Aug
20

Game 124: Saturday Night

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Pitch well A.J., not in the mood for your crap. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Man, I despise weekend night games. They just feel so unnatural, almost like it’s a weekday, and that sucks. Anyway, here’s the lineup…

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

A.J. Burnett, SP

First pitch is scheduled for 7:10pm ET and can be seen on YES locally or MLB Network nationally.

Alex Rodriguez Update: A-Rod ran the bases, did the whole workout routine today, but he obviously has not been activated. Joe Girardi said it’s “very possible” that Alex will play tomorrow, but he wants to see how he feels when he shows up to the park first. The Yankees are off on Monday, I’m guessing they’ll wait until Tuesday to activate him.

Categories : Game Threads
  • Tom Zig

    Win today and Yanks go 30 games over .500

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    AJ will give up a homer to Mauer tonight

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      I was thinking the exact same thing. Wouldn’t be shocked at all.

      • Dale Mohorcic

        At least 2. I played morneau in my fantasy league (who has been useless all year) because Burnett is pitching.

  • John Pelafigue

    Sat games blackout MLB. TV, reminder.

    • StanfordBen

      Isn’t that only the afternoon games? I guess I’ll find out soon, but it’ll be annoying to not be able to watch on top of the annoyance of a night weekend game.

      • StanfordBen

        “Due to Major League Baseball exclusivities, live games occurring each Saturday with a scheduled start time after 1:10 PM ET or before 8:00 PM ET”

        Damn.

        • bobtaco

          Proxy servers FTW

        • Sarah

          Not having this problem. Watching on MLB.tv as I write this.

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist_7 Carlosologist

    Gauging some opinions here: Would you all want Rich Harden? I think he’s healthy. If he wasn’t he would not be pitching this month. He’d be a good add, I think.

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

    Holy Angel Pagan.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      What happened?

      • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

        Hit a homer off K-Rod

      • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist_7 Carlosologist

        Pagan homered into the second deck off K-Rod. Go ahead shot, pretty crazy stuff.

  • Greg

    Brewers just blew a 7-1 lead in two innings to the Mets. 8 runs in 2 innings

    • Greg

      Angel Pagan blasted a 2 run homer off K-Rod to take the lead.

      • Ethan

        And mets are about to blow it

        • StanfordBen

          Who the f*@& are the Mets?

          Signed,
          TJSC

  • JobaWockeeZ

    So Chuck Knoblauch follows me on Twitter. Fucking awesome. Never again will I comment on his…unique stance.

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

    Izzy’s about to blow it! Should of kept K-Rod!

    • http://Facebook.com/andrewjcalagna Drew

      Only the Mets could have an epic comeback followed by an epic collapse in 20 minutes.

    • Michael Mirabella

      Yeah he did for me too, then stopped. Hmmm…

  • Greg

    And now Isringhausen as given 2 walks and a single to load the bases with nobody out

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Off topic and random, but is there any particular reason that central time teams play 6:00 games on saturdays?

    • Phife Dawg

      I think it’s because of the Fox TV rights. Not really sure on that thought.

    • Ethan

      Probably just for the single reason that the game gets blocked out on mlb.tv

  • Phife Dawg

    Code red meltdown at Citi Field.

  • Cy Pettitte

    lol Mets fans sure have it hard.

  • bonestock94

    lol, Braun or Fielder will win it

  • teddy

    come on jeter take a strike

  • Greg

    Izzy: Three walks and a single score a run. They bring in Acosta.

  • Ethan

    I would hate to be a mets fan right now. It’s good to have a quality closer :)

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

      I would hate to be a mets fan right now. It’s good to have a quality closer :)

      Fixed.

  • Karl Krawfid

    I guess Flaherty didn’t watch the postseason last year.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Who gives a shit about the Mets?

    • bonestock94

      A good game is a good game

    • Ethan

      Fielder is kind of unfortunate this year because he is a free agent the same year as pujols probably meaning he will get less money this year than he normally would. Or does everyone think pujols will just automatically sign again with the cardinals?

      • Ethan

        oops didn’t mean to post here.

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

        Probably the latter. Fielder will likely be the big fish on this market.

        • Ethan

          Wonder what pujols will sign for. Think he’ll reach Arod money?

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

            I doubt anyone gets ARod money anymore. Too much risk.

            I could see him getting 25M per for 7-8 years, though, but not 30M per for 10.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Here comes a Fielder slam

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      mets still blow it. haha.

  • bonestock94

    Tie game LOL

  • Will

    Yanks helping Liriano out by not waiting him out. Has had horrible command this year. Jeet out on a 2-0 pitch, Grandy on a 2-1, Tex on 3-1 SMH. I wouldn’t be saying this at all if it wasn’t an AJ day but it is and you need to score enough runs to cover an inning implosion.

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

    Man, that is a brutal way to lose a game.

  • V

    I have Parnell and Izzy on my fantasy team. Fuck.

  • Greg

    Tell you, Plouffe has power.

  • Cy Pettitte

    we are getting Plouffe’d hard

  • Karl Krawfid

    AJ is dumb.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    In other news, Yankees starter A.J Burnett gave up a double to PLOUFFE!! looks like A.J wants to get into trouble in the first instead of the 4th, 5th, or 6th inning.

  • StanfordBen

    Oh wait, it isn’t blacked out on MLB.tv. I guess that notice I posted above was wrong; it’s if it starts before 7:05 ET.

    Sweet, I was going to have to listen to the Twins radio otherwise to avoid Sterling.

  • Will

    Wow AJ. You had a couple of pitches to waste on an 0-2 count and you go with a meatball down the middle.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Over/Under: A.J gives up 1.5 homers in his start.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      I’m saying over.

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

    That sun is brutal.

  • teddy

    lol how he doesn’t score on that

  • Greg

    Luckily Plouffe didn’t score on that.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      He’ll still score.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        Yep.

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

    Not scoring from second on a hit like that is one of the reasons the Twins are 54-70.

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

    Those were a lovely pair of curves by Allan James.

  • Will

    Hector Noesi > Alan James Burnett

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

      Sky: blue. Water: wet.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Girardi needs to pull his players off the field. DID HE LEARN NOTHING FROM TORRRE? (plus it would end this AJ start.)

  • Carcillo

    The Mets are a spectacle to behold.

    The gift that keeps on giving.

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

      They’re baseball’s Clippers.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Twins are whiny bitches.

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

      Sincerely,

      Derek Jeter’s doorman

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Yay another A.J wild pitch!

  • Cy Pettitte

    get Noesi up pls.

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

      You have got to be shitting me.

      • Cy Pettitte

        semi-serious.

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

          You have got to be semi-shitting me.

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

    Let’s be honest, when a guy gets to third and AJ’s on the mound he might as well score.

  • Cuso

    I’m thinking of starting an “AJ sucks” chant.

    Who’s in?

  • RayFo

    So frustrating to think that AJ is not going to lose his starting job despite being the Yankees worst starter.

    • Greg

      He’s our 5th starter. Colon I think will go to the pen because he’s starting to run out of gas a little bit.

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

      My advice: stop thinking about it. Just let it be.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      woah! you’re the only one to have that thought!!

    • Countryclub

      It’s even more frustrating to know that he’ll still be in the rotation when next season rolls around.

  • Will

    AJ Burnett = 90% chance of loss

    • ItsATarp

      hence the fact we’re .500 in his starts?

  • Bronx Byte

    Burnett stinking it up early is absolutely no surprise.

  • Cuso

    I told my cousin last night, and I have absolutely no sane explanation for my next sentence.

    When I hear “Plouffe,” I think ‘tampon.’

  • teddy

    i can’t believe cashman can defend aj , should gave up 1 run

  • Karl Krawfid

    Gonna turn this game off.

    Don’t want this to mess my Saturday up.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      You can watch Tim Wakefield fail to get his 200th win for the fifth consecutive time instead.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    AJ is so so so soo fucking bad. I hate him

  • ItsATarp

    Unlike last start this might be a legit shitty AJ start.

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

      After having watched a shitload of AJ starts by now, you should know that he’s just as prone to follow up a bad inning with another bad one as he is to follow a bad inning with 4-6 good ones.

      AJ is unpredictable, both good and bad. Moreso than any other member of the staff, he could be pulled two innings from now or he could be still on the hill in the 8th with just those two runs.

      No way of knowing.

      • ItsATarp

        true..but last game people were crying about him giving up BS groundball singles, this start he’s actually been hit hard.. but we’ll see.

      • Jetrer

        now we know

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

          Still not quite.

          • Jetrer

            definitely not gonna be on the mound in the eighth with just the 2 runs

          • Jetrer

            how about now?

  • Will

    Release AJ please. The bum brings nothing to the table anymore. He can’t be trusted with a 10 run lead and can’t even have a clean first inning.

    • Greg

      You want to eat 85 million dollars?

      • Jetrer

        its only about $35M left

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

          It won’t happen this winter, but I wouldn’t be shocked to see AJ unceremoniously dumped next winter if he continues to be this bad and if enough internal options mature to ML readiness (Banuelos, Betances, Warren, etc.) to make him even more superfluous.

          1yr/16.5M would still be a shitload to eat, but if he’s truly not remotely one of the five best starters, it is what it is. Teams don’t normally cut players with that much money left out of fear that you’ll be paying a player oodles of money to play for someone else and beat you… but I’m not really that worried about A.J. signing elsewhere and coming back to haunt us.

          I don’t think Burnett is capable of coming back to haunt anyone anymore (other than the fans of the team he’s pitching for).

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        You’re right, we should make him a ball boy.

      • Will

        No just what’s left. Better than putting him out there and letting him serve up grapefruits. The guy is trash. A two pitch pitcher whose quality of said two pitches are quickly deteriorating.

      • Crime Dog

        I’m not really that hungry

      • toad

        You’re going to eat it either way.

  • bonestock94

    Ah, good ole Joba days

  • Len S.

    I wish him such ill, the rascal.

