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

531 Comments»

  1. Karl Krawfid says:

    8pm start time. :(

    • Teh Comp Pick says:

      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

  2. Jake S says:

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

  3. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

  4. dkidd says:

    who’s that in the pic with a-rod?

  5. Greg Golson's Laser Rocket Arm says:

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

  6. Pat D says:

    Anyone else see Thor?

  7. 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 says:

      Mays or Mantle at their peak, who you taking?

      • Sheepmeister says:

        Mays and its not particularly close either.

        • A-Rod's Wingman says:

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

        • JobaWockeeZ says:

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

          That’s not close how?

        • Esteban says:

          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 says:

        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 says:

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

          • JobaWockeeZ says:

            His defense his based on which metric?

            • nsalem says:

              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 says:

            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 says:

              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 says:

      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 says:

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

  8. mbonzo says:

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

    • Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

      • mbonzo says:

        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 says:

          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 says:

            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 says:

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

  9. Kit says:

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

  10. Rookie says:

    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?

    • Mike Axisa says:

      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 says:

        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?

        • Mike Axisa says:

          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 says:

      Would you rather watch Arod play injured or Ramiro Pena?

      • Rookie says:

        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 says:

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

  11. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  12. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

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

  13. Cy Pettitte says:

    nice to have you back Jeter

  14. Mike Axisa says:

    Granderson sent that shit back to Detroit.

  15. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    You can put it on the boooaaaaarrrdddd. YES!

  16. Greg says:

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

  17. Cy Pettitte says:

    YES! Good thing Nick was sick, lol.

  18. NHyankeesfan says:

    babe granderson ruth

  19. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

    But good blast.

  20. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Grandy pwning south paws.

  21. delv says:

    wow, Grandyman only hits lefties. Monstrous

  22. Jon A says:

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

  23. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    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

    • Jerome S. says:

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

    • Pat D says:

      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.

  24. JobaWockeeZ says:

    And Ethier’s bid to beat DiMaggio goes on…

  25. Cy Pettitte says:

    the Yankees cowboy hat is a little much

  26. Jerome S. says:

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

    Ok, that was unfair, but still.

  27. Greg says:

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

  28. Pat D says:

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

  29. Mike Axisa says:

    Jorge’s still got the eye.

  30. Pat D says:

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

  31. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Zappa. 100%.

  32. Greg says:

    its shoulder patting time

  33. Sheepmeister says:

    sac bunt.

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

  34. Jon A says:

    “demonic little soul patch” lol

  35. Cy Pettitte says:

    if they bunt Jorge’s dead

  36. jetrer says:

    don’t fucking bunt

  37. IRF says:

    BUNT ARGGHHHHH

  38. Pat D says:

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

  39. A-Rod's Wingman says:

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

  40. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    r u fuckin kiddin me

  41. Esteban says:

    The bunt works again!

  42. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    goddamn bunts!

  43. jetrer says:

    fucking retarded manager… when will Girardi grow a fucking brain

  44. Greg says:

    Another reason why Nunez should DH. He has speed

  45. mbonzo says:

    Nice try Girardi. /sarcasm

  46. A-Rod's Wingman says:

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

  47. Mike Axisa says:

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

    • Pat D says:

      Don’t you put that evil on me!

    • A-Rod's Wingman says:

      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.

  48. jorge brosada says:

    why….

    so idiotic.

    Girardi you are a moron

  49. Pat D says:

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

  50. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    /Nunez’d

  51. Stratman9652 says:

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

  52. Cy Pettitte says:

    hahahaha epic.

  53. Greg says:

    Speaking of Nunez…

  54. Jerome S. says:

    /YankeesYesterday’d

  55. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Nunez’d

  56. Esteban says:

    Fundamentals!

  57. IRF says:

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

  58. mbonzo says:

    Jeter looks pretty good. 2 hard hit balls!

    • mike c says:

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

      • Rookie says:

        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.

  59. Mike Axisa says:

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

  60. Jon A says:

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

  61. The209 says:

    they were due for a bunt to work.

  62. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    KazNunBlauch’d

  63. jetrer says:

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

  64. Esteban says:

    Finish them!

  65. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  66. Mike Axisa says:

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

  67. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    If Tex GIDP, I will seriously kill somebody.

  68. Greg says:

    AH threw it in on the hands

  69. Cy Pettitte says:

    somebody do some damage PLEASE

  70. Jon A says:

    Dammit Tex.

  71. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    I has an a-bomb?

  72. Pat D says:

    Well that basically sucked.

  73. jorge brosada says:

    Jesus christ Arod. Do something

  74. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Wow, Alex, you fuckhead.

  75. jetrer says:

    fucking 3-0 popup

  76. Cy Pettitte says:

    wow, that’s fucking pathetic

  77. mbonzo says:

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

  78. Esteban says:

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

  79. Greg says:

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

  80. IRF says:

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

  81. Mike Axisa says:

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

  82. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Is it too early to Macha Joe?

  83. Hummingbird S. says:

    Offense managed to minimize the damage for Harrison.

