Game 23: Gotta get down with Freddy

Looking at the Three True Outcomes: Pitching
Heathcott's big night goes for naught in loss
(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

With apologies to everyone who know has that song stuck in his or her head and with a tip of the cap to our own Hannah Ehrlich for the inspiration, it’s Freddy time. The Yanks play host to the Blue Jays this weekend for a three-game set in the Bronx, and Freddy Garcia, 1-0 with a minuscule 0.69 ERA, takes to the hill tonight for his third start of the year.

Opposing Garcia will be Ricky Romero and the change-up of doom. Romero is only 1-3 this year but with a 3.00 ERA. In 19.2 innings against the Bombers last year, Romero limited the Yanks to just a .200/.282/.386 triple slash line. In his lating outing, he went seven strong against the Rays, giving up just a pair of runs while striking out ten but took the loss anyway. If both pitchers are on tonight, we’ll see a lot of slow balls and a good duel on the mound.

First pitch is at 7:05 p.m., and the game airs on the YES Network.

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

Freddy Garcia P

Notes: The Yankees activated Francisco Cervelli from the DL this afternoon and sent Gustavo Molina down to AAA. Cervelli make his 2011 debut on Sunday when he catches Ivan Nova…RAB will be offline for about an hour beginning 1 a.m. on Saturday morning as we undergo a planned server move.

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Looking at the Three True Outcomes: Pitching
Heathcott's big night goes for naught in loss
  • Guest

    FUN! FUN! FUN!

    I’m sorry, I know its old, but I just can’t help myself…

  • Skip

    Per LoHud: Cervelli will start on Sunday for Nova.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Brackman vs Peavy tonight.

  • Poopy Pants

    I hope the game doesn’t go 7 hours, or there will be a real clusterfuck on this site.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Perhaps another grand slam from Gardner is in order for tonight.

  • DCBX

    Really, Ben?

    That poor girl will never live that song down.

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

    O’Neill and Flaherty? Ugh.

    • Pat D

      Could be worse.

      Could be Ken Harrelson.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        Or Bobby V.

        • Pat D

          There is nothing worse than Harrelson.

          Not even BuckCarver.

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

        That would suuuuuuck.

  • The209

    what song?

    • ultimate913

      You don’t want to know. Trust me.

  • mbonzo

    Stadium looks empty.

    • Poopy Pants

      Best fans in the world.

  • mbonzo

    Jeeeeez. Gold Glove Swisher.

    Garcia looks pretty bad.

  • Pat D

    Jeez, is anyone’s shtick more tired than Chris Berman’s?

    • Poopy Pants

      John Sterling, Nick Swisher

      • Pat D

        Maybe, no way.

  • wow

    LL Cool J

  • Poopy Pants

    I thought Cano said he hates being called ‘Robbie’? He just introduced himself as Robbie.

    • JerseyDutch

      It’s okay if he calls himself Robbie.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Jeter needs a separate stat line that’s batting average only including legit hits, that would be like .090

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

    “And you look up, and [Jeter’s] hitting .262. That’s not bad.”

    .262 isn’t bad when it comes with power and walks and defense.

    • Pat D

      He’s providing all of those, right?

    • Xstar7

      It’s bad. But he’s making progress.

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

      [This is why Granderson is good at .262]

  • Dino Velvet

    Dice-BB stink’n it up at Fenway.

    • Cy Pettitte

      they got that one really good start out of him, that’s more than anyone expected

      • MannyGeee

        actually two… but yeah, this regression was inevitible…

    • MannyGeee

      nothing makes me happier than to see Dice K regress back to ‘shitty’…

    • Pat D

      About time.

      What’s funny is the Mariners have such a shitty offense, too.

      • MannyGeee

        well, no… they have Ichiro, and…… Smoak? Figgins???

        yeah, they got nothing

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

          Justin Smoak is actually having a great year so far.

          • MannyGeee

            alright Axisa. I am trying hard not to let your ‘facts’ get in the way of my ‘witty observations’…

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

        Yeah, I expected him to feast on terrible teams and then have an “unexpected” meltdown against a well-hitting team. But this is goo, this is good.

  • MannyGeee

    so, Freddy was a little flat in the first, Swish is a beast with the glove, and unfortunately so is Bautista….

    so that is the first inning recap so far, yeah?

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

    Yeah Garcia doesn’t seem long for this game.

  • Freddy’s Mom

    Just want you all to know I am monitoring the comments. Be nice to Freddy!

    • DCBX

      All due respect Mrs. Garcia, but we might be more comfortable with you out there by the 6th.

  • MannyGeee

    Romero looks a little wild so far, yeah? 2 full counts and 2 bloopy catches by Bautista…

  • Freddy’s Mom

    John Sterling, jeez. Gets all excited and yelps “fastball!” but doesn’t tell us if it’s a strike or a ball.

  • MannyGeee

    Cooooop!!!!! Met the kid around town once while he was playing for the Fisher Cats. good dude…

  • Cy Pettitte

    Freddy’s got nothing, looks like a Pendleton/Carlyle night

  • Pat D

    NSG so far.

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

    “Here’s John McDonald, a guy that will just put the bat on the ball and get the run in.”

    Three pitches, three swings and misses.

  • Cy Pettitte

    that 2-1 was a strike?

  • JimAbbottFan

    Cano with a walk?!

  • Pat D

    Wow, Cano walked?

    • MannyGeee

      first of the season, yea??

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

        Second. I think the first was on Opening Day.

        • JerseyDutch

          He’s on pace for, what, six this year?

      • Esteban

        2nd?

      • MannyGeee

        I stand corrected…

  • MannyGeee

    Ricky Ro throwing a LOT of pitches… he may not be long for this game either

  • Cy Pettitte

    woooo Russell!

  • Esteban

    THE ColTRANE!

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

    Thanks Ned.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Russell Martin is a beast

  • MannyGeee

    atta boy Russ!!!!

  • spectra

    How good is Toronto’s Bullpen been so far?

  • DCBX

    The strike zone I am seeing on GameCast CAN’T be what the ump is really calling.

    • Cy Pettitte

      strike zone has been a joke, a few strikes called to lefties that were in the right handed batters’ box

    • MannyGeee

      actually… ummmm, its prob not far off. the outside corner has been quite liberal so far

  • JimAbbottFan

    That outside corner call is going to be annoying.

  • MannyGeee

    wow, Gardner almost beat that out. hit it hard too!

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

      I think Ramiro got a piece of it and slowed it down.

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

        And by Ramiro I mean Romero.

  • Jonathan

    http://bloguin.com/theoutsidec.....-2013.html

    WOW….anyone read this garbage? Jered Weaver won’t be a Yankee because Cliff Lee didn’t sign with us and Felix signed a long extension. He actually says signing an extension was spurning the Yankees. He says if he didn’t sign the extension he would have been traded to the Yankees since they’d try and get something before he left for free agency.

    Then he says Weaver is so grateful for the Angels drafting and developing him that he isn’t all about the money. This despite him going year by year and being represented by Scott Boras. He’d take a discount to stay in Anaheim.

    So to recap. A player signing an extension instead of going year to year is spurning the Yankees. And a player going year to year also doesn’t want to be a Yankee. Could Angels fans be more annoying?

    • DCBX

      Haters gon’ hate….

    • Pat D

      Clear case of someone trying to convince themselves of what they want to happen.

      And yet at the same time they allow that Weaver could become a Yankee. But not because of the Yankees offering him a big contract, but just because Moreno hates Boras.

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

    Damn, I thought Garcia’s scoreless streak was going to last all season.

  • IRF

    Freddy got Bautista’d

  • Cy Pettitte

    wonderful

  • JerseyDutch

    A blast from Joey Juiceman.

  • Esteban

    So 2010 wasn’t a fluke for Bautista eh?

    • Poopy Pants

      Another RAB-only story line.

