May
15

Game 38 Spillover Thread

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

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

    Against Papelbon, that’s basically a guarantee.

  • It’sATarp

    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.”

    • Chairman Mao

      Yeah and we also let go of Kennedy who is the only one of the big 3 that is currently worth a damn. Let go of the wrong guy.

      • Esteban

        Hindsight is 20/20. Phil Hughes isn’t dead.

        • CBean

          just his arm.

        • The Resistance

          He’s not dead but outside of the first couple of months in 2010 he’s been mehhh

      • It’sATarp

        I’m less concerned about IPK cuz Grandy is raking so we got decent value…but Dan Fucking Haren…and even Roy halladay to an certain extent…goddamn i wish we had a time machine.

        • The Big City of Dreams

          Yea Grandy has definitely been a bright spot.

        • The Big City of Dreams

          Seeing Roy Halladay in pinstripes would been terrific. The guy is a great pitcher but it didn’t happen and there isn’t much we can do about it.

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

        Phil Hughes may be injured, but he’s not dead. Hughes, when healthy, is better than Kennedy.

        • Mister Delaware

          And isn’t the talking point that if we’d kept Kennedy, he would either be hurt or suck?

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

            He’d probably be doing what Noesi’s doing right now.

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

              Pretty much.

      • bonestock94

        And we got a centerfielder that in the early going looks like an MVP. Those are more valuable then back end rotation starters.

  • Chairman Mao

    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.

  • jetrer

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

    and then pop up weakly

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

      I make no guarantee of the outcome.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Or ground out weakly, or fly out, or strike out on 3 pitches, or hit a home run (unlikely).

  • mbonzo

    Adrian Gonzalez looked terrible against Mo.

    • Esteban

      almost everybody does.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • CBean

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

  • JobaWockeeZ

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

    Good luck they’re gonna need it immensely.

  • Darebear

    2011 Yankees = 2008 Yankees.

  • mbonzo

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

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Adam

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

    • Nefarious

      The Yankees will never win again this season. The ESPN crew couldn’t be wrong. I fully expect 20-142.

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

      But don’t you know, Adam, that since we’ve lost these games, it means we’re going to lose all those games too. It’s a fact. There is no way, no way in hell we beat Tampa. Or anyone else after that, for that matter.

    • Chairman Mao

      I don’t think most level headed people will get too worried because of how quick the offense can turn it around. Price will be a tough matchup but it’s not impossible to take 2 there. Then we get Baltimore and the Mets. Win or lose this weekend will be long forgotten come August.

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

        Win or lose this weekend will be long forgotten come August.

        That.

      • Adam

        By then everyone will be focused on the controversy surrounding John Flaherty taking a day off from a YES telecast in order to clear his head because he felt disrespected that he was made the fourth commentator behind Ken Phelps.

  • BigBlueAL

    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.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Add Pineda there too. He’s in beast mode AND the Yankees haven’t seen him.

      • BigBlueAL

        I think he leads the league in K/9.

      • first time lawng time

        Maybe two negatives make a positive in this situation? That’d be cool.

  • Karl Krawfid

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

  • INeedValidation a/k/a Ridiculous Long Name For No Reason

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

  • first time lawng time

    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.

  • Tom Zig

    http://tvmedia.ign.com/tv/imag.....259023.jpg

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

  • BigBlueAL

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

    • Mister Delaware

      Lining himself up for a 3 year, $35MM deal.

  • jetrer

    bull shit call

  • JobaWockeeZ

    WHERE WAS THIS FOR ROBERTSON.

    • Nefarious

      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.

  • first time lawng time

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

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

  • Cy Pettitte

    pathetic.

  • JobaWockeeZ

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

  • BigBlueAL

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

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

      Every pitch to a Yankee player is a strike. It’s a scientific fact.

  • Kostas

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

    • mike c

      I heard posada is throwing out the first pitch tomorrow night

  • Kevin

    wow…. this team is starting to annoy me

    • Adam

      Whatever…there are slumps in the season. Is how baseball works. All will be forgotten with a few wins.

  • BigTimeBartolo

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

  • mike c

    ESPN really seems to love adding insult to injury

  • Kostas

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

    • first time lawng time

      Posada sux lol whatevs

    • Francis

      They should also burn all of thier equipment, jerseys etc in front of the dugout.

      #scottprocter

  • first time lawng time

    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.

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

      I’m so happy with this new version of you. It’s almost worth all these losses to have caused this new, wonderful iteration of FTLT.

      • first time lawng time

        Thankyou! And you know what? I feel better, too.

  • Cy Pettitte

    ARod delaying the inevitable strikeout

  • jetrer

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

  • Erica

    Wow… just. WOW. Wow.

  • BigBlueAL

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

  • BigTimeBartolo

    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

  • Kevin G.

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

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

    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

      all the games count the same though, right?

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

        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

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

          • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

            The Rays are a better team now than the Sox

            • Doug

              disagree

            • bonestock94

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

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

                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

                  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.

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

                    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

                      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

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

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

                      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

                      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.

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

            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

              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

              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.

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

                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

      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

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

        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

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

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        +1

  • mbonzo

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

    • It’sATarp

      silver lining

  • Ivan

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

  • It’sATarp

    Everyone except Grandy is in the shitter =\

  • Xstar7

    It’s Tampa Time.

  • bonestock94

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

  • Reggie C.

    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.

    • http://deleted Total Dominication

      That just shows you how bad a stat batting average is.

  • Tut

    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.

  • special kid

    please bring up montero

    • bonestock94

      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.

  • Reggie C.

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

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

      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

        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

        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

        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

          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.

          • bonestock94

            without all*

        • Ivan

          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.

          • Mister Delaware

            Like I said above …

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

          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

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

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

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

              • Xstar7

                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

                  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

                    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

        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.

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    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.

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

      Rock Bottom. This team has hit rock bottom.

      Then it’s damn good that we had built up enough of a cushion that “rock bottom” still equals “second place in the division, with a chance to tie for the lead two days from now”.

    • Ivan

      Sure getting swept is not the way to go but seriously, I wouldn’t call it disgraceful. This is baseball, up’s and down’s are bound to eventually happen folks. Get use to it.

    • Xstar7

      This team is 20-18 and in second place in the AL East in mid May. Hardly rock bottom. I mean, have you seen the Twins lately?

  • CMP

    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.

    • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

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

  • Dino Velvet

    It’s official – the yanks suck.

    Look for alot of empty seats this august/september.

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

      Look for alot of empty seats this august/september.

      MO MONKEY PUSSY FO’ MEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

      /Chappelle’d

    • Xstar7

      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.)

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

      Look for alot of empty seats this august/september.

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

  • pagsrags

    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

      Goddamn, its just a slump.

    • Xstar7

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

      • PagsRags

        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.

  • The BIG 3

    Awesome, the ALE ran out of slackers.

    Tampa Bay…….23-17
    NY Yankees……20-18
    Toronto………20-20
    Boston……….20-20
    Baltimore…….19-20

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

  • Pat D

    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.

    Sigh.