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.”

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  1. JGS says:

    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.

  2. Burt Bondy says:

    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.

  3. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  4. Urban says:

    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.

  5. Total says:

    Ivan Nova’s catching?

  6. Dice-Klay says:

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

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

  7. Chris says:

    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.

  8. Kick some ass tonight guys. Revenge for last October.

  9. Nuke LaDoosh says:

    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)

  10. Nuke LaDoosh says:

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

  11. Esteban says:

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

  12. Esteban says:

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

  13. Cy Pettitte says:

    Russell!

  14. Esteban says:

    Huzzah a decent defensive catcher!

  15. YankeesJunkie says:

    What a rocket from Martin.

  16. Cy Pettitte says:

    SuperNova

  17. Pinstripes in Cali says:

    Hey is that Mo playing Second Base?

  18. YankeesJunkie says:

    Nice K by Nova.

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

  19. Pinstripes in Cali says:

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

  20. Over/Under: 1.5 balls to the OF from Jeter

  21. Esteban says:

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

  22. Cy Pettitte says:

    lol c’mon you gotta throw strikes to Jeter

  23. Pastadivingarod says:

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

  24. Dave says:

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

  25. YankeesJunkie says:

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

  26. OldYanksFan says:

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

  27. Pastadivingarod says:

    Jeter should be on third

  28. Pinstripes in Cali says:

    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.

  29. Greg says:

    Jays up 3-0 on the Sox already

  30. Tom Zig says:

    3R HR to Adam Lind off Buchholz

    #RegressionIsAColdBitch

  31. Pastadivingarod says:

    Abomb from arod

  32. YankeesJunkie says:

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

  33. YankeesJunkie says:

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

  34. Greg says:

    The homerun was overturned

  35. Pinstripes in Cali says:

    A Bomb from A-Rod, indeed.

  36. OldYanksFan says:

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

    • Pinstripes in Cali says:

      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 says:

      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.

  37. Pastadivingarod says:

    Gardy would have almost caught that

  38. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  39. Rey22 says:

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

  40. Hall and Nokes says:

    When do the two-strike hits begin?

    Oh good, here.

  41. cjc says:

    strikes = good

  42. Pastadivingarod says:

    Lol at hamilton in a sling
    (doing antlers gesture)

  43. Esteban says:

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

  44. Pinstripes in Cali says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

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

  45. Esteban says:

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

  46. Esteban says:

    Mauer fo sho

  47. YankeesJunkie says:

    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?

  48. Joba's grunts and farts says:

    Sado first ball fastball hitting last night

  49. Joba's grunts and farts says:

    Twice he walks kinsler WTF

  50. YankeesJunkie says:

    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 says:

      Who are they?

      /ignorant ten year old’d

      • YankeesJunkie says:

        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.

    • Esteban says:

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

      • YankeesJunkie says:

        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.

  51. Greg says:

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

  52. Cy Pettitte says:

    what the fuck

  53. Pat D says:

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

  54. bonestock94 says:

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

  55. Esteban says:

    dropped like it was hot.

  56. Pat D says:

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

  57. Esteban says:

    dern it

  58. Greg says:

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

    • YankeesJunkie says:

      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 says:

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

        • YankeesJunkie says:

          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 says:

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

  59. Esteban says:

    Dere you go Grandy

  60. Cy Pettitte says:

    LOL Cruz

    oh man that was hilarious

  61. Pat D says:

    Keep it in your pants, Kay.

    God, he’s getting worse than Sterling.

  62. bonestock94 says:

    Did someone grease the balls today?

  63. Esteban says:

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

  64. Cy Pettitte says:

    why are we bunting

  65. bonestock94 says:

    Nice, jeter showing the ability to not ground out

  66. Pat D says:

    Best ball Jeter’s hit all year?

  67. YankeesJunkie says:

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

  68. Esteban says:

    Swishahouse

  69. Cy Pettitte says:

    Swisher! heating up now

  70. YankeesJunkie says:

    Swisher!

  71. Cy Pettitte says:

    god these DPs are killing them

  72. Burt Bondy says:

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

  73. Pat D says:

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

  74. TJSC Troll Doppleganger says:

    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.

  75. Pat D says:

    Jackie, Frank, Brooks, Wilbert.

