May
06

Game 30: We play today, we win today

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(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Das it.

Derek Jeter, SS
Curtis Granderson, CF
Mark Teixeira, 1B
Alex Rodriguez, 3B
Robinson Cano, 2B
Andruw Jones, RF
Jorge Posada, DH
Russell Martin, C
Brett Gardner, LF

Ivan Nova, SP

8 p.m. ET, YES Network. Do it.

Categories : Game Threads
  • Karl Krawfid

    8pm start time. :(

    • Teh Comp Pick

      I don’t like it either. I feel like I almost prefer teh 10pm west coast start to this central zone bs…It’s like getting caught between the FB and the change

  • http://twitter.com/jmhs Jake S

    The game, it is at 8. I do wish it were at 7 though.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    That 7pm start time thing got me a little worried that I missed something.

  • dkidd

    who’s that in the pic with a-rod?

    • http://Www.or.ly JM

      I have no idea. Can’t say I’ve seen him before.

    • Andrew

      jeter i think

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

      Looks like Jeter to me.

  • Greg Golson’s Laser Rocket Arm

    Wow, can’t believe its 30 games already, and it would be 33 if it wasn’t for rainouts.

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

      I can’t believe it’s 30 games already and we haven’t clinched the division yet. What a bunch of clutchless, destined for last place losers we are.

  • Pat D

    Anyone else see Thor?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      I like superhero films but the only reason why I’d consider it is Natalie Portman.

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

    Happy Birthday, Willie Mays.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/.....id=6493309

    I wonder what his numbers would have been like if he hadn’t missed almost two full years to the Korean War. I wonder what his numbers would have looked like if he hadn’t played so many games in power-suppressing Candlestick Park.

    Maybe Bonds would have been chasing Willie and not Ruth…

    #thingsthatmakeyougohmm

    • Esteban

      Mays or Mantle at their peak, who you taking?

      • Sheepmeister

        Mays and its not particularly close either.

        • A-Rod’s Wingman

          Well that’s awfully stupid of you. At Mantle’s peak he was as good of a hitter as anyone in history.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          .298/.421/.557
          .302/.384/.557

          That’s not close how?

          • JobaWockeeZ

            And if you want to go by better seasons…

            Mays:.345/.411./667
            Mantle: .353/.464/.705

        • Esteban

          Just quick and dirty looking at 3 best consecutive seasons using OPS+

          Mantle 1956-1958 3 yr Avg:
          148 Games 43 HR, 24 2B, 15 S, 2 CS, 129 BB, 98 Ks, .340/.472/.654 SLG 206 OPS+

          Mays 63-65
          157 Games 46 HR, 25 2B, 12 S, 4CS, 224 BB, 226 K, .309/.387/.611 177 OPS+

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Mantle. He has like a 40 point OBP advantage and that’s in no way saying Mays can’t get on base.

        Their SLG is exactly the same except Mantle has a lesser average so he hit for more power.

        • nsalem

          Mays was much better defensively, a much better baserunner and the most cerebral baseball player ever. That sort of ends the argument.

          • JobaWockeeZ

            His defense his based on which metric?

            • nsalem

              Willie after 1951 was much faster. Got a better jump n the ball. If you had seen them both play you would know. Ask anyone who has.

          • A-Rod’s Wingman

            The most cerebral player ever…is there any way to quantify that? Cobb was pretty cerebral, as was Speaker, Hornsby, Morgan, Henderson, and DiMaggio.

            • nsalem

              It’s my opinion. I would say Henderson was more instinctive that cerebral. A-Rod is a very intelligent player (opinion also) as was Morgan.

    • nsalem

      Willie hit plenty of home runs at Candlestick. He had great opposite field power that worked to his advantage at The Stick. His power numbers were down the first three years the Giants moved. The first two were at Seals Stadium and 1960 at Candlestick. From 1961-166 he probably had more homers at home than on the road. I think if Ted William’s had fgotten back his 5 years he fave to the service and had played in a friendlier LH environment thhan Fenway everybody would still be chasing him.

      • Pat D

        Yea, I think that Rob Neyer showed that Willie didn’t lose many, if any, home runs due to Candlestick.

  • mbonzo

    Angel Hernandez is a joke, I don’t know how he’s still umpiring.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      It seemed like Wakefield threw the ball to first faster than any pitch he’s ever thrown :)

      • mbonzo

        Hah. Hernandez might have gotten the call right, but he’s way too trigger happy when throwing people out. His issues with Francona are pretty well documented, umpires shouldn’t hold grudges on the field. He’s always ranked one of the worst umpires, and somehow he’s kept his job.

        • Pat D

          I believe the answer for why he has a job is “union.”

          Now I’m not an anti-union person, but with guys like him and Joe West still running around…

          • A-Rod’s Wingman

            The union protects their members, it’s their job…if the owners and the players worked with the Umps union maybe things would be different.

    • bakekrukow412

      The worst is CB Bucknor by far. Even the players agree that guy sucks.

  • Kit

    Coney! Also Kay, please stop saying this is a rematch of the ALCS. It’s May.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Prediction:

      There will be WAAAAAY too many ALCS flashbacks during the game.

      • Kit

        Probably.

  • Rookie

    I made a too long post apparently that didn’t register. So here’s an excerpt:

    FanGraph numbers for ARod for the past 14 days:

    WAR of 0.0 ranks him 16th of 21 third basemen shown:
    http://www.fangraphs.com/leade.....#038;ind=0

    OPS of .538 ranks him 17th of 21 third basemen shown:
    http://www.fangraphs.com/leade.....#038;ind=0

    Question: Am I the only poster on RAB thinking that ARod is injured and isn’t doing himself or the team a favor by playing through it instead of letting it heal?

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

      He hurt his oblique, if it was still hurt he wouldn’t be able to sneeze, let alone play in a MLB game. It’s just a slump, it happens.

      • Rookie

        Mike, you don’t think he could be holding back on his swing to keep from reinjuring it or something like that?

