May
11

Game 34: Vinny from Jersey

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(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

The Yankees have seen quite a bit of Vin Mazzaro in his brief big league career. He’s made three career starts against them (with the A’s, of course), only once completing five innings while pitching to a 9.69 ERA with nearly as many walks (ten) as strikeouts (12) in 13 innings. Yankee batters have tagged him for a .379/.486/.690 batting line in 70 plate appearances. I’m sure he’ll have some family in attendance for tonight, but I hope they go home disappointed for the Yankees’ sake. Here’s the lineup, same as yesterday’s…

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

A.J. Burnett, SP

YES will have the game when it begins a little after 7pm ET. Enjoy.

Notes: Busy afternoon today, with news about Gene Monahan, Rafael Soriano, Luis Ayala, and Lance Pendleton.

Categories : Game Threads
  • Pat D

    Mets get snowed out. Rangers score 7 runs, endure a 2 hour plus rain delay, and then get cancelled anyway.

    Chuckle.

  • Xstar7

    “The Yankees have seen quite a bit of Vin Mazzaro in his brief big league career. He’s made three career starts against them (with the A’s, of course), only once completing five innings while pitching to a 9.69 ERA with nearly as many walks (ten) as strikeouts (12) in 13 innings.”

    They’re doomed

  • Kevin G.

    I’m a Vinny from Jersey… kinda.

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

      Kevinny?

      • CS Yankee

        Kevinny Givinny?

  • Epy0n

    This kid Vinny should get slammed by our lineup. Tonight seems like the perfect night for Cano to pounce on the ball.

  • CS Yankee

    Why are we not leading this ballgame yet?

    /weredoomed

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    At this pace, Burnett will strike out 27 batters.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Ruined. Roo-eened.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        But he’s still on pace for a perfect game.

    • Cy Pettitte

      only on pace for 18 now, this guy sucks

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        If I didn’t actually resent Burnett to a certain degree I’d totally insert sarcastic comment here.

  • IRF

    Selig just made this press release:

    Check Swings are for pussies

  • Cy Pettitte

    K.J

    umps who make that check swing call from behind the plate are douche bags though

  • Hummingbird S.

    AJ nasty!!

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    David DeJeezus.

  • IRF

    That looks like a hat they sell outside the stadium for 5 bucks

  • Cy Pettitte

    does McEnroe’s hat qualify as a fashion no-no?

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Phew.

  • CBean

    Gameday won’t refresh for me. Or at least, it keeps thinking that Derek Jeter is up to bat at all times.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      It’s a 17 pitch at bat.

    • YankeesJunkie

      No, your worst nightmare has come true.

    • IRF

      A 13 year old girl from New Jersey has hacked gameday

  • Hummingbird S.

    hanging slider, gotta hit that

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Yay-Rod.

  • Cy Pettitte

    jesus christ.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    A-Rod’s just a tad off.

  • Jose the Satirist

    Hey Mike, after reading that Posada piece earlier today I just wanted to remind you of your snark earlier this year.

    I voiced the concern that some people had over Posada being an effective DH. You wrote it off and at one point sarcastically said “Yeah guys, I’m real worried about Jorge” after he hit a homer.

    I ate crow in that thread and looked foolish but warned that was a dangerously small sample. Just wanted to let you know your snark looks a bit more foolish now that Posada has recorded 100 AB.

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

      Fair enough.

      • CS Yankee

        For those of us scoring at home…is that an E-snark or a FC-snark?

        • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

          Score it E-snark!

    • OldYanksFan

      Except it wasn’t just one HR. Po had a very nice OPS for about the first 2 weeks.

      • Jose the Satirist

        This discussion started on April 3rd. There were only three games played at that point. My argument about sample size was more than valid at that time.

  • first time lawng time

    So during Melkys at bar they said he is the 5th player to homer in his first game in the Bronx after winning a WS with NY. Of the other 4 players to do the same, Matsui wasn’t mentioned…why? He homered off Pettitte right?

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Yes, they left Matsui off that list.

      • Pat D

        I only thought he homered in the second series that the Angels played in New York last year?

        • CS Yankee

          2nd game-1st series…I’m thinking

        • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

          I’m too lazy to look it up, but you could be right. The Yanks started the season on the road, so it’s possible that the series was the second between the two teams.

      • first time lawng time

        Okay good, glad to know I’m not imagining things lol

    • Jose the Satirist

      This game? http://www.baseball-reference......4130.shtml

      I don’t see a Matsui homer on there.

    • BigBlueAL

      He homered in his 3rd game back vs Phil Hughes.

      • Jose the Satirist

        This is the correct answer as to why Matsui wasn’t mentioned.

  • Jose the Satirist

    Worst poll ever? It is just a recap of last night.

    • Bombers

      Not to mention the swisher dive should be an option.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Damn that was a nice try by Gardner.

  • IRF

    Ugh. Please be OK Mark

  • RalphieD

    funny reaction by Burnett…he was like “awww snap i cant believe you almost had that, you fast guy, you”

  • Cy Pettitte

    long ass single

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Eric Chavez with a broken foot runs faster than a healthy Jorge Posada. Fact.

  • CS Yankee

    Vinny is due…for about 5 ER thru 3.

  • Ari G

    great slide

  • swishers fauxhawk

    That ump was pretty excited.

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

    Very nice slide, Robinson.

  • Esteban

    What a (lazy) slide by Cano!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    now that’s what I call a slide

  • Teh Comp Pick

    Dyson’s speed is unreal…Fastest guy in baseball I think right now. Maybe Bourne second?

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    They CAN NOT shut up about Francoeur’s arm!

  • Pat D

    No one’s been talkin’ bout Russell Martin’s slump…

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Not enough time. We have to talk about Francoeur’s strong throwing arm.

      • Pat D

        Oh. I’m at work, so I wouldn’t know what they’re saying.

        • CS Yankee

          So your saying that everyone could be talking about Russell Martin’s slump and you wouldn’t know, right?

          • Pat D

            Like I said in response to Mike’s comment, I was referring more to here.

            • CS Yankee

              Nothing to see here folks, move along.

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

      Didn’t they just have a graphic up about it on YES?

      • Pat D

        I’m at work, so I’m not watching.

        I was also kind of more referring to here, I haven’t really seen anyone mention it, thought it’s very possible I have missed it.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Unleash the grit.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Come on Jetes.

  • first time lawng time

    Flaherty is so stupid.

    • Pat D

      But he single-handedly beat the Red Sox.

  • CS Yankee

    Let’s go Jeet!

  • Ari G

    think martin shuda bunted there

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

      Sarcasm? Mazzaro had just given up three straight hits…

      • Ari G

        ha yup relax

  • Jonathan

    Don’t you love it when a singles hitter swings at ball four on a 3-1 count?

    • CS Yankee

      about as much as a power hitter.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Runners in sad places.

  • Hummingbird S.

    at least they have the lead but this lack of hitting with RISP sucks

    • CS Yankee

      Indeed, but 1 for 4 is above league average though.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Mike? What are you, twelve?

    • Slugger27

      ??

