Game 62: Back for more

The switch-hitter's split
Bartolo Colon leaves game with strained left hamstring
Fake Obama digs it.

The Yankees needed last night’s game to remind everyone that they’re still one of the best teams in baseball, capable of laying beatdowns on any team at any time, regardless of how awful they looked a few days ago. The bullpen needs work, the offense is still inconsistent, the starting pitching can still be hit or miss, but you know what? Show me a team without similar problems and I’ll show you my two bridges for sale. Here’s the lineup that will hopefully continue the onslaught against Indians’ pitching…

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

Bartolo Colon, SP

The weather isn’t great, but it looks like there will be enough of a window to get this game in (eventually). First pitch is scheduled for 1:05pm ET and can be seen on YES. Enjoy.

Injury News: Eric Chavez has started some light hitting drills, but he has not started to run yet. That’s kinda important … There’s a chance Rafael Soriano will begin throwing this week, but nothing is set in stone. Obviously, they need him.

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The switch-hitter's split
Bartolo Colon leaves game with strained left hamstring
  • jerrynyg

    Would be nice to get through a game without any HBP. Think it is possible?

  • Esteban

    We’ll find out today if Bartolo is a tank or a soldier.

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

      Neither. He’s Megatron.

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

    Bartolo-mania is going to pitch a perfect game. I’m calling it right now.

    • first time lawng time

      And to celebrate he’s going to an all-you-can-eat buffet and clearing the place.

      • Esteban

        Let’s be real, Bartolo’s gonna do this no matter how the game goes.

    • Esteban

      Let’s try this every game. Someone will be right. Eventually.

    • the tenth inning stretch

      A 27-K perfect game.

  • first time lawng time

    I’m still pissed that the Yankees didn’t plunk more Red Sox players. 5 HBP vs their 1.

    At least CC is good about taking care of business,

    • whozat

      yeah, because the red sox needed MORE opportunities to score runs.

      • first time lawng time

        Well, plenty of Yankees got hit and it didn’t affect Boston’s pitchers.

        • Zack D

          Because they had good pitchers?

  • Brad

    Nice pic…that was funny when everybody wanted a picture with that guy!

    • first time lawng time

      Haha I know…such creepers. Lol

  • first time lawng time

    Stupid question, but if someone gets a hit and gets out trying to stretch it into a double, does it still count toward his OBP?

    • NJ_Andy

      Yes. And slugging and everything. It’s a single in the box score.

  • Crime Dog

    Wouldn’t it be funny if Soriano strolls back in around July and actually pitches well? And by funny I mean awesome

  • first time lawng time

    If Colon were an animal, I think he’d be an armadillo.

    Hughes, a shark.

    Teixeira, a horse.

    Cano, a frog

    girardi, a monkey

    Agree/disagree?

    Not sure about the other players

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

      A-Rod is a centaur

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist_7 Carlosologist

      I picture Cano as a cobra. A lazy, Dominican cobra of course.

    • steven

      and joba would be a norwhal

    • Ryan

      i really hate you

      I hope that you’re not a real person and that you are someone who comes here and is intentionally annoying and dumb

      • Esteban

        She’s a HS girl, so that explains a lot.

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

        FTLT really hates you

    • Esteban

      How do you come up with this stuff?

    • jerrynyg

      I picture A-Rod as a sort of a half man, half horse. What do you call that?

    • Louis

      Burnetts an ostrich
      swishers a bear thing

  • first time lawng time

    Hughes to the pen, get SP to replace Garcia.

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

      Hughes to the SP we don’t need another Joba

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist_7 Carlosologist

      Nope. Hughes will eventually end up replacing either Nova or Garcia in the rotation. I do agree that we need to acquire a SP at the deadline.

  • Cy Pettitte

    no roster moves? ugh

  • Crime Dog

    So why the wait to put Martin on the DL?

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist_7 Carlosologist

      Martin said he would play tomorrow.

      • Esteban

        That’s what they all say.

  • Mike HC

    That was a great little segment on the Yanks getting hit with the Tex and Girardi interviews

    • jerrynyg

      I don’t know about you, but I almost forgot about all the hit batters until I saw that. Now I’m calling for blood, so when Cabrera gets plunked he can blame the media, I guess.

      • Mike HC

        Yea, putting it together like that puts it in perspective real well. And that perspective is that the Yanks are getting literally, physically abused right now. Blame the media for pointing out the truth. If YES does not defend the Yanks, nobody will.

        • jerrynyg

          I know that taking the high road, winning games and avoiding beanball wars is the better thing to do. But, when you have teams showing absolutely no fear to throw inside to the Yankees something has to change.

          I’m hoping if the Yankees settle the score in this series, afterward we can get through a nice stretch with no more HBP crap.

  • Greg Corcoran

    Hey Mike,

    I dropped an article in your River ave blues e-mail that I wrote about the Verducci effect. I’d like you to read it. I’m a medical student at Jefferson Medical College so I might have a different perspective on the issue than most.

    Thanks

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

      Will do.

      • Greg Corcoran

        Thanks Mike!

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

      I’m a medical student at Jefferson Medical College so I might have a different perspective on the issue than most.

      Can you get Joe some medical marijuana?

      /obligatory’d

      • Mike HC

        If Joe lives in nyc, he most definitely does not need a doctor to get “medical” marijuana.

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

          More sources >>>>>>>>>>>>>> fewer sources

          • Mike HC

            hahah … no arguments there

  • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime dela g

    that was sick

  • Cy Pettitte

    that 2 seamer is filthy, teach that to everyone on the pitching staff please (especially Hughes)

    • Mister Delaware

      Holy hell is it. He’ll get in trouble if he starts it too close to the corner but if he’s spotting like this all game, its going to be a good one.

