Sep
07

Game 141: The greatest lineup ever

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Think the Yankees are tired after playing until after 2 a.m. last night? They’re trotting out an interesting lineup today, one that contains just one player who started last night’s game. That’ll give everyone a nice rest before heading south to Baltimore and then West to Anaheim. Chances are the best of the bullpen will also get the day off today, due to heavy workloads.

Lineup:

1. Eduardo Nunez, SS
2. Russell Martin, C
3. Nick Swisher, RF — why not go all out and just start Dickerson?
4. Alex Rodriguez, 3B
5. Andruw Jones, LF
6. Jesus Montero, DH
7. Brandon Laird, 1B
8. Greg Golson, CF
9. Ramiro Pena, 2B

And on the mound, number thirty-four, A.J. Burnett.

Categories : Game Threads
  • Cy Pettitte

    what did Swish do to get on Joe’s shit list?

    • Yank The Frank

      This is pay back for that 1 out sacrifice bunt against Boston.

      • Yankee Fan 1

        I know you are joking but the same thing crossed my mind lol

        • Billy

          Lol. Good point. The Kangaroo Court verdict.

    • theyankeewarrior

      His back-up (Dickerson) isn’t right handed. And Swish is nasty from that side of the plate.

    • Nogomo

      Damn, I was thinking this too! Yeah, I immediately thought of that brain fart against Boston too, but of course Joe isn’t that mean.

      Is he?

  • The Constant Gardner

    ZOMG!

  • NY_SK

    At least A-rod is playing…

    • MannyGeee

      This is the opposite of the lineup A-Rod expected to play in when he re-signed in NY

  • Monteroisdinero

    This lineup will do fine. Rocket arm in cf and Montero creeping up to #6 in the order.

    Will this game end at 8 PM?

    • MUIDATS EEKNAY

      Will this game START at 8pm?

  • MUIDATS EEKNAY

    It would be funny if the team just sent the rest of the usual starters and the bullpen to Baltimore already.

  • vin

    Still better than 1/3 of the lineups out there.

    (haven’t actually researched it, but I’m feeling jingo-istic)

    • A.D.

      Better than the ‘Stros

  • http://none Favrest

    Still better than Baltimore’s line up.

  • JT

    Seems like it would be a good chance to get Jesus behind the dish, no?

    • Bartolo’s Colon

      not with aj on the mound, that is the definition of baptism by fire

    • Mike HC

      More important to keep Martin in rhythm

  • Mike HC

    I haven’t watched a minor league game in a while.

    That will change today I guess.

    • Mike HC

      I’m definitely digging passing out to a game and then basically walking up and watching another one right off the bat. Pretty cool.

      • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

        must be nice not to have to work…

        • Rafael

          You read my mind.

        • Mike HC

          Very. Also boring. Also will be short lived, fortunately.

          • Mike HC

            Also, being able to comment at RAB at work doesn’t sound like the worst gig in the world.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    I know 7-9 aren’t too great, but 1-6 isn’t too bad. I know it’s not what we’re used to, but it’s still not too bad. plus montero should hit another two hr’s today, right?

    i’m more worried about the inevitable aj implosion and the scrub relievers coming in. i’m not getting fooled or excited today by 1 or 2 good innings.

  • Adam

    Sadly..I think I would still take this order over what the O’s trot out on a day-to-day basis.

  • DERP

    Now I know how the Orioles feel.

    • Mike HC

      ha, but this looks something more like and NL West team would put together.

      • a.hinds

        does anyone have any evidence that the n.l. west is that much inferior to the a.l. east? i know on face alone you would assume so but did’nt the giants win the fucking world series last year? the n.l. west cant be that bad. because they fucking won!

        this is why they play the games right, its not just about whats on paper!

        • Mike HC

          I was focusing on the NL West hitting.

          Which, is clearly inferior to the AL East by a wide margin.

          • Tom O

            Yeah, the giants didn’t win the WS based on their powerhouse offense, it was on their insane pitching. If the Yankees suddenly trotted out three borderline aces behind CC we could compare that to the NL west too.

        • Pat D

          Worst run-scoring division is baseball. So there’s that.

  • Ted Nelson

    Crazy thing is that this line-up might be around MLB average (lots of variability with the young guys, of course… depending on Nunez, Montero, Laird, Golson… might be better or worse than average).

    • Mike HC

      Actually, a Swisher, ARod, Jones, Montero heart of the order, still probably makes this an above average lineup.

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

      That’s exactly what I thought. That’s still a decent lineup with three legit above average bats right in the middle.

  • http://unclemikesmusings.blogspot.com Uncle Mike

    Maybe this kind of surrounding team will bring “Good A.J.” out of hiding.

  • Jay T

    Hey, don’t knock AJ in this one. Remember, they tweeked his delivery and now he is Cy Young worthy. Oh wait, that’s not right.

    • vin

      I don’t know about Cy Young worthy, but might as well throw him in the MVP debate at least.

  • vin

    Is this the greatest bench ever?

    Gardner, Granderson, Chavez, Jeter, Cano, Tex.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      If they’re actually ON the bench, yeah.

      They might be sleeping in the clubhouse.

  • Preston

    This line-up with A.J. pitching is analogous to a punt.

    • Cy Pettitte

      Vegas says otherwise, Yanks still heavily favored to win, lol.

    • Ted Nelson

      Sort of, but putting a bunch of guys out there who played until 2 am might not help much today while hurting those guys and the team http://link.tbtrack.com/aff_c?.....15062going forward…

      At the same time A-Rod, Swisher, and Jones are .365+ wOBA hitters and Montero might be as well. Martin has a .330 wOBA. The defense is solid. As others are saying… this still might be a better team than the Orioles.

      • Ted Nelson

        Didn’t mean to put that link in… dragged it over from an add accidentally I guess.

      • Ted Nelson

        Plus a lot of pinch hitting options should a Pena, Golson, Laird, or maybe Nunez come up in a big spot late in the game.

  • buckcansuckit

    Yanks win 15-2 today

  • Karl Krawfid

    Swish – “You are one bad Motherfucker”

    lol

  • MikeD

    Swisher is always in overdrive. I wonder if he feels like he needs to take a nap half-way though the day.

    • MUIDATS EEKNAY

      Nick Swisher doesn’t take naps. They come to HIM.

  • Ben

    Completely unrelated but someone get this man a job:

    Jim Bowden: RBI’s do matter…the people that don’t think so, obviously haven’t spent their lives in the dugouts, clubhouses and batting cages. Human beings drive in runs. 2-0uts 2-strikes down a run men on 2nd and 3rd….Braun, Kemp, A-Gone, Howard…they’re getting the RBI’s…they do it with good clubs, bad clubs, good OBP guys and bad OBP guys….look at what A-Gone did with SD or Kemp this year with LA….why do you think the Tigers got so much better offensively…V-Mart RBI’s behind cabrera…even when the OBP of AJax and Ordonez was pitiful early in the year….ask Jim Leyland or any other MLB MGR…rBi’s matter because it’s like being in the boxing ring with 5 secs left and you a need a knock out….concentration, focus and the ability to WIN games and drive in RUNS is not a stat it’s a human physical accomplishment with the brain and hand eye coordination.

    • MattG

      This is exactly right, because everyone knows that, like in a boxing ring, you only need concentration and focus in the last five seconds of the round (or with people on base).

      Only selfish, me-first players focus and concentrate when there is no one on base. I hate those types of players.

    • http://twitter.com/JimIsBored JimIsBored (Jim S)

      I can’t stand this line of thinking. I’m fairly sure no one says driving in runs doesn’t matter.

      Guh.

    • pete

      if you could control when you got your hits, wouldn’t you always get hits?

  • theyankeewarrior

    Who says Cashman can’t build a bench?

    Tex
    Cano
    Jeet
    Grand
    Gardy

  • Sarah

    I’m loving this lineup. Hilarious.

    The real question is: why isn’t Dickerson playing for Swish? Did Swish piss someone off, or did he just draw the short straw?

    • Mike HC

      Girardi probably went by who seemed to have the most energy when they got to the ballpark. We all knew Swisher would win that one.

  • Dave B

    Why isn’t Jorge in the lineup. He only DH’d last night for God’s sake. Put the man at 1st.

    • Nick

      hes not used to being on base

    • theyankeewarrior

      He’s not a good right handed hitter.

      It’s a lineup of righties.

  • bonestock94

    Is this game starting on time?

    • mike_h

      yup, its raining lightly outside but still starting at 1:05

  • mike_h

    would have never guessed this lineup, this will probably be the lineup the day we clinch

  • buckcansuckit

    headline will read….Burnett backed by the Scranton All stars complete sweep of Baltimore

  • Karl Krawfid

    http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com.....d=18687641

    Great video. Yankee Stadium first pregame after 9-11.

    About 30 mins long.

  • Greg

    Does anyone mind giving me a streaming link please?

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Ah, a 1pm Wednesday start, Laird/Montero/Nuñez/Golson/Peña… there’s nothing like Spring Training baseball.

    Who’s scheduled to pitch today after Burnett? Maybe Kontos/Ayala/Brackman/Betances?

    Or did Betances already get sent across the street?

  • CBean

    I would be very pleased if this lineup still destroyed the Orioles lineup.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      This lineup could destroy the O’s even without ARod/Jones/Martin/Swish/Jesus.

  • theyankeewarrior

    Why not go all out and just start Dickerson?

    Because for the first time (ever?) the Yankees are featuring a lineup without a left-handed hitter.

    R
    R
    S
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    S

    Wow.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      We should have forfeited the DH and let A.J. hit for himself.

