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.

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952 Comments»

  1. Esteban says:

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

  2. JuanPabloFredMotorola a/k/a Ridiculous Upsidedown the Elder says:

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

  3. mbonzo says:

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

  4. Sheepmeister says:

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

    • mbonzo says:

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

      • Sheepmeister says:

        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 says:

          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.

  5. Cy Pettitte says:

    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

  6. Rey22 says:

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

  7. Wooderson says:

    yanks gonna RISE ABOVE GONNA RISE ABOVE

  8. Rookie says:

    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.

  9. Andy says:

    Trying not to worry about Alex

  10. Avi says:

    I’m surprised Chavez is batting ahead of Posada.

    • mbonzo says:

      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.

  11. bonestock94 says:

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

  12. Rookie says:

    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

  13. Jerome S. says:

    They just jinxed Cano.

  14. JerseyDutch says:

    Hor-gay?

    • MannyGeee says:

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

  15. Across the pond says:

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

  16. Jake H says:

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

  17. Jerome S. says:

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

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

  18. Slu says:

    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?

  19. Total Dominication says:

    Jim beam seats tonight! So psyched.

  20. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    So happy to hear Orel Hershiser.

  21. Cy Pettitte says:

    this roll call boxed thing is pretty hilarious

  22. Alex S says:

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

  23. JerseyDutch says:

    Damn, no hitter out the window…

  24. mbonzo says:

    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

  25. Across the pond says:

    That’s a lot of gold in the infield.

  26. Burt Bondy says:

    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.

  27. Reggie C. says:

    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 says:

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

  28. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Nice throw, Russel.

  29. Cy Pettitte says:

    ugh

  30. Reggie C. says:

    worst throw ever?

  31. Jerome S. says:

    Immediate switch of narrative is hilarious:

    Yankees are great at holding baserunners!

    (Andrus steals)

    Rangers are the best running team ever!

  32. Mike Axisa says:

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

  33. Esteban says:

    Squeeeeezed

  34. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    K-Zone is such a bullshit tool.

  35. MannyGeee says:

    Beltre looooves that high heat, huh…

  36. Mike Axisa says:

    That was a hanger.

  37. Slu says:

    Man I hate that guy.

  38. Cy Pettitte says:

    double ugh

  39. Reggie C. says:

    Oh fuck. CC completely missed his spot.

  40. Esteban says:

    JODER

  41. MannyGeee says:

    welllllllll, that sucks. Get Colon warming?

  42. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  43. Sheepmeister says:

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

  44. JerseyDutch says:

    In depth wrapper analysis…

  45. Rich E says:

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

  46. MannyGeee says:

    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.

  47. MannyGeee says:

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

  48. Mike Axisa says:

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

  49. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  50. Jonathan says:

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

  51. MannyGeee says:

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

  52. Esteban says:

    That was a good swing.

    /notjoking

  53. JerseyDutch says:

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

  54. MannyGeee says:

    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

  55. Jerome S. says:

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

  56. Esteban says:

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

  57. MannyGeee says:

    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…

  58. Ivan says:

    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!

  59. mike c says:

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

  60. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Double play, jackass.

  61. JerseyDutch says:

    We got a DP? The world is upside down.

  62. Jonathan says:

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

  63. Cy Pettitte says:

    Robbie please get out of the way for now on

  64. MannyGeee says:

    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…

  65. Urban says:

    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.

  66. dkidd says:

    “yes i have”

    joe d was bad-ass

  67. Mike Axisa says:

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

    • Pat D says:

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

      • Mike Axisa says:

        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.

      • Urban says:

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

        • Pat D says:

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

          Everything else is debatable.

          • Urban says:

            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 says:

              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.

  68. Cy Pettitte says:

    buh bye

  69. Pat D says:

    Buh bye.

  70. Across the pond says:

    Wow thats a shot.

  71. JerseyDutch says:

    Cano sent that one back to Texas…

  72. MannyGeee says:

    wow… Robbie hammered that thing

  73. mbonzo says:

    Yea Robbie!

  74. Reggie C. says:

    Cano on queue!

  75. Jonathan says:

    wtf is on Ogando’s face?

  76. Rey22 says:

    Cano makes it look so ridiculously easy.

  77. Jonathan says:

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

  78. Esteban says:

    Cano is so so good.

