May
19

Game 42: Posada at 1B

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Eye on the ball, Jorge. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

With Eric Chavez on the shelf and Mark Teixeira in need of some rest, Jorge Posada is starting at first base for the first time since 2008. He has 15 career starts at the position in his career, though eight of them came way back in 2000. Jorge worked out a bunch at first this spring, but it’s still going to be a big defensive step down for the Yankees. Such is life. Here’s the starting nine…

Derek Jeter, SS
Curtis Granderson, CF
Mark Teixeira, DH
Alex Rodriguez, 3B
Robinson Cano, 2B
Russell Martin, C – surprised he’s back in there, he didn’t really get yesterday off
Jorge Posada, 1B
Nick Swisher, RF
Brett Gardner, LF

CC Sabathia, SP – I sure hope he’s ready to eat some serious innings

You can watch tonight’s game on YES locally or MLB Network nationally when it begins shortly after 7pm ET. Enjoy.

Update: We are officially in a delay. No word on a start time yet, but use this as an open thread in the meantime.

Update Part Deux: The game is expected to begin at 7:50pm ET.

Categories : Game Threads
  • king of fruitless hypotheticals

    I’m going to cut Agon as my 1B as soon as Jorge qualifies…can’t wait!

  • first time lawng time

    Is Bergeson a Yankee killer, or can we expect an ass beating?

  • Xstar7

    Jorge Posada at 1B, and using an old Tino Martinez glove? Looks like the weirdness from last nights game is carrying over into today.

    • A-Rod’s Wingman

      Maybe they’ll do something crazy this time and get hits with runners in scoring position.

  • MikeD

    So Dickerson has a splitting headache and didn’t sleep last night, but is supposedly fine? Those were the exact same symptons Posada described when he was hit in the head last September, which the Yankees eventually revealed was a concussion, and later tests confirmed had some neurological impact, even if temporary.

    • MikeD

      From the Bergen Record on Posada’s concussion last September:

      Although a CAT scan revealed no bleeding in the brain, the Yankees nevertheless had Posada undergo a comprehensive memory test. The computerized program, called ImPACT, was designed at the University of Pittsburgh concussion center. It runs for 15-18 minutes, measuring attention, memory, processing speed and reaction time.

      Some NHL and NFL football teams use ImPACT, but it’s universally employed in the big leagues, including umpires. Players are tested in spring training for baseline readings, then tested again after any incident that might involve a head injury – a collision at home plate, for instance, or crashing into an outfield wall, or in Posada’s case, a direct hit from a foul tip.

      Posada said the test results were “not good” after the September incident. In fact, his results were subpar in two of the three tests he took in 2010. Does this mean Posada is at risk for brain damage? No one knows for sure, but the data is troubling.

      …Researchers say the key to protecting oneself is not getting that first concussion. Once that threshold has been crossed, the brain is more susceptible to the biochemical changes that account for dizziness and nausea in the short term, and possibly dementia down the road.

  • The BIG 3

    Now that is a reasonable response.

    Yankees: “Jorge, how can we hit you up in the order if you’re hitting like shit?”

    Jorge: “I need time to acclimate myself to the DH role, as I’m not used to sitting on the bench all game. I was fine last year while catching, and that was only 8 months ago. What do you think, that I lost it that fast or that I’m having a difficult time sitting as DH?”

    Yankees: “Well, you’ve done so well for this town and team, what if we were to put you at 1B every now and again. Would that help?”

    Jorge: “Thanks. It’s better than sitting”

  • Lily

    outta curiosity, are the yankees the only team to not throw a shutout this season?

  • BigBlueAL

    This is the first time since Saturday all the regulars are playing vs a RHP and Posada is batting 7th followed by Swish and Gardner.

    What was the point of hitting Posada 9th that day??

    • Chairman Mao

      To put him in his place. Jeter’s day is soon approaching.

    • jetrer

      Team was struggling and Girardi was probably just trying to shake things up.

  • Chairman Mao

    Hopefully CC can get the first 2 outs in the 1st inning so he can just drill Markakis in the back as retaliation for Dickerson. It has to happen at some point so it’d be nice to get it over with in the 1st. Umpire will warn both benches and we’ll resume as normal.

    • Lily

      i’d rather we wait till we have a good enough lead, then drill someone

    • Pat D

      CC isn’t the type of guy who hits people in retaliation.

      • Xstar7

        He intentionally plunked Vincente Padilla in retaliation against the Dodgers last year.

