Game 93: A rookie!

The $180M Tino Martinez
Soriano, Chavez will begin rehabs assignments tomorrow
(AP Photo/Christine Cotter)

The Yankees have never faced Alex Cobb before. Well, maybe the recently recalled Brandon Laird saw him in Triple-A this season, but that hardly counts. He’s a rookie pitcher that lives off his offspeed stuff, and that usual spells certain doom for the Yankees. Tampa’s bullpen took a beating over the weekend, so now it’s time to step it up a bit and really put some pressure on them in the first game of a four-game set. Please, no flailing at changeups. Here’s the starting nine…

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

The game starts a little after 7pm ET and can be seen on YES locally and ESPN nationally. Enjoy.

Rays Moves: Tampa made a series of roster moves before the game today. Juan Cruz and third catcher Jose Lobaton were both placed on the disabled list while Adam Russell was designated for assignment. In their place comes tonight’s starter Alex Cobb, left-handed Alex Torres (a starter, though I’m sure he’s here to work out of the bullpen), and catcher Robinson Chirinos, who can also play the infield. Torres came over in the Scott Kazmir trade, Chirinos for Matt Garza.

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The $180M Tino Martinez
Soriano, Chavez will begin rehabs assignments tomorrow
  • Kramerica Industries

    Cruz on the DL?

    He certainly didn’t look hurt when finagling out of the 11th inning jam last night.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      He got injured by Scutaro’s bat after he threw it.

      /blamethesoxforeverything

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      COme on Tex, Ground out to 3rd

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        Reply Fail.

  • Grammar Nazi

    ** “In THEIR place” not “there”

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

    Well, they’re screwed.

    Seriously though, I hope the Yankees blow the Rays out so they can get Laird in the game in the late innings. Maybe he’ll even get an at-bat. (Unlikely, I know. But a guy can dream can’t he?)

    • mbonzo

      It would be huge if they could blow out the Rays with this newbie pitcher and force them to deplete their bullpen. After last night I don’t think they could recover well from that over the following 3 games. Make it happen soldiers.

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

        If they can get Cobb out of the game early, they should easily be able to rip the arms off the Rays already depleted bullpen.

  • lily

    lol rookie. i like it. but wait that means the yankees might struggle tonight because they haven’t seen him yet! i really hope thats not the case. just hoping we pitch and get timely hits and WIN!

  • CRotondi

    Cy Cobb

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Happy Anniversary, Coney!

  • Jonathan Harker

    We’ll get to the rookie and they’ll be forced to use their overtaxed pen hurting them later in the series. They’re showing the newest make a wish segment right now and my question is, of all the people you could pick why the hell would you choose to meet and spend a day with Ron Gardenhire?

  • David, Jr.

    Batting eighth, Brett Gardner.

    • Monteroisdinero

      Joke. Girardi an idiot.

  • medale

    I’d almost feel bad for the Rays if Cobb doesn’t make it past the 3rd inning tonight.

  • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

    It really does pain me to see Jeter’s name at the top of the line-up and Gardner in the 8 spot. I legitimately got a reaction when I saw that.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Well it’s to keep Jeter from bitching. If he’s dropped to 8th this will be 30 times worse than the JoPo incident.

      • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

        If Jeter was such the selfless, team-first guy everyone makes him out to be, then he would do the right thing, walk into Girardi’s office, and give him his blessing.

        Never gonna happen though. Would also make Jeter look like an idiot asking for 17mm/year on the one hand and then voluntarily dropping to the bottom of the order on the other.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Completely agreed but he’s like the rest of baseball. He’s got ego. Very few are in the game that’s like Grandy.

    • radnom


      It really does pain me to see Jeter’s name at the top of the line-up and Gardner in the 8 spot. I legitimately got a reaction when I saw that.

      Please try to have some perspective. If you take their current OBP averaged out over a month of ABs (lets be generous and say 110), Gardner projects to get on base 4 extra times over what Jeter would do.

      Over the whole month.

      Yeah, I think Gardner should be leading off too, but its really, really, really not that big a deal. But don’t let your Jeter hate get in the way of the fact that nearly every projection based on optimizing lineups shows that the order makes very little difference.

      Also, since when is it the player’s job to decide where he needs to hit in the order? Until Girardi approaches him and he says no, I have a very hard time crucifying someone for supposed clubhouse issues. Sounds like the typical ‘hes a bad teamate’ narrative we’ve heard so often with Arod.

      • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

        I don’t hate Jeter. I just think he’s old and broken down. I also don’t think your last paragraph applies to Jeter.

        First, as many have noted, if Girardi just drops Jeter down it will start a huge shit storm because of who Jeter is and where he ranks in Yankee history – obviously not the same case with a ton of other people who play or have played the game. Second, even if approaching the manager is not a step that’s typically taken, for all the wonderful things we’ve heard about the selfless Jeter he would be confirming those things by stepping up and doing the right thing even if it’s not the normal thing to do – you agree that the narrative has always been that when it comes to team and what is right that Jeter is better than everyone else, wouldn’t you? Third, there aren’t many other players in MLB who are so firmly entrenched in their spot in the lineup based on reputation rather than actual performance or potential for performance, so they wouldn’t have the need to approach their manager on the issue.

        • radnom


          you agree that the narrative has always been that when it comes to team and what is right that Jeter is better than everyone else, wouldn’t you

          So you hold Jeter to an unfairly high standard because of a biased media narrative? That doesn’t seem any more fair…..

          I hear what you’re saying, but the bottom line is that the lineup is Girardi’s domain. Obviously when the time comes he is going to need to handle it differently than he would with an average player, but at the end of the day its his (with input from the FO) decision when ‘the time comes’. Any shots at Jeter regarding the issue are based on conjecture, and in my opinion unfair.

          • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

            No, I do not hold him to a higher standard, that’s not accurate. What I’m trying to say is that if the narrative is to be believed, than that’s what you would expect him to do. I’m not holding him up to anything and I’m not here saying he’s an asshole for not doing so. Again, I don’t hate Jeter, but I do think the narrative of what a great, selfless, tean-first guy he is has been overdone.

            Agree that ulimately the line-up is Girardi’s domain, and at the end of the day any and all blame for the line-up should fall squarely on his shoulders and no one else’s. That’s fair.

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    I just pulled one out. I’m ready to go at least 16 innings tonight.

  • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

    Assuming this bluushit keeps up, if Gardner was a more emotive and assertive type of dude, the Yankees would very likely end up with a situation on their hands before the end of the season. It is complete and utter BS.

    • Nuke LaDoosh

      Steinbrenner used to say he preferred his horses to his baseball players. It was directed at the egos of baseball players. No equine egos.

  • lily

    please let good aj pitch tonight! and not good aj for just 4innnings and then turn to bad aj.

  • http://unclemikesmusings.blogspot.com Uncle Mike

    Yes, he’s a pitcher the Yankees haven’t faced before. No, this game is not a Fox or an ESPN telecast. If it were that combination, we’d be in trouble, but it’s not. So I think we’ll be all right.

    • Sheepmeister

      um, this is on ESPN nationally.

      • Mojo

        Yeah. Watching it in a cafe on ESPN…

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

      Those two factors cancel each other out. So this will be like any other ballgame.

    • Dave

      You have a gift Alex — but it’s not enough.

      Think about it.

  • Nefarious

    Someone the Yanks have never seen before… They’re doomed.

  • Greg

    Its time to play “Name that Shift”

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

    Lol Rays

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

    That’s one way to beat the shift.

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    when did nunie get traded to Tampa ?

    • Brian S.

      Booooooooooooo

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    That shift not working makes me happy. Even if it was an error.

  • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

    If someone told you that Tex and A-Rod would be on a combined like 0-150 homer slump which covered parts of June and July, would you have believed them? Would you have believed that could happen and the Yanks would still be virtually tied for first place?

  • Skip

    http://insider.espn.go.com/mlb.....les-angels

    Some interesting perspective that can be extrapolated to our Jesus situation.

    • Karl Krawfid

      Yankees don’t need Jesus to save the season.

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

    Cano just beat that out.

    • The Big City of Dreams

      He’s so lazy lol

      And there goes the lead smh

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    So in this inning a bunt and a double play ball worked for the Yankees.

    No matter how hard you try…

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    So pissed off to only get 1 run in the first inning last night.
    So thrilled the Yanks got 1 run in the first inning tonight.
    Life is funny.

  • Mojo

    Damn. Right down the middle . . .

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

      Well, it WAS a change up. He must have been looking for the fastball.

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

    Way to get the bat off your shoulders Swish….

  • pastadivingarod

    tampa is giving us this game

  • Tut

    Swisher’s been brutal

    • Greg

      Didnt Kenny say he was on a roll?

  • karel capek

    In honor of David Cone’s perfect game anniversary, here’s a picture of him celebrating after his career defining win:

    http://www-tc.pbs.org/wnet/ame....._about.jpg

  • Greg

    AJ’s at it again

  • pastadivingarod

    classic AJ give it right back in the 1st
    can this guy leave soon enough

  • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    grrreat start!

  • Mojo

    Bad AJ tonight? And just when they giftwrapped him a first inning run . . . Double steal time?

    • Mojo

      And by double steal I clearly just meant Double.

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

    AJ Burnett: The lead giver-upper

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    facepalm

  • Karl Krawfid

    Fucking scrub.

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

    Good old A.J.

  • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    8 pitches, 2 runs

  • pastadivingarod

    AJ or Giambi which contract was worse?

    • Kostas

      AJ… Giambi at least produced.

    • Greg

      Giambi. Aj has a ring.