  • Cy Pettitte

    booooo there goes the no hitter

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      its an E1

      • Cy Pettitte

        yea my bad

  • IRF

    The Hosmers are not a charismatic people.

  • CS Yankee

    What in the hell is going on in Toronto? They have Juan Riveria batting cleanup???

    (not to mention he K’d with bases juiced against Lackey with no-outs)

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Atta baby, Russel.

  • Kostas

    I think aside from Boston, the Yankees might be the more fearful of RISP than any other team. #RISPKryptonite

    • CS Yankee

      Let’s hope the Royals go with that approach and walk the first three batters every inning.

  • Esteban

    He’s so good!!

  • YankeesJunkie

    That is a hell of homer from Granderson, I never expected to see this type of power from him.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Fuck. Yes. Curtis. I. Love. You. Must. Keep. Using. One. Word. Sentences.

  • Xstar7

    There you go Curtis, there you go.

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosological Carlosologist

    The Major League leader in HR: Curtis Granderson. God I love this guy.

    • YankeesJunkie

      ZIPS has him at 36 homers this year.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Game Thread is dead tonight :(

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

      Blame the Royals.

  • YankeesJunkie

    A-Rod is close to breaking out.

  • Xstar7

    A-Rod with the Jeterian hit.

  • Corporate Scum

    Wow. I really miss Phil Coke.

  • OldYanksFan

    ARod is turming into Jeter right before our eyes.

    • Kostas

      You are so wrong. You clearly do not understand the skill it takes to hit the ball and make it go directly off the plate and bounce high enough that you can get an infield single….

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Dayum, Robinson.

  • Mojo

    WTF is up with GAMEDAY? I hate watching GameCast!

  • swishers fauxhawk

    This broadcast is a Swisher lovefest.

  • Kostas

    John Lackey giving up another bomb… Great non signing by the Yankees

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Breaking News: Lackey still sucks.

    • Jose the Satirist

      I love when that pen has to come in early.

  • Kostas

    Man, Tampa is tied with the Yankees and David Price is only 4-3.

    • Esteban

      Are Rays fans saying,
      “Man, we’re tied with Yankees and CC is on;y 3-2?”

      Maybe some are, but I’m not really concerned with people who use pitcher wins as a barometer for anything.

      • Kostas

        Really that is your response? Um, when is an observation a barometric measurement?

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Anytime we wanna knock Vinny from Jersey out of the game would be great.

  • Xstar7

    Time to break out of your slump Russell.

  • Cy Pettitte

    how the hell have they only managed to score 2?

    • first time lawng time

      Futility.

  • first time lawng time

    Let’s start a petition to can Flaherty.

    Or at least limit him to one series every other month. Preferably the ones that are on the weekends with Fox on Sat and ESPN on Sun.

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    One Jack 80 pitches through three. Two runs.

    Awesome.

  • Kostas

    If the object of the game was to load the bases but NOT score, the Yankees would be 162-0. #puredominance

    • Kostas

      Already 1-8 with 6 LOB…. #EpicFailure

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Yep, that was going to happen.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Wow Hosmer. I’ll remember this piece of trivia for some time.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Settle down, AJ.

  • first time lawng time

    LMAO remember in Minnesota last year (or maybe Baltimore) when NY hit a HR and a fan caught it and threw it back and hit the pitcher’s mound?

    I do.

  • pete

    is it me or does hosmer look a lot like Ellsbury?

    • Corporate Scum

      It’s not you.

      • vin

        It’s not you, it’s me?

  • Cy Pettitte

    they are teeing off on AJ now, no me gusta

  • iloveyoubartolo

    Ugly, ugly, ugly.

  • first time lawng time

    We should do a tally and count how many time Flaherty references to how bad he was as a player.

    He’s definitely fishing for compliments. Kinda sad. I’d feel sorry for him if I didn’t have to listen to him.

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    If this kid turns out to be as good as expected, the fan who threw the ball back will really wish he reconsidered.

    • Cy Pettitte

      yea that was dumb, at least hold onto it and negotiate for some signed stuff, lol

  • CMP

    Has Hosmer’s homer landed yet and does he get a free steak or a new suit after that blast?

  • first time lawng time

    Shut up Flaherty.

  • inpinstripes

    What a beauty!!!

  • swishers fauxhawk

    -Gardner
    -Good bunt

    Pick one.

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

    That was a gem, Brett. Well done.

    • jon

      He quickly fixed that

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Yay BUNTS!!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    yay BG

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Don’t do it Derek.

  • first time lawng time

    Alright. Seriously we need to pound this scrub. KC BP is intimidating.

  • Cy Pettitte

    gum in = going

  • first time lawng time

    Flaherty always analyzing things. He needs to shut up and lighten up.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Not even close.

  • Skip

    Well it would have been a double play anyway…

  • jon

    how nice of gardner to get caught stealing so jeter wouldnt GIDP

  • bakekrukow412

    I actually live in Cold Spring, where the Hosmer’s are from.

  • first time lawng time

    Arod is a pig. He’s always munching on seeds and spitting them out. He’s disgusting.

  • The209

    unacceptable.

  • Corporate Scum

    Wow. Screw the third base ump.

  • Mickey Scheister

    The ump is clearly racist, Grandy checked his swing. If it was a white player…

    • Corporate Scum

      By racist, do you mean blind? If so then yes.

      • Mickey Scheister

        Something! I could understand if they were close, but he clearly checked. The Ump was born in 1902, he is prob closed minded so realistically he is more likey racist than blind, if he was blind he wouldn’t be able to be racist. See blind Clan leader on Chappelles show.

  • NYY1

    Why does Gardner slide so early?

  • swishers fauxhawk

    I love Lackey.

    • Mickey Scheister

      He makes Colon look attractive.

    • Mister Delaware

      “Thanks,” said John Lackey. Then he farted.

  • first time lawng time

    Nancy Nuemann needs to be fired.

    Lackey is hideous.

  • Matt

    Another game that the Yankees have completely dominated, yet have not even come close to putting away the opposing team.

    One swing of the bat was all it took last inning to erase half of this lead, and every out off of Burnett was to the warning track.

    It’s embarrassing to not cash in on these kinds of opportunities. 1 for 8 with RISP in just 3 innings of the game. Either every hitter is hot at once or they all go ice cold at the same time. It’s unbelievable how streaky this team can be.

    • first time lawng time

      Not embarassing, it’s pathetic.

  • first time lawng time

    AJ and Robbie have the same cleats.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Cano looked like he almost jacked that one up. Lazy.

  • Mister Delaware

    There are few pitchers I enjoy watching more than Burnett when he’s not doing the overthrow-the-fastball-and-spike-the-curve routine.

    • Mister Delaware

      Impeccable timing.

  • YankeesJunkie

    I never thought of 75 pitches through 4.2 IP as really elevated (Royals announcers).

    • Mickey Scheister

      They should look at some guy named Vin’s pitch count if they wanna see elevated.

  • Cy Pettitte

    waling Dyson is unforgivable

  • first time lawng time

    No matter what happens, the offense has sucked tonight (in terms of scoring rubs) so far.

    • Mister Delaware

      Easy there, perv.

    • first time lawng time

      Runs not rubs.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Appeal to 3rd!!!!!!

