Game 38 Spillover Thread


The Yankees will bring the tying run to the plate in this game.

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  1. Against Papelbon, that’s basically a guarantee.

  2. It'sATarp says:

    This is in so much fucking hindsight but…:

    “A Yankees official told the Daily News on Friday that the team was “definitely interested” in grabbing Haren, “but not at all costs.” The Bombers reportedly offered Arizona a package of prospects centered around highly regarded pitchers Ivan Nova and Zach McAllister. Arizona asked for Chamberlain to be included and the Bombers refused. The Yanks also did not want to assume all of the remaining $33 million on Haren’s contract.”

  3. Chairman Mao says:

    And once again sloppy defense(Martin and A-Rod) and an ineffective bullpen(Joba) will be our demise. For all the talk about the offense those two components of our team have been even worse lately.

  4. jetrer says:

    The Yankees will bring the tying run to the plate in this game.

    and then pop up weakly

  5. mbonzo says:

    Adrian Gonzalez looked terrible against Mo.

  6. Cy Pettitte says:

    bring up Montero and shake things up already, this team is zombie-like

  7. CBean says:

    Hi Mo. I’ve missed you. I prefer seeing you in happier times.

  8. JobaWockeeZ says:

    After this guys it’s Price and Shields who is a CG machine now.

    Good luck they’re gonna need it immensely.

  9. Darebear says:

    2011 Yankees = 2008 Yankees.

  10. mbonzo says:

    “Tough for an older team.”
    I want to punch you in the face you ignorant slut.

  11. Cy Pettitte says:

    god I’d love to take a baseball bat to Bobby V.’s face

  12. Adam says:

    Just to throw in some perspective…even if they lose tonight, the Yanks could leave Tampa in first place.

  13. BigBlueAL says:

    9 games in a row in Sea/Oak/Ana. If the offense is still hitting by that time the way they are hitting right now they might score 9 runs combined in those 9 games. Of course with their current luck for sure they will not miss Felix/Haren/Weaver on that trip either.

  14. Karl Krawfid says:

    I like how they are discussing save situations that most likely won’t happen.

  15. INeedValidation a/k/a Ridiculous Long Name For No Reason says:

    Bobby V is the only person that could make me miss Joe Morgan.

  16. first time lawng time says:

    I find it comical that if Boston wins they are for the first time .500 and destine to run away withthe division by the all star break, but the Yanks ar in horrific shape, still above .500, experiencing the same shit that Boston went through in the beginning, but they will never break out of it because their defense sucks and they are old and crippled.

    Thankyou ESPN.

  17. Tom Zig says:

    Jed Lowrie looks like Charlie from it’s always sunny.

  18. BigBlueAL says:

    Damn, Papelboner so far with a 20/2 K/BB ratio??

  19. jetrer says:

    bull shit call

  20. JobaWockeeZ says:


    • Nefarious says:

      Those calls are for Red Sox only. It’s not their fault that the team that was never going to lose a game got off to a super slow start. They deserve the wider strike zone.

  21. first time lawng time says:

    Wow one game within second place in the middle of May!!!

    I’m sooooooo jealous of the red Sox!!!

  22. Cy Pettitte says:


  23. JobaWockeeZ says:

    I’m glad the Yanks are giving up just like us. There’s always tomorrow…to lose.

  24. BigBlueAL says:

    ESPN doesnt show replay of K-Zone after that Strike 3 to Grandy?? Hmmmm

  25. Kostas says:

    The 2011 NY Yankees. Where everyday is Old Timers day.

  26. Kevin says:

    wow…. this team is starting to annoy me

  27. BigTimeBartolo says:

    Absolutely useless Tex, do something besides fucking popping it up in the infield please

  28. mike c says:

    ESPN really seems to love adding insult to injury

  29. Kostas says:

    So this team has defined roles. Jeter hits grounders, Tex hits pop ups, ARod K’s… Potent. Absolutely Potent

  30. first time lawng time says:

    So my game plan for the team: some times between now and tomorrow vs Tampa, they should watch footage from these past games. Let it be a learning experience.