      • theyankeewarrior

        Too bad 5 days go by after AJ’s starts and Girardi has ample time to cool off.

    • http://twitter.com/JimIsBored JimIsBored (Jim S)

      That is weird.

  • Cy Pettitte

    there’s about 100 more people there today than there was for last night’s game.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    BTW, Bud Selig, A++ for putting the Yankees on the road on the tenth anniversary of September 11th. Just a great, great job all around.

    <(rolls eyes)

    • Monteroisdinero

      Well- some of the planes were heading for California!

    • http://www.twitter.com/brandonholley B-Rando

      I dunno man, doesn’t it feel weird to schedule events around that day like its a celebration or something?

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        I mean, I personally don’t care, but you know some people do and would appreciate having the team play a home game on the date, and clearly, the Yankees had every intention of commemorating the day in some fashion for those aforementioned people since they just did so a few days early on their only opportunity.

        The date has significance, and the two New York baseball teams played a significant role in returning a sense of normalcy to the city. I guarantee the Mets will have some ceremony on the day (as they should). It’s a shame the Yankees weren’t also afforded the opportunity to do the same.

        • Pat D

          I was going to make a comment here about how the Yankees losing the Series that year proves something, but I’ll refrain.

          Let me just say that considering what happened and how the Yankees lost in the WS, I found it offensive that Arizona’s win was nominated for one of the best moments in baseball history a few years after that.

    • Pat D

      Gotta be honest: I’m glad they’re on the road. Same with the Giants, though I already know the NFL is going to go overkill with the remembrances on Sunday.

  • buckcansuckit

    this will be the most stress free game of the year

  • MikeD

    Do the Creatures finish with “Boston Sucks” at the end of their player chants? If so, that totally is lame. The Yankees and their fans should never even recognize Boston.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      “Box seats suck”

      • MikeD

        Okay. I feel better.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Nunez – always an adventure

    • Mike HC

      You saw when he got into a rhythm playing short when Jeter was out he was much better.

      You stick him in there in these conditions for a spot start, and it is tough to really get on him.

      But yes, it is an adventure, ha.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Damn Nasty changes

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Justin Verlander has given up 2 home runs to Shelly Duncan.

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

      Should of kept.

    • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

      Shelly crushes fastballs.

    • Guns of the Navarone

      Shelley SMASH!!!

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      If voters are allowed to not vote for Jose Bautista for MVP because he plays for a bad team, I should be allowed to not vote for Justin Verlander for Cy Young for giving up homers to Shelley Duncan.

      • Pat D

        I agree.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          I also think all four Phillies aces should be disqualified from winning the NL Cy Young, because there’s four of them. If you lose one of them, the team would still win the NL East because they have three others.

          How valuable can they be when they’re on a good team?

          #turnaboutisfairplay

          • Pat D

            Same principle with AGon, Ellsbury and the Magic Elf.

      • Guns of the Navarone

        Number of homers Verlander has given up to Shelley Duncan – 2

        Number of homers CC has given up to Shelley Duncan – 0

        The Cy Young race is over.

        • http://twitter.com/JimIsBored JimIsBored (Jim S)

          Number of homers Shelley Duncan has given up to anyone – 0

          I think we have a new leader in the clubhouse.

  • Greg

    Cant really fault AJ for that run. Looks like simple smallball to me.

  • MannyGeee

    wow, who knew Russell was a #2 hitter at heart.

    • MikeD

      I think the Dodgers batted him there at times. Has a decent eye and runs well…for a catcher.

      • MannyGeee

        shit, I might be a #2 hitter in the NL West, so there’s that

  • Vocabularry

    Today Granderson gets to slow down the strikeout tirade he’s been on.
    170 ot bust. MVP my ass

    • Pat D

      You’re funny.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Mickey Mantle won the MVP three times. In all three seasons, he lead the league in strikeouts.

      • Vocabularry

        minus .270 hitter, WORST centerfielder in the league as per statistics, third in the league in k’s (more than Austin Jackson) and headed toward 170, and an anemic success rate with risp. MVP my ass.

        • http://twitter.com/JimIsBored JimIsBored (Jim S)

          Since apparently you’re one of those fans, he has the most RBI and runs scored in the AL.

          Also:
          wRC+: 155 and tied for 4th
          wOBA: .404, 5th
          SLG: .571, 3rd
          OBP: .373, which while not elite, I’ll take in a heartbeat from anyone

          I honestly have no idea whether you’re a troll or not, but this is my only response to you.

          • http://twitter.com/JimIsBored JimIsBored (Jim S)

            And just for fun even though it’s meaningless:

            Granderson with RISP this year: .248/.310/.545

            An .854 OPS is hardly anemic.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          plus .370 on-base-er, BEST centerfielder in the league as per slugging, second in the league in homers (more than David Ortiz or Mark Reynolds) and headed towards 45, and an anemic rate of outs made. If he’s not an MVP candidate, you’re an ass.

        • Pat D

          You’re still funny.

          • Vocabularry

            Any day of the week, and twice on Sundays, I’d take Ian Kennedy back instead of KKKKKKKKKurtis. A .245 ba with risp is not MVP caliber. Mentioning KKKKKKKurtis in the same sentence as Mickey Mantle is a violation of section 170.25 of the New York State Penal Law.

            • Pat D

              Well I did no such thing.

              Also, I don’t think IPK would have as much success in the AL East.

    • http://twitter.com/JimIsBored JimIsBored (Jim S)

      whaaaat?

  • buckcansuckit

    Perfect day for some opposite field power……cue Arod and Montero

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Young Jeezie is getting a granny

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      dammit A-Rod. You effed that up!

      :)

  • MannyGeee

    wow, A-rod is not fcking around!

  • Karl Krawfid

    That’s the A-Rod I know.

    Yeah baby!

  • Yank The Frank

    ARod is starting to get on track.

  • Cy Pettitte

    ARod! centaurian.

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

    It would be so awesome if they won this game.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Our “B” team >>> their “A” team

  • Wooderson

    can montero REALLY not play right field? he doesn’t look slow or ‘too big’ or whatever, and obviously he’s athletic if he’s able to fake it at catcher. something just doesnt sit right with me having a 21 yr old DH.

    • MannyGeee

      well, we have a 21 year old catcher who just so happens to be displaced by a decidedly better catcher. and his bat is too good to not be in the line up.

      think about it that way, it helps…. sorta

      • Wooderson

        i know, im just thinking going forward.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Grit-Rod.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    ARod: “fuck this AAA shit”

  • MikeD

    Let’s hope it’s Yankee Stadium Bad Britton today.

  • MikeD

    Posada could have done that.

    • MannyGeee

      and for only $12.5M more!

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Uh oh. They got the book on him. It’s all over…

    • Greg

      All pitches inside, I’m guessing.

      • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

        well, yeah. i was kidding though. He’s eventually gonna make the adjustment, obviously.

        • Greg

          No, I know he will make the adjustment. I just figured that that’s what they pitched him.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Where the hell was that?

  • Mike HC

    Look at all those empty lower level seats like usually.

    According to Kay, they all must be in that amazing restaurant.

    • pat

      Or the fact that it’s pouring raining and a day game.

      • Mike HC

        That too.

        Its just sad to always see all the empty seats. Obviously it is extreme today.

  • MikeD

    Wild pitch #21.

  • theyankeewarrior

    Walk.
    Strikeout.
    Stolen Base.
    Wild Pitch.
    Repeat.

  • YankeesJunkie

    The AJ experience!

    :(

  • http://twitter.com/JimIsBored JimIsBored (Jim S)

    Why is it that if you told me AJ would give up one run per inning, I wouldn’t whine too much if he made it through 6ip with 6 runs?

    Low expectations!

    • MikeD

      There is some odd logic to that. One run an inning gives the feeling the Yankees will recover. With AJ, it’s those bat-shit insane, five-runs-the-blink-of-an-eye innings that hurt.

      • http://twitter.com/JimIsBored JimIsBored (Jim S)

        I mean, yeah, but only in a very odd sense of logic.

        A 9.00 era is awful. Maybe just easier to stomach if he does it slowly.

        • MikeD

          Odd sense. AJ sense. No difference!

  • Guns of the Navarone

    This kid cannot be older than 17.

  • Billy Pilgrim

    Would have helped to have a gold glove 1B today.

    • Mister Delaware

      Or my glove.

  • Greg

    Unearned run?

  • Mister Delaware

    Those were some awkward body movements.

  • Greg

    Now we have to really watch for the meltdown.

  • Karl Krawfid

    4th out of the inning

  • Mister Delaware

    “What is your favorite island in the United States?”

    “Nantucket, which is why I wear this ballcap.”

  • MikeD

    People in rich seats should not be allowed to have baseball bats. The only thing worse would be in somehow a bleacher creature got a baseball bat. WMD.

  • Greg

    So from what I am seeing, Aj has been victimized by smallball and an error. The wild pitch though was his fault.

  • Greg

    Can I ask if anyone has a streaming link to this game?

    • Nogomo

      I do, only for radio though.

      • Greg

        Fine.

  • ItsATarp

    Can’t blame AJ for shit he can’t control

    • YankeesJunkie

      Like his pitches.

      • dkidd

        ietc

  • pat

    Laird gonna make up for his mistake.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    lolrioles

  • Yank The Frank

    This game may set a record for most errors.

  • Guns of the Navarone

    This game = shenanigans

  • Karl Krawfid

    Karl Krawfid is out!

  • MikeD

    Was that scored an error? It should be, but he never got his glove on the ball and official scorers make odd calls in situations like that.

  • Billy Pilgrim

    Robbie Cano could have done that.

