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

963 Comments»

  1. Zanath says:

    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?

  2. Will says:

    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?

  3. Jason says:

    No Jesus?

  4. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    This is why Yankee Stadium needs a roof!

    /hopingyoucanpickuponthesarcasm

    • LiterallyFigurative says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

          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 says:

            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 says:

            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 says:

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

  5. Xstar7 says:

    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.

  6. teddy says:

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

  7. Levi says:

    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?

    • Xstar7 says:

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

    • Dan says:

      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 says:

      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.

    • whozat says:

      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 says:

      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.

  8. gc says:

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

  9. Anthony says:

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

    • Levi says:

      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 says:

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

    • Mike HC says:

      The Blind Side

      ha

  10. pat says:

    Wonder how Jorge feels about the pity start.

  11. Pants Lendelton says:

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

  12. Tyrion Lannister says:

    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.

  13. Monteroisdinero says:

    Watching Lestuh against the Jays. Await the report on Beckett

  14. dkidd says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

      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 says:

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

  15. Karl Krawfid says:

    doubles on a pop up to short stop?

    lol

    • whozat says:

      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.

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

  17. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    God damnit Blue Jays…

    • Brian S. says:

      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.

  18. Xstar7 says:

    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……

  19. Mike HC says:

    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 says:

      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.

  20. Xstar7 says:

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

  21. Guns of the Navarone says:

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

  22. Guest says:

    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.

  23. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Holy fuck Blue Jays getting hammered.

  24. LiterallyFigurative says:

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

  25. Nogomo says:

    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.

  26. Monteroisdinero says:

    A Strasburg/Montero battery would be very nice.

  27. LiterallyFigurative says:

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

  28. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    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…

  29. Monteroisdinero says:

    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.

  30. Cy Pettitte says:

    damn this Jays pitch is just terrible.

  31. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Jeez…8-0 sox…

  32. Nuke LaDoosh says:

    Any chance there is a game tonight?

  33. Tom Zig says:

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

  34. Avi says:

    To have Posada in the lineup over Montero is CRIMINAL.

  35. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  36. Pants Lendelton says:

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

  37. dw says:

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

  38. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    The Sox will score 20 tonight.

  39. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Don Orsillo just called the Brewers the Bruins.

  40. toad says:

    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 says:

      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.

  41. wow says:

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

  42. CMP says:

    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 says:

      That’s a really good article.

      • BK2ATL says:

        +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.”

  43. Pat D says:

    Stuck at work.

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

  44. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  45. chris says:

    what the heck is going on?

  46. Xstar7 says:

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

  47. Cuso says:

    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.

  48. mbonzo says:

    This rain is disrespectful to Wally’s memory?

    /amIShowalteringitright

  49. MikeD says:

    Midnight start time?

    Anyone up for baseball at 3am?

    • Jesus Freak says:

      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 says:

      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.

  50. MikeD says:

    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.

  51. bonestock94 says:

    lol I think they’re gonna play…

    Day game tomorrow btw

    • MikeD says:

      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.

  52. Cuso says:

    Schilling makes me wanna puke

  53. Jesus Freak says:

    Midnight Baseball.

  54. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

  55. Sarah says:

    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.

  56. Xstar7 says:

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

  57. Brian S. says:

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

    • Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

      They have to.

      • Sarah says:

        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 says:

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

          • Sarah says:

            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 says:

              Sanity is disrespectful to Mike Flanagan.

            • Hall and Nokes says:

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

              • Sarah says:

                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 says:

                  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 says:

                    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.

                • Xstar7 says:

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

  58. steve (different one) says:

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

  59. Kibbitty says:

    Watching those strasburg highlights…

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

  60. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  61. Cy Pettitte says:

    this is a Marins-esque crowd at the stadium

  62. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    any real chance of this game getting played tonight?

  63. Joe says:

    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

  64. Mike HC says:

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

  65. Mike HC says:

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

  66. Mister Delaware says:

    That was a really good anthem.

