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.

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  1. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  2. The Constant Gardner says:

    ZOMG!

  3. NY_SK says:

    At least A-rod is playing…

  4. Monteroisdinero says:

    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?

  5. MUIDATS EEKNAY says:

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

  6. vin says:

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

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

  7. Favrest says:

    Still better than Baltimore’s line up.

  8. JT says:

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

  9. Mike HC says:

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

    That will change today I guess.

  10. Bartolo's Colon says:

    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.

  11. Adam says:

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

  12. DERP says:

    Now I know how the Orioles feel.

    • Mike HC says:

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

      • a.hinds says:

        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!

  13. Ted Nelson says:

    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).

  14. Uncle Mike says:

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

  15. Jay T says:

    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.

  16. vin says:

    Is this the greatest bench ever?

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

  17. Preston says:

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

  18. buckcansuckit says:

    Yanks win 15-2 today

  19. Karl Krawfid says:

    Swish – “You are one bad Motherfucker”

    lol

  20. MikeD says:

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

  21. Ben says:

    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 says:

      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.

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

      Guh.

    • pete says:

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

  22. theyankeewarrior says:

    Who says Cashman can’t build a bench?

    Tex
    Cano
    Jeet
    Grand
    Gardy

  23. Sarah says:

    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 says:

      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.

  24. Dave B says:

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

  25. bonestock94 says:

    Is this game starting on time?

  26. mike_h says:

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

  27. buckcansuckit says:

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

  28. Karl Krawfid says:

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

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

    About 30 mins long.

  29. Greg says:

    Does anyone mind giving me a streaming link please?

  30. 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?

  31. CBean says:

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

  32. theyankeewarrior says:

    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.

  33. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  34. 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 says:

      Well- some of the planes were heading for California!

    • B-Rando says:

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

      • 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 says:

          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 says:

      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.

  35. buckcansuckit says:

    this will be the most stress free game of the year

  36. MikeD says:

    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.

  37. Cy Pettitte says:

    Nunez – always an adventure

    • Mike HC says:

      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.

  38. Karl Krawfid says:

    Damn Nasty changes

  39. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

  40. Greg says:

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

  41. MannyGeee says:

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

  42. Vocabularry says:

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

  43. buckcansuckit says:

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

  44. Cuso says:

    Young Jeezie is getting a granny

  45. MannyGeee says:

    wow, A-rod is not fcking around!

  46. Karl Krawfid says:

    That’s the A-Rod I know.

    Yeah baby!

  47. Yank The Frank says:

    ARod is starting to get on track.

  48. Cy Pettitte says:

    ARod! centaurian.

  49. Mike Axisa says:

    It would be so awesome if they won this game.

  50. Wooderson says:

    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 says:

      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

  51. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Grit-Rod.

  52. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    ARod: “fuck this AAA shit”

  53. MikeD says:

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

  54. MikeD says:

    Posada could have done that.

  55. Cuso says:

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

  56. Karl Krawfid says:

    Where the hell was that?

  57. Mike HC says:

    Look at all those empty lower level seats like usually.

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

  58. MikeD says:

    Wild pitch #21.

  59. theyankeewarrior says:

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

  60. YankeesJunkie says:

    The AJ experience!

    :(

  61. 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!

  62. Guns of the Navarone says:

    This kid cannot be older than 17.

  63. Billy Pilgrim says:

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

  64. Greg says:

    Unearned run?

  65. Mister Delaware says:

    Those were some awkward body movements.

  66. Greg says:

    Now we have to really watch for the meltdown.

  67. Karl Krawfid says:

    4th out of the inning

  68. Mister Delaware says:

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

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

  69. MikeD says:

    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.

  70. Greg says:

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

  71. Greg says:

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

  72. ItsATarp says:

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

  73. pat says:

    Laird gonna make up for his mistake.

  74. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    lolrioles

  75. Yank The Frank says:

    This game may set a record for most errors.

  76. Guns of the Navarone says:

    This game = shenanigans

  77. Karl Krawfid says:

    Karl Krawfid is out!

  78. MikeD says:

    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.

  79. Billy Pilgrim says:

    Robbie Cano could have done that.

  80. Greg says:

    Failure, AAA style

  81. Billy Pilgrim says:

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

  82. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    this game is lulz.

  83. YankeesJunkie says:

    Did not know that LLWS was going on.

