Game Ten: Finally

The 2011 RAB Pledge Drive
Flores stars in Charleston win
(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.

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The 2011 RAB Pledge Drive
Flores stars in Charleston win
  • squishy jello person

    Freddy Garcia against Texas could be fun(ny).

    In a weird, masochistic sort of way.

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

      I’m invoking the YCPB clause here: 6 shutout innings from Garcia.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      That’s going to be brutal. Even without Hamilton.

  • asdf

    will jeter hit a ball past the infield?

    • Monteroisdinero

      Derek 4-3ter will try to bust a ball up and over the new “Jeter shift” of 5 infielders and 2 outfielders.

    • JerseyDutch

      Yes. Three outfield hits tonight. Book it.

    • Dice-Klay

      Boston game was called due to lack of environmental grit.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

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

    • Monteroisdinero

      baseball players not on steroids tend to age rapidly as 36/7 year old SS’s and 39/40 year old catchers.

      But this night may be the night they figure out the aging process!

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        (fighting the urge to respond by saying something about what baseball players not able to hit well in AAA tend to do in the minors)

        • bexy on another computer

          Even our best OF?!?!?!!!

          • Monteroisdinero

            our best DEFENSIVE OFer. I stand by all my misstatements.

            /Dan Quayle

  • Dice-Klay

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

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      No, that’s a couple of black guys standing in the rain.

  • Dice-Klay

    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.

    • bexy on another computer

      I can’t get mad considering the Yankees postponed a game when it wasn’t even drizzling, and the Freddy Garcia Era was scheduled to begin. Hey, they even canceled it early so no one went and wasted their money or whatever.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        I’m just glad that the pitcher *we* keep bumping back and attempting to avoid ever using wasn’t signed to a 5 year, 82M deal last winter.

        • king of fruitless hypotheticals

          ^^^that.

    • YankeesJunkie

      I though Lackey was apart of the 18 aces of the Red Sox. On a serious note though this guy is still probably a solid #2/3 rotation and probably is not the one that should be pushed back too often.

      • bexy on another computer

        I don’t think Lackey will be a #2 ever again. But I agree Dice-K is a bigger issue.

  • CS Yankee

    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.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    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.

    • CS Yankee

      Put Babe as the starter & DH…not outfield.

      BTW, Wagner would not close above Eck or Hoff, your missing some great Yankee starters, our closer list must include Sparky Lyle (c75/76)

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        BTW, Wagner would not close above Eck or Hoff

        Meh, I’d pick Wagner over both of those guys. Dude’s pitching tripleslash E/F/x is 2.31/2.73/2.76. That’s hard to top. Hoffman is a bit overrated thanks to the excellent compiling of a flawed counting stat, and Wagner’s numbers are comparable to Eckersley’s but occured in a more offense-heavy era.

        Wagner >> Eckersley >>>>> Hoffman, IMO.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      SP: Whitey Ford
      SP: Ron Guidry
      SP: CC Sabathia
      SP: Mike Mussina
      SP: Andy Pettitte

      [snip]

      SP: Greg Maddux
      SP: Randy Johnson
      SP: Pedro Martinez
      SP: Roger Clemens
      SP: John Smoltz

      Those are not remotely the 5 best Yankee starters in history, nor are the second grouping the 5 best non-Yankee starters in history.

      • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

        Who would you choose for the Yankees side? I didn’t do the non Yankee side but I don’t think it’s that bad if you want to go with FG.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          Leaving out Lefty Gomez is a crime. He’s top three. I’d also put Ruffing in there and kick out Andy and Mussina.

          • CS Yankee

            Vic was clutch as well & if wins in a season are the standard Chesbro is the ho.

          • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

            I considered him but he over performed his ERA in a lot of his years. I guess you could use the alex gonzalez “different era” thing in this situation though…

            • bexy on another computer

              Over years, it might be more of a skill. Think Glavine.

              • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

                Heh I thought Glavine was pretty overrated too. But I think I’ll give the boot to Moose here.

                • bexy on another computer

                  I think he’s overrated but I think after as many innings as that guy pitched – it’s more of a skill than just blind luck.

