Jul
07

Game 86: Bartday!

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(Photo Credit: Flickr user r0sss via Creative Commons license)

It’s my favorite day of the week, Bartday. Bartolo Colon will make his second start off the disabled list, and his first looked like vintage Bart. He was fastball heavy, throwing the two-seamer inside to lefties for called strike threes, getting batters to stare at the four-seamer on the outer half. It’s gorgeous. Here’s the lineup…

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

Bartolo Colon, SP

First pitch is scheduled for a little after 7pm ET and can be seen on YES locally or MLB Network nationally. Enjoy.

Mariano Rivera Update: Mo threw today and felt fine, so he’s available to pitch tonight if needed. He will, however, skip out on the All-Star Game next week.

Categories : Game Threads
  • http://twitter.com/rebeccapbp Squishy Jello Person

    Baaaarrrttt

  • Cy Pettitte

    Big Stoppa jr.

    Z-Mac makes his first start for the Indians tonight.

    • Guns of the Navarone

      Yeah I saw that. I always liked Z-Mac and hoped he would put it together and somehow develop an out pitch. Who knows… if he got called up maybe he did. I just remember he got totally shelled in Triple-A with the Yankees.

  • Avi

    Espn’s Doug Mitler: “The Yankees could be looking to add a reliever with the health of Mariano Rivera in question, and a team such as the Padres could be interested in Montero as part of a deal for Heath Bell.”

    ESPN actually pays this guy for his analysis?

    • Guest

      “Montero as part of a deal for Heath Bell.”

      Sweet merciful crap. My favorite part is “as part of a deal.” As in, the Yanks need to toss in something else.

      This will never happen, but once more and with feeling, sweet merciful crap.

      • Guns of the Navarone

        Crap like this knows no mercy. It is sweet, holy, unmerciful crap.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        They should throw in Romine and Betances. Bell can lock the end of this bullpen down.

        Sincerely,
        Theoretical Mike Francesa

        • Phife Dawg

          Francesa saying that would not surprise me in the least, he was among the first media types arguing for Joba to be in the bullpen.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

            For the record, I’m just goofing, I haven’t listened to Francesa in years.

            It totally sounds like him, though.

          • CS Yankee

            Order of where Joba’s stuff plays out (ranked best to worse);
            1) As a starter
            2) As a late reliever
            3) As a middle reliever
            4) As a DL player
            5) As a driver leaving a strip club

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

              In Joba’s defense*, if you had been to The Foxy Lady, Lincoln, NE’s premier gentlemen’s club**, you’d want to be drunk off your ass as well.

              (*I’m not actually coming to Joba’s defense, I’m just using it to take a dig at Lincoln, NE. Please don’t think I’m actually cool with drinking and driving.)
              (**There’s no such thing as Lincoln, NE’s “premier” anything.)

              • CS Yankee

                Were cool, nothing to see here.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        It could very well end up happening if Randy Levine holds any power.

    • Jorge

      Just like the 24-hour news cycle is full of garbage, the need for 12 ESPNs and 50 different variations on ESPN.com makes for the need for more speculative garbage like this to fill the time.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        If it’s almost a sport, it’s on the Ocho.

    • Thomas Cassidy

      No problem in giving Montero if they give us Bell, Adams, AND Latos. Otherwise, nope.

      • Foghorn Leghorn

        And Casey Kelly, of course!

        • MannyGee

          #theSeventhAce

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    Is it wrong that I get more excited about Bartolo’s starts than CC’s?

    • Jorge

      Bartolo is a genuinely exciting figure out there. Nothing wrong at all. We all laughed at first, but what team wouldn’t love to have this guy right now?

    • CS Yankee

      Only if your eating Captain Crunch during his starts.

    • Guest

      No. CC’s spectacular and the man and all that, but we knew that already. It’s fun to watch him dominate, but we’ve seen that movie before…many times.

      Bartolo, well, there’s just no precedent for this. Everytime he goes out, it’s just undeniably entertaining to watch a pitcher built like an actual baseball throw a baseball so well.

      And he’s 38. And people thought he was done for years. And he’s not doing it with “guts” or “guile” or whatever the hell else the Jamie Moyers of the world use to be adequate when they’re past their prime. He’s doing it with ridiculous, sick-nasty, overpowering stuff.

      It’s almost as if his right arm thinks its attached to a 25 yr old stud prospect that is blowing away the league in his third year rather than a 38 yr old fat dude who would get picked last for a pick up game at the local YMCA.

      Absolutely no shame in being more entertained by that story than by the predictable and therefore somewhat less thrilling awesomeness that is CC.

      • first time lawng time

        While you make excellent points, I’m going to have to say I’m most entertained by The Allan James Burnett.

        Just something about him.

        • MannyGee

          yeah, every start by AJ is an adventure. I am guessing you ride roller coasters too.

          • Dale Mohorcic

            With a 50-50 shot of he next guy to you barfing all over you.

  • Phife Dawg

    Bartday Bartday, gonna get down on Bartday!

    /couldnt’t resist

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    (grunts and Barts)

  • CS Yankee

    I have a feeling Jeter isn’t getting 3K until Saturday when I’m away white-water rafting.

    Price is the best against him (when compared to the other Rays starters), so that’ll be the pitcher that yeilds the hit.

  • BigBlueAL

    Just saw Damon interview with Sweeney Murti on MLB Network. His t-shirt (no sleeves) said on the front “There is no safety’s on these guns” with arrows pointing to his arms. Classic Damon.

    • Cy Pettitte

      I wish he wasn’t so old so he could come back to the Yankees

      • first time lawng time

        I love Johnny. He seemed so nice.

    • Marcus

      Should’ve said: “There’s no spaghetti sauce on these noodles.”

      • MannyGee

        jus buttah, baby!

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    To celebrate Bart’s starts, I eat an entire Thanksgiving dinner with a 20 lb turkey all by myself.

    • Phife Dawg

      They should only sell Bartolo Colon jerseys (if they do sell them) in only one size; XXl. Those things will be flying off the shelves like hotcakes.

  • wow

    Is it too soon to start the “CY Colon” campaign? If so, what am I gonna do with all these custom t-shirts and Pez dispensers?

    • Cy Pettitte

      “come back (player of the year) Colon” campaign would probably have a better chance of success

      • Greg

        That’s a slam dunk in my opinion.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          /Tenet’d

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Cy Lackey

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        Cy DiceK

        • Cy Pettitte

          if a few more Sox pitchers go down it will be Cy Millwood

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

          Cy Millwood

        • Foghorn Leghorn

          Cy Wakefield

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        AL Cy Young: SS Jose Iglesias

      • first time lawng time

        The sad thing is that Beckett might win it.

        • MannyGee

          if it ended tomorrow, you would have to think CC would have it locked. 4.3 WAR through 85 games is No Fucking Joke

  • first time lawng time

    I have a feeling the Arod will finally hit a homerun during this series and Jeter will get his hit tomorrow.

    Also, AJ will get the win on Saturday.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      I hope he gets it on Saturday just because that’s when I predicted it would happen…

    • MannyGee

      bold… AJ should hope for the ND against Price.

      but then again, Try as you might Susyn…

  • Cy Pettitte

    Flash and Kay for a four game set, wonderful.

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

    Oh shit. Kay and Flaherty again?

  • Jonathan Harker

    I thought Kay said on his radio show he wouldn’t be calling the series. Hopefully he’s leaving on his vacation tomorrow.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      He’s not leaving until he’s called DJ3K.

  • first time lawng time

    Yay!!!!!! Flaherty for a 4 game set against the Rays!!! Fun series!

    Although there should be anticipation and history involved. That said, Flaherty sucks.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    so the Rays are “gritty and gutty” and “the little engine that could”

    oh God.

    • first time lawng time

      Lol did they say that on YES?

      At least the Rays are a likeable team (not like the Red Sox).

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        Kay said that. Makes me dread what’s to come with him and Flaharty…

  • Cy Pettitte

    “Colon hasn’t won a game this late in the year since 2005″

    damn.

  • Cy Pettitte

    sweet start.

  • Greg

    Two defensive gaffs on one play.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    “That’s not the way you drew it up if you’re a Yankee fan” -Flaharty

    REALLY????

  • Urban

    Hmmm, a usual out at first base, that then could have been held to a single if he bounces slightly off the wall, is then misplayed into a triple.

    Nice.

  • Greg

    Colon is already pissed at the ump.

  • first time lawng time

    LMAO Ian O’Connor and Wallace Matthews are the worst writers ever. Their articles are such garbage.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      I’m offended by your statement.

      Sincerely,
      Jeff Pearlman

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

    Eek, Colon’s a little wild.

  • Greg

    Well, in fairness Colon was due for a clunker.

