Game 29: Just freaking win

Complaints about Garcia don't match reality
Chavez leaves game with small fracture in left foot
Hit lots of these today, please. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Seriously, just do it.

Brett Gardner, LF
Nick Swisher, RF
Robinson Cano, 2B
Mark Teixeira, 1B
Curtis Granderson, CF
Jorge Posada, DH
Eric Chavez, 3B
Russell Martin, C
Eduardo Nunez, SS

A.J. Burnett, SP

It’s a day game, with first pitch scheduled for a little after 1pm ET. YES will have the broadcast. Try to enjoy.

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Complaints about Garcia don't match reality
Chavez leaves game with small fracture in left foot
  • Tank the Frank

    Gonna need those hot bats heading into Texas.

  • Billy Mumphrey

    Make no mistake about it, this is a must win ballgame.

    • Tank the Frank

      Make no mistake about it, this is a must win really, really would love to win this ballgame.

      FTFY

    • Chris

      Why? Every team has bad streaks, so why is this game so important?

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

      There’s no such thing as a must win on May 5th. Doesn’t exist, not even for the worst team in the league.

    • Mister Delaware

      Make no mistake about it, this is a must win ballgame.

    • Rob Thomsen’s Chili Farts

      Don’t you know that games in April and May don’t count later on? You’re silly!

  • 101010

    Certainly an interesting looking lineup.

    • Jon L

      Thought the same thing when it came out. It’ll be interesting to see if we get any production at the top of the order.

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

        Gardner’s been a beast lately.

  • Pat D

    Yay, I can watch a game for once!

    • MannyGeee

      get a job….

      /DAD’d

  • Joba’s sicko slider

    Whats up with Arod? Hip? Day off, again?

    • Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin’ muthafucka, muthafucka)

      He needs a day off to try to get back to 100 percent. It’s no coincidence that his slump began immediately after coming back from back/oblique stiffness… or that Robbie is 0-9 after getting hit on the hand.

  • Rey22

    Win this one for Ramiro Pena

    • http://www.twitter.com/vscafuto Vinny Scafuto

      *chuckle*

  • Jorge brosada

    Jeter not being in the lineup will be the sparkplug needed to ignite this offense.

    Addition by subtraction

    • MannyGeee

      The last game Jeter sat for, the Yankees won 12-3…

      Jus sayin

      • Greg

        Backup SS did a hell of a job today. 5 errors in 21 innings played so far for Nunez! At least Jeter makes all the plays. Probably would have won had he played today.

  • Cuso

    Is this our “athletic” lineup?

    …oops, Posada

    • MannyGeee

      very athletic for a DH…. I know, its like being the coolest kid in Drama Club…

  • UncleArgyle

    Cano batting Third? I don’t get it! Why guarantee your best hitter a first inning at bat?

    • Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin’ muthafucka, muthafucka)

      It puts him in perfect position to bunt Gardner and Swisher over should they reach base.

      • UncleArgyle

        Good point

  • Cuso

    Seriously, Russel Martin should be batting 2nd and Swisher should remain at #8.

    The only decent thing he does with a bat is NOT swing it and draw a walk.

    That works fins in the 8th hole to turn the lineup over too.

    He’s an automatic out every time in the first inning.

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

      Nick Swisher in the first inning this year: .429 OBP

      http://www.baseball-reference......;t=b#innng

      Sorry if the facts don’t agree with your narrative.

      • UncleArgyle

        How many at bats has swisher gotten in the first inning this year? Small sample size perhaps?

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

          It’s like, 14 plate appearances. But I’m not the one that declared he’s “an automatic out every time in the first inning.”

          • UncleArgyle

            huh, didn’t think it would be that many. Anyway, I’m not the one that declared that either. I actually like Swish at the top of the lineup.

            • UncleArgyle

              I led this team in ninth-inning doubles in the month of August!
              -Jack Elliot. aka Mr. Baseball

    • Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin’ muthafucka, muthafucka)

      I agree Martin wouldn’t be a bad option at #2, but not for the reasons you mentioned.

  • Kostas

    Interesting to watch the pitch location on Gameday with the background of the hitter’s zone and see where the pitches are they take versus what they swing at.

    On that one, the first strike to Tex was in his hot zone but the last pitch that he grounded out on was where he should be pitched.

  • Pat D

    I think AJ will be fine today as long as he doesn’t allow baserunners.

    (waits for it)

  • Pat D

    Not locating the curveball so far.

  • Pat D

    Seeing Tom Brookens as a Tigers coach makes me chuckle.

    In a bad way.

  • Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin’ muthafucka, muthafucka)

    I fucking hate Brennan Boesch. There I said it.

  • Monteroisdinero

    These weekday day games are tough. I just can’t get out of performing open heart surgeries. I expect good updates!

    lol

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Awesome.

  • Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin’ muthafucka, muthafucka)

    Damnit! The things that happen when your team is slumping…

  • pat

    Omg such a soft run. Ugh.

  • Cy Pettitte

    free runs again. yankees are the most generous team.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      HOPE Week.

  • Pat D

    Talk about a bullshit run.

  • Peter

    you mean the things you notice more when your team has lost a couple

  • Yank the Frank

    20 pitches in the 1st inning. AJ should be warmed up.
    We’re breaking out the lumber today.

  • V

    So, uh, nice job AJ. Way to go.

    I still don’t understand why pitchers with crappy pickoff moves even bother throwing off so often. Once every other game or so should be sufficient to tell the other team you’re willing to do so (as opposed to Chris Young, for example).

  • the tenth inning stretch

    So how does Hughes’ latest injury news affect Cashman’s trade plans? Does it add any urgency?

    • Peter

      I don’t think it changes much, he was always going to be looking for help and so far its come from the low risk guys garcia and colon but anyway, i doubt anyone’s available for a while anyway

    • Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin’ muthafucka, muthafucka)

      I would be shocked if Cash doesn’t trade for a pitcher (or at least make a serious offer) regardless of what happens with Hughes.

      • the tenth inning stretch

        Oh yeah, same here. I was just wondering if Cash would try to make a move sooner, although I agree there’s probably not much available.

        • Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin’ muthafucka, muthafucka)

          Cash has always been patient. He lets the market develop. He won’t become more aggressive to make a move sooner.

        • MannyGeee

          only teams willing to deal at this point in the season have nothing of value, unless you are willing to bet 2011 on Brett Myers or RA Dickey…

  • Peter

    so you want him to do something he’s not good at but needs to do less frequently? wouldnt practicing it more in game context help?

  • V

    Ugh. It’s way too early in the game for those idiots to be drunk already.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      It’s Detroit.

    • Kostas

      In there defense, it is the first time they have seen the sun since last July.

  • Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin’ muthafucka, muthafucka)

    Yawn.

  • Kostas

    2 batters 5 pitches. This is beginning to get ridiculous. Is there a moritorium on taking/seeing more than 4 pitches?

    • V

      If they take too many pitches, dumb commenters will whine that they’re letting the opposing pitcher throw too many easy strikes.

  • Peter

    man from gameday, it looks like AJ is getting squeezed on the low strike calls and pretty bad too

  • Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin’ muthafucka, muthafucka)

    Did anyone else hold their breath when Nunez made that throw?

    • MannyGeee

      you mean I can exhale now? I just assumed keep my breath held until Culver gets called up…

      • Klemy

        If you’re trying to kill yourself, there are easier ways!

  • MannyGeee

    Jenks and Wheeler both went down in the DL today…

    OMGOMGOMG the wheels are falling off in Bawhstin!!!!

    • Cy Pettitte

      Jenks – strained gut?

      • the tenth inning stretch

        My money’s on abdominal tear.

        • MannyGeee

          caught that nasty goatee thing in a bowling ball return or an escalator or something??

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Crawford to the pen.

    • Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin’ muthafucka, muthafucka)

      Meh. It’s not like Jenks was setting the world on fire over there. They’ll add Ace to the pen and maybe Doubront. As long as Bard and Papelbon keep pitching like they are their bullpen should be ok.