        • 101010

          The situation was a lot different though. With Padilla you had a guy with a long history of beaning guys intentionally. Then he goes and hits Tex. In that case CC threw at the guy who threw at his player. In the case of Markakis, he wasn’t the one who hit Martin and he wasn’t the one who hit Dickerson. I’m ok with pitchers throwing at other pitchers like what happened with Padilla, but there is no sense throwing at an innocent player and potentially injuring them.

          Although I do remember (hopefully accurately) CC hitting Pedoria after that game where Beckett was wild and hit Jeter and Cano. Would have been quite the comedy to see Pedroia charge CC.

          • CS Yankee

            If “Laser” charged CC his head would bounce off of CC’s gut causing a severe neck injury from the whiplash.

            One would think half-a-man would know this and just opt to stay gritty and take his base.

      • Yanks27rings

        So untrue… Lemme recap:

        June (maybe July?) series at LA Dodgers.

        Padilla plunks Cano in the BACK.

        Padilla comes up to bat. CC’s pitching. Padilla gets a pitch in the knee. The end!

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Uhm what? Someone got plunked and hi retaliated against Kurt Suzuki once and I’m sure that was against the wishes of Girardi.

        CC is exactly the type of pitcher who retaliates.

      • Pat D

        My bad, totally forgot about that.

        But I don’t think he’ll hit someone tonight because of last night or the prior series.

      • zzzzz

        CC also plunked pedoria on purpose. i was foaming at the mouth expecting him to plunk youkilis that game but he tagged pedoria instead. big huge CC tossing a fastball at little pedoria. classic.

    • pat

      Yes, and then he won’t be able to pitch inside all game for fear of getting ejected if one accidentally gets away. Great idea.

    • Greg Golson’s Laser Rocket Arm

      Wow, talk about calling it on the dot

  • Guest

    Total runs scored tonight or total shots missed by Dirk: which is the higher number?

  • JerryNYG

    Am I wrong in thinking that we get into these beanball wars with the Orioles far more than other teams? I remember some ugliness right near the beginning of the season in a series with the O’s. Am I crazy?

  • outsider

    the yankees should give a chanse to wilkin arias the lhp from AA they need lhp help, does anybody knows anything about him.

    • Thomas Cassidy

      Yeah, he sucks.

  • Guest

    I think CC retaliates to let the new guy know that they respect him and he’s a part of the team, but…

    I don’t think there is anyway Gonzalez threw at Dickerson on purpose. Seems kinda weird to retaliate — on purpose — for an HBP that was clearly not intentional.

    But I guess all bets are off when you hit someone in the head.

    • CS Yankee

      Good points…let’s get up by 5 & plunk one of their bats that was just promoted from AAA, except we’ll hit ‘em in the belly.

  • first time lawng time

    How long is the rain delay. Any word? I’m on gameday.

    • jetrer

      they just said it should be about 20 more minutes

  • outsider

    why the yankees dont give a chance to wilkins arias the LHP from AA, they only have loogan in pen why not try him out.

    • CS Yankee

      …or the Sisco kid.

  • CS Yankee

    Couldn’t we wait for Posada at 1B for the Mets series?

    • Dale Mohorcic

      Might as well see if he can do it now.

      • CS Yankee

        But the O’s are a MLB team, whereas the Mets are an AAA-AAAA team.

        • Dale Mohorcic

          Not sure that’s accurate:

          O’s: 19-22, 164 RS, 188 RA -24 diff
          Mutts: 21-22, 178 RS, 179 RA, -1 diff.

  • Mike HC

    This Kim Jones interview with Joba and Robertson is absolutely great.

    • Cy Pettitte

      does anyone know where I can see a vid of Robertson pitching in college? I’m intrigued now about his style.

    • jetrer

      I wanna see the DRob college windup they were talking about.

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    So allegedly the tarp is coming off.

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    Why not put Swisher it 1B, DH Posada, and put Andruw in RF?

    • jetrer

      Rather have Tex in the lineup than Andruw.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        Jason Giambi has 2 HRs and 5 RBIs today

  • Cy Pettitte

    the who?

  • nedro

    They’re easier on the eyes than the ears…

    • Mike HC

      haha

  • Mike HC

    That albino red head is quite striking.

  • MikeD

    Tonight’s final score: 2-1 Yankees in 17 innings.

    • MikeD

      …and after the first three batters, this final score in extra-innings is now impossible.

  • Cy Pettitte

    xbh for Jeter, wow

  • MikeD

    Wow, an old-style Jeter hit. Very heart-warming. : -)

  • jetrer

    I guess the weirdness is continuing from last night.

