Game 106: Oh yeah, the game

Banuelos promoted to Triple-A
Jeter day-to-day with a bruised right middle finger
(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Given all the hoopla surrounding the trade deadline, it’s easy to forget that the Yankees are playing an actual game this afternoon. A win today would turn a good homestand into a great homestand, so get it done boys. Here’s the lineup…

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

Freddy Garcia, SP

The game starts at 1:05pm ET and can be seen on YES. Enjoy.

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Banuelos promoted to Triple-A
Jeter day-to-day with a bruised right middle finger
  • Phife Dawg

    The beat writers are gonna be shock if the Yankees don’t make a deal just for the sake for making a deal.

    The trade deadline brings out the idiot in everyone.

    • Gonzo

      Headline:
      Big Market Yanks happy with their $200 million payroll as it is right now!

    • Midland TX

      Serious question: So what? Who gives a rat’s ass what the media say? You read the posts here–you know what’s up. Why get bent out of shape over people pimping their columns/radio shows/networks/papers?

      • Esteban

        Because when we leave our mother’s basements we have to deal with peopl ewho read and believe what the media say. It’s impossible to escape the talking points of the MSM.

  • Gonzo

    Freddy Garcia is scratched! He’s headlining a deal for King Felix. Seattle needed some more Freddy Garcia in their lives. Cashman also mediated the end of the debt ceiling crisis. And then I woke up.

  • Cy Pettitte

    over/under: 1.5 Yankee players get plunked

    • 4everbronx

      Over. Easily.

    • http://www.retire21.org first name only male (formerly Mike R. – Retire 21)

      under

    • Gonzo

      Do the O’s have enough rested pitchers in their bullpen if they do get froggy.

    • Jetrer

      one down

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Dear YES network,

    please realize soon that Ken Singleton is a better pbp guy than Michael Kay

  • Jack Merridew

    3/4 is a must today. It would give us a successful homestand against the weakest of the weak. Good teams do not split series with the Orioles at home.

    • V

      2009 Yankees: September 11-13th, Lost 2/3 vs. Orioles at home. Won World Series.

      • Esteban

        Didn’t you hear. Winning 3/4 is a must. Your logic has no place in this discussion.

    • StanfordBen

      “Good teams do not split series with the Orioles at home.”

      Ridiculous. Do good teams split series with the Royals at home? The Red Sox just did. Good teams lose to bad teams all the time.

      • Jim S

        What he meant to say was “Unrealistically perfect baseball teams don’t lose at all, against anyone.”

        It’s attitudes like his that make it SO easy to understand why everyone else hates us.

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

    http://mobile.twitter.com/si_j.....4900046849

    Since when do they HAVE to do something? I like the Yankees’ internal options.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      hopefully that “something” is calling up Jesus

    • Phife Dawg

      The $200 million Yankees HAVE to do SOMETHING. They need to trade for anyone, even if they are shitty/expensive!

    • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Steve S.

      Exactly. When the rationale for a move is that you “have to do something” its usually a bad move.

      That’s what they said when they got Kei Igawa, Rafael Soriano, Kenny Lofton…am I missing anyone?

  • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Steve S.

    Borrowing this from TYA

    The Yanks are looking to improve upon their 8-1 record against the O’s this year, and have outscored them 78-28 this season. That’s a +50 run differential over just 9 games, which accounts for 1/3 of the Yankee +148 run differential on the season.

    • MikeD

      True, although if they only had a 10-run differential, they’d still have the second best run differential of any team in MLB. Very good teams are expected to destroy certain teams. Let’s hope it continues today.

      • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Steve S.

        Oh yeah, I wasn’t trying to diminish the rest of the season in any way. It just amazes me how lopsided the games between these teams have been.

  • MikeD

    Frank Tanana was always painful for me to watch, having actually seen him when he could throw in the upper 90s. It would be as if Randy Johnson had to become Jamie Moyer.

  • bonestock94

    Wandy is a career 4 FIP pitcher, I’m not sure he’s worth trading for.

    • FIPster Doofus

      I think he’d do OK, but no thanks to being stuck with him for three years.

      • Jetrer

        this

  • teddy

    gotta bunt, bunt to 3rd

    • Esteban

      No, no you don’t

  • Jack Merridew

    Great poll, Michael. I wish he’d go back on vacation.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      What was the poll?

  • mbonzo

    Freddy Garcia looks awesome.

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

    Error on the throw? Eh.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      It should be an error on Nunez

      • Jetrer

        its extremely difficult to catch a bullet throw from that close

        • JohnnyC

          Well that explains why I’m not playing in the majors but Nunez is supposedly a big leaguer.

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

        I don’t think there should have been an error at all. I don’t think he was out at second even if Nunez catches it.

        • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

          The runner does not get to 3rd if the ball doesn’t get away.

