Sep
06

Game 140: Hometown Hero (UPDATE: 11pm first pitch)

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They love Jesus Montero here in New York, and they also love him back home in Venezuela. The Yankees wunderkind made the front covers of at least three hometown papers (here’s the third) after yesterday’s two-homer effort, so he’s kind of a big deal back home. As for the homerun balls, Montero did get them back and all it cost were three signed balls. The first guy got one signed by Montero and one signed by the entire infield, the second guy just one from Montero. Not a bad deal.

Anyway, it’s pouring in New York and has been all day. It’s supposed to all night as well, but because of the lack of schedule remaining, the Yankees and Orioles are going to wait this sucker out. Joe Girardi said in his pregame press conference that it’s supposed to lighten up at some point, but I’ll believe it when I see it. Good thing they have a bunch of September call-ups lying around to soak up some innings, pun intended. Here’s the lineup, should they actually play…

Brett Gardner, LF
Derek Jeter, SS
Curtis Granderson, CF
Mark Teixeira, 1B
Robinson Cano, 2B
Nick Swisher, RF
Eric Chavez, 3B
Jorge Posada, DH
Frankie Cervelli, C

Phil Hughes, SP

First pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm ET, but that’s not going to happen. If/when the game does begin, you’ll be able to watch on YES. Until then, talk about whatever you want in comments.

Update: First pitch is scheduled for 11pm ET. Oh yeah.

(h/t Gustavo for the links to the Venezuelan papers)

Categories : Game Threads
  • Zanath

    I hear it’s supposed to rain in Baltimore on Thursday. Let’s hope we can at least get one of these games in. When else could we make them up? After the season is over I guess?

  • Will

    No way they play this game today. Its going to be raining heavily all night. What are they going to start the game at 3:00AM?

  • Jason

    No Jesus?

    • Monteroisdinero

      No Jesus-no temper tantrum.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    This is why Yankee Stadium needs a roof!

    /hopingyoucanpickuponthesarcasm

    • LiterallyFigurative

      I picked up the sarcasm, but I think they should have built a retractable roof stadium, especially if you paid a Billy + for it. Jerry Jones built Cowboys Stadium for practically the same cost.

      • Jesus Freak

        everything in new york is more expensive.

        the new Meadowlands stadium cost $1.6 billion without a roof vs. 1.3 for Cowboy stadium with it’s fancy retractable roof and super video screens.

        • LiterallyFigurative

          We need to look into the corruption of construction costs and bidding. The workers and materials didn’t cost $300 million dollars more, I tell you that much……

          • Sarah

            Real estate in the Bronx costs way more than the dumpy ass real estate Cowboys Stadium is built on here in Arlington. I can tell you it is in the crummiest part of town, full of seedy motels and used car dealerships.

            Also, realistically, labor is way cheaper in Texas. Everything costs less here.

          • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

            I fell asleep for awhile. When I woke up I listened to the last 2 half innings and Sterling never gave the score. Fucking A.

        • LiterallyFigurative

          Met Life Stadium looks like the box they shipped Cowboys Stadium in.

          • Pat D

            I refuse to call it that.

            Just because.

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

    No Montero in the lineup? Laaaaaaaame. I know Tommy Hunter is a righty, but Jesus hit two oppo bombs off of a pretty decent right handed reliever yesterday in Jim Johnson.

    • Jedile

      The heavens are crying for Jesus isn’t in the lineup!

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

        It’s the only explanation for all these rainouts. Before it was because Montero wasn’t called up sooner, and now it’s because he isn’t playing everyday.

        /addictedtoJesus

        • LiterallyFigurative

          I think that’s the only plausible explanation around…..

  • teddy

    if jesus was in the lineup, the game would start on time

    • Guest

      I smell a meme…

  • Levi

    Totally off topic: I’m looking for a new baseball book to read about the history/early days of the game. I’ve already read Bill James’ “Abstract”, and I’ve been told John Thorn is a good place to start. Thoughts/recommendations?

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

      Heroes of Baseball by Robert Lipsyte is a nice, crisp little summary of baseball’s origins to today.

    • Dan

      If you are looking for a comprehensive history that is really start to finish (93 is when the book was published I believe) “Lords of the Realm” is the best non-baseball Baseball book I have ever read. Its about the history of the major leagues, Owners, and the players union. Quality Quality read

    • James

      The Glory of Their Times by Lawrence Ritter is one of the best, a classic. It’s a series of interviews by the author. Some of the bios include greats like Rube Marquard, Sam Crawford, Joe Wood, Goose Goslin and Paul Waner.

      Fascinating, fascinating stuff. A book that should be read by anyone interested in baseball history. You won’t be disappointed, trust me.

      • Tom

        Absolutely true. A magnificent book.

    • whozat

      I just read “As They See It,” which is about umps and umpiring, and there’s a lot about baseball history in there, viewed through the lens of umpires and their relationships with the various organizational entities that have run MLB over the last hundred years. It wasn’t a great read (like, it wasn’t really structured around a narrative to keep you turning pages), but there was a lot of interesting content in there.

    • MikeD

      Baseball in the Garden of Eden by John Thorn, just published at the start of this baseball season. It’s about the formation and early days of baseball.

  • gc

    Hey, does anyone know how the Yanks are doing in the Dayn Perry “Secret Sauce” meter against the other probable playoff contenders?

  • Anthony

    Anyone know a good book to follow Moneyball? I’m thinking maybe Tom Tango’s “The Book: Playing The Percentages In Baseball”

    • Levi

      That’s a good one if you’re looking to get into game theory. If you’re looking for a general summation of sabermetrics and their development, check out “Baseball Between the Numbers”. That’s what I read right after Moneyball at least.

      • Tom O

        I’ll second that recommendation. Great read, it goes into basically every key statistics discussion in a very easily readable style.

    • Mike HC

      The Blind Side

      ha

  • pat

    Wonder how Jorge feels about the pity start.

    • mustang

      I’m sure ok he has his rings to comfort him.

  • Pants Lendelton

    If the Yankees don’t play at least I’ll be able to view Strasburgh’s start tonight.

  • Tyrion Lannister

    So if we can’t play tonight there will just be a DH tomorrow? That’s really the only time you can make it up.

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

      Never. Doubleheaders are disrespectful for Mike Flanagan.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Watching Lestuh against the Jays. Await the report on Beckett

  • dkidd

    a poster in an earlier thread made an argument that jesus is not eligible for the post-season

    true?

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      He’s eligible because he was in the organization before August 31, and there’s lots of 60 day DL spots that can be replaced, if that makes sense.

    • Levi

      Due to the rule with the DL, they’d be able to get him on the postseason roster if they want to even though he wasn’t on the 40-man before September.

    • Mike HC

      He isn’t eligible. But can be made eligible later on.

  • Karl Krawfid

    doubles on a pop up to short stop?

    lol

    • whozat

      The other day at the pirates/cubs game I saw a guy double on a ground ball to SS. He beat the throw at 1B, and no one had gone to cover the 2B bag, so he just kept going.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Phil Phuckin’ Hughes

    Well, so much for the back to back shutouts Phor the Blue Jays…

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

      Those motherPHuckers….

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    God damnit Blue Jays…

    • Brian S.

      As long as they tee off against Miller and Wakefield the next two days I won’t be too upset. This was Lester day anyways.

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

    The YES booth is trying to make a case for the Rays winning the wildcard. Meanwhile James Shields gives up a monster shot to Ian Kinsler and the Red Sox are leading the Red Sox 3-0……

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

      *Red Spx are leading the Blue Jays

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

        These typos are killing me…

        • The Big City of Dreams

          I know how you feel.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      And now they’ve crowned the Phillies as champions.

    • Cy Pettitte

      FYI, it’s Niemann not Shields

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

        My bad. Forgetting to proofread is a bitch.

    • Rainbow Connection

      Shields pitched a complete game yesterday. 1 R, 4 H.

    • Tyrion Lannister

      Kay’s an idiot. He doesn’t understand basic math. His co-host on his radio show was trying to explain to him that the Sox still play the Os 7 times so they should be able to go at least .500 which means the Rays would have to go 18-3 to tie the Sox for the WC. The Rays play the Sox 7 times, Yanks 7 times, Rangers 3 times. It’s just not gonna happen.

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

        Obviously. I’ve never heard his radio show. But I can’t imagine it’s much better than what we’ve heard from him in the booth.

        • boogie down

          Worse. He has free rein and he’s tacitly, if not explicitly, encouraged to bluster. After all, controversy generates ratings.

          I feel bad for Don La Greca (his co-host), who’s FAR better and actually can carry the show in a pleasant and funny manner, as he does with Greg Buttle when Kay is off.

  • Mike HC

    Listening to Kay during the rain delay, and he is railing against people who say “complete games don’t matter anymore.”

    Who the hell has ever said that?

    • The Big City of Dreams

      Kay seems like the type of guy that puts random topics into a hat, wakes up in the morning, blindly picks one and says I’m going to bitch about this today.

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

    They’re all wrong. Jesus will be the one to bless the Yankees with their 200th home run.

  • Guns of the Navarone

    Holy Strasburg. This kid doesn’t seem to have missed a beat. He’s living at 97, 98.

  • Guest

    Strasburg = thrilling Just can’t miss.

    The funny thing is, he is at his best, Verlander. People recognize Verlander’s greatness, but he doesn’t seem to get the buzz Strasburg does, even though Strasburg’s best case scenario is essentially Verlander.

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

      I think Strasburg’s best case > Verlander. Verlander has three swing-and-miss pitches, Strasburg has four.

      • Guest

        That would be something to see. I hope you are right, because then each of his starts would become an event. Might help to bring baseball back to one of the east coast’s major cities…

      • LiterallyFigurative

        So Strasburg, best case is unhittable, sub 2.00 ERA (esp in NL)

    • YankeesJunkie

      Starsburg has a better second pitch than Verlander and his upside is a little bit more than what Verlander is.

      • The Big City of Dreams

        Which is scary when you think about it.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Holy fuck Blue Jays getting hammered.

  • LiterallyFigurative

    “And on the 6th day, the manager sat Jesus. Then, the flooding rains came to overtake the land.”

  • Nogomo

    Watching Blue Jays/Sox game. Toronto’s pitcher is hopeless. It’s gonna be a slaughter. No hope for a Sox loss tonight, lads and lassies. This rain seems relentless too, so a DH tomorrow seems guaranteed.

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

      Mike Flanagan is rolling in his grave just at the thought.

      • Rainbow Connection

        I wish Sterling would pull a ‘Flanagan’.

        • jay h

          that might be a little bit too far

  • Monteroisdinero

    A Strasburg/Montero battery would be very nice.

    • Karl Krawfid

      Yeah. Strasburg shutting down that 8th inning.

      • YankeesJunkie

        /head explodes

      • LiterallyFigurative

        DRob in the 9th?

      • MannyGeee

        Best 7th inning guy everrrrrrr!!!!

  • LiterallyFigurative

    While Jesus sits, the Messiah (Strasburg) makes his return.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    If Buccholz is ready to pitch in the playoffs, do you really think they’ll pitch him? I mean, you have no idea how he’ll perform, and the playoffs really aren’t the place to test that…

    • YankeesJunkie

      True, but I’d rather have Buccholz than Wakefield or Lackey starting a game.

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

        Tim Wakefield has 199 career WEENZ. That’s more than Roy Halladay.

        Time Wakefield > Roy Halladay

        • YankeesJunkie

          Fact!

        • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Phil Phuckin’ Hughes

          That’s more than CC!

          Wakefield>CC+Halladay

    • LiterallyFigurative

      Grit will overtake rust….

    • Brian S.

      Is he really going to be back for the playoffs?

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        That’s what NESN says.

        • Brian S.

          That’s not good.

          • boogie down

            For whom? Us or them?

            • Brian S.

              Everybody. Anything good for Boston is bad for humanity.

    • Kiersten

      He’ll have to pitch in place of Beckett.

      *crosses fingers*

  • Monteroisdinero

    Every Dodger is swinging at Strasburg’s first pitch.

    Nobody wants to fall behind and they are all sittin’ fastball but still most can’t square it.

  • Cy Pettitte

    damn this Jays pitch is just terrible.

    • Cy Pettitte

      pitcher*

      • Chip

        His stuff would play up in the pen, to the 8th!!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Jeez…8-0 sox…

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    Any chance there is a game tonight?

    • Greg

      I doubt it. Its been raining all day.

    • Kiersten

      According to the radar on weather.com, there’s a window at 11:00. Not sure how long the window is though or if it will actually happen.

  • Tom Zig

    A signed baseball by Tex, Cano, Jeter, and Arod? Nice. Two sure-fire hall of famers and two others on a HOF level track.

    • http://deleted Total Dominication

      I doubt Tex is HOF.

      • DCBX

        Really? The other players to go 30/100 8+ times in the last 10 years are Pujols and A-Rod.

        If he can stay at this level for 5-6 more years, sounds like a HOF to me.

  • Avi

    To have Posada in the lineup over Montero is CRIMINAL.

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

      It looks like the game probably isn’t going to be played anyway so…

  • Cy Pettitte

    how long are they gonna wait until they call this? haven’t seen any updates in the last hour.

  • Pants Lendelton

    And now … A mass exodus of fans from the Nats game now that Strasburgh’s start is over.

    • Greg

      Why? His pitch count was 70. He should be able to go another inning.

      • Greg

        His limited pitch count was 70, is what I meant.

        • The Humungus

          The Nats announcers said it was 60 and he’s in the mid 50’s.

  • dw

    it’s stopped raining in philly, they’re starting in a few minutes. Maybe this patch will head north?

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    The Sox will score 20 tonight.

    • Greg

      Marco Scutaro 4-4 with 3 doubles. Guess he doesnt only hurt us.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Don Orsillo just called the Brewers the Bruins.

  • toad

    Since it’s an open thread, more or less, let me introduce a suggestion with respect to the post-season. Suppose we made the following changes to the current system:

    1. Wild card plays the division champion with the best record, even if that team is in the same division as the WC.

    2. Wild card has to win 4 out 5, not 3 out of 5, to advance.

    Consider:

    1. In cases like AL East, division race becomes brutally important.
    2. In many other circumstances the race to have the best W-L in the league becomes very important, even if the division championships and the WC are locked up early.

    Is this unfair to the WC? I don’t think so. I’m old enough to remember when the “post-season” was the World Series. Finish one game out of first place and you go home at season’s end. Why is this worse?

    Baseball should, IMO, be looking for ways to make the regular season count. Otherwise you have an NBA-like “season” of what are close to being exhibition games. This would help.

    Opinions?

    • David N

      Interesting suggestions, but I don’t care for either of them.

      1) Intra-division play happens too much as it is (I’d like to see them go back to a balanced schedule). There’s no need to have the first round of the playoffs be another Yankees/Red Sox series (which is what it really boils down to when we’re talking about wild card vs. division winner). For one thing, more likely than not those are going to be the two best teams, and you want to have the LCS be where that series happens. For another, the way the season is set up, you’ve got intra-division games right at the end of the schedule, and it would kind of suck to have (taking this year as an example) a Red Sox series ending on Sunday, and then another Red Sox series (the LDS) starting five days later after a brief visit to Tampa. I remember two years ago when then NFL had a couple of games the last week of the season that were going to be repeated a week later in the playoffs – kind of took away some of the build-up for the playoffs to have just played the same team. I’d hate for the same thing to happen in baseball, and since you want some division games at the end to make things interesting, it’s probably best not to tempt fate.

      2) By making the wild card win 4, you’re essentially making the division winner win only 2. It is a significant penalty to the wild card team, which isn’t bad, but if you compare it to the idea of having a second wild card with a one-game play-in, it doesn’t generate as much interest among various fanbases. Basically, it would still just be the Yankees and Red Sox who cared – nobody else would have a shot. But if you had a second Wild Card team, now you’ve got Tampa and Anaheim caring as well. It would give those teams a reason to push down the stretch also, which is good for the game. But it can only happen if the schedules are balanced – you can’t make the Yankees play so many games against the best division in baseball and penalize them for winning 93 games instead of 94 by putting them on even footing with a team like Anaheim who can only manage winning 88 while playing a lot of games against a much weaker division.

  • wow

    I think all this rain is Baltimore’s way of getting back to playing “October Baseball”

  • CMP

    For those of you that haven’t seen this, interesting article about the limitations of WAR as a statistic.

    http://itsaboutthemoney.net/ar.....e-new-rbi/

    • Mister Delaware

      That’s a really good article.

      • BK2ATL

        +1. I really gotta agree with the writer on this. I’ve always had an issue with these advanced stats becoming the new “bible.” They are certainly helpful in adding to the discussion, but some just don’t make any sense, no matter how you defend it.

        A few things, amongst many, jumped out at me…

        “Dustin Pedroia has a real shot at his second MVP, despite the fact that his “traditionals” (.309 AVG, 85 R, 18 HR, 74 RBI, 25 SB) are basically the same as Melky Cabrera‘s (.303, 83, 17, 79, 17).”

        “The 2010 Giants and their 40.7 FB% led the majors in outfield UZR by a substantial margin (40.7 to 31.6), despite the fact that they gave more than 1100 innings to Pat Burrell and Aubrey Huff, lead-footed former DHs who nonetheless somehow finished with positive UZRs for the season.”

        “The 2007 Cubs had an exceptional 44.3 OF UZR in a season where they handed most of the innings to Alfonso Soriano, Jacque Jones, and Cliff Floyd, all of whom substantially outperformed their career numbers with some help from a Chicago staff that sent 40.6% of batted balls in their direction.

        On the other side, the ’05 Cardinals, despite featuring some premier outfield talent in Jim Edmonds, Larry Walker, Reggie Sanders, and So Taguchi, finished with a -6.1 OF UZR, thanks to a pitching staff that put only 29.7% of batted balls in the air.”

  • Pat D

    Stuck at work.

    Any updates as to possible start times? LoHud said still in holding pattern.

  • Cy Pettitte

    If they do play tonight, what are the chances Jesus is the DH because it’s past Jorge’s bed time?

  • chris

    what the heck is going on?

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

    At least the Rays lost, now our magic number is down to 13.

  • Cuso

    On BB2N, Ravech was in the FanCave and said that Showalter just relayed an 11pm start time.

    Sounds like fourth-hand information, but it’s an “update” at least.

  • mbonzo

    This rain is disrespectful to Wally’s memory?

    /amIShowalteringitright

  • MikeD

    Midnight start time?

    Anyone up for baseball at 3am?

    • Jesus Freak

      I actually like Midnight Baseball.

      At night, instead of watching Letterman or Conan, I chill out watching one of the west coast games on the MLB package.

    • David N

      Eh, it’ll be just like a west coast game. Except for the 1pm start tomorrow. Might as well send the AAA guys home tonight and tell them to get some rest since they’ll be starting tomorrow.

  • MikeD

    Do you think if I just showed up at the gate they’d let me in for free if I promise to buy hotdogs and beer…err, hot chocolate.

  • bonestock94

    lol I think they’re gonna play…

    Day game tomorrow btw

    • MikeD

      Ha. I think it’s supposed to rain heaver tomorrow too, so the day game will probably be a night game.

      Tonight’s game will turn out to be tomorrow’s day game, current course and speed.

  • Cy Pettitte
  • Cuso

    Schilling makes me wanna puke

  • Jesus Freak

    Midnight Baseball.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I sure hope this doesn’t end up like that Nationals game…

  • Sarah

    Are they serious with an 11 pm first pitch? That’s…interesting. I hope the players took a nap during this rain delay and are now guzzling Red Bull.

    • Jesus Freak

      They did this in 2007 versus Detroit.

      Game started at 11:06 on a Friday night and the game went 11 innings and lasted 4 hours and 24 minutes.

      http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/re.....38;prov=ap

      • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Phil Phuckin’ Hughes

        I remember that game.

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

    3 a.m. baseball all day, errrr day.

  • Brian S.

    They will reschedule tomorrow’s game for the evening won’t they?

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      They have to.

      • Sarah

        They have to, as in, it’s required, or as in, any sane person would conclude that a game starting the day after an 11 pm start time and ending circa 2 am requires an evening start so everyone can get some sleep?

        • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

          Nothing is forcing them to. It’s just the sane thing to do.

          • Sarah

            Agreed. But sanity would also preclude an 11pm first pitch, or would have concluded the O’s should’ve agreed to that DH before Irene…

            • David N

              Sanity is disrespectful to Mike Flanagan.

              • Sarah

                Obviously.

                Does it also disrespect Flanny to play in the middle of the night?

            • Hall and Nokes

              It needs to not rain all the time. That’s what it needs to do.

              • Sarah

                Since I live in Texas where it’s been 100+ for 3 months, we would like some of NY’s rain. Please send it on down. We need it badly.

                • David N

                  Who knew that when Texas missed out on Cliff Lee, they’d miss out on Tropical Storm Lee as well?

                  In all seriousness, though, I’ve spent a fair amount of time in that part of the country of late, and it was like an oven every single day. It sucks, and I hope you guys can get some relief soon (if only because I’ll be back in a few weeks, and I don’t want to feel 100+ again).

                  • Sarah

                    We caught a break this weekend. It finally cooled off below 100, and yesterday I don’t think it made it to 90. Was amazing.

                    It will undoubtedly heat back up before too long but hopefully the 100 plus weather is in the past.

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

                  I was around the Dallas area last month, and it was BRUTALLY hot.

  • steve (different one)

    Think the Yanks are trying to stick it to the Orioles for not rescheduling the DH last weekend?

    • MikeD

      That would be nice, but it’s not the Yankees call this time around, from what I understand.

      MLB making this call and based on the packed schedule in September, they’re going to the matt on this one.

      • Jesus Freak

        Where did you hear this?

      • radnom

        Besides – how many other options do they have? At some point some of these games have got to be played.

    • BK2ATL

      Damn right they are. And I can’t say that I blame them.

  • Kibbitty

    Watching those strasburg highlights…

    I have never seen a curveball that sharp in my life. granted I’m only 24.

    • Jesus Freak

      Watch Koufax’s bender at the 26 second mark

      http://youtu.be/fK7bocrVDMs

      • Kibbitty

        not a fan of the angle, but it looks absurd

  • JobaWockeeZ

    The only way I watch the whole thing is if Jesus gets put in.

  • Cy Pettitte

    this is a Marins-esque crowd at the stadium

    • Cy Pettitte

      Marlins*

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Phil Phuckin’ Hughes

      Not surprising given the circumstances.

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    any real chance of this game getting played tonight?

