Game 26: No Robbie


(AP Photo/Gail Burton)

Robinson Cano said after yesterday’s game that he expected to play in tonight’s game despite a bruised left hand, but that won’t be the case. The second baseman is not in the lineup for tonight’s series opener against the Tigers, but hopefully it’s just one of those “give him the extra day just to make sure he’s healthy since it’s only early-May” type deals. The good news is that precautionary x-rays turned up negative, so there’s no (obvious) break. Here’s the starting nine…

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

Bartolo Colon, SP

First pitch is scheduled for a little after 7pm ET, and the game can be seen on YES locally and ESPN nationally. Enjoy.

Phil Hughes Update: Hughes had tests performed by the specialist in St. Louis today, but there’s no word on the results just yet. Hopefully after the game or tomorrow.

Categories : Game Threads


  1. J.R. says:

    Hopefully Nunez can keep up hi 400/500/600 line.

    That said, I love seeing Colon dominate teams.

  2. #RIP Robinson Cano.

    Anyway, I’m hoping the Yanks can capitalize on Verlander’s tendencies to throw lots of fastballs. If they can’t score the early run, they better work the count and get to the soft bullpen.

  3. Wandering Bear says:

    Fortunately with Bartolo on the mound we shouldn’t need Robbie’s bat. It is a battle of aces but we can get enough production from 2-3-4 to give Bartolo all the run support he needs.

  4. theyankeewarrior says:

    Miguel Cabrera should not see one good pitch in this series. This lineup is unimpressive. Especially after him.

    • Cy Pettitte says:

      somehow I doubt Colon pitches around him, he probably gets 3 straight 95 mph fastballs, lol

    • theyankeewarrior says:

      Apparently the Yankees disagree. They would rather pump him fastballs. 2 for 2. Unreal. It’s like the Manny treatment all over again. We’re not afraid!!!!! We’re the Yankees!

  5. First time lawng time says:

    NY morale way up since last night. Last night brought back some emotional memories that are gona be a driving/motivational force. Yankees = US’s team / NYs team. Yanks gona string together some wins. Be 5-2 at worst this week.

    Expect .700 ball the rest if the way folks.

    (can’t gurantee they’ll do well in the postseason though.)

  6. First time lawng time says:

    Ugh ESPN? We always lose onESPN.

  7. Cy Pettitte says:

    GODZILLA! walk off, awesome

  8. Nancy Newman looks more and more like a middle-aged Angelina Jolie. Kinda scary.

  9. Mike Axisa says:

    Bob Lorenz in the booth!!!

  10. Nuke Ladoosh says:

    Happy for the ESPN gift since I’m on the road.

  11. Cy Pettitte says:

    Jeter: king of the infield hits

  12. What’s up with Inge running in front of Peralta?

  13. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Jeterian hit!

  14. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Well Jeter gave back a hit he wasn’t supposed to get. Meh.

  15. jorge brosada says:

    god Jeter just sucks in so many ways

  16. JimAbbottFan says:

    May as well have been a ground out after that.

  17. Mike Axisa says:

    Oh Jeter. You’re old and slow.

  18. Xstar7 says:

    Ha Ha Jeter with another cheapie hit. Also the Detroit fans barely seemed to react to Granderson.

  19. MikeD says:

    So not even mild applause for Granderson on his return, or did I miss something, like my hearing.

  20. NHyankeesfan says:

    Thats just good old BABIP luck

  21. Jonathan says:

    Jeter just isn’t good at ANYTHING anymore. I can’t even fathom 3 years from now.

  22. jorge brosada says:

    Oh come on Alex you’ve gotta be kidding me.

  23. Cy Pettitte says:

    ARods look so bad lately, slightly discouraging…

  24. Mike Axisa says:

    Four of the first five guys reached, but still two outs. Bah.

  25. Cy Pettitte says:

    so this will either be a grand slam or a strikeout

  26. NHyankeesfan says:

    Unfortunately im guessing strikeout

  27. First time lawng time says:

    Verlander’s face kinda looks like Cliff Lee’s.

  28. Jonathan says:

    If Jorge could lay off the high heat he’d already have walked. Arod has to still be hurt doesn’t he?

  29. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:


  30. Mike Axisa says:

    Fuck, over the wall. That cost them a run.

  31. CBean says:


  32. jorge brosada says:

    Hip hip motha fuckas

  33. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Yeah jorge will never get out again since I traded him.

  34. Xstar7 says:


  35. Cy Pettitte says:

    HIP FUCKING HIP! didn’t know you had it in ya Jorge

  36. Well Jorge stays true to form…he hit it over the fence.

  37. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Is that gone in YS?

  38. Rey22 says:

    Damn, Tigers got lucky there. Should’ve been 3

  39. MikeD says:

    One way to solve a below-average BABIP. Hit the ball over their heads.

    Should I start feeling better about Jorge’s ABs the last couple of games.

  40. Midland TX says:

    1) LOL A-Jax.
    2) That was a 100mph fastball that Posada hit!

  41. Jonathan says:

    If that doesn’t go over the fence and Jeter doesn’t steal, we’re up 4-0. cmon Russell!

  42. RalphieD says:

    immensely impressive ab by posada

  43. NHyankeesfan says:

    hopefully Martin drives in 2 more. Verlander gets scary when he settles in

  44. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    That’s a slam in any other park, Plus the ball HOPPED INTO THE FUCKING BUSHES costing us a run!!!! How can we live with that kind of shitty luck????

