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.

Categories : Game Threads
  • http://twitter.com/rebeccapbp Squishy Jello Person

    Be nice.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Cervelli catching AJ’s 55 footers…uggh.

    • Karl Krawfid

      Who’s gonna catch those 440 footers?

  • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

    Who catches if Cervelli gets hurt?

    • Cy Pettitte

      Peña or Girardi

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Who catches if Cervelli gets hurt?

      Yogi Berra. We’ve just reactivated him.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Hairston.

  • murg

    Is it time to call up Montero?

    • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

      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.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    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!

  • JobaWockeeZ

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

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    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?

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      I don’t know, but I hope we treat Doug Davis like the Sox treated him.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        Probably Wilson on the last day of the homestand.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          I’m going with Dempster. Or probably a Cubs reliever (James Marshall sounds nice).

          • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

            Nope. Because then it would be on FOX. BuckCarver doesn’t deserve to have the call.

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

              BuckCarver don’t deserve lots of shit that they end up getting anyway.

              • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

                They probably don’t remember half the playoff games they called. Except, of course, 2004. And 2001 game 7

      • IRF

        I hope we treat Brett Meyers like he treats his wife

    • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

      I’m considering buying tickets right now for 6/16 and 6/17. He’s apparently only had 14 hits in a 10 game stretch once this year, but he already got 2 last night and just may be heating up. I figure I’ll pick up some cheapies now and if he does get it done it will have been a great investment (even though it woulda been much better in The Old Stadium, which obviously, and unfortunately, is not an option.)

      • boogie down

        I’ve got tickets to 6/14. He’d have to be on a nice hot streak to get it then, not to mention that we have Mr. Ogando waiting for us that day. Still, a guy can hope.

    • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

      None. It’s going to happen in the Colorado series

      /Ken Singleton’d

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

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

  • first time lawng time

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

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    Ellsbury is a pesky little bastard

  • Cy Pettitte

    Frankie: call changes or I will end you.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

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

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Nice Jeter/Cervelli/Cano

  • Guy Montag

    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.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Ellsbury is fast and Burnett is slow to the plate. Cervelli had to gun it to remotely have a shot, and gunning it caused the throw to sail.

      It wouldn’t have been a big deal if Cano would have backed up properly.

    • Chet K

      You were right on!

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    Is Cano stoned? He should have backed that up.

  • NoH

    What a horrible throw.

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

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

    • rossdfarian

      /wholeblockofcheese’d! … nice

  • JobaWockeeZ

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

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    AGon’s speed saved Robbie’s ass again.

  • first time lawng time

    Cano, stop eating and pay attention.

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

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

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      It was from the press box.

      massmedia’d

      • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

        I should’ve known.

  • first time lawng time

    OMG AJ! Throw strikes! You can do it!

  • Guns of the Navarone

    And cue over-obsessing about a bat flip.

    • Cy Pettitte

      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.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    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.

    • Guns of the Navarone

      That’s actually probably a good strategy. He’s such a hot head. It could throw him off his game right away and take away the inside corner for him.

      • Bob Stone

        I like that idea very much.

  • first time lawng time

    Leiter cannot speak. Lol

  • Cy Pettitte

    yea, I give up on this series.

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    …………………….

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Just hit this bastard every AB now.

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

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

  • bonestock94

    Oh crap, thats salt in the wounds

  • Guy Montag

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

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    It’s like deja-vu all over again.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Didn’t you just say that?

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Shoulda drilled him……

  • William Wallace

    Wow. Way to show up AJ. Appreciate it.

  • Esteban

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

  • Kostas

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

  • IRF

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

  • Guy Montag

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

    • bonestock94

      wtf, are you high

    • Pasqua

      1st inning, runner on, already down by a run…and that’s when we should “retaliate”?

    • Kostas

      AJ would have bounced the pitch anyway so that would have just made it more embarrassing.

    • Esteban

      Those Joe Torre years were terrible. 4 WS, 6 WS appearances. Playoffs every year. Hope we don’t have to deal with that again.

  • first time lawng time

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

    • Kostas

      2003

    • Esteban

      Next time will be the first.

  • Pasqua

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

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Well, that sucked.

    • rek4gehrig

      Totally

  • Guns of the Navarone

    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

      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.

  • James A

    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

  • Rob

    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

  • wow

    this team just plain sucks right now.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      We’ve won six of our last eight and fourteen of our last nineteen.

      • first time lawng time

        He might mean at this second, vs the RS, or at home.

        Other than that, haha idk.

    • Esteban

      They went from being on a roll to sucking in 10 innings. OK.

      • Kostas

        Think the poster meant to say, “this team just sucks as home”. Not “right now”.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          17-14 at home on the year. Not sucky.

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

            It’s not good. It’s almost exactly the league average winning percentage at home.

            • Kostas

              Interesting… That actually makes it worse considering that the Yankees should be far superior in talent than most of these teams.

              I blame Levine and Trost. Their corporate sellout of the stadium turned the aura of the stadium into a black pit.

          • Kostas

            3 above .500? That is the equivalent of getting a blue ribbon that says “I participated”.

            It is a backwards compliment meant to look for just the positive because reality is so brutal.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Esteban, we’ve only played seven games all year long. They’ve all been against Boston and our 1-6 record means we’re in last place.

        LAST PLACE.

        • Esteban

          Kevin Kernan and Francessa told me so.*

          *I have no idea what they’ve said lately, it makes me angry to read/listen to them.

    • Pasqua

      Like, at this MOMENT “now”? I’ll give it to you. Otherwise, see the above response.

