Game 16: A-Rod’s back

Cervelli to begin rehab assignment on Thursday
Romine homers twice in Trenton win
(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

After two games and three days off, Alex Rodriguez returns to the lineup tonight after dealing with some minor back/oblique stiffness. I’m actually surprised, I figured they’d give him the extra day off with the scheduled off day coming tomorrow just to be completely sure he’s healthy, but hey, I’m not complaining. The Yankees could use the offensive help to back Bartolo Colon, who is making his first big league start in like, two years. Here’s your starting 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

Bartolo Colon, SP

After a brief visit to My9, the Yankees are back on YES tonight. David Cone and Ken Singleton will have the call when this one starts a little after 7pm ET. Enjoy.

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Cervelli to begin rehab assignment on Thursday
Romine homers twice in Trenton win
  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Years from now, when my young son is in his teens and he has his first real stinging taste of adversity and defeat, perhaps when he is cut from his high school football team or has the girl (or boy) that he asks to the prom reject him or doesn’t get into the college of his choice, and he feels like nothing good in the world exists and he’s the unluckiest young man in the world, I’ll pull him aside and tell him that he is, in fact, a lucky man, and the proof is he was at least lucky that he was born in May 2010 and not in May 2011, because that means he was alive for at least one full year when Mike Lupica did not have a talk radio program on the NYC airwaves.

    • Pat D

      I used to like Lupica.

      Then I got older.

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

        I don’t know which idea sounds like more of a disastrophe: listening to what Mike Lupica thinks every day for an hour on the radio, or a sitcom based on the life of Colin Cowherd.

        • Pat D

          I’d watch Cowherd’s sitcom for at least a couple of episodes. Then I’d get turned off. I can only take him in small doses.

          I can’t find any reason to listen to Lupica anymore.

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

            Yeah, I guess the benefit there is you’re not actually subjected to Colin Cowherd, just to an actor miming what Colin Cowherd might think/say. So there’s a buffer zone of sorts.

            The other option is just raw, unfiltered Lupica, which is of course the worst possible kind of Lupica.

            • bexy on another computer

              Honestly, who thought this was a good idea? No one likes Lupica.

              • Kevin G.

                Not even Lupica likes Lupica

              • DCBX

                Whatcha talking about? I love the guy.

                Cowherd not so much.

  • Kevin G.

    Maris still has no home-runs? What a bum. DFA his ass. What’s eh going to amount to?

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Damn Jed Lowrie was a damn good pickup for my team. It’s sucks he’s from Boston.

    • Pat D

      You have violated one of my sacred principles of fantasy baseball.

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

        He’s on my team too. It’s hard out here for a fantasy team owner, yo.

        • Pat D

          I didn’t do any leagues this year. Taking a year off to reflect on falling just short so many times over the last few years.

          But I always avoid Red Sox players. I have the same rule for Cowboys and Eagles players in NFL fantasy.

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

            I’ve actually given up fantasy cold turkey. I was in 5 football leagues and the RAB baseball league last year, and at some point I stopped and realized that it wasn’t giving me any enjoyment anymore, it was just rigamarole that became an annoying thing-to-do. (Whether my teams were good or bad.)

            Not insulting anyone who still does it, of course; I’m just personally over it.

            • Guest

              TSJCakaRUtE:

              You have, obviously, made the wise and mature choice.
              Unfortunately, many of us haven’t yet reached your level of maturity. Maybe next year. Then again, maybe not. Ok, probably not.

        • Guest

          Co-sign. It was tough, but I did it. And he’s been a Mo send.

          I also wanted to trade for Youkilis, but my wife (a newly converted and intense (like Saul of Tarsus) Yankee fan) forbade me. To her, Youkilis was on my fantasy team was an aggression that could not stand.

          I, like all wise husbands, acquiesced.

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

            Your wife sounds awesome.

            • Guest

              She is. She most certainly is.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        I know I felt awful doing it but it’s a money league and Furcal shot himself.

        And at least Lowrie doesn’t rock the douchebag facial hair.

        • bexy on another computer

          He looks like a wolf.

          • Teh Comp Pick

            A gritty wolf

        • DCBX

          Nice. I made the exact same swap. Yeah, I gotta say that in the context of my fantasy team I am happy with Lowrie.

    • YanksFanInBeantown

      I dropped him last week because he wasn’t getting any playing time…

  • JerseyDutch

    A 10-0 win today would be very satisfying.

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

      You selfish bastard. You’ll take your nailbiting 4-3 win with sloppy defensive play, frustrating at bats, and poor pitch execution and like it, you ingrate.

      • Pat D

        And overworked bullpen too, right?

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

          Naturally.

      • JerseyDutch

        Yes, sir. I feel like a selfish tool.

  • Teh Comp Pick

    Watchin the pregame, damn Curtis Granderson is the man!

  • Mocha Joe

    The lineup out there tonight is our best and should be our everyday lineup. At some point Joe will have to face facts and limit Gardner to pinch running and defensive duties and switch Grandy and Jeter in the lineup. And the best part is no Hughes to put us into a 6-0 hole.

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

      And the best part is no Hughes to put us into a 6-0 hole.

      Colon is certainly capable of doing that.

      • YankeesJunkie

        At least it is not a guarantee.

      • Mocha Joe

        Joe has to move Grandy to lead off and Jeter to 9th any day now. Grandy’s just too good and Jeter’s too bad to leave it as it is.

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

      #smallpicture

      • Pat D

        They are easier to carry around and show to friends and family.

        Wait a sec…

        • dkidd

          my second laugh-out-loud of the thread

          gonna be a good night

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

            Take my wife, please!

    • JerseyDutch

      I read your comments backwards and they made more sense.

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

        Turn me on, dead man.

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    So if Colon and Garcia continue to surprise everyone like they have, who goes to the pen when Hughes comes back?

