Game 139: Off their feet

Series Preview: Baltimore Orioles
Betances may soon join Yankees
(AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

You know what the Yankees could use today? A nice big blowout. Big enough so that Freddy Garcia could go five and fly while some September call-ups mop up the last four innings. Big enough that both Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira can get off their banged up knees for a few innings.  Big enough to get everyone off their feet. You know I mean, that kind of game. Here’s the starting nine…

Derek Jeter, SS
Curtis Granderson, CF
Mark Teixeira, 1B
Alex Rodriguez, 3B
Robinson Cano, 2B
Andruw Jones, RF
Russell Martin, C
Jesus Montero, DH
Brett Gardner, LF

Freddy Garcia, SP

It’s not raining in New York, but it looks like it might start at any minute. Apparently there’s enough of a window to get the game in, so hope for the best. They don’t need another doubleheader. Both YES and MLB Network will carry the game. Enjoy.

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Series Preview: Baltimore Orioles
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  • jay h

    put swisher in for jones and you have the perfect lineup

    • Will

      Exactly. There’s no reason to have Jones in for swish since swish can hit from either side. And we all know Joe wants to give everyone a day off but its up in the air as to whether or not swish wanted to take ir

    • Will

      Exactly. There’s no reason to have Jones in for swish since swish can hit from either side. And we all know Joe wants to give everyone a day off but its up in the air as to whether or not swish wanted to take it

  • boogie down

    Damn, Gardy’s got ups.

    • Sarah

      It’s the grit. It gives him extra height on his jumps.

  • Countryclub

    Hopefully they get this one in because it sure doesn’t look good for the next 2 days.

  • Roland Deschain

    I’d like to see another sweep. The Orioles have forced us to play a game before we head out west and accused us of being disrespectful to Flanny. Rather than doing the logical thing like the Sox and As did to get ahead of the storm the Os made it as tough as possible for us and they need to get their asses kicked.

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

      Yeah, really. I feel like the O’s have some sort of grudge agaisnt the Yankees… which sucks for them, because we kick their asses.

      • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

        It must have been Showalter’s special time of the month when he made those comments.

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

    O’s + Yankees + 2011 = rain

    I mean, seriously.

    • Sarah

      True statement. It’s like the Orioles cause the universe to cry.

      • FIPster Doofus

        That’s disrespectful to Flanny, dammit!

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    Any day when Jesus Montero is in the Yankees’ starting lineup is a good day.

  • Tyrone Sharpton

    Jesus will stop the rain, I am confident of this.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Jesus playing today: me gusta
    missing half this game because I have classes on Labor Day: no me gusta

    • boogie down

      That’s effed up, yo. (On the school’s part)

  • FIPster Doofus

    “There is no substitute for winning … Fuck these people!”

    http://youtu.be/gRc6rSCcOIk

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    How long are they going to continue to use Jesus against only LHP? Historically he’s been better against righties. His last season in AAA was the only anomaly.

    • bonestock94

      Well their development of Jesus hasn’t been predictable, but I bet that just lasts this year.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Jesus will hit his first homer today.

    • boogie down

      My fantasy team and I hope and think he will.

    • Esteban

      The NY Post mentioned today that Jesus’ power hasn’t shown up. Jeez it’s been THREE games.

      • The Big City of Dreams

        And when he starts to hit them I’m sure they’ll say he hits too many.

    • Frigidevil

      Called it

  • Monteroisdinero

    3-1 Freddy needs to throw junk.

    don’t do that again.

  • Greg

    He’s got to get ahead of those hitters.

  • Sarah

    I feel like our guys need to go out there and mash the ball. Pad those stats.

  • Greg

    Given that last stat, Matusz will have a 1-2-3 inning against us.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Really?

      • Greg

        If you think about that stat, that is very hard to do.

    • Greg

      Just not this one. A Teix Message!

    • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

      So much for that…..

  • Cy Pettitte

    MT25 set to crush

    90mph meatballs from Matusz look pretty hittable

  • Sarah

    Oh yay. A good start.

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    Matusz has been awful in limited time this year. The Yankees should pound him, but as John Sterling always says…..

    And as I wrote this Mark Teixeira sent a Teix message

  • Monteroisdinero

    You’re on the Mark, Texeira

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Boom.

  • bonestock94

    Nice

  • Total Dominication

    Boom.

  • Sarah

    Love it.

  • 28 this year

    Boy is Matusz broken. He was so highly touted. Man, the O’s have no luck with pitching prospects. They all suck, no matter how good they seemed.

    • Monteroisdinero

      He is a short-armer.. like Hughes.

  • Monteroisdinero

    ARod runs gingerly.

    • Sarah

      Yes he does.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Enough singles, I want a home run damnit!

    • swishers fauxhawk

      You can never have too many singles. It multiplies our grit factor tenfold.

    • Sarah

      Patience, grasshopper. Jesus hasn’t come to bat yet.

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    Andruw Jones is this year’s version of Marcus Thames. But even better because Jones can play a passable outfield.

  • Cy Pettitte

    walk Martin, Jesus slam.

    • Cy Pettitte

      booo Martin swung at ball 4

  • tom

    Matusz had the first two outs on 6 pitches…and then the Yankees went to work, and got it to 28. When should we see the Oriole bullpen? 5th inning? 4th?

  • Greg

    Freddy’s leaving balls up early. Not good.

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    Looks like it’s gonna be a slugfest.

  • teddy

    yea garcia off speed stuff not sharp

  • bonestock94

    It’s gonna look like BP today

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Good thing Matusz sucks.

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    Cervelli would have made that play. Wait, what?

  • Sarah

    That looked like an AJ wild pitch. Freddy…don’t spend too much time with AJ!

  • Greg

    I would think about the BP right now. Freddy doesnt seem to have it today.

  • Mykey

    Freddy getting rocked at the moment.

  • Roland Deschain

    If we’re counting on this guy to be our #2 starter we’re in a bit of trouble. He can’t get anyone out and this is a last place club. AJ may pitch himself back into the playoff rotation.

    • Greg

      1. He’s our number 3 starter.
      2. He pitched well against this same ball club last week.

      He just doesnt have it today.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      One start. ONE START.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      You sure love small sample sizes don’t you?

    • CP

      Just like this guy, who gave up 5 first inning runs to the crappy Royals.

      http://www.baseball-reference......8240.shtml

      He certainly wasn’t a number two starter that year, right?