  • Karl Krawfid

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

    • Kostas

      There you go… 8 pitches of sheer dominance….

    • Esteban

      Chokers!

  • Guy Montag

    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.

  • 4_Everbronx

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

  • nathan

    Yikes !!

    Well, it can only get better

  • rek4gehrig

    U jinxed it with that picture

  • CMP

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

  • Cuso

    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

  • first time lawng time

    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.

    • V

      You really sound new to this baseball thing.

  • BklynJT

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

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

    Eight pitches.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Shitty defense, shitty hitting and shitty pitching.

  • IRF

    Way to put up a fight boys!

  • Karl Krawfid

    Hilarious.

  • Guy Montag

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

    • Esteban

      Obviously the only possibility for not hitting a knuckleball.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    At least last night they scored 1 in the first

  • Jay h

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

  • Kostas

    Sox put 2 more on this inning…

  • JobaWockeeZ

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

  • King George

    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…

    • Guns of the Navarone

      I sell drugs.

      • Esteban

        I sell stolen kidneys.

    • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

      I drug people and steal their kidneys.

    • BklynJT

      sounds like they hit f5 on rab all day.

  • It’sATarp

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

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      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

        in fairness, they did absolutely pass on Greinke

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

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

          • It’sATarp

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

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

              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

                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.

                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

                  There’s a difference between not making any bid and making a bid that you know won’t get accepted because it’s far lower than the seller is willing to accept… but it’s a small, small difference.

                  Whatevs.

              • The BIG 3

                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

                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

          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.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

            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

              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

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

                • V

                  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

              • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

                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

                  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

                  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

            Concur

      • It’sATarp

        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.

        • The BIG 3

          Haren would have cost ManBan, the lefty. Scouts honor.

    • Greg

      And Oswalt

  • CMP

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

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

    • Jetrer

      thought he already did in the first

  • Matt

    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

      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.

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    It’s that kind of night

  • JobaWockeeZ

    This is beyond fucking hilarity right now.

  • mike c

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

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    AJ cant even get Marco Scutaro out

  • nathan

    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.

    • Greg

      I’m not holding my breath due to what I have seen from this team this year.

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    Just wow.

  • iloveyoubartolo

    lol

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

    Haha.

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    Cuck Fervelli

  • Cy Pettitte

    this team is such a fucking joke.

  • JobaWockeeZ

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

  • Guy Montag

    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.

  • bonestock94

    facepalm

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Is Martin’s back bad enough to play Cervelli?

  • Cuso

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

  • It’sATarp

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

    • mike c

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

      • Monteroisdinero

        No fist pumping. we lose alot.

    • bonestock94

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

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

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

        • bonestock94

          Serious or sarcasm?

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

            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

              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

        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

          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.

    • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

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

  • Jetrer

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

  • Slappy White

    SEND FUCKING CERVELLI’S PUNK ASS DOWN NOW

  • bobtaco

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

  • nathan

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

  • Rob

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

  • Esteban

    Cano should definitely have been there. Not cool Ribbinson.

    • mike c

      he was there, but cervelli decided to throw a curveball

      • Esteban

        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.

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

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

  • Guns of the Navarone

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

    • Nuke Ladoosh

      Yeah thought that too

  • Rockstar4Life

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

  • Nuke Ladoosh

    $250 for this f’n ticket.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    At least we can get Varitek out

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      That’s a gimme.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        We couldn’t get Scutaro out

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          Scutaro is far better than Varitek at the plate now.

  • Matt

    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

      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.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Catching is like SS. It’s become a black hole of suckitude again.

      • Esteban

        31St*

      • Matt

        Which was almost entirely the result of 1 month of offense when he played full time in May.

        He had an OPS under .500 for the entire rest of the season, and led the league in catching errors despite playing only part time.

        His miscues often directly cost the Yankees run(s), which you aren’t taking into account as well with such a measurement.

        • Esteban

          I agree with some of this, but I just get the feeling there’s not much better out there. People couldn’t wait to get rid of Gus Molina.

    • Matt

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

      (145 PA)

      .178/.254/.217

      • Esteban

        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

          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

          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.

  • CMP

    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?

  • It’sATarp

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

  • NC Saint

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

  • Frankieblueeyes

    Serious montero for cervelli is a no brainer

  • Mickey Scheister

    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.

    • Rob

      technically, ellsbury would have scored no matter what off that ortiz homer

      • Mickey Scheister

        Assuming AJ would have had the same approach.

      • klemy

        Fallacy of the predetermined outcome!

        @MichaelKay

      • klemy

        Fallacy of the predetermined outcome!

        #@MichaelKay

  • Kevin

    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.

  • dennis

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

  • Rob

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

  • Cy Pettitte

    I’m gonna guess Wakefield throws a CGSO

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

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

  • cjc

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

  • Frankieblueeyes

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

    • Esteban

      Chan Ho Park had some diarrhea.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Lotta dialea.

      • Frankieblueeyes

        One of CHP best yankee moments with joba and Mo laughing in the background.

        • Skye

          One of? C’mon, it’s pretty much the only good CHP Yankee moment. But man, is it a good moment!

  • CMP

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

  • Cuso

    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

  • Mickey Scheister

    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.

  • first time lawng time

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

  • Greg

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

    • Pasqua

      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

        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.

  • CMP

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

  • Guns of the Navarone

    That was a WICKED SPINAH!!

  • Tut

    Cano playing like it’s 2008

  • first time lawng time

    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.

  • Esteban

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

  • Guns of the Navarone

    Who’s Josh Bard?

  • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

    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.)

    • Pasqua

      If the slowly pitched softball darted and danced while in mid-air, then sure.

      • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

        I know, I know, but it’s still just so brutal to watch.

  • Rob

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

    • Rob

      my bad, forgot about nunez

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Mini-rally?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Nope.

      • Guns of the Navarone

        The rally stops once the runner reaches 2nd base.

      • Esteban

        Thanks for jinxing it you big panda jerk.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          I tried to get an interview with CC, but they told me “No, he’s a live bear, he will literally rip your face off”.

          • Pat D

            Great story.

            Compelling…and rich.

            • Esteban

              Beat me to it. Damn you to hell!!

              • Pat D

                Believe me, you gotta get up early if you wanna get out of bed.

                /Groucho’d

          • Esteban

            Great story. Compelling and rich.

  • JobaWockeeZ

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

  • Josh S.

    Is it me or does Wakefield look pregnant?

    • Pasqua

      That’s age, baby! He’s an old man amongst young. Bound to look bad in comparison.

  • NoH

    Watching on espn + team performance = unbearable game to watch

    • Greg

      Watching ESPN tomorrow will be even worse. Who is calling the game for ESPN?

  • mike c

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

    • Greg

      THe problem is that it might become more than four.

      • mike c

        that’s baseball, susan

  • JobaWockeeZ

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

    • Guy Montag

      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

        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

          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

            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.

  • Guy Montag

    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.

  • 4_Everbronx

    This is fucking embarassing.

  • Smutcicle

    CALL UP THE FUCKING KIDS

    • Esteban

      Season OVAH!

      Is that what you mean? Which kids Smutcicle? Montero and?

      • JobaWockeeZ

        http://i47.photobucket.com/alb.....1241894628

        If you can point out where he said the season was over highlight it for me please.

        • Esteban

          Did you see the part of my post where I asked “Is that what you mean?” It’s there and I wrote that so people wouldn’t get on me. Guess it didn’t work.

  • first time lawng time

    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.

    • Esteban

      Can I give you a warning that I’m gonna be a dick?

    • FIPster Doofus

      Nothing about your post is irrational or trollish.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Yeah but she’ll get called out for it probably.

        • Kostas

          You can book it. Berated like terrorist.

          • Esteban

            You mean a terroist.

        • Esteban

          I think JobaWockeeZ has a crush on FTLT. You’re both in HS, right? Make it happen!

          Preemptive response:
          I’m kidding. Don’t mean any offense.

          • JobaWockeeZ

            I LOL’ed. No sarcasm there.

      • first time lawng time

        Yeah it’s just a warning for posts to come. Lol

    • Kostas

      That made me laugh….

  • JobaWockeeZ

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

  • It’sATarp

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

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

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

    • Pat D

      The script didn’t call for it.

  • Kostas

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

  • nyyankfan7

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

  • mike c

    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

  • Jay h

    Can’t hit?

  • Greg

    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

      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

        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.

        • jay h

          a little bit paranoid?

          • Greg

            It just feels like that to me.

  • Rob

    finally drew screws one up for us

  • Guy Montag

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

  • bobmac

    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.

    • Esteban

      I accidentally bit my fork while eating last week and chipped my tooth. I didn’t enjoy that.

  • Matt

    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

      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.

  • JobaWockeeZ

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

  • mike c

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

  • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

    Cervelli earned his pinstrips!!!

  • Jetrer

    fucking Jeter is absolutely useless with RISP

    • Kostas

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

      • Jetrer

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

        • Kostas

          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

            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

            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

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

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

      fucking Jeter is absolutely useless with RISP

      Fixed

      • Jetrer

        thanks for the correction, but he is even more useless than normal with RISP

        • It’sATarp

          But he is a gold glove defender!!!!11!!!!11111one one one

          • Kostas

            That was so not this year so it has no relevance. Jeter has done very little to deserve any praise at this point. Clearly the Yankees are only keeping him in order to sell his name not for any other benefit. Think of it as one last charitable gift on behalf of the Boss.

            • It’sATarp

              that was sarcasm…his gold glove last year wasn’t even deserved

            • JobaWockeeZ

              That was pure sarcasm. The spelling of one kinda tipped it off.

      • The BIG 3

        WTF. I’m literally shocked.

  • Cuso

    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

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

      • Cuso

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

        • Greg

          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

      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.

  • FIPster Doofus

    This is disgustingly pathetic.

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    The YS crowd is dead.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      I’d shoot myself too.

    • Esteban

      It’s so damn hot. Milk was a bad choice.

  • V

    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.

    • It’sATarp

      did you draft all yankees? =P

      • V

        Lol, no. Only CC and Granderson.

  • first time lawng time

    Yay the Great Big Fat Fuck is up!

    (whoever came up with that name is great)

    • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

      I have a better name for him: Black Santa Claus

      • Esteban

        I don’t like the gifts he brings.

        • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

          Me neither. I only got some disappointing Yankees losses.

    • Pat D

      That would be me.

      • first time lawng time

        Genius.

  • Esteban

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

    • Esteban

      bedbug sniffing dog*

    • Kostas

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

      • Esteban

        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?)

  • It’sATarp

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

  • JobaWockeeZ

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

  • Pat D

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

  • Monteroisdinero

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

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Now he can get third and the off throw sends him home.

  • Fritz

    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!

  • Cuso

    Come the ef on, Cervelli

  • first time lawng time

    HIT HIM! Save 3 pitches!!!!

  • Cuso

    Varitek. Salt in the wound. 8-nil.

  • Esteban

    Good try there Cano.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I was expecting a Varitek slam.

    • David N

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

  • It’sATarp

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

    • jay h

      no

  • JobaWockeeZ

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

    • Pat D

      Frankly, no.

