Jul
02

Game 81: Bart’s Back

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(Photo Credit: Flickr user dbfoto™ via Creative Commons license)

It’s been 22 days since Bartolo Colon hurt hamstring, but he says he’s ready to pitch nine innings today. Of course the team won’t let him, they’re going to limit him to just 80-85 pitches after he threw 61 in a simulated game five days ago. Given the way he pitched before the injury, 80 pitches might mean seven innings, which would be pretty cool. Here’s the lineup…

Brett Gardner, LF
Curtis Granderson, CF
Mark Teixeira, 1B
Alex Rodriguez, 3B
Robinson Cano, 2B
Nick Swisher, RF
Russell Martin, C
Eduardo Nunez, SS
Bartolo Colon, SP

It’s a FOX broadcast,  so you’ll get to enjoy the dynamic announcing tandem of Joe Buck and Tim McCarver when the game begins shortly after 4pm ET. Enjoy.

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  1. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Bartolo-mania returns.

  2. Pat D says:

    When I look at Bartolo, for some reason I can’t help but be reminded of Baron Silas Greenback.

    http://www.israellycool.com/baron%20silas.gif

  3. Brian S. says:

    Go Yankees?

  4. Nuke Ladoosh says:

    Thankfully Hooters on 56th St. doesn’t play game volume

  5. Cy Pettitte says:

    this is the one and only FOX/ESPN exclusive broadcast for July, thank god.

  6. first time lawng time says:

    Cal Ripken Jr looks just like Steve Wilkos.

    OMG

  7. Pat D says:

    3.6 BB/9 and only 6.0 K/9.

    Well, I know what that should mean…

  8. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Wow, nice play, Murphy.

  9. Pat D says:

    The fact that Brett is constantly bunting right now is concerning me because he has been slumping.

  10. first time lawng time says:

    Great. A changeup thrower that the Yankees have never seen before…

  11. Brian Cashman is Watching says:

    Anyone watching Fox having problem with audio?

  12. Cy Pettitte says:

    change up strike three, lol

  13. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Gee’s got a great change

  14. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Wow Tex K’d on a changeup didn’t see that coming…

  15. first time lawng time says:

    The sound on Fox is terrible. I’m not just referring to Buckcarver talking. The sound is fading and it’s terrible.

    • Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

      The sound on Fox is terrible. I’m not just referring to Buckcarver talking. The sound is fading and it’s terrible.

      Fixed

    • Kostas says:

      Wait for more. you will hear how Reyes walks on water and turns water into wine. #mccarverd

  16. IRF says:

    What a shocker, Tex misses a change up

  17. Karl Krawfid says:

    Nice we’re gonna get change up’d to death

  18. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Where did that pitch miss?

  19. first time lawng time says:

    Ummm that was the most obvious strike ever.

  20. Kostas says:

    I don’t why a pitcher would throw Tex anything but off speed/change ups. He will bite everytime.

  21. Cy Pettitte says:

    that 0-2 was a perfect pitch, should have been a strikeout

  22. V says:

    I hate automatic 0-2 ball calls and 3-0 strike calls.

  23. first time lawng time says:

    Umm that’s crap because he actually struck out on 3 pitches?

  24. Cuso says:

    Ump made Bart throw 5 extra pitches. thats 2 outs later in the game Bart doesn’t get

  25. Pat D says:

    Is this a new Fox box? I don’t recall it because it looks weird to me.

  26. first time lawng time says:

    If you don’t have HD, the picture on Fox is terrible. There are black bars on the top and bottom. It’s terrible.

    • Pat D says:

      Do I have to explain that to you?

      • first time lawng time says:

        Exlplain what? Yes doesn’t have that.

        • Pat D says:

          It’s called letterboxing.

          It’s because they don’t change the HD picture. Trust me when I say you’re not missing anything due to those black bars.

          • first time lawng time says:

            Oh okay. Thanks.

            • Pat D says:

              No problem. Sorry to have sounded snippy, I used to work in a video store and hated when people objected to the black bars in widescreen VHS/DVD because they thought it made the picture smaller and even after I showed them proof of how they would see more of the picture, they still insisted I was wrong.

              • first time lawng time says:

                Oh it’s no problem. I actually prefer the widescreen look as opposed to the fullscreen look for movies. But with a baseball game, I feel it looks weird and the gamescores running across the bottom are distracting.

  27. Cy Pettitte says:

    that was filthy.

  28. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Bartolo!

  29. IRF says:

    El Barto strikes again

  30. Kostas says:

    Seriously don’t know where Turner thought that pitch missed.

  31. Karl Krawfid says:

    This doesn’t seem like old Bart.

    A lot of off speed.

