Game 32: A win would be pretty cool


(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


  1. Will F. says:

    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 says:

      Day game after a night game?

    • 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.


      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 says:

        Your logic is too logical. I’m confused.

        • 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 says:

            Now I get it!

            Teh grit!!!

          • Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin' muthafucka, muthafucka) says:

            And have you seen his eyes? Sexy…

          • JohnnyC says:

            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 says:

      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

  2. Pat D says:

    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.”

  3. dkidd says:

    i like granderson batting second

    keep winning serieseseses!

  4. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    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) says:

      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 says:

      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.

    • Cy Pettitte says:

      I wouldn’t doubt that with Pavano

  5. Kiersten says:

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

    • Jose the Satirist says:

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

      • Kiersten says:

        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 says:

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

      • Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin' muthafucka, muthafucka) says:

        Plus all the sunshine and blond women get really annoying.

        • Kit says:

          Random of me, but your user name is enjoyable.

          • Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin' muthafucka, muthafucka) says:

            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.

  6. Pat D says:

    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?

  7. Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin' muthafucka, muthafucka) says:

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

  8. Cy Pettitte says:

    how the fuck did Napoli do that?

  9. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Wow nice job, Tex. Asshole.

  10. A-Rod's Wingman says:

    These TBS guys are pretty stupid.

  11. Esteban says:

    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.

  12. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Fucking weak. Game over.

  13. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  14. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Alex needs to use a pink bat.

  15. BigTimeBartolo says:

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

  16. Pat D says:

    So much for computers helping things, huh, ARod?

  17. JohnnyC says:

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

  18. mbonzo says:

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

  19. Dr. O says:



      • Pat D says:

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

  20. htu says:

    Pathetic. No other way to describe it.

  21. 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


  22. Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin' muthafucka, muthafucka) says:

    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.

  23. first time lawng time says:

    Seems like Arod does nothing but popup.

  24. BigTimeBartolo says:

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

  25. htu says:

    Way to start the game Alex.

  26. CBean says:

    Gah. Baseball stop frustrating me!

  27. 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.

  28. Pat D says:

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

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

    • Xstar7 says:

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

      • They are the ultimate bandwagon team along with the Celtics

        • Xstar7 says:

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

        • Marcus says:

          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 says:

        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 says:

          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 says:

            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.

            • 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.

  29. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  30. first time lawng time says:

    Throw a strike dummie

  31. JohnnyC says:

    Obviously Michael Young is the greatest player on earth.

  32. Pat D says:

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

    He is not underrated.

  33. first time lawng time says:

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

  34. Cy Pettitte says:

    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.

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

  36. Kostas says:

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

  37. first time lawng time says:

    Dbag behind plate won’t call a strike.

  38. A-Rod's Wingman says:

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

  39. Kostas says:

    20 pitches only 8 strikes

  40. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  41. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Great D.

  42. Kostas says:

    Fuck this team is so annoying right now…..

  43. Pat D says:

    Strikes and defense, boys.

    Strikes and defense.

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

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

  45. BigTimeBartolo says:

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

  46. Jack Klompus says:

    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.

  47. Pat D says:

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

  48. BigTimeBartolo says:

    Also nice job Gardner that probably cost us another run

  49. Esteban says:

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

    • The209 says:


      * his 1st error this year

      * best defensive LF in the AL last yr

      * 2nd-most assists for LF last year

  50. BavarianYankee says:

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

  51. IRF says:

    Does CC hate mothers or something?

  52. BigTimeBartolo says:

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

  53. htu says:

    Nice throw Gardner. Terrific inning

  54. dennis says:

    7 shutout innings from bush u know its coming.

  55. Kostas says:

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

  56. James A says:

    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 says:

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

  57. Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin' muthafucka, muthafucka) says:

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

  58. klingy94 says:

    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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  59. mbonzo says:

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

  60. first time lawng time says:

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

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

  61. klingy94 says:

    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!

  62. James A says:

    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 says:

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

      Regardless of teams/pitchers involved.