  • Greg

    Failure, AAA style

  • Billy Pilgrim

    Those clowns. This is why you play at lesat one veteran.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      ARod is a veteran.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    this game is lulz.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Did not know that LLWS was going on.

  • dkidd

    anyone else notice who’s hit two home runs off of verlander today?

    • Mike Myers

      Shelly SMASH!

      • MannyGeee

        His celebrations are just too ecentric, amirite??? I mean jeez, whats up with th…

        oh wait, he’s a white guy? Nevermind, its cool

        Regards,
        Jarrod Saltalamaccia

  • MikeD

    Okay, guys. You’re giving the Orioles one extra runner per inning with AJ pitching. Not a good strategy.

  • pat

    HAHAHAHAHAHHA

  • bonestock94

    wtf was that

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    What was AJ doing?

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    AJ’s fielding is just atrocious this inning.

    • Bartolo’s Colon

      this inning? he is an atrocious fielder in every inning of every game

  • MikeD

    Oh, look. I’m no where near the bag.

  • Karl Krawfid

    This is hilarious.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Greatest game ever? Greatest game ever.

  • Guns of the Navarone

    Shenanigans

  • Greg

    I need help. What’s going on?

    • Karl Krawfid

      Errors. Pitchers and catchers slipping. Dropped popups.

      Fun game.

      • Karl Krawfid

        Missed popups***

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      ARod and Nunez couldn’t fing a popup that dropped on the mound. Then AJ missed first base trying to turn a 3 6 1 DP.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        *find

  • dkidd

    cue benny hill music

  • MikeD

    Yuck.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Burnett future lies in the fifth inning.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Nolan Reimold? wtf

  • Nogomo

    Is the verdict in yet? The evidence room is overflowing.

  • dkidd

    wish yu were here

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      stop acting all darvish….

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    No biggie, he’s just working himself into game shape to be ready for Opening Day.

    #SpringTraininginSeptember

    • theyankeewarrior

      They really should just shut the guy down. Let him spend all of September working with LR.

      Think about it, guys like AJ who take the ball every 5 days have like 3 weeks all year (ST) where they can really work on their stuff.

      He could get a solid month of mechanical work in before the off season if they just stop using him right now.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    After a 9-day retreat from suckitude, it’s back

  • wow

    that’s the AJ we all know.

  • theyankeewarrior

    In all seriousness, we have enough pitching depth. Get this guy away from the mound until February.

    There is no reason for him to be out there.

    Enter Hector.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Hey look. A fielding mistake ended up costing the Yankees 2 runs.

    • StanfordBen

      Actually, it cost them one run.

      • Karl Krawfid

        AJ didn’t step on the bag for the DP.

  • Kostas

    Does it count against AJ if he is lit up by a minor league team while having one behind him on defense?

    • bonestock94

      When the most egregious fielding mistake was his, I’d say so.

  • Greg

    Defense will be given as an excuse for AJ.

    • http://twitter.com/JimIsBored JimIsBored (Jim S)

      And that’s unfair today?

      • Jetrer

        it’s partially fair, but defense doesn’t give up walks or homeruns

        • Karl Krawfid

          Poor defense extends innings that lead to the homeruns.

          • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

            A good pitcher wouldn’t be giving up homeruns to the likes of Nolan Reimold.

            • Greg

              You do know that he hit 15 homers two years ago.

              • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

                AJ Burnett was an effective pitcher 2 years ago. That doesn’t mean shit.

            • http://twitter.com/JimIsBored JimIsBored (Jim S)

              Nolan Reimold actually doesn’t suck. As far as Orioles go.

          • Greg

            Exactly.

          • Jetrer

            falling behind into a 3-1 count and grooving fastballs leads to homeruns. An inning being extended doesn’t excuse poor pitching. the defense has definitely hurt AJ, but he’s managed to be plenty mediocre on his own

  • Bronx Byte

    Same Burnett. Learned nothing from his last start. Not deserving of being on the postseason roster.

  • BK2ATL

    Hughes goes out and guts us to a win at 4 am in the morning. AJ gets up from his bed and proceeds to shit the bed by 2 pm.

    Yet, Hughes is the one who will get bullpen”d…. This world ain’t fair.

    • Greg

      I think it will be Colon.

    • Karl Krawfid

      Hughes was pitching with a Major League team behind him.

  • MannyGeee

    Irony is that in the AAA lineup today, AJ looks the most like he belongs in Scranton.

    ponder, son…. ponder.

    (well, aside from Lairds boot and Nunies belly flop, but you know the rules…. Narrative >>>>>>>>> Facts)

  • Kostas

    I’d love to see a bad call, force Buck to come running out of the dugout only to slip and fall on his ass in the mud. OMG, THAT would be worth the price of admission.

  • theyankeewarrior

    Eduardo Nunez pops up almost as often as Tex.

    Almost.

    • MannyGeee

      SSS.

  • Tom Zig

    AJ why do you suck so bad

  • Greg

    Joe will let the rotation go around again because AJ was pitching with the Keystone Kops behind him.

  • teddy

    i hate burnett with a passion, gutless peice of trash, should never start a game again for nyy

    • Bartolo’s Colon

      i don’t think it’s that he’s gutless, he is just a horrible pitcher, i’m sure he’s trying

    • JFH

      burnett who goes out and competes on a national stage and answers all questions whether he fails or succeeds = gutless

      teddy who posts anonymously from the safe confines of his home and whose accomplishments are unknown = ????

  • Karl Krawfid

    Verlander is in line to win his 22nd after V-Mart hits a slam.

    • dkidd

      if martinez could thrown out baserunners, he’d be joe mauer

      great hitter/leader/teammate

  • theyankeewarrior

    3 innings. 3 hits. 2 walks. Passed ball. HR.

    Forget the defense. That’s no good.

    • Greg

      Error allowed the first run to score. Failed popup allowed the next runer to get on.

      • MannyGeee

        so 2ER? still kinda shitty, but well… you know

      • Jetrer

        there was no error in the first inning, how did an error allow the first run to score

    • BK2ATL

      Exactly.

  • MikeD

    What was the gold glove question?

    • MikeD

      Mattingly, Hernandez and Scott (George), if it is whose won the most at first.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Someone end AJ’s misery now. DO IT!

  • Yank The Frank

    How many outs are there in an inning again?

    • YankeesJunkie

      7 if you are AJ Burnett

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    AJ is at fault for taking too long to get to first.

  • Karl Krawfid

    AJ hesitates off the mound. Runner safe at first. Poor defense continues.

  • Greg

    Errors hurting Burnett.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      That one was on AJ. He took too long to get to 1st.

  • Kostas

    So AJ is slower to first from the mound than Jorge is from home plate to first.

    • Mike Myers

      thats impossible according to the laws of physics.

      • MannyGeee

        right, because as we have all been informed, Swisher is the slowest person in the history of foreverdom…

        (Posada told us so)

      • dkidd

        at the quantum level, jorge is slow to 2 bases at once

        • Kostas

          THAT was hilarious. A whole new definition to “Quantum Leap”.. We’ll call it “The Jorge”

  • MannyGeee

    any contact is making me nervous today. esp with Sterling on the call, because he is either yelling like a spud or dead silent with every hit.

  • MannyGeee

    sweet another WP!

  • Greg

    Actually AJ has never been a good fielder in his career. Best fielding percentagee for a full season .957

  • Sarah

    I miss Boston AJ.

    Can someone else get warmed up please?

    • BK2ATL

      It was just a dream. This nightmare version has been THE recurring event.

  • MikeD

    Painful. I feel like I’m bleeding to death in a warm rain.

  • theyankeewarrior

    Is there a fucking free bases promotion going on at the stadium today?

    Steal. Walk. Wild Pitch. Walk. Steal. Error. Walk. Steal. Walk. Error. Steal. Steal. Walk. Wild Pitch. Walk. Steal. Error. Walk. Steal. Walk. Error. Steal. Steal. Walk. Wild Pitch. Walk. Steal. Error. Walk. Steal.

  • http://twitter.com/JimIsBored JimIsBored (Jim S)

    http://www.beyondtheboxscore.c.....cally-wild

    AJ adding to the case study!

  • Yank The Frank

    3rd times a charm

    • MannyGeee

      the sarcastic cheer by the home crowd made that play for me.

  • V

    You know, ‘holding runners’ is an underrated pitcher skill.

  • Kostas

    Look at “WHEELS” bust ass over there…. Just like a Razorback

  • Greg

    So far this will be spun as “He kept us in the game”

    • ItsATarp

      “This game has horrible Defense”

      • http://twitter.com/JimIsBored JimIsBored (Jim S)

        “This game has sucky conditions, it’s 9 hours after the last game finished, I imagine no one wants to be out there, and AJ needs all the help he can get, so days like today do not bode well.”

  • theyankeewarrior

    The three guys due up are really fun to watch.

    /headstoconferenceroomtoturnontv

    • theyankeewarrior

      /reallygladidid

  • MO-11

    This just feels like the Truman Show except in reverse order. Millions are being punked by one. I halfway expect A.J. to look at the camera and say “What’s in Fiji? Why would anyone wanna go there?”

  • jon

    did anyone else just hear that little kid screaming I WANT THAT BALL AROD!!

  • dkidd

    despite it all, yankees will still win this game

    buck will go to bed angry, as always

  • BK2ATL

    Let me guess.

    Posada was behind the plate??? No? Well, there goes that excuse.

  • Karl Krawfid

    My boy big Jones!

  • Klemy

    Monstero time.

  • MikeD

    The air has been like molasses the last two days, errr, twelve hours.

  • dkidd

    buck holds up four fingers

  • jon

    why would anyone throw jones a fastball

  • Klemy

    JESUS!

