Oct
02

Game 161 Spillover Thread

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I think the Yankees broke that last thread, it wasn’t working properly. Here’s a fresh one.

Categories : Game Threads
  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    Stay tuned for Gaudin v Atchison in the second half of this game!

  • first time long time

    come one kearns…put the ball in play but no dp

    • first time long time

      kearns sucks as of late

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

        He does, but he won’t be seeing too much action in the playoffs, and he is still a better hitter than Nunez, Pena, and Golson.

        • first time long time

          thats true but its like hes an automatic K now. wont even put the ball in play!

        • William

          Kerns is not a better hitter than the three you mentioned! He makes zero contact. Pena is much better with men on base when he bats lefty than KKK Kerns. Golson adds more to a playoff roster, with his speed and defense than the plodding Kerns.

      • Scooter

        You can take “of late” out – he hasn’t been good since the Yankees first got him

        With Granderson’s improvements at the plate – esp against lefties – I wonder if Golson wouldn’t add more to the roster

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

          He had a pretty good stretch of like 10 games where he was hitting really well, to be fair.

          • Scooter

            You’re right – and to be fair, he was playing just about every day when he was first acquired. I know it’s not easy to keep your swing as a bench player – esp when the swing is that long

  • Apollo22237

    Thread broke, huh? It must be AJ’s fault.

  • Greg

    Kearns, that wasn’t even close

  • Esteban

    Why are you guys bringing back the spillover threads? i like them but u guys basically never used them this season

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

      Don’t want to use them, the original thread wasn’t working. It’s happened quite a bit this season, and I suspect it’ll keep happening in the postseason.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    KKKearns.

    • Pete

      might want to add or subtract a K there bub

  • UWS

    KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKearns.

  • Henry

    I hope to hell this guy is not on the post season roster.

  • Total Dominication

    Just gonna repost my reply to some asshole saying we’re never gonna win the WS. I think people should read it.

    Who else is gonna win it? The Twins who just yesterday reminded themselves how to win a game? The rays who have a 2 player offense, and their superstar is banged up? The Rangers, who have an all around inferior team to the other 2. Perhaps you think it’ll be the NL. The Padres or Giants with their utter lack of offense? The Braves with their lack of an ace or an overpowering offense? The Reds with their 1 player offense? Or their Phillies, who admittedly pose the best threat, but have a lineup that will be completely neutralized by the lefties in the postseason, and the bp in the latter third of the games. Did I mention they have an ok closer, a good su man, in a e=otherwise barren bp? So why, pray tell, should the Yankees not win the WS>

    • ThrillHouseMD

      Maybe the team with the worst starter ERA in September?

    • Henry

      I want the Yankees to win. Badly. But, the wonderful thing about baseball is the unpredictability. The Marlins in 97? Cardinals in 06?

    • Greg

      The Phillies
      Most complete team out of all of the teams.

      I didn’t say they were never gonna win the WS. In fact they have won the WS so that statement is stupid. I just don’t think its their year, but I could be wrong.

      The reason: Repeating is very difficult to do. The Yanks were the last one to do it. and they did it in the previous CENTURY.

    • Jose the Satirist

      Any team in the playoffs has a chance to the World Series. Just ask the 2006 Cardinals. I do however agree the Yankees are setup well to have a shot at the World Series. Your post sounds a little too arrogant though, especially by saying “So why, pray tell, should the Yankees not win the WS”.

      • Total Dominication

        I just meant that they had at least as good a chance as anyone else.

    • Poopy Pants

      Why would you care so much about what one person says? Jesus christ. Get a grip.

    • Dalelama

      The Phillies have better starting pitching and are currently playing better…I would say they are by far the biggest threat to #28.

  • Adam

    I had forgotten how awesome Enrique Wilson’s slide was on that play.

  • Cy Pettitte

    put Thames in the outfield? lol

  • first time long time

    i am thoroughly disgusted with this offense right now.

    • first time long time

      is cano the only one with a hit?

      • first time long time

        nevermind gardy got one. but a line full of superstars with only 2 players getting hits against a scrub is absolutely unacceptable. they’re better than this

        • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

          The reason he’s a scrub isn’t because he gives up a lot of hits, it’s because he can’t throw strikes. If you want them swinging at utter crap, fine.

          • first time long time

            haha never thought about it that way!

        • tom

          Dice-K’s many things, but a scrub is not one of them.

          Sometimes, when a pitcher’s as wild as Dice-K’s been, getting enough of a bead on him to get a hit isn’t easy.

        • Pete

          UNACCEPTABLEEEEE

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

      We’ve scored four runs through five innings!!

      • first time long time

        yeah but they could have scored more. 2 runs when you have the bases loaded with fewer than 2 outs is unacceptable

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

        Pfft take your facts and get out of here, cheerleader!

        • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

          Rah rah siss boom bah!

          (that was for you, tsjc, wherever you may be.)

  • Total Dominication

    Cervelli doesn’t hit ‘em much harder than that.

    • Stratman9652

      I’f hed just bring that front foot back in a bit and get balanced hed have a bit more pop. How can K Long watch him fall into the plate that often without going “Hey somethings wrong here”?

  • Hughesus Christo

    Can someone explain why Mike Lowell would get his own day? The Red Sox’s general shittiness as a franchise really is underrated. Never let them forget that Tim Wakefield holds all their pitching records. Lowell is there for five years and he gets to give a speech on the field like he’s Lou Gehrig?

    Boston is so provincial.

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

      Not to mention that if Theo had his way, Lowell would be warming the bench in Texas right now.

  • Jerome S

    This team can’t score runs.

    Except for the ten runs that they’ve scored so far today. Those don’t count!

  • first time long time

    ok aj. just breathe. focus. make your pitches. just forget about last inning. your better than that. had some bad luck. thats all dont unravel. throw strikes and keep your team in the game

  • Avi

    Back to Chad Moeller. Is there really ANYTHING cervelli does better than him??
    Drama doesn’t count..

    • Kit

      The hell are you talking about. Drama is the most important part of baseball. The fist pumps. The loud yelling. The unnecessary cursing in Spanish. That’s what dreams are made of.

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

        the enthusiasm!!

      • Jose the Satirist

        I miss Melky saying “mama huevos”.

        • first time long time

          i miss melky.

      • first time long time

        lizzie mcgwire movie reference!!

        • Kit

          I have never in my life seen a Lizzie McGwire movie…I was just being a dramatic bastard.

          • first time long time

            lol sorry its just that you said “this is what dreams are made of” and that was “the” song from that movie lol

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

                Love that movie. Completely forgot about it. For shame.

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

              I don’t mean to be offensive here, but how old are you?

      • Avi

        I mean why don’t we even hear the yankees considering Moeller. Why are they the only team in the world that doesn’t realize he’s not a Major league caliber player??

        • Kit

          Fun fact: The Orioles also thought he wasn’t a MLB caliber player…

          The Orioles. I’ll give you a few minutes to let that sink in while I go remove some cookies from the oven.

          • Avi

            Hmm hot cookies.
            Every team realizes he’s not a Major league caliber pitcher. Don’t get what you mean..

            • Kit

              Re-read your sentence. It implies that the Yankees are the only team that are unaware of Moeller’s…uh…”talent”. And yes, they’re very yummy cookies. Made them for my niece.

              • Avi

                I was referring to Cervelli when i said he’s not a Major League caliber player. Sorry for not being clear.

                • Kit

                  That was confusing as hell then. You went from Moeller to Cervelli and it still doesn’t make sense. Or maybe I’m just too tired to get it.

                  • Avi

                    I’m serious about Moeller. I’d much rather him on the roster over cervelli.

            • Avi

              I mean catcher.
              Must’ve been thinking about Vazquez in a yankee uniform.

    • Jose the Satirist

      Sometimes if you gaze into Cervelli’s eyes you can see the answers to all the problems of the World.

      • Marianos Pimp Hand

        OK now my co-workers think I am crazy because I am laughing so hard at that.

    • Henry

      Cervelli blocks better.

      • Avi

        That’s very hard to measure. But if he is, OK. I’d still want Moeller on the team over cervelli

  • first time long time

    was arod positioned weird on that? or was it just me?

  • first time long time

    base hit is not a big deal aj. just make your pitches. all you gotta do is focus. dont unravel

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

    Jerry and Don are talking about taking baths over on NESN…and i thought Fox was bad

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

      NESN > YES >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> FOX

      • Hughesus Christo

        SNY >>> NESN > YES > Fox >>>>>> ESPN >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> TBS

        • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

          I actually don’t mind TBS when they have Smoltz and stuff. But I agree with the rest of it. Actually, FOX might be worse than ESPN.

          • Hughesus Christo

            And it really does hurt me to put anything associated with the Mess over the Yankees’ network, but I can’t get enough Keith Hernandez.

      • Big Stein

        if they only would fire Kay and hire a announcer who didn’t hate the yankees, they would be great. The color guys are all cool, but no matter what, Kay always tries to put the team down.

    • Jerome S

      I’m surprised that Jerry and Don haven’t yet broken out the hard liquor.

    • Pete

      Jerry and Don are awesome. They go on EPIC tangents during boring games. I’m pretty sure I once watched a sox game that had no commentating from like the 6th-8th innings, they just talked about hotel rooms for two innings and then giggled for another

      • Big Stein

        there’s a lot of Rizzuto in Remy.

  • Graig not Craig

    AJ is a “House of Horrors” pitcher.

  • Avi

    Nunny showing off the arm

  • Greg

    Saying of the year:

    “There are different ways for carving a turkey”

    • http://www.or.ly JM

      I heard that and I was like … ?

  • first time long time

    nice dp aj. been working well for you all night. just 1 more out. just focus and make your pitches. 2009 WS Game 2: never forget

    • Jerome S

      Dude, you know that he can’t hear you, right?
      No offense.

      • Henry

        This Kid is on crack b.

      • Jose the Satirist

        We can’t know that for sure. Maybe she is at the stadium and yelling what she types.

      • first time long time

        just giving him good vibes…its been working so far right?

  • first time long time

    dont be wild aj. just. focus.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

      I don’t think he can hear you.

      • first time long time

        im just giving him good vibes. its clearly working so im gona keep doing it till he stops

        • Jerome S

          OMG every time that AJ pitches, RAB should organize a Burnett meditation hour.

    • Poopy Pants

      Please stop typing the same thing over and over and over.

  • Kit

    I love you, AJ. I really do, but I wish you were better. This shit breaks my heart. And yes, I did just notice the three errors.

  • first time long time

    come one aj. its lars anderson. dont be afraid of him. its not albert pujols. doesnt have to be a so. groundoutss are fine too

    • Jerome S

      Dear AJ, can you hear me? It’s me, Margaret.

