Apr
15

Game 12: Jackie Robinson Day

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(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

I never saw Jackie Robinson play, I’m way too young for that. But his impact is obviously still felt, and in honor of him and what he accomplished, all players and field personnel will wear his number 42 during today’s games. Mariano Rivera won’t need a new uniform of course, since he’s the last player in baseball history to don the number on an everyday basis. With any luck, we’ll be seeing that number 42 jog out to the mound later tonight to preserve a win. Here’s the lineup…

Derek Jeter, SS
Nick Swisher, RF
Mark Teixeira, 1B
Alex Rodriguez, 3B
Robinson Cano, 2B
Andruw Jones, LF
Jorge Posada, DH
Russell Martin, C
Curtis Granderson, CF

Ivan Nova, C

Wow, look at that nearly symmetrical lineup. Turn that sucker sideways and you have a pseudo-bell curve, at least until you get to Granderson at the bottom. Anyway, you can watch this game locally on YES or nationally on MLB Network when it begins shortly after 7pm ET. Enjoy.

Phil Hughes Update: In case you missed it earlier, the Yankees are sending Hughes to the disabled list with what they termed a “dead arm phase.”

Categories : Game Threads
  • http://www.twitter.com/jordansmed JGS

    I’ve always felt that Jackie Day focuses too much on Robinson himself. While he is obviously deserving of honor, all the commemorations tend to forget about all the other pioneers. How about every team wears the number of their first black player? Then again, that would just embarrass the Red Sox. I’m ok with that.

    • Tom Zig

      So the Red Sox would all wear Mike Cameron’s #?

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

        Well, Pumpsie Green wore #12, currently worn by pasty pale Jed Lowrie.

        • Tom Zig

          Funny thing is that it took 12 years from Jackie Robinson’s debut for the Red Sox to play a black person.

          Conspiracy?

          • Poopy Pants

            It took the Yankees 9 years. 9 players on the field and 9 in a batting lineup. I was a Navy Seal.

            • Tom Zig

              A bird in hand is worth two in the bush.

              • steven118

                you sir are a gentleman and a schoolar

            • Hall and Nokes

              Why wouldn’t the Yankees wear #3?

    • 28 this year

      That would be cool, every team wearing the number of their first black player. I would like that.

  • Burt Bondy

    Little known fact: Russell Martin has caught every single inning the Yankees have played this season. I sent Michael Kay an email so hopefully he mentions this gem on the air tonight.

  • Cy Pettitte

    slightly OT, but I have to say, #JohnSterlingCallingHistory is the best twitter hash tag ever
    I encourage everyone to read through them, simply hilarious

    • Tom Zig

      Those are hilarious

  • Urban

    Memo To: Andy Pettitte

    Subject: Help

    Really, we promise never to even mention Brett Favre if you decide your bored right now and are looking for something fun to do, like being a MLB pitcher while making millions and millions of dollars.

    • Poopy Pants

      He has a trial to attend, no?

      • Dice-Klay

        it only takes 10 seconds to say rocket was juiced.

    • bexy on another computer

      Waaaaah

  • Total

    Ivan Nova’s catching?

    • Tom Zig

      Good thing we have two catchers, maybe Joba won’t throw any more wild pitches.

  • Dice-Klay

    Fenway moves their fences and creates new bullpen seating section in honor of Jackie Robinson.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PnNBLWA-Sk

  • Chris

    all players and field personnel will wear his number 42 during today’s games.

    I find it funny that at first Griffey (I believe) had to ask specific permission to wear 42 on Jackie Robinson day, and now it’s to the point where everyone is wearing 42.

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosological Carlosologist

    Kick some ass tonight guys. Revenge for last October.

  • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

    So happy Yanks are early Saturday game and FOX game is the late afternon game. Yanks are on MLB ticket tomorrow (I live in Chicago)

    • YankeesJunkie

      Is MLB ticket like MLB Extra Innings.

      • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

        MLB Ticket comes over my cable service…every game…what a waste for me as I only watch the Yanks.

  • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

    Hey, is that Mo starting a game? I guess that’s a nice way to compensate for Hughesy. JK

  • Esteban

    I think the Rangers may have surpassed the Angels as the my second most hated team.

  • Esteban

    Andrus is coming into this series with a .256 OBP. I say he gets on base 8 times this weekend.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Russell!

  • Esteban

    Huzzah a decent defensive catcher!

  • YankeesJunkie

    What a rocket from Martin.

  • Cy Pettitte

    SuperNova

  • Pinstripes in Cali

    Hey is that Mo playing Second Base?

    • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

      He’s bugs bunny tonight playing EVERY position.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Nice K by Nova.

    So how are the rest of the people with nothing else this evening doing?

    • Esteban

      Nothing else… for now.

      • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

        it is kind of early…love Central time…watch game and still have a nice evening out…

  • Pinstripes in Cali

    I’m about to go to the Coliseum to see the Tigers throttle the A’s. Should be fun.

    • YankeesJunkie

      Best part is you can have an entire section for you and your guests!

  • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Matt Imbrogno

    Over/Under: 1.5 balls to the OF from Jeter

    • Pinstripes in Cali

      Under, for sure. 0.

    • Cy Pettitte

      does that count? lol

      • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Matt Imbrogno

        Haha, I mean landing in the OF.

      • Pinstripes in Cali

        Errors are going to be Jeet’s salvation this year. Announcer said it was an infield hit. Looked like it to me.

