Sep
03

Game 137: A-Rod’s back, again

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(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

After missing all that time with the knee injury and then all that extra time with the thumb injury, Alex Rodriguez is back in the lineup and playing third base today. Oh, he’s also batting third for the first time since September 4th, 2008. Look who batted cleanup that day. Ay caramba. Here’s the lineup…

Brett Gardner, LF
Curtis Granderson, CF
Alex Rodriguez, 3B
Robinson Cano, 2B
Nick Swisher, 1B
Andruw Jones, RF
Jesus Montero, DH
Eduardo Nunez, SS
Frankie Cervelli, C

Bartolo Colon, SP

The game will start a little after 1pm ET, and you can watch on YES. Enjoy.

Categories : Game Threads

405 Comments»

  1. Kramerica Industries says:

    Bartday!

  2. Nick says:

    WHEN will Jesus catch?

  3. Danny says:

    Are we gunna see Montero behind the plate at all during September or is he strictly a DH for this year ?

  4. Countryclub says:

    Mike ashmore is working the game today and he tweeted that a scout told him that the YES gun is very accurate. Just an FYI.

  5. Countryclub says:

    Based on girardi’s comments, I think montero won’t catch until the yanks have things locked up. And if they’re going all out for the division, he may not catch at all.

  6. CS Yankee says:

    In seeing the X-man batting cleaning on that scorecard and Rasner pitching made me realize a few things;
    1) That was before Joe was given a binder.
    2) That was when Jete got really hot in Sept’08 and got to .300
    3) YS2 last year:-(
    4) Miserable year…missing playoffs
    5) Gardner was a September call up.

    My o’my, how things have improoved in three years.

  7. RAB team there has been something that has been bugging me for a while. When you click a link in comments it uses the same tab as this sight. You have to use CTRL + click but when I forget its annoying. Can you just manually change the settings like how the links are designed in the articles?

  8. NoH says:

    Cody Ransom went 3 for 3 that game!!! Should have kept him over A-rod!!!1!!!11!!!

  9. Jesse says:

    I hope the Yankees can start to run away with the division while the Sox free fall, and when Boston visits the stadium Montero can catch.

  10. jay h says:

    lol scott kazmir- 6 innings, 1 hit 5 bbs

  11. Mike Axisa says:

    Sheesh, that text poll isn’t even an opinion question. There’s a right answer, and it’s yes. Pitchers should be considered for MVP because there’s nothing in the voting rules that say they aren’t eligible.

  12. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    glad to see Girardi who said these are like playoff games rolled out his A roster

    • Pat D says:

      Well, there is no pleasing you.

    • Cy Pettitte says:

      Tex is hurt, Martin isn’t gonna catch a day game after a night and Jeter is 3-23 lifetime off Romero. what exactly do you want changed about that line up?

      • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

        guess its not gonna matter anyway with the way Bartolo pitches in the day and the way he handled that first inning

      • CS Yankee says:

        Great points

        It’s not the “A” lineup, but it still has to grade out as a “A-”, doesn’t it?

      • Roland Deschain says:

        I just don’t think some fans realize how long the season is and that you can’t play most players every single day, especially older ones like Jeter or catchers like Martin. And why even risk breaking them down a month before the real games start. Any slight injury will be treated with great care because of how big a lead we have.

  13. YankeesJunkie says:

    That is ridiculous how Colon has a losing record considering how well he has pitched this year.

  14. Cy Pettitte says:

    Bartolo looks sharp

    me gusta.

  15. YankeesJunkie says:

    Bautista has the most homers therefore he is the best player in baseball so at least we go that issue all cleared up.

  16. Roland Deschain says:

    Dominant.

  17. Colon is blowing shit out of the water!

  18. Karim Garcia says:

    Wow

  19. Cy Pettitte says:

    wow he just completely blew away Bautista, that was awesome.

  20. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Wow Bart looks awesome today

  21. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    Romero is the Bizzaro Burnett in August

  22. Pat D says:

    Yikes on those two pitches.

  23. Karl Krawfid says:

    Lets do this Grandy.

  24. YankeesJunkie says:

    I will be really impressed when A-Rod has 16 homers and 47 RBIs this month.

