Jul
25

Game 100: Triple digits

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It’s always a sad day when we get to game number 100. The season has been halfway over for three weeks now, but this seals it. There are just 62 games left in the season after tonight, and that seems like a small number. I’m not ready for the season to be over. Here’s the lineup…

Derek Jeter, SS
Curtis Granderson, CF
Mark Teixeira, 1B
Robinson Cano, 2B
Nick Swisher, DH
Russell Martin, C
Andruw Jones, RF
Eduardo Nunez, 3B
Brett Gardner, LF

Freddy Garcia, SP

It’s been raining pretty much all day, but not a torrential downpour or anything like that. Just a constant rain. I have no idea if they’ll be able to play tonight, but the tarp is still on the field. Since the Mariners do not come back to town this year, you can bet they’re going to wait this out as long as possible. If the game is played, you can watch it on YES. Enjoy.

Update: First pitch is scheduled for 9pm ET, supposedly.

Categories : Game Threads
  • X-62

    On HBT they mentioned this.

    “Interesting is that Yankees catching prospect Austin Romine is out of Double-A Trenton’s lineup for the second straight night tonight. He’s believed to be healthy, so it could be a sign that he’s involved in some pending deal.”

    • Guest

      I’m OK with moving Romine. Between Martin, Montero, Murphy, and Sanchez, I think we can feel pretty comfortable with the organizational depth at catcher.

      Romine is by all accounts a very solid prospect, but I think the Yanks can afford to give him up provided they get a good return.

      No if I find he has been traded for a LOOGY, I will not be pleased.

      Of course, this could be much ado about nothing.

      • X-62

        Now Corban Joseph i scratched this is getting intresting.

      • Jim S

        I’m guessing it has more to do with him tiring last year, so they’re giving him days off when they can to keep him fresh.

        But I could be completely wrong. Cashman has a history of keeping his deals quiet until minutes before they’re official.

    • JohnnyC

      He hurt his wrist. Getting an MRI.

      • Jim S

        Or that.

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

        Link?

      • X-62

        I hadn’t heard that, everytime a baseball player hurts their wrist it’s always a legit concern.

        • 1stbase

          heard tyler austin was getting a mri on his wrist, there was a tweet about it earlier

      • JohnnyC

        Oops. That’s Tyler Austin not Austin Romine with the wrist injury.

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

          Ah okay, I heard about that.

        • X-62

          Well now it does become intresting again that Romine and Joseph both aren’t in the lineup.

      • wow

        he hurt his wrist, or “hurt his wrist”

        he’s getting an MRI, or “getting an MRI”?

        (shifty eyes)

    • JobaWockeeZ

      OH SHIT. But I have no qualms with giving up Romine.

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist_7 Carlosologist

    Prayers go out to Dave Cameron, great Fangraphs writer, who got diagnosed with leukemia.

    I wonder what kind of pitcher the Yanks would have gotten if Romine’s been traded.

    • Phife Dawg

      Hopefully Kuroda? Probably not Edwin Jackson if that’s the case.

    • Avi

      That’s terrible about Dave Cameron. I hope he beats it quickly.

    • Pasqua

      Nice segue. Oof.

    • MikeD

      Shit.

      Stating the obvious, but hopefully it’s in the early and cureable stage.

  • 1stbase

    norris also just tweeted that joseph has been scratched also

  • 1stbase

    kuroda caliber i would guess

    • X-62

      Yeah, Norris seems pretty surprised romine ain’t in there today as well. I don’t know about the rest of you but I don’t think I would deal a prospect like Romine for a rental, so a deal for Kuroda or someone of that ilk would kind of dissapoint me.

      If I’m giving up Montero/Banuelos/Betances I want a top of the rotation arm and if I’m dealing Romine plus other solid prospects I think I would want NY to at least get a guy that’s at least signed through 2012.

      Now I have no idea if NY is doing a trade for anyone I’m just saying those are kind of my feelings on the whole Yankee SP hunt.

      • YankeesJunkie

        I assume that if there is a trade it is probably for LOOGY!

        I kid…I hope

  • dennis

    I have a bad feeling that we will somehow lose to these pathetic losers. The best scenario is we win today, tomorrow and beat king felix 1-0 in game 3 and he demands a trade.( Hey I can dream)

  • Sweet Dick Willie

    the Mariners do not come back to town this year, you can bet they’re going to wait this out

    Both the Yanks and the Mariners are off on Thursday, so there’s that.

    The M’s are home on Friday; I’m not sure what the CBA says about a day off between coast to coast flights.

  • nycsportzfan

    so whats going on? Romine is outta the lineup and hes healthy?

    • X-62

      Looks like it.

  • Guest

    Romine and CuJo both out = interesting.

    That’s right in Kuroda/Jackson territory, no?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      I’d imagine so.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        And since there are no rumors of a deal I find a trade happening so much more believable now.

        • Levi

          Ha, I’ve taken the same approach to trades. Once the rumors make their way to MLBTR, it usually means the teams talked and then decided against it.

        • X-62

          Me too. If I had heard about the Yanks discussing names with some team for like the past three weeks I wouldn’t but it but suspicious ninja moves I do.

      • X-62

        BTW, Gary Sanchez isn’t playing tonight as well though many have commented they don’t have Sanchez play as much as other guys because of his age so that’s probaly nothing.

