May
18

Game 41: Rain in B’more

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(AP Photo/Gail Burton)

The weather in Charm City isn’t great right now, but it looks like there will be enough of a window for them to get tonight’s game in. The Yankees and Orioles are already slated to play two doubleheaders this summer, no need to add a third. But then again it’s the weather, so who knows. They’ve had a pretty quick trigger when it comes to calling games this year, hell, the Mets-Marlins game was postponed last night even though it barely rained in the city. Anyway, here’s the lineup…

Derek Jeter, DH
Curtis Granderson, CF
Mark Teixeira, 1B
Alex Rodriguez, 3B
Robinson Cano, 2B
Nick Swisher, RF
Andruw Jones, LF
Eduardo Nunez, SS
Frankie Cervelli, C

Bartolo Colon, SS SP – heh, boy would that have been interesting

If the game is played, it can be seen on YES at 7:05pm ET. No more of that 6:40pm nonsense we dealt with last series. Enjoy.

Categories : Game Threads
  • Pat D

    Oh, please play the game so I have something to distract me from my calls.

    It’s not as much fun as it was last week around here.

  • Crime Dog

    Boy would I love to see Colon at SS

    • 101010

      I bet he could make the throw to first base. Unlike that other guy.

    • Jon A

      I would prefer that over having nunez there.

  • Phil

    Tonights attendence in Baltimore is 86 people.

    • Mickey Scheister

      Time to 86 number 2. Thank you.

  • http://www.twitter.com/matt__harris Matt :: Sec110

    Is ARod going to get a day off anytime soon?

    • Mickey Scheister

      When he goes on the DL for hip issues later this week.

    • Pat D

      If he can’t play through a little bit of pain, he’s a pussy who shouldn’t be on my team — Nolan Ryan

      /not really but probably true’d

    • Barry

      He just had a DH day in Tampa. I know it’s not quite the same as a full day, but it’s not like they’ve played that many days in a row yet either.

    • bonestock94

      Mike made that complaint yesterday and he proceeded to blast two homers. Let the pros handle it.

      I’m sure his workload is watched very closely ever since he complained about not getting enough days off…in ’09 I believe.

  • Craig

    Got home from my appendectomy just in time, Im hoping for a NY blowout even though I’m a fan of Britton- possible RoY?

    • S

      My money is on Pineda

  • Cy Pettitte

    looking forward to seeing Bartolo tonight, think he’ll handle this lineup

  • Xstar7

    http://johnsterling.blogspot.c.....about.html

    The JohnSterlingBlogSpot is hysterical.

    • Cy Pettitte

      sensory overload

  • IRF

    Over/Under 2 throwing errors for Nunez?

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Over. In fact, double it, then multiply it by 7, then divide it by 1, then divide it by 1 again.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    This choir sucks.

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

      …eh, I could pull a better cartoon out of my a—aaHEY, WHOA! WASN’T THAT GREAT, KIDS?!?

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        LOL

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

    #CURED

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I like when Britton gets those kinds of ground balls.

  • A Gritty Dude’s Gritty Dude

    I guess that’s the new way for a hit to be Jeterian

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Chris Britton > Zach Britton. Fact.

  • Cy Pettitte

    god dammit

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    AWESOME!!!

  • Xstar7

    Fucking double plays

  • IRF

    Get a good look at him boys…

  • Cy Pettitte

    5 pitches 3 outs

    ugh

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

    At least we broke up the no-hitter.

    • Xstar7

      Now we just have to break up the perfect game.

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        Now we just have to break up my marriage…

        • Xstar7

          Mend it, don’t end it.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    That could have possibly been the saddest inning I’ve ever seen.

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

      Well, you’re young yet.

      • Kostas

        LOL!! that was funny.

  • jetrer

    5 pitches. At least we’ll wear him down by the 15th inning.

  • Epy0n

    As soon as it looks good for Jeter leading off..

  • Mickey Scheister

    5 Pitches…at least they got a hit.

  • Greg

    Remember, we’ve never seen this guy before. So this is to be expected.

    • Monteroisdinero

      we have.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    I knew I shouldn’t have benched Britton.

  • Cy Pettitte

    nice AB from Jones, lol

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Bartolo’d

  • Reggie C.

    Alright Colon. Finish off Markaikas.

    • Reggie C.

      Just like that. Vintage Less Fat Colon on display.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    I can’t wait for interleague games so I can see some Bartolo ABs, lol

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      He’ll hit a 500 ft HR. Guaranteed.

    • Cy Pettitte

      CC and Colon both aren’t pitching against the Mets this weekend, which blows.

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

        That series is in Yankee Stadium though. They don’t play in CitiField until the first week of July.

      • Cy Pettitte

        oh wait that’s home, nevermind

      • Xstar7

        Even if they were, they’re playing in Yankee Stadium so American league rules still apply.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Woooo lets go Bartolo

  • Xstar7

    BIG BARTOLO

  • Epy0n

    That last strikeout from Colon was straight up nasty. 90mph Fastball over the plate that slides away. 0_0

  • JobaWockeeZ

    GIDP time?

  • Greg

    Kay might have a point

  • Monteroisdinero

    Watching the game on MASN Baltimore feed. Brooks Robinson 74 today. Tex and Jeter wished him a happy birthday. Tex called him Brooks. Jeets called him Mr. Robinson.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Is the thread broken or is nobody saying anything?

    • Rob Thomsen’s Chili Farts

      Colon >>>>>> CC?

    • Esteban

      Your mom’s broken.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Andruw Jones= useless

    • BklynJT

      Don’t you love it when a player smiles when they fail…. definition of a winner…

      • Esteban

        Totes McGotes. I bet Andruw Jones WANTED to strikeout.

        • JohnnyC

          He was exploring the umpire’s strike zone. The info’ll come in handy later in the game…after Girardi pinch hits for him.

      • IRF

        Smiling after making an out is like spitting in the face of Alexander Cartwright

    • Monteroisdinero

      Big swinger against a nibbler/sinkerballer. Not a recipe for success.

    • Esteban

      A guy stays light hearted after not performing. He’s either cool under pressure, or not taking things seriously

      A guy gets angry after not performing. He’s either letting his emotions take control of him or showing how much he cares.

      There’s two sides to every coin.

      • BklynJT

        I would buy that reasoning if he was playing a tad better than his current batting line. Maybe it’s just me but I want to see some emotion when someone is playing badly… at least that way I can “see” that his shitty play bothers him.

        Of course that wouldn’t stop me from getting on his case =)

  • Jon A

    I guess that’s better than a double play.

  • IRF

    Gotta get that run in

    • Esteban

      Same old Yanks. Can’t do the little things.

      • Greg

        They have the inability to play smallball properly

        • Esteban

          Totally embarrassing. This is why they’re not going anywhere this season. Blue Jays and Orioles might be better than them. TOTES.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    damn, hardy almost screwed that up haha

  • Xstar7

    The Yankees had a runner on second with less than two outs and didn’t score? That’s it, this game is over

    Gloom-bagger’d

  • Mickey Scheister

    Where am I gonna put my Jorge figurine, that’s the question!

    • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

      On the bench?

      Sorry, had to.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Anytime they don’t have to rely on the homer to get a run would be awesome.

    • Greg

      This is what the experts meant when they said that they hit too any homers. They rely too much on the homer. It reminds me of the 2005-2008 Yankees that made the playoffs but struggled

      • JobaWockeeZ

        They don’t hit too many it’s just that the homer is the only way they get runs.

        • Greg

          I think that the relying on the homer is what they meant

      • Ben from Stanford

        If that’s so, how do you explain all the bunting? Teams that rely on the homer don’t bunt. If you’re saying they don’t know how to hit singles with RISP or hit sacrifice flies, I don’t think that’s actually true, just random fluctuations in recent games.

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

        It reminds me of the 2005-2008 Yankees that made the playoffs but struggled because of the pitching staff. .

        Finished that for you.

        • Greg

          And a lack of speed on the bases

      • Esteban

        How does a team ‘rely’ on homers? What does that even mean? Homeruns are the best possible outcome to any at bat. If they are leading in most offensive categories, how can you complain about the offense?

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Right because this home run pace is certainly, definitely sustainable.

          • Esteban

            They’re just getting lucky? Maybe Granderson slows down, but ARod should pick it up. Who’s really hitting an unexpected number of homers beside Granderson?

          • JobaWockeeZ

            The current Yankee HR/G rate is 1.575
            For perspective’s sake the 1961 Yankees HR/G rate is 1.454

            • JobaWockeeZ

              And the 2009 Yankees who have been downright nasty hit 1.478 per game.

              • Esteban

                Sure, but look at the individual players. I don’t see anything unsustainable. I also haven’t looked at the numbers, so I’m kind of talking out of my ass.

  • jetrer

    My heart skips a beat on every Nunez throw now

  • Monteroisdinero

    Nunez runs well and runs HARD.

    I like.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Thought Nunez was gonna throw that over Tex. My stomach kinda dropped.

  • Cy Pettitte

    I hate you so much Luke Scott

    • IRF

      +1

  • Monteroisdinero

    ARod terrible on those down the line popups. Should be caught.

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

      Because the over-the-shoulder basket catch at the wall is a piece of cake.

      • jetrer

        Cody Ransom would have caught that

        • Esteban

          And then jump 60″.

        • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

          So would Angel Berroa

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Fuck Luke Scott

  • JohnnyC

    Luke Scott’s an asshole but he always manages to mash our piching staff.

  • Cy Pettitte

    COLON OH MY GOD

  • swishers fauxhawk

    #Bartolo

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Holy crap! Go Bartolo!!!

  • Xstar7

    BARTOLO COLON IS MAJICK!!!!!!

  • Chairman Mao

    Quick like a cat! That was awesome.

    • mike c

      fatlike speed and reflexes

  • Rob Thomsen’s Chili Farts

    Bartolo F’ing Rules

  • jetrer

    el gato

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Cy Colon.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Bartolo = BEAST!!

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

    That was awesomer than any strikeout.

  • Reggie C.

    Quick veteran reactions right there. Colon put out his own fire. Love it!

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    That…really turned me on?

  • Esteban

    Dude in the T-Mobile commercial is such a tool.

  • V

    Hey, is there any way we can get an option to automatically hide any posts from ‘first-named individuals’ such as Mr. Esteban up above?

    • Esteban

      Wow, I’ve been kidding. Please don’t lump me with those people. Please.

      • V

        Sorry, shouldn’t have called you out, when Greg was the one being the total tool. Your ‘first name’ was more memorable ;-)

        • Esteban

          It’s cool It’s understandable since I was just trying to egg on Greg.

          • Woody Sweats

            you got egg on gregg? what are you baking a cake?

            • Esteban

              LOL!

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Esteban’s cool, dude.

  • Rob

    I wish bartolo could teach aj how to field the position.

    • Rob Thomsen’s Chili Farts

      and CC and Nunez

  • IRF

    At this rate, I’ll probably get to watch Duffy’s debut AND the whole Yankee game

    • Cy Pettitte

      too much good stuff tonight – this game, Duffy, Teheran

      • IRF

        I forgot Teheran was pitching. I really should have gone with the premium mlb.tv package.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      DUFFY GOT CALLED UP!?

      • IRF

        He will be pitching in about 20 minutes

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Of course Yahoo doesn’t have him. What the fuck.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Lol Jeter with the 4 foot dribbler

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Getting tired of Jeter’s (infielder)-3 groundouts

  • http://www.cafepress.com/riveraveblues T-Dubs

    A reminder for those who missed it yesterday:

    A new design has been added to the RAB Store (www.cafepress.com/riveraveblues). For those of you who hate all those f’n bunts!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Why the fuck do they keep booing Tex? Did they really think he’d sign with them?

    • V

      Teixeira told some reporter that of the five offers he received, the Orioles’ was BY FAR the worst.

      • Rob Thomsen’s Chili Farts

        What a classy guy.

        • Monteroisdinero

          Please don’t elaborate on the handle.

          Thank you.

    • nedro

      It’s his hometown.

  • mike c

    colon for ROY

    • Esteban

      +1

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    .294 OBP? Who does this guy think he is, Jimmy Rollins?

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      hopefully all Bartolo will need

  • IRF

    He’s back!

  • V

    Fantasy baseball warning – I’ve now left 10 HRs on my bench this season. Weeee. Matt Joyce doesn’t hit lefties that well, so I sat him. What does he do? 2 run BOOM.

    • V

      (I am in 1st in HRs, so can’t whine too much, but still ;-)).

  • Chairman Mao

    How can we keep getting the lead off man on and not push at least one run across? All we need is 1 for Bartolo.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Hustlin’

  • Cy Pettitte

    Alex planned that, one of the greatest baseball minds ever.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Yay-Rod.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    A-Rod with the wheelz.

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

    That should please the “manufacture runs” crowd.

    • Greg

      Exactly

  • V

    Is that the first time we’ve been the BENEFICIARIES of those errors?

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Is it me or does A-Rod look at bit quicker running the bases this year?

  • V

    That’s an unearned run, no? Because ARod isn’t on 3rd for the sac fly without the error.

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

      I think it is. My fantasy team will appreciate that.

      • V

        Ditto ;-)

        I’m gonna have to trade this guy though. 1 K in 4 IP, 3 K in 9 IP last week, I’m going to enjoy it while it lasts, but eventually he’s going to have bad games if he can’t add Ks.

    • jetrer

      Gameday is calling it unearned. Def. should be unearned anyways

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    OMG Nunez with the perfect throw.

    • Monteroisdinero

      Practice makes perfect.

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        Practice makes permanent. If you practice incorrectly, you’ll never be perfect.

        Sincerely,
        Your Life Coach.

        • Monteroisdinero

          I’d pay $250/hr for that useful info.

          /not

  • jetrer

    what’s up with all the accurate throws Nunez

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Nunez throwing scares the bajeezus out of me.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Colon averaging <10 pitches per inning

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    38 pitches through 4 innings. Bonerrrrrr.

  • Xstar7

    Colon is having a very good start so far.

  • http://riveraveblues.com/2010/02/2010-preseason-top-30-prospects-21281/#comment-779224 LET SBGL BACK ON BRACKMAN’S DEBUT

    BART BRINGING THE PAIN

  • Chairman Mao

    He’s an ace. Bartolo Colon is giving us what we desperately need, low pitch counts so he can pitch deep into the ballgame.

    • Esteban

      I think your handle should be Chairman Mo.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    man i really hope Jeter’s 3000th hit isn’t one of these dribblers

    • Xstar7

      His 2,000th hit was.

    • jdp

      Never have understood the round numbers thing.
      I’m more interested in the names of the guys he’s passing.
      3000 matters to me because he ties Clemente, not because it ends with 000.

