Game 28: No Curveballs

Look for Swisher to break out in the coming weeks
Hughes out at least 6-8 more weeks
(AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

It’s no secret that the Yankees have been having trouble against curveballs this year, hell I’ve written two posts about it in the last week. Thankfully they don’t have to worry about that tonight since Tigers’ starter Max Scherzer is a pure fastball-changeup-slider pitcher that has never thrown anything remotely resembling a curve. So be happy for that. Scherzer’s season has been a mixed bag of really really good starts and really really bad ones. Hopefully he’s due for the later. Here’s your starting nine…

Derek Jeter, SS
Curtis Granderson, CF
Mark Teixeira, 1B
Alex Rodriguez, 3B
Robinson Cano, 2B
Nick Swisher, RF
Jorge Posada, DH
Brett Gardner, LF
Frankie Cervelli, C – second game in four days, it’s already begun…

Freddy Garcia, SP

Tonight’s game will air on YES at 7:05pm ET, but if you’re in the city, come hang out with Ben and I (and plenty of others) at Foley’s (33rd St. between 5th & 6th Ave.) to bitch about the game and what not. Enjoy.

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Look for Swisher to break out in the coming weeks
Hughes out at least 6-8 more weeks
  • TSJC Troll Doppleganger

    Day game tomorrow – Girardi doesn’t want to mess with Burnett’s mojo with Martin.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Out of curiosity, did you have another name here before appropriating my handle for your own uses?

      • TSJC Troll Doppleganger

        Yes, timmyschmidtjuancharles a/k/a Logical Downside the Younger

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          … so, no, then?

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

            It’s King of the Troglodyes or however you spell it.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Giardi is in love with Cervelli.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      /falsenarrative’d

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Yes I didn’t quit mean it literally you know. Cervelli really makes no difference.

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosological Carlosologist

    Girardi is in love with Cervelli. Why can’t he just play once a week? I’m confident in the fact that Martin is about 100% and can deal with the regular stresses of catching.

    Anyway, the Yanks should have a shot against Scherzer. Just need patience and a few timely hits.

    • Poopy Pants

      Might be because there’s a day game tomorrow.
      Martin shat on the Dodgers for using him too much.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Martin shat on the Dodgers for using him too much.

        Wait, Joe Torre used a guy too much, to the point it diminished his health/effectiveness?

        :: head explodes ::

        • Poopy Pants

          Can we also blame Torre for not forcing Jeter to sit down once in a while (especially while injured)?

        • YankeesJunkie

          “Wait, Joe Torre used a guy too much, to the point it diminished destroyed their health/effectiveness? careers”

          Fixed

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

            I was being nice.

            • http://twitter.com/steveh_mandaura Steve H

              Yeah, mean would have been mentioning that Torre’s overuse turned Proctor into an alcoholic.

              • YankeesJunkie

                If only he could pick up the bottle to his mouth, but since they had to amputate Proctor’s right and oddly his left (pretty sure Proctor threw lefty after every game for Torre’s entertainment) he has to drink his Black Label through a straw.

              • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

                Torre’s overuse turned Tanyon Sturtze crappy.

                [Ed. note: Tanyon Sturtze may have already been crappy prior to this, so keep that in mind.]

        • JohnnyC

          After 2000, Torre decided that having a deep bench was for wussies.

          • YankeesJunkie

            Considering Torre’s use of the pen the Yanks could have had a 15 man bench with the 3 relievers he trusted while the other two sat for show.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

            After 2001, Torre dedicated each offseason to refining and ultimately perfecting his “sleep with your eyes open so nobody can definitively prove you’re not paying attention” style of managing that he would use for the rest of his days in the big leagues.

  • YankeesJunkie

    That bar meet up sounds like a blast and if anyone is going they should ask why Jonah feels the Red Sox are that much superior to the Yankees (5 W+). While their rotation is more solid the offense and the relief of both teams is a wash at best?

    • Poopy Pants

      I’m trying to ask it!!

    • JohnnyC

      Since Jonah’s a Rays fan (grew up an Expos fan but you know what happened there), and probably didn’t see the Rays winning the division, he went with the far lesser of two evils (in his mind).

