Aug
11

Game 116: Bartday

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The last time Bartolo Colon had a season as good as this one, it was 2005 and he was wearing an Angels uniform. His career had been derailed by injury several times after that Cy Young caliber season, and yet here he is at age 38, giving the Yankees quality innings every five or six days. Kinda hard to believe. Here’s the lineup that will back Colon and face another rookie, the right-handed Tyler Chatwood…

Brett Gardner, LF
Derek Jeter, DH
Curtis Granderson, CF
Mark Teixeira, 1B
Robinson Cano, 2B
Nick Swisher, RF
Eric Chavez, 3B
Eduardo Nunez, SS
Frankie Cervelli, C

Bartolo Colon, SP

It’s an afternoon game because apparently the Angels have somewhere to be tonight. First pitch is scheduled for a little after 1pm ET and can be seen on YES. If you’re stuck in the office, you can listen on WCBS 880. Enjoy.

Categories : Game Threads
  • YankeesJunkie

    Was this originally a night game or am I just crazy?

    • MikeD

      It is a night game. Tune into tonight on YES at 7:00. I’m going out on a limb and calling for a 6-5 Yankee win.

      • Adam

        So were you waiting approximately 3.5 hours to post this reply?

        • MikeD

          I planned my day around it.

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    that card really shows of Bart’s girth…he wears big underpants.

    • YankeesJunkie

      I guess Bart is going on the theory that women like girth more than length. BAM!

      • Cris Pengiuci

        True theory, although both is better. :-)

      • Shuffle Cards for fun

        Length times diameter plus weight over girth divided by the angle of the tip squared equals the TMI

        /southpark

        • YankeesJunkie

          Yes!

      • Cuso

        i have a choad

  • Mike Myers

    Bartolo in a day game = sweaty greasy! GET READY GIRLS!

  • MannyGeee

    apparantly stem cells are chock full o calories.

  • Dan

    What do people here think the lineup will look like when Arod comes back? With how well Gardner is playing, I find it hard to believe that Girardi would move him back to 9, but if he stays at leadoff it would involve moving down in the lineup one of the veterans.

    • YankeesJunkie

      I have a bad feeling that Gardner will move back to the number 9 spot against righties, but I would go with this below.

      Gardner
      Jeter
      Granderson
      A-Rod
      Tex
      Cano
      Swisher
      DH-Montero (wishful thinking) Chavez/Jones
      Martin

  • MannyGeee

    welcome to Bartday, Aybar. 3 pitches, 3 strikes

  • Cy Pettitte

    Callaspo is now aware

  • YankeesJunkie

    Bart Day!

  • jay h

    please make me forget about steve smith, bart.

  • mikeymikeeee

    Is it just me but when bartolo has that 2 seam working it’s the nastiest pitch in baseball….

    • YankeesJunkie

      Maybe not the nastiest pitch but it is up there.

      • MannyGeee

        by far the biggest 2 seam in the game today. it powers back/in so late and hard…

        • Foghorn Leghorn

          TWSS!

          • MannyGeee

            well done, sir.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Well the Yankees need to be patient with Chatwood and his 4.4 BB/9 and pound his FB as he only has a 4.5 K/9.

  • jon

    does grandy get to the 30 30 club?

    • YankeesJunkie

      Sure, he will make a late push for it.

    • Tim

      Only needs 8 steals, so I say yes.

    • Jimmy

      Eight more steals to go. He has a good chance.

    • Mister Delaware

      If Granderson were Bobby Abreu, he would have been accused of gunning for 30/30 on Tuesday night.

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

      I hope he gets greedy and really goes for it next month. Only two Yankees have ever gone 30-30 (Soriano did it twice).

  • karel capek

    Yes, I am the Captain of the One Man Cone Army. And yes, David Cone does look like Buster Keaton. We shoot bullets of sapphire sabermetrics and our tanks are dipped in gold.

  • jon

    lol anyone just catch that?

    when bart faked to 3rd and 1st hunter starting to run in place

  • Cy Pettitte

    and exhale.

  • jon

    Lando (Lake Tahoe, NV)
    I keep hearing from the NY Media that Ivan Nova is “the real deal” but I look at his K/9+BB/9 and I say, sure, if real deal = 4th-5th starter at best. Is that accurate or does he project to be a #2 starter down the line?

    Klaw (1:20 PM)
    Better than 4th/5th guy. Gets a lot of groundballs with good life on the fastball. Walked just over 8% of TBF. Would expect him to miss more bats with the quality of his stuff.

    • Mister Delaware

      The elusive true #3.

    • YankeesJunkie

      His K% has been above 15% since June so he is getting more strikeouts which is good. He looks more like a mid rotation guy if you put him in any other division though.

  • Mister Delaware

    “Past a diving Je … oh … Nunez to Teixeira to end the inning.”

  • jon

    holy shit how big is the angles 1B

    he makes cano look like pedroia

  • Mister Delaware

    You’re just begging for a K and CS at this point.

    • Mister Delaware

      Wrong again, me.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Robbie must be dying, lol.

  • Jim S

    Man what an at-bat so far!

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    is this pitcher the same dude that won the Coney Island hot dog eating contest?

  • MannyGeee

    little known fact. Chatwood went to the same high school as Tommy Hanson and Landon Donovan (MLS).

  • MannyGeee

    hahaha, Sterling trying to do a Wendys iced coffee commercial:

    “We only use real A-reah-bee-caw beans…”

    Arabica? no, theres a cow in there somewhere…

  • MannyGeee

    ‘cornflower blue, not to be convinced with periwinkle blue.’