      • MannyGeee

        neither. they just announced them on the broadcast but I missed it. no one you would expect to stay up long term though…

        Think Carlisle/Noesi types

    • Johnny O

      Jenks has a tear in his rectum from sh*tting his pants

  • Pat D

    Every time Nunez throws the ball I cringe.

    And a piece of my soul dies.

    And something else horrible happens somewhere, like an angel losing its wings or a baby dying or something.

  • Peter

    couldn’t do worse there

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Yankees losing + Playstation Network down + no more new Archer episodes = life just isn’t fun anymore.

    • MannyGeee

      I would suggest Netflix and/or a girlfriend…

      more so the latter

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        Love the first, regret the other.

        • MannyGeee

          wait until your married before you start claiming ‘regret’ in any fashion

          • Klemy

            This man speaks the truth.

          • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

            Haha I’m trying to avoid that whole thing.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    RUSSELL, NO!

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Nunez is setting a bad example.

    • the tenth inning stretch

      Now Girardi will bunt EVERYONE.

  • MannyGeee

    NUNEZ!!! effective bunt FTW!!!!!

  • Peter

    so now gardner bunts him over? pls no

  • UncleArgyle

    New York Shortstops = Infield Hits

  • Peter

    following on gameday, is he showing bunt?

  • Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin’ muthafucka, muthafucka)

    Run on VMart. That is the Law.

    • Pat D
      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        You betray the law!

        LAWWWWWWWW

        • Pat D

          Only thing missing from that scense was Frank Stallone.

          • Pat D

            Gah! Scene, obviously.

      • Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin’ muthafucka, muthafucka)

        [shudders]

  • Brian in NH

    I thought Jeter said last night he’s definitely playing today…Hello Eduardo!

    • Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin’ muthafucka, muthafucka)

      I laughed when I read that bc I just knew Joe was going to sit his ass today no matter what.

      • Brian in NH

        Yeah i thought the same thing when i saw that on LoHud this morning

  • MannyGeee

    almost have to take 3rd on VMart…

  • Peter

    well at least porcello is getting squeezed down

  • MannyGeee

    Sterliong and Suzy are spending WAAAY too much time talking about watching the game at the hotel…

    yum

  • Cy Pettitte

    time for some RBIs for Robbie

    • Cy Pettitte

      or not.

  • Brian in NH

    Man do you love this lack of offense against a team that was struggling? We did the same thing against the sox.

    • MannyGeee

      They are who we thought they were… And we let them off the hook.. You want to crown their ass, then crown them!!!!

      Denny Green’d

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Satellite just went out. But with the way the Yankees are playing this might not be such a bad thing.

  • MannyGeee

    Sterling: Nunez “could be a good player…”

    Is he watching the same Nunez that we’re watching??

    • Brian in NH

      He could be, if he were Tulo or something. But he’s Eduardo Nunez.

    • YankeesJunkie

      No one throws it over first base like Nunez.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      I’ll probably get laughed at for saying this but I do think Nunez has some potential to be a decent player.

  • Urban

    …now if only we can remember how to score a run or two or three…

  • YankeesJunkie

    I was hoping to be drinking because of happiness of being done with school and Cinco de Mayo, but it looks like I will be depressed drinking because the Yanks can’t score a run.

  • MannyGeee

    of more concern than Tex or A Rod getting cold, Granderson going silent scares the hell out of me. he was soooooo good since August and its all gone to shit.

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

      Granderson goes two straight games without a hit (but two walks) and he’s gone silent?

      • MannyGeee

        yes… trade him

        #instantgratification

      • MannyGeee

        well, maybe silent is bad WORDING. but my point is a Granderson slump will make me more nervous than A-Rod or Teix…

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      He hasn’t hit this series, but he hasn’t gone “silent.”

  • Pat D

    Granderson, Sheffield, …

    • Pat D

      Matt Nokes!

    • Yank the Frank

      Chavez!!!

  • Brian in NH

    anybody notice that BAL vs KC is the “free game of the day” for mlb.tv? They’d never make a NY game the free game of the day

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Well obviously. The Yanks draw a bigger audience than both of those markets. But I do believe the Yanks get at least 2 free games during the season. Of course they’ll be against teams like Cleveland and Kansas City.

  • Adam

    Trivia…Granderson, Sheffield and Damon?

    • Pat D

      Matt Nokes.

  • Kostas

    Buster Olney stated last night that Jeter needs to do what Cal Ripken did and go to Girardi and tell him to move him in the order so that there is no longer hidden uncomfortableness about Jeter batting first or second…. Will it happen? #whenpigsfly.

    • Brian in NH

      If we are to believe the exchange between Cash and Jeter whre Cash asks how much more does he have to pay everyone else to get Jeter back…i don’t believe Jeter will “do the right thing” here

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

      I’ll be happy when Jeter does what Ripken did and moves off of shortstop.

  • Cy Pettitte

    did we finally get a break? oh thank Mo

  • Pat D

    Durned it, if only Chavez was faster.

  • Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin’ muthafucka, muthafucka)

    If that ball were caught I was just gonna hang em up for the day. Nicely done though.

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

      A++ handle, by the way.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Thanks, Don Kelly.

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

    Chavy, baby.

    • Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin’ muthafucka, muthafucka)

      He is a fragile being.

  • Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin’ muthafucka, muthafucka)

    Shit that is NOT good.

  • Pat D

    Oh, holy hell.

  • NHyankeesfan

    RIP Chavez. it was good while it lasted

    • MannyGeee

      LOL who had August 5 in the Eric Chavez Death pool?

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

      I love this new culture we have as Yankee fans to assume a player who pulls up lame is instantly dead, mere seconds after the injury and hours/days/weeks before any medical determination of any sort can be made.

      Love it.

      • Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin’ muthafucka, muthafucka)

        Well there is some precedence here…

      • Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin’ muthafucka, muthafucka)

        Well there is some precedence there… And he couldn’t walk off the field without help. I won’t blame anyone for making bad assumptions.

      • AndrewYF

        Dude, it’s Eric Chavez. He’s made of glass.

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

          Dude, it happened less than ten minutes ago. He might be just fine.

          • MannyGeee

            counterpoint, he might be Kevin Millar’s co-chair in 3 months….

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

              Counter-counterpoint, elementary chaos theory says pretty much anything is possible at any given moment.

              • MannyGeee

                you just blew my mind

              • Pat D

                You’re Goldbluming.

      • Kostas

        Think is comes from circling the drain to fill out a bench.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Offense! Only at the cost of Eric Chavez.

  • Cy Pettitte

    good season Chavez, thanks for the memories

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      This.

  • Adam

    Chien Ming Wang flashbacks…

  • Yank the Frank

    Holy crap, Chavez is out. NIce to know you Eric.

  • Pat D

    I love how we’re all signing Chavez’s obits already.

    But, of course, that is what I was thinking, too.

  • mbonzo

    Its nothing its nothing its nothing its nothing its nothing. Damnit I hope he’s ok.

  • MannyGeee

    A-Rod the pinch runner…

    • mbonzo

      Was thinking this has to be the first time in a LONG time.

  • BillR

    Seriously Chavez!?!?!

  • Tim

    A-Rod: his only value to the team is as a pinch runner. Discuss.

    • Mister Delaware

      Would rather Cody Ranson.

      • Mister Delaware

        Aka Cody Ransom

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

          Meh, Cody Ransom hasn’t earned the right to have his name spelled correctly.

    • YankeesJunkie

      True fact!

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    The concept of A-Rod filling in for Chavez just makes me giggle. Hehehehe.

  • UncleArgyle

    Following on Gamecast, how bad does the Chavez injury look?

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      His foot became completely detached from his foot. Not worth putting on the DL though.

      • DCBX

        Just got a chance to check in now. I had a good laugh on this one.

    • mbonzo

      He looked pretty frustrated, not in pain, but he was limping.

    • Yank the Frank

      It’s his foot. He limped off. With Eric’s history it can’t be good.

  • Cuso

    Gotta wonder if he just took his double and liked it if nothing would have happened

    • Mister Delaware

      Why didn’t Clemente just mail a money order?

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        Nice.

      • MannyGeee

        too soooon!

