Game 84: Big Stoppa


(Photo Credit: Flickr user Jay?? via Creative Commons license)

CC Sabathia has played the role of stopper before, many times for the Yankees. In his two-and-a-half years in New York, Sabathia has started 34 games following a Yankees’ loss, and he’s helped his team to a win 23 times. That’s a pretty good way to stop a losing streak before it even starts. The Yankees have dropped the last two in very winnable fashion, so let’s hope their ace gets them back in the win column tonight. Here’s the lineup…

Derek Jeter, SS
Curtis Granderson, CF
Mark Teixeira, DH
Alex Rodriguez, 3B
Robinson Cano, 2B
Nick Swisher, RF
Jorge Posada, 1B
Brett Gardner, LF
Frankie Cervelli, C

The game begins a little after 7pm ET and can be seen on YES. Enjoy.

Mariano Rivera Update: Mo told Bryan Hoch that his sore triceps/elbow feels better, but they’re go to stay away from him again tonight. He’s only available in an extreme emergency.

Categories : Game Threads


  1. Rainbow Connection says:

    Jeter + Cervelli = Shit lineup

  2. Jonathan Harker says:

    Must win game tonight. If you lose one you lose two then three then it continues to spiral out of control. Pretty soon you’ve lost all of the remaining games on the schedule. Win.

    • Greg says:

      Look, you dont have to be sarcastic about it with me. I am a believer in momentum. And yes I know the saying that momentum goes as far as next day’s starter, but looking at the history of the game, I have seen many types of momentous streaks (The 95 Angels, The Mets of 08-09, The Marlins last month).

      Will it happen to the Yankees? Probably not to those extents, but momentum in baseball does exist.

      • Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

        It you don’t think it’ll happen to the Yankees then why are you worried/thinking so much about momentum?

    • Rainbow Connection says:

      The games don’t count. It’s only July.

      • Esteban says:

        Correct. None of these games count, actually. The only games that count are the games that I simulate and Strat-O-Matic games. And Dungeons and Dragons. That’s serious business.

  3. Pat D says:

    The LoHud blog has some interesting info regarding a wide range of topics, from Eric Chavez to Rafael Soriano to the strong possibility of Mariano Rivera not going to the ASG.

  4. Mark says:

    Derek will go 3-4 with a walk and 2 2b, then lose the game gidp with one out bases loaded in the 9th.


  5. Pat D says:

    So according to that commercial, the weekly chats are live game blogs.


  6. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    YAY!!! CONEY!!!

  7. karel capek says:

    David Cone still looks like Buster Keaton.

  8. first time lawng time says:

    It will be interesting to see how they hit Carrasco. Offense has been weak the past few days and Carrasco pitched well last time.

  9. Greg says:

    Excellent Changeup! Uh oh

  10. Jonathan Harker says:

    YES needs to make Coney, Leiter, Kenny, and Paulie permanent announcers. Flaherty shouldn’t have a job anywhere on TV.

  11. Jonathan Harker says:

    5 away!

  12. Xstar7 says:

    Wow, same as yesterday.

  13. Mike HC says:

    5 to go

  14. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Jeterian hit.

  15. Pat D says:

    Yea, that’s a hit.

  16. Cy Pettitte says:

    #2,995 wooo

  17. Brad says:

    Hardest hit ball I’ve ever seen.

    • Mike c says:

      I didn’t realize the smart fans were also so witty too

      • first time lawng time says:

        What’s with the mention of smart fans tonight? Did something happen in another thread?

        • Jimmy McNulty says:

          When I refer to the “smart fans” I mean fans that have an understanding of stats beyond the triple crown stats and World Series rings. There’s quite a few of them that have a strong dislike for Jeter. OH THE RANGE!!!!!!!! OH THE GIDPS!!!!!!!!!! He’s a shortstop that had an OBP of over .380 and a slugging over .460 for a decade…name ten other players who did that.

          • first time lawng time says:

            Oh okay.

            I think the hate stems from his decline in the past 2 years, though.

            • Jimmy McNulty says:

              Even when he was good there were “smart” fans that hated him. Around 2001 or so the “overrated” tag was applied to him. Perhaps by Tim McCarver and over-covered. Yeah, a top 75 player of all time is overrated…okay then. There was a lot of angst towards him during the SABR revolution when BP was still the authority in advanced stats.

