May
01

Game 25: Frankie’s Back

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(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

The Gus era ended too soon, at least for me. But I guess if you’re taking away a Gus, you could do worse than bringing in a Frankie. Mr. Cervelli gets his first start of the season today after missing the first four or five weeks with a broken foot. Oh yes, there will be fist pumps. Here’s the starting nine…

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

Ivan Nova, SP

The game starts a little after 1pm ET and can be see on YES locally or TBS nationally. Enjoy the game.

Programming Note: There will be a feature on 2009 first rounder Slade Heathcott during the pregame show, so check it out. He’s killing the ball for Low-A Charleston right now (.370/.453/.630).

Categories : Game Threads
  • Bob Stone

    I’m looking forward to this game. Great to see Cervelli back.

    • Epy0n

      Yea we got rid of a catcher who doesn’t hit and replaced him with a catcher who hits lightly. Anyone else not really that excited for Cervelli to be back?

      • Sandman

        Complaining about the backup catcher? Really? That’s what it’s come to? Complaining about a guy making the league minimum and only seeing action once a week? Pathetic

        • The209

          i thought it was a refreshing break from the ‘bench jeter’ screams.

        • nedro

          Excuse me, but I believe that’s “patetic”…

  • http://www.freewebs.com/yankeesfansunite/apps/blog/ Matt

    How can anyone not pull for Slade after an interview like that.

  • steven

    ahhh i missed the feature of slade =/ anybbody think itll be online later??

    • BavarianYankee

      same here. Juuuuuust missed it :(

  • Rich in NJ

    I really look forward to Nova’s starts.

  • Tank the Frank

    Love that feature. A hard worker who idolizes Josh Hamilton. Gotta love that. Just keep that shoulder healthy, he should be one of the top three Yankees prospects next season.

    • The Big City of Dreams

      What is his ceiling?

  • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

    I kind of hate when games are on national TV cause then I have to choose between watching on the big screen, but with national announcers, or watching on my computer, but with YES announcers.

    Which to choose….

    • Craig

      You could always mute the tv with the call of Sterling and Suzyn….thats waht I do

      • Esteban

        Why would you subject yourself to Suzyn Waldman? Are you a masochist or something?

  • Tank the Frank

    Just an aside before the game starts; looks like Vazquez really was cooked last year.

    http://www.fangraphs.com/stats.....position=P

    So much for the “He can’t handle NY,” “He’s an NL pitcher” narratives.

    • Jose the Satirist

      Those narratives don’t stop. I’ve heard people still saying both those things. Then arguing that NY destroyed him last year and that is why he is no longer a good NL pitcher.

    • Rich in NJ

      In his first stint as a Yankee in 2004, Vazquez was one of the rare significant Yankee additions to succeed in his first month with the team, unlike Clemens, Giambi, Tino, Sheffieled, and others. So I never thought the pressure of NY was the causative factor in his underperformance. He was hurt in the second half of 2004, and in 2010, his stuff was significantly diminished from 2009.

      • LI Kevin

        Please don’t repeat this.

    • Rich in NJ

      In his first stint as a Yankee in 2004, Vazquez was one of the rare significant Yankee additions to succeed in his first month with the team, unlike Clemens, Giambi, Tino, Sheffieled, and others. So I never thought the pressure of NY was the causative factor in his underperformance. He was hurt in the second half of 2004, and in 2010, his stuff was significantly diminished from 2009.

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

        Giambi hit .282/.378/.456 in his first month with the Yankees.

  • Esteban

    I like this face of Cervelli:
    http://riveraveblues.com/wp-co.....043334.jpg

    • the tenth inning stretch

      The helmet might be even better than his Teix face.

  • Xstar7

    Nova just dethroned the “King”

  • Adam

    Uh…Paulie? El Duque meant king?

  • Rich in NJ

    Great jump.

  • Esteban

    Granderson’s got some wheeeels.

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

    Yay Grandy.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Grandy woooooow

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Does is seem like Kay says “put a star next to that one” after every great play?

