Game 26: No Robbie

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All tests come back negative for Hughes
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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.

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All tests come back negative for Hughes
  • J.R.

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

    That said, I love seeing Colon dominate teams.

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosological Carlosologist

    #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.

  • Wandering Bear

    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.

    • Chip

      Bet you didn’t expect to say that this year

  • theyankeewarrior

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

    • Cy Pettitte

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

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

        Dude, he went right after Bautista two starts ago. High fastball after high fastball. It was scary and awesome. Like a rollercoaster.

      • theyankeewarrior

        Open base.

        2 outs.

        Branedonegh Baughche on deck.

        Fastball.

        Fastball.

        in play (runs).

        Repeat.

    • theyankeewarrior

      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!

  • First time lawng time

    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.)

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

      That’s not how it works.

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosological Carlosologist

      Pure gold. Because there’s total correlation between a historic event and a game of baseball. Gotta keep this stuff in perspective here.

      • MannyGeee

        sure there is.. am I the only guy who believes the 78 Yanks won because of the Son of Sam?

  • First time lawng time

    Ugh ESPN? We always lose onESPN.

  • Cy Pettitte

    GODZILLA! walk off, awesome

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

      Off a guy on my fantasy team. Sadface.

    • Epy0n

      It was nice seeing Matsui hit that walk off BOO YA.

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

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

    • RichYF

      Isn’t that a good thing?

    • The209

      angelina jolie, too

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

    Bob Lorenz in the booth!!!

    • forensic

      Lorenz + Flaherty = nap time

  • Nuke Ladoosh

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

  • Cy Pettitte

    Jeter: king of the infield hits

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

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

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Jeterian hit!

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      The new kind

  • JobaWockeeZ

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

    • MikeD

      Hit and run.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        He’s still slow. But can’t complain since his hit is an our most of the them.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Wow I can’t type. His hit is an out most of the time.

  • jorge brosada

    god Jeter just sucks in so many ways

  • JimAbbottFan

    May as well have been a ground out after that.

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

    Oh Jeter. You’re old and slow.

  • Xstar7

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

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      The cheers were from Yankee fans

  • MikeD

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

  • NHyankeesfan

    Thats just good old BABIP luck

  • Jonathan

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

    • NHyankeesfan

      Hopefully he will make the right decision and retire by then

  • jorge brosada

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

  • Cy Pettitte

    ARods look so bad lately, slightly discouraging…

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      He looks so bad, yet…so, so good.

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

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

  • Cy Pettitte

    so this will either be a grand slam or a strikeout

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Maybe Verlander will do one of those ridiculous balk moves.

  • NHyankeesfan

    Unfortunately im guessing strikeout

  • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

    HIP HIP!

  • First time lawng time

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

  • Jonathan

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

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    YEAH-YUHHHH

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

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

  • CBean

    Posada!

  • jorge brosada

    Hip hip motha fuckas

  • JobaWockeeZ

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

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

      Props for finding someone who’d take him.

  • Xstar7

    SADO!

  • Cy Pettitte

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

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

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

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Is that gone in YS?

  • Rey22

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

  • MikeD

    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.

  • Midland TX

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

    • Midland TX

      Sorry, A-Jack.

  • Jonathan

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

    • JDDZip

      If posada doesnt hit the ball the score is 0-0. Shit happens

    • MikeD

      He didn’t steal. Granderson missed the pitch on the hit and run.

  • RalphieD

    immensely impressive ab by posada

  • NHyankeesfan

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

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

      He has such a good curve, it’s weird seeing him throw so many 2-strike fastballs.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    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

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Hahahaha

    • Esteban

      Deep burn

  • JimAbbottFan

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

  • Esteban

    Not a 3 true outcome.

  • MikeD

    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.

    • jetrer

      I predict 7 in, 118 pitches

  • Guest

    32 pitches. Nice.

  • jorge brosada

    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

  • Jose the Satirist

    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.

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

      It was missing the Michael Kay “THAT BALL IIIIISSSSSSS…”

    • MikeD

      Both these guys are good balance for Kay, but not good paired together.