    /Mocha Joe’d

  45. JimAbbottFan says:

    Verlander has some nasty stuff, but no control. Yankees need to make the most of this.

  46. Esteban says:

    Not a 3 true outcome.

  47. MikeD says:

    So 32 pitches in the first. Why do I have this feeling Verlander goes at least seven, if not eight, and throws under 110 pitches.

  48. Guest says:

    32 pitches. Nice.

  49. jorge brosada says:

    well we def could have gotten a few more there with a little better luck, but we got 2 runs in and worked the shit out of Verlander in that inning

  50. Jose the Satirist says:

    The one thing this booth could improve on is excitement. That double by Posada sounded like a routine play when I was looking away from the television.

  51. Xstar7 says:

    Boy do I regret that Granderson trade now.

  52. jorge brosada says:

    da da da Bartolo!

    lulz @ Ajax

  53. Jonathan says:

    Wow..that was a great AB AJax….Closest person to Detroit has an obligation to Yankee fans to kill Rick Sutcliffe.

  54. Xstar7 says:

    Robinson Cano makes that play.

  55. Jonathan says:

    That pitch might be the farthest from being a ball that I’ve seen on Gameday that wasn’t called a strike.

  56. jetrer says:

    lucky. Bad decision by Nunez

    • MikeD says:

      It wasn’t a bad decision (if you mean throwing to get the lead runner). He was just slow and almost lost the out.

  57. jetrer says:

    Bartolo can’t bend that low

  58. a.hinds says:

    what ever happened to Robinson (dont call me Robbie) Cano?

  59. If Colon can hold Miggy to GB singles through his legs, I’d be happy to let him have those.

  60. Cy Pettitte says:

    I’m glad I don’t have to hate Brett anymore, that sucked.

  61. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    LOL Nunez

  62. Cy Pettitte says:

    NUNIE!!!! on an 0-2! god damn

  63. jorge brosada says:

    Nice Nunez, I dont even mind that you went for the triple. That was a good play from Verlander

  64. Esteban says:

    Woooo Eduardo. Can’t blame him too much for being aggressive.

    ANd this si the most boring booth ever.

  65. Big hit by Nunez, hope he was sent to 3rd.

  66. JimAbbottFan says:

    Smart play by Verlander.

  67. RalphieD says:

    verlander with the amazing cut off…nunez totally would of been safe…awful idea with 0 outs though

  68. Mike Axisa says:

    Nunez just hit a ball farther than any ball Jeter hit this year. Not even mad at him for getting thrown out, I like the aggressiveness.

  69. kmarx says:

    I thought Flash was a catcher… Or is he just trolling calling those pitches sliders?

  70. MikeD says:

    Wouldn’t it make sense that Derek would even ocassionally hit a ball hard?

  71. Shouldn’t Verlander have been behind the plate backing up the throw to the catcher?

    • JDDZip says:

      yes I live in Michigan and the Tigers announcers were talking about that. Verlander messed up but it was a lucky break because he happened to be there

    • Green Man says:

      Yes. But the 1b should bearound the pitchers mound for a cut off. I’m guessing the tiger 1b is either too lazy to be where he should be or too drunk to get to remember.

  72. Midland TX says:

    Every Yankee reached safely the first time around, yet they only have 3 runs.

  73. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:


  74. jorge brosada says:

    Ehh, at least this one was in the air and left the infield

  75. JimAbbottFan says:

    What is going on?! No homeruns but 3-0. Jeter gets a hit?! Madness!

  76. Midland TX says:

    Hahaha, Except A-Rod and Martin. Self-imposed internet timeout for me.

  77. Xstar7 says:

    Great at bat by Jeter.

  78. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Well look at that. Jeter got a hit on something other than a ground ball through the hole.

  79. forensic says:

    Geez, the crowd is as quiet and boring as the announcers, and that was even before the runs started scoring.

  80. Rey22 says:

    51 pitches. Not even 1 inning. Looking good.

  81. Chip says:

    O man, that two seemer just isn’t fair

  82. Esteban says:

    Nasty shit there from Colon

  83. Colon just keeps mowing down hitters.

  84. Cy Pettitte says:

    the movement on that two-seamer still blows my mind

  85. Xstar7 says:

    Am I the only one heard some guy yell “Ay Ay Ay Kid” after Colon struck out the leadoff batter? Lol

  86. Cy Pettitte says:

    Avila? seriously?

  87. YankeesJunkie says:

    Just a slight bump on the road, just keep doin’ your thing thing Colon.

  88. Mike Axisa says:

    That was a shot. Opposite field in this park is no joke.

  89. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    95 mph. Sick. Fucking sick.

  90. Esteban says:

    ARod needs to get his shit together.

  91. I hope this isn’t the part where he starts sending us down in order.

  92. Kostas says:

    Nunez is such a disappointment. He took too many pitches to be Cano’s replacement. If he can’t go up there and hack at the first pitch… wasted effort.

  93. Xstar7 says:

    Alex is officially in a slump. But to be fair that was a great pitch to finish off A-Rod.

  94. Andy says:

    What’s wrong with Alex? Baltimore game aside, he hasn’t been the same hitter since he sat for a few games with that strained back.

  95. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Why did we trade AJax? WHY???????

  96. Kostas says:

    Man, AJax has just flopped. Guess he wasn’t always a super hitter in AAA, though.