  • Tank the Frank

    I just tip my cap to Bautista now. What a beast. I won’t even call him a Yankee killer…he’s just a baseball killer.

  • Total Dominication

    Wait, Robinson Cano having a better year than Grandy and A-rod and Martin? What?

    • Esteban

      Eh, Cano’s first on the team in bWAR and tied for 2nd in fWAR. That’s not an outlandish thing to say.

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

      Laziest .320/.340/.639/.979 ever.

      • The Big City of Dreams

        It’s scary how good he has become.

  • Adam

    Ok that bit about Flash not really remembering him was kind of fantastic.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Looks like the lifting paid off.

  • Esteban

    Never lift weights in the offseason again Teix.

    Wooohoo a Teix message!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    TEX!!!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Teix’s face is priceless on the slo-mo

  • Bob Stone

    Way to go Tex.

  • Dino Velvet

    Fences need to be pushed back

    /Boston-media-complex’d

    • the tenth inning stretch

      Let’s just make ‘em ridiculously tall. And green.

      • Esteban

        and have a ridiculous foul pole that is ‘pesky’

    • Tank the Frank

      Or turn one third of the field into a 36 ft high barricade.

      Now that’s a ballpark.

      • Jose the Satirist

        The rats add charm.

  • Esteban

    Is it too early to say #toomanyhomers?

    • Cy Pettitte

      bunt/home run ratio is way too low

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Wow those umpires have had TERRIBLE strike zones in this series

  • Esteban

    Wow, that’s unfortunate.

  • Rich in NJ

    Jeez…

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

    Nova’s leaving everything up. This won’t end well if it continues.

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

      So it is written…
      so it shall be

  • tom

    Home runs like that always seem pure luck to me. They’re like pop flies blown just fair

  • Esteban

    That was certainly a strike on 3-0.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    This morning I needed to replace the Panda on my fantasy team, looked at Lind, but passed. Darn you Adam Lind.

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

    the 299 ft home run (exaggeration, i know) really pisses you off.

  • Esteban

    How highly regarded is David Cooper?

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

      He’s not, really. Former first rounder, fizzled quickly, had a big year in 2010 in a league he was a) too old for, and b) repeating.

      • Esteban

        Thanks.

    • the tenth inning stretch

      Well, he has a pretty hot girlfriend.

      So there’s that.

      • Dino Velvet

        she looks like his moms.

  • Rich in NJ

    A little lucky with BABIP.

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

    BAbip’s dickin us around today.

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

      Actually, it’s karma for Bautista’s line drive.

  • First Time Poster

    How is Nova looking? No so great?

    • Tank the Frank

      That would be my estimation. Erratic command…HR he gave up was lucky but I would expect him to get hit around today if he continues pitching the way he is. Also,

      Nova – 0 swings and misses

      Litsch – 5 swings and misses

  • Dino Velvet

    whatz up with the empty seats?

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

    Nova’s faced ten batters: one walk, one strike, eight balls hit in the air.

    Uh oh.

  • First Time Poster

    How does Litsch look? Much better?

    • First Time Poster

      Stupid blackout…

  • the tenth inning stretch

    The O’Neill chicken thing = hilarious.

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

    MOTHERFUCKER.
    ok. calmed down.

  • Rich in NJ

    He looked like a goalie using his glove hand to make a save.

  • Tank the Frank

    Now Litsch is just pissing me off. I won’t say it’s because he’s a ginger, but I won’t say it’s not.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      So you’re the guy who’s passing on Dalton…

    • Esteban

      IETC

  • JobaWockeeZ

    I’m sure every player would be comfortable with a low OBP while being paid 20 million for the next 4 years.

  • Tank the Frank

    Nova has very little if anything at all today.

  • Esteban

    FISTPUMP

  • Esteban

    Wow, one of the worst pitchouts I’ve ever seen.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      And an even worse throw.

      • Esteban

        Yeah just really ugly on both sides.

  • Cy Pettitte

    that pitch out was terrible

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Nova can’t even throw a pitch out correctly.