  • first time long time

    nice bounceback inning aj. i am very pleased. now if only the offense could score some runs…

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

      Are you AJ’s wife? You seem awfully concerned with him…

      • first time long time

        if hes in a yankees uniform i want him to do well. and ill do whatever it takes for him to do well

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

          Well… *ahem* there are few things you could do for him…

          • first time long time

            omg lol

    • Jerome S

      They’ve scored ten today!

  • Bryan G

    I’m sure it’s been mentioned, but how does even AJ, as bad as he’s been lately, give up 3 runs to basically the Pawtucket Pawsox?!?!? Is that what he’s fallen to, a mediocre AA level?

    • Hughesus Christo

      Have you been watching the game, or just listening to Kay fellate himself?

  • Dream of Electric Sheep

    The owls of Ga’hoole? Somebody must be smoking when they greenlighted that title!

    • Total Dominication

      It was a book.

    • Hughesus Christo

      Ga’hoole sounds like something you pay for in a bad neighborhood.

      • Dream of Electric Sheep

        Um… you B, how much them Gahoole over their cost?

  • Big Stein

    Freaking Michael Kay has been unbearable tonight with his AJ bashing.

    I finally gave up and turned on the Red Sox broadcast.

    • Cy Pettitte

      he’s been an equal opportunity basher with Dice-k and AJ tonight

      • Big Stein

        oddly, the Red Sox broadcasters aren’t bashing anyone. They’re just calling the game.

        • Stratman9652

          The Sox radio broadcasters are too busy talking about 2004 to bash anyone.

          • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

            THEY CAN STILL COME BACK THIS YEAR OKAY

            (capslock check)

  • Carlosologist

    Bring on the lolpen!

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Kay seems very passionate about this.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    I come home and see AJ gave up 2 ER over 5 IP. WTF. No way.

    • first time long time

      it was my good vibes. just look at the comments lol

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

      Check the lineup before you get too excited

      /buzzkill

      • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

        …I retract previous statement.

  • Graig not Craig

    way to comment first time. now focus. keep your head in the game. we need you to keep aj sharp.

  • first time long time

    maybe, just maybe, me calling our offense stupid assholes and stuff is sending them bad vibes. maybe if i send them good vibes they’ll hit?

    • Poopy Pants

      This character is actually a great summation of most of the people on the site. Unfortunately.

    • Henry

      Maybe. If this good vibe thing is working, then maybe you should meet AJ and put your hand on his head and heal the pitching shitoritis he has.

  • Cy Pettitte

    BG steal machine tonight

  • All Star Carl

    Good job waiting on 2 strikes to steal BG.

  • Jerome S

    Gardy gonna get to 50 at this rate.

    • Jerome S

      not.. not really.

  • JerseyDutch

    Jeez, GGBG, you were out by a mile…

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Wow he would have been done.

  • first time long time

    ok boys,we got a runner on second, just bring him home some how. doesnt have to be anything big, just bring him home so we can give aj some breathing room.

    • Graig not Craig

      How many runs would be considered breathing room for AJ vs. the AA Portland Sea Dogs?

  • first time long time

    ugh, so close.

  • Ivan

    I know it has been only one full season but, I gotta say, I never thought Gardner would be this good…

    • swishers fauxhawk

      Co-sign.

  • Stratman9652

    Just terribly bad defense today on both teams.

    • Jerome S

      That’s what we get for game 161.

  • first time long time

    alright aj: kalish, nava, reddick. totally manageable. you can do this. if you screw up, just remember: you, your wife, your kids dont have cancer. life could be much, much worse. just remember our plan: breathe, focus, and make your pitches. 2009 WS Game 2: never forget.

    • Jerome S

      You’re on Ga’hoole.

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

      Ok really, what the eff lol.

    • Henry

      damn cancer! holy schnikes.

  • Dream of Electric Sheep

    It’s almost Chadwick time !

  • Scooter

    Stop thinking AJ… let things happen… be the ball
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mo0baknLDdU

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Why should he be rewarded for that?

    /McCarver’d

  • first time long time

    ok aj, that was a blooper. just bad luck. he was limited to a single. remember just step off the mound and breathe a little. just focus and dont unravel make your pitches

    • Henry

      So much for the vibes.

  • JerseyDutch

    For no particular reason I hate Kalish with a fiery passion…

  • Hughesus Christo

    The bloops, errors, and comical umpiring is making this look MUCH worse than it is.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    So which one is the AAA team?

    • Evan

      Both. The Yankees just happened to have more guys on rehab assignments.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Comedy of errors.

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

    I’ve seen better games played in little league.

  • Hughesus Christo

    GOOD GOD, KING! IS THAT SERGIO MITRE’S MUSIC?

    AJ is cursed. Cursed with Cervelli’s poor defense.

  • CBean

    Nunez is not impressing me tonight.

  • Ivan

    I can’t watch this game at all..

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

    What the hell is this crap?

  • Marianos Pimp Hand

    Hmmmm, 2 more Gardner steals would help my fantasy team out greatly. Think he can get to 7 on the day?

    • Sean C

      He single-handedly won me that category for my team today, haha.

  • first time long time

    just focus. dont get wild. make your pitches. this runner on third is not your fault. just aggressive baserunning. nothing you can do about it. dont unravel. just focus and make your pitches

  • Dream of Electric Sheep

    DArth Helmet says : resistance is futile !

  • Kit

    Did you guys butter up your gloves before playing? The D is awful today.

  • LGY

    This is so much ass

  • Scooter

    Crappy throw by Cervelli – but Nunez just flat out missed it

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    Oh lord, this game is unwatchable.

  • JerseyDutch

    Really? Really? A few more throwing errors, please.

  • Graig not Craig

    Awesome fielding. Where’s Walter Matthau and Tatum O’Neal?

  • first time long time

    come on aj. 2009ws game 2: never forget

    • Jerome S

      2009WS Game 5: I still remember.

      • first time long time

        umpiring was bad on that game. dont be mean to aj. he pitched very acceptably tonight

  • Henry

    Wow, I wonder if last nights game with all that rain would have been this sloppy. I mean, it is a make up game of a rainy day.

  • Ivan

    Figures…

  • UWS

    I’m sitting here watching this shitfest, laughing hysterically. I mean, what else can you do at this point?

  • first time long time

    aj, your unraveling. dont do this. your better than this. by hitting him though, you set up the double play, which has been your friend tonight. just breathe. focus. make your pitches. dont unravel

  • Henry

    I like Nunez’s hustle.

  • CBean

    A double play right now would make me beyond happy.

  • first time long time

    alright aj 1 out. just breathe, focus, and make your pitches. dont get wild. its ok if they run on you cus theyre gona do it anyway nothing you vcan do about it. just focus on the batter. make your pitches

  • Poopy Pants

    Why does everyone want the Yanks to play the Rangers in a short series so badly?

    • RalphieD

      cause you get homefield advantage?

    • Avi

      I don’t.
      Between the Rangers and Twins I think Texas is clearly the tougher matchup.

      • Carlosologist

        Dude. Texas is the worst of all the AL playoff teams (record wise). If we win the division, I’ll gladly be waiting to blow their asses out of the water in the Bronx.

        Plus, there’s really no difference between facing Lee or Liriano. Both are high quality LHP.

        • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

          I wouldn’t say the worst but they’re not a clear cut better team than the Twins.

          Rangers can’t hit outside Arlington and their pitching is on par with the Twins. Difference is you get a game at home if you play the Rangers.

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      What difference does it make if it’s the Twins?

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Michael Kay is going a mile a minute.

    • Hughesus Christo

      Hopped up on Ga’hoole, I suspect. Damn shame.

    • Big Stein

      I thought MLB banned amphetamines

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

    Posada has the worst arm ever. Literally.

    /waititscervelli

  • first time long time

    that was a strike…

  • Avi

    The red sox are showing that they are well aware of cervelli’s poor throwing skills.
    Do the yankees really think Boston is the ONLY team that realizes this??

    • Kit

      Boston has no room to talk in terms of catchers who can’t throw/play defense to save their life.

      • Avi

        True, they’re catcher stink. But they take advantage of the poor throwing catchers on the bases.
        Don’t the Yankees realize Andrus, Borbon, Kinsler, David Murphy and Hamilton are going to do the same?
        Or the Twins..

        • Kit

          The Yankees realize that Cervelli will probably be catching none of those games.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

      No.

      Also, every year before the playoffs, there’s ONE TEAM people freak out about with “ZOMG THE OTHER TEAMS R GONNA RUN WILD ON THEM.” Every year, it’s almost never a factor.

      • Avi

        Posada’s shoulder is in it’s worst shape ever – surgeries and age. I think it’s definitively more of a concern now.

        • Hughesus Christo

          Your evidence is compelling…

  • JerseyDutch

    Gut check, boys. No matter how this inning ends, you have time to score more runs.

  • first time long time

    just focus aj. no meltdowns., no unraveling. make. youur. puitches.

  • Graig not Craig

    Mikey Kay repeating the obvious playoff scenarios in monotone droll. I’m getting sleepy.

    • Big Stein

      why do cheap announcers always fall in love with the sound of their own voice and can’t stop talking.

  • first time long time

    alright aj. one more out. its just a sac fly. no big deal. game wouldnt be tied if your damn offense could score you some damn runs. dont unravel. just step off the mounsd and breathe a little. its kevin cash not yogi berra. that pitch was not outside btw. just focus and make your pitches

  • UWS

    Bold prediction: this game will not make it onto Yankees Classics.

  • CBean

    I’m assuming if we lose tonight, it’s the SWB Yankees playing tomorrow?

    • JerseyDutch

      Probably. Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that.

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

    I wish I could hear what Francessa is saying about this game.

    JUST AN UTTAH DISGRACE, ITS LIKE NO ONE WANTS TUH WIN. NICE DEFENSE, REALLY, GEEZ. CAN JOBBER GET SOMEONE OUT PLEASE?

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

      Brahnson Arroyo won seventeen games this year. seventeen.

    • Jose the Satirist

      I saw Mickey Mantle play. There has been no other player like Mickey Mantle. Mickey Mantle would show you what it meant to be Mickey Mantle with his Mickey Mantle style of play. Mickey Mantle.

    • Hughesus Christo

      GIMME LIRIANO’S LAST FIVE STAHTS. THEN GIMME LEE’S. THEN GIMME A DIET COKE.

      • Avi

        Yep. And Lee is a better pitcher to begin with.
        The yanks will make Liriano throw strikes; which isn’t always capable of doing.

  • first time long time

    aj limiting the damage wooooOOOOooo. nice job aj. you pitched way better than the score. late games and double headers bring out the loopiness in everyone. chances are on a normal game, youd have only given up like 2 runs. 2009 WS Game 2: never forget. thats who you are AJ. Not game 5. game 2.