  • Mickey Scheister

    Best name in baseball: Adcock.

  • Teh Comp Pick

    Somebody DFA this Rodriguez guy

  • Xstar7

    Wow A-Rod.

  • Cy Pettitte

    not fucking cool.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Adcock is an asshole.

  • Mister Delaware

    Just take him out.

  • first time lawng time

    Awww Robbie!!!
    Clear the benches!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Adcock balls to the face don’t seem like they’d be a pleasant experience

    • inpinstripes

      +10

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      +1

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        +1,000,000

        /nottobeoutdone

    • Corporate Scum

      I lol’d.

    • Cy Pettitte

      unless you’re into that kind of stuff, not judging anyone.

  • V

    Don’t fucking mess around. If it could be a concussion, pull him.

    Stupid.

    • V

      Ok, good. Thank you.

  • jon

    wow that man can fly

  • nedro

    pitchers who hit dudes in the head need to be required by the rules to bat the following inning.

    • Cy Pettitte

      Robbie should get a free shot with his bat, like a piñata

    • Mister Delaware

      pitchers intentionally who hit dudes in the head need to be required by the rules to bat the following inning.

      And that was not intentional.

      • Mister Delaware

        I suck at adding words.

        • nedro

          How bout:

          pitchers who hit dudes intentionally need to be disciplined buy the ump/league, not than anyone could prove it was intentional.
          pitchers who hit dudes in the HEAD, unintentionally or otherwise, need to be straight up dealt with.

          • Mister Delaware

            Why not punish hitters who drills fans inside the far edges of the dugouts? Sure, they didn’t mean to, but they swung way too early or too late and the result was bad.

            • Mickey Scheister

              But really, in the head? On purpose or not any pitcher that hits a batter in the head should be addressed. It’s no where near the zone and 100% unacceptable. I understand pitching in but in the head? No excuse, IMO.

            • nedro

              why not punish posters who a. use humor/sarcasm, or b. can’t recognize it? (see original post)

              • nedro

                on a serious note, I like the pinata idea.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Seriously, I really hope someone retaliates for that shit. Yankee hitters seem to get hit so often with no repercussions, it’s bullshit and it could end someones career.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Wait until the Sox come to town…

    • Mister Delaware

      Give me a break. Retaliating for that is like punishing a kid juice. Zero intent.

      • Mister Delaware

        Jesus christ, computer. “… punishing a kid for spilling his juice.”

        • Mickey Scheister

          If my kid threw their sippy cup at my head, they’d get punished. If they “spilled their juice”, we’d laugh about it and clean it up. I’m from Dover, DE so I ain’t mad atcha!

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    Apparently it’s Buchholz, Beckett, and Lester for the weekend.

    • Mister Delaware

      Win, win, loss.

      • nedro

        Win, Loss, Tie.

      • Xstar7

        Loss, loss, loss. The Red Sox are the 1927 Yankees remember?

        • nedro

          Oh, shit, sorry, my bad.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Yes!

  • IRF

    Picked the perfect player to hit

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

    Why the warning? I’m sure he intentionally hit him to move the tying run into scoring position…

    • Mister Delaware

      Best part is you could see the ump say “that’s going to be a warning … I know”. You almost get the feeling AJ’s response was “that wasn’t intentional”.

    • first time lawng time

      I think it was just precautionary.

  • first time lawng time

    Intentional or not?

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    If that was on purpose, don’t do it with a man on base

  • Cy Pettitte

    why would he intentionally plunk someone with someone on base already and 1 run lead? obviously unintentional

  • Mister Delaware

    Girardi and Yost are going to get together and overrule the ump.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Walks and HBP. Love it.

  • Cy Pettitte

    no A-splosion please.

  • Wow

    Why not retaliate by scoring some runs?

    • http://deleted Total Dominication

      +0/0

  • IRF

    So LoJoMo in the 7th-8th-9th?

    D-rob threw a lot of pitches last night

  • YankeesJunkie

    Nice K for Burnett.

  • Mister Delaware

    Nunez BULLSEYE!

  • YankeesJunkie

    Nunez throw to first base accurately! Auto-win!

    • Mickey Scheister

      I cringed.

  • Cy Pettitte

    crisis A-verted

  • Corporate Scum

    Man, AJ’s baserunner/hit ratio is running a little high tonight.

  • Chip

    I love that AJ can get out of those situations now. He’s very close to being the above average number 2 we signed

    • http://deleted Total Dominication

      I mean, he is right now. It’s wether he can do what he couldn’t last year, and sustain it.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Yay for BABIP regression!

  • Chip

    Wow, great at-bat by Posada

  • Cy Pettitte

    OT but this is the most ridiculous baseball related video I’ve ever seen, I feel compelled to share it with my fellow RABers

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....r_embedded

    • first time lawng time

      Lol what the heck? So bizarre.

  • Pat D

    Jorge with 2 hits and a walk?

    Sounds like there should be a “Whither Jorge?” article every day!

  • first time lawng time

    What’s the crowd chanting?

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Posada read your piece Mike.

  • jetrer

    here comes the bunt

  • YankeesJunkie

    Russell Martin makes my fantasy team very happy!

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    The slumping catchers talk about their base hits.

  • Chip

    Fake the bunt and swing away, they’ll have the wheel play on to get Posada

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    DO NOT BUNT!!!!!

    • http://deleted Total Dominication

      so far so good

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Don’t bunt BG PLEASE we seem to be seeing Adcock’s balls really well.

    • http://deleted Total Dominication

      That will never get old.

    • nedro

      fan-freakin-taaaaastic!

  • IRF

    Joe, please remember what happened last time Gardner didnt bunt

  • YankeesJunkie

    Someone must have stolen Giradi’s notebook!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Brett’s hitting the ball too hard

  • Chip

    I thought that was a sure single off the bat. Nice try Brett

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Damn, nice contact.

  • IRF

    AH!! we should have bunted!

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    1 for 10.

  • first time lawng time

    RISP fail!

  • Wow

    Score.

  • Chip

    Well, he didn’t hit it on the ground

  • jetrer

    Come on Grandy. Pound this midget.

    • Mickey Scheister

      They have a website for that.

  • whitey

    Twice tonight, i know it’s not allowed on this site, that the yanks should have moved runners up

    • http://deleted Total Dominication

      Fallacy of the pre-determined outcome.

    • jetrer

      Your assuming they would have successfully moved the runners up. That hardly certain with Gardner at the plate and Posada on second.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Grandy hits a deep HR to right off the lefty here, I’m feelin’ it!

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Yay Canada!!!

  • nedro

    oh the little backwards pitching munchkin again?

  • whitey

    Pre-determined would be the double play

  • Kostas

    What a fucking waste. But quality pitching like KC has will kill strand runners every time.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Fuck all these pop ups and ZERO production with RISP. These kinda games get hard to watch.

  • Xstar7

    Wow. Just more and more RISP fail for the Yankees.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Ayala and Logan up in the bullpen with a 1 run lead, oh boy.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Strike this fool out!

