May
10

Game 33: Back Home

By

Nope. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

A seven-game swing through Detroit and Texas isn’t the most grueling of baseball road trips, but the games themselves were pretty tough. The starting pitchers had to grind a few games out, the offense tirelessly stranded baserunners like it was going out of style, and all those games came at the back end of a 16-in-16 stretch. I’m sure yesterday’s day off helped recharge the batteries, I know I enjoyed it, and hopefully the Yankees are ready to go to town during this quick six-game homestand. Here’s tonight’s lineup…

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

Freddy Garcia, SP

First pitch is scheduled for a little after 7pm ET and can be seen on YES. Enjoy.

Notes: The Royals placed Bruce Chen on the disabled list, so the Yankees will face Jersey’s own Vin Mazzaro tomorrow … Phil Hughes expects to start throwing on Thursday, and hopes to be back within six-to-eight weeks. Good luck with that, kiddo. Seriously, good luck.

Shameless Plug: Check out Take on Russ tomorrow morning from 11am-noon. Click the link for details.

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

    I’m sure yesterday’s day off helped recharge the batteries, I know I enjoyed it.

    /RiverAveHookers’d

  • Cy Pettitte

    Vin Mazzaro? nice, they smacked him around last year

  • Esteban

    Roger Maris better pick up the pace or the Yankees might need to look for another outfielder.

    • zs190

      Roger knows that the Yankees hit too many homers and he’s doing his part to change that perception.

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

      Melky and IPK for Vada Pinson.

      Get it done, Hamey.

  • Francis

    “They were all great to me,” Cabrera said through an interpreter. “It felt like home when I was playing there. But especially my best friend, Robinson Cano. I really miss him. I really want to spend some time with him and see how the family is doing and chat a little bit”

    -Melky Cabrera

    Cue the Cano and Melky jokes in 3, 2, 1…

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder
    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      I have no jokes for this. I always enjoyed watching them have fun together.

    • Angryankee

      Why does he still need an interpreter?

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

        Because English is one of the hardest languages to learn? And because everybody is more comfortable speaking in their native language, no matter how long they’ve been living in a foreign country practicing their adopted tongue?

        I’m sure Melky probably could do an interview without an interpreter by now, but he prefers not to and can afford an interpreter to help. It’s like a politician giving a speech off a teleprompter. It’s your words and you know them, but it’s helpful and calming to have the words there on the screen to let you speak more naturally.

        • CP

          I thought he (occasionally) gave interviews without an interpreter while he was in New York.

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

            I remember that too. That doesn’t mean he should never use an interpreter again, though.

            Ichiro’s been stateside longer, and he still uses an interpreter sometimes (and other times speaks for himself).

            It’s not a big deal, IMO.

          • The209
        • Angryankee

          Not really throwing stones here, just surprising to me…

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

            No, I get you. Just giving what I think is the possible explanation.

  • Xstar7

    MELKYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!

  • IRF

    Mediocre Melky introduction

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    Melky doin the small things!!!!

  • first time lawng time

    Why do Flaherty and Nancy Newman have the jobs they have? I find nothing appealing about them.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Nancy Newman is a billion times worse than Flaherty is.

      • Rob Thomsen’s Chili Farts

        She’s bad at talking.

  • first time lawng time

    So the team with the most runs score has Melky batting second…whaaaaat?

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

    Sweat: 1
    Milk: 0

    • Esteban

      MILK WAS A BAD CHOICE!!!

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    Like it Freddy, worry about the batter.

  • IRF

    Chris Getz for Brett Gardner

    Make it happen

  • Cy Pettitte

    they could quite possibly steal 10 bases against sweaty freddy tonight

    • Evan3457

      …and might not score off any of them. Or they might.

  • BillR

    God Freddy throws SLOOOOOOOW

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

    Watch that ump punchout! THAT’S WHAT THE PAYING FANS CAME HERE TO SEE, BLUE! GIVE US A SHOW!

    ENTERTAIN ME, UMP!

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Kyle Davies is really good.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Melky gets the role call! Whoo.

    • FachoinaNYY

      Anddd Kay doesnt even mention it….

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        Kay is such a muppet.

  • Slugger27

    heh, melky gets a roll call

  • Cy Pettitte

    Jeter batting .000 during this 6 game homestand, DFA him

  • V

    That first strike on Granderson was probably the worst strike call I’ve EVER seen. A fucking foot above the strike zone.

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

      Yeah, that was an interesting zone.

    • IRF

      It was just surprising to see the ump use the whole strike zone. Gameday had it as a strike

      • V

        I have a feeling that pitch won’t be called a strike when a Yankees’ pitcher throws it.

  • Esteban

    Embarrassing, Freddy Garcia getting outpitched by Kyle Davies. KYLE DAVIES!!!!

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

      I wouldn’t be surprised if they got swept!

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

        I don’t think we’ve ever won a game where we got outpitched in the first inning. That’s never happened. I just checked the stats, it’s true. Never.

        • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

          Don’t tell me you forgot about that Scott Kazmir game…

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

            I’ve already forgotten about every single thing about baseball other than that past inning where Kyle Davies shut us down. That inning is all that exists to me.

            • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

              /Macha tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder’d

            • Esteban

              Uhhhh inning and a third now. This is a disgraceful performance by the Yankees offense. KYLE DAVIES!!!

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

                This is even worse than being no-hit by Phil Humber, who pitched a perfect game against they Yankees two weeks ago and then threw 800 innings of 19.34 ERA ball afterwards.

                • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

                  Phil Humber dated my sister.

                  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

                    You don’t have a sister!

                  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

                    …who dated Kyle Davies

                    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

                      Who partied with Shin Soo Choo. Too soon?

