May
15

Game 38: Dear Yankees

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(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Cut the crap and win a game. Love, Mike.

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

Freddy Garcia, SP

Boo for another ESPN Sunday Night Game. This one starts a little after 8pm ET, so please try to enjoy. Oh by the way, Rafael Soriano probably isn’t available tonight because his elbow is barking. Again.

Categories : Game Threads
  • Cuso

    From Yankees, To Mike:

    Suit up, you’re batting 9th tonight.

    • http://www.theyankeeanalysts.com Steve S.

      How dare you insult him like that!

      Mike should walk into Ben’s office and tell him he’s not posting tomorrow. His index finger hurts. That’ll teach em!

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

        I can’t wait to hear about what Mike’s huge-breasted wife as to say about all of this.

        • Cuso

          I’d bat 9th on a co-ed kickball team for tatas.

        • http://www.theyankeeanalysts.com Steve S.

          She’s saying what most wives would say-”WHAT! THEY’RE THREATENING TO TAKE AWAY YOUR 13 MIL CONTRACT?!? GET YOUR STUPID ASS IN THERE AND APOLOGIZE TO EVERYONE! NOW!!”

      • Cuso

        haha

    • Tony Russo

      I’m okay with what Jorge Posada. It’s over and done with.

  • Light

    That’s a bit unfair, it’s Lester against Garcia.

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

      If anything in this life is certain; if history has taught us anything… it’s that you can kill anyone.

      /Corleone’d

    • mbonzo

      If anyone can hit Lester, its the Yankees.

      • MannyGeee

        the 1996 or 2009 Yankees yes… these Yankees we have today are a little soft in the middle. they have a bad case of ‘sprained vaginas obliques’

        • Slugger27

          didnt the 09 team have a worse record at the same point in the season?

          • MannyGeee

            yes… but they were a ‘tougher’ 18-17… this team looks spent and its only mid-May… I sure as hell hope they prove me wrong.

            • JMK

              ‘Tougher’? Can you explain?

              • Esteban

                Doubtful.

              • MannyGeee

                we’re 40 games into the season and look spent already. thats all… ‘tougher’ is a bad word, but dare I say the 2009 team was ‘grittier’?

      • JobaWockeeZ

        He has a career K rate near 10 against the Yankees since his career started and a BB rate of 3.2 and only gave up 7 homers on a team reliant on them.

        And the Yanks offense isn’t doing shit recently. The plan is pray that he has nothing and serves meatballs and pray that they an actually hit those meatballs OR grind it out and hope he’s gone by the 6th.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Over/Under 2 hits with RISP?

    • Ben from Stanford

      Depends how many RISP they have. I’ll be at least 1 out of 4 with RISP, which is their current team batting average (.250). Any takers?

    • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

      No prediction for me, but it needs to be over. Bring back timely hitting.

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

      Under. Zero RISP situations, all night long.

      7 Yankees hits tonight, all of them solo homers.

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

        consecutively.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        2 for 2 with RISP.

        Both are Grand Slams

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

          We get no-hit tonight, yet win 5-0, scoring 5 runs on a collection of 20 walks, errors, and HBPs.

    • Epy0n

      I am so sick of this Posada controversy and just want to see the Yanks win tonight. There is no way our offense can be sitting second to last in BABIP with runners in scoring position hopefully the rally starts tonight before the Tampa series.

      LETS #*($Y*(#&$# GOOOOOOOOO

    • MannyGeee

      2 hits all night = no RISPFail… so there’s that

    • JobaWockeeZ

      They’ll get one.

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

    I think we should all thank Posada for distracting us from how much the Yankees sucked last night.

    • Cuso

      +1

    • http://www.theyankeeanalysts.com Steve S.

      Oh yeah. After all this drama, it’s hard to remember there’s an actual game on tonight. This was one of those huge, all-consuming stories that was everywhere all day. Reminded me of when Alex admitted he was a steroid user. Just dominated everything else.

      Though I must add there was very little coverage here. One guest post, some minimal news and that’s it. If any of the RABbis are around, I’d love to get their take on why.

      • JMK

        Meh, what more ‘analysis’ or news did you want?

        You also need to remember that Joe, Ben and Mike do more than just RAB with their lives. It’s a bit unfair to want everything out of them.

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosological Carlosologist

    Jon Lester wasn’t very good his last time out, so I think they should be able to bust out of their slump tonight. Remember that the 09 team was 18-17 at this point, so things could be much worse.

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

    Captain Derek Jeter’s statement to the press regarding Jorge Posada not playing in yesterday’s game:

    ————

    Are there any Paraguayans here? No?

    Well, of course, their requests for subsidies was not Paraguayan in and of it is as it were the United States government would never have if the president—our president, had not and as far as I know that’s the way it will always be. Is that clear?

    • first time lawng time

      I have no clue what you’re talking about but I do know one thing.

      Everything our president does is illegitimate and unconstitutional, because he Isnt a real American, just like Taft.

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

        Go watch “Spies Like Us.”

        You’re welcome in advance.

        • http://www.theyankeeanalysts.com Steve S.

          You’re the Dennis Miller of obscure movie references.

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

            I’ll take that as a… compliment?

            • http://www.theyankeeanalysts.com Steve S.

              Sure. The few times I actually got one of his obscure literary references, it was hilarious.

      • MannyGeee

        /TeaParty’d!

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    So happy to see Swisher protecting Cano.

  • General Tsao

    If I had my pick of Posada or Cashman I’d take the guy who gave us 15 years at catcher every single time. Cashman has swung and missed far more than Posada. Just look at Joba, Hughes, and Kennedy. We let go of the one man who is pitching well! Joba has been a disaster since 08 and Hughes is struggling to stay in the league. Jorge stays, Cashman goes.

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

      O:S

    • Slugger27

      im not sure i understand… why are we forced to only pick one and lose the other?

  • first time lawng time

    It’s going to be terrible if Yankees get swept.

    Why?

    Not because they’re doomed, not because the season is over, etc.

    No. It’s because I’m going to have to go to school tomorrow and deal with those obnoxious Red Sox fans.

    I’m going to see a ton a of ugly people in their equally ugly Dustin Pedroia jerseys and I’m going to have to deal with those two idiot red sox fans I’m always bitching about on here.

    Can the Yankees please just give the Red Sox a giant ass beating for the sake of FTLT please?

    • mbonzo

      If the Red Sox sweep they’ll be a .500 team. Congratulations to them.

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

      Paul O’Neill said he’d hit two home runs for you tonight.

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

        Don’t forget about catching a ball in his cap.

        • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

          Or him bringing back Matsui and Damon

    • JMK

      Isn’t college out already?

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

        I think FTLT is in high school.

        • JMK

          That sucks. It explains a lot, though she’s been surprisingly rational lately.

          • first time lawng time

            I’m turning over a new leaf.

            In defense of my previous irrational behavior, you should see the people I go to school with.

            Now those are some irrational people.

            • JMK

              I’m pleased to hear it (the former point, not the latter).

          • JobaWockeeZ

            Dude I’m in high school…

            …which only adds to your argument.

      • first time lawng time

        High school.

        And some colleges have exams this week. So for some schools, no.

  • Charles

    Calling it, 3-1 lead in the 8th Joba comes in and blows a lead 5-3 loss.

    • JMK

      I predict 38 to 31 with Joba scoring the winning touchdown!

      Seriously, who gives a shit about your dull prediction?

  • special kid

    where will this team be when pitching is back to normal?

    colon will get hurt soon
    garcia is junkballer
    nova already getting bombed
    bad aj is due

    with exception to cc this rotation sucks. also, i had a dream joba started and he pitched 5 scoreless innings ;)

    yeah this season is doomed……. lets blame cash

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder
      • Slugger27

        youve ben a goldmine over the years for hilarious screenshots, but i think that one takes the cake.

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

          Don’t thank me, thank that handsome, well-endowed renaissance man Archimedes Torquemada, wherever he is.

          • JMK

            Wasn’t he a Rule V draft pick?

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

              I honestly don’t even remember that player’s name anymore that was the inspiration for that handle. I’ll try to find it.

              • JMK

                He was a Florida Marlins player in Hi-A with great strikeout stuff but weak control, if memory serves.

    • JMK

      You’re going to shoot to the top of low-level management at a Friendly’s any day now, kid. Just you wait. You’re going places. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

      • special kid

        thx

  • Cuso

    Thank you, ESPN.

    I really am glad that you “cater” to Yankee fans by showing a segment of a Russell Martin mani/pedi (yes feet too).

    Dynamite drop-in, Marty. That broadcasting school has really paid off for you….

    • mbonzo

      He threatened Brian Wilson’s beard with his magical hands.

      • Cuso

        ha, that was funny actually

    • MannyGeee

      I don’t care if Russell Martin shows up at the behind tonight in Lady Gaga’s penis shoes and pink finger nails… still manlier than Tek and/or Saltalamaccia

  • John Hansen

    put me in coach…..$71,000 and some change per game….I will bat anywhere you want me to…hurt or not….

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

      What do you think you could hit? Put me down for .000/.000/.000

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

        Given 100 ABs against ML pitching, how many hits do you think you’d get? I think I could BABIP my way to one, with like 90 strikeouts.

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

          Take the 9 best hitters who post on RAB, and I bet Sidney Ponson could throw a perfect game against them.

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

            Just gave me an idea:

            Based solely on what you know about them from their commenting tendencies, make a lineup/rotation of RAB users.

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

            And, yeah, no doubt about that. He’d make everyone look like an infant.

          • mbonzo

            I think someone would babip their way on with a groundball. There would still be about 20 strikeouts easy.