  • ItsATarp

    I LIKE TO OVERREACT WHEN AJ STARTS…DERP…calm down guys lets start bitching when aj gives up 2 more runs. Right now it’s only a 2 run game.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      Well there’s one of the two runs.

      • ItsATarp

        yes i’m counting them down too

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Yup, still sucks.

  • Your mom

    Nice change-up.

  • teddy

    thats a good 3 and 2 breaking pitch

  • Greg

    To be fair, this was the one game that was in question in the series.

  • ItsATarp

    1 more run and imma start join the bitching yay

  • Greg

    Told you this game was in question

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

      You tell everyone every game is in question. You’re an unreliable narrator.

      • Jetrer

        no, he usually tells us the game is over by about the fourth inning

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    come on, let’s get swish on the mound.

  • Reggie C.

    Too much peroxide in AJ’s head.

  • Brent

    Words cannot express my level of frustration.

    • Greg

      Why are you frustrated? You had to expect this?

  • bonestock94

    Fucking jackass

  • A.J.

    YOU CAN’T PUT ME IN THE BULLPEN LOLZ

  • Bronx Byte

    Take Burnett out ……. NOW !
    He’s done enough damage.

  • Will

    God I hate Danny Valencia. Smug little bastard thinks he’s hot shit.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Phantom DL AJ please. He’s had the case of the suck for years.

  • Your mom

    Nice to see August-AJ back.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Boy, I sure love this objective pipe.

    /BrianCashman’d

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

      Maybe “objective” is GM speak for “hashish”.

  • Cy Pettitte

    I’m smoking the objective pipe but it’s not making things any better.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      Pretty soon I’ll be smoking a pipe, period if A.J keeps pitching like this.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Fuck AJ Burnett. Can’t wait till this sack of shit’s contract is up

  • Cy Pettitte

    where are all these 2-hit shutouts everyone keeps talking about?

    • Will

      They are in a 2008 time capsule.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    someone needs to tell Kay the last time AJ pitched a 2 hit shutout.

  • teddy

    aj fastball is awful, somebody needs to tell kay that

  • Cy Pettitte

    i done told you don’t fuck with Russell

  • Captain Beatty

    Freddy comes back and it’s finally goodbye for this clown. Left off the postseason roster or left for dead, who cares. Good riddance.

    • Greg

      No. I think Colon will go to the bullpen. He seems to be tiring out.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      I think Cash will put him in based on his comments.

  • first time lawng time

    Ooooooooh my God. Everyone chill. It just a game. And it’s only- ONLY- the second inning.

    Just shut up an let the game play itself out and see what happens. If they lose, they lose. Big whoop.

    I’m concerned for your blood pressures.

    • bonestock94

      Wow, haven’t heard big whoop since the 90’s

    • Guns of the Navarone

      Only this has been going on with AJ for two years now. It’s beyond ok to feel this way about him.

      • Greg

        That’s why we shouldnt be frustrated. We knew this was coming.

        • Jetrer

          we can be frustrated that he is still allowed to start for the New York Yankees

    • Captain Beatty

      This clown has pitched to a 5 ERA the past 2 years. When will people realize it’s not just one start? It’s 2 years of this same old shit. Dump his ass already.

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

      That.

      Look, we all (except for you) would love to see AJ demoted from the rotation, but it’s just not going to happen. We’re stuck with him, like the Knicks were stuck with Eddy Curry. Learn to accept it.

      As for tonight:

      1.) It’s only the 2nd. We have plenty of time to score more runs with our awesome offense to still win this game.
      2.) If any team in baseball is capable of losing a game to A.J. Burnett… it’s the Twins.
      3.) We’re 29 games above .500 with a 99% playoff odds. If we lose this game, big fucking deal.

      • A-Rod’s Wingman

        This is a stupid comparison for a number of reasons, the Yankees’ goal is to win a World Series every year. The Knicks haven’t had championship aspirations this millennium. The Yankees are one of the wealthiest teams on the planet and can spend to their heart’s content. The Knicks are hindered by a salary cap. Finally AJ probably isn’t doomed to be this horrible forever. Something is clearly wrong with him and there’s probably a chance that he could be rebuilt into a capable starter with some time off and some time in the minors. They’re into this guy for two more years and they don’t want to go into next year and 2013 with this version of AJ Burnett. They may as well see if some time off and some work in the minors could do him some good.

  • bonestock94

    Sick play, didn’t think he was out till the replay

  • Len S.

    He needs to take flight lessons.

    • The Big City of Dreams

      smh

  • ItsATarp

    AJ must have the most hittable 95 MPH fastball

    • Your mom

      They’re sitting on it. What else might he throw? Only 2 pitches to choose from.

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

    Four extra base hits allowed to the first eight batters.

    • Will

      To a line-up that consists mostly of minor leaguers.

  • Your mom

    wow, 4 extra base hits already.

  • Brandon

    I think its getting to be time for Hector Noesi to make his last big league appearance before he comes back as a September call up.

  • Steve O

    I would just like to say this about Burnett. When it comes to ulcers he it what is called a carrier.

  • Captain Beatty

    Why even try to steal? Just wait for a meatball or a base on balls. It’s bound to come with Burnett on the hill.

  • Dino Velvet

    Suck on this pipe, Cashman.

  • Monteroisdinero

    AJ getting knocked around by the Rochester/Minny Twins.

    5th starter next year for obviou$ reason$, then gone next winter as per TSJC’s comment.

    /cuts our losses

  • Cy Pettitte

    AJ will be lucky to go 3 tonight, 45 pitches already.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      the sooner he’s gone the better.

  • Monteroisdinero

    There should be a stat for “wild pitches saved” Love to see that added to AJ’s #’s.

  • Len S.

    I wanna kick him so hard in the nuts that my foot breaks.

    • Your mom

      I don’t think he has nuts cause he’s pitching like a pussy.

  • pastadivingarod

    AJ’s next contract kansas city royals 2 yrs 6 million with opt out after one.

  • ItsATarp

    Now i’m going to join in on the AJ bashing…Friggin learn to throw a strike thats not down the middle…

  • teddy

    i rather start betances

    • JobaWockeeZ

      I’d rather start Brackman.

      • pastadivingarod

        Id rather start Igawa

        • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

          I’d rather start Proctor.

        • MannyB ace2be

          I’d rather start

          • The Big City of Dreams

            damn beat me to it

  • Greg

    If only Revere had aimed that ball properly…

  • Monteroisdinero

    I think most Yankee fans take AJ’s crappy pitches in the dirt “personally”.

    Let’s go to long relief and begin crawling back on Liriano.

  • Your mom

    Anyone warming up yet?

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    AJ for Harden get it done Cash.

  • Cuso

    I blame the bleach blonde ‘do.’

  • teddy

    he was out, oh well

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    out. Replay, plz.

  • ItsATarp

    Human element

  • Grit for Brains

    This is really painful

  • ItsATarp

    Aj is just trying to make it easy for Girardi

  • Cy Pettitte

    ok that’s enough AJ for tonight. (1000% serious)

  • bonestock94

    allllllllllllll aboooaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaard, hahaahahahahahahahahahaha

  • Captain Beatty

    How long can a pitcher keep his spot in the rotation based on one performance 2 years ago? I mean this is ridiculous. You can’t continue to trot people out there that suck. They told Jorge, now tell this idiot he can sit down in the pen to collect his paycheck.

  • RayFo

    Is anyone warming up in the bullpen or is Girardi going to save the bullpen and punt this game?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      He can punt this game for all I care but AJ needs to be taken out from the rotation.

  • pastadivingarod

    This guy should give back the remaining money on his contract.

  • bonestock94

    Is there a long man?

  • Ryan

    TO THE PEN!

  • first time lawng time

    People were complaining about AJ giving up a double to Plouffe…Hughes gave up a HR to him yesterday.

    I’m not defending AJ’s performance, but the least you guys could do is have a bit of consistency when critiquing.

    • RayFo

      Right because after the homer to Plouffe Hughes then gave up 3 runs. Oh right he didn’t do that. You’re a clown.

    • Captain Beatty

      LOL, that’s all Hughes gave up. Burnett is just atrocious. Ugh.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      At least Hughes still pitched a gem and is still a leading candidate to getting his rotation spot removed. AJ is sucking and has job security like a boss even though he’s not pitching like one. That’s the root of the bitching at AJ.

    • Jetrer

      I believe Hughes was criticized at the time

    • Will

      Phil Hughes allowed only 2 hits through 7.2. AJ has allowed god knows how many just through 2 innings.

    • Cy Pettitte

      Hughes looked good last night, are you seriously comparing the two?

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

      Burnett gave up the same number of XBH to the first eight batters he faced tonight as Hughes has given up in his last three starts combined.

      • Jetrer

        but can he throw a two-hit shutout?

      • first time lawng time

        That has nothing o do with my point.

        AJ give up a double, then people proceed o complain. The meltdown hadn’t happened at that point.

  • Will

    AJ is like cheese, it gets stinkier as time goes by.

  • Cuso

    It’s pretty incredible that through almost 3 full years, AJ hasn’t hit the DL.

    At least he keeps taking the ball…

    • Ryan

      I think by at least, you mean unfortunately.

      • Cuso

        yeah, i guess

  • Brandon

    I pray Hector Noesi is getting warm right now.

  • Mykey

    AJ Burnett is doing his best work to wind up in my short list of all time HATED Yankee pitchers along with Pavano and Brown. He’s not there yet, don’t get me wrong. It takes a lot to make that list, but he’s not helping his case.

    • Will

      He’s right there with Javy Vazquez and Pavano.

      • Mykey

        I can understand that. I just hate Pavano so much, it might take a little more for me to put AJ on that list with him. He’s on his way though.

        • Will

          The only reason he’s not on the Pavano level yet is because he had that one good pitching performance in Game 2 of the WS. But he’s getting there.

  • pastadivingarod

    Plouffe LOL sounds like a beer fart.

  • Dino Velvet

    Is anyone warming up?

  • Captain Beatty

    Thank God. Get him out of there and send his ass out of the rotation!