  25. Pat D says:

    By the by, since I didn’t see his name mentioned in the series preview article, is Colby Rasmus hurt?

  26. YankeesJunkie says:

    Signing Brett to an extension after this year would pay huge returns for the Yankees.

      • Mister Delaware says:

        Yankees Junkie = Ruben Amaro Jr. ?

        • YankeesJunkie says:

          Ouch that hurts. By extension I mean something along the lines as 5 years/25 million which he could easily return the value in one season with surplus coming in the next four seasons. In addition, he has an undervalued skill set so its not like this will be a deal he could necessarily turn down and he is also only signed through his early 30s.

          • Mister Delaware says:

            Given that he’s heading to arbitration for the first time next year, you’re risking a big overpay there. A guy with that skillset doesn’t scream “must lock up early”.

    • Chip says:

      Naw, he’s got an undervalued skill set, he’ll remain cheap for a long time

  27. Cy Pettitte says:

    #40 for Brett!

  28. Chip says:

    Man, Gardner is such a game changer when he’s right

  29. Pat D says:

    Fuckin’ A, Robbie.

  30. Mister Delaware says:

    Ramiro Pena wouldn’t have GIDP there.

  31. Chip says:

    Ugh Cano, you look so good and then suddenly look so horrible

  32. Pat D says:

    God, I can’t stand a player like Adam Lind.

    Fucking box of chocolates player.

    • CS Yankee says:

      Too predictable of a pitch…he is cold up-n-in…misses there and comes right back getting the same pitch in the zone.

      Hughes and Colon seem to repeat the pitches the miss for the out pitch, wish he would of went slider down-n-away on the 1-2 count.

  33. Karl Krawfid says:

    Dumb pitch selection by Cervelli.

    Knew that was coming when he set up.

    4 seamer away would have been a better choice.

  34. Cy Pettitte says:

    well this sucks.

  35. Greg says:

    Colon seems to be losing velocity

  36. Jesse says:

    Well this is a surprise isn’t it? Colon dominates the first inning and is now getting touched up in the second, and he’s already well past his innings mark of the last few years. Sounds like bullpen Bart to me.

  37. tom says:

    Jays getting a week’s worth of breaks in this inning.

  38. Ivan says:

    Outside of the Home run ball, its not like Toronto is hitting stingers all over the place.

  39. Jerome S. says:

    Oh baseball. Your lack of predictability can make me angry sometimes.

  40. Xstar7 says:

    Andruw doing his best Derek Jeter impersonation.

  41. Karl Krawfid says:

    Like A-Gon yesterday. Stupid fans man.

  42. Monteroisdinero says:

    Why are fans so stupid?

  43. Ivan says:

    I find it quite funny that almost every scout thought that Lawrie was going to stick at catcher and of course didnt, but those same scouts gave Montero no chance to stick at all…

  44. Jerome S. says:

    That inning kind of pissed me off.

  45. Xstar7 says:

    2 runs, no big deal.

  46. Greg says:

    Well against Romero its going to be tough.

  47. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Melky!

  48. Jerome S. says:

    Michael Kay slowly discovering the idea of replacement value, completely misinterpreting it.

  49. Ivan says:

    I dont know about you guys, but considering the lead the Yankees have in the WC standings, I just want to enjoy watching Montero play point blank. Enjoy the honeymoon.

  50. Cy Pettitte says:

    tie this bitch up, Jesus.

  51. Xstar7 says:

    C’mon Hey-Zoos, rapture a Ricky Romero fastball over the short porch.

  52. Jerome S. says:

    Montero yet to have a PA with the bases empty.

  53. CS Yankee says:

    Love how Jones is working pitchers these days. I guy couldn’t lay off low breaking balls a few years ago, now he does and fights off the junk. Tough choices ahead on who gets PT.

  54. Pat D says:

    God, he’s so unclutch.

  55. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    Jesus….that was horrible

  56. Greg says:

    To be fair to Jesus, he has faced two of the best lefties in the AL.

  57. Ivan says:

    Montero is usually a slow starter at every level…he will turn it on.

  58. Xstar7 says:

    Ugh, not a good at-bat by the savior.

