Jul
20

Game 95: Freddy’s Turn

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(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Bartolo Colon rebounded from a pair of subpar starts last night, striking out a season-high nine in 6.1 IP. There’s always going to be a little bit of concern each time he starts, but last night’s effort let us sleep just a little easier because Bart showed that the clock had not yet struck midnight. Now it’s Freddy Garcia‘s turn to do the same after getting hit around by the Blue Jays last week. I really don’t know if there’s one specific thing to look for tonight, at least with Bartolo you could look to see if he had his velocity or was throwing an inordinate number of sliders. With Freddy … I guess just look to see if he’s leaving pitches up? Everything’s going to be off the plate, everything’s going to be soft, that’s just the way he operates. Anyway, here’s the lineup…

Derek Jeter, SS
Curtis Granderson, CF
Mark Teixeira, 1B
Robinson Cano, 2B
Nick Swisher, DH
Russell Martin, C
Andruw Jones, RF
Eduardo Nunez, 3B – perfect day to start Brandon Laird, but alas
Brett Gardner, LF

Freddy Garcia, SP

Tonight’s game can be seen on YES when it starts a little after 7pm ET. Enjoy.

Categories : Game Threads
  • King George

    Let’s get this one, boys…

  • Greg

    Now we’ll see how Gardner bats with Jeter right behind him.

    Also they just said Girardi was considering batting Gardner leadoff against the right handers.

    • sangreal

      Girardi had Gardner leading off for the game against the rays that was rained out

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I hope Laird isn’t becoming Hector Noesi 2.0

    • Ted Nelson

      If they intended to start Laird at 3B regularly, you’d have to think they’d have promoted him right away and not only once Pena got hurt. It seems to me like Laird was brought up to sit on the bench and get a few PAs now and again.

    • MikeD

      My guess is Laird almost never plays, and is sent right back down as soon as the club believes Chavez is ready to be called up.

      • CS Yankee

        This…he’ll be back by Monday unless glass breaks again.

  • pat

    Even though Laird hits lefties well I don’t know if a match up with David Price is anybody’s ideal MLB debut.

    • Rick in Boston

      Remember Marcus Thames’ debut against Randy Johnson? Not saying it’ll happen, but not a bad way to start you MLB career.

      • pat

        Hah, touche.

    • Ted Nelson

      Especially because Nunez hits lefties pretty well too.

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

        Nunez hasn’t hit much of anything lately. He’s been on base six times in eight games since A-rod got hurt.

        • Pat D

          Curse you and your facts.

        • CS Yankee

          …but he went 7-for-8 over the weekend once.

          /forthosenunezoverjeterclowns’d

          • Eduardo Nunez

            And I still have a higher wOBA than Jeter.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    So who here thinks Upton’s getting traded?

  • dkidd

    you’re brian cashman. theo offers ellsbury straight up for gardner

    what do you do?

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

      Ellsbury’s the better player, but Gardner is considerably cheaper. He’ll be undervalued in arbitration because his value is tied up in his defense, so he’ll stay cheap too.

    • Guns of the Navarone

      Just ask if Ellsbury is better than Gardner. He is. He’s Gardner with power. Turning into an awesome player.

    • FIPster Doofus

      Judging by his new-found power, Ellsbury’s on steroids. So, Gardner.

    • Jimmy McNulty

      Yeah I’m unsure of Gardner’s power surge is for real.

      • Jimmy McNulty

        Err…Ellsbury.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Take him.

  • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

    How awesome would it be if Price tries to exact a little revenge and beans Jeter to open up the game?

    A man can hope…

    • MikeD

      He doesn’t seem to be the kind of player.

      Are you saying you want Jeter hurt so we can then have E-Nunez back at short? I had enough of that. I’d like to see Laird and Chavez share third while A-Rod is out.

      • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

        No, definitely not hurt, I’ve had enough of Nunez at short too. I’m completely with you there. Was just hoping something would happen to get him on base, but it looks like the Old Man took care of that all by himself.

        • The Big City of Dreams

          I’d rather a base hit.

          • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

            Of course, I just didn’t like the odds of the Corpse of DJ pulling it off despite his recent success against Price. Clearly, I was wrong.

            • The Big City of Dreams

              Hey we’re all wrong sometimes

      • CS Yankee

        He is one of those anti-Jeter trolls. I think he must have a crush on either Minka or Nunez.

      • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

        I also don’t think Price is that type of player. He came across as a cool likeable dude in that pre-game bit about 3,000. I was just being silly.

        • CS Yankee

          My bad, your not one of the trolls (or so it seems).

          • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

            No worries, CS Yankee. Enjoy the game.

            • CS Yankee

              Thanks, I’m still at work but should have it on in a hour.

              Gameday & RAB to the rescue.

              Peace.

              • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

                Thank god for the Internet Machine. Later.

  • bklyn

    Explain to me again why you want to see jeter get hit y a pitch ?

  • Alfredo

    game started!!!!!!!

  • pat

    He lives!

  • Alfredo

    go jeter!hit then a stolen base.

    • The Big City of Dreams

      It’s like his eyes light up when he sees Price lol

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

    Jeter lives to leadoff another day. And as I type this he steals a base. Of course.

  • FIPster Doofus

    The way things have gone lately, maybe Jeter should pretend every opposing pitcher is David Price.

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

    Jeter loooooves the first innings.

    • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

      He looooooooooves him some David Price even more.

  • Alfredo

    tex is going on a very hot streak and it starts today. Grandyman!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jack Merridew

    SHE’S GONE!

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

    And boom goes the Grandymite.

    • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

      Did you just come up with this one? Either way, I like. Like it a lot.

      Will be adding to the repertoire.

  • Greg

    The Grandyman strikes again.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Curtis!

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

    Granderson redeeming himself for last night’s debacle.

  • Alfredo

    good way to start the game boys!!!!!!!

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    rally killer

  • Alfredo

    hard hit ball by tex!

    • Greg

      I think he’s starting to turn it around. He hit some balls well last night.

      • Alfredo

        yes he did and am liking what he has been doing the past few days.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    We’re hitting rockets off Price

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

      Except for Robbie

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        4 hard hit balls in 5 ABs

        • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

          5 in 6.

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

            Yeah. This is a good sign. Martin just missed making the game 4-0 already.

  • Alfredo

    would u guys rather have shields or Ubaldo?

    • pat

      For free? Ubie.

      • Alfredo

        not for free.

        • Operation Slade

          Shields, proven in the AL East and has shown flashes of Ace potential this year.

        • Brian S.

          Shields is better this year. Both have consistent xFIP’s lower than 4. Shields would cost more. Tough question.

