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

930 Comments

  1. Cuso says:

    From Yankees, To Mike:

    Suit up, you’re batting 9th tonight.

  2. Light says:

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

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

      /Corleone’d

    • mbonzo says:

      If anyone can hit Lester, its the Yankees.

      • MannyGeee says:

        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’

      • JobaWockeeZ says:

        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.

  3. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Over/Under 2 hits with RISP?

  4. Jerome S. says:

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

    • Steve S. says:

      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 says:

        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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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?

  7. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    So happy to see Swisher protecting Cano.

  8. General Tsao says:

    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.

  9. first time lawng time says:

    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?

  10. Charles says:

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

    • JMK says:

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

      Seriously, who gives a shit about your dull prediction?

  11. special kid says:

    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

  12. Cuso says:

    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 says:

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

    • MannyGeee says:

      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

  13. John Hansen says:

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

  14. Lily says:

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

  15. IRF says:

    Ship Jorge to the Jays for Jose Bautista

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

  17. first time lawng time says:

    So Which idiot is which on ESPN?

  18. Carl says:

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

  19. Xstar7 says:

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

  20. first time lawng time says:

    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.

  21. JerseyDutch says:

    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.”

  22. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  23. IRF says:

    Jorge chants?

  24. Xstar7 says:

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

  25. Stratman9652 says:

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

  26. first time lawng time says:

    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?

  27. JobaWockeeZ says:

    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.

  28. mbonzo says:

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

    • Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

  29. Esteban says:

    Yikes at this commercial. Aaaaawkwaaaard.

  30. Adam says:

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

  31. bonestock94 says:

    Lol great commercial

  32. Carl says:

    That could’ve been Ball 1.

  33. Carl says:

    Can’t be fouling off the balls here.

  34. Carl says:

    That clipped him.

  35. mbonzo says:

    Nice at bat by Jeter.

  36. Carl says:

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

  37. first time lawng time says:

    Of course they bring up the game vs TB.

    Biggest non story ever.

  38. Esteban says:

    .973 OPS for Granderson! As a CFer!

  39. Stratman9652 says:

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

  40. MannyGeee says:

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

  41. Esteban says:

    OOOhhhh first opportunity for a RISPfail.

  42. Carl says:

    And there’s the first runner in scoring.

  43. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

  44. Hummingbird S. says:

    1 for 1 with RISP!!

  45. mbonzo says:

    TEX! A hit with RISP. My God!

  46. Esteban says:

    HALLELUJAH!!!

  47. Cy Pettitte says:

    who is that and what have they done with Teix?

  48. MannyGeee says:

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

  49. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    A hit with RISP! OMG!!!

  50. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  51. first time lawng time says:

    RISPWIN!!!

  52. Carl says:

    This is quite unusual to see here.

  53. jetrer says:

    RISP 1.000/1.000/1.000

  54. Cuso says:

    Wait, did that really just happen?

  55. General Tsao says:

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

  56. IRF says:

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

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

  58. Stratman9652 says:

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

    • 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.

  59. Esteban says:

    Gotta hit that 1-0 pitch ARod

  60. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

    • Nefarious says:

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

  61. first time lawng time says:

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

  62. swishers fauxhawk says:

    A-Rod is a hot mess.

    • MannyGeee says:

      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…

  63. Hummingbird S. says:

    A-Rod looks bad..

  64. Reggie C. says:

    The BaBiP adjustment has hopefully begun to swing our way.

  65. mbonzo says:

    Too many homeruns!

  66. Carl says:

    And now another runner in scoring.

  67. Hummingbird S. says:

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

    • first time lawng time says:

      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?

  68. first time lawng time says:

    Eww Jeter has like no hair.

  69. jetrer says:

    already hating this umpire

  70. cjc says:

    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.

  71. cjc says:

    Swisher’s AB’s are hard to watch

  72. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  73. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Pass balls <3

  74. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  75. Freddy’s got the motion going tonight.

    Gotta snare that, though, Russell.

  76. Carl says:

    Not this again.

  77. pat says:

    Of Course. Fucking youkilis.

  78. IRF says:

    Is there a more frustrating play in baseball?

  79. Xstar7 says:

    Again? Really? Fuck you Kevin Youkilis

  80. Hummingbird S. says:

    Here we go with the bad D..

  81. jetrer says:

    the sloppiness has returned

  82. Shdw says:

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

  83. mbonzo says:

    Catch the balls please.