  • Jetrer

    way to step up your game AJ

  • teddy

    the yanks are gutless, offensively and defensively

  • It’sATarp

    looks like the clock has struck 12 on this pitching staff

  • Esteban

    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.

  • FIPster Doofus
  • Matt

    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

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

      • Matt

        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

          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

            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.

  • teddy

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

  • Guns of the Navarone

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

  • first time lawng time

    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.

    • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

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

    • Esteban

      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

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

      • first time lawng time

        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.

        • Esteban

          I didn’t like Boston the city much, but obviously, if you can go to Harvard, you gotta do it.

    • icebird753

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

      • Esteban

        Pretty unnecessary bro. As much as I disagree with FTLT, that comment is pretty messed up.

      • first time lawng time

        I can’t. It’s passed my bedtime. Soooorrrryyyy.

  • Jetrer

    this is just getting fucking comical

  • Greg

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

  • Cy Pettitte

    HOW IS CERVELLI ON THIS TEAM?

  • bonestock94

    Cervelli is failing pretty hard

  • Tut

    Typical gutless performance by AJ.

  • It’sATarp

    Okay Can you throw at someone now?

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

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

  • David N

    Wow. Just wow.

  • jon

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

    great

  • bonestock94

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

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

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

    • Guns of the Navarone

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

      • Jetrer

        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

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

  • jv

    another L on the books

    • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

      Put it on the right side!

      /Kay

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    What an ass-pounding we’re taking here…

  • Matt

    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

      I completely disagree.

      • Matt

        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

          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

            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

              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

      Who’s saying they are?

      Dorothy called. She wants her scarecrow back.

    • jay h

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

      • It’sATarp

        THEY ARE JUST THAT GOOD

      • Matt

        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

        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

          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

            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

              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.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Jeff Marquez please.

  • Monteroisdinero

    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?

  • first time lawng time

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

  • James A

    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

  • David N

    Can we get another west coast trip?

  • Scott

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

  • William Wallace

    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.

  • Russell NY

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

    • Greg

      I dont watch them because if I see them lose and waste 5 hours doing it. things will crash

  • David N

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

  • Cy Pettitte

    too bad he couldn’t do that yesterday

    fucking stad padder.

    • Esteban

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

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

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

  • bonestock94

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

  • CMP

    AJ Burnett is a total BUM!

  • wow

    oooooo a run!

  • David N

    Yay. Some offense.

  • It’sATarp

    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

  • Esteban

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

    • Esteban

      Too late, people did. Oh well.

    • jay h

      too late

  • Larry Rothchild’s Yarmulke

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

  • first time lawng time

    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)

  • Greg

    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

      well they are in first place

    • Esteban

      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

        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

          how many games does it count as in the standings

          • Esteban

            1.83 games exactly.

          • Greg

            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.

            • jay h

              but you said these games count more than others

              • Greg

                Statistically they dont. Emotionally and socially they do.

                • Esteban

                  Only if you let them.

                  • Greg

                    Here comes the me problem. It’s not just me. Now I do put alot into each game. I think that I have a football mentality and it doesnt work. But I’m not the only person with this problem.

                    • Esteban

                      You can change that if it gives you too much agony. Do what you want to do, but you don’t have to treat every baseball game like a football game.

            • Esteban

              I think MLB revenues and attendance have been going up for the last few years.

              • Greg

                What about ratings?

                • Esteban

                  Not sure, they must be better if revenues are increasing inflation adjusted.

                  • CP

                    Most of the revenue in MLB is driven by attendance and ticket prices and not through TV ratings (which is why it’s misleading to compare MLB to the NFL).

          • Matt

            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.

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

              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

              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.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

    • It’sATarp

      Doesn’t Michael Kay do that already?

  • Guns of the Navarone

    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.

    • Greg

      And ESPN will celebrating it all…

    • bonestock94

      They’ll probably bomb out before the ALCS like usual.

    • It’sATarp

      Glad that’s predetermined already…i can skip the Playoffs now

    • tom

      2009 called. It wants its June Defeatism back.

    • CP

      Except the Yankees are a better team so far this year. By a considerable margin.

  • Kostas

    Wow 7-1…

  • nathan

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

  • jiffy

    Why did Papi have to decided to stop sucking azz

    • nathan

      he found the fountain of youth

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

  • It’sATarp

    Hope he didn’t break his prosthetic hip

  • JobaWockeeZ

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

    but I agree.

    • Esteban

      Haha, I think you were talking to me the when that happened. It was stupid them it’s stupid now. Wasn’t gonna say anything because the game isn’t close.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Nah it was a bunch of people.

  • Kostas

    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.

  • David N

    And /offense….

    Could someone explain why Gardner keeps sliding into first?

    • bonestock94

      Grit

    • CP

      Because he thinks it’s faster.

      • David N

        Yeah, but it’s been proven that it isn’t. So why the hell do people (not just calling out Gardner) keep doing it?

        • CP

          It really hasn’t been proven to be slower.

          • Esteban

            Just gotta say, I was googling sliding into first and the third suggestion was “sliding into first diarrhea song”

            • CP

              Thanks for not linking. I think that would have been just a little too much after the elderly porn this afternoon.

              • Esteban

                I don’t know how I would link a screenshot, but you can try it.

    • Skye

      Melky told him to.

  • Mickey Scheister

    This is hard to watch.

  • jon

    yep turned the game off

    taken is on FX so thats good news

  • Monteroisdinero

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

    • Kostas

      IETC … that made me laugh out loud.

