Game 84: Big Stoppa

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Eric Chavez suffers (another) setback
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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.

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  • Rainbow Connection

    Jeter + Cervelli = Shit lineup

    • Guest

      …or one of the top two lineups in baseball.

      The other seven guys are pretty good at hitting.

      • Rainbow Connection

        You’re a literal fool. Jesus christ. I wish Casey Anthony was your mother.

        • Guest

          If I missed your snark, I apologize.

          Your response seems…a bit over the top, given the circumstances.

        • Pat D

          That got out of hand fast.

          • Guest

            Brick killed a guy.

            • Pat D

              You may want to find a relative or a safehouse in the area. Lay low for a while, because you’re probably wanted for murder.

        • Jimmy McNulty

          Pretty good insult, you’ll only be able to use that one for a little bit longer so you may as well get it out of your system.

        • first time lawng time

          That was unnecessary and a bit over the top.

    • 7commerce

      Bad call, Rainbow…

  • Jonathan Harker

    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

      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

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

        • Greg

          Well it comes down to YCPB and the fact that stranger things have happened.

    • Rainbow Connection

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

      • Esteban

        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.

  • Pat D

    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.

  • Mark

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

    /pessimism’d

    • Jimmy McNulty

      And the stupid “smart fans” will still get mad.

      • first time lawng time

        Ehhh I’d get mad about that, too.

        • Jimmy McNulty

          At the loss yeah, but I hate when people get mad at a guy who fails in the “clutch” yet good in the first six or seven innings.

          • first time lawng time

            Understandable.

            • Mark

              Scarily correct so far!!

  • Pat D

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

    Hmmm.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    YAY!!! CONEY!!!

  • karel capek

    David Cone still looks like Buster Keaton.

  • first time lawng time

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

  • Greg

    Excellent Changeup! Uh oh

    • Greg

      Being sarcastic.

      • first time lawng time

        Well, most players in baseball have trouble hitting changeups, so “uh oh” is understandable.

  • Jonathan Harker

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

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      NESN can have him

      • Pat D

        I think he had been with SNY?

    • Brad

      Agree with you 1000%.

  • Jonathan Harker

    5 away!

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

    Wow, same as yesterday.

  • Mike HC

    5 to go

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Jeterian hit.

  • Pat D

    Yea, that’s a hit.

  • Cy Pettitte

    #2,995 wooo

  • Brad

    Hardest hit ball I’ve ever seen.

    • Mike c

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

      • first time lawng time

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

        • Jimmy McNulty

          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

            Oh okay.

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

            • Jimmy McNulty

              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

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

                Now, though, not so much.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Oh look, a changeup

  • first time lawng time

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

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Facing the guy he was traded for.

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

      And strikes him out on 3 pitches.

  • Ivan

    No chance!!!!

  • Ivan

    easy inning.

  • Pat D

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

    DH in both leagues.

    That is all.

    • Cy Pettitte

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

      • Pat D

        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

      But that takes away the strategy?

      /Cohen and Hernandez’d

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

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

      • Pat D

        Oh, yea, that’s a good one.

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

        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

          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

      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.

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

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

    • Pat D

      Yep. At least the AL final vote isn’t as embarrassing as the NL final vote.

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

        Yeah. Poor Andrew McCutchen.

        • Cy Pettitte

          him not being on there allowed me to vote for IPK without feeling bad.

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

            This.

            • Pat D

              IPK is the only guy I could vote for on that list.

              I mean, I hate the Phillies, so this can sound biased, but, even though Victorino is having a good year, how do you justify putting him on the ballot ahead of McCutchen?

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

                You can’t. It’s all about popularity.

                • Pat D

                  For the ballot itself? Then how the hell did Gordon, Jones and Zobrist end up on that list? I really want to know how they determine the last 5 candidates.

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

                    I want to know WHO decided the last 5 candidates.

                    Cocaine is a hell of a drug.

                    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

                      We know it wasn’t from ESPN. Otherwise the choices would be Lackey, Varitek, Scutaro, Jenks, and Lowrie.

                    • Pat D

                      This is what I’m saying!

