Game 17: New York South


(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


  1. A-Rod's Wingman says:

    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.

  2. A-Rod's Wingman says:

    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. :(

    • Mike Axisa says:

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

      • A-Rod's Wingman says:

        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.

    • mbonzo says:

      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.

  3. Esteban says:

    Are we actually gonna get baseball?

  4. Esteban says:

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

  5. nathan says:

    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.

  6. dela g says:

    lol how was that a strike 1

  7. dela g says:

    jeter gettin a hit

    good for him

  8. Cy Pettitte says:

    oh Captain my Captain

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

  10. A-Rod's Wingman says:

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

  11. Esteban says:

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

  12. Tom Zig says:

    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

  13. dela g says:

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

  14. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  15. Esteban says:


  16. JimAbbottFan says:

    Ah, Yankee baseball. I missed you.

  17. jorge brosada says:

    Arod is so freaking good, it’s ridiculous

  18. A-Rod's Wingman says:

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

  19. dela g says:

    everything is going right for the yankees

  20. A-Rod's Wingman says:


  21. A-Rod's Wingman says:

    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.

  22. Pat D says:

    The 4 run inning continues to elude the Yankees.

  23. Cy Pettitte says:

    hip hip Jor-K

  24. Alex S says:

    still no 4 run inning

  25. IRF says:

    CC with the phil coke impression

  26. dela g says:

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

  27. Cy Pettitte says:

    97 on the gun, hot damn

  28. Pat D says:

    Teh Grit!!!

  29. IRF says:

    Welcome back, Brett

  30. Cy Pettitte says:

    brett hit something with authority!

  31. JimAbbottFan says:

    Jeter AND Gardner getting a hit?!

  32. A-Rod's Wingman says:

    Did that really just happen?

  33. dela g says:

    how the hell was that strike one to jeter??

  34. YanksFan in MA says:

    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…

  35. Tom Zig says:

    Nice text poll guys

  36. Esteban says:

    Boo Yankees suck They didn’t score that inning

    /getting greedy

  37. JerseyDutch says:

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

  38. Jerome S. says:

    why are they scoring without home runs…

  39. Mark says:

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

  40. A-Rod's Wingman says:

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

  41. A-Rod's Wingman says:

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

  42. Tom Zig says:

    Is there a reason why they keep showing Andruw Jones?

  43. Esteban says:

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

  44. mbonzo says:

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

  45. Tom Zig says:

    unnecessary dive ftw

  46. Esteban says:

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

  47. Cy Pettitte says:

    I like the slo mo of Fox eating dirt

  48. A-Rod's Wingman says:

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

  49. A-Rod's Wingman says:

    That was off the plate…

  50. Tom Zig says:

    Slider is absolute filth today

  51. Esteban says:

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

  52. Cy Pettitte says:

    fuck you Lee

  53. A-Rod's Wingman says:

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

    **yes I’m angry about that**

  54. Esteban says:

    No perfect game :(

  55. Esteban says:

    Really nice play by Andino.

  56. Esteban says:

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

  57. Esteban says:

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

  58. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Sit down, Reynolds. You bum.

  59. Cy Pettitte says:

    CC, just wow

  60. Ryan says:

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

  61. Jerome S. says:

    51 pitches in 5 innings
    holy shit

  62. JDDZip says:

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

  63. Rob says:

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

  64. Esteban says:

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

  65. Cy Pettitte says:

    hip hip oy vey

  66. dela g says:


  67. Esteban says:

    The ColTRANE!!!

  68. Cy Pettitte says:

    Russell = best $4mil spent ever

  69. Sean C says:


  70. Mike Axisa says:

    Russell Martin, 2010: 5 HR

    Russell Martin, 2011: 5 HR

  71. Monsieur Martin! E’la!

  72. I Voted 4 Kodos says:

    I just wanted to profess my love for Russel Marting.

    That is all.

  73. IRF says:

    Ok, that was just ridiculous

  74. dela g says:

    what an effing play

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

  76. Tom Zig says:

    Does Russell Martin still have a year of arbitration left?

    • ROBTEN says:


      “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.”


  77. Alex S says:

    dealing. looks like a CG for CC

  78. Esteban says:

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

  79. IRF says:

    Best game the Yankees have played thus far.

  80. Esteban says:

    Granderson is such a classy dude.

  81. Rookie says:

    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?

  82. Mike HC says:

    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.

  83. Rookie says:

    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.

  84. Cy Pettitte says:

    Russell, oh man, that killed me

  85. Esteban says:

    Nice range by A-Rod … NOT

  86. Yanks46 says:

    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 says:

      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.

  87. A-Rod's Wingman says:


  88. Esteban says:

    As Clay Davis would say

  89. Cy Pettitte says:


  90. A-Rod's Wingman says:

    Well there goes the bullpen’s night off.


  91. JDDZip says:

    Props to Adam Jones that was a good at bat

  92. Jerome S. says:

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

  93. goterpsgo says:

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

  94. Cy Pettitte says:

    Swish is getting BABIP’d

  95. Pat D says:

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

  96. Mike Axisa says:

    Hip fuckin’ hip.

  97. Big Apple says:

    Hip hip!

  98. Jerome S. says:

    Bitches don’t know ’bout my ISO

  99. Esteban says:

    Jorge “Three True Outcomes” Posada.

