Aug
24

Game 127: No A-Rod again, again

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The Yankee third baseman, who made a cameo appearance on Sunday, is again out of the lineup with a sore thumb. He says it’s starting to feel better, but he won’t be taking the field today. His fleeting 0-fer over the weekend seems like just a dream. Perhaps he’ll return tomorrow and spare us more of Eduardo Nuñez’s helmet flying off.

Meanwhile, it’s CC day. The Yankee ace is going for his 18th win, but August has not been the kindest month. He’s 2-2 with a 5.28 ERA this month and has allowed 39 hits over his last 29 innings. Hopefully, the A’s are the cure what ails him. Backing him up will be:

Brett Gardner LF
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Jorge Posada DH
Eduardo Nunez 3B
Francisco Cervelli C

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592 Comments»

  1. Jesse says:

    CC complete game shutout.

  2. Mike HC says:

    Really looking forward to CC just mowing these guys down in a clean 2 hour game.

  3. Captain Beatty says:

    Get your changeup and your slider working and dominate this lineup. It’s there to dominate.

  4. Cy Pettitte says:

    wow I fucking hate our stating pitching staff right now.

  5. Jetrer says:

    wtf is going on

  6. Slugger27 says:

    so… its obvious cervelli is CCs personal catcher at this point, right?

    at what point do we start to worry about cervelli starting game 1 in the ALDS?

    • Mike HC says:

      haha … Cervelli for games 1 and 5 of the ALDS … haha

      good one too

      • Slugger27 says:

        cant tell if youre mocking or not…

        girardi did start molina in the playoffs in 09. if he thinks CC is a significantly better pitcher with cervellie (it’s clear he does) then i would think its definitely possible, if not probable

        • Mike HC says:

          Just mocking the idea of Cervelli possibly catching the two most important games of the ALDS. Not mocking you at all.

        • Jetrer says:

          not sure he’s better with Cervelli … he’s had great starts with both catchers and bad starts with both

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

      Well you’ve worried me right at this moment, thanks.

    • Cuso says:

      Find it funny that I brought this very point up during CC’s last start & everyone was being RAB’d for mentioning it.

  7. Mike HC says:

    “Meanwhile, it’s CC day”

    haha … good one

  8. Jimmy McNulty says:

    CC’s traditionally blown against the As, FWIW. ERA over five in 130 IP.

  9. Greg says:

    Credit to Crisp on that one. He was looking for the first pitch fastball.

  10. IRF says:

    Matsui is so far from a competent fielder its not even funny.

  11. Frank says:

    Last 2 home starts for CC- 6 solo HRs

  12. Delaware - Ralph says:

    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/bl.....lb-wp16975

    Nick Swisher heading to Afghanistan for his honeymoon to visit the troops this offseason (he got married last offseason but delayed his honeymoon). Pretty cool!

  13. Greg says:

    Other than the homer, which I give more credit to Crisp, CC looked ok

  14. Greg says:

    This is the part that I hate about Gardner, He’s wildly inconsistent

  15. flamingo says:

    And that’s the hit that passed Rod Carew.

  16. Cy Pettitte says:

    If you told me in April DJ would be hitting .297 right now…just wow.

  17. Mojo says:

    And this is where Teixera excels . . .

  18. CBean says:

    Godammit I hate having to listen to the games with Sterling.

  19. IRF says:

    How often do they have to talk about the Olsen twins on this network?

  20. Greg says:

    Cant blame Tex for that one. He hit it hard.

  21. Ivan says:

    Tough AB for Tex. He was on every pitch and hit one ball hard right at the fielder.

  22. Jimmy McNulty says:

    Well that inning sucked.

  23. your mom says:

    Jesus fucking christ Tex.

  24. Ivan says:

    I gotta go with Melky Cabrera on that one.

  25. KenC says:

    Happy Birthday Gardner!!!

  26. Captain Beatty says:

    Girardi had to send those runners and let that kid off the hook. He was on the ropes and Girardi gave away another out just like last night.

    • Greg says:

      That one I will agree with. The guy is prone to the K. I wouldn’t have sent the runners.

    • Chen Meng Wang says:

      And if he hadn’t sent the runners and Tex hits a hard two hopper to Weeks instead, you’d be complaining that he didn’t send the runner. I completely disagree with the bunt last night, but almost always agree with starting runners 3-2. Especially when you have somebody like Granderson on first, who could then score easily on a double.

    • IRF says:

      It was a 3-2 pitch with two speedy runners up. You can’t assume Tex is gonna line one right at someone.

    • Jetrer says:

      there’s a big difference. Last night he intentionally gave away an out. Today was just bad luck while trying to make something happen. Sending fast runners in a 3-2 count really isn’t a bad decision, it just didn’t work out.

    • Chip says:

      Did you see the jumps they were getting? Jeter had third stolen easily if Tex struck out so I thought it was definitely the right call. Tex hit the ball hard, it was just right at Weeks

  27. Greg says:

    Aaand the Red Sox are up 4-0 on Texas.

    • Sweet Dick Willie says:

      Axisa told you to stop posting about the Sux. If you’re that interested, go post on their thread. We’ll rejoice,

  28. James A says:

    I know it looks unlikely but I guess if the Yanks get Pena that means that either JoPo or Jesus wont be on the playoff roster

  29. flamingo says:

    All right, CC, we’ll keep you :D

  30. Chen Meng Wang says:

    Swish is the only man on the planet laughing seconds after being hit with a projectile flying at 80mph.

  31. Jimmy McNulty says:

    Boned twice on a called strike, now.

  32. Jimmy McNulty says:

    Still hate Coco Crisp.

  33. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Wow home run regression is being a BITCH to CC. I didn’t think it would happen this fast.

  34. Jesse says:

    Great, Boston is up 4-0.

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

      It really doesn’t matter at this point. It’s going to be close. The Yankees if they want to get ahead has to beat Boston themselves. No more relying on other teams to do it because honestly they’ve been pathetic against them. That shit needs to end.

  35. Chen Meng Wang says:

    If Pena could some how get his average up to .240-.250, with his power and OBP ability, he’d be an awesome asset.

    • Jetrer says:

      he’s 251/370/495 vs. RHP, which is pretty much the only time the Yankees would likely play him

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

      Carlos Pena and having AROD again could possibly make their offense 2009-esque with 920ish runs.

      • bobtaco says:

        Do you think this might just be a Cashman block, to make sure Pena doesn’t go to the Red Sox, since David Ortiz still has his health issues.

        • Chen Meng Wang says:

          I’m sure that might have something to do with it, but at the same time if for whatever reason he does come to NY, I think it could be a good addition.

        • Jetrer says:

          Don’t think the Yankees could have blocked the Red Sox since the Yankees have a better winning percentage

  36. Chen Meng Wang says:

    The more they talk about Weaver the more I think 1. He sounds like a real humble kid, who actually plays the game for the right reasons but 2. He’s completely honest in saying he likes the 7-8 guys in the locker room as apposed to the 50 here, which tells me he probably wouldn’t have handled NY well.