    • Kostas

      don’t fret… it will be a bunt or a chopper that hits off the plate and bounces high enough for him to bet it out.

  • http://riveraveblues.com/2010/02/2010-preseason-top-30-prospects-21281/#comment-779224 LET SBGL BACK ON BRACKMAN’S DEBUT

    i gotta tell ya, i am impressed by this britton kid. his changeup sinker mix, while unorthodox, is undoubtedly unique and effective.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      That statement is both shallow and pedantic.

      • jetrer

        big words give me headaches

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Nobody is better than Bartolo, though ;)

  • BigTimeBartolo

    If only we had captain jack sparrow on our team…

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    LOL Kay — “WAIT A MINUTE, MY NIECE CHELSEA, RIGHT!?”

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Bartolo. Straight up #FILTH.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Dealer has 21.

  • jetrer

    Dealing!

  • Cy Pettitte

    oh my

    I can’t even say I’m surprised anymore

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

    Heart you, Bartolo.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      + <3

  • http://riveraveblues.com/2010/02/2010-preseason-top-30-prospects-21281/#comment-779224 LET SBGL BACK ON BRACKMAN’S DEBUT

    i love bartolos composure. he just looks like he doesn’t have a care in the world.

    oh, and his dominant pitching doesn’t hurt either

    • BigTimeBartolo

      i like how he does his little clap when something good happens

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        He’s got the clap.

        /double entendre’d

    • jdp

      maybe stem cell treatments would work for my depression, anxiety, etc.

      • mike c

        stem cell treaments cured an aids patient today, just read that in the news today

  • Corporate Scum

    Wow. I can’t get over Bartolo. His signing was as good as Soriano’s contract is bad.

    • Cy Pettitte

      Peña should be consulted on all future signings

  • Monteroisdinero

    Pitch fast, throw strikes, good things follow.

    /Bob Gibson

  • mike c

    best pitcher on the team! stem cells are a miracle… they cured bartolo colon, and now aids

  • http://riveraveblues.com/2010/02/2010-preseason-top-30-prospects-21281/#comment-779224 LET SBGL BACK ON BRACKMAN’S DEBUT

    BARTY BRINGIN THE PAIN!!! JJ HARDY SIT DOWN!

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    What amazes me is watchin Cervelli’s glove. He doesn’t even have to move it on that two seamer. Bartolo is nailing his spots with it.

    • DCBX

      Yeah, to hitters it’s like big Bart is throwing it through a wormhole… and the far side of the wormhole is right in Cerv’s mitt. I approve wholeheartedly of this use of superior technology.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Fail, Alex.

  • Erica

    ERRRRRRRRR, A-Rod. Shoooooulda stopped at first.

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

    Not Alex’s finest moment.

  • Cy Pettitte

    fail. at least he hit it hard.

  • jetrer

    wtf was that Arod

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    WTF A Rod?

  • Kevin G.

    Derp Alex, just derp.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Lulz, nice try Alex

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Fail-Rod.

  • Kevin G.

    sadtrombone.com

    • Kevin G.

      Now I fail

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

    Crap, that was just silly. ARod wasn’t even in frame when the ball arrived.

  • mike c

    I don’t think the hip is bothering him

  • nedro

    Woulda been out @ Y.S.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Cano crushed that, long ass single

  • Esteban

    Well ARod is usually a great baserunner. Brain farts happen occasionally, can’t be *too* mad.

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

      I will never forgive him for that out stretching.

      NEVAR

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I’d love to get a few more runs here…

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Bring in Vin Mazzaro.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        Or Dice-BB and Lackey

  • Nova Glova

    Huh?

  • Corporate Scum

    Looking at the pitch count is making me giggle uncontrollably. I know it’s the orioles, but still.

  • jetrer

    I like these quick outs

  • Cy Pettitte

    Phil Hughes? who?

    • DCBX

      tradebait says what?

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        +1. I laughed hard.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Bartolo is the greatest Yankee that ever lived.

  • Xstar7

    Big Bad Bartolo

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Cy Bartolo

  • nedro

    Holy Crap. 6?!

  • jdp

    Anybody who ridiculed Cash for signing Colon ready to apologize?

    • jetrer

      only if he apologizes for Kevin Millwood, Pedro Feliciano, Kei Igawa, Chan Ho Park, and Latroy Hawkins first

      • Greg

        Millwood was a backup signing. I give you Igawa, Feliciano and Park

        • jetrer

          Colon was a backup signing as well, but I see your point. He can apologize for letting Aceves go instead.

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

        Millwood and Feliciano never actually hurt the big league club, so no apologies are necessary there.

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

          Yeah, Millwood was a minor league signing. Can never fault the GM for those.

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

      3.74/3.89/3.05 E/F/x in 43.1 innings. A 0.5 fWAR (2.2M) and 0.7 bWAR.

      All for 900k.

      (fistpumps)

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        Is 3.89 his FIP?

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

          Yes.

          E/F/x = ERA/FIP/xFIP

      • mike c

        that ERA is down to 3.28, and counting

      • JobaWockeeZ

        How is his WAR so low?

        • mike c

          because he’s pitched less than 50 innings

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

          All those long relief outings in relief of Hughes drag it down. Low leverage = lower WAR.

    • mike c

      I don’t think anybody ridiculed him for that… it was a low risk shot in the dark, nobody seemed to really care

      • nedro

        My son’s Red Sox fan buddy was all heckling me about the Colon signing. I love rubbing his fuckin face in it every time I see him.

        The kid’s 11.

  • Greg

    Lets take all our pitchers to the stem cell center. Especially Mo. He could pitch another 10 years.

    • DCBX

      You mean his elbow isn’t already bionic? I thought they put some sweet Dyson hardware in there when he had that surgery back in the 90’s?

  • swishers fauxhawk

    6 innings played in an hour and a half.

  • Corporate Scum

    Mike, is it too early for a Bartolo appreciation thread?

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

      That’s like asking me if I want to jinx it.

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

        Et tu, Axisa?

      • Corporate Scum

        /recant

  • Monteroisdinero

    Bartolo will walk one guy with 2 outs in the eighth and Joe will bring in Boone for the 2 run HR.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    I’ll have what Bartolo’s having.

  • jdp

    Colon has a lower ERA than Cliff Lee.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Truth.

  • mbonzo

    Cliff Lee who?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      100 million dollars saved. Though with hindsight because they missed out on him they got Soriano…

  • Griffey’s Grotequely Swollen Jaw

    it’s the stem cells.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Bunt time!

  • Xstar7

    Happy Birthday to the straw that stirs the drink.

    • Monteroisdinero

      65.

  • jdp

    Gardner should try to steal?
    Nunez should bunt?

  • Nick

    DONT FUCKING BUNT!

    • Monteroisdinero

      Buy the mug.

  • Greg

    Steal then bunt

    • Zooboy

      I think those pages may be stuck together in the binder.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    I’d trust Nunez bunting over Nunez swinging.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Shoulda sent Bartolo up to hit a HR…

  • Jon A

    The bunt works! Omg

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Yeah, how about no.

    • jetrer

      Works??? I thought the object of all of this was to score runs. If by works you mean successfully decrease your chances of scoring, then yes it did work.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Noony-gritty Girardi kind of guy.

  • hogsmog

    Great great let’s always sac bunt into Cervelli forever.

  • Greg

    If they had stolen before the bunt that would have been a sac fly, although they might have walked Cervelli to face Jeter.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      “although they might have walked Cervelli to face Jeter.”

      That’s sad.

      • Greg

        Set up the DP for a man who hits ground balls

  • Xstar7

    That bunt really made a difference in that inning.

  • Greg

    They should have three runs in this game if they play small ball properly.

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

      The cool thing about small ball is that you can play it 100% perfectly and still not score.

      • first time lawng time

        Unless if you are the Red Sox. They are just that gritty.

    • jetrer

      They should have three runs in this game if they hit 2 solo homeruns or one two run home run.

  • hogsmog

    I love Joe Girardi.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Silly me. I thought Britton would struggle against the lineup so I benched him.

    I deserve to lose.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    You guys don’t get it, Girardi is just trying to start a trend that bunting in the AL is the cool thing to do…

  • dkidd

    ruh roh

  • Avi

    Derek Jeter: The most overpaid player in baseball.

    • mike c

      wow it took you a long time to come up with that one

      • Avi

        I was yelling all off season the Yanks should take a much stronger stance in their negotiation with him (on this website).

        • V

          Yes, you and 10,000 others.

          • Avi

            Not true. Many if not most, were in favor of giving Jeter 3 years @ $15M or more per year. I took heat for wanting the Yankees to take a much stronger position.

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

              “Many if not most, were in favor of resigned to the grim inevitability of giving Jeter 3 years @ $15M or more per year.”

              Fixed.

              None of us wanted to pay Jeter 15M. Most of us knew that was what was going to happen, though.

        • mike c

          congratulations on a job well done

          • Avi

            Thank you!

  • jdp

    Got a bad feeling about this inning.
    Why can’t we score more runs for Bart?

  • Xstar7

    Please don’t blow up here Colon.

  • Mojo

    And this is where not tacking on additional runs will once again bite them in the ass? Yes, no, maybe?

  • Karl Krawfid

    Really Swish?

  • BigTimeBartolo

    God dammit swisher you freaking clown

  • jetrer

    Is Swisher drunk??

  • Cy Pettitte

    Swisher is drunk

  • wow

    really, swisher???

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Are you kidding, Swisher?

  • 101010

    Swisher has been drinking.

  • mike c

    that’s like the 5th time I’ve seen swisher trip/slip while fielding in the last week… WTF is up

  • JobaWockeeZ

    I missed it but what defensive lapse did Swish make this time?

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    That better not fucking let the Orioles tie the game

  • The209

    The Yanks: my new favorite national league team

  • mbonzo

    Nunez with that stellar arm.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Nunez go fuck yourself.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Jesus christ Nunez…..almost got fucked there

  • first time lawng time

    Defense OMG.

  • http://riveraveblues.com/2010/02/2010-preseason-top-30-prospects-21281/#comment-779224 LET SBGL BACK ON BRACKMAN’S DEBUT

    thank you mark for saving another awful through by eduardo

  • swishers fauxhawk

    There’s Nunez at work.

  • Xstar7

    Dammit Nunez. You’re lucky Tex made that great tag.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Thank Mo for Tex…

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Thank god Teix, nunez doing his best to get in his regular throwing error for the day

  • mike c

    NUNEZ

  • Karl Krawfid

    LOL Nunez.

  • cjc

    well he better strike the next guy out looking because this team is going to try like hell to little league this away

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Bart is a pro.

    • mike c

      don’t have a cow, man

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        You don’t have a cow…..man.

        • mike c

          ay caramba

  • Xstar7

    Bartolo is mind-bottling.

  • jetrer

    well, that ended a streak of 2 consecutive accurate throws by Nunez. I think that was his season high.

  • Kostas

    Colon should be 4-1 going into this game. He has done an awesome job.

    “Who would have thunk”…. sterling’d

  • Cy Pettitte

    Bartolo doesn’t need your stinkin’ insurance runs

  • Rob

    They should just start telling nunez to start throwing grounders to tex

  • http://www.pooptoad.com adam

    Does anyone here honestly think swisher should look into new cleats? That’s 4 of 5 times his footing has made him look like he’s mixing benzos with alcohol.

  • Will (the other one)

    This Colon character is an absolute maniac. Can’t believe nobody ever noticed him until now!

  • Zooboy

    Was Nunez that bad at throwing in the minors?

  • cjc

    look at that pitch count Greg Madddux eat your heart out

  • Corporate Scum

    Not even Yankee Defense™ can stop Bartolo!

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Bartolo for the shutout!!

    • Cy Pettitte

      think Joe would actually allow him to in a <3 run game? I don't remember that ever happening

    • nedro

      I was gonna say the same thing. Didn’t wanna jinx it.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Yeah save Mo for other close, low scoring games.

  • DCBX

    68P/7IP = How it’s done, son

    Phil Hughes better be watching some damn tapes of this man.

    • Monteroisdinero

      There are plenty of tapes of other pitchers available. Guys like Bob Gibson and Greg Maddux come to mind.

      /easier seen than done

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Out-of-town update:

    Phil Coke is shutting out the Red Sox through 6 innings.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Phil Coke is so hot. Handlebar mustache and all…

    • jdp

      But the freaking Tiggers can’t score against Buttholds.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Bartolo-mania.

    • Cy Pettitte

      maybe he’ll be a balloon at the next Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        Dude that would be amazing.

    • mike c

      el barto

  • Bob Stone

    I hate to say it but I’m thinking it – so here goes. Is Bartolo doing this naturally or is his unbeleivably great performance this year PED enhanced? Just wondering. I’d like to think not. But . . .

    • nedro

      Don’t go there, son. Just…don’t.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      It’s not like Bartolo just randomly hit 54 HRs last year.

    • mike c

      well, he has been eating more

    • DCBX

      Don’t PEDs usually make fat guys lose weight? Just sayin’.

      The stem cells, OTOH….

      • mike c

        they make you fatter, especially if you don’t work out

    • Greg

      They already looked into that. Its the stem cells

    • mbonzo

      Stem Cell procedures aren’t exactly natural. Its all about personal opinion. HGH is naturally found in the human body, but its not natural when you add it. Stem cells are naturally found in the human body but is adding it to an injured area natural? The line can become very thin.

      If you’re asking if he’s on HGH or steroids, I highly doubt it. A doctor doing research on how his new procedure fairs with a major leaguer is not gonna want other factors getting in the way of results.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    I fucking benched Britton because of this offense? I’m a fucking moron.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Guess hitter A-Rod takes hanging slider down the middle :(

  • Monteroisdinero

    Showalter gets thrown out of this game.

  • Cy Pettitte

    wooooooooow this is amazing

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Should’ve been out on the prior pitch anyway, Hardy.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    This is fucking amazing.

    BARTOLO FOR PRESIDENT!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Those O’s are jealous of Bartolo.

  • http://riveraveblues.com/2010/02/2010-preseason-top-30-prospects-21281/#comment-779224 LET SBGL BACK ON BRACKMAN’S DEBUT

    BARTOLO BRINGING THE PAAAAAAINNNNNN…. ORIOLES HITTERS CAN’T TAKE IT

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    Damn, Bart is gonna have to go out to the pen after the game to get his pitch count up.

  • DCBX

    Reminds me of the vid with the MIA track…
    Take your moneeeey!

    Love me some big Bart!

  • Cy Pettitte

    that 96 riding in on Reynolds just wow

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Does he stay in for the 9th, or do they go to Mo?