  • Joe

    Just wondering why people feel Kevin Russo is not a major league player? Through 6 minor league seasons Russo has a .287/.348/.382 and spent 3 of the 6 seasons at AAA. Eduardo Nunez through 6 Minor league seasons has .274/.318/.369. Nunez has commited more errors (by far) Nunez has more HR 30-17. Also Nunez only spent 1 season at AAA. Please tell me. Thanks

    • Mister Delaware

      Nunez plays SS.

      • FIPster Doofus

        Not to mention that Russo is 27, Nunez 24.

    • Joe

      Also wondering why we need both Pena and Nunez? Both pure SS, while Russo is a pure 2B who can spell Cano. Just my thinking. and Know for a fact without looking Russo’s minor league numbers a lot better then Pena

  • Mike HC

    Really pushed the limit on this one. I thought not way they play this game at this point.

  • Mike HC

    How big is the strike zone going to be in this one?

  • Mister Delaware

    That was a really good anthem.

  • Sarah

    If Phil is awesome tonight, all future games that Phil starts must occur at 11 pm.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Hope for a blowout so we can see Brackman.

    • Sarah

      +1

  • Mister Delaware

    I just hope no one gets hurt tonight. Unless Luke Scott comes back for the game.

    • boogie down

      Luke Scott might be The World’s Most Detestable Man.

      • FIPster Doofus

        Seriously?

  • Zach

    This is beyond stupid. Someone is going to get hurt out there.

    • Sarah

      I’m worried about Chavy slipping and breaking something.

      • Mister Delaware

        And its raining out.

        • Mike HC

          haha, it look me three times before I really got that one. I’m a little slow tonight I guess.

    • Mike HC

      The players are seemingly having fun with it though.

  • Sarah

    Is it raining still? This is ridiculous.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I really really hope they make tomorrow a night game. How do you expect people to be ready to play again at 1 pm, when they probably won’t leave the stadium until 3-3:30?

    • mbonzo

      The problem is that they then have to travel Wednesday night to Baltimore to play an afternoon game Thursday.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        Well then make it a 4pm game or something. IMO it’s ridiculous to play 2 games only 9-10 hours apart.

  • Wooderson

    you know what i realized recently? i love cervelli, it was girardi and cash that made me hate him for using him the wrong way. i love having him on the bench, catching a game here or there. weird. in june i hated him with the fiery passion of a thousand suns.

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    over under 200 people at the stadium right now

    • mbonzo

      There are way over 200 people in staff alone. Probably 3-4 thousand.

    • Mike HC

      there are probably over 200 workers there working way late tonight.

  • Mike HC

    Something tells me there is going to be a lot of strikes and swinging going on in this game.

  • Ivan

    Hey this game has a minor league baseball game feel to it lol…

    • Karl Krawfid

      Minor League pitcher vs a Minor League team.

  • Mike HC

    Mixed up.

    That looked funny

  • Mike HC

    Curve is breaking pretty good this inning

    • mbonzo

      Yea! Hughes needs that to be an outpitch.

      • Mike HC

        Yea, locate the fastball and hit em with the big breaking curve.

    • NJ_Andy

      Sure fooled that ump.

      • Mike HC

        Yea, just goes to show how much they really do use and rely on the catcher when making calls.

  • David N

    May all other innings be as quick as that one. Except for the one where the Yankees get enough runs to win.

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

    This is ridiculous.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Have you finished the recap yet?

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

        You’re getting bullet points tonight.

        • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

          LOL

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Phil Phuckin’ Hughes

      Are you going to stay up to watch the entire game and do the recap or are you saving it for the morning?

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

        Tonight, got places to be in the morning.

  • thebluetarp

    lets just get to 5…im sure thats all the umps are thinking right now

  • NJ_Andy

    So hit 5 innings and call the game?

  • Cy Pettitte

    Joe should pull the starts and put in the AAA guys. Let the starters play tomorrow. This doesn’t seem safe.

    • Cy Pettitte

      starters* too late for this lol

    • mike c

      okay, mom

  • Greg

    THis game is not gonna finish. Rain is getting worse.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    You know, it probably was better to not play Jesus. We wouldn’t want him to get injured on the bases or anything.

    • Greg

      Girardi’s a genius!

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

      It was a blessing in disguise.

      See that works because it’s a blessing and we’re talking about Jesus.

    • Jetrer

      I would think the whole -being able to walk on water thing would come in handy tonight.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Phil Phuckin’ Hughes

    I wonder what the over/under is for the number of innings John and Suzyn last in this one. They’re probably half a sleep by now…Those old Pharts.

  • boogie down

    I feel as if cameramen are professional creepers in some small way.

  • Rey22

    We might just see the quickest game of the year (rain delays excluded) Everyone should just swing away and get this over with.

    Hope nobody gets injured.

  • mbonzo

    I know this mostly MLB’s doing, but I bet the Yankees refused a doubleheader for tomorrow because of all the bullshit they’ve been put through with the O’s.

    • Greg

      Alos because its supposed to keep raining tommorrow

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      They can’t play a doubleheader because the team is scheduled to travel tomorrow night. Oddly enough to Baltimore.

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

      The O’s are such a petty organization. Buck Showalter in particular.

      • Mike HC

        Yea, Showalter clearly came into the job with a chip on his shoulder about the Yanks. Maybe it was subconscious, or maybe it was a conscious strategy, either way, it is obvious.

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

          He’s a curmudgeon who gets more credit than he deserves, that’s all.

  • thebluetarp

    every ball not swung at should be an automatic strike

  • Sarah

    Here’s a gem from Twitter:

    @PeterBotte This is the dumbest weather decision since Clooney, Marky Mark and the crew of the Andrea Gail tried to make it back from the Flemish Cap.

    Yes indeed.

    • thebluetarp

      classic

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Jesus will!

  • Cy Pettitte

    5. Other (Jesus)

  • BK2ATL

    Oh shit, they started the game.

  • mbonzo

    Vladimir Guerrero had some good seasons, but his swing is seriously overrated. Even in his best years, he had a 10% BB rate. He has a 2.8% BB rate this year, and its ridiculous to a player can get away with that because they can hit bad pitches.

    • Mike HC

      Yea, but you gotta add points because it is entertaining as hell to watch him hit pitches in the dirt, or at his eyes, for homeruns.

      Watching a guy really work the count with a great eye … not as entertaining, ha

    • pat

      .317/.379/.553 for 16 years is overrated?

      • mbonzo

        No.
        .278/.308/.396 playing in Camden yards is overrated. Everytime he goes to the plate I hear about how great of a swing he has, but he’s been absolutely terrible. As you can see, in his good years he could take a walk, but this year is a joke. Kay has to stop bringing up how he can hit bad balls, when the guy can’t even slug over .400 as a DH.

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

          I remember one point earlier in the season where his batting average was also his OPB.

        • LiterallyFigurative

          It’s hard to hold this season against him now. He’s old and broken down now.

          But you see his career splits and production #’s. Add in the defense for 2/3’s of his career and I think he’s a HOF, so long as he retires soon and doesn’t become the compiler/hanger-on I loathe.

  • thebluetarp

    Phil Hughes is a beast in torrential rain

    • Mike HC

      I think I could pitch some decent innings under these circumstances.

  • boogie down

    Alright, Philly!

  • JT

    Hughes is actually hitting spots today. If he keeps hitting spots, he can definitely get by with 92.

    • therealist

      92 and rain in peoples eye

  • boogie down

    Stadium security should let everyone down to the front rows of the Legends seats.

    • Mike HC

      hahaah, yea right. Good luck with that.

      hahahahha

    • Cy Pettitte

      they’re only letting people move down into the 100 sections, not legends seats. you shall not pass through the moat.

    • therealist

      they deserve it for waiting 4 hours

    • pat

      Legends charges Yankees for food. Not gonna happen.

    • Kostas

      HUH???? Yankees are not about entitlements. Pay for play, pay to watch.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    With all this rain Tex’s popups might come in handy! lol

  • Greg

    Our hitters look like they dont care right now.

    • http://twitter.com/johnSC2000 JohnnyC

      Girardi should’ve started his bench and call-ups. I’m sure they’d be enthused to get any playing time whatsoever.

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

      “they don’t care”

      Those lazy Dominicans.

      • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Phil Phuckin’ Hughes

        /Salty’d

  • Mister Delaware

    I’m going to bed. Yell real loud if something amazing or terrible happens.

  • Kostas

    This is laughable that there is even a game. Guess Showalter and the Orioles know who they can bend over in the shower… laughing.

  • boogie down

    Man, they are going all out with these anti-smoking commercials.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    this is stupid, sub in all the aaa’ers and let these guys go home so they can play tomorrow. girardi is wasting this lineup

  • Mike HC

    When they replay the game later tonight/tom. morning, are they going to re run that line Kay just used, “this is not a replay, this is live right now.”

    • boogie down

      That’s exactly what I was thinking. They should, just to momentarily confuse the few people watching the replay.

  • Kostas

    Yankees need to play only call ups on Thursday – send starters to Anaheim…run up the score tonight and tomorrow and do what they can to embarrass the Orioles..

  • Brandon

    Why does it seem like Hughes was just out there not even 5 minutes ago? Oh wait, thats because he was! What ever happened to taking pitches and making them work? I get its late, but come on!

    • CBean

      they’re trying to get the entire 9 innings in an hour.

    • mbonzo

      Its not that its late, its that the game will probably be called early. Swing the bats and get some runs NOW before its too late.

  • tom

    Good to see Girardi still running out Tex in the 3 or 4 spot against righty starters… that .219avg and .788 OPS is what you are looking for out of your #3 or 4 hitter.

    At this point should he try taking some swings right handed against some right starters? (I’m only half joking)

    • Jetrer

      interesting you complain about Tex vs. RHP, but make no mention of the leadoff hitter’s .322 OBP and .659 OPS vs. RHP (not exactly what you typically look for out of your leadoff hitter)

      • Jetrer

        my mistake, Jeter is batting second today, so not leadoff hitter

      • tom

        So because he starts the wrong guy at leadoff, it’s good that Tex is batting 3rd/4th?

        Also Gardner vs righties has a .348 OBP with .747 OPS…

        • Jetrer

          I meant Jeter, my bad. My point is, if your just using this years splits to make the lineup, with this lineup, Tex has been the fifth best overall vs. RHP (by wOBA or OPS), so batting 4th isn’t that bad, it’s only one spot off. Jeter, is 9th in this lineup in wOBA and OPS, and he is batting second. If you complain about where someone is hitting just using this year’s splits, Jeter is much more egregious, and Tex is hitting about where he should be.

  • Kibbitty

    Is that the right way to pronounce Betances and Banuelos? I always though beh-tahn-sess and ban-well-ose..

  • dkidd

    watching on game day, velocity seems not great. how does phil look?

    • CBean

      he had really good location the first two innings.

      • dkidd

        i’ll take it

        thanks

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Phil Phuckin’ Hughes

      He short arms the ball, so from what I hear the ball seems to get to batters a little quicker than everyone seems.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Phil Phuckin’ Hughes

    Martin would have blocked that….

  • Brandon

    Flash is pretty freakin feisty and I love it.

  • mbonzo

    Wow, Cervelli is really showing Jesus how to not catch today.

    • Cy Pettitte

      that’s Cervelli.

      Cervelli’s probably like “Jesus, if the ball’s in the dirt, get out of the way, those fuckers hurt when they bounce up and hit you. Trust me, I’m a great catcher.”

  • pat

    In the faaaaaace!!!!

  • FIPster Doofus

    Wow. What a recovery by Cano.

  • CBean

    I feel like this game’s going to have a lot of material for future blooper reels

  • Cy Pettitte

    4-4’s face-3 put out.