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Duffy only 68? Wow.

  • Esteban

    Based on that swing, no Francouer has not improved his plate discipline.

  • IRF

    Ok, Swish HAS to be miked. No human can curse that loud

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Never underestimate the power of Swisher.

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

    CHAMBLISS!!!!!

    • IRF

      I like how Flaherty compared him to A-rod, then talked about how you can tell how strong Chambliss was.

  • Cy Pettitte

    no hit through two, engage panic mode

    • JimAbbottFan

      I’ve been panicking since the first called strike against the Yankees.

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

      It feels like we’re already down 25-0.

  • first time lawng time

    Looks like a pitcher’s duel.

    • Mykey

      Never a good sign for the Yankees.

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

      Flakfizer: Let’s step outside and settle this like men!
      Lazlo: We are outside.
      Flakfizer: OK, let’s step inside and settle it like women. Or are you afraid, Lazlo?!?!

      http://cf1.imgobject.com/backd.....-thumb.jpg

  • CBean

    there goes Freddy’s no-hitter.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    That defiantly wasn’t a balk
    Thankfully they saw that…

  • CBean

    ok i’m listening to this on the radio as i’m still stuck at work. what the hell is going on?

    • Cy Pettitte

      Treanor broke for 2nd, Freddy stepped off, faked to 1st and then got him at 2nd. Umps were debating if it was a balk because he might not have fully disengaged from the rubber. Called him out, then called a balk, then called him out again.

      • thurdonpaul

        so it was a double play ?

    • Delaware – Ralph

      Running took of from first, Garcia stepped off mound, faked a throw to first since the runner was not headed towards second (had to step off in order to fake the throw) and then got the out at second. Original call was a balk.

  • first time lawng time

    Can someone help me out. What exactlyis a balk? What qualifies it? (yes I’ve looked it up and I’m still confused)

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

      -Discovered by the Germans in 1904, they named it “a balk”, which of course in German means a whale’s vagina.
      -No, there’s no way that’s correct.
      -I’m sorry, I was trying to impress you. I don’t know what it means. I’ll be honest, I don’t think anyone knows what it means anymore. Scholars maintain that the translation was lost hundreds of years ago.

    • Nedro

      A pitcher who reaches his “set” and subsequently makes a move to the plate without delivering the ball has “balked” and a base is rewarded to any runner already on.

  • Kostas

    21 pitches through 2 innings and no hits? This is Kyle Davies pitching, correct?

    • Cy Pettitte

      the best part is they showed in the pregame how like 6 of the 9 yankee hitters have >.330 BAs against him and of those 3 of them were >.500

  • Turk Turkleton

    Alcides Escober is an attractive man, and a great bunter.

  • Kostas

    Read an interesting stat today. Through April 29th, for all of MLB, hitters had a .201 when there was an attempt to steal a base…. Johnny Damon for example had up to that date 7 AB’s where there as a stolen base attempt. He was 0-7 with 5k’s. Will find it and post.

  • Mykey

    I love how aggressive they’re going to be against Martin. He’s awesome.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Cano didn’t get a hit that 1st AB because Melky distracted him during batting practice

  • first time lawng time

    Awwwww Cano and Melky had such a cute friendship.

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

    Nice play Russ.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    They gave us all 3 outs in that inning with the 2 caught stealings and the bunt popup.

    • jetrer

      That’s why they’re the Royals. Yankees would never give away outs like that…..Oh wait….nevermind.

    • Esteban

      No one has worse fundamentals than the Yankees. FACT

  • Cy Pettitte

    Jorge needs a dugout hobby like whittling or knitting

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

      Urinating?

  • CBean

    At least Brett remembers that Davies isn’t a very good pitcher. We should stop making him look like an ace.

  • Cy Pettitte

    BG FTW

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

    Sheesh, you see that replay from the CF camera? Gardner was already passed first and on his way to second by the time the ball landed.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Triple rhymes with nipple.

    • Esteban

      Which sort of rhymes with Rob Dibble. And no one wants to hear that name.

  • JD

    Is it just me or is Gardner hitting the ball with more authority? Less slappy slappy doubles more hard hit balls

  • Esteban

    Hopefully they score again this series!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Captain Clutch it is GREAT to have you back

  • boogie down

    Please let this continue

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Captain Clutch FTW

  • CBean

    Captain!

  • Erica

    JETES! Oh, my heart. It is singing.

  • bonestock94

    Jeter looked downright Jeterian there. What a relief to see a pulse the past few games.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Runs, run, runs, runs, runs, til her daddy take her T-bird awayyyy.

    Wait, how does that song go again?

    • jon

      its fun not run

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        I’ll make sure to put “SARCASM ALERT” at the beginning of all my comments for now on.

        • Esteban

          No, just say

          Pun Pun Pun
          till your daddy takes your keyboard away.

          • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

            Nice.

  • jon

    the death of Derick Jeter has been greatly over exaggerated

  • Esteban

    Coasting along? C’mon it was like 2.2 innings.

  • Nedro

    Way to manufacture that run, boys!
    Not that we needed to, we hits homahs!

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    It sucks when shitty pitchers have the good mean reversion against the Yankees, Kyle Davies may just be the worst starting pitcher ever (to pitch a certain amount of innings).

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Lol Melky.

  • Cy Pettitte

    fucking Melky

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

    Look at this fuckin’ guy.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Way to give it right back, Freddy. Idiot.

    • Cy Pettitte

      that was batting practice, jeez

    • Esteban

      Due to a translation problem, Freddy Garcia misunderstood what “pitching to the score” means.

  • CBean

    Dammit Melky!