    • the tenth inning stretch

      Just imagine if Mo had that. He could break his cutters to the left and his 2-seam back to the right. It would be even more unfair than he already is.

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

    Bartolo looks dirty so far.

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

      Dirty Colon ftw.

  • Cy Pettitte

    wow this is just insane pitching, he’s on another level when he’s throwing like this.

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

      Seriously, this might be the best Bartolo Colon I’ve ever seen. He wasn’t even this filthy in Anaheim, Cleveland, or Montreal.

      Sick.

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

    There goes the perfect game. Le sigh

  • Esteban

    xStar-7, sorry for your loss. (on the perfect game prediction).

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

      There’s always tomorrow

      • Ben from Stanford

        If Colon pitches a perfect game tomorrow, you deserve insane props for that prediction.

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

          If anybody could do it, it’s Bartolo.

  • Mister Delaware

    This is whiffle-ball-esque.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Indians remembering the Colon they used to have.

    • Esteban

      Since been cleansed.

    • jerrynyg

      If A-Rod is hurt I may as well just fold my fantasy team (they aren’t that good anyway).

  • Pat D

    I’m guessing Talbot’s FIP and xFIP are worse than his ERA, just by looking at those stats.

  • Cy Pettitte

    anyone still think Jeter gets 3000 at home?

    • Pat D

      Obviously the chances decrease with each out. Still possible, but I’ll put the chance at 35% right now.

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

      I’m already on record predicting #3000 comes in the second game of the Cubs series at Wrigley.

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

      Yes. I can’t explain it, but the baseball gods will make sure it happens.

      • Mike Myers

        could he get 9 in 6 games…yea, no problem. Tomorrow could be rained out though.

      • the tenth inning stretch

        Those baseball gods have a funny sense of humor though. Like, Jose Molina getting the last HR at YS2.

        • Mike Myers

          Would have been funnier if it was Pena

        • Mike HC

          Hannah already sacrificed Joba to the baseball gods to get Jeter 3,000 at the stadium.

      • Pat D

        I’d have a response for this, but I remember the “discussion” from Thursday, so I’ll move along.

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

      Yes. It’s going to happen in the Colorado series.

      /Ken Singleton’d

    • MikeD

      Sure, I think it can happen, but he’s going to have to have at least one three-hit game on this homestand, and then keep mixing in his one-for-four, two-for-five specialties. Each game that clicks by it gets more difficult, but with six games left (including today), it’s still certainly reachable.

      That said, I have him getting it in Chicago.

  • Esteban

    ARod’s HR yesterday looked so effortless. Amazing that the hardest hit balls usually seem like they require the least effort (non-Sheffield division).

    • Guns of the Navarone

      Yeah he almost looked a little out in front of it. It wasn’t like some hard, line drive swing.

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

    Michael Kay: I have two questions. First, since the lights are on, is this considered a day game or a night game?

    And secondly, is it true that if you don’t “use it”, you “lose it”?

    • Pat D

      Is that a serious question?

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

        No, it wasn’t.

        (grins uncomfortably, leans back in chair)

  • Mike Myers

    Do you think Colons sweat is similar to melted butter?

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

    O’Neill’s RIPPING Kay. Hilarious.

    • the tenth inning stretch

      Coney, Kenny, and O’Neill would be the best booth EVER.

    • MikeD

      O’Neill ripping Kay is one of the reasons I love him in the booth.

  • StanfordBen

    If Jeter gets 20 more at bats during the last 6 games of the home stand, assuming his normal average is .275, he has a 7% chance of getting at least 9 hits. So that’s my guess, that there’s only a 7% chance of him doing it at home.

    • Pat D

      Well that makes my 35% chance prediction look quite foolishly optimistic.

      Thanks, panda jerk! You’re making me look stupid!

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

        Brian: I was in love once.
        Ron: Really? What was her name?
        Brian: I don’t know.
        Ron: That’s not a good start, Brian, but keep going.

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

    No jumpthrow on the Jeter bobblehead?

    Lame.

    • the tenth inning stretch

      I think it should be him diving for a ground ball that’s going past him.

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

        Be nice.

        • the tenth inning stretch

          Kinda/sorta just kidding. The coolest would be to have his bobblehead doing “The Flip” from the playoff series against Oakland.

  • Brian

    Is there a way to have new comments appear automatically in these threads or do you have to refresh every minute or so?

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

      You have to refresh. It refreshes automatically if you post a new comment.

      • Brian

        Thanks

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

          no problem

    • Jose the Satirist

      Someone from RAB should look into an AJAX implementation. Something like this: http://wordpress.org/extend/pl.....-comments/

      It loads comments without refreshing. Pretty awesome stuff.

  • Esteban

    Impressive plate discipline that AB by Ribbinson.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Robinson Cano, walk machine.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Ichiro is down to .252? damn.

    • Pat D

      Ichiro is down to .252? Sweet!

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

    They benched Ichiro yesterday? That’s harsh.

    • the tenth inning stretch

      Crap, there goes the main source of steals on my fantasy team.

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

      He should start hitting homeruns. That’ll show ‘em.

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

        I voted to see him and Derek Jeter in the Home Run Derby the other day. Just for the shits and giggles.

    • Brian

      How bad is your hitting when the Mariners bench you?

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

        Yeah, seriously.

  • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime dela g

    there is nothing more adorable that kids with their parents at baseball games. Reminds me of when my dad used to do the same

    • Esteban

      I dunno, Corgi puppies are probably more adorable.

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

        I find Salma Hayek’s boobs quite adorable.

        • Pat D

          I think that’s the definition of “Serenity Now.”

  • MikeD

    Uhh, yeah, Michael, that makes perfect sense. Let’s penalize AL pitchers from ever winning a Cy Young Award because they face the DH and overall line-ups with more depth.

  • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime dela g

    that 2 seamer is death

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

    There’s the Tex we know and love.