          • Alfredo

            i like ubaldo he is more long term and a hire ceiling, this is as good as shields would get but am ok with one of those 2.

            • JobaWockeeZ

              Shields isn’t going to be moved. I mean the Rays aren’t 50 games out. 4 or 5 may be sizable but it isn’t impossible. And I’m still unsure on Ubaldo. I may be paranoid but I don’t like any it when starters are walking as much as AJ Burnett.

    • CS Yankee

      Ubaldo, unless sheilds costs a third of the farm that Ubaldo would.

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

      Not considering what it’s likely to acquire him, Shields. Considering the cost, Ubaldo.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Shields is the better bet but Uabldo is gonna be cheaper so him.

  • Greg

    Even that was hard.

  • Jetrer

    WTP for Martin in back to back at bats

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    Be Ready Freddy! nah, that stinks. um, lets see, Go getty Freddy!, no definitely not, uh, um, Kill Freddy Kill!!!!

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

      Get ready, Sweaty Freddy!

      • Kevin G.

        One, two: Freddy’s coming for you.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    ARod has that.

    • Greg

      pastadivingarod might disagree.

      • Brian S.

        A-Rod has been fantastic defensively this year.

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

    Freddy just can’t have 123 first innings.

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    most impressive thing to me about Bart last night was the way he dominated Longoria. Blew fastballs By Him!

    • CS Yankee

      Evan has that hillbilly haircut and is batting like .230, kid is ailing in all facets.

      • Nuke LaDoosh

        ailing indeed, but still can catch up to a fastball

  • Jedile

    I think this game is going to be a slug fest.

    Also I like how tex hits the ball the other way vs. left handed pitching. Slower bat speed or deliberately trying?

  • Alfredo

    he will get out of it dont worry freddy is here.

  • Alfredo

    we should have one yesterday, we had no luck with the roof.

    • Brian S.

      *won

  • Alfredo

    yeah freddy!

  • CS Yankee

    Even Gameday’s park view of the stadium has the annoying lights & ceiling. makes it harder to track a pitch of ball in play.

    /jk’d

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

    If Sweaty can escape the first inning unscathed, you know he’s going to have a good start.

    • Greg

      Bingo

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I think they’ll both make the playoffs. Seriously.

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

      The Indians have a 75% chance.

      The Pirates? I’m not sure of they’ll stay ahead of the Cardinals and Brewers the rest of the way.

      • Greg

        I think Carlos Beltran would be perfect for the Buccos

        • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

          They’ll be even better if they get him and a decent starter.

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

          That would be terrific if the Pirates acquired him. But I think it’s more likely that he’ll go to the Giants or Red Sox.

          • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

            Giants. For obvious reasons.

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

              Their offense is pretty anemic outside of the Kung Fu Panda. They must really miss Buster Posey.

  • Greg

    Maddon’s up to his old tricks

  • Pat D

    First day back at work after being out 4 1/2 weeks. I’m not even taking calls and I’ve only been here 4 1/2 hours. Guess which feels like it’s taken longer?

  • Alfredo

    i really would like the yankees to add an ace but to not overpay.

    • Brian S.

      And I would like to win the lottery.

    • CS Yankee

      America agrees with you.

      • Pat D

        I am America.

        And so can you!

    • Total Dominication

      They also need an offensive force at Dh and C, but w/o giving too much up.

      • Jetrer

        getting slightly greedy now

      • Alfredo

        if you have not looked at our farm we have that in Montero!

        • Total Dominication

          And it goes way over his/her head.

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

      So would I.

      -Brian Cashman

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Gritner

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

    That was the grittiest base hit by a player not named Dustin Pedroia that I’ve ever seen.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      That set a new high on the Grit-chter Scale.

      • Monteroisdinero

        The Great Brettsky approves.

  • Alfredo

    yeah gardner got a hit and almost injured price.

  • IRF

    Brett Gardner is superman

    • Pat D

      Megatron.

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

        Unicron

  • Karl Krawfid

    Nice at bat Jeter!

  • Greg

    Jeter didnt look comfortable up there that time

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

      That’s because it wasn’t the first inning.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Always a good strategy to watch 3 pitches right down the middle.

  • Tim McCarver

    As great as Gardner has been in this series, that’s as bad Jeter has been in this series.

    • Pat D

      I’m afraid that this actually made sense. Therefore, I decree you are not Tim McCarver.

  • Total Dominication

    I look up for a a minute from my phone and see Gardner has singled and stolen second. Just another at bat or the best leftfielder in the league.

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

      Hell yeah.

      Carl Crawford who?

    • Total Dominication

      He needs to add alot more random pronouns.

      • Total Dominication

        Reply fail

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

          It’s okay. We all know that comment was meant for Tim McCarver.

  • Alfredo

    yeah B.J. Upton is getting traded.

  • CMP

    I never realized Grandy struck out that much.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Freddy 69-87mph. A nice mix of speeds.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I wish this was one of those games that’s over in the 2nd inning.

    • Nuke LaDoosh

      Harry M. Stevens does not endorse this comment.

  • Greg

    BY the way, imagine if we had Lance Berkman this year. My goodness.

    • CMP

      He could have been great as DH but he wanted to play the field.

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

      Would have been awesome, however, he would have only been a bench player for the Yankees. Hard to hit 20-30 homeruns when you only get as many AB’s as Andruw Jones.

  • CMP

    Freddy has been a godsend this year.

    • CS Yankee

      & his heat actually touches 88 (when you round up) at times.

      I like Freddy, if Pettitte pitched another couple of years; this is exactly what he would be…

      “crafty like a mircobrewer”.

  • CS Yankee

    Well with Grandy going yard and passing Teix with the NYY lead…

    Teix seems to catch (& pass him) whenever that happens so lets hope they do the Maris/Mantle thing all year long.

  • Greg

    That was high

  • pat

    High and outside. Nice.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    That pitch was HIGH. Like the ump.

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

    Hey, Tex popped up.

  • Greg

    I know he popped up but I still like what he has done in this series interms of fixing his swing

  • King George

    Nice job, Tex. Man, he is really sucking. This appears to be more than a slump, I’m afraid…

    • Greg

      He did go 2-4 yesterday

  • Mister Delaware

    Anyone else watching the Rays feed? What the fuck is Rapuano doing?

  • Bronx Byte

    Can’t be content with a 2-0 lead. We saw what happened last night.
    Give Freddy a good cushion of runs to work with.

  • dkidd

    melky is on a pace for

    100 runs
    20 hrs
    40 doubles
    90 rbi
    200 hits
    23 sb

    • IRF

      OMG the Yankees traded Willie Mays!