  • first time lawng time

    Melky!!!!!!

  • IRF

    Hahahahahaha…that’s the most entertaining homer the Yanks will give up this year

  • bakekrukow412

    The Melkman delivers.

  • Esteban

    Should of kept MELKY!

    • jon

      no way, home runs are the yankees problem

      gardnes triple was way better than meklys homer

      • JD

        i loled

      • Esteban

        Completely disagree. Gardner just takes pitches and strikes out in big spots, while Melky Just Knows How To Get The Run In (TM). Is it a coincidence that the Yankees haven’t won a WS since Melky was on the team? I think not.

  • Erica

    Freakin’ Melky, y’know?

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    At least it was Melky. If it was Francoeur, I would have murdered the neighbor’s child.

  • JD

    Honestly, I was happy when he hit that home run. Didnt bother me that it is all tied up it was a solo shot to dead center, and its the Melkman. How can you hate that?

  • Xstar7

    MELKYYY!!!!!!

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Tex is gonna homer.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      You jinxed him damnit!!!

    • jjyank

      I’l take the hit anyway.

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        Yeah, YOU’RE WELCOME!

  • IRF

    Number 500, here it comes

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      lol

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

    Carlos Beltran the trivia answer? I know he won it one of those years, and I figure the Royals are probably involved somehow.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      No it was Scott Atchinson.

    • Klemy

      /bow

      Good call.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    A-Rod bein’ a bitch…

  • Cy Pettitte

    so many pop ups

    • Esteban

      better than too many homers.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    jesus christ Arod. Fucking terrible

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      teh worst.

  • jjyank

    Man if you had told me that Garcia would have a sub-3 ERA over a month into the season back when they signed him, I’d have called you nuts.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Nice swing?

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      I’m Ron Burgundy?

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

        DAMNIT, WHO PUT A QUESTION MARK ON THE TELEPROMPTER?

        FOR THE LAST TIME, ANYTHING YOU PUT ON THAT PROMPTER, BURGUNDY WILL READ IT!

    • Esteban

      Yeah, not pretty, but can’t argue with the result. But never swing like that again Ribbinson.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Axisa, are you an AC/DC fan?

    • Jose the Satirist

      I picture him as a fan of a fusion between Punk Rock and Metal.

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

        Close enough.

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

        It’s nothing but Bjørk and Ace of Base on Axisa’s iPod Zune.

        • Esteban

          Nobody can fuck with Miley Cyrus and Milli Vanilli. Musical geniuses.

          • Jose the Satirist

            I don’t understand pop music. Rebecca Black is a joke to people, but Miley Cyrus was nominated for a Grammy at one point?

            Look at this lyric:
            So I put my hands up they’re playing my song, and the butterflies fly away. Noddin’ my head like yeah, moving my hips like yeah.

            • http://deleted Total Dominication

              I’m no big fan, but Miley Cyrus is significantly better than Black. She’s a decent singer, and that “Climb” song someone wrote for her was really good.

              • Jose the Satirist

                Meh. Miley’s voice is just as annoying to me. Suum cuique.

            • Esteban

              While I see your point, I raise you

              “Yesterday was Thursday, Today it is Friday
              We, we so excited. We so excited.
              We gonna have a ball today
              Tomorrow it is Saturday
              And Sunday comes afterwards”

              While researching this comment, I learned that Glee covered “Friday.” That’s the 6th circle of hell I believe.

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

              I don’t understand pop music. Rebecca Black is a joke to people, but Miley Cyrus was nominated for a Grammy at one point?

              Bellhop: Tip?
              Homer: Oh… here.
              Bellhop: HEY, AN AWARD STATUE, I– oh, it’s a Grammy.
              [throws statue over balcony]
              Man offscreen, below: Hey, don’t throw your trash down here!
              [throws statue back up on balcony, hitting Homer in head]

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

      Nope.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Damn

  • jjyank

    Come on Jorge, we could use some stat correction on that .150 BA here…

  • IRF

    An 89 MPH fastball right down the middle on a 3-2 pitch and Swish hits a lazy flyball. Grrrr

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    So why is Martin hitting in back of both Swish and Posada.

  • Cy Pettitte

    fail. 4-6-7- = black hole

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

      Wouldn’t that be a black donut?

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

        THAT’S RACIST!!!!!!!

        • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

          LOLOL

  • Esteban

    Yankees first in OBP, first in runs, 1st in HRs, but we’re supposed to be worried because they’re 7th in average? Please, the too many homers thing is funny as a meme, but really needs to die as a serious talking point and question they ask players and coaches.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Swisher and Posada. That’s a scary 6-7 punch.

  • IRF

    Bust

  • Esteban

    Hey I played baseball with a kid that played at Concordia. Aviles apparently worked out there all the time.

    /cool story bro.

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    Brackman getting smacked around in the bottom of the fourth. The games actually on air if you get Time Warner. Dude is rediculously tall.

  • JohnnyC

    Seriously, Jorge might have to be released if he’s still this much below the Mendoza line come June. Can’t see him just sitting on the end of the bench twiddling his thumbs for the rest of the season.

  • http://. Greg

    I thought we were going to kill Kyle Davies

    • http://deleted Total Dominication

      Someone told you you can predict baseball. They lied.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        Sterling’d

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Rutherford, New Jersey = The World’s Asshole.

  • Esteban

    Matt Treanor is 2-2, embarrassing.

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

      Off Freddy Garcia? Not really embarrassing.

      • Esteban

        haha, I’m kidding Mike.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Swish!!!

  • inpinstripes

    Attaboy Swish!!!

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

    Yay Swish.