  • Pat D

    Yikes.

  • Pat D

    Why is it that the Yankees can’t seem to stop anyone’s running game?

    • Esteban

      The fistpumps.

      • Pat D

        What kind of “fistpumps” are we talking here?

        Keep your filthy comments to yourself!

        :)

    • JobaWockeeZ

      With Andy gone I don’t think anyone checks the runners nearly as much as he did.

    • ZZ

      They are 2nd best in the AL in stolen bases allowed.

    • Tank the Frank

      It’s the Blue Jays. Their scouting reports have been outstanding. Making the Yankees look silly. Plus any time you get to face AJ you get a chance to run a lot.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    It’s never good when Jack Curry’s report is over before an out is recorded…

  • Kostas

    our pitchers fundamentals like pitch out, throwing to second to start a double play, are horrible.

    • Esteban

      Are they really worse than other teams?

      • Kostas

        predictably, yes…. except for ?

        • Esteban

          You watch all the other teams to know that their ‘fundamentals’ are all much better than the Yankees?

          • Kostas

            most… and honestly, that is not the point because I don’t root for the other teams. So their moments of ineptness are of little value. The Yankees, however, have a level of expectation that when not met it easily failure. #iswhatitis.

    • the tenth inning stretch

      Tigers. World Series.

      • Kostas

        Not sure what that means. #outofcontext

        • the tenth inning stretch

          My bad. Was referencing the terrible pitcher fielding by the Tigers in their WS appearance a few years back. I comparison, our pitchers don’t look bad at all.

  • Pat D

    Unintentional intentional walk to Bautista here?

  • Rich in NJ

    Brush. Him. Back.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Latahz, Millwood.

  • Dino Velvet

    jose batista = Juan Gonzalez

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

      Gonzalez never ever walked. Bautista always did that, even in the minors.

  • Kostas

    controlling the running game….low priority

  • Kostas

    fucking bullshit

  • jorge brosada

    Fuck Rajai Davis.

  • Esteban

    If only the Yankees could play small ball like that!!!!!11111!

  • wow

    having their way with the base paths.

  • Pat D

    Gardner better be going.

  • Cy Pettitte

    to early for BG #cured?

    • Pat D

      Yea. Still needs to get a few more hits, and stop taking so many 3rd strikes.

  • Guest

    No bunt. Just steal second.

    • Guest

      Sigh.

  • Pat D

    Siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Uggg STEAL A BASE!

  • JerseyDutch

    oh god, kill me.

  • http://twitter.com/unfixed unfixed

    FREE OUTS, HERE! GET YOUR FREE OUTS!

  • Total Dominication

    I actually approve of that bunt.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      If Gardner just stole 2nd than Cervelli could’ve bunted him to 3rd

    • Guest

      I get it with Cervelli at the plate (kind of), but not with Gardner on first. Give him a pitch to steal second at least.

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

        Yeah, really. Gardner advances to second on pretty much anything but a weak pop-up or a K.

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

    aren’t you almost wasting a sac bunt when you have gardner on first?
    HE’S LEARNING

  • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

    I just had this horrible nightmare. The Yankees sac bunted in the third inning after Gardner was walked on four pitches.

  • Total Dominication

    I’m only listening. Can someone explain to me joy Brett didn’t score.

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

      He’s suffering from a shortage of Grit lately.

    • http://twitter.com/unfixed unfixed

      He was held up.

  • http://twitter.com/unfixed unfixed

    YOU GET NOTHING!

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

    #rispfail

  • Tank the Frank

    Hmmmm…

    Four pitch walk… best base-stealer on the team at first… have the guy who just came back from a broken foot bunt!!

    This has been another installment of Pearls of Wisdom with Joe Girardi.

    • Freddy’s Mom

      Avoided the DP. Not so dumb, really. If you think Girardi is stupid, you are sadly misinformed. He’s human, but he’s not anywhere close to stupid.

