Game 21: Just win


Not again. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

No heartbreak tonight, pls.

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

Apparently the Low-A Charleston squad in the house watching the game tonight, so hopefully some of that Slade Heathcott and J.R. Murphy magic rubs off on some of the big guys. First pitch is scheduled for a little after 7pm ET and can be seen on YES. Enjoy.

Categories : Game Threads


  1. Heathcott is checking out his future roaming grounds. Hopefully he’ll make it after Grandy and Swish leave.

  2. squishy jello person says:

    Just hoping the offense shows up

  3. Snake Plissken says:

    Just win, baby

  4. SteveD says:

    Like the lineup. We know Jeter aint going nowhere. I would like to maybe see Eric Chavez in Posadas place.

    • Kiersten says:

      I don’t care what hand the opposing pitcher holds the ball with, Curtis Granderson should not be batting ninth. Ridiculous.

      • Kostas says:

        I can’t believe that you would oppose someone like Grandy batting ninth. You cannot have someone who can’t hit in the 9th spot. How the hell is Jeter going to hit into a double play? That is why Gardner was removed. #duhwinning

  5. Jake S says:

    The post is in the “injuries” category. I consider that ominous.

  6. Kostas says:

    Typically Buerhle has had trouble with the Yankees. Does the absences of any serious offense mean that tonight, Buerhle looks like Cy Young?

  7. bakekrukow412 says:

    Yes, Joe, bat Granderson ninth. And keep Jeter leadoff. Perfect.

  8. Epy0n says:

    Only two runs in the last two games. Our offense is way overdue and should start heating up again.

  9. billbybob says:

    Can we start blaming Soriano preemptiveley?

  10. I was thinking before and wouldn’t it make sense for every players agent to just over ride Cashman and talk to Levine?

  11. Kostas says:

    Yankees line tonight:

    Jeter GIDP = even
    No hits before the 5th inning = 2:1
    Posada K’ing >1 = even

    Odds are good.

  12. The White Sox love to do the whole bunting thing, huh?

  13. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    When did Girardi replace Ozzie?

  14. Cy Pettitte says:

    95, oooooooooohhhh

  15. Bpdelia says:

    Id like to see montero in osadas place. Nice piece over at tya that perfectly encapsulates what I’ve been thinking. posada isn’t l hitting in bad luck. He looks done. Luckily we have a 21 yr old who all the projections had out producing posada. Montero for dh/buc. We all knew posada wouldn’t see the end of this contact playing everyday. if he isn’t hitting by may z15th he is a wasted roster spot

  16. Cy Pettitte says:

    96, wat

  17. Epy0n says:

    Colon working well so far with the help of the Ump on that last strikeout.

  18. JerseyDutch says:

    This Colon guy could really have a future as a starting pitcher some day.

  19. Cy Pettitte says:

    lol Ozzie tossed already

  20. Esteban says:

    YES not censoring anything. Awesome.

  21. Epy0n says:

    He sure has some class no wonder hes managing the ChiSox.

  22. Ozzie with the first inning ejection! Seriously.

  23. Epy0n says:

    I think if Swish gets going today and with Grandy batting last it might add more depth to our lineup.

  24. Esteban says:

    Swisher just needs to hit a HR to get it over with and then he’ll be fine.

  25. Erica says:

    I got up and walked away for a few minutes. What happened that got Ozzie ejected?!

  26. Kit says:

    Mark has no idea what just happened.

  27. Cy Pettitte says:

    Tex looks like he was just hit with a bout of amnesia

  28. Esteban says:

    Arod should have done that last night. Choker.


  29. baravelli says:

    I’m pretty sure Leiter just said P-Rod.

  30. JerseyDutch says:

    If they bunt, I may have to turn to heavy drinking.

  31. JimAbbottFan says:


  32. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Drilled, baby, drilled.

  33. Alex S says:


  34. Erica says:


  35. Esteban says:

    Don’t hurt ‘em Robinson!