        If it’s just a slump and unrelated to any kind of injury, isn’t it quite a coincidence that he goes from monster at the plate to munchkin overnight beginning on the very day that he has an injury that, as you reported, led to him being taken out of a game?

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

          I’m not saying it a coincidence. The slump could be related to the injury, but that doesn’t mean he’s still injured. The days off might have fouled up swing, or maybe he’s holding something back, who knows.

    • mbonzo

      Would you rather watch Arod play injured or Ramiro Pena?

      • Rookie

        mbonzo, of course I’d rather watch ARod from an entertainment perspective. But from the perspective of a Yankee fan who suspects ARod’s not fully recovered from his injury, at risk of re-injuring himself, and whose team owes him something around $200 million going forward, I’d rather watch Pena or Nunez or Teixera or Buddy Ayala or almost anyone other than ARod until I don’t think that risk is quite so high.

        And I don’t think players can always be trusted to tell you that they’re still injured. It’s a macho thing to not complain and go out there even if you’re not fully recovered and at risk of hurting yourself more. I think it’s up to the coach and the team to sometimes protect their players from themselves.

        I hear all the time about not letting players with hamstring injuries come back too soon because if they reinjure it it can become chronic. It just seems to me as a layman fan that the same risk would apply to an oblique injury. But maybe I’m wrong…

      • jarred

        i would rather watch arod play with no arms at all than watch pena.

  • Cy Pettitte

    It’s amazing how quickly Texas ascended to the top of my most hated teams list

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      I agree. It was like literally overnight.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      1. Red Sox
      2. Phillies
      3. Rangers
      4. Angles

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        This is my exact list. Except switch the Angles with the Angels.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Red Sox
        Red Sox fans
        Angels fans
        Angels
        Phillies
        Rangers

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    The Rangers are wearing red uniforms tonight…I like our chances.

  • Cy Pettitte

    nice to have you back Jeter

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

    Granderson sent that shit back to Detroit.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    You can put it on the boooaaaaarrrdddd. YES!

    • Pat D

      No.

      Just no.

  • http://. Greg

    Nice to be in Texas. That’s a fly in Detroit

  • Cy Pettitte

    YES! Good thing Nick was sick, lol.

  • NHyankeesfan

    babe granderson ruth

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Here’s the ownage first inning proceeded by no more runs. Please score like 7 here.

    But good blast.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Grandy pwning south paws.

  • delv

    wow, Grandyman only hits lefties. Monstrous

  • Jon A

    I tuned in just in time to see jeter go the other way and then see grandy hit one out. Nice.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Does anyone notice that the Ranger ballpark has a feature stolen from seemingly every stadium

    “Tiger Stadium” deck
    Grassy hill in CF from Old Kansas City

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

      They stole our facade. You know, in a confirmation-bias-y kinda way.

    • Pat D

      Considering what Arlington Stadium looked like, I can’t much blame them for doing that.

      Also, remember that George W. Bush was the owner when this stadium was being planned and built. If someone else told him it would look good, he’d probably say “yes” without too much questioning.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    And Ethier’s bid to beat DiMaggio goes on…

  • Cy Pettitte

    the Yankees cowboy hat is a little much

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Cowboy hats in general are a little much.

      • Jon A

        They just scream “douchebag.”

        • Esteban

          Yeah, if you’re not actively working with livestock, don’t wear a cowboy hat.

      • Pat D

        Unless you’re an actual rancher, yes.

        Otherwise, you ain’t no cowboy so stop pretending to be one.

        • delv

          By this genius-level reasoning, regular people should not wear baseball caps, as we are not baseball fans.

          • Pat D

            Ummm. I think you’ve missed my point.

      • A-Rod’s Wingman

        It’s one of those things that the amount you own is inversely proportional with your intelligence. Right up there with overalls, busted tees, and Ann Coulter books.

        • Pat D

          Listening to Ann Coulter is one of the things that will drive me to suicide.

          One of the many.

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

    Yeah, yeah, Rangers bitching about unimportant shit. grow up and grow some.

    Ok, that was unfair, but still.

    • Pat D

      That is a pretty ridiculous law in Seattle. Maybe they shouldn’t have built in a residential area?

      • Cy Pettitte

        they probably didn’t plan on having a lot of fans actually going to the stadium on a regular basis

        • Pat D

          +1

  • http://. Greg

    Perez has been hitting but he can’t field? DH anyone?

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Who?

      • http://. Greg

        Eduardo Perez. He’s hit the ball well but can’t field.
        As Posada walks. Oh well

  • A-Rod’s Wingman
  • Pat D

    Gotta pick Hosmer there considering you’ve got 3 pitchers, and I haven’t seen anyone say Freeman has more upside than Hosmer.

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

    Jorge’s still got the eye.

  • Pat D

    Anyone else think the strike zone has been a little inconsistent already?

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Absolutely. That last pitch to George looked good to me.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Zappa. 100%.

  • http://. Greg

    its shoulder patting time

  • Sheepmeister

    sac bunt.

    don’t want it but it has to be inevitable at this point.

  • Jon A

    “demonic little soul patch” lol

    • Pat D

      Tell us how you really feel about facial hair, Michael.

  • Cy Pettitte

    if they bunt Jorge’s dead

    • Cy Pettitte

      ah jeez, who could have seen that coming?

  • jetrer

    don’t fucking bunt

  • IRF

    BUNT ARGGHHHHH

  • Pat D

    This is so dumb, really. Gardner’s been hitting better and he can’t bunt.

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    “He’s reached base safely in 20 of his last 31 plate appearances” maybe you shouldn’t bunt him then, assholes.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    r u fuckin kiddin me

  • Esteban

    The bunt works again!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    goddamn bunts!

  • jetrer

    fucking retarded manager… when will Girardi grow a fucking brain

  • http://. Greg

    Another reason why Nunez should DH. He has speed

    • mike c

      he should be a pinch runner then, he’s not a good hitter

  • mbonzo

    Nice try Girardi. /sarcasm

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    And they wasted an out with Jeter coming to the plate.

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

    Damn, I was convinced the bunt would be successful this time!