        • MannyGeee

          this… it would be uuuuugly… for some reason though I think all my years in the beer leagues would give me an advantage against a knuckleballer though…

      • jetrer

        nah, just lean into a few pitches to get that OBP up a little

      • JMK

        Why don’t you have a seat over there?

        /wrong Hanson?

      • mbonzo

        Sometimes I wonder. I think I could hit about .150ish without working out. If I did I’d probably hit about .250 but I could never see myself slugging. In my local league I usually hit about .600, mostly because of speed and the fielding is a joke.

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

          I have my first softball game on Friday night; pretty pumped about it. The double header starting at 10 AM on Sunday? Not so much.

          • mbonzo

            The toughest part about softball, trying to stay awake on Sundays :P

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

              Last year, we had a double header after the Belmont/the fight at Yankee Stadium. Our pitcher went to both. He gave up one run in the first game, and we won by 13. We won the next game 5-3 (worst softball game ever) and each run he gave up came in one inning during which [his] “buzz finally started to wear off.”

  • Lily

    it would be nice to win tonight! they need this win only because it doesnt get easier the next 2 days. price and shields

  • IRF

    Ship Jorge to the Jays for Jose Bautista

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

      Not even Omar Minaya would take that deal.

      • IRF

        Maybe if we threw in Lee Stevens

      • http://www.twitter.com/jordansmed JGS

        Fine. Posada for Bautista, Drabek, and Travis Snider?

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

    Adrian Gonzalez’s voice is not what I expected it.

    • Monteroisdinero

      He no Bartolo.

  • first time lawng time

    So Which idiot is which on ESPN?

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

      Meh, doesn’t really matter.

    • Frigidevil

      Not Miller/Morgan, and for that I am eternally grateful.

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    Didn’t take long for the ESPN bias towards the Red Sox.

  • Xstar7

    Bobby Valentine sounded a little too enthusiastic about the Posada situation.

  • first time lawng time

    Is it true that Cano hates being called Robbie? I find that so weird if he is.

    He’s a cute guy. If I were dating him, I’d probably call him Robbie.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      I heard he dislikes Robinson or something. He always refers himself as Robbie.

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

        I thought that was the other way around. He likes Robinson, dislikes Robbie.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Hmm weird. YES commercials always have him saying Robbie right?

          I’m probably wrong.

        • nedro

          On the jumbotron during introductions, he says “Robbie”…

      • first time lawng time

        Good to know. Thanks.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Don’t trust me!

    • the tenth inning stretch

      Mr. Cano to you.

  • JerseyDutch

    I almost wish we were playing at Fenway so that when the BoSo fans started with the “Yankees suck” chant I could stare at the TV with a very serious expression and say, “I know, beantowners. I know.”

    • JobaWockeeZ

      I laughed.

  • Cy Pettitte

    only reason why ESPN is kind of ok: Bleacher creature cam

  • IRF

    Jorge chants?

    • MannyGeee

      Bleacher Creatures just called out Jorge to dance battle

    • Cuso

      After role call, they do an on topic chant. last 2 day it was “Boston sux”

  • Xstar7

    I love the Jorge chants by the creatures. I also love the catch Brett just made.

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    If YES should take anything from ESPN, its broadcasting the rollcall.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      A strike zone would be great.

    • MannyGeee

      or someone who knows a shit about baseball…

  • first time lawng time

    Serious question (I’m not trying to be obnoxious I mean) when was the last time the Yankees had a lead? Had tithe 7th inning on Wed right?

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Triple crown candidate? Jesus Christ people, Albert Pujols can’t win one what the fuck makes you think Adrian Gonzalez will? Especially in the league where Jose Bautista is playing?

    Shake my fucking head.

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

      I assumed they were talking about Freddy Garcia winning the pitching triple crown of wins, ERA, and strikeouts. Which he’s totally about to do this year.

      Book it.

    • IRF

      Its conceivable that he could win the RBI and HR crown, but in what universe does Adrian Gonzalez win a batting title?

      • Pat D

        The one where he plays in Fenway, not Petco.

        Meaning this one.

        I don’t expect it to happen, but it could.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Not with Ichiro and Cano in the league.

          • JobaWockeeZ

            Oh and Bautistia will out homer him probably in every year.

    • Xstar7

      Bobby Valentine is an idiot apparently.

      • Pat D

        Bobby Valentine is an idiot apparently.

        It’s obvious.

  • mbonzo

    I don’t know if its ESPN’s mics but the stadium sounds really loud tonight.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      One thing I do like about ESPN is they always have really good crowd mics

  • Esteban

    Yikes at this commercial. Aaaaawkwaaaard.

    • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

      Nothing new, really. They showed that last year.

      • Esteban

        It’ awkward because of the situation. And Jorge is NOT a catcher anymore, although he thinks he is.

      • MannyGeee

        well in light of the situation…

      • Adam

        Ohh…so the club’s problem is that they thought they could just rely on someone else to hit a home run.

        Uhhh…

        • Adam

          Doh! Reply fail…

    • MannyGeee
  • Adam

    Uh-oh…Posada is going to sit out his next ESPN commercial because the chair gave him a sore back.

  • bonestock94

    Lol great commercial

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    That could’ve been Ball 1.

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    Can’t be fouling off the balls here.

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    That clipped him.

  • mbonzo

    Nice at bat by Jeter.

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    Not a fake, this time. Really did clip him.

  • first time lawng time

    Of course they bring up the game vs TB.

    Biggest non story ever.

  • Esteban

    .973 OPS for Granderson! As a CFer!

    • special kid

      hes a stud muffin

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    Back to the Jeter acting job again? Its been a year almost.

    • Esteban

      Biggest nontreversy of last season.

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

        +1 for “nontroversy”.

        • Esteban

          Messed up the spelling though. I will now commit ritual seppuku.

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

            I’m batting you 9th now for that.

            • Esteban

              Oh yea, well I need a mental day off. And my fingers have cramps.

  • MannyGeee

    Did Bautista REEEEALLY just hit a weeks worth of homers today? where the hell did this come from?

    • S

      a syringe

  • Esteban

    OOOhhhh first opportunity for a RISPfail.

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    And there’s the first runner in scoring.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I wonder is the ESPN folks have any idea what WAR, ERA+, etc is?

    • MannyGeee

      nope, just grit

  • Hummingbird S.

    1 for 1 with RISP!!

  • mbonzo

    TEX! A hit with RISP. My God!

  • Esteban

    HALLELUJAH!!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    who is that and what have they done with Teix?

  • MannyGeee

    HOLY SHIT WE HAVE A LEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    A hit with RISP! OMG!!!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    The May end of the world bullshit is wrong. It’s tonight.

  • first time lawng time

    RISPWIN!!!

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    This is quite unusual to see here.

  • jetrer

    RISP 1.000/1.000/1.000

  • Cuso

    Wait, did that really just happen?

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

    R.
    I.
    S.
    P.
    NONFAIL.

  • General Tsao

    A hit with RISP! Hopefully a sign of things to come.

  • IRF

    Whats it called when a guy hits the ball and nobody catches it with a runner on second or third base?

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosological Carlosologist

    Look, a hit with RISP! We’re coming back, hold on American League!

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    So Tex getting a hit just relieved the Jorge tension? Evel Kinevel couldn’t make that damn jump.

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

      Thanks to that Tex hit, the space-time continuum was altered. Jorge actually did play yesterday. He batted 9th and hit three homers. The Yankees won yesterday’s game, 3-0, and Jorge thanked Joe for dropping him in the order and giving him a fresh mental refocus.

      Also, after praising the humility of his DH and the tact of his manager for their actions, Brian Cashman solved the global financial recession and ended world poverty and hunger and discovered a cure for cancer. All that happened last night, thanks to that Tex hit.

  • Esteban

    Gotta hit that 1-0 pitch ARod

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Imagine if ARod DIDN’T have the biggest strike zone ever? I mean robots would make his OBP jump like 50 points.

    • Nefarious

      Yeah when Lester gets 6 inches on both sides of the plate is it really a surprise that he struck out?

  • first time lawng time

    So someone explain to me, why is this an important game for Boston?

    • mbonzo

      If they win it’ll be the first time they’re at .500 this season.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Every game is.

      IT COULD MAKE OR BREAK THE SEASON!!!!

    • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

      That’s what ESPN says, fact that they love the Red Sox so much.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    A-Rod is a hot mess.

    • MannyGeee

      um. yes

      guy is allllll over the map. HAS to still be hurt. in one of those “can still show up, but favoring the oblique” sorta way…

  • Hummingbird S.

    A-Rod looks bad..

  • Reggie C.

    The BaBiP adjustment has hopefully begun to swing our way.

  • mbonzo

    Too many homeruns!

    • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

      Is it bad that I thought Bobby V had a point there last month?

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        Yes.

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    And now another runner in scoring.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Focusing on the HR makes you play bad D? That doesn’t sound right..

    • first time lawng time

      Last year in LA vs Dodgers, Pettitte was pitching and he misplayed like 3 bunts that led to a hideous inning all around defensively for the entire team.

      Joe Morgan said that the reason the Yankees were playing so poorly defensively was because it was the NL and they didn’t have a DH.

      What?

  • first time lawng time

    Eww Jeter has like no hair.

  • jetrer

    already hating this umpire

  • cjc

    Its simply amazing that everyone now considers HR’s a negative. Please stop hitting the ball square and you can’t win that way BUUNT.

  • cjc

    Swisher’s AB’s are hard to watch

  • Cy Pettitte

    when will Swisher regress? he can’t possibly keep being this bad with RISP

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Pass balls <3

  • Cy Pettitte

    wow, this is the second time they’ve done that with Youkilis. what a joke.

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

    Freddy’s got the motion going tonight.

    Gotta snare that, though, Russell.

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    Not this again.

  • pat

    Of Course. Fucking youkilis.

  • IRF

    Is there a more frustrating play in baseball?

