Jun
25

Game 75: Big Stoppa

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Photo © Samara Pearlstein

The Yankees are nursing a baby two-game losing streak, so it’s up to the big man to step in and show everyone who’s boss. He’s won six of his last seven and is looking to become the first pitcher to rack up 10 hyper-important W’s in 2011. To stop him, the Rockies send out Aaron Cook (4.67 ERA/3.36 FIP). Meanwhile, I continue on my nefarious weekend writer plot to take over the entire website. Muahahaha. Nothing to see here, folks, just the lineup…

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

CC Sabathia, P

You can catch the game on YES at 1:05 pm. Woo.

Categories : Game Threads
  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Hopefully CC’s run of three subpar starts ends today.

    • Skip

      I’d bet a box of Cap’n Crunch that he does.

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

        Four of Colorado’s five best hitters are lefties, so that works out nicely.

    • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 Hannah Ehrlich

      2010 Home: 11-2, 3 ERA // 2010 Away: 10-5, 3.34 ERA

      2011 Home: 3-2, 4.20 ERA //2011 Away: 6-2, 2.62 ERA

      crazy.

      • holger danske

        crazy like a fox

      • holger danske

        non sequitor say what?

  • Levi

    Obligatory “Zomfg, these weekend writers are a different style than I’m used too, I demand a refund!!!!!11″ post.

    But really, I agree, hopefully CC shuts ‘em down.

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    That YES pregame 2Lo/DJ babble has me drinking before noon (Central Time)

  • Kostas

    Colorado has a good history against CC. But I would love to see an old fashioned ass kicking today.

    Nothing short of a 8-1 victory and total dominance by CC. Anything less is failure and unacceptable.

    It is the freaking purple dinosaur Barney looking mascot Rockies for Christ sake. They are not a real team.

    • CMP

      It reminds me of something you’d see at a minor league game.

    • the tenth inning stretch
      • Kostas

        That is down right offensive ;-0

    • steve

      Yankees are winning 8-1
      CC was dominant….

      nice prediction

      • TCMiller30

        WITCH!!

        • TCMiller30

          Nevermind. 8-3

  • the tenth inning stretch

    I’ve become addicted to Baseball Mogul 2012. My franchise played an interleague game against the Yanks yesterday. The Yanks had Montero batting cleanup, Gardner leading off, and Jeter batting 8th. Gardner stole two bases and bunted for a base hit. If only…

    • IRF

      Its amazing. Im in 2013 and Derek Jeter is a backup infielder for the Rockies.

    • Pat D

      I used to play that game. But Out of the Park Baseball surpassed it in my eyes.

      • steve

        ootp was pretty great

  • CMP

    Cervelli is in he lineup. Ugh.

  • Paul O’neill’s Batting Helmet

    kay: cc 6-1 recently = he’s been better than earlier in the season, despite the much worse 34/20 k/bb ratio.

    i dont know why i bother getting upset at his logic anymore…

    • Kostas

      You will never be as cool as Michael Kay. Therefore your logic will always be flawed unlike his. Kay’d.

    • the tenth inning stretch

      Those condiments you eat are clouding your mind.

      • Kostas

        I just had a vision of Michael Kay looking like George Kostanza eating ice cream at the US Open…

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

    Yay Brett.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    WHAT A BUNT.

  • Cy Pettitte

    someone’s been working on their bunting.

    • Kostas

      John Sterling “that was not a good bunt, that was a PERFECT bunt”.

  • IRF

    Thats an everyday player-type bunt

  • Cy Pettitte

    small balling the shit out of them

  • the tenth inning stretch

    The Gritster takes over.

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

    Hooray for speed being used effectively.

    • Kostas

      WHAT? That is an insane comment. Yankees don’t use speed effectively.

  • Cy Pettitte

    someone put butter on the ball?

  • the tenth inning stretch

    The Bad News Rockies.

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    love the grititude

  • Ivan

    Aggressive baserunning!!!!

