Game 47: Ace vs. Ace


A win would be pretty cool. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

This is the kind of game that makes baseball fun. We’ve got two of the game’s top pitchers facing off in CC Sabathia and Ricky Romero. The two lefties are near equal in terms of ERA (CC: 3.08, Romero: 3.10), but the Yankees’ ace has a big edge in FIP (2.80 vs. 3.59) thanks to his homerun rate (0.40 HR/9 vs. 1.09), and on average he faces about three more batters per start. That’s big when it comes to keeping the ball out of the hands of crummy middle relievers. Romero has already flustered New York once this season (six innings, two runs last month), but the Blue Jays have only seen Sabathia twice in the last two years (8 IP, 2 R in 2009 then 8.1 IP, 1 R in 2010) and never at Yankee Stadium. Weird, huh? Anyway, here’s tonight’s lineup…

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

CC Sabathia, SP

The game starts a little after 7pm ET and can be seen on My9 locally and MLB Network nationally. Enjoy.

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Categories : Game Threads


  1. Don Juan says:

    The offense has to pick up CC in this one. Game after game the starter gives up 3 ER or less and the offense can’t match it.

  2. Craig says:

    Moe= Rafael Soriano and his contract (sfw)

  3. Xstar7 says:

    Over Under:

    1 throwing error by Nunez

    3 ER for CC

    1.5 home runs for Jose Bautista

    3.5 runs scored by this offense

  4. Pat D says:

    I wish I was capable of bleeding cash.

  5. Cy Pettitte says:

    I’m so sick of hearing about Soriano, I wish they could just stash him in AA with Igawa and forget about him

  6. Mike Axisa says:

    So I added a second monitor to my setup tonight. My life will never be the same.

  7. Mike Axisa says:

    Waaaaaaaaaaaa why didn’t they walk him.

  8. Mike HC says:

    Kay was right on that one. Called the change up away on that pitch.

  9. Chip says:

    Why does Jeter DH constantly? I can understand why you want him hitting against the lefty but why not give him full days off and get a real bad in there against righties?

    • Mike HC says:

      Because Jeter might throw a fit Posada style if they start giving him random days off when he does not want them. He gets chippy when he gets days for injuries or just routine ones.

    • Cy Pettitte says:

      Girardi couldn’t handle Jeter on the bench for a whole game

  10. Mike HC says:

    I’m looking forward to a quick moving pitchers duel tonight.

  11. Xstar7 says:

    Terrific at-bat for the centaur

  12. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    IBB Rivera, plz.

  13. Cy Pettitte says:

    that’s a long ass single

  14. Mike HC says:

    Nice play by Gardner! Nothing to do with his speed either.

  15. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    I thought it was a homer and it was a single. You just can’t predict baseball ;)

  16. Mike HC says:

    Juan Rivera feels like he played for the Yanks a lifetime ago.

  17. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Slowest double play ever?

  18. Mike Axisa says:

    That was the world’s slowest double play.

  19. Xstar7 says:

    That double play was too easy.

  20. Cy Pettitte says:

    some Posada-esque running there

  21. Mike HC says:


  22. Esteban says:

    That was Gardner’s speed (and good jump)

  23. Xstar7 says:

    I feel safe with Gardner in left field.

  24. Mike HC says:

    Advance metric that half inning for the Yanks D there, ha.

  25. Cy Pettitte says:

    woah not cool

  26. Mike HC says:

    What the hell was that? On purpose or a slip?\

    Either way, you never want a ball coming at your head area

  27. Mike HC says:

    Good bye, best catcher in baseball right now.

  28. Cy Pettitte says:

    woah Russell, that’s a fucking bomb

  29. Esteban says:

    Ohhh noes, another evil homer

  30. Xstar7 says:

    Too many homers

  31. Mister Delaware says:

    Love that reaction.

  32. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Coltrane with the Muscle…

  33. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:


  34. Monteroisdinero says:

    Martin with more Monterian power than…


  35. Slugger27 says:

    anyone else a fan of the blonde in the 2nd row?

  36. Cy Pettitte says:

    Sign Russell for a few more years, put Montero in RF

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

      Play him at short. Similar defense to what we’re getting now but a better bat.

      yes it’s a joke.

  37. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Nunez should just flip the call Cano every time.

  38. Mike HC says:

    Old Yankee Stadium starting to look not halfway bad.

  39. Mister Delaware says:

    Kay has never seen the facilities at a private HS, eh?

    • Esteban says:

      I know he went to public school (Bx. Science, was my grad speaker there when I graduated) and I can tell you, the public parks in the outer boroughs, and especially baseball fields are absolutely horrible within 5-10 years of being built.

      • Mike HC says:

        Seems like a lot of it is that artificial turf though. I’m no expert, but it seems like that has a better chance of holding up than the older, all natural grass parks.