  • SMK

    Saturday night’s alright for fighting (as long as that fighting involves everyone beating the shit out of AJ Burnett.)

  • Dino Velvet

    Oh, THANK GOD!

  • Cy Pettitte

    lip readers, what did AJ just say?

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      “Joe, you need to smoke the objective pipe”

  • pastadivingarod

    Burnett thats bullshit!
    Girardi get your ass in the dugout!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    AJ doesn’t even know how bad he is. I never back Girardi but come on, this is the right move.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Gonna tell Joe G that’s fucking bullshit?

    Fuck you AJ.

  • StanfordBen

    Wow, did AJ just say “That’s bullshit” to Girardi? Couldn’t tell exactly what he said, but that’s what it looked it.

    • Jetrer

      thats what I thought

  • Brandon

    Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Peace out, AJ. And he said something to Girardi.

    DFA this clown. Cut your losses and just get rid of his ass.

  • Captain Beatty

    That’s the last round of applause AJ Burnett will receive this season because he ain’t starting no more!

  • Dennis

    I think kay gets an orgasm every time he says “the old jeff nelson”

  • bobtaco

    Too bad Joe can’t actually bring out a giant hook like if he was at The Apollo.

    AJ should be embarrassed as much as possible.

  • Jetrer

    how the fuck can he complain about being taken out? He needs to join Cashman in an objectivity pipe circle.

  • Ryan

    Can we Igawa AJ?

  • Mike HC

    I bet its the left eye that ends up black this time …

    Any takers?

  • bonestock94

    Hopefully he punches a door and breaks his hand.

    • Mykey

      Haha, nice reference. What a dark time in Yankee fandom.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Hopefully AJ punches a wall out of frustration, breaks his hand and then the yankees can void the rest of his contract.

    • Monteroisdinero

      This. Ah he just needs a 3rd pitch!!!!!

  • mt

    Did AJ say “that’s fucking bullshit?”?

  • mike c

    no AJ, your pitching is bullshit

  • Monteroisdinero

    Wow. AJ telling Joe “That’s fuckin bullshit”

    Girardi: “I want guys to be pissed when they suck”

  • Erica

    Did AJ just mouth to Girardi, “That’s fucking bullshit” or am I seeing things?!?

    • Monteroisdinero

      Yes.

    • mike c

      pretty much

  • Captain Beatty

    If Ayala gets out of this AJ will have only given up 4 runs. That’s good enough in this league and worthy of a rotation spot.

    /Cashman’d

    • Eric Duncan

      Cut it out bro.

      Regarding Brian Cashman , of course you’d like to get 6 innings or at the very LEAST 5 innings (which I think is a joke) and 4er’s.

  • Cuso

    Suzyn Waldman just said that Twins fans are giving AJ a standing ovation.

    Ouch.

  • Carcillo

    Out before the end of the 2nd inning.

    Well done, AJ.

  • ItsATarp

    AJ is going to get another black eye

  • JobaWockeeZ

    I haven’t been following the team for a week. Did someone murder Noesi?

    • Jetrer

      I’m guessing they’ll let Noesi come in to start an inning, rather than bring him into a jam

    • Skip

      Say hello to innings 4-7.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/.....9458463138

    Not trying to spam, just for entertainment purposes.

  • crapmaster general

    that’s exactly what it looked like to me. I agree that it is indeed bullshit, but not for the same reasons…

  • Eric Duncan

    And that’s it…

    He doesn’t have it today plus it looks like had some words for Girardi saying he doesn’t agree with this move

    What can he disagree about or say ?????

    I can only dream of a Gil Meche situation where he just walks away after this season

  • Rockstar4Life

    Come on AJ lose your cool and punch something, thus breaking your hand and going to the DL. He’s a disgrace.

  • dkidd

    if you think aj’s contract is bad, reflect on this:

    carl crawford has a lower ops than yunieski betancourt

    • Reggie C.

      All i know is that Crawford had five hits in his last game against the Yanks. Yankee. Killer.

      /cantbeatRSsyndrome

    • Monteroisdinero

      And Jason NOT Werth it.

  • Reggie C.

    I hope Joe G. knocks some location back into AJ.

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

    I would kill to get a camera in that clubhouse.

  • Cy Pettitte

    hopefully AJ punches something and goes on the DL

  • pastadivingarod

    I hope Joey punches him in the eye.

  • Your mom

    Oh oh. Phantom black eye again?

  • Bronx Byte

    Burnett glared at Girardi after leaving the mound. The best hope is that he punches a wall in the clubhouse and fractures his pitching hand. DL the rest of the year.

  • Joba4Prez

    “That’s Fucking Bullshit”

  • Frank

    Seriously, the Yanks need to cut bait with this guy. They’ve eaten contracts in the past- they can do it here. He’s just a fucking loser.

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

      They’ve eaten contracts in the past

      No, they really haven’t.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        Igawa? kinda…

      • steve

        I don’t really remember them ever eating contracts in the past either. Javier Vazquez Part I kinda, but not even so.

  • A.J.

    GIRARDI Y U TAKE ME OUT IN THE 2ND INNING? I CAN THROW A CG SHUTOUT U KNO.

    • Avi

      I’d like to see Girardi just punt a game once and leave Burnett in for the full 9 innings. Save the bullpen. Maybe AJ will shut up then.

      • Kiko Jones

        +1

  • Your mom

    Can’t believe he threw more strikes than balls. . . . . .

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      He doesn’t have enough balls to throw

    • tom

      That of course can happen when most of your strikes are tagged by batters

  • Captain Beatty

    Girardi better be telling Burnett that you do not disrespect your manager. You will go to the bullpen and will not start another game for the Yankees this season, period.

  • Ivan

    I cant wait to hear Cashman reaction. What next he is going to say, “well every pitcher has a off game, but he can shut em down with the best of them and you guys need to lay off the guy” pssssh.

  • Kostas

    This guy is a head case like McDonald and can’t handle NY….. Yanks need to cut bait…

    Interesting point though, Cashman defended AJ, Yikes!

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Him being one of the worst starters in the MLB is not because of the pressure in NY. Fact.

      • Kostas

        I didn’t say he was the worst in MLB because of NY… said he was a headcase and can’t handle NY…Him being one of the worst starters in MLB and being signed by Cashman is only magnified because he is in NY. Either way, he can’t handle NY and it affects his diminished pitching skills.

        • Brian S.

          Are you his doctor?

  • Erica

    Oh for the love of GOD!

  • Cy Pettitte

    NOESI PLEASE.

  • Your mom

    Yay Ayala! Great job!

  • The Constant Gardner

    Can we call up Manny? Or Dellin? Or Kei?

    • Cy Pettitte

      Brackman!

  • Greg

    Remember that doesnt go against Ayala’s ERA.

  • fresco

    That comment that came out of AJs mouth is the exact reason why his overrated overpaid mental case self needs to be yanked from this rotation its his job to perform well and hes just flat out not. You then decide that the manager doing his job is bullshit because he doesnt want to leave you out there to give up another 4 runs and really put the game out of distance. What a joke that guy is. When Freddy is healthy Yank AJ out the rotation and give him mop up duty maybe that’ll wake him up if not who cares hell atleast be as bad as he was before he got the BP treatment.

  • MattG

    Damn, it’s going to be fun to see how the Twins manage to lose this one.

  • Erica

    WOWWWWWWWWW

  • Captain Beatty

    There is no defense now to keep this guy in the rotation, especially if Nova puts up another good performance tomorrow. He’s the worst pitcher in the staff for the 2nd year in a row. He’s pitched to a 5 ERA for the 2nd year in a row. The only reason he’s still here is because of the idiotic contract Cashman gave him. Ballgame over now, thank you AJ.

    • Captain Beatty

      And he disrespected his manager. Just GTFO.

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist_7 Carlosologist

    My God, the shit has hit the fan.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Well-3/4 with AJ crappin was what most of the smart money was predicting a few days ago.

    Run Royals Run on Waketalamacchia.

  • Greg

    And those dont go against Ayala’s ERA

  • pastadivingarod

    Aj took off again
    LOL

  • Karl Krawfid

    GJ Ayala

    fuck AJ.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Ayala keeps his shiny ERA

  • Cy Pettitte

    lol put some more runs on AJ

  • Reggie C.

    This is conduct unbecoming …

  • Carl LaFong

    Wow, AJ w/a gem of a gutty, gritty performance.

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

    Girardi told Ayala to fuck it up to spite AJ.

  • tom

    so, whether this remained a winnable game more or less depended on Ayala preventing those runners from scoring.

    Good night.

  • Mykey

    Michael Kay: “This is Ayala’s jam to get out of.”

    Wait what?

  • Kostas

    That’ll about do it… If Liriano continues to throw like he has so far.

    It is not the end of the world but it is sad that an organization like the Yankees cannot learn from its past mistakes. Heading into the playoffs, AJ is not worthy of a roster spot but will get one because of his salary. This is one of the downfalls of the Yankees as an organization, they live for the now and end up with AJ’s, kevin Brown, Pavano, Farnsworth, Randy Johnson, etc…

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

      And hey, they still keep winning… it’s almost like their main strength as an organization is to absorb mistakes…

    • Jetrer

      and CC, and Tex, and Granderson, and ARod, etc.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    I can’t stand watching this horseshit. Girardi should be taking notes…no Burnett or Ayala on the Post-season roster

    • Mykey

      Eh, give Ayala a break.

  • Cuso

    With AJ, you always knew it had to get worse before it got better.

    There needs to be some controversial blow-up.

    I’m in the minority, I’m sure. But AJ needs to blow up and lose a couple of screws. Let that shit out, dude.

    Just don’t don’t pull a K-Brown.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Yeah I don’t get why people here think Ayala is good.

    • Greg

      His ERA is very good.

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

        It’s also a bit inflated, to say the least.

      • Jetrer

        he’s great in low leverage work
        anything else….

  • first time lawng time

    You know what I recommend? Watching games in a mellow state of mind. Instead of flipping an being like “3 more years of this schmuck!” “this guy fucking sucks!” and just complaining, why not just let it go?