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    So, if you’re Sandy Alderson, what do you demand from the Giants for Reyes?

    Keep in mind Bumgardner is off-limits. Jonathan Sanchez might be as well.

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosological Carlosologist

      Zack Wheeler and Gary Brown (maybe another prospect). Wheeler is still a few years away from making an impact with the big club, as is Brown. I give up Brown only if I can sign Reyes to a long-term contract.

      • JohnnyC

        If Reyes helps them make a deep run in the playoffs, they might try to sign him. Considering their lack of offensive talent, Reyes in his prime would be worth it for them. Currently they’re at 120 million…their window is now with their pitching inching toward free agency in 2-3 years.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          If there was any team capable of being the Yankees of the West, it’s probably the Giants, especially on the heels of their title. They probably have the biggest, most fervent, and most affluent fanbase of all West Coast teams, even the Dodgers, Angels, and Mariners. And they’ve got the best stadium already.

          JMHO.

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

      Miguel Tejada. That sort of veteran leadership is exactly what the Mets need.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        I like the way you think. Maybe they can sucker Sabean into giving up Barry Zito too; you need his calming steadiness at the top of your rotation.

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

        Really, they just need Jesus.

        • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

          Not Montero, either.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          Really, they just need Jesus.

          And if Jesus could bring a few hundred million dollars with him, that would be great too.

      • MannyGeee

        LOL I was just about to make the same joke with Barry Zito.

        “A Rotation anchored by Johan and Zito could win a decade worth of titles……” in 2002

        sigh

  • JohnnyC

    Apparently they’re willing to fork over Zack Wheeler to head up a package of prospects that might be a couple of years away from the bigs.

    • Poopy Pants

      Alderson: “Fork it over, you bitch!”

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Rays 0 Blue Jays 2
    I hope the Jays don’t need a closer today…

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    I remember reading an article about how Sherzer liked to cross dress and wear lipstick during college. I don’t remember where I read it but I just know that I did.

    #howrumorsstart

    • YankeesJunkie

      No heard the same thing from a friend from a friend who was a roommate of one of Schezer’s boyfriends.

      • Kit

        Wow these last two comments made Scherzer a lot more interesting to me.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          J. Edgar Scherzer?

          • Kit

            Except without the creepy intensity.

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

              And the “Let’s spy on the blacks”.

              • Kit

                And watching the borders.

        • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

          Hi Kit.

          /obligatory

          • Kit

            Hi Bexy! How are you, doll?

            • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

              :D I am okay. I hope you’re doing well!

              • Kit

                I’m doing all right. Glad to see you’re back here. Haven’t seen you in a while and was all bummed. =)

                • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

                  :) I’m around, I’m just not in the mood to comment really, especially on the Game Threads. The crazies get to me.

                  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder
                  • Kit

                    Yeah, I know what you mean. I try to stop myself from getting involved with the crazies but sometimes I can’t help it. Glad to know you’re around though.

                    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

                      Yeah, avoiding trolls/general dumbness is not one of my strong points so I just stay away. But as ever it’s good to talk to you. :D

                    • Kit

                      Aw…you’re like one of my favorite people on this site, so it’s awesome to talk to you again as well. If I’m ever on twitter, I’ll look for you. =)

                  • Delaware – Ralph

                    Don’t mind the crazies. I usually read the comments during the day (not usually the game threads) but I enjoy your contributions to the site.

                    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

                      Thanks, I try to comment intelligently. :3

    • Poopy Pants

      I often wonder about Granderson and Mariano, too.

    • JohnnyC

      Grandy’s pressing in his first trip back to Motown.

  • jorge brosada

    a rare line drive from jeter!

  • YankeesJunkie

    It is nice to see Jeter put some better at bats than he did in the first part of April.

  • Cy Pettitte

    the Captain, not dead yet

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      /RichardPryor’d

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Weak ground ball Solid line drive up the middle!

  • YankeesJunkie

    I can’t stand the behind the catcher view when someone is pitching it gives me no sense of what is going on.

