Game 41: Rain in B’more


(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


  1. Pat D says:

    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.

  2. Crime Dog says:

    Boy would I love to see Colon at SS

  3. Phil says:

    Tonights attendence in Baltimore is 86 people.

  4. Is ARod going to get a day off anytime soon?

    • Mickey Scheister says:

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

    • Pat D says:

      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 says:

      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 says:

      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.

  5. Craig says:

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

  6. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  7. Xstar7 says:


    The JohnSterlingBlogSpot is hysterical.

  8. IRF says:

    Over/Under 2 throwing errors for Nunez?

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

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

  9. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    This choir sucks.

  10. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    I like when Britton gets those kinds of ground balls.

  11. A Gritty Dude's Gritty Dude says:

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

  12. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Chris Britton > Zach Britton. Fact.

  13. Cy Pettitte says:

    god dammit

  14. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:


  15. Xstar7 says:

    Fucking double plays

  16. IRF says:

    Get a good look at him boys…

  17. Cy Pettitte says:

    5 pitches 3 outs


  18. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

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

  19. jetrer says:

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

  20. Epy0n says:

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

  21. Mickey Scheister says:

    5 Pitches…at least they got a hit.

  22. Greg says:

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

  23. JobaWockeeZ says:

    I knew I shouldn’t have benched Britton.

  24. Cy Pettitte says:

    nice AB from Jones, lol

  25. Reggie C. says:

    Alright Colon. Finish off Markaikas.

  26. BigTimeBartolo says:

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

  27. BigTimeBartolo says:

    Woooo lets go Bartolo

  28. Xstar7 says:


  29. Epy0n says:

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

  30. JobaWockeeZ says:

    GIDP time?

  31. Greg says:

    Kay might have a point

  32. Monteroisdinero says:

    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.

  33. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Is the thread broken or is nobody saying anything?

  34. BigTimeBartolo says:

    Andruw Jones= useless

    • BklynJT says:

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

    • Monteroisdinero says:

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

    • Esteban says:

      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 says:

        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 =)

  35. Jon A says:

    I guess that’s better than a double play.

  36. IRF says:

    Gotta get that run in

  37. BigTimeBartolo says:

    damn, hardy almost screwed that up haha

  38. Xstar7 says:

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


  39. Mickey Scheister says:

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

  40. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

    • Greg says:

      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 says:

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

      • Ben from Stanford says:

        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.

      • Mike Axisa says:

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

        Finished that for you.

      • Esteban says:

        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 says:

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

          • Esteban says:

            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 says:

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

            • JobaWockeeZ says:

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

              • Esteban says:

                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.

  41. jetrer says:

    My heart skips a beat on every Nunez throw now

  42. Monteroisdinero says:

    Nunez runs well and runs HARD.

    I like.

  43. Karl Krawfid says:

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

  44. Cy Pettitte says:

    I hate you so much Luke Scott

  45. Monteroisdinero says:

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

  46. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Fuck Luke Scott

  47. JohnnyC says:

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

  48. Cy Pettitte says:


  49. swishers fauxhawk says:


  50. BigTimeBartolo says:

    Holy crap! Go Bartolo!!!

  51. Xstar7 says:


  52. Chairman Mao says:

    Quick like a cat! That was awesome.

  53. Rob Thomsen's Chili Farts says:

    Bartolo F’ing Rules

  54. jetrer says:

    el gato

  55. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Cy Colon.

  56. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Bartolo = BEAST!!

  57. Mike Axisa says:

    That was awesomer than any strikeout.

  58. Reggie C. says:

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

  59. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    That…really turned me on?

  60. Esteban says:

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

  61. V says:

    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?

  62. Rob says:

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

  63. IRF says:

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

  64. BigTimeBartolo says:

    Lol Jeter with the 4 foot dribbler

  65. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

  66. T-Dubs says:

    A reminder for those who missed it yesterday:

    A new design has been added to the RAB Store ( For those of you who hate all those f’n bunts!

  67. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

  68. mike c says:

    colon for ROY

  69. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

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

  70. IRF says:

    He’s back!

  71. V says:

    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.

  72. Chairman Mao says:

    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.

  73. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:


  74. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  75. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:


  76. swishers fauxhawk says:

    A-Rod with the wheelz.

  77. Mike Axisa says:

    That should please the “manufacture runs” crowd.

  78. V says:

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

  79. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

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

  80. V says:

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

  81. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    OMG Nunez with the perfect throw.

  82. jetrer says:

    what’s up with all the accurate throws Nunez

  83. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Nunez throwing scares the bajeezus out of me.

  84. Cy Pettitte says:

    Colon averaging <10 pitches per inning

  85. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    38 pitches through 4 innings. Bonerrrrrr.

