May
21

Game 44: But can they hit?

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So last night didn’t go according to plan, but at least the Yankees (Freddy Garcia, specifically) pitched well. In fact, New York pitchers have held the opponents to two runs or less over the last four games, and over the last eight games they’ve keep the other team to an average of 3.5 runs per game. That’s plenty good enough to win, the offense just has to do their part. Let’s hope a right-heavy lineup against the southpaw Chris Capuano does the trick…

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

A.J. Burnett, SP

Hate these Saturday night games, especially since this one is on FOX. Sigh. Try to enjoy.

Roster Move: Lance Pendleton has been recalled from Triple-A Scranton and Amaury Sanit was sent back down. Is carrying two long relievers really necessary? Another one inning, strikeout guy for the sixth and seventh innings would be cool.

Reminder: Ben’s going to be at the Delta Dugout tomorrow, click the link for all the details.

Categories : Game Threads
  • Benk

    See Soriano told us it’s the offense

    • first time lawng time

      What?

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Soriano bitched about the offense not hitting.

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

          He didn’t bitch, he just stated it as fact.

          • JobaWockeeZ

            Oh really? I read a tweet that said “Sorinao complains about offense.”

            …Yeah I should have checked up on it.

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

              He was asked if it bothers him to not be pitching during the losing streak, and he said something like…

              “My role is the eighth inning with a lead, and the offense hasn’t been playing well. No it doesn’t bother me because they haven’t given me a reason to pitch.”

          • first time lawng time

            Lol I think it’s refreshing to see some honesty from a player.

            I find it pretty funny.

            • http://www.twitter.com/deanezag Zack

              Can we get it from a player who hasn’t sucked all year and is on the DL?

  • Xstar7

    I. Hate. Fox games.

    • Dale Mohorcic

      Since they are always blacked out in LA I really hate them.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Should’ve kept: Javy Vazquez

    Can you believe that moron Cashman let him walk? Levine should have gone over his head and signed him to a big multi-year contract.

    • The Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin’ mothafucka, mothafucka!)

      Should of kept… Should of.

    • CMP

      Jokes about Javy aren’t gonna be so funny a few years from now if Vizcaino lives up to his potential.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Hell jokes aren’t funny about Javy now. 10 million dollars for a negative WAR?

        Boone Logan is actually the centerpiece for the Yanks which is a joke in itself.

  • first time lawng time

    I’m hoping that the game vs Bal was a sign of good things to come and last night was just a matter of the knuckleballer.

    Optimism, people.

  • CMP

    I hope they score some runs tonight.

    Another loss to the Mets and that AAA lineup of theirs would be too much to bear, especially at home.

    • first time lawng time

      Kind of reminds me of that series vs Pawtuckett last season.

  • first time lawng time

    Lol I was reading comments on some nomaas post and there were people making fun of people on RAB.

    So stupid. If you’re going to impersonate a commenter/author from one blog site on another blog site, then you should probably get a life.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Fuck Fox. I can’t even watch this game because they’re showing the A’s and Giants out on the west coast. Oh well… I guess anything is better than listening to Joe Buck and Tim Mccarver. So in that case, thank you Fox!

  • Esteban

    Should of won last night.

  • first time lawng time

    Kim Jones on Francesa…you know, she seems like she knows what she’s talking about.

  • Nick

    This sucks FOX is playing the Red Sox game where i live and its not on Extra innings so i cant watch the game!!

  • Angryankee

    Is it me or does it sound like buck doesn’t even care anymore?

    • FIPster Doofus

      He actually has some sort of vocal cord virus. That’s why he sounds so dull these days.

      • Pat D

        He still doesn’t care, though.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        Justin fucking Turner

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      He doesn’t

  • Cy Pettitte

    those Red Sox throwback jerseys are ridiculous

    • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

      those Red Sox throwback jerseys are ridiculous

      FTFY

  • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

    FUCK YOU FOX. Fuck you to hell.

    Why the hell would I want to watch the Cubs and the Red Sox in Florida? Thanks for ruining my day, assholes.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Are you kidding me????

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        I’m getting the Yanks feed.

    • Angryankee

      Thank god for MLB ticket!

  • first time lawng time

    Is there a reason why Fox has pre game stuff on and not the Yankees?

    Info on my TV says Yankees vs Mets.

    Anyone else experiencing this?

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

      The game hasn’t started yet.

      • first time lawng time

        Yeah. It’s just I saw people talking about Buck and I hadn’t seen him yet, so I figured they were seeing him talking.

        My bad.