    I am one cornflower blue fact away from going over to the LAA feed, Brett Gardner hate be damned.

    • Foghorn Leghorn

      i’m right there with you…what the hell are they talking about…

  • CBean

    Sterling and Suzyn keep talking about different colors of blue. What I wouldn’t give for a TV at work so I didn’t have to listen to this.

    • Mister Delaware

      Just move all the different blues to the OF and Sterling won’t be able to see them.

      • MannyGeee

        THAT BLUE IS HIGH….. IT ISSSS DEEEP…. IT ISSSSSSSSSSSSSS caught

  • swishers fauxhawk

    that was hilarious

  • MannyGeee

    did that pop up caught by Colon loook as nervous as it sounded?

  • Cy Pettitte

    big man was movin’

  • Mister Delaware

    Ugly chase by a guy with a huge defensive rep.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Hunter’s defensive glory days ended a few years ago in my opinion.

      • Mister Delaware

        Sure, and its debatable if he was ever elite or just a highlight reel guy, but that was downright very bad.

  • rek4gehrig

    it is high, it is far, it is off the right field wall

  • Cy Pettitte

    stupid Trumbo.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Nice hit by Gardner, but would have an inside the park homer if he did not get mixed up by Trumbo.

    • Mister Delaware

      That’s pretty false.

  • YankeesJunkie

    When was the last time the Yankees tied a game?

    • swishers fauxhawk

      Two nights ago?

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      What kind of question is this?

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

      That scoreboard graphic said two ties, didn’t it? I thought I was losing it.

      • CUYanks

        I’m sure they were rain shortened tie games before they changed the suspended game rule.

      • YankeesJunkie

        Yeah that is what I was referring to. WTF!

    • YankeesJunkie

      The last tied game the Yankees played was September 30th, 2001 1-1 to the Baltimore Orioles after 15 innings.

      http://www.baseball-reference......9300.shtml

  • Cy Pettitte

    Grandy :(

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Wow that was fucking sad.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Damn!

  • Your mom

    Shit, Grandy!

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    did any of you see the article on Papelbon on MLB.com about how great he is this year….he actually refers to himself as “Cinco Ocho”..

    I didn’t think it was possible but the douchiest douche just got douchier.

    • Cy Pettitte

      “Jonathan Papelbon told Rob Bradford of WEEI.com that he is not going to set up for anyone. Papelbon, who hits free agency after the season, then reinforced his point by speaking about himself in the third person. “Cinco don’t set-up,” he said. “Never.””

      http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/.....herer.html

      guy refers to himself in the 3rd person now, lmao.

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        I heard about this but never read the actual article. This is amazing.

      • Foghorn Leghorn

        he refers to himself as Johnson Chad in the third person….

        its going to be interesting to see where he ends up. I can’t see the Sox paying him big bucks, but he has been a very good closer for them.

        • Cy Pettitte

          Toronto? they need bullpen help badly and they’ll have the cash

          • YankeesJunkie

            Good match, but I can’t see Alex A. spending that much money for a closer.

            • Foghorn Leghorn

              wherever he goes, I think the sox pen will be much less effective. Bard is a great setup man but not sure if he has the balls to close

        • MannyGeee

          before the emergence of Walden, I woulda said these very Angels…

          hell, i dunno. Cubs maybe?

      • MannyGeee

        saw that too. what an asshole.

        • YankeesJunkie

          Saint Louis would be a good match where LaRussa and Paps can be assholes together.

  • 4_Everbronx

    Way to go Mike….you jinxed Granderson!

    • ItsATarp

      Like how he Jinx’d AJ before the Chicago game…Shame on Mike

  • Cy Pettitte

    nice 1-2-3 9 pitch inning.

  • Bronx Byte

    Until Teixeira changes his stance / hitting approach, he’ll continue to have slumps and hot streaks.
    His work with the glove will always be good.

    • MannyGeee

      Until Teixeira changes his stance / hitting approach, he’ll continue to have slumps and hot streaks.

      so if he keeps his current mechanics he will continue to be just like every other baseball player in the history of foreverdom?

  • Cy Pettitte

    fuck.

    • Sarah

      And you know, 2 runs isn’t such a horrible deficit, but for pete’s sake, Curtis with two GDIP in two at-bats? After yesterday it seems so…depressing.

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

    Crap. Now quite dicking around and score some runs.

  • Boo Radley

    What the hell is Colon doing? And where are the bats from last night?

  • CBean

    Bah. Score runs Yankees.

  • Your mom

    Stupid pussy hit by Aybar!

    • MannyGeee

      worse than losing right now is that Aybar actually got on against us. so shitty.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Wow, Cano.

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    cano’s arm is sick…

  • Cy Pettitte

    what.the.fuck. that was UNREAL.

  • Mike HC

    Unbelievable play. I thought he had no shot.

    • Mike HC

      After a great play like that, it is great to watch a guy who can’t breath, wheezing and suffering from emphysema. Really keeps the mood going.

      • Brendan

        changed the channel to avoid that commercial and ended up on cnn watching a story about a kid dying in a refuge camp in somalia. just cant win.

        • Mike HC

          hahaha

  • Your mom

    The weakest part of our line-up needs to get on base here.

  • Mykey

    Robby, why are you so damn awesome?

  • Brendan

    Robe Cano lazying his way to another gold glove

    • MannyGeee

      imagine if he had grit

    • Jetrer

      he won’t win it this year

      • Mike HC

        That play will help.