      • Esteban

        What are you talking about? I don’t think the ENTIRE baseball community was sold that last year was Bautista’s new talent level.

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

        Another Poopy Pants straw man.

  • Pat D

    I fucking hate Bautista.

  • Rey22

    Jose Bonds. Meh.

    • Esteban

      Why assume steroids?

      • Poopy Pants

        Only the Yankees are allowed to have oversized people hitting HR’s.

  • ArchStanton

    Most inevitable home run of all time.

    • Marcus

      Exactly what I was thinking, but well put.

  • Esteban

    I don’t think Freddy’s on tonight.

  • JimAbbottFan

    Garcia missing spots = batting practice.

  • Poopy Pants

    They’re STILL not testing for steroids in MLB?
    I’ve read for the last year on RAB that Bautista stinks and is only able to hit HR’s because he’s on PED’s.
    What happened???

    • Esteban

      Which writers have said that? Maybe commenters, though I don’t know why people assume steroids.

      • Poopy Pants

        Most regular commenters (who think they are writers) for the last year.
        Writers could’ve made comment’s, too, but I don’t have time to research archives.

        • Esteban

          So your contention is that the only people that thought Bautista had a fluke year/is on steroids are on RAB? I never thought he was taking steroids, but there was reason to doubt that he would hit 50 hrs every year from now on.

    • JerseyDutch

      You’re in rare form today.

      • Poopy Pants

        The comments on this thread are making my point.

        • Loturn

          Are you related to Bautista or something? Someone is a bit pissy people didn’t believe hitting 54 home run was his talent level when he only even hit 17 before that.

          • JohnnyC

            16.

        • JerseyDutch

          Ha, my comments have no point!

  • wow

    juicin’

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    fuckin Bitchtista

  • Cy Pettitte

    I’ve seen enough of you for the night, Freddy

  • bklyn

    New yankee killer

  • Dino Velvet

    bautista = Palmerio

  • Poopy Pants

    Freddie lookin’ like CC today. Boo.

    • Esteban

      What does this even mean?

      • MannyGeee

        I actually think he’s refering to Freddy’s bra size

        • Esteban

          That might make more sense than whatever Mr. Pants is trying to say.

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

        Poopy Pants’ thing is acting like CC’s bad, making straw man arguments, then disappearing when he gets called out.

        • Esteban

          Like the troll he is.

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

    Bautista: 2011 MVP?
    I know it’s just April, but if all you do is walk, strikeout and homer…

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

      He’ll get docked if his team isn’t in contention all year.

  • Pat D

    Garcia got Scurvy Fuck’d in that inning.

  • MannyGeee

    Bautista is just fcking aggravating… dude can rake.

  • JerseyDutch

    Dear Mr. Jeter, We’re glad that you’re hitting the ball out of the infield. Now get some hits.

  • jon

    I just dont understand it

    how can you play in the majors for 6 years as a below replacement level player then randomly flip a switch and because pujols

    • JerseyDutch

      He learned how to hit home runs. Just like McGwire.

  • MannyGeee

    best thing about super quiet Yankee Stadium??? you can very clearly hear the ‘OH SHIT!!!!!’ from Swisher when he pops one up or a ball is heading towards his shin

  • Cy Pettitte

    wow.

  • Esteban

    Holy shit

  • V

    Fantasy baseball warning – don’t read if fantasy baseball stuff annoys you.

    12 team, 3 keepers year to year – should I be willing to trade Justin Upton/Sabathia/Chris Perez for Hanley Ramirez? Or is that too much?

    IF Hanley recovers, he’s one of the two top shortstops in baseball (edge to Tulo with more R/RBIs due to better offensive team), and a no-doubt keeper.

    I drafted Upton with the idea that he could take a step forward this year into super-stardom, so I’m a bit wary of the deal from my end, but I do have an excess of offensive talent, and good players rotting on my bench, and I would like the extra roster spot to mix and match hot pitchers from the waiver wire.

    d00d has previously insisted on Longoria being included on my end, which I’d be willing to do Longoria+minor for Hanley, but not Longoria+Sabathia. If he insists on Longoria we’re probably done, though.

    • V

      I also have 3 other closers (Axford/Madson/Bailey), so I’m ok dealing one, though I think Perez is going to be the best of the four in 2011.

      • mbonzo

        What kind of depth do you have in the outfield and SP?

        • V

          Outfield: (we have 4): Upton/Werth/Granderson/Bourn/Berkman/Sizemore; Berkman’s playing IF while Aaron Hill is on DL, and Sizemore is UT with Ortiz riding the bench. Ortiz should not be riding the bench… but I’d rather play everyone else on a given day.

          SP, loss of Sabathia would hurt. Hanson, Beckett, Latos, Britton, Harang, Colon, Matsuzaka.

          • MannyGeee

            See if he takes Latos instead of CC, that I’d do

          • mbonzo

            I’d try and trade Werth and CC or Lator and Upton or even Latos and Werth. If you guys only use 3 keepers then I think Hanley has more value in the next few years. Upton is a good overall player, but his fantasy value could fall very quickly if he has a down year. CC is Mr. Reliable but remember that his stats are encumbered by pitching in the AL East. Sure, you get more wins, but less K’s, ERA, WHIP than what people value him at. I’d also drop Matsuzaka if I was you and pick up a guy like Stauffer in FA.

            • V

              Dice-K and Colon were very recent pickups (when I dropped Posada/Arencibia/Uehara), so yeah, I was just going to see if Dice-Ks two great starts carried over, and after he’s already walked FOUR Mariners, I think that answer is in.

              Stauffer does nothing for me. Not enough Ks, too many hits. I tend to make it a point to roster as few low-K starters as possible.

              • V

                Well, with that injury, definitely releasing him, lol.

    • MannyGeee

      no way, that is way too much for Hanley alone… if you can keep CC and move Upton & Perez plus another minor piece, then I’d pull the trigger.

      • V

        I was originally willing to do Upton+CC for the keeper SS, but I think adding (what I believe to be) a top closer is too rich for me.

        Ugh, I need to make a trade at some point to convert my outfield depth into something useful. My SS sucks (Peralta); my 2B is Aaron Hill (DL) and Neil Walker (heh). My C was Posada, then Arencibia (got tired of the 4 days a week thing; I can’t juggle my roster daily), and now Ramos. I’m set at 1B/3B with Berkman/Youkilis/Longoria.

        I’m firmly 5th-7th in all 10 categories except wins (and with CC having 4 more wins as he deserves, I’d be solid in that too), for 8th place overall… hoping for some movement at some point, lol.

  • MannyGeee

    whoa… Ricky Ro almost got dental work there

  • Kit

    Wow that could’ve been terrible.

  • Pat D

    Both pissed at Romero, and relieved for Romero on that last play.

  • Esteban

    Ugh, A-Rod should have killed that pitch

  • IRF

    Its a bit strange to see a young pitcher attacking hitters like that

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

    Yay Freddy.

  • Esteban

    Well, what are you gonna do? The Yankees weren’t gonna get great pitching every night.

  • Pat D

    OMG, Garcia’s having a bad start? I didn’t think that was ever going to happen?

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    Awesome title, unfortunately Freddy isn’t living up to it. :(

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

    But I thought Garcia was going to be Great Forever?

    • Cy Pettitte

      he’s no Colon

  • JerseyDutch

    Uh, oh. Not looking too good for Fast Freddy Fingers.

    • JerseyDutch

      And on a side note: How come the Yankees can never hit against slow-pitching junk ballers?

      • Pat D

        Well they say it’s the power pitchers who put that extra power that allows the ball to be hit out of the park.

        /Kay’d

  • nedro

    So much for all the goodwill he created on Sunday.
    Freddy’s stock is falling fast.

  • Adam

    Is it too early to assume that the Post will run the “Freddy Gets Fingered” headline tomorrow?

    • Esteban

      That might be too much even for the Post.