  97. Chip says:

    I was just wondering to myself how long it would take before the league starts sitting on that 2 seamer on the inside to lefties

  98. Cy Pettitte says:

    “Phil Hughes’ tests came back negative for all circulatory and vascular issues. Back to the drawing board.”

    good, I guess, still wanna know what’s wrong

    • MannyGeee says:

      its te Joba rules coming back to haunt us all… didn’t need a circulatory expert to figure that out

  99. Mike Axisa says:

    Bah, not sure why they pitched to Miggy with two outs and first base open.

  100. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Swisher throws like a girl.

  101. jorge brosada says:

    can we just IBB Miggy everytime this series please?

  102. forensic says:

    Didn’t the news break around 10pm central? Is it sad that I’m wondering why Jeter, Sabathia, and Posada were still at dinner at that point?

  103. forensic says:

    Why would you pitch to him with first base open, two outs, and a guy on second?????

  104. Dalelama says:

    The brilliant Girardi delivers again… Should have IBB Cabrera.

  105. Chip says:

    Well thank goodness for Hughes, tests came back negative

  106. MannyGeee says:

    wow, that was a loud ground out.

  107. MannyGeee says:

    yo… u think dat Pedrioa should git a sanwich?

    wha, yuu mean da Lazah Show?

    I now hate the Nashua Garden…

  108. Mike Axisa says:

    Trivia answer = Mo, I believe.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

      Yep. I remember Santana should have won but HOW DARE A PITCHER WIN THE CY YOUNG WITH ONLY 16 WINS.

      • Jose the Satirist says:

        Same thing happened that year in the NL. Clemens couldn’t win because he only had 13 wins.

  109. Jonathan says:

    9 baserunners through 3+…wow

  110. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Gardner is now batting over .200. Success.

  111. Chip says:

    BUNT!!!! That’s how much faith I don’t have in Jeter right now

  112. Xstar7 says:

    Okay Eduardo, whatever you do, DON’T HIT INTO A DOUBLE PLAY!

  113. Jonathan says:

    78 pitches. he’s lucky it’s not 5 or 6 runs too. Here comes the bunt?

  114. Cy Pettitte says:

    so much fail in this AB

  115. Dalelama says:

    Why can’t big leaguers bunt

  116. Sean C says:

    The Yankees working over Verlander= great for me as a Yankee fan, bad for my fantasy team’s pitching. Though, the former unequivocally outweighs the latter.

  117. Jonathan says:

    holy shit…what’s on Nunez’s thumb?

  118. Chip says:

    Damn it Nunez, you need to advance there

  119. Cy Pettitte says:

    Nunez needs to take 2nd so that Jeter can’t GIDP

  120. Jonathan says:

    funny game. it’s essentially like he got the bunt down successfully.

  121. Kostas says:

    Nunez fail… should be at second. Again, fundamentals.

  122. Jonathan says:

    Nunez is trying to be a worse baserunner than Robbie.

  123. Mike Axisa says:

    Alright good steal Eduardo. Shoulda been there on the WP, but that’ll do.

  124. Yankeefan34 says:

    Well that fixed that problem.

  125. Esteban says:

    Slowwww bat

  126. Xstar7 says:

    Clutch Jeter. Clutch.

  127. Chip says:

    Color me not surprised, damn it Jeter

  128. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Jeter, Jeter, pumpkin eater.

  129. jetrer says:

    suckitude = Jeter

  130. Jonathan says:

    I can NEVER figure out why this doesn’t happen more often. They almost never throw down in MLB with a runner at 3rd. Glad to see us take advantage. Derek Jeter isn’t a major league baseball player. What a fucking joke.

  131. jorge brosada says:

    take away the GIDP from Jeter and he gives you a strike out

    • Kit says:

      I think so. I vaguely remember someone last year (not sure if it was Joba or Valverde hitting the 100′s on the gun).

      • Kit says:

        Ugh…sorry. *I vaguely remember someone last year (not sure if it was Joba or Valverde) hitting the 100′s on the gun.

  132. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Fuck. Excellent play.

  133. jetrer says:


  134. Esteban says:

    Wow, nice play by Verlander

  135. jorge brosada says:

    Seriously? I can’t believe Verlander made that play. And the fact that we came away with no runs

  136. Jonathan says:

    What a frustrating inning….holy shit.

  137. Dalelama says:

    Fricking Jeter where his ground ball when you need it?

  138. Chip says:

    O man, Granderson got absolutely robbed of two RBI there, nice play

  139. Cuso says:

    Jeter got owned. flat out owned.

    Grandy just was unlucky.

  140. Xstar7 says:

    FUCK FUCK FUCK. Verlander has gotten really lucky today.

  141. jetrer says:

    Jeter .158 ba with RISP this year … so much for Captain Clutch

    • forensic says:

      I still find it funny that every regular, and several subs, has gotten a walk-off hit in the last 2+ years except him. I wonder if he can make it AJ’s entire 5 year contract without one.

  142. Second and third with one out, really wanted runs there. At least we made Verlander work.

  143. jorge brosada says:

    I feel guilty. It’s almost like i’ve completely forgotten about all of Jeter’s past greatness and now whenever i see him at the plate I don’t expect anything. It’s like i want him to get 3000 hits and then just go away

  144. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Nice inning.

  145. Esteban says:

    Johan Santana in 2005: 231.2 IP, 180 H, 45 BB, 238 Ks, 77 RA, 155 ERA+, 7.6 fWAR

    He got robbed.

