Game 81: Bart’s Back

Pregame Notes: All About Derek
Yankees release Carlos Silva
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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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Pregame Notes: All About Derek
Yankees release Carlos Silva
  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Bartolo-mania returns.

  • Pat D

    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

    • holger danske

      no dude, its luca brossi

  • Brian S.

    Go Yankees?

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    2nd best?

    • first time lawng time

      ?

      • http://deleted Total Dominication

        They said Teix was 2nd in home runs.

        • http://deleted Total Dominication

          Shit. Bats hit a homer today nvm.

        • Pat D

          Bautista gets the edge on grit factor due to the facial hair.

          • first time lawng time

            But isn’t he Hispanic? He has facial hair and Teixeira is white. I thought that would be a wash.

        • IRF

          Bautista went yard today

          • Pat D

            Oh, didn’t know that. Oh, well.

            I don’t trust anything “Fox” tells me anyway.

  • Nuke Ladoosh

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

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • first time lawng time

    Cal Ripken Jr looks just like Steve Wilkos.

    OMG

  • Pat D

    3.6 BB/9 and only 6.0 K/9.

    Well, I know what that should mean…

    • the tenth inning stretch

      7 IP, 2 H, 0 R?

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Wow, nice play, Murphy.

  • Pat D

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

  • first time lawng time

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

    • the tenth inning stretch

      DOOMED.

  • Brian Cashman is Watching

    Anyone watching Fox having problem with audio?

    • the tenth inning stretch

      Yeah, I keep hearing Buck and McCarver.

  • Cy Pettitte

    change up strike three, lol

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Gee’s got a great change

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

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

  • first time lawng time

    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

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

      Fixed

    • Kostas

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

  • IRF

    What a shocker, Tex misses a change up

  • Karl Krawfid

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

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Where did that pitch miss?

  • first time lawng time

    Ummm that was the most obvious strike ever.

  • Kostas

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

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • V

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

  • first time lawng time

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

  • Cuso

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

  • Pat D

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

  • first time lawng time

    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

      Do I have to explain that to you?

      • first time lawng time

        Exlplain what? Yes doesn’t have that.

        • Pat D

          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

            Oh okay. Thanks.

            • Pat D

              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

                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.

  • Cy Pettitte

    that was filthy.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Bartolo!

  • IRF

    El Barto strikes again

  • Kostas

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

  • Karl Krawfid

    This doesn’t seem like old Bart.

    A lot of off speed.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Fox saying Posada and Cervelli are bad catchers…shocking

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      Umm…they are bad catchers

      • Pat D

        Another example of Fox being “Captain Obvious.”

  • Chip

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

    • Brandon

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

  • Wow

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

    • the tenth inning stretch

      They’ve had him hitting 94.

      • Wow

        Gotcha, I just caught the last few seconds of that inning.

    • Cy Pettitte

      4 seam sits around 88-90, 2 seam 92-95

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

        I think you have that backwards. The two-seamer should be the slower pitch.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Ugh, Nunez’s defense strikes again.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Oh, Nunie.

  • Cy Pettitte

    fucking Nunez

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

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    God fucking damnit Nunez

  • sangreal

    Oh, Nunez

  • Kostas

    NunEEEEEEEEEEEEz. But he can hit.

  • IRF

    Fucking Nunez

  • Urban

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

  • Pat D

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

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Watch Robbie, Nunez

  • Cuso

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

  • Brandon

    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

      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.”

      • first time lawng time

        The funny thing is that I can actually picture him saying that.

  • Urban

    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?!

    • Pat D

      Don’t pay attention to anything said by Fox.

      You’ll be smarter.

      • Urban

        I know. I just was amazed (well, not really) that they annoyed me with the first reference in the broadcast.

        • Pat D

          They annoy me by existing, so…

  • Esteban

    Bartolo looking good

  • Pastadivingnunez

    Jeter can not get back soon enough.

  • Nuke Ladoosh

    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

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    yeah of course they show a Met fan…

  • Pastadivingnunez

    Colon looks like he dropped a few pounds

    • the tenth inning stretch

      There’s a joke in there somewhere…

    • Nuke Ladoosh

      From his upper body to his lower body.