  59. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Nunie ftw

  60. CS Yankee says:

    Noon-ey!

  61. Guns of the Navarone says:

    Cervelli with the POWEEERRRRR!!

  62. Greg says:

    Mr. Noodle Bat strikes again.

  63. Roland Deschain says:

    SEE YA! 2 HOME RUNS IN THE PAST 3 GAMES FOR CERVELLI!!!!!

  64. Mike Axisa says:

    Who is this man and what has he done is Francisco Cervelli?

  65. Cy Pettitte says:

    WHAT IS GOING ON?

    I like it though.

  66. Hummingbird S. says:

    Damn Frankie!

  67. Ivan says:

    Hey Mike outside of this season, wasnt Montero numbers against lefties compared to righties were kinda of the reverse.

  68. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Nunie and Cervelli, folks.

  69. Xstar7 says:

    Holy Shit, Cervelli!

  70. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    Cervi!!!!!!

  71. Jerome S. says:

    Francisco Cervelli: the next Bautista.

    /kidding

  72. pop up teixeira says:

    Cervelli doin Montero’s job of hitting homeruns!

  73. Chip says:

    Cervelli on FIRE

  74. Adam says:

    Frankie Goes to Homerwood! Or something.

  75. Ivan says:

    I always knew Cervelli was the better player than Montero.

  76. Esteban says:

    He didn’t clap. I am disappoint.

  77. Furbush For Fister says:

    Cervelli and Montero role reversal

  78. Cy Pettitte says:

    stop diving head first

  79. jay h says:

    lol, sterling just said “John lackey is full of prunes”

  80. Karl Krawfid says:

    Our bottom of the order does damage also.

  81. Furbush For Fister says:

    Eric Thames left with sideburn issues

  82. Monteroisdinero says:

    Frankie’s first YS homer comes in the same inning Montero strikes out. YCPB.

    Gardy is going to get severely injured one of these slides at 1B.

  83. Guns of the Navarone says:

    Granderslump

  84. Greg says:

    Grandy’s got to get that average up to put a lock in this MVP race.

  85. Monteroisdinero says:

    Montero and Grandy strike out. Cerv homers.

    Amazing.

  86. Chip says:

    O well, Gardner padded his stats a bit at least, small victories

  87. tom says:

    Girardi smart and playing righties vs Romero? (Romero has a reverse platoon splits due to the changeup)

    Of course other than possibly playing Chavez (for Nunez or Montero) and Dickerson (for Jones) he’s probably just rolling out the lineup without that much thought?

  88. Xstar7 says:

    Shut-down inning time, Bart.

  89. Cy Pettitte says:

    why are we getting BABIP fucked like this today?

  90. Monteroisdinero says:

    Hurry back Tex. Tough play but you would have made it.

  91. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Yay shut down innings.

  92. Jerome S. says:

    Gardner not looking perfect in LF! Panic!

  93. Esteban says:

    The RANGE

  94. Sarah says:

    John and Suzyn are telling me that the “Baby Bombers” are doing all the hitting today.

  95. Jesse says:

    So Montero will lead off the 3rd. First time in his career he’ll come up with the bases empty.

  96. Monteroisdinero says:

    Bart is too old to waste an 0-2 pitch.

  97. tom says:

    Bart still throwing pretty well, but all those pitches in the tough innings are going to mean another shortened outing.

  98. Esteban says:

    Well, he doesn’t have Gardner’s speed. We know that for sure.

  99. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Just give him the hit.

  100. Monteroisdinero says:

    Montero IS faster than Jorge!!!!

  101. JD says:

    His speed doesnt seem bad for a catcher(obviously he’s young) but that wasnt bad

  102. bonestock94 says:

    Cervelli feels threatened I guess

  103. Jedile says:

    cerv’d up a single!

  104. pop up teixeira says:

    frankie’s on fire

  105. Jesse says:

    So, how many hitless AB’s for Montero to start his career is it gonna take until someone calls him a bust? What’s the over/under for someone to wildly overreact? 15? 16?

  106. MikeD says:

    Cut Cervelli!

  107. alittleblackegg says:

    The Cervelli giveth, and the Cervelli taketh away.

