Apr
17

Game 14: CC FTW

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(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

The Yankees are looking to win their fourth series in five tries today, and for the second straight weekend they’ll try to do that with CC Sabathia on the mound on Sunday night. But that’s not the interesting part, the opposing starter is. You might remember Alexi Ogando from his relief appearances against the Yankees last year, both in the regular season and in the ALCS. Well he’s a starter now, and so far he’s allowed just four hits and no runs in two starts totaling 13 innings. That’s amazing enough, but listen to his back story.

The Athletics first signed Ogando as a 19-year-old out of the Dominican Republic way back in 2002. He was an outfielder back then, and he actually played pretty well in Rookie and Low-A ball: .297/.357/.482 with 14 homers and nine steals in 431 plate appearances. The Rangers then grabbed him in the Double-A phase of the 2005 Rule 5 Draft and turned him into a pitcher despite the hitting performance. However, Ogando never made it to Spring Training in 2006. He got busted as part of a human trafficking ring in the DR, in which players were marrying women to help get them a visa and into the United States. Ogando admitted his involvement and was denied a visa for the season.

So instead of coming to the States, he pitched in the Dominican Summer League and worked on the conversion to pitching. Although he was originally told that he would be granted a visa after a year, he was banned from coming to the United States for the next four years as well. All he could do was pitch in the DSL and international tournaments during that time, his prime development years. Ogando was finally granted a visa last February, so the Rangers sent him right to Double-A and he ended the season in the big leagues. That’s slightly more interesting than your typical “climbing the ladder” story, no?

Anyway, here’s tonight’s lineup…

Derek Jeter, SS
Curtis Granderson, CF
Mark Teixeira, 1B
Robinson Cano, 2B
Nick Swisher, RF
Eric Chavez, 3B
Jorge Posada, DH
Russell Martin, C
Brett Gardner, LF – hooray for hitting ninth

CC Sabathia, SP

Alex Rodriguez is out with that stiff back/oblique, and since they have the day off tomorrow, he’ll get two full days of rest. Like I said yesterday, better one game now than a whole bunch later. ESPN has the broadcast; first pitch will come a little after 8pm ET, so enjoy the game.

Rotation Note: Bartolo Colon will start on Wednesday, so he’s essentially replacing Phil Hughes in the rotation and the Yankees are keeping everyone on turn. They could have skipped some people if they wanted thanks to a pair of off-days next week.

Categories : Game Threads
  • Esteban

    Safe to say the Yanks will be getting the small PiP window tonight.

  • JuanPabloFredMotorola a/k/a Ridiculous Upsidedown the Elder

    You take away the biggest part of me…
    GO CC…

  • mbonzo

    I can’t wait to see Ogando tonight. I’ve been a fan since last year, tonight should be his biggest test so far.

  • Sheepmeister

    so it sounds like joe mauer could have something quite serious.

    • mbonzo

      What makes you say that? I’ll I’ve seen was that he has a viral infection.

      • Sheepmeister

        Reports saying he is hospitalized and lost 12 pounds. Also bilateral leg weakness is much different than soreness. None of that can be good.

        • mbonzo

          Hopefully he’s alright. Seems like some extreme flu he’s got. Reading up on it, he seems to think that the DL stint was due to his knee acting up after arthroscopic surgery so who knows how serious that is.

  • Cy Pettitte

    I hope they light Ogando up and get CC his first win already. A fastball/slider two pitch pitcher sounds like something they can handle

    • pat

      Especially with 7 LHB’s in the lineup.

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

      I get the feeling Ogando will look like Cy Young for the first three innings, and then things will just explode around the middle of the game.

  • http://twitter.com/reywtf Rey22

    Is it raining? It kinda looks like it on TV.

    • Esteban

      Well it’s raining slightly at my house in Queens and there are showers moving across the area according to the NWS
      http://radar.weather.gov/radar.....8;loop=yes

    • bexy on another computer

      It’s raining here, a lot, and I’m near YS, so. :/

  • Wooderson

    yanks gonna RISE ABOVE GONNA RISE ABOVE

  • Rookie

    If Colon stays healthy, I think he could be the Yankees’ best hope for a solid #3 pitcher in the postseason. But given the fact that he hasn’t pitched that many innings per season the last few years, what do you think the odds are that he can stay healthy if he’s used as a starter more than as an occasional emergency starter during the year? My opinion: I would think they’re slim.

  • Andy

    Trying not to worry about Alex

    • Rookie

      At least not until he’s in his 40s…

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

        I wouldn’t worry then. A-Rod is the man.

  • Avi

    I’m surprised Chavez is batting ahead of Posada.

    • mbonzo

      Batting Chavez any closer to Gardner lets the Rangers put in a lefty reliever to face the 3 lefties with only 1 righty bat between each of them.

  • bonestock94

    So Hughes is on inflammation meds? Everyday something slightly worse leaks out.

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

      Tomorrow: “Hughes wasn’t honest with team, is actually left-handed.”

  • Rookie

    Bigger question: Why is Derek Jeter batting anywhere but the bottom of the lineup against righties?:

    Derek Jeter’s OPS against righties in 2010 — .633.

    Derek Jeter’s OPS against ALL pitchers Post All-Star 2010 — .682.

    Derek Jeter’s OPS in 2011 against righties (small sample size warning) — .456

    • pat

      Because he’s Derek Jeter?

      • OldYanksFan

        Because he’s Derek Jeter? HE’ DEREK JETER!
        /fix’d

    • JerseyDutch

      He’s Jeter.

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

    They just jinxed Cano.

  • JerseyDutch

    Hor-gay?

    • MannyGeee

      I heard that too, I think he was trying to overcompensate for calling him George and stumbled on his tongue

  • Across the pond

    Ugh, hate these 8 eastern starts. Hurry up and start already!

  • Jake H

    finally got my computer back so I can now post on RAB easier. Hopefully tonight the Yankees dominate.

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

    Oh fuck… any way you can rub it in, ESPN.

    It’ll make it all the better when they get their shit rocked tonight.

  • Slu

    Let me get this out of the way early:

    These announcers stink. They know nothing about baseball. They are bias against the Yankees. I hate Bobby Valentine. Orel is a nerd. Etc.

    Now that that has been done, can we please not waste any energy on the announcers?

    • Sheepmeister

      this

    • JerseyDutch

      There’s plenty more left to criticize. You haven’t even nit-picked. Not one nit.

      • Slu

        Hey, I did add an etc. :)

        • JerseyDutch

          Touche. I stand admonished.

      • OldYanksFan

        Better then it was…

    • Rookie

      Can you name single broadcast of a Yankees game on ESPN or Fox where the broadcasters AREN’T biased against the Yankees? I can’t.

  • Total Dominication

    Jim beam seats tonight! So psyched.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    So happy to hear Orel Hershiser.

  • Cy Pettitte

    this roll call boxed thing is pretty hilarious

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      +1

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

      I wish they always broadcast it.

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

      Would have been nice if they had the actual baseball in the biggest box.

      • MannyGeee

        in ESPNs defense, you can see baseball in YS like any night… they only do that roll call like, once in……

        nvrmind

    • Alex S

      Swisher’s salute was epic

  • Alex S

    is it just me or did they start chanting Alex Chavez?

  • JerseyDutch

    Damn, no hitter out the window…

  • mbonzo

    Couldn’t find the video online, but ESPN had a very cool special on Mariano Rivera before the game. It showed how his release point only varied by 2% and how his pitches break only in the last 10 feet.

    There was also a special last week on Ryan Westmoreland which was very well done. Even if he doesn’t make the majors he’s got a pretty incredible story. Perhaps the only Red Sox prospect I want to see succeed.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/boston.....st?id=9883

  • Across the pond

    That’s a lot of gold in the infield.

  • Burt Bondy

    ESPN needs to stop showing pitches from the camera behind the plate. You can’t see the pitch come in so you miss the location of the pitch. It’s an awful angle and ESPN needs to stop immediately.

    • JerseyDutch

      Second.

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

      ESPN needs to stop doing anything ESPN does. Now.

  • Reggie C.

    Admitted role in a Human trafficking ring? wow. espn would have us thing that Ogando persevered against insurmountable odds in reaching the majors. ogando sounds like a pretty terrible human being.

    • mbonzo

      It was found that the players involved never met the women and had no idea that they were being trafficked for prostitution.

      • MannyGeee

        well, in their defense, he kinda looks like the kind of guy who would be involved in human trafficing.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Nice throw, Russel.

    • MannyGeee

      LOL, good thing Montero’s stayung down in SWB b/c he “can’t catch”

  • Cy Pettitte

    ugh

  • Reggie C.

    worst throw ever?

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Top 5 Worst Throws Ever (post-1900s obviously)

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

        The first four are Salty.

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

      Not even.

      See: Saltalamacchia, Jared

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

    Immediate switch of narrative is hilarious:

    Yankees are great at holding baserunners!

    (Andrus steals)

    Rangers are the best running team ever!

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

    Robbie’s gotta catch that. Hit him right in the glove, keep the guy on second.

  • Esteban

    Squeeeeezed

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    K-Zone is such a bullshit tool.

  • MannyGeee

    Beltre looooves that high heat, huh…

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

    That was a hanger.

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

      Meatball, really.

  • Slu

    Man I hate that guy.

  • Cy Pettitte

    double ugh

  • Reggie C.

    Oh fuck. CC completely missed his spot.

  • Esteban

    JODER

  • MannyGeee

    welllllllll, that sucks. Get Colon warming?

  • Hummingbird S.

    damn, that pitch was way out of the zone.. impressive.

    • JDDZip

      Agreed, im amazed. I dont think you can really blame cc there most pitchers thats a flyball

  • Sheepmeister

    Well no fallacy of predetermined outcome since if the ump calls that strike that was in the strike zone earlier and no HR

  • JerseyDutch

    In depth wrapper analysis…

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      LOL

  • Rich E

    Well since Ogando will never give up a run, I guess we should just concede the rest of the game.

  • MannyGeee

    has anyone mentioned how much of a douche Andrus looks like with that beard yet? I thought I would be remissed if I did not mention it.