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

      Craig Counsell, batting?

  • Xstar7

    Again? Really? Fuck you Kevin Youkilis

  • Hummingbird S.

    Here we go with the bad D..

  • jetrer

    the sloppiness has returned

  • Shdw

    Can this team look any worse? Offense, pitching, defense? Everything is so sloppy

  • mbonzo

    Catch the balls please.

  • Cy Pettitte

    now that botched strikeout is really screwing them

  • Reggie C.

    Is swisher turning into Adam Dunn without the homeruns?

  • Esteban

    Well this isn’t promising.

  • cjc

    Yeah BUNT BUNT

  • General Tsao

    I think Jorge has a point about not catching. Russell Martin ain’t any better. He just likely gave away another run.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      LOL ^^^^^^

    • Esteban

      Yeah, Russell Martin probably couldn’t catch for a T-ball team.

    • jetrer

      you’re insane if you think Martin isn’t better. Martin isn’t that good and he is still light years better than Posada

  • MannyGeee

    is that like the third bobble on Swish this series?

  • Cuso

    Drew is gonna draw a walk

  • Kevin G.

    Jeez, if you want Youkilis to get on so bad just hit him. Joba style.

  • cjc

    arg

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Can there by one day when both the offense and pitching can be on the same page?

  • Reggie C.

    Any word on the length of Slade Heathcott’s suspension?

    /tryingnottowatchanimplosion

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

    did they just mention progression towards the mean?
    did they?!?!

    • MannyGeee

      they are VERY SABRMetric here… you didn’t know?

    • Nefarious

      Yea but our announcers feel only those stats that have been running positive for the Yanks can regress toward the mean

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    So…a rally started with a dropped strike three?

  • MannyGeee

    wowwwwwww…

    Freddy just lost this game. ask these two assholes announcing

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

      I love when the announcers are giddily rooting for a team’s pitcher to start failing.

      Wonderful.

      • MannyGeee

        nope, none… ZERO Bias coming out of the Boys from Bristol… nada

  • Cy Pettitte

    MORE FREE RUNS!!!!

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    That lead certainly didn’t last long.

  • Cuso

    F U Espn for flashing that stat

  • Xstar7

    Youkilis scores after striking out again. Fuck.

  • Matty Ice

    Bobby Valentine is gonna jizz his pants if they get a hit with a RISP here.

  • first time lawng time

    “I think it’s time for a little regression to the mean, if you know what I mean.” *chuckles in the booth*

    fuck you.

    • special kid

      colon
      garcia
      aj

      they will regress to their normal selves …. then where will this team be? hmm 4th place mayb

      • Esteban

        lol yankes r lucky dey dont do relegation in MLB!! LOLOLOL!!!

        • special kid

          yep :P

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

            I like how you think people aren’t laughing at you. It’s cute.

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    That should’ve never happened. But thanks to the passed ball, it did.

  • Cy Pettitte

    lol Big Papi

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

    ortiz lol.

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

    Nice job, Alex.

  • Xstar7

    HA! Eat that Big Papi.

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    Ortiz was gonna be out by a second. Nice heads up play.

  • MannyGeee

    Russell Martin just made up for the pass ball right there

  • cjc

    Thx David

  • Esteban

    Why was Ortiz running on contact? Thanks for the gift Big Sloppy!

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    Well that was fucking stupid David. Thanks for that.

  • mbonzo

    Bobby Valentine really hates the Yankees. Damn. Sorry about 2000 buddy.

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    Meh…couldn’t help but to think that Alex got the DP, but save the sure run. Hopefully Freddy gets a real K this time.

    • Esteban

      No way Arod could have gotten a DP there. Crawford is way too fast.

  • Yanks27rings

    Ortiz, you slow boy! >8D

  • Esteban

    Nice escape job. Impressive.

  • IRF

    Well done Freddy

  • Reggie C.

    Nice job Freddy. That could’ve been far far worse.

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

    I’ll take it.

    • A-Rod’s Wingman

      Oh yeah…could have been way worse.

  • Xstar7

    That’s an unearned run right? At least he only allowed one.

    • IRF

      correct

  • FIPster Doofus

    Garcia’s going to pass Fred Sanford in my Fred power rankings if this keeps up.

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

      #1: Fred Savage.

      Still.

    • MannyGeee

      but where to Fred Flintstone, ‘Classy’ Freddie Blassie and Right Said Fred play into the rankings?

    • http://www.theyankeeanalysts.com Steve S.

      Freddy’s dead. That’s what I said.

  • Rob

    I hate bobby valentine so much, way to go freddy

  • Adam

    The cutaway was nice too…Garcia gets out of a bases loaded jam with just one run and it was, “The Red Sox get that run back!” I never thought I would pine for Morgan and Miller…

  • JobaWockeeZ

    WOW.

  • mbonzo

    ANNNNNDRRRRUUUUUWWWW

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Weeeeeeeeeee Aaaaandruw.

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

    Andruw Jones.

    Designated Hitter.

  • IRF

    ON-DREW!!!!

  • billy’s bartender

    was that thames?

  • jetrer

    hmmmm…too bad Jorge isn’t DH today

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    Now we have homer #59.

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

    Andruw’s sick of this shit.

  • Chip

    I hate it when we hit home runs!

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

      #unclutch

  • Cuso

    nice

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    Goddamdruw

  • Reggie C.

    Andruw Jones showed up!

    • MannyGeee

      has ZERO issues being a full time DH….

  • nedro

    That ball was fucking blistered! Mash, Andruw, Mash!!!!!

  • Xstar7

    ANDRUW JONES MAKES HIS BONES! I love how Bobby Valentine went silent.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    “And the Sox trail again GODDAMNIT!!!!”

    ESPN’d

  • Esteban

    Reverse lock in action.

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

      I have been told that baseball is a game that cannot be predicted.

  • cjc

    Terrible just terrrible how can you win by hitting Homers

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      +1

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      More singles and hits with RISP please

  • Monteroisdinero

    A Monterian blast!

    /getting ahead of myself

  • first time lawng time

    Say what you want about Jorge, but I think he’s cute.

    If had to marry any guy on the team, it’d probably be Jorge.

    And Cano.

    • Esteban

      Polygamy doesn’t work that way

      Sincerely,
      Some Mormons, some Muslims, and some Africans.

    • Monteroisdinero

      Strange.

      An ear fetish….

      • first time lawng time

        Now that you mention it, Cano has really cute ears.

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    Sterling’s call: “He’s merry Andruw, and he’s keeping up with the Jones’.:

    • Adam

      I would have preferred, “Me and Mr. Jones…we have a dinger going on!”

      • MannyGeee

        wow…

        that is…

        OK you got me, I dig it

  • Adam

    Lester’s definitely hitable tonight…

  • Esteban

    What a meatball.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Was stuck with Gameday until just now. What happened with the passed ball that led to the run?

    • first time lawng time

      Colon struck out Youk to lead off, but he reached in passed ball. Eventually bases got loaded, some guy hit a sac fly so Youk scored. Next guy hit a chopper to 3rd, Ortiz thrown out at home, next guy flies out.

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    Sterling’s call: “He’s merry Andruw, and he’s keeping up with the Jones’.”

    • mike c

      I heard that, I think sterling is going insane

    • MannyGeee

      wow….. just wow

  • Nefarious

    Well thats what the Sox said about Martin after he turned em down.

  • Pat D

    Great, the jerks at my call center change the channel to the friggin’ basketball game right before a home run? Oh, I’m so happy.

  • cjc

    Do you think Bobby likes the bunt?

  • MannyGeee

    FUCCK THESE POP UP BUNTSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

  • jetrer

    that is just fucking awful

  • FIPster Doofus

    Lester isn’t pitching well, but let’s make sure we give him a fucking out and not even advance the runner in the process.

    • Hummingbird S.

      Free out in only 2 pitches. Always a great idea.

  • Cy Pettitte

    STOP FUCKING BUNTING

    BG is soooooooo bad.

  • Hummingbird S.

    AWESOME IDEA!

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    “Gardner’s hitting .400 in his last 18 games”

    …so lets have him bunt. Gardner isn’t good at bunting, stop doing this shit.

  • Xstar7

    Goddamn bunts. When will they ever learn?

  • JMK

    Maybe Bobby V should just do color commentary to organized pepper games. Sure does like bunting in all situations.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Free outs! Get your free outs!

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

    Wow, the bunt failed. Who would have guessed it.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Bunts are too big to fail.

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

      First time that’s ever happened. Must be a fluke. Let’s keep trying.

  • General Tsao

    WHY! WHY GIRARDI! Why play small ball in the 2nd inning with your hottest hitter?

    • jetrer

      that was a drag bunt, not a sac. BG was fucking bunting on his own … the dumbass

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    Sorry ’bout the double post. Got the quotation marks mixed up.

  • mbonzo

    Girardi: Yankees finally hitting the ball? Sac bunt from the hottest hitter.

  • V

    God. Damn. It.

    You fucking idiot. Bunting = stupid. Bunting when you can’t bunt = more stupid.

    • cjc

      Bobby Valentine says you are wrong bunt in all situations always

  • IRF

    Gross

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Dear Joe Giardi;

    Please look at replays every bunt attempt that failed and realize that you need to stop this NL shit.

    Love, The Yankee universe

    • http://ablogforarod.blogspot.com/ The Captain

      Fact.

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    OK, why the bunt?

  • Monteroisdinero

    Way to bunt with the speedster who can’t be doubled.

    Why are we playing for 1 run with Garcia on the mound? is he Cy Young?

  • billy’s bartender

    have not seen this many awful bunts in awhile. STOP BUNTING!!