    • MannyGeee

      I would buy & frame it though…

  • Ken M

    Looks like Toronto has figured out the 86mph heat!

  • MannyGeee

    Freddy is in a world of shit…

    • nedro

      /Gomer Pyle’d

  • Cy Pettitte

    safe on a pitch out, ughh

    • MannyGeee

      think it had anything to do with the 68 mph pitch out?

      • JohnnyC

        You don’t expect a changeup on a pitch out.

  • jorge brosada

    Anyone else following the draft? I don’t understand why the giants drafted another defensive lineman. Marvin Austin is talented, no doubt, but there is a big need for Linebackers and Offensive lineman and they keep ignoring it…

    Also Garcia looks shaky tonight

    • V

      Sometimes, if the best player on your board falls to you, you have to take him. There’s always trades and free agency. Not to mention, there might not be a 2011…

  • MannyGeee

    Rajai Davis is just stupid fast…

  • JohnnyC

    Good thing the back of the rotation guys always face their counterparts on the opposing team. Oh well, there goes that urban myth.

  • IRF

    What the hell is he wearing on his neck?

    • MannyGeee

      Froot Loop Necklace Colon made him

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

        It’s his Turk Wendell necklace.

        • MannyGeee

          I Laughed

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

    They better not throw anything to Bautista even remotely close to the plate.

  • Pat D

    Yeesh. Who’s the long man tonight?

  • Kostas

    these games suck. no pitching, no hitting… fucking Toronto.

  • MannyGeee

    See if he takes Latos instead of CC, that I’d do

    • MannyGeee

      my bad, meant to reply to the FBB thread above.

  • Simon

    By the looks of it, it looks like we have a chance to take 2/3 like Mike predicted in the chat today. Garcia doesnt look that good tonight unfortunately.

    • MannyGeee

      things could turn around when you crack that toronto bullpen open

  • JerseyDutch

    I don’t suppose Bartolo Colon could be a long reliever AND a starter?

    • MannyGeee

      you only get 75ip before his arm falls off… counterpoint he really is a walking heart attack, so why not…

  • Cy Pettitte

    sooooo many pitches,man this game is just painful

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

    Freddy muscled up for that 89.

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

      Steroids.

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

    Every Toronto series they challenge Bautista until he hits a HR, and then they cower like animals for the rest of the series.

    Just walk him, we won’t hold it against you/

  • nedro

    Holy Shit!!!

  • jon

    walks are for suckers

    -cano

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

    That ball was well struck.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Cano is hitting lasers, swagger levels are out of control

  • Esteban

    This Guy. This guyyyy. Cano cannot be stopped!

  • Xstar7

    Babe Cano

  • IRF

    Pshh. I don’t need no stinkin walks

  • Pat D

    I’m still trying to figure out if I like Cano’s Griffey impression.

    • MannyGeee

      I like his Groucho Marx better, but his Griffey is pretty good too

  • Epy0n

    I love how Cano is destroying lefties on that same slider.

  • DCBX

    BANG!

  • MannyGeee

    Tex looks to have a little herp on his lip… thats for uncovering this for us, HD!

  • V

    Can I get a Grandy Man Can?

    • V

      Sick curve. Wow.

  • mbonzo

    Michael Kay, “Cano was lazy, until he was good”

  • mbonzo

    Eduardo Nunez was too friendly with Cano. He’s gonna make him lazy. Trade him.

  • Dino Velvet

    Gritt >>>>>>> Cano

  • Cy Pettitte

    obligatory O’Neill ice cream segment, lol

    • nedro

      Fuck this booth crew. What a bunch o sissies.

    • pete

      i laughed at this.

  • mbonzo

    Daisuke leaves with an injury. There goes your 5 aces.

    • Cy Pettitte

      Wakefield slots in as the 5th ace

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      I guess they’ll just have to live with 4 aces.

      /OhNoes

    • MannyGeee

      sucks, looked forward to facing him in a few weeks…

  • http://Www.or.ly JM

    I’m guessing they enjoy their ice cream.

  • nedro

    watch out. Joe’s going to the matchups…
    Leafing through it like a friggin Sears catalog.

  • Cy Pettitte

    please, just let Freddy get out of this inning unscathed and turn it over to the pen

    • MannyGeee

      DRob dry hump… I miss it alreddy

  • IRF

    Wow Martin is a beast behind the plate

  • mbonzo

    Garcia stole Gardner’s grit.

  • MannyGeee

    wow…. Garcia has limped out of jam after jam tonight. Shit, the fact that its only 3-2 is a blessing…

  • tom

    Not saying five innings is all I’m generally looking for, but, given what Freddy walked in with tonight, 5 IP 3 R is doing his part.

  • Xstar7

    Since Garcia’s night is probably done: 5 IP and 3 ER isn’t terrible. And it could’ve been much worse. We can’t expect him to pitch like he did in his first to starts all year.

  • V

    Oh look. Gardner watching strikes 1 and 2. Ho hum.

    • Xstar7

      Brett just made you eat your words

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

    5 IP, 3 R is a winnable game. I guess it’ll suffice, Freddy.

  • nedro

    Legs it out!

  • Cy Pettitte

    BG needs to steal, if there’s a Jeter DP I’ll lose it

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

    Gardner setting up the double play…

  • V

    NOW STEAL SECOND YOU LAMER!

    Fastest guy on the team by far. Just frickin steal on the first pitch, man.

  • Esteban

    Small Ball!

  • V

    Wow. Beautiful bunt. Wow.

    Not what I expected from Jeter.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    YAY!!!!! BUNTING!!!!!!!
    NO HOME RUNS!!!!

  • Xstar7

    Wow. That was an amazing bunt by Jeter.

  • nedro

    What’s with all the friggin bunting????
    (not complaining)

  • Cy Pettitte

    Jeter, teach BG how to bunt please

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

    Great, a successful bunt. That just means they’ll try it more.

    • V

      Unfortunately true. IF they limit the bunting to Jeter, I’m ok with it. Swisher should never even show a bunt, though.

    • IRF

      good call

  • V

    I hate to say it, but I’m TOTALLY OK with the Jeter sacrifice (ignoring the fact that it was a PERFECT bunt basehit)…

  • DCBX

    Jeter may be old, but he ain’t stupid.

  • mbonzo

    Joba even came out of the bullpen to field that ball.

    Why the hell is Swisher bunting?

  • nedro

    Enuff with the bunting and the homers, already…

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    I’m okay with bunting when it works.

  • Cy Pettitte

    I’m just amazed that they’re bunting here….

  • IRF

    If Swisher gets a bunt base hit, does tex bunt too?

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      I laughed.

  • Pat D

    STOP FUCKING BUNTING, SWISHER!!!!!!!

  • Esteban

    Seriously, Swisher is bunting? FOH! WTF!

  • FIPster Doofus

    Fuck bunting.

  • V

    Gardner is fast enough to steal 3rd…

    • V

      And with that lead they’re letting Jeter take, it’s time to double steal.

  • jon

    trying to bunt? yep swish is hitting a homer

  • Yankeefan34

    I’m going to kidnap Giradi and do some Clockwork Orange style brainwashing so that he stops with this bunting business.

  • JimAbbottFan

    What the…

  • Esteban

    That was interesting.

  • Epy0n

    Gotta love the bottom of the fifth!

  • Cy Pettitte

    lol oh man that was fucking hilarious

  • Xstar7

    Thank you Encarnacion. That could have been a triple play.

  • Kit

    Thank you for the derp, Blue Jays. We appreciate it.

  • mbonzo

    Wtf just happened? Did I jsut get laid?

  • IRF

    Just like Joe drew it up

  • Pat D

    What a lucky break.

  • jon

    wow thats a triple play if he makes that throw

  • V

    Wow. Triple play to no outs in one bad throw.

  • DCBX

    Awesome ahahahahaha

  • Pat D

    Damn it, Teix.

