Aug
25

Game 128: Delayed by Rain

By

(Photo Credit: Flickr user notladj via Creative Commons license)

Whoo-pee. The game isn’t going to start on time, because it’s raining. Which it will do all weekend. Also, apparently the Yankees talked to the Orioles about playing a doubleheader tomorrow, to get a bit ahead of the rain. The O’s reportedly refused. I get why they wouldn’t want to help the Yanks, but why not be a bit more accommodating when there is a known weather issue in the area? I guess you can be a dick when the games are meaningless to you.

(May the Orioles have many more meaningless games in their future.)

In good news, A-Rod is tentatively in the lineup, though he has to get through a pre-game workout. I haven’t seen anything that suggests he’s been removed, so it looks like he’ll actually play today.

Lineup:

1. Derek Jeter, DH
2. Curtis Granderson, CF
3. Mark Teixeira, 1B
4. Alex Rodriguez, 3B
5. Robinson Cano, 2B
6. Nick Swisher, RF
7. Russell Martin, C
8. Eduardo Nunez, SS
9. Brett Gardner, LF

And on the mound, number sixty-five, Phil Hughes.

Categories : Game Threads
  • V

    All the Orioles have to play for is revenue, and Yankee games provide that revenue.

    If the Orioles refuse to accomodate the Yankees, agree to make up the game the day after the season ‘ends’. Given that the game will likely be completely meaningless, start the non-playoffs bench players (and let it leak to the media that you intend on playing bench players). No revenue for the Orioles.

    • Kostas

      Or, if you wait until the season is over, just forfeit the games, not sure if that is possible, then there is no revenue… games will be meaningless anyway.

    • Jetrer

      if the game was completely meaningless at that point, I don’t think it would be played at all
      This really makes no sense for Baltimore. Playing 2 on Friday is their best chance to get the added revenue.

    • Charles

      Makes sense from a Revenue standpoint, last minute change on a friday means that less people come to the day game, more night games on weekends=more profit.

      • Jetrer

        the games on Saturday are likely to be rained out = no profit

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

      Both teams have mutual off days scheduled for back-to-back Thursdays, September 8th and September 15th.

      September 8th is a dead day in a Orioles road trip between New York and Toronto. For the Yankees, it’s a traveling day ending a homestand against the Orioles and heading west to Anaheim.

      September 15th is a dead day in an Orioles homestand between the Rays and Angels. For the Yankees, it’s in the middle of a roadtrip coming back from Seattle going to Toronto.

      The O’s would obviously prefer the September 15th date to fill in the dead day on the homestand, but that first date isn’t ornerous for either club; the Yankees will be home the day before and are scheduled to fly west the day after; the O’s are on the road but it’s an east coast roadie anyway, it’s doable.

      • Cuso

        don’t want to make you “ornery”, but the word you’re looking for is “onerous”

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

          Bah, typo. My bad.

      • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

        Good. So when three or four games get rained out this weekend, they can play one or two doubleheaders on either end of a west coast trip. Sounds great.

        • CP

          I don’t think they’d be allowed to play on both of those day. The CBA has a limit (I think 21) on the number of days in a row that a team can play. Particularly in this instance where an alternative can be planned for ahead of time (for both the Orioles games and the Tampa game that needs to be made up), I don’t see why the union would allow an exception.

    • Kiko Jones

      All good options in my book. Spiteful, yes, but if the O’s are being dicks, fuck ‘em.

  • Tom Zig

    May Brian Matusz never regain his fastball.
    May Peter Angelos turn into Al Davis and own the Orioles forever.

    • Kostas

      Think Angelos is on his way. He is the greatest asset to the other teams in the AL East just as Davis is the greatest asset to the Chargers, Broncos, and Chiefs.

  • mike_h

    anyword on start time??

    • UncleArgyle

      I heard after 2

  • Tom Zig

    It’s really annoying how the Yankees give the courtesy of an early game on getaway day but most other teams do not return the favor for the Yankees.

  • UncleArgyle

    Give the O’s a break. One of their broadcasters (Mike Flanagan) literally just offed himself over the teams crappy play. I mean can you get any lower as a Franchise? That has to be rock bottom, right? And I say this with all due respect to the family of Mike Flanagan, really sad stuff.

    • jsbrendog

      how is this related to denying a doubleheader that was requested not because theyankees want it but because if they dont the game has a 75-90% chance of not being played?

      • UncleArgyle

        Its probably not related….I was just saying “Give the O’s a Break”….on wishing them ‘many more meaningless games in their future’ because a beloved member of their organization just died. Pretty straight forward I thought

        • jsbrendog

          no not straightforward imo but i hear what youre sayin now

    • http://twitter.com/JimIsBored JimIsBored (Jim S)

      I mean this respectfully, but don’t oversimplify something that would cause a (reported) suicide. Depression is a hell of a mental illness, it’s irrational, and while the given reason may be crappy play, it speaks of much larger underlying issues.

      What a depressing story. I live in the Baltimore area, people are really shaken up over this.

      • Rainbow Connection

        Depression isn’t irrational. It’s about the most rational thing someone can feel.
        This world is terrible. It makes sense to leave it.

        • http://twitter.com/JimIsBored JimIsBored (Jim S)

          Wow. Fuck you.

    • nsalem

      Why would you say he committed suicide over the teams crappy play. Was this something you read or an attempt at humor?

      • DERP

        Supposedly all the losses that the Orioles picked up when he was GM were really hard on him. Not saying that had anything to do with his death though.

      • http://twitter.com/JimIsBored JimIsBored (Jim S)

        WBAL:

        http://www.wbaltv.com/sports/28967968/detail.html

        Flanagan took his life “despondent over what he considered a false perception from a community he loved of his role in the team’s prolonged failure.”

      • UncleArgyle

        No It wasn’t an attempt at humor. The initial reports mentioned that all the Orioles losses played a role in Flanagans depression. It was an honest question. Can the Orioles franchise go any lower, or is this rock bottom. I can’t imagine it getting much worse personally.

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

          “One of their broadcasters (Mike Flanagan) literally just offed himself over the teams crappy play.” is an extremely tactless and fairly incorrect way of saying that “The initial reports mentioned that all the Orioles losses played a role in Flanagans depression.”.

          It was the blunt and conflated way you worded your initial post that drew criticism. Mike Flanagan suffered from depression which probably played a role in his suicide, and the criticism he took while GM of the team (not the losses themselves, mind you, the criticism) is believed to have played a role in the depression.

          It’s much more nuanced than the “The Orioles keep losing so Flanagan killed himself” statement that you made, and now’s probably not the best time to bring it up anyway.

          • UncleArgyle

            My goodness. How can everyone be able to respond to my posts with their hands nailed to the cross? Did anyone read the last line of my post, or was that part just glossed over. Anyway, I wasn’t trying to be a dick, so we can all relax.

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

              Or, instead of blaming all of us, you could just say “Yeah, that was very poorly worded, my bad.”

              • UncleArgyle

                Nah, I think its worded just fine. I’m not going to mince words just to make sure I’m politically correct.

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

                  I’m not objecting to your lack of political correctness, I’m objecting to your lack of factual correctness.

                  • CP

                    Oddly enough, in today’s politics, political correctness is demanded, but factual correctness can come and go.

                  • UncleArgyle

                    Are the facts really that far off Tommy? As far as I can tell your saying I was wrong to imply he killed himself over Orioles losses, because in reality he killed himself over the criticism from Orioles losses? I really think your splitting hairs here.

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

                      As far as I can tell your saying I was wrong to imply he killed himself over Orioles losses, because in reality he killed himself over the criticism from Orioles losses? I really think your splitting hairs here.

                      That’s a pretty fucking large hair. You could split that hair with a semi truck.

                      A depressed person killing himself because a baseball team loses lots of games ≠ a depressed person killing himself because of the extensive public criticism he was personally subjected to during and after his tenure overseeing that baseball team losing lots of games

                      That’s not splitting hairs, it’s splitting trees.

                    • UncleArgyle

                      You gotta be kidding me Tommy. Anyway, I’m going to kill myself if I have to talk about this anymore. I’ll agree to disagree. (responce to below post)

                • http://twitter.com/JimIsBored JimIsBored (Jim S)

                  I missed the at bats where there are 10 foul balls.

                  • http://twitter.com/JimIsBored JimIsBored (Jim S)

                    reply fail. wtf rab?

    • Pat D

      Not sensing tact is a strong point of yours.

      I mean, even if that’s what happened, it doesn’t need to be said in this context or forum.

      • UncleArgyle

        Relax my friend. If you read my comments I’m pretty sure that you’ll be able to tell I’m not making fun of suicide, or depression, or Irish people, or whatever else someone wants to read into it.

        • Pat D

          I know you didn’t mean anything by it. What I’m saying is that it didn’t need to be said.

          • UncleArgyle

            I was just saying that today might not be the best day to wish ill will on the Orioles franchise. But I hear what your saying. Believe me, I get now that this forum wasn’t the place to mention this.

  • James A

    Not to be a Dotf spoiler, but I hope nobody was too excited about Marte pulling a 2009, his line wasn’t very pretty. Feliciano had a solid inning however, still unlikely he gets back though

    • Tom Zig

      The fact that the two of them threw pitches and didn’t spontaneously combust is a miracle.

      • jsbrendog

        has anyone ever actually see them at the same place at the same time…..?

        just sayin…

    • Pat D

      I’m fascinated that Marte was somehow able to get two outs and allow six hits on only 22 pitches.

      I guess that’s the definition of “hittable.”

  • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

    If baseball players weren’t such wusses they would play through the hurricane.

    - Football fans

    • jsbrendog

      baseball players arent allowed to take steroids, nfl players are.

      that’s my argument which makes no sense.

      • Kiko Jones

        Makes no sense, indeed. But I’m backing you on this one.

        • Jorge

          Seconded.

  • CP

    The Yankees currently have 4 days off scheduled before the first ALDS game: Sept 8, 15, 28 and 29. The two in-season off days are at either end of a west coast road trip.

    If they lose three games over the weekend (as I would expect), how on earth would they make them up?

    • http://twitter.com/JimIsBored JimIsBored (Jim S)

      Depending on how many they actually lose, they may not make them up.

  • Mojo

    I didn’t read it, only saw the headline on ESPN’s front page, but apparently Nolan’s worried about his starters being fatigued? Does this provide even more incentive to take the wildcard? Although I’d seriously hate giving way to the Sox and granting the scum bags first place, if that statement holds any merit, I do believe the Rangers may not be so bad after all . . . The only problem being, however, should the Rangers be beaten, we’d still have to worry (in all probability) about Boston.

    • boogie down

      I honestly think we should simply play to the best of our abilities and have confidence in our team, no matter whom we face. You don’t play as well as we have for as long as we have without being able to succeed against top-tier competition, even otherworldly CYA-winning/possible-MVP pitchers.

    • Pat D

      If he’s so concerned about them being fatigued, maybe he should put them back on pitch counts.

  • boogie down

    Since it’s always sunny in Philadelphia, they should have no problem getting this one in.

    And, to use another TV reference, I want #65 to be so dominant that the A’s are left muttering, “Fuck HUGH(es), fuck HUGH(es).”

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

    Watching the rain delay Hope Week programming:

    Apparently, A.J. Burnett’s sons take lessons on him in the field of “How to style your hair without styling your hair”.

    • Pat D

      But isn’t that the style now? The “I just fell out of bed and so my hair naturally looks this way” style.

      I blame Robert Pattinson for that shit.

  • Billy Pilgrim

    I think Hughes will continue to show that he is our #2 starter. Colon is wearing down, Freddy went on the DL, AJ sucks, so Hughes has stepped into that #2 starter role.

    CC
    Hughes
    Nova
    Garcia

    Can we win with this rotation in the playoffs? The offense will have to do better than they have the past 2 days- 3 lead off doubles, 0 runs scored.

    • http://twitter.com/JimIsBored JimIsBored (Jim S)

      I think in the future Hughes could be > Nova, but this year, I’d have a hard time not starting Nova in the 2 slot.

      Garcia’s coming back on Saturday, no reason to believe the DL stint is cause for long term alarm.

      • Dan

        I agree that Nova should be ahead of Hughes and in a 7 game series I might want Garcia pitching Game 3 to line him up to pitch game 7 because I would not want to start Hughes in a big game so I could even see moving Hughes to game 4. In the first round though I would put Hughes at Game 3

    • theyankeewarrior

      LOL

  • DERP

    tentative start time of 2:30

  • Pat D

    2:30 according to LoHud.