    I mean you’re all skepticizing whether or not he’ll be out of the rotation and how to get rid of him..,
    WHO FUCKING CARES?! Nothing you guys do or say will have any impact whatsoever on the franchise. So instead of dwelling on it and driving yourself insane, just mellow out and watch the game. Every single one of you is a nobody that has no influence on the team’s decisions so just GET OVER IT.

    There’s no point in getting pissed off about a game.

    I just watch them and let whatever happen, happen. What is the point in getting worked up over a Yankee game when they have clinched a playoff spot?

    Oh boo hoo the Yankees will be down HALF a game tomorrow.

    CRY ME A FUCKING RIVER! GET THE FUCK OVER IT!

    Sorry. I don’t mean to be rude. I’m just in one of those moods where I gotta tell it like it is.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      MI see the mellow state of mind doesn’t apply towards the comments.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        RAB needs to be shut down for AJ’s next start.

    • Regis

      AJ sucks.

    • RayFo

      Like I said earlier, clown. You’ve got the whole outfit, the shoes, the nose, the big red curly wig, all of it. Instead of a flower that spits water it spits stupidity.

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

        That might’ve been a bit unnecessary.

        • Handtius

          Might me?

      • Handtius

        He is not a clown. He makes some good points. People need to try that zen baseball again. You’ll live longer. Avoid heart complications.

    • Chicken Stanley

      Put down the bong, dude.

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist_7 Carlosologist

      I don’t see how you can defend Burnett at this point. Disrespected Joe on his way out. I’ve done my best to avoid the AJ shitstorm, but this is the breaking point. He needs to go to the bullpen at the very least. Not a starter anymore.

      • first time lawng time

        I’m not defending anyone. I’m merely saying that, based on my observations of comments the past few weeks, you all take the Yankees way, way too seriously. My comment was more about how you guys need to chill than defending AJ at all.

    • Mykey

      Dude, you’re so awesome and zen.

    • bonestock94

      Cool story bro

    • Dave

      During mediocre AJ starts, you defend him. During awful starts, you don’t admit that he sucks, but everyone just needs to calm down. If his name was AJ Burnett would he still be in the rotation?

      • first time lawng time

        My comment wasn’t bout AJ; it was about how you all flip out way too much.

        Did AJ pitch poorly tonight? Yes. He sucked. Do I give a shit? No.

        That’s th point I’m trying to make.

  • Your mom

    Thank God I’m going to work, where I don’t have to subject myself to watching this mediocrity.

  • pastadivingarod

    they should send kim jones into the locker room now to interview him.
    or suyan waldman.

    • Pat D

      Kim’s not there.

  • RRRRandy

    I just don’t understand how AJ is unable to make adjustments during a start and during his 5 days of rest.

    It’s ridiculous. He doesn’t learn.

  • RRRRandy

    I just don’t understand how AJ is unable to make adjustments during a start and/or during his 5 days of rest.

    It’s ridiculous. He doesn’t learn.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      There are seldom things he can do. His control is FUBAR. That’s apparently fucked for life. His third pitch is also unusable. There are very few things one can do with 2 pitches and when most of the time you can’t use either of them.

      • JohnnyC

        Add to that his stuff is diminishing markedly. He touched 97 when he pitched in 2009. He maxes out at 94 now. I think it’s as simple as that: his stuff has diminished to where he’s a back of the rotation starter.

  • RayFo

    Yep Joe clearly decided to punt this game. Thanks Joe.

  • tom

    Ayala’s ERA for that inning: a pristine 0.00

  • Pat D

    I was going to be a smart ass and ask what I’d missed, but it’s beyond funny now.

    All I’ll say is this: I would have brought in Robertson instead of Ayala, and AJ has to have at least one more start because of the upcoming DH, right? After that banish his ass to the bullpen, there’s simply nothing more that can be done.

    • Greg

      Dont waste Robertson in a game like this.

      • Pat D

        I’d roll the dice that he could put out the fire and keep it at 4-0. Not like it’s terrible overuse, they’re off on Monday.

    • CP

      He should start for the rest of the season to take some of the load off of the pitchers that will pitch in the postseason.

  • Kostas

    So will Webster’s Dictionary now add another definition to ass whipping…. means getting an AJ.

  • James

    Look on the bright side guys… at least AJ’s contract isn’t Barry Zito’s :p. Although to be honest, contracts aside, I’d almost rather have Zito at this point.

    Look on the bright side… at least AJ isn’t Carlos Zambrano.

    • fresco

      yeah your right.. hes worse.. Atleast zambrano can hit..

      • Pat D

        Well at least AJ hasn’t pulled all the very public shit that Zambrano has.

  • Captain Beatty

    We’ll know when Freddy comes back what they’re going to do. It doesn’t make any sense to keep this guy around. If we could release him that would be ideal, but all we can do is put him in the bullpen and only use him in blowouts. Problem is, he’s the only one that creates the blowout.

  • SMK

    AJ Burnout

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Serious question: are they “out” of this game? I mean they ARE playing the Twins…

    • tom

      Never say never. But the three runs Ayala let in certainly raised the bar.

    • bonestock94

      If Liriano is on, probably. Maybe this Nunez double is a crack tho

    • Pat D

      Gamecast shows it as 97% Twins.

      So there’s a 3% chance.

      • Cy Pettitte

        up to 4% now :)

  • Cy Pettitte

    at least the post game should be good.

  • JP

    Don’t worry. We could be the Mets.

  • Captain Beatty

    Burnett’s ERA last season- 5.26
    Burnett’s ERA this season- 4.96

    Cashman certainly got bang for his buck on this one. Time to admit your mistake and banish this guy to the bullpen already.

    • Monteroisdinero

      ERA not important. Wild pitches and walks far more important.

      /he sucks in all

  • SamWalt

    Yikes. AJ’s WPA for this game: A fat -.292

  • Monteroisdinero

    We need a comeback game. Hang in there. As Mike always says: we will bring the tying run to the plate in this game.

  • pastadivingarod

    Igawa him!
    SWB the rest of the season. Or Japan?

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Gritner and Gritnez = win

  • Monteroisdinero

    Eddie Eddie Eddie!

    /Giacomin for u old timers.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    i so hope we score 7 runs in this inning so aj can say that he kept us in the game

    • Pat D

      I don’t think he’d try to pull that defense this time.

      • Bartolo’s Colon

        i was just being sarcastic, but it would be funny

  • bobtaco

    Here come the Yanks. This one will hurt the Twins bad when they lose it.

  • iloveyoubartolo

    We’ll see Adam Warren on Saturday, right?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      AJ is our number two starter.

      /Cashman’d
      /Not really but he might think that’d
      /Regardless his rotation spot won’t be in question’d

  • Karl Krawfid

    Grandy triple inc.

  • Ryan

    I hate how they keep referencing him getting a win last time out. He miraculously held the Royals to 3 runs on 10 HITS! Let’s stop talking about wins like they mean anything for a pitcher.

  • pastadivingarod

    At least the first hour of Francessa will be entertaining on Mon.

    • Pat D

      Eh, depends on tomorrow’s game.

      Also, the Giants play Monday night.

      • pastadivingarod

        BaaaNett is a Bummb! Yawankees dont need.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Jeets with a Showalterian ab.

  • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Steve S.

    I have a question for someone who’s a little nerdier than I am. What’s the Yanks win expectancy right now?

    I’m wondering if I should start posting comments about the veggie lasagna I have in the oven and the southwestern chicken wraps I plan to make tomorrow afternoon. Or if its too soon for that.

    • JohnnyC

      You sound eerily like Keith Law.

      • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Steve S.

        Yeah, although I’m sure he’s much snootier with the cuisine than I am.

        But I could talk baseball, bulldogs and food all day. You know what creeps me out a little bit? Jack Curry’s tweets about his favorite new wave songs from the 80’s.

        A little too personal, I almost feel like he’s hitting on me.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      wpa graph.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse
      • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Steve S.

        Wow, less than 10%! Chicken wraps on black bean tortillas for everyone!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Lol it’s not even close to Grandy’s award to lose.

  • JP

    The Big Pelf for AJ.

    This off-season.

    Not a salary dump.

    A fresh start dump.

    Everybody wins.

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

      Except the Mets and Yankees on the field.

  • pastadivingarod

    AJ to the royals for a bag of balls and some pine tar.

    • Jetrer

      your asking for way too much

      • Captain Beatty

        yeah, a bag of balls and some pine tar is actually useful.

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

    Changeup, strike three.

  • Greg

    That was our chance.

    • Monteroisdinero

      Not. That was one of several we will have this game.

  • V

    Why a pitcher would throw anything OTHER than a changeup in a 2-strike count against Teixeira, I’ll never know.

    • Kostas

      boy you hit that on the head….

  • first time lawng time

    For everyone that gets pissed over what th media says about the Yankees, just remember: they wouldn’t wore such thing I’d te Yankees were some historically shitty franchise that has losing seasons on a consistent basis.

  • Greg

    And I know that we will most likely go to the playoffs, but we want to be the best and prove those people who TJSC says to fuck wrong.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      the Sox have not won anything yet.

      • Greg

        Except IMO, the love and respect of everybody in the nation.

        • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

          They haven’t won anything meaningful

          • Greg

            Meaningful, probably not

            Powerful and annoying yes

        • first time lawng time

          Who cares what the nation thinks?

          The way I see it is, I have a team that has won 27 championships and wins consistently. I will take that than be the fan of a team who the only reason people are so sympathetic towards is that they historically sucked for 86 years.

          Embrace being the evil empire.

          • Pat D

            To be fair, they didn’t suck for all of those 86 years.

          • Greg

            I’ve said this before.

            Winning when your the evil empire is especially good.

            Losing when your the evil empirte sucks extra.

            I just think people need a bit of reminding of who the boss is and that’s why I’m concerned about Boston. They are starting to come out of their role.

            • Pat D

              Greg, you know what my ultimate nightmare is? A Red Sox-Phillies World Series. There’s a decent chance that happens this year.

