Aug
13

Game 118: Jorge’s Return

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It's baseball. Smile. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

It’s been exactly a week since Jorge Posada last played a game for the Yankees, but he’s back in there today at his usual position, the one that doesn’t require him to take the field. Hip hip.Here’s the rest of the lineup…

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

Phil Hughes, SP

There’s a special pregame ceremony on the field for Jeter’s 3,000th career hit at 3:45pm ET, and you’ll be able to watch live on MLB.com. I don’t think it’ll be on YES since there’s no pregame show today, and Mo knows FOX won’t show it. The game itself will start a little after 4pm ET and can be seen on (yep) FOX. Enjoy.

Categories : Game Threads
  • http://www.twitter.com/ngoral Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

    I haven’t lost faith in you Hughes, show em why you should be in the rotation!

    Not that they’ll listen or anything =/

  • Bum Rushed

    “It’s been exactly a week since Jorge Posada last played a game for the Yankees, but he’s back in there today at his usual position, the one where he sports a .672 career OPS.”

    Fixed.

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

      They should put him behind the plate, I hear it stops aging.

      • Bum Rushed

        It gave him an .854 OPS last year!

        • jjyank

          Here’s what I don’t get about this argument. When Jorge caught in the past, he was healthy. Most of the time when he was a DH, chances are he was a little banged up. Maybe that’s why he OPSed lower as a DH in the past. As a healthy DH, I don’t buy for a second that a professional baseball player can’t handle it.

          • Bum Rushed

            So you’re saying he was healthy when he caught 100 – 120 games a year?

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

            As a healthy DH, I don’t buy for a second that a professional baseball player can’t handle it.

            I certainly think there’s an adjustment period that we’re probably underestimating, but these guys should be able to figure it out eventually.

            • Bum Rushed

              Like after a full season of at-bats? Today marks Jorge’s 163rd game as a DH. The preceding 162?:

              621 PA, 539 AB, 17 HR, 59 RBI, .221/.317/.354 = .672

              • Tom Zig

                Something you failed to consider:

                He’s 39 years old.

                • Bum Rushed

                  Something you can’t consider:

                  Last year he was 38 years old.

                  And yesterday was Friday.

                  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

                    Seeing as how more than half of those 621 PAs at DH have come this year, I’d say that Tom Zig’s “He’s 39 years old” factoid is a bit more important than your “He was 38 years old last year” factoid is.

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

                    Half of those 621 PA came this year, the other half was spread over the previous 13 years.

                  • Mike HC

                    All the reasons you give is why he is still on the roster getting spot starts. He may be able to play better you think, but Chavez also has a chance to stay really well, as does Nunez, and Montero who will be up soon as well. Having Jorge in that mix is fine. But giving him the start every time over them has rightfully ended.

                    • Mike HC

                      *He may be able to play better like you think, but Chavez also has a chance to play really well …

                      (not that anyone has holding their breath for my edit)

      • Cy Pettitte

        or he could try having Grandy or Cano pee on his hands instead of doing it himself. it’s obvious his pee is no good anymore.

  • Bum Rushed

    Why isn’t Montero on this team again?

    http://bleacherreport.com/arti.....tero-fraud

    • Cy Pettitte

      a bleacher report link? really? no thanks, I can’t in good conscience click that link.

    • Tom Zig

      Dude, it’s written by Larry Barnes. That guy has zero credibility.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Saying that Larry Barnes has zero credibility is an insult to the number zero.

  • Brandon

    I have a feeling that no matter what, Hughes is out of the rotation. I dont even think a shutout can save him. Seems there intent on running a pitcher out there that hasnt shown he deserves to be there since Game 2 of the 09 WS.

    • Rich in NJ

      Based on Cashman’s overly defensive comments on AJ, I agree.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Ken Rosenthal and Chris Rose is a better booth than Buck/McCarver.

  • Sean C

    I don’t get to watch this game because we get the fucking Brewers/Pirates game on Fox. I’m now going to stomp around and yell like my three year old nephew does when he doesn’t get what he wants… And then just watch the Brewers and Pirates play baseball anyway…

  • Steve

    Mo knows fox won’t show it indeed

  • Chip

    And Fox is out in my area, wtf

  • Bavarian Yankee

    looks like McCarver’s barber was not in town, he had to shave on his own :D

  • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

    No Joe Buck!

    http://t.co/rFw3VrY

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Do I want to know why McCarver has those two bandaids? I don’t think I want to know. It’ll either be something stupid and embarrassing that will make me want to ridicule and old man, or it’ll be something serious and sad that will make me feel bad about ridiculing an old man.

    • Pat D

      I’ve decided that making fun of the elderly will not make you feel bad about yourself.

      • nedro

        dude i work in a nursing home. we do it all the time. how else do you stay sane?

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Only 92? terrible. concerning.

    /Kay’d

  • Cy Pettitte

    fucking Nunez. oh wait…

  • Ivan

    Nunez could of done that .

  • teddy

    that was lame,

  • Ivan

    Not a bad inning there by Hughes.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    wow that pbp guy is even worse than Joe Buck.

  • Tex sucks

    Was that his dad or Nomar?

  • MikeD

    I really don’t want Hellickson’s dad to have a bad 50th birthday, but screw it. Let’s knock him out!

    • Rich in NJ

      He made it to 50. That should be a sufficient reason to celebrate.

  • Cy Pettitte

    wow, Chirinos is 2/23 in throwing out runners, Gardy needs to be moving.

  • Mike HC

    hahah, great find with that picture, Mike.

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

    Holy crap is Hellickson getting squeezed.

  • Rich in NJ

    Does Gardner really need to be protected by the batter?

    • Rich in NJ

      He only needs to be protected from himself.

  • Cy Pettitte

    what the fuck?

    • Cy Pettitte

      looked safe to me.

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

    Facepalm, Brett. Facepalm.

  • Ivan

    Yikes Gardner.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    fucking SAFE

  • teddy

    he was safe, but yanks playing lousy baseball

  • Brandon

    Wow, McCarver, when the replay shows he was safe, he was safe you dumb fuck.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Bah.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Time to mute Timmy Mccarver…

  • Brandon

    How this ass hat Tim McCarver still has a job is beyond me.

    • Pat D

      He knows where the bodies are buried.

  • Mike HC

    I forgot the commentor who I was talking about this with, but Joe Madden is definitely evily annoying. He has a shift for when Granderson is down 0-2?

  • V

    If a single Ray gets on base, I want Hughes to throw over 20 times in a row.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Consecutively.

      • V

        20 times.

  • Rich in NJ

    They are going to show the kid’s dad about a billion times.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    I like how Granderson has his shin protector on the inside of his lead foot instead of the outside. I guess he’s learned that he’s more prone to fouling the ball off his own leg than getting hit with the pitch directly.

    I can’t remember anyone else who has worn protective equipment to protect themselves from themselves as opposed to from the pitcher. Can anyone else?

    • Jetrer

      I think almost every player with shin guards are using it to protect against foul balls and not HBP.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Those shin guards almost invariably are front-facing, though, IIRC. Grandy’s the first one I remember seeing that’s facing inwards, perpendicular to his seams.

        • Jetrer

          I’ve seen some others that way, I think players place it based on their stride and where they normally get hit with foul balls.

  • Steve

    I hate Rays games. The broadcasting always sucks regardless of who is covering and the unluckiest things always happen to the Yankees. Argh!

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Ugh…it pisses me off that his is likely Hughes’ last start as a Yankee. The Yankee brass has next year to worry about too…the guy won’t even touch 75 IP, and all of the sudden they expect him to last a full season in the rotation? Do they not remember 2009-2010 where he went a full season after spending the year before in the bullpen and was then fucked the year after? The guy needs a chance to be able to pitch in the rotation, he clearly still has potential but also needs to do some developing in the majors too. He can’t do that development out of the bullpen and needs a chance to start. This is Joba all over again, sure Joba may have not been able to physically hold up in the rotation, but he was never given a full chance to let his body get used to the role as a starting pitcher, so he was destined to fail regardless. This organization is completely lost when it comes to pitching.

