Apr
13

Game Ten: Finally

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(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Sunday. That’s the last time the Yankees played a game, and since today is already Wednesday, the layoff is the equivalent of a baseball eternity. But a little extra time off never hurt anyone, so hopefully the team is well rested and A-Rod is feeling better after his bout with the flu. Here’s the lineup…

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

This one starts at 7:05pm ET and can be seen on YES. Sorry to everyone who was looking forward to the My9 broadcast last night. Enjoy the game.

Rotation Update: The Yankees aren’t skipping anyone in the rotation, they’re just going to push everyone back following yesterday’s rain out. Phil Hughes goes tomorrow, Ivan Nova on Friday, Freddy Garcia on Saturday, and CC Sabathia on Sunday.

Categories : Game Threads

504 Comments»

  1. squishy jello person says:

    Freddy Garcia against Texas could be fun(ny).

    In a weird, masochistic sort of way.

  2. asdf says:

    will jeter hit a ball past the infield?

  3. Will this be the night Derek and/or Jorge figure out how to be good at baseball again?

  4. Dice-Klay says:

    Is that Jenn Sterger in the photo at the top of the this post?

  5. Dice-Klay says:

    freak’n Red Sox canceled today’s game even though it’s only sprinkling and then announced they’re pushing Lackey back a full 10 days (ouch!).

    talk about a siege mentality.

  6. CS Yankee says:

    I know they don’t want Freddy to feel like the bastard child of the rotation, but using CC once a week is not good.

    Having Garcia follow Hughes & Nova could be brutal on our RP, having CC on Saturday would still give him a break (six days rest) and likely help our MRP’s.

  7. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Had a debate with my friend. If we could all the Yankee greats, put them on one team and place every other great on another, I think the Yankees could be better. So here are the teams we made.

    C- Yogi Berra
    1B- Lou Gehrig
    2B- Robinson Cano
    3B- Alex Rodriguez
    SS- Derek jeter
    LF- Babe Ruth
    CF- Joe DiMaggio
    RF- Mickey Mantle
    DH- Jason Giambi

    Bench: Bill Dickey, Mark Teixeira, Roger Maris, Phil Rizzuto

    SP: Whitey Ford
    SP: Ron Guidry
    SP: CC Sabathia
    SP: Mike Mussina
    SP: Andy Pettitte
    RP: Goose Gossage
    RP: Sparky Lyle
    RP: Dave Righetti
    Closer: God

    VS

    C: Johnny Bench
    1B- Albert Pujols
    2B- Roger hornsby
    3B- Chipper Jones
    SS- Honus Wagner
    LF- Ted Williams
    CF- Willie Mays
    RF- Barry bonds
    DH- Frank Thomas

    Bench: Ty Cobb, Joe Morgan, Hanley Ramirez, Joe Mauer

    SP: Greg Maddux
    SP: Randy Johnson
    SP: Pedro Martinez
    SP: Roger Clemens
    SP: John Smoltz
    RP: Trevor Hoffmann
    RP: Hoyt Wilhelm
    RP: Dennis Eckersley
    Closer: Billy Wagner

    I honestly think the Yankee lineup is better than the other greats lineup. Cano in his prime is the “worst” hitter on the team by a damn longshot. Now the Yanks would get absolutely bitch slapped when comparing pitching. And it’s interesting that most of the best MLB pitchers ever come from the 90′s and early 200′s. Like wow.

  8. Huh? says:

    I didn’t know you could get a case of the flue. How do you catch that?

    I know there are cases of the flu, short for influenza, but didn’t know there was anything like a waterway disease you could catch.

  9. Yankeefan91 Arod Fan says:

    Wow that attendace is pathetic wow.

  10. Cy Pettitte says:

    I’ve never been so happy to see Kay/Leiter, saturday/sunday was brutal

  11. jorge brosada says:

    why is the game blacked out on mlbtv??

  12. JerseyDutch says:

    Stadium is so empty you can hear the ump’s calls.

  13. Cy Pettitte says:

    I like 3 pitch AJ

  14. Pinky says:

    WTF a wild pitch already?? Can we get Posada back there please?? At least he can hit

  15. Mike Axisa says:

    Well played, Teixeira.