  86. Xstar7 says:

    Colon is having a very good start so far.

  87. Chairman Mao says:

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

  88. BigTimeBartolo says:

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

    • Xstar7 says:

      His 2,000th hit was.

    • jdp says:

      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 says:

      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.

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

  90. BigTimeBartolo says:

    If only we had captain jack sparrow on our team…

  91. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:


  92. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Bartolo. Straight up #FILTH.

  93. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Dealer has 21.

  94. jetrer says:


  95. Cy Pettitte says:

    oh my

    I can’t even say I’m surprised anymore

  96. Mike Axisa says:

    Heart you, Bartolo.

  97. 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

  98. Corporate Scum says:

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

  99. Monteroisdinero says:

    Pitch fast, throw strikes, good things follow.

    /Bob Gibson

  100. mike c says:

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


  102. Stratman9652 says:

    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 says:

      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.

  103. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Fail, Alex.

  104. Erica says:

    ERRRRRRRRR, A-Rod. Shoooooulda stopped at first.

  105. Mike Axisa says:

    Not Alex’s finest moment.

  106. Cy Pettitte says:

    fail. at least he hit it hard.

  107. jetrer says:

    wtf was that Arod

  108. Kevin G. says:

    Derp Alex, just derp.

  109. BigTimeBartolo says:

    Lulz, nice try Alex

  110. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:


  111. Kevin G. says:

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

  113. mike c says:

    I don’t think the hip is bothering him

  114. nedro says:

    Woulda been out @ Y.S.

  115. BigTimeBartolo says:

    Cano crushed that, long ass single

  116. Esteban says:

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

  117. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

  118. Nova Glova says:


  119. Corporate Scum says:

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

  120. jetrer says:

    I like these quick outs

  121. Cy Pettitte says:

    Phil Hughes? who?

  122. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Bartolo is the greatest Yankee that ever lived.

  123. Xstar7 says:

    Big Bad Bartolo

  124. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Cy Bartolo

  125. nedro says:

    Holy Crap. 6?!

  126. jdp says:

    Anybody who ridiculed Cash for signing Colon ready to apologize?

  127. Greg says:

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

    • DCBX says:

      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?

  128. swishers fauxhawk says:

    6 innings played in an hour and a half.

  129. Corporate Scum says:

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

  130. Monteroisdinero says:

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

  131. swishers fauxhawk says:

    I’ll have what Bartolo’s having.

  132. jdp says:

    Colon has a lower ERA than Cliff Lee.

  133. mbonzo says:

    Cliff Lee who?

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  134. Griffey's Grotequely Swollen Jaw says:

    it’s the stem cells.

  135. Monteroisdinero says:

    Bunt time!

  136. Xstar7 says:

    Happy Birthday to the straw that stirs the drink.

  137. jdp says:

    Gardner should try to steal?
    Nunez should bunt?

  138. Nick says:


  139. Greg says:

    Steal then bunt

  140. swishers fauxhawk says:

    I’d trust Nunez bunting over Nunez swinging.

  141. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Shoulda sent Bartolo up to hit a HR…

  142. Jon A says:

    The bunt works! Omg

  143. Monteroisdinero says:

    Noony-gritty Girardi kind of guy.

  144. hogsmog says:

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

  145. Greg says:

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

  146. Xstar7 says:

    That bunt really made a difference in that inning.

  147. Greg says:

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

  148. hogsmog says:

    I love Joe Girardi.

  149. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

    I deserve to lose.

  150. BigTimeBartolo says:

    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…

  151. dkidd says:

    ruh roh

  152. Avi says:

    Derek Jeter: The most overpaid player in baseball.

  153. jdp says:

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

  154. Xstar7 says:

    Please don’t blow up here Colon.

  155. Mojo says:

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

  156. Karl Krawfid says:

    Really Swish?

  157. BigTimeBartolo says:

    God dammit swisher you freaking clown

  158. jetrer says:

    Is Swisher drunk??

  159. Cy Pettitte says:

    Swisher is drunk

  160. wow says:

    really, swisher???

  161. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Are you kidding, Swisher?

  162. 101010 says:

    Swisher has been drinking.

  163. mike c says:

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

  164. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  165. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    That better not fucking let the Orioles tie the game

  166. The209 says:

    The Yanks: my new favorite national league team

  167. mbonzo says:

    Nunez with that stellar arm.

  168. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Nunez go fuck yourself.

  169. Cy Pettitte says:

    Jesus christ Nunez…..almost got fucked there

  170. first time lawng time says:

    Defense OMG.

  171. thank you mark for saving another awful through by eduardo

  172. swishers fauxhawk says:

    There’s Nunez at work.

