Game 50: The King


(AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

So, Felix Hernandez. He’s pretty good at this pitching thing, winning the Cy Young Award last year thanks to a 8.36 K/9, 2.68 BB/9, and 3.04 FIP. King Felix has actually been even better this season, posting some gaudy peripherals in his 11 starts: 8.92 K/9, 2.43 BB/9, and 2.31 FIP. He also has a history of crushing the Yankees, in case you were thinking upset. Here’s the starting nine…

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

Ivan Nova, SP

Tonight’s game can be seen on YES locally or MLB Network nationally. If you’re home and still wake, try to enjoy.

Schedule Update: The Yankees and Twins will make up their April 6th rain out on Monday, September 19th at 1:05pm ET. That’s not terrible for New York, who will be coming back from Toronto that Sunday night and waiting for the Rays to come to town that Tuesday. Sucks they lose an off day that late in the year, though.

Categories : Game Threads


  1. Xstar7 says:

    Ivan Nova vs Felix Hernandez? Reverse lock please.

  2. ultimate913 says:

    King Felix’s last 4 starts vs. NYY: 4-0, 0.51 ERA, .197 BAA, with 3 complete games.

    So uhhhh, everyone must feel pretty confident about this, right? :(

    Considering the matchups, I expect a 2 – 0 M’s win with a CG SHO by Felix.

    Maybe tomorrow, guys. Maybe tomorrow.

  3. Pat D says:

    Can’t wait until Felix is a Yankee later this year.

    /unrealistic delusional Yankees fan’d

  4. FIPster Doofus says:

    This will probably suck.

  5. Kiersten says:

    So, uh, how we all feel about the Yankees facing King Felix, is that how the fans of the 29 other teams feel when Mariano Rivera comes into the game?

  6. Avi says:

    There’s no way the Yanks get josh Bell at #51 with Boston picking four times before them.

  7. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Expecting the no no here. I’ll be pleasantly surprised if they can pull off a hit.

  8. Mike Axisa says:

    At least they won’t get perfect game’d.

  9. Jerome S. says:

    This town has some fucked up BAbip rules.

  10. smurfy says:

    that was a good set of at-bats: Jete sent a wakeup call, and Tex just missed on the low fastball. Arod was on the beam, just a little off in timing.

  11. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    “Smoak On the Water” lol Coney

  12. Xstar7 says:

    Alright Yankees, let’s get some long at-bats going. We need to make Hernandez work if we want to win this ballgame. Oh shit I forgot, Robinson Cano is leading off.

  13. Cy Pettitte says:

    Damn Robbie

  14. Ivan says:

    Great All Around AB by Cano and of course hits the Homer.

  15. Mike Axisa says:

    There’s your run, Ivan. Make it stick.

    (yay robbie)

  16. FIPster Doofus says:

    Such a beautiful swing.

  17. smurfy says:

    oh, cano is loooking good

  18. Jerome S. says:

    That’s all the runs we need.

    G’night, everybody!

  19. Xstar7 says:

    Russell with teh patience.

  20. Nefarious says:

    Doesn’t Robbie know that “real” baseball is a double, advance to third on a groundout to second and score on a sacrifice fly. (or better yet, bunt him to third and safety squeeze the run)

  21. swishers fauxhawk says:

    This strike zone is a gem.

  22. Xstar7 says:

    Jorge is so slow

  23. smurfy says:

    swish with hte loud swish. The King didn’t like that…

  24. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Coney with the FIP reference!

  25. Don Juan says:

    David Cone is the best analyst in baseball.

  26. V says:

    David Cone is my hero.

  27. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Chone Figgins really irritates me.

  28. Jerome S. says:


  29. JobaWockeeZ says:

    David Cone aka tangotiger.

  30. Pat D says:

    Unfortunately, Ken is mis-understanding the point of FIP.

    No, a pitcher shouldn’t be penalized for getting better run support. But we should be able to tell which pitcher actually pitched better, regardless of run support.

  31. smurfy says:

    the Yanks are presenting a good challenge.

  32. V says:

    Making Felix work, at least. He looks uncharacteristically wild.

    • the tenth inning stretch says:

      I’m wondering if his arm is sore from that Jeter liner and maybe that’s affecting him. I hope so, but hopefully not with any long-term affects.

    • L.E.D. says:

      He’s at 40 after 2. last inning was 6,5,5,6,5. :)

  33. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Usually I’d be mad that the Yanks got Martin to 2nd with one out and stranded him, but it’s Felix, so I’m just excited to see someone make it to 2nd.

  34. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Obviously Angels but in before someone says Felix is worth more than every other pitcher in the MLB combined.

  35. Jerome S. says:

    Safeco: where careers go to die

  36. Xstar7 says:

    Walking the leadoff man is a baseball no-no. Right Michael Kay?

  37. FIPster Doofus says:

    Kenny’s kind of annoying me tonight, which is rare. Cone is God.

  38. Xstar7 says:

    The Mariners get all the BABIP luck.

  39. Cy Pettitte says:

    another one of these fucking innings….

  40. Pat D says:

    Not quite 11 innings, and they’ve gotten BABIP’d to death.

  41. Mike Axisa says:

    Down, down Ivan. Get the ball down if you plan on getting a ground ball.

  42. V says:

    I thought Jeter had a chance at 1st for the DP…

  43. Pat D says:

    I think Kennedy should have forced Martin to make a decision.

  44. Pat D says:

    Effing A.

  45. Cy Pettitte says:

    how many runs can this sh*t offense score without getting a hit? ridiculous

  46. Mike Axisa says:

    Death by RBI ground out.

  47. Xstar7 says:

    The Mariners just get all the luck don’t they? Fucking RBI groundouts and cheap I field hits.

  48. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Can we send Seattle to the NL?

  49. tom says:

    Apart from the walk, Nova’s done everything right this inning, and has been screwed at each turn. I thought double play as each of the next three batters had the ball leave their bats.

    BABIP has been deeply cruel to the Yanks this year.

  50. Xstar7 says:

    Jeter has had some good swings today. He was BABIP fucked out of a hit in the first inning.

