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.

Categories : Game Threads
  • philip

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

    • David, Jr.

      Great. Haven’t been this excited since last root canal.

      • AaronGuielWithASmile

        I’m legitimately excited for Jeter to return. I can’t stand seeing Nunez in the field.

        • David, Jr.

          Right. They have had difficulty surviving without the Cap’n.

          • Cris Pengiuci

            Sure they survived, but Nunez hasn’t exactly been lighting the world on fire with his .247 BA and 9 errors.

            • David, Jr.

              That was sarcastic. They haven’t survived, they have dominated.

          • AaronGuielWithASmile

            Look, I’ve been as frustrated with Jeter as anyone. But he’s just indisputably better than Nunez.

            Plus, getting Nunez out of the lineup will improve the bench.

            • David, Jr.

              We shall see how the team does when he returns. See how many games he strongly affects.

  • Greg

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

    • MannyGeee

      Brew Crew flat out NOT hitting this series. that scares the shit outta me.

      • Monteroisdinero

        They need to pick it up this weekend.

  • 28 this year

    Too bad playoff games are never during the day…

    • Greg

      There are playoff games during the day. Just not our playoff games for ratings purposes.

      • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

        The Brewers and Braves will get dibs on that 1 p.m. slot.

        • Greg

          Exactly

      • James

        We played some daytime playoff games last year… I distinctly remember games 2 and 5 of the ALCS being during the day… The Phil Hughes clunker and the CC Sabathia win.

        • CBean

          Yes I was in a client meeting in Texas during that CC game and was very glad that CC kept me from getting completely mocked by my clients.

  • China Joe

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

  • Jd

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

    • Monteroisdinero

      + regression time. Works for all except Jeter.

  • ultimate913

    Hey, Mike.

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

  • 28 this year

    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?

  • NHYankeesFan

    This lineup hurts my eyes

    • Jim S

      So we’ll probably score like, what, 10 runs today?

      But yeah. Ouch. No Grandy, No A-Rod, no Martin.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

    • Yank The Frank

      ahhh you just can’t predict baseball Suzyn…

      • Cy Pettitte

        maybe i should have put “potential”, didn’t mean to imply it’s an auto-win, just that it’s a nice luxury to have your ace on the mound for a game where you’ve already won the series.

        • Yank The Frank

          Hopefully the jinx did not take effect.

  • 28 this year

    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

      Sounds like Girardi blowing smoke.

    • Cy Pettitte

      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

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

      • Greg

        Choose a different name please.

        • http://wwww.getweirdforfree.com Greg

          I was going to, then I realized I could just register the name and make it mine. I’ll take that option.

          • MannyGeee

            SLAP FIIIIIIIIIGHT!!!!!

      • Jorge

        That’s what Theo would do, since he has so much depth.

    • MannyGeee

      We like to call this the ‘Mitre Effect’.

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

    • YankeesJunkie

      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.

  • Pat D

    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.

    • MannyGeee

      Noesi goes back down. Gordon DFA or phantom arm injury to the DL.

  • philip

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

    • YankeesJunkie

      I tend to agree. Garcia could be an effective option as a long man for the Yankees.

    • MannyGeee

      Nova is doing JUUUUST enough to keep his rotation spot.

  • Rob

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

    • Pat D

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

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        I can see Crawford’s contract ending like Cameron’s

        • Pat D

          Crawford will still be a couple years younger at that point than Cameron is now.

          But obviously that deal is off to a shaky start.

    • jsbrendog

      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?

  • Ivan

    I would call this the Yankee’s B- lineup

    • Monteroisdinero

      but our A- bench.

      CC+A-bench=confidence

  • Brooklyn Ed

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

    • Ivan

      Wow that’s terrible. I do the same as well.

    • MannyGeee

      didnt know that. sucks man.

    • jsbrendog

      yeah not liking a team has nothing to do with real life stuff. idf like to think that even if papelbon had something like this happen to him everyone would be a human being about it

      • Greg

        Agreed.

    • Pat D

      Wow, I didn’t realize that’s why. What a terrible, terrible thing to happen.

