Jun
24

Game 74: More Rain

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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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718 Comments»

  1. Xstar7 says:

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

  2. Ah, American League lineups.

  3. TheLastClown says:

    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.

  4. YanksFan in MA says:

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

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

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

  7. Steve D says:

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

  8. Erica says:

    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.

  9. BigTimeBartolo says:

    I blame Ramiro Pena for this rain.

    FUCKIN ‘MIRO

  10. TheLastClown says:

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

  11. Nuke LaDoosh says:

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

    • Pat D says:

      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 says:

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

        • Pat D says:

          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?

    • Xstar7 says:

      Yeah, we could have Ken “Hawk” Harrelson

    • The BIG 3 says:

      Said after today’s RAB show.

      zing!

    • Mojo says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

          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 says:

          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.

  12. Tut says:

    No Sterling tonight?

  13. Bob Stone says:

    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?

  14. TheLastClown says:

    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.

  15. Bob Stone says:

    Good start AJ

  16. Pat D says:

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

  17. Greg says:

    Have we seen Jimenez before when we went to Colorado?

  18. TheLastClown says:

    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 says:

      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.

  19. Xstar7 says:

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

  20. James A says:

    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

  21. Mike Axisa says:

    That dude with the one arm is awesome.

  22. Pat D says:

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

  23. Mojo says:

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

  24. nsalem says:

    14 pitches

  25. Xstar7 says:

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

  26. Xstar7 says:

    A-Rod is on FIYAH

  27. Cy Pettitte says:

    seems as if Bad Ubaldo made the trip to NY

  28. Mike Axisa says:

    A-Rod’s locked in.

  29. nsalem says:

    love that decline

  30. Cy Pettitte says:

    ewww wtf.

  31. TheLastClown says:

    OOB!

  32. Xstar7 says:

    Cano just got BABIP fucked

  33. Greg says:

    I dont know it looked close

  34. NJ_Andy says:

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

  35. Karl Krawfid says:

    Cano should have hit it on da ground :(

  36. Pat D says:

    Enough fucking outs on the basepaths, boys.

  37. Hummingbird S. says:

    another baserunning mistake. at least it looks like bad Ubaldo

    • Matt says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

          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 says:

            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.

  38. A-Rod's Wingman says:

    Cano should really stop swinging at those pitches.

  39. Greg says:

    no, good call

  40. Pat D says:

    Tulo/Jeter reference. Drink!

  41. Xstar7 says:

    Crowd gives Giambi a nice hand.

  42. Cy Pettitte says:

    jesus fucking christ.

  43. Greg says:

    Welcome back Jason

  44. Hummingbird S. says:

    memories..

  45. Xstar7 says:

    I can live with that. Good for you Jason.

  46. tom says:

    Did anyone not see that coming?

  47. TheLastClown says:

    I’m not even mad.

    He’s like Teixeira w/ a worse glove.

    • Jerome S. says:

      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.

  48. MikeD says:

    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.

  49. Giambi apparently missed the short porch. What a shot.

  50. Esteban says:

    Well Mike kind of got his wish.

  51. Greg says:

    Do I sense a trade coming?

  52. CBean says:

    I told AJ to just walk Giambi

  53. Dino Velvet says:

    fat out of shape juiced drunk

  54. Xstar7 says:

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

  55. TheLastClown says:

    Very nice AB Swish.

  56. Nuke LaDoosh says:

    tough pitch

  57. Ben S says:

    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.

  58. Jerome S. says:

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

  59. Greg says:

    1-4 with RISP.

  60. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

    • TheLastClown says:

      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.

    • Xstar7 says:

      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.

  61. Nuke LaDoosh says:

    Pat D, I just killed the entire bottle

  62. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  63. NBStadium says:

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

    • MikeD says:

      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 says:

        “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 says:

        “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.

  64. TheLastClown says:

    AJ Burnett is terrible.

    /FTLT bait’d

  65. Jose the Satirist says:

    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.

