Aug
23

Game 126: No A-Rod Again

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(AP Photo)

One game after he returned to the lineup, Alex Rodriguez is again out of it. He suffered a jammed thumb while making a play on Sunday. After cutting short his BP session he went for an x-ray. It doesn’t sound like anything serious.

That means the lineup resembles the ones we’ve seen for the past month or so. It’s also Bartday, which we hope moves the Bartolo Colon O Meter clockwise.

Lineup

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

And on the mound, number forty, Bartolo Colon.

Categories : Game Threads
  • Kiersten

    Open thread? You had me worried there was no game.

    • 28 this year

      same here

      • The Big City of Dreams

        Good to see I wasn’t the only one.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      So that means we can talk about WHATEVER we want!

  • Cy Pettitte

    whatever, the team is better without ARod.

    /s

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Open thread, you say?

    How about that earthquake, folks?

  • Kramerica Industries

    Bartday!

  • Zanath

    What in god’s name is that picture?

    • Melky

      The second most beautiful flag in the world and Bart representin’

      • Zanath

        No, I mean the bartolo colon-o-meter. Where did it come from? It’s amazing.

      • A-ROD fan

        +1

  • Rory

    I just switched to DirecTV today and live in Suffolk County. Does anyone know what channel the game is on tonight?

    • YankeesJunkie

      631

      • YankeesJunkie

        723-724 my bad

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      YES is normally on 631. But since it’s a MY 9 game it’s under the MLB Extra Innings package, so tonight it’s on channel 724.

      • Ethan

        Does that mean it’s raining in NY?

        • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

          lol not yet.

        • Mike HC

          Nah, just a small earthquake.

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist_7 Carlosologist

    It’s Bartday, Bartday, gotta get down on Bartday.

    • Ethan

      Where did you ever come up with such brilliant lyrics?!

    • Chris

      Best. Walk-up. Music. Ever.

      • Chris

        And just like that, Eric Fryer, cather for the bucks has his walk-up music chosen for him.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      Worst. Walk-up. Music. Ever.

    • DCBX

      Fuhgeddaboudit.

      Do The Bartman!

  • Countryclub

    Molina is back in Scranton. Unfortunately, he could easily be the 3rd catcher come 9/1.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      Is he on the 40-man?

    • Jetrer

      unlikely that they would take him off the 40-man if they were planning to re-add him to the 40-man 10 days later
      unlikely, but not impossible

  • Ethan

    Quite the jacket Kay has there

  • richie rich

    attention is was not an earthquake today it was just bartolos stomach growling cuz he was very hungry!!

    • A-ROD fan

      LOLz

  • Ethan

    Didn’t the earthquake originate from North of Ottawa? Kay said it was from Virginia…

    • Jetrer

      everything I’ve heard today said epicenter was Virginia

      • Ethan

        Oh I was watching the mariners-indians game and they said it was from Ontario. Just goes to show how much you should trust a broadcaster

        • Jetrer

          I’ve read that tremors were felt all the way in Toronto, that may be what they were referring to

          • Ethan

            must be either that or I misunderstood what they were talking about

        • sangreal

          Well color me confused, because either someone else with your username was watching the same game earlier, or it is groundhog’s day: http://riveraveblues.com/2011/.....nt-2692565

          • Ethan

            Yeah that was me, at that point i thought there had been 2 differemt ones. I understand now what happened

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Every news source I’ve heard has said Virginia.

    • Cy Pettitte

      Mineral, VA.

    • Countryclub

      5.9 in VA

  • Karl Krawfid

    Russ got added nice.

    • joe

      Did he go last?

      • Karl Krawfid

        Yep.

        Gave a peace sign after a ball by Bartolo.

  • Karl Krawfid

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.....8;sid=milb

    Montero home run from yesterday.

    • Jetrer

      looked wind-aided

      • http://twitter.com/urbainshockcor Urban

        Looked like, umm, well I don’t know. Love these minor league cameras that show nothing. And by love, I mean hate.

        • Ethan

          Holy shit upper deck!

          • Urban

            Wow, that camera really was bad. I only saw open sky out toward right center, no upper deck!

            I’m guessing that was about the Allen HR.

      • Karl Krawfid

        Should get use to that as he will be going right center in Yankee stadium.

  • Urban

    Gardner to the nine hole!

    Just kidding.

  • teddy

    gardner is slumping

  • http://twitter.com/urbainshockcor Urban

    Twenty-two what? Jeter has a twenty-two game hitting streak? Missed what Kay was saying.

    • Ethan

      reached safely streak

      • http://twitter.com/urbainshockcor Urban

        Ahh, okay. I knew it couldn’t be hits, since anything over twenty is going to start generating lots of interest, especially in NY and especially if it’s Derek.

  • nsalem
  • Eric Duncan

    Betances with a wild inning, he threw 27 pitches in all … Walked the first 2 then struck out the next 2 batters both swinging. Walked the next batter in 5 pitches then struck out the next batter in 4 pitches swinging as well.

  • http://twitter.com/urbainshockcor Urban

    So Kay won’t have ketchup or soup, but he’ll eat a paper cup. Go figure.

  • Cy Pettitte

    christ.

  • Greg

    Allen into the second deck!

  • jon

    woah

  • Captain Beatty

    Bartolo needs to throw better pitches than that.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Brandon Allen just absolutely destroyed that baseball.

  • Eric Duncan

    Light tower power.

  • Mike HC

    Man, someone really good needs to get one to the upper deck to unseat that guy and branyon as the only guys to do it.

    • Mike HC

      Then Singleton making it even more awkward with his comment.

      They got to work on that spot.

      • Mike HC

        Reply meant for my comment below

  • Mike HC

    Way to botch that Office promo, Kay, ha.

  • flamingo

    Alright, Colon. Now that you got that one out of your system, how about a night with no more hiccups?

  • Chen Meng Wang

    The Office, ftw. Great TV show.

  • Will

    Bart is getting squeezed. That Allen homeun is a result of a super tight strike zone. I hope this isn’t like the last A’s series where we made them look like batting champions.

    • Greg

      He is getting squeezed. But that pitch was horrible.

  • Karl Krawfid

    wow that was a bomb

  • Greg

    Even in the first inning guys were hitting the ball hard off of Colon. I think he will be the odd man out of the rotation.

    • Mike HC

      My guess is Nova or Hughes, leaning toward Nova as the odd one out right now. But who knows really. Could be Colon if he has a poor September. Time will tell.

      • Greg

        No, Nova is going too well. And Hughes is starting to come back into form.

        • Mike HC

          I’m guessing Nova pulls back a bit performance wise in September, and Hughes remains slightly more effective, along with Garcia and Colon basically maintaining what they have done for the most part. Just a guess. Your scenario may easily be the one to play out.

          • Mike HC

            He is looking pretty hitteable so far tonight, you are right about that.

    • Urban

      …or not.

  • IRF

    Brandon Allen broke the Bartolo-meter

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Idk what Kenny is talking about, that pitch had plenty of movement.

  • James A

    joel sherman saying the yanks have scouted darvish heavily, and he is coming to the bigs
    http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/.....VhW3sqwfZP

    • IRF

      Yeah, but he also questioned whether or not CC was an ace in the same post, so…

      • Mike HC

        The Yanks are clearly going to scout Darvish as much as they can. Doesn’t mean they are going to end up offering a lot of money for him.

        Agreed that the CC stuff was a bit ridiculous. Because he has never had a bad august before this one, it is a sign of things to come? A bit premature I think.

        • IRF

          Yeah I agree completely. They will scout him, but I think everyone knew that before Sherman said anything.

  • Karl Krawfid

    So this Allen kid likes to hit bombs and dig in his nose.

  • Chris

    Betances has walked the bases loaded in back-to-back innings. 6 walks in 1 1/3 innings.

    • Jetrer

      he must have caught Brackman-itis

    • Urban

      Maybe he needs to go back to his high school delivery.

      /brackman’d

  • Cuso

    i’m annoyed

  • Greg

    Send him to the pen

    • Jetrer

      still outpitching AJ

      • Greg

        Aj wont give you any value out of the pen. Colon will.