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    That pre-game segment was terrible. Of course they had to start it by talking about the contracts…

  • Xstar7

    Whatever happened to the old Fox baseball theme? I liked it a lot better than what they have on now.

  • first time lawng time

    So is the Mets’ pitcher a certified Yankees killer or should we see some offense?

  • Chairman Mao

    We really need a new right fielder. Guy can’t hit and can’t even field anymore.

  • mike c

    swisher has been slipping in the outfield all year, somebody get him some new cleats

  • Cy Pettitte

    ok, had enough of this game already. lol

  • Kevin G.

    Nice start -_-

  • Cuso

    And it starts early…

  • Pastadivingswisher

    Swisher off the juice

  • first time lawng time

    I just discovered this button on my clicker that changes the TV to Spanish simulcastast or whatever and since there is no simulcast available, I get to hear the sounds of the park.

    Pretty cool.

  • Pastadivingswisher

    Burnett is such a friggin POS
    CHOKER

    • Esteban

      Nothing says choking like giving up 1 run (so far) in the first inning of a game in May against the Mets.

  • Rey22

    Oh god…here we go again

  • first time lawng time

    One of those balls was a strike IMO.

  • Ben from Stanford

    I’m on the west coast, so the SF-Oakland game is playing, and I have to listen to the radio feed. I got through about 4 minutes of Sterling before switching it to the WFAN feed. God I hate Sterling.

  • Cuso

    Everyone is waiting with baited breath and not commenting, lol. Fueling the vitriol….

  • Chairman Mao

    AJ’s gonna take us out of the ballgame in the 1st inning.

  • IRF

    Gotta get this game in before the rapture to make it offical

    • jetrer

      The rapture already passed. Jesus took good AJ with him.

  • first time lawng time

    Burnett looks like he’s wearing makeup. Looks kinda like there’s some foundation on his cheek bones.

  • Pastadivingswisher

    Who had walks in first run today in the pool

  • Cuso

    Fox/Joe Buck beggin for a slam there

  • Xstar7

    I’ll take that sacrifice fly. Now let’s get a double play.

  • first time lawng time

    DP AJ.

    Make it happen!

  • Xstar7

    Oh god. Not Justin Turner.

  • Pastadivingswisher

    What would it take to get hanley ramerez in the off season

    • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

      Hanley is hitting ~50 points lower than Jeter.

  • Cy Pettitte

    should have walked him. christ.

    • Esteban

      don’t you mean should of?

      • Cy Pettitte

        no.

        • Esteban

          Joke, on today’s post by Stephen Rhoades.

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    Justin Turner… wtf

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

    Justin Turner. Of course.

  • Pastadivingswisher

    Aj you weak minded piece of crap

  • first time lawng time

    This game isn’t fun so far.

  • Pat D

    This is all Axisa’s fault, apparently.

  • Cy Pettitte

    every time they cut to a shot of David Wright joking around and enjoying himself I want to kill myself.

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

    Alright, two runs is no big deal.

    • first time lawng time

      Really, I feel as though it could have been much worse.

      I remember mast year vs Chi AJ had a meltdown and gave up 7 runs in the 1st inning.

      Could have been worse

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      It is according to John Sterling

      • Esteban

        But on the other hand, you can’t predict baseball.

    • IRF

      It is if the Yankees hit like they did yesterday

  • Pastadivingswisher

    Lets put up a 5 spot now

  • first time lawng time

    Limited the damage…hopefully a 2-run lead isn’t insurmountable.

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    I feel fairly confident we can get one of those back in the first six innings.

  • Xstar7

    AJ just kept pitching to the same spot and Turner adjusted. AJ needs to get his stuff together and this offense needs to back him up.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Was Turners hit as good of a piece of hitting as Sterling made it sound?

  • Esteban

    Who’s not that excited for The Hangover 2? I think there was no reason for a sequel.

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

      There’s no chance it’ll be as good as the first one. It’s just a money grab.

      • Esteban

        Word. And lots of people will see it, making the movie tons of money, which will make the Hangover 3 and inevitability. This is why we can’t have nice things people.

        • Pat D

          Pretty much.

          This is how we’ve somehow ended up with 5 Fast and the Furious movies.

    • Pat D

      I didn’t see what was the big deal about the first one, honestly.

      Entertaining, sure. Funniest movie ever? No way. Can’t really understand how it made so much money.

      • Esteban

        Yeah it was pretty much just lots of physical comedy, a dose of Zach Galifinakis’ weirdness and Las Vegas as a backdrop.

