Game 74: More Rain

Colon throws off mound for first time since hamstring injury
Hughes Rehab Tour makes a stop in New Britain
(Photo Credit: Flickr user notladj via Creative Commons license)

The weather isn’t very good at the moment and there’s a chance tonight’s game will begin in a rain delay. It does look like there’s enough of a window to get this one in though, at least eventually. I suppose that’s better than nothing. Here’s the lineup…

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

A.J. Burnett, SP

Tonight’s game can be seen on YES locally or MLB Network nationally. Enjoy.

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Colon throws off mound for first time since hamstring injury
Hughes Rehab Tour makes a stop in New Britain
  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    They’re rolling out the A-lineup tonight. Hopefully we’ll be seeing the bad Ubaldo Jimenez.

    • Pat D

      A- lineup. Deduct points for Nunez.

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

        Well Derek Jeter isn’t available so..

      • TheLastClown

        At least Nunez hits 9th. I call a wash.

        • MannyGeee

          Nunez batting 9th >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Jeter leading off.

      • Dino Velvet

        I’m dreading Jeter’s return.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Ah, American League lineups.

  • TheLastClown

    I had this strange dream that the Yankees played a whole circuit of road games where…get this…the pitcher had to hit once every time through the lineup!

    I woke up in a cold sweat.

    • Pat D

      I hate to tell you, but…this actually happened!

  • YanksFan in MA

    Hughes opens game with 92 mph fastball (stadium gun).

    • YanksFan in MA

      1-2-3 inning. 2nd batter hit a decent shot to right field gap but it was tracked down.

    • YankeesJunkie

      That is definitively a good sign. If he can hit 91-94 when he is back he has a chance.

    • Nuke LaDoosh

      That’s Hughesy. Hate when they get names wrong.

  • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Matt Imbrogno

    Guys, did you know that Troy Tulowitzki wears #2 because he looked up to Derek Jeter?

    • Nuke LaDoosh

      I hear he smells like him too.

    • MikeD

      Yes. Well, I knew that Jeter was his favorite player. I don’t think I knew about the #.

      • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Matt Imbrogno

        I’m poking fun. Every time Tulo came to the plate or made a play the last time these two teams played, Kay made reference to that factoid.

        • MikeD

          I must have succeded in blocking Kay out during those games. If so, I wish I could figure out how again.

    • TheLastClown

      I thought it was because of the way he poops on the competition.

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist_7 Carlosologist

      Honestly, he plays like A-Rod. Just dominates his competition when hot.

    • Dino Velvet

      That Tulo has an edge.

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist_7 Carlosologist

    The Giambino returns to the Bronx tonight. Probably going to get his shit booed or something.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      I’ll bet you 40 billion dollars the opposite happens.

      • Pat D

        I raise you eleventy billion dollars.

        • The BIG 3

          You will lose. There is zero chance the man gets booed my more than a few drunken bums.

          • Pat D

            Oh, I guess I used the wrong terminology.

            I meant that I’d bet eleventy billion dollars he’ll get cheered.

            I don’t gamble or anything, so I’m not with the lingo.

            • The BIG 3

              Then we are in agreement!

            • TheLastClown

              One betting disc please….

  • Steve D

    just checked local radar. no rain. anyone know if game is gonna start on time?

  • Erica

    Hopefully there won’t be any storms at the game tonight. Some nasty stuff has been passing through Monmouth County for the last 90 minutes or so.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    I blame Ramiro Pena for this rain.

    FUCKIN ‘MIRO

  • TheLastClown

    Can we trade Melky (mesa) & some Internal Pitching Kid for Tulo?

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    as far as bad announcers go, Kay isn’t that bad.

    • Pat D

      I’ve never found Kay to be “bad” per se, just annoying at times.

      And if you think Kay is bad, just remember that you could be listening to Ken Harrelson or Joe Buck constantly.

      • Nuke LaDoosh

        i see your Hawk and Buck and raise you Bobby V and McCarver

        • Pat D

          You can’t raise play by play guys with analysts. That’s not fair!!

          Who am I supposed to raise now? Jim Rice and Dennis Eckersley when they’re in the NESN studio?

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

      Yeah, we could have Ken “Hawk” Harrelson

      • TheLastClown

        HIIIISSSSSSSSTORRRRRRRRRYYYY!!!!!

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

          STRETCH, YOU CANNN PUT IT ON THE BOARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRD, YES! YES!

          • Pat D

            You’ll have to kill me now.

    • The BIG 3

      Said after today’s RAB show.

      zing!

    • Mojo

      I’ve never ever had anything against Kay. Sterling, on the other hand, would occasionally get on my nerves with the routine pops being translated into, “It is high. It is far. It is . . . caught, in foul territory behind home plate.” Other than that, I love my NY announcers. I thank the pinstriped gods that I don’t have to listen to Remy what’s-his-face for the game feed. The Red Sox casts are deplorable and boring as hell. It’s a 3 hour nut suck with those two. I honestly don’t know what’s worse, McBuck/ESPN or the insufferable gangbang that NESN spews onto the screen each night . . .

      • Pat D

        Remy isn’t bad all the time. Orsillo, the play by play guy, is a fucking joke. I remember when the Red Sox were playing an interleague game last year, I think in Colorado, when Pedroia hit a big HR and he sounded like he was having an orgasm screaming “LASER SHOW!!!!!”

        Meanwhile, if an opposing player hits a HR of any kind at any point in the game, he makes it sound like it was a groundball to first.

        At least Kay will usually give the same HR call no matter who hits one.

        • Mojo

          Yeah. That’s exactly it. Kay (and whoever’s filling for him) will give the other team its due credit, which I totally respect, even if it is Kevin Youkilis hitting a bomb by way of Mo. You can tell the YES guys are legitimate Yankee fans but they never seem to display a biased perspective/calling.

        • TheLastClown

          Whatever beefs I have with Kay, he gets respect from me for that reason.

          At least the PbP guy should have some aura of objectivity.

  • Tut

    No Sterling tonight?

    • Pat D

      Really? Who’s calling it on radio then?

      • TheLastClown

        Broadcasterless real-time ingame sounds might be more informative than Sterling.

    • NJ_Andy

      Man, you totally got my hopes up there. I’m in Seattle with no YES.

  • Bob Stone

    I’m torn tonight between watching the Yankees on YES or the Barrett-Jackson Orange County Collector Car Auction on SPEED. Any other gear heads here tongiht that feel the same way?

  • TheLastClown

    MLBN has the YES casters doing the game!

    Being a Cali resident, I don’t get too many games on TV, and when I do I have to put up with awful casting.

    Never thought Kay+Flaherty would seem such a treat.

  • Bob Stone

    Good start AJ

  • Pat D

    Brett, don’t go trying to pad your UZR stats.

  • Greg

    Have we seen Jimenez before when we went to Colorado?

    • The BIG 3

      No, but he throws a lot of fastballs so he will be crushed.

  • TheLastClown

    I’m curious if BG would be a significant enough upgrade in CF to justify downgrading LF a bit.

    In other words, would switching the two of them be a net gain?

    • NJ_Andy

      Probably, yea. But not significant enough to make the swap and risk making them less comfortable. It’s not as if Granderson’s a poor CF.

      • TheLastClown

        Agreed. Nice that there is that OF flexibility though, in case something nasty happens.

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

    Oh well, it was a good at-bat Gardner.

  • James A

    Did you see the picture of Jon Daniels in Japan watching Yu Darvish’s start today? I’m thinking that if the Yankees are interested (which I’m sure they will be) they’re going to have some competition

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

      Of course they are.

      • TheLastClown

        Yeah, big love for the ‘Bino.

        • TheLastClown

          Effin reply fails.

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

    That dude with the one arm is awesome.

  • Pat D

    Wow, Kay afraid to mention the poor guy’s disability there…

  • Mojo

    So the Red Sox play the Padres and the Pirates. Cool, cool.

    • Greg

      Ah but these Pirates are different.

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

      The Yankees play the Mets six times.

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

      I was thinking the same thing

    • Pat D

      Yankees IL Schedule: vs. Mets, Colorado, Milwaukee; at Cubs, Cincinnati, Mets

      Red Sox IL Schedule: vs. Cubs, Milwaukee, San Diego; at Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Houston

      I think the Red Sox got it easier.

      • The BIG 3

        Not once you consider they lose Ortiz.

        • Pat D

          The Pirates are really not that good and the Astros suck ass. Even without Ortiz, they should be able to win at least 5 of those games.

  • nsalem

    14 pitches

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

    Oh wow, that was a great catch by that handicapped guy. I feel great for him.

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

    A-Rod is on FIYAH

  • Cy Pettitte

    seems as if Bad Ubaldo made the trip to NY

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

    A-Rod’s locked in.

  • nsalem

    love that decline

  • Cy Pettitte

    ewww wtf.

  • TheLastClown

    OOB!