          • Jetrer

            yeah, the error was for the advance, not the lack of out

  • teddy

    2 bb, 2 sb, garcia gift wrap that run

  • Dela G

    What a great stop by jeter

  • Dela G

    Eastern conference teams! Only mike Kay would say that

  • jay h

    shocking

  • Cy Pettitte

    look out

  • Jack Merridew

    Make no mistake about it, that was intentional. Retaliation will come, count on it.

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

      I’m sure he hit the leadoff man with the middle of the order due up in a one run game intentionally.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        You never know with Buck…

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Buck Showalter Baseball™

  • Rich in NJ

    Haven’t looked at the stats, but the O’s seem to hit a lot of batters.

    • mbonzo

      Young pitchers + asshole manager = lots of hit batters.

  • Dela G

    Damn, I hope you’re ok, jeter

  • Kostas

    that was on purpose. Fuck you Showalter

  • mbonzo

    Even if Cano went around he’s on 1st thanks to the WP/PB. Whats Showalter bitching about?

    • Kostas

      Told his pitcher to drill the umpire and hitter. Pitcher failed

    • Jetrer

      no, you can’t go to first on a WP strikeout if first base was occupied and less than 2 out

      • mbonzo

        Forgot about that rule.

  • Cy Pettitte

    fucking Swish

  • mbonzo

    Bases loaded again?

  • V

    Strike 1 call on Swisher was utter bullshit.

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

    Decline the option!

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Give me teh MELKMAN!!

    • http://Www.or.ly JM

      Seriously, though, Swisher is having just as good of a year this year as the past two.

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

        He hasn’t hit for the same kind of power, but I think that’ll bounce back at his age in this park.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Swish killing us

  • teddy

    swisher with 2 really bad at bats, damm

    • V

      Can’t fault a guy for watching pitches 6 inches outside.

  • Funny Bot

    Does not compute…Cano does not take walks…let alone 2 in one game…Error…Error………………EEEEEERRROOOOORRR

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Swish left 6 runners on base today

  • http://Www.or.ly JM

    Geez, Swisher… 6 LOB by him alone.

  • wow

    these guys scored 17 last night.

    • http://Www.or.ly JM

      That they did.

  • Cy Pettitte

    take notes Gardy

    • Justin

      I think Pie should take notes from Gardner about how to steal second.

  • Rich in NJ

    Pie looked like he was running in quicksand.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Rangers get Bell too…

  • Cy Pettitte

    LOL Hardy.

  • Ivan

    If your a Jet fan, dont you love that Plaxico is a Jet. I think its a brilliant move. And in my opinion I think you can make the Jets a favorite and IMO Plaxico>>>>Ochocinco.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Lol Hardy

  • Jack Merridew

    lol, Orioles defense. Now this time take advantage and hit with RISP. Swisher won’t come up so we should be able to do it. DON’T BUNT!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Heeeeere comes the bunt!

  • wow

    /Buckner’d

  • Cy Pettitte

    Heyman – #rangers got mike adams

    fuck.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Adams and bell?

      good lord…

      • Cy Pettitte

        RT @FollowThePadres: Official: Adams to Texas for Wieland and Erlin.

        sounds like instead of Bell

        • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

          Oh, ok.

      • Justin

        Just Adams.

        Ken_Rosenthal
        My bad: It’s Adams, not Bell. #tradedeadline #MLB

  • mbonzo

    Uh oh, bases are loaded again.

  • ansky

    Nunez was yanks first hit w less than 2 outs

  • Cy Pettitte

    bases clearing triple!!!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Gardy!

  • Jack Merridew

    That’s how you hit with the bases loaded! Take notes, Swisher!

  • mbonzo

    Gardner has had enough of your failure.

  • wow

    and without missing a beat Nunez loses the helment before touching home.

    #predictable

  • mbonzo

    Did they even mention Jeter out of the game?

  • Jetrer

    so who plays where now that Jeter is out?

    • Cy Pettitte

      martin to third, nunez to short and chavez to second?

      • Jetrer

        that should be … interesting defense the rest of the way

    • mbonzo

      Cano 2B, Nunez SS, Chavez 3B

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Does anyone know what Sterling’s hr call for Cervelli is?

  • warren

    wut happened to jeter? im stuck at work but the box score says he was pinch hit for mid at bat!!!

    • Jetrer

      HBP in the hand in his previous AB
      Cervelli started this AB

    • Jack Merridew

      Cervelli at 2nd, jesus christ.

  • spectra

    Just in Big news (from source that doesn’t exist). Derek Jeter had been taken out of the lineup because of a trade for Felix Hernandez

  • Jack Merridew

    Hopefully that’s a lesson to Girardi, don’t bunt in the 4th inning especially with a guy coming up that scorched the ball his first AB and Cervelli on deck. Got 4 runs instead of 2.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Cervelli at second? oh lord.