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

        The bunt is dumb when the fastest runner on the team is on first base and the pitcher just threw four pitches nowhere remotely close to the strike zone (he then proceeded to hit Jeter afterwards as well).

        • Freddy’s Mom

          I would certainly agree that it woulda been nice for Cervelli to work the count a little bit, at least see if Litsch has relocated the zone, I just get a little irked at the use of the word “dumb.” Everybody here seems to think they’re smarter than the people that play the game because they’ve read “Moneyball” and spend crazy amounts of time on Baseball Reference .com. I’d just appreciate it if you said you don’t agree with decision and stop insulting people who clearly know what they’re doing. OK? And eat your vegetables, young man!

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

    In a surprising turn of events, the bunt did not work.

    • Tank the Frank

      It set up that entire inning for failure.

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

    Well, that inning was all kinds of awesome.

  • Cy Pettitte

    i don’t even…

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Most predictable DP ever

  • JerseyDutch

    Sure glad we gave them that free out.

  • Guest

    Is it me, or doesn’t it feel like a lot of our recent DPs have come with someone on third with less than two outs?

    I’m sure its just confirmation bias, but it certainly sucks.

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

      I have a feeling like our DP’s have all had something to do with a bunt.

  • Pat D

    Somehow I just knew that Teix was going to DP.

  • wow

    this has the makings of Friday’s game all over it…

  • Rich in NJ

    Another reason why the bunt was dumb.

  • http://Www.or.ly JM

    And they didn’t send Gardner around third on Grandy’s hit because…

    • Pat D

      It was a groundball hit, went right to Bautista who has a good arm, he was able to charge the ball and could have uncorked it.

    • http://twitter.com/unfixed unfixed

      Played it safe against Bautista’s arm.

      • http://Www.or.ly JM

        I know, but since Gardner was running on the play because it was a grounder I feel he would’ve beat Bautista’s throw.

  • Kostas

    Esteban says:
    May 1, 2011 at 2:05 pm
    You watch all the other teams to know that their ‘fundamentals’ are all much better than the Yankees?

    As pitchers.

    RK TEAM GP E FPCT A PO TC
    29 NY Yankees 24 3 .880 16 6 25
    30 Detroit 27 6 .860 26 11 43

    • Esteban

      Go on.

      • Esteban

        LEAGUE AVERAGES GP E FPCT A PO TC
        American League 27 3 .934 29 12 44
        National League 27 3 .951 33 17 52
        MLB 27 3 .943 31 15 49

  • MikeD

    Paulie always hated it when he found out what women had teeth.

  • Guest

    Gosh, I hate bunts. I hate them. I hate them so much.

    So dumb, so dumb, so dumb, so…

    • Freddy’s Mom

      Irrational. Get some reason in yo soul, boy! (or girl). And stop quoting the Bed Intruder Song!

      • Guest

        There are some isolated instances where bunting makes sense. Most of the time, it is just a bad idea. Again, bunting reduces run expectancy.

  • Pat D

    I’m guessing Rod Carew for the trivia answer.

    • JerryNYG

      I agree.

  • Esteban

    A-Rod’s slowed down a bit since the oblique injury eh?

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

      I blame Jeter.

  • Freddy’s Mom

    I’m having trouble forgiving Tex for that DP. Need to move on…

    • the tenth inning stretch

      Blame Javy.

      • Freddy’s Mom

        I’d like to. I will try it. I just wish he’d taken a few pitches. He seemed to be in a hurry to squash my hopes!

  • Esteban

    Gingers are just the worst.

  • MikeD

    Annoyance.

  • Cy Pettitte

    so it’s gonna be one of those games…

  • Esteban

    Unbelievable. It’s a DP fest today.

  • Kostas

    Sometimes watching the Yankee players run is like watching an entire game in slow motion.

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

    I hate the DP.

    Again, can someone tell me if the Yanks do it more than anyone, because it seems like it. That’s just anecdotal though.

    • Freddy’s Mom

      Cardinals led the league acoupla days ago.

    • Pat D

      Coming into today they’d hit into 30. Angels and Rangers have hit into 31.

