May
25

Game 48: Gettin’ Away

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(AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

This 16 games in 16 days stretch has been interesting, to say the least. Six straight losses early on, six wins in eight games with some cameback fun mixed in at the end, it certainly hasn’t been the easiest two weeks on the old blood pressure. A win this afternoon, heading into the off day and west coast trip, would be a fine finish to a decidedly un-Yankees-like stretch of baseball. Here’s the starting nine…

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

Freddy Garcia, SP

The game starts a little after 1pm ET, and you can watch on YES or listen on WCBS 880 if you’re stuck at the office. Enjoy.

Categories : Game Threads
  • ike

    s/o pls explain to me why Gardner isnt in the lineup??!! hes been on a tear for the past month. why does Girardi always over think

    • Clay Bellinger

      Eh, Reyes is left-handed, so Jones is in. Granderson has crushed lefties, so no need to sit him. Someone’s gotta sit.

      • ike

        since when is gardner a platoon outfielder? since when cant he hit lefties? with an off day tom, no reason for gardy not to be out there today

        • Mike HC

          The day game after a night game might have something to do with it as well, plus the lefty. You don’t want to wear Gardner out either. I can see him sitting today.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          215/.338/.306 vs lefties.

          That may be good for you but not for Girardi.

          • Jose the Satirist

            That is his line versus lefty starters just to clarify.

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

              Gotcha. He gets on base well vs lefties and IIRC he didn’t have much of a platoon split in the minors. Either way, giving him a day to see what Jones can do isn’t the worst thing in the world.

          • ike

            most of that was from the early part of the year, when he was struggling to hit off anyone. in his last 100 pa he has a .349/.433/.506 let the kid play especially with an off day tom.

            • CP

              I assume that you would sit Swisher instead. Here are their lines against lefties this year:

              Gardner: .304/.385/.348
              Swisher: .302/.365/.349

              Considering that Swisher sat on Sunday and Monday, I don’t really see a problem with giving Gardner a day off here.

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

            Where in the world did you get those from??

            2011 vs LHP: .304/.385/.348
            2010 vs LHP: .252/.373/.353

            Looks pretty good to me.

            http://www.baseball-reference......1&t=b

            • Jose the Satirist

              He did his career split against lefty starters.

        • Clay Bellinger

          He’s not necessarily a platoon OF, but Jones was brought here to play against lefties and, although he has not fared well to this point, for the time being he’s going to get that opportunity to become that power right handed bat.

    • Jose the Satirist

      I just looked up the tear he has been on. In his last 100 PA he has a .349/.433/.506 line. Didn’t realize he was doing that well for that period of time.

    • A-Rod’s Wingman

      Well Andruw hit two jacks so alls well that ends well, I guess.

  • Sean C

    Here’s to hoping that I won’t be sitting at my desk cussing under my breath for the rest of the afternoon while listening to John and Suze.

    • Mister Delaware

      On the flipside for me, its days like this that make working from home more bearable.

      • Clay Bellinger

        Jealous of that.

    • MannyGeee

      almost a foregone conclusion. John+Suze = uncontrollable swearing under your breath.

  • NHyankeesfan

    Im worried Russel Martin’s going to be used up by the allstar break

    • MannyGeee

      just in time for the Jesus?

      • Mike HC

        Alongside some of the veterans getting hot (Tex, ARod, Swisher, Cano) when Granderson and Martin inevitably cool off a little bit. That is how it usually works anyway with this Yankee team and in general. Some guys hot, some guys cold.

    • jon

      in the AL east only 2 catchers a caught 40+ games

      martin 41 and weiters 40

      everyone else has caught around 35

      • MannyGeee

        FWIW, this is most likely due to Cervelli missing time. If Gus Molina didn’t blow, I would imagine Russ would be in that area…

      • Mike HC

        We needed him to carry the squad to a certain extent early in the season. Gotta use the guy when he is hot.

        But agreed will probably tire down the stretch a bit.

