Jun
29

Game 78: Trying for four in a row

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(Photo Credit: Flickr user Jay?? via Creative Commons license)

Does anyone even read these things anyway? I’m guessing no. 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, RHP

YES will have the game at 7:05pm ET. Enjoy.

Injury News: Eric Chavez is running at full speedRafael Soriano is almost ready to throw off a mound … if he’s ready by Saturday, Derek Jeter will playing in a rehab game(s) with Double-A Trenton … Phil Hughes may not need another rehab start, he looked pretty sharp today.

Categories : Game Stories
  • http://twitter.com/jmhs Jake S

    I read them :(

    • YankeesJunkie

      Me too! :..(

    • vin

      I only skim them.

  • MattG

    I never read any of them, including this one.

    • Pat D

      I’m Brian of Nazareth and so is my wife!

      • Peter R

        Well done sir

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    If nobody reads them, why is there injury news?

  • Pat D

    I ready these things.

    Also, Marcum sucks against the Yankees.

  • James A

    You know what makes catching routine fly balls hard to catch? Being high during the game
    http://www.sportspickle.com/vi.....jer-morgan

    • Pat D

      There are…no words.

    • http://Www.or.ly JM

      /TyroneBiggums’d

      • Pat D

        It tastes just like it smells.

  • Jonathan Harker

    I read every post by Mike, Joe, and Ben. Tonight will determine whether or not we sweep. We have a favorable pitching matchup tomorrow, AJ needs to not give up the long ball.

    • Jonathan Harker

      And he needs to use his hook more. Last start he kept throwing fastballs to Giambi. Throw him the hook in the dirt! Throw it to Fielder.

      • Monteroisdinero

        and a changeup or two in the first inning.

  • Mike Myers

    great news on Phil

    • hogsmog

      Yeah I am sort of surprised more people aren’t going nuts over this, because I totally am.

  • Matt Montero

    I ready them, Jeter at Trenton will be insanity

  • Mike Myers

    from rotoworld:

    There is a “good likelihood” Bartolo Colon (hamstring) will be activated from the disabled list to start Saturday against the Mets, according to Yankees GM Brian Cashman.
    Colon tossed 60 pitches Tuesday in a simulated game and practiced bunting drills Monday in preparation for taking the mound in a National League park (i.e. Citi Field). The big right-hander has been sidelined since June 12 with a left hamstring strain and will return to a stellar 3.10 ERA

  • John Kruk’s belly

    Please God, let Hughes come back strong and healthy.

    • jdp

      Stronger, healthier, AND much better than he was the second half of last season, when he was awful.

  • 28 this year

    I am so rooting for Hughes. I hope he’s back adn strong next week, hopefully with a new fire that will finally let him harnass that potential.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Ryan Franklin released. Is he worth a try?

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

      Nope. Wasn’t working in the weaker league, not going to work in Yankee Stadium.

  • King George

    Yanks will have the best rotation in the MLB besides Philly…which is hilarious since everyone was uncertain/panicky about it before the season started.

    • 28 this year

      well it kinda helped the question marks all seemed to work out, some to a higher degree than others.

  • AndrewYF

    Every day I look at the little smiley face at the bottom of the page, and it makes me feel a little better about the world.

  • Dino Velvet

    Only one day left to vote for the All-Star game
    You can Vote Early – Vote Often on line.
    http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/events/…..ballot.jsp

  • Mondoas

    I DO read this everyday and then I read all of the Yankees’ fans posts on Facebook as they all re-post it. Btw, who’s leading off tonight? LOL!!

  • Kostas

    I think it is funny that Red Sox would sacrifice defense just to get Papi in the line up. DH is a worthless position – pitchers should hit.

    • Pat D

      I beg to differ.

      • Kostas

        Most don’t fill the position above league average for hitting and then provide nothing else to the team. Lot of money to pay a guy to hit .270

        • Pat D

          Pretty sure .270 is above league average right now by a lot.

          Yep, .254 in the AL and .251 in the NL.

          I’d rather see a guy who can hit than a pitcher who can’t and is being paid a lot of money to PITCH.

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

      They’re playing Ortiz at 1B and A-Gon in RF. Should be fun.

      • Kostas

        If Ortiz has to dive he may explode.

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

          PastadivingBlackSantaClaus

  • Karl Krawfid

    AJ walked Nyjer Morgan?

    • Greg

      Let the chaos begin.

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

    AJ Burnett-esque

  • Greg

    Here we go.

  • Jonathan Harker

    Throw the hook, damnit! Enough with that fastball on 1-2!

  • John Kruk’s belly

    AJ has such a great pick-off move

  • Karl Krawfid

    Take your time AJ.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Nice DP to limit the damage.

  • Greg

    Well, just like last start, AJ avoids the meltdown.

    • John Kruk’s belly

      He should step off the mound more often to gather his thoughts.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Lol @ Fielder sprinting

  • Greg

    The Mets scored 4 runs off Phil Coke in the top of the first. Base clearing triple by Scott Hairston. Damn, they are rolling

    • jerrynyg

      It was still a bad trade for the Yankees!

      • Greg

        The Tigers made a grave mistake by converting him to a starter.

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

          I wouldn’t go that far.

        • jerrynyg

          They had to throw too much cut on him to stretch him out that far.

  • first time lawng time

    He limited the damage. He’ll give up 2 more runs max in the remainder of this game.

    • Pat D

      I find your love of AJ fascinating.

  • Cy Pettitte

    nice AB by Curtis

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

    Wow, that was some take by Granderson.

    • Ivan

      Yeah. That was a Bondsque take by the Grandyman.