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    OK, either Pitch f/x is off or we have another blind ump behind the dish. It’s like they’re allergic to calling the bottom part of the plate.

    http://www.brooksbaseball.net/.....type=7.gif

  • first time long time

    do it for cam arod

  • first time long time

    that was stupid arod. just stupid. utter disgrace today arod. not happy with you arod.

  • Jon in CUO

    Slow-Rod.

  • Jerome S

    Remember when A-Rod stole 20+ bases in a season?
    Yeah.

    • Jose the Satirist

      Remember when he stole 40 bases and hit 40 homers in a season? Beast.

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

      Meh, he’s stolen 20+ only six times in 15 full seasons, and three of those were in his first four seasons. This is only the second time he won’t have double digit steals, the first was eight years ago.

      • Jerome S

        Still, his speed used to be one of his deadly weapons. It’s pretty much gone. A younger Alex could have beaten that throw. It’s not his fault, it’ just the inevitable.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Leiter and Kay are going to break out the fisticuffs soon.

  • first time long time

    lets get aj the win boys, he deserves it. redeem yourself for your ugly defense ugh

  • JerseyDutch

    Cano is the Greek god of batting…

  • Total Dominication

    Cano really wants his 200 hits.

    • Jerome S

      199 now?

      • Total Dominication

        yup!

  • first time long time

    come on berky do it for aj…

  • All Star Carl

    Cano 1 mo hit for 200

  • first time long time

    this is getting stupid. i want the yankees to score

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

      We all do. Complaining about it won’t make it happen.

      • first time long time

        i was trying to get the vibes goin, you know?

  • JerseyDutch

    Kay trotting out ‘penultimate’ again. Mr. Vocabulary.

  • first time long time

    oh goodness. kearns is up. pinch hit for thames

  • Greg

    The K king is up

  • All Star Carl

    “I like the way Kearnzie was swinging the bat.”

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Austin Kearns setting a new record for suck.

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

    Hey, at least he didn’t strike out.

  • tom

    big situations really seem to find Kearns

  • Henry

    Shit, was is Kearns good for?

    • Jerome S

      absolutely nothin, huh!

  • Cy Pettitte

    fucking Kearns

    go away

  • first time long time

    kearns = not doing anything for aj right now

  • Kit

    C’mon, offense. We’re not asking for much here.

    • first time long time

      YES! kit with the vibes!!

      • Kit

        They do it for me because I’m beautiful, not because of any “vibes”.

        /unnecessary’d

        • first time long time

          lol i thought it was funny

    • Kit

      Thank you!

  • first time long time

    seriously cervelli if your not gona do anythign lean in and take one for the team (but nothing life threatending obviously)

  • Jon in CUO

    SAFE!

  • Henry

    CERVELLIIIII WITH THE HITTTTTT

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Cervelli. Always liked him.

    /lie

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

    Yay Frankie.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Cervelli!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    Good job Cervelli, now you’re even on the day.

  • first time long time

    ok. good work boys good work. do it for aj. remembber: WS GAME 2: NEVER FORGET

  • Scooter

    Frankie is CLUTCH! (heh)

  • Dream of Electric Sheep

    Darth Helmet answers his critics with a resounding poke!

  • Total Dominication

    What a season for the Cerve!!!!!! When he’s up he’s up! When he’s down he’s down!!! But when he’s really fucking up, he’s really fucking up!!!!!!!

    • first time long time

      “fucking up” could be taken to mean many many things

      • Hughesus Christo

        It’s the best, because then there’s no babies after… wait…

  • Evan

    Yay Cervelli.

    Given how this game has gone, I’m surprised Cash didn’t throw that into CF.

  • first time long time

    alright noony. gardys on deck. if you think your gona make an out lean in

  • Carlosologist

    If Cervelli is the reason we win the division I will eat my shoe.

    • Kit

      I’m holding you to this if it happens.

      • Jerome S

        +1

    • CBean

      I don’t care how we win. As long as we win.

    • Bob Stone

      Did you want A-1 sauce or ketchup with that shoe?

      • Carlosologist

        A-1. We’re going all out here.

    • Hughesus Christo

      Don’t worry. He has already lost dozens of games prior to this one.

  • Total Dominication

    Cano and Gardy are charging for 200 hits and 50 steals respectively!!!!!

    • Cy Pettitte

      ugh stat padders…makes me sick

      oh wait, that’s only for A-rod

    • Kit

      Is Gardy really close to 200 hits for the season?

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

        Heh, no. He had 129 coming into today.

        • Kit

          I knew that sounded off but I didn’t feel like double checking. Thanks.

      • Jerome S

        not a chance, he walks too much.

      • Kit

        And after all that I just realized I didn’t read the “respectively” part of that sentence and got confused. Embarrassing.

  • first time long time

    bases loaded woooOOOOOoooo…
    (checks to see how they’ve done with the bases loaded so far tonight)
    oh crap

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

      On the other hand, they OPS .973 on the season with the bases loaded. That’s pretty damn incredible.

      • first time long time

        yeah but recently they havent been good

        • Jerome S

          And neither have the Rays. Zing…

          • first time long time

            lol.

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

          The 219 plate appearances before today are more telling than the…what, 3? 4? PAs today.

  • first time long time

    ok, if we manage to hold on and win this (which we prob wont but whatever) then i want aj to get an honorable mention in the recap thread and i want to get honorable mention for the good vibes i sent aj, because thats clearly why he did well.
    if its not too much trouble lol

    • Ray the Anti-Handle

      Soooo, they have the lead and you’re saying they’ll blow it? What optimism.

      • first time long time

        im just assuming the worst. i mean think about who we have in the pen tonight, exactly

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

      …alrighty then.

      • first time long time

        im tellin ya its these late games and double headers. they make everyone a little crazy. i also havent been getting much sleep lately if that has to do with anything

    • Jerome S

      You’re definitely on Ga’hoole

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    Okie Dokie time!

  • first time long time

    lean in gardy, but dont get injured cus ur actually good

  • All Star Carl

    Inside the park slam

  • Bob Stone

    Watching the game on NESN. The BoSox announcers call Cervelli “The Pest” and commented that he is batting .400 against the Sox this year.

  • Poopy Pants

    Why is Dice-K still in the game?

    • bonestock94

      lol

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

      That’s racist!

  • All Star Carl

    Atta boy Berkman!

    Way to tell him to go BG! Not.

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

    Look at Puma gettin down the line!

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

    Man, this is ugliest Major League game I have ever seen.

    • first time long time

      who boston or NY? lol

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

        Yes

    • Kit

      I still say the Royals game where they were playing D like it was human pinball was horrible. I think they also had three throwing errors and it wasn’t the D- line up either. AJ was also pitching that day. I choose to think that it was a coincidence.

    • Ivan

      You must not remember the game game between the D-Backs in Arizona. That game was beyong brutal. At least this game can be somewhat justified because it’s game 161 and niether team has not much to play for…

  • Cy Pettitte

    Puma!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Total Dominication

    Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!! Texas, here we come.

    /Irresponsibly assuming

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Hideki Okajima is our best player.

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    Such bad defense from both sides. At this point, I’m just laughing.

  • Scooter

    Fat Elvis with the slide!

    And more stellar receiving from Cash. So Cash

  • Carlosologist

    Puma has speed? Then again Posada has 4 SB so I shouldn’t be surprised.

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

      He’s sneaky fast. I mean, not fast fast, but he’s not a slug. I was surprised.

      • Ivan

        Remember when Berkman once played CF when he was a Astro.

  • Total Dominication

    Wow, Gardy just swung and missed.

    • Carlosologist

      He wanted to the game out of reach with that swing. Then he remembered he’s Brett Gardner and doesn’t hit HRs.

      (Note: This is in no way meant to be a knock against Gardner. He’s been dynamite all season for us.)

  • Jon in CUO

    I tried to say “SAFE!” after the wild pitch but got error messaged by the site:

    “Duplicate comment detected; it looks as though you’ve already said that!”

    Sorry, guys, for being redundant and unoriginal!

  • first time long time

    who comes out for the 7th?

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

      The Meat Tray

  • Dalelama

    Frankie comes thru!!!

  • tom

    Yankees continue to believe it’s more polite to score as few runs as possible at any given time. (Deeply grateful for that WP)

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    This game would make one hell of a defensive miscue highlight reel.

  • first time long time

    o god mitre. idk if my vibes will work for him…

  • JerseyDutch

    Mitre? Really?

    • tom

      all the best guys were used in game 1. Girardi probably prefers not trusting a thin lead to just-up-from-triple A guys.

      • Scooter

        Last time out, Mitre struck out the side in Toronto. Better results than Gaudin

  • Total Dominication

    Aside from the obvious lack of k’s, those numbers all look pretty good.

  • James A

    will anyone else be disappointed if we dont see brackman in the next 12 innings? whats the point of having him out there, he could keep gaudin fresh for the playoffs!

    • CBean

      We need a blowout to see Brackman. I would prefer a blowout in our favor.

    • Jose the Satirist

      I want to see Brackman pitch but won’t be that disappointed if he doesn’t pitch and we win the division.

      • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

        Seriously Brackman isn’t going to exactly light it up. He had is first good year this year and he’s older than his compeition. He had a very successful year but even if he faces AAA or AAAA people he won’t be like 2007 Joba.

        • Jose the Satirist

          He’d probably end up walking two guys and then hitting someone and everyone would flip out about why Joe put him in.

  • Marianos Pimp Hand

    Ring warming in the pen.

  • first time long time

    well mitre, your not exactly aj, so i dont know how to approach this situation but you have a 2 run, your not the absolute worst pitcher in the world and just focus i guess. just dont cough up the lead. your not facing the 2009 red sox so, just relax. and remember: your not performing open heart surgery so its not like you have to worry about killing someone

    • Marianos Pimp Hand

      FYI, you’re and your are not the same.

      /petpeeved

      • first time long time

        wow did i really make that mistake? im sorry its late and i dont feel like proofreading. i honestly hate it when people do that and it was an accident i promise

    • RalphieD

      i must admit…i enjoy your relaxful words…ever think of being a hostage negotiator or a suicide hotline person?

      • first time long time

        awww thanks! i think i should become ajs personal mental manager. i mean it worled well enough tonight. he wasnt ffelix hernandez but he didnt meltdown in classic aj meltdown situations

        • first time long time

          worked**

  • first time long time

    nice job serg. just 2 more outs. dont fret. just keep your head in the game and relax.

  • Carlosologist

    WE WANT BRACK
    WE WANT BRACK
    WE WANT BRACK

    (caps)

  • ThrillHouseMD

    Why Joe.

    • Greg

      Lefty on Lefty

  • Total Dominication

    Shouldn’t Logan be pitching?

    • Greg

      He pitched in the first game and walked a lefty

  • first time long time

    alright royce. these guys were in the minors most of this year. your not facing real major leaguers. you can do this. just make your pitches and get the out so aj can get the win. because aj deserves the win. yeah. i said it. he DESERVES it!