  • bonestock94

    Who’s the longman?

    • Sarah

      I don’t know, with Hector still down in the minors… Pants Lendleton maybe?

      • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

        Yeah it’s probably Pants. But in a week it’ll be Burnett.

        /Hoping A.J ends in the ‘pen’d

  • teddy

    yanks giving up easy runs awful defense

  • Karl Krawfid

    Take him out please.

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    Shitty Freddy

  • Mykey

    Sheesh.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Well at least Freddy has an excuse for sweating today.

  • Roland Deschain

    Get this bum out of there and bring in one of the AAA guys.

    • ItsATarp

      One start and this guy is a bum…lol

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    We might see Pants today.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      No, Scott Proctor!!!!!

  • wow

    cut this crap out.

  • tom

    Thank god it’s Matusz on the mound.

    Freddy’s not been good here, but he ain’t had much luck, either. Tex’s poor throw/decision, and a ball just eluding Jeter.

    • NJ_Andy

      “a ball just eluding Jeter.” — not exactly a sign of horrific luck, that.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Freddy Garcia is no good because he’s allowing the Orioles, a last place team, to beat him up.

    /Extremely small sample size’d

  • Sarah

    Maybe Freddy needs another two weeks off…

  • Jimm

    We will win behind the force that is known as Scott Proctor.

  • Greg

    It was predictable. Freddy was leaving his pitches up right from the get go.

  • teddy

    thats 4 run is unearned right

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    Time to put a hurtin’ on Matusz.

  • teddy

    meh some bad pitches few lucky hits and some bad defense, 3 runs no biggie

  • Greg

    Need to score this inning to keep pace. Especially with the threat of rain. Dont know if Garcia and Procter can hold them today.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    I wanna see an oppo double for Jesus

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      But a walk is nice too.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Jesus Walks

    • The Big City of Dreams

      I’m still waiting for him to make that his walk up music

  • teddy

    he scared of jesus

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    And on the fourth day, Jesus received his first BB.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Good ab by Montero who cannot tie it up with nobody on base.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Really, Showalter is warming the bullpen?

    It’s the 2nd inning dude!

  • Monteroisdinero

    Proctor should only pitch after Colon. Somewhere there is a good proctology joke there.

  • teddy

    thats not even close

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Ball 4 and a half.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Sometimes we see people dress up as the ghost of Babe Ruth. Personally, I want to see people attending the games dressed up as Jesus.

  • Jetrer

    shitty umps are shitty

  • Monteroisdinero

    Jim Palmer just said “Has Jeter ever agreed on a called strike against him?”

    • bonestock94

      Yea, I’m forced to listen to these douches every time the O’s play the Yankees. They’re just bitter that they belong to a worthless organization that has no light at the end of the tunnel.

  • teddy

    should be 5 to 3 with nobody out, stupid ump

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    This Jeter guy’s not bad, I think he has a bright future in the MLB

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Hanging slider and a half.

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    Jeter has just been amazing since the calf injury. Words can’t describe it.

    • bonestock94

      09 Jeter

      • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

        That’s a very good comp.

        • CP

          Jeter 2009: .334/.406/.465/.871
          Jeter since his injury: .346/.396/.471/.868

          • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

            He must have been doing some serious work during his long DL stint. I still can’t believe some people were calling him out for not being at Old Timer’s Day when he was in Tampa working to get back to the team as fast as he could.

    • Monteroisdinero

      Doing just fine without Minka.

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

        a la Romo?

  • Monteroisdinero

    Montero needs a running coach-runs too straight up

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      Can’t turn left

      /Bobby V’d

  • teddy

    should be 5 to 5

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      fallacy of the predetermined outcome. but I agree, that pitch was waaaaay outside.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I now know how other teams feel when they face AJ. (most of the time)

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    The Grandyman!

    Bad Brian Matusz is bad.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Curtis.

  • The Big City of Dreams

    Rally started by the son of God

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

    This one has 15-11 written all over it.

    • The Big City of Dreams

      I need this weeks lotto numbers

  • Greg

    And Matusz is gone. Buck really wants this game.

    • CP

      I’m just following on gameday. Was he pulled for an injury, or just a bad case of the ‘sucks’? It seems a little early in the game to give up on a starter.

      • Greg

        He was bad, but they still had a one run lead.

  • Monteroisdinero

    One and 1/3rd? And you are 30+ games back? really?

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Real quick hook on Matusz. But the poor guy didn’t have anything.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    How does Buck expect Matusz to get better if he gives him the hook after 1 1/3 innings? Let him learn how to work through a bad start, it’s not like this game means anything to Baltimore anyway.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Buck will do anything to beat the Yankees, weather or not it’s good for the organization.

      • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

        Even if it means completely burning out his bullpen.

        • Jetrer

          they do have 10 relievers

          • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

            And one good one.

  • well you know

    Ump’s hunting strikes but the O’s pitchers still can’t take advantage.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Buck trying to recapture the magic of last September when the O’s closed to within 20.

  • MUIDATS EEKNAY

    Is it me or does Montero have a really goofy run?

    • Karl Krawfid

      He runs like my 3 year old nephew. Keeps his arms kinda low by his side.

    • StanfordBen

      I think he looks a little flatfooted.

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

      Good thing he’s not being paid to run. He seems kind of Jorge-ish. Oh well, he IS a catcher.

    • ROBTEN

      With all that walking on water, I’m not surprised.

    • MikeD

      A power hitter projected any/all/one of as a catcher, 1b’man, or a DH will not be fleet of foot!

      I’m still struggling with Granderson’s running style. Stiff upperbody as he breaks, almost robotic. Seems to work for him.

  • MikeD

    I see I’ve missed quite a pitcher’s duel the first two innings.

  • StanfordBen

    CBS says Proctor’s warming up in the bullpen, but I didn’t notice that in the broadcast. Is that true?

  • Chris

    A-rod loves elbow pads.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Bases clearing double please.

  • Roland Deschain

    He did that per instructions from Buck. That was for being disrespectful to Flanny.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Loading the bases for Cano is just about the worst case scenario for a pitcher.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      Don’t ya know

  • MUIDATS EEKNAY

    The masn guys just said we need to be really concerned about arod, you guys.

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

      Love it when MASN talks about things OTHER teams need to be conerned about, as if they couldn’t fill a 24-hour network with their own problems.