  84. dkidd says:

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

  85. MikeD says:

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

  86. pat says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHHA

  87. bonestock94 says:

    wtf was that

  88. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    What was AJ doing?

  89. The Fallen Phoenix says:

    AJ’s fielding is just atrocious this inning.

  90. MikeD says:

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

  91. Karl Krawfid says:

    This is hilarious.

  92. YankeesJunkie says:

    Greatest game ever? Greatest game ever.

  93. Guns of the Navarone says:

    Shenanigans

  94. Greg says:

    I need help. What’s going on?

  95. dkidd says:

    cue benny hill music

  96. YankeesJunkie says:

    Burnett future lies in the fifth inning.

  97. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Nolan Reimold? wtf

  98. Nogomo says:

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

  99. dkidd says:

    wish yu were here

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

    #SpringTraininginSeptember

    • theyankeewarrior says:

      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.

  101. Cuso says:

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

  102. wow says:

    that’s the AJ we all know.

  103. theyankeewarrior says:

    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.

  104. Karl Krawfid says:

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

  105. Kostas says:

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

  106. Greg says:

    Defense will be given as an excuse for AJ.

  107. Bronx Byte says:

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

  108. BK2ATL says:

    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.

  109. MannyGeee says:

    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)

  110. Kostas says:

    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.

  111. theyankeewarrior says:

    Eduardo Nunez pops up almost as often as Tex.

    Almost.

  112. Tom Zig says:

    AJ why do you suck so bad

  113. Greg says:

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

  114. teddy says:

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

    • Bartolo's Colon says:

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

    • JFH says:

      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 = ????

  115. Karl Krawfid says:

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

  116. theyankeewarrior says:

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

    Forget the defense. That’s no good.

  117. MikeD says:

    What was the gold glove question?

  118. YankeesJunkie says:

    Someone end AJ’s misery now. DO IT!

  119. Yank The Frank says:

    How many outs are there in an inning again?

  120. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

  121. Karl Krawfid says:

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

  122. Greg says:

    Errors hurting Burnett.

  123. Kostas says:

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

  124. MannyGeee says:

    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.

  125. MannyGeee says:

    sweet another WP!

  126. Greg says:

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

  127. Sarah says:

    I miss Boston AJ.

    Can someone else get warmed up please?

  128. MikeD says:

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

  129. theyankeewarrior says:

    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.

  130. Yank The Frank says:

    3rd times a charm

  131. V says:

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

  132. Kostas says:

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

  133. Greg says:

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

  134. theyankeewarrior says:

    The three guys due up are really fun to watch.

    /headstoconferenceroomtoturnontv

  135. MO-11 says:

    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?”

  136. jon says:

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

  137. dkidd says:

    despite it all, yankees will still win this game

    buck will go to bed angry, as always

  138. BK2ATL says:

    Let me guess.

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

  139. Karl Krawfid says:

    My boy big Jones!

  140. Klemy says:

    Monstero time.

  141. MikeD says:

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

  142. dkidd says:

    buck holds up four fingers

  143. jon says:

    why would anyone throw jones a fastball

  144. Karl Krawfid says:

    Montero!!

  145. boogie down says:

    Oppo Montero!

  146. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    The heavens have stopped crying.

  147. Dela G says:

    i believe in jesus!

  148. YankeesJunkie says:

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

  149. David N says:

    YAY JESUS!

  150. Jetrer says:

    Jesus!!!!

  151. Greg says:

    The savior!

  152. BK2ATL says:

    Jesus is loose!!!!

  153. Sarah says:

    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.

  154. jon says:

    both jones and jesus missed homers by 5 feet

  155. Kostas says:

    And queue the Jesus walks on water.

  156. Rey22 says:

    Jesus in action!

  157. bonestock94 says:

    What a beast

  158. jon says:

    too bad hughes didnt pitch today

    how many players would there be in the 60s

  159. Sarah says:

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

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

  161. MannyGeee says:

    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.

  162. Kibbitty says:

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

  163. Karl Krawfid says:

    God damn A-Rod make the play.

  164. pop up teixeira says:

    and here we go again…

  165. Bronx Byte says:

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

  166. Karl Krawfid says:

    Sweet dp Pena!

  167. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    that was a Robbie-esque play.

  168. Karl Krawfid says:

    MORE terrible defense.

  169. MikeD says:

    Fielding prowess not on display today.

  170. CountryClub says:

    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

  171. Greg says:

    Another error against Burnett.