      • Mykey

        Who are you thinking has it? I haven’t really kept my eyes on his competition.

        • Jetrer

          probably the little runt in Boston

        • Mike HC

          Pedroia’s been hitting really well and has the little man everyguy sports reporter type look, and plays for the hated Yanks biggest rival. So he has the leg up on every award I would say.

          • Brendan

            plus hes balding, so theres that

        • MannyGeee

          the douche-troll has the inside track on every award or recognition available to a human baseball player. see, every time the ball is pitched, he hops… it gets him ready.

          • Foghorn Leghorn

            that was ridiculous…and I believe they covered that 3 times during that broadcast.

          • The Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin’ mothafucka, mothafucka!)

            I’m glad to see I wasn’t the only one nauseated by that clip by ESPN. Pedroia had to wipe the drool off his dick after that game.

  • Your mom

    Fucking Cervelli!

  • MannyGeee

    stop bunting Brett! you hit the wall last AB. do that again!

  • Ethan

    If you’re not going to score runs at least run his pitch count! So you have a shot against their no-so-good relievers

  • Mojo

    Chatwood Dilemma: 11 runs in 11 innings – – – Chatwood Remedy: Yankees.

    • MannyGeee

      you know, Nomar told me yesterday (about 17 times) that the Yankees were 0-6 when facing a pitcher for the first time.

      • Mojo

        Oh FUCK! I thought they had seen Chatwood? DAMNIT! Seriously, fuck and ass. Now I know they’re not going to win.

      • Jim S

        But, in their last 1 day, the Yankees are 1-0.

  • YankeesJunkie

    It would be nice to see the Yankees beat a shitty pitcher this next inning.

    • Jorge

      It’s not really a shitty pitcher. It’s a young pitcher in over his head at the MLB level right now. Not that this guy actually is, but these guys do show signs of their actual talent as they adjust.

      It also could easily be Manny Banuelos in that position soon. :)

  • FIPster Doofus

    This is awful. It’s Tyler fucking Chatwood. Let’s go.

  • JohnnyC

    Makes sense. Chatwood with a 9 ERA in his last 3 starts tosses a 5 inning shutout.

  • Kostas

    Yankees having another one of those “we get many hits” but are “afraid to get the RISP hit”.

    These never end in a positive manner.

  • Boo Radley

    We’re making this guy look like Josh Beckett. Start getting on base and stop hitting into dps Granderson.

  • Cy Pettitte

    next inning, we score 4+ runs.

  • Your mom

    I hate watching these games on FSW. I hate the Angels.

  • Jorge

    It’s swing-happy, impatient, make a guy not-pitching-so-great-look-great day so far. That’s always a fan favorite around here.

    The good news is that we’ve seen games which start out this way turn into Yankee victories as long as the pitcher keeps it close and the team gets to the bullpen (or the opposing starter’s luck runs out.) Make it happen.

  • ItsATarp

    Cue yankees can’t hit pitchers they haven’t seen. (Except the guy from last night)

  • JohnnyC

    Lethargic day game after a night game. I wonder if this is where the age of the team catches up with them. Especially in the middle of the dog days.

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

      There’s two players in the lineup over 31.

      • Klemy

        Cliff Lee told me they are old though.

  • Kostas

    Ironic that Singleton would say “ball found the glove”. Seems to be the problem when the Yankees are batting as well.

  • Mojo

    Is it cool if I bring up the fact that Teixera sucks again or are we over that now?

    • Jorge

      You could bring it up if you want. Doesn’t make it true.

      • Mojo

        Nah. I think it’s 84.36% true or so says the bell curve.

      • MannyGeee

        Narrative>>>>>>>>>Facts… thought u knew

    • Your mom

      If he hits a HR this inning all is forgiven, for now.

    • ItsATarp

      2 games bro

      • Mojo

        First off, I ain’t your bro, bro. Nor am I your buddy, guy. I’m going with your mom’s reply, though. If he hits a HR this inning, all is forgiven . . . for now.

  • Your mom

    I thought we were unbeatable during day games???

  • CBean

    Dear Derek, Curtis, and Tex,

    Runs please!

    love,
    Me

  • Your mom

    Oh snap!!! Aug 23rd is Rally Monkey Chia Pet promo day!!!!! Stupid FSW.

  • Jorge

    My MLB AtBat IPhone App keeps cutting out from the game every 15 minutes or so. Never happened before. It’s still a lifesaver at work.

    • Foghorn Leghorn

      the mlb radio feed also cuts out every now and then but i’m sure that is when Suzan gets back under john’s desk…

      OH..the grandyman can!!

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    Tyler Chatwood sounds like a guy who should be singing country songs, not tossing baseballs…

    i’m listening to this game and it sounds like the yanks have hit the ball pretty hard at times but right to the angels defenders. if that’s they case they will break through here…

  • tom

    Captain 3-for-3.

    Now if Curtis can manage a different result.

    • Jetrer

      was that different enough for ya??

  • Kostas

    Another hit, another DP coming?

    • Kostas

      What the hell was that? Big Stein must have been blowing that one out.

  • The Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin’ mothafucka, mothafucka!)

    Hey, how’s about we score a uh… score a run here? Yeah?

    • Jim S

      How bout 2?

  • MannyGeee

    wow, Jeter has the juju working today. seeing eye dribblers and infield singles off the mound. that is $51M hard at work boys & girls

  • MannyGeee

    boooom.

    that
    just
    happened

  • Cy Pettitte

    ALL IS FORGIVEN!!!!!!!

