Game 56: Bacck on tracck


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The Angels took yesterday’s series opener, but that’s it. They don’t get anything else and CC Sabathia will make sure of that. Here’s the lineup…

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

CC Sabathia, SP

The game begins shortly after 9pm ET and can be seen on YES locally or MLB Network nationally. Enjoy.

Categories : Game Threads


  1. Mickey Scheister says:

    Let’s do the damn thing and stomp some Halos tonight! I’m an atheist for tonight son!

  2. CMP says:

    The world would be a better place if a giant sinkhole opened up under Fenway and swallowed up the Red Sox and 40K of their fans. Hopefully it would happen during a Fox game of the week and get Tim Mccarver and Joe Buck too.

  3. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    You know hoe bad the other team’s announcers are when I prefer to listen to Lorenz/Flaharty. Hell, Nancy Newman is probably better than the Angles announcers. Although I’m kinda curious as to what people voted on the poll question. My money’s on the championships.

  4. Pastadivingjeter says:

    Those Mets giveaway caps are hidious

  5. Guns of the Navarone (A mushroom cloud layin' mothafucka, mothafucka!) says:

    Ok 15 pitch AB plz

  6. Pat D says:

    I never knew baby showers could be so tiring.

  7. A-Rod's Wingman says:

    If they win today they are assured at least a share of first place in the road trip and finishing above .500 for the road trip.

  8. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Just found this video of Bernie playing with Twisted Sister (!!!) at the Best Buy Theater. Ridiculously awesome.


    • nedro says:

      Bernie playing “Take Me Out…” in Cooperstown >>>>>>>>>>> that piece of shit. If I knew how to post the link, I would. It’s righ on the same UTube page…

  9. Pastadivingjeter says:

    7 pitch meh

  10. A-Rod's Wingman says:

    Meh. Not an awful AB.

  11. Pastadivingjeter says:

    Why is it the yankees can score in the early innings but after 5 its hard for them?

  12. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    That was a terrible jump.

  13. A-Rod's Wingman says:

    C’mon Curtis.

  14. Pastadivingjeter says:

    Horrible call to steal there

    • Guns of the Navarone (A mushroom cloud layin' mothafucka, mothafucka!) says:

      Why? Because he was caught?

      • Esteban says:

        Everything that doesn’t work out was a bad idea when you have hindsight.

      • Pastadivingjeter says:

        No you don’t need to take a chance with 2 of your best hitters up. It shows a team that feels desperate.

        • Guns of the Navarone (A mushroom cloud layin' mothafucka, mothafucka!) says:

          So Curtis Granderson should never attempt to steal. Is that what you’re saying? There’s a difference between aggressive and desperate.

        • Jetrer says:

          An 80% basestealer trying to steal a base means the team is desperate???

        • Mike Axisa says:

          He just got a bad jump, no big deal. Granderson steals at a high percentage, Santana allows a ton of steals, and Mathis isn’t all that good at throwing guys out.

  15. Mike Axisa says:

    Torii Hunter’s totally going to win the text poll.

  16. Guns of the Navarone (A mushroom cloud layin' mothafucka, mothafucka!) says:

    Yeah very weird swings and it looks like the hitters can’t pick up the ball early at all.

  17. mike_h says:

    freakin hate west coast games

  18. CBean says:

    I hope CC can get some run support tonight!

    • Guns of the Navarone (A mushroom cloud layin' mothafucka, mothafucka!) says:

      Yeah he might need it he doesn’t look sharp so far.

  19. iloveyoubartolo says:

    Fielding percentage.

  20. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Fuck BABIP

  21. Esteban says:

    Is this part of Swisher’s resurgence?

  22. Cy Pettitte says:

    Swish being productive makes me so happy. If that avg. gets up a little higher I can wear my Swisher shirsey again in public.

  23. Guns of the Navarone (A mushroom cloud layin' mothafucka, mothafucka!) says:

    Hip hip?

  24. Esteban says:

    Damn it Bourjos is so fast. Robbed JoPo of two hits in the last two games.