      • Jimmy McNulty

        I wish Teixeira took like that.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Was that Phil Nevin I saw in the Brewers dugout?

  • Guest

    Tex and change-ups: As friendly as Bartolo and vegetables.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Slow ass game man.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Where’s Alex’s power gone?

    • Guest

      Long time passing?

      • Pat D

        Nice one.

    • John Kruk’s belly

      Don’t worry he’ll still make it to 30 HRs, 100 RBI in the last game of the season by hitting 4 dingers and driving in 9.

      • YankeesJunkie

        He will be way past 100 ribbies if he stays healthy.

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

          The only reason he didn’t lead the MLB in RBI last year was because of the 2 weeks he missed on the DL. And even then, Miguel Cabrera only beat A-Rod out by 1 RBI.

  • Pat D

    Epic fail, Hart.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Epic win, Curtis

  • Cy Pettitte

    what a catch! Curtis is amazing.

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

    Great play by the Grandyman!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Holy shit Grandy

  • YankeesJunkie

    Does Hart not realize that everything left of center is going straight to a vacuum cleaner.

    Great play by Granderson!

  • Kostas

    That was pretty!

  • tom

    Fine play by Curtis, but Hart had no business being anywhere past 2nd.

  • jerrynyg

    The Grandy Man is amazing! Well worth the spare parts we unloaded for him!

    • TheLastClown

      AJax & IPK were not spare parts.

      So often I see polarized opinions on this trade, either that it never should’ve been made, or it was just highway robbery.

      Neither one of those, IMO, is accurate.

      • jerrynyg

        Well, I realize you can’t read tone but I was being sarcastic. Earlier in the same thread I made the exact opposite statement, that the trade never should have been made.

        Real talk for one minute here: it was a great trade for the Yankees. Granderson in the prime of his career likely to be worth more than what they gave up. That doesn’t mean the guys the Yankees gave up have no value, but IMHO they have less value than Granderson.

        • TheLastClown

          A ha, interpretation fail.

          & I agree, great trade for the Yankees. If Curtis was putting up an analogous season to ’10, then it looks a bit closer.

          I loved the trade when it happened, and I love it more each & every day we get to see Curtis do his thing.

          • jerrynyg

            Haha, wouldn’t it be great if there was a universally agreed upon sarcasm font for the internet?

        • Guest

          I imagine this is the first usage of “Real talk” on RAB. I approve.

          • Pat D

            So long as it’s not Intentional Talk.

  • Ivan

    Wow what a play by Granderson.

  • TheLastClown

    I just love our defensive OF

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

    Cano’s relay was ridiculous. Caught it, turned, threw the ball chest high to Tex in an instant. Wow.

  • Erica

    GRANDY!!! CANO! TEX! Damnit, this team. This. Team.

    • TheLastClown

      This. Team?

      Will. Not. Be. Stopped.

      Periods.

      • Erica

        I enjoy leaving them in places they don’t need to be in.

  • Frank

    Who is the long man tonight for the Yanks? I don’t see AJ being long for this game.

    • John Kruk’s belly

      Buddy Carlyle

    • Pat D

      Brian Gordon, maybe. But probably not.

    • CP

      1 run and 29 pitches in 2 innings? That doesn’t scream early exit to me.

  • Cy Pettitte

    “A-rod told me earlier this year hed like phil coke back in pen for yanks. Maybe he gets wish. Coke miscast as starter” – Heyman

    http://twitter.com/#!/SI_JonHe.....1960256512

    huh?

    • Pat D

      Heyman being Heyman.

    • Addison

      Heyman’s not too bright.

      Maybe ARod’s idea of keeping Coke in the bullpen was in reference to the same way Tim Raines did.

  • James A

    Brandon Morrow perfect through 3 against Pittsburgh, Dan Haren perfect through 3 against Washington
    They should do a poll question right now who has the better chance of actually throwing one

    • jdp

      Because we need more toyota plugs?

    • Pat D

      Morrow had that one start last year which was just amazing. I’d pick him.

    • James A

      I jinxed them both, I have magic powers

      • Pat D

        The Force is strong with this one.

  • TheLastClown

    Please Michael, never compare Jeter to Yuni ever ever again.

  • Guest

    OK, Reyes is 2-2 for with his 30th SB.

    This is Adrian Beltre in his last year with the Dodgers. Just an epic contract push. Amazing.

    (I know he’s still an elite talent outside of his results this year, but this year he’s putting up one of the best half-seasons for a lead-off hitter that I can remember).

    • YankeesJunkie

      I wouldn’t want to touch Fielder or Reyes with a 30 foot pole considering the contracts they want.

    • Ivan

      Reyes has been on a tear for the ages. However I do think he is playing way over his head.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Looks like Burnett is settling down a bit.

  • Pat D

    Now can the lineup that has hit Marcum to a .303/.380/.674 line please show up?

  • Pat D

    Mo Vaughn!

  • lily

    im happier when i see yanks putting up some runs. it be nice to see some hits ad

  • Greg

    We seem to do this when AJ is throwing a gem. We dont score any runs. I read on here that we have lost two 1-0 games from AJ this year.

    • Pat D

      By the way, I’m convinced you’re really Wallace Matthews.

      • Greg

        Why would I trash ESPN so much if I was Wallace Matthews?

        • Pat D

          Excellent cover.

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

            If I wasn’t Jamaican, then why would I have this hat on, hmm?

  • lily

    finally a hit!

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

    Brett Gardner: Platoon left fielder

    • jdp

      Nobody will remember [why should you] all the rotten stuff i said about Gardner in April. Maybe I was wrong.

    • Pat D

      Not said by me.

