Game 98: Heat Wave


(Photo Credit: The New York Times)

It’s game number 98, and that also happens to be the temperature today. Actually, that’s probably a little light. That might be the temperature in the shade. I feel bad for the people in the stands today, especially those in the sections without shade. Here’s the lineup…

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

A.J. Burnett, SP

The game starts at 1:05pm ET and can be seen on YES. Enjoy.

Categories : Game Threads


  1. Mike HC says:

    I really hope to get about 50 more updates that drinking water is good when it is very hot outside.

  2. Mike HC says:

    I know everyone is sick of talking about the lineup, but not even about Jeter, Cano has been indisputably our best hitter for a while now. He should be hitting 3 and work around that.

  3. Dela G says:

    Tex last night

    “I like it,” Teixeira said. “I think it makes our lineup deeper. … I love having (Gardner) as the leadoff hitter right now.”

    at least he sees the light

  4. Pastadivingarod says:

    Jeter has to understand gardy is the future at leadoff.
    Like laird at 3rd too

  5. Guns of the Navarone says:

    Should be a lot of fun to be had around that infield today.

    I like the top of that lineup. Switch Cano and Teixeira, bat Jeter 9th, and you’ve got a winner.

  6. Jack Merridew says:

    So when Alex returns Cano will be hitting 6th? Of the 1-6 hitters one obviously doesn’t belong.

  7. Uke says:

    I know this is off topic but Bichette is going off of late.

  8. Pastadivingarod says:

    Laird has a small window to impress with chavez on the mend. Chavez and Soriano should both be back soon

  9. first time lawng time says:

    Nothing beats the Yankees classic in which Castillo drops the ball. That’s the best.

    The fact that they made that game a Yankees Classic and they play it so often makes it that much funnier

  10. Guns of the Navarone says:

    Amy Winehouse is dead.


    Watch out. Celebrity deaths come in threes…

  11. Mike HC says:

    Burnett should pitch well today.

  12. Is that Ricky Weeks brother?


  13. Greg says:

    I really like Cliff Pennington. Good defense and underrated offense

  14. for some reason, players like Pennington always seem to have good series against the Yanks. Annoying.

  15. Mike Axisa says:

    Is it just me, or does the outfield grass in front of the warning track look weird? Like they mowed it in the opposite direction or something.

    • Multiple Personalities says:

      fail sorry i meant http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play......d=17177293

      • Guns of the Navarone says:

        We were somewhere around the bottom of the fourth inning… when the DRUGS began to take hold.

        I remember saying something like, “I feel a bit lightheaded. Maybe I should sing for no reason.
        Suddenly, there was a terrible roar all around us, and the sky was full of what looked like huge bats, all swooping and screeching and diving around the booth, and a voice was screaming: Holy Jesus. What are these goddamn animals?!?!!!

        Strange memories on this nervous night in the Bronx. Fear and loathing.

  16. Pastadivingarod says:

    Aj should give half of his contract back .

  17. Dela G says:

    so, which rich harden will show up?

    the 8 IP 2 H 1ER 8K harden?

    or the 4IP 10H 5ER Rich Harden?

  18. Jerome S. says:

    Michael Kay’s an idiot.

  19. Dela G says:

    What a catch by DeJesus!

  20. Pastadivingarod says:

    Nasty change up could a long day

  21. Jerome S. says:

    DeJesus, suck more next time.

  22. Pastadivingarod says:

    DD could be a nice FA pick up.

  23. Dela G says:

    hmm that was a curious decision by curtis

  24. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    That’s not a time to be caught stealing…

  25. MP says:

    Curtis makin’ a push at the 30/30 club.

  26. Pastadivingarod says:

    Where is Suzki Icing his nads?

  27. first time lawng time says:


    Anyone seen this? I don’t want to get into some Rose-esque debate over this, but is it really that big of a deal what the demographics are of the fans of a certain sport or in the stands?

  28. tut says:

    It’s absolutely painful to watch AJ pitch.

  29. James A says:

    Interesting sporcle quiz, I’m surprised the Yankees only made it twice since 1980

  30. karel capek says:

    I don’t know who will play Micheal Kay in a movie, but I DO know who will play David Cone.

    CGI Buster Keaton.

  31. Dela G says:

    damn, tex has some serious hops

  32. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    That was a Bartolo pitch

  33. Jerome S. says:

    Jim Belushi, ‘cus he’s terrible.

  34. Urban says:

    Jeff Garlin is the guy who should have played Norm’s brother on Cheers.

  35. Pat D says:

    Sigh, Teix.

  36. Jerome S. says:


  37. Urban says:

    Keifter Sutherland is 5″4″ and Kay is 6’4″, but other than that, there are no similarities.

  38. Jerome S. says:

    That left fielder was a statue.

  39. Xstar7 says:

    That a way Robbie.

  40. YankeesJunkie says:

    Nice ribbie by Martin .

  41. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:


  42. first time lawng time says:

    “I think he going to play Majong later.”

    What? Is that supposed be a joke? Michael Kay is so dumb.

  43. Dela G says:

    lol wtf is kim wearing?

    she looks like she’s going to a slooty wimbledon match

  44. Mike Axisa says:

    Uh, did YES just cut out for anyone else?

  45. Pastadivingarod says:

    So with the lead AJ Will give up at least 2 this inning.

  46. YankeesJunkie says:

    Nice pickoff.

  47. Monteroisdinero says:


  48. Pat D says:

    Anyone else notice the sound effect when a guy gets a hit or walk? When did that start?

  49. first time lawng time says:

    Teixeira seems like he has the blandest personality of the people on the team.

  50. Pat D says:

    Paul, Nunez is playing 2nd.

    Oh, christ, AJ.

  51. YankeesJunkie says:

    Burnett just can’t keep the ball in the park this year.

  52. Mike Axisa says:

    Wooo shutdown innings. All year baby, give those runs back.