  51. the tenth inning stretch says:

    I like Jeter’s aggressiveness tonight, at the plate and on the bases. Gotta make things happen against Felix.

  52. Don Juan says:

    He was out.

  53. Pat D says:

    Thanks, Derek.

  54. Cy Pettitte says:


    too many homers…

  55. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Teix message!

  56. Xstar7 says:


  57. Mike Axisa says:

    And boom goes the dynamite.

  58. FIPster Doofus says:

    Dylan Teixeira spits hot fire.

  59. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Teix helps my team AND helps my team today! Win.

  60. Don Juan says:

    That man is on fire! 3 runs off Felix through 2 1/3rd is outstanding.

  61. smurfy says:

    oh, my Tex! you are offically on fire.

  62. Ray the Anti-Handle says:


  63. Pat D says:

    Too many homers.

  64. Ben says:


  65. JobaWockeeZ says:

    That’s a belly to belly in YS3.

  66. Ivan says:


  67. first time lawng time says:

    This is the first time in my life that I have ever witnessed the Yankees score 3 runs off Felix.


    A win would be even cooler.

  68. V says:

    Wow… we could possibly knock Felix out in less than 6 at this pace…

  69. Jesus Montero says:

    The way King felix is pitching should only tell us one thing…….He is not far from being traded to us!!!

  70. Ben from Stanford says:

    Felix is awesome, but those who were expecting him to throw a shutout against the best hitting team in the league were being a little ridiculous. His ERA is 3, not 0.00.

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

      Career 2.73 ERA against the Yankees. A team right now is inconsistent on offense.

      Jeter probably had the most important hit ball when Felix got hurt.

      • Ben from Stanford says:

        How are they inconsistent on offense? People keep saying that but I don’t think it’s true. Every team score more runs some nights and fewer runs other nights. Also, 2.73 ERA does not mean scoring a couple runs off of him should be a surprise.

    • FIPster Doofus says:

      He threw 26 innings against the Yankees last season and gave up one earned run. Pessimism was warranted entering this game.

  71. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Yanks have 3 runs off Felix on 2 HRs, and the M’s have already had their ridiculous BABIP inning. This might be the best I’ve ever felt about facing Felix.

  72. Pat D says:

    Does anyone know what that AT&T commercial with the “flash mob” thing is about? What the fuck is a “flash mob?” What am I missing?

    I MUST KNOW!!!

  73. BigBlueAL says:

    Ichiro’s walk-up music for this at-bat was S&M. Love it.

  74. Mike Axisa says:

    Good grief. Yankees score, Nova puts the leadoff hitter on without making him get a hit. Twice now.

  75. Ben from Stanford says:

    Wow, Kim Jones must have gone back and forth between Swisher and Gutierrez about 10 times to relay that entire dialog.

  76. first time lawng time says:

    Ummm…throw strikes, Nova?

  77. JM says:

    Really random, really delayed, and has NOTHING to do with baseball, but How did Derrick Rose win MVP? He wasnt in the top 5 in any major categories and shot 44%. Am I missing something? Howard or LeBron were much better choices and without Howard the Magic are Cavs bad.

    • L.E.D. says:

      His team was the “surprise” team + best record + Lebron hate + highlights + right place + right time + etc….

      • Xstar7 says:

        Well said

      • JM says:

        But common the Bulls weren’t bad last year and they still had Boozer and Noah. Minus Dwight, the Magic have what, Turkoglu? Nelson? MVP should be given the either the best player, LeBron, or the most important to his team’s success, Dwight.

      • JobaWockeeZ says:

        This. Rose is a good player but since people on the Bulls got hurt and the fact that they got the number open seed made people vote for Rose.

        Advanced stats also agree.

        • JM says:

          My argument is that if you’re a PG MVP you should be in the top 5 in assists, and he had 7 per. For comparison, Rondo and CP3 had about 10 APG. He takes a lot of shots though, but he only shoots 44%. I just think there were much better choices than Rose but the media began drooling over him at the end of the season and everyone jumped on the bandwagon. Back to Howard, he was scoring 40 a game in the playoffs and stillnlosing, which shows his support is terrible. Separate thought: Orlando needs to give Dwight some support. Get him another good scorer

    • FIPster Doofus says:

      Not that I follow basketball, but the obvious answer is that award voters in all sports are idiots.

    • BigBlueAL says:

      The NBA MVP voting, where archaic thinking happens.

    • Xstar7 says:

      Derrick Rose definitely deserved the MVP award.

      Charles Barkley’d

    • JM says:

      Seriously, it was like the voters were like “ooooh that was a fancy crossover! He did a flashy dunk! MVP!!!” dunks are cool and stuff, but not that great when there’s nobody within 15 feet of you (talking about that dunk against the Knicks).

  78. BigBlueAL says:

    I still believe to this day if Olerud doesnt get hurt during the 2004 ALCS the Yankees win that series. Dont ask me how or why though lol.

  79. first time lawng time says:

    Nova’s pants are really bothering me. My OCD is starting to kick in.

  80. Xstar7 says:

    Ivan Nova isn’t locating very well with his curveball tonight at all.

  81. Cy Pettitte says:

    I’ve had enough walks for a lifetime between yesterday and today

  82. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Jesus Christ this team’s OBP is in the damn .200s.

  83. BigBlueAL says:

    Nova is approaching a 1:1 K/BB ratio for the season.

  84. Cy Pettitte says:

    christ, I almost lost it there.

  85. first time lawng time says:

    That would have been so infuriating if Jeter effed that up.

  86. smurfy says:

    ow, Jete! no heart attacks, please.

  87. Xstar7 says:

    I almost got really mad with Jeter on that play.

  88. Karl Krawfid says:

    How the hell…3 runs off of Felix!

    Jeter :(

  89. Mike Axisa says:

    Another inning, another leadoff runner.

  90. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Derek. Please. SMH.

  91. first time lawng time says:

    I’m surprised he even got to that ball.

  92. Pat D says:

    Nova can’t stand prosperity.

  93. Don Juan says:

    Now the Mariners will hit two groundballs and get those runs in. Jeter may have cost us the lead.