  • IRF

    Yay aggressiveness!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Yay for small ball.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    I was hoping that throw to 2nd would be Cervelli’d into CF.

  • Ivan

    That was close.

  • Monteroisdinero

    If Gardy could bunt lefty pitching he could be leading off everyday!

    6 Jeter hits from now.

  • Pat D

    Dear Mark Teixeira,

    I know your BABIP is low, but please start getting some hits. Mmkay?

  • IRF

    Sugar free Red Bull Phil? Really?

    • Pat D

      Red Bull at all? Really?

  • Ivan

    I feel a homer coming…

    • Monteroisdinero

      Small ball innings are very satisfying. Same amount of runs/higher pitch counts.

      • Pat D

        Yea, and homers kill rallies.

        • Monteroisdinero

          It’s nice to be able to do both and a bunt single and stolen base to lead off a game is nice to get from Gardy.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Great piece of hitting by A-Rod.

  • Ivan

    I see A-Rod taking a page from Jeter going the other way.

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

    Nice at-bat by Alex, but he totally missed that hanging curveball.

    • Pat D

      Yea, that looked like a tater to me.

  • Kostas

    Since his three hit game, Tex has just 5 hits…. in that span, 0-6; 0-4, 0-3 – 5-30, .166

    Needs to get going again.

  • Bernies house

    Hannah made this? Well I won’t be following this thread anymore !

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    Bo Jackson

    • V

      No question.

  • Pat D

    Problem with that text question: all of those guys were really good at one sport and mediocre at the other.

    Brian Jordan was really the only one that had standout years in both sports, because Deion never really had a good year in baseball.

    • V

      Um, Bo Jackson was not mediocre at either sport. Yeah, he didn’t have the plate discipline to be a -great- baseball player, but when he was healthy, he was a potential game changer.

      • Pat D

        He hit a lot of home runs, that was about it.

        He was a great football player.

        I’d still probably pick Bo in that list anyway, so don’t think I’m knocking his talent.

        • V

          Career OPS+: 112

          That’s not ‘mediocre’.

          • Pat D

            Yea but it’s only because he hit home runs.

            Career .309 OBP.

            • V

              :shrug:

              Home runs are not a bad thing.

              112 OPS+ is not mediocre.

              • Pat D

                It’s not great either.

                Some of his similar players according to BRef: Nick Esasky, Jonny Gomes, Craig Monroe, Ron Kittle, Dan Pasqua, Jay Gibbons. All guys who could run into one, but didn’t have a lot of other value.

            • IRF

              He also stole bases

              • V

                :tup: 30-30 guy with decent defense had he dedicated himself to baseball. That injury robbed both sports of an excellent talent.

          • Paul O’neill’s Batting Helmet

            jordan had a very brief uneventful football career as a solid safety, quit with no injury to focus fully on baseball, and had a very good long baseball career. jackson had a borderline great couple of 10-11 game seasons in football, had the devastating injury, was done football wise, and had some very good hitting seasons. If not for the injury, Jackson wins out hands down, as he probably puts in another 3-5 seasons as a top RB and a solid hitter with speed. Because of the injury, I guess you’d have to say Jordan had the ‘better’ career, but only for baseball.

            • steve

              jordan was a roider.

  • V

    Wow, Nunez looked downright Jeterian on that groundball.

    • Ivan

      Meh that ball was hit pretty hard.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      Not a play that Nunez should’ve made, but still a pretty pathetic effort.

      • V

        That’s what I mean. Jeter started doing that ‘take a step for the ball then stumble forward’ move this year, and Nunez mimicked it there.

  • Ivan

    The Yankees use to have a Shortstop with the same number that can hit just like tulowitski.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Hey guys, were you aware that Troy Tulowitzki grew up rooting for Derek Jeter???

    • Pat D

      I was not aware. Where did you hear this?

    • Nuke LaDoosh

      I recall reading something about this a few years ago.