      • CS Yankee

        You mean Jeter in his prime…Mays typically had many more dingers per…

        ohh, back to the sarcasm.

    • Brian S.

      Runs and RBI don’t mean sh*t. And in case you didn’t realize, we have a pretty damn good outfield.

      • Guns of the Navarone

        They do when you play for the Royals and have that many.

  • Kostas

    Good piece today on Tex to compliment the previous two.

    That said, have the Yankees addressed that he just stinks right now from the plate? He is becoming an automatic out and is providing nothing to protect Cano – or ARod for that matter.

  • pat

    Only Robbie hits them out there. Nice try.

  • Brian S.

    Mark Teixeira sucks.

  • Jetrer

    the Grandyman can(‘t see fly balls in the Trop)

  • CMP

    Grandy cant see in CF. They should switch him with Gardner.

  • CS Yankee

    Reid below the Mendoza-line, ouch to the OF.

  • King George

    Man, Kim doesn’t appear to be giving good news on Nova…

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    I really like hearing about sting rays when I watch baseball. GTFO Kim Jones.

    • King George

      Hahahaha, agreed.

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        This is seriously the dumbest shit ever, I can’t believe this is on television, during a ball game nonetheless.

    • CMP

      She should at least climb in the tank like the crocodile hunter.

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

        If she does that one of the Rays might steal her virginity.

        Too far?

        • CMP

          Not for me but I can’t speak for the others.

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

      I DON’T GIVE A FUCK ABOUT YOUR GODDAMN RAYS KIM, YOU FAT BITCH!!11!1!1!1!1!!

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        +1000

      • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

        Would you hit it?

        • CMP

          Sure, why not.

          • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

            Agree, unless you listen to Coldplay.

        • vin

          That’s besides the point.

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

          You could do a lot worse than Kim Jones. And the outfits YES picks for her don’t help.

          • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

            You could do a lot worse than Kim Jones.

            Suzyn Waldman DNETC.

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

              Oh Mo no…

  • Greg

    Ump is slowly starting to climb the piss off meter

  • wow

    this ump is terrible… but it’s probably because of the stadium roof.

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

    Those rays are pretty cool. Not sure if I would want to stick my hand in that tank though.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      You know what would be cool, if the Cubs had actual bears roaming Wrigley Field. Bears, Ron!

      • Guns of the Navarone

        Feed a goat to the bears… leave that curse in a steaming pile of bear poopie.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    pastadivingjeter

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

    Derek Jeter: no range

    • Greg

      Normally yes but the artifical turf might have had soemthing to do with that.

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

        Touché

  • Greg

    The turf helped that one out

  • http://www.facebook.com/cecala Joseph Cecala

    Jesus he has awful range

    • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

      I’ll take Jeter’s awful range over the Nunez into the seats stuff seven days a week and twice on Sundays.

      You wouldn’t?

      • CS Yankee

        Keith Olberman’s mom approves this choice.

  • IRF

    “Derek Jeter- Underneath his glove” doesn’t sound as good as pastadivingjeter.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Jeez man.

  • CS Yankee

    When did Kotchman turn into a hitter?

    • sangreal

      Suzyn was just saying he got his eyes fixed during the offseason.

      Must share an eye doctor with Ortiz

      • CS Yankee

        eye doctor = D.R. shakes

        I guess

  • Greg

    The Chief

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    underthebatoflongoria

  • CS Yankee

    Freddy…

    crafty like a mircobrewer, I tell you.

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

      Freddy…

      Krafty like cheesasaurus rex’s macroni and cheese, I tell you.

      FTFY

      • CS Yankee

        You keep the cheap pasta, I’ll stay with the beer.

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

          I can respect that.

  • Total Dominication

    That’s a lot of swinging strikes.

  • dkidd

    i’ve grown to love freddy garcia

  • nycsportzfan

    Montero with a big hit 1-1 3rbi’s….

    • The Big City of Dreams

      I’ll show you bored.

  • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

    Looks like Jorge’s been providing Martin with guidance.

  • Guns of the Navarone

    Martin can’t buy a hit these days, and he’s hitting a lot of them on the nose.

  • wow

    Martin strikes again.

  • Greg

    He hit it hard

    • CS Yankee

      Did the momentum change?

  • Alfredo

    two hard hit balls from martin but nothing to show for it.

  • Total Dominication

    Is there gonna be a rant on RAB about how DH and C are the biggest offensive holes, and the best hurting prospect in baseball, who is either andh or a cc is redoing AAA? I really like when the writers rant, it makes me feel better.

  • Your mom

    Jose Quintana. Legit prospect?

  • Total Dominication

    Is there gonna be a rant on RAB about how DH and C are the biggest offensive holes, and the best hitting prospect in baseball, who is either Dh or a C is redoing AAA? I really like when the writers rant, it makes me feel better.

    • Greg

      You just said that

    • Total Dominication

      Oops

    • CMP

      Maybe the guy who said the Yankees discriminate against Latin players is around tonight.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      I would like one of those too.

  • Frank

    This is looking like the same script as last night. No offense except for a 2-run HR.

    • Hummingbird S.

      Let’s hope it doesn’t end like last night.

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

    Sam Fuld is such a pesky little bastard when he plays against the Yankees.

  • IRF

    Nolan Garcia

  • Hummingbird S.

    Freddy is getting a bunch of swinging strikes. Very nice.

  • vin

    I think I like this Freddy Garcia experiment. Cashman should be on American Pickers (I’m guessing… I’ve never actually seen more than 5 minutes of that horrible show)

  • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

    I’d say it’s about even money that before the end of the year, or during the playoffs, some team accuses Sweaty Freddy of doctoring the ball.

    • CMP

      It’s been a long time since I’ve heard of anyone accused of doctoring the ball.

      • Guns of the Navarone

        Kenny Rogers had that white chalk on his cap in the 06 World Series. I don’t remember if much was made of that…

      • Guns of the Navarone

        Oh and the media made a big deal last postseason when Cliff Lee went to his cap a lot against the Yankees.

      • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

        Blue Jays are my early favorites.

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

          Just another reason I hate the Angels.

        • Pat D

          Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

          (takes breath)

          Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

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

          ‘Effin hilarious. Those goddamn Angels fans.

  • Guns of the Navarone

    Fear Brett Gardner.

  • IRF

    Gardner scared the control out of Price

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

    Brett Gardner. That man just fucking gets on base.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cecala Joseph Cecala

    This just screams DP if Gardy doesnt steal

    • CMP

      You called it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/cecala Joseph Cecala

      and Joestradamus strikes again

  • Guns of the Navarone

    Just go… that would’ve been a hell of a jump.