  94. FIPster Doofus says:

    Please don’t blow another multi-run lead against the fucking Mariners.

  95. V says:

    Well, here’s some runs. Pitcher who can’t strike out batters with 2 on and no out..

  96. FIPster Doofus says:


  97. Pat D says:

    Nice job, Nova.

  98. Cy Pettitte says:

    fucking brutal, come on.

  99. David N says:

    Le sigh.

  100. V says:

    Nova is not a major league starting pitcher.

    • FIPster Doofus says:

      I think that’s a stretch. He isn’t particularly good, though.

    • Esteban says:

      He’s the Yankees’ 5th starter. What do you want from 5th starters?

      • V says:

        A pitcher who can strike out more than 4.5/9?

        Try Noesi. He can’t be worse.

        • FIPster Doofus says:

          Nova entering this game: 4.28 ERA, 4.29 FIP, 4.44 xFIP.

          That’s pretty much standard fare for a No. 5, and you’re going to get these types of ugly outings from every five throughout baseball. That’s the way it is.

          • Esteban says:

            I WANT 5 ACES!!!

          • V says:

            Take a quick list at major league pitchers who have K/9 less than 5 and BB/9 > 3. Heck, do this for the past decade. I’ll give you a hint: the list isn’t very large, and for those on it, it’s very ugly.

            • FIPster Doofus says:

              Of course it’s ugly. Nova isn’t very good, as I’ve already acknowledged. No. 5 starters in general aren’t. What do fans except from the fifth guy in the rotation?

  101. BigTimeBartolo says:

    Fuck you Nova, you are absolute fucking garbage

  102. Ivan says:

    Terrible job Nova

  103. Karl Krawfid says:

    Another blown lead

  104. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Are you freaking kidding me? Making me sick.

  105. first time lawng time says:

    Having trouble beating another shit team.


  106. BigBlueAL says:

    Nova and his over 1.5 WHIP and horrible strikeout rate is beginning to annoy me.

  107. Jerome S. says:

    at least Hernandez isn’t looking like Walter Johnson tonight. The Yankees still got this IMO.

  108. Cy Pettitte says:

    trade for a guy who can strike some people out please

  109. wow says:

    BS. im done with this crap.

    • Esteban says:

      You’re done with a 3-3 game in the 4th inning of the best pitcher in the AL facing the Yankees 5th starter? Ok then.

  110. David N says:

    Well, at least Jeter won’t get an error anymore….

  111. jay h says:

    its funny how people complain about Nova as he is matching felix

  112. Xstar7 says:

    Ivan Nova needs to hold it right here.

  113. It'sATarp says:

    I really Really dislike nova…never liked him. I hope hughes come back to replace him or we we trade for someone because nova is just not good.

  114. Reggie C. says:

    Nova just not doing anything right this inning.

  115. Pat D says:

    Carlos Silva, white courtesy phone.

    Carlos Silva, white courtesy phone.

    • Esteban says:

      Carlos Silva doesn’t K anyone and had a 4.63 and 5.97 FIPs his last two seasons in the AL. I don’t think he’ll be much better than Nova, and almost certainly won’t be any savior.

  116. Jerome S. says:

    ok, NOW this sucks balls.

  117. Pat D says:

    Get Noesi up. At least he might strike out a few guys.

  118. Reggie C. says:

    Start warming up a long man. Nova just can’t miss bats and is throwing FBs right down the fuckin middle.

  119. Cy Pettitte says:

    ok, I’ve officially had enough of Nova. New starting pitcher please Cashman.

  120. David N says:

    Can’t believe this inning is STILL going on….

  121. Xstar7 says:

    Hector Noesi warming up in the bullpen? Best decision by Girardi all year.

  122. Ivan says:

    Phil Hughes please come back healthy…

  123. Tut says:

    Piss poor performance by Nova. These last two nights illustrate the need for a starter who can go more than 5 innings. 3/5 starters are 5 inning pitchers right now.

  124. It'sATarp says:

    I hate ivan nova so much…he should not be in the majors right now…AND we have better options

  125. Reggie C. says:

    Right now , Nova is what he is … a spot starter. Not saying Nova can’t be better than that eventually, but he probably needs to go down to AAA to find his location. Also, that straight FB does him no favors.

  126. first time lawng time says:

    Let’s lose a series to the Meriners.

    Considering they are such a power house and are known for their clutch hitting and ability to put runs on the board, I totally expected this to be a tough series.

    I mean, look at their lineup. Chone Figgins? Justin Smoak? This lineup is stacked. They are really good at getting on base and driving the guys in. They also have power hitters like Ichiro and Olivo.

    God. To even think the Yankees had a chance…SMH.

    Whatevs. I’m over it. The Mariners are such a great organization and they have been such a tough team to face over the years, that it really is not that embarassing to lose to them.

    Let’s not get mad at Nova. He worked really hard and he’s still learning and it’s not that easy to get the Mariners out.

    And don’t getme started on that BP. Yankees don’t stand a chance against them.

    Shut down BP + STACKED offense = super star team = 2011 Seattle Mariners.

    • Jerome S. says:

      Except you cite the M’s shitty lineup, whereas you neglect the obvious strength that is this part of their rotation.

      That’s a bit unfair.

      • first time lawng time says:

        I was just being sarcastic about how surprised I am at all of the offense we’ve seen from the Mariners. Lol

        I know their SP is good, but I didn’t include that, because it’s true and takes away from the tone.

  127. Xstar7 says:

    That Derek Jeter commercial was so out of place I laughed.

  128. jay h says:

    lol babip

  129. smurfy says:

    vintage Jeter tonight.

  130. Cy Pettitte says:

    cheapest double ever.

  131. I look away for 15 minutes. what the fuuuuu?

  132. first time lawng time says:

    I can’t wait to play Oakland to see Dallas Braden and his mound.

    How many times do you think they bring that non story up?

    I say 15.

  133. Xstar7 says:

    Please don’t RISP fail A-Rod, PLEASE!

  134. Cy Pettitte says:

    wasting a Jeter double is unforgivable.