      • DCBX

        I’d go:

        Yanks:

        Ford
        Guidry
        Ruffing
        Gomez
        Hoyt

        vs

        C. Young (duh!!!)
        G. Maddux
        W. Johnson
        R. Johnson
        Clemens

    • NC Yankee Fan

      What about Feller, Cy Young etc…???

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Walter Johnson
        Sandy Koufax
        Christy Mathewson
        Bob Gibson
        Steve Carlton
        Bob Feller
        Warren Spahn
        Satchel Paige
        Tom Seaver
        Jim Palmer
        Grover Cleveland Alexander
        etc.

        • IRF

          You forgot Lefty Grove

    • bexy on another computer

      Smoltz was a really good pitcher but not one of the top five non-Yankee pitchers of all time. No way.

      • CS Yankee

        to teh 8th!!!

      • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

        heh, Well we did this in class at first. My friend just chose 5 great but recent pitchers.

    • http://twitter.com/urbainshockcor Urban

      I’d put Reggie at DH above Giambi. He had a 148 OPS+ with the team, he could actually run, and if I remember correctly, he was pretty good in the big games. I might be wrong on that last part.

      I’ll have to take a look at the rest.

      • http://twitter.com/urbainshockcor Urban

        Also, I can’t put Cano above either Joe Gordon or Tony Lazzeri yet. He has a chance to be the Yankees all-time best second baseman, but he’s not there yet.

    • MannyGeee

      no love for Clemente? maybe not over Mays or Bonds, but surely the 4OF on that team

  • Huh?

    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.

    • Poopy Pants

      I had the flew once.

      • Poopy Pants

        Boo.

  • Yankeefan91 Arod Fan

    Wow that attendace is pathetic wow.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

    • bexy on another computer

      Me too, but not at all excited for the Buck Showalter lionizing.

    • JerseyDutch

      Word.

  • jorge brosada

    why is the game blacked out on mlbtv??

    • Esteban

      Are you in NY?

      • jorge brosada

        no i live in MD, the games on YES aren’t usually blacked out for me, i dont get it…

        • Cy Pettitte

          you’re local to Baltimore so it’s blacked out, you have to watch it on MASN

          • jorge brosada

            oh right, wasn’t thinking about that. thanks

        • Esteban

          That’s why. It’s probably on MASN(?).

  • JerseyDutch

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

    • Esteban

      I would NOT want to be at the game tonight in this weather.

  • Cy Pettitte

    I like 3 pitch AJ

  • Pinky

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

    • Esteban

      LOL?

    • Cy Pettitte

      you must be unaware of Russell’s muscle

    • JerseyDutch

      Jorge’s well known for his superior defense…

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

    Well played, Teixeira.

  • Esteban

    Huzzah Marky Mark

  • NC Yankee Fan

    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

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

      Roger Maris should not be starting.

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

        Actually, he probably shouldn’t be on the team. Replace him with Bernie.

        • NC Yankee Fan

          How about Winfield or Rickey

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

            Sure. All three are better than Maris.

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

    Ain’t no thing, A.J. got that.

  • JerseyDutch

    Nice bit of Houdini’ing, AJ.

  • Esteban

    Good job AJ, make Vlad get himself out.

  • dkidd

    i’m “watching” on gameday

    how does aj look?

    • dkidd

      gamecast, whatever

      • Esteban

        Ok, so far. Couple hard hit balls.

  • Across the pond

    Vlad has just the nicest strikeout swing

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

    Nice, Brett.

  • Esteban

    That’ll do Girtner.

  • YanksFan in MA

    Kay calling for bunts already.

  • JerseyDutch

    If Jeter bunts, I’ll plotz.

    • Cy Pettitte

      bunt > double play

      • JerseyDutch

        It’s all moot now.

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

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

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

    sadtrombone.com

  • Esteban

    Great!

  • cjc

    so that worked well nice throw

    • YanksFan in MA

      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

  • JerseyDutch

    That’s one.

  • YanksFan in MA

    A Jeterian hit. Niiiiiice

  • jorge brosada

    Jeter hit a ball hard??

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

      Not really, just well placed.

      • http://twitter.com/urbainshockcor Urban

        It’s better to be lucky than good…sometimes.

  • Skip

    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.