  • V

    Steal home. Steal home. Steal home. Steal home.

  • Pat D

    God fucking dammit.

  • jon

    are you fucking kidding me

  • http://Www.or.ly JM

    I blame Rebecca Black.

  • V

    Ugh.

  • Xstar7

    Son of a bitch!

  • tom

    son of a bitch

  • Cy Pettitte

    no fucking runs? with Teix and ARod……wow

  • IRF

    Yunel Escobar is going to waltz into the Brent Lillibridge HOF

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    So bad.

  • Esteban

    Cono Alex.

  • jon

    3 outs on 2 pitches

    wow

    • CG

      it coulda been 3 outs on 1 pitch….

  • mbonzo

    Yanks can’t score with bases loaded no out… Yankees are cursed with homeruns!
    Michael Kay loves his narratives.

  • MannyGeee

    well, shit

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

    Unbelievable. Bases loaded, no outs, Tex and A-Rod make three outs in two pitches. Awful.

  • nedro

    You gotta be…bleepin me.
    Go ahead. hit me.

  • tom

    gotta say, weirdest sequence in a long time. about a hundred different things could have happened in that inning

  • jorge brosada

    wow that was atrocious, if we lose because of that im gonna be pissed

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    Tex, what the heck? What about the base hit?

  • V

    You know what sucks? ARod has hit into three outs (earlier the flare, and now the double play), because he’s TOO strong. Two weaker hit balls and he has a hit and a non-double play RBI.

    • Hall and Nokes

      Maybe when he gets old like Jeter

    • tom

      Both Tex and Arod hit what looked like they could have been run-scoring balls in that inning. It was Game of Inches of Death

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        …and that’s why you can’t predict baseball…

        Sterling’d

  • Hall and Nokes

    I’ve rather have hit into the triple play now

  • jorge brosada

    Awesome d-rob, walk Rajai Davis on 4 pitches

  • Mantle28

    The prince looks like Mark Teixera.

    • MannyGeee

      ironically, Jeters been swingin the bat like a giant queen…

    • Pat D

      Teix isn’t losing his hairline, his nose isn’t getting bigger, and neither are his front teeth.

      In other words, he’s not slowly morphing into his rather disturbing looking father.

  • Xstar7

    Five straight balls to start off the inning by Robertson. Things aren’t looking optimistic at all.

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

    Alright, give Bautista the old unintentional intentional walk again.

    • jon

      better yet drill him and save 3 pitches

  • CG

    So, according to Kay when gardner is on base he is a distraction to the hitter but anyone else is always a distraction to the pitcher?

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Kay is a distraction to the viewer.

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

    god i can’t wait to not see rajai davis again

  • jon

    why cant gardner do that

    • MannyGeee

      got to get on base first… jus sayin

  • jetrer

    need to walk him

  • jetrer

    nice

  • Cy Pettitte

    timely K

  • MannyGeee

    wow, lucky Lind got hungry there… swinging at his eyes

  • jetrer

    wtf

  • Pat D

    Nice job, DRob.

  • Xstar7

    Inexcusable

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

    Dammit.

  • MannyGeee

    shit shit shit

  • Hummingbird S.

    wow… pathetic

  • V

  • jorge brosada

    D-rob…the fuck was that??

  • nedro

    Fuck this game. I’m feeling ill. Think I’ll go fuckin puke.

  • CG

    This has been a weird one

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

      Yeah, these feels like one of those “it’s not meant to be” games.

    • CG

      We saw a missed triple play pretty much become a triply play again. and a fake to third throw to first work but not work.

  • V

    Someone needs to spend three hours doing that drill tomorrow.

  • jetrer

    Bad D has been hurting the Yanks a lot lately

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    /Encarnacion’d

  • wow

    much love bull pen, much love.

  • Simon

    Gold Glove defense out there for both teams…..

  • MannyGeee

    worst part about this game, Romero hasn’t even pitched lights out. this should have been a blow out… damn you Home Runs!!!!!

  • mbonzo

    Where the hell was that curveball?

  • jon

    how stupid is trying to steal 3rd with 2 outs

  • Kostas

    This fucking team is such a cluster fuck of fundamentals. Good Grief.

    • jetrer

      Agreed

    • Esteban

      How so?

      • Kostas

        baserunning, fielding, missing cutoff men.. etc.

        • Esteban

          They make more mistakes on those than other teams?

  • Pat D

    It would nice if Gardner didn’t throw the ball straight into the ground.

  • jetrer

    horrible throw
    10 bounces form short left

  • Cy Pettitte

    oh come on…this is getting away quickly

  • Hummingbird S.

    Robertson putting the game outta reach, nice!

  • jorge brosada

    Omg Bautista you fucking piece of shit.

  • mbonzo
    • NHyankeesfan

      i count 18 bad calls there

    • V

      Blind as a fucking bat.

  • wow

    unbelievable… what is with this bull pen!

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      WORST. PEN. EVER! Fire Cashman, Girardi, and Spoelstra!!!!

      • jorge brosada

        hahaha love that you added spoelstra in there

  • Xstar7

    Nothing is going right for the Yankees today. Bases loaded no outs, failed to score a single run. Caught Bautista trying to take second, and he throws the ball away. The throw beats Bautista at the plate but he slides around Martin. Why do the Yankees have such excruciating games like this?

  • Kostas

    I still don’t understand how inept teams like Toronto and Chicago come into Yankee Stadium and make this team look silly. #Yankeepridefailure

    • Esteban

      #Teamsneverwineverygame

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

    Two walks for Cano? They can’t lose now.

    • JMK

      They will bring the final double play to the plate this game.

  • jon

    2 walks in one game?!?!? madness

  • mbonzo

    That breaking ball is a strike? The curveball down the middle from Robertson was a ball though. Yankees should donate $500,000 to this ump for Lasik eye surgery.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Jones looks horrible tonight

  • JMK

    Oof, Andruw. Just bad.

  • Xstar7

    Jones needs to be more patient.

    • a plethora of pinatas

      Jones + Granderson = 6 Ks ………BARF!

  • jetrer

    granderson looks awful against Romero

  • Xstar7

    Granderson and Jones are giving Romero outs.

  • jon

    wow 6 of his 7 strikes out are from 2 people

  • mbonzo

    “Error establishing a database connection”

    Can’t wait for the new host. Who is the current host so I know to never go with them?

    • JMK

      Who is the current host so I know to never go with them?

      The internet? (Does that not work here?)

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

      That’s actually a WordPress issue, not anything to do with the server. That’s something we need to figure out.

  • bobtaco

    who takes their kids to the game in 70s pimp hats?

    • JMK

      Semi-reformed pimps?

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      You have no business judging me.

  • jetrer

    bs call there

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    It looks like “one of those games”…

  • Kostas

    pretty much the entire team… except for a few AB’s.

  • JerseyDutch

    Would someone wake me up when the Yankees game starts?

  • Cy Pettitte

    this game is brutal

  • jorge brosada

    Still a 3 run game, Buddy Carlyle? wtf girardi

    • jetrer

      better than Soriano

    • jetrer

      or Fat Joba

  • Esteban

    Wow this ump is terrrrible. Even if that call helped the Yankees

  • JerseyDutch

    Buddy Carlyle sounds like the name of a game show host.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Hirschbeck is the fucking worst.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Carlyle to the 8th, Soriano to mop up

  • Esteban

    Cue the Carlyle is better than Joba and Soriano and should pitch the 8th.
    \
    Oh wait, it already happened.

  • tom

    So, of course, Carlyle has the evening’s easiest inning

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    All right. 3 HRs in a row!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    If I watch anymore games on MLB TV I’m gonna end up naming my first born child “Volvo”

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      LOL I’m so sick of the fucking Volvo ads.

    • wow

      but i bet you will never forget that Volvo first engineered the seatbelt on its production cars.