  • IRF

    “As well as Lester throws the ball to homeplate, that’s how poorly he throws the ball to first base”

    I believe I’ve seen this on Family Guy

  • mbonzo

    Girardi is just giving them free outs to make it fair.

  • Rob

    I wish Girardi would get canned and replaced by Posada. Everyone’s happy, we don’t have to see Posada in the the lineup (hopefully) and no more ridiculous bunts.

    • JMK

      Bad idea. He’d probably make CC the setup man.

    • jetrer

      Gardner clearly was bunting for a hit. Girardi had nothing to do with that bunt (Not to absolve him of all the other dumb sac bunt attempts)

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

        If that was the case, Girardi needs to tell Gardner “Stop fucking around and trying to bunt for a hit. It’s dumb. Swing away.”

      • JMK

        Girardi does have something to do with that bunt. Here’s why – Brett pulls this all the time. It never works. If he believes Gardner has the intention of bunting without his explicit permission, he ought to tell Brett, “quit it with that shit, man.”

  • http://ablogforarod.blogspot.com/ The Captain

    AGAIN WITH THE GODDAMN BUNTING!!!! WHY, WHY, WHY?!?!?!?!?!

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    Oh boy. MLB.com Gameday’s ahead of the ESPN Broadcast.

    • mbonzo

      Or maybe you have magical foresight?

      • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

        I’m not lying here.

  • V

    I wish a beat writer would have the balls to ask Girardi why he likes spotting his opponents free outs.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Where can I find data of how many times Girardi insists on helping the other team?

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      In Joe’s Binder

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

    Dear tiny, infant Baby Hey-Zeus, lying there in your…your little ghost manger, lookin’ at your Baby Einstein developmental…videos, learnin’ ’bout shapes and colors…

    please, oh, please, send us a manager who understands how to nurture and sustain a bullpen but also knows that sac bunts are rarely successful strategy and should only be used in key situations that are few and far between.

    Thank you, Amen.

  • Esteban

    I trust Grandy not to have a RISPFail.

    • Esteban

      I was right.

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

    After this, I think I’m gonna pull a Zambrano on my Santorum.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Wow Grandyyyyyyy baby.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Back to the HR part of HR or bust. Yay!

  • jetrer

    see … the bunt worked :)

  • mbonzo

    GRANDYMAN.

    In other news, Bobby pissed about all the homeruns.

  • cjc

    Again WTF guys stop stop just bunt

  • the tenth inning stretch

    No-doubt shot from Grandyman!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Bobby V wants to cry…

  • IRF

    Kevin Long’d

  • MannyGeee

    Curtis, dont be so mean!!!

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

    Curtis says fuck yo couch.

  • Xstar7

    The Grandyman can

  • General Tsao

    Why don’t you keep playing small ball Girardi! Who needs HRs when you can bunt!

  • Nefarious

    Oh no more home runs… The Yanks have to stop hitting homeruns, they’re bad.

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

    1. Joey Bats
    2. My Man, 100 Grand

  • Cy Pettitte

    oh my fucking god that was a monster shot

  • swishers fauxhawk

    #cured

  • mike c

    can’t hit lefties

  • Reggie C.

    Granderson wanting to keep within striking pace of Bautista.

  • Crime Dog

    The home runs are nice, but I’d like to see more failed bunts

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I love how the HR siren started before the ball landed.

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

    See? Bunt worked, helped get the run across…

    • mbonzo

      : |

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

      It’s science.

      MOAR BUNTZ NOW

      • mbonzo

        For science. You monster.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Girardi is way ahead of you buddy.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Jon Lester says, “I’m not gonna pay a lot for this muffler.” But then Curtis Granderson says, “Sweet sassy molassey, you are gonna pay a lot! And the cost is gonna be prohibitive.”

    • http://ablogforarod.blogspot.com/ The Captain

      Like a donkey eating a waffle…

  • JobaWockeeZ

    I gotta go vote for Grandy for the ALl Star Game now…

    • mike c

      I’m voting granderson and colon

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Hell I start voting for Garcia.

  • http://yankeesfansunite.wordpress.com/ Matt

    To many homers…… :-)

  • Cy Pettitte

    did they just call Cervelli Kevin Long?

  • cjc

    How bout you give Freddy the same fucking strike zone you clown

  • Xstar7

    Did they just call Cervelli Kevin Long? Lulz

  • Hummingbird S.

    that outside corner to righties is bullshit.

  • Esteban

    Weren’t there people on RAB earlier THIS year saying that Granderson was a below average player and could barely hit .250? I kinda want to look back and call those people out.

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

      How many sac bunts does Granderson have? None?

      Then he sucks. Bust.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      And I’ll join you with the endless facts that Cliff Lee would undoubtedly be a Yankee. It can go both ways.

      • Esteban

        I suppose, but I think those are different situations, no? Also people were saying that during this season about Granderson.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Yeah they are different but fanhood is extreme either way.

          • Esteban

            Does it have to be? I certainly try not to make wild and crazy speculative statements.

            • JobaWockeeZ

              Nope you are anything but crazy but it’s the Yankees. There’s gonna be crazies on each side of the spectrum.

      • JMK

        Totally different situations.

        /guilty as being convinced Lee would be in pinstripes. I think I even wrote a post about it.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Yup it’s completely different but the thing is everyone’s gonna be wrong. Don’t need to call people out unless they get paid millions of dollars.

          Like this fucking joke at NESPN.

    • V

      Not me, that’s for sure. Since he retooled his swing last August, d00d has been one of the best hitters in baseball.

    • mbonzo

      I. Am. Shocked.

    • Adam

      So wait…you mean there are people who make wild, inaccurate, speculative and ridiculous spouting statements on this site? Never…

      Next thing you know you are going to claim that some people do not prefer bunting.

    • MannyGeee

      please do… just look for the guys who are pining for IPK and aJax…

      although I would kinda like IPK back right now

  • http://ablogforarod.blogspot.com/ The Captain

    When Granderson makes the ASG and participates in the HR Derby this year, he better bring Kevin Long with him and put him up in the nicest hotel in town for the trip.

  • Esteban

    Granderson has 6 HR off LHP this year. Holy shit.

  • MannyGeee

    Freddy is dealing tonight… a lot of movement on the cheeze balls

  • Hall and Nokes

    Why is the BBTN crew situated about 5 blocks away from the Stadium?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      It’s not like the have to be at the game to give a horrible performance.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      They look like they’re just across the street from Gate 4.

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

      It’s their new thing this year. More on-location. Ramping up on the production values.

  • jetrer

    http://www.brooksbaseball.net/.....type=7.gif

    There are a lot of red triangles way out wide

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Grandy’s insurance runs looking huge already.

    • Reggie C.

      Insurance runs? Lets hope the Yanks can keep adding to the score the way A-Gonz has been swinging the bat.

  • JMK

    Now Francona is bunting? Does Bobby V have one of those buttons like the Buffalo Wild Wings commercials?

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

    Hey, only WE pop-up in RISP situations. This leprechaun punk is trying to steal our routine!

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      GGGGRRRRIIIITTTTT!!

    • MannyGeee

      its alright he’s tha lazah show, they’re naming a sandwich for him

      • JobaWockeeZ

        I seriously bleed from some part of my body when I see that commercial.

        I’m on my 10th set of eyes already.

  • Esteban

    Bautista’s only 5th in RBI? Sucks. Fact: RBIs tell you everything you want to know about a batter.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Nobody pops up to first grittier than Peedy.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Really? These guys think the Red Sox are just gonna sprint past everybody into the division lead?

    • FIPster Doofus

      Surprise, surprise.

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

        Seven aces. An all-star at every position. No weaknesses. They can’t be stopped.

        • the tenth inning stretch

          Don’t forget, they have 3 closers!

        • FIPster Doofus

          Not to mention the best short stop in the history of baseball, Jose Iglesias.

        • mbonzo

          Jed Lowrie will only make the allstar-Jed team with Jedd Gyorko.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Okay champ, sit the next few plays willya? There’s more than 7 aces on that team.

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

            My bad.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      I never would’ve guessed

  • Nedro

    Tek-chair-a.
    Fuck you, Valentin

  • MannyGeee

    how has no batting coach gotten ahold of Youk and tried to normalize that grunting flailing mess he has going on…

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Everett is just a terrible umpire. Fin.

  • Cy Pettitte

    lol ump is a fucking joke

  • mbonzo

    Nice strikezone.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Where’s the wide zone now?

  • Nefarious

    That’s only a strike for Lester, or against A-rod

    • Zooboy

      I think you are wrong. It’s a strike against Tex, too.

  • first time lawng time

    Every analyst says Boston will be on top by the all star break…interesting.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    LOL Freddy

  • MannyGeee

    you HAVE to be shitting me

  • Cy Pettitte

    wow, wonderful.

  • Cy Pettitte

    wow, wonderful.

  • IRF

    Well fuck

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

    they definitely get way more excited for the Sox.

  • mbonzo

    Youk should have been out on strike 5.

  • jetrer

    of course. Thanks sweaty freddy

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

      The ump wasn’t helping him any.

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

    Right down Broadway.

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

    Good grief, just put that pitch on a tee.

    • IRF

      Seriously, BP guys couldn’t make a pitch that bad

  • Nefarious

    Ah well good thing he struck out 3 pitches ago…

  • the tenth inning stretch

    This time, Youk should’ve been struck out but knocked himself in.

    Sigh.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Freddy has nothing to get good hitters out. Stuff is shitty and command is not there.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Well Youk does have the second highest WPA against the Yankees on anyone on the Red Sox…

    Fuck him.

  • Bob Stone

    That’s it for the insurance runs.

  • Esteban

    What a meatball. 88 down the middle’s not gonna do it against Youkilis.

  • jetrer

    bullpen please

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

      No.

  • Cy Pettitte

    christ, put in Noesi

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      I’ll bite.