  84. Greg says:

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

  85. Esteban says:

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

  86. Monteroisdinero says:

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

  87. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Napoli –> Crapoli

  88. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

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

  89. Monteroisdinero says:

    Nova throws a 2-0 changeup. me like.

  90. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  91. Esteban says:

    “It was a loosey goosey era”

  92. Klemy says:

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

    /Kay’d

  93. Greg says:

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

  94. Pat D says:

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

  95. Esteban says:

    NBD, another great play by Teix.

  96. jetrer says:

    What does UZR have to say about that play?

  97. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    What a catch by Tex!!!

  98. Dean says:

    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.

  99. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

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

  100. Greg Golson's Laser Rocket Arm says:

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

  101. Cy Pettitte says:

    this fielding is outta control, god damn.

  102. Klemy says:

    Arod’s hip, this is 1998 calling.

  103. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Nova gett’n grounderzzz

  104. Kit says:

    I love you, defense.

  105. Simon says:

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

  106. Greg says:

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

  107. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  108. Turk Turkleton says:

    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.

  109. Esteban says:

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

  110. Rookie says:

    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. :)

  111. Jerome S. says:

    jeter with teh range

  112. Dean says:

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

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

      Limit to 3 innings per start.

    • Rookie says:

      Exactly, Dean. Exactly.

    • NHyankeesfan says:

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

      • Dean says:

        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 says:

          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 says:

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

            • Esteban says:

              Which ones and how?

              • Dean says:

                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.

      • JobaWockeeZ says:

        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.

  113. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Ground balls! I love groundballs!!

  114. Cy Pettitte says:

    Nova is a ground ball machine, love it

  115. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  116. The209 says:

    Millwood!

  117. Esteban says:

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

  118. Esteban says:

    MOAR RUNS PLZ.

  119. Cy Pettitte says:

    so now this guy is unhittable?

  120. Steve S. says:

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

    Ha!

  121. Esteban says:

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

  122. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    The Yanks individual OBP numbers are scary low.

    • Dean says:

      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.

  123. Klemy says:

    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.

  124. jetrer says:

    nice hustle Robbie

  125. Esteban says:

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

  126. Nuke LaDoosh says:

    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?

  127. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Comparing Andrus and Jeter defensively?

    LOL.

  128. Cy Pettitte says:

    SuperNova

  129. Esteban says:

    Hey at least Nova’s pitching well.

  130. Xstar7 says:

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

  131. iloveyoubartolo says:

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

  132. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

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

  133. Cy Pettitte says:

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

    • mike c says:

      smoak!

    • Esteban says:

      Most likely to have Tommy John surgery.

    • Kit says:

      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 says:

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

        Sigh.

        • Kit says:

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

          • JobaWockeeZ says:

            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.

  134. jetrer says:

    Hip, Hip, Jorge

  135. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  136. inpinstripes says:

    Fuck. Posada is killing this offense.

  137. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Posada has gotsta g0o0o0o0o0

  138. Xstar7 says:

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

  139. jetrer says:

    Swing…the…bat…Please, Gardy.

  140. Pat D says:

    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 says:

      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.

    • Jerome S. says:

      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.

  141. Mariano's Pimp Hand says:

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

  142. Cy Pettitte says:

    that glove is golden in RF

  143. Xstar7 says:

    Thank you Andruw

  144. jetrer says:

    Fires to first … nice description Kay, very accurate.

  145. dela g says:

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

    wow

  146. Jerome S. says:

    Jones with the gold glove

  147. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Cliff Lee just lost

  148. Cy Pettitte says:

    Jamie Garcia on perfect game watch through 7

  149. Jerome S. says:

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

  150. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Die, Kinsler, die.

  151. Esteban says:

    Woohoo Cone with a FanGraphs shout out.

  152. Esteban says:

    Cano so silky smooth

  153. jetrer says:

    sweet!

  154. Mike Axisa says:

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

  155. Xstar7 says:

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

  156. V says:

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

  157. Pat D says:

    Garcia just lost the perfect game with a walk.

  158. Jerome S. says:

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

  159. Greg says:

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

  160. jetrer says:

    Just slightly overpowered Jete

  161. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  162. jetrer says:

    The GrandyMan can again.

  163. Klemy says:

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

  164. Cy Pettitte says:

    wooooooo GRANDYMAN!

  165. FIPster Doofus says:

    Grandy is the fucking man.

  166. Esteban says:

    Are the Yankees really sitting and waiting for HRs?

    hhaha maybe they are

    OHHH the Grandyman can!

  167. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Gran-dur-sun.

  168. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  169. V says:

    40 HR power. BOOM.

  170. Kit says:

    Damn Grandy. You are crushing the ball.

  171. Pat D says:

    Curtis is good.

  172. Esteban says:

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

    • V says:

      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.

  173. Esteban says:

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

  174. Reggie C. says:

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

  175. Pat D says:

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

  176. Cy Pettitte says:

    Nova breaks the 6.1 wall!

  177. inpinstripes says:

    Whoa! Jeter???!!!