    • DCBX

      Right now I would not give the ball to Cy &$*%& Young for the ninth.

      • http://deleted Total Dominication

        But would you give it to Mo?

        • DCBX

          I laughed…. but no.

          What, you have to throw a no-hitter to get a CG under Girardi? The man is working, leave him the hell alone (and if you insist on visiting the mound, bring a Krispy Kreme for his ass)!

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Oh my that was dirty.

  • http://riveraveblues.com/2010/02/2010-preseason-top-30-prospects-21281/#comment-779224 LET SBGL BACK ON BRACKMAN’S DEBUT

    girardi better frickin’ not take bart out

  • nedro

    Holy fuck this guy is making me L O fucking L.

  • Greg

    That walk costs him the chance at a complete game

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

      No way. He could throw ten innings with this pitch count.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Reynolds should’ve been out after strike 5

  • Manny

    I <3 Colon

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Where did that miss you blind piece of shit?

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Exact same pitch for Mo’s sake.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    This defense is atrocious.

  • Cy Pettitte

    wow…….come on Colon.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Yep, there’s Cervelli.

  • Kostas

    Oh boy…. here we go.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Dammit Cervelli

  • Mickey Scheister

    97… Stem Cells for Hughes?

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Cervelli you fucking suck. If you ruin Bartolo’s masterpiece I will end you

  • nedro

    God DAMMIT!!!

  • Slugger27

    he’s thrown a fastball on the outside corner like 15 straight pitches lol

  • Cy Pettitte

    COLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON

    strikes out the side

  • 101010

    hahahahaha…bye Ardino.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Holy shit Bartolo…

  • http://riveraveblues.com/2010/02/2010-preseason-top-30-prospects-21281/#comment-779224 LET SBGL BACK ON BRACKMAN’S DEBUT

    BREAKING BALL SURPRISE!!! SIDDOWN ANDINO!!

  • Karl Krawfid

    Big pitchin’ throwin’ heat.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    BARTOLO!!! STRIKES OUT THE SIDE HOLY SHIT

  • mike c

    EL BARTO!

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Keep him in.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Bartolo is “El Guapo.”

  • Avi

    Francisco Cervelli is not a bad guy he’s just in the wrong line of work.

  • Greg

    Let see if Girardi has the cajones

  • jetrer

    Bartolo “I don’t need no stinkin’ defense” Colon

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    For as good of a job as I was about to give Frankie credit for on framing all those pitches, who gives a fuck if the guy steals second??? You had 2 strikes on a guy with two outs let him run his ass off. Don’t risk the error.

    • http://riveraveblues.com/2010/02/2010-preseason-top-30-prospects-21281/#comment-779224 LET SBGL BACK ON BRACKMAN’S DEBUT

      false. you have to remember this is still a one run game, a runner at second vs. a runner at first is a big difference

  • Xstar7

    BARTOLO. COLON.

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

    I understand that the greatest reliever in baseball history is in the bullpen, but I swear I’ll kick Girardi’s teeth in if he doesn’t send Colon back out for the ninth.

    • Greg

      I would let Colon start and bring in Mo if he gets in trouble

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

      Let’s get him some tack-on love to make the decision easier.

  • Corporate Scum

    I can’t remember ever not wanting to see Mo in the 9th of a 1-0 game before.

  • Chairman Mao

    Bartolo deserves a chance to complete the ballgame. It’d be nice to get a run or two here to make it easier on Girardi. Get Mo warmed up and if a runner gets on bring in Mo.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Bartolo broke RAB

  • nedro

    C’mon, insurance!

  • BigTimeBartolo

    If Girardi doesnt let Bartolo go for the shutout, I will destroy something

  • jetrer

    Score three runs here and even Girardi won’t fuck up the decision.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Mo warming up…..hmmmmmm

    • Greg

      I think its exactly what Kay said. If Colon gets into trouble, ring in Mo.

  • nedro

    Mo is up. Dammit. He’s only @ 90!

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

      It’s also only one run.

      As good as Bartolo has been, a fresh Mo is probably a better option.

      Winning this game >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> achieving any personal statistical accomplishments for Bartolo

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Saving a 41 year old closer bullets helps win the war. The offense isn’t hitting, if they somehow get a lead it’ll be close. Mo’s gonna be needed a lot. Save the bullets.

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

          Mo has faced 6 batters in the past week.

          He’s got plenty of bullets. He’s not taxed. Frankly, he needs the work.

  • http://riveraveblues.com/2010/02/2010-preseason-top-30-prospects-21281/#comment-779224 LET SBGL BACK ON BRACKMAN’S DEBUT

    JOE SIT MARIANO DOWN RIGHT THE FUCK NOW. BARTY IS NOT COMING OUT.

  • Zooboy

    Getting rather stormy here just south of B’more…

  • jetrer

    KLong needs to have a more forceful heart to heart with Cano.

  • 101010

    Cano’s plate discipline is atrocious. I don’t remember him swinging at that shit last year.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Bartolo needs to sit on Joe until he lets him go for the CG

    • http://riveraveblues.com/2010/02/2010-preseason-top-30-prospects-21281/#comment-779224 LET SBGL BACK ON BRACKMAN’S DEBUT

      hahahahhaa, IETC

  • CMP

    People are worried about Montero’s defense but I can’t believe it can be any worse that Cervelli’s.

    He has been just putrid behind the dish this year. Unless Montero starts throwing balls into the center field bleachers, he’ll be no worse.

    • Monteroisdinero

      Thank you.

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

      People are worried about Montero’s defense but I can’t believe it can be any worse that Cervelli’s.

      Oh, it most definitely can be.

      • CMP

        Maybe if he got behind the plate with a fishing net instead of a catcher’s mitt.

        Otherwise, I can’t believe it.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Time to pinch hit Dickerson for Swish.

    /becoming sadder every day.

  • CMP

    Gotta keep Colon in the game until a runner gets on, then it’s Mo time.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    I will cry if we lose this game.

    Big, ugly, man tears.

  • nedro

    I guess it would be pretty stupid to risk it. We’d probably be scalding Girardi’s ass for leaving him in if he blew the lead. It’s the right call, IMO. Much as I’d LOVE to see Bart finish it…

  • Cy Pettitte

    someone make a gif of Curtis please, lmao

  • Cy Pettitte

    ohhhhhh BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Joe you suck

  • nedro

    Looks like Bart’s done.

  • http://riveraveblues.com/2010/02/2010-preseason-top-30-prospects-21281/#comment-779224 LET SBGL BACK ON BRACKMAN’S DEBUT

    YOU’VE GOTTA BE KIDDING ME!!! HE’S AT 87 PITCHES!!! JOE GIRARDI THIS IS THE LAST STRAW!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Christ Girardi. The way the Yankees are hitting Mo’s gonna be needed for another game.

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

    Oh come on, send him back out.

  • Jon A

    It’s gonna be mo.

  • Chairman Mao

    Looks like Bartolo is done, what a joke. Give him a chance Girardi. If someone gets on then you take him out.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Would like Bartolo to stay in. But Mo is Mo.

  • http://riveraveblues.com/2010/02/2010-preseason-top-30-prospects-21281/#comment-779224 LET SBGL BACK ON BRACKMAN’S DEBUT

    i am sooo mad right now.

  • 28 this year

    Damn it. I really wanted to see the CG. God i love watching him pitch. Nothing against Mo but this is Colon’s day.

  • Slugger27

    the biggest crime a yankee manager could ever make is losing a 1 run lead in the 9th with mariano on the bench (assuming hes available).

    bring mo in.

  • Monteroisdinero

    The binder DOES NOT BEND!!!!!

  • BigTimeBartolo

    OMG Girardi you are a moron I FUCKING HATE YOU

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

      You cannot be serious.

      Going to a fresh Mariano Rivera to preserve a one-run lead is pretty much never the wrong decision.

      I wanted Bartolo to finish this too, but this move is totally the right one.

      • BigTimeBartolo

        your right, if he’s gonna take him out, at least it’s for Mo. I still think he should have let Bart go out there for the 9th, give the bullpen a day off. BUT TEH BINDER SAYS BRING MO IN

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

          The binder has nothing to do with it. 99% of all big league managers would put Mo in there, because it’s the right move.

    • jetrer

      Bringing Mo in is never a moron move. Both alternatives were fine by me.

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

        Every word of that.

    • Pasqua

      You’re just criticizing for the sake of criticizing.

  • Pasqua

    If you’re Girardi:

    If you bring in Mo, there’s very little to second-guess. It’s Mo.

    On the flipside, if you leave Colon in and (g-d forbid) something goes wrong, you’ll never hear the end of it.

    “How do you leave the best closer in the history of the game in the ‘pen?!” Yada, yada, yada.

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    Boooooooooooooooooooooooooo Joe.

  • Jimmy

    So who IS that guy relieving Spike Lee in that ice cream commercial anyway?

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Meh, whatever. Just get the win.

  • Greg

    Do you question the might of Rivera over Colon?

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Seriously, when was the last time a Yankee pitched a 9 inning CG?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      CC did once in 2009. I’m surprised he was allowed.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Colon is fucking hilarious

    but he won’t even watch the 9th? lol

  • Avi

    We’d all love to see Bartolo finish the game but if your life depended on it you’d go to Mo. I know I would.

    • Slugger27

      amen brotha, its the right call

  • Xstar7

    The Yankees offensive output today has been pitiful. I really hope Bartolo can nail this thing down in the ninth.

    • Xstar7

      Or Mariano. Whatever works.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Mo>Colon

  • JobaWockeeZ

    I’m glad the chances of getting a no hitter or perfect game are close to nil because Girardi would take them out in the 8th anyways.

    • Slugger27

      he wouldnt take them out of a perfect game… a no hitter, maybe.

      are no hitters really a reason to leave a guy in when hes tired? i mean they happen multiple times every year. is it really THAT big of a deal anymore?

  • Monteroisdinero

    Dickerson/Golson/Maxwell all better RF options than Swish. If Swish could hit, he’d make a fine DH.

  • DCBX

    Ah well.

    This may have been literally the first time ever that I have not wanted to see Mo (PBUH) in a save situation, however.

  • mbonzo

    Pretty silly to put Mo in when Bartolo was cruising.

    • Slugger27

      no, it isnt.

      • mbonzo

        Yes it was.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    LOL.

  • Cy Pettitte

    you can’t be serious.

  • http://riveraveblues.com/2010/02/2010-preseason-top-30-prospects-21281/#comment-779224 LET SBGL BACK ON BRACKMAN’S DEBUT

    GOD FUCKING DAMMIT!!!! BARTOLO SHOULD BE OUT THERE!!!!

  • CMP

    Holy Shit, this one is gonna hurt like hell.

  • Chairman Mao

    If we lose this ballgame Girardi should be fired on the spot. You do not take out a pitcher who is dealing with 87 pitches thrown!

    • Slugger27

      you people are insane, its mariano.

    • Kiko Jones

      I dunno ’bout firing Joe G, but taking out a pitcher with Colon’s line tonight is one of the worst instances of formulaic managing I’ve seen in a while. Even if it is Mo you’re bringing in. Ugh.

  • DCBX

    oh helllllll no.

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    Please Mo, as much as the Yankee offense doesn’t deserve this win, Colon does.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Dammit.

  • Kostas

    tense times….

  • Mickey Scheister

    Christ, Jesuz variety.

  • IRF

    What the fuck

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

    Unbelievable.

  • 101010

    fuck this shit

  • Cy Pettitte

    FIRE GIRARDI

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    shit

  • JobaWockeeZ

    HAHAHAHAHAHA.

  • DCBX

    AW HELLLLLLL NO!

  • Pasqua

    I feel comfortable saying this: It’s just been this kind of season so far.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Shocking.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    you’ve gotta be FUCKING kidding me.

  • Chairman Mao

    Fire that spineless jellyfish Girardi. Bartolo should have been able to complete that game, he was dealing. Now we don’t have an arms in the pen! Way to fucking go Girardi!

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    Shoulda IBB’d him and brought in D Rob amirite?

    /Sorta joking

  • Ben from Stanford

    This is why he should’ve sent Bartolo back out. The best part of the bullpen isn’t available in case this goes to extras. (And I’m not just saying this in retrospect, I said this on the phone before the blown save.)

  • Kostas

    tense times….three blown saves for Mo before Memorial Day. Look for ESPN to run a story how the Steinbrenner’s are pissed and ready to cut ties…

    But, this team is still mired in mediocrity…. ugh!

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

    Well, that sucked.

  • Corporate Scum

    Girardi should be made to clean the hotel rooms of French aristocrats.

  • http://riveraveblues.com/2010/02/2010-preseason-top-30-prospects-21281/#comment-779224 LET SBGL BACK ON BRACKMAN’S DEBUT

    GOD DAMMIT GOD DAMMIT GOD DAMMIT!!!! THIS IS WHY YOU LEAVE A PITCHER OUT THERE WITH 87 PITCHES!!!

    seriously, totally rationally, i get that mariano is the best. i get that he’s better than bartolo in 99.99% of times, but not this one. we’ve seen bart knock them all down all night, we don’t know what mo’s form will be tonight. that’s why you stick with bartolo!!

  • Yankefan91 Arod Fan

    Girardi is unbelievable

  • Karl Krawfid

    Would have rather seen Bartolo blow it then see Mo blow it.

    • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

      This.

    • Pasqua

      Why? So you could then say, “Why wasn’t Rivera in the game?!”

      Blown is blown.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        So wishing for Colon automatically makes you somebody who bitches? Good to know.

        • Pasqua

          Yeah….no. Not what I’m saying.

          What I am saying: Who gives a shit who blows it?

      • Karl Krawfid

        I understand both moves. 87 pitches though. 87! If you’re not gonna let a pitcher complete a game with 87 pitches, you never will.

        He just used Mo back to back days for no reason. Why did Joe use him in Tampa?

  • Erica

    I feel bad for Bartolo. Exquisite game from him.

  • CMP

    Girardi is an Asshole. I don’t care how good Mo is or used to be, with only 87 pitches thrown, there is absolutely no reason not to let Colon go back out for the 9th and let him go until a runner got on base.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

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

  • mikeg

    Girardi blows at least 10 games a year by his mismanagement. Fire the bastard. There was no logical reason at all to take bart out. A fucking (typical) dumb move

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

    LIFE IS PAIN

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    So is Noesi still in the pen or did I miss something?

  • Greg

    All the blame for this game is on the offense. Not Girardi, not Rivera, the offense

    • Mikeg

      You are kidding of course aren’t you or are you just as dumb as Girardi?

