Sep
10

Game 144: Will the offense show up?

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(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
  • Rey22

    Montero hitting 5th, nice!

  • Greg

    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.

  • meaty balls

    haha poor nunez

  • Plank

    Game 144: Will the offense show up?

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

    • Eirias

      But… your long answer is shorter than your short. DOES NOT COMPUTE.

  • Tyrion Lannister

    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.

  • well you know

    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

      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.

      • well you know

        I think they’ll go with 11 pitchers, which means the choice has to be made. We’ll see.

  • baskets

    montero will hit a homerun and a double

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

    He loves it when you call him Big STOPPA.

    Time for Carsten Charles to do his thang.

  • Cy Pettitte

    awww yea Cap’n!

  • Kevin G.

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

  • Greg

    Must score here at all costs.

  • Sarah

    Lead off double? Yes please.

  • DZ

    Starting off well, when Jeter plays well the yankees do

  • Eirias

    Staten Island showing this is an auspicious night for Nunezes.

  • teddy

    great job derek

  • Greg

    We needed that an out prior.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Jesus bored of hitting from the right side?

    • Sarah

      Jesus thinking about filling in for Swish.

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

    Whoooooooooo, leadoff double wasted, yeah!

  • Will

    Horrible approach Yankees. Wasting a leadoff double is inexcusable.

  • baskets

    fail

  • Greg

    What is the Yankees Babip this year?

  • Sarah

    On the plus side, no strike outs.

    • Greg

      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.

  • Tyrion Lannister

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

    • Greg

      Exactly

    • baskets

      shouldve bunted! girardi fail!

      • Greg

        He’s not saying bunt but pull the ball on the ground to move the runner over.

        • pat

          So in other words, bunt.

          • Greg

            How about trying to hit the ball through a hole on the right side?

            • Jetrer

              how do you know that’s not what he was trying to do?

    • LiterallyFigurative

      +1

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

    Robbie Cano. So smooth.

    Keith Stone smooth.

  • LiterallyFigurative

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

    /Pedroia’d

  • Cy Pettitte

    infield hit counter for Angels this series: 3.

    • David N

      That few? Seems like they’ve had at least 10 of the things.

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

    Yeah, more cheap base hits!

  • pat

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

  • Tom

    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

  • Monteroisdinero

    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!!!!!

  • Greg

    That’s 4.

  • Cy Pettitte

    infield hit counter for Angels this series: 4.

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

    Jeez. How lucky can they get?

  • LiterallyFigurative

    Another infield single….wow

  • Monteroisdinero

    Jeets-no laser arm.

    • Jetrer

      Damon-esque

  • Cy Pettitte

    Wells has a .252 OBP, throw strikes

  • Tyrion Lannister

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

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

    Phew. That could have gotten ugly.

    • David N

      That did get ugly in terms of pitch count. Not that it was all CC’s fault – how many infield hits can a team get?

  • Monteroisdinero

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

    • Jetrer

      massive .752 OPS vs. Triple A RHP

  • Tom

    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?

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

    Jesus will not be stopped.

  • LiterallyFigurative

    Big swing single by Jesus…..

  • DERP

    6 game hitting streak!!!!!

  • Plank

    SI Yankees win the game. Going to the finals.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

    • Monteroisdinero

      This. He need only be scared of the binder but he will soon have his own large section in it.

    • Monteroisdinero

      Lester too.

  • teddy

    good job jesus

  • David N

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

  • Eirias

    First step in Montero’s cycle.

  • Monteroisdinero

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

  • Cy Pettitte

    great inning, offense.

  • David N

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

  • Tom Zig

    Still scuffling.

  • Greg

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

    • Monteroisdinero

      When not bored he is on another level but he will take his disciples with him.

  • Monteroisdinero

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

  • justsayin

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

    • Ivan

      Have you not heard that A-Rod is out with the Bad thumb…again.

      • justsayin

        no didnt hear that…just turned on the game

      • forensic

        Sadly, at this point, ‘still’ might be a more apt description than ‘again’.

    • Tom

      jammed (or whatever) thumb… still day to day

    • Jetrer

      injured thumb

    • Monteroisdinero

      Arod is injured and out for 4 games. Get used to it for the next SEVEN years.

    • forensic

      Because he’s the highest paid coaches assistant ever?

      • Monteroisdinero

        and pumpkin seed spitter-don’t forget that.

  • Tom Zig

    Four Centerfielders!!

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    holding my breath on that one

  • JMK

    Nunez is going to be an adventure out there.