        • Jetrer

          1) Pen is fine as is
          2) Nobody knows how AJ would pitch out of the pen(he tends not to fall apart until 5th-6th inning)
          3) If Colon is slowing down because of innings, that will probably carry over into the pen

  • Cy Pettitte

    come on Bartolo.

  • bonestock94

    Wow

  • Captain Beatty

    I think it’s safe to say Bartolo won’t be in the postseason rotation.

    • bonestock94

      ??

      I don’t

  • King George

    Frustratng…very frustrating.

  • bonestock94

    Maybe the earthquake was Colon falling back to earth

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      +1

  • Ethan

    Lol that guy failed badly trying to catch that ball

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    I’ve been predicting this for now almost three weeks. My playoff rotation would be CC, Nova, Hughes, Garcia with Colon in the bullpen and Burnett off the roster.

    • Mike HC

      His stuff hasn’t completely fallen off. His fastball is still pretty nasty.

      • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

        Giving up homers to Brandon Allen and Eric Sogard aren’t good signs for Colon.

        • Mike HC

          Solo homers won’t kill ya. Agreed the two seamer doesn’t look as sharp as it has, but it is not like he has completely fallen off. He still hit 95 on the two seamer and is consistently above 90 with the heat.

          • Mike HC

            I didn’t mean 95 on the two seamer, but the four seam fastball.

  • IRF

    You really can’t be giving home runs to a guy that looks like this:

    http://www.rotowire.com/images.....519299.jpg

    • Ethan

      Really shouldn’t be giving up any home runs to the A’s

  • Cuso

    Brandon Allen?!

    Eric Sogard?!

    I’m following the game on At-Bat 11 and it’s like I’m following the kickball championship of Finland.

    Who are these guys?

    • bonestock94

      Brandon Allen has serious power. Sogard, who knows.

      • Cuso

        But he’s not the second coming of Thor like Plantier, Brunansky, Lars Anderson, Rizzo or Lavarnaway right?

  • King George

    This rotation is progressively making me nervous as we inch toward the playoffs…the offense can only do so much

    • sangreal

      I agree, we are DOOOOMED

    • Mike HC

      I think that was always the worry. Getting best case scenerios from Garcia, Colon and Nova were unlikely to last. Hopefully getting worst case from Hughes also turns around, which is has.

      And I also think people are killing off Colon too quick.

    • Will

      I think everyone but the Phillies feels this way. Red Sox don’t have anyone consistently good beyond Lester, Tigers have only Verlander, CJ Wilson is hardly a #1 and beyond him they have a bunch of rookies. Its not only us. Remember though, in 2009 we got by with a rotation of CC-AJ-Pettitte. So we just need to be the best team that day of each playoff game and hope our offense can carry us to another WS.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    even if this is the end of colon, it was awesome while it lasted and he really gave us some good innings, probably a lot more than 99.99% of people expected from him (bartolo and bartolo’s mom being the exception)

  • Will

    I have a feeling everyone is smartening up to Bart’s fastball. I mean batters are already looking fastball but the fact that it has lost almost all of its movement and some velocity will make it really hard for him to be as successful as he was in the first half.

    • Greg

      I mentioned this point in Bartolo’s last start. Being almost a one pitch pitcher wont cut it for a whole season.

      • Ethan

        As long as your name is not Mariano Rivera

        • Greg

          It does work in the bullpen. It doesnt work as a starter.

          • Jetrer

            it works in the bullpen if you are Mariano Rivera

      • IRF

        Unless you have a great sinker

        • Greg

          that too. But even Brandon Webb had a curveball.

          • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

            Bartolo Colon has offspeed pitches too.

            • Greg

              But Webb’s curveball was a great strikeout pitch. Colon’s offspeed I think is just for show.

          • IRF

            I was talking about guys like Wang and Masterson

            • Greg

              Well, Wang picked up a slider for strikeouts and IDK about Masterson.

  • bonestock94

    Jered Weaver keeps getting cooler:

    “If $85 (million) is not enough to take care of my family and other generations of families then I’m pretty stupid”

    • Pat D

      Glad to see he’s not Latrell Sprewell or every CEO in America.

    • Mike HC

      Don’t encourage that stuff. That is the kind of attitude that keeps top free agents away from the Yanks, ha.

      • bonestock94

        Haha true. The Yankees picked a great time to start developing elite pitching because it seems like EVERYONE is getting extended.

        • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

          They’re not there yet.

          • bonestock94

            Yea I know, but Banuelos and Betances are promising. And Nova is the dark horse.

            • Mike HC

              They have kept Joba, Hughes, Nova, Betances, Banuelos. Joba and Hughes have already contributed tons of value to the major league team, and should only get better, and Betances and Banuelos should do the same. The only one they gave up was Kennedy, which was the deal we got MVP Granderson in.

              It is all about developing starting pitching. and secondly, up the middle position players.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I can’t see the game and am kinda sorta watching on gameday. Could someone tell me about Colon? Has he really looked as bas as some of the comments suggest?

    • Mike HC

      No. But his two seamer is not getting as much movement as it did earlier in the year. It looks a bit flat.

  • Monteroisdinero

    I think it is safe to say Bart has been great but he ain’t coming back next year.

    That’s ok.

    • Pat D

      I’m optimistic they won’t need him.

    • IRF

      Who knows what kind of pitcher he’ll be next year. But its worth pointing out hes had 4 great months followed by one awful one. Its not like hes been struggling for that long

  • Monteroisdinero

    How bout that guy sleeping in the first row. Wake up dude. Jeets is 2 for 2.

  • Greg

    Granderson’s K’s are piling up. Contributes to his WAR.

  • your mom

    Tex with the first pitch fail.

  • nsalem

    They always talk about DiMaggio”s 13 strike out season, but nobody mentions Berra’s 12 K’s in 656 PA’s
    in 1950.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Both are pretty insane. I remember when I first heard about Berra’s season in 1950 on the radio, I was working as a delivery guy, and went home on a delivery to check baseball-reference cause I just didn’t believe it.

  • Pat D

    Indians are collapsing pretty fast, huh? Letting the Mariners score bunches of runs? That’s gotta be the low point.

  • Will

    Holy shit McCarthy! Stop throwing so many strikes and stop being so good!

    SMH! Here we go again Yankees! They can’t ever figure out pitchers who throw alot of soft stuff (curves, change-ups, splitters). I’m not looking foward to facing Harden again.

    • Greg

      I read something about that today. The Yankees produce seven runs under the league average when hitting changeups but are 81 runs above average in hitting fastballs.

      http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_.....ff-chances

      And just because I hate their integrity doesnt mean that I can use them as a source.

      • Will

        See its not only me! Wow is that pathetic for a team like the Yankees. If we’re going to make it far in the playoffs this has to change. Alot of our potential competition throws offspeed stuff : Verlander, Wilson, Lewis, Beckett, Lee, Halladay. Sheesh.

        • Jetrer

          I’m pretty sure all of those guys also throw mostly fastballs

  • jay h

    jeter has his average up to .294. He might end up above .300 if he keeps this up

    • Mike HC

      Yea, it has been fun to watch his resurgence since coming off the DL. One of my favorite parts of this year, considering I had very little hope left of him turning it around after a year and a half of very unlike Jeter performance.

      • Esteban

        Yeah, I’m ecstatic he’s hitting again. I was wrong, I had pretty much written him off, and I’m happy I was wrong.

  • nsalem
    • dkidd

      awesome!

      never heard of him

      • nsalem

        never made it to the majors

  • Hall and Nokes

    DJ3C is .006 away!

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Dellin just walked his 8th batter in 2.1 innings. Holy fuck.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      Check that 9th batter. Good god, even Brackman is shocked.

  • Hall and Nokes

    Jeez, nobody in the stands in Arlington tonight. In fairness, it is 104 degrees. Why does anyone live there again?

    • Greg

      No zoning laws.

      • Hall and Nokes

        I’ll gladly live with zoning laws and a state income tax to avoid that. Hell, and I live in the South.