  32. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Fox saying Posada and Cervelli are bad catchers…shocking

  33. Chip says:

    Fox HD is out for me and the sound on the SD isn’t working at all. I hate Fox

    • Brandon says:

      Uhh. The sound? I would be greatful it didnt work. Why would you want to listen to the 2 asshats Fox call broadcasters?

  34. Wow says:

    Is Colon’s fastball missing some life or speed to it?

  35. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Ugh, Nunez’s defense strikes again.

  36. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Oh, Nunie.

  37. Cy Pettitte says:

    fucking Nunez

    but wow what a fucking pitch, good to see that 2 seamer is alive and well

  38. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    God fucking damnit Nunez

  39. sangreal says:

    Oh, Nunez

  40. Kostas says:

    NunEEEEEEEEEEEEz. But he can hit.

  41. IRF says:

    Fucking Nunez

  42. Urban says:

    Hopefully Nunie limits that dropped throw to his only error of this game.

  43. Pat D says:

    Where’s nunez fan when I want to yell at him?

  44. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Watch Robbie, Nunez

  45. Cuso says:

    Nunez got screened by the ump and lost sight of the ball for a second

  46. Brandon says:

    Everytime Tim McCarver speaks, the words “Thank you, Captain Obvious” comes out of my mouth. He is such an idiot. “Reyes should be running right now. I dont know why he isnt.” No shit, sherlock. Shut the hell up already! GAH! I really hate these 2 schmucks.

    • the tenth inning stretch says:

      The best is when he gets fascinated by some random fact or object and just rambles on about it for a whole inning.

      “Joe, have you heard about this internet thing? You can look up pictures and information and actually talk to other people on it! It’s amazing. I’ve heard rumors that you can even send mail on it. Truly unbelieveable.”

  47. Urban says:

    So is Bo Jackson considered the worst player ever to make the All-Star game by FOX Sports?

    The announcer at the top of the broadcast referenced past All-Star games and the players who have made the game, saying something like players, “From Babe Ruth down to Bo Jackson, and everyone in between.” Sure, no one will argue with Babe Ruth at the top, but really, Bo Jackson at the bottom?!

  48. Esteban says:

    Bartolo looking good

  49. Pastadivingnunez says:

    Jeter can not get back soon enough.

  50. Nuke Ladoosh says:

    Say what you want about Jeter’s hitting and range. He’s spoiled us over the years by nearly never making mistakes. Noonie has made that so clear

  51. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    yeah of course they show a Met fan…

  52. Pastadivingnunez says:

    Colon looks like he dropped a few pounds

  53. first time lawng time says:

    Cano has been disappointing so far this year. (compared to his usual standards)

  54. Pastadivingnunez says:

    Robbie made me home sick for jeter on that gidp

  55. Brandon says:

    Uhh, memo to Fox, this isnt Boston. You are not broadcasting a Boston game. Fuhgeddaboutit? Really, guys? I have seriously had it with Fox MLB broadcasting. UGH! This is why come playoff time, the games should be simulcasted. Nationally on Fox and TBS, but blacked out in areas the game is on regionally. It would be me so much happier.

  56. Pastadivingnunez says:

    So does anyone know why citifield has 16 ft fences in the power alleys? Did they think the ball was going to fly out of the new place

    • Brandon says:

      Who knows. Citi Field is an embarrasement to baseball stadiums, IMO. When the deepest part of your stadium also has the tallest wall in your stadium, you know you’ve got issues. You already have to murder the ball for it to be a HR out there. No reason to make it even harder.

    • Pastadivingnunez says:

      They can do what george did in the 80s and move up home plate 20 ft, looks like its only 10 ft now. That would put Arods hit ladt night out.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile says:

      It was made by Fred Wilpon, why would you expect it to make any sense?

  57. Greg says:

    Well so far Gee has basically threw changeups in the important counts. That’s not good.

  58. first time lawng time says:

    Ken Rosenthal is such a creeper. Look at his bowtie. Ugh. What a loser.

  59. Brandon says:

    Alright, Ken Rosenthal. Leave to bowties to Dhani Jones, please. You got no swag.

  60. Urban says:

    So so far they interviewed two Met fans and one Red Sox fan (three Yankee haters) and one Yankee fan. And, btw, try going to a Boston bar wearing a Yankee shirt.

    Have I mentioned I hate the Red Sox?

  61. Mike Axisa says:

    Reyes is out of the game.

  62. Greg says:

    I’v ebeen impressed with Colon’s location so far. I thought it would be rusty. Still his endurance my come into question considering how the bullpen was used yesterday.

  63. Greg says:

    Reyes is out of the game!

  64. Pat D says:

    Uh oh, Reyes.

  65. Pastadivingnunez says:

    Reyes out………

  66. Urban says:

    What? When did they mention Reyes was injured? Must have missed that.

  67. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Get well soon Jose

    Just wait until Monday to return to the field

  68. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Reyes is hurt? That’s literally the worst-case scenario for the Mets.