    • Pastadivingnunez

      He really does look thinner, on the other half CC is back tonthe big look

  • first time lawng time

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

  • Pastadivingnunez

    Robbie made me home sick for jeter on that gidp

  • Brandon

    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.

    • IRF

      What does Boston have to do with it?

      • Brandon

        They used Fuhgeddaboutit as a key to the game? I never hear a New Yorker say that. But I always hear the asshats in Boston say it.

        • IRF

          I understand its dumb and cliche, but you do understand that its a term linked to Brooklyn right?

    • Slugger27

      isnt that a local term?

  • Pastadivingnunez

    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

      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.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        Shiti field

      • first time lawng time

        Dimensionally, yes it’s an embarassment. However, people I know have said that they think the stadium is very nice and the food is good.

    • Pastadivingnunez

      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

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

  • Greg

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

  • first time lawng time

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

    • Greg

      He’s doing it for charity so he gets a pass.

    • the tenth inning stretch

      They’re for charity:

      http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/s.....son-032911

      But yeah, can’t stand the little guy.

      • first time lawng time

        Oh. That’s nice of him. He’s still a creeper, the bowties notwithstanding.

  • Brandon

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

    • Pat D

      It’s for charities.

      • Brandon

        I know it is. Why do you think I mentioned Dhani Jones? He just looks awful.

        • Pat D

          Just because Dhani Jones looks silly with the bow ties.

  • Urban

    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?

    • CBean

      I have a coworker who is from Boston who keeps complaining that Yankee fans are mean and I’m always like have you met a Red Sox game?

      • CBean

        Er Red Sox fan. I got distracted by the game.

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

    Reyes is out of the game.

  • Greg

    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.

  • Greg

    Reyes is out of the game!

  • Pat D

    Uh oh, Reyes.

  • Pastadivingnunez

    Reyes out………

  • Urban

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

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Get well soon Jose

    Just wait until Monday to return to the field

  • the tenth inning stretch

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

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    God damnit Nunez. Now Bartolo will bunt…

  • Urban

    Nunez for DH!

    • Brandon

      I hope this is a joke, number 1. Number 2, if its not, may I present to you Jorge Posada and if he gets hurt, Jesus Montero.

      • Urban

        It was a joke.

        My issue with Nunie is defense.

  • Brandon

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

  • Greg

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

  • Pastadivingnunez

    Colon burning it up running to 1st

  • CBean

    Great job Bartolo!

  • Urban

    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.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

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

  • Pat D

    The infield was in, Nunez.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Terrible baserunning

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Oh geez.

  • Greg

    Brett not getting the job done.

    • the tenth inning stretch

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

    • Urban

      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

        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.

  • Pastadivingnunez

    Why did nunez go?

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Bad Nunez

  • first time lawng time

    Bad baserunning.

  • Greg

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

    • Brandon

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

      • Zack D

        Baserunners should also know scouting reports. Like that Duda is primarily an OF now.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      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.

  • Brandon

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

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    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!

  • Greg

    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

      Bad strategy then since the infield was in.

      He’d score easily if it got through.

      • Greg

        Then its bad luck because Gardner hit it right to somebody. The infield being in increses the odds for a hit. I know Nunez is bad defensively but dont get on him for bad luck.

        • Brandon

          Umm you are also supposed to watch the play develop. No matter the situation. If Gardner lined out, it would have been a DP.

        • Pat D

          I’m saying it was a bad coaching decision to have him go on contact. He wouldn’t make that decision himself.

          • Greg

            Then blame the third base coach. Dont blame Nunez.

            • Pat D

              He should be able to recognize that as well.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

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

      • toad

        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.

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

  • Nuke Ladoosh

    Egritome of hustle

  • Urban

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

  • Pastadivingnunez

    Thole sUcks can we get gee and parnell for jesus

    • Pat D

      I don’t want either of those guys.

      • Pastadivingnunez

        I miss yankee relievers who can throw in triple digits

        • Brandon

          So you want a starter and Bobby Parnell, 2 players who dont throw triple digits, for Jesus Montero? That doesnt make any sense.

          • Brandon

            Oh and please dont say Parnell does. He does not do it consistently. Only on occasion. Hes normally high 90’s.