  • Esteban

    Good thing for a lefty to get Gardner out of the top of the lineup

  • Cy Pettitte

    lol c’mon you gotta throw strikes to Jeter

  • Pastadivingarod

    Revenge series look for the yankees to lay the wood to them

  • Dave

    Jeter just adding to his hilarious(ly sad) spray chart.

    • YankeesJunkie

      All happiness of a Jeter hit is extinguished.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Nice try by Kinsler. I remember something like that, that actually worked in the 1995 ALDS series on DVD.

  • OldYanksFan

    It’s the ole blind-luck-seeing-eye-ground-ball hit for Jeter…

  • Pastadivingarod

    Jeter should be on third

  • Pinstripes in Cali

    Wouldn’t it have been nice and elegant if Pettitte had stuck it out 1 more, Jeet had signed a 1 year contract, same as Mo, and they all retired together? That would’ve been class.

    • OldYanksFan

      Certainly better then Jeter getting DFA’d in 2013.

  • Greg

    Jays up 3-0 on the Sox already

    • Greg

      Hang on it might be reviewed

  • Tom Zig

    3R HR to Adam Lind off Buchholz

    #RegressionIsAColdBitch

    • Pinstripes in Cali

      Buchholz=Hughes?

    • bonestock94

      Regression for both of them

  • Pastadivingarod

    Abomb from arod

  • YankeesJunkie

    A-Rod ready to come in with another solid hit most likely!

  • YankeesJunkie

    I am sort of surprised that A-Rod did not hit .400 after 10 games in 07′.

  • Greg

    The homerun was overturned

  • Pinstripes in Cali

    A Bomb from A-Rod, indeed.

  • OldYanksFan

    Group Question:
    Opinions on the Sox signing AGon for 7/$154m….
    and the heels of signing Crawford for 7/$142m.

    • Pinstripes in Cali

      Their underperformance right now is a statistical anomaly. Give it a month or two and we’ll see how much of a bad idea it was. There will also be another re-evaluation in about 6 years when AGon will be 35 and Crawford 36, each getting over 20 $20m/yr to suck as bad as Jeter does.

    • YankeesJunkie

      A-Gon has a wOBA away from home of .393 which is more representative of his actual skills and since he has good power to all fields, a solid eye, and fairly solid defense his value will depreciate slowly while prices inflate. Crawford on the other hand, if he loses speed he loses defense which is a main part of his value and does not have that solid power or eye to fall back on. A-Gon is a solid deal, Crawford wait and see, especially the last three years.

  • Pastadivingarod

    Gardy would have almost caught that

  • Cy Pettitte

    that 2-2 pitch had way too much of the plate

  • http://twitter.com/reywtf Rey22

    It feels weird to watch #42 pitch and not utterly dominate.

  • Hall and Nokes

    When do the two-strike hits begin?

    Oh good, here.

  • cjc

    strikes = good

  • Pastadivingarod

    Lol at hamilton in a sling
    (doing antlers gesture)

  • Esteban

    I still don’t see how that slide broke Hamilton’s arm.

    • cjc

      weak bones drink more milk

  • Pinstripes in Cali

    Nova has pretty much exclusively pitched 4-seamers… good velo, for sure, but… where’s the finesse? Curve? New cutter-thing? His only variance has been a couple of changeups, and they seem to have figured ou thte 4-seamer

    • Cy Pettitte

      hasn’t he always done that? throws a ton of FBs the first time through the line up, the the 2nd time he starts mixing in a lot of offspeed

      • Pinstripes in Cali

        Well both hits and the sac came off the 4-seamer… maybe it’s time to play around with that a little….

  • Esteban

    The prototypical 3-4-3 to end the inning.

    • YankeesJunkie

      Pretty sure Tex and Robbie had that planned out for their 2011 GG bids.

  • Esteban

    Mauer fo sho

  • YankeesJunkie

    Considering how new to prospects that I am. Who is the greatest prospect within the last 20 years or so and if so what made them so special?

    • Esteban

      Yankees or all MLB?

      ARod probably for all MLB

      • YankeesJunkie

        No, A-Rod seems the one to stand out, but I remember the raves going out guys like Adam Dunn.

      • Joba’s grunts and farts

        He is still in the minors his name is JESUS

    • Cy Pettitte

      Brien Taylor?

      • Esteban

        Bam Bam Meulens.

  • Joba’s grunts and farts

    Sado first ball fastball hitting last night

  • Joba’s grunts and farts

    Twice he walks kinsler WTF

  • YankeesJunkie

    While Jackie Robinson is one of the most influential players in MLB history I feel that the day dedicated to him really shadows all the great early African-American players like Lary Doby, Satchel Paige, and the great amount of other African-American players.

    • Pat D

      Who are they?

      /ignorant ten year old’d

      • YankeesJunkie

        Lary Doby (first AL African-American player when both leagues were still very separate entities), Satchel Paige, and even guys like Elston Howard all contributed a lot to progress to MLB. There is no day for the Japanese or Mexican player and while them coming into the league was important it was not big as the first African-American. However, crediting Jackie Robinson for all this credit is irresponsible as a lot of other people help the cause.

        • Pat D

          Ummmm….I wasn’t being serious. I know very well who they are/were.

          • YankeesJunkie

            Sorry…the drinking, while awesome makes a person stupid.

            • Pat D

              Yes, lay off the booze. It’ll kill ya.

              • YankeesJunkie

                Too late at this point. I am 21 and have been drinking for three years, I will enjoy while my body can handle it.

    • Esteban

      Maybe, but Jackie Robinson endured a lot and took it (mostly) in stride.

