May
28

Game 50: The King

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(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
  • Xstar7

    Ivan Nova vs Felix Hernandez? Reverse lock please.

  • ultimate913

    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.

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

      Not a pitch has been thrown yet!

    • nedro

      yeah, but the Mariners have no offense, so we should be fine, right?

      Right……?

  • Pat D

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

    /unrealistic delusional Yankees fan’d

    • Xstar7

      Cervelli and Brackman for King Felix. They’ll jump at that deal.

      /your trade proposal sucks’d and sarcasm’d

      • Sabermetrically Challenged

        Kei igawa for Felix straight up

      • BigTimeBartolo

        Let’s be realistic here…gotta throw in Buddy Carlyle to sweeten the deal.

        • Xstar7

          Buddy Carlyle > Manny Banuelos + Dellin Betances

  • FIPster Doofus

    This will probably suck.

  • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

    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?

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

      It’s probably how they feel when the Yankees come to town.

  • Avi

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

  • JobaWockeeZ

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

    • Cy Pettitte

      would you accept hitting Felix?

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Jeter making contact against Felix? Sure.

        • Xstar7

          Jeter just did. It would have been a base hit too if it didn’t carom off Hernandez’s arm right to the shortstop.

          • JobaWockeeZ

            Yeah I know. It’s a plus.

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

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

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

    This town has some fucked up BAbip rules.

  • smurfy

    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.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    “Smoak On the Water” lol Coney

  • Xstar7

    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.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      You feel dumb.

    • Xstar7

      AAAnd he hits a home run. The Yankees love proving me wrong.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Damn Robbie

  • Ivan

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

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

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

    (yay robbie)

  • FIPster Doofus

    Such a beautiful swing.

  • smurfy

    oh, cano is loooking good

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

    That’s all the runs we need.

    G’night, everybody!

  • Xstar7

    Russell with teh patience.

  • Nefarious

    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)

  • swishers fauxhawk

    This strike zone is a gem.

  • Xstar7

    Jorge is so slow

  • smurfy

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

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Coney with the FIP reference!

  • Don Juan

    David Cone is the best analyst in baseball.

  • V

    David Cone is my hero.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Chone Figgins really irritates me.

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

      This was random but yeah, totally.

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

    FIPFIPFIPFIPFIPFIPFIPFIP

  • JobaWockeeZ

    David Cone aka tangotiger.

  • Pat D

    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.

    • Xstar7

      According to Paul O’Neill, “computers can’t hit home runs.”

  • smurfy

    the Yanks are presenting a good challenge.

  • V

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

    • the tenth inning stretch

      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.

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

  • the tenth inning stretch

    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.

  • JobaWockeeZ

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

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

    Safeco: where careers go to die

    • the tenth inning stretch

      Unless you’re a pitcher.

      -Jason Vargas

  • Xstar7

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

  • FIPster Doofus

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

  • Xstar7

    The Mariners get all the BABIP luck.

  • Cy Pettitte

    another one of these fucking innings….

  • Pat D

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

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

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

  • V

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

  • Pat D

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

  • Pat D

    Effing A.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

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

    Death by RBI ground out.

  • Xstar7

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

    • Xstar7

      *infield

      Fucking typos

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Can we send Seattle to the NL?

  • tom

    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.

    • Xstar7

      This is the BABIP gods getting back at us for the 1962 World Series.

      • tom

        Taking that whole “revenge is a dish best served cold” thing to new lengths.

  • Xstar7

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

  • the tenth inning stretch

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

    • the tenth inning stretch

      Oh crap.

  • Don Juan

    He was out.

  • Pat D

    Thanks, Derek.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Teix!

    too many homers…

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Yes!!!!!

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Teix message!

  • Xstar7

    TEIXEIRA IS FEELING IT!

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

    And boom goes the dynamite.

    • Pat D

      Did you watch Tosh.0 recently?

  • FIPster Doofus

    Dylan Teixeira spits hot fire.

  • JobaWockeeZ

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

  • Don Juan

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

  • smurfy

    oh, my Tex! you are offically on fire.

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    YESSS!

  • Pat D

    Too many homers.

