Jun
18

Game 69: Ex-Marlins

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A.J. Burnett squared off with former Florida Marlins’ teammate Brad Penny in the second game of the season, and today he’ll give it a go against Ryan Dempster. The two were teammates from Burnett’s debut in 1999 until Dempster was traded to the Reds in 2002, and in that final season together they were the Opening Day (Dempster) and number two starters (Burnett). A.J. got the best of Penny back in April, so it would be nice if he could top another former teammate this afternoon. Here’s the lineup…

Brett Gardner, LF
Curtis Granderson, CF
Mark Teixeira, 1B
Alex Rodriguez, 3B
Robinson Cano, 2B
Nick Swisher, RF
Russell Martin, C
Eduardo Nunez, SS
A.J. Burnett, SP

It’s a FOX game, so first pitch is scheduled for a little after 4pm ET. Yuck. Enjoy the game, not necessarily the broadcast.

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768 Comments»

  1. Kevin G. says:

    lol69

  2. swishers fauxhawk says:

    “Hi, I’m Joe Buck here with Tim McCarver”

  3. CMP says:

    With AJ on the mound, hopefully we’ll get Dr Jeckyll today rather than Mr Hyde.

  4. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    What broadcast is worse? The FOX ones and BuckCarver’s absolute stupidity or ESPN and their hate toward the Yankees?
    They’re both borderline un-listenable.

    • CMP says:

      Fox is worse. Listening to that smug Joe Buck is like having battery acid poured into your ears.

    • FIPster Doofus says:

      ESPN is far worse, IMO. Buck doesn’t bother me.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

      ESPN is far far far far far worse.

    • Guns of the Navarone says:

      I cant’ watch ESPN anymore. They had a Sports”Nation” poll about the top 1B in baseball and Tex wasn’t up there. The anchor said he wasn’t in the same league as the others because he was hitting .250 or whatever his AVG is and that his OBP wasn’t as high either. I guess he didn’t understand OBP includes AVG.

      He’s leading the league in HR, 2nd in RBI and his BB% is actually higher than A-Gon. I honestly believe ESPN just took whatever opportunity they had to blow A-Gon and the season he’s having. His batting average looks nice and shiny I guess.

  5. Kiersten says:

    I loathe Fox. You all think you do. No. Move out of the Northeast and get blacked out of Yankee games because you have the freaking Rangers and Braves (seriously???), then tell me how much you hate Fox.

    (and I know some of you understand this frustration)

    But on the bright side, I arrive back in the Empire State exactly one month from today. Yayyyyy no more blackouts!

  6. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Every time we have a FOX game, Joe Buck sounds worse and worse. Today he even looks bad. Is there something seriously wrong with him?

  7. Karl Krawfid says:

    We gon hit a lot of bombs today.

  8. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    How did Grandy not read that?

  9. Toasty says:

    McCarver: “Its a great day here at Fenway, Joe!”

    Buck: “Were at Wrigley, Tim.”

  10. Karl Krawfid says:

    I’m behind Willie Mays with 0 home runs.

  11. Esteban says:

    Okay. Runs now please.

  12. the tenth inning stretch says:

    ROBBIE.

  13. Esteban says:

    CONO

  14. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    That was awful, Cano.

  15. Karl Krawfid says:

    Great at bat

  16. V says:

    Robinson Cano – 2010 was awesome. 2008 was not. Why do you insist on being so fucking impatient?

  17. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Canope

  18. Guns of the Navarone says:

    It’s like Cano has it in him to take that first pitch if it’s outside but after that he gets antsy and hacks at everything.

    /complaining
    /i’m right

  19. Kostas says:

    Robbie always picks the worst times to have shitty at bats. Yanks will not score and leave bases loaded.

  20. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Dempster is dealing with that pitch at the knees.

  21. Cy Pettitte says:

    now that is pathetic

  22. Esteban says:

    That sucked.

  23. Karl Krawfid says:

    Wooo!!!

  24. Kostas says:

    And on queue. Bases loaded, then fail and fail. Awesome start boys, awesome start.

  25. FIPster Doofus says:

    I hope this isn’t Carlos Carrasco 2.0. Same first inning.

  26. rek4gehrig says:

    Pathetic doesnt even describe that

  27. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    It angers me that the entire lineup will probably be hacking at Dempster’s mediocre splitter all game.

  28. mike c says:

    swisher can’t hit lefty anymore

  29. mike c says:

    I got a good feeling about AJ today

  30. Mike Axisa says:

    Oh wait, it’s an A.J. Burnett start. Of course they aren’t going to score.

  31. FIPster Doofus says:

    Man, Castro is something else.

  32. first time lawng time says:

    Bastards…give my AJ some run support!!

  33. Karl Krawfid says:

    2 nice plays by Nunez

  34. Mike Axisa says:

    Dempster’s walking a lot of guys.

  35. first time lawng time says:

    Guy can’t find the zone yet 2 SO

  36. Adam says:

    Uhh…Tools Galore. I’m thinking that was a character from James Bond-age.

  37. mbonzo says:

    If Arod loves Nunez so much why doesn’t he marry him?

  38. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    wow Nunez…

  39. AaronGuileWithASmile says:

    Tough luck on that, Martin would’ve been safe.

    P.S. Russell Martin plays for the Yankees, McCarver.

  40. mbonzo says:

    Burnett with the RBI here. He’s gotta be the offense and defense today.

  41. Cy Pettitte says:

    here comes AJ’s 4th HR

  42. first time lawng time says:

    AJ looks gross.

  43. Esteban says:

    Why does it seem like Nunez is thought of more highly outside the Yankees organization? Mike, Is it your dislike (or disbelief in his potential) that makes me think he’s ok, but not great?

      • Esteban says:

        Haha. I just get the feeling that on national broadcasts the announcers talk about what a great prospect Nunez is and I just never got that.

        • AaronGuileWithASmile says:

          The national media wants Nunez to be great, because then they have a story (should he replace Derek Jeter?)

          If they acknowledge him for what he is (a solid 5th infielder) then they would have to *gasp* actually talk about the action on the field.

    • mbonzo says:

      Its just the media that loves him. Even in his best year in the minors he never broke an .800 OPS. He’s a backup infielder at best.

  44. AaronGuileWithASmile says:

    How is it that in 2011, Joe Buck still doesn’t know what “hooking up” means to anyone under the age of 40?

  45. Karl Krawfid says:

    Great at bat AJ…

    j/k

  46. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Better than a bunt

  47. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Jesus.

  48. wow says:

    it’s gonna be one of those games again.

  49. AaronGuileWithASmile says:

    Well this is starting to remind me of Burnett’s last start…

  50. mbonzo says:

    Is it me or does it sounds like Tim McCarver is in love with the Yankees today?

  51. Esteban says:

    For people that haven’t been to Chicago, you should go. It’s a great city, especially in the summer.

