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.

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609 Comments»

  1. King George says:

    Let’s get this one, boys…

  2. Greg says:

    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.

  3. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    I hope Laird isn’t becoming Hector Noesi 2.0

    • Ted Nelson says:

      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 says:

      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.

  4. pat says:

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

  5. Jimmy McNulty says:

    So who here thinks Upton’s getting traded?

  6. dkidd says:

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

    what do you do?

  7. Oscar Gamble's Fro says:

    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 says:

      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.

  8. bklyn says:

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

  9. Alfredo says:

    game started!!!!!!!

  10. pat says:

    He lives!

  11. Alfredo says:

    go jeter!hit then a stolen base.

  12. Stratman9652 says:

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

  13. FIPster Doofus says:

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

  14. Xstar7 says:

    Jeter loooooves the first innings.

  15. Alfredo says:

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

  16. Jack Merridew says:

    SHE’S GONE!

  17. Mike Axisa says:

    And boom goes the Grandymite.

    • Oscar Gamble's Fro says:

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

      Will be adding to the repertoire.

  18. Greg says:

    The Grandyman strikes again.

  19. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Curtis!

  20. Xstar7 says:

    Granderson redeeming himself for last night’s debacle.

  21. Alfredo says:

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

  22. Nuke LaDoosh says:

    rally killer

  23. Alfredo says:

    hard hit ball by tex!

  24. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    We’re hitting rockets off Price

  25. Alfredo says:

    would u guys rather have shields or Ubaldo?

  26. Greg says:

    Even that was hard.

  27. Jetrer says:

    WTP for Martin in back to back at bats

  28. Nuke LaDoosh says:

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

  29. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    ARod has that.

  30. Xstar7 says:

    Freddy just can’t have 123 first innings.

  31. Nuke LaDoosh says:

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

  32. Jedile says:

    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?

  33. Alfredo says:

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

  34. Alfredo says:

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

  35. Alfredo says:

    yeah freddy!

  36. CS Yankee says:

    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

  37. Xstar7 says:

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

  38. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

  39. Greg says:

    Maddon’s up to his old tricks

  40. Pat D says:

    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?

  41. Alfredo says:

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

  42. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Gritner

  43. Xstar7 says:

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

  44. Alfredo says:

    yeah gardner got a hit and almost injured price.

  45. IRF says:

    Brett Gardner is superman

  46. Karl Krawfid says:

    Nice at bat Jeter!

  47. Greg says:

    Jeter didnt look comfortable up there that time

  48. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  49. Tim McCarver says:

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

  50. Total Dominication says:

    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.

  51. Alfredo says:

    yeah B.J. Upton is getting traded.

  52. CMP says:

    I never realized Grandy struck out that much.

  53. Monteroisdinero says:

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

  54. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

  55. Greg says:

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

  56. CMP says:

    Freddy has been a godsend this year.

    • CS Yankee says:

      & 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”.

  57. CS Yankee says:

    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.

  58. Greg says:

    That was high

  59. pat says:

    High and outside. Nice.

  60. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    That pitch was HIGH. Like the ump.

  61. Xstar7 says:

    Hey, Tex popped up.

  62. Greg says:

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

  63. King George says:

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

  64. Mister Delaware says:

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

  65. Bronx Byte says:

    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.

  66. dkidd says:

    melky is on a pace for

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

  67. Kostas says:

    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.

  68. pat says:

    Only Robbie hits them out there. Nice try.

  69. Brian S. says:

    Mark Teixeira sucks.

  70. Jetrer says:

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

  71. CMP says:

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

  72. CS Yankee says:

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

  73. King George says:

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

  74. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

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

  75. Greg says:

    Ump is slowly starting to climb the piss off meter

  76. wow says:

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

  77. Stratman9652 says:

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

  78. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    pastadivingjeter

  79. Xstar7 says:

    Derek Jeter: no range

  80. Greg says:

    The turf helped that one out

  81. Jesus he has awful range

  82. IRF says:

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

  83. Karl Krawfid says:

    Jeez man.