  • Mickey Scheister

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

  • David N

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

  • Kostas

    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.

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

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

    • David N

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

  • CMP

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

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    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

    • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

      Soon after I write this the Yankees score 3 runs.

  • first time lawng time

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

    • CMP

      Like watching you neighbor’s dog talk a huge shit on your front lawn as you stand there powerless to do anything about it.

    • It’sATarp

      like 2009! /wishful thinking

    • nathan

      Horrible though by coincidence

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Lolz Tek.

  • David N

    Holy crap, another run.

  • CP

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

    • JobaWockeeZ

      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

      He does suck. Even pitchers get hits sometimes.

  • tom

    When Cervelli’s your offensive star…

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • the tenth inning stretch

    HOLY CRAP, RUNS.

  • It’sATarp

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

  • Cy Pettitte

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

    • Jetrer

      Jeter was up

  • bonestock94

    Nice, beginning to resemble a game again.

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

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

    • Kostas

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

      • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

        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

      His batspeed can finally catch up to something

  • jay h

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

    • Esteban

      They’re not worthless today, though that doesn’t mean they’re good.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        This.

    • Cy Pettitte

      Cervelli still needs to score another run to make up for those awful throws

    • Jetrer

      I said Jeter has been worthless with RISP. He absolutely has been.

  • Esteban

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

  • Kostas

    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

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

  • David N

    Wow, Crawford’s arm really sucks.

    • Monteroisdinero

      A 3.5 tool player for 20M a year x7.

      Also not Werth the money.

      • jay h

        lol

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

        That’s a bargain compared to what the Yankees are paying Tex for his two tools.

  • bonestock94

    3 point game!

  • Kostas

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

  • Monteroisdinero

    7-4. We will not go quietly.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    That throw gave me flashbacks to Johnny Damon playing LF.

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

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

  • first time lawng time

    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.

    • the tenth inning stretch

      I don’t know if there’s any off-the-field stuff, but he’s obviously an obnoxious, confrontational instigator on it.

    • FIPster Doofus

      He throws at people when things aren’t going his way on the mound. Enough said.

    • Esteban

      Yeah he threw at Bobby Abreu’s head one time because Abreu stepped out of the box. He’s always on the top stop looking to get into fights. Talks endless shit.

      http://awfulannouncing.blogspo.....-josh.html

    • Skye

      There was that time in 2009 (I think) he threw at Bobby Abreu’s head when Abreu called time out.

      And then there’s this: http://articles.boston.com/200.....yan-howard

      I’m sure there’s more evidence of his douchebaggery, but these should be sufficient.

  • the tenth inning stretch

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

  • Cy Pettitte

    uh oh.

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    oh fuck…

  • Cy Pettitte

    ahhhhh now I see why he went down.

  • The BIG 3

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

  • Rob

    i hope hes not planning on having kids

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    Right to the pills.

  • It’sATarp

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

  • the tenth inning stretch

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

    • It’sATarp

      the ground balls aren’t finding holes anymore

    • the tenth inning stretch

      Spoke too soon.

    • mbonzo

      I think its brilliant. I’m used to AJ getting pulled as soon as he gets his ass kicked. Good to see him given another chance and to see him come through.

  • Frankieblueeyes

    Karma kicked frankie in the nads

  • David N

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

  • Cy Pettitte

    yea, Boone is much better than AJ

  • Rob

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

    • the tenth inning stretch

      Right after the part about tiered bullpens.

  • Kostas

    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

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

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

  • Charles

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

  • It’sATarp

    How hard is it to notice that Boone Logan sucks?

  • David N

    I can has D-Rob now?

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      He’s the eighth inning guy

      Girardi’d

      • David N

        Why can’t we have a “this is probably the game right here” guy?

    • Jetrer

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

      • David N

        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

          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

            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.

  • Kostas

    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

      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

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

      • TMiller

        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

        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

      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.

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

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

      • Kostas

        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.

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

          What?

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

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

    • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

      I actually surprised he only walked him.

  • Esteban

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

  • bonestock94

    Thats not a strike? Crackrocks

  • It’sATarp

    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

    • Mike Myers

      Boon gets paid to do what I could easily do….walk the planet…good job fucker

    • Pat D

      Step 5 is awesome.

    • outsider

      i have no idea why this fucking bitch is wasting time and its not doing anything, be fucking aggresive and get up your ass and start making some fucking move.

  • Jon G

    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.

    • It’sATarp

      We can do much….Find other starters to surround him with so he suck isn’t as emphasized.

  • kevin

    go home Boone Logan

  • mbonzo

    Boone Logan is a one year wonder.

    • the tenth inning stretch

      Not even a whole year.

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

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

  • Rob

    how does he not get released tonight?

    • Monteroisdinero

      because “Boony’s my guy”????

    • jay h

      whoever it is you’re talking about, how does he get released tonight

  • Matt

    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.

  • BigTimeBartolo

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

  • Greg

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

  • Ben

    To quote Shaq Boone Logan is horiawful

  • Rockstar4Life

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

  • Mike Myers

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

  • the tenth inning stretch

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

  • MP

    Boone is a disaster

  • Greg

    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

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

      • Greg

        Right now I would rather have Melky in left than Gardner.

        • It’sATarp

          Melky 1.4 WAR
          Gardner 1.4 WAR….while he is slumping

          I’ll take Gardner every day

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

          Oh yeah, his OBP is ~20 points lower than Gardner’s and his defense isn’t even in the same ballpark. And he makes $1M more a year. Good thing you aren’t running the team.

    • FIPster Doofus

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

    • the tenth inning stretch

      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

      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.