  • Chip

    If YES keeps using this view, I’m switching to the Detroit feed. I hate the behind the catcher view

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    ARod needs to take a few of the hamsters out of his mouth.
    They’re obviously distracting him

  • YankeesJunkie

    I can’t wait till tomorrow’s game because
    1. I am done with school
    2. Cinco de Mayo more commonly known by historians as Cinco de Drinko.

  • baravelli

    YES is getting a little camera-angle-from-behind-home-plate happy, if you ask me.
    I mean, I appreciate the variety, but – I can’t see what’s happening.

    • baravelli

      Wow, well, that was a quick consensus on this issue. I wrote my comment before I saw that everybody else was saying the same thing.

    • JohnnyC

      No wonder home plate umpires generally suck. They can’t see anything either.

  • http://. Greg

    We gotta beat the bad teams up. We only split against the White Sox and we need to take 2 of 3 from the Tigers

    • YankeesJunkie

      Four game series.

      • http://. Greg

        Well at least split cause we are on the road.

      • JohnnyC

        Same difference. LOL, whatevs.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          #posadasuxlolwhatevs

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        “Four game series in May.”

        Fixed.

        • http://. Greg

          I don’t care when it is. In general sports you try to beat up on the bad teams and split with the good teams.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

            I’m not saying you’re wrong, just quibbling with the notion that winning this Tigers series is a “must”.

            Nothing is a must in May.

        • YankeesJunkie

          Thanks!

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      All we “need” to do is make the playoffs. Which we can do even without taking two of three to the Tigers, if that ends up being happens.

      #bigpicture

  • Dino Velvet

    Turning up the heat on Jeter

    The New York Times rarely posts sports stories on their front page. Not even this year’s Super Bowl received any ink on their front page.

    So I was shocked to see today’s Times run a front page piece saying Jeter sucks.

    http://webmedia.newseum.org/ne.....NY_NYT.pdf

    This kind of HIGH profile article is chum for the NYC sportswriting sharks.

    • JerseyDutch

      They’re obviously trying to boost sales in the pro-Nunez demographic.

  • JohnnyC

    The way Garcia tends to pitch around dangerous batters, he should definitely look into pitching in the NL…another Livan Hernandez.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      The way he pitched around Cabrera?

      • http://. Greg

        Right on!

      • JohnnyC

        He could pitch that way into his 40s in the NL. AL lineups have fewer weak spots, expecially in the AL East.

  • Xstar7

    Freddy Garcia strikes out Cabrera? I’m shocked.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      YCPB

  • YankeesJunkie

    For the poll question: No

  • Cy Pettitte

    so it’s gonna be one of those games…

  • http://. Greg

    Forgot that the Yanks can’t hit the changup

    • JohnnyC

      I thought Mike said that was last year.

      • http://. Greg

        It was but Scherzer’s one to Swisher was nasty it brought memories back.

  • YankeesJunkie

    I have thought. Is a catcher a necessary part of defense, in the rule book is there a rule that states a catcher must be in play at all time. If not, then why not have the catcher play in the infield when no one is on base. Crazy idea of the day.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      I laughed.

    • http://. Greg

      Wait, then whos going to catch the baseball?

      • Cy Pettitte

        use the ump as a backstop

      • Kit

        The umpire’s groin.

      • JimAbbottFan

        A chair.

      • YankeesJunkie

        Someone can run and pick it up and throw it to the pitcher.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          Pitcher catches it himself, Bugs Bunny-style.

        • JohnnyC

          Elvis Andrus with his all-world range at shortstop.

          • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

            Jose Iglesias!

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Wait, then who’s going to catch the baseball?

        Otter: Germans?
        Boon: Forget it, he’s rolling.

    • Poopy Pants

      YAY!

    • JohnnyC

      It would improve defensive sabermetrics for catchers…introduce the concept of range.

    • JerseyDutch

      Stop calling me Shirley.

  • Poopy Pants

    According to Flaherty, the Yanks are K’ing because of the shadows? What shadows? Don’t you need sun to make a shadow?