  84. CS Yankee says:

    When did Kotchman turn into a hitter?

  85. Greg says:

    The Chief

  86. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    underthebatoflongoria

  87. CS Yankee says:

    Freddy…

    crafty like a mircobrewer, I tell you.

  88. Total Dominication says:

    That’s a lot of swinging strikes.

  89. dkidd says:

    i’ve grown to love freddy garcia

  90. nycsportzfan says:

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

  91. Oscar Gamble's Fro says:

    Looks like Jorge’s been providing Martin with guidance.

  92. Guns of the Navarone says:

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

  93. wow says:

    Martin strikes again.

  94. Greg says:

    He hit it hard

  95. Alfredo says:

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

  96. Total Dominication says:

    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.

  97. Your mom says:

    Jose Quintana. Legit prospect?

  98. Total Dominication says:

    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.

  99. Frank says:

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

  100. Xstar7 says:

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

  101. IRF says:

    Nolan Garcia

  102. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  103. vin says:

    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)

  104. Oscar Gamble's Fro says:

    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.

  105. Guns of the Navarone says:

    Fear Brett Gardner.

  106. IRF says:

    Gardner scared the control out of Price

  107. Xstar7 says:

    Brett Gardner. That man just fucking gets on base.

  108. This just screams DP if Gardy doesnt steal

  109. Guns of the Navarone says:

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

  110. Naved says:

    Proposed new lineup

    Gardner
    Jeter
    Granderson
    ARod
    Cano
    Tex
    Swisher
    Montero
    Martin

    Please.

    • Greg says:

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

      And what do you do with Posada?

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

      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.

  111. Total Dominication says:

    Brett fucking Gardner.

  112. Stratman9652 says:

    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”.

  113. Jetrer says:

    not at all predictable

  114. Xstar7 says:

    Jeter is so useless after the first inning.

  115. Greg says:

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

  116. wow says:

    oh please.

  117. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    seriously, Jeter should just go up there and take.

  118. Jack Merridew says:

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

  119. Guns of the Navarone says:

    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.

  120. jon says:

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

  121. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  122. Frank says:

    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 says:

      um after the first pitch jeter swung at the next four

    • Jetrer says:

      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 says:

        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.

  123. Xstar7 says:

    Hey, Granderson caught a fly ball to centerfield.

  124. Marc says:

    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.

  125. Monteroisdinero says:

    Gardy playing left and center. Beyond Grit.

  126. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

  127. Guns of the Navarone says:

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

  128. Kostas says:

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

  129. Monteroisdinero says:

    Longoria in dangerous RISP territory (for us).

  130. Xstar7 says:

    Fucking Casey Kotchman

  131. Total Dominication says:

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

  132. Monteroisdinero says:

    Monsieur Martin with another save. great goaltender.

  133. pat says:

    GRANDYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

  134. Alfredo says:

    don’t worry freddy is here!

  135. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Curtis says, “fuck yo roof”

  136. Jetrer says:

    Thank god Grandy saw that one

  137. BklynJT says:

    Gardner saved a run, and Grandy saved two.

  138. wow says:

    Grandyman

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

  140. Guns of the Navarone says:

    The Yankees don’t care about defense.

    Sincerely,

    Rob Neyer

  141. Monteroisdinero says:

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

  142. Stratman9652 says:

    The Yankees outfield is just ridiculous.

  143. IRF says:

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

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

    /possibleTMI

  145. 1stbase says:

    much better D tonight

  146. Karl Krawfid says:

    Grandy is getting beat up

  147. CMP says:

    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.

  148. Total Dominication says:

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

    • Mike Axisa says:

      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.

  149. Greg says:

    There’s a good swing

  150. Alfredo says:

    that a boy tex!

  151. Xstar7 says:

    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.

  152. jon says:

    Teix steams into 2nd

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

    • CMP says:

      Not the most athletic looking guy, is he?