      • Greg

        Read my post dumbass

  • Kostas

    This is not on Mo – well kind of – but once again on this behemoth offense capable of scoring 1 run while simultaneously going 0-5 RISP and leaving 6.

    That’ll never help correct a losing streak but just start another one.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Count me in on the blame Girardi train tonight.

  • Chairman Mao

    He’s a spineless jellyfish. He refuses to do anything about Jeter hitting leadoff. He didn’t want to make the more risky move and leave Bartolo in there. Now nobody in the media will question him if they lose. 87 pitches thrown, they hadn’t even touched him.

  • Rob Thomsen’s Chili Farts

    Core Four = Shit

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

      Two first ballot HOFers and two borderliners disagree. Also, five titles.

      • Rob Thomsen’s Chili Farts

        Oh literal Jim!
        Currently, they are shit. Two of them gave up on their team this year (Pettitte, Posada), one threw a fit because he was worried he wasn’t going to get an insane contract to play like shit and gave up on fixing his swing (Jeter) and Mariano is falling apart (and he’s a filthy Christian).

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Now that Mo has blown the save, we fucking have Logan and Ayala available in the pen. Bartolo was at 89 pitches and had been in control the whole game. His stuff was still good. Mo could have used a day off as well.

    I hate you Joe Girardi, I fucking hate you. Lets hope the offense picks us up and doesn’t waste this masterpiece from Colon

  • Corporate Scum

    Did Kay really just say don’t blame Girardi cuz he’s not paid to think?

  • Greg

    All of you blaming Girardi are nitwits. Michael Kay just put it exactly right. This is all on the offense or lack of

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

      That, and Mo, for not doing the job he’s tasked with doing.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      It’s never a bad choice bringing Mo in, but there’s no reason Colon wasn’t out there for the 9th.

  • Monteroisdinero

    The biggest sweat Bartolo broke in this game was watching the 9th inning.

    Joe G manages by the book and the book says Mo and the book says bunt!

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      This exactly.

  • jetrer

    any chance Jeter actually does something clutch here

    • jetrer

      of course not

    • Rob Thomsen’s Chili Farts

      I guess he doesn’t get paid enough to do that anymore.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Phil Coke – 7 innings of shutout, 3 hit ball against Boston so far, lol

    • The Big City of Dreams

      That’s baseball

  • Karl Krawfid

    And Derek can’t hit an 89 mph fastball down the middle.

    • A Gritty Dude’s Gritty Dude

      It’s okay…He’s only signed at 16 per for three more years plus a player option.

  • Greg

    So basically all of you dumbasses are saying that you dont trust Mariano Rivera. That’s basically all that you are saying.

    • mbonzo

      This dumbass is saying, leave the pitcher in who isn’t overworked and cruising. You give Mo some rest and we keep in a guy who we know is having a good day.

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        This. Times twelve.

      • Greg

        Exactly. What if Colon blew the game? What then? Would you criticize him then?

        • mbonzo

          No considering I said this before Mo even gave up a hit.
          http://riveraveblues.com/2011/.....nt-2069235

          If I was Joe I would have told Colon to get out there and told Mo to start warming up slowly in case he needed to extinguish a fire in the 9th.

        • Mikeg

          No, who could possibly criticize him for leaving in a guy with 87 pitches under his belt, with no signs of tiring. Some people just can’t see the obvious

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Why is it assumed he magically blows the game?

          • Greg

            Why is it assumed that he doesn’t. It got close in that eigth inning.

      • Kiko Jones

        +40.

    • kunaldo

      look, i’m not saying i knew mo would blow the save. in fact, i was pretty sure that he would lock it down. but bartolo was freaking dealing. the walk was BARELY a walk. and he was nice and warm too. i dont know, maybe it’s because bartolo is on my fantasy team, but i really think he should have at least been allowed to go batter to batter.

    • Mikeg

      No idiot, Girardi plays it so by the book that he’d have put in mariano even if Bart had a perfect game going.

    • DCBX

      I’m saying that when your SP strikes out the side in the 8th and is < 100 pitches, send him back out.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Come on Grandy.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Sucess Jeter and I’m not sarcastic. I’ll take the K over the GIDP.

  • Bob Stone

    Well, Bartolo gets screwed again either through poor offense, defense or bull pen. He deserved better.

    No win situation for Girardi. If Bartolo went out for the ninth and gave up the lead, everyone would be asking why Girardi didn’t go to Mo. You bring in Mo and he blows the lead, everyone is asking why Girardi didn’t stay with Bartolo.

    Tough situation for a manager.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Not really. Since everything is defined for a manager you really don’t need to change. It’s tough if your an NFL manager for example who actually has to call plays, switch schemes, cycle players, examine opposing schemes and make a billion adjustments.

      An MLB manager nowadays can do everything without actually watching the game.

  • Tom Zig

    So are people actually mad about bringing in Mariano Rivera in a 1-0 game to start the 9th?

    • Cy Pettitte

      yes. beyond mad.

    • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

      When the starter has plenty of pitches left and has been in the zone? Sure, we were before he even blew it none the less.

    • Bob Stone

      This!

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      It’s more not letting Bartolo pitch the 9th with only 87 pitches and he had shut down the O’s all night.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Ayala being Ayala

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Ayala being Ayala. Again.

    • Rob Thomsen’s Chili Farts

      GOD!?!?! is a shell of his former self.

    • mbonzo

      Frustrated that Girardi would turn to an overworked bullpen when he had Bartolo cruising through 8 IP. I’ll take Mo in any 9th inning, but to me its obviously a better strategy to send Colon out there.

  • Chairman Mao

    We aren’t gonna win many ballgames if our manager keeps taking out starting pitchers who have given up 0 runs and have only thrown 87 pitches. Bartolo is a big man capable of throwing more pitches. And now our fate rests on the arms of Ayala and Logan when we could have put it on the arm of Bartolo. Girardi’s gotta go.

    • Mikeg

      You are totally right!!

    • jetrer

      Fortunately there won’t be many games where the starter has given up 0 runs on 87 pitches heading into the ninth so the Yankees probably don’t have to worry about that.

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    Oh yeah, it’s Ayala time!

  • Karl Krawfid

    This team is just bad right now.

  • Kostas

    Maybe after Memorial Day the offense will show up. This is now week three of total suckiness.

  • CMP

    I got 10 bucks that says Ayala blows this game in the 10th.

    • Kiko Jones

      I hope not. But I’m dreading it.

  • Monteroisdinero

    87 pitches and an expansive strike zone. No, this is not on the offense. It’s on Joe. Awful IN GAME manager.

    So glad he brought Mo in last night up 6-2 in the 9th with 2 outs. Another no guts decision.

    • CMP

      Agreed. Not leaving in Colon was a chicken shit move.

      • Pasqua

        It’s cowardly to bring the greatest closer in the history of baseball into a one-run game in the ninth inning?


        • CMP

          When Colon has thrown just 87 pitches in 8 shutout innings and struck out the side in the 8th inning while still throwing in the mid 90s to bring in Rivera who hasn’t exactly been automatic this year, YES.

          • Pasqua

            Cowardly? How is it cowardly?

            • CMP

              It was the easy thing to do, totally lacked any thought, a knee jerk reaction.

              • Pasqua

                And why was it the “easy thing to do”?

                See where I’m going with this?

        • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

          Yes, try using some game-perspective Pasqua, not all ninth innings come about equally, and Colon was just way too much for the O’s tonight.

          • Pasqua

            “Try using some game-perspective.”

            Oh, okay. Let’s see. I FUCKING REPEAT: 1-0 game. 9th inning. Mariano Rivera available. Decision made.

            How is somehow MORE irrational to believe that Mo will protect that lead than it is to believe that Colon will not give up a run?!

            Colon was dealing. So what?! Does that guarantee the same result in the ninth? No!

            • DizzyD

              Why not rest a bullpen that has been overworked all season long when your starter is handling the opposing lineup? Colon only threw 87 pitches. Rivera has been used a little too much in my opinion, and we’re only in mid-May.

              • Pasqua

                And I can respect that opinion. I disagree, but that’s me.

    • Greg

      You’re an asshole. A dumb asshole at that.

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

        Easy, killer.

    • jetrer

      How is this not on the offense??? This team should be able to manage more than one damn unearned run.

    • Kostas

      Girardi is not the best manager period. But, he won a world series so basically he walks on water, for now.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Jeter whiffs on an 88 mph junkball.

  • will

    I have been a fan of Jeter ever since i was a lil kid. The guys been my favorite player for the last 15 years but i cant stand this version of jeter. If i have to go through the next 2 years of seeing jeter ground out repeatedly and act like he actually deserves to lead off the game then i would rather have him released.

    • Avi

      It’s actually 3.75 years. Yes, it’s going to be very difficult.

      • Fritz

        going to remind me of Bernie Williams at the end

  • Fritz

    This is NOT on Girardi People. The game is 1-0 remember with Colon at 89 Pitches. You have the greatest Closer EVER in the pen. Its a no brainer to bring in MO to finish the game. He didn’t do it, and you know he’ll take the blame.

    I do agree this is on the offense for not producing Jack tonight. Their only run they can thank the O’s defense.

    Great Game Colon!

    • Bob Stone

      Totally agree.

    • Kiko Jones

      But why take out a guy who’s cruising with a relatively low pitch count? He’s the sure thing at that point. Even the great Rivera can have a bad night so why risk it? Girardi seems way too fixated on not letting pitchers go the distance. Granted, last week, when AJ’s pitch count was past 100 in the game he gave up a lone hit in 7 innings, the move was debatable, but tonight was inexcusable.

      Oh, and once your closer comes in—unless it’s a tie game at home—it’s no longer on the offense: he’s there to preserve the win. Period. Got nothing but love for Mo, but this is on him and particularly Joe G.

      • Pasqua

        It’s NEVER a sure thing. One inning (or eight, for that matter) is not indicative of the next. I can appreciate the desire to see Colon finish, but it was just sa much of a question mark for Colon as it was for Rivera (which, granted, was not much of one…I thought.)

  • Sheepmeister

    What purpose does Noesi have on the roster if this isn’t a spot for him?

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

      Depth.

      Depth is a purpose.

  • Pasqua

    Watching some of you call for Girardi’s head because he brought Mariano-fucking-Rivera into a one-run game in the ninth inning is more upsetting than any blown save. I weep for the future.

    • Pat D

      This.

    • Matt

      Or maybe it’s that Bartolo Colon was so dominant tonight that he was even more dominant than Rivera could have possibly been?

      It’s a wet night, the field is damp and players have been slipping on the grass. There is no guarantee that a pitcher coming out of the pen is going to be sharp right away. Colon, on the other hand, was as unhittable as a pitcher could be in his start and had only thrown 86 pitches.

      Girardi’s problem is that he refuses to be unconventional. Both of your set up men are unavailable tonight, and Mo has pitched in 2 of the last 3 games. At least give Bartolo a chance to start the 9th, and if he gives up a leadoff walk or something then you go get him.

      He could have easily finished that game himself. You don’t just take a guy out because it’s “not his inning” if he just struck out the side and showed no signs of tiring.

      • Kiko Jones

        Perfectly said, Matt.

      • Pasqua

        Fine. Fine. Fine. That’s a fine opinion to have. My issue lies in the fact that people are aghast that Girardi brought Mariano Rivera (Mariano. Rivera.) into a one-run game in the ninth as if he is some two-bit middle reliever.

        People are getting so hung up on Colon’s 8 innings that they are failing to consider that virtually everyone, when asked who they would want on the mound for a must-have, must-win inning, it’s Rivera. Not Bartolo.

        • CMP

          Try to understand the fact that people are pissed at Girardi NOT for bringing in Mo but for TAKING OUT Colon, who was on fire and still had plenty of bullets in his gun.

          • Pasqua

            CMP, stop imploring me to “try to understand” and find “perspective.” I get it. But your point is flawed. Girardi TOOK OUT Colon to BRING IN Mariano Rivera. These decisions are not mutually exclusive.

            • Pasqua

              p.s. I confused a comment from another comment for something you had said. Ignore the first sentence of my reply. Apologies.

              • CMP

                No problem.

                As great as Mo is, he hasn’t been automatic this year and Colon was just dominant and only threw 87 pitches. He was totally dominant in the 8th and hadn’t lost any velocity. I really couldn’t see the harm in letting him pitch the 9th until he allowed a baserunner.

                • Pasqua

                  I understand. I do. But a one-run lead is precarious, no matter how dominant you’ve been. With that in mind, I can’t understand the overall thought that bringing in Rivera is somehow a mistake.

  • IRF

    This is just too frustrating

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    uhg

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Mo actin’ like Brian Fuentes and shit.

  • nedro

    The thought of Bartolo having to watch Mo blow the lead on TV in the visitors’ clubhouse after he left the dugout with that big grin on his face is just …heartbreaking.

  • Cy Pettitte

    goodnight folks, put this one on the right side

  • Fritz

    If Colon had blown the lead most people on here would be bitching that Girardi didn’t bring MO in.

    • swishers fauxhawk

      /Hindsightbias’d

      Anyway, I agree. You can blame the offense and Mo. You can’t blame Girardi.

    • Chairman Mao

      With the way he was dealing? Nobody would have said a damn thing. Especially if Girardi would have waited to pull Colon if a runner got on base.

      • Greg

        I call bullshit on that comment. Bullshit to the nth degree

      • Kiko Jones

        Go with the sure thing at the moment, with a dominant line; even Mo can have a bad outing, especially on a cold, wet night coming out of the bullpen. And w/Robertson, Joba, and Soriano unavailable we’re lucky the bullpen scraps haven’t coughed it up yet.

    • Greg

      +100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

    • JobaWockeeZ

      If things got shaky obviously Mo would be brought in regardless. People are acting like it’s impossible for Mo to enter the game.

  • Chairman Mao

    How predictable will this be when Ayala gives up the GW hit? Girardi has a chance to use NO bullpen pitchers tonight and he opted to extend the ballgame so that we are forced to use our ineffective relievers.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      I’m a little irritated at Girardi too but saying that he “opted to extend the ballgame” is incredibly unfair.

    • jetrer

      Girardi chose to go to extra innings?? I thought he brought the greatest closer of all time into the game to try to make sure the game did not go to extra innings. Silly me.

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

      Joe also has the greatest relief pitcher in human history, being paid 15M a year to do one job and one job only.

      Who gave us the best chance of navigating that 9th inning? Colon or Mo?

      Exactly.

      • CMP

        The way that Colon was pitching tonight, the answer is COLON.

      • Matt

        Actually, Colon did. He had just struck out the side in the 8th with a pitch count of 86, and had allowed only 2 baserunners in his last 6 innings pitched while mowing down hitter after hitter.