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

    Holy shit. I thought hunter was going to have to come in for that.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Yankee Stadium homer!

  • jon

    made up for the 2 GIDP

  • Jetrer

    the fucking Grandyman can!!!!!

    • rek4gehrig

      Oh Yes he can :-)

  • The Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin’ mothafucka, mothafucka!)

    Fucking Torii Hunter fakes me out every time.

  • Your mom

    R U F’in kidding me! We forgive u Grandy!

  • YankeeDan

    There’s Curtis. Now if only Sterling wouldn’t sing….

  • CBean

    GRANDYMAN!

  • xnyles

    He got good wood

  • Karim Garcia

    lol wtf?! Looked like it was a routine pop up. Awesome!

  • Mojo

    Ha. It’s like you could ALMOST see that coming from Granderson – – – 2 DPs, 2 Runs. It was nature’s way of apologizing to Curtis.

  • Jorge

    That made even Sterling’s Grandish home run call sound sweet.

  • Your mom

    Tex with the oppo-field hit? What’s going on?

  • Jorge

    Curtis Granderson would be the MVP of this league if he wasn’t behind Gonzalez, Pedroia, Josh Reddick, Alfredo Aceves, and Nick Green in the eyes of the voting faithful in Bristol, CT.

    • Mojo

      HEY! WTF!

      You son of a bitch!

      YOU FORGOT DARNELL MCDONALD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • MannyGeee

        how dare he snub Scutaro as well.

      • Jorge

        I stand corrected.

        Also, why don’t the Yankees have a guy like Darnell McDonald? Theo is a genius.

        • MannyGeee

          we do. he parks the players’ cars.

          • Jorge

            The Sox are much deeper in car-parkers. Cashman failed.

          • Mojo

            That’s racist. You ignorant. (Can’t exactly convey Michael Jackson by way of South Park through text)

      • Mojo

        And JASON VARITEK! Because he’s the Captain of the GREATEST team the world HAS EVER KNOWN!

    • Sarah

      You forgot Ellsbury, ok? GET IT RIGHT.

    • The Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin’ mothafucka, mothafucka!)

      I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if Gonzalez, Pedroia and Ellsbury finished 1, 2, 3 in the voting.

      Meanwhile… Jose Bautista is the American League’s best player.

      • Mojo

        Sign Stealing. That is all.

        • The Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin’ mothafucka, mothafucka!)

          It was all his idea!

          • Mojo

            Sign stealing, the alternative to steroids. It’s like having your personal gypsy fortune-teller with her very own crystal ball in the batter’s box with you at all times.

  • Brendan

    curtis granderson your american league RBI leader

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

      MLB lead, no?

    • MannyGeee

      srsly… how is he not going to win the MVP. he has just been disguisting

      • The Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin’ mothafucka, mothafucka!)

        Batting average. Voters have gotten off of wins for pitchers but seem to still be married to AVG and RBI for hitters.

        • Foghorn Leghorn

          and Agonz is up there with both. Agonz will win the MVP if he keeps his avg up and finishes in the top 3 in RBI. once he put on that uniform he became the greatest player God ever created.

          A few weeks back i saw an MVP list from Heyman or Verducci and they actually had Ortiz on it.

          • The Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin’ mothafucka, mothafucka!)

            And it’s pretty staggering just how much better an offensive season Bautista is having than AGon – other than AVG and RBI.

            • Foghorn Leghorn

              Agonz has hit a ton of doubles, but where are the homers? there were predictions of 50+ this year.

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

        It’s gonna be a Red Sock.

  • Ethan

    WHAT?! Joe made a good call? Shocking!

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    ruh-roh…they’ve brought in Takahashi…

  • The Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin’ mothafucka, mothafucka!)

    Chavez has some odd tattoos IMO.

  • Your mom

    The Angels can rerax a little now.

  • Mojo

    Hey Mike – What are the honest chances that Jesus rises before September?

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

      50/50

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

        What about dishonest chances?

  • JohnnyC

    Good thing we have no bench because of Posada and carrying 13 pitchers. Smart planning.

  • Your mom

    What a fugly swing!

  • tom

    Geez, I thought Nunez was capable of a better at bat than that.

  • rconn23

    Please don’t let Bourjos get on and get a run scored with this small ball slop.

    • Foghorn Leghorn

      Small Ball Slop…I don’t like the sound of that one bit!

      • JohnnyC

        I saw them open for Metallica at the Meadowlands.

        • Jorge

          I remember when they closed up CBGB’s. Sad times.

  • CUYanks

    Is Girardi the only manager who does the “let him warm up to start the inning before taking him out to buy time for the bullpen” bit?

    • Crime Dog

      Maddon’s done it before, so have other guys on occasion.

  • Cy Pettitte

    sorry, but AJ looks so ridiculous.

    • Your mom

      Well, at least it matches his pitching style.

  • Your mom

    I hate those lazy basket catches by Cano. He’s just asking for trouble.

    • Foghorn Leghorn

      he just doesn’t have any grit…

      he should do what Pedroia does…time it so he can dive and get his uniform dirty….make any routine play look like an amazing stop.

      • CUYanks

        It’s important he hops before every play and punches the bench when he fails with some of the littlest hands in baseball!

        • JohnnyC

          He’s a human cartoon for chrissake. And the MSM eats it up like he’s SpongeBob.