        • YankeesJunkie

          I would make a point that I am pretty sure it is a night game after a day game which seems like a weird day to take completely off.

    • YankeesJunkie

      By themselves that would probably do it, but if there are pitchers involved as well then it will be a much bigger move.

      • X-62

        Yeah, if Romine,Joseph and one of our top arms move it would be for a big pitcher I would assume.

  • Jedile

    I would rather have Jackson than Kuroda, but that is just me. I am okay with trading Romine though. Just hope this deal will benefit us. Can we trust that Kuroda would pitch well in the AL East? At least Jackson has some experience in the AL East.

    • Raza

      I also prefer Edwin Jackson. He’s younger and has power stuff. His peripherals are usually very good (or have been good the past 2 years) and has been injury-free over his career. His slider is also one of the nastiest pitches in the league.

    • X-62

      I don’t really like giving up Romine for any rental because I don’t think Jackson or Kuroda is like the differnce between winning the WS this year or not. Personally I’m hoping they could pull off a deal with Romine+ for someone like John Danks who’s solid and signed for one more year.

      • YankeesJunkie

        Agreed especially more so considering that CoJo is involved as well. While Romine does not have the upside as the other catchers in the system he seems like he could easily be on an MLB roster for a few years as a starter or back up.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Both Jackson and Kuroda are performing better than Danks.

        • X-62

          Yeah but like I said he’s not a rental they are. Also I didn’t really mean to mention any players specifically I kind of just meant to say I’m not a fan of giving up a prospect like Romine for a half a season of someone.

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

            I agree. These are my biggest concerns about this supposed trade. At least Kuroda and Jackson will be type B free agents. Unless the Yankees plan on resigning them they could offer them arbitration.

        • YankeesJunkie

          I would take Danks over Kuroda because of the NL West and Kuroda’s FIP is only .25 lower than Danks.

          • JobaWockeeZ

            Kuroda’s xFIP is 3.63 Danks is 3.90
            It’s been said that xFIP is the best tool for future evauluation and offers the closest correlation to ERA. And it’s park and league adjusted.

            Then again Danks is younger with better stuff. Can’t go wrong with either I just fear Danks’ price is a lot, like Montero, Banuelos a lot.

            • YankeesJunkie

              If Dank’s price was Montero or Banuelos I would pass.

              On the whole xFIP thing it could also be argued that pitchers have a greater control over their home run rate than we think. However, there are a ton of ways to analyze pitchers.

              Kuroda vs Danks

              SIERA: 3.68 vs. 3.94
              tERA: 4.13 vs. 4.45
              FIP-: 101 vs. 98
              xFIP-: 96 vs. 99

              Pretty close if you ask me, however I think both would be good #3s for the Yanks for the rest of the year.

    • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

      I don’t like Jackson at all. I’ll take Kuroda. Granted he’s put his resume together in LA, but I still like him better. Plus he did have this one shiny line in Fenway last year, which I do realize is relatively meaningless . . . 7IP, 9K, 2R, 6H, 1BB.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Even with Romine, CoJo, and Sanchez out of the lineups today it is still a pretty good guess who the Yankees could be in the deal for considering we don’t the pitchers if any are involved.

    • X-62

      Exactly a guy like Betances or something completely changes the type of guy the Yanks would get back and unless something is reported none of us know anything about the Yanks minor league pitchers because none of the big ones are being used today anyway.

  • first time lawng time

    As long as they don’t trade Montero, Nova, Banuelos I’m content.

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

      They can trade Nova all they’d like.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        Nova’s her man.

        • CBean

          i thought that was AJ?

          • CS Yankee

            threesome?

            • first time lawng time

              It’s not gay when it’s a three way

              /SNL’d

              • 28 this year

                with a honey in the middle there’s some leeway.

      • YankeesJunkie

        This, Nova IMO is actually on the rise as a trade piece due to his youth and his effectiveness in the AL East. However, I like Noesi more long term as a starter than Nova just because of his superior K/BB rates.

        • X-62

          I feel the same way about Nova and Noesi.

  • X-62

    Here’s Josn Norris’s quick take.

    http://minormatterstrenton.blo.....ineup.html

    • YankeesJunkie

      The chances of there actually being a trade are at best 50/50, but as fans it is more fun to speculate on there being a trade.

      • X-62

        True. I love the rumor mill even though most of the time it goes nowhere.

  • Guest

    Sanchez is the real smoking gun here. I can’t see the Yankees including Sanchez and Romine in the same package unless it’s for something pretty elite. And if its for something pretty elite, I can’t imagine the other team wouldn’t want one of Betances/Banuelos.

    I also wonder if there might be a three teamer in the works, since I would imagine its unusual for a team to take back to two catching prospects in a trade.

    Of course, the most logical answer is that the Yanks are in serious but non-imminent trade talks with multiple teams involving all of these players, and they just want to be cautious.

    • X-62

      Yeah, It would be real weird to have Snachez and Romine in a deal together so I doubt they are related unless your right and there is a possible three team deal.

    • YankeesJunkie

      Considering both Romine and CoJo are both out along with Sanchez I would assume that there would be a little more than just a little discussion and are closer in the negotiating stage.

      Agreed on the point that if the Yankees have two top 5 prospects and a CoJo (a pretty good prospect in his own right) that it would be for a fairly good return.

