Game 132: Escape from Baltimore

Yankees activate Freddy Garcia, demote Hector Noesi
Banuelos dominant, Montero homers in win
(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Just one more game left in this stupid series in Baltimore, with games rained out due to hurricanes but not made up as part of a doubleheader in advance because the Orioles didn’t want to give up the gate revenue Yankees don’t care about Mike Flanagan. Derek Jeter (knee) and Alex Rodriguez (thumb) are still banged up and are unsurprisingly out of the lineup. Here’s the starting nine…

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

Freddy Garcia, SP

The game is scheduled to begin a little after 7pm ET and can be seen on YES. Enjoy.

Injury Updates: Jeter is available in an emergency tonight … A-Rod went back to New York for an MRI (the results were good) and he’ll meet the team in Boston, though he might not play in the series … both Pedro Feliciano and Damaso Marte suffered setbacks in their rehab from shoulder troubles and are done for the year. Just like they were in April.

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Yankees activate Freddy Garcia, demote Hector Noesi
Banuelos dominant, Montero homers in win
  • Betty Humpter

    Fuck Buck

  • Brian S.

    Cano really could of used a half day on Tuesday or Wednesday but with A-Rod AND Jeter out he’s going to have to play through it. It sucks, he and Granderson could use a rest from the field down the stretch.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      I agree. When was the last time these guys didn’t play? Yet alone being DH’d for a day.

      • Brian S.

        I guess the off day on Saturday may help them keep fresh but they did just play two games yesterday…Is Douchilis still on the DL? Or will he be conveniently activated just in time for the series in Fenway?

        • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

          I heard Peter Gammons say that he’d probably be activated by their series against Texas.

    • Rainbow Connection

      Thanks, Gene Monahan.

  • IRF

    Kinda random, but I just noticed Cano has stolen a career high 8 bases this year and only been caught once.

    For a guy who entered the year with 20 career SB and 23 career CS, that’s pretty weird.

  • Avi

    Montero goes deep again in Scranton. #18 on the season.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      I thought the game started at 7 eastern time? Fuck.

      • Avi

        They’re playing a double header today. Manny B pitching too. Throwing a NO HITTER through 5 so far (5K’s and one walk)

    • Karl Krawfid

      Manny B is doing the damn thing also.

      5 no hit innings so far. Game is only 7 innings long with the double header.

    • Cy Pettitte

      Iglesias breaks up the no hitter. ugh.

  • radnom

    Question:

    Why is it ok when players go after every last cent because “you would make the same choice in that situation” not apply to buinessmen and executives as well?

    All this bitching over the make-up day is just as ridiculous as the bitching when players don’t sign hometown discounts. Yeah it sucks, but why do you expect someone to voluntarily give up money?

    • Cy Pettitte

      I don’t have a problem with them wanting to maximize revenue, only with how they handled it. if they’re gonna do that they should come out and say it. instead they decided to have this holier than thou attitude and drag Flanny into it.

    • Rainbow Connection

      “why do you expect someone to voluntarily give up money?”

      Because that’s what the rich kids asked for. You’re just supposed to do what THEY want, not what YOU want. If you don’t do what they want, they’ll run and tell the teacher.

      Imagine the outrage if Ron Guidry tossed himself off a roof and the O’s asked for a DH that the Yanks didn’t want to play (because it’s simply not in their best interest and don’t give a fuck about the O’s best interest)? Everyone here would be saying the O’s are classless pieces of shit.

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

        What are you?

        • Rainbow Connection

          Just being honest. Initially, I fully supported and cheered Granderson’s well-written statement. After reading all the constant dumb homer comments here I thought about it more and more.
          This is how I now feel. Jeez. You’re the rich kids. Just let it go. You will have many victories. This is making you look like brats.

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

            So the Yankees should just let it slide because they’re better than the other teams?

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

            I would have simply accepted “A troll”, but thanks for trying anyway.

    • Jimmy McNulty

      Because it’s the shitty thing to do. As a MLB Franchise one should have a fair degree of respect for the other MLB Franchises and recognize what they’re going through. God knows the outrage it would be if it were a more media friendly franchise going through this. Sometimes shit happens, MLB is a franchise and a national brand. The Orioles blow, their season isn’t going anywhere. The Yankees have a realistic shot at having homefield throughout the playoffs…yes, I know the shitty teams like to play spoiler, but this isn’t playing spoiler, it’s playing the asshole. Yeah, they’re going to lose a bit out at the gat, but the Yankees give you millions of dollars in revenue sharing every year. Now you’re saying “wait a minute, were going to be difficult pricks and refuse to do the reasonable thing at all costs, and instead of having a DH on Friday and Monday, we’re going to take away your only off day.” Not only revenue sharing, but the Yankees give a huge trickle down effect to the Os. I’m not saying that the Orioles should bendover backwards to appease the Yankees, but what I am saying is that some respect for their peers is due. It’s in the best interests of all of baseball for the Yankees to remain healthy down the stretch so they can be ready to go for the playoffs, the same holds true for the rest of the teams in the AL and NL that are contenders. Sometimes you have to eat a little bit of shit for the sake of the brand and the group as a whole, the proper comparison isn’t what the players do in taking a hometown discount the proper comparison is a player not doing what’s best for the sake of the Players Union.