  • Sarah

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

  • Cy Pettitte

    Mathis? come on CC.

  • Tom

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

  • Cy Pettitte

    wow we’re fucked

  • Sarah

    Crap, crap, crap.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Posada to catch!

    • David N

      Or put Montero behind the plate and let CC hit – it might just be an improvement.

  • LiterallyFigurative

    Call up Romine!

  • David N

    Oh man, we do not need Russell hurt….

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

    Please be okay Russ….

  • bonestock94

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

    • bonestock94

      Wow, what a badass

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Oh crap….

  • Ivan

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

  • Tom

    Another damn 0-2 pitch

  • JMK

    Poor read by Grandy.

    • Monteroisdinero

      He does this often. Not Willie Mays or even Paul Blair out there.

  • LiterallyFigurative

    Two 0-2 doubles……c’mon CC

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • DERP

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

  • Tom Zig

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

  • Tyrion Lannister

    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.

  • David N

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

  • Monteroisdinero

    Mathis and Izturis with doubles. wow

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Sweet baby Jesus may catch.

    • Greg

      Then we lose the DH. We become an NL team, which actually might be apropro given how our offense is.

      • Sarah

        But CC likes to hit. Maybe this is just what the team needs.

        • David N

          Nothing else seems to be working – I’m all for it. But only because it’s CC.

          • Sarah

            Always worth a shot, right?

      • Tom

        Posada…. wtf….

        • Tom

          reply fail on my end

  • Tyrion Lannister

    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.

    • Monteroisdinero

      Montero>>>>Posada. We shall all see this.

  • Greg

    This has Murphy’s law written all over it

  • Monteroisdinero

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

  • Monteroisdinero

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

    • Sarah

      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.

      • Greg

        Lets face it. Almost everybody is in an epic slump.

        • Sarah

          Epic might be a bit of a strong word. It’s been a tough week.

  • Greg

    Well kiss this game goodbye

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

    Fuck. The Yankees are dropping like flies.

  • Tyrion Lannister

    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

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

      • Tyrion Lannister

        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

          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.

  • LiterallyFigurative

    Jesus…..catcher?

    • The Big City of Dreams

      No

  • The Big City of Dreams

    Wow Jorge gets his chance

  • Cy Pettitte

    Posada catching? christ.

    • Zooboy

      No. He stays at DH.

      • StanfordBen

        Heh.

  • Tyrion Lannister

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

  • LiterallyFigurative

    Posada…..catcher?

  • Sarah

    Look at Tex! He’s pumped.

  • Greg

    No its Jorge!

  • teal’c

    posada!!!

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

    This game is just…..

    • Greg

      what?

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

        Murphy’s law all up in this bitch.

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

    Jorge :)

  • forensic

    Ugh, posada…

  • Tom Zig

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

  • David N

    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.

    • Monteroisdinero

      You will and he will surprise everyone. Much better arm than Posada.

  • LiterallyFigurative

    Infield single #5

  • Cy Pettitte

    more infield hits, amazing.

  • Tom

    Good grief…. another infield hit

  • Eirias

    Donning the tools of ignorance.

  • Jetrer

    lol

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

    Jorge says no steal for you!

  • Kevin G.

    Owned

  • Tom

    You don’t run on Posada….

  • DERP

    LOLOLOL at Kendrick.

  • Zooboy

    SADO!

  • Tom Zig

    JORGE SAYS NO!

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

    ZOMBIE JORGE!

  • Greg

    He got him!

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    Insane…you can’t predict baseball

  • David N

    JORGE!!!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    JORGE! HIP HIP!

  • justsayin

    yaaaaay fuck you kendrick

  • Yanks fan

    Hip hip……… Jorge!!

  • Sarah

    Posada is all “Suck it Angels.”

    And Cano continues his awesomeness.

  • baskets

    lols

  • LiterallyFigurative

    WTF?

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

  • Avi

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

  • BK2ATL

    Any questions, Scioscia???

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

    CC2k!

  • forensic

    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…

    • http://twitter.com/karcotte karcotte

      What are you?

      • forensic

        Um, a person commenting on a Yankees blog?

  • Sarah

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

  • justsayin

    hopefully Jorge sparks this team

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

    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.

    • Greg

      Do you want CC getting injured on the basepaths ala Chien Ming Wang?

      • David N

        Eh, fair point.

    • Jetrer

      you lose the DH if Montero catches, Yankees can’t afford to lose any more offense

    • Monteroisdinero

      Montero will catch and he will be fine.