    • first time lawng time says:

      People say it’s like NY, but clean.

    • Adam says:

      Having just moved from Chicago (back to the east coast, but to the DC-area), I agree. BUT…Chicago sports and fans nearly gave me an aneurysm over the last six years.

    • tom says:

      In the summer? Are you kidding? 98 degrees and muggy at 7AM? Cloudbursts that soak you to the skin?

      I like the city alot — went to college there, and stayed a year after. But the weather, in winter or summer, is not the selling point.

      • Esteban says:

        My brother’s been there a year, and from having visited in the summer and the winter, I’ll take the summer in Chicago over the winter.

        • tom says:

          Hobson’s choice. The hottest and coldest seasons of my lifetime were those spent in Chicago. Spring & Fall, much better.

      • Adam says:

        What I did like is that the winter is so miserable that the first sign of nice weather and people really got out and enjoyed it…for the like two weeks where it is tolerable out.

    • inpinstripes says:

      Absolutely. I was there 3 weeks ago with my wife for 10 days. Weather was kind of crazy but a very, very nice city.

  52. first time lawng time says:

    2nd inning, but let me say that they better not get shutout (or close to it) against scrub piece of crap pitcher. Lol

    • AaronGuileWithASmile says:

      Dempster’s no “scrub piece of crap.”

      He is giving the Yanks a lot of free baserunners though, and he does have a reputation as being a guy who settles in after a few innings. They need to strike soon.

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

        Dempster’s trash.

        • Karl Krawfid says:

          Ryan Dumpster

        • AaronGuileWithASmile says:

          He’s having a crappy year, sure, but he’s a smart pitcher with the track record to prove it.

          Now Doug Davis, that guy is trash. And if he can shut the Yankees down, Dempster certainly could as well. After all, you can’t predict baseball ™

          • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

            I don’t know any other way to say it other than Dempster’s trash.

            • AaronGuileWithASmile says:

              He strikes out a lot of batters, he keeps the ball on the ground…like I said, not a great pitcher but a fine #3 starter.

  53. tom says:

    Only upside to the first two innings: 44 pitches by Dempster.

    Which of course has me dreading a 7-pitch inning in the 3rd, to toss the advantage away.

  54. Cy Pettitte says:

    lol Nunez

  55. Esteban says:

    Yay for Teix.

  56. AaronGuileWithASmile says:

    Gotta love Tex getting the out Tino-style

  57. tom says:

    Thank you, Teix.

  58. bobtaco says:

    Good old Soriano, low and away…

  59. Esteban says:

    Just like the good old days. Soriano striking out on a breaking ball low and away. Some things never change.

  60. mbonzo says:

    Shit, just read “Yankees Have “Zero Interest” In Zambrano” on MLBTR. That means he’ll probably on the team within 2 weeks.

  61. Xstar7 says:

    Joe Buck is mesmerized by the seagulls

  62. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Even the seagulls hate FOX :)

  63. AaronGuileWithASmile says:

    Huge pet peeve of mine: when broadcasters praise the pitcher for covering first base on a ground ball to first.

    It’s not some impressive hustle play, it’s the pitcher’s freaking job!

  64. tom says:

    Doesn’t it seem like every bobbled ball in the last week or so, the defense has been able to get an out on the Yankees regardless? (If not two: thinking of Beltre the other day)

  65. Guns of the Navarone says:

    Let’s go Robbie. Rocket into the ivy.

  66. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Al right Robinson, how about we get Grandy in from third?

  67. AaronGuileWithASmile says:

    Robbie Cano!

  68. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Yaymen.

  69. Mike Axisa says:

    Thank you, Robinson.

  70. Esteban says:

    Ribbinson! Getting the job done.

  71. Xstar7 says:

    There you go Robinson, there you go

  72. mbonzo says:

    HAHA Joe Buck sounds about as interested in this game as he did in the ALCS when Granderson was hitting like a monster.

  73. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    I’ll take it.

  74. Mike Axisa says:

    There you go, Swish.

  75. bobtaco says:

    It sucks when your head to head fantasy opponent for the week has Granderson, Arod and Cano…

  76. the tenth inning stretch says:

    RUNS!

  77. Esteban says:

    YES. Two Runs, and all without any HRs. Cano and Swisher getting redemption for not getting it done in the 1st.

  78. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Russell Fartin.

  79. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    SMALLBALL!!

  80. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Nunez gets walked and AJ hit a slam. Make it happen.

  81. Mike Axisa says:

    Clear the pitcher, Eddie.

  82. the tenth inning stretch says:

    This inning, Dempster trying his hardest not to get traded to the Yankees.

  83. Xstar7 says:

    Russell Martin: Quick can’t be caught

  84. Mike Axisa says:

    Delayed steal, nice.

  85. mike c says:

    I think cano could have went home and made that a double steal

  86. Esteban says:

    We want a single, just a little single. S-I-N-G-L-E, single single single.

    /littleleaguechant.

  87. MikeD says:

    Jeter wouldn’t have done that. : -)

  88. Kiersten says:

    John Sterling with another genius quote:

    “He hit a foul home run.”

  89. Guns of the Navarone says:

    Carl Crawford to the DL. It must be because he’s old, overrated, overpaid etc…. oh wait he’s not on the Yankees.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

      Crawford’s just overpaid.

    • Mike Axisa says:

      Hamstring injuries to fast players = bad news.

    • MikeD says:

      I never wish failure (career failure, that is) on any specific player, but I understand some players just lose it quickly. If it just so happens the best of Crawford is in the past, I will be quite happy.

      • Guns of the Navarone says:

        I think his best is obviously in the past. Last year was his best fWAR year by almost two full WAR. A lot of that is tied up in his defense which is somewhat negated by Fenway Park. He’s going to be one of the most overpaid players in baseball over the next few years… next to A-Rod.

        • MikeD says:

          A-Rod is ranked sixth in fWAR overall in the AL and is easily #1 on first this season. I remain more confident in his ability to produce the next few years than Crawford. If a player is productive for the Yankees, I don’t care if he’s making $5 million or $25 million. Just be productive.

  90. Mike Axisa says:

    Yankees score, A.J. immediately walks the leadoff guy.

  91. Esteban says:

    Pitchers batting. Feel the excitement of strikeouts on bunts!

  92. the tenth inning stretch says:

    There’s your non-DH excitement.

  93. swishers fauxhawk says:

    NL Baseball: Exciting.

  94. AaronGuileWithASmile says:

    I think I got an eye strain seeing those scarlet Boston jerseys

  95. the tenth inning stretch says:

    So who had the 3rd inning in the when-will-they-start-talking-about-Boston poll?

  96. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Yes Joe, the Sox are THAT GOOD. Now shut up about it.

  97. Karl Krawfid says:

    Called strikes with the curve, come on AJ.