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

    Cano just got BABIP fucked

  • Greg

    I dont know it looked close

  • NJ_Andy

    Pssh, obviously A-Rod’s an overpaid chump. It should have been a HR, but since he stopped juicing…

  • Karl Krawfid

    Cano should have hit it on da ground :(

  • Pat D

    Enough fucking outs on the basepaths, boys.

  • Hummingbird S.

    another baserunning mistake. at least it looks like bad Ubaldo

    • Matt

      The baserunning mistake in that inning was Teixeira, not A-Rod. He should have scored standing up on that ball the way Blackmon misplayed it in the corner. The only way he doesn’t score on that ball is if he cruises into 3rd instead of busting it all the way.

      • TheLastClown

        Maybe that’s true, but couldn’t there have been two mistakes?

        Do you really think ARod should stay that far off 2nd on a liner?

        • Matt

          The ball looked like it may be a base hit off the bat. Off of 2nd base you need to get the secondary lead to be able to score on those if they drop. Bad break, but if he’s standing there on 2nd base with no lead then that’s not great baserunning either.

          You can’t hold guys up all the time on the bases, when you can score them, send them. The over-cautiousness is killing them because a lot of these hitters press big time with that runner at 3rd and don’t get them home on outs.

          • TheLastClown

            No one’s saying hold them all the time. I’m saying hold them when the ball is in the air.

            Which is one of those ‘fundamentals’ we hear so much about.

            Also, have you noticed all the outs on the bases that have been made this year?

            This team has NOT been station-to-station.

        • Jetrer

          +1

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    Cano should really stop swinging at those pitches.

  • Greg

    no, good call

  • Pat D

    Tulo/Jeter reference. Drink!

    • Nuke LaDoosh

      done

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

    Crowd gives Giambi a nice hand.

  • Cy Pettitte

    jesus fucking christ.

  • Greg

    Welcome back Jason

  • Hummingbird S.

    memories..

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

    I can live with that. Good for you Jason.

  • Pat D

    Oof.

  • tom

    Did anyone not see that coming?

  • TheLastClown

    I’m not even mad.

    He’s like Teixeira w/ a worse glove.

    • http://twitter.com/Bismarck1872 Jerome S.

      Teixeira with a worse glove would be a top five First-Baseman.

      Giambi isn’t close to Teixeira’s bat, not anymore. In his prime? He was as good, maybe a bit better. Didn’t get to see him much, unsure.

      • TheLastClown

        I was just riffing on a recent-ish meme, where some troll was bagging on Teix for his low BA by saying he was:

        “Giambi w/ a better glove”

        Which obviously would not be an insult.

        • http://twitter.com/Bismarck1872 Jerome S.

          I’m fine with Teixeira hitting .250 – .270ish for the rest of his career, if it means his OBP stays > .380

          • TheLastClown

            Yeah obviously.

        • MannyGeee

          I would straight up blow a dude in exchange for being a ‘better fielding Giambi’….

          No homo, of course

  • MikeD

    Okay, lady Yankee fan, you can welcome him back, but you don’t have to cheer wildly when he hits a HR to tie the game.

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist_7 Carlosologist

    Giambi apparently missed the short porch. What a shot.

    • TheLastClown

      Yeah, he missed it by about 150 ft.

  • Esteban

    Well Mike kind of got his wish.

  • Greg

    Do I sense a trade coming?

    • Pat D

      Say what?

      • Greg

        It was in jest and was jsut a musing, but I just thought about that swing in our park again.

    • TheLastClown

      You sense a lot of things.

  • CBean

    I told AJ to just walk Giambi

  • Dino Velvet

    fat out of shape juiced drunk

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

    All right, let’s continue being patient against Ubaldo.

  • TheLastClown

    Very nice AB Swish.

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    tough pitch

  • Ben S

    Is anyone at least following the CWS? Hultzen has gone through 2 innings, faced 6 batters, and struck out all 6. He’s also only thrown 24 pitches.

  • http://twitter.com/Bismarck1872 Jerome S.

    Patience? Eduardo Nunez doesn’t know what you’re talking about!

  • Greg

    1-4 with RISP.

    • http://twitter.com/Bismarck1872 Jerome S.

      Second inning?

      I hope you’re just being sarcastic.

      • Greg

        I know, but Ubaldo could sttle down

    • TheLastClown

      BOSTON IS COMING!! BOSTON IS COMING!!!!!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Sooo I just started watching. I’m guessing from the comments that Giambi homered? And there’s been RISPFAIL?

    • TheLastClown

      Arod laced a double w/ RISP, & Teix may have missed an opportunity to score the 2nd run.

      Early yet, Ubaldo’s throwing a lot of pitches.

      And Giambi’s shot was mammoth. Nostalgic.

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

      Giambi hit one to the bleacher creatures. And in the first inning Cano lined out to the second basemen with runners on second and third. Then they left men on first and second in the last inning.

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    Pat D, I just killed the entire bottle

    • Pat D

      I’m proud of you.

  • Cy Pettitte

    walking the #9 hitter seems to be the trend with Yankee starters this year

  • NBStadium

    Hughes done after 3 1/3. Velo dropped to consistent 90-91 after the 2nd.

    • MikeD

      That’s still better than the consistent 88 he was at before hitting the DL. Seems like a short outing. Lots of pitches?

      • NJ_Andy

        “NB hitters fouled off ton of pitches in 4th inning. Phil hughes not putting them away. 27 pitches in fourth. He’s done. 3 1/3, 72 pitches.” @AmoreCourant

      • NJ_Andy

        “A decent, not overly encouraging outing by p. hughes. 3 1/3, 3 hits, 2 w, 3k. 72 pitches, 93 mph top, most 91. Commnd so-so, few swing-miss.”

        From the same source.

  • TheLastClown

    AJ Burnett is terrible.

    /FTLT bait’d

  • Jose the Satirist

    Francona lineup fail? He has Darnell McDonald batting 5th. Surely Varitek or even Scutaro have a better shot at producing in that spot than McDonald.

  • Hummingbird S.

    here we go with the meltdown..

  • Karl Krawfid

    God AJ sucks

  • Jetrer

    bad AJ strikes again

  • Karl Krawfid

    Yeah fastballs down the middle

  • Greg

    this could get very ugly

    • Esteban

      Thankfully it didn’t

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Bad AJ = BAD

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    2Low GIDP time

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

    Alright alright, one run is nothing.

  • Cy Pettitte

    crisis averted.

  • Greg

    Meltdown averted

  • TheLastClown

    Tulo really does look up to Jeter!!

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      I laughed

    • Monteroisdinero

      +1

  • Hummingbird S.

    great pitch and great turn!

  • nsalem

    maybe a tp

  • mt

    Aj meltdown averted (for now).

  • Mojo

    Okay. I’ve got to say it because I’m honestly starting to worry myself. Adrian Gonzalez appears to be other-worldly good. I don’t know if he’s on the hottest streak of his ultimate career or if he actually IS this insane. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again . . . He’s exactly what I thought Tex would be, who’s really just Giambi with a vastly superior glove, as others have pointed out. Why does it always seem that the Sox can pick up the perfect IMPACT players (Manny, Papi, Beltre, Bay, AGon, etc.) whereas the Yankees seem to miss more than they hit. Is it the Fenway effect or is the Boston front-office that much better than the Yankees? I know that I’m likely exaggerating the effect of AGon but HOLY FUCKING TESTICLES is he good. I just hope and pray to the baseball gods that he cools off sooner rather than later, but I honestly don’t think that he will . . . I think I’m more disappointed in Tex than I am scared (so to speak) about the former Padre.

    • nsalem

      Maybe I can get you his phone number and hook the two of you up.

    • Nuke LaDoosh

      Meh. He’s great, don’t get me wrong. But the Sox gave up lots of prospects for Martinez and then AGon, because they missed out on Tex.

    • James A

      ive seen holy, fucking, and testicles in the same sentence before, but im not sure if ive ever seen them in a row. bravo

      • TheLastClown

        ietc

    • TheLastClown

      Yes. He is awesome. It is true.

      Teix does not have to be better than AGon for the Yankees to win. An individual game, the division, or the WS.

      Suggestions: deep breaths, maybe get a massage, and use a paragraph break or two.

      It’ll all be ok. Bridge-jumping only lands you amidst the trolls.

      • Mojo

        It’s not bridge-jumping, per se, but I can’t help but to notice how good he is. I knew he was great in San Diego but it’s like Boston is actually bringing out the best in him, which in all honesty, is pretty friggin’ scary.

        • TheLastClown

          I felt like you were standing on the edge of the bridge, face pale, staring into the abyss, feeling a lack of options.

          That’s why I tried to pull you back. I’ll just throw things at those already down there.

    • lily

      gonzalez is def good and right now better than teix

    • Jose the Satirist

      Tex isn’t Giambi. Go lookup Giambi’s prime and get back to me.

