Jun
30

Game 79: CC for the sweep

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The Yankees have yet to win five games in a row this season, which is pretty remarkable when you consider their overall record (AL best 47-31, +110 run differential). They’ve got several things going for them today after winning the last four, starting with CC Sabathia on the mound. The Yankees are also 22-4 (!!!) in day games, so that’s another thing they have going for them. There’s no Alex Rodriguez or Curtis Granderson in the lineup though, those two guys are just getting routine days off before playing three DH-less games in CitiField. Here’s the starting nine…

Brett Gardner, CF
Nick Swisher, RF
Mark Teixeira, 1B
Robinson Cano, 2B
Jorge Posada, DH
Andruw Jones, LF
Eduardo Nunez, SS
Ramiro Pena, 3B
Frankie Cervelli, C

CC Sabathia, SP

Today’s game starts at 1:05pm ET and can be seen on YES locally or MLB Network nationally. If you’re stuck at work, you can listen on WCBS 880. Enjoy.

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528 Comments»

  1. philip says:

    Jeter will be in Trenton Saturday and Sunday and will report to the Yanks on Monday.

  2. Greg says:

    So our C lineup for CC. I like our chances.

  3. 28 this year says:

    Too bad playoff games are never during the day…

  4. China Joe says:

    I think I’d like the lineup better with CC hitting

  5. Jd says:

    And Posada will have to bat right handed. We are doomed.

  6. ultimate913 says:

    Hey, Mike.

    The new RAB commercial on YES said you guys liveblog during every game. I’m guessing they were misinformed?

  7. 28 this year says:

    Does anyone know how much minor leaguers spend going through scouting reports and stuff? Would that have any discernible effect on how well pitchers pitch because in the majors, most of the time, there is a lot of info on every hitter in order to attack them? Same applies, the other way, hitters with info on pitchers? How much of that is in the minors?

  8. NHYankeesFan says:

    This lineup hurts my eyes

  9. Cy Pettitte says:

    nothing better than winning the first two and having CC on the mound for the sweep.

  10. 28 this year says:

    thoughts on the six man rotation that Girardi said they are considering?

    Personally, give CC the most amount of starts possible, the rest can settle itself.

    • Pat D says:

      Sounds like Girardi blowing smoke.

    • Cy Pettitte says:

      fine with it I guess, as long as it doesn’t mess up CC or take away from his number of starts. Might be easier to just replace Gordon and send Nova to AAA for now to refine his off speed stuff.

    • Greg says:

      Ideally we have a 12 man rotation. No one will ever have an excuse to be injured.

    • MannyGeee says:

      We like to call this the ‘Mitre Effect’.

      With an arm like that, you HAVE to slot him in for starts.

    • YankeesJunkie says:

      No six man rotation! Ever! (unless it September and you are guaranteed to go to the playoffs). The thought of six man rotation just bothers the hell out of me. Pitchers are fine on a five day rotation and to give more starts to lesser quality pitchers is just idiotic. Drop Nova or Garcia to the pen it is not that hard. No wonder no teams have any players on the bench when they are being utilized such as 6th inning lefty and 6th starter. No! If anything I would much rather see pitchers going every five days and skipping over the fifth starter more often.

  11. Pat D says:

    They said on the pregame show that Colon is a go for Saturday.

    So, assuming he remains healthy and Hughes comes back soon, what do they do? I know they’ll option or DFA Gordon, but then do they send Nova to the ‘pen and Noesi back to AAA, or do they send Nova to AAA and keep Noesi? I personally think it would be the latter.

  12. philip says:

    Nova is there to stay,he is not going anywhere.

  13. Rob says:

    the red sox got 0 WAR for $15M out of mike cameron, now that was a shrewd signing

    • Pat D says:

      I think that’s mainly due to the injuries, but, yea, gave him too much money.

    • jsbrendog says:

      yeah, yikes. and i was (among many) hoping for the yanks to sign him. good thing they went thames instead. i think it was him, right? so thames/jones >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>2 yrs of cameron

      amirite?