    • Midland TX

      It was only a matter of time before someone drew this asinine conclusion. How about they didn’t want to give up the DH in the 3rd inning and either risk Sabathia batting or be forced to lift him for a PH.

  • Midland TX

    I smell 3 years / $36MM.

    • El Toreador

      I smell the tip of my finger.

      • Midland TX

        Both images stink.

  • Tom

    Postseason roster solution… no Cervelli?

    Posada as backup catcher / Montero DH (emergency catcher)

  • Bartolo’s Colon

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

  • justsayin

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

  • LiterallyFigurative

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

  • justsayin

    chavy….thats a big boy play

  • David N

    Nice play Tex.

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

    Great play by the Zombie Chavez

    • Midland TX

      Hilarious Zombie Comment.

  • Tyrion Lannister

    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.

  • Sarah

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

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    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.

    • LiterallyFigurative

      Aaron Laffey?

      • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

        I was thinking Valdes or Garrison, but wouldn’t be shocked if it’s Mr. Laffey Taffey.

  • Monteroisdinero

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

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

    A run or two here would be reallllllllly nice.

  • justsayin

    wow Grandy

  • ItsATarp

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

    • Greg

      He’s had days off and has still struggled.

      • ItsATarp

        he’s had like 1 or 2 in the past month

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

          He’s not going to snap out of it sitting on the bench.

          • Sarah

            Mike, there you go again letting facts interfere with the narrative.

          • ItsATarp

            Well Long said he was tired…just going by what i hear. =\

            • Sarah

              I mean, yes, they are all tired. But there’s not much to be done about that.

  • Greg

    No MVP for Grandy with this slide

  • DERP

    Haren is picking the Yankees apart.

    • Will

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

      /CouldatradedforHaren

      • The Big City of Dreams

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

        • Will

          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.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

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

  • boogie down

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

  • Monteroisdinero

    Changeups Mark. Remenber you can’t hit them.

  • Sarah

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

  • DERP

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

    • LiterallyFigurative

      save us, anyone!!!!!

  • LiterallyFigurative

    Yankee grounders = outs

    Angel grounders = singles

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

    CC needs to be more efficient now.

  • theskyisfalling

    CC needs a 6 pitch inning

  • Will

    Argh. This series came at the worst possible time.

  • forensic

    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.

    /frustrationrising

  • Tom

    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

      Waaaaaaah I blame my manager for the bad offense waaah

      • Tom

        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.

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

          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

            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

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

          • Tom

            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

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

              • Tom

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

                • Jetrer

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

                  • Tom

                    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

                      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

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

        • Greg

          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

            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 long..as a mater of fact just tied the game. The Yanks missed some very real opportunities to pad this lead

            • Jetrer

              what should they have done differently? Run the good part of the bullpen into the ground?

              • theskyisfalling

                again…I think everyone gets it, but its frustrating to watch. We are all Yankee fans… want this team to dominate always

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

    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.

  • theskyisfalling

    strike zone seems to have shrunk from the last half inning

  • David N

    Walking Mathis….Why?

  • Jetrer

    how the fuck do you walk Jeff fucking Mathis?

  • Cy Pettitte

    WALK TO MATHIS? god dammit CC what the fuck.

  • DERP

    What the fuck CC.

  • James A

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

    • Tom

      While I like the idea… do you really want to subject Posada to that?

      • Jetrer

        good entertainment value anyways

  • Sarah

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

  • theskyisfalling

    what???? no booming double?

  • Jetrer

    fucking Farnsworth reverting to his Yankee form

  • Pat D

    So I ended up lying.

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

  • Cy Pettitte

    FARNSWORTH

    /shakesfist

  • David N

    Damn, even Montero is in a slump now….

    Oh, and screw Kyle Farnsworth.

  • Greg

    Well if the Rays lose our magic number goes down.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

    • Pat D

      Damn, couldn’t find the clip from Dodgeball where Cotton McKnight celebrates a fan’s good fortune.

  • DERP

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

  • forensic

    Letter: There are extra arms down there.

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

    • Jetrer

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

      • forensic

        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

          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.

          • forensic

            It’s also not a tie game, but anyway…

            • Jetrer

              was referring to the past 3 games, since nobody knows yet who will be used today, but anyway

  • Cy Pettitte

    this team needs some days off.

  • C

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

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

    dead offense is dead

  • The Big City of Dreams

    Fuck

  • Greg

    This has CGSH written all over it.

