Jun
08

Game 59: Shorthanded

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The hits just keep on coming.

Injuries have a way of piling up, and they sure did for the Yankees today. Mark Teixeira feels well enough to start tonight despite suffering a contusion when he was hit by a pitch yesterday, but that’s the good news. Joba Chamberlain was placed on the disabled list with a strained elbow flexor and Russell Martin is day-to-day because his back locked up on his last night. Jorge Posada isn’t hurt, but he’s away from the team to be with his family while his son has surgery. The bench tonight: Chris Dickerson and Andruw Jones. Adversity, they has it. Here’s the lineup…

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

A.J. Burnett, SP

Tonight’s game will be broadcast on YES locally and ESPN nationally. Sorry for you out-of-towners. First pitch is scheduled for a little after 7pm ET, so try to enjoy.

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952 Comments»

  1. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Cervelli catching AJ’s 55 footers…uggh.

  2. Oscar Gamble's Fro says:

    Who catches if Cervelli gets hurt?

  3. murg says:

    Is it time to call up Montero?

    • Oscar Gamble's Fro says:

      Montero’s not an option. Out with an eye infection.

      What about Sanchez? He’s clearly ready for the Big Time in his own mind.

      Seriously though, who catches if Cervelli goes down? I figure A-Rod has the most “catching” experience on the squad, but I’m thinking it doesn’t translate.

  4. If we must die, let it not be like hogs
    Hunted and penned in an inglorious spot,
    While round us bark the mad and hungry dogs,
    Making their mock at our accursed lot.
    If we must die, O let us nobly die,
    So that our precious blood may not be shed
    In vain; then even the monsters we defy
    Shall be constrained to honor us though dead!
    O kinsmen we must meet the common foe!
    Though far outnumbered let us show us brave,
    And for their thousand blows deal one deathblow!
    What though before us lies the open grave?
    Like men we’ll face the murderous, cowardly pack,
    Pressed to the wall, dying, but fighting back!

  5. JobaWockeeZ says:

    If Teix gets hit even by a 40 MPH knuckleballer I will seriously lose it.

  6. Wed 6/08 v BOS – Tim Wakefield
    Thu 6/09 v BOS – Josh Beckett
    Fri 6/10 v CLE – Fausto Carmona
    Sat 6/11 v CLE – Mitch Talbot
    Sun 6/12 v CLE – Josh Tomlin
    Mon 6/13 v CLE – Carlos Carrasco
    Tue 6/14 v TEX – Alexi Ogando
    Wed 6/15 v TEX – Derek Holland
    Thu 6/16 v TEX – C.J. Wilson
    Fri 6/17 @ CHI – Doug Davis
    Sat 6/18 @ CHI – Ryan Dempster
    Sun 6/19 @ CHI – Randy Wells

    ————–

    Who does Jeter get #3000 against?

  7. A pink-and-black diagonal stripe tie, Michael?

  8. first time lawng time says:

    I hope the Yankees win tonight. I really hate seeing Sox fans and the media satisfied.

  9. Xstar7 says:

    Ellsbury is a pesky little bastard

  10. Cy Pettitte says:

    Frankie: call changes or I will end you.

  11. This smells like a homer-filled night. Ball is carrying.

  12. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Nice Jeter/Cervelli/Cano

  13. Guy Montag says:

    Cervelli provides nothing. He can’t hit and he can’t throw. He can bunt so I guess that’s why he’s still on the club.

  14. Xstar7 says:

    Is Cano stoned? He should have backed that up.

  15. NoH says:

    What a horrible throw.

  16. Mike Axisa says:

    One play, three players screwed up. I’m not even mad, I’m impressed.

  17. JobaWockeeZ says:

    See Girardi may have overused Martin but then we get this and proves that Cervelli should just not play as much as possible.

  18. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    AGon’s speed saved Robbie’s ass again.

  19. first time lawng time says:

    Cano, stop eating and pay attention.

  20. Xstar7 says:

    Is it just me, or did I hear “Let’s go Red Sox” chants?

  21. first time lawng time says:

    OMG AJ! Throw strikes! You can do it!

  22. Guns of the Navarone says:

    And cue over-obsessing about a bat flip.

    • Cy Pettitte says:

      If they wanna make a big deal out of it that’s fine, any excuse to throw at the Sox players is fine with me.

  23. JobaWockeeZ says:

    It would be great if CC plunked someone, benches get warned so Beckett can’t bitch like a punk ass girl for the rest of the game. Overrated POS.

  24. first time lawng time says:

    Leiter cannot speak. Lol

  25. Cy Pettitte says:

    yea, I give up on this series.

  26. Xstar7 says:

    …………………….

  27. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Just hit this bastard every AB now.

  28. Mike Axisa says:

    Can’t wait to blame this loss on the offense.

  29. bonestock94 says:

    Oh crap, thats salt in the wounds

  30. Guy Montag says:

    And why AJ didn’t drill Ortiz in the back is beyond me.

  31. Jeff Karstens, Male Model says:

    It’s like deja-vu all over again.

  32. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Shoulda drilled him……

  33. William Wallace says:

    Wow. Way to show up AJ. Appreciate it.

  34. Esteban says:

    Well then. Hitting him might be better than allowing a HR.

  35. Kostas says:

    I just love the Yankees. Their inability to perform at times just makes me laugh.

  36. IRF says:

    AJ will do everything he can to help Jeff Marquez get his big break

  37. Guy Montag says:

    It’s the Joe Torre years all over again. Afraid to retaliate and it cost us.

  38. first time lawng time says:

    Jesus, when was the last time the Yankees had a lead against Boston?

  39. Pasqua says:

    And on the 3rd meatball of the at-bat, Ortiz didn’t miss…

  40. Guns of the Navarone says:

    David Ortiz is totally on fire. That’s not AJ as much as it is Ortiz. The Yankees offense had plenty of chances last night to do damage, for instance, and didn’t get it done. He’s just swinging the bat like a madman. I wish the Yankees had anyone swinging the bat like he is right now – for average and power.

    • Pasqua says:

      Gotta say, if you have DVR, go back and watch that at-bat. AJ put about three pitches on a friggin TEE for Ortiz. Ortiz may be hot, but that WAS AJ.

  41. James A says:

    I know Ortiz didn’t style on that one, but I’d still like to see him at least get moved off the plate, he’s way too comfortable up there. And if he does get hit, so be it, the Yanks might need a little donnie brook to get back on east coast time

  42. Rob says:

    At least if wakefield doesn’t have it tonight, we have a good chance of coming back. I have a feeling he will be on, but i hope I’m wrong

  43. wow says:

    this team just plain sucks right now.

  44. Karl Krawfid says:

    Can’t wait for our O to go down 1-2-3

  45. Guy Montag says:

    And we don’t have Noesi to keep them in check for the rest of the game. We’re gonna have to win 10-9 with a depleted lineup. With Beckett on the mound tomorrow our chances to win the series are now slim.

  46. 4_Everbronx says:

    It’s hard to win spotting the other team three runs….pathetic.

  47. nathan says:

    Yikes !!

    Well, it can only get better

  48. rek4gehrig says:

    U jinxed it with that picture

  49. CMP says:

    How nice of AJ to give the Yankees a much needed quality outing.

  50. Cuso says:

    Had to listen to Millar on the drive home from work, and now I get to listen to McDonough/Nomar polishing Ortiz’ knob.

    Turning this game off now. G’nite

  51. first time lawng time says:

    If the offense gets shutout and the players sayit was hard to hit, because of the knuckleballer, I’m going to be pissed. That’s BS. They’ve faced him numerous times. Get over it.

  52. BklynJT says:

    oh gawd… thats last guy i wanted to hit a hr off us…

  53. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Shitty defense, shitty hitting and shitty pitching.

  54. IRF says:

    Way to put up a fight boys!

  55. Karl Krawfid says:

    Hilarious.

  56. Guy Montag says:

    And a predictable 1-2-3 inning as our guys hit weak pop ups trying to hit the 5 run home run.

  57. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    At least last night they scored 1 in the first

  58. Jay h says:

    Were losing. Season over. This team sucks.
    / average commenter’d

  59. Kostas says:

    Sox put 2 more on this inning…

  60. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Yeah this is definitely how Twins fans feel when the Yanks play the,.

  61. King George says:

    I’m over the first inning collapses this team is so accustomed to giving up. I had been meaning to bring this topic up at another time but since this game already sucks, I was kinda curious what you other RAB commenters/followers do for a living? It’d be kinda neat to get to know some of you better since we all talk to one another during what seems like every day/every game…

  62. It'sATarp says:

    Our pitching Blows outside of CC and colon…glad we decided to pass up on Haren and grienke right?

    • Yes, because “pass up” is exactly what happened in those instances.

      Those pitchers weren’t traded to other teams because those other teams gave the Diamondbacks and Royals quality packages that included good prospects those respective teams wanted; no, the Diamondbacks and Royals called the Yankees first and said “Do you want these guys? Name your price, whatever it is, we’ll take it”, and Cashman said “Fuck off, I don’t want those guys even if you gave them to me.”

      • Jetrer says:

        in fairness, they did absolutely pass on Greinke

        • I’m sure they wouldn’t have passed on him if his price was right. It wasn’t.

          • It'sATarp says:

            No they said they felt he couldn’t handle NY and didn’t bother get involved much.

            • But if all they had to give up was say, Nova, they would have jumped all over Grienke, warts and all.

              The Royals got a starting SS, a potential starting CF, and two quality arms for Grienke. We weren’t willing to gamble on Grienke at that pricepoint, which is a totally justifiable decision.

              • Jetrer says:

                It was their decision not to make ANY offer though. There’s a difference between not making the highest bid and not making any bid.

              • The BIG 3 says:

                In a matter of one week, Cash lost both Grienke and Lee. “Lost” because he had both the money and prospects to do either. Just stop it.

              • It'sATarp says:

                you’re over glorifying the package for Greinke. Escobar is a great defender with no bat. Jeffress is a projected reliever and Cain is a 25 year old Cf that has never cracked top 100 BA prospects. Odorizzi is the only guy that is decent but he is still in A ball and honestly I’d trade one of the B’s for Greinke, since it’ll be amazing if they ever get close to his level of production.

        • V says:

          And the headliner of the package the Brewers gave up was a glorified Ramiro Pena (yeah, Alcides Escobar was a much bigger prospect than Pena, but the d00d has -not- developed).

          Lorenzo Cain is good. But that package was rather underwhelming IMO.

          • Jeffress and Odorizzi are quality young arms. Cain is good, as you said. Escobar may not hit, but his chances of hitting are far better than Peña’s and he’s far better defensively to boot.

            • V says:

              They’re quality, but they’re not -top quality-. The deal was better, but not light years better, than the deal the Yankees made for Nady+Marte.

              The thing about trading (in real and fantasy baseball), teams don’t want your 5th best prospect, even if he’s better than the other guy’s best prospect.

              It’s a bizarre situation that leads to the Mariners asking for Austin Jackson for Washburn.

              • V says:

                ok, I definitely underestimated Odorizzi. Christina Kahrl loved the deal for the Royals.

                • V says:

                  Actually, I spoke too soon again ;-)

                  “If this deal seems a little light to you in terms of return, you’re not alone. Maybe Greinke’s limited no-trade protection put the Royals in an especially difficult situation, but if this is really all that two years of an ace brings you in December, that would suggest they’d have been better off holding onto him, and folding up any trade negotiations until later. Not that everybody is going to get what the Rangers got from the Braves at the deadline for Mark Teixeira in 2007, but a year and a half of control while trying to make a run at a pennant has a way of pressuring bidders into action. If this was the best deal they could get for Greinke now, the absence of any one definite difference-maker for the fortunes of the franchise strikes me as a squandered opportunity to convert Greinke into a more certain component of any future success they might aspire to. As good as Jeffress might be, relievers aren’t the rarest of rare assets, Cain might be no better than the veterans he’ll contend with, and Escobar could be nothing more than a more affordable defensive upgrade on Betancourt.”

                  http://www.baseballprospectus......leid=12608

              • The deal was better, but not light years better, than the deal the Yankees made for Nady+Marte.