  • jdp

    the home plate ump in Philly called a total of 22 balls on the 22 batters in the first 3 innings. isn’t that kind of weird? We should get that guy behind the plate for Colon’s start on Saturday. He’ll throw an 85 pich complete game.

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

    How was that a strike? Is this umpire even paying attention?

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

      Doesn’t matter now. Grandyman walks again.

  • Jonathan Harker

    Marcum can throw that curveball anywhere and this ump will call it a strike.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Granderson the walking man

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

    Curtis Granderson is a walk machine. Wasupwitdat

    • Pat D

      He’s not paid to walk. He’s paid to hit home runs!!!!

    • Ivan

      Call him Curtis Bonds.

  • Mojo

    Someone teach this man how to hit a fucking changeup!

  • mike c

    mark teixeira, hits: 70, HR: 24

  • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

    That walk brings Granderson’s OBP to .365 matching his career high.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Flash and Kay are distracted by everything.

    • Pat D

      What were you saying?

  • Guest

    OK, Grandy’s new found patience is quite impressive. Also, 55 pitches for Marcum.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Tex CAN NOT hit those changeups

    • Pat D

      Which is a problem considering he can’t not swing at them.

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

        I assure you, baseball isn’t as easy as it looks. By time his brain realizes it’s a changeup, he’s already started his swing.

        • Pat D

          I know it’s not easy. I’m just getting peeved at his Darrell Evans act this year so far.

  • Mojo

    Fuckin’ gingersnaps! If there’s ONE thing I hate watching more than Jeter’s awfully routine ground balls, it might just be Texeira’s piss poor approach (or lack thereof) against the changeup.

    • jdp

      trade the bum!

  • Pat D

    I know it’s only 3 innings but I’m already annoyed.

    • jdp

      We are Yankee fans. We get annoyed more quickly than anybody else. Be proud of it.

    • Mojo

      Yeah, it certainly has that shitty air to it thus far. Burnett just can’t catch a break . . .

      • first time lawng time

        Dot dot dot? Burnett rarely gets run support and it’s infuriating. Marcum isn’t even that great of a pitcher.

        Also, I am sick of Cano grounding out to second. And when was the last time Arod hit a HR?

        • Pat D

          June 11.

          • first time lawng time

            Thankyou. It seems he hasn’t been hitting many HRs this year. Or especially as of late.

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

    RISP fail. They can’t do anything against Marcum’s changeup.

  • wow

    ump’s a joke.

    • John Kruk’s belly

      Yeah that strike 2 to Arod was bullshit. Totally changed the at-bat.

  • Sheepmeister

    This is getting ridiculous for marcum

    http://www.brooksbaseball.net/.....evDate=629

  • Pat D

    ARod, Yount…

    • Karl Krawfid

      Greenberg and Musial

      • Pat D

        Shoulda known that.

      • Pat D

        So you didn’t want to stick with Markus Teixeiracus?

        • Karl Krawfid

          Naw…

          I have to stick with Karl Krawfid. Carl was my first name but someone else uses it now.

          • Pat D

            I am disappoint.

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

              As am I. Markus Teixeiracus is a plus-plus name.

  • first time lawng time

    Through 1/3 of the game, the offense has been utterly craptastic.

    But AJ is pitching, so I’m not surprised.

  • nsalem

    Banks

    • nsalem

      wrong

      • Pat D

        Logical guess, though.

  • Jonathan Harker

    This is yet another ballgame AJ is gonna lose 1-0. Where is our offense? You know that Doug Davis guy who shut us down? Released today by the Cubs, one of the worst teams in baseball doesn’t want a guy that shut us down.

  • first time lawng time

    So if Colon and Hughes come back healthy and effective, who leaves the rotation? Gotta be Garcia, right?

    • Jonathan Harker

      No way. Nova will go the pen and be the long man. Freddy’s numbers are better than Nova’s and he’s a veteran.

    • Sheepmeister

      why not send noesi down to AAA to get regular starts and make nova the long man in the bullpen.

      • Pat D

        This is what I would expect.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Probably Nova

    • John Kruk’s belly

      Nova. I want Garcia to reach type B FA status. He’s been better anyways.

  • CBean

    I’m hoping this doesn’t turn into one of those games where AJ pitches awesome and loses on this one run he gave up.

  • Mike Myers

    Braun is gooood.

    • Mike Myers

      that was the worlds slowest slide back to first

  • Sheepmeister

    I wish burnett would get the calls that marcum is getting on those corners.

  • Mojo

    A running Jew. Ironic, no?

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Kay and Flash are reeeeeally board

    • Pat D

      Now I know they can be wooden and all, but isn’t that an extreme comment?

  • Pat D

    DP = Burnett’s best friend.

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

    Hooray for double plays

  • YankeesJunkie

    Love the DPs, hopefully the Yankees can figure out the change.

  • John Kruk’s belly

    3 DPs for AJ. Now offense come alive!!!!!

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Corey Hart looks like should be doing something other than playing baseball. I’m thinking either chasing dingoes in the Australian outback, or maybe posing on the front of a Lucky Charms box. Any ideas?

    • Pat D

      I like the Australian hunter idea. He doesn’t look Irish.

    • first time lawng time

      I’m going to have to go with the Australian outback thing. Good call.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Robbie!

  • Karl Krawfid

    LOL Morgan

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

    Robbie Cano, dontcha know?

  • CBean

    Ok get Robbie home!

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

    Nyjer hit the wall harder than Cano hit the ball.

    • Pat D

      He ain’t gonna forget this series anytime soon.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Lolmorgan

  • Jonathan Harker

    There’s a wall there, Morgan.