  • Sarah

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

    • Pat D

      Smog?

      • Sarah

        Maybe. “Low offensive environment.”

    • SevenAces

      Must be the same stuff in the shitty fireworks…

  • Monteroisdinero

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

  • swishers fauxhawk

    I miss runs.

  • David N

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

    I think?

    • Sarah

      If this were the Giants, I’d say no. But for this team? Yes. It has to happen eventually. Let’s hope it’s soon.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Sometimes I think Leiter has had a few concussions himself.

  • theskyisfalling

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

  • Dude

    Ortiz=Clutch

    • Pat D

      Hey, he’s the David that beat Goliath.

  • DERP

    Ramos cleaning up Farnsworth’s mess

  • forensic

    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.

  • bonestock94

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

    • Greg

      Have you watched this team the last 4 days?

      • Midland TX

        Oh noes–are you saying that A-Rod has thumb cancer and Swisher has Elbow AIDS?????

        Actually I would totally believe Swisher and AIDS.

      • bonestock94

        Yea, they’ve sucked, it happens. Doesn’t help they’ve faced 2 aces after a nasty schedule either. We’re fortunate enough that the Red Sox are sucking too.

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

    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.

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

      *DAY game

    • David N

      To be fair, the day game was in New York the next day, then they went to Baltimore for their off day.

      But yeah, screw the Orioles.

    • forensic

      Buck didn’t make them play that late game.

      And the O’s are 3-1 since starting that night game. The Yankees are 0-3, on their way to 0-4. The O’s aren’t whining about it every night.

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

        The Orioles did force the Yankees to play the game in Baltimore that was supposed to be a scheduled off day. But point taken.

  • DERP

    OMG stop walking people

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Where the fuck are these pitches missing?

    • Midland TX

      Seriously, this guy went to the Angel Hernandez Umpiring Academy.

    • Mickey Scheister

      Down the middle? Hardest pitch for geriatric umps to see, they use sound.

  • DERP

    JESUS FUCKING CHRIST TRUMBO HAS A SUB 300 OBP

    God damn it CC

  • Cy Pettitte

    this 1-0 game feels like 20-0

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

      Except it’s not.

      /justsayin

  • theskyisfalling

    alright…time for some runs

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    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!

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Well, at least he made em work.

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

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

  • Tyrion Lannister

    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.

    • Midland TX

      Yes, after yesterday’s blowout and today’s laugher, the Yankees may as well just pull a Russian hockey team.

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

        Too soon.

        • Midland TX

          Agreed, way too soon to start panicking about playoff matchups.

  • Jorge

    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.

    • forensic

      They need something to somewhat artificially inflate their run differential and pythagorean record…

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

        Because runs don’t count unless they come in a close game!

        • forensic

          Of course they count, that’s why I said ‘somewhat’. I just don’t think bombing away on the bad pitchers of a bad part of the bullpen on a night those bad pitchers don’t even have their normal bad stuff isn’t truely indicative of an offense’s real ability.

          • Jetrer

            scoring 20 runs in a game isn’t indicative of an offenses real ability? You don’t say?

            • forensic

              And yet everyone says the run differential and pythag are the best indicators of a team’s ability level… That’s the hypocrisy.

              • Jetrer

                except no team has a consistent offense, every team has monster games and low scoring games. Every team is on a level playing field in that regard, so run differential and pythag do tell you something.

                • forensic

                  It could just be that it means they’ve won one more 20-1 game than everyone else.

                  • Jetrer

                    it could, but it doesn’t

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

                They are. If you want a team that spends all summer playing tight games because you like to see a good record in one-run games, be my guest.

                • forensic

                  It’d be nice to know they can win low-scoring/one-run games.

                  • Jorge

                    I’m impressed that one comment of mine led to all this.

                    The “stat-padding” line of thought some commenters on here have has to be one of the sillier things I’ve ever read from a fan, and this is coming from someone who’s been stuck watching the Mike Francesa TV show for hours at a time.

                  • Jorge

                    FACT: The Yankees have NEVER won a one-run or low-scoring game. EVER.

  • Eirias

    Wharrgarbl? Wharrgarbl.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Inside curveball=Jeter HR

  • David N

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

  • swishers fauxhawk

    70 pitches through 6.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Izturis-the new Brooks Robinson.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

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

  • pop up teixeira

    only 70 pitches for Haren!

  • Monteroisdinero

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

    • forensic

      They did that 3 days ago. How’d that work out?