    • Ethan

      104 in dry heat isn’t really that bad. Try 100+ every day of the year with 100% humidity, that is a nightmare.

  • Naved

    Betances has 9 walks so far in his game in AAA >_>

    • bonestock94

      Just a bad start, shit happens

      • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

        “bad” is an understatement.

        • bonestock94

          Just a horrific* start, shit happens

          • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

            you’re getting there.

  • bonestock94

    Nice

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    i knew bart could induce a dp, im sure exactly like he planned

  • Mike HC

    Oakland has been hitting liners all over the field so far. Colon is definitely a bit lucky to have only given up two runs so far.

  • James A

    Bruce Chen is perfect through 3 innings with 5 k’s at the Rogers Centre
    I guess the sign stealing guy is gone…

  • sin271096

    anyone else think kay made to big of a deal of that play by tex…seemed pretty routine to me

    • Jetrer

      I agree

  • Greg

    There’s what they need to do. If McCarthy is pitching them away, hit them away.

  • your mom

    Great! One of these games again.

  • dkidd

    Mccarthy’s twitter feed is actually quite witty

    • bonestock94

      Yea, he’s good and real honest. Regularly gives it back to journalists. Much better than the childish BS most other players talk about.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Catching Betances and Brackman has got to be good training for Montero for AJ.

    • Urban

      Montero will believe AJ has great control.

      I also think there’s little chance he’ll catch AJ.

  • Captain Beatty

    He’s just mowing down our hitters. The few that are hitting like Jeter and Robbie aren’t getting any help.

  • Greg

    Well in the series preview, we were warned that McCarthy was sneaky good and might surprise the Yanks. He has done just that so far.

    • Greg

      Tuesday, RHP Brandon McCarthy (vs. Bartolo Colon): Other than being a fine follow on Twitter, McCarthy has had a nice comeback year after dealing with injuries for several years. His 2.83 FIP is off the charts, though his ERA (3.74) is much more pedestrian. McCarthy is all about avoiding walks (1.30 uIBB/9) and getting ground balls (47.1%), and he’ll occasionally mix in strike three (5.87 K/9). He’s a big dude (6-foot-7, 200 lbs.) and he uses his size to get good downhill plane on his 90-ish mph fastballs (both two and four-seamer). A high-80?s slider is his third pitch (really second counting the fastballs as one entity). McCarthy’s a tough assignment, he might sneak up on the Yankees.

    • Will

      Yup.

      /Freddy Garcia-ed

  • Will

    Great. Yankees making McCarthy look like Roy Halladay and making the Oakland line-up look like the ’98 Yanks.

    • Jetrer

      ’98 Yanks would have had more than 2 runs by now

      • nsalem

        actually they lost 48 times in 1998 and this game is far from over.

        • Jetrer

          not saying the game is over, I’m saying that making the Oakland lineup look like the ’98 Yankees is a bit of an overstatement considering they only have 2 runs

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist_7 Carlosologist

      McCarthy has actually been very good this year, not surprised he’s pitching well. It’s also only two solo homers, it’s not like the Yanks are down 20. I bet the final won’t be 2-0.

    • Esteban

      Unexceptabl!!!11!

  • Brandon

    Now why is YES interviewing Greg Kelly? Guys a newscaster, not a sportscaster!

    • Urban

      Is that who is in the booth? I never even heard of him. Is he part of the My9 “news” team? He doesn’t seem to know or care about baseball.

      • The Big City of Dreams

        He’s from Fox 5

  • Esteban

    Bartolo is getting fatter by the second isn’t he.

  • thaaaaaaayankeeeswin

    here comes the power hitter

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Huge fan of piercings/tattoos…but Coco, dude…ewwww.

  • Urban

    Was that some attempt at a cross-promotion by My9 for its news? Another reason not to like games on My9.

    • Hall and Nokes

      Do they still have Lloyd Lindsay Young?

  • Will

    The Sawx have an early 2-0 lead in Texas. Lackey vs. Lewis. Hopefully Lackey pulls an AJ and has an inning implosion where he gives up 10 runs.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      I have no doubt he will. Lackey has made AJ look good this season.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        No not really.

    • Urban

      Have faith. The Yankees will be up two games by the time the games are over tonight.

  • Cy Pettitte

    hip hip!

  • Will

    Sodo! Get something started please!

  • Monteroisdinero

    Sado with Monterian power the opposite way.

  • Captain Beatty

    And Gardner hits his 20th consecutive pop up. Leadoff double and they can’t even push him home. Ridiculous.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Wow, incredibly tight strike zone for Mcarthy right there. Not that I’m complaining at all, but still, wow.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Or it’s just to the extreme inside half of each batter…because all of the pitches low and away Jeter took looked good, but that strike out by Grandy looked wayyy inside.

  • Urban

    Jeter, the universa choice to bat 9th here on RAB, passed Gardner in BA a week or so back.

    He is now fractionally ahead of Gardner in OBP.

    Not a knock on Gardy, just a reminder that baseball is a long season.

    • bonestock94

      Yea, a good lesson cause I definitely thought he was toast with his 2010 season and early 2011.

    • Jetrer

      I think most of the discussion was about dropping Jeter vs. RHP, but still a valid point, Jeter has come on strong while Gardner has slumped lately

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

        Which sort of argues against the point he’s making, no?

        Could it be that THIS is the small sample, Derek’s hot streak? That by the end of the year, when pitchers readjust to what Derek has done recently, the true talent level of both players will show through and Derek will be behind Gardner again, as he was for most of the past two seasons. If you want to argue big picture, that’s still it.

        • Jetrer

          just saying its not as big a difference as it was earlier in the year. They should end the season with fairly close numbers, though I suspect Gardner’s will be slightly better, but not enough that it would have made a huge difference in the offense if they were reversed in the lineup.

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

      It is a long season, no doubt. Fully agree that people shouldn;t jump to conclusions. In Jeter’s case, it wasn’t jumping the gun. It was a steady decline that appeared to go back to 2007, with 09 as the outlier.

      And with both guys being equal in OBP, I still want Gardy leading off, which pushes Derek down to 7th or lower. They both get on base at roughly the same rate, but Gardner is a game changer with his speed. Derek doesn’t bring that anymore, if he ever did. Gardner is still the better leadoff man, he brings more skills to the position.

  • Captain Beatty

    That didn’t catch any corner. Bad call. But even worse to not even advance that runner after a leadoff double.

  • nedro

    Fuckin makeup call.

  • Greg

    That might have been a makeup call. I tell you Grandy is going to lose the AL MVP on his strikeouts.

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist_7 Carlosologist

      Just like Alex Rodriguez lost the 2007 AL MVP because he struck out 120 times.

      Wait, what?

  • Karl Krawfid

    One of those nights.

    • Monteroisdinero

      Always like scouting the young A’s pitching staff-guy’s been impressive.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Arod’s injury a strange one on a grounder injuring his hand/jamming a finger inside the glove.

    • nedro

      It’s a cover! Actually, I have it on good authority that it was a case of overzealous ante-ing during a particularly heated game of Hold-em.

      • Bartolo’s Colon

        you forgot to mention that the game was illegal

  • Will

    Yankees lineup : “What are these non-fastball pitches he’s throwing us? Doesn’t he know we can only hit fastballs?”

    • Jetrer

      he’s thrown 12 sliders and 1 cutter, everything else has been fastballs (55)

    • Karl Krawfid

      Probably hung over from that event last night.

  • Captain Beatty

    Watch Oakland manufacture this run after a leadoff double. We swung for the fences and it’ll cost us a run. With McCarthy pitching like Cliff Lee we’ve got little hope.

    • Greg

      Bingo.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      You’re right, we should have bunted Posada over.

      Girardi’d

  • Monteroisdinero

    And that’s how we score a runner from second with no outs.

  • Will

    Is anyone else starting to wonder how Brandon McCarthy is pitching as well as he is tonight?

    • Greg

      He’s a good pitcher. Look at his stats.