      • Pat D says:

        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.

  153. jon says:

    what the fuck cano

  154. Xstar7 says:

    Great plate discipline there Robbie. Jesus…

  155. Greg says:

    This is who Cano is

  156. wow says:

    what the frick u swinging at Robinson?

  157. Mike Axisa says:

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

  158. BklynJT says:

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

  159. Skip says:

    Can-lol

  160. Guns of the Navarone says:

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

  161. Frank says:

    Absolutely terrible AB for Cano.

  162. Greg says:

    Cant blame Jeter or Tex there

  163. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Way to add some insurance, Yankees.

  164. 1stbase says:

    good job with risp there guys

  165. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    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.

  166. Guns of the Navarone says:

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

  167. Alfredo says:

    we need some more runs!

  168. Monteroisdinero says:

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

  169. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    I like those quick outs

  170. Xstar7 says:

    Cano…so smooth

  171. Greg says:

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

  172. Alfredo says:

    way to freddy 123 inning.

  173. Your mom says:

    What an effective inning.

  174. Sheepmeister says:

    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?

  175. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    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

  176. Your mom says:

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

  177. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

    Ya know, Suzyn…

  178. pat says:

    Welcome to MLB Mr. Chirinos.

  179. CMP says:

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

  180. wow says:

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

  181. Xstar7 says:

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

  182. Greg says:

    So anyone going to rail on Gardner?

  183. BklynJT says:

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

  184. CMP says:

    Now for RoMo and they can go home.

  185. Alfredo says:

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

  186. Monteroisdinero says:

    Montero stronger arm than Chirinos.

  187. wow says:

    just get thru the 7th, please

  188. Mike Axisa says:

    Nice hustle after the ball, Captain.

  189. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    I hate Sean Rodriguez.

  190. Guns of the Navarone says:

    Fucking Rays… this could lead to trouble.

  191. Xstar7 says:

    FUUUUUUUCK SEAN RODRIGUEZ.

    That bastard kills the Yankees.

  192. Monteroisdinero says:

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

  193. tom says:

    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?

  194. Frank says:

    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 says:

      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.

  195. Monteroisdinero says:

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

  196. Monteroisdinero says:

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

  197. Xstar7 says:

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

  198. CMP says:

    Nice play Teix.
    You suck Nunez.

  199. Greg says:

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

  200. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Hurry back, Eric.

  201. Guns of the Navarone says:

    Nunez could FUCK up a cup of coffee.

  202. wow says:

    the dreaded 7th inning…

  203. PhillyMatt says:

    ugh nunez

  204. Xstar7 says:

    God fucking dammit Nunez.

  205. Greg says:

    However it was ruled a base hit and no error

  206. Jetrer says:

    Nunez is completely fucking useless

  207. Monteroisdinero says:

    Oh Noony-you’re killing me.

  208. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Boone time yayyyy

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

  210. Sheepmeister says:

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

  211. Frank says:

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

  212. Alfredo says:

    lets go logan we need you!

  213. Pat D says:

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

    Doesn’t this scream DRob?

  214. Kostas says:

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

  215. pat says:

    LOON BOGAN

  216. Xstar7 says:

    Oh christ, It’s Casey Kotchman.

  217. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    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.

  218. Total Dominication says:

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

  219. Alfredo says:

    leave nunez alone it took a tough hop.

  220. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

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

    Lord knows he needs it.

  221. pat says:

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

  222. Xstar7 says:

    LOGAN REDEMPTION

  223. CP says:

    Logan is a tank.

  224. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Fist pump!

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

  225. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Boone saved Nunie’s ass there.

  226. Greg says:

    Okay Girardi and Logan haters what now?

    • BklynJT says:

      Touche

    • AaronGuielWithASmile says:

      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 says:

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

      • CP says:

        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.