  14. Ivan says:

    I would call this the Yankee’s B- lineup

  15. Brooklyn Ed says:

    Mets hatre aside, I seriously feel bad for Willie Harris who lost a child last night. My condolence goes out to the Harris family.

  16. MannyGeee says:

    jus saying guys, if you’re listening online, Uecker is calling the game from Milwaukee’s side. worth the price of admission

  17. James says:

    The Yankees have brought back Sergio Mitre. http://espn.go.com/blog/new-yo.....nkee-again

  18. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    OH WHAT??? No Morgan??? *cries*

  19. Ivan says:

    Nice FB by CC their.

  20. YankeesJunkie says:

    I still lol at the Johan Santana trade.

  21. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Kay: Phillip Humber is pitching well for the White Sox.

    You really are reminding us of thet???

  22. Rob says:

    reyes led off the game with a double against verlander, i hope we can contain him this weekend

  23. Ivan says:

    WTF that means “cut the mustard”????

  24. Pat D says:

    To paraphrase Lando, that deal is getting worse all the time.

  25. Cy Pettitte says:

    Boston’s 4-5 today is Pedroia Varitek, lol.

  26. MannyGeee says:

    CC with back to back Ks… and the perfect game is still in tact.

  27. Foghorn Leghorn says:

    Is Darnell macdonald really the best option Boston has?

  28. Pat D says:

    Jeter would of made that pl…never mind.

  29. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Sox 5-9 hitters
    5 Varitek
    6 Reddick
    7 Sutton
    8 Scutaro
    9 Lester

    Enough to make me want more interleague play.

  30. YankeesJunkie says:

    The strike out pitch is working again today.

  31. Ivan says:

    CC looks really good. Just smoked the Brewers with some Fastballs there.

  32. Rainbow Connection says:

    I just turned on the radio 90 seconds ago and yelled ‘shut up!’ twice already.
    They insist the Yanks and Sox will be in a bidding war for Prince.
    “I never would have heard of Ontario, CA except we fly there sometimes”
    REALLY!!!!???!!! So that means you HAVE heard of it!

  33. Cy Pettitte says:

    BG stole off a lefty? madness

  34. YankeesJunkie says:

    Nice swipe by Gardner! Now his SB% is up to 3%.

  35. Yank The Frank says:

    The Yanks should run all day on this guy.

  36. Yank The Frank says:

    Dum da dum dum..

  37. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Haha, the Brewers defense is just the gift that keeps on giving

  38. jon says:

    swisher!!!

  39. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Double Steal!!!!

  40. YankeesJunkie says:

    Nice double steal! Gardner is up to 4%!

  41. Cy Pettitte says:

    double steal!

  42. Pat D says:

    Err, Teix.

  43. Cy Pettitte says:

    RBIs for Robbie!

  44. Greg says:

    3 for 37 with RISP now 4-38 well done Cano

  45. Karl Krawfid says:

    Ooo wee!

  46. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Ribbies for Robbie

  47. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Booyah

    Nice read by Robbie to take second, too

  48. Yank The Frank says:

    Robbie picks them up

  49. YankeesJunkie says:

    Can’t complain about that. Great hit by Cano!

  50. jon says:

    that should be all CC needs

  51. Pat D says:

    Yay Robbie.

  52. Ivan says:

    Beautiful hitting there by Cano.

  53. MannyGeee says:

    Wolf doesnt look like a guy with a 3.20 ERA

  54. Pat D says:

    Montero, Vazquez and Whelan named to IL All-Star team.

  55. Johnny Nitro says:

    How can I listen to the game if I’m in the office and not a MLB Audio subscriber?

  56. YankeesJunkie says:

    Wow, that was not even close.

  57. Karl Krawfid says:

    34 pitches

  58. YankeesJunkie says:

    Got to enjoy when the opposing pitcher throws 35 pitches in the first inning.

  59. jon says:

    so the Phil Coke the starter experiment has officially ended

    Coke is 1-8 with a 4.91 ERA after allowing seven earned runs in four-plus innings against the New York Mets on Wednesday night. Left-handed rookie Charlie Furbush will move from the bullpen to the rotation.