  135. David N says:

    RISPfail FTL….

  136. Reggie C. says:

    Damn Alex … first pitch swinging producing that weak ass fly? Just damn…

  137. FIPster Doofus says:

    Bright side: 85 pitches through five. Felix probably isn’t much longer for this game. So, if you can’t beat him, beat the bullpen.

  138. Don Juan says:

    We’ve got him on the ropes, Teix just worked a long at bat into a walk and Alex swings at the first pitch. Brilliant.

  139. Esteban says:

    Carlos Silva’s lowerst FIP in the AL in any season was 4.18 and has one season of a K/9 greater than 4 (2008, 4.05)

    • Pat D says:

      But he’s a veteran pitcher™ who knows how to pitch.©

    • FIPster Doofus says:

      But he’s the savior!

      At the end of the day, No. 5 starters are crappy; people need to deal with it. Given his performance so far, the Yankees should stick with Nova until they can find someone(s) via trade. There isn’t a better solution within the organization.

      • Mike Axisa says:

        There isn’t a better solution within the organization.

        Maybe, maybe not. But there are alternatives. One is on the mound right now.

        • FIPster Doofus says:

          I doubt Noesi would do any better than Nova has this year. If he gets his chance and does, awesome.

          • Mike Axisa says:

            Not going to know until they try. If Noesi doesn’t work, then try Phelps. If Phelps doesn’t work, try Mitchell. Don’t be content with mediocrity when there are viable alternatives.

            • FIPster Doofus says:

              Fair enough. But I have extremely low expectations for all of those alternatives.

            • Esteban says:

              Just keep pulling people in and out of AAA for the chance that one might be (at most probably) slightly better? Maybe it works. Would the roster manipulation be that easy (seriously asking)?

      • Esteban says:

        I’m not too tied to Nova but I think the hatred of him is wrong. If you really hate Nova you probably had too high expectations for a)Nova b)5th Starters

        • FIPster Doofus says:

          Agreed. I’m all for taking him out of the rotation the minute something better comes along. I just don’t think that something is around right now, and that it’ll ultimately come via trade.

        • David N says:

          It’s not hatred, it’s frustration. When your offense can’t do jack, you’re going to have more aggravation when your pitcher gives up even a couple of runs.

          • Esteban says:

            He’s the 5th starter. No matter who’s in that spot, they’re very likely to give up runs. Maybe you have too high expectations?

        • smurfy says:

          Nova’s shown tons o’ potential. Be foolish to give up on him.

        • V says:

          What do you consider to be a ’5th starter’? The guy who goes into the season as the ’5th starter’, or the ’5th best starter in the rotation’? The latter, yeah, most teams have very crappy 5th starters. But by the former, there are a lot of much better 5th starters in baseball today.

          Nova has ZERO upside. ZERO. He doesn’t get enough Ks, he walks too many, and he’s not such an extreme groundballer that he can get away with the low Ks and high BBs. Period. FACT. End of story. Whatever you need me to say to end this statement conclusively.

          Noesi has upside. Noesi can actually get swinging strikes from time to time. I’d much rather see Noesi take his licks than watch a starter with ZERO UPSIDE pitch every 5 games.

          • Esteban says:

            there are a lot of much better 5th starters in baseball today.

            A lot? Really? There may be some, but how many do you mean by a lot? Nova is 24, I don’t think he’s a completely finished product.

            Look, I’m not saying Nova is great, but if you really think there are tons of available pitchers that would be significantly better than Nova, then I think you’re being unrealistic.

            • V says:

              Where did I say “available”?

              • Esteban says:

                You didn’t, but then what’s the solution? And I really don’t think there are “a lot of much better 5th starters in baseball today.”

                • V says:

                  5th starters that I consider better than Nova:

                  1) Bergesen, no.
                  2) Aceves, yes.
                  3) Nova, heh.
                  4) Sonnanstine, slightly better, but a wash.
                  5) Villanueva, no.
                  6) Gavin Floyd, hell yes.
                  7) Talbot, slightly better, but meh.
                  8) Oliver, unknown.
                  9) Duffy, probably.
                  10) Baker, yes.
                  11) Chatwood, higher upside.
                  12) Oscoso (who?; Oakland was a ‘hell yes’ before Braden and Ross got hurt).
                  13) Pineda (hahahaha yes; entered season as 5th starter so counts).
                  14) Holland, hell yes.

                  NL later ;-)

                  • V says:

                    1) Beachy/Minor – hell yes.
                    2) Marlins only have 4 starters listed on depth chart…
                    3) Dillon Gee – yep.
                    4) Vance Worley – yep.
                    5) Gorzellany – yes to a wash.
                    6) Doug Davis – not anymore.
                    7) Reds don’t have a 5th starter on current depth chart – Leake is a yes.
                    8) Aneury Rodriguez – no. Better Ks, too many HRs.
                    9) Narveson – yes.
                    10) Karstens – not believing his 2011 #s, so no. But if he continues, yes.
                    11) McClellan – yes.
                    12) Collmenter – no, though he’d be more entertaining to watch.
                    13) Nicasio – dunno.
                    14) Garland – he’s Nova’s upside… so no.
                    15) Moseley – ha, no.
                    16) Vogelsong – Heh, I guess.

  140. first time lawng time says:

    Umm it might be easier to score runs if you take a pitch or 2.

    But I could be wrong.

  141. FIPster Doofus says:

    Sweet play, Alex

  142. Xstar7 says:

    A-Rod with the range

  143. Cy Pettitte says:

    a 1-2-3 inning for a Yankee pitcher? unheard of.

  144. first time lawng time says:

    He’s not even dealing tonight.

    Just score some runs.

  145. smurfy says:

    Robbie is heating up: good things ahead.

  146. Esteban says:

    Ok, Coltrane was trying to hit a homer there.

  147. first time lawng time says:

    Still think Javy should have won the CYA but whatever.

  148. Pat D says:

    Was that a hit and run? If so, it was fucking stupid.

  149. Reggie C. says:

    Ugh … The inning went to shit on that play.