  • DERP

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

    • Ivan

      If CC didnt have it, trust me, the Yankees would be down a whole bunch of runs.

      • forensic

        The Angels aren’t a good offense. It’s not like it’s AJ out there with nothing…

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

    Just get through one more inning CC.

  • Tyrion Lannister

    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.

    • Tom

      looked like the ball hit him

    • Tom

      Why is he throwing curveballs when a guy is trying to bunt (that is easier to get donw)

    • forensic

      At this point, wouldn’t the winning run be the one that already scored?

  • Tyrion Lannister

    LOL! Posada’s so awful.

  • DERP

    The ball definitely hit the batter.

  • Cy Pettitte

    WHAT THE FUCK?

    I hate the Angels so much, this is amazing.

  • theskyisfalling

    cmon now

  • David N

    Oh LOL

  • Monteroisdinero

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

  • FIPster Doofus

    Seriously, umps?

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

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

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

      *Make

      Annnd they made the right call. Robot Umps have been held off. For now.

  • theskyisfalling

    good boys

  • pop up teixeira

    and that ladies and gentlemen might be game over

  • Monteroisdinero

    Sciosia is sickening.

    • Monteroisdinero

      get your fat butt back in the dugout.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

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

  • DERP

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

  • theskyisfalling

    this is getting ridiculous

  • Cy Pettitte

    CC wat r u doing?

  • Monteroisdinero

    No sac for you Aybar.

  • Tyrion Lannister

    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.

    • Monteroisdinero

      I think he threw at him. CC is one of our few guys who will do that on his own.

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

        If he threw at him intentionally, it was incredibly stupid. They’re not in a position to give up free baserunners just to try to prove a point.

  • Greg

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

    • Pat D

      Ummmm………duh?

  • Ivan

    Wow Chavez…

  • theskyisfalling

    wow…uh foul?

  • Pat D

    That was fucking foul.

  • Cy Pettitte

    he got that in foul territory.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    GJ Chavez

  • LiterallyFigurative

    That ball WAS foul.

  • Kostas

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

  • DERP

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

  • Monteroisdinero

    Chavez pulling a Nunez.

  • Greg

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

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

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

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

      Or not.

  • Tyrion Lannister

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

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    CC’s gonna walk in a run

    • Kostas

      I told my dad the same thing before that pitch…Glad I was wrong but inning is not over.

  • Tyrion Lannister

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

    • Kevin

      Who you gonna put in Brackman?

    • Kostas

      Joes book says “Scott Proctor” him.

    • Pat D

      I think because I heard that more than half of the 12 man bullpen is either unavailable or a rookie who’s never thrown a pitch in the majors.

    • Sarah

      Who would you rather have out there?

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

      Because the bullpen is exhausted.

  • DERP

    lol I was worried Trout would beat that.

  • DERP

    dagger imminent.

    • JFH

      wish you would step off that ledge my friend

  • Monteroisdinero

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

  • Ivan

    That is why he is a ace….

  • theskyisfalling

    holy shitttttttttt

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Lova ya CC!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    CHAVY holy shit! the defense was great that inning

    • smurfy

      yeah, but Chavez’ strategic decision? His mojo was not turned on.

  • DERP

    Very nice.

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

  • Jetrer

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

  • David N

    Yeah CC!!!!!!!

    Now score some freaking runs!

  • Monteroisdinero

    Chavanagila!!!!

  • BK2ATL

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

  • Tyrion Lannister

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

    • Sarah

      I’m holding out hope that a big defensive inning is enough to jolt the offense awake.

  • smurfy

    Nice play, Sir Tex!

  • theskyisfalling

    time to score 10 runs

    • C

      I’d be cool with just 1 the way things are going

      • forensic

        I’d be happy with one baserunner the way things are going.

  • bonestock94

    CC’s line when sucking > most pitchers doing well

  • LiterallyFigurative

    Epic survival by the Yanks.

    Chavez and CC.

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

    • Monteroisdinero

      Luck? I think not. CC hit him with purpose after Sciosia came out to do his bullshit argument.

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

        I’m sure they really got the message, then.

  • pop up teixeira

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

  • jay

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

  • Ivan

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

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Jennings hit a leadoff triple against Bard

    • Sarah

      God bless Desmond Jennings.

  • Cuso

    8 hits, 4 walks in 6 innings.

    Battling and scattering.

  • theskyisfalling

    geez grandy….just look horrible

  • DERP

    OMG Curtis. Yikes.