  • Karl Krawfid

    Montero!!

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

    Count to ten!

    • dkidd

      please to explain?

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

        After his first (or second, I forget) game, Kim Jones asked Montero if any of the other players talked to him about being nervous. Montero said Robinson Cano spoke to him, and said to count to ten before each pitch to calm down.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          That’s the dumbest idea ever.

          Sincerely,
          Jack Shepard

          • dkidd

            deep cut

            shePhard

        • dkidd

          awesome

          thanks

    • Woodrow Sweats

      what is this whole count to ten thing? i must have missed it…

  • boogie down

    Oppo Montero!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    The heavens have stopped crying.

  • Dela G

    i believe in jesus!

  • YankeesJunkie

    Jesus Montero is so much better when he is not bored.

    • Klemy

      Haha. Indeed.

  • David N

    YAY JESUS!

  • Jetrer

    Jesus!!!!

  • Greg

    The savior!

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    ARod, Andruw and Hey-Zeus: Professional hitters.

  • BK2ATL

    Jesus is loose!!!!

  • Sarah

    John Sterling is giving me a heart attack here. Two “it is high, it is far, it is…off the wall” in a row for Jones and Montero.

  • jon

    both jones and jesus missed homers by 5 feet

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Pussies.

      Sincerely,
      Frankie “LightTowerPower” Cervelli

  • Kostas

    And queue the Jesus walks on water.

  • Rey22

    Jesus in action!

  • http://twitter.com/JimIsBored JimIsBored (Jim S)

    Beautiful

  • bonestock94

    What a beast

  • jon

    too bad hughes didnt pitch today

    how many players would there be in the 60s

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    RELEASE THE GOLSON!!!!!!!!

    • Monteroisdinero

      The Avatar!!!!!!!!

  • Sarah

    Sterling also likes Golson. “He’s not an automatic out.”

    • MannyGeee

      So monteroisdinero is actually John Sterling? that makes an awful lot of sense, actually

      • Monteroisdinero

        No-I would do a much better job.

        You can’t predict announcing.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    I sometimes wonder if Greg Golson and Sam Cassell are from the same planet. They have to be, don’t they?

    • Dela G

      planet ugly?

      • dkidd

        he looks like e.t.

        /cosell’d

        • Monteroisdinero

          The Avatar!!!!!!!!!!!

          /Golyisholy

    • theyankeewarrior
  • MannyGeee

    Suzyn Waldman in the 1st inning: “You know what I am sick of? People HAVE to try and compare him to someone all the time. Why can’t Montero be Montero?”

    Suzyn Waldman in the 4th inning: “When they called up Montero, John, what did I say to you? Reminds me of Shane Spencer…”

    So comparison to Miggy Cabrera… bad. Comparison to Shane Spencer… cool???

    fcking shoot me.

    • Dela G

      hahahhaaha that’s hilarious

    • theyankeewarrior

      +63

    • JFH

      that is comical!

    • Owen Two

      I heard a leather-lunged fan yell out happy birthday to Suzyn.

      So, Happy Birthday, Suzyn.

  • Kibbitty

    I like how professional Zeus is, but I still kinda wish he was more obviously giddy about his success.

    • MannyGeee

      Saltalamaccia disapproves

  • Karl Krawfid

    God damn A-Rod make the play.

  • pop up teixeira

    and here we go again…

  • Bronx Byte

    Here’s goes Burnett again ready to cause damage. Will Girardi ever learn ?

  • Karl Krawfid

    Sweet dp Pena!

    • MannyGeee

      TWSS!!!!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    that was a Robbie-esque play.

  • Karl Krawfid

    MORE terrible defense.

  • MikeD

    Fielding prowess not on display today.

  • CountryClub

    swbyankeesTT SWB Yankees Blog
    About Montero’s power to right and his “struggles” at AAA this year: RF here is way deeper than at YS. Many outs here are HRs and 2Bs there

    • Karl Krawfid

      Montero followers said this stadium was made for him.

      We are correct.

      • Monteroisdinero

        Tries to maintain modesty….

  • Greg

    Another error against Burnett.

  • dkidd

    is this even baseball?

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Nunez’d

  • MikeD

    23rd wild pitch.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Hide yer kids! Hide yer wife!

  • Sarah

    The AJ show!

  • Karl Krawfid

    Do these idiots realize he was catching Nova in AAA?

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

      And Brackman.

      • MannyGeee

        butbutbutbut…. hes a bad fielder!?!?!?!

        #theMSMtoldmeso

      • Vocabularry

        The only one catching Brackman at SWB was the backstop

  • theyankeewarrior

    Please, Mo, please tell me that AJ will not come out for the 6th inning.

  • ItsATarp

    AJ’s line sucks, but the defense has been equally atrocious…This game is whack

    • CMP

      The defense fits in well with AJs shit pitching

  • theyankeewarrior

    LOL pop up again.

    What is it with this guy and lazy pop-ups?

    • Guns of the Navarone

      He seems to have a long, loopy swing.

      /Imnotascout

  • Dela G

    damn britton keeps everything up

    not a recipe for success

  • Karl Krawfid

    Swish hasn’t been the same since laying down that bunt in Boston.

    • Greg

      Didn’t he hit a home run against Toronto?

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        That doesn’t count becaust it wasn’t clutch!!!

        • Greg

          Saved us from using Mo in that game. That’s pretty clutch.

        • http://twitter.com/JimIsBored JimIsBored (Jim S)

          Meh. He actually has had a rough 6 game stretch, not that 6 games have any predictive value.

          3/19, 1 bb, 1 hr, 6ks.

          • Vocabularry

            here’s what’s predictive—6 games often decide a World Series Champion. Any value there?

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

    107 50 lb. bags of drying agent last night? I call bullshit on that.

    • jon

      8500 pounds does seem a tad bit excessive

      unless they drying agent is made out of lead

      • jon

        i thought he said 170 not 107

        still 5350 is still 2 tons of agent

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

          He might have said 170, either way, it sounds like way too much. Maybe he meant 107.50 pounds? I dunno.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

            I mean, I might believe they have 5,000 pounds of drying agent in the building, but do they even have the grounds crew to use all that much in a day? No, they don’t.

  • jb

    Off the subject, butany one notice, going back the last few years, how many 2 out, two strike hits / runs, Phil Hughes allows? I think its off the charts…..

    • jon

      this year with 2 outs hes actually been better than with 0 or 1

      .259/.333/.457

      career with 2 outs

      .240/.312/.408

      • jb

        Wow, if thats correct thats impressive, but how about runs? My eyes may lie, but just seems to give up runs when you think the inning should be over.

  • theyankeewarrior

    I want one good reason AJ Burnett is still in this game.

    One.

    • Greg

      Money

    • http://twitter.com/JimIsBored JimIsBored (Jim S)

      It’s gross out, field conditions suck, if anyone’s going to get hurt pitching why not let it be him?

      • theyankeewarrior

        This is the best reason so far. Still not sure if it’s a good one.

    • theyankeewarrior

      Because he’s a master of inducing double plays! Ground ball machine!

    • Jetrer

      good part of the bullpen has been used heavily lately
      AJ hasn’t pitched all that bad today
      Aaron Laffey is warming up

      3 reasons

      • theyankeewarrior

        1) Yankees have plenty of better options available that are not SoRoMo

        2) 6 hits.
        4 walks.
        3 Wild pitches.
        No means of holding on a runner.
        Not covering bases.

        He looked great out there!

        3)I said good reasons.

        • Jetrer

          I didn’t say he pitched great, I said not badly
          6 hits – only 4 were legit, 2 were poor defense
          he was wild, again, I didn’t say great
          The alternatives that inning (judging by who warmed up in the bullpen) were Laffey and Ayala
          I trust AJ the way he was pitching today over Laffey or Ayala in a close game any day
          As far as plenty of better options than SoRoMo, they aren’t the only pitchers used alot lately, Wade has been as well, and there were 4 innings left
          also, AJ was coming off of 2 scoreless innings: you saying a reason isn’t a good one doesn’t make it so

          • theyankeewarrior

            I trust AJ the way he was pitching today over Laffey or Ayala in a close game any day.

            There’s a reason those guys have ERA’s under 5 and don’t walk 20 per 9.

            Because they’re better options than AJ in short stints.

            • Jetrer

              you make it sound like AJ pitched horribly today. He didn’t. Going into the sixth, he had given up 5 hits (3 of which should have or at least could have been outs) and 3 walks. Yes he was wild, but its not like he was getting pounded, and with a short-handed bullpen, it makes a lot of sense to get as much out of the starter as possible, which worked out pretty well, btw.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      There’s 162 baseball games each year. This one is just one of them.

      • Vocabularry

        profound. What a mind. Must have been raised in the Naked City

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          Vocabul-lary’s necessary
          When diggin’ into my library

          • Vocabularry

            Your inadequate library should be saying there’re 162 games, and not there’s 162 games. Any student of vocabularry would know that.

      • theyankeewarrior

        Correct. Still no reason to leave a shitty player in the game when you have better options in the pen.

        And they don’t have to be Ro, So or Mo.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          My point

          ——–

          your head

          • theyankeewarrior

            Not at all.

            Just one game. Won’t hurt us too badly if we lose.

            But they still want to win.

            So they rest their players while also trying to push the right buttons and squeaking out a W.

            IMO, Laffey, Noesi, Wade, etc. were more than enough to get us through the rest of this game.

            Why not the actual set-up men? Why not Mo? Why not 6 of our starters?

            Because it’s just 1 of 162.

            Why take AJ out after 5 and thank god that he didn’t let in 10+ runs?