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

                      Then I agree with you. It’s batshit insane.

  • first time lawng time

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

  • Ivan

    I thought that strike look borderline.

  • Esteban

    I dunno about that 3-0

  • Greg

    Mercy strike

  • Cy Pettitte

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

    cervelli with bases loaded = money

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Cervelli and Jeter with the bases loaded. Hmmm…

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

    Cervelli with the bases loaded? Should be fun!

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

    Dear Frankie,

    Do NOT swing at the first pitch.

    Love,
    Mike

    • Esteban

      He really really wanted to.

    • MannyGeee

      probably send this same note to Jeter… but you know.

      3kDJ and all

  • Jonathan Harker

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

  • first time lawng time

    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.

    • Pat D

      Yea actually read an article from The King of the Gloom-baggers?

      You have a high tolerance for pain.

  • CBean

    Time for some fist pump magic!

    • CBean

      or bad fielding magic. whatever. I’ll take it.

  • Greg

    Saved by the other catcher

  • Esteban

    Cervelli gets the job done again!!!

    haha.

  • Pat D

    Lucky break.

  • Ivan

    Thank you Santana.

  • Cy Pettitte

    lol Indians, way to botch the tailor made double play

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    They must’ve been distracted by the fistpumps

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

    Yankees caught a break there.

  • Ivan

    Jeter hit a homer!!!

    • Ivan

      A double is good.

    • Pat D

      A bit premature, eh?

    • mike c

      typical jeter, his homers are actually doubles. the smart fans disapprove

  • Cy Pettitte

    JETER!!! the power!!

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

    Jetes!

  • CBean

    CAPTAINY!

  • Karl Krawfid

    Jeter!!!!!

  • Greg

    EL CAPITAN

  • Esteban

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

    • Pat D

      He’s still a dick.

      /Harry Doyle’d

  • Jonathan Harker

    Jeter with an XBH! YCPB!!!!!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Jeter!!! hit it out of the infield!

  • Esteban

    Good thing Santana can’t scoop like Teix.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

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

    This should be more than enough for CC.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Grandy!!!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    GRANDYMAN!!!!!!! oh yea

  • Ivan

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

    Make it 5-0.

  • Greg

    The Grandyman

  • Jonathan Harker

    She’s gone!

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

    And boom goes the Granderson.

    • Pat D

      Grandy is dyn-o-mite!

  • CBean

    I’m loving this inning!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    GRANDY!!

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Also lol the fan deflected it to an Indian fan

  • Esteban

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

  • karel capek

    Buster Keaton hit a HR.

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

    The Grandy MAN!

  • Chey K

    Thanks for the candy Grandy!

  • Eirias

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

  • Esteban

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

    • first time lawng time

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

      /last night’d

  • James A

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

  • Greg

    They are teeing off on him now.

  • Oliver

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

    • Esteban

      Someone’s trolling.

    • Pat D

      He is such a happy looking fellow.

  • mt

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

    • 28 this year

      the difference between good defense and bad defense.

      SSS, not really, just a poor job scooping it. bad luck

    • Pat D

      Indeed.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Revenge for the popup not getting caught yesterday

  • mike c

    time to fatten up those stats

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Pat D

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

  • Ivan

    Doesnt Tex go to 3rd?

  • Esteban

    UGHH. I wanted more.

    (TWSS)

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

    I liked that half inning.

  • CBean

    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.

  • mike c

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

    • Greg

      I think there was one out,so no runs would have scored.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat
  • Sheepmeister

    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?

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

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

      • Pat D

        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.

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

          And Bartolo played for the Red Sox and Angels which is unforgiveable.

          It’s science.

  • first time lawng time

    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.

  • Monteroisdinero

    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….

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    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.

  • el gato

    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

      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.

      • MannyGeee

        my face takes offense

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Yeah, CC’s not gonna let Carrasco rest.

  • Pat D

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

    OMG, he just said “hooey.”

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      David Cone would have said a different word than “hooey”

  • Cy Pettitte

    hip hip

    so nice not having to hate him anymore

    • first time lawng time

      How could you hate Jorge? He’s such a good guy.