      • Kostas

        AJ was lucky that CC dominated with the help of Mo, Jeter, Posada, Pettitte… AJ was only a factor in putting pie in peoples faces.

        • first time lawng time

          EXCEPT FOR THE GEM HE PITCHED IN GAME 2 OF THE WS!

          Imagine he blows up. NYY go into Philly down 0-2z

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

            Giambi still >>> AJ. It wasn’t Giambi’s fault the Yankees never won a WS during his tenure in the Bronx. It was the mediocre pitching staffs.

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

        You’re being sarcastic right?

    • Nuke LaDoosh

      Soriano

    • jon

      what was wrong with giambi he was a beast

  • Brent

    God…

  • Jonathan Harker

    Pull this clown. He’s awful.

  • Mojo

    Haha. This is pathetic.

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

    Classic AJ. We give him a lead, then he blows up.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Noesi?

  • pastadivingarod

    I really believe AJ is being paid by the redsox

    • The Big City of Dreams

      Based on the fact he can’t beat them now you might be on to something

  • Kostas

    I think at this point, the AJ signing is a full on bust. He has effectively become our #5 starter behind Colon and Garcia.

    Wonder if the Yankees could give him plus one AAA player to Jiminez? DFA? Is Beckett the ONLY former Marlin pitcher worth a shit?

    • Greg

      He has a ring so that blocks the bust signing.

      That spot is held for Pavano

      • King George

        He was on the DL for TJS. Hardly an earned ring with the Marlins. If you’re talking about the ring with NYY, then sure. But he pretty much tarnished that repuation last year.

      • Kostas

        Ramiro Pena has a ring……it means nothing when deciding that AJ is a waste and the Yankees got their one good season from him…. he is a contract signing flop.

        • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

          Has Pena pitched seven innings of one-run ball to win a World Series game for the Yanks? If not, did he do something similar?

          Listen, I agree that the AJ signing is a bust and a waste of money (but it’s not mine), but let’s not get it twisted about the value he did bring to the table during the Yanks 2009 World Series run.

          And, no, that one championship run does not forever immunize AJ from BUST label with the Yanks. Awful ROI. Dude sucks.

  • Jonathan Harker

    These guys couldn’t get a runner to 3rd base last night in 16 innings. AJ is making them look like the 98 Yankees. Pull him and bring in Noesi.

  • Thomas Cassidy

    I try so hard to like Burnett, but I just can’t do it.

  • Mojo

    Fuck. Doesn’t Upton kill the Yankees? Hopefully AJ only gives up one more run.

  • pastadivingarod

    Montero nova cojo and Aj Burnett for Jimenz and Wiggy

  • King George

    Say it with me now: U-bal-do Ji-men-ez

  • Mickey Scheister

    It’s the Russell Simmons necklace, everytime he wears that he’s bad AJ, there… I fixed him.

  • Sheepmeister

    so the ESPN announcers are saying that joe maddon’s 30 min rule (think about the game for only 30 min after the game) is the reason the rays are doing well tonight, not AJ Burnett being terrible.

    • Jonathan Harker

      Maddon is the most overrated manager in baseball. People think he is smart. Last series people on here thought he was a genius because he put in a predominantly right handed line up against a left handed pitcher. Everybody does that! He’s an idiot.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Teixeira, that was sick.

  • Jonathan Harker

    If he gets out of this with just 2 runs he’ll be very lucky.

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

    Wow, that was some play.

  • Tut

    AJ saw Colon’s last start and said “thats nothing, watch this.”

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    Huge play by Tex

  • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    what a play

  • pastadivingarod

    I predict we will see the Experience tonight

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      The AJ Experience

  • Jonathan Harker

    Why didn’t AJ set and throw? IDIOT!

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    AJ, you should kill yourself.

  • Brent

    Oh good!

  • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    what the eff was that aj…

  • Greg

    That’s Tex’s fault. Gold Glovers make that play

  • BklynJT

    Trade for Ubaldo NOW!

    • BklynJT

      lol jk

  • Kostas

    Good grief. Send his country ass back to Arkansas.

  • jon

    that was a bad throw but come on teix you can catch that

  • pastadivingarod

    Strait up with the Mets
    Bay for Burnett
    both are shit contracts

    • DCBX

      And Bay does what? Hits for less power than Swish? ugh.

  • first time lawng time

    You guys are fucking idiots.

    1. He hasn’t pitched in 9 days. If CC were pitching like this on 8 days rest, you all would be saying that it’s because of the excess amount of rest.

    2. If AJ played for any other team, that fan base would appreciate him. Yankees fans are spoiled little brats that expect every pitcher be an ace.

    I am so fuckin sick of the hatred toward AJ generated here. Just please shut the fuck the up.

    • BklynJT

      lol

      Eduardo Nunez can throw to first better than Burnett.

    • jon

      AJs ERA+ with the yankees: 96

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        THIS. Haha he’s so bad.

    • pastadivingarod

      18 million a year for this?

      • first time lawng time

        Hate the contract, not the player.

        • BklynJT

          How about we hate both… cause he kinda sucks

    • Thomas Cassidy

      If he wasn’t a failure people wouldn’t be bitching about it. If he made 5 million, he’d be great. He isn’t worth 16M. He is worth 4M.

      • BklynJT

        To be fair, Nova makes peanuts and he was getting killed by this site earlier this year.

        • Thomas Cassidy

          Nova should be in AJ’s spot right now. Seriously. He stepped it up big time this season.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      AJ sux bawls, bra. U mad?

      • DCBX

        Great mascot, crappy #2 starter.

    • Jonathan Harker

      And if any other pitcher on the staff was making as much as he was and was the worst pitcher on the staff this year you’d be saying we need to get rid of the bum. Open your eyes and stop insulting us.

    • King George

      Dude, you’re the idiot. Look at his last three starts and tell me the criticism isn’t deserved. Jackass.

    • bonestock94

      He’s not nearly good enough for his contract. I don’t blame him though as much as the Cashman for that.

      • The Big City of Dreams

        That’s what happens when you’re desperate.

    • Rick

      He’s not the worst pitcher in the world, but he’s been a below average pitcher for the last year and a half. He gets people angry because he’s shown the ability in the past to be better than that.

  • A-ROD fan

    Ohhh GOD

  • King George

    OMG

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

    Beautiful, AJ. Beautiful.

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    tough play but looked like he may have wanted to bounce it, so he should have given Tex a better bounce. he gave him a short hop.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    AJ threw a changeup to Tex, what do you expect.

    • Mojo

      Hahahahahaha. Good stuff.

  • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

    I woula bet my first born that Nunez was gonna throw that one away.

  • Karl Krawfid

    So who is the Rookie, Cobb or Burnett?

  • Jonathan Harker

    Right now Phil Hughes is our 2nd most reliable starter.

    • Mojo

      Cringe.

      • The Big City of Dreams

        At least he made strides in his second start

  • Greg

    Adrian Gonzalez makes that play. And I’m being very serious.

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

      Seriously? That was an awful throw by AJ. All he had to do was lob it to Tex but instead he threw it in the dirt.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Josh Beckett makes that throw. And I’m being even more serious than you.

      • Greg

        He’s a gold glover. The throw was bad but it wasnt impossible.

        A gold glover makes that play.

        • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

          Like always, you miss the point.

          • Greg

            No I got the point. And I dont appreciate you saying that.

            Aj could have made a better throw. But it wasnt like the throw went into left field! It was right at him.

            • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

              Elliot Johnson is definitely Mark Melancon in disguise.

    • Sweet Dick Willie

      But does he look back Longoria at 3rd and then turn the double play?

  • wow

    well done stud.

  • Tut

    What is there to appreciate?

  • stuart a

    aj being aj.

    what a hillbilly cement head.

    really how can anyone feel good about this guy and have any confidence in him. 33 year old tease…..

  • pastadivingarod

    Burnett will stink up the place so bad tonight that Ubaldo will be a yankee by friday.

  • James A

    Burnett has to trust and throw his change up, unless you’re nolan ryan its hard to be a consistently good starter with just 2 pitches

  • Greg

    We werent expecting to win this one anyway.

    • Sweet Dick Willie

      But…but… what about MOMENTUM??? Yanks won 2 in a row, Rays lost 2 in a row. Kinda goes against everything you’ve been saying since the loss to the Mutts.

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        Yeah, Greg, where’s the MOMENTUM?!?!?!?!???????!????????????

        • Greg

          The rookie starting pitcher is a momentum killer in this case.

          • Sweet Dick Willie

            Can you post a list of your idea what constitutes momentum and what constitutes momentum killers, so we know beforehand, because right now, I gotta tell ya, I think you’re making this shit up as you go along.

            • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

              LOL

            • Oscar Gamble’s Fro
              • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

                (Woops. Link takes you site with bad words. My bad. Should not have made it active. Apologies.)

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        AJ must’ve killed the momentum. Or something.

        • Greg

          That too.

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

    Oh god, please shave that pedo-stache Martin. PLEASE!!!

  • pastadivingarod

    AJ worth 3 million a year. He will out of baseball after this deal is done.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Well he’s on pace for 2 WAR which is a league average player. He’s worth a little bit more than 3 million. Which really doesn’t matter since he’s making 18 million…

      • BklynJT

        He’ll step it up come contract time.

  • Guest

    AJ is a reason NOT to trade the farm for Ubaldo.

    Ubaldo is a better pitcher than AJ Burnett. I’m not arguing that.

    But he’s a better pitcher in the same mold. Elite stuff. Stuff that people dream on. But sketchy control (and control that’s sketchy against the Padres and Giants will not be better against the Red Sox).