    • JohnnyC

      The sun is still out in Detroit. Are you watching the game?

      • Kit

        I’m wondering. It is Poopy Pants so you just never know.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          Maybe Poopy Pants is assuming since it’s apparently always sunny in Philadelphia, perhaps by transitive property it must always be overcast in Detroit.

          That’s the best I’ve got.

          • JohnnyC

            Overcast in Detroit? Believe me, you don’t wanna give FOX any ideas.

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

              Overcast in Detroit, the new screwball comedy from FOX, starring Caroline Rhea, Jerome Bettis, Steven Wright, and Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

              Tuesdays at 9 (8 Central).

  • Kostas

    Going to be a long night of offensive struggles.

  • Dalelama

    Sheesh……..

  • Shaina

    Holy shit this team cant hit. Can we get Jason Giambi or some who can actually hit a home run up in here now??

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Yeah, it totally sucks that the Yankees offense is at the bottom in wOBA, runs scored, and homers hit this year.

      Wait, what?

      • Icebird753

        Yankees suck, trade the farm for Albert Pujols.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          Trade Manny Banuelos and Jesus Montero for Jose Reyes, quick, before he slips out from under our grasp.

          • JohnnyC

            Do you notice how the MSM assumes Montero is being traded this season? Like it’s a fait accompli. But then again I guess Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee get traded every July right?

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

              The fact that Cashman almost traded Montero for Halladay and Lee clearly means he’s desperate to unload Montero quickly before his value evaporates altogether and the rest of baseball finds out he’s no better than Rob Deer or Pete Incaviglia.

              Montero will be traded for Jon Garland or some other #4 starter by Bastille Day. Book it.

        • JerseyDutch

          Please stop posting here, Mrs. Pujols.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

            +1

    • JerseyDutch

      Bring back Scott Brosius. He still has a few hits in him.

  • Cy Pettitte

    this game is brutal already…

    • Mojo

      Yeah, that was much quicker than I expected…

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      I agree, it is brutally early in this game.

  • JohnnyC

    Freddy is the very definition of a #5 starter. Good thing our offense can make up for it. He said, hopefully.

  • Shaina

    If Jason Giambi and Johnny Damon were still on the team, the Yankees would be winning at least 2-0 by now.

    • JerseyDutch

      Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Over Macho Grande?

        • JerseyDutch

          I’ll never get over Macho Grande.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

            Those wounds run pretty deep.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

      For those who were wondering why I don’t visit the Game Threads much any more, well.

  • JohnnyC

    Blind guess. With the 51st pick, do the Yankees select a high school pitcher, college arm, or a toolsy high school position player?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Yes.

      • JohnnyC

        No, they can’t draft Casey Kelly. He’s with San Diego.

    • JerseyDutch

      I’d go with a wheelman. That way they can make a quick getaway.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Jason Statham looks like he could put up a good ISO-D.

        • whozat

          That’s isolated-demolition, right? I mean, if the Transporter films are any indication…

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

            It’s isolated-deltoids, actually.

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    Hughes is supposed to begin throwing in two weeks, according to MLB.com.

    • JerseyDutch

      That’s good news.

  • whozat

    Bob Lorenz???? Awesome!

    Is Kay on vacation, or did he pull an Imus or something?

  • IRF

    Does anyone else have a mancrush on Max Scherzer?

  • Mojo

    Now why, I can’t seem to ever figure this out, amidst the plethora of offensive issues at the moment, is Cano not batting third? I mean, like, I… it’s baffling. I just don’t understand.

    • http://twitter.com/karcotte kmarx

      I think Mark Teixeira is batting third. That might be why.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Money = power = status = leadership = responsibility = deference.

      Tex and ARod are being paid like the heart of the order stars and leaders. As long as they continue to produce like heart of the order stars and leaders, they’ll keep being placed in the positions traditionally occupied by the heart of the order stars and team leaders.

      Putting Cano at #5 is the best respect you can show him without having to slight Tex or ARod and their combined 50M paychecks.

