Sep
11

Game 145: I remember what winning felt like

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(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

It felt pretty awesome. Let’s do that again, pretty please? Here’s the lineup…

Derek Jeter, SS
Curtis Granderson, CF
Mark Teixeira, 1B
Robinson Cano, DH
Jesus Montero, C
Eric Chavez, 3B
Andruw Jones, RF
Eduardo Nunez, 2B
Brett Gardner, LF

Freddy Garcia, SP

It’s a 3:35pm ET start, and you can watch on YES. Try to enjoy.

Categories : Game Threads
  • CBean

    I’m starting to forget what Mo looks like.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    I’m starting to forget what Michael Kay’s catchphrase was after every win….

  • Cy Pettitte

    Freddy to Jesus should be…..interesting. I’m preparing for a frustrating game.

  • SevenAces

    Just gotta believe this is the game the Yankees turn it around in.

    and

    Lester is getting smacked around quite a bit, oh how I’m enjoying it.

    • Cy Pettitte

      the only thing that makes this losing streak tolerable is that the Sox have been even worse. Sox nation is in full blown panic mode.

      • http://danielslifka.wordpress.com Jerome S

        It’s true, I was on OTM earlier and the blog itself is calling this a nightmare scenario. And, as Red Sox fans go, they’re usually pretty level-headed.

  • Avi

    I don’t like Montero catching EVER. His bat is just too valuable for the risk involved.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Make him a 21 year old exclusive DH? That’s not gonna happen.

      • Avi

        It’s likely gonna happen anyway as according to everyone he doesn’t have the skills to catch in the majors. He can play 1B when Tex is a free agent in 5 years, Montero will be 26.

        • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

          If he was as bad of a catcher as everyone says, why is he catching a pitcher like Freddy? I don’t think his defense will be as good as Martin’s, but it’ll be better than we think.

          • Avi

            I’m pretty sure his throwing numbers have been awful the last 2 years in triple A (I don’t have them). The caught stealing percentage is poor but the amount of attempts is what’s really alarming.

          • http://twitter.com/urbainshockcor Urban

            We probably won’t be able to tell anything from a single game, good or bad. It would be an accumulation of starts that will make it clear where Montero stands as a a catcher.

            That all said, there’s no reason for fans to doubt the consistent reports from scouts and talent evaluators that Montero is a below average defensive catcher. It’s not like there’s been some conspiracy among talent evaluators to talk him down.

          • CBean

            it’s because he’s caught Freddy before at rehab. He’s only got experience with Nova and Freddy so i think for his first outing, they’d like to do it with someone he knows.

    • Jorge

      The risk involved in……being a catcher? I wasn’t aware they had to wear Kevlar back there.

      • Avi

        See Joe Mauer.

        • http://www.twitter.com/steveh_mandaura Steve H.

          So only catchers get injured, and if Mauer wasn’t a catcher he’d be completely healthy?

          • Avi

            Have to believe catching has contributed greatly to Mauer’s injuries. Don’t you?

            • Jorge

              Jesus Montero and Joe Mauer: Two different people.

              • LiterallyFigurative

                Nope. Everyone has the same career arc, regardless of organizational philosophy and personal luck.

            • http://www.twitter.com/steveh_mandaura Steve H.

              Certainly possible, and certainly possible that he gets injured at any other position. You can put great hitting catchers behind the plate and they can go on to have long, fruitful careers. You pull him because he can’t handle it defensively, not because Joe Mauer got hurt.

              • Jetrer

                I’d much prefer he not be the primary catcher in the future though. As a primary catcher, he would probably be limited to starting maybe 130 games a year, and with increased injury risk. As primary DH, backup catcher, he should be able to start at least 150 games/year with much less of the wear and tear of catching. They do need him to be able to catch at least part-time though, considering ARod is going to need quite a bit of DH time going forward.

        • Jorge

          ……whose gravestone has been far from written.

          Every catcher seemingly too big for his position will not go through the same career trajectory. Time will tell.

          • http://twitter.com/urbainshockcor Urban

            Not all big catchers are considered “too big” to catch and not all big catchers are created equally. Some from the very start already exhibit slow reflexes and poor movement behind the plate, and have the body type that projects poorly.

            My question about Montero is can be be competent behind the plate for a few years before he transitions, perhaps to first base after Tex leaves.

            I have an open mind, but it’s up to Montero to prove to reports wrong.

            • Jorge

              That’s a different point than what this thread/argument/whateverthisis started as, though. I can go with some of what you’re saying here. I think the “when does he transition to first” stuff is a bit premature, but I do think he has to prove the scouting reports wrong, as you do.

      • LiterallyFigurative

        Exactly.

        If he’s so terrible a catcher, why has he been CATCHING all friggin year?

        • http://twitter.com/urbainshockcor Urban

          To continue to develop his skills, to learn how to catch under the guidance of Wynegar, and to give time for the Yankees to continue to assess his ability behind the plate.

    • http://www.twitter.com/steveh_mandaura Steve H.

      Mike Piazza would like a word.

  • Camilo

    10 years later and we are still going strong. We will never forget. Oh and the 9/11 special that YES had was very strong and touching.

  • http://twitter.com/urbainshockcor Urban

    And they shall win again.

    It has been written.

    • c

      amen

  • LiterallyFigurative

    I predict RAB will shut down after Montero’s first passed ball.

    “SYSTEM OVERLOAD! Montero is the worst catcher ever!”

    • Jorge

      How many “See? I knew it all along!” posts will there be? Who’ll blame it on Girardi first? When will Cliff Lee’s name enter the game thread?

      • LiterallyFigurative

        Answers to:

        Question 1: 47

        2: Too many obvious suspects to choose from

        3: 3:47 EST

        • Jorge

          ….and someone will blame it on Texeira popping up too often.

          • LiterallyFigurative

            That will happen at 3:42 EST

            • Jorge

              It’s goddamn Teixera’s fault!

              Holy shit….you were right.

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

          The Yankees suck!!!! Why didn’t Cashman sign Cliff Lee?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

          • Jorge

            Teddy must be having a late brunch.

          • LiterallyFigurative

            That’s the spirit!

  • Jorge

    It’d be sweet to have not-so-fast Freddy work his magic today and have the bats come alive against the lesser of the three pitchers the Yanks have faced this series. Finger crossed today.

    • LiterallyFigurative

      Fingers crossed, toes crossed, eyes crossed.

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

    I have a feeling the Yankees will turn it around today. Hopefully Sweaty Freddy doesn’t get too sweaty out there.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Lestah with 110 pitches in 4 innings. I have to think that’s it for him.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Lester hates America.

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

        He plays for America’s team doesn’t he?

      • LiterallyFigurative

        Inefficient pitching = The terrorists win

        • CBean

          Really only Toronto is allowed to lose today, which makes for some complicated games.

  • Karl Krawfid

    I was sitting next to a guy that got hit in the head with a foul ball Friday.

    Everyone in my section lost the ball in the lights lol

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Yep. Lestah done aftah 4 innings. 8H, 4ER, 111 pitches.

  • Jorge

    Game over. ;)

  • Avi

    The Yankees are EXPANDING the zone. Not the way to break out of a slump!!

  • CBean

    Grandy that’d be a bad record to break.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Teix is too predictable

  • Karl Krawfid

    The nightmare just doesn’t stop.

  • LiterallyFigurative

    1-2-3 inning.

    Something new and exciting for the offense!

    Swinging at balls!

  • Urban

    Impressive. Jesus caught the first pitch without bursting into dust.

    • SevenAces

      Or imploding/exploding.

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

        Or without getting crucified.

    • Cy Pettitte

      I’m just glad he didn’t whiff and let it him in the face

    • Jorge

      Who signed Andre the Giant and let him catch?

  • Cy Pettitte

    seeing eye single, how appropriate.

    • Jorge

      Is Sterling going on and on about the type of hits the Angels always seem to get? Can someone confirm?

      • mbonzo

        I can confirm the Angels hit plenty of infield singles.

        • Jorge

          “How d’ya like that, Suzyn? Another seeing-eye single.”

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

    Freddy Garcia and Jesus Montero. The second entirely Venezuelan battery the Yankees have.

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

      Who’s the first, Freddy and Frankie?

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

        Yep.

  • Cy Pettitte

    what about JR? way to leave him out Kay.

    • Jorge

      Kay always uses the “and Gary Sanchez may be the best of them!” line and forgets Murphy. I think he thinks it makes him sound smart when he uses that line.

  • Jetrer

    wtf

  • Cy Pettitte

    yea it’s gonna be another one of those games.

  • Jorge

    Ruh-roh.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Betances.

    • Cy Pettitte

      this. Betances or Brackman please.

  • mbonzo

    Wow, that wasn’t a homerun.