  108. Monteroisdinero says:

    Alfonso is no Gardy out there in lf.

  109. Monteroisdinero says:

    Watching Montero run now for a few years I am convinced he could use some coaching to be more efficient in his technique. Track coach anyone?

  110. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    lol

  111. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Dwane wise?

  112. Cy Pettitte says:

    Dewayne Wise? really? come on now.

  113. Mike Axisa says:

    Paul O’Neill just called Dewayne Wise a young player.

    • Satan says:

      I’m guessing thirty-three is a young player when you’re a retired forty-eight-year old.

      What seems clear by O’Neill’comment if he has no memory of Wise playing against the Yankees and O’Neill five times in 2000.

  114. Greg says:

    Dewayne Wise hurt the Yankees last year too. I think he got a go ahead hit against Mo.

  115. Cuso says:

    Ugh. Does it seems like every light hitter in the league hits their first homer of the season at YS3?

  116. JobaWockeeZ says:

    And all of a sudden Burnett might actually pitch game two of any series.

  117. Hummingbird S. says:

    At this rate, Bartolo might be competing with AJ to see who’s the long man on the ‘pen come playoffs time.

  118. Champagne_whores says:

    Jesus blows

    -Satan (David Ortiz)

  119. FIPster Doofus says:

    55 percent voted yes? I hate people.

  120. Cy Pettitte says:

    Gardyslump over? I hope so.

  121. Betty Humpter says:

    I’m going to throw my fucking sat radio through the window if I hear Sterling say “you just cant predit baseball” one more time. Jesus.

  122. Karl Krawfid says:

    Grandy needs a day off.

  123. Mike Axisa says:

    Granderson needs to steal here, he’s falling behind in his pursuit of 30-30.

  124. Champagne_whores says:

    Serously why didnt gardy steal again

  125. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    cmonnnnnn!

  126. Hummingbird S. says:

    dreadful AB by Alex..

  127. Monteroisdinero says:

    ARod is just a bit more due for a big contribution than Jesus I would say.

  128. JobaWockeeZ says:

    I’m going to call this one early. Jesus gets pie today.

  129. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    I would have murdered Kay if that was a HR.

  130. tom says:

    Colon’s last inning?

  131. Monteroisdinero says:

    Not a bad outing for the Colonic Stem Cell.

  132. teddy says:

    solid job by colon, too bad he gave up that hr to wise

  133. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Someone get on so I don’t have to wait like an hour for Jesus to come up.

  134. Bronx Byte says:

    Maybe Scott Proctor will make an appearance today.

  135. Jesse says:

    Can Jesus get a hit here please?

  136. JobaWockeeZ says:

    I’m a witness!

  137. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Jesus!

  138. Esteban says:

    HEYZEUS!

  139. Hummingbird S. says:

    Congrats Jesus!

  140. Cy Pettitte says:

    Jesus! way to go, hopefully he can relax now that that’s out of the way and start mashing.

  141. pop up teixeira says:

    and there’s his first hit!!

  142. MikeD says:

    Okay, everyone can now relax.

    Much better to get a hit on a line drive than that dribbler his last AB.

  143. Karim Garcia says:

    That’s gotta feel good for Jesus!

  144. thaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    jeeeeeeeeeeeesus

  145. bobtaco says:

    Sweet Jesus :-)

  146. mustang says:

    Congrats! May there be a lot more of those to come!

  147. teddy says:

    alright jesus!

  148. fgt says:

    gj jesus not a virgin nemore

  149. Jesse says:

    Jesus clapped when he got a hit, it must be because he’s latino.

    /Salty’d

  150. DERP says:

    Nice job Jesus. First of hopefully many, many more.

  151. blazing fastball says:

    Could it be the second coming has arrived?

  152. Cy Pettitte says:

    helmet off, he was safe!

  153. Dela G says:

    Hooray jtesus!

  154. teddy says:

    gotta push colon, kinda suprise

  155. Hummingbird S. says:

    bad decision to leave bartolo in there

  156. Roland Deschain says:

    4 runs in 6 innings is an all star performance per Brian Cashman. Colon still holding steady as our #4 starter for the playoffs.