    Then they burn the footage play .700 ball the rest of the year and never speak of this homestand again.

  31. Cy Pettitte says:

    ARod delaying the inevitable strikeout

  32. jetrer says:

    WTF Mike, you promised us the tying run would come up. I, for one, want a refund.

  33. Erica says:

    Wow… just. WOW. Wow.

  34. BigBlueAL says:

    I guess his HR in final at-bat of the Royals series didnt get Arod back on track.

  35. BigTimeBartolo says:

    Terrible series, terrible games. I could not be more disgusted with this team right now. They really need to get their shit together, especially on defense. Stupid errors like Arod’s cost us games

  36. Kevin G. says:

    Pathetic. This team needs to get their heads out of their fucking asses.

  37. Nobody is better at celebrating meaningless wins over the Yankees in May than Papelbon.

    Enjoy it, douchenozzle. Revel in the majesty that is winning 3 games before Memorial Day that nobody will care about three months from now.

    • Doug says:

      all the games count the same though, right?

      • Like I said last thread:

        Yes, all the games count the same.

        No, none of the games count that much. Each win or loss is only 0.6% of the season. Even a solid two weeks of shitty play is only 8.6% of the season.

        All the games count for the exact same amount: “Not much”.

        • Doug says:

          but it’s tough to play so poorly against your top competition

          • Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

            The Rays are a better team now than the Sox

            • Doug says:


            • bonestock94 says:

              lol wut? Better record =/ better team in May.

              • Both teams are now 8-5 in May, but Tampa has a +12 run differential, Boston has a -2 run differential. Season-long, Tampa’s +28 and Boston is -6.

                Both teams got of to horrible starts, both teams have improved and are playing better. But I’m with Freddy, the Rays as a whole are playing better than Boston. Similar offense, but better pitching across the board.

                • bonestock94 says:

                  I wouldn’t bet on the team playing further above its true talent level (offensively) maintaining its current pace though. Give me the safer bet here, Boston, the top 2 offense in the game.

                  • Give me the team with the better pitching, particularly in the pitching-dominant era that we’re in. Especially since the Rays still have more quality pitching sitting in the high minors, ready to supplement.

                    • bonestock94 says:

                      Fair point, not sure I agree though. Boston’s farm is sparse but they have a lot of their top players locked in at cheap salaries, money coming off the books, and a good front office that should be able to rebuild the farm and make smart signings in the future. The Rays have an insane farm but I’m not sure they can afford to build the complete package needed to compete in the AL East. I don’t buy into their offense at all for 2011.

                    • Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

                      As soon as the Sox trot out Dice-BB and Lackey, we’ll realize they aren’t this good :)

                    • Boston’s farm is sparse but they have a lot of their top players locked in at cheap salaries, money coming off the books, and a good front office that should be able to rebuild the farm and make smart signings in the future.

                      That doesn’t really have much to do with who will be better in 2011, though.

                    • bonestock94 says:

                      Oh, I thought your mention of their pitching in the minors triggered an organizational discussion. Then I re read and realized what you meant.

                      Then yea, as I said before, I don’t buy into their offense at all this year and I think you need that to get it done in the AL East.

          • It is. It’s tough to see your favorite team look like ass against your archrival.

            It’s easy to forget about it, though, because there’s so, so many games left to play that a bad weekend against your archrival doesn’t prevent you from still dancing on their grave come October.


            Games that are really meaningful: Playoff games, because there’s only 7 of them in each series and you can’t afford to have a bad week

            Games that are pretty meaningless: Regular season games, because there’s a whopping 162 of them and you can afford to suck ass for more than a fortnight and still post a .600+ winning percentage if you play solidly more often than not

            • first time lawng time says:

              It’d be a lot easier to deal with your team getting swept by their archrival if you didn’t have to deal with their idiot fanbase.

              That really is the only reason why these losses piss me off more than any others.

            • Doug says:

              not just a bad weekend against your archrival. but a bad weekend against your top competition in the division (my apologies to the rays).

              and it’s not just a weekend. it’s been poor play for 2 weeks now. the team is looking very old, and they’re not suddenly gonna get younger.