  84. Cy Pettitte says:

    now that botched strikeout is really screwing them

  85. Reggie C. says:

    Is swisher turning into Adam Dunn without the homeruns?

  86. Esteban says:

    Well this isn’t promising.

  87. cjc says:

    Yeah BUNT BUNT

  88. General Tsao says:

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

  89. MannyGeee says:

    is that like the third bobble on Swish this series?

  90. Cuso says:

    Drew is gonna draw a walk

  91. Kevin G. says:

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

  92. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  93. Reggie C. says:

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

    /tryingnottowatchanimplosion

  94. Jerome S. says:

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

    • MannyGeee says:

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

    • Nefarious says:

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

  95. A-Rod's Wingman says:

    So…a rally started with a dropped strike three?

  96. MannyGeee says:

    wowwwwwww…

    Freddy just lost this game. ask these two assholes announcing

  97. Cy Pettitte says:

    MORE FREE RUNS!!!!

  98. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    That lead certainly didn’t last long.

  99. Cuso says:

    F U Espn for flashing that stat

  100. Xstar7 says:

    Youkilis scores after striking out again. Fuck.

  101. Matty Ice says:

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

  102. first time lawng time says:

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

    fuck you.

  103. Carl says:

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

  104. Cy Pettitte says:

    lol Big Papi

  105. Xstar7 says:

    HA! Eat that Big Papi.

  106. Carl says:

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

  107. MannyGeee says:

    Russell Martin just made up for the pass ball right there

  108. cjc says:

    Thx David

  109. Esteban says:

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

  110. Stratman9652 says:

    Well that was fucking stupid David. Thanks for that.

  111. mbonzo says:

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

  112. A-Rod's Wingman says:

    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.

  113. Yanks27rings says:

    Ortiz, you slow boy! >8D

  114. Esteban says:

    Nice escape job. Impressive.

  115. IRF says:

    Well done Freddy

  116. Reggie C. says:

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

  117. Xstar7 says:

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

  118. FIPster Doofus says:

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

  119. Rob says:

    I hate bobby valentine so much, way to go freddy

  120. Adam says:

    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…

  121. JobaWockeeZ says:

    WOW.

  122. mbonzo says:

    ANNNNNDRRRRUUUUUWWWW

  123. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Weeeeeeeeeee Aaaaandruw.

  124. IRF says:

    ON-DREW!!!!

  125. billy's bartender says:

    was that thames?

  126. jetrer says:

    hmmmm…too bad Jorge isn’t DH today

  127. Carl says:

    Now we have homer #59.

  128. Mike Axisa says:

    Andruw’s sick of this shit.

  129. Chip says:

    I hate it when we hit home runs!

  130. Cuso says:

    nice

  131. A-Rod's Wingman says:

    Goddamdruw

  132. Reggie C. says:

    Andruw Jones showed up!

  133. nedro says:

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

  134. Xstar7 says:

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

  135. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

    ESPN’d

  136. Esteban says:

    Reverse lock in action.

  137. cjc says:

    Terrible just terrrible how can you win by hitting Homers

  138. Monteroisdinero says:

    A Monterian blast!

    /getting ahead of myself

  139. first time lawng time says:

    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.

  140. Carl says:

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

  141. Adam says:

    Lester’s definitely hitable tonight…

  142. Esteban says:

    What a meatball.

  143. the tenth inning stretch says:

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

    • first time lawng time says:

      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.

  144. Carl says:

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

  145. Nefarious says:

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

  146. Pat D says:

    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.

  147. cjc says:

    Do you think Bobby likes the bunt?

  148. MannyGeee says:

    FUCCK THESE POP UP BUNTSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

  149. jetrer says:

    that is just fucking awful

  150. FIPster Doofus says:

    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.

  151. Cy Pettitte says:

    STOP FUCKING BUNTING

    BG is soooooooo bad.

  152. Hummingbird S. says:

    AWESOME IDEA!

  153. A-Rod's Wingman says:

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

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

  154. Xstar7 says:

    Goddamn bunts. When will they ever learn?

  155. JMK says:

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

  156. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Free outs! Get your free outs!

  157. Mike Axisa says:

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

  158. General Tsao says:

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

    • jetrer says:

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

  159. Carl says:

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

  160. mbonzo says:

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

  161. V says:

    God. Damn. It.

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

  162. IRF says:

    Gross

  163. JobaWockeeZ says:

    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

  164. Carl says:

    OK, why the bunt?