    • NHyankeesfan

      Im forced to listen to ESPN and everything that comes out of Rick Sutcliffes mouth makes me die a little inside

  • Xstar7

    Boy do I regret that Granderson trade now.

  • jorge brosada

    da da da Bartolo!

    lulz @ Ajax

  • Jonathan

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

  • Xstar7

    Robinson Cano makes that play.

  • Jonathan

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

  • jetrer

    lucky. Bad decision by Nunez

    • MikeD

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

  • jetrer

    Bartolo can’t bend that low

  • a.hinds

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

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

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

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

    Yay Brett.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    LOL Nunez

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • jorge brosada

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

    • JDDZip

      agreed if it goes to the catcher he gets to third base

  • Esteban

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

    ANd this si the most boring booth ever.

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

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

  • JimAbbottFan

    Smart play by Verlander.

  • RalphieD

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

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

    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.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      It’s the Apocalypse.

    • Jonathan

      getting thrown out at 3rd base with no outs is one of the dumbest plays in baseball

  • http://twitter.com/karcotte kmarx

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

  • MikeD

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

    • MikeD

      Okay, I’ll take that. An improvement.

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

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

    • JDDZip

      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

      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.

  • Midland TX

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

    • MikeD

      That would be an interesting stat, but it’s not true. A-Rod flied out.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Jeeetttuuurrrrr

  • jorge brosada

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

  • JimAbbottFan

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

  • Midland TX

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

  • Xstar7

    Great at bat by Jeter.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

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

  • forensic

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

    • Jose the Satirist

      The crowd is about as lively as the rest of Detroit.

      • JD

        have you been to detroit?

        • Jose the Satirist

          Yes, 2 years ago. I was just joking around.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Other YES play by play announcers (except Ken Singleton) make me realize how much I miss Michael Kay when he’s not doing a game.

  • Rey22

    51 pitches. Not even 1 inning. Looking good.

  • Chip

    O man, that two seemer just isn’t fair

  • Esteban

    Nasty shit there from Colon

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

    Colon just keeps mowing down hitters.

  • Cy Pettitte

    the movement on that two-seamer still blows my mind

    • YankeesJunkie

      It is the best two seamer/sinker that I have seen this Chien Ming Wang.

    • Esteban

      You can say it was a Colon blow

  • Xstar7

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

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

      Me too, it sounded like the ump.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Avila? seriously?

    • JD

      you havent watched Avila play. He’s been really good this year

      • Cy Pettitte

        he absolutely crushed that to the opposite field, didn’t think he could do that.

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

        I thought he looked pretty bad in our first Tigers series of the season.

  • YankeesJunkie

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

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

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

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    95 mph. Sick. Fucking sick.

    • Xstar7

      High Colonic

  • Esteban

    ARod needs to get his shit together.

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

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

    • Ari G

      u knew it was coming

  • Kostas

    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.

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

      Not his fault, Verlander didn’t throw him any face-level fastballs to swing at.

      • Kostas

        IETC

  • Xstar7

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

  • Andy

    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.

    • JD

      2 + 2 = 4? Its probably the back still

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

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

  • Kostas

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

  • Chip

    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

  • Cy Pettitte

    “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

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

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

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

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Swisher throws like a girl.

    • Chip

      Damonesque

    • Monteroisdinero

      Swisher’s throws brought to you by The Lollipop Guild.

  • jorge brosada

    can we just IBB Miggy everytime this series please?

    • JD

      no hitter is that good.

  • forensic

    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?

    • YankeesJunkie

      Probably flew to Detroit after the game and had a late dinner. Mega millionaire eat when they want.

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

      Baseball players are on a different schedule. Game is usually from 7-10-ish, then they eat dinner.

  • forensic

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

  • Dalelama

    The brilliant Girardi delivers again… Should have IBB Cabrera.

  • Chip

    Well thank goodness for Hughes, tests came back negative

  • MannyGeee

    wow, that was a loud ground out.

  • MannyGeee

    yo… u think dat Pedrioa should git a sanwich?

    wha, yuu mean da Lazah Show?

    I now hate the Nashua Garden…

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

    Trivia answer = Mo, I believe.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

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

      • Jose the Satirist

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

  • Jonathan

    9 baserunners through 3+…wow

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Gardner is now batting over .200. Success.