  63. Kit says:

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

  64. CBean says:

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

  65. Kostas says:

    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.

  66. klingy94 says:

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

  67. wow says:

    just wow

  68. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    This is the Bush era!!!


  69. BigTimeBartolo says:

    This is pathetic

  70. Kostas says:

    So that was an inning of good AB’s.

  71. first time lawng time says:

    Dave Bush is pitching well.

  72. A-Rod's Wingman says:

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

  73. htu says:

    Posada 0 for his last 13. Enough.

  74. Cy Pettitte says:

    CC’s strike zone seems microscopic

    • Hummingbird S. says:

      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..

  75. Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin' muthafucka, muthafucka) says:

    I want to beat this umpire in the face.

    With my shit.

  76. BigTimeBartolo says:

    CC throw strikes please

  77. Tarik says:

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

  78. mbonzo says:

    Nice throw by Cervelli

  79. A-Rod's Wingman says:

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

    • Tarik says:

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

      • Joe says:

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

    • Esteban says:

      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.

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

        An Amalgam of All These Crazy Commenters

        • Esteban says:

          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 says:

          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.

          • Mike Axisa says:

            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 says:

              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 says:

        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.

  80. Kostas says:

    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.

  81. first time lawng time says:

    Dbag gotta f himself.

  82. Hummingbird S. says:

    no command at all from CC..

  83. JohnnyC says:

    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!

  84. first time lawng time says:

    Where’s the claw and antlers crap?

  85. Esteban says:

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

  86. BigTimeBartolo says:

    Of course. 2 out hits

  87. klingy94 says:

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

    • Esteban says:

      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!

  88. Kostas says:

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

  89. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    *rangers run over and give ump a bj*

  90. BigTimeBartolo says:

    Also fuck you Elvis Andrus.

  91. Pat D says:

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

  92. Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin' muthafucka, muthafucka) says:

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

  93. mbonzo says:

    Lets get on the board!

  94. Kostas says:

    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….

  95. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

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

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

  97. Pat D says:

    I think Cervelli should bunt here.

  98. Kostas says:

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

  99. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    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) says:

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

  100. first time lawng time says:

    I really hate Girardi.

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

  101. JohnnyC says:

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

  102. Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin' muthafucka, muthafucka) says:

    Pleeeeease no double play PLEASE!

  103. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

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

  104. Esteban says:

    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.

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

    (tips cap to both parties involved)

  106. mbonzo says:

    Derek Jeter looks like Derek Jeter.

  107. CBean says:

    WOOHOO not dead yet!

  108. BigTimeBartolo says:

    Jeter getting some help from the BABIP gods

  109. Greg Golson's Laser Rocket Arm says:

    Wow, Jeter is looking….good

  110. Esteban says:

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

  111. Cy Pettitte says:

    Jeter is back in my good graces

  112. first time lawng time says:

    “another hit for Jeter!”

    welcome to- the twighlight zone!

  113. Kostas says:

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

  114. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

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

  115. Jose the Satirist says:

    Cone is the man. Giving the WAR shoutout.

  116. Kit says:

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

  117. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Coney with the WAR reference.

  118. Esteban says:

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

  119. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Grandy for MVP

  120. BigTimeBartolo says:

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


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

  123. Jack Klompus says:

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

  124. A-Rod's Wingman says:

    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.

  125. Pat D says:

    Wow, risky, Curtis.

  126. IRF says:

    Wow that looked gone off the bat

  127. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:


  128. BigTimeBartolo says:

    Grandy……that was almost very bad

  129. Kostas says:

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

  130. A-Rod's Wingman says:


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

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

  131. Kostas says:

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

  132. Cy Pettitte says:

    wow, not cool.

  133. mbonzo says:

    Oh shit.

  134. IRF says:

    Classy Texas fans

  135. BigTimeBartolo says:


  136. Bush’s Baked Beans

  137. Pat D says:

    Classy fucking Texans.

    Fuck you, people of Texas.

  138. first time lawng time says:

    Rub some dirt on it. Be a man!

