Apr
28

Game 22: No Tex, no Cap’n

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Won't see either of these guys tonight. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

In the final game of this four game series against the Pale Hose, the Yankees are going to be without two of their key offensive players. Mark Teixeira is out of the lineup and is day-to-day with the same sore shoulder that took him out of last night’s game. It’s not a long term concern, but it’s always good to give guys an extra day of rest when they’re banged up this early in the season. Derek Jeter, on the other hand, is presumably out of the lineup just to get some rest. The Cap’n has eight hits in his last 20 at-bats to go along with three walks and just two strikeouts, so he’s starting to show some signs of life.

If the Yankees need to sacrifice offense in the name of good health, today is a good day to it. They have their ace on the mound, and the White Sox have Ramon Castro, Gordon Beckham, Brent Morel, and Brent Lillibridge batting in consecutive lineup spots. CC Sabathia is coming off a fantastic outing against the Orioles over the weekend, the game that started this run of excellent starting pitching. I’m sure the big guy will keep it going. Here’s the lineup…

Curtis Granderson, CF
Nick Swisher, RF
Robinson Cano, 2B
Alex Rodriguez, 3B
Eric Chavez, 1B
Russell Martin, C
Jorge Posada, DH
Brett Gardner, LF
Eduardo Nunez, SS

CC Sabathia, SP

The weather was anything but great in the Tri-State Area today, though it looks like it’s cleared enough to start the game on time and play it without interruption. You can watch on YES locally or MLB Network nationally. Enjoy.

Phil Hughes Update: St. Phil is going to visit a specialist in St. Louis on Monday to determine if he actually has Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Brian Cashman compared the ongoing health saga to an episode of House, though hopefully not one of the new episodes that’s more about relationships than medicine. WTF is that about.

Categories : Game Threads
  • A-ROD fan

    Thanks god jeter is off today I’m so sure that nuñez will do beter job then jeter tonite

    • Ted Nelson

      Jeter’s 8 for his last 20 with 3 BBs in the last 5 games, but sure…

      • OldYanksFan

        Yeah… 4 infield hits, 3 of which went 80′, 3 ground balls and 1 linedrive. It’s an improvement, but you can’t say he is hitting the ball well.

  • S

    hopefully it is solved in an hour

  • jjyank

    Think the Yanks should be alright against Jackson if they can be their usual patient selves.

  • http://www.twitter.com/jordansmed JGS

    To be fair, the show has never really been about medicine.

    • vin

      Or about entertainment.

      /yeah I went there’d

  • JobaWockeeZ

    CC don’t need them. Hopefully.

  • Wandering Bear

    Not having Jeter in the lineup is a blessing.

    • Ted Nelson

      He’s 8 for his last 20 with 3 BBs in the last 5 games… He’s been one of the few guys actually dong anything the last few games.

      • mike c

        blind hate doesn’t bother with stats

  • Cy Pettitte

    damn, Zobrist put a hurt on the Twins, 8 RBIs this afternoon

    • Epy0n

      As bad as the Twins are today they looked even worse than normal. Blacky was not throwing heat but he also was not getting effective work from his defense at all.

      Anyway, Grandy leading off has me excited and of course CC is pitching. /end blahg

      • http://www.twitter.com/jordansmed JGS

        Even if that’s the Girardicizing of his name, you probably shouldn’t call him “Blacky”.

        • Epy0n

          Actually announcers were calling him Blacky all game. Why would I not be able to call him that? Please keep your political correctness crap out of RAB threads.

  • Matt :: Sec110

    I’ve never watched and episode of house.

  • Thomas

    They just showed TSJC on ESPN in their sportscenter draft coverage.

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    How great is the bench that he loss of Tex and Jeter isn’t quite the crippler it would have once been? Also kinda like Grandy leading off.

    • Cy Pettitte

      agreed, on Jeter, when I first saw the lineup I thought Joe finally dropped Jeter and I got all excited. Then I looked down and saw Nunez.

      • Cy Pettitte

        woops, meant to say agreed on Grandy

    • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

      To clarify I’m not one of those guys saying “better of without em”, just remarking on how the bench is pretty damn solid.