      • icebird753

        The guy is downright electric when healthy…but that isn’t very often

    • Captain Beatty

      He’s changing speeds. We’ve got a lot of guys like Teixera who strike out a lot and can’t hit change ups.

      • Monteroisdinero

        This is my concern about post-season pitching.

      • RayFo

        Don’t the yankees as a whole struggle badly with the changeup? Aren’t they one of the worst in the league?

        • Greg

          I mentioned this earlier. Yankees hit for seven runs below average when going against the changeup.

          • Jetrer

            6 runs below against the changeup, and its not really relevant since McCarthy hasn’t thrown any today

      • Jetrer

        McCarthy hasn’t thrown a single changeup and only 15 of 78 pitches have been non-fastballs

        • Monteroisdinero

          but he’s moved it in and out….in and out

          I know-twss

  • Cy Pettitte

    Yankees offense looks uninspired

    • Ethan

      Always seems to happen when they go up against a guy with good offspeed stuff

  • Captain Beatty

    This looks like a CGSO kind of night. Just tip your cap and win behind your aces tomorrow and Thursday.

    • Ethan

      You forgot: Root for the Rangers

      • RayFo

        Lackey > Colby Lewis.

      • Greg

        They are down 5 nothing to the Sox in the 3rd. Goodbye 1 game lead.

        • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

          They also have Lackey going for them.

          • Greg

            Make that 6-0

            • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

              No lead is safe with Lackey. Especially in that ballpark.

        • RayFo

          If it’s worth anything, the Red Sox will still have one more loss than the Yankees.

  • wow

    ugh

  • thaaaaaaayankeeeswin

    i get “sneaky good” but its just one of those nights…the yanks are flat and this guy is throwing tons of off speed stuff. best thing is to try and work counts and get to the bullpen

  • Monteroisdinero

    Colon giving us length but it is now time for a Colectomy.

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist_7 Carlosologist

    It’s almost like McCarthy’s a good pitcher and good pitchers can shut down the best offenses.

    • Monteroisdinero

      see SF Giants/2010..

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

      No, we need to make massive changes to this team. The clearly can’t do it it dah big spot, and I get to decide what is or isn’t big after the fact. Convenient, I know.

  • thaaaaaaayankeeeswin

    I love these guys hitting 230…just owning Colon tonight

  • Cy Pettitte

    wow Colby Lewis is fucking terrible

    • Will

      Except for the ALCS last year where out of nowhere he pitched well against us. But yeah he’s pretty bad. It’s hilarious to hear Nolan Ryan talk so highly of him when he’s just not good at all.

  • RayFo

    Eric Sogard so belongs on the Red Sox.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Sogaaaaaaaaaaahhhhd.

  • Cy Pettitte

    great job Boone.

  • Greg

    And Girardi loses that matchup.

  • thaaaaaaayankeeeswin

    we are about to see another moment where Giradi just got managed out of a game

  • Karl Krawfid

    Ok I can Turn this off.

  • thaaaaaaayankeeeswin

    and there it was….lol

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

    Logan for two Righties?

  • RayFo

    Obviously ESPN’s top sports story tonight will be the Red Sox beating the Rangers in Arlington and getting back to first place.

    • Sweet Dick Willie

      Except they won’t be in 1st place.

  • Captain Beatty

    He left Colon out to dry, should have taken him out sooner. Girardi has the best bullpen in baseball and always refuses to use them when his starter tires. It just baffles me.

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

      Oh stop. Do you think that bullpen is as good as it is because he knows a thing or two about how to use it?

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        They just had an off day, and he could have gone to Wade, Soriano, DRob. No reason not to.

        • Jetrer

          Wade yes, but absolutely no reason to waste Soriano or DRob in a game they were already very unlikely to win

      • ItsATarp

        Actually no he doesn’t. It’s good because we have good relievers, not because Girardi is using it right…High leverage situation, in a 3 run game…i’m pretty sure Soriano is a better despite the stupid match ups…which didn’t even matter.

        • Jetrer

          3 run game (down 3) is not a high leverage situation

          • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

            2 runners on, game probably on the line is a high leverage situation.

            • Jetrer

              no, they only had an 8.4% win expectancy when Logan came in
              If they got out of it with no runs (certainly no guarantee, even with Soriano) their win expectancy only would have increased to about 12-13%
              High leverage means the game is in doubt, going from down 3 to down 5 in the seventh only means going from very unlikely to win to extremely unlikely to win

              • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

                3 down isn’t a “very unlikely win” WPA aside. How many times have the Yankees scored 3 runs over 3 innings. I bet quite a few times. Also, how about if Wade just started the inning!!

                • Jetrer

                  Yes to Wade. That would have been my preference. And I’m not saying the Yankees couldn’t come back, but it is unlikely. How many games have they won this year when they were down 3 in the seventh (and there’s no guarantee Soriano would have stranded the runners).

          • ItsATarp

            So now a 3 run game is a 5 run game…with 2 men on it’s high leverage since you don’t want the game to get out of hand. Logan himself cut our win chance by 3.4% despite facing only 2 batters.

            • ItsATarp

              Actually my fault, we went from 8.4% to 3.7%…so it was more than 3%. Yes our win % is low…but he basically killed our chances. Get out of the situation our win% is back up to 15%ish. So i rather get the guy who has the best chance to get us out of the situation out there.

              • Jetrer

                But is it worth expending the bullets just to get up to 15%. What if you have closer games in the seventh in the next few games and then Soriano wouldn’t be available for one because he was wasted trying to get to 15% today. Just not worth it IMO.

                • ItsATarp

                  It’s worth the bullets when you have more than one. We have D-rob, Mo still left for the 8th and 9th is we take the lead or tie. 15% is not alot but a hell of a lot better than 3%

                  • ItsATarp

                    also we have CC going and the fact that we still have wade…Even wade is a better option than Logan in that spot imo.

                    • Jetrer

                      yeah, my preference would have been for Wade to start the inning.
                      But for SoRoMo, if you use them in every game with winning odds that low, they’ll be Scott Proctor’d before the playoffs.

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

                      I agree there. I’m not sure why Joe wanted Logan to face to righties, other than to get a look at him in that spot. Either way, it didn’t decide the game.

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

                  Bullpen management 101.

                  If you want to have your best pitchers available to lock down a win, don’t waste them in what looks like a loss. They’re not machines, they can’t pitch every day. You’ll be kicking yourself tomorrow if Soriano has a long inning tonight (which you can’t always control) and isn’t available for a ..ahem..high leverage situation.

                  Whether you use LPI or common sense, you wind up in the same place.

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

          You don’t even know what a high leverage situation is, and you’re criticizing the manager for being lost.

          Here’s a hint, already being down 3 runs isn’t one.

          • ItsATarp

            so you rather have a 5 run game instead of a 3 run one? Not exactly high leverage as in a 1 run game but still changes the complexion of the game by allowing the 2 runs in. I rather have better chance to keep it at 3 with Soriano than use a Loogy vs a right hander.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      I agree. Of course that’s easy to say now that he gave up two runs in the seventh. But after the sixth inning concluded I thought his night was done. Especially with having the best bullpen in the AL and having an off day yesterday it’s fresh. It kinda baffles me that he didn’t go to the ‘pen to start the seventh.

  • ItsATarp

    Where was Soriano? Girardi is a fucking moron…

    • Jetrer

      using a top reliever already down 3-0 would be moronic
      Save the bullets for a game they have a better chance to win

      • Greg

        I would have rather used Wade against Sogard than Logan against Sizemore. I trust righties v. lefties more than lefties v. righties.

      • Ethan

        Except yesterday was an offday… I agree Soriano should have been in

        • Jetrer

          save your best relievers for high leverage work
          I think Wade should have started the inning, but no reason to use Soriano there

          • Ethan

            Well it most likely won’t really matter. This team doesn’t seem to come from behind a lot in the late innings.