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

    Yay Brett.

  • Cy Pettitte

    nice bunt, some one’s been practicing

  • bonestock94

    Big strike zone

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

    Nice bunt.

  • Esteban

    A good bunt for a basehit by Gardner? Did I just hallucinate?

  • bill

    Brett sure seems to be making an effort to use his speed more lately.

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

    There’s the pitchout; go on the next pitch.

  • Guns of the Navarone

    Indians acting like Gardner can actually steal a base.

  • David N

    Did I just see a useful bunt?

    • David N

      Never mind, canceled out by baserunning fail.

  • Cy Pettitte

    two pitch outs in a row? madness.

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

    Safe.

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

      Nah they had him. Pulled the hand back, forgot to touch the base with the other hand.

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

        Yeah, on the chest.

        Withdrawn.

  • Brian

    Can you guys think of any Yankee in recent memory more underrated by our fanbase than Gardner? The guy was worth 6.2 WAR last season and I still have to deal with: “Gardner sucks because, uh, batting average” all the time.

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

      Can you guys think of any Yankee in recent memory more underrated by our fanbase than Gardner?

      Mike Mussina?

      • Pat D

        Dave Winfield.

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

          Hensley Meulens.

      • Brian

        Mussina, he of the 85.6 WAR. Hall of famer without question. I remember a lot of smack being talked about him in 2007, but I don’t think half the fanbase hated him like they do Gardner.

        • Pat D

          And I guarantee you Curt Schilling gets into the HOF before Mussina.

          He has a one-year head start, of course.

          • Brian

            Bloody Sock>>>15 years of consistency

            • Brian

              I take this back. In his peak, Schilling was ridiculous.

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

                In his peak, so was Moose.

                • Brian

                  Oh absolutely. Both are deserving.

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

                His peak was absurd, like 2009 Zack Greinke absurd. And he was still only Arizona’s second best pitcher.

                • Brian

                  Too bad the BBWAA will be like “300 wins? Nope!”

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

                  And he was still only Arizona’s second best pitcher.

                  Making him, like Bert Blyleven, permanently ineligible for “dominance” and, thus, my Hall of Fame vote.

                  Sincerely,
                  Jon Heyman

        • FIPster Doofus

          A lot of fans undervalue defense, at which Gardner excels. So, his value is lost on a good amount of people.

  • Pat D

    Had him on the chest before he hit the base.

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

    Boo Brett.

  • Will (the other one)

    Fudging spit.

    • Esteban

      Stop cursing so much!

  • bonestock94

    Ugh, good pitch out. Now he won’t steal again till July

  • Cy Pettitte

    giving CC info for when he pinch runs and steals a base in the 9th

  • MikeD

    I already so hate Be Ready lotto commercials and the annoying song. Yet I know it will be with us every five minutes for the next year.

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

    Dancing With The Stars behind home plate. Lol

    • baravelli

      You gotta admit, Frankie looked pretty damn adorable when he was bemusedly smiling at the umpire after that play.

  • MikeD

    Oh, yeah, I’m ready, get set, get go to come down with a rifle and shoot the person who created that commercial.

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

    Oh, hey guys. Wanna start hitting Mitch Talbot at some point today?

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

      See? I asked nicely and they delivered. Heart you, Alex.

    • FIPster Doofus

      OK.

      Regards,

      A-Rod

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

      You’re welcome.

      Sincerely,
      Alex

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

    I choose F: Jose Iglesias

    • Esteban

      Jose Iglesias doesn’t have an age, he’s immortal. He’s always been and will always be. Therefore, he ineligible for this Toyota Text Poll.

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

        No, I meant for EVERY Toyota Text Poll. The correct answer is always “F: Jose Iglesias”.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Yunel Escobar should’ve been included in the “Short stops under 30″ thing. Underrated.

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

      Totally.

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

        Toronto: It’s the new Cleveland.

  • Esteban

    WOOOOOOOO

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

    CENTWAR CENTAUR

  • Cy Pettitte

    that thing was a laser

    Colon’s reaction was pretty funny

  • Guns of the Navarone

    I prefer a walk, stolen base, sacrifice bunt, and RBI groundout. But I’ll take it… I guess.

    • Esteban

      Personally, Evil HRs ruin everything for me.

  • Brian

    A-Rod only hits home runs when the other team is scoreless.

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

    ARod put that one on the left side.

  • Will (the other one)

    I have no idea where Cord Phelps came from, but I’m pretty sure he’s a character made up by the video game.

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

      “Rob Nakfoor”

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

    Adrian Gonzalez always looks surprised.

  • FIPster Doofus

    For someone with such great peripherals, Brandon Morrow kind of sucks.

    (Frustrated fantasy owner venting.)

  • Guns of the Navarone

    God I pray something, anything, happens to Boston to derail them to what seems like an easy path to the World Series. I mean, the Yankees are the next best team in the AL in my estimation (maybe the Rangers?) and they kick the shit out of the Yanks.

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

      Something comes along every year to derail the Sox.

      It’s called “August”.

      • Guns of the Navarone

        I hope it’s called “The Yankees in August.”

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

      They’re just hot, it’s a correction for their early season slump. A team is never as good as it looks when its playing its best, and never as bad as it looks when its playing its worst.

      • Guns of the Navarone

        I understand they’re on a hot streak. But they’ve dealt with some injuries during their climb up the standings as well, along with below average performance from Pedroia, Youkilis, Lackey, Crawford, and Jed Lowrie has come down to earth.

        I’m just thinking out loud in general… I don’t want to see the Sox win the whole thing. It’s usually followed by a precipitous decline in my overall demeanor.

    • Jay h

      Can’t troll about the game so you’re trolling about the red sox?

    • Brian

      Hopefully they draw Texas in the first round and Hamilton and Cruz get on a hot streak. And then we pay Texas back for last year in the CS after sweeping the 85 win AL Central winning Indians.