    • JerseyDutch

      Probably Colon. His endurance is still a question mark.

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

      It’s probably a dead heat between Colon and Nova. Whomever shows more ability to handle the third turn through the lineup between now and then gets to remain in the rotation; the loser becomes the longman.

      • YankeesJunkie

        I agree, however, I can’t see Colon being on a higher than 75-80 pitch count tonight.

      • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

        Didn’t even think about Nova, you are probably right.

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

          He really needs to start finding a way to go deeper into ballgames or he’s going to lose his spot to one of the many in-house alternative pieces of spaghetti we have yet to throw against the wall.

          • CS Yankee

            He did get a couple of outs last night…

            too soon?

      • CS Yankee

        loser gets DFA’d or traded…

        I want new problems tomorrow, let’s keep it fresh.

        Hughes to the 5th!

        /jk’d

  • Epy0n

    Is it me or does Jeter always check his swing on the worst pitches?

  • YankeesJunkie

    I will give credit for Jeter for actually getting elevation on the ball lately.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Teix! good start to this game, with Cecil I was expecting them to get no hit or something

    • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

      Good to see him going the opposite way more.

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

        TWSS

        • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

          Yikes.

          • boogie down

            This response cracked me.

            • boogie down

              Up.

  • Esteban

    Me likey the oppo power from Teix

  • mbonzo

    I can haz abomb?

  • YankeesJunkie

    Nice oppo field hit for Tex.

  • mbonzo

    WTF Ken. I haven’t heard him once say “Look Out!”

    I’m disappointed with him.

  • Ori

    When’s that postponed orioles game?

  • Esteban

    Ribbie for Robbie.

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

      Since he doesn’t like to be called “Robbie”, you should say “a Ribinson for Robinson”.

      • CS Yankee

        nice

  • Esteban

    That was a huuuuuuuge cut.

  • Neil

    Absolutely. Jeter appears to swing at everything up and bearing in on him. Facing Jason Frasor last night he got to 2-2 without ever being thrown a strike.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Lame.

  • Epy0n

    Arods .543 wOBA is looking nice so far.

    • YankeesJunkie

      Is there any place that gives constant updates on wOBA, but yeah that is A-Rod being A-Rod.

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

        You can do it yourself,
        ((0.72 x NIBB) + (0.75 x HBP) + (0.90 x 1B) + (0.92 x RBOE) + (1.24 x 2B) + (1.56 x 3B) + (1.95 x HR) / PA
        :D

        • YankeesJunkie

          Yeah, I know, but I am too lazy to do it my self (pun intended)

  • Pat D

    RISP fail.

    Doomed!

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

      We obviously should have pinch hit Gardner for Jones there. We could have broken the game open.

      • JerseyDutch

        Gardner can steal home while at bat…

  • http://twitter.com/Kevin_NJ Kevin in Princeton

    Let’s go Bartolo!

  • CS Yankee

    Damn Jones, Grit wouldn’t of went down swinging.

  • Epy0n

    Watch out Snider might get pissed and try to snap Colon in half.

    • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

      I wanna see that.

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

        Trying to break Bartolo Colon over your knee would probably result in a broken knee.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Snapping Colon = automatic MVP.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Colon keys to the game: “scrap-head special” lol

    • Cy Pettitte

      heap*

  • Esteban

    This Colon has guts

    • CS Yankee

      & sh!t

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

      McCroskey: And I can sum it all up in just one word: courage, dedication, daring, pride, pluck, spirit, grit, mettle, and G-U-T-S, *guts*. Why, Ted Striker’s got more guts in his little finger than most of us have in our large intestine, INCLUDING THE COLON!

  • ultimate913

    Oh. And Mike. About your “Dear Yankees: How about ten first inning runs? I’d like to watch the (NY) Rangers at some point. Love Mike.” tweet, I wanted to retweet this to you, but, I don’t know how to use Twitter yet. So yea. Here’s what Bryan Hoch said:

    “According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the #Yankees are the only MLB team that has not scored as many as four runs in an inning this season.”

    We’re due for a breakout inning soon, right?

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

      We’re due for a breakout inning soon, right?

      Krusty’s Accountant: Let me get this straight. You took all the money you made franchising your name and bet it *against* the Harlem Globetrotters?
      Krusty the Clown: [miserable] Oh, I thought the Generals were due!
      [watches the game on TV]
      Krusty the Clown: He’s spinning the ball on his finger! Just take it! Take it!

  • JerseyDutch

    Bautista’s steroid-enhanced muscles bark at little children like wild dogs…

  • Cy Pettitte

    oh my god, Colon trying to cover…..lol

  • JerseyDutch

    I thought that one was gone.

  • mbonzo

    “His glove is still gold.”

  • Steve P

    Oh my goodness, Jones still “glides” on defense…but it’s like watching a glacier glide down a mountain. It’ll get there…eventually…

  • http://twitter.com/TylerWilkinson T-Dubs

    I feel like all of the UConn pictures are there just to bait me.

  • Esteban

    *Sees deep fly ball to left*
    *Oh no Garnder’s not playing*
    *Oh wait, Thames is not the 4th OFer anymore*
    *Exhales*

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

      See?
      He has value.

  • Cy Pettitte

    oh Jorge

  • jorge brosada

    Dammit Jorge, stop striking out…

  • Esteban

    THE Coltrane

  • jorge brosada

    man thats some shit, Russ hit that so hard that it kept him at first

  • Cy Pettitte

    longest.single.ever

  • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

    Yeah RussMart.

  • Esteban

    #Cured

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

    Suck it, Cecil.

  • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

    The Grandy Man!

  • Cy Pettitte

    da grandyman! gonna be a monster year for him

  • jorge brosada

    The Grandyman! Also lol @ Bautista

    • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

      Lol’d at the “Raton” in Bautista’s scouting report.

  • MikeD

    Two Yankees on my fantasy team (and the only Yankees)doing the job!