          • Foghorn Leghorn

            and Youk and Lackey look like they should be in the Circus with the Beared Woman.

            that team is a freakshow.

      • Your mom

        Pedroia is a midget, those plays are all natural.

  • Stryker

    montero was supposed to get called up “any day now” 2 weeks ago. are we going to have to wait 3 more?

  • Cy Pettitte

    there goes the perfect streak.

  • MikeD

    Jeter’s looked awkward out there today. Oh, wait…

    • JohnnyC

      Good thing Nunez has that extra range Jeter doesn’t have.

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    “a filthy Back Door Breaking Ball” – yet another saying in baseball that sounds dirty but isn’t.

  • Klemy

    What the fuck? They are doing the smoking commercial on the radio broadcasts now too?!?

    • Foghorn Leghorn

      yes…they are nasty…

      at first i thought it was Susan choking after coming out from underneath John’s desk….

      • Mister Delaware

        Or …

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

    Who’s ready to bunt?

    • Mister Delaware

      Intentionally fail on the sac bunt to force Cervelli then steal 2B. Lets go!

  • The Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin’ mothafucka, mothafucka!)

    Joe Girardi…

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

    Joe Girardi is to Brett Gardner as Tony La Russa is to Colby Rasmus.

    • Tim

      Brett Gardner wishes he could hit like Colby Rasmus.

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

        The situation is analogous, not synonymous.

        • Mister Delaware

          Joe Girardi never had shingles!

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

            He’s also not an outdated old man holding on to whatever he has left and bitching about things like incessantly.

            Just saying.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Good thing we got Martin to come off the bench for speed.

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

    Pinch-running … ?

    • Adam

      It is a pity moved aimed at giving Jorge one last chance to strap on the gear…

      • Foghorn Leghorn

        i’m not interested in what Jorge is planning on doing with his wife tonight…

  • Jim S

    What? Is martin any faster than cerv?

    • CUYanks

      Cervelli’s been traded! (I wish)

    • jon

      a lot faster actually

      • Jim S

        Based on what? Link? From all evidence Cervelli is a pretty quick catcher.

        • jon

          I stand corrected

          according to fangraphs cervelli has a better speed rating

          • Jim S

            woooooo!

            • Jim S

              whaaaat this was not supposed to be a reply.

  • A-ROD fan

    WTF is girardi doing

  • IRF

    So Andruw Jones is pinch hitting for Granderson right?

    • The Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin’ mothafucka, mothafucka!)

      Might as well. Complete this cycle of stupid.

  • Cy Pettitte

    glad they bunted to give up the out.

    • Jim S

      They bunted so Jeter couldn’t GIDP.

      …only slightly kidding?

  • Guest

    Grandy is 14th in the AL in WAR. 24th in MLB. Before looking this up, list of people I would not have guessed would have been a head of him:

    Alex Gordon, Yunel Escobar, Alex Avila, Asdrubal Cabrera.

    • Tim

      Perhaps this is because for some ridiculous reason defensive metrics do not shine favorably on him?

      • Mister Delaware

        Which is probably because he’s not much better than average in CF relative to the league. Although there are some real issues with defensive metrics at wide-range positions like LF and 3B.

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

        Gardner’s UZR is actually stealing from Granderson. Not kidding.

        • MikeD

          It is possible, and probably likely.

    • Jim S

      As to the last 3: Being an above average hitter at a defensive position, this year = $$$.

      Also WAR, at least IMO, isn’t quite fair in it’s addition of admittedly flawed defensive stats to less-flawed offensive stats.

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

      I’m sorry but fWAR > bWAR, if only because it tends to rank Yankees better.

      That and it also makes way more sense statistically.

      #ShitStarting

  • IRF

    I’d worried about Granderson ability to hit a lefty in this spot…

    /2010’d

    • IRF

      Whoops

  • jdp

    Assdrool has turned into a heck of a player. When does he become a free agent?

    • Mister Delaware

      When he’s no longer property of the Indians.

      • Mister Delaware

        (Actually, that’s not true. Literalist fail.)

      • jdp

        Thanks Mr. D for that helpful answer.

        • Mister Delaware

          (The real answer is after 2013.)

          • jdp

            Just in time for us!

            • Jetrer

              not really, Jeter will pick up his option

              • Mister Delaware

                Not if we hide it, he can’t.

    • Tim

      And it’s Assdribble, not Assdrool. Take it from someone who lives in Cleveland.

    • Cy Pettitte

      2014

      I wouldn’t mind having a little Assdribble on the Yankees

      • Dale Mohorcic

        A.D. Burnett. New name. Done.

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    c’mon Robby!!!!

  • Mister Delaware

    I wonder if Cano would have beaten that out.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Hell of a play!

  • Cy Pettitte

    lol Angels. Make them pay Robbie.

  • IRF

    Cervelli would have scored on that!

    Ok not really.

  • Mister Delaware

    BOOM!

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

    Holy fucking shit.

  • Cy Pettitte

    woooooooooooo ROBBIE!

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

    Angels: Nope

  • xnyles

    LAZY dominican

  • YankeesJunkie

    Well no need for the formula for the rest of the game.

  • Avi

    BOOOOOOOM!!

  • Jetrer

    thank you Izturis

  • Your mom

    OOOOHHHH BABY!!!

  • Ethan

    Doncha Know Robbie Cano!!!!!

  • Mister Delaware

    Hot shit dammit did he get his hands in quick there.

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    suck on that, Angel fans!

