Sep
25

Game 155: You know, a win would be nice

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Seriously, knock them on their ass. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

The Yankees failed to move any closer to securing a playoff berth last night, and they haven’t made any progress on that front in the last few days either. It’s time for that nonsense to stop. Yes, resting players is important, but it would be nice to win a damn game and actually clinch something first. Cut the crap and come to play. For my sanity.

Here’s the starting nine…

El Capitan, SS
Swishalicious, RF
Texual Healing, 1B
A-God, 3B
RBInson, 2B
Mr. Thames, DH
Austin Powers, LF
Grandyman, CF
You Got Cerv’d, C

And on the bump, it’s Ivan Manuel Nova.

First pitch is scheduled for a little after 4pm ET, and this gem will be on FOX. I don’t think the Yankees have won a FOX Saturday game against the Red Sox since Bump Hadley outdueled Rube Walberg a few days before the Hindenberg burst into flames. Yeah, it’s been a while. Try to enjoy the game.

Categories : Game Threads
  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    I don’t think the Yankees have won a FOX Saturday game against the Red Sox since Bump Hadley outdueled Rube Walberg a few days before the Hindenberg burst into flames.

    Haha. Didn’t we win the last one though?

    A win would like, really be nice, and junk.

    • http://ballcraft.blogspot.com Zanath

      It’s going to be hard, that’s for sure. If Nova can hold them to two or three runs over five or 6 innings, we have a chance. We’re going to have to really work Lester hard. Or just hope he doesn’t have it. Hey, he’s not unbeatable. Nobody is.

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

        We’re going to have to really work Lester hard. Or just hope he doesn’t have it. Hey, he’s not unbeatable. Nobody is.

        If anything in this life is certain, if history has taught us anything… it is that you can kill anyone.

        /DonMichael’d

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

    I’m thinking of watching this game on mute while watching a DVD with the DVD volume playing.

    This can’t possibly go wrong.

    • Andrew518

      Fox en espanol baby!

      unless you speak spanish, then they might be just as annoying,

      but in my opinion they just seem to make the game sound cooler.

  • Slappy White

    Im going 1940 style Radio only sound (although I might watch Picture in Picture). I dont think I wanna hear Buck-McCarver talk about 2004 and how if we collapse this would be worse. I know thats ridiculous but I bet its brought up

    • http://ballcraft.blogspot.com Zanath

      Of course it’s going to be bought up. No way it isn’t. Hence, I’m muting the damn thing.

    • bonestock94

      I already warned my dad, he says there will be no volume today.

  • Bryan W

    I recall a FOX Saturday game in May the Yankees won against Boston. Yeah the Yankeees won the last one as well in August but this game was awesome.
    http://www.baseball-reference......5080.shtml

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

      That game went on FOREVER because there was a very long rain delay and then no one on Boston could get an out and it seemed like every Yankee reliever had two guys on base but got out of it and etc etc etc. Also, was that Ace’s last appearance this year? :(

      But whatever, I’ll take a win any way I can get it at this point.

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

        Cowboy Joe West was furious, I’m sure.

  • bonestock94

    A+ for the starting line-up, I will laugh to myself all day thinking about “Texual Healing.”

  • vin

    Attendance for that day was 3,381 at YS1. Wow.

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

      Fun Fact: Rube Walberg is Mark Wahlberg’s grandfather, and Bump Hadley is Captain Hadley’s first cousin.

      After the win, when the Yankees started celebrating, Bump Hadley reportedly shouted, “What the Christ is this happy horseshit?”

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

    I’d like to get a couple of wins to clinch the playoffs and win the division, just to shut all these pessimistic idiots up already.

    /BizarroJerseyJohnny’d

  • Pat D

    Yea, they won the game were John Lackey was simply too le-grit to quit, according to BuckCarver.

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

      That was hilarious. Lackey was just TOO GRITTY AND TOO MUCH OF A COMPETITOR not to give up the go-ahead hit to Cano.

  • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

    So who’s gonna be in charge of the 2004 references count?

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

      We should take bets on who can out-2004-namedrop the other: FOX today or ESPN tomorrow night?

      I’ll take ESPN. Joe Morgan is a warrior and a competitor, he’s not going to let some scrubs like Buck and McCarver out-namedrop him.

      • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

        It depends. If we lose today then we have a contest, but I think if we win today, they won’t be talking about THE COMEBACK!!!!!!1!!!!11 so much tomorrow.

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

          Oh ye of too much faith.

          • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

            The magic number would be ONE. I’m sure 2004 will be mentioned, just not as much as it would be if we lose today.

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

              Never underestimate ESPN’s ability to fellate the Red Sox.

      • http://www.twitter.com/stephen_mr Stephen R.

        If the Yankees lose today, I fully expect ESPN to lead with a video montage of 2004.

      • Bryan W

        Over/Under for McCarver telling the Dave Roberts stolen base from Game 4 story for the 12454749282th time? I’ll say 3rd inning.

  • http://www.twitter.com/stephen_mr Stephen R.

    Love the photo and the caption, Axisa. Very nice.

  • cano is the bro

    texual heaaaaaaling

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

      Fun Fact: Go to YouTube and search “textual healing”, and your top hits will be videos about Detroit Mayor Kwame Kirkpatrick.

  • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

    My night is going to be pretty crappy, so if we could seriously win this so I could be thinking about it during my crappy night, that would be cool.

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

      Double shift at the nudie booths?

      • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

        The closing crew at the store:

        - me.

        - my Anally Retentive Store Manager who will make me clean everything four goddamn times while she talks on the phone in the back of the store

        - the new girl who doesn’t know anything and will ask me at least six times if she has done everything right, also, what she should do next after every little thing.

        - also it’s a nice day out, so it will be busy, and i won’t be able to get ANYTHING done before actual closing.

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

          Oof. Good luck. I know the misery of late night retail store closings.

          • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

            Thanks. Good luck on saying really clever things in the game thread while we’re winning, so I can lol at them.

    • Slappy White

      Whys your night gonna be crappy ? Got a date with TSJC ?

      /cheapshot’d

      I hope its nothing serious. If so sorry

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

        Well played.

        • Slappy White

          You know youre my hero

          /trying to avoid retaliation’d

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

            You’ll rue the day you crossed me, Trebek.

      • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

        i would force that night upon anyone.

        yeah nothing too bad, just retail life sucks. :(

        • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

          WOULD NOT* Sorry. Was so overcome by the horror, I forgot a word.

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

            Sure you did. Sure you did.

            /FreudianSlip’d

            • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

              /tsjc’d

        • Pat D

          Reminds me of my retail days, especially having a person who does nothing and think she knows everything and thinks she’s your boss. Except that I guess this person really is your boss and the person from my days was really not, though she was allowed to act like it.

  • Sunil

    I really like Ivan Nova’s composure. I know it doesnt mean everything, but he seems comfortable and not intimidated by the majors, which is always a good sign. I think hes got a future as a starter, maybe even some potential for a #2 starter type guy. now although composure and comfort isn’t everything, doesnt it kind of seem like nova has had something that AJ has been lacking in terms of composure and confidence?

    • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

      Nova can get through a lineup at least once, which is definitely something AJ lacks.

      instantrimshot.com

  • Brooklyn Ed

    I’m not going to lie, I seriously hope the Yanks go after V-Mart as their DH/1B/C this offseason. Yeah I know his catching defense sucks, but I always been a fan of his bat. Hopefully CC would be able to persude him to come.

    • Bryan W

      According to ESPN Rumors V-Mart could be heading to the Orioles. Where do they get this stuff? hahaha

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

        It makes sense. Just like we would benefit from a C/DH rotating timeshare of Posada/Montero, Baltimore can rotate Wieters/VMart through C and 1B and keep them both fresh and in the lineup.

        It’s not like the Oreos have a glut of 1B/DH guys already that would relegate one of VMart or Wieters to the bench when the other is starting behind the plate. They’d both play near everyday.

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

          I wonder what Bret thinks of all this.

      • Bryan W

        I checked MLBTR and it was actually Buster Olney who heard this.
        http://twitter.com/Buster_ESPN/status/25428708158

    • Sunil

      CC is going to be doing some serious recruiting. its no secret hes been courting tampa’s CC. i’m sure hes going to call up cliff lee also.

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

      I like V-Mart, but I don’t see where he fits.

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

        That. Especially with trying to get Montero in (TWSS), and the fact that he’s not going to want a small deal.

      • Brooklyn Ed

        batting wise? V-Mart could be their 2 hole hitter. Imagine, V-Mart, Teix, and A-Rod as the 2-3-4. Oh my!!! Having V-Mart could give Teix a break once a week at 1B, and same goes for Posada which means less Cervelli.

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

        I like V-Mart, but I don’t see where he fits.

        TWSS

    • bonestock94

      We’re gonna have two defensively poor C/DH’s on the roster next year, certainly don’t need a 3rd one.

      • Sunil

        vmart at DH would effectively decrease posada’s playing time significantly. theres no way jorge is going to catch more than 70-80 games next year. also, if they tried to platoon cerv/posada/vmart, we would have two catcher on whom teams could freely run the bases. considering the yanks’ stress on defense, youth and athleticism, i think they would pass on victor. the bat is good, but i dont know if it causs too much of a fluctuation in other areas. also, vmart as no 2? i think swish has proven his capability for the no 2 spot for this year and next. arent swish’s number better save average?

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

          Jesus Montero.

          You’re welcome.

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

    Memo to the University of Arkansas Athletic Department:

    Putting “Razorbacks” on your thigs in lieu of an actual stripe doesn’t make you look cool and edgy, it makes you look like coeds wearing Victoria’s Secret tights or Abercrombie and Fitch leggings.

    • Slappy White

      On that note, there was a guy at my gym the other day with sweatpants with Abercrombie across his ass. I think he musta drifted to the wrong side of the store

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

        I’m all for non-traditional gender roles but that’s hilarious

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

        Speaking of which… I hate hate hate hate hate hate hate Nike and the stupid bullshit they do to otherwise beautiful college football uniforms.

        http://sports.espn.go.com/espn.....all_update

        Yes, the Hurricanes will have “The U” emblazoned across the small of their back like a fucking tramp-stamp. Phil Knight is an asshole.

        • Pat D

          A very rich asshole.

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

        I laughed

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

    Did they just say “the Rangers have run away with the AL East”?

  • Sunil

    vmart at DH would effectively decrease posada’s playing time significantly. theres no way jorge is going to catch more than 70-80 games next year. also, if they tried to platoon cerv/posada/vmart, we would have two catcher on whom teams could freely run the bases. considering the yanks’ stress on defense, youth and athleticism, i think they would pass on victor. the bat is good, but i dont know if it causs too much of a fluctuation in other areas

  • Anthony Murillo

    That A-Rod guy can still hit homeruns. Who knew?

  • James A

    Gonna throw this out there
    Tim McCarver fucking sucks

  • Chip

    I just turned over to Fox to see something about Reds and Padres right away, I just about threw my remote through the TV thinking I wasn’t going to be able to catch the game.

  • Cy Pettitte

    This fox broadcast is going to be unbearable…

  • James A

    Hey look, the owner of the Nets is kissing a tiny giraffe
    lets see if he can get Melo

    • Slappy White

      I want me one of dem Tiny Giraffes

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

      A.) I laughed, that was funny.
      B.) No, he can’t.

      • Pat D

        Seems like he’s about to. As a Knicks fan, er…kinda fan (I really don’t have the energy to follow the NBA), Melo going to the Nets says to me “All hope is lost.”

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

          Melo’s not going anywhere unless he consents to sign a contract extension with the team that trades for him, and he has no interest in playing for the Nets.

          That proposed deal is dead. Won’t happen.

          • Pat D

            What I read this morning said that Melo was leaning towards it as a “compromise” over not getting his way of going to the Knicks or Bulls.

            I personally think his compromise should be to just wait it out and sign with the Knicks in the offseason. Is one more year in Denver going to kill him?

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

              No, but the new CBA is going to kill his next contract

              • Pat D

                Damn, I keep forgetting about that.

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

                How much would he lose in the new CBA? 20M?

                Think about that for a moment: Is forgoing 20M worth it to direct yourself to a good Knicks team as opposed to a Nets team that will lose its best young players in a deal to acquire you?

                It probably is, yes. He might make that 20M back in marketing/endorsements/etc. as the face of the Knicks franchise as opposed to spinning his wheels in New Jersey or Brooklyn. Playing for the #1 team in the media market as opposed to the #2 team is quite lucrative, as is playing for a team that will win more instead of a team that will win less.

                I’d roll the dice if I was Carmelo instead of wedding myself to a second-rate franchise.

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

              I’ll believe it when I see it.

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

    There’s like 186 years worth of old man in the booth today. Great.

    • Slappy White

      Smells like Icey Hot and Scotch in there

    • https://twitter.com/Carcillo_ Carcillo

      I actually like Dick Stockton.

      • Pat D

        He’s senile now. He’s really too old.

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

    Looking at that playoffs retrospective commercial brings a question to mind:

    Are the San Diego Padres the ugliest team in North American sports history? I don’t think they’ve ever had an attractive (or even classy-looking) uniform in their entire history.

    • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

      The Astros would give them a run for their money.

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

        Indeed.

    • Bryan W

      You didn’t enjoy their Mcdonald’s inspired mustard uniforms?
      http://cdn1.sbnation.com/fan_s.....padres.jpg

      • Pat D

        Winfield looked good in any uniform!

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

    At least there is no Joe Buck

    • Slappy White

      Who is sitting in for Buck ?

      • Pat D

        Senile Dick Stockton.

  • cbean

    Hopefully the Yankees can continue their power hitting from yesterday.

  • Sunil

    Anyone weary of cliff lee? am i the only one? guy will be 32 next year i think. i know they are different pitchers with different styles but we dont want another AJ. to get lee, the contract will have to be huge. we dont want two guys who burn out after their first or second years. everything i have insinuated about AJ will of course be overturned if he pitches well in the playoffs, so a lot is yet to be determined in the AJ burnett saga. i do feel like if it hasnt already, that contract is going to bite us in the ass though

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

      /rambling’d

      • Sunil

        what else does one do on a message board while simultaneously watching the game which is the message board topic of discussion

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

          No, it’s just that you seemed to cram a lot of disparate thoughts into one long rambling sentence with no paragraph breaks or proper punctuation, that’s all.

          • Sunil

            are you serious? you are criticizing my grammar and punctuation?

            /defeats the purpose of a casual message board’d

            • Pat D

              I can’t tolerate internet grammar. I noticed it, and it bothered me.

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

              Clear, easy to read communication >>> unclear, difficult to read communication with typos

              I’m not asking for you to be kicked off the board, dude. Just mix in an apostrophe, capital letter, and hard-return every once and a while. Thanks in advance.

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

      I’m always a bit wary of signing pitchers to big contracts, but I don’t see why you’d think Lee would be like AJ. They’re very different pitchers.

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

        That. Lee and AJ are about as different as you can get for two big league frontline/quasi-frontline starting pitchers. About the only thing similar is their ages and the fact that they’ll both make more than 15M a year.

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

          And they’re both from Arkansas! And they share the same agent!

        • whozat

          That said, I think it’s legit to have concerns about the back thing. That can linger and, even if it’s not a career ending deal, it’s the kind of injury that could cost you a month of your highly-paid ace every season.

          And let’s not forget that signing lee is a commitment to having three mid-30s pitchers in the rotation in 2012/2013

      • Sunil

        yeah, they are, i mentioned that. i think lee has a good enough repertoire that when his velocity falls a bit, he will be able to compensate by changing speeds and just pitching smarter. aj seems to be hit hard by this velocity drop though. just saying, i’m weary of signing anybody to a multiyear contract who at the time of the signing will be 31 going on 32

    • whozat

      “weary” of him, like tired of hearing about him, or “wary” of him…like concerned about him going forward?

      • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

        This was the question I had.

        • Sunil

          Wary, sorry

    • Bryan W

      Weary or leary of Cliff Lee? I don’t know why I would be tired of him other than when he 2 hit shutouts the Yankees. But yeah, I’m skeptical of giving a 32 year old a big time deal. He’s supposedly looking for CC type money.

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

        It’s leery, not leary.

        • Pat D

          Tim Leary flashbacks? I mean, that’s understandable then.

  • cbean

    The creatures seem extra loud today. I like it.

    • ND Mike

      They’ve been drinking since 9…

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

    Is it just me or is the camera slightly off line? The pitcher and home plate seem way over to the left.

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

      There we go, now it’s normal. Huh, that was odd.

    • Cy Pettitte

      it is, kind of annoying

  • James A

    Putting the shift on for Nancy

  • Dream of Electric Sheep

    Don’t screw around with me Lester. You’re a hell of an instinctive pitcher. Maybe too good. I’d like to bust your butt but I can’t. I got another problem here. I gotta send somebody from this rotation to winter league. I gotta do something here, I still can’t believe it. I gotta give you your dream shot! I’m gonna send you up against the best. You and Bucholz are going to Puerto Rico!

  • whozat

    The reason I hate John and Suzyn is because they fixate on a narrative and never deviate from it.

    To them, Nova has GREAT poise. They mention it all the time. He “just throws strikes,” they say.

    Apparently, the patten of blowing up in the 5th/6th innings and walking a truckload of guys all of a sudden does nothing to divert them. He has GREAT POISE! I don’t care that he walked the bases loaded last time, and has a hard time getting through the lineup three times! He has great poise and great stuff and just throws strikes because I formed that opinion the first time I saw him and I can’t be wrong!

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

      To be fair, it’s not just John & Suzyn. I’ve heard that from everyone in the media re: Nova.

      • whozat

        So it’s like an echo chamber :-)

        Look, I’ve been pleasantly surprised by him too, but it’s his first time around the league, and hitters clearly adjust to him after a couple times through the lineup. Report with a grain of salt, you know?

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

          Haha, yeah. And agreed all around.

  • Chip

    Watching a young guy with a good change-up is just fun

  • https://twitter.com/Carcillo_ Carcillo

    It’s time for that nonsense to stop. Yes, resting players is important, but it would be nice to win a damn game and actually clinch something first. Cut the crap and come to play. For my sanity.

    Mike gets it.

  • Jose the Satirist

    Fox lineup fail.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    LESTAHHHHHHH!!!!

  • ND Mike

    I miss having a fast guy batting first and Jeter batting second. He seemed to do better.

    • Jose the Satirist

      People would flip out over the double plays.

      • whozat

        …should we not be frustrated by the GIDP?

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

    Swish gave that one a good ride.

  • ND Mike

    Swisher didn’t eat a good breakfast today.

  • Pat D

    Does the audio and video seem to be out of sync for anyone? When they showed the replay of Teix’s HR’s from last night, the sound of bat hitting ball was a good two seconds after the swing.

    And the sound of the ball hitting the catcher’s mitt also seems off.

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      It was definitely delayed on the replays but it seems to be fine during live play.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    What do you think the Yanks can get out of Nova should they trade him?

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      Reggie Willits

      • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

        But seriously, I think Nova has some legit value.

      • Bryan W

        Colby Rasmus since he’s so super duper awesome. Then we can trade Gardner, Eduardo Nunez, and a year’s supply of W.B. Mason green mountain coffee to Seattle for Felix Hernandez and a year’s supply of Starbucks. We’ll see whose coffee is better than.

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

      Whenever I try to figure this out, I look at what similar players were traded for. Problem is, I can’t think of too many players like Nova that were traded.

      Ian Kennedy? Jason Hammel? Justin Masterson?

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

        Masterson’s probably a pretty good comp.

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

          So what is that then, 50% of Victor Martinez? Assuming Nick Hagadone is about 40% and Bryan Price the other 10%?

          • Bryan W

            Here’s my beef with the V-mart trade to Boston. Peter Gammons reported about 5 minutes before the trade deadline it was for Buchholz. Then out of nowhere it was for Masterson. How the hell did Cleveland let Boston get away with that?

            • Pat D

              Bad reporting and/or blatant stupidity.

      • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

        Yeah it’s tough. IPK struggled in the majors, got injured for a year then pitched like an inning before getting traded. I don’t know about him. Masterson got VMart tough didn’t he? But he didn’t have a string of good starts like what Nova has been doing. I have no clue.

    • ND Mike

      Kyle Farnsworth.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    I’m sure Ken is JIHP about Pujols to the Sox.

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

      I actually laughed out loud at that suggestion.

      • Pat D

        Wait, he honestly suggested that?

        Revoke his media credentials!

        • Pat D

          I mean, the Cardinals aren’t going to not re-sign Pujols.

          If they don’t re-sign Pujols, they might as well contract the franchise.

  • All Star Carl

    Sterling on the Radio. Sterling on Yankeeography. I’m all Sterlinged up haters.

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

    Stockton: “And the Sox wouldn’t even be alive if not for Ortiz.”

    Question: If it was the Yankees who had an elimination number of 3 with 8 games left to play (i.e. 16 opportunities to knock off those 3 eliminating wins/losses) and had 5 of those 8 games against the team who would eliminate us (i.e. we had to be virtually perfect in those 5 games), would Dick Stockton and the rest of the MSM say we were still “alive”? Or would that fact never be mentioned and would the narrative be that we were “almost assuredly dead”?

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

      Well according to this very board the Red Sox are gonna win all their remaining games as the Yankees lose every single one. So really, tsjc, they’re not dead at all! (big eyeroll)

    • lower case j

      The former for sure.

  • icebird753

    Mike must have slept with Pam Anderson, he seems on cloud 9

  • All Star Carl

    Sterling just said A-Rod hit 2 bomberoo’s last night haha

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Nova is pitching AND playing outfield?!?!?!?!

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

    A-Rod, September (before today’s game):
    74 PA, .333/.405/.651

    Momma like.

    • ND Mike

      Hopefully the September hero doesn’t turn into an October zero…

      • Pat D

        Take your negative vibes somewhere else, man. You’re ruining everyone’s buzz, man. Hippie talk, man.

      • whozat

        and if he was playing poorly, you’d hammer him for doing nothing down the stretch?

      • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

        What would suggest that?

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

          The massive and utterly irrationally-lingering case of post-traumatic stress disorder that Yankee fans have contracted, turning them into the equivalent of pre-2004 Red Sox fans?

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

        /2006′d

  • Cy Pettitte

    EVERY broadcaster calls Daniel Nava Daniel Nava, it continues to drive me crazy

    • Cy Pettitte

      Daniel Nova I mean

    • Pat D

      Do you mean everyone calls him Daniel Nova?

      • Pat D

        Oops, refresh fail.

    • Bryan W

      I saw on Baseball Tonight last week Karl Ravech kept referring to Ivan Nova as Nava. I was pissed.

      • Pat D

        Yea, I was screaming expletives.

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

    It’s only a matter of time before Lance Berkman gets hot, says Tim McCarver. A matter of time is apparently negative five weeks to him.

    • Pat D

      Well, I know that Stockton is senile now. I can’t decide if McCarver is becoming the same way or if he’s just entered Ralph Kiner territory and downs a bottle of gin before each game.

    • whozat

      Tim McCarver was not personally at those games, so they did not happen.

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

      Tim McCarver = JerZGuy.

      It all makes sense.

      • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

        Fueling fire to the Jersey thing is 50 percent of Net fans who are distraught that Melo might go to the team.

        They think Favors is like Jesus Montero who he’s a lottery ticket like Brackman. I’d do a Brackman + first round pick package for someone like say… Dan Haren.

        /unrelated rant

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

          Fueling fire to the Jersey thing is 50 percent of Net fans who are distraught that Melo might go to the team.

          Yeah, but 50% of Net fans is, what… 10 people?

          SSS

          • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

            Fair enough. I concede.

            • icebird753

              No worry, we will buy your knicks fans

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    That call was pure shit.

    • ND Mike

      Which one, ball 3 or ball 4/strike 3?

      • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

        Ball 4/ Strike 3.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Bullshit call.

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Eh, Gameday shows he was out on the previous pitch regardless.

    • ND Mike

      I can only bitch about the calls that went against the Yanks.

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

    Makeup call, eesh.

    • Bryan W

      Seems the Yanks are getting hosed a lot lately on strike calls. The strike Pap got on Cano last night was incredibly ridiculous. CC’s pitch against TB that walked in a run was borderline. I’ve seen that get called a strike 100000 times.

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

        To be fair, CC should’ve walked in a run on the pitch before, but yeah. And the strike Pap got to Cano was bad too.

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

    Damn Ivan, if you’re going to hit a guy at least get your money’s worth.

    • lower case j

      Man, easily the most BS rule in baseball. A guy on my college team refused to go to first after being hit on the uni….true story.

  • ND Mike

    OK, new rule change. I doesn’t count as a HBP unless it leaves a bruise. Screw the jersey HBP, such BS.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    I hope Hawk Harreson coup d’etats the FOX announcers booth.

    • whozat

      Is that a verb? Can we make it one?

      • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

        LOL Just did!

        • Pat D

          Because Hawk Harrelson is…better?

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

        If I have a vote, I vote “yes”.

  • First Time Poster

    How is it that Crawford has a higher UZR than Gardner but a lower UZR/150? Does it have to do with Innings played?

    • whozat

      Believe so. I think UZR is cumulative?

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

      Yep, UZR/150 is per 150 defensive games. So a higher UZR in less games = a higher UZR/150, and vice versa.

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

    Daniel Nava is a poor-man’s Shane Spencer.

    • Pat D

      I think Spencer had much better power.

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

        He’s a homeless man’s Shane Spencer?

        • Pat D

          Works for me.

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

    Remember when Gammons wrote that article about Yaz’s … grandson? in one of the minor leagues or something like that, and he threw Nova’s name in with Utley, Youk, and some other really really good established player whose name is not occurring to me right now?

  • ND Mike

    I don’t think Nova can pitch out of the stretch.

    • ND Mike

      Correction. He CAN’T pitch out of the stretch.

      • Pat D

        My dad insisted this was the same problem for CMW, too.

  • Dream of Electric Sheep

    I want AL Bundy instead of McCarver ! He might be equally irrelevant but prolly funnier.