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

        I laughed, and then I cried.

        • Pat D

          You’re going to hell for laughing, I hope you know.

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

            Oh, that’s a given already. I’m just trying to avoid the handbasket at this point.

            • Pat D

              I’ve never understood that concept.

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

                Apparently, the only thing worse than going to hell is being uncomfortable on the trip there.

                Handbaskets are very small, you know.

                • Pat D

                  I think that if you’re going to hell, your comfort level on the way there is the least of your worries.

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

                    Yeah, but at least when Henry Hill went to jail in Goodfellas, he got to have a nice party beforehand and a limousine ride ride there to boot. It’s a nice moment of solace in luxury before the horrors of the netherworld.

    • Tim

      And if Woody had gone to the police, none of this would ever have happened.

  • Yank the Frank

    Eric goes down and you have to bring that scrub ARod.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Russell needs to delay steal.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Nunez > Jeter

  • Cy Pettitte

    Nunez: clutch.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Wait…what the hell is this? More than one run in an inning. This calls for a drink!

    • Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin’ muthafucka, muthafucka)

      I wish we were hangin out.

    • Erica

      Well… Cinco de Drinko! It would be appropriate.

  • Cuso

    A Nunezian Swing!

    I own all Copyrights

  • mbonzo

    Eduardo Nunez… Keep bumping up that trade value!

  • vin

    Nunez is Wally Pip’ing Jeter.

    OK, probably not.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Olney -“The last three pitches for Neftali Feliz in his injury rehab Wednesday: 99 mph, 99 mph, 100 mph. It’s expected he will be activated Friday.”

    just our luck.

    • FIPster Doofus

      If the Yankees play their cards right, they won’t have to face him.

    • Pat D

      Just don’t fall behind.

      AKA, wake up, offense.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Nunez looks hurt.

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

    Hah. TEH WHEELZ!

    • MannyGeee

      Nunez = Captain General Private(?) Intangibles!!!!

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

        Seaman Intangibles.

        /juvenile’d

        • MannyGeee

          well done!!!! I Laughed.

  • mbonzo

    Great time for Swisher’s first HR.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Already did that…awkwaaarrrdddd…

      • mbonzo

        Oh good, missed it thought he was still hunting for his first on May 5th.

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

      Second.

      • MannyGeee

        first one that counts, that is

        oh wait…

    • Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin’ muthafucka, muthafucka)

      Somebody missed a game! Tisk, tisk.

      • mbonzo

        You caught me.

  • Cuso

    Swisher sucks

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    You know what, Nick. Just fuck you.

  • Yeah I’m that guy

    AJ Burnett: officially on no hitter alert

    • MannyGeee

      never happen…

      #reversejinxactivated

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

        The only thing sillier than believing in jinxes is believing in reverse jinxes.

        • YankeesJunkie

          The only thing sillier than not believing in reverse jinxes is Dustin Pedroia.

    • Chip

      Where is Kay when you need him?

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    Dammit Nick Swisher.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Now that Chavez appears that he is heading to the DL will the Yankees call up Jorge Vazquez or Brandon Laird?

  • mike_h

    so if a DL stint for Eric who comes up Brandon Laird or Jorge Vasquez?

    • MannyGeee

      Safe money is on Ramiro Pena. Plus glove over unproven minor league bat would be my guess.

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

        Pena’s hurt. Fouled a ball off his foot over the weekend, hasn’t played since.

        • Pat D

          Curses!

    • Pat D

      Pena.

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

      Hey-Zeus. To play 3B and SS.

      • mbonzo

        Coltrane at 3B, Jesus at C?

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

          Pshaw, that’s the easy way to do it. Montero at the hot corner.

          Go big or go home.

        • Cy Pettitte

          Banuelos to 3rd base

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

            He’s got the arm for it. And if anyone could be a lefty 3B, I believe in Manny.

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

      It’ll probably be Kevin Russo.

  • MannyGeee

    “Men Left on Base” counter is spinning like a ceiling fan!

    5 through 3 innings? that sound right?

  • Pat D

    Great pic on ESPN main page right now. It’s Mark Cuban and Jack Nicholson.

    Jack’s talking and has a look on his face like, “Now you’re gonna let us win the next couple games to make it interesting, right?”

    Cuban has the look on his face, “Uh, go fuck yourself, Jack.”

    • YankeesJunkie

      As far as owners go, Mark Cuban is good for the league from the fan’s perspective. I am disappointed that he did get the Cubs or Rangers.

      • Pat D

        I don’t dislike him, but I don’t like the Mavs and I’m not sure why.

        • Mister Delaware

          Most everything from Texas is inherently dislikeable.

          • Pat D

            Amen.

      • mbonzo

        I hope he gets the Mets. No one else should touch that organization.

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

          Seeing as how I respect Cuban the team owner as a man dedicated to spending the money necessary to make his team great, I want him nowhere near the Mets. The Mets continuing to flounder in mediocrity is only good for the Yankees.

  • David, Jr.

    He has surpassed Jeter in extra-base hits in something like ninety less at-bats.

  • Urban

    The way Chavez limped after pulling up running the bases, my first thought was injured Lisfranc ligament. Seemed to be in the foot.

    • Mister Delaware

      Totally. Some people say its tough to diagnose injuries while watching television but I’m not one of them.

      • Urban

        Diagnosing a pulled hamstring or a pulled groin is easy, admitedly a listfranc injury is a bit more obscure. The way it happened, where they were looking and the way they reacted reminded my of Wang’s injury. Hope I’m wrong. That’s a long recovery time.

  • Jim S

    Man, it’s almost as if we’re losing, if I went solely off of the tone of some of these comments.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Nunez. You fucking piece of shit. Go fuck yourself. Seriously.

    • mbonzo

      Practical response.

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        I’m a practical person.

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

      Garth, if I was to give you some of the money from my wallet, would that help ease the pain?

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        <3

  • YankeesJunkie

    Nunez may have one of the worst throwing arms (total package) I have seen in the majors.

  • Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin’ muthafucka, muthafucka)

    I’m at a loss for words at this point.

  • Urban

    I really want to like Nunez, but he seems to make an error (on an easy play) every single game he plays.

    • MannyGeee

      but he can run, hit and throw!?!?!?!?

      Or so John Sterling just told me

  • Cy Pettitte

    No hitter still alive.

  • mbonzo

    Whats so surprising about that? Nunez’s throwing arm might be strong but he couldn’t hit the side of a barn to save his life.

    • Mister Delaware

      What if he’s aiming 10 feet to the left of the barn?

      • mbonzo

        I think he played a game at 2B during ST and he threw the ball straight into the dirt abut 3 feet from him, the ball rolled like a bowling ball to the 1B and got the out. There were no words to describe that.

  • ansky

    Every throw from Nunez an adventure

  • shrimpd

    NUNEZ YOU PIECE OF SHIT. HOW DARE YOU!!!!WHERES JETER PUT HIM IN RIGHT NOW!

  • Across the pond

    Everytime Nunez is playing theres a comment about his good throwing arm. Does he actually have one? I almost expect them types of throws at this stage

    • Pat D

      Supposedly he has a “strong” arm.

      But he sure as shit doesn’t have an “accurate” one.

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

        Sounds a little like Jeter.

    • mbonzo

      He’s got a strong arm, its just a matter of him throwing the ball in the right direction.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Define “good throwing arm.” If by “good throwing arm” you mean burying the ball in the fucking dirt, then yes, he has an amazing throwing arm.

      • MannyGeee

        “burying the ball into the dirt at a very high velocity”

      • Across the pond

        I normally hear it when Kay is in the booth, so to be honest I have no idea what good throwing arm is supposed to mean.

    • YankeesJunkie

      He is the Rick Ankiel of shortstops, electric arm, no clue where the ball is going.

  • Pat D

    Bad throw by Nunez.

    Another piece of me dies.

  • Cuso

    What does it say about the 2011 Yankees that we’d prefer Jeter’s GLOVE with Nunez’ BAT?

    • Jim S

      Can I just have Jeter’s throwing arm?