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

      The Yankees are fourth in MLB with 30, but the three teams ahead of them have each played three more games.

      http://www.baseball-reference......ting.shtml

      • Freddy’s Mom

        props for finding that so fast. I FAILED.

  • ChrisR

    Does anyone know how much DP’s the yankees have this season? :(

  • Pat D

    Nova’s not pitching that great, but the offense isn’t helping him so far either.

  • Guest

    * Mini-rant that is totally pointless since I know the vast majority of people here agree with me*

    Seriously, why do people still bunt so often? I will concede that there are indeed a few, isolated scenarios where bunting makes sense (E.g. Tie game in the bottom of the ninth where the value of scoring exactly one run is immense and you also have the right combo of hitter/baserunner). But people bunt so often in other situations, its mind boggling.

    Further, there have been so many recent analyses and studies that have shown pretty conclusively that bunting is usually a TERRIBLE idea. Yet teams still do it and the mainstream sports media still gives them props for doing so. I feel like I am taking crazy pills. I mean, its like they are all apart of the same huge flat earth society and the rest of us are just left to mutter “Fuck the heck?” to each other.

    The only explanation I can think of is that they all think there is something so noble, so morally superior about the bunt (and small ball in general) that any evidence to the contrary must either be ignored or unabashedly refuted.

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

      I blame the legacy of the dead ball era. Then the bunt made more sense.
      Modern baseball is a game tainted by greedy assholes who cheat and lie. We like to believe that this is a modern invention, like the home run.
      Deep within our minds, the home run and the asshole are inexorably connected. After all, look at the people who hit a lot of them. Ruth, Mantle, Williams, Bonds and A-Rod and others are generally either drunk or mean or both.
      So we figure, “if we stop hitting home runs, we’ll purify this gentlemen’s game of wit and speed”, in complete ignorance of a man named Ty Cobb.
      The bunt is merely secondary. By bringing the bunt in, we bring in an obsolete element of the game that we long for.
      But it’s just dumb.

    • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

      Because the National League is awesome and DHes, and home runs, are eviiiiiiiiil.

    • Freddy’s Mom

      I don;t see that there’s all that much bunting. It still takes people completely by surprise. When it works we all love it. Have a nice day and don’t smoke or do drugs to excess!

      • Guest

        But Freddy’s Mom, the point is it that bunts reduce your run expectancy in any given inning. (You might see a *slight* increase in your odds of scoring one run, but the total number of runs you can expect to score in that inning is lower when you bunt than when you don’t bunt). So, the odds are, it will not “work” as well as not bunting.

        Pretty much any bunting outside of the ninth inning of a tie game is too much bunting. I rarely, if ever, love it.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    What’s up with the tiny little Rajai Davis ‘stache?

  • Pat D

    Fistpump!!!

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

    Yay Frankie.

  • Rey22

    Has Cervelli always worn #17? Could have sworn he was #20something.

    • Cy Pettitte
      • Rey22

        There we go, thanks.

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

      They gave 29 to Soriano and gave Cervelli 17 instead. Poor guy didn’t even get dinner out of it or anything, they just took it.

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

        It’s because Soriano is a jerk and bad in the clubhouse.

        /Media’d

        • Dino Velvet

          it’s because the Yankees don’t value grit

          /Boston-Media-Complex’d

      • Pat D

        Soriano can’t afford to take Frankie out to dinner. His salary for the next two years isn’t guaranteed.

        (cue uncontrollable laughter)

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

      He wore #29 last year, but Soriano took that.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Bautista is a bigger tool than Beckett and Braden combined. yes or no? I’m going with yes.

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

      Nah. Bautista is a little bitch, but what Braden did last year was really really really really really douchey.

    • IRF

      What’s wrong with Bautista? Besides being really really good at hitting baseballs.

      • Pat D

        He came off as very Ortiz-like in that sequence.

  • Pat D

    Jeez, looking at those team DP stats was fairly interesting for the overall league averages.

