Game 158: FTW

Robbie Cano vs. sliders
Yankees clinch postseason berth
Say a prayer, Joe. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press,Nathan Denette)

It’s obvious that the fact that the Yankees have yet to clinch a playoff spot with five games remaining in the season is starting to wear on Joe Girardi and the front office. They’re pulling out all the stops to make sure that they go home with a win tonight, including starting CC Sabathia despite throwing his schedule off for the playoffs. All I know is that this better work, otherwise it might get ugly in Yankeeland. Far uglier than it already is.

Here’s the lineup…

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

And on the bump, it’s Cy Sabathia.

First pitch is scheduled for a little after 7pm ET, and this one can be seen on My9 locally or MLB Network nationally. Is it just me, or have the Yanks been on national television a whole lot lately? Meh, whatever. Try to enjoy the game.

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Robbie Cano vs. sliders
Yankees clinch postseason berth
  • Carlosologist

    You’re always on national TV when you win. :D

    Anyway let’s try and buck the dumb trend of losing to pitchers we haven’t seen before.

  • https://twitter.com/Carcillo_ Carcillo

    They’ve never faced Kyle Drabek.

    Uh-oh.

    • Cbean

      They’ve seen him once! In spring training. When he was with the Phillies.

      /starts praying

      • HotCarl

        Bring up the Thunder’s entire roster!

  • JerseyDutch

    They’re gonna win tonight. I’m wearing my lucky underwear.

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

      “They’re gonna win tonight. I’m wearing my lucky underwear.”

      Fixed.

      • JerseyDutch

        lol

  • Guest

    Here’s what I keep telling myself:

    The Yankees, like the other teams who will make the playoffs, are a very good baseball team. But even very good baseball teams have a hard time mainting hot streaks. Essentially, very good baseball teams will win about 60% of the time. So if a very good baseball team is going into the playoffs on an incredible hot streak, the law of averages dictates that they might come back down to earth during the playoffs, which would suck.

    Conversely, if a very good baseball team goes into the playoffs on the heels of a slump, the law of averages would likely dictate that they start winning games during the playoffs in order to get back to its expected level of success.

    It’s thin gruel, I know. But it’s what I’m banking on.

    • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

      Or, as I think is the case, how you get in and how you’re playing at the end of the season has little or nothing to do with how a team performs once the playoffs begin.

      • Sweet Dick Willie

        See 2000 NY Yankees.

        • Pete

          See: Baseball history.

          • JerseyDutch

            See American Revolution.

            • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

              Did they play a lot of baseball while they were starving and cold in Valley Forge?

              • JerseyDutch

                How do you think they kept warm?

                • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

                  There’s a lot of standing around in baseball. I don’t think it would be an idea sport for keeping warm.

    • https://twitter.com/Carcillo_ Carcillo

      The 2009 team won seven in a row from games 152-158 last year, and they subsequently won their first five playoff games.

      Not sure it’s really all that important one way or another.

  • Daniel

    I live in New Orleans and i have seen almost every yankee game for the last few weeks. MLBN is amazing

  • Jerome S

    I would rather see Gardner in front of Granderson – Gardner gets on base, Grandy drives him. Would probably produce tons of runs over the course of a season.

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

    Let’s wrap this up please, I don’t know I can take another night of panic around here!

    • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

      something bad happens
      actor: “Now’s no time to panic”
      something worse happens
      actor: “Now you can panic!!”
      hilarity ensues

      /dumb sitcom’d

      • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

        man, one misplaced slash and html goes to he//

  • All Star Carl

    I want to see some velocity from CC.

  • Chris

    Why would it be ‘pulling out all the stops’ to start your #1 pitcher on his normal day? Maybe it’s being aggressive, but certainly not pulling out all the stops – it’s not like he’s starting on short rest.

    • Gonzo

      Personally, I think it’s about resting the dinged up players like Gardner, Swish and Tex more than it’s about panic. The sooner you clinch, the more days you give them rest. I could be wrong and I am wrong a decent amount of the time.

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

      Because they had already planned to move him back to pitch in Fenway, so that he’d line up to start game 1 of the ALDS on 5 days rest. Moving him forward again just seems like a panic move. He’ll probably be just fine on 8 days rest, it just seems unnecessary.

      • Chris

        Had they truly planned to start him on Friday? There were reports that he was starting Friday, but nothing official.

        Even if they did change their minds, it’s not like it was a huge rash decision. They simply moved the extra rest from before his last regular season start to before his first post season start.

    • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

      No Chris, THEY AE PANICKING! Girardi, Cashman, all of them. They are literally afraid that they will not clinch a playoff spot, and therefore they are pitching Sabathia.

      And, for what it’s worth, Tampa Bay is panicking too.

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

        I’ll call it “panicking” when we bust Jim Leyritz out of prison to take Cervelli’s starts and dig up Whitey Ford and hook him to a car battery.

        • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

          You know, when you get a mental picture in your mind.. Don’t do it here.

        • Gonzo

          Cashman is worried that he won’t be able to buy his son the GI Joe with the kung-fu grip for Christmas. He’s out there “panicking,” I can feel it.

          /Best movie ever

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

            IT WAS THE DUKES IT WAS THE DUKES

            • Gonzo

              Thank you. Now if the Yankees can clinch tonight, it will be a complete night.

          • Pete

            facebook like

  • Carlosologist

    A HIT?! what is this madness

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

      Madness….? THIS IS JETAH

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

    Why is nobody flipping shit about the fact that Price is making his last start tonight? Or that Halladay made his last start last night?

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

      I don’t think anyone here cares what those teams do.

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

        I think people care pretty intensely what the Rays do around here. ;)

        (I know what you meant.)

    • Carlosologist

      Because the Yankees only have rotation issues, duh.

    • Hughesus Christo

      Were Halladay or Price pulled from late-week starts the night before their games?

      • Chris

        No, but neither was CC. The decision was made at least on Sunday – and I assume that it was actually made when Hughes was swapped with Moseley.

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

    That was so hot, Berkman.

    #grossnonotatall

    • Cbean

      I’m listening on the radio. What’s going on?

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

        They were showing him on the bench and he was just like… repeatedly licking his lips. It was not very attractive.

        • Cbean

          During the last series at Baltimore, I was out one night and watching the game at a bar and they showed the dugout and Nick Swisher seemed to be in the middle of a very complicated story he was telling Andy Pettitte. I don’t know what it was about (and from the look on Andy’s face, it didn’t seem like he did either) but I have never wanted a dugout feed so bad.

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

            Heh, is it sad that I remember that? And Andy was all grinning and … pretty. *_*

            • Cbean

              I don’t think it’s sad at all! Of course, I’m still like oh boys at them.

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

                I want to pinch their cheeks and make them hot cocoa.

  • All Star Carl

    Wooo Swinging at everything! Great approach swish!

  • Cbean

    Dear Sterling, I don’t think it’s the rain keeping folks from attending the Blue Jays game tonight in their domed stadium.

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

      ZOMG TEH MAPLE LEAF FEVERZ

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

        GO HABS GO

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

          HABS? HABS?!??!?!?!

          TAKE OFF, EH, YOU FRENCH HOSER!!!!

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

    Wow, great acoustics tonight. Must be all the empty seats. Sounds like a high school game.

    • Henry

      Last night was better with the ump telling girardi to get used to the strike zone.

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

    Let’s end it early and make everyone feel really dumb for doubting this team, shall we?

    • Carlosologist

      Doubt never crossed my mind during this bad stretch.

  • All Star Carl

    Small ball folks.

    • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

      According to Sterling that was pretty much the first sac fly the Yankees hit this year.

    • first time long time

      this isnt directed at you, just in genereal. something i dont understand: why do people complain about the yankees not hitting enough sac flies? i understand that if you’re gona make an out, make it a productive one, but wouldn’t you rather get a solid hit or something? whatever

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

        Same. A sac fly should be a decent alternative, not the goal. The goal should always be a hit.

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

          Mike, you greedy bastard. You are all that is wrong with baseball fanhood.

          You have murdered blogging history, sir.

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

    Alright CC, now make that lead stand up.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    To radio listeners: were John and Suzyn creaming themselves over the sac fly?

    • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

      see above comment.. basically yes.

    • Cbean

      Nah, they just kept talking about how it would be interesting if Bautista made a better throw, though mostly, I was still distracted by Sterling’s earlier declaration that Jeter would never score.

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

    Hold on a moment guys. We’re…winning?

    In the first inning?

    Faints in shock

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

      (pinches self)

  • Henry

    Anyone know what Escobar did to get traded from Atlanta? They called him a cancer.

  • first time long time

    you know what really is not the greatest stat? team’s average with risp. now i know if you have risp, you wanna get a hit. Now which is better though, having a runner on third and getting a single? or having a runner on first and hitting a homerun? exactly. and just because you get a hit with risp, doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll score any runs, as we all saw against the sox on saturday.

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

      It’s almost like that stat is kind of overblown!

      • first time long time

        lol

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

    Call Bautista out for being ugly so we can get the rare 2 pitch inning!

    • first time long time

      lol ietc

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

      R&B crooner Jon B. is very offended that you called Jose Bitchtista “ugly”.

    • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

      I believe his name is “the Scurvy Fuck.”

  • first time long time

    tight zone early.ugh

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

      TWSS

  • Big Stein

    Start chilling the bubbly!

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

      (ices 20 cases of Champale™)

  • Big Stein

    I wanna she Kim Jones soaked and dripping wet before the night is over!

  • charliechoochoo

    Let’s remain optimistic tonight folks. A little less bridge jumping would be appreciated OR jump in silence. Thank you.

  • All Star Carl

    How many of you are gonna skip some of the game to watch the 10th inning?

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

      Not with Kevin fucking Milar holding the camera, no thanks.

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

        That’s the 30 for 30 on the Red Sox that’s coming up whenever

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

          Whoops, my bad.

          I’ll guaran-fucking-tee that 2004 features prominently in the Tenth Inning-and rightly so. But I ain’t watching.

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

            Oh yeah. I mean, of course it will. It should, it’d be silly to claim otherwise. I’m DVRing it just because hopefully there’s good stuff about the Yankees too.

      • All Star Carl

        That’s 30 for 30 on espn I thought.

  • Anthony Murillo

    Is there really no chance we win the division? Because I want to win the division DAMN IT!

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      Not much I’d say.

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

      There’s a chance, but they have to basically make up two games with five left to go.

  • Sheepmeister

    so, random question, would you rather score one run in the first inning on 15 pitches or less or zero runs but the pitcher throws 20+ pitches. This only works for one run, since 1+ run is obviously much more important, but with 8 other innings, that first inning can help get the starter out early.

    • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

      I would decline the penalty and keep the points.

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

        I’d go for two.

        Sincerely,
        Derek Jeter

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

      Give me the run eight days a week and twice on Sunday’s.

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

        What if it’s one run on 4 pitches (one wall-scraping, wind aided fluky homer and 3 one-pitch weak groundouts) or no runs on 39 pitches (bases loaded, wildness, a couple of walks, some hard-hit balls, some mound conferences, starting pitcher visibly laboring, no command of the zone)?