  • mbonzo

    Cervelli at 2b… wtf? Cano is DHing.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Jeter out makes me sad :(

    Cervelli at second makes me happy again :)

  • spectra

    Gamecast has Cervelli at 2B. please tell me its not true

    • Jack Merridew

      It’s true. Jeter was hit in the hand and is out. Frankie at 2nd, Nunez at SS, Chavez at 3rd.

  • Justin

    Oh god…Cervelli playing second? …I’m frightened.

  • Brandon

    Cervelli at 2nd? Facepalm.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Jorge at 2b? That would be…fun.

  • wow

    oh no, please tell me Cervelli has a twin that plays second base…

  • Rich in NJ

    Kay mentions that Posada could still play 2B before realizing that it has been about a generation since he played it…

  • warren

    but wut in the hell happened to jeter??? someone please explain!!!

    • Rich in NJ

      HBP in the hand.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Wandy to the Indians? lol.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Not a good day for Swish

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat
    • Cy Pettitte

      I think that was the last possible trade, really doubt Cash does anything now

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Good news is good news.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Martin to Cervelli, you don’t see that everyday

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    I can’t halp but laugh every time they show Cervelli at second

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    I hope Verlander no-hits the Angels.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Verlander? Again?

  • radnom

    Just tuned in, I know Jeter is out, but why on earth is Cervelli playing 2nd??

    • Jetrer

      its either that or lose the DH in the bottom of the 4th with a short bench (though I thought that would have been the better idea)

  • bonestock94

    Jered Weaver is a fucking badass

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      What’d he do?

      • bonestock94

        Carlos Guillen hit a no doubt bomb and did an annoying strut. Weaver didn’t like it at all and yelled at Guillen as he was trotting to first. Ended up talking to the ump for a little while, clearly pissed, and the benches got warned. Avila comes up to bat and first pitch he very obviously throws one right over his head. Weaver ejected.

        • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

          It’s better when CC does it.

        • Dino Velvet

          weell, he was at 111 pitches, he had nothing to lose.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    X-Rays negative on Jeter. PHEW

    I don’t think my heart can handle any more games with Fist Pump and Eduardo Scissorhands up the middle.

  • teddy

    damm wish they could got a run right there

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Anyone else think it’s a little early to pull Garcia?

    • Jetrer

      borderline call, he did look a little shaky last inning

    • Karl Krawfid

      Naw.

      Only if Hector blows it.

  • Karl Krawfid

    no hitter ova

  • Karl Krawfid

    Soriano is a team player.

    Jeter is not.

  • tom

    Did Kay say Noesi will bat second next inning? I thought Cano stayed at the same spot in the batting order, and that Noesi would be in Cervelli’s spot. Am I wrong?

    • Jetrer

      second in the lineup, not second next inning

      • tom

        OK, thanks. I thought I had this DH thing down after all these years. And I never underestimate Kay’s ability to get soomething wrong.

  • Cy Pettitte

    what the hell?

  • Rich in NJ

    Seems a little like overmanaging.

  • IRF

    Hector Noesi since the June 22nd Implosion

    9 G, 16 IP, 18 K, 3 BB, 4 ER.

    He seems to have settled in as a very valuable reliever

  • wow

    trade? or bad attitude?

  • neaks

    i wonder who we just traded noesi for

    • Jetrer

      doubt thats why he came out

  • http://Www.or.ly JM

    Noesi hurt?

  • Ivan

    Cano with the Wheels!!!

  • Rich in NJ

    Thompson could have gotten Cano hurt with that late call.

  • Jack Merridew

    Robbie Thompson has to be decisive. Don’t wind him home with your right arm and stop him with your left. Almost got Cano nailed at 3rd.

  • Rich in NJ

    Martin just isn’t a good enough hitter to start almost everyday.

  • Cy Pettitte

    15 minutes til this boring stupid trade deadline week is over.

  • Karl Krawfid

    D-Rob maine

  • Jack Merridew

    No bullpen help his necessary, DRob is awesome.

  • Cy Pettitte

    DRob D-sgusting

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    K-Rob is always good.

    But today he was freaking unhittable. Yeah, I’l take that guy in the 8th instead of Soriano thank you very much.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    8th inning guy

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Hahaha that Tino Martinez video is hysterical.

    Paul O’Neill should be in the booth every day.

  • Jetrer

    Erik Bedard to the Red Sox. That should be interesting. I sense impending drama.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      7 aces?

    • Dino Velvet

      Theo adds another HOFer to the staff.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Martin sets up in the same spot every time when he catches Mo.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Ballgame over! Yankees win!

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      “put it on the left side!”

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

    great win

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    fucking white sox.