    • Greg

      It’s still early though

    • JobaWockeeZ

      That’s not how “being due” works…

  • Urban

    Barolo’s fastball command is off. History says this won’t be pretty unless he can right his ship here quickly.

    • Greg

      that helps.

    • Urban

      righted

  • Cuso

    Dwayne Staats is the worst play-by-play man in the business. It’s not even close.

    think about that when you complain about Kay/Flaherty tonight.

    • Urban

      He used to a straight, play-by-play guy when he was a Yankee radio guy in the early 90s. Has he turned into a real homer, or just needless commentary that doesn’t fit the action?

      • Skye

        Wasn’t he a TV guy then, still? Staats and Kubek on MSG!

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      I disagree. I used to hate Staats, but he’s grown on me.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    BJ Upton with a Kevin Long session could be very interesting.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      BJ Upton with a Kevin Long session as a Washington National could be very interesting.

      Fixed.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Well, that could have been much worse.

  • wow

    bleh.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    At least that was only 1 run

  • first time lawng time

    You can totally tell Flaherty hates Kay.

    Also, does anyone else think the whole “I wasn’t a good player” comments by Flaherty are getting a little old?

    Flaherty also has to analyze everything. I remember one game in which Teixeira was high fiving Cano or whoever it was and Flaherty was actually analyzing the high five. WTF?

  • Greg

    holy crap they got lessons from Dick Ebersol

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    2 away!

  • Greg

    He’s back!

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

    Nice. Only 2 away.

  • Jonathan Harker

    2 away! Jete with the XBH!

  • Guest

    2998

  • Cy Pettitte

    DJ is hitting the ball with authority again. very nice.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Jeeeets.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Is this “BJ Upton is talented” nonsense still going on? The dude is fast, and that’s it. He’s trash and his potential as a ballplayer is way overstated. His brother has all the talent.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      And the basis of this is… what exactly? He’s a bust and therefore had no potential?

      That’s not what scouts have said but okay, ‘trash’ it is.

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        Yes. Trash.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Can I call Phil Hughes trash?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      The dude is fast, and that’s it.

      Freddy Guzman is fast, and that’s it. B.J. Upton is good for at least 2.0 WAR a year, and can (and has) approached 5 WAR.

      You’re underrating him.

  • mbonzo

    Jeter is hitting the ball so much better since he got back.

  • Tom Zig

    Come on Jeter, save #3000 for Sunday

    • Urban

      Is that you, Hank Steinbrenner?

      • Tom Zig

        haha no, but I have tickets for Sunday

  • Justin

    Yay for Tino cheering on Derek

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Derek looking a bit better. Nice.

  • CS Yankee

    Maybe Jeter should have pissed off 15 months ago?

    /reallygladheisdoingwellagain’d

  • Cy Pettitte

    wtf kind of shift is that?

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

    That shift on Teixeira is ridiculous.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I hate Joe Maddon’s shifts

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      TWSS

  • Justin

    My money is on Saturday for 3000. My father has an uncanny knack for being at every Yankee classic moment by chance.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    I’m Joe Maddon and I’m gonna position my players in the 5th row of the upper deck in right field because I’m so innovative and edgy and I take lots of chances. Oh hai ESPN wanna chill tonight?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Heh the hate you have for someone getting praise that isn’t a Yankee is funny.

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        I don’t take issue with non-Yankees getting praise, so I have no idea what you’re talking about.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          If BJ Upton was a Yankee I would bet 60 billion dollars you’d never call him trash.

          • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

            Is tonight the first time you’ve ever read my comments?

            • JobaWockeeZ

              I have a shit memory.

              • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

                lol

    • first time lawng time

      I like Maddon. I wouldn’t mind having him as manager.

  • Guns of the Navarone

    Let’s get that line drive swing on Alex.

  • Urban

    So, seriously, is that the “normal” infield shift against Tex, but in this case it’s in to try and cut down the runner? Or is is something new from Maddon? Probably have to see next time up.

  • first time lawng time

    I really hope Arod keeps the 30 HR 100 RBI streak alive.

    This drought is putting that in jeopardy.

    • Urban

      When he gets “HR Hot” they come quickly.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        ARod is streakier than a drunk Frank the Tank.

    • ItsATarp

      Blame inter-league. Citifield and Wrigley stole homeruns from him

      • Greg

        How could Wrigley steal homers from him?

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          Because sometimes the wind blows in and sometimes it blows out

          • Cuso

            that’s what she…….nevermind

  • Monteroisdinero

    After 5 months of poor contact, Jeets may be back. I have to say it-those hits are the old Jeter. I say he gets it tonight.

    • CS Yankee

      OMG, that must be the closest you have ever come to giving kudos to Jetes.

      You do know he is not Montero or Golson or Nunez or Golson or Montero or Golson, don’t you?

      • Monteroisdinero

        I loved Derek until last July. he has sucked for a long time. If he starts driving the ball to the gaps, I will be happy for him and the team. I would still like to see Noonie/Golie/Monty all playing on the varsity.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          I would still like to see Noonie/Golie/Monty all playing on the varsity.

          (throws up in mouth)

  • James A

    Niemann’s curveball is by far his best pitch right now, I hope the Yankees are taking note

  • first time lawng time

    Cano is a very clean person.

    • Marcus

      And articulate too. /Biden

  • Greg

    seriously the Yankees need to take some RISP lessons from the Mets, who lead the league in scoring with two outs

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      (looks at Mets record)
      (looks at Yankees record)

      Nope, don’t care.

      • Greg

        I get that but if we could be as uber clutch as they are, we’d be invincible.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          OR:

          Maybe being uberclutch doesn’t really mean that much anyway. There’s that.

        • CS Yankee

          If the dog didn’t stop to take a crap, he could of caught that rabbit.

        • Pasqua

          The Mets have uber-clutched their way to 3 games over .500 and 9.5 games out of first place. Scoring w/ 2 outs doesn’t stirke me as a particularly rock steady statistic.

      • first time lawng time

        Yankees better be careful at Citi Field. CC is lucky he missed the Mets.

        http://m.espn.go.com/general/s.....ocalId=nyc

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

      That should tell you right there how little scoring with two outs correlates to winning.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      I don’t think I want the Yankees offense to start emulating the Mets and their 50 combined homeruns any time soon.

  • Cy Pettitte

    wasting a leadoff double from Jeter really annoys me.

  • wow

    double bleh.

  • Shaina

    Splendid. Not even through the 1st inning and we’re already losing. I’m so glad we’re paying Teixeira 18million to hit .245!!

    • ItsATarp

      Yes it’s Tex’s fault he drew a walk

    • Guns of the Navarone

      Not as glad as I am that you’re commenting here.

    • CS Yankee

      Were paying him nothing.

      The Yankees are paying him to play for them with the bonus of Teix not playing for the BoSox.

      His average is down, but his dingers are up…paced currently close to 50. Not bad.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Of course the Sox lucked out by trading for a 1B a little better than Teix at huge fucking discount because Hoyer loves him his Sox still.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          We didn’t give up three of our best five prospects to get Tex, though.

          Straight Cash, Homey.

        • CS Yankee

          Don’t think that contract is inked yet.

          Plus, this standout year will net him more but his Fenway homers would have equated to 2 Petco homers. His power isn’t all that…maybe the surgery short term effect, maybe Nick the stick effect.

          2011…runner-up MVP, signs 180M$ deal
          2012…bats .300 with 20 HR
          2013…bats .280 with 15 HR

          $ per WAR…10M
          Your mind…blown

  • Urban

    I think Cano has been robbed two straight ABs by the opposing second baseman.

    • Urban

      Actually, I think it was Cabrera, the SS, last night.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    5. Into the seats

  • Dewitt Jones

    Derek Jeter isn’t the best player in baseball, but he may very well be the best player for baseball. Can’t help but be a fan tonight.

  • Urban

    No, Michael, the majority of Jeter’s hits have not gone to right. More combined have gone to center and left.

  • Greg

    It looks like Colon’s fastball has lost a few mph

  • wow

    that was a strike

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    That HP umpire is crap

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Colon can’t put hitters away! Demote him to AAA!! Call up NOVA!!!!

    Wait I’m sorry, I thought we were talking about Hughes. Carry on.

  • Ivan

    Wow first lead off walk this season from Colon.

    • Monteroisdinero

      Walks kill. Bartolo will not do that again this year.

  • Cuso
    • first time lawng time

      He looks like one of those creepy next door neighbors that spends way too much time with little kids.

      • Cuso

        lol, yep

  • Greg

    Colon’s fastball has usually been 92-95. Tonight it’s 90-92. That’s not good. It makes him like Phil Hughes honestly

    • Guns of the Navarone

      Dude he’s hit 94 and 95 several times.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        It’s Greg.