  157. teddy says:

    good job colon.

  158. Cy Pettitte says:

    Good job Bartolo. kind of got f’d by the infield hit, pop up that fell in CF and the triple off the first base bag. Could easily have been 6 1/3 2ER.

  159. Jesse says:

    I love the stopwatch game.

  160. Cy Pettitte says:

    Bartolo is hilarious.

  161. Cy Pettitte says:

    holy shit gif that please.

  162. Jetrer says:

    that old dude is awesome

  163. Hummingbird S. says:

    time for Alex to do something

  164. Cy Pettitte says:

    Romero has been way too comfortable throwing in at Grandy

  165. Cy Pettitte says:

    Cano vs. Janssen 3/7 with a 2B.

  166. CS Yankee says:

    Odds that Cano puts the first pitch in play?

  167. Hummingbird S. says:

    that was the pitch to hit… 91mph fastball right down the middle

  168. Jesse says:

    Cano two run double please.

  169. Cy Pettitte says:

    ROBBIE awwwwww yea.

  170. Jesse says:

    Called it. Thank you Robbie. Always will be my favorite.

  171. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    holy shit I love you Robbe

  172. Esteban says:

    Ribbinson is too good for mere mortals.

  173. thaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    hugggggggggggggggggggggge

  174. Kibbitty says:

    Robbie has been so clutch this season.

  175. Monteroisdinero says:

    RBIinson Cano!!!!!

  176. dkidd says:

    gargantuan

  177. Cy Pettitte says:

    USA chant? now that’s funny

  178. teddy says:

    love cano, great at bat

  179. Jesse says:

    Who pitches the 8th? Logan? Wade? Share?

  180. thaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    me likey

  181. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Insurance!

  182. Jetrer says:

    Swish stat-padding again

  183. Cy Pettitte says:

    me gusta insurance runs

  184. dkidd says:

    a-rod: frying pan
    cano: fire

  185. Monteroisdinero says:

    Way to block that ball at SS.

  186. thaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    just misssssed

  187. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Dear bullpen,

    please make this easy.

  188. teddy says:

    great job by swisher, now up by 2 and batista up nice

  189. CS Yankee says:

    If Drob is going in the 8th (which he should), does that mean MO is available for the 9th?

    • Roland Deschain says:

      Maybe Joe’s doing the smart thing by bringing in his best available reliever to face 3-4-5 and will bring in Wade to close against lesser hitters. One can hope.

  190. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    D-Rob? I guess that means that Mo/Soriano is available.

    • Mike Axisa says:

      Or maybe Girardi is letting Robertson face the 3-4-5 hitters so Cory Wade or whoever gets the bottom of the order.

      • Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

        That makes sense.

      • Jetrer says:

        makes sense, but Girardi has never managed like that before

        • Matt says:

          Yes he has.

          http://www.baseball-reference......7180.shtml

          He brought Robertson in to pitch in the 3rd inning with 2 runners on after Pettitte injured his groin. He proceeded to escape the jam, throw another scoreless inning, and Girardi went to Chan Ho Park afterwards.

          • Jetrer says:

            DRob had a 5.01 ERA after that appearance, not sure that situation qualifies as going with best reliever in biggest spot. I guess it slightly qualifies because he’s better than Park though.

            • Matt says:

              Robertson had allowed 5 ER in 13.1 IP since the beginning of June at that point, with 4 of those 5 ER coming in one blow up game against Toronto, 3 of which were allowed to score by Park.

              Robertson at that point in the season was one of their best relievers. His ERA was only so awful because he had a few blow up games early in the season.

              • Jetrer says:

                yeah, it’s a slightly similar situation, and IIRC they’ve used DRob in other spots like that as well.
                It’s not exactly what I was referring to though. I meant in terms of using the absolute best available reliever in the biggest situation, which today meant DRob in the eighth. In that game, it would have meant Mo in the third. I was thinking more along the lines of using Closer to start 7th or 8th because of where the other team was in the lineup. I don’t recall Girardi doing anything like that before, unless maybe it was trying to get the closer to finish the game, as today’s game turned out.