  • Kostas

    Yankees to date – Runners at 1,2 – 17 k’s ; 8 dp’s. .228 BA

  • Jack Klompus

    Just one hit with RISP and we’d have an insurmountable lead against these guys. A-Rod failed, Martin failed, Posada failed. If these guys want to maintain their spots in the lineup they need to start getting the job done like the Captain.

    • http://deleted Total Dominication

      Wait, Posada failed?

    • jetrer

      Posada has the one hit

  • Chip

    AJ, what a stud

  • YankeesJunkie

    Take that game from Burnett!

  • Jack Klompus

    And what does AJ have to do to get some runs? They never score for him, even against nobody pitchers.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Good job AJ. JobaMo to close it out now.

    • Mister Delaware

      I wish we could flip the walks and hits.

  • Pat D

    That’ll do, AJ.

    Insurance runs, please.

  • rek4ghrig

    Enough with these nail biters against KC…time to blow this game wide open

  • Mojo

    Serious question . . . Statistically, is there a worse team with RISP than the Yankees?

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

      Many. They’re middle of the road in batting average, top eight in OPS.

      http://espn.go.com/mlb/stats/t.....order/true

      • Mojo

        Thank you.

        • Mister Delaware

          Not even being a dick here, but you’re watching a sport where 13 failures in 20 attempts is still good. Remember that.

          • Esteban

            To be a pedant, that’s for BA, not for OBP.

            • JobaWockeeZ

              This.

            • Mister Delaware

              Not really. .350 OBP is good. .350 AVG is the balls.

              • Esteban

                True, sort of misread your original comment.

  • ThrillHouseMD

    Lolz Lackey.

    Why did they leave him in so long?

    • Cy Pettitte

      he is a bulldog who battles, he could hav easily gotten -6 runs in an inning to tie it up.

      • Mister Delaware

        Lackey: [farts]

      • Mister Delaware

        Lackey: [farts]

      • Mister Delaware

        Lackey: [farts]

      • Mister Delaware

        Did I make my point clear? Lackey looks like the type of guy who farts without regard for the circumstance.

        • Esteban

          Whoa how did you get past the duplicate comment blocker?

          • Mister Delaware

            I can’t tell if its my laptop, the site or both conspiring to make me suck. See above where about 6 straight words in a sentence got dumped.

  • Turk Turkleton

    It’s almost as if MLB Network asked themselves, how can we be as bad as Baseball Tonight?

    At that point, they created “Intentional Talk”…I swear, it’s not soley based on Millar, but what the EFF is the purpose of that show?

    • Pat D

      Yea, the only show I watch on MLBN is Quick Pitch so I don’t have to watch their “analysts.” I’d much rather deal with ESPN’s crew.

      • Mister Delaware

        Yuck.

  • CMP

    Dallas Braden needs surgery on his shoulder for a torn capsule.

    On the bright side, at least he won’t have to worry about an opposing player running across the mound while he’s pitching for the next year or so.

    • rek4ghrig

      Yikes. Lots of injuries this year

    • Cy Pettitte

      In the hospital: “HEY! don’t reach across my bed to adjust the IV drips”

      • CMP

        …and god help the person who sits on the edge of his hospital bed while he’s still lying in it.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        Bunt ARod!!!

    • Pat D

      Sucks for him. This just increases the chances he’ll be remembered as the worst pitcher to throw a perfect game.

      Seriously though, that’s not an easy injury to overcome. I believe that was one of the problems Brien Taylor had.

      • Mister Delaware

        This might save him. Len Barker will still be the worst, Braden will be the most obscure.

        • Pat D

          Charlie Robertson might actually be both of those, though.

          • Mister Delaware

            This is what I get for seeing his name and thinking “I don’t know who that is but I’ll just guess he was better than Barker and Braden”. Score one for no research.

      • CMP

        I think Chien Ming Wang did too.

  • PaulF

    AJ just put up a BABIP of .000 in that game didn’t he?

    • http://deleted Total Dominication

      Yup.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    How are there Yankees suck chants but no Let’s go Yankees? Sure they forget how to hit when a runner is on base but come on.

  • Ben

    Just gotta ask, has anyone ever enjoyed watching a game the Yankees have led all the way less than this?

    • http://deleted Total Dominication

      Yes.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Please let us rest RoJoMo.

  • Cy Pettitte

    this team is anti-clutch.

    • Mickey Scheister

      The .201 average with RISP agrees.

  • Xstar7

    Please don’t waste this opportunity.

  • Mojo

    It seems like they’ve put men on First and Second with one out or less in every inning so far. Shit’s brutal, yo.

    • http://deleted Total Dominication

      Every inning but the 4th and 5th.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Martin got nicked up on that foul ball to the mask I guess.

  • Mickey Scheister

    I really hope Posada doesn’t swing over the top of a breaking pitch here…

  • nedro

    yeeeessssss…….

  • Mojo

    Another thing I don’t seem to understand is how the Yankees’ strategy of pushing starting pitchers out of the game appears to work against them this year. Is it me, or are the Yankees struggling against Long-Relievers and mop-ups?

  • Mickey Scheister

    Cmon Yanks! Do something!

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Amazing that with 5 1st and 2nd on with 1 or less out innings, this is the first where the bases are loaded.

  • PaulF

    Fans just did the wave in a one run game while the Yankees have two on.

  • nedro

    frickin frick

  • Cy Pettitte

    holy shit this is ridiculous

  • jetrer

    awful

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Wow. Have Martin and Posada switched bats?

  • Mickey Scheister

    Jesus Christ! It’s like beating off with no competetion…

    • Mickey Scheister

      You get right there…then…no, nothing. Like ole Whiskey di…nevermind.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Alright just go back to home run or bust mentality.

    Yes it’s a joke.

  • Xstar7

    Why do they even try

  • Ben

    Potentially on our way to a 3 and a half hour 2-1 game. Rough.

  • jetrer

    where’s Joba?????

  • Kostas

    fail·ure? ?
    [feyl-yer]
    –noun
    1. an act or instance of failing or proving unsuccessful; lack of success: His effort ended in failure. the campaign was a failure.
    2. nonperformance of something due, required, or expected: a failure to do what one has promised; a failure to appear.
    3. a subnormal quantity or quality; an insufficiency: the failure of crops.

    Just added:

    4. Yankee hitters with runners in scoring position.

    • Mister Delaware

      5. Using a dictionary definition in a narrative.

      • Esteban

        Deep burn.

  • Cy Pettitte

    too many good bullpen pitchers, not enough innings

  • Kostas

    1-13 RISP – 12 LOB….

    on the individual line of the box score the total LOB is 27…

    • http://deleted Total Dominication

      The line totals up after each at bat, instead of each inning.

  • Jonathan

    Fuckin ump flinched

  • Pat D

    DRob, I’ll never win the argument with my dad that you’re the future closer if you keep walking people!

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    D Rob is just walking men on base so he could do the Houdini thing right?

    • CBean

      i swear he does better coming into a bad situation than starting out with a clean inning

  • YankeesJunkie

    That is one nasty curve!

  • Mister Delaware

    God do I love that kid’s swing.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    9 hits and 6!!! walks.

  • Mickey Scheister

    So belt high is lo longer a strike? Good to know.