  25. Guns of the Navarone (A mushroom cloud layin' mothafucka, mothafucka!) says:


  26. Jetrer says:

    fucking Gardner

  27. Pat D says:

    Please stop sucking again, Brett.

  28. CBean says:

    Some bring their Swisher home.

  29. Guns of the Navarone (A mushroom cloud layin' mothafucka, mothafucka!) says:

    Still trying to figure out just what Brett Gardner is…

  30. Esteban says:

    Gardner either is an OBP machine or sucks. Sucked for the first three weeks until around April 20th, was on fire for almost a month, and now he can’t buy a hit again.

  31. Cy Pettitte says:

    Weaver face > Scioscia face, imo.

  32. Bob Stone says:

    Awright Cap’n.

  33. Pat D says:


  34. MannyGeee says:

    RISPFAIL…. shitty

  35. Hummingbird S. says:

    damn, unlucky check swing..

  36. Pastadivingjeter says:

    Jesus curtis
    What is it about that ballpark and this team the the yanks can get the big hit (other than 2009 alcs)

  37. Jetrer says:

    does anyone know what the high leverage split on fangraphs is based on? Whatever it is, Gardner has been awful: .059 wOBA and -81 wRC+

  38. V says:

    Why the hell is ARod so shallow vs. Abreu?

  39. MannyGeee says:

    why was A Rod in with 2 outs and Abreu up? looking for the 42 YO to bunt his way on?

  40. V says:

    If an umpire takes a few seconds to make the call, he’s guessing.

  41. MannyGeee says:

    and Abreu was out…. if Cano would remember to tag the fking guy.

  42. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    That should be an error on Cano

  43. Jetrer says:

    Alright, time for the pregame tagging drills

  44. Pastadivingjeter says:

    Wouldbyou do this trade
    Gardner,joba,betance,romine for beltran and krod
    Stronger pen and more offensive of for yanks
    Mets get a servicable future catcher a closer and outfielder and leadoff guy when reyes gets traded.
    Plus a prospect 2-3 guy in betance

    • Mike Axisa says:

      You’re giving up way too much. Gardner alone is too much for four total months (and millions and millions of dollars) of those two. K-Rod isn’t much better than what they have, he’s a baserunner machine.

      • Esteban says:

        He’s pretty good at not letting those baserunners score. Somehow.

      • Pastadivingjeter says:

        Beltran is having a good year and would deepen a great lineup.
        Krod needs a change of atmosphere and maybe mo and girardi can control him
        Gardner and joba are ?S at this point so you are really giving up a young catcher and pitcher at this point for a championship run and better bullpen options.

    • Jetrer says:

      hell no. Both Beltran and esp. KRod would be salary dumps basically. You are giving up way, way too much.

    • Cy Pettitte says:

      you sound like a Mets fan who calls into Francesa

    • MannyGeee says:

      nope and nope. K Rod beats up old guys, he wouldn’t make it a week in the Yankees clubhouse… *zing*

    • FIPster Doofus says:

      God, no. That’s just awful for the Yankees.

      • Pastadivingjeter says:

        Nova (assuming hughes returns)
        Thats a good pen
        Beltran would be the 2nd best hitter on the yankees

        • Jetrer says:

          not saying those guys could not help (though I’m not sure KRod is that much of an upgrade over Joba), but your giving up way too much to get them. Just one of the four you listed might be enough

      • MannyGeee says:

        this trade would be the exact opposite of getting younger for the long term. no thanks

    • CMP says:

      Why not throw in ManBan and Montero too?

  45. MannyGeee says:

    hey, you know whats funny? Torii Hunter used to be good! The Halos really dodged a bullet by not signing Crawford to give you that EXACT same production for the next 7 seasons…

  46. tom says:

    Don Baylor.

    An easy one for us old timers

  47. Guns of the Navarone (A mushroom cloud layin' mothafucka, mothafucka!) says:

    Ho hum

  48. Hummingbird S. says:

    comon Robbie, gotta hit that hanger… that was a cookie

  49. V says:

    Blegh, I hate official scorers. An error called a hit, a passed ball called a wild pitch, and Axford is about to be saddled with an ER if this run scores.