  37. Jimmy McNulty says:

    Jesus Christ CC.

  38. your mom says:

    3 swinging strikes in that at bat. All sinkers. Pitiful.

  39. Cy Pettitte says:

    what was that? no way you can get Gardy doing that?

  40. Greg says:

    Nifty but he’s safe.

  41. IRF says:

    There was a whole lot of athleticism on that play

  42. Cy Pettitte says:

    DJ is in god mode right now, this is fucking insane.

  43. Jetrer says:

    En Fuego
    (should have bunted)

  44. Chen Meng Wang says:

    His name is Derek Jeter, and he’s pretty good at this baseball thing =D

  45. CBean says:

    See what can happen if Jeter doesn’t bunt.

  46. Mojo says:

    This just has the feeling of one of THOSE games, or THOSE weeks for that matter. Even with the lowly A’s and O’s coming to town, something just seems OFF with the Yankees of late. Call it a vibe, but I sense something astray in the land of pinstripes right now. A cancer is currently growing.

    • Mojo says:

      Maybe it’s the pitching of late or the rollin’ Red Sox . . . I just don’t feel comfortable of late . . .

      • Sweet Dick Willie says:

        the rollin’ Red Sox

        Sux current winning streak: 1 game

        Sux record in their last 10 games: 5-5

        Yep, the rollin’ Sux indeed.

        • Mojo says:

          Best offense in baseball putting back its pieces . . . And . . . Youkilis is still out. They’re winning without their power lineup. RS are elite, they will roll. Do not let their recent 5-5 veil their immense capability. And enough with the “Sux” shit. It’s so terribly lame.

          • 1stbase says:

            What about the yankees winning without arod for over a month now

          • Sweet Dick Willie says:

            Just for the record, the Yankees have the best record in baseball.

            And you know what’s lame? Making shit up to fit your pre-conceived narrative.

            • 1stbase says:

              phillies

            • Sweet Dick Willie says:

              Best offense, sorry.

            • Mojo says:

              Wasn’t aware I was “making shit up” but I commend your for being such a pompous, irritable Dick. Thank you, Willie, for being such a sweetie.

              P.S. – Explain to me what you believe a “pre-conceived narrative” is.

              • Sweet Dick Willie says:

                Best offense in baseball?

                Please explain how, in your world, the Sux have the best offense in baseball.

                And name calling. Color me impressed.

                • Mojo says:

                  Dick is your name (hence the capitalization). And . . . I said you were a “Sweetie”. The Red SOX have the best offense in baseball because 1-5 they’re actually quite ridiculous. Ellsbury, Pedroia, Gonzalez, Youkilis, Ortiz and even the occasionally remarkable Carl Crawford. Three players (1-3) playing some of the best baseball today, each in their own unique way. I honestly believe that the SOX have the superior lineup. Clearly you do not agree with me, so I suppose we’ll have to agree to disagree, but my mere, mortal thoughts are actually not exclusive to me only, you know . . .

                  • Sweet Dick Willie says:

                    The objective of offense in baseball is to scores runs, and the Yankees have scored more runs per game than any team in MLB, including the Sux.

                    So you conferring the title of best offense in baseball on them is clearly just your opinion and not in anyway objective, which is fine; we’re all entitled to our opinions. But it helps to avoid misunderstanding if you label it as your opinion instead of stating it as though it’s a fact.

                    And the occasionally remarkable Carl Crawford? Really? Please explain just how 252/288/384 in any way, shape, or form qualifies as remarkable.

                    By that measure, Russell Martin and his 233/322/400 must be outstanding!

                    • Mojo says:

                      I forgot . . . the only way to measure an elite offense is by the number of runs they produce. Okay, Dick. Adios. Sarcasm accomplishes nothing. ‘Tis a mark of insecurity. Take care of your issues in the mean time. Godspeed.

                    • Sweet Dick Willie says:

                      I never said the Sux don’t have an elite offense, nor did you, until just now.

                      You said they have the best offense in baseball, which is not supported by the facts.

                      And when I called you on it, you 1) resorted to name calling, and 2) changed your narrative, from the best offense in baseball to an elite offense.

                      Hey, there’s nothing wrong thinking that the Sux have a great offense; they do. But when measured, it’s not quite as good as the Yanks.

                    • The Big 3 says:

                      I see where you were going with this, but I don’t particularly agree it. Since you’re referring to Boston’s offense being top dog, you’re preferring OBP (Boston’s top 5 blow NY away). that’s a preference, an opinion. Subjective stuff. Another person would conclude that Ny’s ISO makes them superior (NY’s top 5 blow Boston’s away).

                      It’s a matter of preference: OB or power. Personally, I believe that if either Jeter is hitting or Gardner’s leading off, and the other’s at the rear, NY’s top five is better. And as long as Carl is being carl, NY’s 1-9 is also better.

  47. Jimm says:

    I have a great idea let’s have Jeter bunt.

    >_>

  48. your mom says:

    Jeter has been impressive of late. No power whatsoever but he’s still getting the hits.

  49. Cy Pettitte says:

    the MT25 is broken.

  50. Kostas says:

    Tex is to hitting what Giambi is do defense. Money well spent.

    • Greg says:

      You know who he’s like this year?

      Ryan Howard. Their batting average and OBP are alike

    • Jetrer says:

      Tex is still 17th in AL in wOBA and 16th in OPS. Giambi was never top 20 in any league defensively.

      • Kostas says:

        Since it is a down offensive year in the majors, those stats can either indicate he still has it or does not…. Going with the latter is a better option at this point.

        Just as his last 7 days he is hitting .292 but add another 7 days and it drops to .268. That is really more indicative of how he is performing- when everyone is hitting and pitching is weak he benefits.

        • Jetrer says:

          He is having a down year for him, but despite that he is still a top 20 hitter in the league. That is hardly bad. wRC+ is 133. 33% better than average offensively is very good.
          Every hitter benefits when pitching is weak.

  51. Mojo says:

    Can’t we bench “MT25″ for three days and cure him of his ailing failures? ‘Tis time to implement Teixera’s Grand’ Rehabilitation.

  52. teddy says:

    cano>teix please

  53. Greg says:

    Acts as a bunt

  54. Cy Pettitte says:

    nice bunt Jorgie

  55. teddy says:

    i take that posada, come on nunez

  56. Cy Pettitte says:

    what the fuck?

  57. Jetrer says:

    Nunez is a fucking moron

  58. Esteban says:

    Oh damn it

  59. Captain Beatty says:

    Nunez is an idiot. That ump never said foul so run. Run.

  60. teddy says:

    giradri strikes again , nunez is pathetic

  61. your mom says:

    Nunez RISP FAIL!!!!

  62. Captain Beatty says:

    Didn’t we also get a leadoff double yesterday from Posada and couldn’t push him home? This is just getting ridiculous. What are we going to do come playoff time?