  • Brandon

    Good recovery by Robbie. But man, its amazing that Hughes has yet to give up a run here. Cano, Chavez and Cervelli really are not playing good defense today what so ever.

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

      You can’t blame them.

      • LiterallyFigurative

        You know those Latins…..

        /Salty’d

  • Greg

    Would not be surprised if Hunter has a no hitter.

    • Greg

      Then again..

      Girardi’s a genius!

    • tom

      Perfectly timed

    • swishers fauxhawk

      And…go.

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

      Nice timing.

  • CBean

    Ha. Jorgie says Jesus who.

  • David N

    Hip Hip!

  • Karl Krawfid

    Jorge oh my!

  • pat

    HAHAHAHAHA sorry I said it was a pity start Posada.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Hip Hip!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Jorge doing his best Jesus impression.

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

    Jorge wants to go home.

  • Jetrer

    Jorge says: I wanna play too

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    game over! yankees win!

  • mbonzo

    HIP HIP :*)

  • therealist

    Jorge says….not yet Jesus

  • Bobtaco

    Could that be Posada’s last reg season YS HR?

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Phil Phuckin’ Hughes

      Nope. I’m calling a walk off home run against the Red Sox to clinch the division.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        That will come by way of Mo’s 602nd save.

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

          602nd save to clinch division. Walk-off shot by Jorge to clinch ALCS.

        • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Phil Phuckin’ Hughes

          I’m saving my money for Opening Day next year. I’m really hoping he can do it then. I was Phucked when Jeter got the calf injury because I was at Wrigley in June on the 17th and 18th (my birthday) and odds are he would have gotten his 3,000th hit in one of those games if he didn’t get injured. I wanna see a major milestone in person dammit!

  • David N

    Okay, now hold them until the bottom of the 5th and let it rain.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    i think i just saw him say suck it towards montero as he ran past the dugout

  • MikeD

    Yeah, yeah, but if he really wanted to make a point he would have hit it to the opposite field!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Cervelli putting on a show tonight.

  • Cuso

    You kinda get the feeling that Posada was geared up to do that.

    He doesn’t want Young Jeezie stealing ABs.

    ….live with it, Jorge. :)

  • Brandon

    I get the feeling its a battle between Nunez, Chavez, and Posada for the final 2 bench spots Cervelli and Jones have their spots locked up.

    • mbonzo

      I doubt Cervelli has his spot locked up.

    • MikeD

      I can see Posada and Montero making the postseason. Montero would serve as the backup in a game in Martin was injured, and Posada would be around for a real emergency. Cervelli could be the odd man out.

    • Jetrer

      Nunez is a lock, because he can play SS and PR

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

    Jorge says No! (to Montero)

  • Karl Krawfid

    He didn’t take a base hit away. Hardy was right there.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Wow, I cannot believe this game is happening tonight. I was doing a Dexter marathon, went out for a cigarette and turned my car on and heard John Sterlings voice…

    • mbonzo

      Dexter is fantastic.

  • Karl Krawfid

    90 mph blazing heat

  • Chen Meng Wang

    My guess:
    Posada
    A-Rod
    Granderson
    Swisher
    Jeter? (very unsure about it)

    • MikeD

      What’s the question?

      • Chen Meng Wang

        Tex is one of six players (on the Yankees) with 20+HRs against the O’s, who are the others

        • Cuso

          Gotta be Chavez

        • MikeD

          Cano crushes the Orioles, so I’m going with him.

          I’m also going to add in Eric Chavez, since he was a good HR hitter early on.

          Jeter’s punished the Orioles over the years, so I’ll go with him.

          A-Rod’s an easy one.

          Swisher destroys Baltimore, especially in Baltimore.

          Hmmm, one more….

          • MikeD

            And they just gave the answer. Posada is the other one of the six (Teixiera was part of the question and is the seventh.)

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

      Chavez is a dark horse.

      • FIPster Doofus

        Chavez has exactly 20 against Baltimore.

      • mbonzo

        Was gonna say Chavez over Granderson.

      • Chen Meng Wang

        True, I forgot Chavez had alot of productive years for the A’s, So he’s definitely a possibility.

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

      Oh, and Cano.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      I think Cano over Granderson.

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

      Robinson Cano? He mashes the Orioles, not sure if he has 20 HRs against them though.

    • mbonzo

      Posada, Arod, Chavez, Swisher, Cano

      • forensic

        Plus jeter. There are 6 plus Tex.

  • boogie down

    A-Rod, Jeter, Cano, Posada and ?

  • Rigoleto

    So is stadium security NOT letting people across the moat into the legends?

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Common folk, like people who would wait through a 4hr rain delay, wouldn’t be allowed across the moat. Ever.

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

        If I paid $1,200 for those seats, I wouldn’t be happy with people getting to sit there for basically free.

        • Rigoleto

          Let them eat cake? I feel like if you show up, they’ll still have to move, and wouldn’t it be in the team’s best interest to fill up these camera shots a little?

        • David N

          Not exactly for free – they did have to wait out a four hour rain delay.

      • Rigoleto

        I used to get in for a nickle in an afternoon game and watch the Mick play from the first baseline.
        //Francessa’d

        • Chen Meng Wang

          Yah KNOW, back in MY DAY, cars were luxuries, Ma never left the kitchen and had lunch ready for me, and I’d walk up hill, both ways mind you, to the Stadium with 85cents in my pocket, buy a ticket, a soda and a hot dog and come home with change. Men where men, and yadayadayada.

          • Rigoleto

            fuggedaboudit

  • Cy Pettitte

    wait, people really thought Buck would turn around the O’s in one year?

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

      Hasn’t he done that already?

      /clueless O’s fan’d

  • Greg

    Phil starting to lose control a little bit.

  • Bill

    Nothing is more stupefying than a Mark Reynolds walk.

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

      Why? He’s got a top 20 walk rate.

      • Bill

        The most strikeouts in one season and three straight 200k years kinda has me expecting K

        • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

          those kinds of players always seem to crush the Yankees. does Carlos Pena come to mind?

      • Bill

        Plus of the top 35 BB%guys on FanGraphs only Dunn and Reynolds have K rates of 30% or higher

  • BK2ATL

    Jorge tells Jesus…not so fast yung’un….and goes deep. Yanks 1-0.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Phil Phuckin’ Hughes

    Nice Change.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    A Changeup!

  • tom

    Following the game online…. so basically all 4 seam/curveballs with the occasioanl cutter with no command?

    Pitch F/x has him maxing out at 92.9mph and averaging just over 91mph…. how is he not getting lit up?

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Phil Phuckin’ Hughes

      location my friend, location.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Phil Phuckin’ Hughes

    Ok. Without anyone looking it up, can someone guess what Hughes’ changeup percentage is this season?

    /poorly word’d

  • Jetrer

    Jesus could have done that

  • Cy Pettitte

    that’s Cervelli.

  • mbonzo

    Davis is out, grrrrrr.

  • therealist

    3 run hrmr coming

  • Greg

    Hit his back foot.

  • CBean

    Goddammit Cervelli.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Andino = Bambino

    Grandino slam coming up.

  • Jetrer

    he was out

  • Mojo

    Adios Hughes. You’re going to the pen, bro.

    • Jetrer

      yeah starters usually lose their jobs when pitching shutouts

      • The Big City of Dreams

        Lol

      • Mojo

        Oh, hey, I’m sorry. I must’ve been speaking of his efficiency. But, please, by all means, continue. Don’t sass me.

        • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Phil Phuckin’ Hughes

          He was pitching in complete downpour. He’s going to get another start. What makes you think otherwise? He pitched two straight clunkers and he got his chance to start this game.

        • Jetrer

          he’s on pace for 6 innings, how is that not worthy of staying in the rotation?

  • dkidd

    frankie goes to benchwood

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    So Cervelli’s at 3rd now?

    /Kay is clueless’d

  • Cy Pettitte

    damn that asshole for making Phil throw an extra pitch

  • Greg

    To be clear, that last one was not on Cervelli. Eve if he did argue, I dont know if it would be recalled.

  • Rigoleto

    Was there a possibility of turning this into a true doubleheader tomorrow and giving up the gate on one of these games?

  • BK2ATL

    Nice job by Hughes to get out of that inning.

    What are the chances that this game goes the full 9? Not sure what the weather situation is up there now. Midway thru the 4th at 12:15 am. LOL!!!!!

    I love it. Showalter has gotta be steaming in the dugout.

    • mbonzo

      Oh forget it, if the Orioles lose, this is the biggest baseball conspiracy since the Black Sox scandal. On top of this, they’re disrespecting Flanny.

  • Frigidevil

    So are they going to call the game after 5 innings, or just play through? I’d like to see the end of the game but not if it’s at 2am.

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

      It stopped raining where I live, and I’m less than a mile from the Stadium (straight line distance). I’m guessing they’ll just keep playing.

      • Frigidevil

        Even with a day game tomorrow?

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

          They’re not going to be able to play at 1 tomorrow, it’s supposed to rain all day.

          • Frigidevil

            Nvm I misheard Kay.

  • Chop It Up

    Why are they still running that Jeter Edge ad? It’s from like 2005…he still has a high fade.

    • MikeD

      I don’t know, but I’m pretty sure they didn’t run it most of last year when he lost his edge, and then they brought it back this year around mid season, when he got it back. Perhaps Jeter’s channeling his younger self from the commercial, so let it play!

  • Kostas

    What is the assessment of Hughes? Not watching the game, just radio

    • mbonzo

      Doesn’t have an overpowering fastball, obviously, but he’s had his best curveball all year. He’s placing his fastball pretty well, but he’s keeping his cutter in the middle of the zone, which is moving nicely but it would be a lot better if it was hitting corners.

      • Kostas

        Thank you. Well done.

  • Greg

    Granderson has to get that average up

  • Karl Krawfid

    Oh bullshit

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Random question: is there anyway I can set it up so when I refresh the page it goes rite to the bottom and not my last post?

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

      Click on the date underneath the username of the comment on the bottom. Then refresh.

      • Chen Meng Wang

        thank’s cause if I go off to another site for a bit and don’t comment then I’m stuck in the middle of the page.

    • Esteban

      Make lots of comments. It usually loads to your last comment. That’s all I got.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Serious scheduling question, why not move tomorrow’s game to a night game? It really makes no sense to have less than a 12hr turn around…at that rate they should’ve just played two tomorrow…

    • Greg

      Because the Yankees have to go to Baltimore tommorrow night to play a day game. That day game is because we travel to the west coast.

    • tom

      Because they have a day game in Baltimore the following day. and a game in California the following day (so the day game in Baltimore is necessary)

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

      It doesn’t matter, they’ll end up playing a night game anyway because it’s going to rain all day.

      • Chen Meng Wang

        Fail…I was really hoping the rain was over lol.

  • Kostas

    Man, Hughes has got to work on pitch efficiency otherwise he is going to be nothing more than a #4 5 inning guy.

    • Rigoleto

      Scott of Kazmir

    • Cy Pettitte

      Or he has to get stronger so he can throw 150 pitches a start

  • mbonzo

    Cano is gonna win the MVP based on ranking 2nd in the league in RBI’s. Fucking Kay.

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

      Kay needs to settle down with Robbie Cano MVP 2011. Not going to happen. He hasn’t even been the most valuable player on his own team this season.