  79. unfixed says:

    K-Zone. Not a fan.

  80. Across the pond says:

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

  81. Nuke LaDoosh says:

    Is Alex really out because of stiffness?

  82. JerseyDutch says:

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

    • Esteban says:

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

    • Pat D says:

      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.

  83. Across the pond says:

    They’re just really good singles.

    Love it

  84. Jonathan says:

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

    Orel

    WOW

  85. Cy Pettitte says:

    more pop ups please

  86. Josh says:

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

  87. Hummingbird S. says:

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

    • mbonzo says:

      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.

  88. rek4gehrig says:

    Cano gives me goosebumps :-)

  89. MannyGeee says:

    OK

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

    • Pat D says:

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

    • Esteban says:

      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 says:

        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.

  90. Jerome S. says:

    BAbip motherfucker.

  91. dkidd says:

    now batting for pedro borbon…manny mota…mota…

    /best movie ever’d

  92. dkidd says:

    let’s turn 7 tonight

  93. JerseyDutch says:

    Got DP?

    (Sorry, had to say it.)

  94. Mike Axisa says:

    Eric Chavez still has it goin’ on at third.

  95. Cy Pettitte says:

    dps on our side finally

  96. Rey22 says:

    Today is GIDP payback day for the Yankees.

  97. MannyGeee says:

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

  98. unfixed says:

    TEX gonna set a record for DPs?

  99. Jerome S. says:

    “A group of well-trained athletes put together”

    Oy vey…

  100. Pat D says:

    Someone in the media giving credit to Brian Cashman?

    I thought that was forbidden.

  101. JerseyDutch says:

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

  102. Pat D says:

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

  103. Mike Axisa says:

    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.

  104. Chip says:

    This is the day that Gardner goes 4-4

  105. MannyGeee says:

    alright Russ! atta way to get on!

    he seems to get hit alot, no?

  106. Pat D says:

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

  107. Cy Pettitte says:

    fucking helll…

  108. mbonzo says:

    Jesus, Gardner has no luck right now.

  109. Greg says:

    I’m really starting to hate Brett Gardner

  110. Tom Zig says:

    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.

  111. Esteban says:

    Gardner made me switch back to the Knicks.

  112. Yankeefan34 says:

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

  113. Sheepmeister says:

    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.

  114. MannyGeee says:

    K Zone is distracting

  115. Pat D says:

    CC not his sharpest tonight.

  116. Esteban says:

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

  117. MannyGeee says:

    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…

  118. Pat D says:

    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.

  119. Pat D says:

    Nice throw, Brett.

    Fucking bloop.

  120. Jonathan says:

    Nice throw Brett

  121. MannyGeee says:

    wow. BABIP is a BITCH

  122. cjc says:

    what a joke

  123. dkidd says:

    can’t take bobby v anymore

    muting…

  124. JerseyDutch says:

    You take a picture in your head?

  125. cjc says:

    you know whats awesome about Gardner

  126. Pat D says:

    I forsee tarp coming out very quickly.

  127. JerseyDutch says:

    Shit, that thunder was loud.

  128. S says:

    Mo is pissed

  129. Cy Pettitte says:

    lol mass exodus

  130. Mike Axisa says:

    Jesus Christ the sky just exploded.

  131. MannyGeee says:

    that was awesome! whats up thunder!

  132. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Fuckin’ Knicks are so bad.

  133. Urban says:

    …and Roy Hobbs steps to the plate.

  134. Sheepmeister says:

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

  135. MannyGeee says:

    sounds like the Knicks are shittig the bed down the dial

  136. Urban says:

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

  137. MannyGeee says:

    DPs!!! nice of CC to show up

  138. Erica says:

    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?

  139. Greg says:

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

  140. Sheepmeister says:

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

  141. JerseyDutch says:

    Hail? Uh-oh.

  142. MannyGeee says:

    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.

  143. Urban says:

    If midges show up…

  144. Jonathan says:

    BABIP BUFU so far

  145. Ivan says:

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

    • Sheepmeister says:

      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 says:

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

  146. Mike Myers says:

    Ogando 1 – Robbie 1

  147. Jake H says:

    will the O ever show up?