      • MannyGeee

        I was going to say the same thing… 2002 Giambi definitely takes offense. THAT was other-worldly…

    • Jetrer

      yes, because Tex, ARod, Granderson, Matsui, Damon, etc have made no impact for the Yankees. They clearly were all misses

      • Mojo

        That wasn’t my point. Year in and year out Boston grabs players that seem to rape their opponents. I mean, you can attribute TWO World Series to two players that Boston picked up (steroids aside). Matsui was essentially a “rookie” and Damon was an impact bat that already passed through BeanTown. I’m just saying that the Red Sox appear to make the PERFECT move MORE SO than the Yankees, that’s all.

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

          When’s the last time they made a PERFECT move before Gonzalez?

          • Mojo

            Both Beltre and Bay were remarkable amidst the years they were under Boston’s control . . .

            • Jetrer

              again … bring good hitters into a bandbox, they are likely to put up big numbers

              • Mojo

                That’s why I mentioned the Fenway effect . . . Without even looking at their splits . . . I mean, who knows what A-Rod would’ve done in Boston, or, on the contrary, what a player like Pedroia would be anywhere else.

            • TheLastClown

              & they just shut everybody down w/ those brilliant signings of Smoltz/Penny, remember?

              • Mojo

                Those were garbage signings. Everyone knew that. I’m speaking more of bats than pitchers. Although, that brings up a separate point of how well they seem to develop their in-house hurlers . . .

            • OldYanksFan

              As it turns out, Dice-K was a historically bad signing… especially as he will miss a year mow.

          • MannyGeee

            Does the term “six aces” mean anything to you?

        • Jetrer

          I think its more that great players going to a bandbox are going to have a big jump in stats. Ortiz and Beltre were the only ones that were really better than expected. The others were already established big hitters moving to a bandbox that suited their hitting styles well.

        • TheLastClown

          ‘Rape’ isn’t really the best synonym for ‘succeeds at a high rate against’

          imnsho

          P.S. in case you forgot:

          Sox – 12 AL pennants, 7 WS titles

          Yankees – 40 AL pennants, 27 WS titles

          Yankees win the ‘MORE PERFECT MOVES’ award.

          • Mojo

            In the past 10 or so years is what I’m referring to.

            • TheLastClown

              & I’m encouraging you to take a more long-form perspective.

              • Mojo

                The Sox are a completely different team than what they were 15-90+ years ago

                • TheLastClown

                  So are the Yankees.

            • CP

              In the past 10 or so years is what I’m referring to.

              Yankees from 2001-2010: 973-644, 7 AL East Titles, 9 Playoff Appearances, 3 AL Penants, 1 WS Title

              Red Sox from 2001-2010: 924-695, 1 AL East Title, 6 Playoff Appearances, 2 AL Penants, 2 WS Titles

              So, the Yankees have averaged about 5 more wins per year. They’re much more consistent about making the playoffs, and crush the Red Sox in winning the AL East. The only thing the Red Sox have going for them is that they went 2-0 in the WS while the Yankees went 1-2.

              I’d say the Yankees win the last 10 years pretty handily.

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

    There you go AJ, there you go. If your’re listening FTLT, I BELIEVED IN HIM THE WHOLE TIME.

    • first time lawng time

      I’m so proud of you!!

  • lily

    even though he got tulo to gidp, still looks like bad aj has shown up tonight. AND PLEASE no more bad base running, shit is ridiculous

  • Pat D

    Lester just walked Maholm.

    Giggity.

  • The BIG 3

    Tulo SUCKS! Replace him with Gardner, pronto! Too old, too entitled. Who cares if the clubhouse takes a hit, he’s just not getting the job done lately!

    • TheLastClown

      …and I thought we had the good shit in Cali.

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

    Great at-bat Grandy. DONT SCREW UP THIS RALLY TEIXEIRA YOU GIAMBI WITH A BETTER GLOVE!

  • Slugger27

    dont think ive ever seen legends this full for a non-boston regular season game

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      The Giambi Effect

      • Slugger27

        come for the golden thong, stay for the stache.

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

    OMG SMART BASERUNNING

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

    Nice job, Curtis. x2

    • TheLastClown

      .3?

      • TheLastClown

        arg, supposed to be x3…

  • Greg

    Productive outs

  • Sheepmeister

    So if Grandy would have been tagged out at any of those plays, SB, sac fly, sac fly, we all would have called it bad baserunning, so does that mean the only difference between bad baserunning and good baserunning is throws by the defense?

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

      shhhhh, you’re ruining the narrative

    • Greg

      That and for flyballs where the ball is caught

    • Jetrer

      none of those would have been bad baserunning even if he was out.
      Jimenez is easy to run against, so it makes sense to try to steal even if they won’t all be successful. Both sac flies were fairly obvious go’s.

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

    That splitter is not fair.

  • TheLastClown

    Wow that was a dirty change.

  • Ivan

    Hmmm that trivia question seem rather easy.

    Helton
    Walker
    Castillo
    Gallaraga?

    • Pat D

      Castilla and Bichette, not Galarraga.

      • Ivan

        Yikes, major spelling fail on my part.

      • Ivan

        I was thinking Bitchette.

  • Jonathan Harker

    Why doesn’t AJ throw Giambi the hook.

  • James A

    I can’t wait to bounce my grandkids on my lap and tell them about the dueling no-hitter going on in Philadelphia right now between Guillermo Moscoso and Vance Worley

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    That was better, AJ

  • Ivan

    Ugh come on AJ.

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

    Frickin’ AJ

  • Hummingbird S.

    somebody better start warming up cause AJ is not going to last much longer

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Wow, AJ

  • Ivan

    As an infielder, I mean that has to be scary no, especially when the infield is playing.

  • Cy Pettitte

    #9 hitter, throw strikes moron.

  • Greg

    Meldown immenent?

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Why can’t we get the 9 hitter out???

  • Matt

    Burnett has become incredibly predictable tonight. He’s totally abandoned the changeup and refuses to throw offspeed when he’s behind in the count. Hitters have been sitting on his fastball and he’s not getting ahead in the count so they can look for it.

    He has to try throwing something else in these hitters’ counts, because his location is simply not good enough to challenge these hitters.

  • Pat D

    He’s getting really annoying now.

  • Ivan

    This is getting a little scary

  • first time lawng time

    Guys, chill. AJ will style down and pitch well the rest of the game after this inning.

    • Ivan

      Ha.

    • Jetrer

      can I smoke some of what you’re smoking??

  • mt

    He is missing location side to side like he did last year.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    AJ is my ideal Game 1, 4, and 7 starter in a World Series.

    • Cy Pettitte

      for the other team?

    • mt

      For th losing team?

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      FTLT’d

  • OldYanksFan

    OldPoll Trivia Question:
    Jason posted a line of: .260 .404 .521 .925, 143 OPS+ as a Yankee.
    Aside from ARod’s 147 OPS+, who was the last player with a better Yankee OPS+ then Giambi?

    • Pat D

      Mantle?

      • OldYanksFan

        Yes… but NOT the most recent.
        And Mickey’s career OPS+?
        Fucking ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY TWO!

        • Pat D

          Sheffield?

          • OldYanksFan

            135. Not quite.

            • Pat D

              Teix.

              • OldYanksFan

                133 so far.
                Think Big!

                • Pat D

                  I give up.

                  • OldYanksFan

                    Think candy bar.

                    • Pat D

                      Next guess, actually.

        • OldYanksFan

          And doesn’t that demonstrate that Mantle was in another universe!

    • The BIG 3

      Glenallen Hill

      • OldYanksFan

        At 175… yes. But over 40 games? That ain’t a career.
        Anyone else?

        • The BIG 3

          Well, you didn’t specify so I obviously sought the least likely correct answer.

          Which Hill is. What is your question’s qualifications?

          • OldYanksFan

            Well… you are technically correct…. but someone who you might say actually had a Yankee ‘career’.

            How about at least 2000 AB.

            • Jetrer

              so then Tyler Clippard doesn’t count … damn

            • The BIG 3

              Winfield?

              • The BIG 3

                Oh, shit. Reggie!

                • OldYanksFan

                  BINGO! 148 OPS+ to Jason’s 143. Good company, eh?

                  • The BIG 3

                    I’d say so.

              • OldYanksFan

                Loved Winfield. 134 OPS+. We forget just how good Jasons’s bat was with the Yankees.

                • Pat D

                  Winfield > Mattingly.

                  But that’s like a blasphemous statement.

                  • OldYanksFan

                    Only because Donnie hurt his back.

                    • Pat D

                      Well I’m referring to his whole career. Mattingly wouldn’t have touched Winfield career vs. career even without his injury.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Wil Nieves. Stupid question.

      • Pat D

        Of course. How did I not see it?

  • Jonathan Harker

    Take him out immediately and bring in Wade.

  • MannyGeee

    ZOMG MANUFACTURED RUN!!!!!!!

  • Matt

    Why won’t AJ throw the curveball? His mechanics are off and so is his fastball location, but he’s not making any adjustments and trying to go to his other pitches.

    • Matt

      There we go, but that was an 0-1 count. If he did that more often in all of his 1-0 counts maybe he’d get them out in front and get an easy ground ball instead of laying it in there and getting torched.