      • Jetrer

        he’d need a monster final month to make it happen, he’s close enough that he could possibly do it, not likely though

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

          True. And if anybody could do it it’s Robbie. But in all likelihood it’s either going to Grandy, Bautista (should be the clear favorite, but..), one of the Red Sox triumvirate, or maybe Verlander.

  • therealist

    cmon rainnnnnnn

  • mbonzo

    Pitch faster Hughes.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Phil Phuckin’ Hughes

      *Phaster

  • Mojo

    Wow. Yankees suck my chode tonight.

  • Cy Pettitte

    hurry up Phil! get this game official.

  • MikeD

    Wow, the rain returns three short of an official game.

  • David N

    One more half inning….

  • Karl Krawfid

    Did Felix morph into Hughes?

    • MikeD

      Would prefer the opposite.

  • Rey22

    Holy shit, it is absolutely pouring out there. Can’t believe the game is still going.

  • therealist

    cmon hughes! lets not nibble….3 outs and this game is over

  • Ivan

    This is one of the most boring and uninterested games in a while…

  • boogie down

    Don’t know if Showalter has to be included in the decision, but what if he doesn’t agree to call the game early?

    • tom

      Completely the umps discretion once the game starts

      • boogie down

        Ah, thanks. They should call it after the next out.

        • tom

          though they often do involve the managers in the discussion.

          (similar to the game starting… I think technically it is up to the hometeam but generally it is a group (both managers and ump) discussion)

    • Jetrer

      umpires decision only, teams and managers have no say at this point

  • Dude

    Wouldnt It Be Great If Phil Got His Second Career Complete Game Shutout Both Of Sgan Shortened Hands

    • Cy Pettitte

      dude, what?

      • Dude

        Sorry Both Off Rain Shortened Games

  • Rigoleto

    Not to get all Joba’esque, but could this be the final Hughes start?

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    come on Phil, 2 more outs.

  • boogie down

    Phil needs to get these next two outs and the umps need to call the game immediately afterwards. It’s legitimately hazardous out there.

    • Frigidevil

      Seriously, now that it’s an official game nobody benefits from playing in this. Does a meaningless game in September really outweigh potential injuries for the O’s?

  • Rigoleto

    Surprised Jeter and Tex are playing over Penunez and whomever.

  • Kostas

    This is it… one more out, game over. Yankees winnnnnn!

  • Ivan

    Yaaaay, Yankees win.

  • MikeD

    Okay, let’s call it a game.

  • Cy Pettitte

    the Yankees win? call it, jerks.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    How can Gd give us some one as annoyingly voiced as Suzyn Waldman, and somebody as pretty as Kim Jones.

    Hooray 2nd career CGSO for Hughes.

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

      “and somebody as pretty as Kim Jones”

      meh

  • Karl Krawfid

    Ballgame over! Yankees win! THEEEEEE Yankees WIN!!!

  • sangreal

    Alright, call it. Another CGSO for Hughes

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Phil Phuckin’ Hughes

      It’d be his second, and they say he should go to the bullpen, ha!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Official game! now call the game.

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

    No tarp? You’re killin’ me, smalls.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      How can I have ‘smore if I haven’t had any yet?

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Call this shit now.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Call the damn game, fuck it looks awful out there!

  • therealist

    that should be it. if they dont call the game…this is effing ridiculous

  • David N

    Ok, call it now and let’s go to bed.

  • boogie down

    That WB Mason commercial is borderline racist in its portrayal of the black lady.

    • FIPster Doofus

      Just call this shit.

      • FIPster Doofus

        Reply fail. Sorry.

    • Mickey Scheister

      Have you been to Atlanta?

      • boogie down

        No, but, if I’m correct, it’s the only major American city whose population has a majority of African-American people.

        I also heard that that was an interesting wrinkle to the Michael Vick fallout. His importance, popularity, success and, ultimately, failure had a greater intrinsic impact there than it would have had in any other city.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    No tarp on the field? that’s major bullshit.

  • MikeD

    Out of respect for Mike Flanagan, the Orioles should refuse to take the field and forfeit.

  • Greg

    Isn’t it an official game when the home team takes the last at bat?

    • Kostas

      If home team is leading after 4 1/2 innings, game can be called at umpire discretion.

    • MikeD

      No. Visiting team needs five innings. Home team only four if they’re leading, which is the case here.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Phil Phuckin’ Hughes

    Buck convinced the umps they can still comeback.

    • Cy Pettitte

      does Buck’s contract have incentives for the number of wins he gets or something?

      • Kostas

        Number of times he pisses off or on the Yankees.

      • boogie down

        It probably has incentives for headaches/inconveniences/nuisances caused for the Yanks. He’s earning that cheddar pretty well, if you ask me.

      • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Phil Phuckin’ Hughes

        No, the incentive is how many times he can fuck with the Yankees.

  • Rigoleto

    Saul Tigh, manager of the Orioles really isn’t going to let this go is he.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Are they seriously asking Buck what he wants to do?

    • Chen Meng Wang

      I think so, and honestly under normal terms I wouldn’t have a problem with it. However after 4hr rain delay, in the pouring rain, just call the shit.

      • Jetrer

        I think the rain is expected to stop soon, so the umpires won’t call the game now. Its either play through it now, or have another delay and start again later.

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

    This is bullshit.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Phil Phuckin’ Hughes

    Fuck you Buck. God this guy is such a prick. You guys are in last place, this game doesn’t mean shit for you. You’ve tried to fuck the Yankees over all season long, just give it up.

    • CBean

      I almost hope his team gets hurt because he deserves it, but his players don’t.

      • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Phil Phuckin’ Hughes

        He deserves to slip and Phall when he makes a pitching change. Phucking prick.

  • therealist

    why does douchewalter get a say?

  • Cy Pettitte

    Bucks says Flanny would have wanted them to play all 9.

  • Rigoleto

    I don’t understand why Showalter would do this to his pitchers.

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

      He’ll do anything to beat the Yankees. ANYTHING!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I’m really too young to know what Buck was like as a Yankee. Was he this much of an asshole when he was in NY?

  • tom

    why are the umps even talking to the managers other than to inform them of their decision?

    Where’s Joe West when you need him?!?

    • CP

      Maybe they figure if they delay a few minutes, the rain will get even worse and everyone can just hop on the Ark to go home.

  • FIPster Doofus

    What a laughable situation. And I’ve had enough of Buck Showalter to last many lifetimes.

  • therealist

    this is worse than the 08 world series when they let the game get tied up and then suspended it instead of calling it after 5 innings

  • sangreal

    This feels really disrespectful to Flanny to me

    • Cy Pettitte

      it’s disrespectful that the yankees couldn’t send the grounds crew over to lay down some drying agent in the graveyard. Flanny is getting all wet.

  • Rigoleto

    This is ridiculous.

  • MikeD

    It would be great if a hurricane-like drenching occured right now while the infield is uncovered.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    For real, this is an exercise in futility…just call this shit. There isn’t a point, somebodies going to get hurt, and nobody wants that.

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

      Yep. The grounds crew will be out there after every half inning.

  • Mickey Scheister

    It’s all good till someone pulls a hammy.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    What are considered “premium games?” Mets and Red Sox?

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

      Mets, Red Sox, Old Timers’, used to be the Angels too, but I’m not sure about that anymore.

      • David N

        Probably whoever the Yankees end up playing in the playoffs. Except the Twins, for reasons that should be pretty obvious.

      • Chen Meng Wang

        Rays as well last season.

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

    Fuck Prickwalter will do whatever it takes to beat the Yankees, even if it means endangering his players. Fucking asshat.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      If an O’s player gets hurt, i bet Buck blames it on the Yankee’s grounds crew.

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

        If the Yankee’s ground crew had put the tarp on, that would have been disrespectful to Mike Flanagan’s memory.

  • Rey22

    Why the hell are they still going?

  • Frigidevil

    God damnit just end this shit already. I’m out.

  • Greg

    Here’s what we do. We hit one of their players and claim that the ball slipped.

    • Cy Pettitte

      why bother with the act? just put in Brackman, he’ll do it on purpose for real.

      • Cy Pettitte

        I meant do it by accident, lol.

  • tom

    I’d like to see Swisher come up and let his bat fly out of his hands toward the Baltimore dugout after each swing and then stroll over to the on deck circle and pretend to put some more pine tar on between each pitch and just drag things out.

  • Rigoleto

    This is Torre screwing with the Yankees from his executive office in California…”No Joe, doesn’t look like it’s raining hard on tv…”

  • flamingo

    I don’t BELIEVE this. Hit a home run, Swisher!

  • MikeD

    Score lots of runs this half inning so they call it.

  • Dude

    I Think He Wants To See If Jesus Can Really Walk On Water

  • Mojo

    So they’re not going to call the game? Sounds like it’s pouring and will continue to do so far into the night. Is Buck actually responsible for allowing this BS to persist?

  • Rey22

    If I’m Girardi I pull all the good players out in the top of the 6th. Screw this game. Get the september callups out there.

  • mbonzo

    Off the end of Swish’s bat. :/

  • therealist

    this will go down as the most pointless game ever

  • MikeD

    Ball totally not travelling tonight.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Micheal Kay, no you are absolutely wrong. The rule that states that a game becomes official after 5 full innings for instances like this(and the sun going down way back in the day)

    • sangreal

      I’m not sure what Kay comment you’re referencing, but the game is official after 4.5 innings if the Home team is in the lead:

      If a game is called, it is a regulation game:
      (1) If five innings have been completed;
      (2) If the home team has scored more runs in four or four and a fractionhalf-innings than the visiting team has scored in five completed half-innings;

  • Cy Pettitte

    Jorge is not gritty enough for a headfirst slide into first

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Phil Phuckin’ Hughes

      ESPN agrees.

  • MikeD

    Yankee secret weapon. Posada normally very slow, unless it rains. He’s a mudder.

    • tom

      I laughed!

    • FIPster Doofus

      His mother was a mudder.

  • mbonzo

    In the back of my mind I was thinking that would solve the Posada roster problem. Hit him harder next time Hunter… JK!

  • Karl Krawfid

    Rofl that just happened

  • FIPster Doofus

    Oriloles

  • David N

    Jorge doing run-scoring.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Phil Phuckin’ Hughes

    Take that Buck!

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

    Haha.

  • Mojo

    I watch just about all my games on GameDay but this one seems unrealistically pathetic. Is this a product of the weather, a lack of energy/enthusiasm, an urgency to get the game over and done with, or something else entirely?

    • Mojo

      Of course, the second I type that Cervelli (of all people) hits a homerun… Ugh, I hope they call it a game real soon.

      • Mojo

        RBI Double* – I’m so out of it.

        • Mojo

          Error. I think I’m seeing things.

      • FIPster Doofus

        Cervelli didn’t hit a home run.

      • CBean

        Not a HR

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    HAHAHAHAHA that’s what happens when you play in this weather!

  • Cy Pettitte

    oh man what a slide by Posada. this game is a shit show

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    lol

  • Chen Meng Wang

    You deserved every second of this Showalter.

  • flamingo

    Happy now, Buck?

    HIP HIP!

  • Jetrer

    ok, this is just ridiculous. They really need to call this game

  • therealist

    this is the kind of slop you get MLB for letting this shit continue

  • Rigoleto

    The was a little league play there…keep running Jorge! don’t stop!

  • JFH

    Hahahahahahaha! Sweet justice.

  • sangreal

    Haha, that is what these assholes get. I’m sure the players love their stats getting messed up for no reason

  • NJ_Andy

    Buck is just trolling us at this point.