  67. Sarah says:

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

  68. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Hope for a blowout so we can see Brackman.

  69. Mister Delaware says:

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

  70. Zach says:

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

  71. Sarah says:

    Is it raining still? This is ridiculous.

  72. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    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?

  73. Wooderson says:

    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.

  74. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    over under 200 people at the stadium right now

  75. Mike HC says:

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

  76. Ivan says:

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

  77. Mike HC says:

    Mixed up.

    That looked funny

  78. Mike HC says:

    Curve is breaking pretty good this inning

  79. David N says:

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

  80. thebluetarp says:

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

  81. NJ_Andy says:

    So hit 5 innings and call the game?

  82. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  83. Greg says:

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

  84. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

  85. 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.

  86. boogie down says:

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

  87. Rey22 says:

    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.

  88. mbonzo says:

    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.

  89. thebluetarp says:

    every ball not swung at should be an automatic strike

  90. Sarah says:

    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.

  91. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Jesus will!

  92. Cy Pettitte says:

    5. Other (Jesus)

  93. BK2ATL says:

    Oh shit, they started the game.

  94. mbonzo says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

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

      • mbonzo says:

        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.

        • Xstar7 says:

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

        • LiterallyFigurative says:

          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.

  95. thebluetarp says:

    Phil Hughes is a beast in torrential rain

  96. boogie down says:

    Alright, Philly!

  97. JT says:

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

  98. boogie down says:

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

  99. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

  100. Greg says:

    Our hitters look like they dont care right now.

  101. Mister Delaware says:

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

  102. Kostas says:

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

  103. boogie down says:

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

  104. Bartolo's Colon says:

    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

  105. Mike HC says:

    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.”

  106. Kostas says:

    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..

  107. Brandon says:

    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!

  108. tom says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

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

      • tom says:

        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 says:

          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.

  109. Kibbitty says:

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

  110. dkidd says:

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

  111. Martin would have blocked that….

  112. Brandon says:

    Flash is pretty freakin feisty and I love it.

  113. mbonzo says:

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

    • Cy Pettitte says:

      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.”

  114. pat says:

    In the faaaaaace!!!!

  115. FIPster Doofus says:

    Wow. What a recovery by Cano.

  116. CBean says:

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

  117. Cy Pettitte says:

    4-4′s face-3 put out.

  118. Brandon says:

    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.

  119. Greg says:

    Would not be surprised if Hunter has a no hitter.

  120. CBean says:

    Ha. Jorgie says Jesus who.

  121. David N says:

    Hip Hip!

  122. Karl Krawfid says:

    Jorge oh my!

  123. pat says:

    HAHAHAHAHA sorry I said it was a pity start Posada.

  124. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Hip Hip!

  125. Cy Pettitte says:

    Jorge doing his best Jesus impression.

  126. Mike Axisa says:

    Jorge wants to go home.

  127. Jetrer says:

    Jorge says: I wanna play too

  128. Bartolo's Colon says:

    game over! yankees win!

  129. mbonzo says:

    HIP HIP :*)

  130. therealist says:

    Jorge says….not yet Jesus

  131. Bobtaco says:

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

  132. David N says:

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

  133. Bartolo's Colon says:

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

  134. MikeD says:

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

  135. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Cervelli putting on a show tonight.

  136. Cuso says:

    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. :)

  137. Brandon says:

    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.

  138. Xstar7 says:

    Jorge says No! (to Montero)

  139. Karl Krawfid says:

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

  140. Chen Meng Wang says:

    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…

  141. Karl Krawfid says:

    90 mph blazing heat

  142. Chen Meng Wang says:

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

  143. boogie down says:

    A-Rod, Jeter, Cano, Posada and ?

  144. Rigoleto says:

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

  145. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  146. Greg says:

    Phil starting to lose control a little bit.

  147. Bill says:

    Nothing is more stupefying than a Mark Reynolds walk.

  148. BK2ATL says:

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

  149. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    A Changeup!

  150. tom says:

    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?