  76. Greg says:

    Frank, Brooks, Jackie, and ????

    • Kit says:

      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.

  77. Esteban says:

    Jackie
    Brooks
    Frank
    ???

  78. Cy Pettitte says:

    nice Ivan

  79. Esteban says:

    So smooooth

  80. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  81. OldYanksFan says:

    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.

  82. OldYanksFan says:

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

  83. Greg says:

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

  84. Pat D says:

    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.

  85. Tom Zig says:

    stop with the DPing!

  86. OldYanksFan says:

    Damn…. it’s a Jeter kind fo day.

  87. BigBlueAL says:

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

  88. OldYanksFan says:

    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!)

  89. Cy Pettitte says:

    can we stop giving them free runs please?

  90. Cy Pettitte says:

    ok I’ve seen enough of you Ivan

  91. Burt Bondy says:

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

  92. TSJC Troll Doppleganger says:

    Time to get the kid Pendleton up in the pen

  93. Greg says:

    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 says:

      Tee. Hee.

      • Greg says:

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

        • TSJC Troll Doppleganger says:

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

        • bonestock94 says:

          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 says:

      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.

    • Esteban says:

      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 says:

        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.

  94. Pat D says:

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

  95. Esteban says:

    DOOM AND GLOOM

  96. jorge brosada says:

    Dammit Nova, I can’t stand the fucking rangers

  97. bonestock94 says:

    Thank god for this offense is all I can say…

  98. cjc says:

    oh look another 4 inning from a starter this rotation awful

  99. Pat D says:

    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.

  100. BigBlueAL says:

    Another nice long outing by a Yankee SP.

  101. bonestock94 says:

    Damn, I wanted Noesi

  102. YankeesJunkie says:

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

  103. Pat D says:

    We’re getting clawed and antlered to death.

  104. jorge brosada says:

    oh my god these wild pitches are killing us

  105. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Bring back Sean Henn.

  106. Pat D says:

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

  107. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  108. jorge brosada says:

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

  109. cjc says:

    this game is borderline unwatchable

  110. Pat D says:

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

  111. Dave says:

    A comedy of errors.

  112. Esteban says:

    Yay for Wild Pitches and Passed Balls!

  113. Greg says:

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

  114. Cy Pettitte says:

    Noesi sighting

  115. aRX says:

    3 runs, ONE HIT. That was a disaster.

  116. Esteban says:

    Looks like there’ll have to be another comeback

  117. Greg says:

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

  118. JerseyDutch says:

    That could have been better.

  119. Cy Pettitte says:

    you sit your ass down boone logan

  120. aRX says:

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

  121. OldYanksFan says:

    I think baseball caps with earflaps should be outlawed.

  122. Pat D says:

    Ha ha ha! Making fun of Dallas.

  123. aRX says:

    …fuck you Andrus.

  124. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  125. V says:

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

    Wow.

  126. jorge brosada says:

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

  127. Burt Bondy says:

    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.

  128. Esteban says:

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

  129. JerseyDutch says:

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

  130. Fan24 says:

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

  131. Kostas says:

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

  132. Pat D says:

    Logan’s back! And he needs work!

    /Mr.T’d

  133. Kostas says:

    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 says:

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

      • Kostas says:

        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 says:

          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 says:

      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.

    • jorge brosada says:

      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 says:

      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.

    • JerseyDutch says:

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

  134. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

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

  135. jorge brosada says:

    Boone Logan…worst LOOGY ever

  136. rek4gehrig says:

    O lookey, a walk by Logan

  137. dkidd says:

    even kay is grumpy with logan

  138. V says:

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

  139. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  140. dkidd says:

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

  141. Pat D says:

    Thank God for The Ricky Gervais Show.

  142. cjc says:

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

    new york rangers that is

  143. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

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

  144. jorge brosada says:

    Come on Teix your better than that…

  145. dkidd says:

    aceves vulturing a win from buchholz

  146. Cy Pettitte says:

    Pendleton to the rotation

  147. Esteban says:

    Lance Pendleton in the building.

  148. Esteban says:

    Getting them with the 88 MPH heat.

  149. Cy Pettitte says:

    Pendleton for president

  150. jorge brosada says:

    Lance Pendleton, Lets go.