    • Pat D

      Don’t you put that evil on me!

    • A-Rod’s Wingman

      While I generally find that bitching about bunting is a bit overstated most times, since The Book says that you should bunt to keep the infield on its toes if they begin to play too far back…but that bunt was insanely stupid.

  • jorge brosada

    why….

    so idiotic.

    Girardi you are a moron

  • Pat D

    Even my mother knew that wasn’t the right play.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    /Nunez’d

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      /Knoblauch’d

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        /Kazmir’d

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    What the fuck????? Literally just gave up an out for no gain. Didn’t even advance the runners.

  • Cy Pettitte

    hahahaha epic.

  • http://. Greg

    Speaking of Nunez…

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

    /YankeesYesterday’d

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Nunez’d

  • Esteban

    Fundamentals!

  • IRF

    hahahaha that was awesome. Did he also get hit in the nuts?

  • mbonzo

    Jeter looks pretty good. 2 hard hit balls!

    • mike c

      agreed, if he keeps swinging like that the haters will be crawling back into their holes after a few more games

      • Rookie

        Mike, as long as Jeter manages an OPS with an 8 as the first number and plays a serviceable shortstop, I’ll be the first to say I was wrong and delight in what that means for the team.

        It would be an historic achievement worthy of tremendous praise since I’m not sure that any Hall of Fame shortstop since 1901 has ever accomplished that feat while playing in 120 or more games in the seasons they turned 37, 38, and 39.

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

    See? The bunt worked, run came around to score.

    • Cy Pettitte

      Give Girardi a raise

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        If the bunt worked then 2 runs score there…

        • The209

          at least 2

  • Jon A

    Anybody but Jorge and that might have worked. What a horrible throw by the way! Haha

  • The209

    they were due for a bunt to work.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    KazNunBlauch’d

  • jetrer

    The binder says bunt, so for all eternity and regardless of the results the Yankees shall bunt.

  • Esteban

    Finish them!

  • Cy Pettitte

    man this is brutal for Harrison. loving every second of it.

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

    Good thing they gave them the free out, I was worried Harrison would settle down.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Mike, when is your birthday. I’m gonna buy you a pack of bunts.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    If Tex GIDP, I will seriously kill somebody.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Whatever I’m still killing somebody.

      • Esteban

        Pics or it didn’t happen.

  • http://. Greg

    AH threw it in on the hands

  • Cy Pettitte

    somebody do some damage PLEASE

  • Jon A

    Dammit Tex.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    I has an a-bomb?

  • Pat D

    Well that basically sucked.

  • jorge brosada

    Jesus christ Arod. Do something

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Wow, Alex, you fuckhead.

  • jetrer

    fucking 3-0 popup

  • Cy Pettitte

    wow, that’s fucking pathetic

  • mbonzo

    This RISP trouble has to end soon! Right? Please?

  • Esteban

    Way to go Teix and A-Rod! Making them pay for the walks and errors.

  • http://. Greg

    Bad decision by Girardi for A-Rod. Pitch looked borderline

    • Hummingbird S.

      Girardi? WTF? A-Rod was the one swigning, don’t blame Joe.

  • IRF

    Swinging away at ball four with the bases loaded is almost as frustrating as a failed sac bunt

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

    Swinging 3-0 with the bases loaded was dumber than the bunt. I don’t care if Jesus Christ was at the plate.

    • http://. Greg

      But David Cone advocated it. Are you questioning David Cone?

    • Jon A

      Agreed. Especially after Tex just popped out.

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        Especially after Tex just popped out Harrison threw like 40 balls.

        • Klemy

          That. Jesus…why do they do these things?!?

          Kay:”Do you green light him?”

          No, I fucking don’t because he has been slumping and this guy isn’t throwing any strikes.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Is it too early to Macha Joe?

    • Cy Pettitte

      too late actually, they already lost this game.

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        lmao

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      The Rangers will gain momentum from getting Tex and ARod out and will pound Nova and win 17-3.

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        I won’t argue against this.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Offense managed to minimize the damage for Harrison.

  • http://. Greg

    Again David Cone was for the 3-0 swing. I wasn’t but I defer to the man who threw a perfect game

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

      The perfect game is completely irrelevant to the situation.

      I love Cone in the booth, but Harrison walked three guys in the inning already. There was almost no chance he’d throw three strikes before one ball.

      • http://. Greg

        Once again, I was not for it but Cone was so who am I to say that he’s wrong.

        • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

          Bases loaded. 3-0 count. Harrison’s throwing balls. A-Rod’s slumping. How’s your math?

          • http://. Greg

            I defer to the baseball player David Cone. I said that I wasnt for it but Cone liked it.

          • The209

            It’s a sport, not math.

            • Esteban

              I’m pretty sure the games are played on spreadsheets, so yes, there is math.

              • mike c

                cano does long division in his head in between pitches

          • mike c

            but he threw a strike with the last pitch, not a ball. if a-rod thinks he’s got a pitch to hit I would let him swing away… I have a problem with him hitting the ball in the wrong spot, not the fact that the clean up hitter swung at a good pitch to hit

            • Esteban

              Yeah, I agree with this. Great hitters get to hit 3-0.

  • Esteban

    David Murphy comes after only Andrus on my list of most hated Rangers.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Bengie Molina?

  • Monteroisdinero

    Yanks should only bunt (suicide squeeze) with bases loaded and less than 2 outs.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Napoli –> Crapoli

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

      Crayola?

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Twins up 8-2 over the Sox. Very nice, high five.

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

      Game’s not over, and the Twins are turrible.

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        It’s the top of the sixth. That’s when games end.

        /MachaJoe’d

        • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

          I thought they ended when the Yankees first trail.

          • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

            That OR if the Yanks don’t have a lead by the 6th.

      • http://. Greg

        9-2 on another balk. Its over.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Nova throws a 2-0 changeup. me like.

  • Cy Pettitte

    what an odd line for Lee 7IP 9H 3ER 1BB 16K

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      He ain’t no Millwood.