  165. Monteroisdinero says:

    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?

  166. billy's bartender says:

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

  167. IRF says:

    “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

  168. mbonzo says:

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

  169. Rob says:

    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 says:

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

    • jetrer says:

      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)

  170. The Captain says:

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

  171. Carl says:

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

  172. V says:

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

  173. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  174. 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.

  175. Esteban says:

    I trust Grandy not to have a RISPFail.

  176. Jerome S. says:

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

  177. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Wow Grandyyyyyyy baby.

  178. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  179. jetrer says:

    see … the bunt worked :)

  180. mbonzo says:

    GRANDYMAN.

    In other news, Bobby pissed about all the homeruns.

  181. cjc says:

    Again WTF guys stop stop just bunt

  182. the tenth inning stretch says:

    No-doubt shot from Grandyman!

  183. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Bobby V wants to cry…

  184. IRF says:

    Kevin Long’d

  185. MannyGeee says:

    Curtis, dont be so mean!!!

  186. Mike Axisa says:

    Curtis says fuck yo couch.

  187. Xstar7 says:

    The Grandyman can

  188. General Tsao says:

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

  189. Nefarious says:

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

  190. Cy Pettitte says:

    oh my fucking god that was a monster shot

  191. swishers fauxhawk says:

    #cured

  192. mike c says:

    can’t hit lefties

  193. Reggie C. says:

    Granderson wanting to keep within striking pace of Bautista.

  194. Crime Dog says:

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

  195. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

  196. Mike Axisa says:

    See? Bunt worked, helped get the run across…

  197. FIPster Doofus says:

    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.”

  198. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  199. Matt says:

    To many homers…… :-)

  200. Cy Pettitte says:

    did they just call Cervelli Kevin Long?

  201. cjc says:

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

  202. Xstar7 says:

    Did they just call Cervelli Kevin Long? Lulz

  203. Hummingbird S. says:

    that outside corner to righties is bullshit.

  204. Esteban says:

    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.

    • How many sac bunts does Granderson have? None?

      Then he sucks. Bust.

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

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

      • Esteban says:

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

        • JobaWockeeZ says:

          Yeah they are different but fanhood is extreme either way.

          • Esteban says:

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

            • JobaWockeeZ says:

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

      • JMK says:

        Totally different situations.

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

        • JobaWockeeZ says:

          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 says:

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

    • mbonzo says:

      I. Am. Shocked.

    • Adam says:

      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 says:

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

      although I would kinda like IPK back right now

  205. The Captain says:

    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.

  206. Esteban says:

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

  207. MannyGeee says:

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

  208. Hall and Nokes says:

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

  209. jetrer says:

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

    There are a lot of red triangles way out wide

  210. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Grandy’s insurance runs looking huge already.

    • Reggie C. says:

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

  211. JMK says:

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

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

  213. Esteban says:

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

  214. Monteroisdinero says:

    Nobody pops up to first grittier than Peedy.

  215. the tenth inning stretch says:

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

  216. Nedro says:

    Tek-chair-a.
    Fuck you, Valentin

  217. MannyGeee says:

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

  218. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Everett is just a terrible umpire. Fin.

  219. Cy Pettitte says:

    lol ump is a fucking joke

  220. mbonzo says:

    Nice strikezone.

  221. Hummingbird S. says:

    Where’s the wide zone now?

  222. Nefarious says:

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

  223. first time lawng time says:

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

  224. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    LOL Freddy

  225. MannyGeee says:

    you HAVE to be shitting me

  226. Cy Pettitte says:

    wow, wonderful.

  227. Cy Pettitte says:

    wow, wonderful.

  228. IRF says:

    Well fuck

  229. Jerome S. says:

    they definitely get way more excited for the Sox.

  230. mbonzo says:

    Youk should have been out on strike 5.

  231. jetrer says:

    of course. Thanks sweaty freddy

  232. Mike Axisa says:

    Good grief, just put that pitch on a tee.

  233. Nefarious says:

    Ah well good thing he struck out 3 pitches ago…

  234. the tenth inning stretch says:

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

    Sigh.

  235. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  236. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

    Fuck him.

  237. Bob Stone says:

    That’s it for the insurance runs.