      • Esteban

        He caught a lot of games early when there were rain outs and Gus Molina was the backup. I am surprised to see him in a day game after a night game. He’s been one of the Yankees’ most consistently good hitters though.

    • CP

      I thought that Girardi LOVED Cervelli and would do anything in his power to get him in the lineup. Perhaps that little narrative was a little off?

  • Billy Mumphrey

    Yesterday’s comeback means nothing if we can’t take the series today. We can’t continue to lose series, especially at home.

    • Mike HC

      Winning one is better than getting swept.

    • http://twitter.com/steveh_MandAura Steve H

      So if they don’t win today, last nights win is stricken from the record?

      • Clay Bellinger

        Of course. Haven’t you heard? The standings are being determined by series now, rather than individual games.

    • Clay Bellinger

      Smart comment.

      • Esteban

        He posted the same thing in the recap thread.

        TROLL HARD WITH A VENGEANCE

        • Clay Bellinger

          I saw that too. The dude is brutal.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Why people continue to feed them when they’re annoying is beyond me.

          • Esteban

            Sometimes it’s hard to know who is just trolling, and the people who have an anachronistic, naive, shortsighted, irrational, or rash opinions. Bily Mumphrey is just a troll, but I think someone like FTLT means well even if I find her annoying at times.

      • Clay Bellinger #

        The fact that I said my own comment was smart makes me stoooopid dur dur dur

        • icebird753

          ^ lol just kidding man

        • Clay Bellinger

          Hmm..

          1) This isn’t me, it’s an asshole. Probably Mumphrey.
          2) Where did I call my own comment smart? Oh, nowhere.

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

    Hoping Sweaty Freddy can improve on this performance: http://www.baseball-reference......4290.shtml

    Like to see him put less than 12 runners on base in this one.

  • Mister Delaware

    Game over. Season over. We suck. Trade everyone.

  • jon

    1 one 1 triple

    ugh

  • Greg

    Anyone know an online radio stream?

    • MannyGeee

      gots to buy it. MLB is mega strict about Internet radio stream they don’t get a piece of. any stations that broadcast streams over the air are either blacked out over the web or go to ‘regular scheduled programming’…

  • King George

    Good grief. Here we go again.

    • Mister Delaware

      See, this is why people like you look stupid. If you think that, just say it to yourself and move on. Typing it out lets people like me mock you for your insta-panic ways.

  • Mister Delaware

    Clifflee doesn’t hit like that.

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

    Nunez makes my blood pressure ESSSPLODE!

  • Yank The Frank

    Lead off triple – no runs – Freddy get Ready.

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

    Very nice Freddy, though the hacky Jays certainly helped.

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    Freddy Garcia picked up Nunez’s blitz on Tex nicely there.

    • King George

      +1

    • jon

      I loled

    • Mike HC

      haha

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

    Yay! Bring that .308 OBP up a tick for our leadoff hitter.

  • King George

    DJ with a double?!?!?

    • David, Jr.

      Legit extra base hit?!?!???

  • FIPster Doofus

    Granderson is so awesome.

  • Esteban

    John Sterling just said we shouldn’t worry about Jeter’s ability to hit for power because he’s hit for power in the last two weeks.

  • jon

    the grandy man

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

    Heart you, Curtis.

    • Greg

      Should live chat the game :)

  • http://Www.or.ly JM

    Yay scoring first! Maybe the RISPFAIL switched from the Yanks to the Blue Jays in the 8th inning last night.

    • http://Www.or.ly JM

      Spoke too soon

  • Urban

    A vintage hit from Derek makes me feel all warm and nostalgic, remembering the past. Another hit from Grandy reminds me of the present.

    Go Yanks!

  • Esteban

    Curtis Granderson is a god.

  • jon

    please let it be one of those games for the OTHER team for once

  • Urban

    We’ll see how they score it? Uhh, an error, Michael.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Curtis is amazing

    lol Aaron Hill

  • Kostas

    Nice to see other teams fail.