      • Esteban

        He fits your standards of cuteness to like a player?

        • first time lawng time

          Of course!

          • MannyGeee

            funny, I always assumed Jorge was a dick.

  • Greg

    He rolled his ankle.

  • Pat D

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

  • Cy Pettitte

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

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      He needs to learn to not mess with the Gritster

    • Pat D

      Hal McRae vs. Willie Randolph in Game 2 of the 1977 ALCS.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Pitch was outside

  • Esteban

    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

      Where did this come from?

      • Esteban

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

        • Pat D

          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

      Who the hell would say Jeter is not a HOFer?

      Does Joel Sherman get a vote?

      How bout Shaughnessy?

      • Esteban

        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

          Peter Gammons

          • Pat D

            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.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Teix gets that and keeps the no hitter intact

  • Pat D

    There goes the perfect game.

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

    Teixeira makes that play.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Tex would have made that play..

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    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.)

    • Greg

      And for all the Bobby Abreu’s and David Wright’s, there is David Ortiz and Josh Hamilton

  • Karl Krawfid

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

  • Cy Pettitte

    “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.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      Now they only have 5 aces, the season’s over!

    • Greg

      Its a blister according to reports.

      • Greg

        And before anybody says anything, I Wasnt paying attention to the Red Sox game before this.

        • first time lawng time

          It doesn’t matter if you were. I was checking periodically the score.

          Honestly, I don’t find anything wrong with paying attention to Boston. It’s not a big deal if you do it.

          • MannyGeee

            for what its worth, Sterling announced it. but still you can watch the Sox game too if you really want…

            no big deal…

            seriously, its cool…

            • first time lawng time

              I’m not watching…Just checking the score

      • Dino Velvet

        what reports? I’m watching the game and the broadcasters have no news and Francona looks stricken.

        • Pat D

          That’s basically the status quo.

          • AaronGuielWithASmile

            Nah, the status quo is Francoma looking bored

            • Dave the Ox

              “Seems like the Yankees always take care of all the All-Star voting every year, so it’s just disappointing to not see more Red Sox on that team,” Boston ace Jon Lester said to Providence Eyewitness News.

              All class.

              • MannyGeee

                hanging with Youk, Beckett and Pedroia is really rubbing off. What a little fucktard.

  • Greg

    Because he’s a machine Mike.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Grandy!!!!!

  • Pat D

    Curtis FTW!!!!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    GRANDYMAN!!!!! ON FIYAH

  • Esteban

    Holy shit, this guy’s good.

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

    Holy Shit! The Grandyman loves Cleveland!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    yea Grandy!!! he’s on fire!

  • Greg

    The Grandyman!

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

    Don’t be so MEAN Curtis.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

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

    • Esteban

      Phil Coke was recently dropped from the rotation, right?

    • jon

      ajax and coke WAR 2.0

      grandy man WAR 4.6

      • jon

        take it a step further

        ajax coke AND ipk WAR 4.3

  • CBean

    i <3 C-Grand!

  • Esteban

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

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

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

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Castillo-esque

  • Cy Pettitte

    OrLOLndo Cabrerra

  • Esteban

    Jeter
    ARod
    Mariano Rivera
    Chipper Jones

    • Pat D

      Not Jeter.

      Thome and IRod.

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

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

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    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?

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Jeter

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      Jeter would be the 5th. Duh.

      • James A

        Jeter didn’t make the team that year, it was pudge rodriguez

      • Pat D

        Nope, IRod.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      Haha, I would’ve guessed Pudge but frankly I forgot he was still in the MLB

  • wow

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

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

      Carrasco has been getting a lot of BS calls. And has still thrown 93 pitches through 4 innings.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        That makes the offense that much more impressive

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

          Yeah, and to think it all started with a botched tailor-made double play.

  • Mickey Scheister

    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!

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Christian_Duffy Duffy

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

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      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

      • Pat D

        For America!

        The Red Sox are, after all, America’s team, according to Stephen King.

  • Pat D

    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.

  • Frigidevil

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

  • Cy Pettitte

    don’t be so mean CC

  • NHYankeesFan

    CC is making these lefties look horrible

  • Greg

    MIchael, A child doesnt care about that

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    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??