  36. Cy Pettitte says:

    lol Robbie beast mode, that was so fucking pretty I teared up

  37. Sean C says:

    More of THAT.

  38. JerseyDutch says:

    About freaking time.

  39. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:


  40. jorge brosada says:

    prettiest swing in the game

  41. Ben from Stanford says:

    Catch that, Lillibridge!

  42. baravelli says:

    Hey look – John Waters caught that home run!

  43. Mike Axisa says:

    You can put it on the booooooooooooard … YES!

  44. Rob says:

    Much rather that have been kept in the park

  45. DCBX says:

    Hola Sr. Buehrle! Y adios!

  46. Erica says:

    I hope Andruw Jones is playing in the game I’m going to on Sunday. Really, really, really hope so.

  47. a plethora of pinatas says:

    The offense we know and love…..

  48. Brooklyn Ed says:

    A-Rod and Cano to RF: try to catch that.

  49. Cy Pettitte says:

    @OzzieGuillen “This one going to cost me a lot money this is patetic”, “Today a tough guy show up a yankee stadium”

    I love that he’s tweeting from the clubhouse

  50. JerseyDutch says:

    Hey, White Sox: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpalC7Hxtio (NSFW — not even a little)

  51. Epy0n says:

    Michael Kay “Get interactive with us.”

    I am dying.

  52. Matt says:

    Andruw Jones can’t field but he sure can hit.

  53. jorge brosada says:

    umpire, if you don’t start giving Bartolo some calls, he will sit on you

  54. Esteban says:

    Just the tip

    of the glove

  55. BklynJT says:

    Cano’s fielding has sucked this year…. how many times has he dropped a ball that he had in his glove. I cant count several runs it has cost the Yankees

  56. Rob says:

    crazy movement on that pitch

  57. jorge brosada says:

    Bartolo trying to grunt and fart his way out of this one

  58. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    That pitch was sick.

  59. jorge brosada says:

    I’m pleasantly surprised Bartolo moved to cover home plate on that.

  60. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Bartolo’s a beast!

  61. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Cy Young.

  62. Kit says:

    Good job, Bart.

  63. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Colon is slick.

  64. JerseyDutch says:

    Nice Houdini act, Bartolo.

  65. mike c says:

    the fat man rocks!

  66. jorge brosada says:

    Wow Bartolo, that was freakin awesome

  67. Cy Pettitte says:

    Cy Colon

    that was masterful

  68. JimAbbottFan says:

    That was some fine pitching.

  69. Ben from Stanford says:

    Well that was awesome.

  70. AndrewYF says:

    I can’t believe I’m saying this…I’m very happy Bartolo Colon is pitching for the Yankees.

  71. Kostas says:

    Ozzie in the clubhouse tweeting… Love it!

  72. OldYanksFan says:

    Looking at it now, I don’t think Colon was a typical scrap heap pickup. They scouted him, and his velo and movement didn’t lie. I’m sure they weren’t expecting him to be this good, but I think they expected him to be better then the average junk pickup.

  73. Freddy's Mom says:

    Whoa, tuned in late, whappened with Guillen? Please inform me…

  74. Bob Stone says:

    That was an awesome play by Buerle.

  75. OldYanksFan says:

    “You can’t measure heart”.

  76. mike c says:

    colon’s cutter has been absolutely nasty, the ball looks like it’s breaking almost a foot before it comes into the zone

  77. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Jeter proving his contract isn’t the worst from the offseason.

  78. baravelli says:

    Even though that was a ground ball, it’s encouraging to see Jeter hit the ball with authority to the right side, which means his swing is doing what it should.

    • Bob Stone says:

      I am hoping for a Jeter comeback but I am not convinced yet. And . . yes . . I know we are dealing with a very small sample size.

    • Esteban says:

      I think I’ve seen some progress with Jeter. I hope I’m not just imagining it though.