              • first time lawng time says:

                Oh. I actually liked him in 2009 an he was my favorite whn I was little.

                Now, though, not so much.

  18. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Oh look, a changeup

  19. first time lawng time says:

    At least they won’t get no hit through the first 5+ innings.

  20. Jimmy McNulty says:

    Facing the guy he was traded for.

  21. Ivan says:

    No chance!!!!

  22. Ivan says:

    easy inning.

  23. Pat D says:

    Here’s my idea for needed “tweaks” to baseball:

    DH in both leagues.

    That is all.

    • Cy Pettitte says:

      better chance of robot umps than that. DH in the NL will never, ever happen.

      • Pat D says:

        I honestly can’t believe that the MLBPA hasn’t pushed for this. It would likely mean an increase in salary, since there would be a bunch of (presumably) veteran guys who’d have better chances to keep playing, and it would lessen, however slightly, the chances of pitchers getting injured.

        It just makes too much sense, and of course that’s why it will never happen.

    • Greg says:

      But that takes away the strategy?

      /Cohen and Hernandez’d

    • Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

      The ASG shouldn’t “count”. Give home field advantage to the team with the best record.

      • Pat D says:

        Oh, yea, that’s a good one.

      • Mike Axisa says:

        Yeah really. You want it to count? Every player on the winning team gets $500,000. That’ll make it more exciting in a hurry.

        • Jimmy McNulty says:

          I don’t think it should count, make it a fun game for the players. Try to get the younger players more votes so they’ll start. I dunno, maybe add a rule that if you’ve started or appeared X amount of ASGs you can’t be on the ballot to start but added in by a managerial decision. I’m sure guys like Jason Heyward, Mike Stanton, Troy Tulowitzki, Asdrubral Cabrera and Justin Upton would love to start in an ASG.

    • Jimmy McNulty says:

      My tweaks:

      ASG doesn’t count, give home field to the league with the best record in interleague play.
      No blackouts
      Re-align the leagues. Move the Rays to the NL and move the Brewers to the ALC and the Indians to the ALE.

  24. Xstar7 says:

    You have to go with Paul Konerko for the text poll.

  25. first time lawng time says:

    I hate when players show bunts. Whatbis they get a meatball right down the middle? Such a waste.

  26. Ivan says:

    I thought that strike look borderline.

  27. Esteban says:

    I dunno about that 3-0

  28. Greg says:

    Mercy strike

  29. Cy Pettitte says:

    lol at the 3-0 autostrike, that thing was almost in the other batter’s box

    cervelli with bases loaded = money

  30. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Cervelli and Jeter with the bases loaded. Hmmm…

  31. Xstar7 says:

    Cervelli with the bases loaded? Should be fun!

  32. Mike Axisa says:

    Dear Frankie,

    Do NOT swing at the first pitch.


  33. Jonathan Harker says:

    Bases loaded but these two clowns will manage to screw it up.

  34. first time lawng time says:

    Did anyone read that article by Wallace Matthews about Arod during the Mets series with the Reyes nontag?

    I thought it was pretty dumb.

    I’d link it but I can’t find the article.

  35. CBean says:

    Time for some fist pump magic!

  36. Greg says:

    Saved by the other catcher

  37. Esteban says:

    Cervelli gets the job done again!!!


  38. Pat D says:

    Lucky break.

  39. Ivan says:

    Thank you Santana.

  40. Cy Pettitte says:

    lol Indians, way to botch the tailor made double play

  41. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    They must’ve been distracted by the fistpumps

  42. Xstar7 says:

    Yankees caught a break there.

  43. Ivan says:

    Jeter hit a homer!!!

  44. Cy Pettitte says:

    JETER!!! the power!!

  45. CBean says:


  46. Karl Krawfid says:


  47. Greg says:


  48. Esteban says:

    The Captain doing work. Now people will love him again.

  49. Jonathan Harker says:

    Jeter with an XBH! YCPB!!!!!

  50. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Jeter!!! hit it out of the infield!

  51. Esteban says:

    Good thing Santana can’t scoop like Teix.