      I disagree on both catchers being in the trade since Sanchez is so young it will take awhile before he reaches the majors and may be playing a different position at that point, but his bat is very projectable. As for Romine he could step as a back up or starting catcher by the end of this year or the start of next year.

  • karel capek

    And your announcer’s for tonight (if there is a game) are the three usual idiots.

    • first time lawng time

      I love O’Neill. Kay isn’t too bad.

      Flash sucks and I honestly do not know why he has this job.

  • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

    Is it straight up rubber room stuff to think the Yanks have any chance of pawning AJ off in a trade and eating some of his salary?

    • X-62

      Yeah. You would have to eat almost all of it and you woulnd’t get anything in return.

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

      Why would anyone want AJ and his contract?

      • YankeesJunkie

        Maybe the Pirates if the Yanks ate enough of the contract (Huge maybe and probably note).

      • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

        Because they enjoy putting the M in S&M?

    • first time lawng time

      The Yankees are not trading AJ.

      Every Yankees fan needs to get I through his or head: the Yankees are not trading AJ Burnett.

      So we all may as well do what I do and recognize the positives.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Omar Minaya isn’t a GM anymore, so no.

  • CS Yankee

    wondering, did the headlines read?…

    Granderson helps Colon pass A’s

    • Nuke LaDoosh

      no, but the bottomlines did

  • mike

    The proposed deal is romine, cojo, and manny banny for ubaldo and wiggington. The hold up is the rocks want montero instead of romine

    • Greg

      Link please

    • Phife Dawg

      Linkage?

    • King George

      No way. I’m calling you out on this.

    • CS Yankee

      Grab the keys, boys…

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Eff that then.

    • King George

      There is no way, don’t post that garbage on here dude.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa
    • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

      I’m not sure if I like this deal.

  • first time lawng time

    So why is Scocia a good manager? I mean, why does everyone rave over him? What’s so great about him?

    Just curious.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Nothing. Pretty much every MLB manager sucks.

      • YankeesJunkie

        If a manager like Maddon or say Farrell were to use their bullpens more effectively a la during the early 80s they would become the best manager in the league by quite a margin.

      • mike

        Heard it on mlb network

        • Greg

          The Ubaldo rumor, you heard on MLB Network?

          • King George

            I am watching it right now and nowhere have they even remotely mentioned Ubaldo and Wigginton.

            • Greg

              Good job. I was just questioning him for proof.

              • Greg

                And I’m not being sarcastic.

                • King George

                  Yeah, man. Had to see for myself…completely false. Mike, ban that clown please.

            • CS Yankee

              Why would they even want Wigginton?

              If you taped a quarter to his forehead and threw him out of an airplane, the most anyone would say is that you threw a quarter away.

              • 28 this year

                lol, thats awful but funny.

        • King George

          No you didn’t.

    • Phife Dawg

      But the Angels are exciting, energetic, exuberant and they play the game the RIGHT WAY!.

      /MSM’d

  • JobaWockeeZ
    • JobaWockeeZ

      This deadline fucking sucks.

    • Greg

      You trust his agant?

      • X-62

        seriously his agent wouldn’t dish on a deal. Also if the Yanks are going back and forth on names Romine might not be a player definetly in the deal just a name being bandied about, so the Yanks sat him out to be safe.

        His agent in no way saying that means the Yanks aren’t talking deal right now.

    • YankeesJunkie

      That sounds like a load of crap IMO and interference for more time.

    • CS Yankee

      So that means he is not going to the Brewers.

      /Zach avoids the Bronx, part 2’d

      • AaronGuielWithASmile

        I’d be shocked if the Brewers traded Greinke. IMO they’re still the favorites to win their division, no reason to start selling. If anything they should be looking to buy and make a serious run in their last season with their core intact (dunno if they have the payroll flexibility to pull that off though.)

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

    Good god I love hope week

  • YankeesJunkie

    Montero still in the game and Adams starting again in High A. I am really excited to see Adams get back to AA to see him mash.

  • 28 this year

    If Montero is playing, he’s definitely not getting dealt. If there was even a thought of him going, they wouldn’t play tonight just to be safe.

    • http://twitter.com/SteveH_MandAura Steve H

      Still plenty of time before the deadline for something to happen. I think he’s staying, but him playing tonight doesn’t tell us a whole lot.

      • Crime Dog

        I think he meant tonight

        • 28 this year

          yea i was referring to the rumors of Romine and such. Nothing is going to happen with Montero tonight. Tomorrow is a different story.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Montero, ManBan, Romine for Heilman. Make it happy, Cash.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      *happen.

    • YankeesJunkie

      They would build statues of Cash for that move.

  • Mike Myers

    game starts at 9….

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    is there a projected start time for this game?

    • Mike Myers

      look up…ha

    • YankeesJunkie
      • Nuke LaDoosh

        cool thanks, times like these make me love living in Central Time.

        • YankeesJunkie

          Same here. I really enjoy 6 pm more than 7 pm start times.

          • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

            West coast. 4pm starts. Awesome.

            • YankeesJunkie

              Yeah, if you are college or earlier that is a pretty awesome deal. However, the 10 am starts are equally as bad. Think if it were 2 pm HST where every game was a day game. However, both of these situations were much better than when I was in Spain when games started at 1 am and 2 am for the playoffs.

              • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

                Personally, the 10am starts are better than the 10pm starts for the west coast games. But that’s just me.