  • Melky

    Phil Hughes – Perfect Game. Needs. To. Happen. Only way they pull AJ from the rotation.

    • Melky

      i mean no-hitter*

    • Jetrer

      they still wouldn’t pull AJ, and the perfect game is already gone with Jeter’s error anyways

      • Mike HC

        And the 0-2 meatball ends the no hitter.

        If Hughes could command his fastball like advertised coming up through the system, all would be well. Easier said than done, I know.

    • Mike HC

      Cashman already said that AJ is not being pulled from the rotation. It seems like Hughes is almost guaranteed to be the odd man out when/if the Yanks pull back to a five man rotation.

      • Jimmy McNulty

        That’s just so fucking stupid. I mean, I’m not saying that Hughes and Nova are serious upgrades over AJ, I do think they are slightly better. AJ’s clearly not better than Garcia or Bartolo, and Nova and Hughes still need to build stamina in the rotation, develop at the ML level, and prepare themselves for a career as a major league starter. Hughes has been in the majors for five seasons and barely has 400 career IP, he needs to build up his stamina now or he’ll be a reliever for good. Nova’s young and looks like he has a chance to be better than his projections. AJ is what he is, a guy that will have two three good-ish starts, two bad ones, and one awful one every six starts or so. Maybe the trip to the pen would do him good? It clearly can’t help at this point.

        • Mike HC

          I’m with you. Cashman is seemingly not with us though as of right now. Granted, he can say whatever he wants, but we will see what he does when push comes to shove.

          • Jimmy McNulty

            I mean in his defense, we are clamoring for a guy with a six-ish ERA in 40 IP…if Hughes has a good start tonight I don’t see how Cash can justify sending a guy that they are heavily invested in for the future to the bullpen.

  • first name only male – Retire 21

    If Gardner isn’t running, Granderson probably hits a three run jack right there.

    #mccarver

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    How hard is Hughes’ fastball thus far? I’m listening to it on the radio, i get the douche bag Rangers.

    • Jimmy McNulty

      Not bad, honestly. It’s still Hughes and he obviously needs to regain his arm strength and work on his two strike counts, but better than you’d expect.

  • teddy

    4 groundbals nice

  • ItsATarp

    8 ER for Weaver…everyone is regressing

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Cy Young my ass

    • Cy Pettitte

      wonder how much was due to the suspension. he did not look sharp at all.

      • Ivan

        Or Toronto stealing signs?

  • Pat D

    Slightly OT, but did anyone see the number that the Jays’ sign-stealing did on Jered Weaver earlier today?

  • Melky

    That was an 85 mph meatball-changuep

  • Brandon

    Hughes sitting at 92-93 on the fastball. Nice.

  • Melky

    There goes the no-hitter, there goes the rotation spot.

  • Winston Smith

    That was a great pitch there on 0-2.

  • Ivan

    Do you really want to lump Zambrano with Weaver and CC??? Really????

  • Tex sucks

    0-2 fastball why?

  • Steve

    Kotchman’s batting face is hideous. Makes me want to vomit.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Are we really picking nits on whether or not B.J. Upton had to slide into second vs. go in standing up, Tim?

    Really?

    • Pat D

      You know Tim McCarver will get on anyone who doesn’t play the game the right way.

    • Richard

      He’s an asswipe, has always been the worst booth man on national TV

  • karel capek

    Wow! Tim McCarver is making some really ASTUTE comments.

    “It’s in my view, that David Cone looks like Buster Keaton.”

    Thanks for telling us something THAT’S SO FUCKING OBVIOUS.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    • Cy Pettitte

      I continue to admire your persistence

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        He apparently does this on other sites as well.

        http://www.pinstripeheroes.com.....ment-36200

        • karel capek

          That’s an impostor Karel Capek(tm). Aceept no substitutions.

          (I remember posting that phrase but never on that site)

  • Melky

    A slider from Hughes. Nice.

  • Melky

    Another slider from Hughes. That’s not a curveball grip.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Hughes getting squeezed

    • Cy Pettitte

      this zone has been terrible for both sides

  • Total Dominication

    Ha

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Hey Tim, know who Freddy Garcia is?

    • Total Dominication

      No

  • MikeD

    I’m hearing all sorts of crazy shit being said on TV now.

  • Cy Pettitte

    NOVA HAS WON TEH ELEVEN GAMEZ!!

    only took 26 minutes.

  • Rich in NJ

    AJ wasn’t even a #3 during last year’s postseason. Why is it even an issue now?

    • Total Dominication

      He’s an idiot

    • Winston Smith

      The guy wouldn’t have even started if we had a better option than Vasquez and Mitre. This year we’ve got 4 better options, Burnett to the pen.

  • Richard

    Exhale

  • Ivan

    Was that Cano or D-Wade with the Hops.

  • Will

    Wow. Is it me or do the Rays draw 90% of their walks as a team in games against the Yankees.

  • Mike HC

    How often do you think Cashman has skimmed RAB and the comments section. It is not that far fetched to think Cashman might check in to see fan reactions every now and then. He is curious like everyone I am sure, and it is a direct way to the fans, rather than through the media?

    Twice a year?

    • Pat D

      Gonna have to guess never.

      • Mike HC

        Probably, ha.

    • Winston Smith

      If he’s spending time checking in here then he should be fired.

      • Mike HC

        He watches games on YES all the time I’m assuming, and YES has the RAB commercial. It is likely he has at least checked out the site once I would think.

        And talking to the media and fans and understanding fan perceptions is definitely part of what makes a good GM in NY. In my opinion.

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

          I don’t think so. He can’t worry about fan perception. Win, and we’ll like you.

    • MikeD

      Well he is the guy who said if you start thinking like fans, you’ll find yourself sitting with the fans.

      I wouldn’t be surprised if he checks blogs reguarly, or if he NEVER checked blogs.

      • Mike HC

        Agreed. But, knowing what fans think and thinking like fans are obviously two different things.

        Cashman just recently made a comment to judge AJ on his pitching in the AL East, not his contract. He said to blame himself for the contract. That quote shows he clearly understands and hears fans complaints.

        • MikeD

          Yes, although it goes beyond blogs. This the theme that’s playing out in all forms of media, from blogs, twitter, NY tabloids, sports talk shows.

          He is quite aware of what’s being said in the media. The Yankees have always paid attention to that going back to GMS. Maybe they are not as driven by the headlines as they were in the past, but they have a Communications staff that follows what’s being said. How it’s fed to Cashman is unknown, but he’s aware of what’s being said.

          • Mike HC

            I’m guessing the smart GM would get it fed to them right from the source, fan blogs and fan comments right at their fingertips. Cutting out the middle men like the media and people that work for them that might have other motives as well.

            Obviously, Cashman may never check these at all. Just thinking it is possible at the least.

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

              He probably has an unpaid intern who has an unpaid intern that’s not-paid to kinda check on some of those sites every once and a while and maybe file a report or something or whatever.

  • Rich in NJ

    Cano can probably play good post defense in basketball.

  • Total Dominication

    Shut up idiot

  • bonestock94

    lol they were trolling the fuck out of the sabr crowd

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    “AND THERE IT GOES TO DEEP RIGHT! ah it looks as though it’ll go foul”
    Thanks a lot Sterling….

  • teddy

    nice hit teix

  • CMP

    Going back to the pen, just what Hughes needs. Let’s screw with a young pitchers arm yet again so there’s room for AJ in the rotation.

    If that happens, it’s nothing more than Cashman saving his own ass from embarrassment.

    • Rich in NJ

      I think sending his signature homegrown young pitcher to the pen is a bigger embarrassment, but what do I know?

  • IRF

    And Tex’s OBP will stay above Casey Kotchman’s AVG for at least one more AB

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

    Hellickson’s got some balls throwing a 2-0 changeup to Cano.