  • RollingWave

    If I were a Jays fan I’d smash my TV with fist by now…

  • RollingWave

    This guy can’t find the strike zone, don’t swing until 2 strikes or seomthing

  • Andy

    Alex’s leg kick is back. Did you see how high it was on that swing?

  • Cy Pettitte

    1 run….they got off too easy lol

  • FIPster Doofus

    Shitty luck.

  • Yank The Frank

    The Lord giveth and taketh away. Crap.

  • Urban

    Yikes.

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

    Fuck it. If that inning is any indication, poor little Jo Jo is about to get rocked.

    • MannyGeee

      don’t speak so soon. Freddy is due for a shelling.

  • RollingWave

    WTF!!!!!!

  • Mister Delaware

    Kim Jones confirms the Yankees would have lowered their own chances of winning in 9 had Gardner reached. Good stuff, Girardi.

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

    Wish we had A-Jax for that play.

  • RollingWave

    Fuck it. If that inning is any indication, poor little Jo Jo is about to get rocked. settle down and pitch a shutout from here till the 9th inning.

  • V

    Greg: “Anyone know an online radio stream?”

    Do you have a smartphone? MLB At Bat app is -awesome-. $15 for EVERY GAME in the season, home and away broadcasts, English and Spanish.

    • MannyGeee

      +1

      even if you listen to 1 game a week (while at work or in the car, whatevs)… this thing is totally worth it.

      • V

        And want to listen to Vin Scully call the Dodgers? Boom. Bob Uecker call the Brewers? Boom.

        Really an awesome app.

    • Greg

      Excellent, I appreciate it.

    • Esteban

      That’s what I’m using now (god I hate John and Susan!). How is it cheaper than the mlb.com audio?

      Also, anyone know how delayed it is?

      • Esteban

        I see it’s about a minute behind Gameday, so, what 2 minutes behind live?

      • Kostas

        That is what I have and I think it depends. Found it can be behind Gameday, ahead of TV, but I think it is just 3 seconds at most… or enough time to delay the stupidity that flows from Suzyn….

        Could her voice not work for George Costanza’s mother?

      • MannyGeee

        MLB.com audio is 19.99 for the season. I listen to it at work jus about any time there is an interesting game on during the day.

        • MannyGeee

          my bad, misunderstood the question.

          great question. Got to imagine MLB will get wise to it and lower the price of the CPU app next season in order to keep it relevent, otherwise everyone will just go smartphone…

  • Cy Pettitte

    Cano is toooo smooth, lol

  • Mister Delaware

    Jesus, Robbie. Back off.

    • Mister Delaware

      Maybe not, replay didn’t look like Swish was yelling.

  • Yank The Frank

    Freddy is great pitcher to have in a series following CC. Two completely different looks.

  • Cy Pettitte

    this is a guy Swisher should mash

    • RollingWave

      “this is a guy Swisher Andruw should mash”

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

    Yay Andruw. That’s why he’s on the roster, folks.

    • Esteban

      call up Jorge Vasquez says no one today

      • Clay Bellinger

        but what about El Chato?

  • jon

    and thats why jones is in the lineup today

  • Cy Pettitte

    Andruw crushing lefties makes me happy

  • Karl Krawfid

    Release Jones! Oh wait.

  • Billy Mumphrey

    And that’s why Andruw is on this roster, to smash lefties.

  • James A

    thats what hes here to do baby
    crushed right there

  • MannyGeee

    Andruw is ‘Keeping up with the Jonses’…. ugh, I take back all the great things I said about the MLB app. John + Suze = BRUTAL

    • http://Www.or.ly JM

      I just bought that app yesterday. It’s amazing and I got it so when I get sick of Waldman and Sterling I can switch broadcasts.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    That’ll do.

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

    Andruw Jones:

    Better than JoVa.

  • V

    Wow. The Twins have put six balls in play vs. Bedard. An infield single and five groundouts (one was a double play).