      • Mojo

        I suppose, which again questions the state of Girardi’s gentle but continual pussification as a manager. Switch Tex and Cano. Perfect spots for both. I won’t even touch upon the Jeterian struggle with hubris. For once, sooner rather than later, I’d like to see the optimal lineup with the best players receiving the most ABs. And, as someone who’s illegally streaming the game from California because I’m to much of a miser to pay $60, I want my goddamn money’s worth from my Robby man-crush.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          Since batting orders really don’t mean much of anything, I see no need to upset the apple cart.

          And it’s not a Girardi issue, every manager does it. As does every non-sports business everywhere.

    • whozat

      …not sure if serious…

      Is Tex somehow part of the problem, now? I don’t see how batting Cano third gets Jeter out of the leadoff spot or prevents people from making boneheaded baserunning plays.

  • jorge brosada

    Great. Looks like the offense decided to take the day off again

    • Mike Myers

      its early…and max is nasty

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Maybe they had a dentist appointment this morning and they’ll be in by the afternoon for the staff meeting.

      • jorge brosada

        hopefully the offense just ran into some traffic and should arrive soon

      • Mickey Scheister

        Something. The bigger the lead, the worse it looks.

  • Mike Myers

    Did you see the ball boy jump into the crowd…ha!

  • jorge brosada

    Miguel Cabrera XBH, so predictable

  • Esteban

    Is Garcia turning into a pumpkin?

    • jon

      you mean turning into the pitcher he actually is

    • Cy Pettitte

      he went from a lucky pumpkin to a plain old pumpkin

  • Epy0n

    Seems like Ordonez was way overdue for that damn.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Noesi please

  • jorge brosada

    gonna be one of those games again.

    Better get started on my english paper and quit wasting my time on this then

    • Mickey Scheister

      I hear that. I’m turning on the radio, off the TV, crankin’ up the BBQ…someone wearing a Yanks jersey is having RBIs tonight.

      • MannyGeee

        is that you? and by RBI’s did you really mean “RIBs”?

  • TSJC Troll Doppleganger

    Come back and get ‘em tomorrow, boys.

  • Kostas

    Don’t think this team will do much more than win 2 or 3 in a row….

    • TSJC Troll Doppleganger

      Not unless their BABIP and OBP gets any better.

      • Kostas

        BABIP has nothing to do with taking pitches and expanding the zone/chasing pitches/can’t hit curve balls… but I get your point.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      The Tigers, you mean

      • Kostas

        Funny…

  • Xstar7

    What the fuck Granderson. This is why we don’t bunt. EVER

    • MannyGeee

      for being so fast and athletic and a crazy hitter, that sure was shitty.

  • MannyGeee

    wow… just wow. This shit bricks are making Scherzer look like Whitey Ford.

    And oh yeah, Garcia sucks again. Who had May 4th in the pool?

  • Cy Pettitte

    Arod 2 outcomes:
    strikeout
    pop out

    • MannyGeee

      and ground out…. my bad, thats Jeters line

  • Mojo

    Fuck! Gameday has these pitches RIGHT down the middle. BABIP is a BITCH.

  • jorge brosada

    Dear Robbie, please stop hacking away at everything.

  • Klemy

    Looked like the foot was off the bag too.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    May the 4th be with the Yankees. They could use it.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Now I’ve really seen enough of you Freddy

  • Matt

    It’s not that Garcia is pitching that badly.

    When you have below average fastball velocity and throw it to dumb spots, you’re going to get hit. Two of the runs came on a completely idiotic first pitch inside 87 mph fastball to Magglio Ordonez. Gave up a home run to Arencebia in his last start on an identical first pitch, and a pitch like that just helps someone like Ordonez who is struggling.

    If they lose, it’s not because of Garcia. Another non-showing by the offense. Popping out on a bunt down 4 runs leading off an inning with a 2-1 count as a 30 HR guy? Inexcusable.