  98. Cy Pettitte says:

    that curve was filthy

  99. AaronGuileWithASmile says:

    Perfect pitch on 3-2. AJ is almost unhittable when he can bend that curve around the corner.

  100. first time lawng time says:

    Not watching the game…how are BuckCarver?

  101. Cy Pettitte says:

    #toomanyK’s

  102. Mike Axisa says:

    Wow, what a freaking job by Burnett. Bravo.

  103. Esteban says:

    Wow talk about bad plate discipline from Starlin.

  104. Adam says:

    Wow, Castro makes Sori seem selective…

  105. nsalem says:

    Cerebral AJ about time

  106. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Filth.

  107. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Good AJ = Nasty

  108. MikeD says:

    AJ’s tatoos more on display while he’s batting.

  109. first time lawng time says:

    5 SO in 3 innings? AJ, that’s so beautiful!

  110. Adam says:

    Is it just me or does Quade seem like a used car salesman?

  111. V says:

    This umpire is fucking bullshit.

  112. the tenth inning stretch says:

    That pitch = not a strike.

  113. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    BS STIKEZONE!!!

  114. inpinstripes says:

    Man, I love the Billy Goat Tavern…CHEEZBORGER!!!

  115. Guns of the Navarone says:

    Teix needs to look for that hanging splitter he’s been leaving up in the zone ALL GAME and put it in the seats.

  116. Adam says:

    The way that McCarver says restaurant makes my blood boil.

  117. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Tim, nobody cares about your restaurant.

  118. V says:

    Granderson is in a speed slump. Third CS in a row IIRC.

  119. Adam says:

    The Girl and the Goat, great Chicago restaurant AND a component of Hideki Matsui’s video collection.

  120. Mike Axisa says:

    This team gets caught stealing a lot. Grandy’s 2-for-6 this month.

  121. AaronGuileWithASmile says:

    Darwin Barney sounds like a character from a Dickens novel. It’s a pity he was never on the same team as Heathcliff Slocumb.

  122. Mike Axisa says:

    That curveball is just disgusting today.

  123. Charles says:

    I’m about to gouge my eyes out listening to these two idiots, no Tim I don’t care where you’re going to lunch, no I don’t want to hear Rosenthal babble about random injuries like they are pennant changers, just please get some new blood fox PLEASE…

  124. AaronGuileWithASmile says:

    Well that sucks

  125. Cy Pettitte says:

    Carlos Pena, of course.

  126. Xstar7 says:

    Carlos Pena: Yankee killer

  127. MikeD says:

    Why does Pena always seem to hit the Yankees? He must suck against all other teams.

    • Karl Krawfid says:

      Why do we give him fastballs right down the middle?

      • MikeD says:

        Whatever book they hve on it should be burned. I’m also guessing he simply elevates his game against the Yankees, for whatever reason.

        Coming into that AB, Pena was only 5-35 against AJ, who seemed to be one of the few Yankee pitchers who could handle him.

  128. Mike Axisa says:

    I figured Pena would hit at least one homer this series. Hopefully that’s it.

  129. Karl Krawfid says:

    Gone that fast.

  130. the tenth inning stretch says:

    We knew it was coming.

  131. V says:

    And the leadoff walk hurts. Of course.

  132. Jetrer says:

    fastball down the middle helps

  133. sangreal says:

    Yankee killer Carlos Pena is hitting just .211/.355/.402 on the year, but you know he’ll have two or three homers by time the series ends.

  134. Tut says:

    Typical AJ

  135. AaronGuileWithASmile says:

    I want to rip Reed Johnson’s beard off of his face

  136. mbonzo says:

    Don’t worry guys, Pena has hit too many homeruns. This is actually bad for the Cubs.

  137. Charles says:

    Meh its only tied, Dempster has been garbage today, a quick outburst and hes out of the game and we’re into the the bad cubs pen.

    • the tenth inning stretch says:

      Marshall’s their best guy, non-Marmol division, and he’s pitched on back-to-back days.

  138. Xstar7 says:

    Of course they have to bring up 2001. It’s only a matter of time before they bring up 2004 too.

  139. TheLastClown says:

    Paging FTLT…

    more love & nurturing needed for Mr. Burnett, stat!

  140. AaronGuileWithASmile says:

    I remember when Robinson Cano knew how to play 2nd base

    Maybe we need to bring Larry Bowa back

  141. Karl Krawfid says:

    It’s like Cano throws the ball when he feels like it.

  142. the tenth inning stretch says:

    I realize Rosenthal’s bowties are for an outstanding cause, but I really don’t want to hear about them. Just wear your bowties and shut up.

  143. Karl Krawfid says:

    70 pitches and counting.

  144. It'sATarp says:

    Despite that HR, it’s nice to see AJ strike out a shit ton of ppl again.

  145. CMP says:

    I hope Kevin Long told his hitters to hit it UNDER the wind.

  146. mbonzo says:

    /facepalm

  147. Karl Krawfid says:

    Fuck this team.

  148. Kevin G. says:

    A-Tard

  149. Jetrer says:

    wtf Arod

  150. AaronGuileWithASmile says:

    What the fuck A-Rod?

  151. TheLastClown says:

    Alex Posada?

  152. MikeD says:

    Okay, I expect that from Posada (of late), not A-Rod!

  153. Cy Pettitte says:

    what the fuck was ARod thinking? Posada is really rubbing off on everyone

  154. Jimmy McNulty says:

    Fucking Asshole.

  155. Mike Axisa says:

    What the fuck was that?

  156. Kevin G. says:

    Da fuck

  157. the tenth inning stretch says:

    McCarver: “Joe Girardi is managing the Yankees with four injured pitchers and a retired pitcher.”

  158. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    A-Rod should kill himself.

  159. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Posada’d

  160. nooooo not another double play! says:

    ok A-Rod?

  161. Tut says:

    Cano bunting? Stupidity abounds.

  162. AaronGuileWithASmile says:

    I know I didn’t just see A-Rod get thrown out at second followed by Robinson freaking Cano trying to bunt.

    Let’s just pretend that the last 6 outs never happened.

  163. James A says:

    With Red Ruffing, Lefty Gomez, Whitey Ford, Ron Guidry and David Cone all retired too, who knows the how the Yankees manage to hang around at all…

    • TheLastClown says:

      I find the two of them totally asinine obviously, but didn’t you expect/hope for another tour(s) of duty from Pettitte?

    • Jimmy McNulty says:

      Speaking of which, for such a great franchise they haven’t really had a whole lot of awesome pitching compared to other great franchises. Their best pitcher ever is probably White Ford, I don’t think he cracks the top 20 pitchers of all time.

  164. Jimmy McNulty says:

    Well that was a helpful update.