  • Cy Pettitte

    thanks for the great inside info, Tim.

  • Total Dominication

    What is he talking about????

  • Richard

    More great fucking analysis by McCarver

  • Steve

    Nice body language Hellickson. You gave up a hit, its not the end of the world, you big baby.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    “Some of the lamest things are said there.”

    Pot, meet kettle.

    • MikeD

      …and he said it was such disgust, almost as if he felt how many of us feel about his comments.

  • blazing fastball

    speaking of lame comments

  • Richard

    I smell a 3 run laser

  • bonestock94

    And now an equally useless conversation about conversations at first.

  • SamWalt

    Coincidentally, I don’t give a shit about what Tim McCarver is saying.

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

    And now it’s time for Tim McCarver’s daily Bob Gibson story.

    • Jimmy McNulty

      Bob Gibson lives in my hometown, he’s a nicer guy now than he was then.

      • Rich in NJ

        It’s tough to be a badass at 70.

        • MikeD

          I bet if you dug into the batter’s box against him and tried to take him deep you’d be on your ass. : -)

  • Michael Mirabella

    Sound like McCarver has some personel issues with talking at 1st.

  • Michael Mirabella

    Sounds

  • Steve

    Please don’t let Hellickson get out of this without scoring at least once Yankees.

  • IRF

    Make him pay Donnie

  • teddy

    nice job lets go eric!

  • Monteroisdinero

    2 good ab’s by Cano and Swish.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    “Yankee Stadium has given up more home runs than any other stadium since 2009.”

    (makes no mention of the Yankees spending upwards of 120M annually to compose a lineup full of excellent home run hitters)

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

      Or that the other teams in the division also have excellent homerun hitters as well.

      • Ivan

        That too.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Joey Bats: MVP

    • Guest

      Narrative >>>>> facts, TSJC. Duh.

  • blazing fastball

    what’s S
    What’s Stirling’s call for Chavez?

  • Cy Pettitte

    that 1-0 pitch was a gift.

  • Steve

    Gift call.

  • Chip

    Ugh, worst possible thing you could have done there

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Please don’t DP Jorge…

  • Richard

    And the 1-0 bullshit call bones us

  • teddy

    great here comes posada, thanks chavez

    • teddy

      idiot

  • Winston Smith

    Oh god. Jorge’s first AB in a week and it’s in a perfect DP situation.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Nice to hear Posada getting a nice ovation.

  • Ivan

    A-Rod on a torn knee could of done that Chavez.

  • Rich in NJ

    No DP please.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Jorge-don’t bat me 9th-8th is where I belong!

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

    Hip hip!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Hip hip motherfuckers.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Wasn’t expecting that.

  • Winston Smith

    Jorge’s not done yet! He still has a little magic left in that bat.

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

    See? Jorge’s still good in moderation.

  • blazing fastball

    hip hip and all that

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Today, we spell redemption “J-O-R-G-E”.

  • Steve

    WOOHOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

  • Jetrer

    Hip, Hip Old Man (oops I meant Posada)

  • Chip

    Posada’s ground ball through the right side will now be used as a reason to keep playing him

    • Andrew518

      It’s not not a reason

    • Jd

      Jackass

  • IRF

    Hooray for blind Squirrels!

  • Rich in NJ

    If only he could still catch…

  • MikeD

    I wonder if Joe will play Jorge on his birthday?

  • Cy Pettitte

    The Yankees have signed Scott Proctor to a minor-league deal. He will report to Triple-A Scranton on Monday or Tuesday.

    http://twitter.com/#!/Blogging.....6739217408

    I can only laugh.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Next up, Sidney Ponson.

      • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

        and then Ron Villone

        • IRF

          Is Tanyon Sturtze still alive?

    • IRF

      Well now that The Experience is gone

    • CMP

      Maybe he thinks Torre is still manager and he’s trying to get close so he can take him down for ruining his career.

    • Tex sucks

      The least we could do after Joe Torre destroyed his baseball career.

  • first name only male – Retire 21

    Bob Gibson once threw a fastball to the ribs of a vendor for selling hotdogs while he pitched.

    #mccarver

  • Total Dominication

    Jopo!!!

  • teddy

    nasty changeup right there

  • Rich in NJ

    Martin’s AB often suck.

  • Ivan

    Well at least Martin defense is stellar.

  • V

    This will be no surprise to -anyone-, but Tim McCarver = full of shit.

    Bob Gibson hit Ron Fairly once. Ever. In 1971, not 1975. In 1975, Ron Fairly was on the Cardinals, so that anecdote could NOT have occurred. In the game in which Bob Gibson hit Fairly, Bob Gibson did not reach 1st base. Joe Torre was also not the Cardinals’ catcher.

    • CMP

      McCarver is horrible but at least we don’t have to listen to that little worm Joe Buck.

  • tom

    All hail Jorge, for making the inning less than a total bust.

  • Andrew518

    Pointlessly beating a dead horse but….

    We’ve signed Proctor but had no room Acceves, I mean really???

    • Pat D

      That’s not beating a dead horse.

      That’s confusing two completely dissimilar situations.

  • Melky

    Can someone else observe Hughes’ offspeed offering that looks to me like a slider? Obviously the cutter/slider grip is similar, but the release isn’t. He seems to be releasing it as a slider. Can anyone confirm this?

  • Ivan

    Man I know Jeter made that catch but geez does Gardner gets to balls he has no business getting too.

    • Jetrer

      he’s a UZR padder

      • Ivan

        LOL nice…

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Can someone explain the Nasty Factor thing to me?

    • Melky

      Break/Horizontal Movement/Velocity lumped into some weird algorithm.

    • Pat D

      Something that MLB.com invented that has absolutely no significance or meaning.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        See also: strike zone

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Tom Hallion’s strike 3 calls are the best thing an umpire has come up with yet.

  • Ivan

    Change up!!!!

  • Chip

    Wow, Hughes starting to look gooooooood

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Nice, Hughes.

  • Melky

    I don’t think that was a changeup.

  • Winston Smith

    Hughes pitching a good ballgame but if Cashman says AJ ain’t going nowhere and Girardi says Nova ain’t going nowhere it’s irrelevant, Hughes is going to be sent to the pen even if he puts up all 0s.

  • Sarah

    Phil trying to prove he should be in the rotation. But Phil, it doesn’t matter, because AJ makes more money than you.

  • IRF

    Do we really need to hear this much about Jeremy Hellickson’s dad?

    • Cy Pettitte

      better insight than McCarver.

      • IRF

        MUCH better than Schilling.

    • Jimmy McNulty

      I’ve actually met his dad somewhere.

  • Winston Smith

    Now they’re interviewing the guy? FOX is the worst.

    • MikeD

      It’s critical that they interview Hellickson’s father since he is a Yankee fan who now must root against the Yankees. That’s gold to FOX!

  • MikeD

    Mr. Hellickson, Jeter has made a career of lucky hits like that, yet you’re forgiven.

  • Brandon

    Holy crap, this is rediculous. Again with the father?!?!?!?!?!?!? SMH!

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      He’s becoming Fox’s Christian Lopez

  • Mike HC

    I want to ask him how many beers deep he is.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      I want to ask him how many beers hits of crystal meth deep he is.

      Fixed.

      Come on, tell me that guy doesn’t look like a meth addict. I swear I’ve seen him on Breaking Bad.

  • Chip

    I love his dad, yeah stop talking to me so I can watch my kid get fucked by the umps

    • Mike HC

      Yea, dad gave a great interview there.

  • RCA

    Chris Rose is a tool

  • Pat D

    The guy with the 23rd most hits ever gets a “lucky” hit?

    Oh, screw you.

    I hope Grandy parks one while they’re talking to your snaggle-toothed ass.

  • Andrew518

    his dad looks like he’s a semi-proffesional stock car driver and amatuer tatoo artist.