  173. Xstar7 says:

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

  174. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Thank Mo for Tex…

  175. BigTimeBartolo says:

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

  176. mike c says:


  177. Karl Krawfid says:

    LOL Nunez.

  178. cjc says:

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

  179. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Bart is a pro.

  180. Xstar7 says:

    Bartolo is mind-bottling.

  181. jetrer says:

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

  182. Kostas says:

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

    “Who would have thunk”…. sterling’d

  183. Cy Pettitte says:

    Bartolo doesn’t need your stinkin’ insurance runs

  184. Rob says:

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

  185. adam says:

    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.

  186. Will (the other one) says:

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

  187. Zooboy says:

    Was Nunez that bad at throwing in the minors?

  188. cjc says:

    look at that pitch count Greg Madddux eat your heart out

  189. Corporate Scum says:

    Not even Yankee Defense™ can stop Bartolo!

  190. BigTimeBartolo says:

    Bartolo for the shutout!!

  191. DCBX says:

    68P/7IP = How it’s done, son

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

    • Monteroisdinero says:

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

      /easier seen than done

  192. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Out-of-town update:

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

  193. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:


  194. Bob Stone says:

    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 says:

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

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

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

    • mike c says:

      well, he has been eating more

    • DCBX says:

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

      The stem cells, OTOH….

    • Greg says:

      They already looked into that. Its the stem cells

    • mbonzo says:

      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.

  195. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  196. Karl Krawfid says:

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

  197. Monteroisdinero says:

    Showalter gets thrown out of this game.

  198. Cy Pettitte says:

    wooooooooow this is amazing

  199. swishers fauxhawk says:

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

  200. BigTimeBartolo says:

    This is fucking amazing.


  201. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Those O’s are jealous of Bartolo.


  203. Stratman9652 says:

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

  204. DCBX says:

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

    Love me some big Bart!

  205. Cy Pettitte says:

    that 96 riding in on Reynolds just wow

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

  207. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Oh my that was dirty.

  208. girardi better frickin’ not take bart out

  209. nedro says:

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

  210. Greg says:

    That walk costs him the chance at a complete game

  211. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Reynolds should’ve been out after strike 5

  212. Manny says:

    I <3 Colon

  213. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Where did that miss you blind piece of shit?

  214. Exact same pitch for Mo’s sake.

  215. JobaWockeeZ says:

    This defense is atrocious.

  216. Cy Pettitte says:

    wow…….come on Colon.

  217. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Yep, there’s Cervelli.

  218. Kostas says:

    Oh boy…. here we go.

  219. Karl Krawfid says:

    Dammit Cervelli

  220. Mickey Scheister says:

    97… Stem Cells for Hughes?

  221. BigTimeBartolo says:

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

  222. nedro says:

    God DAMMIT!!!

  223. Slugger27 says:

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

  224. Cy Pettitte says:


    strikes out the side

  225. 101010 says:

    hahahahaha…bye Ardino.

  226. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Holy shit Bartolo…


  228. Karl Krawfid says:

    Big pitchin’ throwin’ heat.

  229. BigTimeBartolo says:


  230. mike c says:


  231. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Bartolo is “El Guapo.”

  232. Avi says:

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

  233. Greg says:

    Let see if Girardi has the cajones

  234. jetrer says:

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

  235. Stratman9652 says:

    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.

  236. Xstar7 says:


  237. Mike Axisa says:

    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.

  238. Corporate Scum says:

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

  239. Chairman Mao says:

    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.

  240. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Bartolo broke RAB

  241. nedro says:

    C’mon, insurance!

  242. BigTimeBartolo says:

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

  243. jetrer says:

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

  244. Cy Pettitte says:

    Mo warming up…..hmmmmmm

  245. nedro says:

    Mo is up. Dammit. He’s only @ 90!


  247. Zooboy says:

    Getting rather stormy here just south of B’more…

  248. jetrer says:

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

  249. 101010 says:

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

  250. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

  251. CMP says:

    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.

  252. Monteroisdinero says:

    Time to pinch hit Dickerson for Swish.

    /becoming sadder every day.

  253. CMP says:

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

  254. swishers fauxhawk says:

    I will cry if we lose this game.

    Big, ugly, man tears.

  255. nedro says:

    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…

  256. Cy Pettitte says:

    someone make a gif of Curtis please, lmao

  257. Cy Pettitte says:

    ohhhhhh BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Joe you suck

  258. nedro says:

    Looks like Bart’s done.


  260. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  261. Mike Axisa says:

    Oh come on, send him back out.

  262. Jon A says:

    It’s gonna be mo.