  • Chip

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

    • Chip

      I’m too used to Gardner batting ninth obviously

  • Xstar7

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

  • Jonathan

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

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

    STOP BUNTING!!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    so much fail in this AB

  • Dalelama

    Why can’t big leaguers bunt

    • jetrer

      because they know they usually shouldn’t

      • Dalelama

        With Jeter coming up you need to bunt just to avoid DP.

  • Sean C

    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.

  • Jonathan

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

    • Monteroisdinero

      thumb guard-he always uses it. Swish uses a smaller one and so does gardy.

  • Chip

    Damn it Nunez, you need to advance there

    • Chip

      You’re now forgiven Nunez

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Jonathan

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

  • Kostas

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

  • Jonathan

    Nunez is trying to be a worse baserunner than Robbie.

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

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

  • Yankeefan34

    Well that fixed that problem.

  • Esteban

    Slowwww bat

  • Xstar7

    Clutch Jeter. Clutch.

  • Chip

    Color me not surprised, damn it Jeter

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Jeter, Jeter, pumpkin eater.

  • jetrer

    suckitude = Jeter

  • Jonathan

    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.

  • jorge brosada

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

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

    Juiced gun?

    • Kit

      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

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

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Fuck. Excellent play.

  • jetrer

    damn

  • Esteban

    Wow, nice play by Verlander

  • jorge brosada

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

  • Jonathan

    What a frustrating inning….holy shit.

  • Dalelama

    Fricking Jeter where his ground ball when you need it?

  • Chip

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

  • Cuso

    Jeter got owned. flat out owned.

    Grandy just was unlucky.

  • Xstar7

    FUCK FUCK FUCK. Verlander has gotten really lucky today.

  • jetrer

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

    • forensic

      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.

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

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

  • jorge brosada

    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

    • Xstar7

      I feel the same way. It’s sad.

    • Dalelama

      He can just be a statue in Monument Park.

    • forensic

      I almost don’t even want him to get 3000 before leaving since it’ll just be remembered (at least by me) as an old washed-up player hanging on too long for personal milestones.

      • MannyGeee

        and what do you call that fucking albatross of a contract? replace ‘milestones’ with ‘greed’….

        • Monteroisdinero

          The “Drek 4-3ter Document”

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Nice inning.

  • Esteban

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

    He got robbed.

  • Kostas

    Man…Tex.

  • Esteban

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

    • MannyGeee

      not if you’re coming out of the slot…

  • MannyGeee

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

  • Xstar7

    Good job swinging at ball four Swish.

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

      97 mph fastballs up in the zone aren’t easy to lay off.

      • Xstar7

        True. But usually Swish is a more patient hitter.

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

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

  • Mike Myers

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

    • http://twitter.com/karcotte kmarx

      And good thing we’re about to see the bullpen.

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

        I bet they send Verlander back out. They get their money’s worth out of him.

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

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

    • JimAbbottFan

      If you told me the Twins would be the worse team in baseball and the Indians would be the best, I’d call you crazy.

    • Xstar7

      The AL East was upside down earlier in the year. Things will eventually end up the way they should be.

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

        I have no idea what the “way it should be” in the AL Central is. The Twins and White Sox are so, so bad.

        • Xstar7

          Not on paper. But that’s not what really matters is it?

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

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

  • Mike Myers

    hahah andrew just got caught daydreaming!

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

    Lolz A-Jax.

  • Cy Pettitte

    ohhhhh my that two-seamer was god-like

  • jorge brosada

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

  • Esteban

    Austin Jackson strikes out. #commentsfromforever.

  • MannyGeee

    Ramon Santiago is starting to be a problem

  • Cy Pettitte

    please get Ordonez, save Miggy for next inning

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

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

  • DCBX

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

    • MannyGeee

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

  • Cy Pettitte

    Colon FTW, so efficient too

    wtf at Andruw? lmao

  • http://twitter.com/karcotte kmarx

    I love you Andruw.

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

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

  • forensic

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

    • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

      Numbers against Colon aren’t lying then, with those 3 hits tonight.

  • Dalelama

    It looks like Bartolo is running out of gas.