  • Jetrer

    Anyone know if Hughes can be sent to AAA or would he have to clear waivers? If he does lose his spot in the rotation, I’d much rather he continue to start in AAA in case of injury, or Cashman drinking the reality potion.

    • Andrew518

      Pretty sure he has one option left.

  • Rich in NJ

    Kevin Long rightfully gets credit for helping Granderson and others, but in the HBO 3K thing, they showed Jeter working with Gary Dembo while in Tampa rehabbing, trying to stay back and attacking the ball, and it seems have helped.

  • Melky

    I wouldn’t mind trading for Hellickson…Proctor for JH straight up?

    • Jimmy McNulty

      Him and Joba can talk about their dads.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    The premise of that new FOX show Terra Nova, according to Wiki, emphasis mine:

    The show begins in the year 2149, a time when all life on planet Earth is threatened with extinction (suggested in trailers to be due to dwindling worldwide air quality). In an effort to save the human race, scientists develop a time machine allowing people to travel 85 million years back in time to prehistoric Earth. The Shannon family (father Jim, his wife Elisabeth, and their three children Josh, Maddy and Zoe) join the tenth pilgrimage of settlers to Terra Nova, the first human colony on the other side of the temporal doorway. However, they are unaware that the colony is in the middle of a group of carnivorous dinosaurs.

    Why in (insert deity of your choice)’s name would you send time travelers 85 MILLIONS YEARS back into time, BEFORE HUMANITY EXISTED, to save humanity? Why not a distance not so far back?

    Really, FOX? Humanity evolves to the level where we’re smart enough to send people back into time, but dumb enough to send them to the least hospitable period in time with which to attempt to restart the human story?

    • Jimmy McNulty

      Put liquid nitrogen in the icecaps.

    • Pat D

      Cuz we can take all that technology back with us and kill those pesky dinos?

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        The fact that we’re wearing leather breeches and have tent villages leads me to believe we somehow conveniently declined to bring said dino-killing technologies with us.

        • Pat D

          Then I’m sure the show will last about 6 weeks.

    • http://thepinstripedbeat.sportsblognet.com/ Simon

      I’d blame Mccarver.

    • CMP

      Maybe they want to meet the sleestak.

    • MikeD

      So to save humanity, they send humans so far back in time where their very actions will almost assuredly lead to the extinction of the humans that sent them back in time? Paradox alert.

  • Tex sucks

    AAAAAAAAAAH!

  • teddy

    ump should be fired

  • tom

    Would anyone like to explain that Granderson at bat?

    • Jimmy McNulty

      The defense was giving him a bunt down the third base side to get on. He tried to take it…which he should have.

      • tom

        Thanks — didn’t have the sound on (McCarver-phobe), so I was unaware of the situation. Without knowing that, a 32-homer guy bunting appeared pure insanity.

        • Jimmy McNulty

          Well he’s extremely fast…players that fast should bunt every so often no matter how much power they have, they need to keep infields honest.

  • V

    Nothing would make me laugh more than if the umpire strained his forearm giving an out call.

  • Tyrone Sharpton

    Who’s the girl next to Posada? It’s not his daughter, right?

    • MikeD

      Where? In the photo up above? That was from HOPE Week last year, if I remember correctly.

  • Steve

    BABIP FAIL.

  • Pat D

    If I hear the Eagles referred to as a Dream Team one more time, I’m going to murder someone.

    What the fuck exactly makes them a “Dream Team?”

    • Ivan

      As an Eagles fan, I just want a dream season thats all.

    • Cy Pettitte

      they are one of the few teams still dreaming of actually winning a superbowl

      • Pat D

        I’ll go with that.

      • CMP

        Nice.

        Vick will never last the season anyway.

    • Jimmy McNulty

      They have the most dynamic force in the game, two incredible wide receivers, the best defensive player in the game, one great running back and a pretty solid guy backing him up, not only do they have the best best defender in the game in their secondary they have two pro-bowl caliber cornerbacks and a very young and talented free safety, and they also do a pretty good job controlling the line of scrimmage. They’re kinda like the 2011 Boston Red Sox with the 2011 Phillies rotation…they’re fucking stacked on paper.

      • Pat D

        If Vick gets hurt, they are so fucked.

        Also, calling Jackson and Maclin “incredible” is quite hyperbolic, and that pinheaded fuck McCoy is not a great running back yet. Let’s see him make it through a whole season first.

        • Jimmy McNulty
        • Jimmy McNulty

          But seriously, Jackson’s got insane speed and is a sick deep threat, now that he’s got someone with as strong of an arm as Mike Vick to get him the ball he’s filthy. Jeremy Maclin is one of the best in the game too…he was 8th in DVOA for WRs last year. Please, cut the haterade. As to Lesean McCoy? It’s a two back league, there’s only one guy that can be a featured running back in the NFL and that’s AP, other than that there’s not much. As far as “doing for a full season” McCoy was 6th in DYAR last year and 5th in DVOA last season…yeah, can’t do it for a whole season. He’s easily the best RB in the division.

          If Vick gets hurt, they are so fucked.

          This is one of the stupidest things you can possibly say, for several reasons:

          A.) If any team’s starting QB gets hurt they’re pretty fucked. Imagine if someone on ESPN said that if CC goes down for the year the Yankees are so fucked…you’d shout at them because if ANY team looses a player that good for the year they’re fucked.

          B.) Vince Young is better than you think, he’s compiled a 30-17 record as a starter and is good enough to be an effective game manager, there’s not really a whole lot of back ups better than he is.

          U mad, brah?

          I’m not even an Eagles fan…I hate the fucking Eagles, but they’re the best team in the NFC East and probably the best in the NFC.

          • Pat D

            Vince Young’s record as a starter is about as reliable a stat as pitcher W-L record.

            I know Jackson is a good player capable of doing great things, but he’s a cocky fuck and I immediately hate guys like that, especially Eagles players. That goes back to Randall Cunningham.

            Yea, I’m a Giants fan, and I’m so stoked by how they’ve done little to nothing so far, but that’s why they play the games.

            • Jimmy McNulty

              Well a 30-17 record as a starter is about a three season sample size, he’s not a great quarterback but he’s capable of being an effective game manager on a good team, which is exactly what he’ll be asked to do if Vick goes down. They can survive a game or two if Vick goes down. The Eagles’ real weakness is that fat fuck on the sidelines…he’s probably the best coach at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory there is. The Eagles made a lot of signings and have a fucking sick team…however it’s the NFL and there’s two WC spots. The playoffs are one game samples so if someone on the Eagles has a bad game they can be beat, especially with Reid’s incompetence. That being said, they are still INCREDIBLE on paper…that matters.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

            A.) If any team’s starting QB gets hurt they’re pretty fucked. Imagine if someone on ESPN said that if CC goes down for the year the Yankees are so fucked…you’d shout at them because if ANY team looses a player that good for the year they’re fucked.

            While I agree with every word you say, Vick is a bit more prone to getting hurt than some other QBs, since he runs more and is smaller.

            If the Aaron Rodgers gets hurt, the Packers are fucked, but I’d be a bit more surprised about Aaron Rodgers getting hurt than I would by Mike Vick getting hurt. Mike Vick is like his Hampton Roads boy Allen Iverson; his fearlessness and freakish athleticism can be both an benefit and a hindrance.

            • Jimmy McNulty

              Yeah, I’d agree with that.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Nnamdi Asomugha ≠ “the best defensive player in the game”

        • Jimmy McNulty

          He gets thrown at less than once a game…he’s the best defender in the league. I know you’re a Jets fan and got a vacation suite on Revis Island, but Revis can actually be thrown on, it’s hard, but it can be done. Asomugha…not really.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

            Revis actually covers the other team’s best wideout, though, almost every single snap (more than 80%). They move him all over the field.

            Aso always lines up on the left side and covers the other team’s #2 or #3 more than 60% of the time.