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

    So…
    if you were in the MLB amateur draft, and the O’s picked you, what would you do? I think I’d just reject them and give it another year.

    • ROBTEN

      This team is good at baseball.

      • ROBTEN

        Reply fail. This shouldn’t be here. The O’s are not good at baseball.

        • pete

          haha best reply fail of all time, that right thar

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      I’d ask for a shit ton of money and Carl Pavano my way out.

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    ROBBIE GO BOOM!

  • Karl Krawfid

    Damn what a bomb!

  • Jetrer

    Robbie!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Greg

    Dontcha know!

  • The Big City of Dreams

    The Prince of the City

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

    Holy shit…

  • Mike HC

    MVP?

  • Roland Deschain

    SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSEEEEEEE YA! GRAND SLAM! ROBBIE CANO DONTCHA KNOW!!!!!!!

  • JT

    yeah, i didnt see that coming…

    Not

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

      A salami was kind of expected there, but that was… something else.

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

    So good. So so good.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    <3 Robbie.

  • Michael Mirabella

    CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC YA!
    /Kay’d

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Nails.

  • Rich in NJ

    Ridiculous.

  • Jack

    Boom.

  • Mike HC

    Our lineup is scary good and deep. Scary.

    • Jack

      Deep and thick.

      • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

        Ron Jeremy couldn’t have said it better himself.

  • BK2ATL

    This kid Cano!!!!! Just wow!!!

    Lock him up long-term tomorrow.

  • Hall and Nokes

    Why is YES showing a replay of the A’s game from two weeks ago?

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    Eat your heart out, Buck.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Suck it, Buck.

  • Roland Deschain

    Look at Buck. He should just retire.

  • MUIDATS EEKNAY

    Yeah that was pretty much a fait accompli

  • Chris

    Worst bases-loaded pitche sequence ever?

    “It’s only Robbie, let’s give him 7 fastballs in a row, he can’t touch my 91 mph heat, right?”

    • Jetrer

      lmfao

    • pete

      that was funny

  • Kevin

    Montero first jack…. calling it!

    • The Big City of Dreams

      Strikeout but f it he started the rally

  • Tyrion Lannister

    Great spot here for Jesus’s first MLB RBI. This is just AAA pitching, Jesus.

  • MikeD

    Martin has become so much better again since he started hitting some balls to the opposite field. Gotta wonder why he gets so pull happy since he clearly can hit the opposite way.

  • Erica

    It took me a full five seconds to realize this game was STILL in the bottom of the 2nd.

    LOVE IT.

  • sin271096

    jesus was bored after canos granny

  • Karl Krawfid

    Could see he was sitting curve

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    “That’s why I like whipping their butt. It’s great, knowing those guys with the $205 million payroll are saying, ‘How the hell are they beating us?'”

  • JT

    Montero couldn’t commit to that pitch until it was too late.

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

    Is Montero going to be wearing 63 forever, or just for this September? Because that’s king of a lame number.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      He needs to wear a number that would look good in Monument Park. Not 63.

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

        Exactly. How about 18, or even 12?

        • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

          I bet he would look great in 19. Too bad that number was already retired for all-time Yankee great Ramiro Pena.

      • pat

        6!

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

          Yikes. They reserve that number for the sure-fire guys, the inner-circle guys. Montero’s great, but I’m not sure if he’s there. Some people say he might be, especially if he sticks at catcher.

    • Esteban

      FOR-EV-ER.

      /Sandlot

    • Tyrion Lannister

      He can’t wear 21. That’s Paulie’s # and will be retired someday.

    • Esteban

      Freddy Garcia can’t beat the Orioles! Inexceptable!!!!111!!!

  • teddy

    nice inning, ouch montero

  • Esteban

    Montero looks like he could grow a mean mustache. I say he should go for it.

  • Chris

    Did anyone notice cano clapping his hands while touching home plate by the way? I’m pretty sure that calls for an hbp.

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    What, they couldn’t bring in Jones from third with less than two outs? This team sucks with RISP. DFA Jesus and Gardy, those worthless bums.

  • MUIDATS EEKNAY

    Masn: Arod “limpingly makes the throw.” Wtf?

  • boogie down

    Jack Curry with the knowledge! And, come on, Fred, give us some innings here…

  • Greg

    Get him out. He’s leaving pitches up.

  • Jetrer

    bullpen time. Freddy’s got nothing today.

  • MikeD

    Man, this if Freddy’s worst start. Bullpen, please.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    This is gonna be a repeat of that A’s game.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Take em out!

  • blaflbewwy

    garcia doesnt have it today… take him out.

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

    This game is gonna have a football score.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Freddy is ruining Jack Curry’s UZR report.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Yes proctor

  • Tyrion Lannister

    Freddy’s gonna have to pitch better to be in the playoff rotation. Right now Burnett looks like the #4.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      SSS’d

    • pat

      Umm no.

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

      Yeah…no.

      This is Garcia’s worst start of the season. Burnett does this every other time out.

    • Esteban

      LOL

  • Monteroisdinero

    Freddy is GREAT!!!!! he gives up 7 in 2&2/3rds in a game where we have 8 after 2 innings.

    A savvy veteran knows when to not have his good stuff….

  • Bavarian Yankee

    great slugfest today, I think the Yanks will win it 52-37 XD

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

    Oh snap, Beckett’s hurt.

    • bonestock94

      He’s on the short list of players that I laugh when that happens. So, LOL

    • Greg

      What does it look like.

      • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

        bruised vagina

        • pete

          I shouldn’t have laughed at that. But I did.

      • Karl Krawfid

        Foot/Ankle/Leg

        • alittleblackegg

          All three? Was he caught in a thresher?

          • Esteban

            We can only hope.

    • Karl Krawfid

      Ooop posted way after you sorry. Fuck Beckett.

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

      Poor team, they battle so hard against those injuries.

  • Mike HC

    Did I hear right!!!

    Scott Proctor???

    Get the f out of here, ha

  • Tyrion Lannister

    Let Proctor throw 4-5 innings, run his arm into the ground just like old times.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Off a brand name!

  • teddy

    that jesus k is looming large now

    • Monteroisdinero

      seriously? in the second inning?

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

      Only you. Seriously, only you.

  • Naved

    Jack Curry said Dellin Betances is getting a call up!!!