  52. Cy Pettitte says:

    I think that Joel Sherman Jeter bashing media tour today set him off.

  53. Xstar7 says:

    This should be more than enough for CC.

  54. Karl Krawfid says:


  55. Cy Pettitte says:

    GRANDYMAN!!!!!!! oh yea

  56. Ivan says:

    Alright, 3-0 lead with CC pitching, that should be a win.

    Make it 5-0.

  57. Greg says:

    The Grandyman

  58. Jonathan Harker says:

    She’s gone!

  59. Mike Axisa says:

    And boom goes the Granderson.

  60. CBean says:

    I’m loving this inning!

  61. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:


  62. Esteban says:

    So about that power slump from Granderson. Yeah, that was just momentary.

  63. karel capek says:

    Buster Keaton hit a HR.

  64. Xstar7 says:

    The Grandy MAN!

  65. Chey K says:

    Thanks for the candy Grandy!

  66. Eirias says:

    Had the fan caught and pulled the ball foul, what would that be? HR with fan interference? Foul?

  67. Esteban says:

    The difference between zero runs scored and five is a missed scoop/ bad throw. Crazy.

    • first time lawng time says:

      The difference between zero runs scored and five four is a missed scoop/ bad throw missed popup. Crazy.

      /last night’d

  68. James A says:

    I knew I should’ve kept Carrasco on my fantasy bench

  69. Greg says:

    They are teeing off on him now.

  70. Oliver says:

    I’m no Indians fan, but Chief Wahoo is one of the coolest logos in baseball

  71. mt says:

    Let’s all thank Santana at first base – difference between no runs and 5 runs (so far).

  72. mike c says:

    time to fatten up those stats

  73. Cy Pettitte says:

    this inning can only be summed by one phrase: “boom goes the dynamite”

  74. Pat D says:

    He balks and gives up a hit at the same time.

  75. Ivan says:

    Doesnt Tex go to 3rd?

  76. Esteban says:

    UGHH. I wanted more.


  77. Xstar7 says:

    I liked that half inning.

  78. CBean says:

    I was starting to feel bad for the kid. I mean, I’ll take the five runs any day but I’m surprised they left him out there.

  79. mike c says:

    it’s funny, if santana catches the ball to complete the GIDP the score would be 1-0. payback for last night I guess

  80. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Someone predicted baseball:


  81. Sheepmeister says:

    Why does it seem like the yankees offense explodes on days CC is pitching and then won’t get the 3 or 4 runs for Freddy or AJ when they are pitching gems?

    • Xstar7 says:

      Maybe it’s because the Yankees offense has less pressure on them when CC is on the mound. That’s my guess.

      • Pat D says:

        It’s clearly because they like CC better. CC’s like a big teddy bear and AJ is a gutless head case.

        And poor Freddy just hasn’t earned his True Yankee status as of yet.

  82. first time lawng time says:

    In case you all were wondering, that thing with the pitch count happened during Swisher’s at bat. I saw 21 pitches and my mind automatically went “he’s going to throw at least 23 pitches”.

    Offensive inning happened.

    You’re welcome everyone.

  83. Monteroisdinero says:

    Kearns beats us with his first HR on Monday and Jeets drives one to the wall in left center for a 2B tonight.

    If you wait long enough….

  84. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    I think that Jeter’s double is a good example of how he’s gonna keep his career going: start dropping the bathead and pulling pitches on the inner half. It’s clear that he doesn’t have the bat speed to get his hands inside those pitches anymore, but if he can learn to open up in those situations he’ll turn some of them into hits.

    Of course, the fact that this particular double was on a pitch grooved right down the middle helps.

  85. el gato says:

    Does anybody else agree that it should be mandatory that everyone on the yankees should have to wear high socks and a huge handlebar mustache?

    • first time lawng time says:

      For some reason there ate some players who I really don’t think they could grow a mustache. Robertson and Peña for example. Although that might be a good thing. Mustaches are vile.

  86. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Yeah, CC’s not gonna let Carrasco rest.

  87. Pat D says:

    Why is he still in there, Michael? Because Acta doesn’t want to destroy his bullpen.

    OMG, he just said “hooey.”