  16. Esteban says:

    Huzzah Marky Mark

  17. NC Yankee Fan says:

    Now my all time Yankees team
    C Berra
    1B Gehrig
    2B Joe Gordon
    SS Derek Jeter
    3B Alex Rodriguez
    LF Roger Maris
    CF Joe Dimaggio
    RF Mickey Mantle
    DH Babe Ruth
    SP Red Ruffing
    SP Whitey Ford
    SP Ron Guidry
    SP Lefty Gomez
    SP C.C. Sabathia
    LRP Andy Pettite
    LRP Allie Reynolds
    MRP Dave Righetti
    MRP Sparky Lyle
    SU Catfish Hunter
    SU Goose Gossage
    CP Mariano Rivera
    Bench: Reggie Jackson, Graig Nettles, Bill Dickey, Robbie Cano

  18. Mike Axisa says:

    Ain’t no thing, A.J. got that.

  19. JerseyDutch says:

    Nice bit of Houdini’ing, AJ.

  20. Esteban says:

    Good job AJ, make Vlad get himself out.

  21. dkidd says:

    i’m “watching” on gameday

    how does aj look?

  22. Across the pond says:

    Vlad has just the nicest strikeout swing

  23. Esteban says:

    That’ll do Girtner.

  24. YanksFan in MA says:

    Kay calling for bunts already.

  25. JerseyDutch says:

    If Jeter bunts, I’ll plotz.

  26. Or maybe, Mike, Gardner doesn’t want to run willy nilly into outs.

  27. Esteban says:

    Great!

  28. cjc says:

    so that worked well nice throw

    • YanksFan in MA says:

      Would have preferred to see Gardner try and go two. At full speed there around first it probably would have taken a perfect throw to get him. And Luke Scott is not exactly Clemente out there.

      /hindsight 20/20

  29. JerseyDutch says:

    That’s one.

  30. YanksFan in MA says:

    A Jeterian hit. Niiiiiice

  31. jorge brosada says:

    Jeter hit a ball hard??

  32. Skip says:

    Is it me or has Tex closed up his stance a bit? Remember those adjustments he made last year, when it was wide open. It even looks changed from spring training…or I could be making it up.

  33. Chip says:

    Gardner get a bad jump or what?

  34. Josh says:

    Too bad that utility player Gardner got caught stealing…

  35. YanksFan in MA says:

    Love the hot shot up the middle call. Stern plays the “hot shit up the middle” clip all the time and I wait on pins and needles to hear him butcher it again.

  36. Matt says:

    Jeter now tied for 32nd all time with Jake Beckley for 32nd all time on the career hit list.

    • YanksFan in MA says:

      If he gets another hit to move up to 31 all time will be 31 all time on the career hit list?

      Sorry had to.

  37. Cy Pettitte says:

    short porch’d

  38. Urban says:

    Lovin’ the retro A-Rod.

  39. JerseyDutch says:

    Boom. Pow. A-Rod for president.

  40. Rob says:

    I love a-rod, short porch special

  41. Esteban says:

    At this point, I really wouldn’t be surprised by a MVP by ARod

  42. jorge brosada says:

    ALEX!

  43. Across the pond says:

    Sweeeeet.

  44. Dela G says:

    a-rod… yawning his way to the MVP

  45. IRF says:

    Does Tillman really look as bad as Gameday is suggesting?

  46. John says:

    As much as I hate that contract, watching A-Rod rewrite the record books is going to be so entertaining.

  47. Pinky says:

    Lets relax people, this is freaking Chris Tillman pitching. We saw how clueless everyone is against a good pitcher like Josh Beckett. Nothing to be gained here.

  48. jdp says:

    probably true
    but that don’t make it right with the baseball gods [ruth, maris, aaron]

  49. jdp says:

    shd have been a reply on the arod steroids vomment from jobawockeez
    us old guys aren’t so good at this

  50. Monteroisdinero says:

    AJ throwing a nice changeup so far. He won’t need his 55 foot curve much if he can throw the change for strikes.

  51. Chip says:

    Wow how many times did he throw a 3-2 change-up last year?

  52. Esteban says:

    Dat was nasty

  53. Cy Pettitte says:

    that was such a nasty curve

  54. Art Vandelay says:

    today in yankee history, micky mantle found out he was a father !

    http://thebestdamnsportssiteev.....il-12-1953

    nice way to find out eh? ha

  55. JobaWockeeZ says:

    I really hope AJ forgets every month except April exists.