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

      I’ve noticed that too. He really opened up last June, seems like he just went back to his old stance.

  • Chip

    Gardner get a bad jump or what?

    • Cy Pettitte

      literally perfect throw by Wieters

      • Esteban

        figuratively perfect too!

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

      Yeah, just a perfect throw.

      • Chip

        Then I’m not too upset, can’t win them all

      • jdp

        not a big fan of trying to steal with no outs in the 1st unless facing Koufax

        • Esteban

          Really? With Gardner’s speed?

        • Chip

          He’s got the wheels and is like 80% successful. I’m happy with him going anytime he feels he can

        • Monteroisdinero

          a big fan when Jeter is batting. It all worked out for a change.

  • Josh

    Too bad that utility player Gardner got caught stealing…

  • YanksFan in MA

    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.

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

    Shadoosh.

  • Matt

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

    • YanksFan in MA

      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.

  • Cy Pettitte

    short porch’d

  • http://twitter.com/urbainshockcor Urban

    Lovin’ the retro A-Rod.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    An A-bomb!

  • JerseyDutch

    Boom. Pow. A-Rod for president.

  • Rob

    I love a-rod, short porch special

  • Esteban

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

  • jorge brosada

    ALEX!

  • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    We missed you.

  • Across the pond

    Sweeeeet.

  • Dela G

    a-rod… yawning his way to the MVP

  • IRF

    Does Tillman really look as bad as Gameday is suggesting?

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

      Worse.

    • Chip

      4 straight hits, that’s usually bad

  • John

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

    • jdp

      not for me
      steroids

      • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

        Just like 70 percent of anyone else at the time.

        • Poopy Pants

          Source?

        • Jose the Satirist

          Source?

          • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

            My bad I was just exaggerating.

            • Jose the Satirist

              Schilling once said he believed it was around 50%. Whatever the number is, I’m sure it is pretty high.

              • MannyGeee

                the only thing I take Schillings word on is crock pot recipies and how to write the shittiest blogs in the history of forever-dom.

                fat douche… (him, not you…)

            • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

              And since that happened I kinda have to ask now. Are we being alex gonzalezed again? Cause that would be kinda epic.

        • JerseyDutch

          Soup?

      • Esteban

        Yeah, I agree, he shouldn’t have stopped taking steroids.

    • Chip

      I’m the same way, I’ll worry about the contract when it’s a weight around the team’s neck. It’s more fun watching him eat popcorn and hit homers

  • Pinky

    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.

    • Esteban

      Again, LOL?

    • JerseyDutch

      I disagree. There’s one in the W column to be gained…

      • Poopy Pants

        But don’t forget that games in April don’t count.

        • Cy Pettitte

          1 April win = .6457694 September win

        • JerseyDutch

          I would never forget that.

    • Chip

      Dude, he throws a changeup. We suck against guys who throw changeups. Maybe it’s because he isn’t a lefty

      • http://twitter.com/urbainshockcor Urban

        You know I don’t have the stats in front of me (and I’m not sure I can even find them), but I also thought the Yankees had problems iwth change-ups, but the stats suggested differently. The Yankees actually hit change-ups better than average, including Mark Teixeira.

        • bexy on another computer

          Confirmation bias. It’s a helluva drug.

  • jdp

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

    • Esteban

      What if Maris or Aaron took amphetamines?

    • MannyGeee

      ruth did it on the power of hot dogs, whiskey, and whore mongering…

  • jdp

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

  • Monteroisdinero

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

  • Chip

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

  • Esteban

    Dat was nasty

  • Cy Pettitte

    that was such a nasty curve

  • Art Vandelay

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

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

    nice way to find out eh? ha

  • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    I really hope AJ forgets every month except April exists.

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

    Way too many pitches, A.J.

    • Esteban

      Yeah WTF! 48 pitches in the 2nd?

  • Esteban

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

  • Monteroisdinero

    Welcome to AJ world Russell.

  • YanksFan in MA

    Damn that was a beautiful change

  • Cy Pettitte

    filthy change, throw more of those

  • Dela G

    i am loving this changeup

  • Cy Pettitte

    good thing the pen is well rested, jeez

  • IRF

    Maybe we’ll get to see Hector Noesi today!