  88. Cy Pettitte says:

    hip hip

    so nice not having to hate him anymore

  89. Greg says:

    He rolled his ankle.

  90. Pat D says:

    Well this isn’t good for the AL next week.

  91. Cy Pettitte says:

    Cord Phelps need to learn to get out of the way at second base, he’s gonna get wrecked on day like Nishioka

  92. Karl Krawfid says:

    Pitch was outside

  93. Esteban says:

    It’s dumb that there’s different tiers of HOF (1st ballot, 2nd ballot) and that some voters will make sure no one is unanimous. Who the hell would say Jeter is not a HOFer? Or Greg Maddux, or Randy Johnson?

    • Pat D says:

      Where did this come from?

      • Esteban says:

        Oh, ha, just cause Kay mentioned that Jeter is a first ballot HOFer.

        • Pat D says:

          Oh, didn’t hear that.

          Yea, don’t go looking for consistency with HOF voting. A bunch of guys you would think of as no-doubters had to wait several times to get elected.

          And in terms of highest vote percentage, here is the top 10:
          Tom Seaver
          Nolan Ryan
          Cal Ripken Jr.
          Ty Cobb
          George Brett
          Hank Aaron
          Tony Gwynn
          Mike Schmidt
          Johnny Bench
          Steve Carlton

          Are those the 10 best players in baseball history?

    • AaronGuielWithASmile says:

      Who the hell would say Jeter is not a HOFer?

      Does Joel Sherman get a vote?

      How bout Shaughnessy?

      • Esteban says:

        But, really, Jeter has stuff that would appeal to everybody. He’s got incredible offense at a premium position, championships, no bad character complaints, and 3k hits and Gold Gloves for those into those type of things. And yet, someone won’t vote for him.

        • MannyGeee says:

          Peter Gammons

          • Pat D says:

            I doubt that. Gammons isn’t that stupid.

            Someone won’t vote for him because there a couple of guys who just don’t vote for anyone because players like Ruth, Aaron, etc., weren’t unanimous.

  94. Cy Pettitte says:

    Teix gets that and keeps the no hitter intact

  95. Pat D says:

    There goes the perfect game.

  96. Xstar7 says:

    Teixeira makes that play.

  97. Hummingbird S. says:

    Tex would have made that play..

  98. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    I don’t know why, but I don’t see Cano as the type of guy whose swing will be messed up by the home run derby. Even when he’s slumping it doesn’t seem like his swing’s the problem (it tends to be pitch selection.)

  99. Karl Krawfid says:

    Jon Lester. 4 perfect innings. Leaves the game between innings.

  100. Cy Pettitte says:

    “Jon Lester was taken out of the game after 4 no-hit innings. No word on what the injury is.”

    oh lawd Boston is done for.

  101. Greg says:

    Because he’s a machine Mike.

  102. Karl Krawfid says:


  103. Pat D says:

    Curtis FTW!!!!!

  104. Cy Pettitte says:


  105. Esteban says:

    Holy shit, this guy’s good.

  106. Xstar7 says:

    Holy Shit! The Grandyman loves Cleveland!

  107. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    yea Grandy!!! he’s on fire!

  108. Greg says:

    The Grandyman!

  109. Mike Axisa says:

    Don’t be so MEAN Curtis.

  110. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Hey Detroit, how’re Austin Jackson and Phil Coke working out for you?

  111. CBean says:

    i <3 C-Grand!

  112. Esteban says:

    Aaaaand, that’s one big reason why Teix’s BABIP is so low.

  113. Xstar7 says:

    I loved that audible “FUCK!” from A-Rod after that groundout.

  114. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:


  115. Cy Pettitte says:

    OrLOLndo Cabrerra

  116. Esteban says:

    Mariano Rivera
    Chipper Jones

  117. Xstar7 says:

    They gave Cano a “double” on that play. Revenge is sweet.

  118. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Thoughts on the trivia question?

    Off the top of my head I’m thinking Rivera, A-Rod, Chipper Jones, and Jim Thome. Dunno who the 5th would be…maybe Todd Helton?

  119. wow says:

    the 2-1 pitch was a BS call by the ump.