    • Foghorn Leghorn

      i just realized how cool that would be for a Sterling or Kay to say…

      “….and its a deep hit to right…it is high, it is long…it is GONE…a grand slam for Cano..that’s right…SUCK ON THAT BIG ONE, Angel fans!!!”

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

        I.E.T.C

      • Jim S

        They would be fired so quickly.

        So yes, I’m totally on board!

  • Kostas

    Good God that was a fucking shot…

  • YanksFan in MA

    hey ooooooooooh

  • IRF

    That was awesome. Poor Macier

  • YankeesJunkie

    Doesn’t NY have a huge shortfall in cash because this whole NY Quits things has to be the first fucking thing cut because I can’t stand those fucking commercials.

    • CP

      It’s cheaper to convince people to quit smoking than it is to treat their lung cancer.

      • Mister Delaware

        Although, there has been collateral damage to the ads: Adoptions of elderly black men are down 87%.

      • Foghorn Leghorn

        do those commercials work though? as a non smoker, they gross me out. but i still think they aren’t as much of a deterent as a high tax on cigs.

      • YankeesJunkie

        I had a class presentation that said smoking actually lowered health care costs since people die younger. Obviously I don’t know how good the facts are but damn those commercials just are irritating.

        • Foghorn Leghorn

          all the more reason to remove filters from cigarettes…it just fixes the glitch without all the messy cleanup.

          • Pat D

            That comment reminds me of Office Space:

            “So Miltion has been let go.”

            “Wait a second there, professor. We fixed the glitch.”

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

          Obamacare: Free cigs for everyone?

        • woodysweats

          had to comment… the facts for this thought were from a study funded by cigarette companies, which ended up being total crap…

    • MikeD

      I’m pretty sure those ads are paid for with every pack of cigarette sold. That’s why they cost $300 a pack, or whatever they are as taxes and other penalties are added on. They’re making money off people’s addiction.

      • Foghorn Leghorn

        its a ruse for sure. there are better ways to use that money.

  • Sarah

    This! I literally thought to myself when Cano came up, “What if he hit a grand slam?” And then talked my expectations down, “Nah, a base hit will do, anything to get the runners home.”

    Amazing.

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

    I think I just saw Scott Downs smiling.

    Which, honestly, is all you can do.

    • Mister Delaware

      “I disagree. You can berate your teammate in front of everyone.” – John L., Boston, MA

  • YankeesJunkie

    Robinson Cano rally killer…

  • Your mom

    “A filthy back-door breaking ball for strike three. And now AssDribble….”

    • Dale Mohorcic

      Cabrera?

  • Jorge

    I missed the grand slam. Damnit.

    • Foghorn Leghorn

      Posada? is that you? did you fall asleep on the bench?

  • Matt

    That’s a tremendous hit for Robinson Cano, and he did it against one of the toughest lefty relievers in the league. Nice adjustment there to get the bat head out as well on that 2-seam fastball down and in after being jammed a bit by the previous pitch.

    • Jim S

      Oh my God is this the infamous Matt?

    • IRF

      Its so cool how Kevin Long comments on RAB under an alias.

    • Pat D

      I commend you for this post.

      It will help disprove the feelings most of us have about you. Keep up the good work!

  • http://www.retire21.org first name only male (formerly Mike R. – Retire 21)

    The home run derby obviously messed with Robbies swing!!

    #Mythbusters

  • YankeesJunkie

    Yes, lets put Robertson out in a 4 run game rather than Noesi who never pitches ever.

    • http://www.retire21.org first name only male (formerly Mike R. – Retire 21)

      Robertson had been warming up since the game was tied. Might as well use him.

      • CUYanks

        Good point. Maybe we can avoid Mo though.

    • CUYanks

      You might not want to jeopardize the win with Noesi but I’d rather use up a guy like Wade here over Robertson.

    • MikeD

      Consider us lucky Mitre is not available to pitch.

  • CUYanks

    This is minor but it would be nice to try to get through the 8th/9th without needing to use Robertson/Rivera. Hard to blame Girardi for trying to cash in the win though.

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    Cano is a sick ballplayer and IMO, he’s way ahead of pedroia. he doesn’t get love from the MSM b/c he’s a yankee and he makes things look so damn easy….plus he’s always smiling.

    frickn’ love Robbie Cano!!

    • Mister Delaware

      He’s way more naturally talented than Pedroia. He’s not more productive than Pedroia.

      • Foghorn Leghorn

        i hate that midget.

  • Betty Humpter

    Just an ass raping for Cano

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

      woa woa woa woa

      yes

      but no, no.

    • Foghorn Leghorn

      that’s tomorrow’s headline in the Post

      “Cano Ass Rapes Angels”

      “Sciosa’s is pissed and eats 12 pounds of pasta”

      • Mister Delaware

        Helpful tip from Mister Delaware: Making your own pasta at home is simple (eggs + flour) and tastes 100x better than the dried, boxed stuff.

        • Foghorn Leghorn

          how long does it take to make it?

          • Mister Delaware

            If you have a stand mixer, you can make ~ 3/4 of a pound in like 4-5 minutes. 3 eggs + 225 grams of AP flour = Pasta

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

        I shouldn’t but IETC.

      • Betty Humpter

        Haus of Pizza in Anaheim is his guilty pleasure.

  • Your mom

    no curve yet???

    • Jim S

      Why bother if they continue to ground out on your fastball?

      • Your mom

        I like to see him get the K’s

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

    Michael Kay: bad at his job.