    • MannyGeee

      Twins = shit.

      can’t wait to trade Nunez for Pavano in a month…

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

        Nunez for Pavano seems fun, actually. Not that it would ever happen.

    • Jose the Satirist

      I’m confused. Why is this a “wow” situation?

      • CP

        I am too, but now that I look at it, Bedard might be an interesting trade candidate. He’s having a solid bounceback year, and it probably wouldn’t cost too much to acquire him since he’s a FA at the end of the year.

  • Greg

    Thanks Cleavland, deciding you are not as good as you’ve been vs Boston.

    • V

      Their pitching is going to come back to Earth this Summer. Too many high 80s guys pitching out of their minds.

      Of course, my only Red Sox player on my fantasy team isn’t playing (Youkilis).

    • Jose the Satirist

      A Talbot and Lester matchup is a little lopsided.

      • MannyGeee

        yeah, youre proly right… The Sawx are just gonna have to fight and grit against Talbot to keep up…

    • FIPster Doofus

      Salty just went yard again.

      • RollingWave

        generally the perfect measurement of when a pitcher sucks bad

      • AndrewYF

        Yeah, he’s only really hitting vs. pitchers having awful days.

        I’m just glad that maybe this will fool the Red Sox into thinking they were clever enough to turn Salty into a major leaguer and eschew actual players to replace him.

  • Yank The Frank

    Grandy Man is on fire!!

  • MannyGeee

    OK Granderson is officially in beast mode. everything is just hammered.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Curtis is gonna be hitting .300 soon

  • Mister Delaware

    I love games that O’Neill does.

    • Urban

      So do I. It’s not like he’s a great, trained broadcaster, but he does add a good perspective from the player’s point of view, and usually provides something insightful from that perspective at least once a game. Overall, though, he adds a bit of humor to the broadcast. And, of yeah, he’s Paul O’Neill. We love him.

    • Clay Bellinger

      I agree. He’s pretty awesome.

    • FIPster Doofus

      He’s good. Cone, Singleton, Leiter and O’Neill are all fun to listen to. Flaherty, not so much.

  • Ben from Stanford

    Esteban, if you’re using the MLB app for radio, why are you listening to Jon and Suzyn rather than the Toronto broadcast? I almost always listen to the opposing broadcast when I’m listening online.

    • MannyGeee

      just made the switch, its like listening to a real ballgame! god to I hate John + Suze!

    • MannyGeee

      the sounds from the field are insane on the Toronto broadcast too! you could hear the announcers on the field, the AB music, everything!

      • Ben from Stanford

        Yep, almost always better to do that.

      • Esteban

        Yeah, good idea, should be doing that. I did that last year but I hated the Indians announcers, so I stayed with John and Suzyn.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Teix! fuck yea

    • King George

      Tex*

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    Rally Killer.

  • Billy Mumphrey

    Bats have come alive today. What a way to go out before the west coast trip.

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

    These damn guys with their damn homers.

  • Yank The Frank

    Dammit, what are they doing with all these home runs? That’s not solid baseball!!

  • MannyGeee

    Tex is just insane

  • RollingWave

    what is this hitting thing….

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

    Let’s go Swish.

  • Urban

    So Kay not making the west coast trip? My love-hate relationship with him means I enjoy a game or two when he’s away, but then I feel the broadcast loses something without him. I may have to knife myself for a Flaherty/Lorenz broadcast, especially since it will be late at night. I might fall asleep.

    They need O’Neill to pair with Lorenz when Kay is gone.

    I’m guessing Kay’s contract must have just come up for renewal and he negotiated time off, probably related to getting married.

  • RollingWave

    plz start hitting Swish

  • Cy Pettitte

    how can you not run into 1 win in 28 starts? that’s amazing

    Coltrane express ftw

  • RollingWave

    oh shit who’s hurt?

  • Cuso

    This is when Swisher hits homers. When they’re up 5-0 and they mean nothing. Here it comes…

  • RollingWave

    ugggggggh, come on Swish, your a guy i REALLY don’t want to root against.