        (ups ante)

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

          If the latter happened, everyone would freak out and you know it.

        • vin

          “39 pitches (bases loaded, wildness, a couple of walks, some hard-hit balls, some mound conferences, starting pitcher visibly laboring, no command of the zone)?”

          So a typical AJ Burnett inning (except for the whole no runs thing)?

      • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

        But on Sunday that would be 2 runs, ruining the entire scenario.

        How about this, the pitcher throws 74 pitches in the first inning but you don’t score a run??

        • Chris

          Double headers.

    • Gonzo

      Give me a hot dog and a beer.

    • JerseyDutch

      Score the run. High pitch counts are nice but your first priority always is to get men across the plate. Or Austin Kearns.

  • nathan

    Well, I hope the 2010 Yankees morph into the 2006 Cards once the Yanks hit the playoffs.

    On Sep 1, I would not have expected Arod to be at 26 HRs, but here he is again closing on another 30 HR season, amazing.

    • charliechoochoo

      It’s still baffling that they won that year.

      • Hughesus Christo

        The Mets happened

  • pat

    Looks like we’re watching FB’s go down the middle of the plate.

  • Zooboy

    Lance is a big cat without stripes. Yet.

  • charliechoochoo

    Do you think that anyone on the Yankees coaching staff can say don’t swing at a 3-0, 3-1 pitch?

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

    Drabek has an 85 pitch limit? Praise be to Mo.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Juuuuust the way Grandy planned it.

  • pat

    Heh, wonder if Grandy was intentionally running on the inside part of the line? I’m guessing yes.

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

      Well he does have every right to the baseline, that’s just smart (if he actually did it on purpose)

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

    Even Granderson’s strikeouts look good these days.

  • Kit

    I’ve been gone for a few days, so hey guys! Has the universe imploded yet?

    • Sheepmeister

      No, but 20% of yankee fans are dead after bridge jumping, but will be brought back to life for the playoffs.

      • Kit

        Just had the image of zombies with nooses around their necks cheering at the game. Good to know they’re only mad when they’re losing.

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

        “I always knew we’d make it! Go Yankees!”

        “P.S. we suck and we’ll lose in the ALDS. Cashman/Girardi/Kearns is a moron.”

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

          I’m laughing at how true this is.

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

      The season’s over!!!

      • Kit

        For the bad teams, right?

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    The Yankees 00Z for the last two games is like 94.6%.

  • charliechoochoo

    Did Kay say 1-0 Jays? Can he not even call a score right? It’s NOT THAT HARD.

    • JerseyDutch

      Yep. Both he and Singleton call the count wrong about 20% of the time.

  • All Star Carl

    Man what the hell happened to BG? He was our best player. Been downhill for a while now for him.

    • V

      It’s gotta be the hand injury.

  • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

    Dilemma.

    I want to go to Tampa for game 1 of the ALCS if the Yankees are in it, obviously. If I get tickets before I know they’ll definitely be in it and then they’re not, I’ll probably be stuck with the tickets because, let’s be real, no one’s buying Tampa-Minny tickets off StubHub. If I wait til the Yankees win the DS, the ticket prices will probably go way up cause of all the Yankee fans in Florida, and the game’s on a Friday night.

    What to do, what to do…

    • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

      fF you buy the ticket now and they don’t make it to the ALCS, I will blame you.

      /superstition’d

      • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

        I know, I’ll blame myself too.

        But we can get tickets for $72 a pop on StubHub right now, once the Yankees win the DS, those prices are going to at least double.

        I’m going to at least wait until we find out who has home field cause I can only go if the Yankees get the wild card.

        • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

          Tell you what, we’ll get 15 RABers to promise to send you $5 if the Yankees don’t make it. But you would have to burn the ticket so that Longoria and Price will be angry that there is an empty seat.

          Deal?

          • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

            Ok! Who’s in?

        • Chris

          Buy the tickets. Even if it’s Tampa-Minny or Tampa-Texas, you’ll be able to sell them. Maybe you’ll only get $60 each for them, but you should still get most of your money back.

  • Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF)

    #4 for a pitcher? Is 16 our lowest pitcher #?

    /Whitey’d

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

      Javy at 31?

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

        No, just looked it up. D-Rob at 30.

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

    CC looks angry.

    • Cbean

      You wouldn’t like him when he’s angry?

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

    Speaking of The Tenth Inning (as mentioned above), I was watching Morning Joe this morning. It was a den of stupidity iniquity of Sox fans: Burns, Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Mike Barnicle, etc. etc. And Willie Whatever-his-name-is, the lone Yankee fan.

    They talk baseball for like 20 minutes, and snatchurally, 2004 comes up and they start slobbing each others’ knobs about Dave Roberts and how awesome it was and etc. etc. Willie Whatever-his-name-is starts protesting that “You don’t have to relive it with the blow-by-blow detail”.

    Burns responds with “I had to endure the Williams collapse of ’42, and the collapse of ’67, and the collapse of ’75 with Fisk, and the collapse of ’86 (I’m paraphrasing, he didn’t use “collapse” each time) and the Boone Homer of ’03 — the day before I got married, mind you — and you Yankee fans can’t even deal with listening to one heartbreak!?!”

    Willie Whatever-his-name-is said nothing.

    I wish I was there; my comeback would have been “No, I can’t deal with listening to one single defeat, because I’m not used to losing. You know who’s used to losing? Losers.”

    • Kit

      “No, I can’t deal with listening to one single defeat, because I’m not used to losing. You know who’s used to losing? Losers.”

      Favorite thing ever.

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

          That song got annoying after a day.

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

            You can say that about every pop song ever.

            • Kit

              Very true. Don’t listen to much pop though.

    • Carlosologist

      TSJC, you’re my hero. Also, you saved MSNBC as you were their first viewer of the month.

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

        Heh.

        I like how MSNBC gets on FOX News’s case for their lack of diversity, and their nightly lineup from 4pm to midnight is basically a buttload of white guys (and one white girl).

        • Carlosologist

          Wait, so you’re telling me MSM news networks don’t tell the truth about who and what they put on TV?

          My mind: BLOWN

        • Chris

          But MSNBC has white male liberals. FOX News has white male conservatives. That makes all the difference.

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

            Touché.

    • All Star Carl

      I would have started knocking people out.

    • JerseyDutch

      I have a few friends who are Sawx fans it used to bother me when they (constantly) brought up ’04. But then I realized that’s all they can talk about. I can talk about ’09, ’98 to ’00, ’96, ’78, ’77, etc., etc.

      • http://www.yfsf.org AndrewYF

        I love that, before ’09, the Sox fans’ mantra was ‘All Yankee fans live in the past, because they have nothing good to remember now’.

    • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

      Nice assessment. It was rather grotesque display of slobbering on the Sox… all because Mika likes them and they all want to jump her.

  • All Star Carl

    Jorge doesn’t want the camera man to steal the signs. I like it.

    • pat

      Yea, I noticed that. Jorge must not trust Canadians either.

  • charliechoochoo

    Zee Zee

  • Chris

    The 2000 Yankees were 5-15 in their last 20 games. They had a 7.71 ERA in those 20 games.

    Of course, that team had heart and grit so they were guaranteed to win the world series.

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

      YOU’RE MY BOY, SCOTTY BRO!!!

    • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

      The other cool thing I noticed about that is that #4 starter Denny Neagle had a 7 ERA in August/September going into the playoffs.

      • Chris

        David Cone made 29 starts (and one relief appearance) in 2000.

        His ERA: 6.91

        And you thought AJ Burnett was bad.

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

          And yet, he didn’t lose 15 games like AJ did.

          Therefore, ipso facto, res ipsa locquitor, he was a better pitcher than AJ Burnett. Book it.

          You can put it on the board. Yes.

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

      The 2000 Yankees must’ve been really not fun to watch at times. I mean, no matter how this season ends, we’re gonna finish with a better record than them (and so did the 2008 Yankees). That’s kinda crazy.

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

    The funny part about that commercial with the map flying out of the car window is that it happened to me in real life once. Not nearly as funny then.

  • vin

    OK, who here knew that Felipe Lopez signed with the Red Sox 3 days ago? He’s hitting 9th today.

  • Cbean

    ok these sweet millions radio commercials are even worse than the tv commercials.

    • Slappy White

      Whaa… You dont like singing puppies or talking kittens ? What the hell kinda person are you ? :)

      • All Star Carl

        Bunnies!

  • vin

    These Jays radio guys are loving themselves some Kyle Drabek. How does he look?

    • pat

      Good stuff but he looks a little amped up and his control is suffering.

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

      Like Doug Drabek’s son.

      • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

        golf clap

      • vin

        He doesn’t have that sweet ‘stache does he? Doug always looked kinda grizzled.

        • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

          Nah, got a goatee. not as disgusting as Matt Garza’s, but could use a solid trimming.

    • Slappy White

      Tall white kid

    • Cbean

      Both the runs scored after Jeter advanced (both times) on a wild pitch.

  • keith

    ………

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

    Just shoot me. Bunting in the third inning?

    • Cbean

      John Sterling likes the thinking.

    • Anthony Murillo

      You seem really frisky today, Mike

      • first time long time

        TWSS lol

        • Anthony Murillo

          I think he’s still upset that Bob Lorenz mis-pronounced his name.

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

    Bunting in the third inning with Swisher? That wasn’t called from the dugout…was it?

  • Slappy White

    Pitchers wearing single digit numbers , I dont know

  • Anthony Murillo

    I don’t want to see a Yankee bunt ever again…

  • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

    Sterling likes the thinking there. In case you were wondering.

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

      Exhibit A in why it was dumb

    • Sheepmeister

      That’s only because he can’t think, he envies any thinking.

  • pat

    Pelota pequena!!!!!! AY DIOS MIO!

  • Slappy White

    “That is what they call ABC baseball”

    Sterling’d

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    You guys didn’t hear? Girardi was fired. Scioscia is managing tonight.

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      Go Halos!!!!

    • Kit

      Ewwwwwwwwwww….

      • Slappy White

        Thought of your love for the Angels when I read this

        • Kit

          I have no problem… it’s just there’s always been a lot of tension between the Angels and me. And it’s not so much I want to “kill” them. It’s just I want them not to be alive anymore.

          /familyguy’d

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I’m so glad there are no runners on base with two outs now.

    /I’m glad they scored the run, of course, but still.

  • Carlosologist

    The New York Yankees: best offense in baseball

    Bunting with the New York Yankees lineup: BATSHIT INSANE AND I CANNOT TAKE ANOTHER MINUTE WATCHING OUR BEST HITTERS TRY AND MOVE UP A RUNNER BY WASTING OUTS

    • first time long time

      i feel the same, but with the way their offense has been lately and same the pitching’s inability tohold a lead, i’ll take. FOR NOW at least.

    • Slappy White

      Relax, young one, we’re trying Bizzaro Yankee Ball. Nothing else has been working. Once we finally make playoffs its back to bashing the ball like the Yankees of old

  • Henry

    If the Yankees need to play small ball to produce a run and stop me from bitching about their trouble with RISP then so be it.