    • mike c

      impressive 16 K’s for 21 outs… those must have saved a bunch of runs

  • Esteban

    “It was a loosey goosey era”

  • Klemy

    If we had a few more hitters who knew the strike zone like Cano, we wouldn’t need umpires behind the plate.

    /Kay’d

  • http://. Greg

    Lowe gives up a hit to Victorino in 7th to end bid

  • Pat D

    An irritated fracture? That sounds like a lot of bullshit.

  • Esteban

    NBD, another great play by Teix.

  • jetrer

    What does UZR have to say about that play?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      It miscalculates Teix. It’s a known flaw. Please tell me a perfect stat then.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    What a catch by Tex!!!

  • Dean

    I hate to say it but Posada is toast. Below .150 for a DH who does nothing else is a wasted roster spot and a rally killer.

    • http://. Greg

      That’s why I advocate Eduardo Nunez for DH. Can’t field but can hit

      • Dean

        Agreed, and he’s got speed. DId you see Posada trying to beat that throw at 3rd after Gardner’s bunt? I thought I was watching Yes-Mo. LOL

        • http://. Greg

          Exactly

      • mike c

        just because his hitting is less terrible than his fielding doesn’t mean he can hit well

        • http://. Greg

          He’s hitting .385 with two RBIs

          • Esteban

            Yep, clearly a great hitter then.

            • http://. Greg

              Better than Posada

              • Esteban

                Yep 13 ABs tells you everything you need to know about a hitter.

                • mike c

                  he’s got 5 errors and 5 hits this year…. THE ULTIMATE DH!

          • mike c

            well you can believe that nunez will hit like that forever… but I’d rather see posada (.000 batting right) platoon DH with jones before making nunez DH

            • Dean

              I like that idea

        • Dean

          Bet he can hit Posada’s weight. Posada can’t hit Nunez’s weight.

    • Simon

      It means, time to call down Jesus!!

    • Esteban

      Posada has looked better over the last week. It’s not time to give up on him yet.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    How the hell do you re-injure yourself from your childhood?

    • jetrer

      sounds like something Nick Johnson would do

  • Greg Golson’s Laser Rocket Arm

    Lol, the Red Sox have given up two runs today on balks.

  • Cy Pettitte

    this fielding is outta control, god damn.

  • Klemy

    Arod’s hip, this is 1998 calling.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Nova gett’n grounderzzz

  • Kit

    I love you, defense.

  • Simon

    I may be the only one in this boat but, doesnt it seem like there is more energy and drive in the Yanks tonight?

    • http://www.theyankeeanalysts.com Steve S.

      This.

      I would like to add grit, determination and a dash of chutzpah as well.

  • http://. Greg

    One of the member of that Twins team thats punding the Boston Red Sox is Ben Revere. Oh the Irony.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    First two PA’s for Hosmer result in a walk.

  • Turk Turkleton

    Dodgers are up 3-2 on the Mets in the 6th. I’m hoping they maintain a slim lead…apparently Vincente Padilla will be assuming the Closer duties.

  • Esteban

    Evan Roberts of WFAN just asked this:
    Wright to detroit for inge austin jackson and scherzer…fair?

    • http://. Greg

      I think the Mets would slam the phone down.

      • http://www.theyankeeanalysts.com Steve S.

        I think the Tigers would. Inge is a fan fave, Sherzer has a great arm and you’re selling low on A-Jax.

    • Cy Pettitte

      I’d want Sizemore

    • jetrer

      I doubt Detroit would trade Sherzer by straight up for Wright.

  • Rookie

    Amazing play by ARod. And FanGraph stats confirm that ARod’s still flashing the leather — ranking fourth of 21 third basemen shown in his defensive prowess:
    http://www.fangraphs.com/leade.....#038;ind=0

    Their stats suggest that he’s been playing the best third base this year that he’s ever played — at least as far back as their stats go (back through the 2004 season):
    http://www.fangraphs.com/stats.....tion=3B/SS

    But I still think he’s injured. And I thought his facial expression after that great play, instead of displaying happiness, said, “Ouch! That hurt.” I thought I saw concern on his face. If you’d like me to read any other minds, just let me know. I’ll be here all week. :)

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

    jeter with teh range

    • jetrer

      at least five feet to his right on that one

  • Dean

    Gotta love how Nova is progressing. I wonder how Cashman will figure out a way to screw him up.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Limit to 3 innings per start.

    • Rookie

      Exactly, Dean. Exactly.

    • NHyankeesfan

      cashman did bring in bartolo colon and russel martin. i would have a hard time criticizing him lately

      • Dean

        Really? Colon was a total shot in the dark and more desperation than anything else. His Pitching resume couldn’t get him a job in AAU.

        I give him credit for Martin though. Although it’s still too early to call that a success.

        • Esteban

          Did Cashman really ruin Hughes? You may speculate that, but it’s ultimately just a guess. Joba wasn’t treated well. Who else did Cashman ruin?

          • Dean

            He ruined our shot at at least 2 more World Championships in the last 10 years.

            • Esteban

              Which ones and how?

              • Dean

                2004 with Kevin Brown, Jose Contreras, Steve Karsay, Esteban Loaiza, and Feilx Heredi,

                2008 with Sidney Ponson, Damaso Marte, Latroy Hawkins and Ross Ohlendorf

                Should I keep going???

                Cashman has had the luxury of a massive payroll being able to cover up many mistakes. You put him in a place like Oakland or Minnesota and his record is terrible. It’s not that difficult to sign the best Free Agents on the market when you have a blank check. The real work is done with the rest of the guys that you actually need to do your homework on and watch where the money goes.

                Oh yeah, I forgot about Kei Igawa. How;s that working out for him?

                I love the Yankees and I’m tired of mediocrity with this guy.

                • Esteban

                  They missed the playoffs once in his tenure. And won the WS in 2009. That’s mediocre?

                  • Dean

                    It is with a 200 million dollar payroll

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Well his bullpen moves mostly suck. Marte, Feliciano, CHOP, Farsnworth, the non move of Choate and the non move of silencing Levine before he could betray his ass.