    He’s worth Montero plus some other solid prospects, but I don’t think he’s a sure enough bet to warrant trading the farm.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Agreed. AJ still sucks though. Edwin Jackson come on up please!

    • pastadivingarod

      rockies want Montero for 1st and a pitcher Nova
      Since when is that the farm? They will add a lower arm like Stoneburner and it will get done. But look for them to ad Wiggy too because they want out of that contract too. They want an infielder so CoJo may go.

      • Guest

        The farm is the Montero + Banuelos/Betances + more + more.

        The Heyman rumor is that the first request was Montero + Betances + Banuelos + Nova. That’s ridiculous.

        Montero, Nova, Stoneburner, and Cojo I would do.

        • pastadivingarod

          CoJo has the talent to be another Cano

          Stoneburner is a national league ground ball machine.

          Montero has no position on the yanks

          Nova is a National league inning eater

          I do this too but only for Wiggy too

  • pastadivingarod

    Ok I will do a shot of Jack for every run Aj gives up tonight.
    who is with me?

    • YankeesJunkie

      Dude I don’t wanna die tonight, but I will have six pack.

    • Sheepmeister

      Where do you live, I will have the ambulance pick you up in the 4th inning.

    • Nuke LaDoosh

      i’m in with bong hits

  • bonestock94

    LOL what

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Hector Noesi, where art thou?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Designated 13th inning man.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    I think Wrestling is on a different channel tonight, incase this trend continues.

  • Rick

    I know it seems like batting practice, but you don’t actually have to lay a bunt down before swinging away, Johnson.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Elliot Johnson is definitely Mark Melancon in disguise..

  • Karl Krawfid

    Why no concern about AJ’s Velocity?

    • mbonzo

      Because he’s throwing it dead center of the strike zone.

      • Karl Krawfid

        At 92 mph

        • Mike HC

          Because we already know that AJ is not that good.

  • https://twitter.com/#!/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

    Just fucking trade for Jimenez. Not as a win-now, but as a win-in-the-next-three-years.

    • mbonzo

      Betances, Banuelos, and Montero will probably be on the team next year and probably contributing within three years. I like a future with those 3 guys more than Jimenez. If just 1 of them becomes an elite player, they are more valuable considering money and years. Theres a decent chance that 2/3 become elite though.

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

      I like Jimenez, but I’m concerned about what he would cost. If I was Cashman, I would hang up the phone if Colorado asks for Jesus and ManBan. We’ve got to retain one of those two.

      • Guest

        All kinds of this.

      • https://twitter.com/#!/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

        If I was Colorado, I’d be doing either Montero+Banuelos+ or Monter+Betances++

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

          I’d much rather do the latter. But Colorado will ask for much more.

  • Mojo

    Can’t hear. Was that a young, rookie catcher’s first hit in his first major league at-bat? Why do the Yankees have such a fucking issue with bringing up young talent? I don’t give a shit, I want Montero. Bury his trade value, who cares. I rather have a decent bat in this lineup for several extra games than deal with a black hole in the bottom half of our lineup.

    • Sheepmeister

      Mike Trout is hitting .125, will you give Montero any room if thats his line after his first week?

      • Mojo

        Been looking forward to Jesus for quite some time now. So… to answer your question… Yes. Without a doubt. Plus, Jesus is the son of God, which gives him the tiniest of edges over an Angel named after a fish. It’s Jesus time. Cashman, you fucking asshole, give me what I want, damnit!

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

          The biggest (and only reasonable really) reason why they haven’t called Montero up is because they don’t think he can handle a major league staff. Nobody thinks he can catch. And this team doesn’t need another first basemen/DH.

    • The Big City of Dreams

      Why do the Yankees have such a fucking issue with bringing up young talent?

      —————-

      They don’t trust it lol. I like Martin but he has disappeared since May

  • Guest

    John and Susan sound like the frustrated parents of a petualent teenager.

  • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

    The entire 24-hour narrative of the Yanks need for Ubaldo cooling after the Coach’s Son’s decent outing will need to be redone based on one quick stroke of the craptacular, again, by AJ.

  • mbonzo

    Anyone else have about 20% of their posts going to the spam filter and just not showing up? Quite frustrating.

    • https://twitter.com/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

      I was until I changed the link in my handle…. but since you don’t have that, welp.

    • Monteroisdinero

      Are they Jeterbashers?

    • DCBX

      seconded.

  • pastadivingarod

    44 pitches Aj 4 inings tonight

  • pastadivingarod

    SKOAL !

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Upton slam

    • Greg

      Close

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Almost

    • mbonzo

      You gotta think that’d be out in an open ballpark.

  • https://twitter.com/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

    GIVE ME SHORTSTOP WITH RAAAAAAANGE

    • Greg

      What about Nunez?

      • https://twitter.com/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

        quite possibly.

  • pastadivingarod

    [Filling three shot glasses of Jack]

    • Nuke LaDoosh

      [putting down my lighter]

  • Monteroisdinero

    Almost 8-1. Wow.

  • wow

    ok, that’s more than enough from our #2 pitcher.

    • Nuke LaDoosh

      well, no denying he is Number Two

      • DCBX

        I laughed.

  • Jonathan Harker

    Girardi needs to take this clown out of the game immediately. If the playoffs started today AJ would not be in the rotation. Pretty sad that a guy with a dead arm and two has beens are ahead of you.

    • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

      But AJ has Great Stuff!!!

  • Mike Myers

    BJ is on my fantasy team….is it wrong that I would be happy with either situation?

    • mbonzo

      Yes.

  • Greg

    Aj has been vitimized by some bad luck (Tex failing to block the ball and the infield hit) and his own wildness.

    • Jonathan Harker

      LOL! Sharply hit doubles and singles, walk to Damon, not setting and throwing to Teixera. He’s all at fault.

      • Greg

        A gold glover blocks that ball. Better throw yes, but a gold glover blocks that ball.

        And I did mention his wildness.

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

          (Checks out Tex’s resume) Yep, Gold Glove. You were saying?

  • Matt

    Is anyone shocked? When you have starters going on 10 days of rest, you can’t expect them to be sharp with their control.

    Girardi thinks that he’s helping his pitchers out by giving them a bunch of extra days of rest, but if you give them more than 1 or 2 days, you’re throwing them off tremendously. Burnett has not pitched since last Saturday, which is 9 days now.

    I don’t understand his post all star break rotation. Keep these guys as close to being on turn as you can, with one extra day of rest at most.

    • Mike Myers

      Matt,

      Dont blame Girardi for AJs suckyness

      • Mike HC

        Exactly.

    • Jonathan Harker

      Freddy was already on a lot of rest so he had to go ahead of AJ. You want CC to throw as many games as possible so he’s ahead of AJ. Hughes also had been on a lot of rest. Not sure what he was supposed to do.

  • Greg

    When you think about this may just be a market correction for the Rays. 0 runs in 16 innings than 4 runs in 2 innings.

    I know Aj had something to do with that.

    • Sweet Dick Willie

      Well what is it, market correction or momentum? As I said, I think you just make this shit up on the fly.

      • Greg

        No I heard Keith Hernandez mention it.

        • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

          Before you take anything Keith Hernandez says as gospel, you should be aware that Rick James was definitely right about one thing.

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        It’s momentum-correction.

  • Rockstar4Life

    Is it too much to ask for some lineup adjustments? Jeter belongs nowhere near the lead off spot. And Tex is the 3 hole is just as big of a joke.

    • Joe Girardi

      Yes.

    • Mike Myers

      doesnt matter if AJ gives up 2 per inning

    • Monteroisdinero

      “Guys go through slumps. I sure did when I played.”

      /Girardi

  • Monteroisdinero

    Grandy swings at ball 4-bummer.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Joe Girardi needs to grow a pair of and change this damn lineup around.

    • Greg

      Give me a starting lineup that wont hurt any egos.

      • Karl Krawfid

        Garder, Jeter, Grandy, Tex, Cano, Swish, Posada, Martin, Nunez.

        From Mike.

        You can even change Cano and Grandy.

        • Greg

          So you want a .239 hitter batting cleanup?

          • mbonzo

            pssst… he’s OPSing .846

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

              pssst… haven’t you heard? BA is the only thing that matters. Screw those stat geeks.

              /that guy’d

              • Greg

                I heard his OBP was bad for a first baseman.

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

                  This is true. And I wasn’t making fun of you.

          • Karl Krawfid

            He’s batting third now I mean Jesus Christ.

        • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

          Switch Cano and Tex.

      • Hall and Nokes

        1. Jeter
        2. Jeter
        3. Jeter
        4. Jeter
        5. Jeter
        6. Posada
        7. Jeter
        8. Jeter
        9. Jeter

        • Mike Myers

          awesome.

        • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

          Brilliant!

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        Draw names from a hat. Seriously.

    • Sweet Dick Willie

      That may make you (and a lot of other fans as well) feel better, but it’s unlikely to have any kind of significant impact on the number of runs scored.

  • https://twitter.com/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

    Picked David Ortiz tonight in Picksix -_____-

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

    Cy Cobb

  • Guest

    Now that is some BABIP bad luck.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      No it’s not. If there’s no shift that’s a ground ball to short.

      • Guest

        True.

        I was more referencing the fact that the odds of Tex hitting the ball to the left side of the infield and making an out is low. Only one guy on the left side and he hit it to him.

  • teddy

    all 3 outs on changeup

    i would complain, but there no point

  • Mike Myers

    Everyone needs to stop complaining about the lineup. Its proven to make little difference. AJ sucks my ass….thats the issue. If we were up 1 – 0 this early in the game no one would complain.