        • Esteban says:

          I’ve been saying that for years. They just rebuilt a park near my house in Queens, and they made the soccer field FieldTurf but the two baseball fields natural grass. I don’t understand.

          • Mike HC says:

            Yea. Good point. The baseball field looked like natural grass and everything else field turf. I don’t know why either. Secret government conspiracy to keep inner city kids from playing baseball? hah

  40. Cy Pettitte says:

    Cano is killing me

  41. Mister Delaware says:

    That took a shitty hop.

  42. Chip says:

    It’s a tough play but I expect a major league second baseman to make it

  43. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    LOL Corey Patterson

  44. Don Juan says:

    That is unacceptable by CC. Corey Patterson beats us again.

  45. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    It’s mentally disturbing when CC can’t get Corey Patterson out.

  46. Cy Pettitte says:

    lol Bautista

    that guy sucks

  47. Mike Axisa says:

    Damn CC, don’t be so MEAN!!!

  48. Don Juan says:

    Solution- Start IBBing Patterson to get to Bautista.

  49. Dela G says:

    ZZ>> Bautista (so far)

  50. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Off topic:

    For any Bob Dylan fans out there…

  51. Jon says:

    Romero is underrated, but the kid is actually pretty solid.

  52. Cy Pettitte says:

    that was some nice hitting

  53. Chip says:

    Tex just laid off a 2-1 change-up, the world truly will end soon

  54. Mike HC says:

    hahaa … I can’t stop laughing at that guy with the blond in the second row, constantly trying to watch the game out of the corner of his eye while that girl is talking his ear off, playing with her phone and stuff.

    • Slugger27 says:

      im not proud to say that ive been following that dynamic between pitches… and yes, its been hilarious

  55. Hummingbird S. says:

    nice hitting by Alex who looked lost at the plate

  56. Hummingbird S. says:

    damn lucky play there..

  57. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Juan fucking Rivera

  58. JobaWockeeZ says:

    The Perfect Davids are two of them…

  59. Don Juan says:

    Unacceptable. These guys are nobodies. And someone get a hit with RISP already.

  60. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Damn Swish actually looked fast on that play.

  61. first time lawng time says:

    So…the Yankees are getting baserunners. Some of them are bound to score, right?

    I mean, Toronto is having no trouble scoring tonight with their little bullshit hacks.

    I hate the Blue Jays. They never roll over for you.

  62. MikeD says:

    A lot of fly balls to the opposite field.

  63. Mike HC says:

    A little odd. Would be curious to see what was talked about there.

  64. King George says:

    Is it just me or are these the pussiest fucking hits in the world from the Blue Jays. Good grief.

  65. first time lawng time says:

    Fucking bloopered to death. No legit hits this entire inning.

    Little dbags.

  66. Matt says:

    This is all about the pitch selection.

    He is throwing the majority of his pitches as changeups and sinkers on the outer half with runners on base. Every hitter is leaning out over the plate and just looping it the other way.

    You have to throw legitimately inside, and not just for show, to get them off of those pitches.

    • Mike HC says:

      They are not making good contact though. Sometimes the ball just drops in. I wouldn’t second guess the entire strategy when that happens.

      • Matt says:

        A bunch of those were line drives. Normally those would be good pitches, but not when hitters are leaning out over the plate and driving them to the outfield repeatedly.

        He became predictable in that inning, and that’s why he gave up those hits and runs. If you throw a few pitches legitimately inside in the at bats, then the hitters can’t take that approach and might hit those same pitches on the ground for double play balls.

        • Mike HC says:

          In hindsight, I agree. Clearly, I would have thrown different pitches. But, CC was hitting his spots on the outside corner and the weak contact should have resulted in outs. It didn’t.

          But you I see your point as well. CC was definitely being predictable.

  67. MikeD says:

    Am I watching replays?

  68. Mike Axisa says:

    Wow, death by shitty fucking hits. Bloop after bloop.

  69. Mike HC says:

    These are just bs dinks and dunks.

  70. Don Juan says:

    And this is just a merry go round. CC can’t get anyone out except Bautista. We needed him to have a good night.

  71. wow says:

    that’s game.

  72. Mike HC says:

    Cano again messing up that play. I remember him doing the exact same thing earlier in the year.

  73. Mike Axisa says:

    Robinson really needs to get his head out of his ass. That’s terrible.

  74. Hummingbird S. says:

    cant catch a break against the jays… amazing

    and now we get the pathetic D

  75. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    What the fuck Robbie?

  76. V says:

    Funda. fucking. mentals.

    Early practice tomorrow, 3 hours of fielding drills for the fucking infield.

  77. Don Juan says:

    Small ball wins games. This team definitely isn’t right.

  78. Chip says:

    Ugh, time to go do something else

  79. MikeD says:

    Cano: 2008.