  148. 3Dale says:

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

  149. Mike Myers says:

    Capps took over for Nathan, for you fantasy heads

  150. Burt Bondy says:

    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.

  151. Erica says:

    I wish Walt Frazier could also be a Yankees commentator.

  152. Ivan says:

    Nice Shot Billups

  153. Pat D says:

    Wow, even Torrealba was able to beat that out.

  154. Cy Pettitte says:

    are you fucking kidding me

  155. Mike Myers says:

    this looks like “one of those nights”

  156. Nuke LaDoosh says:

    First JorGay, Now TeckShara…STFU Bobby V

  157. Reggie C. says:

    WTF !!

    CC doing himself no favors.

  158. Kostas says:

    Ut oh.

  159. Erica says:

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

  160. mbonzo says:

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

  161. Pat D says:

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

  162. Cy Pettitte says:

    good job CC

  163. Mike Axisa says:

    Nice job, CC. Put something together, offense.

  164. JerseyDutch says:

    Time to wake up the bats.

  165. Jonathan says:

    Is there no open thread for all the Knick fans?

  166. Ivan says:

    Back to Back ridiculous moves by Amare, holy crap.

  167. Pat D says:

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

    • Esteban says:

      You’re just a shill for T-Mobile haha

      • Pat D says:

        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 says:

          Ha I was just teasing.

          • Pat D says:

            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.

  168. MannyGeee says:

    1 hit huh…

  169. Reggie C. says:

    EPIC Knicks-Celtics game going on right now.

  170. first time lawng time says:

    haha our offense sucks so much right now. lol

  171. Cy Pettitte says:

    Chavez! It’s like A-Rod lite

  172. Mike Axisa says:

    Zombie Eric Chavez knows what’s up.

  173. Reggie C. says:

    pastadivingKinsler …

    much better than pastadivingJeter!

  174. Mickey Scheister says:

    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.

  175. Kostas says:

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

  176. Reggie C. says:

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

  177. Ivan says:

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

  178. JerseyDutch says:

    No BABIP love tonight…

  179. Sheepmeister says:

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

  180. first time lawng time says:

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

  181. Hummingbird S. says:

    BOMBERS!

  182. Pat D says:

    Russell has muscle!

  183. JerseyDutch says:

    Bam! Martin!

  184. mbonzo says:

    RUSSELLS GOT MUSCLE!

  185. Mike Axisa says:

    Nail polish power!

  186. MannyGeee says:

    ohhhhhhhhh Russell!

  187. Greg says:

    There we go

  188. Reggie C. says:

    RUSSELL MARTIN … making Cashman look like a str8upPIMP!

    • Nogomo says:

      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.

  189. Jonathan says:

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

  190. Pat D says:

    Still no BABIP love for the Yankees.

    Tee hee.

  191. bobtaco says:

    Another one of those special singles…

  192. cjc says:

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

  193. MannyGeee says:

    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

  194. Reggie C. says:

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

  195. Jonathan says:

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

  196. Ivan says:

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

  197. Mickey Scheister says:

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

  198. Erica says:

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

  199. oldmanalex says:

    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.

  200. JerseyDutch says:

    CC does not look like a happy man tonight.

  201. Mike Axisa says:

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

  202. MannyGeee says:

    Ray Allen just iced the Knicks…

  203. Hummingbird S. says:

    shitty job by CC tonight

  204. Erica says:

    FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

    Back to the Yankees.

  205. bobtaco says:

    Way to lock it down CC

  206. Kostas says:

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

  207. cjc says:

    fucking knicks

  208. Jonathan says:

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

  209. Pat D says:

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

  210. MannyGeee says:

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

  211. Tank the Frank says:

    Not a good night so far.

  212. cjc says:

    well this has been a great 2 minutes

  213. Mickey Scheister says:

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

  214. first time lawng time says:

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

    Well done, champ.

  215. Pat D says:

    I’m getting really tired of this Rangers love.

    • first time lawng time says:

      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 says:

        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.

  216. JerseyDutch says:

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

  217. Tank the Frank says:

    And the Texas Ranger dick sucking begins.

  218. cjc says:

    oh fuck michael young seiously

  219. Pat D says:

    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!!!!!!!!!

  220. Sheepmeister says:

    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.