  • Kostas

    You know your team sucks if Jorge beats out a grounder and scores from 1st on a routine fly ball.

    Karma Gods say “Fuck you Bucky”

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Phil Phuckin’ Hughes

      “Fuck you Bucky”

      Red Sox fans say that too you know.

      • Kostas

        And either way is a good way for Yankees fans

        • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Phil Phuckin’ Hughes

          Phor sure.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    I thought that was out.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      any other day of the year it is. That ball was pretty well crushed but the wind/rain killed it.

  • Mickey Scheister

    CERVELLI !!!
    Running hard, albeit slowly!

  • David N

    Okay, NOW can we call this?

  • Greg

    That’ll teach Buck a lesson.

    • BK2ATL

      Sadly, no it won’t.

      Hilarious way to score another run though. Just hope no one gets hurt in this.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    jorge is a one man wrecking crew! fuck buck

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Hughes still in after the layoff?

  • LiterallyFigurative

    This game is now officially a mess

  • dontchaknow

    i actually laughed out loud. there you go, jorge l o l

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

    Hilarious! They really need to call this game though.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    lolrioles

  • Rigoleto

    lotzo cat litter

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Buck is gonna blame the grounds crew for that.

  • boogie down

    This is just a shitshow. I’m amazed that they’re going to let this game go on, especially after Angle was slipping and sliding out in left.

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

      Calling this game would be disrespectful to Flanny and his family.

    • MikeD

      What’s concerning is the Yankee fielders can get bitten just as easily as the Oriole fielders in these conditions. Two run game is nothing, especially with infielders and outfielders having problems getting traction.

  • ArchStanton

    Apparently Roberts hurt his back- Showalter is a freaking moron. Can’t believe there were some folks who wanted him back.

  • Rigoleto

    No way Jeter plays tomorrow?

  • spectra

    Sorry I can’t watch right now. SOmeone please describe what happened Posada came from first on an error???

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Angle dropped a fly ball (probably lost it in the raindrops) that would have been a home run, but was brought back by the wind.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      First he reached on an error because the wet baseball slipped out of Reynold’s glove, then came around when Cervelli hit a shot(homer if not for weather) and the left fielder just has a shit show with it.

  • Kevin

    this is unreal…

  • therealist

    people are gonna watch these highlights and wonder why the left fielder was even out there in those conditions, poring rain, falling all over himself…and the truth will be, his douchebag manager has him out there to prove some stupid point against the Yankees.

    • ArchStanton

      True, but can’t the umps overrule that? I mean, grow a set umps. This is a charade.

      • David N

        They’re so overwhelmed by Boston’s grittiness that they feel compelled to give the Yankees every chance to either lose the game or lose a player (or more than one) to injury.

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

      Showalter is keeping this game going to preserve Flanny’s good name. Such a great manager. He’s really turned this Orioles team around.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    umm…Kay knows it’s supposed to rain all day tomorrow right?

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Yankees outlast Trollwalter and the Lolrioles (proposed recap title)

  • Kevin

    Anyone over the age of 32 should be pulled from this game

    • http://deleted Total Dominication

      We need to put the least valuable lineup on the field.

  • Dude

    What Was The Error?

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Andruw Jones was traded to the Orioles?

  • Cy Pettitte

    Kay confusing the shit out of me with the “here’s Andruw Jones” instead of Adam

  • Rigoleto

    Why didn’t the Yankees consider 161 games like the Phillies when they got Irene’d?

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Phil Phuckin’ Hughes

      Blame Buck.

  • Greg

    All of our pitchers should use the wind in left to their advantage

  • LiterallyFigurative

    Who but Vlad would even swing at that 0-0? And get a hit?

  • Chop It Up

    Isn’t it weird that like 2 years ago, Buck was at Old Timers’ Day getting an ovation? Can’t imagine happening any time soon.

  • Cy Pettitte

    that guy in the white poncho behind home with the strike call made me lol

  • Gonzo

    Wut Da Ph*ck is going on here?

    Is it disrespectful to the call a game right now?

  • Chen Meng Wang

    If Swish had slipped and pulled a hammy right there I was going to drive to the stadium and have a “talk” with Buck.

    • Jetrer

      talk with the umpires. its their decision, not Buck’s

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    I’m holding my breath on every single flyball.

  • Rigoleto

    Michael can’t verbally acknowledge Francessa’s existence,

  • Kibbitty

    Hackasaurus Rex has hit a ton of homers against us this year, good to see Phil get him out there.

  • Rigoleto

    BUCK CALLED THE COMEBACK!!!

  • David N

    Well crap.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Fuck you Hughes.

  • jon

    fucking kidding me hughes

  • Rey22

    Oh goddammit. -_-

  • Jetrer

    well that was a very shitty 0-2 pitch

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Fuck. this. game.

  • Cy Pettitte

    fucking Phil are you serious right now? fuck.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Phil Phuckin’ Hughes

    Ah Phuck. I blame Showalter.

  • ArchStanton

    You’ve gotta be kidding me.

  • therealist

    way to prove douchewalters point Hughes you fuck

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Phil Phuckin’ Hughes

      Damn, 6 innings and 2 runs isn’t good enough for you with a guy with diminished velocity is it?

  • boogie down

    Fuck everybody, especially you Buckbitch.

  • NJ_Andy

    Oh phuck.

  • mbonzo

    Damn Wieters and your sweeping swing.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Are you fucking serious…now this shit has to go on even further…

  • Greg

    Horrible pitch selection by Cervelli. Why not throw to the outside and force him to throw against the wind? Absolutely horrific.

  • teddy

    thanks giradri and hughes

  • Mickey Scheister

    Phucken Phil.

  • boogie down

    Fuck everybody, especially you, Buckbitch.

    • boogie down

      Sorry about the re-post.

  • LiterallyFigurative

    That was a no-doubter……. Middle-up.

  • BK2ATL

    Damn it Phil!!!

  • Karl Krawfid

    You fucking idiot Hughes. 0-2 count. Throw something other than a shitty 90 mph fastball.

  • MikeD

    Okay, guys. Runs. One hit so far.

  • Rigoleto

    Buck is kind of the Voldemort of the AL East.

    • Kostas

      IETC

  • ArchStanton

    If they stop it here, does the score revert to the start of the inning?

    • http://deleted Total Dominication

      yeah, but they won’t

      • boogie down

        Ah, that would be such an incredible slap in Buck’s annoyingly stoic face.

    • CP

      No. The game would be suspended and resumed at a later date at the current point (i.e. bottom of the 6th).

      They changed the rules a few years ago in regards to these types of games.

      • http://deleted Total Dominication

        Oh right, the phillies game.

  • flamingo

    UGH SHOWALTER. If he gives a smug interview I will smack the screen.

  • StanfordBen

    This is the only time the west coast is good for sports — I get home at 9:45 and the game’s still in the 6th inning. Of course then the Orioles tie it as soon as I start watching.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Please turn it off and go back to whatever you where doing before.

      /superstition

  • teddy

    hughes as a starter is a bust

    • Jetrer

      yes, 2 runs in 6 innings is horrible

      • CP

        Not to mention the fact that the two runs were from a home run where he missed his spot in a driving rain storm at 1am in a start delayed 4 hours. Not exactly ideal or typical conditions.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Strasburg throws 99 mph. Even he does’t throw that many 0-2 fastballs.

    Trade his ass to the NL West.

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    Fucking Wieters. Why the fuck would you throw him three straight high fastballs?

  • therealist

    crooked number here

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

    Buck Showalter is such a senile, bitter, petty old man. I almost feel bad for him

    • spectra

      I feel horrible for the guy. Really the Orioles. It’s not that he has to manage a deplorable team but it’s that he actually had optimism that they could hack it in the AL East for 162 games. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • JFH

    I laughed too soon. Hughes left that belt high tight over the middle.

  • Rigoleto

    Jeter should not be in this.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    PHIL PHUCKIN HUGHES IS ABSOLUTE GARBAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SIX INNINGS AND TWO RUNS IS ABSOLUTELY UNACCEPTABLE!!!!!! ESPECIALLY WHEN BOTH RUNS CAME OFF OF A HOMERUN AND HE SAT AROUND FOR 4HRS!!!

    • Chen Meng Wang

      /sarcasm.

  • teddy

    teix should bunt here

  • mbonzo

    What break, thats a strike-em out throw-em out

  • therealist

    thats what you get Showfuckter

  • LiterallyFigurative

    Wow RAB posters….haven’t seen so many F bombs in my life.

    It’s Karma for the BS run we scored before.

    • CP

      The only BS runs the Yankees score come from home runs.

      • Rigoleto

        I hate runs from homeruns!! So un-gritty!! Youk and Dustin would never stoop so low.

    • Dude

      BS Meaning Buck Showalter Because That Was On His Ass

    • boogie down

      We played no role in Angle having a tough time coming up with that ball. As such, there’d be no “karmic retribution” coming our way.

      Yeah, I’m being that guy.

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

    Damn. I really though TWO RUNS would enough for Phil Phuckin’ Hughes.

  • Chop It Up

    This game has no winners. MLB looks stupid. Showalter is a prick. Concession workers,cameramen,umps,fans,cops,security guards are all tired and wet from being in the rain for 6+ hours.Players risking injury for a meaningless game. Fucking Jack Curry wont be home until 5AM. Suzyn’s birthday is basically in the shitter. Bad times

    • http://deleted Total Dominication

      Well, Phil Hughes might get something out of it.

      • Chen Meng Wang

        A win and another start, and “maybe a spot in the 5 man when the rotation gets cut down” like it was supposed to 3 weeks ago now…

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

      Haha it’s Suzyn’s birthday? Is there any better way to celebrate it than this shitfest against the lowly Orioles

  • jon

    time for one of those line drive bullet homers

    • Jetrer

      pretty damn close

    • Chen Meng Wang

      about five feet too short.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    That was a single?

    • Greg

      You want him slipping and getting injured?

      • http://deleted Total Dominication

        No, it was just surprising to see him on 1st.

  • MikeD

    Nobody get injured here.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Suck it, Buck

  • mbonzo

    That might be a homerun on most nights.

  • flamingo

    All right, Tex!

  • radnom

    haha this doesn’t feel like a baseball game. Did anyone else enjoy Cano’s “throw” to end the inning?

  • ArchStanton

    A swim-off single….

    • Rey22

      +1

  • teddy

    ok maybe not

  • Rigoleto

    I say it’s time to LOOGY up and start with the matchup pitching changes.

  • David N

    Nice one by Tex stopping at first – no need to push it.

    Let the damage continue.

    • CUYanks

      Hmmm that didn’t work out quite as we hoped.

  • jon

    time to call the game now

  • teddy

    awful at bat by cano

  • mbonzo

    Please don’t bunt the runner to 2nd Swish.

    • Greg

      He did worse.

  • Kibbitty

    RobbieFAIL.

    • Kibbitty

      SwisherFAIL.

  • therealist

    cmon swish

  • Chen Meng Wang

    can we please call this game…

  • Karl Krawfid

    If it was a 10-0 game Swish would have hit a home run.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Cano has as much plate disliplimce as Vladdy.

  • CUYanks

    Who would close this game?

  • Chen Meng Wang

    A Hector Hoesi sighting, in a close game no less(I was going to say meaningful, but it’s really not so much.)

    • Rigoleto

      You play to win the game.

      • Chen Meng Wang

        Do you ever play to lose the game?

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

          Every time you bunt in a situation in which it’s not absolutely imperative to score exactly one run.