  • MannyGeee

    ironically, Joe Mauer will be spending alot of time playing The Show 11 now that he has Gangreen or whatevs he has going on…

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

    Second lowest GB/FB ratio in the bigs? That bodes well.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Jeter needs to get on in the air towards left again, he could finally get his first HR

  • Jonathan

    Of course….dude finally hits the ball hard in the air and it’s right at the guy

  • MannyGeee

    nice of them to mention Jeter’s groudball-itis…

  • Esteban

    That was a good swing.

    /notjoking

  • JerseyDutch

    Wow, Jeter has hit into the outfield, what, two games in a row?

  • MannyGeee

    if I was that camera man I woulda totally touched Beltre’s head… on account of him having that quasi-autistic-’don’t touch my head’-thing

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

    I can feel the bias in the announcer’s voices. Anything good for the rangers and they’re like, “zomg”!

    • Cy Pettitte

      popped up!!!

  • Esteban

    Ok, saturday was Double Play Day, I hope tonight is not Pop Fly Sunday.

    • Kostas

      That’s funny. Wonder what the give away is?

  • MannyGeee

    wow, looks like the Orioles suck already, huh. they are a little early though.

    I expected them to Cinderella it through Mid May and then fall apart…

  • Ivan

    I like the Position the Knicks are in right now. Up 12 by halftime. Yes I know the Yankees are playing but Its the NBA playoffs and my Knicks are playing, so yeah!

    • MannyGeee

      yeah looks like the C’s are rolling over. Karmas a bitch, they shoulda kept Perkins.

  • mike c

    wow ogando looks impressive… I wish joba could have made that kind of transition from middle relief to starting rotation

    • MannyGeee

      or had the chance to, either way…

      • mike c

        I’m just impressed that ogando can throw 95-96 as a starter, not just in the bullpen

        • MannyGeee

          yeah, but who knows what this years ‘healthy’ Joba coulda done in the rotation…. can of worms, brother

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Double play, jackass.

  • JerseyDutch

    We got a DP? The world is upside down.

  • Jonathan

    I have them on mute. How painful is it so far? I imagine it’s better without Pedroia on the field.

    • Rich E

      It’s less enraging without the grittiest player of all time.

    • MannyGeee

      i don’t know. Pedroia’s gritty, but these Rangers are a Cinderella Story, you know. They also do this thing with Deer and Claws…

    • Slu

      Sigh…

  • Cy Pettitte

    Robbie please get out of the way for now on

  • MannyGeee

    God, for as good as CC is, he never looks comfortable… he always looks like he ate too much or has to take a leak…

    • Cy Pettitte

      he’s worried Colon may be stealing his snacks during the game now that he’s not relegated to the bullpen

      • Reggie C.

        Step. Away. from the Captain Crunch!1!!!I

  • Urban

    Judging by the winds blowing in from right and out to left, and that HR by Beltre to left, too bad A-Rod’s out tonight. Could be a good game for righthanded hitters.

    • Urban

      …unless the player is Cano, in which winds blowing in mean jack.

  • dkidd

    “yes i have”

    joe d was bad-ass

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

    I’ve always loved that Joe DiMaggio-Marilyn Monroe story, and I hate that ESPN commercialized it.

    • Pat D

      There was an immense ammount of talking in my room. What exactly was the story?

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

        Marilyn went to visit troops in the war, came back and told Joe “you’ve never heard cheering like that,” and he replied “yes I have.”

        Short version.

        • Pat D

          OK, thanks.

      • Urban

        It concerned a discussion between DiMaggio and Monroe on which cell provider was better, AT&T or T-Mobile.

        • Pat D

          Well, in terms of customer service, it’s T-Mobile in a runaway.

          Everything else is debatable.

          • Urban

            Yup, I think Marilyn put down her AT&T phone and told Joe, “you’ve never had customer service like that,” and Joe took out his T-Mobile and said, “yes I have, Pat D is the man.”

            Perhaps I should stop gulping my snifter of tequila!

            • Pat D

              I’d have to say so.

              And I’m not just saying that because I work there and think highly of my own performance, I’m relying on the JD Power survey results.

  • Cy Pettitte

    buh bye

  • Pat D

    Buh bye.

  • Across the pond

    Wow thats a shot.

  • JerseyDutch

    Cano sent that one back to Texas…

  • MannyGeee

    wow… Robbie hammered that thing

  • mbonzo

    Yea Robbie!

  • Reggie C.

    Cano on queue!

  • Jonathan

    wtf is on Ogando’s face?

    • Esteban

      He’s tried, but he can’t wipe the ugly away.

    • rek4gehrig

      A really really really big bad boil

    • JimAbbottFan

      So many singles hit this game.

  • http://twitter.com/reywtf Rey22

    Cano makes it look so ridiculously easy.

  • Jonathan

    And the mandatory “FUCK!!!!” from Swish

    • MannyGeee

      i love that… he wears it on his sleeve.

  • Esteban

    Cano is so so good.

  • http://twitter.com/unfixed unfixed

    K-Zone. Not a fan.

  • Across the pond

    Is there a touch of papi with Robbies homers? The way he drops the bat, reminds me more and more of him.

  • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

    Is Alex really out because of stiffness?

    • JerseyDutch

      TWSS

    • MannyGeee

      trying to avoid the oblique fairy

    • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

      Come on Alex, pull one out, and get back in there.

    • Pat D

      Yes, he did not seek immediate medical attention after stiffness last more than 4 hours.

      He also didn’t seek immediate female attention for the same problem.

  • JerseyDutch

    Not the “home runs are bad” narrative, please. Please.

    • Esteban

      Yes, one of the favorite arguments of the idiot crowd.

    • Pat D

      Well the narrative is always that home runs are hard to come by in the playoffs.

      And, quite frankly, I’d love to see the data that proves that statement because it never seems that way to me. Aside from the 1996 World Series.

  • Across the pond

    They’re just really good singles.

    Love it

  • Jonathan

    “this is a game of eliminating runs and scoring runs.”

    Orel

    WOW

  • Cy Pettitte

    more pop ups please

  • Josh

    So is the ESPN crew saying the Yankees have hit 25 singles?

  • Hummingbird S.

    Bats are looking really slow so far… so many popups.

    • mbonzo

      Alexi Ogando is good, I don’t think we’re gonna see too many more hits against him tonight. I think the slider and fastball look very similar, and its gonna take hitters with quick bat speed to recognize and hit the 2 different pitches on the nose. Cano is that type of hitter, I honestly think Gardner, Jeter, and Arod are the only other guys I could see having the ability to recognize pitches to hit him tn.

  • rek4gehrig

    Cano gives me goosebumps :-)

  • MannyGeee

    OK

    Fast Five. best FF movie ever or worst movie ever??? Those shitty movies get me every time…

    • Pat D

      I haven’t seen any of them because I’m not a “car person.” So, I’m sorry, I can’t help you there.

      • JerseyDutch

        Neither is the director of those films apparently.

      • MannyGeee

        i’ll still watch the 1st one if its on in HD… although it is a shit movie, and I know it

    • Esteban

      Well it takes place in Rio, so it’s guaranteed to be full of brazilian chicks. Having been there, that is a very good thing. Best movie EVER

      • MannyGeee

        I must disagree… I got dragged to see that Rio movie with my kids yesterday, and there was like ZERO tail in it… I was highly disappointed.

        although, Tracy Morgan as a bulldog? I laughed my ass off.

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

    BAbip motherfucker.

  • dkidd

    now batting for pedro borbon…manny mota…mota…

    /best movie ever’d

    • Pat D

      I thought he said Pedro instead of Julio.

      But, yea, awesome part of that movie.

  • dkidd

    let’s turn 7 tonight

  • JerseyDutch

    Got DP?

    (Sorry, had to say it.)

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

    Eric Chavez still has it goin’ on at third.

  • Cy Pettitte

    dps on our side finally

  • http://twitter.com/reywtf Rey22

    Today is GIDP payback day for the Yankees.

  • MannyGeee

    wow, that was the best Chavez has looked all season… kinda, in review he had a “look what I found” look on his face

  • http://twitter.com/unfixed unfixed

    TEX gonna set a record for DPs?

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

    “A group of well-trained athletes put together”

    Oy vey…

  • Pat D

    Someone in the media giving credit to Brian Cashman?

    I thought that was forbidden.

  • JerseyDutch

    Second time around the order we should get some bats around on that fastball…

  • Pat D

    Am I the only one getting a bit uncomfortable with some of the commercials for these war video games?

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

    That Battlefield 3 commercial proves that video games have passed me right by. I’ll stick to baseball games so I have half a second to think between pitches.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      How is MLB The Show 11? I’m still playing the shit out of 2010.

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

        It’s great, the analog pitching and hitting controls are fantastic.

      • MannyGeee

        11′s gameplay is a little better I think. online drags a bit more, though i suspect they are getting through their server issues.

        all in all, worth the upgrade

    • MannyGeee

      looked sick though, right?

      • Pat D

        Looked too realistic if you ask me, the way they blended live action with shots of the game.

        I don’t think we should be trying to blur the line between reality and gaming when it comes to war, but that’s just me.

  • Chip

    This is the day that Gardner goes 4-4

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

      Well, he’s two for one when it comes to making outs.

  • MannyGeee

    alright Russ! atta way to get on!

    he seems to get hit alot, no?

  • Pat D

    So Brett ditching the high socks? Trying to change his luck?

    • MannyGeee

      that panned out

  • Cy Pettitte

    fucking helll…

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

    Oh Brett.

  • mbonzo

    Jesus, Gardner has no luck right now.

  • Greg

    I’m really starting to hate Brett Gardner

  • Tom Zig

    I have 5 players on the DL and I still stand to win this week. As long as Cano, Swisher, or Michael Young don’t score any more runs today. And as long as D-Rob doesn’t shit the bed today.

    • MannyGeee

      LOL, did the Oblique Fairy shit on your season too?

      • Tom Zig

        Yeah. Although only 2 of the 5 are obliques but they are Longo and Corey Hart.

        Andres Torres and Rajai Davis have ankle problems

        and Brian Matusz has some strange shoulder muscle injury.

    • Tom Zig

      Related: Ryan Franklin really sucks.

    • Urban

      What happens if D-Rob gives up a grand slam to Micahel Young?

      • Tom Zig

        A hole through my computer

  • Esteban

    Gardner made me switch back to the Knicks.

  • Yankeefan34

    What happened to the patient Yankees? Seems like they aren’t taking very many pitches and making crap contact when they do.

    • JerseyDutch

      GIDPs and pop-outs are more fun.