  • Stratman9652

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

  • Tyrion Lannister

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

  • LiterallyFigurative

    Granderson swings at the same pitches every AB.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Granderchump.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Grandersuck

    (Just lately.)

  • DERP

    HOF Jennings about to score for Tampa.

  • theskyisfalling

    rays tripple…no outs

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

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

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

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • DERP

    Boston loses.

  • theskyisfalling

    rays walk off!!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    god, Haren is destroying this offense.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Sox lose again!!

  • Monteroisdinero

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

  • DERP

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

  • Tyrion Lannister

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

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Haren CGSHO

  • Ivan

    This offense needs a day off…

  • bonestock94

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

  • thaaaaaaaayankeeeeswin

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

    • FIPster Doofus

      Don’t be so sure of that. The Angels are creeping up right behind Texas.

      • Sarah

        Rangers fans are rooting for the Yanks this weekend, and are not pleased.

  • FIPster Doofus

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

  • Monteroisdinero

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

  • David N

    Well, at least Boston continues to suck.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    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

  • CMP

    Haren would have made a nice number 2 behind CC.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

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

    • David N

      Pretty much, yeah.

      Note that most of Anaheim’s hits are either infield singles or ground balls with eyes.

      • http://deleted Total Dominication

        Good to know.

    • LiterallyFigurative

      worse….

    • rek4gehrig

      Painful

  • Nuke LaDoosh

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

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

    Stop giving them free base runners!

  • LiterallyFigurative

    Noesi struggles putting guys away.

    • Kevin

      He studied at the Phil Hughes school of pitching

    • LiterallyFigurative

      +1 for myself.

      • LiterallyFigurative

        +1 for my +1.

        Do they teach this crap in the minors?

  • Rainbow Connection

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

  • Kevin

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

    • forensic

      I thought that’s what they’ve been doing the last couple days already…

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Martin stops that…

  • Rainbow Connection

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

  • Greg

    Mike I thought you liked Noesi?

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

      I do. Why do you think I don’t? Unless you’re talking to another Mike…

  • Pat D

    Walks to Mathis and Trumbo.

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

  • Kostas

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

    • Greg

      4 games. The two Orioles losses and these two games.

    • Ivan

      And they can go from suck to greatness in a matter of moments as well.

  • Ivan

    Hey Kay, No Ayala means thats pretty good.

    • Pat D

      He’s theoretically better than someone who’s never thrown a pitch before.

      Theoretically.

  • thetruth

    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

      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.

  • Rainbow Connection

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

    • http://twitter.com/johnSC2000 JohnnyC

      A Yankees fan from birth. Grew up in Manhattan.

  • Sarah

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

    • Sarah

      Shoot. I guess not.

  • Greg

    Thats game

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    This game sucks in so many ways…

  • Cy Pettitte

    fucking Trout

  • Ivan

    Fuck you Mr. BABIP.

    • Sarah

      I would like to know what we have to anger the BABIP gods.

  • wow

    so frustrating.

  • Kostas

    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.

    • rek4gehrig

      At this rate, God help us make the ps….good night all

  • pop up teixeira

    and here we go…

  • ItsATarp

    Angels getting so much BABIP this game

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    fuckity fuck fuck

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

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

  • David N

    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.

    • David N

      Okay, I take that back.

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

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

  • Tyrion Lannister

    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.

  • Rainbow Connection

    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.

    • bonestock94

      Moron

  • thetruth

    lol

  • Greg

    I thought you liked Noesi Mike?

  • Jetrer

    can the kids pitch now?

  • ItsATarp

    Jeff Mathis…are you shitting me?

  • Monteroisdinero

    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.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Bring on Betances!!

    • Sarah

      +1

      At this point, why not?

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

    Mathis? Give me a fucking break.

    • Sarah

      Right? That guy isn’t slumping, he’s bad. And he gets a double and a home run tonight? Plus whatever else…

  • thetruth

    .176 double, homerun…STUD

  • Ivan

    Well that pretty much sums up tonight.

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

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

  • LiterallyFigurative

    Jeff Mathis……Yankee killer.

    Steinbrenner would’ve traded Banuelos for him.

  • forensic

    And BOOM, RAB implodes…

  • thetruth

    p.s. I loved Mathis in The Notebook

  • DERP

    Fucking losers. Enjoy getting slept tomorrow

    • forensic

      Freudian slip?

  • wow

    lol Yankees lol

  • blue balls

    oh man!!!!!!