      • Cuso

        yes, I agree to those terms

        I’ll bring Dr. Frankenstein in here momentarily

    • Rob Thomsen’s Chili Farts

      $200 million down the drain?

      • Jim S

        $200 million? Where in the world did you get that number?

  • Yank the Frank

    Me thinks the problem with Nunez’s arm has gone to his head.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Knoblauch’d

  • Billy Mumphrey

    Will is offense waste yet another great performance by our starter? Someone needs to be held accountable. Kevin Long or Girardi.

    • Rob Thomsen’s Chili Farts

      The fans can hold the organization accountable by not buying tickets anymore.

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

        Perhaps Billy Mumphrey can hold the rest of the world accountable for all of our various failures by giving us all the silent treatment.

        That’ll teach us.

        • Rob Thomsen’s Chili Farts

          Billy Mumphrey? More like Milly Bumphrey, if you ask me.

      • jetrer

        Seems like they’ve already started that this year.

    • Jim S

      Yo, look at the scoreboard.

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

      Reasonable.

    • tom

      You do notice the Yanks are LEADING, don’t you?

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

        We’re not leading by enough. All leads of less than 5 runs within the first two innings don’t count, because the Yankees will inevitably blow them. Because this team full of last-place losers sucks and can’t do anything right.

    • Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin’ muthafucka, muthafucka)

      The Yankees are the only offense that slumps during a season. And that is a scientific fact.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Rothschild = Burnett whisperer

  • Kostas

    John Lackey – 2.2 innings so far, 3 hits, 3 runs, 3 ER, 2 BB ERA 6.03….60 pitches…

    Wow Theo is a GENIUS – Dice K, Lackey, Jenks, Wheeler, #RedSoxWSChamps

    • UncleArgyle

      In John Lackey’s defense, his Feilders must not be making plays behind him, and the catcher must be calling a bad game.

      • MannyGeee

        5 ACES bitch, 5 ACES

      • Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin’ muthafucka, muthafucka)

        A bulldog pitcher should be able to overcome all that.

      • Across the pond

        But Boston has a defense made of grit?!!!?!

    • Mister Delaware

      You just know Lackey farts on the mound upwards of a dozen times per game.

      • Yank the Frank

        Hell, I do that per hour.

  • Jim S

    I’m loving that Burnett is missing bats again this year.

  • Pat D

    Angels have a 3-0 lead over Boston?

    I’m guessing Red Sox win 7-3.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Why so conservative? How about 64-3 — unless, of course, Rodney pitches multiple innings.

      • Across the pond

        In which case it would be 84-3

  • MannyGeee

    AJ is gonna work for this quality start, huh… alot of pitches

  • Cuso

    AJ, give ‘em the ole sawzeege!!

  • YankeesJunkie

    How did the Tiger’s score their first run since still has a no hitter.

    • MannyGeee

      HBP, throwing error, sac fly

    • Across the pond

      HBP, error and sac fly

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

    Hey, look, the balls our guys are hitting are finding holes today!

    Good shit. I love when that happens, so we can all postpone our respective suicide watches (temporarily).

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

      I spoke too soon, apparently. Suicide Watch resumed.

    • YankeesJunkie

      Balls finding holes is a talent, not just luck.

      • Jim S

        Nope. Hitting balls hard is a talent. Balls finding holes is luck to all but maybe .01% of anyone who’s ever played in the MLB.

        Also TWSS.

        • YankeesJunkie

          I was going for your eloquent second point rather than your factual first.

          • Jim S

            Ah. Misinterpretations FTW.

      • MannyGeee

        thats what she said!

  • MannyGeee

    SHIT SHIT SHIT.

    Sterling just announced that AJ is pitching a no hitter.

    Bad juju

    • Deeznutz

      And for those of us not listening to Sterling, you just announced it to us! haha

      • MannyGeee

        damn. this ruined no-no sits on my shoulders.

    • Brian in NH

      does not matter

    • Mister Delaware

      WWHD?

  • Pat D

    Cano should have just kept running. He was going to get doubled up no matter what.

  • Cuso

    The dimensions of Comerica are too daunting for our offense.

    AJ loves it though….

  • Deeznutz

    Is it Rothschild doing magic or Martin? As much as I hate pitchers having boners for one particular catcher, he seems to love throwing to him.

    • Deeznutz

      On Burnett of course…

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

      /psychosomatic’d

    • YankeesJunkie

      It is probably a combination of your two points with the fact that Burnett’s curve is much better this year and he has incorporated the change ever so slightly more.

    • MannyGeee

      A combination of A and B, mixed in with a little “he got his head out of his ass”…

      his body language and demeaner is completely different than it was last season…

    • Chris

      Or the fact that he’s not as bad as his performance last year would indicate, so he was bound for some level of bounce back no matter what other changes were made.

  • http://. Greg

    Just for the record, I wonder what the record is when Mike titles the post Just (freakin) win. He’s done that about three times this season already.

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

      I hope it’s 3-0. That way, we can blame Mike for every loss for failing to title the post in the appropriate, auto-winning way.

      • YankeesJunkie

        True dat! Also, if Burnett throws a no hitter today that means Mike will have to post DoTF tomorrow morning instead of tonight and get trashed at Foley’s.

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

          Correlation equals causation. Every time, my friend.

          Every time.

  • Rob Thomsen’s Chili Farts

    wow

  • Chip

    And he saves the no-hitter!!!! Yeah, I know it’s the 5th

  • YankeesJunkie

    Destiny!

  • Erica

    YEAH SWISH! My heart stopped for a second.

  • MannyGeee

    I am a huge fan of these efficient innings!

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

    Swisher’s internal monologue during that inning:

    Screw you, monteroisdinero. I’m a good outfielder!

    • Monteroisdinero

      not really.

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

        Yeah… he is, though.

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

    I can’t believe Jack Morris didn’t win the Toyota Text Poll.

    He was only the greatest pitcher of the ’80s and the most clutchtastic big game bulldog ever, and the fact that he hasn’t yet been elected into the Hall of Fame is a national travesty.

    [Ed. note: None of what tommie just said in the preceding paragraph was true.]

    • Jim S

      Except, I’m guessing, the first sentence. Maybe America’s getting smarter?

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

        I did limit the editor’s note to the second paragraph, not the entire comment.

        • Jim S

          And I chose to ignore “preceding” because reading is for saps. America’s not getting any smarter if I’m an example. D’oh.

    • YankeesJunkie

      Great pitchers know how to pitch the score, just ask Pedro, Maddux,and Clemens.

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

        Morris was way better than all of those guys, though.

        Because of the ‘stache.

    • http://. Greg

      What hurts him is his ERA at 3.90. That’s a little too high for the Hall

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

        I think something might have just gone over your head, Greg.

        • http://. Greg

          I’m not watching the game so there’s the excuse

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

            Yeah, I’m sure that’s what it was.

            (averts eyes, straightens necktie)

        • Mister Delaware

          Like a 3 run homer going over Morris’ head while he’s pitching with a 5 run lead.

  • Across the pond

    Was Flaherty any good as a player?

    • Chip

      I would compare him to……Jose Molina?

      • Urban

        Flaherty had more bat than Molina.

      • Mister Delaware

        I think we all know you aren’t allowed cross-ethnic comparisons in baseball.

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

          Or in any portion of the rest of life, for that matter.

    • mbonzo (‘s best impersonation of Mike Axisa)

      He was a good defensive catcher and had a decent bat for a backup catcher.

      • mbonzo

        Woops, not an impersonation that time.

        • YankeesJunkie

          You should have separate RAB tabs going so this does not occur again. For shame!

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

        ?

    • Urban

      Not as a hitter.

    • MannyGeee

      meh… prototypical backup/personal catcher type: decent glove, not lighting the world on fire with the lumber…

  • Chip

    Man, remember how much it used to suck when we hit all those three-run homers? I’m glad we stopped that so our offense could improve

    • YankeesJunkie

      Yeah, the offense was just too one dimensional. MOAR BUNTING!

  • Urban

    Carly…yum.

    • Pat D

      Enjoy her while you can.