  • pat

    Pulling the tarp off.

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

      TWSS

      • Pat D

        Alright, I’ve had enough.

        Who’s “she?” And why does “she” keep saying all these things?!?

  • pat

    Lol, putting the tarp back on.

    • pat

      NVM, just folding it. My bad.

  • Rainbow Connection

    Why is the game still delayed when hasn’t really rained since 12:30?

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

      Bitter DePaul fans?

      If there’s any such thing as a DePaul fan anymore.

      • http://twitter.com/JimIsBored JimIsBored (Jim S)

        What the F*$# is a DePaul?

        • Pat D

          It’s a little like SMU football, just without the repeated NCAA violations.

    • Phife Dawg

      DePaul: the school that makes Providence, Seton Hall, and Rutgers basketball look less shitty.

  • Kevin

    Bottom line, the O’s know they’re out of it..so Angelos goal is to screw over the Yanks in any way he can.

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

    Alright, Hughesie. Do your thang.

  • Greg

    For the most part, basic A’s baseball, soft single, steal, sac bunt

  • steve s

    I’m sure there are a few out there in RAB land that are holding tickets for some or all of the Balt series (and, perhaps unrefundable, hotel reservations) who are feeling pretty miserable right about now. On a personal level would like to have seen a Friday DH in order test Stub Hub’s “Fan Protect” Guarantee policy which promises a full refund for events cancelled and that don’t occur on a “later” date (my interpretation being that scheduling a cancelled game for an “earlier” date would entitle you to a refund). Oh well.

    • Jetrer

      I’ve got tickets for Friday and both games Saturday. Friday should be OK, but Saturday isn’t looking so good. Then drive back to CT during hurricane on Sunday.
      Fun is.

      • steve s

        What is spooking me into not going (I have tickets for both Sat games) is that the Inner Harbor flooded during the last hurricane that had a similar path to Irene so the thought of seeing my car floating away in the Bay is enough to give me pause. Good luck on your trip home.

        • Jetrer

          thanks. looking forward to it

  • CBean

    Listening to Sterling as I’m at work. So far he’s called Weeks caught stealing and then retracted, Matsui struck out, and then retracted… this is going to be a long game.

    • Billy Pilgrim

      He keeps harping on the fact that the 1-0 lead might hold up in a rain shortened game.

      • Greg

        TO be fair it might.

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

          Why am I not surprised this was your comment?

  • Mister Delaware

    Dear Santa,

    I’ve been extra good this year. What I want more than anything is a reliable putaway pitch because I think it would help me and …

  • Cuso

    Hughes has reverted to strike-two-and-a-half form

    • NJ_Andy

      Just one batter. Have patience.

    • Greg

      Again to be fair, Hughes threw some good curveballs that Matsui fouled off in that at bat.

      • teddy

        if hughes had a good curveball, he would k matsui

      • Dan

        Yes, but Hughes has had problems in most of his starts with putting hitters away when he gets to two strikes.

  • http://twitter.com/JimIsBored JimIsBored (Jim S)

    Eh. Weak single, bunt, flyout, strikeout. Could be worse.

    Would have much preferred that flyout on 3-4 pitches, not 50.

  • Greg

    He is on FIIIIIIIIIIIRE

  • teddy

    nice jeter, can yanks get him in

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

    Laced.

  • Chip

    Man, I’ve missed that swing

  • Urban

    Jeter haters still around or have they moved on to AJ?

    • MannyGeee

      making their way to A-Rod hatin, by way of AJ hatin,

    • Mike c

      Teixeira

    • Mike c

      Tex

  • CBean

    Get Jeter home, Grandyman.

  • MannyGeee

    wow, Jeter is monsterous. lets see if we can drive him home.

  • dkidd

    what is jeter batting since coming off the dl? has to be like .350

    • MannyGeee

      .358 per Suzy

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

      .353/.405/.468

      • dkidd

        insane

        never has someone looked so done

        it’s fun to be wrong!

  • nsalem

    Rickey says “Rickey is impressed”

  • Cuso

    Man, that Derek Jeter guy isn’t too good, huh?

  • Greg

    Too many K’s

  • teddy

    unbelieveable, thats what a strikeout pitch, too bad hughes will never have one again

    • NJ_Andy

      Absolutely right. Good point. He hasn’t had any strikeouts since… last inning.

      Honestly dude, give it a rest. One run on a soft hit, stolen base, sac bunt, sac fly? That’s not the worst thing in the world. Have some patience, see where the games goes. We’ve seen one inning out of Hughes.

      Zen baseball, man. Zen baseball.

  • Chip

    Granderson just seems off this series

    • CBean

      he hasn’t had a hit yet! Let’s hope he shakes this off soon.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Great at bat from Granderson.

  • The Big City of Dreams

    I guess I got my swagger back…truth

    Signed
    The slap hitting short stop

  • MannyGeee

    /smallball’d!

  • Greg

    Tex picked up Grandy. Good job.

  • teddy

    good job teix

  • Mojo

    Haha. This team is so fu**ing pathetic. I swear, this season has been filled with more RISP failures and inabilities to put the ball in play with men on 2nd/3rd than any season of recent memory.

    • Greg

      YOu know they did get it done.

    • Mojo

      That was directed at the Grandy at-bat. I realize MT25 got the SF but I could also contend that he failed to get a hit and raise his pitiful average, but I won’t. 1 run a piece. Let’s hope that A-Rod annihilates.

    • dkidd

      that’s a phiction created by your phrontal lobe

    • Jetrer

      they were worse with RISP last year, worse in productive outs last year, and worse at getting run in from 3rd with < 2 outs last year

    • CP

      WTF is wrong with Hughes? He really needs to correct that .750 BABIP he’s sporting so far. I mean, the strike outs are nice, but if he can’t make the A’s hit the ball right at defenders, how can he be successful?

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Phil Phuckin’ Hughes

    Good, the Yankees didn’t Phuck up this Golden Opportunity.

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

      Lookin’ phine so phar.

    • dkidd

      this bit will never cease being phunny

      phor reals

      • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

        Phantastic. I’ll keep everyone entertained.

  • teddy

    swung at ball 4,nasty splitter

  • Karl Krawfid

    Everyone knew that pitch was coming.

  • wtf is this post

    who cares??????????

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

    1. Major League
    2. Eight Men Out

    (gap)

    3. The Natural

    (large gap)

    4. Bull Durham
    5. Field of Dreams

    • dkidd

      bull durham should rank higher, imo

      it’s fun watching smart actors (tim robbins) play dumb characters

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

        I like Robbins generally, but Bull Durham was nothing special to me. It’s not a bad movie by any stretch, but it’s not a great movie either IMO.

  • teddy

    not sure hughes should start when he has 1 good pitch

    • Greg

      He’s gotten 2 k’s looking but your point is taken to a degree.

      • teddy

        i haven’t seen one and swing and missed on a breaking pitch, how many does harden have

    • CP

      Good thing he has more than that.

    • jonathan

      which pitch is that exactly? his fastball which he seems to have no idea where its going, his roll me up there curveball, his i am afraid to throw you change up, or the way to straight cutter.

    • NJ_Andy

      Query: What would everyone prefer from Hughes? An outing like this where he’s racking up the K’s, but has allowed a few runs or an outing like that last where he couldn’t fool anybody, but was able to keep getting weak contact?

      I’m viewing this start as a plus going forward, honestly.

    • theyankeewarrior

      I don’t think he really has any good pitches.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    I’m still laughing at the umpire Phalling on that Week’s stolen base. Very phunny.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Phil Phuckin’ Hughes

      He stole that quote from me.

  • Greg

    See that was a good pitch. Good hitting by DeJesus

  • Greg

    That was a meatball.

  • jon

    back the the hughes we all know

  • Mister Delaware

    Does nobody ever show Swish video of his throws to get him to stop?

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Phil NEEDS to stop Phalling behind.

  • Billy Pilgrim

    With #2 starters like Phil Hughes who needs bums like AJ Burnett? He’s just getting destroyed again by the As.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Embarrassing.

  • King George

    I think it’s safe to say the 2012 rotation will be better. Just a hunch.

    • Greg

      Would you shed some light on that please.

      • http://twitter.com/johnSC2000 JohnnyC

        I would hope to God it is better. 2011 has been a wing and a prayer aka CC and the Mysterians.

      • King George

        CC, Darvish, Wilson >>>>>> Hughes and Burnett. And those are just FAs. Anyone who has watched over the past 10 days should have learned that the Yankees will improve the rotation. It’s a must and a guarantee. Watching this makes me sick.

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

          Watching this makes me sick.

          Cool story, bro.

          • King George

            You on RAB every hour of the day…Even cooler. Not sure if you work…

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

                The links are much appreciated. But, I was referring to you being on every day. I don’t have time to comment on everything at every hour. I try and go on often, but I often times can’t. Take a day off or five, no TSJC? Think about it…

            • http://twitter.com/JimIsBored JimIsBored (Jim S)

              Blog slapfights: the height of entertainment.

        • The Big City of Dreams

          Darvish?

          • King George

            Yeah, Yu Darvish. Supposedly, the next wonderkid coming from Japan. All reports indicate he is a stud. But, we all know the Yanks luck with Japanese pitchers…

            • The Big City of Dreams

              Yea I know who he is. With how Japanese pitchers have turned out I’m not sold on his hype unlike some fans on other boards who basically feel the move for him has to be made at all costs.

              • King George

                Agreed.

  • teddy

    hughes getting rocked because he has 1 good itched, his cutter,changeup and curveball are all awful pitches, accodring to fansgraph.

    • Jetrer

      that also includes the 3 starts in April when he was getting rocked pitching with a dead arm.
      Last 30 days fastball, cutter, and change all have above average values
      His fastball, cutter, and change were all above average last year
      Starters can certainly succeed with 3 above average pitches

    • Frank

      FANGRAPHS

  • Greg

    Hey a swing and a miss.

    • teddy

      on a breaking pitch, miracle i was at fansgraph, seeing every pitch he had other than his fastball, are below average.

      he a reliever really

      • http://twitter.com/johnSC2000 JohnnyC

        No, he a starter. Geradri’s a moron.

      • Greg

        ANd then he blew it by someone.

      • Jetrer

        his cutter and changeup were below average when he was pitching injured
        Last year and last 30 days, they were both above average
        He’s a starter

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Phil Phuckin’ Hughes

    Phillin’ up the K column.

    • dkidd

      phinding his phocus

  • Mojo

    Hmm. Clearly someone does not have it today . . . Sweep City anyone? Phil needs a nickname that takes into account strikes of the contacted variety. Phoul Huge? I don’t know. Work with me people!

    • jay h

      really, because Dejesus did a good job on a good pitch and hughes made one other mistake he doesn’t have it? By the way, he has 4 strikeouts already.

      • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Phil Phuckin’ Hughes

        And the Weeks run came on Weeks getting a seeing eye single.

        • jay h

          exactly. That’s why i didn’t mention that one

      • Mojo

        I see no sign of a sobriquet. I have no choice but to stick with Phoul Huge, as lame as that is.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Phil Phuckin’ Hughes

      No. Phil will not lose this game. Keep the Phaith!

  • Dan

    The problem with Hughes isn’t as much the lack of the strikeout, but his process for getting outs. He hardly ever gets quick outs. Every batter he has faced has seen at least 5 pitches except Crisp and the only reason he saw fewer was because he bunted. He should be nowhere near a playoff rotation because his stuff isn’t good enough this year. I would rather see him come out of the bullpen for an inning or two where he might be able to pump his fastball and cutter up a few MPH.

    • Dan

      This also leads to high pitch counts where he ends up barely being able to get through 4-5 innings as a starter.

      • http://twitter.com/johnSC2000 JohnnyC

        It must be your cable package. Hughes has gone 6 or more innings in 5 of his last 6 starts including 7 and 2/3 his last start.

        • jay h

          shhhh, you’re ruining the narrative

        • Dan

          I have seen most of his recent starts, but I feel like this is more of the norm for Hughes because he still looks similar to how he looked at the beginning of the year, average fastball, average curve, below average cutter, bad changeup. He doesn’t have the pitches to be successful against good hitting teams. I would not want him starting a game against Texas, Detroit, or Boston in the postseason.