  50. CMP says:

    .317 OBP for Robbie. I hope that means he’s gonna have a monster 2nd half.

  51. Pat D says:

    Ha ha, Hunter.

  52. Cy Pettitte says:

    lol Torii, he gone.

  53. MannyGeee says:

    wow…. that was awesome on a bunch of levels

  54. Ben from Stanford says:

    I was just thinking a Robbie homer would be nice

  55. V says:

    Ok. That. Was. Awesome.

  56. Mike Axisa says:

    Homerun of the year.

  57. Pastadivingjeter says:

    Get torri a ticket for that seat

  58. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    2 home runs there: the ball and Torii Hunter

  59. CBean says:

    I just said “I miss having toomanyhomeruns as a problem” when Robbie hit that.

  60. mbonzo says:

    Instead of a ball that Yankee fan caught a Torii Hunter.

  61. Jetrer says:

    Torii Hunter taking out old guys in the stands now. I thought he was supposed to be such a nice guy.

  62. MannyGeee says:

    and by the way, Papelbon is everything thats wrong with baseball. what a douche

  63. Carl says:

    That actually shocked me. I guess Torii wanted that ball real bad.

  64. Hummingbird S. says:

    what a weak ass throw

  65. Cy Pettitte says:


  66. Esteban says:

    I never thought about Granderson’s arm, but now that there was an article (right?) about outfield arms, that’s a good example of him not having a great arm.

    • CMP says:

      For a second I thought that was Bernie throwing a 5 hopper into 2nd base.

      • SamWalt says:

        I saw Bernie at the Delta Dugout thing and he was making fun of himself for having such a terrible throwing arm. He pretended to throw his water bottle at Mr. Met and then he said (kind of to himself) “even when I as playing I probably couldn’t hit him”.

  67. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:


  68. mbonzo says:

    Way to ruin the 1 run lead right away defense.

  69. Cy Pettitte says:

    put that run on Jeter’s ERA

  70. mbonzo says:

    Went to a brewery this afternoon and saw someone who looked exactly like one of Axisa’s twitter pics. They had a Yankee iPhone case and it looked like a Charleston hat on. I rechecked his the picture and it wasn’t him. Totally disappointed :(

  71. CBean says:

    It’d just be nice if we could bring our players in when they’re on 3rd.

  72. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    You know, I might be interested in the Bat Day if the bat didn’t have a Bank Of America logo.

  73. Pastadivingjeter says:

    Double steal ( just kidding)

  74. Jetrer says:

    way to go Cap’n Clutch

  75. Hummingbird S. says:

    so predictable

  76. Mike Axisa says:

    Four more years baby. Well, three and two-thirds, really.

  77. Mojo says:

    Electric Offense!

  78. Pastadivingjeter says:

    Serious bad at bat by jetes come on work the pitcher

  79. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    So frustrating, I can’t even think of a creative Jeter comment.

  80. Cuso says:

    First pitch. that was a guaranteed outcome.

  81. Jimmy says:


  82. Pastadivingjeter says:

    I wonder if jeter will retire if we win it all this year.

    • mbonzo says:

      Despite all the Jeter hate, he’s still well above average for SS in the AL imo.

      • Esteban says:

        Fangraphs has him at .5 WAR or 3rd worst in the AL among SS.

        • mbonzo says:

          Again, its just an opinion, but when you look at his numbers and his BABIP I think he’s till above average. Would you really take Jed Lowrie over Jeter?

          • Mike Axisa says:

            Yes, I’d definitely take Lowrie over Jeter.

          • Esteban says:

            Yes. He gets hurt a lot, so I’d be worry about that, but almost certainly he’ll be a more productive player this year and the net 3 years.

            • mbonzo says:

              I might be in denial, but players shouldn’t got from a 20% LD rate to almost 10% in a year. BABIP don’t typically drop .60 beyond career levels. Yes he’s getting old, but I don’t he’s hit a brick wall. I still think he’s a product of SSS.

              • Esteban says:

                It was 16.1% last year. Maybe it goes up to 16% again, but I think that’s unlikely. even if if goes up to 13 or 14%, the Jeter we knew and loved is gone.