    • Mickey Scheister

      Not the last one, that was outside, the first two to Butler.

  • Esteban

    KRob only walks or ks people.

    • Pat D

      The Nolan Ryan of relievers.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    I wonder what Girardi is writing.

    • CBean

      An angry letter to the umpire?

      • Mister Delaware

        “Dear Butthead …”

        • Esteban

          I lol’ed

    • Cy Pettitte

      grocery list

    • Zooboy

      “Dearest Binder…”

  • Pat D

    ESPN’s Gamecast had every pitch to Butler as a strike.

    • Mister Delaware

      That’s a bad sign because the overhead cam showed the last pitch on the lefty box’s chalk.

      • Pat D

        Interesting. That one was right on the line of their zone, so I called it a strike.

        But now I know to not rely on that whatsoever.

        • Mister Delaware

          Thinking about it, I imagine its entirely possible pitch f/x is right and the overhead cam is slighly askew.

  • Mister Delaware

    Curve him to death here.

  • Cy Pettitte

    might as well walk Frenchy too, make it really interesting

    • http://deleted Total Dominication

      I don’t care how good a season he’s having, it takes incredible non-skill for a major league calibre pitcher to unintentionally walk Jeff Francoeur.

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    Can always count on Frenchy.

  • Jack Klompus

    I’ll just never understand how we leave so many men on base. Russell Martin better start hitting soon or Montero will be up to take his job.

  • Chip

    Poor AJ

  • Cy Pettitte

    death by walks

  • YankeesJunkie

    Well….fuck

  • jetrer

    so thats what a hit with RISP looks like

  • CBean

    Sigh. Maybe we should have, you know, gotten some damn runs in all those times we had the bases loaded.

  • Jack Klompus

    And why was Joba not in this ballgame? AJ once again pitches a gem and has nothing to show for it.

    • Ray the Anti-Handle

      I’m fine with Robertson being in the game, even though I thought Joba would have been a better choice considering he only threw 9 pitches yesterday.

    • Slugger27

      joba pitched saturday, sunday, and tuesday.

      if youre looking to place blame out of frustration, look at soriano. hes getting paid 11M for this very scenario.

    • Esteban

      People complained when KRob was brought in earlier to games, people complain when he’s brought in later in games. Girardi can do no right.

      And if the Yankees win, who the hell cares who gets the pitcher win.

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

    Sigh.

  • Wow

    Two hits.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    This game is gonna last a while.

  • Pat D

    OK, so ESPN Gamecast had the third pitch to Betemit way outside, yet it was a called strike.

    • jetrer

      it was way outside

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    Good fucking job D-Rob.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    I hate how Kay says it wasted AJ’s night. Like, do the 1 run 7 innings go away now?

    • Jack Klompus

      Yes they do. He deserved that W. The offense, Robertson, and Girardi all failed. AJ definitely deserves better support than he has received.

      • http://deleted Total Dominication

        AJ works for the team, not the other way around. His strong start is what keeps this game close.

        • Esteban

          This.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      You’re kidding if AJ doesn’t care about the win. They don’t show it but players care…

      • Esteban

        But why should we?

  • Mister Delaware

    Melky Cabrera ? Future 3B coach

  • Xstar7

    Fuck. Now the Yankees have to score.

  • Matt

    If they lose, don’t even think about blaming Robertson.

    He threw 25 pitches yesterday and had to come in again to face the heart of the order.

    How about this PATHETIC offense score some runs? 16 baserunners, 2 runs, and 1 for 13 with RISP. If you can’t score more than 2 runs with those chances, you deserve to lose.

    • Jack Klompus

      Robertson walked two men and gave up the go ahead run. He is as much to blame for the loss as anyone. Where was Joba? Ask Girardi, he failed too.

      • Esteban

        What loss? They haven’t lost yet. And Joba has pitched 3 of 4 days.

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    Mike Jynxed D-Rob today by saying that he’s going to fail.

    Thanks a lot jerkface.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Joe wants to really put this out of reach, fuck tie games and potential extra innings, he has things to do.

  • Esteban

    Oh walks. Where’s Soriano when you need him?

    Why is Burnett’s performance ‘wasted’? He only gave up 1 run, and the Yankees should have scored a lot more. And the game’s not over yet. Who cares who gets the pitcher win (if they win)?

    • bonestock94

      I bet the pitcher cares

      • Esteban

        Maybe AJ does, but he’s in the middle of his contract anyway. But we shouldn’t.

  • IRF

    D-rob :(

  • jon

    the royals has 2 runs on 2 hits

    the yankees have 2 runs on 9 hits

  • epy0n

    Why throw that curveball in a 1-2 count in the middle of the plate and not somewhere away to tease the batter. Bad pitch and he gets punished for it.

  • Rey22

    Did D-Rob get booed off the mound?

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    No!!!! Bring in Joba you fool!

  • tom

    AJ didn’t deserve this, but you can almost say the Yankees did. It defies the law of averages, the number of men they’ve left on base tonight.

    Not that I’m waving a white towel or anything, but, jeez, they’ve dominated the game everywhere tonight except in the runs column.

  • jetrer

    so who is hurt/sick, Joba or Mo??

    • Slugger27

      neither. jobas pitched 3 of the last 4 days, and mo was going to pitch the 9th

      • jetrer

        Thanks – didn’t realize that about Joba

  • whitey

    Frustrating when you expect your #8 and #9 hitter to be your RBI guys

  • YankeesJunkie

    Time to score some runs.

  • mbonzo

    Joba better be sick to send Drob out there. If its Mo who’s sick then you should be able to send Joba out for 2 innings. If its Mo, I agree with what Girardi did kinda.

    • Esteban

      Or Joba has pitched a lot lately, and Girardi was trying to get him a night off? Is that a possibility?

  • Xstar7

    At least they only gave up one run. That inning could’ve been much worse. Now it’s time for the Yankees offense to FUCKING WAKE UP!

  • YankeesJunkie

    Hopefully Gardner can actually steal a base this time.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Gardner please steal second

  • Jonathan

    steal. then bunt. do it BEFORE Jeter GIDP.

  • Mister Delaware

    I vote steal, no bunt. Or hit and run fast.

  • mbonzo

    Stolen base, sac bunt, sac fly. Bring in Mo.

  • YankeesJunkie

    FUCK!

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    Woo hoo free outs!

  • jetrer

    FUCKING AWFUL

  • bonestock94

    LOL

  • Mister Delaware

    Wall meet fist.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    fuck

  • Slappy White

    Gardner is the worst baserunning , fast player ever….grow a fucking set and steal the base

  • mbonzo

    Sac fly works like a charm again!

  • Jonathan

    Nice fucking bunt Derek.

  • ArchStanton

    This team is brain dead.

  • Esteban

    Smallball! Gotta love it!

  • mbonzo

    Sac bunt works like a charm again!

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Jeter with the epic bunt fail.

  • Pasqua

    How many times does Girardi need to see this movie before he realizes how it ends?

  • Mister Delaware

    Gardner has to pick up Jeter (Girardi) here.

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    *Facepalm*

    Just steal the frickin’ base…

  • Cy Pettitte

    oh my fucking god.