  63. Greg says:

    Not having good luck tonight. By the way that Boston score is why I think we would be better to play the Rangers than the Tigers. Rangers dont have an ace.

  64. teddy says:

    chavez>nunez, but giradri is the manager

  65. Mojo says:

    Black hole lineup back in action! I seriously hope that A-Rod returns (for real) with a vengeance. It’d also be nice to see s’more Andruw in action. Wouldn’t mind catching a glimpse of Carlos Pena (for the right price) either . . . Not even going to delve into the Teixera lineup debacle/debate or Jesus’ proper position in the MLB. It’s Cahill, boys! Fuck his shit up!

  66. sangreal says:

    Jeter may cross 300 tonight

  67. Chen Meng Wang says:

    Holy shit, cannon by Cerveli, where did that come from?

  68. Greg says:

    Did Martin go out and play defense that inning?

  69. Cy Pettitte says:

    Cervelli doing his best Martin Impression.

  70. Hummingbird S. says:

    About time Cervelli does something good.

  71. Captain Beatty says:

    “Cervelli actually threw a bullet.” Finally.

  72. IRF says:

    #keepMonteroDown

  73. Stratman9652 says:

    How does Micheal Kay go on and on about RBIs and Pitcher Wins and Cervelli’s “clutchness” and then go into a conversation about Moneyball without exploding? Aside from the fact that he still obviously doesn’t have much of a clue about it beyond the Cliff Notes.

  74. Captain Beatty says:

    This guy ain’t that good. We’ve crushed him every single time. This offense is really struggling right now. Someone like Granderson or Cano is gonna have to carry us through this rough patch like they have all year.

  75. Esteban says:

    What a throw.

  76. Captain Beatty says:

    Robbie Cano dontcha know.

  77. IRF says:

    Holy Robinson

  78. Esteban says:

    Wow just beautifully executed.

  79. Chen Meng Wang says:

    What a play by Nunie to hold onto the ball. Good play all around.

  80. Esteban says:

    Crisp defensive inning.

  81. mbonzo says:

    I smell momentum.

  82. IRF says:

    Just your standard 1-2-3 inning

  83. Monteroisdinero says:

    CC looks like he has put the weight back on. Man is eating a big breakfast again.

  84. camilo says:

    what did robinson do?

  85. Kostas says:

    Man… poor Tex. He is just awful at the plate, completely lost.

  86. Greg says:

    Very poor pitch selection by the Yankees this inning

  87. Cy Pettitte says:

    yay Swish

  88. Esteban says:

    Oh should have just hit a single. What a stat padder.

    • IRF says:

      Decline the option!

      • Chen Meng Wang says:

        Bring in DeJesus.

      • Cuso says:

        Everyone can laugh now.

        I’ll laugh in December.

        The Yanks aren’t paying this guy $10.5M next year.

        They’re more likely to re-sign him on a 2-3 year deal where they have to pay an average of $6-7M than they are to pick up a $10.5M option.

        But go ahead, believe that they’ll overpay him.

        Then come see me during the Winter meetings.

        • The Big 3 says:

          I haven’t the foggiest idea where that is coming from. Swish would be the undisputed king of FA OF and Cash has shown no inclination to trade valuable prospects. A clear upgrade, in Upton, is less likely to occur than the option on Swish being picked up.

          Who do you think will be in RF next year?

    • Cuso says:

      Directed at me, I’m certain.

      But I stand by it, regardless of tonight.

  89. Chen Meng Wang says:

    He is actually pretty Swishilicious.

  90. Nick Swisher is good at baseball, you guys.

  91. Oscar Gamble's Fro says:

    Is there a reason that Tex never goes the other way on the shift just to try to keep them honest and get some easy cheap hits? Is he just incapable of doing so? Seriously, it doesn’t seem to make any sense that he never just places the ball the other way. What gives?

    • Lay down a bunt to third, there is no1 there

      • Jetrer says:

        it would still have to be a good bunt, or the pitcher or catcher would be able to make the play
        What are the odds that a career power hitter like Tex will be able to lay down a good bunt

    • Greg says:

      Very few people go the other way on the shift. Giambi, Howard. The only person I’ve seen deliberately try to do that is Ortiz.

      • JT says:

        Remember Gonzalez doing it this year, maybe even against the yanks

      • Oscar Gamble's Fro says:

        Are they incapable of doing so? It just seems so ridiculous. Almost as if the other team is offering a free hit and they just don’t take it. I don’t get it, unless they really are just unable to do so. I’m not saying do it all the time, but just once in awhile.

  92. That Pena claim is looking pretty good right now

    /UnwrappingBurritto

  93. Esteban says:

    Wow Joey Bats is a dick.

  94. Cy Pettitte says:

    Bautista’s stare down/bat flip is the most obnoxious thing in baseball.

  95. Greg says:

    Who wanted Chavez at third?

  96. Cy Pettitte says:

    Cervelli! excellent bunt.

  97. nsalem says:

    buntus approprios

  98. Dela G says:

    damn it, that’s the one flaw in gardner’s swing… a ton of pop ups

  99. Greg says:

    Thought they might squeeze there.

  100. Nom Chompsky says:

    Jeter should squeeze here to avoid the GDIP.

  101. Mojo says:

    Gardner. Not so hot lately.

  102. nsalem says:

    the 2-0 swing would lead one to belive Derek knows his BA

  103. Xstar7 says:

    For those who don’t know already, Derek Jeter is only 3 games away from breaking Mickey Mantle’s franchise record for games played in. Mickey Mantle played in 2,401 games as a Yankee. Jeter is sitting at 2,399 (including today.)

  104. Dela G says:

    wow you’ve got to be kidding me

  105. Nuke LaDoosh says:

    Just got home. How does CC look?

  106. your mom says:

    Frustrating. . . . . . . . .

  107. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    fuccccck really??????

  108. Captain Beatty says:

    Posada lead off double last night- 0 runs scored.
    Cano lead off double tonight- 0 runs scored.
    Nunez lead off double tonight- 0 runs scored.

    Both one run ballgames. We’re ready for the playoffs.

  109. Greg says:

    I think there should have been a squeeze attempt in there, preferably from Gardner.

  110. Cy Pettitte says:

    no runs? that’s pathetic.

  111. Mojo says:

    Haha, just like I said at the beginning . . . Gonna be one of those games/weeks. Nothing’s quite as unbearable as these ice-cold streaks, especially with RISP and 0 out. Meh. MEH!

  112. your mom says:

    This offense is fucking pathetic.

  113. your mom says:

    What the fuck is Ellsbury on???

  114. rconn23 says:

    Sabathia is falling behind every hitter.

  115. Cy Pettitte says:

    DRob is the right move here

  116. Captain Beatty says:

    Time to get Robertson in there and shut this down. Had we been able to scratch across just one more run CC could have stayed. Shame.

  117. Greg says:

    CC talked Girardi out of taking him out

  118. Captain Beatty says:

    Idiotic idiotic idiotic. 2 nights in a row Joe goes to his pen too late. Unbelievable.