  • first time long time

    i have a question about this site. im new here, well ive been reading for a long time, commenting for only a short while (hence the name lol) but how do you know if you’ve been banned? and if you are banned are you allowed to come and read the articles but just not comment, or are you banned from actually coming to the entire site. i know its a stupid question, i just find this site pretty insite (the comments are pretty entertaining too btw lol) and if its the latter then, if prefer to not get banned so i can still read the articles. so if i become a “troll” or already am id like to be let known right away that way i can still read the articles. this is a dumb post and im sorry everybody. just something ive been wondering.

    • http://www.yfsf.org AndrewYF

      You must be a big hit at parties.

      • first time long time

        be nice lol

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

      1. We don’t like banning people, but it’s a necessary evil sometimes.

      2. If you do get banned, you can still read the site and comments, but if you try to post a comment, it just won’t show up.

      • first time long time

        oh ok cool thanks. i apologize for stupidity again. lol

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

        When you get banned, Pawlikowski uses your IP address to find your home address, comes to your house, and personally punches you right in the face.

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

          Only in Jersey though. Ben’s got Brooklyn and Queens, I’ve got the city and Bronx. We hire consultants for anything beyond that.

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

            Good, I think I can take Joe.

  • pat

    Kyle Drabeck is three years older than Manny Banuelos.

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

      And five years older than Gary Sanchez

    • Carlosologist

      Fun fact indeed. Another fun fact: Phil Hughes, future ace, is two years younger than established* superace Clay Buchholz.

      • Cbean

        Also, not a thief!

    • vin

      Which makes me wonder why the Jays had him spend the entire year in AA. He made 13 starts in AA for the Phils last year. Why not call him up to AAA midseason? I doubt they have 5 arms better than his at that level.

      Just wondering if its an organizational philosophy or something. Maybe they want to let the kid dominate AA then call him up to the bigs rather than get smacked around a bit in AAA.

  • JerseyDutch

    Small ball today.

    • Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF)

      Playoff baseball.

  • Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF)

    So back to pitcher’s #’s and Drabek wearing Gehrig’s #: Whitey’s #16 is retired and I think Guidry’s 49. Mo will be next. Any other pitcher?

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Pettitte probably.

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

      Andy, probably, though I don’t think they should.

    • Carlosologist

      Pettitte’s 46 is definitely retired if he goes to the HOF or not.

    • charliechoochoo

      Don’t they have to retire Mo’s since it’s Jackie Robinson’s number not because it’s Mo’s.

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

        We’ll put it up there twice, just like #8.

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

        It’s already retired, but they’ll retire it for Mo.

    • http://www.yfsf.org AndrewYF

      Pettitte has meant more to the Yankees than any pitcher not named Rivera or Ford.

      Of course, Lefty Gomez’s number isn’t retired, so that makes it tough to justify Pettitte. Then again, it makes it tough to justify Ron Guidry, too.

    • first time long time

      burnett.

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

      Moseley’s #40 and Mitre’s #45.

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

        Igawa’s #29

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

          Ponson’s #47

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

            Chase Wright’s #38

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

      Probably Pettitte but I don’t think he should be.

  • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

    We’re smallballing the everloving shit out of this game. It would be funny if I didn’t want to win so bad.

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

    Late, but I see we’re bunting now in the 3rd inning. No panic!

    • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

      Doesn’t seem like panic, just a lot of head-shaking and sighing. Like Slappy said, nothing else has worked, so I’ll let Swish bunt.

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

        But in the third inning? I know it worked but… ugh. The kid is on a low pitch count. Just swing away!

    • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

      Well, they’re going against a pitcher they’ve never seen before so runs are at a premium.

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

    Yeesh, Encarnacion with the lollygagging

    • pat

      YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MAKES HIM?!?!?!?!!?!

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

        A LOLLYGAGGER

        • pat

          /throws bat bag into shower

      • Henry

        a lollygagger?

      • Carlosologist

        Robinson Cano? But with less upside, natural ability, and less smooth Dominicanness

        • Kit

          Can I declare this one the winner? I liked the “less smooth Dominicanness” phrase.

        • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

          Plus, “Don’t cha know? It’s Edwin Encarnacion!” doesn’t really roll off the tongue.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Swish looked like he was running pretty well there.

  • Henry

    Lets just say Girardi leaves. Is Willie Randolph someone the Yankees would consider?

    • charliechoochoo

      let’s say Girardi doesn’t leave.

      • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

        “Girardi doesn’t leave”

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

          If Girardi leaves, I think we should go hire Joe Girardi.

          /circular’d

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

    Drat.

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

    well that sucked

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Holy hell that got out fast.

  • cjc

    seriously this fucking guy again

    • vin

      Dan Johnson?

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

    EVERYONE PANIC

    • JerseyDutch

      ::panic::

  • pat

    That was my fault. I was just thinking to myself, I bet Snider hits a HR here.

    • Sheepmeister

      Then I am more annoyed you haven’t used your baseball telepathic powers to make the yankees go 157-0 so far.

      • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

        This.

  • Cbean

    Ok, let’s avoid any more of those.

  • charliechoochoo

    Quick! pick out your spot on the ledge! Ledge spots are going fast!

  • pat

    Ardo just wanted to pad his fielding stats on that last GB.

  • cjc

    maybe ts just me and all the frustration of the last month but everyonr seems very comfortable especially inside against our pitchers

    like I said its probably just the circumstances of this past month

    • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

      Or the fact that someone just hit a homerune.

  • vin

    How big was that bunt now?!

  • All Star Carl

    First pitch fastball and he got it. Inside too. Make him go opp field. Or have him show you he can he can hit a breaking ball.

  • Henry

    I wish the there was wind to make it go foul.

    • pat

      You would have needed a tornado to steer that off course.

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

    Doug Drabek’s wife is a total MILF.

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

      Pics?

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

        I assume that’s her sitting next to him in the stands, they keep showing him on the broadcast.

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

    Work the count, boys.

  • first time long time

    top 5 least favorite mlb teams:
    1. red sox
    2. phillies
    3. angels
    4. mets
    5. blue jays

    agree/disagree?

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

      i just hate the rays for some reason

    • first time long time

      id put the rays on there, but the only reason i dont like them is because of how good they are right now. if they were bad, id like them, because they seem classy and their players seem pretty cool

    • Anthony Murillo

      1. Red Sox
      2. Angels
      3. Mets
      4. Phillies
      5. Blue Jays

    • Carlosologist

      My personal list (in order):

      1) Red Sox
      2) Rays
      3) Angels
      4) Dodgers
      5) Cubs

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

        1) Red Sox
        2) Indians
        3) Braves
        4) Red Sox
        5) Red Sox

        • Carlosologist

          Who are these “Red Sox” you speak of? Are they an expansion team?

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

            New list:

            1) Red Sox
            2) Indians
            3) Braves
            4) PawSox
            5) Lowell Spinners

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

      Diamondbacks. I enjoy LOL’ing over the Mets, don’t really hate them. Don’t hate the Phillies either.

      • Carlosologist

        My parents taught me to pity the Mets. My mom is a Mets fan, so this makes it doubly hilarious.

      • first time long time

        i understand the mets, i guess its just their fans that annoy me, but honestly, how can you not DESPISE the phillies. obnoxious fans, obnoxious player, HIDEOUS plaayers. i honestly consider them the red sox of the nl lol

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

          Can’t stand their fans (though I have a really really good friend IRL who’s a Phillies fan and we give each other so much crap haha), but I don’t mind most of their players. I went to CBP a few times in college (went to college not too far from Philly so my friends and I made a few road trips) before it got terribly bandwagon-y and it was fun.

          • first time long time

            its just that for me some of their players are so dirty and grungy like werth, hamels, weerth, utley, did i mention werth? lol

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

              Utley is so hot. Werth is gross.

              • first time long time

                uggh seriously? pettitte i understand, but utley? dont see it. it my just be because whenever i think of him i think of in the world series he hit a homerun and they showed him in the dugout running his hands through his hair and it was grey from the grease and was slicked back. ugh not my style though lol

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

        for me it’s

        1. Red Sox
        (gap)
        2. Angels
        (big gap)
        3. Diamondbacks
        (huge gap)
        4. Blue Jays, just this year though
        5. every non-Yankee team.

      • Mike Nitabach

        Top five least favorite mlb fans:

        (1) Red Socks
        (2) Red Socks
        (3) Red Socks
        (4) Red Socks
        (5) Red Socks

    • Sheepmeister

      1. red sox
      2. rays
      3. angels
      4. phillies (only because i’m in NEPA and have to put up with their fans)
      5. twins

    • vin

      1. Red Sox
      2. Angels
      3. Diamondbacks
      4. Rays
      5. Marlins

    • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

      Red Sox will always be near the top, but I remmeber hating the Royals in the 70’s (especially George Brett) and Orioles (especially Cal Ripken Jr.) in the 90s.

      Times change, but I will always hate the Red Sox.

    • cjc

      red sox
      angels
      hawk harelson I mean white sox
      mets
      jays

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Don’t hate the Mets, really.

      • vin

        Yeah, me too. I haven’t lived in NY in 16 years, so I’m not inundated with idiotic Mets fans on a daily basis.

    • Kit

      I change my mind every time there’s a comment like this but mine are: 1) The Angels (small gap), 2) Red Sox (huge gap), 3) The Rays, 4) The Rangers, 5) The Mets. I didn’t capitalize names intentionally.

      • Kit

        The hell. That last sentence did not belong there. I meant to type it in an IM box. Sorry.

      • vin

        Angels over the Sox?

        • Kit

          You don’t understand how much I hate the Angels. It’s a lot of hatred. Also, over the years I’ve discovered that the best way to annoy my Red Sox loving friends is to make sure they know that I’m not phased by the Sox because they’re inferior (even when they’re not). It pisses them off a lot and it’s funny.

    • JerseyDutch

      The Red Sox take up spots one through five on my list. Except for the Phillies. They’re also one through five.

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

      1. Red Sox
      2. Angels

      I don’t really hate anyone else, though I still dislike the Mariners because of 1995. I don’t hate the Mets, just their fans–and even that has lessened in recent years as they have become so demoralized that I just pity them.

    • Hughesus Christo

      1. Red Sox
      2. A’s
      3. Braves
      4. Mets
      5. Cubs

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Jorge’s speed pressured the defense there.

    • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

      IETC

    • Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF)

      Jorge with SB’s, infield hits..

      all at 39

      guy’s got an edge….

      • Cbean

        Does it have a cool panoramic vista roof?

  • cjc

    speed

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

    wow that ball posada hit bounced up and down like an overinflated basketball

  • Anthony Murillo

    Sado = Henderson

  • pat

    Robbie makes that play blindfolded.

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

    Wow, Hill really needs to know who’s running there. Maybe he saw that Jorge has a career high in steals this year or something…

  • All Star Carl

    Cano can make that play on the run Michael Kay.

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

    holy shit that sucked ass

  • Henry

    Was posada chatting with the second baseman?

  • Hummingbird S.

    What the hell was that Posada? Just run towards second next time..

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

    I hate double plays :(

  • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

    Oh Posada, you speed demon. Swoon.

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

    ZZ looks untouchable right now

  • charliechoochoo

    I remember Jorge doing that multiple sign thing during the season

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I love watching CC vs. lefties.