      #uselessfactoids

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

      Volvo’s last forever, man. Change the oil every 3,000 miles and you’ll have that car for the rest of your life. Those things are like street legal tanks.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Good thing the Red Sox have Bobby Jenks.

    • JMK

      Better 7th inning guy – Jenks or Joba?

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

        I take it you haven’t seen how bad Jenks has been this year. If salaries were part of the equation, then it’s even more lopsided.

  • JerseyDutch

    If Gardner doesn’t stop bunting, I’m going over to the stadium and taking away his bat. And his shoes.

  • jetrer

    how about another clutch grounder to third

  • Adam

    Wow…that was the saddest seemingly positive league leader graphic ever.

    • JMK

      We should trade for Mark Reynolds to make Jeter feel better.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Gardner, get out of the way! can you do anything right?

  • mbonzo

    “What range by the shortstop!”
    Mike’s just used to watching Jeter.

  • Total Dominication

    Oh the irony.

  • V

    Um, yeah, Escobar being there up the middle? Above average shortstops get that a lot of the time. Just because we’re used to Jeter doesn’t make that an amazing play.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Olney – “They’re saying on the Red Sox broadcast that Matsuzaka came out with right elbow tightness.”

    ooof

  • JMK

    Will Swish try to bunt on 0-2? Girardi?

  • Esteban

    Buster Olney
    They’re saying on the Red Sox broadcast that Matsuzaka came out with right elbow tightness.
    2 minutes ago

    • MannyGeee

      wow, its been nice knowin ya Dice…

  • mbonzo

    Nice at bats by the Yankees so far.

  • JMK

    For the hat trick – Olney says Dice-K came out with right elbow tightness.

    • JerseyDutch

      Code for “he sucks”?

  • Cy Pettitte

    ughh Kay got me excited

    • JMK

      Ew.

  • Total Dominication

    You got dis A-rod.

  • Cy Pettitte

    ABomb please, this mini slump sucks

  • Pat D

    ARod’s BA has been dropping a tad…

  • Cy Pettitte

    ewwww what the fuck

  • tom

    It’s a tease night all around

  • Total Dominication

    damn

  • Pat D

    Yeesh.

  • JerseyDutch

    I’m boycotting the rest of this game. Unless it gets exciting and then I was watching all along.

  • First time lawng time

    Lol whatever. I’m used to losing to Toronto. It doesn’t bother me…yeah this loss…totally expected.

  • Kostas

    So much for a 3 game winning streak.. Damn it.

    • Chris

      The game’s over?

    • http://twitter.com/TylerWilkinson T-Dubs

      I’m so pissed too that Bud Selig changed all the games to 7 innings.

      • First time lawng time

        It looks unlikely that they’ll win. If someone assumes they’ll lose it’s not a big deal. You guys don’t need to make smart ass comments about it.

        • http://twitter.com/TylerWilkinson T-Dubs

          Can I make smart ass comments if they come back and win?

        • MannyGeee

          first time here, huh…

          • First time lawng time

            nOt really

  • Esteban

    That’s a large man right there.

  • MannyGeee

    wow, Jobas bringing it tonight… I wish he came up as a starter, we could really use that this year…

    oh wait

  • Cy Pettitte

    large and in charge

  • Xstar7

    Great inning by Joba. Too bad it won’t matter.

  • MannyGeee

    Jeter = range!!!

  • jetrer

    Seventh Inning Guy pitching in the eighth inning … Insanity!

  • First time lawng time

    The Yankees should try to score runs tomorrow. And then our BP shouldn’t choke. And then we should try to actually get a win streak going.

    • jetrer

      Good idea. Wonder why they haven’t though of that yet.

      • Pat D

        They couldn’t come to a decision.

      • First time lawng time

        We should tell them…let them know.

    • MannyGeee

      Girardi blows… this shoulda been his plan from the beginning!!!

  • mbonzo

    CANO! You can’t get that man out!

  • Cy Pettitte

    HOLY SHIT! Cano is so epic

  • dkidd

    are there any other players who “figured it out” at the age of 30 a la bautista (non steroid era)? if he’s now a legit 40 home run guy, that seems pretty unprecedented

    • Pat D

      Roy Hobbs?

    • OldYanksFan

      Sosa? (Steroid version).

  • Xstar7

    My god, Robinson is absolutely mashing right now. Too bad it won’t matter.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Mocha Joe’d

      • Xstar7

        Damn. That’s insulting.

      • Esteban

        That’s just mean. There’s no need for those type of insults here!

  • Rey22

    Cano en fuego

  • Esteban

    Home Robinson!

  • a plethora of pinatas

    At least one guy came to the game with his shit straight.

  • Aj

    Robinson, that guy can really slug.

  • mbonzo

    I smell a comeback.

  • Cy Pettitte

    buying my ticket for the Coltrane

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    I’m not a fan of censorship, but those WB Mason commercials need to be banned.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    BIG 4!!!!!! YESSSSSS

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

    Yeah, I’ll be going to that concert.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Sarcasm?

  • V

    Boom. Carlos Santana walkoff grand slam. W00t for the free win for Chris Perez.

    • Pat D

      Break up the Indians!

  • MannyGeee

    LOL Kay explaining Metallica. that felt weird

  • Pat D

    Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax?

    Sign me up!

    For the voluntary removal of my ears, that is.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan
      • Pat D

        You know what? That really hurts me. That is 1 of the 10.

    • Esteban

      Agree. Never liked heavy metal and Enter Sandman is the only Metallica song I’ve ever heard (knowingly)

      • Pat D

        That’s the only Metallica album I have, and I have never liked anything by the others.

        Metallica has also done their own versions of movie music, like “The Imperial March” from The Empire Strikes Back and “The Ecstasy of the Gold” from The Good, the Bad & the Ugly, and they were just utterly, utterly boring.

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    Any idea how many pitches have been seen by Yankee pinch hitters? I feel like I’ve seen way too many pinch hit groundouts on one or two pitches lately.

    • MannyGeee

      thats b/c Chavez don’t take a pitch…. and he has done most of the pinch hitting this year

  • mbonzo

    Home run on this 3-1 pitch?

  • Epy0n

    Seattle heating up over there in the bumpin AL West.

  • Xstar7

    Please no DP, PLEASE

  • MannyGeee

    Boone and Soriano both up in the pen…. that worries me.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      NO DP Jeter PLEASE!!!!

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        Didn’t want to reply…

  • Esteban

    Sox lost.

    • MannyGeee

      fuck em. they back in last place yet?

      • Esteban

        If the orioles win, yea.

  • Cy Pettitte

    pinch hit Chavez

    • NC Yankee Fan

      Pinch hit for Jones already

      • MannyGeee

        then pinch hit Montero!

        oh

  • mbonzo

    Whenever Gardner takes a walk, he’s halfway down the line to first before the umpire calls it.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Bunt?

  • jorge brosada

    Jeter with the bases loaded. Lol.

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

    he’s not gonna hit a homer. pray it makes it into the OF.

  • Kostas

    good grief. This is not the ideal situation…. nervous… no DP

  • Pat D

    Oh, this should be fun.

  • Rey22

    Oh god please don’t even swing the bat. Anything but a GIDP >_< I'll take a 3 strike K

  • Xstar7

    Jeter with the bases loaded? I don’t know what to expect.

    • JerseyDutch

      Pain…

  • Kit

    Derek please. *begs*

    • Kit

      Left that too open ended. Please don’t hit into a DP.

  • JerseyDutch

    Grand slam? GIDP? What will it be?

  • Rey22

    *3 pitch

  • Total Dominication

    Please Jeter.

  • NHyankeesfan

    i wouldnt let him swing. we all know what could happen

    • Aj

      I laughed. Hard.

  • jetrer

    Fun fact … Jeter has only 2 HRs since last June 12 (one inside the park) and that includes postseason, spring training, and backyard wiffle ball

    • JackC

      Jesus. That’s only 2 more than I have.