    The NL is hitting .252/.320/.389 and the AL is hitting .249/.319/.394.

    Granted it’s still very early but last year the league averages were higher come the end of the year. And last year was “The Year of the Pitcher.”

  • http://Www.or.ly JM

    Alright, time to SCORE

  • JerryNYG

    Not for nothing but the pitch inside to Bautista in the video retrospective made me laugh. Nova is soooo gangster.

    • the tenth inning stretch

      Honestly, I loathe Bautista. That video is one of my faves.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Nova hasn’t looked his best today, but he’s been pretty good at getting out of jams and keeping the damage minimal.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Hip Hip!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    I figured out why Jorge was struggling. He was on my fantasy team. You’re welcome, he’s never going to get out again.

  • IRF

    Wow, I can’t remeber ever seeing Jorge run that fast.

  • MikeD

    The Yankees have a replacement for Posada if he doesn’t hit. We really don’t have one for Jeter, so he’s more of a concern.

    • JerseyDutch

      Nunez is going to replace them both. At the same time.

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

    Gardner looking not terrible.

  • RalphieD

    wow look at gardner swining on a 3-1 count at ball four..and getting a hit!

  • Rey22

    Gardner looking good lately. Awesome.

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

    Bunt, no?

  • Yankeefan34

    Go Gardner! He is has looked so much better this series. Hopefully this means he is coming around.

  • MikeD

    Oh, no. What is Girardi going to do here.

  • JerryNYG

    Nice to see Gardner with a patient at bat, seeing a pitch he likes and driving it out to shallow right. Let’s see if he can swipe a bag before this thing is over.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Brett Gardner, bigtime pull hitter?

  • 28 this year

    Gardner is back. Getting walks and hits. Just the way we like him. Now if only he steals more aggressively and cervelli doesn’t bunt the first pitch…

  • IRF

    Gardner has looked sooooooo much better these last few games

  • Cy Pettitte

    I’ll take it

  • Guest

    Steal third.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Small ball!!!

  • 28 this year

    Cervelli – two pitches, two outs.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    The sad part is Michael Kay was serious about bunting Cervelli to “stay out of the double play”, as if he’s a pitcher at the plate. smh

  • Guest

    He’s fast.

  • Dino Velvet

    why would escobar do that?

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      According to Brian Butterfield he’s a gold glover

    • Reggie C.

      Panicked. bad play in giving up the sure out.

  • MikeD

    The most productive ground out to SS from Jeter all year.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Wow…I thought he had him though.

  • http://twitter.com/unfixed unfixed

    Jeter gets credited for Escobar’s blunder.

    I’ll take it.

    • http://twitter.com/unfixed unfixed

      Oops. Fielder’s choice.

  • Cy Pettitte

    that was pretty dumb, Gardner scores on a base hit anyway

    • http://twitter.com/unfixed unfixed

      Unless it’s hit to Bautista.

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

    This game’s actually pretty entertaining.

  • MikeD

    What is that scored?

    • JerryNYG

      Fielder’s Choice with no out associated, I believe.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Maybe Gardy yelled “Ha” on his way past and confused Escobar.

    • Pat D

      Ha!

  • Ryan

    2 Players on my Fantasy Team this week:

    Player A: 3 R 2 HR 4 RBI 0 SB 5BB .286 AVG 1.090 OPS
    Player B: 5 R 2 HR 3 RBI 1 SB 5 BB .545 AVG 1.869 OPS

    GUESS WHO?

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

      B is Gardner.

  • JerryNYG

    THE GRANDYMAN CAN!!!!! Man, is he having a hell of a year or what?

  • Dino Velvet

    daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa grandy man can!

  • the tenth inning stretch

    The Grandy Man. Whoa.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    So much for small ball.

    • MikeD

      I know, but Grandy killed the rally.

      • A-Rod’s Hip

        Knew we should’ve cut him when we had the chance. SMH

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

    Granderson smallballed the shit out of that.

    • JerseyDutch

      That’s double secret small ball.