  • Tyrion Lannister

    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.

    • bonestock94

      Slump > Entire season. Makes perfect sense.

  • Kostas

    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.

    • ItsATarp

      It’s the angels…they are makign shitty contact up til the hr and getting hits

  • David N

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

  • bonestock94

    Anaheim = hell

    • Kostas

      They will win the West and beat the Yankees in the first round like they did in 2006.

      • bonestock94

        Just a slump from a tired team, this team is more beatable than they were in ’09 imo.

        • bonestock94

          The latter “team” referring to the angels

          • Kostas

            I think you underestimate the psychotic nature of this offense. They don’t slump for 2-3 games, it is 2-3 weeks.

            • bonestock94

              We’ll see, you know they’ll get tons of rest later this month.

              • forensic

                They’ve been getting tons of rest. The excuses are sad…

                • bonestock94

                  I’m not making excuses, sucking is sucking. But they haven’t been getting tons of rest, that’s bullshit.

                  • forensic

                    Every player has been given a game or more off. Hell, that one game they basically played the AAA team. The O’s are 3-1 since those games everyone points to, while the Yankees are 0-4. Nobody hears the O’s whining about it.

                    • bonestock94

                      The Yankees are older. They traveled to the west coast. The O’s went a few hours north.

  • Cy Pettitte

    hitting the panic button now.

    eject, eject.

  • baskets

    oh boy!!!

  • V

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

  • Mykey

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

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    At least we get to see Kontos….

  • forensic

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

    • David N

      Judging by the results, no.

  • thetruth

    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

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

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

  • Eirias

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

  • obligatory kennedy post

    you guys still rather have granderson over kennedy?

  • ItsATarp

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

  • The Mick

    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

      Waaaaaaah, I blame the manager for EVERYTHING Waaaaaaaah

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        Stop that.

        • Greg

          I’m sorry but this guy is blaming Girardi for stupid stuff.
          BLAME THE PLAYERS, NOT THE MANAGER!

          • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

            I agree that this is not Girardi’s fault in any way, but if you say stuff like that, you just look really immature.

        • SevenAces

          Dude is like 12 years old or something.

      • blue balls

        youre so immature !

      • thetruth

        Yankees to Greg: seriously dude, your a tool.

      • thetruth

        Yankees to fans: Don’t worry tonight we will be hitting home runs and covering all bases with the hottest girls in L.A. thanks for your concern

      • Jetrer
    • Jetrer

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

      • The Mick

        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

          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

            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

              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

      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

        yep. Not a bad move…shitty outcome

      • The Mick

        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

          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

            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

              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.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Kontos FTW

  • DERP

    Turn off this shit and turn on the Michigan game.

    • forensic

      Crazy finish.

      • Kostas

        Notre Dame plays defense like the Yankees are hitting right now…

  • thetruth

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

    • Sarah

      But Buster Olney told me on Twitter today that pitchers “pitch to the score!”

      • thetruth

        hahahaha

  • Simon

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

    • rek4gehrig

      I, for one was ecstatic

  • Kevin G.

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

  • David N

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

  • LiterallyFigurative

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

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

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

  • ItsATarp

    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

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

      Because Proctor and Laffey have veteran presents.

      • ItsATarp

        I wonder what Girardi got in those presents.

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

          A new binder!

          /unfunnybinderjoke’d

    • Tyrion Lannister

      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

        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

          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

            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

              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

        And a 25 year old never will be.

      • Jorge

        Did you just see that home run, Hester?

    • Jetrer

      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

  • Kostas

    Two fucking hits.

  • Sarah

    All I ask is no GIDP, Jorge.

  • David N

    Holy crap, was that two hits in a row?

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

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

  • LiterallyFigurative

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

    BTW…Raul Valdez? Girardi…really?

  • ItsATarp

    GTFO Nunez…wow

  • Cy Pettitte

    offense is comatose

  • David N

    So…much…fail….

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I am so tired of Nunez right now

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

    Shitty luck is shitty.

  • bonestock94

    They should bench him for that.

  • V

    FU Nunez.

  • Greg

    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.

    • Jorge

      I’m liking Greg 2.0 a lot more here.

    • Spawn of Satan

      Waaaaaawwwww stop picking on Girardi!

      He’s the bestestest manager in the world and a brilliant tactician!

      • Greg

        Only pick on him when he does something for absolutely no reason. All of these changes he’s made he has had a reason.

    • thetruth

      2000 yankees…..sucked down the stretch….11-5 in the post season…World Series winners.