  69. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    God damnit Nunez. Now Bartolo will bunt…

  70. Urban says:

    Nunez for DH!

  71. Brandon says:

    Hahaha. Reyes is hurt. Is there any real surprise here? I mean, he does have a history of injuries.

  72. Greg says:

    Remember Colon played in Montreal so he has been to the plate.

  73. Pastadivingnunez says:

    Colon burning it up running to 1st

  74. CBean says:

    Great job Bartolo!

  75. Urban says:

    That was a hell of a bunt. For the first time ever I was thinking, “Don’t run hard.” Gardner would have beaten that out.

  76. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Hamstring and all, I still think Colon could beat Jorge Posada in a race

  77. Pat D says:

    The infield was in, Nunez.

  78. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Terrible baserunning

  79. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Oh geez.

  80. Greg says:

    Brett not getting the job done.

    • the tenth inning stretch says:

      Nunez’s fault. With the infield in, gotta make sure that gets through.

    • Urban says:

      He was hitting .294 and he’s now down into the upper .260s. For a hitter of his style, he’s a bit streaky.

      • Pat D says:

        He’s now 4 for his last 33, and at least 2 of those 4 were bunts. He’s in a slump again, hopefully he comes out of it soon.

  81. Pastadivingnunez says:

    Why did nunez go?

  82. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Bad Nunez

  83. first time lawng time says:

    Bad baserunning.

  84. Greg says:

    Guys it was a contact play. Gardner usually puts the ball in play.

    • Brandon says:

      Yes. But anyone would tell you the baserunner is still supposed to watch the play develop and also know the allignment of the fielders.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile says:

      When the infield is in you have to wait to see if the ball gets through before you break for the plate.

      Nunez was out by a mile. You can’t waste chances like that.

  85. Brandon says:

    Ummm, Nunez, there are times I wonder if you have any baseball IQ. That was one of them.

  86. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    By the way, how can Ken Rosenthal claim that Reyes’ reputation as being injury prone is unfair?

    He’s missed significant time in almost half of the seasons in his career!

  87. Greg says:

    Why is everybody getting on Nunez. IT WAS A CONTACT PLAY. We see it all the time. Gardner just hit it right to someone.

    • Pat D says:

      Bad strategy then since the infield was in.

      He’d score easily if it got through.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile says:

      With one out and the infield in, you wait to see if the ball gets through before you break for the plate. Always.

      • toad says:

        Of course.

        Just saying it was a CONTACT PLAY doesn’t mean it’s not a terrible play.

        It’s real simple. If the ball gets through Nunez scores easily even if he waits. So why go on contact?

    • Brian S. says:

      Shhhhhhhhhh! It’s easier to blame Nunez for everything!

  88. Nuke Ladoosh says:

    Egritome of hustle

  89. Urban says:

    I think that’s five or six in a row for Gardy. Hopefully he’s back on track stealing.

  90. Pastadivingnunez says:

    Thole sUcks can we get gee and parnell for jesus

  91. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Gee does a great job? Their 1B saved him by playing in and making that play. And Nunie probably should’ve stayed at third anyway.

  92. IRF says:

    Colon hasn’t missed a beat

  93. Kostas says:

    Admit it you all held your breath on that throw by Nuneeeez

  94. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    I have a crush on Bartolo.

  95. Pat D says:

    Assuming Gee is an All-Star already?

  96. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Bartolo looks sharp today

  97. Kostas says:

    Colon has just been sick this year.

  98. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Bartolo’d

  99. Greg says:

    I am shocked Colon is not rusty. Happily shocked, but shocked nonetheless.

  100. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Bartolo, my Fangraphs Pick Six team thanks you.

  101. first time lawng time says:

    Colon technically hasn’t given up a hit (Reyes technically struck out)

  102. NHYankeesFan says:

    I missed Bartolo so much when he was on the DL. He’s like a stem cell fueled machine out there

  103. IRF says:

    Bart now has a sub-3 ERA

  104. Mike Axisa says:

    Bartolo looks like he didn’t even get hurt. This is awesome.

  105. Greg says:

    I dont want to know anything about McCarver’s personal life.

  106. Pastadivingnunez says:

    Is some fool screaming hit arod in the head? Mets fans no class

  107. Souter Fell says:

    Classy fan screaming “hit ‘em in the head” over and over

  108. Greg says:

    Gee has that changeup working.

  109. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Jason Bay: worth every penny

  110. whozat says:

    Dear Yankees -

    Every time Gee is in a put-away count, he will throw the changeup. Sit on it.

    • Greg says:

      It’s not a matter of just sitting on it. The changeup has movement which makes very difficult to square up.

  111. Cuso says:

    It wasnt too obvious tha Bay slowed down so he could “dive” there, was it?