      • YankeesJunkie

        Then what about Lary Doby. He went through a shit storm, but yet his name is rarely if ever mentioned outside of a Cleveland broadcast. It is a shame and an utter disgrace.

        • Pat D

          Where did Jackie Robinson play? There’s your answer.

  • Greg

    Nova’s dragging his arm, which is pulling the ball down and away to righties

  • Cy Pettitte

    what the fuck

  • Pat D

    Ooh, I think you could’ve called him safe.

  • bonestock94

    I don’t understand how a professional athlete just loses arm strength. Is it just exhaustion from last season or poor training techniques??

  • Esteban

    dropped like it was hot.

  • Pat D

    I’m getting a tad pissed. Nova can’t even throw the ball to first properly.

  • Esteban

    dern it

  • Greg

    I can name several center fielders who could have caught that.
    That’s on Grandy

    • YankeesJunkie

      Please tell me your joking. Grandy has a great range first of all, second of all the Yankees have been playing shallower this year than last year.

      • Greg

        Good point about being shallow
        Grandy’s approach to the ball (first steps) have come into question on this site

        • YankeesJunkie

          Granderson’s does not take the best routes, however his great speed and athleticism still make up for it and make a well above average CF.

    • Esteban

      En serio? I don’t think you can name any, especially where Granderson had him played.

  • Esteban

    Dere you go Grandy

  • Cy Pettitte

    LOL Cruz

    oh man that was hilarious

  • Pat D

    Keep it in your pants, Kay.

    God, he’s getting worse than Sterling.

  • bonestock94

    Did someone grease the balls today?

  • Esteban

    Wait who said someone hit a HR off Buchholz? Gameday says 0-0 Bot 2 for me. Did they call back the HR?

    • Greg

      Yeah they called it back because it was foul.

  • Cy Pettitte

    why are we bunting

    • Greg

      He’s going to hit it on the ground anyway

      • Greg

        Thanks for listening to me Jeter! Well done!

      • Esteban

        Proved you wrong.

  • bonestock94

    Nice, jeter showing the ability to not ground out

  • Pat D

    Best ball Jeter’s hit all year?

  • YankeesJunkie

    Pretty sure that should count as a HR considering Jeter got it out of the IF.

  • Esteban

    Swishahouse

  • Cy Pettitte

    Swisher! heating up now

  • YankeesJunkie

    Swisher!

  • Cy Pettitte

    god these DPs are killing them

  • Burt Bondy

    Grandy and Swish need to be moved up to the 1-2 spots in the lineup immediately and permanently.

  • Pat D

    Interesting. Could very easily be 3-0 right now.

  • TJSC Troll Doppleganger

    Hats off to Swisher – after struggling mightily with runner on 3rd and less than 2 outs last year, he’s 7-7 so far this year.

    • Esteban

      I’m confused by this handle

      • Kit

        I am also confused. Like that’s not even the correct abbreviation…

  • Pat D

    Jackie, Frank, Brooks, Wilbert.

    • Esteban

      You knew Wilbert?

      • Pat D

        I knew Old Hoss Radbourn.

    • YankeesJunkie

      You fuck! LOL!

  • Greg

    Frank, Brooks, Jackie, and ????

    • Kit

      Wilbert Robinson? I think I saw his name when I went to Cooperstown last year. I thought it was ridiculous so I spent some time in front of his plaque, laughing a little.

  • Esteban

    Jackie
    Brooks
    Frank
    ???

    • Greg

      Apparently WIlbert was a catcher who played in the early 1900s

  • Cy Pettitte

    nice Ivan

  • Esteban

    So smooooth

  • Cy Pettitte

    1-2-3 inning, feels like we haven’t seen one of those from a starter in a loooooooooong time

  • OldYanksFan

    By the way, honoring Jackie is very kool… but at the same time, Larry Dolby keeps getting fucked. He came up very shortly after Jackie, was the ONLY Black man in his league, and probably suffered as much shit as Jackie did. Meanwhile, Jackie is now a famous Icon, while Larry is hardly mentioned.

    • Esteban

      Firsts are always more celebrated.

    • YankeesJunkie

      Absolutely agreed!

  • OldYanksFan

    Hey… can we give Jeter a 1/2 BH for hitting the ball 250′ in the air? I mean really… that’s pretty good.

  • Greg

    Pedroia hits a home run off of Cecil Sox up 1-0 Bot 3

    • Cy Pettitte

      3-0 now after a 2 run jack from the Youka

      • Pat D

        Barf.

  • Pat D

    Instead of replying to everyone, Wilbert Robinson was a catcher from 1886-1902. He played mostly for the National League Baltimore Orioles, and then again for the American League Baltimore Orioles in 1901 and 1902, which became the Yankees.

    He’s in the HOF for his tenure as manager of the Brooklyn Robins from 1914-1931. Yes, they changed the team name from Dodgers/Superbas to Robins while he was the manager. In 1932 they changed back to the Dodgers.

    • Greg

      Kay must read this

      • Pat D

        To hear him just mention/know that Roger Bresnahan invented shin guards almost gave me an aneurysm.

    • Esteban

      But did YOU know this without looking it up?

      • Pat D

        The exact years of his playing career, no.

        The fact that the Dodgers changed their name because he was their manager, and his tenure as manager, yes, I have that memorized.

        • Esteban

          well sir, that is impressive then.

          • Pat D

            Yea, I’ve done the HOF quizzes on Sporcle so many times…

  • http://www.twitter.com/tomzig Tom Zig

    stop with the DPing!

    • Esteban

      In another context, that might seem dirty.

      • YankeesJunkie

        Sadly it the other context where it sounds okay :(

        • Esteban

          Well, that depends…

  • OldYanksFan

    Damn…. it’s a Jeter kind fo day.

  • BigBlueAL

    This current Yankee rotation might be worse then some of the Yankee rotations from the late-80′s/early 90′s.

    • Greg

      No CC is the difference

    • Pat D

      Nope.

      CC>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>anything they had then.

      For that matter, so is Burnett.

    • Esteban

      2008 was no great shakes.

      • BigBlueAL

        I was gonna say 2005 but I felt why not exaggerate some and mention the bad Yankee teams’ rotations lol.

    • YankeesJunkie

      What about 2008? Mussina was awesome, but everyone else was terrible and Rasner and Ponson made 40 starts.

  • OldYanksFan

    Oh by the way….
    I just saw a newsclip of a group of some young Republicans who had a meeting to reclaim the word ‘Gay’. It seems they are very upset that the Gay community has ‘captured’ the word ‘Gay’, and feel it has too positive of a connotation.

    Their suggestion:
    Gay people should be called: “Those that engage in sexual sodomy”.

    Gotta be proud of some of today’s youth.
    (Those that engage in sexual sodomy!)

    • Pat D

      Too positive a connotation? Do they even know its original definition????

      I feel another aneurysm coming on.

  • Cy Pettitte

    can we stop giving them free runs please?

    • Pat D

      It’s April 15. Consider them part of a refund.

  • Cy Pettitte

    ok I’ve seen enough of you Ivan

  • Burt Bondy

    Nova’s about to lose the ballgame. He needs to be taken out.

  • TSJC Troll Doppleganger

    Time to get the kid Pendleton up in the pen

  • Greg

    I keep hearing about our farm system. It seems like the Red Sox have gotten great pitchers from their farm system. What happened to ours?

    • Dave

      Tee. Hee.

      • Greg

        I’m serious. Where’s our Jon Lester?

        • TSJC Troll Doppleganger

          In this year’s draft – his name is Gerrit Cole

          • Greg

            Do we still have the draft rights or is he going to go to the Astros or Pirates at 1 or 2?

            • Pat D

              If the Pirates don’t take him at #1, they’re pretty insane.

        • bonestock94

          Uhhh, their current crop of really good pitching prospects are really young and just starting AAA. Noesi and Nova are pretty much ready but not very highly regarded. Their last good crop was Joba, Kennedy, and Hughes. Hughes has shown good stuff but is injured, Kennedy netted us Grandy and Joba is a reliever now.

    • Burt Bondy

      We traded away Phil Coke who pitched 7 scoreless the other day. If only we had kept him and developed him into a starter but we can’t develop starters anymore. Since Pettitte whose arm haven’t we destroyed? Wang- destroyed. Joba- bullpen. Hughes- Dead arm. Nova- Can’t get through the 5th inning.

      • Pat D

        Too early to call Hughes destroyed.

      • bonestock94

        Phil Coke will not be a good starter, that’s a tiny sample size.

        • Greg

          I will agree with that. I thought the Tigers were insane to do that

      • Esteban

        You’re gonna mourn for having lost Coke after 1 start? C’mon

        • OldYanksFan

          Plus, Nova will be better then Coke.
          The last 3 runs came on ONE hit.
          He has good enough stuff, physical and mental to be a good #5, and possibly a #4.

    • Esteban

      Joba, Phil, and Robertson HAVE produced in the majors. Kennedy and Coke are also in the majors.
      Banuelos should be good, and we’ll see what we get from Brackman and Betances.

      • Greg

        I know they’ve produced. Just not to the extent that Lester has? I wont put Buchholz on this list because he is in the middle.

  • Pat D

    Get him out of there. Can’t throw a good strike.

  • Esteban

    DOOM AND GLOOM

  • jorge brosada

    Dammit Nova, I can’t stand the fucking rangers

  • bonestock94

    Thank god for this offense is all I can say…

  • cjc

    oh look another 4 inning from a starter this rotation awful

  • Pat D

    Right, Kay, because you want your bullpen to have to throw 5 innings every game and as if they’ll be able to keep doing this by June.

  • BigBlueAL

    Another nice long outing by a Yankee SP.

  • bonestock94

    Damn, I wanted Noesi

  • YankeesJunkie

    At least Burnett and CC are giving the Yankees some length, but jeez!

  • Pat D

    We’re getting clawed and antlered to death.

  • jorge brosada

    oh my god these wild pitches are killing us

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Bring back Sean Henn.

    • BigBlueAL

      Ed Yarnall.

      • Pat D

        That one, too.

    • Pat D

      There’s a name that I have to have re-surgically removed from my memory.

    • YankeesJunkie

      Sean Henn as a starter was the FUCKING BEST!

  • aRX

    wtf?

  • http://danielslifka.wordpress.com Jerome S.

    fuck.

  • Pat D

    How many fucking wild pitches and balls in the dirt is this so far??

  • Cy Pettitte

    holy shit, enough with the free runs, this is fucking ridiculous

    • Pat D

      Like I said, it’s their way of giving out tax refunds!

  • jorge brosada

    These wild pitches are insane, we are practically handing out runs

  • cjc

    this game is borderline unwatchable

  • Pat D

    And once again I have to listen to my dad bitch about DRob being no good because he can’t throw strikes consistently.

  • Dave

    A comedy of errors.

  • Esteban

    Yay for Wild Pitches and Passed Balls!

  • Greg

    I know its early, but I dont see us making the playoffs. Not with this staff.

    • Pat D

      Yea, it’s definitely early. Not even worth saying something like this yet.

