Game 16: A-Rod’s back


(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.

Categories : Game Threads


  1. 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.

  2. Kevin G. says:

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

  3. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  4. JerseyDutch says:

    A 10-0 win today would be very satisfying.

  5. Teh Comp Pick says:

    Watchin the pregame, damn Curtis Granderson is the man!

  6. Mocha Joe says:

    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.

  7. Stratman9652 says:

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

  8. Epy0n says:

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

  9. YankeesJunkie says:

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

  10. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  11. Esteban says:

    Me likey the oppo power from Teix

  12. mbonzo says:

    I can haz abomb?

  13. YankeesJunkie says:

    Nice oppo field hit for Tex.

  14. mbonzo says:

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

    I’m disappointed with him.

  15. Ori says:

    When’s that postponed orioles game?

  16. Esteban says:

    Ribbie for Robbie.

  17. Esteban says:

    That was a huuuuuuuge cut.

  18. Neil says:

    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.

  19. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:


  20. Epy0n says:

    Arods .543 wOBA is looking nice so far.

  21. Pat D says:

    RISP fail.


  22. CS Yankee says:

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

  23. Epy0n says:

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

  24. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  25. Esteban says:

    This Colon has guts

  26. ultimate913 says:

    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?

    • 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!

  27. JerseyDutch says:

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

  28. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  29. JerseyDutch says:

    I thought that one was gone.

  30. mbonzo says:

    “His glove is still gold.”

  31. Steve P says:

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

  32. T-Dubs says:

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

  33. Esteban says:

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

  34. Cy Pettitte says:

    oh Jorge

  35. jorge brosada says:

    Dammit Jorge, stop striking out…

  36. Esteban says:

    THE Coltrane

  37. jorge brosada says:

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

  38. Cy Pettitte says:


  39. Esteban says:


  40. Cy Pettitte says:

    da grandyman! gonna be a monster year for him

  41. jorge brosada says:

    The Grandyman! Also lol @ Bautista

  42. MikeD says:

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

  43. Josh says:

    The Yanks scored without a home run!

  44. Mocha Joe says:

    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.

  45. Guest says:

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

    He’s so exciting.

  46. Esteban says:

    Too much small ball, more HRs please.

  47. JerseyDutch says:

    No more small ball! Hit home runs!

  48. Greg says:

    Lets bury the bluebirds!

  49. Cy Pettitte says:

    Colon looks off tonight

  50. jorge brosada says:

    Silly Bartolo…

  51. mbonzo says:

    Ok, now I’m happy.

  52. V says:

    And… Arencibia’s on my bench tonight.

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

  53. YankeesJunkie says:

    Gardner would have gotten that!

  54. Cy Pettitte says:

    Snider REALLY hates his bats, huh?

  55. mbonzo says:

    Nasty pitch by Colon.

  56. Teh Comp Pick says:

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

  57. Cy Pettitte says:


  58. Mike Myers says:

    Colon was not built for HD

  59. Esteban says:

    Casino Rama? Terrible name for a casino.

  60. Jerome S. says:

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

  61. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    A-Rod’s weighted OB is very heavy l0lz

  62. Guest says:

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

  63. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Wow definitely safe.

  64. mbonzo says:

    Arod looked WAY safe to me.

  65. Jerome S. says:

    He looked in, IMO.

  66. MikeD says:

    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.

  67. JerseyDutch says:

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

  68. Cy Pettitte says:

    why the hell would he run?

  69. YankeesJunkie says:

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

  70. Mike Myers says:

    he was safe as hell!

  71. Esteban says:

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

  72. jorge brosada says:

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

  73. Josh says:

    He was safe.


  74. Mocha Joe says:

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

  75. Guest says:

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

    • Mike Myers says:

      Jim Joyce rule of baseball #45?

      • Guest says:

        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.

  76. YankeesJunkie says:

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

    • Guest says:

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

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

  78. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Chasing DiMaggio.

  79. Hummingbird S. says:

    Jones is never going to hit Cecil’s offspeed stuff

  80. Cy Pettitte says:

    Kim Jones: bottom line, everyone was impressed with everyone

  81. Mike HC says:

    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.

  82. Epy0n says:

    Nasty changeup from Colon.

  83. Josh says:

    Colon’s k’s look nasty

  84. Jerome S. says:

    Cervelli at DH is like milking a pregnant hamster.

  85. mbonzo says:

    Colon looks incredible. Send Nova down.

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

  87. “Yank’s Colon Filthy After 2″

    Dirty Headlines FTW

  88. Mike Myers says:

    Is colon our second best pitcher?