  112. Pastadivingnunez says:

    Gee has a nice change up reminds me of cliff lee’s

  113. first time lawng time says:

    This is getting ridiculous. Yankees, score some effing runs. It’s not that hard.

  114. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    That pitch is AWESOME

  115. IRF says:

    Nothing is getting over that LF wall today.

  116. Pastadivingnunez says:

    Bet beltran cant wait to get out of that park

  117. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Serious question: does Bartolo make the all-star team?

  118. bobtaco says:

    STEM CELLS!

  119. Pastadivingnunez says:

    Gteat 2 seamer today for the big guy that looks inside and it cut over the plate nice

  120. first time lawng time says:

    Okay. It’s time for the offense to show up.

  121. Ivan says:

    Colon is just fucking dealin right now.

  122. Brandon says:

    Whats sad is that after the 6th inning, Bartolo will likely be done. He is limited to at most 85 and hes already at 50.

    • TheLastClown says:

      It’s not such a bad thing to let him build up arm strength this way.

      The BP was use heavily yesterday, so there’s that concern, but I’d much rather not push Colon too hard.

      6 shutout innings today + 7-8 good innings next time out >>>>>>>>>>>> 7-9 innings today

  123. Greg says:

    Even if we lose this game, Colon’s dominance can be heralded a future success.

  124. The Fallen Phoenix says:

    God I hope the Phillies make the World Series so the Yankees can beat them again and everyone can shut up about them.

  125. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    K-olon

  126. Pastadivingnunez says:

    Gee > Burnett

  127. Bartolo Colon’s a man with an incredible arm. Made of fat.

  128. Cy Pettitte says:

    <3 Colon

  129. Cuso says:

    Dammit, we’re only allowed 35 more pitches from Bart?

  130. CUYanks says:

    The innings he had off might be the silver lining of the injury, keeping his total down this year just a little bit.

    • TheLastClown says:

      This was my second thought when he got injured.

      First was: “Oh Nooooooooo!”

      • CUYanks says:

        Of course this is assuming the injury doesn’t have a negative impact on his performance… (So far, signs are very, very good)

  131. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    If the A’s beat Gee so can we

  132. Greg says:

    His change is deadly. Moving down and away

  133. Ivan says:

    Man you kinda wish Hughes can learn a change up like that.

  134. Greg says:

    Martin strikes out on a fastball, probably looking for the change

  135. Pat D says:

    God, I hate Nunez right now.

  136. Cy Pettitte says:

    Nunie’d

    6 for 6

  137. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Nunez!

  138. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Nunez hitting 1.000 in July

  139. Greg says:

    Nunez has gotten the best hits off of gee

  140. Pastadivingnunez says:

    Nunez can rake he will be dealt soon

  141. nedro says:

    nunie. 6-6. Jeet….?

  142. CUYanks says:

    Huge to clear the pitcher here…

  143. bill says:

    pitchers batting is stupid.

  144. TheLastClown says:

    I don’t even know how to feel about Nunez anymore.

    I’ve never been this conflicted about a player.

  145. Cy Pettitte says:

    lol Cano is dying watching Colon bat

  146. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    FOX thinks that Terry Collins should be manager of the year? Really??

    • Greg says:

      NL manager of the year. He’s probably alongside Clint Hurdle and maybe Kirk Gibson

    • Pat D says:

      If the Mets finish with a winning record, he deserves consideration.

      But so do Ron Roenicke and Kirk Gibson and Clint Hurdle.

  147. Pastadivingnunez says:

    Colon lost the man boobs he probley sold the fat.

  148. IRF says:

    I think we all knew Nunez was gonna be the short stop to watch this series

  149. first time lawng time says:

    This guy is on pace for CGSHO. Not to sound pessimistic. That’s just my opinion.

  150. Kevin D. says:

    Even sado is laughing at bart.

  151. Pat D says:

    I love that they’re laughing it up when they haven’t hit this guy.

  152. JD says:

    Question, do you guys think nunez is gone by july?

  153. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    At least Bartolo saw some pitches

  154. Cy Pettitte says:

    nl baseball is terrible, who likes this crap?

  155. Souter Fell says:

    except trying to get Nunez and either Colon leading off next inning or knocking him out of the game

  156. tom says:

    And that situation — pitcher coming up with two outs and RISP, too early to pinch-hit — is why good AL pitchers can become god-like in the NL.

    Silver lining to the inning: Gee had to throw some pitches, which will shorten his outing (unlike the Yanks offer him the all-too-common six-pitch inning in the 6th).

  157. first time lawng time says:

    Throw at the pitcher so the Yankees can get into the BP.

    Lol JK. Sorta…

  158. Cy Pettitte says:

    Carmona lol.

  159. Greg says:

    Carmona failed too

  160. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    lol Carmona

  161. IRF says:

    Hopefully Carmona didn’t just ruin his career.