  • Esteban

    Ribbinson’s defense has improved over the last several days. Or he’s just making some spectacular plays.

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

      Correlation doesn’t imply causation, but Robinson’s worst defensive patch came shortly after getting hit in the helmet with a pitch. Something to consider.

  • Brian

    I’m always sad when a 3-0 count turns into an out

  • Pat D

    Great, the Friday Cubs game will be staring while I plan to be in a movie theater, and then I’ll have to endure Fox and ESPN the next two days.

    What a great way to begin my unpaid 4-week vacation.*

    *still waiting approval

  • Cy Pettitte

    booooooooo ground rule double.

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

    Ack, bad break. That’s an easy triple.

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

    Robbed by luck.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Damn.

  • Brian

    That would have been a triple :(

    • Brian

      Woah, what’s with the actual face?

  • Esteban

    Oh what the hell.

  • Cy Pettitte

    what the fuck is Brett doing?

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

    Bitch.

  • Mike HC

    Doesn’t it seem a little wrong to catch Jorge even as an emergency? Knowing about the head injuries.

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

      Well, it is an “emergency”. Kind of implies it’s not a desirable solution.

      • Mike HC

        That’s why I said it is only “a little” wrong.

  • Pat D

    Yikes, Brett.

    Apparently you can predict Brett Gardner.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    OMFG

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

    It’s not Brett’s year.

    • Will (the other one)

      It might not be Brett’s career.

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

        Nah, he’s been good most of his time in the bigs.

        • Will (the other one)

          Yeah, I know. Just thought I’d allow myself a moment of Brett Pity.

  • tom

    Is everybody happy now that Garndner’s running more?

  • MikeD

    I liked Gardner better when he was less aggressive and didn’t think about when he was supposed to run. Ever since the fans and the media started questioning his style, his success percentage has dived.

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

      They started questioning him because his success rate dived.

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

        I thought they started questioning him because he wasn’t attempting steals enough? I think that was the initial beef, not the success rate.

        IIRC.

      • MikeD

        Just circled back to this. I remember (and my memory can certainly be at fault) that he was being questioned for not running enough, or waiting too long into being on base. People wanted him to use his speed and be more agressive. His SB percentage started going down after that, especially this year. Could just be a coincidence, but I’d rather have the guy who was stealing 86% of the time.

  • Brian

    Oh Gardner…

  • FIPster Doofus

    Why the hell can’t he run the bases anymore?

  • Mike HC

    I really do think Gardner has just run into an extremely unlucky stretch of getting caught. Moreso than having to do with a lack of ability.

    • MikeD

      It’s also possible he’s doing something to tip when he’s going to run. Leg motion, type of lead, etc. If so, they’ll eventually figure it out.

      Or they just got lucky on calling for pitch outs today.

      • Mike HC

        True, but as you said, I would expect the Yanks to be able to figure that out and fix it if most the league knows about it.

  • Ben

    Who has better base running instincts? Gardner or Bernie Williams? Ugh.

    • MikeD

      Base running or stealing? They’re two different items.

  • Cy Pettitte

    The Yankees should ask Andy to come back for a week and throw simulated innings and have Brett practice off of him. If you can steal off Andy you can steal off anyone.

  • Patrick

    I see that million dollar legs–10 cent head is up to his usual tricks.

  • FIPster Doofus

    “Asdrubal Cabrera is the only Asdrubal in the history of baseball.”

    Nobody cared last night, Michael, and they still don’t care today.

    • Patrick

      Is Ubaldo Jiminez the only Ubaldo in MLB history?

      Shocked he can’t find his nameplate in stores.

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

    I always loved that old Expos logo.

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

    Filthy.

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

      I make it a point not to click on links that end on “colon.jpg”.

      • FIPster Doofus

        hahaha

        No worries this time – it’s just Bartolo as an Expo.

    • Mike HC

      It really does not look like he has aged all that much.

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

    Okay, score like three more runs so Bartolo can thrown another complete game.

  • Will (the other one)

    Can you really be awarded a pickoff and a caught stealing on the same play? Never knew that.

  • Cy Pettitte

    booo Choo

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Damnit Choo.

  • Patrick

    Looks like Jeter won’t get his 3000 at home.
    Will do it in Wrigley.

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

    Damn you, Choo.

    Why couldn’t David Dellucci still be out there in RF?

  • Esteban

    Ooooh, Singleton calling out Jeter. says Jeter’s weakness “is not hitting”

    • http://deleted Total Dominication

      They were talking about Choo.

      • Esteban

        Oh. My bad then.

  • Cy Pettitte

    that would be so epic if Kay came up to you in the middle of the game with a signed O’Neill ball

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

    CATCH THAT MUTHAFUCKA, CHOO.

  • Esteban

    I want Phil Coke back!

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

      Granderson’s so much better since he gave up switch hitting.

      • Esteban

        His success makes you wonder why more switch hitters who’ve struggled from one side don’t just concetrate on their better side.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Holy fucking shit!!!

  • JimAbbottFan

    Another hit to Harlem for Granderson.

  • Cy Pettitte

    holy shit Granderson is absolutely destroying the ball

  • Mike HC

    MVP

  • Patrick

    Grandy is our MVP.

    Guy is awesome.

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

    Suck it Bautista!

  • FIPster Doofus

    Scary good.

  • Esteban

    Michael Kay: “Cell phones are so great.”

    Thrilling commentary by Kay.

  • Cy Pettitte

    fuck you Talbot

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

    Kill them all.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    You’re fucking kidding me.

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

    Slappy better be fine hes on my fantasy team!

    • http://twitter.com/karcotte karcotte

      I really hate you.

  • Mike HC

    ARod is milking it LeBron style

    • Mike HC

      Damn, maybe not.