  178. Kevin G. says:

    TEH FLIP!!!1!1!

  179. JimAbbottFan says:

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

  180. IRF says:

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

  181. Chip says:

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

  182. Klemy says:

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

  183. Xstar7 says:

    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.

  184. Cy Pettitte says:

    Beltre over ARod? how dare you Coney

    • Rookie says:

      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

  185. jetrer says:

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

  186. Dean says:

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

  187. 24fan says:

    Uncharted territory

  188. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Nova please please please get through the 8th.

  189. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  190. Danny Tartabull says:

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

  191. Greg says:

    Dont jinx it Kay

  192. IRF says:

    Nova has really channeled his inner Wang in this game

  193. jetrer says:

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

  194. jetrer says:

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

  195. S says:

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

  196. jetrer says:

    WTF tex.

  197. Cy Pettitte says:

    fail. so much for the CGSO

  198. IRF says:

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

  199. MannyGeee says:

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

  200. Dean says:

    “Super” Nova Very nice….Great game

  201. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Here comes the 3 run HR.

  202. jetrer says:

    Taking him out because Tex fucked up … not cool.

  203. Danny Tartabull says:

    hold your breath…….

  204. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  205. jorge brosada says:

    Fuck, I have no faith in Soriano here.

  206. Stratman9652 says:

    I thought Tex would just tag the runner there.

  207. ArchStanton says:

    More dreadful defense from this team! Ugh.

  208. Cy Pettitte says:

    damn MFIKY, you scary

  209. Esteban says:

    Gas

  210. Dean says:

    Does he have notes in his cap? LOL

  211. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  212. MannyGeee says:

    7.1 no runs and 1K?

    siiiiiick!

  213. S says:

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

  214. Cy Pettitte says:

    well there goes the shutout…

  215. inpinstripes says:

    MFIKY!!!

  216. jetrer says:

    More range from Tex.

  217. Dean says:

    Hold onto your hats folks…..

  218. Greg says:

    Again why doesnt Tex dive for it

  219. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  220. Stratman9652 says:

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

  221. jorge brosada says:

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

  222. JM says:

    Good thing Grandy hit that HR in the seventh.

  223. MannyGeee says:

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

    Bor-Fucking-Bone

  224. Greg says:

    That inning is all on Tex’s glove

  225. Dean says:

    It’s over

  226. MannyGeee says:

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

  227. Danny Tartabull says:

    Who’s worse on tv Cone or Tino?

  228. Xstar7 says:

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

  229. Mike Axisa says:

    Get ready for the bunt…

  230. jetrer says:

    Please don’t fucking bunt again.

  231. jorge brosada says:

    Gardner should never be allowed to bunt, ever

  232. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  233. Stratman9652 says:

    When will they realize the bunt is idiotic?

  234. V says:

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

  235. JM says:

    YAY BUNTING! It has never failed us!

    STOP IT!

  236. jetrer says:

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

  237. MannyGeee says:

    a bunt huh…

    anyone let him know the lead is only 3 runs?

  238. Pat D says:

    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.

  239. unfixed says:

    WHY ISN’T JETER BUNTING!?

  240. JMK says:

    This bunting shit needs to stop.

    • Greg says:

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

      • Esteban says:

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

      • JMK says:

        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.

  241. CP says:

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

    • V says:

      In practice, during the day, perhaps?

      • CP says:

        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 says:

      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 says:

      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 says:

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

        • JobaWockeeZ says:

          It’s the same thing if his technique sucks.

        • Mike Axisa says:

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

          • CP says:

            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 says:

              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 says:

              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 says:

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

      • CP says:

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

  242. V says:

    Are there any sites that track bunt attempts?

  243. Esteban says:

    Perfect situation for a bunt by Jeter.

  244. Danny Tartabull says:

    enough with the fucking bunts!!!!

  245. jetrer says:

    That foul is almost like a HR now for Jeter

  246. Greg says:

    See just the same as a bunt

  247. Dean says:

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

  248. Cy Pettitte says:

    great AB

  249. IRF says:

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

  250. V says:

    :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.

  251. JimAbbottFan says:

    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.

  252. MannyGeee says:

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

  253. Danny Tartabull says:

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

  254. Cy Pettitte says:

    what the fuck

  255. Esteban says:

    Well that’s unideal.

  256. Jon A says:

    Why does cone always say “young Ivan nova”

  257. MannyGeee says:

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

  258. JM says:

    Yay baserunning! Ugh that inning was brutal.

  259. MannyGeee says:

    wow, that was a tough 1/2 inning.

  260. MannyGeee says:

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

  261. Xstar7 says:

    Total domination by Mariano.

  262. V says:

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

  263. Esteban says:

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

  264. MannyGeee says:

    thhEEEEEeEEEEEEEEeeeEEeeE Yankeess win!

  265. Kit says:

    Curtis, you are adorable.

  266. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    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.

  267. Stratman9652 says:

    How could anyone not love Granderson? Classy dude.

  268. unfixed says:

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

  269. JM says:

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

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