              I’m not going to jump off a bridge if it happens, though. It’s something I can’t control, so I’ll have to live with it.

              Now if that happens and there is also an Eagles-Jets Super Bowl, I might consider it.

              • Greg

                I dont really care about the Phillies that much. Except when they play us.

                As for Eagles-Jets, as a Jet fan I would welcome it.

                • Pat D

                  I live in Phillies country and Philadelphia fans are especially terrible when their teams are doing well.

                  And I’m a Giants fan.

              • first time lawng time

                A Red Sox-Phillies World Series.

                Yoooooo THAT WOULD SUCK!

              • Kiko Jones

                My nightmare is a Phillies-Red Sox WS in which the Sux win it all. (I’m the rare NY baseball fan who actually likes the Phillies.) Twice in the last decade was bad enough, I don’t need to hear the ESPN knuckleheads and their slightly less ass-kissing MLBN counterparts going on and on about how the Sux are gods and they just knew they’d win it all. That’s a nightmare.

            • The Fallen Phoenix

              No. That’s insecure bullshit. We’re Yankees fans, and whether we’re winning OR losing, we don’t need to give a damn about ANYONE.

        • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

          Aaron Laffey = Nope.

          • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

            reply fail

  • Cy Pettitte

    if I had a dollar for every time Tex swung over a change for strike 3…

    • Handtius

      Career? Maybe a 500

  • Greg

    Oh great. That other team leads.

    Its only a half game but Mike said that this stretch of games was the one to work on our divisional lead.

    • first time lawng time

      Cry me a river, Greg. CRY ME A RIVER.

      Seriously, though, it doesn’t matter. They could be in first by Monday.

      ZOMG I HAVE TO GO 27 HOURS WITH THE YANKEES IN SECOND PLACE! OH NOOOOOOOOOOO!

      Honestly, Greg, go an entire week just watching Yankee games without checking up on how the Red Sox are doing, looking at the standings, or reading ESPN. It’s so relaxing and it’s like you’re cleansing your soul.

      • Greg

        Its very hard to avoid the Red Sox when they come in with updates all the time. I just hate ESPN’s love for them because I would think that they would hold themselves to some integrity.

        • first time lawng time

          Well, Greggy, I’m sorry, but there just no other way to put it:

          Get over it. Just let it go and move on with your life. Nothing good will come if you just let it annoy you. So just get over it.

  • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Steve S.

    Just in case this game isn’t doing it for you

    http://www.mamigoinc.com/thunder/

    Graham Stoneburner scheduled to pitch. 2nd game of DH, hasn’t started yet.

  • Cy Pettitte

    getting Kay and K Long mixed up is hilarious.

    • bonestock94

      lol yea

  • pastadivingarod

    Laffy another 39 how many yankees have worn that number.

    • Pat D
      • Andrew 518

        Whoa!
        I think you just blew my mind with that one.

        • Pat D

          Not sure if serious?

          • Andrew 518

            Well… my head did not literaly explode, but I’m impressed with the site, I’ve never seen it before.

            • Pat D

              OK. Just wanted to make sure it wasn’t sarcasm.

      • Owen Two

        That’s cool. Stick wore the most numbers of anyone (8).

    • Owen Two

      Gameday has Laffey in a Yankee cap already, but Corey Wade is still rocking the Tampa Bay cap?

  • tom

    So is there any possibility tonight is a lance-the-boil moment? — that it’s now so obvious AJ is an anchor weighing down the team, that it, combined with his borderline insubordination of Girardi, will lead to some diminution of his role on the team?

    Or do they go on as before, with just one more ugly loss on the record and nothing learned ?

    • bonestock94

      That is a disgusting analogy

      • tom

        Sorry to offend your delicate sensibilites

        • bonestock94

          lol

    • JohnnyC

      I wouldn’t count on it.

    • Captain Beatty

      I think so. There’s no justification to keep him anymore. Cashman defended him and then he proceeded to increase his ERA to almost 5 and disrespect his manager. He’s done.

  • Pat D

    ARod and JRoll.

  • stuart a

    aj 8 quality starts all year.in 25 starts. less the n33%

    man is he bad……..

    • Pat D

      I would say quality starts is a bullshit stat, and it is, but it’s a bullshit stat because some of the things that qualify as “quality” starts really aren’t, and AJ might have a couple of those.

    • Greg

      He had 14 last year. My goodness.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Okay you don’t even have to go saber, look at his ERA for all I care. He’s not good.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Let’s trade for Mauer.

  • Dave203

    If this stellar outing doesn’t make the Yanks put a claim in on Wandy and trade AJ to some minor league club for a bag a balls. Wandy may not be the #2 type stud he is in the NL, but hell, he’s got to be better than watching this clown month after month.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/AngeloInNY Angelo

      No thanks. I’d like him as a rental.

  • Pat D

    I think everyone needs to calm down a bit with the dump AJ stuff. It doesn’t matter how bad he was tonight and whatever he said to Girardi, he’s owed $33 million over the next two years.

    There is negative infinity chance they’re eating that.

    • Handtius

      Agreed. It’s not like buying the wrong flavor snowcone.

      • Pat D

        I’ve heard the lemon-flavored ones are the best, though I’ve never tried it myself.

        • Handtius

          Lemon is good. So is cherry, but not lime…but you know, if I got lime by accident, I’d finish it.

    • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Steve S.

      If they would have bought him at Nordstroms, they’d have no problem whatsoever returning him.

    • Andrew 518

      How dare you make an argument that’s grounded in reality.

      the Yankees are losing!
      THE YANKEES ARE LOSING!

      • Andrew 518

        All joking aside, that’s the problem here. This sucks and AJ’s not going anywhere.

        It’s kind of like realizing you’re dating the wrong person versus realizing you’ve married the wrong person.

    • tom

      I certainly agree, they’re not releasing him. But the whole “he pitches every five days and is our number two guy regardless” has to be getting some kind of re-evaluation. He can’t be bulletproof at this point.

    • Dave203

      I would argue the Yanks would be happy to tank him for $10 million in savings which is doable. For 11.5/season, someone might be willing to take a gamble a change in venue might work. There is no big new story here — this is just classic AJ since he joined the Yanks (outside of 2009). Need to move on — we ate Pavano’s contract (difficult circumstances, but same money) — we need to eat AJ’s and get move along. He is not providing anything positive for the team at this point.

      The name is starting to generate the same nausea the name Pavano generated…

      • Pat D

        The Pavano comparison doesn’t apply. He was signed for less money, less years, and he was always injured so it wasn’t even an option for them to dump him.

        And no one is going to take Burnett for $11.5 million a year. I doubt anyone would take him for $5.5 million a year.

  • Cy Pettitte

    yankees should hire Mrs. Jones as a hitting coach.

  • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Steve S.

    http://www.mamigoinc.com/thunder/

    Game has started, Stoneburner on the bump right now.

    • pastadivingarod

      Stoneburner had a great slider in A ball last year.

  • pastadivingarod

    the beer fart guy learns fast jeter has no range anymore.

  • pastadivingarod

    beerfarts is killing us this series.

  • Bronx Byte

    No possible way can Cashman possibly defend Burnett without showing disrespect to Girardi.
    It’s Cashman’s call to make now. He just can’t defend Burnett anymore and now he has to eat his words. Start by demoting him to the ass end of the bullpen and using him for junk innings. Salary is no longer a consideration.

    • Greg

      That’s why AJ saying those things might be beneficial.

    • JohnnyC

      Salary should never be a consideration on a team with a $200M payroll. When did the Yankees turn into the Royals?

    • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Steve S.

      Ummm..if you know anything about Joe, he doesn’t mind pitchers yelling at him when they’re on the mound. As a player he used to laugh about it, as a manager he understands it. He often says in his post games that he like when a player is fiery and competitive out there.

      Not staying on the bench is a no-no, so he told him to get his ass back on the bench. But I really don’t think there’s a lot there, and I’d be shocked if Joe made a big deal of it.

      • JohnnyC

        I think Girardi would have appreciated it more if AJ had said it to his face instead of over his shoulder walking away to his back.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Yankees Jesus
    AJ needs help from somebody that is of higher authority than myself.

    omg lol

  • Handtius

    Gardner is good.

  • jon

    i was in the car when AJ got pulled

    i know of course why he got pulled but what happened with girardi?

    • Karl Krawfid

      He cursed at Joe G.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Joe Girardi walked down the dugout after AJ like he gave him the black eye last year.

  • Ivan

    I mean lets be honest, from the jump, almost all of us knew that the Yankees signing AJ would be a very bad investment. almost all of us were pissed by that signing knowing that AJ wasnt all that good. So should we really b shocked by his shittiness?

    Im not surprise he has been a dissapointment, but I am surprise he b this bad (at least for the last 2 seasons).

    • Greg

      I think at first the worry was more leaned towards injuries.

  • Handtius

    AJ has been out of the game for a few innings now. Can we move on?? Maybe? Who likes toblerones?

    • JohnnyC

      Food TV has some good blogs. Try those.

    • Monteroisdinero

      Dark chocolate with sea salt by Lindt is really good.

      • Handtius

        Oh yeah. I’ve had that. Awesome stuff. I like the one with mint in it. I don’t think Hughes can lose his rotation spot. Wonder how the outfield would be if the yanks switched Grandy and gritster.

        • Monteroisdinero

          Probably fine but it won’t happen.

          • Handtius

            Think it could be even better.

  • Greg

    I think we can deem this experiment shortlived.

  • JohnnyC

    Some inventory.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Laffey will be a Yankee for another week or so. His stuff is awful.

  • Handtius

    We can bitch about laffye or however you spell it. Or blame Joe for leaving him in for too long. I like making fun of the announcers more.

    • Handtius

      Wow. I was on the money.

  • Cy Pettitte

    DFA Laffey tomorrow

  • Karl Krawfid

    How hard would it have been to put Noesi in the game?

    I mean really Joe.

    • Greg

      I wouldn’t waste Noesi in this game. This game’s over.