    • Matt says:

      Not necessarily. Robertson is coming in to face 3-4-5 in the order. They could still use Wade to pitch the 9th against the weaker hitters in the bottom half.

  191. Cy Pettitte says:

    who’s closing? can’t imagine Mo is available.

  192. thaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    can someone please start telling Bautista whats coming so he can get to 50 homeruns again

  193. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Lance Pendleton to close.

  194. Roland Deschain says:

    I think he will bring in Wade to close. Robertson is much better suited to face Bautista and Lind.

  195. Cy Pettitte says:

    too bad future closer Hector Noesi isn’t with the team

  196. Champagne_whores says:

    Think we can get anything for cervelli in the winter?

    • MikeD says:

      Plenty of teams would want him.

      Since Montero will serve as DH/part-time catcher, they will need a third catcher for those games with Martin’s catching and Montero is DHing. That means there’s a high chance Cervelli will be back.

      • Champagne_whores says:

        Arod and jeter and tex will have to dh too. No way three catchers

        • Jetrer says:

          they could, Montero would just be taking Posada’s DH spot, not a bench spot
          They’d still have room for Nunez, Cervelli, Jones, and Chavez (or whoever they sign to replace Jones and/or Chavez) on the bench

          • MikeD says:

            That’s right. Montero takes Posada’s spot on the roster and many of the DH ABs. The difference between how Posada and Montero were/will be used is Montero will be encouraged to catch, which makes having a third catcher critical. On the days when Montero DHing and Martin is catching, the Yankees have to have a third catcher on the team in case something happens to Martin; otherwise, they’ll have to move Montero to catcher and then lose the DH spot for that game.

            • Jetrer says:

              I’m wondering if they’d use Cervelli for that role though. If Montero is the BU catcher, the third catcher likely wouldn’t get much if any playing time. Might be better to use someone like Gus Molina, and either trade Cervelli, or stash him in AAA for depth.

              • MikeD says:

                Hard to say. Certainly the Yankees wouldn’t hesitate to trade Cervelli as part of a deal that they believe will bring back a player who can help the team more. What I don’t think they’d do is send him AAA (does he still have options?). He’s served the Yankees well since 2009, so I don’t see them sending him to AAA and rewarding a player like Molina who probably can’t even hit .150 on the MLB level.

                Montero will cut into Martin’s PAs, which may not be a bad thing since he could probably use a little more rest during the long season. Montero will also reduce Cervelli’s PAs, but that doesn’t mean they have to send Cervelli to AAA. Fransisco is a back-up catcher and some years that means he’ll get more ABs than others. In 2010 he got way too many and in 2012, if he’s still with the team, he’ll probably have a career low. He shouldn’t be a starting catcher, but he’s one of those guys that’ll still be in the majors ten years from now. Experienced backup catchers have as nearly a long of a shelf life as LOGGYs! He’s cheap and he has skills, so there’s no reason for the Yankees to part ways with him unless they get something back that can help them more.

                My point

        • MikeD says:

          As I noted below, it’s very workable, and even necessary. Let’s say Montero plays in 140 games in 2012. As part-time catcher he appears in 30-40 games where he gets the opportunity to learn the Yankee pitchers and work with Pena/Girardi on his catching skills.. They can also use him another 10-15 games at first so that the kid gets to play about 50 games in the field. He can then DH another 80-100 games depending on how things shake out. That means the Yankees still have 60-80 games open at DH to slot in games to rotation in A-Rod, Jeter, Tex and others for rest.

          Normally a third catcher is not a luxury team’s can afford, that is, of course, unless one of the catchers is also an offensive-minded DH.

          Cervelli becomes necessary, and since he knows the team the pitchers and comes cheap, I’d expect him back.

  197. thaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    nasty

  198. Jesse says:

    If Scott Proctor closes I’ll puke.

  199. thaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    D Rob = Money

  200. pat says:

    Insurance runs plz.

  201. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Damn it.

  202. Jesse says:

    NO! You can’t pinch hit for Jesus. Damn you Girardi!

  203. Cy Pettitte says:

    ewww go away Jorge. moar montero.

  204. Pat D says:

    Jesus, Notre Dame can’t catch a break.