  53. Dela G says:

    yeah… that was tattooed

  54. Dela G says:

    i thought dejesus was safe

  55. YankeesJunkie says:

    That was Jeteresque

  56. first time lawng time says:

    It’s 2 runs…not a big deal.

  57. Pastadivingarod says:

    Told ya
    This guy is a head case

  58. Mike HC says:

    Jeter gets the superstar call there on his signature play.

  59. Karl Krawfid says:

    nice shutdown inning

  60. Phife Dawg says:

    Vintage Jeter!

  61. wow says:

    oh AJ, we can always count on you.

  62. Urban says:

    The ball doesn’t travel is very warm and humid weather…that is, unless it’s a matchup between AJ and Willingham.

    BTW Has there ever been a study to show the ball doesn’t travel well in humid weather?

    • Jerome S. says:

      I’m pretty sure it travels better.

      • Urban says:

        Does it? You’re right in that supposedly balls travel further when it’s warmer, although I’ve also heard that in very humid weather the baseballs absorb moisture and don’t travel as far, so it’s possible both are true since it can be warm without being humid.

        I’m wondering if it’s ever been shown in both cases, or if it’s just one of those accepted beliefs.

  63. Jerome S. says:

    Yeah…I really want to like AJ, but he makes it so damn hard.

  64. Lmao he was so safe thank god for this heat messing with the umps

  65. Urban says:

    Wow, that’s not even all that close.

  66. Pastadivingarod says:

    I wonder if sandy and the Mets would take AJ in a strait up trade for Bay.

  67. first time lawng time says:

    I bet AJ doesn’t give up any more runs.

  68. Xstar7 says:

    There goes Laird’s perfect BA and OBP.

  69. Pat D says:

    I know that answer. Someone referenced that game earlier this week.

    He also had negative WPA for that game.

  70. first time lawng time says:

    Hideki Matsui!

    I finally got the answer to the quiz!

  71. Mike HC says:

    Kim getting frisky in the booth.

  72. Urban says:

    This could be the strangest thing I’ve seen go on in the YES booth.

  73. first time lawng time says:


    I’m sorry. What was that, Michael?

    Shut down inning!!

  74. nycsportzfan says:

    Dante BIchette Jr now over 300wtih GCL with his 4-4 today, and he went 3-3 yesterday.. Dudes OBP is outstanding…

    • Urban says:

      I have no idea if Bichette will turn out to be a good player, but considering his father treated walks as if they were a disease, I am impressed that he seems to understand the value of base on balls. If he can combine his walk rate with is father’s hitting, then we’ll have something quite good.

      Long, long way to go.

  75. pat says:

    DBJr 4-4 with 2 BB and 2 doubles today in another GCL blowout. Kid is en fuego.

  76. YankeesJunkie says:

    Non-Alcoholic! Throw that shit out

  77. Mike HC says:

    Why non alcoholic? It seems like Kim already had a drink or two, let the guys in the booth get in on the action.

  78. first time lawng time says:

    I’d like to see Kay and Paulie get liquored up in the booth. THAT would be entertaining.

  79. Kostas says:

    Time to change Tex’s name from Pop up to Whiff.

  80. Dank Weather Forecasts! says:

    The profile on Kei Igawa in today’s NYT is brutally sad!!

    • YankeesJunkie says:

      The sad life of the richest man in the minors.

      Now that I got my insult in how was it sad?

    • Monteroisdinero says:

      Except for the part where Cashman says “He drove past me on the way from Manhattan to Trenton-he drives faster than his fastball”

      Interesting read. Making all that money cushions the sadness..

      • Dank Weather Forecasts! says:

        Yeah Cashman comes off as a dick but I understand it. I watched those games too. The isolation, I think, and the fact that he still commutes from Manhattan, like he’s madly clinging to something other than reality. I doubt he cares about the money. The JC Romero bit really sealed the deal on the profile.

    • Urban says:

      I wouldn’t call it “brutally” sad. I’d be quite happy to make $46 million and have a limo drive me to a minor league ballpark every day, but I get the point. He is an athlete who came to the United States to pitch in the big leagues, and has been down in the bushes for the last four years.

      I still don’t know if Igawa can’t pitch in the majors on some level, and if I was him, after this season, I’d try to hook on with an NL West team, perhaps the Padres, and pitch in a ballpark kind to flyball pitchers. He’s a lefty and he always did have the ability to generate swings and misses, so perhaps he might still have a future, even if it’s out of the pen. If he fails again, at least he’ll know he gave it one last shot.

  81. teddy says:

    lets go laird!!!

  82. Pastadivingarod says:

    Laird step up time

  83. first time lawng time says:

    Weak, Laird. Weak.

  84. jay says:

    I know we make fun of AJ but I’d put that curveball he threw to end last inning up against almost every breaking ball in the game

  85. Karl Krawfid says:

    Missed 2 fastballs right down the middle.

  86. Jack Merridew says:

    And that’s why Nunez will continue to play 3rd until Chavez returns.

  87. teddy says:

    laid wasn’t even competive against those 3 fastballs, oh well

  88. Pastadivingarod says:

    Ok eric chavez come on up

  89. Kostas says:

    More missed opportunities. That has been the story of the offense since the first game back.

  90. YankeesJunkie says:

    Rarely see Gardner make a mistake though it would have been a tough play regardless.

  91. Karl Krawfid says:

    This playing shallow shit in this heat is just dumb.

  92. Jimmy McNulty says:

    Well that sucked.

  93. Mike Axisa says:

    Infield in? It’s the fifth inning.

  94. YankeesJunkie says:

    Nice job by Burnett!

  95. first time lawng time says:

    Allan Jaaaaaaames!

  96. Jimmy McNulty says:

    Well shit AJ, sometimes you’re not as terrible as we make you out to be.