      • Mike HC

        He may be back.

        Is that the bad hip though? Or is it the other one?

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

    Dan Iasonia with the preemptive hook.

    I actually feel bad for Talbot, that looked like a genuine mistake.

    • FIPster Doofus

      Yeah. I’d say the ump had an itchy trigger finger there.

    • David N

      Yeah, you don’t normally try and bean someone on the knee. But at some point, enough is enough.

      • The Fallen Phoenix

        I mean it’s Carmona’s fault, really. If I’m in the Indians I probably discipline him behind closed doors, because it really does the team a disservice, as demonstrated tonight with Talbot’s (deserved or not) ejection.

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

        Yeah, I can’t be all that mad at that ejection, all things considered. I get Iasonia’s reasoning.

    • tom

      I’m not 100% sure. He seemed to look down at the mound only after ARod was on the ground — time enough for him to have thought “It’s better for me if I make this look accidental”.

      For sure, though, it wasn’t a slam-dunk ejection; I was surprised the umpire reacted so instantaneously.

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    Hope A-Rod’s okay.

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

      That.

      This is getting ridiculous, too. What’s the record for most HBP in a 5 game stretch? We might have it.

  • Brian

    Really Cleveland? Really? Colon throws 95…

    • Brian

      Well, didn’t really look like on purpose when I look at it again

  • Esteban

    Fuck you Talbot.

  • Guns of the Navarone

    Did you see a slip? I didn’t see a slip.

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

      I didn’t see a slip either, but Talbot was curiously looking down at his foot plant location after the pitch was thrown.

  • Yankee Bigot

    Indians are a bunch of sad Bush league pussies.

    • First Time Lawng Time

      Now, when someone says “Bush league” do they mean like George Bush? If so, which one? W? or HW?

      • Esteban

        No.

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

        They mean John Barnard Bush OBE CStJ JP, Lord Lieutenant of the County of Wiltshire.

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J.....utenant%29

      • JobaWockeeZ

        I’m pretty sure it’s form anchorman like 70 percent of the other memes on here. You should watch it.

  • jerrynyg

    I can’t believe this absolute bullshit. How many more Yankees are going to get hit this week?

  • Matty Ice

    It’s not just batters either….it’s not like Nunez is getting hit. These are our 3-4 hitters here.

  • Jay h

    And now we can’t retaliate for yesterday cause Bart will get tossed

  • Patrick

    I’m still pissed the Yankees let Boston get away with the beanballs.

    They should have brawled when Beckett plunked Jeter.

    You have to let the other team knowt you won’t take their shit.

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

      Plenty of season left.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Just great. I’m watching my 3- and 5-year-old nieces. As soon as I turn the game off so they can watch Tangled, all the craziness happens.

  • Frank

    I think Talbot did slip- look at the replay-he looks down at his landing spot after he completes his follow through.

    • Ryan

      It’s called acting…

    • Guns of the Navarone

      Yeah he looked down at his landing spot after the ball had already ricocheted off A-Rod’s leg.

  • Brian

    The best revenge is winning. That being said this is starting to get really really old.

    • MikeD

      The best revenge is winning with one of their guys being dusted.

      It’s kind of like having vanilla ice cream with chocolate syrup, nuts, whip cream and a cherry on top.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Don’t worry those 11 runs yesterday told Cleveland pitchers that they should be scared of even TRYING to go inside. Yup. Good retaliation.
    I’m not watching but please tell me someone on the Indians got hit.

  • MikeD

    Does Kay really believe the shit he says?

  • Cy Pettitte

    what the fuck was that?

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

    ARod’s like, “Shit, I have to run already?”

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    lol

  • Brandon

    Ok, this is rediculous. I have freakin had it! This is now what 7 guys in the past 5 games and A-Rod is now hurt. Im freakin pissed right now! This warning thing is rediculous at this point. It takes away from our pitchers getting their teammates back and I am pissed about it. I dont care if that wasnt intentional, I think it was, no way in hell he slipped. They deserve to get what they have coming to them. Now this could be the rest of the series to? Really? Ive seriously had it. This is getting to be rediculous on the entire homestand. From the first game of the homestand this has been going on and the only guy we hit was in the final game of the Red Sox series. Not only does it piss me off that we dont retaliate when we should, this series the umpires are not letting us retaliate even if we wanted to due to the warnings.

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

      Rediculous.

      • Patrick

        The onlt thing ridiculous is that Yankee hitters will continue to get hit UNTIL Yankee pichers step up and start doing the same thing.

    • Brian

      Yeah! Let’s retaliate and get in a brawl! Maybe some of our best players will get suspended! We may lose a bunch of games in a row but at least people will learn not to fuck with us!

    • Patrick

      Yep.

      Simple solution is for the Yankee pitchers to stop being pussies.

      It is their fault so many Yankees are getting hit.

      CC is the only one that will retaliate.

    • aRX

      That’s one thing I don’t get: are the umps not allowed to just warn the pitcher? Or only one team? If a team keeps pulling this BS, not allowing any retaliation isn’t fair…

  • MikeD

    I mean, why it can’t it be a strategy to force the Yankees to retaliate, so Colon gets thrown out and we have to go to our weak pen?

    • Brian

      Testosterone fueled knee-jerk reactions>>>winning

  • MikeD

    That autograph is nonsense. I thought it was for a kid. Twenty-four-year olds should not be rewarded for stunts like that!

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

      Oh, shit.

      • MikeD

        Don’t be rediculous.

  • first time lawng time

    Just got in.

    http://riveraveblues.com/2011/.....nt-2210777

    haha I don’t even know you, but okay.

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

      I hope that you’re not a real person and that you are someone who comes here and is intentionally annoying and dumb”

      I still don’t even know what that means.

      • Esteban

        Think he’s accusing her of being a troll and being annoying intentionally.