  • Urban

    I was hoping for the good Freddy today, not the one who took the mound last time.

  • DERP

    LOL

  • SevenAces

    And then UPton hits a Grandslam.

  • Jetrer

    well at least the Red Sox are getting their asses kicked

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

    Kendrick is a fucking Yankee Killer.

  • mbonzo

    8-1 Rays, when this game is over, the Rays will be 3 games behind the Red Sox in the loss column.

  • Cy Pettitte

    oh shit Upton. at least the Sox are getting rocked.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Fat Albers to the rescue!!

      • Cy Pettitte

        remember when he had like 2.50 ERA? lol

        him and Bard have absolutely atrocious

  • CMP

    The Yankees have 3 weeks to pull their heads out of their asses or they’re not gonna be long for October.

  • C

    Over/under on runs for the Yanks today: 2.5

  • SevenAces

    My game plan for this game: pay attention for a few innings until I feel like bashing something in, then go to the batting cages to bash some balls.

  • Paul O’neill’s Batting Helmet

    they dont turn it around against seattle, this will be a rough last couple of weeks.

  • James A

    At least we aren’t as panicked as Red Sox fans, this shit is crazy though for both teams. If it’s a Tigers, Rangers, Rays, Angels playoffs, I don’t even know…

    • Jorge

      At the end of the day, don’t you worry, the Yanks and Red Sox will make the rest of the country roll their eyes come October.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Ugh

  • Urban

    Nice recovery. Normally being down two runs in the first would not be reason for concern, but runs haven’t been easy. That’s gotta change soon.

  • Cy Pettitte

    the Yankees got a hit? are they allowed to do that?

    • CBean

      Yes, as long as they don’t get runs. Those are apparently the rules we’re working under these days.

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

    All right Jesus, let’s make something of that leadoff single.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Joe should just put a complete AAA lineup out there tomorrow so everyone gets a day off and there are no excuses.

    • Jetrer

      or they can take advantage of the good part of the bullpen finally being rested (depending on how today goes obviously) and try to win

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

    At least the runner advanced.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    that’s as good as having Jesus bunt!!

    Girardi’d

  • LiterallyFigurative

    Even Montero’s strikeouts are productive, LOL.

  • CBean

    Jesus doesn’t love America.

  • Jorge

    Montero should never catch again, effective immediately. Clearly it’s screwing with everything else.

    It’s Girardi’s fault. Cliff Lee. No wait, it’s always Teixera’s fault.

    • CBean

      what about Javy?

    • LiterallyFigurative

      Oppenheimer’s fault

      • Jorge

        Someone might actually try that one. I hate the internet.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Holy fuck a run!!!

  • Urban

    Hey, a run. Not sure how to react to one of these.

    • SevenAces

      Pop some bubbly, I have a bottle for each inning they score a run.

  • Jorge

    Eric Chavez: “Suck mah balls.”

  • SevenAces

    OMG!!!!!

    What is this welling up in my eyes? What is this feeling?

  • Cy Pettitte

    Chavez is good at baseball.

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

    What? Isn’t it illegal for the Yankees to score? Somebody has to notify Bud Selig about this….

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

      Then again, he probably wouldn’t do anything about it anyway.

  • LiterallyFigurative

    A RUN!!!!

    Halle-friggin-lujah!

  • SevenAces

    And then Scutaro throws it over Agon to give Rays a free pass.

  • Paul O’neill’s Batting Helmet

    all this ‘don’t panic’ talk is easy to say from an objective, small sample size POV, but this showing the last week or so from the O is pa-thet-ic. I can’t see how a fan isn’t feeling some sense of uneasiness at this point.

    • Jorge

      Head: spinning.

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

      It’s just a slump, there’s plenty of schedule left for them to snap out of it.

      • TomH

        Fan uneasiness hasn’t to do with merely the “slump” part of it. It’s the complication of slump + injuries to key players + some sense that things aren’t right with a staff that can’t be sure of anything after Sabathia.

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

          You think we have it bad? How do you think Red Sox fans feel right now?

  • Bob Stone

    Thank God for the Rays – They’re killing the BoSox. When are the Yankees going to take advantage, win a game and put some distance between themselves, the BoSox and the suddenly surging Rays?

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Nunez is an auto out.

    • SevenAces

      For some odd reason, I read this as “Nunez is an autobot”.

  • Cy Pettitte

    infield hit. christ.

  • Jorge

    “How d’ya like, Suzyn? That’s the only type of hit they ever get.” *chug*

  • CBean

    Next time let Chavez field

  • SevenAces

    Goddang it…

  • JT

    The Yankees are going to be dribbler’d to death

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    The Angels could hit doubles in the infield dirt

    • Cy Pettitte

      has anyone ever gotten an infield in the park home run?

      Angels could this series and be the first to do it

      • Jorge

        I might have on Real Sports Baseball on an Atari 2600.

      • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

        John Goodman did

  • SevenAces

    Now Fat Albers loads the bases by hitting Kotchman. Another grandslam please, it’ll make my feel a little better.

    • CBean

      I’d like them to get all the scoring out of the system by the time they see us.

      • SevenAces

        Exactly. Also I want them to whittle the Sux’s BP to nothing and they need to use their fielders as pitchers.

  • Jorge

    I’d actually love the Angels’ schtick against any other team.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Montero baby!

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

    Waa waa waa Montero can’t throw.

  • Cy Pettitte

    you don’t fuck with Montero.

    • nedro

      He pool da treegur unteel eet goed cleek.

  • Jetrer

    Jesus says thou shalt not steal

    • Nuke LaDoosh

      +1

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

    Jesus says no!

  • CBean

    YAY JESUS!

  • LiterallyFigurative

    Yeah, Montero can’t catch….or do anything back there

  • nedro

    Freddy gettin some whiffs, so that’s something.
    NICE PLAY BY JESUS!!!!!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    But I thought he couldn’t catch!!!!

  • SevenAces

    JESUS!!!!

  • Jorge

    Site: exploded.

    • SevenAces

      Myth: busted.

  • mbonzo

    Montero threw out his first base runner. Law is crying in a corner somewhere.

    • Monteroisdinero

      Take your scouting report and shove it.

    • AndrewYF

      No, he’ll stubbornly stick to what he first said based on seeing Montero once 4 years ago.

  • Jorge

    That can’t be. The scouting report I developed based on things I read on the internet told me Montero was physically uncapable of doing that.

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

      To be fair, Montero’s arm was always said as being one of his strengths.

      • Ro

        So the question remains what is it that he can’t do? What he can’t block balls 4 feet outside of the plate in the dirt thrown by AJ Burnett? Who can.

        The more I see of this kid in these first two weeks just proves how many Yankee haters there are out there.

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

          Lavahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhnway lite. That’s all he is.

    • Rod

      I wouldn’t be surprised to see Jesus’ CS% go up a bit because pitchers in MLB hold runners on better.

      • Tom

        I think it usually goes the other way for most catchers.

        Base stealers tend to be better (technique and speed)

  • Kevin G.

    GMEN

  • Monteroisdinero

    is Gardy going to get on base ever? Yes!!!!

  • Ro

    They should have traded Montero when he had value. It clear the Yankees are not getting anything out of him. I wonder what anti Montero professional hater Dave Cameron has to say right now.

  • LiterallyFigurative

    Baserunners in TWO consecutive innings?

    Pinch me!

  • AndrewYF

    So here’s a question –

    Is Montero/Nova/Nunez/Betances now enough to get Felix Hernandez? Being that all those guys look to be a somewhat significant part of the Yankees’ future, is it worth it to trade all of them for one guy, no matter how good?

    • Jorge

      I look at that package, and there’s a logical replacement within the system for just about every one of them. Would I want to go through the trouble of filling those future holes for one guy, no matter how good he is? I’m not sure. Curious as to how others feel.

    • Tom

      Probably not.

      Betances is far from a given as a starter.

      Getting one known starter (who doesn’t have top of the rotation upside) back for an ace is probably not enough. Sure Betances has a lot of upside but he easily could end up being a power arm out of the pen.

      I’m also not sure how much value Montero to the Mariners has with Smoak at 1B… I think Montero would be better but unless the assumption is he can catch for a while, it’s not a great fit for Seattle.

  • Cy Pettitte

    did brett stop for a coffe break or what?

  • SevenAces

    SHEEEEEEEEEEEEEE-iIIIIIIT

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

    Why am I not surprised?

  • CBean

    I hate Grandy’s slump most.

    • AndrewYF

      Eh, Jose Bautista was always going to win MVP.

      • Karl Krawfid

        We want wins.

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

        He’d better.

        • Jorge

          Would still give it to Verlander.

        • AndrewYF

          It would be hilarious if the Red Sox miss the playoffs and one of their players still won the award. I think they’d finally become the most hated team in baseball.