          • Jetrer

            Not to ruin your narrative, but his fastball has been well above average, eighth best among AL starters this year, and his cutter and changeup both had above average run values last year and last 30 days

            • Dan

              Show me where you saw that his fastball is 8th best because I am pretty sure I can name about 10 starters with much better fastballs without much effort. Maybe he just can’t pitch to Oakland, but outside of one start against a very beat up and fairly weak hitting Twins team he has looked mediocre against good teams. If the A’s can hit him around like this, he will not make it out of the 2nd or 3rd inning against playoff teams.

              • Jetrer

                8th best in run value per 100 pitches
                Fangraphs, the stat is wFB/C (I used 50 innings min. because Hughes doesn’t have enough innings to be qualified)

                • Dan

                  I’m also thinking after today Hughes might be a quite a few ticks lower. Just from the eye test you would be crazy to think that Hughes has a better fastball than CC, which I think was what you said below.

                  • Jetrer

                    more effective is what I think I said, or meant anyways, and purely statistically
                    Hughes fastball has been very effective, despite the lower velocity

      • Jetrer

        he’s gone at least 6 innings in 5 of his last 6 starts

  • Greg

    4 k’s

  • Chip

    Just when you think he can’t get anybody out. He blows it by a few guys. Hopefully he settles down and can give us 6 yet

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

      It’s almost as if snap judgments about the starting pitcher shouldn’t be made within the first two innings.

      Crazy, huh?

      • jsbrendog

        bite yo tongue

  • Frank

    50+ pitches through 2 innings- not good.

  • Frank

    Phil Hughes… from 95mph fastball, knockout curve, stud prospect in the minors to a junkballing failure. This kid has ZERO plus pitches. I’m not impressed with striking out a couple garbage A’s hitters. He’s shown no front-end potential his entire career. Back of the rotation junk or middle-inning reliever. Guaranteed.

    I’m not sure why anyone is excited about what they see from him. The excuse since he came up was, “He’s only 21!” And then it’s, “He’s only 22! 23! 24….

    Wake me up the next time the Yankees develop a legit, top-of-the-rotation starter.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Phil Phuckin’ Hughes

      He’s only Twenty Phive, C’mon!

    • teddy

      he never was 95,

    • http://twitter.com/JimIsBored JimIsBored (Jim S)

      Love the double standard.

      He sucks against the A’s: OMG HE CANT GET ANYONE OUT
      He pitches well against the A’s: Dont give a shit, it’s the As.

      I’ll let you keep sleeping, thanks.

      • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Phil Phuckin’ Hughes

        Nova doesn’t pitch well against the Royals, all be it in two games. But both of these guys will be Phine.

      • http://twitter.com/johnSC2000 JohnnyC

        That’s the way fans roll. The people who don’t like Hughes will always qualify his good performance while the people who love AJ will always provide excuses for his poor performance.

        • Frank

          I’m just ready to admit Phil is a phailure. He’s a fastball, fastball, fastball guy right now…and even that pitch has dropped to 91mph. His curve has been garbage ever since it first saw a big league stadium.

    • Jetrer

      zero plus pitches
      his Fastball value per 100 pitches is 0.96, which would be tied for 10th in AL among qualified starters, and is higher than any Yankees starter
      His fastball was also 8th best in AL among qualified starter last year
      He does have a plus pitch in his fastball, and his cutter and changeup have above average values except when he was pitching hurt in April

      • Frank

        It’s an 89-92mph meatball. It’s not better than CC’s fastball. Sorry. That’s nearly impossible to believe given his injury issues this season resulting in a drop in velocity and a career-low, 5% swinging strike rate. Well below average.

        His fastball is down to 4.6 runs above average from 16.5 last year and 11.7 the year before. That drop looks more indicative of the year he’s having and his regression year after year after year after year…

        • Jetrer

          I’, not talking about velocity, I’m talking about run value, where Hughes fastball has been more effective than CC and 8th best in AL for starters
          You realize the 4.6, 16.5 and 11.7 are COUNTING STATS right, as in the more innings he gets, the higher the value goes. He has fewer innings this year than the last 2 years. His fastball value per 100 has gone from 1.27 in 2009(its higher because he was relieving most of that year), .88 last year, and .96 this year. CC, in comparison, last 3 years, .57, .42, .87
          There is plenty to criticize about Hughes, especially his performance today, but his fastball is legit effective, and more effective than most other starters

    • theyankeewarrior

      Give him time!!!!!!

      He’s at LEAST 18 months from hitting free agency!

      /GONNA BE A STAR ONE DAY’D

  • http://twitter.com/JimIsBored JimIsBored (Jim S)

    Let’s freak out some more about how much Hughes sucks!

    • jay h

      phreak*

      • http://twitter.com/JimIsBored JimIsBored (Jim S)

        JimIsBored: dfa’d

      • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Phil Phuckin’ Hughes

        I pheel like I’ve started a beautiful thing.

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

          I pheel like I’m surrounded by Phillies Phanatics.

        • Al

          Wouldnt it be a beautiphul thing? just sayin…

  • teddy

    that wasn’t a strike

  • Greg

    I would take Harden for at least a month.

  • teddy

    ump ruined this inning, too bad hughes can’t throw pitches like that

  • CP

    WTF is wrong with Hughes? He really needs to correct that .750 BABIP he’s sporting so far. I mean, the strike outs are nice, but if he can’t make the A’s hit the ball right at defenders, how can he be successful?

  • MannyGeee

    Wow, Martin is hitting the absolute cover off the ball as of late.

    • MannyGeee

      oh wait, i mean….

      PHIL HuGHES BLOOOOOOWS!!11!!1!

      sorry, forgot to keep the narrative going

      • Frank

        He’s had one good half of one season since he’s been in the majors, spanning 420 innings. What IS a bust?

        • Jetrer

          yeah he was awful that year they stuck him in the bullpen

          • Frank

            He’s a phine middle reliever.

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

    /BABIP’d

  • teddy

    should be tied, if not for the ump, come on gardner

  • Chip

    3-30? Definitely a grand slam here

  • jon

    what the fuck happened to gardner

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

      It’s a slump.

  • http://twitter.com/johnSC2000 JohnnyC

    Grit Gardner, on base machine.

  • Greg

    That’s why I’m wary of Gardner at the leadoff spot.

    • http://twitter.com/JimIsBored JimIsBored (Jim S)

      Because…he does a poor job of driving men in? What?

      • Greg

        Because he goes into massive slumps.

        • http://twitter.com/JimIsBored JimIsBored (Jim S)

          Please, and I’m begging here, show me someone who doesn’t, who you’d want batting leadoff.

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

            Last I checked, Austin Jackson was hitting .300/.400/.500.

          • Greg

            I dont mean average slumps, I mean MASSIVE slumps. His average fluctuates between .270 and .300. I need more consistency from him.

            • http://twitter.com/JimIsBored JimIsBored (Jim S)

              You do realize that .270 and .300 is not a massive difference.

              And I don’t care, show me someone you DO want there. Someone realistic.

              I’ll be waiting.

              • Greg

                What do you mean by realistic?

                • http://twitter.com/JimIsBored JimIsBored (Jim S)

                  You know what? Let’s toss out that qualifier. Who do you want hitting leadoff?

              • Greg

                Looking at statistics, I want a guy like Hal Morris who’s worst full season batting average was ,271

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

                  In 1991, Hal Morris’s season line was .318/.374/.479.

                  That June, he hit .266/.302/.367, indicating he had a long slump in the middle of that rather good season.

                  That took me 20 seconds to look up. I’m sure if I was so inclined, I could find slumps in the midst of all of Morris’s seasons.

                  It is what it is. Baseball players slump.

                  • http://twitter.com/JimIsBored JimIsBored (Jim S)

                    Thanks for doing the work for me, that’s all I was really getting at.

        • Mojo

          He does. I agree with you. I don’t see how anyone can even disagree with you. Gardner, while prone to getting excessively hot is also capable of going ice cold.

      • http://twitter.com/johnSC2000 JohnnyC

        Try working a base on balls sometimes instead of trying to get on top of a high fastball…which he didn’t.

  • teddy

    pathetic,bench him

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

      Too weak. Have his legs broken.

  • CP

    Considering where we were in April, I find it amazing that I’m actually confident with Jeter up in this situation.

    • MannyGeee

      how’d that work out for ya?

      • http://twitter.com/JimIsBored JimIsBored (Jim S)

        It’s almost as if our confidence or lack thereof doesn’t affect the game at all…

        • CP

          Or that even the best player in baseball makes an out 60% of the time…

  • Karl Krawfid

    More risp fail.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Phil Phuckin’ Hughes

    Please no RISP Phail.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Phil Phuckin’ Hughes

      Yep, that was RISP Phail right there.

  • Mojo

    Are we prepared to laugh/cry?

  • Jetrer

    thats just all kinds of awful

  • Mojo

    HAHAHAHAHAHA! Most PATHETIC series of the year. Yeah, I said it. DEAL WITH IT.

  • CBean

    so much fail.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Phil Phuckin’ Hughes

    Did anyone else hear that Mike Flanagan’s death was a suicide?

    /not using Ph due to respect

    • http://twitter.com/JimIsBored JimIsBored (Jim S)

      Warning: read the top of the thread, then probably drop it.

      Nothing at all against you, trying not to be snarky, just trying to catch you up on that discussion so you realize what you’re getting in to.

    • MannyGeee

      ya dude, let it lie.

  • http://twitter.com/JimIsBored JimIsBored (Jim S)

    It’s refreshing to realize that as soon as the playoffs roll around, no one’s going to remember a frustrating August series against the As.

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

      If we even make the playoffs!!!

      /insanepanicking’d

  • Greg

    Just for the record. When was the last time that the Yankees were swept at home by a team

    a) other than Boston
    b) under .500

  • Frank

    Why am I not surprised Mr. Slappy popped up-again?

  • http://twitter.com/johnSC2000 JohnnyC

    It’s only August, fellas.

  • Chip

    Ugh, I was definitely hoping for something other than that

  • Billy Pilgrim

    Gardner’s been up in big spots the past two days and has managed to pop up both times. 3 lead off doubles, bases loaded 1 out, 0 runs. Doesn’t bode well for playoff baseball.

    • Chip

      Good thing the playoffs are a month away and you can’t predict baseball right?

    • http://twitter.com/JimIsBored JimIsBored (Jim S)

      Commenters continuing to irrationally overreact to everything, positive or negative: doesn’t bode well for my playoff baseball mental health.

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

      Brett Gardner, 2011, RISP: .297/.365/.356
      Brett Gardner, 2011, Late and Close: .263/.300/.386
      Brett Gardner, 2011, High Leverage: .264/.341/.319

      Let’s not overreact to a two-plate-appearance sample in the midst of a slump.

  • Karl Krawfid

    56 pitches in 2 innings.

    Philthy.

  • jon

    gotta love being spanked by the 3rd worse offense in the league

  • Urban

    Triple Header on Monday. I’m down for it. 10am, 3pm and 8pm start times!

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

      They should just play ironman baseball. Sunup to sundown.

    • http://twitter.com/JimIsBored JimIsBored (Jim S)

      I know this would never happen, but that would be awesome.

  • Al

    Good thing we dont have to see these guys in the playoffs… Weeks, Crisp, Sizemore, Allen…..

    • The Big City of Dreams

      Modern day murderers’ row

    • Urban

      Unfotunately, they’ve run across the A’s when they hot. It’s one of the reasons the Yankees record against teams like the A’s and Twins have been so amazing over the years. Figure there has to be a few times the opposition is just hot, or the Yankees pitchers being off, or a combo of both.

      It’s only the third and Harden has not looked all that good.

      • MannyGeee

        ‘run across the A’s when they’re hot’… which is LITERLAAY one series a year. so yay us!

  • http://twitter.com/JimIsBored JimIsBored (Jim S)

    I know I’m in the massive minority here, but I’m going to go out on a limb and be pleasantly surprised at the Ks.

    • NJ_Andy

      100% agreed.

  • Mister Delaware

    That many people calling for help that quickly is scary.

  • JT

    Is it possible to trade for Haren mid-game? That would kill 2 birds with one stone.

    (And yes, of course I know it isn’t possible …)

    • Jetrer

      I doubt the Angels would trade him

  • teddy

    another awful breaking pitch,reliever

    • NJ_Andy

      another single minded comment,troll

  • Karl Krawfid

    Turning this bullshit off.

    Sick of this team right now.

    • http://twitter.com/JimIsBored JimIsBored (Jim S)

      Oh Thank God.

    • Mister Delaware

      Good.