        But it’s the most changing market so it’s not entirely on him.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Ground balls! I love groundballs!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Nova is a ground ball machine, love it

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Can you STOP with the damn record tying shit already? WE GET IT.

    • Esteban

      No, he must mention every single time it happens.

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        LOL

      • mike c

        clearly not everybody got it

        • Esteban

          Right, there might be a new viewer for every game and they MUST know this record!

  • The209

    Millwood!

  • Esteban

    No one’s more of a sell-out than Ice Cube either.

  • Esteban

    MOAR RUNS PLZ.

  • Cy Pettitte

    so now this guy is unhittable?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Seems like most games this happens. Somehow Nova is embarrassing them in their bandbox.

      • mike c

        I don’t think he was talking about nova

        • JobaWockeeZ

          I know I should have said thankfully Nova is embarrassing them because they would be in some trouble.

    • Kit

      He’s up to 95 pitches. I don’t think he’s going to matter much longer.

      • Cy Pettitte

        He’s a Rangers pitcher, he’ll probably throw a complete game

        • Kit

          Doubtful.

  • http://www.theyankeeanalysts.com Steve S.

    Newsday baseball writer @KenDavidoff is calling the Dodgers-Mets series the “Bankruptcy Bowl.”

    Ha!

    • Dean

      That’s funny….unless you’re a Mets or Dodgers fan.

  • Esteban

    Surrrre, now you get that hit. #unclutch #notreally.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    The Yanks individual OBP numbers are scary low.

    • Dean

      It’s a home run or nothing. That is very scary. Cano is really the only guy that you can be confident in right now. Tex will hopefully heat up and I imagine Arod will get back on track as well. They really need Jeter to get on base more and Gardner to continue doing what he’s doing. If they get that working, everything else is icing on the cake.

      • jetrer

        Cano’s OBP is low as well. He never walks.

  • Klemy

    You see, I’m hoping the women aren’t listening to this telecast, because I’ve been telling my wife how easy it is to “get on top of the high, hard one” for years.

  • jetrer

    nice hustle Robbie

  • Esteban

    Another lackluster offensive performance (so far). Le Sigh.

  • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

    I think I just walked by Tim McCarver on the streets of Chicago a couple of blocks from my apartment. I didn’t punch him. If he was with Hawk, I probably would have taken them both out, but that would have been too good of an opportunity to pass up on. He was talking about Ozzie and the voice was kind of recognizable. Is the Cubs Reds game the Fox game tomorrow?

    • Dean

      LMAO

    • Dean

      Did he still have his tongue up Joe Buck’s Ass?

      • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

        I literally LOLed on that one.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Comparing Andrus and Jeter defensively?

    LOL.

    • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

      What I heard was something like “Davey played with great players but Ozzie, Ozzie stood out…”

    • mike c

      I don’t know if you heard, but jeter just broke the all time assist-in-inning record. give that man the gold glove

      • Esteban

        Four assists in a row!

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Regardless of what happens to Jeter I’m sure he will.

  • Cy Pettitte

    SuperNova

  • Esteban

    Hey at least Nova’s pitching well.

  • Xstar7

    Just tuned in. Ivan Nova has been absolutely dealing so far.

  • iloveyoubartolo

    Oh, Fastball Control. Don’t ever leave him.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Eckersley just condemned the Yankees for “giving up” on Aceves.

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

      Why the quotes?

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        Because Eckersley’s back story is that the Yankees were responsible for Ace’s injury.

        • Cy Pettitte

          those idiots in the front office forgot the “no motorcycle” clause in his contract.

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

          Well, the injury isn’t their fault, but they certainly gave up on him.

    • Dean

      Let’s see if he’s still saying that in September.

  • Cy Pettitte

    what was the text poll? which rookie is most likely to spontaneously combust?

    • mike c

      smoak!

    • Esteban

      Most likely to have Tommy John surgery.

    • Kit

      It’s really long so this is obviously not exact but it’s something like which of the top baseball prospects they listed will have the better career. Again, it’s long and I have terrible memory so I might be really wrong.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        And the leading choice was a pitcher who throws 100+. Good stuff Yankee fans.

        Sigh.

        • Kit

          Was it? That’s kind of amusing. I was going for Hosmer but then Michael Kay agreed and I immediately changed my mind.

          • JobaWockeeZ

            Haha. Solid logic too ain’t gonna lie. But yeah 27 percent picked Chapman. Yeah I love the ceiling but top pitching prospects fail at an epic rate where top hitting prospects have an insane rate.

            Posey, Heyward, Stanton, Santana, Davis form last year versus what? Strasburg who died within 3 months or something?

            Pick the position player. From that list Hosmer seems like the best bet.

            • Kit

              Agreed for the exact same reasons.

  • jetrer

    Hip, Hip, Jorge

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Somehow this guy is going to end up with a quality start.

    • http://. Greg

      He has to throw 7 inning s to do that

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Nope it’s 6.

        • JobaWockeeZ
        • http://. Greg

          When did that change? I thought it was 7 innings and 3 runs

          • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

            It should be 7 innings but it’s been 6 innings.

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

            Six innings, three runs. Somehow a 4.50 ERA is “quality.” I don’t get it either.

          • JobaWockeeZ

            Did agents make it up so it seems like their clients look like their quality?

            6 IP and 3 ER ain’t exactly the hardest thing.

  • inpinstripes

    Fuck. Posada is killing this offense.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Posada has gotsta g0o0o0o0o0

    • mike c

      hopefully chavez comes back soon… they are saying 4 weeks for the toe

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        I’d even rather have Nunez DH.

        • mike c

          ugh that’s just wrong… maybe it’s time to call up the jesus

          • JobaWockeeZ

            Anytime is fine for me.

            • mike c

              it would be nice, but I have a feeling cash is planning on keeping him down to keep the trade value high for now at least

              • JobaWockeeZ

                I don’t think Cash will trade him. I think he’ll get overruled by somebody and then Jesus will get traded.