  • Josh

    The Yanks scored without a home run!
    Incredible!

  • Mocha Joe

    Joe has to move Grandy to lead off and Jeter to 9th any day now. Grandy’s just too good and Jeter’s too bad to leave it as it is.

    • JerseyDutch

      Says you.

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

      Mmmmmm… burned my tongue.

  • Guest

    There is no Yankee who is more fun to watch when he is hot than Grandy.

    He’s so exciting.

  • Esteban

    Too much small ball, more HRs please.

    • JerseyDutch

      LOL. You beat me to it.

  • JerseyDutch

    No more small ball! Hit home runs!

  • http://. Greg

    Lets bury the bluebirds!

  • Esteban
  • Cy Pettitte

    Colon looks off tonight

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

      Actually, I think we should consider ourselves lucky he’s even pitching.

      Those relief outings were flukes, IMO.

  • jorge brosada

    Silly Bartolo…

  • mbonzo

    “LOOOOK OUT!”
    Ok, now I’m happy.

  • V

    And… Arencibia’s on my bench tonight.

    I have Posada and Arencibia, and I always seem to play the wrong one…

  • YankeesJunkie

    Gardner would have gotten that!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Snider REALLY hates his bats, huh?

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

      They need hats.

      • Mike Myers

        hats for bats…jobu says fuck you, and I do too.

  • mbonzo

    Nasty pitch by Colon.

  • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

    Gorgeous pitch.

  • Teh Comp Pick

    So the word is Arencibia can’t stick at C very long right?

  • Cy Pettitte

    nasty

  • Mike Myers

    Colon was not built for HD

    • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

      How about 3D?

      • Mike Myers

        I dont want his gut flying onto my couch. Or his fat sweat raining on me.

        • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

          Agreed. It’d be scary.

      • Esteban

        Just wait for smellovision. Joba’s grunting and farting will be a little too vivid.

  • Esteban

    Casino Rama? Terrible name for a casino.

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

    A-Rod 2011: March to a .500 OBP.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    A-Rod’s weighted OB is very heavy l0lz

  • Guest

    Wow, A-Rod’s patience so far this season has been ridiculous.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Wow definitely safe.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      k nevermind

  • mbonzo

    Arod looked WAY safe to me.

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

    He looked in, IMO.

  • MikeD

    One of the problems A-Rod had last year is he expanded the strike zone, so good to see he seems to have corrected.

    And he looked safe.

  • JerseyDutch

    I’m thinking the base stealing thing isn’t our bag.

  • Cy Pettitte

    why the hell would he run?

  • YankeesJunkie

    Nice walk by A-Rod. You can see that Cecil does not want to pitch to A-Rod.

  • Mike Myers

    he was safe as hell!

  • Esteban

    Oooh maybe just got him? Tough to tell. Kill the ump.

  • jorge brosada

    What is up with all of these perfect throws whenever we try to steal? Ridiculous…

  • Josh

    He was safe.

    INSTANT REPLAY!!!

  • Mocha Joe

    It was a tie and tie goes to the runner. A-Rod just showed young Brett Gardner how to steal a bag.

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

      A-Rod just showed young Brett Gardner how to steal a bag.

      I’m going to go out on a limb and say you’re not fond of Brett Gardner.

    • mbonzo

      I never agreed with this. If its a tie, the tie should go to the defense.

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

        I’ve always wondered (on a play at first) when the firstbaseman is considered to have actually caught the ball. Is it when it is completely within the confines of the glove, when it touches the glove or when he controls it in the glove?

      • MikeD

        There is no such thing as a tie. Unfortunately, to the naked eye…

  • Guest

    Gentlemen’s agreement: If the ball beats you to the base, you’re out.

    • Mike Myers

      Jim Joyce rule of baseball #45?

      • Guest

        Haha, not watching, so I didn’t know it was Joyce who made the call.

        He certainly violated this rule on one high profile occassion. Bet he wish he followed the ball beats you to the bag you’re out rule with Galarraga’s perfect game that wasn’t.

  • YankeesJunkie

    It seems that every throw to second base this year on a Yankee SB attempt has been pretty much perfect.

    • Guest

      Good point. That’s not likely to continue. It’s just tough with so many great hitters in this lineup to give away outs.

  • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

    He was safe but that looked like a tough angle for Joyce.

    • Mike Myers

      Joyce still hasnt figured out the whole ball before/after the runner thing

      • mbonzo

        When they bring instant replay to baseball, I want them to change the name from instant replay to Jim Joyceing.

        “Well the umps are gonna have to go to the Jim Joyce on this one.”

        • Mike Myers

          how is he allowed to keep his job? If i was a architect and built the biggest piece of shit building ever, no one would hire me again.

          • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

            The perfect game thing was terrible, but other than that, apparently he’s been one of MLB’s better umps. I think last year the players rated him #1 among MLB umpires.

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

            Because he’s actually one of the better ump’s out there. All umpires make mistakes, his was just high-profile.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Chasing DiMaggio.

    • JerseyDutch

      My favorite Kevin Smith movie.

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

        Hahahahahahahahahahahaha holy bartender, I get it, that’s a GREAT one!

  • Hummingbird S.

    Jones is never going to hit Cecil’s offspeed stuff

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

      Kim Jones?

  • Cy Pettitte

    Kim Jones: bottom line, everyone was impressed with everyone

  • Mike HC

    Cone and Singleton are about as comfortable playing the straight, play by play man talking to the sideline reporter, as Michael Kay is trying to eat soup.

  • Epy0n

    Nasty changeup from Colon.

  • Josh

    Colon’s k’s look nasty

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

    Cervelli at DH is like milking a pregnant hamster.

  • mbonzo

    Colon looks incredible. Send Nova down.

  • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

    Good inning by Colon. Now if he can keep that pitch count down…

  • http://www.retire21.org first name only male (formerly Mike R. – Retire 21)

    “Yank’s Colon Filthy After 2″

    Dirty Headlines FTW

    • Mike HC

      haha … good one

  • Mike Myers

    Is colon our second best pitcher?

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

      No way. Kei Igawa is.

      • Josh

        Nick Swisher still hasn’t allowed a run EVER

        • Mike Myers

          fun trivia game….He had the best ERA 2 years ago on the yankees….

  • Cy Pettitte

    Colon daaaaaaaaaaaamn that was filthy

  • YankeesJunkie

    After three Colon looks really good.

    • Mocha Joe

      It’s nice not to be down 6-0 after 3 innings for a change. The best thing would be for Hughes to regain his arm strength and Nova to be sent down. Colon is going to work out just fine as a starter.

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

        You’re entertaining.

      • Chris

        The best thing would be for every Yankee pitcher to suddenly start pitching like Pedro in 2000.

      • JerseyDutch

        Thanks for the update.

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

      … not gonna touch that one.

  • Josh

    LOOK OUT!!!!

    Kenny made up for not saying it last night by saying it twice today

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

    Trivia has to be Delgado, no?

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

      Missed it. What was the Q?

    • Mike Myers

      Trivia Question:
      What yankee pitchers in recent years have been named after a body part

      • mbonzo

        Bartolo Colon?
        Chien-Ming Wang?
        Randy Johnson?

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

          Steve Taint?

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

            A-Rod.

            At least, that’s what I call it.

    • YankeesJunkie

      Can’t think of anyone else?

  • jorge brosada

    Ugly AB there from grandy

  • daddy

    WHERE ARE YOU FANBOYS NOW???

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

      You must have come in last place at the Annual International Hater’s Ball. That’s some low-quality hate there. Step your game up, son.

      • YankeesJunkie

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....re=related

        I thought it was pretty good. (Dave Chappelle use your own discretion)

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

          Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go put some water in Buck Nasty’s mama’s dish.

    • JerseyDutch

      Star Trek convention?

    • ROBTEN

      In a glass case of emotion?

    • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

      I forgot who we are supposed to be fanboys for again?

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

      You have moved from annoying to hilarious. Keep up the good work.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Great game so far from Bartolo

  • IRF

    Who is this fat guy on the mound?

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

      Joba?
      /obligatory
      /unnecessary

  • JerseyDutch

    More runs, please.

  • dkidd

    i’m following on gamecast. is colon pitching as well as the game i’m picturing in my mind?

    • MikeD

      Let me look into your mind…AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

      • dkidd

        it’s like staring into the sun!

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

          /CharlieSheen’d

  • Cy Pettitte

    wow, he looked a little shaky at first but not that he settled down Colon is rollin’, only 53 pitches through 4 is nice too.

  • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

    Wow, Vlad.

  • http://. Greg

    Damn the O’s are hot

  • YankeesJunkie

    MLB TV on PS3 has been quite shaky which is unusual.

    • inpinstripes

      Not for me. I´m back watching the games on my PC, as much as I love the PS3 app, the stuttering was killing me.

      • YankeesJunkie

        It was the exact opposite for me last year.

        • inpinstripes

          And on my PS3 I always had like a 3-4 minute delay. Is it the same for you? The upside was not having to plug the PC to the TV…but the sloppyness only got worse :(

  • YankeesJunkie

    McDonald had way more time than he thought.

  • http://www.retire21.org first name only male (formerly Mike R. – Retire 21)

    Blue Jays can’t touch Yankees’ Colon!

    Dirty Headline #2

  • A.D.

    Is Colon still considered stretched out or is he going to be quite limited?

    • YankeesJunkie

      I would be surprised if he went past 75-80, 90 max.

    • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

      “Is Colon still considered stretched out”

      Im sure TSJC will be here momentarilly.

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

        I’m afraid if I say anything, daddy will call me a Colon fanboy.

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    Teix got pissed.

  • http://. Greg

    Get these runs in anyway possible.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Would not be surprised to A-Rod get his third walk of the day.

  • http://. Greg

    Good job ARod. Any way possible

  • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

    For his next trick, A-Rod will hit a ball clean through Jim Joyce.

  • jorge brosada

    Alex’s baseball instincts are awesome

    • YankeesJunkie

      The way that A-Rod is hitting this year, I find it doubtful that his BB% will be under 10% and his SLG under .550.

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

        Meh, he’ll go through a shitty streak eventually. But even then, his rate stats are looking to be pretty good.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Whatevs, just a sac fly RBI that was scorched.

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

    A-Rod has 3 PA’s, 0 AB’s and a RBI.
    Damn.

  • YankeesJunkie

    2 outs, 2 runs with the lead already is not a bad thing.

  • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

    Enough of this small ball.

    /Andruw Jones

  • Josh

    More home runs damnit!!!

  • Sheepmeister

    No HRs yet tonight, I am disappointed.

    • DCBX

      As am I – I have Teix and Martin on my fantasy team. :)

  • http://. Greg

    The Fugitive warming up in the pen for the Jays

  • jorge brosada

    Andruw Jones has looked pretty terrible today, at least he’s working the count a little bit

  • Cy Pettitte

    ESPN NY headline tomorrow: Yankees score 5 without a HR, power woes foreshadowing a long losing streak and no playoffs this year?

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

      WallyMatt’s already 400 words into that shit as we speak. It’s under control.

      • Guest

        I think we have to remember that Wally makes his money of all the page views from angry Yankee fans.

        Page views by any means necessary.

        To quote the Simpsons, if we want Wally to go away, “Just don’t look. Just don’t look.”

  • JerseyDutch

    New narrative: Yankees rely too much on the sac fly to score runs.

    • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

      “Yanks only have warning track power, will struggle to score.”