      • Jetrer

        he’ll most likely pitch the next 3 innings

  • Matt

    Why would you DFA Carlyle and then add someone like Laffey to the roster? He is terrible, period. He was terrible before he came to the Yankees, and he is just as terrible now.

    He has nothing. No fastball velocity, no fastball control, a flat breaking ball which he can’t control. He wouldn’t even get AAA hitters out.

    Why are they wasting a roster spot on him? He can’t eat innings because he can’t get anybody out! If you want to call up a garbage time reliever, you could probably pluck anyone out of the minor leagues.

    • Greg

      He’s a lefty. That’s why.

      • Matt

        Not a valid excuse, even though that is what the Yankees are thinking. There is no reason to carry a terrible lefty just because he is a lefty. Lefties hit .250 off of him, which is only impressive because of how bad he actually is as a pitcher. In his career, lefties hit .271 against him. He doesn’t have anything to get lefties or righties out.

      • Matt

        Also, if they were so desperate for lefties, why did they release J.C. Romero instead of calling him up, and Greg Smith as well?

        Laffey is on here to soak up garbage time innings, but he is barely even good enough to do that. If you need someone to eat innings who is terrible, then add a crappy starting pitcher who can at least get to 4 or 5 innings because they can throw 100 pitches.

        • Greg

          Romero is short lefty who cant give you innings. Greg Smith is a fair point however. The Yankees need a long lefty like a Scott Kazmir or a Zach Duke.

          • Matt

            Exactly, but that is my point.

            If they wanted Laffey because he was a lefty, and solely because of that, then why isn’t Romero on the roster?

            They want him to eat innings, and do it in a mediocre fashion. Why do you need to pick up Laffey to do that? Just call someone up.

            • Greg

              Dont want to rush the prospects.

    • JohnnyC

      Wait till you see Raul Valdez.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      You just described a left handed AJ Burnett

    • Pat D

      Because Carlyle is just as much as shit.

      Jeez, Laffey may suck, but to rue not having Buddy Carlyle is stupid.

      • Matt

        That is not what I said.

        What I did say is that there is no point in releasing Carlyle, only to add someone who is arguably even worse directly to the 25 man right after you did so.

        Carlyle is bad, but not as bad as Laffey. When he throws strikes, he can actually get Major League Hitters out.

        • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

          What are you talking about? Laffey was great pre-ASB. Carlyle hasn’t done shit his whole career.

          • Matt

            Do you know HOW bad Laffey has been since the all star break? Coming into tonight:

            9 IP, 21 hits

            Laffey was not even that “good” before the break. He had a 1.34 WHIP despite his 1.87 ERA. That’s Luis Ayala territory, except Laffey has no track record as a reliever.

            • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

              Still, he’s way way waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better than Carlyle.

              • Matt

                What? 21 hits in 9 innings pitched since the ASB. Pretty much any other pitcher in the system above single A could have put up those numbers.

                And my argument is not based around DFA’ing Carlyle. They could have called up ANYONE to fill that role who wasn’t a serious prospect and was stretched out somewhat.

                • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

                  I’m not saying you’re argument is based on DFAing Carlyle. You’re saying Carlyle is better than Laffey based on 9 IP since the ASB. That is too small of a sample size to base anything on.

        • Pat D

          They also didn’t DFA Carlyle for Laffey.

          • Matt

            Again, I never said that. You have been completely off the mark here in every way possible.

            What I said is that there is no reason to be adding a guy like Laffey to the 40 man, let alone the 25 man, if you released a guy like Carlyle just a few days earlier. If you needed to add a mediocre relief pitcher who could eat a few innings, and you anticipated such, you don’t have to look outside the organization to do it.

            There is no reason to displace other players to get a guy like Laffey on the roster. You had guys who could have been equally mediocre already around.

            • Pat D

              No, I’m not off the mark.

              You’re saying they DFA’d Carlyle and then added Laffey, as if it was a direct replacement.

              And then you said “there is no reason to displace other players to get a guy like Laffey…” Your words, exactly.

              Why am I even arguing with you? You just needed something to complain about because they’re losing and it was dumb to whine about AJ again, and you couldn’t blame Martin’s pitch selection this time, so you latched onto the guy who’s now the 25th man on the roster.

              Once again, why don’t you ever show up in wins?

              • Matt

                You are insane. I never said that, not even close:

                “Why would you DFA Carlyle and then add someone like Laffey to the roster?”

                That does not say that they DFA’d Carlyle TO ADD Laffey. That says the DFA’d Carlyle, THEN added Laffey.

                Then when I said:

                “there is no reason to displace other players to get a guy like Laffey”

                They displaced OTHER PLAYERS. I never said that other player was Carlyle. They took a veteran backup catcher off of the 40 man who can play solid defense, and blocked other minor league pitchers who could have been given a chance in his stead.

                In fact, you just took those statements from two separate posts, which were given in two completely different contexts.

                The real question is, why do you still think that anyone takes you seriously? You attack posters on arguments that are never present in their posts, by immediately assuming that whatever they said is at its most extreme, illogical interpretation. You solely look to pick fights with people you dislike.

                Just embarrassing on your part that you still continue to think that I said that, even when I politely tried to explain to you what I meant. You are picking at fragments of my sentence and making sweeping assumptions, even though nothing was ever said to that effect.

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

                  You are the most defensive commenter I’ve ever seen. You come here preaching about everything with a completely closed mind. It’s so off putting you have no idea. No one can take you seriously because of it.

                  • Matt

                    Closed minded? Are you serious?

                    You came here and said that there is no way that Carlyle could be better than Laffey. Laffey has allowed over twice as many hits as innings pitched since the all star break. Yet, confronted with the fact that Laffey has been FAR worse than Carlyle even during his limited tenure with the Yankees, you try to divert the argument to an attack on my character.

                    He posted something which assumed I said something completely different than what was said, and then attacked me very harshly on those assumptions. I politely pointed it out, and he got even more defensive and went on and on. Then when his only supporting evidence was debunked, he tossed out the insults.

                    You can disagree with me all you want, but if you attack me, and do it as poorly as he just did, you can’t expect me to sit here and take it.

                • Pat D

                  Oh, give me a break. You are the insane one.

                  Rather than get into a pissing match with you where I’m bound to use profanity and call you names that I’m sure Mike, Ben and Joe won’t appreciate, it’s time.

                  O:S.

                  • Matt

                    It’s only a pissing match because you are wrong.

                    You told me exactly which statements made you think that, and I pointed out exactly why neither of those statements was even close to saying such.

                    Instead of owning up and apologizing/admitting that you misinterpreted, you go off with even more insults and attacks.

                    Not helping your case.

            • V

              There’s no reason NOT to displace those other players to get Laffey on the roster. Laffey >>>>> Carlyle.

              • Matt

                First, they didn’t displace Carlyle to add Laffey. That is actually what you guys are saying, not what I said.

                Second, I’m not saying that it’s bad to DFA Gustavo Molina. I’m saying that it seems like it’s pointless to do it if you are going to add someone like Laffey, who doesn’t have a ton of upside.

                • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

                  You said: “First, they didn’t displace Carlyle to add Laffey. That is actually what you guys are saying, not what I said.”

                  You also said: “Why would you DFA Carlyle and then add someone like Laffey to the roster?”

                  Contradicting statements.

                  • Matt

                    They are not contradictory

                    They DFA’d Carlyle a few days ago, then added Laffey to the roster shortly afterward. They DFA’d Carlyle, THEN added Laffey (later). The later is IMPLIED, because again, we all know that Laffey was added in a different move.

                    I don’t know why any of you would think that I seriously meant that. Just because I post something which you disagree with, it doesn’t mean that I don’t follow the team and know what is going on.

                    Some people whine about how I post what is “obvious.” Well it’s clearly not that obvious, because you guys immediately jumped to the conclusion that I have not followed anything that has happened with this team when I clearly have.

                    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

                      If they’re not contradictory, than one of them is wrong because they both say different things. Sometimes you are wrong/mistaken, as much as you may not want to admit it.

                    • Matt

                      They are not contradictory, because you misinterpreted the second statement and assumed that it was implying something which I didn’t intend for it to say.

                      I could say that I ate an apple and then I ate an orange. That doesn’t mean that I did them at the same time.

                    • Matt

                      I have already explained what I meant by it, many times, yet for some reason you continue to think that I don’t know what I meant in my own post?

                      If I made a legitimate mistake, I would own up to it, and I have always done it. A difference of opinion, or a misinterpretation of what I said, is not a mistake.

                      If you think that I seriously meant what you think I did, then you are telling me that I don’t follow the team, which is hardly the case, because you always see that I reference games that most people don’t even remember took place.

                  • Matt

                    The fact that you guys keep harping on this shows that you are always looking for something with which to attack me.

                    Even when I repeatedly clarified it, some posters continued to jump on that point as the crux of their argument. I didn’t write it in the most perfect language, but why are people still going on about it when I explained what I meant?

                    OBVIOUSLY I know Carlyle was not DFA’d to add Laffey. I didn’t say they DFA’d Carlyle TO add Laffey.

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

          Carlyle is far, far worse than Laffey. Did you think about that statement at all? Or did you just blurt it out because that was the first name that came to your head?

          • Matt

            Did you just think before you said that?

            Carlyle’s problem was CONTROL. Laffey’s is the fact that he gets CLOBBERED because his stuff is terrible.

            21 hits in 9 IP since the ASB. There is no way that Carlyle could possibly be that bad. Carlyle had 2 bad outings at the end of his tenure in which he couldn’t find the strike zone. At least he could get a Major League hitter out when he could throw strikes, unlike Laffey who has no movement or control of any of his pitches.

            • V

              Because 9 IP a career makes. d00d’s been pretty much league average for his career. Not a worldbeater, but not someone to bitch about being the 25th man on the roster.

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

              You’re arguing stuff with Carlyle? Have you ever seen him pitch? Ever? I have to believe you never have if you’re arguing that his stuff is better than anyone’s.

              And you’re using 9 IP since the ASG as the defense for your argument? I can’t bother to argue that because it’s an insignificant sample.