  151. Simon says:

    Lance gave ‘em no chance!

  152. Dice-Klay says:

    Cash should have pulled the trigger on Rich Haren

  153. jorge brosada says:

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

  154. Simon says:

    Robbie Cano dont’cha know!

  155. jorge brosada says:

    Fucking GIDPs, i cant stand this

  156. Jerome S. says:

    unfuckFUCKINGbelievable.

  157. Cy Pettitte says:

    hole e fucking shit

  158. OldYanksFan says:

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

  159. BigBlueAL says:

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

  160. Adam says:

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

  161. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

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

  162. Jerome S. says:

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

  163. Pat D says:

    A good Rule V player?

    How ’bout Johan Santana?

  164. Cy Pettitte says:

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

    suck on that haters

  165. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Tip of the cap to Mr. Pendleton.

  166. JerseyDutch says:

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

  167. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  168. NJYankeeFan says:

    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.

  169. Pat D says:

    Hey, Michael, it’s still 5-2.

  170. Cy Pettitte says:

    cured

    let’s hope this gets them going

  171. jorge brosada says:

    Absolutely crushed, at least someone’s doing something

  172. a plethora of pinatas says:

    GIDP again?

  173. jorge brosada says:

    yay for Jeter infield hits

  174. Cy Pettitte says:

    another infield hit for the captain, lol

  175. JobaWockeeZ says:

    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.

  176. OldYanksFan says:

    Nuts… Squirrel… Blind…

  177. Cy Pettitte says:

    fucking kill me

  178. V says:

    O. M. G.

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

  179. JerseyDutch says:

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

  180. OldYanksFan says:

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

  181. Jerome S. says:

    Wow. we would get the GIDP record -_____-

  182. cjc says:

    A record guys a record we tied a record yay

  183. V says:

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

  184. jorge brosada says:

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

  185. a plethora of pinatas says:

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

  186. Greg says:

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

  187. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Pendelton to the rotation.

  188. a plethora of pinatas says:

    Nice game for Harrison. You bastard.

  189. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  190. jorge brosada says:

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

  191. Kostas says:

    Thought it was gone.

  192. Cy Pettitte says:

    back to back walk offs would be nice…

  193. Jerome S. says:

    Alex will be MVP this year. Prove me wrong.

    • Simon says:

      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.

  194. Pat D says:

    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!”

  195. Pat D says:

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

  196. Kostas says:

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

  197. Cy Pettitte says:

    hip hip?

  198. jorge brosada says:

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

  199. aRX says:

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

  200. nedro says:

    if he nails one I will fucking die.

  201. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Of course I bench Jorge today.

  202. Cy Pettitte says:

    7 hits 5 of them home runs is hilarious

  203. nedro says:

    oof. couldnt get wood on any of that shit.

  204. Marc says:

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

  205. Kevin G. says:

    sadtrombone.com

  206. Simon says:

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!

  207. jorge brosada says:

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

  208. Pat D says:

    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.

  209. Cy Pettitte says:

    fuck

  210. a plethora of pinatas says:

    double ties the game?

  211. Jerome S. says:

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

    • Pat D says:

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

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

      • Jerome S. says:

        So, Nova sucked and Harrison didn’t.

        I think I’m missing something…

        • Pat D says:

          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.

    • boogie down says:

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

  212. a plethora of pinatas says:

    nevermind!

  213. tom says:

    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.

  214. NJYankeeFan says:

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

  215. JerseyDutch says:

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

  216. JobaWockeeZ says:

    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.

  217. JerseyDutch says:

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

  218. A-Rod's Wingman says:

    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.

  219. A-Rod's Wingman says:

    Annnnnnd the Jays let Boston back in it…

  220. Greg says:

    Thanks for ruining my night Blue Jays

  221. A-Rod's Wingman says:

    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 says:

      He handed out enough walks.

      • A-Rod's Wingman says:

        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 says:

          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 says:

            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 says:

              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 says:

                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 says:

                  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.

          • JobaWockeeZ says:

            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.

  222. A-Rod's Wingman says:

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

  223. Greg says:

    Red Sox lose. They are 2-10

  224. A-Rod's Wingman says:

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

  225. baby elephants says:

    someone called crawford the n word

  226. Epy0n says:

    Well at least the red sox lost!

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