  146. Kostas says:


  147. Esteban says:

    That’s an unconventional way to catch a flyball there by Boesch.

  148. MannyGeee says:

    wow… thought that was gonna drop between aJax and Bosch out there.. that was tailing off quick

  149. Xstar7 says:

    Good job swinging at ball four Swish.

  150. Carl says:

    Clearly, Verlander’s settled down, and it showed. Now Colon has to keep Ramon and Miguel from getting on base.

  151. Mike Myers says:

    Verlander is damn good…good thing we got to him early.

  152. The Central is totally upside-down. Never would’ve seen that coming.

  153. Carl says:

    Of course, he’s also gotta keep Inge and/or A-Jax from hitting one out.

  154. Mike Myers says:

    hahah andrew just got caught daydreaming!

  155. Cy Pettitte says:

    ohhhhh my that two-seamer was god-like

  156. jorge brosada says:

    I feel bad for Ajax. Yeah its funny seeing him strikeout against us, but i dont like seeing the kid down like that

  157. Esteban says:

    Austin Jackson strikes out. #commentsfromforever.

  158. MannyGeee says:

    Ramon Santiago is starting to be a problem

  159. Cy Pettitte says:

    please get Ordonez, save Miggy for next inning

  160. Carl says:

    I just said don’t let Santiago back on base. Now it’s either get Magglio or deal with Miguel again.

  161. DCBX says:

    AJax being fitted for the sombrero… can’t imagine why he was traded.

    • MannyGeee says:

      it took 5 years in professional sport and a major trade, but it looks like the BABIP Fairy finally caught up to him…

  162. Cy Pettitte says:

    Colon FTW, so efficient too

    wtf at Andruw? lmao

  163. kmarx says:

    I love you Andruw.

  164. Lorenz sounded surprised to see a runner going from first on a 3-2 count with two outs.

  165. forensic says:

    Santiago is now 11-20 in his career against Colon. What the hell is that about?

  166. Dalelama says:

    It looks like Bartolo is running out of gas.

  167. YankeesJunkie says:

    I have not seen a Colon move that fast since the last time I had a prune milkshake.

  168. First Time Poster says:

    In all seriousness how “for real” is Colon becoming? Are injuries really the only concern at this point? It seems as if the stuff is legit… to legit to quit, even.

  169. Carl says:

    And Colon won’t have to deal with Miggy. Until the bottom of the 6th, that is.

  170. Xstar7 says:

    Phew. Wasn’t really a jam but it felt like it with you know who on deck. Good job so far Bartolo. A few insurance runs would be nice.

  171. MannyGeee says:

    hiphip jorge finally not hitting homeruns.

  172. CBean says:

    yay multi-hit game for Sado!

  173. Jonathan says:

    jorge with the goatee??? sticking it to the man

  174. Sheepmeister says:

    I know its verlanders last inning, but I can’t help but be annoyed he has gone into the 6th

  175. Cy Pettitte says:

    Leyland: “I must break you”

  176. Esteban says:

    Hey Gardner up to .211/.325/.408. That’s almost not terrible.

    • 28 this year says:

      honestly, i am liking Gardner, everyone slumps so to see him breaking out of it and showing that his approach does work is refreshing really good for the Yanks going forward. I like him as an OF for his six years.

  177. Hummingbird S. says:

    wow, 100mph and its like pitch 120

  178. Rey22 says:

    Verlander’s arm is gonna fall off. 100mph at pitch 122. Jesus.

  179. jetrer says:

    come on Jeter, shock me with a big hit

  180. forensic says:

    I wonder if Leyland is having a Fernando Rodney flashback.

  181. jetrer says:


  182. Mike Axisa says:

    Getting pretty sick of Jeter never ever ever coming through. Clutch my ass.

  183. Jonathan says:

    it really is just fucking sad at this point. how much more can he take?

  184. MannyGeee says:

    someone wake Leyland up and remind him that its still May… he might need his only good starter this season… 127 pitches. goddam!

  185. Cy Pettitte says:

    would it kill Jeter to be clutch, just once this year?

  186. jorge brosada says:

    Ugh, Jeter the old geezer bails out JV again

  187. a.hinds says:

    wow, gasssssss, i was almost routing for verlander right there, i know, worst yankee fan ever.

  188. Esteban says:

    I’m so surprised. Not surprised.

  189. Wandering Bear says:

    Gardner has been drawing more walks and Jeter has been drawing more strikeouts. I think it’s about time Girardi inform the captain that he will be hitting 9th in the order from now on.

  190. Dalelama says:

    Fricking Jeter…..

  191. forensic says:

    “The last thing you want to do when you’re not swinging the bat well is to get the most at-bats on the team,” Long said. “It’s a smart move. He’s a smart kid, so he gets it. He doesn’t have to be happy about it, but at this point in time, it’s the best thing to do.”

    That’s Kevin Long on Gardner. I wish one of the sort-of gutless beat writers would actually ask Girardi why that doesn’t apply to Jeter.

  192. Sean C says:

    Tip of the hat to Verlander. He got lucky here and there, but straight-up battled for 6 innings. The bullpen is ours now.

  193. Naved says:

    props to Verlander on that at bat. That was boss

  194. wow says:

    please Jeter, just please.