    • Bryan W

      So he can regale us with his tales of scoring 4 touchdowns in a single high school game and fat chick jokes? I’m down for that.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Nova, stop being a little bitch.

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

    Is Nova’s new plan to get the meltdown inning out of the way early? I hope not.

    • whozat

      Guys, it’s cool. He’s got great poise and just throws strikes.

    • ND Mike

      Ivan needs to move his locker out from between AJ’s and Javy’s. The stink is rubbing off on him.

  • whozat

    Suzyn: “You know, of course, that we don’t have stats on the minor leagues…”

    Why not?? _I_ have stats from the minor leagues!

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

      If you could take Suzyn Waldman into a room and show her a glowing box with the internet on it full of all the information you could want, she would call you a demon, slit your throat, tear out her eyes, and generally freak the fuck out. It’s a different game, these days.

      • Bryan W

        Either that or she’ll have another Roger Clemens in the owner’s box moment.

  • ArchStanton

    Come on Nova. From the way Lester looks, he’s going to have to be close to flawless today.

  • whozat

    Also…John just wondered if Francona would have Lars Anderson bunt here.

    o_O

  • Intimidator

    I hope the Yanks realize that if they get swept here, take 2/3 from the bluejays, and get swept at Fenway they miss the playoffs. That situation is very possible.

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

      Not really, no.

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

      That only requires the Red Sox to go undefeated the rest of the way, which is obviously a given.

      • cbean

        How could they lose? Grittiest team in baseball!

    • whozat

      You’re right, they’re totally unaware of that. Andy Pettitte pitched like crap yesterday because he forgot that losing was bad. And Ivan Nova is in trouble, not because he’s a middling pitcher from AAA, but because he doesn’t care.

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      You make the assumption that Boston sweeps the White Sox.

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

        FIVE ACES

        • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

          FIVE!!!

          • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

            THAT’S LIKE ALMOST SIX ACES!!!

      • Slappy White

        OZZIE CAN BE BOUGHT

      • Intimidator

        Winning 9 in a row is very possible. The phillies just won 10 in a row. And if the Yankees drop 2 games to the jays, theyre in big trouble.

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

          So because an unrelated team won 10 in a row, Boston is like… guaranteed to do so?

    • NYY-SWISH

      Thank You. Someone who’s finally being realistic. From the way we’ve played of late, it doesn’t seem as though anything’s guaranteed. I, for one, am certainly not comfortable with our current position.

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

        Counterargument: From the way the Red Sox have played of late, it’s guaranteed that they’re going to lose another game (or two, or five).

        • NYY-SWISH

          For argument’s sake (and because I’m in no mood to be mathematical at the moment) how many do the RS have to win if we lose every game from here on out?

          • Pat D

            7.

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

            If we lose every game (including today) from here on out (which we won’t), we’d be 92-70. The Sox would have to go 7-2 in their final 9 games (including today) to tie us.

            • Intimidator

              Including today, 5 of our last 8 games are vs boston, so thats 6 games for the Red Sox. The blue jays have given us trouble all year. If we lose 2/3 we’re in big trouble.

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

                Your commentary is surprisingly non-intimidating.

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

                  But WE’RE IN BIG TROUBLE!!! He said it, right there!!

                  • NYY-SWISH

                    Nothing’s guaranteed. We could just as easily lose 7-8 of 9. It IS possible. He’s right. The Jays have given us hell all year and the Sox (as much as I hate to say it) refuse to die. Of course all this fraught could disappear by Monday morning, then again, Moseley’s pitching Sunday night… and you know damn well that the A line-up will not be walking out there every day for the next week. I’m not panicking YET, but it’s definitely waiting to be awakened by a 5-game losing streak.

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

                      I’m not panicking YET

                      Really? Because all the posts I’ve seen of yours are pretty panicky.

                      Also, just before this series, Boston lost 2/3 to Baltimore. By saying they “refuse to die” you’re buying into what FOX, ESPN, YES is trying to sell you.

  • Mike R

    Nova really gets very nervous when theres runners on base.. You can tell his whole demeanor on the mound seems different..

    • whozat

      But…his POISE!

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

    I hate that this happens and I just go “oh noooo not again.” Freakin’ Yankees. Sob sob.

  • Slappy White

    Sterling: “lined right to Jeter….but over his head”

    If it was lined right to him , it wouldnt have went over his head John

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

    Ugh, just get this fucking guy out of here before it’s 5-0. I’m tired of these bullshit innings every start.

    • Mike R

      I agree. Not even just from Nova but it’s demoralizing enough for me to see the team look at 5-0 deficit before the fifth inning. I can only imagine how deflating it must be for the team.

  • cbean

    Who’s our long man today?

    • Pat D

      Gaudin.

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      Either Mo, Wood, or Robertson. But definitely NOT Gaudin.

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

        Brackman?

        Pls?

  • All Star Carl

    This one over already?

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

      (checks inning)

      No.

  • whozat

    John Sterling: “Remember this…the more runs Nova gives up, the tougher it is to come back”

    I am blinded by his insight.

    • All Star Carl

      Because Lester is on the mound.

      Stop hating.

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

        Well it’s kind of silly and obvious no matter who is on the mound.

      • whozat

        …His statement is true, always. Regardless of who is on the mound. By definition, the more runs you need to score the harder it is.

        • Pat D

          Best John Madden line ever:

          “If they don’t move the ball down the field, they’re not gonna score!”

  • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

    The no RBI on a double play rule has to be the dumbest rule ever. If you knock the run in, you knock the run in.

    • Pat D

      You also didn’t reach base safely and caused another out. Why should you be rewarded?

      • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

        Sac fly?

        • Pat D

          I said caused another out in addition to not reaching safely.

      • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

        Why should those be relevant?

      • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

        Cause you still batted the run in. Hence Run Batted In, the statistic known as RBI. It’s not RBIEITEOADP (Rub Batted In Except In The Event Of A Double Play).

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

          I’d argue that the damage you created by making two outs on one play (and thus killing the rally) is worse than the benefit you provided your team by knocking in a run in (in a situation where knocking a run in is fairly likely).

          • Pat D

            Thank you for saying it better than I did.

          • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

            Oh I agree. But it’s still an RBI.

            • Pat D

              You’re actually giving a great argument for why RBI are utterly meaningless.

        • Pat D

          Because some smart people a long time ago came up with the rules for RBI and decided that was the way it was going to be. And while it’s a largely meaningless statistic, that’s the way it is. And now a bunch of smart people don’t feel it’s necessary to change the rule.

          Those are the rules, OK? Why? Because. Because those are the rules.

          /really?’d

    • Bryan W

      If by some miracle the Yankees manage to win one game against Boston this weekend, I hope the game that eliminates them involves Manny taking Papelbon deep walk-off style.

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    Nova, enough of those 2-0 counts…

  • Mike R

    How does Nova have so much trouble getting the ball even remotely near the plate with runners on. Holy shit, this is why this guys a MINOR LEAGUE PLAYER

    • whozat

      Ok. Nova is frustrating me now, yes.

      He’s also 22. He’s having trouble with his mechanics pitching from the stretch. Most 22 year old players have at least SOMETHING to work on.

  • Mike R

    And here comes a jack from Papi..

  • Slappy White

    Do they not throw from the stretch in AAA ?

  • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

    No, Dick, that’s not the question, because it’s not happening.

    (Dick works perfectly there btw)

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Fuck of McCarver. Buchholz is auto win? Shut the fuck up.

    THE RED SOX ARE DEAD.

    Get it in your fucking head before you get a heart attack due to shock.

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

      Heh, Buchholz isn’t even pitching tomorrow.

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

      Buchholz isn’t starting tomorrow either.

      • ND Mike

        In a unprecidented and genius move, Tito moves up Bucholtz start for the auto-win. In related news, the Twins have already won the World Series even though it hasn’t been played yet and Sarah Palin has been named Space Pope…

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

          You know what? I’d vote for Sarah Palin to be the new Space Pope.

          • Pat D

            You don’t get a spacesuit for that role, right?

            Can she see space from her house? Does she understand why space exists?

            Questions that need to be answered before I can support her candidacy.

            • ND Mike

              Nope, we just strap her to a rocket and shoot her at the sun. She can rule from there.

              • Pat D

                I’m all for this!

                I nominate Glenn Beck as Vice Pope.

          • Slappy White

            I like it when she says, “Easy Slappy, that doesnt go there”

  • cbean

    Dear God Yankees, you need to win this just so they can stop talking about “can the Red Sox hang in there?”

  • Slappy White

    This fuckin sucks the fat ass

  • https://twitter.com/Carcillo_ Carcillo

    For fuck’s sake.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Lester probably only needs 3.

    • Slappy White

      But unfortunately he only has one

      SORRY, I couldnt resist in my condition

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

        THAT’S GOLD, JERRY! GOLD!

        • dkidd in sunny los angeles

          why do they call him lester?

          shouldn’t it be more-ster?

          it’s gold!

      • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

        PWN3D!!!

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

    Take him out. Not after one more batter, not next inning, fucking now.

  • http://fmylife.com Bryan

    This is just not good. Just not good…

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

    One of these days the Yankees will have a lead that they will keep after 9 innings. One of these days.

    • Pat D

      Wait, that’s how you win games?

  • Little Bill

    Forget about the division now, can we hang on to the wild card? Here come the Red Sox… Please win so we don’t have to hear this anymore.

    • whozat

      wait…you really think that a combo of 3 yankee wins/red sox losses WILL NOT happen?

  • Mike R

    Well.. At least it’s not 7-1 right?

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    “Boston has had baserunners throughout this inning.”

    No shit. Can he be any more obvious?

  • Mike R

    I just can’t even stand the Red Sox still having a chance to make the playoffs. We should have DEADED them before September 1st even. I understand the Red Sox are pretty much out of it with the magic number at 3, but come on! Why the fuck can’t we win a baseball game anymore?

    • Matty

      I blame Girardi.
      This guy took the foot of the pedal before clinching anything. Now, they are hoping to back in. Maybe the White Sox will sweep the Red Sox for the Yanks sake.

      • whozat

        Yeah. That’s why CC and Andy pitched like garbage the last two days. Totally.

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

          That’s why Mark Teixeira is playing everyday through a broken toe. Because Girardi took the foot off the pedal.

  • Matty

    Why do all Yankee fans assume that they have wrapped up the wild card?
    This game is almost over and the Yanks have Deputy Dog going tomorrow night. They have tons of trouble in Toronto, this year anyway, then back to Boston. Far from over imo.

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

      Why do all Yankee fans assume that they have wrapped up the wild card?

      Because with a combined 17 games on the calendar left, the odds of the Yankees losing and the Red Sox winning 14 of those 17 games is somewhere between “slim” and “none”.

      • Ben

        If that was the case then nobody would be worried, but there’s only twelve games remaining on the schedule (including today). If Boston sweeps this weekend, I don’t see how anyone can be extremely confident that the Yankees eliminate the Red Sox before next weekend.

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

          The Yankees have 8 games left including today. The Sox have 9 games left on the schedule including today.

          • Ben

            But five of them are head to head, which is what gives Boston a chance.

            • whozat

              Actually, it’s what makes it even less likely to happen. If the yankees win ONE of those games, the red sox must win EVERY SINGLE OTHER GAME THEY PLAY.

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

                That.

              • Ben

                Yeah, it obviously works both ways, depending on how you look at it. But while it does make it easier for the Yankees to eliminate the Red Sox, it also is what gives the Sox a chance. I’m not predicting that the Yankees miss the playoffs, I just think that the Sox have more of a shot than some people here are giving them (and less of a shot than others here are giving them).

    • Little Bill

      I think Boston’s chances of making the playoffs are less than 1%. It is over, it’s just a matter of when.

    • Ray the Anti-Handle

      This game is almost over…

      I don’t know what game you’re watching, but the one I’m watching is far from over.

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

        It’s not even halfway over.

        Literally.

        • Ray the Anti-Handle

          Nicely played.

        • whozat

          I dunno, I just heard from John that the Yankees are in REAL trouble, with only SIX innings left to overcome an insurmountable 3-run deficit…

  • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

    I don’t care if Gardner’s a lefty. He’s the best guy on the team at getting on base, he should be in there everyday. I really hope Joe doesn’t sit him in favor of Kearns against Lee/Liriano/Price.

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

      I’m 90% certain that Gardner’s just getting lots of rest down the stretch to make his legs as close to 100% as possible for October, where he’ll be playing everyday.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Kearns is a really good contact hitter.

    • ND Mike

      That’s odd, I’ve only seen him swing and miss.

      /zinger

  • lower case j

    Watching this game on mute, and FOX still bugs me.

  • It’sATarp

    i kinda wished Girardi tried harder to win those winnable games instead of resting the pen and thinking we’ll be fine down the stretch because the way this team is playing right now does not bode well.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Yanks really giving Lester a hard time.

  • cbean

    It’d be nice if we actually, you know, made Lester work a little.

  • Mike R

    Please tell me Nova is out of the game. At this point I’d rather see if Vazquez can manage to plunk all the Sox line up with his 88 MPH heater..