    • bonestock94

      Alex Cobb shouldn’t look this good either

    • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

      Some were complaining about the line-up before the game started.

  • IRF

    This guy isn’t particularly good at pitching

    • Mike Myers

      but you forget….he has great ‘stuff’

      • IRF

        If pitching was determined by the amount of break on your curveball, AJ would be an ace.

  • Jonathan Harker

    Why is Noesi not in this ballgame? AJ doesn’t have anything today. He can’t get anyone out and is just going to give up another run or two this inning, then it’s over.

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

      NO! WE ARE GONNA GET SOME LENGTH OUT OF THIS MOTHERFUCKER!

  • mbonzo

    AJ might be crap tonight, but its amazing how most of the groundballs are finding holes. BABIP YOU GO TO HELL, YOU GO TO HELL AND YOU DIE!

  • pastadivingarod

    and here we go
    {moves shot glasses more near for easy access}

  • Matt

    They have been having horrible at bats since the Mets series. Hard to hit a home run when you’re swinging at pitches in the dirt. The offense really needs to step it up during this stretch against division rivals.

    If Burnett doesn’t give up any more runs, it’d be hard to blame him if they lose this game. 4 runs is hardly the end of the world, especially with a rookie without strikeout stuff on the mound. Grind out some at bats for once and rally.

    • Greg

      Oh its you.

      • Matt

        Stop responding to my posts, unless you plan to add something intelligent (highly unlikely given your history).

        • CS Yankee

          You sound positive, Greg is that donkey in Winnie-the-poo.

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

      Cobb has really kept the Yankees off balance with his changeup and curveball, both of which are working well tonight. The Yankees struggle against guys like this.

  • Guest

    4 BBs for Dellin through 3.

    Sigh. Strikes, Dellin, strikes.

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

      All four walks in one inning too.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        Yikes.

      • mbonzo

        Banuelos and Betances go crazy walking people and Montero puts up a big 0 for 5 with 3 K’s last night. Sounds like someone doesn’t want to go to Colorado.

    • Nuke LaDoosh

      maybe he’s pitching bad so the yanks can tell the Rox how much he sucks

  • wow

    does Cashman still think we can make the playoffs with our current pitching staff? What’s that?… Now he’s saying we can win it all with this pitching staff?. Ok then.

    • Greg

      Given the rest of the American League. Yes.

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

      You have to complete disregard everything he says, it’s GM speak. Do you expect to come out and say “we need pitching?” If he does that, everyone’s price instantly goes up.

      • wow

        oh I’m with ya, but frick, I’ll bet serious money that’s coming back to haunt him.

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

          How so?

      • YankeesJunkie

        I am hoping for the day where he says where it is necessary to have a LOOGY on the team. I will rejoice.

      • mbonzo

        He said the same thing last year and it seemed like GMs actually believed him. Didn’t Cashman say that he was surprised the Diamondbacks didn’t approach him about Dan Haren. If you’re trying to play the, we’re good enough card, don’t be surprised when teams don’t approach you about pieces you need. He should try not saying anything to the media.

  • Mike HC

    Should I be excited that they just compared Hughes curveball to Kenny Powers?

    • NEPA Yankee

      Better than comparing it to Austin Powers curveball, I guess.

  • Mojo

    Red Sox are superior. Even Salty, Nancy Drew, and Scooter I’d take over our guys and I’m Swisher’s #6 fan!

    • Greg

      Drew is having an awful year.

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

      Drew is dunzo.

      • Mojo

        I know Drew’s done, just emphasizing how underwhelmed I am with our supposed vaunted lineup. Beyond Swisher and Martin, it’s Teixera, however, that really PISSES me off. Watching him at the plate now is OFFICIALLY worse than the Jeter ground out experience. I agree, lineup shuffles are in order, as well as rookie call-up.

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

          How can you be pissed off at Swisher? He’s been killing the ball for two months now.

          • Mojo

            I don’t know. I guess I’ve always looked at him as an extremely streaky player. He’ll have torrid bouts of colossal production only to fall off precipitously. I know how most we proclaim that players streaking is a normal phenomenon, but, let’s be honest, this team is BUILT on said streak. The only semi-consistent bat is Cano. They’re either hot or cold. I don’t recall much of a medium with this current lineup . . . And, WTF is with this unseen pitcher horse shit?! This team is not built to win it all. That’s my frank and honest analysis. I haven’t felt this way in a while and it sucks that I do now.

            • ItsATarp

              Grandy and Arod (pre injury) has been pretty consistent..your not going to find many teams where every team hits every game…last night the sox got shutout for 15 innings

    • Rockstar4Life

      They were superior going into this season so it’s not a surprise. They got a nice bounce back season from David Arias and they continue to win with a patchwork rotation. And they are in position to dominate the AL east for the next few years since the Yankees have far too many old guys and egos.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        Seriously?

    • Sweet Dick Willie

      Nancy – 225/325/313 76 OPS+

      Swish – 255/366/416 113 OPS+

      Yep. Spoken like a true Sux fan.

      • Mojo

        Yeah . . . I’m a Red Sox fan . . . You got me! (Sigh)

        • Sweet Dick Willie

          Well why would a Yankees fan say that Nancy is superior to Swish?

          • Mojo

            Swisher’s my favorite Yankee after Cano (and probably Robertson). It was basic frustration reiterating the not-so-subtle fact that the Red Sox lineup is far superior to the Yankees’. I know Drew sucks, I do, but it’s honestly quite frightening to see how good that team is, even with him in the 8-hole. I mean, fuck, even Reddick is killing the ball . . . Haha, I seriously hate to say this, but it’s like that team is simply grittier, not a bunch of overpaid, over-the-hill “superstars” slumping every other week. It pains me to say that, considering my uber hatred of both Youkilis and Pedroia, but it’s the only way I knew how to put it.

          • Mojo

            I replied with a response, but it didn’t go through. Apparently it was reported as spam and I’m too beleaguered to rewrite it.

          • ItsATarp

            Because he’s a complete moron

            • Mojo

              Haha. Wow. You’re a complete fucking dick. Bravo. COOL STORY, BRO!

  • Greg

    Even David Cone knew this was coming

  • pastadivingarod

    Glad Cone likes AJ cause no one in here does

  • Guest

    Walking Eliot Johnson, would be, bad.

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    This game is not over !

  • BklynJT

    Cano’s idea of patience is deciding to take a pitch before it’s even thrown…

    • The Big City of Dreams

      And you can tell because the bat stays on his shoulder. It’s like he says alright let me get this out of the way. *watches first pitch down the middle for a strike*

  • Mike HC

    Cone calling out Yanks pitching coach again tonight for lecturing during a start. He does not pull punches.

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

    You know what we haven’t done in a while? The Yankees will bring the tying run to the plate in this game.

    • YankeesJunkie

      Bold statement!

  • Greg

    Damn he’s good.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I still hate Sean Rodriguez

  • teddy

    another out on a changeup, there no adjustment as usual

    • Mike HC

      If only it were that easy.

      • teddy

        never said it was, but good offensive make adjustments

        • Sweet Dick Willie

          So are you’re saying the Yanks don’t have a good offense?

          • teddy

            techincally yes, but right now 4 of the 9 absoutely suck, so i shouldn’t complain really

        • Mike HC

          fair enough. I’m all for the get more hits adjustment as well to be honest.

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

    Fucking Sean Rodriguez.

  • Guest

    Roo-kie pitch-er, clap, clap, clapclapclap.

    Nothing new under the sun.

    • Mike HC

      There is still time to mash him up.

      And Singleton just read a stat where the Yanks are the only team not to lose to a rookie pitcher yet this year.

      • Greg

        Market correction time.

        • Sweet Dick Willie

          Or maybe it’s momentum time! I can never tell.

      • Guest

        Haha, I stand corrected. Confirmation bias: she’s a powerful temptress.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Swish paid big money to jog out infield grounders. I hate being old school.

  • mbonzo

    Hit one out Russ.

  • Monteroisdinero

    A Durham battery keeping us in check. How about our SWB battery-Nova to Montero.

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

    BABIP fucked

  • wow

    unbelievable… how do these guys keep hitting right at fielders.

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist_7 Carlosologist

    AJ gave up four runs? I’m scared to ask how.

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

      Little bit of everything. Some walks, some singles, some stupid defense, some booming doubles.

      • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist_7 Carlosologist

        Wonderful. And I can see they haven’t figured out Cobb yet.

  • pastadivingarod

    Shocked Seattle hasn’t called and asked for the same 4 for Felix
    that could stock the mariners back to respectability.

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

      It’s been established that the Mariners aren’t going to trade F-Her.

      • pastadivingarod

        Those 4 players are worth it.
        Montero gives them a big bat to match with the 1st baseman they got last year.
        Pinero
        Nova
        Banulos
        Betance

        that is a serious future rotation even in the weak west.

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

          Tell that to the Mariners’ front office. The Yankees would definitely do this trade. If there’s anyone you’re going to sell the farm for, it’s King Felix. But the Mariners are dead set on keeping him. Plus he has publicly stated he doesn’t want to pitch for the Yankees.

    • pastadivingarod

      CC Felix would get us wins against boston in the playoffs
      CC Ubaldo not so much.

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

        Based on what, exactly?

        • pastadivingarod

          Felix has taken out the boston line up before. (also has better stuff)
          Ubaldo we just do not know.

          CC and Felix would keep us in the 4 games they pitch.

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

            Felix is definitely the better pitcher. But in a 7 game series, anything can happen.

    • YankeesJunkie

      While Felix Hernandez they are building a nice little team in Seattle and also it would cost the farm then some.