    • jay h

      bye

    • MannyGeee

      thanks for coming by, see you in October

      • Frank

        Three games in October.

  • Mister Delaware

    Josh Willingham just hit that hard but Josh Willingham won’t be in the playoffs so that actually bodes well for the Yankees in the playoffs.

  • http://twitter.com/JimIsBored JimIsBored (Jim S)

    BABIP Gods are not being nice today.

  • Greg

    Very Jekyll and Hyde start. Giving up a lot of contact but he has 5 k’s, three swinging.

  • Frank

    Awesome fastball. That combination of velocity and pinpoint command makes it almost unhittable.

  • jay h

    what’s the babip at now?

  • mike_h

    need to keep Weeks off base

  • teddy

    too bad the yankees have tanked with risp.phil isn’t good enough to start in the al east

    • http://twitter.com/JimIsBored JimIsBored (Jim S)

      too bad teddy keeps commenting about the same things. teddy isn’t good enough to comment on rab.

  • Al

    Phuck… Anyone still think Phil is #2?

    • Stevis

      yup he is # 2 in AAA…. he is dreadful

    • jack

      Hahahahahahaha

  • Kevin

    Is it bad to hope for a rain delay?

  • Kostas

    good thing this series is basically meaningless because the Yankees just stink. Swept by Oakland was probably not on the radar.

    • jay h

      it’s the third inning

      • Kostas

        Yes it is… 4-1

      • Kostas

        Um 7-1. #fail #sweptbyJVteam

  • mike_h

    bullpen is gonna be a wreck, Hughes has 74 pitches in 2.2 IP and we have no off days and 5 games in 4 days

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

      Meh, we probably have two games in the next four days, but whatevs.

    • http://twitter.com/johnSC2000 JohnnyC

      More like 3 games in 4 days. It’ll rain all day Saturday and Sunday.

  • Kostas

    wow 75 pitches in three innings. Hughes is officially back. Mr. 5 innings.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Phil Phuckin’ Hughes

      He’ll be Mr. 2.2 innings.

  • teddy

    hughes has an option, use it

  • Cuso

    Oakland’s building a fence in the Bronx

    • Mojo

      Now it’s an ugly fence. Looks crooked.

  • Mojo

    Just when you think he’s back on track, he approaches 80 pitches in 3 innings . . .

  • teddy

    this is what happens when you have 1pitch

  • Urban

    I swear I think I just saw AJ doing a dance in the dugout!

  • Mister Delaware

    I’d really like some hit f/x mph-off-the-bat numbers for today.

  • Greg

    Every starter has had a bad start since the beginning of the KC series.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Phil Phuckin’ Hughes

    This is definitely a Phail for Phil. Maybe he just sucks against the A’s this year like Nova does with KC.

  • Rey22

    Yeah…I’m thinking our playoff rotation should be

    CC
    CC
    CC
    CC

    • Kostas

      You don’t need four when it takes 3 wins in the first round.

  • Kostas

    Phil is a team player. He purposely pitched like he used to so AJ would not be the only pitcher who has talent but fails to use it.

    Unbelieveable that the staff has looked so horrible after looking like they were all getting into a groove.

  • Al

    If Yanks get swept here, the Fenway series maybe all they need to not win the division. What a weird year with all the pitchers going cold hot cold… the hope is they click in october, please baseball gods, please make it click in october.

  • jay h

    Clearly Hughes sucks. I mean the 1.000 babip has nothing to do with it

    • MannyGeee

      Phil Hughes Sucks…

      Best Regards,
      The BABIP Gods (C)

  • Greg

    And I oce agains begin to look for the inabilty of the Yankees to develop top line quality pitching.

    • http://twitter.com/JimIsBored JimIsBored (Jim S)

      So you do this every time a young pitcher has a bad start?

      I am glad I don’t live your life. How depressing.

  • pat

    LOL!

  • Karl Krawfid

    LMAO fuck this team

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

      You said you were leaving. Why didn’t you leave?

      • Mister Delaware

        LMAO Karl Krawfid sucks at leaving.

    • NJ_Andy

      Mr. Karl Krawfid,

      If you hate watching the game this much, please stop. It’s for your own good. Leave the game, go find a girl or something else more pleasant.

      Sincerely,
      Fans on RAB

  • jon

    well at least i dont have to watch the rest of the game

  • Mojo

    Going into a double header this is EXACTLY what we needed. Good job, Phail, good job.

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

    Amazing. The A’s are just locked in this week.

    • Kostas

      And Yankee pitching is not. Lesson, opposites do attrack.

    • Greg

      They play the team you hate next. They better sweep them too.

  • Mister Delaware

    Girardi sucks so does Cory Wade what are you doing bringing him in there when you know you need to keep those runners from scoring if Drob pitched he gets a strikeout but no Girardi sucks so now we suck and will lose and this means we’ll also lose in the playoffs.

    • Greg

      HAve you seen Cory Wade’s stats?

      • Mister Delaware

        You know the board is a mess when parody doesn’t stand out as obvious.

        • tom

          The sad part: your parody comment was actually LESS stupid than half the serious ones.

    • Al

      are you serious? Girardi? What?

    • http://twitter.com/johnSC2000 JohnnyC

      Hey, get the name right. It’s Gerardri!

  • The Big City of Dreams

    Smh Christ

  • MannyGeee

    wow. Cory Wade just served up dinner

    • Mister Delaware

      Speaking of, I need to decide what to make tonight.

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

          I cook, I don’t open jars.

          /notsandralee’d

          • Gonzo

            It was either this or Four Loko Chili.

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZaNUZDTi44

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

            I figured you wouldn’t want to make a big to-do, seeing as how we’re going to disband the franchise after today’s loss. No point competing for a title anymore, this was our last stand. If you can’t win a game against the A’s, you don’t deserve to ever play baseball again.

  • Greg

    My goodness. Texas, Detroit and Boston fans are probably dancing for joy at the prospect of seeing this rotation.

  • http://twitter.com/JimIsBored JimIsBored (Jim S)

    So does Cory Wade suck now too?

  • jack

    This idea that Hughes is anything more than an average, mediocre pitcher is fantasy. And he’s not even that at this point.

    • jay h

      phantasy*

    • Kostas

      Don’t fret. Yanks will go out and over pay for someone like Jake Peavey in the off season and then there will be AJ, new signed pitcher on back to back nights…Upside you will forget about Phil

  • Frank

    Thanks for coming Phil. Any “success” he’s had since coming off the DL has been smoke and mirrors. Anyone can see plain as day that he has absolutely NOTHING.

    Thank God Cashman didn’t make a move at the deadline. This team’s pitching is so good. I mean, who wouldn’t want Freddy Garcia or Ivan Nova as their # 2 starter? There’s a reason the media keeps questioning their pitching. It’s only a matter of time before it comes back down to earth and we’re seeing it now. Bedard, Wandy, Harden >>> Hughes, Burnett, Nova.

    This team is going nowhere in the playoffs. Nowhere. No pitching and no clutch hitting. It doesn’t matter who they play. First round exit.

    • jay h

      6 for 6 on balls in play and 5 strikeouts does not equal nothing. It equals no luck

      • Frank

        Are you sure you know what BABIP is??? Did he record only five outs??

        Holy shit.

        • http://twitter.com/JimIsBored JimIsBored (Jim S)

          This comment is so full of misunderstanding that it made me laugh.

          Thank you.

          • Frank

            I’d love an explanation. I’m willing to learn.

        • jay h

          i missed a play while looking at his babip. it was 6-7. He recorded 8 outs, two of which came on sacrifices.

    • http://twitter.com/JimIsBored JimIsBored (Jim S)

      Ironic, isn’t it. That he actually pitched, arguably, better today with the 5 ks and no walks, and yet the 6 for 6 babip makes it look like he sucks.

  • bonestock94

    Blegh. Game over, TV off.

    I hope they make this comment look dumb later, but I’m not holding my breath.

  • Mojo

    Like I said for the past few days, it’s just one of THOSE weeks. I could feel then it and I can see it now.

    • tom

      It’s a Murphy’s Law series — key hitters in a slump, starters less the sterling, and no luck in BABIP on the Yankees side paired with exceptional such luck on the other side.

    • MannyGeee

      well, as far back as I can remember the Yankees have ALWAYS dropped a series (not a game, a SERIES) to either the Royals or Orioles in the middle of August. So this was not onlycompletely expected, it was well overdue.

  • theyankeewarrior

    Phil Hughes. Ace in the making. Number 2 starter in October. Fastball command. Nasty curve. Changeup coming along well.

  • Urban

    Memo to Hurricane Irene:

    Please arive before the bottom of the fifth.

    Signed,

    Yankee Fans

  • Cuso

    This is rather amusing.

    This is more cannon-fodder for the idiots on Sirius/XM to go to town on.

    And they were something awful today. Tomorrow – I can’t even imagine.

    Dibble and Memolo suck.

  • Kostas

    Valverde with no blown saves…. But Rays have runners at the corners with 1 out….

    • Kostas

      Damn… double play. Moments for valverde to do his herky jerky nonsense.

  • Billy Pilgrim

    So now we’re down to this playoff rotation-

    CC
    Nova
    Garcia
    Colon

    That’s what we’ll have to go with, don’t have any other options unless we can swing a trade for Harden.

    • Jetrer

      If your giving up on a pitcher after one bad start shouldn’t the rotation be
      1) ummmmmm
      2) damn
      3)anyone
      4) you mean every pitcher has bad starts

      • MannyGeee

        butbutbutbutbut… The Yankees ROOOOOOIN’D every pitcher who’s ever been less than 40 yrs old!

        They even pre-emptively roooooin’d Andrew Brackman down in Trenton and roooooooin’d Jesus Montero for merely throwing the baseball BACK to the mound…

        sincerely,
        Karl Krawfid, Teddy, Al, BoneStock and everyone else who will be by tonight to tell us how much this team blows

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

      We’re not down to any playoff rotation, because it’s still August 25th.

      Be patient. Tons of things can change between now and then.

    • CP

      Hughes will be in there too. One bad start doesn’t change that.

      • tom

        No. Today wipes away every good start Phil has ever had.

        Signed,
        ADD @ RAB

  • Kevin

    We dserved to lose this series and all the mocking we’ll get from it. Just watch as Bosotn sweeps Oakland tommorrow and Saturday.

  • Al

    IPK must be looking at Phil’s starts these days and thanking god for being traded out of organization which ruins every single pitcher they “develop”. CJ Wilson has never looked better….

    • MannyGeee

      srsly?

      • Al

        disagree? please enlighten

        • MannyGeee

          how have Hughes’ struggles or Joba’s injuries been the Org’s fault? dead arm/shoulder/something no one could find cannot be blamed on the org. and Joba’s injury history was well documented before the Yankees even drafted him.

          So while the Joba rules were a stupid experiment at the time, the Yankees not being able to ‘develop’ 2 young pitchers in the past 15 years is an extremely small sample size.

          IPK is possibly happy b/c he got traded to the NL West where he can be an ace…

          • Al

            2 pitchers with dead arm/shoulder problems in 15 years! just 2 pitchers!

      • http://twitter.com/johnSC2000 JohnnyC

        Selective memory loss. It’s especially tragic in the young.

        • Al

          Sorry, I forgot how Phil dominated first half of 2010 and had a nohitter going in Texas when he pulled a hammy. Lets all pretend like Phil is a stud still, YES!

          • http://twitter.com/johnSC2000 JohnnyC

            I was talking about his last 7 starts (including his other stinker vs. Oak) but whatever, it’s your narrative.

      • Frank

        No. The Yankees track record for developing starting pitching is beyond question.

    • http://twitter.com/johnSC2000 JohnnyC

      CJ Wilson started 2 games against the A’s this year. He has a 6.78 ERA against them. He sucks. And I seriously question Texas’ ability to develop starters. Also, he’s 30 already. I say he’s a reliever.

      • Al

        Did you see him pitch against the Sox few nights ago?

        6.2 IP/ 4h/ 0ER/ 4K

        • Jetrer

          but if he can’t beat the A’s, clearly he sucks and should be a reliever

  • bonestock94

    At least Andrew Miller is pitching for the sawks tonight, maybe they won’t gain a game.

    • Greg

      The way our luck is going this week, they will. And then they will sweep the A’s who play them next.

      • Kostas

        Bright side, we play Baltimore…Or wait, could that be a bad thing?