  263. Chairman Mao says:

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

  264. Karl Krawfid says:

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

  265. 28 this year says:

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

  266. Slugger27 says:

    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.

  267. Monteroisdinero says:

    The binder DOES NOT BEND!!!!!

  268. BigTimeBartolo says:

    OMG Girardi you are a moron I FUCKING HATE YOU

  269. Pasqua says:

    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.

  270. Jeff Karstens, Male Model says:

    Boooooooooooooooooooooooooo Joe.

  271. Jimmy says:

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

  272. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Meh, whatever. Just get the win.

  273. Greg says:

    Do you question the might of Rivera over Colon?

  274. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

  275. Cy Pettitte says:

    Colon is fucking hilarious

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

  276. Avi says:

    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.

  277. Xstar7 says:

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

  278. Mickey Scheister says:


  279. JobaWockeeZ says:

    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 says:

      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?

  280. Monteroisdinero says:

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

  281. DCBX says:

    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.

  282. mbonzo says:

    Pretty silly to put Mo in when Bartolo was cruising.

  283. JobaWockeeZ says:


  284. Cy Pettitte says:

    you can’t be serious.


  286. CMP says:

    Holy Shit, this one is gonna hurt like hell.

  287. Chairman Mao says:

    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 says:

      you people are insane, its mariano.

    • Kiko Jones says:

      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.

  288. DCBX says:

    oh helllllll no.

  289. Jeff Karstens, Male Model says:

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

  290. Monteroisdinero says:


  291. Kostas says:

    tense times….

  292. Mickey Scheister says:

    Christ, Jesuz variety.

  293. IRF says:

    What the fuck

  294. 101010 says:

    fuck this shit

  295. Cy Pettitte says:


  296. JobaWockeeZ says:


  297. DCBX says:


  298. Pasqua says:

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

  299. Karl Krawfid says:


  300. BigTimeBartolo says:

    you’ve gotta be FUCKING kidding me.

  301. Chairman Mao says:

    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!

  302. Stratman9652 says:

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

    /Sorta joking

  303. Ben from Stanford says:

    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.)

  304. Kostas says:

    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!

  305. Corporate Scum says:

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


    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!!

  307. Yankefan91 Arod Fan says:

    Girardi is unbelievable

  308. Karl Krawfid says:

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

  309. Erica says:

    I feel bad for Bartolo. Exquisite game from him.

  310. CMP says:

    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.

  311. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

  312. mikeg says:

    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

  313. Stratman9652 says:

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

  314. Greg says:

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

  315. Kostas says:

    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.

  316. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Count me in on the blame Girardi train tonight.

  317. Chairman Mao says:

    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.

  318. Rob Thomsen's Chili Farts says:

    Core Four = Shit

    • Jerome S. says:

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

      • Rob Thomsen's Chili Farts says:

        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).

  319. BigTimeBartolo says:

    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

  320. Corporate Scum says:

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

  321. Greg says:

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

  322. Monteroisdinero says:

    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!

  323. jetrer says:

    any chance Jeter actually does something clutch here

  324. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  325. Karl Krawfid says:

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

    • A Gritty Dude's Gritty Dude says:

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

  326. Greg says:

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

    • mbonzo says:

      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.

    • kunaldo says:

      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 says:

      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 says:

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

  327. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  328. Bob Stone says:

    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 says:

      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.

  329. Tom Zig says:

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

  330. Chairman Mao says:

    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.

  331. Jeff Karstens, Male Model says:

    Oh yeah, it’s Ayala time!

  332. Karl Krawfid says:

    This team is just bad right now.

  333. Kostas says:

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

  334. CMP says:

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

  335. Monteroisdinero says:

    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.

  336. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Jeter whiffs on an 88 mph junkball.

  337. will says:

    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.

  338. Fritz says:

    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 says:

      Totally agree.

    • Kiko Jones says:

      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 says:

        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.)

  339. Sheepmeister says:

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

  340. Pasqua says:

    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 says:


    • Matt says:

      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 says:

        Perfectly said, Matt.

      • Pasqua says:

        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 says:

          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 says:

            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 says:

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

              • CMP says:

                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 says:

                  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.

  341. IRF says:

    This is just too frustrating

  342. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Mo actin’ like Brian Fuentes and shit.

  343. nedro says:

    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.

  344. Cy Pettitte says:

    goodnight folks, put this one on the right side

  345. Fritz says:

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

    • swishers fauxhawk says:


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

    • Chairman Mao says:

      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 says:

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

      • Kiko Jones says:

        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 says:


    • JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  346. Chairman Mao says:

    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 says:

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

    • jetrer says:

      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.

    • 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?