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

              And I’m not even sure either one of them is the best defensive player in football. There’s guys like Haloti Ngata or Patrick Willis or Ed Reed or DeMarcus Ware have an argument as well.

              • Jimmy McNulty

                Free safeties are always overrated. Ed Reed’s awesome but he’s rarely the first line of defense. Patrick Willis is pretty fucking awesome, he’s pretty much Ray Lewis-lite, which is a hall of famer, he’s a pretty good choice that I wouldn’t argue with. D-Ware’s sick, don’t get me wrong he’s probably the best pass rusher in the league, but he’s merely above average against the run. I think he’s about as good as Tuck or Cole, maybe a smidge better. Ngata’s a good candidate too.

            • Jimmy McNulty

              I think one year he had 15 attempts at him all year. The only WR I can remember eating Asomugha’s lunch is Miles Austin. Revis can be thrown on, Rivers did it a few times, Brady’s done it, and so have a few other guys. You have to be pretty fucking good to throw on Revis, but it can be done. He’s also had a much better pass rush than Asomugha ever had, the other equation in shutting down an aerial attack. I’d still take Asomugha all day and night. Also Trent Cole is pretty good too, he’s every bit as good of a pass rusher as any DE in the NFL and he’s elite against the run too.

              • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

                He’s also had a much better pass rush than Asomugha ever had, the other equation in shutting down an aerial attack.

                You must not watch Raiders or Jets games very much. Oakland’s pass rush has generated more consistent pressure, hurries, and sacks for each of the last two years.

                The last good passrusher the Jets had was Hugh Douglas.

                • Jimmy McNulty

                  Calvin Pace isn’t bad…I find that hard to believe (not saying it isn’t true) but I can’t for the life of me remember the last good pass rusher the Raiders have. I know they had Richard Seymour, but I figured he was just toiling in obscurity.

                  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

                    Matt Shaughnessy and Lamaar Houston are both nice young passrushers.

                    • Jimmy McNulty

                      They’re nice players too…I always thought they were an elite pass rusher away from being the best team in the NFL despite my hatred for Mark Sanchez, but.. that doesn’t seem to be in the cards for them anytime soon. Not saying Shaughnessy and Houston can’t be that, just that it’d take them some time.

    • RCA

      Eagles are trash. They are one Vick injury from being a has been. And since they are slurping on one another, and stupid Vince Young proclaimed them that stupid nickname, every time is going to play up to them. I can’t wait until they go ANOTHER year without a Super Bowl.

      • CMP

        Are Andy Reid’s 2 heroin addict sons still in jail?

        That organization is all class.

        • Jimmy McNulty

          Yeah, they’re extremely easy to hate. The owner’s a prick to his players, prior to signing Vick at least, and Andy Reid is Rex Ryan with Chris Christie’s charisma. The team’s still fucking sick.

          • Pat D

            Actually looking forward to next offseason when they have to decide between signing Vick and signing Jackson.

            Hopefully they have to make that decision, I mean.

  • Rich in NJ

    Cano’s plate coverage is incredible.

  • teddy

    damm mark teix smoke that ball

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Sanchez done for the year.

    • MikeD

      What happened?

      • Jimmy McNulty

        Hand injury.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          Sanchez who?

          • Greg

            Its not Mark Sanchez, so it has to be Gary Sanchez.

          • Jimmy McNulty

            The good one.

        • MikeD

          Mark Sanchez?

  • Winston Smith

    Swisher looked like a fool. That doesn’t happen very often.

  • Ivan

    Man that Change up was filthy.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    Key at-bat that inning. A 30+ HR man wasting strikes bunting.

    • teddy

      not a bad play once in awhile and he walked, but the ump hosed him

  • teddy

    i wish hughes had that changeup, can’t blame swisher there

    • mac1

      Swish was hitting .083/.323/.208 with 2 outs and RISP – 65 PA. He’s been frustrating at times this year. Two nice plays in RF today – I’m a bit conflicted as to how I feel about him this year.

  • Melky

    If Hughes continues to pitch lights out, is there really no rotation spot for him?

    • Greg

      Its going to be very very hard for them to justify it if he continues.

  • Ivan

    Boy I do not know WTF Hollywood be thinking these days releasing movies such as Shark Night 3D and now Apollo 18…yikes.

    • Pat D

      Apollo 18 looks like The Blair Witch Project on the moon.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      They’re making Ghost Rider 2.

      No, I did not make that up.

      • Pat D

        They’re also making Green Lantern 2, but I’m in full favor of that.

        Disney did cancel The Lone Ranger, however.

      • MikeD

        Ghost Rider made about $230 million worldwide before PPV, rentals etc.

        No, I did not make that up…sadly.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          Why people pay money to watch Nicholas Cage “act” still escapes me.

          • Pat D

            I wonder if he’d be #1 on the “Won an Oscar and then never cared about what project he took afterward” list.

            It’s neck and neck between him and Cuba Gooding Jr., I think.

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

              Is Nic Cage worse because his Oscar was Best Actor and not (just) Best Supporting Actor?

              I say yes.

              • Pat D

                Well, Nic Cage has done a few decent things post-Oscar win (Face/Off, Adaptation, Matchstick Men, and I still enjoy Con Air, The Rock, and the National Treasure movies to a certain extent.)

                Cuba? Hmm, let’s see…………………………

                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

                  “Face/Off, Adaptation, Matchstick Men, and I still enjoy Con Air, The Rock, and the National Treasure movies to a certain extent.”

                  I’m sorry, I couldn’t hear you over the sound of me vomiting. What did you say?

                  • Pat D

                    That sounds more like you just hate Nic Cage, really.

                    The critical consensus, FWIW, was pretty solid for the first three things I mentioned.

                    • MikeD

                      Just flipped back to this thread. I apologize for encouraging a Nic Cage discussion.

                      Seriously, I don’t know what to make of Cage as an actor. Right now he’ll pretty much take any movie if offered money to pay off his tax obligations. Reminds me of a joke from years ago (can’t remember the comic) about Michael Caine, who seemed to be in every other movie released. The comic said something like: I got married last month and just looked at the home movies from it, and I’ll be damned, but Michael Caine was in those too.

        • Pat D

          The last several years of box office receipts have proved to me that the average movie-goer is a fucking idiot.

          But I did spend money to go see Transformers 3 after absolutely hating Transformers 2, so I’ve got little credibility.

          • Ivan

            You didnt like Cowboy’s and Aliens?….lmaooo

            • Pat D

              I found it entertaining.

              At least Harrison Ford looked like he was trying.

    • IRF

      Its ok. The Arrested Development movie is a go.

  • teddy

    where was cano on that grounder

  • Ivan

    Nice catch Swisher.

  • Jetrer

    Swish wit da glove

  • Ivan

    Im surprise Gardner didnt catch that.

  • Melky

    Where was that pitch?

  • Ivan

    Where was that pitch?

  • teddy

    this home ump is awful

  • Winston Smith

    Where are these pitches missing? And who cares about players’ dads? It’s not Father’s Day. Focus on the game and the players who are on the field.

    • Melky

      Ump refuses to give the low strike.

    • Greg

      In this case I have to side with FOX. Its a nice story.

      If Vin Scully talked about that, would you consider it less?

      • IRF

        How exactly is that a nice story? Its a man’s birthday.

        • Pat D

          This.

        • Greg

          Casey Kotchman was at the plate and they talked about his father.

          I bet Vin Scully would do the same thing. Becuause that’s what Vin Scully does. He tella stories while the players are batting.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Tex!

  • Melky

    Mark continues to spit on UZR (except UZR has been a bit nicer to Mark this year).

  • Jetrer

    wow Tex, great play

  • IRF

    Yanks flashing the leather

  • teddy

    that was a sick play

  • Rich in NJ

    Range…

  • Ivan

    Tex to UZR: Suck My Dick!!!!!