  • mt

    5 walks and 1 strikeout – ugh!

  • Greg

    Meltdown averted again

  • stupiod guy thoughts

    hmmmmmmmmmm giambi and ortiz both raking again? i think roids are back.

    • The BIG 3

      What’s worse, ARod (138 OPS+) is delivering their shipments.

  • Ivan

    After this inning, im taking AJ out of the game. There is no way you can bring him in to pitch the 5th.

    • Greg

      If he gets into trouble in the fifth, then take him out.

      • Ivan

        No way. Better take him out early, than later.

  • first time lawng time

    Nice job, AJ!

    Now he will settle down. Don’t worry.

    Hopefully the offense will score some runs.

    • TheLastClown

      There you are!

      • first time lawng time

        Now that I’m back , I expect a bounceback from AJ. If not, I’ll get over it.

  • Stratman9652

    My life flashed before my eyes on that ground ball to Nunez.

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

    At least he only gave up one run. Now let’s get to work on Ubaldo.

  • mt

    Strike out the guy with the .286 OBP

  • Greg

    Ubaldo’s settling down…

    • Hummingbird S.

      yeah, with a lot of help from the HP ump

      • Greg

        Agreed, but he is also starting to get that splitter over.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      …with help from the HP ump

    • Matt

      Not really. Got the benefit of a terrible call there, and is still laboring to get every hitter out. If not for the lucky line drive right at the 2B, Jimenez would not be very long for this game.

  • MannyGeee

    So AJ Burnett gives me the agora, ion the worst goddam way.

    • MannyGeee

      Auto correct just fucked me up there… Agita

    • TheLastClown

      ??

      • MannyGeee

        My bad. Trying the RAB thing on the iPad tonight. So far, not a fan.

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

    AJ Burnett doesn’t get that call

    • first time lawng time

      I know.

      Poor thing. =(

    • MannyGeee

      That’s b/c AJ throws that pitch over the batters head….

  • Hummingbird S.

    way outside, and he has been calling that a ball all night long… awful call

  • Jonathan Harker

    He’s had a tight zone all night and he calls that shit. Ridiculous.

  • Matt

    Great time to call that pitch in the other batter’s box for the first time all night. Disgraceful.

  • PhillyMatt

    I effing hate umpires!

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

      What? Who doesn’t love the beauty and grace of their punch outs? That’s why people pay to see the games after all.

      • Mickey Scheister

        Or called strike three over the brown of the plate.

      • first time lawng time

        I don’t know about you, but that sure is why I go to Yankee Stadium.

      • PhillyMatt

        Only if your Officer Frank Drebin in Naked Gun

  • MannyGeee

    ubaldo has been the textbook definition of ‘effectively wild’ tonight

  • Greg

    There’s that splitter.

  • Kostas

    I juts love listening to the Rockies TV crew. Seriously, pointless. Like giving Waldman the lead

  • Greg

    Nunez is getting better at those throws to Mark.

    • Monteroisdinero

      Experience=confidence=improvement

      • The BIG 3

        Experience=confidence=improvement=upside=still sucks

  • tom

    Jimenez’s best inning, and it still cost him 16 pitches. Unless they’re willing to push him to 120-130 pitches, he should have a short outing.

    Of course, Burnett still has to keep the Yankees in the game.

  • Cy Pettitte

    fucking AJ

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

    Fucking AJ

  • Pat D

    Curses.

  • Greg

    Well get him out

  • MannyGeee

    Yuck. Fantasy happy… yankee mad….

  • Kostas

    God I can’t stand that mullet wearing red neck.

    • MannyGeee

      Ok you’re gonna have to be more specific….

      • Kostas

        Tulo.

  • Jetrer

    yeah, good idea leaving him in until he got in trouble. Why keep it a one run game?
    In other words, get this fucking stiff out of the game!

  • Erica

    UGH. AJ. You’re better than this.

    • Tut

      No he’s not

      • first time lawng time

        Yes he is.

        Erica is BelievingTM. I’m proud of her.

  • Jonathan Harker

    Live by the belt high fastball, die by the belt high fastball. Throw your hook, AJ. Or relive him right now.

  • Ivan

    Like seriously, AJ should of been taking out of this game like a minute ago.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    at least it wasn’t Giambi…

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

    What? Tulo’s cheapie home run is the Cold Hard Blast and not Giambi’s moonshot?

  • Mickey Scheister

    Tulo is good at baseball.

  • Matt

    Again, WHY WON’T HE THROW THE DAMN CURVEBALL?

    Every hitter that he falls behind, he continues to challenge them, but he has NO FASTBALL LOCATION.

    This lineup is full of power hitters. Is Burnett stupid or something? Incredible.

    • Matt

      And then he goes and just lays it in there on 3-2 to the guy that took him deep earlier. Incredible. Terrible pitch sequences all game long.

  • first time lawng time

    Guys, it’s only a 2 run deficit…not insurmountable.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Yes it is. We’ve never come back from a 2 run deficit before.

      • Esteban

        EVAR!!!!

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

        NEVAH!!1!1!11!!

  • Sheepmeister

    I think part of the problem is AJ has to throw a belt high fastball to get a called strike from this ump

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      The ump is trash, but I think you’ll agree that the main part of the problem is that AJ is just a terrible pitcher.

  • Mickey Scheister

    This Ump is awful.

  • Ivan

    AJ has nothing tonight. Take him out!!!!

  • Jonathan Harker

    We should see what it takes to trade Posada for Giambi.

    • MannyGeee

      A miracle???

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

      That doesn’t make any sense. If it doesn’t take Posada then it takes … ?

      • Jonathan Harker

        What else it would take I meant. We’ll eat Jorge’s salary.

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

          Posada’s not going to approve the trade anyway.

  • MannyGeee

    Wow. This is getting tough to swallow. AJ is mediocre at best tonight

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Wow. This is getting tough to swallow. AJ is mediocre at best tonight

  • Jetrer

    seriously, how bad does he have to suck to take him out??

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    Tex…Giambi with a better arm

    • MannyGeee

      Or glove… Or something.

    • Esteban

      And a better glove. And Giambi was a great hitter with the Yankees, when healthy. Is that supposed to be a bad thing?

      • Nuke LaDoosh

        nope, not a bad thing. the better glove thing has been discussed ad nauseum tonight. the better arm thing, not so much. Giambi could never make the throw to second effectively.

        • Jetrer

          Giambi throwing to second = Cervelli throwing to second

        • Esteban

          Oh, ok gotcha.

  • Reggie C.

    If AJ can end this inning at 4-2 bring him out for another frame …

    damn. pastadivingAROD…

    • Ivan

      Hell No.

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

        YES! WE’RE GONNA GET SOME LENGTH OUT OF THIS MOTHERFUCKER!

        • Reggie C.

          haha. yeah, thats what i am thinking.

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

    pastadivingA-Rod

  • Monteroisdinero

    Tex saved that run.

  • first time lawng time

    AJ, just throw strikes. You can do it. God. He’s kind of an idiot sometimes.

    • MannyGeee

      Aren’t all men sometimes though, really??

      /girltalk’d

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

        Actually everyone is sometimes. BOOM

  • Greg

    Got to score at least two next inning for fear of rain

  • MannyGeee

    Who s the Rox’ first base coach? Because he looks like a young Bernie Mac!

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Manny,

      You don’t recognize? Former Yankee great Glenallen Hill.

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        I asked Axisa to feature Glenallen on one of those obscure Yankee player open threads but he never did :(

      • MannyGeee

        Holy shit snacks! I didn’t! Wow… I suck.

        But point still stands. He looks a LOT like Bernie Mac

  • Pat D

    Oakland finally got a hit. Matsui doubled.

    • Pat D

      And now the Phillies have a hit. So much for that.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    It’s kind of terrifying how good Jimenez is even when he isn’t at full velocity, and he isn’t locating his fastball.

    There’s a ton of movement on that two seamer.

  • Pat D

    Kay: Long set…too long.

    My dad: That’s what she said.

    • Mickey Scheister

      Is your dad TSJC?

      • Pat D

        No. I was just watching an Office TWSS compliation on YouTube.

    • MannyGeee

      I want to buy ur old man a beer

  • first time lawng time

    OMG there are so many hateful AJ comments. I can’t even handle it.

    There’s a double standard. Nobody flips when CC throws a stinker or Rivera blows a save.

    Quit drinking the haterade. (although you all are perfectly entitled to your opinions)

    • Cy Pettitte

      are we really comparing AJ to CC and Mo?

    • Jonathan Harker

      Because CC and Mariano have a track record of being consistent. They aren’t comparable to AJ.

    • Jetrer

      Bad AJ shows up a lot more often than bad CC or bad Mo. Mo and CC are elite pitchers and have been for their careers. AJ is not and has not been.