  • Naved

    Proposed new lineup

    Gardner
    Jeter
    Granderson
    ARod
    Cano
    Tex
    Swisher
    Montero
    Martin

    Please.

    • Greg

      We’re basically seeing that tonight with Gardner in front of Jeter.

      And what do you do with Posada?

      • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

        Take him out back and shoot him?

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

        It’s not so much getting Gardner in front of Jeter, its about getting him the most at bats. A leadoff guy is going to get more at bats than the 9th hitter almost every time.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Make him play only against righties.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      That is a nice lineup although a bit unrealistic since Teix is staying in the 3 hole for probably 6 more years. If Girardi stuck with him in his disastrous months of 2010 April and May he’ll stick with him now. And yes they were terrible months to whoever will argue the point.

  • Total Dominication

    Brett fucking Gardner.

    • pat

      Brett Gardner is ready to rent some cahs.

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

    Its ridiculous how if there’s a guy a pitcher really doesn’t want to get on base, they walk em constantly. All an announcer has to do is say “here’s a guy you really don’t want on base”.

  • Jetrer

    not at all predictable

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

    Jeter is so useless after the first inning.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Trade for Reyes and PH him for Jeter after his first AB.

      /kidding, kind of

    • IRF

      Well, he can hit lefties at least

  • Greg

    See? This is what will happen if Gardner bats leadoff.

    • Jetrer

      only if he doesn’t steal(he should), and only if Jeter bats second (he shouldn’t – at least against RHP)

      • Greg

        Give me a proposal.

        • Jetrer

          sorry, I’m not looking to get married, certainly not to a dude

          • Greg

            Fine. A sample lineup will suffice

            • Jetrer

              OK, vs. RHP – Gardner, Grandy, Tex, Cano, Swish, Posada, Jeter, Martin, Nunez
              vs. LHP – Jeter, Grandy Tex, Cano, Swish, Gardner, Jones, Martin, Nunez

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

          Simply swap the two. It will never ever ever ever happen though as long as the lineup is dictated by the name and not the performance.

  • wow

    oh please.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    seriously, Jeter should just go up there and take.

  • Jack Merridew

    Gardner should have went there. They weren’t throwing him out.

  • Guns of the Navarone

    That’s why they won’t move Jeter out of the leadoff spot. The only other place to bat him is 9th… and they won’t do that to him. They won’t bat him 2nd.

    • Greg

      We have a winner!

    • Jetrer

      they could let him save face a little bit and just drop him to 6-7.
      He could bat ahead of Posada, Nunez, Martin

    • sangreal

      Except when they will…

      Gardner LF
      Jeter SS
      Granderson CF
      Teixeira 1B
      Cano 2B
      Posada DH
      Jones RF
      Nunez 3B
      Cervelli C

      That was the July 8 lineup, as mentioned upthread (rained out)

  • jon

    i dont care where gardner bats just as long as its in front of jeter so he can steal and avoid the DB

  • Hummingbird S.

    Comon Freddy, can we get a 1-2-3 inning?

  • Frank

    Gardner has to learn to be more assertive on the bases. This a rookie catcher who just came up Tuesday and has yet to throw anyone out. Gardner has to make this guy throw him out. It seemed like Jeter was waiting for Gardner to go and he wouldn’t.

    • 1stbase

      um after the first pitch jeter swung at the next four

    • Jetrer

      Jeter only took the first pitch (a ball), and then swung at every pitch after that, when exactly was he waiting
      Gardner still should have gone though

      • Frank

        Doesn’t matter. The worst thing that could have happened is Jeter lines into a DP. On the other hand, a hit gets Gardner to third or even home; a grounder prevents a DP.

        • Jetrer

          Oh I def. think Gardner should have gone, my point was that Jeter was not waiting for him to go

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

    Hey, Granderson caught a fly ball to centerfield.

  • http://www.repairmycomputer.com Marc

    What do you guys think about Hiroki Kuroda? He would be a pretty decent trade, and would mostly require just salary. He would also just be for the rest of the season, so no long term aging pitcher stuff from him.

    • jon

      whos he really going to replace right now?

      colon and freddy have been beater than him so far

      • http://www.repairmycomputer.com Marc

        Phil Hughes?

      • JobaWockeeZ

        No he’s better than Freddy. Possibly better than Hughes and any starter nowadays is better than Burnett.

    • Greg

      said he didnt want to go to an East Coast team

      • http://www.repairmycomputer.com Marc

        That could be just a negotiation ploy, as he will require compensation from having to wave his no-trade clause. Kinda like “oh, well if its the Yanks, I want x more dollars”.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      One of the better options out there. I doubt he’ll be traded though.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Gardy playing left and center. Beyond Grit.

    • The Big City of Dreams

      It’s beyond baseball

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    How many plate appearances does someone have to have to qualify for the batting title, anyway?

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

      2.7 per team game, I think.

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

        Nope, I’m wrong. It’s 3.1 PA per team game, or 502 over the full season.

      • CMP

        Mike with the big brain…

  • Guns of the Navarone

    Thin ice all night. Gotta get those tack on runs when you can.

  • Kostas

    3 hits to Kotchman – Garcia should be DFA’d.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Longoria in dangerous RISP territory (for us).

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

    Fucking Casey Kotchman

  • Total Dominication

    Watching GD, couldn’t figure put how Damon didn’t score, then I saw to left fielder Brett Gardner” and I smiled.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Monsieur Martin with another save. great goaltender.

    • Greg

      Martin Broduer, so to speak

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

    Grandy!

  • pat

    GRANDYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

  • Alfredo

    don’t worry freddy is here!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Curtis says, “fuck yo roof”

  • Jetrer

    Thank god Grandy saw that one

  • BklynJT

    Gardner saved a run, and Grandy saved two.

  • wow

    Grandyman

  • http://www.facebook.com/cecala Joseph Cecala

    Wow nice catch! I can always appreciate a really good defensive play

  • Guns of the Navarone

    The Yankees don’t care about defense.

    Sincerely,

    Rob Neyer

    • Pat D

      Well that used to be the case.

      Or at least seemed to be.

      • vin

        Yeah, but not when Neyer wrote that article.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Grandersave! Gardy couldn’t help him on that one.

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

    The Yankees outfield is just ridiculous.

  • IRF

    Its weird that Garcia’s LOB rate is only 76%. I feel like he leaves a runner on every inning.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cecala Joseph Cecala

    Does anyone else think of a 3some when they see the Nisson commercial with the twins?