  • Ben

    STOP HITTING HOME RUNS WHERE ARE THE SACRIFICE BUNTS

    • Jesus Montero

      LMAO!!!!!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    That’s a belly to belly in YS3.

  • Ivan

    TEX!!!!!

  • first time lawng time

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

    Cool.

    A win would be even cooler.

  • V

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

  • Jesus Montero

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

    • JobaWockeeZ

      And then traded to the Rangers after the trade gets accepted.

  • Ben from Stanford

    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

      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

        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

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

  • the tenth inning stretch

    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.

  • Pat D

    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!!!

  • BigBlueAL

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

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

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

  • Ben from Stanford

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

  • first time lawng time

    Ummm…throw strikes, Nova?

  • http://Www.or.ly JM

    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.

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

      • Xstar7

        Well said

      • http://Www.or.ly JM

        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

          Boozer and Noah aren’t that good at all.

        • Xstar7

          The Bulls were .500 last year. And I don’t think anyone expected them to win 62 games this year.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        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.

        • http://Www.or.ly JM

          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

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

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

        So much of this.
        It was bit of a slight at Miami, too.

    • BigBlueAL

      The NBA MVP voting, where archaic thinking happens.

    • Xstar7

      Derrick Rose definitely deserved the MVP award.

      Charles Barkley’d

    • http://Www.or.ly JM

      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).

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Well everyone is going to be open against the Knicks…

        • http://Www.or.ly JM

          Different issue hahaha
          *cries inside*

  • BigBlueAL

    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.

    • Karl Krawfid

      Or if The Giambino wasn’t suspended.

  • first time lawng time

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

  • Xstar7

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

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • JobaWockeeZ

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

  • BigBlueAL

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

  • Cy Pettitte

    christ, I almost lost it there.

  • first time lawng time

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

  • smurfy

    ow, Jete! no heart attacks, please.

  • Xstar7

    I almost got really mad with Jeter on that play.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    wow

  • Karl Krawfid

    How the hell…3 runs off of Felix!

    Jeter :(

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

    Another inning, another leadoff runner.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Derek. Please. SMH.

  • first time lawng time

    I’m surprised he even got to that ball.

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

    oh, fuck me…

  • Pat D

    Nova can’t stand prosperity.

  • Don Juan

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

  • FIPster Doofus

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

  • V

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

  • FIPster Doofus

    Fuck.

  • Pat D

    Nice job, Nova.

  • Cy Pettitte

    fucking brutal, come on.

  • David N

    Le sigh.

  • V

    Nova is not a major league starting pitcher.

    • FIPster Doofus

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

    • Esteban

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

      • V

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

        Try Noesi. He can’t be worse.

        • FIPster Doofus

          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

            I WANT 5 ACES!!!

          • V

            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

              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?

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Fuck you Nova, you are absolute fucking garbage

  • Ivan

    Terrible job Nova

  • Karl Krawfid

    Another blown lead

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Are you freaking kidding me? Making me sick.

  • first time lawng time

    Having trouble beating another shit team.

    Nice.

    • Don Juan

      We are facing the best pitcher in the league. It ain’t gonna be easy.

      • FIPster Doofus

        They’ve done quite well against both Pineda and Felix. Given that, to lose both of these games would really hurt.

        • Don Juan

          And we haven’t lost this game yet. Last night’s loss had nothing to do with Nova. If Nova holds them to 3 through 6 IP I don’t know how much more you can ask from a 5th starter.

          • FIPster Doofus

            Agreed. By no means am I quitting on this game.

          • Esteban

            I’m agreeing with Don Juan. I’m shocked.

      • first time lawng time

        When you’ve scored 3 runs off him and you’re playing one of the worst offensive teams, it shouldn’t be that hard.

  • BigBlueAL

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

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

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

  • Cy Pettitte

    trade for a guy who can strike some people out please

  • wow

    BS. im done with this crap.

    • Esteban

      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.

  • David N

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

  • jay h

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

    • Cy Pettitte

      Mariners offense ? Yankees offense

      • Cy Pettitte

        that “?” was supposed to be a not equal sign, but I guess that doesn’t work on RAB

      • jay h

        according to most of the posters here, the yankees have the worst offense ever and dont know how to score

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

      He’s not matching Felix.