  60. tom says:

    The Yankees have been killing the Brewers on pitch count all week

  61. MannyGeee says:

    i thought these guys had mega pitching?

  62. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Way to go Nunez

  63. Yank The Frank says:

    1 hit 2 runs 36 pitches

  64. Pat D says:

    Oh, Nunez. Swing at the first pitch when he’s walked 3 guys.

  65. Mike Axisa says:

    Joe and I on IM just now…

    me: 35 pitches!
    Joe: wonder if they can get him to 50
    me: not with these three guys coming up
    Joe: was about to say
    me: i’ll be shocked if he makes it to 37
    hah!
    Joe: hah

  66. #24!!!! says:

    Daniel Murphy homered off of JUSTIN VERLANDER. I’m feeling a little less confident going into the subway series…

  67. Greg says:

    CC’s got to keep that pitch cout down.

  68. YankeesJunkie says:

    Nice double play by Pena.

  69. YankeesJunkie says:

    CC is looking fairly sharp this afternoon.

  70. MannyGeee says:

    wow, CC is in full blown Beast mode today.

  71. Ivan says:

    He Gone!!!

    /White Sox Anouncers’d

  72. Greg says:

    Only 1 K that inning. Failure.

  73. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Going with the Mets…

  74. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    6. None of them.

  75. Greg says:

    Looking at the opponents. I think the Mets have impressed me the most, looking at what they’ve done.

  76. jon says:

    with pena in the lineup its like a national league lineup

  77. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Let’s fucking help Randy Wolf! Good shit guys!

  78. MannyGeee says:

    never too soon for small ball. atta boy Pena!

  79. jon says:

    who else cant wait for RA Dickey face?

  80. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Uggh..Dillon Gee

  81. Pat D says:

    “Kay approved stats?”

    Oh, lord.

  82. Cy Pettitte says:

    lmao at “Kay Approved Stats”

  83. Kevin G. says:

    Yankees are 6-3 in games where Cervelli gets a hit.

  84. MannyGeee says:

    OK, so after the big 1st inning, sounds like we are gonna give Wolf some leash

  85. Klemy says:

    Sterling dry humping these not-homerun calls kills me.

  86. Cy Pettitte says:

    that’s so Nunie

  87. Jetrer says:

    Nunez’d

  88. Greg says:

    Cant blame Nunez there. Tough play

  89. YankeesJunkie says:

    Nunez with another errant throw. That never happens.

  90. jon says:

    hes got the range you gotta give him that

  91. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Everyday shortstop

  92. Yank The Frank says:

    Nunez should not be allowed to throw the ball. Run it to first.

  93. pat says:

    Jeets waves at that.

  94. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Oh Nunez

  95. Joseph Cecala says:

    From Gameday, it looks like CC is getting squeezed

  96. Greg says:

    That was not a Nunez error. That was scored a base hit.

  97. CUYanks says:

    I’m sure the “6-man rotation” will work itself out. Hard to believe we will have too many turns with Colon, Hughes, and Garcia effective and healthy at the same time.

    • YankeesJunkie says:

      Or you know, not go with a six man rotation which is just a terrible idea.

      • bobtaco says:

        I don’t think it is a terrible idea if you keep CC, Phil and AJ on regular schedule and give the older guys a little more rest. The question mark is Nova…

        • YankeesJunkie says:

          CC, AJ, Colon, and Phil should all be going on regular rest and either Nova or Garcia should not be in the rotation. No reason to go messing around with a six man rotation. Have your five best go.

  98. Greg says:

    Where was that?

  99. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    I hope Kay isn’t serious about putting Bartolo in the BP

    • Cy Pettitte says:

      seriously. what would they be saving him for? he’s on borrowed time and a 1 year contract. Ride him hard in the rotation while he’s effective.

      • CG says:

        Kay isn’t the smartest guy in the world…sure he has a large vocabulary but he says some stupid stupid things every single game.

        • Pasqua says:

          He tends to slip into the “I’ve seen it with my own eyes” knod of narrative, which allows him to call Garcia a good pitcher and advocate for Colon in the ‘pen because of his “stuff.”