    /possibleTMI

    • Pat D

      All these media appearances with Alex Morgan and Hope Solo have me thinking…

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

        Hope Solo isn’t as cute in her close up interviews.

        Alex Morgan on the other hand is a hottie any way you look at it.

      • Phife Dawg

        Hope Solo just doesn’t do it for me. She looks like Ben Affleck with a wig.

        /ducks

        • Pat D

          That seems a bit harsh.

  • 1stbase

    much better D tonight

  • Karl Krawfid

    Grandy is getting beat up

  • CMP

    The Yankees need some runs.

    I can feel the presence of a certain commenter who will remain nameless lying in the weeds waiting to pounce if they should blow the lead.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Thank Mo for Grandy.

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

      Disturbing trends!

  • Total Dominication

    Anyone ever wonder who writes the adjectives on GD. What constitutes sharply or softly?

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

      GD = GameDay?

      MLB.com has people in the press box entering the info into the system. I don’t know what decides sharply or softly, but it’s not a rinky dink operation.

  • Greg

    There’s a good swing

  • Alfredo

    that a boy tex!

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

    Thank you for telling us that Jacoby Ellsbury hit two home runs in Balitmore twice Kenny.

    That’s two times too many.

    Also Yay Tex for hitting a ball the other way.

  • jon

    Teix steams into 2nd

    honestly that is the best way to describe the way he runs

    • CMP

      Not the most athletic looking guy, is he?

      • Pat D

        He does lamaze breathing as he runs the bases.

        It’s one of the funniest things I’ve seen on a baseball diamond, outside of Ed Whitson looking psychotic during a Padres/Braves brawl in 1984.

  • jon

    what the fuck cano

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

    Great plate discipline there Robbie. Jesus…

  • Greg

    This is who Cano is

  • wow

    what the frick u swinging at Robinson?

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

    Cano would have kept swinging at that pitch if he had ten strikes to work with.

    • BklynJT

      It’s like he was determined to show that he could hit that ball… unfortunately he was wrong.

  • BklynJT

    lol Cano was determined not to take a pitch on that at bat.

  • Skip

    Can-lol

  • Guns of the Navarone

    It’s like everyone knew that exact pitch was coming except Cano. But baseball is hard… I won’t complain.

    • BklynJT

      I think he knew… he just thought he could hit it.

  • Frank

    Absolutely terrible AB for Cano.

  • Greg

    Cant blame Jeter or Tex there

    • Pat D

      Teix should’ve hit a home run.

      BOOM!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Way to add some insurance, Yankees.

  • 1stbase

    good job with risp there guys

  • wow

    ugh

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    If Cano was just a tiny bit more selective, he’d be the best hitter in baseball.

    Then again, I guess if he were more selective then he wouldn’t be Robinson Cano.

  • Guns of the Navarone

    They made another Planet of the Apes and ANOTHER Final Destination. I want to personally meet anyone who will see either of those movies.

    • CMP

      Maybe on Netflix, certainly not in the theatre.

    • Pat D

      I’ve only ever seen the original Hestonized Planet of the Apes, none of the sequels, though, and not the Wahlbergized remake.

      But this new one almost looks like it’s a remake of one of the original sequels? Like the 4th or 5th one, maybe?

      Oh, and they’re doing another Conan, too.

      • Guns of the Navarone

        Well Conan hasn’t been redone has it? I’ll check that one out… maybe.

        • Pat D

          Well, yea, this is the first time. Not sure if you’d call this a remake or a reboot.

          Seems that those terms are almost interchangeable now.

          • Guns of the Navarone

            It’s a re-imagining…

            • Pat D

              That’s a reboot then.

  • Alfredo

    we need some more runs!

  • Monteroisdinero

    Gardy’s plate discipline + Cano’s plate talent=????

    • Jetrer

      Pujols??

    • pat

      Vlad?

      • Jetrer

        Cano already has Vlad’s plate discipline

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I like those quick outs

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

    Cano…so smooth

  • Greg

    My god that was smooth. That reminded me of Cliff Lee in game 1 of the 09 series

  • Alfredo

    way to freddy 123 inning.

  • Your mom

    What an effective inning.

  • Sheepmeister

    So why don’t any other teams put in their equivalent of mitre when down 2-3 runs and their starter starts to have a high pitch count?

    • Greg

      When did Girardi do this? And last night doesnt count becasue Boone Logan is way better than Sergio Mitre

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

      Did you watch the first game of the series? Tampa brought a kid in to make his MLB debut in a tie game.

      • Mykey

        After a 16 inning game the night before.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    I know that there’s absolutely no evidence to support it, but I still expect Andruw Jones to belt a home run every time he comes to bat against a lefty.

    I need to get my head out of 2005

  • Your mom

    Jesus, swap Jeter for Gardner in this line-up and the bottom of the order is pathetic.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Nunie walked and the Padres just scored 13 runs in 4 innings.

    Ya know, Suzyn…

  • pat

    Welcome to MLB Mr. Chirinos.

  • CMP

    The way Nunez runs so upright kind of reminds me of Bernie.

  • wow

    was he just gonna hold that ball at 2nd base all night?

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

    Pretty impressive that Nunez has 12 stolen bases with his limited playing time.

    • Jetrer

      and an equally unimpressive 12 errors

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

        Yep.

  • Greg

    So anyone going to rail on Gardner?

    • Your mom

      What the FUCK Gardner? Swing you piece of shit!

    • CMP

      No. It’s Girardi’s fault.

  • BklynJT

    If only we could combine the patient and aggressiveness of Cano and Gardner.

  • CMP

    Now for RoMo and they can go home.

    • Greg

      They have to get through the seventh though.

      • CMP

        Opps. You’re right.

  • Alfredo

    wow gardy i know you like being patient but swing the bat please!

  • Monteroisdinero

    Montero stronger arm than Chirinos.

  • wow

    just get thru the 7th, please

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

    Nice hustle after the ball, Captain.

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

      And I’ll shut up, that was Garcia.

    • Greg

      Doesnt Jeter play short? That’s not his ball.

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

        I thought that was him trailing the ball, it was Freddy.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I hate Sean Rodriguez.

  • Guns of the Navarone

    Fucking Rays… this could lead to trouble.

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

    FUUUUUUUCK SEAN RODRIGUEZ.

    That bastard kills the Yankees.

  • Monteroisdinero

    I am a Nunez fan but that was dumb but where was the Captain?

    • CMP

      Garcia needed to move his ass.

  • tom

    Have to say I’ve never seen that.

    So, all of the base is in fair territory, even the part clearly left of the foul line?

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

      Yeah, the entire base is fair territory.