            Because 1 of 162 still means something.

            • Jetrer

              Wade pitched 3 straight games, he was almost definitely unavailable. Laffey sucks. AJ was pitching well enough to start the inning on a short leash. With a bullpen short of several of its usual quality arms, it makes sense to try to get as much out of the starter as possible, just keep him on a short leash so he can’t do much damage. And AJ hasn’t let in 10+ runs in any start this year.

    • ItsATarp

      Because outside that one HR, he’s been snake bitten by Defense, ground balls and stuff i guess.

  • Karl Krawfid

    nice DP AJ.

    • theyankeewarrior

      Haha then he just HAS TO walk the next guy, right?

      Or it wouldn’t be AJ.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Bunt FAIL.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Craig Tatum doesn’t sound like a baseball player, he sounds like a football player.

    • http://twitter.com/JimIsBored JimIsBored (Jim S)

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Tatum

      Have to imagine that’s why.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Probably. “Craig” sounds like a football name to me, too. No idea why. (Maybe Roger Craig, Dave Kreig?)

        • http://twitter.com/JimIsBored JimIsBored (Jim S)

          Yeah, I definitely agree.

          Although Craig Counsell does not sound like a football name.

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

      Like an old time football player too, a guy from the 50′s or 60′s.

  • Greg

    Now that’s inexcusable

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Not sure if Laffey is any better than AJ.

  • Greg

    So 6IP 4ER, a typical AJ Burnett outing.

    • Sheepmeister

      don’t forget the making everybody hate him along the way as part of that.

    • jon

      could have easily been much better with the normal line up in the fiend

      • Jetrer

        slightly better anyways

    • http://bronxbaseballbloggin.mlblogs.com/ mlbnyy35

      Well that worked out well.

  • JFH

    I wonder if a couple of years from now, Seattle will kick themselves for going after Smoak, rather than Montero.

    • MannyGeee

      I think they might already be

  • http://twitter.com/#!/czm93 Craig

    Funniest game of the year? I think so.

  • Yank The Frank

    We are in their bullpen. Good night nurse.

  • Greg

    Interesting move, taking out Britton.

    • Jetrer

      ARod, Jones, Montero 3-5, BB, 2 2B against Britton

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

    A-Rod was safe three years ago :(

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Burnett: 6IP 4 runs
    Verlander 6IP 4 runs

    Burnett=Verlander!!!!!

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      It’s science.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    The power of Jesus.

  • Greg

    Bring in Cano

  • Sarah

    Do the O’s really think if they walk Tex that Joe doesn’t have another bat to bring out?

    • http://twitter.com/JimIsBored JimIsBored (Jim S)

      Not sure I wanted a PH there. If they want to rest the regulars, let the backups have a say late in the game too.

      Eh I just wanted to see Laird hit. I don’t even know why.

  • jon

    this is a fucking joke look at the rain

  • Karl Krawfid

    Buck is a bitch. Hate his ass.

    • jon

      why? thats exactly what girardi would do if a lefty pitch hitter came up

  • jon

    whens the last time teix batted 7th or robbie battied 8th

  • CP

    I’m curious why Cano would pinch hit for Golson and not Granderson.

    • Greg

      Grandy’s in a slump.

    • http://twitter.com/JimIsBored JimIsBored (Jim S)

      Cano is earlier in the alphabet?

      • MannyGeee

        LOL at the ‘binder’ being alphabetized.

    • Sarah

      The obvious answer is obvious: Cano is clutch!

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Joe G is walking around the clubhouse kicking people in the feet:

    “Ay! Ay!…. Wake up! No more off day.”

  • dkidd

    this is like a college basketball game where the coach benches the starting 5 to start the game to make a point

  • MannyGeee

    This just happened:

    Waldman – “Well, it is REALLY pouring now. Pouring like it was last night… But the sky is brighter today…”

    Sterling – “Well, its brighter today than it was last night becasue last night was night…”

    Waldman – “Oh yeah, you’re right…”

    Seriously, I got a question for you……

    The fuck???

    • http://twitter.com/JimIsBored JimIsBored (Jim S)

      ahahahahahaha

      I wish I could say I was surprised.

      • http://twitter.com/JimIsBored JimIsBored (Jim S)

        CLOSE THE ITALICS!

        • MannyGeee

          my bad. thought I did. Suzys moronicy threw my head for a loop.

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

      You’ve doomed us all!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Why not use a pinch Runner for Tex? Girardi clearly wants to score a run in this inning.

  • jon

    nice job cano

  • Brandon

    Girardi: Time to end this thing. Tex ur pinch hitting for Laird.

    Tex intentionally walks.

    Girardi: Damnt, Buck. Lets see, uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, Robbie, your up.

    Buck: Not so fast, Joe. I want this thing to delay. Lets fuck you up as much as possible during your playoff run. Thank you, rain.

    *proceeds to lighten up and stop*

    Joe: God damn you freakin rain! I put these guys in now too early so we can end this and now you stop?!?!

    Looks like tomorrows lineup will be alittle more MLB, but still AAAA.

    And Cano really messed up there by striking out.

  • Greg

    Well that was anticlimactic

  • Karl Krawfid

    Cano took two fat pitches. Swung at garbage.

  • Kostas

    That was effective stupidity

  • wow

    oh how bad umpires can change an AB.

  • Brandon

    Alright, who put on the italics for every comment?

    *Looks around suspiciously*

    • CBean

      someone forgot to close a tag

  • Jedile

    DFA Cano, striking out when men on!

  • Greg

    I thought that Cano should not swing at the first pitch? That’s what I hear from you guys.

    • http://twitter.com/JimIsBored JimIsBored (Jim S)

      Boversimplification at its finest!

    • MannyGeee

      or swing at the fat strike, but either way…

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Leave him in long enough to let the leadoff batter reach base, then go to the bullpen.

    • http://twitter.com/JimIsBored JimIsBored (Jim S)

      Yeah I really don’t know why they did that.

  • dkidd

    they should call thread this thread “fox news”

    cause it leans to the right!

    /fat albert’d

    • Adam

      I really wish that I didn’t just laugh at this…

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

    italics test

    • MannyGeee

      Pass!!!

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

    Is this entire series going to be a joke?

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

      As long as they win, it could be a three-ring circus with Bozo The Clown on the mound for all I care.

      • Pat D

        The Wretched Clown from Animaniacs.

        • MannyGeee

          I was thinking the clown from Bill Madison that falls off the stilts, but either way.

          • MannyGeee

            Billy’

            • Pat D

              The Wretched Clown wasn’t a character.

              It was a movie being made by a Col. Kurtz-looking, Jerry Lewis-sounding director that that Warners were sent to stop in Apocalypse Now-like fashion.

              Funny episode.

              • MannyGeee

                you smoke pot, dont you…

      • http://twitter.com/JimIsBored JimIsBored (Jim S)

        And as long as no one gets hurt.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Feels like Girardi and Buck are doing this on purpose.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I hope Ayala and Laffey don’t become this september’s Chad Gaudin.

    • Adam

      Could be worse…Chad Gaudin could be this September’s Chad Gaudin.

  • dkidd

    steve traschel is staring at the phone, waiting for it to ring…

  • Greg

    Joe singing “Anything you can do, I can do better…

  • Kibbitty

    <3 Hackasaurus Rex.

  • Yank The Frank

    This is Ayala’s kind of weather.

  • Karl Krawfid

    I miss Joba and his fist pump. :(

    • MannyGeee

      too much fist pumping = TJS…

      let that be a lesson to all the kids out there.

      • CBean

        is fist pumping a euphemism?

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

    Anyone try the Devil’s Cut by Jim Beam? That backstop ad is the first I’ve heard of it.

  • theyankeewarrior

    Weird how our bullpen filler has retired three of three.

    It’s almost like they’re better options than the guy who started the game, and was left in until the 7th inning.

    • Jetrer

      you realize the guy who started the game didn’t give up a run in his last 3 innings, right?

      • theyankeewarrior

        Yeah, just walks, hits, stolen bases and wild pitches.

        • Jetrer

          why are you still complaining about a move that worked? I get that you hate AJ, so do I, but AJ got the job done in the sixth and spared an overworked bullpen an extra inning of work. That’s a good thing.

          • Tom O

            Who cares about walks/hits/steals/wild pitches if the runs don’t score? Any other pitcher would get praised for working out of the jam, AJ gets blasted for creating the jam. Can’t we cut him, like, a tiny bit of slack when he does something not-terrible?

            • theyankeewarrior

              Because all he ever does is give up walks, hits, stolen bases and wild pitches. So, it makes sense to pull a guy like him before those turn into runs.

              Listen, I’m glad he got out of the inning, but there seems to be no reason for him to enter a game anymore, not to mention the 7th inning of a game that he wasn’t pitching well in.

              Moot point. Let’s drop it.

              Or drop AJ.

              Or both.

  • Bavarian Yankee

    THAT guy can sing, not one of those wannabes we usually have to listen to.

    • Yank The Frank

      I miss Ronan

  • Yanks27rings

    Just turned on the game. Saw this fucker is tied. Saw the game was in the 7th at the time. Instantly realized

    A) AJ Burnett did not completely blow up
    B) Our B-lineup is not being no-hit

    It’s a miracle! ;-;

    P.S. Why is everything in italics

    • Yanks27rings

      lol now it’s not. Just a glitch. ;D

  • Karl Krawfid

    lol Curtis

  • Guns of the Navarone

    Granderslip.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    PH Chavez for Nunez.

    • Greg

      WHo plays short? Pena is already been used.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        Jeter. Girardi has played all the other regulars.

        • Greg

          Jeter is also older than all the regulars playing out there today.