    • Sheepmeister

      Well, when a pitcher is pounding the zone and putting you down 0-1, 0-2, 1-2, you can’t just be patient for the sake of being patient. Patience has more to do when the pitcher is not hitting his spots which hasn’t been happening lately.

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

      It’s the first time through the order.

  • Sheepmeister

    Is it sad that I consider the #2 hole when gardner is at the bottom of the order and the #3 hole when he is at the top as the beginning of the order.

  • MannyGeee

    K Zone is distracting

  • Pat D

    CC not his sharpest tonight.

  • Esteban

    Nice interview with Cano (in Spanish and Cano speaks very fast)
    http://web.yesnetwork.com/medi.....d=13895203

  • MannyGeee

    LOL “Micheal Young hit a double” turned into “He is a credit to his community”…

    seriously, Yankees players must kick homelss dogs and rape orphans on their free time…

    • MannyGeee

      “not only a professional hitter, but a professional baserunner too…”

  • Pat D

    I can’t stand praise for Michael Young.

    He’s bitched and whined every single time he’s been asked to move positions or face a reduction in playing time.

    • S

      He’s been moved 4 times, I’d be pissed too if I had to be moved around the diamond that much

  • Pat D

    Nice throw, Brett.

    Fucking bloop.

  • Jonathan

    Nice throw Brett

  • MannyGeee

    wow. BABIP is a BITCH

  • cjc

    what a joke

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

    Bah, bloops.

  • dkidd

    can’t take bobby v anymore

    muting…

  • JerseyDutch

    You take a picture in your head?

  • cjc

    you know whats awesome about Gardner

    • Pat D

      Nothing?

    • cjc

      me neither

  • Pat D

    I forsee tarp coming out very quickly.

  • JerseyDutch

    Shit, that thunder was loud.

  • S

    Mo is pissed

  • Cy Pettitte

    lol mass exodus

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

    Jesus Christ the sky just exploded.

  • MannyGeee

    that was awesome! whats up thunder!

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Fuckin’ Knicks are so bad.

    • cjc

      Brett Gardner bad?

  • Urban

    …and Roy Hobbs steps to the plate.

  • Sheepmeister

    So the K-zone is a little tighter than gameday’s zone so I don’t know what to believe.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      K-Zone is awful.

  • MannyGeee

    sounds like the Knicks are shittig the bed down the dial

    • Erica

      The 4th is rarely kind to them! Blah.

  • Urban

    Uhh, if the flags are “blowing straight down,” run like fucking hell.

    • Pat D

      I’d like to be caught in a ballpark during a twister.

    • JerseyDutch

      It would be scarier if they were blowing straight up…

      • Urban

        Hold on. That might coming shortly!

  • MannyGeee

    DPs!!! nice of CC to show up

  • Erica

    Switching back and forth between this and the Knicks.

    1. Knicks need to get their shit together because they were DOMINATING in the first half (well, for them at least).
    2. A strike zone box? REALLY? Reeeeeally?

    • Esteban

      So many shots have gone in and out.

      • Erica

        And now Melo’s got his fourth foul. Lovely.

  • Greg

    We’ve turned 3 DPs and are losing. Go figure

  • Sheepmeister

    Maybe the lineup can force Ogando to throw more than 10 pitches this inning.

  • JerseyDutch

    Hail? Uh-oh.

    • MannyGeee

      is that what happened to Ogondo’s face?

  • MannyGeee

    wow, the Knicks have ZEEEEERO chemistry. they look like 10 guys who happen to be at the same wedding or some kids birthday party or something.

    • Ivan

      And Yet the Knicks are in Striking Distance of winning game 1.

  • Urban

    If midges show up…

  • Jonathan

    BABIP BUFU so far

  • Ivan

    Is Yankee Stadium really considered a Hitter’s Park? Really? I highly doubt that.

    • Sheepmeister

      Well, its actually pretty even, there are just more HRs and we all know that HRs are the most important thing in deciding hitter’s parks and those doubles/triples don’t matter.

    • Pat D

      It’s a great home run park, not truly a great hitter’s park.

  • Mike Myers

    Ogando 1 – Robbie 1

  • Jake H

    will the O ever show up?

    • MannyGeee

      thats what she said?

  • 3Dale

    Why is everyone except Cano, swish, a-rod, and posada absolutely clueless at the plate?

    • mbonzo

      In a game of failure, not everyone can succeed all the time.

  • Mike Myers

    Capps took over for Nathan, for you fantasy heads

  • Burt Bondy

    We just don’t have any offense to speak of without A-Rod. Same thing happened last Sunday night. Somebody besides Cano has to do something. Gardner and Jeter can’t even luckbox their way on base anymore.

    • Mike Myers

      Jeter, we saw…But I didnt expect this from Gardy

  • Erica

    I wish Walt Frazier could also be a Yankees commentator.

  • Ivan

    Nice Shot Billups

  • Pat D

    Wow, even Torrealba was able to beat that out.

  • Cy Pettitte

    are you fucking kidding me

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

    Sigh.

  • Mike Myers

    this looks like “one of those nights”

    • Jonathan

      I agree. We just don’t look focused. Might be the weather.

  • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

    First JorGay, Now TeckShara…STFU Bobby V

    • Jonathan

      i noticed that too. he is absolute garbage

  • Reggie C.

    WTF !!

    CC doing himself no favors.

  • Kostas

    Ut oh.

  • Erica

    STOUDEMIRE! (Sorry, I really DO want to watch the Yankees but but but!!!!)

  • mbonzo

    I thought that ball was out, the announcer was practically screaming, I look up and Granderson is 30 feet from the wall.

  • Pat D

    Jeez, Orel, there was a home run hit after the first inning error.

  • Cy Pettitte

    good job CC

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

    Nice job, CC. Put something together, offense.

  • JerseyDutch

    Time to wake up the bats.

  • Jonathan

    Is there no open thread for all the Knick fans?

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

      Maybe on a Knicks blog…

    • Erica

      There should be!

    • Erica

      But seriously though, I can’t stand ESPN announcers so this is kind of a nice little break.

  • Ivan

    Back to Back ridiculous moves by Amare, holy crap.

  • Pat D

    Those Verizon commercials showing how fast the network is are laughable.

    • Esteban

      You’re just a shill for T-Mobile haha

      • Pat D

        No, not at all. Just because I work for them doesn’t mean I shill for them.

        Here’s my issue: they do that “test” and then ask the people what they downloaded. One says a photo, one says a game and one says a movie. There’s no chance that would be possible because a movie is much, much, much larger in size than a photo or a game. No one’s network is going to download a movie that fast.

        • Esteban

          Ha I was just teasing.

          • Pat D

            I know. I’m just pointing out the absolute impossibility of it all. If T-Mobile ran an ad like that I’d be pissed because I’d be getting calls from people asking why they can’t download a movie in 30 seconds.

  • MannyGeee

    1 hit huh…

  • Reggie C.

    EPIC Knicks-Celtics game going on right now.

    • Erica

      Billups! NO.

    • Ivan

      Wow im surprise that Melo didn’t go in.

    • MannyGeee

      yeah, i gots to get my PIP working right.

    • Esteban

      TD TD TD FOR THREEEE

  • first time lawng time

    haha our offense sucks so much right now. lol

  • Cy Pettitte

    Chavez! It’s like A-Rod lite

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

    Zombie Eric Chavez knows what’s up.

    • MannyGeee

      except for when he almost got thrown out there… for the record, FK Nelson Cruz

  • Reggie C.

    pastadivingKinsler …

    much better than pastadivingJeter!

  • Mickey Scheister

    I was so excited to watch the Yankees game while on an airplane en route from NC to WA. Alas, it’s blacked out and I’m forced to listen via Waldman and “It’s High, Its Deep, it’s…caught.”. I wouldn’t have paid 7.95 for the GoGo Internet if all I got was radio! Ogondo sounds like he’s on point.

    • Urban

      Run across any tornadoes while in NC?

      • Mickey Scheister

        Nice calm weather. They said MT should be rocky.

        • Urban

          I thought maybe you were in NC yesterday when they had something like 60 tornadoes touch down.

          • Mickey Scheister

            I was flying from Puerto Rico to start, I had a layover in Charlotte. The steward was staying a ton of tornados touched down, 100 of them, that’s a ton.

  • Kostas

    only 51 pitches… Yanks going to have to win this one on the bullpen, if they get there.

  • Reggie C.

    TONEY DOUGLAS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ivan

    Tommie’s least Favorite Knick jus made the big 3 pointer….NICE!!!!!

    • MannyGeee

      KG just made the Knicks look stooopid

  • JerseyDutch

    No BABIP love tonight…

  • Sheepmeister

    So BABIP will show up for the yanks at some point this game right? right??????

    • Urban

      Don’t need it as long as we keep hitting enough balls out of play!

  • first time lawng time

    Let’s score some runs off this ugly douche…finally give CC a win…he deserves one.

    • Mickey Scheister

      Dude is fugly, he looks like an alien in the face, with Clemens arm, of course.

  • Hummingbird S.

    BOMBERS!

  • Pat D

    Russell has muscle!

  • JerseyDutch

    Bam! Martin!

  • mbonzo

    RUSSELLS GOT MUSCLE!

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

    Nail polish power!

  • MannyGeee

    ohhhhhhhhh Russell!

  • Greg

    There we go

  • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

    Yes!

  • Reggie C.

    RUSSELL MARTIN … making Cashman look like a str8upPIMP!

    • Nogomo

      All players who hit homers tonight have 4 on the year.

      Ogando’s thrown only 78 pitches to CC’s 110.

      I’d have let CC go after Kinsler myself, and then maybe Andrus too if he got Kinsler, but at least Boone Logan’s not coming in.

  • Jonathan

    Fuck yes Russell Martin. I thought that sucker was hit farther than that though.

  • Pat D

    Still no BABIP love for the Yankees.

    Tee hee.

    • JerseyDutch

      True. Home runs are bad.

      • Pat D

        They’re clearly the worst thing you can possibly do because it shows a true lack of grit.

        Or Ty Cobb-ness.

  • bobtaco

    Another one of those special singles…

  • cjc

    tied the game and cleared the pitcher what a job what a job

  • MannyGeee

    I missed it, I was over on TNT watching KG run around the entire Knicks team to get an ally oop on the inbound…

    I need another TV

  • Reggie C.