                • Dean

                  They have to do something eventually with Posada. Fake an injury and put him on the 60 day DL so he can save face. It’s really sad and it’s killing the offense.

  • Xstar7

    Michael Kay: “You can tell Jorge’s been swinging the bat better lately, but he grounds into a double play right now.”

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      At least it wasn’t a triple play

    • Pat D

      Michael Kay is why we can’t have nice things.

  • jetrer

    Swing…the…bat…Please, Gardy.

  • Pat D

    You know, I really hope that Nolan Ryan isn’t the reason for other teams letting their starters throw more pitches.

    For the simple reason that Nolan Ryan doesn’t deserve that much respect. He was overrated as a pitcher because everyone fell in love with the strikeouts and no-hitters. But there were plenty of other pitchers from the same era who were better.

    People shouldn’t be imitating Nolan Ryan or his philosophies, as he was a one-of-a-kind pitcher to begin with, and we have no idea if he’s going to kill his pitchers as of yet.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Seriously. Despite on what you think of Nolan he’s a freak of nature. A Hall of Famer.

      Nolan will be lucky if he can develop a pitcher who’s half of what he was if he keeps pushing them to death.

      This is like Torre on roids.

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

      Yeah, Ryan is thinking “If I could do it, he could do it!”
      Which is crazy, because, while not necessarily the most skilled, Ryan’s arm was crazy durable. We have to accommodate for both the Pedro’s and the Ryan’s of the world; the undurable finesse pitchers and the quality workhorses. A combination is rare.

  • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

    Tyler Clippard throws 2 innings in relief with 6 Ks. Nicely done, sir.

    • Esteban

      Anutha misteak by Ca$hMen!!11!!

      • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

        Nah, I just like to root for the old farm hands.

        • Esteban

          Haha, nah I wasn’t trying to say you thought that.

    • Reggie C.

      This made me smile.

      Good to see Clippard stick in the majors.

  • Cy Pettitte

    that glove is golden in RF

  • Xstar7

    Thank you Andruw

  • jetrer

    Fires to first … nice description Kay, very accurate.

  • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime dela g

    cliff lee with 16ks in 7 innings, and is in line for the loss

    wow

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      File this under “good news.”

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

    Jones with the gold glove

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Cliff Lee just lost

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      with 16 k’s

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Good. I’m glad his ‘younger’ team supported him with a ton of runs.

    • Xstar7

      Hooray. I severely dislike the Phillies.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Jamie Garcia on perfect game watch through 7

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      That kid is a stud.

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

    This is when Lee starts to regret choosing the Phillies over the Yankees.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Die, Kinsler, die.

  • Esteban

    Woohoo Cone with a FanGraphs shout out.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      +1

  • Esteban

    Cano so silky smooth

  • jetrer

    sweet!

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

    Man, it’s that kind of game for Texas. Cano was covering for the steal, only reason he was there.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      It’s nice when it happens to the other team.

  • Xstar7

    FUCK YEAH! Double plays are a bitch aren’t they Texas?

  • V

    I turn to the game, and 3 and 0 count. Oy.

    • V

      And a walk. Blegh. A couple borderline calls in the PA, also.

      • V

        And a hit.

  • Pat D

    Garcia just lost the perfect game with a walk.

    • MannyGeee

      no no is gone. just gave up a hit through the gap..

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

    Every damn time i turn on a no-no or a perfect game…

  • http://. Greg

    Garcia walks Casey McGehee with one out in seventh but no no is still intact

  • jetrer

    Just slightly overpowered Jete

  • Cy Pettitte

    lost the perfect game then the no hitter in 2 batters, damn

  • jetrer

    The GrandyMan can again.

  • http://. Greg

    UH OH!

  • Klemy

    Obviously, we are sitting and waiting to only score by homerun Michael.

  • Cy Pettitte

    wooooooo GRANDYMAN!

  • FIPster Doofus

    Grandy is the fucking man.

  • Esteban

    Are the Yankees really sitting and waiting for HRs?

    hhaha maybe they are

    OHHH the Grandyman can!

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Gran-dur-sun.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Hey someone showed up on the offense today. Way to fucking go!

  • V

    40 HR power. BOOM.

  • Kit

    Damn Grandy. You are crushing the ball.

  • Pat D

    Curtis is good.

  • Esteban

    Granderson hitting .274/.339/.632 now. A little more OBP would be nice, but this will do.

    • V

      And he’s now a beast vs. lefties and righties. A far cry from this time last year, when he was an absolute zero vs. lefties.

  • Esteban

    LOL Yuniesky Betancourt broke up the no-hitter. Oh the irony.

  • Reggie C.

    C-GRAND is the most money hitter on the squad tonight. Loving his march to easily surpass his 2010 homers mark! Looks inevitable.

  • Pat D

    Once again with the “Michael Young is the consummate team player” bullshit narrative.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Nova breaks the 6.1 wall!

  • inpinstripes

    Whoa! Jeter???!!!

  • Kevin G.

    TEH FLIP!!!1!1!

  • JimAbbottFan

    I’ll admit, I didn’t think he’d make that.

  • IRF

    I remember the last time a young Yankee starter tossed a gem in Arlington…

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

      He didn’t get to go back for the ninth because “there would be plenty of opportunities for CG SO later on.”

      • IRF

        *Sigh*

  • Chip

    I honestly don’t care if that’s the right thing to do, I LOVE watching the jump throw

    • MannyGeee

      when he gets there…

  • Klemy

    I have to admit. When he caught that and did the jump, I didn’t think he’d get him. I’m sorry Derek.

  • Xstar7

    Jeter showing off some leather. And since Nova is only at 85 pitches you have to believe Girardi will leave him out there for one more inning.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Beltre over ARod? how dare you Coney

    • Rookie

      FanGraphs agrees, Cy — even with ARod having a career year with the glove at third base this year:

      So far in 2011 according to FanGraphs:

      ARod’s UZR/150: 15.2
      Beltre’s UZR/150: 30.2

  • jetrer

    Jorge is toast. Time for Jesus to walk on water.