    Not a vintage year.

  80. Don Juan says:

    They’re dinkers and dunkers but at least they’re getting hits with RISP!

  81. first time lawng time says:

    Okay. Again, why are the Jays only a game over .500?

  82. Across the pond says:

    Robbie really needs to sit a game out. He’s just not paying giving it 100%.

  83. Grandy says:

    Blooped to death.

  84. BronxByte says:

    It makes you wonder if these Yankees can string 3 wins in a row. They’ve become good at beating themselves. No grit – no fire.

  85. JFH says:

    following the yanks right now = frustrated incorporated (making misery).

  86. Hummingbird S. says:

    CC lost it now.. this might be the game right here

  87. Matt says:

    Stop brushing this off as bad luck. This is stupid baseball.

    Every right handed hitter in the Jays lineup this inning has been leaning out over the plate and shooting the ball the other way. So maybe you need to throw 2 or 3 fastballs inside to make them think about it. Is that what Martin called for? No, he called for more changeups and sinkers down and away, right where the hitters are looking for it.

    And on top of it, Cano cost them a run with his sloppy play up the middle to extend the 3rd inning, and totally botched an out on the safety squeeze that they are lucky has not cost them another run so far.

    Every time a hitter gets to a count like 2-0 or 3-1, they are swinging out of their shoes looking for fastballs that nobody with a brain would ever throw them, especially when you have a changeup like Romero has.

    If you play stupid baseball, you get bad results. Why is anyone shocked? You can’t always cry about bad luck, you have to stop giving it away as well.

    • Don Juan says:

      I agree. The Jays are getting hits with RISP, we aren’t. This has been a problem all year. People said it was fixed when we got 13 on Baltimore but then we got shut down by RA Dickey so it definitely ain’t fixed.

  88. V says:

    Let’s walk Corey Patterson to load the bases for Bautista. Brilliant.

  89. first time lawng time says:

    Okay, in CC’s defense, he made his pitches.

    That inning was just bad luck. I swear, other than the leadoff double, every other hit was BS.

  90. Karl Krawfid says:

    The baseball gods are paying us back for what we did to the Mets :(

  91. Cy Pettitte says:

    that was fucking embarrassing, some of these games are borderline unwatchable

  92. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Let’s hope we can push a few runs across against Romero.

  93. Karl Krawfid says:

    Down by 3. 2-0 count. Why not take a pitch?

  94. Kostas says:

    This team has only one consistency, underachieving. Amazing that they are still this bad at the plate and cannot seem to beat teams with lesser talent.

  95. first time lawng time says:

    So yeah, this team has really sucked at home so far.

    Blue Jays have been a major pain in the ass.

    • Don Juan says:

      It hasn’t just been the Jays. We only split with the White Sox, lost to the Royals, got swept by Boston, needed a miracle comeback to take the series against the Mets. When we go out west and face the good pitching in Seattle and Oakland I don’t know if we’ll win a single game.

    • Kostas says:

      Unfortunately it is not the Blue Jays. It is all on the Yankees. While it would be over exaggerating, this team is borderline “mailing it in” each game.

      ARod is leading the team in BA and Brett Gardner has a higher average than Cano. Not enough kind words to express the complete failure of this team to this point.

      If not for bad starts by Tampa and Boston, Yanks would be 5 games out.

      • first time lawng time says:

        The comment about the Blue Jays was supposed to have no relation to the first part of my comment. I was just too lazy to make 2 comments.

  96. CMP says:

    I think its time to sit down Cano for a couple of games until he can get his shit together.

    He’s not hitting, he’s chasing pitches out of the zone continuously and what’s worst is he’s been sloppy as hell in the field. Girardi needs to give him a wake up call and light a fire under his ass.

    • Karl Krawfid says:

      Cano has played damn near every game. He needs a day off regardless.

    • Mike HC says:

      Re acquire Melky to light a fire under his ass?

      … then of course release Melky again when needed to light a fire under Cano’s ass.

      Rinse. Repeat.

    • Kostas says:

      This is Girardi’s shortcoming, he can’t fire up his players. And while your sitting Cano, might as well add Swisher or anyone not named Granderson.

      • CMP says:

        A slump you can deal with but he looks like he’s sleepwalking out in the field and his plate discipline has taken a big step backwards with his hacking at everything.

        I think Girardi needs to send him a message by sitting him for a couple of games.

  97. Grandy says:

    Not that it means anything but how many other teams don’t have a .300+ hitter so far this season, im too lazy to check.

  98. first time lawng time says:

    I really have a problem with my team losing to a team from Canada.

    There are 22 other countries in North America. The U.S. shouldn’t even play with another country. By including only one other country, then your excluding other countries. It’s unfair.