  89. Cy Pettitte says:

    Colon daaaaaaaaaaaamn that was filthy

  90. YankeesJunkie says:

    After three Colon looks really good.

  91. Josh says:

    LOOK OUT!!!!

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

  92. Mike Axisa says:

    Trivia has to be Delgado, no?

  93. jorge brosada says:

    Ugly AB there from grandy

  94. daddy says:


  95. Hummingbird S. says:

    Great game so far from Bartolo

  96. IRF says:

    Who is this fat guy on the mound?

  97. JerseyDutch says:

    More runs, please.

  98. dkidd says:

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

  99. Cy Pettitte says:

    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.

  100. Greg says:

    Damn the O’s are hot

  101. YankeesJunkie says:

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

    • inpinstripes says:

      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 says:

        It was the exact opposite for me last year.

        • inpinstripes says:

          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 :(

  102. YankeesJunkie says:

    McDonald had way more time than he thought.

  103. Blue Jays can’t touch Yankees’ Colon!

    Dirty Headline #2

  104. A.D. says:

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

  105. Greg says:

    Get these runs in anyway possible.

  106. YankeesJunkie says:

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

  107. Greg says:

    Good job ARod. Any way possible

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

  109. jorge brosada says:

    Alex’s baseball instincts are awesome

  110. YankeesJunkie says:

    Whatevs, just a sac fly RBI that was scorched.

  111. Jerome S. says:

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

  112. YankeesJunkie says:

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

  113. Enough of this small ball.

    /Andruw Jones

  114. Josh says:

    More home runs damnit!!!

  115. Sheepmeister says:

    No HRs yet tonight, I am disappointed.

  116. Greg says:

    The Fugitive warming up in the pen for the Jays

  117. jorge brosada says:

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

  118. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  119. JerseyDutch says:

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

  120. Epy0n says:

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

  121. Jerome S. says:

    Nah, they’ll hit a homer tonight.

  122. Epy0n says:

    Breaks down to 20 dollars a month.

  123. mbonzo says:

    Colon throwing 94.

  124. JerseyDutch says:

    Bartolo K-lon.

  125. jorge brosada says:

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

  126. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  127. JimAbbottFan says:

    Colon unleashes the gas.

  128. IRF says:

    Hes en fuego

  129. DCBX says:

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

  130. Greg says:

    The Fugitive is on the mound

  131. Stratman9652 says:

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

  132. MikeD says:

    Skim job? Hmmmm.

  133. Stratman9652 says:

    Way to stick a toe out Jorge.

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

  135. IRF says:

    Wait, has Colon really retired 12 straight?

  136. C-Grand putting good swings on it tonight.

  137. Jerome S. says:

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

    too far.

  138. JerseyDutch says:

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

  139. Cy Pettitte says:


  140. jorge brosada says:

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

  141. Greg says:

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

  142. MikeJ says:

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

  143. Jerome S. says:

    Proof that polls don’t mean much.

  144. Wow, Martin stole that strike.

  145. Guest says:

    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…

  146. jorge brosada says:

    Darn you Jeter.

  147. dkidd says:

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

  148. Jerome S. says:

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

    /Polishes turd

  149. mbonzo says:

    Quick go to the Jim Joyce.

  150. Cy Pettitte says:

    good call

  151. Kit says:

    Robbie to the rescue.

  152. Rob says:

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

  153. Great play, Robbie. Shut up, Escobar.

  154. thaaaaaaayankeeeswin says:

    acting like he didnt get tagged. what douche

  155. Greg says:

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

  156. Josh says:

    69 pitches in six innings. Colon looks untouchable

  157. IRF says:

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

  158. jorge brosada says:

    Wow 3rd double for Teix tonight, awesome

  159. Cy Pettitte says:

    moar doubles

  160. JimAbbottFan says:

    Tex with the triple double.

  161. Greg says:

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

  162. Epy0n says:

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

  163. JerseyDutch says:

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

  164. Cy Pettitte says:

    Tony looking smug, as he should be

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

  166. jorge brosada says:

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

  167. IRF says:

    Last batter here

  168. Cy Pettitte says:

    82nd pitch at 94mph? damn, impressive

  169. JerseyDutch says:

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

  170. Greg says:

    Ump squeezed Colon a bit

  171. MikeD says:

    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.

  172. Evan in NYC says:

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

  173. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  174. Cy Pettitte says:

    lol dumb Blue Jays

  175. Evan in NYC says:


  176. jorge brosada says:

    Hahahahahahaha, thanks for the free out Arencibia.