  • YankeesJunkie

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

  • Monteroisdinero

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

    /strange

    • http://twitter.com/urbainshockcor Urban

      Maybe it’s a lifestyle choice?

      • Monteroisdinero

        Probably :-)

    • Cy Pettitte

      might be hard to see white if it’s really foggy

      • MannyGeee

        might be hard to see white if it’s really foggy he’s white…

  • Chip

    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

      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.

  • JerseyDutch

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

  • YankeesJunkie

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

  • http://twitter.com/urbainshockcor Urban

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

    • Cuso

      53. oy

    • Chip

      53

      • http://twitter.com/urbainshockcor Urban

        Yeah, that’s not good. He won’t make it through five at that pace, yet strangly his pitches have had good bite.

  • Xstar7

    Way to get out of ANOTHER jam AJ.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    That wasn’t a strike…

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

    Thanks Ned.

  • IRF

    This ump is going to be an issue

  • Monteroisdinero

    Martinisdinero???

  • http://twitter.com/urbainshockcor Urban

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

  • Esteban

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

    • Chip

      “We practice a lot”

      O yeah, I’d practice on her day and night

      • Esteban

        Yeah, I’d definitely be distracted if she was my girlfriend too. Holy shit.

  • Chip

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

    • Esteban

      Not up 3 in the 2nd!!!

      That had the same effect anyway!!!

      • Chip

        SEEEEE!?!?!!? Small ball baby!!!! I don’t care if we’re down by 7, small ball wins games.

        Note: This is all purely sarcasm as everybody should know by now

  • Xstar7

    Martin is on fire

    • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

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

      Or it could completely suck.

      • Xstar7

        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.

  • YanksFan in MA

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

    • Esteban

      It’s not like 70 is slow. It’s a 20-80 scale, so 70 speed is really fast.

      • Chip

        The other night was it ESPN that clocked him at 3.90 from home to first? There’s maybe three other guys in the league that fast

        • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

          Let’s see, since that’s 90 feet it’s 30 yards. 80 speed should be like Chris Johnson speed which ran what a 4.24 in a 40 yard dash?

          Gardner is fast for baseball but 80 speed should be like the best in the world.

    • http://twitter.com/urbainshockcor Urban

      Meaning he’s at a 70 on the 20/80 scale? That’s very high.

    • Skip

      It’s because he can only be Gritty based on MSM stereotypes…

      Gardner is slow in the same way Cano is lazy. That way is bullsh*t.

  • asdf

    umpire sucks!

  • Guest

    Derek has…had some cheapies this year…

  • Cy Pettitte

    lol Jeter being smiled upon by the BABIP gods

    • Chip

      He’s been waiting for over a year for it to happen, now is as good a time as any

  • Monteroisdinero

    The ground ball machine delivers!

  • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

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

    • MannyGeee

      3000 of em, suck it

  • http://twitter.com/urbainshockcor Urban

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

  • Erica

    SCHWEET!

  • YanksFan in MA

    Line drive in the books baby.

    /butnotreally

  • Esteban

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

  • Xstar7

    Classic Jeter.

  • Chip

    I’ll take it

  • Dela G

    jeterian

  • Cy Pettitte

    Teix cured

    • Esteban

      It all took was facing Tillman

  • YanksFan in MA

    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.

  • Esteban

    Jeez, that was 89 down the chute.

  • Kostas

    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.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Maybe people just love to bitch.

  • VZ

    God I love playing Baltimore.

  • JerseyDutch

    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.

    • Esteban

      You try being from that racist inbred hellhole of a city. You’d be bitter too.

      /WentToCollegeinBoston

    • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      Not really.

      If it’s the Orioles, Mariner’s or the Expos they would still chant Yankees suck. If those tools say it at a Patriots game they’ll say it anywhere.

      • JerseyDutch

        What’s the psychological disorder where you’re obsessed with someone you profess to hate?

  • Chip

    Cano smash time

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

    Boy do I love playing the Orioles.

    • Chip

      But the fightin’ Showalters are gonna contend this year!

    • Corporate Scum

      Wait till they sweep the Red Sox….