    • Pat D

      Wiffle ball HR’s are pretty rare…

  • mbonzo

    Jeeez, Kay is so lame when the bases are loaded. He’s just way too corny.

  • JackC

    I’ve been reduced in moments like this with the Captain to rooting for a walk.

    • mbonzo

      Strikeout > doubleplay

    • Kostas

      Agreed, especially right now

  • jetrer

    clutch

  • JerseyDutch

    Strike out! Thank god.

    • Kit

      I didn’t want to, but I chuckled. Felt bad immediately.

  • jorge brosada

    Useless Jeter. At least you didnt GIDP

  • Cy Pettitte

    whatever, better than a GIDP

  • Rey22

    Meh….beats a DP. Swish time!

  • NHyankeesfan

    that was at his shoulders

  • Total Dominication

    hduykil.jk,nbdvfglhk

  • IRF

    Im half relieved that he struck out

  • BigBlueAL

    No chance.

  • Pat D

    It’s a good thing for Jeter that he’s still questing for 3000 hits.

    Otherwise I think he’d start to hear boos earlier than whenever he will.

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

    Jeter expanded the zone? No way.

  • Esteban

    Dere(K) Jeter

  • Klemy

    Christ.

  • Xstar7

    Damn it Jeter. At least it wasn’t double play. But Nick Swisher isn’t going to do anything.

    • Xstar7

      Called it. And I hate myself for it.

  • Guest

    17 mil for three years. Player option for year four.

    Sigh.

  • ArchStanton

    I honestly can’t recall Jeter getting a big hit for quite some time.

    • Klemy

      Well, he’s never been pied in how many opportunities?

      • Pat D

        My only regret of the 2009 season.

  • NHyankeesfan

    at least the middle of the order will be up for the bottom of the 9th

  • wow

    offensive black hole.

  • Cy Pettitte

    this is probably one of the most painful games of the year to watch

  • Klemy

    I just…don’t even know why I’m still watching this painful game.

  • Pat D

    Mother fucking fucker, Swisher!

    • MannyGeee

      atta way to taske a pitch, asshole. this ain’t beer league, you can wait for one

  • Cy Pettitte

    this team fucking sucks

  • Aj

    GOD Damnit. Rauch is on my fantasy team, it was a lose lose situation.

    • mbonzo

      OR win win depending on how your glass is filled.

    • BigBlueAL

      Dont you mean a win, win situation??

      If Rauch blows it at least its to the Yankees, if he gets the save it sucks because it means the Yankees lose but your fantasy team gets a save!!

      • MannyGeee

        exactly how I thought of it when I started Romero (win) Lind (so so) & Rajai (super win) tonight…

        I feel dirty but vindicated…. it really is conflicting

  • Kostas

    epic fail

  • Total Dominication

    aopics[/;.l,kmjnhbgvfcdxl';l.,ur2e12we2380,jl97098ijuhncb vp';ioluikyuthr tegafv vbnm

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      This offends me.

  • wow

    black hole strikes again.

  • mbonzo

    Its time to start using the extra money in the payroll to clone Cano.

  • Xstar7

    Dammit stop teasing us!

  • MannyGeee

    oh,, runners left on base… how i’ve missed you

  • First time lawng time

    Wooow this team is soooooo good. Epic offense guys!

    • Pat D

      And I always thought I was negative and depressing and stuff.

      • First time lawng time

        I just poked fun at an offense that left 11 men on base. That’s real negative and not drawing attention to facts right?

        • Pat D

          Yes, it is negative. Yes, it is factual.

          I was just giving an overall appraisal of the normal tone of your posts.

    • Esteban

      Your optimism and perspective was missing…

      • Esteban

        were*

  • Kyle

    They deserve to lose this one. at least Jeter didn’t GIDP

  • EndlessMikeJr

    When you need a jeter single he can’t do it. It’s the only thing he’s good at.

    • MannyGeee

      that, and porking starlets

  • Kostas

    11 LOB… ridiculous

    • Xstar7

      It’s that series in Texas all over again.

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

        not even. that was historic.

  • TSJC Troll Doppleganger

    Jeter and Swisher both know that RBIs are overrated.

    • MannyGeee

      thats right, according to Ian O Conner, its all about heart and determination…and of course being a real Yankee

  • Cuso

    First pitch swinging with bases jacked & 2 outs. nice job, Swish.

    Where are all the braniacs that were claiming that Swish ‘busted out of it’ last night?

    A six-year-old girl coulda gone 2-for-4 if she batted in front of Cano & behind Grandy like Swish did last night.

    when have you ever swung at the first pitch and succeeded Nick?

    idiot trying to be a hero again.

    • Xstar7

      Being pessimistic is so much fun right?

      • Pat D

        In certain parts of life, I believe it is.

        But I’ve gotten over being stupid pessimistic regarding sports.

      • First time lawng time

        Was that necessary? What’s the big deal if he says something negative? Not everything has to be “OMG Yankees are the best team ever! Bunting sucks!!!!”

        • Esteban

          You say the Yankees suck, always.

    • Esteban

      Why aren’t you batting in front of Cano then?

  • First time lawng time

    Lol people here need to chill. Do you really expect us to beat Toronto? Get real…we suck against them..well be lucky if we don’t get swept.

    • Cy Pettitte

      they’ve been trying their hardest to give this game to us, it’s annoying

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        This.

    • Pat D

      Yes, yes you do.

      • Kit

        I think she’s giving Poopy Pants a run for his money in the worst commenter ever department. Really trolling hard.

        • First time lawng time

          How am I trolling?

          • Kit

            Read your comments and tell me how you’re not trolling. This shouldn’t even be a question.

            • First time lawng time

              Don’t get how I’m trolling…because I don’t drool over this team and act like they’re so great?
              What do all comments here have to be incredibly optimistic? Unless of course someone, heaven forbid, bunts or Soriano comes in? (OMG the contract! Let’s keep bringing it uplike it means something to us!)

              • Kit

                If you don’t get it then no one can help you. Just don’t complain when people call you out.

              • Kit

                Also I don’t get where this “drooling” comes from. Almost everyone here acknowledges the weaknesses of the team, which is why if you read the comments above, you can see people talking about Jeter, Garcia and the bullpen with the bases loaded who didn’t get criticized for what they said.

                • Kit

                  *blow ups with the bases loaded. Sorry.

      • First time lawng time

        DON’t remember freaking out tonight, but whatever let’s pick on FTLT.

        • Pat D

          Saying that they suck against Toronto and will be lucky to not get swept is pretty close to freaking out.

          • First time lawng time

            I think I have a valid point…they lost plenty of series against them last year and we haven’t looked good lately.

            But this is RAB so every comment must have blind optimism.

            • Esteban

              They were 8-10 last year against the Jays, hardly ‘sucking’ and 12-6 in 2009. Again you just say stuff without putting any thought into what you’re saying.

            • Kit

              That’s not true at all. Most people here aren’t blindly optimistic. The Yankees always have a chance to win, they have a great offense. That’s not optimism, it’s realism. We lost the season series against Toronto last year for the first time since the early 2000’s. Doesn’t mean it’s going to happen again. If it does, who gives a fuck. Toronto will probably not even have a shot at the AL East or the Wild Card while the Yankees always do. The fact that you’re being relentlessly annoying with the constant “OMG, THE YANKEES SUCK” and continue to make the same post over and over is why people give you shit. If you don’t want to be picked on, then stop making posts like that. Everyone is entitled to being upset at a loss, but you’re not entitled to say something like “We’re lucky if we’re not swept” without being criticized for it. I’m not trying to be a bitch to you, but honestly you make it really hard for anyone here to support or like you based solely on your comments. You don’t have to be positive about everything, but don’t be needlessly pessimistic about a series that’s only one game in. If we lose tomorrow then you have every right to say that, but before then, no.