  • Kostas

    So Garcia is flailing. No fear, Carlos Silva will be here…

  • Xstar7

    Nice play by Cerv

  • Esteban

    What an impression. haha

  • Jeff Chamberlain

    I’ve been a Yankee fan since the days of Mickey Mantle. This 2011 team seems to be worse than last years even though it seems like if they don’t hit home runs they lose. They continue to be the biggest bunch of overpaid under achievers ever. When you consider their salary I would rather see the Reggie Jackson era and he was the highest paid and legitimate superstar at 1 million as compared to all the multi millionaires we’ve now that don’t do anything.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Old Lady: Nervous?
      Ted Striker: Yeah.
      Old Lady: First time?
      Ted Striker: No, I’ve been nervous lots of times.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

      It’s Game 28. Twenty. Eight.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        But he’s been a fan since the days of Mickey Mantle!

        MICKEY MANTLE!

      • Mojo

        I’ll be totally honest here. I liked the game threads a whole lot better without your snarky comments. Just sayin’…

        • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

          I’m not sure what’s snarky about this. It’s true.

        • Kit

          Sounds like a you problem.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          Is reminding someone that we’re only 17% of the way through the season really a snarky comment, though?

          My above comment was snarky. Bexy’s seemed pretty straightforward.

          • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

            gmta~

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

              Indeed. Get More Tits and Ass, my friend. Get More Tits and Ass.

              • Kit

                And this is why you were missed during the winter.

                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

                  When in doubt, use profanity.

  • Dalelama

    Is there anyway on an Iphone to update comments without going back to the beginning and scroll down again or posting a comment?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Sadly, no.

      • Dalelama

        Thanks unfortunately it seems the easiest way to update comments are wiith pithy one word comments.

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    Most of these bats look lifeless right now. Absolutely lifeless. Scherzer’s going after every one of them, and they’re lacking response. No patience. Line drives/groundballs through the infield for hits problematic. Tigers batters, meanwhile, are doing the exact opposite, and it’s paying off for them.

    • Kostas

      THAT. And the Tigers are facing Garcia. Its not like they will hit against a “Garcia” type like the Yankees do.

    • Kit

      The bats typically look lifeless against good pitchers, which Scherzer is. Sucks to be getting shut out, but it happens. People need to settle down. It’s May.

      • Wooderson

        jit!

        • Kit

          lol…still funny.

          • Wooderson

            tit!

            • Kit

              That’ll do, pig. That’ll do. *pats*

              • Wooderson

                hear the new beastie boys?

                • Kit

                  Hot sauce committee? Not yet.

                  • Wooderson

                    get on that!!!! what kind of new yorker are you

                    • Kit

                      The kind of New Yorker who constantly blasts “Open Letter to NYC.”

                      I’ll get to it soon, promise.

                    • Wooderson

                      i saw them on their 5 boroughs tour when i was in high school, so that record (and song) will always hold a special place in my heart

                    • Kit

                      Yeah, I always wanted to catch their live show but I was never able to afford it. I love that song. My favorite of theirs. Get a shout out to the South Bronx and everything.

                    • Wooderson

                      did you get the new rise above album? or were you a thrice fan? i forget. ever hear the lawrence arms? if not, do

                    • Kit

                      If you mean Rise Against, then yes. I am a huge Thrice fan and I’ve never heard of Lawrence arms. Genre?

                    • Wooderson

                      haha yeah rise against. sorry, had black flag on the mind. im a bit reluctant to get the new one. lawrence arms are pretty good punk rock with some pop-punk thrown in. check out their album the greatest story ever told. personal fav.

                    • Kit

                      I’m getting it now. Thanks for the rec. I’m not that fond of the new Rise Against to be honest. Maybe I just need to sit and listen to it in a more relaxed setting but not too keen on it at the moment.

                    • Wooderson

                      i wanna check it out but they’re kinda on my list of bands that have run their course. time for new bands to break through and win my heart. lemme know what you think of the lawrence arms album!

    • Dalelama

      Beginning to remind me of last September…

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Yup. I remember freaking out last Cinco de Septiembre as well.

        Los eliminatorias son a la vuelta de la esquina!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    This offense sucks!!!! This TEAM sucks!!!! DFA THEM ALL!!!! Fire Girardi!!!! Fire Cashman!!
    Mocha Joe’d

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      LOL I love it when you Mocha Joe. I really do.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      I haven’t seen MochaJoe around in a bit. Did he drink a bad pot of coffee or something?