    • Al

      Miller > Phil

      • Mister Delaware

        Bonestock94 > Al

      • bonestock94

        lol no

      • CP

        The facts beg to differ:

        Miller: 5.61 ERA as a starter
        Hughes: 4.81 ERA as a starter

        • Al

          CP: 0 ERA as a starter, that doesnt make you any better. Miller has kept them in the game, Phil had a few decent starts.

          • http://twitter.com/JimIsBored JimIsBored (Jim S)

            Keeping a team in the game: not an actual ability that pitchers have.

          • jay h

            that makes no sense whatsoever. Miller has kept the sawx in the game more than phil has, while still allowing more runs?

          • Jetrer

            2 runs of less in 6 of 8 starts since coming back healthy
            Thats better than just keeping them in the game
            miller has done that in 4 of 9 starts

  • http://twitter.com/JimIsBored JimIsBored (Jim S)

    Some Yankee fans are idiots.

    Note: Still applies when you switch out any other team for Yankees.

  • Zach

    Once again,the Yankees have shown what they do with starting pitchers. Destroy them. At least Ian Kennedy was able to get out before they could ruin him too.

  • Kostas

    If it is still 7-1 by the 5th inning, does Joe pull the starters? Assume that Harden is on cruise control as he is now.

    • Greg

      If he does, I hope the fans revolt because they came out in the rain to see this shit.

    • Zooboy

      Doubt it. Joe seems to prefer to leave his starters in too long.

  • Alfred

    Garcia becomes a key figure, if he comes back good, we’ll have CC/Nova/Garcia as 1-2-3 in the postseason rotation. The 4th starter can then be the hottest (or least cold) hand by the end of September on a very short leash.

    Should Garcia falter, the rotation becomes very, very thin.

    While not great, it’s doable with the bullpen and offense.

  • Kostas

    Tex is going for the record of hitting the most HR’s and the most pop up outs that don’t leave the infield in one season… have to look that up.

    #25 Pure dominance

  • JFH

    I see all of the nattering nabobs of negativism are able to post during day games too. How nice.

    • Zach

      We’re about to get swept by one of the WORST teams in baseball. How are we supposed to be positive?

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

        You’re not supposed to be positive.

        You’re also not supposed to be fatalistic. There’s a healthy middle ground there.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Actually the overwhelming people on both sides makes this place a healthy middle ground on average.

      • JFH

        I have witnessed 7 of the 27 championships in my lifetime. In only one year, 1998, do I remember dominating the whole year. To expect every series of every month to go our way, even against crap teams, is not realistic.

        How can we stay positive?

        It is August 25.

        We are one of a handful of teams that will play baseball in October, thus we have something to look forward to.

        Any team can get hot for a stretch, good or bad. That means we can still play well come October.

        I am not supremely confident, nor am I despondent about the team. But, we do have a future this year, which is more than many teams can say.

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

          All of that.

          How you can be positive: Getting swept by the A’s drops our record to 77-51, a .601 winning percentage. That’s a 97-win pace.

          • Greg

            I could mention the other team, but I wont.

            I said this yesterday. I will be stunned beyond belief, happily, if this Yankee team wins the WS.

            They have one top line pitcher and the other 4 are question marks.

            They’re offense seems to have regressed, despite them leading in stolen bases, back to the 2005 form of hoping for the 3 run homer.

            And now they’re bullpen is showing a little crack with the struggles of Logan, Soriano and Wade.

          • http://twitter.com/johnSC2000 JohnnyC

            Or to put it another way, heed the advice of the great Tex Antoine.

    • Mike Myers

      you reached the max ammount of words starting with N.

      Poor phil and his underbite….

    • http://twitter.com/JimIsBored JimIsBored (Jim S)

      Nabobs: you win the thread.

  • Greg

    I just remember Axisa tellig that the Red Sox have a tough schedule and we have an easy schedule so we can make some movement in the division. Wonder what he’s thinking now?

    I know we lost 2 of 3 to the Nats in 2009. This is worse. We are being dominated and humiliated in every sense of the game by a team that is a bad team.

    • Mike Myers

      hes probably thinking they got killed in the series, and its still not a big deal. and also that he cant predict the future.

      • MannyGeee

        Try as you might, Suzyn…

    • http://twitter.com/johnSC2000 JohnnyC

      Mike is probably…no, definitely blotto right now so I’m not sure he’d have an opinion on that.

  • Sarah

    I will take this pathetic series if it means the team is firing on all cylinders when they get to Boston next week. Also, it would be nice if Oakland could play like this in Boston.

    • Al

      Yea, dont bet on that…

  • MannyGeee

    OK sun is out, time to start playing baseball!

    • Kostas

      Yep… starting next series.

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

    Muscled.

    • MannyGeee

      I’m a fan… yuge fan

  • jon

    wow way to fuck that one up

    its the immovable object vs unstoppable force

  • theyankeewarrior

    Just wanted to touch on the whole Phil Hughes/negativity thing…

    IMO, Phil Hughes is one of the biggest disappointments of the 2011 season. We’re talking about a player who most of us have been waiting on since 2004. So far, he’s had one solid season as a reliever, and one half of a solid season as a starter. That’s it.

    This season has been a step back for him. Check that, 3 steps back. Phantom in jury. No consistant velocity/command, no improvement on secondary offerings. That’s basically the definition of raw awfulness.

    The “kid” is all grown up now. He is only under team control for two more seasons. Next year, he will be on another innings limit. He has never actually gone out and thrown 200 innings, or even approached that number before.

    For years, he was our gem. Our ace in the making. Our future stud. As of now, he is nothing.

    That’s frustrating. Very frustrating. So when people start bashing him on here, it’s probably because they are sick of waiting for him to bloom. I know I am.

    • yoo-boo

      He got rocked badly for first time in last how many? games. He will be fine.

      • theyankeewarrior

        Fine isn’t what we are looking for. We’re looking for a front-end starter.

        • Jetrer

          so if he is only a mid-rotation starter he has no value???

          • MannyGeee

            nope… Sandy Koufax or bust.

            • theyankeewarrior

              If I could sign up for Hughes to be a solid #3 right now I would. But I can’t.

              And he’s not.

          • theyankeewarrior

            He pitched like a solid mid-rotation starter for one half of one season so far.

            He has a 7 ERA this year. Most starters in MLB have compiled a string of 8 starts where they have been effective. That doesn’t make him special.

            Please don’t make this season out to be a “solid #3″ type of season. It hasn’t been that at all.

            • Jetrer

              I didn’t say that at all. He was hurt early, I’m not sure how that judging how he pitched while injured has any real relevance. And he pitched much better than mid-rotation first half last season.
              I’m not saying he’s been a solid 3 this year, I’m saying he still can be that, and that still has value, even if there is some disappointment that he didn’t become an ace.

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

      Phantom injury.

      When countless other under-25 pitchers have had various arm problems (some of them obvious, some of them nebulous or phantom injuries) the year after seeing a big spike in innings, it’s powerful (if not scientific) evidence that innings jumps are hard on the arm.

      Hughes’s dead arm may be a phantom injury to you, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a real ailment that affected his ability to perform this year and is due to an identifiable cause.

      Hughes’s dead arm isn’t all that different from Pedro Feliciano’s bum elbow.

      • MannyGeee

        but the Yankees roooooin’d Hughes… the Mets ruined Feliciano… completely different situation.

      • theyankeewarrior

        You’re right in that his “injury” is nothing like a shoulder problem or a forearm thing, but it does show that he is not overly durable. He hasn’t shown that he’s the type of kid that can take the ball 30-35 times a year. Ever.

        That’s not what we hoped for, and time is running out.

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

          And while his lack of durability is probably a Hughes thing and not a team thing, the team certainly hasn’t helped him with an innings-building regimen designed to prep his arm for multiple seasons as a permanent fixture in the rotation pitching 200+ innings.

          • theyankeewarrior

            Yup. Hughes is another example of a high-level prospect that the Yankees never turned into anything special.

            The fuckin kid almost threw a no hitter in the desert when he was 21 and since then he hasn’t developed much at all.

            Has his fastball improved? Command? Curve? Change? Anything? I actually think he may have gotten worse over the past 3.5 years.

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

              But, again, it’s not like that lack of progress is just because he sucks and can’t be good.

              There’s tons of variables in there, outside of Phil’s control, that have contributed to his struggles. The largest of those is the way his innings have been repeatedly curtailed through injury or demotion to the bullpen.

              In 2010, when healthy and a starter for the first time in years, he pitched well… until he hit a wall. It happens to young starters all the time.

              When there’s a reason to explain the struggles, there’s hope that if you correct for that reason, the struggles might disappear.

      • Al

        Are you ever disappointed by the Yankees? Its always all good in your Yankee world. When they lose in the playoffs, do you say, look at the 97 wins!

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

          Are you ever disappointed by the Yankees?

          I’ve gone on record repeatedly with my criticisms of the team regarding the handling of Joba and Phil. I also voiced displeasure with the Burnett signing when he was signed. I lobbied for Torre to be dismissed in 2007. There are others.

          The criticisms aren’t as frequent as the praise, because this team does far more good things than bad ones.

          • Al

            I wish your kool-aid was for sale. I would like a drink to get ready for what is coming in October.

      • Tom

        So, then, what exactly IS a “dead arm” if it’s like a “bum elbow”? If the bum elbow shows up on an mri/xray/cat scan, does that mean the dead arm did?

    • Greg

      It goes back to the Yankees inability to develop top line starting pitching.

      These three pitchers are our Generation K except we got more from them. Still dissappointing

    • Jetrer

      “As of now, he is nothing.”
      2 runs or less in 6 of 8 starts since coming off the DL
      Please sign me up for some more nothing.

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

        Yes, but these three losses to the A’s count as worth more than all the other 125 games the Yankees have played this season.

        So Hughes sucks. Doesn’t matter what he did last week, you can’t beat the A’s, you suck.

      • theyankeewarrior

        SSS.

        7 ERA.

        5+ ERA in a season’s worth of starts dating back to last year.

        Frustrating.

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

          5+ ERA in a season’s worth of starts dating back to last year.

          Two half seasons in which A.) he had hit a wall after throwing 100+ innings for the first time since 2006 and B.) he showed up to ST with a dead arm after finishing the year with twice as many innings as the previous year.

          There’s three main reasons Hughes hasn’t yet lived up to his potential:

          1.) He gets hurt frequently
          2.) He hasn’t built up innings on his arm in a gradual, sustained, year-over-year process to make it strong enough to generate velocity without overthrowing
          3.) #2 means that he gets hurt frequently

          • theyankeewarrior

            You’re right again.

            All of that is frustrating. And it’s part of the reason why he hasn’t become a consistent performer for us yet/why he may never become a consistent performer for us ever.

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

              It’s still way too early to just declare he can never be good, though.

              • theyankeewarrior

                He can be good in the future. But the future is only two more seasons with the NYY. Then he can be good for anyone.

        • Jetrer

          Most of that ERA was from his 3 starts in April when there was clearly something physically wrong with him. SSS because he was injured most of the year, nothing you can do about it.
          Frustrating, yes, he still has a ways to go, but given that he’s been at least pretty good in 6 of his 8 healthy starts(and very good in his last 3), plenty of reason not to give up hope just yet.

          • theyankeewarrior

            Let me help you with something. Phil Hughes has an ERA approaching 5 since he has come back from the DL.

            So all the talk of this amazing rebound and how Phil is our savior and #2 for October etc. etc. etc. is pretty much BS.

            Could he improve? Of course. Do I hope he improves? Of course. Do I think he has the ability to fuck with Boston’s lineup or Philly’s or Texas’?

            Phuck no.

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

              So all the talk of this amazing rebound and how Phil is our savior and #2 for October etc. etc. etc. is pretty much BS.

              The people who said that were morons. Most sane people have said that Phil, Colon, Garcia, Nova, Burnett, and possibly Noesi or Warren are all good options to get hot/pitch well when October rolls around to make a decent 2-3-4 behind CC.

              Phil’s had enough good moments post-DL to indicate he could be the #2, but anyone who has declared already that he’s 100% back is obviously wrong. He’s just shown progress, that’s all.

              He has shown progress, though. This start is ugly, but don’t mistake the fact that Hughes has had good outings post-DL.

            • Jetrer

              I don’t need the help thanks. I’m aware of his ERA and I didn’t say Phil would be #2 in October, although given the alternatives, that is still possible. 2 runs or less in 6 of eight starts is enough reason to give me hope for a rebound. I’m not at all saying that he has achieved it yet.