    On a serious note…clear the benches!!!

  139. Kit says:

    Please be okay, Alex.

  140. jack solo says:

    please waive posada hes done

  141. Hummingbird S. says:

    Pathetic AB by Cano…

  142. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Grat AB by Cano

  143. Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin' muthafucka, muthafucka) says:

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

  144. BigTimeBartolo says:

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

  145. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    First pitch swinging. How unpredictable, Suzyn.

  146. Kostas says:

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

    • Esteban says:

      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.

  147. Cy Pettitte says:

    this game should be like 15-4

  148. mbonzo says:


  149. JohnnyC says:

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

  150. IRF says:

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

  151. Greg Golson's Laser Rocket Arm says:

    Dang, Cano just like Teix in the first

  152. CBean says:

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

  153. first time lawng time says:

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

  154. jetrer says:

    horrible AB Swish

  155. BigTimeBartolo says:


    Swisher and Cano. WTF

  156. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  157. Pat D says:


  158. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  159. Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin' muthafucka, muthafucka) says:

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

  160. JohnnyC says:

    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.

  161. Kostas says:

    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

  162. Jack Klompus says:

    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.

  163. first time lawng time says:

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

  164. You think Kim Jones would have put on some makeup…

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

  166. first time lawng time says:

    Aww hopefully Swisher’s mom gets better.

  167. mbonzo says:

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

  168. That was a nice play

  169. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    CC cruising

  170. CBean says:

    Finally, a 1-2-3 for CC!

  171. Kit says:

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

  172. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  173. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Jorge retire now kthanksbye

  174. Pat D says:

    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.

  175. nsalem says:

    kevin brown sucks

  176. Cuso says:

    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 says:

      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.

    • 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 says:

      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

  177. jack solo says:

    please waive posada

  178. first time lawng time says:

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

  179. jetrer says:

    Still, how much longer can you stick with Posada?

  180. Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin' muthafucka, muthafucka) says:

    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.

  181. Cy Pettitte says:

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

    • A-Rod's Wingman says:

      He’s doing it just to spite the Yankees.

    • JohnnyC says:

      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.

  182. A-Rod's Wingman says:

    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.


  183. first time lawng time says:

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

    • Kit says:

      Because he’s not a bad manager?

      • A-Rod's Wingman says:

        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 says:

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

          • A-Rod's Wingman says:

            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 says:

              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.

              • 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 says:

                  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 says:

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

        • Kit says:

          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 says:

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

      • first time lawng time says:

        Idk TBs. I just think Girardi is not good.

        I would be very pleased if he was fired.

    • JohnnyC says:

      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.

  184. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Cano, you fuckhead.

  185. jetrer says:

    Why can’t Cano catch throws anymore.

  186. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  187. CBean says:

    Come on CC, you were doing well.

  188. jetrer says:

    the defense has been awful lately

  189. IRF says:

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

  190. YankeesJunkie says:

    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.

  191. Cy Pettitte says:

    wow this is pathetic

  192. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  193. Kostas says:

    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.

  194. Hummingbird S. says:

    Beautiful pitch big guy!

  195. YankeesJunkie says:

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

  196. Kevin G. says:

    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?

  197. Pat D says:

    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.

  198. mbonzo says:

    Fuck yea Derek is back.

  199. V says:


  200. CBean says:


  201. Pat D says:


  202. Esteban says:

    He’s ALIVE!!!!

  203. Cy Pettitte says:


    wow, he’s NOT dead yet

  204. JMK says:

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

  205. Kevin G. says:

    Jeter? Home run? lolwut?

  206. BigTimeBartolo says:



  207. YankeesJunkie says:

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

  208. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    El Capitan!!!

  209. jetrer says:

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

  210. Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin' muthafucka, muthafucka) says:


  211. A-Rod's Wingman says:

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

  212. TMiller says:

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

  213. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  214. Kostas says:

    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”…

  215. mbonzo says:

    Jeter hitting .275

  216. wow says:

    surely we will win now.