                That’s not at all accurate. Jeffress and Odorizzi are both WORLDS better of pitching prospects than the three hurlers we gave Pittsburgh. WORLDS. And Tabata is an elite talent, better than Cain, but the difference between Cain and Tabata is more than made up for by Escobar, who is a legit MLB everyday shortstop.

                Yes, Escobar can’t hit. Hardly any shortstops can, though. Escobar is an ELITE defender, and that counts too.

                The Greinke package >>>>>>> the Nady/Marte package.

                • It'sATarp says:

                  Escobar is UZR is at 6.0 which is great yet he still is posting up -.2 WAR…Hitting matters. And once again Jeffress is a projected reliever…not exactly that hard to replace.

                • V says:

                  Oh, I agree it was better. But I don’t think it was 7 greater thans better ;-)

                  Odorizzi seems similar to Vizcaino. A low probability HIGH REWARD pitcher. Jeffress is similar to Melancon. Cain+Escobar = Tabata+Pena (Pena is an elite defender who can’t hit, but doesn’t have the potential for doubles power that Escobar does).

                  IMO, anyhoo.

          • The BIG 3 says:

            Concur

      • It'sATarp says:

        Oh please don’t give me the Haren would have costed us ManBan BS since by all reports out there the talks centered around Joba and Nova. Greinke? Cashman didn’t even bother to talk much about him, even though Greinke practically begged him to get traded here.

    • Greg says:

      And Oswalt

  63. CMP says:

    What’s the over/under on when AJ totally implodes today?

    I’ll say he’s out of the game after 4 innings.

  64. Matt says:

    The Red Sox are not this good. The problem is, it won’t matter if you spot them 5+ games in the standings by giving away game after game to them early on.

    When the Yankees went 0-8 against Boston, they spotted them an 8 game swing in the standings over going .500 against them. That’s how much better they were as a team than Boston in 2009. The difference is, would anyone say that this 2011 team is that much better than this Boston club?

    The Red Sox are not beating the Yankees. The Yankees are beating themselves. You can’t nibble around every hitter in the middle of their order and expect to keep them off the board. When nobody is on base, go after these guys instead of putting them on and allowing 2 or 3 run HR.

    • The BIG 3 says:

      I would love to hear your rational for the Red Sox being worse than a 91 win team, which, at their current rate, is exactly what they are. Are you sure they’re really not this good?

      Personally, I think they’re a lot better.

  65. Xstar7 says:

    It’s that kind of night

  66. JobaWockeeZ says:

    This is beyond fucking hilarity right now.

  67. mike c says:

    I think we’re seeing the cervelli effect on AJ today… the ghost of 2010 rears its ugly head yet again

  68. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    AJ cant even get Marco Scutaro out

  69. nathan says:

    Nomar on ESPN: The first Red Sox series they got their first wins, the second series they got to .500 and this series they can get to first place, the Yanks have to stop being the provider of momentum for Boston.

    Get the feeling the boys will rally and get the series win.

  70. Jeff Karstens, Male Model says:

    Just wow.

  71. iloveyoubartolo says:

    lol

  72. Cy Pettitte says:

    this team is such a fucking joke.

  73. JobaWockeeZ says:

    I FUCKING HATE YOU FRANCISCO CERVELLI. Call up JR fucking Murphy or something.

  74. Guy Montag says:

    Put Martin back in right now and send Cervelli down to AAA. He is fucking terrible. If you can’t throw him out, eat the ball.

  75. bonestock94 says:

    facepalm

  76. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Is Martin’s back bad enough to play Cervelli?

  77. Cuso says:

    We’re getting 3 innings each from Sunit & Marquez tonight.

  78. It'sATarp says:

    Good thing we have Cervelli as our back up and not that Montero kid

    • mike c says:

      for real… is montero’s catching really that much worse than cervelli?

    • bonestock94 says:

      I agree, I’d rather see him develop more. That .329 wOBA in AAA doesn’t scream “major leaguer.”

      • Mike Axisa says:

        Come on, AAA performance tells you nothing about ability to hit in the bigs.

        • bonestock94 says:

          Serious or sarcasm?

          • Mike Axisa says:

            I’m serious. A .329 wOBA is not Montero’s true talent level, just like Shelley Duncan’s .400 wOBA’s in AAA are not his true talent level. The kid has the tools to hit ML pitching and right now, let him do it.

            • bonestock94 says:

              What about the higher K rate, lower BB rate, and lack of power? I’m nowhere near an expert, but I’d rather him force his way up here than come up now and be a backup.

      • mike c says:

        true it’s not impressive but montero has shown to be very inconsistent in AAA… he really didn’t get hot last year until after the botched lee deal. I really think a kid with his talents is probably dogging it a little right now, he’d probably benefit from being in the big leagues, especially being around catching guys like girardi, pena, posada, martin

        • bonestock94 says:

          I don’t know. He’s striking out the most in his career, walking the least, and has the lowest iso. I’d rather him force his way up here, rather than be a backup while not so hot.

    • Xstar7 says:

      Montero has an eye infection and is unavailable. And he hasn’t exactly been tearing it up in AAA.

  79. Jetrer says:

    fucking Cervelli needs to be in Scranton tomorrow. Call up anyone, I don’t care. Cervelli is not a major leaguer.

  80. Slappy White says:

    SEND FUCKING CERVELLI’S PUNK ASS DOWN NOW

  81. bobtaco says:

    Montero WITH an eye infection has to be better than this…

  82. nathan says:

    Is there a strong wind blowing LF to RF. Frankie is killing us

  83. Rob says:

    Whether cano should have been there or not, cervelli is ridiculously horrible, he should just let them take second

  84. Esteban says:

    Cano should definitely have been there. Not cool Ribbinson.

    • mike c says:

      he was there, but cervelli decided to throw a curveball

      • Esteban says:

        Eh, the replay showed that he was late backing up the throw. I don’t know if most major leaguers hustle more to back up throws, but Cano didn’t on that play.

  85. Stratman9652 says:

    Just hold onto the ball Cervelli. Better to give him one base than two.

  86. Guns of the Navarone says:

    This reminds me a lot of 2009. The Yankees couldn’t catch a break against the Sox in the first half.

  87. Rockstar4Life says:

    Why are people worried about Montero catching, when Cervelli sucks at hitting and fielding?

  88. Nuke Ladoosh says:

    $250 for this f’n ticket.

  89. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    At least we can get Varitek out

  90. Matt says:

    Why is Cervelli on this roster? He is without a doubt one of the worst players on any roster in the Major Leagues.

    Cervelli can’t hit, he can’t field, and he can’t throw. He calls a terrible game, and gives away runs every night that he’s out there.

    They have Gustavo Molina, who can at least play defense down in AAA, they could call up Montero and rotate him around between C/DH/1B whatever, or they could even pick up some nobody off the scrap heap. Yet, they continue to go with Cervelli, who was just as bad last year and continues it this year. Unbelievable.

    • Esteban says:

      I think CErvelli was about 21st in WAR last year amongst catchers. He’s not good, but there aren’t many better catchers out there.

    • Matt says:

      Cervelli from June 1st to August 27th of last season:

      (145 PA)

      .178/.254/.217

      • Esteban says:

        I agree, he wasn’t good, but, you can’t just take away May and April, and backup catchers suck. That’s why they’re back up catchers.

        • Matt says:

          If Cervelli is not going to hit anyway, then why bother having him on the roster? There are a ton of AAAA catchers that could replicate that level of offense and provide solid defense as well.

        • JobaWockeeZ says:

          A backup catcher should be able to defend if they all suck at hitting. The lack of the bat isn’t a problem is the lack of a fucking glove and a throwing arm.

  91. CMP says:

    It’s one thing when your backup catcher can’t hit but how fucking hard is it to find one who can play a little defense?

  92. It'sATarp says:

    Cervelli has costed us two runs so far. Good thing he has his offense.

  93. NC Saint says:

    Move Cervelli to the bullpen, get that movement working for him instead of against him.

  94. Frankieblueeyes says:

    Serious montero for cervelli is a no brainer

  95. Mickey Scheister says:

    Is there NOBODY that can throw a ball to 2nd base on a straight line, into a glove? Call up another noodle bat with a good arm and release Cervelli, fuck! Cervelli is responsible for two damn runs in two innings.

  96. Kevin says:

    Love to hear the Cano defenders say he’s not lazy after watching that play or a lot of his plays this year. Or say its because he’s hispanic that he gets a bad wrap (tjsc). He’s a fuckin dog.

  97. dennis says:

    I hate cervelli wtf is the point he cant hit he cant throw. Teach nunez to fist pump and cut this fuck.

  98. Rob says:

    If the yanks happen to get a baserunner against wakefield, everyone w the exception of tex and maybe swish better run

  99. Cy Pettitte says:

    I’m gonna guess Wakefield throws a CGSO

  100. Xstar7 says:

    So A-Rod, how’s that first pitch swinging thing working for you?

  101. cjc says:

    hey maybe Wakefield could throw a 40 pitch no hitter that would be fitting

  102. Frankieblueeyes says:

    Montero has an eye infection? Ok who farted on his pillow Vasquez?

  103. CMP says:

    Seriously, I don’t think Girardi or Tony Pena could be any worse that Cervelli has this year. Make one of them player-coach

  104. Cuso says:

    i’m waiting for ESPN to throw the Red Sox list of injured players up & tell is how “amazing” it is that they’re still winning ballgames, but noone is “gonna feel bad for them” (except ESPN),

    /2010′d

  105. Mickey Scheister says:

    Is there NOBODY that can throw a ball to 2nd base on a straight line, into a glove? Call up another noodle bat with a good arm and release Cervelli, fuck! Cervelli is responsible for two damn runs in two innings.

  106. first time lawng time says:

    I blame 2 runs on defense, 2 runs on AJ.

  107. Greg says:

    ESPN will be lapping this up if they sweep and all of those debate shows will gleefully asking if we are dead

    • Pasqua says:

      Eh. It would be a 2-game lead, and if the MSM is really asking if the Yanks are dead it would be pretty irresponsible, even for the MSM. I expect the “Do the Sox just have the Yanks number?” or maybe, “How much better are Sox than the Yankees?” but not a “death of team” conversation.

      • Greg says:

        THat makes it a bit worse because it would mean having to give up and admit that everybody was right and that we are losers.

  108. CMP says:

    I can hardly wait to see Jeff Marquez get into the game. Should only take another inning or two.

  109. Guns of the Navarone says:

    That was a WICKED SPINAH!!

  110. Tut says:

    Cano playing like it’s 2008

  111. first time lawng time says:

    You know what I noticed about last night’s game? I could be mistaken, but it seed like the only time the Yankees had baserunners was with two outs.

  112. Esteban says:

    Not for nothing, but those YES-MO super slow replays of the knuckleballs are pretty cool.

  113. Guns of the Navarone says:

    Who’s Josh Bard?

  114. Oscar Gamble's Fro says:

    Watching Tim F’N Wakefield essentially pitch slo-pitch softball and sit dudes down is making this even that much more painful. He gets through this game without getting touched up and I will feel lower than I thought possible after such an amazing road trip. (In reality, if they don’t get to him right here, I will be turning on the hockey at 8:00. I can’t take this.)

  115. Rob says:

    Maybe cervelli will hit a three run homerun and make up for his shit arm?

  116. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Of fucking course Nunez is up with basrunners. of fucking course.

  117. Josh S. says:

    Is it me or does Wakefield look pregnant?

  118. NoH says:

    Watching on espn + team performance = unbearable game to watch

  119. mike c says:

    let’s see how that knuckleball looks the second time through the order… 4 runs on wake/v-tek is very possible

  120. JobaWockeeZ says:

    So yeah the rotation only has 2 dependable starters now. They’re going to need a number two guy for the postseason.