  • yoo-boo

    I am no weather expert but the chart projects that intensity storm will be in Tri States this Sunday AM so that means Orioles doubleheader games can be completed on Saturday. Soggy games they will be. I think 11am and 4pm games should do the trick. The earlier the better I suppose.

  • Tom

    A ridiculous performance (so far). Keep this s*** up, and who knows what may happen in (even) Baltimore. Forget about Boston.

    Someone should write a math paper for his stat class on the Yankees’ pitching staff. Title: Statistically-Generated Illusions.

  • MannyGeee

    BABIP can blow me.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Amazing catch

  • Yank The Frank

    The upside is that it’s only the 5th and the sun is coming out.

  • Sarah

    Gardy has clearly angered the BABIP gods…

  • theyankeewarrior

    Who the $*#% is Hector Noesi!?!???!??!

  • Zach

    Problem is..we jsut keep swinging for the fences and don’t do small ball at all.

    • Greg

      I mentioned this before. Its the 2005-2006 offense all over again.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        This offense does not come close to 2005-2006 levels.

    • MannyGeee

      the ultimate ironic comment… ppl will bitch when this team bunts OR swings for the fences. that is pure awesome

  • MannyGeee

    OK seriously, I can count TWO balls in play that has not been a hit today.

    • MannyGeee

      sorry, forgot the sac fly & sac bunt…

  • Yank The Frank

    The downsize is it’s only the 5th, the sun is coming out and we are still playing like shit.

  • first time lawng time

    The team is in a bad stretch right now. They’ll get through it. I promise.

  • Greg

    I mean I look at Jered Weaver, Felix Hernandez, Jon Lester, Justin Verlander, Josh Johnson, TIm Lincecum, Matt Cain, Cole Hamels, Tommy Hanson, and others and wondering where are our guys?

    Now for those who will say that all of those guys are high draft picks, isnt the baseball draft a crapshoot anyway?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Well they gave up on their top tiered pitching prospects. Hughes is the only one so far getting a shot. He could still be that guy but who knows. Their track record in regards to pitching in general just hasn’t been good for the past decade.

      • Greg

        Exactly. THe game has changed. And the Yankees need to get with it, or else we will be left in the dust. We cant depend on free agency anymore.

    • ItsATarp

      Wang was very good before he got injured..

      • Greg

        You could say the same about Phil Hughes.

        • MannyGeee

          and Joba. sorta

    • MannyGeee

      I dont even know where to start with this.

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

      Now for those who will say that all of those guys are high draft picks, isnt the baseball draft a crapshoot anyway?

      It is… except for the top of the first round (where Weaver, Verlander, Lincecum, Cain, and Hamels were taken). Most of those guys in the first 15-20 picks “make it”, at least into servicable big leaguers. Most of the stars of MLB are high draft picks (just like the other leagues).

      There’s more low gambles that make it and more guys taken in the 20-100 range that don’t make it (compared to the other major sports), which is why it’s a comparative crapshoot, but that doesn’t mean that having the 15th pick every year instead of the 30th pick isn’t a massive advantage in the quest to find premium amateur talent.

      It is.

    • pat

      Jered Weaver- 12th overall 2004
      Felix Hernandez- IFA, didn’t want to sign with Yankees.
      Justin Verlander-2nd over all, 2004
      Tim Lincecum- 10th overall 2006
      Matt Cain- 25th overall 2002
      Cole Hamels 12th overall 2002

      Soooo yeah, that’s where most of them come from. SPOTS IN THE DRAFT WE NEVER PICK FROM.

  • bonestock94

    Is this a bad trade to you guys?

    I get Ubaldo Jiminez, I give Hellickson and Tabata. It’s in a redraft.

    It got veto’d and caused major drama…aimed at me. Crazy. If anything I thought I was losing out.

    • MannyGeee

      yeah, i keep Hellickson over Ubaldo for the rest of the season. Ubaldo isnt exactly lighting the world on fire in Cleveland.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Ubaldo hasn’t even been decent in that mythical land.

      • Mojo

        But there are hopes that he will still light the river on fire . . .

      • bonestock94

        I decided to roll the dice since I need to free up some roster space, but yea I’m not sure if either pitcher will regress to their expected lines.

  • your mom

    I’m glad to see we’re playing at a championship level against the shitty A’s

    • first time lawng time

      It’s not a big deal. It’s just one game. It happens. Good teams beat bad teams. Bad teams beat good teams. It happens everyday of the season to every team.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Please start a rally, not popping up or double play Tex…

    • Greg

      You forgot to include strikeout.

  • ItsATarp

    Am I the only one who would like to see Noesi and Hughes switch roles?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Yeah probably seeing as I don’t get why you think Burnett deserves a spot over both.

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

      I’d like to see Noesi get a shot at starting, he could very well end up as one of our four best starters.

      I don’t want Hughes pulled from the rotation, though. He needs innings, he needs starts, he needs opportunities to right himself.

      Not just for this year, but for 2012. We’ve built up enough of a lead to live with his struggles every fifth day, we’re good.

      • Al

        Would you oppose if Phil did all that in AAA, this experiment is getting costly… I know he threw a few good games recently, but…

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

          I’d have no problem with Phil going to AAA.

          One of my most consistent criticisms of this organization is it’s unwillingness to let 6th starters wait in Scranton, pitching everyday and building innings/honing their craft/mastering a repeatable delivery of multiple pitches.

          Joba, Phil, and now Noesi were all used in medium or high leverage roles in the bullpen when other pitchers could have handled those innings, allowing the kids to work on being better starters in AAA. It probably would have benefited all three of them (and thus, the team) more in the long run than any incremental gain in effectiveness in the 50-70 innings per year they all respectively pitched in the big league bullpen.

        • Jetrer

          he’s had 2 bad starts in the last 8 starts, how is that getting costly
          Pitchers who have also had 2 bad starts in their last 8: Colon, AJ, CC

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

            That too.

            We’re 77-50, within one game of the best record in the AL, 27 games over .500 with a 99% playoff odds.

            None of our “experiments are getting costly”.

  • Al

    Men on and no outs, this is when the offense goes crazy..

  • nsalem

    Jeter POM for August?

  • Kostas

    In need of a rally killer, call 1-800- GotoTex

  • MannyGeee

    bases loaded, 1 out. can I get a Ribbie from Robbie?

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Gap shot Cano please.

    • tom

      or that will do

  • http://myspace.com/bksmalls Smallz

    It honestly blows my fuckin mind how some of you idiots really think your so right about your opinions. Phil Hughes is a bust. Brett Gardner should be takin out of the lineup. Joe Girardi doesnt know how to run a bullpen. Cory Wade shouldnt pitch, ever. The whole team sucks. Seriously. Get offended. I dont give a fuck, follow the footsteps of Mike Flanigan. Your making rational, reasonable Yankee fans look bad.

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

      You probably went a little overboard with the Flanigan reference, but yeah, what he said.

    • MannyGeee

      I am not sure who you’re insulting here…

      I may be confusing your sarcasm for insanity, or vice versa… please explain.

    • theyankeewarrior

      The whole team sucks. Haha.

      • http://myspace.com/bksmalls Smallz

        Its a little bit of everything. My apologies. How people can be so negative based on one game does make me a little insane.

        • MannyGeee

          what your missing is that ppl are negative for one game EVERY GAME. you become numb to it and break their balls wheever possible

          • http://myspace.com/bksmalls Smallz

            Good point.

    • nsalem

      I understand your anger. It was an excellent comment until the last line. Then you put yourself in the category of those that you complain of.

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

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

  • Greg

    OH MY

  • bonestock94

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO back in it

  • Yank The Frank

    There is a chance I may sleep tonight!!

  • Mister Delaware

    Clutch motherfuckers!

  • MannyGeee

    DON’T CHA KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mojo

    MT25 is good at baseball. Is that right or am I mistaken?

  • Kostas

    This guy needs Tex money now.

  • Al

    Lets Go Yankees!

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Does anyone remember when Cano was a bad hitter with the bases loaded? Seemed like FOREVER.

  • Rey22

    And we have ourselves a ballgame!

  • dkidd

    boom goes the dynamite

    phantastic swing

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Phil Phuckin’ Hughes

      I see you like my schtick, huh?

      • dkidd

        it helps during his phucked up starts

  • theyankeewarrior

    Phuck Phil Hughes we have Hector and Robby!

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Phil Phuckin’ Hughes

      and you too, huh?

      • theyankeewarrior

        Read above my man. I am not exactly a Phil UUUSE lovah.

  • Yank The Frank

    Streaky Swish is streakin.

  • Mykey

    Swish money. Keep it coming.

  • Mojo

    They BETTER win after that shot. Still, though, the MT25 needs an update ASAP. Is SkyNet, ahem, I mean, Kevin Long up for the task?

  • http://myspace.com/bksmalls Smallz

    OH were almost winning again? here come the Yankee fans!

    • MannyGeee

      LOL, Karl Krawfid & Frank just turn’d their laptops back on.

      • http://myspace.com/bksmalls Smallz

        Hahahahaha

  • MannyGeee

    OH MY GOOOOOOOD PHIL HUGHES Rich Harden SUCKS!!!!!

  • Billy Pilgrim

    This is why you don’t give up on the ballgame in the 4th inning, folks. Let’s tie the game here.

    • CP

      Wrong. The game was over when the Yankees were down 7-1. There is no way the Yankees could come back.

  • first time lawng time

    Reading some comments, people gotta chill about the Red Sox playing the As this weekend. It doesn’t matter if the RS win three or lose three. All that matters is how the Yankees play against Baltimore. Don’t worry about how Boston does. All that matters is if the Yankees win. Don’t even pay attention to Boston.

    • Esteban

      You’re so rational (sometimes).

    • MannyGeee

      Yankees up 9 in the loss column for the WC… I think Boston losing is just about watching Boston lose… which is pretty awesome

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Yeah. The only way they overtake Boston is if they stop playing dead when they play them. The A’s can sweep them but until they stop playing like shit against the Red Sox it doesn’t matter.

    • Al

      first time lawng time never looks at standings…

      • first time lawng time

        I actually don’t, because if I cruelly did and I payed attention to Boston, I’d drove myself insane.

        I just focus on the Yankees and let whatever happen happen.

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

          Words Greg can’t live by.

        • Al

          This is very Jeterian of you.

        • first time lawng time

          Actually not cruelly.

  • Billy Pilgrim

    Lol, and here comes Brett Gardner to leave 3 men on base again. Hit a groundball!

  • Greg

    I might have pinch hit for Gardner here.

  • http://myspace.com/bksmalls Smallz

    I cant wait for someone to strike out so I can hear how much they suck. We havent had any negativity in like 10 minutes.

    • your mom

      Fuck Gardner sucks.

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

      ZOMG I HATE THAT BUST JETER HE’S WASHED UP LOOK AT THAT RISP FAIL!

      You’re welcome.

  • Yank The Frank

    I think he is trying to hit a pop up.

  • tom

    Gardner seems hell bent on popping up here

  • jon

    when did gardner turn into teix?

  • Billy Pilgrim

    What a waste. Sit him down and play Andruw. At least he can hit a pop fly and get it into the outfield.

  • Yank The Frank

    He’s consistant, I’ll give him that.

  • tom

    unfuckingbelievable. when he gets cold he hits absolute zero

    • Greg

      That’s what I mean by massive slump.

  • MannyGeee

    this team blows.

    • CP

      You’re right. The A’s do pretty much suck.

  • Greg

    I blame Gardner for that inning. But lets’ see what happens.

  • Mojo

    Oh, funny, I didn’t realize we were watching the Little League World Series. Way to go Gardner!

  • RCA

    Whoever says Gardner is better than Ellsbury needs their head examined. I would’ve pinch hit for him too in that situation. He has left a small village on the bases.

    • CP

      You’re right. One bad series should decide who’s better.

      • RCA

        Check the stats…Ellsbury is better than him in EVERY offensive category. Gardner is only better than him defensively. Who would you rather have, a .270 hitter with no power or a .300 hitter who this year has hit 20 home runs this year in the leadoff spot. And its been one bad month. Not one series.

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

          Ellsbury’s also in the midst of a career year way over his norms and something he’ll not likely approach again, but whatevs.

          • http://twitter.com/johnSC2000 JohnnyC

            But, Ells has “re-defined” his swing (he went to the same re-defining swing school that Joey Bats went to obviously). Face it, he’s the new Junior Griffey and Boston’s got him.

