May
08

Game 32: A win would be pretty cool

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(AP Photo/LM Otero)

The Yankees have tomorrow off, and we all know how much more enjoyable an off day is when you’re coming off a win rather than a loss. The laws of reverse lock might in play given the completely lopsided pitching matchup, but boy do I hope not. The Yankees could really use this win before heading home for a few days, so get it done boys. Here’s the starting nine…

Derek Jeter, SS
Curtis Granderson, CF
Mark Teixeira, 1B
Alex Rodriguez, 3B
Robinson Cano, 2B
Nick Swisher, RF
Jorge Posada, DH
Brett Gardner, LF
Frankie Cervelli, C

CC Sabathia, SP

Hooray for no more weird Texas start times after today. Both YES and TBS will carry the game when it begins shortly after 2pm ET. Enjoy.

Categories : Game Threads
  • Will F.

    Why Cervelli? Argh. I do not understand Girardi’s irrational love of him. He can’t hit and he can’t throw anyone out.

    • Jose the Satirist

      Day game after a night game?

      • bonestock94

        No griradi sux LOL

        BINDER!

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

      Why Cervelli?

      Because catchers can’t play 162 games a year. Other positions which also can’t play 162 games a year: All of them.

      Argh.

      It’s baseball. Learn to live with it.

      I do not understand Girardi’s irrational love of him.

      That’s because it’s impossible to understand, because Girardi does not, in fact, have any irrational love for Cervelli, or for any other backup catcher for that matter. He simply realizes, like every other manager in the history of baseball, that you can’t play your starting catcher every single day or he’ll die.

      He can’t hit and he can’t throw anyone out.

      What he can do, however, is not be Russell Martin, thus enabling Russell Martin to not play every day so he doesn’t die.

      • Pat D

        Your logic is too logical. I’m confused.

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

          My bad. Try this:

          Girardi is playing Cervelli so much because Cervelli has heart and plays the game the right way, and you need scrappy sparkplug guys like that to snap you out of your funk and do all the little things you need to win a ballgame.

          • Pat D

            Now I get it!

            Teh grit!!!

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

            And have you seen his eyes? Sexy…

          • JohnnyC

            Just a question. Is Cervelli’s habit of pumping his fist after a strikeout more unacceptable to baseball purists than Torrealba’s habit of skipping sideways like a lunatic after a strikeout? Just curious. Also, when is Jose Bautista going to give the Rangers one of those claw gestures in mockery? Just asking.

    • 28 this year

      still feel that way? or does a grand salami change ur mind?

      Granted I still don’t like cervelli but as long as he’s just a backup, I got no problemm

  • Pat D

    The Yankees already got burned by the laws of reverse lock once this week, so I say that doesn’t apply here, based upon what I like to call the law of “He’s CC Freaking Sabathia, he’s not allowed to have 2 bad starts in one week.”

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

      CC joins the party and throws the third no-hitter of the week.

      You heard it here first.

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

      I like that law.

      Seriously though, no Hamilton, no Cruz, no Ogando, no excuses. Make this one a laugher so I can take my mommy out to the early-bird special at Furrs.

  • dkidd

    i like granderson batting second

    keep winning serieseseses!

    • dkidd

      should have read: RESUME winning serieseseses!

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Twins up on Dice-BB 3-0 in the top of the first. Sox will win 15-3.

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

      Sox will win 15-3…Terry Francona inserts the recently called up Jose Iglesias into the field. He then proceeds to turn every single ball put in play in any part of the field into an out.

    • Jose the Satirist

      One starter has gone 5 innings in their last 4 games. None have gone over 5. Between the blowouts, extra innings, and rain delays their pitching is getting quite a workout. I’m hoping DiceK is gone in this one quickly.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        He will be because the Sox will be up 15-3 and want to rest him

    • Cy Pettitte

      I wouldn’t doubt that with Pavano

  • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

    Those of us now living in central time appreciate these “weird Texas start times.” A little bit of normalcy.

    • Jose the Satirist

      Try living on the west coast where afternoon games at Yankee Stadium start at 10:00 AM.

      • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

        I decided I could never live on the West Coast when I was in Cali two falls ago and college football started at 9 a.m.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        But the west coast night games don’t start at freakin 10:00

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

        Plus all the sunshine and blond women get really annoying.

        • Kit

          Random of me, but your user name is enjoyable.

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

            I’m glad you enjoy it Kit! I was once a man known as “Tank the Frank” and we had sworn to kill each other. I hope this changes things. New name, less murder.

            • Kit

              Haha…nice. I never would have guessed, Tank the Frank. That’s awesome though.

  • Pat D

    Hmm. I just checking the all-time hits leaders on Baseball Reference. They have Jeter at 2956 and Willie Keeler at 2932.

    Didn’t YES show a graphic last night that Jeter just tied Keeler?

    • JohnnyC

      Keeler was officially given an additional 24 hits for being the original gritty prototype of Dustin Pedroia.

      • Pat D

        Not cool!

        Keeler played for the Highlanders!!

        Oh, look, a line drive single from Jeter.

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

      Just passed Keeler according to the graphic they just showed.

      • Pat D

        Wondering from where they get their data then.

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

    Line drives… I’m seeing line drives!!!

    • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

      was it a fastball? was it a fastball?

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

      Well duh everyone knows that. Know you’re fuckin Tolkien lore Dickey.

    • Pat D

      At least he didn’t name the bat “Tom Bombadil.”

    • Spaceman.Spiff

      Hi Reddit.

  • Cy Pettitte

    how the fuck did Napoli do that?

    • Pat D

      Dunno, but Kay said that he fed Bush.

    • JohnnyC

      Learned that from Jeff Mathis.

      • Pat D

        No better teacher than a guy with a .199/.262/.311 slash line.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Wow nice job, Tex. Asshole.

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    These TBS guys are pretty stupid.

    • Esteban

      Is there anyone that has YES that’s watching TBS instead?

    • Pat D

      Which guys? And what said they?

    • JohnnyC

      Ron Darling went to Yale. I know…Yale’s reputation greatly exaggerated.

      • Pat D

        Was he a legacy like Dubya?

        • JohnnyC

          No, academic scholarship. Half asian, ya know.

  • Esteban

    There’s Teixeira and ARod trying to hit a HR and not getting the job done. Typical. We need guys that can just Get The Run In (TM) and not these selfish guys that are in it just for the HRs.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Fucking weak. Game over.

  • Cy Pettitte

    ah jeez, an ARod popup, who could have seen that coming?

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Alex needs to use a pink bat.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    omg why does Arod suck so much right now. It’s fuckin annoying

  • Pat D

    So much for computers helping things, huh, ARod?

  • JohnnyC

    Torrealba skips after catching foul pops too. He’s 7 years old.

  • mbonzo

    Pretty sure DJ has been hitting like 50% line drives and 50% ground balls in this series.

  • Dr. O

    “BOOO A-ROD BOO!! HOW DARE YOU TRADE YOURSELF BECAUSE OUR OWNER WAS GOING BROKE AND COULDN’T AFFORD THE ABSURD CONTRACT HE OFFERED YOU!”

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

      “BOOO A-ROD BOO!! HOW DARE YOU TRADE YOURSELF BECAUSE OUR OWNER WAS GOING BROKE AND COULDN’T AFFORD THE ABSURD CONTRACT HE OFFERED YOU! TOO STUPID TO AVOID GIVING HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO CHAN HO PARK AND RUSTY GREER AND SHITTY PLAYERS LIKE THAT, THUS SQUANDERING OUR CHANCES OF BUILDING A WINNER AROUND YOU AND MAKING YOUR DEPARTURE THE ONLY WAY TO REHABILITATE OUR TEAM INTO A CONTENDER AGAIN!

      • Pat D

        And then he let the team get bought by Nolan Ryan so we have to listen to how freaking great Nolan Ryan is/was!

  • htu

    Pathetic. No other way to describe it.

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

      No, there’s plenty of other ways to describe it.

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

    Beginning with CC’s first year in pinstripes, here are the MLB pitchers who have amassed at least 10 fWAR (with IP and E/F/x included for reference):

    1. Roy Halladay: 543.0 IP, 2.57/2.88/2.82 E/F/x, 16.5 fWAR
    2. Justin Verlander: 521.1 IP, 3.38/2.93/3.34 E/F/x, 15.7 fWAR
    3. Cliff Lee: 490.1 IP, 3.25/2.78/3.24 E/F/x, 15.4 fWAR
    4. Tim Lincecum: 485.0 IP, 2.89/2.68/2.90 E/F/x, 14.9 fWAR
    5. Zack Greinke: 453.1 IP, 3.20/2.84/3.32 E/F/x, 14.7 fWAR
    6. Felix Hernandez: 545.0 IP, 2.44/3.02/3.22 E/F/x, 14.6 fWAR
    7. Josh Johnson: 441.0 IP, 2.67/2.70/3.17 E/F/x, 13.5 fWAR
    8. Jon Lester: 457.2 IP, 3.23/3.17/3.12 E/F/x, 12.8 fWAR
    9. CC Sabathia: 514.2 IP, 3.22/3.39/3.65 E/F/x, 12.8 fWAR
    10. Dan Haren: 514.1 IP, 3.36/3.34/3.23 E/F/x, 12.3 fWAR
    11. Ubaldo Jimenez: 465.2 IP, 3.32/3.30/3.63 E/F/x, 12.2 fWAR
    12. Adam Wainwright: 463.1 IP, 2.53/2.99/3.17 E/F/x, 11.8 fWAR
    13. Jered Weaver: 493.0 IP, 3.19/3.38/3.76, 11.7 fWAR

    #moneywellspent

    • Pat D

      How much more shall they spend after this year? Inquiring minds want to know.

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

        I bet he opts out and replaces the 4/92M left with, oh, say, 5/120.

        One more year, and a slight bump in AAV. JMHO.

        • mbonzo

          I bet he keeps his average salary and gets 6 years.

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

            I could see that too.

        • Pat D

          I could live with that.

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

          I would be thrilled if he got only 5/120. I’m thinking 6/150.

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

      When I see that list, the only thing I can think of is “Greinke can’t handle New York!!” And then I smack my forehead against the desk.

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

    A-Rod needs to stop driving himself nuts dissecting his swing for hours on end. Just go into a game like this against Dave freaking Bush and see the ball, hit the ball. Dave Bush should be enough to get you out of your funk.

    But of course I have absolutely no knowledge of hitting mechanics and am talking straight outta my ass.

  • first time lawng time

    Seems like Arod does nothing but popup.

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

      I laughed.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Jesus christ Arod, you’ve already fucked up twice and we’re not out of the first inning.

  • htu

    Way to start the game Alex.

  • CBean

    Gah. Baseball stop frustrating me!

  • http://www.facebook.com/cecala Joseph Cecala

    Jeter should be able to have a good game thanks to this guy pitching slow so his declining bat speed can finally catch up to it.

  • Pat D

    By the way, I’d like to say Go Mavericks.

    I don’t like the Mavericks. But I hate the Lakers. Sorry, Jack.

    • Xstar7

      Why the Lakers hate? Are you a Celtics fan or something?