  238. Esteban says:

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

  239. jetrer says:

    bullpen please

  240. Cy Pettitte says:

    christ, put in Noesi

  241. The Captain says:

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

  242. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  243. MannyGeee says:

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

  244. mike c says:

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

  245. Jerome S. says:

    isn’t Everitt widely regarded as a terrible ump?

  246. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  247. Jerome S. says:

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

    • Jerome S. says:

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

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

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

      Does it make it more believable now?

      • Jerome S. says:

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

        It’s gotten a bit better.

        • JobaWockeeZ says:

          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.

  248. Karl Krawfid says:

    3 pitches 2 outs.

    A-Rod and Cano need to get it together.

  249. Nefarious says:

    Wouldn’t 27 games be barely halfway?

  250. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Fallacy of the predetermined….

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

  251. Adam says:

    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?

  252. mbonzo says:

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

  253. jetrer says:

    that was just ugly

  254. the tenth inning stretch says:

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

  255. Nefarious says:

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

  256. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  257. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  258. Carl says:

    Hey Freddy, they’re not chasing.

  259. Tom Zig says:

    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?

  260. 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.

  261. jetrer says:

    why is no one up yet?? Freddy looks awful

  262. CBean says:

    I’m ready for Freddy to come out.

  263. Karl Krawfid says:

    Can we get the pen ready?

    Thanks Larry.

  264. Mike Axisa says:

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

  265. Carl says:

    Just get the DP.

  266. Nefarious says:

    That was a gritty double play

  267. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Grittiest GIDP ever

  268. Carl says:

    And he does exactly that. Right on cue.

  269. Esteban says:

    That’ll do, that’ll do.

  270. Monteroisdinero says:

    ggidp

    gritty gidp

  271. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Yay, a succesful DP!

  272. jetrer says:

    thank the dwarf

  273. first time lawng time says:

    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.

  274. The Captain says:

    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.

  275. Xstar7 says:

    What a gritty double play by Pedroia

  276. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Just curious, is attendance still down?

  277. Carl says:

    No bunt attempt this time, Brett. OK?

  278. 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 says:

      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 says:

      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?

  279. Cuso says:

    BUNT!

  280. Hummingbird S. says:

    He was not on the bag… nice call ump.

  281. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Thanks for the replay you joke of a network.

    • mbonzo says:

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

      • The Captain says:

        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 says:

          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!

  282. Esteban says:

    Bobby Valentine is the worst. He just says things.

  283. Carl says:

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

  284. first time lawng time says:

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

  285. Cuso says:

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

    you dumb fuck

  286. Cy Pettitte says:

    could have seen that coming.

  287. CBean says:

    ugh ugh ugh brett gardner

  288. Hummingbird S. says:

    Heck of a night for Gardner so far.

  289. Chip says:

    Gardner sucks a lot for a fast guy

  290. Carl says:

    Just great.

  291. General Tsao says:

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

  292. MannyGeee says:

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

  293. Esteban says:

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

  294. Mike Axisa says:

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

  295. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  296. mbonzo says:

    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.

  297. jetrer says:

    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

  298. 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)

  299. the tenth inning stretch says:

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

  300. pat says:

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

  301. The209 says:

    Gardner needs a sports shrink

  302. sangreal says:

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

  303. first time lawng time says:

    I haven’t seen Rivera in so long.

  304. MannyGeee says:

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

    what a bunch of assholes

  305. Adam says:

    Odd that Jorgie calls his skipper Girardi…

  306. MannyGeee says:

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

  307. Cy Pettitte says:

    fuck.

  308. MannyGeee says:

    FN Ortiz

  309. Carl says:

    [headdesk]

  310. Nefarious says:

    Well it was a good game while it lasted

    /not really serious

  311. jetrer says:

    enough already

  312. special kid says:

    its happening again………

  313. first time lawng time says:

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

    • MannyGeee says:

      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.

  314. BigTimeBartolo says:

    omg who saw that shit coming.

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

  315. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Papi. Ugh.

  316. Corporate Scum says:

    Anyone think he has a shot at the cycle?

  317. Mike Axisa says:

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

  318. MannyGeee says:

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

  319. JobaWockeeZ says:

    FACT: Hector Noesi was called up for a reason.

  320. Carl says:

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

  321. It'sATarp says:

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

    • mbonzo says:

      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.