      • Jetrer says:

        17th in wOBA, tied for 16th in fWAR, so close to average, but def not above average

        • Jetrer says:

          thats overall in MLB. see Esteban’s comment above. Only better than Cliff Pennington and Alcides Escobar in AL

          • mbonzo says:

            So you’d really take Brendan Ryan, Jed Lowrie, and Erick Aybar over Jeter? Aybar would be iffy, but Jete’s babip is gonna go up. His line drive rate won’t stay so low.

            • Jetrer says:

              over the next 4 years, I’d take almost anybody over Jeter at short. I think Jeter is still passable now, but he’s only going downhill and its really going to be ugly over the next few years.

              • mbonzo says:

                If we’re talking about the Yankees, I’d take Jeter. They can afford him and he’s not gonna be that much worse than half these guys in 4 years.

            • Esteban says:

              His LD% might go up a bit, but how much do you expect it to? 16.1% last year, 11.7% this year. When players get to a certain age, you can’t always expect for them to bounce back to what they were. It’s possible and likely that Jeter’s age has eroded his skills so that his LD% won’t rebound much from where they are.

              • mbonzo says:

                Its possible, buts extraordinarily rare to go from kick ass to absolutely suck. I think we’re jumping down his throat, especially when we see his saber number.

                • Esteban says:

                  Part of the problem in diagnosing his decline is how great he was in 2009. If you take out 2009, his decline is more apparent.
                  Which looks like the outlier

                  19.9% 2007
                  17.9% 2008
                  20.3% 2009
                  16.1% 2010
                  11.7% 2011.

                  The 11.7% is steep, but part of the general trend.

                  His GB% has also been over 65% the last two years, HR/FB is down to 4.5%. I don’t think there’s much to look at in Jeter’s numbers that suggest a big rebound at age 36/37

                  • mbonzo says:

                    The problem I have is 15 years of awesome v. 1 crappy year and one cold 1/3 season. Trust me, if he’s bad after this season I’ll join the Jeter is too old club but I’m a patient person. Sure you can take out 2009, but you could also take out 2010, and this just becomes a slump.

                    • Jetrer says:

                      except he was down in 2008 as well

                    • Esteban says:

                      Except Jeter is 36 almost 37. It’s increasingly unlikely that he’s gonna return to the high standards he set for himself.

                    • mbonzo says:

                      I don’t think he’ll be a .354 babiper like his career numbers say, but .320-.310 wouldn’t be far off from what I think he’s capable at 37. That would mean he’ll hit around .290.

  83. CMP says:

    Tough choice so far for Angels Most valuable player of the game between Santana and Jeter.

  84. Stratman9652 says:

    Swish is definitely an adventure out there but he gets the job done.

  85. Ivan says:

    Swisher with the defense.

  86. V says:

    I’m tired of watching ARod stand there and watch singles go past him :-(

  87. CBean says:

    Why can’t we get Abreu out?

  88. Stratman9652 says:

    That’s twice now bobby has ripped one through the left side while Jeter and A Rod just stood there.

  89. CMP says:

    52% of the people who took that poll have no clue what they’re talking about.

  90. Cy Pettitte says:

    that is one confused kid

  91. Pastadivingjeter says:


  92. Ivan says:


  93. Pat D says:

    I need to get that version of the Angels hat that the kid with the ARod jersey has.

  94. JMK says:

    This broadcast is narcolepsy-like.

  95. Esteban says:

    Woohoo. Yes! The Power’s coming back(?)!!!!

  96. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    An A-Bomb!
    That hopefully will destroy the Angles

  97. Jimmy says:

    3 more home runs from A-Rod.

    I called 4 this series.

  98. Esteban says:

    Was Lorenz’s HR call really “Did you get a shot of that one?”. Wow that’s bad.

  99. JM says:

    Oh boy, here come the Halos Heaven conspiracies. “A-Rod’s cousin is giving him more steroids!”

  100. Ivan says:

    Take us home CC, take us home!!!1

  101. Jimmy says:

    lol at the little kid with the Angels hat, Jeter shirt, and A-Rod Jersey on.