  195. NHyankeesfan says:

    its a christmas miracle. he got out cabrera

  196. Urban says:

    So is Colon a “little” thinner, or have I simply gotten used to his girth? Perhaps the better he pitches, the thinner he appears. Win another Cy Young Award, I’ll see Ron Guidry/Tim Lincecum on the mound.

    • Cy Pettitte says:

      he probably loses 15 pounds from sweating throughout a start, that may be it

      • jorge brosada says:

        But gains weight later from being so hungry while on the mound.

        It’s like a 2 step foward, 1 step back approach for him

  197. Detroit bullpen looking a bit less homeless this time around.

  198. jetrer says:

    Bartolo is partying like its 2005.

  199. JimAbbottFan says:

    Damn that two-seamer is sick.

  200. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Colon for the ASG!

  201. Monteroisdinero says:

    I thought there was no “I” in Derek Jeter.

  202. Jonathan says:

    I can’t believe how fucking awesome Bartolo is.

  203. jorge brosada says:

    Bartolo= 2011 WS MVP

    book it

  204. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Weaver giving it up to Pedroia. Lame.

    • Cy Pettitte says:

      WTF is up with the Angels bending over for the AL East teams, I thought for sure Weaver would handle them.

      • Mike Axisa says:

        The Angels always bend over for the Red Sox. They’re the biggest frauds in the league, play well against everyone but the good teams.

      • Jose the Satirist says:

        Weaver couldn’t put Pedroia away, that is the difference in the game. It was a 13 pitch AB battle. It wasn’t bending over.

  205. Wandering Bear says:

    It was ace against ace tonight and Bartolo proved that he is better than Verlander. Hopefully the offense can give us a couple more against their awful pen. It would be a shame if the offense and bullpen combined to ruin another gem by our starter.

    • Chip says:

      Well it’s not like the Tigers have 9 real men hitting. It’s like a giant and 8 other ants hitting

  206. Sayid J. says:

    Lance Berkman. Wow.

    Unsustainable doesn’t do his BABIP and HR/FB numbers justice, but still, what a start.

  207. JobaWockeeZ says:

    And the Angels again shrivel up to the Sox. Fuck you guys.

  208. jorge brosada says:

    Ok, Arod’s slump is officially becoming really annoying

  209. jetrer says:

    why does YES insist on giving a view of the umpire’s ass

  210. JimAbbottFan says:

    I never heard such silence on a 2 strike count with 2 outs.

  211. Hummingbird S. says:

    Teix so slow..

  212. Cy Pettitte says:

    runs please

  213. Total Dominication says:

    When did A-rod’s average drop 100 points?

  214. MannyGeee says:

    Raburn sucks out loud in LF…

  215. Jon says:

    Cano better be back soon because I don’t see the Yankees going anywhere this year without him.

  216. Hummingbird S. says:

    please dont swing and miss on the curve down and inside

  217. Carl says:

    I’d rather have waved Tex home, Thompson.

  218. Total Dominication says:

    How do you take that?

  219. JobaWockeeZ says:

    We need to tell the Yankees every inning is the first inning.

  220. Total Dominication says:

    Colon for the Comeback Player of the Year award!

  221. Carl says:

    I don’t think Raburn’s arm is that good. Thompson should’ve waved Tex home.

  222. MannyGeee says:

    wow, Posada got froze up by an 89 mph 4 seamer down the pike. can girardi let him catch bp sessions in between innings? shit, let him wear the chest protector or something in the dugout…

  223. Cy Pettitte says:

    phew….heart stopped for a sec

  224. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    What???? Where’s the Seventh Inning Guy?? I know Colon only has 80+ pitches but what about the Binder???
    Huh Joe????

  225. Avila, are you kidding me?

  226. YankeesJunkie says:


  227. Cy Pettitte says:


  228. Total Dominication says:


  229. jorge brosada says:

    Fucking Aviles, what the fuck

  230. MannyGeee says:

    well… there goes Colon’s win.

  231. Mike Axisa says:

    Damn, and here I was thinking that one run lead would hold up for seven innings.

  232. Urban says:

    Oh, come on.

  233. Wandering Bear says:

    There’s only two guys that can hit in this lineup and Bartolo has let both of them beat him.

    • I know Cabrera drove in a run, but I think holding him to a groundout and a couple singles is a win. Keeping him in the park is the big thing, especially with runners on.

    • Chip says:

      How do you stop that though? I mean he threw like 6 straight fastballs and then Avila hits a change-up in the other batters box out the other way, you just tip your cap

    • Urban says:

      Avila was drafted in the 34th round and was a .280 MLB hitter. Not sure he’s the guy I would expect to beat us.

      • Urban says:

        .280 minor league hitter. I think he hit .210 last year. He’s not someone that should have had a game like this, but it happens.

  234. Hummingbird S. says:

    unfortunate, he was pitching a heckuva game

  235. Xstar7 says:

    Fuck. I knew Avila would hit another home run.

  236. Chip says:

    O man, I don’t know how that got out

  237. jetrer says:

    Jackson should be his last batter no matter what

  238. JD says:

    That was a changeup out of the zone, Avila is just hot this year

  239. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    We better be able to squeeze across another run soon…

  240. CBean says:

    Maybe the Yankees should stop stranding runners in scoring position! we should have so many more runs than we do.

  241. wow says:

    that’s on the offense.

  242. Hummingbird S. says:

    Great game Bartolo… lets hope the offense can get you a W

  243. YankeesJunkie says:

    Seven strong innings from Colon, most likely up to the pen and the offense to take this game from the Tigers.