  • Cy Pettitte

    holy shit, that could have been bad

  • nedro

    sweet fuckin catch, swish!!!

  • IRF

    Swishalicous!!!

    • nedro

      Tha Swish-a-roo!!!

  • jjyank

    Ok so lets say its a week into June, and Posada is still hitting below .200. I love the guy, has been my favorite position player growing up behind Bernie (and now behind Cano as well), but I want the Yanks to win more than I want Posada to have a roster spot. I know Montero is doing well but he’s not hitting for power and still has some defensive issues to work on in AAA. So assuming this scenario plays out with Posada, what do you think the Yanks do? Call up Montero? Make a trade? Jorge Vazquez? Or someone else?

    • http://deleted Total Dominication

      Well, they wait until June 15th for the super 2 deadline and call up Montero.

      • jjyank

        That would be my first guess, but I would be concerned if Montero still hasn’t gotten a power surge and also concerned about his lack of reps behind the plate to work on his defense.

        • http://. Greg

          I don’t care about power. We have plenty of that. We need average hitters.

          • jjyank

            When I say I would be concerned about a continued lack of power, I am not speaking in the context of the Yankees’ lineup, but rather Montero’s development. I just want him to be ready when the Yanks call him up.

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

            We’re in first place and have one of the best offenses in baseball.

            We don’t really “need” anything. We can easily carry Posada’s limp bat for another month to see if he snaps out of it and to push back Montero’s servicetime clocks.

            • jjyank

              I agree completely, that is way I am discussing this scenario a month from now, I’m not saying we need to replace Posada now.

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

                I’m picking up what you’re putting down, that comment was for Greg.

          • Esteban

            Yup, too many homers. Can’t score runs with homers after all.

        • http://deleted Total Dominication

          I doubt he doesn’t have more power by then. When his babip comes down, his isop should go back up.

    • S

      Montero, has shown power throughout his minor league career, power doesn’t just leave (unless your on steroids), in fact its one of the last skills to depart. Montero is fine, your really overreacting.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Holy shit, when did his average get that low?

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    No!!! No fucking bunts!!!

    • http://. Greg

      He was faking.

      • http://deleted Total Dominication

        I know, I forgot for a moment noone was on. It scared me though.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Gardy looks like he did this time last year.

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

      White?

      • Esteban

        Gritty
        /synonymous

      • http://deleted Total Dominication

        A bad bunter.

        • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Matt Imbrogno

          Correct answer.

          • http://deleted Total Dominication

            Yes! WIll that help me on my AP Macro?

      • jon

        gritty

  • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Matt Imbrogno

    Yay, Brett.

  • IRF

    Gardner has looked about as good as any player in baseball in the last two weeks

    • http://. Greg

      Andre Ethier? Not even close

      • http://deleted Total Dominication

        I laughed, becaus you think Andre Ethier has been the best player in baseball for the last 2 weeks.

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

          Gardner and Brackman for Ethier and Kuroda.

          Get it done, Cash.

        • Jose the Satirist

          I think Holliday is having the best year that no one has been talking about. I’ve heard radio stations mention Ethier, Berkman, and Bautista. The love to Holliday has been minimal from what I’ve heard.

          • S

            Its Doc, the man could go throw a perfect game every start for the rest of the year, and no one would be surprised.

            Best pitcher in baseball + move to weaker NL from the AL East= videogame numbers when the game is set to easy mode

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

              I think he was talking about Matt Holliday, not Roy Halladay.

      • IRF

        Gardner since 4/23: 349/472/605

        Either since 4/23: 339/393/500

        • Esteban

          But Ethier had that really long hitting streak!

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

            In all seriousness, Ethier might be the most over-rated player in baseball. He’s a star against righties, but he can’t hit lefties and he’s just a touch better than Adam Dunn defensively.

            • Esteban

              But he looks like a ballplayer, and, for many people, that’s all that matters.

            • CMP

              Someone will sign him for 5/$75 million in the offseason though.

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

          Hitting streaks >>>>>>> all other stats, ever.

          Joe Dimaggio >>>>>>>> Hank Aaron

  • Cy Pettitte

    yeaaaaaaa Jetah

  • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Matt Imbrogno

    Yay, Derek.

  • CBean

    Jeter hitting makes me so happy!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Leiter’s swing…dear lord

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Leiter cracks me up. I would love to golf with those gents.

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    Watching the Scanton game… Montero is really flinching as he catches the ball. What the hell is up with that? Apparenly already let a few balls go to the backstop. Also, Brackman can’t buy a damn out right about now.

    • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

      Ok, Montero just looks like shit back there in general…

  • Esteban

    Turn back the clock week with Jeter. Did he start rocking the high fade again?

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

      Mariah Carey just gave birth to twins.

      That’s all I’m going to say.

      • Esteban

        DMX is making music again. It’s the late 90s all over again.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Really Kay? Even I knew it was an out, and I only have the YEs camera.

    • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Matt Imbrogno

      Why are we surprised? he can’t read fly balls for shit. LOOK AT THE OUTFIELDER FIRST, MIKE.

  • MikeD

    Tex, we need a rally-killing HR, now.

  • jon

    time for arod to pass the iron horse

    • MikeD

      He’ll need to tie him first, which we’ll take now.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    “Ow, shit”

  • Erica

    WHY is Tex such a magnet for getting HBP?

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Uhh, now would be a good time to not be slumping Alex.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Tex gets hit of course, dude is a magnet

    If ARod pops up I will break something

  • CBean

    Dear Alex, you know what to do. Love, Me.

  • Xstar7

    Now would be a nice time to break out of your slump A-Rod.

  • mbonzo

    They keep saying that Davies is a better pitcher than his numbers say. What do you guys think?