  • ultimate913

    Damn. That Rainbow person’s comment disappeared.

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

      Zero tolerance for impostors.

      • Rainbow Connection

        Imposter how?

      • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

        What did he say?

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Yep, Manny’s got a no hitter right now, 5 K’s, 1 BB against the Paw Sawx.

    /jinx’d

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Al Leiter sighting! on MLBN, but still…lol

    • Cy Pettitte

      I wish YES would just give me the Cone and Leiter Weekly (even better, Daily) Variety Hour show I’ve wanting forever.

      • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

        With El Duque playing the role of Max Weinberg

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

          Jack Curry can be the FedEx Pope. Bob Lorenz can be Preparation H Raymond.

  • Avi

    I think it’s terrible for the Yanks to give any further starts to Burnett. Hard to imagine Warren or a stretched out Noesi aren’t better options at this point.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Gardy can’t buy a hit. this sucks.

  • Avi

    Jose Iglesias singles off of Banuelos in the 6th to break up the no hitter.

    • IRF

      Can he be DFA’d mid-game?

  • Karl Krawfid

    Yankees are facing a real killer today.

    • Avi

      Yes. Wasn’t Simon being held in the Dominican in the murder of someone? What happened with that?

  • Kibbitty

    Anybody know where I can find the Giants-Jets preseason game? Teh internets say NFL Network but that’s a fail.

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

      NBC 4 New York is carrying it for me (Cablevision).

      • Kibbitty

        Comcast equivalent, anyone?

        Thanks btw.

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

    Wouldn’t you just assume it was pronounced “see-MOAN” and not “SIGH-mun”, without having to have him tell you?

    I mean, he’s not from an Anglophone country, he’s from a Hispanophone country. The pronounciation rules of the Spanish language are pretty straightforward, and it’s not like baseball players from the hispanophone world is a new thing or something.

    • IRF

      Come on man, these are writers. What do they know about language?

    • Kevin G.

      What if it was “SIGH-MOAN”????

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

        Well played, Mauer.

      • CS Yankee

        Isn’t that what Mrs Young did?

    • Tom Zig

      I vaguely remember Kim Jones said he preferred the SIGH-mun.

  • flamingo

    TEXXXXXX

    It would be nice if his slump is over now.

  • CS Yankee

    Always good to score early…now we just need the often.

  • Monteroisdinero

    looks like bp so far. Hopefully Freddy is sharp.

  • CS Yankee

    Despite the outcome in that at-bat, we clearly have the better Nick in Right Field.

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

      Markakis’s power has evaporated, and he’s still in his prime. It’s sad.

      That guy needs a Granderson/Bautista type swing overhaul, stat.

      • CS Yankee

        Projected to be the real deal. Seen him play 3-4 years ago and felt his range with the glove/arm was real good and thought he could be the .280 with some power (maybe 20 or so).

        Clearly shouldn’t be batting in the 2/3 hole…maybe he gets well or a Cash ninja type trade works our way as he seems to be a decent player.

  • Ernie Anastos

    Keep fucking that chicken.

  • Monteroisdinero

    At SWB tonight, Monteroisdinero and Mannyisuncanny.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Ok folks-we need the spanish word for grit.

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

      “Greet”

      • nedro

        I laughed.

      • Monteroisdinero

        Well played Senor Mauer.

    • IRF

      Ask Mayor Bloomberg

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist_7 Carlosologist

      “firmeza de carácter” or “polvo”

      The first one was what Google Translate told me, the second is what I know it as.

  • Cy Pettitte

    what is Vlad arguing, that’s clearly a strike.

  • Countryclub

    Anybody read Frankie P’s report on Mason Williams today? If so, a sentence or two recap would be appreciated.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I wonder if Kim Jones thinks Grandy is a home run hitter.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Manny B with the greet as he polvo-rizes the Pawtucket Sux tonight.

    /gotta share good news.

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

      Nicely done.

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

    I don’t know who’s announcing the Jets-Giants game, but “audiblizing” is not a word.

