Sep
05

Game 139: Off their feet

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(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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592 Comments»

  1. jay h says:

    put swisher in for jones and you have the perfect lineup

    • Will says:

      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 says:

      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

  2. boogie down says:

    Damn, Gardy’s got ups.

  3. Countryclub says:

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

  4. Roland Deschain says:

    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.

  5. Jerome S. says:

    O’s + Yankees + 2011 = rain

    I mean, seriously.

  6. Xstar7 says:

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

  7. Tyrone Sharpton says:

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

  8. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  9. FIPster Doofus says:

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

    http://youtu.be/gRc6rSCcOIk

  10. Xstar7 says:

    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.

  11. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Jesus will hit his first homer today.

  12. Monteroisdinero says:

    3-1 Freddy needs to throw junk.

    don’t do that again.

  13. Greg says:

    He’s got to get ahead of those hitters.

  14. Sarah says:

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

  15. Greg says:

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

  16. Cy Pettitte says:

    MT25 set to crush

    90mph meatballs from Matusz look pretty hittable

  17. Sarah says:

    Oh yay. A good start.

  18. Xstar7 says:

    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

  19. Monteroisdinero says:

    You’re on the Mark, Texeira

  20. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Boom.

  21. bonestock94 says:

    Nice

  22. Total Dominication says:

    Boom.

  23. Sarah says:

    Love it.

  24. 28 this year says:

    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.

  25. Monteroisdinero says:

    ARod runs gingerly.

  26. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Enough singles, I want a home run damnit!

  27. Xstar7 says:

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

  28. Cy Pettitte says:

    walk Martin, Jesus slam.

  29. tom says:

    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?

  30. Greg says:

    Freddy’s leaving balls up early. Not good.

  31. Xstar7 says:

    Looks like it’s gonna be a slugfest.

  32. teddy says:

    yea garcia off speed stuff not sharp

  33. bonestock94 says:

    It’s gonna look like BP today

  34. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Good thing Matusz sucks.

  35. Xstar7 says:

    Cervelli would have made that play. Wait, what?

  36. Sarah says:

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

  37. Greg says:

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

  38. Mykey says:

    Freddy getting rocked at the moment.

  39. Roland Deschain says:

    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.

  40. bonestock94 says:

    Who’s the longman?

  41. teddy says:

    yanks giving up easy runs awful defense

  42. Karl Krawfid says:

    Take him out please.

  43. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Well at least Freddy has an excuse for sweating today.

  44. Roland Deschain says:

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

  45. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    We might see Pants today.

  46. wow says:

    cut this crap out.

  47. tom says:

    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.

  48. Jesse says:

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

    /Extremely small sample size’d

  49. Sarah says:

    Maybe Freddy needs another two weeks off…

  50. Jimm says:

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

  51. Greg says:

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

  52. teddy says:

    thats 4 run is unearned right

  53. Xstar7 says:

    Time to put a hurtin’ on Matusz.

  54. teddy says:

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

  55. Greg says:

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

  56. Jesse says:

    I wanna see an oppo double for Jesus

  57. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Jesus Walks

  58. teddy says:

    he scared of jesus

  59. Xstar7 says:

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

  60. Monteroisdinero says:

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

  61. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Really, Showalter is warming the bullpen?

    It’s the 2nd inning dude!

  62. Monteroisdinero says:

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

  63. teddy says:

    thats not even close

  64. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Ball 4 and a half.

  65. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    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.

  66. Jetrer says:

    shitty umps are shitty

  67. Monteroisdinero says:

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

    • bonestock94 says:

      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.

  68. teddy says:

    should be 5 to 3 with nobody out, stupid ump

  69. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

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

  70. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Hanging slider and a half.

  71. Xstar7 says:

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

  72. Monteroisdinero says:

    Montero needs a running coach-runs too straight up

  73. teddy says:

    should be 5 to 5

  74. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

  75. Xstar7 says:

    The Grandyman!

    Bad Brian Matusz is bad.