  • http://ablogforarod.blogspot.com/ The Captain

    Assist for that home run goes to Mike Everett. That call call on the 2-2 pitch on the corner was horseshit.

    • jetrer

      it was well outside, but close to the calls Lester has been getting

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Baseball would be great if every aspect of the team decided to suck at the same time.

  • MannyGeee

    these guys are horrrrrrible. I am seriously thinking about kicking my dog in hopes the yelping drowns out this thoughtless rhetoric…

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Leave the dog alone, sir.

  • mike c

    switcher’s fielding has been absolutely horrendous for the last few games

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      And the offense has gone to sleep. Fantastic.

    • Adam

      Wasn’t that Bill Murray’s character in Stripes?

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

    isn’t Everitt widely regarded as a terrible ump?

    • first time lawng time

      IS there such thing as a good ump?

      • JobaWockeeZ

        It’s a myth.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Bench Arod please for a few games. He needs rest.

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

    Am shocked that hitting .406 wasn’t automatic MVP material.

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

      That, and the triple crown the next year…
      he sure slept with someone’s wife.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Red Sox won 84 wins that year so obviously Williams wasn’t valuable enough.

      Does it make it more believable now?

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

        Sadly, yes.
        It’s surprising that not so long ago baseball analysts were blatantly stupid.

        It’s gotten a bit better.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          By better you mean 2 or 3 out of 100 voters being turned form idiots to slightly less idiots then I guess so.

          Baby steps I suppose.

  • Karl Krawfid

    3 pitches 2 outs.

    A-Rod and Cano need to get it together.

  • Nefarious

    Wouldn’t 27 games be barely halfway?

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Fallacy of the predetermined….

    I mean Michael Kay is SMARTER than these guys. I actually MISS Joe Morgan.

    • first time lawng time

      I’ll admit that I thoroughly enjoyed Morgan drooling over Cano.

  • Adam

    So…are we just supposed to pretend that we didn’t notice that Bobby V’s hair was all gray when he was the Mets’ manager?

    • mbonzo

      Thats what managing the Mets will do to you.

  • mbonzo

    Someone needs to yell some sense into this umpire. Girardi? Posada? SOMEONE?

  • jetrer

    that was just ugly

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Aside from last night’s garbage-time double, Swish has looked pretty useless at the plate. Hoping he turns it around soon.

  • Nefarious

    You know a runner is fast when the first baseman has to dive.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    It would be great to get a Red Sox catcher out.

  • Cy Pettitte

    any time a Sox catcher gets a hit I die a little inside…

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    Hey Freddy, they’re not chasing.

  • Tom Zig

    Now it’s time to see what this team is made of, we’re at rock bottom, who is gonna be the hero to break us out?

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

    Nowitzki is a noted playoff warrior. One of only 4 men to average 25 points and 10 rebounds. He has not been the reason the Mavs haven’t won, and he does not “play softer when the games get bigger”.

    This booth can’t even make accurate statements about other sports while bullshitting and filling up airtime.

  • jetrer

    why is no one up yet?? Freddy looks awful

  • CBean

    I’m ready for Freddy to come out.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Can we get the pen ready?

    Thanks Larry.

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

    I’ve seen this movie, it has a dark ending. Freddy is not long for this game.

    • special kid

      this season is doomed. i feel dark depresson when i open the channel

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    Just get the DP.

  • Nefarious

    That was a gritty double play

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Grittiest GIDP ever

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    And he does exactly that. Right on cue.

  • Esteban

    That’ll do, that’ll do.

  • Monteroisdinero

    ggidp

    gritty gidp

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Yay, a succesful DP!

  • jetrer

    thank the dwarf

  • first time lawng time

    Dustin Pedroia is not a real man.

    I’m sorry, I know that sounds mean, but he’s this short little balding rat elf thing.

    Cano will always be the better 2nd baseman.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      You can be mean and be telling the truth you know…

    • Xstar7

      “Cano will always be the better 2nd baseman.”
      But, but Pedroia is so gritty…..

  • http://ablogforarod.blogspot.com/ The Captain

    What a gritty GIDP by Pedroia there to end the inning.

    What’s his sandwich going to be with the way he’s been hitting? 2 slices of expired bologna on freezer-burned white bread with a slice of Kraft singles cheese that’s been left on the counter all day? That sounds about right.

    • MannyGeee

      its gonna be hummus and semen on whole wheat… the official sandwich of the Red Sox

      • http://ablogforarod.blogspot.com/ The Captain

        That’ll work. As long as they call it “Tha PedroyAHH,” Sox fans are going to gobble them up by the half dozen.

  • Xstar7

    What a gritty double play by Pedroia

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Just curious, is attendance still down?

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    No bunt attempt this time, Brett. OK?

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

    Yeah, I’m a little tired of this narrative either. Do you know why the Red Sox juggled their rotation? It wasn’t to get their three best pitchers into this all-important Yankee series.

    It was because their fourth and fifth pitchers suck ass right now, and they’re skipping them if at all possible. If the Red Sox had had the Twins on the schedule this weekend, I bet they still line up Buchholz-Beckett-Lester. This story is overblown.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      I don’t know. Theo and the rest of that office is obsessed with the Yankees. That Crawford clause for example is hilarious with their obsession.

    • CBean

      What I don’t get is how the narrative reflects well on the Red Sox? Doesn’t it make it seem like they’re afraid of the Yankees?

  • Cuso

    BUNT!

  • Hummingbird S.

    He was not on the bag… nice call ump.

    • the tenth inning stretch

      Hate the neighborhood call.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Thanks for the replay you joke of a network.

    • mbonzo

      No need, Valentine told me he was safe despite Lester’s head being in the way of the replay.

      • http://ablogforarod.blogspot.com/ The Captain

        You guys really expected ESPN to show a replay that would have made their favorite team look bad??? Come on. You should know better by now.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          I thought they were so sure of Lester’s PERFECT throw and Lowrie’s PERFECT grit that it’s needs to be relayed to everyone so everyone can JIZZ!

  • Esteban

    Bobby Valentine is the worst. He just says things.

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    That doesn’t help either (despite beating out the DP).

  • first time lawng time

    Is foot was on the bag but not when the ball was in the glove.So
    that’s an out right?

  • Cuso

    Orel: brilliant observation. bettter shot at getting him out with a pickofff

    you dumb fuck

  • Cy Pettitte

    could have seen that coming.

  • CBean

    ugh ugh ugh brett gardner

  • Hummingbird S.

    Heck of a night for Gardner so far.

  • Chip

    Gardner sucks a lot for a fast guy

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    Just great.

  • General Tsao

    Gardner is one of the worst baserunners I’ve ever seen.

  • MannyGeee

    goddammit! Gardner woulda went full steam I think he beats Lowrie to the bag.

  • Esteban

    Gardner can’t bunt or steal bases (this year). What the hell happened?

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

    Brett Gardner couldn’t be any worse of a base stealer.

    • http://ablogforarod.blogspot.com/ The Captain

      He could have no legs. Just sayin…

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Watch game tape of Rickey please. Your bad baserunning skills are ridiculous.

  • mbonzo

    Obviously Gardner needs to work on his stealing, but I would rather see him try to steal and fail than another sac bunt, GIDP, or just not trying at all.

  • jetrer

    Dear Grit Gardner,
    Seeing as you suck at base stealing and suck at bunting, In the future could you please refrain from trying to do either.
    Sincerely,
    Angry Yankee Fan with common sense

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

    Brett Gardner is determined to make Yankee fans hate him with a passion.

    Let’s do lots of bad bunting, not stealing, and getting picked off. More of that.

    (shakes head)

  • the tenth inning stretch

    If Gardner doesn’t stop, I think he’s probably safe at second.

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

      That.

      Force the throw at 2B. Don’t keep running and let them corner you.

  • pat

    At least there’s nobody on base for the Gonzo HR.

  • The209

    Gardner needs a sports shrink

  • sangreal

    Didn’t ESPN say they were done talking about Posada before the Andruw Jones HR?

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

      Don’t drug addicts often say “This is my last time, I swear”?

    • the tenth inning stretch

      But then the Sox weren’t doing anything, so they needed something to talk about.

  • first time lawng time

    I haven’t seen Rivera in so long.

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

      Joe told him he was going to use him 9th, and Mariano said “Fuck that, I don’t do ninth. DON’T YOU KNOW WHO I AM!?!?!? Oh, btw, my back hurts and I need a mental day.

  • MannyGeee

    yo…. FUCK these guys for talking about Posada and he questioning his ‘place in life’…

    what a bunch of assholes

  • Adam

    Odd that Jorgie calls his skipper Girardi…

  • MannyGeee

    ‘The matter is closed’ except for we will be talking about it for the next 3 hours…

  • Cy Pettitte

    fuck.

  • MannyGeee

    FN Ortiz

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    [headdesk]

  • Nefarious

    Well it was a good game while it lasted

    /not really serious

  • jetrer

    enough already

  • special kid

    its happening again………

  • first time lawng time

    Jorge’s a cutie. If I was manager I’d let him bat wherever he wants.

    • MannyGeee

      OK #1? I am sure that is the last thing that was on Girardi’s mind: ‘Wow, Jorgie is really horrible this season, but he’s sorta cute, so I’ll blow him…. and oh yeah he can bat wherevz he wants”

      #2: not that good looking of a fella. but $13M a year makes you look real good real quick… go ask his wife.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    omg who saw that shit coming.

    Get Freddy out now, that crap he’s throwing isn’t going to work against the sox

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Papi. Ugh.

  • Corporate Scum

    Anyone think he has a shot at the cycle?

    • jetrer

      maybe if he hits one near Swish

    • Nefarious

      His heart might explode between second and third.