      • ItsATarp

        Wow that’s utterly stupid since with 2 men on if you want the best chance to win is to bring in Soriano…Not Boone Logan to face a righty. Your best chance to win is to get out of the situation, Plus we have D-rob and Mo left…

        • Jetrer

          Yes Soriano gives you a slightly better chance to win, but the likelihood is that they would lose anyways. I’d rather save SoRoMO for games that they have a better chance to win. In this case, if Soriano came in and did not give up any runs (again, no guarantee of that) the Yankees would still only have a 12-15% chance of winning. I’d much rather save the best relievers for bigger spots where the Yankees have a better chance to win.

          • ItsATarp

            Whatever the game is pretty much done now, We’ll agree to disagree. I just rather try to win very game rather than “throw one away”.

            • Jorge

              Have Mo pitch every inning.

              • ItsATarp

                I’m pretty sure everyone wishes he could

  • Greg

    And I dont usually criticize Girardi, but that was ridiculous

  • Will

    If anyone is to blame for the way this game is going its the offense. They look absolutely lost up there. They don’t seem to have a game plan and either window shop or are too aggressive and swing at bad pitches.

    • Kostas

      Yanks can’t handle dominant pitching.

    • Pat D

      Don’t worry, there’s always someone who comes around to assign blame for every loss. Should be showing up any minute now.

  • Scott Peterson

    That’s a stellar play by Allen.

    • Mister Delaware

      Forgot to change my name back.

  • Kostas

    The real question is, does this team have a 6 run come back in them….. circa 2009 yes. present maybe

    • Will

      I miss 2009. God I loved that team. So much grit and greatness. Back when Teixiera was a .280/.400 first baseman and the sky was the limit for our offense.

      • Greg

        So did I. Only real time following this team that I was completely confident if the team got behind that they would come back.

        • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

          Expecting a season like that every year is unreasonable, to say the least.

          • Jorge

            I miss 1927. That team always came back, and Coca-Cola still had the good stuff in it.

          • Greg

            People have said that to me but there are many teams that won more games than that team.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    6-2 Sox. 2nd and 3rd for the rangers with only 1 out. just Lackey being Lackey.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      6-3 end of third. Lackey will give the rest of it back next inning. He’s worse than A.J which is saying A LOT.

    • Greg

      Only got three runs off him though. Dont trust Lewis or the Rangers pitching to hold them.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Toby Gardenhire playing 2B for Rochester Red Wings against SWB tonight. 2 hits-son of parent club manager Ron G.

  • Esteban

    That was some shot.

  • Cy Pettitte

    this fucking guy again?

  • Erica

    Ohhhhhhhhh well whatever.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Fuck this guy has some power…

  • Urban

    Note to self. Check to see if Allen is available in my AL-only league.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Motherfucker. Quit feeding that guy Meatballs. I’m gonna watch the Sux game hopefully the Rangers do something right and comeback.

  • wow

    this game

  • Monteroisdinero

    2 K’s and then 2 hits on 2 pitches. ycpb

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Where was this Colby Lewis in the ALCS?

    • Will

      I’m pretty convinced he sold his soul to the devil in order to be able to pitch well in the postseason. Unfortunately it looks like his pact has expired.

  • Esteban

    Horrible! Despicable! Unacceptable! No heart! This is why they can’t bury the Sox.

    /wanking motion

  • pat

    Marvin Austin :(

    • Pat D

      I’m looking forward to working Sundays this fall with all the injuries already.

      • pat

        Freaking ridiculous. I was so pumped to watch Marvin and Prince all year. This is a nightmare.

  • Greg

    The other thing that gets me is that the Sox had a tough schedule and we had an easy schedule which we needed to use to either gain some ground and lengthen our lead a bit. We’re not doing that so far.

    • RayFo

      Until the Yankees can actually beat the Red Sox, to me the division was never in play.

      • Will

        Yeah us not getting Cliff Lee was what really set us back and made the Sawx the favorite. It sure would’ve been nice having two of the best lefties in the game in our rotation. The fact that we’re even competing is for the division is something to be proud of. Fuck Cliff Lee.

    • Death By BB Gun

      Five of the last seven isn’t bad.

    • ItsATarp

      we did pretty well prior to this game

  • Will

    Ruh-roh! A-gon looks like he has his HR swing back which is bad news.

    • Pat D

      Well if that ballpark didn’t cure it…

      • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

        And a guy who gave up 28 homers going into the start….

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

        Yeah, I mean, A-Gon’s still a pretty great hitter, you combine that with shitty pitching and a homer-friendly park and BAM. Home-runs galore.

  • Cuso

    4-run eighth followed by a 3-run ninth.

    Let’s do it

    • Cuso

      I’d like to point out that I posted this at the end of the top of the 8th before we had a baserunner.

  • RayFo

    He borrowed some of Ellsbury cream for his sore neck. The results as you see are instant.

    Or it could be that Lewis sucks.

  • Jorge

    I realize the game started at 7:05, but what time does it start for the Yankees again?

    • Ethan

      Yay Swish! Nice to not be shut out by the A’s. Maybe this will energize them!

      • Ethan

        wtf oops, why did it post here?!

  • Ethan

    That bunt was the highlight of the yankees’ offensive night

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

    jeter man…god damn jeter. i know it’s early, but it would be amazing if jeter just has a bad year and half.

  • pat

    Lets make them regret not pulling him here. NO DP TEX PLEASE

  • Jorge

    Seven-run homer. Watch.

  • nedro

    Do the Yankees have a rally in their bones?

    /Kay’d

    • nedro

      Hey, hey! Swishaaah!

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Haha, he just said that exact phrase again!

  • pat

    SWISHIEEEEEEEEEEE

  • Cy Pettitte

    yay Swish

  • Greg

    Yay.

  • Esteban

    YAY Swish

  • CBean

    Swisher!

  • nedro

    Lead cut in half, now let’s FEAST on this ‘pen!

    • nedro

      Or just ground out to 2nd to end the inning. Either way.
      Way to kill the rally, Swish.

      • Mister Delaware

        Ummm …

        • nedro

          Sorry, forgot to add:

          /sarc’d

  • RayFo

    Good thing Girardi brought in Boone and didn’t waste a good reliever to keep the game close. Obviously baseball ends after six innings. Fucking Girardi.

    • Greg

      Thinking about it, I have to give some credit to Melvin for pinch hitting which is rare in the AL. But that is hindsight criticism.

    • Mister Delaware

      Good thing RayFo is here to whine about bullpen usage during a late August game with a playoff spot > 8 games safe. Obviously this is a must win game. Fucking RayFo.

      • Greg

        Only problem is that then the media will be right about the Red Sox winning the division.

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

          Fine, even if that happens they were still wrong about them winning 100+ games and running away with the division.

        • Mister Delaware

          I could not possibly care less.

          • Ethan

            Really? You’d rather face texas than detroit?

            • Mister Delaware

              I said I couldn’t care less about the media being right or wrong.

      • RayFo

        Every game counts. And I’m sorry but winning the division and having home field in the AL playoffs is important. Looking at the Yankees track record as the Wild Card team is pretty ugly.

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

      Please send Joe your crystal ball. He’s going to need it for the playoffs.

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

    Prediction-Balfour will throw nothing but fastballs this AB.

  • Esteban

    And Swisher swung at the first pitch!! Why is no one criticizing him for that?

  • nedro

    Noesi dealing, or A’s hacking?

  • bonestock94

    Noesi looks pretty awesome today

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Good thing too, cause he’s not going to be allowed out again for at least another week and a half…

      • bonestock94

        I just hope he gets a chance as a starter in this organization

  • Cy Pettitte

    pie please

    • Ethan

      It seems to have been a very long time since we saw any pie

  • tom

    Why does Girardi continue to deploy his LOOGY for bottom of the order weak hitting lefties…. does he not know that the opposing manager is going to pinch hit? Why would you make a move that enables the opposing manager to take out a guy hitting under .200 (with an OPS of ~.600) and put in a better hitter (which also eliminates the platoon advantage)?

    He’s done this on several occasions this year… can he not see the next obvious move?

    Robot Joe: lefty batter = lefty pitcher. Oh crap they can pinch hit?

  • pat

    RHB have a .533 ops vs Logan this year.

    • Greg

      To be fair it originally was a lefty lefty matchup but Melvin pinch hit for Sogard which was smart.