  56. Mike Axisa says:

    Way too many pitches, A.J.

  57. Esteban says:

    Side note: You know your sport’s in a weak position when a playoff game is shown on MSG+

  58. Monteroisdinero says:

    Welcome to AJ world Russell.

  59. YanksFan in MA says:

    Damn that was a beautiful change

  60. Cy Pettitte says:

    filthy change, throw more of those

  61. Dela G says:

    i am loving this changeup

  62. Cy Pettitte says:

    good thing the pen is well rested, jeez

  63. IRF says:

    Maybe we’ll get to see Hector Noesi today!

  64. YankeesJunkie says:

    AJ making hard on himself. He needs to finish these hitters.

  65. Monteroisdinero says:

    Russell unveils the new orange nail polish for flashing the signs.

    /strange

  66. Chip says:

    Arg, come on AJ, don’t break down on us now. We might see a nice long Noesi audition today if AJ keeps this up

    • YankeesJunkie says:

      AJ’s stuff looks pretty solid today and that change/sinker combo has fooled the O’s a lot today. Sadly he has no command and that might prevent him from the win. At least after AJ there is good chance we will see the anti-AJ in Noesi.

  67. JerseyDutch says:

    I guess AJ’s strategy is to strand a man at third every inning…

  68. YankeesJunkie says:

    At least AJ has kept scoreless, hopefully he can get a quick couple innings here.

  69. Urban says:

    High pitch count, AJ. What’s he at through two?

  70. Xstar7 says:

    Way to get out of ANOTHER jam AJ.

  71. JobaWockeeZ says:

    That wasn’t a strike…

  72. IRF says:

    This ump is going to be an issue

  73. Monteroisdinero says:

    Martinisdinero???

  74. Urban says:

    Always nervous whenever a Yankee tries to outrun Nick Markakis’ arm. He’s nailed too many of our runners.

  75. Esteban says:

    Russell the Muscle is playing better because he’s not distracted by this anymore:
    http://www.playerwives.com/mlb.....-hervieux/

  76. Chip says:

    Bunt him to third so a wild pitch will score him!!! Small ball wins games!!!

  77. Xstar7 says:

    Martin is on fire

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

      It’ll be interesting seeing how Cash handles it when the deadline comes.

      Or it could completely suck.

      • Xstar7 says:

        I wouldn’t mind if the Yankees decided to trade neither. The way they’re playing the Yankees could have the best catching combination in the league. But pitching is a priority for the Yankees and chances are one of them is going to be part of a trade for what I hope is a front-line pitcher.

  78. YanksFan in MA says:

    Klaw said he hasn’t time Gardner in a while but said he thinks at best a 70 speed. Is he on crack?

  79. asdf says:

    umpire sucks!

  80. Guest says:

    Derek has…had some cheapies this year…

  81. Cy Pettitte says:

    lol Jeter being smiled upon by the BABIP gods

  82. Monteroisdinero says:

    The ground ball machine delivers!

  83. JobaWockeeZ says:

    I hope this aren’t the only hits Jeter’s gonna get. But I’ll take it.

  84. Urban says:

    Yup, once again, it’s sometimes better to be lucky than good.

  85. Erica says:

    SCHWEET!

  86. YanksFan in MA says:

    Line drive in the books baby.

    /butnotreally

  87. Esteban says:

    It looks like a line drive in the boxscore! But we know it wasn’t :(

  88. Xstar7 says:

    Classic Jeter.

  89. Chip says:

    I’ll take it

  90. Dela G says:

    jeterian

  91. Cy Pettitte says:

    Teix cured

  92. YanksFan in MA says:

    If I’m Tillman I want nothing to do with A-Rod right now. But I’d also be a major league pitcher. So that’d be cool.

  93. Esteban says:

    Jeez, that was 89 down the chute.

  94. Kostas says:

    Cracks me up. Last year people bitched when balls didn’t fall in for hits. This year, Jeter gets cheap hits and people bitch about his decline.

  95. VZ says:

    God I love playing Baltimore.

  96. JerseyDutch says:

    See, that’s nice. The fans are cheering “Let’s go Yankees!” If it was Boston and they were up 4-0, they’d be doing “Orioles suck!” about now.