  • Cy Pettitte

    RBIs for Robbie

  • Dela G

    that was too easy

  • Monteroisdinero

    Tillman is Hughes (right now).

  • Skip

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

  • Chip

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

  • Cuso

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

  • Esteban

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

    • JerseyDutch

      He almost looked human. Gasp!

  • YankeesJunkie

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

    /hour late to the game

    • Esteban

      BUCK SHOWALTER!

  • Corporate Scum

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

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

    So I guess Jakubauskas won’t be starting tomorrow.

    • Esteban

      Any idea who then?

      • AndrewYF

        The Yankees will lend them Phil Hughes and they’ll start…anyone else.

      • IRF

        Maybe Britton?

    • Cy Pettitte

      was he supposed to? ESPN said Arrieta for tomorrow when I checked earlier today

  • Chip

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

    • Dela G

      hahaha i remember that guy being on the mariners last year

  • dkidd

    might we see noesi tonight?

    • YankeesJunkie

      Posada just got robbed. Nothing going his way.

      • Monteroisdinero

        But he swung at ball 3 on a 2-0 count with the bases loaded. Rookie needs to learn plate discipline. C’mon Jorgie!

  • Esteban

    Holy shit, nice catch

  • JerseyDutch

    Good catch. I’ll give him that.

  • asdf

    what a play

  • Monteroisdinero

    Top 10 ESPN.

  • nsalem

    Good thing Johnny Damon couldn’t catch that one.

  • Ben from Stanford

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

  • jdp

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

    • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      Nope but I’m loving ever damn second of it.

  • Monteroisdinero

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

  • http://twitter.com/urbainshockcor Urban

    Is it really only the top of the third?

  • JerseyDutch

    There you go. Six pitches. Zing!

  • David N

    A much needed quick inning for AJ.

  • Chip

    Wow, that’s exactly the inning AJ needed

  • YanksFan in MA

    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

    • David N

      Wouldn’t hurt to see one or two of them get some work in, what with the extra off days and all.

  • JerseyDutch

    Grandy needs a hit.

  • Monteroisdinero

    So with Noesi it’s:

    NoLoRoJoSoMo?

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

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

  • JerseyDutch

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

    • jdp

      Maybe Andruw should play more often?

      • Monteroisdinero

        No.

    • Monteroisdinero

      This year he has been seeing alot more strikes. New scouting report but I still have confidence in Brett.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      As long as he gets on base at a good clip, like he did last year, I’m fine with it.

      Getting on first in 5 pitches >>>>>>>>>> getting on first in one pitch >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> not getting on first

      • jdp

        problem is he hasn’t gotten on much since last July

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          He was also hurt last July.

          • jdp

            still hurting now?

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

              It’s the tenth game of the year.

              • Esteban

                More than enough time to determine how successful a season is!!!

                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

                  Albert Pujols is trash. The Cardinals were right to lowball him this winter when he asked for an extension. Look at that batting average! Get that bum out of there as soon as possible.

                  Q.E.D.

                  • Esteban

                    I live and die with every AB. Figuratively, not literally, though.

                    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

                      I just died in your arms tonight, Esteban. Luckily, last night the D.J. saved my life.

              • jdp

                i understand that
                seriously wondering whether he’s still hurting

  • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    DOTF spoilers…ignore if you want.

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

    • Monteroisdinero

      better than last time. How is the offense doing?

      • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

        Montero 0-3 against Meijia.

        • Monteroisdinero

          :-(

          But there’s no I in Jesus Montero-sometimes the rest of the team is needed. Especially against the tough Buffalo Bisons of the NY Mets.

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

    Trivia has to be Jimmy Key, no?

    • Xstar7

      That was my guess.

    • YanksFan in MA

      Wasn’t he a Jay in 1992?

  • http://twitter.com/urbainshockcor Urban

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

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

      Ah right, I’m off by a year with Key.

      • http://twitter.com/urbainshockcor Urban

        I don’t know if Perez is the answer. I just picked him since he had a good year.

  • jdp

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

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Manslaughterer’s Row?

  • Esteban

    AJ’s got that swag

  • Cy Pettitte

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

    nice

    • Skip

      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.