        Two looks the same, but only with Thailand taking Las Vegas’ place.

        • Pat D

          a dose of Zach Galifinakis’ weirdness

          That is something of which I have seen enough.

          He. Is. Not. Funny.

          • Esteban

            I like his Between Two Ferns interviews. I liked it better when someone did it to him. Yes, they’re all setup, but the awkwardness is funny.

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

    That’s our leadoff man.

    • Cuso

      you think if we get to Mid-June and they’re still hitting like this that there’s at least a 20% chance that Girardi throws scraps of paper numbered 1-9 in a hat. Just to see , for s & g?

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

        I don’t think they’ll move Jeter until he gets his 3,000th hit, at the earliest.

        • Cuso

          so 20% chance first game after the AS break then? Because he’ll probably get 3k right before break.

  • Cuso

    ugh. c’mon Jeter. i know it looked juicy, but AJ just threw 30+ pitches.

  • Pastadivingswisher

    First no rapture
    Now this
    How much can a good catholic and yankeenfanntake

    • Pat D

      Considering it wasn’t the Catholic Church calling for the rapture, you shouldn’t take that one to heart.

  • first time lawng time

    I feel as though Jeter would not have made the play Reyes made last night.

    • jetrer

      no question Jeter doesn’t make that play

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

      He wouldn’t have made that play if he had a fishing net.

      • Esteban

        Well to be fair, the transfer from the fishing net to the throwing hand would be difficult for anybody. Haha

    • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

      Jeter may have made that play if he stays out of Cano’s way and Cano makes that play…

    • Cuso

      Not even with Luis Polonia’s glove.

  • Will F.

    I’m boycotting the Yanks if they lose this game. This season has been super shitty but please don’t lose a series to the Mets.

    • Esteban

      Really?
      After the story about Big Bertha being a Red Sox fan trolling RAB, I don’t trust anybody anymore.

    • Don Juan

      I hate it when people say this. It’s one game. Even if they lose you’ll be back within a week.

  • Xstar7

    Nice bounce back inning for AJ. Now let’s see if this offense can get something going.

  • Pastadivingswisher

    Don’t want reyes in pinstrpes
    Ratherbhave a power guy like rameriz

    • Yankeefan91 Arod Fan

      I Rather Have Reyes Then Jeter.

    • Cy Pettitte

      Nunez is the future

      • jetrer

        I laughed

    • Esteban

      Reyes will be a lot more available in the offseason, and is more likely to stick at SS longterm (though with injury concerns).

    • Xstar7

      Reyes probably doesn’t want to play for the Yankees because he’d have to shave off his precious dreadlocks.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    but can we hit?

  • Cuso

    a-rod is gonna jack one

    • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

      a-rod is gonna jack one hot single up the middle. finished that for ya

    • Cuso

      good enough. but he looked good taking Balls 1 & 2

  • Xstar7

    Cano, just because the count is 2-0 doesn’t mean you have to swing.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Russell got that muscle, damn

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    Coltrane!!

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Coltrane, baby.

  • Esteban

    The COOOLLLLLLLTRANE

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Coltrane does it again!

  • Cuso

    atta kid

  • Xstar7

    COLTRANEEEEEEEE

  • Pastadivingswisher

    Jesus who???

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

    Russell Martin raptured the shit out of that one.

  • first time lawng time

    Booooooooo we should have bunted!!!!!!

  • Kevin G.

    “Rapture this, bitches!”

  • Don Juan

    Thank God for the few players who are hitting like Russell.

  • Pastadivingswisher

    We have to keep this guy

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    Russell’s already coming close to what I thought he’d do power wise for the year (I had him at 11-12)

  • Cy Pettitte

    Should have left BG in left, put Andruw in right

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Not a bad time to give BG a rest against the lefty.

    • Cy Pettitte

      make that Dickerson in right. sheesh.

    • jetrer

      Should have left Andruw on the bench.

  • Pastadivingswisher

    At this point can we get a bagbof balls for swisher?

    • Don Juan

      We’ll definitely need to look at a right fielder at the trade deadline. Swisher’s regression is the worst on the team, worse than Posada’s. Jorge is just getting old, Swisher is supposed to be in his prime.

      • Esteban

        I can almost guarantee you that they won’t.

        • jetrer

          I can see them keeping Swisher, but looking for an upgrade over Jones in case Swish continues to suck.

          • Esteban

            Yeah, maybe that.

    • Zooboy

      Trade him to the circus for a toy poodle in a tutu.

    • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

      Curse of the Papelbon commercial.