  • Epy0n

    MLB tv is the best. 20 dollars is completely worth it. Weaver v Harrison LFG

    • mbonzo

      $20?

      • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

        Per month.

    • MikeD

      What plan are you on? I want it.

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

    Nah, they’ll hit a homer tonight.

  • Epy0n

    Breaks down to 20 dollars a month.

  • mbonzo

    Colon throwing 94.

  • JerseyDutch

    Bartolo K-lon.

  • jorge brosada

    Wow, Bartolo is on a roll. I did not expect him to pitch this well at all

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

      “Wow, Bartolo is on a roll”.

      Fixed.

      #fatjoke

  • Cy Pettitte

    oh man that was just unfair, that thing was flapping around like a butterfly in the wind

    • JerseyDutch

      The very words Cameron Diaz said to A-Rod during their first night together.

  • JimAbbottFan

    Colon unleashes the gas.

  • IRF

    Hes en fuego

  • DCBX

    For all the trash talked about his physique, Colon sure is killing it tonight.

  • http://. Greg

    The Fugitive is on the mound

    • dkidd

      he didn’t kill his wife!!!

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    So Cashman’s “terrible offseason” is looking pretty friggin good right now. More shit is sticking to the wall than anyone thought possible.

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

      I’m already looking at ticket prices to attend Carlos Silva’s perfect game this July.

    • Cy Pettitte

      I’m still not convinced I didn’t somehow go back in time to 2003

    • Chris

      Well, his name is Colon….

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

        I’m so happy Colon is a Yankee. I had felt such a void in my life after Wang being non-tendered and Josh Dezse going back to school.

  • MikeD

    Skim job? Hmmmm.

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    Way to stick a toe out Jorge.

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    “My balls started to move, my pinkie was crooked.”
    -David Cone

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

      This is why we all wanted Cone back in the booth.

  • IRF

    Wait, has Colon really retired 12 straight?

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

      He’s been spotless since the Arencibia homer.

    • DCBX

      Yeah, apparently CY Colon hopped up out the DeLorean tonight. Who knew?

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    C-Grand putting good swings on it tonight.

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

    Wow, Colon is blowing them out
    Wow, they keep whiffing some Colon
    Wow, Colon is shi…

    too far.

  • JerseyDutch

    It would be nice to see a little old-school Jeter right about now.

    • http://. Greg

      Wah wah

      • JerseyDutch

        I know. Sad trombone time.

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

      SHUT UP YOU FANBOY

      /daddy’d

      • JerseyDutch

        The whole fanboy thing confuses me.

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

          It confuses all of us, friend.

    • IRF

      Jim Joyce actually no longer has the authority to make any calls. Thats why it got reversed so quickly

      • IRF

        reply fail

  • Cy Pettitte

    Jeter’d

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    JETER.

  • jorge brosada

    Well theres your regular Derek Jeter GIDP. I’m not complaining though with the way Colon is throwing

  • http://. Greg

    I mean is anybody really surprised by that result? It s become a given now

  • MikeJ

    Is there anyone better at hitting into double plays than Jeter??? MLB best!!

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

      Ivan Rodriguez is pretty top of the line, IMO.

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

      Is there anyone better at hitting into double plays than Jeter???

      Pudge?

      http://www.baseball-reference......reer.shtml

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

    Proof that polls don’t mean much.

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    Wow, Martin stole that strike.

  • Guest

    Ok, this is getting pretty surreal. It’s almost like he is engaging in performance art. Reality just can’t be this predictable. But with Captain Jetes, it actually seems like reality is, in fact, this predictable.

    Maybe John and Susan have been lying to us all along…

  • jorge brosada

    Darn you Jeter.

  • dkidd

    not saying he will continue to ops 500, but how bad would it have to get before jeter bats 8th or 9th?

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

    Would this scenario save or lose the Yankees runs:
    A-Rod at SS
    Jeter at 3B
    eh?

    /Polishes turd

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

      8 years ago? It would have saved runs. If we switched them today? Probably loses runs.

      • Guest

        Two years ago? I would have agreed with you. If we switched them today? I’m not so sure anymore.

        A-Rod has been moving much better at third this season. Jeter has turned into a statute at SS. A-Rod is still so much bigger than Jetes and nearly as old, so I imagine that Jetes still has the Edge (DYSWIDT?) at SS.

        But its really close.

  • mbonzo

    Quick go to the Jim Joyce.

  • Cy Pettitte

    good call

  • Kit

    Robbie to the rescue.

  • Rob

    it would really help if joyce was watching the game, he almost jim joyced us again

  • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

    Great play, Robbie. Shut up, Escobar.

  • thaaaaaaayankeeeswin

    acting like he didnt get tagged. what douche

    • Josh

      It’s the way the game is played. It was the right baseball move. Give him credit.

      /Bobby V’d

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

      “acting like he didnt get tagged. what a douche a savvy competitor.”

      Fixed.

      Trying to take advantage of an ump’s potential mistake is always a good move.

  • http://. Greg

    He could go all 9 at the rate he’s pitching

  • Josh

    69 pitches in six innings. Colon looks untouchable

  • IRF

    So apparently, colon has a BMI of 37. Thats using his listed weight. Is Bartolo Colon the first baseball player to be morbidly obese?

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

      Is Bartolo Colon the first baseball player to be morbidly obese?

      You’ve obviously never seen the Milwaukee Brewers play. Ever.

      • http://. Greg

        Or the later stages of Babe Ruth’s career

      • IRF

        Ohhhh right. Now that would be a fun matchup.

      • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

        This. I just watched them this week and thought to myself how out-of-shape most of them look.

      • DCBX

        Prince Fielder’s daddy wasn’t exactly a Men’s Health cover model when he was with the Yanks either.

        Actually, I think one of the best things about baseball is that a fat SOB that can throw hard or swing a bat well can still compete at a high level.