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

      Grunting and farting.

      • MannyGeee

        speaking of… is that Joba’s music I hear??

  • YankeesJunkie

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

  • First Time Poster

    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.

    • Mike Myers

      hey heyyyyyyyyyyy

      • MannyGeee

        I danced

    • Monteroisdinero

      and the more he goes out there, the more realistic getting down to 260 lbs becomes.

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

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

  • Xstar7

    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.

  • MannyGeee

    hiphip jorge finally not hitting homeruns.

  • CBean

    yay multi-hit game for Sado!

  • Jonathan

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

    • MannyGeee

      LOL, part time players/DHs are exempt from the ‘clean shave’ rules

  • Sheepmeister

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

    • JD

      What was he going to throw 130 innings into the fifth? lol

  • Cy Pettitte

    Leyland: “I must break you”

  • Esteban

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

    • 28 this year

      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.

      • Dalelama

        Heres hoping he gets his trade value up.

  • Hummingbird S.

    wow, 100mph and its like pitch 120

    • YankeesJunkie

      Verlander is a freak there is just that much too it. However, I do worry that Verlander may be getting pushed to hard by Leyland.

      • Xstar7

        Nolan Ryan must love this guy.

  • Rey22

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

  • jetrer

    come on Jeter, shock me with a big hit

    • CBean

      I will take a walk.

    • DCBX

      /facepalm

    • Hummingbird S.

      nasty pitches there, I dont think anyone could hit those..

  • forensic

    I wonder if Leyland is having a Fernando Rodney flashback.

  • jetrer

    weak

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

    JETER.

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

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

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

      TWSS.

    • Xstar7

      I blame A-Rod.

  • Jonathan

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

    • Monteroisdinero

      about 49 singles more. Hang in there everyone!

  • MannyGeee

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

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • jorge brosada

    Ugh, Jeter the old geezer bails out JV again

  • a.hinds

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

  • Esteban

    I’m so surprised. Not surprised.

  • Wandering Bear

    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.

  • Dalelama

    Fricking Jeter…..

  • forensic

    “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.

  • Sean C

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

  • Naved

    props to Verlander on that at bat. That was boss

  • wow

    please Jeter, just please.

  • NHyankeesfan

    its a christmas miracle. he got out cabrera

  • http://twitter.com/urbainshockcor Urban

    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

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

      • jorge brosada

        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

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

    Detroit bullpen looking a bit less homeless this time around.

  • jetrer

    Bartolo is partying like its 2005.

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

    Like. A. Boss.

  • JimAbbottFan

    Damn that two-seamer is sick.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Colon for the ASG!

  • Monteroisdinero

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

  • Jonathan

    I can’t believe how fucking awesome Bartolo is.

  • jorge brosada

    Bartolo= 2011 WS MVP

    book it

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Weaver giving it up to Pedroia. Lame.

    • Cy Pettitte

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

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

        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.

        • forensic

          And yet the Yankees haven’t won a season series against them since 2003.

      • Jose the Satirist

        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.

  • Wandering Bear

    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

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

  • Sayid J.

    Lance Berkman. Wow.

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

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

      I picked him up around the time Zimmerman got hurt, and he singlehandedly saved my fantasy team.

  • JobaWockeeZ

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

    • Jose the Satirist

      That play however, was bending over for the Sox.

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

      Darn that little leprechaun.

    • CBean

      I still have hope in Papelbon blowing it.

  • jorge brosada

    Ok, Arod’s slump is officially becoming really annoying

  • jetrer

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

    • forensic

      Well, Flaherty likes it…

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Why do you think?

    • MannyGeee

      no homo

  • JimAbbottFan

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

  • Hummingbird S.

    Teix so slow..

  • Cy Pettitte

    runs please

  • Total Dominication

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

    • wow

      when his oblique took a vacation to the Dominican Republic and never came back.

      • MannyGeee

        the unwritten story… we traded A-Rods oblique to the Dominican Winter League for the rights to Colon…

  • MannyGeee

    Raburn sucks out loud in LF…

  • http://bigleaguewiffleball.com/ Jon

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

  • Hummingbird S.

    please dont swing and miss on the curve down and inside

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    I’d rather have waved Tex home, Thompson.