    Offensive foul??????? WHERE!?

  • Jonathan

    I wouldn’t let Gardner play on my slow pitch softball team right now.

  • Ivan

    WOW BULLSHYT CALLL!!!!!! I HATE PIERCE FOR YOUR ACTING JOB!!!

  • Mickey Scheister

    What kinda call was that on the radio for the Martin Homerun?!? WTF did he say?

  • Erica

    The Knicks better win this to make up for me missing another Martin bomb.

  • oldmanalex

    Honestly, if Martin keeps hitting we should just sign him up for a sizeable contract and cash Montero in for a top-flight starter. I don’t see Montero staying at backstop and no room for him anywhere else.

    • Pat D

      That is kind of short sighted.

  • JerseyDutch

    CC does not look like a happy man tonight.

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

    Fucking Michael Young. He’s really not this good.

    • Pat D

      And fuck Adrian Beltre.

    • Kostas

      Think of it as CC giving them gifts. Also assures Michael Young isn’t going anywhere.

    • first time lawng time

      Clearly he is.
      Even if he’s not, at least his team is winning.

      • Jonathan

        really?

        • first time lawng time

          It’s true. Look at the score.

    • RSA

      yes, he really is

  • MannyGeee

    Ray Allen just iced the Knicks…

  • Hummingbird S.

    shitty job by CC tonight

  • Erica

    FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

    Back to the Yankees.

  • bobtaco

    Way to lock it down CC

  • Kostas

    Can’t stand the NBA- become so unwatchable, but it is AWESOME to see Carmelo CHOKE!!!!

    • MannyGeee

      Amare’+’Melo = extremely unlikable team. like, Spreewell/Starberry unlikable.

      • Pat D

        Did Sprewell and Marbury ever play together? I don’t remember that.

  • cjc

    fucking knicks

  • Jonathan

    I think Beltre has swung at every pitch he’s seen tonight. Yet we still throw him strikes.

  • Pat D

    And now I see the Knicks lost. Jesus Christ on a crutch.

  • MannyGeee

    Beltre is just an animal. good thing Carl Crawford is the answer in Boston

  • Tank the Frank

    Not a good night so far.

  • cjc

    well this has been a great 2 minutes

  • Mickey Scheister

    FUCK Beltre. Someone pitch this twit high and tight!!

  • first time lawng time

    Wow CC, way to cough up some runs after we tied it for you.

    Well done, champ.

    • mbonzo

      Despite awful command, CC kept the Yanks in the game till the 6th inning.

      • first time lawng time

        they’re still in the game.

        Ony problem is that weirdo pitching for Texas has great pitch count.

        • mbonzo

          He would throw 120 pitches anyway considering Nolan Ryan believes in blowing up everyone’s arm.

  • Pat D

    I’m getting really tired of this Rangers love.

    • first time lawng time

      Seriously. It’s disgusting. I hate this team as much as I hate Boston, Toronto, Tampa Bay, LAA, Phillies, and the other 23 teams in the MLB.

      • Pat D

        Boston, Texas, LAA, Philthies, Mets are my absolute hate teams.

        I kind of hate Toronto, Seattle, Florida, Arizona for various reasons.

        The rest of the teams I can’t say I really hate. Even the Dodgers.

  • JerseyDutch

    As it stands now, AJ and Garcia are our most reliable starters. (Brain explodes.)

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

      Nope.

      • mbonzo

        Run support = reliability.

      • JerseyDutch

        Okay, I’m exaggerating a bit…

    • MannyGeee

      holy shit… Micheal Young and Beltre are getting the Pedroia treatment right now…

  • Tank the Frank

    And the Texas Ranger dick sucking begins.

    • JohnnyC

      The enemy of my enemy is my friend … ESPN’s motto.

  • cjc

    oh fuck michael young seiously

  • Pat D

    Michael Young is all about the team.

    Only after he whines about wanting to be off the team for 3 months.

    SHUT THE FUCK UP!!!!!!!!!

    • MannyGeee

      LOL… GRIT!

  • Sheepmeister

    Did the yankees kill the ESPN president’s dog or something. I don’t understand how every team BUT the yankees is deep, is a gritty blue collar team, and is God-like.

    • NHyankeesfan

      I think you might be on to something

  • Pat D

    I’ve decided that this announce team is just extremely front-running.

  • MannyGeee

    did anyone mention that CC lost 35 pounds and is still fat as shit?

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

      You should mention that next time you see him.

      • MannyGeee

        I’ll keep that in mind.

    • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

      he should go back to the Cap’n Crunch

    • Pinky

      +1

  • mbonzo

    Umpire is confusing balls and strikes.

  • Pinky

    As soon as we tie it, CC Fatbastia forgets how to pitch. Let’s get Andy back NOW.

    • Cy Pettitte

      el oh el

      • Pat D

        oh em gee.

    • JerseyDutch

      That comment was as clever as it was stupid.

      • Pat D

        /Darth Vader’d?

  • Kulish

    Hey, these Rangers hit baseballs. And that means they’re not afraid of the Big Bad Yankee Mystique….Yeah…

  • first time lawng time

    LMAO did anyone here actually expect the Knicks to beat Boston? Everyone seems so disappointed. lol

    • Greg

      I think they feel a bit teased that the game was close

    • Tank the Frank

      No way. Celtics with the ball down one? I’ve seen that movie before.

  • Epy0n

    CC will get out of this.

    • Burt Bondy

      Beltre was out. 2nd awful call to go against NY teams tonight.

  • mbonzo

    Dry hump!

  • Erica

    CANO GOT HIM WTF

  • MannyGeee

    OH MY SHIT was Beltre out!!!!!!!!!

    • MannyGeee

      Beltre still hasn’t touched the bag!

  • JerseyDutch

    Oh, I think he had him at second…

  • first time lawng time

    Whe did the Rangers get this good? It’s so random lol

    • Eloquence

      I don’t know which Rangers you’ve been watching…

  • Pat D

    Fucking out.

  • first time lawng time

    He’s still out, douchebag.

  • Esteban

    Wow Bobby V just says things before seeing replays huh?

    • Pat D

      He’s paid to talk, not to be right.

      /Morgan’d

    • Burt Bondy

      Brett Gardner should not bat one more time in this ballgame unless we take the lead and he’s in there for defense.

  • Hummingbird S.

    bad play by Robbie, gotta make that tag

  • Jonathan

    eat shit Bobby V. Cano should have straddled the bag? He had to come up just to catch it. These guys are a fucking disgrace.

    • first time lawng time

      lol If Joe Morgan was here, he’d be saying how Cano made a great play and did a great job of tagging Beltre, Cano is the best 2nd baseman in the league. lol

      Morgan LOVES Cano.

  • Urban

    Beltre 4
    Yanks 3

  • JerseyDutch

    Anyone here mobbed up? Can we get a contract out on Beltre?

  • first time lawng time

    But Buck Showalter told me the Yankees got all the calls?

    Whaaaat?

    • JerseyDutch

      He’s still mad that he found out he got fired from the Yankees from an episode of Seinfeld…

  • Greg

    Cano missed the tag and when he did tag him Beltre’s hand was on the bag. Good call

    • first time lawng time

      Looked like he got Beltre on his shoulder our side though.

  • MannyGeee

    when did the Tribe get good?

    • mbonzo

      How about those Royals?
      Alex Gordon finally remembered how to hit.

      • first time lawng time

        No I think it’s Melky Cabrera.

        He has a winner’s mentality. Remember the walkoffs?

      • Pat D

        I’m rooting for Gordon considering I think he was kind of fucked up by the team.

    • Epy0n

      Carmona was pitching some good ball this afternoon and their bullpen has not allowed a run in 21+ innings.(Not sure the exact stat.)

  • mbonzo

    Can we give Soriano a day off please? Score these runs in the 8th or 9th. You know Girardi will pitch him in the 8th if the Yanks have the lead.

    • Cy Pettitte

      RoJoMo please

    • MannyGeee

      getting his $35M out of him!

      • first time lawng time

        It doesn’t matter what he gets paid, really. It’s not like he’s a scrub pitcher, he’s one of the best in the game.

  • first time lawng time

    Let’s see if the offensive blackholecan do some damage.

  • Pat D

    My dad used to hit balls over the Sprint CEO’s head during AT&T company softball games.

    Just want everyone to know that.

  • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

    you know, “Gardner is not dwelling on his early struggles” according to Yankees.com, so maybe we shouldn’t either

    • Pat D

      But what else am I supposed to do with my time?

  • Erica

    JETES! Yes.

    • MannyGeee

      BABIP god smile upon him…

  • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

    encouraging signs from Jeter tonight

    • mbonzo

      Last night too, but nice to see him hitting a righty. I hope he tears it up so everyone can stfu and complain about Gardner some more.

  • Pat D

    Cruz almost outsmarted himself on that one. Too bad the ball didn’t bounce over his head.

  • Cy Pettitte

    something fell for Jeter…in the outfield

    oh my god

  • Cy Pettitte

    something fell for Jeter…in the outfield

    oh my god

    • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

      you can say that again.

  • Tank the Frank

    I like the way Jeter is hitting tonight. Hard hit balls the other way.

  • JerseyDutch

    Holy shit, Jeter. Two balls hit into the outfield?

  • Esteban

    Jetes with good swings off a righty? What is this, 2006?

  • Josh

    WOW that looked like it would hop over Cruz.

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

      Yeah I was already thinking triple.

  • first time lawng time

    All of Jeter’s balls have been in the air. Haha, what the hell?

  • MannyGeee

    Ogondo is starting to get a little wild

  • MannyGeee

    Napoli looks likt Kenny Powers

  • JerseyDutch

    See ya!

    • JerseyDutch

      And home runs are still bad.

      /ESPN’d

      • Josh

        A SINGLE!!!!!!!

  • Burt Bondy

    SHE’S GONE! Grandy!

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

    Cured.

  • Esteban

    #Cured

  • Pat D

    Home runs are bad, mmkay? You should hit home runs, mmkay?

    • Pat D

      Oh, well, I fucked that up, obviously.

  • Erica

    The Grandyman Can!

  • Chip

    Hey look, he actually can still hit homers against righties!

  • Burt Bondy

    We hit too many homeruns!

  • Epy0n

    Beautiful swing from Grandy!