      • jay h

        you do realize that this inning started with a misplayed ground ball?

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

          Sure. But then there was two doubles, a wild pitch, and a single.

          • Xstar7

            And did anyone actually expect Jeter to make that play?

          • jay h

            fallacy of the predetermined outcome
            /michael kay’d

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

              Doesn’t absolve him of the inning. Can’t let the bottom of the Mariners’ order smack you around like that.

              • jay h

                but olivo kennedy and ryan are the mariners hottest hitters right now

          • smurfy

            Another lesson for young Ivan: even Jete can make a mistake. Can’t let it get you.

    • BigBlueAL

      If Felix got to face the Mariners offense he would probably pitch a perfect game 95% of the time.

    • FIPster Doofus

      Yankees: 117 wRC+
      Mariners: 82 wRC+

  • Xstar7

    Ivan Nova needs to hold it right here.

  • It’sATarp

    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.

    • smurfy

      bulloney! Nova came up unheralded, and he a little fortitude away from consistent success.

  • Reggie C.

    Nova just not doing anything right this inning.

  • Pat D

    Carlos Silva, white courtesy phone.

    Carlos Silva, white courtesy phone.

    • Esteban

      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.

      • Pat D

        I don’t expect him to be.

        But I’m not sure he could be much worse than Nova.

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

    ok, NOW this sucks balls.

  • Pat D

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

  • Reggie C.

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

  • Cy Pettitte

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

    • outsider

      cashman, needs to do it fast this fucking nova i cant watching him any more.

  • David N

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

  • Xstar7

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

  • Ivan

    Phil Hughes please come back healthy…

  • Tut

    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.

  • It’sATarp

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

    • Esteban

      Jeez, he’s been a serviceable 5th starter. How the hell do you hate him?

      • It’sATarp

        i don’t know…i have an irrational hate for him ever since we failed to trade him and joba for haren =\

        • Esteban

          At least you acknowledge it’s irrational hatred.

          • It’sATarp

            i’m usually rational until it comes to nova

  • Reggie C.

    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.

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

      His fastball isn’t straight. That’s the first thing everyone says when someone struggles, this guy’s fastball is straight. Never fails.

  • first time lawng time

    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.

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

      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

        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.

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

          Your joke

          ___________

          My head

  • Xstar7

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

  • jay h

    lol babip

  • smurfy

    vintage Jeter tonight.

  • Cy Pettitte

    cheapest double ever.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    I look away for 15 minutes. what the fuuuuu?

    • first time lawng time

      Pitching fail.

      Whatevs I’m already over it.

  • first time lawng time

    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.

    • Pat D

      Except he’s out for the year, so maybe once at most.

      • first time lawng time

        Oh. I didn’t know he was out.

        Cool.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    That pitch was sick.

  • Xstar7

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

    • Xstar7

      Fuck. That’s what happens when you swing at the first pitch.

  • Cy Pettitte

    wasting a Jeter double is unforgivable.

  • David N

    RISPfail FTL….

  • Reggie C.

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

  • FIPster Doofus

    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.

  • Don Juan

    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.

  • Esteban

    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

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

    • FIPster Doofus

      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.

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

        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

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

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

            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

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

            • Esteban

              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

        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

          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

          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

            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

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

        • V

          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

            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

              Where did I say “available”?

              • Esteban

                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

                  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

                    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.

  • first time lawng time

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

    But I could be wrong.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Sweet play, Alex

  • Xstar7

    A-Rod with the range

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • first time lawng time

    He’s not even dealing tonight.

    Just score some runs.

  • smurfy

    Robbie is heating up: good things ahead.

    • Cy Pettitte

      he’s as hot as a Dodger Stadium bathroom

      • smurfy

        how hot is that, Cy? Favorite hangout?

        • Cy Pettitte

          apparently a bathroom or a storage closet is on fire/smoking on the upper level at Dodger Stadium, lol.

          • smurfy

            well then, yep, smoke is starting to curl out of his ears.

  • Esteban

    Ok, Coltrane was trying to hit a homer there.

  • first time lawng time

    Still think Javy should have won the CYA but whatever.

  • Pat D

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

  • Reggie C.