    • Xstar7

      Let’s try trading him for Andre Ethier. I’m sure the Dodgers will be more than willing to comply.

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

        You’d be surprised by how quickly people would be disappointed by Ethier. He’s a star when facing a RHP, but that’s it. Can’t hit lefties, awful in the field.

        • Xstar7

          I’m aware. But remember the Red Sox game where some guy was screaming “COME ON! JUST SIGN ETHIER ALREADY!” as if it’s that easy? I couldn’t help but think back to that.

  • Ivan

    Russell Martin has been the Yankee’s most consistent player in the early going this season. Not even close either.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Really? Granderson has been the most consistent.

      • jetrer

        Swisher has been the most consistent. Consistently awful.

        • Esteban

          As FJM showed, consistent does not mean good.

        • jetrer

          Swish ,296 wOBA April, .296 wOBA May – consistent suckitude

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

        I don’t think Granderson’s been consistent at all. Been up, been down, been way up, now down again.

        • jetrer

          Who hasn’t been like that? Not counting consistently bad.

        • Esteban

          Eh, Martin has been that way too.

    • Esteban

      Curtis Granderson? CC Sabathia? Jeter has been consistently not good.

      • Ivan

        CC has had some rough patches here and there. I forgot about Granderson my bad. I still think Martin has been the most consistent player so far this season. I should erase the “Not close” part.

    • A-Rod’s Hip

      Swisher and Jeter by far have been the most consistent Yankees.

  • Esteban

    Joe Buck: “Wally Backman’s great years with the Mets”

    Wally Backman with the Mets: .283/.353/.344, never played more than 145 games.

    But ok, Backman was there for two of the Mets better seasons.

  • Pastadivingswisher

    Martin picked up burnett burnett needs to pitch now

  • first time lawng time

    Buck shows no emotion.

    Michael Kay would be like,”Ooohhhhh and he makes the catch!! What a play by Granderson!”

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Was it a really good catch? John Sterling made it hard to tell.

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

        Yeah it was pretty good. I give it a 7 out of ten. Ran back on it, reached up and caught it will a full extension, back to the infield. Seen better though, out of Granderson this year too.

      • first time lawng time

        Nah. It was a running catch, but Kay tends to get a little over-excited on those.

  • first time lawng time

    If Fox covered the game in which Castillo dropped the ball, this would be Buck:

    Arod…pops up to second. Castillo is there…and he drops the ball.

    Jeter comes home. Here comes Teixeira. The throw…is not on time.

    And the Yankees win the game.

    Then McCarver says something stupid.

    • Cy Pettitte

      “in baseball one of the worst things you can do is commit a walk-off error and this is because the game is then over. You don’t get a chance to bat again and try to win the game.”

      • jetrer

        lmao

  • Cuso

    AJ pitched him like that was the Fenway version of Bay.

    No harm done, but a little doubt maybe manifesting in AJ’s head?

    ….this comment has absolutely no tangible value – just an observation.

  • Xstar7

    There you go Jeter, there you go.

  • Esteban

    That looked like the Jeter of old. He really can only do that off lefties now, unfortunately.

    • first time lawng time

      Well, at least he isn’t hitting lefties as bad as he is righties, right?

      • Esteban

        Yeah, that’s what I’m saying.

        VS LHP: .289/.285/.400
        VS RHP: .248/.286/.302

        (going into tonight)

      • jetrer

        Right. .785 OPS and .357 wOBA v. LHP
        .588 OPS and .264 wOBA v RHP

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Grandy’s goin’ cold. Say it ain’t so.

  • Esteban

    Ok, Granderson, lefties are not supposed to fool you anymore.

  • Cy Pettitte

    yay Tex message

  • Esteban

    You’re on the Mark Teixeira!

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

    Too many homers. Grandy should of bunted.

    • Esteban

      YOU IDITO IT’S SHOULD HAVE!!111!!

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Tex, rally killer.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Damn rally killers! I wanted a bunch of singles!

  • Xstar7

    TEIX MESSAGE

  • Don Juan

    We’re hitting too many home runs again. We have to manufacture runs!

  • swishers fauxhawk

    #toomanyhomers

  • Esteban

    Teix, stop hitting so many homers. How can we complain about everything if the Yankees are leading.

  • Cuso

    A-Rod is approaching locked-in mode. You can tell when he takes pitches like he has tonight.

    • Esteban

      He absolutely murdered both balls he hit tonight.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    Swisher actually did something productive on the field?? Nice.

  • Xstar7

    Yeah Swisher. These occasional diving catches he makes almost make me forget how mediocre a RF he is.