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

    /poorly word’d

  152. Jetrer says:

    Jesus could have done that

  153. Cy Pettitte says:

    that’s Cervelli.

  154. mbonzo says:

    Davis is out, grrrrrr.

  155. therealist says:

    3 run hrmr coming

  156. Greg says:

    Hit his back foot.

  157. CBean says:

    Goddammit Cervelli.

  158. Karl Krawfid says:

    Andino = Bambino

    Grandino slam coming up.

  159. Jetrer says:

    he was out

  160. Mojo says:

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

  161. dkidd says:

    frankie goes to benchwood

  162. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    So Cervelli’s at 3rd now?

    /Kay is clueless’d

  163. Cy Pettitte says:

    damn that asshole for making Phil throw an extra pitch

  164. Greg says:

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

  165. Rigoleto says:

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

  166. BK2ATL says:

    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 says:

      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.

  167. Frigidevil says:

    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.

  168. Chop It Up says:

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

    • MikeD says:

      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!

  169. Kostas says:

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

    • mbonzo says:

      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.

  170. Greg says:

    Granderson has to get that average up

  171. Karl Krawfid says:

    Oh bullshit

  172. Chen Meng Wang says:

    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?

  173. Chen Meng Wang says:

    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…

  174. Kostas says:

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

  175. mbonzo says:

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

    • Xstar7 says:

      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 says:

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

        • Xstar7 says:

          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.

  176. therealist says:

    cmon rainnnnnnn

  177. mbonzo says:

    Pitch faster Hughes.

  178. Mojo says:

    Wow. Yankees suck my chode tonight.

  179. Cy Pettitte says:

    hurry up Phil! get this game official.

  180. MikeD says:

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

  181. David N says:

    One more half inning….

  182. Karl Krawfid says:

    Did Felix morph into Hughes?

  183. Rey22 says:

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

  184. therealist says:

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

  185. Ivan says:

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

  186. boogie down says:

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

  187. Dude says:

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

  188. Rigoleto says:

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

  189. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    come on Phil, 2 more outs.

  190. boogie down says:

    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 says:

      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?

  191. Rigoleto says:

    Surprised Jeter and Tex are playing over Penunez and whomever.

  192. Kostas says:

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

  193. Ivan says:

    Yaaaay, Yankees win.

  194. MikeD says:

    Okay, let’s call it a game.

  195. Cy Pettitte says:

    the Yankees win? call it, jerks.

  196. Chen Meng Wang says:

    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.

  197. Karl Krawfid says:

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

  198. sangreal says:

    Alright, call it. Another CGSO for Hughes

  199. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Official game! now call the game.

  200. Mike Axisa says:

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

  201. Mickey Scheister says:

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

  202. therealist says:

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

  203. David N says:

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

  204. boogie down says:

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

  205. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

  206. MikeD says:

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

  207. Greg says:

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

  208. Buck convinced the umps they can still comeback.

  209. Rigoleto says:

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

  210. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Are they seriously asking Buck what he wants to do?

    • Chen Meng Wang says:

      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 says:

        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.

  211. 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.

  212. therealist says:

    why does douchewalter get a say?

  213. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  214. Rigoleto says:

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

  215. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    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?

  216. tom says:

    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?!?

  217. FIPster Doofus says:

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

  218. therealist says:

    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

  219. sangreal says:

    This feels really disrespectful to Flanny to me

    • Cy Pettitte says:

      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.

  220. Rigoleto says:

    This is ridiculous.

  221. MikeD says:

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

  222. Chen Meng Wang says:

    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.

  223. Mickey Scheister says:

    It’s all good till someone pulls a hammy.

  224. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

  225. Xstar7 says:

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

  226. Rey22 says:

    Why the hell are they still going?

  227. Frigidevil says:

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

  228. Greg says:

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

  229. tom says:

    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.

  230. Rigoleto says:

    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…”

  231. flamingo says:

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

  232. MikeD says:

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

  233. Dude says:

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

  234. Mojo says:

    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?

  235. Rey22 says:

    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.