  76. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Curtis.

  77. The Big City of Dreams says:

    Rally started by the son of God

  78. Mike Axisa says:

    This one has 15-11 written all over it.

  79. Greg says:

    And Matusz is gone. Buck really wants this game.

  80. Monteroisdinero says:

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

  81. swishers fauxhawk says:

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

  82. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    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.

  83. well you know says:

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

  84. Monteroisdinero says:

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

  85. MUIDATS EEKNAY says:

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

  86. MikeD says:

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

  87. StanfordBen says:

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

  88. Chris says:

    A-rod loves elbow pads.

  89. Jesse says:

    Bases clearing double please.

  90. Roland Deschain says:

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

  91. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

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

  92. MUIDATS EEKNAY says:

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

  93. Jerome S. says:

    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.

  94. Karl Krawfid says:

    Damn what a bomb!

  95. Jetrer says:

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

  96. Greg says:

    Dontcha know!

  97. The Big City of Dreams says:

    The Prince of the City

  98. Roland Deschain says:

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

  99. JT says:

    yeah, i didnt see that coming…

    Not

  100. Mike Axisa says:

    So good. So so good.

  101. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    <3 Robbie.

  102. Michael Mirabella says:

    CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC YA!
    /Kay’d

  103. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Nails.

  104. Rich in NJ says:

    Ridiculous.

  105. Mike HC says:

    Our lineup is scary good and deep. Scary.

  106. BK2ATL says:

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

    Lock him up long-term tomorrow.

  107. Hall and Nokes says:

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

  108. Xstar7 says:

    Eat your heart out, Buck.

  109. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Suck it, Buck.

  110. Roland Deschain says:

    Look at Buck. He should just retire.

  111. MUIDATS EEKNAY says:

    Yeah that was pretty much a fait accompli

  112. Chris says:

    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?”

  113. Kevin says:

    Montero first jack…. calling it!

  114. Tyrion Lannister says:

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

  115. MikeD says:

    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.

  116. Erica says:

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

    LOVE IT.

  117. sin271096 says:

    jesus was bored after canos granny

  118. Karl Krawfid says:

    Could see he was sitting curve

  119. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    “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?’”

  120. JT says:

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

  121. Jerome S. says:

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

  122. teddy says:

    nice inning, ouch montero

  123. Esteban says:

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

  124. Chris says:

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

  125. Xstar7 says:

    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.

  126. MUIDATS EEKNAY says:

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

  127. boogie down says:

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

  128. Greg says:

    Get him out. He’s leaving pitches up.

  129. Jetrer says:

    bullpen time. Freddy’s got nothing today.

  130. MikeD says:

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

  131. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

  132. Karl Krawfid says:

    Take em out!

  133. blaflbewwy says:

    garcia doesnt have it today… take him out.

  134. Jerome S. says:

    This game is gonna have a football score.

  135. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Freddy is ruining Jack Curry’s UZR report.

  136. Karl Krawfid says:

    Yes proctor

  137. Tyrion Lannister says:

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

  138. Monteroisdinero says:

    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….

  139. Bavarian Yankee says:

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

  140. Mike Axisa says:

    Oh snap, Beckett’s hurt.

  141. Mike HC says:

    Did I hear right!!!

    Scott Proctor???

    Get the f out of here, ha

  142. Tyrion Lannister says:

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

  143. Karl Krawfid says:

    Off a brand name!

  144. teddy says:

    that jesus k is looming large now

  145. Naved says:

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

  146. Xstar7 says:

    Proctor gets the job done.

  147. BK2ATL says:

    Sweaty Freddie just didn’t have it.

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

  148. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

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

  149. CBean says:

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

  150. Karl Krawfid says:

    Josh Beckett just got injured

  151. teddy says:

    jeter killed that ball

  152. Monteroisdinero says:

    Jeter is vintage 2009 now.

    Was Minka really worth it?

    he got laid and the Yanks got screwed.

    • MikeD says:

      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!

  153. Tyrion Lannister says:

    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.