      • first time lawng time

        Lol my original comment was meant to be something lighthearted and funny…I didn’t think I’d offend someone. Lol

        and he contradicts himself. “I hope you’re not a real person…I hope you’re someone….”. Okaaay.

  • Cy Pettitte

    fuck fuck fuck noooooo

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    shit

  • Esteban

    And the other shoe drops. FUCK FUCK FUCK

  • MikeD

    That doesn’t look good at all.

  • JimAbbottFan

    Well, that was fun while it lasted.

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    …you have to be kidding me.

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

    Fuck.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Home stand is getting better and better.

  • David N

    Oh crap.

  • Jetrer

    well that just fucking sucks royal ass

  • Rey22

    Oh. FUCK. ME. Come on….

  • MikeD

    I’m wondering if it’s a groin injury.

    See you in month to six weeks, if so.

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

    Groin? Hamstring?

    • MikeD

      We need STEM CELLS!

    • David N

      Please be a twisted ankle or something like that.

      • the tenth inning stretch

        Hopefully he just needs oxygen… *crosses fingers*

  • Brandon

    Oh fuck me! Phil Hughes’ recovery looks like it has become all the more important.

  • billy’s bartender

    been real bartolo

  • BigTimeBartolo

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Bartolo :(

  • pat

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • I

    Quick! Stem cells to the groin/hamstring!

  • bonestock94

    Ugh, maybe hammy

  • Frank

    With Colon out, this team is screwed.

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

      Let’s see how long he’s actually out before slitting our wrists.

      • Will (the other one)

        Oh, crap. Too late…

      • Esteban

        Too late. See you on the other side.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Gameday says injury delay. WHAT HAPPENED?!

    • Esteban

      Bart strained or pulled something in his leg running to first base.

  • David N

    Somebody put CC in Dick Cheney’s man-sized safe until his next start.

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

      Line the clubhouse and bullpen in bubblewrap.

      • David N

        Line CC himself in bubblewrap, too.

        • Jetrer

          Captain Crunch already took care of that

  • Kevin Whelan

    Noesi? Adam Warren? DJ Mitchell? They do have some options, but this is a huge blow if he hits the DL, which it sure looks like he will

    • V

      I think Noesi has earned the opportunity.

  • Yankee Bigot

    Who’s his replacement……if needed???

    • MikeD

      If he’s down for a few starts, Noesi should be first in line.

    • Esteban

      Whoever they get for Montero.

  • Kostas

    Looks like all those deals with the devil have come due and the devil wants his capital. Unbelievable.

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

    Nice cannon, Nick.

    • the tenth inning stretch

      Swisher gets Colon’s rotation spot!

  • first time lawng time

    Whatevs. Robertson likes to make things interesting.,,it makes it more impressive when he gets out of the inning.

  • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime dela g

    damn, sucked that colon got injured there

  • Cy Pettitte

    David is breaking off some nasty curves

  • Yankee Bigot

    Wow. Boston’s offense is killing it in Toronto. God I hate the Red Sox…..

    • Cy Pettitte

      Varitek homered lol

  • JimAbbottFan

    D-Rob just wanted the comfort of a baserunner before finishing the inning.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Colon should get a rascal scooter next to the pitching mound, when he needs to cover just get on a ride over.

    • Jetrer

      I laughed

    • Esteban

      Laughing. And Crying.

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

      Might have to tell Colon to just let those balls go for hits. Concede the base.

  • first time lawng time

    Hopefully it’s nothing too serious. I mean, it didn’t even look like he got injured.

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

    This whole time, I had thought Bartolo was a tank. Turns out he’s just a soldier.

    • jerrynyg

      Less Megatron, more Bumblebee :(

    • Phife Dawg

      A very fat soldier.

      • MikeD

        A fat tank would never pull up lame.

    • JimAbbottFan

      It’s also kinda chilly today.

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

        The proximate cause.

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

        It’s too cold.

  • Cy Pettitte

    hip hip!

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

    Redemption, baby! Swish and Sado.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Choo pulled a Swisher

  • Jetrer

    suprised Posada didn’t try to score on that too

    • Jetrer

      and he proves my point … worst baserunner in baseball history

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

    And here I am thinking Nick Swisher was the only one to make boneheaded plays in right.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Jorge lolololololol

  • Guns of the Navarone

    I have no words…

  • V

    Um.. that sounded like a foul ball.

    • Jetrer

      it was tipped. but it was also caught, so its still in play

  • jerrynyg

    Posada is the worst baserunner in MLB history.

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

    A full innings worth of outs on the bases.

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

      By the fastest and slowest men on the team.

      I’m not even mad, that’s amazing.

  • MikeD

    Posada, seriously. He never was fast, but I don’t remember him making so many base-running blunders.

    That also should have been scored a double.

    • dalelama

      He has been doing it for years but few have been as brave as me to point it out. Whenever I brought up in the past I was ridiculed by the hopeless homers

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

        Oh, if only we were all as brave as dalelama!

        (makes wanking motion)

      • AnthonyNH

        Haha, “brave.” You’re too much.

      • MikeD

        You deserved to be ridiculed. Still do.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Posada lol

  • Esteban

    Can’t be real. Jorge is trolling us with his baserunning.

    Oh they say Gardner missed the bunt. Somewhat less inexcusable.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Oh jorge you dumbass, lol

  • first time lawng time

    Is anyone else eeirily reminded of the Red Sox last year with this Yankee team? I mean with all of their injuries.

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

      The Yankees have lost some relievers and bench players so far. They aren’t even in the same universe as the 2010 Red Sox.

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

        Phil Hughes?

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

          Forgot about him.

    • Guns of the Navarone

      Not until Cano and A-Rod get hurt.

  • dalelama

    Posada again proves he is the dumbest mother fucker to ever grace a diamond.