  • Monteroisdinero

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

  • AndrewYF

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

    • Monteroisdinero

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

  • Dela G

    a-rod… machine

  • Cy Pettitte

    Alex doing his best Jeter impression

    • JerseyDutch

      Robbie doing a better Jeter impression.

  • JerseyDutch

    A-Rod with the swinging bunt.

  • YanksFan in MA

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

  • Xstar7

    Nice cheapie for A-Rod.

  • jdp

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

  • Pat D

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

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Just got back from a long lunch.

      /euphemism’d

      • Pat D

        No, not actually.

        When we have too much availability, which is what’s been happening lately, they’ll send teams home early or give teams long lunch breaks. Now the downside is that after filling up at lunch I still have 4 hours of calls ahead.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          Stop lying to us. We all know you left work for 4 hours to update the @MetsWeather twitter account.

          • Pat D

            Well, yea, I had time to do that too.

            I posted that a tornado was set to hit the pitcher’s mound.

        • http://twitter.com/urbainshockcor Urban

          Do they call it a lunch break is it occurs at dinner time?

          Do people who work for Lipton Tea get coffee breaks?

          /Steven Wright’d

  • http://twitter.com/urbainshockcor Urban

    Dark Shadows, being remade by Tim Burton.

  • YanksFan in MA

    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

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Heroin is a hell of a drug.

      • YanksFan in MA

        He wants it to be one way, buts it other way

        • YanksFan in MA

          fuck I just butchered that. bit its the other way.

          That ruined it

          • YanksFan in MA

            Alright time to sit a few plays out.

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

              Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit.

      • http://twitter.com/urbainshockcor Urban

        Heroin? Yes, yes it is.

        When they bringing back Opium Dens? I think I’d like to replace a few Starbuck’s in my neighborhood with a nice, relaxing Opium den.

  • CG

    Get off my mound

  • jdp

    another HR for Tulowitzki
    how long is his contract?

    • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      7-8 I think.

    • Xstar7

      10 years I believe

  • Chip

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

  • Esteban

    A Jobalushi sighting.

  • Cy Pettitte

    that strike out was pure filth

  • jorge brosada

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

    • Chip

      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

  • Pat D

    Josh Johnson with a no-no through 6.

    • DCBX

      On my fantasy team. YAY!

  • Monteroisdinero

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

    • Pat D

      Tattoos are individualistic whilst long hair is the sign of a tree-hugging hippy, and that just isn’t acceptable.

      • Monteroisdinero

        Oh.

      • JDDZip

        more like you cant remove the tatoos and you can cut hair… is this a serious question lol? Were we not going to sign AJ and CC because they had tattoos on them?

        Maybe you could argue joba but not free agents

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Someone should get a beard and mustache tattooed on their face.

      Conundrum.

  • JerseyDutch

    Niiiiice!

  • Cy Pettitte

    oh thank god, #cured

  • Pat D

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

    • http://twitter.com/urbainshockcor Urban

      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.

  • Monteroisdinero

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

  • YankeesJunkie

    Hip Hip, Jorge!

  • Chip

    Posada going all in on the slugging percentage

  • Esteban

    Jorge is either homerun or out. #Two true outcomes

  • Monteroisdinero

    20 HR’s for Yanks to lead league.

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

    /all is well

  • Xstar7

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

    • jdp

      better than missing him before he’s gone, which I’ve been worried about

  • Chip

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

  • king of fruitless hypotheticals

    …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

      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.

  • Chip

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

  • Esteban

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

    • jdp

      I used to watch some dopey show on telemundo or univision just because she was on it. My inability to understand Spanish was irrelevant.

      • Esteban

        I respect the hustle.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        My inability to understand Spanish was irrelevant.

        FACT: I’m fluent in boobs in every language on the planet.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    No hitter broken.

  • JerseyDutch

    Is AJ officially back to pimp form?

  • Cy Pettitte

    forget good AJ, this is like Cy AJ

  • http://twitter.com/urbainshockcor Urban

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

    • Greg

      Look at Edwin Jackson’s no hitter last year. He threw like 140 pitches

      • Will (the other one)

        Well, yeah, but like 85 of them were balls. Those don’t really count.

        • Greg

          Why? He could have been pulled .