    Ugh … The inning went to shit on that play.

  • Jetrer

    dumb … just dumb

  • Don Juan

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

    • CP

      To help get Jorge going.

  • first time lawng time

    Cano is stupid.

    Why would you steal if you’re not fast?

    • Esteban

      It might have been a missed hit and run. Sometimes slow players catch the pitcher unaware and can steal a base. Pretty harsh to call him stupid because of that play.

      • first time lawng time

        Yeah. My bad.

        He’s a cutie. I didn’t mean it.

        • Esteban

          Haha, I don’t care about his appearance, but to each their own.

  • V

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

    • Esteban

      But… but… he’s a latino middle infielder, he must be fast!

      /stereotype’d

  • Jetrer

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

    • thumbs

      ..and Arod’s last AB didn’t help

      • Jetrer

        And now Gardner is making sure he can pitch the eight also

  • David N

    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?

  • first time lawng time

    Vile creatures past two days.

    Whatevs. It’s late.

  • Pat D

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

    • Cy Pettitte

      looks like the JoVa of the Mariners

    • thumbs

      I was thinking WilyMo Pena

  • AnthonyD

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

  • first time lawng time

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

    • Ivan

      Your Joking right.

  • Esteban

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

  • Don Juan

    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.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Thanks, Smoak

  • Esteban

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

  • smurfy

    alright, swish, perfect rally starter!

    • David N

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

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

  • BigBlueAL

    The one time Gardner doesnt bunt…..

  • Cy Pettitte

    fucking amazing…he’ll probably pitch 8 now

  • Pat D

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

    I wonder……

  • smurfy

    oh, no, Brettski

  • Don Juan

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

    • smurfy

      brett can’t bunt

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

      Gardner can’t bunt, and you can’t count on Jeter to do anything productive.

      • smurfy

        jete is stokin’ it up, tho: two dinks and a walk. Guy’s getting an edge on.

    • Ivan

      Yeah because Jeter has been soo automatic as of late. Give me a break.

  • Ivan

    Dammit Gardner!!!

  • Reggie C.

    Felix’s last inning? … I hope so.

  • Ivan

    Don’t Swing Jeter.

  • Ivan

    Man Felix Ball has so much wicked movement.

  • FIPster Doofus

    CURTIS!!!

  • Reggie C.

    GRANDERSON FOR MVP !

  • Esteban

    Holy mistimed leap!

    GRANDERSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNNNN

  • Cy Pettitte

    oh thank god for Granderson

    shit is all right in the universe again

  • Ivan

    Booooom.

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

    Curtis!

  • Charles

    THE GRANDY MAN CAN

  • Don Juan

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

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

      Yeah, it doesn’t work like that.

    • Jetrer

      You’re assuming Gardner, who has been a horrible bunter all year, would have successfully bunted. That’s hardly a sure thing.

    • swishers fauxhawk

      Michael Kay would like to talk to you about a certain fallacy.

  • CBean

    Grandy!

  • YankeesJunkie

    C-Grand!

  • smurfy

    Hail the Grand tripler!

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Grandy!!!

  • Pat D

    David Cone is keeping me in stitches.

  • smurfy

    I want Laffey the lefty, please.

  • thumbs

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

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    C’mon Arod, shut up these booers.

  • jon

    how the fuck do you let him keep pitching

    jesus 123 pitches

  • David N

    Thank you Grandy.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Really?

  • FIPster Doofus

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

  • Cy Pettitte

    don’t fuck up Alex.

    • Esteban

      I don’t think making an out when King Felix is pitching is necessarily ‘fucking up’.

  • smurfy

    Wedge wouldn’t dare to yank Felix without his permission

  • Pat D

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

  • Brooklyn Ed

    look King Felix have alter egos, and could pitch left: http://bit.ly/f1mG4F

    • Esteban

      HAHAHA. Larry Bernandez.

  • BigBlueAL

    Cano to cleanup spot!!

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    Robertson/Joba time?

  • swishers fauxhawk

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

  • Cy Pettitte

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

    • Ivan

      I can wait.

  • YankeesJunkie

    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.

  • BigBlueAL

    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.

    • Esteban

      Agree, not ARod’s best AB.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • YankeesJunkie

    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.