    • Tim

      Why would you root against him? Because he isn’t hitting? Are you rooting against Jeter and Posada, too?

      • Cuso

        Swish has been far worse than Jeter & Posada.

        And he doesn’t have either of their legacies with the team.

        He may have a ring, but he’s completely shit the bed in both the 2009/2010 playoffs.

        I don’t buy his happy act, never have.

        • Clay Bellinger

          but considering he plays a part in the success/failure of the team, you’d obviously hope that he does well.

          • Cuso

            I hope that he reverts back to doing what he’s actually good at and can help the team with – that being drawing walks.

            The guy cannot swing his way out of a slump, period. And he goes up there every at-bat like he’s going to hit the homer to break his awful stretch.

            I HOPE he realizes this sometime soon and starts working counts and getting on base.

          • Mike HC

            Looking at all the posts from people who seem to take such joy in Jeter not coming through, I think it is safe to say that with some fans, there comes a point where you start to root against a player. Like you don’t want to keep being dissappointed, so taking joy in their outs is the only way to get satisfaction from them.

            • Clay Bellinger

              You may be right, but that approach is insane.

        • Mike HC

          Does that mean you don’t like his personality? Or that you think he is really the sad clown? Or both?

          • Mister Delaware

            Who doesn’t miss the good ol’ days of Randy Johnson.

            • Mike HC

              get that camera out of my face.

          • Cuso

            I’ve learned to accept the constant smile and good cheer. But I still think it’s a bit disingenuous.

            When he starts bobbing his head talking about “his” creatures and saying how big a particular hit that he had to get him going…..

            Yeah, I admit it. I throw up in my mouth a little.

            • CP

              What makes you think it’s disingenuous? I think that’s just the kind of guy he is, and it’s sort of refreshing to have someone with a personality.

              • Mike HC

                Yea, he is great from a fans perspective. And as RollingWave demonstrated, no matter how much he struggles, he is just a guy you want to root for.

                • Cuso

                  From a fans’ perspective?

                  Why? Because he waves and giggles a lot?

                  I’m not trying to single you out, but I hear that “great for the fans” bullshit angle a lot.

                  He’s no “better” for the fans that Granderson or Gardner are.

                  He has to use a boisterous personality to “get over.”

                  I love Granderson’s and Gardner’s approaches. Fans love their approaches too.

                  Swisher might be engaging to FAIR-WEATHER FANS who would otherwise be bored.

                  But guess what? As any die-hard (i hate that term) fan will tell you, “they ain’t real fans.”

                  • Mike HC

                    You have something against Swisher. Which is fine. I don’t care. My comment was not intended to disparage any other Yankee, or any Yankee fans.

                    Someone that Swisher reminds you of must of slept with your wife or something, ha.

                    • Cuso

                      Lol.

                      You’re right in that he reminds me of someone that I know that I really, REALLY dislike.

              • Cuso

                I said “a bit” disingenuous.

                I understand his personality is upbeat. But he forces it from time to time.

                In any event, it’s irrelevant. While his personality may rub me the wrong way, I’m sure everyone else adores him.

                It’s his bat and lack of plate discipline, and constant poor angles and bobbles in the outfield that drive me nuts.

                YES, I know he’s got outfield assists this year, but he’s also made awful throws.

                I see a guy that wants to be a hero constantly, that wants to show off constantly, that acts goofy constantly.

                You can all love him. We’ll just have to agree to disagree.

            • Mike HC

              What goes up, must come down. So I agree with you to a certain extent.

  • Urban

    Gotta be Barfield.

  • nsalem

    correct it was

  • Cy Pettitte

    lol 81mph nothingball to the back

  • Mike HC

    I answer Bautista to that question.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Soooooooo nice to have someone who throws out a respectable % of runners

  • Skip

    I like this O’Neill coming out of retirement story…this is why I love having a broadcast crew of former players…makes me like them even more.