  99. MikeD says:

    The Yankees “failure” regarding RISP is being driven by less opportunities to drive runners in. Jeter, Posada, Swisher and Cano are all getting on base at a substantially lower rate than previous seasons. The team is known for it’s circular line-up, getting men on base and passing the bat to the next guy. They’re not getting on base.

    • Don Juan says:

      I agree. And instead of having our high OBP men at the top of the lineup we have to cater to an aging star who should be hitting 9th. Instead of sitting Posada and getting a better hitter we have to cater to an aging star. Bernie was ostracized, why couldn’t they do the same to these two?

  100. V says:

    I hate official scorers, lol. CC on my fantasy team, had 4 ER, then 3, now 4 again.

  101. Hummingbird S. says:

    this is looking like an 8 IP, 2 ER game for Romero.. this offense is dead

  102. Carl says:

    I feel like it’s gonna take a bang to their heads to get them to snap out of this.

  103. SteveD says:

    everyone keeps waiting for this team to throw a switch. including myself. But the Yankees look bad. cant hit worth a shit and errors all over the place.

  104. wow says:

    just mad unlucky. Unlucky as the Indians are lucky.

  105. Kostas says:

    Down by 3 runs, can’t score often, make the pitcher work – 3 pitches total.

  106. King George says:

    I’m starting to think tar this team is just slightly above average. 25-21 isn’t a good average and 7 out of the last 9 games, we have been trailing after the 6th inning. Maybe the team needs to treated like an average team until we see proven results (i.e. 3+ game winning streak, 12+ hits in a game).

    • Mike Axisa says:

      25-21 isn’t a good average

      It’s the second best record in the AL.

      • King George says:

        Sorry, I meant record. And, yes, Mike…we disagree here. When you also take into account the teams who are climbing up (Red Sox, namely), the Yankees are blessed to be where they’re at. And, quite frankly, it probably won’t be 2nd best in the AL after tonight.

  107. Greg says:

    What happened to CC?

  108. Cy Pettitte says:

    what the fuck was Curtis thinking?

  109. MikeD says:

    Bad, Grandy Man.

    Do not get picked off.

  110. Don Juan says:

    You need men on base down by 3 and he gets picked off trying to move up one bag with 2 outs. That’s just bad baseball and bad managing.

    • jetrer says:

      I’m sure he was going on his own, has nothing to do with managing. Also, its early enough in the game that being aggressive there isn’t such a bad thing. The offense is doing nothing. May as well try to make something happen.

      • MikeD says:

        Agreed. That was a straight steal. A hit-and-run is called by the manager. That was Grandy on his own. Yet, I really can’t pick on him. He’s a smart player, yet all mistakes are magnified right now.

  111. CMP says:

    If there’s a close play, Girardi should go crazy and get himself thrown out to try and wake these guys up.

  112. BronxByte says:

    The team specialty …………. stranding runners. Don’t just do something Girardi, stand there. Don’t offend players – just make excuses for them.

  113. Cy Pettitte says:

    so Romero walks Tex on 5 pitches, and ARod comes up and hits the first pitch into the ground for a GIDP

    fucking nice.

  114. Hummingbird S. says:

    atta boy Alex, first pitch swinging!

  115. King George says:

    Another A-Rod double play. Shocking.

  116. Kostas says:

    Phew! This team is just awful right now… strike that, I mean for the past three weeks.

    Is there a light at the end of the tunnel?

  117. Mojo says:

    David Ortiz is batting .300 and the Yankees don’t sport a single player that can boast the same or better. Am I the only person that’s extremely perturbed by such a fact?

  118. first time lawng time says:

    Geez, take some effing pitches, guys.

    He’s not exactly throwing all strikes. Shitty at bats,

  119. jetrer says:

    Did Kay really just say if the offense doesn’t score a lot of runs they’re not going to score many runs?

  120. Slugger27 says:

    god michael kay butchered that bautista stat

  121. Cy Pettitte says:

    CC could potentially get a loss when he held Bautista to 0-4, that’s fucked up

    • Ben from Stanford says:

      Amazingly, Bautista’s gone 0 for 4 only 3 times this season. That’s insane. The Jays lost 2 of those 3.

  122. Cuso says:

    Got a feeling that CC is pitching a full 9 tonight.

  123. Cy Pettitte says:

    Swisher is so lost, make a move Cash.

  124. jetrer says:

    Those days off seem to have done Swish a lot of good.

  125. Esteban says:

    Haha was that a USA! USA! chant? FTLT approves.

  126. NHyankeesfan says:

    Uh oh. another RISP fail upcoming

  127. Cy Pettitte says:

    come on Jeter

  128. King George says:

    How confident are you guys that Cash gets a Swish replacement and a top-tier starter through trade by the deadline?

    • Greg says:

      Not much. That’s why the Yankees have ti concentrate more on getting top prospects in their system.

    • mbonzo says:

      Yankees aren’t finding a replacement for a guy who just turned 30 and OPS’d .870 the last 2 years.