    • Guy Montag says:

      They have a #2 guy, Bartolo Colon. What they need is a true #3, hopefully it’s Hughes. Otherwise they will need to make a trade. Noesi deserves a spot over Nova or AJ. Right now it’s between Nova and AJ for who I would cut.

      • JobaWockeeZ says:

        Banking on Colon keeping this up isn’t smart. And even if he does then it’s not like whoever they get is wasted.

        • Guy Montag says:

          Then they need a #2 like you say. Move Colon down to 3 and hope Hughes can come back strong to be the 4th playoff starter. Garcia, Nova, and AJ cannot be depended on for anything.

          • JobaWockeeZ says:

            AJ could be the 4th starter. A number two really isn’t a must since Colon has been godly. But 3 solid postseason starters is probably a need nowadays.

  121. Guy Montag says:

    As long as Cervelli can bunt he’ll have a spot on this team. That’s the only reason he’s still here, to lay down the sacrifice bunt when Girardi needs it. He’ll probably lay one or two down tonight and earn himself another month or two on the roster.

  122. 4_Everbronx says:

    This is fucking embarassing.

  123. Smutcicle says:

    CALL UP THE FUCKING KIDS

  124. first time lawng time says:

    I’m going to be an irrational troll tonight. Just warning, so no one be a dick.

    Yankees need to score some effing runs and work the damn count. AJ needs to not give up runs and Cervelli fucking sucks. I hate him.

    Just beat the fucking Red Sox, please. It’s not that hard.

  125. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Of course you block the pitch that didn’t need to be blocked.

  126. It'sATarp says:

    AJ looks so much better when Cervelli isn’t tossing the ball into CF

  127. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Why couldn’t AJ strike out Agon and Youk when there were men on base?

  128. Kostas says:

    Well at least AJ can hit Steroid Papi next inning. I think knee cap or wrist would work.

  129. nyyankfan7 says:

    I didn’t think it was possible but ESPN actually replaced Morgan and Miller with even worse announcers.

  130. mike c says:

    nolan ryan’s looking for grass seed for his lawn, I’m guessing it’s so that he can yell at kids to get off of it

  131. Jay h says:

    Can’t hit?

  132. Greg says:

    I’m not being an irrational troll.

    I’m just a guy who wants to beat a team that everybody loves and adores for no real apparent reason. Especially that sham of a national network that seems, despite being closer to New York, be bowing down to Boston sports. I completely blame Disney for this because ESPN stopped being a news/sports network and started becoming a mainstream network desperate for popularity. And what better popular opinion is there than to hate the New York Yankees? So in order to appeal themselves to a larger audience, an underlying Yankee hate began in that organization, broadened by the recent sucess of the Boston Red Sox.

    Rant and theory over.

    • Pat D says:

      Wait. You’re blaming Disney for irrational love of the Red Sox?

      Damn, I don’t even think Jesse Ventura would cook that one up.

      • Greg says:

        Stay with me.

        Before Disney bought ESPN, they were basically a news network with many different sports located in many different areas. WHen Disney bought ESPN, I believe that they wanted to be more open to many audiences instead of just the sports nuts. It wanted to attract people from all around. So, it started only catering to the important markets and popular ideas such as hating the New York Yankees. It’s not blatantly advocated but by hiring a bunch of people with connection to Boston sports, it has become propagated. The sucess of the Red Sox has even further broadened this hate.

        In addition Disney basically eliminated ABC Sports, a historic division of ABC.

  133. Rob says:

    finally drew screws one up for us

  134. Guy Montag says:

    And that’s the energy that Cervelli brings to this ballclub. True Yankee.

  135. bobmac says:

    Listening to Kay and O’Neal do a game is like getting your gums scraped.I have to turn the sound off and have headphones at the ready if something happens.All they do is talk about themselves.Get a room.

  136. Matt says:

    The problem is not that they are losing to Boston, it’s that they are doing it at home.

    When people say 0-8, they don’t realize that 6 of those 8 games came in Fenway Park. In the 2nd half, the Yankees went 7-0 against Boston at home to make up for it.

    Now, they will have already played 6 of their home games against Boston. It’s a lot more difficult to go into Fenway and start winning series than the other way around. These are the opportunities that you are going to wish you had back.

    This team in general hasn’t taken care of business at home this year, and in the 2nd half last year they were practically .500. That’s not going to cut it.

    • The BIG 3 says:

      That’s pretty logical. Although what you apparently missed is how these two teams are evenly matched.

      They will most likely finish this season like the rest, winning close to half the games against each other.

  137. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Cervelli still needs like 4 doubles to make up for his shit play.

  138. mike c says:

    is it just me or does the strike zone completely wack tonight?

  139. Oscar Gamble's Fro says:

    Cervelli earned his pinstrips!!!

  140. Jetrer says:

    fucking Jeter is absolutely useless with RISP

    • Kostas says:

      I think you mean 7 out of the 9 in the line up….

      • Jetrer says:

        No, I mean Jeter. He is by far the worst.

        • Kostas says:

          Ok… Gardner, Swish, Posada, AJones, Nunez, and Cervelli all thank you for not recognizing their sheer dominance. Clearly without them in the line up the Yankees would be at least 10 games out.

          In fact, I just read on Twitter, that AJ is blaming Jeter for giving up 4 runs. So looks like the team is on board.

          • Matt says:

            Except 3 of the 6 you just mentioned are hitting the ball better than Jeter right now. Even when Jeter “hits well,” they are all just singles.

            This is why Jeter is not that valuable as a hitter right now. He doesn’t draw walks, he doesn’t drive in runs, all he does is swing. Yet, he doesn’t have any power to make teams pay when he puts the ball in play. So teams will go right after him, and he’ll get himself out by expanding the zone behind in the count.

          • Jetrer says:

            Jeter with RISP: .215 wOBA 26 wRC+, rest of lineup: Tex .471,204, Nunez .407, 159, Cervelli .401, 155, Granderson .341, 113, ARod .332, 107, Gardner .331, 106, Cano .318, 97,
            Swisher .298, 84
            Some aren’t great, but they are all light years better than Jeter

      • It'sATarp says:

        Wait who’s actually hitting now in RISP with Grandy slumping as well? I’m assuming Tex but he made an out oo

    • Mike Axisa says:

      fucking Jeter is absolutely useless with RISP

      Fixed

  141. Cuso says:

    McDonough was harping thru the entire AB how Jeter was inthe longest stretch of his career without striking out (58 abs).

    There was actual glee in his voice when Jeter K’d.

    • Greg says:

      Sean McDonough: Exhibit 1A of my theory with Steve Berthiaume being 1B

      • Cuso says:

        I hear you. But Berthiaume has gotta be 1a. they’re both bad. Berthiaume is atrocious.

        • Greg says:

          And the shame of it is I love Berthiuame’s style, with his little catchphrases and quirks. But the fact that he’s a Red Sox fan, and more importantly that he is so open about it when he works is truly ridiculous.

    • Matt says:

      I’m not so sure that it’s such a good thing to have a streak like that if you’re Jeter either.

      Jeter hits an insane number of ground balls. If he’s not striking out, then what is he doing with those pitches? Is he fouling them off? Or is he expanding the zone and making contact on the ground instead of swinging and missing. It seems more like it’s been the former, but there are still tradeoffs with that kind of thing.

  142. FIPster Doofus says:

    This is disgustingly pathetic.

  143. Xstar7 says:

    The YS crowd is dead.

  144. V says:

    Second fucking day in a row my fantasy team is hitting < .200 with all the hits HRs.

    I'm 1st in Rs/HRs/RBIs. I'm middle of the pack in AVG. Come on guys, pick it up.

  145. first time lawng time says:

    Yay the Great Big Fat Fuck is up!

    (whoever came up with that name is great)

  146. Esteban says:

    I think I would take Jeter the bed bug sniffing over Derek Jeter.

    • Esteban says:

      bedbug sniffing dog*

    • Kostas says:

      Jeter was responsible for the 2001 and 2003 WS losses. He apparently also influenced Bernie Madoff. So his resume is quite extensive.

      • Esteban says:

        HAHA IETC

        But he’s so cute. You can’t stay mad at a face like that for too long. Even if he caused untold misery. (We’re still talking about the dog right?)

  147. It'sATarp says:

    If we hit Papi in the balls once this game, i’ll put this game under the moral victory slot

  148. JobaWockeeZ says:

    You can save like 6 pitches by just hitting him if you’re going to walk him anyways.

  149. Pat D says:

    I know BA isn’t everything, but looking at the averages up and down this lineup right now…yikes.

  150. Monteroisdinero says:

    Crawford’s hit prevented Ortiz stealing second. Big victory for us.

  151. Fritz says:

    I hate AJ Burnett! He is at best a #4 starter. He is a head case. This is embarrassing to see our Yankees continue to lose to the damn Red SUCKS!

  152. Cuso says:

    Come the ef on, Cervelli

  153. first time lawng time says:

    HIT HIM! Save 3 pitches!!!!

  154. Cuso says:

    Varitek. Salt in the wound. 8-nil.

  155. Esteban says:

    Good try there Cano.

  156. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    I was expecting a Varitek slam.

    • David N says:

      Yeah, me too. Instead we get a cheap ground ball for a run. The grand slam might actually have been less aggravating.

  157. It'sATarp says:

    maybe this will convince cashman to go out and get another pitcher no?

  158. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Remember when one of the major selling points of AJ was his ownage of the Red Sox? Good times.

  159. Jetrer says:

    way to step up your game AJ

  160. teddy says:

    the yanks are gutless, offensively and defensively

  161. It'sATarp says:

    looks like the clock has struck 12 on this pitching staff

  162. Esteban says:

    UGH. Gross. I’m happy I didn’t have tickets to this game. The heat would be bad enough, but the poor play just compounds everything.

  163. Matt says:

    You can say that the Varitek at bat was bad luck, which it was to some extent.

    Or you can also recognize that the poor pitch selection is a big reason why Varitek was able to stay alive in that at bat.

    Varitek has a slow bat, yet they threw every pitch away. With an 0-2 count, he spit on a curveball in the dirt because he did not have to honor the fastball on the inside. Then he put the curveball away in play. But the only reason he could reach that and stay back on it was that he was hanging out over the plate.

    If you pitch predictably, you are going to pay.

    • Jetrer says:

      yeah he made them pay with that smashed line drive … oh wait, that was a weak grounder

      • Matt says:

        The only reason he put that pitch in play was that they never made him respect the fastball inside. If he throws a pitch just off the plate under his hands and throws that exact same pitch on 2-2, he probably strikes him out looking.

        Separate the result from the approach. Once you get to 0-2, you are trying to strike him out, not get the ground ball. He didn’t set him up for that 1-2 curveball, and he let him put it in play.

        • Jetrer says:

          bases loaded, one out. Best case scenario, ground ball double play. He got the ground ball, just not hard enough for the double play.

          • Matt says:

            No, you’re wrong.

            Once he gets Varitek to 0-2, letting him put the ball in play is a failure. Especially with a guy on the mound who can overpower him.

            The run can’t score on a strikeout. Anything can happen if you let him put it in play.

            All you can see is the result. Open your eyes and see beyond it. Once the ball is in play, it’s beyond the pitcher’s control. A ground ball is a bad result in a 1-2 count, but it’s a good one if you get to say 2-0 and you have little chance of the K.

  164. teddy says:

    at this point, start a brawl like the redsox did in 04

  165. Guns of the Navarone says:

    I think that’s only the second time the Red Sox have hit the ball hard… is that right?? And they have SIX runs.

  166. first time lawng time says:

    Okay. I. HATE. LOSING. TO. THE. RED SOX.

    Why? Because to have to deal with douchebag RS fans that’s why.

    Seriously, I know this kid who’s a RS fan, and he’s a little piece of shit. Unfriendly bastard.

    • Xstar7 says:

      You’d be surprised how many Red Sox fans are unfriendly little shits.

    • Esteban says:

      They’re all like that. Boston fans are insufferable. It’s very hard to talk about sports with my friends from college. Also, some advice: Avoid going to college in Boston.