    • Bob Stone says:

      I bothers me that ARod worked hard with the hitting coach and has had results but Jeter gave up on the coache’s ideas.

      • Jeter is above the team, he looks down on people like Kevin Long.

      • OldYanksFan says:

        I can understand nixing the idea of eliminating the top-tap. After 16 years, that’s a tough change to make. But mayve he could open his stance a tad, and not stride into the plate, si he wasn’t so tied up on inside pitches.

        • Bob Stone says:

          Most Hall of Fame players have had to make some adjustments in their respective games as they age. I don’t see Jeter embracing that concept. I hope he isn’t so stubborn that he makes this new contract look like a total disaster.

  79. jorge brosada says:

    man swisher has been just awful. Starting to get a little frustrating

  80. Wasn’t Soriano not a closer before the Rays?

  81. jorge brosada says:

    Love the DP there, but did Bartolo actually jump there? It look like he tried to, but his feet didnt leave the ground

  82. Rob says:

    Is modell’s selling colon t-shirts yet?

  83. Mocha Joe says:

    Bartolo Colon is the best free agent pickup the Yankees have had since Paul O’Neill. It’s so comforting to have a shut down power pitcher like him on the mound to put an end to the losing streak.

  84. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Well Jamie Moyer is one if I heard the question right.

  85. Epy0n says:

    Are you kidding me? That two-seamer is beautiful effectively neutralizing both sides of the plate.

  86. Cy Pettitte says:

    that two-seamer is so unfair

  87. swishers fauxhawk says:

    That kid really wanted that ball.

  88. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Don’t get injured Colon. He’s like our number two now.

  89. jon says:

    I wonder what AJ said to colon

  90. jorge brosada says:

    What did Pierzinski or however u spell his name say to Bartolo?

  91. Cy Pettitte says:

    Strike zone is expanding faster than Colon’s waistline

  92. Kostas says:

    How much longer can Girardi keep running Posada out there?

    • Tank the Frank says:

      Just imagine, he wanted to be the full-time catcher.

      • Kostas says:

        Frightening. Sad though that these guys, including Jeter, consistently overstate their own value and refuse to step aside.

        • Tank the Frank says:

          Wouldn’t you? Besides, it’s completely possible that Jorge turns in a nice season at DH and Jeter can play an average shortstop for another couple years. His contract was mostly for name value. It is what it is.

  93. JobaWockeeZ says:

    So apparently everything is a strike now.

  94. Epy0n says:

    I cringe when I see that haaarible check swing Posada does. -_-

  95. OldYanksFan says:

    Is Colon eating something out there on the mound?

  96. Kostas says:

    Just saw Ortiz get thrown out at home. That has to be one of the ugliest slides and moments in baseball history.

  97. Tank the Frank says:

    Can Colon continue to be effective (not expecting this level of success of course) throwing what amounts to two types of one pitch? You have to figure hitters will start making adjustments at some point, and that he’ll have to start mixing in something offspeed more frequently.

    • Cy Pettitte says:

      If he can keep throwing 93-96 with that kind of movement I don’t see why not

    • DCBX says:

      Well, the best pitcher I have ever seen in person throws 1 type of 1 pitch. Just sayin’.

      Big Bart ain’t R.A. Dickey, his resume indicates otherwise, you know?

    • Wandering Bear says:

      They won’t be able to figure out that movement. Colon has been our ace the past couple starts and he will continue to be so all year.

  98. jorge brosada says:

    You don’t fucks with the Bartolo.

  99. Tank the Frank says:

    I know the Yankees are winning thanks to a bloop hit and Robbie ran into one, but the bats are REALLY slumping right now. They’re really not taking good swings today.

    • Wandering Bear says:

      But the difference tonight is Bartolo. As long as he can go 8 we should be able to win the game. The offense has done enough in the majority of our games to win but Hughes lost 3, Soriano lost 2, and Mo lost 1. The offense will be just fine.