  119. IRF says:

    Flashes of Grady Little

  120. your mom says:

    Fuck Sizemore. Dogshit bitch!

  121. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    of fucking course….you have guy on 3rd no outs and dont score…the other team will ALWAYS come back and score runs….its the law

  122. your mom says:

    Yanks deserve to lose this one. Pah-thetic!

  123. Wow says:

    Well that wasn’t predictable

  124. Dela G says:

    where did that 1-1 miss??????

  125. mbonzo says:

    You’re really gonna blame Girardi for leaving his ace in the 8th with 90 something pitches. Captain Hindsight would be proud.

    • Greg says:

      They’re all nitpickers.

    • Jetrer says:

      Sizemore was already 2-2 against him, CC didn’t look as sharp the last couple of innings, best setup guy in baseball warming up
      Not completely unreasonable to go to the bullpen there, but I would say it was 50/50

      • Greg says:

        And the bullpe just blew the lead.

        • Jetrer says:

          no, CC blew the lead, the bullpen blew the tie
          pay attention, I know you get confused easily
          BTW, bad results don’t automatically mean bad decisions any more than good results automatically mean good decisions

    • Matt says:

      Sizemore has an OPS approaching .950 against lefties, and is horrible against righties, and was already 2-2 in the game with a bunch of hard hit balls.

      It’s a no brainer, especially since the offense has decided to take the night off.

      Just a disgraceful performance all around tonight thus far.

      • Matt says:

        Sizemore vs. RHP:

        .198, .603 OPS in 177 at bats

        And they weren’t going to PH for him there.

        • Greg says:

          Do you know that?

        • mbonzo says:

          Sizemore has an .849 OPS against LH starters in 120 PA. Thats not significant, especially when you’re talking about the best LH starter in the game. You wouldn’t have said anything if he got Sizemore out.

          • Matt says:

            That’s ridiculous. Even if the result is good, it’s still the wrong move.

            That is not a small number of at bats, especially against RHP. In his career so far as well:

            271 AB vs. RHP:

            .207/.295/.310

            Sizemore had already hit 2 balls pretty hard off of CC, a double off the RF wall and a hard grounder to right. In a 1 run game when you have Girardi’s bullpen, you have to get him right there to try to win the game.

  126. Dela G says:

    what kind of fucking strike zone is this???

  127. Captain Beatty says:

    The past two games have shown that our achilles heel is our manager. Bullpen management has been horrific. Starter left in too long both nights. Bunt last night was terrible with your hottest hitter. I just hope he doesn’t cost us two games in a row here.

  128. Greg says:

    See Robertson blew the lead,

  129. teddy says:

    outside of the pen, giradri not a good manager, my opinion only. suzuki and sizemore kill cc, he deserves blame, but giradri didn’t do his job. this offensive was pathetic . the A embrassed the yanks, cc deserve to lose

  130. Cy Pettitte says:

    wow this team is too hard to watch this series. can’t hit with RISP. pitching sucks.

  131. Captain Beatty says:

    Girardi strikes again. Way to go, Joe. Might be time just to turn this shit off and hope Girardi calls in sick tomorrow.

  132. JT says:

    Hmmm looked like the ump blocked his view of the ball

  133. Mojo says:

    Ha! That. Is. HILARIOUS.

  134. Greg says:

    See? Robertson blew the lead anyway.

  135. your mom says:

    FUCK this shit! RISP FAIL story of the day! A’s for the sweep tomorrow. Fuck all!

  136. V says:

    1) Joe Girardi LOVES to give up outs on bunts.
    2) Nunez on 3rd, Cervelli on 1st, Gardner batting has to be the fastest combo the Yankees have.
    3) Gardner has turned into a pretty damn good bunter.
    4) Why not suicide squeeze for the extra run (with Gardner a possibility to reach)?

  137. Wow says:

    Holy crap. Unbelievable.

  138. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    lets not forget that some douche that the yanks torched for 9 runs last time shut them down today

  139. your mom says:

    Oh yeah, fuck Coco Crisp too!

  140. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Hey, I have an idea! Let’s blame Girardi some more using our hindsight.

    • Jesse says:

      He should have brought in Robertson to face Sizemore. But I’m not going to blame him or anything. That’s just what I thought at the time.

  141. jay h says:

    yes, it’s clearly Girardi’s fault. I mean the two baserunners Robertson just allowed in a row would never had gotten if he came in earlier.

  142. Karl Krawfid says:

    Come back from the dentist to see this bullshit.

    Should have stayed at the dentist.

  143. jay h says:

    I just want to say that if there had been no outs that would have been an unassisted triple play

  144. Zooboy says:

    When’s the last time Soriano pitched?

  145. Kevin says:

    How baout having runners on 1st and 3rd no outs and we can’t bring them in.

  146. ItsATarp says:

    our RISP fail was just epically stupid

  147. Angel says:

    Why CC have to trow 100pitches every game? why Joe Why Joe¡

  148. Jesse says:

    Mark Teixeira IS NOT clutch

  149. Will says:

    Only Jesus (Montero) can save us from this shitty offense!

  150. Cy Pettitte says:

    set the MT25 to home run please

  151. teddy says:

    giradri,cc and offensive blew this game, cc needed to lock it down, giradri should pinch hit for gardner.

    and the yankees setup is pathetic

  152. Erica says:

    TEX WILL SHOW ALL Y’ALL

  153. Esteban says:

    Hey Teix sucks, but at least he still does that.

  154. Jesse says:

    This is one of those times I’m glad I’m wrong.

  155. teddy says:

    finally teix shows up, get mo up

  156. Captain Beatty says:

    The HR was Giambi like!

  157. jay h says:

    But… I thought Tex sucked in the clutch

  158. Mister Delaware says:

    Best popup ever.

  159. IRF says:

    All or nothing baby

  160. Jetrer says:

    there goes our weak-hitting unclutch first baseman again

  161. swishers fauxhawk says:

    I heard the game was over five minutes ago

  162. Pat D says:

    Man, Teix sux.

  163. Pasqua says:

    But a single to the opposite field is what he SHOULD have been trying for…

    Am I doing this right?

  164. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    There, can we stop whining about Teixeira for a second now?

    The dude has to be one of the most under-appreciated 40 home run hitters ever.

  165. Jimmy McNulty says:

    Hey, I thought Tex sucked?

  166. teddy says:

    what was that between cano and suzuki

  167. Kevin says:

    Tie game..but if we lose..it will be on our RISP FAILURE.

  168. -hoss c says:

    jeter should have squeezed! tex one night too late. need jorge to juice one!!

  169. teddy says:

    good hitting by posada

  170. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    What does it say about our bench that Andruw Jones is pinch running?

  171. Pinch running Jones?

  172. Cuso says:

    Hey guys!

    Tex > 2x + y

    where X = Swisher and Y = My stolen car.

  173. Jesse says:

    Wow, Andruw Jones is sure a burner….