          • Will (the other one)

            I know, it was just a joke about the whole eight-walk thing. Still can’t believe that actually happened.

  • JerseyDutch

    Yay, Brett looks at strike three… again.

  • Greg

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

    • Monteroisdinero

      4-3ter.

    • YanksFan in MA

      Not really. He’s still more or less waving the bat. He’s just not swinging with real authority to drive any balls.

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

      Not one of his balls has landed in the OF yet.

      • Greg

        That’s why I said a bit. Find the hole with the ground balls in order to make them effective.

  • jdp

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

    • Monteroisdinero

      Gardner is 1-4. We are winning 7-0 and about to go to 6-4. Andruw Jones will remove any speed we have in the order. Gardner is a better defender at this point in their careers. 10 games in a row from Andruw and you’ll see things you don’t like such as more gidp’s. Brett has been frustrating but so have lots of good/great players after 10 games.

      • Greg

        I would consider platooning right now, but that’s mostly it

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder
  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    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.

  • jorge brosada

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

  • China Joe

    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?”

    • Cy Pettitte

      you misread it, it’s “Yankees looking to expand Colon’s rolls.”

      they’re gonna fatten him up some more

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      “Yankees looking to expand Colon’s role.”

      So many butthole jokes, so little time.

    • Monteroisdinero

      Looking at the issue with a Colonoscope.

  • Esteban

    PANIC!!

    • Greg

      No… and Im the pessimist

    • S

      He was over 100 pitches for the first time this season, he’s tired 110 when you’ve only thrown 87 max so far, his stamina hasn’t recovered

  • Monteroisdinero

    What happened to AJ’s 2-0 changeup?

    /kidding

  • jorge brosada

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

    • Monteroisdinero

      3 wild pitches but they all hit his glove so if it was Montero…

  • S

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

  • Monteroisdinero

    DRob and the 7 foot extension!

    • JerseyDutch

      TWSS

  • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Why are we pushing AJ with a fully rested bullpen?

    • Greg

      They are getting DRob time to warm. And I agree with what Al said. He hasnt been in s stressful situation until now

    • JDDZip

      we need to raise his era so he doesnt get too cocky. duhz!

    • Monteroisdinero

      because hughes is pitching tomorrow?

      • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

        Still have Colon.

    • a plethora of pinatas

      retardi

      • JerseyDutch

        Really?

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          Don’t worry, if Girardi had pulled AJ, a plethora of pinatas would have called him “retardi” for pulling a starter who was dominant and in a groove.

          There’s a flowchart, and the end of it is always “Girardi is a retard”.

          • a plethora of pinatas

            exactly

    • Chris

      Because if he never throws more than 100 pitches in a game, he’ll never be able to throw more than 100 pitches in a game.

  • Cy Pettitte

    errrrrrr……..

  • http://twitter.com/urbainshockcor Urban

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

  • asdf

    good job girardi

  • Jake Jarmel

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

  • Greg

    Blame Robertson for not warming up quicker

  • Guest

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

  • JerseyDutch

    Bring in dah Joba…

    • JerseyDutch

      I guess D-Rob’s okay…

  • Dela G

    yeesh

  • Greg

    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

  • jorge brosada

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

    • steven118

      yeah it went from a 2.6 to a 4.79 with that inning….

  • YankeesJunkie

    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.

    • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

      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.

  • Loturn

    Went from a good outing to a meh one.

    • S

      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

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

  • Sean C

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

    /not really.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      IT’S A CONSPIRACY!

      • Esteban

        I want to know where Mo’s birth certificate is? What is he hiding by not releasing it?

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          I have investigators in Panama; they cannot believe what they are finding.

          • Esteban

            Trick question: God doesn’t have a birth certificate. Though, if you checked, Mo is listed as the father on Jesus’s (Montero’s) birth certificate. FACT

  • king of fruitless hypotheticals

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

  • JDDZip

    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

      Thank you

      • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

        Because clearly in a wet and cold night in April it’s a must to squeeze everything you can get when the bullpen had 2 days off.

    • S

      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.

      • http://twitter.com/urbainshockcor Urban

        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

          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

  • First time lawng time

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

  • JerseyDutch

    Punch it, baby.

  • Monteroisdinero

    markakis pulling a gardy. Get rid of him.