  • Tex sucks

    :)

  • MikeD

    Keith Hernandez says Hi, Tim.

    • CMP

      Wasn’t he a left handed first baseman?

      • MikeD

        Yes, but McCarver makes shit up constantly and says things that are wrong, so we can do the same to him!

        But you are correct. I missed the first part of his statement and I thought he was saying Tex had the greatest range of any 1B’man.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Cahil with a no no through 5 and Fox says nothing…

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Maybe they don’t want to jinx it.

  • Melky

    I’m sick of these full counts. Come on.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      TWSS

  • Melky

    Hughes is a monster today. 4 IP 2H 1BB 3Ks.

    Can we get some predictions on what it would take for them to stick with him in the rotation?

    I’ll go: 7IP 3H 1BB 6ks

    • Winston Smith

      Nothing Hughes does today can change things. Cashman doesn’t want to admit his mistake with Burnett and Girardi will stick with him because AJ is their guy. They’ll make something up about how Phil has bullpen experience and it’ll be yet another mismanagement of our young arms.

      • Melky

        Everyone has their breaking point. If Hughes pitches a complete game shutout no one can justify putting him in the pen.

      • Greg

        If they do, they will get major flack.

        • Jetrer

          they already are, which lead to Cashman’s impassioned defense of AJ, which means todays start will likely make no difference

          • Greg

            And his defense of AJ was so ridiculous that he’s getting even more flack. When I heard his statement, I wanted Cashman gone because it was so ludicrous.

            • Jetrer

              I agree, but I think Cashman’s statement is proof AJ stays in the rotation, and since CC, Colon, Garcia, and Nova have all outperformed AJ this year, and Girardi said Nova isn’t pitching for his spot, that leaves only Hughes as the odd man out, regardless of merit

              • Greg

                Now to be fair to Brian Cashman, the Yankees are not the only team that does this.

                I look at Adam Dunn, Jason Bay and Dan Uggla, before he got hot

                • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

                  2 of them are out of the pennant race. The Yankees have 5 better pitchers and are in a pennant race.

                  • Greg

                    White Sox are technically still in range.

                    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

                      The Twins and Indians are way better IMO and they can’t beat the AL Central teams to save their life. Hell, Bruce Chen is 3-0 against them.

                    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

                      *Tigers not Twins

                  • Greg

                    Could also include Vernon Wells

                • Jetrer

                  AJ was bad last year also though (horrible overall really)
                  For Dunn and Uggla, the struggles are just this year and both are adjusting to new teams
                  Bay, while certainly disappointing, has been above average (at least in wRC+) both years with the Mets, and I’m not sure the Mets have a definitely better alternative
                  Yankees have 5 potentially better alternatives, and AJ has been below average for over 1.5 years now

                  • Jetrer

                    just though of one other difference
                    Yankees can afford to eat AJ contract or pay him $16.5M to sit in the bullpen. The others really have to hope their guys turn things around.

          • Melky

            Right. They are making the decision tomorrow or Monday, though. So fresh off of any sort of shutout I don’t think they can make that call. They’d catch even more flack.

            • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

              If he pitches a CGSHO, I have this sneaking suspicion that Nova will be sent down. All of this is to make room for a shit pitcher.

              • tom

                With the number of pitches he’s thrown so far, a CGSHO would be very unlikely.

                The really sad thing about this is, Phil was initially put into the rotation at the expense of Joba, who had in the eyes of many established himself as a major league starter (with allowances for hitting an innings pitched limit at the end of ’09). So, if they give up on Hughes as a starter, they’ll have effectively burned two major league starters through poor decision making.

    • Jetrer

      I’ll go 45 IP, O ER, 72K

    • Brandon

      Nothing. Cashman cemented that yesterday when praising AJ. I like Cashman, but he really made a major blunder yesterday. How do you come to his defense? He really should not be in the rotation, IMO.

  • Rich in NJ

    I like GB Hughes.

  • Melky

    Why do I want Posada to fail so badly? It has to be my irrational longing for Jesus to be up here yesterday.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Man they’re acting like this is 2009 YS3

  • MikeD

    Jorge’s lack of speed helped him there. He couldn’t get far enough off the bag to be caught.

  • Melky

    FOX I just want to watch some effin’ baseball.

  • IRF

    The Rays are a very likeable team

    • jon

      really likeable

    • Pat D

      Eh.

      Their manager is a fairly unlikeable prick, really. He’s a lot like Scioscia.

      I don’t hate any of their players, like I do with Boston. I dislike Upton, but that’s mostly because I think he’s a lazy douchebag.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        I like how his choice in eyeglasses keeps slowly getting more and more bizarre. I think he’s going to start buying hand-me-down outfits from Clinton Portis soon.

        http://images.google.com/searc.....5l4.7l11l0

      • IRF

        I don’t mind Maddon as much as most people. I get that he can be a little annoying, but hes still better than the Jim Leyland/Charle Manuels of the world.

  • Cy Pettitte

    can the Rays pitchers just call the game? get McCarver and Albert out of here.

  • MikeD

    I’m quite sure David Price regrets picking up the headset to talk to these guys.

  • Tex sucks

    Thank you Hellickson for making us endure this torture.

  • teddy

    every line is getting caught for both teams

  • MikeD

    Stunned silence from the FOX Broadcast team, which flips frantically through game notes wondering who Niemann is.

  • teddy

    where was that

  • Cy Pettitte

    I want to be that kid.

  • Winston Smith

    Phil finally gets a call from this awful ump.

  • Naved

    King PHILTHY is saying **** AJ

  • MikeD

    Hughes is not impressing me. I think he needs to be demoted to the AA bullpen.

    /sarcasm (adding just in case).

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Huuuuuuuuuuuuughes

  • IRF

    Vintage Hughes

  • Cy Pettitte

    straight Philthy

  • Monteroisdinero

    Phil’s changeup lives!! and his curve and fb are good today as well.

    The plot thickens.

  • CMP

    Hughes maintaining his velocity through 5. Very good sign.

  • bobtaco

    shades of the Phrancise moniker?

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

    I can’t wait for Hughes’ stuff to play up in the bullpen next week.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      The Yankee Bullpen: The most important thing in the history of all things. All organizational resources must constantly be poured into this area of the team at all times to ensure that all 7 spots are filled with studs.

      Put everything else on hold until this bullpen is checked and rechecked for double-accuracy.

  • Winston Smith

    If this poor kid is sent down to the pen after a start like this then I’ve given up on hoping that management has improved its ability to handle young pitchers. Joba and Hughes have been so mismanaged, it’s time for Cashman to admit he made a mistake and banish AJ to the pen.

  • Cy Pettitte

    should be entertaining to see how they spin putting Phil in the pen and AJ in the rotation

    • Winston Smith

      AJ’s our guy. Phil has experience in the pen.

    • RCA

      Why can’t they make up an injury and put AJ on the 600-day DL, they did it to Marte and Igawa and every other overpaid Yankee that has come through. They can see he has been diagnosed with a case of bitch-assness. How is Posada gonna take it that they bench him for lack of performance but continue to let softee AJ pitch despite him not winning a game since JUNE and not winning in August since becoming a Yankee. Its hypocritical and lends to the theory that Cashman and Girardi just do not like Posada.

      • Greg

        Disagree on Marte. Bullpen MVP of the 09 Series

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Contagion: Because we’re betting that you would have liked Outbreak better if it starred Matt Damon instead of Dustin Hoffman.

    In theaters and IMAX September 8th.

    • Ivan

      I would…I mean lets be honest, Dustin Hoffman is kinda out of his prime now.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        It’s all been downhill since Star Wars.

        • Ivan

          Walk the Dog was a long time ago Dustin.

  • Cy Pettitte

    THE GRANDYMAN!

    still not a home run hitter though.

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

    Bomb.

  • jon

    ohhhh curtis youre something sorta MPVish

  • Ivan

    Granderson is a Bawse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    That one dedicated to the “lovely wife”

  • bobtaco

    Grandy!