                • YankeesJunkie

                  I could definitely see that, but I also enjoy having baseball here till midnight or so.

                  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

                    For me, I’d hate staying up until 1 or 2 am to see the Yankees lose. If they lose and the games are over at like 1 pm, then I forget about them, like the one on Saturday.
                    Also the recaps are up at 9.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Montero still in the game just as an update.

    Also, what is everyone’s opinion on Warren?

    The report seems lie he has a good fastball and cutter, but his curve and change are still pretty raw. He seems to have held his own in AAA, but he seems more like a relief guy in the AL East.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Five seasons of the A-Team are on Hulu incase anyone wants to kill an hour.

  • mike

    Dan plesac stated he heard those names mentioned. Its not a stretch as those names have been linked in the past.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      This will end badly.

  • Zack

    Romine seems more likely to be a solid catcher down the line then Montero. I really don’t like the idea of giving up three quality prospects unless it’s for an ace, not a number 2 or 3 starter.

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

    Jesus montero is on fire!

    boooom homerun

    • Karl Krawfid

      Jesus Montero just destroyed a Yunesky Maya pitch. Long gone over the left-center field wall. It’s 5-0.

    • Mike Myers

      where are you watching/reading about it live?

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

        watching on MiLB.TV

    • JobaWockeeZ

      He’s coming back…

    • YankeesJunkie

      Congrats to Jesus’ 30th career AAA homer.

      • Avi

        From Twitter:
        keithlaw
        Nicely done “@mikeaxisa: Jesus Montero keeps raising his OPS. He’s ruining the narrative.”

  • mike

    I hope its false. Ubaldo has been awful since last years all star break.

    • Jimmy McNulty

      Lets start with saying things that have truth behind them.

  • Crime Dog

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/.....qus_thread

    Oh man this can be interesting.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/DiscGolfHero the tenth inning stretch

      A commenter said “Edwin Jackson for Jesus Montero. Straight up.” The next comment was removed.

  • Raza

    Off-topic but Montero just absolutely crushed a ball for a HR.

    • 28 this year

      its a game thread. Everything is on topic.

  • Raza

    Off-topic but Montero just absolutely crushed the ball for a HR.

    • Hall and Nokes

      Since when was Montero off-topic?

  • Avi

    Question: If Colon pitches like this for the rest of the season what kind of contract does he get in the off season? Do you give it to him?

    • YankeesJunkie

      1 yr/7 million?

      No, his arm could explode at any moment. Enjoy the ride for this year and let someone else pay him.

      • Brian S.

        Trade him for Tim Reddings.

      • FIPster Doofus

        I doubt any team would give him that much money.

      • Grit for Brains

        Two words: Incentive laden

  • pat

    But I thought Montero couldn’t pull the ball?

    • Monteroisdinero

      Ridiculous. He can hit an outside fb in the rf seats and can crush inside/over the plate stuff to left. I have seen long homers to left center and ropes off the left field wall at Scranton. In ST this year, he and ARod put on a show and everyone watched balls sail over the lf fence.

  • http://yankeesfansunite.wordpress.com Mike D.

    I wonder if: Romine, Joseph, Gary Sanchez for Edwin Jackson & Matt Thornton (LHRP)

    • mbonzo

      I think thats way too much to trade away.

    • pat

      Nooooo, Romine, Cojo and Warren for Danks.

      • http://yankeesfansunite.wordpress.com Mike D.

        Wasn’t Warren pitching though??

        • pat

          Shhh I’m on a roll.

          • http://yankeesfansunite.wordpress.com Mike D.

            Well hopefully Cashman is on Danks instead of Jackson.

            Hey, never know if this could be with the A’s (Gonzalez)…

            • mbonzo

              I like John Danks because he’s a lefty, but I think Jackson is actually the better pitcher in terms of both stuff and numbers. Jackson is only a year and a half older.

            • AaronGuielWithASmile

              Out of curiosity’s sake, what makes you think that the A’s would want to move Gonzalez?

    • Grit for Brains

      Against any trade of Gary Sanchez

      • Grit for Brains

        Except for a flat out ace, not Edwin Jackson

  • first time lawng time

    So tomorrow will they show durring the pregame what they did today for HOPE Week?

    • Phife Dawg

      Yes they will. I can’t wait to see what they do for HOPE Week. Makes me even more proud to be a Yankee fan.

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

    good god, ichiro looks lost…

    and he’s on my fantasy team… *sigh*

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I didn’t know that the Mariners wore those blue uniforms on the road…

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

    Ichiro is looking awful.

  • mbonzo

    Huge strikezone to be fair.

  • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

    Wow, Ichiro’s fallen off a bigger cliff than Jeter. 315 OBP? Is he done? Or may a change of scenery do him some justice?

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

      He’s at that age were “done” it the likely culprit.

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

    sweaty freddy with 2 Ks already

    looked like a junk ball

    • Simon

      ..and it looks like he’s still goin’ pretty steady.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Gonna laugh when Kim Jones ask Freddy is he “surprised he’s doing this”

  • Cy Pettitte

    “fear the stache”? really? how original

    • Greg

      It doesnt have the smoothness of “fear the beard”

  • mbonzo

    Great AB from Granderson.

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

    great at bat by grandyman

    • mbonzo

      Great minds…

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

        ha!

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

    Texy Smash!!!