  • Fritz

    I love the Triple! Gardner would of had an inside the parker

  • TheLastClown

    Nyjer! Nyjer!!

    (it was a tough play I know)

  • a.hinds

    the brewers announcers just brought up the fact that morgan was a hockey player. which is unusual, because he’s black

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

      Did they really say that?

      • a.hinds

        not the unusual and black part that was me,

        • Pat D

          Hmmmmmmm…………

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

          It’s unusual that his family moved to Alberta. It’s not that unusual that a kid in Alberta (black, white, Inuit, or other) plays hockey.

    • Hall and Nokes

      He’s so batshit crazy, he might actually be a hockey player all this time.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        I’d like to see a video of all his lols over the years

        • Pat D

          Just go to YouTube.

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

      Reason No. 445 Why Hockey is Not a Sport.

      • Pat D

        Gymnastics are not a sport because Romanians are good at it.

        /George Carlin’d

  • CBean

    Swisher!!!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Swish!

  • Cy Pettitte

    hooray for Swish being Swish again

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

    There you go Swish, there you go

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

    That was a 3-1 changeup. But I was told Nick Swisher can only hit 2-0 fastballs. Or was that homeruns only?

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Only 2-0 fastballs in garbage time

  • Hall and Nokes

    Sterling: you know Suzyn, next time we get a chance I’m going to go out there and find out how hard that wall is out there.

    Me: head first, John. Head first.

    • Pat D

      He’s got a thick looking cranium. I can assure you there will be no change.

    • the tenth inning stretch

      Wall: destroyed.

  • Greg

    Ump is giving him inside braking ball

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

    I still can’t decide if Nyjer Morgan is the best bad centerfielder in baseball or the worst good centerfielder in baseball.

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

      I’d say the worst good center fielder. He has been worth 1.6 fWAR so far this year.

  • http://www.carlsyankeedugout.com Carl

    [I'm late on this] The heck was Nyjer thinking? He nearly hurt himself running into the center field padding.

    • Pat D

      Seemed pretty obvious he had no idea where he was.

  • Fritz

    Life is good. We are in first place and getting Colon, Hughes, and Jeter back.

  • Cy Pettitte

    76 pitches already, lets crack into that lolpen soon

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

    That was a hanger.

    • Greg

      You could put a shirt on it.

  • Cy Pettitte

    HIP HIP!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Hip Hip

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

    Jorge Alpine Laced that one.

    #productplacement

  • Ivan

    It must be that short in RF.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Jeez 228 for russ

    • Karl Krawfid

      Hey that helps russ

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

      TWO TWENTY EIGHT THAT, BITCHES

      • Karl Krawfid

        I’ll take it like a man

  • first time lawng time

    This is a very stupid question, so forgive me. Is Robertson injured or unvailable? Because I saw him in the dugout. Aren’t relievers supposed to stay in the bullpen? I’m sorry; I’ve just never seen that before. Not sure if it’s a rule that relievers are supposed to remain in the bullpen. Stupid, I know.

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

      They usually sit in the dugout until the fifth or sixth inning.

      • CP

        On of the advantages of having defined roles.

    • Pat D

      I think it can be either way.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Sometimes relievers stay in the dugout until they are called on to warm up.

    • first time lawng time

      Alright that makes sense. Just wasn’t sure. Thankyou everyone.

  • Len S.

    All the Posada haters can suck my cock!

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

      Can, not must, right?

      • Len S.

        Can? Yes they can!

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

    Wooo Russ.

  • Ivan

    Boom!!!!

  • the tenth inning stretch

    MUSCLE.

  • Cy Pettitte

    RUSSELL!!!!!!!!!!

    he needed that badly, happy for him.

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

    RALLY: KILLED

  • Greg

    Russell the Muscle!

  • Jonathan Harker

    She’s gone! Welcome back, Russell!

  • YankeesJunkie

    Thank goodness for the defense playing back.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Rusell with Muscle!!

  • Pat D

    Way to be Russell!!! Makes me want to give you my All Star votes!!!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Also that was on an 0-2 pitch

    • John Kruk’s belly

      Also that was his change-up.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        Tex wasn’t batting

  • John Kruk’s belly

    Thank you offense for coming alive. It’s alive!!! It’s alive!!!

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

    Granderson:Uncured

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Geez lackey

    • Cy Pettitte

      seriously, he might be a better DH than pitcher

      • first time lawng time

        Lol that’s so sad.

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

    John Lackey is just as ugly running the bases as he is pitching. Or breathing.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      He got rid of that hideous beard

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

        I think it’s more accurate to say that his beard escaped his face.

      • first time lawng time

        IDK if that beard was that bad, though. It helped cover up the ugly. Kinda like Youk’s. (seriously, Youk looks like such a creeper without the beard)

        • Pat D

          He looks Cro-Magnon with it.

    • Pat D

      He might not even be one of the 5 or 10 ugliest guys on that team, too.

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

        It’s a Murderer’s Row. Of actual murderers.

        • Pat D

          Get the Criminal Minds crew after them.

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

            Seriously, the Boston Red Sox clubhouse is full of mugshots that would fit right in on a post office wall.

  • first time lawng time

    OMG Corey Hart would totally be a lumberjack.

    http://www.thesportsbank.net/c....._24_11.jpg

    Picture him in that picture, except wearing flannel, one of those raccoon hats, and a hatchet.

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

      Corey Hart cuts down trees, he skips and jumps, he likes to press wildflowers.

      • Greg

        He puts on women’s clothing and hangs around in bars

        • Pat D

          He wears high heels, suspenders and a bra.

          He wishes he’d been a girlie, just like his dear papa.