    • tom

      46 AB’s…

      .914 OPS over the last 3 years… did Logan suddenly develop a changeup that caused a shift in these splits? Or perhaps 46 AB’s is not so representative of skill?

  • Mister Delaware

    And now its bloop-and-a-blast territory.

  • Cy Pettitte

    HIP HIP! here we go.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    HIP HIP!!!!!!

  • Esteban

    What a bomb

    JIP JIP

  • nedro

    wow. big shot.

  • bonestock94

    ZOMBIE POSADA!!!

  • Captain Beatty

    It’s just a shame Girardi didn’t go to that best bullpen in baseball a little sooner. He might have cost us the ballgame.

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

      Love that healthy optimism. We could win this and you’d still be complaining.

  • Karl Krawfid
  • Cy Pettitte

    Russell! oh yea, I like this.

  • Esteban

    Hey nice for the Yankees to start hitting in the 8th hitting.

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

    OMG OMG OMG OMG

  • CBean

    God Yankees, don’t tease…

  • bonestock94

    WOOOOOOOOOO tying run at the plate

  • Chen Meng Wang

    OUR OFFENSE IZ TEH SUKZZZ!!!!!11111111!!!!11

  • RayFo

    Awesome game is tied. Oh right I forgot, Girardi punted this game earlier. Thanks Girardi.

    • Esteban

      PUNTED!!!

  • Urban

    I wonder what other team not named the Yankees Jorge will be playing for next season.

  • nsalem

    dont bunt derek

  • Greg

    Do you have Jeter bunt?

  • tom

    No out, guy on 2nd, you have to bunt here right? (get the game closer)

  • Cy Pettitte

    Girardi is a genius because Sogard would have been at 3rd if he didn’t bring in Boone.

  • Esteban

    That’s what speed does.

    /clicheeeeeeeeeeeeeeee’d

  • Captain Beatty

    THIS COULD BE OUR BEST COMEBACK YET THIS SEASON! EL CAPITAN HAS BEEN RED HOT.

  • Ethan

    DO NOT BUNT!

  • Captain Beatty

    DO NOT BUNT YOUR HOTTEST HITTER!!!!

  • Mister Delaware

    Mother fucking shit come on.

  • bonestock94

    My brain is melting

  • Jetrer

    please don’t fucking bunt

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Are you fucking serious?! Jeter has been hotter than anybody, why have him bunt?

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

    Jeter bunting what? The guy who’s going 3 for three and could score Gardner from first on a good hit?

  • Esteban

    Nice Jeter’s AB music is “Otis” now. “****** in Paris” would be good too.

  • Ethan

    STUPID STUPID STUPID!!!!

  • Urban

    Of course. Hottest hitter. Make him bunt.

  • Greg

    Now to be fair it was in front of the AL MVP candidate.

    • Ethan

      0-3 AND 0-4. No thanks i’d like to have the 3-3 hitter at bat

    • Chen Meng Wang

      But Jeter has been hot of late…I could understand if it was pre-injury Jeter, but not this new/old Derek.

      • Greg

        Its a tough tough call.

  • Mister Delaware

    Sounds like the Stadium is going to blow the fuck up if he jacks one.

  • Jetrer

    Bailey can’t get anybody out
    Girardi: “Let me help you out”

  • Brandon

    When we wanted more small ball, I am sure we didnt mean playing small ball with the hottest hitter in the league at bat. Come on, Girardi. WOW! Way to give away an out.

  • nedro

    Hey, maybe they’ll win and AJ will break his leg pie-ing like that one dude early in the season. Don’t really mean it. Yes I do. No I don’t.

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

    WTF strikezone

  • Jorge

    I hate bunts.

  • pat

    Fucking TERRIBLE 2-1 call. ATROCIOUS

  • bonestock94

    Ball 3 dickhead

  • RayFo

    Bunt – Strikeout – Strikeout. Can’t wait.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Cause we have the worst offense in the league.

      /theskyisalwaysfalling

  • LiterallyFigurative

    Why would you give an out to a guy who has yet to get an out on his own, and just had his defense botch a play?

    I like Girardi, but this makes no sense.

    • pat

      Because he is still a really really good closer despite his 3b making an error?

  • Ethan

    Granderson you tease!

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Seriously, fuck this strikezone.

    • Ethan

      Well they got unlucky with that 4th pitch but were lucky with another one later in the at bat. It should have been strike 3 but was called a ball. All in all it evens out

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

    fuck yeah.

  • Esteban

    So much for the bunt. STAB STAB STAB

  • Mister Delaware

    Teix should bunt the tying run to 3B.

  • pat

    Tex popup imminent. yay.

    • Mister Delaware

      Yuck.

    • Esteban

      Good call.

  • Captain Beatty

    Do something, Teixera. I just hope Girardi didn’t cost us the game with bad pen management and poor bunting decisions.

    • Jorge

      Nothing in this world would suck more than Swisher making the third out here. Good thing I already poured myself a healthy glass of rum.

      • Jorge

        reply fail. sorry.

  • Jorge

    I will motherfucking kill you, Tex.

  • Urban

    So the only out this inning so far is the one we gave them.

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

    No fucking way.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Teix you mother fucker.

  • CBean

    Bah so trying not to get my hopes up.

  • jon

    teix with a pop up

    would have never guessed that

  • Brandon

    Great, you give away an out and now theres 2 away. Nice call, Joe.

  • Urban

    Robbie can handle this guy.

  • Mister Delaware

    Oooo, turn him loose here.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Holy shit, it must be the end of the world, earthquakes in Jersey, and Robby took three consectutive pitches.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      And taking a bases loaded walk?!

  • RayFo

    2009 team would have totally won this game.

    • Esteban

      Every single time. This team sucks.

    • Mister Delaware

      What would Matsui do?

      • Chen Meng Wang

        roll over to second base?

        • Mister Delaware

          2009 Yankees versus 2011 Athletics. WHICH TEAM WOULD HE ROLL OVER TO 2B FOR???

  • pat

    He’s setting him up to bury a nasty curveball inside.

  • Mister Delaware

    Someone (Robinson) was just waiting to get punched out there.

  • Cy Pettitte

    ok Nick, don’t feed the “Swish isn’t clutch narrative” please.

  • Esteban

    OMG how did he take that pitch, how was that a ball?

  • bonestock94

    OMG how is that not a strike!?!?!? THERE IS A GOD LOLOLOL

  • Jetrer

    wow that looked like a strike

  • Ethan

    Caught a big time break with that one

  • jon

    wow that is a strike

  • LiterallyFigurative

    Wow. That was terrible. Strike 3

  • pat

    How the fuck did he take that? Goddamn.

    • jon

      and cano of all people

  • Urban

    Wow that looked close.

    Can we have that sacrifice out back?

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

    Bailey’s at 30 pitches, high stress.

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

    Ah, well. What the hell.

  • CBean

    Goddammit

  • Ethan

    FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK

  • nedro

    nuts.

  • Urban

    Painful. I would have preferred a strike out!

  • Mister Delaware

    Jesus.

  • Jetrer

    dag nabbit

  • Esteban

    SOB SOB SOB SOB

  • bonestock94

    brb, gotta go vomit blood

  • Cy Pettitte

    jesus fucking christ you have to be fucking kidding me.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    comebackfail.

  • Jason

    i wouldnt of swung….fuck!!

  • Captain Beatty

    Girardi needs to put this one on himself. He didn’t go to the pen quick enough. He gave up an out with our hottest hitter at the plate and a guy who couldn’t buy an out. He lost it for us.

    • Greg

      If JEter hits into a DP you would have asked him to bunt.

      • Ethan

        Jeter has been red hot, I go with odds that he doesn’t GIDP

      • Jetrer

        Not bunting is the correct decision, results be damned … pitcher not getting anybody out, Jeter hot, successful sac DECREASES odds of winning the game

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

          Maybe. Those are the overall numbers, no doubt.

          But maybe in this specific instance there’s a 37 year old facing a same handed pitcher that’s throwing the ball much harder than he feels he can handle. Or maybe its someone he’s not familiar with, so he decides discretion is the better part of valor.