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

    Damn Tex.

  • Cy Pettitte

    lol wow fucking crushed.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Monster Blast

  • Greg

    Teix message!

  • 1stbase

    WOW that was crushed

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Tex Message!!

  • mbonzo

    WOW that was a Tex message.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Can we get off this guy’s ass already?

    • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

      We may need to get on it for Murder.

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

    Holy crap! Second deck in left field at Yankee Stadium is no joke.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Wow

    That was on the Mark alright

  • teddy

    WHOOOOOOOOOOOO! tex,hitting good righthanded

  • Jimmy McNulty

    If Robinson Cano would be more patient at the plate, had a better knowledge of the strike zone, and didn’t get himself out on shitty pitches he would be the best player in baseball. Instead, he’s merely just the best at his position, yet I still bitch. Sigh…

    Punishment of excellence right there.

    • mbonzo

      Its laziness.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      At the same time, if he wasn’t an aggressive hitter who believed that he could hit any pitch, then he wouldn’t be Robinson Cano.

      Hoping that Cano develops great plate discipline is like hoping that Jeter suddenly develops 30 home run power. It’s just not the way he hits. It’s unfortunate, but true.

  • Esteban

    I was gonna come on and complain about the Yankees not having scored yet, but now I can’t. Stupid Teix.

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

    Soriano just threw a 1-2-3 inning down in AAA.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Baby steps.

    • SDM

      I didn’t know soriano could do those anymore

    • Cy Pettitte

      new fifth inning guy

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

    lol i swear he was safe there

  • Esteban

    LOL umpires are really impressed by Jeter’s jump throws.

  • 1stbase

    jeter rules

  • Greg

    Murphy’s law

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Ha! Safe!

  • Karl Krawfid

    Dude was safe by a mile.

    Seattle doesn’t even care :(

  • CHING CHANG

    Nice call, Helen Keller ;)

  • Jetrer

    Umpires trying to improve Jeter’s UZR

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

    Give Derek all the reputation calls, he needs all the help he can get.

  • The Big City of Dreams

    Jeter has the umps on the payroll

  • teddy

    good job garcia

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Huh. I guess that explains how Seattle’s lost 15 straight.

  • mbonzo

    Brooklyn Lager is delicious.

    • Mister Delaware

      You know what’s a better Brooklyn based beer, bro (5 straight Bs with only one forced!)? Sixpoint’s Bengali Tiger.

      • mbonzo

        Sounds like I need to try that. It got great reviews.

        • Mister Delaware

          And it comes in cans and everyone who’s anyone knows that cans are the new bottles.

      • first time lawng time

        Nice alliteration.

  • mbonzo

    Yankees looking to destroy the Mariners bullpen tonight.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    The Mariners broadcast called Nunie a “good glove guy” wtf?

    • Mister Delaware

      Fair glove, terrifying arm?

    • Pat D

      Good glove, bad arm.

      • AaronGuielWithASmile

        Bad glove, bad arm, bad footwork.

        Good bat.

        • SDM

          great arm, inconsistent glove, awful accuracy

    • first time lawng time

      It’s the Mariners- they have low expectations.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        Lol I’d hate to see their team if they were that low…

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      Was he being sarcastic?

  • Karl Krawfid

    What the hell kind of outfield positioning was that?

  • Greg

    Freddy’s leaving a lot of pitches up.

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

    what a great hope week story today. man, i am tearing up

    • Betty Lizard

      Yeah, I’m tearing up. What a gift to be reminded that we are all in this together, that our spirit is indominable, and that we can have the courage to hope.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Lol @ Franklin getting on base…

  • Greg

    That pitch was up too.

  • first time lawng time

    OMG I love the Backstreet Boys..,Those songs bring back memories of my childhood.

    • Betty Lizard

      LOL, FTLT–that was SO long ago.

      The Backstreet Boys are number 1 on my super secret guilty pleasure they-just-make-me-happy playlist.

    • Jimmy McNulty

      Aren’t you like 15?

      • first time lawng time

        17 So an early part of childhood, but still in my heart.

  • #24!!!!

    This is definitely my favorite week of the season. It’s so awesome to see the players go out and support the community. Really touching stories!

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Is Kay trying to tell us that Father Time does steroids?

    • Jon

      speaking of which, i live in maine so i have to listen to WEEI to get my sports talk

      the mid day guys were saying how ellsberry or agon should be the mvp because and i quote “they arnt on steroids like bautista”

      • Mister Delaware

        To tie in a mini-conversation above, Maine Beer Co. is spectacular.

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

    hey! ichiro got my team an RBI!

    • Nuke LaDoosh

      bittersweet?

  • wow

    ok, no more, please.

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

    WOOO!!! Inning over!

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Dear Russell Martin: thanks for not being Frankie Cervelli.

  • Jon

    Its like a fucking death march in the Seattle dugout

  • bonestock94

    Completely missed the leg but was still very out, terrible steal lol

  • Chip

    Playing the Mariners is fun

  • mbonzo

    Addison Maruszak is hitting .533 over his last 10 games. I think we might have a breakout candidate here.

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

    Jeter home runs???

    apocalypse!!!

    • Jack

      /raptured

  • 1stbase

    WHOA JETES!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Jete!

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

    Derek’s back!

  • Greg

    Jeterian

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    JETER. WITH. A. HOMER.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/DiscGolfHero the tenth inning stretch

    Jeets!