  165. Cy Pettitte says:

    this Fox broadcast is all kinds of stupid

  166. teddy says:

    thanks arod

  167. AaronGuileWithASmile says:

    Wouldn’t it be swell if A-Rod were on 3rd right now?

    /fallacyofpredeterminedoutcome’d

  168. Karl Krawfid says:

    6 walks and only 2 damn runs.

  169. Mike Axisa says:

    Walks two guys, swing at the first pitch.

  170. V says:

    By all means, swing at the first pitch after two straight 3-2 walks. BHAHGHAGHAHGAHHGHAHJGHA

  171. Jimmy McNulty says:

    These assholes. Maybe they should just stick to station to station baserunning.

  172. TheLastClown says:

    Everything else aside, I am fascinated by Dempster’s setup duck-bill hand waggle.

  173. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Nice, swing at the 1st pitch after 2 walks.

  174. Karl Krawfid says:

    And Russel Martin is still swinging like hes hurt.

  175. Xstar7 says:

    Man, if A-Rod hadn’t tried to stretch that single into a double, we would have had the bases loaded with one out. At least Dempster has thrown over 100 pitches already.

    • swishers fauxhawk says:

      Fallacy of the predetermined outcome

      • mbonzo says:

        Martin’s groundball would also have been a double play under this fallacy. So no luck anyway.

      • Xstar7 says:

        Michael Kay > Buck/McCarver

        but it’s close

        • TheLastClown says:

          No way. Kay annoys me, but he takes his job very seriously, cares about being thorough more or less, and doesn’t let bias shine through on the play by play.

          B&M? Yuck.

        • MikeD says:

          I don’t think you’d say that if you had to listen to Buck/McCarver every game. As I was driving back home listening to Sterling/Waldman, I was regretting having to leave them to turn on the TV, and it’s not because I like Sterling/Waldman.

  176. mbonzo says:

    I guess Dempster will be out to face Nunez and Burnett.

  177. TSJC Troll Doppleganger says:

    Worst…situational hitting team…ever!

  178. Karl Krawfid says:

    AJ is throwing 91 and can’t find the zone.

  179. V says:

    Dempster is still in the game??

  180. the tenth inning stretch says:

    That Rosenthal/Zambrano video is hilarious.

  181. CMP says:

    Zambrano is a psycho. The Yankees should stay far far away from him though it would be funny if he threw a smackdown on that weasel Rosenthal.

  182. swishers fauxhawk says:

    0-2 count, walk batter.

  183. Karl Krawfid says:

    How many more years of AJ?

  184. Xstar7 says:

    Gets ahead of Fukudome 0-2 than throws 4 straight balls down and in. There’s the AJ we all know.

  185. nsalem says:

    Twins are lurking as usual.

  186. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Really, Tim? Fukudome would’ve been out by a mile.

  187. Cy Pettitte says:

    Cory Wade? wtf he’s the 12th inning guy.

  188. MikeD says:

    Is this the AJ, “lose focus” inning?

    Let’s end this, now!

  189. AaronGuileWithASmile says:

    Big pitch. Huge pitch.

    Lofty pitch.

  190. CMP says:

    Yeah Nunez with the gun at SS.

  191. Rory G says:

    You’ve gotta hand it to Dumpster. He’s tried his darndest to hand us the ballgame and our guys continue to fail with RISP and continue to make poor decisions on the basepaths. A-Rod was out by a mile. Freddy gives up 3, loses. AJ gives up 2, and this has a feeling of yet another loss.

  192. MikeD says:

    Holy crap. Stephen King-special effects rolling in over Wrigley.

  193. AaronGuileWithASmile says:

    Yikes, it looks like the apocalypse is happening in Atlanta

  194. TheLastClown says:

    Could this be “pretty good AJ”?

  195. Xstar7 says:

    Nunie with the leadoff single after being down 0-2

  196. Mike Axisa says:

    Look at the strategy!

  197. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Gotta run it out, A.J.

    • Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

      We don’t want another CMW incident.
      If our pitchers get on base, make it jogging around the bases after a HR.

  198. Cy Pettitte says:

    best bunt ever

  199. AaronGuileWithASmile says:

    Haha I love Burnett’s mini-Carlton Fisk impression

  200. MikeD says:

    AJ. Master bunter. His bunts are so good even he is fooled by them.

  201. Jimmy McNulty says:

    Meh, no need to risk the injury.

  202. teddy says:

    great hustle aj.

    dempster getting outside corner and somewhat high

  203. TheLastClown says:

    Ooh ooh…Joe & Time, what woulda happened if AJ hit the ball over the wall?

  204. Icebird753 says:

    Yankees win, theeeee Yankees win!

  205. AaronGuileWithASmile says:

    Fox’s broadcast would be improved so much by the simple addition of a pitch counter next to the scoreboard.

  206. Mike Axisa says:

    Holy Starlin Castro.

  207. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Dude can pick it at SS.

  208. nooooo not another double play! says:

    wow good try

  209. AaronGuileWithASmile says:

    If the Yankees can’t get Nunez in from 3rd, I think I might stroke out.

  210. Karl Krawfid says:

    Wow how did he grab that

  211. Xstar7 says:

    Did you guys hear McCarver grunt when Castro made that play? Lol. Great play by Starlin by the way.

  212. TheLastClown says:

    Not sure why Castro tried to unload that one.

  213. Bob Stone says:

    Great play at SS.

  214. JMK says:

    Great grab by Castro but the why try to throw it? The chance of getting Gardner was what, 1 percent? The chance of an error on a play like that is infinitely higher.

  215. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Lol at McCarver’s reaction to the Castro play. Great play BTW.

  216. Bob Stone says:

    C’mon Grandy.

  217. Ray the Anti-Handle says:

    Sooooo close.

  218. AaronGuileWithASmile says:

    Jusssttttt missed it.

    I’ll take the run.

  219. Jimmy McNulty says:

    Goddamnit.

  220. Bob Stone says:

    Productive out.

  221. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    That looked like a HR off the bat

  222. MikeD says:

    So close, so close. I didn’t think it was a HR off the bat, but it kept drifting back.

    • Bob Stone says:

      Ididn’t think it was a homerun off the bat either. But it kept drifiting back. Then McCarver says the wind held it up. Which way was it?

  223. nooooo not another double play! says:

    There you go

  224. Will (the other one) says:

    Granderson’s power is just sick.

  225. Xstar7 says:

    Only a sac fly? Sigh…..

  226. the tenth inning stretch says:

    C’mon Grandy, UNDER THE WIND!

  227. Cy Pettitte says:

    oh brett…..

  228. JMK says:

    Goddamn, no instincts.

  229. Mike Axisa says:

    Three outs on the bases.

  230. JobaWockeeZ says:

    What a waste of speed.

  231. nsalem says:

    thats 3 outs we have handed them

  232. teddy says:

    lol at gardner

  233. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Facepalm.