  217. Greg Golson's Laser Rocket Arm says:

    Derek Jeter, True Yankee

  218. Across the pond says:

    What just happened

  219. Dino Velvet says:

    Jeter is loving the Arlington launching pad.

  220. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    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.

  221. V says:

    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 says:

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

      • V says:

        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 says:

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

  222. Hall and Nokes says:

    That was one seriously Jeterian blast

  223. fire levine says:

    there is a Mo after all

  224. IRF says:

    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)

  225. Kit says:


  226. Cy Pettitte says:

    Grandy: Beast.

  227. BigTimeBartolo says:

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

  228. Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin' muthafucka, muthafucka) says:

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

  229. Mickey Scheister says:

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

  230. Mike Axisa says:

    This Tucker fellow isn’t fooling anyone.

  231. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Yeah!!! Fuck you borbon!!!!

  232. Greg Golson's Laser Rocket Arm says:

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

  233. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

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

  234. Hughesus Christo says:

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

  235. JMK says:

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

    • JohnnyC says:

      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.

      • JMK says:

        100 percent correct. It’s the Ellsbury Principle.

        • Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin' muthafucka, muthafucka) says:

          Beautifully stated.

        • JohnnyC says:

          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 says:

          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.

  236. Mike Axisa says:

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

  237. jetrer says:

    well at least he got the run in

  238. Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin' muthafucka, muthafucka) says:

    Is Robbie serious?

  239. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

  240. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  241. BigTimeBartolo says:

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

  242. Matt says:

    Dear Robinson Cano,


    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.

  243. jetrer says:

    more RISP fail … Gotta love it

  244. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

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

  245. JohnnyC says:

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

  246. JMK says:

    What a dumb text poll. No shit, guys.

  247. JMK says:

    That was above your head, Beltre.

  248. CBean says:


  249. Hummingbird S. says:

    more little league D from the Yankees..

  250. IRF says:

    Butter fingers. Literally.

  251. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Really? It’s Napoli.

  252. CBean says:

    The sloppy playing is killing me.

  253. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:


  254. Kit says:

    Come on guys, you gotta have better defense.

  255. BigTimeBartolo says:

    Stupid infield hits

  256. Kostas says:

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

  257. Mickey Scheister says:

    Wow…AWFUL D!!!

  258. Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin' muthafucka, muthafucka) says:

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

  259. Pat D says:

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

  260. JMK says:

    Tom Emanski needed ASAP.

  261. Mike Axisa says:

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

  262. Cy Pettitte says:

    look at these morons….

  263. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    bahahahahahahahhaha cervelli i h8 u s0 much rite n0w nd alwayz

  264. Cy Pettitte says:

    jesus christ, thank Mo they handled one finally.

  265. Mickey Scheister says:

    Holy socks Batman!

  266. mbonzo says:

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

  267. JM says:

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

  268. Kostas says:

    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

    • JMK says:

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

      • Kostas says:

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

        • JMK says:

          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.

    • Mike Axisa says:

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

  269. Cy Pettitte says:

    what, no bunt?

  270. jack solo says:

    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.

  271. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

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

  272. TMiller says:

    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..

  273. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

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

  274. CBean says:


  275. Hummingbird S. says:

    nice job by the ump keeping the runner from advancing

  276. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Cervelli I love you.

  277. the tenth inning stretch says:

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

  278. Esteban says:

    Yay more DPs!

  279. Mike Axisa says:

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

  280. jetrer says:

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

  281. Kit says:

    Sloppy game is making me sad.

  282. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Gameday had that first pitch almost down the middle

  283. Kostas says:

    Defensive clinic in Arlington today.

  284. Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin' muthafucka, muthafucka) says:

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

  285. Mickey Scheister says:

    This is one of the SLOPPIEST games…ever.

  286. V says:

    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.

  287. Esteban says:

    Rangers with no fundamentals.

  288. CBean says:

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

  289. Mike Axisa says:

    So stupid on Andrus’ part.

  290. Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin' muthafucka, muthafucka) says:

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

  291. JM says:

    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?