  162. Frigidevil says:

    Just tuned in, was that Reyes infield single legit or could it have been an error?

  163. Monteroisdinero says:

    Bay with the Jeterian hit.

  164. Ivan says:

    Colon as he was going for the ball: “Im too out of shape for this shit. Oh well he got that”

  165. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Can they just call that Bay hit defensive indifference? The look on Bart’s face was priceless.

  166. Greg says:

    He’s starting to miss location a bit.

  167. Pat D says:

    Double play, please.

  168. feter says:

    its all nunez’s fault, everything is his fault. lets try to magnify every single on one of his miscues and ignore that fact that the team wins when he plays.

    lets see how the team does when jeter is back. he fucks up a few times and it will be “oh, he just got back, cut him some slack.” some of you guys ignore that nunez is basically a rookie? so rookies have to be perfect now?

  169. IRF says:

    NL baseball weeeee!

  170. Ivan says:

    Only BABIP can only slow down Colon…

  171. Greg says:

    They’re going to squeeze

  172. tom says:

    Cheap-hitted to death.

  173. Pastadivingnunez says:

    Come on gato

  174. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Bart getting squeezed

  175. first time lawng time says:

    Throw strikes, fatty.

  176. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Yay NL baseball!!!

  177. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Bartolo, I love you.

  178. Pastadivingnunez says:

    Arod nice

  179. Erica says:

    AROD.

  180. Souter Fell says:

    Nice,so nice.

  181. bobtaco says:

    Bartolo channeling DRob

  182. Monteroisdinero says:

    See-the NL sucks equally for both teams!

  183. Ivan says:

    Like Colon, that last pitch to get the double play was huge.

  184. CMP says:

    Way to go fat man. Sometimes those lame NL rules come in handy.

  185. Greg says:

    NL baseball giveth, NL baseball taketh away

  186. Urban says:

    This is probably a poor analogy, but Bartolo Colon reminds me of George Foreman (the old, fat version).

    Foreman was one of the greatest and most deadly knockout heavyweight boxers ever in his prime. He had heavy hands, so if he hit a man with a clean punch, he was going down, but his great skill, both when younger and older, was the accuracy of his punches. The older Foreman always seemed relaxed and in control, even when facing men decades younger, simply waiting for his shot to get a shot in, even with his diminshed skills. He eventually got it, knocking out Michael Moorer to regain the heavyweight championship twenty years and 70 pounds of blubber after he lost it.

    Anyway, they remind me of each other because both were old (by athletic standards), both appeared done, both had disappeared from their sports only to return, yet their older versions barely broke a sweat, seemed in control, using deadly accuracy with their punches and pitches, and for brief moments have regained their former glory. The analogy falls apart beyond that, which I won’t other going into!

    Now if the Yankees can only score some runs here!

    • the tenth inning stretch says:

      If Bart gets his own brand of grill, I’m buying it.

    • TheLastClown says:

      The only difference is Colon will soon come out with a small grilling device that adds fat to your meals.

    • CMP says:

      I see your point but what Foreman did was Far Far Far more difficult and amazing.

      • Urban says:

        Oh, I agree. Totally. That’s one reason why I said the analogy falls apart. Foreman wasn’t even looking to regain the heavyweight championship when he first came back. He was trying to raise some money and publicity for one of his causes. Then it just sort of kept going along, and he realized he probably could step into the ring, and in the right circumstance, win back the heavyweight title.

        Boxing is a brutal sport meant for young men. I was stunned when Foreman made it back to the top, even for a brief time.

        Colon still pitches like he did as his peak. Foreman was far from his peak on his comeback.

  187. first time lawng time says:

    If Colon didn’t play baseball, I could totally see him being one of those adult babies. Lol

  188. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    GRANDY!!!

  189. Greg says:

    The Grandyman!

  190. IRF says:

    We missed you Curtis

  191. Ivan says:

    The Grandyman Can!!!

  192. TheLastClown says:

    No more homerless streak!!!

  193. Pastadivingnunez says:

    Finally a bomb goes out of the airport

  194. bobtaco says:

    And the worm turns… Grandy!

  195. Pat D says:

    Curtis!!!!

  196. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    The Grandyman Can!

  197. Mike Axisa says:

    Third time through the order, bitch.

  198. the tenth inning stretch says:

    And, predictably, nobody in the booth even raises their voice. Tim instantly starts droning on about changeups.

  199. That pitch was tattooed.

  200. first time lawng time says:

    Lol everytime I’m about to say how bad someone has been lately, they hit a HR.

  201. Greg says:

    Grandy did it. He looked for the change and by going low he was able to square it

  202. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Gee isn’t fooling anybody this inning. Let’s blow it open quick.