  150. Jetrer says:

    dumb … just dumb

  151. Don Juan says:

    Why you would steal with Cano and Posada at the plate is beyond me. Posada can’t hit a lick anymore.

  152. first time lawng time says:

    Cano is stupid.

    Why would you steal if you’re not fast?

  153. V says:

    Cano is now an even .500 SB% in his career. 24 SBs and 24 CSes.

  154. Jetrer says:

    Girardi just wanted to make sure Felix will be able to stay in for the seventh

  155. David N says:

    Getting a lead against a really good pitcher, losing that lead, getting guys thrown out at second….

    Didn’t we watch this game last night?

  156. first time lawng time says:

    Vile creatures past two days.

    Whatevs. It’s late.

  157. Pat D says:

    Is Peguero much of a prospect? I mean, he’s huge, but he looks clueless.

  158. AnthonyD says:

    Hope this BABIP equalizes at least a little over the next 3.

  159. first time lawng time says:

    Geez, Russell. How aboot you be a man and suck it up, eh?

  160. Esteban says:

    No matter what Grit Gutner is doing with the bat, you can count on his glove. So. Much. Range.

  161. Don Juan says:

    King Felix is out for another inning thanks to Girardi’s brilliant hit and run with a slow runner and a struggling hitter. Best pitcher in the league has a pitch count approaching 100 and Girardi does everything to accommodate him.

  162. FIPster Doofus says:

    Thanks, Smoak

  163. Esteban says:

    Smoak looking shaky with the glove tonight. He’s supposed to be pretty good with the glove, right?

  164. smurfy says:

    alright, swish, perfect rally starter!

    • David N says:

      Followed by the perfect rally killer. By Gardner no less.

      Just the way things are going. This f-ing sucks.

  165. BigBlueAL says:

    The one time Gardner doesnt bunt…..

  166. Cy Pettitte says:

    fucking amazing…he’ll probably pitch 8 now

  167. Pat D says:

    After that DP, my dad says they should have bunted.

    I wonder……

  168. smurfy says:

    oh, no, Brettski

  169. Don Juan says:

    Brilliant, Girardi. We need one run and you don’t bunt that runner over to 2nd for Jeter who has a couple hits today.

  170. Ivan says:

    Dammit Gardner!!!

  171. Reggie C. says:

    Felix’s last inning? … I hope so.

  172. Ivan says:

    Don’t Swing Jeter.

  173. Ivan says:

    Man Felix Ball has so much wicked movement.

  174. FIPster Doofus says:


  175. Reggie C. says:


  176. Esteban says:

    Holy mistimed leap!


  177. Cy Pettitte says:

    oh thank god for Granderson

    shit is all right in the universe again

  178. Ivan says:


  179. Charles says:


  180. Don Juan says:

    That a boy, Curtis. Would have the lead if Girardi had bunted.

  181. CBean says:


  182. YankeesJunkie says:


  183. smurfy says:

    Hail the Grand tripler!

  184. Pat D says:

    David Cone is keeping me in stitches.

  185. smurfy says:

    I want Laffey the lefty, please.

  186. thumbs says:

    Can’t believe they are leaving him in there, they are play with fire, he’s gassed.

  187. Jeff Karstens, Male Model says:

    C’mon Arod, shut up these booers.

  188. jon says:

    how the fuck do you let him keep pitching

    jesus 123 pitches

  189. David N says:

    Thank you Grandy.

  190. FIPster Doofus says:

    Still throwing 95 mph with his 125th pitch. Damn.

  191. Cy Pettitte says:

    don’t fuck up Alex.

  192. smurfy says:

    Wedge wouldn’t dare to yank Felix without his permission

  193. Pat D says:

    He’s gotta throw a breaking ball here, right?

  194. Brooklyn Ed says:

    look King Felix have alter egos, and could pitch left:

  195. BigBlueAL says:

    Cano to cleanup spot!!

  196. Jeff Karstens, Male Model says:

    Robertson/Joba time?

  197. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Wouldn’t kill to take a pitch, or something.

  198. Cy Pettitte says:

    Can’t wait for 40 year old ARod, lmao.

  199. YankeesJunkie says:

    That was nice outing by Noesi, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Yankees skip Nova’s next start since it fall on Thursday which is an off day. Time for the pen to keep the Mariners at bay.

  200. BigBlueAL says:

    You cant fault Arod for striking out against King Felix. But that at-bat was awful. Swung at every pitch despite the fact he had walked 2 of previous 3 batters and was approaching 130 pitches.

  201. Cy Pettitte says:

    I hope David Robertson is a very poor man at the end of this season.

  202. YankeesJunkie says:

    Even though Robertson’s BB rate is close to 7 having a K rate near 15 has kept his FIP below 2 which is quite impressive.

  203. Ivan says:

    Is it me or has Robertson is throwing alot harder this year compare to previous years?

  204. thumbs says:

    Cust has 52Ks in 146 PA, does he have naked photos of every GM on the West Coast?

  205. Don Juan says:

    Strikes out the side. Should of put him in last night’s ballgame.

  206. Cy Pettitte says:

    Most glorious inning of pitching this year.

    • YankeesJunkie says:

      That was Rivera-esque in its dominance. 39 K in 21 innings is just downright nasty. Even if he walks 7 batters the the remaining 13 hitters that do make contact at say a .330 BABIP will only lead to about 4 hits per 9 inning.

  207. Charles says:

    Robertson 4 prez

  208. JobaWockeeZ says:

    And that’s how someone is supposed to face scrub hitters. Order is restored.

  209. Reggie C. says:

    D-ROB wanted to keep things light today. That’s a great relief appearance.

  210. smurfy says:

    sweet music from Robby

  211. Jetrer says:

    dominance. And without any runners on base.

  212. Put him out for the 8th, domination homes.

  213. dreamer says:

    why not leave Noesi in the game?? It’s only tied, and DRob has been used a lot.

  214. Esteban says:


  215. David N says:

    3 D-Rob strikeouts = $300 more to Alabama tornado recovery. Win-win.

    Now if the Yankees could just win.

  216. smurfy says:

    Robbie done smoked it, Cy.