  • IRF

    I don’t know how Alfredo Simon only averages 6 K/9.

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist_7 Carlosologist

    Fun fact: Granderson has more extra base hits than singles (68 XBH to 67 1B).

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

      Bondsian.

    • Monteroisdinero

      Bonds would have 38 HR’s and 59 rbi’s.

      • DCBX

        Have you seen the Giants play? So would Grandy.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Al Leiter is coming back tomorrow! Big Game Al!
    LMFAO

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    “Big game Al” Kay is so crazy…

  • Mickey Scheister

    I missed ole Sweaty Freddy, the chief. Not to be confused with Raekwon, the chef.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I bet on Thursday AJ’s ERA will leap over Lackey’s

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      That would actually take a lot to do. I don’t know exactly but that’s probably like 8 or 9 runs in one inning. But that’s not unrealistic. He’s the worst pitcher in the game the last two years.

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

        He’s the worst pitcher in the game the last two years.

        http://www2.pictures.gi.zimbio.....-j97yl.jpg

        • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

          stats to back it up???

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

            Burnett: 5.28/4.81/4.27 E/F/x in 60 starts, 347.2 IP, 2.3 fWAR
            Arroyo: 4.37/4.97/4.43 E/F/x in 59 starts, 377.0 IP, 1.2 fWAR

            Keep in mind, 1/9th of Arroyo’s BFs are pitchers.

            • Jimmy McNulty

              Being slightly less terrible than Bronson Arroyo is nothing to brag about. AJ’s definitely up there in terms of the five or ten worst starters in baseball. Then again, I said the same thing about Nova a few months ago, so here’s to hoping I’m wrong yet again.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        It’s 12 runs without recording an out to match Lackey’s 5.98 ERA. So I guess that would mean 36 runs in one inning.

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

    As unenjoyable as watching A.J. Burnett pitch, that’s how much fun it is to watch Freddy Garcia pitch.

    /McCarver’d

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      Too bad neither of them are guys who goes behind a barn and chews a piece of gum

      /McCarver on Buster Posey in the 2010 World Series’d

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

    I assume Kay has no earthly clue that Machado is
    A. 19
    B. still in High-A
    C. only hitting .254/.317/.402 there

    Yes, Manny Machado is good. No, that does not mean you shouldn’t sign J.J. Hardy. That’s like saying that the team shouldn’t sign any pitching this winter because they just drafted Dylan Bundy.

    • Cy Pettitte

      maybe Kay doesn’t realize you can sign guys to contracts that are <8 years/120mil

    • IRF

      There are plenty of reasons why the Hardy extension is bad for the O’s. Machado is a relatively minor reason why it might prove foolish.

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

      I think the Hardy deal makes perfect sense for them. It’s not long, it’s not overpriced, and even if Machado is ready in 2013, Hardy is very tradeable. The only negative is that he’s injury prone, but the crop of shortstops is awful around the league.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Freddy bringing the 91 mph high heat!

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

      CHECK THAT MAN FOR PEDS!

  • jon

    Banuelos gave up a hit? what a bum

  • Cy Pettitte

    Freddy comes to NY and gains velocity

    /reverseJavy’d

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

    Q: Who was the last Yankees pitcher to win Rookie of the Year Award?

    A: Kei Igawa. I remember it like it was yesterday.

  • Kevin G.

    That Apollo 18 movie looks pretty cool. Of course by me saying that it’s destined to be a flop.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Swish! holy shit, monster shot

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

    Nick Swisher is hotter than Roger Clemens’s balls.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Swish!!

  • Esteban

    Swishahouse! Padding his stats again.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Swish maine

  • jon

    and boom does the dynamite

  • nsalem

    unclutch where art thou now cuso

    • Jetrer

      any HR by Swisher that doesn’t result in pie only counts as stat padding, apparently

  • jake

    the way michael kay pronounces “banuelos” pisses me off

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

      I still want someone who follows the team and can ask directly to confirm whether it’s Banuelos or Bañuelos. The internet tubez show both spellings, and I have no way of knowing.

      Mashmore? Pilliere?

      • Esteban

        I gotta believe it’s Bañuelos

      • Kevin G.

        I hope it’s Banuelos.

      • jake

        Kay says it with the “ñ,” which sounds a bit off, at least to me. I always pronounced it Ban-whey-los.

        • forensic

          The Yankees are going to wait a little longer, but everyone is starting to know how to say BAN-U-A-LOS.

          http://sports.espn.go.com/new-.....id=6218472

        • forensic

          And start practicing now—it’s pronounced ban-u-AY-los.

          http://newyork.cbslocal.com/20.....-banuelos/

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

            So, Kay’s pronouncing it wrong.