  292. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Lolz Borbon.

  293. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Arthur is a girl’s name.

  294. Jerome S. says:

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

  295. Joe says:

    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.

  296. Kit says:

    Holy shit, Jeter!

  297. Kevin G. says:

    head explodes

  298. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

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

  299. Pat D says:

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

  300. mbonzo says:


  301. BigTimeBartolo says:



  302. CBean says:


  303. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:


  304. Esteban says:

    Two. Two homeruns today

    /The Count.

  305. Sheepmeister says:


  306. jetrer says:

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

  307. Mike Axisa says:


  308. wow says:

    juicin’. he’s juicin’

  309. Cy Pettitte says:


  310. the tenth inning stretch says:


  311. Mickey Scheister says:


  312. Alex S says:

    I don’t believe what I just saw

  313. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:


  314. IRF says:

    Jeter woke up this morning and it was 1999

  315. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    HE GONE!

  316. tom says:

    Thank god we DFA’d Jeter when we did.

  317. Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin' muthafucka, muthafucka) says:

    The home run cures all.

  318. Across the pond says:

    Derek Jeter, go buy yourself a lotto ticket!

  319. Kit says:

    This is my motherfuckin’ offense! More!

  320. Joe says:

    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.

  321. Kostas says:

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

  322. Pat D says:

    Remember when this game was over in the first inning?

  323. Ah, Texas. Always with the lolz.

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

  324. jack solo says:

    calm down guys, the pitcher is just bad.

  325. the tenth inning stretch says:

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

  326. Esteban says:

    Back to back and a belly to belly!!!

    This guy Granderson is so fucking good.

  327. BigTimeBartolo says:

    GRANDY! Hahahaha Arthur Rhodes blows

  328. Dr. O says:

    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.

  329. mbonzo says:

    Jeter hitting .281

  330. MikeD says:

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

  331. Jerome S. says:


  332. Kostas says:

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

  333. Jack Klompus says:

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

  334. Pat D says:

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

  335. MikeD says:

    Yes, HRs are a sign of bad things.

  336. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    I wish Grandy got that bunt down.

  337. Esteban says:

    Two many homers!

  338. Jack Klompus says:

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

  339. Dino Velvet says:

    juiced ball

  340. BigTimeBartolo says:

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

  341. IRF says:

    Ump is suddenly looking to get the hell out of here

  342. JM says:

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

    • V says:

      How many Granderson haters are there?

    • Rookie says:

      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:

      Prove me wrong, Jete. Prove me wrong.

  343. jetrer says:

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

  344. Cy Pettitte says:

    3-4-5 fucking suck

  345. wow says:

    Rangers’ commentators LOVE the double play…

  346. Hummingbird S. says:

    Cano desperately needs a day off…

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

  347. Hughesus Christo says:

    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

  348. jack solo says:

    DINGERS are so fun to watch.

  349. Alex S says:

    Did This guy just screw up GBA?

  350. Joe says:

    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 says:

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

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

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

    • JMK says:

      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 says:

      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).

  351. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    I only spotted one hot chick.

  352. CBean says:

    Where is Joba?

  353. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  354. dela g says:

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

  355. Dino Velvet says:

    Jeter find fountain of youth in Arlington

  356. Dino Velvet says:

    Keep the pink bat and paint it over

  357. Mike Axisa says:

    Kill them all, Joba.

  358. Jerome S. says:

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

  359. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

  360. Kit says:

    Alright Joba. Keep them where they are.

  361. Cy Pettitte says:

    not this time Michael Young.

  362. Xstar7 says:

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

  363. BigTimeBartolo says:

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

  364. Mike Axisa says:

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

  365. dela g says:

    oh noes, cervelli is hurt… oh well

  366. Sheepmeister says:

    I hate Cervelli. Bring back Gus

  367. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Yes!!!!! Put in Martin.

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

    Simmer down, Cervy-haters.

  369. BigTimeBartolo says:

    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

  370. mbonzo says:

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

  371. Cy Pettitte says:

    come on Blobba

  372. CBean says:

    Come on Joba, just get through this.