  244. DCBX says:

    damn, missed the sombrero.

  245. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Another stellar out from Colon. I salute thee.

  246. Sheepmeister says:

    Who is looking forward to the Soriano vs Cabrera matchup that is inevitably coming in the 8th?

  247. Dela G says:

    damn you avila!!!

  248. jorge brosada says:

    damn, Arod has a cannon of an arm

  249. YankeesJunkie says:

    Obviously Al was available today.

  250. Wandering Bear says:

    They have the worst pen in baseball. There’s no reason we can’t put one across even with Jeter coming up if a man gets on base.

  251. Urban says:

    Sort of related to today’s YES text question they just showed on which former Tiger great you’d like to see play, I’m doing some research on a baseball that I’ve identified as being from the 1950s that has the signatures of every living Tiger HOFer from that time, and some non-HOFers who were significant players, and a few non-significant players.

    Ty Cobb, Mickey Cochrane, Charlie Gehringer, Sam Crawford, Goose Goslin, Al Simmons etc., moving down to known, but less significant Tigers like Elden Auker, who until 2006 was the last person alive who signed the ball.

    There is one signature, and only one signature, we can not figure out, although I’ve been trying to figure it out for a few years.

    From what I can tell, the Tigers had a special day in the mid- to late-50s where they invited all these living legends and near-legends to a game. The ball has been shown to some very knowledgeable baseball people who are fascinated by it, but they also can’t figure out the one name.

    The next step is an appraisal, although I don’t have any interest in selling it, but I do need to understand its value.

    I wonder if there is a Tiger/MLB memorabilia expert out there who can help identify the unknown name and do an appraisal. Any suggestions?

  252. We’re into the Tigers’ bullpen, I still feel pretty confident about our chances.

  253. Mike Axisa says:

    Here comes the fucking bunt.

    • mbonzo says:

      I wish he’d at least try to bunt for a base hit.
      Even if it goes wrong and Martin gets thrown out at second, Gardner can still steal 2nd.

  254. Wandering Bear says:

    That guy hasn’t even been close. Don’t bunt, Girardi.

  255. Chip says:

    Here comes the bunt

  256. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Stop. The. Bunting.

  257. Total Dominication says:


  258. Chip says:

    You know what, that was a damn good bunt

  259. MannyGeee says:

    Al Albaquerque? fantastic name, sounds like he should be running the second ring at Wringling Bros…

    kick ass jersey though, his name is almost in a circle around his #

  260. Cy Pettitte says:

    that bunt was magical, can’t believe he got him out

  261. Jonathan says:

    what a great play…and bunting to set up Nunez/Jeter???????????? Robbie better pinch hit.

  262. jorge brosada says:

    Girardi thinks he’s so cute with his bunts. It’s moronic

  263. Mike Axisa says:

    1. Lead off guy just walked.
    2. Gardner has reached base in his last six plate appearances and in eight of his last nine.

    1 + 2 =/= bunt

  264. Total Dominication says:

    Let me remind everyone he’s the best hitter right now!!!!

  265. Carl says:

    When your situational numbers on the night are 1-for-9 with RISP, and stranding 9 runners, you don’t deserve to win this game. I’ll be surprised if even another one gets through, because so many chances are being wasted tonight.

  266. Slugger27 says:

    id be willing to bet gardner did that on his own… it was clearly a drag bunt for a hit.

    lets not jump on girardi so easily. if that bunt was called, it certainly wasnt executed like it.

  267. Cy Pettitte says:

    if they can’t get this run in….come on Nunie

  268. Total Dominication says:


  269. Jonathan says:

    what a MONSTER break..Of course, we haven’t gotten a guy in from 3rd with less than 1 out yet.

  270. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Is Robbie able to PH?

  271. jetrer says:


  272. Jonathan says:

    we should have a dozen fucking runs….jesus fucking christ.

  273. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Of course.

  274. jorge brosada says:

    God this is so fucking annoying. The tiger’s have gotten so many lucky breaks

  275. Dela G says:


  276. Sean C says:

    I can’t handle another stranded runner at the hands of Jeter. Seriously. DO SOMETHING Jeter.

  277. Cy Pettitte says:

    Jeter, fucking do something

  278. JimAbbottFan says:

    Jeter in another position to get an RBI? What will be the outcome?

  279. jetrer says:

    Just one big hit please Derek

  280. Cy Pettitte says:

    fuck you Jeter, retire

  281. JobaWockeeZ says:

    let’s bunt with Garnder to have 2 worse hitters coming after.

  282. Total Dominication says:

    So happy our hottest hitter bunted for our 2 worst hitters.

  283. Hummingbird S. says:

    predictable.. cant even make hard contatc anymore

  284. jetrer says:

    Jeter has already retired. He just forgot to tell everybody

  285. Jonathan says:

    Is anyone else hearing the announcers talking about how range is overrated? “If he can get to it, he’ll field it and throw you out.” “he makes all the plays he’s supposed to make.”….HOLY SHIT

  286. jorge brosada says:

    How predictable

  287. wow says:

    automatic out now.

  288. Mike Axisa says:

    This bunting has officially jumped the shark. Girardi’s just trolling now.

    • Slugger27 says:

      its almost as if youve never seen a fast left handed hitter just decide to drag bunt for a hit before….