      • JobaWockeeZ says:

        Sage advice right there. Every Boston fan is a Rex Ryan. Sorry to the Jets fans but yeah.

      • first time lawng time says:

        Yeah. I know there are great schools in MA and it’d be a stupid reason to not go to school there, but I could be unhappy surrounded by sox fans.

    • icebird753 says:

      Here’s some detergent, for your mouth. Now go cry in a corner and play with your ponies

  167. Jetrer says:

    this is just getting fucking comical

  168. Greg says:

    Sean McDonough is going to take this game home for emergency purposes

  169. Cy Pettitte says:

    HOW IS CERVELLI ON THIS TEAM?

  170. bonestock94 says:

    Cervelli is failing pretty hard

  171. Tut says:

    Typical gutless performance by AJ.

  172. It'sATarp says:

    Okay Can you throw at someone now?

  173. Xstar7 says:

    Jesus Christ. This game just keeps getting uglier and uglier.

  174. David N says:

    Wow. Just wow.

  175. jon says:

    isnt this right around the time when AJ sucked last year?

    great

  176. bonestock94 says:

    Game over, just listening to the O’neill-Leiter banter now.

  177. Mike Axisa says:

    Same old A.J. And I caught shit for that post.

    • Guns of the Navarone says:

      How many hard hit balls tonight? Not enough for 7 runs IMO…even with some walks.

      • Jetrer says:

        doesn’t matter. This is the shit that AJ does. He can have dominant stuff and still find a way to give up several runs. End of the day its about getting the job done. AJ doesn’t do that.

    • Skye says:

      That was a great post, even though you were ~shattering the illusion~.

  178. jv says:

    another L on the books

  179. Jeff Karstens, Male Model says:

    What an ass-pounding we’re taking here…

  180. Matt says:

    THE RED SOX ARE NOT LUCKY. Burnett is behind on every single one of these hitters and is allowing them to sit on pitches. When you know what is coming, you can place the ball a lot better on the field. Pedroia’s ball wasn’t a hit because it was soft, it was a hit because it was perfectly in the hole because he could sit on the 2-0 fastball.

    • Guns of the Navarone says:

      I completely disagree.

      • Matt says:

        When you get a 2-0 fastball right down the middle, you can do anything that you want with it. Hitters like Pedroia have good bat control. If you can’t keep them off balance or throw it to good spots, they will find holes because they won’t be fooled.

        • Jetrer says:

          Pedroia can do anything he wants to with a 2-0 fastball, so he chooses to hit a weak ground ball in the hole. Wow he must be gritty or something. You would think a hitter who could do anything he wanted with a pitch would hit a homerun, or at least a double.

          • Matt says:

            Now you are just being ridiculous. Do you have any clue what I’m saying?

            He’s TRYING to hit the ball through the hole. He didn’t hit it hard, but he succeeded in placing the ball.

            Do you think where the ball ends up is random? Do you think he just swings and hopes it ends up where he wants?

            If the distribution of ground balls is so random, why do some hitters find the holes a lot more than others?

            If it was just luck, then why do some hitters consistently hit for higher average than others?

            • Jetrer says:

              Ground ball placement is almost entirely luck. The reason some hit higher than others has a lot more to do with how the ball is hit than where it is hit. I’m sure Pedroia wasn’t trying to hit a 2-0 ground ball.

    • V says:

      Who’s saying they are?

      Dorothy called. She wants her scarecrow back.

    • jay h says:

      because when you can sit on a pitch, a slow hit grounder is more likely to be placed perfectly? sound logic

      • It'sATarp says:

        THEY ARE JUST THAT GOOD

      • Matt says:

        If it’s so preposterous, then why can’t Yankees hitters do it?

        Bat control is a skill. Yankees hitters don’t hit for average because they are hitting lazy fly balls trying to pull everything.

      • Jetrer says:

        don’t you know Matt knows everything about hitting. Don’t you know he’s about to be named hitting coach for the Yankees so he can teach them how to place where they hit the ball. Screw BABIP luck Red Sox hitters decide where they are going to hit the ball.

        • Matt says:

          Do you know anything about hitting?

          When you put good contact hitters into predictable counts, they are going to be much more likely to punch it through the hole because they don’t have to worry about timing much.

          There is a difference between hitting the ball hard and placing the ball well. You can vary the timing and the approach to influence the direction of the hit.

          When you get into good counts and you keep hitters off balance, you make it difficult for them to place it.

          Hitters all the time talk about trying to take pitches through the middle. They don’t always succeed, but they are trying.

          • Esteban says:

            You can try to influence timing, but you can’t always. If the hitter made weak contact, there’s not much else you can do as a pitcher.

            • Matt says:

              The only reason Jeter got to that ball was that it was hit weakly. Otherwise it was a base hit anyway given where it was placed.

              2-0, he knew a fastball was coming and he was able to put it in the hole. If it’s 1-2 and he throws him that same pitch, he might be defensive and foul it off.

  181. Cy Pettitte says:

    Jeff Marquez please.

  182. Monteroisdinero says:

    Tomorrow the Sox will get to face a real pitcher and hopefully will leave town tied for first.

    Is this the worst game I have ever seen in YS?

  183. first time lawng time says:

    Well, at least the Yankees are winning in those Baldwin commercials.

  184. James A says:

    Im going to watch the hockey, where if someone does something douchey (bat flip), then the players actually step their games up AND take care of it professionally
    go canucks. buck foston

  185. David N says:

    Can we get another west coast trip?

  186. Scott says:

    Is it just me or does the defense look like their heads are somewhere else?

  187. William Wallace says:

    This team is fucking garbage and getting shown up by their division rivals like little bitches.

    I know the games against the Red Sox are weighted equally with the games against everyone else. But this is bullshit. Show some pride.

  188. Russell NY says:

    LOL i dont even watch RSox Yankee games anymore. It’s a foregone conclusion they will lose.

  189. David N says:

    I hope whoever gave Ortiz a hug in that ad gets their Yankee fan license permanently revoked.

  190. Cy Pettitte says:

    too bad he couldn’t do that yesterday

    fucking stad padder.

    • Esteban says:

      Wouldn’t a HR last night have padded his stats more (more RBIs) than a solo HR tonight? Just asking.

  191. Xstar7 says:

    Fucking A-Rod with the stat-padding home run.

  192. bonestock94 says:

    This brings me back to the days of “cheap Arod homers” lol

  193. CMP says:

    AJ Burnett is a total BUM!

  194. wow says:

    oooooo a run!

  195. David N says:

    Yay. Some offense.

  196. It'sATarp says:

    So glad we decided to skimp out on pitching…colon has been a lucky find but dear god our rotation is mediocre outside of him and CC

  197. Esteban says:

    Hope no one says “Yeah of course Arod hits a homer now and couldn’t last night”.

  198. Larry Rothchild's Yarmulke says:

    Oops I meant to give AJ the magical Larry elixir pitching juice, instead I gave him vodka. That explains the location issues

  199. first time lawng time says:

    Too bad runners weren’t on for that.

    Too bad it’s probably a worthless garbage time HR.

    Maybe if they scored earlier it would be a closer game, and Burnett wouldn’t be left in to implode. (although IDK who’d they bring in)

  200. Greg says:

    People keep blasting me for being a pessimist. Well given this performance, can you blame me? Does this team inspire any faith and confidence? If they just gave me something , maybe I wouldn’t be so negative. And I dont care if its a me problem, its what I feel.

    • jay h says:

      well they are in first place

    • Esteban says:

      Does this game mean more than the good games they’ve played? I prefer zen baseball. Don’t get too excited for wins and don’t get too worried about losses in the regular season.

      • Greg says:

        That’s all well and good except we still have to live every minute of it.

        And this game does mean more. Because its the Red Sox.

        • jay h says:

          how many games does it count as in the standings

          • Esteban says:

            1.83 games exactly.

          • Greg says:

            Very little, but that’s part of the problem. We have to live through all 6 hours of agony for a game that in end means shit. THis is why baseball has lost a little steam over the past ten years. In football the regular season games mean so much more.

          • Matt says:

            Actually, these games DO count more in the standings.

            The Red Sox are your primary challenger for the division race. When you play against them, you are able to influence both whether you get a win and whether they get a loss at the same time.

            These games are worth twice as much as a game against another team as a result. Every loss for you is a win for them, and vice-versa.

            The swing between a win and a loss against Boston is 2 games in the standing. Otherwise, Boston may win or lose on the same night that you do.

            • Mike Axisa says:

              These games are worth twice as much as a game against another team as a result. Every loss for you is a win for them, and vice-versa.

              The swing between a win and a loss against Boston is 2 games in the standing.

              Haha.

            • Matt says:

              For instance, in 2009 the Yankees started 0-8 against Boston. Consider instead if the Yankees went 4-4 in those 8 games.

              4 less wins for Boston, 4 more losses for Boston
              4 more wins for the Yankees, 4 less losses for the Yankees

              So for argument’s sake lets’ say the Yankees were 40-30 before, and 44-26 after. The Red Sox were 40-30 before, and 36-34 after.

              Instead of being tied, the Yankees would be 8 games ahead.

  201. Cy Pettitte says:

    it’s gotten so bad they’re just gonna show and talk about ice cream on TV for the rest of the game

  202. Guns of the Navarone says:

    The sad fact is that the Yankees are probably getting beaten up by the eventual World Series champs. That’s a sad reality but they definitely have that capability.

  203. Kostas says:

    Wow 7-1…

  204. nathan says:

    Just glad its not a shutout anymore… now lets get a couple

  205. jiffy says:

    Why did Papi have to decided to stop sucking azz

    • nathan says:

      he found the fountain of youth

      hey whatever happened to his investigation of how his name got involved with steroids list

  206. It'sATarp says:

    Hope he didn’t break his prosthetic hip

  207. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Time to call out Gardner for sliding because everyone called it stupid to whoever did that against the Yankees!

    but I agree.

  208. Kostas says:

    Gardner can’t even out run a pregnant pitcher…

    I think the Yankees need to complete the tri fecta tomorrow and give up a 7 spot in the first inning.

  209. David N says:

    And /offense….

    Could someone explain why Gardner keeps sliding into first?

  210. Mickey Scheister says:

    This is hard to watch.

  211. jon says:

    yep turned the game off

    taken is on FX so thats good news

  212. Monteroisdinero says:

    Girardi will fire us up. It’s his specialty.

  213. Mickey Scheister says:

    I’m done making my 6 year old cringe with each pitch and shudder every AB, this is borderline child abuse.

  214. David N says:

    I was hoping they’d hit him, but I suppose that’ll do.

  215. Kostas says:

    A double play… that is like a girl saying I love you and the guy waiting 15 minutes to respond. Really loses its full value by then.

  216. Stratman9652 says:

    Why was Nunez behind the second base bag??? Jesus that’s one hell of a shift.

    • David N says:

      Jeter’s range won’t let him shift over to behind second, so he stays where he is and Nunez goes there.

  217. CMP says:

    I’d love to see the results of a fan confidence poll after tonights game.

  218. Xstar7 says:

    THIS TEAM HAS NO HEART OR SOUL! THEY NEED TO PLUNK ALL THE RED SOX BATTERS BEFORE THEY GET HOME RUNS OFF AJ! IF WE STILL HAD DAMON AND MATSUI THEY WOULDN’T HAVE LET THIS HAPPEN! JETER NEEDS TO GROW A PAIR AND SPUR THE ENTIRE YANKEES DUGOUT TO CHARGE BLACK SANTA CLAUS BEFORE HE TOSSES HIS BAT AGAIN!!!!!!1!1!1!1!1!1!1!!!!1!1!1!1!

    Gloom-bagger rant over

  219. first time lawng time says:

    Sooooo these games vs Boston this year have been…. “Fill in the blank”…….

  220. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Lolz Tek.

  221. David N says:

    Holy crap, another run.

  222. CP says:

    Someone please explain. I though Cervelli sucked and can’t hit.