  • Mister Delaware

    That was textbook how to dick up a leadoff baserunner.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    We deserve to loose this one. Fucking pathetic

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    aq3ws4ed5rf6tg7y9h0uinom[p,

  • Chip

    You really just need to attempt a steal there, no excuse for staying put

    • jetrer

      50% basestealer should NOT attemp to steal with power hitters up

  • bonestock94

    I’m so angry but I can only laugh at thought of everyone’s head exploding at the events that just occurred.

  • Ben from Stanford

    Hey, no LOB this inning.

  • tom

    THAT’S what was missing

  • jetrer

    FUCK Fuck FUCK Fuck fuck FUCK

  • jon

    why steal when you can GIDP

  • Wow

    Have I been watching the Mariners play the Royals all this time?

    • http://deleted Total Dominication

      You think the Mariners could get 16 baserunners? Delusional.

      • Pat D

        The Padres came into their game today hitting .219. They got 23 hits.

      • Wow

        Well played.

  • mbonzo

    This team is cold as ice.

    I still smell pie.

    • Cy Pettitte

      if they get a walkoff the batter should get a shit sandwich to the face because they still suck and this game should have been over in the 3rd inning

      • Yankee Fan 1

        hahahahaaaa

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Can we get a new thread for luck? And better loading time?

    • Esteban

      Seconded.

  • Xstar7

    They’re torturing us

  • Mister Delaware

    Atleast this isn’t Ayala. I would have shit anger.

    • jetrer

      Ayala gets the next inning … just delaying the inevitable

  • mbonzo

    Why not use Logan for Getz? Obviously Mo is better, but at least you could use him for the 10th too.

    • Mister Delaware

      Because the way this season has gone for Logan, you’d be bringing in Mariano to face a sac bunt then 2 cracks at a bloop single.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Because Logan can’t get lefties out?

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Bottom of the 8th in a tight game did anyone think Gardner would go? He lacks the elite baserunning skills so he plays it safe.

    I don’t blame him. His team should be able to you know get a hit or get on base.

    • mbonzo

      He needs to learn how to steal bases better.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        He could but he should have more confidence in his speed. Dude is a true burner.

        But he did his job by getting on base. Outright relying on the SB is ridiculous in this lineup.

  • CBean

    Pie please.

  • Mister Delaware

    I call a Lex Bomb.

  • mbonzo

    Predicting it now, Nunez gets pie just to spite Mike.

    • Ray the Anti-Handle

      +26

  • Xstar7

    Mariano Rivera is still lights out. He’s one of the few people we can count on

  • YankeesJunkie

    Time for an A-Rod sac bunt!

    • mbonzo

      Pass the torch to our star Nunez.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Do not walk! Their better off without RISP! HR or bust

  • Esteban

    Oh Alex :(

  • BigTimeBartolo

    The Arod slump is getting really old. Do something productive please, Alex

  • Xstar7

    A-Rod is really locked in.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    It’s okay Teix we don’t need a RISP…

    And I’m completely serious. Just go HR mentality form here on out.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Lol Getz. Although if we’re able to get the run in here only because of an error, the win will feel a little hollow.

  • mbonzo

    Come on Swish!

  • Chip

    So Nunez can steal a base but Gardner can’t? Come on Girardi

    • jetrer

      How is that Girardi’s fault???

    • Kostas

      someone said it earlier, Gardner is a the worst base stealer with great speed in baseball.

  • Kostas

    Shit runner at second…. Same ending coming.

  • YankeesJunkie

    There goes any chance of scoring with that stolen base.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Dear Brett Gardner: please observe the base-stealing of Eduardo Nunez.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      It’s something you’re born with.

  • mbonzo

    This is dumb.

  • CBean

    You don’t have to take that Jorge! (please don’t take that)

    • the tenth inning stretch

      *cranks the Twisted Sister*

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Thanks.

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    Jorge: Beware the sliders in the dirt.

    • inpinstripes

      Another 2 fucking out run…

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    Make ‘em pay, Jorge.

  • Mister Delaware

    I want a walk-off then a dick grab at the Royals bench.

  • Mickey Scheister

    HIP…HIP…

  • Jack Klompus

    Jorge needs to come through here to redeem himself in the eyes of Yankee fans.

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

      You should probably just stop talking. You haven’t said one thing that makes sense.

  • Ben from Stanford

    Kay started a dramatic sentence and then realized in the middle that everything was pretty normal: “Wow, they’re deciding to WALK a STRUGGLING hitter, so that you can pitch to a guy who’s 2 for 2 tonight… oh wait it’s Posada, he’s batting .150, yeah that makes sense.”

  • Esteban

    Jorge makes me :(

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Jorge. Geez.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    19 baserunners.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Here’s a hint DO NOT PUT RUNNERS IN SCORING POSITION.

    I like the effort Nunez but you killed us.

  • http://. Greg

    I thought Mike said we were going to kill the Royals

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

      When did I saw that? Enlighten me.

      • http://. Greg

        You said that we should be able to beef up on the Royals in the series preview

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

          I said that in the series preview Joe wrote?

          • http://. Greg

            Sorry then I ask Joe

  • Mister Delaware

    Gross. That was an I-need-to-start-my-bat-earlier-than-I-used-to kinda K.

  • tom

    If the Yankees lose, this is the worst game I ever saw.

    • Ben from Stanford

      Did you start watching baseball like 3 weeks ago?

      • Mister Delaware

        I still think we’re getting to the point of needing separate threads for the normal fans and the reactionary spazzes.

      • tom

        Actally, way many years ago.

        That quote actually came from a Tigers fan, in a Roger Angell New Yorker piece, who was watching a similar game. I was using it semi-facetiously, but I thought it expressed a sentiment all truly devoted fans feel.

        • Mister Delaware

          You can be devoted without being devoid of logic.

          • tom

            You’re missing my point. It was the sort of hyperbole fans use during excruciating games. Obviously, facetiousness doesn’t fully translate to the Internet.

    • Kostas

      Even if the Yankees win, this game could be the worst game you ever saw… at least the most pathetic display by a $200 million dollar offense juggernaut..

      • V

        Get that right. This is not a $200M offense. It’s a $115M starting lineup, $2.4M bench, $43.6M rotation, $28.7M bullpen, and $12M DL.

      • Esteban

        EVAR!!!!!!

    • http://deleted Total Dominication

      Not even close. Even this year, the Soriano 4run explosion was worse. And don’t get me started on the Cleveland game last year.

      • Matt

        Umm, they scored double digits in runs in the Cleveland game. This would without a doubt be far more pathetic if they lost it, given how many chances they have had to put up 5 or 6 runs tonight.

  • mbonzo

    Lots of extra inning games tonight.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    0-infinity with runners in scoring position.

    ridiculous

  • DareBear

    Forget the strikeout.. 2 base bits and 2 walks in 5 PA. Jorge is back.

    • jetrer

      Easy there … the hits weren’t exactly screaming line drives.

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    Sliders in the dirt. If you got one, Jorge will swing in it’s general direction.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    WHERE. IS. JOBA.

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

      He’s pitched in three of the last four days. For the millionth time.

      • Jose the Satirist

        Kay didn’t get that memo.