    • Jerome S. says:

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

    • MikeD says:

      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!

  154. Greg says:

    Needed to score more runs. I dont trust Procter.

  155. StanfordBen says:

    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.

  156. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

  157. Greg says:

    Mike Mussina

    • MikeD says:

      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.

  158. Rainbow Pinstripes says:

    Oh Moose, I miss you.

  159. boogie down says:

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

  160. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Is Kay seriously defending Torre?

  161. NHYankeesFan says:

    That was Proctorific

  162. MikeD says:

    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.

  163. StanfordBen says:

    “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 says:

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

    • Monteroisdinero says:

      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.

  164. Karl Krawfid says:

    lol Proctor left Swish hangin’

  165. Monteroisdinero says:

    Good inning by DoctorProctor.

  166. Monteroisdinero says:

    ARod cannot run.

  167. Greg says:

    Need more runs.

  168. cuponoodles says:

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

    • MannyGeee says:

      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

  169. Esteban says:

    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.

  170. CMP says:

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

    Gotta love expanded roster baseball.

  171. boogie down says:

    Ankle sprain for Beckett.

  172. boogie down says:

    This is a straight up Ughfest.

  173. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Andino? come on…

  174. Greg says:

    Had to score more runs

  175. Champagne_whores says:

    This just in Proctor still suxity

  176. ItsATarp says:

    Nice moves girardi…wait no

    • Greg says:

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

      • ItsATarp says:

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

        • Greg says:

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

          • ItsATarp says:

            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 says:

          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

  177. pop up teixeira says:

    I had a strong feeling that Andino was gonna do that

  178. Jerome S. says:

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

  179. Monteroisdinero says:

    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.

  180. Champagne_whores says:

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

  181. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    He Has Risen

  182. Jetrer says:

    Jesus saves!!!!!

  183. Tyrion Lannister says:

    HOME RUN JESUS!!!!!!

  184. Erica says:

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

  185. mbonzo says:

    MONTY! Quick whats Sterlings call?

  186. MannyGeee says:

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

  187. Mike Axisa says:

    Jesus Montero knows how to count to ten.

  188. BK2ATL says:

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

  189. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Jesus hits one to heaven

  190. Champagne_whores says:

    Jesus saves :)

  191. boogie down says:

    Jesus, I have seen the light!!

    Anyone know what Sterling said??

  192. bonestock94 says:

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

  193. pop up teixeira says:

    hell yea!!

  194. ItsATarp says:

    More of those to come!

  195. Grandy says:

    TEH POWER

  196. JT says:

    Thats mah boy

  197. Cuso says:

    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.

  198. Karl Krawfid says:

    Montero! What did sterling say?

  199. MikeD says:

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

    • Monteroisdinero says:

      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!!!!!

  200. CBean says:

    Go baby Jesus!

  201. Greg says:

    Damn that was deep the other way

  202. Matty Ice says:

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

  203. Mike Axisa says:

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

  204. MannyGeee says:

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

    Only 755 go Jesus.

  205. DERP says:

    Nice work Montero.

  206. Hall and Nokes says:

    Jesus Rakes

  207. Karl Krawfid says:

    Jesus Is loose?

    That sucks.

  208. Monteroisdinero says:

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

    Jesus will.

  209. MannyGeee says:

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

  210. teddy says:

    what a shot by jesus

  211. Rainbow Pinstripes says:

    My life is now complete.

  212. Dennis says:

    First of many, congratulations Jesus.

  213. Brandon says:

    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.

  214. JB in Manhattan says:

    Jesus Crushed!

  215. The Big City of Dreams says:

    Smh fuck I missed his hr

  216. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Aaron Laffey is gonna ruin it for Jesus.

  217. Zach says:

    get him out of there!!!!

  218. Monteroisdinero says:

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

  219. Greg says:

    Here comes Ayala

  220. Monteroisdinero says:

    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?

  221. Xstar7 says:

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

  222. Brandon says:

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

  223. JB in Manhattan says:

    Ay-Ay-Ayalla!