      • CMP says:

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

      • Matt says:

        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.

      • CMP says:

        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 says:

        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

  347. JV says:

    good job girardi fucking twit

  348. BigTimeBartolo says:

    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.

  349. Cy Pettitte says:

    Alex could have been destroyed

  350. Kostas says:

    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.

  351. A Gritty Dude's Gritty Dude says:

    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.

  352. Ari G says:

    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.

  353. wow says:

    soft underbelly?

  354. Simon says:

    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 says:

      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.

  355. mbonzo says:

    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 says:

      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.

  356. Jeff Karstens, Male Model says:

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

  357. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Teixera’s been really good.

  358. cjc says:

    these guys couldn’t hit a fucking beach ball disgraceful

  359. Mojo says:

    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.

  360. mbonzo says:

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

  361. first time lawng time says:

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


    • 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.

  362. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

  363. Kostas says:

    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.


  364. Mickey Scheister says:

    At least Robbie saw three pitches that AB.

  365. Xstar7 says:

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

  366. Greg says:

    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.

  367. BigTimeBartolo says:

    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

  368. forensic says:

    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 says:

      And if Colon blows it?

      • forensic says:

        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 says:

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

      • forensic says:

        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.

  369. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  370. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

    • Rob Thomsen's Chili Farts says:

      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 says:

      Yeah it hasn’t been stellar as of late.

  371. wow says:

    this is just painful to watch

  372. jetrer says:

    thanks for the free out

  373. first time lawng time says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

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

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

      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 says:

        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.

  374. mbonzo says:

    Is Noesi even on the roster?

  375. Greg says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

      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 says:

        So what? It’s Mariano Rivera.

        • DCBX says:

          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 says:

            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 says:

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

    • forensic says:

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

  376. cjc says:

    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)

  377. Kostas says:

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

  378. CMP says:

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

  379. Cy Pettitte says:

    ARod what the fuck?

  380. BigTimeBartolo says:

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

  381. Esteban says:

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

  382. Karl Krawfid says:

    The team is just embarrassing.

    Everyone on it.

  383. Zooboy says:

    The defense is more offensive than the offense.

  384. Mickey Scheister says:

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

    • jon says:

      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

  385. BigTimeBartolo says:

    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…

  386. Chairman Mao says:

    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 says:

      Isn’t Mo pretty bad with runner on base?

    • jetrer says:

      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 says:

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

    • Pasqua says:

      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 says:

        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?

  387. Jeff Karstens, Male Model says:


  388. JV says:

    game over

  389. Matt says:

    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 says:

      Joe Girardi is a robot incapable of abstract thought.

    • Greg says:

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

    • mbonzo says:

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

    • jon says:

      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 says:

      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.

    • … 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 says:

        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.

        • 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 says:

            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 says:

        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.

  390. Mickey Scheister says:


  391. Kostas says:

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

    • Rob Thomsen's Chili Farts says:

      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 says:

        Also…because he has a mullet.

      • jon says:

        your tin foil hats showing

      • Kostas says:

        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 .

      • 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 says:

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

  392. Cy Pettitte says:


  393. BigTimeBartolo says:

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

  394. Yogi-man says:

    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 says:

      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?

  395. Cy Pettitte says:

    Boone says fuck the haters

  396. Mike Axisa says:

    Good grief, this game won’t ever end.

  397. I’m sooooo happy!!!!!

  398. Mickey Scheister says:

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

  399. Crime Dog says:

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

  400. JV says:

    wow logan just turned into the lefty robertson :)

  401. have Bartolo PH says:

    that is all.

  402. Xstar7 says:

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

  403. DCBX says:

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


  404. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Any flash of offense would be great here.

  405. Cy Pettitte says:


  406. Kostas says:

    Wow! Orioles going all Yankees offense like. Ouch.

  407. Yogi-man says:

    Girardi is a knuckle head…plain & simple.

  408. Mike Axisa says:

    Here comes the bunt to preemptively kill the rally.

  409. mbonzo says:

    I endorse that bunt.

  410. Esteban says:

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

  411. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    uggh bunts…

  412. why? Nunez is next!!!!!

  413. why? Nunez is next!!!!!

  414. BigTimeBartolo says:


    cyborg Girardi, must follow TEH BINDER

    • Avi Atkin says:

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


  415. Cy Pettitte says:

    Captain Clutch please

  416. mbonzo says:

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

  417. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Pass the baton to Babe Nunez

  418. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Can Jeter do anything clutch?

  419. DCBX says:

    I <3 infield hits from catchers.

  420. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Please God, Jeter. Please.

  421. Chairman Mao says:

    Now would be time for a patented Jeter single.