            It’s not “ban-yoo-AY-los”, it’s “ban-oo-AY-los”.

            The letter “u” in his name is pronounced just a straight “oo”, not the exaggerated “you” sound that Kay uses.

            • forensic

              Looks to me like both of those links have a ‘you’ listed as the second part of the pronounciation. I think he sounds correct. That’s how I remember hearing it in ST too, I believe.

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

                But there’s no long or short vowels in Spanish. Vowels are always pronounced the same way.

                And the letter u is not pronounced “you”. It’s just “oo”.

                • forensic

                  Right, but they’re spelling it in English, not Spanish. Guess we’ll find out eventually…

            • jake

              this is correct. take the Spanish word for cloth, “pañuelo,” for exsmple.

  • Monteroisdinero

    So if Manny B can go 7 complete (minor league doubleheader) throwing a 1 hitter against the Paw-Sox….

    We have our next lefty!

    • nsalem

      maybe hopefully

  • IRF

    Nick Swisher now has a career high in fWAR

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

    Eli Manning was fearing the footsteps.

    (I do like the play of Danny Ware, though. Nice little back.)

    • Jimmy McNulty

      Wow, this Tom Brady guy must suck if he’s in the same league as Eli Manning.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Swish has hit an offspeed pitch for a homer from either side of the plate in the last 2 games.

    /Iwillgivehimsomelovenow

  • Jimmy McNulty

    So, unfortunately for the rest of us there’s lots of Giants and Jets fans here. So what are you guys paying more attention too: the final dress rehearsal before the regular season or the Yankees play a piece of shit team like the Orioles?

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

      I’m flipping back and forth.

    • jerrynyg

      I’m watching the Giants/Jets on my laptop, typing here on my desktop and watching the Yankees on my big screen.

      TOO MUCH RADIATION!!!!

    • nedro

      Yankees. Always the Yankees. But if there was nothing on but a bunch of football and an Astros game (as little sense as that makes; no Astros games on TV upstate), I’d watch the Stros.

      /fuckinghatefootballsomuchitslikemyjob

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

        That sounds like a “you” problem.

        • nedro

          Actually, I used to follow the NYG, back in the 80’s. Even went to meet Joe Morris and got a ball signed once. But lately what bother me the most is the pervasive, nay, perverse , non-stop coverage of all things football and the obsession that seems to overcome everyone around me as I look around and think “Hello? There’s a pennant race on? Anyone? Anyone?” Anyway, my point is, football is immensely more popular now than in decades past, and therefore, coverage of football is understandably everywhere. But I want people to talk about baseball, dammit, and that’s why I’m here!
          “Me” problem, indeed. I have enough of those, thank you very much.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Sanchize with the hands of stone.

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

      It wasn’t pretty.

      • Cy Pettitte

        whole game is pretty ugly

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    If I was Nova, I would have spit in Palmer’s face and said “I WILL CRUSH YOU.”

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

      Jimmy Key, what’s he, like, 45?

      I could hit him.

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        LOL

    • Jorge

      I loved that story.

  • Monteroisdinero

    How bout that play by Nunez? Thuhfewtchuh baby!

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Tommie does Bart Scott still play for the Jets? I haven’t noticed too much contemptible behavior or RBs getting slapped like a red headed step child in the LB corps tonight.

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

      Did you just see that little chuck he gave to Nicks following Nicks’s nice catch?

      Yeah, The Mad Backer’s still there.

      • Jimmy McNulty

        Yeah, I’m watching the Yanks on the computer and football on TV. Not paying a whole lot of attention and I tuned in a little late.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Oh good, the Rays are losing. We were in about to lose our playoff spot.

    • Roland Deschain

      They’re right on our heels. One 7 game losing streak by us and 7 game winning streak for them and we’re tied.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Giants and Yanks up 3-0.

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

    Antonio Cromartie just pulled the ol’ “Baby on the Corner” trick.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Liking Ryan’s aggressiveness, it’s the dress rehearsal so why not see if you can get these 4th downs?

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

    See all those Grandy strikeouts? That’s why I’m not 100% on board with him being an elite player yet.

    Sincerely,
    Greg

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Hahahah

      The Red Sox and Phillies have at least 25 elite players each.

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

    This game has all the feel of a late-August, “let’s just get it over with” game.

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

      That’s so disrespectful to Flanny.

      /Showalter’d

      • Cy Pettitte

        it’s only disrespectful if you don’t buy concessions

        /OriolesFO’d

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

    Tone Time.

    • jon

      hope not

  • Cy Pettitte

    Mark Reynolds: Yankee Killer?