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

  101. IRF says:

    Jorge continues his assault of the three true outcomes record

  102. Cy Pettitte says:

    hip hip Jorge!

    what is that? 9 hits, 6 HRs now?

  103. whozat says:

    I don’t get a lot of hits.

    But when I do, they are all homers.

    – The most interesting Jorge in the world.

  104. JDDZip says:

    Jorge didnt want Martin to outdo him

  105. Esteban says:

    The ColTRANE!

  106. Big Apple says:


  107. JerseyDutch says:

    Martin is insane.

  108. Mike Axisa says:

    Damn Russell, don’t be so mean.

  109. dela g says:

    back to back jacks!!


  110. JM says:

    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.

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

  111. Alex S says:

    just splooged a little

  112. jorge brosada says:

    The Bronx fuckin bombers.

    Chicks dig the long-ball, yo

  113. IRF says:

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

  114. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:


  115. I Voted 4 Kodos says:

    Russel Marting strikes again.

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

  116. IRF says:

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

  117. Cy Pettitte says:

    Arod with the bases loaded, oh boy

  118. Mike Axisa says:

    Damn all these homers.

  119. JerseyDutch says:

    A Grand Alex!

  120. Snake Plissken says:

    Kill them all, ARod!

  121. jorge brosada says:

    High fastball on Arod, wtf were you thinking?

  122. Alex S says:

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

    BTW finally a 4 run inning!

  123. A-Rod's Wingman says:

    Well there’s that four run inning.

  124. Pat D says:

    Finally have that 4-run inning.

  125. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    A-Rod. More like Grand Slam Rod.

  126. China Joe says:

    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!

  127. jorge brosada says:

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

  128. Brent says:

    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.

  129. I think CC gets that W tonight.

  130. YanksFan in MA says:

    A-Rod is pretty good huh?

  131. ArchStanton says:

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

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

  132. Esteban says:

    MVP. Book it.

  133. A-Rod's Wingman says:

    Give Martin the rest of the night off?

  134. dela g says:

    what a way to finally get the 4 run inning

  135. Klemy says:

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

  136. Esteban says:

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

  137. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

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

  138. Kevin G. says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

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

    • Esteban says:

      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.

  139. Tom Zig says:

    ARod now tied with Gehrig, right?

  140. mbonzo says:

    98 on the YES gun = 93 on gameday

  141. Cy Pettitte says:

    99? hot gun?

    • mbonzo says:

      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!)

  142. Esteban says:

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

    • Esteban says:

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

  143. Esteban says:

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

  144. A-Rod's Wingman says:

    This is getting annoying.

  145. Chip says:

    CC is officially mailing it in

  146. Tom Zig says:

    Hey guys we finally scored 4 in one inning!

  147. Pete Abraham says:

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

  148. A-Rod's Wingman says:

    What the hell was the ump mad about?

  149. Tom Zig says:

    That was intentional

  150. Matty Ice says:

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

  151. Cy Pettitte says:

    fuck you Buck, that’s some bullshit right there

  152. IRF says:

    Buck Fuck Showalter

  153. mbonzo says:

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

  154. Mykey says:

    Hitting Martin, really?

  155. Alex S says:

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

  156. Esteban says:

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

  157. Pasqua says:

    IT. IS. ON.

  158. A-Rod's Wingman says:

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

  159. Kevin G. says:

    Get. Shit. On.

  160. Matty Ice says:


    Gardner should moonwalk across the plate.

  161. Adam says:

    Suck it O-birds.

  162. Alex S says:

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

  163. mbonzo says:


    Suck it Buck!

  164. jorge brosada says:

    Brett Gardner hit a HR, WHAT IS GOING ON?

  165. Chip says:


  166. Esteban says:

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

  167. Cy Pettitte says:

    Brett hit a HR

    dear lord, K-Long you GENIUS

  168. daddy says:

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

  169. Adam says:

    Awesome shot of Girardi.

  170. A-Rod's Wingman says:

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

  171. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Rupe? More like Poop.

  172. Esteban says:

    BTW, is Gardner #cured?

  173. Tom Zig says:

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

  174. rek4gehrig says:

    Rupe Fiasco

  175. Mykey says:

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

  176. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  177. Adam says:

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

  178. dela g says:

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

  179. Esteban says:

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

  180. Esteban says:

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

  181. ArchStanton says:

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

  182. smurfy says:

    Lessee… CC zappin, batters wappin, birds acrappin

    yeah, that’ll do

  183. Pasqua says:

    Didn’t Buddy just break “The Code”?

  184. mbonzo says:

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

    • Esteban says:

      All of them. I want blood*

      *not really

    • daddy says:

      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 says:

        “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.

      • Mike Axisa says:

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

      • daddy says:

        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.

      • facepalm says:

        *shakes head*

        some fans just get way too carried away…

        • mbonzo says:

          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 says:

            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.

            • Mike Axisa says:

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

              /rolls eyes, makes wanking motion

            • Pasqua says:

              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 says:

            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.

  185. Adam says:

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

    • daddy says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

          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.

  186. Pasqua says:

    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.

  187. Hall and Nokes says:

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

  188. V says:

    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.

  189. Monteroisdinero says:

    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.

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