      • http://www.facebook.com/cecala Joseph Cecala

        They are the ultimate bandwagon team along with the Celtics

        • Xstar7

          That’s true. But it’s not the Lakers fault.

        • Marcus

          As any Yankees fan should know, you can’t really knock a team for being a bandwagon team. You can knock the bandwagon fans, but there’s got to be a better reason to hate the team.

      • Pat D

        No. When I can be bothered to care about the NBA, I root for the Knicks.

        I’ve always disliked the Lakers. I strongly dislike Kobe.

        • Xstar7

          I understand how you feel. I hate the Celtics. Kobe is a great player but it’s hard to get over that rape trial.

          • Pat D

            For me, it’s not the rape trial. I actually felt from the start that he was being railroaded. Mainly because he came out and admitted he had sex with the girl but that it was consensual. I mean, call me naive, but I’d never seen/heard of a guy accused of rape admitting he had sex with the “victim.”

            The reason I dislike Kobe is that he comes off as fake and pretends that he likes everybody. I likened the Kobe/Shaq divorce to the Beatles breaking up. Shaq became John Lennon and said what was on his mind about everything, while Kobe became Paul McCartney and hid behind a lot of empty cliches and doubletalk.

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

              I totally get why Kobe forced Shaq out, and I can’t hold that against him.

              In order to build his own legacy, he needed to win rings without Shaq (or any other top-50 of all time player). He needed to be the unquestioned alpha dog of a team built around him.

              And I totally get why the Lakers picked Kobe over Shaq. Smart choice.

  • Cy Pettitte

    like I said last night, Chavez in a wheelchair please.

  • first time lawng time

    Throw a strike dummie

    • Esteban

      You saying CC has low baseball IQ?

      • http://www.facebook.com/cecala Joseph Cecala

        thats racist

      • first time lawng time

        No I’m saying he belongs to a ventriloquist.

  • JohnnyC

    Obviously Michael Young is the greatest player on earth.

    • first time lawng time

      After Pedroia of course.

  • Pat D

    Michael Young has a career 106 OPS+ while having always played in a hitter’s park.

    He is not underrated.

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

      Young’s career road split:

      .281/.324/.414

      Nobody with that career road line who has been to multiple all-star games should be considered “underrated”. In fact, a different nine letter word that also ends in “-rated” springs to mind.

      • Pat D

        See, I’m not prepared to call him “overrated,” because I don’t often hear people talk about him.

        I’d say he’s “rated.”

  • first time lawng time

    I feel like this game is gona be like the game vs Beckett.

  • Cy Pettitte

    If I had a gun with two bullets and I was in a room with Hitler, Bin Laden, and Michael Young, I would shoot Michael Young twice.

    • Pat D

      Well, duh.

      I mean, the other two are corpses.

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

      Unfortunately for you, Michael Young cannot be killed by conventional weapons.

      • first time lawng time

        You’ve tried?

  • http://www.facebook.com/cecala Joseph Cecala

    Does anyone else get annoyed when CC pulls on his right sleeve whenever he throws a ball?

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

    Strikes, CC.

  • Kostas

    Wow…CC can’t find the zone… Remember when the Yankees weren’t in a funk and KC didn’t look better than them.

  • first time lawng time

    Dbag behind plate won’t call a strike.

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    Jesus Fat Man. Get your shit together, with Bartolo’s effort last night you need to rehabilitate the image of fat pitchers.

    • Pat D

      He’s not fat, he’s festively plump.

    • The209

      Moses, too?

  • Kostas

    20 pitches only 8 strikes

  • Cy Pettitte

    our fatties are failing us
    the guys with the guts are stuck in a rut

    • first time lawng time

      That was so poetic!

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Great D.

  • Kostas

    Fuck this team is so annoying right now…..

  • Pat D

    Strikes and defense, boys.

    Strikes and defense.

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

    Bah. No strikezone command, and no gloves behind him.

    Suck it up, boys. Let’s win this thing.

    • Pat D

      What do you mean by this? You’re not giving up on this game yet????

  • BigTimeBartolo

    I seriously want to break something. I can’t stand watching shit like this, especially against the rangers

  • Jack Klompus

    Two bad starts in a row by CC. First getting outpitched by Brad Penny and now Dave Bush. We’re in big trouble if CC can’t pitch well and our 3-4 hitters can’t drive runners in.

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

      You’re really counting your chickens early.

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

        Seriously. Let’s see Dave Bush pitch more than one fucking inning before ever declaring he’s “outpitched” anyone.

        • first time lawng time

          Well he technically has through one inning.

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

            And technically any pitcher outpitching any other pitcher through one inning is so unbelievably meaningless it’s never worth mentioning.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      You’re a douche.

      • first time lawng time

        That was unwarranted.

  • Pat D

    Jeez, even a short throw to third base gets one-hopped by Gardner.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Also nice job Gardner that probably cost us another run

  • Esteban

    Just the Yankees lack of fundamentals showing. Typical Gardner making an error.

    • The209

      dude:

      * his 1st error this year

      * best defensive LF in the AL last yr

      * 2nd-most assists for LF last year

  • BavarianYankee

    oh well, I already see that this is not our day.

  • IRF

    Does CC hate mothers or something?

    • Pat D

      I feel like making a bad joke here, but I won’t.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Brett Gardner’s arm sucks, all you have to do is throw it straight

  • htu

    Nice throw Gardner. Terrific inning

  • dennis

    7 shutout innings from bush u know its coming.

    • Kostas

      book it…

  • Kostas

    Wow, the Yankees made a fucking play… Finally, now that CC has thrown 50 pitches. !@#!@$@#%@#%@% @#%@$%#$%#$%!!!!!!!!!!!

  • James A

    I am in general not a fan of the other team scoring 3 runs on 1 hit in the first inning
    if the yanks can’t come back against dave bush, they’re not gonna do it against anybody

    • Joe

      Incorrect logic, you see. Dave Bush is EXACTLY the kind of pitcher that shuts the Yanks down. One hitter, eight inning shutout.

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

    Send the tape of that inning out to all the instructional leagues. That’s how you play baseball boys.

  • klingy94

    thanks a lot CC u fat ass!! now we have to come back from a 3-0 deficit ALREADY!!!!! GODDAMMMIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THESE ARE BAD NEWS YANKEES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Yes, that inning was all CC’s fault.

      Where does wishing death fall under the RAB Commenting Guidelines?

      • Pat D

        I believe it is frowned upon.

        • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

          Bleh.

  • mbonzo

    Sure, CC had trouble with the strike zone but there were only 2 ER in that inning.

  • first time lawng time

    Bout time CC.
    Maybe next time you’ll actually throw strikes?

    And Arod, you’ll actually be of some use?

  • klingy94

    these Yankees have cause us great pain over this past week and weekend, if they don’t win today, i will vow not to watch them AT ALL this week, cuz i can’t take this shit anymore. this is a team that was really goin good, and then they shut down when the damn white sux came in to town. these yankees better get their shit together NOW!

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Will you also vow not to comment anymore?

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

      You’ll be missed.

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

      YOU TELL ‘IM, STEVE-DAVE!

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

      Sanchez is DEALING for the Marlins. Perfect through five with 9 K.

  • James A

    Daisuke gave up 3 in the first and the red sox have already come back to take the lead. then again, they’re facing pavano

    • Pat D

      No lead is ever safe in that piece of shit “ballpark.”

      Regardless of teams/pitchers involved.

  • Kit

    Those are awesome, Swish. You will probably be fined for them.

  • CBean

    You know what would honor your mothers, Yankees? RUNS!

  • Kostas

    So it is now apparent that the Yankees feel bad they are ahead of Boston by more than a game and are thus trying to even the playing field. All makes sense.

  • klingy94

    tampon bay up 3-0, we better win or else 2nd place will be waiting!

    • Kit

      It’s May.

      • Wooderson

        hey gidget!

        • Kit

          Hey hey, Wooderson! I listened to Lawrence Arms. It was awesome. Thanks for the rec.

          • Wooderson

            we’re the raaaambling boys of pleasure

            • Kit

              Favorite track too! It was a really fun listen. How’s life?

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

      we better win or else 2nd place will be waiting!

      (thinks)

      I don’t give a shit.

  • wow

    just wow

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    This is the Bush era!!!

    #beentheredonethat

  • BigTimeBartolo

    This is pathetic

  • Kostas

    So that was an inning of good AB’s.

  • first time lawng time

    Dave Bush is pitching well.

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    It’d be nice if this team would stop sucking and wait a bit until they surrender first Place to the Rays.

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

      It’s early May, who cares about the standings?

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        Apparently someone does.

      • A-Rod’s Wingman

        Look, normally I’d agree with you, but this team isn’t in a normal situation. They have a patch work rotation, an offense with several aging cogs, and two very tough teams in the division. They need to build up a lead or at the very least hold on to a division lead, for when Boston hits their stride and Bartolo and Garcia lose effectiveness.

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

      It would be nice if fans would stop giving a shit about who is in first place in May.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      It’s May. Standings don’t mean anything unless you’re the Mariners.

    • Pat D

      Things that don’t matter:

      what I had for dinner last night
      anything that Sarah Palin says/thinks/does
      first place on May 8

  • htu

    Posada 0 for his last 13. Enough.

  • Cy Pettitte

    CC’s strike zone seems microscopic

    • Hummingbird S.

      the 2-1 pitch was perfectly placed in the heart of the zone and yet it was called a ball. Doesnt seem possible to miss that call..

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

    I want to beat this umpire in the face.

    With my shit.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      +1

  • BigTimeBartolo

    CC throw strikes please

  • Tarik

    Is CC getting as squeezed in real life as it looks on Gameday?

    • mbonzo

      Not as bad as yesterday. This zone is about 50% larger.

    • Kit

      Looks like it.

  • mbonzo

    Nice throw by Cervelli

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    First place was nice while it lasted, oh well team wasn’t really championship caliber this year anyways.

    • Tarik

      …dude, it’s the second inning of the 32nd game, slow down.

      • Joe

        Welcome to opening day at Yankee Stadium, and here comes the first pitch. And the season is over……

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

      This has to be satire.

      • Pat D

        I don’t think so.

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

        The World Series is played in early May now. MLB said they wanted to get it out of November, you know.

    • Esteban

      May 8th 2009:
      Bos 19-11
      TOR 20-12
      NYY 14-15
      TBR 14-17
      BAL 12-18

      Yes, May 8th is the time to declare a season over.

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

        It’s not about any stupid stats, it’s about watching the games and seeing that this club clearly isn’t championship caliber!

        Sincerely,
        An Amalgam of All These Crazy Commenters

        • Esteban

          The game is played on the field, not in your excel file. Nerd. All I need to know is what I see with my eyes.

        • A-Rod’s Wingman

          Right, because:

          CC, Burnett, Colon, Garcia, Nova is clearly a championship caliber rotation. Not to mention with two key aging important cogs in the line up, and perhaps a third. Clearly a team that can stack up with the 2009 Yankees.

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

            The 2009 Yankees had like, five important aging cogs in the lineup. Four of them managed to have one last hurrah at the same time.