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

      Yankee maimer, maybe.

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

        .260/.296/.580 entering tonight in 54 PA.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      AJ is the true Yankee killer.

      • Karl Krawfid

        lol

  • Monteroisdinero

    Freddy looking great. Amazing what pitching and spending a night in Scranton can do for a guy.

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

      The Holiday Inn Express in Wilkes-Barre is outstanding. The pillows are so fluffy, it’s like sleeping on a sheep angel.

      • Monteroisdinero

        I’ll check it out!

  • Will

    This game is uncomfortably close. I’m not gonna lie, I’ll be pretty pissed if we lose this game.

    • Roland Deschain

      Relax. Freddy’s dealing and we have the best bullpen in baseball. These are the Os we’re talking about.

    • Jimmy McNulty

      I gotta be honest, I’m pretty pissed at every loss. The last loss I wasn’t mad about was the one where Nick Swisher pitched.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    The 1-1 was NOT a strike, Swisher is right. Per usual.

  • Hall and Nokes

    I will disseminate the accounts and descriptions of this game however the fuck I please

  • Kevin G.

    Wait, are all of the giveaways for people 14 and younger or 21 and over? The Yankees must hate people ages 15-20. Maybe that’s why they won’t call up Montero.

    • Erica

      I mean, I’m 24, and I want a poster. That’s just not fair.

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

      Mike, Ben, and Joe have been tirelessly working behind the scenes to convince Levine to have a “Hooker Night”. First 10,000 fans between the ages of 18-25 get a free hooker.

      I think he’s warming up to the idea.

    • Monteroisdinero

      Monty 21
      Manny 20

      Montero will catch Sept. 8th in baltimore. Book it.

    • Hall and Nokes

      Everyone else gets to partake in the $7.50 Bud Light giveaway.

      • 1stbase

        $9.50

        • Hall and Nokes

          That’s pretty absurd. It costs about $9.50 to make a vat of that stuff.

          • 1stbase

            Yea i had one MGD last time i was there it’s a joke

            • DCBX

              At games I like to blow money on the ridiculously priced food. I can get hammered way cheaper after the game at the Tavern on 161st.

              Sometimes living in Highbridge pays off nicely.

  • jon

    did anyone just see what martin did? looks like he got hit or something on that last swing

    • nsalem

      looks like he got hit on the backswing. Looking at Garcia’s reaction walking off the mound I would think he was okay.

  • dkidd

    can i just say: i love freddy garcia

    the chief!

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    What? Freddy pitching a good game the day after Bart pitched a beauty? Where are the Doom and Gloomers hiding tonight?

    • dkidd

      the amount of vitriolic posting re the rotation is cuckoo

      can’t we all agree that:

      freddy/bart/nova have exceeded all expectations
      nevertheless, it is nerve-wracking to picture them starting against boston or texas in the playoffs
      nevertheless, every other (american league) team has rotation issues

      • Monteroisdinero

        3 pitchers for 3M. AJ for 16. oh the pain, the pain…

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

        Your level-headed rationalism has no place in discussion about baseball.

        Get the #$%& out of here, you hippie.

      • nsalem

        The RedSox and Rangers are good offensive teams. Anyone (including CC) starting against the is nerve-wracking. This meme is getting really stale.

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

          Everything in all of life is nerve-wracking, including nerves and wracks themselves.

          Sincerely,
          Greg

          • dkidd

            i laughed

            poor greg. i thought i was a worrier

      • Nuke LaDoosh

        Yeah, but where are the doom and gloomers tonight? My point was really around “the sky is falling” rants that happen when a starter has a bad couple of innings in a game in august (Oh my here come the Rays!)

      • Jimmy McNulty

        I don’t think that’s the issue, the issue here is the starter behind CC. I mean lets be honest, the Yankees aren’t compared to the rest of baseball. They’re compared to the Red Sox, and now the Phillies. The rotation after CC is pretty fucking weak and they don’t match up well with Beckett or anyone else in the Phillies rotation.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Scary fly ball. Sweaty Freddy and sweating fans.

  • Cy Pettitte

    das it for Freddy?

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Freddy drinking Dasani? I thought MLB was a Pepsi sponsored league?

    • Nuke LaDoosh

      Deals are cut with each individual Team/Stadium. The bad guys in Boston also have a deal with the devils in Atlanta.

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

    Pull Freddy and go CoSoMo FTW

  • Monteroisdinero

    I predict Jorge will hit a HR the next time he catches a game for the Yanks.

    When is old timer’s day in 2013?