    • Urban

      O’Neill looks like he can still play. He looks like he hasn’t aged a day in ten years.

  • Brazilian Fan

    Wow Garcia ia awesome so far. Comeback player of the year?

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

      He’ll have to compete with Bartolo and Martin.

    • Chip

      I think you’re forgetting another dude in the rotation

      • Urban

        Face it, Garcia, Colon and Russell Martin all have great cases.

        • Mike HC

          I would say out of those three it is Martin, and easily. He is maybe playing the best out of anyone at his position. Colon and Garcia are not even close to top of theirs.

        • Clay Bellinger

          Yeah, pretty awesome that we can even have three guys in the convo.

  • Yank The Frank

    Bye Bye Jo Jo

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

    Geez, the Yankees don’t catch a break on the west coast either. They run into Pineda, Felix and then Cahill, Anderson and Gonzalez. That’s a rough trip.

    • Cy Pettitte

      hopefully they miss Weaver and Haren

    • Jose the Satirist

      Haven’t the Yankees been pretty good against Gio?

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

        Yes but Gio seems like he has finally matured into the pitcher they thought he was going to be. He’s a different pitcher. I wouldn’t put too much stock into past numbers.

        • Jose the Satirist

          I still believe the Yankees can hit him even though the previous numbers are a super small sample. He had a 2.9 ERA last year against all teams except the Yankees, but the Yankees still managed to score 10 runs in 8.1 innings. His control has improved but I think the Yankees may just see him well.

  • Urban

    Barfield has the best arm I’ve seen, and that’s saying alot, since I’ve been watching games since the days of Dwight Evans, who is right up there at the top.

  • bonestock94

    I love Paul O’neill.

  • Kostas

    Seems that after watching clips of Jeter, his balance is off. Wonder if that was the reason for the non stride they tried? Anyone know…

    • Brazilian Fan

      i think he is just too old.

    • Mike HC

      His balance is off in the field too. It is called getting older. Kind of sucks to watch.

    • Urban

      His line-drive percentage, which used to be up in the 20% range, is down to slightly below 12%. He just can’t drive the ball to right as he did for about fifteen years. I’m afraid to say it’s simply age. So, yes, his balance may appear off, but that’s what happens when a player loses just a fraction of bat speed. It’s cruel game and it’s going to get worse.

  • Mike Myers

    the boston game is close

    • http://notanevilempire.com Steve O.

      Heh.

    • Cuso

      It’s only a 2-touchdown game.

  • jon

    cano is so god damn smooth

    • Mike HC

      yup

  • Karl Krawfid

    Blown strike 3 call turns to a double.

  • Mister Delaware

    Love watching Martin receive the ball.

  • Brazilian Fan

    lol at freddy change ups

  • Cy Pettitte

    there goes the CGSO, lol

  • Cy Pettitte

    potential dumb question: why do hitters have such a hard time picking up the split finger? can’t they see the seems between the fingers coming out of his hand?

    • Mister Delaware

      I imagine if it were that easy, you could pick up any other obvious grips like the slider too. Maybe guys who are a bit more short arm (Jason Motte, for some reason, comes to mind) or guys with almost no deception who expose their hands early might be easier to read but, for the most part, you’re looking spin.

      (Granted, I haven’t hit live pitching in a decade and a half and I doubt anyone had a splitter anyway.)

  • first time lawng time

    Had no idea they were playing this afternoon.
    Came home and saw they were up 5-0.

    Cool.

  • Esteban

    Goddamnit, AtBat audio is 4 pitches behind Gameday.

    And Thanks Ben from Stamford for the reminder to switch to the Toronto broadcasters.

    • Ben from Stanford

      Glad to help. If one less person has to listen to Sterling I’m happy :).

      Does it stay 4 pitches behind if you refresh the page? Sometimes that works.

  • jon

    good news: Jeter is no longer the worst hitter on the team

    bad news: nick swisher is

  • Cy Pettitte

    Andruw! certified lefty masher

    el chato who?