  203. bobtaco says:

    Arod has been getting on top of a lot of high pitches lately

  204. Cy Pettitte says:

    Grandy! he was so due.

  205. Greg says:

    And now that Grandy hit the change, its got Gee going inot scramble mode

  206. GoGo Platter says:

    McCarver has to have naked photos of Lefty.

  207. Monteroisdinero says:

    Grandy reaches for the 40 oz. Ruth bat to time the changeup.

  208. Mike Axisa says:

    Gee isn’t fooling anyone anymore.

  209. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Fuck yeah Robbie! That’s 2 triples in 3 games, is it not?

  210. the tenth inning stretch says:

    ROBBIE!

  211. Greg says:

    They have him now.

  212. bobtaco says:

    Arod going slip and slide…

  213. Ivan says:

    Oh Yeah Bitches!!!!!1

  214. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Go Robbie!!!

  215. IRF says:

    Don’t ya know?

  216. Monteroisdinero says:

    ARod cuts the angle beautifully!

  217. Pastadivingnunez says:

    Lol. arod slide was as bad as carmona’s

  218. Charles says:

    Wow anyone notice how A-Rod was running from 3rd to home? That looked really labored, I hope something isn’t wrong…

    • Kevin D. says:

      I noticed that to but I think he just tripped slightly.

    • Monteroisdinero says:

      He has not been running well for awhile. Hiding it well and I’m hoping he doesn’t have anything structural that is getting worse.

    • TheLastClown says:

      I assume Nunez is going to get some more playing time @ 3rd after Derek returns.

      Let A-Rod have a few days of rest/DH

  219. Your Mom says:

    LOL Arod’s slide.

  220. Cy Pettitte says:

    Cano > Reyes

  221. CMP says:

    Nice slide Arod. Looked like he feinted from exhaustion.

  222. Bombers says:

    Bobby valentine likes the way arod rounded third.

  223. Monteroisdinero says:

    Yanks can get it done without Nunez getting a hit.

  224. Cy Pettitte says:

    yay Swish

  225. Charles says:

    Woah situational hitting Win for once…

  226. bobtaco says:

    OK, leave Bart in or go to the pen?

  227. tom says:

    Wow. You don’t usually go from impotent shutout to 4-run lead quite that quick.

  228. Greg says:

    Have Colon pitch the sixth and then go to the pen

  229. CMP says:

    Yeah. Cano remembered to run home today. Who said old dogs can’t learn new tricks.

  230. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Swish gets the job done.

    You’re never safe on the mound against the Yankees. One second you’re dominating, then you blink and you’re down 4 runs.

  231. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Gee’s not making it out of this inning.

  232. Greg says:

    We want Nunez to get out

  233. the tenth inning stretch says:

    What. A. Play.

  234. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Wowww what a play by Turner to end the inning.

  235. Cy Pettitte says:

    damn Nunie smoked that, should have been 7-7

  236. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Nunez got BABIP fucked

  237. bill says:

    Wow, that was some catch…

  238. Greg says:

    Perfect, Now have Colon pitch the sixth and pinch hit for him in the seventh

  239. CMP says:

    Nunie is hitting ropes every time up.

  240. Carl says:

    That 5-3 DP in the 5th sure made the difference, ’cause other than Nunez, they finally got to Gee.

  241. first time lawng time says:

    Are Drob and Mo available tonight if necessary?

  242. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Beltran must hate Citi field

  243. Greg says:

    Even that was a good pitch

  244. Ivan says:

    I think this is Colon’s last batter regardless.

  245. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    “In this ballpark, nobody’s a power threat”

    Except, you know, Granderson.

  246. Cy Pettitte says:

    BARTOLOMANIA IS BACK!!!!!!!

    pretty much everything I hoped for, great comeback.

  247. Ivan says:

    McCarver: “In this ballpark, nobody’s a power threat”

    Really?!?!?! Seriously, Shut the Fuck Up!!!!!!!!!

  248. Zanath says:

    Big Bad Bartolo. Great effort. I really thought he would be rusty. Other than that fifth inning, he was the same as he’s been all year.

  249. Pastadivingnunez says:

    In this ballpark no one is a power threat

    -tim mccarver

    Lol eat it wilpon

  250. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Bart comes off the DL, doesn’t even make a rehab start, and promptly throws 6 scoreless innings. Where can I get me some stem cells?

  251. CMP says:

    It’s probably nitpicking but Gardner should be playing CF and Granderson LF. I’ bet Gardy could have ran down that shot by Beltran.

    • Pastadivingnunez says:

      Deshon jackson could not get to that ball that was hit in a good spot

    • Grit For Brains says:

      I don’t think it is nitpicking. Before Gardy broke out last yr I understood it in that they wouldn’t want to move Granderson and then move him back but at this point not so much.

      • Pastadivingnunez says:

        Grandy is just as fast as gritner grandy has a few inside the park hrs too

        • TheLastClown says:

          This is false.