  174. Mojo says:

    Hey Willie Sweet Dick, remember the occasionally spectacular Carl Crawford? MoFo’s 2-3 with 5 RBIs. So yeah, he still sucks. Oh, and that horrendous “SUX” offense? 11 runs (so far). Just sayin’ . . .

    • nedro says:

      Dude. I think yer lost.

    • Sweet Dick Willie says:

      It’s funny. Imagine the bitching in the game threads if Crawford was putting up his season numbers for the Yanks.

      Crawford, going into tonight was 252/288/384, and you termed that occasionally remarkable.

      Tex meanwhile, is 248/346/512, and gets skewered nightly.

      And let’s make a deal – you don’t put words in my mouth and I won’t put words in your mouth.

      I never said the Sux have a horrendous offense. You did say they have the best offense in baseball, which going into tonight, was a false statement.

    • RayFo says:

      I bet you’re one of those guys that said the A-Gonz for crap trade was not lopsided because Rizzo is killing it in the minors.

      • Mojo says:

        Haha. What? AGon is killing it. He’s been doing it essentially all season. I’d say the Sox came out ahead. The Red Sox are masters of the lopsided trade.

  175. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Is it just me, or did Nunez upgrade to a tighter helmet recently?

  176. Greg says:

    See Chavez gets in the game.

  177. Cy Pettitte says:

    Chavez will bury his former team right here.

  178. teddy says:

    come on chavez

  179. Stratman9652 says:

    His helmet didn’t fall off. I want my money back.

  180. Mister Delaware says:

    I WANT PIE!!!

  181. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Let’s blame Girardi some more, since we always do that.

  182. your mom says:

    I though Cervelli was clutch? Shoulda left him in.

  183. Greg says:

    Oh look, Chavez didnt get the job done

  184. Mojo says:

    Ya know? In all honesty, I would’ve rather had Cervelli up at the plate. He does have an innate tendency to hit in the clutch, or at least that’s how I choose to remember it.

    • Pasqua says:

      Yes, I think that’s how you choose to remember it; though, I do believe that Cervelli’s RBI:hits ratio is bizarre. This doesn’t mean he’s clutch, merely lucky.

  185. John Cerra says:

    Sorry, somebody told me Martin was hurt.

  186. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    Mo in tied games….yikes

  187. Greg says:

    Allen scares me a bit because lefties have hit Mo better this year.

  188. nedro says:

    And Greg to criticize the move in 3…2…1…
    Oh, wait, he only criticizes Girardi AFTER the move proves questionable. Fergot.

  189. Jesse says:

    I call Granderson walk off homer.

  190. Jetrer says:

    Jeter hasn’t got pie yet
    I want Jeter to get pie

  191. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    time for some pie

  192. Cuso says:

    Jeter hittin a walk off this inning

  193. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again:

    For Michael Kay, de los Santos is the new Brandon League.

  194. CBean says:

    If gritster gets on base, there better be no bunting

  195. bonestock94 says:

    Wow, that AB was a horror show.

  196. your mom says:

    3 pitch K. Gross!

  197. Jesse says:

    Damnit A-Hole hit another homer in Texas tonight.

  198. teddy says:

    guy got nasty stuff, bad at bat gardner

  199. Jesse says:

    Here comes the walk off homer by Granderson.

  200. James A says:

    I wonder if Ken Singleton knows the news about Mike Flanagan’s, his teammate for 9 years with Baltimore, passing
    I’m guessing know by his tone, but man that would be tough to do get that news while you were doing a game

  201. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    I can see it now: Granderson hits a walk off homerun; Burnett tries to pie Grandy but misses and walks him on four pitches; Girardi takes AJ out then fights him in the clubhouse. Everybody wins.

  202. CBean says:

    Grandypie?

  203. Greg says:

    Nasty stuff.

  204. Cy Pettitte says:

    De los Santos is disgusting

  205. your mom says:

    Another 3 pitch K. Yuck!

  206. your mom says:

    Ok so which Soriano will we be seeing tonight? Pre-injury or post?

  207. Cy Pettitte says:

    set the MT25 to walkoff for next inning please.

  208. teddy says:

    gotta love this awful home ump

  209. Karl Krawfid says:

    Why didn’t Granderson go for that?

  210. Monteroisdinero says:

    Soriano’s got that prayer in his cap that he relies on. Hope it works well now.

    Sizemore for MVP!!

  211. your mom says:

    Like I said before. Fuck Sizemore!

  212. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    “The Better Sizemore”

  213. JohnnyC says:

    Sizemore. It’s Scott not Grady, you guys.

  214. Pat D says:

    And the Tigers just gave this guy away?

  215. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    once sizemore leaves yankee stadium he will go 0 for his next 50

  216. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Let’s figure out how to make this Girardi’s fault

  217. Rey22 says:

    Guess we’re back to hating Soriano. Fuck.

  218. bonestock94 says:

    wut

  219. teddy says:

    fuck you soriano

  220. Cy Pettitte says:

    Coco Crisp? AGAIN? fuck this game.

  221. Greg says:

    Un believable. He guessed right twice tonight.

  222. Captain Beatty says:

    And that’s the ballgame. Thanks a lot, Girardi. Shouldn’t have even gone to extras if the right moves were made.

    • nedro says:

      oh, fuck off already

      • Stratman9652 says:

        Nevermind, I don’t even feel like going there. Clearly he should have put in someone who was guaranteed to get a hit with RISP or a pitcher who was guaranteed to not give up a run.

        • Matt says:

          Are you even watching this game?

          He left in Sabathia to face the one hitter in the lineup who has hit him hard all night, with Robertson warmed up in the bullpen ready to go. This same hitter has an OPS in his career that is over .200 points higher against LHP than RHP.

          The goal as a manager is to maximize your chances of winning the game. Girardi, once again, did not do that tonight.

          • Jetrer says:

            he should have brought in Robertson, but its not like its guaranteed that the Yankees would have won if he did
            Yankees failures in RISP were much bigger issue than any move or non-move by Girardi

            • Matt says:

              The outcome is irrelevant in this discussion. All that the manager can control is the decision making process, and his job is to put his team in the best position to win the game.

              Whether the pitcher gets it done or not, that’s outside of the manager’s control. If he makes the wrong move that burns him, and an obvious one in this case, then how can you be terribly surprised to see him getting criticized?

              Being lucky is not a good strategy to have as a manager. What happens when that luck runs out?

              • Jetrer says:

                I’m not at all saying that Girardi doesn’t deserve criticism.
                I’m saying that people saying the Yankees lost the game because of Girardi or that the game would not have gone to extras if the right moves were made is a gross overstatement.

    • Jetrer says:

      what??

    • ItsATarp says:

      Nothing Girardi did was wrong. Blame the fucking offense.

  223. Esteban says:

    Are you serious? Coco Crisp? ARGH. I’m going to the gym.

  224. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    wow

  225. Karl Krawfid says:

    Fucking embarrassing.