  221. Pat D says:

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

  222. MannyGeee says:

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

  223. mbonzo says:

    Umpire is confusing balls and strikes.

  224. Pinky says:

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

  225. Kulish says:

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

  226. first time lawng time says:

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

  227. Epy0n says:

    CC will get out of this.

  228. mbonzo says:

    Dry hump!

  229. Erica says:

    CANO GOT HIM WTF

  230. MannyGeee says:

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

  231. JerseyDutch says:

    Oh, I think he had him at second…

  232. first time lawng time says:

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

  233. Pat D says:

    Fucking out.

  234. first time lawng time says:

    He’s still out, douchebag.

  235. Esteban says:

    Wow Bobby V just says things before seeing replays huh?

  236. Hummingbird S. says:

    bad play by Robbie, gotta make that tag

  237. Jonathan says:

    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 says:

      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.

  238. Urban says:

    Beltre 4
    Yanks 3

  239. JerseyDutch says:

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

  240. first time lawng time says:

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

    Whaaaat?

  241. Greg says:

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

  242. MannyGeee says:

    when did the Tribe get good?

  243. mbonzo says:

    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.

  244. first time lawng time says:

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

  245. Pat D says:

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

    Just want everyone to know that.

  246. Nuke LaDoosh says:

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

  247. Erica says:

    JETES! Yes.

  248. Nuke LaDoosh says:

    encouraging signs from Jeter tonight

    • mbonzo says:

      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.

  249. Pat D says:

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

  250. Cy Pettitte says:

    something fell for Jeter…in the outfield

    oh my god

  251. Cy Pettitte says:

    something fell for Jeter…in the outfield

    oh my god

  252. Tank the Frank says:

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

  253. JerseyDutch says:

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

  254. Esteban says:

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

  255. Josh says:

    WOW that looked like it would hop over Cruz.

  256. first time lawng time says:

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

  257. MannyGeee says:

    Ogondo is starting to get a little wild

  258. MannyGeee says:

    Napoli looks likt Kenny Powers

  259. JerseyDutch says:

    See ya!

  260. Burt Bondy says:

    SHE’S GONE! Grandy!

  261. Esteban says:

    #Cured

  262. Pat D says:

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

  263. Erica says:

    The Grandyman Can!

  264. Chip says:

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

  265. Burt Bondy says:

    We hit too many homeruns!

  266. Epy0n says:

    Beautiful swing from Grandy!

  267. Cy Pettitte says:

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAA GRANDY

    we win the trade

  268. Urban says:

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

  269. Jonathan says:

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

  270. Sheepmeister says:

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

  271. Teh Comp Pick says:

    The Grandyman can!

  272. MannyGeee says:

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

  273. first time lawng time says:

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

  274. mbonzo says:

    HELL YEA! GRANDYMAN!

  275. Ivan says:

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

  276. first time lawng time says:

    DO you guys send CC back out?

  277. MannyGeee says:

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

  278. Tank the Frank says:

    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?

  279. Pat D says:

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

  280. Mickey Scheister says:

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

  281. Urban says:

    Yeah, these announcers really are front-runners.

  282. first time lawng time says:

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

  283. Urban says:

    Joba looks heavier than yesterday.

  284. first time lawng time says:

    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.

  285. first time lawng time says:

    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.

  286. JerseyDutch says:

    Lockdown time.

  287. Mickey Scheister says:

    “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!

  288. first time lawng time says:

    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?

  289. Mike Axisa says:

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

  290. Tank the Frank says:

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

  291. MannyGeee says:

    Joba has tree trunk arms

  292. first time lawng time says:

    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 says:

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

      • Nogomo says:

        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.

    • Pat D says:

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

  293. Erica says:

    So much dry humppage. I can’t even.

  294. Mike Axisa says:

    Kill them all Joba.

  295. Camilo Gerardo says:

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

  296. mbonzo says:

    Joba’s command is ugggghhh

  297. Cy Pettitte says:

    ugh…

  298. JerseyDutch says:

    Strikes, Joba. Repeat after me.

  299. Tank the Frank says:

    Joba missing with 90mph fastball = not good.

  300. Ivan says:

    Great throw Martin.

  301. JerseyDutch says:

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

  302. Tank the Frank says:

    fuck your infield hits Andrus

  303. MannyGeee says:

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

  304. Urban says:

    Ron Washington puts down his coke vial for a second.