    • Klemy

      Honestly can’t think of anything worse, as a parent. I don’t even know how I could go on if anything happened to my son. Definitely condolences that direction.

  • MannyGeee

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

  • James

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

    • jsbrendog

      where have you been?

    • MannyGeee

      that is soooooooooooooooooooooooooo 14 hours ago!

    • http://www.twitter.com/brandonholley B-Rando

      Rarely will ESPN be the firs to break a story, just a heads up…

      http://riveraveblues.com/2011/.....kee-51352/

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

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

  • Ivan

    Nice FB by CC their.

  • YankeesJunkie

    I still lol at the Johan Santana trade.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

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

    You really are reminding us of thet???

  • Rob

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

    • Rob

      then of course he gets doubled up

    • Ivan

      The entire Met hitting squad are hitting at a ridiculous rate. Still think that Reyes and the entire Met team is playing way over its head offensively.

      • Pat D

        Me too.

        They scored more runs in each game against the Tigers in Comerica than the Yankees did in their entire 4-game series there.

  • Ivan

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

    • Pat D

      Hot dogging it, I believe.

  • Pat D

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

  • Cy Pettitte

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

    • YankeesJunkie

      Pedroia is fine because he has been on fire, but Varitek is lol beyond belief.

    • Rainbow Connection

      Are the Yanks and Sox both conceding today’s games?

  • MannyGeee

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

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      jinxed

    • MannyGeee

      Uecker: “Through the hole… and a base hit for Braun. and thereeeeee goes his no hitter”

      love that man

      • Pat D

        One of the greatest baseball voices of all time, no doubt.

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    Is Darnell macdonald really the best option Boston has?

    • Pat D

      Yes?

    • MannyGeee

      MacDonald>Cameron>>>>>JD Drew>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>A-Gon

      as a RF, of course.

  • Pat D

    Jeter would of made that pl…never mind.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

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

    Enough to make me want more interleague play.

    • MannyGeee

      LOL. $165M payroll baby!

      /DisadvantagedAgainstNLTeams

    • Rob

      i bet a-gon is missing the padress lineup

      • MannyGeee

        I am not sure that 5-8 starts for San Diego…

        Pirates maybe… and they still woulda lost 2 of 3 to them.

  • YankeesJunkie

    The strike out pitch is working again today.

  • Ivan

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

  • Rainbow Connection

    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!

    • Pat D

      Wait, that’s WCBS?

      • Rainbow Connection

        Yeah, John and Suzyn.

        • Pat D

          How much cannabis have they consumed today?

        • Tampa Yankee

          Really? They are so f’n dumb.

    • YankeesJunkie

      Yankees and the Sox won’t touch Fielder with a 40 foot pole.

      • MannyGeee

        i disagree. I thin the Sox would consider him to replace Papi if he decides he deserves more big money.

        • Greg

          With the season Ortiz is having, I thik the Sox bring him back for one more year.

          • MannyGeee

            for how much though? I would re-sign him for 1yr/$6M but does he want 2/$25M? Boston has been known to be shrewd with their own.

  • Cy Pettitte

    BG stole off a lefty? madness

  • YankeesJunkie

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

  • Yank The Frank

    The Yanks should run all day on this guy.

  • Yank The Frank

    Dum da dum dum..

  • Pat D

    Wow.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

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

  • jon

    swisher!!!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Double Steal!!!!

  • YankeesJunkie

    Nice double steal! Gardner is up to 4%!

  • Cy Pettitte

    double steal!

  • Pat D

    Err, Teix.

  • Cy Pettitte

    RBIs for Robbie!

  • Greg

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

  • Karl Krawfid

    Ooo wee!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Ribbies for Robbie

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Booyah

    Nice read by Robbie to take second, too

  • Yank The Frank

    Robbie picks them up

  • YankeesJunkie

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

  • jon

    that should be all CC needs

  • Pat D

    Yay Robbie.

  • Ivan

    Beautiful hitting there by Cano.

  • MannyGeee

    Wolf doesnt look like a guy with a 3.20 ERA

    • http://wwww.getweirdforfree.com Greg

      Don’t his other stats not back it up?