  217. Cuso says:

    drob is ridic

  218. Don Juan says:

    This is a good move. Once Chavez returns he and Andruw should platoon at DH.

  219. smurfy says:

    Wright looked the strong righty last night. Laffey was no laffin’ matter, either.

  220. Cy Pettitte says:

    Andruw is 8/24 against Wright with 3 HRs if that means anything

  221. Ivan says:

    Hopefully this game can end as quickly as possible. I want to see that movie “Too Big To Fail” on HBO.

  222. YankeesJunkie says:

    Out of all pitchers with a min of 10 innings pitched, D-Rob has the fourth highest K rate. Sadly, Phil Hughes has the lowest.

  223. thumbs says:

    If Andruw gets on, does he PH for Swisher as well?

  224. smurfy says:

    uh oh, Joe is smokin’ Jorge.

  225. Esteban says:

    Ugh These anti-smoking commercials are so graphic.

    • Pat D says:

      I wonder why that is.

      • Esteban says:

        Maybe they’re necessary, maybe they’re not, but they’re all so hard to watch, even as a non-smoker.

        • Pat D says:

          I agree. I don’t smoke either. I don’t particularly care for those who do smoke (I’m pretty much allergic to it), and I think if someone wants to smoke that’s his/her decision.

          But I do think people should be smart enough not to smoke around a pregnant woman/not smoke if you’re pregnant. And frankly if shock imagery is what gets through to a person, then I’m for it.

          Besides, you can always change the channel.

        • V says:

          Agreed. That shit annoys me more than anything else. I don’t smoke. I’ve never smoked. I’ve never even held a cigarette in my hands. I’d appreciate not being subjected to this crap so smokers can fail to be convinced to quit.

          Preaching to the choir don’t work.

          • Esteban says:

            Yeah, pretty sure smokers know that cigarettes are terrible for you and everyone knows pregnant women shouldn’t smoke. I really don’t like seeing a premature baby struggling to breathe when I’m trying to enjoy a baseball game.

  226. The Yankees listened to me.

  227. Pat D says:

    Another nice and easy inning, DRob.

  228. Cy Pettitte says:

    Girardi must be surfing RAB on his cell phone between innings, left DRob in.

  229. Mike Axisa says:

    Yes. Love the second inning for Robertson.

  230. YankeesJunkie says:

    OMG! This is against the book. Call the press.

  231. Esteban says:

    Who’s the first to second guess Girardi for leaving Robertson in? C’mon, someone has to do it, even if you do it tomorrow or the next game. No move can go un-second guessed.

  232. YankeesJunkie says:

    Can’t disagree with Giradi with this move, hopefully D-Rob makes Giradi look smart.

  233. Pat D says:


  234. Mike Axisa says:

    Well that was a short leash.

  235. Ivan says:

    Im sorry but I don’t get this move. Why Bring him in and then take him out for the slightest trouble. Let Roertson pitch.

  236. YankeesJunkie says:

    Not really in love with the pull, but I guess you don’t want to push Robertson way past 25 pitches. Hopefully, Joba only has to pitch the 8th after the Yanks tack on a couple runs next half inning.

  237. BigBlueAL says:

    Now with Joba coming into the game in the 8th hopefully Yankees can take the lead in next 2 innings cause if not than it is a scrub reliever in the 10th most likely.

  238. Cy Pettitte says:

    Streaker? mad old school, lol

  239. BigBlueAL says:


  240. FIPster Doofus says:

    A streaker? Maybe it was bodysuit man.

  241. AnthonyD says:

    I hope security is bashing these people with those giant police flash lights.

    Coney making a nice joke at least.

  242. Pat D says:

    Is there some reason why fans cheer idiots who run onto the field?

    Oh, he was streaking? Well, that makes it ok then.

    • Esteban says:

      I would have cheered for that guy in the Astros game who did some spiderman shit and actually got away. That was entertaining as hell.

  243. smurfy says:

    Sorry, Ivan, short game delay for another Seattle Streaker.

  244. BigBlueAL says:

    With Joba in the game all I can say is at least Jose Lopez no longer plays for the Mariners.

    • Pat D says:

      He don’t play for no one right now.

      Got DFA’d by Colorado to make room for Eric Young Jr. That’s gotta hurt.

  245. thumbs says:

    Doesn’t look like he is carrying bail money.

  246. YankeesJunkie says:

    If this was the Roman Circus no one would dare streak.

  247. Esteban says:

    Wow, almost killed Jobber.

  248. Cy Pettitte says:

    Jobber is broken

  249. Pat D says:

    Strikes, Joba. WTF.

  250. FIPster Doofus says:


  251. Cy Pettitte says:

    Holy ARod, wow

  252. Mike Axisa says:

    Holy crap. Alex.

  253. Charles says:

    WOW ty A-rod, I’ll forgive you for that terribad AB now

  254. smurfy says:

    tell me Alex can’t play a good third base.

  255. YankeesJunkie says:

    A-Rod makes it look easy.

  256. Esteban says:


  257. Cy Pettitte says:

    Seattle needs tazers, another fan on the field

  258. jon says:

    you sometimes forgot how good arod was, then you see shit like that and youre just like oh yea he could do that

  259. Mike Axisa says:

    Another fan on the field? Just shoot the next one, they’ll learn.

  260. Cy Pettitte says:

    Swisher at .201….barely hanging on.

  261. FIPster Doofus says:

    Swisher is awful.

  262. Yankee Bigot says:

    Swisher rules

  263. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Anytime Swisher wants to do something, it’d be great.

  264. BigBlueAL says:

    With the way Swisher continues to swing LH that platoon Girardi hinted at last night might soon be implemented.

  265. AnthonyD says:

    Perception versus stats. Swish seems to swing and miss waaaaaay more than anyone else in the line up. Is this true?

  266. BigBlueAL says:

    I thought the Mariners bullpen isnt very good.

  267. Pat D says:

    Gardner back in a bit of a slump.

  268. Yankee Bigot says:

    hHitters 6-9: 0-15, 1 BB……YAY!!!