  97. Cy Pettitte says:

    the pop out/whiff king.

  98. Karl Krawfid says:

    Keep dropping that back Knee Tex

  99. Kostas says:

    Just worthless at the plate right now.

  100. teddy says:

    teix is the master of the popup.

    keep being a stubborn player teix

  101. Jesse says:

    Am I the only one who thinks it’s really annyoing that Michael Kay STILL tells everyone how many hits Jeter has once he gets a base hit? I know he’s gonna pass a lot of guys this year, but don’t tell me how many hits he has once he gets a hit. Just tell me when he passes guys. I love Michael Kay and all, but c’mon.

  102. BigTimeBartolo says:

    Can’t stand watching Teix at the plate when he’s like this. It’s either a fucking pop-up or he’s swinging over the top of a changeup. A fucking 340 OBP is absolutely unacceptable

  103. Monteroisdinero says:

    This game is vintage AJ in 2011. So far. The A’s are not very good with the bat but he’s been tough. The Yanks rarely have a starter not go into the 6th this year. (except last night).

  104. Mike Axisa says:

    Burnett is allergic to 1-2-3 innings.

    • CBean says:

      He looked exhausted at the beginning of the inning. I was at the game last night and one of stadium employees was telling me that it was nearly 120degrees on the field last night.

  105. YankeesJunkie says:

    That was a perfect pitch by AJ

  106. BigTimeBartolo says:

    2 out walks…LOVE EM

  107. Pastadivingarod says:

    Three run HR HERE watch.

  108. Cy Pettitte says:


  109. Jetrer says:

    fucking AJ being AJ

  110. Mike Axisa says:

    Walking a guy with a .273 OBP?

  111. BigTimeBartolo says:

    Good call by Girardi, get him the fuck out. I’ve seen enough

  112. YankeesJunkie says:

    Can’t say that is bad move considering the damage Burnett has done to himself in the last 10 pitches of an outing.

  113. Pastadivingarod says:


  114. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    What was I doing thinking AJ would have a good game against the A’s

  115. teddy says:

    burnett blows, i want to call him gutless, but i can’t prove it

  116. Kostas says:

    AJ’s inability to get out of the inning plus the offense’s lack of ability to score any runs = joe bringing the infield in last inning….magnifies the lack of confidence in today’s line up.

  117. jay says:

    that’s the definition of a reputation hook

  118. Tut says:

    Mental case

  119. first time lawng time says:

    Why is Robertson not in?

  120. Pastadivingarod says:

    Lawng time a huge cory wade fan here

  121. Pasqua says:

    AJ can be as pissed-off as he wants to be, but the man needs a reality check. His track record does not suggest a pretty end to that situation. If he doesn’t realize that, he’s in denial.

  122. BigTimeBartolo says:


  123. Jack Merridew says:

    And we’d have 0 runs if it weren’t for Robbie Cano. Somebody needs to step up, Burnett and Wade certainly haven’t.

  124. teddy says:

    embrassing yanks can’t get them out,

  125. FIPster Doofus says:

    Damn. Weeks is a fucking pest.

  126. Pastadivingarod says:

    Winna winna chicken dinner
    Pay me lawng

  127. Cy Pettitte says:

    just don’t punch anything AJ

  128. Tut says:

    At least he kept them in the game

    • Jetrer says:

      Losers anthem

    • FIPster Doofus says:

      Given last night’s postgame thread, I sense sarcasm in your comment, and I like it very much.

      • first time lawng time says:

        Gee ever thought that not very pitcher is going to give a CGSHO?

        You and other people here need to get the fuck over the fact that the Yankees can’t have an ace for every spot in the rotation.

        Would you rather him pitch like Hughes?

        Unbelievable that people get on AJ for ANYTHING but they will not stop defending Hughes.

        • FIPster Doofus says:

          I don’t even dislike Burnett, per se. I just know when a pitcher is below average. Unfortunately, he is, and the price tag isn’t helping matters.

        • Jetrer says:

          Hughes has been worse, YES
          That doesn’t excuse a guy who was signed to be and is paid to be a #2 pitching like a 5th starter.
          Its not getting on AJ for anything – its getting on AJ for being a complete bust over the last 2 years.

  129. Pastadivingarod says:

    Logan up (as girardi raises the white flag)

  130. Guns of the Navarone says:

    I can’t believe Nunez didn’t fuck that up.

  131. first time lawng time says:

    1 out away from a quality start…not complaining.

    If the offense scores some runs, everything will be fine.

    • FIPster Doofus says:

      “Quality start” is a pretty useless way to gauge a pitcher, especially when a 4.50 ERA is well below average. And especially when the pitcher leaves the bases loaded.

    • Jetrer says:

      a Quality Start, minimum req (6 in, 3ER), is a below avg start – a mediocre start
      AJ has only managed to be at least mediocre in 8 of 21 starts this year
      That is horrible

  132. Pastadivingarod says:

    Thought nunez was going to knobluck that ball into the stands.

  133. Bronx Byte says:

    Two more years of Burnett not protecting a lead.

  134. Jerome S. says:

    Because your God forbids you from using your D-Rob.

  135. Mike Axisa says:

    Way to take a pitch with Harden at 100 pitches, Robbie.

  136. Cy Pettitte says:

    god damn Swish, what a monster shot

  137. FIPster Doofus says:


  138. Mike Axisa says:

    Waaa waaa waaa sign DeJesus, trade for Bay.

  139. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:


  140. Pat D says:

    Too bad someone wasn’t on base.

    But what a shot.

  141. Esteban says:

    OH. MY. GOD.

  142. teddy says:

    thanks swisher, no thanks burnett

  143. Karl Krawfid says:

    Damn that was a bomb

  144. Monteroisdinero says:


  145. BigTimeBartolo says:


  146. Pat D says:

    Russell Branyan hit the upper deck, you tool.