  • Ivan

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

    • YankeesJunkie

      If the gun is accurate, he is.

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

      http://www.fangraphs.com/pitch.....8;pitch=FA

      It started at the end of last season.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      So far he’s one MPH faster than last year.

  • thumbs

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

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

    B-e-a-utiful.

  • Don Juan

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

    • Don Juan

      Before we gave up the lead. Robertson can pitch in any inning and should be out 8th inning guy when Soriano returns.

      • Jetrer

        So you want him to pitch in the sixth inning and be the eighth inning guy?

        • Esteban

          Robertson the the 6th, 7th, and 8th.

          • Jetrer

            1996 Mo

  • Cy Pettitte

    Most glorious inning of pitching this year.

    • YankeesJunkie

      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.

  • Charles

    Robertson 4 prez

  • JobaWockeeZ

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

  • Reggie C.

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

  • smurfy

    sweet music from Robby

  • Jetrer

    dominance. And without any runners on base.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Put him out for the 8th, domination homes.

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

      Seriously. Have to figure he’ll be off limits tomorrow anyway, plus CC’s going…

  • dreamer

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

  • Esteban

    KK(backwards)KRob.

  • David N

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

    Now if the Yankees could just win.

  • smurfy

    Robbie done smoked it, Cy.

  • Cuso

    drob is ridic

  • Don Juan

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

  • smurfy

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

  • Cy Pettitte

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

    • Cy Pettitte

      make that 8/25, sigh.

  • Ivan

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

    • Pat D

      Make sure you rent “Inside Job” to get the non-dramatized version, too.

    • smurfy

      yea, but it’s getting too Late to Watch, no?

      • Ivan

        I seen the beginning of it couple of says ago, so im going to try to catch the middle of it.

  • YankeesJunkie

    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.

  • thumbs

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

  • smurfy

    uh oh, Joe is smokin’ Jorge.

  • Esteban

    Ugh These anti-smoking commercials are so graphic.

    • Pat D

      I wonder why that is.

      • Esteban

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

        • Pat D

          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

            I sincerely doubt the shock imagery succeeds at all.

        • V

          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

            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.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    The Yankees listened to me.

  • Pat D

    Another nice and easy inning, DRob.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

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

    Yes. Love the second inning for Robertson.

  • YankeesJunkie

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

  • Esteban

    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.

  • YankeesJunkie

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

  • Pat D

    Hmmmmmmm…

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

    Well that was a short leash.

  • Ivan

    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.

  • YankeesJunkie

    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.

  • BigBlueAL

    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.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Streaker? mad old school, lol

    • BigBlueAL

      Is KFC still open?

  • BigBlueAL

    Streaker!!!!

  • FIPster Doofus

    A streaker? Maybe it was bodysuit man.

  • AnthonyD

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

    Coney making a nice joke at least.

  • Pat D

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

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

    • Esteban

      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.

  • smurfy

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

  • BigBlueAL

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

    • Pat D

      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.

  • thumbs

    Doesn’t look like he is carrying bail money.

  • YankeesJunkie

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

    • Esteban

      LOL.

  • Esteban

    Wow, almost killed Jobber.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Jobber is broken

  • Pat D

    Strikes, Joba. WTF.

  • FIPster Doofus

    HOLY FUCK

  • Cy Pettitte

    Holy ARod, wow

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

    Holy crap. Alex.

  • Charles

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

  • smurfy

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

  • YankeesJunkie

    A-Rod makes it look easy.

  • Esteban

    Gamesaver.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Seattle needs tazers, another fan on the field

  • jon

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

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

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

    • jon

      did he just say 4 people?

      • YankeesJunkie

        Yes! I am sort of surprised that there is no mass rushing of like 5 or 10 people at a time. That I would want to see.

        • jon

          I was just thinking about that

          a flash mob meeting at a stadium to streak in body suits or something

          • YankeesJunkie

            Sounds good!

    • YankeesJunkie

      That would be so badass in a terrible terrible way.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Swisher at .201….barely hanging on.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Swisher is awful.