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      Coney’s mom agrees

  • Karl Krawfid

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

    • Cy Pettitte

      Nunez is just a generous guy, he’s always trying to give out souvenirs

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

    CC is toying with them.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    God I hate that drum…

    • first time lawng time

      I think it’s catchy.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        It’s annoying. It also seems like it would distract the hiter.

    • Greg

      It makes them happy…

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    David Cone’s mom is awesome

  • Greg

    Coney’s mom calling out Kay LOL

  • Pat D

    Cone’s mom laying the smack down.

    • Monteroisdinero

      Even Cone’s mom can’t stand Kay. Great trick by Coney!

      • first time lawng time

        What happened? I missed it.

  • Cy Pettitte

    slider is disgusting today

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    CC didn’t even break a sweat…

  • Monteroisdinero

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

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

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

    • Cy Pettitte

      he ‘s been getting a lot of laser hair restoration treatment?

    • Pat D

      I think he gave the name to himself.

      Which, surprisingly enough, only ranks as the 37th biggest reason why he’s a total fucking douchebag asshole.

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

          nothing douchier than giving YOURSELF a nickname.

          what an asshole.

      • first time lawng time

        Haha what are the other 36?

        If anyone on the Yankees referred to himself as a laser show, everyone would make a huge ordeal of it.

        Something a Mets fan would say if that happened: “The Yankees and their 200 million dollar payroll can afford laser beans. Figures.” Or something dumb like that.

    • MannyGeee

      alot of hair removal…

      for real, bikini line is as smooth as a baby’s cheek.

      -Terry Francona

  • Pat D

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

  • Monteroisdinero

    Love watching gardy running with his head down.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Time for the hit and run.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      I think they tried to, but Herrman couldn’t find the plate.

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

    Brett the Jet

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Good call

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Brett the Jet

  • Monteroisdinero

    Gardy gettin’ it done.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Uhh what was Gardner doing there?

    Tag up son!

  • Monteroisdinero

    And then the emptiness between the ears of Gardner….

  • JobaWockeeZ

    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.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      C’mon CC, don’t give them any life.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

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

  • NHYankeesFan

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

  • Cy Pettitte

    Granderslump

    /s

  • Greg

    Oh come on CC

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    CC is just messing with us

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      See?

  • first time lawng time

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

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/articl.....d=19365974

    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

      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…

  • MannyGeee

    wow. CC letting the easy ones go unscathed.

  • Buster Keaton

    I look like David Cone. His mom agrees.

  • Esteban

    Yay for LHBs

  • Ivan

    This is Randy Johnsonesque dominants against these left hitters.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    CC is just absolutely filthy.

  • Cy Pettitte

    fucking filthy, no runs for you.

  • bill

    but not an all star…

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    CC = Nasty

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

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

    • Esteban

      And the heat of the summer is waking up the old men.

    • MannyGeee

      Hes like Giambi with a better arm…

    • Pat D

      I think he’s Megatron, actually.

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

        Curtis Granderson already earned that title when he hit his second home run.

        • Pat D

          CC is Shockwave? Galvatron?

          Oooh, no, he’s UNICRON!!

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

            Optimus Prime?

  • tom

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

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Oh CC.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

    that bad?

    • mbonzo

      They have 4 more aces. No big deal.

      • Cy Pettitte

        Beckett, Lackey, Miller, Wakefield, Millwood

        rotation of doom.

        • first time lawng time

          If that’s now their legit rotation for however long their injuries will last,

          I think the Yankees have the better team on paper.

    • CMP

      Hopefully it’s fatal.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      It ‘aint good.

      It’s better than a rotator cuff problem, but not what you want to hear about your lefthanded ace.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Doug Davis is available.

      • MannyGeee

        good thing they signed Millwood.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Teix going the other way as a lefty? madness.

  • Rob

    why can’t he do that more?

  • Greg

    He needs to do that more

  • MannyGeee

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

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      Wasn’t Feliciano initially diagnosed with a lat strain also?