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

      Joke please? One PA doesn’t prove anything and his career triple line sucks. Yes he cannot hit.

      Remember how everyone said after Jorge’s first HR “wow I’m so worried about Jorge with his bad DH numbers.”

    • FIPster Doofus says:

      He does suck. Even pitchers get hits sometimes.

  223. tom says:

    When Cervelli’s your offensive star…

  224. Cy Pettitte says:

    too bad there aren’t more knuckelballers, Cervelli would actually be worth something

  225. the tenth inning stretch says:

    HOLY CRAP, RUNS.

  226. It'sATarp says:

    So we can stop blaming the offense and start blaming shitty pitching?

  227. Cy Pettitte says:

    was Ellsbury playing second base? damn he was shallow, no?

  228. bonestock94 says:

    Nice, beginning to resemble a game again.

  229. Xstar7 says:

    Jeter could only hit a ball that hard off a guy like Wakefield

    • Kostas says:

      Yep because Tex followed by crushing his pitch… In fact in all three AB’s by Tex, crushed the shit out of them..

      • Xstar7 says:

        Sorry If I was sounding trollish, but I was talking in terms of speed. We all know Jeter’s bat speed isn’t what it used to be, and Wakefield usually sits in the high sixties, low seventies with his knuckleball.

    • It'sATarp says:

      His batspeed can finally catch up to something

  230. jay h says:

    yea. who was it that said cervelli and jeter were worthless

  231. Esteban says:

    Yay Jetes. That’s 6 XBH since his big day in Texas.

  232. Kostas says:

    Ever wonder why hackers waste time on Sony and companies like that but never hack into ESPN and make a mockery of just how piss poor they are? Has to be compromising pictures of Gammons, Ravich, and Kruk doing a naked pyramid with Francona and Theo… Has to be!

    • the tenth inning stretch says:

      Wouldn’t wanna see that. Anything that puts “Kruk” and “naked” together in the same sentence will probably lead to vomiting and/or nightmares.

  233. David N says:

    Wow, Crawford’s arm really sucks.

  234. bonestock94 says:

    3 point game!

  235. Kostas says:

    Wow. Crawford was not even close on that throw. #wortheverypenny

  236. Monteroisdinero says:

    7-4. We will not go quietly.

  237. the tenth inning stretch says:

    That throw gave me flashbacks to Johnny Damon playing LF.

  238. A-Rod's Wingman says:

    Would it kill these assholes to win a game against Boston?

  239. first time lawng time says:

    Question: everyone says what a douche Beckett is (myself included). Is there actually factual basis to this? Is he actually a nice guy?

    He totally looks like a dick, but I’m curious.

  240. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Boy, would I take Lowe in pinstripes right about now.

  241. Cy Pettitte says:

    uh oh.

  242. Cy Pettitte says:

    ahhhhh now I see why he went down.

  243. The BIG 3 says:

    Wakefield done. Too bad Aceves spun 70 pitches 4 days ago, that would have been nice!

  244. Rob says:

    i hope hes not planning on having kids

  245. Stratman9652 says:

    Right to the pills.

  246. It'sATarp says:

    It will be hilarious if AJ got a win somehow…like how lackey “beat” us despite giving up 6 runs

  247. the tenth inning stretch says:

    I like these last couple innings for A.J. Getting quick outs.

  248. Frankieblueeyes says:

    Karma kicked frankie in the nads

  249. David N says:

    Boone Logan coming in to face a lefty. Hide your kids, hide your wife.

  250. Cy Pettitte says:

    yea, Boone is much better than AJ

  251. Rob says:

    i hear that joe spends 15 min on his yankeeography talking about why bunting is awesome

  252. Kostas says:

    It is not the hits or even giving up HR’s that will doom Yankee pitching. It is giving up walks to hitters like Varitek, Mathis, Kouzmanoff, Napoli, etc. Fucking annoying

  253. Stratman9652 says:

    Shocked that Logan didn’t get the lefty out. Shocked.

  254. Charles says:

    Has Boone Logan had an appearance this year without giving up a hit/walk?

  255. It'sATarp says:

    How hard is it to notice that Boone Logan sucks?

  256. David N says:

    I can has D-Rob now?

    • Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

      He’s the eighth inning guy

      Girardi’d

    • Jetrer says:

      HELL NO. Why would you waste him in this game?

      • David N says:

        Not a waste if you can keep the game close. I’m surprised the Sox only got one run out of bases loaded and Gonzalez facing Logan.

        • Jetrer says:

          Not a complete waste, no. But he can’t pitch every day. If you would use him down 3 or 4 in the sixth, when wouldn’t you use him. It makes a lot more sense to use him in times where he could have a greater impact in helping the Yankees win. For example, in a tie game or protecting a slim lead.

          • David N says:

            You have to be in that position first. And when you’ve got a significant game like this one, the rules of when you’re willing to use your best have to adjust.

  257. Kostas says:

    So Noesi is sent down and Logan still has a job. I tell ya, no one and NO team can evaluate talent like the Yankees.

    Perhaps we will be sold on Kei Igawa as the replacement for Garcia.

    • jon says:

      so you think its a good idea for noesi to still be on the team?

      even though he pitched 5 innings yesterday and wouldnt be able to pitch for the next 4 days?

      I tell ya, no one and NO team can evaluate talent like the Yankees fans.

      • the tenth inning stretch says:

        I’m hoping that means they’re keeping him up here to put him in the rotation.

      • TMiller says:

        Gotta agree with Jon here about Noesi not being available so there really is no point in keeping him up, but there’s no reason Boone needs to stay up either.. They coulda both been sent down (Boone’s a one-way ticket) and called up a LOOGY who actually gets lefty’s out.

      • Kostas says:

        um on the team. Yes. And i didn’t say he should be pitching now. I said that he should have a job over Logan, even over Nova, over Garcia. He will hit is bumps but clearly is a better pitcher than those three.

        I tell ya, reading is not one of your specialties. Good thing you were able to tell me what you thought I was writing instead.

    • David N says:

      Kei Igawa. Now there’s a guy who might be more useful as a lefty in the pen than Logan. It’d be hard to be less useful.

    • Mike Axisa says:

      Noesi got sent down because he won’t be able to pitch for four days.

      • Kostas says:

        And Logan gets used every 3rd day for one batter (not counting tonight) and sits his piss poor ass in the pen the rest of the time. So, sending Noesi down when clearly a DFA of Logan would accomplish the same roster opening doesn’t really work.

  258. Stratman9652 says:

    A Gon is up with the bases loaded? Oh he’s a lefty? Here comes the grand slam.

  259. Esteban says:

    Wow if Boone’s not getting that 2-1 to be called a strike, we’re in trouble.

  260. bonestock94 says:

    Thats not a strike? Crackrocks

  261. It'sATarp says:

    Cashman to do list:
    1. Call up some of the prospects
    2. Find another goddamn pitcher that doesn’t suck
    3. Find a real loogy
    4. ??????????
    5. Profit

  262. Jon G says:

    What do we do with AJ? This is his third year of brutal inconsistency.

    Time to jettison Logan. Apparently Norton has better numbers vs lefties. Logan just ain’t workin. Try something else.

  263. kevin says:

    go home Boone Logan

  264. mbonzo says:

    Boone Logan is a one year wonder.

  265. Mike Axisa says:

    Wow, you mean those 20 IP at the end of the season weren’t the real Boone Logan? Shocked, shocked I tell you.

  266. Rob says:

    how does he not get released tonight?

  267. Matt says:

    This is disgraceful.

    Once again, it’s all set up by unnecessarily walking the worst hitter in the lineup in Jason Varitek.

    You can’t keep giving away baserunners. The offense has been terrible, but the pitching staff has no guts. They refuse to challenge hitters until they have to, and then they get crushed.

  268. BigTimeBartolo says:

    I want to fucking stab Boone Logan. He is so bad, get off of this fucking team

  269. Greg says:

    If we had kept it to seven I thought there might be a chance. But no.

  270. Ben says:

    To quote Shaq Boone Logan is horiawful

  271. Rockstar4Life says:

    With two outs how the hell do you walk Jason Varitek? That’s pathetic. Not as pathetic as Boone Logan though.

  272. Mike Myers says:

    I take that back…as of today Boon is avg-ing 9k per 9. 9k per 9!!

  273. the tenth inning stretch says:

    So Boone walks the lefty to force in a run and then strikes out the right-handed Youkilis. SMH.

  274. MP says:

    Boone is a disaster

  275. Greg says:

    So basically Brian Cashman choked with the Javier Vasquez trade. Cabrera’s doing well in KC. Dunn is a solid arm for the Marlins and we have nothing

    • Mike Myers says:

      we could have re signed melky this year….doesnt count. But Vasquez sucked ass….so anything we gave up would hurt.

    • FIPster Doofus says:

      Terrible trade in retrospect. I loved it at the time, though, as did many others.

    • the tenth inning stretch says:

      But after we traded Melky to the Braves he had an epically bad year, and Dunn has walked guys like crazy his whole career. Meanwhile, Vazquez was coming off a Cy Young-caliber season.

    • mbonzo says:

      Dunn sucks and would have no place on the team.
      Melky sucks and would have been DFA’d.
      Arodys is actually good, but we’re now talking about trading him for Bichette Jr.

      Yankees lost the trade, but you’re completely out of line by thinking Dunn or Melky are worth anything good.

  276. 5toolplayer says:

    How can we continue to put Logan out there? Are u telling me there is Not another LH RP in MLB that could replace him??/

  277. Frankieblueeyes says:

    Think we can get Aura and Mystic to kick logan in the nads.

  278. Esteban says:

    Here’s a video of a super drunk guy to lighten the mood: http://gawker.com/5810117/secu.....unkest-guy

  279. Cy Pettitte says:

    Kei Igawa for LOOGY

  280. Jon G says:

    Mike, was it Norton who was written up as being very tough on lefties? Can’t remember which AAA or AA reliever it was, but there’s obviously a job available in the Yankees pen… Boone, you’re fiiiiiirreeed!

  281. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    CLEAR THE BENCHES!!!! ROBBIE MAY BE OUT FOR MONTHS!!!

  282. Frankieblueeyes says:

    Ok next inning we start throwing at every batter use the whole pen

  283. Monteroisdinero says:

    Swish hitting .175 against righties.

    he sucks.

  284. Kostas says:

    Why isn’t Gardner bunting?

  285. Crime Dog says:

    Why is Cano not even attempting to run?

  286. Cy Pettitte says:

    LOL Kay are you serious? Please no Dellin right now.

  287. Monteroisdinero says:

    Joba will be shaving tonight.

    Swish laughing. Jerk.

  288. Charles says:

    Oh god Aceves in the game? This is just rubbing it in….

  289. Greg says:

    This will be the ultimate insult and another bad thing the Yankees did this offseason if Aceves shuts us down.

  290. Crime Dog says:

    I think its time to call up the Mets and make a move…

    For Byrdak, O’Connor or Tankersley or some sort of lefty who’s gotten lefties out once in their lives. I’d kinda like O’Connor, wouldn’t cost much of anything.

  291. Can’t believe I have to see Nova for that game.

  292. Jeter too SS, Jones to DH if he leaves?

  293. Frankieblueeyes says:

    Ace throw 96?
    Did he find pappi’s secret milkskake bag

  294. James A says:

    This would be a good time for Cervelli’s second grand slam of the season

  295. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Cervelli as the tying run…hmmmmmmm…

  296. Cy Pettitte says:

    Cervelli grand slam off of Aceves please

  297. Oh god, come on Cervelli.

  298. Monteroisdinero says:

    Noony gritty.

  299. mbonzo says:

    If Cervelli hits a homerun I’m gonna do a backflip.

  300. Ivan says:

    Ugh wrong hitter up in this spot.

  301. Frankieblueeyes says:

    So BSPN SAYS JOBA HAS A TORN FLEXOR NOW!
    Getting a dye test tomorrow?