    • Pasqua

      Except for the fact that Colon’s pitches have actual movement at this point.

    • Cy Pettitte

      4 seam is 93-95
      2 seamis 89-92

  • karel capek

    Oh Christ, where is David Cone and his Buster Keaton good looks? John Flaherty is the Mary Pickford of announcers. Micheal Kay is Socrates.

    • Pasqua

      Those are some SERIOUS analogies. Bravo.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Jeter definitely has his defensive shortcomings, but for my money nobody turns a smoother double play than him and Cano

  • Cuso

    Colon is channeling his inner Chien Ming Wang

  • Pasqua

    And Colon cleanses the basepaths…

    /Tasteless-Sterling’d

  • Urban

    Chipmonk will probably bury SweetTea out in the backyard one day.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      +1

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Nice hustle, Swish.

    • Monteroisdinero

      He never hustles down the line. The good news is he will never pull a hamstring.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Let’s get Golie up here pronto. He’ll always hustle hard back to the dugout after his strikeouts, lineouts, groundouts, and popouts.

        • Monteroisdinero

          Actually he has a high # of hits this year as well.

  • Jonathan Harker

    Poor Swish gets unlucky again.

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

    BABIP fucked

  • Guns of the Navarone

    Man the Yankees have had some rotten luck since last night’s game.

  • ItsATarp

    Where is our goddamn luck

  • Monteroisdinero

    Calling a Posada dinger on a 2-1 or 3-1 pitch.

  • Cy Pettitte

    was waiting for Sean Rodriguez to make that play.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    No BABIP could take that away!

  • Cuso

    Need Martin to start hitting

    • Cuso

      boom

  • Cy Pettitte

    Russell! XBHs ftw.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Yay Russ!

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Anybody else happy that Posada didn’t try to score?

    • Cy Pettitte

      I was waiting for him to run back to first to tag up

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      We’d all be bitching about what a terrible baserunner he is.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    99% of baseball players score there.

    Whatever, at least Jorge didn’t find a way to get thrown out.

  • MannyGee

    goddam I wish Jorge knew how to run the bases… this would be a tie game

    • Rookie

      Absolutely, MannyGee. Even a very slow baserunner like Jorge should have easily scored. That was an amazingly pathetic piece of baserunning. It looked obvious — from the TV shots anyway — that the right fielder was VERY unlikely to catch that ball. Jorge should have been running for all he was worth almost from the crack of the bat instead of enjoying the view.

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

    They’re hitting rockets off Niemann. They’ve got this.

  • Jonathan Harker

    Damn, so close to being out. Let’s score this time.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    That fucked up the Yankees in so many ways. That was close to being a homer and if it was anyone else besides fucking Posada. Oh well. Actually I don’t think Gardner has the guts to do it anyways.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Martin with Monterian power!

  • Guns of the Navarone

    Way to pick it up Russell. Honestly, if it were up to me I would STRONGLY suggest he sit out the All-Star Game and get some rest. He was lighting it up in April.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Wow what the fuck was that?

  • tom

    Between the play on Swish and how close Martin’s ball came to going out…if the Yanks don’t score here, I’m going to start mumbling to myself.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Fuck Gardy

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Please for like the first time this season get a clutch hit.

  • MannyGee

    well Brett, dont think that one has the distance.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      I was waiting for Posada to tag up and try to score

      • MannyGee

        oh he thought about it… guarantee it

      • AaronGuielWithASmile

        Hahaha too real

  • Urban

    Jeez, the only time they’re not making contract or hitting the ball hard is with a man on third and less than two outs!

    Let’s go, Derek.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Damn risp failure but tonight Deric will be epic!

  • Greg

    Brett is walking directly back into my doghouse

    • Pasqua

      Along with A-Rod, Cano, and Gardner, then? When do you actually root for this team?

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        It’s Greg.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Another inning where we don’t bring in the runner from 3rd? Bullshit

  • Cuso

    Lol. The Biggie walk-up music from ’97?

    • Cuso

      Jeter, you lousy f*ck…

      :D

  • CS Yankee

    Grit for leadoff…not yet!

  • Cy Pettitte

    this game is fucking depressing.

    • Greg

      Are we doomed yet?

  • Guns of the Navarone

    It should be 3-1 right now.

  • Jonathan Harker

    Pathetic.

  • MannyGee

    well… RISPFail strikes again…

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    That was really, really frustrating…

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Oh my god, we can’t even tie the god damn game up

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

    So many RISP fails, so little time.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    C’mon, A-Rod and Gardner have to get the ball out of the infield with a man on 3rd and one out.

    Let’s pick it up people!

    • MannyGee

      Gardner hasn’t got the ball past the infield since like June!

  • Hummingbird S.

    its back to the old ways of RISPFAIL for the Yankees

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Jeter is probably the suckiest WPA for the past 2 or 3 years.

  • tom

    A: The strikeout and the popup.

    Q: What are the two surest ways you can miss scoring a runner at 3rd with less than two outs?

    The Yankees were kind enough to illustrate in innings 1 and 2.

  • Mojo

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  • Hummingbird S.

    I wonder why the media hasnt picked up on the story of Jeter’s lack of “clutchness”. He sucks with RISP this season..

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Well fuck.

    Zobrist remains one of the most underrated players in baseball.

  • MannyGee

    Ben Zobrist huh. shit.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    This is awful…

  • Jonathan Harker

    2 runs might be enough with this putrid offense.

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

    Fun, Fun, Fun, Fun

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Just isn’t Bartolo’s day, is it?

  • Greg

    It feels like we’re done, given our luck and the Rays are hitting.

    And I actually had faith that we would win this game, which for me is very rare.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Is faith that lasts less than 60 minutes really faith at all?

  • Mojo

    Fuck it. I’m not watching anymore. I’ve far exceeded my daily dose of frustration. Tissues and lotion here I come!

    • MannyGee

      damn…

  • Guns of the Navarone

    This is why I hate YES. They don’t give one shit about the game. What a cheap fucking HR. It’s just one of those stretches so far I guess. A whole game and 1/3…

  • Pasqua

    Folks, if you’d like a little comic relief, please feast your eyes on the genuine Odd Couple behind home plate…

    They are surely going to be the stars of the newest buddy-cop show on television. We’ll call them, “Hawaiian Shirt and Neckbrace.”

    • Phife Dawg

      Are you talking about the fella wearing a neck brace? I thought it was a neck brace at first.

      • Pasqua

        Yes. Hence the name above.

      • Phife Dawg

        beard at first*

      • Urban

        He’s a new-age priest.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    That’s the cycle in less than three innings. Damn, the fat man’s getting crushed.

  • Urban

    Bart not fooling many today. Even the outs are hard hit.

  • Cuso

    Colon is getting knocked around

  • MannyGee

    wow, look at Bart with the dive there! almost agile

  • Hummingbird S.

    Bart has nothing…

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Wow that was a shitty throw by Grandy

    Looks like we’re gonna be seeing a lot of Noesi tonight

  • Jonathan Harker

    They’re going up there hacking early. Do something, Colon. Do something, offense.

  • Greg

    I actually believed with all my faith that we would win this game. This is why I am a pessimist.

  • Cy Pettitte

    this team is now unwatchable

  • bobtaco

    What’s up with Bart?

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Is Hector the Protector still on the team?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      I’ve read somewhere he’s the designated 11th inning reliever.

  • Monteroisdinero

    They are hitting strike one fb. Simple as that. We have no luck and risp failure but we will pick up Bart.

  • Pat D

    I can only imagine that The King of the Gloom-Baggers is writing a “the clock has struck midnight on Colon” article.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      lol it’s probably a 2 pager

    • Jimmy McNulty

      I’m the Harvester of Sorrow as much as anyone here, but even Doc and Verlander have some shit starts. No one can stay as good as Bartolo was during every start. Another start like this, DFA NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111!!1111111!!!one!@!111!!

  • Guns of the Navarone

    John Jaso. He of the .294 OBP. Twice.

  • Jonathan Harker

    Girard’s praying again. This isn’t a good sign.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Larry Rothschild looks so sad every time YES cuts to him on camera

    • MannyGee

      he misses his boy Zambrano

  • Greg

    Praying’s not gonna help Girardi

  • BigTimeBartolo

    This is frustrating to watch

  • Matt

    Not getting a runner in from 3rd with less than 2 outs is a huge momentum swing in a game, and when you do it twice, you’re just asking for trouble.

    Yet another game where it seems like they’re “going through the motions” in the early innings. What a joke that they ruled that ball in the first inning a Triple for Zobrist.

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

      Meh, you wouldn’t be saying that if it wasn’t for Zobrist’s diving stop in the first.