  • Scooter

    Wow… thought Logan was coming in for sure.

    Audition time for Mr Ring

  • Frigidevil

    OK I’m sorry, but why is joe playing the matchup game when 7 arms have been used from the pen already tonight?

    • Bob Stone

      It worked.

      • Frigidevil

        Meh, hindsight’s 20/20. I wouldn’t have taken the risk

  • Total Dominication

    Joe should put in Albie next inning, he’s been dominating these guys all year.

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

      IETC

    • Kit

      Might as well let him pitch the 9th. Put in someone else.

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

    Mitre got two quick outs! That’s too fast! Get him out of there, the immortal JD Drew is coming up!

    • CBean

      Girardi just got nervous because it was a name he actually recognised.

  • first time long time

    oh boy J.D. drew, well be happy that its not Joe Mauer. it could be worse. just relax and make your pitches

  • Total Dominication

    aaaaand exhale.

  • first time long time

    nice job nice job. alright offense make this lead gaudin proof.

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

    Wait … Nova’s warming up?!?

    • Total Dominication

      Isn’t he starting tommorow?

  • Scooter

    Weird… Nova was warming in the pen… so he’s a no-go tomorrow (pun intended)

    Who the heck is pitching tomorrow? Javy? Moseley?

    • CBean

      I’d assume Moseley

    • Carlosologist

      Me. I’m making my MLB debut ~8 years early at a completely different position.

    • Total Dominication

      They’ll sign Pedro Martinez………BOOM

      • Carlosologist

        With Posada catching him and at Fenway? I actually want the Yanks to do this now. Get it done Cash.

    • Mitchello

      Brackman?

    • first time long time

      omg pitch javy! my vibes would be magical for him!!

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

      RAWJAH CLEMENS!!!

  • CBean

    Ok Mitre could actually go a couple of innings. We don’t really have arms left in our bullpen…this seems like a bad move.

  • Jon in CUO

    Someone fill me in. Is Kay’s “long day’s journey into night” line a recognized catchphrase of his? He said the same thing during the 15-inning A-Rod walk-off last year, and I know I’ve heard it a few other times. Maybe Kay doesn’t realize he keeps recycling the line?

    • Dream of Electric Sheep

      Arthur Miller?

    • Scooter

      How could anyone not realize this after the late great FakeMichaelKay Twitter account? (Nevermind the fine drinking game from Scott Proctor’s Arm)

    • Marianos Pimp Hand

      Eugene O’Neill

    • JohnnyC

      Eugene O’Neill.

      • Dream of Electric Sheep

        Right , it was Oneil , can’t believe I thought was Miller.

  • Hughesus Christo

    The mics are picking up that group to the left of the batter’s box (our left) so perfectly… it’s kind of disturbing. And why are they so fricking loud.

    • swishers fauxhawk

      Honestly, at the beginning of the inning I thought some poor woman was getting mugged.

  • Dalelama

    Who is the hot chick on the “Quick Pitch” pop up ad?

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

      Hazel Mae?

      • Hughesus Christo

        Hazel Mae isn’t hot, so I hope not.

      • Dalelama

        I am not sure i watch on Comcast package so only see the actual game… She has what i would call an exotic look..

  • CBean

    Come on Tex. I know you’re tired. But just get a hit.

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

    This conversation is… not the most racially enlightened

    • Kit

      Seriously.

    • first time long time

      haha i was tuning it out what did he say?

      • Cy Pettitte

        he was surprised that Dice-K and Okajima don’t talk/aren’t friends just because they;re both Asian

        • first time long time

          haha woow. he is so stupid. thats a little offensive IMO

        • Total Dominication

          /Sanchez’d

    • JerseyDutch

      In his defense he did say “same country,” not same race…

    • Dalelama

      Not at all, he said the same country…

  • CBean

    So wait, Michael Kay, you’re telling me that not all Asians are friends? Really?

    /rollseyes

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Cano looking for 200.

  • Cy Pettitte

    here comes #200 and #30 at the same time

  • first time long time

    greenlight him?

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Cano making a stronger MVP case.

  • Dream of Electric Sheep
  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    That was bush league, Okajima. You’re gonna pay. Your whole family is gonna pay…

  • ThrillHouseMD

    Thames Time.

  • first time long time

    alright thames, insurance runs. a single is fine dont let the bullpen be in position to blow it for aj. i want aj to get this win!

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Ugh, shave that mongrel beard.

  • ecks

    Obviously, Cano still needs to learn stat-padding lessons from A-Rod.

  • Avi

    He better have a green light

  • first time long time

    ugghh i wish he broke his legs. stupid asshole

    • first time long time

      stupid derek jeter wannabe

      • first time long time

        yeah that dive was soooo unnecessary

    • Kit

      Whoa, whoa…unnecessary.

      • first time long time

        its late. im not really paying attentino to wat im saying right now if you havent otices

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

      Not necessary. Not trying to be rude but you really don’t have to type everything that comes to mind out here, you know.

      • first time long time

        i know i know. i was just extremely frustrated cus i wanted that to dunk in. im sorry

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Overdramatic.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    You’re not Derek Jeter, Navarro.

  • Kit

    Red Sox Classic!

  • Evan

    What’s this? A GOOD defensive play.

  • CBean

    Ok that was a good play.

  • Jesus the Saviour

    Jeter poser

  • Total Dominication

    No, that was not nearly as hardcore as Jete’s play,

  • All Star Carl

    Broken bat on a curve ball

  • Carlosologist

    Navarro is no Jeter. He doesn’t even have any scars!

  • Cy Pettitte

    please don’t compare Navarro to the Captain….

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

    Pfftt, that was nothing like Jeter’s play!

  • Jerome S

    Kinda seems fairer than a cheap BAbip single.

  • Bob Stone

    Ugh. Great play by Navarro.

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

    Navarro with the fauxJeter dive.

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

      This isn’t a faux dive…it’s a dive

    • Scooter

      A Jeterian dive
      /Sterling’d

      Ring still in there? Yeesh…

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Seriously, Jeter was full speed for a good 3-4 seconds, Navarro didn’t do shit.

  • first time long time

    alright royce just focus and get the outs. remeber we want aj to get the win

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

      Couldn’t care less who gets the win, as long as he is a Yankee

  • CBean

    I’m obviously very tired because for a second I glanced up and I saw the #61 and I had a fear of Chan Ho Park moment and then I remembered he was no longer with us.

  • first time long time

    alright that was a strike not aball. nbut a base runner is not a big deal. just make you pitches and focus. relax. you faced these guys before

  • Carlosologist

    Can we agree that this the theme to the postseason a la Empire State of Mind?: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGXzlRoNtHU

    • Jose the Satirist

      We’re going old school this year:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKjj4hk0pV4

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      Normally yes but since 50 percent of players use it for their walk up song at one point I’ll pass.

  • Dream of Electric Sheep

    A Cervellian Drive sounds so much grander than a Jeterian hit … just a random thought.

    • Carlosologist

      If Cervelli actually drove pitches, then we could talk about this.

  • first time long time

    come on royce dont unravel. make your pitches. just brethe

    • Scooter

      You’re a little schtuck in your schtick

  • Total Dominication

    Why did they keep him in??????

  • CBean

    Gaudin time?

  • JohnnyC

    Royce Ring…not a major league pitcher. Sorry.

    • Cy Pettitte

      he’s pitching against the AAA pawsox lineup

      • CBean

        I don’t think that helps his case.

  • Dalelama

    Old royce couldn’t get a call…

  • All Star Carl

    What the hell? If you’re gonna use Nova, why not give him a fresh inning?

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Royce Ring is a fat Brett Gardner.

    • RalphieD

      but is he as fast?

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

    This would actually be a good time to use Gaudin. Nova struggles from the stretch.

    • Scooter

      If you’re gonna carry Nova on the postseason roster, you need to know if he can pitch in this kind of situation.

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      Gaudin struggles from the everything.

      • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

        That.

      • Ivan

        That gave me a chuckle.

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

    Interested to see how fast Nova throws when he knows he’s just in for an inning.

  • RalphieD

    theres really not a whole lot to do here if your committed to not using guys who pitched game 1…kinda have to hope to get lucky…it would be easier if the offense gave some cushion

  • first time long time

    alright nova. runner on 1 and 3 no outs. completely manageable. just remember all you have to do is make your pitches. just focus. breathe relax. dont get wild. dont focus on the runners. just concentrate on the batter and get him out. your not facing the 1927 yankees or anything. alright. just focus and make your pitches. dont unravel. remeber royce ring is your friend. gotta bail him out okay nova?

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    I hope Nova doesn’t suck from the stretch.

  • Total Dominication

    Fuuuuuck

  • mustang

    Who is going to start tomorrow?

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    That was horse shit, Nunez.

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

    Well that didn’t take long.

  • Carlosologist

    The defense in this game has sucked.

    /severeunderstatement’d

  • CBean

    Not a good night for Nunez.

  • first time long time

    wow nunez. dumbass. alright we still have a 1 run lead. that ball wasnt exactly smoked. come on nova just relax and make your pitches dont try to get too fancy

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      I doubt Jeter touches the ball.

  • Avi

    Jeter doesn’t get to that ball

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Little excited there, eh Kay?

  • Total Dominication

    That was an interesting decision.

  • first time long time

    alright you got 1 out. just 2 more outs. just focus and make your pitches nova. ive seen you pitch before. all you need to do is focus. dont throw meatball but dont be wild

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    “Let’s Go Red Sox” chants in meaningless games are always charming.

  • UWS

    LOL @some brave soul chanting “Let’s go Yankees!”

  • Greg

    Ortiz pinch hit uh oh

  • first time long time

    oh god

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

    Why are they making such a big deal about this? Also it’s nice to not care about this game, at all.

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      It’s not a huge difference but the Rangers with home field is a bit better than the Twins but it’s minimal.

    • Kit

      Seriously. I’d like a W but I don’t care much.

  • Ivan

    Nice test here for Nova…

  • Kit

    Ground ball DP, Nova. All you need, kiddo. Back him up, D.

    • first time long time

      positive vibes!

  • first time long time

    come on nova dont unravel just relax and make your pitches dont be wild

  • Cy Pettitte

    this crowd is waaaaaaaaaaaay to excited

    • Ray the Anti-Handle

      They’ve been watching the Pawtucket lineup. This is the most exciting thing they’ve seen all night.

  • first time long time

    thats being wild. dont be wild just focus and make your pitches

  • Total Dominication

    Just IBB at this point.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Try hitting the zone.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Throwing strikes is overrated.

  • first time long time

    hes not that dumb nova hes not gona swing at pitches in the dirt. relax and focus

    • Avi

      Who are you talking to?

      • first time long time

        the pitcher

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Would you pick Ortiz’s option up? He’s good but 12 million? I don’t know. And John Henry reportedly doesn’t like being in Yankee territory in payroll…

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      I’d pick up the option and wipe my ass with it.