  302. Cy Pettitte says:

    Cervelli is soooooooo clutch.

  303. mbonzo says:

    You got Cerved!

  304. Esteban says:

    Yay for Cervelli tonight.

  305. bonestock94 says:

    Hell yea! Anything but the double play here.

  306. Crime Dog says:

    There’s no two hitters I’d rather have up to keep a rally going than Nunez and Cervelli. Let’s see if Jeter can make it a bizarro trip.

  307. How did Gardner!1!!1 not score from 2nd?

  308. Guns of the Navarone says:

    Keep it moving!! Let’s go!!

  309. first time lawng time says:

    DOn’T SWING aT The FIRST PITcH!!!!

  310. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Please Jeter don’t GIDP. We could use number 2990 right now

  311. Monteroisdinero says:

    Cervelli may be giving us a Yankeeography performance tonight.

    You can only hope to contain him.

  312. Guns of the Navarone says:

    Aceves is gonna be thirsty after this.

  313. JobaWockeeZ says:

    EWW.

  314. Cy Pettitte says:

    ewwww Aceves challenging Freddy for sweatiest player.

  315. James A says:

    ESPN has the houston-st louis game as a featured game because Bud Norris has a no-no through 5
    BREAKING NEWS FROM THE FUTURE: Bud Norris didn’t throw a no hitter

  316. Stratman9652 says:

    Is it raining there or is Aceves really that sweaty?

  317. Esteban says:

    Why didn’t Gardner go?

  318. Mike Axisa says:

    What the hell Brett?

  319. mbonzo says:

    COMEON GARDNER! WAKE UP AND PLAY SOME BASEBALL!

  320. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Really Brett?

  321. Jetrer says:

    way to fall asleep Gardner

  322. Guns of the Navarone says:

    Gardner is UNBELIEVABLE.

  323. BigTimeBartolo says:

    Brett Gardner…worst baserunner of all time. You dumb fuck

  324. 5toolplayer says:

    Good heads up move by Gardner…what a joke

  325. Ivan says:

    Really Gardner?!?!

  326. Greg says:

    I dont know if he would have made it

  327. Stratman9652 says:

    What the fuck Brett? Won’t even take a base when its handed to you?

  328. JobaWockeeZ says:

    No balls.

  329. Kostas says:

    Gardner. What a fucking waste of speed.

  330. David N says:

    Gardner is so gritty that he doesn’t need to score on wild pitches.

  331. Cy Pettitte says:

    lol Jeter please retire.

  332. Karl Krawfid says:

    Jesus Christ. Thanks Gardner.

  333. Greg says:

    Melky would have run home

  334. first time lawng time says:

    FUcK YOU Jeter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  335. Mike Axisa says:

    Four more years baby.

  336. Esteban says:

    I unfortunately called that (to my dad).

  337. bonestock94 says:

    Fucking kill me, whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

  338. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Jeter is un fucking believable

  339. Ivan says:

    Of course Jeter, of course!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  340. Frankieblueeyes says:

    Jeter is killing us

  341. BigTimeBartolo says:

    You gotta be fucking kidding me. I blame myself for getting my hopes up.

  342. iloveyoubartolo says:

    Thanks, Gardner.

  343. mbonzo says:

    /facepalm/

  344. the tenth inning stretch says:

    WHY, JETER?!

  345. V says:

    Our $17M Captain GIDP

  346. If Gardner moves, than it’s now 7-5 with 2 outs.

  347. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Captain Unclutch.

  348. Steve P says:

    You all will eviscerate me for even thinking this, but I thought a suicide squeeze before that Jeter at bat would have been a great way to stay out of the (inevitable) DP.

  349. FIPster Doofus says:

    How motherfucking predictable.

  350. Monteroisdinero says:

    This has gone from the shittiest game I have ever seen to the strangest.

    And that’s where things stand here in the 6th.

    But Jeets restores predictability.

    I like gardner but even I can’t take him on the bases anymore. He is without instincts.

  351. Guy Montag says:

    That groundout by Jeter is a run scored if Gardner does what we’re paying him to do, run the bases.

  352. Jon G says:

    Gardner has to be dumber than the piece of gum stuck to my shoe. He’s got the base-running IQ of my 21 month old daughter

  353. Jetrer says:

    fucking Jeter. You absolutely fucking suck with RISP. Should have pinch hit. Anyone. I don’t care who. Anyone but Jeter.

  354. David N says:

    AAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

  355. 5toolplayer says:

    Are u kidding me??? What the FUCK was Gardner thinking??? Not scoring on the hit with Crawford out there and then sleeping on 3b on a PB??? What a complete joke and waste of his 1 tool

  356. Ben says:

    I placed a bet with myself at the start of that at bat he would gidp. I won.

  357. It'sATarp says:

    poor Gardner assuming Jeter might actually do something there and decided not to go for home earlier

  358. Matt says:

    Gardner likely just lost them this game.

    If he scores on that wild pitch, not only is 1 run in, but there is no double play situation and another run is in position to score on an out.

    Jeter hit it hard on 3-2, what can he do. Gardner HAS TO SCORE on that wild pitch. Even the other runners were halfway up to the next base and Gardner just stood there like a statue.

    If they lose this game, it’s hard to not place a lot of the blame on Gardner. He likely cost them 2 runs in that inning with his terrible baserunning play.

    • Oh boy says:

      come on dude… ummm AJ?

      • Matt says:

        Once it’s done, it’s a sunk cost.

        Nobody is saying Gardner is the only one deserving of blame, but his play cost them likely 2 runs in that inning, which could be the difference in this game. Cervelli drove in 2 runs to make up for his miscues in the field, but Gardner is in the red still.

    • It'sATarp says:

      “Gardner likely just lost them this game.”

      See i would think it was the 8 runs given up by the pitching losing us the game…not the one run from gardner and god knows how things would play out after he scores

      • Matt says:

        The 8 runs are over with and done, get over it.

        Now it’s a game in which you trail by 3 runs in the late innings. The score could be 4-1 or 10-7, the situation is the same.

        They could have very easily been at 8-7 after that inning if Gardner is awake on the bases. That was a huge play in this game, and to say otherwise it crazy.

        • It'sATarp says:

          Boy do i wish i had a crystal ball

          • Matt says:

            Boy do I wish you had something constructive to add to this discussion.

            How can anyone think that Gardner’s play was not tremendous in this game?

            One run would have definitely scored, and it would have taken away the double play with a severe ground ball hitter at the plate.

            It would have been AT LEAST 8-6, and very likely 8-7. Then, you are pretty much guaranteed to get Granderson to the plate with the tying run in scoring position. Also, obviously, it’s a huge difference in terms of a comeback to be down by 2 as opposed to 3 runs. Hard to string together a rally when you refuse to take a walk.

            • It'sATarp says:

              very likely 8-7? So once again you’re just assuming things. Gardner made a mistake okay fine. I was pissed too. But to imply he single handily lost the game for us is plain stupid when your pitching shit the bed early and often. I can say well if AJ didn’t suck we’d be winning, if Logan didn’t walk so many people we’d be within 2 runs…etc etc etc…see i can assume things too.

              • Matt says:

                Are you serious?

                2nd and 3rd, no outs, Jeter in a 2-1 count. What do you think the odds are of them scoring a run there with the infield back?

                You’re just disagreeing to disagree, and it’s obvious.

                • Matt says:

                  I meant 1 out, but it doesn’t change much.

                  I used the word LIKELY for a reason.

                  If Gardner is awake on the bases, it opens up the potential for a huge inning, and has a VERY good chance of getting them right back in the game. Inexcusable for a guy with his speed to make this many mistakes on the bases. This is hardly the first time he’s done it.

                  • It'sATarp says:

                    I’m disagree with the fact that you said Gardner lost the game for us…when the fact is our pitching put us in the hole in the first place…

  359. Greg says:

    Now do you understand why I am a pessimist? Pessimists dont get dissappointed. I had actually begun to hope a little bit. But as usual, no.

  360. Oh boy says:

    So, only 10 away from 3,000 double plays

  361. Mike Myers says:

    So Mike Kay is blaming Jeters terrible DP on Gardner? Is that whats happening?

    • thaaaaaaayankeeeswin says:

      yes, cause if gardner runs because he is actually paying attention to the game, then everyone advances. then its second and third…the double play is gone, the only play would of been at first with granderson coming up and still a chance to tie the score

  362. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Ugly Ugly Ugly Ugly Ugly Ugly Ugly Ugly Ugly Ugly Ugly Ugly Ugly Ugly Ugly Ugly Ugly Ugly Ugly Ugly Ugly Ugly Ugly Ugly Ugly Ugly Ugly Ugly Ugly Ugly Ugly Ugly Ugly Ugly Ugly Ugly Ugly Ugly Ugly Ugly Ugly Ugly Ugly Ugly Ugly Ugly Ugly Ugly Ugly Ugly Ugly Ugly Ugly Ugly Ugly Ugly Ugly

  363. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Brett Gardner is by far the worst baserunner with speed. Not even a question. Thanks for trying Brett.

  364. Ivan says:

    I have no confidence in Jeter anymore to get a big hit….and heads up play by Gardner by the way (rolls eyes)

  365. Frankieblueeyes says:

    Think the Cubs would trade kerry wood back to us if we took zambrano off their hands,

  366. Guns of the Navarone says:

    I’ve never seen a player so afraid to use his speed than Gardner. He just locks up. He NEEDS to be more aggressive. End of story.

  367. V says:

    Could Brett Gardner please give his speed to someone who bothers to use it?

  368. Guy Montag says:

    Gardner didn’t miss it like ESPN said, he just wasn’t paying attention. Nunez was further away and he saw what was happening. He had his eyes open. He used his speed to get halfway to the next base. Do something, Gardner.

  369. Steve O says:

    Brett Gardner makes Bernie Williams look like Rickey Henderson.

  370. Kostas says:

    I love the Jeter hate on this blog. Why on God’s earth the Yankees have kept him all this time is mind boggling.

  371. nathan says:

    Well, did folks just look at Aceves there he just made the whole pitching mound damp.. damn

    Oh I bet Cash$$ closed his eyes when Aceves came in and showed him he was healthy enough to pitch

    from 7-0 to 8-5 is a great fighting spirit, lets get it done

  372. Greg says:

    TO think that I actually began to have a little hope and faith in the fact that my team could stage a fantastic comeback (which could still happen but it looks less likely) And then that happened

  373. Brendan says:

    I will get skewered for this but I’m fed up and need some entertainment. The best thing that could happen to this team and organization going forward is Double Play Derek gets his 3000 hits, finishes the year and hangs em up to move to Hollywood marry Minka and become a movie star. It will never f’in happen but I can dream

  374. Xstar7 says:

    I love this team so much

  375. Jerome S. says:

    This thread has become taken over by trolls. We can’t do this. Come on, it’s the motherfuckin New York Yankees.

  376. thaaaaaaayankeeeswin says:

    granderson slumping

  377. first time lawng time says:

    Gardner’s poor baserunning skills cost another run.

    And Jeter being Jeter didn’t help either

  378. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Let’s got out with 4 or 5 pitches.

  379. Mike Axisa says:

    If Tex had better bat control, he would have guided that away from Gonzalez’s glove!

    /Greg’d

    • Greg says:

      When did I say that type of comment? At least Tex does something unlike Brett Gardner.

    • jay h says:

      lol i was waiting for him to post something like that

    • Jetrer says:

      actually I think that was Matt. Easy mistake though

    • Matt says:

      Except Teixeira doesn’t have good bat control, which is exactly why they play the shift on him all the time. I’m sure it’s just bad luck though that he can never hit a ground ball to the left of 2nd base?

      And that was a line drive, which is completely different, but nice try.

      • Jetrer says:

        He’s not trying to hit ground balls the other way. He got great by being a pull power hitter. You think it is bad bat control that he chooses not to try to hit like Juan Pierre??