      • tom

        Watched baseball alot of years, and that specific issue never came up before. I’d have guessed it right, but never saw it in action previously.

  • Frank

    Nunez has to follow that ball and knock it away or pick it up after it went foul. You can’t just watch the ball keep rolling.

    • BklynJT

      Not many here would have known to do that… of course Nunez is a pro and he has no excuse!

      Logan comes in to a tough spot… I don’t like how this is turning out.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Garcia or Jeter really should have picked the ball up. 2 veterans

  • Monteroisdinero

    Lots of haircuts. Jeter took the team to his Tampa barber?

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

    Nice. Teixeira just robbed Johnny of a double and an RBI.

  • CMP

    Nice play Teix.
    You suck Nunez.

  • Greg

    Nunez should have gotten the ball, but it still would have been tough

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Hurry back, Eric.

  • Guns of the Navarone

    Nunez could FUCK up a cup of coffee.

  • wow

    the dreaded 7th inning…

  • PhillyMatt

    ugh nunez

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

    God fucking dammit Nunez.

  • Greg

    However it was ruled a base hit and no error

    • Jetrer

      which means absolutely nothing
      the play should have been made

  • Jetrer

    Nunez is completely fucking useless

    • Greg

      I thought Jeter was useless?

      • Jetrer

        no, Jeter is just a bad leadoff hitter against righties and useless with RISP, he does occasionally make plays in the field

  • Monteroisdinero

    Oh Noony-you’re killing me.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Boone time yayyyy

  • http://www.facebook.com/cecala Joseph Cecala

    This would be a great time to bring in Robertson…Oh wait its not the 8th inning…

  • Sheepmeister

    so why bring in the LNOGY when Garcia is at 91 pitches and not really laboring and should be out of this inning.

    • Greg

      MatT Joyce is a lefty. Only argue when he’s facing a righty.

    • Jetrer

      Kotchman 3 -3 today

    • pat

      Because Kotchman is 3-3 against him today.

    • nsalem

      Because Kotchman is 3 for 3 against Freddy

  • Frank

    Fucking Nunez again. This guy needs to get off the field. Get Kouzmanoff- at least he can catch a fucking grounder and makes throws.

  • Alfredo

    lets go logan we need you!

  • Pat D

    Runners on the corners with two out and a two run lead.

    Doesn’t this scream DRob?

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

      No. We can’t possibly put him in the 7th inning because he’s our 8th inning guy.

      Girardi’d

  • Kostas

    One game where NunEEEEEEEEEz does not fuck up trying to field the ball. He is like a roadside bomb when he touches the ball.

    • BklynJT

      Nunez dropped that ball 3 times on that play…

  • pat

    LOON BOGAN

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

    Oh christ, It’s Casey Kotchman.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    I know Eduardo Nunez is young. I know he’s not a natural 3rd baseman.

    But Jesus Christ, he needs to learn how to field. Pick up the roller when it goes foul, play the groundball like an average player. Come on.

  • Total Dominication

    No, put in D-rob!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Greg

      Why? Joyce is a lefty

      • Jetrer

        neither is Kotchman, which is more relevant now

      • Sheepmeister

        1. this is kotchman
        2. use your best non closer relief pitcher, not a pitcher who is only used situationally

        • Greg

          Insert foot in mouth please.

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

            D-Rob still would have been the better option. And he could have pitched the 8th too afterwards.

  • Alfredo

    leave nunez alone it took a tough hop.

    • Jetrer

      you’re kidding right???

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    C’mon blue, help Logan out on that pitch.

    Lord knows he needs it.

  • pat

    Of course he throws the bat at the ball and of course it goes foul.

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

    LOGAN REDEMPTION

  • CP

    Logan is a tank.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Fist pump!

    Let’s get Freddy the win, he deserves it.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Boone saved Nunie’s ass there.

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

    And exhale.

  • Greg

    Okay Girardi and Logan haters what now?

    • BklynJT

      Touche

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      Well I still can’t stand seeing Logan come into high leverage situations. He’s been better over the last couple of weeks, but if the season is on the line in the playoffs do I want to see Logan pitching to Hamilton/Ortiz/Howard/(insert scary lefty)?

      Hell no.

      • BklynJT

        There is a difference between a game in July and a game in August.

      • CP

        Since June 22 when Logan dropped his arm angle, he has a 2.16 ERA, 12K, and 1BB in 8.1IP. He’s given up 1 HR and has a .278 BABIP in that time, so it’s not completely luck.

        Right now, I would trust him in big situations – particularly against lefties.

        • CMP

          Didn’t you post the exact same thing verbatim last night?

    • Total Dominication

      Still saying that D-rob is a safer bet in that situation.

      • BklynJT

        Joe Torre agrees with you.

        • http://deleted Total Dominication

          No, Joe Torre used his best relievers when it was unnecessary or many days in a row. Robertson is still coming into the game no matter what, this was the most important time to do so.

  • IRF

    That was a Cervellian fist pump

  • Guns of the Navarone

    Boone looking MUCH better since he dropped his arm slot. Not exactly sure when that change took place…

    • CP

      Between the Cincinatti games (6/22)

      Since June 22 when Logan dropped his arm angle, he has a 2.25 ERA, 12K, and 1BB in 8IP. He’s given up 1 HR and has a .278 BABIP in that time, so it’s not completely luck.

      http://riveraveblues.com/2011/.....nt-2476591

      • Guns of the Navarone

        Well freaking done.

        • CP

          With all of the (I feel undeserved) Logan-hate, I think I need to save that link for future use…

  • Alfredo

    hell yaeh!!!!!!!!!! LOGAN!!!!!!!

  • Pat D

    Alright Boone!

  • Frank

    Nice job cleaning up Nunez’ mess.

  • BklynJT

    Girardi to blogsphere: stop acting like you know better than me.

  • James A

    In all seriousness, Boone has all the tools to be a solid LOOGY. I know you don’t just wake up with good command, but he’s not necessarily a finished product. They still could use another lefty

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      Don’t all lefthanded pitchers over 6’3″ have the tools to be a solid LOOGY?

      If you pitch out of the bullpen and can’t locate, you’re nothing.

      Hopefully Boone can keep this solid run going into the postseason.

      • pat

        All lefties over 6’3 with a plus fastball and a good slider.

      • Guns of the Navarone

        No, Logan has a pretty effective slider as well. That and location is really all the tools you need to be a solid LOOGY.

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

    Hey, Derek Jeter grounded out.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Sometimes you CAN predict baseball

  • BklynJT

    Girardi isn’t an idiot, despite what everyone here likes to think. There’s still 70 games left in the season and he needs to balance how he uses his bullpen, with the hope of getting the most out of everyone.