  226. CBean says:

    Well this sucks

  227. Dela G says:

    Coco fucking crisp??

    good fucking god

  228. ItsATarp says:

    What the fuck is up with the A’s hitter in the past few games? When did they stop sucking

  229. Pat D says:

    Coco Fucking Crisp?????? Just fucking shoot me in the fucking face with a fucking shotgun.

  230. wow says:

    offense… im so tired of this team right now.

  231. Rockstar4Life says:

    What is with giving up the long ball to this terrible offensive team?

  232. teddy says:

    i still blame giradri

  233. Jason says:

    Wasnt really sorianos fault, didnt look like a bad pitch acctually, idk what to say :-(

  234. flamingo says:

    I don’t even understand how this is happening.

    WHY, YANKEES, WHY.

  235. Frank says:

    So much for feasting on the hapless A’s.

  236. your mom says:

    FUCK FRUIT LOOPS, FROSTED FLAKES AND COCO CRISP!!!

  237. Captain Beatty says:

    Sox on the road at Texas, we’re at home vs Oakland and the Sox are the ones gaining ground. I have a feeling these two games Girardi cost us are going to come up huge in deciding the division.

  238. billysbartender says:

    deflated

  239. Cuso says:

    So much for the home series win streak…

  240. Greg says:

    So while the Red Sox beat up on a pretty good Texas Rangers team, we are struggling with the fucking Oakland A’s.

  241. teddy says:

    this what happens when your offensive doesn’t compete

  242. Kevin says:

    Figures..they have less hits then us, but come up in the clutch. Just go for the sweep guys, we deserve to lose!

  243. Monteroisdinero says:

    5 games with the O’s is coming at a good time.

    /hopeful

  244. your mom says:

    Soriano = $30 million+ well spent

  245. Greg says:

    No wonder George left us two years ago, he knew what was coming.

  246. Matt says:

    If anyone tries to say the usual drivel that the A’s “played the Yankees tough tonight,” I might throw up a little in the mouth.

    How are the A’s playing the Yankees tough? 1st and 3rd, 0 outs, and the Yankees didn’t score. Gardner popped out on a 2-0 fastball right down the middle to totally swing that inning back.

    Girardi leaves Sabathia in against the only hitter in the lineup who has hit him hard consistently tonight, and he gets beaten with Robertson sitting in the bullpen. The guy who beat him in his career has a .600 OPS against lefties in over 270 AB, and is crushing lefties this season.

    The Yankees are handing it to them on a silver platter, and they have left a mountain of baserunners on in these last two games. 2 for 10 with RISP tonight, and 1 for 12 last night.

    What a shame. Coming home to face a weak team like Oakland, and they are about to lose the series, and with little credit to the opposing team. They have thrown away so many games like tonight throughout this season, and have wasted the fact that they have been the far superior team to Boston throughout the season.

    • Matt says:

      .600 OPS against righties that is.

    • Rockstar4Life says:

      Far superior to Boston? I wouldn’t say that at all. They Red Sox have scored more runs and sport that pretty 10-2 record against the Yankees.

      • ItsATarp says:

        Talent wise, i’d say it’s about even.

        • Matt says:

          I would agree with you, but that’s not quite what I’m saying.

          The Yankees have outplayed them on the field all season, but have underachieved record wise due to games like tonight. A ton of these “blow up” type games, in which they waste opportunities all night, and then seem surprised to find that scoring 1 or 2 runs is not enough to win an AL game.

      • Matt says:

        Yes, far superior to Boston.

        More runs scored? Are you serious? The Yankees have a run differential that suggests they should be 4 games ahead of Boston in the standings right now, and 5 on the loss side.

        The Yankees have outplayed them by 8 games against every other team in the league. If Boston is so much better, as the idiot media people like to say, then why can’t they beat these other teams?

        The head to head is the most overblown thing. 9 of those 12 games came in the beginning of the season, in which the Yankees were beaten injury wise and lost a bunch of close games due to a shorter roster. They were 3 outs away a few weeks ago from taking 2/3 in Fenway Park.

        • Rockstar4Life says:

          They have a better record and they own the Yankees. So far superior is just pure fanboism. Sure anything can happen in the playoffs, but I still don’t have the confidence the Yankees can beat them in the playoffs.

          Who cares how they’ve played against everyone else. The Yankees have to go through them to get to the World Series, and so far they have shown nothing to say they can do that. CC has been horrid against them but hey if saying the Yankees have been far superior helps you sleep at night, by all means.

          • Matt says:

            You’ve been listening way too much to the media.

            You can’t use games in May and June as a bench mark of comparison between teams that are playing at completely different levels of performance right now, with different rosters as well. Those games are sunk, and their predictive power is limited.

            What is far more indicative is the fact that they played each other VERY tough in that last series in Fenway Park. The Yankees were 3 outs away from taking a series in their ballpark. Expecting them to go 10-1 or something against them is completely unreasonable. Things don’t even out, that’s not how it works.

            Head to head, these are two VERY evenly matched clubs. However, performance wise this year, it’s not even close. The Yankees have been the far better team, and it’s not an exaggeration, look at the numbers. The irrelevant head to head matchups are the difference in the standings, plus all of the games they keep giving away like tonight.

            I would pit this Yankees team with A-Rod against the Sox in an ALCS every day. Some of you people are incapable of looking at things objectively.

          • Matt says:

            Also, even with the Red Sox ahead of the Yankees in the standings right now, Cool Standings predicts them to finish in 2nd place because of their tougher schedule, and the Yankees better overall level of performance.

        • thumbs says:

          Well, the 1978 Red Sox were probably a superior team to the Yankees, and if Dents HR were just a few feet lower ….

          it is what it is

    • tom says:

      Frequently don’t agree with you, but tonight I do.

      It’s almost the end of August, and the Yankees haven’t figured out how to stop losing bleeders like this. Mid-season, you could say it’ll even out (as general stats say it will). But you’re correct: their run differential says they should be significantly ahead of the Red Sox — the best team in baseball, in fact — but a ludicrously high number of games that feel thrown away have left them dead even in the AL East at best. (Even after tonight, they’re even in the loss column) The pathetic thing: all the pundits who proclaimed the Sox the class of the division in March will, if the Yanks end up in second, think it’s talent winning out in the end. But it wouldn’t be.

      Also…I think alot of the abuse thrown at Girardi is unjustified, or at best overly self-righteous (for the record, I didn’t think the bunt last night was SO FUCKING STUPID ONLY THE MORON OF THE WORLD WOULD DO IT; I know alot of people disdain the bunt almost entirely, but setting up a situation where your two — or maybe three — best lefties would face a right-handed reliever needing only a single to tie seemed at least marginally defensible to me). However…I don’t understand why, with CC especially, but with Colon last night, too, he insists on extending starters to the point where the reliever coming in has to be perfect to avoid letting runs score. Yeah, Robertson put two guys on…but the A’s only scored because CC had put two on before him. One, I can see. That late, in a tight game, go with the glorious bullpen earlier.