      I am thinking Gardner, Hughes, Montero, Banuelos/Betances as a jumping off point. It sounds extreme, but the trade will hurt. That is what I like about European soccer and their transfer fees and loans all it costs is money for the most part.

  • teddy

    then again, shouldn’t complain about the offense, when 4 of the 9 hitters suck

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

    AJ refuses to have an easy inning.

    • Sweet Dick Willie

      In AJ’s defense, that looked like a pretty good pitch. He just didn’t get the call.

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

        Longoria leaned into it, that made the umpire think it was inside even though it caught the corner.

  • pastadivingarod

    83 pitches Aj in shower soon

  • Greg

    Once again AJ has kept us within striking distance.
    That’s the difference between last year and this year.

    • YankeesJunkie

      Agreed. Still what he has done the last two years was more expected in years 4 and 5 rather than 2 and 3.

      Whatever, still going to root for him just as hard since he is on the team till 2013.

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

    Go Orioles!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    7-6 Orioles. Let’s hope they can at least win 1/3.

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

      With Kevin Gregg out, they might actually be able to protect that lead. Who am I kidding, nah.

      • CBean

        Yeah, I have no faith in the Orioles even with Boston pen being exhausted.

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

      You know the Orioles will find a way to blow their slim lead.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        I would take the Yankees not playing the Orioles if it meant the Sox didn’t play them.

  • Jonathan Harker

    Arod can’t get back soon enough. 1 run off Bob Cobb just isn’t going to cut it.

  • Grit for Brains

    I know people have done the whole lineup complaints part of the thread already, but batting your highest OBP eighth is deserving of a major face palm.

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

      What do you mean? He led off this inning, didn’t he?

      • Grit for Brains

        and he got to third base with one out…why wouldn’t you want to maximize the chances of that?

        • Guest

          I think Mike was kidding, given he’s strongly pro hitting Gardner at the top of the lineup.

      • Grit for Brains

        I blame this on the Trop, that place is hood

  • Guest

    Brett Gardner. Leadoff hitter.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Holy shit who the fuck is this guy who stole on the first pitch? That is how you do it.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Let’s see how Jeter fails to bring the runner home.

  • CBean

    They better bring Gardner home.

  • Mojo

    Hopefully the clock will strike 12 for Cinderella Cobb as the Yanks turn the lineup over for a third time.

  • Guest

    When Gardner gets hot, he gets En Fuego.

    • YankeesJunkie

      Brett Gardner in LF is auto average player with replacement level hitting. Thankfully, he is an above average hitter and an elite base runner.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Predictable…

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

    Nice one, Derek.

  • Greg

    Nasty pitch

  • ItsATarp

    Glad we have our bestest hitter have so many Ab’s

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Someone should tell Jeter that his next PA he has a chance to for 3000 hits.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    That’s our leadoff hitter, folks.

  • Mojo

    Jeter always doing the exact opposite of what he should do.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Fundamental baseball:
    1) leadoff walk
    2) stolen base
    3) grounder to right side to advance runner
    4) jeter ab

    /fundamentally flawed

  • Greg

    Not in time

  • YankeesJunkie

    BABIP!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I LOVE it when the shift doesn’t work.

  • Hummingbird S.

    better lucky than good.

  • CBean

    That was just luck, but I’ll take it.

  • Hall and Nokes

    The shift is weak. Play straight up, like real men.

  • https://twitter.com/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

    BAbip: Corrected!

  • teddy

    finally lets go cano

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

    Thank god Tex just beat that throw. I was about to get really pissed off that he got screwed over by the shift again.

  • CBean

    I miss Yankee homeruns.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Regression is a bitch.

  • https://twitter.com/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

    wtf…

  • BklynJT

    …..

  • Greg

    Technical diffiulties!

  • CBean

    My YES just froze. Bring my baseball back!

  • sangreal

    bad timing YES. Not cool

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    WHAT happened?

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

    What the fuck is up with YES? Is anyone else not seeing the game too?

  • mbonzo

    Brown out in the stadium.

  • Hall and Nokes

    With 2 outs in the top 5th? Outstanding.

  • BklynJT

    It better not be commercial when it comes back.

  • Zooboy

    My guess: AJ Burnett stuck his finger in the socket.

    • Jonathan Harker

      lol

    • BklynJT

      Great guess…. so that’s where AJ get’s his electric stuff from.

  • SDM

    such a piece of shit stadium….

  • Crime Dog

    I think a bank of lights went out?

  • mike_h

    wtf just happened???

    now a commercial is playing wtf YES

  • https://twitter.com/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

    well, that was embarassing.

  • mbonzo

    Time was called, you guys aren’t missing anything.

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

    I guess these commercials mean Cano made an out. Fuck.

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

      Oh, never mind.

    • Greg

      Nope, power’s out

  • sangreal

    Apparently power is out at the tropicana dump

  • King George

    Power outage at the Trop. Further proof the Trop is a piece of shit.

  • Michael

    Yep, ESPN said some lights went out.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Girardi and maddon talking to umps. Some lights out. No pitch until lights fixed. still 3-2 count

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Fucking Trop

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

    There’s a power outage at the Trop, just pulled the teams off the field.

  • Zach

    Brown out at the stadium. Radio says a whole bank of lights is out. Players are off the field.

  • https://twitter.com/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

    While we’re collectively bitching, what the hell is up with Twitter? does this happen often? I’m kinda new.

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

      AJ broke it.

    • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

      Yes. It does. As well as other crazies like a missing timeline.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Tropicana should get hit by hurricane

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I wonder if this is because of the broken light last night.

  • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Steve S.

    JackCurryYES Jack Curry
    Brian Cashman is watching Dellin Betances pitch for Trenton tonight. Said it’s because he hasn’t seen Betances since the spring.

    Yep. No other reason.

    • boogie down

      Heh, my boss told me today that Cash issued a statement saying he’s very happy with the way the team is presently constituted and has no plans to alter it anytime soon (or something to that effect).

      This was supposed to be concrete evidence that there won’t be an Ubaldo trade; while there’s no guarantee of one actually going down, I wanted to ask, “You aren’t that dumb, are you?”

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

    Goddammit. Tropicana field is such a piece of shit.

  • pastadivingarod

    AJ was so bad that he blew out the lights

  • mbonzo

    1 strike from an official game, if this game gets called the Rays are gonna be kicking themselves.

  • SDM

    Can the yankees just rent out the tampa facility park to the rays? The trop is such an embarassment to baseball

    turf, shitty building, lights going out….really

  • Chip

    So, if the power outage goes too long and Cobb has to come out, does he get the win if Cano makes an out here?

    • boogie down

      Nope. Five complete, and not a pitch short, that’s the rule.

      • SamWalt

        Isn’t it ultimately at the discretion of the official scorer?

        • boogie down

          I know that applies at some point, but not in cases similar to this, since a starter must complete 5 innings to be eligible for a win. For example:

          http://www.baseball-reference......5080.shtml

          CC had 2 strikes on whichever hitter was batting in the bottom of the 5th when the game was stopped. Although he had a 6-3 lead, it was Aceves who recorded the final out in the 5th (as well as two more). It is possible, however, that the official scorer was allowed to determine the winner of the game, while having to exclude Sabathia.

  • Mike HC

    hahaha, only in Tampa.

  • Brooklyn Ed

    power hit during Cano at bat? it have to happen during a critical moment.

  • Monteroisdinero

    no game for 20 minutes until electricians can fix lights

  • Hall and Nokes

    Joe Maddon (sheepishly): So, if we can’t complete the game tonight, you guys up for a doubleheader tomorrow?

    • BklynJT

      They can run a straight triple header… not like they are going to lose any gates with that weak fan base.

  • MikeD

    Roy Hobbs arriving at the Trop.

    Perhaps power will stay off and they’ll have to start from the beginning tomorrow!

  • #24!!!!

    Just turned on the tv in time to hear Kenny Singleton say the Trop has been hit by lightning. Really? File that under “Only at the Trop”

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Javy’s fault.

    • Crime Dog

      Beat me to it haha

  • pastadivingarod

    Lightning hit the trop it used to be the thunderdome when the lightning played there. It really was bbuilt as cheap as possible and the Rays have a deal to be there for another 3 years.

  • Crime Dog

    Blame Javy

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

    Grandy was telling the Rays mascot to put on his Yankees helmet. Grandy is so awesome.

    • nedro

      what the fuck is that thing, anyway?

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

        I have no fucking idea. I didn’t even know the Rays had a mascot honestly.

  • pastadivingarod

    This is girardi paying back Maddon for not playing the doubleheader in NY before the break. FU Tampa.

  • Tut

    Waiting for AJ apologists to say he did a great job of keeping them in the game.

    • Greg

      Well he did.

      • Jetrer

        You’re content with 4 runs in 4 innings??

        • ItsATarp

          he can go longer you know…

          • Jetrer

            Right, but he has to hold it at 4 for 2 more innings before he gets credit for “keeping them in the game”

            • Jetrer

              nope

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

      I wouldn’t call it a great job, but they are still in the game.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Power outage at the Trop. YOU GOTTA BE BLEEPIN’ ME!

  • SDM

    while we are waiting apparently Betances got groundballed hit to death all the while striking walking a ton of guys and striking even more out.

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

    Clearly Kenny has never seen Back To The Future. A bolt of lightning is 1.21 jigawatts.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Fun fact.

    AJ (2008-2011): 9.8 percent of batters faced resulting in a walk. He has 42 HB and 57 WP. K/BB 2.14
    Ubaldo (2008-2011): 10.3 percent of batters faced resulting in a walk. 34 HBP 46 WP. K/BB 2.11

    Now I believe Ubaldo is the superior pitcher but it’s food for thought. One also did it in the AL West and one against the NL West.