              Laffey is eight years younger than Carlyle and left-handed. Bitching that they should have kept Carlyle is the height of nitpicking. You’re just looking for something to complain about and you’re looking stupid defending Buddy Carlyle, the most dispensable piece of shit on the roster.

              • Matt

                Again, this argument has NOTHING to do with Carlyle over Laffey. I used Carlyle as an example of why it was pointless to add Laffey. If they had no use for a pitcher as mediocre as Carlyle, why do they have a use for one as mediocre as Laffey?

                I am not citing 9 innings pitched as my argument for one being better than the other. I’m pointing that out as showing you that his recent performance could easily be matched by pretty much any other pitcher in the system, and his results are most likely to mirror his recent performance.

                Laffey has a career 1.53 WHIP. He has barely struck out more batters than he has walked in his career. Carlyle was not only better than him this year in his equally limited sample size, but he has been better than him in the past. In 2008, Carlyle for instance had a 1.24 WHIP and .228 BAA with the Braves. Laffey has NEVER been that good.

                Laffey is a mop up pitcher, and nothing more. I’m not nitpicking about keeping Carlyle, and I think they should have released him. What I’m perplexed about is the need to add a guy like Laffey if they had no need for a guy like Carlyle. Carlyle was only released a few days ago. Don’t you think they could have anticipated the need for a guy like him that recently?

            • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

              “21 hits in 9 IP since the ASB. There is no way that Carlyle could possibly be that bad.”

              You don’t know Buddy Carlyle.

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

                Carlyle’s last 7 IP in 2009, last time he was in the bigs before this year: 15 hits. Almost the exact same rate as 21 H in 9 IP.

                And that’s when Carlyle was two years younger than he is now, and before his latest arm surgery.

                • Matt

                  And Carlyle’s last full season in the bigs:

                  62.2 IP 52 H 5 HR 26 BB 59 K 3.59 ERA 1.24 WHIP

                  With the Braves.

                  It’s hard for anyone to be as bad as Laffey has been lately. He is a short term solution and a mop up guy. Why bother adding him for the short term if his performance is terrible, and he has no track record to suggest that he will turn it around?

                  • Jetrer

                    Carlyle’s last full season was 3 years ago, not very relevant. Over their career, both suck, but Laffey has had slightly better results. As for why let Carlyle(one bad pitcher) go and subsequently pick up another bad pitcher(Laffey), I’m sure it is entirely because he is lefty and can go multiple innings, so they can audition him as second lefty (however unlikely it is that that will work out) while still carrying someone who can soak up multiple innings in a blowout, like today.

                  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

                    You can’t expect someone like that to pitch well in the NL and then carry it over to the AL East.

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

                    That was 2008, almost four full seasons ago. How did AJ Burnett pitch that year? Very relevant now, ain’t it?

                    • Matt

                      I never said that it was relevant. I’m pointing it out because you go on and on about small sample sizes and Laffey’s track record.

                      Well guess what? Carlyle has shown more potential than Laffey when healthy, and Laffey has been much, much worse than Carlyle in his equally small sample size.

                      You can’t have it both ways. You can’t argue that Laffey’s is too small a sample, and Carlyle’s matters. I’m pointing out that there is little evidence that Carlyle is worse than Laffey, which you’d have to agree is the case.

                      I even agreed a LONG time ago in this thread that they are only carrying him because he is left handed. However, what is the point of auditioning mediocre to terrible lefties who would never last on this roster? It seems pointless.

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

                      Carlyle has shown more potential than Laffey when healthy, and Laffey has been much, much worse than Carlyle in his equally small sample size.

                      That’s great, but it’s still a sample that’s too small to be relevant. Laffey’s eight years younger and left-handed. They’re both likely to suck, but the non-33-year-old is just a little less likely to suck.

                    • Jetrer

                      “there is little evidence that Carlyle is worse than Laffey”
                      except for their career numbers, and Laffey’s 2011 season MLB numbers are better than Carlyle’s

                      And they would want Laffey over Carlyle because he’s a lefty, they have plenty of righties in the pen

                    • Matt

                      Their career numbers are actually not that dissimilar, and Carlyle hadn’t pitched in the Major Leagues from 2001 to 2005, so it’s hard to put much stock in anything that took place before that.

                      Neither one is very good, that is EXACTLY what I am saying! Laffey’s 2011 season numbers are deceptive, because he has been giving up a ton of baserunners even though his ERA is reasonable. What is even worse is that his recent numbers are TERRIBLE, and that matters more than what he did in April since he is just a short term option.

                      My argument was never to compare the two. It’s only reached this point because you have made the completely ridiculous statement that Carlyle would definitely be much worse than Laffey. The evidence simply does not suggest that, whether recent samples or career samples.

                      The whole point is that they don’t need EITHER pitcher. Who cares if Laffey is young and lefty? His fastball is 87 mph, he has no control of it. His slider is flat, and he has no control of it. His changeup is flat, and he has no control of it. He has almost no upside.

                    • Jetrer

                      its the last man on the staff. they wanted a lefty who could also soak up innings. Who the fuck cares. They didn’t want to call up ManBan, and Laffey is better than their other internal options for a lefty who could go multiple innings. Its not like he’s preventing anyone else from coming up. He hasn’t been too horrible in his career. I have no expectations for anything good from him, but if the Yankees want to take a shot and see if he can do anything, who the fuck cares, it is a completely trivial point that will make zero difference in the success of failure of the Yankees.
                      Oh, and I’m not sure who you were responding to, but I didn’t see anyone make the comment that Carlyle would definitely be much worse than Laffey. I think its unanimous that they both suck.

                    • Matt

                      Mike Axisa says:
                      August 20, 2011 at 9:27 pm

                      “Carlyle is far, far worse than Laffey. Did you think about that statement at all? Or did you just blurt it out because that was the first name that came to your head?”

                      If you are going to post something which is simply not the case, and then use it to try to insult my intelligence, then you can’t expect to get off that easily.

              • Matt

                I know you’re just joking, but some people seem to legitimately believe what you just said.

                People around here claim that I’m overreacting, but then they let their emotions completely blind them from objectivity. Just like with the AJ Burnett hate. People were criticizing him even when his ERA was sitting around 4.00. He’s bad, and he’s overpaid, but have you seen guys like Carlos Silva? Burnett is far more valuable.

            • Jetrer

              Laffey career: 4.36 ERA/ 4.50 FIP/ 4.72 xFIP
              Carlyle: 5.58/4.97/4.48
              They both suck, but Laffey has been slightly better and is lefty

              • Matt

                Thank you for posting the numbers. While Laffey’s peripherals have been slightly better, there is not a huge gap between the pitchers as some posters have suggested.

                I’m not saying Laffey is worse than Carlyle, nor that a comparison is even worthwhile. Some people came on here and made the grossly misleading statement that suggested that one is much worse.

                That has been debunked repeatedly, and yet some still continue to harp on it.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Hey at least the Royals tied it up

  • Cy Pettitte

    if only Cashman had just signed Choate in the offseason instead of Feliciano

    • JohnnyC

      Yeah, Choate would be on OUR DL now.

      • Cy Pettitte

        didn’t see that, well they still would have gotten more out of him than Pedro.

    • Greg

      Isnt that a fallacy? Choate was awful last year with the Rays.

      • Jetrer

        no, he was good against lefties

        • Greg

          But I think we need a long lefty with logan being the short lefty.

          • Jetrer

            Feliciano would have been a short lefty as well

            • Greg

              That’s how I build my franchises in MLB 2k11, which some consider to be crap, but it goes on a laptop.

              I have at least 2 lefties, one long and one short.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    7-4 Royals!!

    • Monteroisdinero

      Wakefield baby!

    • Greg

      Give us a mulligan KC!

  • Monteroisdinero

    Laffey is….laughable. Now we know. No mystery-he should not be pitching for the New.York.Yankees.

    • Karl Krawfid

      No one would be saying anything if he Joe G put in Noesi.

  • Dino Velvet

    Does anyone favor adding Wandy Rodriguez to the staff?

    • Sarah

      Only if the teams making the playoffs hit like the Giants.

      • Pat D

        Yea, we’d need Wandy to beat the Giants.

        Harold Reynolds assured me that the Yankees rotation can’t beat the Giants, Phillies or Brewers.

      • Dino Velvet

        Good point.

        • Sarah

          Poor Giants. It’s ugly for them right now. Wandy looked like CC out there last night against that line up.

    • JohnnyC

      Rather have Harden than Wandy. But wouldn’t push for that either. We can have a good post-season rotation with 4 out of the following 5: CC, Hughes, Colon, Garcia and Nova.

    • Handtius

      Nah. He’s not a rental. Cost too much going forward. Save it for the 2012(?) off season.

  • Cy Pettitte

    well played, Laffey.

  • Karl Krawfid

    9-4 KC

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    so JC Romero gets a win in extras. That is the definition of a relief ace

    • Pat D

      Sounds more like Phil Regan Vulture work.

      • JohnnyC

        Really aging yourself. That was when vaseline was a PED.

        • Pat D

          I’m not sure why that popped into my head, but, yea, I like making historical references.

  • cuponoodles

    Shake your Laffey Taffy. Shake your Laffey Taffy…

  • Monteroisdinero

    Laffey can tell his kids that he struck out Joe Mauer with the bases loaded. That was the highlight of his Yankee career. Just don’t tell them that it was his 40th pitch of the inning (or something like that).

    • Karl Krawfid

      Laffey must have slept with your wife.

      • Handtius

        Maybe his wife, sleep with his wife.

  • Greg

    Interesting that Kay did not take into account the Verlander factor for the Tigers. Right now, I would rather face Texas because of this.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Verlander is offset by CC. He is really not that scary.

      • Greg

        Yes but no one offsets CC for Texas. Last year it was Cliff Lee. This year they have nobody.

        • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

          They’re just better than DET/CLE/CWS. Also they’ll have HFA.

          • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

            Texas, that is

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

      I’d much rather face Detroit. Verlander’s good but the entire Rangers team is better.