    By using Logan, 1. he shows confidence in him and who knows what important situations he will be need for the stretch run, and 2. Takes a couple more pitches off Robertson’s arm

    We are manage for today, Girardi is managing for the season.

    • Guns of the Navarone

      I agree. Although I still don’t agree with last night’s decision. I don’t like Girardi, but I think he made the right move tonight. That error that could have thrown Freddy off his game, and you have a batter in Kotchman that was 3-3 already on the night who also has a pronounced platoon split. That’s definitely a time for Logan. With two outs… for one batter. Get’s his confidence going like you said.

  • pat

    STOP HURTING MY GRANDERSON

  • Karl Krawfid

    LOL poor Grandy.

    Perfect time to give him the day off with Shields pitching tomorrow.

  • IRF

    Just give Grandy the day off tomorrow, this is getting ridiculous.

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

    Poor Grandy. That guy has gotten banged up this series.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Fuck you Price. Grandy didn’t hit #3000 off you.

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

      At least Price’s night is done.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      I bet Price would give anything to have that pitch back. If he didn’t plunk Grandy, he’d still be in the game.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        I know it wasn’t on purpose, I’m just pissed that Grandy got hit.

  • Frank

    Between fouling a ball off his foot yesterday, his calf earlier in this game and now taking one in the numbers, I’d say it’s safe bet Grandy gets tomorrow off.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Oof, that 2-1 was the pitch to hit.

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

      Yeah, Tex tried doing too much with it.

  • Frank

    When was this pitcher in the Yankees system?

    • jon

      He was then drafted by the New York Yankees in the 24th round of the 2002 amateur draft and began his professional career the following season.

      He played for the GCL Yankees in 2003, going 0-0 with a 3.00 ERA in five games (one start), striking out 12 and allowing only five hits in nine innings. In 2004, he pitched for the GCL Yankees and Staten Island Yankees, going a combined 2-0 with a 2.75 ERA in 15 games (one start). Despite posting a sub-3.00 ERA, he was released by the Yankees after the 2004 season.

      • Mister Delaware

        WAY TO FUCKING GO CASHMAN!!!

      • Frank

        Thanks.

      • Frank

        According to the Rays announcers, he lost his desire to play- he was also released by the Brewers.

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

          Left to sell real estate apparently. Didn’t work out.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Tex is not a good hitter anymore.

    I’m sorry.

    • Greg

      Im sorry that you seem to have no sense of what a good hitter is.

      Great hitter, fine but good? Come on

      • Karl Krawfid

        Batting 250 in his last 1000 plate appearances.

        Not worth the money he’s being paid at all.

        • Mister Delaware

          Reggie Jackson was a career .262 hitter. Slightly above average player?

          • CMP

            Blasphemy

          • Mister Delaware

            Luis Polonia was a career .293 hitter.

        • Greg

          No you cant bring the money into the point.

          He’s a good hitter, not a great hitter.

          Would you have considered Dave Kingman to be a good hitter

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

            Dave Kingman isn’t even on the same planet as Teixeira. That comparison makes zero sense.

            • Greg

              Exactly. This guy considers Tex to not be a good hitter anymore. I actually should have gone with Reggie Jackson.

  • Greg

    Tex might be having Swisheritis. Great from the right side, bad from the left side.

  • Kostas

    Dear Joe,

    Please give Tex three days off. He is looking like Jorge Posada right now.

    That is all.

    • Greg

      He did have two hits tonight

      • pat

        Should have been 5 or 6, easy.

      • Guns of the Navarone

        One hit.

      • Kostas

        one hit, one strike out…. another 1-4 night and striking out when he should be getting on.

        He can’t hit anyone right now…..well unless Sergio Mitre were to pitch for another team.

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

      He has three hits in his last seven plate appearances, and two are doubles.

      • Pat D

        How dare he not be 7-7.

      • Kostas

        5 strike outs and 1 RBI…..and more pop ups than doubles.

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

          What?

  • Frank

    All kidding aside. Tex needs to sit for a game or two.

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

      That was a bad swing at ball four, but Tex has had a good game overall.

      • Kostas

        defensively he is always has a good game. His swings and misses along with just poor AB’s are not good.

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

          He DID hit an opposite field double.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Boony-one of Larry Rothschildren!

    /reaching

  • pat

    Longo you’re not even curveball worthy. You get the heat and you like it.

  • Ivan

    Jesus, right down the middle too.

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

    D-Rob is so awesome.

  • Monteroisdinero

    It’s the front leg extension Coney!

  • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Matt Imbrogno

    Wonder if Robertson will throw the change to Joyce.

    • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Matt Imbrogno

      That’ll do.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    K-Rob

  • Guns of the Navarone

    David Robertson is fucking phenomenal.

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

    Golden Sombrero for Matt Joyce.

    • Mister Delaware

      He looks very much like a guess hitter.

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

        That fact that’s he still hitting in the .290’s is spectacular considering the terrible slump he’s in. He was overachieving in the first half. Like much of this Rays offense.

  • Karl Krawfid

    D-Rob brings Joy.

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

    David Robertson is unstoppable.

  • pat

    Love that he didn’t throw a single curve.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Can someone post the piece on DRob’s mechanics and leg extension? It was a good one.

  • Pat D

    David Robertson is the David Robertson of his generation.

    • Mykey

      Hahaha for some reason, I really enjoyed this.

  • Ivan

    If I told you that D-Rob would be the most effective player from that 06 draft in a yankee perspective and who they drafted. No way you guys believe me right?

    • Ivan

      I mean at least so far.

    • Guns of the Navarone

      No way I would have believed you, and would probably be sad as well. A lot of talent in that draft…

    • CP

      Joba still has a fairly sizable lead over Robertson.

  • Greg

    This is another reason why D-Rob cant come in in the seventh as opposed to others.

    His pitch count.

    It took him about 20 pitches to get through one inning. His pitch count for one inning is very high. Imagine adding an out or two to that. It could be 25-30 pitches a night. Heading into Scott Procter territory.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Robertson doesn’t have to to pitch multiple innings if Girardi uses him as a fireman. He can come in to get one or two outs, and have Wade take the 8th.

      • Greg

        And if Wade blows the eighth, everybody would screaming at Girardi, about why was Robertson not used instead of Wade?

        • Guns of the Navarone

          Some people would complain about it, but not me personally.

        • Jetrer

          who cares what people scream about? it just makes sense to use your best relievers in the biggest situations

          • CP

            who cares what people scream about? it just makes sense to use your best relievers in the biggest situations get the best matchups possible.