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

    I don’t think anyone will be asking why Jorge Vazquez isn’t up today.

    • MannyGeee

      depends, can JoVa play RF???

      @NickSwisher

    • A-Rod’s Wingman

      Did those people forget Shelly Duncan?

  • Greg

    Andruw Jones

  • Karl Krawfid

    Release this man!

  • Yank The Frank

    Jonsey, Jonsey Jonsey

  • Jesus Montero

    oh……ANDRUW!!!!!!

  • Mike HC

    Andrew Jones baby! Marcus Thames version 2.0.

    • Greg

      Marcus Thames with defense.

      • Mike HC

        yea. And a couple of more career homeruns as well.

  • http://Www.or.ly JM

    Toolittlehomers

  • Mike HC

    hahah … ARod had to remind Cano to give a shit about the homerun.

  • Esteban

    I dig Andruw Jones’ AB intro music, “Hustle Hard”

    And wooooo, ANDRUW. Keeping the JoVa crowd at bay.

  • Xstar7

    As soon as I flip the TV on, Andruw mashes one to center. This game looks like it’s going well so far.

  • jon

    yikes this weekend is not going to be good for the yankees

    • Clay Bellinger

      The Yanks jump out to 6 run lead, and this is what comes to mind?

      • Greg

        We havent seen Pineda before. That’s gonna suck.
        Hernandez owns us.

        Basically we’re putting this one on the left side and looking ahead.

        • Esteban

          Wow, the preemptive whining. I’m not even mad; I’m impressed with your ability to be pessimistic.

          • Greg

            Its my nature, man. I’m the Lewis Black of this board.

            • Esteban

              Isn’t Lewis Black supposedly funny?

              • Mister Delaware

                I don’t know about Lewis Black, but that comment sure was.

              • Greg

                I meant in terms of behavior, not comedy. He’s my favorite comedian. This generation’s George Carlin.

              • Urban

                Supposedly, but he’s not funny at all.

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

          Yeah but Pineda’s not a finesse guy. The Yankees have trouble with the finesse guys they haven’t seen before. Pineda’s all fastball-slider. They got to Drabek, another power pitcher, when they saw him for the first time last year.

        • Clay Bellinger

          I’m aware of why people are thinking the way they are, but it’s a losers mentality. As amazing as Felix is, he has like 16 losses the last two years – lets give him one more.

          • Esteban

            Co-sign

  • first time lawng time

    Nova vs Hernandez

    that’s laughable.

    • David N

      Yankees win that one 14-2.

      YCPB,S (please?)

  • Greg

    Only game we take against Seattle is Sunday

  • Brazilian Fan

    Yankees are Felix bitches

  • Cy Pettitte

    Swisher and a prospect for Ichiro

    Ichiro
    Grandy
    Teix
    ARod
    Cano
    Martin
    Jorge
    Jeter
    Gardner

    • Brazilian Fan

      really?

      • Esteban

        Yeah. Really?

    • Greg

      Interesting.

      But Seattle would hang up the phone.

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

      Have you seen how Ichiro is hitting this year? He’s not Ichiro anymore, he’s just another guy with no power. The Yankees don’t need another late-30’s singles hitter making almost $20M a year.

      • Clay Bellinger

        Not to mention, the Yanks aren’t on the best of terms with the M’s front office.

      • MannyGeee

        I assume this is a jab at Jeter, except Jeter is not hitting singles this year…

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

          It’s not a jab at Jeter, just a jab at overrated, overpaid, and old players. The whole lot of ‘em.

    • http://none Favrest

      I’d consider that deal. I really value Swisher’s presence. He’s been like this before. Hopefully, Kevin Long can straighten him out. I see a lot of the same things in Jeter and Jorge too. It’s bat speed, but it’s also a recognition of pitches. Swisher was right on the fastball in the 7th, or so he thought. If it was a fastball, it would have been roped. Too bad it a change up.