    • Pat D

      He’s a lumberjack and he’s ok, he sleeps all night and he works all day.

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

      I need what you’re on.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Cruisin’

  • Cy Pettitte

    AJ shutdown inning after getting the lead, awesome

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Seven pitch innings?

    Very good, sir.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Those cigarette commercials are SO FUCKING DISTURBING!!!!!

    • Greg

      I think that’s the point. Scare tactics.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        I mean, no offense to anyone who smokes, but it seems like a smoker wouldn’t care about those if they spend $4-5 on a pack of cigarettes. Also it does nothing but gross out people who don’t smoke.

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

          Also it does nothing but gross out people who don’t smoke.

          Which, again, is the point.

    • YankeesJunkie

      They are also full of shit with scare tactics.

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

    Was not aware that tomorrow is a day game. I approve.

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

      I don’t; I have to work from 12-2.

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

      I’ll be there with bells on.

      LITERALLY.

    • Pat D

      Unstoppable.

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

    I love how we have three pitchers that give Yankee fans paranoid, stomach-turning agita in the first inning, fears of imminent doom by the second inning, and then have turned in a sterling performance by the 6th/7th inning and nobody remembers what they were freaking out about earlier.

    Nova/Burnett/Garcia have to lead the league in hyperbolic fan boverreactions.

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

      Don’t you think other teams have batshit fans?

      Bostonites must shit themselves every time that Matsuzaka takes the mound. Good for them he’s not doing that anymore.

      And what about SF fans and Zito? Isn’t Zito just a west-coast AJ anyway?

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

        Sure, but there’s more Yankee fans than Boston fans or Giants fans.

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

          Touche

          Am surprised how MLB acts like the Yanks are the scourge of baseball considering that their fanbase makes up so much of baseball’s fanbase.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        But with Dice K their fears are legit because he actually sucks.
        AJ and Freddy are pretty good.

        • Pat D

          Well of course they need not fear the DiceBB now.

          Just John Lackey and Tim Wakefield and Andrew Miller.

          • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

            Most feared aces ever

            • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

              By the fans of the ace’s team, that is

            • Pat D

              Babe Ruth was not as respected by his peers as Tim Wakefield is by his peers.

  • Mojo

    I’m not always sure how I feel about games when the bottom half of the order is picking up the slack left over from the top. I mean, I love, love, LOVE the circularity that the lineup demonstrates from time to time, but it also disappoints me when the supposed big guns aren’t contributing the way one would normally expect them too. Again, though, I think it’s my issues with Teixera. I just expected far too much from him (power AND average). Do I seriously have to get used to his .250 BA? Is this just the player that he is? Color me sad :(

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

      Tex has historically been a second half player. He goes on a tear post ASB and hits .300+, pulling his season line northward towards the .275 range.

      • Mojo

        I hope that trend continues but me thinks it may not. Does anyone know if he’s worked with KLong on his offspeed woes?

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

          I hope that trend continues but me thinks it may not.

          Any particular reason why you think it won’t continue?

          • Mojo

            He seems like a different player since his days in Texas/Atlanta/Anaheim. Maybe he’s never quite adjusted to the New York spotlight, I don’t know, but something just appears to be missing . . .

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

              Sure, but that second half phenomenon has followed him to New York.

              2009 First Half: .275/.378/.535
              2009 Second Half: .313/.390/.601

              2010 First Half: .254/.360/.465
              2010 Second Half: .259/.372/.502

              2010 was a tough year for him, but he’s still a second half hitter, he’ll probably be fine.

              • Mojo

                Perhaps that’s part of the mystery to me, his performance last year. He never quite found his stroke once summer swung around.

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

                  The Good Mo works in mysterious ways.

              • first time lawng time

                I think the Yankees as a whole are a second half team. Not just with Cano and Tex, but the team wins more during the second half.

                The funny thing is that in 2010, the team fell apart the second half ( or at least didn’t win as much), Cano didn’t have a great second half, and Tex wasn’t as great the second half.

                Hopefully last year was a fluke and not a change of patterns.

  • Monteroisdinero

    So I was driving and heard Sterling call the Martin HR. Russell the muscle and:

    “Monsieur Martin e la!”

    /I think

    • Pat D

      Yea, I’ve heard that. I had forgotten it. Now you’ve made me remember it.

      Grrrrr…..

  • wow

    Big Fish Eye McGee is due up. Dang bro, do something about those eyes.

  • YankeesJunkie

    That was a hell of play.

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

    Nice flip, Nunie.

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

    Who are you and what have you done with Eduardo?

  • Pat D

    The Big Bopper is coming up? That would be interesting.

  • John Kruk’s belly

    Braun GIDP please

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

    Safe, barely.

  • John Kruk’s belly

    Not a good spot for AJ…….

  • Pat D

    Randall Simon didn’t like the Sausage Race…

  • wow

    that’s trash

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Wel that could have been quite a bit worse.

    • Jimmy McNulty

      Still applies.

  • Pete

    going to the game tomorrow – anyone know if that shopping center down the street from the stadium still offers the cheap game-day parking?? Thanks!

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

    Could have been a lot worse.

    • Pat D

      Could of. Could of.

      How dare you not get this right.

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

        I would of done things differently if I could of done this again.

        • first time lawng time

          …you guys know the proper English grammar is “have”, right?

          Lol jk

          • Pat D

            Stop ruining the meme!!!

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

              I was joking around! I know the joke here. I was just immitating the people who don’t know the joke . (hence the lol jk)

    • John Kruk’s belly

      yeah, a lot worse. Good job AJ. Just one more inning please so you can hand it to D-Rob and Mo.