    • Yankee Bigot

      At least he’s hitting now.

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

        Death, taxes, and dalelama hating on Posada.

        • dalelama

          Hating on Posada’s baseball IQ only. Have always said he was a great hitter for a catcher but dumb as a stump.

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

            Here’s the issue: nobody sees you for weeks. You only comment anymore when Posada makes a baserunning blunder.

            He’s a bad baserunner, we all know. It seems like Posada being a bad baserunner is literally the only thing you care about. You never talk about anything else.

            That’s a little bizarre.

            • dalelama

              Probably point it out because so many here on RAB deny it especially in the past. I must admit this Yankee squad doesn’t really thrill me—poor fundamentals, lack of clutch play, and IMHO too much me and not enough team. Even Cano seems to me lately to be playing with his head up his ass and he is my favorite player (none Mo category).

          • MikeD

            Do you sit here reading the thread and only jump in when you have something negative to say, or to you drop what you’re doing, and run to the computer when something negative happens, especially around Posada.

            It’s a legit question. It’s really a legit question for anyone who only shows up for the negative. I’m curious.

    • MikeD

      Posada was never a fast runner, but he wasn’t know for base-running errors. It’s odd that it’s showing up now to such a degree. Hmmm, concussions!

  • Bavarian Yankee

    oh man, Posada’s baserunning is horrible. How many outs did he make just because of poor baserunning in the past weeks? So annoying.

  • jerrynyg

    I wonder if Posada’s baserunning is rubbing off on Gardner? Girardi should make someone sit in between them on the bench.

    • Jetrer

      Cano also

      • Guns of the Navarone

        y tu mama tambien

        • Jetrer

          my mother happens to be a great baserunner

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

          I wish I had more hands… so I could give that movie four thumbs down.

  • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime dela g

    posada is god awful on the bases. it’s incredible

  • Cy Pettitte

    strained hamstring nooooooo

    • MikeD

      I’m already calling this a misdiagnosis. We all know there are no muscles in Colon’s body. It’s strained fat. That recovers more quickly.

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

        It’s strained fat. That recovers more quickly.

        You just add more fat to it, and the new fat insulates the old fat.

      • the tenth inning stretch

        Megatron is injured! Quick, get the cube!

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

          We need to get the cube on a helicopter! Let’s take it from the relative safety of this unoccupied desert into a heavily populated urban center where hundreds of lives will be lost and billions of dollars of property will be damaged if anyone attempts to attack us during the airlift!

  • Tut

    They’re calling it a stained hamstring.

  • Frank

    Everybody’s ragging on Posada but Gardner couldn’t even foul off the bunt attempt. And it was’nt even a bad pitch. Oh yea,and he failed twice to steal a base.

    • gargoyle

      No excuse. He’s always been a very bad baserunner.

    • Jetrer

      ok ok Gardner sucks too

  • Tut

    stained hamstring.

    • the tenth inning stretch

      Mustard?

  • Karl Krawfid

    Can D-Rob bounce the curve?

    Change the eye level for once.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I guess if Noesi replaces Bartolo and pitches well Girardi/Cash will get the balls to replace Nova/Garcia when if Bartolo comes back.

    #silverlining

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

      Hopefully Bartolo and Phil Hughes both come back together and Nova, Noesi, Garcia, and AJ are all pitching well and we have the best logjam of all potential logjams.

    • MikeD

      It doesn’t require much balls. Both Nova and Garcia are on short leashes. It’s not as if there have been clear replacements.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        Well in comparison, Cervelli has been dreadful and there doesn’t seem to be a rush to call up Montero.

        • MikeD

          True, however, it’s not as if Montero has been doing much to deserve the call up this season, and he’s still a worse defender than Cervelli.

          Generally speaking, if Montero is viewed as a top prospect, as he is, they will not want him in a Cervelli role. They’ll want to play him reguarly. The ballsy move is to insert Montero as the mostly full-time DH with some catching time, yet he hasn’t grabbed any opportunities. Had one in Spring Training, and he had one when Posada was in his 0-a-month slump.

          He’ll be here, but I really wondering where he’s going to play. I’m in the camp that he makes both Cervelli and Posada look like Johnny Bench.

  • Mykey

    Don’t worry guys, Boone Logan is warming up.

  • first time lawng time

    Strained hamstring…I’m not familiar with injuries. How long should he be out for?

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

      Depends on the severity of the strain.

      Seeing as how Bartolo limped gingerly towards the bag (as opposed to crumbling to the ground in a heap), it’s probably a mild strain and he should be back in 3-5 weeks.

      • first time lawng time

        So 3-5 weeks is what? 4 -5 starts he’ll miss? I mean, that’s not too bad. It could be worse.

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

          Indeed.

          • MikeD

            Yes. Let’s all not forget that none of us really thought Colon was going to start 34 games for us this season. He was going to get injured at some point, and a hamstring strain is a lot better than clutching his shoulder or elbow and walking off the mound.

            Still, it sucks.

    • MikeD

      It depends on the degree of the strain. 1st, 2nd or 3rd. I’d expect anywhere from two to six weeks, depends on the severity of the strain, which right now is unknown. Hope it’s no worse than a second-degree.

  • http://Www.or.ly JM

    NO WAVE! That’s for the Mess and their dumb fans.

    • Kostas

      apparently not. Monkey see, monkey do.

      • http://Www.or.ly JM

        So sad.

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

    Bad balk, David.

  • Kostas

    Our bullpen is a fucking mess.

    • David N

      The entire pitching staff is a mess. We’ve got CC, D-Rob and Mo. After that, who the hell knows?

      • Kostas

        D-Rob is on the fence. He rides that fine line too much. But you are correct. And based on what I have seen, I have ZERO faith that Cash, Girardi, or anyone in the organization knows what the hell to do with pitchers. Ex. See Joba.