  • YankeesJunkie

    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.

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

      Soriano and Mo have had the last five days off. They need the work.

    • Greg

      Although, Soriano and Rivera haven’t pitched in a few days so you might want them to get work

  • Chip

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

  • China Joe

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

  • YanksFan in MA

    Ice cream cone? Come on Kay.

  • China Joe

    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.

    • Cy Pettitte

      and Mo can get a save

      • Monteroisdinero

        AJ-ultimate team player. Girardi goes from retardi to smardy.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Oh SHIT ON. Kay got owned.

  • Esteban

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

  • Cy Pettitte

    announced attendance 42,171

    loooooooooool

    • Esteban

      I’m sure that many tickets wee bought.

  • Pat D

    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.

    • Skip

      He was good.

    • Monteroisdinero

      lots of good offspeed pitches-mostly changeups which sunk for strikes and swings and misses.

  • Total Dominication

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

  • radnom

    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.

    • Greg

      He got tired

    • Cy Pettitte

      I think he was tired and just kind of mentally checked out

      innings 1-2 were a little shaky
      innings 3-6 he was filthy, change up looked very good

    • Monteroisdinero

      Weiters was sitting dead red on a 2-0 count and got what he was looking for. Can’t blame AJ since it was 7-0 in the seventh. Roberts hit a pretty good curve out to the Yankee bullpen. Give him credit.

    • radnom

      Thanks all.

  • First time lawng time

    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

  • Total Dominication

    Was that a bunt Russell?

  • JerseyDutch

    Please. Stop. Bunting.

    • Greg

      and he hits into a DP

      • JerseyDutch

        Of course, the alternative to bunting is ALWAYS a GIDP. Come on.

        • Greg

          Well…

    • JDDZip

      oh look what happened when he didnt bunt. If he gets it down gardy just has to hit a ball to the right side to score a run

      Im sorry I dont think its a bad play

      • Total Dominication

        So many logical fallacies.

  • jorge brosada

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

  • Chip

    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

  • Monteroisdinero

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

    /better since they were all strikes

    • jdp

      but it’s ok that gardner is 1 for 5 tonight, because he’s not jeter, who’d be mocked for another bad performance
      but “it’s early” for gardner because he’s younger.
      do i have the orthodox line on this correct now?

      • JerseyDutch

        No, Gardner’s been sticking up the joint and I’m not afraid to say it.

        • JerseyDutch

          *stinking

      • Monteroisdinero

        At least Gardner was more aggressive and lifted the ball to an outfielder. He made adjustments.

        • jdp

          those gritty aggressive guys cannot be judged by statistics

      • OldYanksFan

        And Gardner only makes $15m/yr.

  • http://www.superkyle.tk Engelbert

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

  • john titor

    yankees won

  • Cy Pettitte

    we finally get the story behind Mo’s high socks

    • JerseyDutch

      He’s finally comfortable showing off his calves?

  • Monteroisdinero

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

  • JerseyDutch

    Good game, Yankees.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Tied for first.

  • Esteban

    Tied for first!

  • jdp

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

    • Esteban

      Why do you care what the Mets do? Leave the hater stuff for inferior fanbases.

      • jdp

        everyone else in my family roots for them

  • http://twitter.com/urbainshockcor Urban

    The Exorcist takes over the Yankee booth?

    • Sam

      That seriously creeped me the fuck out.

    • Alex Taffet

      Haha yea, at first I thought we were being taken over by some alien being.

      • Alex Taffet

        And it’s still going.

  • jorge brosada

    A Mariano strike out to end the game, love it

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    Is the audio guy drunk or something?

  • Corporate Scum

    YES audio taken over by robots?

    • http://twitter.com/urbainshockcor Urban

      Hmmmm…maybe we really are the Evil Empire.

  • Dr. O

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

  • JerseyDutch

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

    • goterpsgo

      ROFL!!!! I’m so stealing this!!!

  • Xstar7

    All is right in Yankeeland.

    • jdp

      At least until Hughes’ next 89 mph fastball right down the middle.

  • Justin

    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

      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.

  • goterpsgo

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

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    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.

  • Rob

    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

  • mbonzo

    158-4