      • Jim S

        Eh, they don’t support a 3.20 ERA but 3.20/4.07/3.99 is still solid.

        • nunez fan

          he sure looked real solid out there today.

    • YankeesJunkie

      That is an NL 3.2 ERA.

      • MannyGeee

        oh yeah, its like dog years

      • Jack

        NL ERA : AL ERA :: Canadian Dollar : American Dollar

  • Pat D

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

  • Johnny Nitro

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

    • jon

      sign up for mlb audio?

    • MannyGeee

      stick your head out the window with an AM antenna dude.

      • Johnny Nitro

        I meant is there a website that I could go to? No need to be dicks, dicks.

        • http://www.twitter.com/brandonholley B-Rando

          You got a smartphone?? Its pretty easy if you do

  • YankeesJunkie

    Wow, that was not even close.

  • Karl Krawfid

    34 pitches

  • YankeesJunkie

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

  • jon

    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.

    • MannyGeee

      DFAd? i smell a reunion!!!!!!!!

      • Pat D

        No, just moved back to the ‘pen.

  • tom

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

  • MannyGeee

    i thought these guys had mega pitching?

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Way to go Nunez

    • Greg

      Yeah, that didn’t sit well with me.

  • Yank The Frank

    1 hit 2 runs 36 pitches

  • Pat D

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

    • MannyGeee

      ummm he trained with Cano this off-season, right?

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

    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

    • MannyGeee

      classic.

  • #24!!!!

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

  • Greg

    CC’s got to keep that pitch cout down.

    • Greg

      That will help.

    • Jim S

      Asked and answered

  • YankeesJunkie

    Nice double play by Pena.

  • YankeesJunkie

    CC is looking fairly sharp this afternoon.

  • MannyGeee

    wow, CC is in full blown Beast mode today.

  • Ivan

    He Gone!!!

    /White Sox Anouncers’d

  • http://wwww.getweirdforfree.com Greg

    Only 1 K that inning. Failure.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Going with the Mets…

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    6. None of them.

    • Pat D

      Yea, that was my thought, too.

  • Greg

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

  • jon

    with pena in the lineup its like a national league lineup

    • MannyGeee

      soooooo disadvantaged! damn you NL!!!!!!

      -Youk

  • JobaWockeeZ

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

    • Greg

      Looking at our lineup, I think it was the right choice.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        If the pitcher didn’t suck then yes I would agree.

  • MannyGeee

    never too soon for small ball. atta boy Pena!

  • jon

    who else cant wait for RA Dickey face?

    • MannyGeee

      meh, its no Brian Wilson Beard…

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Uggh..Dillon Gee

  • Pat D

    “Kay approved stats?”

    Oh, lord.

    • Klemy

      Well, “Put that one on the left side” just isn’t enough…

  • Cy Pettitte

    lmao at “Kay Approved Stats”

    • YankeesJunkie

      That guy gets a +1

  • Kevin G.

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

    • jon

      yankees are 12-5 when CC pitches

  • MannyGeee

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

  • Klemy

    Sterling dry humping these not-homerun calls kills me.

  • Cy Pettitte

    that’s so Nunie

  • Jetrer

    Nunez’d

  • Greg

    Cant blame Nunez there. Tough play

    • Jetrer

      yes, but why make it worse and risk an extra base by making a horrible throw

  • YankeesJunkie

    Nunez with another errant throw. That never happens.

  • jon

    hes got the range you gotta give him that

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Everyday shortstop

  • Yank The Frank

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

  • pat

    Jeets waves at that.

    • Klemy

      Maybe a token “pasta dive”.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Oh Nunez

  • Joseph Cecala

    From Gameday, it looks like CC is getting squeezed

  • Greg

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

    • kostas

      Jeter must be the official score keeper. Helping NunEEEEz feel better about his play.

  • CUYanks

    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

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

      • bobtaco

        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

          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.

  • Greg

    Where was that?

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

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

    • Cy Pettitte

      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

        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

          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

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

  • Karl Krawfid

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

    Ump must have blue eyes.

    • Pat D

      I have blue eyes! I’m getting offended!!