  • nedro

    Holy shit, a lead-off 2-bagger!!!

  • Xstar7

    Didn’t see that coming.

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

    Yay Jetes.

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

    Yay Curtis.

  • Rob

    Jeter’s got an edge!!!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    RISPFAIL is a thing of the past.

  • nedro

    Back 2 Back XBH!!!!!

  • Karl Krawfid

    Grandy baby

  • Greg

    It took them teo batters to score 1 run

  • Cy Pettitte

    Grandy = beast

  • Xstar7

    Damn. They’re teeing-off on Bergesen already.

  • Greg

    They’ve already scored as many runs as they did last night

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

      Uh, what? Four > two.

      • Greg

        I forgot they scored the two extra.

  • jetrer

    Time for the Kay right way to play baseball lecture.

  • Ken M

    nice start!

  • jetrer

    horrible call

  • Karl Krawfid

    God that was so far outside

  • Cy Pettitte

    wow, not cool.

  • jetrer

    definitely needs to be retaliation now

  • Chairman Mao

    Now CC really needs to hit one of theirs.

    • 101010

      I’d rather see him eat one. Maybe Bartolo can help.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Easily on purpose. EJECT BERGESEN!!!

  • Pat D

    Not watching since I’m at work. Where did Cano get hit?

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Right around the hamstring area

  • MikeD

    Showalter trying to get the Yankees to retaliate in the hopes of getting CC thrown out of the game.

    Being serious.

    • Greg

      They would issue warnings first.

      • jetrer

        not always. Umpires are frequently dumbasses

      • MikeD

        I guess. Did they last night before Gonzalez was tossed? Umpire can pretty much do what he wants to do.

        • Greg

          The reason he got thrown out was because he got him in the head and it was just after giving up the big hit

          • MikeD

            Still highly unusual. In fact, I can’t remember the last time I’ve saw that where there were no warnings issued, no player had been hit in teh game, and the circumstances make it pretty obvious he didn’t intentionally throw at him.

            I’m sure it’s happened, and I’ve probably seen it, but cna’t remember it.

            My point is I don’t put anything past Showalter. After what he saw last night, he might try it to see what happens.

            He also might have been thinking the Yankees will retaliate for Dickeson (and Martin the previous time), and knowing the possibilty that the umpire might immediately issue warnings, he went for first blood.

            Or it was just accident, although I don’t believe it was in this case.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        No warnings were issued last night

  • jetrer

    ARods “Strikeout” what a joke

    http://www.brooksbaseball.net/.....type=3.gif

    • BigBlueAL

      I came here hoping someone posted this showing how outside that pitch was because just by the naked eye it sure as hell looked like a ball.

      • The Big City of Dreams

        Francesa: It looked like a strike to me

  • Cy Pettitte

    this fucker is all over the place

  • Xstar7

    Bases loaded for Swisher? Oh boy.

    • Greg

      Oh yes

    • Xstar7

      That’ll do Swish

  • Cy Pettitte

    lol Pie, thank god Swish finally did something!

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

    Swish!

  • nedro

    bases loaded. here’s where they rispfail….or not!!!!!

    SWISH!!!!!

  • Karl Krawfid

    Yay

  • jetrer

    sweet Swish

  • BigBlueAL

    Posada flying around the bases!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    also, a big “fuck you” to Buck

  • Chairman Mao

    Nice rip by Swisher. Good to see him go the other way.

  • 101010

    Nice slide, Jorge.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    And we’ve exceeded last nights run total in 0.2 innings!

  • MikeD

    Chris whatawhat?

    • nedro

      Jakubauskas, I think?

      • MikeD

        Yeah, what you said.

  • Greg

    Mike,

    Now I can use my previous statment about the run total

  • nedro

    WOW. Pen warming in the top of the 1st???

  • Ken M

    I am loving this!!!

  • Karl Krawfid

    Just seen my first nasty factor 100 on gameday.

  • Rich B

    Chris Jackovasaurus warming up

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Cliff Lee just pinch hit in Philly. They are really desperate for offense!

    • Xstar7

      Those youngsters will be alright.

    • Cy Pettitte

      this needs an explanation, lol.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Good thing the Yankees didn’t hit any homeruns. They would have totally killed that rally.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Love it, the offense coming back. Feels good!

    • Xstar7

      Don’t get too excited. Bergesen is awful.