    • bonestock94

      Niiiiiiiccceeeeeee

    • Bavarian Yankee

      really? Let’s see if he can walk more batters than anybody did before, shouldn’t be too hard for him :D

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        Keep him and AJ separated!

    • MikeD

      Under their reasoning, they should also be calling up Brackman, since he’s already on the 40-man.

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    Proctor gets the job done.

  • BK2ATL

    Sweaty Freddie just didn’t have it.

    Scott Proctor again??? Hope you guys are happy now. Hahaha!!!

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Why is it such a big deal that Jeter knows it was Hudson’s first hit? Kay says the stupidest shit.

  • CBean

    Wow just got in to see the ghost of Scott Proctor pitch. At least we scored many runs in Freddy’s bad outing.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Josh Beckett just got injured

    • CP

      Any word on how?

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

        No idea. Just threw a pitch and Varitek called for the trainer.

      • MikeD

        Standing up from the bench, pulled every muscle in his body.

      • CMP

        Maybe that giant chip on his shoulder fell off and fractured his foot.

        • bonestock94

          lol

  • teddy

    jeter killed that ball

  • Monteroisdinero

    Jeter is vintage 2009 now.

    Was Minka really worth it?

    he got laid and the Yanks got screwed.

    • MikeD

      Ha, but they started dating in late 2008. The 2009 season was their first full one together.

      Perhaps Derek just needs to change it up every few years. He did seem to date her longer than anyone else.

      Change is good!

  • Tyrion Lannister

    For those getting on Freddy, every pitcher on our staff has had a game where they got bombed. CC vs the Sox, Colon vs the Jays, Hughes vs the As, Nova vs the Royals, and AJ the month of August. He just didn’t have the splitter or breaking ball that he relies so heavily on, should be better next start.

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

      This. Freddy’s been amazingly consistent this season – nothing spectacular, nothing terrible. This is a huge outlier.

    • MikeD

      I really haven’t seen many getting on him. I expected more of these types of games when they signed him, so I’m surprised how rarely this has happened. He’s a righty throwing 88 mph. If he’s off, it can be nasty!

  • Greg

    Needed to score more runs. I dont trust Procter.

  • StanfordBen

    Gotta love how Kay calls that “doing research.” If he actually sat there and counted by hand, that doesn’t say good things about YES’s research tools.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I just noticed that gameday Jason Varitek doesn’t have a C on his uniform. ESPN will be all over the Gameday crew.

  • Greg

    Mike Mussina

    • MikeD

      Good guess. Tricky question since people, myself included, will think of position players.

      It’s similar to the question who is the last switch-hitter to win the AL MVP award. While most people get stuck thinking of players like Eddie Murray, the answer is Vida Blue.

  • Jimm

    Mussina?

  • Rainbow Pinstripes

    Oh Moose, I miss you.

  • boogie down

    What does Michael mean by “put that in quotes”? Does he really think Torre didn’t run Proctor into the ground?

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Is Kay seriously defending Torre?

    • ROBTEN

      In the office or on the field, it’s always the worker’s fault.

      Happy Labor Day!

  • NHYankeesFan

    That was Proctorific

  • MikeD

    They’re making it sound as if it’s Proctor’s fault he was abused. It’ up to the manager not to pitch the guy every day just because he says he can pitch every day.

  • StanfordBen

    “Ellsbury reached on a double play, Scutaro out at third, Ellsbury out at second.”

    I gotta check out the replay on MLB.tv.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      My guess is Scutaro got in a rundown and was tagged out, and then Ellsbury was thrown out trying to go to second.

    • Monteroisdinero

      He hit a sharp one hopper stabbed by the pitcher who caught Scutaro off second-ran at him and he was tagged out in a rundown and Ellsbury was thrown out trying to get to second.

  • Karl Krawfid

    lol Proctor left Swish hangin’

  • Monteroisdinero

    Good inning by DoctorProctor.

  • Monteroisdinero

    ARod cannot run.

  • Greg

    Need more runs.

  • cuponoodles

    Does anyone else have an irrational liking of Scott Proctor. Love that guy.

    • MannyGeee

      Proctologist is str8 dealin right now…

      Until he give up the HR to Andino…FML. I am gonna keep my trap shut from here on

  • Esteban

    Jeff Passan
    Love the Yankees fans’ defensiveness. Comes down to this. Whose rotation would you take: NYY, BOS, TEX/LAA or DET? For me, Yanks’ is worst.

    Straight trolling.

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

      LAA > NYY = DET > BOS > TEX.

      • CMP

        LAA > BOS > NY = DET > Tex

        • JobaWockeeZ

          This.

  • CMP

    I’d make the Over/under 11 for number of pitchers used today.

    Gotta love expanded roster baseball.

  • boogie down

    Ankle sprain for Beckett.

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

      Sounds bad.

      • CMP

        Not bad enough.

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

          I wish his ankle fell off, then exploded in nuclear fire.

      • ROBTEN

        Don’t worry, I’m sure there’s some ketchup in the clubhouse he can put on his sock. He’ll be back out on the field in no time.

      • MannyGeee

        Good thing they got all that pitching depth…. Oh wait. Andrew Miller, Wakefield and Doubrount look worse that AJ Freddy and Colon, don’t it…

  • boogie down

    This is a straight up Ughfest.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Andino? come on…

  • Greg

    Had to score more runs

  • Champagne_whores

    This just in Proctor still suxity

  • ItsATarp

    Nice moves girardi…wait no

    • Greg

      Come on now. Be serious. What was he supposed to do?

      • ItsATarp

        Take out Garcia earlier or not use scott proctor in a ONE run game.

        • Greg

          Just like Buck Showalter did to Matusz? How did that work out?

          • ItsATarp

            Because that didn’t work out, it doesn’t mean the result would have been the same. Proctor in a 3 run game i would not mind as much as him in a close game.

        • Jetrer

          who else do you want pitching in the third inning? If you go to the pen that early, you have to use some shitty pitchers, and he gave up 1 run in 2 innings, not exactly horrible. If they lose this game, it will have nothing to do with the fact that Scott Proctor was brought into a one run game

  • pop up teixeira

    I had a strong feeling that Andino was gonna do that

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

    Aaron Laffey? This game ain’t over! What the hell is he doing?

    • Greg

      Lefty matchup. And a rookie lefty at that.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Bring in Laffey to face this guy? wow.