  422. Oh captain, my captain.

  423. mbonzo says:

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

  424. Kostas says:

    Noesi sighting?

  425. wow says:

    take one for the team Cap’n.

  426. Cy Pettitte says:


  427. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Oh look, Jeter doesn’t come through again.

  428. Greg says:


  429. cjc says:

    he so terrible just so terrible

  430. jetrer says:

    Captain Predictable

  431. Kostas says:

    Scoreboard looks like computer code.

  432. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  433. Xstar7 says:

    Captain Unclutch

  434. forensic says:

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

  435. JV says:

    wow come on jete…fail

  436. BigTimeBartolo says:

    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!

  437. King George says:

    No pressure at all on Noesi. UGH.

  438. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    oh look ITS NOESI!!!

    • BklynJT says:

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

  439. DizzyD says:

    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…

  440. Cy Pettitte says:

    lol they make THIS Noesi’s debut?

  441. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    oh look ITS NOESI!!!

    also hopefully the orioles hit rookies like the yankees do.

  442. mbonzo says:

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

  443. jon says:

    lol JJ wished that hit him

  444. Jeff Karstens, Male Model says:

    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.

  445. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Noesi into the SSS HOF

  446. Avi says:

    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 says:

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

  447. Avi Atkin says:

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

  448. Pasqua says:

    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 says:

      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

  449. mbonzo says:

    Kay says No-Way-”C”

    I always said No-”S”-”C”

  450. King George says:

    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.

  451. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Wow Joe maybe Noesi isn’t an instafail option.

  452. BigTimeBartolo says:

    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

  453. JV says:

    damn noesi bringing the heat
    nice debut

  454. An actual high end pitching prospect!!!

  455. Karl Krawfid says:

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


  456. swishers fauxhawk says:

    +1 for Mario Brothers music.

  457. Cy Pettitte says:

    Ground ball to Nunez who will throw it back to NYS

  458. DCBX says:

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

  459. cjc says:

    this is the game

  460. Esteban says:

    Noesi getting squeezed much?

  461. cjc says:

    really now you’re just squeezing the kid what ever

  462. first time lawng time says:

    Jfiuheyhccv that was a strike!!!

  463. jon says:

    make up call a little too late ump

  464. JobaWockeeZ says:

    This ump is high.

  465. BigTimeBartolo says:

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

  466. DCBX says:

    oh sweet chocolate Jesus. c’mon Hector…

  467. Cy Pettitte says:

    Noesi is a WIZARD

  468. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Time for the 5 pitch inning.

  469. Erica says:


  470. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    god what an inning lol

  471. Tom Zig says:

    There we go!

  472. Stratman9652 says:

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

  473. Kostas says:

    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.

  474. mbonzo says:

    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.

  475. JV says:

    good job hector!!

  476. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

  477. jon says:

    alright 3 best hitters lets get to this scrub

  478. Mister Delaware says:

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

  479. Cy Pettitte says:


  480. Esteban says:

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

    /What Orioles fans are saying.

  481. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Time for Tex to bunt!

  482. BigTimeBartolo says:

    Love the grandyman

  483. jon says:

    please no bunting

    steal the base

  484. Mike Myers says:

    we are going to have to get 2 this inning…

  485. CMP says:

    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.

  486. Mike Myers says:

    damn…that was a hanger

  487. whozat says:

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

  488. mbonzo says:

    At least he’s consistent with the strike zone.

  489. BigTimeBartolo says:

    Teix getting lucky with the calls.

  490. Mister Delaware says:

    Bunt Teix to 2B!

  491. Mark Teixeira is a good hitter with men on base.


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

  493. jon says:

    come on wild pitch

  494. Joltin' Joe says:

    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

  495. first time lawng time says:

    Steal home!!!!!!!!

    Suicide bunt!!!!!!!!

    Small bawl!!!!!!!!

  496. swishers fauxhawk says:

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

  497. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  498. special kid says:

    its happening again….

  499. Mister Delaware says:


  500. Cy Pettitte says:

    Dickerson True Yankee moment

  501. Mike Axisa says:

    Chris Dickerson is about to become a True Yankee™.

  502. Hummingbird S. says:

    I just cant believe they wont find a way to score

  503. Chairman Mao says:

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

  504. mbonzo says:

    Lets go Gardner!

  505. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Good grief.

  506. Cy Pettitte says:

    Gardner will walk in the run

  507. Esteban says:

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

  508. jon says:

    god please walk him

  509. mbonzo says:

    Calling it now. RBI Walk.

  510. Cy Pettitte says:


  511. Mike Axisa says:

    This offense is pathetic.

  512. mbonzo says:

    What a terrible slump.