  • Total Dominication

    How do you take that?

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

    /facepalm

  • JobaWockeeZ

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

  • Total Dominication

    Colon for the Comeback Player of the Year award!

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

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

  • MannyGeee

    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…

  • Cy Pettitte

    phew….heart stopped for a sec

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

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

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

    Avila, are you kidding me?

  • YankeesJunkie

    Dammit.

  • Cy Pettitte

    what.the.fuck

  • Total Dominication

    Shit.

  • jorge brosada

    Fucking Aviles, what the fuck

  • MannyGeee

    well… there goes Colon’s win.

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

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

  • http://twitter.com/urbainshockcor Urban

    Oh, come on.

  • Wandering Bear

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

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

      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

      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

    • http://twitter.com/urbainshockcor Urban

      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.

      • http://twitter.com/urbainshockcor Urban

        .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.

  • Hummingbird S.

    unfortunate, he was pitching a heckuva game

  • Xstar7

    Fuck. I knew Avila would hit another home run.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      You knew? And you didn’t bother to share it with the rest of us? Dick.

      • JD

        +1

      • Xstar7

        Well I’m definitely not sharing my fortune-telling powers now.
        /weak comeback’d

  • Chip

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

    • Shdw

      Me either. Looked like a routine out off the bat

  • jetrer

    Jackson should be his last batter no matter what

  • JD

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

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    We better be able to squeeze across another run soon…

  • CBean

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

    • Xstar7

      It’s teh home runs! They can’t win games without ‘em. Except that one time.

      • CBean

        well, then, i would like some home runs please.

  • wow

    that’s on the offense.

  • Hummingbird S.

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

  • YankeesJunkie

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

  • DCBX

    damn, missed the sombrero.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Another stellar out from Colon. I salute thee.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      *outing

  • Sheepmeister

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

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

      I am gonna need some alcohol.

      • jetrer

        ask Cabrera for some of his

      • CBean

        oh jeez, this place doesn’t even have a mini-bar. hotel fail.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      At least this isn’t YS3.

  • Dela G

    damn you avila!!!

  • jorge brosada

    damn, Arod has a cannon of an arm

  • YankeesJunkie

    Obviously Al was available today.

  • Wandering Bear

    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.

  • http://twitter.com/urbainshockcor Urban

    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?

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

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

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

    Here comes the fucking bunt.

    • mbonzo

      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.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Banking on a SB? He’s been thrown out like 5 times already this season?

        • mbonzo

          SSS, I guess don’t let Gardner steal bases anymore.

          The chance is still better than giving up the run.

  • Wandering Bear

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

  • Chip

    Here comes the bunt

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Stop. The. Bunting.

  • Total Dominication

    fuck!!!!!!!!!!

  • Chip

    You know what, that was a damn good bunt

  • MannyGeee

    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 #

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Jonathan

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

  • jorge brosada

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

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

    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

    • http://www.twitter.com/CaptainRaf CaptainRaf

      meh not too upset about it in the top of the 8th on the road.

      • Total Dominication

        What about that post didn’t you understand?

        • http://www.twitter.com/CaptainRaf CaptainRaf

          who said something was misunderstood?

    • http://twitter.com/urbainshockcor Urban

      …more annoying, has Gardner shown any ability to get on base with a bunt?

      • http://twitter.com/urbainshockcor Urban

        To add, I actually was viewing the bunt as an attempt to get a hit. I haven’t seen Gardner get on base with a bunt. I’m sure he’s done it at some point, but I don’t view it as a skill he’s shown.

    • MannyGeee

      agreed… made zero sense. good idea to bunt the hottest hitter on the team for the past week, stupid

    • Slugger27

      it couldnt be more obvious that he was bunting for a hit. he figured if he didnt get the hit, it would be a sac anyway. its really not the crime youre making it seem.

  • Total Dominication

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

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    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.

  • Slugger27

    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.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Total Dominication

    Yes.

  • Jonathan

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

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Is Robbie able to PH?

  • jetrer

    FUCK

  • Jonathan

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

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Of course.

  • jorge brosada

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

  • Dela G

    grrreat….