  289. Dela G says:

    jeter = awesome

  290. Chip says:

    Jeter is the most annoying guy to watch even when he is going 2-5

    • Urban says:

      Agreed. Who would think a little loss of bat speed would turn a guy who consistently hit line drives into an automatic ground-ball out machine. Sad.

      • Slugger27 says:

        its the reflex speed too. hes my all time fav player, but yeah… hes the easiest out on the team. i hate wathcing it.

  291. J-Livin' says:

    In the words of my wife upon switching over the the Yankee game and watching Jeter ground out to end the inning with a man on 3rd: “Shocking”

  292. Xstar7 says:

    We should just put Jeter down. I don’t know how many more weak groundouts to the pitcher or to the shortstop I can take.

  293. Wandering Bear says:

    They should have pinch hit Robbie for Jeter.

  294. Klemy says:

    This game is just frustrating.

  295. wow says:

    i guess consistency has two sides to it. There are two things in life you can count on. the sunrise and a Derek Jeter groundout. you can set your watch by both.

  296. Cy Pettitte says:

    Brett, i love you man.

  297. YankeesJunkie says:


  298. jetrer says:

    thats what range does for you

  299. Ivan says:

    Love me some good ol’ range by my outfielders.

  300. jorge brosada says:

    Love that outfield defense duo of Gardy and Grandy. Gardner’s UZR has to be really good so far with all the plays he’s made

  301. Total Dominication says:


  302. Ivan says:

    If your Joba Chamberlain, walking Cabrera isn’t a bad thing at all here.

  303. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:


  304. will says:

    even though gardner may not be the best hitter at least he has range and covers alot of ground uzr was like 15 last year…he will be useful for the nxt 3 to 4 years cuz of his d alone unlike jeter

  305. CBean says:

    Robbie would have had that?

  306. Nedro says:

    I love Gardy’s legs!
    Not in a gay way, just sayin’…

  307. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Well at least Miggy didnt hit it out

  308. jorge brosada says:

    Robbie would have had that #justsayin

  309. Klemy says:

    Cabrera hit that a “little” harder than Jeter hit his.

  310. Jonathan says:

    Ya great job Joba. The guy swings at 2 pitches 3 feet off the plate so you throw him a strike on 1-2….fucking STUPID.

  311. Total Dominication says:


  312. Cy Pettitte says:

    wonder if DRob is the closer tonight

  313. jetrer says:

    Mo will close

  314. YankeesJunkie says:

    Nice inning from Joba.

  315. Total Dominication says:

    2-3-4, les go.

  316. Valverde looks like a mental patient.

  317. Carl says:

    Really amazing how such a potent offense can make getting a ball through the infield with RISP so problematic. Last week, it was with base hits.

  318. JD says:

    Valverde is a very good pitcher

  319. Cy Pettitte says:

    please get some runs off this douche

  320. Ryan says:


  321. forensic says:

    It doesn’t appear the Yankees have scored after a ‘successful’ sacrifice bunt since opening day.

    And the definition of insanity is…

  322. Rey22 says:

    Valverde’s windup looks so soft, it shocks me everytime the ball gets there at 95-96.

  323. Klemy says:

    Valverde has not missed a post game meal in some time.

  324. forensic says:

    Seriously, they must’ve sent the C team to Detroit. Worst announcers, some poor camera shots, bad producing/directing with their obsession with that behind home plate view.

  325. Klemy says:

    Solid at bat.

  326. forensic says:

    Bunt Tex!!!!!

  327. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    great AB by Granderson

  328. Mike Axisa says:

    Great at-bat, Curtis.

  329. Cy Pettitte says:

    Teix will obviously bunt here

  330. jorge brosada says:

    Awesome AB by the Grandy man. If I see one more bunt…

  331. Total Dominication says:

    Best at bat of the season by a Yankee?

  332. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Are you fucking kidding me.

  333. Mike Axisa says:

    Fucking fuck shit.

  334. YankeesJunkie says:

    Can’t slide past the bag like that.

  335. Cy Pettitte says:

    are you fucking kidding me? It’s like they’re trying every way to lose this.

  336. V says:

    I would like nothing more than for Valverde to get hit by a baseball. I hate that idiot’s face.

  337. jorge brosada says:

    Omg thats such fucking bullshit. Yet another break for the Tigers

  338. Klemy says:

    I…don’t even know what to say.

  339. Hummingbird S. says:

    wow… just terrible
    Grandy has to do better than that..

  340. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Jesus Christ.

  341. ecks says:

    Great, great at-bat by the Grandyman. He’s going to score the winning run for his efforts. *hopes he hasn’t jinxed it*

  342. Jonathan says:

    how lucky could one team possibly get in one game….

  343. forensic says:

    This game has just had aggravating loss written all over it since the very beginning. Sad…

  344. Urban says:

    Yuck. This game is painful.

  345. Kevin says:

    The grandyman giveth and the grandyman taketh away

  346. Rey22 says:

    Oh come on…

  347. YankeesJunkie says:

    I want to say that was a bad move, but Granderson easily had that base.

  348. Bobtaco says:

    Win the game arod

  349. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Alright, A-Rod…You fucking twat.

  350. Wandering Bear says:

    I’ll never understand why Girardi insists on playing small ball and running into outs when he has the most powerful lineup in baseball. Valverde hasn’t even been close to the plate.

  351. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    There have been like 5 outs on the basepaths. You cant do that.

  352. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Thank you, Inge.