    • Jim S says:

      Wait, you don’t want our 2nd best starter pitching fewer innings more than likely in lower leverage situations?

  100. Karl Krawfid says:

    CC Threw a 96 mph heater down the middle and didn’t get the call.

    Ump must have blue eyes.

  101. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Nova a reliable starter? Okay then.

  102. Cy Pettitte says:

    how is this a tough call? Hughes, Colon > Nova, Gordon.

    • jon says:

      and its not like nova would have to be released send him down and work on his shit

      someone is going down eventually

    • CUYanks says:

      I agree, but remember Phil Hughes hasn’t pitched very effectively in the Majors since around June of last year, and has not been remotely effective this year. I think it’s too soon to bank on him as an effective starter. I understand being optimistic, but I think (if you’re being realistic) you have to think of Hughes as big question mark until he proves he’s effective, instead of vice versa.

  103. Pat D says:

    I think that might have gone foul with one more bounce.

  104. Karl Krawfid says:

    Bad luck. Can’t be playing that deep on Gomez though right?

  105. Pasqua says:

    This idea (perpretrated by the MSM) that Freddy Garcia is a good pitcher needs to stop. He’s “pitched well” because he’s “pitched lucky.” To me, it’s just a matter of time until that luck runs out, as he is a smoke and mirrros kind of pitcher, relying on location almost entirely. That Kay would support Colon’s move to the ‘pen because his stuff “translates” there is about as dumb a comment as you can make.

    • Greg says:

      Did you look at his stats from last year?

      • Pasqua says:

        I’m not trying to say that he has been without success, but it’s no secret that Garcia relies solely on his location. If he’s not able to put it where he wants to, he’s probably screwed. That, to me, is dangerous and will always make me (and others, I assume) leary when he takes the mound every fifth day. I understand keeping him in the rotation until (and if) he sucks beyond repair, but I would never say he “needs to stay” in the rotation, as Kay and Flaherty seem to be saying.

    • FIPster Doofus says:

      Garcia has been lucky, but his peripherals are still solid for a back-end starter (4.06 FIP, 4.17 xFIP).

      • Pasqua says:

        Yes, definitely. And that’s totally fine. I’m not advocating that he be dumped. As a matter of fact, I’d send Nova down before anything else (clean and simple solution). I just don’t like this idea that he is must-have in the rotation, which Kay is suggesting.

    • Rainbow Connection says:

      I thought the MSM’s plan was to criticize the Yankees for any reason? Wouldn’t that mean they’re saying Freddie sucks?

  106. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    I’m not sure I have as much faith in Nova as Kay and Flash do. He’s been getting better, sure, but sending him down to the minors while he’s got options wouldn’t exactly be a crime against humanity.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile says:

      That said, I’d bump Chief from the rotation before I bump Nova

      • jon says:

        but nova can be sent down, freddy cant

        • Cy Pettitte says:

          exactly. Freddy is fine for a 5th starter, it’s not like they’re gonna let him start any playoff games.

        • Pasqua says:

          Indeed. Ride the Freddy train until the luck runs out and stash Nova away in AAA. No need to reinvent the wheel in making the decision, though Kay seems hellbent on doing so.

        • AaronGuielWithASmile says:

          True, but I wouldn’t be in favor of releasing Freddy. I’d rather put him in the bullpen instead of Carlyle/Mitre/whoever today’s token long man is.

          Kay’s opinion that his stuff won’t translate to the ‘pen makes no sense to me. If you can throw strikes, you can be a long reliever.

      • Jerome S. says:

        Nah, between the two it’s a wash. Nova is more flexible in terms of what you can do with him, so I’d throw him in the pen or to Scranton.

        Garcia: 4.06 FIP
        Nova: 4.5 FIP

  107. Jimmy McNulty says:

    Where the hell is CC’s change up?

  108. Cy Pettitte says:

    CC – 2
    Prince – 0

  109. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Hell yeah CC!!

  110. Yank The Frank says:

    Beware The Beast!!