    • Nuke LaDoosh

      please don’t ever basterdize a perfectly wonderful hydrating beverage like Gatorade again.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      On the one hand, CC and Rivera have earned the right to have a bad outing every so often. AJ consistently abuses that right.

      On the other hand, we all knew what we were getting into when the Yankees signed Burnett. He’s inconsistent, but he’s come up big in important spots for us and he’s having a pretty good year so far. You’ve gotta take the bad with the good.

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

      Because when CC throws a stinker or Mariano blows a save, it’s an oddity. We let it slide because USUALLY those guys are dominant. You can’t say that about AJ anymore.

    • first time lawng time

      Lol so many responses!

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

        Because you can’t compare AJ Burnett to CC Sabathia. And definitely not to Mariano Rivera.

        • first time lawng time

          Haha yeah, I jut wanted to see how people would respond.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    The fact that Nunez’s helmet stayed on was a dead giveaway that he wasn’t gonna make it.

  • Jonathan Harker

    Down 2 runs with our biggest HR hitter at the plate and Girardi tries to play small ball again.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      That’s just searching for something to complain about. In fact, based on what we know about Girardi, the decision to steal probably didn’t come from the dugout.

      Jimenez can’t hold runners to save his life, and Nunez is supposed to be a base stealer. I’ve got no problem with trying to take second there. Colorado guessed right. Shit happens.

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

    You played right into their hands Eduardo

  • Hummingbird S.

    as usual, the yankees are putting on a clinic at the basepaths..

  • Pat D

    Monday’s off day will be used for a baserunning clinic.

    If it is not, then fire Girardi.

  • Kostas

    Losing to the Rockies >>>>>>>>>>>>swept by Boston.

    • MannyGeee

      Didn’t we get swept by the Rox last time we faced them? Where does that rank?

      • Kostas

        I can’t stand the Rockies. Having to hear about them daily in the context that they are a legitimate team is near unbearable. Being at a game is like the Yankees playing “Cotton-Eyed Joe” between innings, every single inning. Fan base is fickle – Chardonnay drinking mentality but sipping on Coors Light – Randy Levine would be so proud.

        So getting swept by the Rockies, top 5 embarrassing moment for the Yankees. Completely unacceptable.

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

          I don’t even remember the last time they faced the Rockies. Top five embarrassing moment? Hardly. Who cares about a regular season sweep.

          • MannyGeee

            All I remember is tulo RAKED that series. and for what it’s worth, you also just described the sox fan base post 2003…

  • Sheepmeister

    I was legitimately suprised the ump didn’t call the pitchout a strike

  • Greg

    What was wrong with the baserunning. Colorado got a lucky guess. that’s all

  • first time lawng time

    This ump SUCKSSSSSSS!!!

    Also, Ubaldo is throwing shit. The fact that the offense only has 2 runs is kinda sad.

    • Greg

      Its not shit. Its movement.

    • Ivan

      Your acting like Ubaldo is some shitty pitcher. Dude is like one of the hardest guys to hit square the bat on in baseball when he’s on.

      • Esteban

        It’s FTLT, can’t expect much, if her favorite pitcher is AJ.

        • first time lawng time

          Lol Robertson is actually my favorite. I like CC, too. I just like AJ and hate that’s everyone hates him.

      • first time lawng time

        But he isn’t on tonight. That’s my point. He’s walking guys and giving up hits, but the Yankees have only scored 2 runs.

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

          Well, they ARE facing Ubaldo Jimenez.

  • MannyGeee

    THATS HOW U STEAL A BASE!!!!! Fuck you gardner

  • sangreal

    Second steal of the game? Didn’t Granderson steal second and third earlier?

    • MannyGeee

      Nope. Moved up on a sac, and scored on another, no?

  • Cy Pettitte

    change up strike 3

    don’t ever change Teix.

  • Kostas

    Tex cannot hit a change up. Almost see that coming.

    • MannyGeee

      You know who else couldnt hit a change up, but with a worst glove??

      Giambi…

    • Monteroisdinero

      If Tex cannot hit a changeup he should have the discipline to let it go by for a ball.

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

        If only it was that simple.

  • Greg

    Ubaldo has officialy settled down.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      But he’s had to throw a lot of pitches, and the Rox aren’t run by Nolan Ryan.

      • Greg

        Colorado’s bullpen is very good however. Did you read the series preview?

        • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

          Keep it within 1-2 runs. Huston Street gives up lots of homers.

          • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

            That was also in the series preview

    • Jonathan Harker

      He’s almost at 100 pitches though so we have made him work. Get him out of the ballgame next inning and we’ll have a good shot against their pen if we can keep it at 2.

      • Greg

        Read the series preview. Colorado’s bullpen is good.

    • Matt

      Why do you keep saying this?

      He’s had to throw 20 pitches in nearly every inning of this game and is having a ton of trouble finishing off the hitters. They’ve had baserunners on in every inning except the 4th, in which he got a K on a 3-2 pitch in the other batter’s box.

      Jimenez hasn’t settled in. If not for a few incredible breaks, he’d have 4 or 5 runs on his ledger.

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

    What the fuck was that Tex?

    • Pat D

      He looks a bit lost.

      • Pat D

        At times, I mean.

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

          No kidding

  • Esteban

    Just a random question: Did anyone catch “Wilfred” on FX last night? If so, thoughts?

    • Rainbow Connection

      You need someone to tell you what to think?

      • Esteban

        I don’t know how you got that from my question.

      • Pat D

        I do. That’s why I watch Fox News.

  • wow

    at least Ubaldo is at 97 pitches…

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Some of you guys seriously need to chill out.

    It’s not like it’s easy to get the good part of the bat on the ball against Jimenez, even when he doesn’t have his best stuff.

  • Jetrer

    why the hell is AJ still pitching??

    • Nuke LaDoosh

      Joe is getting length out of him on an off night

  • MannyGeee

    LOL at the Outback conversation…

    • Nuke LaDoosh

      bloomin’ hysterical

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Dear Michael Kay,

    I don’t give a shit about Outback Steakhouse.

    Sincerely,
    Everybody watching YES

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

      You’d think differently if you ever had some those bloomin’ onions.

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

        *of those

      • Pat D

        I’ve never been enthralled with Outback when I’ve been there for some reason. Probably because I’m too used to Lone Star.

        • Esteban

          I’d say Outback is one of the better chain restaurants out of Applebees, Chilis, and the like.

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

          I don’t even remember the last time I went to Lone Star. I like the Outback Steakhouse, although I have to say the appetizers are probably the best part.

          • Nuke LaDoosh

            all you can eat brazilian steakhouses trump outback and lone star…like Fogo De Chao (which is portuguese for Feed Me A Cow.)

    • Esteban

      Put another shrimp on the barbie mate! And wash it down with some Foster’s

      #thingstheyneversayinAustralia.

  • Monteroisdinero

    AJ sees Boone warming up and says-“the hell with that”

  • Skip

    Hey look at that 2 seamer. The fat ghost of Bartolo Colon has taught AJ something.

    • Skip

      P.S. is that a pitch AJ usually throws? That tailing 2-seamer on the inside corner to lefties?

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    LOL

  • MannyGeee

    Wow. At least AJ Has the opportunity to go for the elusive 4k inning.

  • http://twitter.com/Bismarck1872 Jerome S.

    The Yankees are getting no calls tonight, not a single one.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Nice play by Nunez

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    That would’ve been an out if Nunez had gone for the swipe tag instead of getting his helmet.

    • Jetrer

      the short hop forced his glove up … not his fault

      • AaronGuielWithASmile

        Upon watching the replay, you’re right.

  • MannyGeee

    Looked like the throw beat him there… Bad tag?

    • sangreal

      bad call

  • Monteroisdinero

    As usual, the comatose Girardi doesn’t argue.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      1) Girardi argues all the time

      2) What possible good could arguing that call have done?

      Honestly, some people just need to complain.

    • Stratman9652

      Really dropped the ball there. He could have probably convinced them to check the replay… oh, wait…

  • Kostas

    Funny. Someone said A line up tonight. If so, this does not bode well for the Yankees.

    • Esteban

      What? How so? Because the ‘A’ lineup hasn’t scored tons of runs so far this game?

      • Kostas

        Just no energy tonight. Ubaldo is not throwing that well and they are bailing him out… See Tex’s last two AB’s. See Robbie’s 5th inning AB – clearly he sprinted out of the box. Things like that.

        Plus I hate the fucking Rockies. So anytime the Yankees suck ass against them is pisses me off.

  • Greg

    He was out by an inch at best. That was a tough one so, I wont blame the umpire.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Good AJ lives!

  • Greg

    Where has this been AJ?

  • Jonathan Harker

    Where was that AJ all game?

  • Cy Pettitte

    4Ks in one inning, how the hell did he give up 4 runs with that stuff, lol.

  • Monteroisdinero

    The Boone Logan factor! Warm him up every inning. We finally found a way he can contribute.

  • Stratman9652

    If anyone can get 4 strikeouts and a wild pitch in one inning its AJ.