  66. Hummingbird S. says:

    here we go with the meltdown..

  67. Karl Krawfid says:

    God AJ sucks

  68. Jetrer says:

    bad AJ strikes again

  69. Karl Krawfid says:

    Yeah fastballs down the middle

  70. Greg says:

    this could get very ugly

  71. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Bad AJ = BAD

  72. Nuke LaDoosh says:

    2Low GIDP time

  73. Mike Axisa says:

    Alright alright, one run is nothing.

  74. Cy Pettitte says:

    crisis averted.

  75. Greg says:

    Meltdown averted

  76. TheLastClown says:

    Tulo really does look up to Jeter!!

  77. Hummingbird S. says:

    great pitch and great turn!

  78. nsalem says:

    maybe a tp

  79. mt says:

    Aj meltdown averted (for now).

  80. Mojo says:

    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 says:

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

    • Nuke LaDoosh says:

      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 says:

      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 says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

          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 says:

      gonzalez is def good and right now better than teix

    • Jose the Satirist says:

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

    • Jetrer says:

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

      • Mojo says:

        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.

        • Mike Axisa says:

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

          • Mojo says:

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

            • Jetrer says:

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

              • Mojo says:

                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 says:

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

              • Mojo says:

                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 says:

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

          • MannyGeee says:

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

        • Jetrer says:

          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 says:

          ‘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 says:

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

            • TheLastClown says:

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

            • CP says:

              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.

  81. Xstar7 says:

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

  82. lily says:

    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

  83. Pat D says:

    Lester just walked Maholm.

    Giggity.

  84. The BIG 3 says:

    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!

  85. Xstar7 says:

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

  86. Slugger27 says:

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

  87. Xstar7 says:

    OMG SMART BASERUNNING

  88. Mike Axisa says:

    Nice job, Curtis. x2

  89. Greg says:

    Productive outs

  90. Sheepmeister says:

    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?

  91. Mike Axisa says:

    That splitter is not fair.

  92. TheLastClown says:

    Wow that was a dirty change.

  93. Ivan says:

    Hmmm that trivia question seem rather easy.

    Helton
    Walker
    Castillo
    Gallaraga?

  94. Jonathan Harker says:

    Why doesn’t AJ throw Giambi the hook.

  95. James A says:

    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

  96. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    That was better, AJ

  97. Ivan says:

    Ugh come on AJ.

  98. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  99. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Wow, AJ

  100. Ivan says:

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

  101. Cy Pettitte says:

    #9 hitter, throw strikes moron.

  102. Greg says:

    Meldown immenent?

  103. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

  104. Matt says:

    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.

  105. Pat D says:

    He’s getting really annoying now.

  106. Ivan says:

    This is getting a little scary

  107. first time lawng time says:

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

  108. mt says:

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

  109. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

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

  110. OldYanksFan says:

    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?

  111. Jonathan Harker says:

    Take him out immediately and bring in Wade.

  112. MannyGeee says:

    ZOMG MANUFACTURED RUN!!!!!!!

  113. Matt says:

    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 says:

      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.

  114. mt says:

    5 walks and 1 strikeout – ugh!

  115. Greg says:

    Meltdown averted again

  116. stupiod guy thoughts says:

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

  117. Ivan says:

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

  118. first time lawng time says:

    Nice job, AJ!

    Now he will settle down. Don’t worry.

    Hopefully the offense will score some runs.

  119. Stratman9652 says:

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

  120. Xstar7 says:

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

  121. mt says:

    Strike out the guy with the .286 OBP

  122. Greg says:

    Ubaldo’s settling down…

  123. MannyGeee says:

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

  124. Xstar7 says:

    AJ Burnett doesn’t get that call

  125. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  126. Jonathan Harker says:

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

  127. Matt says:

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

  128. PhillyMatt says:

    I effing hate umpires!

  129. MannyGeee says:

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

  130. Greg says:

    There’s that splitter.

  131. Kostas says:

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

  132. Greg says:

    Nunez is getting better at those throws to Mark.