      Just sayin’

    • first time lawng time

      And cue the sympathy articles for the Red Sox from ESPN…

      • MannyGeee

        Title should read something like ‘Sox Will Have To Dig Deep Again To Overcome Injuries’

        gag

        • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

          Kevin Millwood to the rescue!

      • AaronGuielWithASmile

        Little known fact: since 1918, the Red Sox are the only baseball team to suffer an injury.

  • CMP

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

    • MannyGeee

      I would KILL for that T-Shirt. well played, Mauer

      • CMP

        No need to kill. $17 will suffice in the RAB store.

        • Esteban

          Woops, too late.

        • MannyGeee

          yeah… but $17 is so steep…

          murder seems like the obvious choice here. plus you can beat that rap apparantly.

          Casey Anthony approves this message

  • Greg

    Cone, that was what I was thinking!

  • Esteban

    Hey the old men looked good on that play.

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

      It’s the warm weather, I’m tellin’ ya.

  • Pat D

    Wow, that was vintage.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Greg

    Nunez would have thrown that to Cincinnati

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

    Who says Jeter doesn’t have range?

    • MannyGeee

      ‘smart’ fans?

      wait, is that how we play this game? I’m so confused.

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

        I don’t really know what that “smart fans” thing is about.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Wow nice range by Jeter

  • first time lawng time

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

  • mbonzo

    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.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      False. You torture Michael Kay by endlessly discussing “baseball etiquette” while spoon-feeding him ketchup and mustard.

      Over the course of an unmanageable 4 hour game, of course.

    • Pat D

      Comes and goes.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      As to your question, I only find Kay unbearable when they put him in the booth alone with Flash.

    • CMP

      If you think Kay is bad, listen to a few minutes of the Stephen A Smith show. Everything conversation ends up about racism.

      • AaronGuielWithASmile

        It doesn’t count as a conversation if every word is screamed

        • CMP

          I can’t understand why ESPN brought him back after they fired him the first time around.

  • Mickey Scheister

    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.

    • Esteban

      Like most trolls, bridge jumpers, and doomsayers, they disappear when the Yankees are playing well. After all, what’s the point of commenting if you’re not complaining about something?

      • Rainbow Connection

        They disappear or…get banned.

    • MannyGeee

      he’s now the guy blowing Nunez and Golson every other night (he alternates)

      • Esteban

        Ooooooh, Shotsfired at Monteroisdinero, who I think is around tonight.

        FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT.

        • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

          I thought it was to nunez fan

          • Esteban

            Eh, maybe it’s a combination of both, though I know monteroisdinero realllly likes Golson.

            • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

              Golsonisdinero

              • Monteroisdinero

                I’ll have a Molson4Golson.

        • Monteroisdinero

          I’m a lover not a fighter.

        • MannyGeee

          not meant to throw Barbs, but we do spend an awful lot of time offering lip service to meh-level AAAA players on this site…

          jus sayin

  • CMP

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

    • dkidd

      you know his clubhouse nickname is “judge”

  • Greg

    Ouch Coney

  • Cy Pettitte

    lol what the fuck posada?

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Oh, Jorge

  • Esteban

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

  • CMP

    Holy shit Posada sucks on the bases.

  • CBean

    Jorgie, why so bad on the bases?

  • Rob

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

    • CMP

      I don’t think Stevie Wonder would be a worse baserunner than Posada.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

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

  • pete

    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.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      Nothing will ever be able to top the fake Michael Kay twitter.

      WHO BUT!?

    • Esteban

      That was fake?

    • MannyGeee

      funny, I would assume Tex has nothing to Tweet but overly bland shit about living in Suburban Maryland, that wife of his, the kids scout troop, and whats on his TiVo when he gets back from the road trip…

      #NOTaPartyAnimal

      • CBean

        he lives in CT

    • first time lawng time

      You mean @faketeixeira?

  • 1978yank

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

    • Rob

      in all seriousness, i think i rather have gardner on first with one out instead of posada on second with an out

    • Rainbow Connection

      It’s not his fault. He’s just unhappy.

  • nsalem

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

    • Monteroisdinero

      We are better off with Cervelli not batting.