    • Carlosologist

      I love watching CC vs. lefties everybody.

      FTFY.

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

      Another “speaking of” moment:

      On The Michael Kay Show, they listed all the disasters and horrible death sentences of pain and misery that is the 2010 Yankees who suck worse than anything that sucked and are doomed to fail worse than any failing bunch of failures ever (I’m paraphrasing), and Kay dropped this nugget:

      “And they have to figure out how to hit lefties! I mean, Marc Rzepczynski dominated them, and in the playoffs, they’ll have to face Liriano or Cliff Lee or David Price! They have to be able to hit lefty pitching, Don!”

      The Yankees are 31-26 against lefties. Pretty similar to Minnesota and Tampa Bay. The only team that can’t hit lefties is the Rangers (26-23). The Yankee team OPS against lefties of .785 is second best in the AL (only Boston is better).

      • first time long time

        also, aren’t analysists on mlbn and stuff always saying how the yankees handle lefty pitching so well? whateever i guess its just another example of what an itiot kay is lol

      • Hughesus Christo

        Why the HELL are you listening to the Michael Kay show

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

          My iPod dock isn’t functioning at the moment, I haven’t had time to take the car back to Honda and have them fix it.

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

        I agree with the rest of this but is 26-23 really “not able to hit lefties”?

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

          Relatively speaking.

          For comparison, the Yankees hit .265/.354/.432 against lefties; the Rangers hit .267/.327/.393 against lefties. Neither are bad, but the Rangers are merely a middle-of-the-pack offense against southpaws, while the Yankees are elite.

  • JerseyDutch

    Dear CC,

    Please teach AJ how to pitch a 1-2-3 inning.

    Your friend,
    JerseyDutch

  • first time long time

    ok. 5 favorite yankees from last years team: (i find this entertaining btw lol)
    1. matsui
    2. teixeira
    3. melky
    4. pettitte
    5. jorge

    agree/disagree?

    • cjc

      Mo
      CC
      Matsui
      Pettitte
      Arod

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

      1. Pettitte
      2. Mo
      3. Posada
      4. A-Rod
      5. Posada

      I dunno, I love all of them.

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

        Ugh I mentioned Posada twice I fail so hard. I’m braindead right now.

        • first time long time

          awww no melky love? lol

        • Kit

          I honestly thought you did that on purpose and was all “Yeah, totally. Love Posada.”

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

            Hedley Lamarr: You said “rape” twice.
            Thug: I like rape.

            • Kit

              Blazing Saddles? The name Hedley sounds familiar…

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

                Indeed.

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      Everyone. But Guadin.

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

      1.) Cody Ransom
      2.) Angel Berroa
      3.) Anthony Claggett
      4.) Jose Veras
      5.) Bret Tomko

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

        by bWAR, the worst Yankees, 2000-2010:

        1. Enrique Wilson
        2. Tony Womack, Sean Henn
        4. Esteban Loaiza
        5. David Cone (only one season in that range, but it was just that bad)
        6. Sergio Mitre, Kei Igawa, Todd Greene

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

          That list can’t be right. Javy Vazquez, Curtis Granderson, and Nick Johnson are the three worst Yankees ever, I’m sure of it.

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

            Since 1995, only eight players have managed to accumulate less than -1.0 bWAR in pinstripes

            Kei Igawa, Sergio Mitre, Todd Greene (-1.0)
            Esteban Loaiza (-1.4)
            Tony Womack, Sean Henn (-1.7)
            Ruben Sierra (-1.8)
            Enrique Wilson (-2.2)

            Javier Vazquez (+2.8), Nick Johnson (+2.8), Curtis Granderson (+2.1) did not make the cut

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

    Has to be A for the text poll. Halladay’s scared me for life.

    • Kit

      Seriously. I want the Phillies to be eliminated before the WS, because I am not looking forward to having to face him, assuming the Yankees make it (which I think they will).

    • Cbean

      What’s the text poll?

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

        What pitcher would you least like to face in the playoffs?

        • Chris

          No, which pitcher do you FEAR the most.

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

            A: Bernie Williams.

          • first time long time

            nick swisher

    • All Star Carl

      I remember we beat up Roy at the Stadium this year.

      Same series we got embarrassed by the old guy.

      • Kit

        The Phillies gave us all their suck. Shit’s contagious.

        /not serious

  • Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF)

    The signs were being stolen by the Giants in 51. Confirmed by an old time Giant and acquaintance of mine. Gale Boyd Harris. Look it up. He hit the last HR by a Giant in the Polo Grounds also.

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

    It’s called pine tar, Brett.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Pine tar: Brett needs it.

  • Chris

    Why is Gardner bunting?!?!?!?!? There’s no one on base!

    • charliechoochoo

      To have them pull the infield in.

      • Chris

        I wasn’t really serious… I have no problem with Gardner bunting. Ever.

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

    Love it. Very nice Brett.

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

    Grit Gutner!

  • JerseyDutch

    Nice three bagger, GGBG.

  • pat

    Sooooooolid hit.

  • Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF)

    The great Grittsky!

  • RalphieD

    wow big time opposite field power for gardner…nice

  • Kit

    Speed!

    • Slappy White

      You just cant teach it

  • All Star Carl

    BG reads RAB :)

  • Carlosologist

    Fastest Yankee since Soriano.

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

    Infield in, I hope this backfires on you bigtime, Jays.

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

      GOOD

  • RalphieD

    LOL NICE SLIDE

  • pat

    I hope Jeter is running around the bases right now.

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

    Hah! Gaston just said “the ball beat him there so he’s out!”

    • Carlosologist

      I love these acoustics. Reminds me of the huge ass gym in my school.

    • Cbean

      I don’t believe that’s how it works.

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

      /Foster’d

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

      He’s appealing to the umps. Seems like a sound strategy; that’s how they’d normally judge safeness/outness.

  • JerseyDutch

    Nice!

  • Sheepmeister

    How can jeter reach on a fielder’s choice if gardner scores?

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

      Because they chose to throw home instead of first base. Hence, fielder’s choice. They throw to first, odds are Jeter’s out.

  • Adam

    There is just something wrong about looking at a pitcher with number 4 on his back. Just…odd.

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

      Pitchers always seem to select high numbers, not just on the Yankees either. So it’s definitely odd.

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

        It’s an old baseball superstition, that single digits are bad luck for pitchers.

        • Adam

          Clearly it still works…how else would Drabek end up pitching in front of 120 people in the Skydome.

    • first time long time

      i always think its weird whenever i see someone on another team wearing a number 1-10, because we never see it on the yankees.

      • JerseyDutch

        2?

        • first time long time

          no i mean besides jeter

  • All Star Carl

    Tagged BG’s right side. Buck lifted his foot up too early. BG was safe.

  • Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF)

    Tie goes to Brettsky but he was in there by a few inches.

    instant replay not convincing enough to overturn…

  • All Star Carl

    Hey lets take a strike up 2-0 on the rookie!

    Stupid at bat.

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

      You don’t take on 2-0 just because, it’s the best hitter’s count there is. The Yanks are hitting .382/.379/.791 in 2-0 counts this year. If it’s a pitch to hit, swing away.

      • All Star Carl

        Just because you’re up 2-0 doesn’t mean you have to swing though. Get a ball in your zone that you like. He wasn’t going to do anything with that pitch.

    • Chris

      The AL is hitting .359/.357/.640/.996 on a 2-0 count. It’s the best hitters count.

  • cjc

    I will really not mis Overbay next year by all means sign in the NL

  • Carlosologist

    Can Kay please stop fellating Overbay? It’s almost as if he forgets Teixeira is there…

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

      Who?

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

      He’s being doing that ever since Overbay made that play last year when the pickoff throw got by him and he threw the runner out trying to go to third.

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

        Oh, A-Rod. Wasn’t that 2008?

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

          Could have been. Time goes fast.

    • Kit

      He’s not used to praising our first baseman. We had Giambi, remember?

      /kidding

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Third base ump looking for attention.

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

    lol, did anyone see that kid in the blue spandex suit?

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

    #aced

  • Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF)

    Aaron Hill and his .120 avg against lefties. Ridiculous.

  • Adam

    Lost in all of the talk back and forth of Granderson at the plate this year is the fact that he has played a heck of a centerfield.

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

      8.7 UZR! Tied with Franklin Gutierrez for the fourth best among regular CF.

      • first time long time

        still dont understand what uzr means. is it the higher the uzr the better? or the closest to a certain number, or what?

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

          UZR = Ultimate Zone Rating. Measures defense in runs, the higher the number the better. So Grandy has saved 8.7 runs more than the league average, which is a ton.

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

          Basically a baseball diamond is divided up into “zones” and the higher the number, the better a player is at covering ground and recording outs. Like any defensive metric though, it’s still pretty crude and prone to errors. For example… Tex’s UZR is consistently negative.

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

            Tex’s UZR doesn’t mean he’s a bad defender, it means he’s a slightly below average defender. UZR isn’t to an absolute standard like WAR, it’s relative to the rest of the league. It’s possible for Tex to be a good defensive first baseman and still have a slightly negative UZR (because other first basemen also play a good first base).

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

          the higher the UZR the better

        • first time long time

          that makes sense thanks everyone

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

      Remember when people said he got poor reads off the bat and Gardner was by far a better CF? Yeah, so much for that.

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

        (Gardner is still a great CF who is probably as good as Granderson but you know what I mean)

  • Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF)

    53 pitches in 5 innings. Does he go 7, 8 or 9?

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

    53 pitches through 5. Incoming BACK IN THE CY YOUNG RACE retardness from writers if he pitches 8 or 9 innings tonight.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Is it said that I get all excited when I see my year’s Accord in that Honda ad?

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      *Is it sad…

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

      i think it’s more sad that you got a honda ;)

      [/sorry i’m an audi snob

      • pat

        You mean your parents are Audi snobs.

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

          lol slow down there, pat. i bought my audi with my own money from 4 years of internships :)

          • pat

            Hahah my bad, I know I was still pushing my parents old ass Blazer when I was in school. RESPEC!

            • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno
            • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

              haha it’s ok, my first car was an 01, barebones, 2 door toyota tacoma. boy did that truck suck ass

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Psh, my ride’s pushing 150K miles and still rides like it’s brand new.

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

        TESLA, BITCHEZ!!!

        http://www.teslamotors.com/

  • first time long time

    you know what would be really funny? is if the yankee players read this website daily, read the comments, and actually commented lol.

    • Betty Lizard

      You don’t see the player comments?

      Oh yeah, I forgot, you have to be a level five. Sorry.

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

        We told you never to mention the levels in the gen-pop thread, Betty.

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

          Fuck, now we’ll have to that thing to his testicles we were supposed to never speak of in public about, huh?

          It’s an unplesant job, but somebody has to do it. I believe YOU drew the short straw, TSJC.

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

            You all might THINK Betty Lizard is female, but we know.

            • Betty Lizard

              OMG, sorry about the levels thing. I promise it won’t happen again.

              And my love of the high socks PROBABLY confirms my female-ness.

              • Hughesus Christo

                Who doesn’t like high socks? Besides professional baseball players?