        Rivera’s stuff tonight would have been a step down from Colon’s. Colon was throwing harder, had nearly perfect control, and insane movement on his 2-seamer. Going to Rivera after a fastball pitcher like Colon is helping the hitters out.

        This post is a perfect example of how the blind observer doesn’t notice Girardi’s flaws. Mo doesn’t have to pitch the 9th just because he’s Mo. He’s appeared in a bunch of games recently, and Colon had better stuff tonight.

        • Kiko Jones

          +28, Matt.

      • CMP

        The smart move would have been let Colon come out for the 9th, warm up Mo and bring him in if Colon allowed a baserunner.

        This is Mo’s 3rd blown save in 16 save situations. He may be God but he’s been a little vulnerable so far this year.

      • BigTimeBartolo

        Normally, you want Mo in that situation every time. But Bartolo had shown that none of the Orioles batters could touch him that night. Also any chance you get to give your 41-year old closer an extra day off, you take it

  • JV

    good job girardi fucking twit

  • BigTimeBartolo

    I fucking hate that we have this idiotic moron managing our team for the next 3 years. While bringing in Mo is never really a bad move, Bart was at 89 pitches and was dealing. Girardi has already made a ton of questionable calls, not to mention all of the fucking bunting. All the success he’s had has been a result of having talented yankee teams behind him. I believe that he has already cost us 2-3 wins this year with his moronic moves. His only redeeming quality is keeping the bullpen fresh, yet he let D-rob throw over 110 pitches this week. He brings absolutely nothing to the table. He is a god damn idiot and has no balls to do anything that TEH BINDER doesn’t say. He lives and dies by that fucking piece of shit binder.

    Now we have Ayala pitching who will promptly loose us this game.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Google: “lose vs. loose”

      • BigTimeBartolo

        Your seriously gonna be a spelling nazi?

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

          Asking someone to spell a word properly shouldn’t be equated with being a racist genocidal fanatic.

    • Mikeg

      Right on. Hard to believe that some of the idiots here are defending Giradi.

      • jetrer

        How is it hard to defend bringing the greatest closer in history in to protect a one run lead in the ninth? I find it very easy.

      • Greg

        You know what? You’re an asshole

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

          Greg: Knock it off. Disagree without being disagreeable.

          • Greg

            When they start insulting me then I have to defend myself.

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

              Not like that.

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

      Didn’t you just admit to me, earlier in this very thread, that what Joe did was the right move to make?

      • BigTimeBartolo

        I said bringing in Mo is never a bad move. It’s just a culmination of all of the bad moves Girardi has made that has pissed me off

    • Esteban

      Bringing Mo in is never a bad idea. If you complain about that, you’ll complain about anything.

      • BigTimeBartolo

        Read what i said, I said bringing in Mo is never a bad move. My problem is with all of the bad moves Girardi has made so far coming into this game. The bunting, leaving AJ in too long, not leaving Bartolo in long enough. I’m just sick of all of his shit

  • Cy Pettitte

    Alex could have been destroyed

  • Kostas

    John Sterling just told the funnies joke. “Yankees have their power coming up in the top of the 11th.”….

    OMG!!!!! I hit the floor laughing. Great sense of humor has he.

  • A Gritty Dude’s Gritty Dude

    This team is wayyyyy too complacent; if we lose this game, heads should role problem is they won’t and everyone knows it. Wish the big guy was still around.

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

      I agree. Heads should role.

    • DCBX

      Big Stein might’ve had Jorge’s head mounted in his box by now. But that’s another story.

  • Ari G

    i dnt know what else there is to say clearly
    girardi is nuts and a terrible manager i mean what good has he ever done. He screwed up the alcs last year and many other games i just hate him.

    • Esteban

      LOL. How did Girardi screw up the ALCS? I remember the Yankees being out hit and out pitched.

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

        Those things were obviously Girardi’s fault. He kept putting on the “get outpitched” or “get outhit” or “hit the ball to Elvis Andrus and watch him make an amazing defensive play” signs.

        What a dumbass.

  • wow

    soft underbelly?

  • Simon

    Wow, Girardi blew that, not the offense. You take what you can get from your opportunities and don’t get greedy (A-rod is an example tonight of that when trying to leg out that double, got really greedy but whatever). It must suck to be Colon now knowing you just pitched a gem of a game and you get a big fat no-decision.

    • Esteban

      How did Girardi blow anything? He brought in the best relief pitcher is baseball history. Holy shit, I never thought I’d see some many people complain about bringing in Mariano Rivera.

  • mbonzo

    Joe made a stupid strategic move by bringing Mo in when Colon was aceing it up, but its not his fault Mo blew the game.

    • Chairman Mao

      Ultimately it falls on him. He made the safe decision so he didn’t get second guessed by the NY media. Now we have to use our ineffective relievers to try to win the game when we could have just let Bartolo finish it himself.

      • jetrer

        Either way he would get second guessed if the move didn’t work.

      • Pasqua

        There is truth in this. He will be second-guessed less for bringing in Mo. One can only hope that wasn’t actually part of his thinking.

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    So now, not only does Colon’s great performance not produce a win, it also doesn’t rest the bullpen. Double Fail.

    • Rob Thomsen’s Chili Farts

      I know! I can’t believe Joba and Robertson have pitched yet again!

    • http://deleted Total Dominication

      The first thing hasn’t happened yet.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Teixera’s been really good.

  • cjc

    these guys couldn’t hit a fucking beach ball disgraceful

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Yeah they could. Beach balls are huge, dude.

      • A Gritty Dude’s Gritty Dude

        No, you are right, they could definitely smash beach balls into the ground.

    • Simon

      Some couldn’t hit water if they fell out of a boat…

      • Rob Thomsen’s Chili Farts

        Please watch the strong language.

  • Mojo

    It’s good to see Tex swapping April for May. I used to love Tex. I thought he was one of the good guys. Classy. Well-spoken. Great with a bat and a glove. But holy knob gobbler, he may be the most painful player to watch since Jeter became running gag.

  • mbonzo

    Seems like the scouting report is to go down and away with all the hitters. Seems to be working.

  • first time lawng time

    Mo is supposed to get the job done and he didn’t.

    Fail.

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

      I love how nobody ever wants to blame Mo for not doing the job we ask him to do. I know he’s the best and you don’t want to kill the guy, because he’s certainly earned the right to have an off night or two with as good as he is, but when Mo blows a save, the blame for not winning falls primarily on Mo.

      He’s the one who blew the save. He wasn’t overtired, there was no reason not to go to him. He was supposed to close it out, and he didn’t.

      Blame goes to Mo first.

      • Xstar7

        And to the offense second

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Hate to say it but I don’t see the Yankees scoring again tonight :(

  • Kostas

    So based on tonight’s performance which is more in line with all games prior to last nights, one thing is clear, the Rays just sucked last night enabling the Yankees to win one.

    #falsehope

  • Mickey Scheister

    At least Robbie saw three pitches that AB.

  • Xstar7

    Boy am I glad we had the “heart of our lineup” up that inning.

    • Rob Thomsen’s Chili Farts

      Please stop! Kevin Long is amazing. Give him a raise.

      • jetrer

        Klong can’t hit for these guys.

  • Greg

    Its all on the offense. If they hit a sac fly or 2 we have nothing to discuss here. Any of you who dont see that are not using logic. It comes down to who do you trust. And basically all that I’m hearing is that they trust Bartolo Colon over Mariano Rivera. That’s all that you guys are saying. You dont trust the greatest closer of all time.

    • DCBX

      I trust Mo enough to come in with a guy on IF Bart puts a guy on.

      You can still take Bart out, but you can’t bring him back in after Mo puts 2 guys on.

      Simple.

      • Greg

        So you trust him with a man on but you dont trust him with no men on. Interesting…

      • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

        Exactly.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    At least now Girardi has a brief excuse he can give to the press if we loose this game. I swear to god that guy is always pushing the wrong buttons. Leaves AJ in long enough to implode, but won’t let Bartolo get his shutout when he’s at 89 pitches and has been masterful.

    I wish we had someone smart for our manager, someone who has some balls and will take the higher risk/reward move and own up to it to the media if it doesn’t work out.

    Also, another atrocious showing by the offense. Just completely on autopilot right now

    • BigTimeBartolo

      lose* this game. fucking spelling errors…

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        Thank you.

  • forensic

    This is not a one-for-one decision of colon vs Rivera. There are many other factors than just that.

    1. You bring in mo and suddenly it starts pouring, then you’ve lost both colon and mo.
    2. With the already very short pen, bringing in mo gets you to the crap pitchers sooner, as you see now.
    3. If you can give mo the day off, all the better. Now he’s pitched 3 of 4 games and may not be available tomorrow.

    Colon was rolling with a very low pitch count. At that point, you have to send him back out there to see if you can avoid the above situations. Weighing the pros and cons, the majority of them fall on the side of leaving colon out there, even if it’s just batter to batter.

    • Greg

      And if Colon blows it?

      • forensic

        Then he blows it, you stuck with a rolling starter and shit happens. That’s why batter to batter is an option. If he gives up a homer, then you still have mo for the 10th and as I said you push all the rest of the crap pitchers off for another inning.

    • Esteban

      Or none of those things happen, Mo pitches a scoreless 9th inning and no one complains about anything.

      • forensic

        Even pitching a scoreless ninth affects tomorrows game. Everyone likes to say it’s a marathon and not a sprint and that you have to be careful overworking relievers. Now he’s possibly adversely affected tomorrows or the next games outcome when he could’ve tried to avoid that situation.

        • Kiko Jones

          Spot on, forensic.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    I’m glad this team is trying oh so hard to win.

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

      I’m glad you think not succeeding and not trying to succeed are somehow the same thing.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    FUCK what’s happened with Robbie’s defense??

    • Rob Thomsen’s Chili Farts

      When he sees Jeter and Posada stinking it up and acting like asses, how can you blame him?
      It’s a poor example for such an impressionable young boy.

    • Esteban

      Yeah it hasn’t been stellar as of late.

  • wow

    this is just painful to watch

  • jetrer

    thanks for the free out

  • first time lawng time

    As much as I hate Girardi he shouldn’t have the blame for what’s happened thus far.

    Save situation you bring Rivera, a HOF.

    Rivera didn’t get the job done. His fault.

    Although I had an eerie feeling that would happen. But that’s just me.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      I thought Mo would blow it. And I think most of us did too. While Mo has been great, and is a HOFer Bartolo was lights-out and Joe said he wanted to give the BP a day off.

    • King George

      Mo’s second straight blown save against Baltimore. Just say that to yourself a few times.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        He also blew one at the end of last year. Remember that Scott HR? He’s blown 3 straight saves in Baltimore.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        Holy fuck Boone…

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      I agree…except for tonight. Unless Colon was having diarrhea in the dugout, there’s no reason why he shouldn’t have pitched the 9th. The dude was half way up the steps when the 8th ended.

      • first time lawng time

        I personally would kept Colon in, but bringing Mo in isn’t that unfathomable.
        It’s not like he brought in Chad Gaudin.

        He brought in one of the best closers and that closer didn’t get the job done.

        I disagree with the move, but it wasn’t worthy of calling Girardi a moron or something like that.

  • mbonzo

    Is Noesi even on the roster?

    • Coolerking101

      He’s on double secret probation.

  • Greg

    I mean I cant believe any of you. YOu are all saying that Bartolo Colon is better than Mo Rivera. Essentially. If you cant say that the blame goes to offense, I dont know what game you’ve been watching.

    • Karl Krawfid

      It was Bartolo’s game man. I understand the move, but come on. 87 pitches? Really?

      Why did he use Mo yesterday?

      Why isn’t Noesi up?

    • DCBX

      I’ll try it again.

      You can take Bart out if he puts a guy on. You *cannot* put him back in there after Mo puts a guy on.

      • Esteban

        So what? It’s Mariano Rivera.

        • DCBX

          See my earlier comment about “Cy &$*%& Young” getting the ball.

          You don’t pull a guy with < 100 pitches when he is dealing. Because if the next guy is *not* dealing, you're SOL and cannot put the SP back in.

          • Esteban

            Maybe, maybe not, but it’s never a bad decision to put in Mo (given he hasn’t pitched 12 days in a row)

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      No, what we’re saying is that Francoeur is better than Pujols. I don’t know what this Colon / Mo shit is?

      • Esteban

        Pujols sux. lol whatevs

    • forensic

      Tonight, with the entirety of the situation, yes, colon was/is better than mo.

  • cjc

    there just doesn’t seem to be anyway they win this game the garbage left to pitch is disgusting (except Noesi to be fair the kid hasn’t thrown a fucking pitch so who the hell knows what to expect)

  • Kostas

    Well at least Vlad will have a chance to go yard on Ayala… then queue the Girardi cliches.

  • CMP

    Does it count as a hit if Guererro gets a hit on a ball the bounces first like in cricket?

  • Cy Pettitte

    ARod what the fuck?

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Omg Arod, you have to make that play. Jesus christ.

  • Esteban

    Holy shit. Shit is going crazy. Mo blows a save and Arod makes two mental errors in a game.

  • Karl Krawfid

    The team is just embarrassing.

    Everyone on it.

    • DCBX

      +1

      Right about now Colon and Mo (tonight notwithstanding) are the guys I see that deserve an ASG trip. That’s it.

      • jetrer

        How could you leave the best CF in baseball out?

        • Esteban

          I don’t think DCBX has paid much attention this year.

          • DCBX

            Hehe caught me. I have always found pitching more entertaining than hitting. Yes, Grandy should go. Shit, I voted for the guy.

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

        CC, Granderson, A-Rod probably, Martin?

      • Esteban

        Granderson? Cano? CC?

      • Karl Krawfid

        Cano and A-Rod? Right now? Cano looks like 2008 Cano in the field and at the plate.

        A-Rod has had 1 good game and 1 okay game in like a month.

  • Zooboy

    The defense is more offensive than the offense.

  • Mickey Scheister

    I hate to say this but you just feel like this game is over, right now. Doesn’t go to 12.

    • jon

      you think the game is over with the bases loaded 1 out in the bottom of the 11th with our scrubs pitching?

      gee i think youre alone in that feeling

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Boone Logan with the bases loaded and needs to get 2 outs. Forgive me if I’m not exactly confident in our chances.

    This one falls on Mo, the offense and Girardi. Although it’s hard for me to stay mad at Mo…

  • Chairman Mao

    I just don’t know why ownership and management continues to put up with this. We haven’t been playing well lately and really could have used this W. It was in the bag. All Girardi had to do was let Colon go out there, if he allows a baserunner bring in Mo. Instead, he managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. I don’t know how we can overcome that.