  322. Carl says:

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

  323. A-Rod's Wingman says:

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

  324. the tenth inning stretch says:

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

  325. Nefarious says:

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

    • The Captain says:

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

      /adjusts green Red Sox hat

  326. BigTimeBartolo says:

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

  327. MannyGeee says:

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

    what a douche

  328. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  329. Cuso says:

    Yanks aren’t winning tonight

  330. BigTimeBartolo says:

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

  331. A-Rod's Wingman says:

    Alex you fucking asswipe.

    OPSing .800 right now. Awesome.

  332. Karl Krawfid says:

    This sucks :(

  333. General Tsao says:

    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.

  334. The Yankees says:

    Dear Mike,

    Sorry, no.

  335. jetrer says:

    why the fuck is he still pitching

  336. CBean says:

    please just take garcia out.

  337. mbonzo says:

    Why is Garcia still in? Noesi can pitch.

  338. Xstar7 says:

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

  339. MannyGeee says:

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

  340. Danny Tartabull says:

    BOOOOOOONE

  341. Cuso says:

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

  342. Justin says:

    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.

  343. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  344. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Gardy!

  345. jetrer says:

    that is one nice fucking catch

  346. Esteban says:

    At least Gardner is still great on defense.

  347. Cy Pettitte says:

    BG saved Boone’s ass

  348. Domingo Jean says:

    look at that!!!

  349. MannyGeee says:

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

  350. Carl says:

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

    • the tenth inning stretch says:

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

      • Bob Stone says:

        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.

  351. Domingo Jean says:

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

  352. Cuso says:

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

  353. Domingo Jean says:

    Boone should blow both BG and Arod…..

  354. Carl says:

    The same goes for you too, A-Rod.

  355. Xstar7 says:

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

  356. Jesus Montero says:

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

  357. Stratman9652 says:

    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)

  358. Jesus Montero says:

    Cano turning back the clock to 2009

  359. BigTimeBartolo says:

    Nice AB Robbie…

  360. MannyGeee says:

    Cano looks really lost out there.

  361. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Holy crap, Javy Vazquez got crushed tonight.

  362. Karl Krawfid says:

    We ain’t good

  363. first time lawng time says:

    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

  364. Carl says:

    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]

  365. Mickey Scheister says:

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

  366. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  367. Jesus Montero says:

    Andruwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

  368. Jesus Montero says:

    Andruwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

  369. V says:

    This. Umpire. Sucks.

    Wow.

  370. Jesus Montero says:

    fucked up strike there

    • Xstar7 says:

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

  371. Jesus Montero says:

    what the fuck was he waiting for?

  372. Erica says:

    THAT was not a strike??!

  373. Carl says:

    That is not a strike.

  374. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Wow.

  375. Bob Stone says:

    That was a great pitch.

  376. Mickey Scheister says:

    Terrible call.

  377. jetrer says:

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

  378. Jesus Montero says:

    sounds like Bobby V wants Lester to throw 200 pitches tonight

    • V says:

      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.

  379. Cuso says:

    c’mon russelll. triple to the gap

  380. Corporate Scum says:

    Nice beard. Very sex-offender-y.

  381. Bob Stone says:

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

  382. Carl says:

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

  383. Jesus Montero says:

    check out bobby’s tie….

  384. King George says:

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

  385. Mickey Scheister says:

    Hey Zeus! Cmon Yanks!!!

  386. jetrer says:

    nice 2-0 popout

  387. CBean says:

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

  388. Bob Stone says:

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

  389. General Tsao says:

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

  390. Jesus Montero says:

    WTF!!!!!!!!

  391. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  392. BigTimeBartolo says:

    Nice, bailed out Lester again…

  393. Karl Krawfid says:

    Lester, Lester, Lester.

    Jesus Christ, 2 teams are playing here.

    Lester isn’t a damn team btw.

  394. Hummingbird S. says:

    2-0 cookie and he pops it up.

  395. mbonzo says:

    Yankees will figure this out eventually.

  396. Jesus Montero says:

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

  397. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Suddenly Ellsbury turns into Gardy.

  398. first time lawng time says:

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

  399. the tenth inning stretch says:

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

    They didn’t read the stride article.

  400. Mike Axisa says:

    “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.

  401. mbonzo says:

    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.

  402. JobaWockeeZ says:

    This ump sucks more dick than Sasha Gray.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

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

  403. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  404. thaaaaaaayankeeeswin says:

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

  405. BigTimeBartolo says:

    This umpire is a fucking clown

  406. Karl Krawfid says:

    You have to be kidding me!

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

  408. Cuso says:

    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.