  • Cy Pettitte

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAA GRANDY

    we win the trade

  • Urban

    Fly-ball pitchers and Yankees a match made in heaven…or at least, the Bronx.

    • Erica

      Bronx = Heaven?

      Yeah? Yeah???

      • Urban

        Is this heaven? No. It’s the Bronx.

        /Field of Dream’d

  • Jonathan

    Oh fuck we’re in trouble….3 HR’s already. How can a team win with so much power in their lineup?

    • MannyGeee

      homeruns = no grit.

    • Erica

      But Texas has Teh_P0w3r!

  • JFH

    Boom.

  • Sheepmeister

    And this is why extreme fly ball pitchers can be beaten easily.

  • Teh Comp Pick

    The Grandyman can!

  • MannyGeee

    Curtis with the big wood… huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge single home-run there

  • first time lawng time

    Gardner needs the high socks. WIth someone his size, it looks more normal with high socks. Also, I think they make him look faster.

  • mbonzo

    HELL YEA! GRANDYMAN!

  • Ivan

    I love Homeruns. Especially clutch Homeruns from my favorite team.

  • first time lawng time

    DO you guys send CC back out?

    • Burt Bondy

      No. I send in Robertson, Soriano, and Mo.

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

      Borbon is leading off, right? Send CC out to get him, then go to Robertson.

    • MannyGeee

      Borbon, Andrus, Kinsler? hells yes. if Beltre was coming up I go to joba quick

      • Pat D

        If it wasn’t a one run game, I’d say have Joba plunk Beltre.

        Just for the fuck of it.

    • Mickey Scheister

      I’d give Soriano the day off, personally.

  • MannyGeee

    Ogondo has a major lump in his face. he nds to get that shit checked out, that looks cancerous

    • Pat D

      It is distracting.

      And I would certainly hope it’s been checked out, I don’t wish the guy ill health.

  • Tank the Frank

    Only with the Yankees could the media try and make home runs a bad thing.

    What are the Yankees supposed to do? Hit the ball a little less hard? Would that make them a better team?

  • Pat D

    Notice how all of a sudden the narrative is “Ogando isn’t that good and needs to develop another pitch?”

    • Burt Bondy

      Ron Washington’s going to let him go 9 innings tonight to stretch him out.

      • Pat D

        As if he makes those decisions.

    • JimAbbottFan

      I was just going to make the same comment. “Rangers are hoping Hunter returns soon.”

    • Cy Pettitte

      that was the fastest I’ve ever seen someone go from unhittable to failed experiment

      • JohnnyC

        To be fair, the idiotic stuff comes mostly out of Shulman’s mouth..he’s a Canadian whose baseball resume is basically the Toronto Blue Jays. He, I’m very sure, hates the Yankees.

  • Mickey Scheister

    The Grandyman Can! 5 Runs on 5 Hits! Fuck you Beltre!

  • Urban

    Yeah, these announcers really are front-runners.

  • first time lawng time

    WHat’s that bulging thing on Ogando’s right cheek? It’s kinda nasty.

    • MannyGeee

      5 yrs ago without HD we woulda nvr noticed that.

  • Urban

    Joba looks heavier than yesterday.

    • Pat D

      He went to NYY Steak yesterday.

      • JimAbbottFan

        He went to NYY last inning.

  • first time lawng time

    Yankees hit too many homeruns and are bad for baseball = new media narrative at the moment.

    THey should definitely just hit dinky little infield hits and sac bunt for runs.

    • JerseyDutch

      Home runs are fascist.

      • Pat D

        Wouldn’t they be socialist or communist? Since strikeouts are fascist?

        • JerseyDutch

          Hmm, that’s a good point. Maybe they’re anarchist. We should have a round-table discussion on the matter…

          • Pat D

            I think, to be fair, both TSJC and Rose would have to be in on that discussion.

            Well, maybe not Rose.

            • first time lawng time

              Taft wasn’t an American citizen, and, therefore, an illegitimate president.

              Lol, what the heck?

      • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

        i thought strikeouts were fascist

    • Josh

      Home runs don’t warrant claws or antlers.

  • first time lawng time

    Anyone notice how CC gets a strike on the outside, and the announcers make note of it. But Ogando gets one too and they say nothing.

  • JerseyDutch

    Lockdown time.

  • Mickey Scheister

    “Success took a shot at me, whadda ya want me to do, be unsuccessful?!…”

    You know they hate-in on the success of the Yankee Stadium HRs! These would be jacks most anywhere!

  • first time lawng time

    Now, it looks like Joba is coming in for the 7th. What was the point of warming up RObertson.

    I know he was probably going to come out for the 6th in case CC couldn’t get out of trouble. But since he’s already warmed up, he should just come out for the 7th right?

    • Pat D

      Because he has to warm up in every game.

    • JDDZip

      Pitchers can sit down lol

    • Burt Bondy

      Joba is the 7th inning guy.

    • MannyGeee

      dry hump FTW!

    • JerseyDutch

      It’s dryhump D-Rob day… like it is every day…

      • first time lawng time

        Will it start to negatively affect him at some point though?

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

          Yep, definitely.

          • first time lawng time

            Has he warmed up in every game, do you know?

            It seems like it.

    • Mickey Scheister

      RIP Dry Hump Counter…you had me at 10…

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

    This is the big inning, top of the order coming up, navigate around Young and Beltre.

  • Tank the Frank

    Lock it the fuck down big man. Yeah I’m pumped… The Knicks let me down.

  • MannyGeee

    Joba has tree trunk arms

    • first time lawng time

      If he’s throwing strikes and getting outs, I don’t care what type of arms he has.

      • MannyGeee

        i was just about to make a case for his not fatness, but he look awful bloated today in the face.

  • first time lawng time

    Can someone please explain to me why/how Texas started that claws and antlers thing. I was explaining to someone how they do that every time a player does something involving speed (stealing bases, doubles, etc.) and they asked me “Why do they do that I dont get it.?” And I couldn’t answer that question.

    Why do they do that? How did it start?

    • JerseyDutch

      Claws and antlers? I could have sworn they were doing spiders and jellyfish.

      • Nogomo

        The story I heard is that a player did the antler thing in practice one day and it caught on, then they added the claw thing later. They like the esprit de corps, male bonding element of it and don’t seem to be bothered by the fact that they look silly.

        • first time lawng time

          It doesn’t make any sense though. It doesn’t seem to have anything to do with speed. lol

          • Nogomo

            Antlers = gazelles = fast runners

            Claws are used in situations where a player has been aggressive. Claws = aggressiveness.

            • JerseyDutch

              I still like spiders and jellyfish better. What runs faster than a spider?

              • first time lawng time

                A pigeon.

    • Pat D

      I would’ve changed the subject and said the “why” is not important, the mere fact that they do is just beyond disturbing.

  • Erica

    So much dry humppage. I can’t even.

    • MannyGeee

      its like a middle school make out party in the Yankees pen!

      • Erica

        Seven minutes in heaven!

        • MannyGeee

          i like your moxie!

      • The Big City of Dreams

        wtf

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

    Kill them all Joba.

  • Camilo Gerardo

    come on yankees, stop trying to hit homers and go for singles!
    /orel

  • mbonzo

    Joba’s command is ugggghhh

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

    Strikes, Joba.

  • Cy Pettitte

    ugh…

  • JerseyDutch

    Strikes, Joba. Repeat after me.

  • Tank the Frank

    Joba missing with 90mph fastball = not good.

  • Ivan

    Great throw Martin.

  • JerseyDutch

    Wow, that was some play on Martin’s part.

  • Tank the Frank

    fuck your infield hits Andrus

  • MannyGeee

    wow, Andrus coulda been awful safe there. sidebar, when was the last time you seen a 1st base coach get tossed?

  • Urban

    Ron Washington puts down his coke vial for a second.

  • mbonzo

    Out, nice call.

  • Esteban

    Robot Umps?

    • JerseyDutch

      They would have blown a circuit on that one. DOES NOT COMPUTE!

  • Ivan

    Wow that looks like a tie

  • NHyankeesfan

    Almost another infield single for Andrus. does anyone notice that Joba’s fastball seems to have a bit more movement today?

  • Esteban

    Yeah juuuuuust out

    • mbonzo

      By an inch. Its hard to believe an ump can see that. Gotta think he was just guessing there… that or Tex slipped him a $50.

  • Pat D

    Think that was a tie, but, yea, Pettis deserved to get tossed.

  • JerseyDutch

    Damn, that was truly too close to call.

  • Pasqua

    Look at you. Getting tossed out ‘cuz the ump made the right call. Now you look even more idiotic.

    • Pat D

      Pretty sure he also bumped the ump. He’ll get fined and/or suspended.

  • Pat D

    Ah, fuck me.

  • Ivan

    Ughm Fuck!!!!1

  • Erica

    OH COME ON.

  • Cy Pettitte

    and CC gets fucked again

  • Urban

    Annoyance.

  • first time lawng time

    Haha remember when it was lightning in the 4th inning?

    Haha how random.

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

    You’d swear Michael Young was actually a good player based on how he plays against the Yankees.

    • first time lawng time

      Isn’t he a good power hitter though? Or am I thinking of someone else on the team?

    • MannyGeee

      you would think he was working on a cure for AIDS on the team bus by listening to Orel and Bobby V drone on about him.

    • Urban

      Young wasn’t this good even when he was good.

  • http://twitter.com/unfixed unfixed

    CC FTND

  • MannyGeee

    of course he did. bright side is that CC is in route to a Cy Young this year

  • JerseyDutch

    Fuck, Joba…

  • V

    This team owes CC 4 wins now.

    • JDDZip

      This team doesnt owe CC shit. A team win > a win.

  • JohnnyC

    So far it doesn’t look like Joba’s recovering well enough to pitch back to back games. That’s a real problem.

    • klemy

      No matter. he’s our 7th inning guy, so he’s out there regardless.

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

      I’m pretty sure this was his fourth game in five days. At the very least it was his third in four days.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Damn…damn…damn!

  • klemy

    OMG this is fail.

  • Urban

    …of course Mr. Announcer, you can say the same thing about the Yankees. It’s funny how it’s that way in tie games that see-saw back and forth.

    • first time lawng time

      What did he say? My volumes really low so I can’t really hear.

  • NHyankeesfan

    So this is how Felix Hernandez feels after every start

    • Pasqua

      Not quite, because the score in Felix’s case would now be, like, 2-1.