      I think you’re gonna be disappointed when I say, the Yankees won’t be getting a top-tier starter, but will probably pick up a number 2 or 3 rotation guy.

    • Esteban says:

      It’s time to give up on Swish! Two really good seasons and this month and 3/4 outweighs them for sure.

    • CMP says:

      2 on a scale from 1-10. Where is the top tier starter coming from?

  129. Jeff Karstens, Male Model says:

    GIDP warning!

  130. DontChaKnow says:

    $500 says Double Play

  131. Hummingbird S. says:

    when they get something going, Jeter is there to screw things up

  132. CMP says:

    If Jeter can stay out of the DP, Grandy can tie it with a 3 run bomb

  133. Mike Axisa says:

    Please make only one out, Derek.

  134. MikeD says:

    Perhaps if we can hypnotize Derek into believing every pitcher is wearing a NY Mets uniform, he might hit .300 again.

  135. mbonzo says:

    Nice at bat from Jetes.

  136. Mike Axisa says:

    Haha. Four more years of this shit.

  137. DontChaKnow says:

    I want my $500!!!

  138. Jeff Karstens, Male Model says:

    Yup yup, I was far more confident that would happen then any other possible outcome of that at bat.

  139. Cy Pettitte says:


    way to take the bat out of Grandy’s hand, shithead. next time just strike out.

  140. CMP says:

    Unfuckingbelievable. Could that be any more predictable.

  141. Hummingbird S. says:


  142. jetrer says:

    Captain Clutch comes through again.

  143. Carl says:

    So fucking sick of this.

  144. NHyankeesfan says:

    you know its bad when just about everyone was expecting him to GIDP

  145. King George says:

    That is what $17m gets you these days.

  146. It'sATarp says:

    Our True Yankee Lead off hitter…sigh please retire

  147. Esteban says:

    Will Girardi drop Jeter when he gets to 3000? I’ve resigned myself to him being at the top until then, but good lord, this can’t continue.

  148. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    CC for the CGL

  149. CMP says:

    The one time Girardi should have bunted and he didn’t.

    /half kidding

  150. CMP says:

    Could the DH bat for the SS instead of the pitcher? CC could do a better job than Jeter, at least for power.

  151. NHyankeesfan says:

    Please make Gardner the lead off hitter again Girardi

    • Greg says:

      Why? He can’t hit consistently either.

      • NHyankeesfan says:

        Right now he’s a much better option that Jeter

      • Esteban says:

        Are you insane? Gardner’s been on fire for a month!
        Since April 25 when he was hitting .136/.190/.254, Gardner’s hit 382/.455/.553 in 91 PA and raised his line to (going into tonight) .274/.344/.422.

    • MikeD says:

      It’s not going to make much of a difference. If he’s still in the lineup and not hitting, he will still come up with runners on base.

  152. MikeD says:

    89 pitches. I can’t think of any reason to go to the pen, which means they probably will.

    Can we have back the third inning?

  153. Grandy says:

    I don’t know whether to laugh, cry or smash my garden furniture up.

  154. Greg says:

    We have to rebuild. This period of Yankee dominance is over. 2009 was the last hurrah with this core. We have to focus on building up our system so that we can churn out some good young players. Montero and Banuelos might be the beginning of that, but we need to concentrate on our system.

    • MikeD says:

      I’m saving this one for future replay.

    • Esteban says:

      The Yankees have been building the farm and are still at the top of the division. Why in the world should they give up RIGHT now, when they have Cano, Granderson, CC, Teix all in their primes and among the best at their positions? Add in a valuable and cheap Gardner, Russell Martin, Nick Swisher (should he decide to rebound), and great bullpen, and Alex Rodriguez still among the best 3rd basemen in the league.

      • MikeD says:

        That’s why I’m saving it. It highlights the irrational comments fans post every year when the Yankees slump and the fans are frustrated.

        • Greg says:

          I have been of this opinion for the last few years. I look at what the Rays, Red Sox, and Giants have done, raising their own players and starting pitchers, and I say “Where are our yound superstars” The closest thing we have is Cano, which I do give them. But I’m concentrating more on our starting pitchers. I have said this before. Since Andy Pettite, we have not been able to develop our own starting pitching/aces.

          • Esteban says:

            The last few years? Including winning the WS in 2009 and making it to the ALCS last year? The Red Sox, if you remember, didn’t make the playoffs last year and take advantage of their massive payroll, just as the Yankees do.
            Anyway, the Yankees’ farm system was ranked 5th(!!!!) in baseball this past offseason. What else do you want?

  155. Carl says:

    Really amazing how this offense constantly forgets to hit with RISP except for a blowout or one big inning.

  156. Cy Pettitte says:

    that hit would have been nice with someone on base

    le sigh.