    • MannyGeee

      Shit, he was another bad bounce away from going for a 5th K…

  • Matt

    What a shock that when AJ starts using his curve he all of a sudden looks like a major league pitcher again?

    It’s not like I’ve been saying this for the last 3 innings when he proceeded to blow the tie and give up a tack on run?

    Nice to see him finally make the adjustment, but what took so long?

    • Greg

      Why didn’t you call up Girardi and tell him this stuff earlier?

    • Jetrer

      he forgot to check your RAB comments from the dugout

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    4K’s for AJ. FTLT must be thrilled.

    • first time lawng time

      I am. Not gonna lie.

  • MannyGeee

    FOUR K’S IN AN INNING. HIIIIIIIIIIISSSSSSSSSTOOORYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!

    /Hawk’d

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist_7 Carlosologist

    Four strikeouts in an inning for AJ. A testament to his wildness, haha.

  • It’sATarp

    4K’s and 5 outs

  • Kostas

    During the 3rd inning, Colorado TV announcers stated the following “The Yankees clearly underestimate the power of Chris Nelson. Look at how shallow they are playing.”

    1. Lack of understanding of the speed of Granderson and Gardner to go back on a ball.
    2. Lack of understanding that tonight balls hit into the HR alley are jumping off the ball – see Tulo’s HR.
    3. False faith that Chris Nelson has real power rather than Coors Field power.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    So…any chance the offense stops sucking?

    • MannyGeee

      Tomorrow…

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

    Take a fucking pitch, Robinson.

  • mt

    Cano first pitch swinging

  • Greg

    Jimenez is pitching the seventh now.

  • first time lawng time
  • Cy Pettitte

    he’s at 97 pitches, how about working the count so he can’t pitch the 7th, idiots.

  • MannyGeee

    Holy shit! ubaldo might get out of this inning on less pitches than what AJ hung for K’S last inning.

  • Matt

    Brilliant Yankees hitters once again find a way to blow all of their hard work to run up the guy’s pitch count by hacking away early in the count.

    When you have a guy on the verge of coming out of the game, why would you go up there and hack at the first or second pitch, especially when he falls behind in the count?

    Now they may run him back out there for another inning. Guys have to be aware of the game situation here.

    • It’sATarp

      Arod hit it hard on a very hittable pitch. I have no clue what the fuck cano was doing trying tp pull a pitch 5 inches outside.

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

      MATT IS IN THE HOUSE!

      • Matt

        I’ve been here all night. Of course, you only show up to try to stir up trouble with your completely pointless response.

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

          I’m the one who only shows up to try to stir up trouble? You’re the one who seems to only post comments when the Yankees are losing as if to vent your frustrations. You have to understand that the Yankees are facing one of baseball’s elite #1 starting pitchers. They had their chances early but didn’t capitalize, and then Ubaldo settled down which good pitchers do. And THE GAME ISN’T OVER YET. Chill out.

  • tom

    It sometimes feels like the team gets together and says, Hey, this pitcher’s approaching his limit — everyone swing at the first pitch.

  • Greg

    He has settled in.

  • wow

    c’mon…

  • tom

    At least Swish made him throw a few.

    • Monteroisdinero

      He’s good at that.

  • Hummingbird S.

    another one out of the zone that the ump calls a strike.. fucking disgrace

  • Sheepmeister

    i think i could drive my car through the strike zone jimenez is getting tonight

  • Monteroisdinero

    Swish can only hit a fb.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Well that sucked.

  • http://twitter.com/Bismarck1872 Jerome S.

    strike zone wtf…

    seriously, robot umps robot umps robot umps.

    I’ve seen so much inconsistent umpiring recently, this “human variable” is a disservice to the fans.

  • Matt

    Such predictable AB’s from the Yankees. Every hitter looking for the fastball, and he didn’t throw a single one in the entire inning. Great plate discipline, now you get him for another inning.

  • It’sATarp

    that was a pretty high strike call

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    what? 2Lo idolizes DJ?

  • Monteroisdinero

    lamp black in night games? Even Swish doesn’t do that from RF.

  • MannyGeee

    Another tulo/Jeter reference. I am gonna need more beer

    • Kostas

      Tulo was just given the Rockies broadcast “Extraordinary Play” for his HR. Really? If he is the God they make him out to be, is a solo shot that great?

      Giambi’s was far more impressive.

  • Kostas

    Can’t wait to see the complete game snapshot of this umpires zone.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Logan for Giambi

    oh lord.

    • Hummingbird S.

      Giambi is crushing one out of the stadium

      • Nuke LaDoosh

        oh ye of lots of common sense, but little faith

  • It’sATarp

    Well this is still progress…old Bad AJ would have given up 6+ runnings…

  • MannyGeee

    bring in Logan to face Giambi huh… Wasn’t the first HR enough?

    Great times

  • wow

    HBP

  • Monteroisdinero

    AJ goes back to the dugout and SHREDS the binder.

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    Bad AJ gave a good start. When CC does that “we say that’s what aces do when they don’t have their best stuff…” well actually, we don’t but Leiter does.

  • Matt

    Leave in Burnett all night when he’s been all over the place and on the verge of blowing it every inning.

    Take him out once he’s finally settled in and is mowing down the hitters, with little sign of tiring. To bring in BOONE LOGAN.

    Thanks, Girardi.

    • Greg

      You cant have it both ways.

      • Pat D

        I can.

      • Matt

        That’s not even close to what I’m saying. Please read the post before you respond to it.

        • Pat D

          I read it. Seems to me that you were upset he didn’t come out and then upset that he did come out.

          • Matt

            Umm, no.

            I’m pointing out the obvious contradiction in the managerial decision.

            I never said he should have come out earlier. If you were leaving him in though through all of that, why were you so quick to pull the hook once he finally started pitching well and had shown no signs of fatigue?

            • Matt

              The idea being that if you left in him for so long hoping he would pull it together, why give up on him right when he does?

              If you had so little faith in him then, why did you have so much earlier? Very inconsistent.

              • Pat D

                Because it was the third or fourth inning and a smart manager doesn’t kill his bullpen the first game of a three game series, that’s why.

                And because he sucked against Giambi tonight. Yea, Logan sucks, too, but that’s the chance you take.

                • Matt

                  Giambi hit one mistake pitch. How has he “sucked against him all night.”

                  It’s easy to make up the justification after the fact, but it’s very obvious that it was a strange move to make given the way he let the game play out before.

                  If Burnett was being taken out because of performance against the hitter, then why was he left in to face Tulowitzki who homered off of him as well the other way to right?

                  • Pat D

                    Giambi also walked and singled.

                    But I see there is no point arguing with you. So go away.

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

                    You’re writing off the mistake pitch as a fluke. Burnett specializes in mistake pitches.

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

      Giambi’s reached all three times against Burnett.

      • Jetrer

        don’t try to use logic with Matt. It will only result in another essay post.

      • Matt

        Everyone was reaching base against Burnett in the first 4 innings of this game. If you were going to take him out now, why didn’t you take him out earlier when he had nothing?

        Burnett had started locating his offspeed stuff in the last few innings, and Giambi hit his home run on a 2-0 fastball. The walks were obvious pitch around at bats, not really that hard earned.

        • Jetrer

          “Everyone was reaching base against Burnett in the first 4 innings of this game”
          umm no. Giambi was the only batter not retired in the first 2 innings.

          • Matt

            Giambi hit a horrible, 2-0 mistake pitch for a home run, and was very obviously pitched around twice.

            It’s not like Burnett got burned on an outside corner fastball at the knees.

            Tulowitzki hit a home run off of Burnett too. Why didn’t you take him out to start the inning?

            It had nothing to do with Burnett and everything to do with Girardi’s unholy lefty-lefty obsession. An obvious contradiction, but of course anything which disagrees is always wrong in the eyes of some posters.

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

              I would have taken him out before the inning, definitely. He’s been teetering on the edge all night.

            • Jetrer

              You said yourself. Giambi HR, walk, walk. AJ was pitching around Giambi, why leave him in to pitch around Giambi again. AJ actually retired Tulo twice before that last at bat. What about Giambi’s first 3 AB’s against AJ should have inspired any confidence that he could get Giambi out on try 4? Answer: absolutely nothing

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      So are you gonna give Girardi credit for his moves working out perfectly?

      • MannyGeee

        Ummmmmm. Should we?

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Guess what? Logan K’d both leftys he faced.

      • Matt

        Doesn’t mean a thing, and not relevant to the discussion. Backtrack and read what I actually said.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Logan vs Giambi???? I guess Joe The Binder wants him to hit 2 Hrs

  • Pat D

    Get ready for a skyscraper.

  • Stratman9652

    Seriously? Boone fucking Logan against the guy who just drilled Bald Vinny with a bomb of a home run? Oh and hes a lefty? Perfect.

    • Stratman9652

      At least he made me look like an asshole. Nice job Boone.

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

    I can’t wait to see Bernie Williams bat in the old-timers game.