  120. Mickey Scheister says:

    This fucken strike zone, that second to last pitch to Posada looked a foot outside, maybe it’s the camera angle. The umps wanted shorter games? Call more strikes…its a conspiracy!

  121. Duffy says:

    Lester left his start in the 4th with an injury. Yay!

    • AaronGuielWithASmile says:

      And for the 93rd consecutive season, Boston is the only team in the MLB to suffer any injuries. Hopefully that gritty little band of heroes can defy fate and win a title for America.

      For MLB Network,
      I’m Peter Gammons

  122. Pat D says:

    It is kind of funny how ARod, Jeter and Mo are the elder statesmen of this year’s ASG.

    And that Chipper has only been there 7 times. Seems like a low number for him, especially when you see that Michael Young has also been there 7 times.

  123. Frigidevil says:

    Might get a ‘peek’ at Katy Perry? That’s some poor word choice John.

  124. Cy Pettitte says:

    don’t be so mean CC

  125. NHYankeesFan says:

    CC is making these lefties look horrible

  126. Greg says:

    MIchael, A child doesnt care about that

  127. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Really, Kay’s worried about how to explain CC not being an all-star to a 4 year old?

    How many more innings do we have left??

  128. Karl Krawfid says:

    Nunez grabs that and throws it over Posada’s head.

  129. Xstar7 says:

    CC is toying with them.

  130. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    God I hate that drum…

  131. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    David Cone’s mom is awesome

  132. Greg says:

    Coney’s mom calling out Kay LOL

  133. Pat D says:

    Cone’s mom laying the smack down.

  134. Cy Pettitte says:

    slider is disgusting today

  135. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    CC didn’t even break a sweat…

  136. Monteroisdinero says:

    CC not giving up a run tonight. He is throwin’ gas.

  137. Xstar7 says:

    Do I even want to know why Red Sox fans call Pedroia “laser show”?

  138. Pat D says:

    I think that Brett Gardner is officially Cord Phelps’ nemesis.

  139. Monteroisdinero says:

    Love watching gardy running with his head down.

  140. Monteroisdinero says:

    Time for the hit and run.

  141. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Brett the Jet

  142. Monteroisdinero says:

    Gardy gettin’ it done.

  143. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Uhh what was Gardner doing there?

    Tag up son!

  144. Monteroisdinero says:

    And then the emptiness between the ears of Gardner….

  145. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Oh hush Gardner. Just because you lack aggressiveness in your play doesn’t mean there won’t be a 90+ stolen base season. Crawford or Ellsbury could very well post an abberation like that.

  146. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Grandy didn’t miss his 3rd homer by much on that 3-1 fastball

  147. NHYankeesFan says:

    Dammit Granderson! How could you not get 3 homeruns in this game yet

  148. Cy Pettitte says:



  149. Greg says:

    Oh come on CC

  150. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    CC is just messing with us

  151. first time lawng time says:

    Lol I see what you guys mean about Gammmons loving Boston.


    After the throw to nail Hunter, he was disappointed he didn’t get asked about the play.

    Oh my God. If Arod ever said something like that, he’d be an attention seeking fraud.

    So dumb.

    • MannyGeee says:

      It took his third trade to get him to Fenway Park, where in the seven years of his contract, healthy, he could easily hit more than 200 homers, knock in 800-something runs and approach a steady .950-1.000 OPS level.

      and heal cancer kids and cure AIDS babys and find a cure for Hep-C. wow, what a literary blowjob Gammons can dole out when he’s really worked up…

  152. MannyGeee says:

    wow. CC letting the easy ones go unscathed.

  153. Buster Keaton says:

    I look like David Cone. His mom agrees.

  154. Esteban says:

    Yay for LHBs

  155. Ivan says:

    This is Randy Johnsonesque dominants against these left hitters.

  156. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    CC is just absolutely filthy.

  157. Cy Pettitte says:

    fucking filthy, no runs for you.

  158. bill says:

    but not an all star…

  159. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    CC = Nasty

  160. Xstar7 says:

    CC is a tank. The Cleveland Indians are only soldiers. And he’s ripping their arms off.

  161. tom says:

    It’s like CC was getting bored out there, and put the first two guys on to motivate himself.