      • Matt

        The only reason anyone is complaining about “bad luck” is that they aren’t creating their own breaks because of the horrible at bats in those spots.

        Even a ground ball to short or second base would have gotten either of those runs home, but instead they had pretty much the two worst at bats you could have in those situations.

        When you let a good team off of the hook that many times, they are going to come out and start tacking on runs. The only reason that Colon’s performance is any bit deflating is that the offense has zero on the board instead of the two it should have.

    • Pat D

      Should have been a double with an error by Swisher.

  • Rob

    what is wrong with bart today, he looks like balls. not even just the way he’s pitching, his body language is bad, maybe just because he’s getting rocked

  • MannyGee

    OMGOMGOMG… excuse me while I jump off the nearest bridge!

    holy shit guys, this game is much less frustrating than yesterday when they got 2-hit by Justin fucking Masterson… they are hitting Neimann HAAAAAARD. those are gonna land soon enough

    • Greg

      You want to bet your life on it?

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        I’ll bet Greg’s life on it.

        • Greg

          I’m talking to MannyGee

    • Pasqua

      Manny, do it. DO IT!

      • MannyGee

        splashhhhhhh

    • Cuso

      While I agree with the “not jumping off the bridge” part, I don’t know what game you’re watching if you’re saying the Yanks ate hitting Niemann “HAAAAAARD.”

  • Jimmy McNulty

    So the AL AS team is losing a lot of serious firepower: Felix, Pineda, Rivera, Verlander, Price, and now Rivera. Yikes.

    • Rob

      and cc too, he’s pitching on sunday, oh wait…he wasn’t selected

      • Jimmy McNulty

        I guess the staff is Weaver, Beckett, CJ Wilson, and then the relievers? Bard? Walen?

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

    Let’s see what the Yankees can do with the heart of their order up.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Nothing

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

      Absolutely nothing

  • Avi

    If you want to know if Arod is gonna have a good at bat all you need to do is look at his stance. If he’s perfectly square, not closed at all he has a good AB. if he’s slightly closed he’s all off kilter. Just watch his back foot from the center field camera. If the view of his back foot (his inner right heel)is totally blocked by his front foot he’s perfectly closed. If you see his inner right heel it’s because he’s slightly closed. his body is turned to right field. I’ve noticed this a few years back and it holds true. Let me know what you guys think of this.
    Again if you can’t see his back foot it’s good if you can it’s no good.

    • MannyGee

      what if hes eating popcorn?

    • Avi

      Meant to say if the view of his back foot (inner right heel) is totally blocked by his front foot he’s perfectly SQUARE or even (not closed).

  • MannyGee

    Chisenhall just caught a fastball in the face. No Buenos Dias.

  • Cy Pettitte

    runs mother fuckers, can you get them?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      (looks at the AL runs scored leaderboard)

      Yes.

  • Hummingbird S.

    wow, this offense really sucks

  • BigTimeBartolo

    I’m so fucking sick of Mark Teixeira pop-ups

    • MannyGee

      Like Giambi with a better glove…

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    These first three innings have been a fucking abortion.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    I hate when the 3rd batter in a short inning swings at the first pitch.

    Hate it.

  • Grit For Brains

    Zach McAllister making his big league debut for the Indians

  • Greg

    Remember what I said about momentum, Ever since the Mets loss the Yankees are potentially going to lose 3 of 4. That’s momentum.

    And again, I honestly believed that they would win this game, and they still might. But it doesnt good right now

    • Kostas

      They do seem to be back to the bad AB’s from the month of May

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      You said that one loss led to another which would lead to another, and so on.

      A blowout win in Cleveland doesn’t fit into that pattern.

      • Greg

        That is true. But the fact reamains that the Yankees are bordering of losing 4 of their last 5 which began with the Mets loss.

        That is momentum.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          (thinks)

          Still don’t care.

        • MannyGee

          bottom 4th =/= ‘about to lose’

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

            It’s Greg.

            • Greg

              Read the bottom of the top post.

  • Kostas

    Tex is just horrible right now. Provides nothing for ARod or Granderson.

  • MannyGee

    wow. what was that, 7 pitches? gonna have to do better than that, boys. Bartolo could really use a breather…

    (breather = root beer float & chicken wings)

  • Tut

    Suddenly, things suck.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    I’ve got Winfield, Henderson and Boggs…no idea who the 4th could be

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Paul Waner

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      According to my friend, the 4th is Paul Waner.

      Given that I’ve never actually heard of Paul Waner, I’ll have to take his word for it.

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        He literally had one hit as a Yankee.

      • Pat D

        You’ve never heard of Paul Waner?

        Yikes.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Shut up, Kay

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

    Oh great, here we go with the “gutty and gritty” shit again.

  • MannyGee

    Boggs, Rickey Henderson, Dave Winfield, annnnnnd…….

    • MannyGee

      I got nothin

  • Cy Pettitte

    signing/trading for ex-Rays players is no bueno

    • MannyGee

      Matt Garza takes offense. But Carl Crawford says hi

    • Greg

      Pena is starting to hit well, so that’s the exception.

  • Matt

    There are times to be aggressive, and times to be patient, and the hitters seem to be inbetween approaches tonight. In a sac fly situation, it’s not the worst thing in the world to lean into that first pitch and put it in the air, but down 3 runs with the bases empty?

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

    Bartolo is ineffectively wild today.

  • first time lawng time

    Ugh 3-0? Yanks haven’t scored off Neiman?

    These guys are in a total crap stretch right now.

  • Rob

    i think joe maddon has magic baseball dust that makes players better than they really are, or least magic bullpen dust

    • MannyGee

      I think Joe Maddon slicks back that shiny Silver Fox hair, polishes up those Drew Carey glasses and goes trolling for young pussy on off days.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Does young pussy even exist in the Tampa/St. Pete metro area?

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

          If by “young” you mean their late 40’s, than yes.

        • MannyGee

          oh boy it does… it just happens to go bad very early out there… like 35.

          i think its the heat.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Bartolo needs to tackle Zobrist and sit on his face

    • Jimmy McNulty

      I kinda want Kim Kardashian to do just that to me.

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        I laughed. Loudly.

  • Matt

    Niemann this year has been a fly ball pitcher, yet the Yankees have 6 groundouts as opposed to 1 fly out.

    And it’s hard to say that Niemann has been sharp tonight. They simply haven’t had many good at bats.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      They’ve also had 4 men on base with less than 2 outs.

      They just need to get some big hits.

      • Matt

        They just needed to hit a ground ball to 2nd or short, and didn’t even do that.

        They have caught a few bad breaks on balls in play, but the real bad breaks have been self-induced (strikeout and pop up).

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          They just needed to hit a ground ball to 2nd or short, and didn’t even do that.

          You say that like it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. The Rays know all the Yankees needed was to hit a ground ball to second or short, so they pitched to those batters in a way to try and prevent that from happening.

          You don’t just get to walk up to the plate and hit a grounder to 2nd just because you want to.

          • Derek Jeter

            You don’t just get to walk up to the plate and hit a grounder to 2nd just because you want to.

            I do!

  • Greg

    In hindsight, it might be good that Girardi didnt pitch Noesi last night.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Anyone else agree with me that Bartolo isn’t getting any borderline calls?

    • Greg

      Yes, but he doesnt have good stuff either.

      • AaronGuielWithASmile

        Agreed–the ump’s not helping, but if you can’t locate your fastball you’re screwed either way.

  • Kostas

    Think this strike zone is bit ridiculous tonight. This has to be the worst overall year for “balls/strikes” in terms of inconsistent. Eric Gregg gave three feet on each side of the plate but was at least consistent.

    • Greg

      Then how did the Braves not win that game if the strike zone was consistent for both teams?

      • Kostas

        They choked as they every year but one. Sincerely, Jim Leyritz.

        PS. Don’t believe me, I will run you over.

  • first time lawng time

    It’s time for these assholes to pound this scrub.

    I left after Martin hit abdouble and it was second and third 1 out.

    How did they not score?

  • MannyGee

    my 6 y.o. just called that Cano hit

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Robbie Cano: chasing DiMaggio.

  • Greg

    My worry is that this is Niemann is the worst Rays starter we see this series. If we cant beat him…

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      Hmm…John Sterling is always saying something about predicting baseball…but I can’t quite remember the specifics…

      • Pasqua

        You can ALWAYS predict baseball.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        It’s Greg.

        • Pasqua

          Do this a few more times and I think we have a sitcom.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

            I’ve already got Bronson Pinchot in talks to star.

    • tom

      Actually, you start worrying when the sun comes up in the morning.

  • Matt

    People wonder why offense is down so much around the league. Well tonight is a very interesting example of one of the theories that I’ve seen.