    • Avi

      If i were the Red Sox I wouldn’t. I’d use the 12 mil to sign Dunn.
      I also wouldn’t bring back beltre. Don’t trust him to repeat.

  • first time long time

    if you have no command nova its oka if you walk him

  • Hughesus Christo

    Ivan Nova isn’t good? Well I’ll be darned…

  • first time long time

    just relax and focus nova make your pitches

  • first time long time

    im gona barf

    • Scooter

      At some point you might want to cut the trolling schtick down just a little bit

  • Total Dominication

    Shit

  • first time long time

    ok. its better than a hr just relax and make your pitches. and if i were girardi id putin a ddifferent pitcher nova doesnt look focues

    • Jon in CUO

      Your spelling, already regrettable, has really taken a nosedive these last few minutes.

      • first time long time

        im shaking

        • Kit

          Hun, it’s really not that serious. If you’re shaking because of the game, get some water and relax. It’s not do or die.

        • Jon in CUO

          Relax, nothing you say here will impact the result. Enjoy baseball.

      • Ray the Anti-Handle

        With the length and frequency of his posts, I’m not surprised. I have a feeling he’s typing as much and as fast as possible.

        • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

          Her*

          • Ray the Anti-Handle

            Oops, apologies. Did not know that.

      • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

        2 or 3 words misspelled? Not the end of the world.

  • first time long time

    alright gota throw strikes cant be wild nova just relax AND MAKE YOUR PITCHES!!!

  • Total Dominication

    Oh fuck, come on Nova, throw a fucking strike.

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    Strikes, Nova, strikes!

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

    Hey Ivan, it’s Kevin Cash.

  • first time long time

    wow nova yoyr better than this

  • Carlosologist

    #throwstrikesdammit

  • All Star Carl

    Great time to experiment with Nova Joe :)

  • first time long time

    dont unravel just breathe

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    If you throw a 97 MPH fastball down the middle it will likely be a GIDP. C’mon.

  • CBean

    Alex explaining that Nova’s job is to get the out.

    • Jerome S

      This is a simple game. You hit the ball, you throw the ball and you catch the ball, and sometimes you win, sometimes you lose and sometimes… It rains.

  • Total Dominication

    A-rod gearing up for the captain’s job in 2014

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

      That sound you hear is the media’s collective head exploding

  • Total Dominication

    You can do this Ivan.

  • first time long time

    no room for error just focus dont be scared

  • first time long time

    uggh focus ivan FOCUS!

  • Total Dominication

    You ok Cerve?

  • Jerome S

    So…
    Ring + Mitre + Nova + Albie… I’m aware that there aren’t any guys available but Joe, let’s not throw anything away here…

    • Adam

      What is his choice?

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    I missed the majority of the game. On a scale of 1 to 2 (10 being the highest), how was Burnett’s performance?

    /LoadedQuestion’d

    • Total Dominication

      5

    • Jose the Satirist

      “On a scale of 1 to 2 (10 being the highest)”

      LOLWUT?

    • CBean

      Honestly with the amount of sloppy playing in this game, AJ’s performance didn’t even really stick in my mind. He could have gotten the win though if we’d held without Nova pitching himself out of the post season here.

  • first time long time

    FINISH HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • first time long time

      but still focus

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    “You gotta give Nova credit; he’s throwing strikes.

  • JohnnyC

    Well, that experiment failed.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Note to Red Sox fans, you’re fucking eliminated.

    • Jose the Satirist

      I’d be cheering if I was in their position. Red Sox fans don’t want the Yankees to win the division.

  • Ivan

    Ugh…

  • first time long time

    pathetic and embarassing. shouldve used someone other than nova

    • Greg

      who shithead

      • first time long time

        no need for namecallig…idk maybe albaladejo

      • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

        If you’re going to argue, use an argument instead of shithead.

        And someone who doesn’t collapse form the stretch would be nice.

      • Jose the Satirist

        Easy there champ.

      • Kit

        Dude, calm it down with the insults. It’s getting old and it’s disrespectful. No one goes around calling you a shithead, so don’t do it to someone else.

      • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

        Greg, STFU.

    • Total Dominication

      Who?

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

    Doesn’t get much worse than that.

  • All Star Carl

    Get your tickets ready for Minny.

    • Jon in CUO

      Having been to both potential parks, that isn’t a bad thing at all. I’m sure Minneapolis is gorgeous this time of year.

  • ThrillHouseMD

    So we’re in the postseason now?

    /fenwaycrowd

  • Total Dominication

    Fuckity Fuck!!!

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    Sigh, why can’t these games ever be easy?

    • JohnnyC

      When you’re 2 for a zillion with RISP, things tend to get tough.

  • first time long time

    ok just 2 outs. breathe and make your pitches just focusyour not facing mickey mantle or antyhignlike that just breathe itll be ok

    • Greg

      SHUT UP YOU’RE THE REASON FOR THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Kit

        The day you get banned, I will seriously rejoice.

        • Greg

          This guy’s annoying. THe reason I called him what I did was because he believes that Joe had a better choice. THere was no better choice.

          • Kit

            First off, it’s a girl. Second of all, you’re annoying too. And if you’re bothered by it so much, be rational and polite and explain yourself like a civilized person instead of an asshole.

            • Greg

              It just got annoying after a while. And everybody here jumps on Girardi quick as a flash. I hate that. THat’s why I reacted the way I did.

              • first time long time

                pretty sure thats the first time ive said anything about girardi.

                • Greg

                  It might have been, but everybody jumps on Girardi too quickly here

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

                Haha…Bow chika bow wow. What did I do to deserve such a flattering girl crush? lol

          • first time long time

            nova hasnt been good with runners on thats why i said he wasnt the best chouce ive never said anything mean or malicious to you and ive mostly just kept to myself all night. so dont be rude.

            • Greg

              I apologize for the shit head. That was wrong. The tension in the inning got to me.

              • first time long time

                alright i forgive you

      • Total Dominication

        Caaaaaalm Dowwwwwwn

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

        Yeesh, relax man. You too, first time long time

        • first time long time

          im just trying to send good vibes lol ive mostly been ignoring you guys so i havent been rude to anyone tonight

          • Kit

            It’s not about that. You’re posting what is essentially the same thing over and over, which is sort of annoying. You can send good vibes by cheering for the team and not typing everything out.

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

            You haven’t been rude to anyone, but you still need to chill. Unless the vibes you are referring to look something like Reid Brignac did earlier, we don’t want to hear about it.

  • Total Dominication

    Per Lohud, that was Kash’s first RBI of the season.

    • Total Dominication

      Cash’s

    • Ray the Anti-Handle

      For the Sox, right? Didn’t he take Hughes deep for a 3-run homer back when he was on the Astros?

      • Total Dominication

        For the Sox

      • Ray the Anti-Handle

        Make that a 2-run homer.

  • first time long time

    come on nova gotta make your pitches double play gets you out of the inning

    • Avi

      First time wish it were a longer time

  • Total Dominication

    Good job.

  • Bob Stone

    HUGE strike out.

  • first time long time

    nice job nova. one more out. dont unravel. step off the mound a little bit. breathe. think happy thoughts make your pitches focus

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

      Dude you HAVE TO STOP this stream-of-consciousness thing. Just… seriously.

      • first time long time

        after this game ill stop. promise

        • Kit

          How about you just stop it right now since it’s annoying us? Not to be impolite, but it’s just honestly obnoxious.

          • first time long time

            …cus its working lol

            • Kit

              Working our last nerves, yes. Working for the game? Not really.

        • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

          No. Stop now. /mean

        • Avi

          Do you realize that when you write something you’re posting it to hundreds of people?

      • Scooter

        It’s a pretty shallow stream of consciousness by LTFT, Bex… more like a constant drip.

        Cervelli is en fuego!

      • Jose the Satirist

        I just discovered something. You can recreate Molly Bloom’s soliloquy if you piece together all of her comments from tonight.

        • Marianos Pimp Hand

          LOL, I love it.

    • Jon in CUO

      I’d like to see a “Fake first time long time” Twitter account. The material is definitely there.

  • Jerome S

    meh.

    • Jose the Satirist

      meow.

      • Jerome S

        woof.

  • Adam

    All things considered, a good job by the kid considering the circumstances.

  • mustang

    LMAO….These teams are just too much.

  • first time long time

    nice job nova. limiting the damage wooOOOooo!! alright lets just score some runs and hand the ball off to gaudin
    eww i cant believe i just said those last 6 words

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

      RELEASE THE BRACKMAN

      • mustang

        Good Lord people just don’t give up.

        • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

          He’s kidding. Calm down with your Brackman hate.

          • mustang

            Not hating at all. Can’t hate him he hasn’t been around long enough for even that.

  • RalphieD

    well…we can still win…maybe…right?

  • Kit

    All things considered, that wasn’t completely terrible.

    • first time long time

      exactly thats the way you gotta look at things

  • Dalelama

    Isn’t kearns out of the game ?

  • Cy Pettitte

    good job nova….?

  • Adam

    Dude, what are you people going to do in the playoffs when the games really matter?

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

      I have no idea but it isn’t going to be pretty. Seriously, people are ridiculous.

    • RalphieD

      it gets realllllllly realllllly ugly

    • Carlosologist

      Everybody is suffering a mental breakdown. I feel like I’m the only one whose maintained a positive attitude over the past couple of weeks.

      • FIPster Doofus

        I have. I just don’t post much.

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

        False

      • Kit

        Bit self-centered, aren’t you, Carlosologist? =)

        • Carlosologist

          Confirmation bias perhaps. Maybe it’s because all the trolls are taking up the comments, I haven’t seen the positive ones.

          My bad haha.

          • Kit

            It’s cool, kiddo. I don’t blame you for thinking that, but you should remember the rational folks still exist, and there’s a lot of us.

            • Carlosologist

              Yes, during times of doubt, asshatery, and general stupidity, I’ll always remember that the positive and rational haven’t forsaken us.

              • Kit

                We give because we love.

                /TSJC’d

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

        Nope.

    • bonestock94

      I’ll watch the fucking game, my laptop won’t even be on. I just watch standing up when the game is on and pace during the commercials.

  • Total Dominication

    Albie to close, like I said earlier, he dominated AAA, these guys are all from AAA.

    • Jose the Satirist

      This man speaks the truth.

  • Scooter

    Not a completely failed experiment

    I assume this is the first time Nova’s relieved – he had a chance to appear in a quasi-high-leverage situation, got rid of the butterflies. Yeah he screwed up with the walks – but the stuff is there.

    Look – it’s just not THAT important to win this. It would be nice

  • Jerome S

    UNLEASH miranda, Cervelli and Nunez yayyy.

    • Jerome S

      Toldya.

  • Total Dominication

    I think you mean Miranda, Posada, and Jeter.