  111. Greg says:

    CC crowns the Prince

  112. Jimmy McNulty says:

    Awesome.

  113. Greg says:

    That pitch count is worrying me though

  114. tom says:

    Was that a classic pitch-around with Braun or what? Like CC’s saying, I KNOW I can get Fielder.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile says:

      I think it was more a case of I KNOW I don’t want any part of Braun in a 2-0 count, let’s start fresh with the next guy.

      But great pitching against Fielder either way.

  115. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Note to Cervelli: it’s the top of the 3rd.

    Settle down buddy.

  116. Kevin G. says:

    That kid with the long hair from the Verizon commercial goes to my High School…

  117. FIPster Doofus says:

    Step aside, Bautista

  118. Cy Pettitte says:

    Teix! holy shit he is a monster.

  119. Greg says:

    the 300 Teix Message!

  120. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    300 Tex Messages!

  121. jon says:

    congrats to teix

    leading the league on your 300th

  122. Pat D says:

    Great question in KLaw’s chat.

    “Johnny (Boston)
    Can we get off the dodgers story please?? Nobody outside of LA cares, Keith.

    Klaw (2:04 PM)
    I don’t think that’s remotely the case.”

    Says a lot about people in Boston, methinks.

  123. CUYanks says:

    Cole Hamels likely out of the game, hit by a line drive.

  124. Jerome S. says:

    The Brewers SS really Jeter’d that ball.

  125. Jimmy McNulty says:

    Cameron was DFAed? Yankees should give him a shot at a bench role.

  126. Karl Krawfid says:

    Grats big Tex

  127. TheLastClown says:

    Tuned in just in time to see Teix’s 300th!!

    Quick & dirty on the 1st two runs?

  128. Jimmy McNulty says:

    I forgot how good of a CF Gomez was.

    • Rob says:

      remember when he robbed a-rod of a homerun over the “baggy” back in 2009 when he played for the twins, that sucked, but obviously the yanks still won

  129. Cy Pettitte says:

    Cervelli! being useful!

  130. YankeesJunkie says:

    Yanks auto win with Cervelli’s second hit of the day.

  131. Greg says:

    Blooper!

  132. Jetrer says:

    wow, look at Cervelli being useful

  133. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Haha, poor Ramiro can’t catch a break.

  134. CUYanks says:

    Philly big 4 down perhaps to Halladay, Lee, Worley, Kendrick

  135. Karl Krawfid says:

    Robbed

  136. YankeesJunkie says:

    That was a hell of play, but the 4 run lead should be enough for CC.

  137. Pat D says:

    Man, they’ve got more hits than the Brewers? I wanted them to win but get outhit again.

  138. ansky says:

    Flaherty is awful in the booth. His voice, and the useless things it says.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile says:

      And on top of that, he barely even bothers to conceal how much he hates Kay.

      Hating Kay isn’t a bad thing in and of itself, but it makes for some painfully awkward broadcasts.

    • CG says:

      I really hate games with Kaye and Flash, they really get on my nerves with some of the asinine things they say. I hate how Kaye always has his talking points, it’s like he is trying to turn the game into an add on for his radio show.

      The best booth is Singleton, Cone and/or Leiter, in my opinion.

    • Karl Krawfid says:

      Can’t wait to hear Cone and Leiter.

      • ansky says:

        Kay is at his best when he is setting up, Cone, Paulie, Leiter or Singleton. Days like this he is doing play by play and there is just no chemistry here. Boring and he doesn’t extract anything interesting.

  139. YankeesJunkie says:

    One has to Soriano.

  140. Karl Krawfid says:

    CC throwing more 4 seamers lately

    • AaronGuielWithASmile says:

      Makes sense, he hasn’t been able to get his changeup in there for strikes today.

      Plus, with a 4 run lead you can afford to attack hitters a little more directly.

      • Karl Krawfid says:

        No I mean in general. If you look at his starts from early in the year. He was throwing way more 2 seamers.

  141. Cy Pettitte says:

    CC is seriously in beast mode.