  • Josh

    OMG we got Beltre out!!!!!

    • MannyGeee

      barely, that hit almost took Joba’s hand off.

  • bobtaco

    Coulda been worse, coulda been better…

  • aRX

    blahblah wins mean nothing, but it’s a good thing we got CC to 20 last year because he’s getting screwed so far.

  • first time lawng time

    Whatever couldn’t been wors.e I’m over it.

    Let’s hopoe Soriano and RIvera don’t blow it though and our offense can step it up.

  • Pat D

    Sigh, Joba.

    What are the chances it’s DRob and not Soriano in the 8th, if the Yankees have a lead?

    • first time lawng time

      Nothing.

      We have an 8th inning guy named Soriano. According to Joe, Sory’s our 8th inning guy.lol how lame

      • Pat D

        Yep, asked and answered.

    • JohnnyC

      Robertson has a similar problem…too many bases on balls. It’s something that a good bullpen doesn’t do.

    • Hummingbird S.

      zero..

  • Pasqua

    I don’t particularly care about CC’s win total, I only care about winning games that CC starts…’cuz if the Yanks don’t do that with some regularity, this is going to be a very touch-and-go season. So, tonight? This would be a good place to start.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Another Home-Run please!

    • Erica

      But home runs are bad!

  • Pinky

    Excellent, lets get the lead and give it right back. We miss you Andy!

    • Pat D

      Give it up.

    • Greg

      What the hell does Pettitte have to do with this?

      • Pinky

        If you remember from last year, Andy went a strong 7 innings only giving up 2 runs to the Rangers, with a bad back! This $162 million pitcher cant get out of the 6th inning!!

        • V

          Please go away.

        • Pat D

          Except he did get out of the 6th inning.

          You’re either trolling or not very bright.

  • NHyankeesfan

    Im calling Chavez’s first yankee homerun

    • NHyankeesfan

      I didnt say when he was going to hit it

  • MannyGeee

    new Charger loooks sick.

  • Esteban

    Hey on the bright side, CC will have less to point to when he opts out!

    • Pasqua

      ietc

    • Urban

      Based on the Cy Young voting last year, he might go 10-10 and win the Cy Young.

      • JohnnyC

        only if he’s pitching for the Mariners by the end of the season

        • Josh

          How else are we going to get Felix?

      • Kostas

        Nope. Will never happen. He is NY Yankee…. voters would not give him the same concessions they gave King Felix.

        • Urban

          Agreed.

        • JohnnyC

          voters bend over backwards to avoid giving awards to Yankees. In 1978, they gave Jim Rice the MVP over Guidry because an everyday player is more valuable to his team. In 1986, they gave Clemens the MVP over Mattingly with the reverse reasoning.

  • bobtaco

    Raf-I-Yell

  • first time lawng time

    Not sure if I want Soriano in the game right now after last night.

    Guy needs a break to clear his head.

    • MannyGeee

      didnt we discover he dont do good on back to back nights? especially on top of a shitty night?

    • mbonzo

      I am with you, but I can understand Joe putting him out there. Its his job, and if really was cold last night he should be ok tonight.

  • Cy Pettitte

    we’re about to get MFIKY’d

    • first time lawng time

      What?

      • Cy Pettitte

        Soriano’s nickname is MFIKY – mother fucker I kill you

        usually it refers to the opponent, but lately it’s been referring to his own team

  • MannyGeee

    Wendy Nix has THE sexiest voice. a little soft, a little raspy… total package

  • Kostas

    its time to get Joba straightened out… soap bars in a pillow case might work.

    • dkidd

      he is very private pyle-ish

  • Rookie

    In Joba we trust, indeed. He’s a classic case of a million dollar arm and a 10¢ brain.

    • first time lawng time

      Haha he’s been so good this year.

      You shouldn’t insult his intelligence with no evidence.

    • Esteban

      Right, because if someone is not perfect it means they’re stupid.

  • first time lawng time

    Jorge with the discipline…woooOOOooo!

    Of course, I’d have preferred a homerun.

  • Urban

    So HRs are bad, meaning it would be better for the Yankees to string together three or four straight singles to drive in a run as opposed to doing it with one swing?

  • JerseyDutch

    Martin is a fucking stud.

  • Erica

    I love Russell Martin. I LOVE HIM.

    • MannyGeee

      according to ESPN logic, he is the only good offensive player on this team… so yeah, I get the love

  • Cy Pettitte

    come on Jeter, get something in the air

    • Cy Pettitte

      ugh forgot BG is in the 9th spot today

  • JohnnyC

    pinch runner for Jorge?

  • Esteban

    The Coltrane

  • first time lawng time

    How much would it suck if we were down 5-3?

    That would ot be good, guys.

    • JerseyDutch

      What if we were down 103 to -10?

      • Esteban

        What if great rocks fell from the sky?

        • first time lawng time

          That would hurt.

          • Esteban

            What if dragons were real?

            • Pat D

              Humanity would probably be pretty fucked.

              • NJ_Andy

                But it would be AWESOME.

        • JerseyDutch

          Why does a space rock taste better than an Earth rock?

          Because it’s a little meatier.

  • mbonzo

    Hard for me to be mad at Joba for giving up that run. He’s been so good lately I really think he’s in for a big year.

  • Greg

    Here comes Rhodes

  • Urban

    I’m glad I showed Cashman-like intelligence and drafted Martin for my fantasy team.

    • V

      Both times I wanted to draft him, I was just a little too late. I have Posada and Arencibia in both of my serious leagues.

  • Teh Comp Pick

    You gotta PH A-Rod right????

    • mbonzo

      Nah, if it was the 9th inning and the Yanks were down I would say yea, but theres still plenty of time in a tie game in the 7th. Andruw Jones has been hot and can mash lefties.

  • Jonathan

    I don’t care what any of you think about bunting but Gardner needs to bunt

    • Jonathan

      or sit his ass down on the bench.

    • JerseyDutch

      Mmm, bunting is against my religion so I have to disagree.

  • MannyGeee

    ANDRUW JONES!!!!!! please christ don’t leave Gardy out there.

  • first time lawng time

    Ugh, wish anyone but Gardner was up now.

    • Cy Pettitte

      wish granted

    • Greg

      How bout Andruw Jones?

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

    Andruw Jones is about to become a True Yankee™.

  • Rookie

    For better or worse (and unfortunately for the Yankees, I think it’s very much for the worse) doesn’t Joba act and talk like he’s a 12-year old?

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

      What?

    • Tank the Frank

      What in God’s holy name are you talking about?

      • Esteban

        Germans?
        Don’t stop him, he’s on a roll.

    • JerseyDutch

      It’s the crack, right? Tell me it’s the crack.

    • mbonzo

      Have you ever watched a post-game interview with Joba. He’s got librarian glasses and a huge vocabulary. The grunt and fart thing is a joke. Joba is probably one of the smartest guys off the field.

  • Tank the Frank

    Sit down Gardy. Guess you’ll have to imagine that called strike three this time.

  • Teh Comp Pick

    A-Rod>>>Andruw

  • first time lawng time

    That would be so unfortunate if Jones GIDP.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Pinch Hitter NOW!!!!

    • Mickey Scheister

      Still the right move.

  • Nogomo

    I’m a Gardy fan but I’d bench him right now. Oh, hold up, who would pinch? Assuming Arod can’t do it. Maybe a Gardy bunt, move em over?

    • Camilo Gerardo

      so an infield single can score a run?

  • first time lawng time

    I don’t get why Soriano (allegedly, IDK if it’s true or not) doesn’t do well if he’s not closing, because
    1. with Rivera as the closer, it essentially is an 8 inning game
    2. Your approach in relief should always be the same…get 3 outs right?

    • mbonzo

      Adrenaline.

      • Nogomo

        New surroundings. More people. A lot more people.

  • Cy Pettitte

    well that was anticlimactic

  • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

    Jeter HR to RF

  • Camilo Gerardo

    at least jeter turns the lineup over, eh

  • first time lawng time

    No GIDP guys!

  • Tank the Frank

    How about some Captain Clutch? When’s the last time we had that?

    • MannyGeee

      here’s a hint, he broke his nose

  • MannyGeee

    well, shit. at least it wasn’t a dribbler to SS. oh, shit Jeter is up, hold that thought

    • jbkx

      why’d you hafta say that?

    • MannyGeee

      well, we took the scenic route, but we still got there….

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    I see what he did there. Took the pressure off Jeter. Now all he has to do is ground into one out. Well played.

    • Esteban

      You called it.

      • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

        It’s truly sad how predictable it has become.

  • mbonzo

    Jeter will become a True Yankee here. I can just feel it.

    • mbonzo

      Grounder to short, thats what I meant by a True Yankee.

  • MannyGeee

    this is exactly what happens when you dont hit a HR every inning

  • aRX

    Back to my fantasy bench…

  • JerseyDutch

    Frustrating.

  • Cy Pettitte

    well that a predictable

  • first time lawng time

    Ahh Jeter that was expected!!

  • Reggie C.

    Of course.

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

    fucking jeter and his not being effective est. early 2010.

  • V

    The only team in the majors that bats one of its worst hitters 1st or 2nd.

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

      Boston?

    • mbonzo

      In all fairness, Jeter would probably be one of the best hitters on most teams.

  • Pasqua

    Shocking.

    That’s right, Derek. I’m using sarcasm to critique your performance. Deal with it.

  • first time lawng time

    Ahh Jeter, you’re supposed to get the run in!!

  • Jenny

    ugh

  • mbonzo

    Here comes Soriano

  • bonestock94

    Can someone give me a quick summary of what happened so far?

    • Esteban

      #toomanyhomers

    • Pasqua

      2 not goods, followed by a good, followed by a not good, followed by 2 goods, followed by a not good, followed by 2 goods, followed by a not good. And now we’re here.

    • mbonzo

      CC had bad command and left some balls in the middle of the plate. Michael Young had a great game. Beltre scored all 4 rbis off CC by the 6th. Joba gave up the 5th run by none other than Michael Young.

      Yanks hit 3 homers off Ogando. Cano, Granderson, Martin.

      • bonestock94

        Perfect, thanks!