  • James A

    file this one under: tough to watch because Lester is much better than Nova and FOX is sucking the Red Sox dick every second even though they arent the team thats going to the playoffs

    • Mike R

      I feel like Fox was hesitant to even give the Yankees the World Series win in game 6 with two outs in the ninth. It’s ridiculous how they just completely avoid facts and just keep making excuses for the Sox. Granted they have been plagued by injuries but it will happen to every team in the league one year or the other..

      • Andrew518

        But they’re lovable losers who don’t spend too much like those damn Yankees…

        Except that they win alot and spend a lot of money

        • Andrew518

          and treat their players lousy….
          and the most racist team in baseball

  • Bryan W

    Lester is pitching a no hitter ***JINX***

  • Slappy White

    Lester perfect through 3, Notre Dame losing and even Alabama getting smacked….WTF?…even when I dont wanna drink, im forced

    • Pat D

      For me, I don’t give a shit about Alabama. But Penn State is in risk of getting beat by Temple, so…yea.

      • https://twitter.com/Carcillo_ Carcillo

        Alabama losing would be completely awesome.

        Eat shit, Tide.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    OMG Jed Lowrie…Wow what a great story. Somebody call ESPN 30 for 30.

  • dkidd in sunny los angeles

    the next week is going to suck and there will be frustration with girardi, but the team will end up better off in the playoffs for having rested the veterans

  • Cy Pettitte

    good bounce back inning

  • Mike R

    Can we please make Lester work a little, just a little bit? I really still can’t stand Kearn’s I’d much rather see Gholston or Curtis go 0-400 before having Kearns play another game.

    • whozat

      So…you’d rather see worse players generate worse results than see Kearns play?

      • Mike R

        I’d like to see someone get some work especially if Kearns is “Banged up”. I think the guys four for his last sixty at bats. He’s a puppy at the plate.

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

        I’d rather see Nova give up 57 runs than have Javy throw a perfect game!!11!!1!!!

  • whozat

    Also, SUZYN IT’S NOT FUNNY THAT NOVA AND NAVA SOUND MILDLY SIMILAR.

    • Slappy White

      Are you kidding ? That shit is hilarious

  • Joe

    Hey just out of curiosity, where, if anywhere, can I find the total number of scoreless innings against a club this season?

    • whozat

      ooh…tough. Baseball-reference? Espn has all sorts of player splits, not sure about team splits.

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

    MLB used this Joe Mauer commercial last year. Get some freakin’ originality!!!

    • https://twitter.com/Carcillo_ Carcillo

      They did? I can’t remember that one at all.

      They used a Tigers commercial since for the longest time it looked like a cinch for them to win that division. Remember, the Twins were never in playoff positioning, literally, until the conclusion of game 163.

      And then they only were in the playoffs for five days.

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

        I never saw a Tigers commercial last year. There was a Mets one in 2007. I definitely saw the Mauer one during the ALDS last year. Obviously it didn’t last too long.

        • Pat D

          Of course you didn’t. The Tigers aren’t marketable because their best players are Hispanic.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Fox Sports hat or cash? I’ll take the hat!

  • Intimidator

    ’10 Yanks=’07 Mets

    • Ben

      If they were to collapse this year it would be much worse than the Mets’ collapse.

    • Matty

      It has that feeling but I sure hope not.

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

      Who is it that you “Indimidate”? Do you intimidate yourself?

      • Pat D

        Only the other people who seem to think that the Red Sox are going to catch the Yankees, based upon who replied prior to you.

        • Ben

          Perfect example of the go-to strawman response that has been used to counter any negative post that someone makes about the Yankees. Almost no one here is predicting that the Sox are going to catch the Yankees. Some of us just don’t think it’s as over as others do.

          • Pat D

            Not really. If that’s what you want to think, fine. Don’t go replying to dumb comparisons of this team to the 2007 Mets if you don’t want to take a little heat yourself.

            • Ben

              There was absolutely no implication on my part. I was simply stating a fact. If the Yankees were to fail to make the playoffs this year, it would be a much worse collapse than the Mets’ failure to make the playoffs in 2007.

              • Pat D

                Don’t feed the trolls, then.

  • https://twitter.com/Carcillo_ Carcillo

    These Beyond Baseball commercials do nothing but state the obvious.

    Joe Mauer’s going to do everything it takes for the Twins to reach the World Series?

    Really?

    What a fucking concept.

    • Pat D

      I personally think he’s only going to do mostly everything it takes.

    • Andrew518

      Better than that idiot dude screaming that there is
      “only one October!”

  • Mike R

    “I think derek thought it was a low” — No shit that pitch was at his fucking Ankles.. Another 10 pitch inning for Lester incoming.. awesome.

    • Bryan W

      Memo from: Bud Selig
      To: All Umpires working Yankees games

      Screw them over at every chance you get.

  • whozat

    John: “I can’t recall a Yankee who’s hit the ball hard yet”.

    Really? Remember the SECOND BATTER?

  • Pat D

    OMG! Did a major baseball analyst just say that a pitcher has NO CONTROL over his W-L record???

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Fox understands Felix for CY Young despite 12 wins?

    RUN! THE SKY IS FALLING! 2012 IS EARLY!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Mike R

      What was that a 9 pitch inning for Lester? Some of these strike calls are absolutely horrendous. I wish Fox would show us an above the plate angle shot so we can see if the balls actually over the plate. Sorry that I have no trust in Tim McCarvers eye for balls and strikes.

    • Matty

      How can a sports writer vote for anyone other then King Felix?
      The idea of voting for anyone else is laughable.

      • Pat D

        Because Felix simply doesn’t know how to win, that’s why!

  • https://twitter.com/Carcillo_ Carcillo

    Fucking A.

    9/25/10 is going nothing like 9/25/09 did for Lester.

  • Pat D

    He’s got a perfect game!!!!!

    /yes I’m hoping for the jinx’d

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    It’s cool, Mark. Trying is overrated.

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

      Yeah… I’m sure he’s not trying with his playing with his broken toe and 2 HRs last night

      • Pat D

        He’s not trying because he’s jealous of you only having eyes for Andy!

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

    Maybe the White Sox will do the Yankees’ job for them next week since they apparently have no fucking interest in doing it themselves.

    • Slappy White

      I really dont trust Ozzie at all. That crazy fuck might throw a game just for the giggles

    • https://twitter.com/Carcillo_ Carcillo

      I knowing blaming Giradi is low hanging fruit and whatnot, but I have to think his overly-lax style of managing has impacted this team in some way.

      When the manager isn’t trying, why the hell should the players?

    • ND Mike

      Ok, I can’t watch this shit anymore, I’m taking the kids outside to play. Check back later.

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

      Implying that the team isn’t trying is below you, IMO.

      • https://twitter.com/Carcillo_ Carcillo

        It’s frustration.

        None of us are below falling subject to that. And when frustration sets in, we invariably say things we wouldn’t normally say.

        It’s not an excuse, it’s a matter of how things go.

        • https://twitter.com/Carcillo_ Carcillo

          Hell, just read the first paragraph of the post.

          The Yankees failed to move any closer to securing a playoff berth last night, and they haven’t made any progress on that front in the last few days either. It’s time for that nonsense to stop. Yes, resting players is important, but it would be nice to win a damn game and actually clinch something first. Cut the crap and come to play. For my sanity.

          It’s pretty clear Mike’s had enough of this shit, as I’m sure most of us have.

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

            I’m frustrated as all fuck too. But they’re trying.

      • Slappy White

        We’re all frustrated. We want the Yanks to fuckin go out and take our frustration out on these fucks so bad. Its not that we dont think theyre trying

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

          I’m frustrated as all fuck too, this is awful, but I’ve never once said they’re not trying. Because they are.

          • Slappy White

            I agree THEY JUST NEED TO TRY HARDER DAMMIT

            /kidding

    • Pat D

      Fatalism much?

      Obviously it’s frustrating but you sound like my dad watching a NY Giants game where they’re being destroyed and then assuming that’s how the rest of the season will be.

    • Ben

      They’ve looked bad for awhile, but with the way Lester has looked lately, I didn’t expect much offensively.

  • https://twitter.com/Carcillo_ Carcillo

    Breaking news: Jon Lester has a no-hitter going.

    I don’t think Tim has insinuated or stated that at all yet.

    • Andrew518

      Tim doesn’t believe in jinxing no-hitters which he will go at great lengths to say…except when was the last time he announced a no-hitter? Hmmmm.

  • Slappy White

    This really is getting kind of embarrasing

    • Matty

      If they do indeed collapse, Girardi better hope the Cubs did not hire Ryne Sandberg. Joe may be back in the booth, in K.C.

  • Pat D

    Wow, that very skinny model is able to hold and move a plate of six gold bars pretty easily in that DirecTV commercial.

    Oh, no! Do you think they may not actually be real gold bars?!?

  • whozat

    John Sterling is clearly of the opinion that this game is over and we should stop listening. I’m tempted to agree with him, but continue watching on gameday just so I don’t have to hear him parrot empty sports platitudes for the rest of the afternoon.

    • Pat D

      He would never do that, for it would mean you were not hearing the sound of his voice.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Girardi needs to get in Guccione’s face and have a meltdown. Pump this team up.

    • https://twitter.com/Carcillo_ Carcillo

      He’ll fire this team up when he puts Gaudin in the game.

      • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

        Gotta do what ya gotta do.

      • https://twitter.com/Carcillo_ Carcillo

        Look who’s in the fucking game!!

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

      Does that even actually work?

      • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

        Yes, TSJC. It’s science.

        • Pat D

          Like how a man has a bigger brain than a woman?

          • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

            I wish I was responsibly for that discovery. :(

    • Bryan W

      Wally Backman style

  • Hughesus Christo

    Ivan Nova just isn’t that good. Jawn Lestah is the actual Ace of the Five Aces. This isn’t surprising in any way. They’ll have to put a rally together in the 7th/8th, assuming Nova/whatever nonsensical BP members Girardi chooses don’t get smacked before then.

  • Greg

    Well, it looks like we’re gonna have to put our faith in Dustin Moseley.

    • Andrew518

      Spare Hughes 6-7 innings
      Spend the bullpen

      Trade off?

      (assuming Hughes could go 6-7 effectively)
      (and Mosely can’t)

  • Mrgfeeny

    on a scale of 1-10 is there anyone out there legitly paranoid now that our PO spot is in question…?

    • Greg

      I dont want to be forced to clinch in Fenway

      • Matty

        Well, they needed to rest their players.

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

          You say this like it’s not true, but it is.

          • Matty

            Clinch first, rest later.

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

              If only it were that simple.

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

      (reads this question a few times)

      Um…. No?

      2?

      I have no idea how to respond to this.

    • Bryan W

      -3 Yanks won’t go winless the rest of the way and the Sox won’t go undefeated.

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

      Yes. (points up to the other crazy people)

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      Not at all. But it would be nice if they don’t go on another fucking long losing streak.

      • Andrew518

        1 (No)

        Concerned about how they will do in the playoffs right now…

        6 (more than average)

    • Ray the Anti-Handle

      I’d say 2. I’ll give them 1 point for not being mathematically out of it.

    • Bryan W

      I’m actually more paranoid this is all Girardi’s master plan to go run off to take the Cubs job.

    • ArchStanton

      I don’t think the Yanks will blow their playoff spot, but I do think that Girardi has created the conditions that could lead to a “perfect storm” of an epic collapse.

      So I’d go with a 5, just because I’m a worrier!

    • Hall and Nokes

      The Ozzie throwing games angle has piqued my interest.

  • Joe

    “Top Hand Spinner”. McCarver’s expert analysis of J.D.’s excuse-me swing.. Coin the term

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

    Oooh, it’s the Ringer!

    WE’RE BRINGING IN THE RINGER!!!

  • Hughesus Christo

    So, Cashman has to be involved with this failing “coast into the playoffs by splitting the difference” thing, right? This is leaving a bad taste in a lot of people’s mouths, and is the kind of thing that could get Girardi booted/”scapegoated” is they don’t win the WS. Because you do realize that’s the position they’re in now, right?

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

      FACT: Whether we clinch a playoff spot on Game #141 or Game #162 doesn’t matter for how well we do in the playoffs. How rested and ready we are for the playoffs does.

    • Hughesus Christo

      Ok, that didn’t make a lot of sense. Try again:

      Before this late-season run, I (despite disliking him) would have had to agree it would be hard to let Girardi go after the playoffs, regardless of result. People understand that things happen. Whatever.

      HOWEVA (/SAS)

      With this botch-job down the stretch, they’re putting themselves in a situation where they will either have to win the WS or watch Girardi/Cashman get killed over what went down in September and not having the team prepared for October. Cashman has a contract, Girardi doesn’t. Do the math.

      • Hughesus Christo

        I was responding to myself, because the initial post was poorly written. It’s frickin hot and I refuse to use an air conditioner in September.

    • Greg

      I f we dont win the Series, the turning point of the season IMO
      was the failed acquisition of Cliff Lee. If we had Cliff Lee, we wouldn’t be in this position, most likely.

      Now, in hindsight, we should have made the deal irresistable to the M’s, so they didn’t even consider Texas.