      • MikeD

        True, but when teams are slumping they don’t hit the horrible pitchers either, which is why they’re slumping. Five runs int he first inning is a good thing, and A-Rod and I think Gardner shouldn’t have been called out on strikes.

  • http://facebook.com/andrewjcalagna Drew

    I know its the first inning but looks like this one is over.

    FATALITY

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMCtwA-Me08

  • Xstar7

    I can’t wait until someone hits a grounder to Posada.

  • jon

    lol opps

  • Greg

    They issued warnings

  • 101010

    hahaha

  • Chairman Mao

    There it is. I knew it was coming. Good work CC. Now we can resume play.

    • Greg Golson’s Laser Rocket Arm

      yea, solid job of calling it

  • jetrer

    nice CC, very nice

  • Cy Pettitte

    nice.

  • MikeD

    It was an accident, come on. :-)

  • Xstar7

    Wow, who predicted that CC would get the first two men out then hit Nick Markakis?

  • Greg

    This better not lead to runs.

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    God that was fucking stupid.

  • BigBlueAL

    Too bad for Markakis the ball slipped out of CC’s hand.

  • Cy Pettitte

    CC – 1
    Orioles – 0

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

      Actually, it’s more like…

      CC: 1
      Orioles: -5

  • Xstar7

    There you go CC, there you go.

  • Greg

    Now its a moot point

  • MikeD

    I shouldn’t be, but when balls are hit to Cano now I get tense. He’s only made three official errors, but he’s missed quite a few other plays. We’ve seen him go through lapses in the past, but it’s been few years.

  • lower case j

    Kenny’s comment right after the HBP was classic. “Nicely set up with that curve ball.”

  • Sheepmeister

    This strikezone is already annoying

    http://www.brooksbaseball.net/.....evDate=519

  • Cy Pettitte

    in the next 6 games 2 are on My9 and 1 is on Fox, awesome.

    not.

    • MikeD

      My9 is fine. It’s the same broadcast team, and they still do the postgame show.

      Fox or ESPN = bad.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        I’m really surprised that Sunday’s game isn’t an ESPN game. Then again I guess they wanted to do a game at Citi Field as well.

        • Chairman Mao

          I was too until I saw Cubs-Red Sox. Those two teams don’t meet very often and they have big fan bases so it’s understandable.

      • JerryNYG

        Problem with My9 is the picture looks like shit.

        • nedro

          I’m in central NY, and TWC has no my9 in HD.

          Sucktaaaastic….

          • JerryNYG

            Yup. I live in northern NY and we don’t even get My9. We get the Yankees raw feed on channel 1027. The picture and audio are terrible. Better than nothing, of course, but I still hate it. I bought an LCD big screen and a home theater set up SPECIFICALLY for baseball and football.

            • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

              Same boat, some of the my9 game are broadcast on NBC (wstm) out of Syracuse, but most of the time they consider Access Hollywood more important. I didn’t know about the raw feed channel I’ll have to check that out.

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

          The audio is messed up as well.

      • nedro

        Love it when the final out is made and it cuts straight to “Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader.”

        Actually I don’t…

  • Greg

    Im afraid that the offense has already gone back into remission

  • Avi Atkin

    Hopefully it’s smooth sailing from here. I hope Girardi pulls Martin after his third at-bat. Russell has exerted himself plenty so far, I hope the Yankees can limit his mileage so he can continue produce come October and in years ahead.

  • Cy Pettitte

    ok, just get through 5 ASAP please

  • Xstar7

    I really hope this doesn’t end up like that Rangers game where they jumped out to a 7-0 lead but got rained out before they could get the whole 5 innings in.

  • Guest

    The Giambino has three homeruns in three at bats.

    • Cy Pettitte

      drove in all 7 runs

      one man wrecking crew

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      He’s produced as many runs in 5 innings than the Yankees have all night

  • Kostas

    I see that Cano was hit and then CC hit Markakis. Intentional and retaliation? Were both benches warned?

    Nice to see the offense spot CC 5 runs but they need to keep hitting, since Swish’s double that is 7 in a row retired fairly easily.

  • Guest

    First pitch swings.

  • Guest

    Swish, this is not a part of the plan.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    The rain out rule should be based on the team that has more fans in the stands.

  • Cy Pettitte

    just hack away and make some outs

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

    Make some outs fellas, get these five innings in.

  • Cy Pettitte

    god, now all these morons wanna get hot and score 15 runs

    but nice hitting BG

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

    Outs damn you, outs! Not hits, make outs!