    On the other hand, this may be the only guy Laffey can get out.

    using Proctor and Laffey in the same inning is….

    discouraging.

  • Champagne_whores

    I want to see Delin up for the boston series if nothing other than throwing at big poopy.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    He Has Risen

  • Jetrer

    Jesus saves!!!!!

  • Tyrion Lannister

    HOME RUN JESUS!!!!!!

  • Erica

    JESUS HITS!!!!!!!! A HOME RUN!!!!!!

  • mbonzo

    MONTY! Quick whats Sterlings call?

    • first timer

      Hay-soos is loose!! was Sterlings call

      • MannyGeee

        Shitty

      • Klemy

        He had years to come up with something and that’s what he brought to the party…

      • Midland TX

        You may prefer:

        https://twitter.com/#!/FauxJSterling/status/110791216819482624

        “It is GONE! Oh, Suzyn, HE IS RISEN!!! THE MESSIANIC MASHER HITS HIS VERY FIRST HOME RUN! One of HUNDREDS to come!!!”

    • Corporate Scum

      Jesus is looose

  • MannyGeee

    JEEEEEEEEEEEESUS!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    Jesus Montero knows how to count to ten.

  • BK2ATL

    Jesus!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Jesus hits one to heaven

  • Champagne_whores

    Jesus saves :)

  • boogie down

    Jesus, I have seen the light!!

    Anyone know what Sterling said??

  • bonestock94

    HE HAS RISEN HE HAS RISEN HE HAS RISEN HE HAS RISEN

  • pop up teixeira

    hell yea!!

  • ItsATarp

    More of those to come!

  • Grandy

    TEH POWER

  • JT

    Thats mah boy

  • Cuso

    Said this the other day, but it seems like every single light hitter in the league loves hitting homers at YS3.

    Andino, in particular, in a multiple time offender.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Montero! What did sterling say?

  • MikeD

    Nice and easy. Get used to seeing those opposite-field shots.

    • Monteroisdinero

      This. He is a guy who will homer deep to left on offspeed stuff and deep to right on hard stuff.

      I give Sterling permission to avoid the religious overtones.

      Montero is dinero!!!!!

  • CBean

    Go baby Jesus!

  • Greg

    Damn that was deep the other way

  • Matty Ice

    He didn’t hit that pitch, he beasted it.

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

    Addison still doesn’t think that ball left the infield.

  • MannyGeee

    He put an absolute charge into that one… Not a cheap one, tell you what.

    Only 755 go Jesus.

  • DERP

    Nice work Montero.

  • Hall and Nokes

    Jesus Rakes

  • Karl Krawfid

    Jesus Is loose?

    That sucks.

    • Greg

      was that the call?

    • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

      Dreadful.

    • boogie down

      All the possibilities and then… poop.

    • bonestock94

      Damn. I think he wanted to keep it secular

    • boogie down

      He should’ve gone Jules Winnfield with it: “And you will know My name is the Lord when I lay My vengeance upon thee.”

    • MikeD

      Hopefully Sterling doesn’t stay wedded to his initial calls and will change them. That is pretty weak for a player who should be hitting quite a few bombs.

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

        He probably wanted to avoid religious overtones.

        • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

          That doesn’t mean he can’t do better.

        • pete

          Montero is Dinero

          • Monteroisdinero

            second’ed

  • Monteroisdinero

    Has any right handed hitter hit a ball into the second deck in rf in YS?

    Jesus will.

  • MannyGeee

    Come on… Who makes that behind the back catch… BABIP gods frowned upon us…

  • teddy

    what a shot by jesus

  • Rainbow Pinstripes

    My life is now complete.

  • Dennis

    First of many, congratulations Jesus.

  • Brandon

    Montero is an animal. That was the first of many. When he hit that, I just jumped and cheered like none other before that was even gone. It was an obvious HR off the bat.

  • JB in Manhattan

    Jesus Crushed!

  • The Big City of Dreams

    Smh fuck I missed his hr

    • Monteroisdinero

      You’ll see plenty of replays. High fb middle of plate.

      Sterling will need to do better-this ain’t no rare event.

      • FachoinaNYY

        What was the call?

        • Monteroisdinero

          I didn’t hear it but up above someone said it was: Jesus is loose.

          Terrible.

          Go with Montero es dinero!

      • The Big City of Dreams

        Yea there will be a ton of replys. I agree John needs a better call. “Jesus is loose.”

        How long did it take for him to come up with that gem.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Aaron Laffey is gonna ruin it for Jesus.

  • Zach

    get him out of there!!!!

  • Monteroisdinero

    Gotta save Laffey for the start on Thursday in Baltimore. lol

  • Greg

    Here comes Ayala

    • Jetrer

      I think I trust Proctor and Laffey more in a one run game

      • Jetrer

        glad Luis proved me wrong

  • Monteroisdinero

    Jesus is gonna have to win it with another homer.

    Glad he hit it off a righty to be a Binder buster for Joe G.

    Does the fan get the ball back to Montero for some dinero?

    • Jetrer

      my asking price would be eternal salvation in exchange for the ball

      • Monteroisdinero

        more valuable than legend seats in the WS? tough call

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    Damn! I missed Jesus’ first at-bat, and now his first home run.

  • Brandon

    Ayala was just saved by Vlad’s rediculous impatience. That was a ball right there.

  • JB in Manhattan

    Ay-Ay-Ayalla!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I still can’t trust Ayala.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    I FUCKING MISSED JESUS’ FIRST HOME RUN.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Up and in to Tex

    Did he clap after his first inning homer or something?

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

      He disrespected Flanny.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    I hate life, I missed his first big league home run. Fuck everything.

    • Mike HC

      There will be more where that come from.

    • Avi

      I missed it too dam it. They gave him a curtain call. Watching the smile on his face brought tears to my eyes. Go Jesus!

  • teddy

    cano hit that well bad break there. johnson got some good stuff

  • tom

    Is Cano slower than I think, or does he stop runing on those plays? That’s the second or third time recently there’s been a deflected ball on which a backup infielder makes a play, and, each time, Cano hasn’t even made it a contest.

    • Mike HC

      He jogs when he hits weak grounders to the right side.