      • Urban

        I’d like to enjoy her, but my guess is that won’t be in the cards.

  • Pat D

    Fuck you, Teix.

    • Chip

      Stop being so good on defense that we expect you to make every single difficult play!

      • Pat D

        What? I’m not allowed to be stupidly irrational once in a while?

        • Chip

          I was joining in your stupidly irrationality by being more stupidly irrational, thats the circle of life my friend

      • V

        I didn’t like his positioning. He seemed quite a bit closer to the plate than I’d expect.

  • Chip

    It was fun while it lasted I guess

  • Cy Pettitte

    ughh

  • Erica

    Aaaaaaand thar goes the no-hitter

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

      IF ONLY ALL YOU BASTARDS HADN’T JINXED IT! I HATE YOU ALL!

      • Pat D

        I do hate everybody. But for different reasons.

        Is that a “me” problem?

  • Mister Delaware

    I think I’m retiring my “the stats just don’t properly rate Teixeira’s defense” argument. That was by no means an easy play, but he seems to let a lot of those “only a really, really good 1B makes that play” balls go through him.

    • MannyGeee

      “Teix is a great defensive 1B…” should always be qualified by “…in comparison to the last run of Yankee 1B”

      Good… very good, maybe… but not great.

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

        Mark Teixeira makes Jason Giambi look like Jim Abbott.

        • MannyGeee

          Mark Teixeira makes Jason Giambi look like Jeremy Giambi

        • Mister Delaware

          Who made Dave Dravecky look like Pete Gray.

  • MannyGeee

    wow. there went the no no.

    which one of you assholes started the no hitter counter in the 3rd?

  • tom

    Anyone think the number of smoked double-play balls the Yanks hit might account for many of those 40-odd runs yesterday’s article said they were missing?

    • Chip

      40-odd hits but yeah, that’s a big part of it I think

  • Chip

    Great, now Girardi is going to think he needs to bunt more often

  • YankeesJunkie

    Well I guess the Yankees need to score more than 2 runs to win the game, damn!

    • Urban

      Hey, you stole my line. I’ll ignore that you posted it seconds prior.

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

    Boesch is an annoying little sparkplug.

    (anyone?)

    • Yank the Frank

      He’s no Champion.

      • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

        *ding ding ding*

    • mbonzo

      Too much grit.

    • Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin’ muthafucka, muthafucka)

      I think you mean buttplug. He’s heinous.

  • Urban

    Okaaaay, looks like we’ll need more than two runs today to win this one.

    • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

      Was really really hoping it wasn’t gonna come to that.

    • MannyGeee

      considering how the past two games have gone, this scares the shit out of me.

  • http://. Greg

    That’s how its done everybody in the dugout. Hitting with runners in scoring position. And Smallball strikes again

  • FIPster Doofus

    Angels 6, Red Sox 0.

    That Lackey is a real bulldog.

    • mbonzo

      Red Sox are being no hit again, only 3 IP so far but they went pretty long yesterday. I think 6 IP?

    • YankeesJunkie

      Considering how bad the bullpen was beat up last night, Lackey may have to take one for the team.

      • Across the pond

        Or, he could have been good and not got beaten up.

        He stuck with what he’s good at.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Is the game over? If not even an out is plenty of time for the Angels to collapse and be even more useless.

      • MannyGeee

        its kinda what they do against the Sox…

      • FIPster Doofus

        Doubtful today. It’s 8-0 now and Pineiro is a good pitcher.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Jim Leyland has that philosophy that drives pitchers to the ground.

  • http://. Greg

    The problem with the offense is the consistency. They score 15 runs one day and none the next day. I’d settle for 7 runs for both than the other option

    • YankeesJunkie

      The Yankees have one of the best offenses in the game. This is just a minor blip on the road.

    • Kostas

      I think you fail to understand how hard it is to accumulate 8 hits, score only 2 runs, and consistently leave 6+ men on base every game.

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

      The problem with the offense is the consistency.

      List of offenses throughout baseball history that have an occasional problem with consistency:

      All of them

      [End of list]

  • pat

    Another liner right at someone. Awesome.

    • http://. Greg

      This BAbip thing started in last year’s ALCS against the Rangers and has seemed to contiue.

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

        Keyword in that sentence:

        “seemed”

  • MannyGeee

    FYI, last time A Rod was a pinch runner???

    1995, against the Yankees in the playoffs.

    Thank you Suzy Waldman. You have added value today

  • MannyGeee

    shit, Gardner shoulda bunted.

    oh, wow. I just got dizzy

  • Chip

    Man, the BABIP gods hate the Yankees lately

  • Across the pond

    Gotta hand it to Porcello. Great job getting through 7.

    • YankeesJunkie

      Considering Porcello’s pitch count is 150 I will be interested to see if he can get through 8.

  • Urban

    Jeez, what was that graphic. I thought the building out in CF was collapsing.

  • Mister Delaware

    Past a diving Je … Nunez.

  • Meat Loaf

    Nunez’s dive was funny. Really funny.

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

    Come on, Allan James. Bear down.

    • Mister Delaware

      I always say Aristotle Jerome in my head because that’s what I really wish A.J. stood for.

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

        Comment of the day.

      • the tenth inning stretch

        I wish that was my name.

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

      Bah.

  • Cy Pettitte

    this inning may need a K-Rob Klean-up

  • http://. Greg

    Get him out Joe

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

    Reliever please.

    • MannyGeee

      If you say it with an inflection, its pretty goddam funny…

      “Reliever, please….”

  • MannyGeee

    uh oh. Is that Bad AJ’s music I hear?

  • Cy Pettitte

    AJ’s first melt down of the year.

  • Yank the Frank

    Wheels are off.

  • Chip

    Man, it was fun when good AJ was here

  • jetrer

    fucking AJ

  • YankeesJunkie

    Well…fuck!

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

    Man, this really jumped up a notch. I mean, it’s gotten out of hand fast.

  • http://. Greg

    IMPLOSION ALERT IMPLOSION ALERT

  • wow

    how does a team play so poorly and yet seem like they have been in the game all along?

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

      Because:

      A.) They have been in the game all along
      B.) They haven’t played all that poorly

      • wow

        no hit through 5?

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

          It happens. Doesn’t indicate overly poor play.

  • Kostas

    Awesome…..The things dynasty’s are built from. First time Yanks lose 3 in a row?

  • Urban

    Strikeout followed by DP, please.

  • Mister Delaware

    Someone must have tore a few pages out of the binder.

  • YanksFan in MA

    How much runs do we give up here? I’m guessing 3.

  • jetrer

    why the fuck is he still pitching

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

    Yeah, A.J. was left in about three batters too long.

    • MannyGeee

      Girardi gives AJ a little too much rope. always has. did it in the playoffs last yr against the Rangers too…

  • Jorge brosada

    jesus christ. Bullpen please

  • mbonzo

    Joba. NOW.

  • jetrer

    Girardi is a fucking idiot

  • FIPster Doofus

    Why the hell was Burnett even allowed to load the bases? The bullpen had last night off, for all intents and purposes.

    • Chip

      Dude, he allowed one hit before this inning and his pitch count was looking great. Why would you have the bullpen up in that situation?

      • FIPster Doofus

        Burnett has been struggling after the sixth inning all season, hasn’t he? This isn’t anything new. Someone should’ve been up in the bullpen.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Wow, I thought that was a grand slam.

    • NHyankeesfan

      maybe in fenway

  • Cuso

    Wow. Fallin apart quick.

  • Mister Delaware

    This is really inexplicable.

  • Chip

    Wow, going to the change-up there, I like it

  • jetrer

    Is everyone in the bullpen unavailable today or is Girardi just blind and dumb.

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

    If he can limit this to that one run, I’d be ecstatic.

    • MannyGeee

      I’d take it!

  • Kostas

    Well you just can’t predict baseball…. except for Yankee hitting/pitching.

  • Billy Mumphrey

    And there goes the lead. Someone either needs to be fired or the lineup needs to change. We shouldn’t be putting our pitchers in situations where they can only give up 1 run. The Tigers are playing beter ball.

