Apr
23

Game 17: New York South

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(AP Photo/Gail Burton)

One thing never ceases to amaze me when the Yankees play the Orioles in Camden Yards: the stands are always full of Yankees’ fans. In recent years they’re even starting to outnumber the Orioles’ fans. Baltimore’s only three or four hour drive away from New York, so a weekend series like this is a good chance to check the Yankees out at a great park for dirt cheap against a team they’ll probably beat while also getting to hang out in the Inner Harbor before and after. Pretty sweet weekend if you ask me. Here’s tonight’s starting nine…

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

CC Sabathia, SP

The weather in Baltimore isn’t great, but there appears to be enough of window for them to get the game in tonight. YES will carry the game whenever it starts, though first pitch is scheduled for a little after 7pm ET. Enjoy.

Categories : Game Threads
  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    Speaking of full of the other team’s fans, did anyone catch the Bulls game? Sheesh, there were more away fans at an elimination game in the playoffs.

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

      i literally had never seen such an away crowd for a home playoff game in my life that the two teams weren’t in the same city.

      It was pretty appalling if i were the pacers execs

      • A-Rod’s Wingman

        Yeah, I mean even the Rays got fans for their playoff games.

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

      hell, the pacers players were BOOED LOUDLY during their introductions.

      that was effing hilarious

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    Also, I gotta drop a starter to bring Morrow off the DL here’s my other starters:

    Felix, AJ, Scott Baker, Danks, Pavano, Carmona, Shields, and Ricky Romero. Fucked thing is that if I dropped Fausto for Morrow before today that would have been a 22 point swing. :(

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

      Yeah, definitely drop Carmona. Not even a question in my mind.

      • A-Rod’s Wingman

        What makes you say that? He’s a groundball pitcher who (prior to today) hasn’t walked very many batters and has pretty good stuff? I’m leaning Hot Carl, but it’s between hin and Carmona.

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

          I glanced over Pavano, my bad. Drop him and keep Carmona, but Carmona is next line to get cut.

          • A-Rod’s Wingman

            Yeah, I’ll drop him tomorrow after his start. I’m down quite a bit thanks to Carmona so I’ll need his start.

    • mbonzo

      Probably Pavano. He’s got a much lower K/9 than Baker, he’s older, and he’s on the Twins who look like they’re gonna have offensive issues this year. Pavano hasn’t pitched that well either, so you’d probably lose out on wins/Ks/ERA/FIP.

  • Esteban

    Are we actually gonna get baseball?

    • Esteban

      Looks beeyootiful in Balmore. Thank god.

  • Esteban

    And hey since they’re in Baltimore, where’s Jimmy McNulty?

    • A-Rod’s Wingman

      New name, same asshole.

  • nathan

    True that ! Camden Yards provides better value for money than YS III. I have watched more Yankee games at Camden Yards than at YS III, yeah have to watch the sucky Orioles, but I get to watch Yanks at reasonable prices, pretty good parking and great place to hang out after the game. I have relatives @ Baltimore too, cant beat that.

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

    lol how was that a strike 1

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

    jeter gettin a hit

    good for him

  • Cy Pettitte

    oh Captain my Captain

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

    Over/under: 2.5 combined walks for Robbie and Vlady in the series.

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    Solid base hit for the Captian, showing some nice progress. Never count a hall of famer out.

  • Esteban

    Jeter got a hit that landed in the outfield! It wasn’t hit hard, but I’ll take it at this point.

  • Tom Zig

    So by the end of next week I’m going to have a logjam. I have Longo, Hart, Rajai and Andres Torres all coming off the DL. I’m going to need to get rid of two players.

    Right now I plan on dropping Ryan Roberts when Longo comes back. So that’s one down. But I need to get rid of one of these 4 players:

    Luke Scott
    Alex Gordon
    Rajai Davis
    Andres Torres

    • Pat D

      Davis is hurt.

      • Tom Zig

        I know, he likely comes off the DL next week.

    • A-Rod’s Wingman

      How badly do you need steals? Scott’s probably the most useless overall out of that group. He’s a solid hitter, but kinda a “meh” option in fantasy.

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

      Eliminate Scott, he’s just unlikeable.

      • Pat D

        Tee hee.