  133. tom says:

    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.

  134. Cy Pettitte says:

    fucking AJ

  135. Pat D says:

    Curses.

  136. Greg says:

    Well get him out

  137. MannyGeee says:

    Yuck. Fantasy happy… yankee mad….

  138. Kostas says:

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

  139. Jetrer says:

    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!

  140. Erica says:

    UGH. AJ. You’re better than this.

  141. Jonathan Harker says:

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

  142. Ivan says:

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

  143. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    at least it wasn’t Giambi…

  144. Xstar7 says:

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

  145. Mickey Scheister says:

    Tulo is good at baseball.

  146. Matt says:

    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 says:

      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.

  147. first time lawng time says:

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

  148. Sheepmeister says:

    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 says:

      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.

  149. Mickey Scheister says:

    This Ump is awful.

  150. Ivan says:

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

  151. Jonathan Harker says:

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

  152. MannyGeee says:

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

  153. Jetrer says:

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

  154. Nuke LaDoosh says:

    Tex…Giambi with a better arm

  155. Reggie C. says:

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

    damn. pastadivingAROD…

  156. Xstar7 says:

    pastadivingA-Rod

  157. Monteroisdinero says:

    Tex saved that run.

  158. first time lawng time says:

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

  159. Greg says:

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

  160. MannyGeee says:

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

  161. Pat D says:

    Oakland finally got a hit. Matsui doubled.

  162. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    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.

  163. Pat D says:

    Kay: Long set…too long.

    My dad: That’s what she said.

  164. first time lawng time says:

    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 says:

      are we really comparing AJ to CC and Mo?

    • Jonathan Harker says:

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

    • Jetrer says:

      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 says:

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

    • AaronGuielWithASmile says:

      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.

    • Xstar7 says:

      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 says:

      Lol so many responses!

  165. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

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

  166. Jonathan Harker says:

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

    • AaronGuielWithASmile says:

      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.

  167. Xstar7 says:

    You played right into their hands Eduardo

  168. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  169. Pat D says:

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

    If it is not, then fire Girardi.

  170. Kostas says:

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

    • MannyGeee says:

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

      • Kostas says:

        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.

        • Mike Axisa says:

          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 says:

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

  171. Sheepmeister says:

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

  172. Greg says:

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

  173. first time lawng time says:

    This ump SUCKSSSSSSS!!!

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

  174. MannyGeee says:

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

  175. sangreal says:

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

  176. Cy Pettitte says:

    change up strike 3

    don’t ever change Teix.

  177. Kostas says:

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

  178. Greg says:

    Ubaldo has officialy settled down.

    • Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

    • Jonathan Harker says:

      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.

    • Matt says:

      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.

  179. Xstar7 says:

    What the fuck was that Tex?

  180. Esteban says:

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

  181. wow says:

    at least Ubaldo is at 97 pitches…

  182. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    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.

  183. Jetrer says:

    why the hell is AJ still pitching??

  184. MannyGeee says:

    LOL at the Outback conversation…

  185. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Dear Michael Kay,

    I don’t give a shit about Outback Steakhouse.

    Sincerely,
    Everybody watching YES

  186. Monteroisdinero says:

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

  187. Skip says:

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

  188. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    LOL

  189. MannyGeee says:

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

  190. Jerome S. says:

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

  191. Monteroisdinero says:

    Nice play by Nunez

  192. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

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

  193. MannyGeee says:

    Looked like the throw beat him there… Bad tag?

  194. Monteroisdinero says:

    As usual, the comatose Girardi doesn’t argue.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile says:

      1) Girardi argues all the time

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

      Honestly, some people just need to complain.

    • Stratman9652 says:

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

  195. Kostas says:

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

    • Esteban says:

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

      • Kostas says:

        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.

  196. Greg says:

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

  197. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Good AJ lives!

  198. Greg says:

    Where has this been AJ?

  199. Jonathan Harker says:

    Where was that AJ all game?