  224. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    I still can’t trust Ayala.

  225. JobaWockeeZ says:

    I FUCKING MISSED JESUS’ FIRST HOME RUN.

  226. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Up and in to Tex

    Did he clap after his first inning homer or something?

  227. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  228. teddy says:

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

  229. tom says:

    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.

  230. teddy says:

    another bb can’t afford those

  231. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Beautiful turn

  232. tom says:

    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.

  233. teddy says:

    beauty dp, roberston and mo time

  234. Cy Pettitte says:

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

    fml.

  235. teddy says:

    not pinch hitting here

  236. Tyrion Lannister says:

    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.

  237. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  238. MikeD says:

    Wonder Boy bat breaks.

  239. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    He did it again!

  240. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  241. Cy Pettitte says:

    JESUS OH MY GOD!

  242. Tyrion Lannister says:

    SHE’S GONE!!!!!!!! JESUS!!!!!!!!!

  243. Jetrer says:

    Holy Jesus!!!!!

  244. Xstar7 says:

    Holy Shit! Jesus es en fuego!

  245. mbonzo says:

    HOLY SHIT MONTERO

  246. Greg says:

    Jesus has risen!

  247. MannyGeee says:

    Oh come on…. Montero has fucking arrived.

  248. teddy says:

    HOLY FUCK!!!!!!!

  249. The Big City of Dreams says:

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  250. Kevin G. says:

    HALLELUJAH

  251. Monteroisdinero says:

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

  252. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    This game is officially awesome.

    (as if it already wasn’t)

  253. Esteban says:

    So good! So good!

  254. blaflbewwy says:

    monstero

  255. Kostas says:

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

  256. JB in Manhattan says:

    Sweet Jesus!!!!!!

  257. tom says:

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

  258. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  259. pop up teixeira says:

    lmao jim johnson consider yourself OWNED

  260. JT says:

    Thats mah boy!!!

  261. wow says:

    well now he’s just bored.

  262. Jedile says:

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

  263. JobaWockeeZ says:

    If this guy is traded I will cry for months.

  264. tom says:

    Can’t hit righties that well….

  265. Xstar7 says:

    And those aren’t cheapies folks.

  266. Tyrion Lannister says:

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

  267. boogie down says:

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

  268. well you know says:

    Gonna need a bigger stadium.

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

  270. bonestock94 says:

    Hahahahaaha what a beast

  271. Monteroisdinero says:

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

    or Tex?

  272. JT says:

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

  273. Dennis says:

    Finally not bored.

  274. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Jesus to playoff roster. Fuck SSS in this case.

  275. Klemy says:

    Apparently Jesus hates when someone breaks his bat. Sweeet.

  276. mike c says:

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

  277. Monteroisdinero says:

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

  278. Tyrion Lannister says:

    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 says:

      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.

  279. Frank says:

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

  280. JB in Manhattan says:

    Wonder: Does Jesus shave?

  281. Cuso says:

    Je-SUS…is on the LOOSE!!

  282. DZ says:

    HE HAS RISEN!!!

  283. Monteroisdinero says:

    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.

  284. Brandon says:

    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

  285. Erica says:

    Jesus makes the sun come out from behind the clouds.

  286. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Haha Markakis

  287. jon says:

    just like they planned it

  288. Mike Axisa says:

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

  289. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Flanny thinks that Markaikis was safe.

  290. Monteroisdinero says:

    Golson please?

    Golson>>>>>>Dickerson

  291. Red "The Strawman" Herring says:

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

  292. BK2ATL says:

    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 says:

      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.

    • Red "The Strawman" Herring says:

      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 says:

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

      • BK2ATL says:

        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 says:

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

      Priceless.

    • Jerome S. says:

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

      • JT says:

        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.

        • Jerome S. says:

          Yeah… no. Facts > bullshit.

        • AaronGuielWithASmile says:

          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 says:

            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 says:

      I’d still trade Montero for Halladay or Haren.