  • Greg

    I think are going to force this one in because they already have two rainouts with this team and there is no place to put this game

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    Jeter…look at that power!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Jeter TWO XBHs lol

    but seriously, JUST MAKE OUTS

  • DCBX

    AWESOME!

  • Xstar7

    Back to Back triples? I like it.

  • YanksFan in MA

    Baltimore broadcasters said it is supposed to go in and out. Rain will not stop this game from being completed.

  • Hall and Nokes

    Jeter cycle tonight. Has a 45-year old ever hit for the cycle?

  • first time lawng time

    Okay, let’s hurry up and make this game official.

    That would be unfortunate if the game was called.

  • first time lawng time

    Guys, I think they should bunt here.

  • Kostas

    Watching Verlander… The ONLY thing that would make him better would be Pinstripes.

  • Greg

    Mike Boddicker

    • BigBlueAL

      I think its Mike Flanagan.

      • Greg

        Well, I got the first name right

        • tom

          Actually, I think it’s Steve Stone, 1980

        • Greg

          Oopsie. Just looked it up. The O’s went back to back in Cy Youngs.

          • BigBlueAL

            Damn, Flanagan was Cy Young in 1979.

  • Guest

    3 triples and 2 doubles. No singles. No HRs.

    I wonder how many times a team had at least five hits in a game and had more triples than any other kind of hit. I imagine that it would be weird.

  • first time lawng time

    Lol anyone notice that there are so many more comments when the Yankees are losing?

    • Bob Stone

      Definitely

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      The Yankees never were “losing” (trailing) last night and there were 1,100+ comments.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Chea!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Tex message to Buck: “hey, fuck you.”

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    text message

  • Xstar7

    Teix Message

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    All I can say is this game better not get called. Also XBH FTW!!!

  • Guest

    Sterling thought that was out from the crack of the bat.

    A lot of guys stats want this game to be official.

  • Greg

    Looks like the rain has let up a bit

  • Kostas

    have to think it is about time CC got some run support. Now pitch the shutout.

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    Beckett just got pulled with only 83 pitches. he was cruising….

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      They wanted to give Bard and Papelbum the best chance to blow the game.

    • V

      Blister.

      • Foghorn Leghorn

        its got to be something….no way they planned on going to fat ass Albers

  • Rookie

    With a concussion, it’s always better safe than sorry. As I understand it, if someone with an unhealed concussion reinjures it before it heals, it can become chronic and devastating to the player’s performance, his career, and the quality of the rest of his life. And the insidious thing is that you might never know that the concussion was the culprit.

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    Giambi had three jacks tonight? must be back on the juice

    • 101010

      Not juice. Stem cells.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      and then he was called out on a pitch ridiculously outside in his next AB.

  • Cy Pettitte

    @TBrownYahoo: Millwood has agreed to a minor-league deal with Red Sox.

    el oh el

    can’t wait to face him (assuming he gets to the majors)

  • JobaWockeeZ

    I missed the plunking. What happened? A pitch on the numbers and the umps warned everyone?

    So much for he won’t hit anyone.

  • Rob

    man, these no stress games are awesome. i really hope there are no rain (or lightning) delays

  • Greg

    First single they’ve hit tonight

  • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime dela g

    great job tonight for the offense. fun stuff

  • DCBX

    lulz

  • http://www.facebook.com/cecala Joseph Cecala

    That fat guy behind the plate is annoying

    • Foghorn Leghorn

      Colon is umping?

  • Cy Pettitte

    lol this is hilarious

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    To: Ken Singleton
    1- Don’t compare a legit #2-3 starter prospect with this shitty guy.
    2-Define “fairly effective”

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    babip regression ftw

  • Hall and Nokes

    Worst stall tactic I’ve ever seen.

  • Guest

    This one is going to get called after 5. Closest thing to a MLB mercy rule.

  • Cy Pettitte

    get those seeds out of your mouth Alex

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    That had to be on purpose Michael.

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    the tigers have a player named “Dinks”…that’s rough…middle school must’ve been horrible for that dude.

    • pat

      Haha that’s until it became evident he was a mlb quality baseball player. I bet life got pretty good after that.

    • http://deleted Total Dominication

      Thousands of poor boys every year are named Dick. It can be much worse.

  • pat

    Lets hope this isn’t Texas all over again.

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

      ?

      • pat

        Rungasm followed up by two weeks of sucking.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    It speaks to the type of game it is where the bases are loaded with 0 outs, you don’t score any of those runners, but it doesn’t feel frustrating in the least.