  200. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  201. Monteroisdinero says:

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

  202. Stratman9652 says:

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

  203. Matt says:

    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?

  204. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

  205. MannyGeee says:

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

    /Hawk’d

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

  207. It'sATarp says:

    4K’s and 5 outs

  208. Kostas says:

    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.

  209. Jimmy McNulty says:

    So…any chance the offense stops sucking?

  210. Mike Axisa says:

    Take a fucking pitch, Robinson.

  211. mt says:

    Cano first pitch swinging

  212. Greg says:

    Jimenez is pitching the seventh now.

  213. first time lawng time says:

    http://riveraveblues.com/2011/.....nt-2297751

    guys, he’s listening.

  214. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  215. MannyGeee says:

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

  216. Matt says:

    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 says:

      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.

    • Xstar7 says:

      MATT IS IN THE HOUSE!

      • Matt says:

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

        • Xstar7 says:

          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.

  217. tom says:

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

  218. Greg says:

    He has settled in.

  219. wow says:

    c’mon…

  220. tom says:

    At least Swish made him throw a few.

  221. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  222. Sheepmeister says:

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

  223. Monteroisdinero says:

    Swish can only hit a fb.

  224. Jimmy McNulty says:

    Well that sucked.

  225. Jerome S. says:

    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.

  226. Matt says:

    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.

  227. It'sATarp says:

    that was a pretty high strike call

  228. Nuke LaDoosh says:

    what? 2Lo idolizes DJ?

  229. Monteroisdinero says:

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

  230. MannyGeee says:

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

    • Kostas says:

      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.

  231. Kostas says:

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

  232. Cy Pettitte says:

    Logan for Giambi

    oh lord.

  233. It'sATarp says:

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

  234. MannyGeee says:

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

    Great times

  235. Monteroisdinero says:

    AJ goes back to the dugout and SHREDS the binder.

  236. Nuke LaDoosh says:

    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.

  237. Matt says:

    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 says:

      You cant have it both ways.

      • Pat D says:

        I can.

      • Matt says:

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

        • Pat D says:

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

          • Matt says:

            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 says:

              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 says:

                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 says:

                  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?

    • Mike Axisa says:

      Giambi’s reached all three times against Burnett.

      • Jetrer says:

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

      • Matt says:

        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 says:

          “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 says:

            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.

            • Mike Axisa says:

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

            • Jetrer says:

              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 says:

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

    • Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

  238. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

  239. Pat D says:

    Get ready for a skyscraper.

  240. Stratman9652 says:

    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.

  241. Xstar7 says:

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

  242. Greg says:

    Well…

  243. Cy Pettitte says:

    Boone Logan: re-LOOGY’d?

  244. MannyGeee says:

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

  245. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    HOLY SHIT LOGAN GOT GIAMBI OUT!!

  246. Cy Pettitte says:

    last 4 lefties vs. Boone: 0-4

    /arbitraryendpoints’d

  247. mt says:

    Lefties looking foolish on those sliders and behind the fast ball

  248. Nuke LaDoosh says:

    the ARod pep talk to Logan paying dividends…

  249. Greg says:

    Logan haters must be going insane…

  250. It'sATarp says:

    the return of 2010 Logan?

  251. Mike Axisa says:

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

    • Jimmy McNulty says:

      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 says:

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

        • Jimmy McNulty says:

          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 says:

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

    • Esteban says:

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

  252. first time lawng time says:

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

  253. wow says:

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

  254. Monteroisdinero says:

    Boone battling regression/2011.

    The long climb up lefty mountain begins.

  255. mt says:

    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:-)

  256. mt says:

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

  257. OldYanksFan says:

    SPEED KILLS!

  258. Monteroisdinero says:

    Rays winning but SWB destroying Durham tonight.

  259. MannyGeee says:

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

  260. first time lawng time says:

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

  261. Cy Pettitte says:

    Boone Logan: a man with a plan (now)

  262. Greg says:

    If Martin gets on, does Nunez bunt?