  177. JerseyDutch says:

    Big ovation for Colon.

  178. MikeD says:

    Now pitching for the Yankees, Scott Proctor.

  179. Josh says:

    If that was Snider then what would he smash?

  180. j-f says:

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

  181. Stratman9652 says:

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

  182. JerseyDutch says:

    Dear Bullpen,

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


  183. U Thant says:

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

  184. jorge brosada says:

    2 strike, 2 out hit. So annoying

  185. Jerome S. says:

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

  186. MikeD says:

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

  187. JerseyDutch says:

    Finish him!

  188. Rookie says:

    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.

  189. Mantle28 says:

    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?

  190. Esteban says:


  191. Ben from Stanford says:

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

  192. Greg says:

    Problem now is that its another close game

  193. Epy0n says:

    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.

  194. YankeesJunkie says:

    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.

  195. Rookie says:

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

  196. Rookie says:

    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.

  197. Cy Pettitte says:

    where is the 8th inning guy?

  198. YankeesJunkie says:

    Nice to see D-Rob for a second inning.

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

  200. Rookie says:

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

  201. Cy Pettitte says:

    K-Rob sittin these fools down

  202. ND Mike says:

    Is Robertson the new Proctor?

  203. Esteban says:

    Wow that ball was smoked

  204. Cy Pettitte says:

    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

  205. JerseyDutch says:

    Bautista is approaching Pedroia-like levels of annoyance.

  206. YankeesJunkie says:

    Oh noes!

  207. Esteban says:

    I’m so excited to see Boone Logan

  208. Epy0n says:

    Weaver has the nastiest change up its scary.

  209. JerseyDutch says:

    Yay! Got my HR fix.

  210. Cy Pettitte says:

    lol Granderson > your CFer

  211. Tank the Frank says:

    A bullpen-saving home run.

  212. dela g says:

    the grandyman CAN!

  213. MikeD says:

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

  214. YankeesJunkie says:

    Curtis Granderson in just ballin’ this year.

  215. Esteban says:

    #Cured x2

  216. Mocha Joe says:

    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.

  217. Big Apple says:

    the grandyman can!

  218. Cy Pettitte says:

    a Jeterian 0-5

  219. jon says:

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

  220. Mark B says:

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

  221. Big Juan says:

    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 says:

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

    • Mark B says:

      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.

  222. First time lawng time says:

    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.

  223. Esteban says:

    Love the Yankees Suck chant by the Toronto fans

  224. Poopy Pants says:

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

  225. First time lawng time says:

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

    • Cy Pettitte says:

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

    • Esteban says:

      Derek Jeter doesn’t believe Derek Jeter has a problem

      • DCBX says:

        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.


    • Mark B says:

      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.

    • ND Mike says:

      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.

  226. pat says:

    Girardi is doing his best to Proctorize Lance Pendleton.


  227. Cy Pettitte says:

    tonight, everyone in the BP must warm up

  228. China Joe says:

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

  229. Big Apple says:

    80% of the time leadoff walks score everytime…

  230. Greg says:

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

  231. pat says:

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

  232. Big Apple says:

    Travis Snider’s MLB pic is pure Red Neck.

  233. JimAbbottFan says:

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

  234. JerseyDutch says:


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

  236. mbonzo says:

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

  237. MikeD says:

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

  238. Greg says:

    Dont say that Girardi did not try to avoid Soriano

  239. BklynJT says:

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

  240. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  241. First time lawng time says:

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

  242. Wow. He is all over the place.

  243. Corporate Scum says:

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

    • ND Mike says:

      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.

  244. JerseyDutch says:

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

  245. mbonzo says:

    John McDonald with another suicide squeeze.

  246. jorge brosada says:

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

  247. MikeD says:

    Time for a DP.

  248. Greg says:

    Cant blame Girardi for this one if we lose

  249. ND Mike says:

    Rafy, you piss me off.

  250. YankeesJunkie says:

    Just one more out.

  251. JerseyDutch says:

    ::heart starts beating again::

  252. First time lawng time says:

    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).

  253. MikeD says:

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

  254. YankeesJunkie says:

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

  255. mbonzo says:

    Bartolo Colon has 1 more win than CC.

  256. Rookie says:

    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.

  257. First time lawng time says:

    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

  258. Big Apple says:

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

  259. Alfredo says:

    who is pitching the first game against the orioles

  260. Drew says:

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

  261. Reggie C. says:

    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.

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