  • bonestock94

    Oh damn, that’s rare

  • Mister Delaware

    There’s a different type of excitement in Kay’s voice when its Jeter with the long fly ball.

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

    The Yankees have to win this game now.

  • Jack Merridew

    Jete’s been real good since coming back from injury. EL CAPITAN!

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    I love seeing a good old fashioned Jeterian swing.

    I know he’s never gonna be a .320 hitter again, but I do think that Jete’s been swinging the bat a lot better since he came off the disabled list.

  • teddy

    nice jeter

  • Jimmy McNulty

    The reports of my demise have been greatly exaggerated.

  • Jetrer

    He’s swinging the bat well lately. Hopefully he can keep it up.

  • mbonzo

    DJ! Hitting .324 since he got back from his injury.

  • wow

    at this rate he may get… 10 HR

    • Mister Delaware

      Or 6 1/2.

  • Greg

    Just missed

  • Jimmy McNulty

    JUUUUUUST missed.

  • MikeD

    I know his HR doesn’t count since he hit it against the Mariners, but digging retro Jeter since his return from the DL.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/DiscGolfHero the tenth inning stretch

      Wow, Michael Kay.

      • http://twitter.com/#!/DiscGolfHero the tenth inning stretch

        Fail.

      • MikeD

        …it was a joke (meaning not counting).

        • http://twitter.com/#!/DiscGolfHero the tenth inning stretch

          No, I totally got it, this was not meant to be a reply to you at all. My bad.

  • Mister Delaware

    “So Springsteen gets Fogerty and I get … Fergie? Really?”

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Teixeira doing work today.

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

    Giambi with a better glove.

    /obligatory

  • teddy

    it seems cano hasn’t had the streak where he killed the ball for a length of time, he been good

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    MARINERS HACKING at the first pitch

    fucking caps lock

  • Greg

    He’s leaving pitches up. Luckily the M’s arent good offensively.

    • mbonzo

      I’d bet Larry or Joe told him to just attack the zone so he could give them length today and avoid going to Mo or DRob.

      • Greg

        Could be, but in Tampa he had that dipping splitter and curveball working.

  • Cy Pettitte

    the Yankees should acquire a big time bat in Montero

    • The Big City of Dreams

      Aug 1st

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Shut up Kay

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    So will the Royals be able to win 1 of 3 in boston?

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

      I think it’s a four game series, and of course not.

      • Betty Lizard

        Come on, it’s HOPE week!

        /wishingdoesmakeitso’d

    • first time lawng time

      They beat the Yankees in a 4 game series…so I am sure they’ll get swept.

  • Mister Delaware

    “Now imagine I told you the Yankees also acquired the guy who led the league in saves the year before Soriano? You’d probably say ‘Brian Fuentes? Why did we bother with that? Man, I really hope we didn’t give up anything of value.'”

    • mbonzo

      What?

      • Mister Delaware

        Just playing off Michael Kay.

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    ok, now i’m starting to hate michael kay

  • sangreal

    Time for new catch phrases? This could be a long night

  • Cy Pettitte

    El Duque!

  • mbonzo

    Knowing Martin’s luck, this will be an error.

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

      Bingo

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    I know Freddy Garcia is the Mariner half of the trivia, but who’s the Yankee? El Duque?

  • Cy Pettitte

    lol Mariners.

  • Mister Delaware

    I think Davidson missed that one too.

  • Karl Krawfid

    ?uest love

  • mbonzo

    Expert umping at first base.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Bob Davidson is a terrible umpire

  • Greg

    Murphy’s law part II

  • bonestock94

    The mariners are getting screwed

  • Jetrer

    These umps are making calls like the Mariners don’t matter.

    • The Big City of Dreams

      They want Felix on the Yanks so badly

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Haha, I think the Mariners just got jobbed again.

    That play shouldn’t have even been that close, though. Vargas has to be able to beat Andruw Jones down the line, and Smoak has to take the sure out.

  • Jon

    wow we have the umps in out pocket tonight

  • Cy Pettitte

    Nunie!

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

    Nunie!

  • 1stbase

    nunez rbi machine haha

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Clutch Nunie

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Nunez gets it done!

    For a second there, I thought Gutierrez was going to get to that on reputation alone

    • Greg

      That’s what I thought.

  • MikeD

    I know it doesn’t count because it was against the Mariners, but nice little hit by Nunez.

  • Frank

    Bob Davidson is one of the worst umpires in MLB. It’s amazing this guy is still allowed to work as an MLB umpire.

    • NHYankeesFan

      Joe West, Angel Hernandez, and CB Bucknor are still employed, so I don’t think theres a chance in hell of Bob Davidson getting fired

      • mbonzo

        The fact that Joe West and Angel Hernandez are on the same crew is a joke. They lead crews in throwing out players by leaps and bounds.

      • Pat D

        When MLBN ran down the most memorable ejections of all time, guess who led the way.

        You guessed it…Frank Stallone!

        But it was actually Joe West.

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

    Brett Gardner is good at baseball.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Mariners are so so so so so so so so so so bad…

  • mbonzo

    WTF GARDNER YOU’RE NOT SUPPOSED TO HIT LEFTIES! Now Jones will never play.

    • Jetrer

      DH

  • MikeD

    I know it doesn’t count because it’s against the Mariners, but nice hit by Gardner.