  97. Chip says:

    Cano smash time

  98. Mike Axisa says:

    Boy do I love playing the Orioles.

  99. Cy Pettitte says:

    RBIs for Robbie

  100. Dela G says:

    that was too easy

  101. Monteroisdinero says:

    Tillman is Hughes (right now).

  102. Skip says:

    Too bad we can’t score runs without hitting HRs.

  103. Chip says:

    Ahh it’s good to be on top, loving the offense right now

  104. Cuso says:

    looks like AJ is gonna be the 2011 version of Hughes with the run support

  105. Esteban says:

    WTF was that Papelbon in that commercial? Gross, get it away

  106. YankeesJunkie says:

    O’s young pitching I heard is pretty fantastic guys.

    /hour late to the game

  107. Corporate Scum says:

    Can we please face Tillman 152 more times this year please? Is that too much to ask?

  108. Mike Axisa says:

    So I guess Jakubauskas won’t be starting tomorrow.

  109. Chip says:

    The Orioles must be getting desperate and letting fans pitch. No way is a guy with the last name Jakubauskas a pitcher

  110. dkidd says:

    might we see noesi tonight?

  111. Esteban says:

    Holy shit, nice catch

  112. JerseyDutch says:

    Good catch. I’ll give him that.

  113. asdf says:

    what a play

  114. Monteroisdinero says:

    Top 10 ESPN.

  115. nsalem says:

    Good thing Johnny Damon couldn’t catch that one.

  116. Ben from Stanford says:

    Sick catch. Was he blowing a bubble with his gum as he dove?

  117. jdp says:

    so 4 1/2 ahead of the red sux after this
    amybody expect that?

  118. Monteroisdinero says:

    Hopefully AJ can keep his pitch count low enough to get through 5 and get a win. After that, let’s see Noesi.

  119. Urban says:

    Is it really only the top of the third?

  120. JerseyDutch says:

    There you go. Six pitches. Zing!

  121. David N says:

    A much needed quick inning for AJ.

  122. Chip says:

    Wow, that’s exactly the inning AJ needed

  123. YanksFan in MA says:

    Niiice. Should easily get through 5+ now. Like to see AJ finish 6, and then turn it over to Noesi for 3 if he can get it done. Might as well not waste any of the RoJoSoMo quartet

  124. JerseyDutch says:

    Grandy needs a hit.

  125. Monteroisdinero says:

    So with Noesi it’s:

    NoLoRoJoSoMo?

  126. Stratman9652 says:

    Wait, Martin at the plate and I hear a Hip Hip Jorge chant?

  127. JerseyDutch says:

    How many strikes does Gardner watch go by per game? I’m guessing about 10.

  128. JobaWockeeZ says:

    DOTF spoilers…ignore if you want.

    Daivd Phelps final line: 5 2/3 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 3 Er, 2 BB, 5 K.

  129. Mike Axisa says:

    Trivia has to be Jimmy Key, no?

  130. Urban says:

    I’m thinking it was Melido Perez. Key joined in ’93.

  131. jdp says:

    not exactly murderer’s row in the middle of the Os line-up

  132. Esteban says:

    AJ’s got that swag

  133. Cy Pettitte says:

    1st/2nd innings – 53 pitches
    3rd/4th innings – 19 pitches

    nice

    • Skip says:

      Yeah 1st 2 innings he was missing spots badly…last inning he was throwing darts right to Russel’s glove. Martin didn’t even have to move for some of those FBs.

  134. Monteroisdinero says:

    Very encouraged by AJ in terms of pitch selection when behind or even in a count. The changeup baby!

  135. AndrewYF says:

    Is AJ finally starting to become a legitimate 3-pitch pitcher?

    • Monteroisdinero says:

      Rothschild said ” Enough of this BS AJ. Suck it up and throw the changeup against the O’s in April”.

  136. Dela G says:

    a-rod… machine

  137. Cy Pettitte says:

    Alex doing his best Jeter impression

  138. JerseyDutch says:

    A-Rod with the swinging bunt.

  139. YanksFan in MA says:

    Jeter and A-Rod the cagey old vets stealing base hits tonight. Its that baseball IQ baby.

  140. Xstar7 says:

    Nice cheapie for A-Rod.