  • Yankee Bigot

    Swisher rules

  • swishers fauxhawk

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

  • BigBlueAL

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

  • AnthonyD

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

    • jon

      who leads the team in strike outs?

      that would be the grandy man with 46

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

      9.2% swings and misses, tied with Granderson and A-Rod for the highest among the regulars.

      http://www.fangraphs.com/winss.....ason1=2011

      • AnthonyD

        Thanks Mike. jon just fyi you can strike out without swinging and missing and you can swing and miss in a PA without striking out.

  • BigBlueAL

    I thought the Mariners bullpen isnt very good.

  • Pat D

    Gardner back in a bit of a slump.

  • Yankee Bigot

    hHitters 6-9: 0-15, 1 BB……YAY!!!

  • BigBlueAL

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

  • Cy Pettitte

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

    • Jetrer

      have a feeling you won’t have to wait till the tenth for this to end

      • Cy Pettitte

        I believe in Jobber

      • Karl Krawfid

        Yeah.

        I’ma turn it off now. Goodnight.

      • Jetrer

        Glad I was wrong. Nice job by Joba.

    • BigBlueAL

      If Yankees dont score in the 10th assuming Mo isnt brought in this game will probably end in the 10th considering the non-Mo relievers left.

      Yankees have 2-3-4 up in the 10th, they will take the lead and bring in Mo for the save.

  • BigBlueAL

    Good job by Joba.

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

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

  • YankeesJunkie

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

  • Ben from Stanford

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

  • Yankee Bigot

    League owns us

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • V

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

  • Jetrer

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

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

    Swinging in a 3-0 count? Why?

  • V

    He hasn’t grounded out or bunted out yet…

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

    Jack Cust: .689 OPS, 102 OPS+.

    Where the hell did all the offense go?

    • Esteban

      The hitters have stopped eating their spinach.

    • Cy Pettitte

      Chone Figgins disease is communicable

  • Dan

    Dude Teixeira can not swing on 3-0 there.

  • Cy Pettitte

    come on Coltrane

  • Charles

    I smell a Cano hot streak coming

  • smurfy

    Robbie’s gotta groove on.

  • Esteban

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

  • Dan

    Everyone has hit the ball hard this inning.

  • Randall

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

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

      A six, but that’s up from a four a few weeks ago.

    • Esteban

      6

  • Jetrer

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

  • Esteban

    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.

  • Yankee Bigot

    dare i say, 1-8 RISP

  • Yankee Bigot

    Logan = game over

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

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

    • BigBlueAL

      They arent exactly Demolition.

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

    Wow, he got a lefty out.

  • stuart a

    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??????????????????

  • stuart a

    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……

    • FIPster Doofus

      Who cares about .260? His wOBA was .391 entering the game, and has since gone up. Tex has been great.

    • smurfy

      let me clarify that 260 is number that summarize a whole season, and does not pertain to a streak.

    • Esteban

      Yes, because batting average is the best and only way to measure a hitter.

      • V

        Welcome to the 1980s.

        • Esteban

          Bright colors, bad music, cocaine, and batting average.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Fuck yes

  • Esteban

    Woo Jeter. Nice play.

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

    Nice, Jeter.

  • smurfy

    Way to gymnastify it, Derek!

  • Charles

    Did boone logan actually just get through a full inning?

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

      And he got two lefties out!

    • Yankee Bigot

      Did he actually get 2 lefties out?

  • BigBlueAL

    Never doubted Boone Logan would get the job done.

  • stuart a

    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??????????????

  • Randall

    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.

  • BigBlueAL

    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.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Yay Swish

  • Yankee Bigot

    Does everyone in Seattle’s pen throw sinkers?

  • smurfy

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

  • BigBlueAL

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

  • Dan

    Jeter silences some critics with a base hit here.

  • Yankee Bigot

    Oh shit…RISP

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

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

    • YankeesJunkie

      Baby step…

  • FIPster Doofus

    This is irritating.

  • Jetrer

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

    • Jetrer

      I mean grounds out, not double play. Freudian slip.

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

        Can’t blame you there.

  • JobaWockeeZ

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

    • Yankee Bigot

      Crap, Ayala vs the bottom of the line-up………..

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

    Ayala?

  • stuart a

    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…

  • Dan

    Bullshittttt

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

    Haha, real nice Miguel.