  513. Chairman Mao says:

    And that’s the ballgame. Fucking pathetic.

  514. jon says:

    classic yankees

  515. Ivan says:

    Of course

  516. swishers fauxhawk says:

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

  517. jetrer says:

    fucking pathetic awfulness

  518. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  519. JV says:

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

  520. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

  521. special kid says:

    it happened again

  522. Greg says:

    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.

  523. first time lawng time says:

    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

  524. Lincoln Hawk says:

    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

  525. Matt says:

    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 says:

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

      • Matt says:

        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 says:

          Look at where Pitch FX had that pitch. STRIKE

          • Matt says:

            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 says:

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

      • Matt says:

        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.

  526. Zooboy says:

    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 says:

      kevin long is a genius

      • Avi Atkin says:

        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.

  527. Xstar7 says:

    RISP fail FTL

  528. BigTimeBartolo says:

    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?

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

  530. Hummingbird S. says:

    Now the game is over..

  531. paulc says:

    g’night. pitiful. pathetic. game over.

  532. Kevin G. says:

    The Yankees don’t deserve to win this game…

    but neither do the Orioles. So lolwhatevs

  533. A-Rod's Wingman says:

    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…

  534. Greg says:

    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.

  535. BigTimeBartolo says:

    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 says:

      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.

  536. A-Rod's Wingman says:

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

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

  538. Cy Pettitte says:

    lol Noesi owns

  539. Kevin G. says:

    Who pitches the 14th?

  540. BigTimeBartolo says:

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

  541. Esteban says:

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

  542. Mike Axisa says:

    Noesi’s showing some balls tonight.

  543. jon says:

    @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

  544. Tom Zig says:

    This game will not end…ever!

  545. yankees=warriors says:

    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!

  546. Xstar7 says:

    I’m loving the effort by Noesi.

  547. Cy Pettitte says:

    Accardo is so bad, they better score already.

  548. Greg says:

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

  549. mbonzo says:

    NO BUNT! Just steal the god damn base.

  550. jon says:

    of course more bunting

  551. Kostas says:

    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”…

  552. Greg says:

    He took the bunt off

  553. DJDan says:

    This game will never die.

  554. Cy Pettitte says:

    thank you Nunie

  555. Mister Delaware says:

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

  556. jon says:

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

  557. Reggie C. says:

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

  558. BigTimeBartolo says:

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

  559. Ivan says:

    Come on Jeter, show why your oh so clutch.

  560. jon says:

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

    lets find out

  561. Hummingbird S. says:

    Im ready for more RISPFAIL!

  562. Kevin G. says:

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

  563. Greg Golson's Laser Rocket Arm says:

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

  564. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Steal home. Steal home. Steal home.

  565. mbonzo says:

    Please Grandy man! PLEASE!

  566. Reggie C. says:

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

    bring nunez home Grandy!

  567. jetrer says:

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

  568. BigTimeBartolo says:

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

  569. Kostas says:

    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.

  570. Tom Zig says:

    1-13 w/RISP. Shocking.

  571. JV says:

    jesus christ this offense is absolutely dreadful!!

  572. Kevin G. says:

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

  573. Cy Pettitte says:

    oh dear lord.

  574. Kevin G. says:

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  575. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    This reminds me of this game

  576. BigTimeBartolo says:

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

  577. Mister Delaware says:

    This ump is the anti- Joe West.

  578. Reggie C. says:

    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?

  579. Greg says:

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

  580. Mike Axisa says:

    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.

  581. first time lawng time says:

    13 hits, 14 innings. 0 ER.

    Offense has to do better than that.

  582. Matt says:

    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.

  583. Cy Pettitte says:

    DICKERSON wooooooooo

  584. BigTimeBartolo says:


  585. Mister Delaware says:

    Terrible, terrible camera work by the Baltimore feed.

  586. Crime Dog says:

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

  587. Esteban says:

    Ohh so sowwy Felix. Better luck next time.



  588. A-Rod's Wingman says:

    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

  589. JV says:

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

  590. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    This is a fun game of baseball.

  591. Cy Pettitte says:

    oooooooooo Adam Jones is fucking mad

  592. Esteban says:

    Noesi .Fuckyea

  593. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:


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

  594. Xstar7 says:

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

  595. Cy Pettitte says:

    another leadoff runner on…..

    score a fucking run

  596. Hummingbird S. says:

    oh boy, lets see how they fail to score now

  597. Greg says:

    Now we know there will be no bunt attempt.

  598. Esteban says:

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

  599. BigTimeBartolo says:

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

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

  600. Esteban says:

    Smoking line drive by Arod

  601. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Bunt time!!

  602. Cy Pettitte says:

    Cano should murder Gonazalez

  603. wow says:

    how long until we run out of baseballs?