      Of course, if we get him next year, well, we’ll see.

      • Hughesus Christo

        Yeah, Cliff Lee has been awesome for them (ftw?)

        • Greg

          Better than Moseley, Burnett and Vasquez

  • Cy Pettitte

    Eiland rings the bullpen for Royce

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      You mean “Island?”

  • whozat

    Ok, so Ivan Nova clearly needs to work on pitching from the stretch.

  • Mike R

    TAKE NOVA OUT HOLY SHIT

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

    So much for the O’Neill theory.

    • Mike R

      Yah, I mean I like the idea behind it. The thing is you actually have to see more than five pitches an inning to possibly get runners on base and get a hit with RISP which is going almost impossible for us these days.

    • All Star Carl

      Every time someone brings that up it never works.

    • Ben

      Tough to expect any momentum to carry over when they have to face Lester, especially considering the roll Lester has been on lately.

  • waka flocka

    I am not worried about the playoff spot but I think everyone can agree that the Yankees aren’t playing good baseball lately. That is definitely a cause for concern this late in the season. The competition isn’t getting any easier.

    • Bryan W

      Go take a look at how piss poor the Yankees were in Sept. 2000 and tell me this is worse. That team only rebounded to win the World Series. Big picture man.

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

    So would anyone seriously trade spots with the Sox right now in both record and momentum?

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

      (pulls up chair, grabs popcorn)

    • Pat D

      Hang on, lemme check something.

      Yankees playoff possibility: 99.6%
      Red Sox playoff possibility: 0.4%

      No, I don’t think so.

      • Jon

        Hey what were the probabilities in 04′ when the yankees were up 3 games to zero with a one run lead in the ninth?

        Exactly.

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

          Roast, boomed.

        • http://www.yfsf.org AndrewYF

          Much better than the Sox’s chance to make the playoffs.

          Seriously, talking purely about percentages, there have been ‘greater’ collapses in baseball than the mythical 2004. Were they as meaningful? No, because they were in the regular season.

          Asking this question is like asking Yankee fans if they would want to trade their entire team’s history with the Red Sox given the embarrassment of losing a series after being up 3-0.

    • Jake H

      Nope. Now I would like the zone that lester has been working with instead of the one Nova has had.

    • Matty

      Um, no.
      I would trade the starting 5, sorry ZZ.

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

      Someone’s gonna say yes, you know it

      • Greg

        Not me, although I wish I was managing.

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

          I don’t.

          Would you have managed CC and Pettitte to pitch better the past two starts?

          • Greg

            I would have gone Billy Martin on their asses.

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

            I would’ve “managed” the shit out of Pettitte.

            SORRY.

    • Slappy White

      well they do have FIVE aces

  • Joe

    Here’s a thought Nova.. Why not try pitch from the windup w/ men on base…??? I mean even if the guy on base scores b/c of defensive indifference it wouldn’t be a meltdown inning.

  • Matty

    So much for Ivan “Super” Nova.
    Later dude, to the pen, next year in Scranton.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    JERRY MANUEL FOR YANKEES MANAGER IN 2011!!!

    • Cy Pettitte

      Can we trade Girardi and Nova for Showalter?

    • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

      I know you’re only joking, but when I see this I am just filled with so much inordinate rage I want to kill you.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Ring v Ortiz should be interesting

  • https://twitter.com/Carcillo_ Carcillo

    Fucking tremendous.

  • Mike R

    Yup, I’ll give up on this game right here too. Our team looks flat out old, unmotivated and pathetic this whole month. We can’t get any momentum going.

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

      Yankees in September: 10-12
      Red Sox in September: 11-10
      Rays in September: 11-10

      ZOMG WE SUCK SO BAD EVERYONE IS BETTER THAN US!!!

      • Mike R

        Yah, good thing we’re not going to be playing the Red Sox in the playoffs buddy. Let’s just take a look at some of the teams we might play in the first round, or if we make it past the first round..

        Twins: 17-5 In September
        Phillies: 18-3 In September…

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

          The Twins and Phillies compiled those records over inferior competition.

          • Mike R

            This is true, still you’d like to see us playing a little bit better baseball this late in the season. However you are right no need to hit the panic button, it’s just a little bit frustrating.

        • https://twitter.com/Carcillo_ Carcillo

          Twins went 17-4 to finish ’09.

          Tigers were absolutely atrocious in September ’06, as were the Yankees of 2000.

          How you finish the regular season doesn’t matter as long as you reach the playoffs, though I suppose it can’t hurt to be playing well.

        • Ray the Anti-Handle

          And the Rays are a potential team to play in the ALCS as well. A great September record doesn’t guarantee a good October.

        • Hughesus Christo

          Rays: 11-10
          Yankees: 10-12
          Rangers: 11-10
          Twins: 17-5

          So I guess that’s settled. Joe Mauer needs to prepare his “World Fuckin’ Champions” speech.

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

            See 2009. Or any of the years before that, for that matter.

            Every September, the Twins and Rockies get red hot and charge into the playoffs with a head of steam. Every September, it doesn’t matter.

      • Ray the Anti-Handle

        BOOM!

        Seriously, as much as the media has been talking about the Red Sox making a miraculous run, what exactly have they done? A month ago, they talked about the same thing. They’ve gained what, a game over that time?

  • Intimidator

    Time to get ready for next year. If the Yankees do make the playoffs, they proved they can’t beat the Rangers or the Rays. And what makes me thank that the Yankees can beat the Phillies??

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      Are you really still here?

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

      When did they prove they can’t beat the Rangers or Rays?

      • Intimidator

        See New York Yankees 2010 Season.

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

          Clue.

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

      LET’S GIVE UP!!!!!!

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

      You seriously have the worst Name-to-Comment-Content ratio ever.

      • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

        +100

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Just fuck it, let’s forfeit every game until the last Boston series. Since these games don’t matter just end the season and hope resting works.

  • Brooklyn Ed

    FREEEEEEEEEEE BRACKMANNNNNNN!!!!!!!!

    • Cy Pettitte

      this x 10 million

  • All Star Carl

    Chad Gaudin. Yep. It’s over.

  • Matty

    Yankees playoff possibility: 99.6%
    Red Sox playoff possibility: 0.4%

    So, this would be the biggest collapse in history.

    /joking’d sortof’d

    • Slappy White

      How much does it change if boston wins today ? Where do you get that info ?

      • Matty

        ESPN.com
        standings, last column.

      • JohnathanCold

        Probably not much.

      • Hughesus Christo

        It immediately moves to 50/50, after the NY media seizes control of coolstandings.com

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

      It actually would not, at least the 1995 Angels were a bigger collapse mathematically.

      • Matty

        LOL, ok, this would be a close second.

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

          2007 Mets were worse too! There was some Baseball Prospectus article about the worst mathematical collapses. I forget what the rest were, but 1995 Angels were 1 and 2007 Mets were #2.

          • Matty

            2010 Yankees History has not been written yet, should be a fun week.

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

              Yep, clinching a playoff spot is gonna be really fun.

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

                ICWIDT.

      • Ben

        The Angels, at one point, had a bigger lead over the Mariners than the Yankees ever did over the Red Sox, but you have to consider the amount of games left. Up 9 games with 11 to play would be, far and away, the greatest collapse of all time.

    • ZZ

      It means that it is pathetic for some Yankee fans to actually be worried about this team. This franchise has won almost 3 times as many titles as the next closest franchise.

      Yet, because of a once in the lifetime event like 2004 some of this fanbase are so pathetic that they are scared of a 0.4% chance of missing the playoffs.

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

        Thank you, ZZ.

        Thank you.

        (Though naming how many titles the team has won isn’t really that helpful. But indeed, I dunno how Yankee fans are acting like pre-2004 Red Sox fans. Nut up, guys.)

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Maybe the overuse of Guadin means that he’s not worth rested meaning hes not on the playoff roster…yeah who am I kidding.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Clearly Gaudin should have started.

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      He makes it look so easy.

    • Bryan W

      I would have started the Brackmonster.

  • Jon in CUO

    I definitely understand the need to rest players down the stretch, and the Yankees are a near-lock to make the postseason, so we shouldn’t get too upset about these games. But it sure is frustrating watching this team lately and trying to figure out some of Joe’s moves. They’re worse off than the 2009 Yankees w/r/t the rest of the division, yet they’re playing like they’re way ahead.

    Maybe I’ll feel better after they clinch.

  • JohnathanCold

    Sucks to crawl into the postseason, but I’d actually rather face the Twins than the Rangers in the first round (not that winning the division isn’t still a possibility).

    Hopefully they tee off on Boston’s jap ace tomorrow and get some Yankee fans of the ledge.

    • bonestock94

      lol jap, seriously..

      • dkidd in sunny los angeles

        there’s a nip in the air

        he means jap

        /attack of the killer tomato’d

    • Bryan W

      The Twins honestly don’t scare me much. After Liriano, it’s a bunch of pitch to contact starters. The Yankees have CC and Pettitte to counteract their lefties. Thome probably doesn’t start when those two are on the mound but will be up against Logan when he does get in. And if the Yankees can get to Joe Nathan in a big spot, does Capps/Rauch/Fuentes really stand much of a chance?

      • Hughesus Christo

        THREE CLOSERS!!11!!111

      • JohnathanCold

        does Capps/Rauch/Fuentes really stand much of a chance?

        Nope. Fuentes throws like Tom Cruise from War Of The Worlds.

  • dkidd in sunny los angeles

    buster olney describing the twins awesome organizational philosophy:

    The Twins’ pitchers are taught to throw strikes; their position players are given rigorous lessons in defense.

    no wonder they won their division!!!

    • Jon in CUO

      Well, it makes sense as far as I know. They tend to favor low-walk/low-strikeout pitchers that pitch to contact, and even though their defensive range has been less than ideal this year, they don’t make many errors. Seems to have worked for them.

      • dkidd in sunny los angeles

        other organizations encourage their pitchers to throw balls?

        • Jon in CUO

          Not directly, but a team’s strategy may lead to that result. A typical team may be willing to accept higher walk totals from their pitchers in exchange for more strikeouts; the Twins apparently draft/develop with a different strategy in mind.

  • Mike R

    Thank god for Alex Rodriguez. I think this is the first guy to see more than four pitches in the past three innings. Those sunglasses are also borderline hilarious.

    • All Star Carl

      The man is a beast. I bet he won’t get a pitch to hit in the ALDS.

  • All Star Carl

    Perfect game folks.

    • cbean

      It’s a no hitter at best.

  • https://twitter.com/Carcillo_ Carcillo

    A fucking baserunner!!

  • http://fmylife.com Bryan

    http://www.mrsassy.com/wp-cont.....carver.jpg

    (Safe, except for the Red Sox hat)

  • https://twitter.com/Carcillo_ Carcillo

    …so much for that.

    Fucking hacks.

  • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

    Who else has heard that commercial from the Vermont Tourism people or something on WCBS? The whole commercial is “Did you know that when the Red Sox defeated the Yankees 10-3 in Game 7 of the 2004 ALCS, it was the first time a team came back down 3-0?”

    end commercial.

    What the hell.

    • All Star Carl

      I laughed so hard not gonna lie

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    LOL

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    Can the Yankees stop mailing it in?

    • bonestock94

      I’m pretty sure that’s been the point like all of September. Annoying as hell to watch but if it means a better playoff run then whatever.

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

      Yes. As soon as the Yankees start mailing it in, we should stop mailing it in.

  • Joe

    It’s funny that what we have been reduced to is hoping to not get no-hit by Lester…

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Well I’m down on letting Pena, Nunez, Russo and Miranda be our infield. Where Colin Curtis, Kearns and Thames be out outfield until the playoffs. Nova, Moesely, Javy, Guadina and Mitre can all start too.

    If they’re going to lose, let the regulars rest.

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    Sooo, is McCarver going to call everything a cutter?

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      McCarver: “With Wakefield on the mound, you have to watch out for that filthy cutter.”

  • Adam

    Well, on the bright side…no runners stranded on base so far!

  • Lee

    Comment about Red Sox pitcher inappropriate.

  • icanttakeitanymore

    For all those who can see a bright side

    I like to hear it now

    • JohnathanCold

      Yankees go the postseason, Boston does not. Yankees face the Twins and pound them like they have done time and time again.

    • http://www.yfsf.org AndrewYF

      The Yankees’ magic number is 3.

      There isn’t really a dark side when it comes to the standings with the Red Sox.

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

      We need to only win (or have Boston lose) 3 games out of a possible 17 to be played.

      There’s your bright side.

    • Adam

      That the overriding chances are that the Yankees will be playing in October…at that point, it is a crap shoot for who gets hot.

    • Hughesus Christo

      I have been freed to watch the Notre Dame game
      (shit)

    • Adam

      Also…with Gaudin pitching so much, the rest of the bullpen gets plenty of opportunity to eat cookies as well.

  • bonestock94

    If practice makes perfect Gaudin should be our #1 starter in 2011.

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Fashionably late, as usual.

    So what’s the scoop today? The usual doom and gloom?

    • cbean

      Dear Yankees, please don’t get no hit by Lester!