  373. BigTimeBartolo says:

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

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

  375. JohnnyC says:

    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.

  376. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:


  377. dela g says:

    what the hell was he thinking

  378. JMK says:

    What. The. Fuck.

  379. CBean says:

    what the fucking fuck

  380. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Really, A-Rod?

  381. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  382. BigTimeBartolo says:


  383. Pat D says:

    Not getting a happy feeling right now.

  384. V says:

    Ri. Dic. U. Lous.

  385. mbonzo says:

    Jeter should give everyone a spanking after this game.

  386. Mike Axisa says:

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

  387. Monteroisdinero says:

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

    Well you know Susan…


    Happy for Jeter. Dude rocks in pink.

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

  388. Kostas says:

    Defense…… Yanks are the best.

  389. Kit says:

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

  390. jetrer says:

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

  391. Xstar7 says:

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

  392. 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 says:

      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.

  393. Joe says:

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

  394. Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin' muthafucka, muthafucka) says:

    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 says:

      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.

  395. JohnnyC says:

    Ball travels well in this shitty field…too well.

  396. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    That fly by Napoli was scary

  397. MikeD says:

    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?

  398. BigTimeBartolo says:

    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

  399. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  400. A-Rod's Wingman says:

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

  401. Esteban says:

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

  402. Mike Axisa says:

    Oh how I’ve missed you, fist pump.

  403. CBean says:

    Some more runs please, Yankees!

  404. BigTimeBartolo says:

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

  405. JohnnyC says:

    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.

  406. Xstar7 says:

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

  407. Kit says:

    Ejection time.

  408. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:


  409. Esteban says:

    Wow Swisher took FOREVER getting down the line.

  410. JMK says:

    This game is just ridiculous.

  411. BigTimeBartolo says:

    Lulz, a little karma there is nice.

  412. Mike Axisa says:

    Hooray for lucky breaks.

  413. Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin' muthafucka, muthafucka) says:

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

  414. dela g says:

    what an odd play

  415. Kit says:

    Haha…this game is awesome.

  416. Pat D says:

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

    Robot umps!! More replay!!!!

  417. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    It’s okay guys…double play.

  418. MikeD says:

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

  419. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

  420. dela g says:

    dont fucking bunt

  421. Mike Axisa says:

    Here comes the bunt!

  422. Xstar7 says:

    Oh god, here comes the bunt.

  423. JM says:

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

  424. mbonzo says:

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

  425. BigTimeBartolo says:

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

  426. wow says:

    that’s a disaster of a segment.

  427. Kit says:

    Beautiful! Good job not bunting, Joe.

  428. Cy Pettitte says:

    NO BUNT WORKED? who would have thought.

  429. dela g says:

    haha that was badass

    now you see why you dont bunt

  430. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Best bunt EVER!!!!

  431. jetrer says:

    Thank you for not bunting

  432. Mike Axisa says:

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

  433. IRF says:

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

  434. Pat D says:

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

    And that’s why!!!

  435. CBean says:

    Cervelli, a strikeout is better than a GIDP!

  436. Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin' muthafucka, muthafucka) says:

    No Martin because…?

  437. Across the pond says:

    So Cone will bunt Gardner but let Cervelli hit??

    Has he confused the two of them as hitters?

  438. alittleblackegg says:

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

  439. ArchStanton says:

    No pinch hitter here?

  440. JohnnyC says:

    Grand Slam?

  441. mbonzo says:

    Good time for Cervelli’s 2nd homerun.

  442. BigTimeBartolo says:

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

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

  444. Jerome S. says:

    Kay with the obvious analysis

  445. mbonzo says:

    Nice at bat from Cervelli

  446. mbonzo says:

    WTF! CERVELLI!?!?!

  447. Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin' muthafucka, muthafucka) says:


  448. CBean says:


  449. Pat D says:


  450. Kit says:


  451. ArchStanton says:

    I don’t believe it! Dead center!

  452. JohnnyC says:

    I called it!