            • IRF

              Is this serious?

          • tom

            I note that Ellsbury is 27 — the age Bill James marked as most likely to produce freakishly-atypically strong seasons. E.g., Roger Maris 1961.

    • FIPster Doofus

      Gardner was much better than Ellsbury last season. This season has been a different story – not because Gardner has been bad but because Ellsbury has played like an MVP.

  • Yank The Frank

    Ok we’re back in it. Bullpen do your stuff.

  • teddy

    all giradri does is blow games, you have to pinch hit there. he refuses to do his job and yanks are still losing, who knew gardner would pop it up

    • CP

      And if he had pinch hit, you would have been bitching about him over managing.

    • pat

      Pinch hit for Jeter?

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

      It’s the 6th inning.

      • Greg

        It still ahd to be cosnidered

        • CP

          Considered and rejected.

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

            That.

            This game is not a must-win game. You don’t pinch-hit for Jeter or Gardner in the 5th inning of an August 25th game against the A’s.

  • theyankeewarrior

    It would be very hard for anyone to be as bad as Gardner’s been lately. Very fucking hard.

    • nsalem

      It would also be hard to match your dim-wit comments.

  • Mojo

    Extreme pleasure to extreme suckitude in mere minutes. Fuck it. I’ve got to hand it to ‘em. That’s impressive.

    • tom

      actually, getting a seemingly lost game to within one run in the 5th inning is pretty much miles from extreme suckitude. Bad/disappointing result in one situation does not equate despair.

      Except, of course, on this board.

      • Mojo

        Good god, shut up. Is it a prerequisite to be such a bickering bitch “on this board”? It sucked to see them go Grand Slam, loaded the bases AGAIN, and then proceed to do NOTHING. Gardner is currently worthless. Seeing him the infield fly rule with one out and the bases loaded SUCKS. Damnit, dude, allow me my reactions, PLEASE, because they’re actually based off a continuous trend of this series. Have some FUN, will you?!

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

          Have some FUN, will you?!

          That was an odd way to end that comment about being angry that other people are angry about Yankee fans being angry.

          • Mojo

            Okay then. It was odd, but the amount of snark and bickering on this website is utterly unappealing. Nothing negative (about the Yankees) can be said without a few monotonous tirades from the regulars around here. The air of superiority emanated by some here is totally unbecoming and a real stick in my ass. Anyhow, as I said, have some FUN!

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

              Nothing negative (about the Yankees) can be said without a few monotonous tirades from the regulars around here.

              That’s not true. The problem isn’t that some people say negative things, it’s that they go way overboard with those negative things until they become dumb irrational comments not rooted in any reality.

              • Mojo

                But they’re entitled to say whatever the hell they want. We’re all Yankee fans and we all root in drastically different ways, yet the common element remains amongst us. A good debate is priceless and ALWAYS invited but the way some people insist on introducing snark to the “narrative” (as people are so fond of using around here) it suddenly becomes an ugly situation where innocent people are being attacked. So, instead of being an arrogant twat (not you, just people in general) how about we keep it friendly and constructive. And, instead of elevating it to dick status right away, let the situation brew and sit and allow itself to fizzle out because there’s no point in getting worked up over the fact that we ALL want the Yankees to win.

                • Mojo

                  In the immortal words of Martha Stewart, can’t we all just get along?

  • Jimm

    At least we know Cano is trying

    • FIPster Doofus

      They’re all trying.

      • Sarah

        I’d guess that Gardner is over-trying at this point. This is a very ugly slump for him. Maybe this sort of ugly is just what he needs to snap out of it. Remember the bat breaking post-strikeout against the Os last month? He seemed to turn it around the next day.

        • RCA

          Gardner is def over-trying it. He swung at every pitch that at-bat. He needs a couple of days off to get his head right.

          • Sarah

            Not sure days off is going to help or happen. He probably needs to hit hsi way out of it, and with 5 games in 4 days, I’d guess he plays CF at least once this weekend. Unless the entire series gets rained out…

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

    Robinson Cano has no intentions of losing this game.

    • theyankeewarrior

      Gardner… the anti-Cano.

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

        Brett Gardner also has no intentions of losing this game, he’s just not succeeding in his efforts.

        • Sarah

          This.

  • Widget

    I can never get mad at Matsui for hitting against the Yankees. Still one of my all time favorite Yankees.

  • first time lawng time

    Are people really pissed about last inning? Cano hits a grand slam to put them within one, there are four innings left, but you’re still not happy? Chiiiill. It was a good inning. Be happy.

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

      They’re Yankee fans, of course they’re pissed. Pissed that the team didn’t hit three grand slams and force the Red Sox to capitulate mid-season out of abject fear.

      #missedopportunities

      • Gonzo

        Boston Massacre Part Deux or bust!

  • nsalem

    hope a rod sees breslow

  • teddy

    nice job teix pulling a outside pitch, thats why he has 1 hit tis series and i don’t care he hit it hard, he can’t hit

    • nsalem

      and your not capable of saying anything intelligent

      • http://twitter.com/johnSC2000 JohnnyC

        Not true. I agree with what he says about Gerardri.

        • nsalem

          you must be his brother and uncle and who the fuck is gerardri you’re pet gerbil

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

            I think JohnnyC was going along with a gag.

          • nsalem

            your pet gerbil

        • nsalem

          sorry johnny

      • teddy

        no not really, i am an idiot

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

    I wish he had an S in his first name, so I could call him David Faustino de los Santos.

    • nsalem

      robbie can turn one on that sucka

  • http://twitter.com/johnSC2000 JohnnyC

    Right center blast.

  • Yank The Frank

    A Bomb Time

  • Al

    Here comes an ABomb from Arod… cmon

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

    Fautino wants nothing to do with the active career HR leader.

  • Esteban

    Hey single now

  • Gonzo

    This cat is shooooook!

  • first time lawng time

    If the Orioles’ pitcher tomorrow is a lefty, I’d give Gardnerthe day off. Let the guy rejuvenate.

  • Esteban

    Um injury delay, que paso?

  • Esteban

    It’s ok, Swishahouse got this

  • teddy

    pedroia wouldn’t get owned like that

    • Esteban

      Cano sux lol whatevs

  • RCA

    This series has frustrated me to no end, it seems the Yankees have a runner in scoring position in every inning and they CANNOT bring him home.

    • Esteban

      It’s lack of intestinal fortitude. They all have IBS.

  • Chip

    I’ll give Cano a pass on that one

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

    Kill them all Russ.

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

      Mission Accomplished. RIP A’s

  • Yank The Frank

    Russell The Muscle will seal the deal

    • nsalem

      with base on balls

    • nsalem

      great call frank !!!!!!!!!

  • Al

    Mussle has been hot, lets get a run

  • Hummingbird S.

    Comon Martin, just a single.

  • Billy Pilgrim

    SHE’S GONE!!!!!!!!!! HE HAS WON THE BALLGAME!!!!!!!!!!

  • Al

    Yesssss! Yessss! Yesss!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Greg

    Grand Slam!

  • Jetrer

    Russell!!!!!!!!!!

  • jon

    holy shit

  • RCA

    FINALLY, YEAH MARTIN!!!! St. louis!!! (French)

  • IRF

    Amazing

  • Chip

    MARTIN!

  • Alfred

    Russell!!!!

  • tom

    That should shut alot of people up

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

      It should, but it probably won’t.

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

    YOU GET A GRAND SLAM! YOU GET A GRAND SLAM! YOU GET A GRAND SLAM!

    EVERYONE GETS A GRAND SLAM!

    • Gonzo

      That was funny!

      • camilo

        oprah is funny

  • Tom Zig

    WOW

  • Jimm

    HOLY FUCKING SHIT

  • Esteban

    No fucking way. WOOOOHOOOOO

  • JFH

    Zach says:
    August 25, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    We’re about to get swept by one of the WORST teams in baseball. How are we supposed to be positive?

    How do I stay positive Zach? Because we are the NY effing Yankees. That’s how.

  • ItsATarp

    2009 team would have done it in the 9th…just sayin

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

      I admire your efforts to find a negative spin to that. You’re an artist. Well played.

    • tom

      Favorite comment so far today

  • Pasqua

    You know what you CAN rely on homeruns for? Scoring shitloads of runs with runners on.

    • Esteban

      And killing rallies

  • Skip

    2 Yankee Stadium specials in a row there. I’ll take it.

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

      Cano’s homer wasn’t a cheapie.

  • Al

    Swish and Martin:
    “Hey honey, we’re streaking. We’re going up through the quad to the gymnasium. Everybody’s doing it”

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

      Homer Bush (for Toronto) got caught stealing in that game. I was told by Michael Kay that that never happens.

    • Esteban

      Wow, if Homer Bush hitting .320/.353/.421 in 485 ABs doesn’t tell you the offense was inflated, nothing will.

      • IRF

        That Roy Halladay kid seems to tire after 7. I’m not sure he has the endurance to be a major league starter

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

          Kid has a 5.77 ERA through his first three seasons. Bust. If he hasn’t figured it out by now, he never will.

          • http://twitter.com/johnSC2000 JohnnyC

            Andrew Miller’s way better than him.

      • Esteban

        And that was only a 96 OPS+

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

    On the heels of the Hughes v. Andrew Miller convo upthread:

    Would it now be fair to say that Phil Hughes “kept his team in the game” today? I mean… we’re winning now. Hughes gave up a manageable 7 runs, he didn’t give up 14.

    • Esteban

      He should get the win anyway.

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

        He was clairvoyantly pitching to the score. Only Phil knew.

        He figured he should give up a bunch of runs in this eventual win anyway to get the bullpen some much needed work in advance of the impending series of rainouts this weekend.

    • Al

      Yes, but just having to slide to this level of comparison is a testament to Phil’s ineffectiveness. Even if Miller is slightly worse, they picked him out of a garbage dumpster.

      • Jetrer

        Garcia and Colon were picked out of a garbage dumpster
        just saying…

        • Jetrer

          and Miller was a higher draft pick than Hughes

        • Al

          Garcia and Colon came from a recycling bin, Miller was straight garbage.

  • nsalem

    Jeter will be hitting .300 right on the nose if he gets a hit in this AB no fractions exactly .300
    this is his 4th attempt this week to reach

  • Tom Zig

    Wouldn’t it be funny if this turns into a blow out in favor of us?

  • The Big City of Dreams

    Nice real nice

  • Alfred

    They’re almost on pace for the longest 9 inning game in MLB history.

    It’s 4:45 and we’re now, after 6 innings well over 3 hours.

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

      Are you counting the hour and a half rain delay?

      • nsalem

        are you counting on him being able to count?

      • Alfred

        Nope, they’ve started around 2:35, so at the moment of my post it was 3 hours 7 minutes

      • nsalem

        i can’t count he’s right except it’s 5:45 not 4:45 game is 3 hours and 15 minutes old.
        sorry Alfred

        • Alfred

          I meant the record is 4 hours 45 minutes, and that we’re now well over 3 hours, but the sentence got f-ed up :)

  • Hummingbird S.

    Dumb play by Nunez

  • nsalem

    Derek at .300

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    yup…Grandy was coming up with the bases loaded had Nunez took his head out of his ass

  • Urban

    So I go out for a jog, return and flip the Yankee game back on, hoping they’ve closed the 7-1 gap. The first pitch I see is Martin’s ball for the grandslam for a 10-7 lead. Much better than I expected.

    Then I go flip back through the comments to see what happened, and I have to say there are quite a few loser, whiner types here.

    Baseball is a wonderfully fun and frustrating game, sometimes within the same game. If you can’t take the latter you’re probably not made out to be a baseball fan. The bad parts are what makes the good parts all that more enjoyable.

    And there’s still plenty of time for more things, good and bad, to happen.

  • Kostas

    Jeter hitting .300

    How he has kept his job is beyond me. Should have been DFA’d in April.

    • Charles

      I’m not even pretending to understand this comment…

      • Esteban

        He’s referring to people who thought Jeter had become a .260/.320/.350 type player.

        • Pete

          …I’ll admit it – that was me. Whoops.

          • Pete

            actually no, I kinda thought he’d become more of a .260/.300/.330 type player. .260/.320/.350 is actually pretty decent for a tolerable defensive shortstop these days

  • Hello Nasty

    Anthony “Home” Recker

  • Yank The Frank

    Boone goes boom ! Evening all.

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    nice inning of work there

  • jon

    wow anyone catch the pair on the girl in green?