      • vin

        There’s at least 25 teams that would kill to have tonight’s Yankee lineup.

    • jjyank

      I like him better in the two hole, but considering our other leadoff options (Jeter and Gardner), I think its the best we can do right now.

      • jjyank

        I do, however, love Cano in the three spot. No knock on Tex, but Robbie is my favorite player and I think he’s a perfect hitter for that spot.

      • Epy0n

        I also like him in the 2 hole better but maybe a hot Grandy right of the bat will get the other bats swinging. swishhh

  • Pat D

    I’ve never watched House, but I assume it’s like all shows that have been on for a while. The writers are bored and just trying to do something different, whether it works or not.

  • Sean C

    It’s always lupus.

    RE: House.

    • Dr. House MD (degree from webmd.com)

      ITS NEVER LUPUS!

  • Xstar7

    The Yankees haven’t scored a single run this series without the benefit of the home run. Hopefully that’ll change tonight.

  • Chip

    I already miss Jeter

  • JobaWockeeZ

    That’s extremely ironic.

  • iloveyoubartolo

    lol

  • Cy Pettitte

    uhhhhh

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

    And we thought Nunez would never be able to give us the same production as Jeter. Psh.

    • jjyank

      Yeah, as much as we hate on Jeter, I think he makes that play.

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

    Michael Kay…please stop.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    …Which is why these saber metrics account for errors but Jeter is still a sucky fielder.

  • Cy Pettitte

    A-Rod is awesome

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Nunez should learn from A Rod

  • Xstar7

    Inning changing play

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    Payback’s a bitch, Brent.

  • wilcymoore27

    Good point by MIchael Kay, actually. Say what you want about Derek Jeter’s range … the dude Catches The Ball. Somehow people seem to forget that’s part of what a SS is supposed to do.

    • Xstar7

      Jeter has a lot more experience. I’ll give him that.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      The amount of outs a normal SS gets by his range is far more than what Jeter’s edge in fielding percentage.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Great Houdini by CC there

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

    Props to CC.

  • Chip

    What a beast

  • wilcymoore27

    Props to A-Rod, too.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    CC should’ve got Castro out

    • Esteban

      Fidel’s survived a lot, CC might need some help.

      • Xstar7

        +1

  • Rey22

    Damn, CC can’t catch a break so far

  • Xstar7

    Way to work out of another jam CC

  • Pat D

    Stupid NFL draft taking up valuable television time. Stupid teams haven’t even been able to sign stupid free agents.

    Stupid.

  • Ben from Stanford

    Am I the only one who’s noticed that A-Rod now comes to bat with an entire hamster in his mouth?

    • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

      He and Richard Gere are apparently close friends.

      • DCBX

        Ew.

      • The209

        he said mouth.

    • Mike HC

      No. I have noticed and had conversations about it with friends. I think it is chewing tobacco, but am not sure.

      • The209

        Not watching tonight, but it’s looked like sunflower seeds to me…fwiw

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

          Nope, definitely a hamster. He called it.

        • Mike HC

          Could be. My friend disagreed with me too and thought it was either gum or seeds. I’m more skeptical though, ha.

  • Cy Pettitte

    well that sucks

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

    Wow, a DP on a ball that Beckham literally rolled to Ramirez.

  • Xstar7

    Fucking GIDP

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    So annoying to have been out-hit throughout this series.

    • Chip

      It’s like the hitters told all the starters, “Don’t worry, we’ll carry the suck this series”

  • tom

    I’ll give plenty of credit to White Sox pitching, but, am I wrong, hasn’t that team had alot of things break its way threse past few days? There should have been no way a double play on that Martin ball.

    • Chip

      It’s how the season goes, this wouldn’t be such a big deal had Lillibridge not turned into Clemente for an inning or if Soriano had held the lead the other night. It happens

      • nedro

        You can’t predict baseball!
        (Takes a punch in the face)

        Sterling’d

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

    Fake bunt, here comes the HR!

  • baravelli

    Ramon Castro looks exactly some cartoon character. Is it the Grinch?