  162. Cy Pettitte says:

    Olney: “The Red Sox just announced that Jon Lester left the game with a left lat strain.”

    that bad?

  163. Cy Pettitte says:

    Teix going the other way as a lefty? madness.

  164. Rob says:

    why can’t he do that more?

  165. Greg says:

    He needs to do that more

  166. MannyGeee says:

    Lester has a tweaked left lat muscle, per WCBS. Suzy Waldman kept saying ‘tweaked’… she was rather impressed with herself.

  167. CMP says:

    Mike should be part of the RAB commercial wearing a Chicks dig Large sample size T-shirt.

  168. Greg says:

    Cone, that was what I was thinking!

  169. Esteban says:

    Hey the old men looked good on that play.

  170. Pat D says:

    Wow, that was vintage.

  171. Cy Pettitte says:

    I didn’t think Jeter had a chance to get to that, lol.

  172. Greg says:

    Nunez would have thrown that to Cincinnati

  173. Xstar7 says:

    Who says Jeter doesn’t have range?

  174. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Wow nice range by Jeter

  175. first time lawng time says:

    Now all we need is for Gonzalez to get injured and the Red Sox are in business.

  176. mbonzo says:

    Is it me, or has Kay become unbearable to listen to. Cone should duct tape his mouth, and proceed to discuss sabermetrics the rest of the game. This is how you torture Michael Kay.

  177. Mickey Scheister says:

    What happened to the Granderson troll, the dude that wouldn’t shut up about how awful he was gonna be this year, a .200 average by now with 2-3 jacks…I miss him.

  178. CMP says:

    Josh Judy must have gotten his ass kicked growing up with that name.

  179. Greg says:

    Ouch Coney

  180. Cy Pettitte says:

    lol what the fuck posada?

  181. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Oh, Jorge

  182. Esteban says:

    Oh Jorge, you’re so bad at running the bases.

  183. CMP says:

    Holy shit Posada sucks on the bases.

  184. CBean says:

    Jorgie, why so bad on the bases?

  185. Rob says:

    seriously, is there a worse baserunner in all of baseball? at least he is hitting now

  186. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    How is it possible to be a major leaguer for 17 seasons, and still do shit like that?

  187. pete says:

    Anybody know what that fake Mark Teixeira twitter account was? (the one with all the really bland tweets)

    I could be remembering wrong, but I think that was it.

  188. 1978yank says:

    Posada seems to screw up on the bases alot this year!

  189. nsalem says:

    are we better off with Posada on second or Gardner on first with one out?

  190. Pat D says:

    Jorge Posada is…The Worst Baserunner in Baseball History.

    “I don’t always get tagged out. But when I do, I prefer to make myself look completely fucking stupid.”

  191. Cy Pettitte says:

    BG stat padding. Learning from the best (ARod)

  192. 1978yank says:

    Gardner finally seems to be comfortable stealing

  193. Monteroisdinero says:

    17/21 for gardy as he outruns the bezball.

  194. Xstar7 says:

    Too close to call

  195. Xstar7 says:

    Were they really just chanting “Jeter sucks”?

    Stay classy Indians fans.

  196. 1978yank says:

    ya knew jeter was grounding out

  197. Pat D says:

    Revoke Joyce’s All-Star status.

  198. Monteroisdinero says:

    how’s that “legend of Sam Fuld” script going?

  199. Kevin G. says:

    Do you guys think Mike Adams will be a closer by the end of the year?

  200. CMP says:

    Nice play by Swisher but he’s got an arm like a bitch.

  201. Monteroisdinero says:

    Ok-if Grandy hit 45-50 HR’s, is he still a #2 batter?

  202. CUYanks says:

    The strikeout switch has turned on for CC in the last 3 starts.

  203. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Huh, and all this time I thought the Mendoza Line referred to the amount of times per game that Michael Kay reminds us that Ramiro Mendoza was really the key to the dynasty Yankees bullpen.

    • Pat D says:

      There are not many who can record both a shutout and a save in the same season.

      In the era of 5 man rotations and 6 to 7 man bullpens, that is.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile says:

      That of course is not to be confused with the Homer Bush Line, which signifies whether or not a pinch runner steals more than 6 bases (and is therefore the key to a championship)

  204. MannyGeee says:

    soooo 1300 people showed up to see the Best Team in the History of Foreverdom in Sports play in Cleveland.