              • Like I said, even a bad two weeks is less than 9% of the season. And luckily for us, before that 9%, we were performing quite well, so we’ve built up some cushion.

                A two-week stretch of suckitude is frustrating, but not super-duper meaningful. It doesn’t mean we can’t make the playoffs. If it did, Boston would have already been eliminated from playoff contention; their stretch to open the season was even worse than the funk we’re in now.

    • BigTimeBartolo says:

      I don’t really see how you can say these games are meaningless though. They count just as much in the standings as the games in September

      • And those games in September are pretty meaningless too, individually. It’s mind-blowing, but it’s true.

        A bad game is pretty meaningless. A bad week is pretty meaningless. A bad month is even pretty meaningless, plenty of good teams have bad months (and vice versa).

        You need like 2-3 months of play of a certain variety to really have a meaningful impact on the season.

    • Ivan says:

      Look on the birght side, at least the Heat lost tonight.

  38. mbonzo says:

    I think, the more games the Yankees lose, the more chance Montero is called up.

  39. Ivan says:

    Rough series, but hey, there is whole lot of season of baseball left folks.

  40. It'sATarp says:

    Everyone except Grandy is in the shitter =\

  41. Xstar7 says:

    It’s Tampa Time.

  42. bonestock94 says:

    That game gave me blue balls. Slumps are really awful, especially when they include Papelbon fist pumping.

  43. Reggie C. says:

    Its quite amazing the Yankees are in second place when Granderson is leading the team in hitting with .281.

    This lineup is featuring some of the worst slumping hitters in the AL right now in Arod, Swisher, and Posada. I’ll even put Teix in that mix. No one should be too surprised at this weekend’s outcome.

  44. Tut says:

    Too many things are going wrong at the same time. (shoddy defense, unclutch hitting, shitty bullpen) The problem really lies in the fact that the starting pitching has pitched way above expectations so far.

  45. special kid says:

    please bring up montero

    • bonestock94 says:

      Eh, I don’t even think he’d do well right now based on his AAA stats. Let him force his way up here, don’t hand it to him.

  46. Reggie C. says:

    at least D-Rose, Deng, and Noah beat down on those self-preordained NBA champs, the Heatles.

    • I’m rooting for the Bulls here, but I hope whomever takes the West beats whomever takes the East. I’m firmly on the Mavs/Thunder bandwagon.

      28 of the past 31 NBA championships have been won by one of six teams: the Lakers, Celtics, Spurs, Pistons, Bulls, or Heat.

      Time for fresh blood. Go Dirk (or Darantula).

      • bonestock94 says:

        Fair point, but I’ll settle for anyone but the Heat here. I can’t handle the thought of Lebron with a ring, and I’m not even a big NBA guy.

      • Ivan says:

        As long as its not the Heat who wins it all, I really don’t care who wins to be honest. Although I have develop a sweet spot for Durant.

      • Mister Delaware says:

        I hope the Heat win just because everyone has completely bought into hating them. Yankee fans are well versed in the annoyance caused by those casual fans who decide they really, really hate your team despite no real rivalry thing.

        • bonestock94 says:

          No way, the Yankees didn’t fabricate hype in ’09 with their mega signings. The Yankees are classy and get down to business, without wall that fluff and bullshit of the Heat.

        • Ivan says:

          Big difference here. People hate the Yankees, the same way people hate the Celtics, Lakers, and Canadians. Because they win too damn much and fans wish they had the success of those teams.

          People hate the Heat because you have a coward of a player like LeBron saying they are going to win multiple championships despite not even playing a game, and how arrogant the team was.

          Big difference.

        • Yankee fans are well versed in the annoyance caused by those casual fans who decide they really, really hate your team despite no real rivalry thing.

          As a Knick fan, I have established rivalries with both the Bulls and Heat, so I don’t think anyone should be annoyed that I choose to root against either Chicago or Miami (or both) in this scenario.

          • Ivan says:

            I can root for Chicago. I never really develop the hatred for Chicago like I did for Miami, Boston and Indiana.

            • I detest Miami, Boston, Indiana, Chicago, and Philadelphia pretty equally. They’re my five-headed Mt. Rushmore of Knick Rivals.