        Yankees could be the worst at figuring out pitching – even if they can buy it.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Cervelli should wait to fistpump until all 3 outs have been recorded

    • Jetrer

      or until he no longer sucks

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

      Fistpumping is like breathing. It’s involuntary.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Please get a K here. I really wanna see the D-Rob/Cervelli dual fist-pump.

    • Jetrer

      wish granted

  • bill

    Cervelli framed a pitch!

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

    Tightrope Robertson, baby.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    FISTPUMPS!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    most stressful scoreless inning in which the pitcher struck out the side EVER.

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

    That was an eighth inning caliber fist pump.

  • Yankee Bigot

    100 nasty factor, nuf said.

  • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime dela g

    great job drob!

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Cervelli is just annoying with his fist-pumps. Does he realize that he sucks?

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Cervelli is just annoying with his fist-pumps. Does he realize that he sucks?

  • Yankee Bigot

    How good would DRob be if he’s WHIP were around 1.00?

  • jerrynyg

    Coming in to the game today, Robertson’s WHIP and ERA were equal at 1.52. Isn’t that cool?

    • 28 this year

      Well the WHIP went up and the ERA down after today.

  • MikeD

    Nine hits in five games.

    The odds are getting worse. Chicago, here Jeter comes.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      I just hope it doesn’t happen in the FOX or ESPN game

      • MikeD

        Which games are they broadcasting?

        • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

          Saturday and sunday at chc

          • MikeD

            He needs to be rested for those two games if he’s sitting at 2,999. I hate these national broadcasts. I’d love to see the network guys when the Yankees say they’re sitting Jeter until they play the Reds.

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

              I’d love to see Jeter get #3000 against the Reds, since they famously decided against drafting him at the last minute.

              • MikeD

                Hmmmm… : -)

              • Pasqua

                Annnnd, I believe he was named Captain before a game in Cincy. Turn, turn, turn…

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

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM

  • Esteban

    Evil Homeruns.

  • MikeD

    Nice, although the Yankees are really bad at creating save situations for Mo.

    Bring in Whelan to close the gap.

  • first time lawng time

    The sad thing is that you can’t even trust the mop up guys in a non save situation.

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

    So I’m guessing Noesi will come up and start tomorrow, his scheduled day. His ten days aren’t up until next weekend, they have to call him up right away so it can be for the injury.

    • 28 this year

      Who starts tomorrow that he would be pushing back?

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

        Garcia. Just push everyone back a day and give them an extra day of rest.

  • Pat D

    These Granderson and Teix to Maris and Mantle comparisons are so dumb. They do realize there’s been different number of games played in both of these seasons, right?

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

      :: head explodes ::

    • Esteban

      So Granderon and Teix will end up with more!

  • Sheepmeister

    darn, that run will take the save away from mo, logan warming in the pen, oh, guess mo will get that save after all.

  • Cynic

    2 Many Homers

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Will we able to get shutout #2?

    • Esteban

      YES!

  • Cy Pettitte

    4 runs is not Boone proof

  • Yankee Bigot

    I wonder what Mo is thinking when he sees Boone Logan warming up in a close game?

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

    Here comes Logan to create the save situation for Mo.

  • Charles

    Was anyone hoping that we wouldn’t score that inning so we would have to go to Mo and get a 1-2-3 inning?

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

      No.

    • Jose the Satirist

      Still got a 1-2-3 inning.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Ayala up, Joe seems confident in Boone, lol.

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

    Nice slidepiece.

  • 28 this year

    Damn, Boone Logan getting 2 outs without a runner scoring? Thats crazy.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Why cant Boone do that to lefties with the bases loaded?!?!?!?!

  • Cy Pettitte

    yay Boone

  • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime dela g

    great win, get better bartolo

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

    Logan pitched like a tank.

    • jerrynyg

      I don’t think he’s earned tank yet… more like a soldier riding in a humvee with the windows rolled down.

      • Esteban

        Wait until it’s hot. Then he’ll really become a tank.

        • jerrynyg

          That’s why the windows are rolled down.

          • Esteban

            But is Boone old enough for the heat to take effect?

  • Jimmy McNulty

    A couple things:

    The bullpen needs work, the offense is still inconsistent, the starting pitching can still be hit or miss, but you know what? Show me a team without similar problems and I’ll show you my two bridges for sale.

    The problem is that the Yankees have higher expectations from ownership, management, the players, and the fans than most of those teams that have similar problems; the extent of those problems is probably quite a bit deeper than several of those teams with serious playoff aspirations too. Yes, the offense is the best in the league. Here’s my feelings on that:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwSg3a4lxzo

    It still isn’t good enough to do what it needs to do. The trade market for pitching is downright awful. so the offense is going to need to be get better, a lot better. SG had a comment on RLYW about what the Yankees need to do to win the division and hence, have a realistic shot at competing for the WS:

    “The Yankees can still win the East, but in order to do it they’re going to need A.J. Burnett to pitch better than he has, they’re going to need almost every hitter in the lineup to hit better than they have, they’re going to need Freddy Garcia and Bartolo Colon to stay healthy and reasonably effective, and they’re going to need people like Boone Logan and Luis Ayala to be good in the bullpen, and they’re going to need to replace Ivan Nova with Roy Halladay.

    The odds of all those things happening are about the same as the odds of the Yankees beating Boston.”

    Secondly, even the past two wins have had some negative connotation. Last night the bullpen showed just how awful it can get and this afternoon Bartolo went down. Awesome.

    • MikeD

      Thanks for showing up.

    • Kevin

      The odds of all those things happening are about the same as the odds of the Yankees beating Boston.

      -So that would make it extremely likely to happen. Good to know.

  • Greg

    Even when win now we get bad news.

    Phil can replace Bartolo for a little bit.