  • MannyGeee

    am I the only one not seeing italics?

    • Yank The Frank

      The italics are gone …it was all a bad dream.

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

      I fixed it.

  • http://twitter.com/JimIsBored JimIsBored (Jim S)

    I hate KKKKKurtis Granderson, that guy never does anything good ever, MVP my ass.

    /that weird guy from earlier

    • Yanks27rings

      He either KKKKK’s, doubles, or homers. He only leads the league in RBI’s and RS too. Bust!

    • MannyGeee

      thank you for adding some more Ks there…. that almost got offensive… Like Yawkey Way offensive

    • Guns of the Navarone

      Put as many men on base as possible with the team leader in home runs (and yes, strikeouts) at the plate. More sound strategy by Joe Girardi – Manager of the Century.

  • http://twitter.com/JimIsBored JimIsBored (Jim S)

    For the record: That’s a bunt I did not hate.

  • Yank The Frank

    Need a little 2 out bingo !

  • Karl Krawfid

    Fucking Swish.

  • Greg

    In this case I dont mind the bunt. We’re playing for the lead and Nunez had been struggling. I blame Martin.

    YOu could pinch hit Jeter, but do you want Jeter playing the field?

  • pop up teixeira

    leadoff double wasted

  • CBean

    so much fail

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

    Hey look, a sacrifice bunt that didn’t work. Weird.

    • Greg

      I dont mind that one. Nunez had been struggling and I dont Jeter playing in this weather, especially after he played all 9 last night.

      I blame Martin. He’s got to make contact.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        Tex and Cano played all 9 last night. Why can’t Jeter play 2 today?

        • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

          2 innings, that is.

          • Greg

            He’s 37 years old. That’s why.

            • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

              ARod is 36 and has played all 8 innings without getting hurt. Jeter should be able to play 2 innings, regardless of him playing last night.

              • Greg

                ARod didnt play last night. That’s why he’s playing today.

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

        Nunez is one of the best on the team at not striking out, and Granderson scores from second on any single (except infield, obviously). If you bunt him over, you’re putting all your chickens in the Martin hitting a moderately deep fly ball basket.

        • Greg

          And Martin has been hot of late so I think looking at who’s hot and who’s not, I would rather have Martin up there than Nunez.

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

            But being hot or cold has no influence in what they do in that at-bat. Being 10 for your last 20 doesn’t mean you have a 50/50 chance of getting a hit next time up.

        • jay

          well, some in the ‘moderately deep fly ball’ basket and still some in the ‘getting a hit’ basket

    • MannyGeee

      but… the binder!

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Bah.

  • wow

    good thing we bunted there. otherwise i don’t know what i would’ve done…

  • Sheepmeister

    Oddly, with the way this game has been going, I actually expected the sac bunt to work.

  • a.hinds

    dont jinx it

    • a.hinds

      golden sombrero!!!!

  • buckcansuckit

    I hate the inning after the yanks should of scored…always give up the lead

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Atstay addingpay iecepay of itshay

  • Yank The Frank

    Baltimore looks like they need a nap.

    • MannyGeee

      thats the ‘energy’ Showalter brings this Baltimore Club…

  • Yanks27rings

    As far as the bunt, I wasn’t so opposed to it as Jeter’s vs. Oakland. Even before we lost the game, I thought that was a stupid move. Have one of your hottest hitters give away an out to a pitcher who hadn’t even recorded any that inning? Not something I would have liked.

    I don’t think I would have personally had Nunez bunt; he seems to have been good at – at the very least – putting the ball in play, if not even getting a hit. If it were Laird, Golson, or Pena, I would fully agree with the choice, but not Nunez.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    I can care less about the team’s outcome I really just want to see Jesus hit.

  • MO-11

    I love David Robertson.

  • Sheepmeister

    so would girardi really be crazy enough to use Mo again tonight.

    • Yanks27rings

      If the game is tied, I would hope not, especially considering what the lineup looked like. They’re obviously trying to rest players, so I would hope Mo would also get the day off unless needed.

      Funny thing is, the Yanks are obviously excited about getting Mo his 600th and beyond; they’ve been playing a helluvalotta close games lately.

  • buckshowaltersfrown

    so if the yankess walk off today…im guessing that will be MUD pie….woooooo, I kill me

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Oh of course pussy out when Jesus is due to bat. Fuck the Orioles.

  • bonestock94

    You know what, I believe the 107 bags of 50 lb stuff.

  • Sarah

    Let’s get the lead in this half inning and then the umps can call the game.

  • Sheepmeister

    what is this on-field delay gameday is telling me about

    • MannyGeee

      field crew working on the pond

  • Yank The Frank

    Alex looks primed

    • Yank The Frank

      Maybe not

  • Karl Krawfid

    Feels like we Make Kevin Gregg look like Mo more times than not.

  • Mojo

    Well that was a wasted inning…

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Thank you wind.

  • Sarah

    I don’t like Soriano in a tie game.

  • theyankeewarrior

    Really? I don’t believe Gardy made an error. Please explain.

    • ItsATarp

      AJ distracted him

    • BK2ATL

      He overran the ball, which clearly then hit him in the glove. Then glanced off of it.

      Shit happens. It was an error. It should’ve been caught.

    • Sarah

      Suzyn and John don’t think it was an error.

  • Greg

    What happened to Brett?

  • MannyGeee

    god is Cano just a beast.

  • jay

    To hopefully put that Nunez bunt to bed…

    Yes, the run expectancy lowers from bunting, from 1.172runs to 0.984runs that DOES NOT make it a bad move. The probability of scoring just one run, which was the goal in that situation, (we can argue about whether or not that should have been the goal) INCREASES from 35% to 48%.

    http://www.chancesis.com/2011/.....ov-chains/

    • jay

      Most recent run expectancy matrix (BPro’s and Tango’s were done in May I think.)

    • Jetrer

      probability of scoring at least one run would be more relevant, I think, which still increases from 62% to 66%, but as always, is only an average, and does not take into account specific hitters/situations
      IMO, it wasn’t a horrible bunt, but not a slam dunk either

  • http://www.twitter.com/matt__harris Matt :: Sec110

    Is Soriano rocking the Hitler (and more previously Jordan) stache…

  • Karl Krawfid

    This is dumb. Dude is gonna hit a bomb.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      What’s funny is how you’re almost always wrong when you make silly predictions of doom like this. Perhaps you should stop making them.

      • Jetrer

        or maybe the predictions of doom make for a reverse lock, and thus help the Yankees

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          Whatever you say, Bill Simmons.

          (makes wanking motion)

          • Jetrer

            Bill Simmons?

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

              He of ESPN/Grantland. He loves those “reverse jinx/reverse lock” idiotic concepts.

      • Karl Krawfid

        I was right last night when I said Boone Logan would blow it!

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          Would you like a Whitman’s Sampler?

  • Ethan

    over/ under: 50% that IBB will come back to hurt

    • Tim

      You’d really rather pitch to Markakis than Reynolds? Really???

    • Ethan

      under. :)

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Like to know where pitch 3 missed.

    • BK2ATL

      It didn’t. Missed call.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Nasty.

  • BK2ATL

    Beautiful pitching sequence by Soriano!!!!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Pie for the Grandyman i’m calling it now.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    man, soriano scares the shit out of me, especially when i’m listening on the radio. walk off time, right?

    • Adam

      I mean…he has been pretty solid since getting healthy.

  • J-Rod

    “Is there pie on a wet wednesday?”

    LOL

  • Sheepmeister

    @BloggingBombers Mark Feinsand
    The Yankees are showing the pie montage on the scoreboard. Probably reminding Burnett he’s still good at something.

    Awesome

    • Tim

      I wonder what montage they would need to show on the scoreboard to remind Feinsand of something he’s good at. Perhaps a Joey Chestnut montage.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    REVENGE OF THE POP-UP!!!

    Tex has been practicing that move all year. It finally paid off.

  • Greg

    As I suspected, Clay Rapada.

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

    Where’s the pinch-runner?

    • Tim

      Could certainly use Dickerson and put him in RF and move Swisher to 1B if they don’t score.

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

        Also have Jorge to pinch-hit for Dickerson later if needed, then he could take over at first and Swish goes back to right.

  • MO-11

    Tex with a soft fly ball single to center? Unpossible.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    I like Robbie’s cocaine-dusted batting helmet. Very retro, and an excellent combination of form and function.

    Sincerely,
    Kevin Elster

    • jay h

      I wish my players would do that.

      Sincerely,
      Ron Washington

  • sangreal

    Wish Ken and Kay would have been quiet there so we could hear the discussion

  • Adam

    Well..that was confounding.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Tommy John would pitch a foot in front of the rubber?

    A foot, Michael? I call bullshit.

    • Adam

      Anything is possible when you have a surgery named after you.

  • The Big City of Dreams

    Smh

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    He balked like every pitch didn’t he?

    • Ethan

      yes should be

    • tom

      And there really should have been no discussion/warning… he’s either on the rubber or not. The ump should just make the call (or not make it), but there’s zero reason to be warning the guy that he’s almost off the rubber.

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      I don’t think he touched the rubber the entire at-bat, no.

  • teddy

    cano should blame the ump he got himself out

  • Karl Krawfid

    Rapada is gonna blow it

    • Greg

      He’s not gonna have tha chance. Buck is managing like game 7.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    PH Chavez

  • Karl Krawfid

    When was the last Yankee walk-off?

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Gardy’s against texas.

      • Karl Krawfid

        Damn a long time ago.

    • Sarah

      There was one against Texas in June…Gardy had the walk off single. Not sure if there was one after that.