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        No, he gets his coffee delivered from WB Mason.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          WHO BUT?!??!??!??!

  • Kostas

    They should never show a strike out like that in slow motion. Doesn’t make the batter look any better.

  • Dalelama

    We sure look old tonite….

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Happens to the best of ‘em.

    • Kostas

      It is the gray uniforms. Pinstripes make us look 1998 young.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        We need cotton uniforms. It’s a natural fabric.

  • Klemy

    Frustrating tonight.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Both Joe Maddon and John Farrel ejected in Tampa. Joe West is at it again!

  • Kostas

    How long would a player like Inge remain with the Yankees – consider the same career stats. Two seasons, maybe three?

    • JohnnyC

      Scott Brosius lasted 4 years.

  • nedro

    How exactly is giving up 4 runs when your team can’t fuckin see the ball “keepin’ ya in some ballgames,” Flash?

    • first time lawng time

      Flash needs to go. He has no sense of humor, is too serious, and only talks about what a crappy player he was. I hate him. I still don’t understand why he has that job.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      How exactly is giving up 4 runs when your team can’t fuckin see the ball “keepin’ ya in some ballgames,” Flash?

      4 runs with this offense IS keeping them in some ballgames. On average, this offense scores 5+ runs.

      Tonight just isn’t the offenses’ night. I’m not mad at Freddy for limiting them to 4 through 6, though, that’s what a good 4th/5th starter is supposed to do.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        You do have to give Freddy credit for hanging in there and not blowing out the BP even if he did give up 4 runs..

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          Innings pitched might just be the most significant pitching metric of them all.

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

        This, exactly.

      • nedro

        I realize it could be a lot worse, and I got nothing against Freddy (still fondly remembering Easter) it’s just a lot harder to stomach 4 ER when your offense is goose-egged.

  • nedro

    He does impress with the devastating 52 mph strikeout pitch, though…

  • first time lawng time

    About to lose 2 in a row to a team under .500?

    Faaaaaaabulous.

    Team looks like crap this series. Kinda disappointing.

  • Kostas

    has any Yankee batter seen more than 4 pitches tonight?

    • The209

      besides Gardner?

      • Kostas

        Ah crap. Missed the 5 pitches Tex had in the first. Thanks.

  • Cy Pettitte

    pretty pathetic, Scherzer is not this good

    • Kostas

      Bright side, they face Porcello tomorrow. #can’tbeatDetroitinBestof5

  • Dalelama

    Scherzer looks like Roy Halladay tonite.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      You know what…I think that is Halladay…WTF!?!?!?

  • BigBlueAL

    Since most people here live in NY I assume you havent had a Little Ceasars 5$ pie right??

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Midwest pizzas I’ve partaken in:

      Little Caesar’s
      Godfather’s
      Valentino’s
      Fazoli’s

      … if you haven’t had them, you’re not missing much.

      • BigBlueAL

        A 7-11 down here in Miami sold Godfather’s pizza at one time. Not bad but certainly nothing special.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Little Caesars is garbage. All those pizza chains are. Making good pizza is a lost art.

      • BigBlueAL

        I only buy Little Caesars once in awhile because well its 5$ for a large pizza lol.

        Papa John’s is pretty good though.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    LOL Flaherty said “37 balls”

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      He wishes…

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Cervelli CRUSHED that.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Damn you Jeter!!! First F’in pitch?!?

    • RollingWave

      at least he didn’t DP

  • RollingWave

    plz get on base for a grand slam k thx

  • Kit

    Well that sucked.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    What’s more of a rally-killer, home runs or double plays?

  • jorge brosada

    Icing on the cake. Your daily GIDP.

    so. f-ing. annoying.

  • Cy Pettitte

    well you knew that was coming

  • BigBlueAL

    I believe thats Grandy’s 1st GIDP of the season.

  • RollingWave

    come on , you gotta win these game where the Angels automatically forfiets to the Red Sox

    • YankeesJunkie

      Thankfully the game is still in delay.