  • Sarah

    Damn damn damn. I thought Gardy getting on base was a good sign! I hate the Angels so much.

  • Dude

    Are The RedSox Gonna Miss The Playoffs?

    • Jorge

      No.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      35% chance IMO.

    • pop up teixeira

      if they keep playing like the way they are lately then it is very likely, plus they’re losing so the rays would only be 3.5 behind the sox with 16 games left to play

  • wow

    i miss the real yankees

  • Jetrer

    fucking more cheap hits

  • Jorge

    John Sterling must need a nurse right now.

    • Jorge

      Fuck that. Sterling must need a priest.

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

    Jesus effin’ Christ, more fucking infield hits.

  • JT

    When things are bad, they are real bad.

  • ItsATarp

    Angels having all the goddam luck

    • CBean

      I feel like we’ve angered the BABIP Gods lately.

  • mbonzo

    Yankees should just play infield in versus these bullshit hitters.

    • SevenAces

      And then they’ll hit some weak bloop single right over the infield… I swear.

  • Cy Pettitte

    I FEEL LIKE I’M TAKING CRAZY PILLS

  • SevenAces

    Like getting bitch slapped to death in a fist fight.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I wish the Yankees could do that :(

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

      Screw that, this is the most unwatchable brand of baseball there is. If I wanted to watch this everyday, I’d coach Little League.

      • Jorge

        Like I said, I’d love this against any other team.

      • Pat D

        I’m tempted to make a joke with the terms “Mike Scioscia” and “little boys,” but I’ll allow good taste to prevail.

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

    What the fuck? It’s ridiculous how many infield hits they’re getting.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    They got an out on a bunt?? wut?

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

    Fuck small ball.

  • Greg

    Whats going on?

  • Ro

    These fuckers are pissing me off. They’re like mosquitos on a humid night.

  • SevenAces

    LOL Pedroia throws it away, screws up a DP.

  • Karl Krawfid

    dude hits a 2 run home run his first at bat then Mike Scioscia has him sacrifice the next inning.

    The hell?

    • Pat D

      Angels Baseball (TM)

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

      Angels might as well be a National League team

  • Cy Pettitte

    PEDroia made an error. is that allowed?

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      If they were in boston, it’d be called a hit.

      ALSO FUCK THIS SMALL BALL SHIT!!

    • LiterallyFigurative

      He didn’t dive AND do the double barrel roll, so the error is justified.

  • SevenAces

    Oh boy…

  • Jetrer

    well that wasn’t pretty Jesus

  • CBean

    Oh no, Jesus fails.

  • mbonzo

    Wow, that ball died when it hit the dirt.

    • JT

      That first splitter is what we call a roller in handball.

  • Karl Krawfid

    cross up

  • Jorge

    Well, he blocked the second one.

  • The Big City of Dreams

    What happened

    • JT

      Looks like a splitter hit the plate and just rolled… promptly through Montero’s pie hole… seriously, that ball did not bounce back up at all. But yeah, montero could of block it if he had his glove a little lower.

      • The Big City of Dreams

        Thanks for the break down

  • Tyrion Lannister

    Freddy can only do so much, he needs help from his catcher. This should be the last start this kid gets at catcher in this year’s pennant race.

    • AndrewYF

      Oh puh-lease.

    • JT

      lol And your so sure that cervelli, martin, posada, or romine would of caught that.

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

    One run isn’t the end of the world, considering it was two on, none out.

    • Greg

      True but have you seen the offense lately?

  • ItsATarp

    Angels hitting balls weakly and getting hits all series…why can’t we have that kind of luck?

    • Greg

      4 words

      Angels in the outfield

      • Pat D

        Damn that Christopher Lloyd.

    • Pat D

      I’d rather be good than lucky?

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Tex is hopeless…

    • Jorge

      I will never understand the hate. Dude’s an amazing first baseman who never lets his streakiness at the plate affect his defensive play. Maybe he shouldn’t be hitting third, but I’d want him as my first baseman for eternity.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        I’m not a Tex hater. He just looks hopelessly lost right now.

        • Jorge

          Not singling you out at all. I actually don’t remember you being overly negative against him. Read over all these game threads and you’d think the guy was Andy Phillips.

  • mbonzo

    Cam Newton with a 77 yard touchdown pass to S Smith.

  • CBean

    YAY ROBBIE!!!!!

  • Karl Krawfid

    Cano says enough of this shit

  • SevenAces

    Cano!!!!

  • ArchStanton

    Good thing we have Teixeira to step up when the team is struggling.

    • Regis

      lol

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

    Robinson came to play.

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

    Dontcha Know bitches

  • mbonzo

    Cano just scored as many runs as the Angels in 1/50th of the time.

    • SevenAces

      Less effort as well.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Are you sure we are allowed to do that?

    • The Big City of Dreams

      Allowed to do what score multiple runs? Probably not but no one said anything so f it.

  • SevenAces

    Chavez is raking it.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Yankees baseball >> Angles baseabll

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

      Home runs and XBH >>>>> whatever the fuck the Angels were doing last inning.

  • CBean

    Another sign of the end times. The dead will rise. Yay Zombie Chavez!

  • Jorge

    Someone’s starting to give this team its morning cup of coffee. The light at the end of tunnel may be starting to appear.

  • Jorge

    If that was as good as it gets with Montero defensively, would you sign up for that? I actually would.

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

      He can’t be that much worse than Posada right?

      • Jorge

        I could live with the occasional idiot passed ball if that’s the worst of it. Really. The pluses would massively outweigh that.

  • LiterallyFigurative

    C’mon Nunie!

    • mbonzo

      Never get your hopes up over Nunez.

      • LiterallyFigurative

        Why not? Is he not a major league player?

        • mbonzo

          He shouldn’t be, not for the Yankees.

  • LiterallyFigurative

    Santana having issues

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

    Now would be a good time for you to break out of your slump, Brett….

  • The Big City of Dreams

    Cmon grit

  • pop up teixeira

    at least a hit would be nice Gardner

  • ItsATarp

    BABIP is a bitch

    • Sarah

      BABIP hates Gardy right now.

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

    BABIP fucked, AGAIN.

    It was all just a big tease.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    we just can’t catch a break, can we?

    • Jorge

      Keep on getting people on base and, eventually, you’ll drive them home.

  • Greg

    Gardner is really getting on my nerves.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      You’re blaming him for THAT??

      • Greg

        I probalby shouldn’t blame him for that. But its starting to accumulate from a month of alumping at the plate.

  • pop up teixeira

    guess not

  • Karl Krawfid

    Gardner needed to pull that in the gap.

    It was right down the middle. :(

  • Regis

    Gardner is red hot!

  • LiterallyFigurative

    As an aside, the refs need to start penalizing the Giants every time Tom Coughlin comes on the field. Players are on the field less than he is!

    Arms waving, yelling.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Gardner should have hit it worse so he could have gotten an infield hit

  • Tom

    Not watching the game… was Gardner’s out a well hit ball?

    • Total Dominication

      Line drive to center.

    • Jorge

      Hard lineout to center. Apparantly, some people here feel like they could have done better. Kevin Long posts under different names on here.

      • Tom

        Thanks guys…
        Can’t really fault the guy if he hits it hard

        Good to see folks swinging early in the count actually making quality contact (Cano, I assume Chavez, Gardner)… nothing more frustrating than a 1 or 2 pitch AB with a weak popup or groundball rolling over on an outside pitch.

    • Jetrer

      somewhat. It wasn’t really scorched, but it was a liner to center

    • Karl Krawfid

      line drive right to Borjous.

      Should have pulled it I think.

  • Total Dominication

    Babip is such a fucking bitch.

  • JT

    Montero looks frustrated with his last 2 at bats and his passed ball. let’s see how he responds to that.

  • Paul O’neill’s Batting Helmet

    i just saw fly out on mlb.com; was it a pop up? if so, he should have to do 10 push ups. inexcusable in a 1-0 count.

    • Paul O’neill’s Batting Helmet

      nm if it was a line out. just bad luck then.

    • CBean

      a line drive. nicely hit. BABIP hates us.

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

      It was a soft line drive right at Peter Bourjos.

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

    Hey look, an infield tapper that DIDN’T become a hit.

  • Sarah

    Good news: the Yankees had baserunners! There have been walks in this game!

  • Karl Krawfid

    I give up.

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

    This team……

  • The Big City of Dreams

    Smh fuck!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    fucking Angels. oh my god I’m ready for this series to be over.

  • Jetrer

    fuck, just when the Yankees started to show some life

  • Greg

    And of course when we score runs. Freddy Garcia is starting to shit the bed.

  • Rey22

    So much for Freddy as the #2 starter in the playoffs…

  • wow

    c’mon. win a friggin game.