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

      And there goes the lead. Someone either needs to be fired

      I nominate that you be the one who is fired, Billy.

    • MannyGeee

      not sure how you can change the line up any more than it was changed today…

      bat Cano 9th? lead off with Teix? Nunez to cleanup???

  • Matt

    Once again, if the Yankees lose it is on the offense.

    Porcello is a mediocre pitcher, and they have 2 runs on 10 baserunners over 7 innings.

    Burnett is doing his job. How about this “vaunted” lineup do its job?

    • V

      Your definition of ‘mediocre’ is different than mine.

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

      How about this “vaunted” lineup do its job?

      This vaunted lineup has done its job for the overwhelming majority of this season so far.

      It’s having a bad week. Should we drag it out back and kill it, or wait patiently for that bad week to end and for the offense to start playing at its established level of capability?

  • Rey22

    I just tuned in. Have they really been as bad as the line score says? Just 2 runs on 8 freakin hits?

    • MannyGeee

      and a metric shit ton of men left on base.

    • Chip

      All but one have been singles and they have hit into a few double plays

  • paul

    there are times when girardi just baffles us….aj has thrown well..after the martinez at bat–should have been replaced…oh well..

    • Matt

      Burnett was at 90 pitches and dealing up to that point. There is no way you would consider taking him out.

      Looking at these decisions with hindsight is meaningless. The results don’t change the initial logic, which was correct.

      If anyone is to be blamed, it’s this pathetic lineup. Not the starters, who have kept them in every single game in this series and given them innings.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Strikeout looking, please. I can’t take much more of this.

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

    Man, it’s so nice to have a guy behind the plate who can block AJ’s wildness (while not simultaneously being a black hole in the lineup).

  • jetrer

    Un fucking believable

  • Chip

    Well, can’t put the one on AJ, he did a great job

  • Cy Pettitte

    fuck you so much Nunez.

  • Mister Delaware

    Score one for the people who harped on one point all game.

  • Jorge brosada

    Fuck you nunez, fuck you.

    DFA now, just for that bullshit

  • V

    So. Nunez. Way to go d00d. Way to go.

    I can haz Pena?

    • the tenth inning stretch

      Didn’t Pena just get hurt?

      • Chris

        It was his foot. At least he could throw the ball to first.

      • V

        Didn’t know that. Ugh.

        Cano to SS? Can’t be worse than Nunez, lol.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    NUNEZ…

  • Billy Mumphrey

    Cut Nunez. What is he even in there? Where is Ramiro Pena or Jeter?

  • YankeesJunkie

    FUCK YOU NUNEZ! YOU WORTHLESS SACK OF SHIT!

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

    Crap.

    Nice going, Eduardo.

  • Matt

    Again, not Burnett’s fault.

    Other than the pitching, this team has looked like a rag tag bunch of little league players in the last week and a half.

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

    Good grief, Eduardo Nunez fucking sucks.

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

      SS of the future, baby.

  • Rey22

    …..God dammit. Get Nunez out of this team. His defense has been putrid and that’s pretty much the only thing he’s supposed to do right. I’d rather have Pena’s good defense even if he can’t hit for shit.

  • Kostas

    Well with that… time to move onto Texas. If luck shows up, Yanks will win Saturday to break up a 4 game losing streak…

    Team is annoying with their horrible defense, baserunning.

  • JohnnyC

    Nunez must think he’s playing the option at Nebraska. Why doesn’t he plant and throw? Why must he throw on the run every single time?

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

      That’s what’s most infuriating, too: it was a fairly routine play. Slow it down and just make a good throw.

    • Chip

      He had to on that one, he would have been a closer play at first

    • YankeesJunkie

      I remember when Nebraska ran the option! Has gone downhill ever since :(

    • MannyGeee

      Derek Jeter is his role model.

  • Klemy

    Ugh…

    Why do we do this to ourselves?

  • jetrer

    Nunez needs to be send down until he can learn to throw straight.

  • Urban

    And in a move applauded by Yankee Universe, Girardi brings Jeter in as a defensive replacement. Wait, what…?

    Really, Eduardo. Not good.

  • ansky

    SO the people who are killing Jeter, because of his lack of offense are now calling for Ramiro Freaking Pena for his defense?
    We wonder why people hate Yankee fans?
    How about consistency, do we want offense or defense from SS

    • V

      I would take at least one of the two. Jeter = mediocre defense and bad offense. Nunez = bad defense and mediocre offense. Pena = bad offense and good defense.

    • YankeesJunkie

      When has Nunez provided offense to the Yanks? Jeter is the best SS the Yanks have right now.

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

      We wonder why people hate Yankee fans?

      No, not really. At least I don’t.

    • Mister Delaware

      I think its pretty safe to say that 90% of people who “hate Yankees fans” don’t know who Eduardo Nunez and Ramiro Pena are.

    • Urban

      Jeter is the starting SS. They want the back-up SS (be it Nunez or Pena) to make the standard plays. It’s pretty simple.

    • jetrer

      Jeter gives neither

    • Tim

      We want at least one of those things at SS. Jeter delivers neither. Unfortunately, neither does Nunez (he’s even worse at delivering the defense than Captain Statue).

    • tom

      We want Honus Wagner in his prime. And we want it NOW!!!!

  • Matt

    Just like last year, they look like two different teams so far at home and on the road. When they can’t hit the home runs on the road that they can at Yankee Stadium, they are totally lost.

    • Tim

      It doesn’t appear to me looking at GameDay that they have hit any deep fly balls to right field that stayed in the park. So there goes that theory…

    • pat

      They have put 11 people on base through 8 innings. That’s plenty.

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

    5th metatarsal?

    Ugh. What’s that, two months?

    • Klemy

      Cut it off and get back out there!

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

        Sincerely,
        Ronnie Lott

      • MannyGeee

        rub some dirt on it…

    • MannyGeee

      depends, if you’re a backup, maybe.

      If you are a starting 1B on a 7 year deal, you play through it like Teix did

    • Mister Delaware

      Paging Dr. Urban …

    • Urban

      5th metatarsal? Isn’t that one of the levels of Hell from Dante’s Inferno?

  • Matt

    Run totals since last Monday:

    0,2,3,12,3,5,5,5,2,0,2 (so far)

    If this holds up, it’ll have been 39 runs over the last 11 games (3.54 runs/game).

    When it’s home run or nothing, you’re going to be inconsistent. These hitters are not patient and do not work the count consistently. Anyone who watches them every day can see that. When you are not patient at the plate, you are not going to hit balls hard consistently.

    • V

      This is idiotic.

      • V

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

        7th in the majors in Pitches per Plate Appearance.

        Seems to be minimal correlation with ‘good offense’, anyhoo.

      • Matt

        Such a constructive remark. When you have a lineup with the approach of trying to hit home runs and fly balls, you are going to have big peaks and valleys. Instead of working pitchers and hitting mistakes, they are swinging at pitcher’s pitches and getting themselves out.

        • V

          When confronted with an idiot, sometimes there’s nothing constructive one can say.

          Your eyes = wrong.

          I encourage you to spend a week watching nothing but Padres, Astros, and Mariners’ games. Then you’ll understand what a ‘bad offense’ is.

          • Matt

            Taking my comment to its most extreme doesn’t “disprove” my point, it just makes you look ridiculous.

            Of course they are not the Padres, they have a lot more talent in the lineup. Which is exactly why it’s frustrating to see them hit like the Padres against many mediocre pitchers.

          • MannyGeee

            at least there you know what you’re getting. This team can hit. They did damage all of april with the lumber.

            they have just gone to sleep at the wheel.

            • V

              If you can find me a team in major league history that didn’t have a bad week, I’ll pay you $100.

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

                That.

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

          When you have a lineup with the approach of trying to hit home runs and fly balls, you are going to have big peaks and valleys.

          Is that what approach this Yankees lineup has? I don’t know of anyone in the everyday lineup who actually has that approach. All these guys are professional hitters trying to work the count and get hittable pitches to hit line drives. They’re also really good hitters which is why several of those line drives end up as home runs.

          Your entire argument is based around a faulty premise.