    Colon hasn’t been quite as sharp tonight, but he’s thrown a lot of pitches that have been borderline. However, the umpire isn’t calling them strikes, so they are turning into walks and runs.

    With some of the insane strike zones that the Yankees faced in the Cleveland series, they were given no chance to work deep counts. It changes an at bat when you give a pitcher called strikes 2-3 inches off the plate. The hitters have to be a lot more defensive and expand the zone.

    • Matt

      Swisher now called out on a borderline pitch that hasn’t been called for Colon tonight.

      It changes the entire tenor of an inning when you give pitchers those kinds of calls.

      Nothing has fundamentally changed in the game between say 2007-2008 and 2010-2011. Amphetamines and steroids were already gone in both periods. If that’s the case, then what on the field has changed?

      It certainly seems like the strike zone has been awfully wide these last few years.

  • Cuso

    Swisher GoDp

  • Guns of the Navarone

    Can you imagine the heat Jeter would take with theatrics like that??

  • Cuso

    Swisher GIDP

  • Pasqua

    Ugh. Watching Boggs drop to his knees and kiss homeplate still makes we wince. I’m appreciative of his time as a Yankee and all, but that was so over the top. Just round the damn bases. /just my opinion

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

    Haha, where was that pitch?

  • Cy Pettitte

    fucking Kay.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Kay, that wasn’t even close shut your face.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Fuck you Michael Kay

    • MannyGee

      Micheal Kay was the only person in the world who thought that ball had a chance.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        John Sterling probably did

  • MannyGee

    so. Konerko and Victorino, huh. yet CC and McCutchen sit home.

    All star voting is racially motivated. Yeah, I said it.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Kay is starting to get positively Sterling-esque with these non-homerun calls.

  • Pat D

    I’m going to kill Kay.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    I want to punch Darrell Cousins in the face…bullshit call

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

    I wish Kay knew how to read fly balls.

  • Urban

    Kay needs to be thrown into a deep pit with a bunch of angry, starving pigs.

  • Guest

    BABIP nightmare.

  • Cy Pettitte

    52 pitches through 4, this guys is gonna throw a fucking CGSO. This team has been so bad since the Mets walkoff it’s not even funny.

    • ItsATarp

      because the CC game didn’t happen and it’s a small sample size of 4 games? omgz

    • Greg

      It’s called momentum

      • Pasqua

        It’s called many things, but momentum isn’t one of them. Momentum is a concept. That’s it. Call it good pitching, call it failure to hit with RISP, call it bad luck at times, call it bad pitching (as is the case for Colon tonight) but guess what? One game does not impact another every game is different, with different contexts and circumstances (oh, and results). That’s why they play 162 of them.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        It’s called four games in the midst of 162.

    • Guest

      And they were great for the eighteen games before that.

      As long as the good periods last long than the bad periods (and I suspect they will), then everything is going to be OK.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        As long as the good periods last long than the bad periods (and I suspect they will), then everything is going to be OK.
        As long as the good periods last long than the bad periods (and I suspect they will), then everything is going to be OK.
        As long as the good periods last long than the bad periods (and I suspect they will), then everything is going to be OK.

        Threepeated for emphasis.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Niemann is getting a combo of BABIP luck and generous calls from the umpire, watch him throw a fucking CGSHO

  • Cuso

    Not watching YES. Did Kay break out the “Deeee-eeeep?”

  • Guns of the Navarone

    Bad luck, bad calls, just missing… the makings of a mini slump.

  • ItsATarp

    we should stop hitting the ball hard…since it’s no working

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    Another flyball another Kay homerun call dry-hump. He seems to be doing that more than ever now.

  • MannyGee

    Nunez woulda had that ball…

    #JeterHatin

    • Urban

      …but dropped it, then rushed to pick it up, wildly overthrowing Tex, mortally wounding one of Jeter’s parents in the luxury box.

      #NunezHatin

  • Cy Pettitte

    game over. see ya folks

    • mbonzo

      Yanks averaging 5.27 runs per game, not over yet.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        yes we’ll win this game by .27 runs

        /frustrated

  • Urban

    Okay, now it’s getting depressing.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Kay didn’t read that ball either

  • MannyGee

    wow. Upton TATTOOOOOD that.

    its time for Colon to get hisself a shower

  • Cuso

    Game es over, Manny. You can jump.

    • MannyGee

      GEROOONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIMMMMMMMMMMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

      • Pasqua

        Can I have your stuff?

  • first time lawng time

    Nice job, Yankees!

    Of course, this game wouldn’t be as obnoxious of they bothered winning the completely winnable games on Sunday and Monday.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    How can Kay go silent after that leaves Upton’s bat yet go ape shit when Posada hits a pop up?

  • BigTimeBartolo

    UGH. Fuck. This. SHIT

  • Greg

    Well we’re done.

    This game is the reason why I’m a pessimist. I actually had faith that we would win this game. What a waste of faith.

    • ItsATarp

      we’re not allowed to score anymore?

      • Greg

        Have you seen our offense tonight?

        • ItsATarp

          So we’re not allowed to score because we hit a few hard balls at people?

      • Greg

        If they do come back, that’s great. They proved me wrong. I want that. Prove me wrong, Yankees

        • ItsATarp

          nah they won;t they don’t like you

    • Pasqua

      Greg, a sincere question: Are you an adult?

      • Greg

        Yes.

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        Haha I hate/love Greg’s comments so much.

      • Pat D

        I asked him his age and he refused to answer. I wasn’t asking to be mean either.

        • Greg

          I’m 23. I dont want to get into my personal problems but basically I need self esteem and the Yankees give it to me. I also use sports as a social tool.

          • Pat D

            Well I wasn’t trying to pry for personal problems, but as I said then it was just to let you know that disappointment is the norm.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

            I dont want to get into my personal problems but basically I need self esteem and the Yankees give it to me.

            Only when you let them, Greg, only when you let them.

            We’re the best team in the history of North American professional sports and have grown into an unstoppable financial behemoth that ensures we remain astride the sport like a colossus.

            Keep that in the back of your mind and stop thinking that four bad games in a five game stretch means the world is ending.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      I actually had faith that we would win this game.

      Brian Fantana: I was in love once.
      Ron Burgundy: Really? What was her name?
      Brian Fantana: I don’t know.
      Ron Burgundy: That’s not a good start, Brian, but keep going.

  • Kevin G.

    *Hits ball hard, watches it go straight into fielder’s glove*

  • Guns of the Navarone

    Kay sure knows how to call a home run… Flew off his seat on Posada’s fly out and slow call’s Upton’s moon shot. He’s entering Sterling territory.

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

    Has Upton reached his potential yet, Kay?

  • Matt

    The Yankees lost any scrap of momentum that they had in this game as soon as they had some of the worst at bats of the season with those runners at third base and less than 2 outs.

    Baseball is as much a mental game as a physical one. Sure, Colon has given up 5 runs, but it’s hard to say that it would have played out the same way if he was given a few runs and a chance to settle in.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Go O’s!!

  • wow

    This is unbearable

  • Kostas

    Well, early night. They just seem flat since the Sunday game with the Mets – discounting the Carrasco meltdown (Thank you for not making this a potential 5 game losing streak.)

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    DIABEETUSSSSSS

  • Cy Pettitte

    worst part of this game? I have to read shit like this from that moron Heyman

    “the #rays are killing bart colon, killing him. five runs so far, but it seems like 10. #expirationdate?”

    • MannyGee

      what an ass clown. Haters gonna Hate.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      I have to read shit like this from that moron Heyman.

      No, you don’t.

  • MannyGee

    Fuld is a diabetic… its no Jon Lester Lymphoma, but it could get him laid…

  • ItsATarp

    people here can be so fucking obnoxiously pessimistic at times it makes me want to bang my head on a table.

    • MannyGee

      so, what I’m hearing is you’d like to join me on the edge of the bridge… got cha.

      • ItsATarp

        I’m right behind you bro!

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Just wait until you hear their pessimistic bullshit said by Bronson Pinchot set to the chuckles of a live studio audience. It’ll be a laugh-riot.

      • Greg

        I guess Perfect Strangers was not your favorite show.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          I had faith that it would be good, but that faith ended 3 minutes into the pilot episode when I had not yet laughed. I can only assume the show was quickly cancelled afterwards, because there’s no way to come back from a drought like that.

          • MannyGee

            I laughed. ALOT

      • Kostas

        that was funny!

      • Greg

        Wait a minute…

  • Derek Jeter

    This stretch reminds me of last year in Sep when they had that 8 game win streak before going on to shit the bed

    Luckily, the all star break can give them time to regroup and they don’t have to go straight into the playoffs playing like this.