        • Pat D

          Love guys with a career WHIP in excess of 1.5.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    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.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Fox’s superb analysis again…

  • IRF

    Colon hasn’t missed a beat

  • Kostas

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

    • Pastadivingnunez

      Everytime he gets the ball!

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    I have a crush on Bartolo.

  • Pat D

    Assuming Gee is an All-Star already?

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Bartolo looks sharp today

  • Kostas

    Colon has just been sick this year.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Bartolo’d

  • Greg

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

    • Pastadivingnunez

      Colon lost weight i dont see the shirt potatoes henhad early in the season

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Bartolo, my Fangraphs Pick Six team thanks you.

  • first time lawng time

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

    • Nuke Ladoosh

      If he got hurt on the bases many a Met fan will regret it was called a ball

  • NHYankeesFan

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

  • IRF

    Bart now has a sub-3 ERA

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

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

    • Pat D

      I’m sure there’s a stem cell joke somewhere.

  • Greg

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

  • Pastadivingnunez

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

  • Souter Fell

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

  • Greg

    Gee has that changeup working.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Jason Bay: worth every penny

  • whozat

    Dear Yankees –

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

    • Greg

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

  • Cuso

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

  • Pastadivingnunez

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

  • first time lawng time

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

    • Greg

      You know Gee is a good pitcher right?
      Damn you think this Yankee lineup would rock Sandy Koufax.

      • first time lawng time

        Except Gee is not anywhere near as good as Koufax. And Gee isn’t this good.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    That pitch is AWESOME

  • IRF

    Nothing is getting over that LF wall today.

  • Pastadivingnunez

    Bet beltran cant wait to get out of that park

  • the tenth inning stretch

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

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      He should but he probably won’t. :(

    • IRF

      Not enough innings IMO

  • bobtaco

    STEM CELLS!

  • Pastadivingnunez

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

  • first time lawng time

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

  • Ivan

    Colon is just fucking dealin right now.

  • Brandon

    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

      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

  • Greg

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

  • The Fallen Phoenix

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

    • first time lawng time

      I’d rather they get swept out of the NLDS. It’d be funnier.

      • the tenth inning stretch

        And Cliff Lee gives up 12 runs in the first inning of his start.

        • Grit For Brains

          and his wife complains about something

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    K-olon

  • Pastadivingnunez

    Gee > Burnett

    • Brandon

      Burnett > Gee

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist_7 Carlosologist

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

    • TheLastClown

      Powerful, powerful fat.

  • Cy Pettitte

    <3 Colon

  • Cuso

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

  • CUYanks

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

    • TheLastClown

      This was my second thought when he got injured.

      First was: “Oh Nooooooooo!”

      • CUYanks

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

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    If the A’s beat Gee so can we

    • Greg

      The A’s beat Gee because Gee didn’t hjave control and walked 6. He has control today.

  • Greg

    His change is deadly. Moving down and away

  • Ivan

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

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      If any pitcher could learn that pitch every pitcher would throw it.

  • Greg

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

  • Pat D

    God, I hate Nunez right now.

    • Pat D

      God, I love Nunez right now.

      • TheLastClown

        Exact-ly.

    • TheLastClown

      Exactly.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Nunie’d

    6 for 6

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Nunez!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Nunez hitting 1.000 in July

  • Greg

    Nunez has gotten the best hits off of gee

  • Pastadivingnunez

    Nunez can rake he will be dealt soon

  • nedro

    nunie. 6-6. Jeet….?

  • CUYanks

    Huge to clear the pitcher here…

  • bill

    pitchers batting is stupid.

  • TheLastClown

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

    I’ve never been this conflicted about a player.

  • Cy Pettitte

    lol Cano is dying watching Colon bat

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

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

    • Greg

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

    • Pat D

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

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

  • Pastadivingnunez

    Colon lost the man boobs he probley sold the fat.

    • Nuke Ladoosh

      You seem overly obsessed with Bart’s body today ;)

  • IRF

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

    • the tenth inning stretch

      Especially if you’re sitting in the first few rows behind first base.

      • nedro

        BOOM! Awesome.

  • first time lawng time

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

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

      He’s on pace to throw 128 pitches.

      • first time lawng time

        Nevermind then.

        128 pitches is doable, though.

  • Kevin D.