    • charliechoochoo

      I’m sure they don’t.

  • pat

    Cito is really gonna scrape every pitch outta the kid that he can.

  • Cbean

    I’d really like Alex to get to 30 tonight. I don’t want this to be a long drawn out thing.

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

    that pitch looked outside

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Brooks had it as a strike.

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

        hmm interesting

  • All Star Carl

    30 please A-God

  • Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF)

    Tex was framed!

  • Pat D

    ARod hasn’t homered yet?

    DFA!

  • All Star Carl

    Again, you’re not gonna do anything with that pitch. Just take it.

    • Chris

      It a low inside fastball. That’s a great pitch for a lefty to crush.

      • All Star Carl

        The ball was at his shins when he swung. It was also 94 mphs.

  • HotCarl

    Doesn’t Drabek kinda look like a utl infielder pitching as he doesn’t look big and he is wearing number 4?

    • Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF)

      He looks like Paul Molitor from behind.

      • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

        Really? I never noticed Paul Molitor’s behind, but I guess you did.

  • Avi

    Cano expanding the zone there. Too low

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

    New game plan : stop hitting it to Overbay

  • Jerome S

    3 Inning-ending double plays?

    Thank God CC is pitching a gem.

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

    Hmm… if he’s out how was Granderson safe? Just saying…

  • Erica

    Uhhh… that was an interesting out.

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

    that was a good call, even i knew that rule about being inside the basepath

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

      baseline*

  • Avi

    Wow! how much did the yanks payoff the umps tonight?

    • PaulF

      The calls have been right.

  • Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF)

    C ya C toe

  • Adam

    Cito deciding to get his exercise in tonight before riding off into the sunset…

  • JerseyDutch

    How long has Kay waited to use the word “penultimate”?

  • Chris

    I wonder if the ump ever says, “the rule is stupid, but I still have to follow the rule?.”

  • Avi

    I don’t like the name Cito.

    (over drafting a 10th rounder)

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

      And yet, Cito was one of the best young rookies in the GCL.

      The pundits were wrong; Cito’s a solid prospect.

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

        And just turned 18 two days ago.

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

        You mean the Yankee organization didn’t just pull a name out of a hat? Surely you jest!

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

          Avi’s comment reeks of “Last I checked, Austin Jackson was hitting .400/.500/.600″.

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

          Of course they did. Cashman sucks!!!!

    • pat

      Heh, lulz.

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

      (big, fat eyeroll)

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

        It’s the Bo Corollary.

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

          What is this Bo Corollary of which you speak?

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

            It’s the “Male First Name Only Rule”.

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      Meh he was probably going 2nd or 3rd.

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

    CC is just dominating tonight. Holy shitballs.

    • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

      I knew we were paying him all that money for something.

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

      Six frames, two baserunners, four 1-2-3 innings already.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    If my late-grandfather was Latino rather than Italian and kept his mustache, he’d be Cito Gaston in terms of looks Eerie.

  • Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF)

    ARod doing the Nettles imitation.

    #9-retired but not for Nettles…

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I wish Brad was a high ranking officer so his name could be General Mills.

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

      Managers are sometimes called “Field Generals”, so you could call Brad Mills who manages the Astros that.

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

    ZZ brought the damn good stuff tonight

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

      Well yeah, but Girardi still deserves to be fired for keeping him on his turn, which is clearly a sign of panic, shortsighted and shockingly bad decision making. Having your ace pitch on his turn reveals a stunning lack of foresight and planning.

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

        Right, because they would have started him anyway if they hadn’t sucked for the last three weeks.

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

          But why is “changing your mind” or “changing your strategy based on the now available facts/realities” automatically equal “ZOMG PANIC!!!”

          That’s the point. Yes, we changed plans. Every change of plan is not a panic move, it’s a change of plans.

        • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

          Pure speculation on your part. Which is fine, we all do that from time to time. But lets not pretend you can prove that, because you can’t.

          Mike, your otherwise outstanding writing really suffers when discussing Girardi, who you clearly have an axe to grind with. You made a mountain out of a molehill today. Just my 2 cents.

          • Hughesus Christo

            I agree that he has an axe to grind. Of course, that axe is Girardi’s questionable managerial skills. Some may argue that that is an axe worth grinding on the reg.

            /kennypowers

  • JerseyDutch

    OK boys, how about a little long ball just for fun? A couple dingers to make the fans happy…

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

      win>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>bunch of useless home runs

      • JerseyDutch

        But home runs are fun…

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

          Chicks dig ‘em.

          • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

            We also dig hard-breaking curveballs and best-closer-ever cutters.

            • Ray the Anti-Handle

              Darn, beat me to it.

              • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

                For example, remember that Phil Hughes curveball he threw in the first inning?

                Yeah.

                Swoon.

            • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

              And high socks.

              • Kit

                So true.

              • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

                SWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON high socks.

                Why doesn’t Andy Pettitte wear high socks? I’d like to file a complaint. /bexy’d.

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

                  I would indeed like to file a complaint. Though there are a number of verrrrrrryyyy nice pictures of him from Trenton and Altoosa mmmmm.

          • Ray the Anti-Handle

            Chicks dig the curveball.

            • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

              Stop stealing my meme!

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

                Give because you love, Matt. Give because you love.

                • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

                  Alright, alright.

                  /grumbles

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

                    Catch a fish for a man, and he eats for a day.

                    Teach a man to fish, and you can have sex with his wife while he’s out fishing.

                    • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

                      tsjc, you make RAB worth reading.

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

                      It’s the large sample size.

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

                      THIS IS WHY I JOINED THE GREEN PARTY!!!!/non-capitalized

                    • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

                      To sleep with fisherman’s wives?

              • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

                Shit, was this your meme? I honestly had no idea. I just really like curveballs.

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

                  I just really like curveballs.

                  TWSS

                  • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

                    I SAID IT.

                    because it’s true.

              • Ray the Anti-Handle

                Heh, been reading this site for awhile, so must have picked it up after some time ;)

  • All Star Carl

    We score a lot of runs for starters who don’t give us length. The 5 we scored for AJ would be great for CC tonight or Hughes against Boston the other night.

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

      /confirmation bias’d

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

        jiiiinx

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

      Wouldn’t we WANT to, if this was our choice, score more runs for the worse pitchers and less for the better ones?

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

      Yay confirmation bias

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

        The Yankees can’t hit lefty pitching.

        Sincerely,
        Michael Kay

        • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

          …and a right handed pitcher shows up with a black eye last week. Which further proves they can hit righties.

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

            IT ALL MAKES SENSE

    • Kit

      Those runs were technically not for AJ because he was out of the game by then.

      • All Star Carl

        lol that is true

    • Chris

      Both games which the Yankees will win or already have won.

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

    bautista swings at fucking everything

    • JerseyDutch

      His steroid-enhanced arms can’t help themselves…

  • pat

    CC just bitched Bautista.

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

      /IvanNova’d

  • Avi

    You hear bautista yelling and cursing there?
    Roid Rage

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

      Please stop.

      • Kit

        Seriously. Some of the most unfair accusations ever.

        • Slappy White

          Just like the ones against Roger Clemens
          wait, what ?

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

            Amount of evidence that Clemens was using >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> amount of evidence that Bautista is using.

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

              That.

            • Slappy White

              You Think ?????????????????
              I was being sarcastic there friend

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

                Many apologies

                • Slappy White

                  Its OK. my attempts at sarcasm are often undetectable. Ask my wife

              • Kit

                Kinda snippy there, Slappy.

                • Slappy White

                  Sorry. BTW, where the hell have you been ?

                  • Kit

                    Did you miss me or something? A friend of mine got married on Sunday and she demanded we spend time together (read: made me her bitch) before then.

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

                      Nasty Nate: Better watch your back, fish! Squirrel Master ain’t gonna be there for you all the time. Next time I come for you, I’m gonna want some cocktail… FRUIT!
                      Kenny: Here, take it!
                      [walks away with Squirrel Master]
                      Kenny: I’m somebody’s bitch!

          • Kit

            I wouldn’t say those were unfair…

          • Avi

            Has YES shown a shot of Jesus/Dellin/Brackman?
            I’m dying to see these guys!

    • Big Stein

      you mean Jose Balcotista

  • Henry

    Jesus. CC games 123 of ALDS.

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

      /OldHossRadbourn’d

  • All Star Carl

    Please don’t slide step. No reason to do it.

  • Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF)

    Overbay-Overmatched

    Aaron Hill against CC? beyond overmatched…

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

    Another run would be marvelous.

  • Slappy White

    Ole Joe West would love this one.

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

    I hope CC busts out the “PUNK MUTHAFUCKAS!!!” as he walks off the mound after a big inning-ending strikeout this postseason.

    • Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF)

      Will CC say “I got this Scios!”

      /Lackey’d

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

        Ugh. Never compare CC to that ugly hack again, please.

      • Kit

        (throws up upon reading, “Scios”)

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

          If he actually contracted a tragic illness, I might smile.

          • Kit

            I hear you.

      • Carlosologist

        Unlike Lackey, CC will actually have it. Big man brings the good shit every time in the postseason.

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

    ZZ has only thrown 81. His first 9 inning CG perhaps?

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

    1 more inning until Mo and then we’re in the playoffs (I have full, 100% confidence in Mariano Rivera).

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

      At his current pace, there’s reason to take CC out. Mo or not.

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

        Meh, you might be right. But I always assume Mo will pitch the ninth, because we have him and he’s Mariano Rivera.

  • Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF)

    Golson to RF next inning.

  • Erica

    I wish Michael Kay would sound more enthusiastic over Jeter’s base hits.

  • pat

    Jeter CRUSHED that 85 mph heater

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

      Stop that. He’s back. Slump’s over. Nothing to see here.

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

    Smart pinch-run there by Joe. Might as well shore up the defense going forward.

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

      A smart move by Joe? Impossible. I was told that never happens.

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

        Just giving credit where it’s due! (assuming we win Swish shouldn’t play again until the weekend)

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

        I’m glad to see everyone’s seething, irrational hatred has moved from Jeter and Granderson, to Girardi. Brings a tear to my eye.

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

          You left out “Kearns, Berkman, Cashman, and Jack Zdurenick for not consummating the Lee/Montero deal”.

        • Kit

          I actually laughed a little because it’s so sad it’s funny.

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

    Do it Alex, #30 right here.

  • http://www.repairmycomputer.com Marc

    I want the Yanks to clinch before the Rays do. They needa speed up this game hah.

  • Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF)

    Centaur rbi time. 4 would be nice

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

    Time for A-rod to drop the hammer and allow them to pull CC.

  • All Star Carl

    Do it for the big man A-Rod.

  • Carlosologist

    Grand slam?

  • Erica

    Let’s do this A-Rod!!!

  • JerseyDutch

    30! 30! 30!

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

    Bahhh swung at ball 3. Was definitely guessing fastball.

  • Kit

    I’m not greedy, Alex. It doesn’t have to be a home run. Just something that will score several runs.

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

    Attaboy. That’s a hell of a take lol

  • JerseyDutch

    Wow, walked him in.

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

    I’ll take it.