    • baravelli

      *exactly like…

  • http://. Greg

    He’s pitching like he did in his no hitter. No hits and a lot of walks

  • Sean C

    Back to back BBs to our 8/9 hitters = don’t fuck up this opportunity.

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

    Thought for sure he was out.

    • http://. Greg

      Didn’t get the tag quick enough

  • Cy Pettitte

    double steal was quite bold there

    • Mike HC

      I like it to get Gardner kick started on the bases. He needs some confidence.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    We don’t need no home runs!

    • MikeD

      That’s right. Who would want a rally-killing grand slam from Swisher right now. I’m hoping for a little dribbler to short that knocks in a run, while making an out!

  • Mike HC

    Gardner. Impact on the basepaths. Maybe there is hope after all.

  • Xstar7

    Please no DP here

  • V

    TRIPLE STEAL PLZ

    • DCBX

      Considering who they have on, I say go for it and watch Jackson throw the ball away.

      • V

        Pitching from the windup is BEGGING for a steal.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Looks like Cam is the first pick…

    #nfl

    • Pat D

      My advice to him is to not be JaMarcus Russell.

  • MikeD

    Dear Nick Swisher, please be either the Swisher of 2009 or 2010. Swisher 2011, BAD.

    • Mike HC

      He will get it going. Nice at bat right there.

  • V

    Why did Swisher, who has a great eye, swing at that?

  • Esteban

    Swisher’s pressing.

  • Kostas

    Damn it Swish… trying to hard, that wasn’t even a strike.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Millwood getting lit up, I guess that’s to be expected

  • Chip

    Who needs hits?

  • MikeD

    No carry. Humidity?

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Good thing or else it’s be a……………h-h-homerun!

      • MikeD

        I know. It would have killed the rally.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Good job Cano.

  • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

    It’s like watching Little League with all the walks and a double steals.

  • Mike HC

    Cano’s outs are even impressive.

  • Esteban

    SOoooo close to a Salami, but Cano stays killing the ball.

  • Cy Pettitte

    I thought was out off that bat, damn

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    I’d appreciate it if a line drive or a grounder past the infield was hit here.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    2 runs and CC on the mound.

  • Cy Pettitte

    what an inning. This game has been so weird

  • Ben from Stanford

    Come on, hamster mouth.

  • YankeesJunkie

    I would personally like to see the line score stay the same throughout the rest of the game.

    • Chip

      I’m just glad Cano didn’t hit a homer. Not only do the Yankees already score too many runs via the ball leaving the park but it would have also killed the rally

  • Chip

    Apparently Jackson’s “slider” is actually a screw ball since it moves right. I guess I shouldn’t expect a pitcher to know the difference between sliders and change-ups

  • Nick

    Jackson has a no-hitter through the third.

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

    That’s a damn fine trivia question. I have no idea. Maybe Aubrey Huff? Adam Dunn? Mark Reynolds?

    • Xstar7

      Pat Burrell, Aubrey Huff, Matt Stairs

    • Chip

      Reynolds was my guess. I figured it would be nothing but bulky infielders who were good but not great

  • Esteban

    Chavez shows his inexperience at 1B

  • Cy Pettitte

    Yankees winning but getting no hit, I’m confused, do I panic or what?

    • Chip

      I definitely like to start my panic by the fourth inning if possible

  • MikeD

    Hmmm, as a Yankee fan, would you rather:

    a) Have the Yankees win tonight’s game, but suffer the insult a no-hitter against them;

    b) Lose game, but no no-hitter?

    I chose A, but I understand having a no-hitter thrown against your team sucks.

    • Xstar7

      None of the above

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Pat Burrell sucks.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      I agree.

      • Nick

        Wtf?

        • Nick

          Huh?

          • Nick

            Very funny

            • MikeD

              Okay, I’m the guilty one. Just trying to keep myself entertained in a very unentertaining game…so far.

  • Joe

    This game is lulling me to sleep. Anyone else? I mean I don’t know if it’s all the walks by Jackson, the infield hits by the ChiSox, the lack of hits by the Yanks, or maybe, just maybe, Bob Costas and Jim Kaat announcing on MLBN……..