      • Pat D

        How many have you had now?

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Yeah, Swish.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Swish is always an adventure, lol

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

    Wigginton won’t embarrass himself on defense? Has Kay ever watched him play more than three games at a time?

  • Ivan

    Swisher with the Range.

  • Cy Pettitte

    think the gun is a little hot today? CC has been filthy.

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

      PitchFX has him at 96-97. Hot damn.

  • Icebird753

    Do you think they’ll retire Hannah’s name here at RAB? I think she’s just below borderline for that accolade.

  • V

    Ha, read earlier that Chien-Ming Wang is going to have a rehab start on Monday. Good luck to the guy.

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    Please Nats…hire the correct ex-Mets manager … the one that annoys the hell out of all of us on Sunday evening.

  • Pat D

    The Yankees are 12-14 in series openers now. After last night’s game the Red Sox are only 13-13 in same games.

    Food for thought.

  • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    Anyone notice that A-rod is a hit in his next AB away from .300 on the season?

    He’s on fire

  • Kostas

    Buster Olney’s piece – subscription req – today.

    At the end of the 2005 season, Brian Cashman had resolved to end his tenure as the Yankees’ general manager. On what he thought was going to be one of his last days on the job, he gave Yankees owner George Steinbrenner — with whom Cashman had many battles — a recommendation about what Steinbrenner would need in terms of structure going forward.

    There’s good reason to believe Cashman could use a break.
    Steinbrenner asked him to stay on, and now Cashman is in his 14th year as the Yankees’ GM. His contract is set to expire at the end of this season, and many of Cashman’s professional colleagues are starting to believe this will be his last with the team.

    “I think maybe he’s finally had it,” said one GM. “That’s a job that will take a lot out of you.

    • V

      RAB ran this earlier today.

      • Kostas

        Well I am two hours behind EST so that will be my excuse.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Why even throw to first?

    • Monteroisdinero

      A Jeterian hit wih a non-Jeterian result. keeps the inning alive.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Unlike AJ last night CC is 0-1 on most hitters. A very good place to start each ab.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Every Kim Jones segment reminds me of Anchorman.

    “What Kim forgot to tell you is, those were not real pirates”

    YES just generally needs more Jack Curry.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    CC’s dealing today

  • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    so some moron dropped chris carpenter and wandy rodriguez last week and i picked them up.

    i definitely hope they will turn it around (carpenter already did yesterday)

  • Esteban

    Ball is carrying better today.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Ummm….where did Michael Kay go?

    • Justin

      I was wondering the same thing. I dont necessarily miss him, but hearing just Flaherty alone is kinda….odd.

    • Pat D

      I’m guessing potty break.

      • Esteban

        As CHP would say: Dialeah

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Cook’s already at 46 pitches with no outs in the third.

  • Cy Pettitte

    ARod has been such a beast lately

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Alex is locked in. Booyah.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    .300!

  • Esteban

    Yay ARod

    O GOD. PLEASE DON’T BE HURT

  • Esteban

    And the Yankees finally have a .300 hitter.

  • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    boom, a-rod is a .300 hitter!

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

      .302 to be exact.

      • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

        even more awesome

      • Esteban

        And .302/.378/.519. That’ll do.

  • Ivan

    4-0 lead, with your ace on the mound…You should win no matter what.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    I hope we’re not about to see more of A-Rod at DH and Pena at third.

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

    Whoa, surprised he went.

  • Esteban

    Hustle run. Woo ARod

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    he’s not hurt…can turn it on when he needs to

  • Cy Pettitte

    ARod must be feeling ok if he went on that

  • Ivan

    Wow surprising aggressive baserunning by A-Rod.

  • Kostas

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA C’mon Yanks put some more runs up. Ass kicking time.

  • IRF

    So how long has A-rod been spitting his gum out and slapping it away every time he scores?

    • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

      ha he’s been doing it since i started noticing about 4 years ago

      • IRF

        Heh, I feel like I haven’t noticed until this year.

    • Pat D

      That’s called the Mr. Perfect.

  • Paul O’neill’s Batting Helmet

    the spin threw spilborghs off a bit. on line throw beats him by a mile. worth the shot though with 2 outs.

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

    Good trivia. Whitey Ford, Mo … no idea.

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

      Actually, definitely not Mo. Tough for closers to get wins, easy to get losses.

    • Pat D

      Not Mo.

      • Pat D

        David Cone is one, after that I have no idea.

    • Ivan

      What was the question?

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

        4 Yankee pitchers have recorded their 50th win before their 20th loss.

        (CC is currently 49-19 in pinstripes, so he’d be the fifth.

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

      Gomez, Chandler?

      • Pat D

        Last 60 years.

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

          Ah, my bad.

    • the tenth inning stretch

      I think it’s Ford…

  • Esteban

    Ha, Yankees best pitcher gets the run support, though the offense is backing up Nova pretty well too.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    CC = beast mode.

  • Cy Pettitte

    that pitch was nasty

  • Esteban

    6k’s through 3 1/3. What will he end up with? I say 11

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

    The double hit!

  • Esteban

    Holy shit, when’s the last time you’ve seen that? Hit the ball twice with one swing.

  • Ivan

    Jeter doesn’t get to that ball folks…just saying.

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

    That’s a hit with Jeter at short.

  • Ivan

    CMW wow…

  • Cy Pettitte

    never would have guessed CMW

  • Esteban

    Wow CMW one of the answers. RIP CMW. Goddamn NL baseball

  • Ivan

    I’ll be SHOCKED if Joba is ready by spring training.

  • Ivan

    BABIP his ass guys.

    • Esteban

      I think that’s legal now too.

  • IRF

    Holy crap Tulo, that was nuts

  • Truth Meter

    Sanders was crap.

    • Paul O’neill’s Batting Helmet

      baseball, yes. football, hall of fame corner. yea, he couldn’t tackle a sliding QB, but he was as shutdown as they came.

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

    Very nice CC, get out of that mini-jam.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Like a boss, CC.

  • pat

    NO RUNS FOR YOU

  • Simon

    This just came to my mind as the probable pitchers for tomorrows game came up, Nova is a rookie and is a candidate for rookie of the year, who else is considered to be contenders for the rookie of the year award?

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Michael Pineda >>> Ivan Nova

    • Cy Pettitte

      I’d take Pineda, Hellickson and Britton over him

    • IRF

      Pineda

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

      It’s Pineda’s award to lose right now. He’s been unreal.

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

        Jose Iglesias.

        • Icebird753

          Casey Kelly

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

            Nah, he’s a bust now.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    You’re killing me, Robbie.

  • Esteban

    Good try by A-Rod, not much else he could have done.

  • tom

    This game feels one-sided, but right here Tulo could make it close.

    Damn all those double-plays.

    • Esteban

      CC says no dice.

      • tom

        As he so often does.

        Brief anxiety moment past.

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

    I would watch Cano make that pivot all damn day.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Jeterian

  • Cy Pettitte

    CC is just filthy, this is a pithing clinic

  • Ivan

    CC really want his shutout intact.

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

    Swishamash.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Swishalicious.

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

    Every single game all the Flaherty talk makes me want to kill myself. They make it like he was the greatest catcher of all time.

    • Pat D

      He was the greatest Yankees backup catcher of all time.

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

        He was no Johnnycakes.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      It’s actually uncanny how they manage to tie his 2004 walkoff against Boston into every broadcast.

      It’s like a bizzaro version of FOX Saturday baseball.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    HIP HIP

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

    Yikes, looked like CarGo dogged it a bit.

  • Esteban

    Me gusta!