  172. dkidd says:

    is this even baseball?

  173. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Nunez’d

  174. MikeD says:

    23rd wild pitch.

  175. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Hide yer kids! Hide yer wife!

  176. Sarah says:

    The AJ show!

  177. Karl Krawfid says:

    Do these idiots realize he was catching Nova in AAA?

  178. theyankeewarrior says:

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

  179. ItsATarp says:

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

  180. theyankeewarrior says:

    LOL pop up again.

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

  181. Dela G says:

    damn britton keeps everything up

    not a recipe for success

  182. Karl Krawfid says:

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

  183. Mike Axisa says:

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

  184. jb says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

        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.

  185. theyankeewarrior says:

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

    One.

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

    • theyankeewarrior says:

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

    • Jetrer says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

          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 says:

            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 says:

              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.

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

      • Vocabularry says:

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

      • theyankeewarrior says:

        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.

          • theyankeewarrior says:

            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 says:

              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 says:

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

  186. Karl Krawfid says:

    nice DP AJ.

  187. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Bunt FAIL.

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

  189. Greg says:

    Now that’s inexcusable

  190. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Not sure if Laffey is any better than AJ.

  191. Greg says:

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

  192. JFH says:

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

  193. Craig says:

    Funniest game of the year? I think so.

  194. Yank The Frank says:

    We are in their bullpen. Good night nurse.

  195. Greg says:

    Interesting move, taking out Britton.

  196. Jerome S. says:

    A-Rod was safe three years ago :(

  197. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Burnett: 6IP 4 runs
    Verlander 6IP 4 runs

    Burnett=Verlander!!!!!

  198. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    The power of Jesus.

  199. Greg says:

    Bring in Cano

  200. Sarah says:

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

  201. jon says:

    this is a fucking joke look at the rain

  202. Karl Krawfid says:

    Buck is a bitch. Hate his ass.

  203. jon says:

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

  204. CP says:

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

  205. Cuso says:

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

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

  206. dkidd says:

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

  207. MannyGeee says:

    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???

  208. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

  209. jon says:

    nice job cano

  210. Brandon says:

    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.

  211. Greg says:

    Well that was anticlimactic

  212. Karl Krawfid says:

    Cano took two fat pitches. Swung at garbage.

  213. Kostas says:

    That was effective stupidity

  214. wow says:

    oh how bad umpires can change an AB.

  215. Brandon says:

    Alright, who put on the italics for every comment?

    *Looks around suspiciously*

  216. Jedile says:

    DFA Cano, striking out when men on!

  217. Greg says:

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

  218. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

  219. dkidd says:

    they should call thread this thread “fox news”

    cause it leans to the right!

    /fat albert’d

  220. Gonzo says:

    Is this entire series going to be a joke?

  221. Karl Krawfid says:

    Feels like Girardi and Buck are doing this on purpose.

  222. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

  223. dkidd says:

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

  224. Greg says:

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

  225. Kibbitty says:

    <3 Hackasaurus Rex.

  226. Yank The Frank says:

    This is Ayala’s kind of weather.

  227. Karl Krawfid says:

    I miss Joba and his fist pump. :(

  228. Gonzo says:

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

  229. theyankeewarrior says:

    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 says:

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

      • theyankeewarrior says:

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

        • Jetrer says:

          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 says:

            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 says:

              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.

  230. Bavarian Yankee says:

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

  231. Yanks27rings says:

    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

  232. Karl Krawfid says:

    lol Curtis

  233. Guns of the Navarone says:

    Granderslip.

  234. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    PH Chavez for Nunez.

  235. MannyGeee says:

    am I the only one not seeing italics?

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

    /that weird guy from earlier

    • Yanks27rings says:

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

    • MannyGeee says:

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

    • Guns of the Navarone says:

      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.

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

  238. Yank The Frank says:

    Need a little 2 out bingo !

  239. Karl Krawfid says:

    Fucking Swish.

  240. Greg says:

    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?

  241. pop up teixeira says:

    leadoff double wasted

  242. CBean says:

    so much fail

  243. Mike Axisa says:

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

  244. wow says:

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

  245. Sheepmeister says:

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

  246. a.hinds says:

    dont jinx it

  247. buckcansuckit says:

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

  248. Cuso says:

    Atstay addingpay iecepay of itshay

  249. Yank The Frank says:

    Baltimore looks like they need a nap.