    • MannyGeee

      CC was bad (well, for CC)…

      2 big homeruns by Cano and Martin (which according to ESPN is bad for baseball)

      Beltre has been a complete Manimal

      Micheal Young is the new Pedroia by the sounds of Orel and Bobby V

      D-Rob warmed up again

      and CC & Joba are still husky

      • MannyGeee

        oh yah, Grandyman knocked one out too

      • bonestock94

        Great, thanks

  • MannyGeee

    god a can give a shit about Brian Wilsons beard

  • Urban

    Didn’t Arthur Rhodes start his career in the Negro Leagues, pitching with Satchel Paige? Dude’s been around forever.

  • Erica

    OH God. Soriano. No.

  • Pinky

    If Andy was pitching, this would not be a problem.

    • Greg

      Andy wasnt a reliever

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

        He’d probably be on the DL now anyway. He fell apart at the end of the year.

    • Esteban

      Care to expand?

    • Pat D

      OK, I think it’s Operation Shutdown time.

    • JerseyDutch

      Your ideas intrigue me and I would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

  • Ryan

    Time to see if I can hold my breath for an entire half-inning…

    • aRX

      Still alive? ;)

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

    Soriano is now the best reliever ever to pitch in Yankee stadium.

    • mbonzo

      This is like walking into Church and saying, “How about that Satan dude? He’s pretty cool huh?”

      • Pat D

        I’m tempted to do that.

        But it would mean setting foot in a church.

  • Pat D

    Wow, science and technology proves Gary Pettis is an asshole.

    • JimAbbottFan

      Didn’t need either of those to prove it.

      • Pat D

        Technically.

  • Yankeefan34

    Look at dem whiffs.

  • Cy Pettitte

    woah, this Soriano guy looks pretty good now

    • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

      he’s definitely a fair weather pitcher

  • thaaaaaaayankeeeswin

    damns

  • http://twitter.com/unfixed unfixed

    Bobby Valentine: ESPN physicist.

  • Urban

    I have really developed a powerful dislike for Murphy in his short time in the majors.

    • Pat D

      Cuz of his Red Sox roots, I’m sure.

      • Urban

        He seems to play better against the Yankees than I believe he should. For all I know, he’s only hitting .200 against the Yankees, but in my mind, he seems to keep getting hits when he shouldn’t. The Red Sox part doesn’t help.

        • Pat D

          He’s got a .900 OPS against the Yankees in 94 PA, so you’re on to something there.

  • Pat D

    The speed of sound is slower than the speed of light? But how in the holy hell does the speed of light factor into a close play at first base?

    Jesus Christ, Bobby, SHUT THE FUCK UP!!!

    • mbonzo

      Considering the Ump is about 5 feet from the play there would be no noticeable difference between sound and sight. I assume Bobby walked into the both wearing a fake mustache and glasses to be classified as a physicist.

      • Pat D

        Yea, that too.

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

      You are making me laugh right now, so much, Thank you.

    • JerseyDutch

      He changed the outcome by measuring it…

      • Pat D

        Just when they think they got the answers, I change the questions!

    • Ryan

      You know everything we see involves light… right?

      • Pat D

        Yes, stepping back now I realize I was taking “light” too literally.

  • thaaaaaaayankeeeswin

    nicccce

  • JerseyDutch

    Can you imagine how that play would have gone if Marcus Thames was in LF?

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

      I lol’d

    • MannyGeee

      counterpoint, he would have hit that pitch from Rhodes reeeeeeeeeally hard.

      • JerseyDutch

        True. What Marcus subtracted in defense he gave in offense.

    • http://twitter.com/unfixed unfixed

      Picture the best outfielder ever.

      Now picture the best outfielder wearing cement roller-skates.

  • Greg

    Anybody still worried?

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

    You’re alright, MFIKY. For tonight at least.

  • MannyGeee

    anyone else hearing those choppers outside of the Stadium? it sounds like Vietnam over the TV

    • mbonzo

      DEA is CRACKing down on Ron Washington.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Late to the thread but did anyone comment on Tex’s footwork at first base? I may be wrong but doesn’t a left gloved first baseman always have his right foot on the bag and stretches out with his left foot to reach for the throw? Tex did this last year a few times too. Any first basemen out there? Tex had his left foot on the bag on that close play with Andrus.

    • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

      He’s white, he has two left feet

      • MannyGeee

        next ur gonna tell me Tex can’t dance?

        • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

          he can two-step

        • Tank the Frank

          He’s not an ambi-turner.

    • YanksFan in MA

      When receiving the throw from the catcher you do what Tex did. If not you’d be basically showing your back to the catcher and you would really be unable to adjust to a ball thrown inside the baseline.

      • Monteroisdinero

        Thanks for the answer. You’re on the Mark, Texiera!

    • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

      That was the play where Martin threw it to him right? Looking toward home plate your left foot will be closer to the bag naturally no matter what hand your glove is on. Any other time he would be on the bag with the right foot.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Granderson + lefty has to mean a HR is coming

    • mbonzo

      Pretty amazing how well he looks against leftys this year. Kevin Long is a miracle worker.

  • MannyGeee

    goddam arthur rhodes looks like a bulldog…

  • MannyGeee

    ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh caught

  • Jonathan

    Yankee fans sounded like Red Sox fans on that one. Massive reaction to a routine flyout.

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

    “texas has an advantage right now”

    You are an idiot, my god.

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

      Yeah no kidding.

  • Greg

    What the hell is Bobby talking about?

  • V

    Russell Martin is under team control next year also, right? (Arbitration process and all that).

    • MannyGeee

      yes.

    • Avi

      Yes.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Bobby V. is a dipshit, asshole disrespecting DRob like that

  • Jonathan

    Yes Bobby V. Huge advantage for Texas with Oliver and Feliz compared to only Robertson and Mo for us.

    • mbonzo

      Yanks looked pretty good against Felix on Friday.

  • jbkx

    2011 Andruw Jones must have eaten 1996 Andruw Jones some time ago. Too bad…

    • Dice-Klay

      Strip clubs don’t have salads on their menus

  • AaronGuileWithASmile

    The game’s not really tied because the Rangers still have Darren Oliver in the ‘pen.

    Yes, ladies and gentlemen, we’ve hit a new low.

    • MannyGeee

      Darren Oliver = difference maker.

      Bobby V sounds like he’s high

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

      It’s pretty well established that Washington won’t use Feliz in a tie game, so that’s good.

      • Pat D

        But he will use him if he has a 4 run lead.

  • MannyGeee

    Cano should hit the ball hard so I can go to bed alreddy.

  • JerseyDutch

    Robbie’s got this.

  • mbonzo

    I’m feeling another homerun from Cano right here.

  • Pat D

    Robbie Cano is one of the five most irreplaceable players in baseball, according to something I read on ESPN today.

    • mbonzo

      I’d say Pujols, Longoria, Cano, Hanley, and maybe Halladay? (Miggy too but there is so much depth in first base its hard to list him top 5)

      • Pat D

        They went with Prince Fielder, Hanley, Cano, Mauer and Ryan Zimmerman. They factored in who would replace the star player, and when Alex Cora would replace Ryan Zimmerman, I guess I can see that a little.

      • The Big City of Dreams

        What about Tulo

  • bonestock94

    Damn

  • Cy Pettitte

    ugh that should have been it

  • Camilo Gerardo

    wind knocked dn?

    • mbonzo

      Cano acted like he thought he hit it out.

  • Erica

    Is Bobby drunk? Too many $9 beers? Seriously though. What the hell.

    • MannyGeee

      damn near incoherrent at this point. he sounds like Bob Uecker in Major League

  • JerseyDutch

    Sheee-it.

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

    i sense a swisher homer.

  • thaaaaaaayankeeeswin

    cano and grandy just missed big flys

  • Erica

    Alright, Swish.

  • Jenny

    Wow, can’t believe it, ESPN announcers just said something bad about Fenway.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Rhodes has to be getting tired, c’mon Chavez

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

    Kill them all, Chavy.

    • Dino Velvet

      that fuckin slays me

  • JerseyDutch

    Apparently everything the Yankees do is wrong.

  • MannyGeee

    wow, how was Tex not hustling around that turn!!!!! at least a hard turn…

  • thaaaaaaayankeeeswin

    Chavez ready to earn his stripes

  • MannyGeee

    Rhodes is allll over the place

  • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

    Damage Pictch

  • AaronGuileWithASmile

    That was a nice little insight into why Bobby V. was a bad manager.

  • Jonathan

    Well the game must really suck for you then Bobby Valentine.

  • MannyGeee

    Bobby V is slurring. I got $20 says he does not keep this job through the ASB, based on his ‘problems’…

  • thaaaaaaayankeeeswin

    boooooooooooom

  • MannyGeee

    ZOMBIE RBIs!!!!

  • Jonathan

    fuck ya Eric Chavez!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    CHAVEZ TRUE YANKEE

    lol at Rhodes falling down

  • Erica

    CHAVY!!!!!!!

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

    Zombie!

  • JerseyDutch

    Fuck to the yeah.

  • AaronGuileWithASmile

    Eric Chavez = True Yankee ™

    Good hustle from Tex

  • Alex S

    CHAVEZ!

  • NHyankeesfan

    who needs Arod?

  • Urban

    I’m digging Yankee Bench 2011.

  • bonestock94

    2001 ALLSTAR TEAM BITCHES!!!!

    • Monteroisdinero

      Let’s go back further. 1961-we need a lefty. Ford will do.

  • Esteban

    Zombie!

  • Josh

    Chavez is a True Yankee!!

  • Ryan

    If they don’t stop putting that picture of the goofy grinned douche from the fancave behind home plate, I may go insane.

  • http://twitter.com/unfixed unfixed

    Yankees bench.

    Deep.

    • Tank the Frank

      And thick.

    • Kit

      And thick.

      /memes from last year

  • mbonzo

    Honestly, I love Chavez for that, but Cashman looks fucks fucking brilliant right now. Everything he’s done (aside from Feliciano) has worked out really well.

  • jorge brosada

    Eric Chavez= true yankee

  • MannyGeee

    Teck Shareia

  • thaaaaaaayankeeeswin

    time for Martin to break this game wiiiiiide open

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

    Am I the only one irritated with Tekshera?

  • Greg

    Who said Chavez was a bad signing?

  • Pat D

    Teix would have stopped just because of Hamilton’s mere presence?

    Jesus Christ, he’s not fucking Darth Vader intimidating.

  • Erica

    When was the last time Posada was intentionally walked?