  305. mbonzo says:

    Out, nice call.

  306. Esteban says:

    Robot Umps?

  307. Ivan says:

    Wow that looks like a tie

  308. NHyankeesfan says:

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

  309. Esteban says:

    Yeah juuuuuust out

    • mbonzo says:

      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.

  310. Pat D says:

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

  311. JerseyDutch says:

    Damn, that was truly too close to call.

  312. Pasqua says:

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

  313. Pat D says:

    Ah, fuck me.

  314. Ivan says:

    Ughm Fuck!!!!1

  315. Erica says:

    OH COME ON.

  316. Cy Pettitte says:

    and CC gets fucked again

  317. Urban says:

    Annoyance.

  318. first time lawng time says:

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

    Haha how random.

  319. Mike Axisa says:

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

  320. MannyGeee says:

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

  321. JerseyDutch says:

    Fuck, Joba…

  322. V says:

    This team owes CC 4 wins now.

  323. JohnnyC says:

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

  324. Mickey Scheister says:

    Damn…damn…damn!

  325. klemy says:

    OMG this is fail.

  326. Urban says:

    …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.

  327. NHyankeesfan says:

    So this is how Felix Hernandez feels after every start

  328. Josh says:

    OMG we got Beltre out!!!!!

  329. bobtaco says:

    Coulda been worse, coulda been better…

  330. aRX says:

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

  331. first time lawng time says:

    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.

  332. Pat D says:

    Sigh, Joba.

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

  333. Pasqua says:

    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.

  334. Mickey Scheister says:

    Another Home-Run please!

  335. Pinky says:

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

  336. NHyankeesfan says:

    Im calling Chavez’s first yankee homerun

  337. MannyGeee says:

    new Charger loooks sick.

  338. Esteban says:

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

  339. bobtaco says:

    Raf-I-Yell

  340. first time lawng time says:

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

    Guy needs a break to clear his head.

    • MannyGeee says:

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

    • mbonzo says:

      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.

  341. Cy Pettitte says:

    we’re about to get MFIKY’d

  342. MannyGeee says:

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

  343. Kostas says:

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

  344. Rookie says:

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

  345. first time lawng time says:

    Jorge with the discipline…woooOOOooo!

    Of course, I’d have preferred a homerun.

  346. Urban says:

    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?

  347. JerseyDutch says:

    Martin is a fucking stud.

  348. Erica says:

    I love Russell Martin. I LOVE HIM.

  349. Cy Pettitte says:

    come on Jeter, get something in the air

  350. JohnnyC says:

    pinch runner for Jorge?

  351. Esteban says:

    The Coltrane

  352. first time lawng time says:

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

    That would ot be good, guys.

  353. mbonzo says:

    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.

  354. Greg says:

    Here comes Rhodes

  355. Urban says:

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

    • V says:

      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.

  356. Teh Comp Pick says:

    You gotta PH A-Rod right????

    • mbonzo says:

      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.

  357. Jonathan says:

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

  358. MannyGeee says:

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

  359. first time lawng time says:

    Ugh, wish anyone but Gardner was up now.

  360. Mike Axisa says:

    Andruw Jones is about to become a True Yankee™.

  361. Rookie says:

    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?

  362. Tank the Frank says:

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

  363. Teh Comp Pick says:

    A-Rod>>>Andruw

  364. first time lawng time says:

    That would be so unfortunate if Jones GIDP.

  365. Mickey Scheister says:

    Pinch Hitter NOW!!!!

  366. Nogomo says:

    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?

  367. first time lawng time says:

    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?

  368. Cy Pettitte says:

    well that was anticlimactic

  369. Camilo Gerardo says:

    at least jeter turns the lineup over, eh

  370. first time lawng time says:

    No GIDP guys!

  371. Tank the Frank says:

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

  372. MannyGeee says:

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

  373. Stratman9652 says:

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

  374. mbonzo says:

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

  375. MannyGeee says:

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

  376. aRX says:

    Back to my fantasy bench…

  377. JerseyDutch says:

    Frustrating.

  378. Cy Pettitte says:

    well that a predictable

  379. first time lawng time says:

    Ahh Jeter that was expected!!

  380. Reggie C. says:

    Of course.