    • IRF

      He at least should have realized Robertson does not give up home runs. Ever.

  • Kibbitty

    1st Baseline ump just lost High Socks for Hope a 100$ donation.

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

      Worse than Hitler? Worse than Hitler.

      • Kibbitty

        mmm. yeah.

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

    Get a fitting helmet!

  • Your mom

    And there goes Nunez’s hat……..again.

  • Mister Delaware

    I bet the grass in short CF is really missing Jeter today. Hasn’t seen more than one or two balls all day.

  • Your mom

    Martin’s good at grounding out.

  • Kibbitty

    Cory Wade: Closer.

  • Mister Delaware

    I love O’Neill so much.

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

    NOOOOOOO

  • Cy Pettitte

    HE BROKE THE STREAK.

    fuck.

    • Kibbitty

      NBD. Time to start a new one.

    • Sarah

      He’ll start a new one tomorrow.

  • IRF

    First Craig Counsell picks up a hit in his 46th at-bat, now Gardner gets CS on his 23rd try. I guess this means Dan Uggla will have a 55 game hitting streak

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

    Goooooooooddddddd don’t bring Mo into this game

  • Kibbitty

    Cory Wade: Not A Closer.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Really!?!? Whatever, at least the Yankees got this game in the bag and Mo pitching is just pure awesomeness.

  • Jim S

    Branyan time!

  • Your mom

    Yay! Save opportunity! Bring on Mo.

  • MikeD

    Oh, great, Joe. Bring in Mo “Kerosene” Rivera.

    • MikeD

      I really didn’t mean that!

      I take it back.

  • Mister Delaware

    Mariano —> iTunes —> Enter Sandman —> Me, the loser

    • YankeesJunkie

      We are all posting on a stat based Yankee blog commenting about the game for the past three hours. We are all losers.

  • Sarah

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  • Jetrer

    wtf MO

  • Ethan

    Anyone think Mo is still at the top of his game? FUCK

    • CUYanks

      I do. He will always have a tough week now and then. He’s fine.

  • Boo Radley

    Make Robertson the closer immediately.

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

      not even!

  • IRF

    WAT

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

    y5b4tv3recvrt4yh545gtbhnjhbgfv

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

    Seriously?

  • mbonzo

    Oh Mo, you so silly.

  • jake

    its official….fuck this

  • Your mom

    I hate that guy!

  • Dino Velvet

    Okay. Something is not right with Mo.

  • Cy Pettitte

    …..

  • Mister Delaware

    Apparently I’m going to have to stop yelling “FUCK YOU, HE’S AUTOMATIC” at my PS3 when it punishes me for predictible pitch selection with Rivera.

  • Kostas

    Awesome…. Guess this is another “cutter didn’t cut”.

  • xnyles

    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh Armageddon is coming !!!!!!!!!!

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

    Officially WWWMW.

  • Gonzo

    Two of those runs went to Wade!

    • Cy Pettitte

      that almost doubled his ERA. boo.

    • Kostas

      Who cares. The pitch came from Mo and this is the third game in a row that he is stumbling.

  • William Wallace

    I just spit out my water and I wasn’t even drinking any.

    • Mister Delaware

      That’s called saliva, William.

  • Jim S

    No worries. 6-5 is still a win.

  • Jorge

    I hate Mariano’s yearly dead arm period.

    • JT

      More like quarterly this year.

  • jdp

    the end of the world is near, or at least life as we have known it

  • JT

    Wow Mariano… Wow

  • Your mom

    Don’t let Abreu bat plz?

  • mike_h

    i’ve always said Russel Branyan should be our DH, he loves hitting HRs in yankee stadium

    • mike_h

      think of this platoon DH split

      Branyan vs righties
      Marcus Thames vs lefties

      • Crime Dog

        Branyan vs Righties. Willy Mo Pena vs lefties

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

        Marcus Thames sucks.

  • Jim S

    To be fair, Branyan was due, he always does something to piss off the Yankees.

  • ’56 Studebaker

    Soriano or Robertson to close???

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

      Begins with M, ends with Rivera.

      • Crime Dog

        Mike Rivera?!? The catcher? That’s a bit of a reach dont you think?

    • Adam

      Mitre when he comes off the DL.

    • Anon

      I hope you’re being sarcastic.

  • Sarah

    GARDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    Ow. Gardy hit that hard.

  • mbonzo

    Troll Rivera is just joshing us.

  • Ethan

    Love Gardener’s speed!

  • Adam

    Hey, look at that, life goes on and a win is a win.

  • JT

    Mariano just shook of 2 pitches and then went back outside… maybe he himself is losing confidence in that inside pitch to lefties

  • Jim S

    So if Mo had started the inning with a 2 run lead, gotten an out, given up that HR to Branyan, then finished the inning, would people have panicked like that?

    • ’56 Studebaker

      Honestly YES. His Velocity is down. He isn’t hitting his spots. There is something wrong…..

      • Jim S

        Nope.

        • Matt

          Actually, there is something different this season.

          His ground ball rate is around 46%, which would be a career low, and lefties are hitting .269 against him now. His control has been more erratic, and he is making more mistake pitches up in the zone and out over the plate. Watch him pitch, and even his heat maps bear it out.

          People are not reacting to just these 3 games, they are reacting to his shakiness and inconsistency throughout the season. And it’s hard to blame them, because the results have certainly been of a lower caliber than even in the last few seasons.

          Is he no longer one of the better closers? Nobody is saying that. Is he no longer a sure thing? Maybe.