  • Brandon

    Curtis Granderson=beast.

  • CMP

    Damn, it looked like he hit that off the handle.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    Interesting. A 30 HR guy swinging works out better than a 30 HR guy bunting. Odd.

    • Jimmy McNulty

      Longoria was like a mile back…

  • Cy Pettitte

    didn’t McCarver almost just say “this ties Jose Canseco?”

    • bobtaco

      He almost said Jose Castillo, because you know Bautista is latino, and they sound the same…

    • jon

      thats exactly who i thought he started to say

  • Winston Smith

    AL MVP Curtis Granderson

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      AL MVP Runner-Up Curtis Granderson

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        AL MVP Jose Canseco.

        /McCarver

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          Kirk Gibson 1988.

          /Greg’d

          • Greg

            Flashback!

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

              It was an RAB Instant Classic. You should be proud.

        • Jetrer

          AL coMVPs Gonzales, Pedroia, Ellsbury, Ortiz
          /ESPN

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

            You left out Josh Reddick and Jose Iglesias.

            • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

              Dice-K and Lackey and Wakefield and Miller and Beckett and Lester as co CYA winners.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Runs Scored and RBI padding.

  • Tom

    Is it that these network guys think the audience finds baseball GAMES themselves boring? and for that reason have these human interest interviews with guys like the pitcher’s father or those Rays’ players, interviews that come up while the Yankees are at bat and cause a kind of visual distraction? I had to turn them off.

    • Andrew518

      History has continually shown that what fans wants and what fox *thinks* fans want is very different.

      At least there is no blury thing over the ball to help us see it.

      and the baseball broadcast has less robotic animations.

  • Cy Pettitte

    almost got lazy dominican’d

  • Brandon

    Hopefully since Hal is in the house for this one, he’ll override Cashman on this. Hughes has been very good his last 2 starts. AJ has been very shitty his last 2 starts and below average before them. Last season, AJ was very shitty and Hughes was very good.

    • ItsATarp

      Hugh was very good in the first half…He was as bad as AJ in the second half

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        No, he wasn’t very good, but he wasn’t AJ-bad. He had a great start against the Red Sox and also won the clinching ALDS game.

        • tom

          It amazes me how people have blotted those two games out. The RS game was quite important — it avoided a sweep that would have let Boston get unnervingly close in the last week or so. And he was stellar against the Twins.

          Even his last game against Texas looks worse as a line than it might have — Girardi had him intentionally walk Hamilton with two outs. Hughes then, to his discredit gave up a double, but DRob came in and gave up a home run, so it looked like one big clusterfuck. But Phil himself could only be really faulted for two of the four base runners.

      • Jetrer

        Hugh was very good in the first half … He wasn’t nearly as good in the second half, but still much better than AJ.
        Fixed
        Hughes ERA by half 2010 3.65 first/ 4.90 second
        AJ – 4.75 first/ 5.95 second
        But AJ was better than Hughes in April this year, so healthy AJ>>>>injured Hughes

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Isn’t whomever gets demoted still going to just return to the rotation two weeks from now for the Orioles doubleheader?

      Aren’t we all jumping the gun a bit on the angst that A.J. Burnett hasn’t been dragged out behind the barn and shot like a dog yet? The 6 man rotation will be back soon, at least for a turn minimum; possibly more.

      Let’s see what happens.

      • Mike c

        Right, the 6 man rotation will stay for now

      • CMP

        “Dragged behind the bard and shot”.

        I like it.

  • teddy

    the runs don’t show, but yanks rocked rocked jeremy

  • Brandon

    MLB Gameday: Brandon Gomes replaces Jeremy Hellickson. Brandon Gomes replaces Brandon Gomes.

    Wow, MLB, wow.

    Before anyone asks, I have Gameday on to check velocities, and # of pitches since Fox doesnt know how to show number of pitches.

    • MikeD

      Yes, and that’s exactly what happened. It’s part of an amazing marketing promotion for FOX’s new time-traveling series Terra Nova.

  • Cy Pettitte

    this broadcast has basically become the Fox baseball variety hour.

    • Andrew518

      Fox should just stick to right wing rhetoric that’s the only thing they’re good at.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        FREEDOM WATCH

      • bobtaco

        they’re aces at phone hacking…

      • Tom

        As bad as their baseball broadcasts are, I find them marginally easier to endure than those of ESPN, especially when the lugubrious, monotone voice of whatizname is in the booth.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Maddon changed his glasses mid-game.

    What, was that the top-half-of-the-game pair, and this is the bottom-half pair?

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

    Vintage Yankees today. Long at-bats, no easy innings.

  • Michael Mirabella

    Georgie JUICED one
    /kidding

  • Cy Pettitte

    HOLY SHIT! HE’S ALIVE!

  • teddy

    posada!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    HILARIOUS

  • Tex sucks

    OMFG POSADA!!!

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

    HIP FUCKING HIP

  • sangreal

    HIP HIP

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Who here saw that coming.

  • IRF

    Awesome.

    • Michael Mirabella

      I did

  • Rich in NJ

    Whoa.

  • RCA

    Georgie juiced one!!! Ahhhh

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder
    • James

      HAHAHA Glad to see jorge back

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    and that could be Jorge’s last HR in pinstripes…wow.

  • bobtaco

    Turn Back the Clock Day™ for Jorge…

  • Brandon

    Who is this man an what has he done with Jorge Posada?

  • CMP

    Curtain call baby

  • Andrew518

    Do I smell a Yankees Classic.

    Oh yes I do…Oh yes I do.

    what a beautiful game baseball can be.

  • Winston Smith

    Jorge says fuck you Girardi! He’s not done yet!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jack

    Boom.

  • Ivan

    Posada is performing like a pissed off old player who want to prove to everybody he isnt done yet (even though he is)

  • Wow

    Jorge let’s his bat do all the talking. Bench that!

    Jorge to the rotation!!!!1!!!

  • Rich in NJ

    If only he could catch for like a month or two.

  • Pasqua

    I could not be happier for that man. One for ol’ time’s sake, Jorge!

  • Greg

    Just needed a bit of a push

  • V

    I have a feeling Montero ain’t coming up til September now.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      So be it.

      • Jimmy McNulty

        I still want to see if he can mash and get a chance for the PS roster.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          Colin Curtis’s injury means he already has a chance for the PS roster.

      • V

        I want to taste the fucking burrito already!

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          Patience, young padawan.

  • MikeD

    And somewhere down in AAA, a tear forms at the eye of Jesus Montero.

    • Rich in NJ

      Still need a RH DH.

      • MikeD

        I know. It makes no difference, although there are some here who do think Jorge is holding down Montero. He’s not, beyond the fact he takes up a roster spot.

      • Jetrer

        Jones is doing just fine at that
        vs. LHP .870 OPS/ .380 wOBA/ 140 wRC+

        • Rich in NJ

          Is Jones worth giving Montero a shot to start adjusting to the ML? I don’t think so.

          • Jetrer

            just saying RH DH really isn’t a need right now, and will be even less of a need when ARod comes back

            • Rich in NJ

              August: .400 .538 .500 1.038

              Yeah, if he keeps that up, but they really need to start looking at the big picture, which is also why Hughes has to stay in the rotation.

              • Jetrer

                I agree, but Montero is only 21, if it doesn’t happen until september call ups, no big deal, unless they think he has a legit to take over for Martin as catcher this year, which doesn’t seem to be the case.

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

    Jorgie juiced one!

  • Michael Mirabella

    Wow I called it

  • Cuso

    Why is noone happier than Derek, Kenny Albert?

    /dumbassnarrativ’d

  • blazing fastball

    Positively fucking Ruthian

  • Cy Pettitte

    they’re really hanging Gomes out there.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    So the Rays give up DJ3K and what could be Jorge’s last HR in pinstripes.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Or: Maybe that’s not Jorge’s last HR in pinstripes. Maybe there’s that, too.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        that’s why “could be” was in there.