  100. jorge brosada says:

    Bartolo will be the WS MVP, book it.

    Also it looks like Bartolo ate Alexei Ramirez for dinner.

  101. DCBX says:

    Side note: Why does ESPN still have Colon’s ChiSox team photo up on GameCast? Damn, update already!

  102. jorge brosada says:

    Bad luck for Bartolo. Stupid well-placed grounders

  103. jorge brosada says:

    Damn Bartolo can really dial it up

  104. swishers fauxhawk says:


  105. mike c says:


  106. jorge brosada says:

    Oh man that 2-seamer is filthy

  107. Epy0n says:

    Hes an animal…ANIMAL>>…. OH YES HE ISSSS

  108. nedro says:

    Beaut of a pitch.

  109. Cy Pettitte says:

    oh my Mo, that was so nasty

    Colon is a god among men

  110. bobtaco says:

    That running pitch to lefties… is just death… it needs a nickname…

  111. Rey22 says:

    Can’t believe it’s almost May and I get to say Bartolo has been fantastic for the Yankees so far.

  112. Mike Axisa says:

    Don’t hide the smile, Bartolo.

  113. Greg says:

    Looking at the early standings, no team in baseball has truly established themselves. Lowest loss total is 7 by the Rockies. Only three teams in the AL have under 10 losses, Yankees Indians and the Rangers

  114. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Is there any chance that Bartolo comes out for the 7th or is it the Seventh Inning Guy?

  115. jorge brosada says:

    Jesus christ Robbie, would it kill you to take a damn walk?

  116. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Score a lot so I don’t need to so JoSoMo please.

  117. nedro says:

    just me or is Andruw ALWAYS grinning???

  118. Bartolo needs to stay out there to keep the ball out of Soriano’s hand next inning

    • Rey22 says:

      He’s not pitching today regardless, but I agree, Bartolo for the 8th. Good pitch count going.

    • Mariano's Pimp Hand says:

      His pitch count is low enough that Joe could let him go all the way. That’s not likely to happen but if the 8th is an easy inning Joe should let him go.

  119. 28 this year says:

    Colon for the 8th? I wouldn’t mind seeing that cause I don’t really want D-Rob warming up again.

  120. Pasqua says:

    Bartolo should be The Eighth Inning Guy (TM) tonight!

  121. Rob says:

    if Joe takes colon out for the 8th, im driving to the stadium and slapping him.

  122. boogie down says:

    I don’t understand why MLB doesn’t always run a variety of commercials featuring kids like that ChiSox fan at ballgames. It’s ready-made gold.

  123. a plethora of pinatas says:

    If Bartolo holds on for the win the news headlines should read:

    “White Sox Colon cleansed by the Yankees”

  124. Cashman looks like a genius
    Bartolo – Beast mode
    Garcia – Doing very well
    Chaves – Probably the best infield bench option I have seen in a long time
    Jones – Thames bat with defense

    Kudos Cash

  125. jorge brosada says:

    Derek jeter just wants to be done for the night. 1 more 1 pitch ground out should do the trick

  126. nedro says:

    Colon in the 8th! Sweet!

  127. Kostas says:

    This offense is just horrible right now…

  128. nedro says:

    Do I smell a CG? Nah, Joe would never…

  129. Carl says:

    This could be the right move letting Colon pitch the 8th. Gotta stop the bleeding from the offense and Soriano.

  130. jorge brosada says:

    Bartolo still cranking out 96 mph heat. Holy crap

  131. jorge brosada says:

    Ugh, Jeter.

  132. YanksFan in MA says:

    Dammit I was just about to get all excited about a Jeter play. Oh well.

  133. Cy Pettitte says:

    can we please get Quentin out just once

  134. nedro says:

    I cant believe hes still throwing 96 after 90+ pitches…

  135. DCBX says:

    So…. does Big Bart wear 40 because that’s what he’s got instead of a 6-pack?