  205. Cuso says:

    Posada, go sit down

  206. Jesse says:

    Jesus would have beaten that out, no doubt.

  207. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Jesus could have done that.

  208. teddy says:

    posada for montero lame

  209. Champagne_whores says:

    Jesus to jorge litterly Holy Shit

  210. Hummingbird S. says:

    the game is already 6-4, why not let us watch Montero?

    • The Big City of Dreams says:

      I guess they wanted to throw Jorge a bone

    • MikeD says:

      Because that would be a fan’s decision, not a MLB manager’s decision. A two-run lead is nothing.

      Posada against MLB RHP is hitting .272/.348/.465, .813 OPS. Montero against AAA RHP is hitting .273/.330/.398, .728 OPS.

      • Jetrer says:

        just odd that they didn’t do it with a 2-run lead against a RH reliever against Boston, but they do here. NBD, but odd.

        • MikeD says:

          Part of Girardi’s job over the next month is to keep his players fresh, which in some cases means rest, in others it means looking for opportunties to get ABs. He also needs to figure out who is going to make the postseason roster.

          We’ve already read that the Yankees are thinking about Montero as a postseason option. Some may think that means Posada won’t make the postseason. What I haven’t read yet is that both may make the postseason roster. A strong lefty/righty platoon is a good thing, especially if the Yankees make it to the World Series and need options to pinch hit for the pitchers.

          Anyway, we’re going to see this more as September rolls along as Girardi has to see which player can do what, and the only way to do that is to find playing/hitting opportunities.

          • Jetrer says:

            yeah, I don’t have a problem with it. I realize Posada is better vs. RHP this year than Montero has been. I was more suprised that Montero was left in against Boston, than being PH for here. Really no big deal either way.

  211. teddy says:

    montero could done that

  212. Karl Krawfid says:

    Steal Nunie

  213. tom says:

    When you look at Posada’s stats leading off an inning (and/or with noone on) vs hitting with men on base… that was the solid move.

    /small sample sized

  214. MikeD says:

    Nice double play…sorry to say!

  215. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    god damn babip.

  216. Hummingbird S. says:

    That’s some game for Frankie, he’s hitting everything hard

  217. Karl Krawfid says:

    I said damn

  218. thaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    super models! whatta model, gloves? classic

  219. tom says:

    Cervelli – 4 AB’s

    # of pitches…. 4

  220. Matt says:

    I have a feeling that Girardi was waiting to see how many pitches Robertson threw before he decided whether to have him pitch 2 innings or just 1. If he threw 20-25 pitches, I bet you he gets Wade up for the 9th instead.

  221. CS Yankee says:

    Good call on the Drob in the 9th as he had only thrown 12 pitches.

  222. FIPster Doofus says:

    Lawrie is a menace.

  223. thaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    time to break off the nasty curve

  224. Jetrer says:

    they wouldn’t actually bring in Laffey, would they?

  225. Karl Krawfid says:

    They don’t make it easy.

    Just throw the curve.

  226. JMK says:

    Lawrie for Marcum seems like a good deal for both clubs, though the fact that Casey McRegression fell off a cliff makes it less so for Milwaukee.

  227. thaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    fuck YES

  228. Esteban says:

    And Cervelli with the Latino fistpump

  229. Cy Pettitte says:

    DRob! great job getting the save

  230. pat says:

    Goose Gossage approves of David Robertsons save.

  231. Jetrer says:

    Jesus = son of Mo
    DRob = heir to Mo

  232. Karl Krawfid says:

    Game ova

  233. Jesse says:

    Robertson>Bard

    /Captain Obvious’d

  234. I Voted for Kodos says:

    What is it about David Robertson that makes him so much damn fun to watch?

  235. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    We can sweep with CC tomorrow.

  236. teddy says:

    great job drob

  237. Jesse says:

    No Go Rangers!

    /Jumping on Rangers bandwagon until after Sunday’s game’d

  238. Monteroisdinero says:

    Wonder if Montero has ever been pinch hit for in the minors?

  239. Dino Velvet says:

    Fucking Texas.

  240. Rey22 says:

    Forget the cleanup hitter. How about the first baseman going 3-3?

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