  381. Jerome S. says:

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

  382. V says:

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

  383. Pasqua says:

    Shocking.

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

  384. first time lawng time says:

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

  385. mbonzo says:

    Here comes Soriano

  386. bonestock94 says:

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

  387. MannyGeee says:

    god a can give a shit about Brian Wilsons beard

  388. Urban says:

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

  389. Erica says:

    OH God. Soriano. No.

  390. Pinky says:

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

  391. Ryan says:

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

  392. Jerome S. says:

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

  393. Pat D says:

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

  394. Yankeefan34 says:

    Look at dem whiffs.

  395. Cy Pettitte says:

    woah, this Soriano guy looks pretty good now

  396. thaaaaaaayankeeeswin says:

    damns

  397. unfixed says:

    Bobby Valentine: ESPN physicist.

  398. Urban says:

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

    • Pat D says:

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

      • Urban says:

        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.

  399. Pat D says:

    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!!!

  400. thaaaaaaayankeeeswin says:

    nicccce

  401. JerseyDutch says:

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

  402. Greg says:

    Anybody still worried?

  403. Mike Axisa says:

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

  404. MannyGeee says:

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

  405. Monteroisdinero says:

    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.

  406. Cy Pettitte says:

    Granderson + lefty has to mean a HR is coming

  407. MannyGeee says:

    goddam arthur rhodes looks like a bulldog…

  408. MannyGeee says:

    ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh caught

  409. Jonathan says:

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

  410. Jerome S. says:

    “texas has an advantage right now”

    You are an idiot, my god.

  411. Greg says:

    What the hell is Bobby talking about?

  412. V says:

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

  413. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  414. Jonathan says:

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

  415. jbkx says:

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

  416. AaronGuileWithASmile says:

    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.

  417. MannyGeee says:

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

  418. JerseyDutch says:

    Robbie’s got this.

  419. mbonzo says:

    I’m feeling another homerun from Cano right here.

  420. Pat D says:

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

    • mbonzo says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

        What about Tulo

  421. bonestock94 says:

    Damn

  422. Cy Pettitte says:

    ugh that should have been it

  423. Camilo Gerardo says:

    wind knocked dn?

  424. Erica says:

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

  425. JerseyDutch says:

    Sheee-it.

  426. Jerome S. says:

    i sense a swisher homer.

  427. thaaaaaaayankeeeswin says:

    cano and grandy just missed big flys

  428. Erica says:

    Alright, Swish.

  429. Jenny says:

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

  430. Cy Pettitte says:

    Rhodes has to be getting tired, c’mon Chavez

  431. Mike Axisa says:

    Kill them all, Chavy.

  432. JerseyDutch says:

    Apparently everything the Yankees do is wrong.

  433. MannyGeee says:

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

  434. thaaaaaaayankeeeswin says:

    Chavez ready to earn his stripes

  435. MannyGeee says:

    Rhodes is allll over the place

  436. AaronGuileWithASmile says:

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

  437. Jonathan says:

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

  438. MannyGeee says:

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

  439. thaaaaaaayankeeeswin says:

    boooooooooooom

  440. MannyGeee says:

    ZOMBIE RBIs!!!!

  441. Jonathan says:

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

  442. Cy Pettitte says:

    CHAVEZ TRUE YANKEE

    lol at Rhodes falling down

  443. Erica says:

    CHAVY!!!!!!!

  444. JerseyDutch says:

    Fuck to the yeah.

  445. AaronGuileWithASmile says:

    Eric Chavez = True Yankee ™

    Good hustle from Tex

  446. Alex S says:

    CHAVEZ!

  447. NHyankeesfan says:

    who needs Arod?

  448. Urban says:

    I’m digging Yankee Bench 2011.

  449. bonestock94 says:

    2001 ALLSTAR TEAM BITCHES!!!!

  450. Esteban says:

    Zombie!

  451. Josh says:

    Chavez is a True Yankee!!

  452. Ryan says:

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

  453. unfixed says:

    Yankees bench.

    Deep.

  454. mbonzo says:

    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.

  455. jorge brosada says:

    Eric Chavez= true yankee

  456. MannyGeee says:

    Teck Shareia

  457. thaaaaaaayankeeeswin says:

    time for Martin to break this game wiiiiiide open

  458. Jerome S. says:

    Am I the only one irritated with Tekshera?

