dugout so I don’t think so, sadly, I really don’t think we’ll see him pitch at all this season

  • Sean C

    Well, this season’s over. See everyone next year.

    /jumping off the bridge’d

    • tom

      Well, at least the season ended with the Yanks in first place.

      • Sean C

        Haha, exactly. I’ve been getting texts from my asshole friends that are rooting for Tampa declaring the Yankees finished for the season. I don’t exactly understand their logic, since there’s no rational basis to their assertions.

        • Kit

          Did you remind them that we’re still in first?

          • Sean C

            Patronizingly, yes I did.

            • Kit

              That’s the spirit!

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

          declaring the Yankees finished for the season

          whaaaaa

          • Sean C

            In my opinion, the World Series trophy should be the only thing to declare the Yankees finished for the season.

  • Cy Pettitte

    lmao at this lineup now, so awesomely ridiculous

  • Stratman9652

    Screw the A lineup lets go with the triple A lineup.

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

    Let’s have a vote guys. All in favor of forfeiting the playoffs now to avoid embarssment, say aye.

    I thiink it’s time.

    • Kit

      I really hope you’re joking because this is just increasingly annoying.

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

        I could not possibly be any less serious.

        • Kit

          My bad, poster, I’m just getting annoyed at all the crap tonight.

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

        I know poster, he’s kidding. I think.

    • It’sATarp

      we’ll since every free agent prematurely too while we’re at it

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

      We need to give up our spot to the Red Sox, who will get an automatic bye to a 3-0 lead in the ALCS. It’s only right, what with all the injuries.

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

        The Grit will just blind other teams when it flies into their eyes. Blind them.

    • Sean C

      If you want, I’ll send Cashman and the Steinbrenner’s a text to let them know the Yankees are forfeiting the playoffs. That’ll take care of it, right?

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

        Come on man, we need more than that. Ben, Mike, and Joe need to sign it since they’re baseball guys. Cash will realize that with not one, but three people calling for the Yankees to forfeit, all of whom run a popular blog, he has no choice but to acquiesce.

        Good plan.

  • It’sATarp

    well this javy outing sums up pretty much javy’s season a good stretch sandwiched between a stretches of suck.

  • Sick Nwisher

    Is it a little late, to trade for another reliever?

    • Sick Nwisher

      /sarcasm’d

  • John Cerra

    Javy has lost too much velocity to be Javy. He is trying to go “El Duque,” that is, slow down the change up even more to keep the gap between his 88 mph fastball and the change up.

    He might adapt and become the next El Duque, but it can’t happen fast enough to help him this year.

    He knows it too, the lack of confidence is a problem.

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

    Anybody have good classical music I could put on my MP3?

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

      Guess I’ll have to settle for Garth Brooks’s “Low Places”.

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

        In all seriousness, though I like “Low Places” I’m liking Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata”.

        This is literally the first time, ever, I’ve listened to classical music.

        • Kit

          D:

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

            What for? “Low Places” or the classical music comment?

            • Kit

              The fact that you’ve never listened to classical music. It seems really strange to me.

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

                Huh.

                • Kit

                  Not that you’re strange, but it’s in a lot of places. Mostly elevators.

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

                    Well sure, it’s all over pop culture, but I never actually listened to it before, you know?

                    • Kit

                      I see. I just thought it was odd. I was introduced to classical music as a kid and I still listen to it when I study. Mozart for Meditation is a pretty good album if you’re still interested in listening. Too many long track names so I won’t list them, but I’m sure they’re online somewhere.

        • ShuutoHeat (Don’t Trade GGBG Pl0x)
  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    The AAA Lineup? Sweet, I can laugh even harder when they score 8 in the 9th.

    (maybe a tad too optimistic?)

    • Jon

      Just a smidgen

  • Stratman9652

    Golson for the ninth?

  • It’sATarp

    well lets just sweep this sox this weekend and call it a season (until the postseason)

  • John Cerra

    Javy again?
    Sigh

  • Chris

    I’m thinking about this game and trying to understand how people are going to blame this on Girardi. I know it’s coming, but I’m just not sure what tact they’ll take…

    • Dream of Electric Sheep

      Why bother?
      But to play devil’s advocate.

      G should have taken out CC early , HE was Clearly tired and installed Wood in the possible highest leverage situation there.