    • Esteban

      He’s pretty much an average RF. That doesn’t mean bad. Average.

      • Xstar7
        • Esteban

          Oh I know. I wasn’t saying you meant that, but sometimes mediocre has a negative connotation.

          • Xstar7

            All right. I can see how that could be misconstrued.

  • first time lawng time

    1. Tex has hideous haircut (or lack thereof) in 2010. He hits not as well as he usually does. For the ALDS, he gets a haircut and hits well.

    2. Arod chews sunflower seeds all through May and sucks. He switches to gum and proceeds to hit well.

    3. Swish dies well in 2010 then gets married during the off season and sucks in 2011.

    4. Rumors of Jeter’s engagement in November 2009 after a great year. …Well we know what he looks like now.

    5. Burnett gets a haircut in June 2010 and the rest is history.

    /starting a narrative’d

    • first time lawng time

      3. Should be hits not dies

      • Bob Stone

        3. dOes well. It would be a good trick to first die and then get married. The rest of us do it in the opposite order.

        • first time lawng time

          Yeah I think that’s what I meant.

          Typing fail.

    • Xstar7

      6. Robinson Cano has career year in 2010. Grows a David Ortiz beard in offseason. Regresses in 2011.

      • first time lawng time

        That beard was hideous. If I were dating him and he grew that and didn’t shave it when I asked him to, I’d leave him.

        • Bob Stone

          There’s just no accounting for personal taste.

    • Bob Stone

      There is a common thread here for Jeter, Swisher and ARod. They have all had major changes in relationships with their significant others.

    • The209

      you were cooler before tommie told you what to write / not write

      • first time lawng time

        Haha you mean you miss my irrationality? Lol

        • The209

          not really, but the groupthink gets ponderous

  • Cy Pettitte

    Cano – first pitch swingin’

  • IRF

    Come on Robbie

  • Diamond Dan

    Paraphrasing Tim McCarver talking to Girardi:
    “I bet you were pleased Burnett got out of that first inning, bases loaded, no outs jam with only two runs coming across the plate”

    What?!?! 2 out of 3 runners who were on base scored. Only Tim McCarver would consider that a success.

    • Xstar7

      It could’ve been much worse

      • Pat D

        Yes, but how can a manager say he’s pleased when 2 runs score no matter the situation?

        • Xstar7

          When it’s only the first inning. There was, and still is a lot of baseball yet to be played.

    • Zooboy

      I think he meant as opposed the world ending.

      • Jon A

        I hope mccarver gets raped by a bear.

        • Esteban

          How about by a raptor?

          It’s not the rapture, it’s the raptor! I’ve already seen 12 velociraptors today.

          • Pat D

            Dammit! I knew I shouldn’t have let the cage open this morning.

            They promised they wouldn’t go the route of Mr. Pilkington, but I guess you just can’t trust a raptor.

      • A-Rod’s Hip

        lol

  • Esteban

    A healthy Reyes would have been a nice addition for the 2012 Yankees. Oh well, we’ll have a year older Jeter.

    • first time lawng time

      I don’t want Reyes on this team. I think he’s ugly.

      • Esteban

        That’s a silly reason to be against having a player on the Yankees.

        • first time lawng time

          If I had it my way, the team would be:

          C: Montero
          1st: Pena
          2nd: Cano
          3rd: Arod
          SS: Jeter
          CF/RF/LF: Sizemore, Cabrera, Ethier
          DH: Jorge

          SP: Hernandez and Pettitte
          BP: Robertson and Rivera

          • first time lawng time

            Throw in Banuelos, too. That’s a nice pic of him.

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

    Please focus on Beltran. Who gives a shit if Reyes steals with two outs.

    • Esteban

      Well, then a single scores a run.

      • Bob Stone

        Not if he concentrates on the batter and gets him out.

        • Esteban

          Easier said than done. And see, the single scored the run.

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

            Meh, just a bloop. 60% of the time, he makes an out.

      • Bob Stone

        Guess you were right after all.

    • Bob Stone

      Amen to that.

    • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

      And there that is.

  • Cuso

    Whoever had the over on “speed slows the game down” by McCarver just won $41.

  • Xstar7

    I hate Jose Reyes right now

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    Nolan Ryan is terrible in the Lowe’s commercial.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Nolan Ryan is terrible in the Lowe’s commercial.

  • tom

    Can anyone remember the last time the Yankees got a cheap-ass run like that?