    • Jetrer

      nah, Girardi will insist on catching that game himself

      • dkidd

        girardi will insist on starting cervelli

  • nsalem

    Freddy 2012

    • Monteroisdinero

      Yes-his stuff wears well.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Betances no hits after 3 innings. 1 BB

    /a killer night for 2 killer B’s

  • Ivan

    Michael Vick just signed a $100 Million Dollar deal with the Eagles (with $40 Million guaranteed). As an Eagle fan, im kinda weary of giving Vick a long term contract only because of his style of play and how few aging QB’s do well. Nevertheless, the time in jail mitgh save him maybe 2 years with his body i guess.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Soriano the rare closer who pitches from the windup.

    • nsalem

      well done closers frequently pitch from the windup

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

    Emmanuel Cook has crossed the line from “intensity” to “dirty play”.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Bowling For Dollars is the greatest TV show ever.

    • Monteroisdinero

      cause da black ball takes out da white pins wit da red necks..

    • Nuke LaDoosh

      Truth or Consequences

  • Monteroisdinero

    last few innings of baseball>>>>>>2nd half of preseason football game

    • nedro

      Ah fucking men.

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

    Who the hell gets thrown out of a preseason game?

    “You got fired on your day off?”

    • Erica

      “I wasn’t even supposed to be here today.”

      /Clerks’d

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

        37?!?

        • Erica

          Oh, I’m only half paying attention to the Jets game but the quote just felt SO right.

        • nsalem

          that was 15 years ago by now its 1037

          you said a mouthful

    • nsalem

      “he’s so stupid he quit a no-show job” from City of Hope by John Sayles

    • Ivan

      /Craig’D

    • Hall and Nokes

      What happened? That game was unwatchable even by preseason NFL standards.

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

        A benign Brandon Jacobs/Mo Wilkerson slapfight. Nothing to write home about.

  • nsalem

    time to focus

  • mbonzo

    First hit off Betances is a goddamn homerun from Lavarnway.

    • Monteroisdinero

      still an impressive outing.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    95!

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

    That Reynolds swing was priceless.

    • dkidd

      how many players maintain an ops over 800 and a ba under 230?

      /dave kingman’d

      • nsalem

        carlos pena

        • dkidd

          he’s rob deer with a glove

  • Jetrer

    how about some runs now so DRob can have the night off

  • bonestock94

    That was disgusting

  • nedro

    D-rob was so fucking munny last night.

  • Mister Delaware

    Just got back from dinner and walking the dog. Who are we furious at / what are we overreacting about in a bubble tonight?

  • Cy Pettitte

    well there goes the streak…….

  • Ivan

    Meh…..

  • nedro

    whoops!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    This game could get ugly.

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

      Air Traffic Controller: This fog’s getting thicker.
      Johnny: And Leon’s getting la-a-a-a-a-a-rger!

      • dkidd

        girardi: looks like i picked the wrong week to quit being jeff torberg

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    well, i guess D-Rob had to give up One HR this year.

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

    Finally, something to overreact about!

    YES!

    • Cy Pettitte

      I expect DRob to be perfect and strike out minimum 2 batters per inning. this is fucking ridiculous. I demand a refund.

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

        I’m worried that this is the beginning of his regression and he’ll pitch worse than Burnett for the next 15 months. You can’t prove to me that that scenario won’t possibly happen.

        • Cy Pettitte

          option him to AAA so we don’t have to find out.

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

            DRob’s HR/FB for the past 5 minutes is 100%. Meanwhile, Manny Banuelos sits in Scranton, waiting for a promotion.

            Clearly, this organization does not trust its prospects.

            • Esteban

              Banuelos sucks anyway. Just another overhyped Yankees prospect. If he was any good, the Yankees would ruin him anyway.

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

                We should of traded him for Felix Hernandez when we had the chance.

                Fire Cashmen.

                • Esteban

                  And Giradri. Hes the idito who comes up with these rules.

        • Esteban

          It’s science. The other shoe was bound to drop.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Too many fastballs.

    Russ Martin should know better.

    Drop a Curve damn.

  • Jetrer

    pretty bad 0-2 pitch location

  • Esteban

    OH NO ROBERTSON SUCKS NOW>> TIME TO PANIC

    • nedro

      or not

      • Esteban

        Or yes. It’s always a good time to panic. Aren’t you worried about Robertson against the Sox now? This team is pathetic.

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

          Our bullpen is crumbling before our very eyes, and Boston is right around the corner.

          BOSTON!!!

          • Esteban

            And Tampa and Anaheim in our rearview mirror!!! Things are looking bad, guys.

        • nedro

          Oh, yes, I completely agree. The last homer Mo gave up I built a bunker in the Adirondacks. That double play right there gave me a barely resistable urge to buy out the grocery store’s stock of bottled water.