    • Kit

      Cervelli’s got this, yo.

      /things I’d never thought I’d say

  • Jerome S

    I just got blown away by the sound glitch.

  • Cy Pettitte

    no PH for cervelli?

    • Cy Pettitte

      nevermind, lol

  • Adam

    So…do we see Swisher pitch an inning?

    • Jerome S

      I think that it would be badass if A-Rod struck out the side.

    • Ray the Anti-Handle

      Nah, his cranky knee won’t allow him to toss that mighty fastball of his. He’d have to pitch all arm, no legs.

      Now Golson, on the other hand. Let’s see what he’s got =D

  • Total Dominication

    Ummm, wow.

  • Hughesus Christo

    Gazoo’d, bitches

  • Dalelama

    Frankie on fire!!!

  • Bob Stone

    CERVELLI – BoSox killer.

  • Total Dominication

    Why Swish instead of Jete?

  • Dream of Electric Sheep

    A mighty CERVELLIAN DRiVE !

  • Total Dominication

    Come on Gardy!!!!!

  • All Star Carl

    Sit down you scrub.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

      Are you talking abouut Swisher? LOL.

      • Jon in CUO

        /FourthOutfielder’d

  • Jerome S

    ’tis quite the bugaboo indeed, Kay.

  • Kyrnan

    did we bat out of order? what happened to golson?

    • Jerome S

      shhhh…

    • All Star Carl

      Miranda hit for Golson.

      • Jose the Satirist

        Miranda is hitting for Kearns.

    • Jose the Satirist

      He took Berkman’s spot in the order.

      • Kyrnan

        yeah, i see. they had it wrong on gameday but now it’s fixed.

  • Henry

    I’d pinch run for cervelli. Put moeller in and albie since they worked together plenty at AAA.

    • bonestock94

      Unleash the Moeller?

  • Total Dominication

    Why has Gardner decided to swing outside of the zone today?

  • All Star Carl

    4-33? what a joke.

  • Total Dominication

    q;nq.liurncq’p34059nv1’p5q

  • Jerome S

    Swing Gardner!! You can hit!!

  • Dream of Electric Sheep

    A Gardnerian tomfoolery !

  • first time long time

    eww. offense hasnt been the most pleasnt thing to watch tonight

  • JohnnyC

    Nice display of situational hitting by the Yankees in this doubleheader.

  • Carlosologist

    And the pitch was outside. Excellent call, Wendlestadt.

    (dismissive wanking motion)

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

      lol at the emote

  • Graig not Craig

    Tito will pinch hit Lowell who will jack a walk-off bomb over the monster.

    • JohnnyC

      Marshall Tito?

  • All Star Carl

    Remember in 2007 against the Indians when Kenny Lofton kept getting those 2 out RBI?

  • Jerome S

    Could someone please tell me the Yankees PH stats this year?

  • Dalelama

    Brett is still the King of taking the called third strike down the middle.

    • Carlosologist

      Except that pitch wasn’t down the middle and actually outside.

    • Ray the Anti-Handle

      Down the middle? Yeah, suurre.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

      Did he pee on your leg? I don’t get it

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

        I’ve now heard “peeing on the leg” used in both a negative and position connotation today. I am both amused and a bit disappointed in humanity.

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

      I never want him swinging at pitches that far outside

  • first time long time

    alright guys im gona give in and stop my positive vibes and if we lose it’s because of that

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    Let’s get to extra innings!

    (Really wish it didn’t have to come to that… again.)

  • Jerome S

    So… Girardi cared about this game until the sixth inning?

    • Total Dominication

      What makes you say that?

      • Jerome S

        I’m kind of half serious… it’s just… Nova?? STILL?!

    • Ray the Anti-Handle

      Nah, he said he wouldn’t use relievers in both games. He happened to use all his best relievers to win the first game, so it is what it is.

    • Jose the Satirist

      Yeah Girardi doesn’t care any more. He looks completely despondent and I think he was rolling a doobie just a minute ago.

    • Adam

      Dude, who was he supposed to pitch? Send the A relievers out there for two games that have little meaning compared to the playoffs?

      • Jerome S

        I kinda don’t want to see Nova out there for another inning. I think it’s more of an experiment than a game winning move.

        • Adam

          Other options: Romulo, Albie and Brackman (I don’t think I’m forgetting anyone, because I’m guessing Gaudin goes tomorrow). Nova is the best choice.

          • Adam

            Oh Moesley also, and still the right decision.

  • Total Dominication

    That’s ok, he’s the one guy you can give up a hit too.

  • first time long time

    that looked like a strike to me

  • Total Dominication

    Ummmmm, great coordination guys.

  • CBean

    I really don’t like when Granderson and Gardner do that.

    • All Star Carl

      I think BG has ADD or something.

      • Jose the Satirist

        Derek Jeter has herpes.

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

        A) That’s pretty insensitive to people with a disease, and b) Somehow I don’t think someone with severe ADD could get to the major leagues.

        • Jerome S

          Aha OMG A FLY BALL!

  • tom

    This has just been a brutal day. And I’ll stick with that even if the Yanks end up sweeping. Blowing 2-run leads late in each game (I know, the second time was dictated by circumstance, but it was also against a triple-A line-up) doesn’t make it feel like the team deserves to win the division.

    It seems like, ever since the team realized it was so far ahead in the Wild Card race that a post-season berth was a near certainty, they haven’t played the same. I certainly believe they can recapture their top-level for the playoffs, but I’d like to see a trace of it now.

    • Graig not Craig

      Get over it. This second game of a doubleheader with AAA players at one in the morning is not an indication of how the Yankees will play in the playoffs.

      • tom

        There are a whole lot more Triple A players on the team that came back than the team that blew the lead.

        And the failure to drive in key runs has been a weeks-long phenomenon that I’m starting to worry will bite them at a big moment.

  • Brendan

    Look. I know winning the division is a bonus and I’m sure you all will rip me but I think this game got Girard-died. WTF would you leave Ring(a situtational leftie who already did his job by getting Drew) in to start the 8th and bring Nova(a starter) in the middle of an inning. The guy is dangerous

    • Greg

      See? He’s jumping on Girardi

      • Dream of Electric Sheep

        He is giving a reason why he thought G fucked up. If you happen to disagree with that notion , offer a counter point . WTF does ‘jumping’ off?

        • Greg

          He had no choice. He used his best relievers in the first game.

          • Dream of Electric Sheep

            No Greg, if you take 1 min to read what he wrote. He is saying he prefer Nova to start the eighth fresh instead of leaving Ring in. Which is a choice , he happens to disagree with Joe.

            ‘he used his best relievers’ has little to do with picking Ring over Nova.

    • Dream of Electric Sheep

      Werd, I wasn’t paying attention to the game but I agree with your logic. NOva starts off an inning cleaning is a good idea!

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

      First Name Only Male Handle Rule!!!!

      It’s a doubleheader, dude, and the good relievers were not available. Maybe he could’ve left Mitre in longer (can you believe i said that) but that’s about the only thing I can quibble with him for.

      • Adam

        Yeah, burning a potential long man wasn’t the best, but otherwise his hands are kind of tied. Bringing in Nova was a smart move as the one pitcher left who has the potential to contribute in the post season. Throw him in the fire, see what happens.

      • Dalelama

        I agree with Bexy and i am hardly a Girardi fan.

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

      That’s right! Ice… (dusts off shoulder)…man. I am dangerous.

      • Brendan

        Oh boy 1:02am eastern and we’ve gone to Top Gun references. I meant he is not a good “in game” strategist if you want what I was going for

      • Dream of Electric Sheep
  • Jerome S

    Yay let’s just leave Nova in all night.

  • Total Dominication

    Phew!

  • Scooter

    First time Nova’s thrown the curve for a strike – it was a smart pitch call by Cervelli

  • Jerome S

    One more out. But if a good hitter (of which there are virtually none in sight tonight) hits one of those like that, it’s going over.

    Go A-Rod.

  • Carlosologist

    Jeez, these flyouts have been pushing the limitations of Fenway.

    • Graig not Craig

      Which means they are infield flies anywhere else.

  • Total Dominication

    1 more strike Ivan.

  • Zooboy

    I think this was a good try out for Nova and Ring. I don’t think either one makes the post season roster.

    • Total Dominication

      Really, how do you justify Gaudin over Nova?

      • Jerome S

        Good point.

      • Zooboy

        Nova does not seem suited to the bullpen, and I think they do with the veteran almost by default. I would not be thrilled by any means to see Gaudin in any game, but I think this was Nova’s shot to show he can pitch out of the bullpen.

        • Total Dominication

          Doesn’t seem suited? What does that mean?

      • Scooter

        Wasn’t perfect… but I’d put Nova on the postseason roster. He could be better than he showed tonight, but he showed some mettle.

        • Zooboy

          I don’t disagree, but I’m guessing they don’t take Nova.

  • All Star Carl

    2 strikes on the batter and hes staring down the runner. Man come on.

  • Jerome S

    … Isn’t there a rule that no inning can start after 1:00??

  • Total Dominication

    Let’s go heart of the order!!!!!

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

    Whoo!!! extra innings!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    2 extra innings games….I don’t know how much more I can watch with football all day tomorrow….lol

    • Total Dominication

      Easy, just don’t watch football.

  • Adam

    Can any of you give the kid some credit? Or are you just going to bitch more?

  • first time long time

    ok nice job nova (im sorry guys i couldnt resist, really)

  • Henry

    I feel if the Yanks win this one, I am going to feel ridiculously relaxed.

  • Dalelama

    Here is hoping one of our big three hit a dinger.

  • first time long time

    you know whats annoying? (yes me i know its 1 in the morning get over it) is that if there werent for that stupid inning with the errors, we wouldve won this game by now

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

      If things were different, they wouldn’t be the same

    • Henry

      Who knows.

    • Betty Lizard

      if there werent for that stupid inning with the errors, we wouldve won this game by now

      Unless, you know, the earth had split open and swallowed our team.

      I’ve learned, finally, not to wish that things had been different as I’ve found out, sadly, that they usually could have been much worse . . .

      Buck up, little buddy! “All is as it should be.”

      • first time long time

        no. the defense for in that inning was miserable. inexcusable, unacceptable. pathetic and embarassing. just utterly ugly totally change the course of the game.

  • Carlosologist

    I wonder if they’ll be playing until 4 AM. Longest day of baseball ever.

    • Kit

      It feels like it’s been forever. And I slept through the last few innings of the first game.

  • Henry

    It would be funny if the last three games of the season were extra innings.

  • Total Dominication

    At least we have to starters on the bench to pinch hit.

  • bonestock94

    I bet we see the F lineup tomorrow

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    Phew. Please, please, please score in the 10th. Don’t need another 4+ hour game.