        • It'sATarp says:

          Seriously…the old story with Bautista was that every thought he was a smart hitter because he was hitting things to the opposite field…but when in reality it was because he was trying to pull the ball but was late. Then they fix him and now he’s pretty much dead pull and probably one of the best hitter in baseball…

        • Matt says:

          Because all power hitters necessarily hit for low average, right?

          Juan Pierre? That’s a ridiculous thing to say. Even David Ortiz can occasionally poke a ground ball the other way when his team needs a baserunner.

          It’s entirely his swing mechanics, which is exactly my point. He pulls the ball all the time because he goes out there and hooks pitches. Not because of bad luck, but because of a conscious approach.

          • It'sATarp says:

            When did you become a baseball scout?

            • Matt says:

              Clearly nobody has any knowledge of baseball except the players on the field, and any former players who act as managers.

              That’s a weak cop out and you know it.

              Is that the best you have when you disagree on this blog? “Well, your comment means nothing because I don’t like you?”

              • It'sATarp says:

                Cop out? You’re basically saying Tex should learn to place the ball better instead of doing what made him a great player. You ignore the fact Tex is a .284 career hitter hitting this way and hit .292 with us in 2009. Yet you say he can’t hit for average like this based on a 1.5 years and ignore his career line. This is made even more ridiculous by the fact you think batters should somehow put balls precisely where they ain’t and ignore the luck factor in the game. I’m disagreeing with you because your comments have been overly exaggerated and irrational.

                But okay since you know so much about hitting…more than actual players, scouts and coaches…tell us how to fix the rest of our lineup. Since you have so much insight

                • Matt says:

                  Teixeira WAS a .292 hitter, he isn’t now.

                  He is a dead pull hitter right now from the left side of the plate. This isn’t a fluke, this is what he has become these last few years as a hitter.

                  Nobody is saying that you won’t take even what he gives you right now, but he was a lot more consistent when he hit for average.

                  And thanks for distorting my remarks to suit your own end once again. When did I say they put balls precisely where they want? I said that when you put them in PREDICTABLE COUNTS, they will have a much higher chance of SUCCEEDING in placing the ball where they want. When Teixeira gets to a 2-0 or 3-1 count, there is only one thing on his mind- HOME RUN. When he hits it, it’s great, but when he doesn’t it’s often a grounder right into the shift.

          • Jetrer says:

            You said Tex doesn’t hit to the left side because he doesn’t have bat control. You said earlier that Red Sox hitters can control where they hit the ball. They can’t. No hitter can. The can affect the general direction, of course, but they can’t control whether a ball finds a hole in that direction. Every time I have seen Ortiz go the other way, it was by accident, not design. He was just horribly fooled by a pitch and hit the ball off the end of the bat.

            • Matt says:

              I’m not saying that hitters can put the ball exactly where they want.

              When have I said that?

              There are hitters though who have the ability, whether via their swing or their approach, to place the ball on certain parts of the field. Jeter consciously for instance tries to hit the ball the other way much of the time. He doesn’t always succeed, but he gives himself a greater chance of doing it with his approach at the plate.

  380. Kostas says:

    Grandy struck out… he gets a pass

    • Esteban says:

      One player has played really well this year and is in the prime of his career the other hasn’t played well and is in his decline phase. Which one gets a longer leash with fans?

      • Kostas says:

        Clearly the one that has had the least impact on making his team great. This is America and what you did this morning means shit. I am only concerned with the last 10 minutes.

        Jeter will get 3000 and people will bitch about the type of hit it was, praise him and then bitch that he grounds out on his next AB.

        • Jetrer says:

          The Yankees are trying to win this year. What Jeter did the rest of his career has no bearing on what the Yankees do this year. You can respect what he did for his career and still be pissed that he has been horribly and ridiculously unclutch this year.

        • Xstar7 says:

          “Jeter will get 3000 and people will bitch about the type of hit it was, praise him and then bitch that he grounds out on his next AB.”

          Not going to argue with you there

        • Esteban says:

          Everybody hide your head in the sand and pretend it’s still 1999 when talking about Jeter. Can’t ever point a great player isn’t great anymore. Derek Jeter’s feelings are hurt by all the mean people upset he’s playing poorly.

  381. 5toolplayer says:

    I hate to get down on this team but they just don’t play big time baseball. They usually beat the shitty teams but get the crap beat out of them when the game is on the line. Gardner is horrible and I’m sick of people thinking he’s anything more then a 4th OF. We need to do something, we need a spark and maybe calling up Maxwell and Montero will do something. If Martin’s back is really screwed up how long is it going to be b4 Jesus gets back into the plan?

    • The Fallen Phoenix says:

      If you think Gardner is a 4th OF, you’re going to be sorely disappointed with Maxwell.

    • Esteban says:

      Going into tonight, Gardner had the 5th highest fWAR for LFers in baseball. His wRC+ is 11th in that group, so he most certainly is better than a 4th OFer.

  382. Crime Dog says:

    The yanks have to make a bullpen move after this game right? They have three long relievers in Sanit Marquez and Pendleton, somethings gotta give

  383. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    ARod blows

  384. BigTimeBartolo says:

    Arod: swinging and missing at fastballs on the outer part of the plate all day…

  385. David N says:

    Feels like that missed opportunity really took the life out of the team.

  386. Frankieblueeyes says:

    Francessa is going be fun to listen too tomorrow. It wasnt jeetta it was grardneer that screwed up and lost da game.

  387. Cy Pettitte says:

    they’re gonna break Boone and put him on the DL

  388. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Maybe Joe just wants Logan to get hurt

  389. Monteroisdinero says:

    I think Billy Martin would have chewed Gardner’s ass off for not coming home on the wp.

    Joe will defend him.

  390. CMP says:

    How the hell is Acevez throwing 96?

  391. Reggie C. says:

    Insurmountable lead? NO.

    We’re still in this, but Logan’s gotta hold’em here.

  392. thaaaaaaayankeeeswin says:

    alright, time for the Yanks to stand up and defend the home turf! The red sox are getting way too comfortable at Yankee stadium and the Yanks have basically given the sox all of their momentum all season. first 2 wins, got them to .500. CMON YANKS….WAKE UP!!! lets go, you are better than this

  393. David N says:

    Did Boone Logan just K a lefty?

  394. Frankieblueeyes says:

    Logan pitching for his life or DFA ed tomorrow by Cash

  395. Guy Montag says:

    We’ve got too many guys who can’t do their job. Cervelli can’t play defense, Gardner can’t run the bases, and AJ can’t keep us in the ballgame against a pitcher we can score some runs off of. I’d like to see all 3 of these players replaced by the trade deadline.

    • Jetrer says:

      AJ – won’t happen, stuck with 2 1/2 more years of aggravation
      Gardner – unlikely
      Cervelli – no excuse not to replace him by the deadline, preferably with Montero

    • jay h says:

      i think we can all be happy that youre not the gm

  396. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Its bad when cervelli is the only Yankee on the POG list.

  397. thaaaaaaayankeeeswin says:

    nice, lets walk the 67 year old man

  398. Frankieblueeyes says:

    How do you walk tek twice

  399. David N says:

    And the walk to Varitek…le sigh.

  400. Guns of the Navarone says:

    Not sure why Ayala isn’t in this game right now. Save Pendleton for garbage time in the 9th if it comes to that.

  401. Cy Pettitte says:

    Norton -> Whelan -> DRob -> Mo

    problem zolved.

  402. Monteroisdinero says:

    Pedroia the great power hitter swinging 3-0.

    No respect.

    Girardi should be ashamed.

  403. thaaaaaaayankeeeswin says:

    quit bitching about Cervelli’s slide…they have plunked how many Yanks this year?

  404. Pat D says:

    As of now, I’m glad I wasn’t at home watching this game.

    Because I’d be getting into nonsensical arguments with my dad about how the team lacks “fire” and the Red Sox appear “hungrier” and all that other stupid, clichéd horseshit.

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

      Meh for today I’ll accept that if he’s talking about Gardner. Can’t wait to hear him defend himself.

  405. It'sATarp says:

    Guys while we’re the point of hindsight…If Cervelli threw those two guys out early on we’d only be down 1 or even winning!
    /Capt.Hindsight with a crystal ball

  406. Greg Golson's Laser Rocket Arm says:

    New thread for good luck?

  407. Jerome S. says:

    I know it’s a cop out, but this umpire is just terrible. To both teams.

  408. David N says:

    Umpires have dinner reservations, I guess.

  409. Greg says:

    Closer on the overhead

  410. thaaaaaaayankeeeswin says:

    so tired of seeing those seats behind home plate empty….just looks sad and nothing like old yankee stadium when the fans where crazy. this just looks like rich douchebags that are too cool to get excited

  411. Frankieblueeyes says:

    At least southpark is good tonight. Dick and fart humor at its best.

  412. Greg says:

    It looks Cashman blew on Ace as well.

  413. Mike Axisa says:

    Holy crap, what an awful call.

  414. JobaWockeeZ says:

    We clear the two pitchers. Thank Mo.

  415. Monteroisdinero says:

    Dickerson better play tomorrow against beckett. He won’t do much but Swish and his .170 avg is unbearable.

  416. bonestock94 says:

    Umps must be overheating

  417. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Where the fuck was this before.

  418. Esteban says:

    Miracle upon Miracles. Gardner stole a base.

  419. Greg says:

    So now he decides to use his speed

  420. Xstar7 says:

    Hey Mike, when are you going to post the DOTF? Usually you do that by now.

  421. Rainbow Connection says:

    Ace looks to be in shape. He always looked like a pasty slob on the Yankees.

  422. Monteroisdinero says:

    Nunez gets good cuts. I like him.

  423. Greg says:

    The baseball gods really hate us right now. They must watch ESPN

  424. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Jeters DP took the fire out of the Yankees

  425. nathan says:

    Cervelli, Jeter, Grandyman for bot 9th… not too hopeful

  426. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Well It’s Out-Grandy-Teix up next right?

  427. first time lawng time says:

    Terrible at bat by Canó.

    Swish still can’t hit.

    Gardner’s a shitty baserunner.

    Sox, you’re up 3 runs, shut the fuck up, Yankees won’t score anyway.

    Yeah, now you take the base. Jackass.

    BABIP bad luck. Tyical.

    Yanks won’t score with the big bad Cervelli, corpse of Jeter, and slumping Grandy up. And if it does get to Tex, he’ll get BABIP fucked, and Arod will strike put/pop up, and if it gets to Canó, he won’t do shit.

    My thought process that inning.

  428. Brendan says:

    Here is another comment that in the past has been labeled as blasphemy in these parts. How about we fire that Gomer Pile Bad Habit Enabling hitting coach K-Long? Never been a fan

    • V says:

      Male first name rule.

    • Jetrer says:

      yeah, who wants the best offense in baseball anyways?

      • Esteban says:

        But… But… Think how much better the offense could be!

      • Rainbow Connection says:

        It’s hard not to for $200 million.

      • Brendan says:

        And there it is. Let’s break it down under his expert guidance who has regressed. We will do the opening day lineup just for laughs

        Jeter-irrelevant he is done
        Swisher- regressed
        Teixeira- regressed
        A-Rod- pull crazy because of Long so regressed
        Cano-regressed
        Posada-see Jeter
        Granderson-improved
        Gardner- regressed
        Martin- pass new player

        That is a problem

        • It'sATarp says:

          Wait you did realize Swisher had his best year last year under Long? And Tex was great in 2009 under Long and Cano was great in 2010 and 2009 under long and Gardner was great last year under long. They regressed this year but i wouldn’t simply say it’s the hitting coach since he did help them preform great a year or two before.

          • Brendan says:

            Your argument is Swisher? One year wonder I think. Let go by 2 other orgs in the past. Tex was a .300 hitter before arriving in NY and his average has gone down every year since arrving. Cano it may be an attitude thing I will give you that. what has Gardner done?

            • Jetrer says:

              Swisher has had 2 good years for the Yankees, Tex is on pace for the second best wRC+ of his career, Gardner has never been more than a mediocre hitter – your going to fault klong for his lack of talent? Don’t forget offense is down league wide.