  • Cy Pettitte

    GRANDY!

  • Guest

    Why have an Anderson, when you can have a GRANDerson?

    • the tenth inning stretch

      John Sterling, is that you?

  • Rey22

    And that’s why you give him the green light even though Tex has 5 grand slams and A-Rod has 22.

  • http://twitter.com/unfixed unfixed

    no bunts = good things happen

    • the tenth inning stretch

      Just wait til we pull out the fake bunts. We’ll massacre them.

      • http://twitter.com/unfixed unfixed

        #butcherboyhomeruns

  • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

    Homers since August 14, 2010:
    Jose Bautista 27
    Troy Tulowitzki 23
    Curtis Granderson 22
    Albert Pujols 20

    but, but… AJax and IPK!

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

      Ajax is one strikeout shy of having twice as many strikeouts as hits.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    The best part about that inning: no bunting.

  • Cy Pettitte

    ARod looks awful lately

  • Dino Velvet

    Now if only Seattle can give Felix some run support….

  • IRF

    6th inning uh oh

  • CS Yankee

    You know you have depth problems when juan Riveria is your 5th hitter.

    • CS Yankee

      err, Juan Rivera

    • the tenth inning stretch

      …and he squares to bunt.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    Good boy Nova. :)

  • http://twitter.com/unfixed unfixed
  • Guest

    Let’s get some runs and alleviate the need to use the Formula. Would love to see some more of the Carlisle and Pendleton show.

  • 28 this year

    i want to see Nova go into the 7th again today. His stuff isn’t as sharp as last time but Toronto has a better offense at the moment than the CWS and Nova is doing well. Might as well have him practice getting through the order more because if Girardi never lets him, he will never learn.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Nova, to 7.2 and beyond!

    • Cy Pettitte

      let’s just get to 6.2, lol

      • the tenth inning stretch

        My bad. *facepalm*

  • Rey22

    He’s tired. Pitching waaay up.

  • Cy Pettitte

    the 6.1 wall

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

    You’re already, Ivan.

  • Tank the Frank

    I didn’t have Nova throwing ANY changeups today. Weird.

  • IRF

    Another quality start from Nova. It wasn’t pretty but I’ll take 6.1 innings and 2 runs from my #4 any day.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Nova gets a pint of Turkey Hill. On me.

  • JerryNYG

    I give Nova some respect for how hard he fought today. He will break the 7.0 barrier before too long.

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

    LOL Jenks.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      lmao!

    • IRF

      Why was he left in there so long?

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        Patience, Daniel-san.

    • http://twitter.com/unfixed unfixed

      Jenkum.

  • jorge brosada

    Rajai needs to just get hurt again already. Fucking steals are so annoying

  • IRF

    No fastballs please

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

    Don’t walk him, fastball down the middle.

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

      Dammit.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Fuck, it’s Boone.

  • Cy Pettitte

    time for the Boone Logan Experience

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Angels tied it up at five going into the sixth. Nice to see they decided to stop bending over for AL East teams.

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

      Don’t worry, they’ll still find a way.

  • Cy Pettitte

    they took out Bautista?

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      I hope he injured himself and will be on the DL for like 10 years.

      • the tenth inning stretch

        Ditto. With something awesome like a torn glut.

        • JMK

          Torn beard.

          • the tenth inning stretch

            Ftw.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    B0o0o0o0oo0o0ne. I still hate you though.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Boone-ninja.

  • jorge brosada

    hahaha holy crap that was smooth

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

    Boone planned that.

  • Rey22

    Holy shit, like a boss.

    That needs to be a gif very very soon.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Wasn’t it Cliff Lee that made that same play against us?

  • Pat D

    Logan’s been fine since the first week of the season.

    Just saying.

  • wow

    anyone else having problems with MLV.tv … this sucks

    • wow

      *MLB.tv

  • JMK

    So do people still want to cut an appendage from Gardner?

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Why did Litch even start that inning?

  • MikeD

    Enjoying the return of Gardy.