  • Greg

    Well…

  • Cy Pettitte

    Boone Logan: re-LOOGY’d?

    • MannyGeee

      Well try as you might, Suzyn…

  • MannyGeee

    Wow. That was the part of Giambi I don’t miss… Lefty splits FTW!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    HOLY SHIT LOGAN GOT GIAMBI OUT!!

    • MannyGeee

      Boone just went all LOOGY on your ass

  • Cy Pettitte

    last 4 lefties vs. Boone: 0-4

    /arbitraryendpoints’d

  • mt

    Lefties looking foolish on those sliders and behind the fast ball

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    the ARod pep talk to Logan paying dividends…

  • Greg

    Logan haters must be going insane…

    • http://twitter.com/Bismarck1872 Jerome S.

      [checks career data]
      [vomits]
      [checks this year’s data]
      [dry heaves]

      nope, he still sucks.

  • It’sATarp

    the return of 2010 Logan?

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

    Boone Logan’s doing just enough to keep his job. Crap.

    • Jimmy McNulty

      I mean, what other good LOOGY types are out there? I’d like Andrew Miller for LOOGY, but that’s about the only other guy that I’d rather have.

      • AaronGuielWithASmile

        I’d rather have a good righty reliever than a shitty LOOGY.

        • Jimmy McNulty

          Naturally, but LOOGYs are getting underrated amongst SABR types. There’s seven relievers in most bullpens, you’re lucky to have three good pitchers in a bullpen. Having a guy that dominates LHH is better than most other relievers.

    • Pat D

      I saw JC Romero was outright released, so I guess no one wanted him?

    • Esteban

      If he’s doing his job, isn’t that a good thing?

  • first time lawng time

    It seems like the Yankees haven’t been hitting that many HRs the last week or so.

  • wow

    if the offense doesn’t give him the win after THAT…

  • Monteroisdinero

    Boone battling regression/2011.

    The long climb up lefty mountain begins.

  • mt

    Flaherty (who of course has not seen him in a while) thinks Logan has changed his delivery somewhat to get with more deception. Maybe we don’t have to get Randy Choate:-)

    • MannyGeee

      But can we get choate anyway?

  • mt

    Oh yes, and can’t forget the Arod pep talk.

  • OldYanksFan

    SPEED KILLS!

  • Monteroisdinero

    Rays winning but SWB destroying Durham tonight.

  • MannyGeee

    Wow. Boone the LOOGY, Posada legging out a BABIP special… It’s like bizarro world!

  • first time lawng time

    That was like a double error. And of course Jorge made it close. Lol

    • OldYanksFan

      Wouldn’t it be great if someone put together a film of all of Posada’s running ‘highlights’?

      • first time lawng time

        That movie would actually be really funny.

        • Pat D

          No, it would be a Shakespearean tragedy.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Boone Logan: a man with a plan (now)

    • MannyGeee

      Boones plan….. Don’t get cut.

  • Greg

    If Martin gets on, does Nunez bunt?

  • Greg

    Dont swing on 2-0?

  • http://twitter.com/Bismarck1872 Jerome S.

    Still no homers :(

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    I really like the name Apodaca

  • Greg

    Also remember,Jimenez’s away ERA is 2.03 or something like that.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      you like Ubaldo, don’t you?

      • Greg

        I like his stuff. It’s a matter for him of controlling it.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Jorge clogging the bases now.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Giambi’d

  • MannyGeee

    Who throws the 8th for us?

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    If Kay and Flash are bored enough to have an in depth discussion of socks already, I shudder to think about what will happen when Betancourt gets into the game.

  • wow

    do something!

    • Pat D

      /Spaceballs’d

  • Greg

    This is why I mentioned that the Yankees didnt take advantage of those opportunities earlier. I was afraid this would hapen.

    • Greg

      Now that’s not to say that they will lose this game. I’m just refering to a point that I made earlier.

  • OldYanksFan

    Somehow, the Pirates are up on the Sox, 3-1 after 7.

    • Greg

      I told you guys, theae arent the same Pirates.

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    take Loogy off the list of deadline deal needs

    • Nuke LaDoosh

      oops was he aiming for the mascot?

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

      Because Logan a nice stretch of five batters?

      • Nuke LaDoosh

        damn, we really need a Loogy

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

    Michael Kay on Boone Logan: He’s really dealing, and throwing strikes.

    Where does this guy get off?

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

      Was that before or after he threw the ball to the backstop?

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

        Before obviously. And now he gives up a double. So much for that Michael.

    • Pat D

      I’d rather not know.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    No Flash, that did not look like a changeup. That looked like an attempt to plunk an invisible version of Joey Votto.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Is it just me or does Larry Rothschild look really sad every time they show him in the dugout?

    Maybe it’s just having to watch the Burnett and Boone show.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Keep it here guys.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Wow we CAN’T get the 9 hitter out.

  • Matt

    Why are you nibbling on the 9 hitter with Gonzalez on deck? Just lay it in there, he’s a .230 hitter for a reason.

    • V

      He also reaches base 40% of the time for a reason.

  • Ivan

    Ugh…Just when I m starting to warm up to you Logan, you fuck it up.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Ayala??? Where the fuck is DRob?

    • Greg

      No over use.

  • OldYanksFan

    Ouch!
    “The Twins announced that Morneau will have neck surgery Wednesday to remove a herniated disk fragment, keeping him out another six weeks.”

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

      That guy just can’t win.

    • Pat D

      I’m worried that the Twins are never gonna get as good from Mauer and Morneau than they already have.

  • Esteban

    Luis Ayala: Not terrible

  • wow

    did not expect him to make that play at short… i’m really starting to like eduardo.

    • Monteroisdinero

      change is hard. Nunez>>>Jeter (batting 9th and costing WAY less)

      • AaronGuielWithASmile

        Jeter batting 9th >>>>>>>> Nunez

        It’s just a matter of getting Girardi the balls to move the captain down.

        • Esteban

          But if the only two choices are Nunez 9th or Jeter 1st/2nd, that’s much tougher. question.

          • Jetrer

            vs. lefties – Jeter 1, vs. righties – Nunez 9 (if those are the only choices, otherwise Jeter 9)

          • AaronGuielWithASmile

            I am pretty certain that Jeter will be moved down next season. This year they’ll let him stay at the top of the order, but if he doesn’t suddenly turn his offense around they’ll use the offseason to transition him down the lineup.

  • PhillyMatt

    Time for an A-Bomb

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Good jub Luis

  • Greg

    Here’s their bullpen

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    So Giambi has a lofetime OPS+ above 140, and about 60 war. Does he deserve a shot into the HOF? I don’t think he’ll be elected, but still.

    • Nuke LaDoosh

      Probably not, The only war hof voters know about is the one in Iraq

      • Pat D

        There was also this big thing about…I can’t remember…something he…took…or did…or something.

  • http://twitter.com/Bismarck1872 Jerome S.

    still no homers…

  • Jetrer

    Kay is getting worse than Sterling on misreads of semi long flyballs.

  • Erica

    Aaaarrrrrgggggghhhhhhhhh

  • V

    Kay. Not every fucking fly ball is “drilled to ____ field”

  • Kostas

    UGH!!!!! C’mon Yankees, you cannot lose to this AAAA baseball team. Fuck!

    • http://deleted Total Dominication

      Ummm, the Rockies are good.

      • Kostas

        Um I watch them everyday. You are entitled to their opinion. They are a C+, B- team at best.

        • V

          Compared to the Yankees and Red Sox, ok, but compared to a reasonable person’s expectation, they’re pretty good.

      • Pat D

        They’re underachieving, they should be better than .500.

        I despise underachievers.

  • Ivan

    Just get on base A-Rod.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Well this might just not be our night

  • It’sATarp

    Time to bitch about the offense based on this one game.

  • Kostas

    Arod running in slow motion. Kind of like the rest of the team.

    I don’t like they half assed effort games.

    • V

      Get used to it – guys in their late 30s don’t run as well as guys in their 20s.

      I don’t like strained muscles.

      • Kostas

        Aging sucks…

    • Skip

      ARod is 35 with major hip surgery. He’s not Brett Gardner.

  • wow

    unbelievable

  • The BIG 3

    Feel free to remain steadfast with your disappointment about a 161-0 season gone bust but, we are talking about Jimenez, one of the top starters in baseball. As expected, he did a good job. In contrast, Boston is about to lose their 3 straight game to the SD’s and Pittsburgh’s of this league. In other words, shit could be a lot, lot worse.

    Also, calm the fuck down.

    • Greg

      The thing is that we should be taking advantage of Boston’s clod stretch and take command for the moment.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      This. Exactly.

    • The BIG 3

      Ooof, spoke too soon. Incredibly, Pittsburgh has Veras trying to maintain quo, which may be a very big mistake.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      Don’t get me wrong, I think the Yankees are a playoff team for sure. In fact, it’s impossible not to be impressed with how well they’ve played this season considering their injuries/scrap heap pitching staff.

      That said, it still pisses me off when they lose winnable games.