    This is not meant as criticism of the team; in fact, the opposite. Just by accident a team should run into breaks like that, but I can’t think of one offhand.

    • A-Rod’s Hip

      Tex’s HR last night. Can’t get much cheaper than that.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Swish’s double of Pie’s glove in Baltimore

      • tom

        I’d hardly call that cheap. The Yanks were obviously glad he didn’t catch it, but it wasn’t exactly a lazy fly ball. Most fans would have screamed at the ill fortune if he’d hauled it in.

        Same to above: Teix’s ball was fortunate to hit the seats, but it had to be hit pretty hard to get that far to the outfield.

        Beltran, by contrast, barely got a bat on the ball, and they got a run out of it. If the Ynkaees had had a few of those the past 2-3 weeks, people wouldn’t have “RISP FAIL!” locked into permanent type

  • Cy Pettitte

    I demand more HRs, dammit

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    More runs please?

  • Xstar7

    Big Papi? In high socks? Jesus

    • Esteban

      and those throwbacks are terrrrrible.

      • Xstar7

        Not as awful as the Phillies’ throwbacks though. Those are fugly.

        • Pat D

          I love those awesome powder blue/maroon combos.

          Because they remind me of Mike Schmidt, and I hate Mike Schmidt, and it gives me extra reason to hate the Phillies.

  • Rey22

    Oh damn, I didn’t realize the Red Sox were in first place D:

    • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

      Winning games despite the fact that it’s “only May”. Bastards.

      • Esteban

        There’s a difference between not panicking because it’s only May and there’s plenty of time left and not caring about games in May.

  • Don Juan

    I hope AJ doesn’t fall apart in this inning like he did his last outing. Hold it, and unfortunately we’ll probably have to use Robertson and Joba again.

    • A-Rod’s Hip

      so far so bad

    • Xstar7

      AJ got ahead of the leadoff man 0-2. Then threw FOUR straight balls. And now Justin Turner is up with a 2-0 count.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    AJ please! 0-2 on Fernando Martinez! smh

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

    Get Robertson up, pls.

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    I don’t suppose Turner even knows how to GIDP…

  • jetrer

    Meltdown…commence

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    I assumed Nunez would throw the ball into the outfield on that play. And I’m sure I wasn’t alone in assuming that.

  • Cy Pettitte

    you are KILLING me Cano

  • Cuso

    who read his lips there?

  • jetrer

    Fucking Cano … he really needs to pull his head out of his ass

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Jesus Christ.

  • Xstar7

    That better not lead to a run Cano.

    • Xstar7

      And it doesn’t. Phew

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    WTF Cano???

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    bad hop, but still a play Cano’s made many many times before

    made up for it nicely with that play for the 3rd out. nice!

  • Esteban

    Sloppy Cano… Slop Sloppy Cano.

    (sung to the tune of sloppy joe by aam sandler)

    • Pat D

      Really? Gonna try to squeeze in that extra syllable?

      • Esteban

        Haha, I think it kind of works.

    • jetrer

      with Joba Chamberlain playing Chris Farley’s role as the lunch lady

      • Esteban

        Great call.

    • Xstar7

      TRADE CANO FOR MARCO SCUTARO! AT LEAST SCUTARO IS GRITTY AND PLAYS THE GAME THE RIGHT WAY!!!!!

    • jetrer
  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    So in the off season you have Cano, Cervelli and Nunez all working out together at Cano’s dad’s field. Doesn’t look like they spent ANY of that time on defensive drills so far does it?

  • Cy Pettitte

    the GRANDYMAN

    enough of you Capuano

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Stop with the homers!!!

  • Esteban

    This guyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.

    Ohhhh the grandyman can

  • Pat D

    Guess Curtis heard Mike complain.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    Curtis. I love you.

  • Xstar7

    Looks like Granderson adjusted to that slider.

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

      Capuano hanging it didn’t hurt either.

      • Xstar7

        Touché

  • Esteban

    And that there is the difference for Granderson this year vs. every other year of his career against lefties.

  • Esteban

    Too many homers.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    An A-Bomb!!

  • Xstar7

    AN A-BOMB! FROM A-ROD!

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    how on earth can we play small ball if we keep doing this????????????????

  • Pat D

    Just noticed how far Fox’s shittiness extends. I don’t usually use MLB.com’s Gameday, but I am today and I see that they don’t put up video highlights right away like they do for non-Fox games.

    Why does MLB let Fox essentially put a chokehold on fans like this?

    • Pat D

      And in typing this, I missed ARod homer. Figures.

  • Don Juan

    We’re hitting way too many homers. We’ll never be able to sustain this pace.