  • boogie down

    What pitch was just thrown to Grandy? Gameday labeled it “Unknown” and had it about 2.5 feet above the strike zone.

    • Foghorn Leghorn

      Gyroball?

  • Xstar7

    RISP fail

  • Guest

    RISP Fai –, ah nevermind.

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    this half inning is like a playoff game. get ‘er done, CC!

  • 101010

    I’m loving those Met ERAs

  • Cy Pettitte

    RA Dickey against Freddy Garcia – the first MLB game where neither pitcher will hit 89?

  • Rob

    nick swisher playing an impressive rf

  • Kostas

    Nice!!!! Miguel Cabrera with a “fuck you” Daniel Bard.

    • Foghorn Leghorn

      closer of the future my ass! Papelbon is going to walk and the sox are going to miss him badly.

      • Kostas

        put in perspective, they would take 42 yr old Mo Rivera over both.

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    damn…Bard just gave up back to back to Boesch and Cabrera!

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    What a throw.

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    ballgame over? yankees win…

  • Greg

    But once again CC hasn’t really shown the dominance.

    • Sheepmeister

      really, 9.0 K/9, no walks, 3 hits, 14.5 pitchers per inning. What dominance are you looking for?

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

      I hope you’re joking. Three baserunners in five innings with five strikeouts?

      • Greg

        The stats and what I see visually are different. On paper it’s dominance, but it doesn’t really look dominant.

    • Cy Pettitte

      are we watching the same game?

      • Greg

        He just doesn’t look dominant. His pitch count is a little higher. Maybe efficient is the better word

        • V

          Greg, I mean this with all kindness, but your eyes are fucking stupid.

          • Greg

            Look at that last inning. THe stats show no scores but he gave up 2 long hits that would have been 2 doubles if Gurrerro had legs.

            • V

              Cool story, bro. Look at this inning. Two dominant strikeouts.

              Even perfect games have hard hit balls. It happens. This is flat out domination, d00d.

  • Xstar7

    Daniel Bard just have up a two run game tying home run to Miguel Cabrera.

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

      Wasn’t two run, Boesch and Cabrera went back to back.

      • King George

        You tell him, Mike.

      • Xstar7

        Whoops

    • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

      Cabrera’s first HR of the month. (About damn time)

      /fantasyowner’d

  • Rob

    did the red sox sign millwood?

    • Kostas

      Yep.. Dice K’s replacement

      • Rob

        I hope the yanks get to face him

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Why do they keep showing us a drowning butterfly?

    • http://deleted Total Dominication

      yay it lived

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    Walman is pining about how wet balls are hard to handle….

  • Cy Pettitte

    Kay keeping it real in regards to standings in May

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Kay being really smart.

  • Cy Pettitte

    yay Jorge

  • Xstar7

    JORGE STRIKES BACK!

  • Kostas

    While we all agree he is past his prime, love seeing Posada start hitting. Hope it continues as part of his big Fuck you to Levine and Brothers Steinbrenner.

    • http://deleted Total Dominication

      What did they do?

      • JohnnyC

        Gave him a 4 year contract for $50 million at the age of 35. How disrespectful. Geez.

  • Mickey Scheister

    It’s so good to see a rout after this past week!

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    7 straight 1′s on the top half of the linescore.

  • Cy Pettitte

    hahaha Vlad that was horrible

    just embarrassing

  • King George

    For those who care:

    WEEI just reported that Beckett left the game with neck pain and soreness, so much so that he couldn’t turn to his head to the left and wound up being forced to leave the game with 83 pitches thrown.

    Interesting.

    • Cy Pettitte

      so now the Sox are down to 2/5 starters?

    • JD

      Thanks I was trying to find info on that

    • Foghorn Leghorn

      its cold and rainy so perhaps he was just stiff.

      i don’t wish injury on anyone…but I hate beckett with every fiber of my being.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Papschmear is gonna blow this

  • Mickey Scheister

    Curtis Granderson is toolsy. That is all.

  • Mike Myers

    papelbon looks like he is about to blow it

    • Foghorn Leghorn

      bases full and one out…c’mon papeldouche…

  • Mike Myers

    i hate that face paps makes before he pitches…makes me want to murder kittens

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Boesch and Cabrera due up with the bases loaded and 1 out. Come on guys.

  • http://bleacherreport.com/users/486240-arad-markowitz Mantle28

    I love these types of games.

  • Mike Myers

    i love how everyone has given up watching our game and is rooting against stinktown. true sportsmanship we have. F PapelDouche

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    alright Miggie…let’s get it on here you fat dough faced sonofabitch

    • Mike Myers

      its swollen drunk face

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Come on Miggy.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Cmon Miggy!!