  250. Yanks27rings says:

    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.

  251. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  252. MO-11 says:

    I love David Robertson.

  253. Sheepmeister says:

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

    • Yanks27rings says:

      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.

  254. buckshowaltersfrown says:

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

  255. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  256. bonestock94 says:

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

  257. Sarah says:

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

  258. Sheepmeister says:

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

  259. Yank The Frank says:

    Alex looks primed

  260. Karl Krawfid says:

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

  261. Mojo says:

    Well that was a wasted inning…

  262. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Thank you wind.

  263. Sarah says:

    I don’t like Soriano in a tie game.

  264. theyankeewarrior says:

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

  265. Greg says:

    What happened to Brett?

  266. MannyGeee says:

    god is Cano just a beast.

  267. jay says:

    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 says:

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

    • Jetrer says:

      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

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

  269. Karl Krawfid says:

    This is dumb. Dude is gonna hit a bomb.

  270. Ethan says:

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

  271. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Like to know where pitch 3 missed.

  272. BK2ATL says:

    Beautiful pitching sequence by Soriano!!!!

  273. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Pie for the Grandyman i’m calling it now.

  274. Bartolo's Colon says:

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

  275. J-Rod says:

    “Is there pie on a wet wednesday?”

    LOL

  276. Sheepmeister says:

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

    Awesome

    • Tim says:

      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.

  277. REVENGE OF THE POP-UP!!!

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

  278. Greg says:

    As I suspected, Clay Rapada.

  279. Mike Axisa says:

    Where’s the pinch-runner?

  280. MO-11 says:

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

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

    Sincerely,
    Kevin Elster

  282. sangreal says:

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

  283. Adam says:

    Well..that was confounding.

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

    A foot, Michael? I call bullshit.

  285. The Big City of Dreams says:

    Smh

  286. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    He balked like every pitch didn’t he?

  287. teddy says:

    cano should blame the ump he got himself out

  288. Karl Krawfid says:

    Rapada is gonna blow it

  289. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    PH Chavez

  290. Karl Krawfid says:

    When was the last Yankee walk-off?

  291. Yank The Frank says:

    Who uses rubbers these days anyway?

  292. Sarah says:

    Nunez time!

  293. Mojo says:

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

  294. LiterallyFigurative says:

    Some pie, please

  295. CBean says:

    goddammit i want pie

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

  297. Sarah says:

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

  298. Billy Pilgrim says:

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

  299. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    yay extra innings with a short bullpen. love that.

  300. tom says:

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

  301. CBean says:

    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?

  302. jon says:

    wow thats a bad day

  303. Sheepmeister says:

    Platinum Sombrero!!!!!

  304. MikeD says:

    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.

  305. Karl Krawfid says:

    This is like Pap and Beckett.

  306. Kibbitty says:

    What’s that, like fifteen Oriole strikeouts today?

  307. Ethan says:

    This ump has a pretty ridiculous strike zone

  308. MikeD says:

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

  309. Karl Krawfid says:

    nice change

  310. Sarah says:

    Hector to the rotation!

  311. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Os have struck out 15 times. 15!!

  312. Kibbitty says:

    What’s that? like sixteen Oriole strikeouts today?

  313. pop up teixeira says:

    nice Noesi and now for the walkoff

  314. MikeD says:

    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.

  315. Billy Pilgrim says:

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

  316. Bartolo's Colon says:

    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.

  317. Kibbitty says:

    Feel like padding thoes stats, Swish?

  318. Mojo says:

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

  319. Billy Pilgrim says:

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

  320. Karl Krawfid says:

    Fuck this game.

  321. Sarah says:

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

  322. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Jesus will get pie in the 11th.

  323. Karl Krawfid says:

    All this history in the Bronx.

  324. Mojo says:

    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!

  325. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    God damnit Nunie

  326. MikeD says:

    September Nunez becomes April-May Nunez.

  327. Greg says:

    I thought that Nunez got this out of his system.

  328. Jetrer says:

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

    • MikeD says:

      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.

  329. Dela G says:

    good god nunez is an error fucking machine

  330. pop up teixeira says:

    not good errorduardo not good

  331. Karl Krawfid says:

    Hanging slider is gonna get popped out.

  332. Karl Krawfid says:

    Called it.

  333. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    NunEEEz strikes again

  334. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Meat.

  335. Greg says:

    Yankees defense is the culprit of the game.