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

      RBBI’d

  • Carlosologist

    A-Rod still has the ability to take a walk.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Just one pitch close to the plate. Pitcher was kinda scared.

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

    BOOOOOOOO/non-capitalization

  • Chris

    Dammit! Where’s the sac fly?!?!?!?!

    • Anthony Murillo

      /sterling’d

  • http://www.repairmycomputer.com Marc

    He didn’t throw 1 single strike in that at bat. Scaredy cats!

  • http://www.repairmycomputer.com Marc

    Poll: With how things have worked out right now, would you go back a month ago and do the trade Montero for Lee?

    • Slappy White

      No, You cant trade daJesus

      • Slappy White

        if for no other reason ,so when he hits a homer I can say “Nobody Fucks With Da Jesus “

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

      Still no. Giving up all of the rest of Montero’s career just to upgrade our chances for this one postseason isn’t wise.

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

        Whatever I post will be very similar o this, so I’ll just say I agree.

      • Carlosologist

        Game 2 of the 2011 World Series battery:

        Cliff Lee and Jesus Montero.

        Your mind: BLOWN

        • Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF)

          Dinero and Montero.

    • Andy

      yes

    • Kit

      I still say no. Despite the AJ/Javy combo of doom and the fact that I like Ivan, but not enough to see him pitch any games with meaning. If it’s money, Cliff wants, he’ll get it in the off-season unless someone outbids the Yanks (which is unlikely). Montero is a solid prospect, and as long as he continues to develop and rock it, I’m happy to have him.

      • http://www.repairmycomputer.com Marc

        It’d basically be a trade for a lock for the 2010 WS Champs, vs our new catcher. I’m going to have to agree, we have a shot at the WS no matter what, and Jorge isn’t Jorge anymore. Next year we’d be stuck with Cervelli?!

    • JerseyDutch

      I’ll take potent potables for $600, Alex.

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

        I’ll take “The Penis Mighter” for $400.

        • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

          I’ll take “Colors that end in -urple for $100.”

  • Kit

    Alright, Robbie, plate discipline. Make him throw you some strikes (and then hit them).

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

    Former Yankee draft pick David Purcey on the bump.

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

    That was strike 3 but you know, whatever. We’ve gotten shafted on calls enough to deserve that one. http://www.brooksbaseball.net/.....8;s_type=3

  • All Star Carl

    Wooo 5 runs for CC.

  • Erica

    Yeaaahhhh sac-flies.

  • Carlosologist

    sac fly is fine. The more runs we push across, the less need we have to send CC out there again.

  • All Star Carl

    CC with the Jordan XI’s

    • Kit

      His gigantic cleats are in the Yankees locker in the Baseball Hall of Fame. My brother and I stared at them for like twenty minutes trying to figure out how one person’s shoes are that big. We were in awe.

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

        You know what they say about guys with big feet, Kit….

        …big socks!

      • All Star Carl

        What size are they?

        • Kit

          I have no clue, honestly. We walked up to it, glanced at the jersey, the gloves and then saw CC’s cleats and we both said “Holy shit,” at the same time.

    • Zooboy

      You know what they say about guys with big feet. That’s you-know-what big!

  • Bob Stone

    CC – Don’t pitch to the score. Blow away the Jays.

  • http://www.repairmycomputer.com Marc

    Rays gave away 20,000 seats, and the place still isn’t packed. Tough life down there

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

      They’re giving the tickets away tomorrow.

      • http://www.repairmycomputer.com Marc

        Doh, got my calendar all mixed up

      • Chris

        I’d go if they gave away plane tickets too…

    • Big Stein

      Maybe they should start paying people to attend.

    • Sheepmeister

      The only issue is if they clinch tonight, if it was the yankees, i would be less motivated to go if it was golson, curtis, nunez, berkman, thames, gardner, pena and no chance of seeing any true starter.

    • Bob Stone

      The Rays are going to have to move to another city.

      They have a horrible stadium. It’s on the wrong side of town. The beautiful new stadium proposal on the water got shot down. They can’t give away seats for a great team in an exciting race. Ownership and management have done everything they can to entice people to the ball park.

      And nothing works.

      But where can they go?

      • http://www.repairmycomputer.com Marc

        Las Vegas would be pretty cool. First all-indoor stadium just above a casino floor? That would be pretty sick

        • Bob Stone

          I would enjoy seeing them in Las Vegas. Change the name to the Vegas Gamblers.

          • http://www.repairmycomputer.com Marc

            Or the LV Card Sharks. Oooor the LV Hookers

      • Carlosologist

        I can see the Rays moving to New York or New Orleans. JMHO, I haven’t really thought this out clearly.

        • Kit

          New York might be tricky. Not really a lot of space to put a third stadium (The Jets and Giants having to play in Jersey says something, IMO). Unless it’s upstate NY, and that might just present similar issues because of the state parks and lonely towns. New Orleans, I honestly have no idea about.

          • Bob Stone

            I actually like the idea. Build them a stadium on the west side like the Yankees were trying to do. I think a move to NY would hurt the Mets but not the Yankees.

            Remember that NYC used to have three teams.

            • Kit

              Where in NYC would you build the stadium though? I don’t really know if there’s enough space in the city to build a large stadium with the necessary parking lots. Also, getting through the parks commission is a huge bitch. Preserving what little green space there is in the city is kind of their priority. And I remember that there were three teams here at some point, but those stadiums get torn down to make something else: case in point, Ebbets Field is now the Jackie Robinson apartments. My point is, you can’t build randomly, not that they shouldn’t move them here.

          • Chris

            Northern Jersey would be a good location. It would have to have convenient train access, but putting in the ‘burbs would allow people to drive to games.

    • Adam

      It would be interesting to see how many Yankee fans gobble up playoff tickets in Tampa if they play in the ALCS.

    • Bob Stone

      Interesting math. They give away 20,000 seats and total attendance tonight was 17,891.

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

        They’re giving the tickets away tomorrow…

        • Bob Stone

          Thanks for the update. I can clear my calculator tape now.

  • Chris

    Five Cy Young candidates shown and still missing two of the top 3 or 4 candidates….

    • PaulF

      Lee and Liriano?

      • Chris

        Yup. Currently 1-2 in the AL in fWAR.

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

    A-rod is really really smart

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

    Old friend Eric Hinske with a go-ahead 2 run homer. Trying his best not to break his World Series appearance streak!

  • Erica

    Awesome throw, A-Rod.

    *bats eyelashes*

    /fangirl’d

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

      You stupid broads that know nothing about baseball make me sick.

      /RonDibble’d

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

      I love watching him. In so many ways.

      • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

        By “ways” I assume you mean angles.

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

      You know Alex is an avid reader of RAB, don’t you?

  • Erica

    And Tampa won.

    • Bob Stone

      Quick game – 2 hours 8 minutes.

  • Slappy White

    I hope we get the D- Lineup Tommorrow

  • All Star Carl

    OMG CANO!

    • Erica

      Hiyo!

      • All Star Carl

        Nice job BG

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

    Flashing the defense.

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    Looks like the Rangers are going with a 3-man rotation for the entire playoffs. This should be interesting.

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

      If they hurt Lee, I SWEAR TO MO THERE WILL BE HOLY JUSTICE

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

        We should sue for an injunction in Texas court.

      • Ray the Anti-Handle

        Well, to be more exact, the article does say “likely”, so it’s not definite yet.

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

      “entire” playoffs??

      that’ll be a fun 3 game sweep by the rays

  • Big Stein

    Bring on the Twinkies!

  • All Star Carl

    Let CC finish this.

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

      (thinks)

      No.

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    WOOOOO HOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

    You know how stress makes you irritable and lash out at things like the Yankees, well that stress is gone and I just got proof they are going to win number 28. YYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!

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

      Your prior conduct has been noted in the permanent record. Keep that in mind.

      • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

        Isn’t that the list of people who aren’t allowed to attend the WS parade? That one, right?

  • Avi

    Has YES shown a shot of Jesus/Dellin/Brackman?
    I’m dying to see these guys!

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Brackman’s been on cam and is apparently active. I’d likea ten spot in this inning so Brack can make his debut.

      • Avi

        Amen to that

    • Kit

      They showed Brackman a few days ago, I haven’t seen Jesus or Dellin, but I was away for a couple of days.

  • Henry

    I love how ESPN is already assuming the Yanks are going to face Texas.

  • Avi

    How does thames not get to second on that hit?

    • Kit

      He’s slow. The Blue Jays outfielders also have strong arms, if I’m not mistaken.

      • Avi

        That’s pretty bad. in a big spot he needs to be able to get to second on that

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

          This: not a big spot.

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

          Ball travels fast on turf. It was also smoked.

        • Kit

          Not really. Playing smart is better than being reckless. You should know your limitations so you don’t fuck your team over.

        • Pete

          snider doesn’t have a ton of range but he’s got one of the best arms in the league, iirc

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

    Is Joe really going to bring Mitre into this game? Why, so he can try to say “haha guys jk this never really mattered”? lol man

  • pat

    Scouting the Sally gives his typical smackdown of a Yankee prospect-

    Slade Heathcott has the upside of a grinder who could start on a second division team, but not a juggernaut like the New York Yankees. Of course the same was said about Brett Gardner, but Heathcott just does not have the elite speed Gardner possesses and incorporates into his all-around game. If one must compare him to a Yankee (current or former), think of him more as a Melky Cabrera type from a statistical standpoint (early when he had some projection) with a a little less power and a little more speed.

    http://scoutingthesally.com/20.....rk-yankees

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

      Well that’s discouraging :(

      • pat

        Same guy who slammed Manny Banuelos last year. He admittedly only saw Slade for one game. Lots of assumptions to make about a raw 19 year old in his first long season of ball.

    • Avi

      For what it’s worth i don’t think Heathcott will be a major leaguer. his whiff rate is WAY too high and he doesn’t walk either

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

        Why am I not surprised that this is your evaluation?

      • pat

        He doesn’t walk? If you;re gonna spout dumb shit at least try and be factual.

      • Pete

        and he doesn’t walk either

        didn’t he have an IsoD of .101 this year?

        (yeah, he did)

        • Avi

          You’re right. I was way off on the walks.
          doesn’t change my opinion though. I mean 101 whiffs in 298 AB’s is as bad as it gets. I’ve also had the opportunity to see his swing in person and on video.
          let’s put it this way: I’ve never seen anyone in the majors with a swing that looks like that. Just can’t see him being successful with it.

          • pat

            Lulz, so you weren’t aware that he walked a lot, yet you are qualified enough to analyze his swing……. oooooooooook.

      • Ray the Anti-Handle

        12% walk rate looks pretty good to me. Also, you have to give him at least another year before shitting on him for his K rate. It’s his first full year in the minors.

  • U Thant

    If Mitre is backing up CC I’m gonna punch Joe in the baby-maker.

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

    If Sergio Mitre comes into this game I’m going to flip my shit.

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

      Will you retract your flipped shit when Mitre pitches an uneventful 9th that thankfully saves some of CC’s bullets for the postseason?

      Weren’t you railing all day long about how CC shouldn’t have been pitching today at all, since the playoffs are a fait accompli? If you believe that, you’d agree with lifting CC from a 5-1 lead and letting Mitre handle the 9th.