  142. YankeesJunkie says:

    CC-Completely Cruisin’

  143. TheLastClown says:

    Kind of a misleading question, no?

    Wouldn’t it be “Name the 4 times a Yankee’s gone 15/20 by the ASB”?

    Sori don’t count as two players.

  144. Greg says:

    How could they do that in the shift? Were they not in the shift?

  145. Jimmy McNulty says:

    Oh that useless asshole.

  146. TheLastClown says:

    Ain’t that America?

    Pudgy little white girl stuffing spun sugar into her face….

    (sigh)

  147. Xstar7 says:

    Did Michal Kay just call Yuniesky Betancourt Rafael Betancourt?

    That’s raycess

  148. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    True or false: Yuniesky Betancourt is the worst everyday player in baseball

  149. Pat D says:

    That’s actually a pretty awesome bobblehead.

  150. Cy Pettitte says:

    that bobble head looks like CC got hit in the nuts with a comebacker

  151. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Gotta give Brewers fans credit, there were a ton of them at all 3 games of this series.

    I had no idea that there were so many of them / they traveled so well.

  152. Xstar7 says:

    CC is mixing his fastball and change up very well.

  153. Kevin G. says:

    Yankees are 3-0 when Cervelli gets a hit and Sabathia starts.

  154. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    CC dealing!!

  155. Cy Pettitte says:

    9 K’s through 5, CC doing his DRob impression.

  156. Rob says:

    I will be at the game on Friday night, what the chances jeter hits 3000 that night?

  157. Pat D says:

    I think CC was muttering this as he strode off the mound:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vt-6Iv5Yhsk

  158. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    When CC’s pitching this well, you might as well pull a Jim Tracy and pull the starters. This game’s as good as over.

  159. YankeesJunkie says:

    CC has a good chance to surpass his Yankee record of 10 Ks today.

  160. CUYanks says:

    Back-to-back games with high strikeout totals for Sabathia.

  161. Cy Pettitte says:

    bad brewers defense is bad

  162. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    HA fail!!!

  163. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Again: the Brewers defense is the gift that keeps on giving.

  164. Greg says:

    Brewers defense Fails again

  165. Pat D says:

    The Brewers have committed no errors in this series, but they have committed several crimes against adequate defense.

  166. Cy Pettitte says:

    I wanna see Andruw crush something

  167. TheLastClown says:

    Do the Brewers play this sloppy defense against other teams?

  168. jon says:

    LOL someone get a gif of that

  169. Mike Axisa says:

    Might be time to get Eduardo Nunez a chinstrap for that helmet.

  170. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Love whenever Nunez’s helmet comes off

  171. Cy Pettitte says:

    Is it too much to ask for Nunez to get a helmet that fits?

  172. whozat says:

    I hate when they make a pitcher throw 30-something pitches in the first, and then he’s <90 at the end of the fifth.

  173. Cy Pettitte says:

    fist pump!

  174. TheLastClown says:

    Nunez is the Buster Keaton of the Yankees.

  175. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Wowwww what a throw and pick by Cervelli and Tex

  176. YankeesJunkie says:

    That is worthy of a fist pump.

  177. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Yay Tex and Cervelli

  178. Xstar7 says:

    I’m surprised Cervelli didn’t throw that into right field. CC is mowing ‘em down.

  179. IRF says:

    Ryan Braun is good at hitting baseballs

  180. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    I wonder how many runs have scored when batters reach on K’s this year.

  181. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Umm…that’s an awkward pause.

    Though I’m not too surprised that Flash doesn’t have many friends.

  182. Karl Krawfid says:

    CC thought that was gone.

  183. Cy Pettitte says:

    97 on the 95th pitch

  184. Karl Krawfid says:

    11 ks!

  185. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    11 K’s!!!

  186. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    CC = Cruise Control

  187. YankeesJunkie says:

    Congrats to CC for setting a high for Ks for the Yanks.

  188. TheLastClown says:

    So…a pitcher has never had 5k in an inning right?

    Seems unbelievable, with all the innings in history. I hope to see it one day.

  189. Cuso says:

    This is clearly his best start of the year, and it could be approaching his best ever in Pinstripes depending on the next 3 innings…

  190. Pat D says:

    Lester is mowing down the Phillies.

    Helping to prove my theory that the Phillies’ offense kinda sucks.

  191. Karl Krawfid says:

    12!!

  192. YankeesJunkie says:

    Honestly CC is making this look to easy.

  193. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Doesn’t it say a lot about John Flaherty that his first reaction when he heard people talk about what a nice guy CC is was “they must be lying!”?

  194. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    13 KKKKKKKKKKKKK

  195. YankeesJunkie says:

    I really hope CC comes out next inning.

  196. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Dear Milwaukee:

    You should’ve offered me 7 years.

    Sincerely,
    CC Sabathia

  197. Xstar7 says:

    CC is good at baseball

  198. Karl Krawfid says:

    13 baby!

  199. CBean says:

    13!!!

  200. Will says:

    [Just remembers there's a game this afternoon...]

    What’d I miss?

    Oh… wow.

  201. nunez fan says:

    nunez is such a good luck charm. whats the record now with nunez playing? it is really up there. they will start losing again when jeter gets back. yeah jeter will hit more singles than nunez but how many routine groundballs will turn into singles? prob even more than before the calf injury.

  202. CUYanks says:

    Do you think CC owns the NL?

  203. Xstar7 says:

    CC is going to get to pitch one more inning. Even though we’re winning by four, it still pisses me off they let Randy Wolfe stick around this long.

  204. YankeesJunkie says:

    CC can tie Cliff Lee for most Ks in a game this year if he can strike out the side.

  205. MikeD says:

    If he strikes out five of the last six batters, he can tie Guidry for the Yankee single-game record, and break if if he strikes all six batters out.

    Of course, that’s not going to happen, since strike-outs, since he’ll probably be yanked for the 9th.

    • MikeD says:

      Broken sentence. I was going to say strikeouts usually require a higher pitch count, so he’ll be pulled.

  206. MannyGeee says:

    does anyone know where Uecker goes in the middle innings? always disappears for like 1.5 – 2 innings…

  207. Karl Krawfid says:

    Maybe Hughes comes back and gives CC an extra day.

  208. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    What 13% voted for the Brewers???

  209. TheLastClown says:

    Tying run comes to the plate for the Phils in the 7th, 1 out…

  210. IRF says:

    Why the hell is Drob warming?

  211. nunez fan says:

    im sure gonna miss seeing nunez out there when jeter gets back. i dont know what it is about him but he looks like a total badass. i think its the scruffy look.

  212. YankeesJunkie says:

    Hell of a game by CC!

  213. Xstar7 says:

    CC getting a nice hand

  214. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Is this his record?

  215. NHYankeesFan says:

    Damn you Ryan Braun!!!

  216. Karl Krawfid says:

    Big man! Hell of a job!

  217. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Great job by CC

  218. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Yeah, I just gave CC a standing ovation from my living room

    /imighthaveaproblem

  219. jon says:

    is that chew CC just put in his mouth??

  220. Dela G says:

    Zz straight up killed it today. Excellent job, ZZ

  221. YankeesJunkie says:

    CC has raised his K/9 all the way to 7.36 or so from 6.86 before today.

  222. MannyGeee says:

    there goes CCs 11th win. Boone is in

  223. Klemy says:

    I hate you Boone.

  224. TheLastClown says:

    I’d rather have CC pitch righty than bring in Boone.

  225. Xstar7 says:

    Just a little too quick, Prince.

  226. Rob says:

    They should have sent a-rod to the bullpen to give logan a pep talk before he came out

  227. Karl Krawfid says:

    Prince is on everything man.

    Need to get something down and away.

  228. Pat D says:

    Boone!!

  229. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Heh. Logan K’s Prince.

  230. Yank The Frank says:

    Fielder has done nothing this series.

  231. Karl Krawfid says:

    That works. Yeah.

  232. ansky says:

    And Boone says, relax big man- I got this

  233. John Kruk's belly says:

    Boone is heating up for the second half of the season. He still sucks though.