      • Greg

        Have you looked at Melky’s stats recently this year

        • mbonzo

          Did you see him last year? He was the WORST everyday player in baseball. One good 1/3rd of a season doesn’t make you good.

          • mbonzo

            He’s been worth 0.4 WAR in the last 205 games.

            I know you say you’re a pessimistic, but if you don’t live in reality I’m gonna just call you a hater.

        • It’sATarp

          .275 OBP .319 OBP…underwhelming

          • It’sATarp

            *.275 avg

      • Crime Dog

        This

  • 5toolplayer

    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??/

    • Greg

      Got any realistic ideas?

      • Mike Myers

        Swisher

        • Monteroisdinero

          if it means he doesn’t bat against righties, worth a try.

  • Frankieblueeyes

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

  • Esteban

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

    • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

      +.08

  • Cy Pettitte

    Kei Igawa for LOOGY

  • Jon G

    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!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

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

    • the tenth inning stretch

      Then again, he got hit by Wakefield, he probably didn’t even feel it.

  • Frankieblueeyes

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

  • Monteroisdinero

    Swish hitting .175 against righties.

    he sucks.

  • Kostas

    Why isn’t Gardner bunting?

  • Crime Dog

    Why is Cano not even attempting to run?

    • Kostas

      Wakefields pick off move is brilliant and Tek has a gun.

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

      Have you seen Cano run the bases?

  • Cy Pettitte

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

    • It’sATarp

      DELLIN TO THE PEN

    • Frankieblueeyes

      Well he does have a major league fastball
      On the real side why not brackman to the pen admit hes a mistake

      • http://deleted Total Dominication

        Brackman isn’t getting AAA hitters out.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Joba will be shaving tonight.

    Swish laughing. Jerk.

  • Charles

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

  • Greg

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

  • Crime Dog

    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.

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

      None of those guys are any better than Randy Flores.

      • Crime Dog

        I had actually forgotten about Flores. DFA Carlye or Sanit and bring up Flores. I’d probably rather have Flores against even a righty than Sanit

    • mbonzo

      David Phelps and Eduardo Nunez for Krod and Beltran?

      • FIPster Doofus

        Didn’t Cashman refuse to give up Nunez in the Lee trade? I doubt he’d change his mind for K-Rod and Beltran.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

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

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Jeter too SS, Jones to DH if he leaves?

  • Frankieblueeyes

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

  • James A

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

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Cervelli as the tying run…hmmmmmmm…

  • Cy Pettitte

    Cervelli grand slam off of Aceves please

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Oh god, come on Cervelli.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Noony gritty.

  • mbonzo

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

  • Ivan

    Ugh wrong hitter up in this spot.

    • Ivan

      Prove me wrong.

  • Frankieblueeyes

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

    • mbonzo

      I wonder if this is what has held him back for the last 2 years?

  • Cy Pettitte

    Cervelli is soooooooo clutch.

  • mbonzo

    You got Cerved!

  • Esteban

    Yay for Cervelli tonight.

  • bonestock94

    Hell yea! Anything but the double play here.

  • Crime Dog

    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.

    • Crime Dog

      Trio*

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

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

  • Guns of the Navarone

    Keep it moving!! Let’s go!!

  • first time lawng time

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

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

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

  • Monteroisdinero

    Cervelli may be giving us a Yankeeography performance tonight.

    You can only hope to contain him.

  • Guns of the Navarone

    Aceves is gonna be thirsty after this.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    EWW.

  • Cy Pettitte

    ewwww Aceves challenging Freddy for sweatiest player.

  • James A

    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

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Just don’t dp.

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    Is it raining there or is Aceves really that sweaty?

  • Esteban

    Why didn’t Gardner go?

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

    What the hell Brett?

  • mbonzo

    COMEON GARDNER! WAKE UP AND PLAY SOME BASEBALL!

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    What????????

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Really Brett?

  • Jetrer

    way to fall asleep Gardner

  • Guns of the Navarone

    Gardner is UNBELIEVABLE.

  • BigTimeBartolo

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

  • 5toolplayer

    Good heads up move by Gardner…what a joke

  • Ivan

    Really Gardner?!?!

  • Greg

    I dont know if he would have made it

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

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

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Look at that hat!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    No balls.

  • Kostas

    Gardner. What a fucking waste of speed.

  • David N

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

  • Cy Pettitte

    lol Jeter please retire.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Jesus Christ. Thanks Gardner.

  • Greg

    Melky would have run home

    • Jetrer

      yeah that makes him better

  • first time lawng time

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

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

    Four more years baby.

  • Esteban

    I unfortunately called that (to my dad).

  • bonestock94

    Fucking kill me, whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Jeter is un fucking believable

  • Ivan

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

  • Frankieblueeyes

    Jeter is killing us

  • BigTimeBartolo

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

  • iloveyoubartolo

    Thanks, Gardner.

  • mbonzo

    /facepalm/

  • the tenth inning stretch

    WHY, JETER?!

  • V

    Our $17M Captain GIDP

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

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

    • http://deleted Total Dominication

      *8-7

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Captain Unclutch.

  • Steve P

    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.

    • David N

      It’s not crazy, I’ll give you that.

  • FIPster Doofus

    How motherfucking predictable.

  • Monteroisdinero

    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.

  • Guy Montag

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

  • Jon G

    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

  • Jetrer

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

  • David N

    AAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

  • 5toolplayer

    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

  • Ben

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

  • It’sATarp

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

  • Matt

    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

      come on dude… ummm AJ?

      • Matt

        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

      “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

        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

          Boy do i wish i had a crystal ball

          • Matt

            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

              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

                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

                  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

                    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…

  • Greg

    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.