  147. CMP says:

    5.2 innings, 6 hits, 3 walks, 3 earned runs for AJ against a lousy hitting team. Not horrible, certainly better than Hughes abortion last night but still nothing more than mediocre.

  148. Pastadivingarod says:

    Branyan hit a ball into the upper deck last year.

  149. Hamburger says:

    Cmon Michael Kay, Russell Branyan hit one into the upper deck last year.

  150. Cy Pettitte says:

    “doing research” = reading RAB comments?

  151. Pastadivingarod says:

    Paul oneil just pointed to where branyans went and said that area was unhitable. Lol

  152. Mike Axisa says:

    First pitch steal pls.

  153. Pat D says:

    MLBN’s Prime 9 for Best Managers:

    1. John McGraw
    2. Joe McCarthy
    3. Casey Stengel
    4. Tony LaRussa
    5. Bobby Cox
    6. Walter Alston
    7. Earl Weaver
    8. Sparky Anderson
    9. Joe Torre

    Apparently 5 World Series titles doesn’t mean anything if you manage for damn near 50 years, a bunch of them with substandard teams and this causes you to have a career losing record.

    Stupid, if you ask me.

  154. Pastadivingarod says:

    I think cano can get one up there (with his dad pitching)

  155. Cy Pettitte says:

    god dammit Boone.

  156. Mike Axisa says:

    Shutdown innings baby.

  157. teddy says:

    giradri an idiot

  158. Esteban says:


  159. YankeesJunkie says:

    Boone Fucking Logan!

    LOOGYs rock and are so useful to the team

  160. BigTimeBartolo says:

    Fuck you Boone Logan. I hope you get DFA’d and then assassinated.

  161. Pastadivingarod says:


  162. Mike Axisa says:

    Girardi knows Matsui as well as anyone, and he’s still brings in the inferior pitcher just because of the LH on LH matchup. So stupid.

  163. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Did JC Romero kill Girardi’s dog or something?

  164. first time lawng time says:

    It’s Matsui so it’s okay.

  165. Kostas says:

    This fucking team can be so frustrating, especially when they get in these mediocre funks.

  166. Jack Merridew says:

    I think Logan’s done. Romero will take his spot.

  167. Pastadivingarod says:

    Logan …………………………..why

  168. Jerome S. says:

    Again, my opinion of Girardi is steadily eroding. le sigh.

    Good thing most managers suck.

  169. YankeesJunkie says:

    WNBA All Star Game starting: insert joke

  170. tom says:

    This is such an eminently winnable game (knocking the starter out early in the 6th is supposed to be a good sign, right?), but it’s starting to have that “they’ll do enough to just barely lose” feeling.

    This is not remotely a defense of Burnett, who makes me curse with regularity, but…it has to be aggravating to him that, pretty much every time he pitches, the one mistake (which you can essentially count on him making) turns out to decide the game. If he had CC’s run support, he’d be obviously the same pitcher, but I don’t think he’d enrage us quite as much, because his margin for error would allow us to let more things slide.

  171. Rockstar4Life says:

    3 behind boston in the L column after today. This team sucks.

  172. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Come on A’s bring in Joey devine.

  173. Jack Merridew says:

    This game has classic Yankees comeback written all over it.

  174. YankeesJunkie says:

    I am calling a walk off win right now.

  175. Pastadivingarod says:

    Would rather have seen garrison then logan
    Bring up sori and romero send down garrison and logan

  176. Jetrer says:

    Jeter swinging the bat pretty well lately

  177. first time lawng time says:

    Oh Granderson, you have been so useless today.

  178. FIPster Doofus says:

    Should’ve signed Choate over Feliciano and Balfour over Soriano.

  179. Dela G says:

    that was odd how the shift was beaten

  180. MikeD says:

    Shifts. I hate shifts.

  181. Kostas says:

    Tex will pop up for the inning ending out.

  182. Pastadivingarod says:

    Ball4 brain fart

  183. Adam Parker says:

    Gardner lacks grit. Put Jeter back on top.

  184. MikeD says:

    HR, please, Robbie.

  185. first time lawng time says:

    Fucking offense.

  186. Karl Krawfid says:

    We gon’ lose.

  187. Pastadivingarod says:

    I miss the hr derby cano

  188. YankeesJunkie says:

    I love the live blogging during the game.

  189. BigTimeBartolo says:

    I like to think that Girardi is planning on running Logan into the ground this game, so we can DFA him afterwards. Instead of the alternative…

  190. tom says:

    Jeter gets on base three times, and the team doesn’t cash in once. They can’t afford to waste opportunities like that.

    What I’d expect now: Jeter’ll come to the plate in the 9th with the tying runs on, fail to come through, and get a full course of the “Jeter is done” treatment.

  191. Pastadivingarod says:

    Why is logan still pitching?.

  192. Jetrer says:

    Gardner having problems today

  193. YankeesJunkie says:

    Two bad defensive plays from Gardner.


  194. FIPster Doofus says:

    Boone Logan better be out of here by Aug. 1.

  195. kevin says:

    wrong move bringing in a lefty to face matsui. he was your freakin WS MVP remember joe???????

  196. first time lawng time says:

    I wish the Yankees would score some more runs this game. Offense has Ben lifeless today.

  197. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    If Mitre was still here he’d be pitching now

  198. jay says:

    Tex will at least always do that…

  199. Pastadivingarod says:

    “It was a disaster. We failed.”
    By Mike Axisa
    Is that the logan paragraph?
    Or the AJ Burnett contract?

  200. Mariano's Pimp Hand says:

    Weird Jeter stat: .303 BA against starters and .190 against relievers.

  201. Greg says:

    Well, if they lose they have to go 8-0 to properly “fatten up”

  202. BigTimeBartolo says:

    Does Martin project as a type B free agent?