  353. Finally, a break goes our way.

  354. Bobtaco says:

    Break… Counter break….

  355. YankeesJunkie says:

    Take that everyday.

  356. Urban says:

    BTW Anyone else having issues with posting speed? My computer hangs, so trying to figure out if it’s my connection is slow tonight, or if RAB is slow tonight.

  357. jorge brosada says:

    Finally something goes our way…

  358. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    FINALLY we get some kind of break

  359. Rey22 says:

    This inning is just really really ugly to look at for both teams.

  360. Klemy says:

    If Kay were on, we’d be hearing about the fallacy of the predetermined outcome right now, because of the Granderson out.

  361. Jonathan says:


  362. Xstar7 says:

    You know the Yankees will find a way to waste this opportunity

  363. Dela G says:

    lets go swish!

  364. Urban says:

    If the score remains tied, shouldn’t Joba come back out? Did he even throw ten pitches?

  365. jorge brosada says:

    Fuck yes Swisher.

  366. Hummingbird S. says:


  367. Cy Pettitte says:

    Swish!! oh thank god

  368. YESSSS. God, I hate Valverde.

  369. YankeesJunkie says:

    Here we go! Nice job Swish.

  370. Finally. Swish looks like he’s coming around.

  371. Bobtaco says:

    Tex running in YES-MO

  372. Klemy says:

    Wow. Thanks Swish!

  373. Mike Axisa says:

    Jesus Mary and Joseph, thank you Swish.

  374. Chip says:

    Wow, Tex looked like he was running in water there

  375. forensic says:

    Sure am glad they just signed Damon and put him in centerfield there.

  376. JobaWockeeZ says:

    It’s 9-2 Red Sox? Can you at least try and put up a fight tomorrow? That would be great.

  377. Jonathan says:

    please hit a fly ball Jorge…PLEASE. no gidp

  378. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    The fact that this is happening with that douchehead Valverde on the mound makes it that much better

  379. V says:

    I still have no fucking idea why home plate umpires call the check swing strike. What fucking arrogance to think that you know if he swung or not.

  380. Dela G says:


  381. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Well 1 run is all we need and will get.

  382. Chip says:

    Whatever, I can live with it now, it’s just a joke at this point

  383. jorge brosada says:

    Sure would have loved that insurance run though. Martin could get it done

  384. Jonathan says:

    Fucking pathetic.

  385. Hummingbird S. says:

    ugly hacks by Posada.. I guess a flyball was just too much to ask

  386. Cy Pettitte says:

    YESSSSSSS insurance runs FTW

  387. jorge brosada says:


  388. Jonathan says:

    This isn’t even a MLB game at this point.

  389. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    lol Valverde

  390. Hummingbird S. says:

    Good play Jose/Avila!

  391. Urban says:

    Thank you. We need extra help here tonight to get our runners in.

  392. mbonzo says:

    Yankees are gonna knock Valverde out for the next few games.

  393. Bobtaco says:

    Doubt we see Valverde again this series…

    • Chip says:

      Al and Perry have also been overused lately and Villareal warmed up pretty much all game. Could be a fun series if we can put the hurt on them tomorrow

  394. Rey22 says:

    I’ll take it. Mo time.

  395. Xstar7 says:

    He he he, how the tides have turned.

  396. Time to put me ahead in all my pitching categories Mo.

  397. forensic says:

    35 pitches and two runs, all off Valverde. Could that inning have gone any better other than the terrible slide?

  398. Wandering Bear says:

    So Valverde didn’t look right and Jimmy Leyland leaves him in for 35 pitches with 3 games left in the series? And he throws his starter 130 pitches in May? Makes me glad for once that we have Girardi.

  399. CBean says:

    We need to blow out tomorrow’s game so that Mo gets some rest.

  400. Jonathan says:


  401. How many trees must Mo kill? :(

  402. Jonathan says:

    that dude has a HOSE….and Rick Sutcliffe is talking about how great our infield defense is…DIE Sutcliffe…die…

  403. jorge brosada says:

    I’d like to see what Arod could do on the mound…

  404. forensic says:

    Guess we won’t see either closer tomorrow. Would be a nice game to blow-out Penny and have CC go the distance.

  405. Rey22 says:

    Foolish mortals.

  406. Bobtaco says:

    Swish is hyped up

  407. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Good game, ya’ll. Jose Valverde is fat.

  408. Cy Pettitte says:

    10 pitch inning for Mo is very nice

  409. Xstar7 says:

    Avila striking out to end the game? Perfect if you ask me. This could’ve been an ugly loss though. Thank Mo for Jose Valverde and his antics.

  410. Carl says:

    Here’s one guy here that got proved wrong, at least just for tonight, after stranding all those baserunners. Ugly win, but they’ll take it.

  411. Carl says:

    Here’s one guy here that just got proved wrong, at least for tonight, after stranding all those baserunners. Ugly win, but they’ll take it.

  412. mbonzo says:

    Really hoping that Angels somehow comeback.

  413. Wandering Bear says:

    Great win. We were missing our best hitter and we still pulled it out. I’ve been saying all along that we have the best 1-2 punch in baseball and Bartolo certainly proved he was the better ace tonight. Tomorrow is one of the most lopsided pitching matchups you’ll ever see. With their awful pen and 2 man lineup we should have no problem taking 3/4.

  414. Carl says:

    Oh, and sorry about the double post. I guess the one I tried to edit went through even though I clicked the Stop button on my browser.

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