    • ItsATarp

      Also we got swept by the angels going into the 2009 ASG…

  • Kostas

    John Flaherty is as annoying as Suzyn Waldman. Tries stating the obvious as something earth breaking.

  • MannyGee

    wow, how did Brigniac get there! great play by Reed.

  • Rob

    alright, im calling an arod two run shot this inning (3 if we’re lucky) hows that for optimism?

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Dr. Kissinger! My fav.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      I’m pretty sure that if Kissinger tried to watch the Yankees in Toronto, he’d be arrested for war crimes

      • Urban

        Ehh, it’s Toronto. They wanted to arrest Dave Winfield once for hitting a bird with a ball.

        • Pat D

          WRONG!!!!

          They did arrest Winfield for that. The charges were dropped, mostly due to Billy Martin’s insight.

    • Pat D
  • Urban

    Please get a hit Derek, so I have a reason to continue watching tonight.

  • MannyGee

    FCK YOU BABIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Fuck you Sean Rodriguez

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

    Fuck you Sean Rodriguez.

  • Derek Jeter

    My my! There is so much venom and hate tonight!

    Since we’re all Yankees fans, we should love eachother and respect eachother’s opinions.

    Right?

    • Eduardo Nunez

      Fuck you.

      • Ramiro Pena

        Fuck you both.

    • first time lawng time

      LMAO I forgot to change my handle
      what a fucking dumbass I am.

      Oh lord it’s been one of those games haha

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    I love seeing Tino lurking in the Jeter box haha

  • Jonathan Harker

    What is Tino doing up there with Jeter’s family?

    • MannyGee

      serving drinks.

      #PersonalServicesContract

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      You don’t wanna know…

  • ItsATarp

    Well we can’t catch a break.

  • MannyGee

    wow Minka absolutely glows on camera. well done, DJ

    • Karl Krawfid

      That’s Vaseline on her big ass forehead making her glow.

  • Skip

    Derek brought Tanyon Sturtze to the game to watch him get 3,000? Hrm. Never saw that coming.

    • MannyGee

      Ramiro Mendoza & Scott Proctor had prior commitments?

  • YankeesJunkie

    Lolfense has been out in full force the first five innings, hopefully they can get a big inning sooner rather than later.

  • Kostas

    Granderson – determined to lead the league in HR’s and K’s.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      I wouldn’t have a problem with that at all.

      • Pat D

        Some moron on ESPN.com questioned me when I said Granderson was an MVP candidate. After I listed my reasons, he said nothing else.

      • Guest

        Agreed. Especially given the triples, high slugging percentage, runs, rbis, improved walk rate, and very good DF in center.

        Yup. I would take a second half of the season that exactly mirrors his first half.

        Keep goin Grandy, keep goin.

    • MannyGee

      and white bitches…

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        #ShakaLutherKing

  • Karl Krawfid

    This team looks dead again.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      It’s baseball.

      • Pat D

        So…you’re saying zombies make good players?

        /another sitcom idea’d

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

          Of course they can. Just ask Eric Chavez.

        • MannyGee

          not when they’re on the DL… Chavez…

      • Karl Krawfid

        Yankees have put up zeroes in 13 of previous 14 innings.

        That’s dead.

        I guess when Posada/Swish/Grandy are your best hitters, that’s to be expected.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          List of teams in baseball history who have looked dead for a various 14 inning stretch:

          All of them

          [end of list]

          • Karl Krawfid

            Yeah

          • first time lawng time

            Not the 2011 Red Sox. They are the 1927 and 1998 Yankees combines.

  • Cy Pettitte

    can it be all star break now?

  • mbonzo

    Colon goes from throwing 89-90 and after 90 pitches he’s throwing 94… what?

    • MannyGee

      stem cells baby. they are a funny breed

  • Pat D

    Hey, Michael, YOU are one of the reasons this series feels like it’s all about Jeter.

    Fucking fucktard idiot.

  • Eduardo Nunez

    Bartolo gutting out a lousy start…and he has a lot of gut.

  • Ramiro Pena

    I’d shit myself if Zobrist hit a cycle

    • Kostas

      at .265 he is completely dominating.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    If Zobrist tore his ACL right now I’d be like “k cool”

  • first time lawng time

    Guys, I’m going to go text the Yankees and tell them they’re allowed to score runs when CC isn’t pitching.

    • Pat D

      You do that.

    • MannyGee

      yeah CANO!

      momentum swing just happened!

      • MannyGee

        reply fail, I’m an asshole

  • MannyGee

    wow. that was an adventure for Sir Bartman Colonius. glad that is over so we can concentrate on what is really important. getting Jeter like 17 more ABs, so he can get those last two pesky hits.

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

    It’s Hurling Hector time.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Hurling Russ time

  • Cy Pettitte

    Russell has a cannon

  • first time lawng time

    Last year, they played well going into the break, then like crap coming out.

    So Colon is taking initiative and helping the entire team get the shit out of it’s system.

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

      ICWYDT

  • wow

    it’s unbelievable how quickly this team can turn. all or nothing. unbearable

    • Urban

      Baseball’s funny that way.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      it’s unbelievable how quickly this every single team in the entire 140+ year history of baseball can turn. all or nothing. unbearable.

      Fixed.

  • MannyGee

    Kay is outta control.

    “Ummm, I think Cano tagged him on the sleeve….”

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      This series is about Jeter, not the Yankees winning!!!

  • wow

    Tex, what the FRICK

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Tex is MVP of infield popups

  • Guns of the Navarone

    Teixeira’s IFFB% well above his career average this season.

  • Urban

    Where are the tanks? Where are the soldiers?

    • MannyGee

      can I get a Megatron up in this bitch!?!?!?!!!!?

      • Pat D

        Unicron is off tonight.

  • first time lawng time

    4 hits 0 runs off of a piece of crap pitcher.

    That is so pathetic.

    I would never tip my hat to Neimann. The guy just isn’t a good pitcher.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Remember when everyone was all pissed off that we almost got no hit by that “piece of crap pitcher” Phil Humber, who had been (GASP!) cut twice?

      Yeah… good times.

      • Greg

        Or when Brent Lillibridge, a defensive troll, made two great catches. He’s made a few more since then.

  • Urban

    People are wondering if Jeter is the last 3000 hit player? No one is wondering that. Not a single person anywhere on the earth, Michael.

  • MannyGee

    A Rod will never get to 3000 if he does not put the goddam ball in the air.

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

    Alex, just GTFO.

  • mbonzo

    You can hear Flaherty just try to talk about anything, and Kay just reverts back to the 3,000 hit discussion.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    God I hate you Kay

  • Kostas

    All Star break can’t come soon enough. Yankees need AARP to step in.

  • wow

    none of the Yankees should go to the dang All-star game. they all need to regroup.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Bleacher Creatures <3

  • Greg

    What are they singing?

  • mbonzo

    Mic is too close to the Creatures apparently.

  • Pat D

    Teix, you’re making it very hard for me to defend you against the Mojo’s of the world.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Finally.

  • wow

    baserunners

  • Guest

    That’s a start.

  • MannyGee

    garbage time Homer…. he’s gonna do well next Monday night

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

    RBInson

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Finally a run!

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      He’s getting into Derby shape.

  • Cy Pettitte

    at least they broke up the shutout

  • MannyGee

    loud out by Swish.

  • Pat D

    Wow, I can’t believe Kay kept it in his pants on Swisher’s flyout.

  • wow

    wake up Yankees.

  • Greg

    If we can get this to a two run lead in the next two innings we have a shot

    • Urban

      If we can get this up to a one-run lead in the next three innings, I think we might win.

      • Greg

        No because we would lose 5-4

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Sean Rodriguez gets that

  • first time lawng time

    I’m suprised the Rays have scored 5 runs already. Their lineup isn’t that good. And Colon is a good pitcher.

    Yet the best offense in baseball can’t do anything against Neimann.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Well you know Suzyn…

      • ItsATarp

        Shit happens? wait no that doesn’t sound right…

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      I’m surprised that this baseball game did not play out the way I had predicted that it would.

    • Rob

      technically boston has taken our crown for best offense (at least runs scored)

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        They’ve played an extra game. Coming into tonight, Yankees were percentage points higher in runs per game.

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    Geez. Another allowed hit. For once, can we have not have an inning where there’s a baserunner on tonight?

  • MannyGee

    holy shit snacks!!!!!! they woke up!

  • mbonzo
  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    The Rays were inspired watching Jorge run the bases, apparently

  • YankeesJunkie

    Badass! Best 5-4-3 DP ever.

  • Greg

    What A Wacky play

    5-4-3 for 2

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    What were the creatures singing? Was that the gangbang song I heard?