    • MannyGeee

      yes, but only if a seagull swoops down and attacks Swish while he tries to pick up the ball to geet it in….

    • Adam

      Only if the Yanks put Bump Bailey in for Granderson.

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

        +1 for the Malamud.

    • first time lawng time

      If it didn’t involve getting a triple, yes.

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

    Wow, I almost thought Freddy would make through five without giving up another run.

  • MannyGeee

    whos the kid toucher with the young RS fan that Ortiz gave the broken bat to?

  • JobaWockeeZ

    FACT: Hector Noesi was called up for a reason.

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    No opposing pitcher fears the batters, no opposing hitter fears the pitchers. And it’s all led to this.

  • It’sATarp

    looks like the clock is striking 12 on garcia..goddamn

    • mbonzo

      Giving up 4 ER to probably the best offense in baseball through 5 IP is not bad for a guy who’s a backend starter. He still has a 3.25 ERA.

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    And the Yankees continue to be outhit in every series they’ve played since April 24th.

    • Yankeescribe

      Its easy to get outhit when Ivan Nova is our number 3 starter…

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    Now would be a good time to stop sucking, Alex.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Dear ESPN guys, Lester is not “locked in.”

  • Nefarious

    In the bottom of the fifth isn’t it a bit early to be talking about the 8th?

    • http://ablogforarod.blogspot.com/ The Captain

      Not when you’re tahhlking about Jawn FAHCKING Lestahh!! The greatest pitchah evah to step awn a FACHKING mound!!!

      /adjusts green Red Sox hat

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Time for Alex to do something to actually help win this game

  • MannyGeee

    did I just hear Orel say…. “Bardsy”???????

    what a douche

  • JobaWockeeZ

    …Back to the bust part. It was fun while it lasted though.

  • Cuso

    Yanks aren’t winning tonight

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Fuck you and your terribleness Arod. Absolute fucking garbage right now

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    Alex you fucking asswipe.

    OPSing .800 right now. Awesome.

  • Karl Krawfid

    This sucks :(

  • General Tsao

    I knew when Curtis got that HR we wouldn’t get anymore runs off Lester. Now they’re gonna let him go into the 7th. Garcia and Martin didn’t do their jobs. Why you would throw a fastball to Youk on 3-2 when he has been fooled by the offspeed all night is beyond my comprehension. Because of that we’re gonna get swept in humiliating fashion unless someone comes up with a fluke hit.

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

      I want you and special kid to go start a blog somewhere where you two can talk crazy to each other all day long.

      • Adam

        It is comments like this that make it really difficult to avoid making a joke and breaking the rules about political talk in the comments.

  • The Yankees

    Dear Mike,

    Sorry, no.

  • jetrer

    why the fuck is he still pitching

  • CBean

    please just take garcia out.

  • mbonzo

    Why is Garcia still in? Noesi can pitch.

  • Xstar7

    “The Cooler” at his best. Long gone are the days when we thought Alex would be MVP this year.

  • MannyGeee

    through 5.1, he did not embarrass himself. not lighting ther world on fire, but not an abortion either

  • Danny Tartabull

    BOOOOOOONE

    • MannyGeee

      he is just in time to help Crawford break out of his funk…

  • Cuso

    95 pitches? just trying to get Logan work? whats the deal, Joe?

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

      Do you really think they should have left Garcia in?

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

        Yeah, I think Joe pressed his luck about as far as he should have.

      • Cuso

        Actually, I’m indifferent to taking him out. my question was more a byproduct of who they were brining in.

  • Justin

    Can we call up Montero yet and give this team some sort of life? I’ve never changed the channel more times from Yankee games then I have this week.

    • special kid

      this!!

    • Yankeescribe

      Can Jesus pitch?

  • JobaWockeeZ

    So did Boone Logan offer his wife to Girardi or something?

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Gardy!

  • jetrer

    that is one nice fucking catch

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

    Nice, Brett.

  • Esteban

    At least Gardner is still great on defense.

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

    Bravo Brett!

  • Cy Pettitte

    BG saved Boone’s ass

  • Domingo Jean

    look at that!!!

  • MannyGeee

    wow, Gardner reminding us why he’s still in the Bronx!!! thats a web gem!!!

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    If only your bat, baserunning and speed were as good as your glove, Brett.

    • the tenth inning stretch

      The natural speed is there. He just needs to trust it and run earlier in counts.

      • Bob Stone

        He needs a lot more than that. Gardy is fast but has absolutely NO base running instincts. I don’t know if he can learn that.

  • Domingo Jean

    i think bobby v’s hair is on “performance enhancing drugs”

  • Cuso

    Boone doesn’t deserve to have his ERA lowered for those two outs.

  • Domingo Jean

    Boone should blow both BG and Arod…..

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    The same goes for you too, A-Rod.

  • Xstar7

    Do the Yankees have a rally in their bones?
    /Michael Kay’d

  • Jesus Montero

    ok boys!!!!! lets go!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    Dear Yankees,
    I want a win good pitching, good defense and towering homeruns please.

    Just kidding. I want a stick.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ysseRhMi6U (safe)

  • Jesus Montero

    Cano turning back the clock to 2009

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

      I wish. He was good in 2009. He sucked in 2008.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Nice AB Robbie…

  • MannyGeee

    Cano looks really lost out there.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Holy crap, Javy Vazquez got crushed tonight.

  • Karl Krawfid

    We ain’t good

  • first time lawng time

    Dear Yankees,
    I know you’ve been going through a rough patch and this game is not must win, but please look into your heart and win this game. I really don’t feel like listening to Sox fans brag about sweeping the Yankees.

    Love,
    FTLT

    • the tenth inning stretch

      Co sign.

    • Bob Stone

      I second that thought. From your lips to God’s ears. PLEASE.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Do you have an alter ego or something?

      • first time lawng time

        nah I’m just frustrated right now and am really dreading tomorrow.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          No that was perfectly rational and the exact opposite of the Royals series for example. I’m impressed.

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

            FTLT has reformed herself. She’s awesome now.

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    From patience and making him work in the first two innings, right back to the impatience seen over the last three weeks. [head-fucking-desk]

  • Mickey Scheister

    It would be nice to see a win tonight, some way, some how.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    With 50 pitches in the first two innings somehow Lester manages to end up here.

  • Jesus Montero

    Andruwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

  • Jesus Montero

    Andruwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

  • V

    This. Umpire. Sucks.

    Wow.

  • Jesus Montero

    fucked up strike there

    • Xstar7

      When are you going to get called up? Id Rather have you as the Yankees DH than Andruw.

  • Jesus Montero

    what the fuck was he waiting for?

  • Erica

    THAT was not a strike??!

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    That is not a strike.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Wow.

  • Bob Stone

    That was a great pitch.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Terrible call.

  • jetrer

    the strike zone started out wide and now its migrating high (at least with Lester pitching)

  • Jesus Montero

    sounds like Bobby V wants Lester to throw 200 pitches tonight

    • V

      Yeah, if his managing is anything like his managing, he is not suited for the job. You want your young pitchers’ arms to be blown? Want to have 5 sac bunts a game? He’s your guy. Want a winning ball club? Nah.

  • Cuso

    c’mon russelll. triple to the gap

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Why not just a home run?

      • Cuso

        i like to think outside the…..

        aw screw it, doesn’t matter

  • Corporate Scum

    Nice beard. Very sex-offender-y.

  • Bob Stone

    106 pitches – we’re getting close to getting Lester out of the game.

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    I don’t know what to think of this. Gardner can’t be trusted right now.

    • the tenth inning stretch

      Lester could just walk him. Here’s hoping.

  • Jesus Montero

    check out bobby’s tie….

  • King George

    Gosh, this ESPN circle jerk over every Red Sox player is ridiculous.

    • Jesus Montero

      AMEN!!!!

  • Mickey Scheister

    Hey Zeus! Cmon Yanks!!!

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    I knew it.

  • jetrer

    nice 2-0 popout

  • CBean

    God. Yankees. I find that I don’t even have the energy to be angry anymore.

  • Bob Stone

    Geez Gardy – How about a little patience? Lester was struggling to get the ball over the plate.

  • General Tsao

    Fucking pathetic at bats by Gardner and Andruw. We just aren’t any good at driving men in.

  • Jesus Montero

    WTF!!!!!!!!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Well I’m going to need an 11th pair of eyes.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Nice, bailed out Lester again…

  • Karl Krawfid

    Lester, Lester, Lester.

    Jesus Christ, 2 teams are playing here.

    Lester isn’t a damn team btw.

  • Hummingbird S.

    2-0 cookie and he pops it up.

  • mbonzo

    Yankees will figure this out eventually.

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

      Eventually.

  • Jesus Montero

    When is anyone gonna step up and do something?!!!!!!

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

      WHAT’S ALL THIS LYING AROUND SHIT?!?!???!

      /Bluto’d

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Next Easter?

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Suddenly Ellsbury turns into Gardy.

  • first time lawng time

    Robertson’s cute, too. I’d let him pitch whenever he felt like it.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    “I don’t think he’s ever throwing downhill.”

    They didn’t read the stride article.

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

    “I don’t think [Robertson's] every throwing downhill except for when he’s throwing down the pitching mound hill.”

    Worldwide leader in sports people.

  • mbonzo

    I wouldn’t ever change anything about Robertson, but it seems to me that he could get a few more MPH on his pitches by changing his stride. Seems like he takes too much of a step rather than a hip drive.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    This ump sucks more dick than Sasha Gray.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      I’m gonna give this a huge +1 only because I learned who Sasha Gray was by my American Law professor.

  • Cy Pettitte

    lol where was that? this ump has been fucking us all night.

  • thaaaaaaayankeeeswin

    and thats not a strike??????? lol

  • BigTimeBartolo

    This umpire is a fucking clown

  • Karl Krawfid

    You have to be kidding me!