    • Rob Thomsen’s Chili Farts

      Isn’t Mo pretty bad with runner on base?

    • jetrer

      So if someone got on you think Mo would have come in and gotten out of it, but couldn’t hold them coming in with no one on? That makes sense.

    • Esteban

      You’re ridiculous. He put in Mariano FUCKING Rivera, not someone like Luis Ayala. Stop complaining just to complain.

    • Pasqua

      To you and others using “one runner, then pull him” argument:

      1) What if the “one runner” hit a homerun? Your reaction then?
      2) Why does one runner warrant his being removed and replaced by Rivera, but starting the inning with Rivera is a federal fucking crime?

      • Kiko Jones

        Because you play the hot hand. Taking out a dealing SP with less than 90 pitches is an epic fail. What if Mo has an off night or it starts raining again? Then you go directly into the crappy bullpen quicker.

        The issue here is not taking out Colon and bringing in Mo in an abstract situation. Of course you bring in Mo 100 out of 100 times. But not tonight with the numerous variables at hand. How hard is that to comprehend?

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-ne Logan time.

  • JV

    game over

  • Matt

    All you Girardi defenders..its about COLON, not Rivera. Finish this sentence without using the name Rivera

    Bartolo Colon should be taken out of the game because he ____________

    • CMP

      Joe Girardi is a robot incapable of abstract thought.

    • Greg

      doesn’t have the track record that Mariano Rivera has.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Lolwut. You seriously can’t be comparing the two?

      • mbonzo

        How many Cy Young awards does Mo have? Not trying to compare the two, but this is not a good reason.

        • Greg

          How many rings does Colon have?

          • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

            The rings argument holds up suprisingly less-well when used with Jeter and Posada ya know, therefore I’m calling shenanigans on it.

            • Greg

              Fine. Who’s going to the Hall of Fame? Who’s has a World Series MVP? Who is considered to be the greatest pitcher in their role?

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

          The Cy Young (like every other award in baseball history) is a horrible way to evaluate anything.

          Because voters are dumb. Colon having a Cy Young and Mo not having one doesn’t mean Colon is a better pitcher in that situation.

    • mbonzo

      Bartolo Colon should be taken out of the game because he Mariano Rivera.

    • jon

      I totally understand what youre saying but lemme take a crack at it

      Bartolo Colon should be taken out of the game because he is not the greatest closer in the history of baseball

    • Pasqua

      But you CAN’T not mention Rivera because THAT’S why Colon was removed. I understand that you believe he should have finished, but to ignore that he was replaced by Mariano Rivera is ignoring the whole story.

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

      … is Bartolo Colon and not Mariano Rivera.

      Was he dealing? Absolutely. Could all that dealing stop at the drop of a hat with a bad pitch which becomes a homerun? Absolutely.

      Should I always trust a fresh Mariano Rivera over a guy who, while dealing at the moment, hasn’t shown over a large sample size that he can be a good pitcher in live 5+ years? Yes, I should.

      I know you want to remove Mariano Rivera from this equation, but you can’t. If Mo had been on the DL and Rafael Soriano was healthy, and had been dealing all April/May long (like. 1.00 ERA dealing), Colon would have finished the game. Joe wouldn’t have lifted Colon for healthy and filthy Soriano, or Joba, or Robertson, or Joe Nathan, or Billy Wagner, or Trevor Hoffman, or Goose Gossage, or Dennis Eckersley.

      The only reason he lifted Colon is because he had the one option available that’s ALWAYS an upgrade. Every manager picks that upgrade in that one-run 9th inning situation.

      Fire Girardi mid-inning, replace him with any manager you like. That new manager also lifts Colon and puts in God Himself.

      • forensic

        1. It’s not really a fresh mo. He pitched yesterday and has now pitched 3 out of 4.
        2. It’s not just bringing in mo, it’s bringing the entire bullpen into play earlier than you have to, which gets to the crap guys sooner.

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

          He pitched yesterday and has now pitched 3 out of 4.

          One of those 3 was one single batter, yesterday. 6 total pitches.

          Before that 3-out-of-4, he had four days of rest.

          2. It’s not just bringing in mo, it’s bringing the entire bullpen into play earlier than you have to, which gets to the crap guys sooner.

          Which only becomes an issue if Mo blows it, which you’re not expecting him to do. Meanwhile, if Colon gives up the lead and it’s a 1-1 tie, you’re still going to Mo in the 9th there (to hold the line and avoid the outright loss) and thus, the rest-of-game bullpen management stays the same. Any surrender of the one-run lead results in the same Ayala/Logan/Noesi appearances. Doesn’t matter whether that’s Colon or Mo who gives up the lead.

          • forensic

            It’s was three days rest, not 4. And despite only facing one batter yesterday he warmed up twice which also counts for something.

            And I guarantee you if he didn’t go batter to batter with colon and it eventually goes to 1-1, he’s not bringing in mo in the middle of that inning. At that point he would ride colon through the inning and use mo in the 10th.

      • CMP

        You keep avoiding the fact that Mo hasn’t been automatic this year as seen in his 3rd blown save in 16 chances. He hasn’t been automatic this year , at least early on.

  • Mickey Scheister

    STRIKE!!!!!!!

  • Kostas

    Girardi brings in Logan so Luke Scott won’t question Ayala’s birth certificate. Nice Girardi, real nice.

    • Rob Thomsen’s Chili Farts

      Oh so THAT’S why the people here hate Luke Scott. He has his own opinion that doesn’t match what the liberal media tells us to think. Cool.

      • Adam

        Also…because he has a mullet.

      • jon

        your tin foil hats showing

      • Kostas

        Easy Chili Farts. It is more of a mockery of Luke Scott than offending your political agenda. I honestly couldn’t care less. AND for the record, everyone else dislikes Luke Scott because he is a .

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

        I don’t hate Luke Scott because he’s a conservative or because he thinks Barack Obama is a bad president. Those are his opinions and he’s more than entitled to them, and plenty of people that I like and respect hold those views.

        I hate Luke Scott because he’s an idiot* and because he thinks throwing plantain chips at Felix Pie isn’t racist. It is.

        (*Yes, thinking that Barack Obama wasn’t born here makes you an idiot. You can disagree with this president. You can’t continue to think that he was secretly born in another country and there’s a massive coverup to hide that fact. If you still think Obama wasn’t born in Hawaii in 1961, you’re a stupid fucking idiot and you need to stop being dumb.)

      • Esteban

        What? I’m conservative/libertarian, and even I think only idiots and conspiracy wackos (and maybe racists) still question the birth certificate.

  • Cy Pettitte

    LOOGY’d

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Holy shit, Boone might actually keep us in this game…

  • Matt

    BOONE

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Yes!

  • Yogi-man

    This impending loss is on Girardi…again. Overmanaging and pulling Colon for Mo. The guys throwing a gem and had on thrown only 87 pitches through 8 innings. Girardi is a knuckle head!!

    • first time lawng time

      Although I’d have kept Colon in, putting your closer in in a 1 run game isn’t overmanaging.

      I know people here don’t like to blame Mo, but he didn’t get the job done. He deserves blame.

      I’m not saying he sucks or anything. Just that the Yankees were in line to win the game and Rivera blew the save.

      You can’t blame Girardi for that. What if Colon loses the game right there or implodes?

  • Cy Pettitte

    Boone says fuck the haters

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

    Good grief, this game won’t ever end.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    I’m sooooo happy!!!!!

  • Mickey Scheister

    Pop out, strike out, ground out. line out, or fly out. Just an out, please.

  • Crime Dog

    I wouldn’t call Boone Logan the fireman after that. Maybe the fire hydrant

  • JV

    wow logan just turned into the lefty robertson :)

    • Rob Thomsen’s Chili Farts

      You mean Logan let all inherited runners score (except last night)?

  • have Bartolo PH

    that is all.

  • Xstar7

    It’s amazing the Yankees are still in this game. Is it too much to ask for a few runs here?

  • DCBX

    Dickerson Gardner Nunez….. I feel like Scott Bakula on Quantum Leap.

    “ohboy”

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Any flash of offense would be great here.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Dickerson!

  • Kostas

    Wow! Orioles going all Yankees offense like. Ouch.

  • Yogi-man

    Girardi is a knuckle head…plain & simple.

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

    Here comes the bunt to preemptively kill the rally.

  • mbonzo

    I endorse that bunt.

    • jetrer

      I endorse willfully decreasing your chances of scoring.

      • mbonzo

        Hmm forgot to include a /sarcasm tag.

  • Esteban

    Late but:
    They weren’t booing, they were saying BOOOOONE.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    uggh bunts…

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    why? Nunez is next!!!!!

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    why? Nunez is next!!!!!

  • BigTimeBartolo

    TEH BINDER SAYS BUNT SO BUNT IT IS!

    cyborg Girardi, must follow TEH BINDER

    • Avi Atkin

      You’d think a cyborg would eventually learn from his mistakes :)
      Girardi is an excellent manager, but this bunt crap rarely works.

      STOP BUNTING.

      • BigTimeBartolo

        I disagree, Girardi is an average at best manager who has managed great Yankee teams

  • Cy Pettitte

    Captain Clutch please

    • Cy Pettitte

      woops, mean some muscle from Russell please

  • mbonzo

    I can feel Russell’s clutchiness from here. I predict an RBI.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Pass the baton to Babe Nunez

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Can Jeter do anything clutch?

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Of course he cant

  • DCBX

    I <3 infield hits from catchers.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Please God, Jeter. Please.

  • Chairman Mao

    Now would be time for a patented Jeter single.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Oh captain, my captain.

  • mbonzo

    If Jeter gets a hit here he will be a real Yankee.

    • mbonzo

      Jeter = fake Yankee

  • Kostas

    Noesi sighting?

  • wow

    take one for the team Cap’n.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Jeterian

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Oh look, Jeter doesn’t come through again.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    No!!!!!

  • Greg

    ALL ABOUT THE OFFENSE.

  • cjc

    he so terrible just so terrible

  • jetrer

    Captain Predictable

  • Kostas

    Scoreboard looks like computer code.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    This offense is hilarious or am I not allowed to say that?

  • Esteban
  • Xstar7

    Captain Unclutch

  • forensic

    Weak groundout from jeter. That wasn’t predictable at all…

  • JV

    wow come on jete…fail

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Captain Clutch coming up big again with another dribbler grounder.

    Also the bunt has screwed us over and over, but gosh darn it TEH BINDER says bunt, so we bunt!

  • King George

    No pressure at all on Noesi. UGH.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Noesi!!!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    oh look ITS NOESI!!!

    • BklynJT

      Tough spot for Girardi to finally uses him. If he fails, we wont be seeing Noesi again for a long time…

  • DizzyD

    I’m always the first to defend Jeter to all my non-Yankee fan friends, but I have to admit – with ABs like that, it’s getting harder to do…

  • Cy Pettitte

    lol they make THIS Noesi’s debut?

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

      Ran out of other options.

      • Cy Pettitte

        I thought they’d have Sanit throw 150 pitches before using Noesi

      • forensic

        Because he jumped the gun going to mo earlier than he should’ve.

        • Pasqua

          What?

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

          No.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    oh look ITS NOESI!!!

    also hopefully the orioles hit rookies like the yankees do.

  • mbonzo

    Love Noesi here. He should have started the 10th.

  • jon

    lol JJ wished that hit him

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    No no no no no.

    The first rule of Hector Noesi is you do not pitch Hector Noesi.
    The second rule of Hector Noesi is YOU DO NOT PITCH HECTOR NOESI.

    Girardi’s binder should cover this.

    • jon

      its noesi or swisher

    • Greg

      Um what were you saying

      • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

        Not a fan of Fight Club? Not suprised I guess.

      • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

        *Obviously meant to poke fun at the marked non-use of Noesi thus far in games since he’s been up. Has zero to do with what I think of his pitching ability, I do like Noesi.

    • BigTimeBartolo

      maybe TEH BINDER even agrees that Noesi is a better option than Sanit. It’s the only possible reason,
      Girardi is not capable of making decisions outside of TEH BINDER’s will.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Noesi into the SSS HOF

  • Avi

    3.75 more years of this from Jeter. I can’t!
    The 4th year player option is perhaps the dumbest thing Cashman ever did.

    • jetrer

      That contract was Levine’s doing, not Cashman. I am not adverse to criticizing Cash, but that contract wasn’t his fault.

  • Avi Atkin

    Noesi working well so far. Throwing strikes, good life on the fastball. Body language is good well, he worked quickly and efficiently.

  • Pasqua

    My frustration over the Colon vs. Rivera argument is subsiding and being replaced with fervent disdain for the offensive showing. And on THAT, I think we can all agree.

    • jon

      My feeling is this

      if the yankees werent in a giant skid girardi lets colon finish the game

      because they are playing like shit hes gotta play conservative and go to mo

  • mbonzo

    Kay says No-Way-“C”

    I always said No-“S”-“C”

  • King George

    On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the most frustrated, I’m at about a 9.6 with the way this game is going right now.

    • cjc

      game how about season

    • http://deleted Total Dominication

      Nah, I’m still coasting a bit from Logan’s houdini act.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Wow Joe maybe Noesi isn’t an instafail option.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Glad Noesi is finally in a game, wish it was under different circumstances, but maybe the fact that he has struck out the first 2 batters he has faced will mean that Girardi uses him more….that is if TEH BINDER allows it of course

  • JV

    damn noesi bringing the heat
    nice debut

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    An actual high end pitching prospect!!!

    • jon

      and by high end you mean because he pitched in AAA?

      • http://deleted Total Dominication

        Nah, he has 2-3 starter potential, and he was just out of the top 100. Not elite, but not a back rotation guy like the others we’ve been getting.

  • Karl Krawfid

    So we can be in third place by the end of the night?

    Great.

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

      Stop caring about what place in the division we’re in. It’s May.

      As long as we’re not 10+ games under .500 like Minnesota, any place in the division is just fine.

      • Karl Krawfid

        We are free falling.

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

          Everyone else in the division has had a stretch like this. Which is why all 5 teams are bunched within a few games of .500 either way.

          Relax.

          • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

            We expect the Yanks to be more impressive than everyone else in the division. If you don’t that’s fine, but don’t get down on people that don’t like seeing the Yanks fall in line with amassing losses.

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

              I expect the Yankees to make the playoffs and compete for the title. Those are reasonable expectations.

              Expecting the Yankees to never trail in the division and be wire-to-wire leaders, that’s an unrealistic expectation. Other teams also have talent, and no team in baseball (not even a 200M juggernaut) is slump-proof.

              Expect the Yankees to be good and make the playoffs. Stop expecting the Yankees to have a 6-game lead all year long.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    +1 for Mario Brothers music.