    The official PA announcement for tonights game? 30,100

    In closing, go fuck yourself Boston.

  205. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    CC is FILTHY

  206. Ivan says:

    Not fair, just not fair.

  207. Cy Pettitte says:

    let’s say CC is at 115 after 8, think Joe let’s him go for the CGSO?

  208. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    CC = Cruise Control

    With 100 pitches, should he get the 8th?

  209. iloveyoubartolo says:


  210. YanksFan in MA says:

    CC is having the best stretch in his Yankees career lately. Strikeouts are way up and his stuff looks the best it ever has. It has been a pleasure to watch.

  211. Monteroisdinero says:

    only first pitch fb’s (guessing right) are getting hit off CC tonight. They can’t touch him otherwise.

  212. boogie down says:

    Sabathia’s going to win the Cy Young Award. You heard it here (probably not) first.

  213. Xstar7 says:

    Grandy is unstoppable

  214. BigTimeBartolo says:

    CC is going strikeout crazy

  215. Esteban says:

    Granderson at .279/.371/.599. So good. A fucking tank.

  216. OldYanksFan says:

    A tad off topic, but doeds anyone else think it’s insane… INSANE!!!! to let Robbie miss a needed 3 days of rest to hit in the HR Derby? How many players has it fucked up? It’s one thing to want to play in the ASG… I get that. But the freaking HR Derby… for 2nd basemen????!!!!????

  217. 1978yank says:

    The grandy man can!

  218. SDM says:

    And this man ladies and gentleman is not on the 2011 All-Star roster.

    Its MADNESS!!!

  219. Pat D says:

    Well, Joey Bats and Paps made it interesting.

    But Encarnacion gets nailed at the plate to end the game.

  220. Esteban says:

    From June 12 (June 11th was hit last HR) until today, ARod hit .338/.400/.437. Definitely not enough power, but he’s been far from a liability in that stretch.

  221. Pat D says:

    Oh, holy fucking shit, Encarnacion was FUCKING SAFE!!!!

    • mbonzo says:

      NESN was screaming how out he was, and it was obvious he was safe in real time. Even on the replay the announcers refused to call him safe. What a bullshit game. Guess a replay would have taken too long there.

      • Pat D says:

        I thought I heard Remy say he “might have been” safe.

        In real time, I didn’t think Varitek ever tagged him. With how badly the throw beat him, no way he was going to be called safe. Varitek had the plate blocked perfectly.

        FWIW, the guy on MLBN started shouting right away on the first replay that he was safe.

        • mbonzo says:

          After about 10 replays and Remy saying no doubt he was out, he finally said, he might have been safe but his right foot went over the bag. Just a terrible call and stubborn announcing.

  222. mbonzo says:

    Ump blew the call in the Red Sox game, Blue Jays should have won that.

    • YanksFan in MA says:

      Just watched it on slow mo about 5 times. No question he was safe. Then Remy after the benefit of replay showing him obviously safe says his right leg went over the plate. Give me a break. Ump is standing 1 ft away and blows the call.

  223. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Ribbie for Robbie

  224. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Cano’s quietly swinging the bat very, very well recently.

  225. BigTimeBartolo says:

    Robbie is on fire too

  226. Cy Pettitte says:

    wow they are mashing Durbin (as expected I guess.)

  227. Ivan says:

    LOL @ Cone saying “Yankees padding their stats”

  228. MannyGeee says:

    8 run lead, do you pitch Pendleton, knowing he’s outta here in the AM?

  229. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Chad Durbin’s one of those guys that you have to wonder how he’s got a job in the majors.

    I mean, every team in baseball has someone in triple-A who can do better than this guy, right?

  230. Greg says:

    Red Sox game is of no consequence right now.

    • Sheepmeister says:

      but aren’t you worried that this win will give them the momentum to win every game left in the season.

    • Xstar7 says:

      It’s still bullshit though.

    • CUYanks says:

      I can’t see how this is an accurate statement. But I do agree that the Yankees game is by far the most important game to the Yankees’ season.