    • http://riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      I’m sure Ubaldo’s walk rate would be better if you take out all the number eight hitters he IBB’d to get to the pitcher. Also, those are his first three years in the bigs, there’s a learning curve.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Taking out the 22 IBB’s his BB% 9.5
        And yes it’s only his first 3.5 seasons but even in the minors he has some control issues. He’s still young enough to improve and is quite valuable but Montero/Betances is the absolute highest you can go IMO.

        • Avi

          If you take out Ubaldo’s intentional BB’s you have to take out Burnett’s too. It’s not like he didn’t issue ANY of them.
          Like Mike said you’re banking on a learning curve with Ubaldo which may well happen. But it could just as easily NOT happen and this is the pitcher he’s gonna be.

          • JobaWockeeZ

            Burnett only has 5 during the same time.

    • Avi

      Great stats. People are mistaken in thinking this guy is an elite pitcher. He isn’t. He’ll be like many previous Cashman starting pitcher acquisitions where the Yankees thought they were getting an ace only to end up disappointed. Such as Pavano, Burnett, Vazquez Part one & part two, Kevin Brown, Randy Johnson..
      I’d much rather see the Yanks go for a Kuroda, Wandy, Dempster type and keep Montero, Banuelos etc.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        I’m jumping on TSJC’s Edwin Jackson bandwagon.

        • Avi

          That’ll work.
          Decent starting pitching is much more abundant than people realize.
          It reminds me of the 2000 season when the Yankees needed a hitter. Get the Justice not the Sosa.

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

    Cano is going to swing at the first pitch

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

      Yep

      • JobaWockeeZ

        That’s on the level of predicting a GIDP with Jeter if possible.

      • Greg

        It was 3-2 and in the zone. He had no choice.

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

          I know, I’m just messing around.

  • Dank Weather Forecasts!

    The smartest thing a potential Yankee playoff contender, other than the Phillies, could do to enhance their chances of winning is haul up their entire Single A pitching staff and insert them into the rotation with instructions to throw nothing but change-ups and fastballs. The Yankees would be completely flummoxed.

  • Mister Delaware

    No one better than Cano to have to start a PA at 3-2.

  • https://twitter.com/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

    Went over to DRays Bay, to see their reactions on this. Someone said that St. Pete thinks the Trop is good indefinitely, just root for a hurricane.

  • Chip

    Well that was anticlimatic

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    i don’t even know how to describe this experience.

  • pastadivingarod

    Its like the Kingdump Part 2

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

    AJ just can’t have an easy inning can he?

  • pastadivingarod

    Just go get him girardi

  • King George

    Fucking Jorge. You suck balls.

  • mbonzo

    I’m getting tired of Posada.

  • Tut

    Horrible at bat Posada

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

    Damn it Jorge, that’s Jeter’s job!

  • Chip

    That was the slowest developing double play of my life

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Jorge slows everything down

  • Hummingbird S.

    shitty offense is shitty.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Was that Posada dp in Yes-Mo?

  • Jake H

    I can’t wait for Posada to be off this team.

  • Matt

    No approach from these hitters. The most obvious double play situation in the world, and Jorge thinks he’s getting a first pitch fastball from a guy who has thrown almost 50% splitters? Not to mention, the pitch was way out of the strike zone to begin with.

    • Greg

      What about right there? Martin thought he would get a splitter?

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

      If you have all the answers, what are you doing here?

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        Waiting for the beginning of RAB Coaching™

    • ItsATarp

      like i said before, i’m glad you know more than players who have played this game their whole lives.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Montero needs to be up with this team, he can’t be worse than some of those guys.

    • Greg

      Then who do we trade for?

    • Chip

      O yes he could. Not saying he WOULD but he surely COULD

    • bonestock94

      He’s just above average this year and hasn’t been improving recently. Let him earn a call up.

  • Jonathan Harker

    Tough to win ballgames when you’re down to 4 quality hitters in your lineup- Grandy, Cano, Swisher, Gardner. And Gardner can’t get above 8th in the lineup. Teix hitting .240, Posada .224, Martin .220. Just awful.

  • Brandon

    I said it once and I said it again. Jorge adds absolutely nothing to this team. Experience, you say? This whole team is experienced besides Nunez, Noesi and Wade. He needs to retire already. It is well past his time at this point. Sure Montero may not be doing great right now, but bring him up already. That bat is more than ready at this point.

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

      Luckily the Yankees have stated they aren’t going to bring him back after this season.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Good move by Girardi. He was done.

  • Cuso

    GTFO A.J.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Hector Noesi!

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    I find this to be funny. the headline on espn mlb is “As Bad As It Gets: A.J Burnett is behind again against the Rays, contuining a season-long trend.” i wonder if they have similar headlines for lackey, maybe “a gritty competitor whether he’s ahead or behind”

    • JobaWockeeZ

      I don’t know if you posted here before but I’m sad I never got to think of that handle.

      • Bartolo’s Colon

        I actually have, but for some reason none of my comments were posting with my old handle. that was just the first thing i thought of

      • CMP

        I don’t think anyone claimed “Yei’s Cock” yet.

  • CMP

    14 baserunners in 5.1 innings tonight and an error to boot. Fine game by AJ.

    I can’t wait to hear someone say he kept the Yankees “in the game” tonight.

    • Greg

      David Cone and Ken Singleton both said it.

    • JonS

      Can we trade AJ + cash to the NL this off season?

      • CMP

        I’d be all for it but I can’t ever remember the Yankees eating part of someone’s contract to move them.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Noesi with no command at all..

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

    BJ is getting a second shot at getting a grand slam.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      0 for 2. He hasn’t reached his full potential yet.

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

        He’s just 26 so he’s got time on his side.

        • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

          I was just referencing Michael Kay saying that over and over during the Rays series at YS.

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

            Heh. I’d take his brother’s potential over his.

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

    The hell was that Russ?

    • JonS

      The ‘stache made him do it…

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Yay Noesi.

  • King George

    Could be a huge point in the game.

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

    Score some damn runs now.

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

    Hurlin’ Hector

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Crush that bullpen.

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

    Look at that, Gardner leading off another inning. Girardi’s a genius, I tells ya.

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

    3-0 autostrike

    • mbonzo

      6-0

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

    That was fucking ball 4.

  • Cy Pettitte

    3-0 autostrike ugh.

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

    BABIP fucked again

  • teddy

    fuck this ump

  • mbonzo

    Jeter shouldn’t take the bat off his shoulders.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat
    • mbonzo

      Girardi should have used his challenge.

    • Jetrer

      In fairness, Noesi’s last pitch to Upton was a ball as well

  • JohnnyC

    Geico commercials jumped the shark a couple of years ago. Stop trying to be funny…you’re not.

  • https://twitter.com/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

    Arod’s home runs > Jeter’s hits. I could care less if the milestone’s been “cheapened”.

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

      This.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Seconded.

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

    Can I have a Granderslam please?

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

      Can I have a Teix message then?

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

        Apparently too much to ask for.

        Whatever happened to Too Many Homers?

  • Jetrer

    espn finally good for something – their camera anyways

  • mbonzo

    No faith in Tex here.

  • IRF

    Ugh. I do not feel comfortable with Tex in this situation

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Calling an IF popup here

    • Cy Pettitte

      50/50 IF popup or strike 3 on a change up

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Close enough

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

    RISP fails, defensive blunders, AJ meltdowns, this game has it all.

  • IRF

    Fuck this ump

  • https://twitter.com/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

    Well, that sucked major nuts.

  • mbonzo

    Someone take this homeplate umpire outback and put him out of his misery.

    • https://twitter.com/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

      I would gladly take him to Outback.

      • FIPster Doofus

        I’d take him for a nice bloomin’ onion and NEVER call him again.

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

        ….and poison his Bloomin’ Onions.

  • Jonathan Harker

    I really hate ESPN. We couldn’t even see that pitch location because of the behind the plate camera angle. I say it every time and nothing ever gets changed.

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

    What was he waiting for? Too close to take with two strikes.

  • teddy

    redsox give up 7 , they score 11. yanks can’t do shit

    • Rockstar4Life

      To be fair the Red Sox have been playing a lot of really bad teams as of late. And after this series they get to play two more crappy teams in the Mariners and Royals, both in Fenway.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        But after the Rays the Yankees play the A’s, Mariners, and Orioles. That’s the time to make up ground.

        • JohnnyC

          How do you figure if they’re playing the Mariners and Royals at Fenway?

  • Hummingbird S.

    2 more stranded, 7 on the night and 1-8 with RISP. Just another day at the office for the guys.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    can’t wait for a-rod to come back

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Yeah seriously.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat
  • ItsATarp
  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    Of course the Orioles blow their lead.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      It started because they walked Darnell fucking Mcdonald. That just pisses me off.

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

        Darnell McDonald is like their version of Francisco Cervelli. Awful bench player who somehow manages to avoid getting DFA’d or sent down.

  • FIPster Doofus

    The Orioles are a sick fucking joke.

    • mbonzo

      Buck Showalter can Suck my Bhowalter.

  • King George

    Not sure if it’s funny or just fucking pathetic that the Orioles can’t do fucking shit against the Sox. Got swept at Fenway and now they’re getting railed at Camden. It’s pathetic. Just two wins out of the last 5 or 6 would have been fucking nice to have. Just ridiculous.

    • first time lawng time

      Not sure if it’s funny or just fucking pathetic that the Yankees can’t do fucking shit against the Sox. Got swept at Yankee Stadium and then they got railed at Fenway. It’s pathetic. Just two wins out of the last 5 or 6 would have been fucking nice to have. Just ridiculous.