    • mbonzo

      Can’t remember how it goes but it starts with calling out the right fielders name. “Matt Joyce, Matt Joyce… You can’t beat us, you suck the Yankee’s penis.” Theres a lot more to it, its been a while.

      • first time lawng time

        Yet his team is winning…

  • Guns of the Navarone

    Rays supply some comedy and an ass whooping. Very generous team.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Why were people cheering at the end?

  • Pat D

    NESN trying to convince me that Daniel Nava has a future? HA!

    • MannyGee

      sure he does. not particularly as a baseball player… but I bet you he could sell the shit out of an iPhone!

  • first time lawng time

    GBA is so annoying.

    I’d much rather see one of those WB Mason commercials. Preferably the one with the choir or the doo wop group.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      GBA is so annoying.

      That’s it, you’re officially on Judge Andrew Napolitano’s shit list.

      • Pat D

        Judge Goombah!!!!!

        Man I don’t miss seeing him on the tv at my job. Or any of his Fox friends.

  • MannyGee

    its time form some runs…

  • Greg

    No MIke

  • MannyGee

    fuck Sean Rodriguez…

  • wow

    gonna be a bleak, bleak series.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I’m starting to hate Sean Rodriguez

  • Dino Velvet

    14-4 with Nunez

    1-5 without Nunez

    • Pat D

      Not this again.

      • Cy Pettitte

        stats don’t lie.

        • Pat D

          I forgot that he played all nine positions during every game simultaneously.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

            While Jeter and Colon were on the DL, Eduardo Nuñez threw two perfect games. I remember it like it was yesterday.

            • MannyGee

              He’s no Greg Golson, but still…

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          Ball don’t lie neither.

          /Rasheed’d

          • MannyGee

            PRACTICE??? We talkin bout PRACTICE!!?!?!?!?!

            because if you ‘Sheed someone, it should only be followed up by AI.

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

              Both teams played hard, my man.

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

      I like how you completely disregard the 60-something games before Jeter got hurt.

      • mbonzo

        Or the 15 years before that.

    • MannyGee

      A handful of rings with Jeter, one month of (mostly) inter-league play with Nunez.

      yeah

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      2 Championships with Chad Curtis
      0 Championships without Dave Winfield

      Curtis >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Winfield

      Q.E.D.

      • Pat D

        Dave Winfield is a saint! A saint!!!

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          KISS THE RINGS, BITCH!

          Sincerely,
          Ricky Ledee

          • Pat D

            Well if the ’95 Indians didn’t choke, he’d have 2!!

      • Karl Krawfid

        Nunez was on that Toronto team.

      • Dino Velvet

        You mean Mr. May

        • Pat D

          You’re going to make me have to hurt you.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Russell Martin sucks.

    Can’t wait until Montero is 33 so the Yankees can pick up a Veteran backstop.

  • mbonzo

    Kay gets excited for Jeter, when Gardner gets a hit. STFU!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Kay, Jeter would get another AB anyway

    • Pat D

      He’s been in rare form tonight.

      Actually, wait a second, that’s normal form for him.

  • MannyGee

    time for one of those lazy dribblers we’ve grown to loathe

    • MannyGee

      yeah

  • Cy Pettitte

    can he get 2 hits in this AB and get it over with already?

  • Jonathan Harker

    That old rabbi and the blonde are praying. I think he gets a hit here.

    • Pat D

      Further proof that prayer is worthless. It was not God’s will that it be done.

      • Buddha

        uhhhhh…. what?

        • Pat D

          George Carlin kind of reference.

          Saying that praying for things is dumb, and that what happens if you don’t get what you pray for, you say, “Well, it was God’s will.”

          Carlin’s response: “Fine, but if it was God’s will and He was going to do whatever He wanted anyway, why the fuck bother praying in the first place? Couldn’t you just skip that step and go right to His will?

  • wow

    welp, go Orioles.

    • wow

      and right as I say that, home run boston. great.

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

    Anti-climactic

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    fuckin Orioles

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Are the Orioles playing in this game? No? They’re not?

      Then why the fuck are we talking about them?

      • Pat D

        Not much interesting to talk about in this game. Except for the journey, the quest, the man, the myth, the legend, the marketing…

      • MannyGee

        because its a nice change of pace from the last 95 minutes of “Fuck this Yankees team”

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          Meh, I’ll have a Mike’s Hard Lemonade instead.

  • Rockstar4Life

    Must be nice to play in a little league field with cameras installed all over the place and a team of juiced up clowns.

    • Cy Pettitte

      Fenway?

    • Pat D

      Wait a sec. The little league kids are juicing now? I KNEW IT!!! And I bet their camera-loving parents are too!

    • ItsATarp

      Must be nice to be a complete moron

      • Rockstar4Life

        Thanks for intelligently responding to a clear joke. Who is the moron now?

    • Rockstar4Life’s Mom

      Stop picking on the other kids Honey! And go to sleep, it’s way past your bedtime!

      • Rockstar4Life

        But mom it’s too easy to make fun of Yankees fans. They have a 200 million dollar team that is going to miss the playoffs.

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

          Cool story, bro.

  • MannyGee

    I am completely FUCKING OVER that strike at the throat they’re calling tonight…

  • Pat D

    All this Jeter 3000 talk reminds me of something Lewis Black once said.

    He was on one of his priceless rants about we the people going overboard and insane with the patriotic crap. He was talking about the Super Bowl one year. “Four hours before the game came on, the NFL present its tribute to America. That’s great! The NFL, which can’t present football properly, is now going ot present America! And by the time the game started…I was sick of freedom!! I pined to be enslaved.”

    I kind of feel that way right now.

    • MannyGee

      thats pretty goddam funny. especially if you imagine it in his inflection… classic

      • Pat D

        I can’t remember which album it was. Either The End of the Universe, Rules of Enragement or The Luther Burbank Arts Center Performing Blues. Or whathever the hell his 4th album was called.

  • first time lawng time

    Since Saturday the Yankees haven’t scored runs until the 5th or 6th inning.

    Except on Tuesday.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Cool story, bro.

      • Karl Krawfid

        You tell him Mr Crump. I knew I seen you at Yankee Stadium before.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_5baKOFoqg

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          I look more like Harold Ford Jr. than #44.

          • Karl Krawfid

            Harold Ford Jr. looks like Jake Steed. NSFW.

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

              Things I never thought I’d hear anyone say.

    • MannyGee

      so you’re saying there’s a chance….

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Fuck that HP ump

    • mbonzo

      Cousins has been awful with his consistency.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Tex trying to hook everything.

    Giambi.

  • Pat D

    Teix not making any sweet, sexy contact.

    He’s starting to look like a white dwarf approaching a black hole. It’s physics. It’s inevitable.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      He’s starting to look like a white dwarf approaching a black hole.

      That’s nasty.

      • Urban

        Yup, yup. I saw that episode of Game of Thrones.

      • Pat D

        You ignore the Tropic Thunder reference?!?

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          I just couldn’t pass up the “that’s nasty” rejoinder. It was too tempting.

          • Pat D

            Well you gotta stick with what works.

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

              I was trying to fit Bronson Pinchot in there somewhere, but I didn’t want to force it.

              (3… 2… 1…)

              • MannyGee

                that’s what he said???

  • MannyGee

    holy shit is Juan Cruz bald!!!!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I am so sick of those fucking popups

  • MannyGee

    wow. A Rod is just NOT there this week, month, since the oblique….

    • ItsATarp

      .317 in his past 10 games

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

        .350 with a .410 OBP since his last homer.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          My gut >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> facts

          • Pat D

            I should link a post from last night for you to peruse, but that would be tedious.

            • Mojo

              You should, because A-Rod and Tex have SOOOO much in common.

              • Pat D

                Hey, how ya doing???

                Yea, that wasn’t the point, but you knew that.

                • Mojo

                  And I’ll have you know that I copyrighted the “sweet and sexy contact” statement that you showcased earlier in the thread. :)

                  • Pat D

                    Good, because I intends to whip it out whenever I feel like it.

          • MannyGee

            Fuck your #s and stats… my gut is running things here!

      • Urban

        …and a .986 OPS for the month of June.

      • MannyGee

        0 Homers in over 80 ABs… EVERYTHING he touched in April was tattoo’d, and then the Oblique, and now the knee. not saying hes not ‘hitting’, just not doing A-Rod-Level damage…

        That’s the truth, Truth!

        • Urban

          …but, nevertheless, he has been there.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Arod: 0-4

    Thanks for showing up today, Alex

  • Cy Pettitte

    god damn this team is terrible

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

      It’s not just terrible, IT’S TURRIBLE.

      • ItsATarp

        i can’t believe we’re going to end the season in 2nd! (the season ends after this game right)

    • Pat D

      Yea………………………maybe you should sit this one out, champ.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Did you mean to post this on the Astros blog you have up in another window?