  • Jose the Satirist

    Nice new bullpen graphic. I like it.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Buddy Carlyle and Luis Ayala left in the pen. Awesome.

  • Xstar7

    The Yankees deserve to lose. And with Buddy Carlisle on the mound that’s a likely scenario.

  • Simon

    We only have 2 pitchers left. Time for Swisher to bring out the ol’ cannon.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    ned yost spits in jorges face, and he takes it like a bitch haha

    • Mister Delaware

      you right good haha

    • JD

      He worked a 3-2 count and struck out on a pretty good pitch, its not like he just swung at the first pitch

  • Mickey Scheister

    What’s the record for worst RISP in a game?

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    uh oh

  • jetrer

    fucking walks. at least make them earn it

  • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

    wow, cool time to get home and tune in. what i miss?

    • http://deleted Total Dominication

      19 baserunners. 2 runs.

      • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

        good grief

    • mbonzo

      You don’t want to know.

    • Jose the Satirist

      Cano getting hit in the head. Hosmer homered. Swisher was intentionally walked to pitch to Posada. General inability to score despite getting hits.

  • mbonzo

    Something needs to happen with this bullpen.

    • http://. Greg

      Like what?

      • mbonzo

        Bring up DJ for long relief.

        • Chip

          Really? You’re going to complain about one of the best bullpens in the game?

          • mbonzo

            One of the best bullpens going in to the season. Without Feliciano, with Soriano sucking and injured, and with these bullpen roles, I don’t like this bullpen anymore than last year. Our options tonight were basically Robertson (who had 25 pitches yesterday) and Mo. That’s unacceptable for a team that’s paying them so much. Bring up a kid who’s been great to knock some life into these guys.

  • Mickey Scheister

    This doesn’t inspire the utmost confidence, ole Buddy walking the first guy. This one is over. Goodnight Yanks, hello DVR’ed American Idol.

    /praying for a dp before I change channel’d

    • Mister Delaware

      “This one is over. Goodnight Yanks, hello DVR’ed American Idol.”

      You should be forced to get this tattooed on your neck so everyone knows you suck.

      • Mickey Scheister

        I’m still watching, dick. I couldn’t bring myself to change it, despite presure from the wife.

  • Jonathan

    Think Robbie turns that?

    • jetrer

      close, but I think yes

    • mbonzo

      Nope.

  • mbonzo

    Nunez didn’t throw the ball away!!!!!
    YEAAAAA! SUCK IT ROYALS!

  • Simon

    When is Girardi going to realize that Jorge can’t hit and try Jones there for a game or 2?

    • Simon

      My bad , what i meant to say is why doesnt Girardi try Jones for a game at DH.

    • jetrer

      Jones isn’t hitting either

  • BigBlueAL

    Nunez aint Cano turning the DP. Then again not many are.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    What the fuck was that Buddy?

  • Rick Ankiel

    /shudder

  • jetrer

    This game is giving me a migraine

    • Simon

      I also just took 2 tylenol, this game is too long and too frustrating.

  • Jonathan

    Wow…just because you’re in the major leagues, it doesn’t mean you’re a major leaguer

    • Mister Delaware

      “Its totally on point, but I think its a bit too long for an autobiography title.” – Chase Wright’s literary agent

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    Jeter: “I don’t know your name but that pitch was terribad.

  • Jonathan

    Buddy should have thrown that vs Frenchy. He might have actually swung

  • Chip

    Wow Buddy, you aren’t looking too good with that whole command thing

    • mbonzo

      I ain’t yo Buddy, Pal.

      • Jose the Satirist

        I’ve been thinking this with every comment saying “Buddy”.

      • Mickey Scheister

        I ain’t your pal, buddy!

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Mike, can we please get a new thread. It’s getting pretty slow.

    • jetrer

      no need. The suffering is almost over.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    fuuuuuck

  • Esteban

    Well this sucks.

  • http://. Greg

    Well goodnight everybody.

  • YankeesJunkie

    MOTHER FUCKER! This game has just been brutal.

    • Slugger27

      u act like 19 baserunners thru 9 innings should yield more than 2 runs. crazy talk.

  • Chip

    Oy vey, you had to know that was coming with all the elevated pitches from Buddy

  • General Tsao

    This man should not be pitching in this ballgame! Girardi lost the game! Where’s Joba?

    • http://. Greg

      Look up

    • jetrer

      Yes, Joba should be able to pitch in every game. Why is Girardi not treating this game like game 7 of the World Series?

  • Mister Delaware

    You can really feel Buddy’s anger through these IBB pitches.

  • Wow

    Funny how this whole RISP business works

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Of course. Thats what happens when you put Buddy fucking Carlyle in the game. The guy is a AAA scrub.

    Now we get to see Soria, game over

    • Jose the Satirist

      They have 3 outs. Game isn’t over until those are recorded.

      • Mister Delaware

        And still might not be if they are recorded after a single run is scored.

  • Matt

    If the Yankees lose this game, it will be one of the disgraceful losses in years.

    • Slugger27

      it will catapult in front of both soriano meltdowns. the walkathon to ruin CCs game and the konerko game.

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

      They blew a one run lead. Overreact much?

  • Ben

    Worst game of the year.

    • mbonzo

      Easily. I’d rather have a blowout.

    • Mister Delaware

      This is not worse than the Soriano game. Unless you just came aboard. If thats the case: Welcome and settle down. Baseball is a very long season. You’re almost guaranteed 50 losses. Man, that seems like a lot! But its not.

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    Losing on a clutch hit BY AN EX-MET!! I think the yankee offensive woes over the past couple of weeks are starting to make me lose my grip on reality.

    • forensic

      Don’t forget the clutch game-tying hit by an ex-Yankee.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Well that only means Soria for the 10th.

  • jon

    i cant wait for the yankees to load the bases and then hit into a triple play

    • YankeesJunkie

      Unassisted no less.

  • YankeesJunkie

    When this game is over I am going to run in thunderstorm. Not for the exercise but the hope I get hit by lightning.

  • Xstar7

    Buddy Carlyle is equal to or less than crap. It’s just another one of those agonizing Yankee games.

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      He’s a nice lady!

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

    “Where’s Joba?” is definitely the new RAB meme?

  • forensic

    This weekend could be a complete embarrassment if they perform against the Red Sox the same way they have against the mediocre pitchers KC is running out there.

    • rek4ghrig

      Dont worry. They always wake up for the Sox.

  • http://. Greg

    All those Robertson supporters should hide after this game

    • jetrer

      yeah one bad game means he sucks forever

      • http://deleted Total Dominication

        I can’t hide under his 1.9 era, it’s just so small.

    • YankeesJunkie

      Yes, because he has only been the second best reliever on the team.

    • rek4ghrig

      U mean all the Arod, Jeter, Tex etc 1 for 14 supporters

    • mbonzo

      Yea Robertson sucks. 1.93 ERA, he should be at 0!

    • Slugger27

      all the soriano supporters (if there are any left) should hide.

    • General Tsao

      Robertson is still a good pitcher but I think it’s clear that he doesn’t have what it takes to pitch the 8th inning. He got scared and walked a couple. Joba shoulda been out there but Joe doesn’t seem interested in winning this ballgame.