        • Esteban says:

          Swisher had two great years under Long
          Teixeira’s AVG is down, but is hitting fine other than that
          A-Rod is aging and has been hurt.
          Cano had a great year last year under Long
          Gardner was good last year under Long.

          So last year’s good seasons with Long as the hitting coach are dismissed because some guys haven’t hit as well as last year through 2 months. Do I have that right?

          • Brendan says:

            How has that offense been with RISP? In the postseason? Even during the title run they didn’t exactly dominate? See this is what I love. Are you all related to the guy? You aren’t going to get rid of a lot of these players. You want a shakeup? Fire their little enabler. How many O’Sullivans, Villanuevas and Bergesens can you lose to? The boss wouldve blown this douche out after the playoffs last year. You all act like he’s Ted Williams

        • Jetrer says:

          Jeter – old not KLong’s fault
          Swisher – had career year with Long last year, sucked the year before he came to the Yanks
          Teix – 2nd in league in HR, 17th best wRC+ in baseball this year (and he’s always better later in the year)
          ARod – old, bad hip not KLongs fault
          Cano – career year last year, struggling this year because he refuses to be patient despite KLong trying to make him be
          Posada – old
          Granderson – having career year
          Gardner – Regressed from what? He’s never had anyone but KLong as hitting coach
          Martin – having resurgent year

          • Brendan says:

            .238 is resurgent?

            • Jetrer says:

              no, BA means very little, his 126 wRC+ is the best of his career, his .359 wOBA is the second best of his career

              • Brendan says:

                Your Uncle Bill James is on the phone saying you’re up way past curfew. BA means very little? Tell that too 85% of the HOFers. I wil take .300 hitters all day

                • Jetrer says:

                  I’d rather have guys who contribute to producing runs. Games aren’t decided by which team has the higher team BA for the game.

  429. Greg says:

    I remember when they won in 2009, Michael Kay said that the Yankees only win WS in bunches. If this keeps up that theory will be gone.

  430. the tenth inning stretch says:

    I know it’s been discussed at length, but I’d like to reiterate how much of a douchebag Ortiz is.

  431. thaaaaaaayankeeeswin says:

    thats what happens when you dont capitalize on your chances…

  432. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Fuck this team.

  433. dkidd says:

    god, i hate these series

  434. Guy Montag says:

    Their struggling hitters have come back to life and ours haven’t. The Ortiz bat flip and Teixera beaning still haven’t been rectified and AJ didn’t even win the game. He could have at least drilled Ortiz, instead he gave up another homer and Cashman needs to trade for a good starter.

  435. Cy Pettitte says:

    Pendlebum

    nice knowin ya

    • David N says:

      He was okay for a bit – can’t expect that much more out of him.

      This one was over once Gardner failed to score.

  436. thaaaaaaayankeeeswin says:

    lmfao

  437. dkidd says:

    and off goes the tv…

  438. V says:

    Well, at least we don’t have to hope for a 9th inning comeback now.

    The game ended with Jeter’s double play.

  439. rek4gehrig says:

    Good night one and all

  440. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Thanks for giving up Girardi.

  441. Kostas says:

    Well at least the embarrassment for tonight it over.

  442. Larry Rothchild's Yarmulke says:

    Lance Pendelton reminds me of Soriano. Ergo Pendelton is new 8th inning guy!

  443. Jeff Karstens, Male Model says:

    Another Red Sox series, another lost series.

  444. Reggie C. says:

    As frustrating as this is , i take some weird solace in the fact that we’re getting beat by a real juggernaut of an offense. With guys slumping up and down the lineup, the Yanks don’t stack up well.

  445. V says:

    Now I’m just annoyed that he got the two guys on my fantasy team (Youkilis and Ortiz) out and then blew the game by giving up HRs to Crawford and Drew.

  446. BigTimeBartolo says:

    I can’t watch this crap anymore. Someone let me know when the Yankees decide to stop bending over like a little bitch to their division rival. I’m glad I don’t know many Sox fans because honestly it’s embarrassing.

    And yeah, it was just as bad in 2009, and there are no indications that we will dominate the Sox in the 2nd half again like we did that year.

    • tom says:

      Nor was there then. Which is why you play the full season

      • BigTimeBartolo says:

        yeah, except the Sox were a worse team in 2009

        • tom says:

          Not what anyone was saying in June.

          The Red Sox have often looked unbeatable in the first half of the season. Somehow, the Yankees have finished ahead of them all but twice since 1995. True fans don’t draw conclusions at the 60-game mark.

          • BigTimeBartolo says:

            Ok….so I criticize the team therefore I’m not a true fan?…

            • tom says:

              We all criticize (some more floridly than others). But predicting the remainder of the season based on a 60-game span — especially when the Yankees are within a game of the league’s best record in that period — seems to me the act of someone more impressionable than thoughtful.

              In June 2009, I bet a guy I work with that the Yanks would at least close the gap with the Red Sox (which was 5 games, after the 0-8 start). Of course I won this bet by a landslide, but I made it fully confidently because I’ve spent the last decade watching the Yankees gain ground on the Sox in the final months. (Even 2007, the year they didn’t quite catch them, they made up a huge amount of ground) I don’t see any reason, given the run differential this year, to think the Yanks are appreciably worse than those mid-00s teams.

    • Guy Montag says:

      I agree. Veteran ballplayers like Damon, Matsui, and Pettitte aren’t walking through that door. We’re stuck with Gardner who is scared to steal one base let alone two like Damon did in the WS, Posada who is awful and would never single handedly win a WS game like Matsui did, and AJ who will never be a pitcher the caliber of Andy Pettitte. We’ve regressed at all 3 positions and have poured in more money.

  447. wow says:

    wow. Good thing I left to watch Arrested Development for a while. just wow

  448. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Beltran please come over.

  449. Kostas says:

    If the yankees are real competitors they will just roll over tomorrow against Beckett. In fact Girardi might be wise to skip CC.

  450. thaaaaaaayankeeeswin says:

    when are the yanks gonna fight back? the indians are slumping just in time to come into yankee stadium after this and get back on track against the yanks

  451. first time lawng time says:

    Oh cool a strikeout.

    Wow, he didn’t even look like he knew that’d go out.

    Maybe Robertson should have come in, since it was oy a 3 run game?

    Oh look, a double. Hmmmm well he only needs to get one more out.

    Wow. 6 run game. Maybe a good pitcher should have come in.

    Do the Yankees know how to fucking beat the Red Sox? Or at least not get embarassed? Geez

    • Karl Krawfid says:

      Come on man, The Yankees were not coming back.

      When Gardner was sitting on third with his thumb up his ass when the ball went to the backstop, the game was over.

  452. It'sATarp says:

    Can we please get some fucking pitching now? That has been my one complaint this whole season and i don’t see it getting solved anytime soon.

  453. Yankee Bigot says:

    This team has it’s head so far up it’s own ass when the Sox come to town. I don’t know how they can stand to let Boston take 5 in a row on their own turf. M-barassing shit!

  454. Cuso says:

    I have a pound-and-a-half of “whatever” in my heart. I don’t care to even bother getting upset about this because I’m honestly not a bit surprised that they’re going to lose this series too.

    Take 3-of-4 from Cleveland. Hopefully win the series against Texas (ahem), and then go beat up the NL.

    Keep the Yanks out of YS3 and we’ll be OK.

    I have gas.

  455. Matt says:

    I’m sure the players will go out there after tonight’s game and tip their caps to every player on the Red Sox roster.

    What can you do when Tim Wakefield is lights out, and Alfredo Aceves is so relaxed out there that he’s not even sweating on the mound in 90 degree heat?

    What can you do when perennial all-star Jason Varitek grinds out some tough walks against your pitching staff, and MVP candidate Dustin Pedroia works a hard fought 4 pitch walk?

    The Red Sox just dominated the Yankees tonight. Every miscue by the Yankees was forced by solid Red Sox defense and clutch pitching?

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

      I want to see Jeter and Gardner in the psotgame show saying how good they are.

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  456. David N says:

    This inning has killed my mood.

  457. V says:

    Oh, here we go with the ‘X’s struggles continue’.

    Michael Kay. Get a fucking dictionary. Do something. Stop saying the fucking same thing every fucking night you fucking imbecile.

  458. Monteroisdinero says:

    Posada back tomorrow? Can’t believe I’m even asking.

  459. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    RALLY TIME!!!

  460. JobaWockeeZ says:

    This team loves low leverage situations.

  461. David N says:

    I guess one positive out of this is that Tex doesn’t look like getting hit yesterday screwed him up too much.

  462. Mike Axisa says:

    Why didn’t Tex just try to hit a ball the other way? They need baserunners!

    • Jetrer says:

      he must not have any bat control

    • Xstar7 says:

      If he was a good hitter, he would guide the ball through the shift. This team has no passion and bends over like wimps whenever they play good teams. This loss is entirely Brett Gardner’s fault. Even AJ would have darted home on that wild pitch right? right????

      /trollsingeneral’d

  463. Bob Stone says:

    I am always Mr. Optimist voting 9 every week in the Confidence Poll. But I knew the game was over in the first inning. Cano’s performance was disgraceful.

  464. JobaWockeeZ says:

    I really want to hear Gardner justify his lack of balls here.

  465. Frankieblueeyes says:

    Pendelton = Dfa

  466. first time lawng time says:

    Cool. A walk.

    Oh loom, a DP. Oh wait, no DI. But still predictable.

    Grandy still sucks (right now)

    Yeah. NOW you get a hit.

    Don’t swing at the effing first pitch. …And you’re still useless. But I don’t really care cause it was a lost game anyway.

    And the Yankees lose. Again. To the RS. Again. At home. Again.

    Fuck this team.

    My thought process that inning =)

  467. Karl Krawfid says:

    I know the Yankees have to have better arms in the minors, I mean damn.

    Sanit? Pendelton?

    Where the hell is Montero?

    Why is Cervelli still up here?

    I guess this is the shitty part about rooting for the Yankees.

    I’m sure Montero will get traded for some scrub ass starter soon.

    • The Big City of Dreams says:

      I’m sure Montero will get traded for some scrub ass starter soon.

      —————————————–

      And then Montero will hit like Jose Bautisa and you’ll hear Yankee fans say we gave up on him too early lol.

      Seriously at this point what’s the harm in bringing him up

    • Larry Rothchild's Yarmulke says:

      Montero has an eye infection so he isn’t an option.

  468. klemy says:

    Well, on the plus side, we didn ‘t have to hear, “Put it on the left side.”

  469. Yankee Bigot says:

    Must be a lovely night in Boston with the Yankees getting their asses handed to them and the Bruins raping the dirty Canadian team.

  470. Pat D says:

    How dare ARod not hit a 6-run HR to win the game?!?!?

  471. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Girardi just told the press Gardner he needs to sue his speed. Listen to your goddamn manager for fuck’s sake.

  472. first time lawng time says:

    Boston 8-1 at YS3 last 9 games with a 5 game win streak. That’s BS. Uncceptable. I don’t care who you are playing. It’s you’re fucking home field. Win those fucking games. It’s HFA, you have your fans, what’s the problem? Win the effing games.

    The fact that it’s against the RS makes it even worse.

    And that’s 5-14 against Boston. Absolutely abysmal.

    • Xstar7 says:

      Whatever happened to “Whatevs, I’m already over it”?

      • first time lawng time says:

        I might need to sleep away this loss before I can get over it.

        I’ll be honest. I’m a bit livid. That’s how I feel right now.

      • David N says:

        That line got used up the last time the Red Sox were in town.

        It’s time for them to win some games against the Sox, especially at home. To get swept in consecutive home series would be embarrassing. It’s not August/September, no, but it’s not April/May either, and I can’t just wave away continued performances like this in games that have a higher emotional attachment than the average.

        And yes, the fact that the Bruins won tonight is influencing my opinion and making my mood worse. But that’s the way it is. Win tomorrow, that’s all I ask.

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