      • Matt says:

        That’s what’s really frustrating about this team. They just can’t seem to shut it down when things start to snowball.

        People say that it’s unfair to compare them to 2009, but why is that the case? Talent wise, these teams aren’t that dissimilar. Both teams had deep lineups, great bullpens, and inconsistency behind Sabathia in the rotation. The difference is entirely in the games like tonight, games that you feel that the 2009 team rarely lost, and that the 2011 version seems to cough up at an alarming frequency. Of course, that ability to not make mistakes in key moments is the hallmark of any championship caliber club, and this team is not quite at that level right now.

        With how many games this year’s team has flat out blown, they could easily be 7 or 8 games ahead of Boston in the standings right now. They’ve been that much better than the Red Sox this year, and that’s even with all of the injuries.

        • Jetrer says:

          have the Red Sox not blown any games this year?

          • Matt says:

            Actually, other than the game against KC this weekend, they haven’t really imploded in that many games since the beginning of the season.

            It’s hard to say that you blew a game when you came back to tie it up and never had a lead to begin with. The Yankees have been blowing a freakishly large number of games this year for a team of this caliber, and sometimes in dramatic fashion.

  247. Karl Krawfid says:

    Yeah that’s the Tex I know.

  248. Rockstar4Life says:

    So the Yankees get the weak hitting A’s at home, while the Red Sox traveled to Texas and faced a team they have struggled with, especially in Texas. Just goes to show how unpredictable baseball is.

  249. Karl Krawfid says:

    Fucking Cano walking out of the god damn box.

    Fuck this team.

  250. Jimm says:

    Why couldn’t Mo had stayed in for the 10th?

  251. Stratman9652 says:

    Swisher is straight fucking shit up.

  252. CBean says:

    I love you Nick Swisher

  253. Captain Beatty says:

    Swisher just padding his stats in a sure loss. That’s what he does best.

    • Jorge says:

      Go ahead and put down a player trying to get his team back into the game. Amazing.

    • Jetrer says:

      so he should not hit when they are trailing
      just pack it in and give up
      Thats no way to get pie

    • Pasqua says:

      Now, what if Swisher’s hoemrun had been followed by a “bloop and a blast” (to borrow from Sterling) and the game had been tied? Would Swisher’s HR still merely have been “stat padding”? The context of the homerun would have remained the same. So, I guess it would have been stat padding, according to your logic. So…would you have typed that comment if the game had been tied following Swisher’s homer? I’m willing to bet you wouldn’t have.

      • tom says:

        Posada’s home run last night a perfect example. If Swish’s ball eludes the outfielder’s glove last night, Posada’s seemingly meaningless homer becomes a key part of an extraordinary comeback.

        Alot of people seem to have forgotten it ain’t over till it’s over.

    • The Mick says:

      So he was supposed to strike out or something to pacify your sulking?

  254. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Yeah, I think Swisher’s got Bailey’s number.

  255. tom says:

    24 hours late, Nick

  256. Jesse says:

    Now he hits the homer…

  257. ItsATarp says:

    Well Arod is back (again) soon. Maybe he can hit with RISP

  258. Pasqua says:

    And the division lead changes hands for what feels like the 300th time this season…

  259. Kevin says:

    Too little too late NIck, We just lost a series to Oakland. What a joke!

  260. your mom says:

    Anyone want to jump off the ledge with me?

  261. your mom says:

    If we get swept I will commit seppuku.

  262. Cuso says:

    Esteban?

    What am I thinking of?

    (hint: it rhymes with fat adding)

  263. Pasqua says:

    I suppose Swisher should have just left the bat on his shoulder and taken three strikes? Damned if you do, damned if you don’t, when it comes to some of this fanbase.

    • Cuso says:

      No.

      It’s fine. He’s obviously allowed to go yard there.

      I just make it my business that when people praise him as a 29HR, 90RBI guy, to point out exactly WHEN he accumulates those stats.

      My dislike of him is directly proportiionate to the over-zealous Swisher-lovers that think he’s such a great player.

      He’s an OK player and fails quite often in pressure ABs.

      /keepinitreal’d

      • Jetrer says:

        he’s a well above average player who fails quite often in pressure ABs
        BTW, all hitters fail quite often in pressure AB’s, but Swish does seem to fail more than average in those spots

      • Pasqua says:

        This “stat padding” argument is infuriating to me. I pose the same question to you as I did to The Cap’n up above:

        If Swisher’s hoemrun had been followed by a “bloop and a blast” (to borrow from Sterling) and the game had been tied, would Swisher’s HR still merely have been “stat padding”? The context of the homerun would have remained the same. So, I guess it would have been stat padding, according to your logic. How, in that case, would you defend the idea that his stats are “accumulated” dubiously?

        You certainly don’t need to love Nick Swisher, but the offensive production is what it is. When you try to argue that he doesn’t do it “when it counts” your argument suffers.

        • Cuso says:

          Lol, nice try, but my argument doesn’t suffer.

          It may indeed be infuriating, but the truth sometimes can.

          Your attempt to discredit my argument was through means of making Swisher’s at-bat retroactively “clutch” “if” guys do something of import following him up.

          If you’re down 3 runs with 2 outs and noone on in an August game against the A’s, it’s not a clutch AB. Period.

          But please. Be my guest and go look at Swish’s playoff performance the last two years.

          There are certainly arguments to be had for ‘your side of the fence’ with regard to Swisher.

          Howver, your claim that my argument ‘suffers’ and to back it up with faulty logic is pretty laughable in and of itself.

          • Pasqua says:

            It’s not laughable it’s fucking true. And it’s true because what you’re essentially arguing is that a professional baseball player should be judged by production that is arbitralily assigned a level of importance (by you, no less). Had the result that followed Swisher’s HR changed…i.e., the Yanks won / tied the game in (admittedly) dramatic fashion, would you still criticize his HR as stat padding? As I said before, the context of HIS homerun would not change, only the result, which he does not control (and, if anything, helped to create). You’re trying to have your cake and it eat it too by diminishing what he did in that at-bat in order to substatntiate your own opinion of Swisher (which, of course, you are entitled to have). That’s not “keeping it real,” that’s keeping it one-sided. So, yes, I maintain that your argument suffers when it is dependent on a variable that you apply as you see fit.

          • Pasqua says:

            And a follow-up: I’m not making Swisher’s at-bat retroactively “clutch” insomuch as I don’t believe in the concept of “clutch.” My point in that scenario is that, to dismiss the HR as stat-padding, is a flawed argument because there is no guarantee as to what will happen following that at-bat. Was it likely that they would still lose? Absolutely. But to argue that hitting a HR in that situation is reflective of a player’s ability / make-up strikes me as the argument of someone who will make a case against that player no matter what.

            And, lastly, you urge me to look at Swisher’s performance in the playoffs. Yeah…not so good. But if RAB has taught us anything, it’s to beware of sample size. I have cursed at Swisher many-a-time over the last two postseasons, but I would never dismiss his offensive production because of the context in which he produces.