      On a serious note, yes, I agree with what you’re saying. The O’s are fucking useless.

  • JohnnyC

    Umpires make bad calls but that was too close a pitch to take with 2 strikes.

    • mbonzo

      Umpires make bad calls, bad umpires make lots of bad calls.

    • ItsATarp

      it was in the other batter’s box…not exactly that close

    • CP

      How is swinging at pitches out of the strike zone ever a good strategy?

      • JobaWockeeZ

        That’s the zone the entire day. It’s also not a good strategy to not do anything when it’s being called a strike all night.

  • Greg

    The Red Sox get away with so much bad pitching. WHy cant we do that? This year it seems that our pitching has overachived. Yet we dont get any love at all. I’m sorry, but it really depresses me.

    • IRF

      Yankee pitchers have performed BETTER than excepted. Thats a good thing.

      • Greg

        Yes but when our pitchers give up 5 runs, we cant get them back. When their pitchers give 5 runs, the Red Sox score 7

        • IRF

          We’re playing the Rays right?

  • Jetrer

    this umpire is a fucking joke

    • mbonzo

      When is Girardi gonna get thrown out already?

  • Jonathan Harker

    This homeplate ump is one of the worst in recent memory, worse than Angel Hernandez.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    man if nunie keeps playing defense like this, he might get himself a gold glove

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Ump must be getting Bj’s from the Rays.

    http://www.brooksbaseball.net/.....type=3.gif

  • Jetrer

    Heads its a strike, tails its a ball
    http://www.brooksbaseball.net/.....type=7.gif

    absolute fucking Joke

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

    Let’s see if they can turn this leadoff single into something.

  • mbonzo

    Here comes the 3-0 autostrike

  • Jonathan Harker

    This is our inning, gotta at least tie it up.

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

    Now would be a great time for Andruw Jones to make his bones.

    • mbonzo

      Or just walk

    • first time lawng time

      I can’t think of anything good he’s done that hasn’t come against Toronto.

      • CP

        Games against Toronto count too…

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

        He hit a home run against the Red Sox in a game that they lost.

        He also hit a home run in his first Yankee at-bat. But I forget who it was against.

        And don’t you remember that big RBI double he had against the Mariners?

  • Rockstar4Life

    DP for Posada following by swinging strike out for Martin. Good times.

    • Rockstar4Life

      I mean Jones 3 run homer.

  • Brandon

    Hey look at this familiar face. Krazy Kyle Farnesworthless.

    Hmmm, Posada cant be to happy about that. Maybe he gets rediculously upset again and calls it quits? #wishfulthinking

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Tie this up.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    it looks like posada is thinking about benching himself tomorrow

    • Dank Weather Forecasts!

      yeah – watching this on gameday – was that posada pull the beginning of a new fiasco?

      • JohnnyC

        ARod being out 4-6 weeks and Tex not hitting puts some real heat on Posada for sure. He may be looking at a DFA (especially if Yanks trade for Beltran).

  • IRF

    Damn, that was soooooo close

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

      He just missed an oppo bomb

    • JohnnyC

      Wasn’t even warning track. Going Michael Kay on that?

  • Brandon

    Oh hello, Krazy Kyle. Nice to see you again.

  • bonestock94

    Oh, please give me sweet sweet revenge here

  • Greg

    OK Brett

    • mbonzo

      Gardyslam?!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Thank god it’s Gardner. GIDP is hard here.

  • first time lawng time

    Jorge really does whine a lot. I love ya, Jorgie, but seriously stop complaining like a little beeyotch and shut up.

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

    The Yankees have to score here.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Yes thank you happy birthday.

  • mbonzo

    GARDNER YOU BEAUTIFUL MAN!

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

    Yeah Gardner! Now let’s get one more!

  • Brandon

    Brett Gardner. Good at baseball.

  • first time lawng time

    DP or SO from Captain Clutch coming up.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Nunie and Jeter. PLEASE tie this up.

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

    Yes.

  • mbonzo

    GARDNER! And he took out that asshole Rodriguez.

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

    YES! TIE GAME BITCHES!

  • IRF

    GRIT! What a slide. Play of the game right there

  • Grit for Brains

    That was a gritty slide.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    2 double play balls that have meant runs tonight.

  • Mister Delaware

    That was one gritty ass slide.

  • mike c

    FARNSWORTH!

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    man, gardner is getting to pedroia grittiness levels lately

  • Brandon

    Again, Brett Gardner. Good at baseball.

    Eduardo Nunez. Still trying to figure this whole baseball thing out.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Don’t fucking clap Nunez, Gardner did all the work. Can anyone do something besides hit a grounder. Like shit Gardner is doing everything.

  • Chip

    Wow, it blows my mind how fast Gardner gets to second

  • mbonzo

    This is all Axisa’s doing.

    http://riveraveblues.com/2011/.....nt-2463184

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Oh, yeah Farnsworth blows a save!

  • first time lawng time

    Gardner!!!!

    MEGATRON!

    Or is he only a tank?

  • Chip

    Ugh, Jeter still sucks

  • jon

    clutch jeter

  • Jonathan Harker

    Take a pitch, Jeter. Give the better hitter a chance to win the game. Dummy.

  • Brandon

    David Cone, Camden Yards is on line 1. It would like to talk to you.

  • Jetrer

    way to turn a walk into a K Cap

  • Greg

    Good pitching sequence by Farnsworth. High fastball low slider.

    • ItsATarp

      more like throw pitches out of the zone…hope jeter is dumb enough to swing

      • Greg

        Wrong. The ump had been off all night so Jeter had to swing. Especially at the 3-1. The 3-2 slider was classic baseball. Raise his eye level and go low.

        • ItsATarp

          i would get it if the pitches were close to the zone…but neither of them were

        • Jetrer

          Lay off the head high fastball and walk to first. Classic baseball for good hitters.

          • Greg

            IT WASNT HEAD HIGH. I SAW IT

        • Rick

          He had to swing? Even if the umpire had been calling eye-high crap, AND even if that thought went through Jeter’s head, it’s a 3-1 count. You don’t swing at a pitch you can’t hit hard in a 3-1 count even if it’s a strike.

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

    Jeter is so fucking useless.

    • Greg

      The ump had been off all night so that’s why he swung at the 3-1. The low slider was a good pitch.

      I’m very dissappointed in you Mike.

      • Karl Krawfid

        Get the hell out of here with that bullshit.

        He swung at ball 4 that was near his balding head.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        You can’t be serious. That 3-1 pitch was head high. You CAN’t swing at that.

      • Jetrer

        The ump hasn’t called a single head high pitch a strike. Stop making excuses for a shitty player. Even if the ump would call that pitch a strike, you wouldn’t swing at it until he had to with 2 strikes. THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR SWINGING AT THAT GARBAGE IN ANY COUNT, certainly not 3-1.

        • Greg

          It was at the numbers. It wasnt head high. I saw it.

          • Jetrer

            Way above the strike zone. Way above anything that had been called a strike. Stop trolling.

            • Greg

              The ump had called a high strike on Gardner just a few batters ago.

              • Jetrer

                nope, that pitch to Gardner was actually in the strikezone
                Its irrelevant anyways, even if it might have been called a strike (it definitely would not have been), its not a good pitch to hit, and its dumb to swing at awful pitches to hit if you don’t have to, which with only 1 strike, Jeter did not have to

  • first time lawng time

    Lol Jeter, you are so shitty.

    • Tut

      How old are you, qtv

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

    Wow. Who didn’t see that Jeter strikeout coming? Captain Unclutch

    But they tied the game and that’s what matters.

  • ItsATarp

    Jeter hasn’t done shit since 3000…ughh

  • Karl Krawfid

    Got a guy with 25 bombs on deck and Jeter does that bullshit.

    • Bartolo’s Colon

      i know, really, granderson could have totally bunted a run in

  • Mojo

    YOU FU#$ING SUCK, JETER! Be a man and remove yourself from this lineup, you goddamn cancer! AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

    • King George

      Eh, that went too far

  • IRF

    Hey remember when Derek Jeter got his 3000th hit? That was cool.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    How about if Jeter just pretends he has 2,999 hits for the rest of the year.

  • Greg

    You all should be ashamed of yourselves cursing at Jeter. You try and hit a high fastball followed by a slider.

    • Karl Krawfid

      Most here would have TOOK the high fastball and walked to first.

    • Monteroisdinero

      fb was a take. ball 4.

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

      What’s the excuse for the rest of his season?

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

      That’s just it though. He shouldn’t have tried to hit them.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      How about NOT SWINGING AT THE HEAD HIGH FASTBALL!!!

      • Greg

        It was at the numbers and the ump may have called it a strike.

        • Karl Krawfid

          Bullshit. Go watch the replay, even Posada was motioning down with his hands.

        • Jetrer

          umpire had not called anything close to that high a strike all night. There is no excuse for that. Stop trying.

          • Greg

            He called a high strike on Gardner just a few batters ago.

            • Jetrer

              Again, the pitch to Gardner was actually in the strike zone, the pitch to Jeter was nowhere near it

    • YanksFan in MA

      Yea but Farnsworth doesn’t have good stuff. Oh wait, he does. You’re right. Let’s all suck Gardner off for that ground ball through the left side. If Jeter did that everyone would be thanking the BABIP gods.

      • Chip

        There’s a difference between getting lucky and being a good hitter over a long time. Jeter hasn’t been a good hitter since 2009, Gardner has been a great hitter since 2009

        • YanksFan in MA

          So every hit he gets now is luck and Gardner’s hit are all because he is a good hitter even if they are the same type of hit?