  203. Greg says:

    And Girardi should not get any blame for this game. He made the right moves, but the team has let him down.

    • Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

      The only bad move he made was bringing in Logan against Matsui who crushes lefties

    • Jetrer says:

      Matsui this year: 120 wRC+ vs LH, 66 wRC+ vs RH
      Bringing in Logan to face Matsui was decidedly not the right move

  204. Mike Axisa says:

    Very nice Russ. Very nice.

  205. Jack Merridew says:

    Now bunt the runners over for Laird. Play small ball.

  206. Mike Axisa says:

    Don’t bunt. Jesus don’t bunt.

  207. Cy Pettitte says:

    “Russell finds the hole” – I’d buy that porno if he still had the Russtache.

  208. Dave the Ox says:

    Why isn’t Dickerson pinch-running?

  209. Monteroisdinero says:

    Monsieur Martin e la!

    /can’t wait for a homer

  210. Guns of the Navarone says:

    Bunting down two runs with six outs to go. The brilliance of Joe Girardi is truly astounding.

  211. Monteroisdinero says:

    All’s foul line with Nunez :-(

  212. Karl Krawfid says:

    Thanks Joe!

  213. Xstar7 says:

    Damn it Kay, that ball was not drilled!

  214. BigTimeBartolo says:

    Thanks for the great AB Nunez…

  215. first time lawng time says:

    No DP. Please.

  216. wow says:

    good call there Joe. the was productive.

  217. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Joe Girardi Baseball™

  218. mbonzo says:

    Its sad that I’d rather see Laird hitting here than Posada.

  219. Guns of the Navarone says:

    Girardi’s managing has become indefensible in my opinion.

  220. Pastadivingarod says:

    Hip hip

  221. Kostas says:


  222. Cy Pettitte says:

    hip hip oy vey.

  223. jay says:

    can’t say I didnt see that coming

  224. Jetrer says:

    DFA soon please, Montero really can’t be any worse

  225. Mike Axisa says:

    Nah, Montero’s OPS is too low. Keep him down.

  226. Greg says:

    Dont blamr Girardi. If Nunez had bunted that would have scored a run

    • Jetrer says:

      he did bunt (tried to))
      + Fallacy of the predetermined bullshit argument
      down 2 with 6 outs left = don’t intentionally give away outs

      • Greg says:

        YOu get on Girardi way to much. It was not an egriegous error.

        • Jetrer says:

          I hardly ever get on Girardi
          Most of the time I defend Girardi
          But stupid is stupid, Lefty for Matsui = very stupid
          Free outs when down 2 with 6 outs left = also stupid

          • Greg says:

            It wasnt a free out because Nunez ended up not getting the bunt down. And you can say he gave up two strikes, but would he have hit those? You can’t say that.

            • Jetrer says:

              You never know. Most likely the outcome would not have changed, but TRYING to give a way an out in that situation is very clearly bad strategy, especially considering who was coming up.

  227. BigTimeBartolo says:

    stupid, fucking stupid.

  228. first time lawng time says:

    Culprit of today: the offense

    like 11 baserunners and 2 runs? That’s sad.

  229. wow says:

    I mean c’mon the PH decision was a nobrainer…. leave Laird in, of course.

  230. Kostas says:

    LOL!!!!! Unbelievable. Joe’s ability to rely on that fucking notebook cracks me up.

  231. mbonzo says:


    Posada is obviously bored, promote him to retirement.

  232. Karl Krawfid says:

    Fucking horrible.

    What kind of swing was that?

  233. Monteroisdinero says:

    Look at the bright side folks. It makes Jorge’s not being a Yankee in 2012 SO much easier to deal with.

  234. kevin says:

    i love you georgie but your time has passed.. bring up JESUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  235. Cuso says:

    Terrific job, Jorge!

    You’re so f*cking valuable.

  236. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    DFA/Release Posada. Seriously…

  237. Dela G says:

    yay, losing the DH!

  238. David, Jr. says:

    Bat 8th in Old Timers Game.

  239. Mike R says:

    Yah.. I love Posada, but his time has come and gone. The guy is a DH… Meant to get hit’s and his batting .210… It’s pathetic, I’m sorry bring up Montero trade for a DH let Posada play once a week, cuz he’s god awful.

  240. MikeD says:

    It’s not a tough call. Robertson is more valuable in the 7th.

  241. Greg says:

    Why dont you guys blame the players instead of the manager.

    Gardner’s gone 0-4 in the leadoff spot.

    • Mike R says:

      And he’s also been batting over .500 since the All star break… Hmmm?

      • Greg says:

        Doesnt matter. Jeter gets the same crticism. I have to be fair.

        • Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

          Jeter 2-3 with a walk by all means blame him!!

        • mbonzo says:

          Jeters batting .500 since the All Star break?

          • Greg says:

            Doesnt mattter. people crticized Jeter whe the offense was struggling and in order to be fair we have to crticize Gardner when the offense is struggling.

            • mbonzo says:

              Whats your obsession with hating Gardner? He’s carried the offense the last 2 weeks and you jump down his throat again as soon as he goes hitless. You ready to demote the guy hitting right under .500 since the allstar break to AAA?

              • Greg says:

                No its because people wantes Gardner moved to the leadoff spot and then the offense would roll. So everytim it doesnt….

                • mbonzo says:

                  Do you ever consider sample size larger than a single game?

                • Jetrer says:

                  Your making up your own narrative. Its been said repeatedly here that lineup changes make a difference of maybe 10-15 runs a year. It wasn’t that their would be a dramatic difference in the offense. Its that Gardner is very clearly a better hitter OVER A FULL SEASON than Jeter is now. Nitpicking game to game just makes you look like a moron.

        • Jetrer says:

          WTF are you talking about, Jeter gets criticism for being a below avg hitter for over 1.5 years. Gardner has been an above avg. hitter in that time. EVERY PLAYER, good and bad, have bad days and slumps.