      • Mister Delaware says:

        You’re just padding your stupid post total after the game is over.

  264. Greg says:

    The goal for the Yankees every year is to be the best team in baseball. This is not the best team in baseball. Therefore the season is a failure.

    And for those saying that that the playoffs are about luck, we haven’t gotten lucky all year. WHat makes you think we’ll get lucky in October?

    • ItsATarp says:

      Because Luck is something that is cumulative right?

      Also the goal is to win the WS. The Giants were not the best team in the league last year…like never…they barely made it into the postseason. Yet they won the WS.

      • Greg says:

        If this Yankee team ends up winning the WS, I will be stunned beyond belief.

        • ItsATarp says:

          Really? So you think the 3rd best record in MLB and pretty much match the sox talent wise, is a long shot to win the WS?

          • Greg says:

            I just dont see that attitude from them that I saw in the second half of 2009. Unfairly compoared or not, I want to see that swagger and fire more from this team.

            • Pasqua says:

              “Swagger and fire” are meaningless terms, Greg. They won a shitload of games late (and dramatically), not because they willed themselves to do it with piss and vinegar, but because talent and luck merged beautifully (and freaksishly often). The talent is still there, you just can’t count on the luck. That’s the difference.

    • Pasqua says:

      Greg, don’t go talking crazy again. Take some deep breaths before you type. It’ll help.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile says:

      You’re fucking joking right?

      The goal for the Yankees is to win the World Series. The World Series hasn’t been decided yet. So drink some warm milk or something and stop whining.

    • Jorge says:

      Again, what exactly were you doing in 1991, because you couldn’t have possibly been rooting for the New York Yankees back then.

    • Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

      The goal is to win the WS. Would you be happy if the Yankees had a 2006 Cardinals season, where they were never the best team, but still won the WS?

  265. Jesse says:

    The Yankees are now the worst team in baseball because they lost to Oakland at home two straight games.

    /ESPN’d

  266. Jorge says:

    I don’t mind losing games like last night’s, where a valiant effort on the team’s part comes short. This? Drives me up the damn wall.

    I wish teams would learn their lesson as to giving multi-year deals to guys like Rafael Soriano, but they won’t.

  267. Wow says:

    So frustrated with this team…

  268. Kiko Jones says:

    Not gonna blame Soriano when stranded runners continually keep biting the Yankees on the butt. Also, this is not the time of the year to be losing series to last place teams.

    Not on the ledge, I’m enjoying the team and appreciate how they’ve been in the thick of first place this season, but anyone that feels confident about the Yankees obtaining the ultimate goal is too much of an optimist. They might be able to overcome Detroit, but Texas and Boston? Doubt it.
    Anyway, it’s still late August, so I’ll continue enjoying the team but I doubt there will be much baseball in October up in The Bronx.

    • FIPster Doofus says:

      “Not on the ledge”

      “I doubt there will be much baseball in October up in The Bronx.”

      Pick a side and go with it.

      • Kiko Jones says:

        I’ve already picked a side, it’s called “Yankee fan who wholeheartedly supports the team but is pragmatic and doesn’t drink the Kool-Aid.”

        • Mister Delaware says:

          There is absolutely nothing pragmatic about writing off one of the five teams that has already almost virtually assured themselves of a playoff spot.

          • Kiko Jones says:

            Do you honestly believe the Yankees can get past achieving a playoff spot? Does this team inspire that kind of confidence? I’d like to see it happen and would celebrate it wholeheartedly but I’m not setting myself up for heartbreak. “Hope for the best, plan for the worst”, I think people call it.

            • Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

              You’re basing way too much on 2 losses. They were bad losses, but you’re still basing too much on them.

              • Kiko Jones says:

                Not basing it on 2 losses, more like a staggering amount of stranded runners across the season most of which in games where they could’ve been the difference; a starting rotation riddled w/ question marks when it comes to the postseason; and playoffs where the team would be at a seeming disadvantage vs 2 of the other 3 teams (one which has currently a 10-2 record vs the Yankees). But maybe I’m wrong about all this. I hope I am. And will rejoice if that’s the case.

                • Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

                  The same can be said for Boston, too.

                  Their starting pitching is just as questionable as the Yankees, if not more so. They don’t have anyone reliable behind Beckett and Lester. Also, the injuries have to be a concern. How will Youk rebound? What about Ortiz? All teams have their problems, and there is plenty of time before the playoffs for the Yankees to fix theirs.

        • FIPster Doofus says:

          Well, one minute you’re supposedly not on the ledge; the next you’re making ledge-type statements about the team being a quick out in the playoffs.

          FWIW, dating back to the preseason, at no point have I expected this Yankees team to get beyond the ALCS. That continues to be my side. I hope they prove me wrong, obviously.

          • Kiko Jones says:

            The ledge is for those who think the Yankees are done and will be overcome by the Rays or a similar scenario.

            And btw, neither one of us believes the team will reach the ultimate goal but I’m on the ledge and you’re not. Uh huh, OK.

            • FIPster Doofus says:

              There’s a difference. I’m not writing the team off. You seem to be, judging by some of the statements you made above. You’re not the pragmatist you’re painting yourself as.

              • Kiko Jones says:

                We’re making basically the same statement; we’re both “writing them off” at the same time: in the post season. How am I on the ledge and you’re the sound thinker? Ugh.

                • FIPster Doofus says:

                  After rereading your posts, I guess it was unwarranted to give you a hard time. We pretty much agree. Sorry about that.

    • Jetrer says:

      Oakland isn’t a last place team

    • Jesse says:

      I blame Soriano. He gave up the game winning 3 run homer to COCO CRISP. That’s a major fail on his part.

      • Kiko Jones says:

        Not excusing Soriano’s screw up but if they don’t strand runners, as they’ve been doing generously, it doesn’t have to come to that. Mo would’ve wrapped it up. Game over.

  269. Accent Shallow says:

    Losing to Sizemore and Crisp kinda stings.

  270. Kevin says:

    Sorry, games like tonight show a preview of the post season. We are unclutch with RISP and give up a three run homer to Coco Crisp?! What a joke!

  271. Kiko Jones says:

    *be

  272. Karl Krawfid says:

    Fuck it, A-Rod is my favorite player, but I’m blaming his ass.

    Got the team all amped up by returning, then the idiot hurts his thumb.

  273. Ethan says:

    Wow this game sounded absolutely painful. Kind of glad I wasn’t watching this one. Rough loss.

  274. Rainbow Connection says:

    I knew the game would suck, so I went out for the night.

  275. whitey says:

    Had a chance for the knockout blow in the 7th

  276. Kevin says:

    This game is NOT on CC. It’s on the offense who had runners on first and third no outs and oculdn’t score. The game NEVER should have gone to extra innings.

  277. Oscar Gamble's Fro says:

    Greg is fucking with all of you. It is hilarious to watch. There is no way that person is real. None.

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