  • Chip

    Posada needs to give up his first born or something, dude is hitting them right at guys

    • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

      He needs to ask Jobu to come, take fear from bats. Offer him cigar, rum.

      /Pedro Cerrano

  • MikeD

    Yankee hitters slumping. Thankfully we’ve been getting good pitching of late.

  • Mike Myers

    Kay,

    Please stop talking about a no hitter in the FOURTH INNING! Just stop…not before the mid 7th…ever

    • JobaWockeeZ

      He’s going to do it in the second to piss people off that believe in the jinx.

  • yankw

    6 ip 0 hits 120 pitches and a Loss that would be sweet

    • yankw

      Loss charged to Jackson not a Yankees loss just to be clear

  • tom

    Everything’s kind of dying in the outfield, isn’t it?

    Except for Jorge’s ball, which made it just far enough to a glove.

  • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

    Zobrist has 10 RBIs for the day so far. Damn.

  • Chip

    THE POWER!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    More Bunting!!!!!!!!!

  • jon

    lol move gardner up to the 4 hole

  • nedro

    OMG I just said to my son, watch Gardy homer again…

  • Corporate Scum

    Is Gardner doing a Posada impression?

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    Seriously, since when has Gardner been a home run pull hitter?

  • Xstar7

    GARDNER PLANTS ONE! Now we don’t have to worry about the no-hitter anymore.

  • Loturn

    Half off-topic, half on-topic.
    Two home runs for Gardner is less than a week?!!

    Should I drop Ruiz for Carlos Santana in my fantasy league?

    • Tom Zig

      Why not have both and then trade one?

      • Loturn

        I have a pretty set team and I dont want to drop anyone unless its at that same position

  • Joe

    I need some controversy. Plunk Lillibridge! Right in the knee so that when he dives trying to make a play it’ll hurt too much to get up and make a throw. That will get Ozzie fired up and out of the game, you get the tweeting going. Swisher gets tossed after being so frustrated with his slump he kicks the ump. A twitter battle ensues! It will be epic! MLB ads showing Brian Wilson’s EPIC beard are put on the scoreboard. The Yankee offense wakes up and then Gardner wins the Home Run title.

  • ChrisR

    Gardner always hits a homerun when i’m not paying attention!

  • Ben from Stanford

    Muhahaha, Lillibridge.

  • The209

    Gardner — breaks up the no-hitter!

  • Rey22

    Oh yeah, NOW Lillibridge slips. Bastard.

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    I missed the first base hit, didn’t I?

  • jon

    UPDATE, 8:13 p.m.: Kevin Millwood’s night is finished in Charlotte: Two innings, seven hits, six earned. Yikes.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Nice knowing ya Kevin…

    • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

      This means bye-bye Millwood.

  • nedro

    I guess someone just figured out how to wake up the offense

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    Need a single to get a team cycle in the inning. Do it Swish!

    • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

      And he does.

    • jon

      did you see the look on swish face when he hit that ball?

  • Avi

    lillibridge picked the wrong ball to misjudge.

  • Sean C

    The cherry on top of this inning would be Swish hitting a homerun and getting it out of his system so he can stop freaking out.

    • Sean C

      But I’ll gladly take the RBI single.

  • Xstar7

    What’s our bench coach doing in the White Sox bullpen?

  • Rey22

    The offensive beast awakens!

    • Corporate Scum

      Nunez is obviously the key.

      • Joe

        I’d say its Gardy in the 8th hole. He is sparking the offense.

  • Cy Pettitte

    KLong = genius

    • Joe

      K-Long = Gardner hitting 3 homers before Swish hits his 1st.

  • http://www.twitter.com/NJ_Andy NJ_Andy

    I was out at dinner, so couldn’t watch the game. Been getting texts about the no-hitter all night. Just got back, and the first pitch I saw was Gardner’s HR. All in all, good night.

  • baravelli

    Some poetic justice to the fact that the four guys who walked consecutively before to score a run without a hit now combine to hit for the cycle consecutively their next times up.

    • Rob

      you can’t predict baseball

  • nedro

    3-run jack. right here.

    • Rey22

      Awww man, almost.

    • jon

      arod thought so

    • nedro

      ill take it

    • MikeD

      Ball is not carrying thta well tonight. “Normally,” that would have been gone.