  234. Adam says:

    Cheers to Joe for trying his damndest to get Logan going again.

  235. Dela G says:

    Great job. By Boone. I thought he’d eff it up for sure

  236. CBean says:

    Yay Boone!

  237. Jimmy McNulty says:

    Meh I woulda liked to seen him finish it, but it’s the conservative call. I’m okay with it.

  238. John Kruk's belly says:

    If the bases were full I wonder if Joe would’ve still put Boone in.

  239. Mike Axisa says:

    I always knew John Axford would end up pitching in Yankee Stadium one day…

  240. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Axford does a nice job filling Milwaukee’s “reliever with silly facial hair” quota

  241. TheLastClown says:

    I think we should predict/expect torrents of HRs from all the sluggers that face the Yanks.

    Worked some sweet voodoo on the Prince.

  242. IRF says:

    Mitre!!!!

  243. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Please not Mitre. It’s only 4-0.

  244. Yank The Frank says:

    There is hope for the Brewers, Mitre is warming up.

  245. YankeesJunkie says:

    CC’s start today was the most dominant start by a Yankee since…

  246. Dela G says:

    Damn I had no idea axford threw 98. Holy shit

  247. that kid who cusses at his parents says:

    Brewers suck dick

  248. CUYanks says:

    Mitre might be in to set up the save situation for Mariano.

  249. YankeesJunkie says:

    The NL is awesome!

  250. Nuke Ladoosh says:

    Y’all need to quit hating on my boy Booney

  251. CBean says:

    Are we in for THE EXPERIENCE today?

  252. TheLastClown says:

    DE-FENSE clapclapclap
    DE-FENSE clapclapclap

  253. Pat D says:

    Fucking Varitek has hit two home runs today. And the Magic Elf hit one, too. Who was it that was laughing at those two being the 4-5 hitters?

    Thank you for reminding me why I hate you, Phillies.

  254. Jetrer says:

    Jeter’d

  255. Dela G says:

    Great job cervelli!

  256. Karl Krawfid says:

    Nice RBI thanks Cervelli.

  257. Xstar7 says:

    Clutch Cervelli. This just increases the chances we’ll see you know who.

  258. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Ha Cervelli with 3 hits. But this means we’ll probably see Mitre…sigh

  259. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    3 hits, 2 RBIs for Frankie?

    Am I dreaming??

  260. theyankeewarrior says:

    Was anyone else hoping for Noesi?

    Nothing against Ayala. He’s pitched great this season.

    • Tim says:

      Noesi just threw 50 pitches a day and a half ago. He wasn’t coming anywhere near this game unless something terrible happened.

  261. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    If you caught a milestone homerun ball, what would you ask for in return for giving it to the player?

  262. CUYanks says:

    If you told me Braun was going to hit .700 this series, I would have envisioned a different three games.

  263. CBean says:

    what happened to Mitre?

  264. V says:

    Now Adrian Gonzalez, that’s a guy who knows how to win. Can’t hit the pitcher? Well, hit him with the baseball and knock him out of the game!

  265. V says:

    19.2 IP, 21 Ks, 0.00 ERA, 0.76 WHIP, 2 Ws. I’ll take that.

    /nobody cares about my fantasy team

  266. Jim S says:

    Yankeeeeeeees!

  267. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    CC leads MLB in wins until the Tigers – Mets game is over.

  268. Xstar7 says:

    These guys just can’t lose during the day. Must be the warm sun rays which brings out their inner Megatron.

  269. TheLastClown says:

    Oh Teix & his special balls…

  270. Hester Prynne says:

    These guys just can’t lose, period. We will win the Mets series, win the Indians series, and take 3/4 in Tampa. CC-Bartolo-AJ-Phil-Freddy is the best rotation in the AL.

    • Skip says:

      Could you find Doc Brown and use his Delorean to go back in time to about March. Then post this on all of the “sky is falling” posts back then when Cashman sucked and could only find trash like Bartolo Colon and Freddy Garcia to fill our rotation. Heads might explode across time and space.

  271. Kevin G. says:

    NBA lockout? WTF.

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