          Knowing the general numbers is great, but the game is played situationally, with individual batter vs hitter match ups. So sometimes you throw out the book.

          • Jetrer

            except Girardi was playing it exactly by his book and ignoring the situation … hitter on fire, pitcher not getting outs

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

              He plays it that way because a single wins you the game and you have Tex, Cano and Swisher due up. Again, the odds may decrease (slightly) in general, but do they with 3 hitters of that quality due up? I’m not so sure.

              I don’t like giving away outs, but the Yanks are a very unique offensive team. Best in baseball, actually. What would be smart for the bottom of the Twins lineup may not make as much sense with those 3 due up.

              • Jetrer

                you forgot Granderson, and even forgetting the odds (I know that’s general and doesn’t apply to all situations), Jeter has been on fire, and Bailey hasn’t gotten anybody out. I would understand if they were down one and the tying run could score on an out, but that’s not the case. They would still need a hit to score. Its easier to find a way to score multiple runs with no outs, than with 1 out

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

      I think we should blame you. It’s all your fault. Your bad karma infected the team, and screwed with their mojo.

    • nsalem

      extremely lame comment

  • wow

    … why. not like this…

  • pat

    LOl. Season over folks. Girardi should have known we would load the bases and walk in a run then have a perfect sac fly opportunity.

  • Ethan

    Too little, too late. Fuck

  • LiterallyFigurative

    How did I know they were gonna lose this game?

    2009 would’ve found a way.

    • ItsATarp

      2009 would have willed the ball over the wall.

    • Ethan

      This team does not have the clutch that ’09 had. Can’t even remember the last time they walked off

  • Captain Beatty

    The old saying is the manager can’t win games for you, but he can lose em. Tonight is a perfect example of how they can lose em.

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

    Ahhh..

    Oh well. That was more fun than I expected this game to be, so bravo boys. Better luck next time.

  • wtf is this post

    who cares? they are still making the playoffs.

    • Jorge

      True. Rollercoasters like that still suck, though.

    • Ethan

      I hate the argument “they are still making the playoffs”. Since when have Yankees fans become content with winning the wild card? I want to win the division, and so should the team. You really want to play against Texas over Detroit? Are you insane?

      I’m not saying that this one loss will result in us losing the division, but it certainly is possible considering how close both teams have been to one another.

      • ItsATarp

        Since our goal is to win the WS..The Division is icing, the real goal is WS. If we win viva the Wild Card no one will complain.

  • ItsATarp

    Just missed…damn can’t blame swisher there…just hit it to the wrong part of the park…But i hate the Binder.

  • iloveyoubartolo

    8 LOB. Thanks, Tex.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Tex fucking sucks.

    • ND

      I always read, never comment but FRICKIN TEX!

  • Jorge

    I’m going to need some heavy therapy and/or alcohol to get over that. At least they didn’t lie down and play dead tonight. Fuck.

  • CBean

    I don’t usually blame Girardi but the bunt call was stupid. Don’t give away outs.

    • Greg

      Its a no win situation call. What if Jeter hits into a DP?

      • Captain Beatty

        Then you go down with your hottest hitter making two outs instead of just giving one away for the hell of it.

        • Jetrer

          THIS

      • Mister Delaware

        You know he’s only done that 9 times this year, right?

        • Greg

          Doesnt matter.

          • Mister Delaware

            Granderson has grounded into more. Why not just squeeze him to avoid ending the game right there? Same logic.

  • Mister Delaware

    If that was 2009 Swisher he would have hit a HR then I wouldn’t have been mad now but now he’s less clutch because its two years later so fuck you Nick and also Girardi fuck you too you suck and also Steve Karsay.

    • pat

      Oh man, especially suck Steve Karsay.

      • pat

        Ew, that didn’t come out right.

        • Mister Delaware

          Not at all.

  • Greg

    Its not our year. The Red Sox would made that comeback stick. The 09 team would have made that comeback stick. This is the first time all year that I have said its not our year.

    • nsalem

      actually it’s not your life

    • http://Www.or.ly JM

      Except for the numerous times where you said there’s no way this team can beat Boston, which is basically saying it’s Boston’s year which would mean it’s not the Yankees’ year.

      • Greg

        Listen, I was very emotional right there. If I’m wrong. I’m wrong.

    • ItsATarp

      Nah

    • Pasqua

      Greg, seriously…you need to get a grip.

  • Cuso

    Typical. Hero swing on 2-0.

    I don’t care about your 3-run homer to get us within 3 runs.

    I care about your decision making in pressure ABs, which clearly sucks.

    And no, being down 6-0 and hitting a 3-run HR is not pressure. it’s stat-padding.

    • Mister Delaware

      So you advocate taking a grooved fastball so you can starting trying to hit at 2-1? That seems like a weird strategy.

    • ItsATarp

      yeah fastball down the middle…Don’t swing at it.

    • Esteban

      WTF? He hit the ball to the wall in CF. You’re nuts and have this irrational hatred of Swisher.

    • http://Www.or.ly JM

      Not sure if serious… Or just trolling.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Teixeira was the reason we lost the game. Bases loaded and all that POS can do is fucking pop-up, like he does once in every 4 at-bats. So fucking sick of it.

    • Mister Delaware

      Brandon Allen is the reason we lost. He hit two balls very far.

  • teddy

    if giradri was a real manager he bat teix 6th or 7th against rightyies, he carlos pena, he can’t compete against righthanders

    • Esteban

      Yeah too bad he’s not a real manager. He’s a fake manager. A fugazi.

    • Jorge

      Post of the night.

  • Esteban

    Oh well, I’m already over it.

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

      On a similar note, check out the WPA graph at the time of the Swisher AB

      http://www.fangraphs.com/lgrap....._lbig_.png

      Notice something? Even when Swisher was at the plate, bases loaded, 9th inning down 1 run….odds were 2-1 against the Yanks winning the game.

      That’s baseball Suzyn. At least for those of us who understand what were watching.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    There is no way we make the playoffs now. Girardi is the stupidest man to ever manage a baseball game ever. No one in our line up is clutch. Grandy strikes out way to much. Colon is a fatass and should never be allowed near a baseball again. Teixeira shouldn’t even bring a bat to the plate anymore.

    /notoverreactingatall.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      oh and one more thing, this team doesn’t even deserve to share the team name of the 2009 team. That was a team of True Yankees(TM)

  • James

    Who misses the walk-off magic of the 2009 team?

    • Jorge

      Five run comebacks just ain’t what they used to be.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    I blame Girardi. Jeter should have never bunted in that spot. Stupid, just stupid managing.

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

      I blame Canada. Those damn Canucks.

      • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

        Shut up.

  • Brandon

    Heres my observations:

    1. Mark Teixeira, what the fuck happened to you since you have been in NY. Why the hell did it now become HR or out with you?

    2. Tex is now hitting .248. To put that into perspective, Jorge Posada is batting .244.

    3. Joe Girardi is a freaking idiot.

    4. That binder needs to go straight to hell, where the people complaining about too many HR’s also need to go.

    5. How many games has Girardi lost for us now this year?

    6. Joe Girardi is an idiot.

    7. How the hell do you give away an out when the hottest hitter in the fucking league at bat? What the fuck?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

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

      Tex is now hitting .248. To put that into perspective, Jorge Posada is batting .244.

      Tex-.866 OPS
      Posada-.708 OPS

      Textbook example of why you don’t look at batting average.

    • nsalem

      actually you’re an idiot

    • BigTimeBartolo

      Teixeira fucking gets on my nerves. Yeah he hit’s HRs, but everything else is pretty shitty. His OBP isn’t even elite as it should be (thanks to his crappy BA).

      If you could calculate the WPA of all of Girardi’s bad moves and compare them to his good ones im sure it would come out to him loosing the team like 5 games. The bunting is borderline idiotic at times.

      Girardi makes very stupid decisions (like most other MLB managers to be fair), the difference is that the other managers don’t look like fucking monkeys.