    We’re only up 5-1 in the fourth. Major FAIL on the part of the Yankees.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    C’mon Jete, let’s put this game away.

  • teddy

    gardner good at baseball

  • Mister Delaware

    I’m calling a gap double here for Captain.

  • Cy Pettitte

    hahahahahahahah oh lord Mariners….

  • Mister Delaware

    Bad teams make bad decisions.

  • mbonzo

    Captain clutch.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    LOL

    /yesiwatchedcurblastnight

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    FAIL Mariners

  • Esteban

    Yankees are still losing this series!!!!one!

  • Greg

    The M’s strike again

  • Karl Krawfid

    Ima just go to the gym.

  • Jack Merridew

    When it rains it pours, Seattle. Trade us Felix.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    ahhh Mariners…lulz, lulz

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

    LOL Mariners.

    16 game losing streak? 16 game losing streak.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      18 games. Even with Felix on Wednesday.

  • Jon

    wow they cant catch a break

    what are the chances the ball hits the bat on the ground?

  • Greg

    It hit the bat. Murphy’s Law part III

  • MikeD

    Is that really an error? Kind of freak bad luck hitting the bat, which sort of becomes part of the field of play.

    • Jon

      its an error because jeter would have been out by a mile if he went to 1st

      • MikeD

        Could be. I think the error, though, was scored on Jeter going to second base. In other words, if the runner had been safe at home (which he would have), then it would have been scored a fielder’s choice, but no error. So he received an error because it hit the bat, which becomes considered part of the field of play once the ball is in motion.

  • Jetrer

    clutch bat placement by the Captain

  • Cy Pettitte

    sooooooo much production from CF, good lord.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Wow Mariners this is laughable

  • bonestock94

    Wow

  • Jetrer

    Tex heating up too. I like it.

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

    Representative game by the Mariners here.

  • mbonzo

    Wow Mike.
    https://twitter.com/#!/mikeaxisa/status/95678805041094656

    Not a certain out there, but you look like Nostradamus.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Don’t get greedy, get the easy extra runs, burn out the bullpen for the rest of the series, and give Sweaty Freddy a huge lead so he can give the pen a night off.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    I’m surprised that 75 is Grandy’s career high in RBIs. You would’ve thought he’d have more than that in his 30 homer season.

    • MikeD

      Same thought, although he was a lead-off hitter until he came to the Yankees.

  • MikeD

    Let’s hope the Mariners bad luck continues for two more games, especially when King Felix pitches.

  • wow

    i think the real question here is: can the Rangers score 30 runs on the twins tonight?

  • Cy Pettitte

    Robbie Cano: nope.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Maybe we’ll see Steve Garrison tonight.

    • Cy Pettitte

      I hope so, I’m in the Steve Garrison fan club after he gave me a ball during BP in Tampa

  • http://twitter.com/#!/DiscGolfHero the tenth inning stretch

    Maybe they’d trade us Felix if we included a fielding coach in the deal. Three-team deal that

  • Monteroisdinero

    Why don’t the M’s just bring up their entire AAA team?

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      You mean that’s not what we’re watching?

  • http://twitter.com/#!/DiscGolfHero the tenth inning stretch

    Maybe they’d trade us Felix if we included a fielding coach in the deal. Three-team deal that nets them Larry Bowa, perhaps?

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      If Bowa’s on the move, we better acquire him to motivate Robby Cano’s lazy ass

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Haha I love having Paul O’Neill in the booth.

    • Jack Merridew

      He’s the greatest for entertainment purposes. One-eyed Lucy, lol.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Nunez with the Accurate canon!!!!!!

    • Monteroisdinero

      cannon.

  • pat

    CGSO for The Chief?

    • Greg

      They did score one run.

  • mbonzo

    Bets on the day the Yankees make their first trade?

    My gut says tomorrow. 7/26

    • Simon

      I’m going to put my money on either tomorrow or Wednesday. I just hope Cash pulls a ninja move and pry’s an ace like Ubaldo, etc. Hopefully Cash will get someone good for the right price and not gut the farm.

      • mbonzo

        Idk about a starting pitcher tomorrow, but something might happen. I’m more concerned about the value of the trade.

        • Simon

          My bad, meant to clarify that in general, I hope we get someone good for the right price, but I agree no stating pitcher tomorrow, I’d say maybe Wednesday we may hear serious talk for a starter, maybe though.

  • MikeD

    Wow. The Yankees just issued a press release that the Seattle Mariners will be featured tomorrow as part of HOPE Week.

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

      hahahahahaha this is an underrated comment

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

    Tomorrow is a My9 game? You know what that means…

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

    what an LOL game for seattle

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      Seriously, watching this is making me kind of sad.

      They might as well trade everyone aside from Felix, Pineda, Smoak and Ackley and start from scratch–everyone on this roster has clearly given up.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        What’s sad is that they were actually contending in the beginning of July.

      • Esteban

        If you take out those guys, then what would other teams trade for?

        • AaronGuielWithASmile

          I think that there would definitely be a market for League or Fister.

          • AaronGuielWithASmile

            And I’m sure that some team would pay up for Ichiro based on his reputation alone.

      • MikeD

        Don’t be sad. There not as bad as they’re playing, and we do NOT want them to start playing better until they leave town.