  336. Widget says:

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

  337. Hummingbird S. says:

    More IBB’s, it’s clearly working.

  338. Sarah says:

    What are the odds that Davis strikes out 6 times?

  339. Jerome S. says:

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

    Although this isn’t really bad.

  340. Mojo says:

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

  341. jon says:

    another strike out to tie the record with 6

  342. Karl Krawfid says:

    Fuckin Yankees man.

  343. Monteroisdinero says:

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

    Sincerely,
    Tim Wakefield

  344. JFH says:

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

  345. LiterallyFigurative says:

    Since when did Markakis become Jose Bautista?

  346. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  347. ItsATarp says:

    I blame nunez…fucking learn to field a goddamn ball

  348. dkidd says:

    okay

    let’s ruin buck showalter’s day

  349. Greg says:

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

  350. pop up teixeira says:

    ok montero, tie this game up

  351. Magg G says:

    Btw Noesi just got his cherry popped.

  352. Sarah says:

    I need a Tex message. Now.

  353. Cy Pettitte says:

    scared of Jesus

  354. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    That looked like an UIBB

  355. MikeD says:

    The fear. The FEAR!

  356. The Big City of Dreams says:

    Good eye kid

  357. CBean says:

    afraid of jesus

  358. Karl Krawfid says:

    Please no DP

    Please no DP.

    I want to see a walk off.

  359. Widget says:

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

  360. LiterallyFigurative says:

    Jesus OWNS Johnson

  361. Dela G says:

    Jesus Walks!

  362. Karl Krawfid says:

    Tex can’t hit a fucking change up.

  363. The Big City of Dreams says:

    Fuck

  364. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    God damn you Kay

  365. Jerome S. says:

    So much BAbip today…

  366. Cy Pettitte says:

    porch needs to be made shorter

  367. Jimmy McNulty says:

    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.

  368. Yank The Frank says:

    We are set up for pie

  369. Hummingbird S. says:

    Wish we could get the real, good Tex back.

  370. Rainbow Connection says:

    So much for giving everyone rest today.

  371. LiterallyFigurative says:

    The Yanks seem Pie-intolerant the past two years.

  372. dkidd says:

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

  373. Ethan says:

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

  374. Rainbow Connection says:

    Didn’t Jeter JUST have a day off?

  375. Dela G says:

    attaboy grandyman

  376. Cy Pettitte says:

    Chavy’s got this.

  377. Karl Krawfid says:

    Grandy is the man.

  378. Billy Pilgrim says:

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

  379. Greg says:

    Still alive.

  380. Sarah says:

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

  381. Jetrer says:

    Chavez instead of Jeter … interesting

  382. Mojo says:

    This is just one BIG tease in the making…

  383. Widget says:

    Can Zombie Chavez get brains with that pie?

  384. Jerome S. says:

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOohwell

  385. MikeD says:

    Andino has so annoyed me this game and series.

  386. The Big City of Dreams says:

    Damn it

  387. Cy Pettitte says:

    wow fuck that.

  388. Karl Krawfid says:

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

  389. Greg says:

    Well this game was basically a punt anyway.

    I just hope that the Red Sox dont take advantage.

  390. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    le sigh

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

    It is what it is.

  392. ItsATarp says:

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

  393. Hello Nasty says:

    Gee, thanks, Errduardo.

  394. StanfordBen says:

    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.

  395. Mojo says:

    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!

    • Jerome S. says:

      I’ve figured you out.

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

      [Inserts obligatory jab at Teixeira]

      • Mojo says:

        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]

    • 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.

  396. dkidd says:

    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

  397. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

  398. tom says:

    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.

  399. Karl Krawfid says:

    How many times did Joe intentionally walk Bautista last series?

    Why the fuck is he walking Markakis like that?

  400. Jesus Freak says:

    (Nunez) Fielding: how does that work?

  401. Matt says:

    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.

    • Jerome S. says:

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

    • Greg says:

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

      All others are younger, except Rivera.

      • Matt says:

        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 says:

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

      • Mojo says:

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

      • Matt says:

        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.

  402. Elan says:

    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.]

  403. jon says:

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

  404. Sarah says:

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

    Maybe Swish can hit one onto Utah street again.

  405. Zach says:

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

  406. teddy says:

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

    • Elan says:

      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.

  407. Greg says:

    Here’s an interesting way to look at it

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

  408. David, Jr. says:

    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.

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