    IMO He’s rocking a 5.01 FIP. He’s probably a mid 4 ERA guy at his best.

  • jjyank

    Hah, ok who is worse at calling fly balls off the bat: Kay or Sterling?

    • http://deleted Total Dominication

      Sterling, though it may be the medium.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Sterling. No contest.

    • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Matt Imbrogno

      I’d say Kay. Sterling may overreact more, but Kay’s misread frequency is probably higher.

      • jjyank

        I agree with that. A couple weeks ago I would have said Sterling without a doubt, but I feel like Kay has been really bad lately.

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

          I blame Jodi Applegate. And Javier Vazquez.

          • mike c

            no way, javy is too busy being awful in florida and dispelling the “NL pitcher” stigma he got last year

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

              Javier Vazquez is to blame for everything bad that’s ever happened. FACT.

              • mike c

                yeah, it’s a shame that a guy who did nothing but fail for the yankees gets no love. it must have been jeter’s fault for not sticking up for him, what a dick. furthermore, soriano’s contract is killing this team.

                did i do this right?

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

                  Close enough.

    • mbonzo

      Listening on the 3 minute ride home from work and Sterling started up with his “THATS HIT DEEP TO….” twice and obviously there were no homeruns. Sterling calls his own game.

    • MikeD

      I feel more helpless against Sterling’s calls. I can’t see what’s happening. With Kay, I can at least read the ball myself, see the OF react, see the batter react. With Sterling, it’s a matter of faith, and he’s made me an atheist.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Oh god, fix that average Alex.

  • Esteban

    Damn it Alex, you gotta kill that 2-0.

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

    Holy cow, how did Davies pitch count get in the 90′s already? That was fast.

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

      It got out of hand, fast. It really jumped up a notch.

  • nedro

    Rye bread. Mustard. Please.

    • nedro

      Ok, I’ll take ribs instead.

  • Cy Pettitte

    oh thank god

  • http://. Greg

    Yay

  • Esteban

    Yes! It wasn’t a rally-killing homer!

  • Mike Myers

    nyyyyyyyyyyyyyce

  • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Matt Imbrogno

    I’ll take it.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Singles are for pussies. I’m done with this team.

  • Xstar7

    There you go Alex, there you go

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Yes!!!!!!!! Let that be the slump-buster, please let it be the slump-buster.

  • IRF

    Escobar has been doing his best Derek Jeter impression this game.

    Also, yay slump-busting

  • Tony S

    i just got in – did melky get a standing O????

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

      No, but he got a roll call and hit a homer.

      • Tony S

        cool – I always liked him.

  • mbonzo

    I’m feeling a homerun here from Robbie. My daily HR call.

    • mbonzo

      I was WRONG

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

    Woooo Collins!

  • Mike Myers

    this inning has to be it either way right? Get that mid pen in!

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Alex got lucky, he still looks pretty bad at the plate.

    I’ll take it though

    • Mike Myers

      although it was a grounder, it was hit hard. give him a little cred

    • http://. Greg

      THat looked like Jeter when he was getting ground balls through. Could be coming out of it.

    • MikeD

      He hit that ball hard up the middle. It wasn’t a soft tapper. It’s usually a good sing when he starts going up the middle and toward right center. We’ll see.

      • MikeD

        *sign* although if singing will help, I’m all for it.

  • Jose the Satirist

    Yankees have to keep the lead in this game. Tampa is tied for the division lead and that would be a catastrophic failure to be behind them.

    • Esteban

      Every game is a must win game. FACT

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

      The season is on the line.

      Tonight. If we fall behind, that’s it, close up shop and wait for Slade Heathcott in 2014.

      • Esteban

        I’d start looking to trade guys like Cano, Gardner, Teixeira. Rebuilding is a long term process.

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

          What can we actually get for those overpaid bums, though?

          Maybe Andre Ethier and Hiroki Kuroda at best.

          • Esteban

            I’m not settling for anything less than Inge and Bronson Arroyo.

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

              I like Inge. I really, really like Inge.

  • first time lawng time

    Why does Cano go on his knees after every swing?
    Doesn’t seem good. He should probably fix that.

  • Teh Comp Pick

    ::Realizes Melky has more rbi than A-Rod::

    ::Head Explodes::

  • http://. Greg

    ESPN showing the Four Days in October movie. What a fucking surprise.

    • jon

      I was watching sports center this morning they were talking about the greatest post season moments in sports

      of course they picked the 04 sox on the baseball side

      • http://. Greg

        Of all time! I would put Fisk ahead of that.

        • MikeD

          No. The four-game sweep of the Cardinals in ’07 has to be the greatest.

      • nedro

        That’s fucking ridiculous. Over Reg-gie?!

        • jon

          one of the non baseball guys picked that

      • http://deleted Total Dominication

        Ummm, it sortof might be.

        • http://. Greg

          Of the last decade, fine. But of all time?
          Ruth calling the shot? Larsen’s perfect game?, Gibson’s home run? Fisk’s home run? Mazeroski’s home run?

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

            Yeah, I’d pick Boston coming back from down 0-3 over all of those things. It’s true.

            Maybe Maz’s homer, but probably not.

            • first time lawng time

              still think people need to get over it. It’s impressive but not so impressive that people need to discuss it on a consistent basis for the next 7+ years.

              No one mentions the flyers coming back from down 0-3 last year.

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

                No one mentions the flyers coming back from down 0-3 last year.

                What the fuck is hockey?

      • first time lawng time

        Did they mention Boston Bruins’ 3-0 series lead being blown to the Flyers last year?