  141. jdp says:

    “watching” on gameday
    is this Os pitcher a real person or a Lewis Carroll character?

  142. Pat D says:

    Just got back from a long lunch. Glad to see the game is in order.

  143. Urban says:

    Dark Shadows, being remade by Tim Burton.

  144. YanksFan in MA says:

    In the Callis chat today someone from Baltimore said it would make too much not to trade Arrieta for Montero and that both sides should do it. HA HA HA

  145. CG says:

    Get off my mound

  146. jdp says:

    another HR for Tulowitzki
    how long is his contract?

  147. Chip says:

    I’m going to be quite amused if AJ makes it through 7

  148. Esteban says:

    A Jobalushi sighting.

  149. Cy Pettitte says:

    that strike out was pure filth

  150. jorge brosada says:

    I have a good feeling about AJ this year. Then again he did have a really good April last year…

    • Chip says:

      He had a mirage April last year with an insane ground ball rate, low strikeouts, and tons of walks. He’s getting strikeouts and limiting walks this April which is much more important

  151. Pat D says:

    Josh Johnson with a no-no through 6.

  152. Monteroisdinero says:

    So Yanks do not allow long hair or facial hair but CC/AJ/Joba sure do have alot of ink on.

  153. JerseyDutch says:

    Niiiiice!

  154. Cy Pettitte says:

    oh thank god, #cured

  155. Pat D says:

    So all Jorge can do is hit homeruns, I guess.

    • Urban says:

      He’s kind of the opposite of Jeter, who seems to get nothing but infield singles, while Posada seems to only get hits that leave the park.

  156. Monteroisdinero says:

    Jorge-don’t let the gray hair fool ya!

  157. YankeesJunkie says:

    Hip Hip, Jorge!

  158. Chip says:

    Posada going all in on the slugging percentage

  159. Esteban says:

    Jorge is either homerun or out. #Two true outcomes

  160. Monteroisdinero says:

    20 HR’s for Yanks to lead league.

    21 HR’s given up by Sux to lead the league.

    /all is well

  161. Xstar7 says:

    I’m really going to miss Jorge when he’s gone.

  162. Chip says:

    And you know what, turns out AJ has a three hit shutout going on. Whodathunkit?

  163. king of fruitless hypotheticals says:

    …i’m having a discussion with a guy who’s making the claims:
    a) bonds didn’t take steroids
    b) even if he had, they wouldn’t help in baseball anyway.

    so here’s what i need:
    c) why am i still talking to this guy?

    • YanksFan in MA says:

      Steroids help. Love the we’ll never know for sure argument. Ok, so just because we can’t replicate the conditions of a non-steroid and steroid season and hold all other variables constant we can’t extrapolate some reasonable conclusions from the available information. Bonds was one of the best players of all time if he retired in 1998. Steroids sure wouldn’t have helped him have hand/eye cordination to hit a ball. Nature took care of that. But it almost certainly did help him do it a lot better. That being said he’s still a top 10 player of all time and deserves to be in the Hall.

      Okay rant over.

  164. Chip says:

    Noesi for the three inning save? That’d be cool

  165. Esteban says:

    Yes Modern Family is back. Sofia Vergara, I love you.

  166. JerseyDutch says:

    Is AJ officially back to pimp form?

  167. Cy Pettitte says:

    forget good AJ, this is like Cy AJ

  168. Urban says:

    CC just tossed 125 pitches the other day. Josh Johnson can toss 130 pitches.

  169. JerseyDutch says:

    Yay, Brett looks at strike three… again.

  170. Greg says:

    Jeter looks like he’s back on form a bit. Too bad the guy behind him still isnt

  171. jdp says:

    I’m serious about Andruw.
    I might be crazy, but I’m serious.

  172. Mike Axisa says:

    Just to mention it: Alex won that NBA2K12 contest, so thanks to everyone who clicked the link and voted as we incessantly pimped it over the weekend.

  173. jorge brosada says:

    I’m watching gameday, was that last double grandy’s fault or on AJ?

  174. China Joe says:

    I just saw an article on yankees.com: “Yankees looking to expand Colon’s role.”

    Girardi: “Hey Bartolo, we got a new role for you.”
    Colon: “…does it have jelly?”

  175. Esteban says:

    PANIC!!