  • Pat D

    Methinks CarGo gave up on that a little bit.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Hip Hip

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Helton’s still got it.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    I would kill to be named “Rex Brothers”

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Is Girardi managing the Rockies now? Bring in a terrible reliever just because he’s a lefty?

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

      Rex Brothers ≠ “terrible reliever”

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      Given how Cook has looked today, I’d take rather have Brothers in the game by a longshot.

  • tut

    Has Teixiera evolved into a .250 hitter?

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

      Shouldn’t that be devolve?

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

        Slowing down is technically acceleration.

  • tom

    It’s amazing Cervelli can have two hits and still not contribute to scoring a run.

  • Ivan

    Rex Brothers seem like the Rockies version Boon Logan. Lefty who throws hard but cant get lefties out and sucks.

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

      Except Rex Brothers:
      A.) Was a first rounder, not a 20th rounder
      B.) Is 23, not 26
      C.) Has a dominant minor league track record, as opposed to just an average one
      D.) Is viewed with elite closer potential, and not simply servicable LOOGY potential

      Their similarities end at handedness, they don’t start there.

      • Ivan

        That and also he has the cooler name.

      • Jimmy McNulty

        Wasn’t he a supplemental pick, not a first rounder?

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

          MLB doesn’t really distinguish between sandwich picks and garden variety first rounders in the record books (and neither to places like Baseball-Reference, for that matter).

          It’s perfectly fine to refer to guys like Brothers and Joba Chamberlain as first rounders. They’re certainly not second rounders.

          • The209

            B-R does. you just have to click thru the ‘draft’ link on the player’s page

  • Esteban

    Kay is very impressed by the lunchbox. No condiments allowed in his lunchbox though.

    • Esteban

      LOL “And we’ll stick around to honor America and lunchboxes.

  • Ivan

    Filthy.

  • Ivan

    Wow CC still pumpin 97 into the 7th.

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

    I would like to know how this game is ‘solid’? A 5 hit shutout is ‘solid’?

  • Ivan

    If it were up to me, I just make CC finish the entire game at this point.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Let’s honor America and lunchboxes

    Really, Michael?

    • Esteban

      Give me liberty lunchboxes or give me death.

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

        I regret that I have but one life to give for my lunchbox.

        • Esteban

          Those who deny lunchboxes to others deserve them not for themselves. ~Abraham Lincoln

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

            I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their lunchboxes.

            • Esteban

              Ok, you win. That cracked me up.

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

                I was considering going with Malcolm X:

                “Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on your lunchbox, send him to the cemetery.”

                • Pat D

                  Plymouth Lunchbox landed on us?

                • Esteban

                  And I’m proud to be an American,
                  where at least I know I’m free.
                  And I won’t forget the men who died,
                  who gave that lunchbox to me.
                  ~Lee Greenwood

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Sooo will Girardi let CC go for a CGSHO?

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      Hopefully, he’s cruising and he hasn’t thrown too many pitches yet.

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

    This is a good game to run Hector Noesi back out there so he doesn’t dwell on the ass kicking he took in Cincinnati too long.

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

      Works for me.

    • Ivan

      Yeah I wouldn’t mind that at all. I still rather let CC go for the complete Game Shutout.

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

    I wonder if Clayton Mortenson’s nickname in the Rockies clubhouse is “Viggo”.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      Am I the only one that got really uncomfortable when Michael Kay called Mortenson “a tall drink of water”?

      I know gay marriage is legal in NY now, but think about Jody Michael!

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

        There was nothing erotic about it; he was just picturing a delicious tall glass of water that might be found, say, in an American lunchbox.

        • Pat D

          You put glasses in your lunchbox?

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

            I’m high-class, baby. Sterling silver flatware and cloth napkins. My lunchbox is lined with fine, Corinthian leather.

            • Pat D

              Not rich Corinthian leather?

              /Montalban’d

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

                Damn, I thought I had the reference perfectly worded.

                MeFail.

                • Pat D

                  KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

                    To the last, I grapple with thee; from hell’s heart, I stab at thee; for hate’s sake, I spit my last breath at thee.