          • Esteban

            Well, yeah, that’s the only logical move to make in that situation.

  • Ivan

    Come on D-Rob, your better than this.

  • Mickey Scheister

    DFA D-Rob!

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

    DRob: 1
    Eric Davis Jr.: 0

    • Mister Delaware

      +1 kidney.

  • Dela G

    That’s ok, Drob

  • Will

    I’m nitpicking here but D-Rob was 0-2 on Hardy and had a couple of pitches to waste. A couple of curveballs or change-ups in the dirts probably could’ve gotten him. Oh well. We better win this game.

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

      I’m nitpicking here

      (stops reading)

  • nedro

    Need to open this up a bit. Not feeling comfortable, Mo forgive me.

    • Esteban

      Mo forgives, but he doesn’t forget.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Insurance runs plz.

  • Dela G

    Robinson Cano… Good at baseball

  • Dela G

    I wonder why left handers dont try and drag bunt against gonzalez? he literally runs off the mound

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    No Andruw?

    • Jetrer

      I don’t understand that at all. What possible reason would there be not to pinch hit there?

  • Cy Pettitte

    why not PH Andruw?

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

      Because this game isn’t the ALDS?

      • Jetrer

        so what? It doesn’t hurt anything to PH Andruw, and it gives you a better chance of something good happening there. Why use Mo now, this isn’t the ALDS, use Ayala instead.

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

          You already know Andruw is mashing the ball against lefties, but Posada has been swinging a good bat too of late. Why not give him a chance to jumpstart the bad side of his platoon split between now and October?

          Sure, it’s probably fruitless, but you don’t absolutely NEED that AB, so let Jorge have it.

          Pitchers are different; they need regular work (but not too much of it).

          • Jetrer

            Posada isn’t earning starts against LHP no matter what he does there. They don’t need him against LHP, it doesn’t matter if he gets jump started or not. An insurance run, on the other hand, could prove useful. NBD, but I don’t see how they gain anything by leaving Posada in there. Andruw may get PH AB’s in bigger spots down the road, why not give him reps now to get as comfortable with it as possible.

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

              I didn’t say anyone was giving Posada a start against LHP, just that Posada improving against LHP would be a nice bonus, since there’s still a decent chance he faces one or two during the playoffs (when a lefty comes in following a righty start when Jones has already been used, or during extra innings).

              • Jetrer

                don’t think one AB against a LHP in August will have any bearing on how Posada does against LHP in the playoffs
                really no big deal either way, but using Jones there is much more useful than using Posada

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

                  don’t think one AB against a LHP in August will have any bearing on how Posada does against LHP in the playoffs.

                  I agree, which is why it would be nice to get him a few more between now and the end of the season.

                  Point is, assuming pinch hitting Jones for Posada increases your chances of adding an insurance run in that situation, you’re weighing the value of that potential insurance run in the top of the 9th in an August 29th game against the Orioles for a team that’s 27 games above .500 with a 99% playoff odds (while you have the best closer in the history of baseball warming up to pitch the 9th) against the (slim) chances that a handful of August/September PAs against lefties jumpstarts the other half of Posada’s platoon split.

                  There’s arguments each way, it’s not a no-brainer that you absolutely must pinch hit Jones in that situation like you claimed.

  • Dela G

    holy shit posada, do you really have to be that effing slow??

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

    Okay, that was pretty cool.

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    Mo FTS

  • nedro

    OMG Jorge is SO fucking slow. HGow do you not beat that?!?!?!?>

  • Cy Pettitte

    sorry MASN commentators, it’s not a web gem if Posada is the runner.

  • Roland Deschain

    Mo’s gotta close the door and exorcise the demons from the last save he blew here.

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

      Mo’s probably already forgotten about that game. I know I have.

      • Esteban

        Mo blew a save in Baltimore this year?

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

          I’m dead serious, I do not remember which games Mo blew a save in. I’d have to look it up to know.

          Stop holding all these losses in, people. Woosah.

          • Esteban

            Oh, so was I. I honestly didn’t remember that.

          • Cy Pettitte

            the Noesi first MLB win game

            never forget.

  • nsalem

    No Captain Beatty/Kilgore Trout et al. with a little luck Con-Ed won’t find there house till the end of the
    season. There’s even a bright side to power outages.

  • Karl Krawfid

    I think Mo will blow this game.

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

      They see me trollin’/
      They hatin’/
      Patrollin’ and tryna catch me ridin’ dirty/

    • nsalem

      die on ice

    • nsalem

      go crawl back in the troll hole

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    sweet play

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Robbie is a beast. A BEAST!