  102. Ivan says:

    Tex=Best defensive 1st baseman in MLB….yeah I said it.

    • Pastadivingjeter says:

      Agon and pujols might have something to say.

      • mbonzo says:

        Agon and Pujoles are overrated if you ask me. Its just people surprised they can field because they can hit. Tex is in this club too btw, but I’ll still take his defense amongst the 3.

        • V says:

          You are wrong. You are so wrong.

          Pujols is -amazing- to watch at 1B. Best ranged 1B I’ve -ever- seen on pop ups and slow grounders.

  103. Pastadivingjeter says:

    Wow angels must have plans after the game nice quick inning

    • JMK says:

      They plan to trade Mike Trout, Hank Conger, Jered Weaver and Walden for Beltran and K-Rod. They want to make a quick one out of it.

  104. Pastadivingjeter says:

    Gritner getting hot again

  105. Pat D says:

    At least Derek can’t DP here.

    I think.

  106. JMK says:

    With two outs, can Jeter still manage to ground into a DP?

    • SamWalt says:

      Yes, provided that there is also a runner in scoring position. The official scorer automatically pencils it in.

  107. Pastadivingjeter says:

    Jeter needs to find arods cousin.
    Or cameron diaz

  108. Jon A says:

    Swish and Gardner have hit the ball fairly well tonight. Hopefully this continues.

  109. Mojo says:

    Eeek! That was ugly.

  110. Jimmy says:

    Curtis needs to make an adjustment bad.

    Attack those sloppy get me over breaking pitches for strike 1.

  111. V says:


    He went, but that home plate umpire calling check swing strikes still pisses me off.

  112. Pat D says:

    Well, BRef doesn’t have Jeter tied with Sam Rice.

  113. Mantle28 says:

    Hey Mike, what’s the difference between bWAR, fWAR, and regular WAR? Thanks

    • Esteban says:

      bWAR is Baseball Reference’s version of WAR.
      fWAR is fangraph’s
      I think Baseball Prospectus has their own version, but since it’s a pay site, and not as well organized, I don’t use it.

      The difference is based on their own measures of defense and what they numbers they use for pitchers.

    • Mike Axisa says:

      bWAR = baseball-reference WAR
      fWAR = fangraphs WAR

      bWAR uses results for pitching, like runs allowed. fWAR uses fielding independent metrics, like K, BB, and HR rates. They also calculate defensive value differently for position players.

      • Pat D says:

        Do you know why it is that Fangraphs doesn’t have WAR data for pitchers pre-1980 or so?

        • Mike Axisa says:

          I do and I forgot it. They’re missing some kind of piece of info to complete the calculation, I just forget what exactly.

        • mbonzo says:

          UZR is a part of fWAR and I think thats the reason that you can’t find fWAR that early. Just a guess.

          • mbonzo says:

            Found this on Fangraphs.

            2. Calculating Defense: Each system uses a different defensive metric. fWAR uses UZR, while rWAR uses TotalZone (developed by Sean Smith). UZR is more accurate but is only available from 2002 onward, while TotalZone values can be calculated for any player in baseball history.

    • mbonzo says:

      rWAR is also a bref stat but a product of baseball projection I think. All these numbers on different scales so don’t try to compare.

  114. Pastadivingjeter says:


  115. Jimmy says:

    CC’s pitching like he wants 25 million a year for 7 years.

  116. Mike Axisa says:

    Sabathia can totally finish this one off. He’s at ~85 pitches through seven. He could probably go ten if needed.

  117. Cy Pettitte says:

    CG win please

  118. Karim Garcia says:

    lol @ Mo listening to Cervelli

  119. mbonzo says:

    Is it ok to like Torii Hunter again?

    Is he still overrated?

    • Esteban says:

      Since people probably don’t talk about him like a great player anymore, he’s probably not overrated now. He certainly was for a few years. Above average-very good player. Never great.

      • JMK says:

        Didn’t he have a pseudo-racism tirade a few years back?

      • mbonzo says:

        Yea, he was always above average but I couldn’t deal with all my friends going crazy over him. He seems to have a great attitude, and I feel like he’s gonna be a big part of an organization once he retires.