        If they win tomorrow and then the Yankees have to face King Felix on Wednesday, no one will be feeling sorry for them.

  • Esteban

    Hensley “Bam-Bam” Meulens reference. Where’s TSJC?

  • http://bigleaguewiffleball.com/ Jon

    Garcia has been a pleasant surprise this season, but I still think the Yankees need to go out and get a pitcher at the deadline.

  • Bombers

    What will cc do to this lineup tomorrow??

  • Greg

    The M’s have officialy surrendered.

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

    The Mariners offense is nonexistent. Freddy’s on a complete game pace.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Reason #682 that I’m glad I don’t have kids:

    There’s a zero percent chance that I’ll have to see the Smurfs

    • MikeD

      An incredibly hot and unobtainable chick who you have a major crush on asks you to go see the movie because she always liked the Smufs. What are yo going to do?

      Or are you saying that still falls in the zero percent range?

      • MikeD

        …and I have to add that while the name “Smufs” is a typo, I now want to create obscene cartoon characters names the Smufs.

      • AaronGuielWithASmile

        The fact that she wants to see the Smurfs with me suggests that she is either a) incredibly stupid or b) completely nutso

        But fine, I’ll upgrade it to a 1% chance.

  • Cy Pettitte

    no triple? Brett sucks

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

    People actually voted 52% in favor of Ichiro getting 3,000 hits? Not at this pace and at his age.

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    Sounds like the Cowbell Man’s here tonight.

    • mbonzo

      Thats Bald Vinny.

  • Mister Delaware

    In 10.5 MLB seasons, Ichiro has 323 UIBB.

  • Greg

    Nunez!

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    This isn’t just CG pace, this is 11-innings pace.

  • smurfy

    Who said Nunez couldn’t field?

  • http://twitter.com/cecala Cecala

    The Mariners offense is more useless than Magikarp

  • Cy Pettitte

    tomorrow might be the best chance this season for CC to pitch a perfect game

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

    Awww, the Mariners scored a run. That’s so cute.

  • Greg

    There goes the complete game possibility

    • Jetrer

      only at 84 pitches. He could still finish CG around 105 against this lineup.

    • mbonzo

      Whys that? His pitch count is still low and he has a 7 run lead. Time to bring in DRob?

      • Greg

        It looked like he was starting to tire that inning. But you’re probably right.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Come on Joe let Freddy pitch a CG or bring in Garrison.

    Also 20 runs for Texas.

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

      The Twins have been almost as terrible as the Mariners this year.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        And the sad thing is the Twins are only 7 games out. The AL central is so bad.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    I LOVE that Garcia is pissed about giving up a run when he has a 7 run lead in the 7th inning.

    Never let up, not even for an inch. Screw “pitching to the score”

    • Esteban

      Andruw Jones probably smiled though.

  • CBean

    Boo. I just got home and my cable is out.

  • Greg

    Oh Nick

  • first time lawng time

    LMAO Swisher. “Oh Shit!”

  • bonestock94

    Goddamn, can a freaking trade happen already!?!

  • Greg

    He’s starting to tire

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

      Yeah. He just needs to get out of this inning and then Steve Garrison for the 9th.

  • Jon

    wow the angles are actually closer to the wild card than the rays right now

  • mbonzo

    Melky ties it up!

  • Guest

    O’Neill proposed on the phone. He called collect. Classic.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Ayala still alive?

  • Greg

    That was a hanger. Good move to get Garcia out.

  • Esteban

    Another pretty good start from Garcia. The 2003 all star team has performed pretty well for Brian Cashman this year.

  • teddy

    great game by garcia

  • Bill

    Dear God, that’s Boone Logan’s music!

  • mbonzo

    Andruw Jones’ music is the Ray’s broadcast. Probably because he always wanted to be a Ray.

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    just saw Big Poopie trying to steal 2b…now that is funny.

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

    Nunie should steal third.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Michael Cuddyer pitched an inning for the Twinkies. SCORELESS.

    • Jon

      epic

      • Jon

        if the game right now the +14 run differential game is better than 18 of 32 teams

  • Cy Pettitte

    awww yeah Jeter

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

    Jeter triple? This game has been chock full of lulz.

    • Esteban

      and a homerun.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        You just can’t predict it, Suzyn…

  • MikeD

    Old Man Jeter looking more and more like the old Jeter. Keep it up!

  • 1stbase

    jeter got his ops over .700

  • first time lawng time

    Aww Paulie is so sweet.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Girardi doesn’t trust Garrison in a 10-3 game against the MAriners. Makes perfect sense to me!

    • Greg

      Who cares?

      • Greg

        Sorry about that. But he’s in now.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Oh, he does.

  • Cy Pettitte

    STEVE GARRISON!!!!

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

      Where’s Mr. Hat???

    • Jon

      no homo but garrisons a good looking dude

    • Cy Pettitte

      my Steve Garrison ball must be worth ~$500,000 now.

  • Esteban

    Huzzah!

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

    Remember how crazy this place was going during the Yankees 6 game losing streak earlier this season? Being a Mariners fan must suck donkey balls right now.

  • Esteban

    Maybe the Yankees won’t lose this series after all. Though they still probably will!!!!one!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Youk may be hurt or else the Sox think Yamaico Navarro is a better #4 hitter.

    • mbonzo

      It looked like he pulled up short trying to beat out a groundball in his last at bat. Probably a hammy issue.