      • Greg

        Hey I see what I see. I may be wrong, but I see what I see

        • Pat D

          I’m not saying I really disagree with you. But, jeez, there’s 150 games to go and so many things that can happen between now and then.

    • a plethora of pinatas

      Only now you noticed?

    • JerseyDutch

      End that sentence at the comma and you’re right.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Noesi sighting

  • aRX

    3 runs, ONE HIT. That was a disaster.

  • Esteban

    Looks like there’ll have to be another comeback

  • Greg

    Thinking about it, the great starting pitchers the Yankees have developed have been lefties: Ford, Guidry and Pettitte

    • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

      manbam (hopefully)

    • YankeesJunkie
      • Pat D

        Stop it!!!!

        • YankeesJunkie

          One of those Yankees are HOF and two are multiple HOF, I don’t what is the rate for the other clubs are.

          • Pat D

            No, I just meant the Sean Henn mentions.

    • Esteban

      Those are really good pitchers! How many great lefties have there been? The Yankees can’t develop all the good players.

      • Greg

        I’m just noticing a pattern man. I’m not a scientist. There are other great lefties. It just seems odd to me that the memorable ones that the Yankees have developed were lefties

        • Pat D

          That might have a lot to do with the stadium, frankly.

          • Greg

            That thought crossed my mind

        • YankeesJunkie

          If this were right hander pitchers that is one thing, but find clubs that have done better or worse with such a small sample size in LHP.

          • Esteban

            I misunderstood his point.

        • Esteban

          I think I misunderstood your point

  • JerseyDutch

    That could have been better.

  • Cy Pettitte

    you sit your ass down boone logan

  • aRX

    This would be a very good ime to score some runs. Think back to yesterday, and basically do THAT again.

  • OldYanksFan

    I think baseball caps with earflaps should be outlawed.

    • Pat D

      Why? Not like they should have to freeze.

  • Pat D

    Ha ha ha! Making fun of Dallas.

  • aRX

    …fuck you Andrus.

  • Cy Pettitte

    holy shit are you fucking kidding me? every time they get set up for a god inning someone GIDPs, this is a joke

  • V

    Derek Jeter – can’t hit, can’t field, can’t run. $51M over 3 years.

    Wow.

    • Pat D

      Don’t forget that 4th year!

  • jorge brosada

    Great, can’t have a good game without a Jeter GIDP!

  • Burt Bondy

    Another DP, no surprise it came from Jeter. Grandy and Swish need to be 1-2 in the lineup. Joe refuses to make any bold moves.

  • Esteban

    Well, Derek Jeter only hits ground balls and is slow now. Yippee.

  • JerseyDutch

    I do believe Jeter could ground into a double play if he was in the stadium by himself hitting balls off a tee…

    • rek4gehrig

      LOL

    • Pat D

      Yea, he plays with ghost runners and ghost fielders.

  • Fan24

    Dude. Jeter is no longer allowed to swing. At anything. Ever.

  • Kostas

    Man, does not look like their night. Jeter was robbed.

  • Pat D

    Logan’s back! And he needs work!

    /Mr.T’d

  • Kostas

    All you bitching about Jeter are like someone winning the lottery and bitching because your paid in Twenties instead of Hundreds.

    So glad he has sucked his entire career… #ungratefulfans

    • Esteban

      So we should pretend he’s still the player he was 10 years ago, to be grateful?

      • Kostas

        I am saying there as more support for that fat steroid fuck Giambi than there is now for Jeter. I think he has proven himself not to warrant being relegated to being treated like Fat Papi was in Boston. But I could be wrong because this is NY and assholes even boo’d ARod. So, I guess your right. He sucks and should be DFA’d.

        • Esteban

          What are yo even talking about? What comments do you want people to make now that Jeter’s playing poorly? This is a game thread. People make comments about what’s going on. Jeter’s not playing well and has hit 1st or 2nd all year and is 36. You expect people to say nothing?

    • V

      This is idiotic.

      You don’t pay someone for what they did for the last decade. You pay for what they are going to do for you. It was obvious that paying Jeter more than $10M for 1 year was waaaaaaaay overpaying, and now we’re stuck with an automatic out batting 2nd for 3 years, and not able to spend that money filling actual holes on the team.

      • Kostas

        No doubt his contract was absurd for where he is at in his career. But blaming him, as many do, and stating in dollars is stupid. Blame Cashman, Yankee ownership, etc. And name one sport where players are NOT paid for past performance.

        • http://danielslifka.wordpress.com Jerome S.

          Alaskan Baseball.

          • Kostas

            Now that is funny!

    • jorge brosada

      I’m not ungrateful for what Jeter has done. He’s still one of my favorite yankees. It’s just obvious that he isn’t the player that he once was, and I get frustrated seeing him hurt the team at the top of the order every game just because he’s Derek Jeter. Not to mention all the GIDPs…

    • Kostas

      And for that matter, I would like, then, to see more bitching about Granderson and his ineffectiveness. Gardner, Robertson…. There are many Yankees that are being paid for past performance and are completely underperforming – not named Jeter.

      • Esteban

        Are you crazy? People complain about whatever players aren’t playing well.

        • Kostas

          ok. i will do searches for all game threads this year to see how many Grany sucks, Robertson sucks etc exist – of course ignoring trolls, since there are many that clog these threads.

      • http://danielslifka.wordpress.com Jerome S.

        Gardner’s being paid, like, minimum wage. I’m pretty sure he has a gig at McDonald’s on the side.

    • JerseyDutch

      We love Jeter. We just wish he’d get some hits.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    …And now Logan’s pitching. At this point, not even a ninja turtle snuggie can cheer me up.

    • Pat D

      I would have held out for that Transformers one.

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        At least I have YankeesJunkie to remember the good times with Sean Henn.

        • Pat D

          *sudden ringing in ears*

          *pain in left arm*

  • jorge brosada

    Boone Logan…worst LOOGY ever

  • rek4gehrig

    O lookey, a walk by Logan

  • dkidd

    even kay is grumpy with logan

  • V

    Lol, what are they chanting? “We want…”?

  • Cy Pettitte

    can we get Mike Harkey on the mound? maybe he can throw strikes

  • dkidd

    in logan’s case, what does LOOGY stand for?

    • Cy Pettitte

      Lefty one on guy

      he comes in and puts the lefties on base

      • dkidd

        leaving old obsessive girardi yearning (for feliciano)

  • Pat D

    Thank God for The Ricky Gervais Show.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      +1

      • Pat D

        Karl wanted to be called “Brett” and his parents agreed. But then he forgot he wanted to be called “Brett,” much to his parents’ exasperation.

        Needless to say, Ricky cracked up in hysterics.

        • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

          Ricky’s laugh is the greatest thing to ever exist on this planet.

          • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

            Not including the T-Rex, of course.

          • Pat D

            Wow, even Karl laughed at the end of the episode.

  • cjc

    the only thing worse than the yankees pitching tonight is the rangers

    new york rangers that is

    • cjc

      I take it back the whole team has looked like shit tonight still not as bad as the NY rangers

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. I just felt like saying that.

  • jorge brosada

    Come on Teix your better than that…

    • Kostas

      Probably Jeter’s fault because they bat so close in the order.

      • Esteban

        I think it’s your fault.

      • JerseyDutch

        Someone didn’t get their nap this afternoon.

        • Kostas

          you might be right

  • dkidd

    aceves vulturing a win from buchholz

  • Cy Pettitte

    Pendleton to the rotation

  • Esteban

    Lance Pendleton in the building.

  • Esteban

    Getting them with the 88 MPH heat.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Pendleton for president

  • jorge brosada

    Lance Pendleton, Lets go.

  • Simon

    Lance gave ‘em no chance!

  • Dice-Klay

    Cash should have pulled the trigger on Rich Haren

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Is that the offspring of Rich Harden and Dan Haren?

      • Pat D

        +1.

  • jorge brosada

    Andrus looks like such a douche with that hat on. I just wanna punch him in the face

    • Pat D

      He doesn’t look as douche-y as Chone Figgins and the other Angels infielders in the ALCS.

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        This. Times two.

  • Simon

    Robbie Cano dont’cha know!

  • jorge brosada

    Fucking GIDPs, i cant stand this

    • Simon

      Yup absolutely, just rally killers.

  • http://danielslifka.wordpress.com Jerome S.

    unfuckFUCKINGbelievable.

  • Cy Pettitte

    hole e fucking shit

  • OldYanksFan

    5 DPs? It should be Derek Jeter Day. Everyone wears #2.

    • a plethora of pinatas

      lol

  • BigBlueAL

    Someone above said why cant the Yankees develop SP’s like the Red Sox, I think he meant like the Rangers.

  • http://www.newyorkstateofsports.com Adam

    What’s Lance Pendleton’s real number? for when i buy my LP jersey obviously

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    It could be worse…we could be 2-9.

  • http://danielslifka.wordpress.com Jerome S.

    Fire Cashman, Girardi. Maybe Levine too. Also, Jeter.

    • Pat D

      Fire Levine and Lonn Trost before Cashman.

      • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

        This. This. This.

      • http://danielslifka.wordpress.com Jerome S.

        Steinbrenner should run the team himself, just like the good old days.

  • Pat D

    A good Rule V player?

    How ’bout Johan Santana?

  • Cy Pettitte

    Everyone says the Yankees cant develop pitchers? how about ace Lance Pendleton

    suck on that haters

    • a plethora of pinatas

      Cy Harrison is still better

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Tip of the cap to Mr. Pendleton.

  • JerseyDutch

    ZOMG!!1 GET PENDLETON IN TEH ROTATIONS!!1!11

  • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    I’m late to this but I bet my friend 20 bucks Jeter will GIDP on a particular PA. Easiest bet ever.

    • a plethora of pinatas

      your friend = not to smart

      • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

        Wasn’t a Yankee fan luckily for me.

  • NJYankeeFan

    After this start by Nova, I’m afraid to say we’re about 2-3 weeks away from having a starting rotation of CC, AJ, Garcia, Colon and Silva.

    • Pat D

      And Millwood as swingman!!

      Veteran presents!!!!

      • NJYankeeFan

        That’s gonna be tough to watch.

        • TSJC Troll Doppleganger

          Bring back the Ponz, Sidney Ponson! Can the Yanks buy Darrell Rasner’s contract back from Japan?

  • Pat D

    Hey, Michael, it’s still 5-2.

    • Cy Pettitte

      I was waiting for that to be caught in front of the warning track, lol

  • Cy Pettitte

    cured

    let’s hope this gets them going

  • jorge brosada

    Absolutely crushed, at least someone’s doing something

  • a plethora of pinatas

    GIDP again?

  • jorge brosada

    yay for Jeter infield hits

  • Cy Pettitte

    another infield hit for the captain, lol

  • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Wait I totally blacked out the Jeter negotiations because I knew nothing good can come out of it.

    Please tell me there’s not a player option. Please.

    • OldYanksFan

      Yup…4th year, Jeter’s call.