  • Alex S

    Boy, has there been a lot of balls hit at or near the wall in this past series. Is the wind blowing in?

  • Cy Pettitte

    why even bother with outfielders?

    • Chip

      Somebody has to shag the line drives

  • Xstar7

    The Yankees are just piling on now.

  • Joe

    That was a carbon-copy of Arod’s out in that 2nd game.

    • nedro

      but quentin instead of lilli!!!

  • Chip

    Wait, you’re down 6-0 and you’re going to walk the bases loaded with nobody out?

    • Epy0n

      Yea why would you walk Chavez with nobody out?

      • Chip

        Even if you were in the NL with the pitcher coming up, I still don’t think you would do that

  • Epy0n

    Good thing the offense woke up there I was falling asleep.

  • Cy Pettitte

    lol this inning is comical

  • Rey22

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdhftriXIrk

    This inning in a nutshell. (SFW)

  • Joe

    Now if Sado can get a hit….

  • DCBX

    Hip Hip!

    • DCBX

      Jorge! (wanted the salami, but that works.)

  • nedro

    batted around with 0 out???

  • nedro

    unbelieveable.

  • Cy Pettitte

    I CAN NOT WAIT for Ozzie’s post game

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      It’ll sound something like this: “SDdf;lkjasdlfjkasdfaslkjdflkjasdf;ljasdf”

      But on Twitter it’ll read, “Fucking patetic [sic].”

      • DCBX

        +1

  • David N

    …and the magic continues.

  • Xstar7

    Let’s keep this rally going

  • Rey22

    The length of this game is going to make up for yesterday’s unusually quick one. 2 hours, still bottom of the 5th

  • Chip

    Come on Gardner Slam!!!

  • Joe

    What’s CC doing right now?

    • DCBX

      bowl of Cap’n Crunch?

  • Ryan

    Big mistake loading the bases for Brett the slugger.

  • Big Apple

    John Sterling just told me that baseball can’t be predicted….whodathunkit

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    I like Steve Cooper’s waddle.

  • Chip

    Ozzie: “You hurt?”

    Pena: “My pride is”

    Ozzie: “Good enough, let’s get somebody else in here”

    • Rey22

      +1 haha

  • JimAbbottFan

    Yanks decided to cash in their BABIP chips from the first three games.

  • Michael

    put in Andruw Jones!

  • Joe

    When was the last time that Gardner slapped a ball…

    • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

      Too easy…

  • Rey22

    How long has this half inning lasted? CC probably went to nap or something

  • Chip

    If I were David Wells, I’d see how many times Michael Kay could say “Meow” on the air

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    WILL OHMAN IS A GOD!

  • Joe

    I’m confused… I’m supposed to be ecstatic that the Yanks have scored 8 runs with only one of them being on a homerun….

    • http://www.twitter.com/NJ_Andy NJ_Andy

      Are you not? I’m feeling pretty damn good right now, honestly.

      • Joe

        So you preferred Sado’s bases loaded walk to a Grand Salami right?

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

          are you nuts?
          you take your runs where you get them, not criticize them afterwards for how they were acquired (unless it was a bunt. then we always critique).

          • Joe

            But isn’t THAT the idea with all the fuss about the high percentage of runs scored by the homer!

            • http://www.twitter.com/NJ_Andy NJ_Andy

              No. The idea is that you can’t rely on the homer, and that you have to manufacture runs with bunts, sac-flys etc. It’s stupid.

              I’m just saying, I’m happy with 8 runs period. I don’t care how we get them. I’m not saying we should give up the long ball (never give up that which chics dig), just that 8 runs is exciting no matter what.

        • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

          While I’d love a grand slam any day of the week, I’d rather have the whole team hitting and getting on base than just one or two players hitting bombs.

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

    Truthfully?
    I blame Jeter. should have scored more there.

    • Erica

      Heh.

  • Joe

    I think the Formula™ might actually work tonight.

  • Rey22

    I definitely feel like the Ethier Shit Streak has been the most interesting thing this month.

  • MikeD

    I read EITHER’S HIT STREAK as EITHER SHIT STREAK.