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

        Wasn’t there one against the Blue Jays at some point as well? I seem to remember a dinky little ground ball through the right side, Tex was involved somehow.

        • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

          That was in may. on my birthday too.

        • Sarah

          I can’t recall. I feel like there must be another one. Tex with pie…this is ringing a bell.

        • CBean

          haven’t there been two Swisher ones this season?

  • Yank The Frank

    Who uses rubbers these days anyway?

    • Foghorn Leghorn

      Rubbers are for sailors!

  • Sarah

    Nunez time!

  • Mojo

    Coooool… Way to see the $$$ earn their keep

  • LiterallyFigurative

    Some pie, please

  • CBean

    goddammit i want pie

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Not quite, Nunie. He had pie in his eyes, got overexcited.

    • Adam

      Reminds me of tenth grade…

  • Sarah

    Bah. Really guys, you don’t need extras. MAKE IT HAPPEN.

  • Billy Pilgrim

    Ballgame should have been over there. No excuse not to drive that runner home.

    • jay h

      no excuse to not score every single inning and for the yankees to throw a perfect game every day.

    • sangreal

      Especially when he should have advanced for each one of those illegal pitches.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    yay extra innings with a short bullpen. love that.

    • Sheepmeister

      short bullpen, you do realize that callups just occurred and there are quite a few pitchers available today.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        None who’d I’d want in extra innings.

  • tom

    Yeah, extra innings is just what this week was missing.

  • CBean

    ok extra innings suck but man, we put our Triple A lineup out there for most of the game and Orioles still can’t seal the deal on this?

    • Karl Krawfid

      And we play them tomorrow!

  • jon

    wow thats a bad day

    • Tim

      Davis and Reynolds : 0-10, 9K.

  • Sheepmeister

    Platinum Sombrero!!!!!

  • MikeD

    I’m surprised no one in the Yankee club house came out and told Girardi that Rapada was in fact pitching off the mound. If nothing else, they might have rattled him. The fact the umpire said something means Rapada must have a reputation for this. They should call it, not warn him. A balk from a reliever is costly.

  • Karl Krawfid

    This is like Pap and Beckett.

  • Kibbitty

    What’s that, like fifteen Oriole strikeouts today?

  • Ethan

    This ump has a pretty ridiculous strike zone

  • MikeD

    Have the Yankees thrown out a single Oriole in this series?

  • Karl Krawfid

    nice change

  • Sarah

    Hector to the rotation!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Os have struck out 15 times. 15!!

  • Kibbitty

    What’s that? like sixteen Oriole strikeouts today?

  • pop up teixeira

    nice Noesi and now for the walkoff

  • MikeD

    Pie, please.

    I’m surprised the Yankees didn’t pick up Rapada when he was avaialble. He is the definition of a LOOGY. Deadly on them through his career, but can not get any righthanders out. Horrible.

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

      He’s faced 123 LHB in his career prior to today. Means next to nothing.

  • Billy Pilgrim

    Now play smallball. Bunt him over to 2nd, Swish.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    would love to see an a-rod walkoff here. i would be surprised if swisher did anything but a strikeout or hr, just end the game here please.

  • Kibbitty

    Feel like padding thoes stats, Swish?

  • MikeD

    AJ sets wild pitch record of sorts.

    http://www.baseball-reference......ives/14750

    • sangreal

      Michael Kay is reading your posts

  • Mojo

    Holy shit! This team is pathetic. Lead off singles two straight innings… DO SOMETHING!

    • MikeD

      This team is in first place. Become of fan of all other teams and you’ll be closer to the true definition of pathetic.

      • Mojo

        I use pathetic as a relative term. Considering their play, as of now, RIGHT NOW, it’s pathetic. Happy?

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          No.

          • Mojo

            You’re overly-medicated, so you don’t count.

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

      It’s almost like we put our AAA team on the field or something…

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

        The AAA team isn’t on the field anymore.

  • Billy Pilgrim

    Just get on and give Sept AL player of the month Jesus Montero a crack at this.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Fuck this game.

  • Sarah

    This sucks. Does this mean Jesus will hit the walk off?

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Jesus will get pie in the 11th.

  • Karl Krawfid

    All this history in the Bronx.

  • Mojo

    Screw it. They deserve to lose this game. Should’ve kept the scrubs in. Then, at least, our big money ballers would be well-rested for tomorrow and ready to kick ass both Friday and Saturday in Anaheim… the only two Yankees games I’ll see all year! AHHHHHHHHHHH!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    God damnit Nunie

  • MikeD

    September Nunez becomes April-May Nunez.

  • Greg

    I thought that Nunez got this out of his system.

  • Jetrer

    wonder what the record for errors/game in a season is? Gotta think Nunez is in the running

    • MikeD

      My guess is some old-time player who used to have to catch balls with the equivalent of an oven mitt might hold the record, although maybe not. Perhaps official scoring was kinder back then since the equipment/conditions were worse.

      I’m sure there’s some player who has had a fielding percentge below .900, and thankfully Nunie is nowhere near that.

      • Jetrer

        yeah, single season record is 122 in 1889, none of the top 125 error seasons came after 1916

  • Dela G

    good god nunez is an error fucking machine

    • Rainbow Connection

      Stop being negative! He’s just never had to field a ground ball yet in his career! Give him a break!

  • pop up teixeira

    not good errorduardo not good

  • Karl Krawfid

    Hanging slider is gonna get popped out.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Called it.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    NunEEEz strikes again

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Meat.

  • Greg

    Yankees defense is the culprit of the game.

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

      Yeah. I’ll take that.

  • Widget

    That sucked. I guess Reynolds was due for a hit?

  • Hummingbird S.

    More IBB’s, it’s clearly working.

  • Sarah

    What are the odds that Davis strikes out 6 times?

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

    The intentional walk didn’t work the last time, let’s do it again!

    Although this isn’t really bad.

  • Mojo

    I think we ALL saw that coming. Scorn him once, scorn him twice… Stupid.

  • jon

    another strike out to tie the record with 6

  • Karl Krawfid

    Fuckin Yankees man.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Don’t stress everyone. I’m getting ready to pitch in a few hours.

    Sincerely,
    Tim Wakefield

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

      Hahaha

  • JFH

    0 for 5 coming into this AB. I have a bad feeling…..would love to be wrong.

    • JFH

      wow. 0 for 6. that dude needs a beer.

  • LiterallyFigurative

    Since when did Markakis become Jose Bautista?

    • Karl Krawfid

      Lets ask Joe Girardi.

      • Greg

        I like the IBB. Markakis has hurt us in the past while Reynolds is more apt to the K.

  • Cy Pettitte

    wow just got home, can’t believe this game is still going.

  • ItsATarp

    I blame nunez…fucking learn to field a goddamn ball

  • dkidd

    okay

    let’s ruin buck showalter’s day

  • Greg

    You can hate the Yankees IBB’s all you want. But the defense is the reason for our demise.

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

      Win as a team, lose as a team. It all plays a part.

  • pop up teixeira

    ok montero, tie this game up

  • Magg G

    Btw Noesi just got his cherry popped.

  • Sarah

    I need a Tex message. Now.

  • Cy Pettitte

    scared of Jesus

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    That looked like an UIBB

  • MikeD

    The fear. The FEAR!

  • The Big City of Dreams

    Good eye kid

  • CBean

    afraid of jesus

  • Karl Krawfid

    Please no DP

    Please no DP.

    I want to see a walk off.

    • MikeD

      There’s a wide gap between those outcomes, but I second it.

  • Widget

    Jim Johnson fears Jesus. He must sweat at night thinking about him.

  • LiterallyFigurative

    Jesus OWNS Johnson

  • Dela G

    Jesus Walks!

  • Karl Krawfid

    Tex can’t hit a fucking change up.

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

      Mark Teixeira: Still above-average on changeups.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Also, changeups are really good pitches. They’re hard to hit, even for the best pitchers.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Wow 0.2 above league average is Ruthian right there.

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

          Not saying he’s great, but the narrative is he can’t hit them; he’s pretty a-okay at it.

          The changeup, if thrown correctly, can not be hit by all but a few hitters.

  • The Big City of Dreams

    Fuck

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    God damn you Kay

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

    So much BAbip today…

  • Cy Pettitte

    porch needs to be made shorter

  • Jimmy McNulty

    If they were going to do this shit I’d of preferred that they just ran out Brackman and let him eat a bullet to keep the rest of the bullpen fresh for tomorrow and the road trip.

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

      Except that Brackman would pitch eleven perfect innings.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Almost, Texy.

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

      Texarama?

  • Yank The Frank

    We are set up for pie

  • Hummingbird S.

    Wish we could get the real, good Tex back.

    • Mojo

      Never. Or, as Michael Caine would say, “Nevuh”.

  • Rainbow Connection

    So much for giving everyone rest today.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Is that what Girardi was doing? Or was he just pushing back the start time for the regulars, since last night’s game was pushed back 4 hours as well?

      Did Girardi ever say that he wasn’t going to play the regulars?

      • Rainbow Connection

        “Did Girardi ever say that he wasn’t going to play the regulars?”

        No, but he put out a shit lineup. I’m assuming he put out a shit lineup for a reason.
        What do you think the reason was? Just to let some shitty players get some fun time in the big leagues?

        • tom

          No — to let his prime players get a decent night’s sleep, and show up late

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          I’m assuming he put out a shit lineup for a reason.
          What do you think the reason was?

          Asked and answered.

          Or was he just pushing back the start time for the regulars, since last night’s game was pushed back 4 hours as well?

  • LiterallyFigurative

    The Yanks seem Pie-intolerant the past two years.