          • Chen Meng Wang

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cs1lCSzMnl4

            sorry anytime somebody says the phrase “you play to win the game” I think of this commercial.

          • CP

            Except when there are runners on 1st and 2nd, no outs. Then it actually increases the chances of scoring.

            • The Fallen Phoenix

              It actually increases the chances of scoring one run, while decreasing your chances of scoring more than one run.

              So in the long-run it still decreases your chances of scoring.

              • CUYanks

                Did anyone catch Cervelli getting hit there on the backswing? Looked painful.

                • CUYanks

                  Sorry didn’t mean to reply here.

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

              The Fallen Phoenix beat me too it. It increases your chances of scoring one run, not multiple runs.

              • CUYanks

                Yeah, what we’re looking for here is that it decreases run expectancy, which is what a team should be avoiding except in very specific close/late situations.

                I.e. here http://www.tangotiger.net/RE9902.html

                This is from 1999-2002, but you see going from 1st and 2nd no outs to 2nd and 3rd 1 out changes your run expectancy from 1.573 to 1.467

  • Rigoleto

    Girardi just called Steve Trachsel on the phone and asked him if there was any way he could get to the stadium, sign a contract, and pitch reeeeealy slowly.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Make Buck suffer for as long as possible?

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    Is it still pouring at the stadium?

    • Rigoleto

      yes

  • teddy

    another 0 and 2 cookie, yanks in full choke mode

  • Karl Krawfid

    nice hanging slider

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Phil Phuckin’ Hughes

    So what Noesi Phor one inning? two?

  • jon

    showalters playing for the tie to keep the game going

  • therealist

    slippery ball…almost a broken arm for Cano….cmon….lets be done with this game

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Do we see any of the big 3 tonight? Or is it gonna be Noesi, Logan and Wade?

  • Rigoleto

    extra innings for Suzyn’s birthday present, followed by a twilight zone appearance of Roger Clemens around 3 am who will announce his return…except he will be lying

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

    I still can’t comprehend how this game wasn’t called after the fifth inning. Buck just loves playing the spoiler doesnt he?

    • Rigoleto

      I don’t feel like Buck owes it to anyone to call or concede the game, but I don’t understand the disregard by the umps for the danger this poses to the players sliding around out there.

      • Ray the Anti-Handle

        He owes it to his players’ health.

  • Cy Pettitte

    forgot how much I like Hector

  • Karl Krawfid

    Boonie is gonna blow it

  • Rey22

    Don’t think I’ve ever seen Yankee Stadium so empty

  • mbonzo

    Boone Logan baby!

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    fuck

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    Oh fuck this game.

  • jon

    nice job logan

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Boone fail.

  • therealist

    lol…the lefty specialist that cant get lefties out

  • David N

    YHGTBSM.

    Logan vs. lefties = disaster.

  • boogie down

    How does Girardi not know that Boone stinks against lefties?

    • Greg

      He’s been better of late.

      • boogie down

        If true, my bad.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    fail.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Busting out booneno.jpg for this one

  • FachoinaNYY

    Ugh just no one get hurt PLEASE!

  • Karl Krawfid

    Should have left Noesi in. I mean damn.

  • jon

    cant wait for the Os to get the go ahead run and call the game at the next at bat

  • therealist

    before this game started I could have dealt with the Yankees losing…felt it was a pretty good chance Hughes was gonna get tagged…but after this whole deal…with the umps refusing to call the game and the way buck has acted…this is now a must win

  • Rigoleto

    As opposed to the games where the players DON’T try to figure out how to win the game.

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

    Where’s SoRoMo? Still not available? We can’t win close games without them.

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

      Not worth risking injury in this mess.

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

        True. Not even an important game. But it still pisses me off.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Buck Foone.

    Cory is awesome though

  • David N

    I guess it’s an appropriate night for a guy named Wade.

  • Greg

    Honestly what else is Girardi supposed to do? Boone Logan is on the team for one reason. And if he cant be trusted, then why dont they cut him?

    • David N

      Pitch him against righties – he does fine then.

  • therealist

    shes like, I WILL get my moment…..

  • Karl Krawfid

    omg it sounds so bad

  • boogie down

    Is she really going to drag this out as long as possible??

  • Rigoleto

    Lovin’ the crown.

  • Chop It Up

    Anybody here remember a game like this vs. the O’s in like 2001? I believe it was Ripken’s last game in NY and it poured the entire day. I think they called it a tie in the 14th or 15th.

  • MikeD

    Teix’s face was classic listening to her.

    Wonder if Jeter has her number yet.

  • jon

    lol you know that girl though wow how cool is it going to be singing in front of 40k people

    yep not so much

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

      40k? Try 40.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    I’ve never heard the stadium echo like that with some one singing…damn the place must be empty…

  • Jesus Freak

    There she is… Miss America…

    /bert parks’d

  • MikeD

    Hunter’s only thrown 81 pitches? He can go ten or eleven innings at this pace.

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    Is there a way to give Posada every AB in this game?

    • Ray the Anti-Handle

      Damn, NVM.

  • jon

    this game is a fucking joke

  • Cy Pettitte

    only Posada, just amazing.

  • Jetrer

    knew he was going to do that

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    The fuck?

  • MikeD

    Doesn’t his turn have to cross the line?

    • MikeD

      Guess not.

    • sangreal

      (j) He fails to return at once to first base after overrunning or oversliding that base. If he attempts to run to second he is out when tagged. If, after overrunning or oversliding first base he starts toward the dugout, or toward his position, and fails to return to first base at once, he is out, on appeal, when he or the base is tagged;;

      You just have to make an “attempt” to advance, but I think it is still questionable that he did that. Whatever

  • therealist

    that is so effing ridiculous

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    so much fail

  • Karl Krawfid

    Yep. That happened also.

  • Greg

    Ok we need to win this game.

  • ox

    chavez so good

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

  • mbonzo

    Thats fan interference.

  • Jetrer

    Cervelli with the power

  • Cy Pettitte

    Cervellian! HOME RUN? holy shit!

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

      True Yankee(tm)!

  • Karl Krawfid

    Cervelli chea!!

  • CUYanks

    That’s a good call there, but even if it wasn’t it’s inexcusable for Posada not to get back to the base when he can do so easily, just to be safe.

  • Rigoleto

    This game’s got it all!

    • CUYanks

      Awesome.

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    If that’s fan interference I swear to God…

  • swishers fauxhawk

    #LOL

  • MikeD

    That’s a HR.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Jeffery Maier’d

  • therealist

    lol

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Of course.

  • jon

    thats totally a homer if the fan didnt get involved

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      I’m not convinced. I think it might be off the wall. It’s also worth mentioning that if you, as the fan, have reach over the wall to catch the ball…

  • Jesus Freak

    fucking buck.

    low class, loser.

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

      You said it.

  • mbonzo

    Cervelli has been so hot, I blame Cano.

  • boogie down

    Home fucking Run.

  • flamingo

    Cervelli’s on a tear!

  • MikeD

    Technically, to overule the original call it has to be clearly wrong, which it’s not. It should be a HR.

  • YankeesJunkie

    So ow did Hughes look as his numbers looked fairly respectable.

    • jon

      it would have been much better if he could throw faster than 90mph

  • therealist

    how about the fact that the fielder was about 4 feet away from even catching that ball

  • pop up teixeira

    Cervelli lol…

  • CUYanks

    Could have gone either way, but the call on the field being a HR definitely helps the Yankees here.

    • Jetrer

      yeah, replay was inconclusive if it would have gone out or not, so they stick with the original call

  • Gonzo

    They’re going to call it interference.

    • Gonzo

      So glad to be wrong.

  • Cy Pettitte

    can’t wait to see Buck’s reaction when they call it a HR

  • David N

    The way things are going, you have to figure this one is being called back.

    • David N

      Pleasant surprise FTW.

      Can Buck please argue and be tossed? That would make my night/early morning.

  • therealist

    YESSSSSSS

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    HAHA someone (Buck?) said “bullshit!”

  • Karl Krawfid

    I heard someone say “bullshit”

  • CUYanks

    I always find it amazing that there aren’t a few cameras specially set up with better angles since replay is now a part of the rules.

    Also, I have a feeling one of the managers might get run here.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Who said bullshit? Buck?

  • YankeesJunkie

    I am glad I just woke up to see the game winning HR, this game can’t go much longer can it.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Fuck you Buck, stop, just stop it.

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

      Fuck Buck
      Buck Fuck

  • Greg

    No indisputable evidence.

  • Rigoleto

    Love how no one’s getting censored tonight…that’s the second bout of colorful language.

    • Rigoleto

      Anyone catch Swisher’s f-bomb?

  • teddy

    yanks should be up 2 runs, idiot posada

  • Samuel Pacarro

    Hooray! Screw Buck!!

    Yanks Lead 4-3!!

    Good call by Umps!!

  • boogie down

    Buck, Buck, Buck-COCK

  • jon

    damn i was hoping for buck to make a giant stink and the umps call the game

  • therealist

    just think Buck, if you had let the game be called after the 5th, you wouldnt have been around to be screwed….lol

  • Rey22

    Please just call this stupid game already

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    This game has everything. Now we just need a balk and some ejections.

    • CUYanks

      Throw in a couple of interference and obstruction calls for good measure.

      Oh, and Brett Gardner hitting a ball off the foul pole.

      • http://deleted Total Dominication

        add in running out of the base paths too. also reversed on field calls.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Thats 2 hrs for Cervy tonight without the wind.

  • CUYanks

    Nice work by the Yankees fans who stayed at the game!

  • flamingo

    This game is CRAZY.

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    Double HAHAHAHAHAHA!

  • Karl Krawfid

    200th bomb chea!

  • Jetrer

    Gardy!!!

  • mbonzo

    Cervelli and Gardner homeruns? Well I’m done.

  • David N

    The grittiness!

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    So, who had Gardner in the text poll?

  • Cy Pettitte

    GARDY!!!!!!! #200!!!!!!!

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

    Gardner’s had enough of this shit.

  • teddy

    lol gardner nice

  • Samuel Pacarro

    Gritty Gardner!!!

    And #200 to boot!
    Yanks 5-3!!

  • therealist

    hahahahahahahahahah back to back homeruns from Cervi and Gardner!!! oooooooh sweeeeet justice

  • YankeesJunkie

    Brett fucking Gardner!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    what is this madness?

    • David N

      This game has entered Bizarro-world. Next thing you know all the Yankees will have mustaches and Buck will not be a prick.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    FUCK YEAH GARDNER. GO FUCK YOURSELF BUCK.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Back to back! Belly to Belly for Cervi and Gardy! Gardner got 200 lol.

  • jon

    wow i thought it was off the pole thats a decent shot

  • Jesus Freak

    Yankees are still hitting too many home runs.

    /ESPN’d

    • Chen Meng Wang

      There is no way they can sustain this throughout the season.

  • Chip

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha…..breath..”….”Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

  • pop up teixeira

    review that buck! lol

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Yep.`

  • Pat D

    It’s amazing how I should have seen none of this game, now I’m seeing most of it, and it’s been one of the oddest games ever.

    • Ray the Anti-Handle

      I need to be awake in 4 hours, but I can’t pry myself away from this bizarre game…

  • Avi

    The results not withstanding, it’s incredibly stupid to give Gardner the green light on a 3-0 pitch.

    • http://deleted Total Dominication

      today is backwards day

      • CUYanks

        Oh, it’s like that “pitch backwards” thing. Here Brett was “hitting backwards” Next we will see Vlad and Cano take their first pitches for the same effect.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      You have the lead, it’s a meaningless game, why the hell not?