  • Tyrion Lannister

    We’re still searching for that 4th starter. And with a 3 run deficit I wouldn’t be surprised to see Joe throw up the white flag soon and bring in Proctor. We just aren’t scoring any runs.

  • Matt

    This is what happens when you don’t hit. The pitchers try to be perfect, because every mistake could cost them the game. Trying to be too fine, they walk mediocre hitters, and then when they do make the inevitable mistake, it kills them.

    The Yankees offense has been disgraceful in the last week, and it hasn’t just been against Weaver and Haren. Santana can’t throw a strike and you are SWINGING on 1-0 with the bases loaded? No sense of the situation at the plate.

    • mbonzo

      Anf if he took the pitch down the middle of the plate you’d be complaining too. Can you change your handle to captain hindsight?

      • Sarah

        +1. Thank you for sanity.

      • Matt

        No, I would not say that. Anyone knows that a hitter with the lack of power that Gardner has NEEDS to take in that situation, especially when the pitcher has no clue where the ball is going.

        On top of that, Gardner has been awful at the plate lately.

        It’s not hindsight, it’s using your brain. You have to take some pitches when the guy just walked EDUARDO NUNEZ on 5 pitches!

        • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

          You’re completely ignoring the fact that Gardner hit a bullet right at Borgous.

        • Jetrer

          or realize that your team is struggling and that pitch is most likely the best pitch you are going to get in the AB, so be selectively aggressive and try to make something positive happen rather than sit back and hope the Angels give away the game

        • mbonzo

          You take balls, but you don’t take strikes down the middle of the plate. Santana is not a rookie pitcher who will walk the next 5 batters. He’s gonna challenge you over the plate, Gardner hit the ball hard and it didn’t fall. Thats the end of it. Gardner did the right thing and hit the ball hard. Everytime something doesn’t go perfectly for the Yankees you say you’d do that opposite.

      • Matt

        I would rather Gardner take a pitch down the middle than get himself out before the pitcher has proven he can throw consistent strikes, even if the out is hard hit. Given how out of whack his mechanics were, Santana could have easily thrown 3 pitches nowhere near the zone right after that and walked him.

        If it were someone like Swisher who can hit the ball out of the park, it’s a different scenario. The outfielder was playing shallow and Gardner still couldn’t hit it over his head.

        • mbonzo

          Santana’s pitches weren’t out of whack. He has 8 strikeouts through 5.0 IP, This is one of the worse arguments I’ve ever heard on here.

          • Matt

            Wow, try reading next time.

            “Given how out of whack his MECHANICS were”

            He was all over the place in that Nunez at bat. On almost every pitch in that at bat, his shoulder was flying open and he was missing up and in.

            To start the Gardner at bat, he yanked a fastball way down and in. Mechanics were still out of whack.

            • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

              Once again, you’re completely ignoring the fact that Gardner hit a bullet right at Borgous.

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

                Bases loaded, ahead in the count, fastball down the middle, hard hit at someone … bad approach!

              • Matt

                Which is exactly why this is NOT in hindsight. I don’t care if he hit it hard. It is the WRONG APPROACH for the situation.

                Gardner hit it hard, and it still didn’t get over the CF head, because he doesn’t have much power. That is my point exactly. Gardner is still sitting pretty even in the at bat if he takes a pitch right down the middle, given that Santana is having trouble throwing consistent strikes and could very easily miss his spot again.

                Given that one run tied the game there, you weren’t in a spot in which you needed the base hit to score. It’s nice that he hit it hard, but it would have been a lot better if he took some pitches and forced Santana to throw strikes.

                • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

                  Gardner hit it hard, and it still didn’t get over the CF head, because he doesn’t have much power.

                  Does that mean Cano doesn’t have power because he didn’t get his 2nd inning single over Trout’s head?

                  • Matt

                    No, it’s an entirely different situation. Gardner was up there in a spot in which he was getting a predictable pitch to hit, and could sit on it. Cano’s hit was on a 1-1 pitch with the bases empty.

                    You can’t expect me to take you seriously when you compare apples and oranges as the crux of your argument.

                    When Swisher did it against Bailey a few weeks back, I was entirely OK with that. Swisher has a ton of power, and in that situation he can really put a charge into one. Gardner didn’t even hit it as hard as you think. That was more like a fliner than a line drive.

                    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

                      You could go at this all night couldn’t you?

                    • Matt

                      Here we go again with the usual attempts at deflection. Conveniently when your arguments are shown to be completely off the mark.

                    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

                      Ok, you’re right. I’m an idiot.

            • mbonzo

              You know more about mechanics than the whole Yankees bench then, because if thats true they would have given Gardner the red light. Ever think about applying for a job with the club?

              • Sarah

                Way easier to armchair coach.

    • Jetrer

      the situation at the plate was bases loaded with 2 out, with a team that is struggling to score runs, with a pitcher who is likely to be very aggressive against a struggling Gardner to avoid walking in a run, who then throw a very hittable pitch right down the middle
      I would say Gardner was very aware of the situation and did exactly what he should have done with a pitch right down the middle

      • Matt

        You can be aggressive, but you wait for him to throw a strike. That pitch was a good one to hit, but so what? He hasn’t proven he can CONSISTENTLY throw strikes. A walk scores a run too in that spot, and Gardner has struggled mightily at the plate recently.

        It doesn’t matter that the out was hard hit. It’s still the wrong approach for a hitter like Gardner. It’s not hindsight, I’m saying this based on the approach, not the result. A hitter like A-Rod or Cano can swing away in that spot. Gardner needs to be taking, even if it’s down the middle. Make him prove he can throw strikes.

        • mbonzo

          If Gardner’s line drive gets through you’d be praising him for swinging at the right pitch. You’re trolling.

          • Matt

            Again, that is not true. I don’t criticize in hindsight. It’s common sense that you need to be taking a pitch in that spot if you are a hitter like Gardner, when the pitcher’s mechanics are out of whack.

            If Gardner’s line drive got over his head, I would be happy about the result, but it wouldn’t have been the right approach. Getting lucky is different than taking a good approach. Swinging at a pitch at the shoe tops and hitting it out is not good plate discipline just because he hit it out.

            I’m not trolling, I’m stating my opinion. The fact that you have to resort to the insults makes you more of one than me.

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

              I don’t criticize in hindsight.

              That’s all you do, which is why you’re only here when they’re losing/something goes wrong.

              • Matt

                Just because I don’t post my thoughts on here before every single pitch, it doesn’t mean that I wasn’t thinking it beforehand.

                What is entirely hindsight, on the other hand, is what everyone is posting on here. That is doesn’t matter that he took a bad approach, because he hit it hard and had a good outcome.

                The approach was STILL BAD. The outcome was not, but saying such after the fact IS hindsight.

                • Jetrer

                  the argument is whether it was a bad approach. Just you saying it was a bad approach doesn’t make it so. A struggling offense taking advantage of a situation where they were given a fastball right down the middle of the plate is not a bad approach, its being selectively aggressive to try to take control of the game rather than passively hoping the Angels give away the game.

                  • Matt

                    You are operating under the assumption that because he takes a pitch there, he’s going to be passive the entire rest of the at bat.

                    That is not what I’m saying.

                    Just take ONE pitch. Make him throw a strike before you become aggressive. A 1-1 count is still a count in which you are likely to get a good pitch to hit, because the pitcher wants to get ahead.

                    It’s nice that he got a pitch to hit and hit it hard. The difference when you make the distinction is the hitter at the plate. Cano is a much better hitter than Cano, and has a much higher chance of doing damage on a pitch like that. I wouldn’t be upset if Cano swung away there. Gardner on the other hand? He’s struggling at the plate, and his ceiling in terms of damage is likely just a single.

                    • Jetrer

                      I was not at all operating under that assumption.
                      I was operating under the assumption that the cookie down the middle that he swung at would likely be the most hittable pitch of the AB, and considering his struggles, likely his best chance for a good result in that AB.
                      As far as ceiling for damage, a HR is extremely unlikely, but a 2 run single or 3 run double are entirely within the realm of possibility for Gardner on a cookie down the middle.
                      It comes down to a choice of:
                      Swing at the cookie and try to make something positive happen, or
                      Take a strike and hope he either walks you or you get another pitch you can handle
                      Given how the offense has struggled lately, and given the quality of pitcher he was facing, I think Gardner taking a shot at the cookie was the right approach

        • Jetrer

          He hasn’t proven he can CONSISTENTLY throw strikes

          yeah 3 walks in 5 innings means he’s more likely to walk 3 straight batters to force in a run, than Gardner is likely to get a hit on a get it over fastball right down the middle
          Gardner is a legit major league hitter, slumping or not, he’s perfectly capable of hitting a fastball down the middle
          If it was a reliever who just came in and couldn’t find the plate, I would agree that he should take no matter what, but Santana is a very good pitcher, and is extremely unlikely to walk 3 straight batters (especially with a struggling hitter he can challenge up)

          • Matt

            You might want to re-read before you post.