  • nedro

    Eff this noise.

  • ThrillHouseMD

    What would really shit on this day would be having to see that clown Valverde tonight.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    How adorable.

  • Dalelama

    Good night all….

  • YankeesJunkie

    Garcia gets pulled after 6 magnificent innings at 90 pitches and stays in the game after 7 mediocre innings at 105 pitches.

    Sigh

    • iloveyoubartolo

      tERA 3.00, FIP 2.96, xFIP 2.79.

      Sigh

  • Epy0n

    Doesn’t it seem like Cabrera and Martinez are taunting Garcia a bit?

  • Klingy94

    why can’t we hit!?!?? why can’t we hit with RISP!!?!?!?? WHY IS THIS HAPPENING!?!????!?!?!?!???!

    • The209

      just to annoy you.

    • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

      Lacking discipline. And patience. As well as seeing more than 4-5 pitches getting a goddamn ball through the infield in these spots. That’s why.

  • first time lawng time

    Lol that’d be so embarassing if we played like this for the rest of the season.

    I’d laugh.
    In hindsight.

  • first time lawng time

    Why are Gaudin 2.0’s numbers spaced so far apart? It looks tacky.

  • Wandering Bear

    Somebody has to tell these guys that we can’t keep splitting series with inferior teams. We should have beat the White Sox 3/4 but we couldn’t hit. We should have beat this Detroit team 3/4 but we can’t hit. I don’t know what more is expected of Freddy. Detroit has a 2 man lineup and the worst bullpen in the majors. Pathetic performance. Where are you A-Rod?

    • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

      Or losing those series, which may very well happen tomorrow.

    • V

      Why don’t you tell them? I’m sure they’ll care.

    • Rookie

      ARod’s not talking. But his oblique is saying, “Help me! Let me heal! Don’t hurt me more!”

  • first time lawng time

    This is the guy they named New Mexico after

  • Kit

    Valverde is up again? Leyland really does not give a fuck about your arms, Tigers pitchers.

    • YankeesJunkie

      The bullpen has a grave of all the arms lost in action.

    • first time lawng time

      “be a man!”

      that’s basically Leylands reasoning.

    • Rookie

      Amen, Kit. Amen.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Valverede warming up again? jeez

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Fuck tha umpires.

  • V

    Any home plate umpire that makes that call when it is SO FUCKING EASY to ask the 1st or 3rd plate umpire to make the call should be instantly demoted to AAA.

    Fucking arrogant assholes.

  • BigBlueAL

    Headline for this thread shouldve said No Curveballs, Sliders or Changeups.

  • Hummingbird S.

    they sure as hell dont look like the best offense in the majors..

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    And there’s the gift wrap to another god-awful offensive performance. Pathetic.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Albuquerque looks like Valverde jr. on the mound

  • The209

    Fuck you dalelama

    • first time lawng time

      ? What happened?

  • first time lawng time

    I honestly thought we would sweep Detroit. Or at least win the series.

    • Kit

      It would’ve been nice to win the series but sweeping a four game series is pretty difficult.

  • V

    I usually don’t care who wins the Central, but those idiotic Tigers fans have made sure I don’t want the Tigers to sniff it.

  • Epy0n

    Settling for a possible tie blows.

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosological Carlosologist

    Bad loss, it happens. It’s early May, there’s 133 games after this. People need to relax.

  • Rob Thomsen’s Chili Farts

    Come back, offense!!

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    And for the 2nd week in a row, this team is faced with avoiding losing a 4-game set. And they might not be as lucky as they were against the White Sox in the Bronx, this time, because there is also no knowing if A.J. will carry his 3-1 April into this month. Just sad.

  • V

    From MLB Trade Rumors:

    “Jack Etkin takes an in-depth look at Troy Tulowitzki in a piece for Baseball America. Within Etkin’s article, there’s word that Rockies GM Dan O’Dowd and Tulowitzki discussed an eventual position change “at length.” Tulowitzki will be nearly 36 at the end of the 2020 season, the last one on his contract.”

    Wow. Seems reasonable…