    • Jetrer

      he doesn’t run hard out of the box if he expects the play to be made

  • teddy

    another bb can’t afford those

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Beautiful turn

  • tom

    Is the quality part of the bullpen unavailable right now? We’re in the 7th; that’s when Joe usually starts running out the best guys…i.e., not Ayala.

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

      Soriano, Robertson, and Mo have worked quite a bit in the last week. They could use a breather.

    • Greg

      Hey Ayala just pitched 1.2 innings of scoreless relief and has a 1.90 ERA. Better to be lucky than good.

    • Jetrer

      Soriano has pitched in 5 of last 7 days, and Robertson pitched 2 innings on Sat.
      I’m guessing at least Soriano is unavailable, possibly Robertson as well

  • teddy

    beauty dp, roberston and mo time

  • Cy Pettitte

    god dammit I got to class for an hour and half and I miss a Cano grand slam and Jesus’ first HR

    fml.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      You have class on Labor Day?

      • Cy Pettitte

        yea, we have class on labor day every year, never figured out why. it’s bullshit.

        • DF

          Do you go to Vanderbilt by any chance? I went there and always had class on Labor Day. They told us it was the school’s robber-baron namesake that was to blame.

  • teddy

    not pinch hitting here

  • Tyrion Lannister

    Kay is such a hypocrite. He uses the W-L record when it suits him, says record doesn’t matter in the case of Fister and Colon.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      He’s also stupid.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    .333 average and a .429 OBP. One day he’ll have those numbers in a season’s worth of plate appearances….I hope.

  • MikeD

    Wonder Boy bat breaks.

    • MikeD

      …go pick me out a winner, Bobby.

      And he did.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    He did it again!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    JESUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    JESUS OH MY GOD!

  • Tyrion Lannister

    SHE’S GONE!!!!!!!! JESUS!!!!!!!!!

  • Jetrer

    Holy Jesus!!!!!

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    Holy Shit! Jesus es en fuego!

  • mbonzo

    HOLY SHIT MONTERO

  • Greg

    Jesus has risen!

  • MannyGeee

    Oh come on…. Montero has fucking arrived.

  • teddy

    HOLY FUCK!!!!!!!

  • The Big City of Dreams

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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

    Count to ten!

  • Kevin G.

    HALLELUJAH

  • Monteroisdinero

    The man has arrived!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    This game is officially awesome.

    (as if it already wasn’t)

  • Esteban

    So good! So good!

  • blaflbewwy

    monstero

  • Kostas

    WOW….Wasn’t overly impressed his first night up. But now, could be interesting.

    • The Humungus

      / oaktag

  • JB in Manhattan

    Sweet Jesus!!!!!!

  • tom

    I missed his first homer while I was out running an errand. He kindly arranged an encore.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Thank you Jesus for letting me see one live, my prayers have been answered.

  • pop up teixeira

    lmao jim johnson consider yourself OWNED

  • JT

    Thats mah boy!!!

  • wow

    well now he’s just bored.

  • Jedile

    I’m a Jesus Freak! Sterling revise his call?

  • JobaWockeeZ

    If this guy is traded I will cry for months.

  • tom

    Can’t hit righties that well….

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    And those aren’t cheapies folks.

  • mustang

    WOW!

  • Tyrion Lannister

    Jesus Montero is going to make a good living off Orioles pitching for his career.

  • boogie down

    Both homers off of righties, right? They’ve gotta start him tomorrow.

  • well you know

    Gonna need a bigger stadium.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Nothing can hold the Jesus.

  • http://www.retire21.org first name only male (formerly Mike R. – Retire 21)

    Small correction. It is “Jesus has turned loose.”, “Jesus is loose” is more of a comment on his social life.

  • bonestock94

    Hahahahaaha what a beast

  • Monteroisdinero

    Now about this batting order. can we just switch Montero and ARod?

    or Tex?

    • The Big City of Dreams

      It’s not in the binder so no

  • JT

    Effortless power… and Girardi’s got him platooning against lefties

  • Dennis

    Finally not bored.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Jesus to playoff roster. Fuck SSS in this case.

  • Klemy

    Apparently Jesus hates when someone breaks his bat. Sweeet.

    • The Big City of Dreams

      So upset he wouldn’t even let the bat boy bring him a new one. He went and got it himself.

  • mike c

    way to go jesus, he’s going to make the september run very fun to watch

    • tom

      I’m thinking Shane Spencer…with of course a better future.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Joe G now has to reassess the binder section on platooning Montero’s bat.

  • Tyrion Lannister

    Many people said well what if they bring up Jesus and he struggles? A lot of us knew that he wouldn’t with the power he has. And they let this kid waste away down in the minors all year. He’ll be on the postseason roster and is our DH vs lefties.

    • JT

      Yet both his hrs came off righties, albeit the same guy. The only reason I see for platooning Jesus is to give some of the veteran guys a chance to play as well, which isn’t a bad idea.

  • Frank

    RAB- I’ll take 6 of those “Jesus is coming” t-shirts.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Too lat for that, he just came. TWSS, I know.

      • Diva

        So did I <3

  • JB in Manhattan

    Wonder: Does Jesus shave?

    • Red “The Strawman” Herring

      Fact: Hair has to ask permission from Jesus before its allowed to grow on his face.

  • Cuso

    Je-SUS…is on the LOOSE!!

  • DZ

    HE HAS RISEN!!!

  • Monteroisdinero

    Can I contact Sterling and tell him to change it to Monteroisdinero? I mean having to listen to Jesus is turned loose 7-800x is gonna be painful.

    • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

      Sterling won’t live that long.

      • Monteroisdinero

        10 more years? lol

  • Brandon

    Jesus Montero. Good at baseball.

    Montero is freakin awesome.

    See what we could’ve had in May if would have just went through with your threat to retire, Jorge?!?!? UGH!

    /obligatoryposadacomment

    • Monteroisdinero

      This is true but not the way it works in Yankeeland.

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

      In all seriousness, the sentiment shown toward this Posada this season has been disgusting.

    • MikeD

      …a lot of bad Montero ABs. Montero’s SLG against righties is .398 in the minors this year.

      As he did last year, he got stronger the second half.

      Let’s hope that’s not a career trend.

  • Erica

    Jesus makes the sun come out from behind the clouds.

    • JT

      +99

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Haha Markakis

  • jon

    just like they planned it

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

    That’s one way for Boone to get the lefty out.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Flanny thinks that Markaikis was safe.