    • Total Dominication says:

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

  227. IRF says:

    That was a Cervellian fist pump

  228. Guns of the Navarone says:

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

  229. Alfredo says:

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

  230. Pat D says:

    Alright Boone!

  231. Frank says:

    Nice job cleaning up Nunez’ mess.

  232. BklynJT says:

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

  233. James A says:

    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 says:

      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.

  234. Xstar7 says:

    Hey, Derek Jeter grounded out.

  235. BklynJT says:

    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 says:

      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.

  236. pat says:

    STOP HURTING MY GRANDERSON

  237. Karl Krawfid says:

    LOL poor Grandy.

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

  238. IRF says:

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

  239. Xstar7 says:

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

  240. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

  241. Frank says:

    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.

  242. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

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

  243. Frank says:

    When was this pitcher in the Yankees system?

    • jon says:

      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.

  244. Karl Krawfid says:

    Tex is not a good hitter anymore.

    I’m sorry.

  245. Greg says:

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

  246. Kostas says:

    Dear Joe,

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

    That is all.

  247. Frank says:

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

  248. Monteroisdinero says:

    Boony-one of Larry Rothschildren!

    /reaching

  249. pat says:

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

  250. Ivan says:

    Jesus, right down the middle too.

  251. Xstar7 says:

    D-Rob is so awesome.

  252. Monteroisdinero says:

    It’s the front leg extension Coney!

  253. Wonder if Robertson will throw the change to Joyce.

  254. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    K-Rob

  255. Guns of the Navarone says:

    David Robertson is fucking phenomenal.

  256. Xstar7 says:

    Golden Sombrero for Matt Joyce.

  257. Karl Krawfid says:

    D-Rob brings Joy.

  258. Xstar7 says:

    David Robertson is unstoppable.

  259. pat says:

    Love that he didn’t throw a single curve.

  260. Monteroisdinero says:

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

  261. Pat D says:

    David Robertson is the David Robertson of his generation.

  262. Ivan says:

    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?

  263. Greg says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

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

        • Guns of the Navarone says:

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

        • Jetrer says:

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

          • CP says:

            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 says:

          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 says:

      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 says:

      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

  264. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

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

  265. pat says:

    Cano is taking this fool yard.

  266. Guns of the Navarone says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

        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.

  267. Bryan Egan says:

    Did Drob even bust out the curve once that inning?

  268. Xstar7 says:

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

  269. Cuso says:

    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 says:

      The double bench certainly is a Girardi trademark.

      • Stratman9652 says:

        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 says:

        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

  270. Bryan Egan says:

    Wait why the hell is Dickerson batting for Gardner?

  271. pat says:

    GIVE NOONEY TEH GREEN LIGHT

  272. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    INSURANCE!

  273. Will (the other one) says:

    EDDDIIIEEEEEEEE

  274. Greg says:

    Is Nunez completely useless anymore?

  275. Xstar7 says:

    Nunie puts the final nail in the coffin

  276. CMP says:

    Damn. Nunez just ruined Mariano’s save.

  277. pat says:

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

  278. Pat D says:

    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.

  279. David, Jr. says:

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

  280. Greg says:

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

  281. Alfredo says:

    way to fight it off nunez!

  282. CMP says:

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

  283. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

  284. Greg says:

    Probably Girardi wants the game badly. No mishaps.

  285. Monteroisdinero says:

    Mo taking one for the team.

  286. mbonzo says:

    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.

  287. pat says:

    Lol, Coney tellin it like it is.

  288. Bryan Egan says:

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

  289. Ray the Anti-Handle says:

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

  290. pat says:

    Rays last 7 outs 5k 2gb. BOOYAH

  291. Greg says:

    Curtis was like “Dont hit me!”

  292. Alfredo says:

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

  293. SDM says:

    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

    • Xstar7 says:

      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

  294. Cuso says:

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

  295. Monteroisdinero says:

    Curtis future MLB Commish?

  296. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    824 comments losing last night…598 winning tonight

    love winning.

  297. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

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