    • Mojo

      Haha. I was just thinking the exact same thing.

    • CBean

      they’re on a diet.

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

      They seem pretty pie-average. 2009 was a huge outlier, an aberration, and anomaly… you get it.

    • MikeD

      Regression. Too much pie for 2009!

  • dkidd

    my desire to win this game >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> the importance of this game

    • LiterallyFigurative

      +1 million

  • Karl Krawfid

    :(

  • Ethan

    When was the last time this team had a walk off win? Not trolling or anything just curiosity.

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

      June I hear.

      And as a general FYI, walk-offs are way rarer than 2009 made us believe.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    So much umpiring fail today.

  • Rainbow Connection

    Didn’t Jeter JUST have a day off?

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    MVP-esque.

  • Dela G

    attaboy grandyman

  • Cy Pettitte

    Chavy’s got this.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Grandy is the man.

  • Billy Pilgrim

    Drive it into that gap and win the ballgame. Get the pie, Chavez.

  • Greg

    Still alive.

  • Sarah

    I wish John Sterling would stop talking about the beautiful play by the O’s RF.

  • Jetrer

    Chavez instead of Jeter … interesting

  • Mojo

    This is just one BIG tease in the making…

  • Widget

    Can Zombie Chavez get brains with that pie?

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

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOohwell

  • MikeD

    Andino has so annoyed me this game and series.

  • The Big City of Dreams

    Damn it

  • Cy Pettitte

    wow fuck that.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Curtis could have ran through the bag and tied the game at least.

  • Greg

    Well this game was basically a punt anyway.

    I just hope that the Red Sox dont take advantage.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Who the fuck are the Red Sox?

      • Greg

        Please stop it.

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

          Dey see me trollin’…

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          Pot, meet kettle.

    • Rainbow Connection

      If it’s a punt, then why did Soriano and Robertson waste their arms?
      Why did he take a bunch of regulars off the bench?

      • Greg

        Give the paying customer what they want to see. Keep the ratings. All while having a minute chance to win. If this were a blowout in either direction, the players wouldnt have seen time.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    le sigh

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Two great liners by Tex and Chavez… both turned into outs by Baltimore.

    It is what it is.

    • Karl Krawfid

      Chavez at bat was great hitting. Tex was doing what he always does. Trying to hook everything. Fuck him.

      • ItsATarp

        Yea Tex almost hitting a game tying double into the OF. Fuck him. Chavez hitting it to an infielder? Great hitting…

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Karl, if I was to give you some money from my wallet, would that help ease the pain?

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

      Yeah the BAbip in this game was insane. The Yankees hit plenty of liners.

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

        Brent. Lillebridge.

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

          MY ONLY WEAKNESS

  • ItsATarp

    shit…I Blame defense for this loss (Nunez) …Making our pitchers make 4 outs an inning. Thanks dude.

  • Hello Nasty

    Gee, thanks, Errduardo.

  • StanfordBen

    I always thought the runner should run through 2nd on that play. I don’t know if Granderson would’ve made it, but he had a much better shot by running, and the run would score before they could eventually tag him out. Probably hard to make that decision on the spot, but I wonder if it could be practiced and if it would be effective.

  • Mojo

    What a shitty game. Following that WTF game last night, it would’ve been nice to exorcise our demons unto the O’s today. Please, fellas, make it quick and painful tomorrow. Do it for me, Tex, for ME!

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

      I’ve figured you out.

      [Bitches about unimportant September game played mostly with AAA lineup]

      [Inserts obligatory jab at Teixeira]

      • Mojo

        I, too, have figured you out, sir.

        [Pathetic virgin who's never been kissed that prefers World of Warcraft to actually participating in recreational sports]

        [A pseudo-intellectual whose only stance for attention is to irritate and infuriate others by proclaiming he "will destroy you" with his magic wand and plethora of D&D savvy]

        [Insecure]

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

          Close. I hate WoW, find it boring, I prefer to write. Close, though.

          As for the rest, just all of O:S in here.

          • Mojo

            Ha! Touche. Add in a jab about COD and Pokemon too. Anyhow, back to business.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Following that WTF game last night, it would’ve been nice to exorcise our demons unto the O’s today.

      Seeing as how the Yankees are something like 1,423,719-42 against Baltimore over the last two decades, I think you’ve got the demon-exorcism thing backwards.

  • dkidd

    just as well

    if chavez walked off, there were only two possibilities:

    aj misses with the pie and blinds kim jones
    aj connects with the pie and sends chavez to the dl

    • ItsATarp

      AJ throws the pie in the dirt 10 feet away from Chavez

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

        Runner scores from third

      • dkidd

        joe decides to give aj another turn with the pie as “we saw some positives today”

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Hey at least we get to see that awesome Wade Boggs picture for one more day.

  • tom

    This is the kind of game that pisses you off. One crap play by Nunez kills our guys; their guys have rockets flying into their gloves. And our side loses by one run — hell, one base.

    Interesting to note: the scrubbinis (plus ARpod) vs. the O’s starter scored 4; the top quality line-up got zip from Baltimore’s laugable bullpen. YCPB.

  • Karl Krawfid

    How many times did Joe intentionally walk Bautista last series?

    Why the fuck is he walking Markakis like that?

  • Jesus Freak

    (Nunez) Fielding: how does that work?

  • Matt

    Girardi always claims to play the matchups, but in fact he rarely seems to do so correctly.

    Lefties are hitting around .230 vs. Johnson, and righties .270. That’s because Johnson has a good changeup!

    Since Chavez is not going to be playing in the field anyway, why aren’t you sending Jeter up there to take the at bat? If you lose, then he only has one at bat and it’s barely going to affect his day off. If you tie it up, then you put someone else in there to play defense, like you had planned to do anyway (heck, even Chavez could have been put in there for defense if that was Girardi’s plan to have him at SS anyway!)

    Girardi’s moves are entirely contradicting. He claims to be trying to give guys blows after the late night, yet he puts almost his whole starting lineup in there in the middle innings anyway. He claims to be resting relievers, yet he goes to guys like Robertson and Rivera on 2 or 3 days in a row. By being inbetween, he accomplishes neither outcome unless he wins the games, which he didn’t do today.

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

      Guys! It’s Matt! The poor guy waited all game for the Yankees to lose, just to be here!

      • David, Jr.

        He is much smarter than Girardi and Cashman. All of those championships are in spite of their lack of knowledge.

    • Greg

      Jeter’s 37 year old and he played last night.

      All others are younger, except Rivera.

      • Matt

        Still, all of the others played a 3+ hour game deep into the night on a disastrous field. Players were slipping and sliding all over the place. That takes a lot more out of your body than a typical game.

        He ultimately decided to go for the game, but then refused to use the last regular player he had at his disposal to do just that. It’s contradictory, which is what my point is saying. If you want to rest players, then don’t give them just a half day off. If you want to win the game, then unless Jeter is hurt or really fatigued, you stick him in there for his 1 AB. Playing the field is more of what affects his amount of “rest” for the day, because he has to use his legs then.

        The only players he ended up resting today were Jeter, Rivera, and Wade, and he burnt through a bunch of his set up arms in the process of losing. Not sure that’s what his goal was coming into the game with the lineup he ran out there.

    • Brian Cashman

      Hey Matt, how about if you manage next year? You just seem to know so much more than Girardi!

      • Mojo

        Well, come on… Northwestern or not, Girardi knows how to act a fool better than most. Hey Cashman, go BUNT yourself! BUNT off!

      • Matt

        Or maybe the fact that any dummy with a laptop can pull up the numbers that show that Johnson is FAR more effective against LHB than RHB this year shows just how bad Girardi is from a strategic standpoint?

        Clearly it makes more sense to start RHB vs. Ricky Romero just because he’s a LHP, despite the fact that lefties are hitting .280/.321/.407 against Romero in his CAREER vs. .234/.283/.304 for righties (.268/.329/.366 this year vs. .197/.245/.298).

        I’m sure Girardi does a great job of keeping the players happy, and he does a nice job of giving guys days off, but nobody who watches him manage could possibly think that he does a good job of leveraging matchups.

        If you can’t discuss the issue without resorting to personal attacks, then you are only lending further credibility to my arguments. Shouting really loudly only shows that you lack the ability to attack them directly.

  • Elan

    EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE-Nunez really screwed up this time! [Yes, that is how many errors Nunez has - my finger did not get stuck on the E key.]

  • jon

    losing the game by 1 with the worst starting pitcher and a lineup that that at best would be called AAAA? eh it happens

  • Sarah

    Well, tomorrow we do it all again. Same time, same teams, new ballpark.

    Maybe Swish can hit one onto Utah street again.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      It’s Eutaw Street.

      #friendlyhelpout

  • Zach

    I don’t think tommorrow’s game will even get played.

  • teddy

    if teix gotta be pull happy to the extreme from left side, why not stand closer to the plate

    • Elan

      Because then they’ll just pound him inside and he won’t be able to catch up to it. He’s got long enough arms to cover the outside part of the plat as well…he just missed it today.

      • teddy

        he hasn’t rightyies real well in 2 years. his approach isn’t working.

        he did hit it hard hard for once

  • Greg

    Here’s an interesting way to look at it

    We just split a morning afternoon double header, which is the norm for DH’s

    • Elan

      If Nunez makes that play, the game goes to the bottom of the 11th tied at 4. It’s tough to just dismiss that.

      • David, Jr.

        Try your best. You can dismiss it. You may carry it with you until they win the World Series.

  • David, Jr.

    Lots of idiotic bitching about a nothing game on the way to winning 100 and having a great chance at the World Series. We aren’t going to go 162 and 0, whiners.