  459. Greg says:

    Who said Chavez was a bad signing?

  460. Pat D says:

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

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

  461. Erica says:

    When was the last time Posada was intentionally walked?

  462. bonestock94 says:

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

  463. Chip says:

    I love watching Chavez hit

  464. Camilo Gerardo says:

    rangers are the new rays; pesky hitting and pitching

  465. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  466. JDDZip says:

    I actually think he provides some humor lol

  467. Jonathan says:

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

  468. Pat D says:

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

    World to end later tonight.

  469. Pasqua says:

    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.

  470. AaronGuileWithASmile says:

    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.

  471. Urban says:

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

  472. mbonzo says:

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

  473. BKLYN says:

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

  474. MannyGeee says:

    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

  475. Pat D says:

    Yay, another Beatles song ruined for a commercial.

    Fuck you, Sprint.

    Jeez, why am I so hostile tonight?

  476. Total Dominication says:

    Great game.

  477. jbkx says:

    Bobby Vag rambling plenty now.

  478. thaaaaaaayankeeeswin says:

    dont even take the bat off your shoulder

  479. Greg says:

    Was Nick making fun of the Rangers? Love it

  480. Monteroisdinero says:

    Should Posada be on the bases now?

  481. Stratman9652 says:

    Grand Slam for Martin?

  482. Cy Pettitte says:

    oh baby here we go 3-1

  483. mbonzo says:

    I give Russ the green light here.

  484. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    r u kiddin me, russel?

  485. MannyGeee says:

    wow, looked like Martin held up there…

  486. Chip says:

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

  487. Erica says:

    Enter Sandman.

  488. MannyGeee says:

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

  489. Esteban says:

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

  490. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

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

  491. JerseyDutch says:

    Mo >>> claws and antlers

  492. Nuke LaDoosh says:

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

  493. unfixed says:

    Suddenly, cutters everywhere.

  494. AaronGuileWithASmile says:

    I don’t like much about the ESPN broadcasts

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

  495. handtius says:

    this game needs to get got.

  496. Nuke LaDoosh says:

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

  497. Dino Velvet says:

    Kill them all, let Mo sort them out.

  498. MannyGeee says:

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

  499. Pat D says:

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

    Bringing back from before!

  500. Erica says:

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

    *explodes*

  501. MannyGeee says:

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

  502. Jerome S. says:

    bobby v… shut up.

  503. Jonathan says:

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

  504. Urban says:

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

  505. bonestock94 says:

    Wow you guys arent lying, bobby v is blasted!

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

  507. Cy Pettitte says:

    lol that was just unfair

  508. thaaaaaaayankeeeswin says:

    naaaaaaaaaaaasty

  509. JerseyDutch says:

    Nice pitch, Mo.

  510. William says:

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

  511. aRX says:

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

  512. AaronGuileWithASmile says:

    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.

  513. aRX says:

    Thank you come again.

  514. thaaaaaaayankeeeswin says:

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

  515. Erica says:

    CHAVY!

    WIN!

  516. JerseyDutch says:

    Fucking awesome game, Yankees.

  517. Greg says:

    That scared me for a minute

  518. MannyGeee says:

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

  519. Nuke LaDoosh says:

    Mo 42 Saves Over/Under?

    • Urban says:

      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 says:

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

  520. Rey22 says:

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

  521. swishers fauxhawk says:

    And on the seventh day, Mo rests.

  522. Urban says:

    Post game on YES, for those interested.

  523. aRX says:

    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…

    • Jerome S. says:

      It’s pretty terrible. The exaggeration is minimal.

    • AaronGuileWithASmile says:

      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.

  524. Jerome S. says:

    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.

  525. Erica says:

    I could not switch the channel to YES any quicker.

  526. dkidd says:

    that was an especially satisfying win

  527. Pat D says:

    I will not be satisfied with a split in Toronto!

  528. Rookie says:

    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.

  529. BKLYN says:

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

  530. YankeesJunkie says:

    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!

  531. Nuke LaDoosh says:

    anyone know the April Saves record?

  532. Nuke LaDoosh says:

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

  533. Tank the Frank says:

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

    • Dino Velvet says:

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

      /corrected

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