  157. Pasqua says:

    I know the fallacy of the predetermined outcome and all, but, shiiiiit.

  158. JobaWockeeZ says:

    I even miss 2010 Jeter.

  159. Hummingbird S. says:

    why is it so hard to get a motherfucking hit with a goddamn runner in scoring position?

  160. Jeff Karstens, Male Model says:

    “I thought CC pitched very well, 1 bad inning and that was the difference in the game.”

    “We had some opportunities and we couldn’t capitalize, with a guy like Romero, you know, he’s a very good pitcher and he knows how to work himself out of trouble.”

    “I mean this is baseball. We had some good swings I thought tonight, and we just didn’t get the big hit. You go through stretches like this sometimes, but it’s gonna work itself out.”

    Saved you all from having to tune in to Girardi’s post game.

  161. Pasqua says:

    Uh-oh, kids! “Self-fulfilling prophecy” discussion alert!!

  162. Cy Pettitte says:


  163. NHyankeesfan says:

    just put the ball in play

  164. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    LOL @ Jeter doing a commercial talking about being the best.

  165. Xstar7 says:


  166. Jerome S. says:

    Is there some kind of goddamn statistical explanation as to why this team sucks with RISP?

  167. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Paulie shout out to Words With Friends app!

  168. JohnnyC says:

    Damn it Jeter! Stop making ARod fail with RISP! Stop it now!

  169. Cy Pettitte says:

    thank god, a hit with RISP

  170. Cy Pettitte says:

    2 in a row with RISP? IMPOSSIBLE

  171. Grandy says:

    Hey look, a RISP hit.

  172. mbonzo says:

    Robi and Russ, the only Yanks that can hit with men on?

  173. Mike Axisa says:

    It’s too bad Jeter didn’t make just one out.

  174. King George says:

    Yeah, Robbie doesn’t need to sit.

  175. Kostas says:

    Man, step away for a few minutes and nothing changes. Can we just play Baltimore all the time. They seem to be the only shitty team we can beat.

  176. NHyankeesfan says:

    Did that just happen? or am i imagining things again

  177. Erica says:

    Russell Martin for President and ALL the awards.

  178. Hummingbird S. says:

    cant believe my eyes

  179. Cy Pettitte says:

    now would be a nice time for Swish’s monthly hit.

  180. JobaWockeeZ says:

    They got one this inning! Probably that’s all they’ll get too but any homer ties it up.

  181. King George says:

    Watch Swish hit a bomb. Haha

  182. JohnnyC says:

    Considering Dwayne Murphy’s success with Bautista, will he start getting managing opportunities? John Farrell is managing the Blue Jays because of his perceived success as a pitching coach with the Red Sox and Indians.

  183. Carl says:

    Where were those earlier in the game?

  184. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Not even surprised.

  185. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Why’s it always Swish up in big spots?

    • Jeff Karstens, Male Model says:

      Our lineup is genius like that, any kind of rally will either stumble on Jeter or Swisher.

  186. Jeff Karstens, Male Model says:

    Wouldn’t have minded some Andruw Jones pinch hitting right there.

  187. Hummingbird S. says:

    good job Swisher, way to keep the line moving..

  188. NHyankeesfan says:

    Montero to right field!

    /half joking

  189. Monteroisdinero says:

    The Swish is losing his swagger. At some point, this has to reverse. Or does it?

  190. MikeD says:

    Has Mo pitched this month? (Not that I would bring him in for the 9th; I’d still have CC.)

  191. Grandy says:

    Well lets have a walk off to cover over the cracks, please.

  192. Cy Pettitte says:

    Gardy, Nunie get on, Jeter grounds into a triple play

  193. jon says:

    Cashman needs to call up jeff wilpon and trade beltan for a bag of balls

  194. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Bottom of the 9th:
    Gardner gets on
    Nunez gets on
    Jeter GITP

  195. Dalelama says:

    Can anyone remember a Yankee regular under 35 with a bigger year to year drop off than Swisher?

  196. RollingWave says:

    epic tease

  197. NHyankeesfan says:

    If the yankees manage to tie it up. CC should come out for the 10th. He’s been great tonight aside from a few well placed bloopers

  198. Cy Pettitte says:

    anyone else amazed that blonde chick is STILL talking?

  199. Xstar7 says:

    Do the Yankees have a rally in their bones?

  200. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Remember when Kay used to talk about Jeter possibly reaching 4,000 hits?

  201. CBean says:

    i really miss pie.

  202. jon says:

    wow the yankees could almost go from 1st to 4th tonight

  203. A Gritty Dude's Gritty Dude says:

    RHP with heat. If your trying to win you PH for Jeter with a guy who can turn on an FB, if your trying to respect the captain you don’t.

  204. Cy Pettitte says:

    PH for Jeter, not Nunez…

  205. Hummingbird S. says:

    Posada should hit for Jeter

  206. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Good shit Posada.