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Nova a reliable starter? Okay then.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

    • jon

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

      someone is going down eventually

    • CUYanks

      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.

      • Jetrer

        +1

  • Pat D

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

  • Karl Krawfid

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

  • Pasqua

    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

      Did you look at his stats from last year?

      • Pasqua

        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

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

      • Pasqua

        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

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

      • Pasqua

        Heh. Maybe I should amend that: YES Network, not MSM.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    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

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

      • jon

        but nova can be sent down, freddy cant

        • Cy Pettitte

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

        • Pasqua

          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

          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.

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

        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

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Where the hell is CC’s change up?

  • Cy Pettitte

    CC – 2
    Prince – 0

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Hell yeah CC!!

  • Yank The Frank

    Beware The Beast!!

  • Greg

    CC crowns the Prince

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Awesome.

  • Greg

    That pitch count is worrying me though

    • jon

      ill take 6 innings from CC as long as he strikes out 12

  • tom

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

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      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.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

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

    Settle down buddy.

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

      By the seventh he’ll rip off his own arm and eat it.

  • Kevin G.

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

  • FIPster Doofus

    Step aside, Bautista

  • Cy Pettitte

    Teix! holy shit he is a monster.

  • Greg

    the 300 Teix Message!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    300 Tex Messages!

  • jon

    congrats to teix

    leading the league on your 300th

  • Pat D

    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.

    • FIPster Doofus

      I don’t care.

    • Rainbow Connection

      I don’t care about the Dodgers.

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

      McCourt bounced paychecks to non-player employees this week. That’s awful. Just take the team from him already.

      • TheLastClown

        Seriously. LA deserves its storied franchise back.

        • Pat D

          Damn right they do.

  • CUYanks

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

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

      If it’s serious, then this is going to be very, very interesting.

      • jon

        the ball knocked the glove of his hand

        shouldnt be anything that effects his career

        • Pat D

          Interesting. I live in Phillies area, and so I can’t see their games.

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

    The Brewers SS really Jeter’d that ball.

  • Jimmy McNulty

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

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

      Ha.

    • Cy Pettitte

      pass.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Nope.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Grats big Tex

  • TheLastClown

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

    Quick & dirty on the 1st two runs?

    • Joe

      cano 2 run double to left center in the 1st

    • Jimmy McNulty

      Ribbinson.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    I forgot how good of a CF Gomez was.

    • Rob

      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

  • Cy Pettitte

    Cervelli! being useful!

  • YankeesJunkie

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

  • Greg

    Blooper!

  • Jetrer

    wow, look at Cervelli being useful

    • Yank The Frank

      Montero who?

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Haha, poor Ramiro can’t catch a break.

  • CUYanks

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

    • Greg

      Where was Hamels hit?

      • Cy Pettitte

        according to twitter, the hand. ouch.

        • Cy Pettitte

          non-pitching

          • CUYanks

            Made the play and finished the inning (got one more batter), so that bodes well for him.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Robbed

  • YankeesJunkie

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

  • Pat D

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

  • ansky

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

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      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

      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

      Can’t wait to hear Cone and Leiter.

      • ansky

        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.

  • YankeesJunkie

    One has to Soriano.

    • Ivan

      Pretty much yeah.

      The Other two, I have no idea.

      Maybe A-Rod?

      • YankeesJunkie

        A-Rod is surprising just because it has been such a long time since he has been a SB threat.

  • Karl Krawfid

    CC throwing more 4 seamers lately

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      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

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

  • Cy Pettitte

    CC is seriously in beast mode.

  • YankeesJunkie

    CC-Completely Cruisin’

  • TheLastClown

    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.

    • Greg

      times and players are two different words.

      • TheLastClown

        I love it when I have reading comprehension fails.

    • jon

      thats why they said times and not just yankees

  • Greg

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

    • Jetrer

      lefty pitching, Tex hitting righty, d plays Tex to pull

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Oh that useless asshole.

  • TheLastClown

    Ain’t that America?

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

    (sigh)

    • Jim S

      Woah. Don’t hate on the spun sugar.