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

    Joe might get tossed again tonight. This zone is ridiculous.

  • Cuso

    You know, even if the Yanks win tonight, I don’t know how great it’s gonna feel.

    Just win the frigger and move on.

    • Corporate Scum

      It would feel like a great relief.

  • thaaaaaaayankeeeswin

    last time he fucked us on a strike 3, a couple of pitches later, Youk tied the game

  • the tenth inning stretch

    So the bearded child should’ve been struck out, now he’s in scoring position. Sounds familiar.

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    I don’t like this.

  • special kid

    its happening again…….

  • Cuso

    i completely agree with the IBB, but its about to be 8-4

  • thaaaaaaayankeeeswin

    fuck this guy

  • Corporate Scum

    It must be tough to hit while Bobby V cups your balls.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Ump refuses to call a red sox out on strikes.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    I wish half of these umpires would end up homeless where their lack of abiltiies belong.

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

    I don’t think we’re allowed to strike people out anymore. Maybe Selig sent an order to the umps saying we were never to get a called strike.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Yay-Rod.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    ARE. YOU. KIDDING. ME.

  • thaaaaaaayankeeeswin

    omfg

  • cjc

    just can’t make this shit up

  • Justin

    And on that note, I’m changing the channel.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    As if one run wasn’t big enough.

  • Big Apple

    Tracy Morgan says to Pedroia..”Are you a large child or a small adult?”

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

    You just have to laugh.

    • mbonzo

      They don’t deserve to win right now.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    WTF WTF WTF

    FUCK YOU AROD YOU PIECE OF SHIT

  • Cy Pettitte

    this is a fucking joke.

  • jetrer

    fucking AROD …. the Yankees absolutely suck right now

  • General Tsao

    Ballgame. Humiliating sweep.

    • Adam

      Funny, I thought there were still nine innings in a game?

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

        It’s General Tsao. He’s a well-known crazyface.

    • Pasqua

      You must be a blast at parties.

  • Adam

    Well..that was downright Buckner-esque.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Good job Alex. This team is just amazing.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Alex Rod-Buckner.

  • Nefarious

    I’ll turn it off if Ortiz hits a triple here

  • Esteban

    AROD makes me :(

  • Justin

    ARod pulls a Buckner. i’m changing the channel. screw it.

  • Erica

    I just DON’T get it.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Note to Bobby V: Fielding a ground ball with two hands is what you’re taught from tee ball. A-Rod just turned for 3rd a millisecond too early.

  • cjc

    at what point exactly do the juggeling clown come on the field

  • mbonzo

    I’d rather have Charleston playing right now.

  • CBean

    I was wrong. I can still get angry.

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    you all, I say, you all need to calm the fuck down..

    its May 15th…there’s more ball games to play than 2 for one night at the local brothel…

    and besides…if Pedroia, Youk and Lester are so damn good, why do they need help from the ump..

  • JobaWockeeZ

    I hate this narrative too but any day if a non Granderson regular would like to try and win then by all means please.

    Could they at least give a fuck that they are losing? I hate Pedroia but they admitted they fucking suck balls after the 0-6 start.

  • Kostas

    Wow… this team is beyond help right now. They are turning into a bunch of head cases. Have to say, Girardi is losing control of this team…… Going to be a few more games before they figure out how to win..

    Seriously, even the most rose colored glasses person has to admit this team just sucks right now. They are not even playing below average baseball.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Seriously, even the most rose colored glasses person has to admit this team just sucks right now.

      Oh I’ll find you one.

  • TheMick

    Is Morris Buttermaker available to manage/coach?

    • http://ablogforarod.blogspot.com/ The Captain

      Even if he’s not, at least we can take his approach of drinking heavily to deal with the bullshit we’re seeing on the field right now.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Alex is providing no positive value for the team whatsoever right now. It’s ridiculous how bad he’s been on both sides of the ball. Arod’s error combined with a wild-pitch and unbelievably bad ump calls is making this infuriating to watch.

    • Adam

      Bring back Cody Ransom! He makes the team more balanced!

  • first time lawng time

    IS it sad that I forget what it feels like to win?

  • Cy Pettitte

    this zone is insane

  • Esteban

    Worst ump ever.

    • Kostas

      His zone sucks but all he has done is allow Drew to walk that inning.

      • Foghorn Leghorn

        you must not have seen that phantom strike three to youk before the homer. same pitch was called a strike on tex and pedroia 5 minutes prior.

        i don’t give a flying fuck where your strike zone is..just be consistent.

  • Larry Rothchild’s Yamika

    For two weeks this year I thought this was a great ESPN crew. Then I realized I was listening to a Raffi album.

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

    I wonder what the score would be if we had had the Lester strike zone all night long.

    4-1 Yankees? Sounds about right.

    • Foghorn Leghorn

      yup…Lester gets the Glaving treatment.

  • Cuso

    They need to get the hell outta NY.

    A long road-trip until Mid-June is what they need.

  • Mister Delaware

    6 of those 7 fucking pitches to Drew were strikes.

  • James A

    and now 4 straight strikes that will be called balls

  • BigTimeBartolo

    This umpire Mike Winters needs to be shot in the face. Can’t fucking get a single call

    • Mister Delaware

      Winters sucks, but its not him behind the plate tonight.

  • mbonzo

    “How big is this game?” Its not, its May 15th.

    • Chris

      It would be nice if that had been the answer given.

    • BigTimeBartolo

      every win is worth the same

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

        Correct. And with 162 games in the season, while every win is worth the same, pretty much none of them are worth something that can be described as “big”.

        The first “big” game any of these teams will be playing will be in late August.

        • Mister Delaware

          And even then its not bigger than a game in May. Mind blowing.

  • Mister Delaware

    And D-Rob has to be done after this batter no matter what.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    D-Rob’s gotta be so pissed.

  • wow

    wow

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

    Congrats to David Robertson for striking out 5 guys that inning.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    This Alec Baldwin punching commercial sums up the feelings of this game.

  • The209

    due for a big offensive inning…

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

      They’re not due for anything. They’re beating themselves again. Garcia hangs a fastball to Youk, A-Rod gets no outs on a ball that should have turned into two outs, at the very least one.

      • The209

        “offensive” inning

  • first time lawng time

    How can the red sox “go back to .500″ if they were never there at any point in the season.

    Logical fallacy.

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

      0-0?

      • Chris

        That’s undefined, not .500

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    Well here’s the game coming up here.

  • General Tsao

    Something major needs to change. Either Girardi is let go and Tony Pena takes over or one of the regulars in addition to Posada is benched. We currently have one guy in the lineup performing, that’s it.

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

      How is firing the manager going to get them to hit?

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

        O:S this clown. He’s been here for weeks now and has yet to say one single thing that wasn’t batshit crazy.

      • jetrer

        Obviously the new manager would give the hit sign when the batters were at the plate. Not sure why Girardi hasn’t figured that out.

      • A-Rod’s Wingman

        Well I assume a new guy wouldn’t have them bunt as often.

  • Lily

    down by 2 runs greattt just great! all im gonna say is aceves u were great with the yanks appreciate all u did but i’d like for you to blow this game.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Is it weird that I’m not mad/assuming they’ll be fine? They’re playing horribly right now, but I just can’t get angry about baseball games in May.

  • Larry Rothchild’s Yamika

    I recognize this pitcher. Didn’t he serve beer after games in the clubhouse?

  • oldmanalex

    im so done with jeter

  • BINNER

    Maybe A-rod can be dropped down to the 9th spot……check that….maybe everyone hat who isn’t so “Grandish” can be dropped down to the 9th spot. That way Posada can bat anywhere he likes….

  • Kevin G.

    First thing Aceves does when he leaves the Yankees? Grows a disgusting beard? Sigh

  • Kostas

    It may be next Friday before this team wins a game. A 9 game losing streak is very possible.

    • first time lawng time

      SPeaking of Fridays Rebecca black is pregnant

      • A-Rod’s Wingman

        Wow, it worked.

  • jetrer

    Remember when Jeter had that three game hot streak last week. That was nice. Just wish he kept it going longer than a few games before he resumed sucking.

  • mbonzo

    I bet Posada pinch hits at some point and hits the tying/go ahead homerun.

  • Cuso

    our 3,4, 5 hitters scare noone right now

  • Larry Rothchild’s Yamika

    Tex seems to have a problem getting the ball to fall anywhere good.

  • Cy Pettitte

    ARod owes us a HR here

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

    Hopefully Tex gets paid by the pop-up.

    • Foghorn Leghorn

      what is it with the sox players and their beards? they look like a bunch of booogies.

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    i quit you Arod…unless you hit a bomb here

  • mbonzo

    Hell yea, give this game back to us Red Sox!

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Lolz Crawford. Rally time.

  • Chris

    For a fast guy, Granderson looks pretty goofy when he’s running.

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

      We have the goofiest-looking runners in baseball. Tex, Posada, shit, even Jeter.

      • Foghorn Leghorn

        pedroia is the goofiest looking fucker when he runs

    • Mister Delaware

      He seems pretty goofy (in a likeable way) pretty much all the time.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Granderson – 5
    Rest of the Yankees – 0

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

    Heh, Crawford gave A-Rod the error back.

  • Justin

    A 2 out hit by the Yankees? Really?

    • mbonzo

      4 of the Yankees 6 hits have come with 2 out.

  • Larry Rothchild’s Yamika

    “he doesn’t know he can use it” and AROD proceeds to double.

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

    Nice, Lex.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Alex actually did something helpful, thank god

  • oldmanalex

    thats not a HR

  • Kevin G.

    Crawford pulled a Yankee move there

  • Cy Pettitte

    oh man I was waiting for the “grit” and I got it.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Really? Ease vs. Grit? Holy crap. Just stop already.