    • Jetrer says:

      Where have you been? AJ and Boone have taken plenty of blame
      And it has been mentioned that Gardner is having a bad day

    • mbonzo says:

      In the real world a manager is responsible for success and failures, and when they make stupid moves that don’t work out they deserve to get reprimanded no matter how poorly their workers do.

    • David, Jr. says:

      He doesn’t have many bad games, but you have identified one.

  242. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Designated Hitter, Jesus Montero.

  243. first time lawng time says:

    So Girardi will bring in Wade in a high leverage situation, but he’ll out in Robertson in the 9th when his team is about to lose.

    Sorry, Greggy, but Girardi is a fucking moron.

    • Greg says:

      Hmm. Manager of the Year with the Marlins. Has a WS ring. You want to try that again?

      • mbonzo says:

        Marlins finished 6 games under .500 that year and 2 games under their Pythagorean W-L projection.

      • first time lawng time says:

        GAME 3 OF THE 2009 ALCS!!!

        He win a ring because he had one of the greatest teams ever playing for him. He also failed to make the playoffs his first year here, and stopped the 13 playoff appearance streak for the Yankees. And his team absolutely shit the bed the second half of last year.

        • Pat D says:

          Like it was Girardi’s fault that Cano, Jeter and Pettitte had bad years; that Posada, Matsui and Wang were all hurt; that Hughes and IPK were beyond terrible; and that Darrell Rasner and Sidney Ponson started 35 games combined.

          It was really a miracle that team won 89 games. Yet no one gave him credit for anything, and yet last year everyone wanted to suck Francona’s dick for how the Red Sox performed with all their injuries.

          • first time lawng time says:

            Was not aware of the context of 2008z
            But there is NO defense for game 3 of the 2009 ALCS.

            • Pat D says:

              What part specifically are you referring to? I really have no memories of that game.

              • first time lawng time says:

                It’s extra innings. Robertson is in. He gets 2 outs, Girardi then pulls him out for Aceves, who proceeded to lose the game.

                This is why it was dumb:
                - he said he “liked the matchup”. That matchup: the Angel was 0-1 off Aceves and had neve faced Robertson before. ONE at bat.
                - Robertson had never given up a run that postseason. In game 2, Aceves hve up a run in the 11th, but Arod tied it up, the next inning, Robertson gets ou of bases loaded (again)

                Basically, Robertson >> Aceves, but Girardi liked the matchup based on one at bat.

                And in the post game he STILL didn’t think it was stupid.

                • Pat D says:

                  Eh…not the biggest gaffe that’s been made.

                  It’s not like leaving in Bill Buckner or leaving David Cone in too long or Walter Alston’s multiple mistakes in the 1962 playoff game.

  244. Guns of the Navarone says:

    What’s sad is that we’re all gonna get to scream the same things about Jeter and/or A-Rod for the better part of decade that we’re complaining about now for Posada.

  245. Rockstar4Life says:

    The continual use of Jorge Posada is sad.

  246. Cy Pettitte says:

    oh David.

  247. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    That HP ump hasn’t helped


  248. Esteban says:

    Typical Robertson.

  249. MikeD says:

    Oddly, I don’t even worry when Robertson loads the bases. Similar to when El Duque would seemingly walk batters on purpose, putting a runner in scoring postion because he felt he could get the next hitter out. I didn’t worry because it usually worked.

  250. Billy Bats says:

    Boone Logan has a lower ERA and WHIP than AJ in this game and he pitched 2 innings.

    The A’s offense sucks. The Yankees offense just sucked more to this point.

  251. Guns of the Navarone says:

    Maybe a bloop and blast can save this utterly forgettable game.

  252. Pat D says:

    Mike A, I’m curious. I think you said in the chat this week that you expect Montero to either be traded or with the team by August 1. Do you honestly think that they will DFA Posada? How else do they bring up Montero? Demote Cervelli?

    • MikeD says:

      I’m not MikeA, and I don’t play him on TV or the Internet, but the Yankees are not DFAing Posada. Cervelli goes to AAA,most likely, to be called back up in September.

  253. Monteroisdinero says:

    Gardy taking next 2 pitches for sure.

  254. Monteroisdinero says:

    Gardy protecting. Can’t fault him.

  255. Mike Axisa says:

    Very nice, Brett.

  256. mbonzo says:

    Great at bat.

  257. YankeesJunkie says:

    Great AB by Gardner.


  258. MikeD says:

    Here’s this scum Jeter, who has been trashed last night and today, even though he hit the double that led to the Yankees run, and has been on base three times today. Bastard.

  259. Greg says:

    Now if Jeter DPs here, then we can go after him.

  260. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Gardy needs to go to 2nd

  261. mbonzo says:

    Someone needs to widen these foul lines.

  262. Guns of the Navarone says:

    What we need is a “little bit a luck.”

  263. Hugh says:

    Is it me or has the strike zone been a bit flexible today?

  264. Monteroisdinero says:

    Hit and run to stay out of the gidp. Code for Jeter’s up.

  265. Karl Krawfid says:

    Fucking Jeter.

    Had the base stolen by a mile.

    And the pitch was a ball he swung at.

  266. YankeesJunkie says:


  267. Pastadivingarod says:

    The igawa article is heart wrenching what that guy has gone through is wrong.

    • Pastadivingarod says:

      Whoops wrong thread

    • Monteroisdinero says:

      He went from Cy Young to Sayonara.

      /Sparky Lyle

      • Pastadivingarod says:

        Someone should have let him out of his contract. And go to san diego

        • MikeD says:

          There was no “letting him out of his contract.” They would have had to outright cut him, owing basically the full value of the contract, minus the minimum the team that picked him up would have had to pay. That would be a huge hit since even they didn’t know back in 2007 what was ahead. They were still hoping he’d provide some value.