      • TheLastClown

        Meh. Not my cup of tea. Wasn’t even too into it as a little kid.

        • Pat D

          I don’t think I’ve ever eaten cotton candy. One of those things when I first heard about it as a kid it just sounded disgusting.

          • Jim S

            Hard to imagine anything made basically of pure sugar as disgusting. Gets a little too sweet as you get older, but I loved it as a kid.

            • Pat D

              I think it’s because I knew what cotton was, so I just couldn’t put the two words together.

              • TheLastClown

                I can’t believe the no-hitter magnet can actually still get a ball over the fence.

                • TheLastClown

                  & more fail.

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

    Did Michal Kay just call Yuniesky Betancourt Rafael Betancourt?

    That’s raycess

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

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

    • Greg

      I think its between him and Aaron Miles.

      • Rainbow Connection

        What about Phil Coke, Ian Kennedy and Austin Jackson????

    • Jetrer

      only 12th worst this year by fWAR

      • Jetrer

        Figgins, Pierre, and Ibanez tied for worst

  • Pat D

    That’s actually a pretty awesome bobblehead.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    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.

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

    CC is mixing his fastball and change up very well.

  • Kevin G.

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

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    CC dealing!!

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Rob

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

    • Delaware – Ralph

      As in tomorrow? 0%, and I’ll go further, 0% chance you see him. Or are you referring to a week from Friday against Tampa?

      • Rob

        next friday against tampa

        • MannyGeee

          pretty signifcant, I would say. 5 games to get 6 hits? truely feasible.

  • Pat D

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

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

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    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.

    • Jim S

      Fortunately today all of our backups are already playing.

  • YankeesJunkie

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

  • CUYanks

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

  • Cy Pettitte

    bad brewers defense is bad

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    HA fail!!!

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

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

  • Greg

    Brewers defense Fails again

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

    Lol Brewers

  • Pat D

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

  • Cy Pettitte

    I wanna see Andruw crush something

    • jon

      watch him after the game when he eats a bag of cheetos

  • TheLastClown

    Do the Brewers play this sloppy defense against other teams?

    • Pat D

      Judging from the difference between Greinke’s ERA and FIP coming into Tuesday, I’d say yes.

      • TheLastClown

        Oh it’s all so obvious now!

        SAD must be contagious!

  • jon

    LOL someone get a gif of that

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

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

    • Pat D

      But it hit Gamel in the head.

      The lulz.

    • MannyGeee

      I was thinking double sided sticky tape.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Love whenever Nunez’s helmet comes off

  • Cy Pettitte

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

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Not if it gives us a laugh every time he runs

    • Monteroisdinero

      His cap doesn’t fit either. He has a small head.

      /awaits jokes

  • whozat

    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.

    • Greg

      But we got 4 runs off him.

  • Cy Pettitte

    fist pump!

  • TheLastClown

    Nunez is the Buster Keaton of the Yankees.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Wowwww what a throw and pick by Cervelli and Tex

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      Well, turns out he was safe. But hell, I’ll take it.

  • YankeesJunkie

    That is worthy of a fist pump.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Yay Tex and Cervelli

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

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

  • IRF

    Ryan Braun is good at hitting baseballs

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

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

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Umm…that’s an awkward pause.

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

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

      There’s always awkward pauses when you have Kay and Flaherty in the booth by themselves.

    • TheLastClown

      The utter lack of humor or lightness of any kind doesn’t make for great buddies.

    • IRF

      He’s only friends with other marginally talented back up catchers

  • Karl Krawfid

    CC thought that was gone.

  • Cy Pettitte

    97 on the 95th pitch

  • Karl Krawfid

    11 ks!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    11 K’s!!!

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    CC = Cruise Control

  • YankeesJunkie

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

  • TheLastClown

    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.

    • Pat D

      That’s a tough thing to do.

    • Jetrer

      best chance to see it would probably be any game where Cervelli is catching AJ

      • TheLastClown

        Exactly. How many pitchers with a nasty, very-difficult-to-catch putaway pitch have thrown to subpar catchers in history?

        Probably a lot.

        • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

          Calling Cervelli a “subpar catcher” is a compliment.

          • TheLastClown

            The sample size lessens considerably if you say “atrocious excuse for a baseball player squenched behind the plate”

      • Karl Krawfid

        lol true.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Well yeah if you are in the MLB you should be able to catch pitches unless your name is Cervelli.

  • Cuso

    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…

    • Jetrer

      he likely won’t pitch beyond the seventh

  • Pat D

    Lester is mowing down the Phillies.

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

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Cliff Lee disapproves.

    • TheLastClown

      Well, they are old. Maybe it’s not warm enough out.

      • John Kruk’s belly

        Cliff Lee disapproves once again. The Yankees are old according to him.

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

          The Yankees are old. But the Phillies are actually the only team that is older.

      • Pat D

        They are pirates, not soldiers.

        /Santa Anna’d

  • Karl Krawfid

    12!!

  • YankeesJunkie

    Honestly CC is making this look to easy.

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

    12 K’s

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    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!”?

    • Pat D

      I wouldn’t believe it.

      Mainly because I’m a cynical grouch.

    • TheLastClown

      Will this be the first 5game win streak?

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    13 KKKKKKKKKKKKK

  • YankeesJunkie

    I really hope CC comes out next inning.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Dear Milwaukee:

    You should’ve offered me 7 years.

    Sincerely,
    CC Sabathia

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

    CC is good at baseball

  • Karl Krawfid

    13 baby!

  • CBean

    13!!!

  • Will

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

    What’d I miss?

    Oh… wow.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      13 K’s by CC

  • nunez fan

    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.

    • Jim S

      Obvious troll is obvious.

      • nunez fan

        obvious jeter fanboy is obvious

        • Jim S

          Nope. I think the Yankees are basically the same team with either Jeter or Nunez. Very little difference. You just beg to differ.

          • nunez fan

            ok we disagree, thats OK.

          • Monteroisdinero

            The difference is about 50M over the next 3 years.

            That’s it.

            • MikeD

              …which, of course, matters to you not.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      SSS

    • MannyGeee

      totally better than Jeter. glad you were here to clear that up for us.

      • nunez fan

        youre welcome

  • CUYanks

    Do you think CC owns the NL?

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

    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.

  • YankeesJunkie

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

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      It’s funny that Lee lost that game

  • MikeD

    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

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

  • MannyGeee

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

    • MikeD

      Afternoon delight?

  • Karl Krawfid

    Maybe Hughes comes back and gives CC an extra day.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    What 13% voted for the Brewers???

  • TheLastClown

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

  • IRF

    Why the hell is Drob warming?

    • Pat D

      Because it wouldn’t be a Yankees game without DRob warming.

      • MannyGeee

        dry hump!!!

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

        I kind of miss the D-Rob dry hump counter.

        • MannyGeee

          damn you YES Network suits anonymous random blogging complainers

    • CBean

      They’re not going to let CC go much longer and if the Brewers get on the board?

  • nunez fan

    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.

    • Pat D

      Truly, you have a dizzying intellect.

      • Jim S

        Wait ’till he gets started!

        • Jim S

          started going!

          …dammit.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Hell of a game by CC!

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

    CC getting a nice hand

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Is this his record?

  • NHYankeesFan

    Damn you Ryan Braun!!!

  • Karl Krawfid

    Big man! Hell of a job!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Great job by CC

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

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

    /imighthaveaproblem

    • TheLastClown

      You & me both, homie.

  • jon

    is that chew CC just put in his mouth??

    • MannyGeee

      donut

  • Dela G

    Zz straight up killed it today. Excellent job, ZZ

  • YankeesJunkie

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

  • MannyGeee

    there goes CCs 11th win. Boone is in

    • Jetrer

      only for one batter. He can’t blow the game in one batter

      • MannyGeee

        if anyone can…

  • Klemy

    I hate you Boone.

  • TheLastClown

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

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

    Just a little too quick, Prince.

  • Rob

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

  • Karl Krawfid

    Prince is on everything man.

    Need to get something down and away.

  • Pat D

    Boone!!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Heh. Logan K’s Prince.