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

    was that oriole on 2nd base talking trash to tex?

    • Pat D

      Sure looked like it. Why, is what I’d like to know.

    • Alex S

      certainly looked like it to me

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

    a-rod!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    wtf did Teix do that’s made Andino so mad?

    • JimAbbottFan

      I think he was bitching because Tex slid into him rather than the bag.

      • Pat D

        Cry baby.

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

    That was fast.

  • Esteban

    WOoohoooo

  • JimAbbottFan

    Ah, Yankee baseball. I missed you.

  • jorge brosada

    Arod is so freaking good, it’s ridiculous

    • Pat D

      If he was that good, it would have been a home run.

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

        Bondsian.

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    Michael Kay’s such an asshole, I love it.

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

    everything is going right for the yankees

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    Ribinson.

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    Man, better fire up the bullpen already. Also, Posada’s on pace for 48 HRs. I’d say he’s swinging the bat just fine.

  • Pat D

    The 4 run inning continues to elude the Yankees.

    • JimAbbottFan

      They’re DOOMED!

    • A-Rod’s Wingman

      They can’t keep up with Boston’s staff and ability to put a four spot up in any given inning.

  • Cy Pettitte

    hip hip Jor-K

  • Alex S

    still no 4 run inning

  • IRF

    CC with the phil coke impression

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

    oh it seems as if andino was just telling mark to calm down. nothing too bad

    • Pat D

      There really wasn’t a need for him to do that.

    • pat

      Calm down because of what?

      • Matty Ice

        how dare he play baseball.

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

        i have no idea why, but it seems that’s all he ever said to tex

  • Cy Pettitte

    97 on the gun, hot damn

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

    grit gutner!

  • Pat D

    Teh Grit!!!

  • IRF

    Welcome back, Brett

  • Cy Pettitte

    brett hit something with authority!

  • JimAbbottFan

    Jeter AND Gardner getting a hit?!

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    Did that really just happen?

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

    how the hell was that strike one to jeter??

  • YanksFan in MA

    If Gardner hadn’t gone for two there I might have actually driven to Baltimore to buy tickets for tomorrow’s game and heckled him. Or better yet I would anonomously say I’d do that on this website…

    • Pat D

      Well said.

      • Pat D

        Actually it’s another way of saying, “I will…take your mother, Dorothy Mantooth, out for a nice seafood dinner and never call her again.”

  • Tom Zig

    Nice text poll guys

  • Esteban

    Boo Yankees suck They didn’t score that inning

    /getting greedy

  • JerseyDutch

    We’re relying too much on small ball to score runs.

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

    why are they scoring without home runs…

  • Mark

    Tex looked safe at first, Roberts looking off the pace at 2nd!!

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    I hope Swish and Jetes get their first jacks tonight. My fantasy team needs Swisher to stop sucking.

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    Robinson’s fun to watch, easily my favorite HR trot of all the Yankees where he slacks off rounding third.

  • Tom Zig

    Is there a reason why they keep showing Andruw Jones?

    • pat

      It’s his birthday?

    • IRF

      They are talking about how its his birthday, and he really likes Cano’s swing

    • Pat D

      It’s his birthday. He’s 34. Kim said Jeter and Posada were heckling him and not believing he was that young.

  • Esteban

    Jeez, Jeter lumbers in the field these days, even on plays he makes.

  • mbonzo

    CC is pissed he can’t get a win, so he’s like fuck it I’ll just throw a perfect game.

  • Tom Zig

    unnecessary dive ftw

  • Esteban

    That was one way to play a flyball into a diving catch.

  • Cy Pettitte

    I like the slo mo of Fox eating dirt

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    This asshole really should have given up easily five runs by now.

    • Cy Pettitte

      I’m glad I’m not the only one who’s sightly annoyed that he’s cruising now

      • Esteban

        I demand a 4 run inning!

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    That was off the plate…

  • Tom Zig

    Slider is absolute filth today

  • Esteban

    Wow All of The Lights has to be the most popular AB music this season.

  • Cy Pettitte

    fuck you Lee

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    Well that was fun while it lasted, oddly enough that 0-0 curve was a strike to Gardner.

    **yes I’m angry about that**

  • Esteban

    No perfect game :(

  • Esteban

    Really nice play by Andino.

  • Esteban

    It’s nice to have Teixeira show up in April.

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

    FEAR

  • Esteban

    Man Cano is so smooth. I love those underarm flip throws he makes.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Sit down, Reynolds. You bum.

  • Cy Pettitte

    CC, just wow

  • Ryan

    Are we on pace for the fastest Yankee game ever??

    • IRF

      Nah, Orioles middle relievers will slow this game down

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

    51 pitches in 5 innings
    holy shit

  • JDDZip

    This reminds me of that game where A-Rod hit that 3 run blast and CC threw the complete game shutout

  • Rob

    Are u kidding me, three stringing strikes to weiters, cc is on his game tonight, let’s hope for the cg

  • Esteban

    Please knock Bergesen out already. He’s not good.

  • Cy Pettitte

    hip hip oy vey

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

    RUSSELL WITH THE MUSCLE!!

  • Esteban

    The ColTRANE!!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Russell = best $4mil spent ever

  • Sean C

    RUSSELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    Russell Martin, 2010: 5 HR

    Russell Martin, 2011: 5 HR

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

      Wasn’t it you that tweeted today he’s pretty much earned his contract already?

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

        Yeah, if you take the FanGraphs’ values literally. That homer probably pushed him past it.

    • I Voted 4 Kodos

      You can’t predict baseball. You just can’t.

  • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

    Monsieur Martin! E’la!

  • I Voted 4 Kodos

    I just wanted to profess my love for Russel Marting.

    That is all.

    • I Voted 4 Kodos

      It would probably help if I spelled his name right of course.

      • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

        First and last.

        • I Voted 4 Kodos

          Yeah, that was a hell of a job on my part.

          In my defense…ah, I got nothing. I feel great shame.

    • daddy

      posada sucks

      • Esteban

        lol whatevs

  • IRF

    Ok, that was just ridiculous

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

    what an effing play

  • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

    Damn. Derek can’t afford to lose his infield hits.

  • Tom Zig

    Does Russell Martin still have a year of arbitration left?

    • ROBTEN

      Yup.

      “The Yankees’ $4MM deal with Russell Martin is official now that he has passed his physical, according to ESPN.com’s Buster Olney (Twitter links). With Jorge Posada moving into a designated hitter role next year, Martin should be the Yankees’ starting catcher. Since Martin has less than five years of service time, he’s under team control for 2012 as an arbitration eligible player.”

      http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/.....artin.html

  • Alex S

    dealing. looks like a CG for CC

    • Cy Pettitte

      CGSO

  • Esteban

    Ribbinson Cano is so smoooth. I’m telling you; he’s silky

  • IRF

    Best game the Yankees have played thus far.

  • Esteban

    Granderson is such a classy dude.

  • Rookie

    I wonder how many teams in the majors have a leadoff batter with an OPS down around .500 or less.

    The Milwaukee Brewers are one, by the way. Last I looked, Craig Counsell had an OPS down around .450. On the other hand, he’s not a statue in the field playing (or trying to play) shortstop like our icon.

    So far this year, according to FanGraphs, Jeter would have been worth more to the Yankees if he were posing in Monument Field instead of playing shortstop and batting leadoff or second in the lineup. They estimate that he’s had a negative contribution to the team value wise so far this year of $.9 million. That would put him on pace to be worth a negative $9 million.

    Aren’t you glad the Yankees didn’t insult him with a two-year contract for around $10 million per year?

    • Mike HC

      It is sad to watch a legend fall of like this. First I had to watch Bernie and now Jeter. This one hits closer to home though.

      • daddy

        ok old bernie was way better than this. jeter is just downright pathetic.

  • Mike HC

    Yup. Went to Baltimore opening day 2009, and it was a party in the streets before and after. It rained a little, but that literally had zero effect on the street party and bar hopping.

  • Rookie

    Can we make Jeter our honorary shortstop and honorary leadoff hitter and put somebody in the lineup who can hit and play the position?

    Nahh. He’s Derek Jeter. Only he can pull himself out of the lineup.

    • OMGBagels

      No, he’s all about the team. And that’s final.

    • OMGBagels

      HIT HIM.

    • OMGBagels

      Oh noes. Extra innings?

  • Cy Pettitte

    Russell, oh man, that killed me

  • Esteban

    Nice range by A-Rod … NOT

  • Yanks46

    We’re winning 6-0, CC is beastin and we’re sitting pretty in first place in the AL East. But by all means, let’s complain about Derek Jeter again.

    • Rookie

      If any player — be it Derek Jeter or anybody else — accuses the team I’m rooting for of disrespecting him and complains about being offered more than any other team in baseball would pay him after a putrid season where after the All Star Break he looks pathetic and is extremely old for the position, and then gets the original offer, which was overly generous relative to what anyone else would pay or what his performance was likely to be worth) almost doubled and extended in years, I reserve the right to complain about that player’s putrid performance and throw tomatoes every single game for the rest of that player’s career no matter what the score or even if no game is being played because he deserves it.

      In my opinion, he’s always been a self-centered phony more concerned with himself and his rivalry with ARod than his team’s success. And his contract negotiations last year simply shined a big spotlight on it.

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    WHEELS COMING OFF!!!!!

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

    Dang nab it.

  • Esteban

    As Clay Davis would say
    Sheeeeeeeeeit

    • A-Rod’s Wingman

      Well played.

  • Cy Pettitte

    ugh

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    Well there goes the bullpen’s night off.

    Fuck.

    • JDDZip

      … they had a night off yesterday, and the day before that

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

      He’s still under 80 pitches through seven, CC can definitely finish this off. I suspect Girardi to slave to the save rule though.

      • A-Rod’s Wingman

        That’s more what I’m worried about than anything.

      • A-Rod’s Wingman

        Well…maybe not.

  • JDDZip

    Props to Adam Jones that was a good at bat

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

    That home run was actually A-Rod’s, it was so strong that it got hit by an Oriole

  • goterpsgo

    Damn it I wanted a shutout. I want to have them dominate to shut out the crowd.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Swish is getting BABIP’d

  • Pat D

    Gotta step away from the game, Doctor Who is on.

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

    Hip fuckin’ hip.

  • Big Apple

    Hip hip!

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

    Bitches don’t know ’bout my ISO

  • Esteban

    Jorge “Three True Outcomes” Posada.

  • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

    Is there such a thing as a 1-outcome hitter?

    • A-Rod’s Wingman

      Robinson Cano, the outcome is pain.

  • IRF

    Jorge continues his assault of the three true outcomes record

  • Cy Pettitte

    hip hip Jorge!

    what is that? 9 hits, 6 HRs now?

  • whozat

    I don’t get a lot of hits.

    But when I do, they are all homers.

    — The most interesting Jorge in the world.

    • jorge brosada

      IETC

    • Esteban

      IETC

      • jorge brosada

        jinx

  • JDDZip

    Jorge didnt want Martin to outdo him

    • JDDZip

      Got damn it who saw that one coming haha

    • A-Rod’s Wingman

      Mounsuier Martin didn’t want to be outdid either.

  • Esteban

    The ColTRANE!

  • Big Apple

    Muscle!

  • JerseyDutch

    Martin is insane.

    • Big Apple

      He’s no salty, though

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

    Damn Russell, don’t be so mean.

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

    back to back jacks!!

    wooo!!!

  • http://Www.or.ly JM

    Dear Girardi,

    CC is fine, we don’t need to use Soriano and maybe even Mariano. CC is just as capable as going another 2 innings without blowing the lead as the bullpen probably is. CC has a pitch count low enough to go the distance. Let’s rest this bullpen and get a CG.

    Thank you.

    P.S.
    I was going to say ignore the save rule but Jorge and Russell are too cool for my argument.

  • Alex S

    just splooged a little

  • jorge brosada

    The Bronx fuckin bombers.

    Chicks dig the long-ball, yo

  • IRF

    Russell Martin becomes the first Yankee catcher to have a multi-homer game against a division rival in April since Russell Martin

    • daddy

      martin is a stud if he can stay healthy

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Coltraneeeeeeee

  • I Voted 4 Kodos

    Russel Marting strikes again.

    Maybe my poor attempt at spelling earlier somehow spurred him to another homer.

  • IRF

    Oriole pitchers are spending too much time with PFP, not enough time pitching

  • Cy Pettitte

    Arod with the bases loaded, oh boy

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

    Damn all these homers.

  • JerseyDutch

    A Grand Alex!

  • Snake Plissken

    Kill them all, ARod!

  • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

    Wow.

    Just wow.

  • jorge brosada

    High fastball on Arod, wtf were you thinking?

  • Alex S

    WOW! did you hear the sound off the bat??!!?? Kay exploded!

    BTW finally a 4 run inning!

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    Well there’s that four run inning.

  • Pat D

    Finally have that 4-run inning.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    A-Rod. More like Grand Slam Rod.

  • China Joe

    Remember back in the day when people would criticize him for hitting a grand slam in a 6-run game?

    Kiss the (championship) ring, bitch!

  • jorge brosada

    I guess now we’ve finally had that 4+ run inning…

  • Brent

    I called that GS from my room. Supercoolstorybro, I know.

    How many times have we seen Teixeira walked to load the bases only for ARod to hit a grand slam? I feel like it happens twice a year.

  • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

    I think CC gets that W tonight.

  • YanksFan in MA

    A-Rod is pretty good huh?

  • ArchStanton

    I love how Gametracker specifies the home run was hit hard.

    Rodriguez homered hard to left center, Jeter, Granderson and Teixeira scored.

  • Esteban

    MVP. Book it.

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    Give Martin the rest of the night off?

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

    what a way to finally get the 4 run inning

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

    Lol Orioles.

    • Cy Pettitte

      they really are coming crashing back to earth after the hot start, huh? lol

  • Klemy

    it turns out that A-Rod is good at baseball.

    • Do Not Feed The Trolls!

      Pssh hes no Derek Sanderson Jeter

  • Esteban

    Wow the hype about Showalter’s effect is disappearing pretty quickly eh?

    • ArchStanton

      I’m waiting for Steve from WasWatching to back down from his Showalter worship :)

      • Pat D

        You bother reading that site?

        • ArchStanton

          I do like Steve actually, he just likes to stir up stuff for reasons I don’t get.

      • Esteban

        Don’t hold your breath.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    This is the most fun I’ve had watching a Yankee game in a while. Anybody else?

  • Kevin G.

    So, at this point it’s inevitably A-Rod is going to have the all-time lead in RBIs, right? (Yes, I know RBIs are a meaningless stat.)

    • China Joe

      I don’t think it’s meaningless when you’ve driven in more runs than anyone else in the history of baseball.

    • YanksFan in MA

      All time RBI leaderboard not exactly littered with meaningless players though. Still cool to be passing these types of players.

    • Esteban

      Like pitcher wins, when you’re talking about career totals, I don’t think RBIs are completely meaningless. If a player is a top 10 all time in either one, that means they were really fucking good players.

  • Tom Zig

    ARod now tied with Gehrig, right?

    • Pat D

      Yes, yes he is.

      • Esteban

        One behind in career grand slams

        • Pat D

          No, that should have just tied him. Unless someone updated Wikipedia in the 10 minutes between I checked it and he hit it.

          • Esteban

            The YES graphic showed them 2 apart before the GS.

  • mbonzo

    98 on the YES gun = 93 on gameday

  • Cy Pettitte

    99? hot gun?

    • mbonzo

      96 on gameday. Either way, thats about as hard as he threw last year in the first inning. The weight loss might have added a few mph or just gave him more stamina. (weight loss narrative!)

  • Esteban

    Yankees have SEVEN players slugging .500 or more that have appeared in this game. Four have above .650 slugging. Ridiculous.

    • Esteban

      Oh and the Orioles have exactly 0 players with SLG% above .500 (as of now) that have appeared in this game.

  • Esteban

    Haha I like how CC’s handwave when he realized he wouldn’t get there.

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    This is getting annoying.

  • Chip

    CC is officially mailing it in

    • The Big City of Dreams

      He’s so going to opt out. The writing is on the wall :D

  • Tom Zig

    Hey guys we finally scored 4 in one inning!

  • Pete Abraham

    Edited by RAB: You’re not PeteAbe, don’t impersonate him.

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    What the hell was the ump mad about?

  • Tom Zig

    That was intentional

  • Matty Ice

    Russel Martin is good at baseball so obviously he should be punished.

  • Cy Pettitte

    fuck you Buck, that’s some bullshit right there

  • IRF

    Buck Fuck Showalter

  • mbonzo

    Well, you know Andino is gonna get a fat 100mph right at him tomorrow.

  • Mykey

    Hitting Martin, really?

  • Alex S

    These Yanks are getting lazy! CC won’t bother coming off the mound to cover first and Jorge strikes out without running to first!

    • Esteban

      Chill bro. They’re up 15-3

      • Alex S

        I know. Just making a joke about the senior yankees

        • Esteban

          My bad, sarcasm meter must be off.

  • Esteban

    You fucking with THE Coltrane? Weak shit Orioles. Maybe get a real team where Yankees fans don’t outnumber Orioles fans. Fuckouttahere

  • Pasqua

    IT. IS. ON.

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    To retaliate the Yankees should have Ian O’Connor and Wallace Matthews cover the Os for a month.

    • Pat D

      Muhahahahahahaahahaha.

  • Kevin G.

    Get. Shit. On.

  • Matty Ice

    ROFLCOPTER.

    Gardner should moonwalk across the plate.

  • Adam

    Suck it O-birds.

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

    wat…

  • Alex S

    GARDNER!! Everyone is getting in on this! suck it Orioles!

  • mbonzo

    HE PLANTED ONE!

    Suck it Buck!

  • jorge brosada

    Brett Gardner hit a HR, WHAT IS GOING ON?

  • Chip

    SUCK IT ORIOLES!

  • Esteban

    That’s how you fucking retaliate. Brett Gardner hits a homer off your lame ass.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Brett hit a HR

    dear lord, K-Long you GENIUS

  • daddy

    YEAH UP YOURS SHOWALTER. now i wish cc concusses someone with a heater.

    • Esteban

      Not necessary anymore. Ultimate shame is giving up a HR to Gardner.

      • Monteroisdinero

        Actually to Jeter nowadays. 1 HR in last 300 ab’s.

        • forensicnucchem

          He’s hit one ball out of a park in his last 525 PA’s.

          • Monteroisdinero

            Sad loss of power. Can’t he reach the first row in RF at YS anymore? Lol

  • Adam

    Awesome shot of Girardi.

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    Instead they had Brett Gardner hit a HR off of a pitcher, much worse than beaning a guy.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Rupe? More like Poop.

    • jorge brosada

      Fried him

  • Esteban

    BTW, is Gardner #cured?

    • mbonzo

      I hope. I want everyone to shut up about him and Jeter and start bitching about AJ again.

  • Tom Zig

    It’s the 9th inning, so our 9th inning guy should come out.

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      Couldn’t help but giggle.

  • rek4gehrig

    Rupe Fiasco

    • Esteban

      nice

  • Mykey

    Man, I couldn’t have even fathomed better comeback than Brett roping one. That was awesome.

  • Cy Pettitte

    now all we need is a Jeter HR to really stick it to Buck

    • Cy Pettitte

      brainfart, it’s the bottom of the 9th, lol

      • A-Rod’s Wingman

        There’s always tomorrow.

  • Adam

    Should retaliate with a hard wind up and then an eephus pitch.

    • Mykey

      Vlad would still swing.

      • A-Rod’s Wingman

        To really embarrass Vlad they should do a pick off to first and watch Vlad swing at it.

        • Adam

          He would still find a way to make contact.

        • Mykey

          There’s a really good chance he would. However, if I wanted to embarass anyone on the Orioles, it would not be Vlad. He’s still the man to me. Curse you Sheffield!

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

    what a great way to get payback for messing with the coltrane

  • Esteban

    Best Yankees game so far this year? Best game this year.

  • Esteban

    You hear that Orioles? There are more people chanting for the Yankees than for your lame asses.

  • ArchStanton

    Why don’t they pull Martin in games like this? I don’t want to the guy to run out of gas.

    • Esteban

      Eh they had an off day Thursday and were rained out yesterday.

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

      He’s probably going to sit tomorrow, day game after a night game.