            First of all, the situation was in the 4th inning. He had just walked 2 straight batters, and had lost control of the strike zone. His mechanics were out of whack, and he was struggling to throw strikes. It doesn’t matter what he did in the 5th, or the 1st inning. The pitcher was not pitching the same way.

            Gardner is a legit major league hitter, but he IS slumping mightily. You have to consider that as part of the situation. We know what the guy can do, but that isn’t necessarily what he will do. Gardner’s ceiling, even when going well, is not enough to justify turning him loose there. Most likely just a ground ball or line drive single, when a walk still scores a run.

            You shouldn’t criticize if you don’t know the facts yourself. You have to consider the entire PRESENT situation, not the track record.

            Sanatana

            • Jetrer

              i got the inning wrong, but everything else still stands
              I do consider that he is slumping
              Even with the slumping, I have a lot more trust in Gardner being able hit a fastball down the middle than trust that Santana will walk him there. The fact that Gardner is strugging makes it LESS LIKELY that Santana will walk him, not more likely
              And a few pitches out of the zone don’t mean his mechanics are completeley out of whack

              • Matt

                He was trying to go down and away and was missing up and in. That is the entire definition of his mechanics being completely out of whack.

                He is a good pitcher, so he’s able to pull it together more quickly than a AAA guy. But there’s no denying that he was struggling with his location there. No need to be aggressive so early in the count, especially since you are ahead.

                Again, I like that move if it’s a really good hitter like Cano at the plate, but not with one like Gardner. It’s nice that he hit it hard, but he still bailed the pitcher out. Just like Trumbo before. When the pitcher is struggling to throw strikes, he will gladly take you swinging at a pitch like that because the odds are still in his favor once it’s in play.

  • SDM

    Well at least Boston lost (how many times have we said this damn phrase in the last week)

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Jamie Shields 8.1 IP 1 run.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Jeter with a lazy throw.

    This team needs a day off bad.

  • CBean

    OMG?!! Possibly cured?

  • SevenAces

    GRANDY MAN CAN!!!!

    finally!

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

    More signs of life.

  • Cy Pettitte

    SEE YA!

    slump busted!

  • ItsATarp

    wooo we’re waking

  • The Big City of Dreams

    Curtis!!!!

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

    Granderson slumped the shit out of that ball!

  • SDM

    The Grandyman Returns!!!

  • Jorge

    Like I said, put them on base and, eventually, you bring them home. Freddy can rest a bit easier that this team could actually bail him out today.

  • Total Dominication

    Grandy!!!!!

  • pop up teixeira

    omg slump over?? team showing some life?? can this be??

  • SevenAces

    Goodbye 0 for 14!

  • CBean

    C’mon Tex, let’s go back to back

    • CBean

      nevermind.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    You knew they were scoring after the blue balls we suffered in the top of the inning.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Tex sucks.

    :(

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Sox are officially swept.

  • The Big City of Dreams

    4 runs in one game…how

  • Total Dominication

    Babip, I hate you.

  • LiterallyFigurative

    And the one day we score, our starter gets shelled…..uggh.

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

    Hat tricks for both Tex and Jesus.

  • CBean

    ok Freddy, you just need to hold on now. The team’s waking up.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Slider away was killing Montero is spring training. Still is.

  • pop up teixeira

    damn 3 strikeouts for Montero. This Santana guy is not messin around with him

  • Jobawockeez

    Yeah Freeddy is not the number two stater

  • JT

    Montero’s getting exposed on the curveball. Now let’s start making adjustments!!!!

    • SDM

      they were sliders

      • JT

        Thanks for the clarification. I’m switching back and forth between this and the giants game and didn’t get to really see the pitch.

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

    A zero would be nice, Freddy.

  • SDM

    Santana has Montero’s number 3 K’s damn

  • Kostas

    I believe this is going to be a short post season. This team at present can’t beat Detroit, let alone Texas. Epic collapse coming

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Are you describing the Red Sox? You have to be.

    • Karl Krawfid

      I don’t “believe” you.

      • Jorge

        When this guy calls you overly negative, you’re overly negative.

    • mbonzo

      Which team? The Yankees are 7-2 versus Texas this year.

    • SDM

      This team has beaten both Texas and Detroit; also who outside of Wilson, and Verlander actually pose a serious threat to them?

      • Tom

        Yankees are 5-2 against Detroit in Verlander’s last 7 starts agains them…. yet people treat a Verlander start as a given win when forecasting how that series might go

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

      Based on…?

      • SevenAces

        ACME brand crystal ball

      • Jorge

        You’re seriously taking this bait?

    • CBean

      you’re completely right. you should just give up and no longer watch Yankee games.

      • Evan3457

        Or post in threads at RAB, too. Works for me.

  • SevenAces

    I just want to kick Aybar in the jewels right now…

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I would really really really like to get 2 outs without giving up a run here…

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

    Fuck this small ball crap. Why don’t they just fucking get a transfer to the National League

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

    Where the fuck was that 1-1 pitch?

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    That looked like a strike

  • CBean

    don’t walk him.

  • mbonzo

    No IBB please.

    • The Big City of Dreams

      Oops

  • mbonzo

    I agree with this booing.

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

    Freddy better be taken out after this IBB.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Are you shittin me Girardi?

  • Jorge

    This looks like a very deep hole being dug right now.

  • SDM

    Freddy gets 35% GB’s and your trying to set up a fricken dbl play….FUCK

  • Karl Krawfid

    Man this Angels broadcast is horrible.

    Dude won’t shut up. Trying to give strategies to players like they can hear him.

    lol Montero

  • mbonzo

    I blame Gardner’s lack of plate discipline.

    • Jorge

      Everyone knows this is all Tex’s fault. Always.

  • Cy Pettitte

    can’t believe Freddy is still in this game

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Holy shit we got lucky there.

  • CBean

    freaking christ– tex and nunie almost gave me a heart attack. COMMUNICATE DAMMIT!

  • mbonzo

    I don’t want Nunez on this team next year. Please trade him.

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

    Pop up! C’mon Sweaty, get out of the inning unscathed.

  • SevenAces

    I was sweating bullets there for a moment…

  • CBean

    please just get this last out Freddie. Please.

  • Cy Pettitte

    that was magical

  • SevenAces

    BOOM!!!! Threat over, for now.

  • Jorge

    None of that ever happened.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Freddy Robertson Garcia

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

    Fist bump to Garcia. That’s a grown ass man inning.

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

    Chea!!!

    Very bad start by Garcia. But it could have been a lot worse. Now we need to score some more of those runs.

  • pop up teixeira

    that was close now time to score some runs

  • Jorge

    Fire up some arepas for Freddy.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Nunez is fucking worthless.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Never mind, the umpire is fucking worthless.

  • Bronx Byte

    The magic number is 16 but could have been no more than 12 or 13.

    The Sux next 3 starters are Wakefield, Lackey, and Miller.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Looks like a nice three game winning streak coming up for the Sox.

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

    Way to go Nunez….

    /getting tired of his shit

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Nunez’d

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Everything Nunez does…irritates me.

  • pop up teixeira

    and Nunez with the clutch… doubleplay

  • C

    Unbelievable how many DPs we’ve hit into this series, given how few baserunners we’ve had.

  • Mojo

    So, seeing as how Mike and just about every substantial regular on here believes that the playoffs are a lock… say we go 6-12 the rest of the way, what are our chances? I imagine that Tampa is the greatest threat to stir up some suspense, but the Angels continue to close in on the Rangers… Obviously I’m a little worried after the past 4 games, but should I be worried about this team ACTUALLY making it into the playoffs if they continue to sputter?

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

      If the Yankees go 6-12 the rest of the way, Tampa needs to go 12-5 just to tie.

      • Mojo

        Ugh, I want a 8 game winning streak NOW!

        • CBean

          You realise 12-5 isn’t easy right?

          • Mojo

            I’m aware, doesn’t prevent me from wanting a torrid winning streak any less.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      The Red Sox need to be worried about TB. Not us.

    • Jorge

      Rays aren’t going to remain that hot. Yanks (and Sox) aren’t going to remain that cold. This isn’t Queens.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        The Sox could very well remain this cold. Beckett will miss a few starts, and they have Lackey, Wakefield, Miller, etc. Their only “sure thing” is Lester who got rocked today.

  • Jorge

    It’s strange that my own response to Nunez has been the mirror image of everyone else’s on here. Couldn’t stand him when everyone was singing his praises and, now, I actually feel he’s improved.