  • Yank The Frank

    Fielder has done nothing this series.

  • Karl Krawfid

    That works. Yeah.

  • ansky

    And Boone says, relax big man- I got this

  • John Kruk’s belly

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

  • Adam

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

  • Dela G

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

  • CBean

    Yay Boone!

  • Jimmy McNulty

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

  • John Kruk’s belly

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

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

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

    • TheLastClown

      Definitely should of kept.

    • Pat D

      Fellow Golden Domer.

      Why did the Yankees just release him?

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

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

  • TheLastClown

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

    Worked some sweet voodoo on the Prince.

  • IRF

    Mitre!!!!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Please not Mitre. It’s only 4-0.

  • Yank The Frank

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

  • YankeesJunkie

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

    • Pat D

      Colon’s SHO.

    • TheLastClown

      Big bad Bart-o

    • Adam

      Fritz Peterson’s first night home with his new family?

    • MannyGeee

      RJs 1-0 game over the Sox in 2006. Giambi HR FTW!!!!

      (Damn I wish he had a better glove!)

  • Dela G

    Damn I had no idea axford threw 98. Holy shit

  • that kid who cusses at his parents

    Brewers suck dick

  • CUYanks

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

  • YankeesJunkie

    The NL is awesome!

  • Nuke Ladoosh

    Y’all need to quit hating on my boy Booney

  • CBean

    Are we in for THE EXPERIENCE today?

  • TheLastClown

    DE-FENSE clapclapclap
    DE-FENSE clapclapclap

  • Pat D

    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.

    • TheLastClown

      They still took the series.

      • Pat D

        I still hate them.

    • CUYanks

      Red Sox were being shut out until Hamels had to leave after being hit by the line drive…

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        I hate whoever hit that line drive.

        • CUYanks

          Adrian Gonzalez

          • Pat D

            Does that help his WAR then?

          • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

            Heads must roll.

    • mt

      Game was over once Hamels had to leave. Philly bullpen looks really rough because the middle guys are now closing so current middle guys are so-so.

  • Jetrer

    Jeter’d

  • Dela G

    Great job cervelli!

  • Karl Krawfid

    Nice RBI thanks Cervelli.

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

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

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

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

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    3 hits, 2 RBIs for Frankie?

    Am I dreaming??

    • Jetrer

      he’s really clutch. Michael Kay told me so.

    • theyankeewarrior

      DPHW2OARISP

      Designated Pinch Hitter With 2 Outs And Runners In Scoring Position

    • MannyGeee

      He’ll make up for it with three throwing errors on his next start, dont worry about that.

  • theyankeewarrior

    Was anyone else hoping for Noesi?

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

    • Tim

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

      • theyankeewarrior

        You’re right. I totally forgot that was in long relief. I just caught one of his innings.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

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

    • Jim S

      A different ball, signed.

      • Delaware – Ralph

        Same and the opportunity to hand it to him

    • TheLastClown

      A night with the Mrs.?

      • TheLastClown

        Seriously though, I’d start high. Why not?

        Game-used jersey signed? Game used bat? Try to ask him to get a few others to sign as well?

        Ask for the world & negotiate.

    • Colombo

      I would see whats offered. 300 HRs is a big thing, I would probably trade it back for another autographed ball. Maybe throw a bat in too, just bc that would be awesome.

  • CUYanks

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

  • CBean

    what happened to Mitre?

    • Jetrer

      he was just getting some work in since he wasn’t needed today

  • V

    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!

  • V

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

    /nobody cares about my fantasy team

  • Jim S

    Yankeeeeeeees!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

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

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

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

    • MannyGeee

      absolute tanks in the day, possible soldiers at night?

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

        Their arms get ripped off when they play at night. Especially when it’s against Boston.

    • Clay Bellinger

      Guess no one on this squad has blue eyes.

  • TheLastClown

    Oh Teix & his special balls…

    • TCMiller30

      Someone’s gonna have to go up a cup size if he plans on keepin #300 with his other special balls

  • Hester Prynne

    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

      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.

  • Kevin G.

    NBA lockout? WTF.

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

      NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO