Game 144: Will the offense show up?


(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

The Yankees are in a collective offensive funk at the moment. They’ve scored just one run in their last 16 innings, and that was Jesus Montero‘s solo homer last night. Aside from that, they’ve managed just two hits (both singles), four walks, and one hit batsman since Alfredo Simon left after the four inning of Thursday’s game. No runner has even made it past first base. These things happen over the course of the season, so hopefully the Yankees will bust out of it tonight. Here’s the starting nine…

Derek Jeter, SS
Curtis Granderson, CF
Mark Teixeira, 1B
Robinson Cano, 2B
Jesus Montero, DH
Eric Chavez, 3B
Russell Martin, C
Eduardo Nunez, RF – first career start in the outfield, majors or minors
Brett Gardner, LF

CC Sabathia, SP

The game starts a little after 9pm ET and can be seen on YES locally or MLB Network nationally.

Categories : Game Threads


  1. Rey22 says:

    Montero hitting 5th, nice!

  2. Greg says:

    Given the lack of offense recently, it sort of makes sense that Girardi plays Nunez instead of Dickerson and Golson. Not the ideal plan, but they need offense.

  3. meaty balls says:

    haha poor nunez

  4. Plank says:

    Game 144: Will the offense show up?

    Short Answer: Yes, with an if.
    Long Answer: No, with a but.

  5. Tyrion Lannister says:

    As long as Montero’s in that lineup we’ll have at least some offense. With the big man on the mound that may be all we need.

  6. well you know says:

    Nunez is getting the start (audition) because it’s becoming clear that Montero is a lock and the Yanks do want to have Posada on the posteason roster. Carrying both of them means a spot can’t go to Dickerson or Golson as backup OF/pinchrunner. Which increases the importance of Nunez being able to play the OF in an emergency.

    • Tom O says:

      Not really though, with a 4 man rotation, and likely a 6 man bullpen, there’s probably two open spots, not just one. So they could carry Montero in addition to the regular season position players, and still have one free spot.

  7. baskets says:

    montero will hit a homerun and a double

  8. Xstar7 says:

    He loves it when you call him Big STOPPA.

    Time for Carsten Charles to do his thang.

  9. Cy Pettitte says:

    awww yea Cap’n!

  10. Kevin G. says:

    Anyone know why this game wan;t a day game?

  11. Greg says:

    Must score here at all costs.

  12. Sarah says:

    Lead off double? Yes please.

  13. DZ says:

    Starting off well, when Jeter plays well the yankees do

  14. Eirias says:

    Staten Island showing this is an auspicious night for Nunezes.

  15. teddy says:

    great job derek

  16. Greg says:

    We needed that an out prior.

  17. Cy Pettitte says:

    Jesus bored of hitting from the right side?

  18. Xstar7 says:

    Whoooooooooo, leadoff double wasted, yeah!

  19. Will says:

    Horrible approach Yankees. Wasting a leadoff double is inexcusable.

  20. Greg says:

    What is the Yankees Babip this year?

  21. Sarah says:

    On the plus side, no strike outs.

    • Greg says:

      And we got to second base.

      Seriously this team neesd to learn how to play at least of bit of smallball. Not saying bunt but move runners over.

      Granderson was the main culprit.

  22. Tyrion Lannister says:

    And the one to be blamed that inning is Curtis Granderson. Didn’t even move the runner over.

  23. Xstar7 says:

    Robbie Cano. So smooth.

    Keith Stone smooth.

  24. LiterallyFigurative says:

    Cano’s sooo lazy. He could’ve dove and done a double barrel roll to get to that ball.


  25. Cy Pettitte says:

    infield hit counter for Angels this series: 3.

  26. Xstar7 says:

    Yeah, more cheap base hits!

  27. pat says:

    At some point they’re going to test Nunez’s arm in RF and he will deliver. Book it.

  28. Tom says:

    I know Bourjos is fast but did that really have to be done bare handed?

    Cano has one of the quickest catch/transfer/flick a throw across his body moves I’ve ever seen

  29. Monteroisdinero says:

    Just got online so backtracking. Leiter said Jeter doubled off a fb (twice) but it was a curve/offspeed pitch. Jeets rarely pulls fbs to deep lf.

    Psyched for Jesus tonight batting 5th. Way to go Joe G!!!!!

  30. Greg says:

    That’s 4.

  31. Cy Pettitte says:

    infield hit counter for Angels this series: 4.

  32. Xstar7 says:

    Jeez. How lucky can they get?

  33. LiterallyFigurative says:

    Another infield single….wow

  34. Monteroisdinero says:

    Jeets-no laser arm.

  35. Cy Pettitte says:

    Wells has a .252 OBP, throw strikes

  36. Tyrion Lannister says:

    CC’s gotta get out of this. If multiple runs score that could be it without how much our offense is scuffling.

  37. Xstar7 says:

    Phew. That could have gotten ugly.

  38. Monteroisdinero says:

    Disappointed that Golson-who hits righties well-is not in there.

  39. Tom says:

    30 pitches… we could see Aaron Laffey by the 5th inning at this rate.

    Does anyone else get the sense that Girardi really wants him as a second lefty in the pen for the postseason and is going to give him a ridiculous # of chances to see if he can?

  40. Xstar7 says:

    Jesus will not be stopped.

  41. LiterallyFigurative says:

    Big swing single by Jesus…..

  42. DERP says:

    6 game hitting streak!!!!!

  43. Plank says:

    SI Yankees win the game. Going to the finals.

  44. Cy Pettitte says:

    Jesus is not scared of Weaver, Haren, Santana or Felix.

  45. teddy says:

    good job jesus

  46. David N says:

    Jesus gets it going. The number of guys I’d trade him for continues to decline on a daily basis.

  47. Eirias says:

    First step in Montero’s cycle.

  48. Monteroisdinero says:

    Montero stays back so well. Remember that line drive out to rf last night was on a changeup.

  49. Cy Pettitte says:

    great inning, offense.

  50. David N says:

    Well that went from promising to dejecting pretty damn quick….

  51. Tom Zig says:

    Still scuffling.

  52. Greg says:

    Its like Jesus has gone Space Jam on the rest of the Yankees. He’s stolen all their talent.

  53. Monteroisdinero says:

    Watching Haren cover first makes me hope that CC’s poor fielding hopefully won’t hurt us in a tight game.

  54. justsayin says:

    with A Rods career numbers at this ballpark, why is he not in? esp. since they are missing swish too

  55. Tom Zig says:

    Four Centerfielders!!

  56. Nuke LaDoosh says:

    holding my breath on that one

  57. JMK says:

    Nunez is going to be an adventure out there.

  58. Sarah says:

    Why does Nunie wear his hat one size too big? He finally got a helmet that fits, and now this?

  59. Cy Pettitte says:

    Mathis? come on CC.

  60. Tom says:

    Nice 0-2 pitch… I realize it’s Mathis and you want to keep the pitch count down, but that is terrible

  61. Cy Pettitte says:

    wow we’re fucked

  62. Sarah says:

    Crap, crap, crap.

  63. Monteroisdinero says:

    Posada to catch!

  64. LiterallyFigurative says:

    Call up Romine!

  65. David N says:

    Oh man, we do not need Russell hurt….

  66. Xstar7 says:

    Please be okay Russ….

  67. bonestock94 says:

    It already looked like its bruising, I bet he’s out

  68. Ivan says:

    Yikes!!!! That shit hurts just looking at it.

  69. Tom says:

    Another damn 0-2 pitch

  70. JMK says:

    Poor read by Grandy.

  71. LiterallyFigurative says:

    Two 0-2 doubles……c’mon CC

  72. Cy Pettitte says:

    I’m gonna stop watching these games until the playoffs. too frustrating.

  73. DERP says:

    This has been such a fail of a game so far.

  74. Tom Zig says:

    back to back 0-2 doubles. to Mathis and Izturis no less. Unacceptable.

  75. Tyrion Lannister says:

    And the Angels didn’t waste their double as we did. You just have to wonder how many runs we can scratch across. CC has to hold them at 1.

  76. David N says:

    Well, those hard hit balls we’ve been getting off Haren had better start falling in now….

  77. Monteroisdinero says:

    Mathis and Izturis with doubles. wow

  78. Jesse says:

    Sweet baby Jesus may catch.

  79. Tyrion Lannister says:

    If Martin is out we better hope that 5-3 score holds in Tampa. The Angels will run and run and run and run on Montero.

  80. Greg says:

    This has Murphy’s law written all over it

  81. Monteroisdinero says:

    Mathis has killed us before and he is doing it again as CC makes stars out of scrubs.

  82. Monteroisdinero says:

    I do like Gardner but a few days off maybe????

    • Sarah says:

      I don’t know. It seems to help on occasion, but not always. He did sit out one against Boston, and of course, most of that day game on Wednesday. Of course, the last couple of days have been pretty ugly, but before Wednesday he was hitting and starting to come out of it.

      Also, you can’t really say he needs a day off without pointing out that Granderson is also in a pretty ugly slump.

  83. Greg says:

    Well kiss this game goodbye

  84. Xstar7 says:

    Fuck. The Yankees are dropping like flies.

  85. Tyrion Lannister says:

    If baserunners get on they’re just gonna run on Jesus all night. Arod gone, Martin gone, Swisher gone. And we haven’t even been trying to win ballgames.

    • Jetrer says:

      they haven’t been trying to win??? That’s about the dumbest thing I have ever heard.

      • Tyrion Lannister says:

        The manager has not been trying to win. If he has please explain why we lost ballgames with Scott Proctor, Aaron Laffey, and Luis Ayala on the mound in the deciding inning.

        • Jetrer says:

          who would you want to pitch? You could use Mo for an inning, but that just delays the crappy pitchers for one inning, they would still be pitching in a deciding inning. There is a big difference between not trying to win and not running the bullpen into the ground with overuse. Wade, DRob, Mo, and Soriano, can’t pitch every bullpen inning in every game. Occassionally they need rest, and Girardi is stuck using shittier pitchers. It’s not that he’s not trying to win, he’s using the best available of limited options.

  86. LiterallyFigurative says:


  87. The Big City of Dreams says:

    Wow Jorge gets his chance

  88. Cy Pettitte says:

    Posada catching? christ.

  89. Tyrion Lannister says:

    LOL! Posada gonna catch. Now they’re gonna run even more.

  90. LiterallyFigurative says:


  91. Sarah says:

    Look at Tex! He’s pumped.

  92. Greg says:

    No its Jorge!

  93. teal'c says:


  94. Xstar7 says:

    This game is just…..

  95. forensic says:

    Ugh, posada…

  96. Tom Zig says:

    Yes! I’ve got a good feeling that Jorge is gonna wake this team up

  97. David N says:

    Well, you figured Posada was going to catch at least once this year – might as well have it be now when everything else is going wrong.

    I would have liked to see just what Montero could do behind the plate, though.

  98. LiterallyFigurative says:

    Infield single #5

  99. Cy Pettitte says:

    more infield hits, amazing.

  100. Tom says:

    Good grief…. another infield hit

  101. Eirias says:

    Donning the tools of ignorance.

  102. Mike Axisa says:

    Jorge says no steal for you!

  103. Tom says:

    You don’t run on Posada….

  104. DERP says:

    LOLOLOL at Kendrick.

  105. Tom Zig says:


  106. Greg says:

    He got him!

  107. Nuke LaDoosh says:

    Insane…you can’t predict baseball

  108. David N says:


  109. Cy Pettitte says:


  110. justsayin says:

    yaaaaay fuck you kendrick

  111. Yanks fan says:

    Hip hip……… Jorge!!

  112. Sarah says:

    Posada is all “Suck it Angels.”

    And Cano continues his awesomeness.

  113. LiterallyFigurative says:


    Kendrick really can’t run to get thrown out on THAT.

  114. Avi says:

    I saw the catching gear on a guy with #20 and my thought was they gave Gustavo Molina #20?

  115. BK2ATL says:

    Any questions, Scioscia???

  116. forensic says:

    With all these injuries, it’s almost like Girardi playing overly-cautiously, almost scared, with his lineups and playing time isn’t the right thing to do…

  117. Sarah says:

    Remember that blow out game we’ve been needing? Now would be a good time for it.

  118. justsayin says:

    hopefully Jorge sparks this team

  119. mlbnyy35 says:

    Is this really how much the Yankees don’t trust Montero to catch? If he’s not going to catch in the next few days with the catching squad hurting, he’s definitely not catching at all this season. And as I’m typing, Posada throws out Kendrick! Anything can happen in baseball.

  120. Midland TX says:

    I smell 3 years / $36MM.

  121. Tom says:

    Postseason roster solution… no Cervelli?

    Posada as backup catcher / Montero DH (emergency catcher)

  122. Bartolo's Colon says:

    This posada guy looks legit behind the plate, framing pitches, moving around quickly, gunning down runners

  123. justsayin says:

    good lord…CC 60 pitches in 3 innings????

  124. LiterallyFigurative says:

    With all these guys in the pen out for tonight, it’s sounding like we need 120 from CC, to Dellin, to Kontos.

  125. justsayin says:

    chavy….thats a big boy play

  126. David N says:

    Nice play Tex.

  127. Xstar7 says:

    Great play by the Zombie Chavez

  128. Tyrion Lannister says:

    It’s just amazing how many balls they hit in the infield away from fielders. It either goes for a hit or someone has to make a great throw to 1st.

  129. Sarah says:

    One good thing: Posada will be hitting from his better side. At least this didn’t happen against a lefty.

  130. Jesse says:

    Could Austin Romine be called up tomorrow just for precautionary reasons? I’m not sure if he’s on the 40 man, but I’m sure there’s a likely casualty that could get booted from the 40 man.

  131. Monteroisdinero says:

    We have alot of useless bodies on our roster right now. Time for Golson!

  132. Xstar7 says:

    A run or two here would be reallllllllly nice.

  133. justsayin says:

    wow Grandy

  134. ItsATarp says:

    Grandy needs a day off…but we really have no players to giv ehim one.

  135. Greg says:

    No MVP for Grandy with this slide

  136. DERP says:

    Haren is picking the Yankees apart.

    • Will says:

      Yup. He’s a good pitcher so that will happen.


      • The Big City of Dreams says:

        Still trying to find out if Joba was really the hold up in the deal. Many fans have different takes on this.

        • Will says:

          I agree that mortgaging the future in trades isn’t always the best way to go but Haren is an ace and the Yankees are morons for having missed out on him. I would’ve given up Banuelos, Betances, Noesi, Nova, or Joba. Basically anyone but Montero for this guy. With good starting pitching as hard as it is to find these days the Yankees were shockingly passive with Haren.

  137. Bartolo's Colon says:

    Granderson is so bad now, I think k long and grandy need to take a trip to Arlington to fix things

  138. boogie down says:

    It always amuses me that Scott Boras is chilling back there like a creeper.

  139. Monteroisdinero says:

    Changeups Mark. Remenber you can’t hit them.

  140. Sarah says:

    Has anyone worked the count to 3-2 tonight against Haren?

  141. DERP says:

    Save us Jesus Montero!!!!!!!!!

  142. LiterallyFigurative says:

    Yankee grounders = outs

    Angel grounders = singles

  143. Xstar7 says:

    CC needs to be more efficient now.

  144. theskyisfalling says:

    CC needs a 6 pitch inning

  145. Will says:

    Argh. This series came at the worst possible time.

  146. forensic says:

    Some poor pitching, no offense, over 60 pitches for cc in 3 innings, 40 pitches for haren in 4. looks like the team has taken the standpoint of many people here that they don’t care about the games and are willing to settle for possibly just sneaking into the playlets.


  147. Tom says:

    This is going complete game shutout…. 42 pitches in 4 innings for Haren

    Girardi needs to wake up…. Tex from the leftside is no longer a #3 hitter. He should be hitting 5th or 6th (and move down when ARod comes back). Keep plugging him in 3rd against lefties but the guy is hitting .222 lefty with an OPS of .783 (the OPS is OK, but not for a #3 hitter)

    Inserting Nunez and his .664 OPS against righties is also not injecting offense… (and is downgrading defense on top of it)

    • Greg says:

      Waaaaaaah I blame my manager for the bad offense waaah

      • Tom says:

        Thanks, as always your insight is amazing…

        You apparently like a guy hitting .222 to bat 3rd… and like to insert backup infielders into the OF with a sub .700 OPS against righties to inject offense.

        • Mike Axisa says:

          Who exactly is supposed to bat third? Everyone in the lineup is stuck in a rut.

          And who is this offensive dynamo that could have played instead of Nunez?

          • Tom says:

            Cano? Even just moving him down to the 5 spot means more AB’s for Cano. Heck Russell Martin has almost the same #’s against righties (not saying he should hit 3rd)

            And the point on Nunez is why DOWNGRADE the defense if you aren’t getting offense? What are you gaining by sticking Nunez in RF?

            Dickerson and Golson can’t give you a .664 OPS with far better defense?

        • Greg says:

          So blame the guy hitting .222 then, dont blame the manager.

          • Tom says:

            Would you be OK with him hitting Nunez 3rd…. and if Nunez failed we should blame Nunez? How about slotting Gardner in the # 3 spot… don’t blame Girardi if Gardner doesn’t hit, right

            Why is Tex predetermined to be the #3 hitter…. at some point put the hitters where they belong in the lineup. Tex batting lefty is not a #3 hitter… this is multiple years, not a few months in a slump.

            • Jetrer says:

              So do you want to drop Jeter against RHP as well?

              • Tom says:

                If Garnder is hitting sure… why not? (Heck is Swisher was healthy I’d hit him leadoff against lefties if needed)

                • Jetrer says:

                  ok, if everyone was healthy with normal lineup, where would you bat Jeter?

                  • Tom says:

                    Leadoff against lefties, 8th against righties…

                    I don’t think they’ll hit him 9th for PR reasons…

                    How does this change plugging a .222 hitter into the #3 spot again?

                    • Jetrer says:

                      Not at all. I’m just curious because many are complaining about Tex batting third without saying anything about Jeter batting first against RHP, even though, based on the splits, Jeter batting first is a lot less defendable than Tex batting third.

      • theskyisfalling says:

        dude, you seriously are going to need to acknowledge that there are some real concerns about this team

        • Greg says:

          I’m not saying they are not. But his blame is misguided to Girardi. That’s the point. Maybe he should blame the players for a change!

          • theskyisfalling says:

            point taken…but Girardi has made some questionable calls lately. We all understand guys are tired and now we have some injury concerns…but these are not throw away games. The Red Sox wont be down for a mater of fact just tied the game. The Yanks missed some very real opportunities to pad this lead

  148. Xstar7 says:

    With all the hoopla of Jorge being put into the game the YES crew neglected to mention that CC got his 2000th strikeout last inning.

  149. theskyisfalling says:

    strike zone seems to have shrunk from the last half inning

  150. David N says:

    Walking Mathis….Why?

  151. Jetrer says:

    how the fuck do you walk Jeff fucking Mathis?

  152. Cy Pettitte says:

    WALK TO MATHIS? god dammit CC what the fuck.

  153. DERP says:

    What the fuck CC.

  154. James A says:

    Give Dellin a shot, it’s not as if the offense is going to come back the way theyre swinging anyway

  155. Sarah says:

    Rothschild looks frustrated. Can’t say that I blame him.

  156. theskyisfalling says:

    what???? no booming double?

  157. Jetrer says:

    fucking Farnsworth reverting to his Yankee form

  158. Pat D says:

    So I ended up lying.

    Just because I have to say, “Kyle motherfucking Farnsworth.”

  159. Cy Pettitte says:



  160. David N says:

    Damn, even Montero is in a slump now….

    Oh, and screw Kyle Farnsworth.

  161. Greg says:

    Well if the Rays lose our magic number goes down.

  162. Cy Pettitte says:

    Chavez gives a souvenir to the Yankee fan in the stands, what a nice guy

  163. DERP says:

    I’m almost hoping Dan Haren pitches a CG shutout since we’re not coming back anyway.

  164. forensic says:

    Letter: There are extra arms down there.

    Girardi: Really? Where??? I thought we only called up proctor and laffey.

    • Jetrer says:

      maybe not the best idea to have someone make their MLB debut in a tie game on the road

      • forensic says:

        Oh please, its sad how many people fall into that. Are they suddenly going to spontaneously combust? Will those scary angels fans break them down into tears? Suck it up and see what you have, not what you know you don’t have.

        • Jetrer says:

          I’m not saying they will be scarred for life. I’m saying that’s a very tough situation to bring them in and not have them affected by nerves. It’s not like Proctor or Ayala have never thrown a scoreless inning, and they are a lot less likely to fall apart because of nerves. Most likely, the game outcome will not change either way anyways.

  165. Cy Pettitte says:

    this team needs some days off.

  166. C says:

    Remember that time when the Yankees scored? That was awesome.

  167. Xstar7 says:

    dead offense is dead

  168. The Big City of Dreams says:


  169. Greg says:

    This has CGSH written all over it.

  170. Sarah says:

    Is there something in the air that makes teams stop hitting on the West Coast?

  171. Monteroisdinero says:

    Haren toying with our lefty fb hitters. Let’s go Tampa!!!!

  172. swishers fauxhawk says:

    I miss runs.

  173. David N says:

    At some point, this offense will get going. It has to happen eventually.

    I think?

  174. Monteroisdinero says:

    Sometimes I think Leiter has had a few concussions himself.

  175. theskyisfalling says:

    what was that thing the yanks use to do? oh yeah score runs

  176. Dude says:


  177. DERP says:

    Ramos cleaning up Farnsworth’s mess

  178. forensic says:

    I’m so tired of all the whining and excuses of being tired and all the games they’ve played. They’ve been given so many days off each over the last couple weeks that some of the games haven’t really existed for everyone. And really, they only had one extra game added beyond what was already scheduled, and they didn’t really show up for that game (or at least the one before with the Scranton lineup) in reality anyway.

  179. bonestock94 says:

    The team is down one run. Reading this shit you’d think they were just stricken with aids and cancer simultaneously.

  180. Xstar7 says:

    This team is fucking fried.

    Fuck Buck Showalter and the Orioles for making the Yankees play at 2:30 at night in pouring rain and then forcing them to have to play a DAY in Baltimore the next day which was a scheduled off day.

  181. DERP says:

    OMG stop walking people

  182. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Where the fuck are these pitches missing?

  183. DERP says:


    God damn it CC

  184. Cy Pettitte says:

    this 1-0 game feels like 20-0

  185. theskyisfalling says:

    alright…time for some runs

  186. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    I just started watching. It looks like we’re down 12-0 and being perfect game’d and CC suffered a season ending injury. And all this while the Rays are creeping closer to the Yankees for that WC!

  187. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Well, at least he made em work.

  188. Xstar7 says:

    Silly Nunez, only the Angels can turn weak grounders into base hits.

  189. Tyrion Lannister says:

    Get prepared to lose these low scoring pitching duels come October. By losing to the Angels we’ve ensured that they’ll be right there with Texas after this series. They may be our 1st round opponent- Weaver, Haren, Santana which is better than what we got.

  190. Jorge says:

    That 20-run outburst that seems to happen after periods of futility couldn’t come a second too soon here.

    These guys need a nap.

  191. Eirias says:

    Wharrgarbl? Wharrgarbl.

  192. Monteroisdinero says:

    Inside curveball=Jeter HR

  193. David N says:

    Oh, look at that, another 1-2-3 inning. How…unexpected.

  194. swishers fauxhawk says:

    70 pitches through 6.

  195. Monteroisdinero says:

    Izturis-the new Brooks Robinson.

  196. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Has Kay been saying “Danny Haren” the whole game?

  197. pop up teixeira says:

    only 70 pitches for Haren!

  198. Monteroisdinero says:

    The last 3 days do remind me alot of last September. Time to empty the bench tomorrow.

  199. DERP says:

    We are fortunate to be down only 1. CC doesn’t have it tonight

  200. Xstar7 says:

    Just get through one more inning CC.

  201. Tyrion Lannister says:

    And that’s the winning run on 2nd. We couldn’t play situational baseball in the 1st, watch the Angels push that run across with Scocia ball.

  202. Tyrion Lannister says:

    LOL! Posada’s so awful.

  203. DERP says:

    The ball definitely hit the batter.

  204. Cy Pettitte says:


    I hate the Angels so much, this is amazing.

  205. theskyisfalling says:

    cmon now

  206. Monteroisdinero says:

    These umps are pathetic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  207. FIPster Doofus says:

    Seriously, umps?

  208. Xstar7 says:

    The ball hit the batter. Male the right call umps.

  209. theskyisfalling says:

    good boys

  210. pop up teixeira says:

    and that ladies and gentlemen might be game over

  211. Monteroisdinero says:

    Sciosia is sickening.

  212. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Sioscia is such a prick. wtf is he doing arguing an obvious call like that???

  213. DERP says:

    If they missed the call, we could have labeled this an ump loss and ignored the fact that they are getting sodomized by Haren.

  214. theskyisfalling says:

    this is getting ridiculous

  215. Cy Pettitte says:

    CC wat r u doing?

  216. Monteroisdinero says:

    No sac for you Aybar.

  217. Tyrion Lannister says:

    So CC throws is right at the guy. This is over, folks. One or two runs score here and that’s just too much for this struggling offense to overcome against Haren.

  218. Greg says:

    Well lets hope the offense gets this fixed or else we are screwed.

  219. Ivan says:

    Wow Chavez…

  220. theskyisfalling says:

    wow…uh foul?

  221. Pat D says:

    That was fucking foul.

  222. Cy Pettitte says:

    he got that in foul territory.

  223. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    GJ Chavez

  224. LiterallyFigurative says:

    That ball WAS foul.

  225. Kostas says:

    This team is in trouble…. Horrible offense, horrible defense…

  226. DERP says:

    CC was just gonna walk Mathis anyway. Good play by Chavez.

  227. Monteroisdinero says:

    Chavez pulling a Nunez.

  228. Greg says:

    I actually like that play. With CC’s control problems I think he would have walked MAthis.

  229. Xstar7 says:

    They’re putting all of their eggs into the double play basket with that intnetional BB.

  230. Tyrion Lannister says:

    And their plan is to double up the Angels fastest runner.

  231. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    CC’s gonna walk in a run

  232. Tyrion Lannister says:

    Why is CC still in this ballgame? He doesn’t have anything.

  233. DERP says:

    lol I was worried Trout would beat that.

  234. DERP says:

    dagger imminent.

  235. Monteroisdinero says:

    Stay healthy Jorge!!!!!!!!!!!

  236. Ivan says:

    That is why he is a ace….

  237. theskyisfalling says:

    holy shitttttttttt

  238. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Lova ya CC!!

  239. Cy Pettitte says:

    CHAVY holy shit! the defense was great that inning

  240. DERP says:

    Very nice.

    I would hope this would fire up the offense, but I doubt it.

  241. Jetrer says:

    I really thought that was going to be another cheap ass infield hit

  242. David N says:

    Yeah CC!!!!!!!

    Now score some freaking runs!

  243. Monteroisdinero says:


  244. BK2ATL says:

    Any doubts about CC’s value as a top 5 pitcher in MLB????

  245. Tyrion Lannister says:

    Great job by CC there. Too bad it will likely go to waste in a 1-0 loss.

  246. smurfy says:

    Nice play, Sir Tex!

  247. theskyisfalling says:

    time to score 10 runs

  248. bonestock94 says:

    CC’s line when sucking > most pitchers doing well

  249. LiterallyFigurative says:

    Epic survival by the Yanks.

    Chavez and CC.

    The best thing was hitting Aybar, as luck would have it.

  250. pop up teixeira says:

    Yesssss he got out of it now score some damn runs plz

  251. jay says:

    now let’s score some runs…middle of the order

  252. Ivan says:

    Sooooooo….guess that “small ball” didnt work uh…

  253. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Jennings hit a leadoff triple against Bard

  254. Cuso says:

    8 hits, 4 walks in 6 innings.

    Battling and scattering.

  255. theskyisfalling says:

    geez grandy….just look horrible

  256. DERP says:

    OMG Curtis. Yikes.

  257. Stratman9652 says:

    So the upside to Nunez in right is having a real 3B that inning.

  258. Tyrion Lannister says:

    Granderson has cost himself the MVP. He looks like Adam Dunn up there.

  259. LiterallyFigurative says:

    Granderson swings at the same pitches every AB.

  260. Cy Pettitte says:


  261. FIPster Doofus says:


    (Just lately.)

  262. DERP says:

    HOF Jennings about to score for Tampa.

  263. theskyisfalling says:

    rays tripple…no outs

  264. Xstar7 says:

    Gutty, gritty, professional, crafty performance. What a gamer.

    Would have been nice if he had been more efficient though.

  265. Cy Pettitte says:

    Jennings lead off triple of Bard, TB trying to walk off

  266. DERP says:

    Boston loses.

  267. theskyisfalling says:

    rays walk off!!!

  268. Cy Pettitte says:

    god, Haren is destroying this offense.

  269. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Sox lose again!!

  270. Monteroisdinero says:

    Tex cannot hit changeups. I’d throw it underhand to him.

  271. DERP says:

    Haren making a nice case for runner up for the Cy Young.

  272. Tyrion Lannister says:

    The Sox have lost, Girardi. Wave the white flag and bring in Scott Proctor.

  273. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Haren CGSHO

  274. Ivan says:

    This offense needs a day off…

  275. bonestock94 says:

    Man, Dan Haren is on point tonight. At least Boston lost again, they can take another consequence-free L.

  276. thaaaaaaaayankeeeeswin says:

    these Pitchers have been amazing for the Angels….too bad they wont be in the playoffs

  277. FIPster Doofus says:

    Dan Haren is good at baseball. I wish he played for the Yankees.

  278. Monteroisdinero says:

    Neither Weaver or Haren have thrown over 90 mph. See that Phil?

  279. David N says:

    Well, at least Boston continues to suck.

  280. Bartolo's Colon says:

    Teixeira from the left side is mark reynolds evil (or good) twin…less k’s, more pop-ups. their triple slash is almost identical though

  281. CMP says:

    Haren would have made a nice number 2 behind CC.

  282. Just got in. Has this game been as horrible as the box score suggests?

  283. Nuke LaDoosh says:

    wow, this game is a world of suck. gotta steal this one somehow and break out tomorrow.

  284. Xstar7 says:

    Stop giving them free base runners!

  285. LiterallyFigurative says:

    Noesi struggles putting guys away.

  286. Rainbow Connection says:

    Will Montero get hit? The Angels need to protect their players from this bush league shit.

  287. Kevin says:

    IS it possible for the yankees to just forfit a game and take the day off? I would be 100 percent behind that decision

  288. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Martin stops that…

  289. Rainbow Connection says:

    Will Soriano be on the postseason roster? He is fucking terrible.

  290. Greg says:

    Mike I thought you liked Noesi?

  291. Pat D says:

    Walks to Mathis and Trumbo.

    Yea, that makes me want to put needles in my eyes.

  292. Kostas says:

    This fucking team is killing me. It is like they went from awesome to suck in a matter of 2 games.

  293. Ivan says:

    Hey Kay, No Ayala means thats pretty good.

  294. thetruth says:

    Yankees to all fans: we just checked our bank accounts and we are all still millionaires and even though you say we need rest, after this game we are going out drinking and banging woman you people can only dream of even looking at. Thanks for your concern.

    • Rainbow Connection says:

      These guys are warriors!
      It’s TOUGH work to stand around on a field spitting or sit on a bench playing grab ass for 3 hours.

  295. Rainbow Connection says:

    Sterling will be ecstatic if the Yanks lose again. He jizzed in his pants last night. Did he grow up an Angels fan?

  296. Sarah says:

    Did Hector study at the David Robertson school of pitching? Put ‘em on to give them hope and then strike them out?

  297. Greg says:

    Thats game

  298. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    This game sucks in so many ways…

  299. Cy Pettitte says:

    fucking Trout

  300. Ivan says:

    Fuck you Mr. BABIP.

  301. wow says:

    so frustrating.

  302. Kostas says:

    Another run… that will do it… Well at least Boston sucks as bad as the Yankees do right now.

    Hope the post season is kinder.

  303. pop up teixeira says:

    and here we go…

  304. ItsATarp says:

    Angels getting so much BABIP this game

  305. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    It could be worse…we could be in Boston’s shoes.

  306. David N says:

    I’d feel so much better about this if we were legitimately getting beat instead of giving up the most pathetic hits this side of Justin Bieber, and were actually capable of scoring a run.

    3-0 feels like 15-0 now.

  307. Xstar7 says:

    The Yankees are getting out fundamental’d and out intangible’d.

  308. Tyrion Lannister says:

    The reason we’re losing is not Noesi or the pitching, it’s the anemic offense. And I don’t wanna hear about guys being injured. We’ve still got Grandy, Teixera, and Cano in the middle of the lineup and none of those guys is doing anything.

  309. Rainbow Connection says:

    Thank god the Yanks have a true ace who can go toe to toe against other aces and pick up his team.
    Oh wait… nevermind. He’s fat and out of the game already.

  310. Greg says:

    I thought you liked Noesi Mike?

  311. Jetrer says:

    can the kids pitch now?

  312. ItsATarp says:

    Jeff Mathis…are you shitting me?

  313. Monteroisdinero says:

    Angels look like a tough team if they get in. Don’t need to score alot with their pitching.

    Jeff Mathis-.176 cleanup hitter batting 9th.

  314. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Bring on Betances!!

  315. Mike Axisa says:

    Mathis? Give me a fucking break.

  316. thetruth says:

    .176 double, homerun…STUD

  317. Ivan says:

    Well that pretty much sums up tonight.

  318. Xstar7 says:

    Really? Really? Jeff Mathis is fucking awful. This should not be happening.

  319. LiterallyFigurative says:

    Jeff Mathis……Yankee killer.

    Steinbrenner would’ve traded Banuelos for him.

  320. forensic says:

    And BOOM, RAB implodes…

  321. thetruth says:

    p.s. I loved Mathis in The Notebook

  322. DERP says:

    Fucking losers. Enjoy getting slept tomorrow

  323. wow says:

    lol Yankees lol

  324. blue balls says:

    oh man!!!!!!

  325. Tyrion Lannister says:

    This just in- Detroit is rapidly closing in on us for best record. Tampa is rapidly closing in on a wild card berth. The Angels have pulled to within 1 of Texas. Weaver-Haren-Santana is a death sentence in a 5 game series especially with Jeff Mathis hitting home runs.

  326. Kostas says:

    Seriously! all this BABIP talk is pointless and without merit. There can’t be bad or unlucky BABIP when a team can’t make decent contact. Strike outs, flailing at bad pitches, pop ups, weak hit fly balls…. That is not bad BABIP that is just bad hitting.

  327. David N says:

    Bring in the kids, see what they can do, and let’s try and get a least one run in this game.

  328. bonestock94 says:

    Anaheim = hell

  329. Cy Pettitte says:

    hitting the panic button now.

    eject, eject.

  330. baskets says:

    oh boy!!!

  331. V says:

    Well, that’s the last we’ll see of Noesi this year.

  332. Mykey says:

    I think I speak for everyone when I say emphatically, “Meh.”

  333. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    At least we get to see Kontos….

  334. forensic says:

    George Kontos? Did Scott Proctor change the spelling of his name?

  335. thetruth says:

    Yankees to all fans: Don’t worry…L.A. girls are easy…they love celebs. We will still get plenty of vagine even though we sucked tonight. Thanks for your concern

  336. Xstar7 says:

    Man, last season made me forget how much I fucking hate the Angels. These last couple of games have refreshed my memory.

  337. Eirias says:

    I’m an optimist, but les jeux sont faits.

  338. obligatory kennedy post says:

    you guys still rather have granderson over kennedy?

  339. ItsATarp says:

    Kinda makes me wish we tried harder to win in those 3 close ones…ugh

  340. The Mick says:

    Girardi is absolutely atrocious as a manager!!! He’s cookie cutter w/o imagination. Wave the fuck’n white flag 3 games in a row… Joe G.
    Proctor the castoff for 2 innings against Balt. Laffey last night in the bottom of the ninth. Noesi tonight in the 7th down 1 fuck’n run.
    Geeez I want to smash some things…. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Greg says:

      Waaaaaaah, I blame the manager for EVERYTHING Waaaaaaaah

    • Jetrer says:

      running the good relievers into the ground is a much better option

      • The Mick says:

        Make a fuck’n effort to win the game…vs …put in an over matched rookie; cross your fingers and whisper prayers to Rothchild.

        • Jetrer says:

          and by make an effort to win you mean use overworked relievers on days that they are unavailable because they need rest
          yes, turn the whole bullpen into Scott Proctor – that will end well

          • The Mick says:

            A guy throws 20 pitches per night… 2 nights in a row and needs rest?? Really…that’s all bullshit. That’s the messages that’s been sold and now is believed.
            Nolan Ryan’s got his guys looking to go 9 innings because that’s how he was wired and pitched until he was like 104 yo

            • Jetrer says:

              did you see what Torre did to Quantrill, Proctor, Sturze, etc. by following that mentality
              The Yankees are going to make the playoffs easily. It makes a lot more sense to keep everyone as healthy as possible. It’s not just the 2 nights in a row, it’s the workload over the entire season.

    • David N says:

      Yeah, I didn’t like the Laffey move either, but I had no problem with Noesi coming into this one. He just stank up the joint.

      • ItsATarp says:

        yep. Not a bad move…shitty outcome

      • The Mick says:

        2 years running Girardi down the stretch is managing defensively..trying not to loss vs going all out to win.

        Geez when did these bullpen dudes turn into china dolls and coddled, fragile porcelin.

        Back in the day…Gossage would come in in the 7th and pitch through the 9th for a win or a save. The guy was mean, nasty and always wanted the ball.

        Now they have and we as fans have been sold a pill of shit…namely pitch count and one inning specialists.

        • Nuke LaDoosh says:

          The game has changed dude. Lineups are loaded top to bottom (no easy out with a pitcher hitting in the A.L.), every pitch thrown today is a 100% effort. Back in Gossage’s day, Shortstops, 2nd Baseman and Catchers were all .240 hitters. The game changes.

          • The Mick says:

            I’m not buy that dude…i’d put the ’78 Yankees up against this Yankee team any day. Those guys knew how to win. Period.
            Guidry vs CC…my $’s on Guidry…hands down…and I’m a life long Yankees fan.

            • Nuke LaDoosh says:

              I’m not saying one team is better or worse than the other, just that the game has changed. I don’t think Gossage would be able to go 3 innings against today’s lineups, but I think he would be a dominant closer in today’s game (the way Mo is.) I don’t think Guidry would throw the number of CG’s or shutouts or a sub 2 ERA in today’s game, but he would be a top starter like CC.

  341. Cy Pettitte says:

    Kontos FTW

  342. DERP says:

    Turn off this shit and turn on the Michigan game.

  343. thetruth says:

    The only way Haren gives up any runs will be out of pure boredom

  344. Simon says:

    Is it bad to be kinda glad to see Posada behind the plate again?

  345. Kevin G. says:

    If the Angels hit that, it would have been a triple.

  346. David N says:

    Okay, offense, let’s start small: how about not going down 1-2-3?

  347. LiterallyFigurative says:

    At this stage, gimme some Kontos or Betances, please? Even friggin Brackman

  348. Xstar7 says:

    Silly Montero, only the Angels can turn weak ground balls into base hits.

  349. ItsATarp says:

    Kontos has decent numbers in the minors. So why is Proctor and Laffey ahead of him in the depth chart and pitch in close games…while he pitches in a game that is pretty much over

    • Xstar7 says:

      Because Proctor and Laffey have veteran presents.

    • Tyrion Lannister says:

      Experience > Talent. That’s just management’s philosophy. Look how long Montero was held down in favor of a 40 year old has been.

      • Jorge says:

        You just saw Kontos throw his first major league pitch. Proctor’s a veteran who has been through his fair share of tight situations as a Yankee. Laffey is a lefty. Even if there was a depth chart involved with September callups, yes, it would entirely justifiable to have guys with actual experience pitch before the gaggle of rookie call-ups, no matter how much DOTF you may read.

        • forensic says:

          Not when you know what the guys with experience are, know they have no room to improve, and know they will have no impact on the future of your organization. There’s no collateral upside to losing with Proctor, Laffey, etc. There is potential collateral upside to losing with Kontos, Betances, Banuelos, Brackman, Warren, Phelps, etc.

          • Jetrer says:

            there’s also a slightly higher likelihood of winning the game the pitched in with experience rather than the rookie
            Losing with a rookie pitching an inning in a tie game has absolutely no effect on that pitcher’s upside

            • forensic says:

              It doesn’t have an affecton their upside. It allows the organization to see the pitcher against (mostly) actual major leaguers, instead of constantly wondering what they might actually be able to do, leading to things like Brian freaking Gordon getting starts.

      • forensic says:

        And a 25 year old never will be.

      • Jorge says:

        Did you just see that home run, Hester?