  • cjc

    fuck

  • Cy Pettitte

    Ground ball to Nunez who will throw it back to NYS

  • DCBX

    Funny: I have already seen suggestions to PH Colon and pitch Swisher in this thread. Shame is, we can’t even do that.

  • cjc

    this is the game

  • Esteban

    Noesi getting squeezed much?

    • Kostas

      Thanks… first 3 looked just fine per Gameday..

    • jon

      from gameday pitch 1 and 3 were in the strike zone

  • cjc

    really now you’re just squeezing the kid what ever

  • first time lawng time

    Jfiuheyhccv that was a strike!!!

  • jon

    make up call a little too late ump

  • JobaWockeeZ

    This ump is high.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Even if Noesi gets out of this, it’s just prolonging the inevitable given how shitty our offense has been…

  • DCBX

    oh sweet chocolate Jesus. c’mon Hector…

  • jetrer
  • Cy Pettitte

    Noesi is a WIZARD

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Time for the 5 pitch inning.

  • Erica

    NOESIIIIIIIII

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    aaaaaand exhale.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    god what an inning lol

  • Tom Zig

    There we go!

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    C’mon, some people have to work in the morning.

  • Kostas

    If ever there was a live example of offensive ineptness, it would be THIS game. Thank you to the Orioles and the Yankees for taking time from scoring runs to put on this clinic.

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

    That’ll do, rook. That’ll do.

  • mbonzo

    So I might have a heart attack if this last any longer. I’m really trying to write this off as a loss and hope I get surprised if something magical happens, but the way the Yankees are playing I can’t help but cringe and get back into it.

  • JV

    good job hector!!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I’m so sick of those Jeter’s got an edge commercials

    • jetrer

      They are a lot harder to sit through when he is sucking.

  • jon

    alright 3 best hitters lets get to this scrub

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

      Time for an awful rally-killing homer.

      • Esteban

        I’ll only be happy with a homer if somehow a bunt is worked into the mix.

  • Mister Delaware

    Its always weird when you’re watching on DVR, start atleast 90 minutes late and still catch up to live action.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Joba….ugh

  • Esteban

    This team is so unclutch, they don’t know how to win. Terrible job again.

    /What Orioles fans are saying.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Time for Tex to bunt!

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Love the grandyman

  • jon

    please no bunting

    steal the base

  • Mike Myers

    we are going to have to get 2 this inning…

  • CMP

    Noesi has some pretty nasty stuff even if he does seem to lack some command. I guess they’ll make him a reliever permanently now.

  • Mike Myers

    damn…that was a hanger

  • whozat

    Why isn’t Tex bunting?!?! The book says he has to!!11

  • mbonzo

    At least he’s consistent with the strike zone.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Teix getting lucky with the calls.

  • Mister Delaware

    Bunt Teix to 2B!

    • mbonzo

      Shut up you’re giving them ideas.

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

    Mark Teixeira is a good hitter with men on base.

    /bringingupoldshit’d

    • jetrer

      seems like that debate was a long, long time ago

    • Esteban

      Yeah but only if you use your fancy pants dork numbers.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Time for the game winning hit by the only guy who bothered to show up to hit today.

  • jon

    come on wild pitch

  • Joltin’ Joe

    Interesting John Sterling just told me with a full count and a man on first there is nothing the defense can do to stop the runner

  • first time lawng time

    Steal home!!!!!!!!

    Suicide bunt!!!!!!!!

    Small bawl!!!!!!!!

  • swishers fauxhawk

    A-Rod, relax. We can’t afford to have Jorge playing 3rd base.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Ugh I’d rather have Pena manage the rest of the game…

  • special kid

    its happening again….

  • Mister Delaware

    Low.

    • jon

      it was not

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Come on Dickerson.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Dickerson True Yankee moment

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

    Chris Dickerson is about to become a True Yankee™.

  • Hummingbird S.

    I just cant believe they wont find a way to score

  • Chairman Mao

    All A-Rod had to do was put the ball in play. If we don’t score here for God’s sake.

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

      That was a ball, big time, and ARod was barking at the ump with good reason.

      • jetrer
      • Hummingbird S.

        It was borderline, you can look it up everywhere. A-Rod can’t take a pitch that close with 2 strikes when all they needed was for him to put the ball in play

      • forensic

        Take a look at Brooks. It was certainly a strike and you hve to protect either way in that situation.

  • mbonzo

    Lets go Gardner!

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Fucking shit.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Good grief.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Gardner will walk in the run

  • Esteban

    Oh well I guess Chris Dickerson is not replacing Swisher in the depth chart. I had high hopes.

  • jon

    god please walk him

  • mbonzo

    Calling it now. RBI Walk.

  • Cy Pettitte

    fail.

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

    Bah.

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

    This offense is pathetic.

    • cjc

      understatement of the century putrid just fucking putrid

  • mbonzo

    What a terrible slump.

  • Chairman Mao

    And that’s the ballgame. Fucking pathetic.

  • jon

    classic yankees

  • Ivan

    Of course

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Let’s just blame Girardi for the offense not coming through, since we blame Girardi for everything.

    • Esteban

      Might as well. It’s cathartic.

    • CMP

      Not for everything, just for mindlessly taking out Colon when he was on fire.

      • Esteban

        No, he’s to blame for everything that hasn’t gone the Yankees way. FACT.

  • jetrer

    fucking pathetic awfulness

  • JobaWockeeZ

    I’d rather have a middle school offense up when there’s RISP.

  • JV

    we might as well wave the white flag bc this offense is pathetic!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I can’t beleive I’ve been watching this shit for 4 hours.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Yeah I missed the Bulls game for this.

  • special kid

    it happened again

  • Greg

    If they just played smallball properly, then they would have won this game in regulation, Rivera or not.

    Its all about the offense.

    I’m, also convinced that since it was a one run lead, Girardi put in Rivera. If it were bigger than I think he would have kept Colon in.

  • first time lawng time

    If the Yankees lose this game I think the culprits are, in order:

    1. Rivera
    2. Offense
    3. Losing pitcher

    lol This game could have been over like an hr and a half ago.

    **notice how I didn’t include Girardi

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      I will stay to my belief that Colon should’ve gone out for the 9th

    • jetrer

      1. Offense
      2. Offense
      3. Offense
      4. Rivera
      5. Losing Pitcher

      • first time lawng time

        If Rivera gets the job done, the offense is irrelevant.

    • special kid

      1. cashman

    • BigTimeBartolo

      Girardi must be blamed. TEH BINDER says so…

    • CMP

      1. Girardi
      2. Rivera
      3. Offense

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

      Javy Vazquez.

      • jetrer

        forgot to add him to my list

      • Esteban

        Hideki Irabu.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      No one should ever be blamed.

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

        That, basically.

        It’s a baseball game, people, not a murder trial.

  • Lincoln Hawk

    well, that’s it. I think I’m going to pour myself a microwaved glass of Rumplemintz and watch one of my wife’s tivo’d Glee episodes instead of watching this game any further

    • CMP

      Warm Rumplemintz? That sounds just nasty.

  • Matt

    Disgraceful. How many chances do you need to win this ballgame? This offense has cost them almost every single night over the last month.

    And for all the idiots blaming A-Rod, get a clue. He got called out on a pitch nowhere close to the strike zone. What do you want him to do? Dribble it to 3rd base and not get the run home? Same situation.

    The at bat which turned that inning was Dickerson’s strike out, but of course nobody on this blog knows how to put blame where it should be because they can’t separate the results from the approach.

    • jon

      totally agree with you, cept for the part about the pitch not being a strike. It totally was

      • Matt

        No, it actually wasn’t. A-Rod stands in front of home plate. It’s where it crosses home plate, not where it crosses his knee.

        Look at where Gameday had that pitch.

        • jetrer

          Look at where Pitch FX had that pitch. STRIKE

          • Matt

            Those blurred lines are pitches which are 2-3 inches off the plate, which are considered “borderline” but are not strikes. It’s only a strike when part of the ball is inside of the solid lines.

            It was a very questionable call, and hence it’s hard to fault A-Rod on that one.

            Look at where Gameday had that pitch. It was down and in, just off the plate both down and inside. All he could have done with that pitch was pull it on one or two hops to 3rd base. If he does that, the run does not score anyway.

            Nothing A-Rod could have done. Just because the result was bad, it doesn’t mean the player failed. If he lined it right at the shortstop, that’s not necessarily a bad at bat.

    • jetrer

      The pitch was in the strike zone. Middle of the plate. Caught the front knee. That’s in the strike zone.

      • Matt

        It wasn’t a strike in terms of height or lateral location. Look at where pitch tracking placed that pitch. It was borderline inside, borderline down.

  • Zooboy

    How the hell do you score ZERO earned runs off the O’s in 13 innings, including 6 relief pitchers. What a pathetic showing.

    • special kid

      kevin long is a genius

      • Avi Atkin

        I hope you’re not implying Kevin Long is the reason the Yanks are slumping. His headline project, Curtis Granderson, has been one of the constant performers over this tough stretch the past couple of weeks.

  • Xstar7

    RISP fail FTL

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Unbelievable, what a fucking joke. All you have to do is get a runner in from third. Fucking pathetic.

    Fuck this shit, fuck this fucking slumping piece of shit team. Will someone please let me know when the Yankees start playing like their actual talent indicates?

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

    Come on, Hector Houdini, give us another frame. You can do it.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Now the game is over..

  • paulc

    g’night. pitiful. pathetic. game over.

  • Kevin G.

    The Yankees don’t deserve to win this game…

    but neither do the Orioles. So lolwhatevs

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

      Which leads us all to the main point: Nobody ever “deserves” to win a game. You either win or you don’t, nothing more.

      • Kevin G.

        My head hurts…

      • Esteban

        You win with heart, determination, blood, guts, pine tar, dip, eye black, beards, grit, hustle, swagger, sunflower seeds, bunts, sac flies,and perseverance. That’s the formula for success.

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

          Which makes Minnesota’s struggles all the more baffling.

          Nobody does eyeblack better than the Twins. Nobody.

          • Esteban

            Not enough sunflower seeds. Easy mistake, but the omission screws everything up.

      • A-Rod’s Wingman

        I disagree. The team that blows another team out they typically “deserves” to win. This is more of a “race to the bottom” than anything.

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    This team is really playing like shit. Offense needs a week off and they’ve managed to piss several quite a few good pitching performances down their legs. Sigh…

  • Greg

    I am convinced that if the offense had scored more runs, then Girardi would have kept Colon in. But since it was a one run lead, they brought in the safer bet in Rivera.

    So in essence the bad offense has led to all of this.

    • A-Rod’s Wingman

      When you only score one run and lose it’s always the offense’s fault.

    • swishers fauxhawk

      +1

    • first time lawng time

      RIVERA HAS TO GET THE JOB DONE!!!!

      Wow. The offense sucks, but if Rivera doesn’t give up a run, we win the game 2 hours ago.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    All i can say is this. Bartolo will take out his frustration on a tub of ice cream and it won’t be pretty…

    • CMP

      By the time the rest of the team gets back to the clubhouse, the only thing left on the buffet table will be a bunch of chicken bones and Colon will be passed out in the corner holding his stomach with grease all over his face.

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    As shittily as this offense has performed I think we need a fat pitcher’s appreciation thread tomorrow.

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

    Win or lose, I’m loving this Noesi performance. Kid looks nice, and composed. Quality stuff.

    • mbonzo

      Besides his lack of control at times, he’s looked better than Nova.

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

        IIRC, most of the scouting reports/comments said Noesi had a higher ceiling than Nova. Better swing-and-miss stuff.

        • mbonzo

          Yup, I thought that Nova had performed better than expected so far. From what I’ve seen and read Noesi actually has impeccable control for his age. His nerves must be affecting him tonight.

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

            Which is understandable.

    • Greg

      just a little more control

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

        Oh, of course. He’s not a finished product.

        Lots of great green shoots there, though.

  • Cy Pettitte

    lol Noesi owns

  • Kevin G.

    Who pitches the 14th?

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Posada.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    You know what. If we had Captain Jack Sparrow managing our team, none of this shit would have happened…

  • Esteban

    Help us Obi Noesi, you’re our only hope.

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

    Noesi’s showing some balls tonight.

    • CMP

      Too many balls. He needs to mix in a few more strikes.

  • jon

    @YankeesWFAN can colon just put on number 62 and come out to pitch the 14th? No one will know the difference

    AHAHAH this made my night

  • Tom Zig

    This game will not end…ever!

  • yankees=warriors

    Next time they have guys like Granderson, Gardner and Nunez at third, they should REALLY try to steal home.
    At least it’ll be entertaining!

  • Xstar7

    I’m loving the effort by Noesi.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Accardo is so bad, they better score already.

  • Greg

    Again the bad offense has led to all of this. It affected Girardi’s decision and it has been bad.

  • mbonzo

    NO BUNT! Just steal the god damn base.

  • jon

    of course more bunting

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    bunting Martin?????

  • Kostas

    You just have to be in mesmerized by the pathetic pulse known as the Yankee’s offense. Apparently, Joe’s book has no rules on what to do with RISP… Just says “Page left blank intentionally”…

  • Greg

    He took the bunt off

  • http://www.danieljfriedman.com DJDan

    This game will never die.

  • Cy Pettitte

    thank you Nunie

  • Mister Delaware

    Is Nunez allowed to take 2B without us trading in an out?

  • jon

    in 13 inning between those 2 teams only mo has given up a run

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

    Nunie with teh wheelz.

  • Reggie C.

    Just one single from getting the lead. You gotta believe its gonna happen.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    They better score and end this shit soon, it’s taking up precious time to watch 24…

  • Ivan

    Come on Jeter, show why your oh so clutch.

  • jon

    how is jeter going to GIDP with a guy on 2nd?

    lets find out

  • Hummingbird S.

    Im ready for more RISPFAIL!

  • Kevin G.

    Funny thing is, I think the Yankees and Sox may have had 9 inning games last longer time wise than this.

    • http://deleted Total Dominication

      Oh, much longer at times.

  • Greg Golson’s Laser Rocket Arm

    Can we have a new thread to preserve our sanity? and also for good luck

    • A Gritty Dude’s Gritty Dude

      I agree…In teh interest of teh sanity

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Steal home. Steal home. Steal home.

  • mbonzo

    Please Grandy man! PLEASE!

  • Reggie C.

    Ugh DJ … still only need a single and the “good” hitters are coming up.

    bring nunez home Grandy!