  293. Monteroisdinero says:

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

  294. jon says:

    monteros OPS vs right handed pitching 2.100

  295. Karl Krawfid says:

    Minny Miguel.

    Montero should have been up here months ago :(

  296. Cy Pettitte says:

    Can they get Jesus one more AB today?

  297. Jerome S. says:

    Troy Patton: The kid you hated in high school

  298. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    DEEP TO LEFT!!

    • Orlando says:

      Kay had a Sterling moment

      • MikeD says:

        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.

  299. Dela G says:

    I heart montero

  300. JB in Manhattan says:

    Yankees did OK without him, but now…

  301. Jetrer says:

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

  302. Orlando says:

    Monetro says: “I’m not Spencer!”

  303. Orlando says:

    Montero says: “I’m not Spencer!”

  304. JT says:

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

  305. Monteroisdinero says:

    Montero getting ready for his closeup with Kim and Suzyn.

    Lucky guy.

  306. JohnnyC says:

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

  307. Orlando says:

    2007 flashback…..Scott Proctor!

  308. pop up teixeira says:

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

  309. Karl Krawfid says:

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

    Kinda weird.

  310. JB in Manhattan says:

    Mo also saves.

  311. Cy Pettitte says:

    end this Mo. wtf?

  312. Jerome S. says:

    The magical strikezone

  313. Monteroisdinero says:

    Bottom 10 in Toronto-no score.

  314. Karl Krawfid says:

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

    It’s really annoying.

  315. JT says:

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

  316. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    This isn’t good.

  317. JB in Manhattan says:

    No Mo! End this!

  318. jon says:

    what is happening

    did mo give his powers to jesus

  319. Tyrion Lannister says:

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

  320. Cy Pettitte says:

    WWWMW part deux

  321. MikeD says:

    Mo way off.

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

  322. MannyGeee says:

    Wait.. Wtf????

    Didn’t we already have WWWMW?

    No buenos Dias

  323. boogie down says:

    Preserve the Yankees Classic…

  324. Karl Krawfid says:

    Come on Martin call for a cutter up damn man.

  325. Erica says:

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

  326. Mojo says:

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

  327. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Phew, alright.

  328. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Mo saves.

  329. MannyGeee says:

    That……. Was dicey

  330. JB in Manhattan says:

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

  331. Cy Pettitte says:

    Mo! and breath.

  332. jon says:

    mo would not spoil his only sons day

  333. Erica says:

    W!!!!!!!!!

  334. ItsATarp says:

    BABIP hated mo this outing

  335. BK2ATL says:

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

  336. Dela G says:

    wooo!!! Yankees win! :D

  337. MikeD says:

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

  338. pat says:

    Now all we need is a walkoff in Toronto.

  339. StanfordBen says:

    I’d like to thank Jesus for this victory.

  340. JT says:

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

  341. Tyrion Lannister says:

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

  342. Karl Krawfid says:

    Jose Bautista vs Pap with 2 on.

    Come on Joey Bats.

  343. Tyrion Lannister says:

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

  344. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Fuck you Adam Lind.

  345. Tyrion Lannister says:

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

  346. BK2ATL says:

    Adam fucking Lind strikes out to end the rally.

  347. Zach says:

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

  348. Karl Krawfid says:

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

    Minnie Manny Cabrera

  349. Tyrion Lannister says:

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

  350. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Brett Mothafuckin’ Lawrie.

  351. Karl Krawfid says:

    Brett fucking Lawrie

  352. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    I might have to reconsider my feelings about Brett Lawrie.

  353. wilbo says:

    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!

  354. alittleblackegg says:

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

  355. MikeD says:

    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!

  356. Jimmy McNulty says:

    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 says:

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

  357. Monteroisdinero says:

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

    He will do well in that as well.

  358. Jonathan says:

    Does anyone have a link to Montero’s second homer

  359. Monteroisdinero says:

    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.

  360. Jesus Freak says:

    Praise the lord!

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