    • first time lawng time

      I think people need to get over it. It’s been 7 years almost and it’s not a big deal anymore. ESPN should probably focus more on the Red Sox rotting in last place than livinng in the past.

      • http://. Greg

        There about to hit .500 tonight. ESPN will instantly get on their knees.

    • first time lawng time

      2 things flawed with the “curse if the bambino”:
      1. No such thing as curses.
      2. Ruth went to NY after the 1919 season not 1918. Boston didn’t win in 1919 and NY didn’t win until 1923. Therefore there’s not that much correlation between them winning the WS and then Ruth coming to NY and NY being the dominant team.

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

        I agree with #1, but I think you’re underselling #2 quite a bit.

        Boston won 5 titles in the 20 years preceding the Ruth trade and none in the 85 years following it. The Yankees won no titles before the Ruth trade and 27 in the 85 years following it.

        There’s quite a lot of (narrative) correlation there. A little 4 year window from 1919-1923 doesn’t outweigh all the years around it.

        • first time lawng time

          Yeah but I think it’s a poor/overrated narrative with obvious flaws.

          I think it’s more coincidence/Yankees getting some reeeeaaaaally good players than anything else.

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

            Well, obviously.

  • Jonathan

    Frank White: “It’s almost like they’re a 9 inning team.”

    God damn MLB Extra Innings blackout

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

      Frank White: “From now on, nothing goes down unless I’m involved. No blackjack, no dope deals, no nothing. A nickel bag gets sold in the park, I want in.”

      • Jonathan

        Walken?

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

          Indeed.

          • Jonathan

            well played.

  • first time lawng time

    Lol was that Melky who just shouted?

  • Xstar7

    MELKYYY!!!!!!!

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Don’t look now, but Jeter is closing in on 290.

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

      Funny, I’ve tried not to look at his at-bats most of the season. Zing!

      • http://deleted Total Dominication

        It’s cause you’re a nerd living in a basement who looks only at numbers, and not the actual game.

        • mbonzo

          Michael Kay’d?

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

            Lupica’d?

            • Teh Comp Pick

              Lupica makes Kay look like Tango

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

                And this movie is gonna make House Party look like House Party 2.

    • Cy Pettitte

      Jeter to the 4 spot, drop ARod to 9th

    • mbonzo

      If he hits .286 for the rest of the season I’ll be very happy.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Freddy is on a complete game pace.

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

    Tim Collins sure is fun to watch. Tiny little lefty, no one can really touch him. He’s the anti-LOOGY though.

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

      TWSS

  • MikeD

    What is this guy, like 5’2″. He makes Pedroia look like a basketball player.

  • nedro

    Time to feast on this ‘pen.

  • jon

    wow this guy is fun to watch with that crazy setup

  • Mike Myers

    this has to be it for posada. you know he is bad when im praying for him to get hit.

  • MikeD

    Bullshit. He’s not 5’7″.

  • Esteban

    Who’s grittier: Tim Collins or Pedroia?

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

      Pedroia.

      Position players are always grittier than pitchers, because they slide and dive and shit.

      Plus: Boston.

      The defense rests.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Plus he has a sandwich commercial. Can’t top that.

  • http://. Greg

    Bench him

  • Cy Pettitte

    6-7 black hole strikes again

    • http://. Greg

      No Swisher got on. Just the seven

  • King George

    JORGE. COME ON.

  • Erica

    Watching Po is just painful.

  • jon

    posada need more piss on his hands

    • Mike Myers

      even babe ruths piss couldnt help him….he would probably smell like beer and hot dogs after though.

      • CMP

        Barry Bonds piss could probably help him.

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

          What about R.Kelly’s piss? Maybe that would help, too.

          Sincerely,
          R.Kelly

          • CMP

            Is that R Kelly the singer or the former Yankee and Reds center fielder?

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

              Either one works.

        • jon

          barry bonds piss would do to posadas hands what brain tonic did to ken griffeys jrs head

          http://images.wikia.com/simpso.....ortune.png

  • bonestock94

    That was a sorry slide

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Yeah swish…i’m thinking you shouldn’t do that anymore.

    • jon

      listen to his manager and expect a player to make contact when the hit and run is on?

  • Coolerking101

    When can the Yanks call up Montero without him gaining a year’s worth of experience for arbitration purpose? Another month or so?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      First week of June.

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

        And June is probably the earliest you pull the plug a struggling veteran like Jorge, as well.

        It’s a natural symmetry.

    • MikeD

      I don’t know if they should be too concerned about the June call-up date. I expect this to be addressed in the next CBA after this season.

      • Coolerking101

        If Posada isn’t hitting by June 1….I think it will be Montero time.

        If they change the CBA, I highly doubt a change in that area would be applied retroactively.

        • MikeD

          I just don’t think the Yankees are concerned about the June call-up date. They would call him up right now. They just won’t because they’re not going to give up on Posada as their DH yet.

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

            It’s probably a little of all those factors.

            A.) It’s too early to give up on Posada
            B.) The team is producing well overall and not in a desperate situation where upgrades are needed across the board
            C.) Montero’s not fully hitting for power and in a groove, and you want to promote him when he’s hot
            D.) The more you wait to promote him, the more his clocks get pushed back
            E.) Promoting Montero requires a 40-man move, and delaying that as long as possible gives more time to evaluate who is needed and who can be dumped

            • Klemy

              I’m glad he hasn’t been called up yet (because I’m going to the SWB game tomorrow!).

              But yeah, all that.

            • MikeD

              Agreed. Some teams would hold firm to the June call up, where I think it’s a minor consideration on the Yankees list. It’s something they’d do, but there are other reasons to keep him at AAA right now.