  176. Monteroisdinero says:

    What happened to AJ’s 2-0 changeup?

    /kidding

  177. jorge brosada says:

    damn, I wanted AJ to throw 7 scoreless. How has Martin looked behind the plate btw?

  178. S says:

    AJ’s tired, take em out Joe, he did good

  179. Monteroisdinero says:

    DRob and the 7 foot extension!

  180. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Why are we pushing AJ with a fully rested bullpen?

  181. Cy Pettitte says:

    errrrrrr……..

  182. Urban says:

    I’m thinking it’s time for a new pitcher. Just a thought.

  183. asdf says:

    good job girardi

  184. Jake Jarmel says:

    They left AJ in too long. Get Joba, Soriano, and Mo warmed up.

  185. Greg says:

    Blame Robertson for not warming up quicker

  186. Guest says:

    Sigh. Was that really necessary? He was at 109 pitches. Cold night in April. Take him out, just take him out.

  187. JerseyDutch says:

    Bring in dah Joba…

  188. Dela G says:

    yeesh

  189. Greg says:

    I also think that Girardi was playing the scoreboard. If it were 3-0 going into the inning, he would have a much tighter leash

  190. jorge brosada says:

    Alright, get AJ out. Damn that last inning really inflated his ERA on what was a really good effort.

  191. YankeesJunkie says:

    What a shame the numbers won’t reflect how well Burnett did in the first six innings and show how poorly he did in the last one. Still a solid start for Burnett IMO.

    • Stratman9652 says:

      I was literally just about to post the exact same thing. Anyone looking at the stat line tommorow will just look at it and say “same old AJ”. Very good start for AJ, just got left in too long.

  192. Loturn says:

    Went from a good outing to a meh one.

    • S says:

      Still a really good outing, can’t fault AJ for getting tired at 110+ pitches he shouldn’t have come out after the 6th, should have made use of Noesi for mop up

    • Greg says:

      Boston would have taken that kind of performance any day of the week

  193. Sean C says:

    I can’t help but think that Girardi left him in on purpose so they could go Joba Soriano Mariano.

    /not really.

  194. king of fruitless hypotheticals says:

    oh, please let Joe have a page missing from his binder and let Joba get the save…

  195. JDDZip says:

    You cant blame the manager, he was breezing through and even after Wieters home run you couldnt have guessed Roberts was going to hit one with all his power…

    • Greg says:

      Thank you

    • S says:

      he was over 105 pitches when that homer came, AJ hasn’t thrown that many pitches this season (remember he was sick in his first start and only threw 87 in his first start due to illness and 99 in his next)

      The team was up 7-0 going into the 7th, Noesi could have come in to do mop up work. It was not smart for Girardi to send him back out when the game was basically over.

      • Urban says:

        Meh. Part of the job of the manager is to keep stetching the starter out. He was under 100 pitches. It was a good idea to have him go into the 7th and get up to the 105-110 range so he can actually go that far in a game without getting tired when we’ll really need it.

        • S says:

          he was at 97 coming into the 7th, then after the walk he was at 105, then after the homer he was at 109 then after the 2nd homer he was at 112.

          he you needed him to throw 105 pitches, he should have been taken out after the walk

  196. First time lawng time says:

    In all seriousness I think AJ had a nice game…prob wouldn’t have pitchedthe 7th if we weren’t up 7-0

  197. JerseyDutch says:

    Punch it, baby.

  198. Monteroisdinero says:

    markakis pulling a gardy. Get rid of him.

  199. YankeesJunkie says:

    D-Rob shutdown the O’s fairly easily. Time for the Yanks to tack on a couple more runs and give SoMo the rest of the day off.

  200. Chip says:

    Good thing is the Orioles can only score runs via the homerun so they don’t really count

  201. China Joe says:

    Jesus didn’t even get an XBH tonight…quick, trade him for Arrieta!

  202. YanksFan in MA says:

    Ice cream cone? Come on Kay.

  203. China Joe says:

    I just realized…AJ’s a genius! He had a shutout going, but Soriano needed work, and he can’t protect a lead of more than 3 runs…hence the two homers.

  204. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Oh SHIT ON. Kay got owned.

  205. Esteban says:

    The Yankees need start doing this yesterday. Cowboy Monkey Rodeo
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....dded#at=32

  206. Cy Pettitte says:

    announced attendance 42,171

    loooooooooool

  207. Pat D says:

    I guess I still feel good about AJ’s start.