    • Mojo

      Haha, I’ve liked him from the get go. He usually makes sweet contact, but, lately, he hasn’t exactly been my bowl of cherries. And, as if I even need to repeat my aggravation over the subject, Mark Teixera needs to be benched and given a lesson to. Can’t stand watching him at the plate anymore.

  • flamingo

    All RIGHT, Cory!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    haha did anyone else see that shirt that said “Bahstan Sahcks Cack”

  • CBean

    time for #40 grandy

  • http://RAB Leo in Houston

    Montero looks bad behind the plate. The reports of him needing work back there are correct. The kid can hit.

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

    Jetes!

    Yeah you better make the call to the bullpen Sciosa, you fat fuck.

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

    Get that run in, period. GIDP if you have too.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Squeeze!!!

  • Sarah

    Runners at 1st and 3rd, no outs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Gardy got a hit!

    Grandy has a HR this game!

    Things might be looking up!

  • Tom

    The best part of this pitching change is that there is a decent chance Downs stays in against Tex (as Cano is on deck) which means Tex will be hitting righty and at least have a shot.

  • SevenAces

    The sleeping giant is starting to wake up.

  • CBean

    That was a terrible strike out, Grandy.

  • Karl Krawfid

    That was pathetic.

  • Mike

    Bummer

  • Tyrion Lannister

    He is just god awful at situational hitting. Now time for Teix’s pop fly.

  • C

    Most predictable K ever

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    5 freaking curveballs in a row.

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

    Seriously Grandy? Anything but a strikeout would have been acceptable there. And he swung at balls 3 and 4 too.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Here comes King Popup.

  • Matt

    The same pitch, 5 times in a row. Where is the adjustment?

  • Mike

    Texiera’s chance to break out of his slump. Please get the run in from 3rd!

  • pop up teixeira

    how bout that hit Tex?

  • swishers fauxhawk

    YES. YES. YES.

  • Mike

    HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • Karl Krawfid

    Tex!

    • Karl Krawfid

      I mean Peter!

  • CBean

    HOLY FUCK THAT WAS AWESOME!

  • SevenAces

    HAW HAW!

  • mbonzo

    LOL ANGELS!

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

    lolololololololololololololololol

  • Cy Pettitte

    lolololololololololololololololololololololololololol

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Luis Castillo!!

  • Mojo

    Time to cue the classic Yankee choke with RISP and 0 outs with the heart of the order coming up?

    • Mojo

      Haha, yikes, that comment was a tad bit delayed.

  • Tyrion Lannister

    HE DROPPED THE BALL! HE DROPPED THE BALL!!!!!

    • Mike

      Yeah took him much longer to say it this time

  • LiterallyFigurative

    UZR That Scioscia!!!!!!!!!

  • Jorge

    The invisible hand of God is a Yankee fan. I always knew.

  • The Big City of Dreams

    Baseball Gods back on our side :)

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

    That’ll put a dent in Bourjos’ UZR.

  • Matt

    I’m speechless. What a horrible play all around there.

  • Jetrer

    lmfao … I though this CF was supposed to be good

  • Jedile

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAaAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

  • Charles

    Thank you baseball gods…

  • Mike

    LOL do you guys notice how long it took Michael Kay to say “No he dropped the ball”? That was like 5 seconds.

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

      He’s 600 feet away from the play, not the easiest to see.

      • Mike

        They still have the monitors though which show what we see on TV

    • Jedile

      Kay was probably on his iPad 2 or eating!

    • Urban

      It seemed like five seconds, which is a lot. I thought maybe I was seeing an optical illusion, and maybe it was a bird or a piece of paper since Kay wasn’t saying anything.

  • Rey22

    LOL, what the hell

  • http://RAB Leo in Houston

    Tex!!!!!

  • CBean

    Peter Bourjos, our most valuable player this game.

  • Urban

    That’s got to be worth a minus ten on the UZR scale.

  • Bronx Byte

    Maybe this gives the team the lift it needed. Keep piling on the insurance runs.

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

    They’re afraid of Jesus.

  • CBean

    Respecting Jesus. Chavy, make them pay.

  • t89

    Gotta love them showing Montero respect.

  • pop up teixeira

    I guess the angels aren’t in the outfield huh

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Matt is over on an Angels blog complaining.

    • Matt

      Yes, because anyone whose opinion you disagree with is automatically a troll. Even though you tried to compare Cano’s 1-1 bases empty single to Gardner’s bases loaded 1-0 count at bat.

      • Jetrer

        but saying Gardner can’t hit for any power because in one AB he didn’t it the ball over the CF’s head is so much more rational

        • Matt

          Not even close. You do realize that Gardner has 15 career HR’s in 1312 career ABs? There is no way I’m basing it on one at bat, but nice try.

          • Matt

            Make that 1314 now.

          • mbonzo

            How are you still talking about this? Gardner his a sharp linedrive with the bases loaded, find something else to complain about.

            • Matt

              I’m not harping on the issue. I’m responding to another unprovoked attack from another poster who sure can dish it out, but can’t take the heat when he makes a fool of himself.

              It’s actually the other poster who tried to attack my argument from the previous thread, but he failed pretty miserably at doing such.

          • Jetrer

            yes, he doesn’t have much power, but you did use the results of that one AB to justify your argument. And HR wasn’t the only possible positive outcome in that situation, asking for a HR is just getting greedy. A two run single or 3 run double in the gap would have sufficed just fine.

            • Matt

              That is not what I said. Go back and read my posts.

              I said that he was not LIKELY to drive the ball because he doesn’t have much power. That is not based on one at bat, not even close. The outcome only served to further confirm my point, which was very obvious in the first place because Gardner has no power.

              I have no idea why you continue to argue this, because you are very clearly wrong.

              • Jetrer

                and you are very clearly completely missing the point again.
                the point is the lack of power doesn’t have any relevance because Gardner is more than capable of hitting a 2 run single or 3 run double.

                • Matt

                  Which I already acknowledged, and addressed multiple times as not pertinent to the argument. Stop grasping at straws to continue an argument that you have already lost.

                  If you are ultra aggressive in a 1-0 count in that spot, it’s to try to drive a ball. Otherwise, you still have a good count coming up in which you are likely to get a pitch that you can hit for a single. 1-1 in that spot is still a hitter’s count, because the pitcher is desperate to get ahead in the count and not put himself in peril.

                  I don’t care if Gardner hit it hard still. That doesn’t matter. This isn’t a hindsight analysis, I don’t care one bit if he hit it hard or softly.

                  The situation called for him to take at least one pitch there. Gardner is not likely to drive it over somebody’s head, and that is the opportunity which justified being aggressive. If the likely alternative is just a ground ball or softer single, then a walk is not as huge a downgrade, so be patient.

                  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

                    Good lord, you need to let that go.

                    • Matt

                      Good lord, you need to get over it. You called me out for no reason, after I shut you down. What do you expect the response to be?

                      If you can’t take the response, then keep your mouth shut and don’t act like an idiot.

                    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

                      You’re harping on a moot point in a game that the Yankees are 3 outs away from winning. Even if I was wrong, it’s not going to impact the game at this point. If the Yankees lose this game, it’ll most likely be Mariano’s fault.

                    • Matt

                      You attacked me for no reason. Stop trying to spin any of this blame onto me. You are so full of yourself.

                  • Jetrer

                    Gardner is struggling now, as you made a large part of your argument. Swinging at a cookie down the middle isn’t being ultra-aggressive, it’s being selectively aggressive. Hitting the ball over somebody’s head is not the only opportunity that justifies being selectively aggressive, even a single is a great outcome in that situation, and given Gardner’s struggles, swinging at a cookie is his best chance at that. And I don’t care if Gardner hit the ball hard or not. That was never part of my argument. Stop trying to change my argument to try to make your point. I see your point, but I also think it is entirely reasonable for Gardner to try to take advantage of getting the break of being served a cookie. I’m not at all saying that taking the pitch would be wrong, I’m saying that swinging at the pitch was perfectly reasonable as well.

                    • Matt

                      And I’m not denying that he swung at a good pitch to hit. The marginal reward for doing that though, in that situation, was not high enough to merit that kind of approach.

                      What are the outcomes? If Gardner takes it, then these are what could happen:

                      1) Santana finds it and makes a few perfect pitches to retire him. Doesn’t seem likely given how he’s pitching at that point.

                      2) Santana falls behind even more, and has to come in with the same exact cookie, or fall behind 3-1. Reasonably likely given his lack of control at that point in the outing.

                      3) Santana throws Gardner the same cookie on 1-1 trying to get ahead in the count. Not entirely likely because he doesn’t want to just lay it in there on 1-1, but possible because he isn’t hitting his spots.