    • Erica

      Same. I was like, well, if THAT is how the YES Network feels…

    • MikeD

      Ethier. I misread and mispell all at once.

  • Rey22

    Figures, the day I finally bench Swisher because he’s been struggling so much.

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

    Does Cano have to pay Chip Caray royalties for “fisted”?

  • Sean C

    I’m stuck watching the Comcast/Sox broadcast, and I think the Yankees found a way for me to enjoy Hawk: CRUSHING the White Sox.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    I cannot explain why, but for some reason this video has passed me by for so many years. Seeing A-Rod and Palmeiro cheer Lou on is hilarious.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zg7Hjm9WMBoo

  • Rey22

    Hip hip Russel chant going on? The hell?

  • Avi

    Anyone else think Robbie is styling a little too much on his swing follow through?

    • Sean C

      like Ortiz does/did? Remember when Cano had those godawful sideburns/beard like Ortiz’s the other offseason? If it’ll get Cano hitting like mid 00′s Ortiz, I’m in.

      • Avi

        I know one thing that’ll get Cano hitting like mid 00′s Ortiz..

        • bakekrukow412

          Vitamins?

  • Cy Pettitte

    ugh Nunez….

  • Cy Pettitte

    Chavez what the fuck ar you doing?

  • Sean C

    This is just sloppy. You have to think this shit doesn’t go on with Jeter and Tex in the game.

  • Cy Pettitte

    unbelievable inning, both teams just plain bad

  • jon

    are both those runs unearned?

  • V

    Hmm, ESPN shows that as an earned run; is that true? 3rd out was an error.

    • Chip

      Yeah but the last guy who scored got on base after the error and should be earned

      • Chip

        Or I could be wrong, yay for a better ERA!

        • Pasqua

          Yeah, that should be wrong. Everything after the presumed 3rd out is unearned.

    • jon

      mlb gameday shows all 3 unearned

      • V

        They fixed it. w00t! My fantasy team is happy.

  • Joe

    But, this also shows you that it might have been better to stick with Ramiro Pena. He wouldn’t be playing much but when he does he’d be a sure glove. Let Eduardo hit it AAA and practice his defense.

    • MikeD

      Nunez has better range than Jeter, but he makes too many mistakes.

      • Chip

        Well is he is a rookie shortstop who rarely gets playing time. You kind of have to expect it

        • MikeD

          I’m not trying to stick a fork in Nunez, but we underestimate the value of a player, such as Jeter, who makes the right plays. Nunez has issues even when he plays reguarly. It might make sense to have him playing every day in AAA to work on some of these things, especially since he does not look to play much on the MLB level this year.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Brett is back

  • MikeD

    His last three hits have been HRs?

  • Erica

    NUNEZ

    • YanksFan77

      NUNEZ!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Lol at Twins, getting no hit, down 5-0

  • JimAbbottFan

    Finally!

  • Kit

    SWISH! Finally!

  • Chip

    FINALLY

  • Cy Pettitte

    Swish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OH THANK GOD

  • Erica

    SWISH SWISH SWISHALICOUS!!!!!!

  • Epy0n

    Finally Swish getting it crackin!

  • Big Apple

    SWISHERLICIOUS!

  • Rey22

    Haaaad to sit Swisher. Dammit.

    • Joe

      I’d keep him on the bench if I were you. Clearly placing him on the bench helped him out.

  • Cy Pettitte

    damn what a catch

  • Chip

    Wow, Cano is getting robbed lately

  • MikeD

    Gotta love, Swish. He paused for a second and you can literally see him give a sigh of relief as he knew the ball was going to go out.

  • Joe

    First Observation: Gardner slapped a ball. See comment above about not having done that in a while.

    2nd Observation: My fantasy baseball line (with Gardner included):
    11/24, 7, 1, 5, 4, .458

    3rd Observation: In a 10-3 game 2 runners busting it out of the box on grounders.

    4th Observation: Nick Swisher hit a homer and those runs were the most exciting runs of the whole game.

    5th observation: The first pitch shown by MLBN of the Niemann No-hitter, was a hit.

    Weird game but a good night overall.