  234. AaronGuileWithASmile says:

    If only Gardner had thought to run UNDER the wind he would’ve been safe for sure!

  235. TSJC Troll Doppelganger says:

    Worst…baserunning team…ever!

  236. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Wow all the Yankees have been getting baserunning tips from Jorge

  237. Jetrer says:

    yay. Lets give more free outs on the bases.

  238. Xstar7 says:

    Silver lining of Brett Gardner getting caught stealing? Tex gets to lead off next inning.

  239. TheLastClown says:

    Oh Brett.

  240. CMP says:

    What’s the record for most caught stealing in one season?

  241. Jimmy McNulty says:

    Motherfuck.

  242. Patrick says:

    I keep saying it every other game:

    Million dollar legs…. but a 10 cent head.

    UGH!

  243. MikeD says:

    Half of all the Yankee batters that faced Dempster reached base. Amazing.

  244. Tut says:

    If this guy can’t steal bases, then he is a fourth outfielder.

  245. TheLastClown says:

    Hey, maybe the difference between ‘gritty’ and ‘athletic’ players isn’t a racial thing after all.

  246. Rory G says:

    Unbelievable that a guy walks 6 and tries to hand us the game and we only score 3 runs. Anyone feel good about AJ and our 7th inning guy in a one run ballgame? And here comes Pena. Throw him another meatball, AJ.

  247. tom says:

    So do we think Gardner is unrefined as a base runner — something that can be improved with experience — or terminally uninstinctual?

    • JMK says:

      That’s a good question. I’m not bold enough to say it’s an either you-have-it-or-you-don’t situation, but at his age it doesn’t seem very promising that he’ll soak up that much.

      You’d think just by studying lots of film and picking up on repetition and movement that would do a world of difference.

  248. Will (the other one) says:

    THIS IS NOT THE TIME TO SEND A MESSAGE AJ!!1!

  249. Justin says:

    Why do I get the sinking feeling every time McCarver complements AJ, its going to be the start of a season long curse?

  250. nsalem says:

    Wouldn’t mind seeing Johnson as our fourth outfielder one of these years.

  251. TheLastClown says:

    If/when we see Jesus, he is never to catch AJ.

  252. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Still mind-boggling that Tampa had to rebuild their bullpen from scratch and still had no room for Wade.

  253. AaronGuileWithASmile says:

    I can barely stomach McCarver and Buck talking about baseball

    Please don’t ruin hockey for me also

  254. Xstar7 says:

    Did Joe Buck just say that a hockey player pitched a shutout?

  255. Karl Krawfid says:

    AJ is afraid of reed Johnson folks.

  256. Xstar7 says:

    Jeter makes that play

  257. JMK says:

    Eduard-oohhh no.

  258. MikeD says:

    And there is the Nunez-error-per game.

  259. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    God fucking damnit Nunez

  260. It'sATarp says:

    Omg Nunez Blows on defense

  261. AaronGuileWithASmile says:

    Man that is poor timing Nunez.

  262. nooooo not another double play! says:

    And here it comes…

  263. Patrick says:

    5 tool player my ass

  264. Cy Pettitte says:

    fucking Nunie

  265. JMK says:

    Seems like this team makes a lot of mental errors and baserunning gaffes in bunches.

  266. CMP says:

    Good move getting AJ out after the error. You could feel a 3 run homer coming on a fastball down the middle.

  267. Rory G says:

    Don’t throw Soriano a strike, Wade.

  268. JMK says:

    Corey Wade throws lots of curveballs. Soriano cannot hit curveballs.

  269. AaronGuileWithASmile says:

    Note to Wade:

    Don’t throw that pitch again

  270. Mike Axisa says:

    This matchup scares me.

  271. MikeD says:

    If Sori is the same as he always was, a slider away will get him out again, and again, and again.

  272. Cy Pettitte says:

    wow what the fuck.

  273. JMK says:

    This has to be a joke. Has to be.

  274. Xstar7 says:

    Wow. Just fucking wow.

  275. AaronGuileWithASmile says:

    I feel like crying

  276. Jetrer says:

    wtf defense

  277. Mike Axisa says:

    What the fuck, catch the damn ball.

  278. Patrick says:

    Just shoot me now-Fu..!

  279. nooooo not another double play! says:

    Unfreakinbelievable

  280. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Nunez’s defense has rubbed off on the whole team

  281. CMP says:

    Fucking Cano’s defense has been shit this year.

  282. nsalem says:

    Team meeting time inexcusable

  283. Jonathan says:

    how many times has Cano just….not caught the fucking ball this year?

  284. Jetrer says:

    lets just give this game away … WTF

  285. V says:

    Can we have 2010 Cano back?

  286. Mickey Scheister says:

    TWO INNING ENDING DOUBLE PLAYS…botched! Here’s the win Cubbies. Fuck!!

  287. Justin says:

    Can we trade for Larry Bowa at the deadline to light a fire under Cano again? Awful.

  288. the tenth inning stretch says:

    I’m dumbfounded by the shoddy defense in this inning. Why is it that we can make the spectacular plays but botch simple stuff like dropping DP throws?

  289. Cy Pettitte says:

    BRETT!!!!

  290. AaronGuileWithASmile says:

    Russell’s got muscle!

  291. Xstar7 says:

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

  292. TheLastClown says:

    Now that was Gorgeous.

  293. nooooo not another double play! says:

    Hell fuckin yea!!

  294. Mike Axisa says:

    HOLY FUCKING FUCK

  295. Justin says:

    Nice ! Good job Gardner, GREAT job taking the hit by Martin

  296. the tenth inning stretch says:

    WOW.

  297. JMK says:

    Buster Posey approves?

  298. Bob Stone says:

    Great play by Gardy and Martinez.

  299. Jetrer says:

    thank you Grit, great job on the tag by Martin as well

  300. Mickey Scheister says:

    That looked dirty.

  301. CMP says:

    Hell yeah Gardy and Martin.

  302. King George says:

    There is our 2011 All-Star catcher, folks.

  303. Rory G says:

    What a play by Gardy and Martin. The middle infield is just horrific defensively. Score some more runs and it wouldn’t be an issue.

  304. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    If that wasn’t Martin, ESPN goes crazy about what a DANGEROUS PLAY that was and compares every bit of it to the Posey play.

    • Zack says:

      Sooooooo you’re saying it won’t be on Around the Horn, PTI, First Take, and BBTN for the next 2 weeks?

      • AaronGuileWithASmile says:

        If you actually watch Around the Horn, PTI and First Take then you kind of deserve whatever you get.

  305. Rory G says:

    What a play by Gardy and Martin

  306. LennonJames says:

    THAT is why baseball is the superior sport!

  307. Stephen says:

    Wow, how bad an announcer is Joe Buck? You would’ve never known that was a critical and exciting moment in the game if you were judging by his call.