            • A-Rod’s Wingman

              Five? Jeter, Damon, Matsui, and Posada? Who’s the fifth? A-Rod? IIRC, his issue was injury, not age. As to that…Jeter was still merely in the twilight of his prime, whereas now it looks like it’s in the twilight of his career. Over all I like the offense a bit more this year, especially if Cano takes more walks and Jeter gets a bit more power. However, these teams aren’t analyzed in a vacuum. The 2011 Red Sox are a lot better than the 2009 Red Sox, I think I’d say the same about the Rays. The rotation’s worse off, and that’s probably the key for me. As to the importance of April/May, not too long ago the Red Sox lost the Vegas favorites line for the AL East title, April and May standings matter, not as much as September, but with a team with such a volatile rotation, I find it insane that you guys can just bounce off the standings.

      • A-Rod’s Wingman

        Yeah, that’s hardly an honest comparison. In 2009 they merely had to “survive” an A-Rod-less April. They just signed three huge players and were widely considered the division favorites (by the unbiased projections) and WS contenders. Jeter still had effectiveness left, and the rotation looked pretty good on paper. This season, it’s hardly the case, the team was fully healthy to begin the season. The rotation was being held together by rust, and there was a legitimate chance that the Yankees missed the playoffs. I mean, be honest here…at the beginning of the season there was very little chance that the Yankees would win the division, and a solid chance that they even miss the WC. Now if you were told in April that Phil Hughes this year would be a non factor, you’d probably assume they’d miss the playoffs. It’s not unwarranted pessimism. The rotation’s bad, Jeter’s cooked, and Boston and Tampa are pretty good teams.

  • Kostas

    klingy94 says:
    May 8, 2011 at 2:40 pm
    tampon bay up 3-0, we better win or else 2nd place will be waiting!

    Might be time to jump in the Delorean and go see Biff and find out if the Yankees win.

    • Pat D

      That book only ran through 2000.

      • Kostas

        You’re right… short sighted writers.

        • Pat D

          Weren’t they though?

          The movie was made in 1989. Yes, it was still 1985 to Marty’s perspective, but why have him buy a book that only covered the next 15 years when he was 30 years in the future.

          Stupid all around.

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

            I assume they assumed that 2000 would be the last year that books would be printed, as all data would be stored on holograms beyond that point.

            • Pat D

              Yea, they also promised us flying cars and hydrated pizzas and we’re only 4 years away!

              Shouldn’t we, as a society, like…sue someone over this?

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

                I’ve already begun legal proceedings against Javier Vazquez.

                • Pat D

                  Of course! How did I not see it?!?

  • first time lawng time
  • Hummingbird S.

    no command at all from CC..

  • JohnnyC

    It’s a bad sign when Posada admits to his own manager that he’d bench himself. I give it another 2 weeks. Hello, Jesus!

  • first time lawng time

    Where’s the claw and antlers crap?

  • Esteban

    I see that CC’s early struggles have really brought out the best in commenters. Yikes.

    • Kit

      I’m just shaking my head at a lot of it and fighting the urge to be snippy in response. It’s really bad.

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

      I blame all these commenter’s mothers.

      Yes, even on Mothers Day.

      • Kit

        I was going to wish everyone’s mom a happy mother’s day but fuck it.

        • Pat D

          It’s a fake Hallmark holiday anyway.

          • Kit

            That doesn’t apply to your mom, Pat. ‘Cause you’re pretty awesome.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Of course. 2 out hits

  • klingy94

    deja vu all over again, thank you CC, he is definitely player of the game today

    • Esteban

      For realz. They should cut and run while they can. Trade him or DFA, I don’t care. I don’t want that fatass CC on my team!

  • Kostas

    4-0. that is nothing for the offensive might of the mighty mighty Yankees to over come.

    • JohnnyC

      Yeah, but David No-Hit Bush be dealin’!

    • first time lawng time

      They did it last night.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    *rangers run over and give ump a bj*

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Also fuck you Elvis Andrus.

  • Pat D

    This clip accurately describes my feelings to the doom and gloomers today:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=probdRBt5O4

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

    Sanchez perfect through 6 with 10 K but he’s at 97 pitches already…

    • Jose the Satirist

      Sanchez who?

      • Pat D

        Dirty.

      • Cy Pettitte

        Anibal

  • mbonzo

    Lets get on the board!

  • Kostas

    Fun facts with absolutely no meaning…

    Yankees longest winning streak, losing streak, and the number of games they have been shut out – 3,3,3….

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    I’ve decided I’m going to be a troll today. Sorry in advance.

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

      DON’T GO INTO THE LIGHT!!!!

      • Pat D

        Yes, stay on the dark side. It is the only way you can save your friends.

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

    At least Gardner and Jeter are continuing to emerge from their slumps of suckiness.

  • Pat D

    I think Cervelli should bunt here.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Jose Iglecias would fly down from Boston and turn it into a DP.

      • Pat D

        Then his namesake would record a new version of “Hero” all about him.

  • Kostas

    Who had May as the month that the Yankees would not have a single hitter over .300?

    • Jose the Satirist

      I had no Yankees hitting over .200 at any point this season.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    i kant buh-leeve jerardy is givin martin a d@y 0ff. so0o st00pid! wurst manajer evur.

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

      ZZ is zo fat wut a fat azz trow teh strikes!

  • first time lawng time

    I really hate Girardi.

    He just has this aura about him that I cant stand.

    • Esteban

      I also have that feeling, but it’s not about Girardi.

      • Pat D

        Muhahahahahahahahahahaha.

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

        I’m picking up what you’re putting down.

      • Kit

        +1

  • JohnnyC

    It’s 16 games in 16 days stretches like this that make you realize the marvelous benefit of amphetamines.

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

    Pleeeeease no double play PLEASE!

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    if jerardy pl@yed martin today tht wudda been a homer.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      now were gunna be in 2nd pl@ce 2marro uhhhggggg

  • Esteban

    So now that Jose Iglesias has been called up, when is his HOF induction ceremony? Fact: They’re doing away with the normal 5 years after retiring rule because his glove is just that good.

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

    Frankie with teh wheelz. And Beltre still almost got him.

    (tips cap to both parties involved)

  • mbonzo

    Derek Jeter looks like Derek Jeter.

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

      Dave Bush throws just his speed.

  • CBean

    WOOHOO not dead yet!

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Jeter getting some help from the BABIP gods

  • Greg Golson’s Laser Rocket Arm

    Wow, Jeter is looking….good

  • Esteban

    The Capn with two hits that landed in the OF. He’s just showing off for his mom today.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Jeter is back in my good graces

  • first time lawng time

    “another hit for Jeter!”

    welcome to- the twighlight zone!

  • Kostas

    Jeter sucks…. if he were a real Yankee and not old and out dated, he would have hit that ball like Roy Hobbs.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Okay, all trolling aside. That Jeter hit actually brought a smile to my face.

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

      The Captain frowns on your trolling shenanigans.

      Especially on Mothers Day.

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        I’m a heroin addict, feel sorry for me.

  • Jose the Satirist

    Cone is the man. Giving the WAR shoutout.

    • Cy Pettitte

      Coney is dropping mad knowledge this series

  • Kit

    Derek really is the silver lining in this game. Keep it going, Jeter.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Coney with the WAR reference.

    • alittleblackegg

      Dropping knowledge. Gotta love Cone.

  • Esteban

    YES Cone dropping fWAR on the YES broadcast. Watch out traditional stats people, the nerd revolution is upon you.

    • Pat D

      And it will be televised!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Grandy for MVP

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Yay offense actually doing stuff. If i see a bunt though…

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

    OH SHIT AT FIRST DAVE BUSH WAS OUTPITCHING ZZ BUT NOW ITS ZZ WHO IS OUTPITCHING TEH BUSH

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      TEH BUSH! HAHA

    • A-Rod’s Wingman

      To be fair, Bush still has some wiggle room for that to be true.

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

        To be fair, I’m pointing out how absurd it is to proclaim anyone is outpitching anyone else with only a tiny fraction of the game already played.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cecala Joseph Cecala

    is it really WAR like the fight? I always said WAR like car.

    • Pat D

      I thought it was the former.

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

      Tomato, tomahto.

      • Jose the Satirist

        Does anyone actually say tomahto? I’ve only heard tomayto.

        • Pat D

          Douchebags say tomahto.

        • A-Rod’s Wingman

          I’ve heard advertisement pronounced ad-ver-tis-ment

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

            Listening to people in Massachusetts talk makes me want to stab my eardrums.

            It’s Wor-ces-ter, not “Wooster”.

            • Pat D

              How about “Greenwich?”

              Cuz I used to work in Greenwich Township, New Jersey, and I heard some people insist it should be pronounced “Green-wich,” not “Gren-ich.” I dismissed them as white trash idiots, since there’s quite a few of them in that area, including those people who named their kid Adolf Hitler.

              • Kit

                including those people who named their kid Adolf Hitler

                Wut. I hope you’re not serious.

              • A-Rod’s Wingman

                Green-Which sounds like a shitty sandwich that no one wants to eat.

          • Esteban

            That’s the worst. How does those people pronounce advertise?

    • Jose the Satirist

      You can say it however you want. It is an acronym. I personally say WAR like the fight.

      • A-Rod’s Wingman

        I pronounce it like Ed-war

  • Jack Klompus

    Nice little rally but now for the 2 automatic outs in our lineup.

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    Nice to see Jeter warming up with that patented Jeter oppo base hit. Also nice to see Dave Bush on the mound and not this asshole we saw the first two innings.

  • Pat D

    Wow, risky, Curtis.

  • IRF

    Wow that looked gone off the bat

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    SQUEEZE BUNT BY A-ROD!!!!

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Grandy……that was almost very bad

  • Kostas

    Now that makes me smile, great fundamentals on the bases.

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    SHIT GRANDY

    I know it’s lame but seeing him tag from first was pretty cool.

    TWO RUNNERS IN SCORING FOR THE POP UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kostas

    C’mon ARod..hit that ball like you hit Cameron.

    • Nom Chompsky

      I suppose this means that A-rod is the abused one in that relationship.

      I buy it.

  • Cy Pettitte

    wow, not cool.

  • mbonzo

    Oh shit.

  • IRF

    Classy Texas fans

  • BigTimeBartolo

    FUCK

  • http://www.facebook.com/cecala Joseph Cecala

    Bush’s Baked Beans

  • Pat D

    Classy fucking Texans.

    Fuck you, people of Texas.

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

    HOW DARE YOU HIT AROD ON MOTHERS DAY!!!!!!!

  • first time lawng time

    Rub some dirt on it. Be a man!

    On a serious note…clear the benches!!!

    • Kit

      Nooooo…no clearing of any benches.

  • Kit

    Please be okay, Alex.

  • jack solo

    please waive posada hes done

  • Hummingbird S.

    Pathetic AB by Cano…

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Grat AB by Cano

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      And by “Grat” I mean “Great”

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

    Imagine if Cano saw more than one pitch in an at bat. He might actually get something better to drive.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Alex needs some rest. And as I’m typing that we can’t bring the runner in from 3rd again. Wtf

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    First pitch swinging. How unpredictable, Suzyn.

  • Kostas

    Seriously, for all the good that Cano does at the plate, he can look like an undisciplined, out of control, hack….

    • Esteban

      He’s definitely seems like he’s swinging more this year than last year. Walk rate down from 8.2% last year to 2.4% this year.