  • Pat D

    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.”

    • Esteban

      IETC.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      He’s a reverse Cool Papa Bell: he can hit the light switch and make 3 outs on the bases before it gets dark.

    • Ivan

      LMFAOOOO….

    • BigTimeBartolo

      clearly you haven’t seen the Ruben Rivera worst baserunning video…

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZ94rkwdTvQ

  • Cy Pettitte

    BG stat padding. Learning from the best (ARod)

  • 1978yank

    Gardner finally seems to be comfortable stealing

  • Monteroisdinero

    17/21 for gardy as he outruns the bezball.

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

    Too close to call

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

    Were they really just chanting “Jeter sucks”?

    Stay classy Indians fans.

    • Rainbow Connection

      Don’t Yankees fans chant Boston sucks when they won championships in 2004 and 2007?

  • 1978yank

    ya knew jeter was grounding out

  • Pat D

    Revoke Joyce’s All-Star status.

  • Monteroisdinero

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

    • MannyGeee

      holy shit, I’m glad that wet dream is over.

  • Kevin G.

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

    • Pat D

      He’ll be traded somewhere else to set up.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      I’m hoping he’ll be a Yankee

      • JohnnyC

        He’s actually older than Soriano. He’ll turn 33 on the 29th of this month.

  • CMP

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

    • Monteroisdinero

      infielders don’t need a glove to catch Swish’s bounce throws to a base. This would not happen with youknowwhooutthere.

      • MannyGeee

        I see what you did there.

      • CMP

        Montero?

  • Monteroisdinero

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

    • Pat D

      Not sure what your point is.

      • Monteroisdinero

        My point is it is a good problem to have when making out a lineup card in 2012.

        • Pat D

          Yes, I would agree with that.

          I think their current lineup as constructed is the way to go, just swap Jeter and Gardner and insert Montero for Posada.

        • MannyGeee

          OK what would YOU do with him? Displace Cano? Move Tex or A-Rod (more traditional 3 & 4 hitters).

          its literally either 2nd or 6th.

          • Kevin D.

            Gardner
            Swisher
            Cano
            Arod
            Tex
            Grandy
            Montero
            Martin
            Jeter

            No real wrong answer. A lot can change from now until opening day 2012 though.

    • Rainbow Connection

      It would mean he’s on riods, just like Bautista!!!?!!!

  • CUYanks

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

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    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

      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

      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)

      • MannyGeee

        ha, I thought the Homer Bush Line had something to do with personal grooming…

      • Pat D

        Homer was so awesome in 1998.

  • MannyGeee

    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.

    • first time lawng time

      Wait. what?

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    CC is FILTHY

  • Ivan

    Not fair, just not fair.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

    • MannyGeee

      ummm. yikes.

    • CUYanks

      6-0 game, doubtful.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      unfortunately, no. it’ll probably be time for The Experience.

      • MannyGeee

        it just moved… I am that excited.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    CC = Cruise Control

    With 100 pitches, should he get the 8th?

    • MannyGeee

      yes.

    • Monteroisdinero

      Please yes. And give him the 9th too damnit!!!

      • CMP

        I sure Girardi is dying to get Mitre in there so I doubt they let CC pitch a complete game.

  • iloveyoubartolo

    Unfair.

  • YanksFan in MA

    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.

  • Monteroisdinero

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

  • boogie down

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

    • boogie down

      Yes, that means Verlander will fall off. This is based on nothing I’ve seen so far.

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

    Grandy is unstoppable

  • BigTimeBartolo

    CC is going strikeout crazy

  • Esteban

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

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

      Megatron

      • Pat D

        I still say CC is Unicron.

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

          We need to consult special kid about this.

          • Pat D

            Nah, I’m gonna call myself the resident Transformers expert.

  • OldYanksFan

    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????!!!!????

    • MannyGeee

      breathe dude. it’ll be OK

    • Esteban

      I think there’s not much evidence that the HR derby adversely affects hitters. Some do worse after, but is it because the HR derby?

    • CMP

      Yep. I’m sure Papi picked him as an attempt to sabatoge the Yankees.