  • first time lawng time

    Good job by AJ. Limiting the damage. I am so happy for him!

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

    That’s not bad. First and second, one out, Braun, Fielder, and Hart due up. Didn’t hit a ball out of the infield.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Yay-J

  • John Kruk’s belly

    Time to ravage their pen.

  • Cy Pettitte

    what the fuck? lol only Posada

  • Pat D

    Oh boy.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    How the fuck is that not a HR?

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

      It is, and Jorge will be vindicated.

  • Pat D

    Home run. It hit the fan off the bounce.

  • Jonathan Harker

    That ball is gone. HR Jorge.

  • Greg

    Hit a fan. Its a HR.

  • Dela G

    Wow hip hip

  • Reggie C.

    ground rule double?

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

    That should of been called a HR.

    • Pat D

      Yes it should of.

      • Marcus

        Should of kept it a single. ‘Nuff said.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    That’s a HR.

  • Dela G

    Definitely hit the fan first. Homer

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

    Heh, the guy’s kid has an Orioles yarmukle.

    ZOMG TONY TARASCO ALL OVER AGAIN

    • Pat D

      Isn’t that why the top of the wall is deeper and thicker?

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

        deeper and thicker?

        John Hart, is that you?

        • Pat D

          Mmmmm….could be!

      • Hall and Nokes

        Obviously it’s not deep and thick enough

        /whatshesaid

  • CBean

    That was a home run!

  • Cy Pettitte

    home run! hip hip!

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

    About time.

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    Wow, Michael Kay is dumb sometimes. I guess you have to fill empty airtime, but that’s no reason to debate an easy call with John Flaherty.

  • CP

    Does he have to run around the bases again to count as a run?

  • Monteroisdinero

    This Jorge-he’s a kippah.

    /Hebrew joke

  • mbonzo

    That took way too long to review. I’d rather it just be the wrong call than wait a minute and a half to get the call right.

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

      I laughed.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Seileg’d

    • Marcus

      Bravo!

  • first time lawng time

    This happened about 2 months ago, but I’ve never told or here.

    That annoying RS fan and his buddy that were in one f my classes are so dumb. This is an excerpt of one of our conversations.

    Them: the RS are so good; they won 2 world series from 2004-2007z
    Me: Umm the Yankees won 4 from 1996-2000
    Them: it doesn’t matter. The Red Sox are the team of the decade. They won 2 WS in that decade.

    Me: So did the Yankees!

    I also went on to say that the Yankees were th team of the century, bla bla bla.

    Are all RS fans really that stupid?

    FTR it was in an Italian class, so there is a mix of stupid and smart kids.

    • Pat D

      Keep fighting the good fight.

    • mbonzo

      I agree, Red Sox were the team of the first 2000’s decade. Won their first world series in a bajillion years, and another. They went from joke to contender. Yankees may have preformed better than the Red Sox, but the Red Sox became a legit team during that time. I base on growth of the organization rather than who played the best.

      • Pat D

        You don’t judge something as arbitrary as “team of the decade” by “growth of the organization.”

        You go by the results on the field.

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

        The Red Sox were the story of the decade. Were they the team of the decade? By most any objective measure, no, they were not.

        • mbonzo

          Ok I can agree with that. Calling someone the team of the decade means “story” of the decade to me. That term is just too subjective.

          • Sheepmeister

            story of the decade means they were the team that made hating the yankees cool for the decade.

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

            Calling someone the team of the decade means “story” of the decade to me.

            To me, calling someone the team of the decade means they were the BEST team of that decade.

            The Red Sox breaking an 85 year title drought was the story of the decade. The White Sox breaking an 87 year title drought the following season was the second biggest story of the decade.

            The best team of the decade was the Yankees, though.

            • Pat D

              No, the Diamondbacks ending the Yankees dynasty was a bigger story than the White Sox winning.

              /Selig’d

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

                You know what? The Diamondbacks winning that epic 2001 series over the Yankees, what with Mr. November and B.K. Kim and Randy/Schilling and Gonzalez’s squibber beating the best closer on the planet, all that might be the third best story of the decade.

                Yanks are still the team of the decade, though.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        The Yankees won 2 WS from 2000-09. So did the Sox.

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

          The Yankees also made four World Series appearances and nine playoff appearances during that decade. The Red Sox made two and six, respectively.

          • Pat D

            The Braves were the Team of the ’90’s because they beat the Yankees in all criteria, except one very narrow criteria, World Series victories.

            /Schuerholz’d

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

          But the Red Sox did it on pure grit. Those evil, satanic Yankees buy all of their championships.

          • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

            I’d love it if we won the WS this year with help from Freddy Garcia and Bartolo Colon and the Sox can’t win with AGon and Crawford.

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

              I would laugh my ass off if that were the case.

    • Zooboy

      That actually sounds pretty lucid for sox fans.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Man-o-man-o-schevitz!

  • King George

    Apparently, Michael Kay doesn’t know the rules?

  • mbonzo

    Swisher has been really good in rightfield the last few days.

    • mbonzo

      Wow he’s got a 4.1 UZR this year.

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

        Swisher is deceptively good. Always has been.

  • Pat D

    Curtis inflating his UZR numbers.

  • Rob

    yea aj for a good game

  • John Kruk’s belly

    Well done AJ. Nice quality start. And now your ERA is almost below 4.00

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

    Oh my god STOP EATING YOUR ICE CREAM FROM YOUR MINATURE HELMET DURING GOD BLESS AMERICA YOU DISRESPECTFUL FUCKFACE

    • Pat D

      The things I miss by changing the channel…

    • mbonzo

      I have a collection of all the team helmets, basically if you make a party foul at my place you have to drink a beer out of a helmet. You get to pick the team.