        • mbonzo

          Robertson should be pitching the highest leverage instance outside of the starting pitcher. So in the 7th, with 2 men on and the game is on the line, I would prefer to have my best non-closer reliever out there. The 8th could be a 1,2,3 inning for all we know, but I’d rather have my best reliever in the toughest situation. I’m sure someone would complain, but statistically it makes the most sense.

    • Guns of the Navarone

      Who says he needs to come out and pitch the eighth? This is the problem with thinking along with bullpen roles. Bring him in the 7th if the game is on the line. Pitch count has nothing to do with it. Let Logan/Noesi/Wade get you through a fresh 8th with the bases cleared.

    • Jetrer

      Or you could just use him to get the biggest outs and get out of jams, and then use lesser relievers to start innings with nobody on base

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    How is Derek Jeter even a choice on that Player of the Game poll?

  • pat

    Cano is taking this fool yard.

    • pat

      Orrrrr not.

  • Guns of the Navarone

    With all the fuss and nonsense over Joba’s role… you’re probably looking at the future closer right here. The walks are troublesome, but that’s offset by extreme strikeout numbers. He seems like the kind of pitcher who can throw strikes consistently. It’s not like he gets out of whack mechanically. It’s just a matter of challenging hitters

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Everyone complains thet D-Rob can’t close because he throws too many pitches, nut there have been many closers, like KRod, that also make it interesting and throw lots of pitches and still close.

      • Guns of the Navarone

        Spoiled by Mo for all these years…

        Nobody’s perfect. But I think it’s pretty obvious who the second best reliever on the Yankees is. That’s who should close.

  • Bryan Egan

    Did Drob even bust out the curve once that inning?

    • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Matt Imbrogno

      No; all fastballs. Bad. Ass.

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

    Joe Maddon is seriously bringing in a lefty for Chris Dickerson? What an ass.

    • CMP

      He’s from the LaRussa school of managering.

    • Bryan Egan

      I think it had more to do with the 8 out 9 last pitches being balls and walking two guys.

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

        BUT IT’S CHRIS DICKERSON!

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

    I can haz Laird?

    • Greg

      Defensive replaement please?

      • pat

        For who?

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Who would play RF?

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

        Which leads me to one question I’ve had: Does Grandy ever play the corners? I can’t recall seeing it as a Yankee at least.

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

      NEVAH!!!!!!!!!

      Sincerely,
      Joe Girardi

  • Cuso

    Tomorrow’s lineup:
    CF Gardner
    SS Jeter
    1B Tex
    2B Cano
    RF Swisher
    DH Posada
    3B Nunez
    LF Dickerson
    C Cervelli

    Book it. Grandy is gettin the day off & Dickerrson starts v. the righty, not Jones

    • Mister Delaware

      The double bench certainly is a Girardi trademark.

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

        At least he is doing it during CC’s starts this year when you don’t need a ton of runs. He did it constantly during AJ’s starts last year so that even if AJ pitched a gem (unlikely) he didn’t have a chance.

      • Cuso

        especially on days that CC starts I’ve been noticing.

        Seen a few CC starts where the 7,8,9 included both Ramiro Pena AND Cervelli

  • Bryan Egan

    Wait why the hell is Dickerson batting for Gardner?

    • Karl Krawfid

      Jonez

      • Bryan Egan

        Oh my bad. I thought Gardner was batting before Nunez.

    • Greg

      Dickerson was batting for Jones.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      DICKERSON WAS A DEFENSIVE REPLACEMENT for Jones.

      fucking caps lock

  • pat

    GIVE NOONEY TEH GREEN LIGHT

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    INSURANCE!

  • Will (the other one)

    EDDDIIIEEEEEEEE

  • Greg

    Is Nunez completely useless anymore?

    • Jetrer

      ok, ok, only defensively

    • Guns of the Navarone

      In the field? He’s good at giving his pitchers some more batters to throw to.

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

    Nunie puts the final nail in the coffin

  • CMP

    Damn. Nunez just ruined Mariano’s save.

  • pat

    Man, if that snuck past Joyce that’s an inside the parker.

  • Pat D

    Yay for insurance runs.

    Now there won’t be any comments about them not taking full advantage offensively and all that.

    Yes, I know that was already said.

  • David, Jr.

    Nuney!!!! Way to go, Buddy!!!!!

  • Greg

    This has been an anti-hater night. Logan getting the job done, Nunez being productive, Girardi making the right moves.

  • Alfredo

    way to fight it off nunez!

  • CMP

    Nunez is fine as long as no one hits the ball to him.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Mo in a 4 run game? We might need him tomorrow with CC vs Shields.

    • Greg

      Not if CC goes 9.

  • Greg

    Probably Girardi wants the game badly. No mishaps.

    • Guns of the Navarone

      May have had Mariano all warmed up already anyway.

      • Greg

        Another fair point.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Mo taking one for the team.

  • mbonzo

    Dear Matt Imbrogs,
    Where was that trade value calculator you talked about on the Pulse Network? I can’t remember the website or where you mentioned it in the video. Thanks bud.

  • pat

    Lol, Coney tellin it like it is.

  • Bryan Egan

    He’s probably in because they didn’t have enough time to get someone else warm. Ayala got up but sat down soon after.

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

    REVENGE!

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    9 pitches, 9 strikes, 3 outs. Too easy.

  • pat

    Rays last 7 outs 5k 2gb. BOOYAH

  • Greg

    Curtis was like “Dont hit me!”

  • Alfredo

    good win for us tonight after a tough loss. ohh and do not forget twomorrow CC pitches.

  • SDM

    apparently Mo is the most prolific K-out pitcher in history of baseball, espn gameday says he has a career total of 101407242 K-outs

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

      Mo also has the best career adjusted ERA+ of any pitcher in history.

      1. Mariano Rivera 205
      2. Pedro Martinez 154
      3. Jim Devlin 151
      4. Lefty Grove 148
      5. Walter Johnson/Hoyt Wilhelm/Dan Quisenberry 147

  • Cuso

    Is a gennleman with a bro-stache invited to this partayyyyyyyyy?

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

      Only if he’s ready to rock!

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

      Russ Martin took that commercial waaaay to seriously.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Curtis future MLB Commish?

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    824 comments losing last night…598 winning tonight

    love winning.

    • Alfredo

      thats funny. i guess more action in yesterdays game.

      • CMP

        No, just more bickering amongst the commenters

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Matsui hit his 500th pro HR (Japan and US) tonight. Congrats to him.

    • CMP

      He was always a class act.

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

      Godzilla!