  • Sean C

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

  • Cy Pettitte

    Jeter, fucking do something

  • JimAbbottFan

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

  • jetrer

    Just one big hit please Derek

  • Cy Pettitte

    fuck you Jeter, retire

  • JobaWockeeZ

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

  • Total Dominication

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

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Jeter’s clutch though.

  • Hummingbird S.

    predictable.. cant even make hard contatc anymore

  • jetrer

    Jeter has already retired. He just forgot to tell everybody

  • Jonathan

    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

    • Chip

      That is a good point though, I’d rather have Jeter’s range than Nunez’s piss poor accuracy

      • JobaWockeeZ

        The amount of balls a normal SS gets and Jeter is a fuck ton per season.

        The amount of errors Jeter makes less is very slim in comparison. Jeter is flat out not good at SS.

    • Dalelama

      Super win!!!!!!

  • jorge brosada

    How predictable

  • wow

    automatic out now.

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

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

    • Slugger27

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

  • Dela G

    jeter = awesome

  • Chip

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

    • http://twitter.com/urbainshockcor Urban

      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

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

  • J-Livin’

    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”

  • Xstar7

    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.

  • Wandering Bear

    They should have pinch hit Robbie for Jeter.

  • Klemy

    This game is just frustrating.

  • wow

    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.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Brett, i love you man.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Gardner!

  • jetrer

    thats what range does for you

  • Ivan

    Love me some good ol’ range by my outfielders.

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

    I thought that was gone.

  • jorge brosada

    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

  • Total Dominication

    IBB

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

    WALK HIM.

  • Ivan

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

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Jaw-bah.

  • will

    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

  • CBean

    Robbie would have had that?

  • Nedro

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

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      I love Gardy’s legs. In the most gay way possible.

      • Xstar7

        NoMass’d

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Well at least Miggy didnt hit it out

  • jorge brosada

    Robbie would have had that #justsayin

  • Klemy

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

  • Jonathan

    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.

    • JD

      shhhh its okay lol they were going to walk him anyway

  • Total Dominication

    whatevs

  • Cy Pettitte

    wonder if DRob is the closer tonight

  • jetrer

    Mo will close

    • jetrer

      If this offense can actually score again

  • YankeesJunkie

    Nice inning from Joba.

  • Total Dominication

    2-3-4, les go.

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

    Valverde looks like a mental patient.

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    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.

  • JD

    Valverde is a very good pitcher

  • Cy Pettitte

    please get some runs off this douche

  • Ryan

    CAN. NOT. STAND. VALVERDE.

    • Ryan

      He reminds me of a chicken.

  • forensic

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

    And the definition of insanity is…

  • Rey22

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

  • Klemy

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

  • forensic

    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.

  • Klemy

    Solid at bat.

  • forensic

    Bunt Tex!!!!!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    great AB by Granderson

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

    Great at-bat, Curtis.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Teix will obviously bunt here

  • jorge brosada

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

  • Total Dominication

    Best at bat of the season by a Yankee?

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Are you fucking kidding me.

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

    Fucking fuck shit.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Can’t slide past the bag like that.

    • V

      Trying to avoid having his head go into the guy’s knee was hard.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • V

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

  • jorge brosada

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

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

    Jose Valverde Caption contest!

    http://media.mlive.com/grpress....._large.jpg

    • Rey22

      All I hear when I see that picture is explosive diarrhea

    • The Big City of Dreams

      I knew I shouldn’t have ate tacos for lunch today

  • Klemy

    I…don’t even know what to say.

  • Hummingbird S.

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

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Jesus Christ.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Oh shit.

  • ecks

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

    • ecks

      Aaaaand gameday just updated to show that he’s caught stealing.

  • Jonathan

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

    • Hummingbird S.

      Yanks are playing some pretty weak ball

  • forensic

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

  • http://twitter.com/urbainshockcor Urban

    Yuck. This game is painful.

  • Kevin

    The grandyman giveth and the grandyman taketh away

  • Rey22

    Oh come on…

  • YankeesJunkie

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

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Move > slide

  • Bobtaco

    Win the game arod

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Alright, A-Rod…You fucking twat.

    • Kevin

      IEC

  • Wandering Bear

    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.