  236. mbonzo says:

    Off the end of Swish’s bat. :/

  237. therealist says:

    this will go down as the most pointless game ever

  238. MikeD says:

    Ball totally not travelling tonight.

  239. Chen Meng Wang says:

    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 says:

      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;

  240. Cy Pettitte says:

    Jorge is not gritty enough for a headfirst slide into first

  241. MikeD says:

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

  242. mbonzo says:

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

  243. Karl Krawfid says:

    Rofl that just happened

  244. FIPster Doofus says:

    Oriloles

  245. David N says:

    Jorge doing run-scoring.

  246. Mojo says:

    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?

  247. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

  248. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  249. Chen Meng Wang says:

    You deserved every second of this Showalter.

  250. flamingo says:

    Happy now, Buck?

    HIP HIP!

  251. Jetrer says:

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

  252. therealist says:

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

  253. Rigoleto says:

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

  254. JFH says:

    Hahahahahahaha! Sweet justice.

  255. sangreal says:

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

  256. NJ_Andy says:

    Buck is just trolling us at this point.

  257. Kostas says:

    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”

  258. Mickey Scheister says:

    CERVELLI !!!
    Running hard, albeit slowly!

  259. David N says:

    Okay, NOW can we call this?

  260. Greg says:

    That’ll teach Buck a lesson.

  261. Bartolo's Colon says:

    jorge is a one man wrecking crew! fuck buck

  262. Hughes still in after the layoff?

  263. LiterallyFigurative says:

    This game is now officially a mess

  264. dontchaknow says:

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

  265. Xstar7 says:

    Hilarious! They really need to call this game though.

  266. Rigoleto says:

    lotzo cat litter

  267. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Buck is gonna blame the grounds crew for that.

  268. boogie down says:

    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.

    • Xstar7 says:

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

    • MikeD says:

      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.

  269. ArchStanton says:

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

  270. Rigoleto says:

    No way Jeter plays tomorrow?

  271. spectra says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

      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.

  272. Kevin says:

    this is unreal…

  273. therealist says:

    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 says:

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

      • David N says:

        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.

    • Xstar7 says:

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

  274. Chen Meng Wang says:

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

  275. Yankees outlast Trollwalter and the Lolrioles (proposed recap title)

  276. Kevin says:

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

  277. Dude says:

    What Was The Error?

  278. Andruw Jones was traded to the Orioles?

  279. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  280. Rigoleto says:

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

  281. Greg says:

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

  282. LiterallyFigurative says:

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

  283. Chop It Up says:

    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.

  284. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  285. Gonzo says:

    Wut Da Ph*ck is going on here?

    Is it disrespectful to the call a game right now?

  286. Chen Meng Wang says:

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

  287. I’m holding my breath on every single flyball.

  288. Rigoleto says:

    Michael can’t verbally acknowledge Francessa’s existence,

  289. Kibbitty says:

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

  290. Rigoleto says:

    BUCK CALLED THE COMEBACK!!!

  291. David N says:

    Well crap.

  292. Karl Krawfid says:

    Fuck you Hughes.

  293. jon says:

    fucking kidding me hughes

  294. Rey22 says:

    Oh goddammit. -_-

  295. Jetrer says:

    well that was a very shitty 0-2 pitch

  296. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Fuck. this. game.

  297. Cy Pettitte says:

    fucking Phil are you serious right now? fuck.

  298. Ah Phuck. I blame Showalter.

  299. ArchStanton says:

    You’ve gotta be kidding me.

  300. therealist says:

    way to prove douchewalters point Hughes you fuck

  301. boogie down says:

    Fuck everybody, especially you Buckbitch.

  302. NJ_Andy says:

    Oh phuck.

  303. mbonzo says:

    Damn Wieters and your sweeping swing.

  304. Chen Meng Wang says:

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

  305. Greg says:

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

  306. teddy says:

    thanks giradri and hughes

  307. Mickey Scheister says:

    Phucken Phil.

  308. boogie down says:

    Fuck everybody, especially you, Buckbitch.