  263. Greg says:

    Dont swing on 2-0?

  264. Nuke LaDoosh says:

    I really like the name Apodaca

  265. Greg says:

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

  266. Monteroisdinero says:

    Jorge clogging the bases now.

  267. MannyGeee says:

    Who throws the 8th for us?

  268. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    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.

  269. wow says:

    do something!

  270. Greg says:

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

    • Greg says:

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

  271. OldYanksFan says:

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

  272. Nuke LaDoosh says:

    take Loogy off the list of deadline deal needs

  273. Xstar7 says:

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

    Where does this guy get off?

  274. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

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

  275. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    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.

  276. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Wow we CAN’T get the 9 hitter out.

  277. Matt says:

    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.

  278. Ivan says:

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

  279. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Ayala??? Where the fuck is DRob?

  280. OldYanksFan says:

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

  281. Esteban says:

    Luis Ayala: Not terrible

  282. wow says:

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

    • Monteroisdinero says:

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

      • AaronGuielWithASmile says:

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

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

        • Esteban says:

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

          • Jetrer says:

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

          • AaronGuielWithASmile says:

            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.

  283. PhillyMatt says:

    Time for an A-Bomb

  284. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Good jub Luis

  285. Greg says:

    Here’s their bullpen

  286. 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.

  287. Jerome S. says:

    still no homers…

  288. Jetrer says:

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

  289. Erica says:

    Aaaarrrrrgggggghhhhhhhhh

  290. V says:

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

  291. Kostas says:

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

  292. Ivan says:

    Just get on base A-Rod.

  293. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Well this might just not be our night

  294. It'sATarp says:

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

  295. Kostas says:

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

    I don’t like they half assed effort games.

  296. wow says:

    unbelievable

  297. The BIG 3 says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

      This. Exactly.

    • The BIG 3 says:

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

    • AaronGuielWithASmile says:

      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 says:

      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 says:

        Have you ever heard of Ubaldo Jimenez?

        • Jimmy McNulty says:

          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 says:

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

          • V says:

            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 says:

              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.

  298. Pat D says:

    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?

  299. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

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

    That look was nightmare fuel.

  300. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Please don’t swing at the first pitch

  301. It'sATarp says:

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

  302. Xstar7 says:

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

  303. Kostas says:

    THAT’s a HR at Coors field

  304. Jimmy McNulty says:

    DNYS fucking the team, yet again.

  305. It'sATarp says:

    LOL that strike call…holy shit dude

  306. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Was that strike 2 a joke?

  307. Xstar7 says:

    This umpire really wants to go home

  308. Pat D says:

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

  309. Mister Delaware says:

    That’s ball four …

  310. Jerome S. says:

    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.

  311. Stratman9652 says:

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

  312. Monteroisdinero says:

    Swish gets the fb. Good.

  313. Kostas says:

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

    C’mon Jorge take this ex Longhorn deep.

  314. Ivan says:

    Would you have runner’s in motion here.

  315. Esteban says:

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

  316. Greg says:

    Giambi would have crushed that.

  317. It'sATarp says:

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

  318. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

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

  319. V says:

    Way to swing for the fences, boys.

  320. Kostas says:

    Fuck you Colorado and your purple dinosaur mascot.

    Yankees fail!!!!!!!!

  321. wow says:

    keep workin’ on that stellar home record…

  322. Xstar7 says:

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  323. Pat D says:

    Put it on the right side!

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

  324. first time lawng time says:

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

  325. Jimmy McNulty says:

    Not enough HRs, too much manufacturing of runs.

  326. mt says:

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

  327. Greg says:

    What I fear would happen happened.

  328. Matt says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

          They were only impatient for one inning.

          • Matt says:

            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 says:

            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 says:

          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 says:

        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 says:

          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 says:

            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.

  329. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    At least the Sox lost. To the PIRATES.

  330. Jimmy McNulty says:

    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?

  331. Jimmy McNulty says:

    Can we get a “not enough HRs” article?

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