        • Matt

          Maybe this is just a bad season, but sometimes your control starts to fade a little bit as you get older. It’s subtle, but it sometimes makes a difference when you’re a pitcher who doesn’t really change speeds much.

      • MikeD

        His velocity isn’t down. It’s been consistent for three years, and it’s actually UP since earlier in the season.

        Location off in three games.

        Yawn.

    • Jorge

      They panic because……they must be in preschool. If they possessed any sort onf long term memory, they’d remember all those other week long stretches where Mariano’s lost it, only to come back to form.

      When he’s gone, they’ll probably be too caught up in their negativity to realize what they’re missing. Sad.

      • Anon

        Well said.

      • ’56 Studebaker

        It has been more than 1 week. His stuff has been declining all year. Gets calls because he is MO. I am not saying he is done. Sit him for 2 weeks save him for the stretch run.

  • Jorge

    Yanks win.

    *pours nervous drink*

  • Your mom

    We should sign Branyan next year to replace Posada.

    • Hugh

      Yeah. ‘Cos we’re really going to need another DH next year, for the one day a week when DJ and ARod both feel up to playing the field.

      • Your mom

        Why not? We have 13 pitchers. I forgot that Arod and Jeter play the field once a week too. Doh!

        • Your mom

          Seriously though, sarcasm.

  • Matt

    Those are more like “get me over” cutters to the lefties that he is getting beaten on, trying to get strikes in certain counts. The pitch has been moving a bit better in other counts, and after that home run.

    However, maybe it’s time though to be a bit more careful with lefty power hitters now since Rivera’s cutter is not as sharp. It’s surprising that it’s taken Martin this long to make the adjustment, considering they’ve been getting the bat head out on those pitches inside with greater frequency throughout the season.

    • Jetrer

      any time pitcher struggles = Martin’s fault
      What’s a matter, did he refuse an autograph request or something?

      • Matt

        That is not even close to what I am saying.

        When the pitcher HITS HIS SPOT, and gives up a hard hit ball, that is PITCH SELECTION, which is usually the responsibility of the catcher.

        When a pitcher HANGS a breaking ball, that is the PITCHER’s fault.

        Which of these has Rivera been doing? Hitting the glove and giving up a hit, or throwing it down the middle?

        Rivera has thrown the fewest pitches outside to lefties of any of the last 3 seasons, and more and more weak lefties are cheating on his inside cutter, sometimes hitting some really good pitches. Which do you think is at fault, bad pitching, or bad approach?

        • Mister Delaware

          As long as the answer isn’t “diminishing late life”, I don’t care.

  • theyankeewarrior

    Does every team have a shitty player that they just can’t keep in the park?

    What the fuck is it with this guy?

  • mike

    Father Time to Mo: “Look who’s here Mo.”

    • Adam

      Mo to Father Time: “You must be an old coot, because you forget that every now and again even I have a bad week. Learn some history and patience, Father Time.”

    • MikeD

      Father Time looks at Mo, and then rapidly turns around and grabs RAB poster “mike”, softly saying “I don’t like douchebags.” RAB mike is sent to hell, aka CitiField.

  • Johnny Nitro

    Looks like all of the Core Four are done. Fuck em all.

    • Adam

      The Internet: proof that maybe democracy doesn’t quite work.

      • Johnny Nitro

        Ah you’re one of those Brooklyn-type commie dickheads on their high horse huh? Well fuck you, buddy.

        • Adam

          1) I have lived outside of NY for a few years now.

          2) Something tells me that the Commies were priced out of Brooklyn a long while back.

          • Johnny Nitro

            Not when daddy’s financing the rent and the fledgling art “career”.

            • Mister Delaware

              You’re just an adorable parody, aren’t you.

    • Gonzo

      Stay classy San Diego.

  • JT

    Wildcard berth.

  • mike

    Get used to 2014, when a Paps/KRod/Valverde/Soriano type is in Mo’s place, and this yearly dead-arm is spun across the whole season

    • Gonzo

      If it’s Paps, I am going to gouge my eyes out. Maybe not literally.

      • Johnny Nitro

        I’d rather perform pap smear on Lindsay Lohan.

      • Adam

        Don’t worry, it is going to be Rollie Fingers after undergoing stem cell therapy.

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    The deal to get Soriano may end up being a really smart move…give Mo some rest and have Soriano step in for a bit.

  • Tom

    Re Matt’s point concerning Mo: “People are not reacting to just these 3 games, they are reacting to his shakiness and inconsistency throughout the season. And it’s hard to blame them, because the results have certainly been of a lower caliber than even in the last few seasons.” He may be right.

    This doesn’t seem like the annual soft spot in Mo’s performance. There seems to be something not-good going on here. We won’t be able to decide this for a while–is it something structural, or the annual soft spot–until the end of the season. But the burden of proof may very well be passing now to those who say “Don’t worry. It’s just that annual problem.”

    • bonestock94

      I have to agree with that. The stats aren’t bad by any stretch of the imagination but he looks different this season, aside from the blown saves.

    • BK2ATL

      The cutter just “looks” flat to me. No empirical evidence to support that, but his last 3 appearances, they have remained over too much of the plate without the late life. That results in a flat 92-93 fastball down the middle of the plate, which is what is being hit.

      Another thing to consider is that in 2011, there are many more pitchers throwing the cutter, as opposed to 2001, even 2009. Hitters are seeing it more and much more familiar with the pitch now. Therefore, there’s not as much surprise to it anymore.