  • Pat D

    Cano just cost Derek another AB.

  • Monteroisdinero

    For some good news: Nova with 10 K’s in 7&2/3rds tonight.

    • RayFo

      I miss Nova already.

    • MannyGee

      of course he did. Nova can pitch, and was not by any means the worst pitcher in the BX then he got sent down…

      but hey, Mitre…

    • ItsATarp

      not good news: he got injured

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

      He also got hurt.

      • Urban

        Hopefully nothing major, like his arm.

    • Karl Krawfid

      Hit by a grounder. He died.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    The Sox hit 3 fucking HRs in a row. God.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Who the fuck are the Sox?

    • Pat D

      Chase Wright was pitching, eh?

      • Urban

        You just had a faster Internet connection.

        • Pat D

          Well my brain definitely isn’t faster. Spent most of the day in a car in New Jersey.

          It’s like being waterboarded, just without the simulation of dying.

          Doing what I did actually kills a piece of you.

          • Urban

            I also was slowed down since I forgot Wright’s name and had to Google him. He’s never pitched in the Majors since 2007.

    • Urban

      Chase Wright back in the A.L.? Looks like he’s improving.

    • RayFo

      Good teams tend to hit bad pitching. Except the Yankees. :(

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

    Hurlin’ Hector

  • ItsATarp

    Good job Nosei..too bad we won’t see you for another month.

  • Monteroisdinero

    I hate getting beaten by this 42M payroll team. Their top salary (Damon) isn’t even playing.

    • Pat D

      Could be worse. They could be getting beat by large payroll team that actually, you know, sucks.

      Like the Dodgers.

    • Urban

      I’ve yet to see a payroll play a game.

      • Monteroisdinero

        Good comment. Put Nunez and Montero in asap.

  • first time lawng time

    Great. Boston is about 6 minutes from going into first place.

    3 HR in a row? ESPN is going to have an orgasm.

    You know, it’s too bad Gardner couldn’t catch a popup and Rivera couldn’t get the third fucking out.

    And now Nova is injured all because he had to go down for fucking Hughes.

    Grreeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaat. I am so pissed right now.

    • Pat D

      I’m not being mean here, but……

      Sucks to be you, huh?

      • first time lawng time

        No. I’m just sick of the offensive futility and the Red Sox winning.

        • Pat D

          Well you sounded pretty upset, so I just wanted to make sure.

    • mbonzo

      Step away from the edge.

    • ItsATarp

      Poor you. It’s not like if we win tomorrow and Sox lose we’ll be back in first. And it’s also not like you can turn back time.

      So good luck being miserable..

    • Esteban

      BREATHE.
      You were doing so good there for a while. I guess you can only be
      happy/optimistic if the Yankees are in the midst of 7 game winning streak.

      • first time lawng time

        You know I’ll be over this in the morning.

        I am just SO PISSED that AJ go the loss in the game on Monday.

        If Gardner caught that popup I honestly would not care about this game at all.

    • V

      Get help.

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

    Guys, we still have a chance. It’s Kyle Farnsworth.

  • Shaina

    Everyone bitches about Cervelli, but do realize Martin is hitting .221!! Time to put Jorge behind the dish.

    • Monteroisdinero

      That’s Montero.

  • first time lawng time

    Oh yeah. And tomorrow the Yankees will score 1 or 2 runs against a crap pitcher they’ve never seen before. So that’s a loss.

    Then on Saturday they probably will score 1 run max because AJ gets no run support and Price is pitching. So that’s a loss.

    But wait! CC is pitching on Sunday! So naturally the Yankees will score 7 or 8 runs for him because he needs it soooooooo much.

    Ugh.

    • FIPster Doofus

      lol

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      They’ve seen Hellickson before.

      Just sayin.

      • Pat D

        This.

    • ItsATarp

      Stole Jimmy Rollin’s crystal ball i see?

      • Pat D

        That is currently stuck on “Ask again later.”

    • Monteroisdinero

      FTLT CAN predict baseball.

  • nunez fan

    no nunez, no win.

    BUT HE’S INJURED! fuck you.

    • Pat D

      Where were you Sunday, Monday and last night, hmm??

      We all could of used the laugh.

      • nunez fan

        2nd place.

        • Pat D

          I see you have vision problems as well.

          • nunez fan

            hey what happened to your boyfriend there, huh?

            • Pat D

              You’re a funny child. Go to bed.

              • nunez fan

                k old dude, and you have fun with your hemmorhoids

                • Pat D

                  There’s the laugh we needed!!!

                  Don’t ever change, nunez fan. We’d be a depressed bunch without your offbeat shenanigans.

  • Monteroisdinero

    just get on so Kay can milk some more DJ!!!!!!!

  • Karl Krawfid

    Russell Martin. Joe Girardi 2.0.

  • ItsATarp

    Ump suddenly expanding the zone eh?

    • MannyGee

      suddenly?

      • ItsATarp

        Colon wasn’t getting any calls

        • Monteroisdinero

          This. This ump was not a fan of the 2 seamer coming back aross the corner.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Yay!! Kay can have a Jeter orgasm!!

  • MannyGee

    here we go. Jeter is gonna earn his clutcheyness here.

  • mbonzo

    More umpires need to be fired. After Joe West’s crew’s tirade last night and all season, umps need to be the mediators of the game, not the bullies. Cousins has been terrible tonight, but it might scare umpires into working on their eye at the plate.

    • Pat D

      What tirade is this? What did I miss?

      • mbonzo

        They ejected 4 players last night. This is their totals for the year.

        http://www.platoonadvantage.co.....art-2.html

        • Pat D

          Yikes.

          Just remember, Joe West was once thrown out of a game by another umpire. Speaks to his abilities perfectly.

          • mbonzo

            If I was Selig I would seriously consider firing this crew or at least suspending them. Theres not a good one in the bunch.

            • Pat D

              Actually, if you were Selig, you would ignore the obvious problem entirely.

  • Urban

    Just get on Derek, anyway possible. We need another runner.

  • ItsATarp

    Jeter is going to keep the rally going tomorrow i guess

  • MannyGee

    so… in closing

    Fuck Sean Rodriguez. time to beat off and go to bed.

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

    Seriously, Sean Rodriguez again? Fuck him.

  • nunez fan

    captain clutch right there

  • V

    Wow, Jeter. Wow.

  • mt

    Grounder to third – what a surprise!

  • Karl Krawfid

    Jeter was trying to drive the ball with that big hack he took.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    F U C K S E A N R O D R I G U E Z

  • ItsATarp

    Honestly aside from Martin…Jeter is the last guy i want to see to keep a rally going right now.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Much to Kay’s shock, Jeter unable to tie the game with his 3rd homer of the season, a 3 run jack that scores 4 to tie the game! God is Kay annoying. No mention of Jeter trying to get on for a guy on deck with 25 HR’s.

    I’d love to play 3B when Jeter bats.

  • first time lawng time

    Lol whatevs I’m already over it.

    The all star break is next week. I think these guys need a rest.

    Honestly this loss is so much better than the ones on Sunday and Monday.

    Although scoring one run of a pitcher with an ERA of 5 is a bit disappointing. But whatever. Robbie hit a HR so I’m happy.

    • ItsATarp

      Who are you and what did you do to FTLT?!?!?!?!

      • first time lawng time

        1. http://riveraveblues.com/2011/.....nt-2377847. I said I’d get over it

        2. They’re 1/2 game out of first and it’s not even the break yet. I’d be very surprised if they never took the lead again

        3. There have been some pretty funny comments tonight that make me not mind this loss

        4. It’s a baseball game. I really don’t care what happens. I don’t have to go to school and deal with Boston fans and I don’t have to read ESPN or listen to sports radio so there really is no reason to get angry.

    • Pat D

      I could make a sexist joke here, but it’s probably best I refrain.

      • mbonzo

        Pig tails.

      • first time lawng time

        No. Say it. I actually wanna hear it. I actually find sexist jokes funny. They don’t offend me for whatever reason.

        • Pat D

          I was just going to say that it’s obvious you’re female because every game seems to be such an emotional roller coaster for you.

          It’s like watching each game is going through a pregnancy.

          (Note: I say this because my younger sister could go into labor at any time)

          • first time lawng time

            LMFAO

            every game seems to be such an emotional roller coaster for you.

            That’s what my mom says about AJ!

            That was a pretty funny joke though.

  • wow

    this team is owning sucktown right now

  • Rainbow Connection

    $200 million for this? Embarrassing.

  • Alfredo

    this team is frustarating me right now but i also now they will not loose evey game from now and the end of the year. Also i bet we win twomorrow.