    • Jetrer says:

      because Kontos has never pitched in MLB, and would probably very nervous coming into a tie game on the road. It would make sense to see what he can do at this level before putting him into a very difficult situation. Proctor also had good numbers in the minor leagues- that doesn’t mean you’ll automatically be good in the majors

  350. Kostas says:

    Two fucking hits.

  351. Sarah says:

    All I ask is no GIDP, Jorge.

  352. David N says:

    Holy crap, was that two hits in a row?

  353. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    What was the asking package for Haren? Was it Joba + Nova + Romine? Just curious thats all.

  354. LiterallyFigurative says:

    A rare sight….the Yanks get two hits in an hour!

    BTW…Raul Valdez? Girardi…really?

  355. ItsATarp says:

    GTFO Nunez…wow

  356. Cy Pettitte says:

    offense is comatose

  357. David N says:


  358. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    I am so tired of Nunez right now

  359. Xstar7 says:

    Shitty luck is shitty.

  360. bonestock94 says:

    They should bench him for that.

  361. Greg says:

    The reason I am fake crying is because Girardi has become the spawn of Satan on here, and I dont think that’s fair to him or the Yankees.

  362. thetruth says:

    those kind of plays…where the other team makes you look like a bitch should fire up something inside of you…just as a competitor. STAND UP YANKS!

  363. Sarah says:

    So much awful.

  364. Xstar7 says:

    Everyone should vote Jorge Posada as the player of the game just to troll YES.

  365. LiterallyFigurative says:

    I can’t even blame Nunez for that one.

    Angel bloop and bleeders = hit

    Yankee rocket = Double play

  366. Kostas says:

    That is some great hustle Nunez…. What a display of great baseball by the Yankees…. seriously, great baseball Yanks.

  367. bonestock94 says:

    Dropping the ball is clever

  368. joe says:

    Yeah Eduardo Nunez playing RF to get some offense = money Girardi.
    It’s not like his .664OPS against righties should have been a clue.

    Dickerson wasn’t playing again why? The poor defense? Or the terrible idea of starting a let hitter against the righty Haren?

    Girardi needs to stop with this damn postseason roster experimentation (which I think is also the Laffey stupidity the last few days)

    And yes they still lose these games…. but Girardi needs to stop with this pretend shit and just tell people he’s messing around with lineups to figure stuff out for the postseason.

    • Jorge says:

      ….which is what managers preparing for the postseason do every year.

      You do realize it would take MUCH more than this to miss the playoffs, right?

    • Greg says:

      Stop making the Girardi the spawn of Satan! BLAME THE PLAYERS

      • Spawn of Satan says:

        Blame both?

        You seem to think it’s all or nothing.

        Stop creating strawman to defend Girardi… criticizing a move is not making him out to be the spawn of Satan.

    • pat says:

      but Girardi needs to stop with this pretend shit and just tell people he’s messing around with lineups to figure stuff out for the postseason.

      Why does he have to do this?

  369. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    They better bring Betances in.

  370. Cy Pettitte says:


  371. Stratman9652 says:

    So for someone who hasn’t caught since last October, Jorge doesn’t look too bad back there. If it wasn’t for the health reasons I believe he could have been a passable backup.

  372. Kostas says:

    6-0…. just complete the quit job and just call the game.

    Isn’t there a mercy rule for teams that should be winning but continuously fail?

  373. Xstar7 says:

    Inspiring baseball by the Yanks. But if Girardi lets Betances pitch the ninth it will make this whole game worth it.

  374. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Robbie wants them to bring Betances in.

  375. Jorge says:

    Forget Betances. It’s Andy Brackman time.

  376. David N says:

    Oh look, another infield hit.

  377. Hall and Nokes says:

    I love Wade Boggs on the horse and all, but this is lame.

  378. thetruth says:

    2000 yankees

  379. The Mick says:

    I hate that fuck’n smug Mike Scioscia… all the way back to his days a a Dodger.
    Yanks kicked their mutherfuck’n asses in ’77 & ’78 and Scioscia was their catcher. Smug prick!
    That’s what makes losing these games even harder to take.

  380. thetruth says:

    Dear Mike Scioscia, John Madden called, he wants his 5th and 5th chin back

  381. thetruth says:

    dear Mike Scioscia, John Madden called and he wants his 5th and 6th chin back

  382. Stratman9652 says:

    At least normally when Gardner wasn’t hitting he was walking a lot, but this is brutal.

  383. Monteroisdinero says:

    We made Haren throw over 100 pitches. Awesome.

  384. Kostas says:

    Odds of scoring 2+ runs with 1 out in this inning is 6.96% – does not apply to the Yankees.

  385. LiterallyFigurative says:

    And now all we need is another Granderson strikeout to put the icing on the cake…..


  386. ItsATarp says:

    Offense is amazing. What a disappearing act.

  387. forensic says:

    Great AB Grandy!!! Way to fight him to 4 pitches…

  388. Greg says:

    Well, despite the fact that we are making the postseason, I dont want to live through a crappy September like last year.

  389. Sarah says:

    This is brutal. The offense can’t buy a hit.

  390. pop up teixeira says:

    oh look, Granderson struck out…. again

  391. Jorge says:

    It’s been a while since I’ve seen this team look this lifeless. They’ll bounce back. They always do. Everything changes come playoff time, despite what commenters here who seem to have just become fans last week think.

    It’d be great to cancel batting practice or something tomorrow. These guys need some damn rest.

    I’d like to also thank the Boston Red Sox for sucking ass at about the same time.

    • Sarah says:

      Yes. Thank God for Sox sucking.

      And time to switch things up for the offense. Try anything to get them going. No BP, adjust the lineup, whatever.

  392. David N says:

    And just the thing for a tired baseball team, a noon-thirty start tomorrow. F-ing fantastic.

  393. Xstar7 says:

    The Yankees offense disappeared! Where’d it go, I don’t know.

  394. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    I blame Girardi. It seems to be the stylish thing to do nowadays.

  395. Sarah says:

    Romine is on his way!

  396. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    This ranks up there in worst losses of the year. Jeff Mathis lol.

  397. Nuke LaDoosh says:

    Martin is tough as nails

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