    • tom

      The Tex issue is simple… he’s only interested in pulling the ball when he bats lefty (not sure if that is a Yankee stadium effect or what) He has an infield flyball rate of 35% to the left side when hitting left… that is an absolutely absurd # (and is what happens when you try to pulll every thing regardless of pitch location).

      He has 315 AB’s as a lefty and has all of 4 hits to LF (3 singles, 1 double) and has an OPS of .190 (that’s not a typo). When was the last time you saw him hit a ball hard to LF or even left center…. heck his OPS to centerfield (as a lefty) is .663

      Right handed he has an OPS over .700 to all fields.

      Kevin Long’s next reclamation project should be Mark Teixera’s lefty swing and introduce the concept of staying back on the ball and trying to hit something to left center….

      Tex’s OPS trend (left field as leftyhitter):
      2007: 1.015
      2008: .735
      2009: .674
      2010: .326
      2011: .190

      If you were pitching it would be outside, outside, outside and watch him roll over….

  • teddy

    giardri and teix blew the game

  • Esteban

    So somehow the 2009 team won every game or came back in every game. Two years does a lot to people’s memories.

    • Greg

      53-23 in the second half of that year. I want that, no matter how realistic it was.

      • Esteban

        As of 8/23/2009 the Yankees were 78-46 with a 107 run differential
        As of 8/23/2011 the Yankees are 77-49 with a 187 run differential.

        I think the 2011 Yankees are doing ok.

        • Greg

          But we are not ahead of the Red Sox. Now the logical answer to that is that the Red Sox are much better this year.

          I don’t care.

          I’m so sick of everybody loving Boston over the last 6 years whether it be the Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins and Celtics.

          WHat’s wrong with us? (me in my mind)

          WHere is our dominating time? And I include the Jets in this too because that’s my football team.

          • Mister Delaware

            You’d probably do better if life if you were less whiny.

          • Esteban

            The Patriots haven’t won a SuperBowl since Feb of 2005. Whatever.

            • Greg

              But no one seems to care about that point. Nobody mentions that point.

          • ItsATarp

            The Giants won a superbowl in 2008, Yankees won a WS in 2009. Sox didn’t even make to the play offs last year…

            Your mind is weird. Selective memory dude.

            • Greg

              But still they get loved by society.

              • ItsATarp

                actually most people around the country hates the sox as much as they hate us. except ESPN who adores them and makes it seem everyone else loves them too.

                • Mister Delaware

                  And a very good portion of Sox fans up here are very cognizant of the fact that they’re no different than the Yankees. Its just the lazy MSM good versus evil thing. Just ignore it.

    • Ethan

      Not every game but they were damn clutch. The 2011 seem useless when down in the late innings.

      • Jetrer

        those last 5 runs non-withstanding apparently

        • Greg

          Either finish the comeback or dont even try.

          • Greg

            Or if you try, dont make it heartbraking.

            • Mister Delaware

              Are you 14? I’ll stop making fun of you if you’re 14.

              • Esteban

                Hey Jerome and Carlosologist are around that age and they don’t react like that.

                • Mister Delaware

                  Really? Carlos is going to a smart fucking adult.

              • Greg

                I’m just in the moment right now. I’ll be fine in a few minutes.

              • Pasqua

                Ha! I’ve asked him the same question. He claims to be an adult.

          • http://Www.or.ly JM

            But then you’d be complaining that they’re lifeless.

            • Greg

              Not really. It would be easier to accept.

              Look sports is my social connection to people. So if my teams lose, then I feel socially worthless.

              A me problem but I’m not good socially so I needed something to latch onto.

              • Mister Delaware

                Become a huge Coldplay fan and just follow them around everywhere. No wins and losses with Coldplay.

                • Esteban

                  It’s all losses with them.

                  (yeah they have some enjoyable songs, whatever it was a joke)

                  • Mister Delaware

                    I nearly amended to make that exact same joke.

        • Ethan

          Go big or go home. When was the last time they walked off? That’s something that was so important for them in ’09 and their ability to be clutch in the late innings of games in ’09 really helped them win the WS

          • Mister Delaware

            They were going to go home anyway, Clichethan.

      • Esteban

        They came back from 6-0 to make it 6-5. That’s not useless to me.

        And look the 2009 Yankees lost a game on 8/25/2009 10-9 after scoring 4 runs in the ninth, but didn’t get the last run in after having 1st and 2nd and one out.
        http://www.baseball-reference......8250.shtml

        In short, shit happens. This game doesn’t mean the 2011 Yankees are better or worse than the 2009 Yankees.

        • Jorge

          That’s fuzzy math.

          /Dubya’d

          • Rainbow Connection

            Dubya Math >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Obama Math

            • Esteban

              Two unnecessary political comments.

              • Jorge

                Nah. Mine was actually acknowledging Will Ferrell’s Dubya character on SNL and not making any value judgment whatsoever.

                The other comment I’m not touching with a ten foot pole.

                But whatever….let’s move on.

      • ItsATarp

        this team don’t play many close games…Nothing to do with “clutch” more to do with the fact that this team often run away with games when the pitching isn’t shitting the bed. Playing a lot of close games just means you’re not scoring early or enough.

        • well you know

          15-18 in one run games in 2011.

          18 one-run losses at this stage of the season is a lot, historically. And they have only been sub .500 in one-run games once since ’96 (2007).

          • ItsATarp

            so it’s 3 games under for a 162 game season. If we play a few more one run game in our next 30+ games, which we will, and win it we’ll be over .500…

  • Jorge

    Once, just once, I’d like for someone to post and talk about what the 1991 Yankees would have done.

    When do they get to feast on Trevor Cahill again?

  • Ethan

    Many people to blame for this one. Tough loss. Tex was useless. How often does he pop up to the infield?! Seriously!? Kevin Long, please work your magic with him over the off season. This 0.250 BA is bullshit for a guy getting paid 20M+ regardless of his home run/RBI totals. Girardi is an idiotic manager going with that bunt. Jeter is batting well over 0.400 in the last 10 games and is already 3 for 3. What the hell are you thinking?!

  • Captain Beatty

    I’m sick of hearing this, well what if Jeter hit into a DP? What if he hits a double and ties the game? He was 3-3. He is our hottest hitter. If he hits into a DP then you go down with your hottest hitter swinging the bat. SWING AWAY!

  • bonestock94

    Screw the blame game.

    The only silver lining here is imagining Sterling’s call for the final out and how many car accidents it caused.

    • Mister Delaware

      Unless a car hit the booth, its no real consolation.

  • nsalem

    actually you’re the idiot and in the top 10

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

    Just for the record, I absolutely ADORE that binder Girardi has.

    Black, smart looking. Has lots of fancy numbers in it. Much better than the seat of some 60 year old guy’s pants.

    • Mister Delaware

      Even if that guy is Tom Selleck?

      • Jorge

        He’s gotta be older than 60 at this point, right?

        • Jetrer

          66

          • Mister Delaware

            I will mail you a dollar if you swear that was from memory and not googled.

            • Jetrer

              Keep your dollar. I’d be too embarrassed to admit if I knew that anyways.

  • Ethan

    I really hope they pound the A’s tomorrow. Bust out big in the early innings and cruise from there.

  • http://twitter.com/johnSC2000 JohnnyC

    So whose dog ate the scouting report on Brandon Allen? You know, the one that says throw him offspeed stuff since he’s a AAAA hitter.

  • http://twitter.com/johnSC2000 JohnnyC

    The guy interpreting for Colon is Ramon Rodriguez, the Yankees’ bullpen catcher.

  • Mister Delaware

    Valverde hurt?

    • http://twitter.com/johnSC2000 JohnnyC

      Leyland wanted to give him a day’s rest. Coke to close.

  • Kevin

    I’m sorry, but why bunt? NEVER give a free out up when you’re down.

    • CS Yankee

      0 or 1 out, man on third, capable bunter (or pitcher), up the 1B line…you do it.

      Never say never.

      Joe laid a big egg having Jeter bunt though…totally stupid. He is seeing the ball real well…never bet against a streak.

      /gambling 101’d