  • Total Dominication

    Kay just spiked my blood pressure

  • Jon in CUO

    Manuel has a funky delivery. Not very smooth at all.

  • Scooter

    “He didn’t even get a chance to flirt with the Pesky pole”

    Michael’s a funny guy

  • Carlosologist

    How cool would it be if Granderson homered? It would be just like the beginning of the season against Papelbon.

    • Kit

      It’d be cooler if Tex homered.

      • Carlosologist

        It would be better if A-Rod homered.

        • Kit

          So true.

        • Total Dominication

          It would be more statistically pleasing in Cano homered.

          • Carlosologist

            He’s getting IBBed.

            • Kit

              COWARDS!!

              /kidding

  • Henry

    Steal second please.

  • Ivan

    Tex hit a homer…NOW!!!!

  • first time long time

    the yanks havent hit a hr this game

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    Err, kind of surprised Tex swung at that.

    • Graig not Craig

      A Tex-bunt.

  • Total Dominication

    Now time for the go-ahead hit b A-rod. Preferably of the home run variety.

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

    End this shit, Alex.

    • Graig not Craig

      Kay got way too excited on that one.

  • bonestock94

    Jed Lowrie sounds like someone that should be selling alligator meat out of a shack in the everglades.

  • Adam

    Tex busting it always makes me laugh for some reason.

  • Henry

    Arod is locked in for a homerun dead center.

    • Henry

      nevermind.

  • Cy Pettitte

    fucking Kay got me AGAIN

  • mustang

    Fuck me!

  • Adam

    Damn, just missed it.

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

    #completedammit

  • first time long time

    i hate michael kay so much i got my hopes up on that one

  • Total Dominication

    FUCK YOU MICHAEL KAY!!!!!!!!! WHY???

  • Carlosologist

    Oh man, I thought that was out. A-Rod crushed it.

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    DAMN SO CLOSE! Deepest part of the park.

    • Jon in CUO

      Makes me want to cry. I thought FB = HR in this park.

  • Ivan

    So fuckin close…

  • Jerome S

    It’s a deep wall, out there.

  • first time long time

    cowards

  • Total Dominication

    Damnit.

  • Kit

    Calm it down, Kay. You almost killed me there.

  • Cy Pettitte

    lets go JoPo

  • Adam

    Remember when Red Sox fans had important games to cheer for, instead of getting really into a meaningless ballgame?

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

      So like Opening Day?

      /cheap shot

      • Kit

        BURNNNN.

  • Jerome S

    Kay JIHP’d

  • Total Dominication

    Did Cano get to 50 walks this season?

    • Frigidevil

      I believe that was 57

    • Carlosologist

      lmfao look at that dumbass kid.

  • mustang

    Come on Jorge let the core bring it home baby

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    Channel your inner TB blast, Jorge!

  • Graig not Craig

    Wild pitch, please.

  • Adam

    Double steal…double steal!

  • first time long time

    not expecting much right now not gona lie. (sorry jorgie)

  • Carlosologist

    My life: complete. I just heard a “Let’s go Jorge” chant.

  • ThatGuyGreg

    LETS GO JOR-GE

    *clap* *clap* *clapclapclap*

  • Total Dominication

    Why isn’t Albie warming????

    • bonestock94

      because this isnt scranton

      • Total Dominication

        it isn’t?

        • bonestock94

          good point

  • Graig not Craig

    Hip hip – Jorge!!!!!

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    Ahhh, a “HIP HIP JORGE!” chant at Fenway. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

  • Frigidevil

    I love the clearly audible Hip-Hip-Jorge!!!! The boos that followe were priceless

  • Total Dominication

    Miranda up next right, so that means Jete, right?

  • bonestock94

    BACK WAY BACK foul

  • Total Dominication

    Soooooooooo close.

  • Total Dominication

    NOOOOOOOOoooo

  • ThatGuyGreg

    4 for 35.

    :C

  • Jon in CUO

    Robert Manuel = Curt Schilling

  • All Star Carl

    Posada oh Posada.

  • ThrillHouseMD

    Hall is going to end it.

    • bonestock94

      eat a wang

      • ThrillHouseMD

        Nom nom.

  • first time long time

    you have got te be effing kidding me. berkman makes that play at first the game is over. we win

    • All Star Carl

      If AJ didn’t suck ass the division would have been wrapped up weeks ago.

      • Kit

        Yeah, totally, because AJ is the only person playing on the field.

      • first time long time

        if mo hadnt blown those 2 saves in sept we wouldve won the division right now

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

      He did make that play. The guy was out.

      • first time long time

        thats true. if the ump gets the call right we win

    • Adam

      So the real question is, what would the 5th inning be now for Nova?

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

      Except he DID make that play at first.

  • Graig not Craig

    Jorgie juiced one

  • King of the Troglodytes

    1-16 with RISP. Utterly unacceptable.

    • Dream of Electric Sheep

      that’s almost Cavemen like…

  • first time long time

    this is where i disagree with girardi i would take out nova right here. idk who id put in, but i wouldnt leave nova in

    • bonestock94

      I don’t get worried until the 3rd time he’s sees the batters

    • Adam

      Well, unfortunately you do have to bring someone in. Also, Nova can give you innings.

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    Oh. My. Goodness. Juuuuust missed.

  • Kit

    Creepy Alex Rodriguez stalker?

    • Carlosologist

      How the hell did I get to Boston?

      • Kit

        (calls the police)

        • Carlosologist

          Again?

  • Cy Pettitte

    FUCKING Bill Hall

  • Total Dominication

    Well, that was weird. Now take him out.

  • Ivan

    Hahaha I kinda laughed their…

  • All Star Carl

    Ok what the hell just happened.

  • Alex S

    haha that girl ran up to Arod

  • Total Dominication

    Pu tin ALbie!!!!!!

  • Henry

    Granderson should have gone allllll the way back.

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

    LOL @ that person and A-Rod.

    • Kit

      I love how he had his hands on his hips all “Oh you want to have a casual conversation here in the middle of a game?”

      • Alex S

        pretty sure that was a chick

        • Kit

          Yeah, I know. I was referring to Alex putting his hands on his hips.

          • Alex S

            gotchya

      • Carlosologist

        He probably would have had a casual conversation if the cops weren’t there.

    • All Star Carl

      Only shit like that happens to A-Rod. Only him.

  • Total Dominication

    Just don’t let him score.

  • first time long time

    well that was deflating. oh well at least we’re in the playoffs

  • All Star Carl

    Show the girl run on the field please.

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    They are way too excited with this win.

  • Henry

    Great.

  • ThrillHouseMD

    Chase em all the way to the golf course.

  • Total Dominication

    Well, that takes it out of our hands.

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

    Seriously how do you even celebrate a win like this

    • Kit

      I find it amusing because this literally means nothing (other than my dream of the Yankees and Phillies being tied for best record in the Majors being killed).

      • mustang

        It means that it makes it harder for the Yankees to win the division.
        If the shoe was on the other foot I’m sure a lot people here would enjoy it.
        I would.

        • Kit

          Of course we’d enjoy it. Why wouldn’t we enjoy a victory? If we don’t, then we’re bad fans. But the division: Not that important. And people don’t seem to get that.

          • mustang

            Then why have issues with them celebrating?
            Yes its not important until your in game 5 or 7 on the road.
            Its nice to have that’s all, but don’t make it to be nothing.

            • Kit

              I don’t have an issue. I found it amusing. Read what I said very c-a-r-e-f-u-l-l-y.

        • Hughesus Christo

          Nope. I haven’t cared since mid-August, once I figured the playoffs were a done deal.

    • Scooter

      Lots of booze
      Remember – Fenway is the home of the flying pizza slice:
      http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/458649/

    • mustang

      Oh! Come on can’t hate everyone does it and they just stuck it to the Yankees.

  • JM

    I still can’t get over how much they’re struggling against B-team Red Sox team tonight. It shouldn’t be this close. Double really? I guess Joe really doesn’t care about winning division. If we lose, we’re tied with Rays, right? and since they won season series..oh nevermind ergg!! Earn your money! Earn your division!

    • Dream of Electric Sheep

      C-team

  • bonestock94

    Walk off…onto the golf course you fucking losers.

  • Jerome S

    After leaving Nova in there for the third straight inning, what were we expecting?

    • JM

      true, so true

  • mustang

    GO KC !!!

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

    (insert Homestar Runner “IT’S OVER!!!” noise here)

  • first time long time

    that was a hideous game. this is what happens when you leave the bases loaded and play poor defense. whatever they had better win tomorrow. stupid assholes

    • first time long time

      and no i dont mean that last part im just frustrated

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

      stupid assholes

      You seriously need to just stop.

      • bonestock94

        stop getting trolled

      • first time long time

        whats the big deal? the way they played that game they deserve it (except cano)

        • Kit

          Calling them assholes is: a) pointless because regardless of the result, they’re in the post season, b) childish, c) really stupid. Your words don’t affect them, but we unfortunately, read your garbage, and it’s annoying, so stop.

          • first time long time

            so you can honestly say that you arent frustrated by the way they played? honestly they (other than cano) played like little leauguers today. they deserve to be called names, even if it does nothing. you get payed millions of dollars dont bobble the effing ball. you make millions of dollars put the ball in play when the bases are loaded instead of striking out like a moron. its your job. and honestly catch a fucking popup. you learn to do that in little league. its probably the only easy play in baseball. the point is this is its inexcusable, unacceptable, pathetic and embarassing, and utterly ugly.

            my rant is over goodnight everyone. i apoligize for the obnoxiousness.

            • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

              They’re not fucking video games.

              • first time long time

                no but they are grown men. they shouldnt get tired for playing 2 leisurely ball games in one day. i mean seriously there are people in the army fighting in the war and getting shot at. they lose limbs. they lose lives. they get injured physically and emotionally. and these silly baseball players get tired out from playing baseball. these guys wouldnt last 1 day in the army.

                • first time long time

                  seriously though, why do you get so annoyed when people call the yankees names? i remember when you got annoyed when i said “greatest closer my ass” when rivera blew a save? people get frustrated it happens. honestly, what is the big deal?

                  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

                    Because it’s immature and they can’t hear you. And that Mariano thing was just silly, he’s far and away the greatest closer in the history of baseball even if he blew one dumb save.

                    Yes, people get frustrated. I get frustrated, so does pretty much everyone else. But somehow everyone else manages to restrain themselves and not call the team they friggin’ root for “stupid assholes.”

                    • first time long time

                      1. that was the 3rd blown save in a month hes better than that (and telling me to stfu was pretty silly)
                      2. im sorry but i personally feel that judging from the way they’ve played lately they deserve to be insulted. you want my respect, dont play stupid baseball. the team gets paid 200 million dollars. earn it

            • Kit

              First of all, I wasn’t frustrated or annoyed by the way they played. They had scrubs filling in some spots and playing defense where our line up is usually solid. Those scrubs don’t get paid millions. The ones that do are our big producers who shouldn’t kill themselves to win a game that means nothing. They were obviously tired. Playing two games in one day is exhausting. It’s not “inexcusable, unacceptable, pathetic and embarrassing.” It’s a late September game that means all of zero.