    • JimAbbottFan

      I swear, EVERY time MLBN shows a no-hitter in progress, a hit happens right away.

    • Cuso

      as to observation 4, I hope you’re kidding.

      Swisher is Captain “Notorious for padding stats when the Yankees already have leads greater than 5 runs.”

      • Chip

        Remember when we used to say that about A-Rod?

      • MikeD

        I hope you’re kidding, but I’m open to the idea. Show me the career stats and the comparisons.

      • Joe

        I’m only half-kidding. I was referencing my thoughts on the whole homer vs. small ball run discrepancy argument. Swish needed that one right there though. He was really looking lost at the plate. So I, and the stadium, seemed pretty excited about that homer. Even if they were 2 more runs on top of a blowout.

  • Cuso

    I forgot how much I DIDN’T miss Sterling saying “Swishalicious”

  • Big Apple

    corny or not, when sterling says those names its b/c something good happened.

  • Mickey Scheister

    I love the new 8th Inning Guy, you know, the one with a 0.00 ERA!

    /SSS’d

    • Poopy Pants

      That ERA doesn’t tell the whole story.

  • JerseyDutch

    Ten more runs!

  • Frigidevil

    In case anyone was wondering, the Giants just drafted Prince Amukamara

  • Chip

    Hey look, Molina just got his last career major league hit

  • Xstar7

    Of course you can’t have a Yankees game without a couple double plays.

  • Cy Pettitte

    I;m glad Gus got one hit before he gets cut

    • Mickey Scheister

      What a story for ole Gus to tell the little Guss Jrs..”I ripped a double down the line at YS3″

  • MikeD

    Good to see Molina getting a hit after he’s off the roster tomorrow. The Yankees basically have a day game after a night game on Saturday, and I expect Cervelli to be catching that one.

  • Joe

    Sabermetric analysis of this game: Jeter and Texeira are worth about 10 runs BELOW replacement. -10 WAR

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

      -1.0 WAR, actually. You got your facts wrong. If they were -ten WAR they would be historically bad.

      • Joe

        LOL. Totally screwed that up. Meant to say -10 RARP or RAR which is what I wrote (runs above replacement). Don’t know why I wrote WAR.

        • Joe

          Actually it’s BRARP, batting runs above replacement. But now the joke has lost its splendor.

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  • Big Apple

    damn…i almost forgot about how this game started with runners on 2nd/3rd with no outs and CC wiggles out of it…

    that could’ve gotten out of control quickly!

  • nsalem

    Kay repeatedly states that this streak of Yankee good pitching started Saturday in Baltimore. Didn’t it start the Wednesday before in Toronto with Colon’s first start?

  • Gonzo

    Bullpen crisis from a week ago averted.

  • Joe

    Just checked my fantasy team.
    Check out this line for a pitcher:
    IP W SV K ERA WHIP
    0.1 0 0 0 189.00 24.00
    Never seen that before.
    Can you guess the pitcher?

    • Kit

      Is that an 89 ERA or are the numbers just skewed over since there’s no frame around them?

      • Gonzo

        It’s real. 189.

        • Kit

          Just looking at the WHIP my eyes were kind of wide…but wow, holy hell.

          • Gonzo

            Pretty wild.

      • Joe

        189 runs per 9 innings. Can’t make that up. Mariners scored 513 runs last year.

      • Joe

        And actually that’s that pitcher’s line for the night. Exactly the way it is written there. It’s not one of those things were it goes down after a few innings.

        So, who’s the pitcher that is making a big IMPACT on my fantasy team? No guesses?

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

          dempster

    • Gonzo

      I cheated. I once started Ryan Madson back when they wanted to try him as a starter. Bam, 81.8 ERA.

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

      ryan dempster

      • Joe

        YESSSSSS. Dempster with a 137 O-Rank coming into the season. He’s got a 1218 Rank right now. I don’t even know if that is updated.

  • MattG

    Can you make a “The terrible, horrible, no good, very bad Jorge Posada” post tomorrow? With apologies to Judith Viorst and Alexander?

  • YanksFan77

    The title of the game wrap should be “No Tex, No Cap’n, No Problem”