  • Cy Pettitte

    this game should be like 15-4

  • mbonzo

    Swisherslam?

  • JohnnyC

    Borbon smirking like he’s actually a ML player when he’s actually just a AAAA wannabe.

  • IRF

    First pitch swinging after the guy in front of you got hit. Not smart Robbie

  • Greg Golson’s Laser Rocket Arm

    Dang, Cano just like Teix in the first

  • CBean

    Come on Yankees, don’t let them get away with hitting A-Rod.

  • first time lawng time

    That was a really lame inning. We could have done big things.

    • Kostas

      that is just about every game since the start of the Detroit series.

  • jetrer

    horrible AB Swish

  • BigTimeBartolo

    asdfghjkl

    Swisher and Cano. WTF

  • Cy Pettitte

    Girardi’s like “fuck this, I’m out”

  • Pat D

    Sigh.

  • Hummingbird S.

    another wasted chance.. this offense doesnt seem capable of getting that big hit

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

    Straight ball I hit very much. Ball not straight…bats are afraid.

  • JohnnyC

    In the old days some bench jockey would’ve been screaming for Bush to man up and try to throw harder. I prefer the old days.

  • Kostas

    Although not a true factual statement, based only on biased perspective, why are the Yankee hitters so poor when it comes to RISP? Do they all have dreams of going yard or do they feel so much pressure because they fail so frequently that it makes matters worse? #hyperbolicreaction

  • Jack Klompus

    2nd time we have failed to drive in a runner from 3rd with 1 out. And this was with Teix and Cano batting. Texas knows how to hit with RISP and we don’t, that’s the difference.

    • Esteban

      I laughed.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Yankees should YouTube “Hitting with RISP lesson.”

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

      The Yankees would be winning if they got the three walks and two errors Texas got. Hitting with RISP is not different that hitting with no one on, it’s the same stuff. You just focus more on one.

      • Esteban

        No Mike. All these great Yankees hitters just don’t know how to hit with RISP. It’s a fact because I believe it and I see it with my eyes.

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

          STOP HIDING BEHIND YOUR PHONY NUMBERS, BURGUNDY!!!!!

  • first time lawng time

    Do we always leave the bases loaded in Texas?
    This place has been a house of horrors lately.

    • Pat D

      OMG, it’s becoming the new Anaheim Stadium for the Yankees!!

      The HORROR!!!!!!!

      • first time lawng time

        Lol come to think of it, the Yankeesdont win that often in Aneheim do they?

        • Pat D

          No, it seems like they always have an issue there.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cecala Joseph Cecala

    You think Kim Jones would have put on some makeup…

    • Pat D

      It’s like 85 degrees. I don’t think that’s a good combination.

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

        Please. Dallas women cake on the makeup, heat be damned.

        • Pat D

          That’s…a good thing?

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

            I didn’t say it was.

            • Pat D

              OK.

              See I like to make fun of and belittle Texas every chance I get, all without never intending to set foot inside the state, except to maybe visit the Alamo.

              That’s acceptable, right?

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

                Party on, Wayne.

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

    In honor of Mother’s Day, I will refrain from saying anything about how Kim Jones looks.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      +1

  • first time lawng time

    Aww hopefully Swisher’s mom gets better.

  • mbonzo

    Its been an hour and 10 minutes and we’re not even through the 3rd.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cecala Joseph Cecala

    That was a nice play

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

    Ribbinson!

    (fistpumps)

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    CC cruising

  • CBean

    Finally, a 1-2-3 for CC!

    • http://www.facebook.com/cecala Joseph Cecala

      Now we need one for Soriano

  • Kit

    Alright, CC, good job. More of those innings.

  • Cy Pettitte

    why couldn’t CC do that the first few innings?

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      CC works in mysterious ways.

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

      Because his team was making errors.

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

        And he was getting squeezed (while also struggling with location a bit).

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Jorge retire now kthanksbye

  • Pat D

    Interesting how all the guys Cone mentioned are HOF’ers and Posada just won’t be.

    Also, I think the trivia answers are Ryan and Ferguson Jenkins.

    • Kit

      What was the question?

      • Pat D

        HOF’ers to throw a no hitter with the Rangers.

    • James A

      It’s actually Ryan and Bert Blyleven, Jenkins never threw a no hitter

      • Pat D

        Very good. I forgot Blyleven pitched for the Rangers.

        And technically then that question is bullshit. Blyleven is a Hall of Famer-elect, not yet officially a Hall of Famer.

  • nsalem

    kevin brown sucks

  • Cuso

    Swisher is awful. In a pressure situation, he is the last person I want up. He dreams of going yard in every at-bat.

    if there’s ever guys on base and two-outs, 9 times out of 10, he makes an out. the 10th time he can work a walk.

    That is, of course, unless we already have a 5 run lead. then he’s king of padding stats.

    • Pat D

      Can you teach me how to read other people’s minds without physical contact?

      I feel like this would be a useful skill with which to make a living.

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

      Swisher is awful. In a pressure situation, he is the last person I want up.

      Swisher, Late and Close, career: .267/.387/.476
      Swisher, High Leverage, career: .246/.369/.477

      if there’s ever guys on base and two-outs, 9 times out of 10, he makes an out.

      Swisher, Men on Base, career: .258/.376/.467
      Swisher, runner on third, two outs, career: .244/.401/.415

      That is, of course, unless we already have a 5 run lead. then he’s king of padding stats.

      Swisher, within 4 runs: .250/.357/.460
      Swisher, greater than 4 runs: .260/.359/.490

      As always, the facts >>>>>>>>>>>>>> your narrative

    • Esteban

      Career nubmers
      2 outs RISP: .222/.374/.413
      Late and Close: .267/.387/.476
      Within 4 R: .250/.357/.460
      >4 R: .260/.359/.490
      High Leverage: .246/.369/.477
      Low Leverage: .249/.342/.464

  • jack solo

    please waive posada

    • Kit

      The Yankees and their front office don’t read these posts…no matter how many times you write them.

      • jack solo

        read this: fuck your mother

        • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

          Too much passion.

          • A-Rod’s Wingman

            It’s Mother’s Day, they need something fun thrown their way.

            ;)

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

          Easy champ.

        • Kit

          Well done.

        • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

          I know it’s against RAB rules but this kind of talk excites me.

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

          Honestly this shouldn’t be allowed and this poster should be banned immediately.

        • Kevin G.

          So it’s a battle of wits, I see.

  • first time lawng time

    Okay any time your opponent has more runs than hit and you have as many errors as runs, you have a problem.

  • jetrer

    Still, how much longer can you stick with Posada?

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

    This T Mobile girl is insanely gorgeous. If I could find a woman like her I would have no worries in this world.

    Find a woman like her and have her not press charges, I mean.

    • Pat D

      As a T-Mobile employee, I say again, enjoy her while you can.

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

        Yeah I was just saying to my friend that I would be surprised if she wasn’t in the movies soon based solely on her looks.

    • first time lawng time

      You mean Catherine Zeta Jones?

      Her husband is in his 60s…,ew.

      • Esteban

        Nah, it’s a new chick. But Mrs. Zeta-Jones is still fiiiine.

      • Pat D

        No, she hasn’t been a spokesperson for like 4 years now.

    • JohnnyC

      She’s a model from the Great White North, our neighbors the Canucks.

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

        Nice.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Pavano is getting lit up, that douche bag is handing the Sox a win with Dice-K on the mound.

    • A-Rod’s Wingman

      He’s doing it just to spite the Yankees.

    • JohnnyC

      Cashman was thinking of signing him this spring. He threw Billy Eppler at the wall to see what sticks. And the Pavano part fortunately slid off.

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    The worst part about playing Texas, aside from losing, is listening to all these stupid theories about pitch counts. Nevermind the fact that Texas as yet to produce an Ace and their best pitching prospect was moved to the bullpen, and their second best pitching prospect suffered shitty year last year. Oh, and the fact that Hughes has dead arm and Joba’s shoulder is held together by apple sauce. Yeah, pitchers are babied.

    Idiots.

  • first time lawng time

    I don’t get why people think Girardi is a good manager.

    • Kit

      Because he’s not a bad manager?

      • A-Rod’s Wingman

        And by manager standards that means he’s a good manager. Baseball managers are typically former ball players, which means that they’re dumb by breed.

        • Kit

          I’m not saying he’s the greatest manager ever, just that he could be so, so much worse.

          • A-Rod’s Wingman

            Agreed. He tends to avoid the really EHAST THE FUCK WEAS THAT FUCKING CALL!!!!!!!!!

            Anyways, Girardi tends to avoid the really dumb decisions and by manager standards it means that he’s a good manager.

            • Kit

              Yeah. I just think people really jump down his throat over shit that’s not under his control. The binder jokes were old last year, and they’re even older this year. He’s not the one throwing pitches or making plays. He makes questionable decisions every once in a while but every manager makes them.

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

                He bunts too much for my taste, but he generally makes sound bullpen decisions and shows confidence in guys allowing them to work their way out of slumps and be healthy and productive come playoff time. He takes a long-view approach instead of a short-view one, and that’s what a team like the Yankees needs in a manager.

                Many other managers don’t do those things, so that makes Girardi above-average in my book.

                • Kit

                  Agreed. The bunting is the one thing I do have a gripe about because it’s ridiculous with this lineup, especially with guys that can actually hit, but other than that, I like the way he handles the players the most. Some of the moves he makes are indeed questionable, but he gives the guys a chance to turn things around instead of leaving them on the bench to basically rot. When he needs to make a move, he makes it, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t, but that’s baseball.

      • first time lawng time

        I think he makes stupid decisions and hasn’t done much for people to think he’s good.

        • Kit

          He makes questionable decisions once in a while, but again, every manager makes them. I don’t think he’s the greatest manager ever, but as far as managers go, he’s been pretty decent. Hasn’t destroyed the bullpen, overworked pitchers or every day players.

    • Pat D

      Out of curiosity then, who do you think is a good manager?

      • first time lawng time

        Idk TBs. I just think Girardi is not good.

        I would be very pleased if he was fired.

    • JohnnyC

      And do you think Ron Washington is a good manager? Or Ozzie Guillen? Or Bruce Bochy? Or Dusty Baker? The players make the plays not the manager. Joe Torre taught us that.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Cano, you fuckhead.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      He ruined Cervellis only good throw of the year

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        Cervelli’s pissed because he knows his caught stealing percentage won’t even reach 6%.

  • jetrer

    Why can’t Cano catch throws anymore.

  • Hummingbird S.

    it wouldnt be the right call but if Cano had held on to the ball the ump would have given him the out..

    • Pat D

      I believe he signaled out until the ball was dropped.

  • CBean

    Come on CC, you were doing well.

  • jetrer

    the defense has been awful lately

  • IRF

    I know Bourbon was safe anyway, but this dropping the ball thing is inexcusable. Squeeze it please.

  • YankeesJunkie

    This has been a painful game so far. It would make at least make it feel slightly better if CC unleashes a pitch at a Ranger’s back.

  • Cy Pettitte

    wow this is pathetic

  • Hummingbird S.

    whats the point of having a backup catcher that cant play D or hit?

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

      Have you seen the other backup catchers in the league? Most of them can’t play D or hit either.