                    • Pat D

                      I wonder who could play Khan in the new series…

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

                      Scott Caan.

                      Don’t say no so fast, just think about it for a while, let it wash over you.

                    • Pat D

                      I could see it physically. Not sure if he’s got the charisma or if he could imitate the voice, which he’d have to do.

                      Oh wait a sec…you’re screwing with me.

      • Pat D

        It’s been legal for less than 24 hours.

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    Fun Fact: Jonatan Herrera grew up idolizing Fred “Chicken” Stanley.

    • Pat D

      Now that takes balls.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Wow, Young has no idea how to play right field.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      I was kinda surprised that he even got Tex.

  • nsalem

    Alex’s day should be done

  • pat

    Arod looks hurt.

    • Nuke LaDoosh

      He’s kind of pulling a Mickey Rivers today. Looking hobbled and limping all over and then turning it on on the basepaths when he needs to (scoring on the sac fly earlier.)

  • Esteban

    Jorge Posada: Decidedly not dead.

    • nsalem

      Miracle Max strikes again

      • Pat D

        Castle: stormed.

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

          No more rhymes, now, I mean it!

          • Pat D

            Anybody want a peanut?

  • tom

    Good thing the Yankees have a nice lead, or the RISPFAIL!!!! crowd would be deafening today.

    • Jetrer

      .357 is fail??

      • tom

        Leaving men on base at any time the runs are needed qualifies for some.

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

          We don’t demand perfection. We simply demand success at a rate that so approximates perfection that it is indistinguishable from true and complete perfection, that’s all.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    When was the last time these guys hit a home run? Freddy’s start against Cinci?

  • JMK

    CarGo being hit for because he dogged it in center?

  • Pat D

    Nice save, Flash.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    I am mad about that, I want CC to get the SHO.

    **shaking fists**

  • pat

    NOOOOOOOO

  • JMK

    Shutout gone, bring in Noesi.

  • Ivan

    Fuck!!!!! u suck CC!!!!

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Goddamnit.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    FUCK no shutout for CC :(

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Why in god’s name is Robertson warming? If CC gets taken deep this inning, fine…but still. Either let CC complete the game, or bring in one of the scores of shitty relievers in the bullpen.

    • X-62

      Agree.

    • Girardi’s Binder

      Fuck you and your logic!

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

      Q: Why in god’s name is Robertson warming?

      A: We had an off day before this series, we have an off day after this series, and Robertson hasn’t pitched since Wednesday afternoon. He could use some work, and he’s far from overused.

      You’re welcome.

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    And so despite the fact that the rSox won the off-season, have 6 Aces, are better on paper, were a complete team on opening day, blah blah blah, the Yanks are 3 outs away from being dead-even after 75 games. Kudos to Cashman, Girardi and the Boys. Kershaw on the market yet?

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

      Kershaw on the market yet?

      Is Barack Obama still president? Yes?

      Then no.

      • Pat D

        Saw some illustration of Michelle Bachmann with the caption “The Chosen One” yesterday.

        I almost harmed myself.

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

          Michele Bachmann has Teixeira Eyes.

    • JMK

      I don’t see how Kershaw makes it on the market even with the crazy Dodger financial mess.

  • JMK

    I’m not one of those “the game takes too long, speed it up!” proponents, but seriously Rafael, there’sno reason to take that long to set up.

  • Pat D

    I think that’s the saddest face I’ve ever seen on Swisher.

  • Cy Pettitte

    crushed by Teix

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

    Dead Texy.

  • Ivan

    Check Mate!!!!!!!!!

  • Pat D

    Rally: killed.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Tex should take forever to run around the bases.

    Betancourt’d

    • Pat D

      George Brett 1980 ALCS’d

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        Oh, I wasn’t even alive for that.

        • Pat D

          Nor was I, but I’ve seen the highlights and it pisses me off.