    • Cy Pettitte

      it’s a player option, I believe

    • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      Wow fucking terrible. Thanks though.

  • OldYanksFan

    Nuts… Squirrel… Blind…

  • Cy Pettitte

    fucking kill me

  • V

    O. M. G.

    For 6 at bats in the game, the Yankees would have been better off not taking the bats off their shoulders.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      i didn’t watch a lot of the game. I know Jeter, Swish and Cano has one. Anyone else?

    • Josh

      Gardner should have been in the lineup.

  • JerseyDutch

    On the bright side, the Rangers have used up all their DPs for this series.

    • a plethora of pinatas

      not really, Jeter will be leading off tomorrow

      • JerseyDutch

        Hmm, that’s true.

  • OldYanksFan

    Meanwhile, Ace Jenks gives up 4 in 1/3 IP. J’s up over Sox 7-3.

  • http://danielslifka.wordpress.com Jerome S.

    Wow. we would get the GIDP record -_____-

  • cjc

    A record guys a record we tied a record yay

  • V

    And with Teix/ARod/Cano next, that really hurts.

  • jorge brosada

    We are one DP away from tying the record, this should not be happening

  • a plethora of pinatas

    Anyone excited to watch Freddy pitch tomorrow? I guess he can’t do any worse than Nova.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      I’m pretty sure he can.

    • OldYanksFan

      Wanna bet?

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      I’m so excited that I’ll be watching the Mariners / Royals game.

  • Greg

    Boston might be 2-10 and only be 5 games out. That’s not good

    • a plethora of pinatas

      If only we had Cliff Lee…….

  • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Pendelton to the rotation.

  • a plethora of pinatas

    Nice game for Harrison. You bastard.

  • Cy Pettitte

    so did we dodge a bullet with Chapman? losing 10+ mph is crazy

  • jorge brosada

    haha damn, I thought that one was gone. Arod is so freaking good

  • Kostas

    Thought it was gone.

  • Cy Pettitte

    back to back walk offs would be nice…

  • http://danielslifka.wordpress.com Jerome S.

    Alex will be MVP this year. Prove me wrong.

    • Simon

      He won’t hit like this for forever but I’ve been saying the same thing since January, I think he will be the MVP though, you can quote me on it, I’ve said it here many times.

  • Pat D

    With all the DP’s today, I feel like The Emperor falling to his death in Robot Chicken Star Wars Episode III:

    “This is the same fucking chasm!”

  • Pat D

    How many doubles has ARod had that we all thought were gone? 3 at least, I think.

  • Kostas

    Cameron Diaz > in bed than Kate Hudson? What was ARod hitting when he was with her?

  • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Start Chavez.

  • Cy Pettitte

    hip hip?

  • jorge brosada

    oh my god, a Jorgie HR right here would be amazing

  • aRX

    OK, youve killed my ERA and WHIP, can you at least tie the game, please?

  • nedro

    if he nails one I will fucking die.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Of course I bench Jorge today.

  • Cy Pettitte

    7 hits 5 of them home runs is hilarious

  • nedro

    oof. couldnt get wood on any of that shit.

  • http://www.repairmycomputer.com Marc

    At least they can’t hit into another double play tonight

  • nedro

    bunt!

  • aRX

    Meh.

  • Kevin G.

    sadtrombone.com

  • Simon

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!

  • jorge brosada

    Ah, blown. At least there was a little bit of hope there

  • Pat D

    Jeez, with that outfield arrangement, if Martin could hit one down the line…

    Oh too late.

    Damn, don’t swing at the fist pitch after he walks a guy.

  • Cy Pettitte

    fuck

  • a plethora of pinatas

    double ties the game?

  • http://danielslifka.wordpress.com Jerome S.

    Meh, you win some, you lose some. Nothing that terrible about this loss, just some bad luck.

    • Pat D

      Actually Nova and all the walks and wild pitches were pretty terrible.

      And the fact that they didn’t make Harrison work that hard.

      • http://danielslifka.wordpress.com Jerome S.

        So, Nova sucked and Harrison didn’t.

        I think I’m missing something…

        • Pat D

          Nova’s sucking was pretty terrible considering how shaky the rotation looks right now.

          The Yankees not working the count and hitting into 6 DP’s is terrible because it’s not their game.

          Yea, it’s just one game, let’s move on.

          • http://danielslifka.wordpress.com Jerome S.

            Nova isn’t Cy Young, or even AJ Burnett. This is the normal.

            The Yankees fucked up against a great young pitcher, and the DP’s were mostly bad luck.

    • boogie down

      Thank you, sir, for your sanity. Definitely a frustrating loss, though.

  • a plethora of pinatas

    nevermind!

  • tom

    All losses are dispiriting, but when you trail 5-1 in the 8th, have hit into a zillion double plays, and still manage to bring the go-ahead run to the plate in the 9th…it tells you your team has some quality.

    • jorge brosada

      +1

  • NJYankeeFan

    I heard the Yankees are holding an open tryout tomorrow for starting pitchers.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      Tomorrow? How about the day Andy Pettitte retired?

    • JerseyDutch

      I’m going. I can hurl an 85 mph four seamer after a few beers…

      • NJYankeeFan

        Chances are they’ll sign you to a minor league deal. Maybe you’ll get to hang out with some of the B’s.

  • JerseyDutch

    Red Sox down 7-3. Still have not managed this year to beat a team not named Yankees.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Well at least the Sox can’t beat a team that’s not the Yankees. Peavy can’t come back sooner. I want Gavin Floyd. Hell I’d take Edwin Jackson at this point.