    • Kostas

      Keeps Montero in AAA and keeps pointing out that the Yankees as an organization have very little faith or use for their farm teams other than trade bait.

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

        Because they threw Nova to the fire last year?

  • Kostas

    Awesome… The next time Sterling says the Yankees have a good defense, he should be fired. There is nothing good or remotely above average about their defense.

    Stealing on the Yankees is like sex with Paris Hilton… that easy.

    • Pat D

      I protest! I would find it very difficult to have sex with Paris Hilton.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Beautiful pitch big guy!

  • YankeesJunkie

    Nice 97 mph fastball from CC. Could be a great 8th inning guy.

  • Kevin G.

    Quick fantasy question: Is Jose Iglesias one of those all glove, no hit guys? Or can he actually hit? Would you recommend picking him up?

    • Pat D

      Believe he’s all glove as of right now.

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

      He’s useless in fantasy.

  • Pat D

    Oh, god, it’s not as bad as 1968 again.

    Though I do wonder if offense should continue to decline over, say, 5-6 more years, if they’ll make rules changes to compensate and get more offense back in the game.

  • mbonzo

    Fuck yea Derek is back.

  • V

    A HOMERUN FROM JETER!

  • CBean

    JETER!!!!

  • Pat D

    HOLY FUCKING SHIT!!!

  • Esteban

    He’s ALIVE!!!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    JETAAAAAAAHHHHHH WOOOOOOOOO

    wow, he’s NOT dead yet

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

    Wait a second, no way that just happened, right? First time since what, June of 2010?

  • Kevin G.

    Jeter? Home run? lolwut?

  • BigTimeBartolo

    JETER HR JETER HR JETER HR

    ahhhhhhhhhh!

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

    Oh. My. God.

  • YankeesJunkie

    WTF happened? That was not a grounder to short. Does this mean that the Yanks get an auto win for today.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    El Capitan!!!

  • jetrer

    Wow, look at the old man still showing some life. Now if only the rest of the team would join him.

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

    I DON’T BELIEVE WHAT I JUST SAW!!

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    Well, the Yankees can lose first place now and my confidence will still go up.

  • TMiller

    That’s it.. Who is this #2 guy today!?

  • Hummingbird S.

    2 hard hit balls in 2 days for Jeets.. it feels awesome!

  • Kostas

    Jeter hitting HR’s?????? DFA him, he needs to retire, he is old,….. No wait, my favorite comment from the Tweets “DAVID BUSH THROWS DEREK JETER SPEED”…

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      It’s pink bat magic.

  • mbonzo

    Jeter hitting .275

  • wow

    surely we will win now.

  • Greg Golson’s Laser Rocket Arm

    Derek Jeter, True Yankee

    • Xstar7

      He’s been a true Yankee for quite some time now.

  • Across the pond

    What just happened

  • Dino Velvet

    Jeter is loving the Arlington launching pad.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Are you fucking kidding me? I go to change the laundry and Jeter hits a home run? I hope there’s never another Mother’s Day ever again.

  • V

    1) Michael Kay is an idiot. I don’t care if Jeter hits .330. If he hits .330/.330/.330, that’s an awful offensive player.

    2) Jeter HAS looked a LOT better at the plate lately. And now the results are showing up.

    • Ellis

      .330/.330/.330 is not an awful offensive player at all. Especially not for a shortstop.

      • V

        Yes. Yes it is.

        List of qualifying players with OPS < .660 in 2010:

        Cesar Izturis
        Jose Lopez
        Alcides Escobar
        Nyjer Morgan
        Ryan Theriot
        Erick Aybar
        Elvis Andrus
        Chone Figgins
        Yunel Escobar
        Orlando Cabrera
        Juan Pierre

        • radnom

          Considering there are a bunch of starting shortstops on that list, I’m not sure this really proved your point.

  • Hall and Nokes

    That was one seriously Jeterian blast

  • fire levine

    there is a Mo after all

  • IRF

    Rangers Announcer: Does Jeter look different to you?

    Mark McLemore: Yeah he does, it doesn’t seem like he can drive a fastball anymore. He used to be able to drive that pitch out to the right-center gap.

    (Jeter hits home run on next pitch)

    • Pat D

      To be fair, he wasn’t really wrong.

    • YankeesJunkie

      +1. Why are you watching the Ranger’s broadcast?

      • IRF

        Because I didn’t want to pony up the 5 extra bucks a month to listen to Kay call road games

        • jack solo

          i support the yes network like a TRUE yankees fan.

    • jack solo

      you happy bitch, its just a small sample size. we all know jeter wont keep this up.

      • Pat D

        ……………………………

      • IRF

        Somebody completely missed the point

    • Zack

      4XBH in 120 PA.

      That’s not driving any pitch, fastball or offspeed.

  • Kit

    Jeter!

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosological Carlosologist

    Totally called that Jeter HR. http://bit.ly/mP26qj

    • Across the pond

      Well played Sir.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Grandy: Beast.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    lucky ass bounce for Texas. That’s a long single for Grandy

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

    Alright! Now do something A-Rod. Do SOMETHING!

  • Mickey Scheister

    It’s damn good to see Jeter turn it on as of late!

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

    This Tucker fellow isn’t fooling anyone.

    • Hummingbird S.

      except A-Rod, Cano and Swish

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Yeah!!! Fuck you borbon!!!!

  • Greg Golson’s Laser Rocket Arm

    Is there any chance they get a hit here with runners in scoring position?

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    If A-Rod pops out, I will rampage through the neighborhood.

  • Hughesus Christo

    Be grateful if Jeter does not strike out against those who have betrayed him

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

    Maybe Borbon should stop diving so often. Anecdotally, it doesn’t seem to be a very good strategy.

    • JohnnyC

      It fools some observers into thinking he has a lot of range when it’s the case that he gets bad jumps and has enough speed to almost make up for it. Lenny Dykstra played CF like this.

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

        100 percent correct. It’s the Ellsbury Principle.

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

          Beautifully stated.

        • JohnnyC

          You can really see the media bias when they keep talking about Ellsbury as if he’s a great fielder when the Sox have continued to look for ways to move him to LF.

        • Pat D

          Bill James said the same thing about Carney Lansford at third base. Said that he dove for everything and it made people think he was a good fielder, but it was actually because he had no range to get to anything properly.

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

    That’s why they play all nine innings. Tie game.

  • jetrer

    well at least he got the run in

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

    Is Robbie serious?

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I’d really like Cano to stop swinging at the first pitch.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Another weak swing on a first pitch by Cano.. its like he lost all the progress that he made last season

  • BigTimeBartolo

    It sure would be nice if Cano showed any plate discipline whatsoever though

  • Matt

    Dear Robinson Cano,

    STOP SWINGING AT THE FIRST PITCH EVERY AT BAT.

    When the opposing teams knows you will swing, they will not throw it out over the plate for you to hit.

    It’s no wonder your batting average has dropped under .300 in recent weeks. MAKE THE ADJUSTMENT.

  • jetrer

    more RISP fail … Gotta love it

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Yeahhhhhhh…gettin’ pretty tired of Swisher right about now.

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

      He could use a day off.

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

      Swisher, Posada, Cano, and hey Alex, anytime you wanna bust outta that slump… that would be greeeat.

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

      I’m sure you loved him when he tied the game yesterday.

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        I don’t care if you’re Swisher or Cervelli, I’ll love anybody who ties the game. But so far this year, my disdain for Swisher immensely outweighs my love.

  • JohnnyC

    Robbie’s playing tired. He’ll rebound after the off day tomorrow, I’m sure.

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

    What a dumb text poll. No shit, guys.

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

    That was above your head, Beltre.

  • CBean

    UGH UGH UGH

  • Hummingbird S.

    more little league D from the Yankees..

  • IRF

    Butter fingers. Literally.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Really? It’s Napoli.

  • CBean

    The sloppy playing is killing me.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    LOLOLOLOLOL

  • Kit

    Come on guys, you gotta have better defense.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Stupid infield hits

  • Kostas

    Fucking team SUCKS DEFENSIVELY AND FUNDAMENTALS… OMG!!!!! Keystone cops on defense today.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Wow…AWFUL D!!!

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

    This is a disaster. That’s all it is.

  • Pat D

    Too bad King George isn’t around to call CC a fat toad after that one.

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

    Tom Emanski needed ASAP.

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

    Awful. They haven’t looked this bad defensively in years.

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

      Maybe we can get Matsui to play centerfield for the laughs.

  • Cy Pettitte

    look at these morons….

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

    Sheesh.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    bahahahahahahahhaha cervelli i h8 u s0 much rite n0w nd alwayz

  • Cy Pettitte

    jesus christ, thank Mo they handled one finally.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Holy socks Batman!

  • mbonzo

    That about sums up how fucking lucky the Rangers have been against the Yankees since the playoffs. Their BABIP has to be above .400

  • http://Www.or.ly JM

    I think I predicted three infield hits for Texas in this series. They almost all happened in one inning.

  • Kostas

    So that Yankees defensively on balls not hit directly at them = 8 yr old tee ball.

    Lesson to kids at home, you really don’t have to be that good at fielding to play for the Yankees. #Giambi #Knoblauch #Thames

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

      Maybe you should root for another team. You don’t seem to like this one very much.

      • Kostas

        I don’t like sloppy play – FOUR ERRORS TODAY ALONE. Save the cliche responses, it is unacceptable for this team and at this level….

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

          It’s baseball. Shit happens.

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

          Get a grip. Even the best teams have games like this. It’s baseball. Is it unsettling? Yeah. But it doesn’t speak to a greater trend and thus, no need for hysteria.

          Besides, while the team may have had Knoblauch and Giambi and Thames, Giambi is a 1B, usually a position reserved for the team’s worst fielder (and check out some of the other 1B over the years, it’s often not a list of Olerud-like glove whizzes), Knobby was good before his strange throwing syndrome and Thames was brought on as a 4th/5th OF for a platoon role. You’re reaching.

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

      Knoblauch could field like a mofo. He just couldn’t throw by the end.

      • Kostas

        Keith Olberman’s mother agrees. #HappyMothersDayMrs.Olberman

  • Cy Pettitte

    what, no bunt?

  • jack solo

    why is poada on the team? bring up montero and DH him. hes obviously not a good defensive catcher, his skill is hitting. look at mauer’s sad condition – the guy has knees of a 40 yr old. ownd.

    cashman is just dicking around with this montero situation, just like he dicked around during the lee negotiations. get it together you baldheaded fuck.

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

      The crack pipe.

      Put it down.

      • jack solo

        the more montero catches the more damage he does to his knees. its just not worth it. play him now, he will rake.

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

          That’s just logical!

          • jack solo

            i can say whatever i want

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

              Unfortunately, yes, you apparently can.

              • jack solo

                thank you

            • V

              So can I.

              Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.

    • Pat D

      White noise.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    In celebration of Robert Johnson’s 100th birthday, maybe Jorge should sell his soul to the devil to be able to hit again.

  • TMiller

    I would love to see the strike zone this ump has after the game.. It’s been consistent but he has called so many should-be strikes, balls for both teams..

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    I wish Cervelli would just stop dancing at the plate and just try to hit the ball.