              • First time lawng time

                1. Yeah you are being kind of a bitch.
                2. 2010 is more relevant than the rest of the 2000s (the teams are most similar to this year)…we owon only a few series against them last, we’ve had trouble beating them, and we’ve had trouble scoring runs lately, except for last night. Therefore, this team is in a slump right now, and this series doesn’t look good. That’s realism too.
                3. Really, I’m annoying? You know what’s annoying, reading a ton of comments hhere after someone shows bunt bitching about it. And then people complaining about the Soriano contract.
                4. I don’t say the Yankees suck. I say the offense, pitching, or individual performance suck. And I have never said that they permanently suck. In fact, I generally refer to the one game or series.

                • Kit

                  I honestly don’t give a fuck if you think I’m being a bitch. If I am its because I’m responding to you and you make it difficult for me to be kind even though I a) never cursed at you b) try to treat you with as much respect as I can despite the fact that I really dislike your comments. 2010 is relevant, but the teams are always different and performances are different and you’re wrong in saying we’ll be lucky to not get swept after one game. Point Blank. Doesn’t matter what happens tomorrow, your comment is going to be taken the wrong way after one game. And yes, you’re annoying. Different people find different things annoying. I dislike bunting and the Soriano contract but I still like Soriano, do I bitch about it? No. Do I complain about people bitching about it? No. Those people all have valid points in their argument, whereas you just spew whatever you’re thinking without backing it up with evidence or actually making a point. When you’re right, people generally agree, when you’re wrong, they don’t. And your so called commenting on individual performances isn’t commenting on it at all. You just said “we’re lucky if we don’t get swept.” No one player loses a game, therefore, you’re not commenting on one performance. You’re commenting on the whole team, as in, you know, The Yankees. I bet if I cared enough to go back even further in your history of comments, I’d find more evidence to support what I just said.

                  • First time lawng time

                    What I don’t understand is why people care so much about what I say. If I want to say the Yankees will be lucky to not get swept, there is absolutely no reason to call me out on it. If that’s how I feel I have every right to say it. I didn’t call anyone out here, therefore people shouldn’t give me crap about what I say about a baseball team.
                    I honestly can’t understand why people make a big deal out of it or why it’s annoying.

                    I just feel some people take comments too seriously, and swearing at someone or sayinghe or she knows nothing abouthe game, just because they disagree with the comment is a little extreme or uncalled for.

                    • Kit

                      It’s not that people care individually about what you say, it’s just that if a comment comes along that is deemed stupid, people will usually jump all over it. I never said you knew nothing about the game (though to be honest, you don’t really help yourself with some of the things you say). And I don’t think there’s anything wrong with knowing little about the game to begin with. I’m just starting to learn sabermetrics. I don’t claim to be an expert on anything.

                      The reason why people care in general is because people happen to read it. Most of us really like this website, it’s informative, some of the people are fun and funny and it’s comments like “We’ll be lucky if we’re not swept” or the nice “Go fuck yourself” you sent me a few days ago that lower the quality and usually annoy the people who are really passionate about the team. It doesn’t mean you’re not passionate, it just sounds like you’re a Mets fan or something and it’s been centuries since we last saw a World Series and we’ll never win ever again. And you shouldn’t be talking about swearing at people, because I’ve seen you do it. So you’re not innocent, and neither am I. If you disagree, disagree, but at least give a valid argument as to why. You’ll see most people treat it with a “fair enough.”

    • Esteban

      Your schtick is pretty annoying at this point.

  • MannyGeee

    Coopers gf is the blonde… she is smoooookin too…

    • Pat D

      Are you sure? We were hoping that it was the one in the middle.

      • MannyGeee

        yeah, the blonde in the middle. the old lady and the chick with the camera look exactly alike. mom & sister

        • Pat D

          OK. I wasn’t looking that hard.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Arod needs to get on so Robbie can hit another laser HR

    • Cy Pettitte

      so much for that

  • Xstar7

    Why did I even watch that bottom of the ninth?

  • jetrer

    this game was craptastic

  • a plethora of pinatas

    Rauch is one big ugly lumbering-looking douche.

  • wow

    so glad we had the heart of the order for that one.

  • MannyGeee

    yuck, nothing worse than a loss like this. I rather see a 2 hit shut out. soo many opportunities blown…

    • Esteban

      A night after almost everything went right. It happens and it usually even out over time.

  • TSJC Troll Doppleganger

    This team is starting to resemble the Giambi, Sheffield, Matsui, ARod teams that did nothing in the mid 2000s. HRs or bust.

    But hey, RBIs are so overrated. Screw sac flies and texas league singles.

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

      This team is starting to resemble the Giambi, Sheffield, Matsui, ARod teams that did nothing in the mid 2000s. HRs or bust.

      Because of the pitching. You left that out, but I guess it would ruin your narrative.

      • TSJC Troll Doppleganger

        I was talking about their HR mentality – those teams relied too much on the long ball, too.

        The pitching hasn’t been too bad this season – sans Soriano.

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

          HR = best possible thing that can happen in an at-bat. Hitting too many isn’t a bad thing, it’s the best possible thing.

          • Xstar7

            Hitting too many isn’t the problem. Relying on them is.

            • TSJC Troll Doppleganger

              Ding, ding, ding. Someone gets me.

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

                The problem is that you’re assuming they do nothing but swing for the fences on every pitch.

                • Xstar7

                  Well that’s not true at all. But after a game where we left 11 men on base it’s easy to think so.

                  • Esteban

                    Only if you ascribe that ‘failure’ to trying to hit homeruns, and give no credit to good pitching or fielding or bad luck or the fact that nobody can get a hit whenever they want.

                    • Xstar7

                      Yeah you’re right. But having the bases loaded with less than two outs and not scoring a single run either time is a failure nonetheless. Also if you watch Jeter’s at bat with the bases loaded in the eighth, he was definitely trying to jack one.

            • Esteban

              Who says they’re relying on them? What does that even mean?

              • Xstar7

                Eh, It seems when they don’t hit home runs they can’t score in general.

                • Pasqua

                  Operative word in that sentence: “seems.” Have the Yankees scored a ton of runs via the HR so far? Yes. And that’s good. Because HR’s produce lots of runs. But the pace will likely slow and, at some point, people will be bitching that A-Rod, or Cano, or Granderson, failed to hit one out when the team “really needed them to.”

            • Pasqua

              Can I ask, seriously, what does that mean? How do you “rely” on a homerun? Can A-Rod and Cano NOT physically single? Do you thnk hitters can will themselves to single or double at any moment but choose not to?

              • Esteban

                Yes, that’s what they think. Every time a hitter makes an out, it was because they were trying to hit a HR or lack fundamentals. It’s not logical, but people like FTLT will continue to believe it.

              • Xstar7

                The Yankees as a team in general do not play small-ball. Their offense is built on walks, and XBH (home runs in particular.) And when they can’t do these things they’re offense can’t put up the numbers they need to win on a regular basis. But don’t take this too seriously. It’s all anecdotal eyewitness garbage as TSJC once put it.

                • Esteban

                  And they score the most runs in the league every year! How is how they’ve developed the team a bad thing?

                  • Xstar7

                    It’s not a bad thing. Most of the time they’re successful. But today was a disaster.

                    • Esteban

                      It happens. That’s baseball. That’s sports.

                • Pasqua

                  The Yankees are constantly at or near the top in runs scored. They score a shitload of runs. That they don’t always score them when you or I would LIKE does not invalidate that amount that they score, so let’s stop pretending that, because they don’t sacrifice bunt a whole bunch, they are somehow damaging their chances of winning.

                  • Xstar7

                    See: reply to esteban’s reply above.

                    • Pasqua

                      Right. That’s fine. Tonight sucked, unfortunately. But because tonight sucked, it doesn’t mean a) that the Yankees approach at the plate is “wrong;” or b) that they’re only “relying” on homeruns.