    • http://deleted Total Dominication

      The stealing wasn’t the problem.

      • Hummingbird S.

        He had that base stolen easily… the problem was the slide..

    • Kevin

      dude that was a good steal, he had the base just made a bad slide you cant blame Girardi on that

    • Klemy

      He had that base easy. It was a great jump and a bad slide. Can’t blame them for going on Valverde.

      • V

        It was a great jump and an unlucky slide. If you watch Granderson sliding, you see he has to turn his head to avoid slamming into Avila’s knee. When he takes his eye off the bag, he screws up the slide.

        • V

          Er. Not Avila, the catcher. Heh. Whoever that was with the tag.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

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

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Thank you, Inge.

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

    Finally, a break goes our way.

  • Bobtaco

    Break… Counter break….

  • YankeesJunkie

    Take that everyday.

  • http://twitter.com/urbainshockcor Urban

    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.

    • forensic

      Mine is slow too.

  • jorge brosada

    Finally something goes our way…

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    FINALLY we get some kind of break

  • Rey22

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

  • Klemy

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

  • Jonathan

    SOMEBODY FUCKING GET A HIT WITH RISP

    • Jonathan

      that’s what i’m talking about Nick!!! Suck on that shit Valverde you bitch.

      • The Big City of Dreams

        “Suck on that shit Valverde you bitch.”

        Whoa whoa a lot of anger here jk

  • Xstar7

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

    • Xstar7

      They proved me wrong. Pessimism is a bitch.

  • Dela G

    lets go swish!

  • http://twitter.com/urbainshockcor Urban

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

    • http://twitter.com/urbainshockcor Urban

      Okay, move on to Mo!

  • jorge brosada

    Fuck yes Swisher.

  • Hummingbird S.

    RISPFAIL NO MORE!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Swish!! oh thank god

  • http://twitter.com/Kevin_NJ Kevin in Princeton

    YESSSS. God, I hate Valverde.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Here we go! Nice job Swish.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Swish!!!

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

    Finally. Swish looks like he’s coming around.

  • Bobtaco

    Tex running in YES-MO

  • Klemy

    Wow. Thanks Swish!

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

    Jesus Mary and Joseph, thank you Swish.

  • Chip

    Wow, Tex looked like he was running in water there

  • forensic

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

  • JobaWockeeZ

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

  • Jonathan

    please hit a fly ball Jorge…PLEASE. no gidp

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

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

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    Finally.

  • V

    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.

  • Dela G

    wooo!!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Well 1 run is all we need and will get.

  • Chip

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

  • jorge brosada

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

  • Jonathan

    Fucking pathetic.

  • Hummingbird S.

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

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

    YES. We’ll take it.

  • Cy Pettitte

    YESSSSSSS insurance runs FTW

  • jorge brosada

    yayyyyy

  • Jonathan

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

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    lol Valverde

  • Hummingbird S.

    Good play Jose/Avila!

  • http://twitter.com/urbainshockcor Urban

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

  • mbonzo

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

  • Bobtaco

    Doubt we see Valverde again this series…

    • Chip

      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

  • Rey22

    I’ll take it. Mo time.

  • Xstar7

    He he he, how the tides have turned.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

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

    • http://deleted Total Dominication

      Was that a win or a save guys?

      • forensic

        Win for Joba, Save for Mo.

        • http://deleted Total Dominication

          Thanks!

  • forensic

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

  • Wandering Bear

    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.

  • CBean

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

  • Jonathan

    GAME OVER

  • http://twitter.com/Kevin_NJ Kevin in Princeton

    How many trees must Mo kill? :(

    • CBean

      i’m pretty sure they were dead already.

    • S

      (whisper) the horror….tHE HORROR

  • Jonathan

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

  • jorge brosada

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

  • forensic

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

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

      Which is quite likely.

  • Rey22

    Foolish mortals.

  • Bobtaco

    Swish is hyped up

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

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

  • Cy Pettitte

    10 pitch inning for Mo is very nice

  • Xstar7

    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.

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    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.

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    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.

  • mbonzo

    Really hoping that Angels somehow comeback.

  • Wandering Bear

    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.

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    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.