  • MikeD

    I some how have Jeff Francoeur on my fantasy baseball team. Since week one, he’s at the top of my list of players to be cut, yet he doesn’t allow me.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Future Yankee Killer up.

  • Slappy White

    How long do they stick with Jorge ?….Its getting embarrassing

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Cash said he has a long rope.
      Wait for it…

      • http://. Greg

        Insert hanging joke here

  • IRF

    I can’t wait until Michael Kay apologizes to the Kiahalue family

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

      Keep waiting.

    • JohnnyC

      It’ll have to wait until your apology since his name is spelled Ka’aihue.

      • IRF

        Its a tough name. And I was referring to the “I’m glad he got demoted” comment.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    D-rob, please

  • Klemy

    Why in the world?

  • Jonathan

    bad tag Arod. double play city right here

  • jetrer

    fucking walks

  • first time lawng time

    I feel like of all the players on the team, Arod would be the best (or least bad) singer.

    • Mike Myers

      because of his purple lips?

    • jon

      how and why did you come to this conclusion

      • first time lawng time

        IDK it just came to me.

        He just has this air to him. Like I could totally see him him a group like N*sync or Backstreet boys.

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

      I feel like of all the players on the team, Arod would be the best (or least bad) singer.

      /JackHandy’d

  • Mike Myers

    oh noes

  • Jonathan

    how the fuck do you walk Matt Treanor right there

  • Ari G

    why isnt joba in this game

    • http://. Greg

      Becasue people on this site dont believe in pitcher’s roles.

      • http://deleted Total Dominication

        People here don’t believe in innings based roles. Leverage based roles are very appropriate.

    • MikeD

      He just took a quick spin over to a Subway shop for a quick meal. He’ll be right back.

      • Ari G

        hes getting sick of the stadium food?

        • jon

          they dont sell his brand of firewater in the stadium

    • PaulF

      Robertson is better at getting out of jams

  • IRF

    D-rob loves the pressure

  • Klemy

    Kay is talking, just to fill air time at this point.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Good.

  • Klemy

    Nice curveball.

  • Mike Myers

    damn son. he was a good foot off that breaker

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Canada takes the lead!

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    97?

  • bakekrukow412

    97 mph!!!

  • thaaaaaaayankeeeswin

    97?

  • jon

    97 on the stadium gun

    95 on gameday

  • jetrer

    DRob seems to thrive on the pressure. I, on the other hand, now have an ulcer.

  • thaaaaaaayankeeeswin

    yesssss

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Yes!!!!! K-rob!!!

  • Erica

    YEAHHHHHH D-ROB!!!

  • IRF

    Closer mentality FTW!!!

  • jetrer

    That was a horrible call though.

  • mbonzo

    Robertson is second only to Mo.

    Thats not the homeplate umps call though. Bad call.

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

    I’m guessing Poopy Pants won’t be coming around to tell us how overrated David Robertson is tonight.

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

      Maybe he can complain about the bush league fistpump.

  • Mike Myers

    he checked that….thanks ump!

  • V

    He did not go around. I’ll take the call, but I hate these fucking umpires.

    • Mike Myers

      correction…you normally hate the umpires

  • BigTimeBartolo

    omg d-rob…

    shaky but got the job done once again

  • baravelli

    I call the Yankees break it open this inning.

    • baravelli

      Ohhhhhhkay.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Gardy and Martin to the 7 and 6 spot?

  • Klemy

    Yeah. At some point the league really needs to say something to the people behind the plate about those calls.

  • MikeD

    Blake Wood?

    Baseball player? Author? Soap opera star?

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

      Adult film actor.

  • Xstar7

    David Robertson’s new theme song:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....ata_player

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

      Somewhere, Lil’ Wayne has a single tear tattooed on his cheek.

  • Ari G

    guess we know why joba is pitching the eight, uchh whats wrong with sori now?

  • neaks

    Where’s the Eighth Inning Guy(TM)?? I do like Robertson as fireman instead of Joba though – never though Joba was great with inherited runners.

    • neaks

      *never thought

    • CBean

      we hadn’t sufficiently Soriano-proofed the inning to bring him out in the 8th. Joba was fantastic.

  • first time lawng time

    Possible careers if they didn’t do baseball:
    Tex: construction worker
    Arod: singer
    Jorge: doctor
    Jeter: car salesman (nothing to do with Ford commercials BTW)
    Gardner: farmer
    Cervelli: Fashion designer or something like that
    Cano: something that doesn’t involve speaking…underwear model?
    Joba: hotdog eating contest contestant

    thoughts? Agree/disagree?

    • http://. Greg

      Cervelli can be the Indian and we can have a revival of the Village People

    • jon

      gardner has to something more gritty than farming

      maybe a mechanic on air force jets

    • MikeD

      Jeter’s too classy and guarded to be a car salesman. Corporate executive. Head of PR. He’s perfect on message control. Looks good in a suit.

      • http://deleted Total Dominication

        A doctor like his dad maybe.

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

          Derek Bigalow, Male Gigolo

    • Zooboy

      Mo: The Most Interesting Man in the World

      • NHyankeesfan

        Perfect

        • Zooboy

          Stay thirsty my friend.

      • MikeD

        Mo is a Navy Seal on weekends, which, of course, is part of him being The Most Interesting Man in the World.

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

      Jorge: doctor

      I laughed.

      ——————–

      Intern: It looks like the patient has severe inflammation of the bursa sac, possibly a dislocated femur. Compartment syndrome is a possibility.
      Attending Dr. Posada: I concur. Let’s pee on it, see if that clears it up.

      … aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand, SCENE!

  • IRF

    Joba looks filthy tonight

  • jon

    woah joba looks great

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    I’m not gonna even say it.