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

      Eh, he’s a better dancer than hitter. Do what you’re good at.

  • CBean

    Ouch.

  • Hummingbird S.

    nice job by the ump keeping the runner from advancing

    • Pat D

      Yea, with his nuts.

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

    Bah, no breaks.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Cervelli I love you.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    From 3-0 Twins to 9-5 Sox? Come ON.

  • Esteban

    Yay more DPs!

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

    Bah, I’m sure Gardner was going to run on the very next pitch!

    • Pat D

      Do you also have Cuso’s mind reading abilities?

  • jetrer

    I would laugh if I wasn’t getting so pissed off by this defense.

  • Kit

    Sloppy game is making me sad.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Gameday had that first pitch almost down the middle

    • jetrer

      way to be alert Gardy. This is getting embarrassing

      • JohnnyC

        Nah, Brett was just challenging Borbon to run on his scatter arm.

  • Kostas

    Defensive clinic in Arlington today.

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

    Do the Yankees realize there’s a FUCKING BASEBALL GAME BEING PLAYED!!!!!!!

    • jetrer

      I think Jeter does. Not sure about anyone else.

      • Esteban

        Grandy’s looking pretty good.

    • Sheepmeister

      my guess is no. you should fly to arlington and have the scoreboard operator put it on the big screen to let them know.

  • Mickey Scheister

    This is one of the SLOPPIEST games…ever.

  • V

    1) This infield needs to spend a few hours on the field practicing. Awful.

    2) Brett Gardner is the biggest fucking tease on the planet. You are fast. You can steal second. You should start stealing second. Heck, steal on the first pitch every once in awhile. Steal on the second, steal on the third. I don’t care. Don’t wait until the 10th fucking pitch to go. Make him watch a few hours of Michael Bourn stealing bases for how it should be done.

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

    Meat.

  • Esteban

    Rangers with no fundamentals.

  • CBean

    Good to see we’re not the only ones being stupid today.

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

    So stupid on Andrus’ part.

    • mbonzo

      Wasn’t that Borbon?

      • Kit

        It was.

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

    The way the Yankees are playing today I don’t blame the Rangers for having the green light.

  • http://Www.or.ly JM

    And there we go the third infield hit just came in the next inning. How come the Yankees never seem to get this lucky, sans Jeter?

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

      How come the Yankees never seem to get this lucky,

      We do, you just don’t remember it.

      • http://Www.or.ly JM

        True. Plus I didn’t tune in until the bottom of the fifth I didn’t know about Jeter today. Maybe he’s really back?! Let me at least bask in this monster performance.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Lolz Borbon.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Arthur is a girl’s name.

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

    If the Yankees win this they need to do a prayer to Mo.

  • Joe

    Cervelli, earning his playing time by FINALLY making Rangers pay for what they (and the commentators for that matter) think are “GUTSY, HEADS UP” plays but in fact are stupid ones that are just being rewarded by the Yanks defense.

  • Kit

    Holy shit, Jeter!

  • Kevin G.

    head explodes

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    WTF!?!?!?!?!?!? R U KIDDIN

  • Pat D

    I’m afraid the world is going to end now.

  • mbonzo

    HOLY SHIT DJ IS MY HERO AGAIN

  • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

    someone pinch me

  • BigTimeBartolo

    OMG WHAT IS GOING ON!

    JETER!!!!

  • CBean

    HOLY CRAP! DEREK FUCKING JETER!!!!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    OMG JETER WITH TWO HOE RUNS!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Home runs, not hoe runs

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

        I believed it.

  • Esteban

    Two. Two homeruns today

    /The Count.

  • Sheepmeister

    WHAT!!!!!!!!!?!?!?!!?

  • jetrer

    I’m looking out my window now to see if any pigs are flying.

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

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHahahahahahahahahaHHAAHAHhahahaAHahaha

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

    I AIN’T DEAD YET, MUTHAFUCKA!!!!

  • wow

    juicin’. he’s juicin’

  • Cy Pettitte

    JETAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH

  • the tenth inning stretch

    WHAT JUST HAPPENED?!

  • Mickey Scheister

    FUCK YESSSSSS!

  • Alex S

    I don’t believe what I just saw

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    OMG JETER WITH TWO HOME RUNS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • IRF

    Jeter woke up this morning and it was 1999

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    HE GONE!

  • tom

    Thank god we DFA’d Jeter when we did.

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

    The home run cures all.

  • Across the pond

    Derek Jeter, go buy yourself a lotto ticket!

  • Kit

    This is my motherfuckin’ offense! More!

  • Joe

    Jeter making a late run for the HomeRun crown. Tommorow all of the analysts and blog writers come up with the reasons why THEY thought Jeter was breaking out of his slump.

    • the tenth inning stretch

      Wally Matthews: “I saw it in his eyes!”

  • Kostas

    I always loved Arthur Rhodes. He was one of the best assets the Yankees have.

  • Pat D

    Remember when this game was over in the first inning?

    • Kit

      Fun times. Fun times. Remember when CC was getting out-pitched by Bush?

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

        I can’t believe we’re winning a game where CC got so thoroughly outpitched by Dave Bush.

        It’s mind-bottling.

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

    Ah, Texas. Always with the lolz.

    Memo to the Lone Star State: Your ballparks are a joke.

  • jack solo

    calm down guys, the pitcher is just bad.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Back-to-back, belly-to-belly bombs!

  • Esteban

    Back to back and a belly to belly!!!

    This guy Granderson is so fucking good.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    GRANDY! Hahahaha Arthur Rhodes blows

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Well there’s no way he shuts us down two days in a row

  • Dr. O

    Realizing they will likely not find any enjoyment in today’s game now, the anti-Jeter kids head outside to burn American flags and shoot kittens.

  • mbonzo

    Jeter hitting .281

  • MikeD

    Ahh, the sound of “Yankees suck, Yankees suck,” coming from the crowd. Always a good sign. Music to my ears.

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

    IS THIS REAL LIFE?

    • The Big City of Dreams

      It’s inception.

  • Kostas

    It it me or does Arthur Rhodes look like Eric La Salle (Let your Soul Glo’)

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

      A fat, bloated Eriq La Salle, maybe.

      (Note: Never leave out the “q”. It’s what take’s Eriq La Salle’s already epic name totally over the top into top-100 names of all time class.)

  • Jack Klompus

    Our old friend Arthur Rhodes back to hand more games over to the Yankees.

  • Pat D

    And of course the Texas idiots have to break out with a Yankees Suck chant.

  • MikeD

    Yes, HRs are a sign of bad things.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    I wish Grandy got that bunt down.

  • Esteban

    Two many homers!

  • Jack Klompus

    He’s had a tight strike zone all day and he calls that shit? What a joke.

  • Dino Velvet

    juiced ball

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Ump is a joke. Whatever though. JETER!!!! AHHH

  • IRF

    Ump is suddenly looking to get the hell out of here

  • http://Www.or.ly JM

    I want to see the looks on ALL the Jeter and Grandy haters’ faces right now.

    • V

      How many Granderson haters are there?

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

        There’s a smattering. They blather on and on about how great Coke, IPK, and Jackson are doing (present evidence be damned).

      • Kit

        You’d be really surprised. Also, as a random aside, since I’ve been observing user names today, is yours any reference to one of my favorite graphic novels ever?

    • Rookie

      I’m as skeptical about Jeter’s ability to deliver this year and the next two as anyone. And I think he’s done a terrible job as captain — placing his personal rivalry with ARod ahead of the team’s best interests while claiming to be a team player, thus making him a blatant hypocrite, too.

      But there’s a look of pleasure on my face. This makes three games in a row that Jeter has shown me things that I didn’t think he would ever show me again.

      Here’s hoping Jeter can make me eat my words and make me smile by managing an OPS with an 8 as the first number for the year and a WAR of 3 or more this year and in the years he turns 38 and 39. If not, the Yankees could have a serious impediment to winning in their lineup.

      By the way, here’s why I don’t think he will:
      \http://www.fangraphs.com/graphswd.aspx?teamid=0&pos=SS&season=2011&season1=1901&grid=100

      Prove me wrong, Jete. Prove me wrong.

  • jetrer

    Anyone notice that this thread loads a lot slower when Jeter homers.

    • Joe

      We’d have to go all the way back to last August to confirm that stat so it’s hard to tell.

      • Rookie

        Like Jackie Mason says, Joe, it’s only funny because it’s true.

  • Cy Pettitte

    3-4-5 fucking suck

  • wow

    Rangers’ commentators LOVE the double play…

  • Hummingbird S.

    Cano desperately needs a day off…

    At least we now have the lead and Jeets look great!

  • Hughesus Christo

    Courtesy of the New York Yankees, you have been invited to tell Derek Jeter how his ass tastes.

    Sunday, May 15, 2011 at Yankee Stadium.

    Ages 21 and up, BYOB

  • jack solo

    DINGERS are so fun to watch.

  • Alex S

    Did This guy just screw up GBA?

  • Joe

    Now Jeter batting 281 w/ 2 homers for the year. Answer this question. If Jeter came in today with that line, would everybody still be saying he’s having a terrible year?

    • wow

      there’s no way “Slight Regression” can be made into a catchy Post article headline so, no.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Obviously no, but you’re clearly ignoring the fact that Jeter’s average went up almost 30 points today. I won’t argue though.

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

      On the surface no, but I like to think people here are a bit more analytical. Process is more important than results. If he had come into the game as he had, and then went 5-for-5 in each of the next three games with multiple homers, I think people would still be concerned, although less concerned.

      Bear in mind, last year wasn’t pretty (for Jeter) and while that may not note a huge sample size, a few hot games says even less.

    • Rookie

      Based on today’s line, would everybody still be saying that Jeter’s having a terrible year?

      I don’t know about everybody. But with the season now 20% over, and Jeter managing an OPS of only .680 (worse than last year’s .710 when FanGraphs said his performance was worth $9.8 million) with no stolen bases and twice being caught stealing, relative to the $18 million per year he’s being paid (including the buyout of $3 million for his age 40 season), I think the word sucktastic comes to mind.

      However, in the last three games, he’s looked like he’s found the fountain of youth and it’s 2009 all over again when FanGraphs said he delivered a WAR of 7.1 and $32 million worth of value.

      All he’s got to do to shut me up and have me admit that I’m wrong is deliver an OPS with an 8 as the first digit and a WAR of at least 3. And I hope he does both — because nothing would please me more (aside from him having a monstrously great post season and almost singlehandedly carrying the team to another World Series title, of course).

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    I only spotted one hot chick.

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

      ? What are you referring to?

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

        Who cares. Do you ever need an excuse to try and spot hot chicks?

        • http://riveraveblues.com/2010/02/2010-preseason-top-30-prospects-21281/#comment-779224 LET SBGL BACK ON BRACKMAN’S DEBUT

          +1

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

          True. It’s funny, when I went to Texas on business, I found there were very few average chicks but either massively obese and pretty homely or gorgeous. I found it odd there wasn’t much in between.

          • Rookie

            I noticed the exact same thing, JMK. By the way, I think that’s mostly true of the South in general. And I have my theories about why that’s true.

        • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

          Thisss.

  • CBean

    Where is Joba?