      • Greg

        It was better than San Francisco last year. Look how that turned out.

        Plus we have handled Texas pretty well this year for what its worth

        • Sarah

          Excellent pitching and decent hitting for the Giants last year beat good hitting.

          • Greg

            Exactly. I think that Texas and the Yankees are alot alike. Both hit pretty well and their pitching staffs are medium. But they dont have an ace in their staff like they did last year.

          • Brian S.

            The Giants scored 29 runs in five games. They definitely needed to score to win and they did.

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      You think either team wants to see CC Sabathia twice in a 5-game series? And the Yankees offense in a 5-game series? Like, seriously. It’s flummoxing to know that we’re rooting for a team with one of the best offenses in all of baseball and one of the three best pitchers in the American League, and yet we can’t trust him to beat an inferior hitting team.

    • Matt

      Texas is much better in all other facets of the game though. They are a much better offensive club, play better defense, and have a much deeper bullpen.

      If CC outduels Verlander in Game 1, Detroit might not be able to come back to win the series. Who would be their other 3 starters? Scherzer, Penny, and Fister? As opposed to Lewis, Harrison, and Holland.

      Also, Texas might have enough offense to outhit the Yankees in a series like they did last year if they get hot. You’d have to think that team has a much higher ceiling than Detroit.

  • first time lawng time

    I didn’t get to see the bottom of the 5th inning, but I’m assuming Laffey did poorly.

    Are people honestly complaining about him? It was his debut and the Yankees were already down 6 runs and were probably going to lose anyway. Isn’t it a bit premature to bash him?

  • Cy Pettitte

    why is Laffey throwing so many pitches?

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      It means he’ll be DFA’d tomorrow to make room for ARod.

      • Jetrer

        yeah, I’d imagine Noesi not being in to soak up innings now means he’ll stick around

      • nsalem

        don’t think so Freddy

        • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

          Why not?

          • nsalem

            Because they are looking for another lefty arm out of the pen for the post season. Why would they sign him and release him after one appearance. I’m guessing that they either send down Noesi till the the end of the month or release Ayala. I think It’s more than likely they send down Noesi (he needs the work).

    • Jetrer

      why not? may as well save your better relievers for more important situations
      Laffey is today’s sacrificial lamb

  • SamWalt

    I think AJ just had the PA guy blast “Your Love” for Yankee fans. He doesn’t know that it’s already too late.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Down by 8 and Swish swings at the first pitch. Who cares what pitch it was?

    • Pat D

      I think they’ve thrown in the towel.

      • Monteroisdinero

        Nevuh give away ab’s-especially to start an inning.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Martin at 2nd? Heh.

  • Cy Pettitte

    I wanna see Russell turn two

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

    Craziest infield ever?

  • Karl Krawfid

    Cervelli gets hurt and this will get comical

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

      It is already comical.

    • Monteroisdinero

      Comical indeed. Jorge is Sad-0.

  • Karl Krawfid

    LOL

  • Jetrer

    way to get your pitcher killed Jorge

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

    This is a good game.

    Glad I don’t care about it.

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

    The burying of Hector Noesi continues.

    • Greg

      How about the saving of Hector Noesi?

    • V

      I know, right? WTF are they using Wade in a blowout?

      • Jetrer

        only possible reason I can think of is they want to save Noesi in case they need a long man tomorrow

    • YankeeJosh

      If he gets sent down tomorrow or when A-Rod comes back this makes no sense. This was the perfect opportunity to use him for 3-4 innings before optioning him to Scranton.

      • Jetrer

        I’m thinking this means he won’t be sent down, although I don’t know why they’d keep him since they refuse to use him

        • YankeeJosh

          They do need a long man with Garcia on the DL. Granted, tonight was the night you use your long man and he wasn’t used.

          I like Noesi over Ayala but this really makes little sense.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Lol Jorge

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

    Somebody must GIF that Wade swan dive.

  • Brandon

    Dear Cervelli, please get hurt. Just hurt and become day to day. Not for a long time. I just want to see Swish play some C.

  • Brandon

    LMFAO. How many times has this ever happened? Posada is batting lead off right now.

    • Jetrer

      he has one previous PA batting first in his career

    • Monteroisdinero

      The answer to the Jeter vs Gardy question!

      • Jetrer

        he is 2-2 career leading off, clearly a much better option than Jeter or Gardner

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Player of the game AJ Burnett

    • Sarah

      That’s what I was thinking!

  • Monteroisdinero

    Kim Jones vs AJ in the post game locker room interview. Epic battle.

    • Pat D

      The role of Kim Jones will be played by Jack Curry.

  • Brandon

    Whats sad is that a single by Cervelli, and Posada probably doesnt even score.

  • Brandon

    Dear Alex Burnett, please plunk and hurt Cervelli. I wanna see Swish play C.

    • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

      Martin’s still in the game, just at second. They can move him back to catcher if need be.

      • Brandon

        I thought they couldnt move him back since they did a defensive switch for him?

        • http://logicalfan.mlbogs.com Tom O

          That’s only if you move your DH to a position.

      • Monteroisdinero

        Ben-you takin’ some abuse from the Twinkie faithful?

  • fELiX hErEdiA

    AJ Burnett is mud

  • Brandon

    Wow. Posada scored? Stunned.

    Damn, I wanna see Cervelli get hurt or ejected!

    • nsalem

      Garbage time in this game and garbage time on this board.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Is Cervelli pronounced Chervelli in Italian?

  • Cuso

    Cervelli’s batting .260.

    Go figure.

    • Monteroisdinero

      he hit over .300 against lefties last year. He also can throw a line drive to granderson in center.

      • Cuso

        haha

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Sox lose!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Noesi sighting.

  • Greg

    So Noesi is in.

  • Pat D

    So tonight’s been a disaster, but I feel that they’ll be fine the next few days. Blackburn tomorrow, and then McCarthy, Cahill and Harden against the A’s. They should win 3 of those no problem.

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

    Per KC rules that’s a HR, right?

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

    Andruw Jones with another bomb. He’s a man, he’s 40.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Those umps are dumbshits

    • Handtius

      The umps were actually fine today. They conferred, got it right. No other questionable calls.

  • Pat D

    Why are there only 3 umps working? What did I miss?

    • Handtius

      One was away for personal reasons.

      • Pat D

        Thank you.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Andruw = beast.

  • Pat D

    Once again, Michael Kay is criticizing another stadium for having little quirks and aesthetic designs and essentially not being Yankee Stadium.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Sox lost, who cares about this.

    • Greg

      By the same score coincidentally.

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

      But they didn’t bury them!!!

  • http://Facebook.com/andrewjcalagna Drew

    I can’t believe that read serious argument about buddy caryle and Aaron laffey

    • Pat D

      Probably better not mentioned again.

      I have recused myself on the topic.

  • http://www.newyorksportspulse.com NewYorkSportsPulse.com

    I tuned into this game late (7th Inning). Saw the box score. Did I miss A.J. punching a wall or a fan or anything afterwards? Really hope I didn’t miss that.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      All you missed is a.j blowing up and a.j saying “that’s fucking bullshit” after he got pulled. Oh yeah, and Liriano dealt.

  • Phife Dawg

    AJ is so bad he deserves his own meme. Enjoy:

    http://memegenerator.net/instance/9488161

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Girardi seems pretty pissed

  • Pat D

    Yikes, Joe is getting very testy with Curry in the post game conference right now. He’s fairly entertaining.

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    Girardi is pissed.

    • Karl Krawfid

      Very

    • Sarah

      Don’t have YES, so can’t watch. Do share!

  • Jetrer

    Girardi is full of shit. AJ was clearly saying thats bullshit about being taken out of the game.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      I think AJ was blaming Martin for his suckiness.

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      I don’t think that’s clear at all. He could have said “that’s a bullshit strike.” We don’t know. And to try and definitively say he said one thing or another based on one camera frame seems irresponsible.

      • The Fallen Phoenix

        For what it’s worth, yes, I think Burnett was dissatisfied with being taken out, and expressed that to Girardi. And I believe that Girardi is just protecting the integrity of his clubhouse.

        But we’re not really in a position to definitively say that is or is not what happened.

      • Jetrer

        he definitely said that’s bullshit. Maybe it wasn’t directed at Girardi taking him out, but it sure seemed that way.

    • Pat D

      Sounds like you want Girardi to throw AJ under the bus. Clearly, Joe will not do that. Curry’s questions gave him every outlet to do so.

      • Jetrer

        don’t make up a story that obviously isn’t true though. That just makes them both look dumb. I understand not wanting to throw him under the bus, but he could just say he didn’t notice AJ say anything.

        • Pat D

          Perhaps they’re telling the truth?

          What does it really matter? They’re going to stop a story before it gets a chance to start. I’d frankly rather have that than a bunch of locker room shit.

  • Jorge

    Over/Under on Girardi going full Hall McRae here?

    • Jorge

      Hal. Whoops.

  • Captain Beatty

    Joe will always defend his players. That’s what managers do. Publicly anyway. We have no idea what was said in the clubhouse. We’ll know how Joe feels by what action he makes when Freddy comes off the DL.

    • Jorge

      Honestly, I’d rather have that than the garbage Jerry Manuel was pulling in Queens last year. I hate managers who publicly throw their players under the bus, no matter how badly they may be performing.

      • Pat D

        What was worse is when Minaya blamed the firing of Bernazard on Adam Rubin.

      • JohnnyC

        It’s the giggling by Manuel that got to me. Thought the whole mess was hilarious. Bad manager.

  • Jorge

    Oh Jesus, AJ. Not being able to pitch has him going into a midlife crisis. The hair. The shirt. This is too much.

  • Pat D

    AJ is saying the same things as Joe.

    Clearly they’re on the same page.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      They’ve both been smoking the objective pipe.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Is it just me or is Waldman leaning against that guy in the blue’s shoulder?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JybkqBGrVs The Rover

    Fuck AJ Burnout.

    That is all.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse
    • Dave the Ox

      Thanks. Why is no one pointing this out?

      Media is creaming over this. Yuck.