    Even sado is laughing at bart.

    • the tenth inning stretch

      “Haha, hey Bart, that’s what I looked like in April!”

  • Pat D

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

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

      I’d rather them not be all uptight.

      • Pat D

        I don’t want them to be uptight, either, but I’d prefer they save their smiles for when they’re actually winning.

        • first time lawng time

          I agree.

        • Pasqua

          Playing a game = no fun.

  • JD

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

    • Monteroisdinero

      No. Do you think Jeter re-injures his leg before the season ends?

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    At least Bartolo saw some pitches

  • Cy Pettitte

    nl baseball is terrible, who likes this crap?

    • TheLastClown

      That was exciting.

  • Souter Fell

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

  • tom

    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).

  • first time lawng time

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

    Lol JK. Sorta…

  • Cy Pettitte

    Carmona lol.

    • Ivan

      I dont think its so funny as a Yankee fan when you think about thats what killed CMW’s career.

  • Greg

    Carmona failed too

    • Pastadivingnunez

      Colon can beat carmona in a race

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    lol Carmona

  • IRF

    Hopefully Carmona didn’t just ruin his career.

  • Frigidevil

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

  • Monteroisdinero

    Bay with the Jeterian hit.

  • Ivan

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

  • the tenth inning stretch

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

  • Greg

    He’s starting to miss location a bit.

  • Pat D

    Double play, please.

  • feter

    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?

    • Monteroisdinero

      In Yankeeland they do. Quick hooks for Nova for example. Wait till Montero slumps.

      • first time lawng time

        I like Nova a lot. I also like Nuñez. The only thing is that Nuñez can be frustrating defensively, especially since he was pretty good defensively last year.

    • TheLastClown

      Utility IFs need to be able to catch & throw baseballs.

      • feter

        whats the pre-requisite for batting leadoff?

        • TheLastClown

          Mystique, aura & legacy.

  • IRF

    NL baseball weeeee!

  • Ivan

    Only BABIP can only slow down Colon…

  • Greg

    They’re going to squeeze

  • tom

    Cheap-hitted to death.

  • Pastadivingnunez

    Come on gato

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Bart getting squeezed

  • first time lawng time

    Throw strikes, fatty.

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

    Go Bart go.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Yay NL baseball!!!

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Bartolo, I love you.

  • Pastadivingnunez

    Arod nice

  • Erica

    AROD.

  • Souter Fell

    Nice,so nice.

  • bobtaco

    Bartolo channeling DRob

  • Monteroisdinero

    See-the NL sucks equally for both teams!

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Fuck yeah!

  • Ivan

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

  • CMP

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

  • Greg

    NL baseball giveth, NL baseball taketh away

  • Urban

    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

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

    • TheLastClown

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

      • Urban

        +1

    • CMP

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

      • Urban

        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.

  • first time lawng time

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

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

    Grandy!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    GRANDY!!!

  • Greg

    The Grandyman!

  • IRF

    We missed you Curtis

  • Ivan

    The Grandyman Can!!!

  • TheLastClown

    No more homerless streak!!!

  • Pastadivingnunez

    Finally a bomb goes out of the airport

  • bobtaco

    And the worm turns… Grandy!

  • Pat D

    Curtis!!!!

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    The Grandyman Can!

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

    Third time through the order, bitch.

  • the tenth inning stretch

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

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist_7 Carlosologist

    That pitch was tattooed.

  • first time lawng time

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

  • Greg

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

  • the tenth inning stretch

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

  • bobtaco

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

  • Cy Pettitte

    Grandy! he was so due.

  • Greg

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

  • GoGo Platter

    McCarver has to have naked photos of Lefty.

  • Monteroisdinero

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

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

    Gee isn’t fooling anyone anymore.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

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

    • Urban

      Yankee Stadium is the worst park in the game for triples. My guess is Citi is one of the best.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    ROBBIE!

  • Greg

    They have him now.

  • bobtaco

    Arod going slip and slide…

  • Ivan

    Oh Yeah Bitches!!!!!1

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Go Robbie!!!

  • IRF

    Don’t ya know?

  • Monteroisdinero

    ARod cuts the angle beautifully!