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

    Gardner has been successful once in his last five SB attempts. Completely inexcusable.

  • MikeD

    So does TBS have a back-up game? I just checked in to see the Yankee game (as expected) is blacked out, but wondering why they don’t show the back-up game? Or is there not one?

  • http://twitter.com/unfixed unfixed

    lol @ Gardner trying to evade the tag with that dome.

    The trials and tribulations of a base stealer: The Brett Gardner Story.

    Or more aptly titled, Bonk’s Adventure.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    LOL Jeter

  • Pat D

    Another hit for Jeter!

    Oh.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    I really wanna see Jeter score after reaching on a strikeout.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Well, at least he got on base.

  • http://twitter.com/unfixed unfixed

    FACT: Jeter’s 2000th hit was a swinging bunt to 3rd.

    • The209

      is it still a FACT if you don’t write FACT, though…

      • http://twitter.com/unfixed unfixed

        Is that still a question even if you don’t use a question mark?

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    My favorite part of today’s game was when Flaherty admitted that he’s an alcoholic.

  • Rey22

    Oh boy, here we go. Soriano time.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Gardy flashing the leather today. Soriano really worries me with all the hard-hit fly balls he gives up.

  • Cy Pettitte

    They put the StubHub ad behind home plate? everyone knows Soriano doesn’t like to pitch with the StubHub ad in front of him

  • MikeD

    Stop being surprised, Kay. It’s the media that’s made up the story about Soriano having to adjust to not being a closer.

    • The209

      actually, it was Soriano. Read his quotes.

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

    This guy is allergic to 1-2-3 innings.

    • Xstar7

      At least he got the job done.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      He prefers the 1-2-4 innings.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Soriano’s ERA is 0.00 in May

    #glasshalffull

  • Pat D

    Papelbum in against Seattle.

    Sadly he’s been pitching well this year. And has the first out already.

  • Pat D

    Kay just wanted to say “armpit.”

  • MikeD

    Unrelated, but is anyone else having a problem with MLB.tv. If I try to watch the game in reduced-screen mode, it shoves the picture into the upper-lefthand corner, obscuring about half the picture. I have to go to full-screen to see the picture, which is a problem, because I can’t toggle between screens. This only started this year.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Is Mo available today?

    • Pat D

      No. Today is his day of rest, his off day.

      His “Sabbath” if you will.

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        YOU FUCKING LIAR!!!!

        • Pat D

          I was just teasing.

          • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

            lol

  • Pat D

    A hit would be nice, Alex.

    Oh bugger.

  • Xstar7

    Geez, A-Rod has really come back down to earth.

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

    OMG WHERE IS CANO

    • MikeD

      He tweaked his oblique, after reaching over to check on his pulled hamstring, which he got after tearing his achilles tendon.

      Or I don’t know.

      • the tenth inning stretch

        Ah, the old Carl Pavano move.

  • jorge brosada

    Uh oh, i hope nothings wrong with Robbie

    • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

      Don’t we all hope that?

      • jorge brosada

        I dont know what you hope and don’t hope about…

  • Xstar7

    That was strike three dammit

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Joaquin Benoit sucking again. Good stuff.

  • C-Mac

    When’d Mo lose the socks?

  • MikeD

    Does is seem like they’re using Jack Curry more this year? I’m fine with that.

    Ichiro just dropped a ball in right after the Sox.

  • jorge brosada

    Love me some Granderson. He genuinely seems like a great guy.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      He’s actually a murderer.

  • Dino Velvet

    gawd, I hate Boston.

    • Xstar7

      So do we all.

    • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

      After the 1st round of the NHL playoffs my hatred for Boston has grown even more.

  • jorge brosada

    The Red Sox are crowding around Carl Crawford celebrating a walk-off hit.

    Rarely do I see something so revolting

    • Xstar7

      The Red Sox in general are revolting

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      The Red Sox are crowding around Carl Crawford

      Rarely do I see something so revolting

      Fixed.

      • dave

        The Red Sox

        Rarely do I see something so revolting

        Fixed again.