  • Xstar7

    Freddy is pitching to the score

  • Greg

    Get the bullpen warming

  • tom

    Doesn’t this seem like time for a new pitcher? Everyone’s rested; off-day tomorrow. Why put his one in any doubt?

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    Meh. So Freddy’s mainly a six inning pitcher, no biggie. Gotta get the pen fired up, though.

    • jon

      i will take 6+ innings of 3 run ball every day from a guy like freddy

      • Esteban

        Especially given the expectations.

  • Yank The Frank

    Bring on Houdini

  • Cy Pettitte

    nice Nunie

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

    Nice little play by Nunez.

  • Greg

    Good play by Nunez. There’s hope.

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    Very nice, Nunez. Very nice.

  • Xstar7

    That was a terrific 0.2 IP for Robertson.

  • Greg

    Well that was easy.

  • David N

    Another day, another escape for D-Rob.

  • MannyGeee

    Nunez = Best defensive infielder on the team (so long as it does not involve throwing to first)

  • Greg

    McDonald showed Jeter range right there.

  • Yank The Frank

    Tack on please. Thank you.

  • Esteban

    Damn, Granderson only needs 15 pts of OBP or SLG to get his OPS to 1.000. Yeah, OPS is not a great stat, but that would still be AWESOME.

  • Greg

    I might have bunted Martin in order for the tack on to begin

    (ducks for cover)

  • Cy Pettitte

    Swish flirting with the Mendoza line

    • Greg

      Also flirting with gettind traded.

      Just thought about this last night. What about Hunter Pence?

      • jdp

        why do people think that other teams will want to trade for our guys who are having bad years?

        • Greg

          He’s been the subject of trade rumors with the Phillies and of course I would include a prospect with that trade.

      • Esteban

        Why would the Astros trade away Hunter Pence?

        • Clay Bellinger

          They wouldn’t….although their GM is Ed Wade, who’s atrocious.

        • Greg

          Braves and Orioles have also called in according to Jayson Stark

          • Clay Bellinger

            “Stark hears that the Braves, Orioles and Phillies have some interest in Hunter Pence. A rival executive says Wade would need an immense haul to justify trading Pence, who is under team control through 2013.”

            Nick Swisher is not an “immense haul” and the need doesn’t warrant throwing in top-notch prospects.

        • Greg

          Also some people think it is in their best interest.

          http://houston.sbnation.com/ho.....es-orioles

      • Griffey’s Grotequely Swollen Jaw

        not happening. Pence is basically Houston’s offense. he’s young and cheap. no way that happens.

        • Mister Delaware

          But he looks and moves … special.

      • pat

        I’m sure the Astros will do Swish for Pence straight up.

        • Greg

          Of course I would send a prospect too.

          • pat

            Montero and Banuelos

          • CP

            Up until this point, I thought you were just suggesting Pence as a replacement for Swisher (which is a reasonable suggestion). I don’t see how Swisher would fit into any trade at this point as anything other than a salary dump.

      • Kosmo

        In your dreams

    • Clay Bellinger

      That Mendoza line is a bitch, he should stay away from her.

  • Dela G

    this has been a great game to watch at work on the ol mlb.tv

  • Xstar7

    Another long single. Nice play by Brett.

  • Dela G

    great play by grittster

  • Xstar7

    There you go Joba, there you go.

  • Yank The Frank

    Great DP started by the Captain.

  • Dela G

    lol at walking jose molina

  • Greg

    Joba with the cardinal sin of walking Jose Molina I think

  • FIPster Doofus

    LOL at the Paul O’Neill game summary.

    • Cy Pettitte

      LOL at Kay’s laugh, that was ridiculous

  • Greg

    Mo might need the work. Hasnt pitched in a week

  • Xstar7

    94 mph heater from Mo? I like it. Aaand there’s the ballgame.

  • Greg

    As soon as he retires HIRE HIM AS BULLPEN COACH

    • Xstar7

      +42

    • Esteban

      I don’t Mo can teach his cutter.