    • Cy Pettitte

      the ump disagreeing with the O’s 3rd base coach is disrespectful to Flanny

  • Monteroisdinero

    Golson please?

    Golson>>>>>>Dickerson

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

      They both suck equally.

      • Monteroisdinero

        I know your opinion of Golson Mike but he is a better fielder than Dickerson.

      • MikeD

        Dickerson’s better. There’s a reason Golson is the sixth Yankee OFer.

        • Monteroisdinero

          The reason has to do with his bat. He is 25 and a first round draft pick out of hs. The Phillies saw something in him. I would say he is our 2nd or 3rd best outfielder defensively. I have seen him plenty (just like I’ve seen Montero/Nova/Nunez in Scranton and ST. He’s made some unbelievable throws from the outfield to nail runners.

  • Red “The Strawman” Herring

    Its disrespectful to the memory of Flanny to call Markakis out. Expect a grievance with MLB.

  • BK2ATL

    Imagine if we had traded Jesus for (as speculated) either Halladay, Lee, Greinke, Haren, Jimenez…or Wandy…..we would’ve never gotten to experience Jesus-mania!!!!

    Maybe, just maybe, Cashman knew exactly what he has in Montero. Thank you, Cash. This kid is the real deal with the bat.

    • JT

      Don’t tell that to all the guys on this site (you know who you are) who would’ve dealt Montero, Betances and Nova for Ubaldo.

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

        I would have done the trade, but I believe I said I’d only deal two of those four (adding Banuelos to the mix).

    • Red “The Strawman” Herring

      I did you a favor and wrote up your comment for when Montero goes 0-5 with 3 K’s

      “Imagine if we had traded Jesus for (as speculated) either Halladay, Lee, Greinke, Haren, Jimenez…or Wandy…..we would’ve never had to suffer through his at-bats!!!!”

      Maybe, just maybe, Cashman is not as good as people think he is. Thanks a lot, Cash. This kid is overrated.”

      Not directing this at you, but just saying.

      • JT

        All that while Ubaldo puts up a 6 ERA with the Indians.

      • BK2ATL

        Have at it. Jesus won’t have days like this everyday. But the energy alone that he’s put into the lineup is impressive. Everyone has had bad days. Didn’t A-Gon just have 3Ks vs. us recently???

        Something about rooting for a true Yankee homegrown talent to be given the chance to succeed really does it for me. Which is why I’m thrilled watching Cano, Nova, Gardner, Robertson, Nunez, and now Montero given the opportunity to shine.

    • Monteroisdinero

      Indeed. A fb up and a fb down for 2 opposite field bombs.

      Priceless.

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

      I’d still do it for Halladay, Greinke or Haren. But maybe just one or two of them.

      • JT

        Halladay sure, I dont think anyone would disagree with that, but Greinke (those anxiety issues) and Haren (fades second half if I recall) had enough “potential” issues, at the time, that I wouldn’t. Plus, I just rather see homegrown player so that shifts the scale in the other direction.

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

          Yeah… no. Facts > bullshit.

          • JobaWockeeZ

            And it’s also a fact that neither Grienke or Haren got a prospect on the caliber of Jesus.

        • AaronGuielWithASmile

          I love Montero and I’m psyched to see him succeeding early in his big league career.

          But let’s not let these 2 homers overshadow how badly we could use a pitcher of Halladay or Haren’s caliber (I’m leaving Greinke out of it because nobody knows if he could deal with NYC.) Hell, our #2 starter got bombed by Baltimore today.

          TL,DR: I’m happy that we have Montero but I’d have no problem moving him for the right pitcher.

          • BK2ATL

            Yes we need pitching, but how about we just promote our own pitchers from within? Let them pitch. Succeed or fail. We have a ton of MLB level talent ready to contribute, yet they never get the call. I’d have much rather seen Hector Noesi, Adam Warren or even Brackman called up, rather than Scott Proctor.

            I’m okay with not bringing Banuelos or Betances up just yet. However, if anything, what Nova has shown is that, given the chance, we have talented arms in the system who can contribute to the team.

            My thing is, rather than going after every big SP around MLB, how about we just grow our own???? I mean, given the chance, Ian Kennedy is becoming a big name. Ivan Nova is making a name for himself. While all of the hype was on Joba and Hughes, David Robertson has made a name for himself.

            We can figure out how to play Montero going forward, be it fulltime DH, but also out backup C and 1B, providing a defensive break for Martin and Tex periodically. I’m just happy to finally see him get the opportunity in pinstripes in the Bronx, and doing what everyone knew he was capable of doing.

            One last thing, other than Banuelos, do we even have any other LHP with promise in the pipeline? I know the pipeline is overwhelmingly righty-heavy. Just asking. You would think there’d be more, considering Yankee Stadium, and the fact that we’ve been deficient in that area since Stanton left.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      I’d still trade Montero for Halladay or Haren.

  • Monteroisdinero

    So how many players in baseball history hit their first two HR’s in the same game?

  • jon

    monteros OPS vs right handed pitching 2.100

  • Karl Krawfid

    Minny Miguel.

    Montero should have been up here months ago :(

    • JT

      He had an attitude problem and was bored in SWB. Why should the Yankees reward that type of behavior?

      /meme’d

    • Monteroisdinero

      there were 13M reasons why he wasn’t.

      /Posada’s dinero.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Can they get Jesus one more AB today?

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

    Troy Patton: The kid you hated in high school

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    DEEP TO LEFT!!

    • Orlando

      Kay had a Sterling moment

      • MikeD

        Yeah, and when Cano hit his grandslam, everyone knew it was out off the bat, but Kay was slightly casual at the start.

        He’s gotten much worse on his OF fly-ball calls, be they HRs or short (sometimes way short) of going out.

  • Dela G

    I heart montero

  • JB in Manhattan

    Yankees did OK without him, but now…

  • Jetrer

    Tex hits pop-up
    Michael Kay announces: “Deep to left”
    I thought Sterling was bad, but Kay’s got him beat this year

    • JT

      At least we can see it with our eyes while watching the YES broadcast. That guy Sterling gives me anxiety attacks.

      • Orlando

        LOL….That guy!!!

  • Orlando

    Monetro says: “I’m not Spencer!”

  • Orlando

    Montero says: “I’m not Spencer!”