    • Charles

      Was just about to comment on that, holy gozangas batman

    • http://twitter.com/johnSC2000 JohnnyC

      That’s Mystique. Aura’s getting a hotdog.

      • Jetrer

        haven’t seen them in a while … good to know their back … bodes well for October

  • Al

    Changing my Jeter tshirt from 3000 to .300

  • nsalem

    Was this the longest nine inning game ever
    http://www.retrosheet.org/boxe.....OS2006.htm
    lonely in the reserve seats at fenway. i didn’t dare cheer
    i was there for both ends of the double header great day

    just because it happened to you doesn’t make it interesting

    • Charles

      Jesus look at that bullpen, makes you really appreciate D-Rob/Soriano/Logan and the gang now.

    • nsalem

      just because it happened to me doesn’t make it interesting

  • IRF

    Boone Logan, quality LOOGY

  • Cuso

    we’d be remiss if we didn’t acknowledge Logan.

    He’s actually having a good year, believe it or not

    • Greg

      That talk with ARod in Cincy turned his season around.

      • Jetrer

        probably had more to do with the change in arm slot

      • nsalem

        was that the sex talk back at the hotel?

  • tom

    So, if this score holds up, the summary of the series will be:

    In two eminently winnable, well-pitched games, the Yankees first fell just short, then threw one away.

    In the game they were out of by the 3rd thanks to miserable pitching, they came back and won going away.

    Seems like a new chapter for You Can’t Predict Baseball.

  • Charles

    Jesus Kay/Singleton are dead, I’ve never heard so much silence from broadcasters

    • Urban

      They’ve been there five hours since the original start time of 1:00 and only six innings have been completed! They need a nap.

  • Urban

    Jeter has now moved ahead of Gardner in all three triple-slash stats. Thankfully he wasn’t dropped in the line-up or replaced fulltime by Nunez (who also had hit doubters, myself included!) who has been an excellent reserve infielder:

    Jeter: .300./359./389
    Gardner: .272/.350/.385

    Also on people’s list to be cut and still gets no respect:

    Logan: 2.67 ERA and in line for his fourth win.

    Baseball long season.

    • Esteban

      Well, who would have predicted the turnaround? I’m happy he was able to, but there wasn’t much indication Jeter would start hitting so well again.

      • Urban

        I wouldn’t have predicted Jeter hitting .300 in later August. My point is never judge players based on a month or two of stats. Jeter was written off; Gardner was written off; Logan was written off; and, oh year, Swisher was written off. It’s a 162 game season.

        Also written off was Jorge Posada. People wanted to outright DFA a Yankee who has served the Yankees well over the years.

        Posada’s full year line against righties: .279/.355/.467. There’s a place on a team someone who can do that against pitchers who pitch in 2/3rds of games. He just needs to be used properly.

        • Rainbow Connection

          It was a season and a half of stats, not a month or two.

          • Urban

            I’m guessing you’re talking about Jeter as opposed to the number of players I mentioned. The point is fans give up too quickly, ready to toss players aside. The back of Jeter’s baseball card right now shows one year that doesn’t fit the rest — 2010. He’s in decline, even with his current hot streak, but there was never a compelling enough reason he should be removed from the leadoff spot considering how little impact it would have had on the offense and the media frenzy it would cause. His slump started in May 2010. It was in in May 2011 when he began to drive the ball again, yet fans still were determined to put Gardner in the lead-off spot and to drop Jeter to 9th.

            Now many of the same fans are ready to write off Gardner. I don’t think these type of fans of any understanding of baseball.

    • nsalem

      Maybe Girardi isn’t the idiot certain idiots say he is.

      • World’s Biggest Idiot

        Yes he is

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    time for another slam?

  • nsalem

    do a tony cloninger robbie

  • IRF

    Michael Kay’s head will most assuredly explode if Cano hits a HR here.

  • Gonzo

    The A’s really just want out of town huh?

  • Marcus

    Welcome to TGI McScratchy’s, where it’s ALWAYS time to hit a grand slam! Heh-hear we go agaaaain!

    3…2…1…

  • nsalem

    The last player to hit 2 grandslams in a game is on the A’s roster now

  • bonestock94

    Wow man, what a shocking turn of events! Russel the Muscle making me love picking him for pick 6 today.

    Also: Wtf, I just noticed MannyGeee lumped me in the pessimistic crowd??? I don’t bash this team, I’m just not a blind homer.

    • nsalem

      why are you so pessimistic?

    • Gonzo

      Hater.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    So, based on the first 7 innings of this game, can I safely assume that Sterling would like to remind us that you can’t predict baseball?

    • nsalem

      You can’t predict Sterling.

  • Captain Beatty

    Jete keeps his .300 average and gets an RBI. This guy can do no wrong.

  • Urban

    Come on now, guys. You’ve had a number of chances this inning to set a MLB record for grandslams. Let’s go!

  • IRF

    Will someone just please fucking hit a grand slam?

  • CBean

    Remember when we were going to be swept and it sucked?

    Yeah, me neither.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    I understand not wanting to go deeper into the bullpen in a lost game, but it must really suck to be billings right now.

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    lets go A Rod

  • David, Jr.

    This guy could be the next A.J. Burnett.

  • Urban

    I think A-Rod was a bit overanxious, pressing to hit a GS. Those last two pitches were balls.

  • Captain Beatty

    Luis Ayala mop up time!

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Sizemore and Crisp are coming up…17 – 16 A’s lol

  • Alfred

    An Ayala fiasco and another offense inning like last one might get us close to the longest game record (51 minutes to tie)

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    I know we’re leading 16-8.

    But man am I sick of Scott fucking Sizemore.

  • Bronx Byte

    Is this game Burnett proof ? Bring him in for the 9th inning and see if he can close it out.

    • World’s Biggest Idiot

      isn’t he starting tomorrow?

      • vin

        Yeah, win-win.

        • Jetrer

          good point

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    lmfao….Sizemore will go 2 for his next 75 after he leaves the bronx

    • Urban

      He’s actually a good prospect who just couldn’t quite get it going in Detroit.

      • http://twitter.com/johnSC2000 JohnnyC

        It doesn’t take a lot for Leyland to give up on a rookie. He’s a real veteran-hugger.

  • Jorge

    I went into a very long meeting with the Yanks losing 7-1. This is certainly a pleasant surprise.

    • Urban

      You didn’t miss much. Just a couple of grandslams (and counting) and sixteen more runs.

      • Jorge

        I thought the score was reversed at first glance. Took me 30 seconds to realize it was the Yanks who had, at the time, 14 runs.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    I want that grand slam.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    In play, run(s)

  • http://twitter.com/johnSC2000 JohnnyC

    Time to order pizza.

  • Rainbow Connection

    wow

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Hahahahahahaha

    AWESOME

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

    OMG the Yankees suck. They suck so hard.

    • Rainbow Connection

      the pitching still does

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

        The pitching staff has been one of the best in all of baseball all year long, but yeah, let’s freak out about a bad two weeks, by all means.

        • Tom

          I’m a skeptic about this. I would put it that the pitching staff has OVERACHIEVED, dramatically, “all year long.”

          • Jetrer

            wouldn’t say dramatically overachieved, its been a mixed bag
            Colon, Garcia – overachievers
            AJ, Hughes – underachievers
            Soriano – under
            Wade, Ayala – over

            • Tom

              I agree with your judicious qualification.

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

            Those numbers include not only Garcia and Colon’s good fortune but also Hughes, Burnett, and early Soriano/Nova/Logan’s bad fortune.

            It probably evens out. I’d say the pitching staff has pitched about to reasonable expectations as a whole. Some guys overachieved, some guys underachieved.

    • swishers fauxhawk

      our #1 ranked offense put up 21 runs but they still suck lol whatevs

  • Greg

    GRANDY SLAM!

  • Urban

    Oh, yeah!

  • Jetrer

    finally got #3
    and a Grandyslam at that

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    insane

  • Cy Pettitte

    just checking in to say HOLY FUCKING SHIT.

    awesome game. (minus phil)

  • tom

    The A’s were just about begging the Yankees to set this record today.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    OK Andruw, that’s just mean.

  • Jetrer

    this is getting ridiculous

  • Cy Pettitte

    Andruw! holy shit the power is insane.

  • baravelli

    Can somebody figure out what the Yankees’ batting line is in this game, when batting WITH THE BASES LOADED?

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

      Shit, how many PAs have the Yankees had with the bases loaded today, like 20? It’s been a ton.

    • Cuso

      it’s not great. first 4 innings we were hearin bout missed opportunities

  • vin

    #toomanyhomeruns

  • Cy Pettitte

    “Jorge Posada is playing second base in the ninth.”

    lol.

  • Cuso

    this game is crazy.

    week’s worth of offense in 8 innings.

    and they’ll score 1 run for AJ tomorrow, lol.

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

    HOLY SHIT JOPO AT SECOND

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Jorge at second?

    You just know that the ball is gonna find him this inning.

  • tom

    The Yankees win this game comfortably even if you remove the three slams.

    Some kind of offense. Imagine if Gardner didn’t suck. (Kidding)

  • Maurice

    I’m only 17. Is Michael Kay right about Jorge being fast lol?

    • Jorge

      Pinch-ran in the…….’96 post-season?

  • Cy Pettitte

    Ayala is ruining his awesome ERA

  • Jorge

    Notice the commenters who dissappear when the team starts winning. Never fails

  • http://twitter.com/johnSC2000 JohnnyC

    Too bad Swisher’s already out of the game. He’s probably not worse than Ayala at this point.

    • http://twitter.com/johnSC2000 JohnnyC

      My bad. In all this confusion I didn’t see him at first base.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Yay 13-run leads.

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

    Hah. Awesome.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Hahahahahaha

    That was the perfect way to end the game.

  • Jetrer

    nice throw Jorge
    fitting end to the game

  • Cy Pettitte

    that couldn’t have ended any better. so perfect.

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

    I want to see that 4-3 putout as the final play on the big screen at Jorge Posada Day a few years from now.

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

    Funniest ending ever? Funniest ending ever.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Hip Hip.

  • Jorge

    For once, Jorgie juiced one.

  • UncleArgyle

    On a side note, Jorge Posada now has a UZR of + 4

  • tom

    So, does anybody know offhand how many Yankees batted with the bases loaded today? It must be well into double figures.

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

      I count 16 bases loaded plate appearances.

      • Sweet Dick Willie

        And only 3 grand slams?

        Boy, do they suck! That type of ineptitude won’t cut it in the post season!

        On a serious note, that is a perfect illustration of RISP fail. When a team puts that many runners on base, they’re bound to leave a lot on.

        Case in point: Yanks left 12 on base today.

        • tom

          My take is, RISPfail is the norm when a high on-base percentage team goes into a slump. They’ll still have plenty of people getting on base, but they’ll be enough holes in the line-up that alot of those runners get stranded.

          • Urban

            The best offensive teams leave the most runners on base.

            • Sweet Dick Willie

              This.

            • Ethan

              That why you use percents not absolute numbers.

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    Holy Shit. 22 Runs scored and 28 LOB. Holy Shit. I picked the wrong day to go to Wrigley Field.

    • camilo

      Jeter left 9 on. just sayin.

      • Nuke LaDoosh

        yeah, the 28 is the total of the individual players

  • Pat D

    So it seems like I missed quite a game, huh?

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

      Brick killed a guy.

      • Pat D

        Were there horses and a man on fire?

        • http://www.twitter.com/hulkheyman HulkHeyman

          And a trident too.

  • Hall and Nokes

    GFD-IT HUGHES. Terrible game. Terrible series. How bad did we end up losing?

  • camilo

    I love when records are set, esp by yankees/giants/sens/knicks

    • FIPster Doofus

      Ottawa Sens? Go Sabres.

      • jay h

        lets go rangers

  • Monteroisdinero

    22 runs without Montero.

    /my $.02

  • jay h

    right know im hoping all of those who were on the ledge in the 3rd inning jumped off before the slams

    • jay h

      oh and btw, kostas, i hope you learned something about giving up in the third inning

  • Pat D

    Gotta love ESPN.com.

    Just reading the rapid reaction article, and in the two minutes I’ve been there, there’s been about 7 comments that all the Yankees are roiders and one person saying they play in a park wtih the dimensions of Williamsport.

    Good times.

    • Kiko Jones

      ESPN can suck it.

  • Scout

    And somehow the Yankees scored 22 runs without the benefit of a sacrifice bunt. Who would have believed it possible?