  269. BigBlueAL says:

    This is getting ridiculous, 6 shutout innings so far by the Mariner bullpen this series.

  270. Cy Pettitte says:

    end it in the 10th please, not staying up much longer.

  271. BigBlueAL says:

    Good job by Joba.

  272. Mike Axisa says:

    Somebody a homer now, I want to go to bed.

  273. YankeesJunkie says:

    Time for the middle of the order to do some damage and then give to MARIANO.

  274. Ben from Stanford says:

    I like that Robertson and Joba were allowed to eat up 3 innings between them. And they got 5 K’s, pretty sweet.

  275. Yankee Bigot says:

    League owns us

  276. Cy Pettitte says:

    Boone LOLgan? TV off if they don’t score here.

  277. V says:

    Shit. We need the lead or Logan will give the Mariners a run in the bottom.

  278. Jetrer says:

    Boone Logan?? But a lefty is leading off. Better score now so Mo can come in.

  279. Mike Axisa says:

    Swinging in a 3-0 count? Why?

  280. V says:

    He hasn’t grounded out or bunted out yet…

  281. Mike Axisa says:

    Jack Cust: .689 OPS, 102 OPS+.

    Where the hell did all the offense go?

  282. Dan says:

    Dude Teixeira can not swing on 3-0 there.

  283. Cy Pettitte says:

    come on Coltrane

  284. Charles says:

    I smell a Cano hot streak coming

  285. smurfy says:

    Robbie’s gotta groove on.

  286. Esteban says:

    Cano is on fire. Granderson is great. Teix is on fire. Arod is hitting (without much power). The Yankees offense is almost there.

  287. Dan says:

    Everyone has hit the ball hard this inning.

  288. Randall says:

    Mike: Scale of 1-10, how concerned are you about Swisher? (Ten being very, very concerned.)

  289. Jetrer says:

    Yankees can score 3 against Pineda and 4 against Felix but can’t do a damn thing against the bullpen. WTF!!

  290. Esteban says:

    Russell Martin is one guy who looks like he’s trying to hit a homerun when he swings. It’s worked out so far, thankfully.

    Just missed it, damn it.

  291. Yankee Bigot says:

    dare i say, 1-8 RISP

  292. Yankee Bigot says:

    Logan = game over

  293. Mike Axisa says:

    Oh good, the Logan-Ayala tag team are in for the inning.

  294. Mike Axisa says:

    Wow, he got a lefty out.

  295. stuart a says:

    nice plate discipline by tex. really wise move swinging 3 and 0 in the 10th and grounding out weakly to 2nd. that epitimizes all that is wrong with this team. also a 1 for 8 with RISP is the standard for this inept bunch.

    really how can tex swing at that? does Girardi have a take sign in his binder??????????????????

  296. stuart a says:

    sure Tex is on fire… the guy is hitting 260. that is on fire. the standars has been lowered quite a bit on the team of underperforming hacks….

    they have 1 guy hitting over 280……

    they cannot hit when it counts the whole lot……

  297. FIPster Doofus says:

    Fuck yes

  298. Esteban says:

    Woo Jeter. Nice play.

  299. smurfy says:

    Way to gymnastify it, Derek!

  300. Charles says:

    Did boone logan actually just get through a full inning?

  301. BigBlueAL says:

    Never doubted Boone Logan would get the job done.

  302. stuart a says:

    imagine how good gardner would be if he could bunt and could steal early in the count>>>>>>>>>>

    was he huge and slow when he was young so he did not work on these skills??????????????

  303. Randall says:

    We’re two days from June and could realistically have two regulars on the “interstate.”

    Somehow, I’m not sensing World Series champion with this crew, but then again averages are down all over the league.

  304. BigBlueAL says:

    If the Yankees remembered from last night, they should expect all change-ups and other junk from Pauley.

    Apparently Jones wasnt watching the game last night.

  305. FIPster Doofus says:

    Yay Swish

  306. Yankee Bigot says:

    Does everyone in Seattle’s pen throw sinkers?

  307. smurfy says:

    gotta hand it to Girardi, he’s not a blushing boss.

  308. BigBlueAL says:

    Shit, that ball gets thru its 1st and 3rd.

  309. Dan says:

    Jeter silences some critics with a base hit here.

  310. Yankee Bigot says:

    Oh shit…RISP

  311. Mike Axisa says:

    It would be nice if Jeter managed to hit the ball out of the infield with a man on base one of these days.

  312. FIPster Doofus says:

    This is irritating.

  313. Jetrer says:

    of course Jeter grounds into double play. Silly me thinking he might actually get a clutch hit for a change

  314. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Why is Jeter always the guy in these sotuations? How many times has he actually gotten a hit in these ‘clutch’ situations?

  315. stuart a says:

    no friggin way jeter did not drive the run in from 2nd. he is still great. what are eyes see is a dream. the guy just signed a 4 year deal for $60+ mill. we do not want to insult the great 1.

    he has 15 rbis, and is hitting under 200 with RISP, I think about 130..

    man 3 + years of derek scutaro jeter…. my eyes cannot take it…

  316. Dan says:


  317. Mike Axisa says:

    Haha, real nice Miguel.

  318. Pat D says:

    Children, that’s why you don’t slide into first base.

  319. Esteban says:

    That’s what he gets for sliding into first.

    Stop it fans, don’t applaud stupidity.

  320. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Ken said hustle! Murder him!

  321. V says:

    If Jeter kept charging the ball instead of assuming the pitcher was going to get it, there’s a chance for an out there.

  322. stuart a says:

    jeter silenced nothing .the guy is toast. sorry the truth hurts…

    jeter is atrocious… his number are significantly worse then last year. but hey they cannot move him down in the order because that would upset him and after all he is all about wins…..

  323. YankeesJunkie says:

    Yes, sliding into first is always a good idea. So MUCH quicker. FAIL.

  324. Dan says:

    I would have left Logan in.

  325. FIPster Doofus says:

    Hate to say it, but I’ll be stunned if the Yankees escape this inning.

  326. smurfy says:

    Coney is re4ally ripping it up. LOL afire.