      • cbean

        oops reply fail. but yes, lester’s got a no hitter going so far. Also, clearly the Yankees are working on the worst collapse in the history of baseball.

        • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

          Doubtful. We were pretty atrocious towards the end of 2000 and we did okay there.

    • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

      We’re being no-hit.

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    hey Nava, try to get out of the way.

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

    Nice, Austin.

    • Bryan W

      Those two flyballs would have gone out last night. The tide is turning. Momentum has gone to the Yankees side. Victory shall be ours!!!

  • cbean

    I feel this way about a lot of the Red Sox, but Lars Anderson is not attractive. At all.

    • Adam

      He kind of looks like the love child of Adam Dunn and Lurch.

      • Hughesus Christo

        Will Ferrell and Sarah Jessica Parker!

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

      The Red Sox are an ugly, ugly team in general. There are a couple of guys that are acceptable-looking but none that are hot.

    • bonestock94

      Say what you will, but a wig on him and he’s a Boston 6.

      • Adam

        That is true…it is the city that brought us Mayor Bloomburg AND Rick Ocasik.

  • Yankeefan91 Arod fan

    lmaoooooooooo dat has to stop can he call him by sumtin else instead of dick lol ma nephew watching da game and all hes doin is cracking up

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

      (goes and gets English-to-Yankeefan91 Arod fan dictionary)

      • bonestock94

        This is what babelfish told me, I think I did something wrong.

        lmaoooooooooo dat????????sumtin???????lol??da???ma???????hes doin??

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

          Lemme get Soulja Boy Tell Em on the line and see if he can make sense of this.

    • JohnathanCold

      Que?

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

      …what

    • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

      …….

    • Ray the Anti-Handle

      I think he’s trying to say:

      “Can McCarver stop calling the other guy in the booth Dick. My nephew is watching the game and all he’s doing is laughing.”

      • Hughesus Christo

        Those kinds of translation skills could get you a position at the CIA. You should put this on your resume.

    • Yankeefan91 Arod fan

      sorry i was just laughing so hard its preety funny wen they say the broadcaster name and my nephew starts laughing.

  • https://twitter.com/Carcillo_ Carcillo

    Girardi’s going to make even the rare Gaudin fan such as myself come to loathe the guy.

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    Heh, looks like Swish lost count of the outs.

    • Bryan W

      Granderson faked me out the other day when he whipped in a throw on the 3rd out. I then remembered he always does this.

  • Brian in NH

    late here myself, was at an octoberfest thing…nice to see them getting no-hit through 5

    • Bryan W

      Octoberfest in New England apparently starts in January.

    • JohnathanCold

      That’s what happens when you face the sox and their arsenal of aces.

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

        They have five of them, I’ve heard.

        • JohnathanCold

          Tremendous staff. Every night is a great matchup for them. Just when you think there is a break, BANG, another ace.

  • Guest

    Why is Cervelli still in? Is he coming out soon? Please?

    • Stratman9652

      I think old Frankie is the least of our worries right now.

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

      Why do you want to waste Posada in a game like this unless there’s an opportunity he can tie it up or something?

      • Guest

        True that. My bad.

    • Hughesus Christo

      Every inning he plays now slightly decreases the chances of him getting getting postseason starts.

      • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

        Oh how I wish.

        • Hughesus Christo

          See how close we just came? Who would run over to grab that giant head?

          (twss)

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    I want to hear McCarver when he’s high.

  • Brett Gardner

    Pls, I’d like to steal a base here, like Mr. Dave Roberts.

    • Bryan W

      I’m shocked McCarver hasn’t referenced that yet.

      • Brett Gardner

        See; and look what happened. Is Joe G. looking rigor mortis or is it just me?

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    RISP!!!

    • Bryan W

      Cervelli BABIP magic?

  • Mike R

    Remember when Cervelli had about 30 Rbis in June? I think he’s got about five Rbi’s the past three months.

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

      It was May, not June, and it was 17, not 30, and he’s had 6 in the past 3 months.

  • All Star Carl

    Cervelli breaks it up lol

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    A HITTTT!!!!!!!!

  • cbean

    Cisco! thank you!

  • Matty

    Any chance of seeing Lester self destruct like ZZ the other night?

    /wishfulthinking’d

  • Mike R

    Is there anyway to just mute Tim McCarver only.. He’s blatantly losing it, I don’t know how much more Fox can run him out there. He literally repeats himself at least fifteen times a game.

  • http://fmylife.com Bryan

    We need a bomb right now.

  • Adam

    Well…that was interesting base running.

  • Cy Pettitte

    lmao at Cervelli getting the first hit of the game

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Cervelli.

    Always liked him.

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

    Cervelli breaking up the no-hitter = HILARITY

    • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

      BY “HILARITY” YOU MEAN “THE BEST”

  • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

    Now that we’ve got that no-hitter nonsense out of the way, time to some good ol’ fashioned Sox mashing.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Why.

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    Kearns isn’t a good baserunner at all. Must have gone to the Posada school of base running.

  • Mike R

    OMFG KEARNS IS SLOW AS FUCKING SHIT

  • cbean

    Ugh. He was out by a lot.

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Out by about a mile.

  • Cy Pettitte

    WHY THE FUCK DID THEY WAVE KEARNS IN

    /killme

  • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

    When it rains, it pours.

  • https://twitter.com/Carcillo_ Carcillo

    FUCKING MORONS

  • Ben

    Wow, what a horrendous send.

  • All Star Carl

    GJ Yankees

  • Hughesus Christo

    And you wondered why Thomson isn’t up for the BJs job.

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

      That throw just barely beat him. I’m good with that send sign.

      • Jon in CUO

        I just don’t understand giving Lester outs.

      • Hughesus Christo

        Because bases loaded, 1 out with your 2-3-4 coming up is a terrible situation.

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

          That’s a fair rebuttal. You could argue you want to be aggressive against a pitcher like Lester, though.

          • cbean

            If it were Gardner, I would have been okay with the send sign because I’m a little more comfortable with him trying to outrun the throw in. But given that who we had coming in and Kearns not being as fast as Gardner, I didn’t this was a good move.

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

              But while Kearns isn’t as fast as Gardner (who is?), he’s not slow either. People are acting like the throw reached the plate when Kearns was still halfway up the line. That’s not the case, Kearns almost beat that. The tag hit his leg mere milliseconds before his foot touched the plate.

      • Ben

        But the throw wasn’t even right on line. It’s not like he was barely out, and it took a perfect throw to get him. Down 4-0, with the heart of the order coming up, it’s not a good risk.

  • Jon in CUO

    What the fuck.

  • Bryan W

    Crap Austin should have been at 3rd!!!! Now he doesn’t even score WTF

  • Adam

    No way he gets sent there…

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

    Oh, Austin… for shame.

    (Good send, though. Force the issue.)

    • Adam

      Really? Down four with the potential tying run coming up?

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

        Bang-bang play. Kearns isn’t slow (despite what some people here claim) and he had a good jump. It took a perfect throw and a perfect tag and Kearns just barely got caught.

        • http://www.yfsf.org AndrewYF

          Plus, sending him allows the runners to advance to second and third, regardless of the outcome.

          Look what Swisher did. That wouldn’t have scored a run. Neither would a double play.

          It was absolutely the right call, 100%.

          • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

            Look what Swisher did. That wouldn’t have scored a run.

            You can’t say that.

            • http://www.yfsf.org AndrewYF

              I was using it as an example of how there’s much more opportunity to not score runs than to actually score them. In fact, it’s very likely that they wouldn’t have scored runs, because that’s the nature of the game.

              It was the right move, sending Kearns. It took a great throw to get him, and even then they only got him by a hair.

              Gotta love hindsight, it makes everyone look smart.

              • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

                And you’re basing the 2-3-4-5 hitters completely failing on what now?

          • Dalelama

            Not when you are down 4-0. in that situation outs are your most precious asset and one run doesn’t matter, quite stupid actually.

    • Bob Stone

      I thought it was just totally wrong.

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

        I think there’s good arguments either way. I wouldn’t call it horrible.

        • Bob Stone

          I understand the arguments both ways. I just wouldn’t do it, especially with the heart of the order coming up.

          I didn’t say it was horrible. Many others here did. Our leader Mike didn’t like it either.

          I merely said it was totally wrong. As in it was wrong to me and I would not have done it under almost any circumstance.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    A lesson in sliding might be in order.

  • http://fmylife.com Bryan

    Can’t do that down 4 runs…

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

    What an awful fucking sent with 2-3-4-5 coming up.

    • Bryan W

      That was a bigger buzzkill then Buzz Killington

    • http://www.yfsf.org AndrewYF

      You’re wrong. It was the correct call. Even the 2-3-4-5 are capable of double-plays and popups.

      If he had scored, it would be 2nd and 3rd with 1 out and a runner in, which is much better than bases loaded with 1 out, because it eliminates the likely outcome of a double play.

      • ZZ

        Really astute observation.

        2nd and 3rd, 1 out, and a run in is better than bases loaded 1 out. I don’t think anyone here could have thought of that.

        Too bad you actually have to try to figure out if the run is going to score as the 3rd base coach, which of course it didn’t. Therefore we were left with the worst possible situation. No run and 1 more out.

        Other than that, perfect analysis.

    • Ben

      The throw was offline, and he still got him. I can understand, somewhat, if it would take a perfect throw to get the runner, but that wasn’t the case in this situation.

  • SteveD

    fu#$ this fu%^ all the bull shit . im tired of the smoke and mirrors yes i

    have been drinking.

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

    Why would you send him? Ljlsdgjlagjlsg.

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      Nava had the ball when like Kearns touched 3rd.

  • Mike R

    This isn’t a one run game. It’s not gonna matter if we lose 4-0 or 4-1 we need base runners. Not sending a slow fucking scrub who shouldn’t even be playing to score when we have Swisher, Tex, and A-Rod coming up.

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

      Did Kearns kick your dog?

      • Matty

        Mike R is just telling it like it is.

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

          Calling Kearns a slow fucking scrub who shouldn’t even be playing (after he got on base) is not telling it like it is.

  • https://twitter.com/Carcillo_ Carcillo

    Wow.

    2-3 with RISP, 0 runs.

    Fucking tards.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Best chance blown, I didn’t look but there’s probably little chance their BP outside of Bard and Papelbon comes in.

    • SteveD

      im am sick of the bullshit.fucking bull shit. yup been drinking

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

    Ran themselves right out of the inning. Just awful. You’re down four, you need baserunners, not to risk it for one stupid fucking run.

    Christ.

    • Bob Stone

      Exactly.

  • Matty

    That was horrible.

  • Jon in CUO

    Austin Kearns reminds me of Frank Sobotka from The Wire. Runs like him too.

    • bonestock94

      I wish Omar would take care of Gaudin.

      • Jon in CUO

        There ya go.

  • ZZ

    That was really an awful send. I can’t believe that just happened down 4-0 against Lester.

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

    I can has Brackman?

  • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

    Does Joe really think Gaudin is a decent pitcher or is he just giving up on a 4-0 game in the 7th inning?

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      Both.

    • http://www.yfsf.org AndrewYF

      Looks like the latter.

      Hey, the offense should give him a reason to use his best pitchers. They really haven’t.

    • SteveD

      to hell with joe and take Gaudin with you. mf still drinking

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

    I’m not even sure what to say any more. Other than that I hope we’re all laughing about this in two months. Sob, sob.

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      Meh. I absolutely think the Yanks will make the playoffs. However, I don’t seem them getting very far. Hopefully I’m wrong.

    • bonestock94

      I so cannot imagine winning the WS this year. I know they’re not playing 100% right now to rest players, but even so I will be truly shocked if we go back to back.

  • Andrew518

    Day feels complete now

    • Andrew518

      reply to own reply:

      Day feels complete(er) now

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Gaudin in the clutch.

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    Great, just great. If Gaudin makes the postseason roster…

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

    What is that 6 HR in Gaudin’s last 7 IP?

    • Slappy White

      It is fucking batting practice

  • tom

    This team is killing me

  • Bryan W

    After this game I’m gonna go watch Groundhog’s Day

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Jesus fucking christ. Give EVERY regular a vacation from now until the playoffs. The White Sox can do the job for us. As long as I don’t have to see Chad Guadin again.

  • cbean

    I hate everything.

  • Slappy White

    I Seriously NEVER want to see Chad gaudin again

    • http://www.yfsf.org AndrewYF

      Remember when everyone called Cashman the dumbest GM ever for keeping Mitre over Gaudin?

      I know this is a game thread, but if this doesn’t prove that perspective is the most important part of Zen Baseball, I don’t know what to tell you.

      • Slappy White

        Ive always thought they BOTH sucked so I wasnt one of EVERYONE

  • ZZ

    I remember last year when Yankee fans loved Thompson because of how much better a job he did than Meacham. Tides have turned. Thompson has been awful this season.

    • Bryan W

      It was reminiscent of “Send ‘em home” Sojo

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

    Nice stab, Nick.

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

      I like how the entire thread is like destructing and tsjc is just being his awesome tsjc self.

      (sobs, pounds vodka)

  • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

    Can Cashman DFA Gaudin already and take away Girardi’s favorite toy? This is absurd.