    • the tenth inning stretch says:

      He was louder and more excited announcing the Sprint commercial than the play at the plate.

      • AaronGuileWithASmile says:

        “Oh look, aliens have landed a spaceship on the field. We have first contact. NOW STAY TUNED FOR THE POST GAME SHOW BROUGHT TO YOU BY LOEWS!!!”

    • Justin says:

      Someone has has fun on Joe buck’s wikipedia page:

      “In 2011, shortly after broadcasting Super Bowl XLV for Fox, Buck developed a virus on the nerves of his left vocal cord. Despite the ailment, which according to Buck “came out of the blue” and has hampered his ability to raise his voice, he has continued to broadcast baseball for Fox during the 2011 season as he has never had enthusiasm in baseball to begin with”

  308. Zack says:

    Chances Sabean talks crap about Carlos Pena? 0%.

  309. AaronGuileWithASmile says:

    UNDER the wind, Tex! UNDER!

  310. Mike Axisa says:

    Former Yankee draft pick Chris Carpenter on for the Cubs.

  311. Bob Stone says:

    I’m happy for AJ that Cano didn’t blow his chance for a win in this game.

  312. Charles says:

    Carpenter the Future closer on the Cubs w/ Marmol on the team….lol?

  313. JMK says:

    Has Cano’s concentration lapsed because Melky is finding some success in Kansas City?

  314. AaronGuileWithASmile says:

    This would be a nice time for some redemption Robbie

  315. Yan says:

    Pena will be hit tomorrow with a heater, i hope.

    • Bob Stone says:

      Why? He just hit a meatball out of the park. That’s no reason to plunk him.

    • CMP says:

      I didn’t think he did anything dirty.

    • AaronGuileWithASmile says:

      If anything, the Cubs 3rd base coach should get hit with a heater for sending Pena home on that short flare.

      Unless Gardner threw it way off line, Pena never had a chance.

    • MikeD says:

      He did hit Martin high coming in. He wasn’t even attempting to touch the plate. He never touched the plate. He assaulted the catcher to try and knock the ball out of the glove.

      • Bob Stone says:

        That’s the way you play that situation. It always has been.

      • TheLastClown says:

        But Martin was well in front of the plate. The way he took the hit seemed as if he expected exactly what was coming.

        Pena should try to knock loose the ball. Russ Martin True Yankee just held on beautifully.

      • the tenth inning stretch says:

        Isn’t that what you’re coached to do?

  316. MikeD says:

    An inning of bad defensive plays by the Yankees capped off by two excellent defensive plays.

    Gardy showing why he’s been the best LFer since 2010.

  317. Karl Krawfid says:

    I’m guessing Swisher doesn’t watch video of his left handed at bats.

  318. nsalem says:

    here’s your pitch nick

  319. Rob says:

    yanks have not hit a homer in a long time

    • The BIG 3 says:

      Which explains the score?

      Really, how does a team accumulate 6 walks and 8 hits in just 5.1 innings, not hit into any DP’s, and score only thrice? How is that even possible.

  320. Yan says:

    Swishilicious baby

  321. JMK says:

    Instead of hashing out the collision at the plate, if you’re the 3B coach, do you send Pena on that play? I know Brett doesn’t have a great arm but he was out by a ways and isn’t known as a speedster.

    His call basically forced Pena to collide with Martin. It’s not like he could have slid.

    • Bob Stone says:

      Totally agree.

    • TheLastClown says:

      For sure not. Especially given the atrocious defense of the inning to that point.

      Give your opponents a chance to make more mistakes.

    • AaronGuileWithASmile says:

      Agreed entirely–in fact, whenever there is a collision at home plate, you can pretty much blame the 3rd base coach. A collision means that the play wasn’t even close enough for the runner to bother sliding.

      • Third Base Coach says:

        You want to step outside for a few words?

      • The BIG 3 says:

        Or that the catcher was blocking the plate. Fact: it doesn’t matter how out the runner is, if the catcher blocks the plate he’s putting himself in harms way, and no rule should ever change that.

        First basemen don’t block
        Second basemen do on occasion, but it’s frowned upon
        Same goes for third basemen.

        Apparently, only the catcher position is doing right by impeding the path of the baserunner. Or maybe not, seeing they get hurt on occasion by doing so.

        • JMK says:

          I agree with this. I also like the idea of the catcher charging toward the player up the 3rd baseline. Only because it’s badass.

    • MikeD says:

      There was no reason for him to collide. He should have been sliding for the plate. He came in high and tried to knock the ball out and/or Martin out. He never attempted to touch the plate. A simple rule change could make that a violation.

      Martin was annoyed.

      • JMK says:

        I’m going to kinda sign off on AaronGuileWithASmile’s comment in response. Why would he slide? He was a full 1.5-2 seconds behind by the time Martin caught the ball. His only option, to me at least, seemed to be a collision. It’s not like Martin was giving him part of the plate either.

        I don’t blame Pena at all and don’t think retribution would be appropriate. That’s on the 3B coach.

        • MikeD says:

          The issue relates to the discussion around Posey’s injury. Does the game want to encourage runners to, in essence, assault the catcher. They can outlaw it. The runner needs to slide. If the ball beats the runner, it beats the runner. Try to evade the tag, but don’t assault the catcher. He came in high and tried to knock Marting out/over. That type of play can be eliminated.

      • AaronGuileWithASmile says:

        If he slides for the plate, he’s out by 3 steps. The only way that the run scores is if he dislodges the ball, and as long as it’s legal I’d want my players doing everything possible to score.

        Again, the root of the problem is that the Cubs 3rd base coach shouldn’t have sent Pena home in the first place.

  322. Cy Pettitte says:

    Hector Noesi, the 7th inning guy

  323. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    2011 Hector Noesi = 2009 Phil Hughes??

  324. AaronGuileWithASmile says:

    Speaking of the Red Sox, did you know that they won the ALCS in 2004?

  325. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Wow. We got to the 7th before the AGon ass-kissing.

  326. Mickey Scheister says:

    These announcers on Fox are turrible.

  327. Ray the Anti-Handle says:

    Gonzalez and Reyes are the best hitters in the majors this year? Ummm, JOSE BAUTISTA???

  328. nsalem says:

    Groat was as slow as Reyes is fast

  329. Karl Krawfid says:

    Throw the curve ball

  330. Ryan says:

    Dick Groat sounds like a hygiene issue.

  331. Charles says:

    Noesi 4 Aceves 2.0

  332. FOX Baseball Broadcaster says:

    Coming up next, a compilation of the greatest moments in Red Sox history, including an interview with Dave Roberts, who stole the critical base in the 2004 ALCS against the NY Yankees, who despite a $200-million payroll, still are not perfect.

    Back to the game shortly.

  333. TheLastClown says:

    Noesi for 2 > Mo?