    • Esteban

      Joe Sheehan
      No one ever says, “They hit too many grounders to shortstop.” Even though that’s an actual problem.
      3 minutes ago

      • Pat D

        Love Joe Sheehan.

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

        Heh, we say that all the time. At least for one player, anyway.

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

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Yankee Stadium cheapie hit to left.

    • Xstar7

      YCPB. Yeah, I went there.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Homers aren’t nearly gritty enough.

  • Don Juan

    Lol, Big Z just hit Youk.

    • Pat D

      That is a brawl I’d like to see.

    • Cy Pettitte

      please tell me it was in the face

      • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

        Nah, put it some place where it can actually have a negative impact.

  • Esteban

    Joel Sherman
    Granderson has 141 career HRs. That was just 2d on 0-2 pitch. Other: 9/29/06 v. KC’s Runelvys Hernandez

  • Cy Pettitte

    Cano – first pitch swinging

  • It’sATarp

    When will the yanks learn to play the game right?

  • Xstar7

    Dammit Cano. Stop swinging at the first pitch.

  • Xstar7

    Come on AJ. Let’s get through just one more inning.

  • C

    Good move to pull him before things get out of hand.

    • cr1

      Can Girardi finally be learning not to wait until the pitching meltdown is in full flower?

  • first time lawng time

    Oh Lord, here comes Logan.

  • Charles

    Guess that at bat wasn’t neutralized …

  • Cy Pettitte

    “You neutralize the lefty at the plate”

    McCarver must not be familiar with Boone

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    LOOGYFAIL.

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

      LNOGY.

  • Xstar7

    Boone Logan is useless.

  • Pat D

    It’s amazing that he’s been better against righties, and better on the road than at home.

  • Charles

    Was that a cutter from D-Rob? Me likey, that was nasty…

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    ugly at-bat by Beltran.. i’ll take it. LOL

  • Cy Pettitte

    KRob’d

  • Mike HC

    These pitches are nasty and right there. Ump has to give us the call

  • Mike HC

    That fastball is unhittable right now

  • jetrer

    How about a Houdini shirt for the RAB store?

  • Xstar7

    I fucking love David Robertson.

  • Cy Pettitte

    and he did it all without a walk to load the bases!

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    Someone’s been studying w/ Mo in Cutter-School! D-Rob!!

  • Charles

    Roberston for Closer after Mo? Mo has said he thinks he can do it :P

    • jetrer

      There is no after Mo. Mo will pitch forever. Or until the rapture, whichever comes first.

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

      Nah, leave him right where he is. Too important getting out of jams just like that.

      • Charles

        Right now yeah keep him where he is, but I’d like to see him get a shot closing once Mo calls it quits.

    • Esteban

      He needs to walk fewer guys.

  • first time lawng time

    he’s a cutie. He always looks happy when he gets the job done.

    AJ looked disgusting in the dugout. My God, take a shower!

  • Esteban

    Robertson has given up the same number of hits and walks, 15.

    • Esteban

      and struckout 29.

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

    If that doesn’t hit the mound, it probably goes through. Poor Swish.

  • Xstar7

    That Pepsi Max commercial was strange. By the way, Coca-Cola > Pepsi.

    • Esteban

      always.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    Uh oh. Get ready for some more B-Jobber talk. It’s a FOX game. You should already be watching on mute, just in case any of you slipped up.

  • Esteban

    Random thought: Why the hell did the Yankees give ARod a $300 million contract when he was 32?

    • Xstar7

      Because he’s the greatest player of his generation and wasn’t showing any signs of slowing down. That hip injury was unfortunate.

      • jetrer

        That was a ridiculous contract even without the hip injury.

        • Xstar7

          If you really want to talk about ridiculous contracts, then look no further than Jason Werth.

          • jetrer

            agreed

      • Esteban

        Why that ridiculous number? Who was gonna give him more than $180 mil?

        • Xstar7

          I’m not arguing with you. He’s definitely overpaid. But there’s nothing you can do about it. And if anyone’s going to get a contract like that, it should be a guy like Rodriguez or Pujols.

          • Esteban

            Yeah but $300 million at 32 years old is bananas.

            • jetrer

              Fortunately the Yankees can absorb that. Any other team would be crippled for a long time by that contract.

              • Xstar7

                Exactly. Only a team like the Yankees or maybe the Phillies or Red Sox could afford to dish out that much money over that period of time to an individual player.

                • Esteban

                  I dunno, I just hope that Jeter’s contract doesn’t end up looking economical in comparison.