  409. thaaaaaaayankeeeswin says:

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

  410. the tenth inning stretch says:

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

  411. Carl says:

    I don’t like this.

  412. special kid says:

    its happening again…….

  413. Cuso says:

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

  414. thaaaaaaayankeeeswin says:

    fuck this guy

  415. Corporate Scum says:

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

  416. Hummingbird S. says:

    Ump refuses to call a red sox out on strikes.

  417. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  418. 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.

  419. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Yay-Rod.

  420. the tenth inning stretch says:

    ARE. YOU. KIDDING. ME.

  421. thaaaaaaayankeeeswin says:

    omfg

  422. cjc says:

    just can’t make this shit up

  423. Justin says:

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

  424. JobaWockeeZ says:

    As if one run wasn’t big enough.

  425. Big Apple says:

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

  426. Mike Axisa says:

    You just have to laugh.

  427. BigTimeBartolo says:

    WTF WTF WTF

    FUCK YOU AROD YOU PIECE OF SHIT

  428. Cy Pettitte says:

    this is a fucking joke.

  429. jetrer says:

    fucking AROD …. the Yankees absolutely suck right now

  430. General Tsao says:

    Ballgame. Humiliating sweep.

  431. Adam says:

    Well..that was downright Buckner-esque.

  432. Hummingbird S. says:

    Good job Alex. This team is just amazing.

  433. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Alex Rod-Buckner.

  434. Nefarious says:

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

  435. Esteban says:

    AROD makes me :(

  436. Justin says:

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

  437. Erica says:

    I just DON’T get it.

  438. the tenth inning stretch says:

    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.

  439. cjc says:

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

  440. mbonzo says:

    I’d rather have Charleston playing right now.

  441. CBean says:

    I was wrong. I can still get angry.

  442. Foghorn Leghorn says:

    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..

  443. JobaWockeeZ says:

    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.

  444. Kostas says:

    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 says:

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

      Oh I’ll find you one.

  445. TheMick says:

    Is Morris Buttermaker available to manage/coach?

    • The Captain says:

      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.

  446. BigTimeBartolo says:

    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.

  447. first time lawng time says:

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

  448. Cy Pettitte says:

    this zone is insane

  449. Esteban says:

    Worst ump ever.

    • Kostas says:

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

      • Foghorn Leghorn says:

        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.

  450. Larry Rothchild's Yamika says:

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

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

    4-1 Yankees? Sounds about right.

  452. Cuso says:

    They need to get the hell outta NY.

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

  453. Mister Delaware says:

    6 of those 7 fucking pitches to Drew were strikes.

  454. James A says:

    and now 4 straight strikes that will be called balls

  455. BigTimeBartolo says:

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

  456. mbonzo says:

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

  457. Mister Delaware says:

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

  458. the tenth inning stretch says:

    D-Rob’s gotta be so pissed.

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

  460. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  461. The209 says:

    due for a big offensive inning…

  462. first time lawng time says:

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

    Logical fallacy.

  463. A-Rod's Wingman says:

    Well here’s the game coming up here.

  464. General Tsao says:

    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.

  465. Lily says:

    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.

  466. FIPster Doofus says:

    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.

  467. Larry Rothchild's Yamika says:

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

  468. oldmanalex says:

    im so done with jeter

  469. BINNER says:

    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….

  470. Kevin G. says:

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

  471. Kostas says:

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

  472. jetrer says:

    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.

  473. mbonzo says:

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

  474. Cuso says:

    our 3,4, 5 hitters scare noone right now

  475. Larry Rothchild's Yamika says:

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

  476. Cy Pettitte says:

    ARod owes us a HR here

  477. Mike Axisa says:

    Hopefully Tex gets paid by the pop-up.

    • Foghorn Leghorn says:

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

  478. Foghorn Leghorn says:

    i quit you Arod…unless you hit a bomb here

  479. mbonzo says:

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

  480. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Lolz Crawford. Rally time.

  481. Chris says:

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

  482. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Granderson – 5
    Rest of the Yankees – 0

  483. Mike Axisa says:

    Heh, Crawford gave A-Rod the error back.

  484. Justin says:

    A 2 out hit by the Yankees? Really?

  485. Larry Rothchild's Yamika says:

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

  486. BigTimeBartolo says:

    Alex actually did something helpful, thank god

  487. oldmanalex says:

    thats not a HR

  488. Kevin G. says:

    Crawford pulled a Yankee move there

  489. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  490. the tenth inning stretch says:

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

  491. Cuso says:

    grit.

    omg, i just puked

  492. Kevin says:

    FYI the Red Sox are grittier than the Yankees

  493. A-Rod's Wingman says:

    People still wear Tommy Hilfiger?