    • Cy Pettitte

      it’s a day/night, Molina is catching tomorrow, I don’t see the need to pull him for 2 innings. But then again, I didn’t think they’d be throwing at him.

  • smurfy

    Lessee… CC zappin, batters wappin, birds acrappin

    yeah, that’ll do

  • Pasqua

    Didn’t Buddy just break “The Code”?

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

    that was bloody.

  • mbonzo

    So who gets hit tomorrow? I think it’ll be Andino for being an asshole to Tex. Maybe Weiters?

    • Esteban

      All of them. I want blood*

      *not really

    • daddy

      showalter ordered to intentionally hit martin – a player who has a history of injuries. that’s fucked up. do you know how big of a hit it would be if martin were to go down? so if girardi had balls, he would order someone to throw at witer’s head in attempt to concuss him. i say joba b/c garcia is starting tomorrow and his fb’s not fast enough. it’s only fair.

      • Pasqua

        “so if girardi had balls, he would order someone to throw at witer’s head in attempt to concuss him”

        Yeah…no. In the back will do just fine.

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

        Chill out, never throw at a player’s head. He’s a human being with a family.

        • Hall and Nokes

          And not Joba. He doesn’t need the distraction. Can we sign Farnsworth for one game?

      • daddy

        i would be so content with a disoriented/concussed wieters moping on the ground with his face planted on to home plate. the ultimate fuck you to walters and the orioles organization. we own you pricks.

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

          You need to go back to kindergarten.

          • daddy

            so does showalter.

      • facepalm

        *shakes head*

        some fans just get way too carried away…

        • mbonzo

          The pitch was thrown too close to Martin’s head, and someone is gonna get hit tomorrow. I’m sure no one’s gonna go for the head, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Wieters had some pitches thrown at his legs/knees to try and knock him out from at least the rest of the game.

          • daddy

            this was a calculated move by showalter – he knows garcia throws as hard as a softball pitcher. need someone like joba to bean one of them in the neck.

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

              Right, because Garcia’s the only pitcher that will pitch tomorrow.

              /rolls eyes, makes wanking motion

              • daddy

                what do you mean by “makes wanking motion”?

            • Pasqua

              Yes, Showalter is a maniacal villain whose baseball acumen is measured by his strategic headhunting; headhunting that is, of course, only “ordered” after careful consideration of the next day’s pitcher and his average velocity.

              That Girardi hasn’t realized this and, therefore, announced Joba as his starter for tomorrow is the real travesty. :)

          • Pasqua

            Throwing at his knees in an effort to knock him out of the game isn’t really any more acceptable. Put the pitch in his back, or his backside, message sent. End of story.

  • Adam

    haha Martin’s response…awesome. “I had a knot in my back and it got rid of it for me.”

    • daddy

      he’s not making a big deal of it b/c he’s a good guy. he knows its not his business to talk about that stuff. ultimately its girardi’s decision whether to retaliate or not. if he’s for team cohesion then yes he should. can’t just let scrub teams like the orioles take potshots at our guys and think they can get away with it.

      • goon

        How about we take a shot at their “future”; throw at Wieter’s head and really fuck him up for good. We want blood!

        • mbonzo

          You never throw out at another player’s head. I’m sure the HBP just got away from the pitcher and went a little higher than he planned. If you want to hit someone, Wieters is fine but the worst you should do is throw at his legs. I don’t know if he’d be able to stay in a game if you hit him in quad/calf/knee with a fastball in the first few innings.

  • Pasqua

    MARTIN! “I had a knot in my back. He actually did me a favor by hitting me. It worked it out a little bit. So, thanks for that.”

    Sir, I worship you.

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

    great win

  • Hall and Nokes

    Feels like the season started in earnest with Gardy’s homer.

    • smurfy

      yeah, Brett’s will power was showing, like CC = power + will. Sweet.

  • V

    Fucking Brewers.

    I have Lyon in one league. I have Axford in another. I was willing to take the blown save for the win for Axford. Blegh.

  • Monteroisdinero

    I was in my car listening to the game on XM. The Oriole announcer said Martin was hit with a curveball and that’s not the pitch you throw when you are trying to hit a batter. I get home and watch the replay and it was clearly a fastball.

    “Homer” announcers are getting out of hand in baseball.