  327. BigBlueAL says:

    Yankees cant seem to throw Olivo out at 1st tonight.

  328. Yankee Bigot says:

    Ayala = white flag

  329. stuart a says:

    jeter sucks and is hitting first and no one is asking why????????????

    they owe him jack…. he is toast and he is the last to know it… his slugging is low 300′s obop is his lifetime batting avg.

  330. Dan says:

    That pitch was DIRTY

  331. Mike Axisa says:

    Nice play Robbie.

  332. Pat D says:

    It’s always gotta be an adventure.

  333. smurfy says:

    sweet, Ayala.

  334. BigBlueAL says:

    2-3-4 hitters for the Yankees this inning. For the love of Mo they have to score this inning.

  335. Jetrer says:

    nice play Jeter … almost makes up for being so unclutch

  336. smurfy says:

    no slouch at shortstop, either. Great game.

  337. Dan says:

    Oh man, someone please tell me Jeter won’t be at short much longer.

  338. Mike Axisa says:

    This is Ichiro’s eighth career 0-for-6, and his first since 2008.

  339. Yankee Bigot says:

    A-rod will hit a HR

  340. smurfy says:

    Waddyaknow? Both Boone and Ayala did it.

  341. Dan says:

    Anyone left other than Mo?

  342. Orlando says:

    An A-bomb from………………..

  343. AnthonyD says:

    Totally crazy that they can’t hit these bums.

  344. BigBlueAL says:


  345. Orlando says:

    i can use a beer right now

  346. Mike Axisa says:

    I miss the days when the Yankees would eat bullpens for breakfast.

  347. Yankee Bigot says:

    Sinker balls. The new poison for our offense.

  348. M-Three says:

    Hector Noesi>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Luis Ayala. Noesi did a great job tonight in what was his first situation of coming in with runners on base. If he doesn’t wind up staying up here in the bullpen then I think we have found our new Mendoza/Aceves. I hope that Girardi definitely starts using him more than Ayala.

  349. BigBlueAL says:

    Adam Dunn with his 1 for 7 and Arod with his 1 for 6 havent done my fantasy team’s OBP a favor tonight.

  350. smurfy says:

    oh, man, a handful of grasws. In seattle.

  351. BigBlueAL says:

    You gotta be kidding me. Mo is actually gonna lose this game??

  352. BigTimeBartolo says:

    I see where this shit is going….god fucking dammit

  353. smurfy says:

    let’s see some strikeouts, Mo.

  354. Yankee Bigot says:

    let me guess, another RBI ground out coming up.

  355. FIPster Doofus says:

    Kennedy is horrible. Get a DP.

  356. Jimmy says:

    Here comes da bunt.

  357. Mike Axisa says:

    Whiff and a groundout, please.

  358. Isn’t Kennedy’s numbers vs everyone not very good?

  359. BigBlueAL says:


  360. Ivan says:

    What an annoying lose smfh.

  361. Gonzo says:

    This is such a weird game.

  362. Pat D says:

    Fuck fuckity fuck fuck fuck.

  363. Jetrer says:

    fuck fuck fuck this fucking useless offense

  364. Cy Pettitte says:

    this team is a fucking joke


  365. BigTimeBartolo says:

    So fucking angry. GOD DAMMIT MO

  366. Jimmy says:

    Bloop Single. Double. Bloop Single.


  367. M-Three says:

    So let me get this straight the Mariners were unable to get runners in scoring position against Ayala but beaten Mo. Explain how this is fair? On one hand you have a future 1st ballot hall of famer while on the other you have our worst and one of the worst relievers in baseball. Shows how screwed up this game can be.

  368. V says:

    Hit Pineda?


    Hit Felix?


    Fuck fuck fuck. This road trip is going to suck.

  369. davew says:

    We’re doomed!!!!!1

  370. FIPster Doofus says:

    Well, good thing I won’t be able to see the series finale. First two games were absolutely disgusting.

  371. Yankee Bigot says:

    This team fucking sucks right now. And we still have to play 3 at the Angels where we’re like 1-20 the past 5 years….

  372. Dan says:

    This series has been much more about our ineptitude than their being good.

  373. Zack says:

    This is NOT Mo’s fault, this is the fault of an offense that can’t do SQUAT with RISP.

  374. Dan says:

    Remember what sparked the ’09 team? Girardi getting tossed in Atlanta. This team needs a spark. Badly.

    • Gonzo says:

      Cervelli already hit a HR.

    • Cuso says:

      These comparisons to 2009 need to stop. If the Yankees go on to have 3 consecutive walk-off wins like they had against Minny, it means jackshit.

      If they start off 1-8 vs. the Red Sox then finish 9-0 similar to the 2009 team, it means jackshit.

      If Cashman makes a “motivational” speech in some National League park this year, it means jackshit.

      There’s no point in trying to copy/paste a template of the ’09 season on this year. Different team.

      And the players that were on that team are different players noow.

      Enogh with the “They gotta do —- because thats what got them going in ’09″

  375. BigTimeBartolo says:

    Useless offense, an absolute pile of fucking shit. Can’t manage to scrape a single run off these fucking Mariner’s relievers? This game was a fucking waste of my time

  376. Dan says:

    If I have to pick one moment that sticks out, it’s Arod striking out with first and third, two out, and Felix at 127 pitches. He was on the ropes. Gotta take advantage.

    • Yankee Bigot says:

      If I have to pick one moment it’s the entire fucking team showing up to the ballpark. Why bother if you’re just going to stink up the damn joint?

    • Jimmy says:

      Oh so you mean the Yankees not getting a hit with risp a moment that sticks out for you?

      Welcome to the last 3 weeks.

  377. Cuso says:

    how many 1-run losses does this team have?

    That speaks more to wasted opportunities than to playing teams close.

  378. Yankee Bigot says:

    Oh well, we weren’t supposed to beat the King anyways.

  379. Zack says:

    We would have beaten the king, but Nova didn’t do his job and the offense didn’t bother to show up against the bullpen.

  380. Jimmy says:

    I think the Yankees are 12th average wise hitting with risp in the AL

    .243 (97 for 400)

  381. wow says:


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