    • Kit

      I’m sure they’ll find a way to pin it on him, but so many things went wrong that it’s going to be awe-inspiring to see what they go with first.

    • Sean C

      I really don’t think this one’s on Girardi, even though many people will find reasons as you said.

  • ND Mike

    Ok, I was away for awhile. How many Yanks fans have punched walls or thrown things at the TV tonight? :)

    • Kit

      My things are still in tact, but I can’t speak for anyone else.

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

      I lit my dog on fire!!!!

      (I’m kidding, I don’t even have a dog)

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

        You’re missing out. Dogs are ridiculously awesome.

  • It’sATarp

    when did javy suddenly stop sucking? this is not the same guy who was pitching 2 innings ago

  • It’sATarp

    on a side note, it’s hard not to expect a split when two teams with practically the same records go head to head. so i don’t get the earlier crying about splitting with the rays, it’s not like we slight a series with the pirates, since the two teams are pretty much evenly matched…

  • Joltin Joe

    What’s the record for most battles lost while winning the war?

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

      Ask the French.

      • Joltin Joe

        Touche…but they usually depend on the Yanks to bail them out.

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

        Ask Washington. The man won like, two battles.

        • Dream of Electric Sheep

          Or Joseph Starlin.

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

            In ‘Nam, the U.S. lost no battles. Not one. And lost the war.

    • Dream of Electric Sheep

      I am hoping for a historical fact and a moral lessons here.
      What’s your point?

    • Kit

      I think it may belong to the 1997 Marlins (92-70).

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    That game was like passing a kidney stone.

  • Andrew518

    BOOOOOOOOO!

  • hexed

    This team does not look as good as last year. With the way things are right now can we beat the Phils…dont think so.

    • It’sATarp

      sure we can. Shit happens. i bet even the orioles or the pirates can take a game or two from the phils in a short series

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

        the Astros swept the Phillies in a four-game set at CBP earlier

        • hexed

          earlier…being the highlighted word. If we are to meet them in the WS, i fear for out batters facing there 1 thru 3…that lefty in there has mean off speed stuff and he has been on his game off late. Sure anything can happen but we dont look good. I will take the advice and sink into ice cream i need more than a tub..

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

            the point is the season can turn very quickly. I do think they might be the scariest postseason team right now, though. But that don’t mean nothin’ in November, necessarily…

  • Dream of Electric Sheep

    Nothing beats ‘washing down’ a lost with Haagen Daaz ice cream , it’s the fucking elixir of all things.

    • Kit

      I hit the Belvedere, and now I’m exhausted.

      • Jose the Satirist

        You’ve gone up a notch in my book. Nice choice for vodka.

        • Dream of Electric Sheep

          Ditto, no shame in that , wish we could share.

        • Kit

          I got it as a birthday gift, actually, and it’s been sitting around for months. I’m not big on drinking, but a friend wanted me to try it after raving about it. It works its magic though.

          • Dream of Electric Sheep

            1 oz lime juice
            1 1/2 oz vodka
            1 tsp powdered sugar

            Read more: Vodka Gimlet recipe http://www.drinksmixer.com/dri.....z10PcyDGVC

            • Jose the Satirist

              In my opinion Belvedere should only be drunk straight. Use lesser vodkas if you are going to mix it.

              • Dream of Electric Sheep

                I used to drink a lot of Gin , a bad habit I picked up oversea.

                But I enjoy a nicely mixed Gimlit. Now I just settle for a pint of blue moon with friends. Well, more than a pint.

  • Bigdragos

    I am new to the site

    Just need to vent, I know this lost does not mean much, but watching the yanks implode makes me want to explode. Also watchin Phils and Twins roll makes me really nervous going into the playoffs, they seem to be peaking while Yanks seem to be trading water

    • Bigdragos

      I ment treadung water

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

      Well aren’t the Twins and Phillies “peaking” now a good thing for the playoffs? Better they peak now than October/November.

      Also, we don’t have to worry about the Phils til at least the WS.

      • Bigdragos

        You might be right, I just want to clinch and enjoy the moment, it has been hard and exhausting watching them the last three weeks. My wife and kids think I am nuts!!

  • Bigdragos

    Does anyone know if Yanks beat sox counts as two games or one

    Thanks

    • Total Dominication

      2

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

      It counts as two for the magic number for the playoffs.