                      2 of those 3 outcomes are similar to swinging on 1-0, and probably more likely to occur than the first.

                      The only way that swinging on 1-0 is a marginal upgrade over those last 2 outcomes is if Gardner does something which was less likely then (i.e., sitting on a pitch and drilling it over somebody’s head). Given Gardner’s lack of power, that seems pretty unlikely.

                      There is always a risk involved, but a walk is actually a very good outcome there. With 2nd and 3rd, it’s a different situation because you need a hit to score. There, a walk is not a huge downgrade from a single.

                    • Jetrer

                      walk is a good outcome, but I think a hit on a cookie was as likely as a walk, and would result in more than one run, and part of my point was that it doesn’t take perfect pitches to retire Gardner right now.
                      I think the power argument would be stronger if there weren’t 2 RISP.

              • Jetrer

                and what am I clearly wrong about?
                Is Gardner, even while slumping, capable of hitting a 1-0 cookie for a 2 run single or 3 run double? YES
                Is it likely that the 1-0 cookie was going to be the best pitch to hit in the AB? YES
                Does it make at least some sense to have a hitter perfectly capable of knocking in at least 2 runs swing at a cookie down the middle? YES

                • Matt

                  “yes, he doesn’t have much power, but you did use the results of that one AB to justify your argument”

                  I DEFINITELY did not use the results of 1 AB to form that opinion. Stop attacking me for things I never said, and which I very obviously did not think.

                  • Jetrer

                    “Gardner hit it hard, and it still didn’t get over the CF head, because he doesn’t have much power. That is my point exactly.”
                    -seems like what you said. Saying he didn’t hit the ball over the CF’s head because he doesn’t have much power. Yes, he doesn’t have much power. Yes, he didn’t hit the ball over the CF head. Correlation does not = causation. Perhaps he didn’t hit it over the CF head because he didn’t make great contact. Perhaps he is still very capable of hitting the ball over the CF head.

                    • Matt

                      That is not the point that I was making. I was simply pointing out that my logic actually came to bear.

                      If Gardner swung at that same pitch and hit a ground ball to 2nd base, I would have said the EXACT same thing. The rationale behind not swinging on 1-0 does not relate to the act of actually doing it.

                      He actually made great contact there, so you may want to be careful about what you say. G

                      You also have to realize that the only reason I even had to say something like that was because of how ridiculous your responses were. I was saying that to show you an example of what I was getting at, and you still missed the point.

                    • Jetrer

                      I think you are confused as to who you were responding to. There is nothing ridiculous about saying Gardner, even slumping, is capable of hitting a cookie. Or that said cookie would likely be his best pitch to hit in the AB, or that it was unlikely that Santana would walk 3 straight batters. As for the quality of the contact, I believe it was you that characterized it as more of a Fliner than liner.

                    • Matt

                      Here is the original post:

                      “Anyone knows that a hitter with the lack of power that Gardner has NEEDS to take in that situation”

                      That was the mindsight that I took into that at bat, and the mindsight that I took out of that at bat. Of course, you will continue to claim that I must have been using hindsight because… well that would support your argument. Clearly you know exactly what I was thinking at that moment in time, more than I do even.

                    • Jetrer

                      again you are confused. I never mentioned hindsight at all.

                • Matt

                  And if I used it to justify my argument, it was only to point out that my logic was not off the mark there, because that was the exact outcome.

                  Gardner hit it at the perfect angle to drive it over his head, but simply couldn’t hit it hard enough to do so, even though he was right on the pitch and waiting for it.

                  The logic is perfectly valid, and the outcome demonstrated exactly why I said such a thing.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Montero aint that good yet.

  • Jedile

    Jesus Walks!

  • CBean

    oh Soriano doesn’t make me feel good. Chavy I need a homerun here.

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

    Please get the run in. I don’t trust Soriano with a one-run lead.

    • Sarah

      Same.

      But I want to be wrong.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Wade threw only 8 pitches and has been way way bettter than Sori this year. But the binder says 7th Inning Guy…

  • LiterallyFigurative

    We couldn’t possibly blow this piece of luck, could we?

    Downs throws all breaking stuff away to lefties. Just sit fb inside.

  • Tom

    Big mistake by Sciosca not turning Tex around to the left side…

    Cano isn’t that susceptible to lefties and Tex’s dropoff is massive.

  • CBean

    we should keep wade in. i would feel better with wade.

    • Mojo

      Ditto. What’s wrong with Soriano? Is it a pressure thing? Physical? Was he never actually THAT good? Why doth he sucketh?

  • Cy Pettitte

    don’t fuck up MFIKY.

  • CBean

    Romine!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Austin Romine in NOW? holy shit.

    • Malrick

      It is probably because he is from LA.

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

    Austin Romine? Talk about being shorthanded.

    • Nuke LaDoosh

      Hah. I wonder what he was doing yesterday. Today he is catching for the Yankees.

  • mbonzo

    Chavez was playing 10 feet from Aybar. Thats how you have to field these fools.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Hey it’s Romine! What’s next? Betances in the 8th?

  • JT

    Is Romine that much better defensively than Montero? Montero didn’t look that bad, and i’ll give him a pass for that ball through his legs since i think a majority of mlb catchers dont get that ball

  • Greg

    What was Chavez doing? Dive man

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

    Would you look at that, a seeing eye single. There haven’t been many of those lately….

  • http://RAB Leo in Houston

    Wow Romine looks great behind the plate. So Romine has the glove and Montero has the bat.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      By most accounts Romine is solidly average with the glove.

      • Urban

        …and his bat has more prommise than is currently fitting Kay’s narrative.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Because I said his bat sucks?

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

      If only the Yankees could morph the two into a Jesustin Romtero hybrid.

    • JT

      Romine hasnt had to catch any balls in the dirt yet, why do you automatically say that he looks great behind the plate; just because thats the general consensus?

  • mbonzo

    Trenton is not in the playoffs, just to clear up the broadcasting failure.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Looks like they don’t have faith in Jesus catching…

    • CBean

      did Romine catch Soriano during Rehab? It might just be that?

  • Urban

    Who would have guessed that in a span of 20 hours, Russell Martin, Jorge Posada, Jesus Montero and Austin Romine would all have caught in a game for the Yankees?

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Soriano’d

  • CBean

    fucking soriano

  • Cy Pettitte

    Joe: “really? the multi-million dollar 7th inning guy can’t get this done”

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

    I don’t trust Soriano at all.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    DRob, plz.

  • mbonzo

    Can Cory Wade be out 7th inning guy?

  • Tyrion Lannister

    And this is why Robbie has to push Teix home with only 1 out. Soriano is a clown, always has been.

  • Greg

    Cant blame Soriano. A seeing eye single and a typical Abreu at bat

  • pop up teixeira

    Abreu continues to be a pain in the ass for the yankees

  • CBean

    what i wouldn’t give for a double play right now.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I trust Ayala more than I trust Soriano.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      I trust Andrew Brackman as much as Soriano.

  • mbonzo

    Thats interference.

  • Cy Pettitte

    WHAT? WHAT?

    i don’t even…..

  • Tyrion Lannister

    What was he doing? Throw the ball and get Abreu!

    • JT

      Did no one see the damn replay.. torii walked right into the throw. That ball would of clanked off torii’s head

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    That is such bullshit.

  • JT

    wtf he stopped the throw cause torii fat head was in the way!!!

  • CBean

    oh rookies.

  • mbonzo

    Romine stopped his throw because Abreu walked into it. How is Abreu not at first?

    • mbonzo

      Errr Hunter.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Deuces.

  • SDM

    what happened?

  • SevenAces

    Booya! Fuck you Angels!!!

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

    Get pumped Soriano!

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

    That was absolutely obstruction. Hunter walked right in front of him.

    • mbonzo

      I feel this has been a horrible umping game. The homerun that bounced off the wall wasn’t even reviewed too.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I still don’t trust Soriano

  • Mojo

    Soriano has to be the LEAST economical reliever in baseball. Can the man count to three without stuttering?

  • Jedile

    Soriano is pumped up cause he almost gave away the game. greatt

  • The Big City of Dreams

    Nunez keep the tag on

  • Charles

    Not interference, the throw has to be made with Hunter in the way, it probably would have been called if Romine had thrown it but he waited until Hunter passed him.

    • Charles

      Woops *Obstruction, interference is on Offense.

    • JT

      Not sure if your an expert in the rules, but… you expect the guy to throw the ball into someones head??? Sorry, if torii hunter stands in front of him and jumps up and down, does Romine still need to attempt the throw?

      Obviously Interference to anyone with common sense, but then again, none of these games the yankees have been playing make any sense lately

  • MattG

    Big pitching performance my ass. Soriano was bad, Hunter was worse.