    • Ryan

      Probably the last time Bobby Valentine was sober.

      • Erica

        Zing.

  • bonestock94

    I think Arthur Rhodes needs one of those life alert bracelets after taking that spill

    • MannyGeee

      he fell backwards like a turtle on his shell… that was awesome

  • Chip

    I love watching Chavez hit

  • Camilo Gerardo

    rangers are the new rays; pesky hitting and pitching

  • Cy Pettitte

    oh man this should be good, pitcher with no control with based loaded

  • JDDZip

    I actually think he provides some humor lol

  • Jonathan

    OMG Valentine shut the fuck up. Hamilton mostly plays LF. Valentine is easily top 5 worst i’ve ever heard.

  • Pat D

    Oh my god, I just realized they scored a run without a home run!

    World to end later tonight.

    • JerseyDutch

      Glad I had a few beers.

  • Pasqua

    RAB needs to hold an “Arthur Rhoades Appreciation Night” for all that he’s contributed to the Yankees in his career.

    Arthur Rhoades: a True (Honorary) Yankee.

  • AaronGuileWithASmile

    The Yankees may have a 1 run lead with the bases loaded, but I think that Texas is still in the driver’s seat.

    Darren Oliver and Neftali Feliz are still in the bullpen, after all.

    • Pat D

      You’re absolutely right, Joe.

      /Aikman’d

    • JerseyDutch

      Right. It’s always an advantage to be a run down.

  • Urban

    Martin has a decent eye. Risky move loading the bases on Washington’s part.

  • mbonzo

    That was dumb, walk a guy who’s hitting .163 to pitch to Martin. Martin’s only 2 for 2 with homerun so far.

  • BKLYN

    Why don’t they ever let the pitcher who is coming in throw the intentional walk?

    • YanksFan in MA

      No reason to punish him by putting a runner on that he shouldn’t be responsible for. Now granted he does his job it’s a moot point but fair is fair.

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

      It messes with their control. Throwing four wide ones then trying to throw a strike ain’t easy.

      • BKLYN

        I figured that would be the only reason. You would think these pitchers have better command of their pitches…

  • MannyGeee

    interesting… walking the guy with a .175 avg to pitch to Russell Martin who has done NOTHING but hit since he got to New York…

    This is why you don’t hire a cokehead as your manager

  • Pat D

    Yay, another Beatles song ruined for a commercial.

    Fuck you, Sprint.

    Jeez, why am I so hostile tonight?

    • Kit

      It’s because you need a hug. *hugs Pat D*

      • Pat D

        Thank you.

        • Kit

          You’re very welcome. =)

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Spring is king at ruining songs via the commercial.

  • Total Dominication

    Great game.

  • jbkx

    Bobby Vag rambling plenty now.

  • thaaaaaaayankeeeswin

    dont even take the bat off your shoulder

  • Greg

    Was Nick making fun of the Rangers? Love it

  • Monteroisdinero

    Should Posada be on the bases now?

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    Grand Slam for Martin?

  • Cy Pettitte

    oh baby here we go 3-1

  • mbonzo

    I give Russ the green light here.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    r u kiddin me, russel?

  • MannyGeee

    wow, looked like Martin held up there…

  • Chip

    3-1 slider with the bases loaded? Either stupid or ballsy

  • Erica

    Enter Sandman.

    • MannyGeee

      /goosebumps

    • MannyGeee

      like, literally goosebumps everytime he walks out and that song plays.

      • Erica

        Srsly tho.

        I will never get sick of hearing that song as God walks out to take the mound.

  • MannyGeee

    well shit. looks like we gots to stay up and watch Mo close this thing out

  • Esteban

    I love the calm feeling I get when Mariano comes into a game.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    I’ve seen this a thousand times, and it’s still the best entrance in baseball. Besides Kenny Powers. La Flama Blanca!

  • JerseyDutch

    Mo >>> claws and antlers

  • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

    Dream Team: Bobby V, McCarver and Sterling :head explodes:

    • Pat D

      Replace Sterling with Ken Harrelson.

      If anyone can tolerate that, then I’m going to have to say they’re really dead.

      • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

        He Gone

        • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

          YOU CAN PUT IN ON THE BOOOAAARRRDDD!! YES!!!

        • Pat D

          You just killed a piece of my soul.

          • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

            AND THIS GAME IS OVAHHHHH!!!!

          • MannyGeee

            STRETCH!!

            • Pat D

              I guess you all hate me a lot.

        • MannyGeee

          Stretch!!!

  • http://twitter.com/unfixed unfixed

    Suddenly, cutters everywhere.

    • MannyGeee

      I feel like I’m at Spenser Gifts or Hot Topic

      • http://twitter.com/unfixed unfixed

        +42

  • AaronGuileWithASmile

    I don’t like much about the ESPN broadcasts

    But showing Rivera jogging out of the pen is a nice touch.

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

    this game needs to get got.

  • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

    this would be a nice series to win against the best team since the ’61 Yanks

    • Pat D

      Fact: The ’61 Yanks were a tad overrated.

      Have we all forgotten the ’98 team already?

      • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

        enhanced by expansion

        • Pat D

          Indeed.

  • Dino Velvet

    Kill them all, let Mo sort them out.

  • MannyGeee

    for what its worth, Martin and Beltre’s 7 hits and 2 HRs won my fantasy week for me.

    • Rich E

      In fantasy should I keep A-rod active this week or go with Chipper?
      I’m leaning towards keeping him active even with two off days and the strain.

      • MannyGeee

        with how he’s been hitting I would keep a-rod active until he hits the DL

      • NJ_Andy

        Put Chipper in UTIL though. THey’re both mashing, carrying my team right now.

  • Pat D

    How funny is it that a guy with the initials M.M. is pinch hitting for a guy named Borbon?

    Bringing back from before!

    • dkidd

      nice call back!

  • Erica

    “If you’ve never seen them before, you saw what you needed to see.”

    *explodes*

  • MannyGeee

    Bobby V just chuckles. i am actually upset that he gets paid for this…

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

    bobby v… shut up.

  • Jonathan

    Bobby V is drunk. I would put money on it.

  • Urban

    Really, Bobby, no one else has helped the Yankees over the last 15 years?

  • bonestock94

    Wow you guys arent lying, bobby v is blasted!

  • http://www.facebook.com/cecala Joseph Cecala

    As much as I love Mo, a guy that pitches around 70 innings a year is not the only reason a team wins…

  • Cy Pettitte

    lol that was just unfair

  • thaaaaaaayankeeeswin

    naaaaaaaaaaaasty

  • JerseyDutch

    Nice pitch, Mo.

  • William

    Bobby V = new joe morgan..what a fucking idiot

  • aRX

    Im sorry, did you think you were walking? lol.

  • AaronGuileWithASmile

    Don’t get me wrong, I love Mariano Rivera.

    But the statement “the Yankees success over the past 15 years is due to Rivera and only Rivera” is flat out ridiculous.

    Congratulations, ESPN. I want Joe Morgan back.

    • mbonzo

      Don’t you say that!
      Don’t you ever say that!

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

    Dirty.

  • aRX

    Thank you come again.

  • thaaaaaaayankeeeswin

    mom, im sorry…Im in love with a man and his name is Mariano

  • Erica

    CHAVY!

    WIN!

  • JerseyDutch

    Fucking awesome game, Yankees.

  • Greg

    That scared me for a minute

  • MannyGeee

    thank mo its over. Chavez really was the player of the game with his glove and batting prowess…

  • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

    Mo 42 Saves Over/Under?

    • Urban

      I would have said under at the start of the year, but he’s burst out the gate, so he has a shot. There’s a bit of luck involved in getting a lot of saves. You need close games, and they Yankees for far have had a lot of them.

    • aRX

      Since he’s only done it once since ’05, under. But it’ll be close.

  • http://twitter.com/reywtf Rey22

    Brian Cashman: MVP of todays game. Martin and Chavez coming through big!

  • swishers fauxhawk

    And on the seventh day, Mo rests.

  • Urban

    Post game on YES, for those interested.

    • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

      The only thing Yes is good for when you live in Chicago is Pre and Post Game shows.

      • Urban

        I still don’t understand why you can’t get Yankee games on YES when you live out of market. Is there anyway around that? I might lose my mind if I’m relocated outside of NY.

  • aRX

    BTW, has Bobby V really been THAT bad? I wasn’t watching the ESPN feed but to read the comments, it’s as if he’s the worst ever…

    • Erica

      Yes.

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

      It’s pretty terrible. The exaggeration is minimal.

    • AaronGuileWithASmile

      I was only able to catch 2 innings of this game. In those 2 innings, Bobby V said that the Rangers were “leading” a tie game because Oliver and Feliz are better than Robertson and Rivera, then said that the Yankees success over the past 15 years is due to Rivera (and if you get a good closer, you too can have a dynasty!)

      So yes, he really was THAT bad.

      • aRX

        So basically, every national game, we’re screwed as far as announcers go….great.

  • mbonzo

    9-5

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

    Had you told me in february that Eric Chavez would, for even one game, be the player of the game, I would have laughed so hard.

    • rek4gehrig

      Why is that? He was good, very good in ST.

  • Erica

    I could not switch the channel to YES any quicker.

  • dkidd

    that was an especially satisfying win

  • Pat D

    I will not be satisfied with a split in Toronto!

  • Rookie

    The Captain deserved better than 1 for 4. He hit a few balls hard and actually got a hit out of the infield. Exceeded my expectations — however low they may have been.

    • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

      +1

    • rek4gehrig

      Yeah. Capn looking like he’s getting his stroke back.

  • BKLYN

    Hmm… why the hell arent they doing pre-cautionary MRI’s on Hughes?

  • YankeesJunkie

    Tough game for the Yanks, but nice to see them get the win. At some point CC is just going to turn it on and it will be game over for the rest of year. Not that his year has been bad at all, but you can tell that he slightly off still. Mariano still looks ageless and when his 45 and throws in that change up…man!

  • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

    anyone know the April Saves record?

  • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

    rsox have an early game tomorrow because of the marathon, nice distraction tomorrow morning at work

  • Tank the Frank

    Jeter, Swisher and Gardner are the only regulars slugging under .500. Nasty.

    • Dino Velvet

      Swisher, Gardner, and the player formerly known as Jeter are the only regulars slugging under .500. Nasty.

      /corrected