  • Oh boy

    So, only 10 away from 3,000 double plays

  • Mike Myers

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

    • thaaaaaaayankeeeswin

      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

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    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

  • JobaWockeeZ

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

  • Ivan

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

  • Frankieblueeyes

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

    • Ivan

      You wouldn’t want Zambrano trust me.

    • Cy Pettitte

      throw in Sean Marshall too.

  • Guns of the Navarone

    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.

    • Ivan

      He has the LeBronitis.

    • Esteban

      It’s almost like he has baserunning yips. Like Knoblauch had throwing yips.

  • V

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

    • JobaWockeeZ

      if Marttn had Gardner’s peed you have the next Rickey Henderson.

    • Kostas

      No shit!

  • Guy Montag

    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.

  • Steve O

    Brett Gardner makes Bernie Williams look like Rickey Henderson.

  • Kostas

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

    • Jetrer

      he hasn’t always sucked. Just now.

      • Esteban

        Right. He was great. He’s not anymore. So what should we say?

      • Kostas

        No you would be incorrect. Read this thread, it is a charity case by the Yankees. Jeter not only sucks but has single handedly been responsible for 25 losses this year.

        • Jetrer

          haven’t seen anyone say that

        • Esteban

          You’re telling me Jeter’s not responsible for every loss?

          • Kostas

            There was one or two games where it was clearly ARod’s fault.

          • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

            mind-bottling

  • nathan

    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

    • It’sATarp

      Aceves blows this year (4.52 FIP 5.15 xFIP)

  • Greg

    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

  • Brendan

    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

    • FIPster Doofus

      It’s absolutely the best thing. But, as you said, it won’t happen.

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    I love this team so much

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

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

    • Greg

      I AM NOT A TROLL.

      I have seen Trolls. They post comments to specifically annoy people. I post comments because of my actual feelings.

      • It’sATarp

        your comments on your feelings…kinda annoy people

        • Greg

          Not intentionally. I am an emotional person when it comes to sports. I know you cant win every game. But at least kick the crap out of the Red Sox!

          • V

            Your emotion needs some Xanax.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      We should praise Gardner instead because if he ran he would have hit the catcher and might hurt him like Posey. Good job Gristner.

      better?

  • thaaaaaaayankeeeswin

    granderson slumping

  • first time lawng time

    Gardner’s poor baserunning skills cost another run.

    And Jeter being Jeter didn’t help either

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Let’s got out with 4 or 5 pitches.

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

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

    /Greg’d

    • Greg

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

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

          That was Matt’s comment, not mine.

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

            Oops, my apologies then. I get all the first name only commenters confused.

            • Greg

              That’s all right. I just get emotional about these things. Not the mistakes, the ball club.

      • It’sATarp

        Yea Gardner only got on base twice viva the walk today…but that one misplay is all that matters because he has done nothing…absolutely nothing (Walks don’t count in baseball)

        • Greg

          Dwayne Wade got 38 points last night, but what’s we gonna be remembered for?

          • It’sATarp

            well since we’re still down 3 runs, i think i’ll get more angry if we lose like 8-7…Then imma go on kick Brett’s White ass

      • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

        Brett Gardner doesn’t do anything? In that case we should hire a chunk of frozen cow meat to play left field since it would give the Yankees the same amount of production as Gardner according to your logic.

    • jay h

      lol i was waiting for him to post something like that

    • Jetrer

      actually I think that was Matt. Easy mistake though

    • Matt

      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

        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

          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

          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

            When did you become a baseball scout?

            • Matt

              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

                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

                  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

            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

              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.

  • Kostas

    Grandy struck out… he gets a pass

    • Esteban

      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

        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

          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.

        • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

          “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

          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.

  • 5toolplayer

    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

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

    • Esteban

      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.

  • Crime Dog

    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

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    ARod blows

  • BigTimeBartolo

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

  • David N

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

  • Frankieblueeyes

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

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Maybe Joe just wants Logan to get hurt

  • Monteroisdinero

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

    Joe will defend him.

  • CMP

    How the hell is Acevez throwing 96?

    • Guns of the Navarone

      The Yankees incorrectly evaluated yet another pitcher. The list grows longer…

    • Rockstar4Life

      Milk shakes in Mexico are very very strong.

    • Guy Montag

      Got rid of Acevez, pitching well for Boston. Got rid of Moseley 3.16 ERA, got rid of IPK 3.01 ERA. Kept Phil Hughes out of baseball, kept AJ Burnett 4th starter at best, ruined CMW’s career, ruined Joba Chamberlain as a starter. Pretty good track record.

      • the tenth inning stretch

        Keep in mind Moseley and IPK are in the NL West.

        • It’sATarp

          NL seems to make average pitchers great(IPK) , Bad pitcher serviceable (Mitre/Moseley) and great pitchers Gods(halladay)

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

        Dustin Moseley is terrible.

      • Crime Dog

        Youre argument started with Aceves and his 5 FIP and Dustin Moseley

      • The Big City of Dreams

        Going a little overboard. The Joba and Ace comments have some merit but “kept Hughes out of baseball” what

  • Reggie C.

    Insurmountable lead? NO.

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

  • thaaaaaaayankeeeswin

    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

  • David N

    Did Boone Logan just K a lefty?

  • Frankieblueeyes

    Logan pitching for his life or DFA ed tomorrow by Cash

  • Guy Montag

    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

      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

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

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

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

  • thaaaaaaayankeeeswin

    nice, lets walk the 67 year old man

  • Frankieblueeyes

    How do you walk tek twice

  • David N

    And the walk to Varitek…le sigh.