          Regarding the Padres, I’m not sure of the trade details, but the Yankees probably would have had to pay 90% of his remaining contract, and similar to what I said above, they didn’t want to do that. Worse than admitting total failure, there is a risk he might pitch okay for San Diego. I mean, look at what Moseley is doing this year in the NL West.

          I do think the Yankees should have traded him to some team this off season that wanted to take a shot on him. Hey, it’s still nearly 500K in the Yankees bank, since that’s roughly minimum salary of the team that will have him.

  268. Cy Pettitte says:

    thanks for not GIDPing Jeter

  269. MikeD says:

    DFA Jeter now!

  270. mbonzo says:

    Jeter is having a great day.

  271. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Jeter with 3 hits??

    You know Suzyn…

  272. Rich in NJ says:

    Jeter doesn’t like batting leadoff…

  273. Monteroisdinero says:

    Jeets! Mr. #2 batter. Never move him again.

    Hit # 3015, Kay.

  274. Rockstar4Life says:

    No bunt? I’m disappointed Girardi.

  275. Cy Pettitte says:

    double steal wow, gritty.

  276. YankeesJunkie says:

    This has been a very aggressive inning on the basepaths.

  277. Esteban says:

    Wow that was ballsy. And now Teix, time to be a hero.

  278. mbonzo says:

    Jeter is hitting .333 since returning from the DL.

  279. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:


  280. MikeD says:

    Stupid Girardi. First he missed the opportunity to bunt, then he sends the runners distracting Granderson so he strikes out!

    And, yes, I’m kidding just in case it’s not obvious. There have been so many strange postings here that it may no longer be obvious.

    We need a Cano hit.

    • Guns of the Navarone says:

      Complaining about Girardi for putting on a bunt down two runs with six outs to go is far from strange, but ok.

  281. teddy says:

    teix you suck

  282. Pastadivingarod says:

    I blame logan for this

  283. Xstar7 says:

    It was a disaster. We failed.


  284. MikeD says:

    Sucks, but the Yankees aren’t going to win virtually every game against the A’s. It only feels like it’s their birthright to beat the A’s every game, just as it feels like they should beat the Twins every game. Every once in a while there is a loss, and sadly today was one.

  285. YankeesJunkie says:

    Fuckity fuck

  286. Dick Gozinya says:

    Fuck you Boone Logan.

  287. Jetrer says:

    way to get yourself out swinging at yet another ball

  288. Mike Axisa says:

    Oh look, Cano got himself out on a pitch off the plate.

  289. teddy says:

    cano not at pedroia level. take the pitch you genius

  290. wow says:

    sigh. this team…

  291. first time lawng time says:

    Funny how the Logan – Matsui at bat was the deciding factor.

  292. MikeD says:

    He only had one strike on him. He shouldn’t have swung if he called time out. Oh, well.

  293. Pat D says:


  294. Mike HC says:

    That was an odd at bat to end the game.

  295. The Big City of Dreams says:

    They’ll win the series tomorrow.

  296. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    FIRE GIRARDI!!1!111!!one!11uno!!!11

  297. Karl Krawfid says:

    Granderson trying to hook every single pitch.

    Tex fucking sucks.

    Wild card team all the way.

  298. tom says:

    This is a game that should get Matt rolling in in high dudgeon.

    The unhappy vibe I felt a couple of innings ago came true: a game where they did enough to just barely lose (man at third to end it is literally as close as you can get).

    Jeter on base 4 times. No one could konock him in once. For once, it’s not on the Captain.

  299. Greg says:

    Now they must go 8-0 the rest of this homestand. Otherwise its a failure.

    And are those Matsui stats for his career or just this year.

  300. mt says:

    Four baserunners on in last two innings with no out – only one scores (thanks Posada and Cano).

    Why swing if you are calling time-out?

  301. Pastadivingarod says:

    Logan has lost at least 4 games for us now.

  302. teddy says:

    it wasn’t even a strike

  303. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    The 09 team would have an 10-0 homestand. I’m sure of it.


    • Billy Bats says:

      The ’98 team would have went 12-0 in a 10 game homestand. I am positive.

    • Matt says:

      Umm, you were the one who was saying they should EASILY go 8-2 on this homestand. What happened?

      Oh right, the offense didn’t show up again, exactly like I was warning you about.

      On most nights, this team is kept in the game by its pitching. The problem is that they strand a mountain of baserunners and lose by one or two runs after missing chance after chance.

      • Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

        It was a joke. A JOKE

        • Matt says:

          It wasn’t a joke when you were so vehemently defending it the other night, saying how they “always crush” the A’s starters, and how they should be easy wins. When I repeatedly said how those were different lineups and circumstances, you continually came back and said that I was wrong.

          Don’t change the story just because you said something stupid and weren’t correct about it.

          • Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

            The comment about the 09 team was the joke.

            • Matt says:

              No, really? How could I have ever figured that out?

              My point was that despite criticizing someone on those grounds, you actually made a similar remark yourself the other night. Hypocrisy at its finest, but I’m sure that you’ll find a way to try to spin it to deflect the fact.

  304. Pastadivingarod says:

    Cano Hughes logan and Cervelli for Felix Do it!

    • Pat D says:

      Normally I’d consider this a joke, but with some of the things you’ve said today, I can’t even guess.

      Hat tip to you, for you have befuddled me.

  305. Zack says:

    Sorry, this loss is ALL on the offense. 12 men LOB with Granderson going 0-4 today.

    • Mike HC says:

      AJ didn’t pitch very well at home against a poor offense. It is on both.

      • Greg says:

        No, considering what we saw yesterday. Aj really made only one bad pitch. He tired out at the end and the bullpen gave up the next two (wade with a bequeathed runner)

        • Zack says:

          Indeed..but our offense couldn’t do squat.