    • first time lawng time

      Lol IETC

  • Pastadivingnunez

    Lol. arod slide was as bad as carmona’s

  • Charles

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

    • Kevin D.

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

    • Monteroisdinero

      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

      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

  • Your Mom

    LOL Arod’s slide.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Cano > Reyes

  • CMP

    Nice slide Arod. Looked like he feinted from exhaustion.

    • GoGo Platter

      You watching the Haye vs. Klitschko fight as well?

  • Bombers

    Bobby valentine likes the way arod rounded third.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Yanks can get it done without Nunez getting a hit.

  • Cy Pettitte

    yay Swish

  • Charles

    Woah situational hitting Win for once…

  • bobtaco

    OK, leave Bart in or go to the pen?

  • tom

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

  • Greg

    Have Colon pitch the sixth and then go to the pen

    • Cy Pettitte

      agreed, Colon to Wade/Logan in the 7th to DRob to Mo

      • CMP

        No Mitre? Girardi probably needs himself some Mitre.

  • CMP

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

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    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.

    • TheLastClown

      Only a matter of time before they adjusted to his off-speediness.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Gee’s not making it out of this inning.

    • tom

      unless his 2nd baseman makes a spectacular play

  • Greg

    We want Nunez to get out

  • the tenth inning stretch

    What. A. Play.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Wowww what a play by Turner to end the inning.

    • Your Mom

      I hate that guy!

  • Cy Pettitte

    damn Nunie smoked that, should have been 7-7

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Nunez got BABIP fucked

  • bill

    Wow, that was some catch…

  • Greg

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

  • CMP

    Nunie is hitting ropes every time up.

  • http://www.carlsyankeedugout.com Carl

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

  • first time lawng time

    Are Drob and Mo available tonight if necessary?

    • IRF

      I don’t see why not. They both had easy outings last night.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Beltran must hate Citi field

  • Greg

    Even that was a good pitch

  • Ivan

    I think this is Colon’s last batter regardless.

    • Greg

      As it should be. Pinch hit for him

      • TheLastClown

        Let’s say he wasn’t on a pitch count. Would you PH for him anyway?

        What if the score was 2 or 3-0?

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

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

    Except, you know, Granderson.

  • Cy Pettitte

    BARTOLOMANIA IS BACK!!!!!!!

    pretty much everything I hoped for, great comeback.

  • Ivan

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

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

  • Zanath

    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.

  • Pastadivingnunez

    In this ballpark no one is a power threat

    -tim mccarver

    Lol eat it wilpon

  • the tenth inning stretch

    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?

  • CMP

    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

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

      • CMP

        DeSean could have called for a fair catch under that.

    • Grit For Brains

      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

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

        • TheLastClown

          This is false.

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

          Equal ItPHR =/= equal speed.

        • CMP

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

  • Dino Velvet

    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.

    • Greg

      If he could field the media would be going nuts.

      • TheLastClown

        That.

    • bobtaco

      How many games for Jeter to replicate those numbers?

      • Dino Velvet

        when they eventually drop jeter to the 9th spot, his average will drop to .220

      • Urban

        Which numbers? The hitting numbers, or the continual fielding, baserunning and mental errors?

        I know I’m hard on Nunez. I want him to be good, but I don’t believe he’s cut out to be a MLB shortstop.

        • bobtaco

          At some point if he keeps hitting like this, you ignore that part :-)

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

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

  • Greg

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

  • Greg

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

    • Greg

      Sorry

  • Urban

    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

      Get a draft pick from another team

      • TheLastClown

        He’s not going to be Type A.

        • IRF

          He would be a type B in that scenario

        • Greg

          He might be type B with a sub 3.00 ERA in the AL

          • TheLastClown

            & type Bs receive supplemental picks, not a pick from the signing team.

            Another cheap year of possibly similar production > a sandwich pick…IMO

      • Urban

        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

      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

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

      • Urban

        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.

  • Pastadivingnunez

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

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    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

    • first time lawng time

      I found it interesting.

  • Greg

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

  • Cy Pettitte

    Cory Wade was such a great pick up

  • TheLastClown

    I like me some Cory Wade.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Lovin Cory Wade

  • TheLastClown

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

  • the tenth inning stretch

    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.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

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

  • Kevin D.