    • The Big City of Dreams

      what would it take to get Floyd or Jackson

      • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

        No idea. I’d be very willing to give either Brackman or Romine though.

    • NJYankeeFan

      A few more of these putrid starts and I’ll take Latoya Jackson.

  • JerseyDutch

    Balty lost to the Tribe. We’re still on top of the AL East.

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    Well this was a pretty shitty loss, I’ve got a quite a few worries about the team, in order:

    Derek Jeter…sucks defensively, can’t hit his way out of a nutsack, he’s signed to a big contract and it’s not like the team can easily replace him. He’s only slightly more useful than…

    Brett Gardner Absolutely atrocious. When he was a minor leaguer the scouts were concerned about his lack of power, his K-rates, the fact that he only did well the second time around in the league, and that he was old for every level that he played at.

    The Starting Pitching. Aside from Sabathia and AJ it’s been downright atrocious. Phil Hughes looks cooked about as bad as Javy did last season. Ivan Nova’s been pretty bad, Freddy Garcia is well…Freddy Garcia. Bartolo Colon may serve as a band-aid but sooner or later this team will have to do something.

    • NJYankeeFan

      Might as well give Noesi a chance while he’s here. He really couldn’t do much worse.

      • A-Rod’s Wingman

        The worst part about this is that I miss Andy Pettitte all the more now. :(

        • NJYankeeFan

          How did you put that frown face in your post?

          • A-Rod’s Wingman

            It’s a secret.

    • Nogomo

      Hey, dudja notice the Pendleton kid did good tonight?

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    Annnnnnd the Jays let Boston back in it…

  • Greg

    Thanks for ruining my night Blue Jays

    • Pat D

      Settle down, it’s not over yet.

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    Sigh…Boston’s a good team they had to start winning sooner or later. While Buchholz was awful tonight, at least he got a lot of groundouts and didn’t allow any jacks to a HR happy offense.

    • Pat D

      He handed out enough walks.

      • A-Rod’s Wingman

        Meh, but he keeps the ball down, he has good stuff and if he continues to keep the ball down he’ll be good enough. Beckett’s better than what most people here give him credit for, and Lester’s Lester…with this crappy starting pitching and a combined .300 OBP at the top of the order, should be fun.

        • Pat D

          So Buchholz and Beckett will get better as the year carries on, but there’s no chance for Gardner and Jeter to do the same?

          • A-Rod’s Wingman

            Well Jeter’s old and at an age where middle infielders typically fall off of a cliff, and Gardner’s had concerns about his lack of power for quite sometime. I don’t recall where I said there’s no chance that they improve, but I think it’s much more likely that Beckett rebounds from his rough year in 2010 and Buchholz improves, than I think it is that Jeter rebounds from his rough 2010 and Gardner turns it around.

            • Pat D

              Jeter’s age – true.
              Gardner’s lack of power – totally irrelevant, that’s not what he’s supposed to do.

              Beckett – could rebound, takes more than one start for that to happen, he was pretty terrible last year and he’s at the age where pitchers begin to decline.
              Buchholz – was exceptionally lucky last year, hasn’t shown any improvement yet this year, still has a ways to go.

              • A-Rod’s Wingman

                Gardner’s lack of power – totally irrelevant, that’s not what he’s supposed to do.

                True to an extent but…

                If pitchers notice that they can get away with pitches right down the middle without swings then it’ll be tough for Gardner to take walks.

                If he can’t do much with good pitches to hit pitchers will just dare him to beat them and he might not be able too.

                Beckett – could rebound, takes more than one start for that to happen, he was pretty terrible last year and he’s at the age where pitchers begin to decline.

                You mention Buchholz’s luck but not Beckett’s bad luck. He had a 3.86 FIP (though he tends to pitch above his xFIP for his career). I’m not suggeting Beckett’s an “ace” by anymeans, but a good two starter and with an offense that features Gonzalez, Ortiz, Pedroia, and Youkilis in the middle that should be plenty good enough. Also Buchholz got lucky, but with neutral luck he’s still a 4ish ERA pitcher which is just fine for their three starter.

                • Pat D

                  You keep briging up different things at different times.

                  Also, just because Beckett’s FIP was low doesn’t mean anything, because he’s been pretty homer prone the last few years.

          • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

            Gardner might but is he truly a .391 OBP person? If pitchers notice that they can get away with pitches right down the middle without swings then it’ll be tough for Gardner to take walks.

            And Jeter will probably rebound to a .320 OBP.

            • Mister Delaware

              I bet there’s a study of single season OBP versus isoP somewhere in here and I fear the results.

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    Rauch against Pedroia/Adrian/Youkilis with a one run lead? Awesome.

    • Chris

      Yes it was!

      • A-Rod’s Wingman

        Jesus, I thought Rauch was kind of a crappier Joe Nathan.

        • Pat D

          When did Joe Nathan become crappy?

          • A-Rod’s Wingman

            When he faces A-Rod.

  • Greg

    Red Sox lose. They are 2-10

    • JerseyDutch

      Wow, unbelievable. Funny but unbelievable.

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    Holy Shit. Just when I thought the team scrapping together enough cash to pay Adrian would rally the team.

  • baby elephants

    someone called crawford the n word

    • JerseyDutch

      It was Mike Cameron, right?

    • Pat D

      In Boston? Shocking.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      On Jackie Robinson day? I’m not surprised why?

    • A-Rod’s Wingman

      His name is Peter Gammons, you should be used to this by now.

  • Epy0n

    Well at least the red sox lost!