  309. LiterallyFigurative says:

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

  310. BK2ATL says:

    Damn it Phil!!!

  311. Karl Krawfid says:

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

  312. MikeD says:

    Okay, guys. Runs. One hit so far.

  313. Rigoleto says:

    Buck is kind of the Voldemort of the AL East.

  314. ArchStanton says:

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

  315. flamingo says:

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

  316. StanfordBen says:

    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.

  317. teddy says:

    hughes as a starter is a bust

  318. Karl Krawfid says:

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

    Trade his ass to the NL West.

  319. A-Rod's Wingman says:

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

  320. therealist says:

    crooked number here

  321. Xstar7 says:

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

    • spectra says:

      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

  322. JFH says:

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

  323. Rigoleto says:

    Jeter should not be in this.

  324. Chen Meng Wang says:

    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!!!

  325. teddy says:

    teix should bunt here

  326. mbonzo says:

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

  327. therealist says:

    thats what you get Showfuckter

  328. LiterallyFigurative says:

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

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

  329. Xstar7 says:

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

  330. Chop It Up says:

    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

  331. jon says:

    time for one of those line drive bullet homers

  332. MikeD says:

    Nobody get injured here.

  333. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Suck it, Buck

  334. mbonzo says:

    That might be a homerun on most nights.

  335. flamingo says:

    All right, Tex!

  336. radnom says:

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

  337. ArchStanton says:

    A swim-off single….

  338. teddy says:

    ok maybe not

  339. Rigoleto says:

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

  340. David N says:

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

    Let the damage continue.

  341. jon says:

    time to call the game now

  342. teddy says:

    awful at bat by cano

  343. mbonzo says:

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

  344. Kibbitty says:

    RobbieFAIL.

  345. therealist says:

    cmon swish

  346. Chen Meng Wang says:

    can we please call this game…

  347. Karl Krawfid says:

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

  348. Mickey Scheister says:

    Cano has as much plate disliplimce as Vladdy.

  349. CUYanks says:

    Who would close this game?

  350. Chen Meng Wang says:

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

  351. Rigoleto says:

    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.

  352. Ray the Anti-Handle says:

    Is it still pouring at the stadium?

  353. teddy says:

    another 0 and 2 cookie, yanks in full choke mode

  354. Karl Krawfid says:

    nice hanging slider

  355. So what Noesi Phor one inning? two?

  356. jon says:

    showalters playing for the tie to keep the game going

  357. therealist says:

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

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

  359. Rigoleto says:

    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

  360. Xstar7 says:

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

  361. Cy Pettitte says:

    forgot how much I like Hector

  362. Karl Krawfid says:

    Boonie is gonna blow it

  363. Rey22 says:

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

  364. mbonzo says:

    Boone Logan baby!

  365. Ray the Anti-Handle says:

    Oh fuck this game.

  366. jon says:

    nice job logan

  367. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Boone fail.

  368. therealist says:

    lol…the lefty specialist that cant get lefties out

  369. David N says:

    YHGTBSM.

    Logan vs. lefties = disaster.

  370. boogie down says:

    How does Girardi not know that Boone stinks against lefties?

  371. Chen Meng Wang says:

    fail.

  372. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Busting out booneno.jpg for this one

  373. FachoinaNYY says:

    Ugh just no one get hurt PLEASE!

  374. Karl Krawfid says:

    Should have left Noesi in. I mean damn.

  375. jon says:

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

  376. therealist says:

    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

  377. Rigoleto says:

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

  378. Xstar7 says:

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

  379. Cy Pettitte says:

    Buck Foone.

    Cory is awesome though

  380. David N says:

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

  381. Greg says:

    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?

  382. therealist says:

    shes like, I WILL get my moment…..

  383. Karl Krawfid says:

    omg it sounds so bad

  384. boogie down says:

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

  385. Rigoleto says:

    Lovin’ the crown.

  386. Chop It Up says:

    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.

  387. MikeD says:

    Teix’s face was classic listening to her.