          Grandy’s fast, but Gardner will beat him in a footrace every times.

          Equal ItPHR =/= equal speed.

        • CMP says:

          No way. Gardner is much faster. Grandy probably ranks 3rd is today’s lineup behind Gardner and Nunez is terms of speed.

  252. Dino Velvet says:

    Nunez (since replacing JEter)

    17 for 59 = .328 with 5 doubles, 1 HR, and 7 RBIs (while batting 9th and 8th).

    If his last name was Lowrie the media would be goin nutz over the kid.

  253. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Mccarver at the fan cave…I’m sorry for the people there

  254. Greg says:

    Joe, they cant hear you right now. they have the mute button on

  255. Greg says:

    Wade will pitch to Pagan and Bay, then Logan will ptich to Duda and Thole

  256. Urban says:

    Let’s say Colon continues to pitch this well the remainder of the season, finishing with a low 3.00′s ERA. What do the Yankees do for 2012?

    • Greg says:

      Get a draft pick from another team

      • TheLastClown says:

        He’s not going to be Type A.

      • Urban says:

        There wouldn’t be much of a draft pick since he was away from the game.

        I think I’d try to bring him back on a one-year contract, blow the field away with the dollar amount on a one-year deal, then let him leave after 2012 and take the prospects when he’s hopefully re-established himself as a type A.

    • TheLastClown says:

      Another 1yr deal for a few M would be perfectly acceptable IMO.

      Nothing more than that though. He is pitching on borrowed time, ultimately.

    • CMP says:

      Bring him back for one year plus an option year that vests if he stays healthy and pitches well.

      • Urban says:

        The option year is a good idea, too.

        I’m still a bit stunned we’re having this discussion in July. Goes to show, You Can’t Predict Baseball.

  257. Pastadivingnunez says:

    Now the mets bunt? Withnthe 300 lb guy out of the gamw?

  258. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    When I used to pitch in school I had a little hitch in my windup just like Corey Wade’s, and everybody always tried to coach it out of me.

    /randomfactsthatareonlyinterestingtome

  259. Greg says:

    Interesting. Joe going against the binder and letting Wade pitch to the lefties

  260. Cy Pettitte says:

    Cory Wade was such a great pick up

  261. TheLastClown says:

    I like me some Cory Wade.

  262. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Lovin Cory Wade

  263. TheLastClown says:

    I’d just love to patch the rest of this game up without using DRob or Mo.

  264. the tenth inning stretch says:

    My wife knows nothing about Joe Buck, Tim McCarver, or FOX Sports, but even she is fed up with them. She finally just said of Buck, “This guy is lame.” I’m so proud.

  265. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Fun fact: Manny Acosta used to be in the Yankees minor league system under the name “Moshe Illouz”

  266. Kevin D. says:

    Hahaha Tim McCarver just made up for everything with that line.

  267. Pastadivingnunez says:

    Thanks for bringing up the lee thing again joe buck is a fuctard

  268. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    yes, a “Yankees suck against the REd Sox” comment

  269. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    The Yankees have lost 8 games to Boston this year, just like when they lost 4 consecutive games to them in a magical ALCS in 2004

    /youcan’tpredictbaseball,butyoucanpredictFOX

  270. Pat D says:

    Gotta love the Fox propaganda. Even though they lead the division, the Red Sox still really lead because the Yankees are 1-8 against them.

  271. Greg says:

    That is more anti Yankee than pro Boston because Buck is a Cardinals guy.

  272. CMP says:

    Colon has been an F..ing miracle this year. What’s amazing is his stuff is legitimately dominating. It’s not like Garcia who’s getting by with smoke and mirrors.

  273. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Nice Joe, keep talking about how the Sox are better than the Yankees

  274. Greg says:

    prediction for tommorrow is that Reyes doesnt start but could be used as a pinch hitter

  275. CMP says:

    Someone needs to call Artie Lange and have him drop by the booth. Maybe he can get Buck fired from Fox like he did to him at HBO.

  276. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    No Ken, Jeter will not ask to be dropped down in the lineup.

  277. Karl Krawfid says:

    Gardner is a man folks

  278. Greg says:

    Actually considering that Gardner has cooled off, it might be the perfect time to move Jeter back to the top

  279. Karl Krawfid says:

    No Susan, We want to win dammit. WE WANT TO WIN DAMMIT.

  280. boogie down says:

    I think Susan Jacoby was 1-for-2.

  281. Greg says:

    Its Mitre!

  282. Pastadivingnunez says:

    Mitre the mistress is warming up

  283. nedro says:

    Gee, Tim, maybe the same could be said about broadcasters ???

  284. Cy Pettitte says:

    time to get Experienced

  285. Carl says:

    No no no no no no no, not him. Please not him.