          • Matt

            Do you watch this team play?

            You don’t like what I have to say, I get it. Stop pretending that you are the almighty authority on Yankees baseball.

            It is blatantly obvious when hitters take certain approaches to the plate by the swings that they take. Sometimes you have to look beyond the numbers and watch what is actually taking place on the field.

            When a hitter goes up there and takes a first pitch at the knees on the outside and hits a lazy fly to center, that’s usually a hitter hunting fastball and trying to go deep. When a hitter is way out in front on a 3-2 outside fastball after seeing nothing but breaking balls, that tells you what their approach is like.

            I don’t need the validation of the RAB baseball “experts” to confirm what is incredibly obvious to anyone who actually watches what the players are doing on the field.

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

              Do you watch this team play?

              Do you?

              • Matt

                Obviously you don’t, because you haven’t paid enough attention to what you’ve seen to be able to refute my examples from just 2 nights ago that clearly demonstrate what I just said.

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

                  And obviously you don’t, because if you had you’d realize that your examples from just two nights ago do not outweigh the mountains and mountains of contradictory anecdotal evidence from the weeks and months and years preceding those silly little examples from just two nights ago that are barely a blip on the historical radar.

                  If you think this team is impatient based on anecdotal evidence from the past few nights, you’re either A.) not watching this team enough to develop a robust and full portrait of who this team is and how it goes about its business or you’re B.) a stupid moron.

                  Your call.

                  • Matt

                    That’s really mature. You must be proud of your ability to toss around insults without actually responding to any of the points at hand.

                    Citing numbers blindly is incredibly misleading. Being patient is not as simple as seeing a lot of pitches or swinging at strikes. By lumping everything together into one or two statistical categories, you completely miss the point.

                    In certain situations, at bats which have high pitch totals do not reflect patience. Fouling off some pitches in the dirt with 2 strikes and then striking out on a bouncer is not a patient at bat.

                    You cannot tell me what a hitter’s approach at the plate was by looking at a list of pitches or the outcome of the at bat. There are no statistics that measure true patience because none take into account the situations in which those at bats took place. When the team struggles offensively, it is obvious when hitters are more frequently expanding the zone and getting over-aggressive.

                    You are just upset that I criticized player performance. GET OVER IT!

                    • Tim

                      This has nothing to do with your being critical of anything or anyone.

                      You are correct in that looking at pitches per plat appearance does not necessarily show patience. It is possible (although EXTREMELY unlikely) that a batter could swing at everything and foul off terrible pitch after terrible pitch, bringing up that number artificially. But that isn’t the case here. The Yankee line-up is loaded with guys (ex. Cano) who have a track record of working counts and showing patience at the plate. And the stats show that they are following that track record in 2011.

                      In some games, that philosophy won’t work. Case in point, Wednesday’s game, where Scherzer was ahead of every batter strike one, strike two. Kinda hard to be patient there. And that is the rub – patience at the plate only works when the pitcher isn’t pounding the strikezone. A patient game plan against Roy Halladay is a recipe for a nice, tidy 100 pitch CG. Maddux was the same. Lee, too.

                      Suffice it to say that the team a) has been patient, as is their track record, and b) Scherzer was pretty awesome yesterday. Now I didn’t see the game today, so I can’t comment. But I did see that Porcello threw a TON of pitches in his 7 innings of work. Sounds like more patience to me.

            • V

              Well, if it is ‘blatantly obvious’, I guess there’s the irrefutable proof. Sorry I disagreed with your idiotic comments. Won’t do it again.

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

      These hitters are not patient and do not work the count consistently. Anyone who watches them every day can see that.

      And yet, the Yankees have the one of the best pitches per plate appearance marks in all of baseball. So, as usual, the narrative doesn’t match the facts.

      • Matt

        And yet, you once again distort the facts to try to discredit any statement that disagrees with your “Yankees can do no wrong” world view.

        Citing overall stats is incredibly misleading. A batter can hit 10 home runs in a month and then hit 10 the entire rest of the season. That doesn’t necessarily mean he’s a power hitter, it means he got hot for a stretch.

        The key is consistency. 49 pitches for Penny in the first 2 innings on Tuesday night, and 49 pitches in the next 4 combined.

        When you score 12 runs one game and 3 in each of the next 3, you scored over 5 runs per game, but you probably went 1-3 or 2-2.

        It’s pretty clear to anyone who watches them that they are not consistent in approach. I don’t need stats to tell me that, but even then look at what was posted above. 7th in MLB is not where this team should be- they are usually #1 or #2. Since they don’t get base hits, swinging earlier in the count means they are getting themselves out.

        • V

          “It’s pretty clear to anyone who watches them that they are not consistent in approach”.

          Yeah. That’s what we call the opposite of verifiable evidence. Please try again.

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

          List of players who have problems with consistency as you have described it:

          All of them

          [end of list]

          Seriously, your description of the ideal hitter who stays consistent and is slump-proof is a ballplayer who doesn’t exist. Every hitter goes through cold patches. Every hitter has stretches where the ball doesn’t fall in, or where they jump on pitches early in the count because they see something and it doesn’t work out.

          Your notion, however, that there’s some strategic flaw with the team that’s based on a lack of a willingness to work the count and be patient, that’s batshit insane. This lineup is filled with patient hitters from top to bottom. Your narrative is asinine and patently false. You’re manufacturing a bullshit excuse to attempt to explain normal statistical vagary that is a fact of baseball life.

          • V

            tsjc wins.

          • Matt

            No, really?

            You clearly do not understand the concept of separating results from approach. A hitter could be hitting .150 over a 10 game stretch but working counts and hitting balls right at people. Or that hitter could be swinging at first pitch fastballs out of the zone and grounding out weakly to short every at bat.

            There’s a significant difference. You’re probably one of those people who thinks it is smart to leave Soriano in for 30 pitches every night so long as he gets out of the jam.

            • V

              Your eyes/memory = flawed.

              You, for not realizing this = fool.

              You, for adding non sequitor strawman = more fool.

              End conversation.

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

              You clearly do not understand the concept of separating results from approach.

              And you clearly don’t understand the concept of verifying an assertion with facts.

              You began this whole inane non-sequitur with the assertion that the team isn’t patient. That assertion cannot be backed up with facts, because it’s false. The facts assert the opposite; the facts assert this team is exceedingly patient.

              Your whole argument is bullshit, and everything you’ve said today is logically false. I’m done with you.

              • Matt

                I backed it up with facts. You discredited them because they did not agree with your argument.

                Using statistics blindly is completely misleading. For instance, on the season, the Yankees have swung at 23.5% of the pitches out of the strike zone. In the last 14 days, they have seen that rise to 25.3%. So considering that a figure like that is averaged into those numbers, the rise has been closer to twice that amount.

                Of course when you cite the numbers which were mostly compiled before they were struggling, they will appear to be doing well. This is all about your dislike for anyone who criticizes the performance of the team, and you know it.

      • FIPster Doofus

        IT IS ANCHORMAN, NOT ANCHORLADY, AND THAT IS A SCIENTIFIC FACT!

    • Tim

      The Yankees are third in the AL and 7th in MLB in pitches per plate appearance. So with that, I would encourage you to try again.

  • V

    I now want to go to a Tigers game some day just so I can dump a beer over the head of one of those imbeciles.

    • Klemy

      Just don’t get the Steel City Ale…unless that’s the one you’re dumping.

  • Yank the Frank

    This got ugly real fast.

  • jetrer

    that is fucking awful Jorge

  • MannyGeee

    so… bright side?

    9-0 Angels.

    • JohnnyC

      Rays are winning 3-1 in the 9th.

  • Evan in NYC

    I wonder how many looking strikeout Jorge has on the fastball alone this year?

  • Kostas

    So unlike the last series with Texas, today the Yankees have as many DP’s as runs. #improvement

    and technically, they are .500 for RISP, so there is that. #petinalining

  • V

    Hey, at least it’s not just the Yankees who can struggle in strange ways.

    My fantasy team = 2/16. Haven’t had a day over .225 in quite awhile. 1 HR in 5 days. And I have a -really- good team.