    • mbonzo

      To the 8th?

    • http://. Greg

      Insert possible starting role joke here

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

      2012?

      • The Big City of Dreams

        Won’t even consider it

  • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Matt Imbrogno

    Joba, ftw.

  • neaks

    I see someone flipped on Joba’s Beast Mode tonight. Those low heaters must be mesmerizing, KC can’t stop staring!

  • NHyankeesfan

    If Joba continues what he did tonight and Soriano turns it around, this will be an almost unbeatable bullpen

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    rotation

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    I thought our order’s heart was 9-1-2

  • MikeD

    Blake Wood, baseball player/author/soap opera actor/adult film star, now pitching.

    • jon

      blake wood is a GREAT porn name

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

        “DeAngelo Mack”

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Flash sounded so enthusiastic about that Centerstage.

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

      He’s about as enthusiastic as I am about watching Centerstage.

  • baravelli

    “I’m pretty sure it’s okay to just substitute the word ‘working’ for any other verb.”
    - John Flaherty

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

      Colorless green ideas working furiously?

      • baravelli

        Chomsky was really working underneath that sentence.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    You can’t hit 180 18, let alone 9.

    • jon

      ill take that bet

      • http://deleted Total Dominication

        It’s just you really don’t keep hitting after 8 or 9 strokes. The course generally has policies to keep the game moving.

  • IRF

    16-3 K/BB ratio for Joba. Now if only he can start stranding runners.

  • Klemy

    Cowboy boots? Really Michael? Appropriate for a guy who might actually need a literal ten gallon hat.

  • Xstar7

    The Marlins just beat the Phillies. This makes me happy.

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

      Josh Johnson: philthy.

      • http://deleted Total Dominication

        My fantasy team thanks him. It helps make up for Lester’s shitty start.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Swish needs a few days off.

  • mbonzo

    Raffy is probably aching in some way. He was throwing 89 his last outing.

  • YanksFan in MA

    Frenchy had no intention of hitting the ball that way.

  • http://. Greg

    Francoeur is finding every hole

    • CBean

      TWSS?

  • http://. Greg

    Oh crap

    • http://. Greg

      nice

      • MikeD

        A young, rookie lefty power hitter facing Mo for the first time? That AB had strikeout written all over it. I wasn’t even concerned when Mo was down 3-0.

        His command tonight does seem off, though.

  • Danny Tartabull

    1 down!

  • Rob

    “Hey Rookie”
    “I’m going to give you a 3-0 head start”

    • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

      I laughed.

  • Joe

    As a tribute to the not present Soriano, Mo allows his contractually obligated base-runner.

  • Danny Tartabull

    1 – 4 – 3 DP GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • mbonzo

    Wow, nice play by Mo.

  • V

    That is the worst fucking catch phrase in sports. Congratulations, Kay, you’re an imbecile.

    • Klemy

      I know…

      Put it on the left side???

      /sigh

  • Danny Tartabull

    if only that would have happened in Arizona…..

    • http://. Greg

      10 years ago. Get over it

    • MikeD

      Sadly, I had a similar thought.

    • Erica

      Oh, c’mon dude.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Ok, so I thought that “put it on the left side” was to mock HH in Chicago. Anyway, the YANKES WIN!!!!!

  • Simon

    That was Moriffic, I would love to see Mo of that!

  • Erica

    THANK MO. That was gorgeous.

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    I’d still be pretty stoked if I were Hosmer. Not everyone gets struck out by Mo thier first week in the bigs.

  • Xstar7

    Greatest. Closer. Ever.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    So Boston is having their best prospect sit on the bench as a defensive sub? Really?

    • Big Apple

      not even sure why they’d bring him up…he’s not hitting at AAA. I guess Scutaro is going on the DL but he ain’t playing anyway.

      doesn’t make sense.

  • Chris

    If only you could have done that 10 years ago, Mo….

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Fucking Canada.

  • Big Apple

    Rauch is pitching to Pedroia…galoot to the munchkin…and the galoot wins!

  • Big Apple

    superstar Daniel Bard just gave up a dinger…

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    Wonder if Joba realizes his shirt is inside out…

  • forensic

    Who is this announcing on NESN with Orsillo tonight? He’s giving Flaherty a run for his money as the most boring announcer ever.

  • James G.

    This game had the best umpire punch-outs I’ve ever seen.

  • mbonzo

    Angel’s announcers are talking about how Granderson’s homeruns are cheap because of the jet stream in new Yankee Stadium.

    He has 7 HRs away and 4 HRs at home. Thats one big ass jet stream.

    • Big Apple

      my guess is they haven’t seen any of grandy’s bombs…talk about a laser show

      • mbonzo

        They’re just bitter because the Angels can’t hit homeruns for anything.

    • forensic

      How did they even get on that topic? Neither team in that game has anything to do with Granderson or the Yankees. Just another part of why I think they announcing team is one of the two or three worst in baseball.

      And what’s the deal with that franchise doing dumbass things like this mask record??? So pitiful.

      • mbonzo

        Started with a homerun by Izturis and they talked about the homerun leader Granderson. Then they said something about how you should never talk bad about a Yankee without saying anything, but then the other guy just said Granderson could thank the Yankee Stadium jet stream. Its just terrible analysis when you actually look at the numbers and stop trying to create a narrative.

  • Big Apple

    suck on that sox fans!

    • jon

      its so cute im watching NESN

      they just showed 2 clips from the yankee game

      1) swish missing the diving catch
      2) melky talking to cano as he rounds the bases

  • Rob Thomsen’s Chili Farts

    Freddie >>>>>>>>>>>> CC