              • Xstar7 says:

                As a Lakers fan, I have established rivalries with Dallas and Phoenix. Therefore I can root for the Bulls wholeheartedly since they almost never play against each other. Similar to like how as a Yankees fan I can also root for the Giants and Marlins since they play in a different league and won’t conflict with my support of the Yankees.

                • Ivan says:

                  I don’t why you hate Dallas. Before this season, Dallas and the Lakers didn’t meet in the playoffs in 23 years. I can certainly understand Phoenix however.

                  And of course LA Lakers fans hate the Celtics.

                  Wouldn’t you hate the Spurs though?

                  • Xstar7 says:

                    I like the Spurs. I have a hard time disliking them with all their under the radar stars. The reason I disliked the Mavericks is because of Mark Cuban.

      • CMP says:

        I’d like to see Dirk win one. He has to be the most under appreciated superstar in the NBA.

        The guy is probably a top 25 all time NBA player and he deserves a ring to help validate his career.

  47. Carl says:

    Rock Bottom. This team has hit rock bottom. They have no one to blame but themselves, almost everyone needs to be held accountable for this disgraceful homestand, and only they can get out of this by ending this bullshit sometime in these next 4 road games. That is all.

  48. CMP says:

    I’m not saying it’s time to man the lifeboats but this team is looking more and more like the Titanic every day.

    To say that this has been a week of putrid baseball is probably being too kind.

    • Carl says:

      It’s that horrible right now. Horrible enough to annoy me and chase me from Twitter (on Saturday) until they snap out of it.

  49. Dino Velvet says:

    It’s official – the yanks suck.

    Look for alot of empty seats this august/september.

    • Look for alot of empty seats this august/september.



    • Xstar7 says:

      You know what’s really official? The Yankees are in a bad slump right now. But they are too talented to keep playing this bad for this long. They’ll break out of it. And there have already been a lot of empty seats in Yankees Stadium this year. You know why? Because of fans like you who jump off the bandwagon as soon as the team starts playing like shit for a little while, or doesn’t make that big offseason acquisition. (Nothing personal, just pissed at how things are going.)

    • Mike Axisa says:

      Look for alot of empty seats this august/september.

      That says far, far more about the fans than the team.

  50. pagsrags says:

    The Yanks play is matching the atmosphere at The Stadium- a sterile morgue, almost like a police state w all the security.

    Never been as apathetic towards this team as I am this year- aside from Nova occasionally, nothing too exciting. Jeter, formerly my favorite all-time yankee other than Mattingly, was “insulted” by a contract at least 50% longer and richer than any other team would give. Rivera never squeezed the Yankees like he could have. Now Jeter should be treated like any other free agent- if he’s playing like this in August boo him loudly.

    My blood barely boiled tonight and that sux bc I still hate Bahston and their fans with every bone in my body. Part of me wants Yanks to lose and rebuild so that they keep all of the young guys who I actually enjoy following in the minors. Of course, I really like Martin and the only strong every day prospects seem to be C.

    • bonestock94 says:

      Goddamn, its just a slump.

    • Xstar7 says:

      So you’ll boo Jeter when he gets his 3,000th hit?

      • PagsRags says:

        If he’s hitting to a .650 OPS with 3 years left on a massive contract that he kicked and screamed for? Yes- boo him.

        I don’t really care about this losing streak- I was bored of this team when it was winning. I’d find them more interesting if Jeter retired and they dumped a lot of their guys with $ for young players. Of course, the first person I’d like to see dumped it Randy Levine- the guy I suspect is responsible (along with Hank) for ARod, Jeter, and Soriano contracts, among others.

  51. The BIG 3 says:

    Awesome, the ALE ran out of slackers.

    Tampa Bay…….23-17
    NY Yankees……20-18

    And all teams with the talent to keep it up. This could be a great year.

  52. Pat D says:

    You know, I’m likely taking a month long leave of absence from work sometime in the next 4-6 weeks.

    I hope that everyone is out of their collective slumps by that time, so I can enjoy watching baseball.


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