  • Cuso

    grit.

    omg, i just puked

  • Kevin

    FYI the Red Sox are grittier than the Yankees

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    People still wear Tommy Hilfiger?

    • Kevin G.

      Those commercials make me not want to buy Hilffiger AT ALL. Those commercials just scream “I have more money than you, suck it.”

      • A-Rod’s Wingman

        The funny thing is that actual rich people wouldn’t be caught dead in Hilfigier.

  • Chris

    That 1st pitch to Cano looked like a strike to me.

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

      Huh?

      • Chris

        Sarcasm.

        The ump has been, shall we say, questionable tonight.

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

          My bad then.

      • the tenth inning stretch

        Terrible umpire sarcasm, I hope?

  • Xstar7

    If A-Rod had made that play it’d be a tie ballgame. If Youkilis hadn’t reached on that strikeout/passed ball, we’ed be leading. If the ump had called that strike three to Youkilis this game would be a blowout. It’s the little things that are killing the Yankees. But to be fair that last point wasn’t their fault.

    • A-Rod’s Wingman

      And if they had someone better than Freddy Garcia this would all be a non issue.

      • TheMick

        They did have someone better last night, but still managed to lose.

  • Crime Dog

    That’s the only way to walk Cano

  • FIPster Doofus

    OK, Swish. Cut the shit and start your resurgence.

  • mbonzo

    Swisher is so fucking due here.

  • Cuso

    that was a mistake by Salty to go out there. normally swish swings at the first pitch.

    • mbonzo

      Good pitch though. Even if he hits that its probably a groundball.

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

    Jason Varitek is the best catcher ever. No other man in history knows how to call a ballgame. None.

    /Hershiser’d

  • The209

    It’s gritty to have catchers that suck

  • first time lawng time

    So did that commercial say that 2nd base didn’t have the same sex appeal as short?

    With Cano I would have to disagree.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Crawford would fit right in with the Yankees.

  • Mister Delaware

    Wow was that a hanger.

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

    Sit on the breaking ball, Swish.

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

      Bitch. He needs a Kevin Long session.

  • Larry Rothchild’s Yamika

    Variteck was such a good defensive catcher he never had a mound conference. He communicated with his eyes.

  • Cy Pettitte

    fuck you Swisher

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Swisher: still terrible

  • wow

    of course he did. shame on me for thinking he would do something.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Swish still hitless with RISP.

    Sigh.

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    i wish swisher would tell joe he wants out of the lineup…

  • Esteban

    I’m shocked. # not shocked.

  • General Tsao

    We desperately need to make a trade for a right fielder.

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

      I thought they just had to fire Girardi and replace him with Tony Pena?

  • Xstar7

    MURDER/DEATH/KILL SWISHER

  • Cuso

    Someone hire Ozzie on a consultant basis to berate Swisher. maybe that will wake him up.

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

      Yeah, because he had the best year of his career under Ozzie’s tutelage in CHI.

      Wait, what?

  • JobaWockeeZ

    The peripherals are unreal yet again but I still don’t have the greatest confidence.

  • Larry Rothchild’s Yamika

    Can someone please send Sarah Silverman into the booth? I think Orel’s head would explode.

    • Foghorn Leghorn

      Orel’s just lucky his first name ain’t Anal

  • FIPster Doofus

    Insult to injury.

  • Cy Pettitte

    wow Joba, fuck you too.

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    nail/coffin

  • Adam

    Seriously…seriously…

  • Karl Krawfid

    Kill me now

  • jetrer

    fucking unreal

  • Kostas

    joba is nails.

  • Ivan

    Really Joba?!?!?!?! REALLY?!?!?!?!

  • inpinstripes

    What the fuck you fat bastard?

  • Chairman Mao

    I just don’t know why we keep trotting that guy out there to give up bombs. Raphael Soriano where are you?

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

      Was that really a “bomb”? It looked like a cheapie to me.

  • pat

    lol

  • wow

    #bestbullpeninbaseball

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

    The second end of the bat golf-shot to the short porch tonight.

    When it rains, it pours.

  • Cuso

    IN CASE ANYONE WAS WONDERING, SC IS CURRENTLY AIRING ON ESPN2 WITH COMPLETE POSTGAME COVERAGE OF BULLS/HEAT.

    (yes caps were necessary here for effect).

  • Nefarious

    I am now dead inside.

    /the season must be over…

  • Kevin G.

    It would be nice if every player on the team besides Granderson didn’t pick the exact same time to SUCK ASS

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Seriously Joba?

    We get the deficit back to 1…nope, too close.

    Fuck you Joba, I usually defend you but no excuse for that fucking shit

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    Must be joking at this point.

  • Pat D

    If only Joba could stop giving up home runs and DRob could stop walking people…

  • Esteban

    Ok, the world is gonna end.

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

    I fucking give up. They can’t get out of their own way. Score some runs, instantly give them right back.

  • Pat D

    If only Joba could stop giving up home runs and DRob could stop walking people…

  • mbonzo

    Tomorrow’s lineup.

    1. Derek Jeter, SS
    2. Curtis Granderson, CF
    3. Robinson Cano, 2B
    4. Jesus Montero, DH
    5. Jorge Vazquez, 1B
    6. Andruw Jones, RF
    7. Eduardo Nunez, 3B
    8. Brett Gardner, LF
    9. Francisco Cervelli, C

    I’m not serious, but if this really was the lineup I wouldn’t be mad.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Downside for Montero and Vazquez is that they play like Swish? Nothing new. But rewards could be great.

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

        I’m still waiting for someone to tell me who are the two people getting cut/demoted/DFA’d to add both Montero AND Vazquez simultaneously.

        • mbonzo

          Demote Noesi and Sanit? Bullpen is pretty well rested after all these shitty games.

  • special kid

    DOMINANT BULLPEN

  • first time lawng time

    Ummm this homestand has been…a learning experience?

  • Kostas

    Yanks should have dealt Joba when they had the chance. They ruined him.

  • mbonzo

    New thread for better load time? for better playing? for the tying run to the plate?

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    If Jorgie juices one the crowd will go fucking apeshit.

  • Adam

    So…is sending Jorge back out there against Bard a punishment?

  • Xstar7

    Humiliating. Well put this season in the books folks cause it’s gonna be a Red Sox-Phillies world series.

    • FIPster Doofus

      lol

    • Adam

      Good, I guess that means you don’t ever have to watch another inning or comment again. See ya.

      • Xstar7

        Ouch. Hey, are you the same Adam that called everyone on this website a “friggin nerd” a little while back?

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

      Please tell me you’re not serious.

      • Xstar7

        Is Ed “Too Tall” Jones too tall?
        /obviously joking

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

    Jorge!

    Thanks for coming back from commercial on time, fellas.

  • Kevin G.

    oh hai there jorge

  • dkidd

    we’re winning this game

    /why not?’d

  • Frigidevil

    I think this is gonna be the start of Posada’s last hurrah in pinstripes.

  • Mister Delaware

    Oooo, a walk would have been ok there, Jorgie.

  • Ivan

    Good AB Posada.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    good job Jorge.

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

    Come on Yankees, wreck this shit.

  • Nefarious

    Pinch runner now… please… he’s so slow.

  • Mykey

    Jesus, these announcers are so stupid.

  • first time lawng time

    Jorge with the walk…so cute!

    But posada sucks lol whatevs (can’t believe no one has brought that up)

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    I can haz Papelblown?

  • Chairman Mao

    Good to see the crowd behind Jorge. He has given us everything he has for 16 years. They are trying to will the Yankees to victory.

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

    Just so you know, Gardner will bunt if Martin walks.

  • Pasqua

    Hershiser: Base-on-balls translates to “renewed focus at the plate.” Holy shit, you really CAN spin anything to fit a narrative.

    • Mykey

      That honestly was the dumbest thing I’ve heard in a while. I can’t believe that stretch.

  • Esteban

    Coltrane got his money’s worth with that swing.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Nonsensical bunt time?

  • Alex Taffet

    Damn I was hoping they brought in Papelbon to face Gardner.

  • Ivan

    Rally Cooking?

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Man, if only we had just given up Joba for Dan Haren. Wouldn’t having Haren be a nice luxury right now?

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

      And Manny Banuelos, too. Don’t forget that part.

    • Mykey

      He certainly hits better than most of our offense right now.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Any time you want to lift the bat off your shoulders, Brett.

    • Esteban

      Bard was wild, I think making him throw strikes was a good idea.

  • Cuso

    Every single one of Orel’s narratives are from the Red Sox perspective. How can he not see that?

  • FIPster Doofus

    I’m so tired of pop ups.

    • Foghorn Leghorn

      don’t worry…Jeter will fix that for you with a groundout.

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

      And groundballs to second.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    damnittohell

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Does anybody want to step up? Anyone at all? Sit your ass down Grandy you did enough.

    • Nefarious

      We need him to get on base to start the 9th.

      /assuming we can hold them at 7 which is a huge assumption.

  • Adam

    Wow that dude in the spex looked awkward in the bleachers.

  • Ivan

    Well we will get em next inning.

  • special kid

    captain clutch!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Good news is we cleared the pitcher. Bad news is that the only hitter can’t tie it himself.

  • Erica

    ARGH

  • Karl Krawfid

    When is the next day off for the team? Anyone know?

  • jetrer

    The reason Jeter stood up for Posada is because he knows he’s the one who will be dropped to ninth before too long.

  • It’sATarp

    But jeter’s fine because he hit really well in texas right?

  • first time lawng time

    I really am not mad anymore. It’s kinda sad that I can’t expect this team to score and when they do, I can’t expect their pitching to not give up a lead. This month has not been a good one for the Yankees.