    • CUYanks

      Hard to argue with you there. Two outs I guess it’s slightly less terrible than with 1 or 2 (but still so)

    • Jetrer

      2 outs, already have the lead, why not??

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      Respectfully disagree. I trust Gardner’s plate discipline, strikezone judgment, and pitch recognition enough to let him – and not the dugout – decide whether or not he should swing at a 3-0 pitch.

    • Gonzo

      I thought it was a 2-0 pitch.

  • pinebarrens

    this is the beat game all year. gardner is not a pussy. he was pissed, look at that face.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    That was a bullet too, not one of his lofted homers into the front seats in right.

  • MikeD

    Cervelli with a HR. Gardner with a HR. Biblical floods.

    I’m concerned.

    • MikeD

      …and I should add, all has happened after Jesus showed up in the Bronx.

      Now praying for all my past sins.

      • Rigoleto

        The Jesus abides.

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

    FUCK BUCK FUCK BUCK FUCK BUCK FUCK BUCK FUCK BUCK FUCK BUCK FUCK BUCK FUCK BUCK FUCK BUCK!

    Keep piling on boys! Add to his humiliation.

  • Chip

    Poor buck, he looks like an idiot version of Anderson Cooper running around in the rain

  • Mojo

    This game has been so bizarre, so surreal. It’s as though they’re playing in the Sandlot and none of this actually counts, as though this game never actually happened… My mind… It’s gone. I’m wasting away.

  • upchuckbuck

    now Grandy needs to snap this mini slump with an exclamation point

  • Kibbitty

    Love how with Gardner’s HR, it didn’t matter if Cervi was on second or in the dugout.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Lets blow this open and bring on Brackman!

    • CUYanks

      Brackman for the Save!!

  • Chip

    If grander son hits one out, we might see a flood of replacements

  • Dude

    Get. Jeter. Off. The Basepads.

  • BK2ATL

    Weirdest Yankee game in a while. As long as we win….

  • jon

    grandy man with the hat trick

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Mike, I have very high standards for tonight’s recap. How about “Yankees beat the Lolrioe’s, just for shits and giggles”?

    • CUYanks

      How about “Buckster’s Last Stand” or something about “Nature Being a Mother Bucker”

      • Greg

        The Buck Stops Here

  • ItsATarp

    Grandy has been slumping for a bit, but i feel like he’s going to have a huge week coming up. Seems to be like that for the season now.

  • upchuckbuck

    the complete dbagness of Buck has lit a fire under the Yanks…they dont care about the rain, the fact that its 153am…you cant tell they want to win this game

  • Pat D

    This slump could very well cost Granderson the MVP.

    Just sayin’.

    • upchuckbuck

      Granderson hits homeruns in spurts….he’s about to have 4 in 5 days…

    • Mojo

      I agree. Also, the K’s are horrendous. I have absolutely NOTHING to base this off, but when was the last time an MVP (candidate) struck out as often as Curtis? It’s be nice to see both Tex and Granderson explode in the playoffs, although I’m almost confident that it will not happen.

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

        Ryan Howard, off the top of my head.

        • Mojo

          Yeah, but his line read something like .315/.415/.650 that year. Whether he struck out 200 times or not, he had one hell of a year. And he almost had 60 HRs… Curtis can’t touch the season that Howard had back then.

          • MikeD

            Howard’s OPS+ was in the mid 160s vs. 150 for Curtis, so that favors Howard, but Granderon’s fWAR is 6.7 vs Howard’s 6.2, so yes he can touch his season, and by some measurements Grandy’s season is better.

            But if your argument is that there will be a segment of the BBWAA who will hold his BA against him, you are correct. There are sadly a lot of BBWAA members who not that bright and really don’t understand how runs are created, or who actually think hitting a soft fly to center is a “better way” to make an out than a strike out.

            No matter. Bautista is the MVP.

        • CUYanks

          Matt Kemp, this year.

      • ItsATarp

        Ryan Howard

      • BK2ATL

        Per #PeteAbe Pete Abraham
        Jose Bautista is 36 of 150 (.240) with 43 strikeouts since the All-Star break. Yikes.

      • MikeD

        Those who focus on how outs are made, such a strike out vs. a pop up, have little understanding of baseball and hitting.

    • CUYanks

      Bautista’s .260 average last year certainly doomed his MVP campaign, and an average in the .260’s for Curtis would very likely do the same.

    • ItsATarp

      If he goes on a tear next week, his numbers will sky rocket quickly and we’ll forget about this slump like with Gardner.

      • Mojo

        Is Gardner’s slump over? Didn’t he have an Ofer yesterday?

        • ItsATarp

          He had a decent toronto series

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

        WWWCGW, lol.

    • ItsATarp

      here’s Grandy’s game by game

      http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/pl.....sMRZGFCLcF

      notice the trend in BA.

  • Rigoleto
  • YankeesJunkie

    Once a game goes past 1 am they should let the ump call his own strike zone without consequence.

  • StanfordBen

    Everyone calm down, Vlad swung at the first pitch, we’re back to normal. Phew

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Anyone else think they should take out Grandy, and put Golson in left right now?

  • teddy

    question is mo still up at this hour?

  • boogie down

    It’s crazy that this game has accrued this many comments. I think the tally was around 130 when the game started, so there have been 750+ comments for a game that began at 11:00.

    • Mojo

      Pacific

  • flamingo

    Would you leave Robertson in for the save?

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Robertson restoring order.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    The only think I’m wondering here is how Reynolds will k.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    The world just exploded.

  • flamingo

    Love Cano.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0 Gonzo

    Let me guess, Buck is going to ask the game get called in the top of the 9th with 2 outs, right?

    • nsalem

      that makes absolutely no sense. the orioles would lose

      • boogie down

        But it would stay in line with Buck’s mantra, which is, “Be as much of a dick to the Yanks as possible.” Everything after the 5th would then officially be an unnecessary nuisance.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Smooth

  • upchuckbuck

    wieters…big home run swing….slow as fuck running

  • YankeesJunkie

    beautiful play

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    With that pc, he def goes back out. No?

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Garardi: “Fine buck, You want to be a douche? Guys, we’re winning this fucking game. All hands on deck ::Picks up BP phone:: Get the big guns ready.

    • YankeesJunkie

      Can’t wait for the brawl in the ninth.

      • Chen Meng Wang

        I usually don’t condone beaning a guy but if we score some runs here and it’s a blow out, get two outs, bring in Brackman or Kontos to drill a guy. Frustration is let out, and one of our kids throws a big league pitch. Two birds, one stone.

  • YankeesJunkie

    I think the only game that I have seen gone later than this one was a game versus Detroit in which Roger Clemens was starting.

    /nostalgia’d

    • sangreal

      I’m almost certain there have been West Coast games later than this

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        That 12 inning game against the Mariners earlier this year comes to mind.

      • YankeesJunkie

        That Detroit game went to about 3 am EST which is really late for even a west coast game. I am doubting you I have not seen one in the eight years I have watched the Yanks.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Come on blow this open, we don’t wanna use Mo in this shitty weather.

  • MikeD

    Mo? Mo should be resting.

    Well, I guess he hasn’t pitched since Monday and it is now Wednesday.

  • Pat D

    Let’s not make this interesting tonight, Mo.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    So tomorrow’s game is the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees vs The O’s right?

    • ItsATarp

      Plus Arod

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

      A-Rod, Martin, Jones, and Montero will play. I can’t imagine Jeter will.

    • Chip

      Start manny and we would probably still win

    • Jetrer

      ARod, Jesus, and Martin should all be available
      that’s enough to beat the O’s

      • Chen Meng Wang

        Dickerson CF
        Nunez SS
        Montero DH
        A-Rod 3B
        Jones LF
        Martin C
        Laird 1B
        Pena 2B
        Golson RF

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Gardner cf
      Nunez ss
      Montero dh
      Arod 3b
      Jones lf
      Martin c
      Posada 1b
      Dickerson rf
      Pena 2b

      • MikeD

        Posada won’t play. He’ll be in his wheelchair.

        Montero doesn’t bat third.

        • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

          Put Laird or someone at first, hell why not bring up Jorge Vasquez? (not sure if he’s on the 40 man)

          who else is a better option to bat 3rd?

          • MikeD

            They’d put Jones there first. Batting third and fourth are positions that generally go to the veterans who have produced in the past. Montero for all the hype is still just a rookie in his fourth or fifth game. They’d put Andruw there, especially the way he’s been hitting.

      • Nick

        perhaps laird at 1st?

  • Pat D

    Exit light
    Enter night
    Take my hand
    Off to never-neverland

    It’s amazing how much longevity Mo has given that song.

  • MikeD

    Drunk wet girls.

    No additional comment.

  • Nick

    This game actually happened….. right?

  • Rey22

    Ugh, Mo shouldn’t be out there. Hopefully a quick 1-2-3

  • Karl Krawfid

    Where was that?

  • Karl Krawfid

    Oh great here we go

  • Chip

    Officially getting ridiculous

  • upchuckbuck

    eff you cornhold

  • Dude

    What Was Texerias Error?

    • mbonzo

      Hard hit groundball took a weird bounce off the first base bag. Shouldn’t have been an error if you ask me.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Ballgame!

  • David N

    HELL YES.

    Take that, Buck.

  • upchuckbuck

    seeing these guys behind the plate reminds me of old yankee stadium when commoners could afford those seats…when it used to be rowdy and exciting

  • YankeesJunkie

    Greatest Game Ever? Greatest Game Ever.

  • flamingo

    Theeeee Yankees win! TAKE THAT, SHOWALTER.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    598 saves. save some for the Red Sox series!

  • teddy

    so for the day game, no mo,rob, no jeter?

    not the prettyiest win, weird game

  • Rey22

    Most annoying win of the year, hands down.

  • BK2ATL

    Game over. Fuck you Buck!!!

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    Finally!

  • spectra

    So instead of New York New York does the PA come on say “please xit quickly we have a game in a few hours to prepare for”

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    SWB lineup will pound out 8 runs tomorrow.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    All was well.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    yay we won. Go fuck yourself buck.

  • Jesus Freak

    6-0 in September

    6-0 in the Jesus Era.

    34 games over .500

  • upchuckbuck

    come on back in 11 hours

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Yankees out troll lolrioles, just for shits and giggles.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Dickerson CF
    Nunez SS
    Montero DH
    A-Rod 3B
    Jones LF
    Martin C
    Laird 1B
    Pena 2B
    Golson RF

    tomorrow’s line up.

    • Nick

      maybe. that would be fun

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

    If I had to use one word to describe that game, I would use (drumroll) GRITTY

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0 Gonzo

    Tonight’s recap:

    Waterworld

  • BK2ATL

    Phil deserved the win!!! He gutted this one out and kept us in the game on a truly nasty night.

    IF it were an AJ start,….(fill in the dots).

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Phil Phuckin’ Hughes

    Thoughts on Hughes?

    • Chen Meng Wang

      All things considered, I think he pitched fairly well…

    • BK2ATL

      Not his best stuff overall, but showed heart,

      Other than one bad pitching sequence, after several delays, he had to earn the respect of the entire clubhouse. Not often does a game start at 11:00 pm.

      6 innings, 2 runs in a torrential downpour, I think the kid did well.

    • Nick

      decent stuff but good results espchily considering a four hour delay

  • teddy

    major props to the fans who stayed at the game