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

      Remember when we all used to bitch about how Girardi was in love with Mitre? I miss those days.

  • Matty

    The Yanks ( hopefully ) will miss Lester next weekend, right? Right???

    • Bryan W

      Yes he pitches Thursday @White Sox

      • Matty

        Thanks.

      • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

        Lines him up to pitch Game 1 of th… oh wait.

  • DallasGreen

    Gaudin is to pitching as McCarver is to announcing

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      Golf clap.

      • Andrew518

        800

  • Cy Pettitte

    dunanunanunanunanuna BRACKMAN!

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

      BAM!$^!$

      POW!#*$@

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Unleash ROMULO!!!

  • https://twitter.com/Carcillo_ Carcillo

    This fucking ridiculous.

  • Chip

    Alright, well let’s see some Sanchez and Brackman now

    • Jon in CUO

      SanMan?

  • waka flocka

    The sad thing is that Gaudin is probably going to make the post season roster.

    • Slappy White

      NO FUCKING WAY

    • Bryan W

      Nobody has tried to lose their job with the Yankees this spectacularly and failed since Costanza.

      • Slappy White

        Thanks for the much needed laugh

      • Jon in CUO

        IETC.

        • Bryan W

          Catchers helping catchers it brings a tear to my eye.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Chances Guadin makes the postseason roster? I say 50 percent.

    • Pasqua

      I’m thinking even better than that. The sheer number of times Girardi’s gone to him – in tight spots, no less – suggests (to me, at least) that he’s actually got…you know…confidence in him. God help us.

  • Mark L.

    The Choke 2.0

    I was lucky enough to be out of the country during October 2004 — I can’t imagine how terrible it would be to be around for the Red Sox miraculous run to the 2010 AL WildCard

    • bonestock94

      oh jeez

    • Pasqua

      Dewey defeats Truman!

  • Matty

    Truth be told, if the freaking starters would do their jobs, we would not have to be subjected to this joke of a man named Gaudin.

    • http://www.yfsf.org AndrewYF

      Mmhmm.

      Example of why people blaming Girardi and ‘The Resting Plan’ are not very smart. He could have exhausted the bullpen and caused injuries Joe Torre style and they still wouldn’t be any better off, because the offense is struggling and the starters are struggling.

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

    Well at least Fox is still hilariously dumb.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    So is like Buccholz pitching or what? I’m pretty sure it’s Daisuke?

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

      Felix Rodriguez is actually pitching.

  • DallasGreen

    c’mon joe.. gimme some brackman!!!

  • Hughesus Christo

    Did I just hear Los Campesinos in a fucking Budweiser commercial?

    Most disturbing part of my day thus far.

  • http://www.yfsf.org AndrewYF

    “The Red Sox can exhaust the Yankees”

    Er, nope. They’ll just eventually run into a couple wins, and the Sox will run into a loss or two.

    Sorry, Rosenthal. The genius plan to Exhaust The Yankees was thwarted before it even began.

  • mustang

    well how is everyones day so far?

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    This is so frustrating. This is not a team playing well and thinking they will turn it on once the playlets start is a bit foolish. This is not today they will exit early, because anything can happen. But clearly there isan issue that the manager has failed to fix.

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

      How can Girardi fix CC and Pettitte pitching like crap their last starts? Last night they hit 6 HR’s and lost. That’s on Pettitte.

    • cbean

      I don’t think anyone is saying that the Yankees can expect to get very far in the postseason playing like this. However, the Yankees will get to the postseason.

  • Andrew518

    Yes players need to be rested
    Yes playoff spot more than likely
    Yes playoffs things start over
    but this is not good.

    Mosely tomorrow?
    not confidence inspiring for a team that is not playing all that confident right now.

  • YankeesJunkieinMadrid

    Any chance of seeing Brackmonster in the 8th or 9th. That seems to be the best reason to watch the rest of the game at this point.

    • Cy Pettitte

      That’s the only reason I keep watching these games

      • YankeesJunkieinMadrid

        Arkansas v Alabama is shaping up to be a good one so I am switching between the two, but it seems the Yankees blew their chance when Kearns got thrown out.

  • http://www.yfsf.org AndrewYF

    “It’s just not the way you want to go into it.”

    You know what’s a worse way? With the starters not lined up, and the starting lineup exhausted and hobbling.

    I’ll take it this way, thanks.

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

      Even worse?

      Not going to the playoffs at all.

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

        Good thing we don’t have to deal with that, am I right?

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

          You’re damn right.

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

            DAMN STRAIGHT, DAMMIT!!!!

  • All Star Carl

    Yankees called up Rumolo Sanchez on the 17.

    Why can’t he throw strikes now!

    • ZZ

      He can never throw strikes.

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

      Because he’s Romulo Sanchez.

      • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

        Romulo San-CHEZ

        FTFY

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

    WE’RE ALL DOOOOOOMED!!!!

    • Bryan W

      So who’s watching the Dolphins-Jets game instead of Yankees-Sox tomorrow night?

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

        …Not me?

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Walk, walk, walkin’ on Heaven’s door.

  • bonestock94

    It’s funny to see 721 comments already on a game that has been pitched by Nova, Ring, Gaudin, and Sanchez.

    • Bryan W

      It goes to show that the Scranton Yankees won’t win the World Series.

    • Andrew518

      If the Yankees were winning I’d spend more time watching and less time complaining.

  • Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF)

    Scranton handled pawtucket this year. What is the problem fellas?

    What bothered me more was Kearns not going to third on the hit by Cervelli. Should have been halfway and made it to third.

    • Mike Nitabach

      He had to wait to see if it was caught, no?

    • Bryan W

      He was halfway to 3rd and still went back to 2nd.

      • Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF)

        exactly. bad baserunning. The play was right in front of him.

  • Mike Nitabach

    This is painful to watch.

  • tom

    Call me a bad fan, but I’m skipping watching tomorrow’s game in favor of Mad Men. I’ve had years of experience at this, and, when the team gets into a trough like this, the only way I can get them back on track is to skip a game. (Yes; I believe in fan voodoo)

    They’ll make the playoffs. But, man, they’re making it hard to watch.

  • Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF)

    Pena doesn’t think Girardi should be manager of the year? Heresy!

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

    My way of thinking:

    We’re basically guaranteed into the playoffs (I’m not going to fear boogeymen here.

    Once we’re there, we have a 1 in 8 chance to win like every other fucking team.

    The 2000 Yankees went 3 and 15 in their final 18. The 2000 WS Champions? Those same Yankees.

    Grow a fucking pair and deal with the losing, you’re all driving me nuts. These games really don’t matter, and nobody will remember them if we win. Which, hey, we can do.

    • bonestock94

      I DIDN’T KNOW THEY COULD STACK SHIT THAT HIGH!!

    • mustang

      Amen!

      • mustang

        but you’re all NOT driving me nuts.

        I find the panic funny.

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

    Romulo is a poor man’s A.J.

  • mustang

    Easy guys:
    2006 Detroit Tigers

    http://www.baseball-almanac.co.....#038;t=DET

    • mustang

      And I think this team is better.

  • Bryan W

    Rally time!!

    • Mike Nitabach

      WOO! HOO!

  • Mike Nitabach

    I’m not a doomsayer by any stretch, but it is still painful to watch the Yanks play shitty ball.

    • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

      I don’t care if they’ve won twelve in a row and have already clinched the division, watching the Yanks play shitty ball is always painful.

  • Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF)

    Romulo has a nice changeup. He throws 96 regularly. He needs experience which sometimes comes at the expense of a few shaky outings. I like a guy who can throw a changeup in pressure situations. Except maybe javy.

  • Mike Nitabach

    Down 6-0 in Yankee Stadium is totally a tie game!

  • All Star Carl

    Tex is swinging at everything.

  • SteveD

    rally my ass this is bullshit

    • Mike Nitabach

      The tying run is in the dugout!

  • Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF)

    Ryczypsinski and Drabek (0-2) and TBD for Toronto. Normally I would say that looks good for us but with our pitching now, all bets are off.

    • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

      Jesus, you spelled Rzepczynski wrong. Everyone knows how to spell that.

      • Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF)

        I knew I would pay for that from the editorial staff. Thank you.

        • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

          I do what I can.

          God, what a terrible time he must have had in middle school with substitute teachers trying to pronounce his name.

    • bonestock94

      We’ve never seen Drabek before so that’s an instant L.

  • Bob Stone

    I am happy with this season no matter what happens. I’ve been doing Zen baseball for a few decades before we even knew what to call it.

    To me, having seen so many more championships than anyone deserves to see in a lifetime (antithesis – Cub Fans) I decided a long time ago that a great season was one where the Yankees kept my interest going down to the last three to four weeks of the season.

    Based on that criteria, this has been a great season. Everything else after this point is gravy.

    I should add, however, that the Yankees have been a very average team over the last two months. On July 28 they were 64 and 36. Today, before this game started, they are 92 and 62. The record for the last two months has been 28 and 26. That’s extremely average for TWO MONTHS.

    This team is probably going to make the play offs, but, unless lightning strikes, they aren’t going deep into the play offs.

    • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

      Why not?

      • Bob Stone

        The question is not why not. The question is WHY! You expect a .500 team to go deep in the play offs? I should ask you why!!!

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

          Bcause it’s happened before, and because they’re not a 500 team.

          • Bob Stone

            They are 28 and 26 for two months and probably 28 and 27 after this game. Tell me how that is not a .500 ball club. Are you just going to throw out the last two months, pretend that Pettitte has been healthy for the last two months, pretend that the rest of the starters have been great and that all the bull pen pitchers have been lights out.

            Are you going to pretend that Tex, A-Rod, Jeter and Posada have not had below career average years.

            Give me one reason to say this is not a .500 ball club right now.

            • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

              Posada is having a good year. Don’t know what to tell you about that.

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

                That too.

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

              I have an excellent reason. Their record is 92-62. That’s 30 games above 500. Thus, the premise of your argument is obviously false.

              So, an excellent reason to say thy’re not a 500 ballclub right now: They’re not a 500 ballclub right now.

            • Ray the Anti-Handle

              You talk about the last two months of the season, but then you go and cite yearly numbers. How about A-Rod’s great month? And Jeter’s improvement this month?

              If you’re going to call the Yankees a .500 team based on the last two months of the season, then I’m just going to throw out A-Rod and Jeter’s entire season except for September. Is that fair?

        • Mike Nitabach

          .500 team? Wut?

          • Bob Stone

            Look at the numbers. It is not difficult mathematics.

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

              And yet you keep getting it wrong. They’re not 500. Two months does not equal the season. They are a 30 games above 500 playoff team.

              That’s a THIRTY GAME DIFFERENCE.

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

                They’re 30 games over .500 but have been playing like a .500 team for close to two months now (and far worse than than in the last 2.5 weeks or so).

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

                  So?

                  They’re clearly better than a 500 team. With that stretch you mentioned, they’re still 30 games over 500.

                  I see no reason to believe that in the playoffs, with the caliber players we have, the Yankees will play like the Yanks of the last 2 months and not the Yanks of the rest of the season.

                  I ESPECIALLY see no reason to believe that in light of such WS champs as the 200 Yanks and 06′ Tigers.

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

                    200 Yanks…didn’t exist. 2000 Yanks, on the other hand…

        • ZZ

          The playoffs are nothing like the regular season.

        • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

          First off, we’re not a .500 team. Maybe we’ve been .500 over the past two months, but two months does not a season make. The A’s are a .500 team, or close to it.

          And why wouldn’t we go deep in the playoffs? If we’re playing specifically to the numbers, we’ve got some of the best players in this generation of baseball. Mariano Rivera’s postseason era is 0.73. Yeah. Andy Pettitte has the most postseason wins (wins are a useless stat etc) ever. We’ve got gold gloves and MVPs and silver sluggers flying all over the damn place. Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Mark Teixeira, Jorge Posada – these guys hit. They really, really hit.

          Of course, YCPB.

          • Bob Stone

            I understand all the super stars on our favorite team. They are not playing like superstars now or over the last two months.

            God bless you if you have the lever to pull that instantly changes what we are all watching for two months.

            • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

              They’ll have great days and they’ll have bad days, and they sometimes string these days together. I believe they are called slumps and streaks. They will happen, unfortunately. All we can do is wait for them to come out of them.

              I’ll be patient.

        • tom

          Hasn’t Tampa played at about the same rate for about as long? By your standard, only the Twins stand a chance.

          As everyone’s saying, there are plenty of World Champions (’00 Yanks and ’06 Cards, most notably) who stumbled horribly going to the playoffs. You just never know.

          • Bob Stone

            I hope I am wrong, but I see a lot of question marks for the Yankees at this point in the season, with no clear answers.

          • Bob Stone

            I did the math and home work on the Yanks. If you want to make that argument go do the math on the Rays. Don’t ask me to research the data against my argument.

        • Pasqua

          “Why” followed by an exclamation point is not a question. So, you’re technically not asking anybody anything. You’ve been diqualified. Hrumph.

          • Bob Stone

            Lacking a good counter argument you resort to BS technicalities and declare victory. Incredibly erudite and astute.