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

        It’s a four run lead, not forty.

        • All Star Carl

          And the top of the order coming up.

          Yanks could blow it open here though.

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

          And if he struggles, we can lift him instantly and go to any number of other relievers.

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

            Or you could just not put him in all together. ~93 stress free pitches for CC, the last thing he needs befoer an eight day layoff is less work.

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

              The last thing he needs is to pull a hammy pitching a 9th inning that he doesn’t have to pitch.

              The risk-reward evaluation says you pull him here.

              • All Star Carl

                He could get shot too.

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

                  Is pitching the 9th inning probably going to hurt CC in any way? No. But that possibility isn’t 0%, so pulling him is the smart move. We’ve built a fairly insurmountable lead (not totally, no, but fairly) and the reward we get for CC finishing the game is minimal.

                  Pull him.

      • UncleArgyle

        Lets not forget that shoulders explode after 100 pitches. Its like a fact

        • All Star Carl

          Hes gonna lose his bullets if he throws 10 more though.

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

          UncleArgyle: 1
          Strawman: 0

          • UncleArgyle

            Don’t blame me, blame them

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

      Really? I like it.

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

    Girardi flashing the managerial skills. Love both pinch runners tonight.

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

    What a freaking bunt.

  • Erica

    THAT BUNT WHAT WAS THAT BUNT HOW WHY WHAT OKAY.

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

      Ahahahah that was my reaction

      • Pete

        me too haha

  • Adam

    Ok that was seriously awesome.

  • Kit

    Encarnacion fail.

  • RalphieD

    gardner is as cool as the other side of the pillow

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

      We don’t quote ESPN personalities around here, Sonny. Unless you’re going to mock them, obviously.

      (Spits in can)

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

    Gardner really shouldn’t bunt, especially with two strikes, but goddamn that was fucking beautiful

  • Dream of Electric Sheep

    RAB treats bunt like it’s a venereal disease.

    • Sheepmeister

      That would be because 90% of bunts end with an out and since you only get 27 outs, that one less of a scarce commodity to score runs with.

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

        I love that this handle replied to that handle.

        • Bob Stone

          Great observation. Very funny.

      • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

        True but in certain cases the bunt does lead to higher run expectancy. In a tie game I would be all for it if an inferior batter was up.

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

          Hence the “90%” bit.

          • Chris

            The 90% was just about the amount it turns into an out, not how often it’s useful.

      • Chris

        Actually, bunts result in hits about 20% of the time, and far more than that when you only consider people bunting to get a hit.

        I think bunting gets a bad rap because so many hitters just give themselves up. They should always, ALWAYS, ALWAYS try to get a hit. Even a slow runner will beat out the occasional bunt if he tries. If a hitter tries to bunt for a hit, then there should be no real issues with it.

        • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

          ..especially if the 3B is playing back, the 1B is holding a runner and/or the pitcher is a clumsy oaf. If you don’t take the defense into account, then all your doing is reading numbers and not watching the game situation, which is how good managers see things.

      • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

        You have to separate bunting for a hit and sacrificing. If the defense is giving you something, you’d be stupid not to take it because of some generalized stat that doesn’t apply to the situation.

        I don’t want to speak for them, but I think Joe, Mike and Ben don’t like SAC bunts, that doesn’t mean all bunts.

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

      Really annoying, potentially very damaging, and easily preventable.

      I don’t see the difference

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

      Nonoxynol-9?

      Knocks that shit right out.

      • pat

        ::nods

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

      Giving away outs is usually a pretty horrid idea except in very specific circumstances.

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      Kinda have to agree there.

      • UncleArgyle

        Its a bad idea if your a shitty low budget team who can’t score runs. Its a REALLY bad idea if your a big budget team of allstar hitters

        • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

          In most cases yes it is. Bunt every bunt is treated like it’s the plague.

    • Dream of Electric Sheep

      I think it’s funny that’s all. I agree most of the time bunt is a waste of an out.

    • Pete

      bunts advance runners 1 of four bases. They do so by sacrificing one of 3 outs. Since little league i haven’t been able to figure that one out.

  • U Thant

    I might be late to the party, but has anyone commented about how these five runs came via 3 sac flies, a bb-loaded walk, and a fielder’s choice? P.S. Nice at-bat Derek.

    • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

      It’s Bizarro Yankee Baseball (thanks, Slappy). Obviously hit home runs until you fall over didn’t work, so we’re gonna try smallballin’ it.

      • U Thant

        I don’t know why I’m complaining at least we’re getting runs in from 3rd.

        • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

          probably because it’s not exactly The Yankee Way.

      • Slappy White

        Im just glad Something worked

    • Bob Stone

      Not exactly overpowering offense.

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

        We bitch when we don’t get runners home from third. We bitch when we get runners home from third. Aaaaghhh

        • Bob Stone

          I’m not complaining. I am not a gourmet when it comes to runs. I am a gourmand. I want as many as possible regardless of the quality.

        • Kit

          It’s always a lose-lose with some people, Bexy. They’re just never, ever happy.

      • Slappy White

        Ill take my chances with 6 runs every game

    • Bob Stone

      Micheal Kay just said the same thing. You beat Kay to the punch. You have an even keener sense of the obvious than Kay.

  • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

    Brett Gardner deserves an engraved bunting award.

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

    Greg Golson totally looks like one of those blue guys from Avatar.

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

      THAT’S RACIST!!!!!

      • Pete

        yeah, seriously

        **looks at a picture of Golson**

        nevermind.

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

          I was totally kidding, btw. I’m sure Mike knows that.

          • Pete

            yeah i figured as much

    • Kit

      I laughed. A lot.

    • Erica

      Ruh roh.

    • Slappy White

      Thats hilarious cause Ive been trying to think of who he looks like and thats exactly who….or what

  • Adam

    “Who would have thought Greg Golson would hit a weak grounder and knock in a run in the 8th inning of a game in a pennant race?”

    –ARod in about a half hour–

    • Pete

      haha

    • U Thant

      ietc

  • Pete

    Grownups shouldn’t bring mitts to the game unless they are going to play.

  • Carlosologist

    Let’s go A-Rod!

  • Guest

    30 *clap* *clap*

  • Kit

    C’mon Alex. Again, I’m not greedy, but getting number 30 on the day we can clinch and making it a GS would be so awesome.

  • pat

    Lets see if Arod passes the baton again. He’s totally scared of hitting in a big spot.

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

      What a chickenshit.

  • http://www.repairmycomputer.com Marc

    That was his cookie pitch right there

  • Erica

    Grandslamgrandslamgrandslam

    …because why not.

  • Bob Stone

    C’mon ARod. I need a home to stay ahead in my bet with my sister. She has Pena of the Pays and I’ve got ARod for most homers.

    • Kit

      My bet with my brother is who eliminates who in the WS. It obviously hasn’t started yet, but there’s a lot of money on the line.

      • Bob Stone

        Interesting bet. I wish you luck.

        • Kit

          I’m going to need it since I have lost both my march madness bets and my NBA bets with him, so thank you.

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

      I need a home to stay ahead in my bet with my sister

      Your sister bet you a home?

      Wow, you two are high rollers, aint ya?

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

    I wish those two umpires were there just so the Yankees could celebrate in front of them.

    • UncleArgyle

      Have to admit, I wish I thought of the umpire idea first

  • Erica

    And A-Rod angrily flips his bat to the ground. Oh well.

  • http://www.repairmycomputer.com Marc

    That situation wasn’t clutch enough for Nails. He decided to pass

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

      Yup. He doesn’t pad stats, he only crushes souls.

  • All Star Carl

    Man that was ugly

  • ND Mike

    I got the kids tucked in and we’re half an inning from making it to the postseason. Yay!

  • All Star Carl

    So does Billy Wagner choke the game away?

    • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

      Hopefully not. Go Braves!

  • Bob Stone

    Finish it off CC.

  • Adam

    Wow, it is way past Travis Snyder’s bedtime…is he 12?

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

      He’s so freaking adorable

  • Erica

    MKay, you jinxed CC! You jinxed him!

  • Kit

    DP ball, CC. Get two outs quick and easy so you’re not overworked.

  • Carlosologist

    Why is CC still in there?

    • Bob Stone

      Maybe because he is pitching great and is a total horse.

  • Bob Stone

    Great situation. CC needs three outs to finish it with a 5 run lead and Mariano as back up. It doesn’t get much better than that.

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

      My sarcasm meter just went off.

  • Hughesus Christo

    RE: Sabathia in the 9th

    GIRARDI

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

      You really, really, really hate him to the point of absurdity. We get it.

      • Hughesus Christo

        It’s absurd to think CC Sabathia shouldn’t be throwing 111 pitches in this game?

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

          He’s going to have 8 days off, so…

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

          I don’t disagree with pulling him here and I would’ve done it too. But he was utterly cruising. I’d put him out there for the 9th too.

          And please, don’t act like it’s just this comment.

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

    Aaaah why is it never easy.

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

      …because they’re not playing the Washington Generals?

  • first time long time

    walking yunel escobar: unacceptable…time to take out cc

  • Avi

    Straight to MO here.
    NOW!

  • LB

    to rest the bullpen, but CC all the sudden forgot how to pitch

  • Adam

    Really? A breaking ball with a 3-2 count and a 5 run lead?

  • All Star Carl

    3-2 change up? What? Throw that 1-2.

  • JerseyDutch

    And the Juice Man is up…

    • first time long time

      its the booster juice!!!

  • Kit

    Can we get a triple play up in this bitch?

    /kidding

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

        I love Cyanide and Happiness.

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

          Marry me!

          • Kit

            I just need to know one thing: Pirates or Ninjas?

  • ND Mike

    He’d better be done after this batter.

    • ND Mike

      Yay, I was right! I can be Girardi too!

  • Pat D

    I’m not watching. Has he not thrown a lot of pitches or something?

  • ZZ

    There is absolutely no reason to leave Sabathia out there past Bautista

    • ZZ

      Thanks Joe.

  • ND Mike

    Roid rage whining by Bautista.

  • LB

    should of “adjusted your swing” on that baroidsa

    • ND Mike

      Nice one… Baroidista

  • Bob Stone

    Two outs to go.

    • Kit

      Can we not count down, please? We have eyes and ears, and it makes me nervous.

  • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

    Ahhhhh… I wanted CC on the mound when they clinch. So much for sentimentality.

    • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

      Mo is way more sentimental than CC.

  • http://www.repairmycomputer.com Marc

    CC didn’t wanna come out

  • pat

    CC looks like he’s biting his tongue.

  • Erica

    Great job CC! Phenomenal, phenomenal.

    Now END IT, Mo.

  • Adam

    Umm…wow, unhappy big fella.

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

    Don’t love this, but it’s Mo. Can’t be upset with that

  • U Thant

    LOL. Did anyone else notice CC mouthingg mother fucker at Bautista’s way?

  • LB

    13 hr to 52…..hmmmmmmmm…..

  • Slappy White

    Anybody else see CC call Bautista a “Muthafuckin Asshole” ?

    So Gangsta

    • ND Mike

      And there’s the uncomfortable manager/coaches man hug… yay

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

    Are people really complaining about CC this inning? Really?