  120. Ivan says:

    Wow A-Rod that was right down the middle.

  121. Mojo says:

    One of these days the Yanks are going to start murdering the opposing bullpen again. I await in eager anticipation.

  122. CBean says:

    ugh I forgot about the rally monkey.

  123. Esteban says:

    Ugh, wtf is up with Abreu killing CC tonight?

  124. FIPster Doofus says:

    Abreu is still a hell of an offensive player, even without power.

  125. Ivan says:

    Ugh, you gotta pitch Abreu inside CC. At this point of Abreu’s career, I have a hard believing he can turn on a inside fastball.

  126. Jimmy says:

    Big batter right here.

    GJ CC.

  127. Jetrer says:

    why Joba??

  128. Jimmy says:

    Huge batter right here.

    I hate Howie Kendrick.

  129. Guns of the Navarone (A mushroom cloud layin' mothafucka, mothafucka!) says:

    Last guy on the Angels roster I want to see up right now.

  130. Jimmy says:

    Hell yeah CC and Tex!

  131. Cy Pettitte says:

    lol Teix went into panic mode when he realized it was CC on the mound.

  132. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    I hope Joe will let CC go for a CG

  133. Esteban says:

    Heh, Teix almost didn’t get to the base with the slide.

  134. Jon A says:

    Just out of curiosty would anybody happen to know CC’s GB/FB ratio?

  135. CBean says:

    CC for 9th?

  136. Mike Axisa says:

    Please send CC back out for the ninth.

  137. Carl says:

    99 pitches after 8 innings, but this is a save situation. I say tough call yet again.

  138. Mike Axisa says:

    Well, Mo’s not warming up. This is all CC.

  139. mbonzo says:

    I’m pretty sure Mo wants to punch Cervelli right in his grit.

  140. Jetrer says:

    Mo looks like he wants to shoot himself for having to listen to Cervelli.

  141. CBean says:

    Ha, Mo’s face at Cervelli!

  142. Cy Pettitte says:

    Mo is practicing some serious zen baseball.

  143. Dela G says:

    lolz at mariano rivera

  144. Cy Pettitte says:

    oh my god they’re doing the wave…

  145. Dela G says:

    wow that was not a strike 3 on swisher

  146. Jetrer says:

    looked like ball 4

  147. mbonzo says:

    That was outside, but if he’s gonna call that for CC I’ll take it.

  148. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    If CC allows a baserunner, then we’ll probably see Mo

  149. Carl says:

    Well, here we go. Back out for the bottom of the 9th.

  150. Bob Stone says:

    Dickerson for Swisher for defense?

  151. Jimmy says:

    A-Rod baby!

  152. Jetrer says:

    very nice play ARod

  153. Bob Stone says:

    C’mon CC – one more out.

  154. Ivan says:

    Great play by A-Rod.

  155. Esteban says:

    Haha, people were complaining earlier in the game about ARod “watching groundballs go by him”

  156. Ivan says:

    either way this is CC last batter.

  157. Jimmy says:

    Come on CC one more out!

  158. Cy Pettitte says:


  159. mbonzo says:

    Leave him in please.

  160. V says:

    What the hell, is Jeter running through molasses out there?

    And Joe Girardi – FUCK YOU.

  161. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    uggh….fuck BABIP

  162. Ivan says:

    SMFH, they have been killin CC with these bitch ass singles.

  163. Esteban says:

    Oh what the hell. Two nothing hits.

  164. Pat D says:

    What the fuck was that, Derek?

  165. Mike Axisa says:

    Sabathia’s thrown 33.2 of 36 possible innings in his last four starts.

  166. Jimmy says:

    Man what the hell was that?

  167. Bob Stone says:

    That’s the second run Jeter cost the Yanks in this game. No range to his left. I hate to say it but Jeter is looking very old.

  168. Guns of the Navarone (A mushroom cloud layin' mothafucka, mothafucka!) says:

    Yeah, CC’s defense really helped him out. Great commentary by Lorenz and Flaherty.