    • jorge brosada

      hahahaha wow thats insane

    • Kit

      I think BMI is supposedly flawed, but no…I don’t think he is the first. There have been some really heavy baseball players.

    • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

      Mo Vaughn, Cecil Fielder?

      • IRF

        Both Vaughn and Cecil would merely be “obese” using their listed weight

        • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

          Ok, thanks. I was curious.

    • toad

      Smokey Burgess.

      Mickey Lolich.

  • jorge brosada

    Wow 3rd double for Teix tonight, awesome

  • Cy Pettitte

    moar doubles

  • JimAbbottFan

    Tex with the triple double.

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

      /IceCube’d

      • dkidd

        his mamma cooked a breakfast with no hog

  • http://. Greg

    Buster Olney tweeted that Colon has “unaged 5 or 6 years”

    • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

      Olney may have misremembered.

    • JerseyDutch

      Is that legal?

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

    wat

  • Epy0n

    The AL West this year is some exciting baseball. Predictions? I see the Angels taking it this year.

    • http://. Greg

      Depends on what happens to Brandon Webb.

  • JerseyDutch

    If we lose this game, it’s Robbie’s fault.

    • JimAbbottFan

      I’ll blame Gardner.

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

        It’s comfortable, like your favorite broken-in recliner sofa.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Tony looking smug, as he should be

  • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

    Let’s give Levine’s job to Tony Pena.

  • jorge brosada

    Hmm, Bartolo’s stuff looks to be fading a little bit. Might want to take him out after this inning.

  • IRF

    Last batter here

  • Cy Pettitte

    82nd pitch at 94mph? damn, impressive

  • JerseyDutch

    Today’s D-Rob Dry Hump is brought to you by Yoo-Hoo.

  • http://. Greg

    Ump squeezed Colon a bit

    • IRF

      I hate it when that happens.

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    Colon in slow-mo…yikes.

  • MikeD

    He’s 37, 60 pounds overweight, but he can still hit 94. Meanwhile, our 24-year-old righthanded pitcher is still searching for his fastball.

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

      I have been told that baseball is a game that cannot be predicted.

      • MikeD

        …which is one of the many things I love about the game.

  • Evan in NYC

    Was Girardi speaking to the infielders on that mound visit or was ARod translating?

  • Cy Pettitte

    Colon: “put my hot pocket in the microwave and get it started please”

  • Cy Pettitte

    lol dumb Blue Jays

  • Evan in NYC

    FAIL!

  • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

    Lolz Arencibia.

  • jorge brosada

    Hahahahahahaha, thanks for the free out Arencibia.

  • JerseyDutch

    Big ovation for Colon.

  • MikeD

    Now pitching for the Yankees, Scott Proctor.

  • Josh

    If that was Snider then what would he smash?

  • j-f

    Love that Teixeira ran the ball to 3rd himself to make the tag and didn’t make an unnecessary throw

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    “But, but, but, in kickball in gym class we could have two men on a base!”

  • JerseyDutch

    Dear Bullpen,

    My doctor told me that I should avoid unnecessary stress. Please get seven outs quickly.

    Thanks,
    JD

  • http://. Greg

    The Hammer!

  • U Thant

    Mr. Robertson, you’ve just been Proctor’d.

  • jorge brosada

    2 strike, 2 out hit. So annoying

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

    Has Jeter always been this terrible at SS, or do I just notice because he can’t hit .330 anymore?

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

      I imagine this is what most of the Rawlings Gold Glove Award voters are thinking to themselves now.

    • MikeD

      The missing .330 part is contributing, but he’s also just about 37, so his range, never a strength, is declining.

  • MikeD

    Okay, I can get John McDonald out (not really), so let’s end this inning.

  • JerseyDutch

    Finish him!

  • Rookie

    Great move by Girardi to take Colon out and equally great move not to put Joba in — whether they win the game or not. It’s a marathon, not a sprint. If he doesn’t protect Colon and his bullpen arms better, as Joe and Mike have said, he can win some battles and lose the war as Joe Torre was so fond of doing.

  • Mantle28

    First of all Go Yanks.

    Second, My bro and I got into an argument today about who was the better baseball player Mantle or Dimaggio? I said Mantle and we googled differant opinions where Mantle won by a landslide so you thoughts?

    Third and final question, would you give up Gardner(based off last year, this year defiantly) Austin Romine, 3 MM and a lower level prospect for Colby Rasmus?

    • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

      Make that trade in a heartbeat.

    • http://. Greg

      I would. I don’t know if the Cardinals would.

      • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

        They’d laugh.

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

      B.) Mantle. Convincingly.

      C.) We’d all do that deal in a heartbeat, which is why St. Louis would never ever ever ever agree to it. Rasmus is a legit major league everyday starter; Gardner is a possible major league everyday starter and Romine is a possible possible possible major league everyday starter.

      Gardner + Romine + cash isn’t remotely enough for Rasmus, who isn’t even arb eligible yet. The Cards wouldn’t just hang up, they’d be insulted and wouldn’t return your calls for a week.

      • The209

        just wondering… (b) based on what?

    • MikeD

      The Yankees would do the deal, but the Cardinals would hang up the phone.

      Mantle. The only way DiMaggio could approach Mantle would be on the defensive side. Even when people like Bill James look at DiMaggio’s defensive numbers, they all agree he was a top-flight defender, very rangy, but there’s no way to really quantify how much range. I suppose if he was in the Andruw Jones area, coupled with his offense, then an argument could be made, but short of that, it’s Mantle.

    • Big Apple

      If I had a time machine I’d go back watch…hell…just even listen to Mantle hit the ball.

  • Esteban

    KKKKK-ROB

  • Ben from Stanford

    That’s fine, I’ll take a 2 strike hit and a K from Robertson. Good work.

  • http://. Greg

    Problem now is that its another close game

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

      The different between a three and four run lead in the eight inning is pretty small.