  • nsalem

    go play in traffic

  • Esteban

    Cano knew who was running there.

  • Erica

    Robbie, I cannot love you more than I do right now.

    • Esteban

      Why don’t you just marry him then?

      /juvenile

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

        /juvenile

        She got it from her mama.

      • Erica

        MAYBE I’M GONNA!

        /re-juvenile’d

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Mo needs to learn how to throw the gyro ball.

  • Hall and Nokes

    This would be a good time for Mo to break out that head to toe curve he’s been working on.

  • Esteban

    It wasn’t funny, but the slow motion made it funny

  • Hall and Nokes

    Slo-mo was made for stuff like that

  • Dela G

    hahahaha hit that one woman right on the face

  • mbonzo
  • Dela G

    woooooo!!

    yankees win!

  • Erica

    MO!

  • Karl Krawfid

    Atta boy Mo

    • nsalem

      jerkus maximus

    • Esteban

      Karl Krawfid says:
      August 29, 2011 at 9:31 pm

      I think Mo will blow this game.

      • Karl Krawfid

        So?

        I’m happy I’m wrong. GJ Mo.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Put it on the left side!

  • Esteban

    Mo being Mo and Reynolds being Reynolds.

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

      Ball don’t lie.

      /Rasheed’d

  • Ivan

    Yankees Bitches!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Save number 34? I had no idea Mo had that many. Niceee…

  • Dela G

    man i wish swisher was my big brother. what a badass

    and he is murdering it for my fantasy team

  • Esteban

    Reynolds swings and misses. And that’s a wrap.

    YOU GET IT? Reynolds Wrap. Hardee Har Har

    • nsalem

      Is that JJ Hardy Har Har?

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

        Nice.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Nick Swisher needs to stop saying “tenacity.”

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder
      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        Andre the Giant + Wallace Shawn = my ultimate sexual fantasy.

  • Mickey Scheister

    So Boston is off two days in a row before this three game series….

    /notfair

  • Esteban

    The Yankees won, but they still suck because they split this series.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      How dare they not go 162-0

      • Esteban

        Confidence Level: 0

  • Esteban

    Fact: Swisher’s best month was June, but no one noticed because his totals still didn’t look that good.

    http://www.baseball-reference......;t=b#month::none

  • MikeD

    Okay, so the Yankees are playing the Los Angeles Baltimore Orioles of Anaheim tonight, right? 10:00 pm start time?

    Looks like I missed a good game. Any Yankee win is good.

    • Esteban

      Not for the trolls/cliff jumpers. This type of game is miserable.

      • Jimmy McNulty

        I’m probably the most aggressively pessimistic one here, and the only wins that I have second thoughts about are the ones where Hughes gets lit up. Bats will go quite every once in a while. I just hope Swisher can pull out a 30 HR season, he’s been one shy the past couple of years and I’d like to see him hit that milestone again.

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

    Jeremy Kerley in the wildcat: nice.

  • Total Dominication

    Drove down to the stadium, it was gorgeous. Great win. They are 9-1 in games I see live. Cashman should buy me season tix.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Would anyone like this trade?: http://www.nydailynews.com/spo....._mets.html

    • Mister Delaware

      Absolutely not. Underperforming high-priced pitcher always tops underperforming high-priced position player.

      • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

        Quit trolling. Jason Bay would hit well as a Yankee and you know it. Put him in that bandbox of a ball park and he’d be close to what he was in Boston. Get some perspective.

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

          I take it you haven’t bothered to look at Bay’s home/road splits with the Mets and just assumed CitiField has killed him.

        • Jimmy McNulty

          You’re telling someone that if Jason Bay were a Yankee he’d be an all-star, and you’re the one telling him that he needs perspective.

          I’d just like to clarify that for everyone.

        • FIPster Doofus

          The ballpark is actually helping Bay, it seems.

          2010 home: .277/.371/.459
          2010 away: .243/.326/.355

          2011 home: .267/.349/.406
          2011 away: .206/.292/.289

          • Pat D

            Stupid facts.

        • Jim S

          Mister Delaware is anything but a troll.

          • Jimmy McNulty

            Yeah, I always thought he was legit.

  • Tom Merritt

    Freddy did a really nice job last night and he deserves a lot of credit. Hope he can continue at this level of performance for the remainder of the season and playoffs.

    I agree with the prevailing sentiments about Buck. Still don’t get why he has on a jacket in the dugout even if the temps are in the upper 90’s. Just seems weird.

    Looking forward to roster expansion this Thursday and hope to see Jesus Montero get some playing time to see what he looks like against big league competition.