  • Dean

    Can someone please put Posada out of his misery? And ours by having to watch it?

  • 24fan

    Uncharted territory

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Nova please please please get through the 8th.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Let’s say Nova is at 95-100 pitches after 8, think Joe let’s him go for the CGSO?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      I’d like to save the bullets but he prolly goes to Mo.

  • Danny Tartabull

    NOVA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://. Greg

    Dont jinx it Kay

  • IRF

    Nova has really channeled his inner Wang in this game

  • jetrer

    If its still 4-0, I would hope so.

  • jetrer

    That walk probably ended any chance for him in the ninth.

  • S

    looking at the gamecast, counted 5 pitches in the K zone…what the hell was the ump looking at?

  • jetrer

    WTF tex.

  • Cy Pettitte

    fail. so much for the CGSO

  • IRF

    Please, please, please don’t let this unravel.

  • MannyGeee

    update… the mlb tonight guys are about to beat off during the “Hosmer Watch”

  • Dean

    “Super” Nova Very nice….Great game

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Here comes the 3 run HR.

  • jetrer

    Taking him out because Tex fucked up … not cool.

  • Danny Tartabull

    hold your breath…….

  • Cy Pettitte

    Soriano comes in for the first time since Sunday…here we go…..

    • MannyGeee

      I got $35M that says Soriano is gonna do some damage here…

      -Randy Levine

  • jorge brosada

    Fuck, I have no faith in Soriano here.

    • MannyGeee

      when you say “here”… do you mean “on earth”?

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    I thought Tex would just tag the runner there.

  • ArchStanton

    More dreadful defense from this team! Ugh.

  • Cy Pettitte

    damn MFIKY, you scary

  • Esteban

    Gas

  • Dean

    Does he have notes in his cap? LOL

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Got lucky there. Thank Mo no one with power is up now.

  • MannyGeee

    7.1 no runs and 1K?

    siiiiiick!

  • S

    is the ump so drunk he doesnt know the k zone?

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

    FUCK.
    ok.

  • Cy Pettitte

    well there goes the shutout…

  • inpinstripes

    MFIKY!!!

  • jetrer

    More range from Tex.

  • Dean

    Hold onto your hats folks…..

  • http://. Greg

    Again why doesnt Tex dive for it

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Yeah I would rather save bullets but I would not be mad if Mo was put in here.

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

      He hasn’t pitched in three days and you’ve got an off day coming up on Monday. These games are what he’s here for.

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    Dude just can’t have a clean appearance can he?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      He’s had one so far. Hooray.

    • Esteban

      He gave up a ground ball that got through because Teixeira was in holding the runner on.

  • jorge brosada

    That’s a shame, Nova gets the ER for that shit. Just finish the inning Soriano, I dont have patience for your crap

    • Cy Pettitte

      run is unearned

    • jetrer

      unearned run

  • http://Www.or.ly JM

    Good thing Grandy hit that HR in the seventh.

  • MannyGeee

    of course it was Borbon. not Beltre, not Cruz….

    Bor-Fucking-Bone

  • http://. Greg

    That inning is all on Tex’s glove

  • Dean

    It’s over

  • MannyGeee

    thank you Andruw. that woulda been a cluster fuck if Thames was playing out there

  • Danny Tartabull

    Who’s worse on tv Cone or Tino?

    • jetrer

      I like Cone

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

      Tino by a mile.

      • Kit

        This. Tino has days where he is so incoherent I can’t even begin to make heads or tails of what he’s talking about. I love him, but what a terrible voice.

    • Esteban

      I really like Cone

  • Xstar7

    3 walks for Martin on the day. That’s impressive.

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

    Get ready for the bunt…

    • Esteban

      Wow, unfortunately you were right.

    • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

      Predictable that it will happen, even more predictable that it didn’t work. I’ve been lied to, you CAN predict baseball.

  • jetrer

    Please don’t fucking bunt again.

  • http://twitter.com/unfixed unfixed

    lol bunts

  • jorge brosada

    Gardner should never be allowed to bunt, ever

  • Cy Pettitte

    please learn to bunt…better yet just don’t bunt.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Yeah Gardner is supposed to get on base. The bunt is for the next batter up…

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    When will they realize the bunt is idiotic?

  • V

    The definition of insanity = doing the same thing again and again expecting different outcomes.

  • http://Www.or.ly JM

    YAY BUNTING! It has never failed us!

    STOP IT!

    • http://Www.or.ly JM

      Oh and hehe Michael Kay just said… *snicker* SIXTY NINE! BAHAHAHAHAHAHA

      \immature

  • jetrer

    Those bunts always work out so well. Any chance Girardi ever pulls his head out of his ass and figures out there not working.

    • ArchStanton

      Unlikely….

    • Xstar7

      0% chance

    • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

      Negative.

    • MannyGeee

      LOL, some one slap him around and remind him this is the AL and Gardner has more homeruns than Jeter and Swisher combined…

  • MannyGeee

    a bunt huh…

    anyone let him know the lead is only 3 runs?

  • Pat D

    Harold Reynolds is talking about Don Mattingly’s consecutive HR streak “putting him on the map.”

    Because winning the MVP 2 year prior wasn’t noticeable, I guess.

  • http://twitter.com/unfixed unfixed

    WHY ISN’T JETER BUNTING!?

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

    This bunting shit needs to stop.

    • http://. Greg

      I have no problem with them doing it, it’s when they do it that can be brought into question.

      • Esteban

        There are very few situations where a bunt is the proper move.

      • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

        There are very few times a team constructed as the Yankees should be giving up outs needlessly. I’m not saying there aren’t times it fits, but I often get the sense Girardi seems to manage a “National League” style either because it makes it seem like he’s strategizing and still ‘has it’; or he truly doesn’t understand situations at all.

        Either way, it’s a bad move.

  • CP

    Learning to bunt better would significantly help Gardner. How is he supposed to learn to bunt better if he never bunts?

    • V

      In practice, during the day, perhaps?

      • CP

        Do you know he’s not doing that?