    • Tex sucks

      He’s retiring or something?

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Mid-game, Zambrano-style.

        Go out with a bang.

  • Cuso

    Is Hellickson curled up in his ‘binkie?’ WTF?!

  • The Mick

    Maybe the Yankees should piss off Jorge every week!

  • CMP

    That was a long half inning. Hopefully Hughes can keep it going.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    It looks like this is another game that Girardi will go with Ayala over Noesi.

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

    That’s it, send Hughes to the pen!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Phuck. that half inning was too long.

  • Chip

    Ugh, he really hung that one

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Meh…finish seven strong Phil.

  • Greg

    There goes his chance at the rotation.

  • teddy

    desmond jenning good at baseball.

    shutdown inning

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    So does the fact that Hughes gave up a run mean he’s lost his rotation spot?

    • Cuso

      no, but the 2nd run cinched it

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Ugh…Hughes is starting to lose it here…he still needs to build up his stamina, WHICH CAN’T BE DONE FROM THE FUCKING BULLPEN

  • Andrew518

    Swisher-esque dive ill advised…

    focus Phil.

  • Chip

    David Robertson did well, I’m impressed

  • CMP

    Gardy Missed that ball by 10 feet.WTF.

  • jon

    drobs wife is SMOKING hot

    • Handsome B. Wonderful

      …Want to touch the heinie OwwwwOOOOOOOOOOOO…

    • CMP

      If she really wants to raise some money I can think of a better way.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Nice job, D-Rob. Nice job.

  • Tex sucks

    Damn D-Rob that’s how you’re doing it man?

    • Chip

      He’s a major league all star and was a baseball star at a southern university. If only we could all be so lucky

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    E-Rob ftw

  • Cuso

    Get Hector up

  • Reggie C.

    Mrs. Robertson is hot. Good voice too.

  • Tex sucks

    Tim McCarver is about to pull a Joe Namath in the booth.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Erin, are you attracted to old men with bandages on their faces?

      • Tex sucks

        haha

  • Cy Pettitte

    stop showing Phil and D-Rob, more E-Rob.

  • jon

    lol highsocksforhope.com just crashed

  • Jorge

    I love a good RAB Negative-Nancy-narrative-busting game like this.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    How many swinging strikes for Phil?

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Okay, way to settle after those hiccups. I’ll take it.

    • jon

      if gardner stops that ball rather than diving for it the 2nd run never scores

  • Greg

    96 pitches through 6 innings.

  • Ivan

    I think Hughes can go one more inning I say.

  • CMP

    Erin, did I mention that I know Bob Gibson? Also we’re sponsored by Viagra.

    /Tim McCarvered

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Tex you stat-padder

  • Tex sucks

    Anudder run scored for Grandy.

    Anudder hit for Tex even though he sucks.

  • MikeD

    So is the consensus-non-MVP, CFer Curtis Granderson now leading the league in runs scored, RBIs and HRs?

  • Charles

    Anyone notice that all the Yankee wives are smoking hot? Anyone ever seen an ugly baseball wife?

    • jon

      why do you think cliff lees wife didnt want him becoming a yankee?

      • Tex sucks

        dammit you beat me!

    • Tex sucks

      That explains why we didn’t get Cliff Lee!

  • CMP

    Grandy didn’t look too good rounding 3rd base there. I think he needs to consult with Bobby Valentine.

  • Charles

    Did McCarver just suggest that Nunez is a better defender than A-Rod? Lol?

    • Greg

      If Arod’s leg is still gimpy, it might be better to play him at DH to avoid further injury.

      • Charles

        1 legged A-Rod>Nunez defensively

        • Greg

          Nunez has been much better of late.

          • Jetrer

            yes, he has improved from horrible to mediocre

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Weak Hughes getting taken out…

    • Greg

      He was at 96 pitches and he seemed to begin to tire a bit.

      • mike c

        that and CC’s weak performance last night seems like it warrants the 6 man rotation to go at least another round

        • Jetrer

          I think CC might say his command might have been off last night because of the extra rest

          • Greg

            extra rest? He pitched on Saturday and on Friday. That’s a five day difference?

            • Jetrer

              one extra day
              I know its not a lot. I’m just saying I don’t think his problems lately are an indication that he needs or would benefit performance-wise from more rest

  • Cy Pettitte

    Cory now? just put in Noesi

  • Jetrer

    Hughes 2 runs or less in 5 of 6 starts since coming off DL
    Clearly more useful as The Sixth Inning Guy
    AJ meanwhile hasn’t help an opponent to 2 runs or less since June 29

  • Winston Smith

    You pitched great kid, now get down to that bullpen to waste away. Please dust off Noesi while you’re at it, we may need him next week.

  • Brandon

    In Hughes’ last inning, he had the same velocity he did all game. He was sitting 91-93. His first pitch in the 6th was 89. That was his lowest. But after that, he was 91-92.

  • jon

    looks like novas headed for AAA

    • Brandon

      You havent been paying attention recently. Girardi said Nova pitched his way off the bubble. Hughes has also, and it would have looked even harder to take him out if not for that rain in Chicago. AJ Burnett has in everyones mind pitched his way on to the bubble and out of the rotation, but the only mind that matters gave him praise yesterday.

      • jon

        AJ isnt going anywhere cashman made that clear

        its nova or hughes

        and based on their last games its going to be nova going to AAA

        • Brandon

          Girardi said Nova is not going anywhere. And Nova was pretty good his last outing besides the last inning.

        • Jorge

          If he was, he’d be back up in three weeks. Not a huge deal. I think they won’t screw around this time. I actually think AJ is sent to work his issues out in the bullpen.

  • jon

    lol david price argyle onesie like a bause

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    I like how FOX has apparently assembled a team of hundreds of researchers to unearth every possible biographical factoid about all 33 members of the Rays active roster and coaching staff.

    Have they said anything non-game-related at all about the Yankees today? Anything?

    • Greg

      Uhh. David Robertson’s wife?

    • jon

      nope they totally havnt

      especially nothing about drobs charity where they had his wife in th ebooth

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Full disclosure: I wasn’t listening to what she was saying. Sue me.

        • Greg

          True. But it still counts.

          • Greg

            Sorry for seeming a bit smarmy.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    You know what else, Tim? Not only is Zambrano a world-class jerk and a selfish asshole who quits on his team and throws temper tantrums and is a general shit, I hear he has conversations with the opposing first baseman when he gets on base.

    Conversations of substance.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Hector Noesi is rotting

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

    This really is unbelievable. Why couldn’t Noesi soak up these last three innings?

    • Andrew518

      Not in the circle of trust.

    • mike c

      does it really matter? he’ll probably pitch the 9th

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        Ayala in the 9th mark my words…

        • Greg

          Sorry

          • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

            Well I had no reason to believe otherwise…

  • Greg

    Didn’t Noesi warm up yesterday? That counts according to some people on this board.

  • Greg

    Tim, wouldn’t you rather be ahead of Babe Ruth? That might carry more weight?

  • mike c

    kenny albert has been a pleasant change from buck

    • Monteroisdinero

      Voice inflection-an amazing attribute for a play by play announcer.

    • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

      I thought he’d be tolerable. Most certainly a much better option than hoarse-voiced Buck, and with the familiarity from the NFL on FOX, Rangers hockey on 1050 ESPN, and as backup to Mike Breen for the Knicks on MSG.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    I’m really praying that either Hughes is in the rotation or starting in AAA. I’m sick of him in the bullpen. just fucking stupid. 3 straight quality starts and he’ll probably get demoted. Fuck you A.J Burnett, fuck you.

  • blazing fastball

    flash in the pan

  • Greg

    He’s in

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Oh so Noesi is alive after all….

  • Bronx Byte

    Nice if Burnett could have a Zambrano outburst, punch a wall and SEE YA !