            /not!!!

            • Pasqua

              Bah! Pish-posh! I’ve had enough of this ballyhoo, Mr. Stone. And, to wit: You failed to point out that I misspelled “disqualified”! You had such an easy opportunity to discredit me and you did not. Get in the game, sir!

              • Bob Stone

                Still all bs and no counter argument. You can mispell all you want. I was looking for some well thought out and cogent reasons why I am wrong in my assessment, that at this point, the Yankees are a .500 ball club.

                I guess you decline to respond with any logical or meaningful.

                • Pasqua

                  Are you actually trying to be serious? Did the tone of my last two posts not give you a fucking HINT that I was just fucking around?

                  For the record: I defended you to others, not too long ago, who were tired of your pessimism. That you would respond to me with a “scolding” about adding sometthing to the conversation (and completely fail to see that it was in jest) is infuriating and obnoxious.

                  Oh, had I ONLY KNOWN that you demanded only thoughtful discourse in response to your insightful critiques, I would have left you alone. Apologies, your majesty.

              • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

                You win.

          • Bryan W

            By the same logic, does that guarantee the Twins will cruise to a World Series title based on going 46-19 since the All star break? No, records mean nothing once the playoffs begin. Like Jeter always says, it’s not necessarily the best team who wins it’s the hottest team. Are the twins hot right now, yes but so are the Phillies. And they have the superior starting pitching than the Twins.

            • Bob Stone

              I would feel much more confident if the Yankees played .500 ball for the first few months and were 30 games over .500 over the last few months.

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

                But why?

                • Bob Stone

                  You have to be kidding me. Oh . . . . you were kidding.

                  /so I don’t have to explain the obvious.

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

                    No, I’m honestly not kidding. Please explain your argument.

                    Why should we assume, in light of teams like the 2000 Yanks and the 06′ Tigers, that the Yankees who “show up” in the playoffs will be the Tankees who have “showed up” for the past two months and not the Yankees of the majority of the year?

                    Please explain this line of thinking. I’m not kidding.

  • All Star Carl

    A-Rod goes deep.

    • Slappy White

      Sure he does, he’s half a horse

  • bonestock94

    When I get that feelin, I want, Texual healing, Texual….

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

    A-Rod just missed two very hittable pitches.

  • Jack

    Tim McCarver likes Gloria Estefan? Did not see that one coming.

  • Andrew518

    CC’s look just about summed things up.

    • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

      It’s really depressing when the best thing you can say about a game is, “At least we’re not being no-hit.”

      • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

        Damnit, reply fail.

      • Andrew518

        Something seems to be missing here…
        What is it?
        I just can’t put my finger on it…
        Wait, it’s called pride.

        National telecast against Red Sox lousy pitching
        equally bad hitting.

        Playoff spot be damned we need to show something we haven’t for several days now.

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

          If you’re looking for pride look no further than ending up with the tying run at the plate despite being down 10-1 earlier in the game.

          • Andrew518

            touche

  • smurfy

    Scott Atchison warming in the bullpen, time to tuck in.

    • smurfy

      false hopes

  • It’sATarp

    the yanks just want to see how it feels to be the mets

    • Bryan W

      They’ve ventured into pre-Showalter Orioles territory lately.

  • Andrew518

    For someone who has ranted and raved for the last several hours that they shouldn’t just give up on these games I’ll nonetheless say I’m a bit puzzled as to why at this point you wouldn’t just give Brett the whole day off.

    • Andrew518

      genius move didn’t I tell you?

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

    Uggh. Hearing Dick talk about Beltre just reminded me that tomorrow night we have to hear Bel-tray from Miller.

    • Andrew518

      Proof that no matter how bad you are if you stay around long enough you’ll end up in the Hall of Fame.

  • Cy Pettitte

    the GRANDYMAN is on FIRE

  • All Star Carl

    Damn my boy Grandy yezzir

  • Andrew518

    standing ovation!

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

    I bet we can get 4 runs off papelboner

    • Cy Pettitte

      seriously, he can’t shut us down two days in a row

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

        He didn’t really shut us down, we got our selves out.

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

          First out: Jeter strikes out swinging on a fastball at his eyes
          Second out: Swisher flies out on a letter high fastball.
          Tex homers
          A-Rod walks
          Third out: Cano strikes out on a splitter that was never close to the zone.

  • Jack

    Curtis Granderson: Very bust-y.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Curtis is GRAND! We have a pulse!

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    Wow, when did Bard’s hair get so crazy?

  • Sean C

    Thank you, Grandy. Thank you.

  • Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF)

    Gardner leadoff, Grandy second = A lineup

  • smurfy

    grandy candy. Let’s have some berkie jerkie, too.

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

      how about some Jete Meat?

      • smurfy

        got some

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

    Imagine if Grandy finishes the year with 25 HRs. That’d be neat!

    • Bryan W

      I thought he was a bust???

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

        I know you’re kidding, but he is actually having a better year than last year.

        Kevin Long FTW

    • Andrew518

      Just swell.

  • dkidd in sunny los angeles

    aroldis in for the reds, throwing 100 mph

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

      Only 100? Is he hurt?

      • Cy Pettitte

        seriously, he’s in danger of being shipped back to Cuba if he keeps that up

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

        I imagine his arm is going to fall off next year though. Especially with Dusty Baker as his manager.

  • nsalem

    Hopefully Bard is throwing pitches now he can’t throw tomorrow

  • All Star Carl

    Tex is going deep son I called it first.

  • Bryan W

    The pitch to Swisher that was called a strike was higher than the next one that wasn’t. This umpiring crew is on my last nerve.

    • smurfy

      I think that was an unchecked swing.

  • Greg

    2 runs isn’t enough.

    • Bryan W

      neither is 6

  • Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF)

    Updated strategy to make the playoffs: Do not throw Jose Bautista a fastball in Toronto. I’ll take my chances with someone else.

  • Bob Stone

    Looks like a lot of RAB regular commenters have given up and left. I’m still pulling for a win here.

    • Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF)

      Still here Bob. Jesus is coming and Gaudin is going…these are good things

      • Bob Stone

        ietcvm

  • All Star Carl

    Going to Gaudin may have killed a come back. Thanks Joe G.

    • Andrew518

      story of the week.

    • Bob Stone

      Joe has done that too many times in the last two weeks in my opinion.

      • Andrew518

        amended story of the week…
        too much Gaudin + return of bad Joba

  • All Star Carl

    Way to go Joba. Fat ass.

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

      That was mature AND helpful.

      • All Star Carl

        Yeah because your name is mature.

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

          Actually, my name is the answer to a request. A poster (re: Troll) told me to call myself a deuce bag. I obliged.

          You, on the other hand, just personally insulted a man for no reason who can’t hear you. Not only that, but it wasn’t a baseball isult, it was a rude, personal remark.

          Anyway, respond with whatever you like, I’m done feeding the trolls for today.

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

            …And, isult should be insult.

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

        Don’t you know how this works? He’s only fat when he’s not pitching well.

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

          When he’s doing good he’s a muscular bulldog. BULLDOG!!!!

        • All Star Carl

          Joba is a fat drunk. We all know this. Joba hasn’t been a bulldog in 2 years. Hes a fat drunk.

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

            I’m not the moderator but I’m thinking that it’s about time for a banhammer appearance. Am I right?

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

            Oh please, quick the personal shit. He pitched poorly, so say it. Don’t be immature and make an ad hominem attack, especially since I’m sure your life is far from perfect.

            Grow up.

          • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

            David Wells is a fat drunk, and he pitched a perfect game, so you know, fat drunks aren’t entirely bad at baseball.

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

          Andy Pettitte looked awfully chunky last night.

  • Cy Pettitte

    what the fuck Joba?

  • It’sATarp

    i really wish we shipped joba for dan haren…in hindsight

  • Nice

    remember when Jabba used to be good?

  • All Star Carl

    Franklin Gutierrez

  • smurfy

    yeah, sugarplum fairies?

  • ZZ

    I really hope Joba did not think Kalish was on 1B.

    • ND Mike

      Talk about sleepwalking through the rest of the season.

    • smurfy

      and to throw over there without looking? He must be shook, and just doesn’t look it.

  • Mike

    Seriously Yanks. WAKE THE FUCK UP

  • ND Mike

    Em-fucking-barrasing. Boston/Yanks game is so bad they preempt it for the Rangers win…

  • ND Mike

    Dear Joba, its time to have someone put some curve in the bill of your hat. And stop sucking Joba. Signed, ND Mike.

  • first time long time

    153 games into the season:
    Team A:92-61
    Team B: 91-62
    Team C: 91-62
    Team D: 97-56

    • JohnnyC

      You can’t compare teams like that. Completely different eras.

      • first time long time

        2009 and 2010 are not different eras

        • https://twitter.com/Carcillo_ Carcillo

          The 2009 team was/is better than this team.

          I’ve said that since March.

          • first time long time

            A: 2010 rays
            B: 2009 Red Sox
            C: 2010 yankees
            D: 2009 yankees

            people keep saying the only reason the division is tougher this year is that there’s tougher competition. 2010 rays are practically the same as the 2009 red sox. the reality is that the 2010 yankees are much weaker than the 2009.

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

              You know, if I didn’t know this already I’d be concerned at the point you just made. But I did know it.

            • Bob Stone

              Unfortunately true.

            • https://twitter.com/Carcillo_ Carcillo

              That’s been my conclusion too. It’s easy to say the immediate competition the Yankees are dealing with is improved (obviously, ’10 Rays > ’09 Sox).

              It’s more a matter of the Yankees already having put this shit to bed long ago last year that creates that feel. This year, they’re playing themselves into a position where not even the playoffs are a lock.

          • JohnnyC

            I’ve said it since February…even before pitchers/catchers. I thought about not even watching any games this season because I just knew they wouldn’t be as good.

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

              I thought about not even watching any games this season because I just knew they wouldn’t be as good.

              what… the… fuck…?

              • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

                I’m pretty sure it’s a little late to say something like that, unless you can link me to your Feb. comment about it.

            • https://twitter.com/Carcillo_ Carcillo

              Of course, that’s just being a fucking tard, in that case.

              I still predicted big things. But 103-59? No, that’s unreasonable.

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

        Alex Gonzalez!

  • King of the Troglodytes

    6-13 after today since their 8 game winning streak. Good to see the Yanks peak at the right time of year. Twins will sweep this shit team in the first round.

    • It’sATarp

      surprised you didn’t question if we’d even make the play offs. Worst. Troll. Ever.

      • King of the Troglodytes

        Another 10 games and this team would have had no chance. They are terrible!

      • JohnnyC

        Yes. Absolutely the weakest Red Sox troll ever.

  • Bryan W

    Chris Denorfia hitting a walk off rbi double off Aroldis Chapman? The myth has been shattered.

    • JohnnyC

      Denorfia was sitting dead red.

      /JoeMorgan’d

      • Bryan W

        Heh. But according to Joe Morgan, changeups are the reason for so many no hitters this year. He should have listened.

  • smurfy

    Dick Stockton referred to Robinson Canoe. Just no respect.

  • https://twitter.com/Carcillo_ Carcillo

    I think LOL’ing is something that should be against everyone’s religion, but I must LOL at the fact that the Rays are already up 4-0 on the M’s.

    Yes, I know, the Rays are good, and the M’s suck. You know what else? The Rays are being managed like these games matter. Take a cue, Girardi.

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

      So… the Rays hitting well somehow proves they care?

      ZOMG WHY IS MADDON ERSTING LONGORIA?!?!?!

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

      Yeah no.

  • All Star Carl

    I told you A-Rod was going deep.

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    CENTAUR!

    Heh, so what are A-Rod’s chances for 30 now?

  • VO
  • Cy Pettitte

    #28

  • Rey22

    So…A-Rod might actually hit the 30 HR 100 RBI thing again this year. Wow.

  • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

    A-Rod is so keeping his 30+ home run streak alive.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Arod is good at baseball!

  • All Star Carl

    Yanks have 1 good player.

    A-Rod.

    Lawd help us.

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

    I went for dinner and a walk and this shit is still going on?

    • Zooboy

      Grandy hit one out after Grit walked. Between innings AP ran onto the field naked. Nothing much.

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

        I was like WHAT then I realized it was a joke.

  • smurfy

    oh well, win many, lose a few

  • Bob Stone

    Very discouraging couple of weeks. I remember how we were all saying in June that this team would win well over a hundred games if they start hitting on all cylinders. That seems so long ago.

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

      Cries

      • Bob Stone

        Don’t cry. The Yanks could get hot in the play offs. If not, there is always next season.

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

          Sobs wildly

          • Bob Stone

            Well . . . if you insist . . . have at it.

  • brett gardner

    still wishing Witless Joe had pinch run me for Kearns in the sixth. Game might have different. Who knows?

    • ND Mike

      Fastest. White man. Alive.

    • Zooboy

      I’ve developed an irrational yet rather strong dislike for Kearns.

      • Bob Stone

        Idon’t blame Kearns for being thrown out at home. I blame the third base coach for a bone head move.

        • Brett Gardner

          None of which would have happened with me on bench.