  • jetrer

    I need a button on my remote that lets me automatically avoid watching Jeter’s futility

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Thank god Grandy is up next. If anyone is going to bring the run in, it’s the Grandyman

    • Hummingbird S.

      so we are not winning

  • Kostas

    Showing he has a sense of humor, Buck Showalter pulls his team off the field except the pitcher, catcher, Jones, and Markakis… Yankees still fail to score.

  • Tom Zig

    1-13 w/RISP. Shocking.

  • JV

    jesus christ this offense is absolutely dreadful!!

  • Kevin G.

    We want a single, just a little single. S-I-N-G-L-E Single, Single, Single.

  • Cy Pettitte

    oh dear lord.

  • Kevin G.

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    • Tom Zig

      1-14 w/RISP will do that to ya.

      I wonder what the record is for biggest RISP fail?

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    This reminds me of this game http://www.baseball-reference......9100.shtml

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Double facepalm.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Of course. I have a feeling the baseball gods just won’t let us have this one

  • Mister Delaware

    This ump is the anti- Joe West.

  • Reggie C.

    I left this game in the 1st inning and came back to it in the 12th. Wow …

    Anyways, here’s hoping Noesi is good for another frame. IS ANYONE available after Noesi?

  • Greg

    As I have been saying. The Offense is the culprit in this game. It led to Griardi’s decision.

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

    This offense couldn’t be any worse. It really couldn’t. Accardo was like the slutty chick at the bar telling you about her new bedspread and yoga class, and the Yankees just kept asking her what kind of work she’s in.

    • Kevin G.

      Sounds like your speaking from experience, Mike. ;)

    • Mister Delaware

      Where’s the guy who does the t-shirts?

    • BigTimeBartolo

      no game whatsoever

  • first time lawng time

    13 hits, 14 innings. 0 ER.

    Offense has to do better than that.

  • Matt

    This is a pathetic performance by the offense. The Orioles had a bullpen ERA over 5.00 going into this game for a reason. They have had an insane number of chances and still can’t get it done.

    If Noesi is the only guy left in the pen, how much longer can he legitimately go? They have had 2 great chances to score on outs and continue to choke. What a shame too, because this guy has really earned a win with how he’s pitched.

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

      Noesi’s a starter by trade, he’s still good to go.

      • Matt

        Yeah that’s true, but I’m not sure if it translates necessarily out of the pen.

        Maybe because of the type of game this is, he’s taking a starter’s mentality out there. He’s also made a lot of high intensity pitches though, and he’s already thrown 55 pitches. He may only be good for 2 or 3 more innings, so they have to get this done soon.

    • Cy Pettitte

      Noesi and Sanit could probably get them through 20+

  • Cy Pettitte

    DICKERSON wooooooooo

  • BigTimeBartolo

    OMG

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

    Hahahahhahaha.

    Calm down, O’s fans. Not yet.

  • Mister Delaware

    Terrible, terrible camera work by the Baltimore feed.

  • Crime Dog

    The yankee players were on their way off the field. Literally. End the game, end the misery.

  • Esteban

    Ohh so sowwy Felix. Better luck next time.

    #NoesiforPresident

    #wheresthebirthcertificate

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

      I wonder if Luke Scott threw some plantain chips on Felix Pie in the dugout to spur him to hit his flyballs 10 feet deeper.

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    I’ve already came to terms with the loss (spent bullpen, offense that can’t hit its way out of a nutsack, and the hometeam always has a bit of an edge in extras) but Noesi

  • JV

    what’s the record for the longest baseball game? In terms of innings

    • Greg

      I remember the Mets Cardinals game last year that went 20 innings.
      But I dont think it was the longest.

    • Tom Zig

      26 innings

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    This is a fun game of baseball.

  • Cy Pettitte

    oooooooooo Adam Jones is fucking mad

  • Esteban

    Noesi .Fuckyea

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

    FISTPUMP MUTHAFUCKA

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Prediction:

    The west coast games will be over before this one is.

  • Xstar7

    Noesi is mowing ‘em down. The Yankees have to get something going now.

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

      Homertime.

  • Cy Pettitte

    another leadoff runner on…..

    score a fucking run

  • Hummingbird S.

    oh boy, lets see how they fail to score now

  • Greg

    Now we know there will be no bunt attempt.

  • Esteban

    Michael Kay is going crazy. That ball was much more ‘looped’ than ‘drilled’

  • BigTimeBartolo

    So how will the yankees screw up the leadoff runner this inning?

    A.) GIDP
    B.) Strikeouts
    C.) Infield Pop-outs

    • mbonzo

      They won’t. Their slump is now over.

    • Mister Delaware

      D.) Reverse balk

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

    There we go, boys.

    Make it count this time.

  • Esteban

    Smoking line drive by Arod
    /Kay’d

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Bunt time!!

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

    GITP?

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

      Upping the ante. Well played, Mauer.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Cano should murder Gonazalez

    • Cy Pettitte

      winner

  • wow

    how long until we run out of baseballs?

  • Reggie C.

    Would like to see Noesi get a crack at the rotation when Freddy Garcia show comes to its messy end.

    Yanks have something good going so far … ugh. I’m starting to hope …

  • Greg

    This is the O’s last reliever.

  • Chairman Mao

    Somebody’s gotta do something. Cano, Dickerson, Gardner. Just one hit!

  • Mister Delaware

    Runz!!!

  • YankeesJunkie

    THANK YOU!

  • Reggie C.

    THANK YOU ROBINSON !!!!

  • Hummingbird S.

    cant believe my eyes!!

  • Esteban

    Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Praise be to Cano!

  • BigTimeBartolo

    THANK YOU ROBBIE! Finally swinging at the first pitch pays off for him

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    RISPWIN!!! FINALLY!!!

  • Chairman Mao

    FINALLY! THAT’S ALL WE NEED!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    What a novel concept. Runs.

  • Greg

    Yahtzee!

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

    TEX-AROD-CANO IS A PERFECTLY FINE 3-4-5. THERE IS NO NEED TO CHANGE IT.

    #shitstarting

    • jetrer

      they finally scored again … no need to start shit now

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    Holy Shit, that’s what an extra base hit looks like.

  • Mister Delaware

    Loved the shot of angry Buck in the dugout. I want it on a t-shirt or as a tattoo.

  • Tom Zig

    Oh thank god.

  • Reggie C.

    OMG.

  • Xstar7

    Thank you Robinson.

  • Cy Pettitte

    shit shit shit please be ok.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    holy shit noooooo, i hope that kid is ok.

  • jon

    wow

  • JV

    WOW!!!

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

    Oh, shit.

    Please be okay, Chris. That looked horrible.

  • Chairman Mao

    Oh Jesus. Hopefully that young man is ok.

  • Esteban

    Holy shit, that looked terrifying.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Yahtzee!

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Someone needs to pay for this. Mike Gonzalez is a piece of fucking shit, had to be tossed.

    I want retaliation in tomorrows game

    • Greg

      The O’s are going to be retaliated by having to use Guthrie, tomorrow’s starter today.

  • Kostas

    fucking bullshit… someone from the orioles needs to get hurt now.

    • Nefarious

      Not tonight, tomorrow well we’ll see.

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

    It’s good that his helmet cracked. Means it took the force, not his head. That was scary.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I seriously can’t beleive they threw Gonzalez out. What kind of dumbass ump would think that was on purpose??

    • jetrer

      it might be. probably not, but I would not be shocked

    • V

      He pitched up and in on purpose. If you can’t control it, don’t throw it. I agree with Tony La Russa in this respect. Hitting players in the head should be ZERO tolerance.

    • Cy Pettitte

      the Orioles always throw at the Yankees, wouldn’t be surprised if it was intentional. Buck is a piece of shit and it flows down through the org.

    • Kostas

      Not on purpose? That was definitely with intent. That was his head all because of a tantrum.

  • Crime Dog

    I doubt Gonzalez threw at Dickerson. I really really doubt it.

    • LI Kevin

      Yes he did.
      he was pissed.
      he’s an ass.

  • Mister Delaware

    I’ve seen the replay 10 times and I can’t figure out how he has a welt on the left side of his face. Scary as hell.

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

      I think the ball hitting the bill jarred the helmet downwards onto Dickerson’s browline.

      • Mister Delaware

        I imagine you’re right but that seems like an impossible angle unless it split.

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

        Yeah, I think he fell on the helmet, so to speak.

  • JV

    glad that piece of shit was ejected

  • V

    There is -no- fucking way this guy can stay in the game. NO fucking way.

  • AJ

    Just because he’d screw his team over doesn’t mean that he wouldn’t do it. Not everyone is a rational thinker. Retaliation is necessary, by jumping Mike in the parking lot.

    • LI Kevin

      This.
      He was pissed.

  • Cy Pettitte

    put Robertson in right

  • Xstar7

    Whoa, shit is going down.

  • Mickey Scheister

    They gotta take him out, okay good!

  • mbonzo

    There is no way he meant to throw at him. I bet the ump said that he’d throw out anyone who threw at a player before the game after the O’s threw at Martin last series.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    CC should pinch run!!!!

  • CBean

    so this means Guthrie’s not available tomorrow

  • Matt

    Huge hit by Cano there, and it would be nice if they could tack on the 3rd run as well.

    Horrible to see that happen to Dickerson. He’s been such a breath of fresh air in there in place of Swisher these last few nights, but I wouldn’t be shocked to see him go on the 7 day DL since he’s only a backup and has to be replaced on the roster with the short bench.

    Don’t think it was intentional, Gonzalez is just wild out there. He was going after him with a first pitch slider, I don’t think he is trying to hit him there as the last pitcher for Baltimore.

    Interesting to see how this might affect tomorrow’s game now that Guthrie is pitching. They may have to push his start back, which could benefit the Yankees with CC going.

  • AJ

    Lmao @ AJ Burnett’s face.

  • YankeesJunkie

    AJ burnett on the base paths could be interesting.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Jeter in the outfield, AJ pinch running? Backstreet boys playing in the background? very interesting…

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

      Nuñez is the one going to the OF.

    • jetrer

      Jeter @ SS. Nunez in the OF

  • wow

    burnett…yes…

  • mbonzo

    Hopefully its good AJ on the bases and no bad AJ.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Use Freddy as the PR morons….

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

    I’m not sure about pinch running AJ when you can just use Nova. There’s a little bit of an investment issue here.

    • forensic

      I would go Robertson personally.

      • MikeD

        My guess is that Girardi has not ruled out the possibility of Robertson pitching if things start to get out of hand. He was stretching earlier when the Yankees had 2nd and 3rd with no one out, indicating Girardi might have brought Robertson in to serve as closer.

    • MikeD

      Had the same thought.

      Maybe he’s concerned that the younger player, Nova, might actually try to do something on a hit ball, where he was more confident AJ would run base to base.

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

      Has Nova ever run the bases before, though? They use DH across the minors… At least AJ has experience from his time in Florida.

  • jetrer

    why would you risk AJ here. Use Garcia

  • Kit

    I come home really late to see Dickerson get beaned in the head and AJ Burnett pinch running…I see this game has been a game of insanity.

  • CBean

    Ok i had given up on watching this game but I have to watch AJ if he gets to run!

  • Xstar7

    A.J. Burnett pinch running? El O fucking El

  • Crime Dog

    Hey guys, this worked perfectly. Not only did they take a 3 run lead, they also knocked tomorrow’s starter out already!

  • Cy Pettitte

    AJ FTW, masterful performance

  • wow

    I’m guessing we won’t have the game recap by midnight?

  • forensic

    Please just make this nice and easy now.

    • forensic

      This team just can’t make anything easy at this point.

  • daddy

    please please please concuss wieters

  • CBean

    Dear Yankees, please end this game. Thanks.

  • Crime Dog

    Why in the world is Robertson warming up. Girardi just wants to go into new territory with a 15th inning dry hump?

  • jetrer

    DRob throwing again. I thought Joe Torre retired.
    /Proctor’d

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

      Shit, man, A.J. Burnett was a pinch runner a second ago. Tomorrow’s scheduled starter for Baltimore just pitched.

      Clearly, both teams are out of players and are forced to do things they don’t want to do.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Here we go.. it cant be easy

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    Smart move getting Nunez some OF reps in spring.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Robertson? oh god. his arm might fall off.

  • mbonzo

    Robertson really?
    119 pitches in the last week? I thought Girardi wasn’t in the business of burning out pitchers.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Come on Hector, just end this shit

  • Mickey Scheister

    This ump is inconsistent.

  • special kid

    its happening again…………

  • Hummingbird S.

    Thank you Snyder!

  • Chip

    Most ridiculous game ever

  • jetrer

    thank you for the free out. Looks like Noesi needs all the help he can get

  • Mister Delaware

    Well … that was certainly fortuitous.

  • Cy Pettitte

    LEAVE ROBERTSON ALONE!

    http://i54.tinypic.com/screwg.jpg

    • Kaz

      LOL!!! EPIC!

  • BigTimeBartolo

    ha ha ha ha ha

  • CBean

    OH THANK GOD

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Wierdest game by the Yankees I’ve ever seen. (Not even close to Mets-Cardinals last year).

  • jon

    i hope this is the game we all look back on that turned the season around

  • Greg

    ITS OVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Esteban

    This is one of the strangest games I’ve ever seen.

    YESSS
    IT’S FINALLY OVER

  • Mickey Scheister

    Yay Noesi!

  • mbonzo

    “Nice win for the Yankees.” I wouldn’t go that far.

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

    Nice win. It’s sweeter when you have to work that hard for it.

  • forensic

    Atta boy Noesi. Just imagine if you had been allowed to pitch sometime before this. Maybe we wouldn’t have had to see so much Carlyle/ayala/other crappy pitchers.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Of course the last out was to the infielder in the outfield. But who fucking cares. THE YANKEES WIN, THEEEEE YAAANEES WINNNNN!!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime dela g

    great job by noesi

  • jetrer

    Thank you Noesi. A little shaky, but he got the job done. Nice job.

    • MikeD

      His first MLB appearance probably should bit have happened in a must-win situation with no one else in the pen. He’s only been on the roster for seven years.

      • MikeD

        *not* have happened in a must-win situation…

    • S

      not pitching in almost 2 weeks will do that to you

  • JV

    noesi to the rotation!

    • mbonzo

      Who should he replace?

  • sangreal

    Can’t wait for the recap on this one

  • Xstar7

    I don’t think I’ll ever forget this game. And the nervous twitch I acquired while watching it probably won’t go away for a week.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    That game was certainly memorable.

  • bonestock94

    That was awesome. I liked Noesi out there, wouldn’t mind seeing him get the next shot at a rotation spot (if need be) over Silva.

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    1,220? How the heck was there not a spillover thread here?

    • Esteban

      Mike’s a lazy dominican blogger