  • Greg

    I disagree. Hunter thought he checked his swing and was going to first. Abreu stopped in the middle of first and secod and that’s why Romine stopped.

    • mbonzo

      When Romine goes to throw the ball, Hunter’s head is directly in his way. The umpire doesn’t call obstruction or if he walked or struckout, Abreu stopped. It was because the umpire is slow to call the strikeouts and walks and failed to realize the obstruction that Romine assumed it was a walk.

      • Greg

        That may be correct. But Hunter’s head was not in the way. He clearly ducked his head going past Romine.

        • JT

          Clearly… since you had the vantage point of Romine and could see what he was seeing.. clearly…

          • Greg

            I saw it when it happened. Hunter assumed that he walked and ducked his head while walking past Romine. If he atleast attempts to not obstruct, I dont think you can call obstruction.

            • JT

              Ok, I’m just frustrated and venting… but with that fake duck, if Romine threw the ball, it would of went into the outfield or clanked Hunter in the back of the head.

    • JT

      I still think Romine stopped his throw because Hunter was in the way… but regardless, Hunter should not have walked in front of the catcher. If it was a walk, then he’s ok, but since it was a strike out, blocking the catcher is obstruction.

      • Greg

        And that goes back to mbonzo’s point that since the ump was slow in calling whether it was a walk or a strikeout, Hunter didnt know either and assumed it was a walk.

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

        The ump can’t call the obstruction without a throw anyway.

  • CBean

    I would love some insurance runs.

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

    Soriano is the weakest link in the CoSoRoMo chain.

    • Mojo

      Wouldn’t it be nice to relax with a nice, hot mug o’ Jo in the middle of that monster?

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

        Sure would. I miss Joba.

        CoSoJoRoMo has a nice ring to it.

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

          Don’t forget Boone Logan!

          CoLoSoJoRoMo.

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

            Noesi?

            CoLoSoJoRoMoNo

            /Noesidesignated11thinning guy

            • Nuke LaDoosh

              and still Soriano the weakest link

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

              Kontos!

              KoNoCoLoSoJoRoMo

            • first time lawng time

              Don’t forget Scott Proctor!

              CoLoSoJoRoMoNoPro

          • Mojo

            I prefer Bo. But, can he pitch the 10th instead? CoSoJoRoMoBo

        • LiterallyFigurative

          Imagine if Feliciano was here all year.

          JoSoDroRoMo!!

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

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

  • mbonzo

    STOP HITTING SHARP LINE DRIVES GARDNER!

  • kirill

    I am so tired of seeing Eduardo fucking Nunez in the lineup every fucking day.

    • TomH

      Maybe you’ll get lucky and see Pena.

      • kirill

        I can only dream about having A-rod, jeter, cano, and tex in the infield all at the same time.

  • Mojo

    Fuck! This offense is pitiful! Where did it go? Aren’t we facing Felix tomorrow? How about 10 runs sometime in the near future, fellas? Make me a believer again!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Player of the game Peter Borjous.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Never saw that play before with Romine catching but taking Montero out for Austin “Gold Glove” Romine who has never played a game in the majors is sick.

    sick.

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

      It’s been a sick series.

      • Mojo

        It’s been one of the worst series I’ve ever witnessed as I was there to witness the first two games. Montero was easily the highlight of the series (if not the season) for me.

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

          Maybe sickening is a better word.

    • Mojo

      What happened?

    • Sweet Dick Willie

      To be fair, it is Montero’s first game (defensively) also.

  • Stevesy

    Guessing Proctor is up so just in case lead is lost?

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

      Its probably just because of what Leiter said, hasn’t pitched in a while so they’re giving his arm a little work. Mariano will warm up in the top of the 9th.

    • Tom

      Didn’t he just pitch 1.1 inning 2 or 3 days ago?

      I think he’s having flashbacks to his Torre days and assumes he should just be up and ready every day every inning!

  • Monteroisdinero

    When is the last time Romine played in a game?

  • CBean

    I do love having Tex at first.

  • JT

    Yikes… now we have to deal with Mo versus Russel Branyan. Not any easy weekend for the Yankees

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

      Don’t worry, Branyan only hits the Yankees in Yankee Stadium.

      • JT

        Good call sir

  • karel capek

    You people aren’t being fiercely conscious.

  • flamingo

    HOUDINI :D So efficient.

  • Tom

    Is there a reason why Andruw Jones is still in RF?

    Are Dickerson and Golson injured? (I’m starting to wonder after the Nunez start in RF yesterday)

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    God I sure hope Mariano doesn’t get save 602 in Toronto.

  • http://RAB Leo in Houston

    This is fantastic watching Romine work-what a great target he gives the pitcher.

    • Charles

      Yeah he seems to be great at framing pitches too.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    It’s amazing how good Robertson is.

    • Bob Stone

      Mo’s eventual replacement.

  • Charles

    Has anyone noticed that MLB.tv has an option for PitchFX now?

  • Mojo

    Teixera laying off the changeup? Mark, you tease!

    • Tom

      Hitting from the right side.

      He’s a completely different hitter from the right side.

  • LiterallyFigurative

    Reading the Nunez hate, I can’t wait for Montero’s first bad week.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Strike 1 was ball 3

  • Rainbow Pinstripes

    Sorry I’m a newbie, what is that website to see the ump’s Strike Zone? I need to see this one for today, because some of the calls have made me scratch my head…

  • Mojo

    Jesus f’ing Montero!!! Can this team consistently score after the 4th/5th inning? These past few games have been the longest of the season for me.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      At this point the goal is to win, no matter how it unfolds.

    • Tom

      Is that now 9 infield singles this series?

      • Tom

        aaargh… reply fail!

  • Bob Stone

    Kay says it’s 6:47pm in NY so it’s night-time. Really? I still see daylight out my window. I think most of us call that early evening.

    Does Kay think it’s December instead of September?

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

      It’s actually starting to get dark out, which makes me sad. A few weeks ago, the sun was still out at 7:30.

      • Mojo

        Get ready to “fall back”

  • first time lawng time

    Anyone else have an eerie feeling that Rivera will blow this?

    • Bob Stone

      No!

    • C

      Have faith, he’ll be fine

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

      I really hope that that feeling is just gas.

      • pop up teixeira

        lol

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

    All right no screwing around, Mo. Just give us a nice 1-2-3 inning.

    • Bob Stone

      There’s 1.

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

      Technically that was a 1-2-3 inning.

  • Kevin G.

    Mariano throws a spitball!!!!1111

  • Cy Pettitte

    fucking serious? fuck Aybar.

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

    Of course Aybar gets another fucking infield hit….

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Bullshit hit #54890543

  • ItsATarp

    Holy shit this angels team is annoying as hell

  • JT

    Aybar’s talents are made for that Angel’s team

  • pop up teixeira

    uh oh

  • LiterallyFigurative

    Oh look!

    Another infield hit!

    To quote Vince Lombardi

    “What the hell is going on out here?!?!”

  • SevenAces

    Fucking Aybar, wtf is he eating? Seared unicorn filet with leprechaun sauce with a side of 4 leaf salad?

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

      With a side order of rabbit’s feet served on a plate encrusted with golden horseshoes….

      • SevenAces

        Topped off with a glass of fresh pixie’s urine.

  • Tom Zig

    HUGE WIN!!

  • CBean

    OH THANK GOD!!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    a win!

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

    3.5 up

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Perfect record in the Romine Era!!

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

    CHEA!

  • SevenAces

    BOOM! See ya fucking half swing pussy hit slapping bunting pieces of shits!

    So this is what winning feels like!

  • pop up teixeira

    YES, about time!!

  • LiterallyFigurative

    The Yanks had to win the game in this fashion, considering all the BS of the past week or so.

  • Tom

    So was that 9 infield singles in this series?

  • Karl Krawfid

    That’s how you do it boys

  • Tom Zig

    Dare I say it was a must win? or will I be shunned for saying that.

  • pop up teixeira

    ok I was just about to mention the rabbit’s foot and horseshoe thing…

    • pop up teixeira

      opps reply fail

  • CBean

    aww Austin hugging his brother

  • Ethan

    Did anyone notice the players walking in the background when Kimberly Jones is talking with Jeter? Looked like they had a seseme street and tinkerbell backpack. That the kind of stuff they do to the rookies?

    • nedro

      heh, you noticed, too, I see… Yeah, I’ve heard guys on different teams talk about it. Just some friendly rookie hazing.

  • nedro

    Hah! All the newbies came in from the pen during Kim’s interview, sporting their pink vinyl girlie backpacks. Awesome.

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

    Peter Bourjos is the Yankee Player of the game.

  • pop up teixeira

    On to face king Felix. GREATTT!

  • CBean

    Magic #11. No More Boggs till next season!