                    • Xstar7

                      Hey, TSJC Troll Doppleganger is the one who instigated this conversation. Not me.

                    • Pasqua

                      Fair enought. And I’m not trying to pin it on you. But, you did make the “relying” on homeruns comment, which is the basis for a lot of my response.

        • Pasqua

          You were talking about the homerun mentality but implying that it was the reason for the failures when pitching had a TON to do with it. (I sat in the bleachers for a playoff game against the Angels and watched Aaron Small and Al Leiter try to hold down the fort for crying out loud!)

          If the pitching hasn’t been that bad this year, as you say, that would suggest to me a good chance at a different (and better) outcome than the mid-2000’s.

    • Esteban

      The Yankees should be trying to hit… Texas league singles?

      • TSJC Troll Doppleganger

        I’d love to see the occasional single with RISP – it’s either feast with the long ball or famine with this team.

      • First time lawng time

        Singles would have driven in those runs with the bases loaded…

        • Esteban

          You have NO idea what each Yankee player was thinking during their ABs.

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

          So would have wild pitches. And walks. And hit by pitches. And homers. And balks. And even double plays on some occasions.

          • First time lawng time

            What? The guy I responded to implied that he didn’t think too highly of singles. I then responded by saying they would have been useful because they would have scored runs. I was strictly referring to singles and did not make any mention, either Positive or negative, to the items you listed. What was the purpose of your response?

            • Esteban

              Do you know what a Texas league single is?
              Here, I’ll save you the LMGTFY and just cite from Wiki:

              Texas Leaguer

              A Texas Leaguer (or Texas League single) is a weakly hit fly ball that drops in for a single between an infielder and an outfielder. These are now more commonly referred to as flares, bloopers or “bloop single.” See blooper.
              The term originated when Ollie Pickering, a popular Texas League player, made his major league debut and proceeded to run off a string of seven straight bloop hits, to which the game announcers stated, “Well, there goes Pickering with another one of those “Texas Leaguers”

              So I repeat, the Yankees should be trying to hit Texas Leaguers?

              • First time lawng time

                IDK if it gets the run in sure. The goal should always be to score runs; if that’s what it takes, go for it.

                • Esteban

                  No. No. No. Players are never trying to hit bloopers.

                • Pat D

                  There is a difference between the process and the result.

                  The process is always to try to score the run. The result may not always be so.

                  But if the result is that the run is not scored, it is completely wrong to assume that their process was simply to try and hit a home run or to not try to score the run.

                  • Esteban

                    Forget it, FTLT doesn’t respond to logic and lacks a basic understanding of how baseball works and how baseball players go about their business.

                    • First time lawng time

                      Just because you disagree with me doesn’t make me wrong.
                      I prefer results over process . That’s got nothing to do with logic or understanding; that’s who I am.

                      Saying I don’t respond to logic and that I lack an understanding of baseball is kinda rude and uncalled for.

        • Pasqua

          Ah, yes. I forgot. Singles are givens in an at-bat, and all a player has to do is decide to single and he shall do so. Homeruns, meanwhile? Only selfish pricks hit homeruns.

          • First time lawng time

            I never said any of that, but let’s misinterpret the comments to cause a reaction.

            • Pasqua

              Nope. Sorry. Now you’re just getting defensive. The comment says, “Singles would have driven those runs in…,” which implies that they somehow chose NOT to hit singles, which is just (of course) ridiculous. Yes, singles would have done the job, but so would a homerun, and in order to do either, you need to do something with the right pitch. They didn’t. It happens.

    • First time lawng time

      “RBIs are a terrible a stat!!! Sac flies are soooooo useless!”
      —Typical RAB motto

      • Esteban

        You’re so dull and have little idea of what you’re talking. You deserve the shit people give you.

      • Pat D

        Yea, you see it’s comments like this that make you stand out as excessively negative.

        RBI’s are fairly useless, because they don’t tell you anything about how many runs are actually being scored. I can’t say I’ve even seen anyone say sac flies are useless. Feel free to prove me wrong.

        But you know what’s better than sac flies? Anything that doesn’t create an out!

        • Esteban

          No RBIs are dumb as an individual stat, that’s where the stat is criticized. As a team stat- you have runs scored. so you don’t need RBIs, but who the hell cares how those runs are distributed amongst the players as long as they’re scoring runs?

          • Pat D

            This is pretty much what I meant.

            I’m not someone who likes to totally discard RBI just because I grew up with baseball cards and it was oh so important back then.

            I do understand they don’t tell us anything.

        • First time lawng time

          Not if it doesn’t drive in a run…

          • Pat D

            I’m beginning to wonder if you have understood what I’ve said or if you’re just ignoring it.

            Or if you even understand the rules of baseball.

            • First time lawng time

              I understand the point of baseball…score runs. If a sac fly scores a run you did well.

              • Pat D

                Yea, and so do singles, doubles, triples or home runs in that same situation. As does a walk or HBP if the bases are loaded.

                So do you see why I say those non-out occurring situations are preferable to a sac fly?

                • First time lawng time

                  OBviously they are. When I read your comment I took it to mean hits of any form are always better than sac flies regardless of whether they drive in a run. My point was sac flies would be better because they score a run (as opposed to say, a leadoff triple that gets stranded). Obviously the outcome that generates the most runs and fewest outs is thr best scenario.

                  That’s my bad for misinterpretting your comment.

                  • Pat D

                    OK, glad we’re on the same page then.

                    I still think that in general hits are better than outs, no matter the circumstance, but it really depends on the situation of course.

              • Pasqua

                You did well in that you drove in a run; however you did not optimize your at-bat. A homrerun optimizes your at-bat as it produces the most possible runs.

  • Xstar7

    Garcia didn’t deserve that loss. Games like this make me thankful there is almost always a game tomorrow

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

      Garcia didn’t deserve that loss.

      Yes he did, he was awful. The only reason he didn’t give up more is because Juan Rivera swung at pitch after pitch in the dirt to end two innings/rallies.

      • Xstar7

        Juan Rivera bailed him out yes, but those are the kind of things it takes to get out of multiple jams. And Robertson’s errant throw to Cano led to 2 runs which was the difference in this game.

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

    The home-run reliance narrative is poorly constructed. It has validity (minimal, IMO), but these idiots aren’t getting to the heart of the argument.

  • tom

    Okay, feel free to label this the pie-in-sky view, but….

    A team with a tremendous on-base percentage (i.e., the Yankees) is going to once in a while give you a hugely frustrating game, because the right person or persons doesn’t come through at the key moment. Would you really prefer a team that didn’t give you that hope, even if, like tonight, it’s in vain?

    I mean, honestly: most teams whose starter had practically nothing and whose first-reliever-out-of-the-box stunk out the joint, up against an opposition starter who allowed two runs in six innings, would have been prostrate before the seventh inning stretch. As maddening as it is to see great opportunities go by, they’r3 opportunities only a very good team can provide.

  • TSJC Troll Doppleganger

    To go back to my original post about this Yankee team resembling the mid-2000s Yankee teams (hitting-wise only):

    Those teams could mash the ball and score at will, and this season, to date, so has this Yankee team. My concern is that those teams were exposed in the playoffs by better pitchers who kept the ball in the yard and they didn’t “manufacture” runs.

    There seems to be negative opinions about the sacrifice fly on this website. Hey, I love the long ball as much as the next guy, but it’s not going to happen every time. 1 sac fly or slow ground ball with the bases loaded in the 5th and in the 8th and we may still be playing this game. What was so frustrating tonight was watching Teixeira not wait for his pitch in the 5th and swing at the 1st pitch and hit that soft pop up to Escobar. And I don’t think the Yanks are trying to hit HRs every at bat, but it sure looked like Jeter was trying to go yard in the 8th inning. He was swinging out of his shoes.

    • Xstar7

      This is all true. But you’re beating a dead horse. (love using that expression)