      • MannyGeee

        DAMN YUUUUUUUUU BOOSTOOOON!!

  • 1978yank

    The grandy man can!

  • SDM

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

    Its MADNESS!!!

  • Pat D

    Well, Joey Bats and Paps made it interesting.

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

  • Esteban

    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.

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

      Yeah, there’s really no need to complain.

  • Pat D

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

    • mbonzo

      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

        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

          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.

  • mbonzo

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

    • YanksFan in MA

      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.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Ribbie for Robbie

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

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

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Robbie is on fire too

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Ivan

    LOL @ Cone saying “Yankees padding their stats”

  • MannyGeee

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

    • jon

      i would give it a 100% chance

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    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?

  • Greg

    Red Sox game is of no consequence right now.

    • Sheepmeister

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

      • Greg

        Not if we win every game left in the season.

        /insanity vs. insanity

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

      It’s still bullshit though.

    • CUYanks

      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

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

        • CUYanks

          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.

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

    Two words: ROBOT UMPIRES

    • mbonzo

      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.

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

        Fatcesa should never be taken seriously. But he gets the best prank calls ever on his show.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

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

    • Pat D

      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.

  • Monteroisdinero

    DICKERSON time.

  • Pat D

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

  • BigTimeBartolo

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

  • mbonzo

    Lonnie Chisenhall = really good.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Hahahaha Swisher took a Hideki Matsui route to that ball

    • Rainbow Connection

      Casey Anthony would have had that.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Should we get Mo up now.

  • Greg

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

    • mbonzo

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

  • Rob

    bring up montero

  • Monteroisdinero

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

    Lol

    • Pat D

      Wait, people actually do that?

  • Jorge

    PANTS!!!!

  • Monteroisdinero

    Jeter can catch up to Shield’s changeup.

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

    Is it time for The Experience yet?

    • jon

      why not ride pants to the ground? hes being demoted tomorrow

    • Pat D

      Just keep Pants in the game.

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

        Awwww, but The Experience is so exiting!

        • Pat D

          He’ll be exiting when Soriano comes back. Presumably.

    • CBean

      apparently nine runs isn’t enough protection to bring in The Experience

  • CMP

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

    • Monteroisdinero

      Kay milking the 3KDJ for all it’s worth. Think he has his “vintage” call for the ages all set to go?

      • CMP

        I’m sure he and sterling have been practicing it for months.

  • Greg

    Can we find a good long man anywhere>?

    • Pat D

      Pendleton is meat. He’s going back to AAA tomorrow.

  • CBean

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

  • Cy Pettitte

    enjoy your bus ride tomorrow, Pants

  • Monteroisdinero

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

    • jon

      flight? his ass can take the bus

    • Pat D

      Cue Gladys and the Pips.

      • Monteroisdinero

        Thanks for bailing me out Mo.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I can haz The Experience?

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

    Pants is going to ruin the shutout.

  • Hall and Nokes

    Even the guys on espn said that encarnacion was safe

  • tom

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

  • first time lawng time

    CC Safatass pitched a nice game.

    I hope the scrubs don’t blow the shutout.

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

      too late

  • Cy Pettitte

    there goes the shutout, fucking Pants.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    God dammit Pants. I wanted a shutout.

    • Ray the Anti-Handle

      At least he got an out?

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        I wanted a SHUTout.

        /nitpicking

  • CBean

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

  • Monteroisdinero

    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!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Cleveland fans are board

    • Pat D

      I know they’re wooden and all, but, really?

  • Pants Lendleton

    His marginal trade value is going down by the minute.

  • mbonzo

    Any reason why Montero didn’t play tonight?

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

      He was too bored

      • mike c

        he has a sore back/side from being bored all the time

  • Hall and Nokes

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

  • Stratman9652

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

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

    About time.

  • jon

    12 game winner with an era under 3

    Not an allstar

    • mbonzo

      Allstar game is a joke.

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

      Ron Washington. Cocaine.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

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

    http://i52.tinypic.com/2ahcg2v.png

  • first time lawng time

    LMAO

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

    • Cris Pengiuci

      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.