    • Jimmy McNulty

      Ubaldo had a 4.67 ERA entering tonight’s contest. He was all over the place and it feels like the Yankees coulda beat him but let him off the hook. Frustration > Helplessness.

      • V

        Have you ever heard of Ubaldo Jimenez?

        • Jimmy McNulty

          4.68 ERA prior to tonight’s outing and a .304 BABIP. He’s good, but he’s nowhere near as good as his superhuman first half last season. He walked four batters tonight, and the Yankees were probably too agressive given his shitty start to the contest.

          • Jetrer

            2.06 road ERA coming in. He’s just struggled at Coors

          • V

            If you went solely on current year stats you would say that Bartolo Colon is better than CC Sabathia.

            And too aggressive? Have you been watching the calls this umpire is making??

            • Jimmy McNulty

              He’s had a rough year and he’s beatable, especially for a team with hitters like Curtis Granderson, Mark Teixeira, Alex Rodriguez, and Robinson Cano. I’m just saying I’m mad at the team for being underachieving assholes and not putting up a fight, 40 some pitches through two innings and yet he finishes the 7th? They could have beaten him, he’s good but he’s not like Cliff Lee, Felix, or Roy Halladay. I can’t remember the last time they faced him and he is the “type” of pitcher that they struggle against (good stuff, kinda wild) they had him where they wanted him…they let him off the hook. I’m suggesting they were good enough to beat him, but let him get away, you’re saying he was too good for them.

              And too aggressive? Have you been watching the calls this umpire is making??

              Fair point.

  • Pat D

    So Reynolds came into tonight with a 2.21 FIP against a 3.57 ERA, all with a .213 BAA.

    So this means he’s been the victim of bad luck, right?

    • The BIG 3

      Doesn’t appear as if he was a victim of anything. Those are all good numbers.

      • Pat D

        Just seems odd that the ERA is so high considering other rate stats.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Wow, the first base ump was reaaallllyyyy excited to call Young safe there.

    That look was nightmare fuel.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Please don’t swing at the first pitch

  • It’sATarp

    Rabble Rabble…this offense should score 5 runs every night..now allowed an off game…rabble rabble

    • Jimmy McNulty

      Hey, they still might score five runs. They probably won’t but still…

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

    I going to go out on a limb and say, THE YANKEES WILL BRING THE TYING RUN THE PLATE.

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

      *TO

  • Kostas

    THAT’s a HR at Coors field

  • Jimmy McNulty

    DNYS fucking the team, yet again.

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

    Good grief.

  • It’sATarp

    LOL that strike call…holy shit dude

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Was that strike 2 a joke?

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

    This umpire really wants to go home

  • Pat D

    Yea, Mike, please make sure you get the Brooks plot in the game recap.

  • Mister Delaware

    That’s ball four …

  • http://twitter.com/Bismarck1872 Jerome S.

    The strike zone has been off for like, two years now.

    If you wanna know why offense is down, look at the umps and their calls.

  • Stratman9652

    I blame the umps for this game. All out suck-fest.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Swish gets the fb. Good.

  • Kostas

    Swish dropping Mother fucker towards the ump AWESOME!!!!!

    C’mon Jorge take this ex Longhorn deep.

  • Ivan

    Would you have runner’s in motion here.

  • Esteban

    Jorge was just a bit slow (old) on that. Damn just missed.

  • Greg

    Giambi would have crushed that.

  • It’sATarp

    Half of these long fly balls would be HR’s in Coors

    • CP

      More than half would have been home runs if it were slightly warmer.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Jorge got a pitch to hit and he knows it. Dang.

  • V

    Way to swing for the fences, boys.

    • Kostas

      singles don’t score runs – #YankeesneedHR’stowin

  • Kostas

    Fuck you Colorado and your purple dinosaur mascot.

    Yankees fail!!!!!!!!

  • wow

    keep workin’ on that stellar home record…

  • 28 this year
    • It’sATarp

      Rockies getting a shit ton of out of the zone calls compared to our guys

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Mike needs to have that in the recap

    • Stratman9652

      That pitch over the symbol key must have been Logan’s.

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

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Pat D

    Put it on the right side!

    Ah, it’s alright, they’ll win tomorrow.

  • first time lawng time

    That was a pretty pathetic offensive performance. Jiminez wasn’t throwing well early, was getting into trouble, but the Yankees bailed him out.

    • It’sATarp

      well Ubaldo ain’t exactly a scrub…Good pitchers get themselves out of trouble…

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Not enough HRs, too much manufacturing of runs.

  • mt

    Now up to total of 15 hits in the last three games – a little bit of an offensive lull.

  • Greg

    What I fear would happen happened.

    • Pat D

      Michelle Bachmann running for president?

    • Greg

      That Jimenez would settle down and shut us down

  • Matt

    These guys have to finish the job offensively. When you have Jimenez at 97 pitches through 5, and he gets through 7 innings, you’ve failed miserably.

    There’s a point when you can’t keep making the excuses, and that 6th inning is a prime example. You aren’t hitting him, but you can still knock him out of the game if you show any semblance of patience at the plate. Instead, Cano goes up and grounds out to 2nd on a first pitch nowhere near the plate. Huge difference between this year and last, and it’s why his average is down so much.

    Doesn’t mean the outcome changes, but they didn’t give themselves a chance because they let Jimenez hang around.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Ubaldo’s a good pitcher. Good pitchers can get through 7 innings after throwing 97 through 5. We didn’t get shut down by Doug Davis here. Give some credit to Ubaldo. It’s not all the offense’s fault

      • Matt

        He’s a good pitcher, but stop with the excuses.

        Jimenez had nothing tonight. He couldn’t throw any pitch consistently for a strike, his velocity was down, and couldn’t finish off the hitters for most of this game.

        The fact that he made it through 7 is more a product of the Yankees impatience at the plate than anything Jimenez did. How can anyone say otherwise?

        Credit is given for the fact that he didn’t give up the runs in innings 2-5 with all those runners on base, but you and I both know that there is no way in the world he should have been out there as long as he was.

        • Greg

          They were only impatient for one inning.

          • Matt

            That’s all it takes.

            He was at 97 pitches going into that inning. The impatience bought him an entire extra inning out there. Do you think he comes out to start the 7th if he finishes the 6th at 110-115 pitches? Doubt it.

            You were the one praising how he settled in every inning when he threw 20 pitches and labored through every at bat. Clearly you will defend him through anything.

          • Matt

            You deal with it if you have one of those innings early on, but if you get to the late innings and a situation like that, you have to be aware of such. The 6th inning with the guy at 100 pitches is not when you should be extra aggressive at the plate.

        • It’sATarp

          your definition of Had nothing is weird. He was throwing 94-95 consistently which may be low for him but his velocity overall is down this year and it’s still pretty damn good. His control issue was there but he corrected it like AJ did, but Jiminez got it down early. Good pitchers can labor a bit and still beat good hitting. If CC did this, people would be singing him praises, instead of saying CC should have been knocked around and had nothing.

      • Matt

        The point is that the failure was not the inability to score, but the inability to give themselves a chance by knocking Jimenez out when they had the chance. You can give him credit for limiting damage, but you have to finish the job and get into the bullpen before you get to the set up guys.

        • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

          I’m sure next time Robbie will tell all of his line drives to steer around the fielders. Sometimes the other team gets lucky.

          YCPB

          • Matt

            Except that’s not the at bat I’m talking about.

            In the 6th inning, he swung at a first pitch changeup that was probably ball 1 and grounded out weakly to 2nd base.

            Can’t be swinging at the first pitch there, especially when A-Rod just made an out on the 2nd pitch leading off the inning and Jimenez is about to throw pitch # 100.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    At least the Sox lost. To the PIRATES.

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

      2011 Pirates >> 2010 Pirates

      • Jimmy McNulty

        Yeah, they’re a pretty good team now. If they get a good starter they’ll compete in the NLC.

        • Greg

          Exactly. They need an ace. They have the 10th best ERA in baseball.

          • Jimmy McNulty

            Top third, they’re getting there…slowly but surely. Proof that the little guy can succeed in baseball.

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

              I would love to see the Pirates become contenders again. After everything they’ve been through.

              • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

                I’d love to see the Astros go on a tear starting with a 3 game win streak from July 1-3. The Astros blow though.

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

                  (Google searches Astros schedule. Scrolls to July 1-3. Nods head in approval.)

      • The BIG 3

        2011 Pirates >> 2011 Red Sox

        Proven!

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

          My World Series predictions?

          Pittsburg@Baltimore

          BOOK IT!

        • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

          2011 Padres >> 2011 Red Sox!

  • Jimmy McNulty

    So what are you guys going to wash away the loss? I’m going to watch an episode of Magnum and have some bourbon. Yourselves?

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

      frosted devil food donuts and whatever’s on comedy central

    • Phife Dawg

      Eating Snyder’s of Hanover Hot Buffalo Wing Pretzels.

      They are delicious.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Can we get a “not enough HRs” article?