  • Pat D

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

  • Esteban

    That’s what he gets for sliding into first.

    Stop it fans, don’t applaud stupidity.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      And if Gardner did that I expect you to call him out then.

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

        Melky used to do that shit all the time. Annoying as hell.

      • Esteban

        Non-sequitir, but ok.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Ken said hustle! Murder him!

  • V

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

  • stuart a

    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…..

    • V

      d00d. I’ve ragged on Jeter as much as anyone, but holy hell you’re annoying.

  • YankeesJunkie

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

  • Dan

    I would have left Logan in.

  • FIPster Doofus

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

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

      Same.

  • smurfy

    Coney is re4ally ripping it up. LOL afire.

  • BigBlueAL

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

  • Yankee Bigot

    Ayala = white flag

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

    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.

  • Dan

    That pitch was DIRTY

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

    Nice play Robbie.

  • Pat D

    It’s always gotta be an adventure.

  • smurfy

    sweet, Ayala.

  • Pat D

    Wow.

  • BigBlueAL

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

  • Jetrer

    nice play Jeter … almost makes up for being so unclutch

  • smurfy

    no slouch at shortstop, either. Great game.

  • Dan

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

    • Gonzo

      Isn’t he in positive territory for all defensive metrics?

    • smurfy

      His two faux pas were a shock this game because he is so competent.

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

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

    http://www.baseball-reference......i?id=kpM6d

  • Yankee Bigot

    A-rod will hit a HR

  • smurfy

    Waddyaknow? Both Boone and Ayala did it.

    • Gonzo

      It is the Mariners.

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

        Didn’t help last night.

        • Gonzo

          Yeah, they scored a whopping 4 runs.

  • Dan

    Anyone left other than Mo?

    • BigBlueAL

      Pendleton I guess.

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

      Pendleton.

    • smurfy

      just Ayala and pennington.

  • Orlando

    An A-bomb from………………..

    • Jetrer

      Figgins??

  • AnthonyD

    Totally crazy that they can’t hit these bums.

  • BigBlueAL

    Ridiculous.

  • Orlando

    i can use a beer right now

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

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

  • Yankee Bigot

    Sinker balls. The new poison for our offense.

  • M-Three

    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.

  • BigBlueAL

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

  • smurfy

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

  • BigBlueAL

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

  • BigTimeBartolo

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

  • smurfy

    let’s see some strikeouts, Mo.

  • Yankee Bigot

    let me guess, another RBI ground out coming up.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Kennedy is horrible. Get a DP.

  • Jimmy

    Here comes da bunt.

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

    Whiff and a groundout, please.

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

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

    • David N

      Everyone else, yes. Guy is moving into Yankee killer territory.

  • BigBlueAL

    LOL

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

    Fuck.

  • Ivan

    What an annoying lose smfh.

  • Gonzo

    This is such a weird game.

  • Pat D

    Fuck fuckity fuck fuck fuck.

  • Jetrer

    fuck fuck fuck this fucking useless offense

  • Cy Pettitte

    this team is a fucking joke

    IT’S THE FUCKING MARINERS

  • BigTimeBartolo

    So fucking angry. GOD DAMMIT MO

  • Jimmy

    Bloop Single. Double. Bloop Single.

    Hilarious.

  • M-Three

    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.

    • Jimmy

      And the Yankees still can’t hit with risp.

    • Pat D

      Well, Suzyn, no matter how many times I say it…

  • V

    Hit Pineda?

    Loss.

    Hit Felix?

    Loss.

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

  • davew

    We’re doomed!!!!!1

  • FIPster Doofus

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

  • Yankee Bigot

    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….

  • Dan

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

  • Zack

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

    • Yankee Bigot

      This is Girardi’s fault. Why pitch Mo when you had Pendleton?

      • Yankee Bigot

        just kidding

  • Dan

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

    • Gonzo

      Cervelli already hit a HR.

    • Cuso

      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”

  • BigTimeBartolo

    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

  • Dan

    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

      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

      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.

  • Cuso

    how many 1-run losses does this team have?

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

  • Yankee Bigot

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

  • Zack

    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.

  • Jimmy

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

    .243 (97 for 400)

  • wow

    disgusting