  453. A-Rod's Wingman says:

    Soriano Proofed.

  454. alittleblackegg says:

    … OK.

  455. BigTimeBartolo says:



    This is fucking ridiculous

  456. jetrer says:

    WTF is happenning today?!!?

  457. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:


  458. the tenth inning stretch says:


  459. wow says:

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

  460. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

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

  461. Esteban says:



  462. Marcus says:

    LOL, has the world gone mad???

  463. Jerome S. says:

    I am now in tears

  464. Across the pond says:


  465. IRF says:

    And Buddy Carlyle is going wild!

  466. dela g says:

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

  467. JM says:

    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.

  468. Greg Golson's Laser Rocket Arm says:

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

  469. Rey22 says:

    Wow, raise your hand if you had that happening.

  470. Cuso says:

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

  471. Esteban says:


  472. Pat D says:

    Loving this game.

  473. wow says:

    that darn jet stream.

  474. JMK says:

    Wish this happened last fall…

  475. Mike Axisa says:

    Wah wah wah, too many homers.

  476. Kit says:

    Tex message!

  477. BigTimeBartolo says:

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

  478. MikeD says:

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

  479. jetrer says:

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

  480. Xstar7 says:

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

  481. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    PINK BAT MAGIC!!!!!!

  482. mbonzo says:

    Fuck you Texas.

    The best team in the playoff last year.

  483. Dear Mom:

    Happy Mother’s Day.

    Cody Eppley

  484. IRF says:

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

  485. Joe says:

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

    • CBean says:

      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.

  486. MikeD says:

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

  487. tom says:

    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.

  488. mbonzo says:

    Yankees just love their mothers so much more than Texas.

  489. Esteban says:

    Ok this is too much now. Cano actually walked

  490. jetrer says:

    Cano walked! Now I’ve seen everything today.

  491. Cy Pettitte says:

    Robbie takes a walk for shits and giggles

  492. Epy0n says:

    Wow what a game and enjoyment to watch.

  493. Esteban says:

    Ridiculous catch holy shit Beltre

  494. BigTimeBartolo says:

    Wow nice play by Beltre gotta say

  495. Kit says:

    Settle down, Kay.

  496. JohnnyC says:

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

  497. IRF says:

    This game is over, unless of course Soriano pitches

  498. MikeD says:

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

  499. Joe says:

    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.


  500. Xstar7 says:

    Soriano can’t fuck things up now can he?

  501. Esteban says:

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

  502. BigTimeBartolo says:

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

  503. Brendan says:

    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.

  504. Kit says:

    Random as shit, Torrealba.

  505. BigTimeBartolo says:

    Hahaha why did Torrealba get ejected?

  506. mbonzo says:

    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.

  507. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

  508. BigTimeBartolo says:

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

  509. IRF says:

    Soriano has to ruin all the fun with 86 MPH meatballs

  510. MikeD says:

    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.

  511. Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin' muthafucka, muthafucka) says:

    Why is Soriano throwing 86mph?

  512. BigTimeBartolo says:

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

  513. Joe says:

    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!

  514. Esteban says:

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

    • Joe says:

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

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

  516. MikeD says:

    A three-HR game would be exciting.


  517. Monteroisdinero says:

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

  518. BigTimeBartolo says:

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

  519. MikeD says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

        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!

  520. BigTimeBartolo says:

    4 for 6 is pretty good i guess…

    i kid of course

  521. Esteban says:

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

  522. Xstar7 says:

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

  523. JohnnyC says:

    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.

  524. jetrer says:

    Where are these strikes of which Kay speaks?

  525. baravelli says:

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

  526. Kit says:

    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 says:

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

    • Rookie says:

      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.

  527. Esteban says:

    Cervelli fist pump!

  528. Pat D says:

    A series win is a series win.

    Man, thank god they played all 9 innings.

  529. dela g says:

    great game, great win, great mother’s day

  530. Monteroisdinero says:

    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.

  531. A-Rod's Wingman says:

    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.

  532. Steve V says:

    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!

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