  • Guns of the Navarone

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

  • Cy Pettitte

    Norton -> Whelan -> DRob -> Mo

    problem zolved.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Pedroia the great power hitter swinging 3-0.

    No respect.

    Girardi should be ashamed.

  • thaaaaaaayankeeeswin

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

  • Pat D

    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

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

  • It’sATarp

    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

  • Greg Golson’s Laser Rocket Arm

    New thread for good luck?

    • Rainbow Connection

      Why? The games don’t mean anything until September. Meh.
      -RAB

      • Esteban

        Not what anybody actually says, but you can believe that if you want.

      • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

        Nobody here says that.

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

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

  • David N

    Umpires have dinner reservations, I guess.

  • Greg

    Closer on the overhead

  • thaaaaaaayankeeeswin

    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

    • Rainbow Connection

      That’s what happens when a team sells out to corporations and screws real fans.

      • thaaaaaaayankeeeswin

        agreed….sucks

    • JobaWockeeZ

      How could you possibly get excited with this team right now?

  • Frankieblueeyes

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

  • Greg

    It looks Cashman blew on Ace as well.

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

    Holy crap, what an awful call.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    We clear the two pitchers. Thank Mo.

  • Monteroisdinero

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

  • bonestock94

    Umps must be overheating

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Where the fuck was this before.

  • Esteban

    Miracle upon Miracles. Gardner stole a base.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      And he went immediately? Who the fuck is this guy?

  • Greg

    So now he decides to use his speed

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

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

    • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

      There it is. Thanks

  • Rainbow Connection

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

  • Monteroisdinero

    Nunez gets good cuts. I like him.

  • Greg

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

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Jeters DP took the fire out of the Yankees

    • tom

      or Aceves got into a groove

  • nathan

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

  • JobaWockeeZ

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

    • first time lawng time

      And Cervelli.

      But if he gets on it’ll cancel out with the GIDP.

  • first time lawng time

    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.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      ?

    • tom

      Maybe you ought to think about taking a week off to cool down

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Pretty much.

  • Brendan

    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

      Male first name rule.

    • Jetrer

      yeah, who wants the best offense in baseball anyways?

      • Esteban

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

      • Rainbow Connection

        It’s hard not to for $200 million.

      • Brendan

        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

          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

            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

              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

          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

            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

          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

            .238 is resurgent?

            • Jetrer

              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

                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

                  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.

  • Greg

    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.

  • the tenth inning stretch

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

    • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

      BLACK. SANTA. CLAUS.

      • the tenth inning stretch

        I could see him coming down the chimney and eating people like in the Supernatural episode.

  • thaaaaaaayankeeeswin

    thats what happens when you dont capitalize on your chances…

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Fuck this team.

  • dkidd

    god, i hate these series

  • Guy Montag

    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.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Pendlebum

    nice knowin ya

    • David N

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

      This one was over once Gardner failed to score.

  • thaaaaaaayankeeeswin

    lmfao

  • dkidd

    and off goes the tv…

  • V

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

    The game ended with Jeter’s double play.

  • rek4gehrig

    Good night one and all

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Thanks for giving up Girardi.

  • Kostas

    Well at least the embarrassment for tonight it over.

  • Larry Rothchild’s Yarmulke

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

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    Another Red Sox series, another lost series.

  • Reggie C.

    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.

  • V

    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.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    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

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

      • BigTimeBartolo

        yeah, except the Sox were a worse team in 2009

        • tom

          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

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

            • tom

              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

      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.

  • wow

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

    • the tenth inning stretch

      Such a great show.

    • BigTimeBartolo

      one of my favorite shows ever. It’s practically a crime that they cancelled it after season 3, right when they were peaking

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Beltran please come over.

  • Kostas

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

  • thaaaaaaayankeeeswin

    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

  • first time lawng time

    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

      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.

  • It’sATarp

    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.

    • Larry Rothchild’s Yarmulke

      Sure we can….wait where is it?

  • Yankee Bigot

    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!

    • mbonzo

      2 terrible starts on back to back days = yankees have their heads up their ass.

      • Yankee Bigot

        yes…it’s a team effort

  • Cuso

    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.

  • Matt

    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

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

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  • David N

    This inning has killed my mood.

  • V

    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.

    • jay h

      take it easy

  • Monteroisdinero

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

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    RALLY TIME!!!

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      never mind

  • JobaWockeeZ

    This team loves low leverage situations.

  • David N

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

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

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

    • Jetrer

      he must not have any bat control

      • It’sATarp

        Tex will never be a high avg hitter! *ignores career numbers*

    • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

      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

  • Bob Stone

    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.

  • JobaWockeeZ

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

    • mbonzo

      He thought the ball hit Jeter.

      • tom

        In which case he should have walked home. No excuse for just standing there.

  • Frankieblueeyes

    Pendelton = Dfa

    • Jetrer

      9.1 scoreless innings before today
      1 bad outing after not pitching for a week = DFA??

      • The Big City of Dreams

        In Yankeeland yes

  • first time lawng time

    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 =)

  • Karl Krawfid

    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

      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

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

  • klemy

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

    • The Big City of Dreams

      What’s with him and that phrase. He doesn’t need to say that

  • Yankee Bigot

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

    • Mister Delaware

      Its humid and I’m unhappy. I assume that goes for everyone up here.

  • Pat D

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

    • Gonzo

      I bet he hits a 6-run homerun when the Yanks are up by 5 runs.

  • JobaWockeeZ

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

  • first time lawng time

    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.

    • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

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

      • first time lawng time

        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

        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.