      • Pat D

        I used to have those, too. Wish I’d kept them since a lot of those logos are no longer in use.

    • first time lawng time

      ZOMG terrorists!!!!!!

  • CP

    If I heard correctly, Kay was commenting on how much the Yankees like interleague, because they have a 153-106 record – the best in baseball.

    The funny thing is, that record works out to a 59.1% winning percentage. Over the same time period (1997-today), the Yankees are 1414-927, for a winning percentage of 60.4%.

    So they’re actually 3 games worse than expected in interleague play.

    • Pat D

      I blame it on when they got swept by the Phillies in 1997.

      That was when I knew they weren’t winning the WS that year.

  • first time lawng time

    Beautiful job by AJ. I am very pleased.

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

      It’s because we believed in him.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Granderson will hit a home run.

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

      YOU JINXED IT YOU MOTHERFUCKER!

  • King George

    I hate the Phillies as much as anyone, but man, they are helping us out quite a bit.

    • Rainbow Connection

      Why hate them? Because they stole the Yankee plan of buying championships?

  • Karl Krawfid

    Sox just lost

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Sox lose

  • Hall and Nokes

    You magnificent Bastardo!

  • Greg

    Red Sox lose to Vance Worley and the Phillies 2-1

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

      As John Sterling would say……

      • SDM

        if your playing the “you can’t predict baseball drinking game then take a shot bitches!!!

  • Pat D

    Am I the only one who thinks the Phillies’ offense isn’t really that good? They made Lackey look like a Major League caliber starting pitcher tonight!

    • Mike Myers

      they are old….everyone sees it

      • Pat D

        Yea, they’re not in Win Now mode, they’re in Must Win Now mode.

  • John Kruk’s belly

    So is Tex a career .260 hitter from now on.

    • Mojo

      Haha, that’s what I keep on saying, although I’m a tad less generous as I deduct 10 whole points.

  • Mojo

    On SportsIllustrated, whilst giving out the midseason awards, Terry Francona was in the “running” for top manager . . . My question is . . . Why? Because his team underperformed for the first ten games and suddenly turned it on? On paper that team is ridiculous. What’s with the constant nut-sucking of “Tito”? I don’t understand it. Maddon, on the other hand, deserves all the accolades he receives.

    • first time lawng time

      Maddon! He’s the man!

      Francona is overrated.

      • Mojo

        Yeah, that’s the point. WHY is he overrated? Because he won two series with two of the biggest juiceheads of recent memory? Because he orchestrates daily gang bangs with his boisterous band of kiddy rapists and drug thugs? As far as managing goes, I don’t see the difference he makes. He’s had a top-notch team since he became the coach and, naturally, he’s won with them. Joe Maddon, though, I love that guy. I’d love to see him manage the Yankees. (Not a particularly big Girardi fan)

    • jon

      because the red sox are a small market team who complete with the big bad yankees and are full of home town heroes

      • King George

        I’m going to assume this is sarcasm because Boston is hardly small market.

  • Dino Velvet

    11-3 without Jeter

    2 1/2 lead in AL East

    16 games over .500

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

      Let’s not get ahead of ourselves

      • Mojo

        I’m already far ahead of myself. Watching Jeter the past two years has been painful to say the least. I, for one, am definitely in favor of a Jeterless lineup. Not only does it seem more productive, but there always appears to be less “chaos” in the dugout and clubhouse. Honestly, at the moment, I don’t see what Jeter adds to this team. I think he’s been a distraction all season and plugging him back in at the top will be an inevitably painful and grueling experience. I am NOT looking forward to having him back in the lineup

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

          I was referring to this game in particular since it’s not over yet. I agree with you on Jeter, this lineup is better off without him. Or having him bat ninth instead of Nunez.

          • Mojo

            Oh, haha, yeah.

    • Monteroisdinero

      but Noony always keeps it interesting.

  • Cy Pettitte

    more AJ? ok.

  • Rob

    i live in northeast pa and over the last three years everyone here has become the biggest phillie fans, i hate them all, but it is nice that they are helping us build a cushion in the ale

    • S.King

      i went to school in central PA…phillies fans are awful. second worst to you-know-who.

      • Pat D

        Philadelphia fans are terrible.

        Their knowledge of any game is terrible at best.

      • Rob

        i take it you mean psu, i went there as well, i hated the eagles, steelers, and phillies just because of the drunken fans and chants, even when it wasn’t during the season. obviously no one ever cared about the pirates

        • Pat D

          It was interesting going to Notre Dame. The campus was so diverse in terms of geography that you’d get a little of everything.

          My hall rector was a big Red Sox fan, me and some other Yankees fans got into great arguments with him.

          I really don’t remember too many other Red Sox fans. This was 1999-2001.

  • Greg

    This way if anybody gets on, Robertson can do his thing.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Nunie’d

    • Cy Pettitte

      NuniEEEEEEEEEE’d actually, my bad

  • Pat D

    Go Nunez!!

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      nunez fan’d

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    God damnit Nunez

  • Mike Myers

    sweet throw!

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

    Oh Nunie,

  • Karl Krawfid

    lol Nunez. Didn’t know if he should stay back or charge. Then almost killed the 1st base coach.

  • mbonzo

    Red Sox with 6 wins and 8 loses in interleague.

    Yankees with 9 wins and 4 loses in interleague. (Not counting tonight)

    This just shows that the Red Sox can’t win in the world series and the Yankee can.