      • Jorge

        There’s plenty more recent examples than that. Never let the truth get in the way of game thread complaints, though.

  • thetruth

    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!

  • Sarah

    So much awful.

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

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

  • LiterallyFigurative

    I can’t even blame Nunez for that one.

    Angel bloop and bleeders = hit

    Yankee rocket = Double play

  • Kostas

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

  • bonestock94

    Dropping the ball is clever

  • joe

    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

      ….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

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

      • Spawn of Satan

        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

      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?

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    They better bring Betances in.

  • Cy Pettitte

    GIVE ME BETANCES

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    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.

    • David N

      Well, he will be a backup now that Cervelli is out and Martin will probably need a few days.

  • Kostas

    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?

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

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

    • Cy Pettitte

      there won’t be a 9th

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

        Brainfart.

        It’s been a long night.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        Betances will pitch the 9th for the angles because the yankees traded him for jeff mathis.

        /Steinbrenner’d

        • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

          *angels

    • Jetrer

      you realize there will be no bottom of the ninth, right?

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

        There would be if it were the Red Sox. They’re NEVER out of the game. Ever. Even after the game is already over. They always find a way to grit it out.

        • Sarah

          They are still playing in Tampa…in their heads.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Robbie wants them to bring Betances in.

  • Jorge

    Forget Betances. It’s Andy Brackman time.

  • David N

    Oh look, another infield hit.

  • Hall and Nokes

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

  • thetruth

    2000 yankees

  • The Mick

    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.

    • JohnnyC

      That was Steve Yeager.

    • JFH

      i think scioscia was the catcher in 81, not 77 & 78. was it yeager in 77 & 78? but yes, scioscia is smug.

      • The Mick

        You’re right, it was Scioscia in ’81 when the Yanks blew a 2-0 WS lead and lost the Series to the Dodgers. Scioscia catching Fernando and they did us in 4 straight.

    • Kostas

      He may be smug but he owns the Yankees and his teams can play baseball.

      • JohnnyC

        His team last appeared in a WS let alone won one almost a decade ago. And Tito Francona can shoot him back that smug smile in spades. Fucking tub of lard loser.

  • thetruth

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

  • thetruth

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

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

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

    • Sarah

      He’s still taking pitches and walks, but the Angels aren’t giving up walks to the Yanks.

      He walked 3x in one game recently.

  • Monteroisdinero

    We made Haren throw over 100 pitches. Awesome.

  • Kostas

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

  • LiterallyFigurative

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

    AND THERE IT IS!

  • ItsATarp

    Offense is amazing. What a disappearing act.

  • forensic

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

  • Greg

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

    • Kostas

      I would bet on it happening. This team is lost right now. The old players are dead, young players are pulling “Nunez'” and the pitching staff (for the most part) is very hittable.

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

        Noesi was terrible tonight, but otherwise the pitching has been plenty good of late.

        • Sarah

          Agreed. Occasional bad pitches or innings, but nothing like the offensive slump.

        • Jorge

          I actually fell asleep through Noesi and woke up to Kontos. Very glad I missed all that.

      • Jetrer

        and they had a 6 game winning streak end 4 games ago
        4 bad games does not a season, or September, make

  • Sarah

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

  • pop up teixeira

    oh look, Granderson struck out…. again

  • Jorge

    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

      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.

  • David N

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

    • Jorge

      Did not know that. *gulp*

    • Kostas

      They are getting swept regardless of start time. They just don’t have it right now. Maybe playing a bad team like Seattle will help, oh wait never mind, they could be the O’s..

      • JohnnyC

        King Felix says hello.

    • forensic

      Yeah, I can’t believe they expect these guys to be able to play again in ONLY 15 1/2 hours…

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

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

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

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

    • Greg

      I know you are being sarcastic, but come on.

      Don Denkinger and Steve Bartman are thinking that Girardi has it easy.

  • Sarah

    Romine is on his way!

    • Jorge

      Austin Romine was being held back! Imagine how different things would be if he would have been contributing to the offense mooooooonths ago!

      • Sarah

        Heh.

        The bad news is Cervelli is headed back to NY. I guess that means things aren’t looking too good for him.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

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

    • David N

      Eh, I’m over it already. Last night hurt worse.

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

      I like Francis. I like him a lot. I would be interested in Francis. He’s a clutch hittah with good fundahmentals and he plays the the game da right way.

      /Mike Francesa’d

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    Martin is tough as nails