      • Greg says:

        We control our own destiny right now. If we were behind the Red Sox, it would matter alot

        • CUYanks says:

          Fair enough, though I mean “control our own destiny” basically says we know we’ll make the playoffs if we win every game. It’s probably unlikely we’ll do that, so it wouldn’t be too bad if the teams behind us lost a few here and there as well.

  231. Xstar7 says:

    Two words: ROBOT UMPIRES

    • mbonzo says:

      Coming back from a Yankee game Francesa was talking about robot umps and how if they allow replay robots will start playing the game. My friend called up and started talking about how if they allowed replay it would be the beginning of the Matrix or the Terminator. Could not stop laughing.

  232. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    I wonder when Kevin Long is gonna get a chance to be a manager

    • Pat D says:

      I don’t see too many hitting coaches become managers, really.

      Clint Hurdle took a team to the World Series and is doing good things with Pittsburgh.

      But on the other hand you have Don Baylor who never had success as a manager.

  233. Monteroisdinero says:

    DICKERSON time.

  234. Pat D says:

    Yikes, Swish. That’s gonna cost you in WAR.

  235. BigTimeBartolo says:

    Uh oh…Ramiro is in the game, what will he do now?

  236. mbonzo says:

    Lonnie Chisenhall = really good.

  237. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Hahahaha Swisher took a Hideki Matsui route to that ball

  238. Karl Krawfid says:

    Should we get Mo up now.

  239. Greg says:

    First sight it looked like he was out. It looked like he spun around the bag

    • mbonzo says:

      His left leg was blocked but his right leg spun around Varitek before Varitek got the tag down. Ump missed the right leg.

  240. Rob says:

    bring up montero

  241. Monteroisdinero says:

    Did everybody text Jeter over Grandy and CC for player of the game?


  242. Jorge says:


  243. Monteroisdinero says:

    Jeter can catch up to Shield’s changeup.

  244. Xstar7 says:

    Is it time for The Experience yet?

  245. CMP says:

    Is Kay fucking kidding. Jeter is lucky if he gets 4 hits in a week let alone in 1 game.

  246. Greg says:

    Can we find a good long man anywhere>?

  247. CBean says:

    Come on, Pants, don’t you want to go to Scranton?

  248. Cy Pettitte says:

    enjoy your bus ride tomorrow, Pants

  249. Monteroisdinero says:

    No shutout tonight. Lance on that midnight flight to Scranton.

  250. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    I can haz The Experience?

  251. Xstar7 says:

    Pants is going to ruin the shutout.

  252. Hall and Nokes says:

    Even the guys on espn said that encarnacion was safe

  253. tom says:

    Yo, Pendleton — you’re delaying the post-game meal.

  254. first time lawng time says:

    CC Safatass pitched a nice game.

    I hope the scrubs don’t blow the shutout.

  255. Cy Pettitte says:

    there goes the shutout, fucking Pants.

  256. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    God dammit Pants. I wanted a shutout.

  257. CBean says:

    Posada threatened to take him over his knee and spank him if he didn’t throw strikes.

  258. Monteroisdinero says:

    Kay’s call of hit 3000:

    Derek Jeter has DONE it! A 3 bouncer ripped in front of Longoria who was unable to barehand it!

  259. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Cleveland fans are board

  260. Pants Lendleton says:

    His marginal trade value is going down by the minute.

  261. mbonzo says:

    Any reason why Montero didn’t play tonight?

  262. Hall and Nokes says:

    That guy face planting in the aisle is one of the four worst things I’ve ever seen.

  263. Stratman9652 says:

    Lonnie Chisenhall sounds like a ball player from the 20′s.

  264. jon says:

    12 game winner with an era under 3

    Not an allstar

  265. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    If this isn’t a case for robot umps I don’t know what is…


  266. first time lawng time says:


    Jeter was 2-6. That means he went 2-2 and 0-4 in the same night.

    • Cris Pengiuci says:

      Or, he hit .333 for the game (SSS, I know). Or he had as many hits this game as any Yankee not named Granderson (and 2 RBIs). I don’t get the Jeter hate. If he does well, he helps the team. Isn’t that what we all want, the team winning games? I know it’s what I want.

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