    • John Kruk’s belly

      We didn’t play the Phillies though.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        The Sox also lost 2 series to the Padres and Pirates

      • King George

        And the Yanks didn’t get a crack at the Padres or Pirates…

  • mike c

    it wouldn’t be a real game unless nunez made his usual horrendous throw

  • Rob

    i would say pena for a defensive replacement, but who the hell know what you are going to get? maybe when jeter comes back he can be a late inning defensive replacement for nunez?

  • Tut

    Is Nunez that much of an offensive upgrade over Pena?

    • It’sATarp

      No…not when he’s producing negative value with defense

  • It’sATarp

    I’m starting to appreciate Jeter’s below average defense

  • Greg

    John Wetteland 2.0

  • Cy Pettitte

    95 right by Braun, oh lord.

  • bill

    wow, that was some at bat!

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

    Braun didn’t stand a chance against D-Rob.

  • John Kruk’s belly

    c’mon D-Rob go after him!!!

  • Monteroisdinero

    Robertson with a first pitch changeup to Fielder. If he can get that over-fuhgeddaboutittt.

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

    Should’ve went with the fastball again.

    • Greg

      No the curveball was the right choice. It was just a hanger.

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

        Well, he went with the fastball to put Hart away and it worked. But Hart was probably looking for the curveball because of Prince’s at bat.

        • Greg

          Exactly. The psychology of baseball.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    K-Rob

  • Greg

    GOT HIM!

  • Cy Pettitte

    woooooow DRob sitting at 95 is just not fair. love it.

  • Jonathan Harker

    With our lineup, Bartolo and Phil back, and our back end bullpen we’re unstoppable.

  • Pasqua

    Inning intermission: I’m in an 18 team keeper league. Somebody dropped Kendrys Morales. Debating whether to waiver claim him and stash him away in preparation for next year (I’m out of winning contention this year). My waiver pick is #3. Do it?

    • King George

      Absolutely not. His health is still very much in question

  • Rob

    i really hope the mets cool off by friday

    • David N

      Damn, you really don’t expect to see 10 on the scoreboard when you’re facing Verlander.

      That’s baseball, Suzyn….

      • Cy Pettitte

        Coke today, Verlander tomorrow

    • John Kruk’s belly

      I really hope we don’t face R.A. Dickhead.

    • Pat D

      Francesa is going to have no problems hyping this series. He was starting on Monday.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Kay guessing along with the hitters. Dude did not make the Bronx Science HS baseball team.

    I would love to see him throw out the 1st pitch someday. Has he ever?

  • Mojo

    Swisher with a higher average than Tex. Ouch. Didn’t see that one coming.

  • John Kruk’s belly

    D-Rob is nasty. He’s like the biggest cock tease to opposing teams. Always gives them a glimmer of hope…..

  • bill

    Wow, Robertson sure looks sharp these days…

  • Pat D

    Great nights by Teix and ARod.

    • John Kruk’s belly

      They’re saving their big hits for the Mets series.

      • Pat D

        Better be.

        • CBean

          But isn’t it pretty awesome that we can win this even when our 3 & 4 hitters have a sucky night.

          /obligatory deep and thick’d

  • Jimmy

    Boy, Robinson is fun to watch these days.

    • Mojo

      Yeah, I’ve sadly lost the deep infatuation and carnal lust I once had for him. He’ll turn it around . . . I hope.

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

    Show no mercy Mariano.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Finish them Mo

  • Ivan

    I swear to god I thought that was Rick Ross, then it hit me it was Mo Vaughn.

    • King George

      Hahahahaha, exactly what I thought as well. Awesome.

  • Dela G

    Oh c’mon, ump!

  • Ivan

    Where the Fuck was that pitch?!?!?!

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

    Oh fuck this umpire. That was strike three to McGhee.

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

      Mo still got him.

  • Greg

    Mo with 4 strikes.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Hell yeah Mo. Let’s sweep tomorrow.

  • Stratman9652

    I wonder if Louisville Slugger sends Mo Christmas cards?

  • Rob

    I really don’t know how i’m going to handle life when mo retires

    • mike c

      I know… hands down the best part of the game is when you hear enter sandman come on

    • CBean

      I will cry when he retires.

    • John Kruk’s belly

      You won’t.

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

    2 1/2 games up. With CC on the mound tomorrow, we can easily turn this into a sweep.

    • John Kruk’s belly

      But Wolf has a better ERA……

  • Pasqua

    Russel Martin: I don’t know how many at bats it’d been since I had an extra-base hit.
    Kim Jones: Do you want me to tell you?
    Russel Martin: Don’t tell me. Don’t tell me.
    Kim Jones: It was 69 at bats.

    Good listening, Kim.

  • Dela G

    Great effing win

  • PaulF

    The Yankees have been a joy to watch over the last three weeks. 14 -4 since the Red Sox sweep and won every series.

  • Pasqua

    Do we achieve the elusive 5-game winning streak tomorrow?

    Drum roll…

  • CBean

    Nooooooo! Mitre! He will never die!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Great Mitre. Can’t wait till Guadin is back too!

    • mbonzo

      He already came back last year.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Yes, I know. Three times the charm.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    HA!!! Joe Girardi called Russ gritty.

    • mike c

      he’s literally gritty after catching all of those balls in the dirt from AJ

  • bill

    Did he just say that meat-tray is back?!?!?

    • mike c

      yup, freshly DFA’d

  • http://www.carlsyankeedugout.com Carl

    Mitre?! MITRE?! Are you kidding me?!

    • JobaWockeeZ

      I’m surprised I haven’t seen someone defend him yet.

      • Pat D

        Next thread…

    • mike c

      makes you wonder what they will do with gordon