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Damnit Detroit.

  • Cy Pettitte

    wow fucking Miggy makes Papeldouche the hero

  • Mike Myers

    NOOOOO….damn u miggy drunk face

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    damn it!

  • Kostas

    Fucking Cabrera k’s with bases juiced… How can that fatso not hit a Papelbon fastball?

  • http://facebook.com/andrewjcalagna Drew

    What an awful season finale of The Office. They didn’t even pick a new manager

    • Cy Pettitte

      NO SPOILERS

    • Justin

      agree

    • jetrer

      clffhanger

  • Xstar7

    The Tigers have RISP Fail fever.

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    Miggy with the obvious Red Sox bias.

  • Greg

    We should have at least put the Red Sox in a bigger hole then they are now. We wasted their bad start. Not to bury them but to put them in a very difficult hole.

    • V

      d00d. Shut.The.Fuck.Up.

      Please.

      • Greg

        Why? It’s my honest opinion.

        • V

          And my honest opinion is that you’re an imbecile.

          • Greg

            And my honest opinion is that you’re a coward for explaining yourself.

            • Greg

              not explaining yourself

            • V

              Cool story, bro.

        • Esteban

          They could never have put them in a very difficult hole at this point of the season, unless the Yankees were going to be a historically great team. No lead on May 19th is insurmountable.

          • Greg

            I used to say bury them, but I have accepted that they weren’t out of it. But still 8+ games out would have put more pressure on them to succeed and it would have them using up a lot of energy.

  • Kostas

    Who is a bigger douche? Papelbon or Valverde

    • King George

      Pap smear.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Miguel Cabrera

    • Foghorn Leghorn

      that’s easy..Papelbon by a landslide..he’s the biggest doutchebag in sports

    • DCBX

      Papelbon, no doubt.

  • MikeD

    He’s a Diety. Get with it, guys.

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    i can’t even think of the red sox player i hate the most…i hate all of them equally.

  • Xstar7

    CC is mowing the Orioles down.

    • Foghorn Leghorn

      like a box of Cap’n Crunch

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    sox are going to win it..damn it!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Al Albuquerque is gonna blow it

  • V

    Of course… I bench Ortiz because he’s facing Verlander. He goes 3/4 with an HR.

    Meanwhile, the guys I play go 0/3 (Werth), 2/5 (Granderson), 0/4 (Bourn), 0/4 (Joyce) and 0/1 so far (J.Upton).

    Every.Single.Day. the guy I bench because of matchups does better than most of the guys I play ;-)

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

    Maybe we should hit Russ Martin in the two hole.

    Gardner LF
    Martin C
    Teixeira 1B
    Rodriguez 3B
    Cano 2B
    Granderson CF
    Swisher RF
    Posada DH
    Jeter SS

    This lineup looks good. Anyone agree/disagree?

    • V

      I prefer it because Martin’s a better OBP guy than Granderson, but Girardi doesn’t seem to care about OBP.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Granderson is clearly the hottest hitter. Giving him more plate appearances isn’t a bad thing.

    • jetrer

      Granderson has been their most productive hitter this year. I would not want to drop him and get him fewer plate appearances.

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

      Leave Granderson in the two hole and get him as many at-bats as possible. 30 points of OBP or 130 points of SLG?

      • V

        But that SLG is pretty useless when he’s starting innings because Jeter ends the previous inning. I’d much prefer to see that SLG used with men on base.

        • jetrer

          That’s an argument to drop Jeter, not Granderson.

  • V

    Damn. Just missed it. I might pick Posada up in my league if he shows another couple good days. C’s been an awful position for me this year; Posada–Arencibia–Ramos–Iannetta.

  • Kostas

    what a play to get one out in the BOS/DET game…

  • Cy Pettitte

    Ellsbury lol

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Way to get an out there DET

  • 28 this year

    Can someone explain what just happened on Lowrie’s ball? I got gameday up and it makes no sense what happened.

    • jetrer

      Pop up dropped in shallow left field. Runners had to hold in case it was caught. LF picked up the ball and threw home for force out at plate.

      • 28 this year

        thanks

  • Cy Pettitte

    fucking Carl Crawford

  • Kostas

    Carl Crawford… still sucks and was overpaid.

  • MikeD

    For a guy who is having a horrible year, Crawford keeps coming up in gift spots to drive in the winning run this year.

    • Foghorn Leghorn

      that’s at least his third time.