    I mean, I didn’t see one pitch, I’m just going off all of you.

  208. Total Dominication says:

    I put in Posada as my DH following his multiple HR game. Nice to actually get something in return now.

  209. radnom says:

    Working late (not that late, I’m 3 hours behind), so I’ve only been checking the box score.

    What the hell happened to AJ? Just got tired or did the wheels fall off?

    Pretty encouraging if its the former.

  210. First time lawng time says:

    Anyone else fell bad for Aj sorts? He pitched so well until the 7th and then he looked mad at himself..,I just don’t want it to screw up his confidence (not saying he’s a headcase just that he has admitteed to confidence issues)..it also screws up his stats and makes him look less good

  211. Total Dominication says:

    Was that a bunt Russell?

  212. JerseyDutch says:

    Please. Stop. Bunting.

  213. jorge brosada says:

    Ack, Martin has been awesome but it would be nice to tack on an insurance run

  214. Chip says:

    Actually, I’m not even upset he tried to bunt there, I’m fine playing for one run when they only have three outs left and we’re up. Gardner would have gotten it down, he’s much more gritty

  215. Monteroisdinero says:

    Gardner swings at a 2-0 pitch! and a 2-1 pitch! and a 2-2 pitch!

    /better since they were all strikes

  216. Engelbert says:

    What the hell is this “nasty factor” thing on Gameday, and why is it consistently rating Mo’s cutter under 400?

  217. john titor says:

    yankees won

  218. Cy Pettitte says:

    we finally get the story behind Mo’s high socks

  219. Monteroisdinero says:

    Mariano has asked the outfielders to play more shallow this year. No cheap hits from sawed-off bats.

  220. JerseyDutch says:

    Good game, Yankees.

  221. Esteban says:

    Tied for first!

  222. jdp says:

    Sprinkles on top of the sundae:
    Rockies 5, Debts 4

  223. Urban says:

    The Exorcist takes over the Yankee booth?

  224. jorge brosada says:

    A Mariano strike out to end the game, love it

  225. Stratman9652 says:

    Is the audio guy drunk or something?

  226. Corporate Scum says:

    YES audio taken over by robots?

  227. Dr. O says:

    Glad YES finally took my advice and hired Soundwave to do postgame.

  228. JerseyDutch says:

    4 1/2 games ahead of the 2011 World Series champions… sweeeeeet!!!

  229. Xstar7 says:

    All is right in Yankeeland.

  230. Justin says:

    Tomorrows stat line wont be as pretty as it should be for AJ but we know he had a solid 6 innings. It just so happens that he hung two horrible curve balls to two lefty’s.

    • Monteroisdinero says:

      It was a fastball to Weiters. The curve to Roberts was not a hanger-it was middle/low and Roberts put a good uppercut on it.

  231. goterpsgo says:

    I’m watching the postgame on MASN and it sounds like they won the game! Excuse me guys – they’re STILL THE ORIOLES!!!

  232. A-Rod's Wingman says:

    Over all a pretty good game, sure there were some downsides but as usual here’s my take on tonight’s action

    Postitives: FIRST PLACE BITCHES!!!!!!!! Alex, Derek, and Posada got going it was nice to see Posada get that mile stone and pass Scooter, Jorge’s kind of a dick and is prone to do some dumb shit behind the plate but I’ve always loved the guy. Robbie was Robbie, Martin had a good day despite the GIDP, Teixeira’s looking better and the bullpen was lights out.

    Negatives: AJ kinda blew up in the seventh inning, Matt Weiters is going to take you deep occasionally because he’s Matt Fucking Weiters…but after that he kind of lost it. He threw a few wild pitches, but that was about as encouraging as a shit start will get. Gardner, my god…he looks lost at the plate, the one time he reaches base he gets caught stealing. I was worried about him coming into the year worried that because of his absolutely anemic power that pitchers would eventually start throwing him meat and dare him to do something with it. There’s about 150 games left so he has plenty of time to improve, but this is not encouraging.

  233. Rob says:

    Ian Kennedy is getting smoked, berkman just hit a grand slam off him, the dbacks are down 9-0 in the 3rd, and kennedy has a red beard

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