    • Carlosologist

      I simply asked why CC was starting the ninth. IMO he should have been taken out after the eighth.

  • JerseyDutch

    Bring out Gaudin!

  • Pete

    Great game by CC, but what was the point of having him pitch the 9th?

    Also I probably would have gone with Wood against Wells, seems like one of those guys who is randomly immune to Mariano

    • ZZ

      Joe tends to have a pitch limit it mind with his starters when they are nearing the end.

      110 was likely the number.

  • Avi

    Love Mo coming in here. Get that Sandman feeling back Mo. It’ll also be good for him to be on the mound if the clinch. (hate getting ahead of myself)

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder says:
    September 28, 2010 at 9:30 pm
    Your prior conduct has been noted in the permanent record. Keep that in mind.

    Fair enough. Would not expect anything less.

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

      “The record” is the victory parade list. 3 violations and you can’t attend.

      And violations remain on the list in perpetuity. Bo and Lanny are barred from attending parades for the next 60 years.

      • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

        Um ok, who are bo and lanny?

  • ZZ

    This is absolutely the right move.

    Pushing Sabathia to 120 pitches would be idiotic given the context of this game and this stage of the season.

  • pat

    Mo is still cut up as a motherfucker.

  • Avi

    HUGE performance for CC tonight.

    WORTH EVERY PENNY!

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

    why the hell is mo here???

    • Zooboy

      Mitre had a prior engagement.

    • ZZ

      He needs live game work to get his mechanics straightened out.

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

    oh and that pitch to wells was right down the middle.

    thank you luck!

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    Anyone know exactly what Eiland saw with Mo?

    • Adam

      He was getting under his pitches which made the cutter sail.

      • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

        thank you.

  • first time long time

    uggh mo has no command

  • All Star Carl

    YES!!

  • UncleArgyle

    In the words of Johnny Drama: VICTORY!!!!!

  • JerseyDutch

    Playoffs, baby!

  • Carlosologist

    Ladies, gentlemen, this has been a hell of a season. I thoroughly enjoyed my first year here at RAB. Let’s hope the playoffs are as much fun as the regular season.

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

      +28

    • Bob Stone

      Thanks for joining us. You’ve added a lot of great comments.

    • Kit

      I agree with Carlos. It was my first year here and it was awesome. Thanks for being so cool, people. And for all you bridge jumpers: I still don’t like you!

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

      Completely agreed. I’ve had a fucking blast watching this team, and a big part of it is the people I’ve met here and elsewhere. Cheers, all.

    • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

      This! I have a feeling RAB will be a lovely home for a long time to come.

      Noob high-five?

      • Total Dominication

        High 5. I started in November.

  • Kit

    CLINCHED, BITCHES.

    • Slappy White

      Gangsta

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

    WOO!!!

  • PaulF

    Does anyone know why Mariano lost 2-3 mph last year and then got it back?

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

      Shoulder surgery after 2008?

    • pat

      ROYDS!

    • ND Mike

      When I hurt my shoulder it took me awhile to get full arm strength back. Maybe Mo is human after all?

    • Chris

      Not sure what you’re talking about. His average cutter velocity:

      2007: 92.7
      2008: 92.6
      2009: 91.3
      2010: 91.2

      That’s just time catching up to him.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Fucking finally.

    I’m excited to watch the SWB Yankees tomorrow night.

    • Reggie C.

      Are we getting some BRACKMONSTAH action tomorrow?

      What do you think Matt?

  • Avi

    Yeah BABY! We did it boys!

  • Mike R

    Thank god!! about time.. been waiting for this for wayyy toooo long!! Thank god

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

    PLAYOFFS MOTHERFUCKER.

    Where are all the bridge-jumpers? DON’T MAKE ME CALL PEOPLE OUT.

    • Adam

      Don’t worry…they’ll be back after the first base hit against in the ALDS.

  • Bob Stone

    Way to go CC and Mo. Great pitching.

  • Avi

    and girls

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

    playoffs! thank you, playoffs!

  • Hughesus Christo

    THe coach hug was the funniest thing I have seen all season.

    • Kit

      It was just as funny last year when they won the WS, they were all awkwardly hugging it out while the players ran on the field.

  • Erica

    YYYYYYYEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jon in CUO

    Great job, team. Looking forward to some meaningless games, unless of course Tampa decides to just give up.

  • ND Mike

    Man they look EXCITED!

  • UncleArgyle

    Nice. Now the real anxiety and complaining can begin!

    • Bob Stone

      lol.

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

      In all seriousness, I expected them to win last year.

      THIS year? I think any of the 3 AL teams can pick them off. So yes, major, major sweaty palms this post season.

      • Bob Stone

        Totally agree.

  • rek4gehrig

    Order restored in the universe

    • Bob Stone

      Not yet. I still want the division and best record.

      • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

        and I still want Selma Hayek naked in my bed.

        • Bob Stone

          That would be almost as good.

          • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

            Almost?

  • Slappy White

    THANK GOD….I dont think my nerves could have taken another day of waiting….Slappys gonna sleep like a baby

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

      Slappys gonna sleep like a baby

      So you’ll be up all night crying and needing to have your diaper changed?

  • first time long time

    do they have a champagne party now like last year?? i enjoy watching those lol

    • rek4gehrig

      Some things never change :-)

  • pat

    WTF kind of hats were those? 2010 Playoffs? Laaaaaaaame.

  • Adam

    I love this team…I really do. Should be a fun few weeks.

  • Anthony Murillo

    Where they wearing AL Wildcard Champion hats or just Division series hats???

  • Dream of Electric Sheep

    Another year , another playoff berth. It’s amazing how I take that for granted now.

    Go Yanks!

  • Greg

    Bring on the Twins

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

    Good job, everyone.

    *Swisher Salute*

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Let. Brackman. Start.

    /half serious

  • http://www.repairmycomputer.com Marc

    Fucking christ mlb.tv, why can’t you show the damn celebration?!

    • rek4gehrig

      There wasnt one…Yanks dont celebrate what’s normal :-)))

  • http://www.metroflats.com Zanath

    Thank God. And judging by the White Sox score tonight, looks like they weren’t interested in helping us.

  • Guest

    So rest everyone tomorrow, off-day thursday, play everyone friday, rest everyone saturday, play everyone Sunday? This way, people don’t play anymore back to backs, but also no one has so much time off that they get rusty.

    Thoughts?

  • http://www.metroflats.com Zanath

    So I assume Petitte is still starting tomorrow, yes?

  • JerseyDutch

    So do they throw all the rooks out on the field for the next four games and let the veterans rest?

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

      Guys still need to play to get their work in, I’m sure the regulars and AAA guys will rotate in and out.

      • JerseyDutch

        True. I guess “all the rooks” was a bit extreme. I can imagine Pena, Nunez, Golson, etc. getting a few starts though…

  • Pasqua

    [Opens door.]

    I just wanted to say, ‘good luck.’ We’re all counting on you.

    [Closes door.]

    • http://www.metroflats.com Zanath

      Best movie EVER

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

      You can never go wrong with an Airplane reference.

    • Kit

      AIRPLANE!

      Don’t call me Shirley.

      Love that movie.

  • Bob Stone

    Watching NESN. The BoSox announcers ae making all kinds of excuses for not making the play offs. I love it.

    • http://www.metroflats.com Zanath

      Wait till Baseball Tonight comes on.

    • Kit

      “Sucked in April” better be one of those excuses.

      • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

        Injuries?

        Nah…

        • Kit

          They did suck in April though…A lot. The injuries were just the icing on their suck cake.

      • Bob Stone

        Actually they were rather fair about it. They noted the huge amount of injuries (which really was pretty devasting)but then said that Becket and Lackey were major disappointments.

        • Kit

          True on both accounts.

    • Bob Stone

      They also noted how the BoSox couldn’t win against sub .500 teams.

  • Betty Lizard

    The rent in the fabric of the universe has been mended.

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

      What does the fabric of the universe rent for these days?

      Must be expensive just based on the square footage alone.

  • Stratman9652

    Watching on gameday, that’s right where I wanna see Mo again, cutters on the very edges of the plate.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Congrats, friends. And CC with win #21. Yuhhhhh.

  • http://www.metroflats.com Zanath

    Wait, is there a postgame on YES? Inquiring minds need to know

    • UncleArgyle

      yup, they’re getting jiggy with it as we speak

      • http://www.metroflats.com Zanath

        Huzzah!

    • Bob Stone

      It’s on.

  • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

    TO THE POSTSEASON!!!

    (*TRUMPETS*)

  • Kit

    Alex is doing the chicken dance…

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

    i love how joba is drinking like an alcoholic

    • UncleArgyle

      Insert Native American Joke here….

      • UncleArgyle

        that was horrible, sorry

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

          lolz

      • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

        rofl

  • Anthony Murillo

    Atta boy, Romulo Sanchez! You really helped the 2010 Yankees reach the playoffs, you celebrate your ass off.

  • UncleArgyle

    Somehow the celebration seems hollow with out Edwar Ramirez going overboard with the champagne…

  • CBean

    Yay!!!

  • Guest

    ALL I DO IS WIN in the clubhouse right now. YES

    • Guest

      WE DA BEST

      • Leo

        Only fitting song that can be played. Should that be the theme song for the Yankees this year should they win it all? Empire State of Mind was a great theme song last year.

  • DallasGreen

    Wow. Glad that’s over. Time to rest the guys and get ready to kick some October ass. Can I hear 28?!!!!

  • Avi

    Someone take the Champagne bottle away from Mitre. PLEASE!

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

    hahahahaha joba has 2 black eyes

  • Avi

    CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF)

    Tomorrow will be the first game in weeks that I won’t mind Kearns playing.

  • Avi

    CC, Best Yankee pitcher of my life – im 29

  • Bob Stone

    I don’t like the celebration. The wild card is a consolation prize. What happened to Yankee pride? Win the division and then celebrate.

    Georege must certainly be turning over in his grave.

    • Kit

      Wait a sec, we didn’t get awarded wild card and the Rays didn’t get awarded the division as far as I know.

    • UncleArgyle

      WTF can someone please pour some booze on Kim Jones? Its like the whole reason I’m watching the post game

      • Bob Stone

        yeah.

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      You’re overreacting. This isn’t 2009. This division is much tougher. Obviously the Yanks are still “playing” for the division, but this celebration is definitely called for.

      • Bob Stone

        I’m really old school, not over-reacting. I am very happy to have the team make the play offs. it’s just that I’ve seen the Yankees go to 20 World Series and win 11. Yes – I’m spoiled.

        At least the Yankee players are saying they want to win the division.

  • Adam

    And the dozens of Rays fans celebrate in Tampa.

    • Bob Stone

      Surely you exaggerate. More than one dozen????

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Bring on OCTOBER!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Are you drunk already Cervelli?

    • UncleArgyle

      I think he’s been drunk for the last 3 months to be honest

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    LOL JETER GOT RAPED!

  • Adam

    Matsui and Damon would have celebrated better than Granderson.

    • Kit

      I laughed.

  • JerseyDutch

    If Mitre could pitch the way he wields a champagne bottle..