  334. Mickey Scheister says:

    No mention of the high strike but a big deal over a called low strike against the Cubs, zero excitement over Yankees hits…Buck sucks.

  335. MikeD says:

    Anyone think Jorge should start one game on this road trip at first?

      • MikeD says:

        Since that two-HR game, I haven’t been impressed with Tex’s AB’s. I’m also afraid a week of not starting may throw Posada off. I’m not strong on the idea, but if the team plans to rest Tex for a game, this road trip wouldn’t be a bad time.

  336. AaronGuileWithASmile says:

    Don’t worry Shark, if this pitching thing doesn’t work out the Jets could use a big red zone target.

  337. nsalem says:

    Anyone want to see Pena at SS next inning.

  338. JMK says:

    I’m half expecting Girardi to have Gardner bunt. Possibly with 2 strikes.

  339. CMP says:

    I think Jeff Samardzija picked the wrong sport

    • JMK says:

      Nah, he’d probably be out of football in 5 years with yogurt for muscles and severe head injuries.

      Baseball is the better career choice by far.

    • Esteban says:

      His baseball deal was worth up to $16.5 million. I’d take that guaranteed baseball contract with less risk of being physically wrecked in the NFL.

  340. Bob Stone says:

    Pinch runner for Posada to reduce risk of DP?

  341. Mickey Scheister says:

    Buck missed a game with sunburn. What a puss.

  342. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Granderslam time.

  343. nooooo not another double play! says:

    Come on Grandy!

  344. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Seriously the best way to counter Gardner is to pitch right down the middle where he only swings at around 50 percent of the time.

  345. Bob Stone says:

    NINE walks – wow.

  346. Mike Axisa says:

    Eight straight balls. Don’t swing Curtis!

  347. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Granderslam?

  348. Xstar7 says:

    Grandy better at least get a sac fly

  349. nsalem says:

    this may be why the cubs are 29-40

  350. MikeD says:

    Have the Yankees hit a HR yet in this bandbox? Has the wind been blowing in again today? It’s time for a HR.

  351. AaronGuileWithASmile says:

    Don’t take the bat off your shoulder unless it’s right down broadway.

  352. JMK says:

    If you all had the choice of one manager to take over for Joe G., who would that choice be?

  353. Esteban says:

    Poop

  354. Jonathan says:

    If anyone deserves a pass for his past acts its Granderson but that was pretty weak…have to get the run in.

  355. Bob Stone says:

    That was close!

  356. Xstar7 says:

    Son of a bitch. We could have broken the game wide open there. Instead we get another in a long line of RISP fails.

  357. JobaWockeeZ says:

    This will fuck a pitcher’s WHIP but every opposing pitcher should walk the bases loaded and you’ll shutout the Yankees.

  358. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    So fucking weak.

  359. Esteban says:

    Double plus ungood

  360. Bob Stone says:

    That was a terrible inning. Ugh.

  361. Ivan says:

    Ugh!!!!

  362. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Pathetic.

  363. Mike Axisa says:

    I can see the recap now … “The Yankees had their chances to blow it open, but…”

  364. Dr Van Nostrand says:

    I’d love to see the yanks numbers with less than 2 outs and runner on 3rd. My eyes tell me they must be near the bottom getting that run in

  365. Karl Krawfid says:

    Great situational hitting Yankees.

    Hitting like a world series team.

  366. Tut says:

    They never get the run in from third with less than 3 outs

  367. Bob Stone says:

    Same here.

  368. Jonathan says:

    DeWitt looks like Todd Helton. Fortunately his OBP doesn’t.

  369. The BIG 3 says:

    9 hits and 9 walks in 8 innings, but only 3 runs scored, and no DP’s. This is entirely unacceptable.

  370. Bob Stone says:

    Reply fail – supposed to be reply to AaronGuile . . .

  371. AaronGuileWithASmile says:

    HighSocksForHope.com

    Not to be confused with RedSoxForFox.com, which is just an endless loop of Joe Buck talking about Johnny Damon’s grand slam

  372. TheLastClown says:

    Nunez has three E’s today if not for Teix.

  373. Esteban says:

    How many errors would Nunez have if Teix was a worse 1Bman

  374. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Tex saved Nunez from having 3(!!!) errors in the game

  375. CMP says:

    Gotta get Pena out there at SS for the 9th.

  376. nooooo not another double play! says:

    Damn Nunez

  377. Bob Stone says:

    The coaches need to teach Nunez how to make an accurate throw.

  378. Xstar7 says:

    “Nunez is anything but automatic at short.” Smartest thing Buck has said all day

  379. Cy Pettitte says:

    Lester gave up back to back lead off home runs to Weeks and Hart, that’s pretty cool.

  380. Xstar7 says:

    David Robertson is nasty.

  381. the tenth inning stretch says:

    D-Rob = beast.

  382. TheLastClown says:

    I just loooooove that hi-socked man.

  383. Ray the Anti-Handle says:

    Watching Robertson pitch is so much fun.

  384. Jetrer says:

    KRob is DGod

  385. Bob Stone says:

    Way to go Robertson.

  386. Ivan says:

    Just another day in the office for D-Rob.

  387. CMP says:

    Robertson hitting 95. If he ever gets his walks down, he’d be Mariano-like.

  388. MikeD says:

    Memo to Derek Jeter:

    Derek, relax and enjoy your recovery time down in Tampa. You are not Wally Pipp, and Eduardo Nunez is not Lou Gehrig. Your job awaits you when your calf is healthy.

    Signed, Fans

  389. Cy Pettitte says:

    fucking seagulls, how do they work?

  390. AaronGuileWithASmile says:

    So when Suzyn Waldman was talking about the magic substance that keeps the seagulls from landing on the field…that was BS I guess?

  391. AaronGuileWithASmile says:

    “That’s why my friends call me whiskers!”

  392. Esteban says:

    Wow Dempster’s impression of Harry Caray is 2nd only to Will Ferrell’s

    “If you were hotdog, would you eat yourself? “

  393. Adam says:

    Will Ferrell’s impersonation is still better…

  394. Jetrer says:

    I have to admit. Demster is spot on and funny.

  395. CMP says:

    Oh my god, Dempster is Hillarious

  396. Charles says:

    God I hate fox….I don’t care about a bad Harry Caray impression, show the game…

  397. Xstar7 says:

    Those seagulls get the assist for Cano’s double.

  398. Bob Stone says:

    Looked like one of the sea gulls might catch Robbie’s fly ball.

  399. Robinson Cano: Good at basebal

  400. Ryan says:

    Something tells me Buck and McCarver would rather be showing us youtube videos and laughing at them than announcing baseball.

  401. Bob Stone says:

    Can we please get an insurance run?

  402. Bob Stone says:

    Good eye Swish.

  403. MikeD says:

    And the Yankees have their 89th runner on today.

    Don’t check. It’s not quite that bad.