      • ItsATarp

        Gatdner hasn’t sucked like Jeter has this year. The only reason he’s batting where he’s batting is because he’s derek jeter

  • Mojo

    Having Jeter and Tex so close to each other in this lineup could be the DUMBEST managerial decision in baseball. If you have to clump ‘em together, at least plop ‘em down at the bottom of the order!

  • IRF

    Changeup?!?!

  • Chip

    WTF, was that a changeup?

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

    Changeup!

  • TheMick

    Maybe they should erase Jeter’s memory everyday and tell him he’s at hit number 2,998….

  • Mykey

    Sheesh, some of this stuff is hard to read.

  • Chip

    Wow, alright this isn’t going to be fair if he starts doing that

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

    Put him in the rotation with that changeup.

    • CP

      I believe that’s called ‘Pulling a Rangers’

    • jon

      Thats what im talking about

      fastball
      cutter
      curve
      change up

    • Mister Delaware

      Make him a 1st inning guy???

    • You can dance if you want to!

      scouts are updating their reports as we speak.

  • Greg

    Guys the 3-1 was at the numbers. The ump had just called a high strike on Gardner. It wasnt head high

    • Chip

      Ump hasn’t been calling that pitch all night nor should he since it’s clearly a ball

      • Greg

        He called a high strike on Gardner earlier that inning.

        • Jetrer

          the pitch to Gardner was actually in the strike zone, the pitch to Jeter was nowhere near the strike zone, but other than that, yeah same thing

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    What happened to my comment?

    • jon

      mine arnt posting as well

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    Last pitch in the Zobrist AB was a change, right? Gameday said FB, but it was 88mph…

    • Chip

      Struck out both Damon and Zobrist on changeups, they were sick and got some ugly hacks too

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

    Two of the guys the Rays called up TODAY are in the game, meanwhile the pine under Brandon Laird’s ass is nice and toasty.

    • ItsATarp

      so we take Jeter out for nunez and play Laird at third? yeah..that’s going to go over well

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

        The stache must go, Russ.

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

          Fucking reply fails lately.

    • Monteroisdinero

      Laird will get a start when Jeter sits. Hope that’s soon.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Durham is giving us a good battle tonight in Tampa.

    Montero HR tonight. Yes!

    • jon

      cashman needs to leak some trade rumors to get jesus going earlier next year

  • jon

    seems like hes actually thrown some change ups

    http://www.fangraphs.com/stats.....#pitchtype

  • V

    Too bad the Grandy man didn’t get to bat with the bases loaded…

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

    The Grandyman is so awesome.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Fucking ump

    • Chip

      To be fair, that one was actually a strike

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Teix is the worst first round pick I made ever…

    • V

      20 teamer??

      • JobaWockeeZ

        14 or something.

        • V

          I had him as ~18-22 on my draft boards. The one chance I had to get him, I took Youkilis for position eligibility.

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

    Jesus. Tex has been so useless lately.

  • Ivan

    SMFH….Tex, this is becoming absurd.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Changeup, strike three.

  • Greg

    The same happened with Jeter and the high fastball.

    Kenny Singleton agrees.

  • Mojo

    And so it begins: The sub .240 era of Mark Teixera. Deplorable.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Stop blaming the ump Tex and announcers. Suck it up and make contact on a changeup every 10 games!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Tex should have bunted. Seriously.

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

    The Grandyman does it all.

  • IRF

    Grandy wants that 30-30 season

  • jon

    wow i thought they had him not even close to a tag

  • Monteroisdinero

    This guy Torres reminds me of Banuelos physically.

  • ItsATarp

    Who here really really misses Arod right now?

  • Ivan

    For the last year and a half, I have more confidence in Cano in these spots than Tex.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Bummer.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Come on Swish

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Oh an IBB

  • Karl Krawfid

    Tampa is trying to give us this game.

    Yankees don’t want it.

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

    Walking Swisher to get to Jones with a LHP? Ballsy.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Fuck Jones is on deck.

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

    Kim Jones has a blog?

    No thanks.

  • IRF

    Kill them all Andruw. Kill them all.

  • Greg

    Well….

  • Ivan

    If im a Rays fan, I would like this move.

  • jon

    im going to be so angry when jones smiles after striking out on 3 pitchess

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

    Andruw was trying to hit the ball all the way to Orlando with that swing.

  • Ivan

    Jones was sure going for that single.

  • IRF

    That’ll do pig

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Awful strikezone tonight

  • jon

    lets go HBP

  • Mojo

    This can’t end well.

    • Sweet Dick Willie

      Greg?

  • http://twitter.com/tjamato T.J.

    Is Russell Martin taking lessons in how to grow a mustache from Travis Snider?

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    I’m so hoping for a walk.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Shoulda asked for a slam

    • Bartolo’s Colon

      me too, that is awesome!!! haha joe maddon, im still harboring some hate due to the non-doubleheader fiasco two weeks ago, i know its stupid

  • Ivan

    The suspense!!!!

  • jon

    is that a mustache martin is growing?

  • NHYankeesFan

    A 3-2 change up with the bases loaded. He’s got some balls

  • ItsATarp

    That’ll do

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

    Russtache.

  • Greg

    HE WALKED IN A RUN

  • Ivan

    Great AB Russell, great AB.

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    YES!

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

    The powers of the shitstache.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Yay.

  • Jonathan Harker

    What a series of ABs. Way to walk Swisher, Maddon. Idiot.

    • Ivan

      I think that was the right move. Its just that Torres lost the K Zone.

  • Jack

    Baton: Passed

  • Jetrer

    Good thing Greg isn’t Martin’s hitting coach or Martin would have swung at that

    • Greg

      Good thing the ump had some sense.

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

    COLTRANE! Take notes Jeter, that’s how you take a pitch!

    • Ivan

      Its kinda hard for a player who is going to the HOF, to take notes on how to hit.

  • jon

    jeter and teix

    woo high five our failures are going to be ignored tonight

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    WHAT???

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Did anyone else’s YES go to commercials there?

      • JFH

        Mine went to commercial in the middle of the AB.

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    Torres has completely lost it.

    • Ray the Anti-Handle

      Annnd then he comes back to throw two strikes…

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

    Poor kid.

    • Sweet Dick Willie

      Fuck him. I hope Maddon psychologically scars all of the Rays young prospects.

    • IRF

      Reminds me of what happened to Noesi earlier in the year

  • Chip

    Wow, they’re really throwing this kid into the fire. He’s going to end up throwing 50 pitches in one inning

  • NHYankeesFan

    I would hate to have to face Gardner in this situation. He’s the definiton of a pest

  • Ivan

    Gardner is sure one pesky and annoying little mothafucker…..but he’s our pesky and annoying mothafucker.

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

    Poor kid really got hung out there.

    • Ivan

      Give Torres credit for at least hanging in there. I mean all he did was just give up the lone run.

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

    At least they got one run.

    But that 3-0 pitch to Gardner was ball 4. This umpires blows.

  • Brandon

    LOL! Brett Gardner. 5 at bats. 1-3 RBI 2 BB 1 SB. 32 pitches seen. 6.4 pitches seen per AB.

    Brett Gardner. Good at baseball.

    • Chip

      And just as importantly, plays defense with a fish net

  • Avi

    And Montero goes BOOM in Scranton.

  • CBean

    Come on Mo, 2 more pitches, 2 more outs.

  • Ivan

    Yo stop scaring me like that Mo.

  • Ivan

    The fuck outta here Upton.

    /Straight Outta Brooklyn’d

  • Jetrer

    how the hell is Upton arguing that, it was almost right down the middle

    • Mister Delaware

      It wasn’t when his eyes were looking forward. Goofy movement.

      • Jetrer

        I understand him being frozen, but he had to know it was a strike once it passed him

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

    Great fuckin’ win.

    • Greg

      Agreed. Gritty shall we say

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Nice play by Tex to end it

  • Ivan

    GAME BITCHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ItsATarp

    So is that 2009ish enough for some of you guys?

    • Jetrer

      no pie, so it doesn’t count

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    great win, it seems like there have been very few come from behind wins this year, and props to the yankee fans at the trop for getting out of tex’s way

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

    Ballgame. Do it again tomorrow.

  • Avi

    Mo bless America.

  • Sweet Dick Willie

    So did momentum just trump market correction? What just happened? I used to think it was just the normal ebb and flow of a baseball season, but now we have to label it, and I can’t figure it out.

  • tut

    Tonight’s game was a gift.

    • Jim Is Bored(Jim S)

      Fact: Every Yankee win is a gift from the other team.

      Fact: Every Red Sox win is a testament to the down-to-earth lunch-pail perseverance every single player on their team exhibits day in and day out.

      • JohnnyC

        I see you are familiar with ESPN’s talking points for Baseball Tonight.

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

      Considering all the games the Yankees let slip away this year, I gladly accept this gift.

  • rek4gehrig

    Tex’s batting average aint pretty but boy, is he good in the field. great win!!!!

    • Rick

      Weren’t you reading? A gold glover would have caught that ball from AJ in the first. Or knocked it down or something.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Strike 3 to Upton was straight up filth.

    • rek4gehrig

      Yup…andhe had the nerve to complain

  • teddy

    nice great at bats in the 9th

  • Brandon

    Come on, YES. There is no need to stick around to find out the player of the game. We all know it is Brett Gardner.

  • Jonathan Harker

    And now we just need to win 2/3 and we put them in a really bad spot 8 games behind us in the loss column. We need the good Bartolo to return tomorrow.

  • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    great effing win