    I’m here all night, try the fish…

  136. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:


  137. Erica says:

    SWEET double play. Bartolo for President! (But… would we have to demand HIS birth certificate?)

  138. jorge brosada says:

    Bartolo is awesome. Love how he does that little clap for himself on his glove

  139. AndrewYF says:

    Colon Logan-proofed the inning. Thank god.

  140. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Fuck it let him get the complete game.

  141. swishers fauxhawk says:

    I like Bartolo Colon.

  142. nedro says:


    What the fuck, that was masterful.

  143. Cy Pettitte says:

    they should give Colon Come Back Player of the Year just for this performace

  144. YanksFan in MA says:

    Wow. What a performance. I’d say arguably best pitched game this season by a starter. Love to see him out there in the 9th. I’d bet Joe can’t resist Mo though. Bet if they won yesterday he’d think differently.

  145. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Bartolo can hit 96, but Phil Hughes can’t hit 90. #wat

  146. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Oh FML don’t get hurt Teix.

  147. a plethora of pinatas says:

    What happened to Tex?

  148. Kit says:

    Oh please don’t be hurt, Tex.

  149. Ben from Stanford says:

    Does A-Rod have an entire hamster in his mouth for this at-bat?

  150. Erica says:

    We NEED you Tex.

  151. jorge brosada says:

    What happened to Teix?? I missed it

  152. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Would cano die if he took a pitch?

  153. YanksFan in MA says:

    A-Rod is slumping. Always thought you could tell when he wasn’t at his best when he looks a little off balance on pitches he takes. When he is going well he just spits on the pitch.

  154. Rob says:

    Could this be the shortest yankee game ever????

  155. Adam says:

    I will just add right now that I sat through a game with Hawk Harrelson on the mic to be able to watch the Yanks on my tv. I need this win to feel better.

  156. nedro says:

    At least Mo looks, well, like Mo.

  157. thaaaaaaayankeeeswin says:

    that call makes up for alllll the bs strike zone over the last 2 days

  158. nedro says:

    Jesus, there goes my last fingernail

  159. Jesus, Pierzynski will not die. Get it done Mo!

  160. Erica says:


  161. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:


  162. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Game time: Extremely quick.

  163. jorge brosada says:

    Suck it AJ. Awesome performance from Mr. Bartolo

  164. a plethora of pinatas says:

    I hate AJ Pierznskfyjdhy

  165. a plethora of pinatas says:

    Colon cleansed!!!

  166. DGeezy says:

    Michael Kay “You can put it on the left side”

    Haha, shot at the chicago announcers?

  167. Carl says:

    This one sure went quickly tonight. What a performance by Colon.

  168. First time lawng time says:

    Lol I like how Cano rolls his Rs when he talks.

  169. New Kid says:

    Did the announcers make any snide comments like cone did last time about BoToLo’s weight?
    Plus, anyone ever ask Mo to have this song as his entrance:

  170. Epy0n says:

    I wonder how much Ozzy’s cry baby reaction caused the UMP to sway some strikes towards our side. Good going Ozzy you douche.

  171. Wandering Bear says:

    If we are fortunate enough to make the playoffs Bartolo Colon will be our Game 1 starter.

  172. Kit says:

    Did Joe say Thoracic outlet syndrome was the possible diagnosis on Hughes’ tests? My brother was the one listening to the post-game show and totally forgot what was just said. Could only remember the “thoracic” part.

  173. Monteroisdinero says:

    Colon was the shits.

  174. Monteroisdinero says:

    So Andruw Jones compared Cano’s swing to Aaron and Ruth? Don’t insult Robbie like that Andruw.

  175. First time lawng time says:

    Since when does Colon not speak English?

  176. First time lawng time says:

    Ew what is that on Tex’s lower lip?
    OMG herpes!

  177. jon says:

    yankees in first place
    red sox in last place

    all is right with the world

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