              • first time long time

                i would hardly classify getting a hit with the bases loaded as “killing themselves”

                • Kit

                  How about taking into account that hits aren’t automatic? You think they go out there thinking “Hey, I don’t want a hit. So I’ll just swing through whatever crap they throw at me. AND I’LL STRIKE OUT.” No. That’s not how the game is played.

                  • first time long time

                    obviously i dont think that and they dont do it on purpose but honestly every time they load the bases they draw a walk and then bail the pitcher out. honestly, considering its their job it should not be too difficult to get a hit. i mean the other team has no problems getting hits off our pitchers so why should it be a problem for our hitters to get hits off their pitchers?

                    • Kit

                      Because we only had our weakest pitchers available for the second game, of course it’s not difficult to get hits off them. Don’t compare the Boston pitchers to the Yankees relief pitchers. They’re in two completely different classes and they did get hits off Boston pitchers as well as walks. Not all things are made equal. You don’t get a hit just because the other team did. Again, not the way the game is played.

                      You know who insults the players in their team? Bandwagon fans who only love a team when it wins. If you’re a real fan, you learn to take the good with the bad and accept that your team can’t be phenomenal all the time. They’re human. They make mistakes. They’re not robots built for the sole purpose of making money and playing baseball. Be a mature adult about the situation instead of being a child about a meaningless loss. And I’ll bold that for you, just in case you require some comprehension help: Meaningless game.

                      Now in the future, please calm down with the posts.

                    • first time long time

                      “they’re human they make mistakes”
                      not getting a hit with the bases loaded is not making a mistake. its being bad at your job. if it happens once in a while fine it happens. but after a whole month of leaving runners on nonsense im sick of it.

                    • Kit

                      So if it bothers you so much, stop watching the games. Plain and simple.

    • Not Tank the Frank

      CAAAAT FIIIIIIGHT!!!!

  • Greg

    Yankees beaten by the Pawsox.

    Congrats Tampa

    • Ray the Anti-Handle

      And they did it against Scranton pitchers. Your point?

      • All Star Carl

        A-Rod Cano Tex Grandy BG Kearns Puma = Scranton.

        • Ray the Anti-Handle

          This is full of so much reading comprehension fail.

          • All Star Carl

            1:30 in the morning I can’t help it.

      • Greg

        Ivan Nova started in the Majors
        Royce Ring has pitched in the Majors before
        SO has Mitre.

        • Ray the Anti-Handle

          Jed Lowrie has played in the Majors before.
          Bill Hall has played in the Majors before.
          Daniel Nava has played in the Majors before.
          Robert Manuel has pitched in the Majors before.
          Eric Patterson has played in the Majors before.

          Do I need to go on or do you see how laughably flawed your argument is?

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

    about damn time

  • Adam

    Really…awards to give out? For what?

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

    Thank goodness that’s over.

  • Graig not Craig

    Go Royals. Go Yankees. Go to bed.

  • JM

    oh well, in the time it takes to type it, it’s done, good night…see you in minnesota

  • Avi

    ALL of you would rather play Texas than Minnesota?

    • Kit

      I think the consensus is “We don’t care who we play. We can beat ‘em.”

      • Avi

        Yes, I agree.
        Why is everyone worked up over this game?

        • Kit

          I don’t know who this “everyone” is, but a good portion of us really were watching this as zen baseball.

          • Avi

            Ok good.
            Onto important things: i wouldn’t start granderson against Liriano (check out grandy’s numbers vs him).
            I’d like to see Gardner in CF and Kearns in Left.
            Wait, did i just say i wanna see Austin Kearns play?

        • first time long time

          because they left plenty of runners on base, the defense was terrible, pitching wasnt that great, but wasnt terrible (aside from nova) and we really couls’ve/should’ve won that game

          • Kit

            Could have, should have, would have. It doesn’t matter. Not an important game at all.

            • Avi

              Granderson VS Liriano:
              4-22 with 12 K’s, 2 BB’s and a homer

              • Hughesus Christo

                Who cares. I want my CF playing CF.

        • a plethora of pinatas

          because it’s the fucking red sox

  • King of the Troglodytes

    How is a .240 hitter like Bill Hall 10 for his last 20 against the Yanks?

    • Carlosologist

      Oh hey it’s you. Great. -___-

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

      It’s 20 at-bats. Lots of crazy stuff can happen in that small amount of at-bats. Don’t get worked up over it.

      • King of the Troglodytes

        Just seems like a lot of weak hitting guys have had the Yanks number this year. Makes me wonder if they skimp on scouts.

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

          Every team has some weak hitters that have big years against them for no apparent reason every single season. 162 games, weird stuff is bound to happen. It’s indicative of nothing.

          • King of the Troglodytes

            But very painful to watch…

          • Dream of Electric Sheep

            Mike, Hall has 18 dingerz !

  • Roy Munsons Rent

    “We’re number 3!”

    • JM

      lol

  • Adam

    I am going to go cry myself to sleep…oh wait, it was a meaningless, second to last game of the season. I will sleep soundly and hope for Brackman tomorrow.

    • Graig not Craig

      They should start Brackman and pitch him 9 innings no matter what happens.

  • Jon in CUO

    I can has Brackman tomorrow?

  • Jerome S

    So wait, no one wants to win the division?!?!
    Maddon: No, you.
    Girardi: No you!

  • King of the Troglodytes

    Worst first place team ever!

    • Ray the Anti-Handle

      Hey! It’s you!

    • Kit

      No one but you cares.

      • Kit

        *That only bothers you.

        I apologize for the horrible sentence before that.

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

      Hey, it’s you! Also, that isn’t even remotely true

  • Roy Munsons Rent

    You know it’s a shitty game when a pooch single with the infield drawn in was the “drive” of the game.

  • first time long time

    yet another game in which a blown call by the ump lost us the game. thats the 3rd one since august. i know its a meaningless game but COME ON!!its your job get the call right you stupid moron

    • Jerome S

      I know that the Yankees have won at least that many on blown calls.

  • Carlosologist

    At least I get to keep my shoe. If Cervelli hits his first and last HR of the season tomorrow then I’m fucked.

    • Kit

      Damn. I was looking forward to making you eat it…

      • Hughesus Christo

        TWSS

        /canthelpit

  • Jon in CUO

    Worst meaningless game loss ever.

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

      I don’t know about “worst”. It was definitely one of the uglier games I can remember.

  • Leo

    It sucks being unemployed. Normally, I would’ve gone out to a bar or club like most Saturday nights and I would’ve missed this atrocious game.

  • mustang

    Wow! 4 for 37 with men in scoring position.
    Damn!

  • Big Stein

    Now I’m convinced, the Yanks don’t want the division.

    I mean, Girardi went with Ring and Nova instead of his favorite Gaudin to end the game.

  • Graig not Craig

    If Tex is on first and Jeter at short – the Yanks win that game. They will be there for the playoffs.

    • first time long time

      wouldnt necessarily go that far but berkman and nunez did make some costly plays. whatever im like already over it

  • Dream of Electric Sheep

    The biggest thing I got out this game , AJ pitched like the same AJ. I have zero confidences in the guy going into the playoffs.

    • first time long time

      come on compared to how hes pitched of late i thought he was acceptable. he was just on the other side of bad luck, defense, and umpiring

    • Kit

      That’s too bad, because he will probably be there, whether any of us like it or not.

      • Dream of Electric Sheep

        he will. same AJ though, lack of command, basically operating on his FB alone for the entire game against a C lineup. It’s amazing to me at this point , team doesn’t score on him as oppose to the other way around.

  • first time long time

    4 errors??? FOUR??? im not even gona say it. you all know what im gona say. i dont need to say it.

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

      And yet, by leaving this comment, you are saying it

      • first time long time

        no what i wasnt saying was that 4 errors is unacceptable, inexcusaable, pathetic and embarassing, and utterly ugly

        • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

          And you have to remember that the guys making the errors aren’t going to be playing the field during meaningful games later this week and that the Yanks weren’t going to risk injury in the second game of a double header that was game 161 of the regular season when a playoff spot is locked up. It’s all about perspective.

          • first time long time

            thats true. but my problem is that cervelli will, in fact, play in the post season. i mean thats the 3rd time hes dropped a popup passed balls i understand, but popups? really?

            • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

              The two teams were at the ballpark were well over 12 hours. It happens. If you really want to get that worked up, look at going 1 for 16 with runners in scoring position.

              But honestly, they’re in the playoffs. None of this matters much.

              • first time long time

                thats true. but honestly they really need to go back to their old selves with the bases loaded. i honestly cannot remember the last time they got a hit. just annoying

    • Ray the Anti-Handle

      I think you’ve already said something along the lines of what you were going to say. I also think you need to relax and take a moment to breathe. It’s a baseball game that doesn’t have that much meaning to it. Reading your posts during this game freaked me out. I was imagining you sitting there hyperventilating.

      So just take a deeeep breathe and remind yourself that it’s just a game.

      • Graig not Craig

        Talking her off the ledge?

    • Graig not Craig

      Errors were by Berkman (2) Cervelli and Burnett with a makeable play at short missed by Nunez. How many of these players will be fielding in the playoffs? Zero. No worries.

      • FIPster Doofus

        Cervelli and Burnett will.

    • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

      You’re getting way too worked up over a game lost by the Yankee scrubs to the Red Sox scrubs. Big deal.

      • first time long time

        the truth is though, at least half of the yankees lineup werent scrubs. the only scrubs on the yankees were nunez, kearns, and cervelli and yet they still lost to the sox. they really need to get it together.

  • Big Stein

    Meh.

    Let Rays deal with CLee.

  • JM

    They really don’t deserve the division with play like tonight. Hard to watch so much talent wasted on less than a number one placement. Any haters out there who say yanks “buy” championships obviously never saw games like this. Now they got me all wound up, can’t sleep.

    • Kit

      No team “deserves” anything. You earn it. Plain and simple. And if they earn it, it’s theirs, and rightfully so. If they don’t, it’s Tampa’s and they earned it. That “don’t deserve it” claim is old and it’s nonsense.

  • Roy Munsons Rent

    Burnett actually wasn’t awful tonight, he got out of a jam or two…I stilldon’t trust him in a playoff game and I know it was against the Paw Sox but at least he went 6 IP.

  • first time long time

    Positives from this game: cano, burnett got out of jams and didnt have any meltdowns, like ben said the guys that made the errors wont be here in the post season

    negatives: austin kearns, eveything else

    oh well we play in like 11 hours. you win some you lose some. and thankfully the one we lost was meaningless cus were already in the playoffs