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

  • Pastadivingnunez

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

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

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

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    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

  • Pat D

    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.

  • Greg

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

    • Pat D

      He’s still a dick.

      • Urban

        I see your disgust with Fox Sports, Buck and Co., runs as high, if not higher, than mine!

        They are annoying.

        • Pat D

          I hate Fox, in all its entities and subsidiaries.

          Except for their Sunday night programming.

  • CMP

    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.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

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

  • Greg

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

  • CMP

    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.

    • TheLastClown

      This. This. A million times, this.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

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

  • Karl Krawfid

    Gardner is a man folks

  • Greg

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

  • Karl Krawfid

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

  • boogie down

    I think Susan Jacoby was 1-for-2.

  • Greg

    Its Mitre!

  • Pastadivingnunez

    Mitre the mistress is warming up

  • nedro

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

  • Cy Pettitte

    time to get Experienced

  • http://www.carlsyankeedugout.com Carl

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

  • CMP

    Mitre?? The lead is 4 runs not 14.

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

  • rek4gehrig

    Did I just see Mitre in the bullpen?

  • Karl Krawfid

    Nunez!!!!

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Holy shit Nunie

  • Greg

    Damn Nunez can hit/ More HR’s than Jeter

  • CMP

    Catch that one bitch.

  • Ivan

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

  • Dino Velvet

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

    It’s time for Jeter to go.

  • CBean

    Holy crap Nunie!

  • the tenth inning stretch

    NUNIE!

  • boogie down

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

    • Karl Krawfid

      According to most here, Nunez can’t get better at it. It’s not possible.

      • Brian S.

        He’s clearly killing the team. He’s 24 and will never ever get better at defense.

  • Pastadivingnunez

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

  • Kevin D.

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

  • It’sATarp

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

    • Dino Velvet

      nothing more exciting than watching Jeter beat out a weak, anemic dribbler.

  • Greg

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

    • Grit For Brains

      DJ is the future…everyday through 2014

  • rek4gehrig

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

  • Cy Pettitte

    silent treatment is the best

  • Karl Krawfid

    Speaking of Jete, watch him play here

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

  • Dino Velvet

    Nunez (since replacing JEter)

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

  • Pasqua

    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.

  • Pat D

    Ah, Sergio.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    The Experience is back!

  • Pastadivingnunez

    Mitre still blows ass

  • Hummingbird S.

    Mitre doing work.

  • NHYankeesFan

    I dont think this game was Mitre proofed enough

  • bobtaco

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

  • Cy Pettitte

    DFA Mitre

  • CMP

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

  • Pasqua

    Where’s Buddy Carlyle when you need him?!

  • first time lawng time

    Lol Mitre sucks.

  • Greg

    He’ll be gone when Phil comes back

    • Pat D

      Not necessarily.

  • CBean

    I knew Nunie’s HR would get us the experience

  • V

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

    • V

      1st comma = slash.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Karl Krawfid

    way to go Mitre.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    One more baserunner…

  • tom

    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.

  • Hummingbird S.

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

    • Greg

      Have you looked at his stats with the Brewers?

      • CMP

        Yeah. -0.1 WAR in 33 innings. The guy sucks ass.

  • Cuso

    Mitre’d

  • CBean

    Goddamit Mo should not have to warm up

    • Delaware – Ralph

      This. He didn’t have to warm up, it was dumb (so was him pitching yesterday)

  • Hous Beenfarteen

    Mitre please die

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Goddamnit Mitre I wanted a SHO

  • Greg

    Guys, he’s pitching to the score.

    • Cy Pettitte

      this is Mitre pitching to his skill level

      • Ivan

        LMAOOOO…IETC

  • tom

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

  • Dino Velvet

    19 games over .500

    7 game winning streak

    14-3 without jeter

    • Hummingbird S.

      Life is good.

  • Pat D

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

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    On pace for a 100-62 season

    • Hall and Nokes

      49-23 ATROMLB!

  • Your Mom

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

  • Hous Beenfarteen

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

  • Kevin D.

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

    • Ivan

      Since when?

      • Kevin D.

        Since this afternoon.

  • bobtaco

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

    • Dino Velvet

      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.

  • Mojo

    Damn, Gardner’s really cooled off