    Wonder if Jeter has her number yet.

  388. jon says:

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

    yep not so much

  389. Chen Meng Wang says:

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

  390. Jesus Freak says:

    There she is… Miss America…

    /bert parks’d

  391. MikeD says:

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

  392. Ray the Anti-Handle says:

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

  393. jon says:

    this game is a fucking joke

  394. Cy Pettitte says:

    only Posada, just amazing.

  395. Jetrer says:

    knew he was going to do that

  396. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    The fuck?

  397. MikeD says:

    Doesn’t his turn have to cross the line?

    • MikeD says:

      Guess not.

    • sangreal says:

      (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

  398. therealist says:

    that is so effing ridiculous

  399. Karl Krawfid says:

    Yep. That happened also.

  400. Greg says:

    Ok we need to win this game.

  401. ox says:

    chavez so good

  402. Ray the Anti-Handle says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

  403. mbonzo says:

    Thats fan interference.

  404. Jetrer says:

    Cervelli with the power

  405. Cy Pettitte says:

    Cervellian! HOME RUN? holy shit!

  406. Karl Krawfid says:

    Cervelli chea!!

  407. CUYanks says:

    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.

  408. Rigoleto says:

    This game’s got it all!

  409. The Fallen Phoenix says:

    If that’s fan interference I swear to God…

  410. swishers fauxhawk says:

    #LOL

  411. MikeD says:

    That’s a HR.

  412. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Jeffery Maier’d

  413. therealist says:

    lol

  414. jon says:

    thats totally a homer if the fan didnt get involved

    • The Fallen Phoenix says:

      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…

  415. Jesus Freak says:

    fucking buck.

    low class, loser.

  416. mbonzo says:

    Cervelli has been so hot, I blame Cano.

  417. boogie down says:

    Home fucking Run.

  418. flamingo says:

    Cervelli’s on a tear!

  419. MikeD says:

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

  420. YankeesJunkie says:

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

  421. therealist says:

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

  422. pop up teixeira says:

    Cervelli lol…

  423. CUYanks says:

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

  424. Gonzo says:

    They’re going to call it interference.

  425. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  426. David N says:

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

  427. therealist says:

    YESSSSSSS

  428. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    HAHA someone (Buck?) said “bullshit!”

  429. Karl Krawfid says:

    I heard someone say “bullshit”

  430. CUYanks says:

    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.

  431. YankeesJunkie says:

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

  432. Chen Meng Wang says:

    Fuck you Buck, stop, just stop it.

  433. Greg says:

    No indisputable evidence.

  434. Rigoleto says:

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

  435. teddy says:

    yanks should be up 2 runs, idiot posada

  436. Samuel Pacarro says:

    Hooray! Screw Buck!!

    Yanks Lead 4-3!!

    Good call by Umps!!

  437. boogie down says:

    Buck, Buck, Buck-COCK

  438. jon says:

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

  439. therealist says:

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

  440. Rey22 says:

    Please just call this stupid game already

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

  442. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Thats 2 hrs for Cervy tonight without the wind.

  443. CUYanks says:

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

  444. flamingo says:

    This game is CRAZY.

  445. Ray the Anti-Handle says:

    Double HAHAHAHAHAHA!

  446. Karl Krawfid says:

    200th bomb chea!

  447. Jetrer says:

    Gardy!!!

  448. mbonzo says:

    Cervelli and Gardner homeruns? Well I’m done.

  449. David N says:

    The grittiness!

  450. The Fallen Phoenix says:

    So, who had Gardner in the text poll?

  451. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  452. Mike Axisa says:

    Gardner’s had enough of this shit.

  453. teddy says:

    lol gardner nice

  454. Samuel Pacarro says:

    Gritty Gardner!!!

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

  455. therealist says:

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

  456. YankeesJunkie says:

    Brett fucking Gardner!

  457. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    what is this madness?

    • David N says:

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

  458. Chen Meng Wang says:

    FUCK YEAH GARDNER. GO FUCK YOURSELF BUCK.