        • Mike HC says:

          It has nothing to do with yesterday. This season, Hughes is no standard for if you pitched well or not. To me, AJ pitched slightly below average, which is where he has been at all year. It could be worse I guess

          • Greg says:

            He made one really bad pitch and that was it. He tired out in the sixth which led to the walks and Wade gave up a run.

            • Mike HC says:

              6 hits and 3 walks in 5.2 against a weak offense.

              • MikeD says:

                Of course, their offense has been hitting well of late, and in baseball that’s a more important trend than the seasonal trend. Individuals on teams, and thus the teams, get hot. The A’s offense right now has been hitting much better.

                AJ game up two runs before leaving in the 6th. He pitched well enough to win. We lost because we didn’t hit enough. It’s baseball.

              • Greg says:

                They werent weak yeasterday, even if Hughes was pitching.

          • Matt says:

            This is entirely on the offense, and you know it. Stop letting your hatred for Burnett get in the way of using your brain. AJ has kept them in almost every game that he has pitched this season, and with the lineup that backs him up that should be acceptable.

            • Greg says:


            • Mike HC says:

              You can’t expect to score 5 runs every game. Good starting pitching is the most important aspect of the game. So while I agree the offense deserves some blame for the loss today, in the bigger picture, AJ still really not pitching all that well is the larger problem. What you guys define as “keeping them in the game” is also defined as below average.

              • Matt says:

                Burnett was doing fine today until he tired and walked the 8 and 9 hitters before he was taken out too late by Girardi.

                Wade allowed one of his runs to score, and one bad pitch was the other two.

                Burnett hasn’t been lights out, but you guys react to him like he has the ERA that he had last season. When he allows 3 runs over essentially 6 innings, that is a game you should win almost every time. 2 for 11 with RISP is terrible.

                • Mike HC says:

                  I guess we just disagree with what is considered good pitching. Tiring before you finish 6 innings and leaving the game with the bases loaded and a middle reliever coming in against the A’s offense at home, is not considered good pitching to me. Acceptable, I guess.

                  Agreed that the offense did not play well today though as well.

                  • Matt says:

                    It’s 100 degrees today! Of course he’s going to tire earlier than usual! And Wade has been one of their better relief pitchers lately!

                    I understand that you are upset about the loss, but you are looking for reasons to be upset and you are creating the criticisms after the fact.

                    Burnett’s ERA is bad because of a few bad starts, not because he’s been consistently below average. Other than the 5.2 IP 7 ER vs. Boston and the 5.2 IP 6 ER vs. TB, his ERA in his other 19 starts is 3.70, which is slightly above average.

                    • Mike HC says:

                      I really don’t care about this loss all that much. I don’t see how you can look at his numbers on the year, or today, and claim that he has pitched well, but ok.

                    • Matt says:

                      I just posted his numbers, and they say that outside of 2 extremely bad games, he HAS pitched well.

                      So stop laying it all on him. You clearly hate him based on what he did last season, and have no ability to think objectively.

                      If a starting pitcher gives you quality innings almost every time out there, then he’s doing his job. Outside of 2 horrible games, FLUKE games because his other 19 starts have been good, he has been fine. He is not the most fun pitcher to watch, but he is doing his job.

              • Matt says:

                Burnett has also received losses in 2 games this year in which he has allowed only one run, so it’s not fair to put it all on him. He has allowed 3 or fewer earned runs in 15 of his 21 starts this year, and his pitched at least 6 innings in 12 of 21 starts.

                His numbers this season have actually been better than in 2009. He’s not pitching like an ace, but he’s been much better than you give him credit for.

                • Mike HC says:

                  I think his numbers show him to be slightly below average, which is what I gave him credit for.

                  And I’m not putting the loss all on him. I”m saying he contributed to the loss.

  306. Tut says:

    The number 2 starter pitches like a number 5 It’s imperative that Cashman gets a pitcher.

  307. Jimmy McNulty says:

    Wrell that sucked. Tex scorched a few balls that were outs, and Robbie got himself out on a shitty pitch. Le sigh.

  308. Mike HC says:

    Unbelievable that without Garcia and Colon, this year could have been a disaster. Also scary that we have to rely on them now as well.

    I still have faith in Hughes.

  309. Jake H says:

    I’m so tired of Posada. I really hope that they DFA him and call up Montero.

    • mbonzo says:

      I still think Posada could be useful on the bench, but Montero would be huge in this lineup with Arod out.

  310. teddy says:

    3 straight losses was because they score 3 runs or less. can get on a winning when your offense doesn’t show up conistanly. is why the redsox are the better team. can they hold off tb, probable, fair from a giving

    • Mike HC says:

      Don’t discount that we have been missing ARod. That is huge.

      • Greg says:

        That is true. The Red Sox have not been hampered by injuries on the offense as much as the Yankees this year.That’s why we see Ellsbury, Pedroia, and Youkiliz step up.

        • jack says:

          The Red Sox were decimated by injuries last year, far more than the yankees this year. This year not as much (but lowrie and crawford), but the pitching has seen every single starter go down. Dicek isn’t coming back, lackey has missed time, beckett has missed time, lester is missing time, clayb won’t be back until late august at the most.

          So yeah, quit whining about injuries.

  311. Zack says:

    We either score a ton of runs or don’t score at all. What a joke!

  312. Greg says:

    Thinking about it, yesterday was a Yankee style game, slugging home runs and scoring. Today was an A’s style game, dominant starting pitching and defense.

    Whichever team sets the style tommorrow will win.

    • Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

      I agree.
      Gio vs Bartolo will be a good match up, but I’d give us the edge because we are really good against lefty starters.

    • Zack says:

      If the A’s didn’t have such putrid offense, they would win a lot more than they do.
      Their bullpen ERA is among the best in the league.

  313. Karl Krawfid says:

    Montero either DHin or Catching has the perfect swing for Yankee Stadium.

    What the hell is this team waiting for?

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