  • Cy Pettitte

    Tampa Bays bullpen all together is probably payed less than Soriano and they’ve been putting up ridiculous #’s

    • Cy Pettitte

      paid*
      /moron

    • JohnnyC

      It’s May 8th. We’ll see what their pen looks like in August. Maddon’s not known for his bullpen management.

    • mbonzo

      Are you saying the Yankees should have signed Farnsworth?

      But seriously, the pitchers are playing behind probably the best defense in baseball and have been incredibly lucky.

      • Cy Pettitte

        no, lol, I just find it funny

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

    who knew that hanley ramirez was playing SS for the yanks today

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

      Heh, Hanley’s been worse than Jeter this yar.

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

      Don’t look now but Hanley’s been pretty awful this year and Derek has now exceeded his home run total.

  • Dino Velvet

    Jeter find fountain of youth in Arlington

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

      Meh, everybody (offensively) finds the fountain of youth in this clown car of a ballpark.

  • Dino Velvet

    Keep the pink bat and paint it over

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

    Kill them all, Joba.

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

    I think we might see a sub-.500 playoff team come from the AL Central in 2011.

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

      Meh, not that bad, but somebody (the Indians) will probably take the Central with, say, 85 wins or so.

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

        If the Indians make the playoffs I will vomit in my mouth. Heck, if the Indians break .500 I’ll go insane. Same with the Royals.

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

          I actually like the Royals; their generation of suckitude has me rooting for them to actually be good again.

          I’m with you on the Indians, though; they’re in my Triumvirate of Hate (with Boston and Atlanta).

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

            Not even going to ask about the hate there.
            But reasonably, isn’t possible at this point that no team breaks 81 wins? The supposed winners (CHW, MIN, and possibly DET) have been disgustingly terrible. The division leaders, meanwhile, are on an unsustainable pace. It’s a loser’s scrap heap.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    2011 Carl Crawford: 1 HR
    2011 Derek Jeter: 2 HRs

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      pwn3ed

  • Kit

    Alright Joba. Keep them where they are.

  • Cy Pettitte

    not this time Michael Young.

  • Xstar7

    Phew, that Michael Young fly ball scared the shit out of me.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    You know what would be perfect right now? A Texas GIDP, let them see how it feels

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

    The Grandyman can.

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

    Don’t worry about the runner, that run means nothing.

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

    oh noes, cervelli is hurt… oh well

  • Sheepmeister

    I hate Cervelli. Bring back Gus

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Yes!!!!! Put in Martin.

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

    Both that SB and that WP are totally on Joba (and Andrus’s speed), not Cervelli.

    Simmer down, Cervy-haters.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Nevermind about that. It would be great if we could actually hold runners at first.

    I’m just praying the Bullpen can hang on. We can’t squander a 2 HR game by Jeter

  • mbonzo

    Cervelli has to call the pitcher to check the runner more.

  • Cy Pettitte

    come on Blobba

  • CBean

    Come on Joba, just get through this.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    What the hell is that. This ump is a joke, he gives Beltre time as Joba is winding up…

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

    Oh, Joba, I’ve missed that nasty slider oh so much. Glad to have you back, friend.

  • JohnnyC

    That slider should be over the plate not way outside if he wants the batter to bite. He could almost bounce it if it’s over the plate.

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

    Oh, ARod.

    FAIL

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    AWE-SOMEEE

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

    what the hell was he thinking

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

    What. The. Fuck.

  • CBean

    what the fucking fuck

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Really, A-Rod?

  • Cy Pettitte

    ARod is a fucking moron, you’re killing us today. Put in Pena

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

      Lol.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    OMG. NO MORE ERRORS

  • Pat D

    Not getting a happy feeling right now.

  • V

    Ri. Dic. U. Lous.

  • mbonzo

    Jeter should give everyone a spanking after this game.

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

    Brutal, another mental mistake on defense. If you throw the ball away, fine. But A-Rod knows better.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Joining the game now and I am shocked. Shocked I tell you!

    Well you know Susan…

    /YCPB

    Happy for Jeter. Dude rocks in pink.

    ARod playing like Nunez out there and Ranger announcers referred to CC standing for Captain Crunch. Ouch.

  • Kostas

    Defense…… Yanks are the best.

  • Kit

    You’re killing me, Alex. I love you, but you’re killing me.

  • jetrer

    Love the defense today. Lets see how many extra outs and extra bases we can give them and still win.

  • Xstar7

    What the fuck A-Rod? What’s even weirder is that they scored it as a clean base hit.

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

      What else can you call that? ARod fielded in cleanly and threw it cleanly. The official scorer is kind of bound by established precedent there.

      • Xstar7

        It wasn’t a physical error but it was a mental error. He should have at least gotten the out at first base.

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

          I agree, but they generally don’t give errors for mental errors. He needed to have made an obvious physical error for the scorer to rule it anything other than an infield hit.

        • Pasqua

          Can you imagine if official scoring was allowed to account for mental errors? Holy shit.

      • MikeD

        It wasn’t really clean. He double-clutched, then hesitated before going home. They could score it a fielder’s choice and not give a hit. Happened just last week when Jeter hit a ball to SS and the runner (I think it was Gardner) moved to third. Gardner made it, but they didn’t score a hit for Jeter.

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

          True, I guess FC could be an alternative.

          • MikeD

            I believe I asked the same question on Jeter’s ball last week. I think I was trying to figure out any which way for Jeter to be given credit for a hit, even when he made a legit out. Fortunately, he seems to be finding his own ways to get hits.

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

    CC and Joba have pitched quite well today. Too bad the rest of the team is actively hurting their quest to generate outs.

    • A-Rod’s Wingman

      Ehh…CC was off in the first, if the zone wasn’t as tight as a frog’s asshole he probably only allows one run, though.

  • Joe

    The Yankees and Rangers showing how to play HEADS UP, Fundamentally strong, gutsy, doing the little things baseball.

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

    Words cannot describe how utterly disgusted I am with this game today. Win or lose I honestly don’t give a shit. Fuck this game.

    • Joe

      What? This is an instant Yankees Classic. One of those games when the starter shows great COMPOSURE and GUTS to get through a game after not having his best stuff. Yanks BATTLE back with GRITTY and SCRAPPY at bats. There’s a SEE-SAW Affair. All with a PASSION FOR THE GAME demonstrated by Cervelli’s and Joba’s combined fist pumps.

  • JohnnyC

    Ball travels well in this shitty field…too well.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    That fly by Napoli was scary

  • MikeD

    How the hell was that a single? Kay was crying that the ball A-Rod scorched to third should have been ruled an error, but when A-Rod can get an out at home or at first base and they give the guy a hit, he says nothing?

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Fuck it, no one gets rest tomorrow. Everyone reports at 8 am to work on defensive drills THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN FUCKING TAKEN CARE OF IN MARCH

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      You should have been taken care of in March. Check, and mate.

      • BigTimeBartolo

        so witty and clever

    • jack solo

      they were too busy building mansions

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

    Nice joba, Joba.

  • Cy Pettitte

    worst part about this inning? I have to watch Soria(oh)no pitch next inning.

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    Spotty inning. Offense needs to Soriano proof this thing, though.

  • Esteban

    Grunted, farted, and fist pumped his way out of it

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

    Oh how I’ve missed you, fist pump.

    • MikeD

      He still looks as stocic as Mariano compared to the antics of Detroit’s closer.

  • CBean

    Some more runs please, Yankees!

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

      Seriously, Soriano-proof this mother.

      • jetrer

        how many runs is Soriano proof?

      • CBean

        I really wouldn’t mind some HRs now if that’s the only way we can score.

      • MikeD

        Wish granted.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    A justified fist pump by Joba, he deserves an actual major league caliber defense

    • jetrer

      the wild pitch and stolen base are on him

  • JohnnyC

    Rangers need to get knocked down a peg or two. Make it to a WS once in your franchise’s lifetime and they think they’re a team of Hall of Famers who just invented winning baseball.

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

      (makes claw and antler motion like it’s something cool to do)

  • Xstar7

    Even if they don’t win today, Derek Jeter is without a doubt the player of the game.

  • Kit

    Ejection time.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    zOMGLOLz

  • Esteban

    Wow Swisher took FOREVER getting down the line.

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

    This game is just ridiculous.

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

      It’s ri-DQ-lous.

      #productplacement

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Lulz, a little karma there is nice.

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

    Hooray for lucky breaks.

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

    What a circus. I want YES replaying this Yankees Classic twice a week.

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

    what an odd play

  • Kit

    Haha…this game is awesome.

  • Pat D

    Wow, they were so afraid of stepping on each other, they both came up short of the base!

    Robot umps!! More replay!!!!

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    It’s okay guys…double play.

  • MikeD

    I think he beat it. Looks like he dragged his toe across the edge of the bag.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I’m surprised Ron Washington didn’t get thrown out.

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

    dont fucking bunt

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

    Here comes the bunt!

  • Xstar7

    Oh god, here comes the bunt.

    • Xstar7

      Never mind

  • http://Www.or.ly JM

    Yay breaks! That’s what Texas gets for all of those dribblers! I noticed that break, TSJC.

  • mbonzo

    Here comes the bunt. Seriously Gardner is hitting like .400 lately, STOP IT. He’s not gonna hit into a DP.

    • mbonzo

      SURPRISE!

  • BigTimeBartolo

    These TBS announcers are hilarious, they called Brett Gardner a good bunter

  • wow

    that’s a disaster of a segment.

  • Kit

    Beautiful! Good job not bunting, Joe.

  • Cy Pettitte

    NO BUNT WORKED? who would have thought.

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

    haha that was badass

    now you see why you dont bunt

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

    YAY NO BUNT!!!!!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Best bunt EVER!!!!

  • jetrer

    Thank you for not bunting

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

    No bunt! A hit! It’s a Mother’s Day miracle!!!

  • IRF

    Well look at that, the Yankees don’t bunt, and good things happen.

  • Pat D

    I can’t believe that Gardner didn’t bunt!

    And that’s why!!!

  • CBean

    Cervelli, a strikeout is better than a GIDP!

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

    No Martin because…?

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

      He’s getting the day off.

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

      People in baseball decided 50 years ago that it made sense not to ever burn through the second catcher no matter what.

  • Across the pond

    So Cone will bunt Gardner but let Cervelli hit??

    Has he confused the two of them as hitters?

  • alittleblackegg

    I will be okay if Gardy’s pitches per plate appearance goes down if he gets more crisp hits like that.

  • ArchStanton

    No pinch hitter here?

  • JohnnyC

    Grand Slam?

  • mbonzo

    Good time for Cervelli’s 2nd homerun.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Cervelli with the bases loaded, doesn’t exactly inspire the most confidence

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

    Time for some classic Cervelli seeing-eye-single magic.

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

      Is there any other kind of Cervelli magic?

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

        GRAND SLAM KINDA MAGIC, BABY

      • http://twitter.com/karcotte kmarx

        Yes indeed there are.

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

    bunt?

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

    Kay with the obvious analysis

  • mbonzo

    Nice at bat from Cervelli

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

    No way.

  • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

    LMAO

  • mbonzo

    WTF! CERVELLI!?!?!

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

    MAMAS HUEVOS!

  • CBean

    HOLY FUCKING HELL. WHAT JUST HAPPENED?