  207. Cy Pettitte says:

    Hip Hip!

  208. V says:

    Two chances to tie the game with a single!

  209. Mister Delaware says:

    I would have literally ran from Boston to the Bronx and stabbed Posada if he’d gotten hosed.

  210. NHyankeesfan says:

    alright posada!

  211. Kostas says:

    pinch hitting? Seriously, if there are better hitters on the bench… awwww forget it.

  212. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Jorge with the wheels

  213. Nefarious says:

    I don’t believe what I just saw

  214. JohnnyC says:

    Posada should pinch hit for Nunez and get a double.

  215. The209 says:

    roids don’t always help in the field

  216. Monteroisdinero says:

    Hip Hip Jorge sitting dead red and thank you Bautista with the choke on D.

  217. jon says:

    alright no GIDP for jeter

  218. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Can’t GIDP here.

  219. NHyankeesfan says:

    at least Jeter cant GIDP here

  220. Jeff Karstens, Male Model says:

    Jeter, again.

  221. Mister Delaware says:

    Odds of a 4-3-5 or 6-3-5 are zero, right guys?

  222. Xstar7 says:

    Jorge is so clutch.

  223. Kostas says:

    Upside, Jeter can’t GIDP… positive.

  224. JFH says:

    Jeter will single here.

  225. Pasqua says:

    Understatement of the year: This would be a real feel-good game to win.

  226. Matt says:


  227. JobaWockeeZ says:


  228. Esteban says:

    He should have kept going ahhhhhhhh.

  229. V says:

    Crap, I thought Dickerson had a chance…

  230. Dalelama says:

    Beltran for Swisher straight up?

  231. jetrer says:

    Jeter is absolutely fucking useless.

  232. Pasqua says:

    Ooooooh. Would he have made it? We shall never know.

  233. Mister Delaware says:


  234. A Gritty Dude's Gritty Dude says:

    I guess not causing two outs is clutch

  235. Hummingbird S. says:

    Jeter still useless… please retire soon

  236. NHyankeesfan says:

    please throw a wild pitch

  237. V says:

    They’re afraid of Granderson with good cause.

  238. Monteroisdinero says:

    Jeter with another no risp hit, 15 commercial game.

  239. Xstar7 says:

    Now it’s up to the Grandyman.

  240. V says:

    They’re afraid of Granderson with good cause.

    And that strike call was TOTAL bullshit.

  241. CBean says:

    i really don’t want to get my hopes up here.

  242. Hummingbird S. says:

    ridiculous called strike

  243. Cy Pettitte says:


  244. Esteban says:

    Thank MO for Granderson.

  245. NHyankeesfan says:


  246. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:


  247. Mike Axisa says:

    Curtis fucking Granderson!!!!

  248. Matt says:


  249. Hummingbird S. says:


  250. Mister Delaware says:

    I clapped once, really hard. I’m such a douche.

  251. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:


  252. Pasqua says:

    Grandy. It’s you. It’s always been you.

  253. Jeff Karstens, Male Model says:

    Team MVP.

  254. Carl says:

    SON OF A BITCH, YES!!!!!!!

  255. 28 this year says:

    CC for the 10th?

  256. swishers fauxhawk says:

    So, should Granderson have bunted?

  257. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    CC for the CG win.

  258. Dalelama says:

    Thank God for Curtis!!!!!!

  259. JobaWockeeZ says:


  260. JFH says:


  261. Esteban says:

    Yeah, it’s definitely worth it to leave a game with 2 outs in the ninth.

  262. NHyankeesfan says:

    Give Granderson a statue in monument park

  263. Kostas says:

    Dear Derek

    I have fully supported you your entire career. Presently, you are making it near impossible to argue for you to remain in pinstripes. I sincerely hope that this is just an early season hiccup, otherwise, please use the next month to pull your fucking head out of your ass and start being as productive on the field as you are on commercials. It is fucking annoying to see your GIDP/Stirkeout/WE at bats.

    Thank you.

  264. mbonzo says:

    Comeon TEX!

  265. Jeff Karstens, Male Model says:

    He just…. does it all.

  266. Xstar7 says:


  267. Cy Pettitte says:

    damn, he could have done the Damon

  268. Chris says:

    Those people in the great hall can go fuck themselves…get back in your god dam seats.

  269. MikeD says:

    All those losers in the Great Hall should be blocked from re-entering the Stadium.

  270. Jerome S. says:


  271. Chris says:


  272. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:


  273. CBean says:

    YES!!!! PIE!!!

  274. Reggie C. says:


    CGRAND FOR MVP !!!!!!

  275. JobaWockeeZ says:

    RISP HITS?!?!?

  276. Greg says:


  277. NHyankeesfan says:

    PIE TIME!!!