  • James A

    I’d still rather be the first place (17-12) Yankees than the last place (14-17) Red Sox. Yanks have looked like shit this week, but they’re treading water quite well as we head towards the summer and potential available starters. I’ll be interested what the roster move is with Chavez going down

  • MannyGeee

    7IP, 2ER, 5K, 1BB….

    uh

    mazing

  • V

    Boone Logan is still Boone Logan.

  • pat

    Lolgan

  • MannyGeee

    I hate that Boesh guy

  • FIPster Doofus

    I eagerly await Boesch’s second annual plummet to mediocrity.

  • Cy Pettitte

    A LOOGY who only gets out righties, perfect

    • FIPster Doofus

      Send him to the island of misfit toys.

  • vin

    Eduardo Nunez is trending on Twitter. That’s never good.

    • MannyGeee

      LOL… that is the funniest goddam thing I’ve heard all day.

      And I am listening to this game….

  • James A

    Great, another day of watching that crazy asshole do his tribal war dances after the guy he walked overslides second and gets tagged out. Why is what Joba does too much but Valverde can pull a 15 second routine off for every strike and nobody says anything?

    • JohnnyC

      Rhetorical question. Joba’s a Yankee.

    • V

      Nothing would please me more than for someone to tie the game with a grand slam and dance around the bases.

    • MannyGeee

      Speaking on behalf of Hispanic Americans everywhere, we get a pass for being overly passionate/animated/celebratory because of our inornate excess of ‘machismo’… we also get a pass on smacking our old ladies/ Father in laws around (K Rod), throwing tantrums and breaking Gatorade bottles (Zambrano), being lovably crazy (Manny Ramirez), and pretending to “no hablo…” (Manny Again)….

      our ppl take 10 steps back every time it happens. and we appear to be happy about it….

      • Kostas

        Well said.

  • JohnnyC

    Nunez spent 6+ years in the Yankees’ farm system. Good to know that they’re teaching fundamentals so well throughout the organization.

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

      Is this on the teacher, or the student?

      • JohnnyC

        In this case, the teacher. Nunez can’t play shortstop if he can’t make a routine throw to first base. Arm strength and range go out the window if he can’t even position his feet to make an accurate throw.

    • Kostas

      Can’t teach fundamentals to players not qualified to play in the Arizona rookie league. But it is what you get when you trade your farm system for quality veterans on the downside of their career.

      • V

        Because, the Yankees have had a ton of shortstop prospects that they traded away, right?

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

          Yeah, I didn’t get that comment either. We haven’t really traded away the farm for quality veterans on the downside of their careers in a while, like the early ’00s.

          Maybe the Nady/Marte for Tabata trade… I can’t really think of anything beyond that. Nady wasn’t on his decline yet, though, he just got hurt.

    • MannyGeee

      In Nunez’ defense, he spent the first 4 seasons being polished as ‘trade bait’… thats how the Yanks roll’d

  • Cy Pettitte

    lol could you imagine if the the left side of the infield was Vazquez/Nunez?

  • Cy Pettitte

    oh shit Cone in the booth tomorrow

  • V

    This douchebag doesn’t need your expanded strike zone, ump.

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

    Valverde is entertaining in the same way that Snooki is entertaining.

    • Mister Delaware

      Snooki is a dick who ruins the already somewhat ruined name of my hometown.

  • V

    God damn BABIP luck.

  • NHyankeesfan

    that would have hurt a lot more if it wasnt for all of the taco bell he’s been eating

  • Rey22

    Just can’t catch a break.

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

    Hit a 5-run homer here, Eduardo, to atone for your sins.

  • tom

    True statement: The Yankees are right now having trouble stringing hits together at the right time to score plentiful runs.

    False corollary: There is an overriding, easily-corrected reason for this, of which the Yankees are refusing to take advantage, because they have either the wrong approach to the game, or their heads up their asses.

    Amazing how many people can watch games every day and actually believe the second part.

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

      All of that.

      It’s a slump. It doesn’t mean the team is somehow fundamentally flawed or impatient or that someone needs to be fired.

      Jesus, people, you’ve seen a baseball season before. Nothing here should be new or bewildering to anyone.

  • jetrer

    any chance Eduardo is playing for Scranton tomorrow … PLEASE

    • MannyGeee

      not with Jeter being listed as 37 years old ‘day to day’…

      • jetrer

        Bring up Pena

        • RL

          Also injured.

  • Kostas

    Definition of bad on the verge of sad….

    base hit, no throw stolen base – no out
    two batters later, 2 outs and still a runner stranded….

    • V

      Yes, because Russell Martin had an awful at bat.

      • Kostas

        To quote John Sterling “the Yankees are hitting the ball really hard”. So I guess that accounts for something.

        • V

          Yes. Good at bats, with hard hit balls, that just happen to unluckily hit Valverde’s fat ass before bouncing into an easy out, are probably not worth whining about.

          • Kostas

            so that is what Gameday calls “Lines out to Valverde, Shortstop to First, ARod to 3rd….

  • James A

    YOU CAN PUT IT ON THE BOARD…… YESSSS!

  • first time lawng time

    I’m so happy the Yankees are taking advantage and beating the lesser teams… Oh wait.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Swish needs to get on and at least give Robbie a chance

  • john titor

    pls send nunez to the minors and bring back pena!

  • BklynJT

    Nothing like playing the Yankees to turn an opponents 6+ game losing streak around.

  • jetrer

    WTF Swish

  • V

    Ok. I do not get that swing from Swish.

  • MannyGeee

    wow, Swish is not good right now…. not good at all

    • Kostas

      Yep… just one of many right now.

  • Mister Delaware

    Fuck Valverde.

  • Cy Pettitte

    fucking Valverde…what a douche

  • FIPster Doofus

    Wow. Does this asshole think he’s Kenny Powers?

  • James A

    I would’ve charged the mound if I was swish, I’d never let anybody show me up like that. ever

    • Mister Delaware

      Oh my god you have so much pride and masculinity you are totally what the Yankees need right now!

    • pat

      And then the entire Tigers team would have beaten your ass.

      • James A

        this is very true, as im sure swish knew well. there has to be some way to let valverde know that that’s not cool though

  • john titor

    wtf kind of celebration was that? what a jerk… i wish he dies soon.

  • V

    I don’t care if the Red Sox are playing the Tigers. If Valverde is on the mound, I root for his opponent to score 4+.

  • MannyGeee

    well, that was a disintersted handjob of a game…

  • first time lawng time

    Lol what was that Valverde? He looked like he was going through a rapture or an exorcism or something…good comedic relief.

  • V

    7 baserunners allowed, 3 runs (2 earned) in 3 innings pitched in the series, and he still celebrates like a fucking 2 year old on cocaine.

  • pat

    Vaverde is garbage

  • Urban

    That was an enjoyable game for about six innings.

  • first time lawng time

    Lol did you see Valverde freak out? Gee and people complain about Cervelli fist pumping.

    What a nutter.

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    Now to watch as the Rangers offense scores 5+ in all three games over the weekend while this Yankees offense continues to struggle with base hits. Un-fucking-believable.

  • Zack

    6-30 against a team that couldn’t hit or pitch to save their lives before this series. A disgrace, the Yankees deserve all the grief they’re going to get over this series.

  • bonestock94

    Sometimes I wish we were in the NL just for the off chance of having Valverde come up for an at-bat.

    • bonestock94

      Also, Papeldouche, Beckett, and maybe even Garza when he was on the Rays

  • Monteroisdinero

    Nunez made 14 errors in 118 g at Scranton last year. 1 error in 15 g with the Yanks last year.

    He has not yet turned 24. He had a bad game defensively. A little patience is needed. He won’t get 1/2 a season of patience like the vets do at the plate but a week or two wouldn’t be so awful.

  • Alfredo

    and we lose again not a surprise with such a bad offense right now. on the bright side we play twomorrow and hopefully some way some how our offense can score more then 5 runs. i still rather have good pitching then good hitting so keep up the pitching boys. for the record Nunez ruined A.j.’s good game.