      • A-Rod’s Hip

        I’ll take Bonds for 500, Alex. But I still see your point.

    • jetrer
    • Mike HC

      Rich kids don’t always make the best decisions when they get control of daddy’s business.

  • Esteban

    The range!

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    Bullpen looks great when they look like this.

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

    Cashman must love seeing Joba dominate in the eighth while Soriano is out with another elbow issue.

  • Xstar7

    The Yankees have left ZERO men on base today? Impossible.

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

      No at-bats with RISP too, I believe.

    • jetrer

      Best way to prevent RISP fail is to not get RISP.

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    Hoagies and grinders, hoagies and grinders. That’s how I’ll think of Joba’s FBs and Sliders thanks to you, Jetrer.

    • jetrer

      I can so picture Joba in the lunch lady costume.

    • Esteban

      Hey, I want the credit.

      • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

        Credit all around, good times.

        • Esteban

          Hahah thanks.

      • jetrer

        I should keep that clip handy to cheer me up when the Yankees are getting me all frustrated and pissed off.

  • Esteban

    Whoa Jeter with a hit off a righty.

  • jetrer

    Look at Jeter acting all young and mobile today.

  • Esteban

    Already 0-1 with RISP.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    That’s right. We don’t need home runs.

  • Don Juan

    That was the sweetest run they’ve scored all night, beautifully manufactured.

    • Esteban

      Really? To each his own, but I like homers.

    • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Matt Imbrogno

      Yeah, it only cost them two outs to do it. Fantastic.

      #notreally

  • jetrer

    Small ball and HRs all in one game. I’m excited.

  • Esteban

    Luis Ayala better not give up any runs. Let Mo have a day off.

  • Esteban

    Ayala looks kinda nasty tonight.

  • jetrer

    Ayala has six straight scoreless outings. Yet for some reason I still have the impression that he has sucked. He’s actually done a good job for the Yanks.

    • jetrer

      Make that seven straight.

  • Pat D

    It’s nice that Ayala has been competent.

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

    Man, Ayala was throwing some gas.

  • Xstar7

    This is a win we can feel really good about.

    • Esteban

      Co-sign.

  • pat

    Ayala’s 2 seam is Bartolo-esque.

  • Pat D

    Wow, a Fox game completed in under 3 hours.

    • Esteban

      Haha yea, shocker.

    • Xstar7

      Yeah but one of the teams was in the National League so it doesn’t really count.

  • first time lawng time

    Looks Flaherty got more Botox.

    • Xstar7

      I didn’t think it was possible for me to like him any less.

  • first time lawng time

    Why don’t they do regular post games instead of extra innings?

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    I need to start going on here when the Yanks are leading more often.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    Cubbies w/ bases loaded and 0 outs

  • Larry Rothchild’s Yarmulke

    Good news folks, no player’s died in today’s Red Sox Cubs game, but the Sox tried to change that.

    Um Jose Bautista for MVP?

    Dear Derek, you suck now

    Dear Randy Levine, You’re an idiot!

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    3-2.. bases loaded walk to Carlos Pena. still bags full w/ 0 outs

    GO CUBS GO!!

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    2 run double Reed Johnson!

    4-3 Cubbies!!

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    Woo hoo!!! Hold this lead now Cubbies!! Two innings.

  • Don Juan

    LOL! A comedy of errors in Fenway.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    5-3 Cubbies! Error by Lowrie. LOL

    still no outs. 1st and 2nd

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    WHOA! Lowrie pulled a Castillo at Shortstop!

    • A-Rod’s Hip

      damn i wish i could’ve seen it! im just following the game tracker on mlb.com LOL

      • A-Rod’s Hip

        you are the F’N MAN!!!

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    it’s all just crashing down at Fenway! another RBI Double! LOL

    6-3 Cubbies!! no outs 2nd and 3rd!

  • Don Juan

    LOL! Another error by the Sox leads to another run for the Cubs! LOL! LOL!

  • iloveyoubartolo

    Laughing hard, now.

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    Derp. Herp Derp.

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    W O W bullpen explosion by Boston, couldn’t love it more.

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    And another one! From Fukudome to blow it open!

  • Xstar7

    The Cubs are just piling on now. And the Rays already lost to the Marlins. For a day where the world was supposed to end, it’s going pretty damn well.

    • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

      Well said sir.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    9-3 CUBBIES!!!!

  • Xstar7

    CUBBIES WIN! THUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUH CUBBIES WIN!

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    Who removed that streaming link comment I posted?