  604. Reggie C. says:

    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 …

  605. Greg says:

    This is the O’s last reliever.

  606. Chairman Mao says:

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

  607. Mister Delaware says:


  608. YankeesJunkie says:


  609. Reggie C. says:


  610. Hummingbird S. says:

    cant believe my eyes!!

  611. Esteban says:

    Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Praise be to Cano!

  612. BigTimeBartolo says:

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

  613. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:


  614. Chairman Mao says:


  615. JobaWockeeZ says:

    What a novel concept. Runs.

  616. Greg says:




  618. A-Rod's Wingman says:

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

  619. Mister Delaware says:

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

  620. Tom Zig says:

    Oh thank god.

  621. Reggie C. says:


  622. Xstar7 says:

    Thank you Robinson.

  623. Cy Pettitte says:

    shit shit shit please be ok.

  624. BigTimeBartolo says:

    holy shit noooooo, i hope that kid is ok.

  625. Oh, shit.

    Please be okay, Chris. That looked horrible.

  626. Chairman Mao says:

    Oh Jesus. Hopefully that young man is ok.

  627. Esteban says:

    Holy shit, that looked terrifying.

  628. YankeesJunkie says:


  629. BigTimeBartolo says:

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

    I want retaliation in tomorrows game

  630. Kostas says:

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

  631. Mike Axisa says:

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

  632. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

    • jetrer says:

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

    • V says:

      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 says:

      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 says:

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

  633. Crime Dog says:

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

  634. Mister Delaware says:

    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.

  635. JV says:

    glad that piece of shit was ejected

  636. V says:

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

  637. AJ says:

    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.

  638. Cy Pettitte says:

    put Robertson in right

  639. Xstar7 says:

    Whoa, shit is going down.

  640. Mickey Scheister says:

    They gotta take him out, okay good!

  641. mbonzo says:

    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.

  642. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    CC should pinch run!!!!

  643. CBean says:

    so this means Guthrie’s not available tomorrow

  644. Matt says:

    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.

  645. AJ says:

    Lmao @ AJ Burnett’s face.

  646. YankeesJunkie says:

    AJ burnett on the base paths could be interesting.

  647. BigTimeBartolo says:

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

  648. wow says:


  649. mbonzo says:

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

  650. Cy Pettitte says:

    Use Freddy as the PR morons….

  651. Mike Axisa says:

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

  652. jetrer says:

    why would you risk AJ here. Use Garcia

  653. Kit says:

    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.

  654. CBean says:

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

  655. Xstar7 says:

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

  656. Crime Dog says:

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

  657. Cy Pettitte says:

    AJ FTW, masterful performance

  658. wow says:

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

  659. forensic says:

    Please just make this nice and easy now.

  660. daddy says:

    please please please concuss wieters

  661. CBean says:

    Dear Yankees, please end this game. Thanks.

  662. Crime Dog says:

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

  663. jetrer says:

    DRob throwing again. I thought Joe Torre retired.

  664. Hummingbird S. says:

    Here we go.. it cant be easy

  665. Stratman9652 says:

    Smart move getting Nunez some OF reps in spring.

  666. Cy Pettitte says:

    Robertson? oh god. his arm might fall off.

  667. mbonzo says:

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

  668. BigTimeBartolo says:

    Come on Hector, just end this shit

  669. Mickey Scheister says:

    This ump is inconsistent.

  670. special kid says:

    its happening again…………

  671. Hummingbird S. says:

    Thank you Snyder!

  672. Chip says:

    Most ridiculous game ever

  673. jetrer says:

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

  674. Mister Delaware says:

    Well … that was certainly fortuitous.

  675. Cy Pettitte says:


  676. BigTimeBartolo says:

    ha ha ha ha ha

  677. CBean says:


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

  679. jon says:

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

  680. Greg says:

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

  681. Esteban says:

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


  682. Mickey Scheister says:

    Yay Noesi!

  683. mbonzo says:

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

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

  685. forensic says:

    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.

  686. Of course the last out was to the infielder in the outfield. But who fucking cares. THE YANKEES WIN, THEEEEE YAAANEES WINNNNN!!!!!!

  687. dela g says:

    great job by noesi

  688. jetrer says:

    Thank you Noesi. A little shaky, but he got the job done. Nice job.

  689. JV says:

    noesi to the rotation!

  690. sangreal says:

    Can’t wait for the recap on this one

  691. Xstar7 says:

    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.

  692. swishers fauxhawk says:

    That game was certainly memorable.

  693. bonestock94 says:

    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.

  694. Carl says:

    1,220? How the heck was there not a spillover thread here?

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