    • Kevin G. says:

      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 says:

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

  494. Chris says:

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

  495. Xstar7 says:

    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.

  496. Crime Dog says:

    That’s the only way to walk Cano

  497. FIPster Doofus says:

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

  498. mbonzo says:

    Swisher is so fucking due here.

  499. Cuso says:

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

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

    /Hershiser’d

  501. The209 says:

    It’s gritty to have catchers that suck

  502. first time lawng time says:

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

    With Cano I would have to disagree.

  503. Karl Krawfid says:

    Crawford would fit right in with the Yankees.

  504. Mister Delaware says:

    Wow was that a hanger.

  505. Larry Rothchild's Yamika says:

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

  506. Cy Pettitte says:

    fuck you Swisher

  507. BigTimeBartolo says:

    Swisher: still terrible

  508. wow says:

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

  509. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Swish still hitless with RISP.

    Sigh.

  510. Foghorn Leghorn says:

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

  511. Esteban says:

    I’m shocked. # not shocked.

  512. General Tsao says:

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

  513. Xstar7 says:

    MURDER/DEATH/KILL SWISHER

  514. Cuso says:

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

  515. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  516. Larry Rothchild's Yamika says:

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

  517. FIPster Doofus says:

    Insult to injury.

  518. Cy Pettitte says:

    wow Joba, fuck you too.

  519. A-Rod's Wingman says:

    nail/coffin

  520. Adam says:

    Seriously…seriously…

  521. Karl Krawfid says:

    Kill me now

  522. jetrer says:

    fucking unreal

  523. Kostas says:

    joba is nails.

  524. Ivan says:

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

  525. inpinstripes says:

    What the fuck you fat bastard?

  526. Chairman Mao says:

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

  527. wow says:

    #bestbullpeninbaseball

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

    When it rains, it pours.

  529. Cuso says:

    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).

  530. Nefarious says:

    I am now dead inside.

    /the season must be over…

  531. Kevin G. says:

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

  532. BigTimeBartolo says:

    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

  533. Stratman9652 says:

    Must be joking at this point.

  534. Pat D says:

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

  535. Esteban says:

    Ok, the world is gonna end.

  536. Mike Axisa says:

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

  537. Pat D says:

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

  538. mbonzo says:

    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.

  539. special kid says:

    DOMINANT BULLPEN

  540. first time lawng time says:

    Ummm this homestand has been…a learning experience?

  541. Kostas says:

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

  542. mbonzo says:

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

  543. Stratman9652 says:

    If Jorgie juices one the crowd will go fucking apeshit.

  544. Adam says:

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

  545. Xstar7 says:

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

  546. Jorge!

    Thanks for coming back from commercial on time, fellas.

  547. Kevin G. says:

    oh hai there jorge

  548. dkidd says:

    we’re winning this game

    /why not?’d

  549. Frigidevil says:

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

  550. Mister Delaware says:

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

  551. Ivan says:

    Good AB Posada.

  552. Mike Axisa says:

    Come on Yankees, wreck this shit.

  553. Nefarious says:

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

  554. Mykey says:

    Jesus, these announcers are so stupid.

  555. first time lawng time says:

    Jorge with the walk…so cute!

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

  556. Stratman9652 says:

    I can haz Papelblown?

  557. Chairman Mao says:

    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.

  558. Mike Axisa says:

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

  559. Pasqua says:

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

    • Mykey says:

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

  560. Esteban says:

    Coltrane got his money’s worth with that swing.

  561. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Nonsensical bunt time?

  562. Alex Taffet says:

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

  563. Ivan says:

    Rally Cooking?

  564. BigTimeBartolo says:

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

  565. swishers fauxhawk says:

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

  566. Cuso says:

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

  567. FIPster Doofus says:

    I’m so tired of pop ups.

  568. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

    • Nefarious says:

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

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

  569. Adam says:

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

  570. Ivan says:

    Well we will get em next inning.

  571. special kid says:

    captain clutch!

  572. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  573. Erica says:

    ARGH

  574. Karl Krawfid says:

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

  575. jetrer says:

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

  576. It'sATarp says:

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

  577. first time lawng time says:

    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.