  • Pat D

    HOLY FUCKING SHIT!!!!!

  • Kit

    GRAND SLAM BY CERVELLI? THIS GAME IS AMAZING.

  • ArchStanton

    I don’t believe it! Dead center!

  • JohnnyC

    I called it!

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    Soriano Proofed.

  • alittleblackegg

    … OK.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    OMG OMG OMG OMG

    hahahahahaha

    This is fucking ridiculous

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

    Oh my God.

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

      Arlington, baby.

  • jetrer

    WTF is happenning today?!!?

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Cervellislam!!!!!!

  • the tenth inning stretch

    WHAT IS GOING ON?!

  • wow

    does this mean he will play in more games now???

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Alright. I’m going to hang myself so that Cervelli’s grand slam is the last thing I ever see.

  • Esteban

    HOLY WHAT THE FUCK DOGS LIVING WITH CATS UP IS DOWN BIZARRO WORLD TODAY

    Cervelli!!

  • Marcus

    LOL, has the world gone mad???

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

    I am now in tears

  • Across the pond

    Hahahahahahahah

  • IRF

    And Buddy Carlyle is going wild!

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

    now who had cervelli and jeter on their fantasy teams???

    • MikeD

      Someone is last place until today?

  • http://Www.or.ly JM

    Ugh huh… Yay Cervelli?!?! I would also love to see the faces of the Cervelli haters right now, as it would probably be similar to mine.

  • Greg Golson’s Laser Rocket Arm

    OMG, WTF is going on!!!!!???????????

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

    Francisco Cervelli has broken the internets.

    • Monteroisdinero

      Bush sense of humor.

  • Rey22

    Wow, raise your hand if you had that happening.

  • Cuso

    I think we can all agree that Jeter finally caved and resorted to PEDs. Apparently, he & Cervelli are sharing the needle.

  • Esteban

    Toomanyhomers

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

    ARLINGTON, BABY!!!!!

  • Pat D

    Loving this game.

  • wow

    that darn jet stream.

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

    Wish this happened last fall…

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

    Wah wah wah, too many homers.

  • Kit

    Tex message!

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Texas message

      • Kit

        This too.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Today’s game is fucking amazing. Homeruns for everyone!

  • MikeD

    Man, these rally-killing HRs. Stop it now.

  • jetrer

    That was a little bit of a cheapo HR. I’ll take it though.

  • Xstar7

    Holy fucking crap. This is revenge for the ALCS mutherfuckers.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    PINK BAT MAGIC!!!!!!

  • mbonzo

    Fuck you Texas.

    Sincerely,
    The best team in the playoff last year.

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

    Dear Mom:

    Happy Mother’s Day.

    Sincerely,
    Cody Eppley

    • Francis

      This made me laugh.

  • IRF

    I propose a new Yankee Stadium. It shall be called the Ballpark at Camden. The Yankees will hit 5,000 home runs.

  • Joe

    Why does today have to be a walk day? Arlington is obviously curing all of the Yanks ills right now on offense.

    • CBean

      though our last couple blow-out games, we haven’t been able to hit the day after, so maybe a day off is a good thing.

  • MikeD

    Every time I see that Gretzky ad, I keep thinking the guy in the green vest is Joba, but he’s too thin.

  • tom

    I hasten to inform everyone that, because 9 of these runs scored on home runs, they don’t count and therefore Texas is leading 5-3.

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

      SON OF A BITCH TOM IS RIGHT!!!!!

      (re-assumes kneeling loser pose)

  • mbonzo

    Yankees just love their mothers so much more than Texas.

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

      Alex certainly loves a lot of mothers.

      (They’re in his age demographic.)

  • Esteban

    Ok this is too much now. Cano actually walked

  • jetrer

    Cano walked! Now I’ve seen everything today.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Robbie takes a walk for shits and giggles

  • Epy0n

    Wow what a game and enjoyment to watch.

  • Esteban

    Ridiculous catch holy shit Beltre

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Wow nice play by Beltre gotta say

  • Kit

    Settle down, Kay.

  • JohnnyC

    I predict Beltre will lose interest at some point during the season and remain that way for the rest of his contract.

  • IRF

    This game is over, unless of course Soriano pitches

  • MikeD

    I think Alison Jenkins has already graduated high school since this commercial debuted.

  • Joe

    Just to answer a question posed several times earlier.

    Q: Why is Martin not in there today, or why didn’t he pinch-hit for Cervy in that last at-bat.

    A: Joe’s binder hinted at how Cervelli’s APPROACH was perfect against a guy like Eppler (Just called up by the way), and that he was DUE for a HR in that situation. The numbers say it all.

    GREAT MANAGING BY GIRARDI! NEVER DOUBTED YE!

  • Xstar7

    Soriano can’t fuck things up now can he?

  • Esteban

    Who’s gonna be Soriano’s required base runner this inning?

    • Esteban

      Anyone who had Gentry wins the prize!

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Not even Soriano could loose us this game…im pretty sure at least

  • http://jerklecirque.tumblr.com Brendan

    I hadn’t put too much stock in the May 21st doomsday preachers but after a game featuring two homers from Jeter and a Cervelli grand slam, I’m convinced. It’s all over.

  • Kit

    Random as shit, Torrealba.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Hahaha why did Torrealba get ejected?

    • Kit

      Apparently said something to the first base ump as he was passing by.

  • mbonzo

    If you ask me, its totally inappropriate to throw a player out if they are heading back to the dugout and not showing you up.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Soriano can’t even pitch a 1-2-3 in a 12-5 game…sheesh

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Lulz, it’s impossible for Soriano to have a clean inning

  • IRF

    Soriano has to ruin all the fun with 86 MPH meatballs

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      It’s 86 MPH heat ;)

  • MikeD

    I disagree with Cone. It’s possible that Swisher touched the bag with his right foot dragging the edge of the bag (I think he did), but there is no doubt that the runner still hasn’t touched the bag.

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

    Why is Soriano throwing 86mph?

    • Esteban

      Are the guns off?

      • IRF

        Nope. Pitch F/x had him throwing several 86 MPH cutters

    • MikeD

      The cold weather?

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Oh man, Andrus GIDPs. This doesn’t get much better

  • Joe

    Today’s a game that fathers will use to tell bedtime stories to their children about in the future. They recount how on an improbable bad CC start with laughable defense, DJ hit two homers and Cervelli hit a Grand Slam. It’ll sound like a fairy tale but it will be true!

    • Pat D

      I’m actually convinced that this is all a dream and we’ve all be incepted.

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

        Haha +1

      • MikeD

        A two-HR game from Jeter followed by a grand slam by Cerveliie would require an inception of at least four levels. Impossible. It must be real.

        Just noticed my carpet was made with a different material.

        • Pat D

          Hahahahahahaahahaha.

  • Esteban

    Cervelli’s a bum. Follows up his GS with a weak groundout.

    • Joe

      He was actually “moving the runner into scoring position”. Smart play. Playing to the situation, I’d say.

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

    Let’s make it a 3HR game, Jeets. Just for emphasis.

  • MikeD

    A three-HR game would be exciting.

    /greedy

  • Monteroisdinero

    And now for Derek’s 3rd HR of the game for all you Mothers!

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Gardner has been awesome lately, good to see him turn things around

  • MikeD

    The most amazing thing about this game was a conversation about WAR, and references to FanGraphs and Baseball Reference from Cone. They haven’t been mentioned since Cone was with the Yankees in 2009. I think Kay was about to fall over.

    • Rookie

      MikeD, Couldn’t watch the game. Might I ask you who/what they were talking about when they referenced WAR, FanGraphs, and Baseball Reference? Just curious. Per that awesome RAB shirt, it sounds like they skipped the stage of evolution where they go from batting average to OPS and when straight to WAR. Amazing.

      Sounds like more Bizarro World/parallel dimension stuff to me.

      Thanks in advance.

      • Monteroisdinero

        Cone did all the talking and it was in reference to Granderson being #11 in WAR in baseball. Cone is great. Kay’s comment was something along the lines of “I know alot of people follow WAR”

      • MikeD

        As Monteroisdinero noted, it was Cone who did all the talking while Kay was silent. My guess is Kay and the YES producers really don’t support talking about WAR because they believe it’s too complicated for a segment of the audience, yet perhaps one condition they (YES) relented on when Cone returned was to allow him to talk about some of the more advanced statistics. Maybe I’m wrong and they are encouraging it in small doses knowing that a growing base of viewers are faimilar with the more advanced stats.

        Kay comes from from a school of thought where things need to be dumbed down. It’s not even an age thing. Kay if about 50, but all the original members of the sabermetric crowd are all in his age range, around 40-50 (I’m one of them myself), since they were followers of Bill James, whose work dates back to the late 1970s and started hitting the best-seller lists in the 1980s. With events such as Felix Hernandez beating out a more traditional (and Yankee)candidate in CC for the Cy Young Award, maybe they’ve come to a conclusion that we’ve hit a tipping point and mentioning WAR, ERA+ and other stats is okay. They don’t want to ignore a segment of their audience, and maybe they can help educate other parts of the audience.

        Or maybe Cone just decided to throw it out there without any approval prior!

  • BigTimeBartolo

    4 for 6 is pretty good i guess…

    i kid of course

  • Esteban

    CC gutted out a win today, showing why W/L record is THE most important pitching stat.

  • Xstar7

    Fucking Elvis Andrus and his cheap base hits. Oh well, doesn’t really matter anymore.

  • JohnnyC

    It’s amazing. Andrus is so prococious. Already hits at 23 like Jeter does at 37. Yeah, he’s got old man skills with the bat.

  • jetrer

    Where are these strikes of which Kay speaks?

  • baravelli

    Just out of curiosity: If a run scores that would not have scored had it not been for a defensive indifference, is it earned?

    • jetrer

      yes

  • Kit

    My mom (a Mets fan) just walked past my door and declared “The Mets lost and the Yankees won. All is right with the world.”

    • MikeD

      Mom’s are smart, even if they are ocassionally misguided in their choice of teams.

    • Rookie

      Shame on you, Kit. This is Mother’s Day — one of two days each year (the other is her birthday) when we should want our mothers’ teams to be successful whether ours are or not.

      • Kit

        I have no ill will towards the Mets. They suck all on their own, I have nothing to do with that.

  • Esteban

    Cervelli fist pump!

  • Pat D

    A series win is a series win.

    Man, thank god they played all 9 innings.

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

    great game, great win, great mother’s day

  • Monteroisdinero

    We need a phrase to describe this game. 2HR’s for Derek/Grand Slam by Cervelli/4 errors/a single by Posada…

    The Texas _______ Massacre.

    Fill in the blank.

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    Well the fans in the Metroplex will have to be satisfied with a Western Conference Finals Appearance today. I was rooting for Kobe to get his sixth rock and the Lakers to pass the Celtics (mainly out of Celtic hatred) but seeing David Stern hand Mark Cuban the rock as the last memory of the NBA before a lockout would be pretty awesome.

  • Steve V

    My 25 year old son and I are big fans of the Yankees and this website. We made our annual trek to Arlington (from Houston) and there were so many times during this game we just shook our heads in disbelief. It was a great 3-game series to watch!