  278. Pasqua says:

    Finally! That’s been a long fucking time coming!

  279. Nefarious says:


  280. Jeff Karstens, Male Model says:

    HAHAHA!!!!! CC with the CG win!

  281. Mister Delaware says:



    • Monteroisdinero says:

      The triple A Yankees win? :-) Well-Dickerson did score too. But oh if he gets thrown out at 3rd.

      • Mister Delaware says:

        It looked like he had it by a ton but … yeah … in an alternate universe, we’re all ripshit right now and Dickerson’s “do you remember _______” moment would have been written.

  282. Esteban says:

    All the complainers and whiners are gonna be upset after this game.

  283. MikeD says:

    And all you losers here who assumed a loss should be blocked from re-entering RAB!

    Nice win.

  284. Mike Axisa says:

    Get that man some fucking pie.

  285. Rob says:

    Thanks god juan rivera is a shitty first baseman!!!!! Two times!

  286. Cy Pettitte says:

    Teix! amazing game

  287. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:


  288. Hummingbird S. says:

    our 2 best hitters make shit happen!!

  289. Grandy says:

    We shall take it! Thanks.

  290. JimAbbottFan says:

    I know wins don’t really mean much in the grand scheme of things for pitchers, but CC earned every bit of it.

  291. boogie down says:

    Posada looking like Jimmy V out there!

  292. Chris says:

    anyone in the great hall who claims tomorrow to have been there is a liar and should have their yankee fandom revoked.

  293. wow says:

    proved me wrong. well played sirs, well played.

  294. Xstar7 says:

    I just creamed my pants.

  295. Don Juan says:

    And this is why I’ve always been a big believer in never giving up. CC kept us in it and the bats became clutch at the end. What a win.

  296. JFH says:

    wow! two come from behind wins in the last 4 games. a harbinger of things to come?

  297. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Good game, ya’ll.

  298. Carl says:

    From frustration to jubilating walkoff. What a comeback, man.

  299. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Possibly the best part of this win is CC getting a CG win!

    • Foghorn Leghorn says:

      damn straight…needed to win this for the big man! he only had 103 pitches…very good performance…one crap inning.

  300. Simon says:

    I’m certainly glad we got a hit with a runner in scoring position to win the game but I’m especially happy that this walk-off can hopefully give this team an energy boost and put some more life in them going forward. Great win!

  301. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    games like this make me always remember how amazing baseball can be…and people who say baseball is boring is obviously very stupid.

    • Foghorn Leghorn says:

      I’m as big a baseball fan as anyone and I’ll be the first to admit that it can be as boring as watching old people screw sometimes…but unlike the old farts messing around, it can turn on a dime…AND WHAMMO!…you better be paying attention!

  302. Dan says:

    For my Dad’s 61st BDay, he gets a Directv subscription with MLB extra innings (we live in the South) and pie. Awesome.

  303. mbonzo says:

    One of the best wins this year so far.

  304. BigBlueAL says:

    Granderson has to start in the All-Star Game this year.

  305. Foghorn Leghorn says:


  306. mbonzo says:

    Could be a walkoff in Tampa too.

  307. Erica says:

    EXCITING!!! Honestly, this is why I love baseball… those inspiring come-from-behind wins. Gah, it gets me all choked up. Go Yankees.

  308. Monteroisdinero says:

    YCPB. Imagine if Dickerson-who had to be running on his own-gets thrown out at 3rd. Even he knew Derek needed help. Thank God he knew enough to not try to score-would have been out by a mile.

    Grandy getting his hit on a slow curve from Francisco-awesome plate discipline to stay back.

  309. first time lawng time says:


    I heard Gardy, Nuñez, and Jeter were due in the top if the 9th. I saw Gardy was down 0-2 so I’m like fuck this and turned it off.

    I missed it!!

    Whatevs I prefer missing a win than missing a loss.

  310. Dalelama says:

    Nice win despite Jeter and Swisher’s best efforts.

  311. CBean says:

    Ha. One of my coworkers just came back to the office. he’d been at the game with clients and had left in the 8th. I was all YOU MISSED WALKOFF PIE and he was upset. Serves him right for leaving.

  312. Mister Delaware says:

    Where’s Rebuild Greg?

  313. Mister Delaware says:

    Papelbon gives up a jack. Night gets a little better.

  314. Jeff Karstens, Male Model says:

    Sox win, but Rays blow the lead in bot. 8th =)

  315. cr1 says:

    Now if everybody here who spent half the game calling for various players to be benched, traded, sold, fired, maimed, mutilated or killed can JUST DISAPPEAR tomorrow … go watch some team you can actually like …


    too much to hope for.

  316. Dalelama says:

    Best win of the year.

  317. Simon says:

    Anyone see that Dirks fellow in Detroit with that catch? I thought it was a nice catch…

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