  169. JMK says:

    Jeter should just throw his glove at balls not hit directly at him at this point in his career.

  170. V says:

    Girardi has to insert himself into the game. Fucking imbecile.

    • Esteban says:

      I don’t think this move is ridiculous.

        • V says:

          And of course you don’t. You should just change your login to ‘Devil’s advocate’.

          • Esteban says:

            Why was it ridiculous. CC had thrown a bunch of pitches. Mariano’s a great reliever. I wouldn’t have been upset either way, but to call Girardi a “fucking imbecile” for putting Mariano Rivera in, when he had already warmed up, is ridiculous to me.

            • V says:

              107 pitches for CC is a “bunch”? He’s hardly getting hit around. If he had a shortstop that didn’t need a walker to get around the game would be over.

              Between last night and tonight I’ve seen you insert yourself into seemingly 10 different posts merely to disagree with someone.

              • V says:

                And please don’t bother responding to me. I’m out.

              • Esteban says:

                Ok, it’s a blog comment section, what the fuck am I supposed to do? Only say +1 and I agree? I don’t think I’m disrespectful to people and I try to provide evidence most of the time. Maybe you don’t like it because I disagree with you, but I assure you it’s not just for the sake of disagreeing with you.

          • Esteban says:

            I didn’t disagree with you to be a pain in the ass or a devil’s advocate, but because I didn’t agree that Girardi was a fucking imbecile for bringing in Mariano Rivera. Is your position the only reasonable one?

        • Jetrer says:

          Bringing in Mo is never a bad move. Its not always necessary, but never a bad move.

  171. CBean says:

    I’m just not a fan of defensive indifference in such close games.

  172. Dela G says:

    well that sucked. so effing lucky

    gettem mo

  173. Bob Stone says:

    CC deerved the complete game win. The defense has let him down many times this year.

    • Bob Stone says:


    • V says:

      To be ‘fair’, the defense is what it is: awful. And Jeter/ARod aren’t going to get better.

    • Esteban says:

      They won so I doubt CC is that upset. If he is, then he’s pretty selfish.

    • MT says:

      They posted a statistic during game that Yankees have 12 errors behind CC – most for any pitcher in baseball (not sure whether that stat was before or after Jeter error leading to first run.)

      Also will one of the reporters ask Jeter how he can not come anywhere close to a three hopper through the middle of infield?

      (They always say about Jeter – he many not have range but he will catch everything hit to him (unlike some other shortstops with better range) – that error was hit right to him – hopefully that skill will also not start to degrade.

  174. Jimmy says:

    Wooo big win!

  175. Cy Pettitte says:

    1 pitch 1 out 1 save

    ultimate zen baseball

  176. Pat D says:

    Cheapest of the cheap saves.

  177. Ivan says:

    Dat was quick.

  178. Mike Axisa says:

    Hooray for one pitch saves.

  179. Xstar7 says:

    Heh, Mariano only needed to throw 1 pitch.

  180. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    “Mo threw lots of pitches last night. We needed to rest him”

  181. Dela G says:

    well that was easy


  182. mbonzo says:

    Too many homeruns.

  183. deeznutz says:

    Solid win. I’d kind of liked to see CC get the last out though.

  184. Bob Stone says:

    Bullshit interview. Question about Mo picking up the save but no question about Jeter screwing up CC’s chance for a complete game win.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

      Yes, I can just picture Kim Jones asking, “So how about that piece of shit Derek Jeter blowing your complete game win? How does that make you feel?”

      • Bob Stone says:

        I’d love that but it isn’t happening in your lifetime or mine. Only Howard Cosell would ask a question like that and God bless him he is long gone.

  185. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    That was a nice, quick, well-played baseball game. Nice.

  186. first time lawng time says:

    Expected a much longer inning and for Mo to make things intersesting.

    I prefer one-pitch saves though. =)

  187. Carl says:

    And we have ourselves a winning road trip. Regardless of what happens tomorrow, I call it a success. The 4 straight wins from salvaging in Seattle to sweeping in Oakland helped the cause.

  188. FIPster Doofus says:

    Sabathia’s ERA over his last four starts: 0.21.

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