      • Ray the Anti-Handle

        I hope you’re kidding…

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Shit, Soria.

    • Jose the Satirist

      It’s all good. He hasn’t been himself this year. They got this.

  • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

    He’s off

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    I’m trying not to get my hopes up now.

  • mbonzo

    Soria, his velocity is down 2 mph this year.

  • http://. Greg

    Kay says to bunt

  • mbonzo

    A BUNT!? NOOOOOOOOO

  • wow

    the Yankees have the go-ahead DP at the plate.

  • Mister Delaware

    If Girardi goddamn bunts before a goddamn called strike …

  • BigTimeBartolo

    I swear to god if i see a bunt

  • Cy Pettitte

    doesn’t seem like a great year for pitchers named Soria-

  • V

    NO BUNTING. ESPECIALLY WHEN THE D00D JUST WALKED THE LEADOFF HITTER ON FOUR PITCHES. AND WHEN MARTIN IS FAST ENOUGH TO STEAL 2ND.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Don’t bunt.

    • JD

      I dont understand, we need one run to tie. if gardner double plays our inning is essentially over

      • V

        That’s why Martin, who is fast enough to steal second, steals second.

  • jetrer

    Quick, he can’t throw strikes. Give him a free out!

  • bonestock94

    The mexicutioner looks turrible

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    No, Micheal Kay bunting is not the only play, dumbass.

  • Xstar7

    Russell walks to lead off. Let’s see how the Yankees waste an opportunity to score this time.

  • Esteban

    Got walks on walks on walks.

  • Mickey Scheister

    How many mound conferences have the Royals had tonight? At least 10, one per inning.

  • Matt

    5 straight balls. If Gardner bunts, Girardi should be ashamed.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    I swear to Mo.

  • 28 this year

    btw, how often has Robertson warmed up this year? He seems to be in every single game, that can’t be good.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Soria can’t throw a strike to save his life right now. DONT BUNT

  • YankeesJunkie

    FUCKING BUNT!

    • YankeesJunkie

      Fuck the bunt probably clarifies it.

  • V

    DON’T BUNT YOU FUCKING IDIOTS

  • Mister Delaware

    Just woke up the dog cursing.

  • Cy Pettitte

    did he just bunt it into the seats? jesus christ.

  • mbonzo

    STOP BUNTING! I’m turning this TV off if I see another bunt. I’m really getting pissed.

  • http://www.retire21.org first name only male (formerly Mike R. – Retire 21)

    Michael Kay’s rules to baseball strategy:

    1- Get a hit.
    2- Bunt.

  • OldYanksFan

    stupidstupidstupid

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    I don’t even

  • jon

    well at least it was a strike

  • http://www.retire21.org first name only male (formerly Mike R. – Retire 21)

    I HATE BUNTS!

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    Fuck you and your bunts Joe Girardi.

  • Cy Pettitte

    at least they can’t GIDP to end this.

  • Matt

    Are you kidding me?

    Besides Cervelli’s 3-0 bunt last season, this is one of the dumbest bunt decisions I have ever seen.

  • bonestock94
  • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

    who liked that bunt?

    • Jose the Satirist

      Girardi?

      • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

        it worked out, no?

  • BigTimeBartolo

    I swear to god I could do a better job than Girardi, the guy is a fucking moron

  • Meat Loaf

    This bunting shit is really getting on my nerves.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Way to go! Dude can’t throw a pitch over the plate and they give him an out.

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

    The lack of common sense is horrifying. Seven balls and one strike does not mean give him a free out.

  • epy0n

    Are you kidding me they just give up a fucking out when he is already down 3-1 to a WILD SORIA. UGH. Especially aggravating because Gardner is in BEAST MODE damnit let him either get walked or let him hit the snot of the ball.

    • epy0n

      ^_^ GRANDY CAN BABY that made so happy. Now if we didnt give that out for Gardner and let him get ON BASE because thats what HE DOES.

  • handtius

    when john sterling doesn’t agree with a bunt, god dammit, don’t fucking bunt! even he, the blind man, knows that is a bad place to bunt.

  • YankeesJunkie

    The Grandyman can (hopefully)

  • V

    Quick – what do you do when you have a runner on 1st, need 2 runs to win the game, and are facing a pitcher who has started his relief appearance with 6 straight balls?

    If your answer is ‘sacrifice bunt’, you need to be fired.

  • jetrer

    Glad to see Jeter is back on track

  • JohnnyC

    0 for 6? Ya gotta be kidding me.

  • whataguy

    CAPTAIN CLUTCH

  • Mister Delaware

    Fucking handed over an out. This is so fucking stupid.

  • CBean

    Dear Curtis, please get Martin home.

  • Rey22

    Topping out at 89? Jesus, what happened to Soria?

    • whataguy

      hopefully a serious shoulder problem

  • jon

    god i wish i could watch the yankee postgame show

    they better rib girardi a new asshole

  • bonestock94

    MVP

  • Mickey Scheister

    Thank Mo!!

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Yes!!!!

  • Esteban

    This guy Granderson. I’m telling you. THIS GUYYYYY

  • http://www.ps3tf2.co.nr/ Double-J

    The Grandyman can!

  • http://. Greg

    Bunt worked

  • Nate

    Love the bunt!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Grandy = Clutch, that is all

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

    Curtis Granderson was like, fuck this shit.

  • YankeesJunkie

    THE GRANDYMAN CAN!

  • General Tsao

    Grandy just bailed out Girardi. Hopefully someone can bail out Robertson.

  • mbonzo

    Thank god Granderson. I’m still so fucking pissed. If I was Steinbrenner I would have Girardi fired out of pure radical rage. I’m overreacting, but I’m just too mad.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    The Grandyman makes up for Girardi’s idiotic bunting. Yay Granderson

  • Meat Loaf

    Thank you, Curtis.

  • forensic

    I just wish one beat writer would grow some balls and ask Girardi why he’s giving a free out to a pitcher who’s thrown 6 straight balls with one of the only guys in your lineup who is actually hitting.

  • JD

    Omg, the sac bunt worked. Lets fire the manager! *rolls eyes*

    • Mister Delaware

      Thats like me punching myself in the dick then cooking a great dinner and thinking the key to cooking a great dinner is punching myself in the dick.

  • Jose the Satirist

    See? It wasn’t over. I love practicing zen baseball. It makes everything so enjoyable.

    • Esteban

      No, living and dying with every pitch is the way to go… insane.

  • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

    My fantasy team and I thank you Mr. Granderson

  • V

    If the Yankees lose, this loss is on Girardi. You needed TWO runs to win the game. Not one. Now you’ve got to stay with Buddy.

  • BigBlueAL

    I would normally be way more excited for that Grandy hit but Soria is on my fantasy team lol.

  • jetrer

    Seems like now would be a good time for a fresh thread

  • YankeesJunkie

    Please add a new thread.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Omg why is Carlyle still in this game

  • ArchStanton

    I think Tex is the worst hitter in baseball when he gets a hitter’s count of 2-0 or 3-1. Seems like a guarantee for a pop-up.