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

          Paul Begala: Ronald Reagan blamed Jimmy Carter for everything, for years.
          Meghan McCain: You know, I wasn’t born yet, so I wouldn’t know.
          Paul Begala: I wasn’t born during the French Revolution, but I know about it.

          • JMK

            Meghan McCain’s boobs >>>>> Paul Begala’s boobs.

            • Pat D

              Not saying much.

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

              Have you ever seen Begala’s boobs? They’re real, and they’re spectacular.

              • http://deleted Total Dominication

                It’s lewd, lascivious, salacious, outrageous.

          • Pat D

            Now, now, she’s under attack from Bristol Palin…

  • JMK

    That Larry Crowne movie looks like dog shit.

    • Esteban

      So bad.

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

        BUT WILMER VALDERRAMA IS IN IT!

  • Ivan

    Lets be honest here, the only reason why the Sox are even leading this division is because of that 8-1 record against us. I mean if the yankees win 2 of those games, they would be on top of the division.

    • JMK

      Meh, it’s a marathon not a sprint. Would it be nice to have won them? Sure. But I’m not broken up about it.

    • Pat D

      The thing is that Tampa Bay will probably have a bigger say than we’d like in deciding who wins the decision. 16 games left for the Yankees, not sure how many for the Sox.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Buddy fucking Carlyle

  • Esteban

    Oh Buddy Carlysle, you’re terrible.

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

    J.C. Romero would look great in Buddy Carlyle’s roster spot.

    • Pat D

      Wasn’t it interesting that no one claimed him?

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

        Not with his salary, I always forget about that when it comes to waivers. Now he’s available for the pro-rated minimum.

        • Pat D

          Ah, my bad. For some reason I thought claiming him on waivers wouldn’t assume the full salary.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Why couldn’t he have given up a HR to Giambi?
    Fuck you Carlyle.

  • Pat D

    He’s leaving…(leaving)…on a Midnight Train to Scranton (whoo whoo!)

  • JMK

    Serious question: When’s the last time a person named “Buddy” was good at sports?

    • Pat D

      Buddy Bell was a bit underrated.

      • JMK

        Shit, fail on my part. That’s an obvious one.

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

      Who the hell is Buddy Lee? I thought we were talking about Buddy Guy.

      • mbonzo

        I’m not your Buddy, Guy!

        • Pat D

          I’m not your Guy, Friend!

      • Esteban

        You’re not my buddy, pal!

      • JMK

        He makes cakes in Hoboken, right?

      • JohnnyC

        Drinkin’ TNT and Smokin’ Dynamite!

    • pat

      Umm fucking AIR BUD????

      DUHHHHHHHHHh

  • Ivan

    Anyday now Carlysle.

  • teddy

    should let cc finish this

  • mbonzo

    One more base runner and this is a save situation right?

    • Jetrer

      2 more, tieing run has to be on deck

      • Esteban

        Thankfully, that’s a moot point.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Why get Mo up? Use Ayala or Noesi.

  • JMK

    That is not what I expected a guy named “Charlie Blackmon” to look like.

    • Ivan

      He should look like Mars Blackmon rite.

    • Pat D

      I’ve found that most famous people with the last name “Black” are white and most famous people with the last name “White” are black.

      • JMK

        Yeah, true on that.

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

          Yeah, just look at Jack Black and Jack White.

          No wait, nevermind.

      • toad

        Joe Black?

  • Esteban

    SWISH with the D at first.

  • JMK

    Great grab by Swisha.

  • Ivan

    Game Bitches!!!!!!!!! Yankees Win!!!!!

    • Esteban

      Game, blouses.

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

    Buddy Carlyle just missed Scranton.

    • Jetrer

      hopefully not for long

  • JMK

    Kim’s hair looks awful; not a fan of the outfit either. I wonder if Michael Kay is her stylist.

  • Esteban

    Uhoh, this Swisher interview is Cuso bait.

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