  • JT

    Pshh.. Cano struck out on purpose cause he didn’t want Montero to get another at bat and one up his Grand Slam.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Montero getting ready for his closeup with Kim and Suzyn.

    Lucky guy.

  • http://twitter.com/johnSC2000 JohnnyC

    Looking forward to seeing Kontos. He’s had a very good year at AAA.

  • Orlando

    2007 flashback…..Scott Proctor!

  • pop up teixeira

    and the player of the game will be none other than the HOLY ONE, if the yankees win of course.

  • Karl Krawfid

    O’s hurt Mo more than the Red Sox btw.

    Kinda weird.

  • JB in Manhattan

    Mo also saves.

  • Cy Pettitte

    end this Mo. wtf?

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

    The magical strikezone

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

      THIS IS INSANE.

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

        HOLY SHIT

  • Monteroisdinero

    Bottom 10 in Toronto-no score.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Martin just doesn’t know how to elevate a pitch or anything.

    It’s really annoying.

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

      Wait… is this serious…

      • Karl Krawfid

        You don’t set up in the same spot over and over. He down and in or down and away. Watch Cervelli next time he catches Mo.

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

          Ha.

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

      Elevate a pitch and it might land over the fence.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      He elevated strike 2 to Hardy pretty damn nicely.

  • JT

    Mo is considering letting Montero end the game with a walk off.

    • JT

      Nix that. That double steal pissed God off.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    This isn’t good.

  • Erica

    What…

  • JB in Manhattan

    No Mo! End this!

  • jon

    what is happening

    did mo give his powers to jesus

  • Tyrion Lannister

    Shut it down already, Mo. Jesus, and I don’t mean Montero.

  • Cy Pettitte

    WWWMW part deux

  • MikeD

    Mo way off.

    Current course and speed, Jesus may need to bail out heavenly Mo.

  • MannyGeee

    Wait.. Wtf????

    Didn’t we already have WWWMW?

    No buenos Dias

  • boogie down

    Preserve the Yankees Classic…

  • Karl Krawfid

    Come on Martin call for a cutter up damn man.

  • Erica

    These O’s are irritating the hell out of me.

  • Mojo

    Just came around… What happened to Garcia? Should I be frightened and could it be indicative of future playoff performances?

    • The Big City of Dreams

      Today was a day for hitters

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Just hope it isn’t. I was never sold on him being the number two of this staff but as a number 4 we shouldn’t worry.

    • BK2ATL

      Just a very flat outing for both starters. Freddy should be fine.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Phew, alright.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Mo saves.

  • MannyGeee

    That……. Was dicey

  • JB in Manhattan

    Yesss!!! And I don’t mean the network.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Mo! and breath.

  • jon

    mo would not spoil his only sons day

  • Erica

    W!!!!!!!!!

  • ItsATarp

    BABIP hated mo this outing

  • BK2ATL

    Keep running Showalter. Mariano is just the best. Yanks win!!!

  • Dela G

    wooo!!! Yankees win! :D

  • MikeD

    Ugly game, yet there’s a pretty good chance years hence this will appear reguarly on YES’ Yankees Classics.

  • pat

    Now all we need is a walkoff in Toronto.

  • StanfordBen

    I’d like to thank Jesus for this victory.

    • MikeD

      Cano says Hi.

      • The Big City of Dreams

        Jesus started the rally.

  • JT

    He keeps thanking Mo. What a great father son relationship.

    • Frigidevil

      +1

  • Tyrion Lannister

    Win the ballgame, Bautista and put us up 3 in the loss column.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Jose Bautista vs Pap with 2 on.

    Come on Joey Bats.

    • BK2ATL

      I was pulling for Joey Bats too…

      He walked..

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        The whole crowd seemed to groan after he walked. Haha.

  • Tyrion Lannister

    Bases loaded two outs. Papelbum on the mound vs Lind for the ballgame.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Fuck you Adam Lind.

  • Tyrion Lannister

    Lind looked like a fool getting blown away 3 straight times.

    • Karl Krawfid

      3 pitches out of the zone also.

  • BK2ATL

    Adam fucking Lind strikes out to end the rally.

  • Zach

    The O’s have been a pain in the #@! to Mo this year. Two of his five blown saves have been against them.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Jesus Montero is the first 21-year-old to homer twice in one of his first five games since Manny Ramirez

    Minnie Manny Cabrera

  • Tyrion Lannister

    TORONTO WINS!!!!!!!!! WALK OFF HOME RUN!!!!! YANKS UP BY 3 GAMES!!!!

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

      Lawrie!

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Brett Mothafuckin’ Lawrie.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Brett fucking Lawrie

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I might have to reconsider my feelings about Brett Lawrie.

  • wilbo

    man i wish mlb.com would show the replay of montero’s 2nd homer, but for now i will be content with watching the replay of his 1st and getting goosebumps every time he comes out of the dugout for an encore!

    • Jimmy McNulty

      The archived game is up for .TV subscribers.

    • BK2ATL

      Just caught it on the MLB Network highlights.

  • alittleblackegg

    I know it’s really, really, early in his career, but Lawrie looks like a star in the making.

  • MikeD

    And the best young hitter in the AL East who was just called up has helped the Yankees to a three-game lead in the loss column today over the Red Sox.

    I’m talking about Brett Lawrie’s game-winning HR against the Sox!

    • BK2ATL

      You might be on the wrong site, esp. today. LOL!!!

  • Jimmy McNulty

    The Jays have some good players and the making of a good team: Lawrie, Yunel, Bautista, Rasmus, Arencibia…their pitching’s pretty legit too.

    • Monteroisdinero

      May they win their next two games. Sox lose and Beckett goes down the same day Jesus hits his first two. An enjoyable day.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Now that folks have seen Jesus give-soon you shall see him receive.

    He will do well in that as well.

  • Jonathan

    Does anyone have a link to Montero’s second homer

    • Karl Krawfid

      not uploaded yet.

    • Karl Krawfid

      It’s on Yesnetwork.com now.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Montero does have tremendous opposite field power but his power to all fields is impressive. I have seen him crush a few to deep left center that were breathtaking.

    Arod looked immobile today. Glad we have up and coming right-sided power to take over in 2014/15/16 etc.

    • Karl Krawfid

      Immobile? what?

      • Monteroisdinero

        Should have said his mobility looked decreased. He didn’t run well and his lateral movement fielding was poor.

  • Jesus Freak

    Praise the lord!