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

  460. jon says:

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

  461. Jesus Freak says:

    Yankees are still hitting too many home runs.

    /ESPN’d

  462. Chip says:

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

  463. pop up teixeira says:

    review that buck! lol

  464. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Yep.`

  465. Pat D says:

    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.

  466. Avi says:

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

  467. pinebarrens says:

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

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

  469. MikeD says:

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

    I’m concerned.

  470. Xstar7 says:

    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.

  471. Chip says:

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

  472. Mojo says:

    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.

  473. upchuckbuck says:

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

  474. Kibbitty says:

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

  475. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Lets blow this open and bring on Brackman!

  476. Chip says:

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

  477. Dude says:

    Get. Jeter. Off. The Basepads.

  478. BK2ATL says:

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

  479. jon says:

    grandy man with the hat trick

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

  481. ItsATarp says:

    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.

  482. upchuckbuck says:

    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

  483. Pat D says:

    This slump could very well cost Granderson the MVP.

    Just sayin’.

  484. YankeesJunkie says:

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

  485. StanfordBen says:

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

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

  487. teddy says:

    question is mo still up at this hour?

  488. boogie down says:

    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.

  489. flamingo says:

    Would you leave Robertson in for the save?

  490. Robertson restoring order.

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

  492. flamingo says:

    Love Cano.

  493. Gonzo says:

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

    • nsalem says:

      that makes absolutely no sense. the orioles would lose

      • boogie down says:

        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.

  494. Karl Krawfid says:

    Smooth

  495. upchuckbuck says:

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

  496. YankeesJunkie says:

    beautiful play

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

  498. Chen Meng Wang says:

    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 says:

      Can’t wait for the brawl in the ninth.

      • Chen Meng Wang says:

        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.

  499. YankeesJunkie says:

    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

  500. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

  501. MikeD says:

    Mo? Mo should be resting.

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

  502. Pat D says:

    Let’s not make this interesting tonight, Mo.

  503. Chen Meng Wang says:

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

  504. Pat D says:

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

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

  505. MikeD says:

    Drunk wet girls.

    No additional comment.

  506. Nick says:

    This game actually happened….. right?

  507. Rey22 says:

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

  508. Karl Krawfid says:

    Where was that?

  509. Karl Krawfid says:

    Oh great here we go

  510. Chip says:

    Officially getting ridiculous

  511. upchuckbuck says:

    eff you cornhold

  512. Dude says:

    What Was Texerias Error?

  513. Karl Krawfid says:

    Ballgame!

  514. David N says:

    HELL YES.

    Take that, Buck.

  515. upchuckbuck says:

    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

  516. YankeesJunkie says:

    Greatest Game Ever? Greatest Game Ever.

  517. flamingo says:

    Theeeee Yankees win! TAKE THAT, SHOWALTER.

  518. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    598 saves. save some for the Red Sox series!

  519. teddy says:

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

    not the prettyiest win, weird game

  520. Rey22 says:

    Most annoying win of the year, hands down.

  521. BK2ATL says:

    Game over. Fuck you Buck!!!

  522. Ray the Anti-Handle says:

    Finally!

  523. spectra says:

    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”

  524. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    SWB lineup will pound out 8 runs tomorrow.

  525. Chen Meng Wang says:

    yay we won. Go fuck yourself buck.

  526. Jesus Freak says:

    6-0 in September

    6-0 in the Jesus Era.

    34 games over .500

  527. upchuckbuck says:

    come on back in 11 hours

  528. Yankees out troll lolrioles, just for shits and giggles.

  529. Chen Meng Wang says:

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

    tomorrow’s line up.

  530. Xstar7 says:

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

  531. Gonzo says:

    Tonight’s recap:

    Waterworld

  532. BK2ATL says:

    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).

    • Chen Meng Wang says:

      All things considered, I think he pitched fairly well…

    • BK2ATL says:

      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 says:

      decent stuff but good results espchily considering a four hour delay

  533. teddy says:

    major props to the fans who stayed at the game

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