  404. MikeD says:

    Did they just go to an unannounced commercial break?

  405. Esteban says:

    10 hits and 10 walks and only 3 runs. Not an impressive performance thus far for the Yankees.

  406. Karl Krawfid says:

    More great situational hitting.

  407. Adam says:

    Third straight game without a home run…shouldn’t Buck be praising the Yankees offense now?

    • the tenth inning stretch says:

      It’s a lose-lose. If we homer, they say too many homers. If we don’t, suddenly we’re in a HR drought.

  408. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Just close your eyes when there’s RISP. It’ll probably work better.

  409. Esteban says:

    Well, at least they got a run in.

  410. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Thank you, Nunez.

  411. AaronGuileWithASmile says:

    Hell, I can live with one run.

  412. Karl Krawfid says:

    Nunez says shut up Karl.

    Swish sucks.

  413. Jetrer says:

    Nunez!!

  414. Xstar7 says:

    At least they got one run. Thank you Nunez for finally getting it done.

  415. Mike Axisa says:

    Yay Eduardo. And that’s four outs on the bases.

  416. MikeD says:

    A hit. Nice.

  417. tom says:

    4th out on the bases.

    But, saints be praised, a RUN!

  418. Rob says:

    why was swisher sent?

  419. teddy says:

    congrats to nunez, why not dickerson for swisher as a pinch runner

  420. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    FINALLY an insurance run

  421. Bob Stone says:

    At least we got a hit with RISP. Swish – Why push it like that? Probably the fault of the third base coach.

  422. Charles says:

    Anyone else notice swish running a little weird down the line from 3rd? He was also kinda slow getting up, we can’t afford anymore injuries :(

  423. nooooo not another double play! says:

    At least Nunez can hit

  424. dkidd says:

    don’t know if nunez will turn out to be a major league hitter, but the ball just explodes off his bat

  425. Jerome S. says:

    Sooo… are the base coaches suddenly bad? Or are the players just too gutsy? Or is it bad luck?

  426. nsalem says:

    Could this be the longest 4-2 game in baseball history? 3 hours and 40 minutes and still counting. Imagine how long Red Sox/Yankee games would be with no DH!!!!

  427. CMP says:

    Dickerson should have been running for Swisher.

  428. Bob Stone says:

    Let’s go Mo.

  429. Xstar7 says:

    That’s two 2001 world series game 7 references today.

  430. Bob Stone says:

    Great call by the ump as Martin couldn’t catch it and it hits the ump. Very odd play.

  431. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Looked like Johnson was trying to wear that one on his elbow pad, maybe he obscured Martin and Holbrook’s vision?

  432. MikeD says:

    Tie game? You wish you bastard.

  433. Cy Pettitte says:

    “and tie game”

    oh Joe.

  434. the tenth inning stretch says:

    TIE GAME! Oh, my bad.

    -Buck

  435. Kevin G. says:

    “Tie game!”

    Fail

  436. Mike Axisa says:

    Sheesh, good thing they scored the run.

  437. Bob Stone says:

    This can’t be happening.

  438. Mykey says:

    …But that was a strike out…

  439. Jimmy McNulty says:

    REED JOHNSON HAS TIED IT!!!!! Oh, one run game, beg your pardon. Fucking shitty baserunning better not cost this team a win.

  440. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Joe Buck FAIL there.

  441. AaronGuileWithASmile says:

    Joe Buck is a proud graduate of the Chip Caray school of broadcasting.

  442. dkidd says:

    joe buck is just the worst

  443. TheLastClown says:

    Damn, Bucky just coming out of his shoes at that HR.

  444. Karl Krawfid says:

    Fucking bullshit ump man.

  445. Mike Axisa says:

    Ugh, no mood for this.

  446. MikeD says:

    A HR and a single to not-great hitters. Let’s pull it together, Mo.

  447. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    The Cubs. This should be a lot of fun.

  448. the tenth inning stretch says:

    This is the most excited and vocal Buck’s been all game.

  449. tom says:

    If Mo blows this, it’ll be the ugliest game of the year.

  450. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    “And that’s why you should bunt more”

    -Joe Girardi

  451. nooooo not another double play! says:

    Joe buck wishes it was a tie game. What a dumbass

  452. Xstar7 says:

    What a turn of events

  453. AaronGuileWithASmile says:

    Yankees win!

    Now let’s never speak of it again.

  454. Greg says:

    YANKEES WIN

  455. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Wow, a check-swing strike 3 from the first-base ump to end it. When do you ever see that?

  456. Cy Pettitte says:

    we play barely good enough today, we win today. das it.

  457. nooooo not another double play! says:

    That insurance run was really impportant. Thank you Nunez

  458. Rob says:

    that was scary, cc’s pitching tomorrow, so we will probably score about 19 runs, that should be fun

  459. MikeD says:

    It wasn’t pretty, but it was a win. Perhaps they can hit ten HRs tomorrow just to feel better.

  460. the tenth inning stretch says:

    WHOA, how about Joe Buck’s lisptick in the “Stand up to cancer” commercial?

  461. Ivan says:

    Yankee’s Win, Theeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Yankee’s WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  462. nsalem says:

    Lets Go Brewers

    • nooooo not another double play! says:

      Brewers teeing off on Lester and of course those pesky red sox will either tie or take the lead…

  463. Greg says:

    What was wrong with this win? I didnt see any of it?

  464. tom says:

    This is one where you just say, Got the win, and then put it out of your mind. No one’s going to feel proud about how the game played out.

  465. Jeff says:

    I’m all for small ball and making things happen, but that was some major league piss-pore base running.

  466. The BIG 3 says:

    From 1973 to 2011, (requiring R=11, BB>=10 and GIDP=0), sorted by greatest R

    If I did that right, just 15 similar games since 1983, the last which was almost 20 years ago. It’s an historic day in ineptitude, folks.

    http://www.baseball-reference......ubmitter=1

    • The BIG 3 says:

      From 1973 to 2011, (requiring R=11, BB>=10 and GIDP=0), sorted by greatest R

      • The BIG 3 says:

        Heh.

        From 1973 to 2011, requiring R equal or less then 4,
        Hits equal to or greater than 11
        BB equal to or greater than 10
        GIDP equal 0
        Sorted by greatest R

        • The BIG 3 says:

          On 8-23-80 (heh, my birthday), Houston scored one run while accumulating 13 hits and 10 walks. They lost 0-1

          LMAO

  467. Carl says:

    That was such a scare. Hell, the last 4 innings was a scare. What an escape. Oh and, Fire Joe Buck.

    • Greg says:

      An escape? Apart from the two hits Mo gave up in the ninth, the Cubs didnt get on base against the bullpen.

  468. Justin says:

    Anyone watchin Extra Innings interview w/ AJ? Is that Wallace Matthews hanging over everyone like a creeper?

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