        And whether he is or not, it’s different in batting practice vs a game. He still has to practice (or try) in a game setting.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Maybe a game where they don’t have a slim lead or anything.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Maybe taking reps before the game. Or don’t bunt. Jeter is a perfect candidate to bunt. I have no fucking idea why it has to be Gardner.

      He can’t do it for hits. He sucks.

    • MannyGeee

      b/c thats what he is supposed to work on before 7PM. get the practice in before the game so you dont pop up the bunt iun the real game.

      • CP

        So bunting a 70mph batting practice fastball is the same as a 90mph in game fast ball?

        • JobaWockeeZ

          It’s the same thing if his technique sucks.

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

          Lame excuse. You know they have pitching machines capable of throwing whatever velocity they need in the cages.

          • CP

            So bunting off a pitching machine is the same as in a game – even if it is at the same velocity?

            And maybe he is working on it. What should he do after practicing? Everyone was getting on Hughes for not using his changeup in game while he was talking about practicing it. What good is it to practice in the cage if you never try in a game?

            • MannyGeee

              then he should bunt off live BP… like I said, what the hell else is he gonna do all day? practice being really fast and white? he’s got those covered…

            • JobaWockeeZ

              Because a poor changeup isn’t guaranteed to fuck a team over like the bunt. No one in this lineup save for one should bunt.

    • jetrer

      Learning to hit better would significantly help Gardner. How is he supposed to learn to hit better if he’s always bunting?

      • CP

        He’s attempted 7 bunts this year. Those extra at bats wouldn’t make that big a difference, but the extra bunts could.

  • V

    Are there any sites that track bunt attempts?

  • Esteban

    Perfect situation for a bunt by Jeter.

  • Danny Tartabull

    enough with the fucking bunts!!!!

  • jetrer

    That foul is almost like a HR now for Jeter

  • http://. Greg

    See just the same as a bunt

  • Dean

    I love it when they show Kevin Long laughing. The way this offense is going, he’s gonna laugh himself out the door.

    • V

      Oh look, yet another first namer.

      One name: Curtis Granderson.

      Kevin Long ain’t going anywhere.

    • Kit

      You must not be seeing the scoreboard. I’ll help you. It’s 4 – 1, Yankees.

      • Dean

        So you’re happy with the Team OBP this year?

        • Kit

          Can they do better? Yes. But it’s also game 30 and Kevin Long isn’t the one up at the plate.

          • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

            Game 30 may as well be Game 162.

            /Wait, what?

            • Kit

              Word. This team is toast. They ain’t going nowhere.

        • FIPster Doofus

          The Yankees are fifth in MLB in OBP, second in wOBA and sixth in runs – all that despite the sixth-lowest BABIP.

  • Cy Pettitte

    great AB

  • IRF

    So from watching Napoli behind the plate, I’m starting to understand what it will be like watching Jesus

    • V

      That’s why, like Napoli, Jesus would be a 1-2 day a week behind the plate at most, most likely.

      • IRF

        Well hopefully he’ll be able to do that 1-2 times a week

        • JobaWockeeZ

          He caught a full season at AAA. Durability isn’t an issue. It’s just that he sucks. Doesn’t mean he’s physically incapable…yet.

      • MannyGeee

        at this point, i’ll take it

  • V

    :rofl: at Michael Kay singing Jeter’s praises.

    .250/.250/.250 sucks. Really. Even .250/.350/.350 sucks. Really. .250 is meaningless if he has no power.

  • JimAbbottFan

    So far Gardner has put 6 bunts into play. 3 of them have failed to advance a runner, and the three that did were all negative WPA. Lets keep doing that.

  • MannyGeee

    ummmm Joba is up in the pen… is this a mercy fck save for him? is it his birthday?

  • Danny Tartabull

    Posada wouldn’t be able to “drive” to 3rd right now…..

  • Cy Pettitte

    what the fuck

  • Esteban

    Well that’s unideal.

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

    Safe?

  • Jon A

    Why does cone always say “young Ivan nova”

  • MannyGeee

    so just as I was about to sing Russ’ praises for stealing that base, he fucking gets picked.

  • http://Www.or.ly JM

    Yay baserunning! Ugh that inning was brutal.

  • MannyGeee

    wow, that was a tough 1/2 inning.

  • MannyGeee

    so yah… I just watched TWO pitchers on MLB Tonight lay better bunts than Brett Gardner… that burns my ass…

    • http://. Greg

      But pitchers are trained to bunt because few pitchers can hit.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        So if they can do it easily so should Gardner.

      • MannyGeee

        if he’s bunting fopr hits then he needs to learn (just like the pitchers do) to not pop the bunt in the FCKING AIR

        • jetrer

          but if he’s not bunting for hits then its ok to pop up bunts?

  • Xstar7

    Total domination by Mariano.

  • V

    Rofl at how awkwardly bad Michael Kay’s new catchphrase is.

  • Esteban

    Despite the frustrating offense outside of Granderson, this game was very satisfactory.

  • MannyGeee

    thhEEEEEeEEEEEEEEeeeEEeeE Yankeess win!

  • Kit

    Curtis, you are adorable.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Huge tip of the cap to Ivan Nova, who absolutely dominated despite only striking out one. Also, stellar defense (minus Tex) all night long – specifically A-Rod and Jeter(!!!). Also, it was cool watching Burnett and Nova talking in the dugout.

    • Kit

      I think Nova told AJ that he was going to follow him around all year so I’m guessing they’ve been really close. It’s really cute.

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        So adorbs, Kit, so adorbs.

        • Kit

          It is. I could squeal about it all day.

    • JCK

      To be fair, that diving catch Tex made earlier in the game was quite impressive.

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    How could anyone not love Granderson? Classy dude.

  • http://twitter.com/unfixed unfixed

    lol @ David Cone’s “You talking to me, motherfucker?!” look when Bob Lorenz was doing the Booth Report intro.

  • http://Www.or.ly JM

    Hooray! It feels soooooooo good to beat Texas and their stupid antler hands.