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    crawford earning that $20MM..

  • BigTimeBartolo

    I’ve only been following the game on gamecast, why did Jones PH for Arod?

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

      probably just rest

    • CBean

      lots and lots of runs. give our old players a break.

  • Greg

    Great. And now Crawford is starting to hit. Start the media campaign.

  • Cy Pettitte

    CC CGSO or do you go to Mo?

    • jetrer

      Sanit

    • DCBX

      CC. Definitely CC. Best chance we’re going to see for a while to give *everyone* the night off.

      • jetrer

        really don’t care if Sanit gets night off or not. He’s expendable. No need to push CC with 11 run lead. Save the bullets.

  • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime dela g

    Let ZZ pitch the entire game

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Good joke.

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    I’ll take a Red Sox win for a Beckett injury every day of the week.

    • Foghorn Leghorn

      the reports are that Beckett has a shorn Vagina

      • DCBX

        I laughed.

  • Esteban

    Is Joe gonna let CC finish? Meh, doesn’t bother me either way.

    • Chairman Mao

      No, he’s over 100. That’s gonna be it.

    • CMP

      He’ll probably bring in Mariano for the 9th. That’s his inning to pitch after all.

  • mike c

    LOL at bartolo throwing sunflower seeds in nova’s face

  • mike_h

    damn, was hoping we didnt have to crack into the bullpen, either way I’ll take CC with 8 IP and a 11-0 win!!!

    way to go offense!!!!

  • FIPster Doofus

    Whammy!

  • jetrer

    Nunez!!

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    LOL Eduardo

  • Cy Pettitte

    Nunie’d

  • swishers fauxhawk

    …Nunez?

  • DCBX

    I know! Let Swish pitch the 9th.

    • Cy Pettitte

      this would make my year

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    So I wasn’t really paying attention, and I thought Grandy had gotten my fantasy team more points. I was disappointed.

    • CBean

      ditto.

  • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime dela g

    lol eduardo nunez homer???

    fuck yes

  • 101010

    “his throwing arm”

    what?

  • DCBX

    BOOM goes the dynamite.

  • MikeD

    Clearly, this means he’ll make a two-run throwing error in the bottom of the 9th.

    • jetrer

      well obviously

  • Xstar7

    Holy Shit Eduardo

  • Cy Pettitte

    all star infield

  • CBean

    I’d grown attached to the shutout.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Damn, we’re gonna lose this shutout.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Sanit will be gone tomorrow

  • Xstar7

    Sanit is going to ruin the shutout

  • Cy Pettitte

    booooooooooooooooo no shutout

  • MikeD

    Robertson warming up?

    • CBean

      No. No. Don’t do that to him.

      • MikeD

        He might be stretching. : -)

  • jetrer

    ugh

  • Rob

    It would be pretty difficult to make this game interesting, at least sanit is trying.

  • jetrer

    Sanit’s bus ticket to Scranton is being purchased as we speak

    • MikeD

      Just thinking the same thing. He won’t be of use for a couple games, he’s suckin’ right now, so he’ll be replaced by the start of tomorrow night’s game.

    • Jorge

      Who cares, really? This isn’t the kind of guy you lose sleep over. As a Cuban, I can tell you that “Amaury Sanit” directly translates into “Buddy Carlyle.”

      And they just won. Left side.

      • MikeD

        Buddy Carlyle’s family would like to speak with you.

  • Lily

    yankees still dont have a shutout! i really wanted a shutout.

    • MikeD

      We could have had back-to-back ones, although unknown what Bartolo would have done last night, or CC tonight, if left in.

      My guess is if Roy Halladay was on the Yankees the last two years, he’s have maybe one complete game. Maybe.

  • Xstar7

    Neftali Feliz just blew a save in Kansas City.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    You have got to be kidding.

  • jetrer

    this is getting painful to watch

  • Jorge

    Can Michael Kay shut up about going to the bullpen? Sanit has about five more runs to give up before I even get the bullpen started. Really, Sanit. You’re not giving up 14 runs this inning.

  • jetrer

    one more out…just one more out… PLEASE

  • CBean

    Is Ayala available?

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Good.

  • Xstar7

    Ugh, we just can’t ever have a clean, crisp win can we?

    • Xstar7

      They won though and that’s what matters. Now let’s go show those Mets why we’re in charge.

  • Lily

    i was just gonna complain about them not able to play a clean game….but GAME OVER!!!!

  • klemy

    If you’re reading this, I hate you Michael Kay.