      • http://. Greg

        But knowing Girardi and his roles…

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

        I blame JerseyDutch for having the audacity to ask for an easy 10-0 win. All this shit is his fault.

        What a jerk.

        • JerseyDutch

          I’m going to punish myself by only having three beers tonight.

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

            I respect your humble penitence.

  • Epy0n

    I almost knew Knix was going to hit his fastball after I saw DRob only throwing his CB. Nice last strike out but I dont get why he wasn’t mixing in his FB more. Looked like he didn’t have confidence in it.

  • YankeesJunkie

    D-Rob had some real nice stuff that last inning, it would be awesome to see him out there for the eight. However, I’d rather see the Yanks score a few runs and may get Noesi a couple innings.

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

      Even with no tack-on runs, I’d love to see Noesi here in the 8th. A three run lead and starting a clean inning is a pretty decent low-leverage situation to break the kid’s cherry.

  • Rookie

    I think Jeter’s always been terrible at SS (except for 2009, I think it was), but not THIS terrible.

  • Rookie

    Let’s see if Girardi figures out that he has to spread the bullpen workload or not — no matter what the apparent implications may be for the outcome of this game.

    • pat

      Yeah, because one thing we know about Girardi is that he loves to overwork his bullpen.

  • Cy Pettitte

    where is the 8th inning guy?

  • YankeesJunkie

    Nice to see D-Rob for a second inning.

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

      Meh, I wanted the fresh fish.

      Whatevs, though.

  • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

    Wait, don’t we have a guy for the 8th inning?

  • Rookie

    (or does he resort to “It’s the eighth inning in a non-blowout game. Time for Soriano.”?)

  • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

    D-Rob is dealing.

  • Cy Pettitte

    K-Rob sittin these fools down

  • ND Mike

    Is Robertson the new Proctor?

  • Esteban

    Wow that ball was smoked

  • Cy Pettitte

    at least DRob is ambidextrous, so when his right arm falls off he can go down to the minors and start working on throwing with his left arm

  • JerseyDutch

    Bautista is approaching Pedroia-like levels of annoyance.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Oh noes!

  • JerseyDutch
  • Esteban

    I’m so excited to see Boone Logan

  • Epy0n

    Weaver has the nastiest change up its scary.

    • YankeesJunkie

      Tim Lincecum has something to say about that.

      • Big Apple

        so does Phil Hughes….oh…that’s right…its his fastball.

        BADDA BING!

  • JerseyDutch

    Yay! Got my HR fix.

  • Cy Pettitte

    lol Granderson > your CFer

  • Tank the Frank

    A bullpen-saving home run.

    • Big Apple

      amen to that…

  • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime dela g

    the grandyman CAN!

  • MikeD

    Do people still want Austin Jackson in CF? I think he’s hitting .150.

    • jon

      but hes so cheap!!

    • Esteban

      And Phil Coke!

  • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

    The Grandy Man can!

  • YankeesJunkie

    Curtis Granderson in just ballin’ this year.

  • Esteban

    #Cured x2

  • Mocha Joe

    As Grandy continues to mash the ball and Jeter continues to hit into DPs I don’t know how Girardi can justify hitting Jeter lead off and Grandy 9th. That has to be changed soon.

    • http://. Greg

      Jeter is going to have to volunteer himself for it. That’s the only way I can see it happening

    • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

      It needs to happen, but I don’t think it will unless Jeter goes to Girardi and requests it…which probably won’t happen.

    • JerseyDutch

      Fuck you, Brian Cashman!

      • http://. Greg

        Compare it to Willie Mays with the Mets

    • j-f

      Grandy’s career OBP is .340 (.324 last year). Jeter posted a .340 OBP in a terrible 2010 season. Grandy definitely has more power, but the number one thing you want from a leadoff guy is OBP, since he gets the most PAs. Jeter is not the best option to leadoff anymore, but Grandy isn’t the answer either.

  • Big Apple

    the grandyman can!

  • Cy Pettitte

    a Jeterian 0-5

  • jon

    does jeter retire if hes hitting 200 by the all star break?

    • http://. Greg

      Not until he gets 3000 hits

    • mbonzo

      Would you quit your $17m a year job because you sucked at it for the last 3 months?

      • Poopy Pants

        Perhaps, if I already made over $200 million plus endorsements and my skills have diminished too much.

        Also, it’s 3 months + last season.

        • Esteban

          Who knows how Jeter values money though.

    • DCBX

      only if Girardi catches him sleeping in the locker room.

      /Junior Griffey’d

  • Mark B

    Time to press the panic button on Jeter…..looks like we’ve got a $45 million albatross on our hands

  • Big Juan

    Alright, for real now. Wtf do they do about Jeter? They cannot keep batting him leadoff. And Gardner isn’t taking that job either.

    • JerseyDutch

      You and Mocha Joe aren’t roommates by any chance, are you?

    • Mark B

      Girardi will keep writing his name on that scorecard until he gets #3,000. After that, it will get interesting. Staying in first place will help his cause….the moment the Yanks fade, the Jeter critics will get much louder.

      • Tom Swift

        Yeah, that 3000 hit milestone will change the dynamics.

  • First time lawng time

    Of all of our players’, Grandy’s homerun swing is my favorite. His seems so smooth and fluid. I look Canos too, especially when he does that little thing where he drops the bat, but Grandys swing seems like the perfect swing. IDK.

    • Big Apple

      IMO, cano..its just so damn quick and fluid. but grandy is right there. lefties always look like they have the perfect swing.

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

      A-Rod’s. It’s so massive.

  • Esteban

    Love the Yankees Suck chant by the Toronto fans

    • JerseyDutch

      It’s just not the same without the drunken, racist hatred of Fenway.