  286. CMP says:

    Mitre?? The lead is 4 runs not 14.

    I knew Girardi would get a hard on to bring in that bum.

  287. rek4gehrig says:

    Did I just see Mitre in the bullpen?

  288. Karl Krawfid says:

    Nunez!!!!

  289. Cy Pettitte says:

    NUNIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  290. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Holy shit Nunie

  291. Greg says:

    Damn Nunez can hit/ More HR’s than Jeter

  292. CMP says:

    Catch that one bitch.

  293. Ivan says:

    Nunez has been an absolute killer!!!!!!! for the Mets!

  294. Dino Velvet says:

    NUNEZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    It’s time for Jeter to go.

  295. CBean says:

    Holy crap Nunie!

  296. the tenth inning stretch says:

    NUNIE!

  297. boogie down says:

    Please learn how to field, you could legitimately have value.

  298. Pastadivingnunez says:

    No one is a power threat at citi but grandy and nunie

  299. Kevin D. says:

    At least those workouts in the DR with Cano worked somebody…looking at you Cervelli.

  300. It'sATarp says:

    I can’t wait til Jeter gets back so we can have more gritty infield singles

  301. Greg says:

    Get that man to some fielding courses and he could be the future.

  302. rek4gehrig says:

    Nunie teaching the Mutts how to hit HRs in their own ballpark

  303. Cy Pettitte says:

    silent treatment is the best

  304. Karl Krawfid says:

    Speaking of Jete, watch him play here

    http://www.mamigoinc.com/thunder/

  305. Dino Velvet says:

    Nunez (since replacing JEter)

    20 for 60 = .333 with 5 doubles, 2 HR, and 7 RBIs (while batting 9th and 8th).

  306. Pasqua says:

    Oh, Tim can’t remember the Yankees having a problem “retiring” past superstars like Berra and Mantle, ay? Well, Tim, maybe that has something to do with the fact that guys like that didn’t make a bajillion fucking dollars and get covered by the media in a relentless 24 hr. / day barrage reporting.

  307. Pat D says:

    Ah, Sergio.

  308. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    The Experience is back!

  309. Pastadivingnunez says:

    Mitre still blows ass

  310. Hummingbird S. says:

    Mitre doing work.

  311. NHYankeesFan says:

    I dont think this game was Mitre proofed enough

  312. bobtaco says:

    Well, Joe, thanks for The Experience™, Murphy needed a hit for my fantasy team today…

  313. Cy Pettitte says:

    DFA Mitre

  314. CMP says:

    They would have been better off letting Dickerson pitch and Mitre play right.

  315. Pasqua says:

    Where’s Buddy Carlyle when you need him?!

  316. first time lawng time says:

    Lol Mitre sucks.

  317. Greg says:

    He’ll be gone when Phil comes back

  318. CBean says:

    I knew Nunie’s HR would get us the experience

  319. V says:

    So, Eduardo Nunez – keep as utility guy, backup SS, or trade bait?

  320. Cy Pettitte says:

    4 pitch walk in the 9th with a 5 run lead? good lord.

  321. Karl Krawfid says:

    way to go Mitre.

  322. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    One more baserunner…

  323. tom says:

    Joe thought the fans were being lulled to sleep, so he brought in Mitre to pump up the adrenaline.

    I like Girardi alot more than many here, but I do not get his irrational attachment to Mitre.

  324. Hummingbird S. says:

    The guy sucked while playing in the NL, so obviously the Yankees had to bring him back.

  325. Cuso says:

    Mitre’d

  326. CBean says:

    Goddamit Mo should not have to warm up

  327. Hous Beenfarteen says:

    Mitre please die

  328. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Goddamnit Mitre I wanted a SHO

  329. Greg says:

    Guys, he’s pitching to the score.

  330. tom says:

    So, even if Mitre gets this next guy, he’ll leave with an AL ERA of 18.00. Welcome back, Sergio.

  331. Dino Velvet says:

    19 games over .500

    7 game winning streak

    14-3 without jeter

  332. Pat D says:

    Did this just set a record for shortest Fox game ever?

  333. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    On pace for a 100-62 season

  334. Your Mom says:

    Meat-tray is the perfect garbage innings pitcher. He did his job, well done sir.

  335. Hous Beenfarteen says:

    Good game ..crush the mets Mitre suck a dick. Loser

  336. Kevin D. says:

    7 in a row for the Yanks. Monty starting to get on a roll as well. He hit another homer against the Pawsox.

  337. bobtaco says:

    Can they go 50-31 in the second half? That would be most excellent…

    • Dino Velvet says:

      They were 18-8 in June.

      So if they go 10 games over .500 in each month in July, August, and September, they project out to 56-25 for the 2nd half.

  338. Mojo says:

    Damn, Gardner’s really cooled off

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