      • Esteban

        Yeah, this chant was so lackluster-

        Just like Canada

  • Poopy Pants

    Garcia > CC, AJ, Hughes
    Colon > CC, AJ, Hughes

    • Esteban

      Clean pants > Poopy Pants

      • Esteban

        I don’t know why CC is in the second group, but with the early results, you’re not wrong.

  • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

    THIS ONE IS………foul.

    • http://. Greg

      Right on

    • JerseyDutch

      /Sterling’d

  • First time lawng time

    If you guys were in Jeters position right now, would you ask to be lowered in the lineup? Be honest.

    • Cy Pettitte

      I’d ask for a paper bag to put over my head

    • Esteban

      Derek Jeter doesn’t believe Derek Jeter has a problem

      • DCBX

        Has Derek Jeter been hanging out with Karl Malone? Karl Malone don’t like it when people make fun of older athletes like Karl Malone.

        /Kimmel’d

    • Mark B

      That would be a cop-out. No athlete as proud as Jeter with such a polished resume would or should ever do that. The move to lower him in the line-up or start benching him will come from Girardi. As I said in an earlier comment, you won’t hear a whisper of this from the Yankee brass until after he hits #3,000.

    • MikeD

      No.

    • ND Mike

      No, because the Yanks are still in first place and I can ground out in the bottom of the order just the same as I can leading off. I’m old, it takes awhile to get into a groove, see Mark Texeira’s career numbers in April.

  • pat

    Girardi is doing his best to Proctorize Lance Pendleton.

    /

  • Cy Pettitte

    tonight, everyone in the BP must warm up

    • Esteban

      It is chilly up in Toronto

    • mbonzo

      For some reason I read that in an angry German accent.

      TunIIte, evryvone in ze buwllPEN mUst varm op!

  • China Joe

    wouldn’t mind seeing Noesi here. The guy’s supposedly a legit MLB prospect – not a great prospect, but damn

  • Big Apple

    80% of the time leadoff walks score everytime…

  • http://. Greg

    When has warming up in the bullpen become an injury hazard? Every team’s bullpen does it

  • pat

    I know espn gamecast isn’t the most accurate, but it looks like Pendleton is getting squeezed.

    • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

      MLB Gameday showed that ball one pitch to be literally right down the middle.

  • Big Apple

    Travis Snider’s MLB pic is pure Red Neck.

  • JimAbbottFan

    I want to see a snider double play and watch him rage throw his helmet.

    • JimAbbottFan

      or not…

    • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

      Or rip it in half.

  • JerseyDutch

    Ruh-roh.

  • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

    Wow, I thought for sure they’d score at least one on that.

  • mbonzo

    Thanks Ken, I’ll just assume Soriano is coming in.

  • MikeD

    Girardi tried to bring David Robertson in again, but was told that was a rule violation.

  • http://. Greg

    Dont say that Girardi did not try to avoid Soriano

  • BklynJT

    Let’s not let the worse player on the team beat us two days in a row.

    • JerseyDutch

      There is no worst player on this team. We’re the Yankees!

  • Cy Pettitte

    if Soriano can’t get Nix/McDonald I give up

  • First time lawng time

    Ugh can we please not get life into these losers please?
    I hate Toronto. They killed us last year.

  • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

    Wow. He is all over the place.

  • Corporate Scum

    Who is this Jo-Kim Soria of which Kenny speaks?

    • ND Mike

      I think Rafy did it on purpose. Oh and someone to tell tall dark and frustrating to keep his shirt tucked in, pretend you LIKE the uniform at least while you’re on the field or you can be shipped to the Astros toolbag.

  • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

    Squeeze!

  • JerseyDutch

    Well, this is just a fine how-you-do.

  • mbonzo

    John McDonald with another suicide squeeze.

  • jorge brosada

    I can’t go through another bullpen meltdown. Just finish the goddam game Soriano.

  • MikeD

    Time for a DP.

  • http://. Greg

    Cant blame Girardi for this one if we lose

    • BklynJT

      I’m sure someone will find a way.

  • ND Mike

    Rafy, you piss me off.

  • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

    Huge out.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Just one more out.

  • JerseyDutch

    ::heart starts beating again::

  • First time lawng time

    Lol remember when Cervelli dropped the pop up?
    And when he was trying to catch a pop up but tripped on the bat?

    Yeah. I really do not miss that (him).

  • MikeD

    Pendelton didn’t earn any brownie points by putting the first two runners on.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Nice job finishing the game for Soriano after a rough start.

  • mbonzo

    Bartolo Colon has 1 more win than CC.

    • Griffey’s Grotequely Swollen Jaw

      And that is how we start our negotiations with CC when he opts out.

  • Rookie

    Super. Girardi chooses winning the battle and losing the war. Remember games like this when Soriano is ineffective late in the season and in the postseason or winds up getting hurt.

    And since this is the fourth day in five that he’s pitched, it wouldn’t be a surprise if he’s not effective anyway.

    • JerseyDutch

      Meh. He gave Mo the day off, which is much more important.

    • ND Mike

      How is one set of games in April affect October? That is a lot of extrapolating.

  • First time lawng time

    Granderson speaks well (although he does ramble sometimes). He seems like a nice guy though. Friendly, classy. Hard to find something bad to say about him

    • Big Apple

      he’s not a pimple on Ellsbury’s ass though…that injun can flat out play!

  • Big Apple

    I want a Bartolo jersey…an exact replica….I can use it as a car cover. and I drive a big SUV.

    • ND Mike

      Bigger jersey? CC or Colon or Yankee infield?

  • Alfredo

    who is pitching the first game against the orioles

    • Tamir

      CC

  • http://Facebook.com/andrewjcalagna Drew

    What happened in the 8th when Swish took 2nd was that a SB?

  • Reggie C.

    Just saw Colon’s interview in the post game show. The man is a tub of lard. But he’s our tub of lard. God bless Colon for his 6.2 inning effort. That’s a hell of a lot more than what Hughes and Nova has given.